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NFL reportedly considering
proposal to eliminate extra points

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/21/2014 8:17:44 AM

The NFL is reportedly considering abolishing the extra point after touchdowns as part of its scoring system. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network on Monday that the league´s Competition Committee is looking at proposals that would end extra point kicks after touchdowns in favor of a revised scoring system. "The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell told the network. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it´s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play." "There´s one proposal in particular that I´ve

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This is nutty. The extra point play is an ´exclamation point´ on a TD, and gives both teams a brief breather before the kickoff. And the occasional missed extra point can alter the course of the game.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 8:29:19 AM     (No. 9699741)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 1/21/2014 8:29:26 AM     (No. 9699742)

The only change I could agree with would be for more cheerleaders. They should twerk after every scrimmage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mazeman, 1/21/2014 8:30:48 AM     (No. 9699744)



Well at least they´d keep the two point conversion which is one of the most exciting plays in Football.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 8:31:31 AM     (No. 9699747)

I STG that this site is becoming harder and harder to navigate. But anyway, here is what I meant to say:
Leave the scoring rules alone ,Roger. Spend your time and energy fighting off the NancyBoys that are trying to put you out of business.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 1/21/2014 8:45:46 AM     (No. 9699769)

Better yet get rid of the media and injury time outs. That would speed things up. There is actually less than 7 mins of playing time in a 3+ hour game,

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Reply 6 - Posted by: luke21, 1/21/2014 8:52:05 AM     (No. 9699777)

The NFL gets crappier every year. Plus their cheerleaders are dressed like plumbers as often as not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: K620, 1/21/2014 8:55:31 AM     (No. 9699786)

#4, re the preamble to your comment: I agree, this site has become very slow and very difficult to navigate. It´s my favorite site, but it´s become incredibly irksome. Only my love of lucianne.com and my fellow L-dotters keeps me coming back. (Glad to hear I´m not the only one experiencing this).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: avikingman, 1/21/2014 8:56:13 AM     (No. 9699790)

Leave the game alone.
You´ve already screwed it up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 1/21/2014 9:01:56 AM     (No. 9699804)

If excitement is what you want then substitute tigers for the opposing team on extra points. Make the kick or the tiger eats you. Unless you have a 16 ton weight ready to spring.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 1/21/2014 9:10:35 AM     (No. 9699816)

Move the extra point out to the 40 yard line.

Also, raise the NBA basket height to 12 feet.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: vhs68, 1/21/2014 9:15:21 AM     (No. 9699825)

The NFL will be Flag-Football in less than 10 years!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tennisbum, 1/21/2014 9:27:35 AM     (No. 9699840)

My favorite site also....but navigation is an issue. Maybe it´s the ads...don´t know. If all of the pages load when we click on Lucianne.com seems like that slows everything down. Perhaps make the site so that 1-2 pages load initially and then you can elect to load additional pages.

At the bottom of my computer screen, there is always a "transferring data", or "waiting for doubleclick", "waiting for advertising".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: envirodude, 1/21/2014 9:27:46 AM     (No. 9699841)

How will the NFL and TV get their extra money from the commercials?

TD
commercial
Official´s review
commercial
Extra Point
commercial
kickoff
commercial


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 1/21/2014 9:28:25 AM     (No. 9699842)

Let the thugs have a shootout in the end zone, 1 full clip each, shoot while running around with their pants around their knees.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/21/2014 9:36:23 AM     (No. 9699853)

I wish they would eliminate the incessant Official Reviews. There are officials on the field and they do make mistakes, but that is part of the game and it happens to both teams.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 1/21/2014 9:40:25 AM     (No. 9699855)

I´m with #10: If it´s too easy, then move the spot of the kick back. The spot of the kick could be varied to match the level of the players - darn close for peewee, close for high school, far for college, and in another zip code for professional.

Make it far enough out that only about half the kicks make it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/21/2014 9:43:00 AM     (No. 9699858)

1) This is a stupid idea "automatic 7 points"... push the ball back to the 40 yard line, and allow the defense to do whatever it takes to block the kick. Stepping up over each other is a penalty? That´s stupid. You want excitement? Make the PAT an actual challenge.

2) The play clock should be returned to 25 seconds. 40 seconds is a joke and. Think about it: if each team runs 75 plays for a total of 150, and each team used the entire 40 seconds, that´s 10 full minutes of nothing in every game. You want excitement? Make the game more exciting than waiting around for something to happen.

