A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Daniel Snyder’s Last Stand:
Why ‘Redskins’ Are Going Down

Newsweek, by John Walters

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/20/2013 6:02:45 AM

The word “appropriate” is one of the better homonyms in the English language. As an adjective, it is defined as “suitable or proper in the circumstances,” while as a verb appropriate means “to take something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.” Which brings us to the Washington Redskins. Currently the Redskins are more than a disappointing NFC East franchise; they are a national litmus test. The franchise has in recent months taken a lot of heat – and not Miami Heat – because its name is a racial slur. Which - and we might as well deal with this

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: scottc, 10/20/2013 6:22:17 AM     (No. 9573361)

Why is this suddenly a national issue to the point that the President has to weigh in? Shouldn´t we be talking about the economy,the national debt, Obamacare or Iraq/Afghanistan? Oh wait....I answered my own question!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Screwgun, 10/20/2013 6:58:01 AM     (No. 9573376)

"National litmus test" is a nice way of saying "contrived controversy designed to divide people". That´s all the left does.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    52 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: reilly, 10/20/2013 7:11:52 AM     (No. 9573386)


Just change to the following and you´ve got Washington in a nutshell:

Reds´ Kins


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 10/20/2013 7:35:42 AM     (No. 9573417)

And the vocal minority did the same thing to the University of North Dakota and their "Fighting Sioux".
I have to agree with poster #2 and the Lefts desire to divide

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/20/2013 7:40:48 AM     (No. 9573420)

Well, after much thought. I think they should change the name. Here are a few suggestions

Washington Idiots
Washington MoneyGrubbers
Washington Liars
Washington Spenders
Washington Incompetents
Washington Elitists



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/20/2013 7:43:38 AM     (No. 9573424)

As a follow up, I think Daniel Snyder should really name the team one of those names as a poke, mock, in your face response to those in Washington particularly BO for starting fake controversy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/20/2013 7:56:58 AM     (No. 9573435)

How about "the Kenyan Usurpers?"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: fobo, 10/20/2013 8:06:15 AM     (No. 9573446)

I stopped reading when I realized Walters really didn´t know what a homonym is.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Bevan, 10/20/2013 8:41:06 AM     (No. 9573496)

Look! A red squirrel!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: krause, 10/20/2013 8:46:21 AM     (No. 9573501)

Most important issue of our time. /s

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: aasilver, 10/20/2013 9:07:38 AM     (No. 9573523)

Illinois was a ´Native American´ tribe. It must be changed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/20/2013 9:14:54 AM     (No. 9573531)

If I owned the team,I would name it the "Washington Crackers". That´s the only sure way to avoid a racial slur.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/20/2013 9:20:50 AM     (No. 9573536)

Newsweek certainly knows about going down as a business goes down.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/20/2013 9:50:20 AM     (No. 9573576)

But "The Fighting (read drunken) Irish" is OK ?

San Diego "Padres" isn´t anti Catholic ?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/20/2013 9:50:33 AM     (No. 9573578)

Quite frankly, I thought Newsweak had gone bye-bye.

Just rename them the Washington Native Americans and be done with it.
btnboerne

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/20/2013 10:06:10 AM     (No. 9573605)

Rename them ´District of Columbia Redskins´. Then George Washington will no longer be offended.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/20/2013 10:18:41 AM     (No. 9573621)

Again the Society of the Easily Offended is easily offended. If there had never been a sports franchise or university to use a Native name or a name that can be construed as "Native" (Warriors, for instance) wouldn´t these same people be shouting that it is racist to ignore the fighting spirit of the Native American.
And if they are so sensitive about these "slurs", why are they silent about Fighting Irish, Celtics, Cowboys, Vikings, Minute Men, Mountaineers, Wonder Boys, Boilermakers, Raiders, Pirates, Buccaneers,...


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/20/2013 10:38:12 AM     (No. 9573648)

I have yet to hear anything about my favorite Cleveland "BROWNS". Is that name racially offensive, also ? Or the Southern Cal " TROJANS " . That is definitely a racy title.
And PETA must hate all the teams with animal
monikers trying to beat each other up, like " TIGERS". Anyways, maybe just eliminate all the nicknames and call the teams by their schools or cities, even though there would be a bit of duplication. Maybe using nicknames like "Martians", "Plutos", "Venusians" would be proper, at least until these planets are settled by very sensitive humans.
That way the P.C. World would settle down a bit.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/20/2013 10:48:04 AM     (No. 9573664)

#18 Those are just the next targets on the list of, as best said above, "The Society of the Easily Offended". Or, as I would call them, "Society of Inept Self Serving Yobs" or SISSYs.

