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Ted Cruz’s ‘aw shucks’
act is wearing thin

Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/14/2013 8:59:59 AM

Ted Cruz’s “aw shucks” act is wearing thin. The Republican senator from Texas likes to pretend he is above the fray of Washington bickering, focused on large issues and too big to engage character assassination. But the reality is that Cruz is the Republican king of nasty attacks. He explodes rhetorical nuclear bombs on his opponents, only to feign outrage when his victims respond in kind, or in many cases, with relative spitballs. Take his defund Obamacare effort. The tactic to eliminate President Obama’s health care law had zero prospect of success, which Cruz undoubtedly knew despite what he sold the conservative

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stopevhillary, 10/14/2013 9:04:15 AM     (No. 9564305)

nice try Daily Caller. Ain´t gonna work.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reilly, 10/14/2013 9:05:32 AM     (No. 9564306)


I shay Daily Collar shucks.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 10/14/2013 9:05:47 AM     (No. 9564307)

Jamie the coconut doesnt understand it is a process---Cruz focused naitonal attention on the disastrous obamacare --you fight whether you have the votes or no because that enables the voters to coalesce and organize and keeping the focus on the horror this POS "law" is, will eventually get it repealed. Prohibition didnt stand and neither did slavery-

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janjan, 10/14/2013 9:08:43 AM     (No. 9564312)

He is no doubt wearing very thin with the liberals and we want him to.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/14/2013 9:10:01 AM     (No. 9564314)

Weinstein´s article is not well received at the Daily Caller, evidenced by the following --which I could not have said better myself:

The only thing wearing thin is this clown´s articles.;

Weinstein´s been veering towards the squish lane for some time, now -- this just seals the deal -- if I want to read bilge like this I know where to find the HuffPo....;

I can guarantee the real reason weinstien doesn´t like Cruz is not revealed in this article.;

Many Americans know and admire Cruz now but still have never heard of Jamie Weinstien.;

This article was stupid.;

I´m with Cruz.

It goes on from there, and it doesn´t get any better for Weinstein.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/14/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9564326)

Little Jamie´s claim to fame is that he was the funniest celebrity in Washington DC in 2011.

Funny = as in rubber crutch?

Jamie is tiresome. Wearing very thin.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jackson, 10/14/2013 9:22:14 AM     (No. 9564331)

And... The follow-up "Obama´s I will not rest, everyday I focus, this is unprecedented, I, Me, My act is wearing WAY thinner"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/14/2013 9:27:27 AM     (No. 9564349)

I am with Cruz 100%. He is my senator, and I am so incredibly proud of the actions he is taking.

And if that drives the lie-berals crazy, all the better.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/14/2013 9:28:34 AM     (No. 9564353)

Another writer with the brains of a worm. There is nothing about this column that is worth the space it takes up.
Why did I read it??? I don´t know.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/14/2013 9:33:01 AM     (No. 9564361)

#7
The RINOs will cave in the end as they would have anyway. The Tea Party will be seen as the only obstacle that Obama faced. That´s good enough for me. Bring on the primaries.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/14/2013 9:36:47 AM     (No. 9564372)

Glad I read the replies here before going to the article, something I rarely do.

Y´all did a fellow L-Dotter a great service. Thank you!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/14/2013 9:46:30 AM     (No. 9564391)

Aw, shucks... Sounds like someone is feeling testy...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rockdoc, 10/14/2013 9:47:18 AM     (No. 9564393)

Cruz is out for Cruz...and he´s sucked all the flame throwers on this site into thinking he´s the messiah...more like the Pied Piper...if this shutdown garbage wasn´t dominating the news, the conservatives would be totally destroying Obama and Obamacare and all the Dems that voted for it...now could lose the sequester!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mildred, 10/14/2013 9:52:40 AM     (No. 9564403)

When Ted Cruz started, how many thought he would bring so much attention to this unworkable health insurance problem? The democrats don´t like this because they all get in line and repeat what they are told to say. Whether Ted Cruz wins or loses this fight, at least he tried and stood up for what he believes is the right thing to do. Weinstein doesn´t know what else to write about because he´s lazy and he doesn´t know he really isn´t as smart as he thinks he is.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/14/2013 9:55:06 AM     (No. 9564406)

Weinstein is a college-educated lightweight.

Here Diana West dissects his interview of Geert Wilders - "Fantasy Islam v. Islam".

