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Huckabee To Fox: ‘Should
We Be Surprised’ About School
Carnage When We’ve
‘Removed God From Schools’?

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 12/15/2012 10:38:22 AM

Appearing on Fox News’ Your World this afternoon to discuss the tragic massacre in Newtown, Conn., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said that we shouldn’t be surprised that schools have become a place of carnage after Americans have rejected teaching about life and responsibility by “removing God from our schools.” Host Neil Cavuto, trying to make sense of the horrific events that have transpired, asked the religious commentator what he believes many will now wonder: “How could God let this happen?” “It’s an interesting thing,” Huckabee said. “We ask why there’s violence in our schools but we’ve systematically removed God

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 12/15/2012 10:43:44 AM     (No. 9067281)

How about we reverse the 1980´s liberal court ruling that people cannot be forced to undergo treatment for a mental illness unless they have committed a crime.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mamafrog, 12/15/2012 10:44:04 AM     (No. 9067282)

God has not been removed from the schools. I see children pray in school every time I am there. Huckabee is completely out of line making remarks like this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grayjay, 12/15/2012 10:47:23 AM     (No. 9067293)

I must say that is the most stupid thing for Huckabee to say. What does removing God from the Schools have to do with a crazy 20 year old kid, going to the school and shooting? It is very hard to understand why God lets things like this happen, and it is very tragic and sad, but Huckabee implies that this is God´s punishment for removing God from schools, and that is why schools have become a place of carnage?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/15/2012 10:48:15 AM     (No. 9067299)

This is a common theme but I don´t think the removal of God from schools and the public forum had any effect on people who are mentally disturbed. The most we can say is that it may have prevented people like the shooter´s father and mother from giving him a two parent home and instruction on right and wrong that might have had some effect.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mre, 12/15/2012 10:48:22 AM     (No. 9067300)

Remarks like Huckabee´s and preachers like him and their medieval stone-age patriarchal power trips and pop-service so-called worship and church systems are some of the reasons I have left American Religianity behind.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: retiree, 12/15/2012 10:50:40 AM     (No. 9067304)

You might see them praying poster 2 but not because it is allowed, but because they are going against what the gov´t. has banned.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hermoine, 12/15/2012 10:51:17 AM     (No. 9067305)

This isn´t about God or guns. It is about mental illness and the mistreatment, misdiagnosis of it...especially when it pertains to middle to upper income young men (most of whom happen to be white, but not all). Drugs are thrown at the problem and parents are often in denial about just how sick their children are and just how damaging these drugs are.

We have got to find new ways to deal with the mentally ill...and, no, not just the upper middle class kids...but the small segment of dangerously ill homeless people (NY Subway murderer) and others. It is high time we get our hands wrapped the fact that these people are sick and walking amongst us every day.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/15/2012 10:53:32 AM     (No. 9067309)

Gun ownership has not changed. The "culture" and society have indeed changed, for the worse. All we´re hearing about is the former, a strawman for politicians and gun grabbibng nanny-staters who have no intention of letting a good crisis go to waste.

Feel free to post alternative explanations. We´ll read them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 12/15/2012 11:00:16 AM     (No. 9067325)

I´m not a huge fan of Huckabee´s. That said, he´s on the right track. Schools are not respected, nor are churches. Why would they be exempt from the vile culture we´ve allowed to take hold and judicially enforced? We must start talking about building better, i.e. moral, more peaceful people... from childhood. We cannot survive without God everywhere in our lives.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/15/2012 11:06:00 AM     (No. 9067340)

Governor Huckabee is right. In the words of Ivan Karamazov......."Without God, everything is permitted."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/15/2012 11:09:00 AM     (No. 9067345)

This is just baloney. If you think that having prayer in school would stop this gunman - you are kidding yourself as much as the folks who think gun control is the answer.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: snowcloud, 12/15/2012 11:13:43 AM     (No. 9067361)

Only God is offensive these days ever since the Left got control of media, our schools, key positions in government, etc. The Left is a cancer on this society. We´re supposed to defend pornography as free speech while certain words are considered "hate speech". "The N Word", and other PC nonsense because someone might be "offended". Can´t offend the atheists, now, you know.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bluehouse, 12/15/2012 11:29:59 AM     (No. 9067393)

I wish Huckabee had been asked about the Amish school shooting in 2006 as a followup.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/15/2012 11:30:20 AM     (No. 9067398)

thanks, # 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12..
in my mind´s eye i see..
bumper stickers at this place..
"diversity" "coexist" "obama/biden" "think green" "think globally" "question authority"..
i see every third BOY diagnosed as ADD, ADHD or now AUTISTIC..
on drugs to keep him in a stupor..

i see NO Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts..
as mentioned above, God FORBID there be anything mentioning RELIGION or AMERICAN ideals..
just as the communists and the MSM are now going to be on a full court press to further destroy America using this tragedy, we had better be there with some rebuttals..


