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The Cruz Missile
Slate, by John Dickerson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/26/2013 6:16:59 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t have as many friends as he says he does. In the latest round of Cruz’s simmering debate with Sen. John McCain (who labeled Cruz a "wacko bird"), Cruz spoke of "my friend, the senior senator from Arizona" while painting him as out of touch with his party and country. It usually takes a while for senators to learn how to weaponize compliments and imprecations of friendship, but Cruz is a quick study. After a patient attack on McCain´s understanding of history, Cruz said: "I know my friend from Arizona is well aware of that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 5/26/2013 6:44:47 AM     (No. 9345821)

McPain is NO friend of any Conservative. I wish the good people of Arizona would recall him and give him a gate guard job somewhere in Sun City and send a True Conservative back to replace him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 5/26/2013 6:44:59 AM     (No. 9345822)

Never turn your back on McCain while he´s carrying a knife.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/26/2013 7:08:49 AM     (No. 9345854)

The far Left/Liberal/Progressive Slate, writing a long and boring article about how Conservatives should behave. Did he get his "talking points" and strategy from Lois Lerner?

Ted Cruz heard the majority of American citizens who are Conservative say they are so very tired of "go along to get along". The day a congresscritter cannot be bought is the day we begin to heal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 5/26/2013 7:12:42 AM     (No. 9345859)

#2 I wouldn´t even want Senator McCain to be a Wal Mart greeter

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/26/2013 7:21:04 AM     (No. 9345872)

When he treats a respected veteran senator like Dianne Feinstein like a dope, it makes all conservatives look bad.

I read this far into the article and gave up. Feinstein "is" a dope and so are most of the People at Slate.

Cruz scares them so now its the Sarah Palin treatment. Just hope we don´t let them get away with the smear this time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 5/26/2013 7:22:00 AM     (No. 9345874)

Hey, John... You appear to be an incredibly ignorant leftard. Here´s a desperately needed free clue for you. Senator Cruz has MILLIONS of friends in Texas. We want him to be aggressive. We want him to tear down that ridiculous "good old boy" network that has destroyed our US Senate.

Only liberal retards, such as yourself, John, worry about Senator Cruz harming the conservative brand. We conservatives want 99 more people just like him in our US Senate. We do not want a senator that would befriend the anti-American socialist that is currently infesting our White House. We do not want a Senator that would befriend the anti-American democrats infesting our US Senate. We want Senator Cruz to be who he is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 5/26/2013 7:26:24 AM     (No. 9345876)

Hear hear! I love Sen. Cruz and which we had one or two Cruz missiles representing Ohio.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 5/26/2013 7:33:20 AM     (No. 9345884)

"Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t have as many friends as he says he does."

True ~ he has many more than that. We are legion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BcdErick, 5/26/2013 7:33:43 AM     (No. 9345886)

Total nonsense. It´s fantastic how he frightening the liberals with his intellect and infuriates them with his tenacity. He MUST keep it up!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: govlawyer, 5/26/2013 7:39:21 AM     (No. 9345891)

I love it when liberals tell us how to behave; they only want to help us, doncha know!

Remember: You catch the most flak when you´re over the target, Senator Cruz! Godspeed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jinx, 5/26/2013 7:46:10 AM     (No. 9345899)

He really scares the left. I love him. He is the Sarah Palin of the senate. He is smarter than the rest of the idiots in Congress and he sounds honest. McCain is the reason we have Obamacare, etc. He supported Obama during the election.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: desertcowboy, 5/26/2013 7:46:34 AM     (No. 9345900)

"Respected veteran senator like Dianne Feinstein"? Surely you are kidding. Dianne Feinstein is a dope, and worse. Thus, when Ted Cruz treats her that way he is just being honest.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bearcat, 5/26/2013 7:52:39 AM     (No. 9345904)

This is just the beginning of the shaming of the young Turks to shut them up before the takeover in 2014. Go Cruz!


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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 5/26/2013 7:59:57 AM     (No. 9345915)

I earned my tolerance badge by making it as far as the passage advising Cruz to be more like Pat Toomey. You know, compromising your principles on that pesky second amendment and all that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Muguy, 5/26/2013 8:06:54 AM     (No. 9345928)

FTA: "In the old Senate, Cruz would have curbed his enthusiasm because he might have wanted to bring pork home to his state"....

Ted Cruz is NOT about bringing pork, he is about GETTING RID OF IT because we can no longer afford do business as usual. The dems are all about spending money we don´t have--

WE can no longer grow the economy out of our economic troubles, and in fact, all the QE´s of "qantitative easing" (read: printing money out of thin air) only sink the value of our dollar down even more so everything costs more at the store so these ´Rats can keep giving away handouts!

