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How Sarah Palin became my new bestie
The Globe and Mail (Toronto,Canada), by John Doyle

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/11/2014 6:35:51 AM

You can feel the charm when you watch her operate in person, that Sarah Palin. You don’t expect it, but it’s there – the awkward mix of pseudo-authenticity and charisma, the smooth way with a room full of reporters, the way she just carries on, regardless. Me, I was taken aback. She’s practically my new bestie, now. Squeezed my hand, called me “honey,” even stopped to squeeze my shoulder on her way out and thank me. We had a wee chat and a laugh. Palin was here Friday for an early breakfast event to promote her new series on a fairly obscure

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 1/11/2014 7:00:18 AM     (No. 9687791)

Sarah Palin will make an outstanding President of our Nation! The last President we had in her league was Ronald Reagan!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doodah, 1/11/2014 7:25:13 AM     (No. 9687828)

Wish that this reporter and other ones would write about Hillary or Michelle with the same condescending sarcasm! I live for the day when Sarah lands a very important position in our government and folks, at last, understand her goodness and her common sense!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: agape, 1/11/2014 7:32:59 AM     (No. 9687834)

Sorry reporter couldn´t take Sarah at face value. Insists on implying that his own preconceived notions of Gov. Palin were superior to meeting the real, warm, open and frank person. Cold-hearted male Hannah. Or terribly fearful of his public image, should he be found to believe the woman.

His attitude reminds me of Dr. Khun, the brain researcher that presents "Closer to Truth" on PBS. Every time Kuhn gets close to believing in God, he fears his emotions and rejects the notion; then he insists he must find only a scientifically provable God in his brain, not a loving and caring God in his heart. Kuhn refuses to believe God is is in his conscience and his curiosity.

Perhaps God doesn´t wish to be "proved", rather than loved or believed through Faith. Of what value is Faith based on "provable" science? Every time Kuhn feels close to the truth, he rejects it on the basis of his own emotions, demanding instead a scientific proof.

Wouldn´t a scientifically proved God result in a coerced faith?

Nor does Sarah have a chance with folks that are already brain-washed against the truth.

God, however, has other ways of getting our attention.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 1/11/2014 7:39:48 AM     (No. 9687840)

No real man would use the term ´wee chat´ .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/11/2014 7:42:13 AM     (No. 9687842)

Spot on, Mr. Doyle. Thanks for posting, OP.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tivadoc, 1/11/2014 7:54:58 AM     (No. 9687859)

FTA: “I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture than holding their camera in front of a bathroom mirror, talking a selfie,”- Sarah Palin. I don´t know what the future holds for Sarah, but I hope it includes bringing this country back to where is should be.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/11/2014 7:59:02 AM     (No. 9687862)

If Doyle, the Globe and Mail´s television critic, is writing about Sarah Palin, it must mean the Globe and Mail need readers. All y´have to do is mention her name, even in a whisper, and the snark oozes out from the woodwork.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grace1798, 1/11/2014 8:00:39 AM     (No. 9687864)

ewwwWWWWWWW Did anyone who read this article actually look at Desert Fox? He is an opinion writer for a Super Liberal Newspaper in Canada. And btw..........anyone catch how disgustingly ugly he is ...and..........what happened to his chin? He has none. You know, I don´t usually pick on people who are homely, but in this creep´s case, I have to...since he hates Palin without a good reason. People in glass houses should NOT throw stones.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/11/2014 8:04:13 AM     (No. 9687871)

Well Mr. Doyle is a ´wee´ bit full of himself. Why, he even told Sarah the correct way to express herself. It´s almost like he thought she didn´t have a command of the English language. What a pompous idiot. He´s not fit to tie Sarah´s sneakers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 8:15:21 AM     (No. 9687887)

Uh, #8? You seem to have confused the poster of the article with the author of the article.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: philsner, 1/11/2014 8:51:48 AM     (No. 9687944)

Liberals will always attack that which they fear.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 1/11/2014 9:17:17 AM     (No. 9687981)

I don’t know if John Doyle is a prissy sissy but he sure as lip gloss writes like one. Fussbudget Journalism is alive and well and living in Canada, courtesy, or curtsy, of John Doyle. Apparently “bestie” is sissy-talk for best friend. So I learned something worth learning. Otherwise, it’s just another snarky pipsqueak and his keyboard. Move on! Nothing to see here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/11/2014 10:01:41 AM     (No. 9688044)

An article that exemplifies the "don´t bother me with the facts, I am busy expressing my previously developed and fixed opinion here" method of journalism. It also adds in a tub of snarkiness. Yuk!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/11/2014 10:11:52 AM     (No. 9688064)

Snarky article.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bella, 1/11/2014 10:22:20 AM     (No. 9688081)

Snark Alerta1

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jglas, 1/11/2014 10:28:20 AM     (No. 9688089)

