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Proof That Every Country Song
In 2013 Sounded Exactly Like
Every Other Country Song In 2013

Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 12/24/2013 5:29:20 AM

Trucks. Dirt Roads. Girls in tight jeans. Girls in tight jeans jumping into trucks. Sunset and moonlight, of course. As far as one music critic is concerned, that’s all you needed to know about country music lyrics in 2013. Via Gawker: When country music critic Grady Smith sat down to write his list of the top 10 Best Country Albums of 2013 he made a startling revelation: All the chart-topping country songs of 2013 sounded exactly the same. Yep, according to Smith, the lyrics of all of country music’s top hits in 2013 were carbon copies of one another. In the hopes that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4justice, 12/24/2013 5:40:08 AM     (No. 9666274)

Nearly all music of any type has been junk for the past 20 years...what´s new?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/24/2013 5:43:03 AM     (No. 9666277)

Favorite songs over the last 10 years ~ THE WINNERS:

"Someone Like You" ~ Adele

"Someone Like Me" ~ Ylves

"Kalalinka" ~ Red Army Chorus

The one where she keys the guys truck ~ that blond in really, really, really tight jeans!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: poster, 12/24/2013 5:57:41 AM     (No. 9666283)

I once heard.. that when you play a country record backwards, the crops start growing, the wife comes back home, the kids start liking you, and good jobs come your way.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/24/2013 5:59:49 AM     (No. 9666285)

...and Mama didn´t die and it stopped raining.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/24/2013 6:00:08 AM     (No. 9666286)

Does true country music still exist? I thought it died about 40 years ago. Today´s country music is simply a combination of guitar twangs and corny lyrics sung by people with poor voices. The marketing people put the "country" stamp on it so they can sell it to the radio stations.

When you listen to the real country music of the 50´s and 60´s, you realize what a remarkable genre it was back then.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 12/24/2013 6:35:28 AM     (No. 9666298)

Rap "music" has sounded the same for 25 years and it has always sucked. It´s nothing but fouled-mouthed hoodlums becoming millionaires because they can rhyme four-letter words. I´ll take the pickup trucks and tight jeans any day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: country boy, 12/24/2013 6:41:30 AM     (No. 9666303)

Re #3, Must have been a different artist - play it backwards:

* get your truck back
* get your beer back
* get your wife back

Merry Christmas

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Reply 8 - Posted by: obdurate, 12/24/2013 6:44:01 AM     (No. 9666305)

Modern Country- bad rock bands with a fiddle

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 12/24/2013 6:44:12 AM     (No. 9666306)

And now for something entirely different - check this one out #2 Speaking of the Red Army Chorus,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrg9H6FGU

Leonard Skynyrd like you never saw before - weird, funny and pretty good.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/24/2013 6:51:51 AM     (No. 9666313)

Modern country is filled with people who´d rather be pop stars but lack the talent, like that guy who used to be Hootie, with his Blowfish,
Those who can, play pop/rock.
Those who can´t, play modern country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/24/2013 6:55:47 AM     (No. 9666315)

#9 Leningrad Cowboys

The little grand daughter also loves Katyusha ~ which is about a litttle girl ~

~ and also that´s the nickname for the field artillery style rocket launchers from WWII. The Russians built the tubes ~ we did the chassis in Indianapolis and Detroit, and someof my aunts worked at a munitions factory in Louisville loading rockets.

Now that´s a folk sons ~ and country music!

You knew I was born on a battlefield, and grew up with the debris of war scattered about ~ the buildings, factories, machinery, troops, support personnel ~ and thank God all the blowing up part took place somewhere else.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/24/2013 6:58:32 AM     (No. 9666317)

If you want to hear what country music is supposed to sound like, check out Vince Gill and Paul Franklin´s newly released " Bakersfield". A tribute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hot coffee, 12/24/2013 7:03:34 AM     (No. 9666323)

I was going to list the lyrical content of pretty much every rap song from 2013, but I´m afraid I´d get banned from L.com.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx, 12/24/2013 7:06:32 AM     (No. 9666327)

The movie industry has the same problem. They keep rolling out the same movies with a lot of special effects like car chases and monsters and graffic sex and violence with no talent "stars" and no interesting plots. The entertainment industry stinks just like Country Music.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Taylor1066, 12/24/2013 7:19:57 AM     (No. 9666334)

That´s the problem, country music is an "industry" now with industrially produced artists.

I liked Lady Antebellum when they first came out... now there at least 6 country "bands" wit the same format/same sound.

I find it hard to listen to the Sirius XM country channels because I hear the same thing over and over and over... only the names of the bands change.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/24/2013 7:23:37 AM     (No. 9666336)

And the problem with girls in tight jeans is?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/24/2013 7:25:09 AM     (No. 9666337)

#12, thanks for the tip, I will check it out.

Think of what today´s country industry would have done with Dolly Parton or Loretta Lynn. Two ladies who write their own songs, and (gasp) just stand there and sing. When I watch the red carpet of one of the 50 Country Music Awards, the "singers" are all wearing designer get ups. I wish one of them would wear a Nudie suit, just to change it up.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/24/2013 7:39:34 AM     (No. 9666356)

Good one #13!

