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What Rush Limbaugh Didn´t Say
Irish Examiner USA, by Alicia Colon

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Posted By:abuela10, 2/28/2013 6:15:01 AM

Rush Limbaugh said that for the first time he was ashamed of his country and his words made the top Drudge headline and generated a ton of comments from talking heads in Washington. ´Ashamed´ isn´t the word I´d use but I share Limbaugh´s frustration with the endless lies told by members of both parties so that nothing ever changes but I believe he´s being disingenuous. We´ve never been fooled by the lies the politicians throw at us. Rush is just too polite to say is that he´s confounded by the stupidity of the American people who do fall for them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 2/28/2013 6:27:11 AM     (No. 9200334)

Excellent piece by Alicia Colon, fresh off her skewering by Pat Buchanan.

Read it. She´s right on.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cheese, 2/28/2013 6:43:18 AM     (No. 9200350)

Brutal and excellent. Don´t let the headline fool you -- the article is NOT about Rush Limbaugh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 2/28/2013 6:43:39 AM     (No. 9200352)

FTA: Rush is just too polite to say is that he´s confounded by the stupidity of the American people who do fall for them.

We don´t live in a free society. At the very least our speech has been inhibited. But Rush has risen to the challenge. Half the fun of listening to his show (I´ve been a dittohead since ´92) is determining what he doesn´t say. Kinda like reading between the lines.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/28/2013 7:02:13 AM     (No. 9200378)

`Rush still loves this country and believes in it. But when you sit there and read demoralizing headlines everyday about another Obama thug tactic,even the strongest of heart gets discouraged.

This country could recover in less than a year with Obama out of the picture,even if Biden became President,because he´s not an american hater in his heart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Toledo, 2/28/2013 7:09:47 AM     (No. 9200391)

No. 1 - what skewering by Pat Buchanan??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steveracer, 2/28/2013 7:30:49 AM     (No. 9200412)

She is on a roll today! --- Must Read

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Reply 7 - Posted by: susieq1, 2/28/2013 7:50:23 AM     (No. 9200440)

Speaking truth to power.........loud and clear. Thank you Ms. Colon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/28/2013 7:54:49 AM     (No. 9200446)

Alicia takes the gloves off. Nobody does it better. And she is right. The American electorate has been dumbed down to a ruinous degree. Time to abolish the Education Department and get back to excellence in our public schools.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/28/2013 8:03:25 AM     (No. 9200462)

#8. Public schools (government run) is the monopoly that has undone us. Vouchers all around!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tianne, 2/28/2013 8:06:43 AM     (No. 9200471)

Wonderful article, as usual, by Ms. Colon expressing both dismay and wonderment at the thought processes (or lack of) of voters who keep voting for people who are blatantly against their (the voters´) supposed values and interests. Thank you, Ms. Colon - love every word that you write - always.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/28/2013 8:11:49 AM     (No. 9200480)

Ms. Colon never disappoints. She understand exactly what is going on and why. She lays it out clearly for anyone who has an open mind. I have a fantasy of individuals with her mindset and moxie in Obama´s next press conference asking some pointed questions. I can´t decide if he would run crying from the room or scream, "Off with their heads!" He does remind me of the Queen of Hearts, and yes, I said Queen, and you can make of that what you will.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M2, 2/28/2013 8:14:26 AM     (No. 9200489)

Rush didn´t say it because people in high places listen to his every word hoping they can sue him (again.) Rush is being careful; if he loses his ability to broadcast, America suffers. The cobras in the wings are ready to strike him down at the slightest hint of hate speech, illegality, sedition or other imaginary offenses.

