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Life in the Twilight
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/30/2013 5:11:01 AM

America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/30/2013 6:38:08 AM     (No. 9449175)

Twilight of the Frauds.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/30/2013 6:42:21 AM     (No. 9449180)

I love this man. What a treasure he is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/30/2013 7:02:19 AM     (No. 9449200)

Read this earlier and was hoping it would be a Must Read.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer, 7/30/2013 7:49:54 AM     (No. 9449249)

I am still waiting to see why 2008 wasn´t like 1984! Maybe they meant it would take until 2012.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K620, 7/30/2013 7:51:38 AM     (No. 9449253)

"To keep America exceptional, we need eccentrics, contrarians, doubters, politically incorrect truth-tellers. Take them away, and we are a nation of head-nodders like most other states." Thank you, VDH; that was much needed music to my ears.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: dagger, 7/30/2013 7:54:39 AM     (No. 9449258)

VDH has said it all. This is the most insightful and brilliant piece I´ve seen in a very long time. It should be enshrined.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 7/30/2013 8:30:14 AM     (No. 9449303)

Our Jeremiah. Be warned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: EnsignO, 7/30/2013 8:33:45 AM     (No. 9449312)

Thank you so much staff/Ms.Lucianne for making this a Must Read. VDH is proving in this article that "those who don´t know history are doomed to repeat it." That can be good- if we have another 1776 type of repetition or it can be bad if the elitists have their way.

I think the millions who attend sporting events still get a thrill out of the words of the Star Spangled Banner and the words: And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. We 1776ers are still here and with great writers and speakers like Victor David Hanson to remind us, we aren´t giving up even though our flag may have some tatters - it still waves over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: frw55, 7/30/2013 8:40:51 AM     (No. 9449326)

Beat me to it #7! VDH reminds me of a biblical prophet. Jeremiah is the best example because his country did not repent and the Scriptures are clear on the outcome. Most everyone I know senses that our society is taking a destructive path.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: saucy, 7/30/2013 8:53:54 AM     (No. 9449345)

Hey, there are millions of out here who get it.

It´s just that we have no megaphone.
(we´re working hard and raising families)

We have to wait for an election every two years.

Our frustration is epic. Our sadness is deep. Our fear is debilitating and yet....somehow.... we still have hope.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Westie64, 7/30/2013 9:04:37 AM     (No. 9449365)

Yes, there are millions of us who get it. I live in a small city, and a vibrant conservative group started an organization for women that meets once a month over lunch. We have about 400 women now and we are involved! We know what´s going on in our city council and we know what our state legislature is up to. We are making a difference on a local level re: immigration, common core and agenda 21. We have a book club which discusses crucial conservative literature. Americans don´t have to sit on their hands and watch the country´s demise. Get involved and get educated!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M Stuart, 7/30/2013 9:12:11 AM     (No. 9449375)

What amazing writing! So spot on!

I´ve never seen so many people in America with their heads down just holding on, waiting for this nightmare to be over.

Almost nobody wants to start a business. Nobody believes that 0bama´s ideas are good for America. Nobody believes that his cram-downs of the law can be stopped. Nobody believes in fairness. We unhappily accept that we will be treated worse than illegrants, race-baiters, & blood-sucking govt abusers.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: F16 guy, 7/30/2013 9:26:57 AM     (No. 9449398)


For those that may not remember, the video clip at the end of the article uses the famous Apple Computer Super Bowl ad of 1984 to bring home the point, with some obvious changes !

Check out the original here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfqw8nhUwA

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/30/2013 9:34:53 AM     (No. 9449413)

I love this man. Everything he writes should be must read. He is spot on. This country has so much to offer but, we are getting beat down by the liars in power. It just seems we can not stop their agenda. O just issues executive order after executive order and no one does anything about it.

I am sorry to say, that even though I still have hope things will improve that I am beat up and only going through the motions right now.

I am looking forward to getting off the grid.

