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Boehner: ´We fought the good fight´
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rebecca Shabad

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/16/2013 4:34:52 PM

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday admitted defeat in the fiscal debate that resulted in the government shutdown and pushed the nation toward a default, saying it was a "good fight." (Snip) But blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us," he added. "In addition to the risk of default, doing so would open the door for the Democratic majority in Washington to raise taxes again on the American people and undo the spending caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act without replacing them with better spending cuts."

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Boehner pledged to continue the fight against the Zerocare "train wreck"...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/16/2013 4:37:48 PM     (No. 9568223)

The "good fight" was fixed and Boehner with his glass-jaw took a dive.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 10/16/2013 4:40:49 PM     (No. 9568226)

And he lies about the ´risk of default´.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 10/16/2013 4:46:17 PM     (No. 9568232)

My eight-year-old daughter fights better than you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 10/16/2013 4:46:24 PM     (No. 9568233)

I am so done with the GOP and the whole works....if y´all want the democrats to have everything they want then there´s no need to vote for republicans ever again -- and I won´t!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/16/2013 4:46:54 PM     (No. 9568234)

It was a game of chicken and the GOP lost. It´s like the movie Rebel Without a Cause when James Dean and another punk race hot rods towards a cliff and Dean jumps out at the last second. I certainly don´t understand economics but I wish we had gone into default. It would require that we have balanced budgets and no more deficit spending. None of the 57 states are allowed to engage in deficit spending. ØDumbø now knows that there is nothing he can´t get away with. A sad but predictable day for the country. Many more to come.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/16/2013 4:47:32 PM     (No. 9568235)

Boehner fought about as well as Gary Lightbourne fought against Ex-BYU football player Pisa Finai in early 1984 (on HBO). About a minute into the first round Finai hit Lightbourne with a loaded to the maximum straight right that would have taken Lightbourne´s head off if it hadn´t been well connected. As Lightbourne, unconscouos, fell on his face, one glove was raised, as if to say, "I´m gone." He was gone. The one punch KO was Finai´s moment of glory as a boxer, but what a moment! Later!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/16/2013 4:49:29 PM     (No. 9568238)

unconscious

I never saw such a perfect one punch knock out, before or since. Right on the proverbial button (the chin).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 10/16/2013 4:49:50 PM     (No. 9568240)

I´d hate to see a bad fight.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/16/2013 4:50:14 PM     (No. 9568241)

"We" who, Tanface?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/16/2013 4:50:30 PM     (No. 9568242)

Yeah John you fought the good fight ... as a Democrat operative.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/16/2013 4:51:23 PM     (No. 9568246)

We needed good RESULTS! The Poles fought the good fight in September 1939, but the Germans didn´t give them much credit for their actions and, if I recall, the results were not to good for many Poles, until some people came along to fight to win the good fight.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/16/2013 4:52:03 PM     (No. 9568248)

John, two words you need to clarify

´good´
and
´fight´
Now go back to your corner.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Phosphene, 10/16/2013 4:56:37 PM     (No. 9568251)

in a few weeks they´ll be crying "no mas" as alien amnesty passes

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/16/2013 5:00:19 PM     (No. 9568254)

The Tea Party and the Conservative grass roots are simply not going to show up at the polls after this. You will have - in short order - 1. A filibuster proof Senate 2. Speaker Pelosi 3. A movement to give 0bama a third and fourth term.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grady, 10/16/2013 5:01:28 PM     (No. 9568256)

Rolling over is not fighting.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ginadee, 10/16/2013 5:03:07 PM     (No. 9568259)

Go to your polls and vote them all out. I have never been so disgusted in my life with the jerks we send to DC. None of them represent me they promised!
An old expression, but bears repeating..."THROW THE BUMS OUT!"

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mws50, 10/16/2013 5:03:09 PM     (No. 9568260)


I totally disagree #14. Normal people will show up big-time for the primaries to defeat these establishment fools.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: dirtydave, 10/16/2013 5:04:02 PM     (No. 9568261)

Fight? They just took punches from the Democrats, the press and the establishment GOP. That´s not a fight. That´s rigged outcome.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 10/16/2013 5:04:30 PM     (No. 9568263)

Betrayal is not the same as, ´´We fought the good fight.´´ Who knows WHAT unprincipled RINOS will do next, ...if anything?!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/16/2013 5:06:30 PM     (No. 9568266)

Right. That´s what the Vichy French said in 1940.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: yuban, 10/16/2013 5:09:26 PM     (No. 9568269)