Alicia sounds righteously cheesed off. I´m sure she reflects millions of Americans with her sentiments. Count me among them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/28/2013 8:21:50 AM     (No. 9200500)

Talk about telling it like it is. This is just about the best essay ever.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: John318, 2/28/2013 8:37:22 AM     (No. 9200528)

This country is so far gone that I doubt if anything anyone says will make a difference. The ONLY thing that will save America now is a Spiritual Revival. The chances of that are slim to none.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: tyshab, 2/28/2013 8:41:06 AM     (No. 9200537)

never underestimate the power of God. We are not done or gone. Lift up your torch and lead the way!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: texaseducator, 2/28/2013 8:42:42 AM     (No. 9200541)

I´m old, none of this is really going to change what´s left of my life much. My children and grandchildren will have to live with it, but they will have grown-up in it and will adapt. As my wife and I watch the madness it is interesting to see the accuracy of ´Brave New World´, ´1984´, Animal Farm, ´Lord of the Flies´, and The Time Machine´ come true. Now you know why these books are no longer read in public schools.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: saucy, 2/28/2013 8:46:05 AM     (No. 9200546)

Rush is teetering on the edge of using the word "treasonous" in the same sentence as Obama.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/28/2013 8:54:24 AM     (No. 9200556)

Those books are no longer being read but "The Hunger Games" trilogy is very popular with young people. Those books are a perfect illustration of where we´re headed. I saw it firsthand in Romania in the early 80´s and I saw Romania in the trilogy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 2/28/2013 8:54:40 AM     (No. 9200557)

if there were ever to be a permanent must-read author on ldot - Alicia would be the one. When I open this site every morning I scroll backwards thru the overnight stories just to be certain I´ve not missed anything important, illuminating or entertaining. Many times I notice that some overnight repeat stories are closed due to a ´´previously posted´´ status, and that´s a shame since these stories often move fast once the sun rises.

This column is a keeper. Alicia is as peaced off as the rest of us but she has a mighty pen/keyboard and enviable talent for exposition and argumentation. I love her. I admire her. I envy her...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nvr4get911, 2/28/2013 9:02:16 AM     (No. 9200586)

We should all send a copy to Rush. Maybe he can have her on his show. I still wonder what #1 said about Pat Buchanan skewering her. Does anybody know?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/28/2013 9:04:23 AM     (No. 9200594)

Excellent work Alicia, so much information and passion in this article. The examples of our world turned upside down unfortunately are just the tip of the iceberg. Somedays just thinking about it can be too overwhelming. If Obama could read that last statement I am sure he would be highly pleased.
You have indeed put into words what so many of us know to be truth.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LZK, 2/28/2013 9:12:30 AM     (No. 9200608)

Rush loves his country and WE the people understand that...

He had a moment of frustration and now it´s back to replacing the bamster...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jcal, 2/28/2013 9:13:34 AM     (No. 9200615)

OMG--Alicia has hit this one miles out of the ball park. If only we could force the lofos to read this one every day till it penetrates their concrete skulls. Way to go, Alicia, you have perfectly expressed the rage and fear for our country that all sane people who love this country are feeling. God bless you, and God help us.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/28/2013 9:22:04 AM     (No. 9200635)

This is one of the best articles I have read in a very long time. I´m keeping this one! She really blisters the Democrats who really deserve it. How I wish it got a much wider circulation because every point she made is just incredible. Most of us here are familiar with the disgusting Creamer but I´m sure very few outside of this circle even know who he is and the horrific impact he has made on our lives. The Democrats are spawns of the devil.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/28/2013 9:24:47 AM     (No. 9200644)

I bet Rush will know who Alicia is this time. He recently said he had never heard of her.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/28/2013 9:36:48 AM     (No. 9200677)

Thank you Ms. Lucianne for making this a Must Read! The headline with Rush´s name got people´s attention. Kudos to Alicia who has outdone any writer of recent years in explaining exactly what is taking place.

I do agree, Rush is just too polite to say... that he´s confounded by the stupidity of the American people...

Americans who rely on the MSM and public education to inform and to educate them are akin to someone who has fallen down a well. There is no ladder to get them out until someone either lowers a ladder or throws them a rope.

Luckily for them there are "resuers" such as Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, and Fox News to name a few in the media. Also there are schools such as Hillsdale College as well as organizations like The Heritage Foundation which can tell them how to get out of their "trapped" situation.

