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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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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,


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