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When Will the Backlash Occur?
Fox News, by Scott W. Atlas, MD

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/16/2014 4:37:25 AM

Americans watching the Affordable Care Act’s implementation are witnessing a government policy debacle that is as large as any in memory. It is hard to imagine a more vivid demonstration of the ruinous consequences of government stepping into a market in which it doesn’t belong. And, sadly, what we are seeing now is only the beginning of the policy’s failure. In its most updated assessment of the ACA, the government’s own Congressional Budget Office caught the Democrats flat-footed by projecting that the law is severely flawed on a number of fronts, matching in many ways what the ACA opponents clearly

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 2/16/2014 5:33:45 AM     (No. 9734353)

Amen brother!! De backlash be comin´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/16/2014 5:51:36 AM     (No. 9734359)

Maybe not. Peelousy´s PAC supporting some lying demonrat is advertising how awful the law is. This is nothing but lies to get a demonrat elected. How many will fall for the lies?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimcar, 2/16/2014 5:57:47 AM     (No. 9734363)

Enough with this Afordable Care Act. Call it what it is OBAMA CARE

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mazeman, 2/16/2014 7:02:30 AM     (No. 9734400)

Or "Democrat Healthcare".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby, 2/16/2014 7:47:06 AM     (No. 9734438)

I´m not sure there will be a backlash until the Democrats, lead by Mayor Bloomberg, and the msm declare guns as a health risk under obmamcare and therefore in need of confiscation. Only then am I certain of a backlash which could get bloody. We´ll find out this November whether this country will continue as founded or become a socialist, statist, Constitution violating, big teat for anyone who doesn´t want to work country. We have entered in George Orwell territory with the Democrats coming up with Orwellian words like "job lock". The only recent encouragement was in Connecticut where "as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents were registered." this means thousands of Connecticut gun owners were committing Class D felonies on January 1. Estimates for the number of owners of "assault weapons" in this position range between 20,000 and 100,000. Molon Labe lives!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Right Republican, 2/16/2014 8:02:30 AM     (No. 9734448)

I´ve repeated this a hundred times across a hundred forums over the last five years. No backlash against anything Obama does will ever occur. To criticize Obama, to blame him for his failures, to hold him accountable for his decisions, would only reinforce the stereotype of black men as incompetent imbeciles, consummate criminals, dastardly druggies, lying liars. That´s not what people backed him for. He is the Obamessiah, Da Won, the Hope and Change. He cannot be allowed to fail. As the article´s author says, belief in Obama is blackwhite. For Obamabots to acknowledge his incompetencies would be to admit that they were wrong about him, themselves, and their pipe dream of a transcendent "black" man (the mere fact that he´s half-white seems not to diminish their fantasy) who saves the nation by transcending race to wash away the wounds of white guilt, subdue the sins of slavery, and reverse the ravages of racism. As with the the socialist, plagiarizing, adulterer MLK, Obama will still get his monument in Washington, D.C. and he will still be hailed (heiled?) as one of the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) American presidents, even when million end up dying from his legacy of a screwed-up, ruined, wasteful, unfair, unmanageable government-controlled "healthcare" system that will never be affordable and will end up providing little or no care.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 2/16/2014 8:02:32 AM     (No. 9734449)

I liked the explanation of the Orwellian term "blackwhite", as in believing black is white. A good name for the choomster Blackwhite Obama. Everything he says is the opposite of the truth.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Really?, 2/16/2014 8:23:24 AM     (No. 9734474)

Great....now these people who have lost their jobs can spend more time with their starving families.....what kind of spin is THAT ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/16/2014 8:34:34 AM     (No. 9734489)

While #6 makes some great points, I am not so sure Americans will consider the current debacle as the new norm. Just wondering what will be the tipping point to mass public unrest.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gone2pot, 2/16/2014 8:42:15 AM     (No. 9734501)

Common sense and independent thought are fundamental to the American psyche, so when the facts become clear, Americans typically see the truth.

If that were true, Romney would be president.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/16/2014 9:03:01 AM     (No. 9734523)

Perfect ´headline´. I´ve been in backlash mode for a long time now. Surely something big will happen, but when….WHEN?

Your hilarious caption underneath this headline says it all. Most of us don´t need any more macrame, pottery, homemade ornaments, yard decorations and, yes, poems. Maybe more people will go into shoe repair, since nobody will have the money to buy new shoes. Some may start schools instructing the public in general "how to drive safely on bald tires."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/16/2014 9:15:39 AM     (No. 9734542)

When they can´t afford their smart phones, it will allow them to talk to each other in person.