Years ago I thought I was pretty smart until I woke up to how uninformed and in a "well" of manipulated information I was in. May God forgive me for being so stupid.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/28/2013 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9200691)

Absolutely Excellent. Why is it that Conservative women "take no prisoners". Much more courageous and gumption filled than any man in politics.

Boomtown is destroying America and it never seems to be a blip on their elite permanent political ruling class radar.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 2/28/2013 9:53:03 AM     (No. 9200714)

I´m too old, too #16. Made my choice after this last election this was my last vote. I´m leaving it to the younger generations. I have wondered so many times..."how could they..." how could Catholics; how could Black Americans; women vote for these guys? I´ve seen the "low information voter" gaining in the elections. The mind-numbed robots, who´d rather watch Dancing with the Stars or reality shows than take an interest in what´s going on politically around them. Finished with that in Nov. 2013. I thank Alica for her work/words. She spoke EVERYTHING for me

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/28/2013 10:01:24 AM     (No. 9200732)

Pat Buchanan skewered Jennifer Rubin in his recent column about infantile conservatives, but other than that, I don´t know what #1 is talking about.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby, 2/28/2013 10:05:33 AM     (No. 9200749)

She´s right as rain. Finally, the unvarnished truth.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/28/2013 10:13:18 AM     (No. 9200773)

Alicia nails it as usual, an excellent companion piece to J. Paul Masko´s brilliant American Thinker article posted last week (Three Reasons Conservatives Are Losing.) Personally, I´ve given up debating with these morons. It´s impossible. Talk about mind-numbed robots.

It´s irreversible.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 2/28/2013 10:14:23 AM     (No. 9200776)

Another superlative article by Alicia. Depressingly informative because we all see the great minds seeing and stating the obvious evidence of our national twilight.

I connected Alicia with Dr. Ben Carson in her highlighting Political Correctness as being one of the tools of our destruction:

FTA: "These media clowns are part and parcel of the leftwing cabal that grew out of the 1960s determined to destroy the independence and spirit of what made this country great by mainstreaming political correctness."

If they can mute us, they can neuter us. And they have.

#5: I think #1 was talking about Buchanan´s rant against Jennifer Rubin. [Is anybody really dumb enough to take on a brilliant Latina who writes for an Irish newspaper? I think not.]

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Reply 33 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 2/28/2013 10:39:38 AM     (No. 9200831)

#34 is correct. We dropped our support of the NRA because they supported Harry Reid and so many other America-hating Democrats. The NRA is run by fools, easily fooled.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/28/2013 10:41:46 AM     (No. 9200838)

Yes, but ... Colon isn´t getting it either.

We lost this war 40 years ago.

When the white shoe, golf and celebrity set donning the great ship Republican blasted Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and any Conservative who spoke out forcefully to set America back on its Constitutional rails.


They lost the battle for Hollywood
They lost the battle for the schools
They lost the battle for public education
They lost the battle with the unions
They lost ever damn battle that matters ... because no real American could believe it would come to this, so the battle was fough Ho-Hum and so-so.

And here we are, reaping the whirlwind

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Reply 35 - Posted by: weejun, 2/28/2013 11:09:02 AM     (No. 9200890)

Amen, #37. After this last election, I´ve become an "independent." the republican party keeps yapping about "reaching independents," so my mantra now is "what are you going to do to gain my vote???" I guess my message is getting through: the number of fund-raising calls from the GOP has dropped dramatically.
Final thought: vouchers for schools, term limits for congress. It may be too late for either, but if we don´t do something drastic like these two measures, we might as well kiss it good bye.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: geoguy, 2/28/2013 11:21:24 AM     (No. 9200911)

Poster #8 is right. When you analyze what is going on and unwind all of the liberal tactics it comes down to our educational system. Granting school vouchers is the only solution. The left knows this and so do many thinking American parents. So, the liberal judges keep the kids in the liberal/progressive/anti-American indoctrination program called our educational system. Break that and the system will correct itself - after about 10 to 20 years. Yes, 10 to 20 years if we started TODAY. Therefore, we need to implement something in the interim while we work to dismantle our public/government school system. A good starting point would be eliminating ALL teacher and administrative tenure in all schools, especially colleges and universities.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/28/2013 11:22:43 AM     (No. 9200916)