I think he meant it as a complement but then because he had to protect his liberal bona fides by conforming to the left wing media´s opinion of Sarah as a brain dead right wing gun toting extremist he ended up making her sound like a nice on the surface but that´s just a ruse to disguise the evil underneath con artist. Hey if you think she really is nice then just complement her niceness and leave it at that. If you think she´s pulling a con then make it clear that´s what you´re exposing and give your reasons. I agree with other posters here, this comes across as pure snark.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: richwill, 1/11/2014 11:15:29 AM     (No. 9688158)

A liberal trying to be nice to a conservative, but cannot refrain from being snarky. Sarah needed to wash her hands after touching this creep.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/11/2014 11:19:29 AM     (No. 9688162)

Is this a parody of the Palin Haters? If so, spot on.

If it is not a parody, then this is what naked hatred looks like, ladies and gentlemen.

John Doyle, and those like him, would trade their souls to the devil to see Sarah Palin dead, dead, dead. They would celebrate with twitter & bong parties and Down Syndrome baby jokes.

And there are people who call themselves Republicans who feed on this trash.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/11/2014 11:31:33 AM     (No. 9688182)

Hysterically overreact very often?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/11/2014 12:01:06 PM     (No. 9688227)

Geez Louise! What a snarky article from Mr. Whimple. googled images to see the image of Doyle ....no Sherlock there....not even close. Gov Palin has taken far too many hits to be floored by this jackass pansy boy. She can be whatever she desires to attain. Would love to see an episode where the two of them go on an Elk hunt together....thinking of VP Chaney he he. Doyle, She would never accept you as a bestie, you couldn´t find the funds to pay her to do so. Frankly, she´s out of your league. Keep on ridin´, Ms Sarah! Ignore the ignoramus







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Reply 21 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/11/2014 12:06:15 PM     (No. 9688232)

So let me summarize - a television critic was charmed by Sarah Palin the television star, but he is sick to his stomach because it is Sarah Palin.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/11/2014 12:33:52 PM     (No. 9688270)

Even the pretentiously prestigious phonies of the world recognize genuine decency and character when they see it. They feel compelled to attack it and destroy it because they know that they don´t have the strength of character - the ´moral fortitude´ - to be that honest about who they are and still be welcomed in, and survive among, the pretentiously prestigious circles where they seek acceptance, no matter how lowly, within that pecking order. They have to lie to themselves and pretend that she is as much of a phony as they are, but hopelessly without their polish and sophistication. Sad.

One thing this writer did was to describe what Sarah Palin endures so frequently from the likes of them. Her strength, courage, and ´moral fortitude´ shines in stark contrast and comparison. It just shows what a truly remarkable woman she really is.

May God continue to wrap you in His providential care and bless you, Sarah Palin.







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Reply 23 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/11/2014 12:35:24 PM     (No. 9688273)

An example of liberal shallow mindedness in the presence of greatness!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/11/2014 12:43:38 PM     (No. 9688285)

All I learned from this is that this John Doyle person is to be pitied.
What a small, petty and hateful little man.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/11/2014 1:24:21 PM     (No. 9688334)

"No, but I got to see how this strange, polarizing woman operates. Someone else would have been utterly charmed, bought into it, believed her, wanted to vote for her. I could see it happening."

Sad little creep--actually it seems there are a lot of sad little creeps...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: harper, 1/11/2014 2:02:43 PM     (No. 9688380)

Toronto is just a NYC wannabe. The Toronto Globe and Mail, like it´s sister, the Toronto Red Star are NYT wannabes. Every member of their staff has a NYT comrade they seek to copy in every detail.

They have raised abject copying to an art form and are supremely smug about their fancied abilities to wear grown up shoes and [of course] skirts that do not fit them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StuartL, 1/11/2014 2:46:54 PM     (No. 9688424)

#5 -- ”Spot on, Mr. Doyle. Thanks for posting, OP”

Given that this poster is Sarah’s local Number-One Anti-Fan, either there are far more Palinophobes in our little community than anyone expected, or the 36 (so far) LDotters who “Like”ed this comment need to re-read the article and then recalibrate their Contemptuous Sarcasm Detectors.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: Penney, 1/11/2014 3:12:54 PM     (No. 9688455)

Every President has influence because of the office itself. But we are learning the not all political office holders fulfill their oaths, yet even the scoundrels weld a powerful, ...er, ´influence,´ for good or for ill. However, American citizens don´t have to be Pres. to express voices with which the American people identify and cheer! Gov. Palin is such an example of consistent conservative integrity! GO PALIN!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/11/2014 5:56:16 PM     (No. 9688579)

#5, if you agree with the tone of this article you need to get evaluated as to why you hate Sarah to the degree you do. Just because your homie Mitt was behind the attacks on her from day one after McCain introduced her to the rest of America your consistent negativity toward Sarah is getting tiresome. You are in the minority here. Stop attacking her personally and then haunting a thread with re-posts to keep the fire burning. If you disagree with her on policy, then state your issues.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 6:16:22 PM     (No. 9688594)

Is there some legitimate documentation to support the contention that Mitt Romney sent his "homies" after Palin in 2008? If so, I´d like to see it. Otherwise it sounds a bit paranoid.

