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

Original Article

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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Plan Denies Meds, Drops Doctors
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 8:27:21 AM     Post Reply
A New York woman suffering from a neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries has been dropped by all of her doctors and denied medications due to her Obamacare plan. "I´ve been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable," said Margaret Figueroa, 49, on Wednesday. "My medication helps me function during the day." Figueroa suffers from a disease known as Arnold Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. Even though the Obamacare plan she purchased assured her that she was covered, her insurance card was denied when she went to fill her prescriptions. Then she learned that none of her



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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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