#37 - Absolutely BRILLIANT observation. Post of the year. So utterly and unhappily true. :bleaksigh:


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Reply 38 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/28/2013 11:27:21 AM     (No. 9200927)

Loved, loved, LOVED how she made reference to the Charlton Heston "It´s a madhouse. A MADHOUSE!!!" quote from the original Planet of the Apes.

I routinely use that soundclip here at work whenever we get an idiotic request from a supervisor, engineer, or external client!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Penney, 2/28/2013 11:45:52 AM     (No. 9200958)

This is a classic MUST READ as the devious agenda of the now apparently thoroughly radicalized statist dem party has come into crystal clear focus. The current micro-management goals, (-both regarding each individual American citizen as well as nationally!?!!), have been exposed by the dem pols´ own already implimented public policies emanating from THEIR beltway Boomtown! It has become glaringly obvious that the dem party´s radical statist agenda is in fact contrary to elected officials´ oaths of office. mmm mmm mmm

Tragically, the results of dem policies, aided & abetted by wobbly RINOS and the flunky lsm, produce neither, ´´domestic tranquillity,´´ nor national security, which are requirements of the elected´s OATHS OF OFFICE.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 2/28/2013 11:52:44 AM     (No. 9200969)

It is a madhouse, only in this day and age could a POTUS get away for demonizing a piece of legislation (sequester) that he proposed and insisted on being in there.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/28/2013 11:55:05 AM     (No. 9200976)

If Mr Limbaugh cannot state openly EVERYTHING that he feels, then he has been diminished. i see the comments that he is afraid of being taken off the air if he criticizes too strongly. that is pure nonsense. He is not reporting, he is expressing his opinion., All he has to do at the start of each show is to say he is expressing his opinion. That is FREE SPEECH. Furthermore, he can start his own station, like Mr Beck is doing. We know that the Obama Administration threatens anyone that does not agree with him and now they are starting to come out openly. Ms Colon is writing the truth. How about Mr Rush say exactly what he feels and not worry about
about repercussions, if that is in fact what is occurring. The President threatens in PUBLIC. It is no secret. All my opinion- free speech.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Woodabela, 2/28/2013 12:01:31 PM     (No. 9200986)

"How on earth could a bill drafted by a man in prison (Robert Creamer) have passed without anyone reading its over 2,000 pager?" Seriously? That Creamer is the husband of Obama buddy, and D.C. insider, Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, might have something to do with it. Merely beltway business as usual carried out by corrupt, greedy, amoral weasels.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/28/2013 12:29:01 PM     (No. 9201033)

Alicia Colon: pro-amnesty reconquistadora and inspiration to high school journalists everywhere. I doubt she even knows who Pat Buchanon is.

You have a long and glaring history of coming on website and making no contribution on article but to snipe. In this case, your facts are wrong. Do it again, and you will be blocked. We are a news forum. LCom Staff.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 2/28/2013 12:29:09 PM     (No. 9201034)

Sad to read the comments of some QUITTERS on this thread. If we could have learned anything from Ho Chi Minh, it´s that the only ´battle´ you have to win is the last one. Many of the Left´s ´victories´ have been tactical but not strategic. Progressives have managed to awaken tens of millions of sleeping giants and filled them with a terrible resolve to restore a free Constitutional republic.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 2/28/2013 12:35:56 PM     (No. 9201041)

I don´t know who Pat Buchanon is either but Pat Buchanan was skewering Alicia Cohn not Alicia Colon. Trolls are a real pain here.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 2/28/2013 1:06:46 PM     (No. 9201101)

FTA: "The media has become treasonous because it no longer cares about truth and what´s good for the country if it harms the image of their lord and savior, President Obama."

