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Terrorist horror, then golf:
Incongruity fuels Obama critics

New York Times, by Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 8/22/2014 5:49:46 AM

He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American. But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism erupted over

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It´s not Obama´s fault, he is totes heartbroken over this. It´s the fault of the ´critics.´

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 8/22/2014 6:24:42 AM     (No. 9976048)

He is a Muslim. He defended Islam in his brief speech.
He did not express any emotion. His animation came with a fist bump on golf course.

How can anyone play that much golf day after day?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/22/2014 6:25:44 AM     (No. 9976050)

What a cheesy,cowardly way to do a lead in to a story.The Slimes doesn´t want to admit they´re appalled but only Obama´s critics,meaning republcans,when all kinds of liberals have spoken out about it also.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: country boy, 8/22/2014 6:42:30 AM     (No. 9976065)

He´s a narcissist. Hello!

Been ample medical coverage/articles.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/22/2014 6:48:39 AM     (No. 9976069)

There is something terribly wrong with this man and the "msm" is refusing to write the truth about what is really going on. G-d help this country when this monstrous "administration" is finally exposed for what it is. There is a special place in he** for the nyslimes and the rest of them. Karma is a beautiful thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 8/22/2014 6:54:24 AM     (No. 9976071)

The article in the Slimes states the POTUS was ´heartbroken.´

Really?

Take a good look at the photo.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: La Dotta, 8/22/2014 6:54:55 AM     (No. 9976073)

FTA: "Presidents learn to wall off their feelings and compartmentalize their lives. They deal in death one moment and seek mental and physical relief the next"

Guess that covers Clinton and Lewinsky, too. Nice work, NYT!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gerty, 8/22/2014 6:57:54 AM     (No. 9976077)

Where is Michelle in all of this?

I don´t trust this administration from hell.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 8/22/2014 7:01:04 AM     (No. 9976083)

Surely, someone from the CIC´s ´staff´ phoned the NYT and ´told´ them what to write. Word for word.

It´s called, ´damage control.´

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 8/22/2014 7:02:11 AM     (No. 9976085)

Yeah, well, uh, ya know, ummmm, they´re just some guys in the world neighborhood that I think are badly misled... ahhhhh... I got some people waiting for me at the first hole!

This is what we get with a pResident can´t even call islamic terrorism by name for what it is using euphamisms like "Overseas Contigency" instead of a war on terror.
Now we have very real blood-thirsty, humanity-hating, cut-throat, Hitler-loving, islamo-nazis roaming around setting the Middle East on fire with a stated goal of world domination and all we have is a buffoon fighting a war on Golf (have you seen him play?)!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pensom2, 8/22/2014 7:09:55 AM     (No. 9976089)

#1 asks, "How can anyone play that much golf day after day?"

If I were on vacation with Michelle, I´d seek any possible means of escape. On every vacation they have taken together, they seem to require two jets to cart them around. Obie is forever trying to spend time away from her.

In the White House, Obie would rather hop a jet to a fundraiser than be within 100 yards of the woman.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rinohunter, 8/22/2014 7:11:01 AM     (No. 9976092)

This garbage newspaper (newspaper is hardly what it is though), the NY Times keeps begging me to subscribe with 75% off home delivery invites. And I just keep putting them directly into the trash. I wouldn´t subscribe to this pile of rubbish disguised as a newspaper if it were 100% off home delivery. What despicable journalism! What shameless reporting! This newspaper is precisely what they have been referred to as: White House stenographers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/22/2014 7:15:03 AM     (No. 9976096)

FTA:As far as aides knew, Mr. Obama did not watch the ISIS video, and advisers did not think he should.

Oh heavens no. The article ends up by emphasizing how he must not be disturbed by such frightful images. After all, he has a tee time to keep.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tulipwood, 8/22/2014 7:16:12 AM     (No. 9976098)

They are trying SO hard to make excuses for him. And in the end, they fail. The NYT has become an total embarrassment.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/22/2014 7:23:17 AM     (No. 9976107)

When the subject is Obama, the NYT has the same total lack of shame as Obama.

Best example is the NYT´s editorial board explanation that "Obama misspoke" when he blatantly lied on at least 38 occasions about "If you like your plan and your doctors, you can keep them". The NYT realizes that Obama could never have passed his fraud of ObamaCare without lies, so this so called paper of record had to lie about the lying president. This article on Obama´s critics of his cruel golf game after his Foley comments is simply more of the same.

