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Holy Harpocrates!
American Spectator, by Seth Lipsky

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/17/2014 5:22:58 AM

A story is told about Robert L. Bartley, late editor of the Wall Street Journal, and his penchant for long silences. He is supposed to have once taken a job applicant to lunch at which, though the two shared a meal, neither spoke a syllable. That is no doubt apocryphal; the job applicant probably said something. George Washington had a taciturn streak, as did President Coolidge, known as “Silent Cal.” (Snip)But rarely does anyone get as upset about it as Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker appears to be in respect of Clarence Thomas. Toobin came unglued at the disinclination of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 4/17/2014 6:32:54 AM     (No. 9813985)

I don´t want my judges to be biased. I want them to be impartial. I want them to listen to the arguments, research the judicial history, then make a decision.

Asking questions of the lawyers would taint their impartiality.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 4/17/2014 8:34:49 AM     (No. 9814121)

Perhaps others should act in this manner, starting with Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Cummings, and friends. Listening instead of spouting idiotic lies would improve their ´star´ ratings. My opinions.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 3:41:05 PM     Post Reply
Many of President Obama’s foreign policy failures are the product of his badly misguided ideology. But some flow simply from his inability to understand how the world works. (The two defects are, of course, related). Take the current crisis in Iraq. The country is disintegrating, Iraqi soldiers are deserting, some of those who aren’t have been executed barbarically, and Baghdad is under serious threat. What does Obama do? He urges Prime Minister Maliki to make his government more inclusive of his political opponents and to loosen his grip on power. To appreciate the foolishness of this response, consider how Obama behaves in response

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Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 3:38:14 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 3:33:20 PM     Post Reply
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Weekly Standard, by Jonathan V. Last    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 3:29:40 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 3:24:55 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 12:08:21 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 7:34:53 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 5:44:03 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 5:41:24 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 5:32:32 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/18/2014 5:11:56 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/17/2014 4:47:18 AM     Post Reply
Hardly anyone accepts the IRS’ claim to have lost two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Those most familiar with government record retention requirements, and the technology used, probably are the most skeptical. The supposedly lost emails cover January 2009 to April 2011, the period when Lerner is suspected of targeting conservative groups with heightened and invasive scrutiny. Those emails also pertain to communications Lerner may have had with agencies other than the Internal Revenue Service. That’s key, because many suspect that the Obama White House knew about, and may have coordinated, the targeting.

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New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 6/17/2014 5:10:50 AM     Post Reply
Highly organized and bloodthirsty, the radical Islamist army called ISIS took but a few days to subjugate the cities of northern Iraq as it dreams of taking over the entire country — while President Obama played it cynically cool. The group’s stunning, barbaric march prompted the President on Friday to offer to review a range of options because America has “a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria.” Returned now to the White House from a long-weekend family vacation in California, the President must face the awful reality that he dodged

   

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