This is one of our greatest EVILS of this time, the completely sold-out LSM to all things dRATS [as a whole]. This is like freedom of religion in Egypt currently, as long as you follow the Sharia Law controlled constitution and Muslim Brotherhood government.

We gave newspapers so long ago, "rights" akin to a doctor [keep sources a "secret," especially the unnamed high government official], except in their case, writers today don´t care if they "do no harm," but rather, do people see it´s MY byline.

"Freedom of the Press" comes with a sacred trust and promise to those who report and those of US who form our necessary opinions on living within our communities and beyond. We need their unBIASed take on issues that we vote on. In all this, even the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin lynching they manufactured at 0bama´s request, they fail US each time a tree falls in the forest, whether we hear it or not.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/28/2013 1:13:48 PM     (No. 9201114)

When more serious journos write more artciles like this and they begin to appear in wider circulation, this nation will begin the painful process of healing. Until then, we are still on the down slide.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 2/28/2013 1:26:37 PM     (No. 9201137)

How long will it be until principled democrats (oxymoron) stand up against Obama and his thuggish regime? In any group of men there are usually some within the ranks with the courage to put self-interest and safety aside to speak out. It was a handful of these type of men who signed their names to the Declaration of Independence. Even within the British House of Commons there were brave men who passionately opposed King George III in prosecution of the war against the rebellious American colonists. Where are such men today among the democrats? Where are they? Patrick, Saint George, Utah


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Reply 49 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/28/2013 1:31:21 PM     (No. 9201151)

Regarding post #46, I was responding to poster #1. Yes, I have misspelled Pat Buchanan´s name. Deeply sorry for that. As far as not making a contribution, that is a matter of opinion I suppose. I certainly don´t parrot the Talk Show Host Party line on every issue. People have taken to bullying me and calling me a troll, so I adopted the name. This site benefits from unorthodox opinions. It is a real shame that the Pol Pot mentality regarding thought purity is so alive and well here and among the "conservative" movement.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/28/2013 1:32:21 PM     (No. 9201156)

This article was just as good as all of you said. Every word was well chosen.

We have to push back against the education establishment. Georgia has authorized public charter schools. Woo! Woo! I watched and saved John Stossel´s show on public education. He says that New Orleans is making huge strides in education because the old sytem was washed away and charter schools have sprung up. I´m excited.

Kids have to learn to read. Block BET, MTV, VH, and Nickelodeon. Limit the video games. Grandparents arise!



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Reply 51 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/28/2013 2:25:29 PM     (No. 9201249)

#52, I would be very sad to see you removed from this forum, so I urge you to take a few deep breaths. Yes, provocative posts are what keep things interesting, but each of us needs to be careful. Certainly I do. Maybe I can explain why the staff considers your post incorrect. Alicia Colon is of Puerto Rican descent. Reconquista is a Mexican cause and I believe she would be as insulted to be lumped in with it as she would be to be considered no better than high-school journalists. I´m a fan of Colon´s,but I join you in not feeling affection for the "Talk Show Host Party line". However, she´s not really writing about Limbaugh in this piece. I have corresponded with Alicia Colon and she´s most certainly a person worth knowing and reading. Don´t get yourself booted, my friend.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: toinee, 2/28/2013 3:50:45 PM     (No. 9201398)

I wish members of our Congress had as much clank as does Alicia Colon. Maybe there would be at least a little push back against what this Marxist in the WH is doing to the country.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 2/28/2013 4:03:16 PM     (No. 9201416)

FTA "He was raised by leftwing whites as a child of privilege and had the best education possible."

