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Black boys see bleak future at school
San Francisco Chronicle, by Jill Tucker

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/4/2012 2:51:37 PM

By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is convinced he will fail in school, a self-fulfilling prophecy driven in part by poverty and trauma, according to the results of a legislative inquiry. The Assembly select committee investigation on the status of boys and men of color also found that the boys are increasingly putting a strain on the state´s economic health. The findings were drawn from several community hearings, expert testimony and the input of hundreds of other stakeholders over 18 months. The final report, scheduled for public release this week, identified education, health and employment

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"Boys of color" are failing in school and in the world of work, incurring enormous social costs. Conspicuously absent among the list of factors are single-parent households, the insanity of paying unemployed young women to have babies out of wedlock, a culture that places no value on education, or a welfare system that provides a free ride for anyone who wants one.

Official solution will be to spend more money "eradicating the root causes of the cycle of poverty"; nothing new under the sun.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/4/2012 3:02:26 PM     (No. 9048334)

Yes, the only reason people are ´poor´ is simply because they don´t have enough money!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: peebster, 12/4/2012 3:03:26 PM     (No. 9048338)

By Kindergarten? The liberal culture of victimhood and hoplessness how now permeated to 5 year olds. We need a gov´t program to fix this...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/4/2012 3:03:35 PM     (No. 9048339)

In addition to the poster´s comment are the NEA dumbing down education, blacks failure to support school vouchers, and the Gov´t imposing Gov´t dependency on blacks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/4/2012 3:06:35 PM     (No. 9048344)

I went to school with a young man from California. He was interested in science and had gone with his high school science teacher to disassemble an old missile silo to build a physics lab. MIT wasn´t challenging enough so he applied to Cal Tech for a physics doctorate after 1 year. Only difference I can see is the individual desire to learn. Maybe if CA focused on potential and opportunity, and less categorization, they achieve better results.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/4/2012 3:13:03 PM     (No. 9048356)

It´s Bush´s fault.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 12/4/2012 3:13:19 PM     (No. 9048357)

Probably even ahead of having an involved parent (or heaven forbid - parentS) on the list of things they can do to improve their future would be to go out of their way and make friends with the "smart" Asian and white kids in school and in their neighborhoods. Not some superficial leeching arrangement, but true friendship. Why doesn´t some enterprising PhD candidate look at this factor? Second would be to be, as Harry Reid and Joey Biden said, "clean and articulate".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quigley, 12/4/2012 3:16:13 PM     (No. 9048364)

Yes, lil teleprompter will have leeched all the money out of working folks before they come of age. Pretty bleak.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/4/2012 3:18:47 PM     (No. 9048369)

As well they should see a bleak future -- all around, not just at school. The destruction of black independence by the Democrats has been in place for a long time. It´s pretty much an entrenched situation with people not only feeling no shame for being on public assistance, but being proud of it.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 12/4/2012 3:19:40 PM     (No. 9048371)

They fail from birth because they are taught not to emulate Whitey. We have spent tens of trillions on blacks and other minorities since LBJ´s "Great Society" which has done nothing to improve the mind set of black-Americans, of course there are successes but not enough to change their society. Booze, bullets, drugs, girls and government handouts are their life style. We have 3rd and 4th generation blacks on the dole, which apparently keeps them happy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/4/2012 3:20:52 PM     (No. 9048374)

I was under the impression that the reason they failed was peer pressure. That doing well in school was "acting white" and looked down upon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/4/2012 3:24:36 PM     (No. 9048379)

The bigotry of low expectations.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/4/2012 3:24:50 PM     (No. 9048382)

Let´s see - compare black children who grow up in stable 2-parent homes and attend church with those from unstable, single-parent homes whose religion is liberalism. On average you´ll see a huge difference, but over- educated PhD´s can´t figure it out.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Former lurker, 12/4/2012 3:36:15 PM     (No. 9048404)

When will they realize that they are the victims of liberal politics as surely as their forebearers were of the slave owners. They are kept unfree and illiterate by the almost complete control of their lives by the man.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: southron, 12/4/2012 3:41:24 PM     (No. 9048412)

This has been going on for over a half century and still they refuse to admit the real problem! clue: its not white racism.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/4/2012 3:47:49 PM     (No. 9048421)

What a bunch of crap! They are talking about health insurance and unhealthy food?

How about putting pressure on men, especially black men, to be good fathers to their sons.

