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More Americans Will Use Food
Stamps For Thanksgiving This
Year Than Ever Before

U.S. News and World Report, by Elizabeth Flock

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Posted By:Drive, 11/20/2012 8:52:04 PM

More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before, according to a new report from the nonprofit government watchdog group The Sunlight Foundation. The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal per person for less than the cost of an average cup of coffee.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gomershabazz, 11/20/2012 9:04:56 PM     (No. 9026691)

give thanks for working white folk.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 11/20/2012 9:25:44 PM     (No. 9026705)

I am working but broke-- stuffing a Jennie-0 turkey loaf with the last of my Twinkies.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: valinva, 11/20/2012 9:34:51 PM     (No. 9026712)

I guess they will have to skip the chips and soda for a week so they can buy the turkey. Oh wait a minute, they probably got the turkey free from the food bank.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 11/20/2012 9:35:51 PM     (No. 9026713)

Forgive me..but most of these "food stamps folks" will be the first in line for the Black Friday sales...very sad for this country



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Reply 5 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 11/20/2012 9:37:32 PM     (No. 9026714)

Forgive me..but most of these "food stamps folks" will be the first in line for the Black Friday sales...very sad for this country, yep I am just a tad bitter...





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Reply 6 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 11/20/2012 9:43:30 PM     (No. 9026720)

...OF COURSE there will be more using stamps than ever. DUH!. 0bama has gotten more hooked on them as ever...

...and of course, many are blessed by having them. But I have seen enough overflowing carts with junk I would never buy WOULD SOMEONE like to study the link between the increase of food stamps and obesity and diabetes in the country. Their diet would seem to lead one there...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kelty, 11/20/2012 9:44:52 PM     (No. 9026721)

We haven´t had turkey in a zillion years. We usually go to a vegetarian relative´s for Thanksgiving. They really have enormous neighborhood Thanksgivings - they invite all the strays so they´ll have somewhere to be.

This year will be different. The relative in question, professional and well-off, is no longer so well off due to the economy, so has to be on the road by air almost all the time to pick up assignments here and there and is really too tired/weary to do Thanksgiving. We have also had to make changes and don´t have the time/money to spare to go up. etc. etc.

It won´t be a year of family and gathering, that´s for sure.

I´d be happy with some stuffing/cranberry and gravy.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: DARling, 11/20/2012 9:45:26 PM     (No. 9026723)

My cup of coffee doesn´t cost a buck twenty-five. I buy it on sale and brew my own. That is where the premise is flawed.

I think if you have a family of four, you can easily prepare a meal of sale-purchased meat, fresh vegetables or salad ingredients, and potatoes or rice. You might have to eat hamburger or not the greatest chicken parts, but it can be done. Also, the meat-flavored meal, vs the meat dominated meal, makes this workable for a five dollar budget for the meal.

The comparison to the store-bought cup of coffee makes me think the average person thinks they are deprived if they can´t buy prepared food from the grocery store or a restaurant. Learning how to cook and otherwise take care of oneself is the best way to live on a tight budget.

We all have tales of being in line behind someone buying all regular-priced meats and processed foods instead of items to cook from scratch.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DARling, 11/20/2012 9:45:58 PM     (No. 9026726)

That is, in line behind someone with an EBT card buying regular-priced items.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 11/20/2012 10:10:54 PM     (No. 9026744)

If you prepare your food from scratch, Thanksgiving dinner is one of the cheapest meals to prepare, and will feed a bunch feed people.

I´ve had to cut out the appetizers I used to serve, and no Andes mints after diner. One S-I-L brings some beer, and now that the Gramma´s have departed this world, I save on the booze. No one drinks Manhattan´s any more.

Now that I think abut it I really wish I still had to worry about the Manhattan fixin´s.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: losgatos, 11/20/2012 10:28:25 PM     (No. 9026763)

Of course all the way to town today there were ads asking us to buy turkeys to distribute to the "poor". My response to that is...don´t sell your food stamps to buy dope this month and buy your own turkey!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Shells, 11/20/2012 10:38:38 PM     (No. 9026786)

Why should I donate to food banks for the "needy" when the needy enjoy the benefits of my hard earned money every day. Sitting on their fat butts doing nothing but collecting from the stash?

My heart has hardened.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/20/2012 10:41:45 PM     (No. 9026790)

A majority of Americans voted in 2012 out of fear of a destitute future filled with dependence on the government handouts thanks to a school system that produces crappy graduates & union fat cats pricing the US out of manufacturing, rather out of faith in future success based on free enterprise & hard work.

The cultural mileau of the US has change for the worse thanks to coarsening of popular entertainment which has been more focused on money-making than on uplifting & inspiring people.