When the cable is shut off, it will give them more reading time.

When the food budget runs out, they will discover food pantries and soup kitchens plus they will meet diverse new friends.

When they don´t have the gas money, they will be able to get exercize by walking.

Those hidden benifits to zerocare will just keep on coming.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/16/2014 9:27:45 AM     (No. 9734565)

Would like to repeat what I have said on this site before. The man calling himself Barak Hussein 0bama has not deceived a single person in his entire life that did not want to be deceived in the first place. From his white ´grandmother´ down.
If there was to be back lash in the usual political sense as we understand it, there was plenty of fuel at hand in 2012. But it didn´t happen. Yes there could be backlash but it will be directed at Republicans in form of racism, obstructionism, war on women what have you. And stupid RINOs will willingly pick up the blame calling it the ´law of the land´.
We live in different times with different rules brought about by forces whose play tool is the Kenyan. The first step out of this is to clearly understand what we are facing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/16/2014 9:38:44 AM     (No. 9734578)

AMEN #10!!! America had the chance to elect an extremely qualified man with proven successful experience in matters economic, but he wasn´t good enough for most. Zerocare, or ACA, or whatever you want to call it, would now be in our rear view. Man, doesn´t that sound good, but not meant to be. We saw in 2012 what the backlash will probably resemble in 2014. Count me as not very hopeful.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Stryker714, 2/16/2014 9:39:12 AM     (No. 9734580)

It seems many less informed Americans don´t seem to be bothered by being victims of beaten wife syndrome, in terms of freedom, finances. Nonetheless any backlash probably will happen when Obama issues yet another EO to confiscate guns, which will be necessary if he decides to remain in office after 2016. The DC commies are using NY and CT for alpha testing the concept. Obama is somewhat worried about patriots coming after him-no one is a bigger wuss than he, so he is trying his best behind the scenes to marshall enough forces to counter any uprising. He has a considerable task, considering there are 311 million American citizens he will have to dominate. A socialist fed gov, installed by a coup, will not, can not allow any gun ownership. This will be the trigger of the revolution, uprising. They are preparing as evidenced by the huge ammunition stockpiles they are creating. Don´t believe any spin why they are doing this.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: happy conservative, 2/16/2014 9:58:27 AM     (No. 9734607)



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/16/2014 9:58:40 AM     (No. 9734608)

It was and is CRITICAL to dismantle the Tea Party. Only a large group of ´Voters´ can reverse this disaster without extreme violence. Having crushed this popular movement, then anyone who acts on their own can be treated as a criminal.

Who dares to fire the ´first shot´ ?

(...so to speak)

Ted Cruz...Trey Gowdy...Allen West ??

Should it come to violence, it will not be the ´fault´ of the aggrieved parties but rather the fault of those on the Left who refused to honor our traditional political processes.

Trite as it is....these people will lie to you even when the truth would serve.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/16/2014 10:00:09 AM     (No. 9734612)

I really hate to say this, But It will take a Depression. The one that the central bankers have tried to avoid for many years.

No one in this country is hungry enough. Of course, where we are today is a far cry from the 30´s. People are more violent and could care less what they do as long as they are sated.

Stockpile as much as you can because the end of this will not be pretty.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 2/16/2014 10:03:19 AM     (No. 9734617)

For there to be a backlash, a few things have to happen. First, people have to see the cost of their healthcare go up. Not in theory, but an actual bill. Then they have to blame the Democrats.

Most people have not seen the bill, and look for the Obama gang to try and hide the cost. The second thing that needs to happen is the media must blame the Obama gang, and the Democrats. That will never happen.

The Republicans need to get the message out in a big way. Not likely to happen. With the liberal media filter, the Republican message turns into background noise at best. Alot of Democrats and Republicans have been bought off so not much incentive to get out a message.

That leaves groups like Conservatives and the Tea Party to get the message out while being sabotaged my the main stream political groups in this country at every step. Neither the Democrats or Republicans want to see Conservatives have more power.

Combine on top of that how many people will just keep looking for freebies and are oblivious to what is going on around them, and the task is even larger.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/16/2014 10:24:59 AM     (No. 9734634)

I believe we are currently living in the Second Great Depression, the Fed printing covers the reality.

A backlash or civil disobedience could result in use of the billions of stored rounds unleashed upon the American people, and the elimination of millions of citizens.