The Times was just as protective of Stalin when he was exterminating millions of his citizens who similarly thought that if they like their private farms that they could keep their farms. Like most leftists, the publishers of the NYT believe that their socialist ends justify any and all means.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: privateer, 8/22/2014 7:23:25 AM     (No. 9976108)

Evil, petulant, infantile, narcissistic, cold-blooded scoundrel. Sorry, that´s the best I could say of him.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/22/2014 7:27:42 AM     (No. 9976111)

Another NYT screed straight from the desk of Valerie Jarrett who I am sure thinks that cancelling golf games or fundraisers in the wake of horrible tragedies is an ´empty political gesture´. Obama´s so-called ´critics´ are far beyond the perimeters of Washington. A large majority of the country have become completely repulsed by him and the NYT is right. Obama does not care. No one should be surprised by anything this vapid POS says or does.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jinx, 8/22/2014 7:43:54 AM     (No. 9976126)

Obama doesn´t need to do anything but read what is written by someone else on his teleprompter. He leaves everything to Valerie. The Press called Karl Rove Bush´s architect, but don´t dare call Valerie Jarrett Obama´s architect and builder. She is the one calling the shots. She goes everywhere with him never leaving his side except on the golf course. It is time for the NYT et al to call her on her incompetence.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/22/2014 7:55:50 AM     (No. 9976141)

I do not agree. Obama is a narcissist par excellence´ and cares very much what people think, what his legacy will be. Note how the only thing he reliably does now (and earlier as well) is go to fund raisers, where crowds of adoring sycophants surround him and reaffirm his own view of himself. I suspect the real truth is that he has a ever narrowing group of "advisors" around him, Valerie Jarret et al. and is walled off from reality.....they tell him history will rate him as preeminent and never mind the mosquitos buzzing about now. I doubt that he even sees articles like this one in the Times, or if he does he is assured that it is meaningless, transitory, and that his real value will be acknowledged after he leaves the White House, as with Lincoln, etc. (Plus, he can rest easy knowing he will be very very rich, via the same sycophants and speeches, a la the Clintons.)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JimS, 8/22/2014 7:58:57 AM     (No. 9976145)

#15...Please add deceitful, treacherous sociopath

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cThree, 8/22/2014 8:03:00 AM     (No. 9976147)

"seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind"

His apologists are laboring to convince somebody, anybody, that 0bama can care deeply and dance laughing at the same time.

When you think about it, it´s merely an extension of the "compartmentalizing" they promoted to excuse Bill Clinton´s activities as a sexual predator.

It´s the ideology, stupid.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/22/2014 8:05:19 AM     (No. 9976153)

Unusually emotional???.

He gave that 5 minute speech on auto-pilot and then dashed off for 5 hours of golf.

He vowed to avenge Foley´s death and to destroy ISIL. So, Slimes, tell us exactly what he has done in the last 48 hours to put that vow into motion? Oh, guess what? He played golf AGAIN yesterday!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/22/2014 8:23:53 AM     (No. 9976167)

It would be a waste of time to read this drivel.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: M2, 8/22/2014 8:36:01 AM     (No. 9976180)

"Unusually emotional"??? Did these writers watch Obama deliver that speech?

Presidents learn to wall off their feelings and compartmentalize their lives

I do not wish to be lectured to about how presidents "wall off their feelings", when anyone with eyes can see that Obama´s "feelings" are non-existent on this matter and other matters. He has a consistent pattern of coldness that permeates every speech he gives.

The only time he exhibits what can be called joy is when he is playing golf, eating junk food or being adored by the New York Times, who refuse to see his pathological chill.

To make coldhearted decisions in the best interest of the country...

Coldhearted is right, but the writers assume his decisions really are in the best interests of the country, which is inaccurate; look around America and the world at the economic and security carnage to see that his decisions are NOT in our best interests. He has made America and world worse off, not better.

And few presidents have been known more for cool, emotional detachment than Mr. Obama.

See, he´s cool-headed, not given to snap decisions, methodical, measured. That is how Obama has and is being spun. But that isn´t true either. He is cold, calculating, dithering, afraid of being found out to be uninformed in the ways of the world, and narcissistic to the point of paralysis -- inaction where action is needed. He cannot afford for his ego to be damamged. That is why there are so many layers between Obama and the real series of events -- placed there by Valerie Jarrett.

