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Gitmo Is Killing Me
New York Times, by Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel

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Posted By:Drive, 4/15/2013 8:29:32 AM

ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/15/2013 8:31:11 AM     (No. 9275789)

My ´Give-a-Darn´ meter is out for repair, and won´t be back for at least six months....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 4/15/2013 8:35:04 AM     (No. 9275795)

In Portuguese, we´d say "coitadinho" (poor little thing).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby, 4/15/2013 8:35:49 AM     (No. 9275797)

And this is NYT which doesn´t give a rat´s arse about the babies that were murdered by Gosnell!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 4/15/2013 8:36:04 AM     (No. 9275799)

Offwiththeirheads

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Reply 5 - Posted by: billkoch, 4/15/2013 8:49:16 AM     (No. 9275816)

Maybe o could send them Food Stamps.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 4/15/2013 8:51:29 AM     (No. 9275819)

The news here is that the NYT chose to print this article but won´t touch Gosnell or Obamacare´s morass with a ten foot pole. Always reliable for Palestinian and Arab sympathy, the NYT hopes what? To get this guy released?

How about releasing the testimony nurses at the murders of those live-born babies by Gosnell?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 4/15/2013 8:56:37 AM     (No. 9275830)

Sounds like the way Muslim women are treated. Don´t really see a story here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/15/2013 8:56:59 AM     (No. 9275831)

The Times is calling in its endorsement chips for Obama Kerry and Hagel. Or, basically, "We supported you because you promised, in private, a radical left agenda, now deliver". This and future Op-Ed essays and editorials will be the NYT´s way of bringing pressure to bear on O, K & H. By end of May, expect to see front page news stories on Gitmo, complete with photos of thin prisoners behind barbed wire.

The NYT wants Obama, Kerry & Hagel to: Free the Gitmo freedom fighters; abandon our allies; apologize to our enemies; destroy our remaining nuclear weapons and slash our conventional forces. And the NYT is fully committed to bringing these changes about.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/15/2013 8:57:11 AM     (No. 9275832)

I´m really not interested whether these guys eat or not.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/15/2013 8:59:38 AM     (No. 9275838)

Why is the NYT giving aid and comfort to our enemies during a time of war? Presdient Lincoln would have shut them down.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Felixcat, 4/15/2013 9:01:34 AM     (No. 9275843)

Terrorists detained for attacking the US are allowed to write an op-ed and have it published in the NY Times - wow -we´re such a horrible country to deny them their dignity - yeah whatever...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rod reese, 4/15/2013 9:04:48 AM     (No. 9275855)

Let them starve. I couldn´t care less about any of them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan, 4/15/2013 9:06:38 AM     (No. 9275859)

Why should his story even be believed? And if it is true that this guy is starving himself I say let him. The NYT editorial board should join him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LZK, 4/15/2013 9:08:52 AM     (No. 9275866)

Awwwwwwww -- poor booby!!

Shall WE measure this with the thought of someone jumping from the burning World Tower buildings?

LZK

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/15/2013 9:10:37 AM     (No. 9275869)

Maybe he should write a letter to the head of every Muslim country to ask them to stop their war on non Muslim countries, at which time the US will be glad to release all of them back to their own countries.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2013 9:12:32 AM     (No. 9275870)

Too bad Gitmo does not work that well with all the terrorists.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mbdexp, 4/15/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9275883)

And...still beats a bullet, or the so called virgins...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 4/15/2013 9:25:24 AM     (No. 9275890)

Maybe The NY Slimes(& Palestinians) need to send them some food packages every month.
The best thing to do would be to give each one a floating prayer rug, and point them towards the East.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/15/2013 9:31:43 AM     (No. 9275904)

The BOO HOO factor is at a negative 34.

