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NBC: White House Regrets
Publicly Setting Syrian Red Line

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/28/2013 8:47:26 PM

NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd reported this morning that the White House regrets publicly setting a red line with regard to Syrian use of chemical weapons: [Video] "I can tell you there is regret about that red line comment," said Todd, "because if you --" Host David Gregory interrupted, "In the White House?" "In the White House in this respect," Todd continued. "You don´t draw--I mean, they meant it. They do mean it on the chemical weapons. But saying it creates this political conversation. They didn´t want to go public last week

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/28/2013 8:56:55 PM     (No. 9300789)

Obama is a snivelling little twit!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 4/28/2013 9:03:51 PM     (No. 9300793)

Once again, 0bama raises his skirt over his head and wails like a little girl.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 4/28/2013 9:05:06 PM     (No. 9300796)

Now, now. Obama personally called Assad today and told him that his (Assad´s) mother was a hamster and his father smelt of elderberry, then proceeded to threaten to send chemical weapons of his own out of his butt in his general direction if he didn´t stop using chemical weapons.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mfm, 4/28/2013 9:08:41 PM     (No. 9300799)

A friend of mine just returned from Cairo..I thought he was crazy to go..Had the best trip of his life, take away, Egyptions welcomed him, friendly helpful, there are no longer many tourists.. The hate the Brotherhood and even more they hate Obama, hate is not a strong enough word...Another take away, the Military will throw Morsi out by end of summer. The people of Egypt do not want war..with anyone...Obama weakness and his support of the Muslim Brotherhood is causing hell in the middle east and north africa

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tnorling, 4/28/2013 9:12:19 PM     (No. 9300802)

The First Mouse has spoken! He makes jellyfish look good.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/28/2013 9:12:54 PM     (No. 9300803)

The Red Line is the communist propaganda which Zippy blurts out every day.

And he hasn´t a scintilla of regret over that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mgwitt, 4/28/2013 9:14:14 PM     (No. 9300805)

No guts Obama!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noddy, 4/28/2013 9:23:09 PM     (No. 9300815)

If Obama had a tail he´d put it between his legs and skulk away. He just doesn´t have anything between his legs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/28/2013 9:28:17 PM     (No. 9300822)

Syria and North Korea know Obama is full of crap and will not do anything to them for using nukes, chemicals or anything else they want to use against anyone they want to attack. They can attack the US and all that will happen is Hillary and Kerry will send harsh letters threatening severe diplomatic sanctions by the UN and that´s it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DocH, 4/28/2013 9:32:32 PM     (No. 9300826)

Alternate headline: Incompetent Incumbent Regrets Own Incompetence in Incompetent Way.

We are so hosed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Janjan, 4/28/2013 9:47:54 PM     (No. 9300839)

Not only does Obama make an ass of himself again with his utter incompetence but then sends out one of his media toadies to announce it. God help us.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 4/28/2013 10:00:40 PM     (No. 9300853)

Just what exactly did this P.O.S. POTUS of ours mean then? This man is a liar of the first order and should not, under any circumstances, be the leader of this country!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dipi, 4/28/2013 10:16:02 PM     (No. 9300867)

Re post #3. That is going to take a few bags of beans. In any case, that is all he has been doing - blowing smoke out of the wrong orifice.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/28/2013 10:40:33 PM     (No. 9300887)

Not to worry. By Monday morning, F.Chuck and Little David will be back as happy little schoolgirls at Camp Obama.
/contempt off/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/29/2013 12:57:12 AM     (No. 9300965)

Only a Democrat could get away with this kind of idiotic behavior in the White House. Particularly a black Democrat president. It is expected of him to not be savvy politically- He´s black! That´s enough.

God, but this nation is in so much trouble now.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: readaholic, 4/29/2013 1:14:42 AM     (No. 9300974)

Since he´s just an all-talk wimp maybe we Americans don´t have to let him run all over us??? And our savings?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/29/2013 6:12:36 AM     (No. 9301047)

When Barry announced his red line attempting to look manly, I said at the time that the red line would turn into a white line. Maybe I should go to Vegas and try my luck at the tables.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 4/29/2013 6:47:44 AM     (No. 9301065)

Ah, yes, President Gutsy Call.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 4/29/2013 6:53:30 AM     (No. 9301068)

The Red Line remark, now no longer BHO´s "policy", is typical of one who tries to bully some one and then gets cold feet or his hubris is nothing but a cry in the wind. Yep all wind signifying nothing. {Where have we heard that before?}

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Reply 20 - Posted by: judy, 4/29/2013 6:54:33 AM     (No. 9301069)

Todd, Gregory & the won...what a team...when the won says something he means it..yeh sure....if anyone would know the won regrets something it would be the WH insiders nbc..