IMO evidence of a even a passable education is not being shown by Obama. Of course evidence of the president´s performance (grades, etc.) are not available to the people who I think deserve to know.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/28/2013 4:27:34 PM     (No. 9201435)

I suppose he did get the best education that was possible for a layabout blowing weed.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/28/2013 7:59:55 PM     (No. 9201714)

Thanks for all the recommendations to read the article. It was well worth it and mirrors what most of us here think about what Obama and his regime are doing to this country and the lofo voters who support him no matter what he does. He should be run out of DC on rails. After a good tar and feathering that is.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: LAW428, 2/28/2013 9:25:20 PM     (No. 9201785)

Great post #37, and you...ding, ding, ding, are absolutely right!!!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: jdwill, 2/28/2013 10:14:16 PM     (No. 9201834)

Food for thought -
Our duly elected legislators should -
1. Do what they think best for our Country?
2. Do what their constituents feel is best?
Therein lies the dilemma!
Do we constituents understand this paradox?
Do our legislators completely and fully explain their votes and actions in their pursuit of "doing the best they can for our country?"
Requires some thought, and some positive action! RINOS have a point -- just that their ´point´ has more or less, led America to Hell! Sorry, folks!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: lanika, 3/1/2013 12:44:28 PM     (No. 9202947)

Great. Wish I had seen this yesterday

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The Worst Wing- How the East Wing
shrank Michelle Obama
New Republic, by Reid Cherlin    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 3/25/2014 9:13:32 AM     Post Reply
In the fall of 2010, the nasty midterms drawing to a close, Michelle Obama was contemplating her next move. Two years into her tenure as first lady, the breathless fixation on guest lists and china selections was subsiding into routine, and she wanted a plan for the rest of her husband’s time in office. Of course, her calendar would never lack for National Hostess duties—the obligatory social functions outlined in binders left by Laura Bush’s team. She had already launched Let’s Move!, the childhood obesity initiative, and Joining Forces, a program to help military families and veterans, was also in

New York Soon to
Trail Florida in Population
New York Times, by Jesse McKinley    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 12/27/2013 1:27:07 PM     Post Reply
ALBANY — New York, whose status as the most populous state has long been ceded, will soon fall behind Florida into fourth place, a long-anticipated drop that is rife with symbolism and that could carry potentially serious economic consequences in coming years. When the Census Bureau releases its latest population estimates on Monday, demographers expect that Florida and New York will be narrowly separated — perhaps by as little as a few thousand people — and that if Florida does not pass New York this time, it almost certainly will do so in 2014. The census figures underscore immigration trends, as foreign-born migrants continue to

´Six-year love affair of
phone hacking editors´
Telegraph (U.K.), by Martin Evans, John Bingham*    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 11/1/2013 8:44:46 AM     Post Reply
The two tabloid editors at the centre of the phone hacking trial had a secret six-year affair at the end of which Rebekah Brooks wrote to Andy Coulson: “I love you ... You are my very best friend ... I tell you everything,” the Old Bailey heard. It is alleged that Mrs Brooks and Mr Coulson oversaw phone hacking and corruption at two of the country’s biggest newspapers. Details of the clandestine relationship were made public during the second day of their trial, where they are accused of overseeing a decade of illegal activity at The Sun and The News

CNN´s Hillary Clinton film scrapped as
director blames lack of co-operation
Guardian (U,K), by Josh Halliday    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 9/30/2013 10:19:06 AM     Post Reply
The Oscar-winning film director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his CNN documentary on Hillary Clinton after what he described as a private campaign against the film by prominent Democrats. Ferguson said he had decided to pull the plug after being met with a wall of silence from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed for the documentary. He claimed that aides to the former secretary of state put pressure on CNN behind the scenes, and made clear that Clinton would only co-operate "over my dead body". He also blamed a public campaign by Republicans, who claimed the film would be

Netflix executive upends Hollywood
Los Angeles Times, by Dawn C. Chmielewski    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 8/25/2013 9:12:34 PM     Post Reply
When Ted Sarandos put out the word that Netflix would begin producing original shows, he was swamped with story pitches that everyone else in Hollywood clearly had taken a pass on — including some scripts marked with coffee stains, smudged fingerprints and other telltale signs of rejection. That all changed in 2011 after Netflix bought the political thriller "House of Cards" from "The Social Network" and "Fight Club" director David Fincher.