Love, Honor, Truth

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/30/2013 10:08:53 AM     (No. 9449472)

We´re reverting to the way the conservatives/Americans reacted to the way the Boomer generation took over the college campuses and streets: with denial and overall frozen posture, unable or unwilling to take the risk. Do we really think we no longer have to fight?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Arby, 7/30/2013 10:14:29 AM     (No. 9449483)

Great piece. The only thing he missed is that a lot of the lofo´s aren´t even aware of the lies and obfuscations. The angst and alienation comes from being forced to imbibe political correctness and leftist ideology (as he says), but the truly depressing thing is that your fellow citizens are buying it without checking it. They don´t see that Fauxbama is lying and constantly contradicting himself. They find warmth and comfort in their ignorance.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Madinmaryland, 7/30/2013 10:15:48 AM     (No. 9449486)

The question is, what do we do now? How to stop this train and turn it around?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/30/2013 10:19:27 AM     (No. 9449493)

I think a revolution was called and only one side showed up.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/30/2013 10:19:48 AM     (No. 9449494)

An historian who knows what the future will be. VDH is wonderful!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/30/2013 10:28:13 AM     (No. 9449507)

FTA: "We are becoming like Eastern Europeans who were oblivious that the faces on the May Day dais had sometimes changed."

The United States of America, the nation that gave the world George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight David Eisenhower and Sir Ronaldus Magnus, now offers up the undocumented, communist foreign student Barry Soetoro, also known as Barack Hussein Obama?...Our "ship of state" needs a new "heading"...and fast!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/30/2013 10:32:46 AM     (No. 9449518)

As someone who escaped from a communist country, allow me to translate VDH´s excellent jeremiad...America is becoming a communist country.

Not that the government has taken possession of all businesses and property...yet...but in the shift away from the preeminence of the individual to the collective and collectivist thought. The government lies. Everyone knows it lies. And everyone is afraid to do anything about it.

We sugar coat it. We use terms like "politically correct" to explain away why we are afraid to openly speak the truth or be socially ostracized (or worse) for thought crimes.

THAT is the essence of a communist state. And that is what America is becoming.

America´s founders gave us the antidotes. Freedom of speech, and if necessary, the 2nd Amendment. This is the last best place on Earth. Resist.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/30/2013 10:38:49 AM     (No. 9449529)

Love the reference to Jeremiah! This all boils down to TRUTH vs LIES, and we must believe that truth, in the end , will out! As #11 said, get involved, engage wherever you can, to destroy the lies; we are, after all, Americans!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 7/30/2013 10:46:25 AM     (No. 9449541)

Lucianne.Com: Home of the eccentrics, contrarians, doubters and politically incorrect truth tellers.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 10:48:51 AM     (No. 9449546)

Victor Davis Hanson is something rare. A wise man.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/30/2013 11:00:44 AM     (No. 9449569)

Hanson tells only half the story .. here´s the rest ..

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/terrorism.html

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/30/2013 11:03:02 AM     (No. 9449574)

If you´re called a racist, homophobic, clinger by a Liberal Democrat, you´re living life honorably.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/30/2013 12:12:50 PM     (No. 9449721)

Victor Davis Hansen gives us a full resume´ of America´s ongoing and wonderful strengths, then he lays out a Bill of Particulars of all the odd, trouble making weaknesses we suffer in America. A good review, BUT he leaves out the sleeping watch dogs of all this greed and injustice. Hansen totally overlooks the daily network brainwashing damage done by our mainstream press and TV news actors like Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Steve Pelley. He avoids busting indoctrinating TV media. The agitators and censors all.

Good news is truth seeking journalists like Hansen are on the rise in the internet, social, radio and cable TV, books. Follow Andrew Napolitano, Malkin, Lucianne, Rush Drudge, Breitbart, Levin, Stossel, Bill Whittle, Robert Simon, Ben Shapiro, Steve Forbes, Glenn, Tom Sowell, Rappoport, Savage, Alex Jones, Ben Carson, Joseph Farah. Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Walter Williams, Manning, Jerome Corsi, David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Lew Rockwell, Nonie Darvish, Sheriff Joe, Chris Ruddy, Ron Paul, Jonah, David Mamet and some fine Canadian and British people like Pat Cadell. Really good news is this growing, very independent New Multi Media strength.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: gaeditor, 7/30/2013 12:49:14 PM     (No. 9449781)

Thank you #27! (And VDH, you treasure!)