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2130/Fantasy-Islam-vs-Islam.aspx

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/14/2013 9:56:28 AM     (No. 9564410)

No what is more annoying is the Looney Left´s constant whining about anybody who stands up against their ludicrous anti-American agenda...a clear cut case of CDS...Cruz Derangement Syndrome!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 10/14/2013 9:58:35 AM     (No. 9564418)

The Neville Chamberlain RepublicRats are out in force. Nothing in the article worth sacrificing brain cells for that the CDS individuals have not stated before. Yet more Venomous Vitriol put on display by Tokyo Rove´s Gangrene Girls.....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: forward, 10/14/2013 9:59:50 AM     (No. 9564423)

Is it better to "stand up to Obama!" and get a lot of attention but ultimately lose, politically, in terms of ObamaCare going into full effect and in terms of Republicans´ popularity in general? I really don´t like our weakened position coming out of this whole thing. I wish Cruz had focused it all on the "ObamaCare" website - using that as the deal maker: if it isn´t working, shut it all down. That was the leverage. We really missed that opportunity here. Most Americans do not want the government shut down, all this wasted money and workers made idle. They just don´t. It is very unpopular - one poll can be wrong but ten are not wrong. Sorry but I am not on the Cruz train.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/14/2013 9:59:55 AM     (No. 9564426)

Funny, for me, The Daily Caller’s ‘we´re just trying to help’ act is wearing thin.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/14/2013 10:19:05 AM     (No. 9564456)

"Wearing thin" in Midtown Manhattan, Downtown Detroit, Camden, NJ, Hollywood, Georgetown and South Chi-Town, but soaring off the charts out here in flyover country!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: yuban, 10/14/2013 10:21:09 AM     (No. 9564459)

Those not on the Cruz train are also not fond of Palin, Lee, Bachmann etc. You would much rather keep the status quo and go along to get along. Anyone willing to take a stand against DC is A-OK in my book. All aboard......

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Reply 22 - Posted by: frenesi1, 10/14/2013 10:28:13 AM     (No. 9564470)

I am a Cruzette

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/14/2013 10:34:56 AM     (No. 9564483)

Nuisance Call

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Reply 24 - Posted by: horacer, 10/14/2013 10:43:59 AM     (No. 9564500)

Still, Cruz pushes on, acting like he is the victim of scurrilous attacks and suggesting he is too noble to respond in kind.

Hmmm... sort of like Sarah Palin. 90% of spending on Obamacare is mandatory. The government is shutdown now. Is Obamacare? No. So what would defunding accomplish. Boehner had the right strategy. Push for entitlement reform and delay Obamacare using the debt limit. We had a clean CR with the sequester cuts in place. Elections change policy not tantrums.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/14/2013 10:44:14 AM     (No. 9564502)

Weinstein´s piece is a bit too harsh, but my question is what was accomplished with the defund tactic? We lost all that time that could have been used hammering on the October 1 startup and how deficient it was, plus there were the flying accusations from the defunders against other GOPers who didn´t think this was going anywhere, and that really damaged us in the polls. So, there was a lot of name-calling, a lot of finger-pointing, but all within our own ranks. In the end, Lee and Cruz admitted they knew the effort was futile. So what did we gain?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: integrity7, 10/14/2013 10:53:36 AM     (No. 9564513)

Sorry folks - there was no other plan that somehow Lee´s and Cruz´s plan stopped from happening or interfered with.

Not any plan was made that could have succeeded in forcing Reid/Obama to give any ground at all.

It wouldn´t have mattered, none could have forced any outcome that the Durbin-Schumer type zombie Left was determined to stop, and everyone who is against THEM is to be non-stop demonized. Doesn´t matter the alleged "plan", the names Boehner, McConnell, or Lee, Cruz.

But this way the people are fired up and involved.

The people themselves are fighting this totalitarianism.

As they should and must!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/14/2013 10:59:19 AM     (No. 9564522)

When I’m forming an opinion about someone or something, I don’t consider how my opinion will play out politically. I’m stuck with me. I have to live with myself. I think Bill Shakespeare said it best. “To thine own self be true!” Works for me!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/14/2013 11:01:13 AM     (No. 9564529)

The article details Cruz´s convenient memory lapses or outright lies when confronted with his past statements against fellow Republicans.
Republicans who were minding their own business and were subjected to Cruz´s spontaneous vitriol and slander in their home districts.
Which is still inexplicable.
There´s something off about the guy , he´s obviously dishonest and tries to pretend otherwise.
Kinda like Obama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/14/2013 11:13:13 AM     (No. 9564543)

At the end of the first vote for Obamacare, the Republicans could (and still do) say that not one of them voted for it. The Democrats owned it.

If no one had fought against it right up to implementation, that would have been tacit agreement with the law.

The people are energized. The media is working overtime to destroy Cruz which shows you how freaked they are not only that the plan is already a disaster but that someone has been vocal against it.

If it should come to pass that right-leaning voters say "who fought for me?" then you know the folders will come out of the woodwork trying to claim that they did. Just like Graham, et. al., try to say that they voted against it when they actually voted for cloture which gave all the power back to Harry Reid. They will be exposed.