All you need to do is listen to the snark and hate that spews from the regime. Mooch, Pooch, ValJar, Eric the Red not a modicum of humanity among the Gangster Mob from Chicago.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nekochan, 2/16/2014 10:31:13 AM     (No. 9734639)

They can sell their creations to each other. Or on street corners to each other. That´s how malls and free enterprise and jobs came about.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 2/16/2014 11:22:45 AM     (No. 9734703)

I was with poster #6 until he trashed Dr. King. MLK, Jr. was the bravest of men who routinely put his very life on the line to stand up against horrendous injustice. At the same time he was well aware of his personal flaws and never proffered himself as a moral example. He was a theologian and a deep thinker, totally different from all the frauds and hustlers who have paraded under his mantle for the last 45 years. I firmly believe that Dr. King would be appalled to see where we are today, with our wholesale abandonment of the God of the Bible, and would slap Obama´s face if he could.

I wish some modern conservatives would get it through their heads that you cannot trash Dr. King without, by logical extension, attacking the Civil Rights movement itself.




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Reply 23 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 2/16/2014 11:24:16 AM     (No. 9734706)

Watching your children starve will really perk up your creative talents for poetry. Perhaps the first poem out of the box could be an ode to Moochelles $12,000 dress.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Aria, 2/16/2014 11:35:10 AM     (No. 9734717)

My daughter and her husband, though no fault of their own, have been freed from the rigors of jobs and have been free to write poetry.

However, they´ve had to keep the internet paid because they need to send out resumes, they need their cell phones for phone interviews, they need gas, food, utilities, a home - thank God my husband and I have savings and jobs. It´s hell...intentionally inflicted IMO.

Pelosi is either crazy and/or unfathomably stupid or she thinks we are.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/16/2014 12:12:43 PM     (No. 9734757)

#22 you are wrong and #6 is absolutely correct.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/16/2014 12:51:06 PM     (No. 9734800)

#24, God bless you and your family. Four years ago, my wife and I went through the same thing as your daughter and son-in-law and it was hell, for sure. Hang in there and know you are not alone. This IS intentional and completely unnecessary.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 2/16/2014 12:57:24 PM     (No. 9734806)



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/16/2014 1:15:41 PM     (No. 9734832)

When will the backlash occur? Sadly I say, I am not going to hold my breath waiting for it.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 2/16/2014 1:26:56 PM     (No. 9734838)

When will the backlash occur - only after sufficient violence has been foisted upon us. This has become a nation of wussies. Who will lead us?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/16/2014 1:44:01 PM     (No. 9734866)

THIS scenario with obamacare funding shows exactly what so many on here have defended McConnell and Cornyn for by demeaning Sen. Cruz. The voted for Cloture meaning only a simple majority was needed to pass obamacare funding instead of a 60 member vote.

When their vote did not count for anything but publicity, they voted No. Cornyn and McConnell immediately went to their facebook pages to announce they voted against de-
funding obamacare.

The same ploy was used again by the so-called "leadership" with the debt ceiling.
They also promised the time to deal with obamacare de-funding was at Debt Ceiling time. WELL, which debt ceiling were they talking about? This past one or years on down the road. WE would not be experiencing the problems with the law being rewritten by obama (not even using E.O.´s, but merely by vocal declaration) if they stood with the Conservatives and voted no to de-fund.

Basically it amounts to a simple little word what these congress persons did.......LIED!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/16/2014 1:49:37 PM     (No. 9734871)

I believe that the Dims are trying to hold on until Obozocare has become a fixture in American like, like Social Security and Medicare. But, the is one BIG difference. When SS was enacted back in the ´30´s, there was a great depression. Right now there isn´t. People are not hurting as much as they did back then. As such, if we, the people, can get behind a movement to repeal Obozocare, we just might be able to get it done.

Addressing the race problem we face, somehow we need to educate the country and especially the black community, that all of the Jim Crow laws and the KKK itself were all created by southern DEMOCRATS! And that the Civil Rights laws passed in the 1960´s had to have large REPUBLICAN support to get passed. The southern Dims actually tried to fillibuster it. And it took republicans to stop that. The Dims in power today are very accomplished liars and hiders of truth.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/16/2014 2:00:37 PM     (No. 9734881)

Idle hands are the Devil´s playground.

Is this the civilian army forming up?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/16/2014 3:12:33 PM     (No. 9734960)

#11 comment about bald tires – A few days ago my car needed some major repairs and I had to wait four hours. My garage is also a tire dealer. In my time waiting about eight people came in and all asked for used tires. No one came in for new tires. About half were able to find something to fit their vehicle. I observed to the counter girl about everyone asking for used tires. She said sadly, “That’s the way things are today, and even the used tires we have don’t have much tread as people are waiting until the very last to replace.”