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/29/2013 7:03:34 AM     (No. 9301075)

The main stream media´s response: This apparent flip flop is an evolution of thought by our esteemed and incomparably wise young President. He is not some intellectually stunted tough talking cowboy. His decisions are nuanced and thoughtful. He is a man particularly suited for these dangerous times.

In other words, something that would put any other President on the proverbial political hot seat, will be massaged into foreign policy brilliance.





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Reply 22 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/29/2013 7:24:36 AM     (No. 9301100)

Don´t recall any jokes about the Red Line at the Correspondents´ Dinner.

What a sis.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: M2, 4/29/2013 7:28:01 AM     (No. 9301107)

Pondering if Mr. Obama ever did his own dirty work in his entire life can be a lifelong pursuit.

With this latest "not present" vote, POTUS has successfully embarrassed his entire Party, his family, liberals everywhere and America around the globe. But then, foreigners are wiser than liberal Americans: At least the former know what Obama really is. The latter are only now regretfully waking up from their own votes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Adam, 4/29/2013 7:32:53 AM     (No. 9301114)

Obama doesn´t have the....uh....guts...to be a dad, let alone leader of the free world (snort). You NEVER set a boundary with your kids unless you KNOW you will enforce it. Better off not setting a boundary at all. Good heavens, the peacknik of all time, DR. bloody Spock knew that. Can you believe we have a president who is softer than Dr. Spock!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ocjim, 4/29/2013 7:33:56 AM     (No. 9301119)

C´mon now, show some respect. When helping Mo hang curtains, he stands on a chair without a net or a spotter. And not all men have the guts to wear a gingham apron around the house either. Syria knows who they´re dealing with.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rusino, 4/29/2013 7:59:28 AM     (No. 9301154)

The Lunitics are in charge of the asylum!

Obama and his posse are totally corrupt. They are destroying, TRANSFORMING, The USA. Is there no elected official that will stand and challenge this President and his people? I include Democrats too, they can not all be Deaf, Dumb, and INVINCIBLY BLIND!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/29/2013 8:08:13 AM     (No. 9301167)

Present!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: enuf8, 4/29/2013 8:17:42 AM     (No. 9301178)

READ an article of November 6, 2012 written in the Canadian Free Press by Doug Hagmann:
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50824

In addition to arming the anti-Assad rebels with conventional weapons, there was a concurrent plan that would have been the icing on the cake, so to speak. An event that would have put the objective on a fast track to completion.

Imagine the outcry from the civilized world that wakes up one morning to the news that Assad had “gassed” his own people. Except it would be a false flag event that would set-up Assad. That would be an invitation to NATO and the West to intervene, using the same or a similar template we have seen Mr. Obama use. Again, the game clock was running out on Mr. Obama and his handlers, and there is no guarantee that he will see another term to get the job done. Such an event would usher in the forces of NATO and expedite plans.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/29/2013 8:22:47 AM     (No. 9301185)

Liberals believe Obama just reassessed the situation and they applaud him for it. They will be the only ones who see it that way. Unfortunately what Obama will get is another test. He will be prodded and poked until he responds. Nature abhors a vacuum. Let´s not forget that Russia and Iran are propping up Assad.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Tusker, 4/29/2013 8:27:26 AM     (No. 9301194)

Bow-Boy the taupe draws yet another yellow line in the sand.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/29/2013 8:32:22 AM     (No. 9301203)

Obama came up agains a situation that his drones could not handle.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: K620, 4/29/2013 8:40:56 AM     (No. 9301223)

#12, Obamessiah said the use of chemical weapons would be a "gamechanger." (Chemical weapons a game?). So I´m guessing what The Won means is that they´re going to play to 21 instead of 15.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: cake crumb, 4/29/2013 8:50:14 AM     (No. 9301243)

"I talked tough to look like a leader! I didn´t expect them to call me on it!"

Metroman is an embarrassment to other metros.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: LZK, 4/29/2013 8:51:58 AM     (No. 9301246)

Time for the Brits to take over. Looks like WE Americans are gonna be embarrassed again thanks to the wimp in the White House....

Great weekend for President George W. Bush to surface with his moral resolve and character. The differences between obama and President Bush were so apparent at the dedication of his library.

Democrats have got to be holding their heads low in disgust....

AND -- while WE´re on the subject of "character". That poor excuse for a man, bubba clinton, riding the coat/tails of the Bush family made me sick.....

LZK

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 4/29/2013 9:02:55 AM     (No. 9301274)

Lil´ barrys red line has turned into a yellow line.