If the GOP is losing this fight than they were already losing and sucking up to the Dem media won´t do a darn thing. Best to go down fighting rather than capitulating right up until the moment they cut off your head.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: postaway, 10/14/2013 11:37:52 AM     (No. 9564605)

Whatever you think of Ted Cruz, and I have no personal knowledge of the man nor of his motives, some of you seem to think that we conservatives have gotten even one thing that we´ve wanted since 1995, but we haven´t. We have been consistently having our heads handed to us. It´s hard for me to believe that Ted Cruz´s speech was the difference between winning or losing this battle.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 10/14/2013 11:55:04 AM     (No. 9564641)

Our resident Cruz/Palin haters are so depressed they took up a collection to send a case of whiteboards to their Karl Rove.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: olcap, 10/14/2013 12:03:57 PM     (No. 9564664)

I really liked Cruz a LOT - until I found out his wife is a Goldman-Sachs VP. More of the same folks, the same crooks.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/14/2013 12:07:29 PM     (No. 9564672)

Cruz probably has a real political future, but I surely do hope he gives up the victim schtick. There is nothing less attractive in a public figure.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/14/2013 12:29:30 PM     (No. 9564698)

#33, I think you are referring to Eric Cantor? I know it has come out that Cantor´s wife is on a board that should be causing him some ethics issues right now.

With all the moderate squishes and their obtuseness, and the troll squealing today, it looks like Ted Cruz is right over the target where he needs to be. The flack is flying nicely.

I am sick of moderates always advocating the so-called peaceful approach, which is another way of caving imo. Laying down in the middle of the road always gets you killed.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/14/2013 12:35:47 PM     (No. 9564711)

#35, Ted Cruz´s wife, Heidi Cruz, is an executive at Goldman-Sachs and, as he stated in his speech/filibuster to Senator Durbin, he does not participate in the coverage available from the government. Cruz´s wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, is a regional head of a Goldman Sachs division. This is from the NYTimes:

Goldman’s 400 or so managing directors and its top executive officers participate in the bank’s executive medical and dental program as part of their benefits, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The program generally costs the bank $40,543 in premiums annually for each participant’s family.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 10/14/2013 12:58:40 PM     (No. 9564745)

Awe...Jamie Sugar... bless your little dark socialist heart. Your zero hero Barrycare money laundering operation deserves to be shut down. Take off your rose colored utopia/socialist glasses precious. Put on a man´s suit quit wearing the one provided by this administration latest in Alenski fashionwear, the mandarin collar isn´t very becoming, not to mention the shackle bracelet´s that it comes with.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/14/2013 1:13:23 PM     (No. 9564776)

Thanx, OP, for bringing us this anti-Cruz diatribe from this ally of Maureen Dowd. Some L-Dotters even liked it; others (daresay I, a majority) did not. IMHO, anyone who dislikes Geert Wilders and what he boldly stands for (thanx #16) is on the wrong side of reality.

Little Jamie Weinstein can’t even be troubled to proofread his own work, informing us that. “On Saturday, he [Cruz] won the Voters Values Summit straw poll by a very wide margin.” [Jamie, it was the Value Voters Summit, and Senator Cruz took 42% of the vote, with the second & third place finishers tied at 13%. But don’t feel too bad, another person like you, Paul Mirengoff, over at Power Line, puts “Value Voters” in quotes.]

What did Senator Cruz accomplish with his fabulous filibuster? He showed America, via the indispensable CSPAN, just how bad Obamacare is. He showed America that there is least one articulate, principled politician in Washington who is serving with “a servant’s heart.” And, when he was about to be cut off, he showed that the odious Harry Reid wanted to bring out pathetic John McCain to debate Cruz (how about that bipartisanship, eh).

A few of us here may not vote for Ted Cruz in 2016, but that’s OK; you don’t need 100% to win the presidency.






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Reply 38 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/14/2013 1:15:33 PM     (No. 9564779)

Another article posted by a member of our cabal, with the rest of the chorus chiming in. If they worked as diligently against the left as they do against those targeted by the left and the Kneepad Media, their common enemy I suspect, maybe something could be get done to dethrone the boy king. They seem to share the mindset that we should all "lay back and enjoy it", instead of fighting with every fiber of our being.

As I´ve stated in the past, the patrons of this salon fall into two categories, Republicans who are actively engaged in keeping the status-quo and doctrinal conservatives. I´ll take a wild guess that the first group are dominated by those who are in the top five percent of wage-earners who thrive regardless of the party in power, albeit paying a larger tax burden under Democrats. The rest of us support those that give voice to the concerns of the rest of us who weren´t to the manor born. There are more of us than there are of them, and they´re dismayed that they no longer call the shots.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/15/2013 10:31:37 AM     (No. 9565932)

Ted Cruz is like carbon steel -- the more you pound on it, the tougher it gets.


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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

Why Does Nation Tolerate A
Habitual Liar As President?

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Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 2:10:54 PM     Post Reply
Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It´s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied "most of

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test

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ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 11:13:10 AM     Post Reply
At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,


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