You do the crime you do the time and if you don´t eat your special meals, tough!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: catfur27, 4/15/2013 9:36:25 AM     (No. 9275911)

..the ny slimes ( and the rest of the media) bashes Christians, Republicans , Tea Party, Conservatives, and white suburbanites regularly because they feel safe doing so...those people will not retaliate...but if you dare to criticize muslims or any other racial minority and watch out...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 4/15/2013 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9275923)

Next, our military will be required to read their stupid koran to them since they´re too weak to do it on their own.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 4/15/2013 9:45:34 AM     (No. 9275935)

aw heck Barak, come on, just pardon´em (along with 11 million illegal aliens [there, i said it!]). you know you want to.

While your at it, give them reparations for what Bush did to them. We can´t send them back to their country of origin because it wouldn´t be safe for them, so lets relocate them to a Red state and make. Heck, they could even vote...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 4/15/2013 9:46:22 AM     (No. 9275940)

Then EAT something already! Gitmo is not killing you; you are killing yourself through voluntary starvation.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: killerbee, 4/15/2013 9:52:59 AM     (No. 9275954)

Exactly how is Gitmo killing you? Are they withholding food from you? No? Then you are killing yourself.

Eleven years? Dignity? Your religion doesn´t dignify the human, so what´s the diff?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: stonepony, 4/15/2013 10:06:44 AM     (No. 9275979)

maybe they will all just die..........nice thought

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Reply 26 - Posted by: WIBadger, 4/15/2013 10:07:13 AM     (No. 9275981)

Dignity huh ?

Same kind of dignity the victims of 9/11 had ? That kind ?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 4/15/2013 10:17:33 AM     (No. 9276002)

Well, I´ve been sentenced to eight years of BO´s foolishness for the crime of being Christian, white, smart & successful. I don´t care to hear about your little, bitty problems. Eat your koran!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dwtc, 4/15/2013 10:23:26 AM     (No. 9276012)

A personal note to:
Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel
You are where you are because of choices you made:
You choose to join a violent Muslim group
you choose to attack the people of my country who did you no wrong
You choose to hide among your own people.
You were caught!
You are now a prisoner in Guantanamo, being treated better than many of the people you attempted to kill.
I hope you enjoy your stay and never have the opportunity to do us harm again.
You where you are because of your choices.
I for one have no sympathy for you because now you have another choice, eat or don´t eat.
I for one don´t care


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Reply 29 - Posted by: William1, 4/15/2013 10:37:25 AM     (No. 9276048)

I admire your principles, Samir. Keep up the good fight and keep starving.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: seamusm, 4/15/2013 10:39:37 AM     (No. 9276054)

Hey guys! Lighten up. For just a second stop thinking with your anger against O and his news waterboys. Yes I too wish most of these had been killed on the field of battle. But Gitmo is just not right. Indefinite imprisonment without trial is just wrong - and no crime should be punished without opportunity to defend oneself. Forced feedings are shameful. I don´t care what the world thinks of us but I am ashamed of what we continue to do. Part of what has made us strong is affording dignity to those who DO NOT DESERVE IT.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 4/15/2013 10:42:27 AM     (No. 9276060)

It seems to me that his refusing to eat is killing him. That´s your choice, buddy.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/15/2013 10:52:54 AM     (No. 9276081)

They`ll eat ham sandwiches if they get hungry enough...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pindarjr, 4/15/2013 10:55:54 AM     (No. 9276092)

#30, I agree with you, indefinite imprisonment is just wrong, so I´m willing to let them all go as soon as the war on terror is over.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Quaestio, 4/15/2013 11:03:58 AM     (No. 9276106)

I´m sure the NYT took their president to task for failing to have resolved the question of these people for FIVE years.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: toddh, 4/15/2013 11:05:32 AM     (No. 9276109)

News organizations will go to great lengths to maintain the legal fiction of "innocent until proven guilty," no matter how many eyewitnesses there are. Nidal Hasan is consistently called an "alleged" attacker. Their excuse (not a reason, not any longer) is they do not want to influence a jury. Yet they run this trash, specifically to force action from the legal process.