And no, he doesn´t care what you think.

Waiting for his next "LOOK SQUIRREL!"

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/29/2013 9:06:18 AM     (No. 9301282)

Iran and No Ko encouraged. Film at 110.





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Reply 37 - Posted by: caddyjak, 4/29/2013 9:20:47 AM     (No. 9301306)

The Executive Branch of the U. S. Government is a criminal enterprise. The Unjustice Department supports and enables it´s felonious and traitorous activity.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: stryker714, 4/29/2013 9:26:12 AM     (No. 9301313)

Come on now, you all are being way to hard on Obama. He corrected us and said it was never meant to be interpreted as an on/off switch. See, it´s our fault: We thought it was digital, an absolute and he corrected us in his professorial way and explained it was analog and quite subjective at that! It was an innnocent mistake on our behalves. We just have so much to learn under his greatness. haha /s off.

Sorry, barf bag not included.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 4/29/2013 9:26:46 AM     (No. 9301315)

Obama probably followed his announcement of the red line with a phone all to Assad to tell him, "don´t call my bluff or you´ll be sorry!"

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Reply 40 - Posted by: uno, 4/29/2013 9:29:01 AM     (No. 9301322)

When Jesse Jackson said he wanted to cut off the Obamboozler´s pistachios, I suspect it would have been like a re-do of Geraldo finding out what´s in Al Capone´s vault!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 4/29/2013 9:29:50 AM     (No. 9301325)

"Present!"

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Reply 42 - Posted by: papasparky, 4/29/2013 10:09:09 AM     (No. 9301403)

The term community organizer has always chafed my sitting mechanism, and the faux fact that participation in such action is the only qualifier for residency in the White House, is akin to attempting to alleviate said chafing with turpentine.

The kindest, and most accurate, (MHO) reference I could ever attribute to "The Won" was community agitator, and not a particularly good one at that.

It now seems he was not even deserving of that consideration. The won has wilted into a wimp!

The old adage about "it all coming out in the wash" was contingent on the agitator agitating, and his doesn´t - probably never did!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/29/2013 10:29:34 AM     (No. 9301440)

Oh, sorry we LIED!

Our dear Leader does not know how to do anything else...this message presented to you by a totally anonymous person who looks in the windows.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 4/29/2013 11:10:50 AM     (No. 9301535)

This is so pathetic!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: EQKimball, 4/29/2013 11:27:59 AM     (No. 9301567)

Come the irrefutable evidence, our response is already being prepared. John Kerry is drafting a very strong letter.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: texas_gop, 4/29/2013 11:45:44 AM     (No. 9301589)

No need to worry. The President has a big stick and will draw a new double-dare line.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 4/29/2013 12:09:01 PM     (No. 9301654)

# 25 Yes !!
All this talk of WMD is such an unnecessary distraction
and intrusion on Barry´s daily relaxing and recreation.
We have a family member who is a lazy , no good bum
and I must say, even he shows more initiative
and work ethic than Obama.
No one..no one ..has as much free time as Obama.
It´s a futile point, but, if we had a competent and honorable media , the American people
would have been made aware of Obama´s pathological laziness.
His daily , non work, all play schedule is absolute dereliction of duty.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 4/29/2013 2:34:44 PM     (No. 9301941)

The great POP OFFER (in an effort to look tough) has to walk it back again.


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Reply 49 - Posted by: Muggins, 4/29/2013 4:42:45 PM     (No. 9302159)

Obama´s hollow threat has been exposed. Under Obama, the U.S. has had a withering credibility. This makes more likely the frightening spectre of nuclear arms races in Asia and the Middle East.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: strike3, 4/29/2013 4:51:25 PM     (No. 9302178)

The White House is going to be full of red faces if the chemical weapons are found to have come from Saddam about 10 years ago.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 4/29/2013 4:54:49 PM     (No. 9302186)

This latest example of incompetence and pusillanimous leadership makes a major, possibly nuclear, attack by Israel on Iran almost inevitable. They now know absolutely, if there was any doubt, that they cannot rely on anything the big 0 says.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Coach, 4/29/2013 5:02:37 PM     (No. 9302198)

To quote José Ferrer in The Caine Mutiny: "Old. Yellow. Stain."

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Reply 53 - Posted by: judy, 4/29/2013 5:11:29 PM     (No. 9302211)

The won also promised our health premiums would go down $1,400 yearly. He probably told Assad... now this time I really really really mean it...

