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New York Finds High Taxes
Send State´s Wealthy Fleeing

Investor´s Business Daily, by Stephen Moore

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/23/2014 8:09:20 PM

If there is anything New York doesn´t need it´s more reasons for Empire State residents to flee. Over the last decade (2001-11) New York´s population fell by 1.6 million. Many disgruntled New Yorkers said enough, packed up and left the state. This was a larger population drain than suffered by any other state. Congratulations. That´s why Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo´s declaration that "extreme conservatives ... have no place in the state of New York" was so dumbfounding. Is it just me or does it seem like only yesterday that "progressives" like Mr. Cuomo were lecturing us about embracing "diversity"? As they say in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/23/2014 8:18:33 PM     (No. 9703275)

Wait until summer when kids are out of school and there is a mass exit of conservatives and their tax money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/23/2014 8:31:31 PM     (No. 9703291)

I hope it happens in droves. What better way to show the rest of the country what happens when those who work flee to no tax states and there is no money to support the takers!

God Bless America!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 1/23/2014 8:39:46 PM     (No. 9703301)

If you decide to move to a rural free state, please keep a couple things in mind. 1. We do not worship government services. We would rather do for ourselves and keep our money as much as possible.
2. We dont care what the laws were where you came from. We like our laws. You moved here. Accept them or leave. We do not want to become New York. NOTHING they do there is applicable here.
3. If you decide to get a concealed carry permit, thats nice. Keep in mind the gun does not make you Joe Pesci or Wyatt Earp. Also keep in mind that everyone else has a gun too.
4. Your accent makes everthing you say sound like a threat. Get used to that reaction from people.

The Kalifornians ruined much of the west when they fled. Please dont do that to the east.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/23/2014 8:54:51 PM     (No. 9703324)

I left Upstate New York for Georgia in 2000. I owned a house valued at 90,000 and paid 4,000 in property taxes annually. (and that was with military exemptions. In addition, I paid state and city income taxes. When I sold the house for 100,000K, the house was re-appraised and the taxes went up to 6,000 annually.

I moved to Georgia where I bought a house valued at 150,000. My taxes went up this year from 1,100 per year to 1,180 per year this year.

When I lived in New York, I put out approximately 1,200 per year in toll road fees. There are no toll roads where I live now.

When I lived in New York a carton of cigarettes cost $50.00....in 2000. A carton of cigarettes cost $30 in Georgia at that time.

Gasoline in Georgia costs 25 or more cents a less per gallon than in New York.

I could go on.....suffice it to say, as a lower middle income wage earner in New York, over 45% of my income went to federal and state income taxes, property taxes and sales taxes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 1/23/2014 10:17:41 PM     (No. 9703426)

Just remember NYers don´t take your liberal voting patterns with you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/23/2014 11:03:53 PM     (No. 9703475)

Yep, Cuomo and deBlasio will soon find out just how many left-wing, abortion loving, liberals love paying exhorbitantly high taxes.

NYC will be just like that abandoned ship floating around in the Atlantic with only cannibal rats on board, eating each other to remain alive.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/24/2014 2:24:44 AM     (No. 9703586)

DemocRAT politicians love higher taxes. It is like Crack to them, they can´t get enough.
Congratulations to anyone smart enough to leave NY State. Rush paved the way and set a good example when he moved to sunny Florida.
NY State lost millions in taxes when Rush moved, ha ha.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 1/24/2014 7:06:19 AM     (No. 9703690)

Christians flee New York State. Evil abounds there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/24/2014 7:11:44 AM     (No. 9703698)

DeBlasio doubled down on Cuomo´s remarks. All my life I have wanted to visit New York City. There´s so much history and beauty there. This summer, I thought I would save up and go, but no more. I don´t want any money going to those who hold me in contempt. There is plenty of history and beauty in Kentucky and I will spend my money here.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 1/24/2014 7:14:23 AM     (No. 9703702)

RE-read # 3, I ´escaped´ commie NY 20 yrs ago, we saw what was coming and it has only gotten worse. If you missed the Fox show with Rick Scott, find it on their website, our unemployed dropped from over 11 % to a little over 6, since he brought business into the state.
http://video.foxnews.com/v/3098620411001/americans-fleeing-blue-states-for-red-states/#sp=show-clips
But leave your lib views north of the Mason Dixon

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Reply 11 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/24/2014 7:14:55 AM     (No. 9703706)

Blue states like NY and CA are in effect. "tax slave states." If you decide to live there, you are in essence agreeing to be a worker drone for the government. All your income are belong to us...and we´ll decide how much you can keep. And we´ll continually tell you how greedy you are for not wanting to share even more of it with those we the state think need it more than you do.

