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Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone?
New York Times, by Thomas B. Edsall

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/19/2012 2:22:01 PM

The morning after the re-election of President Obama, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners: I went to bed last night thinking we’re outnumbered. I went to bed last night thinking all this discussion we’d had about this election being the election that will tell us whether or not we’ve lost the country. I went to bed last night thinking we’ve lost the country. I don’t know how else you look at this. The conservative talk show host, who had been an upbeat, if initially doubtful, Romney supporter throughout the campaign, was on a post-election downer:

If we continue down this path it sure is. We cannot expect to survive when almost half of the country is living off the other half of the country. Margaret Thatcher was correct. The problem with socialism is you run out of other people´s money. The Democrats must be so proud of themselves that "young people hold a favorable view of socialism." Those communists in the teachers´ unions have done their job exquisitely.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 11/19/2012 2:24:45 PM     (No. 9023973)

Socialism in America leads to total societal breakdown-- inevitable when there are to many takers and fakers and too few constitutionalists left to carry the weight.

Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 11/19/2012 2:28:09 PM     (No. 9023981)

notice how communists try to ISOLATE..
they say "Rush Limbaugh´s" country..
NOT "America as AMERICANS" country..
they are talking about US..
NORMAL Americans..
but, as they use Bush, Rove or the Catholic Church, they try to direct their animosity of a general idea to something they pinpoint..
you´d think we´d learn..




Reply 3 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/19/2012 2:29:56 PM     (No. 9023985)

The headline makes me puke. It´s OUR Country. Rush thinks the way we do.

Reply 4 - Posted by: RightShoe, 11/19/2012 2:34:57 PM     (No. 9023992)

The question now is what do we do to get it back?

Reply 5 - Posted by: pixie1942, 11/19/2012 2:37:02 PM     (No. 9023993)

Reply 6 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/19/2012 2:42:41 PM     (No. 9024003)

This coming from someone whose employer is next to gone.

Reply 7 - Posted by: pixie1942, 11/19/2012 2:43:59 PM     (No. 9024005)

Yes it is. it is now the united socialist states of america. I want to know how long it will be till the takers are rioting in the streets like Greece. I guess they will really be pi---d off when nobody is paying taxes and there are no jobs what so ever, I hope I have passed by then.God help my country...




Reply 8 - Posted by: trapper, 11/19/2012 2:55:35 PM     (No. 9024028)

On one of my dark days I answer this way:

I´m sorry, but the answer is "yes." America´s rise coincided with its industrialization. We are now fully developed, and have built everything we needed to build. Roads, bridges, buildings, houses, appliances, all of it. And we built it with American labor. Then we got greedy and lazy. Unions helped American workers demand money and benefits for their labor that far outstripped what their jobs were worth. There is a reason sneakers are made in China by somebody making a dollar a day. That´s all those jobs are worth. It was all those jobs were worth when they were filled by Americans making $20 an hour. And that´s why they are gone.

Mexicans pour over our border to pick our food and bus our tables and cut our grass for pocket change because we are no longer williing to do it ourselves for what it is really worth. All the big work is done. And since that was what America was built on, so is America.

There used to be a saying that if you wanted to know what your wife-to-be will look like when you are old, look at her mother. America - take a good look at England. Then go cash you unemployment check.

Reply 9 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/19/2012 2:56:41 PM     (No. 9024029)

Assuming the figures from the writer are correct .... this is truly frightening.
Someone has to pay for all of the greedy with their noses in the trough. Govt workers don´t actually pay taxes on their income and contribute anything. They receive and don´t give.

Half the population seems to be getting and not giving. Who the hell is paying for all of this?????

Reply 10 - Posted by: Shadow722, 11/19/2012 2:57:26 PM     (No. 9024030)

I listen to Rush because he is entertaining, not for his political acumen. After all I´m not a mindless drone.

