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Charles Murray´s Gay-Marriage Surprise
New Yorker, by Jane Mayer

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Posted By:Oblio, 3/17/2013 5:00:38 PM

Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fritzilou, 3/17/2013 5:09:42 PM     (No. 9229798)

Oh the adrenaline high for the NYT; their smearing of Republicans, their race and homeophobic accusations that have been aimed at Republicans. Jane must be flying high and the power she weilds; it must be the feeling of being the one true God. What a coup; Charles Murray bites. The drum beat goes on.

You can call a dog a cat, but it is still a dog.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rasputin, 3/17/2013 5:11:25 PM     (No. 9229804)

In the end, the part the Libertarians always get wrong is that it is the godless-ization of this culture that got us into this mess in the first place.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gerty, 3/17/2013 5:15:33 PM     (No. 9229810)

Didn´t the Bell Curve book come out way before l994?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/17/2013 5:22:22 PM     (No. 9229820)

I agree with him. I mean no disrespect to anyone but when there is no harm done to you by someone else´s actions, can´t you let choices be up to them?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck, 3/17/2013 5:30:03 PM     (No. 9229830)

When the time comes will a same sex "married" couple go through all the steps to get a "divorce"? Bet not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bullhead, 3/17/2013 5:39:27 PM     (No. 9229851)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: absalom, 3/17/2013 5:55:07 PM     (No. 9229885)

Traditional marriage is a bedrock of civilization. Since the dawn of man, it was a societal impulse driven by the self evident need to socialize children and self regulate sexual activity. Religious trappings, which came eons later, are tangential to the institution. That Murray, a glorified statistician, would, de facto, endorse homosexuality and infanticide; shouts aloud that Murray is both unprincipled and a coward; in mortal terror of the Zeitgeist. That he echoes R establishment thinking, says volumes about the state of mind and soul of the R Party; an institution fractured beyond repair and no longer worthy of support from any one who claims to be a principled and traditional conservative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: balogreene, 3/17/2013 6:05:21 PM     (No. 9229901)

I honestly don´t know how I feel about this. I do know Charles Murray has always made us think about things. Maybe this is something we should think about.

I am a conservative, I am a Christian, I believe homosexuality is wrong, I believe abortion is murder. I believe many people in this country are misguided non-believers. They murder, rob, rape, are homosexuals, and have abortions. They will pay for their choices, just like my favorite Christopher Hitchens is paying.

It hurts me. I love some homosexual and transgendered persons, and wish for them the best. I also pray for their souls. Until they believe, they will not change.

We cannot legislate their beliefs any more than Muslims can legislate Sharia in this country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 3/17/2013 6:08:30 PM     (No. 9229905)

I guess aborting a child does no direct harm to me, but indirectly the act dehumanizes all of us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: theeo, 3/17/2013 6:08:48 PM     (No. 9229906)

SURE! Give up your principles for a pearl of some Gays´ price.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: aasilver, 3/17/2013 6:13:50 PM     (No. 9229913)

An open note to Mr Murray:

Muslims believe that one man can have up to four wives.

Should that be legal?

If no, then why not?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/17/2013 6:19:42 PM     (No. 9229923)

senility is hard to watch

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 3/17/2013 6:28:37 PM     (No. 9229948)

Competence in A does not confer competence in B, in C, in D, in.... It´s that simple.

FTA: Murray, who is currently a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is revered by many conservatives.

Yeah, well, true conservatives respect sound principles rather than "revere" people. Or is the magazine doing a sly hit there?

FTA: While [his adult children] share many of his views on limiting the size of government, and supporting free enterprise, he said, "Not one of them thought of voting for a Republican President" in the last election."

Well, no one taught them to reason carefully or examine evidence dispassionately, then.

As for his views on same-sex marriage, is the article is accurate, Murray accepted anecdotal evidence [even if from friends and acquaintances] in place of real data. That´s not sound reasoning, either.

On abortion, yet again the person who is the baby seems to be invisible. Again, shoddy thinking. But I strongly agree that abortion is a state matter, not a Federal one. And I´ll say that we ought to focus on: a. what the Feds can Constitutionally address; and b. policies to get the US "healthy" again.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fritzilou, 3/17/2013 6:36:41 PM     (No. 9229960)

Response to #4

There is no empirical evidence that this will do harm. Gay marriages are a new phenomenon. Some children of those relationships have mixed results.

