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Thursday, January 24, 2013

 









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The Day Accountability Died
Tongue Bath Time: Four months of rehearsal pay
off as Congress lets Hillary slide.
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Inhofe: ‘Unacceptable’ That DoD Leaked
‘Women in Combat’ Plans Before Briefing Congress

Picture mommies coming home in body bags and rethink.
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Republicans grapple with deep divisions,
de-Romneyization, as RNC meets in Charlotte

Can we talk?
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Gun Control Frenzy- Proof Democrats
Are The Real Racists

Posturing over assault weapons obscures the view
of bullet riddled bodies in the ghetto.
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Must Reads for Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

      


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Carly Fiorina Just May Be the
Surprise Dark Horse of 2016

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American Thinker, by Carol Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 5/21/2015 7:15:44     Post Reply
I’m a Ted Cruz fan. At the same time, I find myself increasingly intrigued by Carly Fiorina. She speaks like no one else in the field. Perhaps, in part, because she’s not a politician. (Snip) In just a few short minutes, Fiorina manages to interweave personal stories with core values that include faith in God, limitless human potential, and the greatness of America. Her speeches don’t sound like they have built-in applause lines. She simply speaks. If people clap, that’s fine. She doesn’t appear to expect it or revel in it. She is articulate as she speaks on a wide array of topics

   

 

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CBS throws Letterman set into Dumpster
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New York Post, by Sophia Rosenbaum & Beckie Strum    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2015 4:03:11     Post Reply
CBS wasted no time in kicking David Letterman to the curb. ?Just hours after Letterman said farewell after 33 years on late-night TV, Ed Sullivan Theater crews hauled off blocks of blue stage and hacked up pieces of the iconic New York City bridges that made up the set of the “Late Show?.” Fans and passers-by gathered around a police barricade cordoning off the Ed Sullivan to watch workers unceremoniously chuck red theater chairs into an overflowing Dumpster and ?take reciprocating saws to his miniature Brooklyn Bridge. “It’s an end of an era,” commented onlooker Alex Lafreniere, 24, a fan visiting from Oklahoma. The

Brian Williams pulls out of hosting
awards show for military veterans
and will be replaced by Michelle Obama

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Daily Mail (UK), by Michael Zennie    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/21/2015 1:25:45     Post Reply
Disgraced NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who was brought down when it was revealed he lied about his experience in a war zone, has pulled out of hosting an awards show for military veterans and families. Williams, who has been suspended from the network since February, said he didn´t want to be a ´distraction´ from the inaugural Lincoln Awards, which will air Friday on PBS. Instead, First Lady Michelle Obama has stepped in and agreed to film an introduction for the show, which will honor people and groups that help veteran and military families. The concert was filmed in January

Boys Scouts president calls
for end of gay leader ban to
´deal with world as it is´

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Los Angeles Times, by Matt Pearce    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/21/2015 3:40:31     Post Reply
Robert M. Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Thursday that the organization´s ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained" and urged the group to end its national ban. "I truly fear that any other alternative will be the end of us as a national movement," the former CIA director and secretary of Defense said in remarks in Atlanta at the Scouts´ annual national meeting. He recommended giving local Scout groups the authority to decide whether to allow gay Scout leaders. "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” Gates

The Other Sacred Thing Tom
Brady Squashed: Sportsmanship

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National Public Radio, by Frank Deford    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/21/2015 8:22:12     Post Reply
Sport may be dismissed as inconsequential child´s play, but there is, in counterpoint, the ideal that sport is our best model for human fairness and equality — a Garden of Eden with competition. But, of course, there are snakes in this athletic garden. Rules will be broken. To my mind there are, in ascending order, three kinds of transgressions. The first is the most simple: transgressions committed in the heat of the action, instinctively, because of frustration, failure or anger. There are referees to tend to that misconduct. The second type of violation falls more in the realm of regulation. For example,

Scientists have discovered a
way to ‘grow’ meat—and
make it cheap and delicious

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Washington Post, by Roberto A. Ferdman    Original Article
Posted By: kono- 5/21/2015 10:46:33     Post Reply
Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. [Snip] But the reality is that there are several downsides to society´s growing appetite for meat. [Snip] But what if there were a way to produce meat that would avail us of the need to slaughter animals? What if we could continue to order hamburgers without also feeding the livestock industry as much as a third of the world´s grain production? And what if it could be done for a reasonable price?

