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Barack Obama’s clueless message
to America’s middle class shows a
presidency out of touch with reality

Telegraph [UK], by Nile Gardiner

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/31/2013 4:25:41 AM

President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that

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And Nile notes the "staggering" cost of the Obama family´s vacation in Hawaii earlier this year--$7 million, underscoring the president´s membership in the 1%.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 7/31/2013 4:46:18 AM     (No. 9450625)

...is there really anything that shows he has ever been in touch with reality in his life?

...the man is a bore and the country suffers for it...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/31/2013 5:14:11 AM     (No. 9450631)

The middle class makes up the majority of people who see Obama as a failure,so they don´t believe his baloney.The real message he´s trying to get out is the government needs to step in to fix things and that message is aimed at the lofos.

If he came out and said his plans were to help poor people,it would be rejected out of hand so he has to use the middle class as dupes.

The middle class can fix itself in no time with the right president.Business startups are at historic lows because people figure it isn´t worth the effort and at some point Obama will steal the proceeds.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/31/2013 7:13:12 AM     (No. 9450711)

Dysfunction junction defines the Obama presidency.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Deedo, 7/31/2013 7:14:59 AM     (No. 9450717)

I think that Obama´s policies are taking around 40% of my company and my income. That´s a really huge bite.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/31/2013 7:35:59 AM     (No. 9450744)

Fie, and get thee to thy posh respite On Valerie´s Vineyard.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/31/2013 7:38:13 AM     (No. 9450748)

Obama is in touch with his reality and it is all about fundamentally transforming this country. He is focused and so are the fellow travelers that he has put into positions of power. He has complete freedom to say or do anything because he knows the media will cover for him. He gets no uncomfortable questions from the media. He knows he will not be put on the spot. His venues are packed with avid supporters. There is no visible push back. He is insulated from any unpleasantness. The GOP doesn´t have a clue how to deal with Obama and evidently aren´t interested in finding out how. There are people out there who are experts in the field of messaging. Has Obama hired them all? Wake up, Republicans, what you are doing is not working.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 7/31/2013 7:38:31 AM     (No. 9450749)

The man is practicing the Fuhers doctrine of the big lie. The question is will he win? Between the true believers, the dependents and the lofo´s I´d say he controls 60% of the populous.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/31/2013 7:48:43 AM     (No. 9450761)

I’ll spend every minute of every day I have left in this office doing everything I can to build that better bargain for the middle class

When he´s not lavishly spending taxpayer money on undeserved vacations, that is.

and make this country a place where everyone who works hard can get ahead.

We had that long before your Kenyan butt came to town and we might get it back if you´d do the honorable thing and resign...and I know that´s wishful thinking.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 7/31/2013 7:49:52 AM     (No. 9450764)

So far his arrogance and divisiveness is working. Fast and Furious was dropped, when was the last time one heard about Benghazi, the White House is still closed to the American people and he´s still taking his lavish vacations on our dime. The list could go on and on and it´s getting boring. No other president would get away with this. He´s not a leader and trying to pretend now is falling flat.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dagger, 7/31/2013 7:50:50 AM     (No. 9450766)

Does it strike anyone else as odd that we have to rely on a Brit newspaper to get critical analysis of Bam and his bunch. American journalists should be ashamed. Oops I forgot, there is no shame, not to mention no journalism.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/31/2013 7:53:04 AM     (No. 9450770)

Because he´s so repetitive, it´s easy to dismiss the fact that Obama absolutely cannot refrain from class warfare rhetoric in any speech, even one intended to be anodyne ´help the middle class´ pap.

This obsession of his is well-documented but doesn´t receive its due attention. He is President Queeg.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: maryc, 7/31/2013 7:58:03 AM     (No. 9450779)

Just when did he ever have any exposure to any real hard working middle class ´American folks´ ? People tend to fear and hate what they don´t know or understand. Perhaps that is why the middle class is under such assault.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/31/2013 7:59:27 AM     (No. 9450783)

Being short one dose of torture from this administration for the week, I forced myself to listen ( can no longer watch) to part of Obama´s speech yesterday on C-Spam. He was deep into his hip-hop staccato and the machine gun ah-ah-ahs that he resorts to when off-prompter a well as the constant use of ´eeeeyo´ and ´tuh´.
He´s an utter/gutter embarrassment for those of us who are still self-flagellating for allowing Clinton to occupy our White House.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/31/2013 8:18:11 AM     (No. 9450818)

