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When You Defend Phil Robertson,
Here´s What You´re Really Defending

Business Insider, by Josh Barro

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Posted By:Harlowe, 12/22/2013 6:41:31 PM

Let´s get a few things straight about what Phil Robertson said that got him in trouble. Defenses of Robertson, the star of "Duck Dynasty" suspended for his remarks in an interview with GQ, have focused on the idea that he was just crudely expressing the sincere, Christian view that homosexuality is sinful. (Snip) Robertson´s defenders should read his comments again, because their defenses are off-point. If you´re defending Robertson, here´s what you´re defending: 1. Robertson thinks black Americans were treated just fine in the Jim Crow-era South, and that they were happy there. 2.Robertson thinks the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

For Point 3, using a quotation from 2010, Barro asserts that Robertson hates gay people.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 12/22/2013 6:47:51 PM     (No. 9664821)

I guess I´ll rethink my support .. After my chat with Alec baldy and the guy who was pooping in someone´s mouth ?? First amendment only for art like JC in bodily fluids and His Mom in poop also ... ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/22/2013 6:50:29 PM     (No. 9664823)

The writer does not seem to grasp the fact that many of those outraged by A&E´s firing/suspension are not defending Robertson´s opinions but his freedom to express them without losing his job. These are quite different matters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimjr, 12/22/2013 6:53:15 PM     (No. 9664826)

Mr. Barro,

You apparently cannot read without imposing your own biases.

I stand with Phil.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 12/22/2013 6:54:31 PM     (No. 9664827)

I agree with all of Phil´s comments.
I believe Blacks were happier before welfare wiped out black families and blacks´ work ethic.
I don´t believe black slaves were better off in the past but that isn´t what Phil said.
He said blacks were happier when the focus was on working and having a family; welfare, multiple fatherless children and gang violence is not making it better for blacks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jir, 12/22/2013 6:56:11 PM     (No. 9664830)

I believe that author of this article is a liar - he has distorted what Phil said to suit his own sick liberal point of view.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/22/2013 6:57:02 PM     (No. 9664831)

Point 1 ... that´s not what he said. He talked about what he himself saw and heard.

I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers.

POint 3 ... I´ve seen a lot of gay hatred of Robertson these last few days and a few words from Robertson. Are they that afraid of one straight guy?

If Robertson hates them ... well, I think I´d call a tie on that one. But, in reality, Robertson is being bullied by a bunch of gay whiney thugs and their whiney media cohorts.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/22/2013 6:58:07 PM     (No. 9664833)

Joshie has his gay panties in a wad. Phil told about blacks in his own neighborhood, not about what was happening in the "outside" world. I think he was just making a point that blacks were not universally treated badly by whites in the south. As for the Japanese not believing in Jesus, he is simply saying that had they been Christians they might not have attacked us. As for the gay thing, Phil merely quotes Paul. I think the problem is that he quoted two different parts of Paul´s letters,one to the Corinthians and one to the Romans where Paul equated homosexuals with murderers. Read Romans 1:18-32 and tell me this isn;t a prophecy about today´s liberals, especially the Hollywood types.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 12/22/2013 6:59:13 PM     (No. 9664834)

Josh, step away from the Kool~Aid. Your spin is not how it is, repeat the lie repeat the lie repeat the lie and poof it becomes "truth". The Silent Majority is tired of the slams, the belittling of their faith, the biased and intolerance practiced by those in the entertainment business, the sales business (stores, etc) and those pretending to be tolerant (GLADD, etc)and finally the administration´s obvious biased towards Christian faith and the Constitution. No more silence....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 12/22/2013 7:00:37 PM     (No. 9664836)

Dittos, #1. Just what was SCOTUS "supporting" when they defended the free expression of the likes of Larry Flint, Robert Maplethorpe, Andres Serrano, and Chris Ofili. Guess most of us missed the exclusion of Christians from First Amendment protection. /s

Merry Christmas.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/22/2013 7:10:55 PM     (No. 9664840)

#2 has it exactly right. The issue isn´t whether one agrees with what Robertson said, it´s whether a US citizen today still has the right to freely express himself. Clearly, the country has devolved to a point where we no longer have that freedom. Any opinion deemed unacceptable to certain groups is now considered "hate speech" and is used to ostracize and silence the speaker.

Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me"? Whatever happened to free speech as guaranteed by the 1st amendment?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Yosemite Sam, 12/22/2013 7:11:12 PM     (No. 9664841)

Watta moroon. The is is:

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I´ll defend to the death your right to say it.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Avogadra, 12/22/2013 7:13:15 PM     (No. 9664843)

On #3, Robertson is simply quoting the Bible--Romans 1, the last few verses.

Apparently the elites among us are so over-educated that they don´t recognize Scripture when they hear it. And as politically incorrect as it may seem today, the Bible really does have a very negative view of homosexual acts.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: blueline, 12/22/2013 7:15:28 PM     (No. 9664845)

Josh, Josh, Josh:
Your version of "straight" is as crooked as a barrel of snakes; much like your journ-o-listic friends, I suppose.
The current issue and #3 are from the Holy Bible. If you don´t like what it says, take it up with it´s author - I´m sure he´d love to talk it over with you.
As above posters said: Phil related his personal experience with pre-welfare hard working, proud black families in the Louisiana of his youth.
He noted the presence of barbarism in other, non-Christian societies, and implied that a Christian worldview would have likely prevented such barbarism.
Dense, or dishonest. Which is it with you?
Never mind, I think I know.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JAN, 12/22/2013 7:21:49 PM     (No. 9664850)

To quote that fine upstanding American......Teresa Heina.......


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Harlowe, 12/22/2013 7:25:26 PM     (No. 9664852)

#7 - Precisely! Excellent post!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 12/22/2013 7:29:27 PM     (No. 9664853)

Hate when some guy tries to put words in my mouth. Needless to say, when I defend Robertson I am not "really defending" what this idiot-boy says I am defending. Rather, I am defending Robertson´s right to think and say what he wants to think and say. A&E has the right to prohibit him from saying such things on their network, but are dumb as a rock to remove him because it creates a chilling effect on free speech. I want people to speak their minds, even if I disagree with them. In fact, I don´t agree with much of what Robertson thinks, but so what? Freedom is more important than the delicate sensibilities of whoever might be offended.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sw penn, 12/22/2013 7:31:02 PM     (No. 9664854)

When You Defend Josh Barro,

You´re really defending child grooming and rape.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: STLstudent, 12/22/2013 7:37:25 PM     (No. 9664858)

This article is completely a pile of manure. The author obviously is intentionally framing this erroneously. He hopes his readers follow his twisted, pathetic logic.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/22/2013 7:37:49 PM     (No. 9664860)

With all due or undue respect, Barro, you have no concept of what you are talking about.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/22/2013 7:42:34 PM     (No. 9664864)

Ahhh, just another Lefty twisting in the wind. Sorry, but Phil Robertson is right.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: leonardo, 12/22/2013 7:59:29 PM     (No. 9664868)

Americans have so far passively allowed gays to use extortion to operate a marginalization operation on those who believe in the bible. If gays are to gain the legitimization they so desperately seek, they must discourage religion if sodomy is to be considered "normal". The left´s attempted secularization of Christmas and their campaign against "Christmas wishes" as opposed to the "Happy Holidays" scripts fed to PC merchants fearful of leftist reprisals are part of that extortive marginalization. BUT Americans in droves now have shown support of Robertsons right to express his religious interpretations, and they thereby announce their disdain for those lefties who would muzzle free speech that elucidates the perversion (look it up) of the several dysfunctional lifestyles essentially espoused by democrats, who will take votes from anywhere they can.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rayscain, 12/22/2013 8:03:44 PM     (No. 9664871)

What Josh Barro fails to understand is that this is Phil Robertson´s OPINION and, BECAUSE WE LIVE IN AMERICA, we have freedom of speech!

And I defend Josh Barro´s freedom to criticize his speech!

And I defend MY right to agree with Phil Robertson!

So there!!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Envirodude, 12/22/2013 8:09:23 PM     (No. 9664875)

: if you were in your car driving down a foggy interstate and you saw me standing in the middle of the road frantically waving my arms at you, would you stop? Or would you swerve past and continue?

If you were to stop, you would learn that I was warning you of the bridge that was out just over the hill. Had you continued, you would has sped to your death.

