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World’s anger at Obama policies
goes beyond Europe and the NSA

McClatchy Newspapers, by Hannah Allam & Jonathan S. Landay

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/26/2013 6:11:15 AM

WASHINGTON — Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States’ closest allies are so upset that the Obama administration has gone into damage-control mode to ensure the rifts don’t widen and threaten critical partnerships. The quarrels differ in their causes and degrees of seriousness. As a whole, however, they pose a new foreign policy headache for an administration whose overseas track record is seen in many quarters at home and abroad as reactive and lacking direction. In Europe and the Middle East, rifts that once would’ve been quietly smoothed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bugger, 10/26/2013 6:28:17 AM     (No. 9583006)

But the world was going to love us once we got rid of that hick cowboy Bush and "installed" the savvy community organizer genius Barack Hussein Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 10/26/2013 6:34:01 AM     (No. 9583009)

Considering this, Iran, the Middle East in general, and all of his economic and health-care boondoggles one can only ask: What hath the Obamboozler wrought? None of this will end well!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 10/26/2013 6:38:30 AM     (No. 9583015)

This is not what it seems. The so-called (and fictitious) "world community" loves Obama to the extent that he represents a weakening of American power, which he does. They will resent him only to the extent that he keeps that power intact (their misconception).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/26/2013 6:59:18 AM     (No. 9583034)

Concerning the remark by our hostess, here´s a timely cartoon of lunar exploration.

http://veryvintagevegas.com/2009/07/22/to-the-moon-alice-to-the-moon/

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/26/2013 7:00:55 AM     (No. 9583038)

Brought low by their own arrogance. Nemesis was ever the handmaiden of Hubris.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/26/2013 7:07:21 AM     (No. 9583047)

Note the absence of a liberal Tea Party. Not buying the anger, just their disappointment.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 10/26/2013 7:13:50 AM     (No. 9583056)

Obama is actually achieving the goals he told us where his intent. Greatest nation in the world and, with the help of the voters, he would change that. That he did not want to see us as a leader and thought we deserved a lesser role in the world. And here we are, five years later, friendless, weak and lost in our way. All through our voting public.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bmw50, 10/26/2013 7:17:46 AM     (No. 9583061)

If this is true, then the Europeans really are smarter than half of this nation. At least they can learn who the charlatan is after a while.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 10/26/2013 7:29:56 AM     (No. 9583074)

The middle easterners are upset because we are not taking sides, supplying weapons and settling their regional squabbles for them. I say drill our own oil and to hell with all of them.

I am more concerned with what Obama is doing to America and not doing for us, like spending us into oblivion and not keeping our military forces strong and ready. We are perceived as weak and leaderless and will soon pay the price for that. Depending on Jon Carry to fix our relationships with our friends is a non-starter.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 10/26/2013 7:36:09 AM     (No. 9583083)

There really are only two possible reasons for Obama´s gargantuan faux pas and sheer numbers of blunders, both foreign and domestic:

1. He is deliberately isolating America from not only our allies and our enemies (except for Iran and other Muslim nations), but from the American people as well - in order to ready our sacred soil for Sharia rule from both outside and from inside.

...or

2. He is so unfathomably obtuse, ignorant and incompetent that he has for the first time in our history made us a very flabby target for nuke-intensive nations who abhor our way of life.

One can argue unsuccessfully that because he "leads from behind" that other people in his Administration are the ones to blame. But he is President. The buck stops at his desk, regardless of how he and his sycophant media present the problems.

In either possibility, America is in the most dangerous place she has been in my long life and it isn´t just business as usual, waiting for his term to be over so we can try getting America back on track. He has already "fundamentally transformed America" for the worse.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 10/26/2013 7:58:26 AM     (No. 9583110)

Community organizers don´t do foreign policy well.
Could have told the hope and change crowd that in 2008 if they hadn´t all had their fingers stuck in their ears.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/26/2013 8:02:31 AM     (No. 9583118)

"World’s anger at Obama policies
goes beyond Europe and the NSA".

Well, so far so good, anyway. When is the msm going to get a little PO´d especially given Obie´s way of treating them like a bunch of little puppies.