Noe I realize that saying what I did opens me to the accusation of being a "giggling teenage Romney cheerleader," or a Roveite, or whatever, but the fact is, my first choice would have been Mike Pence. It still is, for 2016. The fact remains that Romney would have been far superior to Obama.

But really...do these kind of silly accusations advance the level of discourse? Who is stopping Sarah Palin from throwing her hat into the ring? No one. If she were the nominee, I´d support her with all my heart.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/11/2014 6:17:45 PM     (No. 9688596)

#29, you are obviously angry if anyone is not a Palin fan, but do you have a source for your accusation that Governor Romney paid any attention to her at all? I don´t believe he did, my friend. Romney campaigned hard and long for the McCain/Palin ticket.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/11/2014 8:03:36 PM     (No. 9688683)

So is the denial that Palin was surrounded in 2008 by people who failed to promote Romney in he primaries? Cuz its been bragged about and offered as a bona fide by people who profess insider knowledge of Palin on the stump. Or is that those people haven´t bragged about floating the negative tales about Palin? Or is the denial that the liberal loyalties to
Romney didn´t impact the professionalism of those operatives who found themselves behind a candidate whose popularity they saw as a threat to their livelihood. Or is the denial that the Palin haters don´t really hate her? Or that the half dozen Rove luving Palin hatin painted ladies of the RNC actually think independently and don´t coordinate their efforts ? Figure out what you wanna deny. Discuss among yourselves.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 8:12:23 PM     (No. 9688693)

Thank you for proving my point about unsubstantiated rumors and paranoid assumptions, #32.

"Painted ladies"? That´s a new one.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/11/2014 10:10:21 PM     (No. 9688789)

Wow, you thought that was directed at you? That´s interesting.

But as long as you have taken upon yourself to act as representative for the group, there doesn´t seem to be a denial in there.

If you are looking for someone to post names, or make some accusation of Colonel Mustard in the hot tub with a jackhammer, I doubt that would be forthcoming.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/12/2014 5:16:57 AM     (No. 9688900)

Whoa! Even after macheteing through all that wordy underbrush, #32/34, I don´t find a response to the question. Where are the sources for the Romney accusation? Why would Romney bother with attacking Sarah Palin and when did he or anyone in his organization do so? He campaigned for that ticket.

And despite the warm embrace of the idea that anyone who supported Governor Romney either in 2008 or 2012 is, ipso facto, a Palin "hater" is beyond absurd.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/12/2014 5:33:59 AM     (No. 9688906)

The article about functional illiteracy is posted elsewhere. So are you saying that people from Romney´s 2008 operation didn´t become part of Palin´s 2008 staff? Or that many of those people went back and got on the ground floor of Romney 2012? Or are you saying that you personally haven´t become the single biggest poster of every article that puts Palin in a bad light? Do you know what facetious means or must you look it up?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/12/2014 6:01:58 AM     (No. 9688915)

You forgot to remind us yet again about your vast background in making sure the energy world had access to your expertise. We´ll wait.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/12/2014 12:26:41 PM     (No. 9689296)

Time magazine quotes at least two Romney aides, as reported in the article below. The article also links to the orginal Time article. I remember at the time, after all the news reports of his aides attacking Sarah Palin, Romney, I think by twitter, denied that he told or sanctioned his aides to say the mocking, insulting things they did about Palin. I hope he was sincere but it was a very half-hearted response.

This is the same person (Romney) who assaulted an unpopular boy at school for the express purpose of humiliating him. He admitted to it recently and excused his own behaviour as being young at the time. I admire his family and many things about him, but I see his treatment of Palin and that boy at school and I wonder.

palin/http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/gloves-coming-off-as-romney-aide-attacks-palin/

Also, if anyone needs any proof that the Palin attackers (they say they´re Republicans) do indeed hate and despise Sarah Palin for having the nerve to exist, simply search this site with the keywords of their screen names and you shall see their nastiness in all their glory. Enjoy!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/12/2014 12:31:54 PM     (No. 9689305)

#37, Sarah Palin is an expert in energy issues as anyone knows who has researched her background and record.

On a related note, she was inspired to get into politics in the first place because of the negligence of Exxon in the huge oil spill tainting the waters off Alaska years ago. And years after that, she won a suit Exxon brought against her state when she was governor and told them to use their lease or lose it. They threatened to sue, she said go ahead, and she won. This is a lady who deserves our praise and support, not mocking. Nobody has to be a fan or love her, but she does not deserve the unrelenting attacks.

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

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

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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

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

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

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

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

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

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this


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