Now, if I stood on the side of the road and didn´t try to warn you, what kind of horrible monster would I be? One that didn´t want to upset your feelings? One that would allow you to die?

What Phil is doing is simple reciting the bible. It says we are all sinners. We all need a bridge. That bridge is Jesus.

If he didn´t warn you that the path of the sinner leads to a. Ridge less ravine, he would be a horrible person. But there is a way to bridge the gap through salvation gifted by Jesus. If you don´t believe it, the gap is now your own creation.

That is who Phil Robertson is. It is what gives him the right to say sin is sin

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Reply 24 - Posted by: radrelic, 12/22/2013 8:17:46 PM     (No. 9664880)

Josh Barro Leftie has no clue about what Phil believes as he interprets Phil´s words according to his own garbled mindset which the lefties have just found that they do not hold the majority of national consensus though they work together with leftist people to write the common consensus. City folks arrogantly have done this since the City Mouse got visited by the country mouse.

I do not see anything wrong with Phil saying he worked alonside blacks in the south--we have to hate all whites and rewrite history to suit the blaaack power people? Not us who can see how they poison the souls of their own kids--ain´t MLK reconciliation of the races they promote.

"Non-whites and non-Christians and gays keep getting the sense that, even setting aside policy, conservatives and Republicans just don´t care for them" Ya think? After 6 years of hearing el Presidente dissing whites, reverse racism, the black panthers at the voting booths, the gays in militaqry and gay marriage achieved not through legislation but activist leftie judges.

So what about the country changers is not to hate? They are in bed with the social-democrats who are in bed with muslim brotherhood and we care about a sob sister article like this one.

Not only yes for freedom to speak but H---, yes, IMO. Obummer has pushed the right into a corner and looks like we ain´t gonna take it when it comes to our TV shows?

Besides that I am boycotting Storage Wars New York because the gays on it talk specifically about their proclivities.

Stirring hornet´s nests in the backwaters not too wise for silly city folk?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 12/22/2013 8:20:11 PM     (No. 9664881)

You have all missed the point. This is NOT by any stretch a 1st amendment issue but strictly about commercial interests and who will prevail is a matter of dollars and cents. Mr Robertson´s comments are NOT protected speech as he is under contract and his employer can exercise control over what is being said by him if it deems it harmful to their interests. I think that even if religiously correct the remarks were insensitive and inappropriate. And I am a conservative.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: losgatos, 12/22/2013 8:33:10 PM     (No. 9664889)

25, you are missing the point. What we´re all sick of is the thought/speech police running amok and we just sit and take it. Well, it seems like we aren´t going to take it anymore and that is a good thing for everyone. Maybe we can even move on from this and expend some energy to get to the polls and refuse to elect anything with a D after it´s name. We´re sick of our country being wrecked. We´re sick of our freedoms being taken from us by a bunch of left wing lunatics. We´re just sick. It just took us a long time to get here because most of us couldn´t believe this crap could happen in the USA.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 12/22/2013 8:39:09 PM     (No. 9664890)

I support Phil Robertson´s right to say he thinks all gay people practice bestiality ,
are anti God and full of murder ,
envy, strife and hatred.
I also support A & E,
as Phil´s employers,
to have the right to decide if they find
their employee´s remarks to be acceptable or unacceptable.
Actions and consequences , it´s all about freedom and choice.
Phil chose one path and A & E chose another.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 12/22/2013 8:44:22 PM     (No. 9664892)

#27 has it right. I think the comments were insensitive. It´s not a political thing. Robertson´s defenders reveal more about themselves then anything else. Live and let live.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: FormerDem, 12/22/2013 8:46:29 PM     (No. 9664893)

Insensitive Josh Barro. Does the left ever think about how their heartfelt opinions sound to others? I think they really do not know. The brains have left that party. Listen. You can´t make a great country out of people who don´t offend you. Leave everybody alone and let them all talk.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/22/2013 8:52:46 PM     (No. 9664896)

Glad you support Robertson´s right to say things, #27, but you should know that ain´t what he said. If you want to know what he DID say, you can look it up, he was quoting New Testament Scripture on the subject (ie that the Bible says that homosexual conduct is a sin, as murder is a sin, as adultery is a sin, as theft is a sin, as hating God is a sin--have you gotten the idea?) If you don´t like it, take it up with the Author