How will you feel if your children or a relatives children are told by teachers than they can chose their own gender. That is happening in Oakland California. You should have seen the looks on the children´s faces; utter confusion.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: runningdoc, 3/17/2013 6:41:01 PM     (No. 9229969)

I mourn for my grandchildren. They are the ones who will bear most of the burden of this godless approach to government. Libertarianism is simple selfishness. I want my way even if my way results in babies being murdered, and moral sexual depravity being justified. Woe those who call evil good and good evil.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ramona, 3/17/2013 6:44:16 PM     (No. 9229977)

What harm can come of this? For starters, the rest of us who think that "marriage" actually has a distinct meaning and who value that distinction, will be set up as bigots and haters. No one will be allowed to express support for the idea of traditional Christian marriage. It will become a hate crime to oppose gay "marriage."

I guess that´s a libertarian´s view tolerance.....
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: runningdoc, 3/17/2013 6:45:55 PM     (No. 9229982)

PS, No Republican or Republican Party will get a dime of my money that supports the murder of the unborn or the abominization (new word?) of marriage. Have whatever party you want and can pay for. I will wait for a responsible adult to show up 2support. Who knows maybe Ben Carson would make a good President, someone who knows the value of human and spent a career saving it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: absalom, 3/17/2013 6:51:18 PM     (No. 9229990)

#16. Indeed Ramona. Very perceptive!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 3/17/2013 6:58:24 PM     (No. 9230003)

Somehow I don´t think Charles Murray at CPAC would have merited a mention in the New Yorker if he hadn´t endorsed one of their pet causes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: artman1746, 3/17/2013 7:10:57 PM     (No. 9230019)

I wonder if Murray has always let his kids dictate his values. By all means; if pedophiles would be acceptable to his kids why not embrace sex with children? Why did he write books? Just ask your kids! And after all, you need their votes. If Murray´s kids have that view then I question his bonofides as a parent.

GAY MARRIAGE AND HOMOSEXUALITY IS THE SYMPTOM, not the problem. Your kid´s values are the problem.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/17/2013 7:13:08 PM     (No. 9230021)

Another pundit bites the dust?

When we stop worhipping them, the lib media won´t have anything to crow about when these gurus seem to jump ship.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: QRP, 3/17/2013 7:22:20 PM     (No. 9230034)

Does it really make sense to have a Republican party? If they are just going to be Democrat Lite - why bother? The voters will figure out the real Democrats and kick the Republicans to the curb.
If we are a one party system, then we are a one party system.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: columba, 3/17/2013 7:33:10 PM     (No. 9230043)

Like Francis said: Gay marriage is an effort of the Father of Lies to destroy Marriage (and us).

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PageTurner, 3/17/2013 7:49:13 PM     (No. 9230070)

I´m gonna go with the Pope Francis view of things. He´s the fresh new voice in the world, speaking the eternal truths.

Charles Murray, by contrast, in his capitulation and moral emptiness, looks like a has-been.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Starlady, 3/17/2013 7:53:49 PM     (No. 9230075)

The farther we turn away from God, the less we should expect his blessing on our country.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: jorgecito, 3/17/2013 7:55:19 PM     (No. 9230078)

Too bad that Murray doesn´t see that abortion and destruction of marriage are the driving factors in the downfall of Fishtown.

Fishtowns everywhere used to be populated by people with traditional values. Most blue-collar folks were church-going squares who would get married, have babies, and work at a respectable trade to support their families.

Now Fishtowns are filled with single mothers on welfare, shiftless men, meth addicts, child beaters, and every social ill you can think of. Why? Because the old social order of church, marriage and family was ridiculed and destroyed.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: WAN2, 3/17/2013 7:57:35 PM     (No. 9230081)

Worshipping government (or God) turns believers into elites who think they know all the answers.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jlw509, 3/17/2013 8:13:00 PM     (No. 9230099)

One of the downstream results of the deconstruction of marriage, sex and gender (and that´s what this is) is that it will become illegal to even advocate for, or try to strengthen, real marriage.

Do you think I´m exaggerating? Not at all.

They´ve already shut down Catholic Adoption Services in IL, MA, and CA because they wouldn´t place kids in homosexual domestic arrangements.

They´ve made it a crime to counsel a minor towards normal gender identity / sexual orientation, even if both the minor and his parents have requested help in strengthening normal psychosexual development.