He is insulated. But he is not "walling himself off from emotion". He has none.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/22/2014 8:38:44 AM     (No. 9976187)

It´s just the obama hand-maidens at the Slimes trying to polish more dog poop, but they just can´t get that ol´ shine back.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: congar, 8/22/2014 8:39:18 AM     (No. 9976188)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News that Mr. Obama would “rather be on the golf course than he would be dealing with the crisis.”

Yes, and who in their right mind wouldn’t?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/22/2014 8:42:35 AM     (No. 9976195)

As usual, the "Bush meme" is dragged out. But there is an enormous difference: President Bush was serious about the fight against terrorism, which was one of the reasons the Left hated (and hates) him so much.

BO play-acts. You know he emulates his buds in Hollywood. They´re phonies. They know how to put on the show.

This is why he can wipe the corner of his eye and choke up, so strategically, go back behind the curtain, take off the costume of tragedian, and go out to frolic so gleefully.

(Bill Clinton was very good at this, too. Again, if journalists did their job, the phoniness would be exposed. And these shallow phonies would be shamed into oblivion-- or to Hollywood, where they belong.)



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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveW, 8/22/2014 8:43:47 AM     (No. 9976197)

Well, ever since the GOP declared him to be King Barack The Unimpeachable, he can do whatever the hades he wants, flashing the cameras that smug, insouciant, creepy smile.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/22/2014 8:48:33 AM     (No. 9976204)

Is this must read linked to the wrong story, re Foley rescue mission-leak? One reason that info was leaked it is to not only sabotage future hostage rescue missions but to also send the enemy a message that what they are doing is working and keep up the good work-we can´t outwit cha. Deplorable action by White House and quite predictable.

Just look at that smile, he´s definitely in his element. He looks like a neon ice cream sandwich. His leisure/loafing activities remind of someone who has committed a crime(s) and is now off enjoying the spoils, freedom, much like OJ Simpson. Obama is just so evil.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/22/2014 9:00:13 AM     (No. 9976220)

Everytime he returns from the golf course or fund raiser, he should have urine and blood tests.
If the President of the United States of America is using drugs, shame on the Secret Service for staying silent.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Shells, 8/22/2014 9:23:23 AM     (No. 9976256)

Hey, NY Times! The administration does pay you to write this garbage, correct?

I mean, whores do get paid for their services, don´t they?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/22/2014 9:25:30 AM     (No. 9976260)

The bottom paragraph has a woman security advisor saying that she would not have shown Obama the video. That it makes it personal for him and he shouldn´t take it personally. Good grief! He is the CinC (heaven help us)! I wish he would take that personally! But if that video can´t shake him up, nothing will.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: cousair, 8/22/2014 9:27:26 AM     (No. 9976264)

If the country wanted a golfer as president, we would have elected TigerWoods.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 8/22/2014 9:31:57 AM     (No. 9976270)

ISIS is functioning well. so everything is ok with mulluh obama

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Reply 34 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/22/2014 9:35:48 AM     (No. 9976277)

Several Ldotters have referred to ValJar as Barry´s adviser and a few other un-named advisers. However, I seldom see news of different high-level officials coming and going to the WH carrying briefcases and notebooks and appearing very serious.

In years past, there often were pictures of Bush43 and his cabinet sitting around a table (in the Cabinet room?) and supposedly discussing very serious issues etc. I can´t remember any such pictures of Barry and his Cabinet - then again, I don´t watch the alphabet networks. With Bush43 I never felt those things were "staged".

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/22/2014 9:43:22 AM     (No. 9976290)

Pathetic knee-pad journolism.

Time after time, they suggest that the problem is NOT the pResident´s actions, it is how some people, even (gasp!) some democrats, REACTED to his seeming lack of concern.
I repeat...pathetic.

#23, good post!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/22/2014 9:59:06 AM     (No. 9976311)

The explanation is really quite simple: Obama is a reprobate...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/22/2014 10:23:34 AM     (No. 9976335)

#32´s comment should be sent to every Republican thinking about running for President with the authorization to use it in their speeches: If the country wanted a golfer as president, we would have elected Tiger Woods.

Republicans should relearn Ronald Reagan´s use of humor to cut down Democrats (Liberals) to size. My RR favorite is:
The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they´re ignorant; it´s just that they know so much that isn´t so.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: texsupreme, 8/22/2014 10:24:45 AM     (No. 9976339)

Reply #25 seems to defend obama against Cheny´s comment. And has received 29 Likes.