Golly gee we will get em next time, next time, next time, next time, next time.....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/16/2013 5:11:05 PM     (No. 9568272)

My Buddy at 6/7 is being a bit harsh on the Speaker. He did herd the cats in the House and passed 16 or more bills the Senate rejected, with only 2 punches, the Pay Our Military Bill and the one clarifying death benefits for the families of the fallen landing (passed by Reid´s Senate and signed by Zero). So one could argue he stayed in the ring for all 15 championship rounds (days)before being knocked out. Cruz and Lee were heroic,but they are Senators, and it was that body which failed us...once we get over our disappointment, can´t we agree on the import of taking the 6 seats we need in 2014 to at least have a Senate Repub majority leader we can pressure?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: judy, 10/16/2013 5:16:40 PM     (No. 9568277)

I don´t trust Boehner, and I will not support the party until he´s gone.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/16/2013 5:17:51 PM     (No. 9568278)

I know better than to argue with my Friend at #22, who probably knows more than I do on this subject. I defer....

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 10/16/2013 5:18:16 PM     (No. 9568279)

Fork Boehner: he´s done.

ait may not be his fault that he and the GOp including the Tea Party got nothing, but he was the leader, and he needs to quit the speakership. Ryan is the guy, but he may not be ready to be the next pinata. Cruz, same deal. Who wants to be speaker? Anyone? Bueller?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/16/2013 5:18:39 PM     (No. 9568280)

Boehner did not fail, the Republican establishment failed him. This is coming up again right after the end of the year. Unless the RNC or the super pacs start running educational ads now that can educate those who watch the kardashians(sp?) we will lose again. I suggest they start with the park service describing the effort needed to plan closing open air monuments.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: judy, 10/16/2013 5:19:09 PM     (No. 9568282)

Since the liberal Boehner fought a good fight then go home to Ohio & leave us alone. What a wimp.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/16/2013 5:24:59 PM     (No. 9568293)

This jackwagon needs to go.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/16/2013 5:27:34 PM     (No. 9568298)

What exactly have the democrats won today? Ruining people´s lives? Ruining our world-class healthcare? Destroying the health insurance industry? Destroying jobs? This is NOT a win for them. The public is turning against them and will do so bigtime.

POUND this everyday, conservatives. Do not let the democrats get away with acting as if they "won". They DID NOT. Please STOP THE DEFEATISM and STAND with the American people!

As for McCain, I am disgusted and ashamed of you and your lack of actions defending the average American.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: armywife85, 10/16/2013 5:29:30 PM     (No. 9568302)

I have to agree with #22. How many bills did Boehner send over to the Senate? THAT is where the failure lies. Until people quit throwing hissy fits and not showing up at the polls we will continue to lose these fights. We needed the W.H., Senate and the House in 2012 and millions of republicans stayed home. Boy we have really taught those republicans a lesson haven´t we? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CivilServant, 10/16/2013 5:40:43 PM     (No. 9568317)

IMHO, both 22 & 6/7 are correct taken together.
Boehner did indeed send ´em up only to see DIngy Harry shoot them down.
BUT if his nards were larger and steelier, he´da owned the airwaves, the Ring if you will-acknowledging the LSM bias- by sheer selling power; eg:Chris Christie.




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Reply 32 - Posted by: bkt23, 10/16/2013 5:47:30 PM     (No. 9568323)

Boehner, you stink on ice. You´re a wimp and an ineffectual representative. You have NO principles and cave at pressure from the opposition at the expense of those you ostensibly represent. You need to go. And go you will.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: texaspast, 10/16/2013 5:47:42 PM     (No. 9568324)

Blivet.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: just another nerd, 10/16/2013 5:49:50 PM     (No. 9568326)

The pubs caved right on schedule. Just like we knew they would. All just kabuki theater. We are so being played and I´m tired of it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/16/2013 5:52:36 PM     (No. 9568328)

"It was a great fight, mom - - and I´m glad I lost!"

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Reply 36 - Posted by: nigella, 10/16/2013 5:55:48 PM     (No. 9568332)

I wish I could say what I really want to say about this but I would be banned...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/16/2013 5:57:00 PM     (No. 9568335)

Good observation #31...#26 and certainly #29 sound the clarion call! The Senate measure likely to pass tonite books the "Fat Lady" to sing on 3 occassions over the next several months, one for a budget, two for a CR for FY2014, and three for the debt ceiling....if the GOP stays focused on fiscal matters and don´t allow Zero and the media to distract public by changing the topic to amnesty the horrors all will come to see in the launch of will take center stage. Delay it for a year and Zerocare will die.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 10/16/2013 5:58:56 PM     (No. 9568336)

Boehner is a profile in cowardlness. None of these fools have been to war and had to hold a position against an enemy, no matter the cost of human lives.