I also heard enough to wonder WHEN he has had his physical exam, and WHERE is the report from his doctor?
I seriously think he has had a mental breakdown and is on some type of strong meds. America has a right to know the state of health of its leader.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: southernboy, 7/31/2013 8:29:39 AM     (No. 9450841)

And I am so-o-o-o tired of hearing about ‘investment in jobs.´

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Reply 16 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 7/31/2013 8:46:38 AM     (No. 9450870)

There is continued comparison to how O´s ratings are about the same as W´s at the same point in their time in office.
The difference is that W´s poor ratings were driven by non-stop Bush-bashing by nearly all the media, and not much talking on his part, while O´s are driven by his talk and actions while fully supported and in fact promoted by the press.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 7/31/2013 8:51:15 AM     (No. 9450874)

The dumbing-down of America is proving to be a rousing success. Alongside is America’s upwardly mobile gullibility-rate. The number of “low-information voters” is on the increase. And all’s wrong with the world.

President Pivot von Headfake, always speaking, always campaigning, always standing with his back to a segment of his audience, all in the name of cheesy, manipulative for TV stagecraft. Backgrounders for Barack! Once in a while a B for B member will yawn; for freeze-frame fans, a golden opportunity.

The Great American Con Job continues apace.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/31/2013 9:19:27 AM     (No. 9450927)

" IF Obama was serious about helping the middle class..."

Big "If".

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Arby, 7/31/2013 9:32:54 AM     (No. 9450965)

It´s like we´ve all signed up for a required class; this was the only section available and we have to listen to a drone in love with the sound of his own voice. The problem is he doesn´t understand the material and yet he has power over us. Arg-h-h-h.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SayWhat, 7/31/2013 9:33:16 AM     (No. 9450967)

Be careful what you wish for #8. How does President Biden sound to you !!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/31/2013 9:38:04 AM     (No. 9450974)

I thought the founders had prepared for everything. What they didn´t foresee was a time when all their checks and balances would fail.

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Jefferson

Who among us believes this corrupt regime is tied down by the Constitution?



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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/31/2013 10:20:40 AM     (No. 9451037)

I´m inclined to agree with #14.

I´ve read that starting with the OSS during WW II, our government compiles psychological profiles on leaders of unfriendly countries.
I sure would like to see what one on Obama would look like.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: caddyjak, 7/31/2013 10:39:47 AM     (No. 9451081)

Suggestion to the House: de-fund all AF #1 political trips. Save taxpayers about 600 mil annually.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: falconer, 7/31/2013 11:03:40 AM     (No. 9451124)

We have a disfunctional president, who was elected by disfunctional voters. Quite simply.....we are screwed.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 7/31/2013 11:08:06 AM     (No. 9451136)

Obama´s all Speech and no Action!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: owl, 7/31/2013 11:25:32 AM     (No. 9451182)

What those of us in flyover know is that actions speak louder than words. Bozo sees it the other way around.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/31/2013 12:03:48 PM     (No. 9451275)

Re #21 - I think the founders envisioned and believed that the other two branches, especially Congress would vigorously enforce their charge as a check. Instead, we have the political elite of Washington which includes all of Congress and the Supreme Court along with the Presidency and We the People. Two Americas indeed.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: stryker714, 7/31/2013 12:07:16 PM     (No. 9451283)

There is something inherently odd about his speeches-the silence. ´ don´t think I´ve ever even heard a cough. One could hear a pin drop. It´s as if they are hanging on his every word, don´t want to miss anything important, don´t cha know? lol. It´s the patronizing, "Bama know better than you" atmosphere that we see on some commercials out there like Allstate, etc. Maybe his staff has sticks they hit people with if they make any noise. Talk about a brainwashed/cherry picked crowd.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/31/2013 12:24:47 PM     (No. 9451325)