They´re penalizing anyone involved in a wedding, marriage, or family related business if they don´t cater to sexual deviancy.

Gender confusion in very young children is not even being recognized as a problem: it´s a desired feature, even a proud achievement of the new revolutionary gender system!

Who´s it going to hurt?

It´s getting harder and harder to find anyone it isn´t going to hurt.

You don´t believe me? Watch.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/17/2013 8:15:01 PM     (No. 9230102)

Simple solution: Marriage is a religious sacrament. Civil marriage is state establishment of religion therefore it should be unconstitutional.

Gays can marry now if they find a minister, rabbi, etc. who will marry them.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: neanderthal, 3/17/2013 9:30:48 PM     (No. 9230172)

The total purpose of marriage is composed of two elements; the raising of children, and the public removal of individuals from the "available" pool. There is nothing historically or ethically significant about love, sex, or economic benefits in the whole practice. If you´re not getting together to raise kids or to take yourself out of the "hey! I´m available" pool, then you´re doing the whole thing for the wrong reasons.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mre, 3/17/2013 9:45:33 PM     (No. 9230191)

#30, you make good points. And that sounds like what Murray was driving at.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/17/2013 9:52:09 PM     (No. 9230198)

Murray is revered by many conservatives.

Mr. Murray may be "revered" by many conservatives, but he is just another fallible, mortal man with an opinion.

What is the moral basis for homosexuality? What is their source for determining their threshold of morality? At what point do they decide a behavior is unacceptable - wrong? Pedophilia? Bestiality? When?

Many conservatives revere God and his word more than man and man´s opinion.

“With gay marriage,” he went on, “I think the train has left the station.”

We can choose either the train "bound for glory" or the one bound for perdition. That should be an informed choice at the least. The life and future of our country and our children depends on it. Our Founders and Framers looked to God for guidance. We must do the same if we want to survive as a free republic.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/17/2013 10:11:08 PM     (No. 9230209)

Gay marriage should be acknowledged as the attack on the spiritual foundations of civilization that it is meant to be. The complementary nature of man and woman, male and female and the beneficial influences of a stable unit on the progeny that results, that really needs to be questioned?

This is a politically fueled effort of the secular world to deny the natural laws of a world not created, nor altered by human false sophistication.

If one has a right to marry one of the same gender, then why limit it? Marry your cocker spaniel, your mother, your sister, your entire family, your 67 Mustang convertible. Better still, marry yourself.
But this self referential attempt to construe the historical foundations of civilization, those moral cornerstones, ought to acknowledge in the broader sense for what it is: consistent with Marxist goals, the family is to be deconstructed so that the new moral order can be reshaped in the absence of the Creator. Good luck with that.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: trapper, 3/17/2013 11:18:32 PM     (No. 9230263)

It is logically inefensible to give legal sanction to gay marriage and not give the same legal sanction to marriage between multiple partners - bigamy. And while we are at it, why not incest and marriage between relatives? Mother and son, father and daughter, cousins, uncles and nieces, brothers and sisters, sisters and sisters, gay or straight, monogomous or multi-partnered. One big, happy, related, "modern family." Assuming they are all adults, to quote #4 "when there is no harm done to you by someone else´s actions, can´t you let choices be up to them?"

Of course I do not advocate any of it. But can anyone look behind us say, 30 years, and truly not see the trajectory we are on?

To answer #4´s question, the problem with leaving the ordering of our civil society to the secular libertarian is that he recognizes no external moral law for regulating behavior. As a result, the secular libertarian has no more to recommend him than any other secularist. He is simply a hedonist with a sense of decorum.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: kahunavol, 3/17/2013 11:35:06 PM     (No. 9230277)

Eric Metaxas eloquently addressed this issue in his CPAC speech.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/17/2013 11:44:21 PM     (No. 9230284)

I always thought Murray had a brilliant mind and I loved to hear him talk.At the same time he had some level of quirkiness about him.From what I recall he suffered one hell of a backlash from the Bell Curve. He quieted down after that and probably still feels guilty about it.Maybe this is his atonement outreach.

This whole theory about caving to leftists to peel some of their votes is ludicrous.People love this new Pope even though he´s theologically conservative. People need moral guidance whether they think so or not.

This country has become one big frat house under Obama and it´s getting worse.STD transmissions are through the roof off the counter culture´s new definition of life like "hook ups" and "friends with benefits".