Are folks here really reading the comments?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: paral04, 8/22/2014 11:01:56 AM     (No. 9976388)

We thank the New York Times for endorsing this disgraceful man not once but twice. Obama is a traitor and should stand down now!!! We need a loyal American who will bring everything to bear and eliminate these murders and not defend them and then carry on playing golf.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: qr4j, 8/22/2014 11:08:37 AM     (No. 9976401)

Obama acts piggishly. Piggishly. He just devours what he wants when he wants it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Avogadra, 8/22/2014 11:12:13 AM     (No. 9976406)

Aloof. Detached. Clueless.

The NYT will be the last to figure it out.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: maryc, 8/22/2014 11:20:31 AM     (No. 9976421)

Anyone who sees his swing can tell just what a weakling he is. Classic case of sycophants telling him otherwise . In the case of golf it´s laughable, in the case of national security it´s deadly . The generals and even Hagel are all yelling ´fore´ and obama´s just grinnin´ and bumpin´.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/22/2014 11:20:52 AM     (No. 9976423)

There could come the day when Obama strides to the Rose Garden podium dressed in a long black robe with the ISIL flag above his head, proclaim allegiance to ´´the cause´´, and STILL, these people will have trouble admitting that everything he has done or failed to do was by his design, for the sole purpose of destroying America.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 8/22/2014 11:24:48 AM     (No. 9976427)

Our President Obola has gone viral--and the whole world is infected.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/22/2014 11:31:36 AM     (No. 9976435)

Incompetence extended to his personal life...what a joke.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: loveUSA, 8/22/2014 11:56:37 AM     (No. 9976470)

Look up sociopath´s meaning. He´s without emotion except for himself. Lacks a moral responsibility or social conscience. In other words, he´s cold blooded, cold hearted and immoral.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: janylou, 8/22/2014 1:00:33 PM     (No. 9976573)

A friend of mine pointed out that in five to seven minutes, Obama was able to leave this presser, CHANGE CLOTHES, drive to the golf courst, and get his cart to the first tee. He must be a quick change artist or he was wearing a tear away suit or did he change in the limo on the way to the course.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/22/2014 1:31:14 PM     (No. 9976629)

It´s okay for Presidents to seek mental and phyiscal relief only when they have D after their name. But President Bush had to wallow in death all the time, didn´t he NYT?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Billyc, 8/22/2014 3:42:45 PM     (No. 9976827)

Amazing that the Commander in Chief after the short prompt speech about the ISSIS atrocity carried out by a ajihadist from the UK called John.The following are the people he has elected to keep us safe. John Kerry dont you know who I am . He always sticks in my mind when this traitor dressed in his fatiques spent all 3 weeks of service in Viet Nam . Name calling his fellow comrades in arms before Congress.Secretary of defence a lap dog for Obama. Then he has Military adviser Susan Rice a Benghazi liar.Then we have this (D.N.I) James R Clapper the one who lied before Congress. This occupant in the White house is not for real. Vacation, he is entitled to one holiday however the beheading of a USA citizen should demand Obama get back to Wasington and sit down with non political foreign affairs consultants and get down to the next move againgst ISSUS.For goodness sake Mr President dont relay to the whole world of the failed attenpt to save Mr Foley. Obama mentioned this rescue to make political re-election points. You are really not interested in Mr Foley´s beheading.There are estimated at least 2000 Muslim UK Muslims fightng for ISSUS and it would not be dfficult for these Englisg speaking terrorists from simply just walking across our southern border with the flow of children.There is never a day passes that this President gets deeper into trouble and USA and its people vulnerable from Attack by well trained financed Jihadists such as ISSUS.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ChazzPalm, 8/22/2014 3:53:14 PM     (No. 9976837)

I was so upset after the news of the 9/11 attack that I only got in 9 holes that day...How else could I cope with my grief?
(psst--to do what Obama did shows little other than he is AN EMOTIONAL CRIPPLE!)

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Penney, 8/22/2014 4:30:28 PM     (No. 9976883)

Is a mental exam, for the sake of the country, being considered for the, ´First Golfer?!?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: rocco49, 8/22/2014 6:04:49 PM     (No. 9976996)

My dog won´t pee on it....

My bird won´t poop on it....

The garbage refuses to be wrapped in it...

They are commie liars who swab Hussein´s rump and refuse to cover the scandals and vacations and lunacy of this miscreant!!!

Don´t read this lefty commie rag!