And yes, we think you are the one who´s "extreme," you silly worker drone you.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/24/2014 7:21:19 AM     (No. 9703715)

Comme en France.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/24/2014 7:31:32 AM     (No. 9703737)

A totally unexpected bonus for Cuomo and deBlasio, I´m sure. Now they can show all of us conservative dupes how the perfect socialist utopia is supposed to function.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: privateer, 1/24/2014 7:35:39 AM     (No. 9703738)

6 beats dozens of us to the inevitable, spot-on comparison to Rat-Ship. De Blasio is destined for a lifetime as a figure of fun.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/24/2014 7:52:18 AM     (No. 9703766)

Exactly #3. Look what happened to Kolorado. Kalifornians moved in in droves, brought their liberal ideas, and took over. Beware! Take a good look at what Kolorado has become.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/24/2014 8:00:20 AM     (No. 9703779)

Dumbbells are a lot, and I mean a lot, more numerous in this state (NYS) than the dumbfounded. I can´t wait to get out. I´m certain that this greasy looking cretin (Status Cuomo) will get reelected by a landslide.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 1/24/2014 8:01:28 AM     (No. 9703781)

It appears New Yorkers who are leaving have more sense than Californians, who seem to think that raising their taxes has an end point.

Remind me again why people live in New York except for the food trucks.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lilo, 1/24/2014 8:09:33 AM     (No. 9703791)

Personally, I think the rest of the state should secede from NYC. That seems to be where all the issues and lofos are.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/24/2014 8:09:44 AM     (No. 9703794)

As I have stated before, we Conservatives ARE NOT fleeing NY. We are staying and fighting. Cuomo is toast, Deblasio will take a bit more considering where he is entrenched.

For all you posters who are tripping over yourselves to take a few shots at us in NY, let me ask you something. Do you consider yourself a conservative? I mean a fight for your rights conservative?

If you say yes, then knock off the insults and help us take this state back. If you say no, just keep resting easy in your deep red state. Someone else will do the heavy lifting for you....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/24/2014 8:16:37 AM     (No. 9703802)

Unfortunately, the effect of yankees coming south is the turning once VA NC FL from solid Red to purple at best, many bring their liberal voting patterns with them. Same thing is happening in the west with California´s evacuation to the Mountain states i.g Colorado.


So please if you leave NY remember why you left.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NancyD, 1/24/2014 8:20:12 AM     (No. 9703811)

I would love to see the entire financial district move out of NYC and go to a financial friendly state.

Dare to dream...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/24/2014 8:31:57 AM     (No. 9703824)

To all liberals, democrats and progressives everywhere: Please do not come to red states with the intention of changing them. Your money and your ideology are unwelcome. You made your home states unlivable with your progressive policies and never ending tax increases. You ruined your schools. Your cities are crime ridden. Your philosophy of life does not sit well with traditional Americans. Stay right where you are and enjoy the life you have created. Your loud mouth incessant whining and increasing outrageous demands are unwelcome. We will return the favor and leave you alone. There are plenty of beautiful places in this country for us to spend our money where we are warmly welcomed.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: gone2pot, 1/24/2014 8:47:15 AM     (No. 9703850)

Please move to Wyoming and not to Texas. We don´t need more people who text while they drive on the Central Expressway and the North Dallas Tollway.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CEP, 1/24/2014 8:56:31 AM     (No. 9703868)

Wasn´t there a movie "Escape from New York"?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Jloophole, 1/24/2014 9:01:12 AM     (No. 9703876)



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Reply 26 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/24/2014 9:10:43 AM     (No. 9703890)

Here in The Villages in Florida, I see New York license plates the most. I always look closely, because New York license plates look an awful lot like Michigan license plates, where I came from. It´s too bad that both states (heavily unionized) squandered the good will of their people by trying to confiscate the earnings of those who worked hard. Both states have little to show for all that confiscated wealth.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/24/2014 9:16:04 AM     (No. 9703900)

I left 42 years ago - under the original Rockefeller Republican regime. I dont know who Governor Greaseball is talking about because anyone who believes in private property or the sanctity of unborn life left his crappy state a long time ago.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 1/24/2014 9:22:18 AM     (No. 9703908)

We live in the People´s Republic of East Hampton, NY. Our Republican party leaders are John Boehner in training. We conservatives are being purged out of the Republican party. We can try to fight all we can, but I beg to differ with my fellow NY poster above, NYS is the Alamo. Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie and Colonel Travers fought courageously but in the end, they were overwhelmed by the enemy. I fear we conservatives are in the same place in NY. Unfortunately Cuomo is not toast. If it wasn´t for DeBlasio doubling down on Andy´s remarks, the local stations were not addressing them. We have been talking about leaving NY, but it is always hard to leave your home. But, with Cuomo´s remarks, we are getting in gear. Cuomo and DeBlasio are so out of control, it appears they don´t care about losing population. In 1953 NYS had 45 congressional seats. Today that number is 27 the same as it was in 1813. Our fear, however, is moving to a red state that gets overwhelmed by Libs and turns blue.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Arby, 1/24/2014 9:45:37 AM     (No. 9703959)