What a great article, and what great comments, guys!

It always is so upsetting to see that "We´re all doomed!" attitude among Americans, especially conservatives.

This is not the end, not if we don´t just nod along! Thank you #26 for saying it, name calling from the likes of Hillary Clinton or the silly-billies on MSNBC or CNN is the highest honor we can strive for.

And #18, if they don´t show up, Obama´s wrong -we win!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/30/2013 1:02:39 PM     (No. 9449799)

The nation has entered an age of post-constitutional soft tyranny. As French thinker and philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville explained presciently, "It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes , and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

Excerpt from Mark Levin´s new book The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic.

http://citadelcc.vo.llnwd.net/o29/network/Levin/hosted_files/LibertyAmendmentsCh1.pdf

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/30/2013 2:48:54 PM     (No. 9449961)

This one should be a ´Must Read´ for at least a week!

Great article, Terrific comments.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Penney, 7/30/2013 3:06:01 PM     (No. 9449989)

Another excellent VDH in-depth evaluation of the current scene! Even the advertising pioneer, Edward Bernays, would be impressed by the PC influences which have manipulated these transformations in the USA during the past 4 years. -YIKES!!!

But is the, ´´change,´´ actually, ´a mile wide but only an inch deep?´´ The coming elections will be pivitol.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/30/2013 3:54:02 PM     (No. 9450039)

Great article. If you accept cold coffee with a fly floating in it at Starbucks, then that´s what you will keep getting. Same for our government. It is our government,and country. Not theirs. Quit accepting the unacceptable.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: steveW, 7/30/2013 4:31:27 PM     (No. 9450083)

The Big Lie of the Democrats: socialism is good for people.
The Big Lie of the Republicans: Democrats have good intentions.

At the root of all the nation´s problems, these are really the only lies that matter.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/30/2013 5:17:29 PM     (No. 9450143)

Progressivism is not communism, fascism or socialism, but it´s a close cousin that developed around the same time period (late 19th Century). It´s a totalitarian movement that demands total thought control throughout society.

And make no mistake about it, this is not just a problem with the Democratic Party. Republicans are just as eager to embrace the regulatory and surveillance state, if not more so.

I fear for our country´s future--too many people are willing to accept being chained up.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/30/2013 5:41:26 PM     (No. 9450174)

#30 - agree so much; hope it is kept up for more people to read it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/30/2013 7:08:00 PM     (No. 9450252)

Thoughtful article ... but if we´re going to talk about obfuscation, why, oh why has Hanson adopted Left´s obfuscatory language about abortion?

Case in point, from Hanson´s piece:
... a Philadelphia abortionist, under the nose of state authorities, murders fetuses as they cry and gasp for air ...

Gosnell was not murdering "fetuses." He was murdering babies.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/30/2013 7:22:23 PM     (No. 9450269)

This is a popcorn piece.

It might be fun to read,
but it won´t make any difference.
Not even the slightest.

He´s preaching to the choir, after all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/30/2013 7:30:39 PM     (No. 9450286)

VDH is a classy and classic American entrepreneur and historian. As such, he KNOWS where we are headed if we do not act now.

One of us despairingly said: "It´s just that we have no megaphone. We have to wait for an election every two years." Please pardon me, but this is "wrong thinking." I, and I´d wager Andrew Breitbart and CapMarineTet, would not agree with you.