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection wasted millions of dollars, violated federal laws and ignored its own rules in spending nearly $17 million to build housing in Ajo for its employees, according to an audit by the Department of Homeland Security´s Office of Inspector General. In a small former mining town where the average house costs $86,500, The CBP spent nearly seven times that — $680,000 per house — to build 21 two- and three-bedroom houses in 2012. The CBP also spent about $2.4 million to buy 20 mobile homes that have mostly stood empty, a report by the inspector general found.The

Nancy Pelosi the money juggernaut
Politico, by Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/10/2014 5:42:56 AM     Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi is almost single-handedly keeping House Democrats afloat. She has raised $80 million for her party this cycle and more than $400 million during her dozen years as party leader.It’s an eye-popping sum that places her as one of the top Democratic fundraisers in history, in the realm of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.Pelosi said in an interview that donors give because they believe in the Democrats’ mission, not because of any strong-arming tactics by her.“I’m not interested in anything really for myself,” the California lawmaker insisted. “It’s just about the causes that we believe in and

DHS wants $1.2 billion to
cover cost of border surge
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Daniel Gonzalez    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/9/2014 5:45:08 AM     Post Reply
After peaking in June, the number of children and families apprehended by the Border Patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to drop.The Border Patrol apprehended 3,141 unaccompanied children in August, according to statistics released Monday by the Department of Homeland Security.That number is down nearly 43 percent from the 5,501 children apprehended in July, and down 70 percent from June, when apprehensions of children hit 10,622. In August, the Border Patrol apprehended 3,295 adults with children, down 55 percent from July and down nearly 80 percent from June´s 16,329 apprehensions of adults with children, according to DHS.

Obama absent for start
of NATO meeting
The Hill, by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/5/2014 6:02:12 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday. Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance.Obama was late to the Ukraine meeting because of other meetings on Afghanistan and a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, according to a White House official.Back at the Ukraine meeting, leaders were addressed by NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen, who urged Russia to stop the "illegal" annexation of Crimea. “We call on Russia

Tea Party unloads on ´complete
imbecile´ Rick Perry
Daily Beast, by Olivia Nuzzi    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/4/2014 9:38:06 AM     Post Reply
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month on two felony charges stemming from how he dealt with a misbehaving Democratic state official, the image of the stuttering 2012 Republican primary challenger was replaced with that of a hero-cowboy in the eyes of many conservatives. Perry was under attack from the left wing, and his response was not to apologize but to walk through a hail of blue-hued bullets and emerge laughing, without a mark on him. But some conservative true believers have begun to notice something rather suspicious: The company Perry keeps seems more suited to a mainstream

Bernie Madoff´s only surviving son Andrew
dies after long battle with lymphoma
Daily Mail (UK), by Lydia Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/3/2014 12:22:41 PM     Post Reply
The only surviving son of fraudster Bernie Madoff has died after a long battle with lymphoma. Andrew Madoff, 48, was surrounded by family as he ´died peacefully´ at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on Wednesday morning, his attorney, Martin Flumenbaum, said in a statement.His death comes four years after his brother Mark killed himself on the second anniversary of their father´s arrest for a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Bernie Madoff is serving an 150-year prison sentence.Andrew Madoff, who leaves behind a fiancée and two daughters, first fought mantle cell lymphoma in 2003 and was diagnosed with the disease

Arizona statutory rape victim
forced to pay child support
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Alia Beard Rau    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/2/2014 12:31:31 PM     Post Reply
Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn´t learn for eight years. While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home.State law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent with an adult under any circumstance, making Olivas a rape victim. But Olivas didn´t press charges and says he didn´t realize at the time that it was even something to consider. The two went their separate ways. Olivas graduated from high school, went to college and

The presidency is wherever the president is
Courier-Post [Cherry Hill,NJ], by MJ Fine    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/31/2014 8:41:00 AM     Post Reply
Nancy Reagan was right. I’m not talking about when she told kids, “Just say no to drugs.” Simplistic as that advice was, it could have saved a lot of people a lot of pain — just like Michelle Obama’s efforts to get kids to eat healthier food. But no, it’s not the former first lady’s anti-drug campaign that’s been on my mind lately. With conservative critics taking aim at President Barack Obama’s ill-timed trip to Martha’s Vineyard while trouble flared from Ferguson, Missouri, to Iraq and Syria, it’s Reagan’s riposte to those who took issue with her husband’s frequent time



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Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/16/2014 5:08:52 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin was photographed sweaty and make-up free as she ran errands around Anchorage, Alaska on Monday - marking the first time she´s been seen in public since a violent family fight this weekend. A fight allegedly broke out at a house party most of the Palin family was attending on Saturday night in south Anchorage, when daughter Willow´s ex-boyfriend Connor Cleary tried to get in a Hummer limousine after engaging in some unspecified ´questionable behavior´. Sarah´s eldest son Track left the fight with four broken ribs and husband Todd suffered a bloody nose. RealClearPolitics spoke with a source close to the

