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Santa Claus Should Not
Be a White Man Anymore

Slate, by Aisha Harris

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/11/2013 9:47:03 AM

When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what

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Her father explained that Santa morphed as he went from house to house, becoming the color of the occupants. Now what about a biracial home?

Does everyone have to look like everyone to make these people feel comfortable? What´s wrong with Santa being white? No wonder the kids are messed up.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: drive, 12/11/2013 9:51:11 AM     (No. 9649399)

The real Santa Claus was a white bishop. Liberals are pathetic whining fools

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/11/2013 9:51:33 AM     (No. 9649400)

I think polar bears should be spray-painted black, too. And what about snow???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: raspberry, 12/11/2013 9:56:55 AM     (No. 9649413)

I thought he was Dutch or German. Am I confused?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/11/2013 9:57:22 AM     (No. 9649414)

2 - go to Chicago in the winter. After the second day the snow resembles the demographic.

I vote for a unicorn Santa. With lots of glitter. snap...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: billp, 12/11/2013 9:59:29 AM     (No. 9649421)

Of course, it´s part of white European culture. It must be trashed, destroyed and obliterated - in the name of ´cultural diversity´ of course.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: arcady, 12/11/2013 9:59:33 AM     (No. 9649422)

Not to fear, I´m sure there´s a Kwanzaa Santa.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/11/2013 10:01:24 AM     (No. 9649427)

Comedian Kevin Hart pointed out that if Santa Claus were black - the presents would not get delivered until th 28th or the 29th at best.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jackson, 12/11/2013 10:02:42 AM     (No. 9649431)

"Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore". He is not Aisha. He is a black president. BTW - St Nicholas was greek.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sinic, 12/11/2013 10:03:13 AM     (No. 9649435)

Aisha Harris - Honorary Chairman of the Get A
FREAKIN´ LIFE club.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fobo, 12/11/2013 10:03:48 AM     (No. 9649436)

I´m really hoping this was writen tongue-in-cheek, but, coming from Slate, I´m not so sure.
I do love the correction at the end about the avian nature of penguins.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/11/2013 10:03:49 AM     (No. 9649437)

The headline gives me headaches. Black Pete was his apprentice. People can have their own Santa´s, but Santa/St. Nick. If you want to tell your kids that some stranger gives them gifts instead of hardworking parents, that is your decision.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/11/2013 10:05:20 AM     (No. 9649441)

I´m rather shocked that the word "Christmas" appeared in Slate! What´s the world coming to? /s

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Reply 13 - Posted by: happy conservative, 12/11/2013 10:05:58 AM     (No. 9649443)

Miss, or Mrs. Harris is a product of the system where everything must be politically correct and to feel somebody´s pain or joy you must look like them. Too bad she doesn´t seem to realize that the cherubic-faced, Germanic looking Santa she sees in her sugar plum fantasies is a symbol probably taken from The Night Before Christmas poem, not the result of some racist conspiracy.
We, personally, skipped the whole Santa thing with our kids and taught them every good gift comes from the Father of Light, Jesus Christ, who is really the only One who knows who is naughty or nice; and, when asked for forgiveness and in belief of Him always blesses, never just passes by or leaves "a lump of coal".
See, young lady, Christmas isn´t about Santa, it´s about a colorblind Savior.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/11/2013 10:21:48 AM     (No. 9649487)

There already is one, lady. Look up "Krampus".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: shamus, 12/11/2013 10:27:27 AM     (No. 9649493)

A transgender Santa Claus would be inclusive of the LGBT community.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/11/2013 10:27:52 AM     (No. 9649495)

The whole idea of Santa Claus came out of Europe, so it just sorta naturally followed that he’d be white.

But if you don’t like a white Santa, get a black Santa. No one’s gonna stop you.