Certainly, my own disgust with the msm speaks for itself, just making an observation here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 10/26/2013 8:07:20 AM     (No. 9583128)

Obama, Pakistan and the muslim brotherhood, against the civilized world.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: tangles, 10/26/2013 8:07:31 AM     (No. 9583129)

But the last sentence blames it on the government shutdown.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cake crumb, 10/26/2013 8:26:42 AM     (No. 9583160)

But according to the mass media and Obots everything is all rainbow flags and unicorns! Lookie! Squirrel!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/26/2013 8:34:15 AM     (No. 9583171)

There has been a soft coup in this country perpetrated by individuals both inside and outside this country who are determined to take this country down a peg or two. They wrongly believe the United States is the bad guy and stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the good this country has done around the world. They will partner with anyone who feels the same way. That is why the Europeans and Middle Easterners were so taken with Obama. They saw someone like them who took the wealth we offered and conversely hated what we stood for. They are the ruling class, fellow travelers who have always hated the American ethos. I don´t buy that they hate Obama. They are just upset with his incompetence. They expected more and he is just not delivering.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs, 10/26/2013 8:41:12 AM     (No. 9583181)

Thank you, no. 10. You have succinctly articulated my nervous dilemma these last few years. I have felt myself going schizophrenic.

Is the Pig President just dumb (and dumber) than I thought, or is he maliciously and systematically dismantling the country?

I think it is the latter. And all the talk about incompetence, inefficiency etc. doesn´t really matter. It´s never been about competence,and they don´t care about efficiency. In fact, control is probably more easily achieved with INefficiency and chaos.

Although he has a marginal IQ, it doesn´t matter. What he´s doing requires only a mission and purpose, and he has risen to that occasion nicely.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/26/2013 9:13:44 AM     (No. 9583222)

#10 and #17, I think it´s a combination. Zippy IS ignorant and incompetent , but he´s also filled with hatred of America. He´s just the useful idiot being shoved into the spotlight to make pretty speeches for the lofo´s while his masters do the dirty work behind the scenes. His hatred makes him a willing participant. His laziness and ignorance would never have allowed him to pull this off on his own. Were it not for his skin color and the TelePrompTer, he would still be agitating and lining his own pockets back in Chicago.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/26/2013 9:26:42 AM     (No. 9583242)

Obama´s objective is to weaken and destroy the United States. Part of that objective is to weaken and destroy the Office of president of the United States. Probably the most powerful and prestigious position in the world. It won´t be once Obama is done with it. Obama doesn´t care if he looks like a corrupt, incompetent fool. He is being paid well.

As for spying on our allies, that has probably always happened, but nobody ever talked about it before. It serves to embarrass the United States and embarrass the office of President.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 10/26/2013 9:43:07 AM     (No. 9583266)

I am in agreement with #17´s analysis. And I believe there is a shifting of governing entities going on that will culminate in the One World Government the Bible tells about. The actors on the national stages are unaware they are going through motions that suit Satan, the play write, who is moving them about like chess pieces on a board. And over and above all is the sovereignty of Almighty God. I grieve for America´s past, but am excited about the future.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Peterfleming, 10/26/2013 9:50:58 AM     (No. 9583281)

This wonderfully depth filled article is an eye opener to the Obama Jaret Soros newly named, Wobbly Commie Party. The variety of fresh, non mainstream media, references in this revealing writing, reminds us that there is a wealth of non propagandized, non brainwashed 60 Minutes High Ministry of Propaganda Steve Pelley, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams indoctrination, available to us that is highly and more objectively aware of all the collectivist mixed signals our sick administration is putting out.
This is a superb reminder that Obama´s wobbly communism is laid bare outside of the U.S., where it is not protected night and day by our own mainstream propagandists. Lucianne has generously provided us with UK and other outside sources. Now is the time to follow news and opinion from more voices not easily threatened with retaliation by the IRS. This is one sick frightening administration, and underneath all the carefully plannede chaos is the underlying formidable silent, stealth press media academe Hollywood misguided propaganda of Leninist Marxist Stalinist Communism.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/26/2013 9:55:22 AM     (No. 9583291)

No one cares about foreign policy, particularly with respect to the Middle East. The news is non-stop shutdown-website-shutdown-website.
Oh and Obama is tanking as a result! s/o
Today:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama´s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/26/2013 10:03:07 AM     (No. 9583299)

Even in my darkest moments, I return eventually to an inescapable conclusion: America will survive the purposely ruinous regime of Barack Obama. Our immediate future is indeed dire. The climb back will be long and difficult. But America will re-emerge as the "shining city on a hill".

Why? It´s not so much a country as it is a fundamental mindset. It´s that basic human yearning to be free, to invent, to excel. This is where people who are genetically wired with that mindset in their DNA come.

No petty tyrant and no concocted dogma can ever stamp that out. America will return.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Laurie, 10/26/2013 10:08:53 AM     (No. 9583310)

It´s true that American voters leave something to be desired, but you´ll never convince me...never...that Obama won the 2012 election fair and square. If we don´t fix the voting system in America the quicksand of soft slavery we are standing in swallows us up by November 2016. Washington will not fix Washington. It must come from the bottom up.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: zzzghy, 10/26/2013 11:21:55 AM     (No. 9583463)

We´ll get through this. We will.