Thanksgiving has now become less on recognizing God´s beneficience & grace and more of just another occasion for families to gather together.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: trapper, 11/20/2012 11:11:20 PM     (No. 9026819)

You´re welcome.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/20/2012 11:27:52 PM     (No. 9026836)

Since half of food stamp recipients are obese, I think the per-meal cost is skewed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: steveW, 11/21/2012 12:04:35 AM     (No. 9026866)

Democrats, sooner or later, will pay for what they have done to the country. The ones in office, and the ones who keep putting them there, sooner or later..

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Reply 17 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 11/21/2012 1:49:08 AM     (No. 9026914)

I saw a well groomed, well dressed middle age woman sporting a purse covered with the letter C (as in the word coach), trying to buy a 6-pack of beer at Walmart with a Oregon Trail card....state run food assistance program. It really upset me.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/21/2012 5:50:55 AM     (No. 9027009)

True story. I followed a women and her two children through the store last night. I overheard her telling her son that obama needs to change Thanksgiving to the beginning of the month when her "obama stash money" comes through. How can obama expect people to have enough money left close to the end of the month? Yes, she was black. Dear God help us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/21/2012 6:55:24 AM     (No. 9027087)

It´s so ironic. This holiday started as a result of thankfulness, which is free, and available to everyone 24/7- but the food was limited to what was produced or hunted.

Now thankfulness seems to be in very short supply...but the EBT cards are free.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/21/2012 7:15:26 AM     (No. 9027117)

And Romney was criticized by all dems and a whole bunch of so-called republicans.
Obama got what we paid for.... votes.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/21/2012 7:16:57 AM     (No. 9027119)

I am forever grateful that my husband and I lived on graduate student wages ($3000) in the late 60s (about $16000 today) -- and that was with a baby. I learned to do wonders with hamburger and whatever´s on sale, and still do.

Yep, the food stamp crowd will be first in line on Black Friday, creating a rumpus, buying junk.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickeymat, 11/21/2012 7:24:38 AM     (No. 9027127)

And more non Americans.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/21/2012 7:26:44 AM     (No. 9027131)

Yesterday Rush was talking about the second biggest item in a damily´s budget now. The cell phone bill, averaging 300-400/ month.

How many of the Obama voters on cell phones have tricked out phones with data service? These dang people have no idea what it costs to raise a child(ren), because the government is doing it for them.

I´ve had it with these dang people. Last Friday I was in Wal Mart behind people here illegally. They bought a tray of mini sized Pringles, a big pack of jello individual serving sizes, brand name diapers, etc. Why am I buying store brand paper towels,shampoo, cereal? I don´t buy the mini packs of stuff b/c it´s not a wise use of my money. I get so angry. I´m Catholic, and the bishops are all behind the DREAM act, yet the bishops have no regard for the immorality of people here illegally, receiving US taxpayer paid benefits.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/21/2012 7:54:52 AM     (No. 9027170)

Romney was right - this election was won/bought by Obama giving tax dollars to certain groups. Jindal, Huckabee, et all can stuff it about the GOP having a message to reach out to everyone. Just what was it about Romney´s message that was meant for everyone?

If I see one more box at my office or grocery store for the local food bank - I´m gonna scream.

I take care of myself, my family and my animals. Leave me alone.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/21/2012 8:07:49 AM     (No. 9027199)

Correction:

Just what was it about Romney´s message that was NOT meant for everyone?



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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/21/2012 8:09:15 AM     (No. 9027203)

Obama must be soooo proud! His plan is working very well.

My heart goes out to all those not gaming the system, being forced to use food stamps to survive because of this horrendous economy. The others, not so much.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LZK, 11/21/2012 8:20:52 AM     (No. 9027229)

Ditto -- poster #1 -- and on a positive note........

YOU´RE WELCOME!!

LZK

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Reply 28 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/21/2012 8:24:14 AM     (No. 9027238)

How many will be having chips, soda pop and ding dongs for their Thanksgiving dinner. Doubt many of them know how to cook.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/21/2012 9:02:19 AM     (No. 9027318)

Thanks be unto Comrade Obama!