But neither is anyone gonna let YOU, Miss Liberal, dictate what OUR Santa is gonna look like.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Light, 12/11/2013 10:28:25 AM     (No. 9649496)

this is classic! I´m still laughing. And of course we will have no trouble explaining why a Penguin lives at the North Pole! Drives Reindeer or Rides in a Sleigh.
This will solve our problems with Christm...er sorry, Holidays.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: joew9, 12/11/2013 10:39:20 AM     (No. 9649518)

I saw a black Santa the other day. It was fine. I didn´t care. No one did. It was no big deal. It´s not really worth the effort Aisha Harris spent to write her whiney editorial. If you want a black Santa just do it - no ones stopping you. Pretty much no one cares.

Embedded in her article was a prejudice against white men. She´s just another racist. Another Uncle Tom following the instructions of her handlers.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/11/2013 10:42:38 AM     (No. 9649527)

Obama IS Satan Claus (ooops, typo... well, I think I´ll leave it the way it is).


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Reply 20 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/11/2013 10:43:07 AM     (No. 9649531)

I´m sorry Aisha was caused bewilderment and shame by images of a white Santa. Does that work in reverse by the way with a black Santa? Maybe Aisha can start her own holiday along the lines of Kwanza cald Penguinza or something. Afterall, Kwanza´s was invented in the 60´s. Surely with our first black president the time ripe.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/11/2013 10:43:58 AM     (No. 9649532)

So, Santa needs to be black so he is relevant to black people? Would you be willing to have a white Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. so he would be more relevant to white people? Just using your ´logic´.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/11/2013 10:50:10 AM     (No. 9649546)

No more ´´I´m Dreaming of a White Christmas´´ I suppose.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JonR, 12/11/2013 10:55:29 AM     (No. 9649559)

I´m sick of these revisionist liberals making everything white racist! We cannot allow scum like Harris make us feel that there something wrong with being white!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/11/2013 10:59:13 AM     (No. 9649568)

I agree! He should be called Abu Ben Adam (may his tribe increase), wear flowing robes, and carry a magic lamp.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/11/2013 11:00:12 AM     (No. 9649571)

I thought MLK wanted us to move beyond skin color.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/11/2013 11:05:26 AM     (No. 9649586)

#12-"diversity training"--LOL!!! For myself, I say t. Nicholas was white, and Jesus Christ was born Jewish. Get over it

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Reply 27 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/11/2013 11:05:32 AM     (No. 9649587)

Pure, unadulterated anti-european-american racism. You got Kwanzaa. Make up your own version of Santa. Maybe your version breaks into homes and steals what Santa left.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/11/2013 11:07:24 AM     (No. 9649594)

That´s "St. Nicholas"--crappy PC...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/11/2013 11:09:29 AM     (No. 9649599)

Hey Aisha, try revering the babe in the manger rather than the man in the red suit. It´ll change your life.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/11/2013 11:15:37 AM     (No. 9649609)

Last line of the article:

Correction, Dec. 10, 2013: This article originally misidentified penguins as mammals. They are birds.

I think says a lot about the text above it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/11/2013 11:16:16 AM     (No. 9649610)

Blacks make up 12-15% of our population, gays 2-4%, yet they both are bent on telling all the rest of us "how it should be" in America. I, for one, am really tired of it. This is reverse racism and should be called out as such. Does she really think children under 8 care what ethnicity Santa is? Another poster had it right...Get a life girl!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LouD, 12/11/2013 11:17:40 AM     (No. 9649612)

I once, a couple of years ago, saw a black man dressed in a Santa hat. He was being escorted out of his apartment by a sheriff´s deputy. The guy was in handcuffs, BTW. Just sayin´.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/11/2013 11:18:04 AM     (No. 9649614)

The real Saint Nicholas lived in what is now Turkey. He took part in the Council of Nicea and according to legend punched the heretic Arius in the nose.