That´s why I´m stocking up on ammo, and food, because this country is a raging dumpster fire that is going to spread, quickly.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum, and it is too way late to save this Republic by working within the system.....Time to go Gault

Reply 11 - Posted by: geoman, 11/19/2012 2:58:36 PM     (No. 9024032)

Skip the article´s prose and go to the survey data. They are very illustrative. Our nation´s black and younger population are simply socialists. Hispanics are trending socialist, which speaks volumes about who it is the Dream Act and its clones are intended to solidify as voting, government dependent citizens. It seems the older illegals may have had more in common with traditional America that their children in that they came here to work; their offspring, not so much. All of our children are turning pink thanks to the educational cabal and the media´s cultural coup.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 11/19/2012 3:05:28 PM     (No. 9024046)

Limbaugh´s country will be around long after the NYTwits are closed and shuttered, with their last employees institutionalized, muttering "We coulda been a contender."




Reply 13 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/19/2012 3:07:04 PM     (No. 9024050)

That so many young people walk around asking "What´s so bad about socialism?" and have a positive view of it is proof that conservatives have failed to explain what´s wrong with socialism and communism since the end of the Cold War, when it was taken for granted. If we can´t quickly explain why socialism is bad in a way that young people can understand, then we are doomed to lose the ideological battle on this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/19/2012 3:10:10 PM     (No. 9024058)

More liberal gloating. The election changed nothing. And this fool should stick wondering "what´s the matter with Kansas". Terrible liberal fantasy.

Reply 15 - Posted by: bubby, 11/19/2012 3:10:54 PM     (No. 9024059)

IMHO the tipping point was reached on 11/06/12 and we will not be able to turn back to a Constitional Republic. The illegals will get citizenship and will vote with the Dems, both parties will continue trillion dollar deficits, the number of takers and free benefits will continue to escalate and no one or party in Congress will stop it. We will go off the cliff no matter what is negotiated this year. The taxes will increase the promised cuts will never happen and forecasted balanced budgets will never materialize and the msm will blame the Republicans no matter what happens. Just a wild guess.

Reply 16 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/19/2012 3:18:30 PM     (No. 9024071)

Now you have really ticked us off. Watch what happens in the mid-term elections in 2014! We won the house this year, again, and we will have real Tea Party people to run in 2014 when we take the Senate and totally "lame duck" the "won".

Reply 17 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/19/2012 3:18:58 PM     (No. 9024072)

If "Rush Limbaugh´s" country is gone, Mr. Edsall, then so is "your" country -- because when the producers leave, the victory-dancing parasites will quickly discover they have no one left to suck dry.

Then again, if the GOP recaptures the Senate (and holds the House) in 2014, will the NYT ask whether Rush Limbaugh´s country is back?




Reply 18 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/19/2012 3:19:18 PM     (No. 9024073)

Rush is an entertainer. He tells his listeners what they want to hear. It is best not to mistake what you want to hear with reality.

Reply 19 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 11/19/2012 3:36:42 PM     (No. 9024088)

I believe in God.
If we remain strong in our faith and pray for His help, we can save this country and bring it back to what it was meant to be.
Lord, help us discern what you want for this country and to become a part of whatever process you are blessing.

Reply 20 - Posted by: rburns, 11/19/2012 3:39:01 PM     (No. 9024093)

Rush believes in OUR United States of America unlike the worthless that sponge off of OUR money. I believe in the SAME USA and if anybody doesn´t like it, BRING IT ON!

Reply 21 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/19/2012 3:42:53 PM     (No. 9024096)

Yes, and we´ll never get it back with the corrupt system we have now. If the GOP thinks that it can turn things around by pretending that rampant voter fraud doesn´t exist and by "reaching out" to the XBox crowd and the Obamaphone Lady...good luck.

Reply 22 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/19/2012 3:45:30 PM     (No. 9024104)

Ha! We would be depressed if we were looking to the Republican Party as it is now organized to save the nation. They have already proven the are every bit as self-serving as elected Democrats. No. The nation´s one hope is an Awakening to God. It´s already starting.



Reply 23 - Posted by: NancyD, 11/19/2012 3:49:39 PM     (No. 9024113)

I listened to Rush today (as in everyday) and I don´t think the country is "gone", just due to the FACT that the socialists are irritated, annoyed, insulted just by calling them "Socialists". That has struck a nerve with them and they don´t like it. So maybe they have a soul and someday they will be able to search it and see what they are doing/taking from other U.S. Citizens.

This might be a long shot, and they have been able to shake the "liberal" label and change it to "Progressive" because it "sounds" nicer, but Socialist has an eerie bad karma that surrounds it. And they know it.