Treasonous hypocrites. Nationalize the New York Times and give it to Rupert Murdoch.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LouD, 4/15/2013 11:10:24 AM     (No. 9276121)

How many of those in the twin towers had the opportunity to defend themselves, #30? Their sentence was death! And we are supposed to feel sorry for terrorists?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bearcat, 4/15/2013 11:27:31 AM     (No. 9276144)

I´m pretty sure Yemen took several Gitmo inmates
Why not this one??? Because they knew he couldn´t be trusted.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 4/15/2013 11:34:05 AM     (No. 9276157)

Why is their hunger strike my problem? They have free will to eat or not. Frankly, my dear, I don´t give a d...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/15/2013 11:37:27 AM     (No. 9276161)

#3
The NYT and other leftist rags have found a way to cover Gosnell. They report on the controversy over the media avoiding the story. Nothing about the actual trial. At least when people search it will turn up some hits.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: artsy, 4/15/2013 12:07:54 PM     (No. 9276207)

They should have every right to starve themselves to death.They should not have the right to blackmail anyone!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: goose, 4/15/2013 1:33:27 PM     (No. 9276421)

Yesterday at Gitmo I met an islamist terrorist. He said he hadn´t had a bite in two weeks. So I bit him. (insert rimshot here)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/15/2013 1:38:23 PM     (No. 9276432)

His English is awfully good for a third world barbarian. Therefore I agree with those who say this is bogus.

Let them all starve themselves to death - Bobby Sands would love some company.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Tennisballhead, 4/15/2013 2:21:07 PM     (No. 9276500)

The linguistics of this guy´s quotes is totally inconsistent. I call B.S. The author made half or more of them up.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: jimjr, 4/15/2013 2:30:08 PM     (No. 9276516)

Just to make sure that everybody understands who the Gitmo detainees are:

1. They are people who have been arrested on the suspicion of committing a crime.

2. They are "Prisoners of War".

They are, according to the Geneva Conventions, illegal combatants. As such they are accorded no protections what so ever, none. In prior wars, once captured, illegal combatants were questioned, using whatever methods the capturing force thought necessary then summarily executed. All "legal" within the Geneva Conventions.

Should it be desired that we release them, I suggest a nice sunny spot, somewhere between Cuba and the Canary Islands.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/15/2013 4:10:30 PM     (No. 9276693)

I agree #30.

#36, do you know that this man (and maybe others) had anything to do with the 9/11 attack? If so, charge him. But since when it is right to put people in prison indefinitely with no charges? Do we know for sure that he was a combatant? He might have been one of those who was accused by others but not part of any radical group. We don´t know what happened. But as #30 said, it isn´t right to hold someone for years and years and years with no charges filed nor anything to prove that he was involved in attacking our soldiers or citizens. I am no softy when it comes to terrorists and radical muslims, but there was a reason why the U.S. used to be EXCEPTIONAL. But now we act just like all the other countries (especially when it comes to incarcerating people) and often times we are worse.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Starlady, 4/15/2013 4:55:08 PM     (No. 9276777)

This story is all Barbra Streisand. First of all our military have strict rules for providing care to these heathens. Second, the fake prisoner, (according ti him and a couple of posters), needs to write Obama and Holder who stopped military trials in 2008. They are the source of your injustice. When/ IF we ever elect a GOP President, you might get a hearing. How long can you wait?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/15/2013 6:15:02 PM     (No. 9277021)

Put them on military trial, then take them out back and shoot them. Feed the remains to hogs.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Hubertsmom, 4/15/2013 6:26:15 PM     (No. 9277057)

I should like to be so thin! But then again, I´d have to stop eating. Hmmm...

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Darling, 4/15/2013 6:57:53 PM     (No. 9277133)

I am thinking of a line uttered by Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," involving decreasing the surplus population.