3) Use a running clock in every game. This is a rugby methodology. Let´s see who can REALLY manage the game and perform when the pressure´s on without 3 timeouts per half, plus another for a ´2 minute warning´, plus a bunch more for television commercials. If you have injury time, the referee will manage the extra time tacked on at the end. Of course, this means no more 3 hour marathons for a 60 minute game in which an actual 32 minutes of football are actually played. One more word on the ´2 minute warning´ business: it´s a joke to stop play, allow teams to strategize, simply under the guise of telling everyone "Hey, only 2 minutes left, OK?" What a joke. Who doesn´t know that? The score boards and game clocks are the size of small houses.

Of course, #3 will never be implemented, and we all know why $$$$$$. But the wussification of the game will continue.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/21/2014 9:45:37 AM     (No. 9699863)

Bad math: that would be 100 minutes of nothing in each game.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nosillod, 1/21/2014 10:04:47 AM     (No. 9699887)

Sorry for being off topic, but I too was experiencing slow response on Lucianne.com. I decided to try to use Firefox instead of Chrome as my browser and things went back to normal. I also have an addon called no-script on Firefox that may be helping.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/21/2014 10:14:02 AM     (No. 9699899)

The extra points have become almost automatic because you have so many rules stopping effective blocking. While you´re at it, fine harbaugh for unnecessarily using time-outs for no tactical advantage- like when he´s already lost.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: F16 guy, 1/21/2014 10:14:34 AM     (No. 9699900)

Have goal posts that can be vary the width of the uprights.

20 yd kicks get a lot narrower target than one at 40 yds, etc.

The fact is, an extra point failure rate of .0004% means the play is just wasting time.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grady, 1/21/2014 10:14:53 AM     (No. 9699901)

Just give trophies to everyone and don´t keep score.
"Suits" screwing things up ...again.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MarkTwain, 1/21/2014 10:20:25 AM     (No. 9699915)

C´mon Roger, you can do better than that! Time to pander to your core demographic.

Keep the extra point, but substitute each teams´ cheerleaders for that play.

This´ll put some excitement back in the game! Slo-mo high def eye candy replays FTW!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/21/2014 10:22:01 AM     (No. 9699919)

"Eliminate" extra points, Mr. Goodell?..How about "eliminating" the convicted felons from the team rosters instead?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: yuban, 1/21/2014 10:30:09 AM     (No. 9699933)

I watched the NFL when it was man vs man. I stopped watching it when it became thug vs thug.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/21/2014 10:33:07 AM     (No. 9699942)

Make the extra point a 2 point attempt at a run/pass...get rid of the kick...or give the scoring team the option to kick from the 40 yard line for 3 points...

Make the game more challenging not more automatic.

Losing interest here...

Game:

Team 1 vs. team 2...

Kickoff (good), runback, (good).

First play, 22 gorilla´s line up, hike, crash, grab/hold etc. Run or pass..Whoopee, nothing happens.

Second Play, see play 1...
Third Play, see play 1...
Fourth Play, kick...

Other team gets the ball..

Repeat play sequence above.

Oh, sometimes it actually gets exciting when a runner/passer makes a great play.

(Everywatch paint dry or a barber chair go up and down?)

How about eleminating all the pads and make them wear unreinforced leather helmets...no more injuries...

And all tackles must be made by grabbing the other player not crashing into them to injure them...



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Reply 27 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/21/2014 10:35:43 AM     (No. 9699948)

The NFL has lost me forever. The players are arrogant thugs, and after Sherman´s ugly and very un-called-for rant against Crabtree was the last straw. I do not want my children to see such arrogant and ugly behavior. Sherman can barely speak the English language, and he is the epitome of these overpaid creeps. What happened to humility? And to hear so many commentators say Sherman did nothing wrong is troubling indeed.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/21/2014 10:45:29 AM     (No. 9699962)

#23´s idea about the cheerleaders hits home...you only get to see them in short snippets and the gorilla´s most of the time.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/21/2014 11:01:39 AM     (No. 9699990)

I´ll tell you what to eliminate

Roger Goodell

He´s a disaster. Always fiddling with the Game. GET RID OF GOODELL

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Reply 30 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/21/2014 11:02:56 AM     (No. 9699992)

Here`s an idea. How about ending a tie game? How ridiculous is a tie game? If nobody scores in the 5th quarter, then have a sudden death field goal kickoff. Have each teams kicker kick from the 40 yard line. If both make it, back up to the 45 yd line. Keep going until someone misses. The last kicker to make the farthest field goal wins the game.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Morris Wanchuk, 1/21/2014 11:13:07 AM     (No. 9700008)

This is just a chattering point meant to crowd out discussion of head injuries and concussion.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/21/2014 11:36:32 AM     (No. 9700031)

How about they roll dice before the kick to determine the points at stake?