Obama Declines to Attend Memorial
Dedication for Disabled Veterans

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/16/2014 9:43:38 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has declined to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars, according to sources close to the event. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM), the first such memorial of its kind, is set to be dedicated during a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C. However, Obama, who was first invited to attend the event in January, will not be among those in attendance, according to a source who is familiar with the situation. This

Pelosi is furious: ‘We never treated
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Washington Times (D.C), by David Sherfinski    Original Article
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law. “Let me just say that any of this equivalence, both sides, this or that, no — we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama,” she said Monday on MSNBC. “It’s no use whining about it; we just have to get people out to vote” and make people aware there’s an election this

Obama: Ebola ´Is Spiraling Out Of Control´
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Business Insider, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
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President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa on Tuesday, promising to do far more to tackle the deadly virus he said could result in "hundreds of thousands of people infected" without US intervention. "More than 2,400 men, women, and children are known to have died and we strongly suspect that the actual death toll is higher than that," Obama said in a speech at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. "Hospitals, clinics, and the few treatment centers that do exist have been completely overwhelmed." The president was particularly dire

Cat Stevens to tour US for
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British Broadcasting Corporation, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/16/2014 5:58:55 PM     Post Reply
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976. The musician, who converted to Islam in 1977 and put his career on hold, will play six concerts in December. The 66-year-old, who was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, is now known by his original stage name and Yusuf. He is best known for his 1971 recording of Christian hymn Morning Has Broken, a top 10 hit in both the UK and US. Stevens had a number of other hits during

Study Finds Michelle O’s Healthy Food Program
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy eating and exercise her signature issue. But, a recent study published by the Sage Journal found that her “elitist” advice actually “shames poor and middle class mothers.” The College Fix added that the study found that Michelle Obama’s healthy eating program is also sexist. It’s also sexist, the study’s authors suggest, noting that “intentionally or not, it places the burden of a healthy home-cooked meal on women.” Sage Journals published the study by North Carolina researchers Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton. Here are a few of the findings: Magazines such as Good Housekeeping and

Democrats now have a 51 percent
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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
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Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, the Post´s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats´ chances of retaining their majority at 51 percent -- a huge change from even a few months ago when the model predicted that Republicans had a better than 80 percent chance of winning the six seats they need to take control. (Worth noting: When the model showed Republicans as overwhelming favorites, our model builders -- led by George Washington University´s John Sides -- warned that the model could and

The DOJ to train community
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The Week Magazine, by Bonnie Kristian    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/15/2014 5:58:54 PM     Post Reply
Department of Justice is launching a new program today in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center that will train "community leaders" like teachers and social workers to monitor their communities for signs of radicalization. (snip) In his announcement of the initiative, Attorney General Eric Holder described the program as a way to "be both innovative and aggressive in countering violent extremism and combating those who would sow intolerance, division, and hate" in the homeland. He labeled it an expansion of existent efforts to "to identify threats before they emerge, to disrupt

Obama seeks faster phaseout
of popular coolant in effort
to curb greenhouse gases

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Washington Post, by Joby Warrick    Original Article
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The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet. The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to

Obama Must Get Congress’s
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New York Times, by Tim Kaine    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/15/2014 9:38:38 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle. Our Constitution reserves to Congress the power to declare war and designates our president as the commander in chief, but our recent history has been characterized by executive overreach and legislative abdication in the initiation of military action. The current crisis gives us an opportunity to restore the proper balance between the branches. America’s history since 2001 should compel us to fix the way

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola
danger zone as Obama administration
shuffles military´s mission in Africa

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/16/2014 12:09:40 AM     Post Reply
The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

Can We Talk --- About Pot?
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Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/16/2014 8:42:55 AM     Post Reply
Bill Clinton never inhaled. Rush Limbaugh says he never smoked it. Marco Rubio won´t answer whether he ever did smoke pot but Sarah Palin admitted she smoked it in her youth and didn´t like it. Those pushing to have more states legalize marijuana consider this drug rather harmless, medically beneficial and liberal politicians consider this issue one that will attract voters. I don´t blame Rubio for not discussing whether he indulged n his youth or not. He is a public official with young children and carries a different responsibility than the rest of us. My own experience with marijuana was somewhat similar


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