If you choose to starve yourselves to death, I don´t care. You wouldn´t know dignity if it jumped up and bit you.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Kook, 4/15/2013 7:31:09 PM     (No. 9277190)

This is simply a politically calculated stunt, nothing more. They´re betting their lives that the ´horror´ of this will make the limp wrist progressives give up and release them. I agree that imprisoning them indefinitely without due process is wrong. If they were uniformed soldiers, we´d treat them as such, as prisoners of war, and repatriate them after hostilities cease. By their choice, they have abandoned the rules of normal, civilized war. I say give them a military tribunal and treat them as the equivalent of spies, non uniformed combatants that have separated themselves from the Geneva convention protections. Then execute them as you would spies.

Our country has fallen far too far to do the right thing. These guys will probably die of old age in Gitmo.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 4/15/2013 8:16:23 PM     (No. 9277252)

Good thing Obama was elected! The first order he signed was to close Gitmo!


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Crosscut, 4/15/2013 8:22:09 PM     (No. 9277261)

Boo hoo hoo, muzzie scum. Tell it to someone who cares.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: watercheetah, 4/15/2013 8:27:52 PM     (No. 9277268)

Oh no, Samir! Bad timing by your pals at the NYT. They should have asked you if your cousin was going to blow up some children in Boston today.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: blizzard, 4/15/2013 8:32:41 PM     (No. 9277282)

None of these "people" should be alive in the first place. Extract information, then off with their heads... we´re wasting too much time and money on these animals.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 4/15/2013 8:59:46 PM     (No. 9277308)

Your choice bubba --- don´t blame us

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Reply 56 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/15/2013 11:40:21 PM     (No. 9277554)

I agree with #44

Sorry, but you choose to go on a hunger strike, just like you choose to commit crimes against the US and it´s citizens.

For a POW, you live in some pristine conditions with food better than Daniel Pearl ever received.

Far be it from me to interfere with your right to stop eating. We wouldn´t want the ACLU to sue because you don´t have rights.

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Posted By: Drive- 4/21/2014 2:16:51 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden is warning his Democratic base to drop the apathy and pledge to vote in the fall midterms or see the administration´s achievements like Obamacare get sunk by a Republican majority in the House and Senate. He headlined his latest scare-mail “If we lose,” and warned that the GOP will pass the tough budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, and repeal Obamacare. “If Republicans hold on to their majority in the House and win back control of the Senate in November -- and believe me, that´s a real possibility -- then I can guarantee you that we´ll



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Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Why Does Nation Tolerate A
Habitual Liar As President?

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Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 2:10:54 PM     Post Reply
Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It´s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied "most of

Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about
running for president’

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Fox News, by Christina Corbin    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 3:01:45 PM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush said Wednesday he´s "thinking about running for president," in his most direct statement yet about a possible 2016 run. The former Florida governor spoke at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning. He previously has said he´ll make a decision on whether to run for president before the end of this year, making clear that he was considering the possibility. But his comments on Wednesday appeared to be more direct. Asked what his "immediate plans" were, he said, according to an attendee: "I´m thinking about running for president." The answer was met with applause and a standing ovation, after

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

The Five’s Beckel Rips Bolling
for Laughing at Climate Science:
‘You Are a Total, Complete Jerk!’

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 8:29:47 AM     Post Reply
Today is Earth Day. Fox News’ The Five opened its show with a nearly 15 minute segment titled “Earth Day Hysteria.” The goal appeared to be to prove that scientists’ warnings about climate change are overblown and should be ignored if not outright mocked and co-host Eric Bolling was the ringleader of the effort. But he found an adversary in Bob Beckel, who challenged the status quo by presenting actual data on the rise of CO2 levels from NASA, of all places. But before Beckel got to his chart, Bolling took some time to “praise” President Barack Obama for what

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative
Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’

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WPRO Radio [E. Providence, RI], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 12:30:26 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In a dissent to Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life. Sotomayor’s 58-page dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has one theme: Race matters. (Snip) She takes a dig at Chief Justice John Roberts who wrote once, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race.” Sotomayor says: “It is a sentiment out of touch with reality.” Sotomayor says, “Race matters.


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