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/22/2013 9:01:54 PM     (No. 9664903)

Exactly, #30. Phil was merely quoting scripture, and said absolutely nothing about gays practicing bestiality. Acceptance of bestiality is just a bit more down the slippery slope from polygamy which is a big step closer to becoming reality. It´s just a matter of one thing leading to another. I honestly doubt if many if any gays practice bestiality. And it is a political thing because leftists want liberal politics to trump and finally destroy Christianity.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/22/2013 9:16:10 PM     (No. 9664916)

Regarding what Robertson said:

1. Much of it was simple Bible quoting and people who fail to understand that, or don´t like it, are just another kind of Nazi ~ leftovers from the European mindset of the 1930s.

2. His statements on blacks were for a period AFTER THE END OF Jim Crow. He looks like an old dude. He´s younger than me (I still have natural color too). But by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Jim Crow was dead in statute as much as it had been dead in court judgment earlier.

People who do not know the history of the civil rights movement are doomed to be dumb bells for life.

3. He said he likes girls and all the screeching and caterwalling from the gay blades isn´t going to change that.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/22/2013 9:39:57 PM     (No. 9664935)

Let´s get a few things straight about what Josh Barro is doing in this article. Mr Barro imposes his own interpretation on others´ words, picking and choosing which parts of history to bring in.

Whether Barro knows it or not, or likes it or not, true Christians ARE happy in most circumstances. Even Stalin´s atheist Russia. THAT was Robertson´s point. Happiness isn´t possible in all circumstances but then Robertson didn´t say it was. Nor did he say anybody was treated just fine in Jim Crow days. Barro says he said that. Barro´s a liar.

In that way, Barro goes thru what Robertson said, putting words in Robertson´s mouth. Okay, I can play that dishonest game. Barro prefers black teens murdering each other by the thousands every year to 1955 where they didn´t. Barro has no problem with the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor since it killed so many Christians whom Barro doesn´t like. Barro likes gays murdering each other via AIDS contracted during anal sex and nailing each other to gates a la Matthew Sheppard.

This is the liberal racism and hatred you´re defending when you agree with Josh Barro.

Mr Barro, good and bad coexist in this world regardless of what one believes. By cherry picking words, one can "prove" anything about anyone. It´s dishonest. Knock it off.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/22/2013 9:47:35 PM     (No. 9664939)

So, if you agree with Josh Barro, then what you REALLY are agreeing to is: 1) It is okay to misquote other people; 2) Lying is acceptable; 3) Twisting information and manipulating people is the thing to do; 4) and all people are stupid if they don´t toe the leftist line...

Isn´t it nice to know that Josh KNOWS what everyone else is thinking and what is truly in their hearts?? Wow, he must be amazing...

Btw, almost every reference to homosexuality in the Bible is Old Testament and refers to various acts or behaviors--not a state of being. If it is a sin to eat shellfish, does that mean that Bible believers hate shellfish eaters?? According to the all-knowing Josh it does. One more thing, a lot of references attributed to homosexuality are not really about homosexuality as most people today understand it to be. The sins of Sodom and were Gomorrah about rape, molestation, perversion AGAINST others and depravity. They were not necessarily about homosexuality in itself as it is defined today. But that is another long story for another place and time.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/22/2013 9:54:35 PM     (No. 9664942)

The author must also suffer from gender-confusion to take such a hateful approach to Phil Robertson. Nowhere did Robertson say he "hated" anyone, yet this emotional wreck of a writer had to put words into his mouth.

Blacks were happier prior to the "War on Poverty" and "Great Society" programs. This is evidenced by the manner of their dress, songs, and fact that marriage was the norm, not the exception back then. Today the blacks have brought a little piece of the jungle to every urban area in the country.