We are in a depression, and it is masked by the welfare state. We will not see bread lines, work application lines, or families camped out on the side of the road like in the 1930’s. Today we have EBT cards (almost half the country receiving them), unemployment “insurance” that morphs into “disability” payments, and Section 8 housing. There is no tipping point present in our depression because the devastation is not public like it was in 1932.

I didn’t expect a tipping point in “Fast and Furious” because it was hard to for average Americans to relate to the drug cartel culture of Mexico. But I did think the IRS targeting private Americans would do it. It didn’t. I thought the Benghazi Massacre would do it. It didn’t. I thought the immense debacle of Obamacare cost in money and jobs would do it. It hasn’t so far. I really thought the other shoe would have dropped by now, and it hasn’t mostly due to the collusion found within the Republican Party establishment. Our options for a peaceful re-orientation of our country back to its founding values are fast declining.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Right Republican, 2/16/2014 4:01:42 PM     (No. 9734999)

#22 it is true that MLK wanted the best for his people. So much so, he began ripping the government for the war in Vietnam for diverting so much cash away from welfare. But today only white people believe in his dream. Today, if you espouse a colorblind society, you are considered racist.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 2/16/2014 4:52:35 PM     (No. 9735039)

First of all, it doesn´t matter how much ammo the government is hoarding. At most, their browshirts will number in the hundreds of thousands. We number in the millions with a large percentage having military backgrounds. The active military hate their CIC and I don´t see local law enforcement mowing down their neighbors for long before they cease to exist.

Believe me, that is the only reason the feds have not attempted outright confiscation, although they have tried several psychological campaigns to turn the public against gun ownership. They have flirted with $5 a gallon gasoline to push sales of electric cars, only to back off when people quit driving. Even their big smear against Toyota was a flop. This government is a paper tiger and will go down hard when we cut off the funding and start shooting back. I really don´t care what happens to the wooden dummy in the White House. The only question left will be, are we smart enough not to let it happen all over again?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pythagoras, 2/16/2014 8:00:13 PM     (No. 9735170)

"Affordable Care Act" is the most misleading title since, "Democratic People´s Republic of Korea."

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/16/2014 10:29:21 PM     (No. 9735256)

Thank you #22. No, #6 and 25, MLK was NOT a socialist. He was a Republican. The socialist label was put there by those who were trying to destroy him, like cro ss-dresser J. Edgar Hoover. It had to do with a friendship he had with one of the main guys at Southern Poverty Law Center, whom he did not know had socialist sympathies. When he found out, he dropped his friendship with the man and distanced himself from the SPLC. MLK was a bit of a philanderer and did apparently take some words of another, but he deserves a lot better than to be trashed completely for his indiscretions, considering all the good he accomplished.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/16/2014 10:50:27 PM     (No. 9735271)

BTW, LBJ purposely dragged the Vietnam war on in order to profit from it. His heavy equipment business had an exclusive contract with the military. His earthmovers and trucks were continuously sent there and used once. Instead of keeping them for other jobs or sending them back, they were ordered to be buried after use. If more airstrips or anything else needed building, they would just order more new equipment. Thousands of soldiers died unnecessarily so LBJ could get richer. If MLK was concerned that money was going to the war instead of the poor, then I guess I would have to agree with him there too. Welfare could be a good program if it were merely a temporary hand-up. I see nothing wrong with that. The problem is that Dems like LBJ designed it to make people slaves to the state and to the Democrat Party and they succeeded.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Right Republican, 2/16/2014 11:13:44 PM     (No. 9735288)

Some of the MLK defenders are clearly old timers. It no longer matters what MLK wanted or did, because modern culture is so racialized, all he did is now for naught.

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Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday. Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details. There will also be intensified cooperation in air defense, special forces, cyberdefense and other areas. Poland will play a

Student Fought Bureaucrats For Justice
Associated Press, by Toby Sterling    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 3:57:03 AM     Post Reply
AMSTERDAM -- Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam´s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps. How, the survivors asked, could they be on the hook for taxes due while Hitler´s regime was trying to exterminate them? A typical response was: "The base fees and the fines for late payment must be satisfied, regardless of whether a third party,

Prosecutor Says Mate Steering
Waters For First Time
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 3:54:01 AM     Post Reply
MOKPO, South Korea -- A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin told reporters that the 25-year-old mate was steering the ship as it passed through an area with lots of islands clustered close together and fast currents. The ferry sank Wednesday. More than 270 people are still missing. Yang says that another mate usually took controls through the area. But because heavy fog caused a departure delay, the third mate was steering the ship through the waters. Yang says

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden
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



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White House blames fox for
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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
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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

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
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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

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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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
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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

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
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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

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.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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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?

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

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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