California is surely the worst governed state. Illinois is right behind. Get out while you can. The idiots run the asylum.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/4/2012 3:50:06 PM     (No. 9048425)

Yes......"in part by poverty and trauma," And in part by black racism and politics.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/4/2012 3:53:48 PM     (No. 9048430)

Mae West: "I´ve been rich and I´ve been poor and rich is better."

Maybe it´s past time for the first Black President to oversee a true personal growth and family resurgence in the Black Community and stop playing the race card and trashing everyone he hates!

Obama is totally squandering his advantage and opportunity to actually help a large group of people by totally focusing on his false sense of getting ´revenge´ on those he perceives are the problem.

With all due respect Mr. Obama, these opportunities are squandered by Black Leadership because they need sheep to vote for them. Wake up, your opportunity is staring you in the face and you choose to ignore it!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lavalette, 12/4/2012 3:55:16 PM     (No. 9048434)

So the same legislators who win office by telling black people that the white man is the all-powerful devil who will keep them down no matter what they do now wants to study why black children feel hopeless about education and opportunity.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jimmiet, 12/4/2012 4:06:31 PM     (No. 9048458)

Re elect dems. That´ll fix it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 12/4/2012 4:10:11 PM     (No. 9048468)

Black children can now grow into black adults without ever knowing anyone who has ever held a job. Think about that, not just dependance of a few, not a single family member or even casual aquantance who has EVER held a job.

And you wonder why the black community is devolving right before our eyes? Add to that the recism inherant in maintaining their victim status and the ever present flash and bling of the corner drug dealing crowd and yyou wonder why an $8 an hour starting position at Walmart looks like slavery to them? When an illiterate sociopathic thug can rape every girl at whim, when he flashes hundred dollar bills like they are toilet tissue, when they pay a 10 year old $100 a day to run drugs from the stash house to the corners. You wonder why inner city kids are increasingly violent, illiterate and volatile.

PhD my patuckis, you are not educated, you are blind.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/4/2012 4:17:43 PM     (No. 9048477)

The problem with black-America is black-America.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: redbadge, 12/4/2012 4:18:02 PM     (No. 9048479)

No one cares about black people as a minority in CA anymore - it´s all about hispanics because they have the most affect on the economy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/4/2012 4:21:28 PM     (No. 9048485)

Black pop culture simply will not tolerate literate, educated, law-abiding black men.

What do you call a black man with a degree in physics?

"Sellout."



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Reply 24 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/4/2012 4:53:44 PM     (No. 9048537)

Obviously that is what they want. If they didn´t they would dosomehting about it, instead they double down with the liar in chief.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/4/2012 5:07:26 PM     (No. 9048570)

I have an idea.

How about replacing big daddy government with actual FATHERS married to the mothers of all their babies, going to work and working everyday and thus investing in the futures of their family and children in a tangible, constructive, and profitable way?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/4/2012 5:15:47 PM     (No. 9048583)

The combination of lower than average mean IQ, family and social pathology, negative expectations and predatory politics does seem to doom many of these children to lives that are nasty, brutish and often short, almost before they get started. Political correctness and racial demagoguery make it next to impossible to discuss and address these problems effectively. Pathetic "programs" like Black Manhood and the ridiculous practice of parsing history for examples of individuals with black skin color who have (nevertheless!) amounted to something are close to criminal in their stupidity and ineffectiveness.

Stern measures are called for. The equivalent of "reform schools" should be established and all students and their families of all colors
informed at the start of each school year that skipping school, disrespecting teachers, causing problems on campus, foul language, fights and refusal to learn would result in immediate mandatory transfer to such highly regimented and supervised institutions where the students would live as well as study. Parents who refused to cooperate would be arrested and sent to prison for child neglect or the children would be removed from their custody and made wards of the state. Measures such as these, which of course will never even be proposed, much less enacted, would solve the problems to the degree that they are soluble. They will never, ever happen. Instead we will be subjected to more guilt trips, complaints, demands for more taxpayer revenue for preposterous and counter-productive programs, more Leftist materialist social engineering schemes, etc etc etc.

Children can and should be raised correctly. If the parents are unable or unwilling to do the job, the state has a responsibility to the children as well as to itself to intervene to see that proper values are taught and adequate education is acquired.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/4/2012 5:16:18 PM     (No. 9048584)

Trapped between "acting white" and "acting black."
What to do?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 12/4/2012 5:23:20 PM     (No. 9048591)

By kindergarten, I knew I was going to be too tall and gawky to be a professional football player.