I´m with Cruz--no resume building through bringing home the bacon for him! God how we need a whole country full of Ted Cruz´s.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: CEP, 5/26/2013 8:14:21 AM     (No. 9345940)

Some of those people have been in the Senate too long, they deserve no more respect than a newcomer. In fact it is those so called long veteran senators that created many of the problems the country faces today and it is time they are held accountable. Sorry McCain but your age does not make you immune from the way you have acted in the senate.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Edgelady, 5/26/2013 8:19:04 AM     (No. 9345948)

Go Ted, Go!

He´s doing what Texas and Tea Party wants and has the courage of not going along just to get along.

Washington has gotten too chummy - and Republicans always gets the shaft from the Democrats. Time to get serious on spending and help others to learn to help themselves - not become wards of the state!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: plumnellie, 5/26/2013 8:25:20 AM     (No. 9345958)

The Palin treatment is an interesting weapon used by the left and by Republicans who dislike Tea people more then they do Dems. Palin was given the full force of a smear/hate campaign by both sides. I lost all respect for the defenders of the party line when they would never ever admit that Palin is fighting for all of us who value our constitution and our liberty. If the same treatment continues with Cruz...it is my opinion the Repubs will never win the white house again. He should scare the RNC defenders. He can do what Palin never could do and that is lead a rebellion of voters from the Repub party. McCain is trying to destroy the Repub party as fast as is Obama. They are both bad for our country. Too bad more Repubs do not go after McCain. Let him

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Reply 19 - Posted by: plumnellie, 5/26/2013 8:26:00 AM     (No. 9345959)

scuse me...Let McCain change parties. It will be a good thing all around for us.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ramona, 5/26/2013 8:27:27 AM     (No. 9345963)

FTA: "Though Barack Obama moved through the Senate quickly, he used it as a platform for bipartisan platform building. That’s what you need to do to win a national election in a diverse country."

These people are delusional.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 21 - Posted by: The Advocate, 5/26/2013 8:27:33 AM     (No. 9345964)

Feinstein vetted Obama - she helped to install a Marxist fraud and deserves No respect.
Her husband benefits from her position with his crony deals - including a train no one will use in CA.
McCain betraysnamerica every chance he gets.
Cob urn should remember the fable of the Scorpio and the frog.
Obama will always be a Scorpio.
Thank God for Cruz, Lee and Paul.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: tangles, 5/26/2013 8:33:54 AM     (No. 9345974)

John McCain could have stayed a hero but instead he´ll have to be booted out of the senate kicking and screaming like the feeble old man he has become. It is going to take a Cruz missile to save us from these bumblers and they don´t even get it!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 5/26/2013 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9345979)

McCain had to spend 41 million of the beer distributor´s daughter´s money just to win his primary. Cruz is a rock star, McCain is a has been, that never was.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 3xalady, 5/26/2013 8:36:23 AM     (No. 9345980)

2016 = Cruz/Palin. See ya, Shrubio!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 5/26/2013 8:36:47 AM     (No. 9345981)

No, #19, Ted Cruz is much too intelligent and pragmatic to "lead a rebellion of voters from the Repub party". That certainly doesn´t seem to be his purpose, as he has been a worker in the party for years. However, it´s difficult to understand his strategy, if he has one. Short term critical publicity doesn´t result in long-term accomplishments. I read that he aims for a Supreme Court appointment. He would be excellent on the Court, but making Senate enemies doesn´t seem productive.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 5/26/2013 8:38:56 AM     (No. 9345988)

The Palin treatment won´t work on Cruz. I´m sure there are some Texans who wish they had the moderate in place, but my money is on Cruz to be a leader for postive change.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/26/2013 8:39:59 AM     (No. 9345989)

Warning to McCain don;t forget what the young Turks under Lucky Luciano did to the old Mustache Pete´s. Its time for a new commission.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/26/2013 8:45:17 AM     (No. 9345997)

How many friends did Abraham Lincoln have in 1861 ?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: DocH, 5/26/2013 8:55:28 AM     (No. 9346007)

Voltaire once wrote that he saw this sign on a cage in a Paris zoo: "This animal is dangerous. When attacked, it defends itself."

Liberals think conservatives like Cruz are dangerous for exactly that reason. Go, Ted!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: billp, 5/26/2013 9:06:18 AM     (No. 9346024)

The writer of this story seems to be backing the ´good ole boy´ network that has earned the Senate an extremely low rating and put this nation on the skids to hell.

One word... ENVY.