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Reply 15 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/15/2012 11:34:41 AM     (No. 9067405)

Whenever there is tragedy some people will turn to God for understanding and strength. Others will laugh at the GD Christians with their bigot morals and look to government for answers. Everyone worships somebody. It´s a matter of faith. Let them all continue on to their separate eternities.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/15/2012 11:49:25 AM     (No. 9067429)

"We" didn´t remove God from school, the courts did. The Liberals have made a mockery of a portion of the only Amendment to the Constitution they care about. The First Amendment and Freedom of Speech. I remember what seemed to be a bellwether event in my lifetime. The 1969 President´s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. It´s findings ("... the Commission, which found no causal link between pornography, hard-core or otherwise, and anti-social behavior") opened the door to today´s virtually anything goes culture. Violent and fantasy role playing video games (pornography in my mind) are an offshoot. They may or may not have played a part in this.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/15/2012 11:56:50 AM     (No. 9067438)

As much as liberals hate guns, they despise God more - and looking at some of these comments, the liberals may not be not alone in the latter view.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GuyfromNH, 12/15/2012 12:12:00 PM     (No. 9067469)

#7 nails it. The problem is with mentally ill people in our society who are like walking timebombs among us... thankfully, it´s a small number, but to try to pin this horrible event on whether or not prayer is allowed in school is idiocy.

Since Huckabee has proven in words and deeds to be an idiot, one can see why he leans this way.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 12/15/2012 12:13:58 PM     (No. 9067475)

I doubt that the removal of God from the schools, or His reinstatement for that matter, did or would have any measurable effect on the condition of our society. God was very much present during my public school days. A daily bible reading, moments of silence, an opening prayer at some functions, traditional Christmas programs and so on. Best guess is that, overall, it accounted for less than one percent of the time I spent in school and part of that time I probably wasn´t even paying attention. God present is certainly preferable to God not present, but it is not a panacea. Note that I´m speaking of a school environment specifically, I´m not suggesting that His presence in daily life and in society at large is immaterial.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Tulsa, 12/15/2012 12:44:49 PM     (No. 9067533)

It is extremely difficult if not impossible to have the mentally ill committed, even briefly.

Ask any member of any family of a mentally ill person. Liberal laws and judges have done this.

I believe all of this is preordained. I also believe we each have free will.

The Lord Jesus selecting Judus as one of the Twelve is an excellent example.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: arkfamily, 12/15/2012 12:53:31 PM     (No. 9067555)

I disagree with a lot of posters. Keeping God in our schools may not have prevented this shooting but how about having a relationship with Him the minute you are born? That takes caring parents. Of course, if you have the attitude that you can do it on your own, you reap what you sow.

It is very sad. We have to teach our children that life is a blessing and how can that be done when the liberals insist on only their point of view?

Having a true relationship with God helps a person to understand that it isn´t all about them.

Unfortunately, the Liberals are now going to spout that guns are the problem. I will want the violent videos, movies, and music addressed too. But that is Hollywood´s livelihood so that won´t go anywhere.

It all comes from a person´s heart and if God isn´t part of the equation from birth on, we are subject to whatever comes our way. It is us good people who won´t be able to defend ourselves. Truly sad.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JimboUSN, 12/15/2012 12:57:50 PM     (No. 9067563)

#17 is correct. As much as liberals hate guns, they despise God more. And the fact that so many do not "get" that this comes down to Good vs. Evil...that Satan is indeed ratcheting up his "game"...all because he knows his time is short. See if this sounds familiar for our day and time:

2 Timothy 3:1-3( NASB)
“Difficult Times Will Come”

3 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, (and) haters of good...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: treyb, 12/15/2012 12:58:25 PM     (No. 9067566)