Stand your ground Mr. Snyder! If you must do anything at all, rebrand them the "Red Skins" as in potatos - more vitamins, less starch.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: southron, 10/20/2013 10:58:55 AM     (No. 9573691)

The federal government needs to make sure that no one ever has too see, hear or read anything that might be offensive - even remotely offensive - the government must closely monitor every single thing that occurs to make sure that not a single person - even mentally ill persons - ever feel offended in any degree whatsoever.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: spinpilot, 10/20/2013 11:02:32 AM     (No. 9573697)

I´m white. How about White skins. I´m cool with that. Its a word, I have much more character than to let a word rule my life!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/20/2013 11:06:03 AM     (No. 9573704)

I am offended when the democrat party calls themselves democrats or progressives. They are socialists and should use the appropriate name.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/20/2013 11:12:22 AM     (No. 9573719)

Joh Walters

The day you and Newsweek admit The War of Northern Aggression was not about ending slavery, I´ll start listening to you.

Not about slavery? You off your nut, Jack?

The unvarnished truth - Even as the Union threw everything they had at crushing the revolt of loyal Southerners, the Union was off in the West killing Indians. For being the wrong color and not accepting of the Union´s effort to dislodge and colonize them.

Racial extermination. Forced imprisonment. A Reservation system to make Nazis giggle. When the North militarily surmounted the South and the West, they set about creating a new US Currency, an income tax, the IRS, took over all the banks, continued killing Indians .. etc etc

Redskin is a slur, John? You and yours killed them happy abandon. So, shut your ignorant yap, you Administration flapper.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: dukester, 10/20/2013 11:14:31 AM     (No. 9573733)

This guy is a complete fool. Homonyms are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Thus: "to," "two," "too." Or "there" and "their." It is fun to see lefty idiots pretend to learning they don´t have.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: JustCause, 10/20/2013 11:16:26 AM     (No. 9573739)

John needs to change seating positions and get the wadded panties straitened out.

Men who battle men, choose a name honoring tough men. The language has not changed, men have not evolved into the fairer sex (though some wish it were so).

It´s newsweek trying to change the subject and get away from the real problems we face - obamacare, fast and furious, IRS, Benghazi, etc., etc.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: jlw509, 10/20/2013 11:46:13 AM     (No. 9573810)

"The franchise has in recent months taken a lot of heat – and not Miami Heat – because its name is a racial slur. Which - and we might as well deal with this question right away - it is."

I actually looked it up to see if this was not a textbook example of "begging the question" or "circular reasoning" or a "tautology".

Actually, it´s not a classical argument fallacy. It´s not an argument at all. It´s just establishing one´s point by repetition: "It´s true because it´s true, and here´s the reason why: it´s true."

I wouldn´t allow this in an 8th grade English paper.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    29 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: cromrock, 10/20/2013 12:24:25 PM     (No. 9573868)

They should change the name to the old baseball team the Washington Senators. The passing game is non existent and their running game consists of running it into the ground. Never get traded, never involuntary retirement, and if you happen to die your significant other gets a year salary paid for by the "fans".

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Tom Kilbride, 10/20/2013 12:26:03 PM     (No. 9573874)

How about renaming the team The Los Angeles Surfers?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 10/20/2013 1:57:01 PM     (No. 9573970)

"But how much thought do we give to the fact that European settlers appropriated their land? And might the indigenous peoples of North America have a slightly less bellicose and warrior-like reputation if their ancestors had not been attacked and forced into assimilation in the first place?"

Another liberal numbskull with no grasp of American history. As if Native Americans were innocent little children frolicking in the daisies and communing with nature until the evil white Europeans pushed them in onto reservations. Indians were constantly warring amongst themselves for territory and resources long before the Europeans arrived, and they eventually were proved inferior to and displaced by the latest incomers (a situation repeated time and again all around the world throughout the ages). Many tribes aligned themselves with either the English, the Spanish, or the French so as to try and gain an advantage over enemy tribes. And let´s not forget the cannibalism and/or human sacrifice some tribes engaged in. So forgive me if my violins don´t play for both the little darlings and the lying liberals trying to make them out to be something they´re not. Hail to the Redskins! Beat the Bears!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/20/2013 1:58:37 PM     (No. 9573973)

Think about renaming the team "The Redheads" and moving them to either Ireland or Scotland where they will fit right in, then only the players will be offended or unhappy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 10/20/2013 2:05:22 PM     (No. 9573988)

The author may be wrong about the Redskins, but he´s not a complete fool. Homonyms are words that sound the same but with different meanings, but they can be spelled differently or the same. Two, too, and to are homonyms, but so are the several meanings of a word like ´appropriate´, 8 and 25, according to the dictionaries definition of homonym.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/20/2013 2:12:39 PM     (No. 9574000)

Does he mean those "indigenous" people who came here from Asia?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 756979




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



Dems May Regret Steyer’s Keystone Payoff
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/20/2014 5:39:33 PM     Post Reply
After a lengthy study of the plans for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department issued an 11-volume report back in January confirming what most experts had already concluded long before then: the vital project would not damage the environment or increase the rate of carbon pollution. But liberal activists weren’t happy and have used the 90-day automatic review process that followed that report to furiously lobby the administration to stop the construction of the 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast refineries. The key player in that effort was Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmental

Stevens: Fix Second Amendment to Remove
“Any Limits” on Government Power
National Review Online, by Tim Kavanaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/20/2014 5:37:20 PM     Post Reply
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens supports gutting the Second Amendment in order to remove any limit on government infringements on the right of self-defense. In his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, Stevens — who generally favored maximum government power during his 35-year tenure on the high court — proposes, among other things, changing the language of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that the amendment would read, “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms [when serving in the militia] shall not be infringed.” Stevens acknowledged in

Early-Release Felon Charged
with Kidnapping, Rape, Torture
KFI AM 640 [Los Angeles, CA], by Eric Leonard    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/20/2014 5:07:20 AM     Post Reply
A man on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California’s prison realignment program has been charged with kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 16-year-old girl in South Los Angeles, and detectives suspect he may be connected to three other recent murders. Robert L. Ranson, 30, was arrested in late March after the girl escaped from a U-Haul van in an alley near Imperial Highway and New Hampshire Ave., according to police and booking records. The girl was covered in gasoline and said her attacker, later identified as Ranson, had tied her hands and taped her mouth, and was trying to light her on

Dem Senator Nearly Hit by Train During
Press Conference About Commuter Safety
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/20/2014 5:03:51 AM     Post Reply
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has been waging a campaign demanding safety accountability for the Metro-North railway this week after it was discovered that the MTA has had 139 violations resulting in $552,000 worth of fines over the last ten years. But as he discovered this week, there is also an element of personal responsibility when it comes to commuter train safety. Blumenthal was holding a press conference Friday on the Milford Metro-North station platform when an Amtrak train came barreling into the station and almost knocked him out cold. Just as Milford Mayor Ben Blake was saying, “safety, as you know,

Easter Miracle in Brooklyn for Shooting Victim
Daily Beast, by Michael Daly    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/20/2014 5:01:38 AM     Post Reply
Despite being shot in the head twice, a young boy credits his faith in God for keeping him alive and able to sing his praises. A double Easter miracle will occur today as a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy who survived being shot two times in the head watches a live-streamed concert by the crouch choir in which he would otherwise have been singing. “They are giving me a lap top,” said miracle kid Gama Droiville from his bed in the pediatric unit at Kings County Hospital on Saturday. And anybody who wants to join young Gama in watching an Easter service

Dems want government health
care for all — no matter the cost
New York Post, by Michael Tanner    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/20/2014 4:57:09 AM     Post Reply
With little fanfare, Vermont is preparing to become the first state to implement a single-payer, government-run health-care system. The Vermont plan, if implemented, would abolish private health insurance in the state and replace it with a taxpayer-funded system under which the state government directly pays doctors and hospitals. Of course the state is having a bit of trouble figuring out how to pay for the program’s estimated $2 billion price tag, considering that the entire state government’s operating budget is currently just $2.7 billion. Currently under consideration is an increase in the state sales tax from 6.9% to 29%. At

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover
Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:46:32 AM     Post Reply
It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including

The Clintons´ ´conspiracy commerce´ memo
Politico, by Hadas Gold    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 4:31:20 AM     Post Reply
The famous Clinton White House document known as "the conspiracy commerce memo" has finally surfaced. The memo, which details how right-wing conspiracy theories made their way into the mainstream press, was written in 1995 and first acknowledged by the White House in 1997. The idea of a “conspiracy” was also famously referred to by Hillary Clinton in 1998, when she cited a “vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he ran for president.” The memo, part of the latest trove of documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Friday, outlines “the communication stream of conspiracy

Obama Executive Order Makes Foreign
Armies Eligible for DoD Medal
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 4:29:04 AM     Post Reply
President Obama signed an executive order today extending eligibility for the third-highest Defense Department recognition to foreign armies. “Executive Order 12019 of November 3, 1977 (Establishing the Defense Meritorious Service Medal), is amended by inserting, ‘or to any member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation,’ after ‘any member of the Armed Forces of the United States,’” said the short order. Worn between the Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to military personnel “serving with or assigned to a number of joint activities including the Secretary of Defense, organizations of the Joint Chiefs

U.S. ground troops going to
Poland, defense minister says
Washington Post, by Fred Hiatt    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 4:21:39 AM     Post Reply
Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday. Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details. There will also be intensified cooperation in air defense, special forces, cyberdefense and other areas. Poland will play a

Student Fought Bureaucrats For Justice
Associated Press, by Toby Sterling    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 3:57:03 AM     Post Reply
AMSTERDAM -- Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam´s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps. How, the survivors asked, could they be on the hook for taxes due while Hitler´s regime was trying to exterminate them? A typical response was: "The base fees and the fines for late payment must be satisfied, regardless of whether a third party,



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

42 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
39 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
33 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

29 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

28 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

26 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

26 replie(s)
New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

25 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Stop dressing so tacky for church
25 replie(s)
CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like


Post Reply   Close thread 756979





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