Each of us is a megaphone, and if we wait for elections (which are regularly stolen from us) we are doomed. Rise up and seize the moment!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dotty, 7/31/2013 8:18:04 AM     (No. 9450817)

And no one is more of an individual and hero than Bradley Manning. www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0I6S8mva-s

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jlw509, 7/31/2013 8:46:15 AM     (No. 9450868)

Icould repeat everybody else´s eloquent praise for VDH, but why be redundant? Let me just quote what he said about Al Gore: best one-paragraph put-down there ever was:

"In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion; the stern green scold who cashed out to a fossil-fuel exporting sheikdom; the tax raiser who scrambled to sell out before capital gains taxes rose; the humanitarian who profited from anti-Semitic authoritarians; the man of the people who hyped a crisis and then offered a high-priced carbon-offset remedy for it."

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Reply 41 - Posted by: saryden, 7/31/2013 9:46:33 AM     (No. 9450982)

As #21 said, America is becoming a communist country. But Ozero´s actions show that he is only using the Democrat Party and Marxism as a vehicle to the Islamization of America. You have only to look at what is happening in other "socialist" countries around the world (and the proliferation of mosques and Muslim immigrants/births in our country) to see that future. This must be stopped!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 7/31/2013 9:47:27 AM     (No. 9450985)

I would like to thank our hostess for putting this up for a second day as I was out of pocket and would have missed it. It is so interesting that some historians have a particular talent and skill of being able to step back and actually see what is happening now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: lencu255, 7/31/2013 1:14:17 PM     (No. 9451447)

I have this: why Paula Deen has "to go to reeducation camp", but prez´s wife after saying "whitey" has not?
Because we have the media and entertainment such that Pravda, Moscow Central television and any hitler´s propaganda loudspeaker would be envious of!
I also wonder, where our homegrown commies would be if we had freedom of press in America? Would they lose in all elections or only in 90%?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: weejun, 7/31/2013 1:20:03 PM     (No. 9451462)

Hate to say it, but the common thread for the "bad news" is moral decay, driven primarily by the "I can get something for nothing" mentality that is promoted and encouraged thru government programs and handouts. It´s common sense (a dying commodity in our society) that once we humans see we don´t have to work for things, it´s inevitable that we will sit back and take advantage of all the handouts that politicians use to get re-elected (to wit: over 40 million food stamp recipients). I keep waiting for our nation to break this cycle (term limits on congress and a balanced budget amendment would be good starters), but I am rapidly losing hope.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: MissBlue, 7/31/2013 9:22:19 PM     (No. 9452177)

#27 I´d keep a grain of salt handy and an eye on the door re Rappoport. He´s too weird for me! For him, everything isn´t what it seems, etc. etc. etc.

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If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility of her enemies. Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the file-sharing company Dropbox have sparked protests calling for her to be disinvited, cashiered and generally isolated and shamed. Condi Rice is not a natural lightning rod. She’s such a disreputable figure that she’s on the board of the Kennedy Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She’s such a lightweight

Watch a Congressional Candidate
Shoot Down a ´Government Drone´
National Journal, by Alex Brown    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:49:33 AM     Post Reply
As a "government drone" hovers over Matt Rosendale, the Republican House candidate from Montana tells the camera what he thinks of government overreach, regulation, and "spying on our citizens." Then, standing in front of an ATV, Rosendale coolly puts a rifle to his shoulder, looks up through the sight and "downs" the drone with a single shot. "The federal government is too big and too powerful," Rosendale says. "I´m ready to stand tall for freedom and get Washington out of our lives," he says. Rosendale is trying to stand out in a five-way primary for Montana´s at-large seat in the House. Sporting a barn

Holy Harpocrates!
American Spectator, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:22:58 AM     Post Reply
A story is told about Robert L. Bartley, late editor of the Wall Street Journal, and his penchant for long silences. He is supposed to have once taken a job applicant to lunch at which, though the two shared a meal, neither spoke a syllable. That is no doubt apocryphal; the job applicant probably said something. George Washington had a taciturn streak, as did President Coolidge, known as “Silent Cal.” (Snip)But rarely does anyone get as upset about it as Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker appears to be in respect of Clarence Thomas. Toobin came unglued at the disinclination of



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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

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
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I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

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

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

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

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

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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