The Bell Curve is true, and no money can change genetics.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/4/2012 5:33:23 PM     (No. 9048607)

"How about putting pressure on men, especially black men, to be good fathers to their sons."

These women aren´t interested in the sperm donating men any more than they are about the children once they get beyond early childhood and get shuffled off to big mama. These children serve several purposes, from social trophies and "baby doll" playthings, to the sources of increased income, especially once they hit the SSI "crazy money" jackpot. None of the above requires an education.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/4/2012 5:40:05 PM     (No. 9048618)

Note to Hispanic voters: What Democrats did to/for the black family, they will do to/for yours. Just give them time and keep voting them in.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: artman1746, 12/4/2012 5:55:50 PM     (No. 9048639)

But the blame will never be placed where it rightly belongs.......modern liberalism. Liberalism broke down the black family thru the entitlement culture that encouraged single mother families. Liberalism gave blacks excuses for doing substandard work. Liberalism gave blacks their affirmative action. Liberal Democrats sacrificed blacks for political gain. It´s as simple as that. But the black voters just keep coming back for more. So let them finally sleep in the bed they made for themselves. I don´t have time for them anymore. To hell with them.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/4/2012 6:01:17 PM     (No. 9048648)

FTA "For example, the district has an Office of African-American Male Achievement, which supports manhood development classes at middle and high schools"

Hey here´s an idea....how about these kids learn manhood from dads that stay around and raise them? Instead of the government?

I read the article, and didn´t see one mention of 70% of black kids growing up fatherless.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: harper, 12/4/2012 6:01:23 PM     (No. 9048649)

I´m always amused by the contrasting TV portrayal of black men. The Lordly, Saintly, Cool, All-wise, humbly masculine but gentle black man in ALL the letter network shows and ALL the TV ads and their alter-egos in the reality crime shows like 48 Hours.

One of our greatest sacred cows.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: uno, 12/4/2012 6:32:31 PM     (No. 9048688)

The problem with black-America is democRat pandering; promoting victimhood and cultivating dependency for votes. It´s been a democRat tradition for over 45 years!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 12/4/2012 6:34:52 PM     (No. 9048690)

Children of married black couples have the same poverty rate of children of married white couples - less than 5%. But we can´t talk about that.

And black girls who have their fathers around are so much less likely to have a child out of wedlock. But we can´t talk about that.

And black boys who have their fathers around are so much less likely to end up in prison. But we can´t talk about that.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: reilly, 12/4/2012 6:39:23 PM     (No. 9048695)


Obama will get revenge, but maybe you should ask Mom why she´s 15 and knocked up. Dummies.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/4/2012 6:47:17 PM     (No. 9048705)

At the age of 3, we have provided Head Start, at age 5 public school and still they fail.
They grow up like wolf cubs, no nurturing, no books in the home, no parent reading to them, no one teaching them the alphabet.
All that´s left is to remove them and put them in group homes where they would have a better chance at a life. If the mother is under 18, and there is no father in the home, remove the child. It would probably cost less in the long run.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/4/2012 7:10:41 PM     (No. 9048726)

Seems the answer would be to get the hell out of California. Parents of kids who have a high chance of failure in such an environment should get them the hell out of there.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: marthaville, 12/4/2012 7:17:11 PM     (No. 9048733)

Clearly we all have a direct interest in educating our children so that they can become productive members of society. But where is the responsibility of the families in which these children live?

It makes no sense whatsoever that a little boy in kindergarten would believe he is going to be a failure? How could he even have a concept of what a failure or success is? This is nuts.

It appears that Head Start is a complete waste of time and only a babysitting program. One can assume that most of these children of color begin Head Start at age three. So they come the first day, not having been read to or taught shapes or colors.

Perhaps we need to put these children in classes with four or five to a class, and require x number of hours of their parents time in helping to teach them.

If this is the case in the great and glorious California, what is it like in the despised red southern states?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Lefticide, 12/4/2012 7:21:53 PM     (No. 9048740)

Don´t call them "boys"! Raaaaaacissssst!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Muncssister, 12/4/2012 7:37:05 PM     (No. 9048757)

#2- A liberal family therapist/ social worker who was once my coworker announced at a staff meeting one day that "racism hurts babies in the womb." (This is technically true since racist planned parenthood targets black babies for abortion... but that´s not what she meant, of course.) She actually said black babies are born victims. I am not kidding. She cited some study that said black women who are pregnant and feel they are being treated unfairly because they are black, have increased stress hormones which in turn increase some sort of stress hormone in the unborn baby. You can´t make this stuff up...