Then let them try a bicycle kick (back to the goal) to double it.

Unless it´s Tuesday, then if the kicking team comes on the field naked, that´s a Royal Fizbin, and they all line up facing the opposite goal and they can try to center the ball through the goal from the ten yard line, and if they make it they can eliminate one player from the opposite team. Unless his name is Earl.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: rael, 1/21/2014 11:50:54 AM     (No. 9700050)

This guy really HATES football. I´ve watched maybe ten games this year (down from over 4 or more per week last year) because I´m tired of all of the crap changes to a game I used to love.

How did this guy get to be commissioner? Another year or two and NO ONE will be watching anymore and the game will be DEAD. Fans are leaving in droves because of all of his stupid ideas! He´s the Obama of Pro Football.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Caveman, 1/21/2014 12:01:08 PM     (No. 9700061)

Make it more like Hockey and have power plays!
Anyone who spends 3 hours of their life watching, then 20 hours yakking about it to their friends and coworkers, need to rethink their priorities in life.
Spend that time teaching someone to read.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: K620, 1/21/2014 12:17:18 PM     (No. 9700080)

Please forgive the double post, but I must give kudos ti #19. Thank you! I just installed Firefox, and what an improvement!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/21/2014 12:35:07 PM     (No. 9700093)

Why don´t they reduce the number of players on the team that´s ahead in points. And maybe allow one mulligan per quarter.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 1:15:40 PM     (No. 9700138)

Excuse the 2nd - Thanks to those that posted about their navigation troubles.Glad to know it´s not just me. And thanks for the Firefox tip . Should have saved the money I gave the Geek Squad last week which didn´t make any difference in here, my favorite site.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/21/2014 2:05:58 PM     (No. 9700173)

I also recommend Firefox. I´m on satellite and have a bandwidth cap. My computer never stopped loading and I was using bandwidth like Obama spending money. Its the ads that never stop loading. I think the problem started when ads started being videos that automatically play.

A fellow Ldotter recommended Firefox and this site has worked beautifully since, with none of the annoying ads.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: absalom, 1/21/2014 2:07:51 PM     (No. 9700176)

Suggestion to several:
Replace Internet Explorer w/Google Chrome.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JustCause, 1/21/2014 2:23:53 PM     (No. 9700191)

Cut the Play Clock in half. I like the idea of kicking the PAT from the 40 yard line.

I Tivo the game and start watching it a half hour after it starts. Fast forward through the commercials and half time, announcer cameo, talking with the players, etc. Stop it when I want, replenish the bowl of popcorn, etc.

I´m usually caught up with the end of the game, by the end of the game.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: avogadra, 1/21/2014 2:31:30 PM     (No. 9700199)

I´ve been using Firefox. The problem is, I keep getting extra tabs that tell me I need to update my browser. I can´t get through an article here without having these appear and put me on the browser update tab several times. If I leave the computer and forget to close the page, when I come back there will be a whole row of the extra tabs.

Yup. The process has happened four times as I am trying to post. By the way, I do contribute annually to the Feed the Beast fund, so I´m aware that this site costs money to run. I don´t object to ads, just to ads that are extremely intrusive.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mazeman, 1/21/2014 2:35:57 PM     (No. 9700202)

If Lucianne is interested in increasing their traffic, they need to have someone improve the code on this site. I´ve had it bog down various web browsers and operating systems. New users shouldn´t have to know a "secret" work-around (Firefox with add-on) to enjoy it. I´m sure many have discovered this wonderful site only to be turned off by its unresponsiveness.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/21/2014 3:02:30 PM     (No. 9700227)

Sports, or an aspect of a sport, may become almost automatic or meaningless. At that point changes should be considered. What will depend upon your idea of what the sport should do.

We are not dealing with Gospels or the Rules of the Cosmos. Gaia will manage somehow.

Sports rules have always been adjusted. College, high school, and professional sports are not identical now.



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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/21/2014 3:23:05 PM     (No. 9700244)

Just move the ball back about 30 yards to make it more challenging. Little mentioned are the muffed snaps and touchdowns that result. Also, the 2 point conversion comes from the extra-point attempt and is part of the strategy. Horrible idea. Just ban the stupid Afro-dances in the end-zone first.

I do wish the NBA would ban dunking and enforce "traveling" once again. All those "wow" dunks are preceeded by 3-5 steps while holding the ball. They refs rarely call it.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 1/21/2014 10:46:57 PM     (No. 9700643)

The game draws fans in the tens of millions and some fool wants to tweak it? Good grief.

Leave it alone. Leave it ALONE. LEAVE IT ALONE.

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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

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

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

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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