Now we have a shift in Executive power, the potus tells the House how much money he want and the House Rubber Stamps it. We have no checks and balances remaining to guard against tyranny.

We are in a Constitutional Crisis, and the people have no way to address their grievances.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/16/2013 6:00:04 PM     (No. 9568337)

Lots of dropped letters and words in my last, but hopefully you get my drift...guest computer...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: justavoter, 10/16/2013 6:02:02 PM     (No. 9568338)

This is disgusting. The Republicans need to learn how to fight. As much as I hate everything the Democrats stand for, you have to give it to them that in politics, they never admit defeat. Even when they lose, they still act like they won. Boner is a wimp and loser. He needs to go home and work in the bar he came from. Maybe he can sweep the floor.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: watashiyo, 10/16/2013 6:02:10 PM     (No. 9568339)

Hussein and the Democrats knew in advance the Republicans will cave. Question has always been, when? Republicans, a party of losers. Sorry, but the precedence has been set and the damage has been done to our next generation.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: highbeam, 10/16/2013 6:03:12 PM     (No. 9568340)

Everyone of the 25 Republicans that voted for cloture in the Senate should have someone run against them in the primaries. When cloture passed in the Senate the House had no chance of stopping it. When you have Republicans Senators like these 25 you don´t need enemies. With the Republicans soon to join the Democrats to pass amnesty in the coming weeks, I give the USA three years before it becomes a third world crap hole.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: 4justice, 10/16/2013 6:05:29 PM     (No. 9568344)

liar

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Reply 44 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 10/16/2013 6:09:45 PM     (No. 9568348)

Johnny Boy, you ARE the Republican establishment and you DO stink on ice.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/16/2013 6:23:17 PM     (No. 9568364)

I do think John Boehner stuck with conservatives in the House much longer than I expected he would. I kept wondering what his motive was, how would he throw it back in their faces later?
The problem is in the Senate GOP starting at the top with McConnell. He wants to destroy the Tea Party wing in Congress, ( he only wants his power indefinitely). We need to primary all the RINOs. If we lose the primary we vote Democrat. The goal is to get these Democrat light GOP out of office. We have to vote them out even if we have to take drastic measures. McConnell, McCain, Hatch, Collins, they all want to serve until they die in their senate "club". They will not leave voluntarily. They need to know one way or another we will vote them out, either in the primary or with the opposing side in the election.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/16/2013 6:43:06 PM     (No. 9568377)

I didn´t know that Boehner was French and spoke Latino ... At least until he cried
No Mas and surrendered.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Muguy, 10/16/2013 6:46:35 PM     (No. 9568381)

Why do we send a RINO wuss to "fight" for us?

What a laughing stock this man is....


Time for new leadership! Not following picking up crap dropped by the demonrats.

Surrender with a BLANK CHECK is no victory--it is a march to oblivion!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/16/2013 6:47:59 PM     (No. 9568382)

Limp spine boehner caved like hot water melting an ice cube. A master chickensh@t without a doubt.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: JAN, 10/16/2013 6:58:30 PM     (No. 9568395)

#22 Thanks for seeing the big picture and not spouting off the b.s. emanating from certain loudmouthed on air personalities.....on our side.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/16/2013 7:03:53 PM     (No. 9568400)

Boehner says he is defeated. He had to throw in the towel. Maybe it is time for him to resign and go on home.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: dman, 10/16/2013 7:34:36 PM     (No. 9568432)

This was the GOP Establishment game: play along with Senators Cruz and Lee, pose with the House conservatives, give us our "day", surrender, and whine that they "tried".

The country is at stake: no try, do. The Founders, our brave soldiers in the Continental Army, the Civil War, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan did more than "try" - they fought, (too) many of them to their death.

Once again, the GOP elites simply patted us on the head, said "there, there", and sent us back to our political room. This was their plan all along.