Checkout Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe´s outstanding cover of John Prine´s "Hello In There."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAU2_4DGvs&list=PLPzMGx_wdfBCHPir1HJgKs_z8UboTf-M5


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Reply 19 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/24/2013 7:45:25 AM     (No. 9666358)

As someone who is old enough to have been a huge fan of Buck and both Merles, and Conway and Farron and Waylon and all the Hanks, you can only imagine how I´ve felt for the last 20 years or so with the scholck Nashville turns out.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/24/2013 8:05:59 AM     (No. 9666380)

Country music died when the Man in Black left us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2013 8:07:28 AM     (No. 9666383)

#19, I had a high school friend whose nephew was named Faron Young Smith (not real surname), in honor of you know who.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 12/24/2013 8:18:32 AM     (No. 9666393)

Country music has turned into Country-RAP (CRAP).

Stay tuned for Eric Church´s "Outsiders" CD in Feb. He will turn Country music on its head and (hopefully) make real conservative statement as well.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/24/2013 8:29:42 AM     (No. 9666407)

Hello Walls.

#21, if I had been of an age at that time to have a baby boy, I might have named him Faron.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2013 8:39:12 AM     (No. 9666424)

"It´s Four in the Morning"

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/24/2013 8:42:31 AM     (No. 9666428)

#8 has it right - country today is warmed-over 70´s pop with a fiddle added for twang. I grew up on Cash, Loretta, Willie and Waylon, etc. Later got heavy into neo-traditional like Travis Tritt and Patty Loveless. I abandoned country when it got over-run by Garth, Shania, Tim & Faith, and the Ditzy Twits. It´s been all downhill since, what with all the pick-up driving Kid Rock wannabes. Give me Beatles, Stones, and Zep all day long.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/24/2013 8:48:36 AM     (No. 9666437)

Goin´ Steady.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bohallx, 12/24/2013 8:54:21 AM     (No. 9666443)

Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs before Blue Grass was Blue grass ~ crawling around in Aunt Mary´s Hank William´s 78 RPM record stacks ~ driving through Wheeling West Virginia at 2 AM

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/24/2013 8:56:31 AM     (No. 9666449)

I was raised in the Ozarks, so I grew up listening to hillbilly bluegrass, Elvis, Hank jr, Dean Martin, Bon Jovi, Metallica, etc etc. I like and appreciate all forms of music, including rap (yeah, Im weird like that).

One thing I´ve learned is that all forms of music are relative. Every song has a beat, a chord, a part that connects it to all other songs. I also know that music follows trends. Sometimes ballads are hot, so everyone does it, sometimes rip roaring guitar is the flavor of the month, and so on. I think music reviewer Grady needs to go back to reviewer school.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2013 9:04:43 AM     (No. 9666467)

Last post on this thread, although I could go on and on and on. No other country western song is "exactly like" Eddy Arnold´s "Cattle Call". I miss that sweet tenor voice.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/24/2013 9:05:32 AM     (No. 9666469)

IMO, country music lyrics for the last 30 years could be compared to someone reading out loud a bad romance novel while humming through a comb. Watch the fingers of the left hand on the guitar. Most aren’t even playing.
Most have a vocal range of two notes and those notes are off-key.

“Hello Walls” and “There Stands the Glass” are two real country songs that come to mind when country really said something.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/24/2013 9:23:53 AM     (No. 9666498)

Luke Bryan can stomp around the stage for the girls with his no talent self (he sounds like Gomer Pyle) but one thing is sure. He ain´t no Dwight Yokum.
The old guard is pretty thin and the youngsters are pretty weak.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/24/2013 9:35:31 AM     (No. 9666509)

True story, #31, and #8 is correct as well. But when you have label heads in Nashville that used to be label heads in the pop world, I don´t know what anybody expects. The purists, like Alan Jackson, George Strait (who was phoning it in the last few years, IMHO), and Brad Paisley are all that´s left of the new "old guard". It´s very sad.

BTW - I love Darius Rucker. His "Wagon Wheel" has a really nice country sound. It ain´t Merle, but then...most music ain´t Merle. ;)

Turn me loose, set me free somewhere in the middle of Montana
Give me all I´ve got comin´ to me
You can keep your retirement and your so-called Social Security
Big City, turn me loose, and set me free



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Reply 33 - Posted by: oldbuffalo, 12/24/2013 9:37:53 AM     (No. 9666511)

I´m So Lonesome I Could Cry

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/24/2013 9:40:38 AM     (No. 9666519)

There hasn´t been any decent rock or county since about 1985.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/24/2013 9:42:06 AM     (No. 9666522)

Oops. I should have said "rock or country", not "rock or county". It´s early.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MarinMike, 12/24/2013 9:43:09 AM     (No. 9666523)

very amusing to read our comments and the article. Across the board creativity is stifled in most human endeavors, not just music.