It will hurt, and a lot of us will suffer, but we will get through this.

stinky is a silly little moron-tool and nothing else. He got in: we let him in and that´s our fault, but he´s way too tiny and ridiculous to decide who we are and what we´ll do. barry soetoro can go straight to hell. He will, and so what? Who cares? he´s just another dumbass rotten politician. We´ve been through this before.

The United States isn´t over. We´re not. Stop thinking like that.

stinky will be gone soon like every other crappy worthless politician and we´ll clean up the mess and move on.

he´s not the antichrist. he´s just another pain in the ass jerk. We´ve seen this before.

I think he´s done us all a long-term favor. Think about it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/26/2013 11:22:14 AM     (No. 9583465)

One major problem in all of this mess. And that is that far too many Americans simply aren´t tuned in to world affairs. They are too interested in jobs, food stamps, Obozophones, the is the next dancing winner, the Obozocare fiasco, and anything else they can get from the government. They don´t pay any attention to what else goes on in the rest of the world and really don´t care. After all, it doesn´t affect them in any way. Of course, it eventually will, but the blinders they wear keep them from seeing that.

And I have to agree with # 10 & 17. Well said observations.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/26/2013 11:37:39 AM     (No. 9583489)

They only loved what he had said about how we need to apologize for who we are. At the end of the day, he still had an American agenda, even if it was with a far left slant.

Yes, we scam!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: federale, 10/26/2013 12:24:05 PM     (No. 9583579)

How can God be wrong? Does God make mistakes? If Obamacare is the test, the answer, evidently, is yes.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Franz, 10/26/2013 1:58:08 PM     (No. 9583681)

The latest foreign policy blunder of Obama and Kerry is the demand that the Senate hold back on further sanctions against Iran to promote ´negotiations´ with President Hasan Rouhani to not build an A-bomb. This is the same Hasan Rouhani the US negotiated with for three years. During that time the Iranian centrifuges were constantly enriching uranium while no agreements were reached. Rouhani rolled us like Putin rolled Obama on Syria.

The Iranians only respond to strength, but will take advantage of weakness. The Saudi´s see the Obama cave on the Syrian ´red line´ and his calling Rouhani as a supplicant, after Rouhani´s rebuke of Obama at the UN as spineless. This is why the Sandi´s are so upset with him. They believe Obama is is selling them out.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow, 10/26/2013 6:11:09 PM     (No. 9583946)

This genius community organizer cannot even handle reading off his teleprompter and understand what he is saying. Recall when a few days in the WH the Irish PM visited and zero welcomed HIMSELF! How telling for the rest of his mistakes, here or around the world. But the jerks who voted for this clown thought it was cool to have him for a second term. Unemployment wasn´t high enough, the economy in shambles, nothing mattered to them....that´s what a college education will buy for you these days.
I wonder if this empty suit knows what bathroom paper is for!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bedub, 10/26/2013 11:22:17 PM     (No. 9584184)

Obama got it backwards. First you ruin the county, then you go on the Apology Tour.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 10/26/2013 11:38:31 PM     (No. 9584200)

He can be compared most recently to Jimmy Carter, although I believe he is exponentially worse than the peanut farmer. But God raised up for us Ronald Regan who was principled and extremely articulate in pointing out the faults and weaknesses of the current president. Do we have someone on the rise who can do the same against Obama?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StuartL, 10/26/2013 11:38:46 PM     (No. 9584201)

The world’s anger won’t faze him, because anger can be evoked by brave and even noble deeds, no matter how unpopular.

The world’s disgust is another matter. Disgust might give him a moment’s pause.

The most potent weapon, of course, is ridicule. We’ll know things have changed, and the crockery will start flying at 1600, when we read how the world is laughing at him.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/27/2013 12:29:16 AM     (No. 9584247)

Apparently, he gets on everyone´s last nerve.

Some very astute comments.

Too bad Congress has their heads so far up they can´t see ´stuff´. I blame them for not protecting US.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nightvision, 10/27/2013 3:48:22 AM     (No. 9584289)

Some astute and funny comments by Jonah Goldberg:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hQkgSfdnbQ

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/27/2013 5:29:56 AM     (No. 9584310)

It wasn´t so much as the voters who put the bozo in office but rather the demonrat fraud machine of illegal votes.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: krause, 10/27/2013 6:38:23 AM     (No. 9584356)

Even thought they might not like us, the world is realizing that America is the peace keeper and the economic engine that helps them prosper. Seeing Obama dismantle our military and our economy is affects them in a bad way.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: franq, 10/27/2013 7:03:42 AM     (No. 9584371)

Lots of great comments. Perhaps this fiasco is just designed for us to focus.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.


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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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