I stand with Phil!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/22/2013 9:55:35 PM     (No. 9664943)

One last thing, the Japanese believed their Emperor was a god incarnate and that is why they served him without question and gladly gave their lives for him. If they had been Christian, they would not have had kamikaze (sp?) pilots.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 12/22/2013 10:01:27 PM     (No. 9664950)

Yo...yo....Josh you moron. Who cares about Filthy Phil??? He is about as relevant as all of the NBA players put together. Which is to say...Nada..Ziltch...Stugatz! Filthy Phill looks like he needs a bath and his wife should wash his mouth out with soap.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/22/2013 10:16:09 PM     (No. 9664962)

It is my sincere hope that the indignation we displayed over the attack on Phil Robertson´s Character can be channeled toward our Congress.

Those Political elites are no better than A&E, if not worse.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Quigley, 12/22/2013 11:39:42 PM     (No. 9665024)

Would it be fair to say that any man who does not want sex with another man is homophobic?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/23/2013 12:44:42 AM     (No. 9665057)

#34, you had better refresh you Bible knowledge. The NT has very specific passages about exactly what homosexuality is and why its wrong. I have no idea where you got your ideas about S & G, but you had better do some more reading. You are sincerely wrong in your interpretations.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: steveW, 12/23/2013 1:13:01 AM     (No. 9665064)

We´re defending the right to think freely, Mr. Barro. Even - especially - if our conclusions don´t align with what you "progressives" demand we think and allow us to express. Forcing Hope and Change down everyone´s throats requires a very oppresive Thought Police, and we´re defending our right, and Mr- Robertson´s right, as Americans to live free from that kind of police state.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: harper, 12/23/2013 4:35:10 PM     (No. 9665841)

I think the author should quickly tug out the onsie-wedgie that is so bothering him then quickly get both hands back holding the hot chocolate before the weight hurts his delicate wrist.

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In a brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 19 Democratic senators are siding with the Obama administration against evangelical Christian businessmen who argue that paying for their employees’ birth control, a requirement under Obamacare, violates their company’s religious freedom. The senators—five of them women—argue in their “friend of the court” brief that the owners of the Oklahoma-based crafts store chain Hobby Lobby are not exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate simply because some forms of birth control offend their religious beliefs.

Inside the Beltway: The bipartisan
side of the March for Life
Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 1/20/2014 11:58:09 AM     Post Reply
Lawmakers are not ignoring the March for Life, scheduled at high noon Wednesday on the National Mall, and currently the largest pro-life demonstration on the planet, according to organizers. “In a rare feat for the nation’s capital, representatives from both sides of the aisle will come together,” the organizers say, pointing out that keynote speakers include House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and Rep. Dan Lipinski, Illinois Democrat. Also speaking, though the House is in recess this week: Republican Reps. Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey and Vicky Hartzler of Missouri.

Planned Parenthood Pens ´Twelve Days of
Contraception´ Christmas Carol
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/24/2013 11:34:24 AM     Post Reply
Staff members of the Arizona affiliate of Planned Parenthood are celebrating the season by changing the lyrics of the traditional Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” to accommodate the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood Arizona says it "wants to wish everyone happy holidays and a wonderful 2014!" They add, "We hope you will enjoy this original song written by staff and performed by volunteers. And, if you want to know more about the different types of birth control mentioned in the song, visit www.ppaz.org."

When You Defend Phil Robertson,
Here´s What You´re Really Defending
Business Insider, by Josh Barro    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/22/2013 6:41:31 PM     Post Reply
Let´s get a few things straight about what Phil Robertson said that got him in trouble. Defenses of Robertson, the star of "Duck Dynasty" suspended for his remarks in an interview with GQ, have focused on the idea that he was just crudely expressing the sincere, Christian view that homosexuality is sinful. (Snip) Robertson´s defenders should read his comments again, because their defenses are off-point. If you´re defending Robertson, here´s what you´re defending: 1. Robertson thinks black Americans were treated just fine in the Jim Crow-era South, and that they were happy there. 2.Robertson thinks the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

Judi Dench felt a tremendous
responsibility toward Philomena Lee
Los Angeles Times, by Rebecca Keegan    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/21/2013 7:16:04 PM     Post Reply
LONDON — The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word. (Snip) Dench´s latest performance — for which she has so far received Screen Actor Guild and Golden Globe nominations — is as a more ordinary but just as dignified woman in the drama “Philomena,” in which she plays a working-class Irish mother who enlists a jaded journalist (Steve Coogan) to help her find the son whom nuns forced her to give up decades earlier.

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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

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

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

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

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

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