He was known to be a charitable man and his reputation for gift giving is what led to him becoming the figure of Santa Claus. He was a European - and Miss Harris should just get over it already.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: EQKimball, 12/11/2013 11:31:27 AM     (No. 9649634)

Well, you know, the white Santa is rather famous for his racially insensitive Don Imus -like exclamation, "Ho, ho, ho." And that thing about putting coal into the stockings of naughty children. Hmm. You can´t be too politically correct these days.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/11/2013 11:39:19 AM     (No. 9649652)

Miss Aisha needs a little lesson here.
Santa Claus is derived from St. Nicholas, who was white.
Miss Aisha, as a member of 12% of the total American population does not get to dictate to the majority who are just fine with Santa Claus as portrayed through centuries of Christmases.
5 years of Barack Obama will NOT make us accept black dictators and bullies who run around telling us what our history is according to THEM. Happy Kwanzaa, Aisha.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: tearza, 12/11/2013 11:45:23 AM     (No. 9649663)

We already have a black Santa Claus...HE´S IN THE WHITE HOUSE.....

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 12/11/2013 11:47:01 AM     (No. 9649668)

That is as offensive to me as suggesting that Martin Luther King shouldn´t be remembered as a black man.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/11/2013 11:47:15 AM     (No. 9649669)

Since vanilla ice cream is pretty much everyone`s favorite, I think it too should be banned. Vanilla is unfair to the other ice cream flavors. /s

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 12/11/2013 11:49:20 AM     (No. 9649672)

We won´t have to put up with this nonsense too much longer. This nihilist, self-loathing is end game cannibalism practiced by dying cultures.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: nimby, 12/11/2013 11:53:14 AM     (No. 9649678)

The idiots who make these dumb statements should be asked to read Geography and Biology. Hint:Skin color pigmentation evolved to suit the climate.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 12/11/2013 11:55:52 AM     (No. 9649680)

I LOVE the novelty Christmas song "Santa Claus is a black man." Just amazingly sweet and funny and just what the writer of this article needs to hear. And by the way penguins come from the wrong hemisphere!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: pinger, 12/11/2013 11:59:23 AM     (No. 9649690)

Al Sharpton Should Not Be a Black Man Anymore.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: radrelic, 12/11/2013 12:18:28 PM     (No. 9649710)

Baacklash from whites seen more and more. I guess they have moved over to give others room to the maximum they are willing to go to accommodate--it just gets sillier and sillier.

I wouldn´t care who ruled our evolved civilization and free culture if they had superior qualities to improve such along the lines of taking the high road. (A look at ACORN? Really, folks? We ain´t buying or budging)

Reading a Book about 7 Tipping points in Western civilization. Only 5% of the people in the world have lived free. Who pushed the freedom? Of course the Author of All Things was behind the evolution of world civilization but it used the white race and those who joined their forward movement.

America stands tall in the freeing of men´s minds so they can choose...

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/11/2013 12:19:20 PM     (No. 9649712)

#43, you could resolve everyone´s issues by volunteering to be The Invisible Santa.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/11/2013 12:46:22 PM     (No. 9649744)

Let´s just put Santa in a ´hoodie´ and call him Trayvon Claus and cover all bases.
Children could sit on his lap while he drops the F-bomb and N-word on the hapless youths.
Brown dirt can replace ´white snow´ and Christmas songs are all done by rappers.
If the left and blacks want to kill a holiday then go all the way. Trayvon Claus can arrive in an ´85 Oldsmobile Cutlass instead of a sleigh. No more elves just gang members in do-rags flashing gang signs. Christmas trees are replaced with Bongs and crack pipes.
I can see it all now. Aisha will be happy.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/11/2013 1:08:08 PM     (No. 9649769)

Ms. Harris, read the lyrics to the Christmas song "Some Children See Him." It is about a diverse Baby Jesus and was composed in 1951. The same principle can be applied to Santa Claus, for those of us who are not racist and are open-minded!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: uno, 12/11/2013 1:15:41 PM     (No. 9649779)

The real Santa Claus that pays for everything, including EBT cards and a hundred other government-funded programs is mostly White...but nobody wants to talk about the hard-working, over-taxed payer!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: jasmine, 12/11/2013 1:27:29 PM     (No. 9649790)

The author claims she was "traumatized" because Santa was the "wrong" color. That is HER problem, and there is a name for it.