   

 

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Obama Calls Himself ´Honorary
Member of the Tribe´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/22/2015 3:09:50     Post Reply
Speaking today at a Washington, D.C. synagogue, President Obama called himself an "honorary member of the tribe." "Earlier this week, I was actually interviewed by one of your members, Jeff Holdberg. And Jeff reminded me that he once called me the first Jewish president," Obama said to light laughter. "Now, since some people still seem to be wondering about my faith -- I should make clear this was an honorary title, but I as flattered. And as an honorary member of the tribe, not to mention somebody whe´s hosted seven White House seders ... and been advised by two Jewish chiefs

Another reason why Hillary Clinton
does not deserve to be president

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Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/22/2015 12:17:50     Post Reply
Anti-Hillary Clinton political ads are writing themselves on a weekly basis. The latest source is this New York Times report that Hillary’s private email account contained sensitive information. The official name for the information is “sensitive but unclassified” (SBU). What sensitive but unclassified information did Hillary have in her private account. According to the Times, “that information included the whereabouts and travel plans of American officials in Libya as security there deteriorated during the uprising against the leadership of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011.” Considering the fate of Christopher Stevens the following year, it’s safe to say that this information was, indeed,

Nevermind terror, Obama tells the military
global warming is imminent security threat

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 5/21/2015 9:48:45     Post Reply
Finally, President Obama addressed what he sees as the nation´s worst security threat, just days after the fall of Ramadi to ISIS and North Korea´s declaration that it has miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on an ICBM capable of reaching the United States. In a speech to graduates at the Coast Guard Academy, Obama said, yes, yes, terrorism is a grave danger. But there´s another one. "We cannot, and we must not, ignore a peril that can affect generations," the commander-in-chief declared ominously. That threat? Global warming.

Paid late, some ex-staffers of White House
hopeful Fiorina won´t sign on again

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Reuters, by Michelle Conlin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/21/2015 3:47:26     Post Reply
Politics has a well-known revolving door, with candidates often rehiring consultants, strategists and vendors as they move from one campaign to the next. But for Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina, that might not be so easy. Twelve of about 30 people who worked on Fiorina’s failed 2010 California Senate campaign, most speaking out for the first time, told Reuters they would not work for her again. Fiorina, once one of America´s most powerful businesswomen, is now campaigning for the Republican nomination in 2016. The reason: for more than four years, Fiorina - who has an estimated net worth of up to $120

Robert Gates: Boy Scouts´ ban on
gay adult leaders not sustainable

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Yahoo! News, by Jason Sickles    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/21/2015 2:32:04     Post Reply
The Boy Scouts of America will no longer seek to revoke the charters of chapters that accept gay adult leaders, the organization´s president, Robert Gates, told its national leadership on Thursday. “The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” Gates said during the BSA´s annual national meeting in Atlanta. The organization took no formal action on its current policy to ban gay adult leaders, but Gates said the group can no longer "ignore growing internal challenges to our current membership policy." “Nor can we ignore the social, political and juridical changes taking place in our country –

   

 

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Chris Matthews Defending Hillary:
FDR Was ´Secretive´ and Turned Out
Best President of 20th Century

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Newsbusters, by Ken Shepherd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/22/2015 12:58:45     Post Reply
Wrapping up a segment dealing with fresh revelations from newly-released Hillary Clinton emails pertaining to Benghazi, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews on Thursday night dutifully spun that Hillary´s "secretive" nature was not a drawback but may in fact be a net positive, comparing her to "secretive" and "manipulative" FDR, who, in Matthews´s estimation, was America´s best president of the 20th century, if not the entire history of the Republic. Here´s the relevant transcript. MSNBC- Hardball-May 21, 2015-7:24 p.m. Eastern -CHRIS MATTHEWS: I think that [Bloomberg TV] focus group is fascinating. Because, it seems to me there is something -- Franklin

   

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