Reply 24 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/19/2012 3:53:02 PM     (No. 9024115)

Now-a-days it seems like a badly worn cliche to say, "Ayn Rand was right!", but I will say it anyway. Ayn Rand was right! There are those who really do just want everything given to them with no effort required at all. And if they can get everything with no effort at all, why then, just give it to me. What´s the problem?

It is informative to read this article. It is also informative to read the comments after it. There are people who seem to be pretty intelligent in their comments but have their subjects exactly backwards. Substitute liberal for conservative and Obama with Romney and vice/versa where ever they are encountered and it will approximate the truth. Black is white and up is down.

This article is just about the epitome of what you would expect from the New York Times and its respondents. The exception is the hard data presented in the tables. That is likely to be fairly accurate.

Reply 25 - Posted by: thegare, 11/19/2012 3:56:02 PM     (No. 9024118)

In 2014 the GOP will pick up nine of the twenty incumbent democrat senate seats up for reelection and lose one (Maine) for a net gain of eight and control of the Senate

Reply 26 - Posted by: terror118, 11/19/2012 3:58:06 PM     (No. 9024123)

The socialism that in the 1920s, ´30s and ´40s was spoken of in hushed tones became "chic" in the ´50s. In the ´60s, it gained traction with LBJ and hippie philosophy; in the 70s and ´80s it went somewhat dormant, especially when RR was president. Socialism gained respectability in the ´90s, with Clinton. A weak and capitulating GWB did nothing to turn things around and neither did the public educational system, underwritten as it was and is by Marxists.

I´m afraid now that capitalism is being taken apart like a clock by socialist swarms. If no one wants to work and everyone is told they don´t have to work, how to we avoid total social collapse? The answer is, we don´t. I´m just glad I´m older and won´t be around much longer.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/19/2012 3:58:42 PM     (No. 9024125)

A bunch of babies like the Edsall puke, born since 1950, have just learned the commie pukes are trying to bury you and you have the gall to call it Rush Limbaugh´s County! It was MY country and my Dad´s and my Granddad´s many many years before the blow-hards among us were born. Get over YOU.

Reply 28 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/19/2012 4:04:25 PM     (No. 9024133)

If it is, we are all in deep trouble.

Reply 29 - Posted by: mikeyt64, 11/19/2012 4:07:05 PM     (No. 9024140)

If each time they said we were dead we were dead then Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Bush would never have been elected/reelected. Suk it libs, you cheated and won but as the old proverb says, be careful what you wish for Hussein Obama will probably give it to you.

Reply 30 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 11/19/2012 4:08:35 PM     (No. 9024141)

If it is then Rush will lose his audience and go off the radio... Hmmmm. That isn´t happening except in the fevered little minds of the left.

Reply 31 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/19/2012 4:10:42 PM     (No. 9024147)

#10 since you find Rush "entertaining" and are not a mindless drone, does that mean you think some of us are? What condescension.

Reply 32 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/19/2012 4:15:05 PM     (No. 9024154)

It is only because WE, on the right, are too darn lazy to get off our couches and get personally involved in organizing people, educating people, and doing everything in our power to fight back and FIX this mess! Yes, we are too lazy, complacent, apathetic, etc... we expect someone ELSE to save us. Yeah, we started out with TEA parties and began to fight back but then we let it go and let others take over and finish it off...that led to the TPs losing their way and going way off message. They should have stuck with Fiscal Responsibility and upholding the Constitution. But no...they had to start talking about abortion and other irrelevant social issues that we won´t win until we regain power. And we won´t regain power if we keep talking about social issues!!

Either way, the point is that we are letting the left win. We are responsible for our own demise. We are lazy. We don´t want to risk anything. We don´t really care enough to act on it. Be honest. This is war and we are not really fighting back.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/19/2012 4:22:01 PM     (No. 9024164)

Gone? Our side has lost? Tell you what Professor Edsall, if your leftist friends at the FCC should ever try and separate The Maha Rushie from his "Golden EIB Microphone," there will be a Second American Revolution...Count on it!

Reply 34 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 11/19/2012 4:30:02 PM     (No. 9024174)

Typical liberal la la land thinking.

Unemployment among college graduates is over 25% so of course the fix for a glut of over educated brain dead hangers on is:

"The rising American electorate’s most important priority for the president and the Congress is “investing in education,”

to produce even more over educated but inemployable drone dem voters.