Kids benefit from learning the good guys come in all colors. Santa is looking for good behavior from everybody, and nobody´s color enters into it.

Leave it to a liberal to criticize Santa, a generous elderly white guy, for the "harm" she "suffered" as a child. How does something like this, serious or not, get past the editors?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/11/2013 1:43:26 PM     (No. 9649807)

That "should" word again.

How about "There should be no rules about how artists and advertisers and even the great unwashed masses depict or visualize Santa Claus".

Donald Duck is always white and Mickey Mouse is black. There should have been rules and laws so that didn´t happen.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: M2, 12/11/2013 1:55:06 PM     (No. 9649819)

Because Christmas isn´t about Santa Claus, I don´t care what color he is or even if liberals turn him into a she. No matter what liberals do to Christmas, they cannot remove the real Christ from Christmas in the hearts of Christians.

So have at it, liberals. You want Santa Claus? He´s yours. We Christians have the greatest gift of all and it didn´t come from Santa´s pouch full of toys.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 12/11/2013 2:10:57 PM     (No. 9649834)

Do you know who gives a child their identity???

THEIR BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND FATHER

Now maybe if some of these Daddies and some of these Mama´s actually applied themselves as REAL mothers and fathers, theyd not have to worry about what identity their child is going to take on. But as long as the Daddy is out catting around with whatever pair of legs he can wrap around himself and the Mommy is finding some new cat to convince to stay long enough to satisfy HER urges, that poor child of whatever union is going to be left wondering where he fits into it all.

Im tired of these animals acting like external forces are the things responsible for their own individual identities. They need to decide: are they cattle to be herded or individuals who stand up for their own?


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Reply 52 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/11/2013 4:34:39 PM     (No. 9650017)

I have a better idea. Let´s ditch the young black woman journalist who has no clue about her subject. She either needs a better education or should change careers. Penguins do not talk, cannot give gifts to people (except droppings), they do not live in the North Pole, they have no historical relevance, and doesn´t fix this woman´s concerns anyway. Besides, skin color should be irrelevant anyway. What next??? Geez

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 12/11/2013 11:12:41 PM     (No. 9650375)

Not naming any names (Aisha Harris) but SOMEONE needed an article to turn in and just sat down and threw something together. And the quality of it (or lack thereof) is apparent.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Memphis, 12/12/2013 2:53:52 PM     (No. 9651267)

Santa will always be white because white people came up with Santa.

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Another day, another terrifying computer security vulnerability. A hole in a widely used encryption technology has given hackers a way to infiltrate many of the world’s largest websites and download sensitive information from their servers without leaving a trace. The problem, dubbed Heartbleed, has existed for two years, but was recently discovered by researchers at Google, setting off a scramble to fix it. Trying to track new security vulnerabilities can be dizzying, but here’s why this one is worth paying attention to: It affects services you use. The problem is a shortcoming of OpenSSL, which is supposed to protect,

UN finding on climate change
is just a bunch of hot air,
new report claims
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/8/2014 5:09:13 PM     Post Reply
A U.N.-commissioned panel says climate change is hurting the growth of crops, affecting the quality of water supplies and forcing wildlife to change the way it lives – but what if it’s all just smoke and mirrors? A new report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), written by an international collection of scientists and published by the conservative Heartland Institute, claims just that, declaring that humanity´s impact on climate is not causing substantial harm to the Earth. (Snip)The panel of scientists says human impact on the global climate is small, changing temperatures are within a historic scope

Arrest Made After LAPD Motorcycle
Officer Critically Hurt in Crash
KNBC-TV [Los Angeles], by Willian Avila*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/7/2014 12:17:06 PM     Post Reply
A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her vehicle struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer from behind at a red light, leaving him pinned between two vehicles Saturday, officials said. The officer was waiting for the traffic light at Saticoy Street and Lankershim Boulevard (map) about 5:30 p.m. when an SUV rear-ended him, according to the LAPD. The officer was pinned between the SUV and the vehicle in front of him. The officer was in a medically-induced coma in critical but stable condition at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the


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