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Roosevelt’s movable feast
sparked outrage in year
of ‘Franksgiving’

Washington Times [DC], by Stephen Dinan

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 11/22/2012 4:54:07 PM

The year was 1939, and American businesses, still reeling from the previous year’s recession, decided they wanted an extra week of Christmas shopping. The solution? They asked President Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving up a week. Roosevelt complied — and confusion and outrage ensued. Calendar makers were enraged, families ended up celebrating on different days from one another, and some accused the president of embracing communism. Within three years, Congress had had enough and passed legislation officially setting Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday of November.

      


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More Questions ABC-NBC-CBS-
CNN-PBS-NPR-AP-NYT-LAT Won’t Ask
Townhall, by Shawn Mitchell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 2:28:03 PM     Post Reply
URGENT MEMORANDUM -TO: All the Better National Reporters -FROM: The Coach. SUBJECT: The Appearance of Credibility. Listen people, you’re doing great work. Our guy’s holding up very well considering how rough the economy is. No jobs, sky high dependency. Best part: people don’t blame him. They think he’s an innocent bystander rather than president for the last five years. We’re getting it done! (Snip) But in a really low blow, Matthew Continetti wrote a column pointing out that America’s elite scribblers had an extended audience with the leader of the free world and didn’t ask a single question about,

   

 

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RNC warns networks: Drop Clinton
movies or lose 2016 GOP debates
The Hill (Washington DC), by Jonathan Easley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 1:31:17 PM     Post Reply
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement. In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt,

OFA Attracts One Person for
ObamaCare Event
Breitbart Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 1:22:25 PM     Post Reply
Organizing for America, the advocacy off-shoot of Barack Obama´s reelection campaign, has declared August as a month of "action." It is taking a page from the Tea Party playbook and trying to show grass-roots support for Obama´s agenda. Its first event on Sunday, Barack Obama´s birthday, was to promote the benefits of ObamaCare. In Northern Virginia, a base of support for Obama, it attracted one volunteer. One. From Politico: The Centreville event’s lone attendee, Lynn Duvall of Fairfax, Va., told POLITICO that it was her family’s own medical burdens that fueled her passion for Obamacare.

´The Butler´ made Barbara Bush cry
Politico, by Talia Buford    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 12:34:25 PM     Post Reply
Lee Daniels hasn’t screened “The Butler” for the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but he did get to share a tub of popcorn with the Bushes when he showed them the movie a few months ago. “Barbara Bush loved [my movie] ´Precious,´ shockingly, and I couldn’t believe it,” Daniels said during a roundtable discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention. “I thought it was a set up or something. She sent me this lovely, really powerful email … and she said please come up and show the Butler to us in Maine.”

Violent felon back on the job
at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Sun-Times [Chicago IL], by Chris Fusco    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 12:26:04 PM     Post Reply
A questionable decision seven years ago by a politically connected University of Illinois at Chicago administrator has led to the reinstatement of a violent felon to a $73,985-a-year on-campus job. Besides having to put Thomas J. Morano back on the payroll, the state university is on the hook for legal fees and back pay amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Fired six years ago, Morano, 59, went back to work June 3 as an auto mechanic foreman at a UIC garage. He got his job back despite having been convicted of attempted murder

Laugh it up: Study finds
late-night comics using
Democrats as punchlines
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 11:31:03 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama, the joke´s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats are providing the lion´s share of punchlines. Obama was the target of 288 monologue jokes made by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel, according to an analysis released Monday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. The next most joked-about individual was New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, at 120. His numbers are likely to jump fast,

   

 

  


 
The name of Obama´s game is blame
Orange County Register [CA], by Carl M. Cannon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/5/2013 7:26:37 AM     Post Reply
By traditional standards, the 2012 presidential election should have hinged on who offered the best ideas for dealing with the nation´s high unemployment and tepid economic growth – with most of the attention on the incumbent´s fiscal stewardship. It didn´t work out that way. Instead, President Obama and his team ran a relentlessly negative campaign, with the news media, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, going along for the ride. When Democrats did deign to discuss the economy, they essentially claimed Paul Ryan would roll your grandmother off a cliff in her wheelchair –

South Korea´s NY Pie Donuts
may be as popular as NYC´s cronut
United Press International, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 9:36:40 PM     Post Reply
SEOUL- People are lining up in South Korea for New York Pie Donuts at Dunkin Donuts, just as they keep doing for its inspiration the New York City, the company says. Earlier this year, Dominque Ansel´s trademarked cronut -- a croissant-doughnut hybrid -- was so popular people waited in line to buy it at a New York City bakery. The cronut -- layers of puff pastry made into a doughnut shape and fried -- can only be purchased at the New York City bakery because of the trademark. Adding to the sugary, flaky cronut cachet is that

Michele Obama wishes ´grayer´
Barack Obama happy birthday
Telegraph [UK], Agencies, by Chris Irvine,    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 5:27:46 PM     Post Reply
Mrs Obama sent out the message to her 450,000 followers: "Happy birthday, Barack! Your hair´s a little grayer, but I love you more than ever", via her official account, @FLOTUS. The message was accompanied by a black and white photo of the Obamas as a young couple relaxing on a sofa. Mr Obama is spending his 52nd birthday weekend at Camp David, the rural presidential retreat in Maryland. He was due to return to Washington later on Sunday. He played golf on Saturday with friends from his time in Hawaii and Chicago.

State Department extends
closure of embassies, consulates
USA Today, by Sarah Lynch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 5:18:34 PM     Post Reply
CAIRO — The U.S. State Department announced that it will extend the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Middle East through Saturday, including a small number of additional posts. A press release on the department´s website said the closures were out of an "abundance of caution" and not an "indication of a new threat." The posts that will be closed through Saturday include: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Dhahran, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Manama, Muscat, Sanaa, Tripoli, Antanarivo, Bujumbura, Djibouti, Khartoum, Kigali, and Port Louis. Other posts will be allowed to reopen as normal on Monday, including

Schumer: Move G-20 summit to
punish "schoolyard bully" Putin
CBS News, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 3:49:27 PM     Post Reply
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in

   

 

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Rookie cops shoot 14-year-
old dead after teen opened
fire in South Bronx
New York Post, by Kirstan Conley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 1:05:29 PM     Post Reply
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.



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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.”

The Dependably Unfaithful Colin Powell
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American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/5/2013 6:42:46 AM     Post Reply
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu

Intel community worried Obama administration
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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.”

The Front Man
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National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/5/2013 5:33:42 AM     Post Reply
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes

   

 

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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.

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

The Rise of Al-Qaeda and Why the
Administration Lied about Benghazi

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PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/5/2013 4:55:13 AM     Post Reply
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.

The Cringing Superpower
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National Review Online, by Mark Steyn    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/4/2013 9:50:53 PM     Post Reply
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.

Professor says kids no longer
need to learn spelling and
grammar because of smartphones

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Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 10:55:19 AM     Post Reply
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make

   

 



 
Kass: Was police killing of
95-year-old necessary?

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Chicago Tribune, by John Kass    Original Article
Posted By: US Veteran- 8/4/2013 1:51:20 PM     Post Reply
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.

Schumer: Move G-20 summit to
punish "schoolyard bully" Putin

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CBS News, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/4/2013 3:49:27 PM     Post Reply
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in

What should be next to
Trayvon Martin´s hoodie
in the Smithsonian?

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/4/2013 11:54:06 AM     Post Reply
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.

   

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