Women control a society´s value system and the left has conditioned the younger ones to accept things like free range sex,bisexualism and abortion.Not to mention drinking to the verge of unconsciousness.

Republicans have to stand up for traditional America,or pack their bags or become dems.

Dick Cheney has stood up in support for gay marriage,does anybody think for a minute he´s a new left wing hero?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Quaestio, 3/17/2013 11:48:34 PM     (No. 9230286)

If Roe vs. Wade were overturned the states would have to then ban abortion. Does anyone think, that in a million years, NY or CA will ban abortion? The legal route against abortion is limited, the right should focus on decreasing it as much as possible. No one thought smoking would decrease without making cigarettes illegal, either.

The majority of the population does not think of marriage in terms of social stability. Today it´s just something you do when you like someone. The majority view is that only homophobes want to deny gays the ability to marry and get benefits and tax deductions. It is now a matter of ´fairness.´ Murry is correct in saying the train has left the station. Conservatives need an effective approach to restoring and strengthening the family and protecting religious rights. Sometimes it really is better to retreat so that you can continue to fight and eventually win, rather than being exterminated. Obviously people don´t want to hear this, but I think a long-term strategy is far superior to a flashy, but ultimately pointless kamikaze run.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: absalom, 3/18/2013 12:32:37 AM     (No. 9230312)

#39. Always amused when anyone speaks for the majority. Demosthenes, Pericles or Burke perhaps, but hardly you. As for trains, the only one that´s left the station is ´The Common Sense Express´. That Murray, a glorified statistician, would argue, de facto for accepting homosexuality and infanticide, confirms him as an unprincipled and shallow coward, willing to sell out for votes; the same thing ladies of the evening do for cash.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Quaestio, 3/18/2013 1:25:33 AM     (No. 9230341)

I was not speaking for the majority.

Gallup - For First Time, Majority of Americans Favor Legal Gay Marriage. The date: 20 May 2011.

Something more recent, dated 13 March 2013, "Poll: Americans see gay marriage as inevitable," an article published in The Christian Century.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: chumley, 3/18/2013 4:23:31 AM     (No. 9230402)

Is it just my imagination, or has "libertarian" become something of a bad word around here this last week or so? I am a libertarian leaning conservative. I expect to be left alone and not forced to practice your beliefs, and in return I will afford you the same courtesy.
If you want to marry someone of the same sex, I dont care. I may laugh at you and call you weird, but really its none of my business. If you want to practice polygamy, I still dont care. I might even want a deal like that myself. If that makes me selfish and hedonistic I´ll have to wear that shirt. I´ll put it on right after I get home from work, finish paying my bills and taxes, mowing my grass, fixing the house and taking care of my family.

I abhor abortion, and could make the argument that it is murder. Someone innocent is directly harmed. The law does have a legitimate place dealing with that.

The moslems are absolutely certain that their religion is right and others should be forced to adhere to their moral codes. They believe it maintains the social order, which is more important than personal liberty, after all. Sounds a little like our religious right here, doesn´t it?

We keep talking about the big tent, then we shrink it to where only those who sit in our own pews can fit in. It seems unsustainable.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/18/2013 10:58:22 AM     (No. 9230866)

After reading some of these posts I have great fear for our country because the protective arms of the Lord will not surround us if we keep sliding to the ways that bring death, abortion, homosexuality [average life span 50 years] Love of money [Madoff?][too big to fail greedy banks] This time it won´t be a worldwide flood, but a worldwide fire. The blindness of Benghazi persists in our president and I don´t expect him to protect our country from destruction.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: absalom, 3/18/2013 1:40:46 PM     (No. 9231248)

#41. Uninterested in engaging in a urinary contest, so we´ll end it here. Polls, the fellow traveler of statistics, will give you any result your heart desires; just phrase the question accordingly. You might be interested in a new poll about to be released which has Astronomers buzzing and indicates that a majority of Americans now believe the planets are shaped liked cubes not spheres. Polls are the hand maiden of the trendy zeitgeist; traditions and principles endure.

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What Rand Paul got right
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/12/2013 7:28:03 AM     Post Reply
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."

No, 80 Percent of NYC High School
Graduates Are Not Illiterate
New York Magazine, by Adam Martin    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/9/2013 1:10:10 PM     Post Reply
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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