Disgusting opportunism from Huckabee. He is no better than Michael Moore calling for an abolishment of our inalienable right to own a gun withing hours of the massacre.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Cog, 12/15/2012 1:05:33 PM     (No. 9067574)

Our constitution and our very nation have as their basis the 10 Commandments. Huckabee is right. There were NO such massacres before the Supreme Court declared the schools "God-free." The Supremes further denied the sanctity of life with the Roe v. Wade ruling. When children are taught "Thou shalt not kill" from an early age they will not violate their own consciences. These same children who were mown down yesterday could have their lives snuffed out wordlessly only 6 years ago by abortion--even as they were leaving the birth canal.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: postaway, 12/15/2012 1:24:13 PM     (No. 9067647)

I don´t think Huckabee meant that having prayer in school or teaching about God would have magically protected the students. I think he´s referring to the removal of God and the subsequent replacement by a narcissistic entitlement culture that convinces many to do evil things, despite the consequences to others, simply because they want to. I don´t think he´s being opportunistic; he is a preacher and this is the way he sees the world.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Passion, 12/15/2012 1:29:00 PM     (No. 9067652)

Ridiculous statement by Huckabee, and very poorly timed. I would think God is far more concerned at this minute with the grief than the cause.

I´m all for more God in schook, but when a 20 year old kills kids at a school for kindergarten and elementary age students, it is obviously an attack from outside the school, so what went on inside the school is not relevant.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/15/2012 1:30:11 PM     (No. 9067653)

When one´s mind and heart are of God, one is less likely to follow evil behaviour.

Billy Graham´s daughter Ruth had some very interesting things to say about the removal of God from our society during an interview shortly after 9/11/01. Basically she said that this country told God to leave us alone and being the gentleman He is He did.

Our country is reaping the whirlwind right now.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: coyote56, 12/15/2012 1:47:42 PM     (No. 9067684)

Of all the posts above I must agree with #22 - man was created to solve the "Angelic Conflict" & we may have to fight the "sons of Hagar" before our Republic wakes up. As far as Huckabee´s comments pastors & priests have stopped teaching true Bible Doctrines & joined the United Coucil of Churches & global idealistic Utopiatism. Either the Bible is the Word of God or it is not. Our Republic was founded for believers(those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior who died for their sins) along with those who have freedom not to believe or 1st Amendment freedom. It is all there in the Bible along with free enterprise,capitalism & morals. As far as the horrible killings yesterday I believe that this killer was suffering from mental illness & that there are 20 new stars in Heaven today because they had not reached the age of accountability to beleive or not to believe. Prayer is needed for their parents.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 12/15/2012 1:54:03 PM     (No. 9067698)

This was truly a Satanic attack.

In my local paper in the Seattle area I read on the first page - "Schools ready for day they pray never comes". Now we can pray!

Why not acknowledge our need for God and His intervention in our daily lives?

We all need to examine our hearts/minds/souls/spirits to really know what we do believe.

God alone is our salvation! During this holy Christmas season we are again reminded of our need for Jesus, just as they did back then.

We have forsaken our faith to become open to all that comes our way. Only Jesus saves! Only Jesus was born/died so that we might one day experience His Love/Grace in His eternal Kingdom provided for those who love Him.

We have forsaken the Bible, God´s Word, somehow thinking we are above God and have allowed the media to control our lives instead of God, who created US, who loves US, who wants US to abound with His goodness

Return to God and see what He is able to do. Repentence is needed before we can fully grasp the goodness of God, His Love/Grace, His power to triumph over evil, wherever we find it

We need to again sing out the praises of God. He has blessed America in the past, will do so in the future, "if" only we honor Him for who He is - Almighty God!