Because in Dem land the way to create high paying jobs in a market where there is a huge glut of overpriced workers is to add crushing taxes to the job creators in order to produce even more overpriced workers.

Reply 35 - Posted by: nina584, 11/19/2012 4:31:47 PM     (No. 9024177)

I think election fraud is the main problem. When you have places like Philly where 100 % go to their candidate it denies the voice of the whole state.Also places voting 150% of registered voter is pure election theft.I don´t hear none in the republican party complaining or fighting for the vote to be verified.They in their stupid minds think they would look like sore losers.intead they are dumb losers for not asserting our right to a clean election.

Reply 36 - Posted by: tomishere, 11/19/2012 4:49:01 PM     (No. 9024198)

The country is gone, Obama care itself will make sure of that. The sad part is when everything crashes, most people won´t know why.

Reply 37 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/19/2012 4:49:57 PM     (No. 9024199)

Oh,uh, Mr. Edsall, Mr. Edsall, what did you say the circulation of the New York Times was? Is it true that it´s 1/20 of the listeners of the Rush Limbaugh show?

Reply 38 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/19/2012 5:16:02 PM     (No. 9024228)

Pew trust anything is a lefty cover..ditto Columbia U .. All sorosized and alinskyites to the core... This is all of a piece to quiet us, make us give up ...bs to their numbers it all depends on the questions asked.. And as for Maha Rushie...he really does bug the obots doesn´t he ?a ray of sunshine in my day....;)

Reply 39 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/19/2012 5:18:18 PM     (No. 9024230)

#32 is correct, but we don´t really have a leader that can coalesce the resistance. Maybe things have to get really bad.

I am doing my part for the resistance -- I have quit my high-paying job and will pay no taxes to this corrupt socialist federal government. I have been saving and investing for decades so I can do this. Its a small part, but its the best I can do on my own.

Reply 40 - Posted by: Muguy, 11/19/2012 5:20:35 PM     (No. 9024235)

Rush´s theme song is "My City Was Gone"....

We now live in a post-Judeo Christian, post-Constitutional quasi-dictatorship.

It hasn´t been taken down yet, but we are crumbling within because of character flaws, lack of personal honor and integrity, and moral decay.

Reply 41 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/19/2012 5:22:30 PM     (No. 9024239)

#39 cont - forgot to mention that the other part of my resistance is to go hyper-frugal. I just shut off my cell phone service (no, I don´t have an Obamaphone, so the mooches are living larger than I am). I will not go out to eat anytime I can eat at home, and I am keeping my 15 year old car until it falls apart.

Spending money into this economy is exactly what the liberals want us to do. If we all go hyper-frugal, we can help to bring the system down.

Reply 42 - Posted by: Burger, 11/19/2012 5:50:24 PM     (No. 9024278)

At least we know who the electable one was.

Reply 43 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/19/2012 6:13:33 PM     (No. 9024306)

Perhaps the Pubbies will now realize who the real enemy is, the Mainstream Media. If you want to take the country back, you have to do battle against the enemy, not a few straw men they put up every 4 years.

Our press is a hindrance to our nation. How could that have happened? I´ll tell you how, only the dumbest of the dumb go into "journalism".

Reply 44 - Posted by: kelty, 11/19/2012 6:16:34 PM     (No. 9024309)

Remember to include corporations and special interests in with your definition of freeloaders. Aggregated $ is aggregated $.

Reply 45 - Posted by: beancounter, 11/19/2012 6:20:57 PM     (No. 9024313)

So they want to expand education and protect social security and medicare. And the way they plan to do it is by raising taxes on millionaires?

Seems to me these people all flunked math class.

Reply 46 - Posted by: kelty, 11/19/2012 6:36:11 PM     (No. 9024338)

Looking at the numbers...

Bottom line if you have a system that produces only a few winners and a ton of losers, guess what is going to happen? Especially if it´s a game with a stacked deck. Notice the young people were pretty much evenly divided. I don´t think this makes them "more socialist", I think it means they are inexperienced. As they get older, and get thrown into one slot or the other, they´ll vote one way or the other.