And for those concerned about our nation´s "starving" pigging out on junk food: one bright note -- at least they won´t be poisoning themselves with Twinkies and Wonder Bread.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Democracy First, 11/21/2012 9:06:06 AM     (No. 9027326)

Welcome to Øbamatopia, comrades. Now bow down and WORSHIP him!!!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: southernboy, 11/21/2012 9:06:42 AM     (No. 9027329)

FTA: "...The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps…"

I couldn´t possibly eat that much! Having just gone through the local Piggly-Wiggly Sunday, I couldn´t have gotten to the meat counter even if I could have afforded a piece of beef. All eight check-out lines were open with baskets backed up into the aisle. Not many turkeys in the baskets, but dozens of packages of steaks, Sprite, cookies, chips, ice cream, pizza, Honey Buns. Those funny looking charge cards in full display!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/21/2012 9:52:49 AM     (No. 9027427)

I recently saw a bumper sticker: Keep Working - Millions on welfare depend on you.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: NotaBene, 11/21/2012 10:49:01 AM     (No. 9027552)

It is not only the Food Stamp card, it´s the free Obamaphone that comes with it. I heard that President FoodStamps has redistributed 18,000,000. This is a nice voting community that can be easily organized when agitation or votes are needed. No wonder they turn out to vote for more freebies from Obama´s stash.

In Argentina General Juan Peron used to distribute gifts such as bicycles. Seventy years later Peronistas are still geing elected over and over again.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: broken01, 11/21/2012 11:33:46 AM     (No. 9027665)

This is a true story folks. While I was in the Navy on shore duty in 2001 I got a part time job at the mall in the nearby city. This mall has a more urban clientele than other malls in the area. I was always put on the roster to work on Black Fridays. Talk about welcome to the jungle. Now these will be the same people who will buying their Thanksgiving dinner preps with their EBT cards. The entitlement crowd before they stuff their faces with food tomorrow should give thanks that hard working Americans like me get taxed out the wahzoo so that they can get a free ride. Happy Thanksgiving folks.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: shalimar, 11/21/2012 11:41:22 AM     (No. 9027684)

I see women on Extreme Couponing feeding a family of four for a whole lot less than $1.25 per meal. Of course they have to put in a lot of time and effort to do this--something our govt does not expect from those of limited means.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Kayworthy, 11/21/2012 12:16:58 PM     (No. 9027776)

I just had my one-thousandth arguement with my 90 year old Obama groupie mother after reading her this headline. You cannot get through to these people!!! God grant me the serenity......

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Reply 37 - Posted by: catfur27, 11/21/2012 12:23:37 PM     (No. 9027797)

...they´re no longer called "food stamps"...that´s a tad too degrading...they´re now called "obamafood"..........s/

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 11/21/2012 3:48:59 PM     (No. 9028097)

Ghetto Thanksgiving Prayer:

Lord, we give thanks to King Obama for giving us poor welfare people our free Obamaphones, free HUD housing, free SNAP/EBT benefits, free Head Start, and free Medicaid. Thank you for enabling a ghetto culture where no one needs a father, no one needs a job, and our only obligation in life is to go to the polls every 4 years and vote Democratic for president and for Congress. We thank you that we have a Treasury Secretary and a Majority Leader (both honkies who work for King Obama) who help pay for this by jacking up the debt limit and want to give out unlimited ghetto gravy trains forever. We thank the industrious Chinese for working hard to support this welfare way of life, as well as all of those hard working working class Americans who work two and three jobs just to make ends meet. We thank all of you for working so hard just so that we can spend our money on fancy bling, fancy cars, numerous booty calls, and promiscuous lifestyles. What a wonderful Lord you are, Obama! You enable us to be lazy, rude, and shiftless for entire generations. In you and Michelle´s name, Amen.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Jenny 76, 11/21/2012 5:29:54 PM     (No. 9028235)

I work with older "poor" people. They have all their medical expenses free, their modest appartment costs them $200 a month, their kids and grandkids are usually well off. So, these older people get about $700 cash a month and about $170 food stamps a month (for one person). So, as a result, they do not know what to do with their money - they have leftovers every month. They do not drink or smoke, they do not gamble, they cook at home and do not travel anymore. So, every month they offer extra food stamps to their kids, and kids do not want to use them in the supermarket by the bunch of reasons, one of them being pride.
So, really needy people who can not work, actually have more than enough. And yong people capable of work should be ashamed using food stamps either. Besides, they want many things to buy, so they would be much better off if they apply for a job.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bobn.t, 11/21/2012 8:28:17 PM     (No. 9028468)

I need to quit this working stuff and get on the gravy train.

#1 - my sentiments exactly.
#12 - my sentiments exactly.
#30 - agree

And the dip-wad in the white house wants to give even more and is leading the country to ruin.

America: soon to be like Detroit.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: kelty, 11/22/2012 8:42:58 AM     (No. 9029022)

Walmart hands out food stamp applications withh their hiring paperwork - because they pay so little and give so few hours, they know they´ll need taxpayer subsidization.

I don´t see why I should susidize the freaking walton family.

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President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

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
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
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

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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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

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
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

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
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

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.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
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?

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

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

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

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
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


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