Duck Nation has spoken:
´Duck Dynasty´ poised to be
biggest cable show of all time
Today, by Maria Elena Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 8/21/2013 5:55:13 PM     Post Reply
It’s a Duck Nation, and we’re all just living in it. Last week, A&E Network’s reality show “Duck Dynasty” catapulted to become the biggest unscripted show in cable history with its fourth season premiere. With nearly 11.8 million viewers, the show about a Louisiana family that has made millions from its duck call fabrication business is on the brink of toppling “The Walking Dead.” If it does, it will become cable´s biggest show. The A&E Network, as Duck Commander patriarch Phil Robertson would say, is “Happy, happy, happy.” The show premiered in March 2012 and finished its first cycle with an average

Anthony Weiner talks sexting scandal,
Staten Island issues (video)
Staten Island Advance, by Tom Wrobleski And Jillian Jorgensen    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 3:16:47 PM     Post Reply
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Democrat Anthony Weiner said that the new sexting firestorm that set his City Hall campaign reeling last week will in the end make him a stronger mayor and better able to deliver for Staten Island and the rest of the city. "I´m going to be a successful mayor because of it, because it´s going to give me a level of independence," he told the Advance in an exclusive interview. "I´m not constructing a campaign around the approval of my peers. I´m constructing a campaign around the aspirations of my neighbors."

Rush Limbaugh Rejects Cumulus
Rumors:‘Nothing Is Going To Change,’
‘Everything’s Cool’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 1:06:51 PM     Post Reply
Rush Limbaugh began his radio show Monday morning by addressing the news that Cumulus Media, the second-biggest radio broadcaster in the country, plans to drop his show from its stations by the end of the year. Limbaugh assured his readers that “nothing is going to change” in terms of their ability to hear him every morning. “There was another POLITICO story that ran last night on this program,” Limbaugh began, referring to Dylan Byers‘ report. “Someday, I am looking forward to detailing all of this for you,” Limbaugh continued, but for now he said he “must use proper business restraint.”

Stephanopoulos and Crowley Skip
IRS Scandal with Lew, Gregory Cues
Up Talking Points; Only Wallace Pursues
Newsbusters, by Brent Baker    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/29/2013 11:46:37 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who oversees the IRS, made the rounds of four Sunday morning TV talk shows (all but CBS’s Face the Nation) to promote President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy, but ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Candy Crowley failed to take advantage of the opportunity to press him on the IRS scandal. NBC’s David Gregory squeezed a question in at the very end of their session, but then didn’t follow up on Lew’s insistence “there’s no evidence of any political involvement.” Gregory: “Mr. Secretary, I’ll leave it there.

The Rev. Sharpton’s
already flagging posse
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 12:02:38 PM     Post Reply
Not a bit like the vigilante posses in the movies, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s posse will be out in 100 cities this weekend. But although the mainstream media’s not admitting it, Al’s is a posse that is already flagging before it starts. Missing from the the Rev. Sharpton’s planned “Justice for Trayvon” day, is the real spontaneity and consensus of the posses of yore. Rev. Sharpton’s planned weekend protests in 100 cities, relies on the mainstream media and politicians of the day fueling the fire of racial unrest.

´Rolling Stone´ gives alleged Boston
Bomber the cover boy treatment
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 8:53:02 AM     Post Reply
The cover of Friday´s edition of Rolling Stone magazine featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician. But this week, the periodical has raised eyebrows by letting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grace the famous front. The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber." The subhead promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."

Chinese museum found with 40,000
fake exhibits forced to close
Telegraph (U.K.), by Tom Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 8:09:44 AM     Post Reply
The 60 million yuan (£6.4 million) Jibaozhai Museum, located in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010 with its 12 exhibition halls packed with apparently unique cultural gems. But the museum’s collection, while extensive, appears ultimately to have been flawed. On Monday, the museum’s ticket offices were shut amid claims that many of the exhibits were in fact knock-offs which had been bought for between 100 yuan (£10.70) and 2,000 yuan (£215). The museum’s public humiliation began earlier this month when Ma Boyong, a Chinese writer,



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

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

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
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)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

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

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

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


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