Our plan? New party.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/16/2013 8:03:55 PM     (No. 9568482)

Boehner did not cave, Ted Cruz did.
Boehner did not want to attach Obamacare defunding
to the CR ,because he knew it would fail in the Democrat controlled Senate-for the 41st time.
Boehner convinced the majority of the House , most of whom are conservative or moderate,
not Tea Party ,
to vote for defunding.
Cruz said if the House defunded , he would convince enough Democrats in the Senate to pass it.
Not only did Cruz fail, he never even tried.
He was too busy trashing Republicans.
Cruz did not meet with a single Senate Democrat
to convince them to vote for defunding
Boehner fought the good fight against the
overwhelming Democrat odds,
Cruz was too busy trashing Republicans
to even get in the ring.
Boehner did the heavy lifting and took one for the team.
Cruz was too busy preening on talk radio to do any work to convince a single Senate Democrat on defunding.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: JoeDanMedia, 10/16/2013 8:09:30 PM     (No. 9568500)

At least the Democrats don´t PRETEND to be for Freedom. What a jackwagon.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/16/2013 8:10:34 PM     (No. 9568502)

One way or another, in 2014, we´ll know.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/16/2013 8:22:25 PM     (No. 9568515)

Thank you #22, #30 and #49 for seeing the forest through the trees. The one thing I DO envy about demonrats is they stick together. You will never see them eating their own, no matter what they do. What a difference it would make if the GOP would look at all sides rather than setting up the circular firing squad every time some disagree with whatever someone in the same-party is doing. Depressing.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 10/16/2013 8:39:46 PM     (No. 9568535)






They couldn´t even get the ACA to apply equally to all citizens. I mean that is something they should make a stink about.How do you defend that? The only answer is Some People Are More Equal Than Others. It´s us against them and at some point we are not going to take it anymore.












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Reply 57 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/16/2013 8:48:41 PM     (No. 9568548)

The Democrats also nurture their base. You never see any elected Democrat bash even the looniest radical left wingers. They save their fire power for the enemy . Ever since Reagan, the establishment GOP has worked to be sure the party never gets another RR. If a charismatic conservative´s star begins to rise, they help the Democrats plan the demise of that politician´s career.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/17/2013 12:30:42 AM     (No. 9568786)

If that was your best fight, resign.

G-d save US all. We have no one to represent US.

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To fully appreciate what former South African president Nelson Mandela was able to accomplish, it is necessary to hearken back to the South Africa he found when he emerged from prison in 1990, and what the country was like in those critical four years between his release and his election to the presidency in 1994. Put simply, South Africa was a violent, dangerous and heavily-armed place teetering precariously on the edge of an all-out race war. And in the early 1990s, it was entirely unclear which way the country would go. On one side, embittered white rejectionists were refusing to

FW de Klerk: world has
lost a great unifier with
Nelson Mandela´s death
Guardian [UK], by Warren Murray    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 8:03:38 AM     Post Reply
FW de Klerk, the South African president under whom Nelson Mandela was released from prison, has said his country and the world have lost "a great unifier". De Klerk shared the Nobel peace prize with Mandela in 1993 for brokering the end of apartheid and, when the ANC leader was elected president in the first multiracial election, entered into a government of national unity as his deputy. De Klerk, 77, said in remarks to the BBC: "It´s a very sad moment for the whole of South Africa and I´m sure millions of people around the world. "I fully associate myself

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race barriers to become a symbol
of resistance and exemplar of
human generosity of spirit
Daily Mail [UK], by Max Hastings    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/5/2013 5:44:28 PM     Post Reply
Nelson Mandela was the most famous black man in history. He transcended race barriers to become an exemplar of human generosity of spirit. His towering personality made possible the peaceful transfer of power in South Africa from white minority to black majority rule. If he was less effective as president of his country than he had been as the symbol of resistance to apartheid, he demonstrated statesmanship unmatched in Africa. He inspired love as much as respect, and became regarded by hundreds of millions of people as a secular saint. More was asked of him, and sometimes claimed for him,

Nelson Mandela, revered statesman
and anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95
Yahoo News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/5/2013 4:53:42 PM     Post Reply
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 of complications from a recurring lung infection. The anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was a beloved figure around the world, a symbol of reconciliation from a country with a brutal history of racism. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after nearly 30 years for plotting to overthrow South Africa´s apartheid government. In 1994, in a historic election, he became the nation´s first black leader. Mandela stepped down in 1999 after a single term and retired from political and public life.

Shooting Victim Identified
as Alzheimer´s Patient
WTVC-TV [Chattanooga, TN], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 11/28/2013 1:29:32 PM     Post Reply
The victim in an early morning shooting in Walker County has been identified as Ronald Westbrook, a 72-year-old Alzheimer´s patient. Westbrook was shot outside the home of Joe Hendricks on Cottage Crest Court about 4 am. Westbrook lived about two-and-a-half miles from where he was shot and had apparently wandered away from home. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Hendricks has not been charged. However he said the investigation continues and did not rule out the possibility of charges in the future. The sheriff said Hendricks heard a suspicious sound outside the house and called 911.



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