They envy his charisma, his intelligence, his popularity and... they envy his courage. Ted Cruz IS a great Senator and, his actions are those which every real conservative should applaud.

Also, the writer of this story used the word ´conservative´ when he should have used ´Republican´ several times. There is a great deal of difference between the two as we are realizing more each day.

I might also point out that this writer is speaking on behalf of the Democrats in defense of a compliant and ineffective Republican Party, which the Democrat socialist like.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Gretchen, 5/26/2013 9:09:38 AM     (No. 9346027)

Tut, tut! Wot, wot! Demmed young puppy!

Slate sounds positively Edwardian...so...yesteryear.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Doctor P, 5/26/2013 9:29:47 AM     (No. 9346051)

Want a friend = get a dog.

Cruz is doing what he should do

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/26/2013 9:40:03 AM     (No. 9346064)

I was wary of Cruz at first, primarily because he was painted as a wingnut. The more I listen to him and the the longer I observe him, the more I like him. Presently, he is my FAVORITE republican. He has principles and he is a staunch defender of the constitution.

And "frankly" we need fewer elected officials seeking approval from their peers. We elect these people to represent their constutuants and the interests of their states. NOT the interests of the GOP, the DNC or the socialist regime. ELected officials long ago forgot that they are our elected officials, representing us. Instead they believe that their purpose is to rule over us.

Our country was founded on the idea of a represenative government. Today our government is populated by rulers and wannabe rulers. We are not a people to be ruled or governed. Washington may have to be taught this lesson in the very near future.

More represenatives like Cruz may make teaching that lesson less painful in the future.

Cruz 2016

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JimS, 5/26/2013 9:40:47 AM     (No. 9346070)

Snarky Slate article, telling Cruz to shut up and mind his elders.

Somehow, I don´t recall that they gave the same advice to that freshman senator from Illinois, B. Hussein Obama.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 5/26/2013 9:49:30 AM     (No. 9346088)

#25, in your heart you know Palin isn´t going to be on any national ticket ever again, but I understand your wishful hope.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: WAN2, 5/26/2013 9:53:23 AM     (No. 9346096)

We now reject Slate out of hand. As they reject us. Never the twain to meet. Perhaps it was ever thus.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: iamtinman, 5/26/2013 11:27:28 AM     (No. 9346184)

Absolute hogwash! I forced myself to read as far as Obama a his "bipartisan platform" and then just lost all interest in what was obviously a hit piece on a true patriot, Ted Cruz.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 5/26/2013 11:30:50 AM     (No. 9346189)

I don´t know if any of you remember, but just before 9/11 happened McCain was within 2 sheets of paper width of being successfully recalled by his district. But then 9/11 happened and the originators of the recall felt that having his experience in the Senate at that time was a good thing. So I guess 9/11 could be said to have hit us in more ways than just airplanes.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: beancounter, 5/26/2013 11:45:20 AM     (No. 9346201)

"Though Barack Obama moved through the Senate quickly, he used it as a platform for bipartisan platform building."

Really? That´s a big statement to make without anything to back it up.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/26/2013 12:10:13 PM     (No. 9346223)

Hey Slate, Senator Cruz is a nuclear bomb sent to the Senate by Texas. You don´t like hearing from Texas, but I am afraid you and McCain are going to hear from us a lot.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: susieq1, 5/26/2013 12:17:33 PM     (No. 9346230)

I´ll take the Cruz daily double and throw in a Trey Gowdy. Rock their boat Cruz, I am not a citizen of Texas but will support you 100%.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: ru4us, 5/26/2013 1:33:22 PM     (No. 9346288)

Slate is the MSNBC of online publishing, with the same microsoft roots. The goal was to dominate Media. A total failure: and now their fellow travelers are running the Country.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: noparallel, 5/26/2013 1:47:50 PM     (No. 9346302)

My favorite, "it’s also probably worth pausing before telling John McCain you’re the one fighting for liberty when McCain actually did."

Yes, McCain fought, and was shot down, and captured, and tortured. Yes, yes, yes. But he wasn´t the ones making the decisions then, he was only following orders. Now he is making decisions and they are very, very, very bad decisions.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/26/2013 3:38:39 PM     (No. 9346372)

So, #36, can we now expect you to speak of Ted Cruz in the same vein that you have for so long spoken about Sarah Palin?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 5/26/2013 6:10:10 PM     (No. 9346521)

He has minions.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 5/26/2013 6:37:50 PM     (No. 9346544)

You can "expect" whatever turns you on.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: NRAisFreedom, 5/27/2013 1:26:23 AM     (No. 9346815)

McCain is out of touch with Arizonans too!

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Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come


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