Our system, IMO, has a root level issues that produce terrible outcomes from both a Republican and Dem point of view. On the one hand, you get * on by the powerful and fed Rush Limbaugh type lies & pablum that you still have a chance in that system (which is the ideal, but false), on the other you (the majority) get told you have no chance and thrown a few dollars to make your imprisonment a little easier to take. Woo Hoo. They are both depressing.

Reply 47 - Posted by: judy, 11/19/2012 6:42:22 PM     (No. 9024347)

Rush has more listeners than NY Times has readers.....NY Times get over it , Romney won.

Reply 48 - Posted by: franq, 11/19/2012 6:42:38 PM     (No. 9024349)

Yes. It´s survival now.

Reply 49 - Posted by: Laurie, 11/19/2012 7:08:03 PM     (No. 9024390)

#39...Bill Whittle has a plan. Go to YouTube and look for his hour long video addressing the Hancock Park Patriots last week. I think it´s called Where Do We Go From Here. Also be sure to watch the additional Q&A video from that session. Brought my husband and me to tears...of hope.

Reply 50 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/19/2012 7:20:33 PM     (No. 9024415)

For those of you that are Catholic I say take a look at the Church. Those were dark days after Vatican II was completely hijacked and misinterpreted by the lefties in the Church. We thought, our Church is gone. Our Mass was changed, our schools were changed, our orders of nuns and brothers were fractured, priests taught (or looked the other way) on heresy and sin, altar girls became the crack in the door to allowing women into the priesthood, feminism ran rampant, etc. Today we see a swing in the opposition direction (albeit a slow one, much like an ocean liner turning). But it has turned and we did survive and our youth are better-educated and more involved. Is this majority of the Church? No, but it´s a start. We can beat the lefties back. Now, go pray and ask God for guidance.

Reply 51 - Posted by: bob913, 11/19/2012 9:48:52 PM     (No. 9024567)

I am getting tired of Rush whining. Too much of it from what i read at his site.

Reply 52 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/20/2012 1:28:44 AM     (No. 9024684)

#49 thanks for the reference -- that was an amazing talk. I´m not sure I´m on board for the space mission, but I learned a lot from the discussion. I still feel like my best course of action (which suits me best and which I can do on my own) is to stop feeding the beast by not earning anything and thus not paying any taxes. Also, living a super frugal lifestyle, which I already do now anyway. But now I will be motivated to resist temptation to spend frivolously by my determination to starve our economy of the excesses which the socialists need to oil their machine.

Reply 53 - Posted by: Judith, 11/20/2012 8:19:30 AM     (No. 9025035)


Reply 54 - Posted by: kiltedone, 11/20/2012 2:31:45 PM     (No. 9026000)

Yes, gone. The fact is we are outnumbered. Tipping point is reached in spite of all the fist waving.

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WASHINGTON — The 2016 presidential marathon began this week when Hillary Clinton had a very visible, heavily promoted White House lunch with President Obama, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw a political punch at one of his potential rivals for the Republican nomination. If there were any doubts that the former secretary of state plans to run for president, they were put to rest when she and Obama had lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office on Monday. The White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy, took pictures of the tete-a-tete that were

Putin and Snowden: The Continuing
Humiliation of President Obama
PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/3/2013 11:31:36 AM     Post Reply
By granting a yearly and renewable asylum to Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin has challenged President Barack Obama. He has made it clear that the famous “reset” button with Russia, signed onto and endorsed by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of State, meant only that the United States would allow Russia to get away with what it wanted in international affairs as long as Putin’s authority was not challenged. Russia would continue to aid its Syrian ally, no matter what “red lines” were crossed, and all the United States would do is urge Russia to act differently.

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Distracted, distant Obama worries
Democrats, White House aides

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Capitol Hill Blue, (Floyd, VA), by John Weston    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/4/2013 7:58:15 AM     Post Reply
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”

Al Qaeda haunts August
as State Dept. issues worldwide
travel alert, closes embassies

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Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/3/2013 12:56:43 AM     Post Reply
Citing a potential al Qaeda attack, the State Department on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert and warned American citizens that the terrorist group may be plotting a strike in the Middle East, North Africa or elsewhere. “Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” reads a portion of the alert, which lasts until the end of the month.