If you can find real folk music, I don´t mean Bob Dylan sort of folk music, you will find music of the soul, like country used to be. Music with clearly defined ethnic roots, singing about life as it was, or is with no regard to commercialism.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/24/2013 9:43:43 AM     (No. 9666524)

Ray Price passed away this week.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: franq, 12/24/2013 9:48:30 AM     (No. 9666536)

Without the G-D-Em-C chord progression, the business would collapse immediately.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Doctor P, 12/24/2013 10:15:11 AM     (No. 9666588)

Well, A Friend Of Mine Named Steve Goodman Wrote That Song
And He Told Me It Was The Perfect Country And Western Song.
I Wrote Him Back A Letter And Told Him It Was NOT The Perfect
Country And Western Song Because He Hadn´t Said Anything About
Momma, Or Trains, Or Trucks, Or Prison, Or Gettin´ Drunk.

Well, He Sat Down And Wrote Another Verse To The Song And He Sent
It To Me And After Reading It, I Realized That My Friend Had Written
The Perfect Country And Western Song. And I Felt Obliged To Include It
On This Album.

The Last Verse Goes Like This Here:

Well, I Was Drunk The Day My Mom Got Outta Prison.
And I Went To Pick Her Up In The Rain.
But, Before I Could Get To The Station In My Pickup Truck
She Got Runned Over By A Damned Old Train.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/24/2013 10:31:07 AM     (No. 9666615)

David Allan Coe lives on!


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Reply 41 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/24/2013 10:36:23 AM     (No. 9666628)

I watched the video and it appears ha he´s using the same 5 or 6 songs/videos, which only proves those few songs are a) similar and b) lame.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/24/2013 10:41:02 AM     (No. 9666640)

Well at least its about "Girls in tight jeans" vs. gay boys in tight jeans. The visual just ruined my entire holiday season....sorry.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/24/2013 10:57:57 AM     (No. 9666682)

There are only so many themes one can entertain...see hollywood for the illustration.

This can also be demonstrated thought rock, rap, movies, tv, cartoons, etc.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/24/2013 11:00:10 AM     (No. 9666687)

Author is clearly a shill for silly silly intellectual New York centered media ..

Go to YouTube

Search for The BBQ Song - Rhett & Link

You´ll thank me.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/24/2013 11:05:09 AM     (No. 9666692)

He forgot to mention you have to put moonshine in your songs this year to be a hit as well.

Ever notice that radio stations the play songs by artists singing about Hank, Cash, Willie and Waylon never play songs by Hank, Cash, Willie or Waylon?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JoniTx, 12/24/2013 11:39:36 AM     (No. 9666724)

Here´s George Jones, ´Who´s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?´

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3GgoLtlWk

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/24/2013 11:42:10 AM     (No. 9666730)

Ah, #45...If you have Sirius, tune to channel 56 and listen to Willie´s Roadhouse. Those artists are played all day long.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/24/2013 11:55:15 AM     (No. 9666747)

Barbara Mandrell was country when country wasn´t cool.
Thanks #46!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: mossley, 12/24/2013 12:26:37 PM     (No. 9666781)

#38, have you seen the Pachelbel Rant on Youtube? (Some swearing in the video.) G-D-Em-C isn´t the only chord progression required.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/24/2013 1:12:35 PM     (No. 9666835)

During the early 90´s the management of many of the labels in Nashville was taken over by people from the LA music industry. The development of country acts began to use the pop music formula, i.e. find a marketable looking singer and package them with videos, massive air play, etc. Musical talent rarely is part of that equation. Thankfully bluegrass still survives, but four chords and the truth is truly rare these days.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: franq, 12/24/2013 3:47:33 PM     (No. 9666953)

Pachebel is another style. Also injects one more chord!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Islander, 12/25/2013 1:04:40 AM     (No. 9667220)

Time to cue Merle Haggard´s "You never even call me by my name!"


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Reply 53 - Posted by: mossley, 12/26/2013 1:09:31 PM     (No. 9668491)

#51, try watching the video. The chord progression from Canon is used throughout modern music.

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Dear CNN: Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN ... enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I´m in the doctor´s office the other day, right? I´m waiting for my missus and the TV is on and I´m half watching, half reading and you´re covering the plane. And time passes. And you´re covering the plane. And commercials intervene and you come back and you´re covering the plane. And my

23 Global Warming & Climate Change Stories
All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day
Independent Journal Review, by Kyle Becker    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 5:27:56 AM     Post Reply
The following are 23 news stories from a variety of sources that everyone should consider before the avalanche of “go green” stories that will be unveiled on Earth Day – in the media and in our kids’ schools. Whether or not one wants to promote the perfectly fine goal of fostering a better environment and leaving a cleaner planet for one’s children, that should not be carried out on the basis of disinformation, hysteria, or hidden political agendas. 1. Humans are NOT to Blame for Global Warming, Says Greenpeace Co-founder… (Daily Mail) “There is no scientific proof of man-made global warming



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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

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

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,


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