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Reply 54 - Posted by: mizzmac, 4/29/2013 5:13:23 PM     (No. 9302215)

Yeah, that´s why you don´t hijack a routine presser in August to talk tough about your "red line" so that people will think you´re tough on terror and vote for you. It would be better to have a well-thought out plan (say, 3-4 steps ahead) than to get in front of the microphone and pop off. That was, as my dad used to say, "letting your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird a**). It might work bullying Chicago peeps, but the Syrians and others are not fooled. They know he´s weak.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 4/29/2013 7:15:56 PM     (No. 9302381)

No kiddin´? Obama wishes he shouldn´t have made the remark about a red line? Really?

I never believe anything he says. Obama is such a feckless, arrogant twit. Anything coming out of his head or mouth is just more drivel and not to be believed nor counted upon.

Remember when Reagan actually fired the air traffic controllers after he threatened to - and they didn´t believe him? That was one of the more significant decisions Reagan ever made. The rest of the world - friends and foes alike - learned then that when Reagan said he would do something - he would. Don´t think any international leaders ever doubted his word or promises again. (This decision of his was historical, indeed).

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Reply 56 - Posted by: fireboy, 4/29/2013 7:52:26 PM     (No. 9302430)

The Benghazi attackers are sipping Pina Coladas at the Tripoli Hilton. I doubt Assad is losing any sleep.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: nevernaught, 4/29/2013 9:12:34 PM     (No. 9302516)

I like to think of it as the skinny pink wobbly line.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 4/29/2013 10:48:09 PM     (No. 9302631)

That opening comment by Todd sounded like he swiped it from Crissie Mathews.
Obe´s red line error comes from the fact that his mouth can do a tango and his tongue a fandango but he never found a brain.
He does resemble the scarecrow of Oz a bit.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 4/30/2013 2:25:58 PM     (No. 9303814)

The "red line" threat was just the opener for the exposure of WMD´s, and to be followed up with the announcement the Al
Queta has captured them, and darn it, we think they should give them to the " international community". Or, Or Or else!

When Barry wants to go "rambo", it will be against the Americans.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George flew into Australia´s capital Canberra on Sunday night and made sure to co-ordinate their family colours of royal blue. The Royal Family stepped off the plane as a trio, Kate in an above-the-knee Stella McCartney dress, which matched George´s knit cardigan and William´s blue checked tie. After walking off the plane, Prince William shook hands with the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove at Fairbairn Airport. Scroll down for videos -Kate held little George in her arms as the family walked off the plane, but handed him over to

Presidential polls make race
for White House a fantasy
fit for ´Game of Thrones´
New York Daily News, by Linda Stasi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 11:22:46 AM     Post Reply
The premature presidential polls have started rolling out and are consistent: The race for the White House is as much a fantasy as “Game of Thrones” — filled with as many off-the-mark, off-their-rocker relatives and pretender-contenders to the throne as any “Song of Ice and Fire": REPUBLICANS -Jeb Bush, Son of George the First, brother of George the Second -The Good: Last-name recognition - The Bad: Last-name recognition: Brother Bush’s illegal war and the collapse of the economy. The Ugly: The father, the son and the holy “Good God! — not them again!” The Advice: Get out and go find

Still Getting Wolf Whistles at 50
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 10:54:57 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — IT’S weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I often feel as though I’m intruding on an intimate moment. Women like it, too. They sometimes grin and give it a thumbs up as it growls by, and one girlfriend fondly refers to it as “the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Goddess car.” But the icon evokes a special feeling in men. It’s the Proustian madeleine of cars, stirring old dreams and new. Guys sometimes follow in the American beauty’s

California Unemployment Holds
Steady at Dismal 8.1%
Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 5:14:55 AM     Post Reply
California’s unemployment rate is rotten and holding steady. In March, according to the Los Angeles Times, the rate was 8.1%. In February, it was exactly the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the state only added 11,800 net new jobs in March, many of them in construction, government, education, and health services. The greatest gains were in professional and business services, with 3,100 new positions. But the jobs numbers in hospitality, manufacturing, and leisure dipped, and the biggest drop came in financial activities, as the slowing rate of mortgages forced banks to fire employees. The field of finance

Morgado´s ´Hot Jesus´:
Everywhere on Easter
USA Today, by Bryan Alexander    Original Article
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On Easter weekend, Diogo Morgado portraying Jesus Christ is on screens everywhere. Morgado is the star of Son of God, by executive producers Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey, which continues to thrive in theaters, pulling in $59 million since its debut Feb. 28. Downey believes there will be a "spike" in attendance at theaters this weekend because of the spiritual holiday for a film that has already proved a box-office force. "People are in that head-space and in that heart-space. It´s that time of the year where people are much more reflective and much more open to connecting with



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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
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For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
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That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
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“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
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In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover

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Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
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It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including


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