Director of Mayors Against
Illegal Guns Says ‘Don’t
Shoot’ If Someone Comes At
You With a Deadly Weapon

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/3/2013 5:46:09 AM     Post Reply
Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze gave some ambiguous and potentially dangerous self defense advice Friday on “Hardball.” Glaze, speaking in opposition to “Stand Your Ground” laws, said in a circumstance where someone “comes at you” with an axe handle one should attempt to either “talk,” “fight with your fists,” “run away,” or “deescalate the situation,” but not shoot the attacker: MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an ax handle. CHRIS MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the ax handle armed or not?

Jay Z: Wealth Inequality
Will Bring Unrest ´No Amount
of Police Can Solve´

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Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/3/2013 7:47:30 PM     Post Reply
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression

Intel community worried Obama administration
disclosed too much about latest al Qaeda threat

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Washington Times, by LISA RUTH    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 8/4/2013 7:08:12 AM     Post Reply
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”

400 area retail, fast-food
workers demand $15-an-hour
minimum wage

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Sun-Times [Chicago IL], by Meenakshi Dalal    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/2/2013 4:02:32 PM     Post Reply
About 400 area retail and fast-food workers, together with colleagues nationally, participated in a strike Thursday to demand raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “If not $15, then something. I mean give us something. I work 36 hours a week and barely make enough to pay my rent, gas bill, light bill. It gets to the point where I barely have enough for lunch sometimes,” said Angel Richardson, 21, who works at McDonald’s. “I’m five months pregnant, what am I going to do in four months? I hope something changes.” The minimum wage is $7.25 nationally and $8.25

Make Olympics in Russia the gayest ever
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CNN, by Frida Ghitis    Original Article
Posted By: mark34- 8/3/2013 12:41:25 PM     Post Reply
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?

White House holds high-level
meeting over security threat

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Reuters, by Jeff Mason    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/4/2013 5:29:08 AM     Post Reply
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.

Texas prison system running
out of execution drug

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Associated Press, by Micheal Graczyk    Original Article
Posted By: Az Roadrunner- 8/2/2013 4:31:07 PM     Post Reply
The nation´s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Thursday that its remaining supply of phenobarbital expires in September and that no alternatives have been found. It wasn´t immediately clear whether two executions scheduled for next month would be delayed. The state has already executed 11 death-row inmates this year, and at least seven more have execution dates in coming months. "We will be unable to use our current supply of phenobarbital after it expires," agency spokesman Jason Clark said. "We are exploring all options at this time."

Lindsey Graham challenger
Nancy Mace´s biggest obstacle:
Her association with FITSNews

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City Paper [Charleston, SC], by Chris Haire    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/3/2013 4:27:22 PM     Post Reply
Goose Creek resident Nancy Mace officially announced her campaign to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Party primary. The first woman to graduate from the Citadel, Mace is a well-regarded up-and-comer in Palmetto State politics, counting at least one notable South Carolina Tea Party fave as an ally, state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). However, if Mace truly hopes to secure the SCGOP nomination, she will need to answer questions about another comrade, Will Folks of FITSNews. As the former co-owner of FITSNews, Mace presided over the South Carolina political gossip site during its most infamous days;

Outrage as Obama´s face is
used for dart target practice
at New York county fair

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Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/3/2013 5:52:12 PM     Post Reply
A dart game that used President Obama´s face for target practice at a county fair in New York state is being dismantled today. Fairgoer Abigail Czapsky submitted photos of the booth at Otsego County Fair to HuffPost yesterday, which show President Obama´s face lined up alongside yellow stars in a dart game. According to Czapsky´s Facebook page, following yesterday´s HuffPost story the booth has now taken down the offensive targets. Czapsky says the Otsego County Fair Board called her to apologize about the booth and explain that it was being taken down. Not one individual on the fair board

The Climate Is Set to Change ´Orders
of Magnitude´ Faster Than at Any
Time in the Past 65 Million Years

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Atlantic, by Rebecca J. Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/2/2013 7:33:39 PM     Post Reply
Some of the earliest clues scientists had that Earth´s climate has changed over time were mismatches between the fossil record and a current ecosystem. How could this palm tree have grown in Wyoming? Why have fossils of the tropical breadfruit tree been found as far north as Greenland? These cold places must have once been warm and wet. The world is not as it has always been. And somehow, despite the tumult, species adapted, moving thousands of miles to habitats where they could survive. Won´t species today just do the same as temperatures rise in the years ahead?

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