May those suffering the loss of their loved ones be at Peace in the knowledge of God´s promise of His Kingdom. These children are precious in His sight. We need to live each day in the awareness of God´s presence, His willingness to provide our every need through His precious shed blood for our sakes



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Reply 30 - Posted by: snakeoil, 12/15/2012 1:56:34 PM     (No. 9067704)

I´m not smart enough to know what the answers are. But back in the 1930s Bonnie and Clyde along with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly had access to weapons just as deadly as the one used to kill these kids. But they didn´t walk into theaters, schools, hospitals, etc. and open fire. When they killed someone there was a reason. Excepts for Whitman back at the University of Texas in the 60s, killing for no reason is something recent. Movies? I watched cowboy and Indian (native American, feather no red dot) movies with immense carnage and had no desire to kill anyone. Same for war movies. But those movies featured Right versus Wrong. Today´s movies are anything goes.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Melody, 12/15/2012 2:08:23 PM     (No. 9067725)

Ronald Reagan said, ´´In 1962, the Supreme Court ... banned the ... saying of prayers. In 1963, the Court banned the reading of the Bible in our public schools ... a series of assaults were made in one court after another. Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience. ... Without God there is a coarsening of the society. Without God democracy will not and cannot long endure. ... America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.´´

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hermoine, 12/15/2012 2:25:35 PM     (No. 9067756)

#31 -- First of all, who says that this young man didn´t have a "reason." We may not know the reason yet, but reports say they are finding evidence to piece together a story...and mental illness is not new and this is not the first time something of this scale has happened. The worst school disaster in the history of country took place on May 18, 1927 in Bath Township in the state of Michigan. A crazy SOB named Andrew Kehoe killed his wife (first) and then blew up a school full of children and then the first responders that were coming to put out the fire on the burning building. It was horrific. 38 children and adults killed and another 58 injured. You can read all about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 12/15/2012 2:51:47 PM     (No. 9067796)

Huckabee was right. He frequently is, not that it fazes some chronic detractors. And for several reasons.
Culture matters. A society, a culture, that respects the history of the nation, that at least recognizes the Christian basis for the nation, will at least be DIFFERENT from one that at best ignores, and more frequently misrepresents and slanders those foundations. A society in which the expectation is that a man and a woman will be, and remain married, before having and raising children, will be different, and better, than one that does not.
Or expectations of conduct and personal responsibility.
Do we really need examples?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/15/2012 3:07:45 PM     (No. 9067821)

I´ve been told that God does act in strange ways and that we are to trust Him.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 12/15/2012 4:31:50 PM     (No. 9067915)

The Governor was exactly right...we have allowed sex,violence,basically a let it all hang out attitude that has come back to haunt was with so much mental deviancy ....IN GOD WE TRUST....
not really anymore .......

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JoniTx, 12/15/2012 4:54:06 PM     (No. 9067943)

Imagine if the McGuffey Readers were still used in schools today.

From this site:

http://www.howtotutor.com/guffy.htm

~~The original 1836 version of the fabled reading instruction books which for three-quarters of a century were used by four-fifths of all American school children. Some 120 million sets were sold. No other books ever had so much influence over so many children over such a long period.~~

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Sherlock, 12/15/2012 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9067945)

#5 did you just come to this site, to post your vile hatred for Christians? seems so, its people LIKE YOU that is what is wrong with our nation and the world. GOD is the same as he was in medieval times and so is his word "Thy Shalt Not Kill" will never change.
As far as the menially ill go, they`re running loose because of bleeding heart liberals ...period

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tulsa, 12/15/2012 5:32:01 PM     (No. 9068005)

The guv and several posters used the term ´we´.

Does the guv know me? No he does not. Do those posters? No they do not.

I have no idea to whom they refer, but I am not a ´we´.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/15/2012 8:37:58 PM     (No. 9068232)

Amen!!!

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Walgreen Co. is under pressure from a group of shareholders to move its corporate headquarters to Europe to take advantage of tax benefits, the Financial Times reported. Shareholders owning about 5 percent of the company’s shares lobbied Deerfield-based Walgreen’s management to use its 45 percent ownership stake in Swiss-based Alliance Boots GmbH to change its legal base to Europe, the financial daily said. Walgreen, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, plans to complete the takeover of Alliance Boots, which runs Europe’s largest pharmacy chain, in 2015.nWalgreen would not say if it was considering moving its headquarters to Europe. In a statement

Feds to probe hate crime link in
deadly shootings at Jewish facilities
Associated Press, by Pete Yost    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:48:48 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan., that killed three people. In a statement, Holder said he has instructed the department to provide all available support to state and local authorities to determine whether the shootings outside Kansas City over the weekend broke federal hate crimes law. The attorney general said the senseless acts of violence are all the more heartbreaking because they were carried out on the eve of Passover. Holder said the Justice Department will do

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive



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Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
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LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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