To those fleeing New York: welcome back to reality and to the real country. Let those sniveling little liberals turn New York into Detroit. The future is in the heartland and the south. The happiest day of my life came when I left the east coast and returned to the midwest. People took their hands out of my pockets and greeted me instead.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: droopydog, 1/24/2014 9:59:21 AM     (No. 9703990)

Apart from living in NY, I would visit the city from time to time. As long as Cuomo and DeBlasio are spouting their nonsense, my tourist dollars will go elsewhere.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: djcdjc, 1/24/2014 10:02:50 AM     (No. 9703996)

No global warming conservatives......brrrrr.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/24/2014 10:03:41 AM     (No. 9703998)

I hear ya #28. Believe me, I also get the "Alamo" reference, for it can surely feel like that. I am at the other end of the state, commonly refered to by NYC´ers as Canada (lol).

We have fought for a few years here and finally have a Republican majority at the municipal and county level. Also have a Repub in the statehouse and congress. It CAN be done. We are slowly creeping towards Albany.

My earlier rant was more directed at those who take delight in insulting others struggles, not those who choose to try and change it for the good. Sure, its gonna be an extremely uphill battle, but so was the Alamo. I guess if you´re gonna be remembered for something, make it a good.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 1/24/2014 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9704010)

I took Cuomo´s encouragement for conservatives to leave the state as a clear indication that conservatives should not come spend their vacation money in your state as well.

Of course when conservatives take their tax revenues and their businesses that provide jobs away from New York, New York City will soon devolve into the unemployed violent mess that it was when Rudy cleaned it up, and no one will want to visit.

When 9/11 took out so much of the financial industry, they moved much of it to North Carolina. Perhaps other industries should look outside the box at this huge country of America with plenty of tax incentives for your industry. I know that Texas, Florida and Louisiana are high on the list.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: starboard, 1/24/2014 10:31:34 AM     (No. 9704034)

I´m a NYC lover for many reasons. I grew up there and happy to have moved away early in life. However I still love it and like to visit. Therefore I get upset when I hear this type of stupidity come from the fools who are running this great city and state.

Cuomo you just bought New York state residents a big tax hike who will be stuck with all the bills of running your state after conservatives flee. Those who remain will pay he price for his political bigotry.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/24/2014 10:48:05 AM     (No. 9704055)

Greed filled non productive, tax sucking governments
Attack productivity and wealth, steal as much wealth as is inhumanly possible to steal. Two monsters who plunder the most are fascist governors of two otherwise perfect states to live in Herr Brown in California and Commissar Cuomo in New York. Both of these union controlled dictators are doing their utmost to drive wealth and productivity out of the states they are allowed to control. It´s tragic to see the destruction in action.
Cuomo, even Mussolini-like, telling certain people to LEAVE the state. Brown, heroically out on the streets, GIVING illiterate! illegal, fellow Catholic aliens, the unearned privilege to have a drivers license (thus giving these illiterates the "right"to vote Catholic (socialist).
It is so cruel an offense that it is reported by nobody.

So, California and New York politicians both in a race with another would be dictator, Lord Barry, all in a race to destroy what they govern. ...... With the help and violent force of every greedy politician in America.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/24/2014 11:02:24 AM     (No. 9704074)

I will do all I can to help Goobernor Cuomo. I will not travel to New York. I’m not wanted or welcome there. I will not spend one nickel in that state. After all, my money is dirty money. Wouldn´t want to pollute the pure fascist environment with tainted hard earned cash. And any hard working conservatives in New York, you are most welcome to join us in our back woods, knuckle dragging state of Arkansas. We aren’t pure like New York fascist, but we have low taxes, a balanced state budget and growth opportunities in energy, retail, food processing and transportation like you wouldn’t believe. We want hard working folks to grow our state.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: snowcloud, 1/24/2014 11:04:58 AM     (No. 9704077)

While his father Mario was running for NYC mayor against Ed Koch in 1977, it was Andrew Cuomo himself who said, "Vote for Cuomo, Not the homo." I am betting Andrew hopes people have short memories.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/24/2014 11:22:29 AM     (No. 9704101)

I see the Yankees have just signed a new pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka to a 7-year contract worth $155 million.

I wonder if Tanaka´s agent has explained to him that more than $90 million of this will be paid out in taxes?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/24/2014 11:27:40 AM     (No. 9704116)

Is it just me or does it seem like only yesterday that "progressives" like Mr. Cuomo were lecturing us about embracing "diversity"?