Posted from my iPhone, please pardon any typos.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: woodsman, 12/4/2012 7:42:12 PM     (No. 9048763)

Perhaps rather than teaching them to color in the lines we should be instructing them on how to hike their freaking pants up and learning to like some other music other than that gangster rap crap...oh but I digress

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Reply 43 - Posted by: jalo1951, 12/4/2012 7:43:39 PM     (No. 9048765)

And the answer is to tax white married couples. s/o

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Reply 44 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/4/2012 8:36:19 PM     (No. 9048819)

I´m with #12.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/5/2012 10:51:07 AM     (No. 9049799)

My money´s on culture, two key elements of which are work, and family structure. At the time of the Harlem Renaissance ----an historic upsurge in African-American creativity in the arts, music, drama, literature, scholarship and civic leadership --- 90% of the black children in Harlem lived in intact-- married-- mother´n´father households.

And now?

You don´t know whether to weep, or to smash something.



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Reply 46 - Posted by: 4poster, 12/5/2012 3:35:14 PM     (No. 9050346)

FTA: The findings were drawn from several community hearings, expert testimony and the input of hundreds of other stakeholders over 18 months.

Whew, glad they did not ask for expert testimony and input from those younger than 18 months.

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Little Rock — An elderly couple was attacked at a restaurant when they asked a woman to refrain from cursing while talking on a cell phone, according to police. The incident happened at Cuisine of China on Geyer Springs road. In the police report, Don Francis, 74 and his wife Bettye Francis, 69, say they were attacked by Joecelyn Thornton, 33, after Francis asked her to stop cursing. In the surveillance video, a woman can be seen walking over to a table and pushing Francis. His wife intervenes and that´s when Thornton allegedly attacks her, pushing her into a table and punching

Telomeres: harsh childhood
´makes chromosomes age early´
Independent [UK], by Steve Connor    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/8/2014 12:11:10 PM     Post Reply
Children as young as nine who are brought up in severely deprived backgrounds are more likely to show ageing in their chromosomes compared to more privileged children according to a study suggesting that environmental stress in early life can have long-term impacts on a person´s genetic makeup. A study of 40 African-American boys shows that those who came from socially disadvantaged homes had telomeres - the structural "tips" at the end of the chromosomes - that were on average about 20 per cent shorter than boys from more stable, nurturing backgrounds. But it also found that the effect depended on



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Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep:
‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

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Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/8/2014 6:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

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CBS, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 4/9/2014 11:02:02 AM     Post Reply
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance. “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

The Color of His Presidency
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New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

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Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 8:14:52 PM     Post Reply
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

RAND study: By our estimate, 3.9 million
people signed up for ObamaCare, not
7.1 million like the White House says

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/9/2014 4:25:19 AM     Post Reply
A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/8/2014 6:32:30 AM     Post Reply
As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee
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American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 6:45:01 AM     Post Reply
How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally

Top conservative: 2016 not
Ted Cruz´s turn, favors Mike
Pence-Rand Paul ticket

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:25:30 PM     Post Reply
A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn´t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don´t think it would be best for the conservative movement for

The incredible hypocrisy of
21st Century feminism

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Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:37:27 AM     Post Reply
My first published column was in a local paper opposing the Equal Rights Amendment for the same reasons that Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative lawyer, campaigned on. As ambiguously written, the ERA, would eliminate the men-only draft requirement, repeal protective laws like sexual assault and eliminate the tendency for mothers to obtain custody over their children in divorce cases. Ironically, one of the arguments that helped sink the amendment from ratification was the fear that single-sex bathrooms would no longer be permitted. In addition, opponents of the amendment also warned that it would lead to abortion on demand and same-sex marriages.

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Bush Aides Push Jeb
To Run For President

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Buzzfeed, by Benny Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/8/2014 6:32:42 AM     Post Reply
More than a hundred Republican Party elders gathered this weekend in Texas to celebrate George H.W. Bush’s legacy. But many of the event’s participants had another, much simpler agenda: launching a Jeb Bush presidential campaign. The two-day festivities featured a widely covered speech by Jeb. And on the sidelines, former Bush retainers were frank about their hopes that the eldest son could save a party the family has led on and off since 1988. “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs,” said longtime Bush adviser Andy Card after the speech. “If Jeb Bush does not run, shame on us.” Card added,


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