You´re misunderstanding one of Progressivism´s unwritten rules: "Embracing Diversity" means having to hug and kiss on all minority elements in society, no matter how unproductive they are, and all you white people who actually produce things, you shut up and sit down...especially if you´re a white male. No society that "embraced diversity" ever produced anything of lasting greatness.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/24/2014 11:31:21 AM     (No. 9704124)

Goose.

Golden Egg.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/24/2014 11:59:47 AM     (No. 9704157)

I have had some opportunities to visit NY and NYC, but deliberately avoided it. Simply stated, I didn´t want to taint myself and my family with what hey have up there. The overwhelming NYers that I have had any dealing with simply believe that civilization ends at the state line. And that all southerners are inbred red necks that didn´t even know what shoes were until they joined the military. As such, I avoid that part of the country like the plague. I´m quite satisfied where I´m at. Mississippi.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/24/2014 12:03:10 PM     (No. 9704161)

Hey Andy, not to many years ago the Nazi´s thought that Jews had no place in Germany. Got diversity? Got tolerance? Got liberty and freedom for all men? Or have you got racism, hate, intolerance, narrow mindedness, discrimination and bigotry? Yeah, that´s what I thought.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Pam Torson, 1/24/2014 1:46:39 PM     (No. 9704330)

So went Detroit...

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/24/2014 3:50:38 PM     (No. 9704479)

An ugly guber expressing ugly thoughts.

Results sure to be very ugly.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/24/2014 3:51:08 PM     (No. 9704481)

Yep, I give New York 3 years, and New York City 2 years and they will be broke.

The city and the state will be in Bankruptcy and who will care? Long live Detroit, the battle cry of Cuomo and De Blahdizieo.

No more theatre, visits or anything else New York for my family.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: LadyVet, 1/24/2014 4:50:19 PM     (No. 9704533)

Bravo #19, #22. Politics is a game of territory. Keep advancing.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Conradca, 1/24/2014 5:45:32 PM     (No. 9704590)

The progressive fascist only care about power. They are happy to run huge deficits if all opposition flees the state.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Aria, 1/24/2014 6:02:29 PM     (No. 9704602)

#2

Well the rat state government can always cut a deal with the rat federal government to force us all to pay for a bailout. Can´t you just hear the caterwauling? It´s New York! This country can´t allow a world class city like NY to go bankrupt - it would be un-patriotic - who but the knuckle dragging conservatives would oppose this?

I can hear Schumer, et al now.

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mean comments and ´cyberstalking´
gave her an illness usually suffered
by WAR VETERANS
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Sara Malm    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 3:33:28 PM     Post Reply
A Washington woman has come under fire over claims her PTSD caused by online harassment and Twitter trolls is equal to that of military veterans. Melody Hensley was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 16 months ago following online abuse, which she says is the result of her being an outspoken feminist and atheist. She caused upset to many military veterans and their families and friends when she claimed her PTSD from Twitter trolls was as bad as mental anguish suffered by those who do active duty. Ms Hensley, head of an organisation promoting secular ideas, has suffered from PTSD for more than

GOP fears executive
order on biometric guns
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Ramsey Cox    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 3:29:18 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is warning the Obama administration to not issue an executive order requiring that all new guns be made with biometric technology, such as finger-print recognition or bracelets. Cornyn raised the issue in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, who in testimony earlier this month highlighted biometric bracelets and fingerprint identification as a safety issue. “Your testimony has raised serious concerns for my constituents given President Obama’s track-record of acting beyond the scope of his legal authority and your hostility to the individual right to self-defense under the Second Amendment,” Cornyn wrote. “Is the Obama administration currently exploring

Al Gore on Climate Change: ´We
Are Going to Win This Thing´
Honolulu Civil Beat (Hawaii), by Chad Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 3:27:37 PM     Post Reply
The man who was almost president graced Honolulu with his presence Tuesday and walked us through a "seminar of sustainability." By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller and a Southern preacher, Al Gore fired up an audience of thousands at the Stan Sheriff Center to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it´s possible only if each of us does our part. "Ultimately, we are going to win this thing," he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause. He also managed to repeatedly gush over fellow Democrats Neil Abercrombie and Brian Schatz, who

Dozens of Widows Dropped from Health
Care Due to Obamacare in Alabama
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 3:22:15 PM     Post Reply
Over two dozen widows in Alabama were dropped from their health care plans due to Obamacare, WHNT reports: "More than two dozen widows who were married to retired Madison county employees, lost their health insurance coverage earlier this year. And now one commissioner says it´s time to give it back to them. The change was sparked by the new federal health care law, but whether or not coverage can actually be restored really isn´t clear," said the anchor. Says the reporter, "Madison county commissioner Roger Jones says no one realized just how much the new federal health care law would change



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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

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

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

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

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

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'

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

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
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

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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