# 9 Fast and Furious hasn´t been dropped.
Darrell Issa recently said that Holder has tied up a lot of the information his committee has requested,
in litigation .
Issa was confident that eventually , they will get the truth about Fast and Furious , but, they are in a holding pattern
waiting for the courts to rule.
Obama has had Senioritis since the day he was sworn in.
He is happy to let others advance his radical agenda
while he parties , plays golf and indulges himself.
His handlers trot him out to read a few words off a teleprompter , have him photographed
eating greasy local food and then he´s whisked back to his White House playroom
where he watches ESPN all day with Reggie.
With the lifestyle he presently leads and his life history , he´s always been out of touch.
And he´s never had to suffer the consequences of being out of touch , nor will he.
His pathological laziness and excessive self indulgence is only going to get worse the next 3 and a half years.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Marzon, 7/31/2013 12:30:49 PM     (No. 9451340)

I think the only time he actually conversed with an a true middle class American, Joe the Plumber´s tax info was dug up by "rogue employees" and given out to the "news" media.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dbdiva, 7/31/2013 1:27:35 PM     (No. 9451481)

Going back to #22 ~ I can´t believe that Mossad doesn´t have a big, fat dossier on this character since I think all countries gather this type of intelligence.
If they have one what are they waiting for?
If they don´t do they take requests?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: shamus, 7/31/2013 1:37:19 PM     (No. 9451500)

Barrack Obama stars as the Drone Ranger.

Who was that masked man? I don´t know but he left me this 20 trillion dollar debt.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: little guy, 7/31/2013 1:45:32 PM     (No. 9451515)

Our white African president is an affirmative action fraud. From day one he was a phony and still is. And you know what? So what? His donkey laugh is on us for electing him twice! He´s been allowed to sully the office held by many giants. Shame on us. He will waltz through the remaining 3 and a half years of his Presidency (I can´t believe I wrote that!) and he will no be held accountable --- ever.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/31/2013 2:25:15 PM     (No. 9451572)

The Mulatto Marxist isn´t out of touch with reality. Not in the lest. He´s following the playbook right down to the last letter and punctuation mark.

And getting away with it, thanks to the Elected "R"s.

I used to think it was the media, and granted, it plays a part, but the biggest reason ob@$tard gets away with the things he does is because the Elected "R"s [a few notable exceptions] --and idiots like Karl Rove, let him. They allow it.

And apparently, they take great pleasure in stabbing people like you and me in the back.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/31/2013 3:44:12 PM     (No. 9451702)

#32, good one! "The Drone Ranger"... and he´s a bigger bust than that flopping movie.

O-Bomber is so sick...
he´d be flattered by your comparison with a movie star... honest Injun!

Meanwhile, back at the raunch...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 7/31/2013 4:41:21 PM     (No. 9451773)

He makes my hair hurt.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/31/2013 5:20:40 PM     (No. 9451834)

A caller to Hannity actually seemed to justify Obama´s lavish vacations on the basis that he grew up in ordinary circumstances and was taking advantage of his position now to go places.

Obama never was in touch of reality--even before the first election, his speeches were staged creations; remember the styrofoam columns?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/31/2013 5:22:02 PM     (No. 9451835)

And, once again, we read all criticism of our President in a UK paper. Great American Freedom of the Press we have here, eh?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: janjan, 7/31/2013 6:20:15 PM     (No. 9451909)

Congress doesn´t feel pressured to do anything about this fool because the lo-fo Americans could care less and don´t even know or understand what he is doing. It will hit the fan when the IRS questionnaires come in the mail demanding all of your medical history but it will be too late.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: strike3, 7/31/2013 6:57:26 PM     (No. 9451954)

The kenyan boy has been regurgitating the same clueless message since 2007. It´s just that more people are listening now because he has ruined millions of lives through faulty idealism and stupidity.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 7/31/2013 7:08:43 PM     (No. 9451973)

I´ll be dipped. The UK media now gets it that Obie is out of touch with us. Hey msm and intelligencia, what do you think?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/31/2013 7:31:33 PM     (No. 9452003)

Investing in jobs is code for deficit spending on huge union labor public works projects. In California we see all of the highway signs saying they are funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. I never see any workers. Just the signs. Along with signs warning that traffic fines are double in construction zones. It´s a win win deal. They should repaint the signs and call it The Spending America Into Oblivion and Bankruptcy Act.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/31/2013 8:51:00 PM     (No. 9452131)

Don´t know about the rest of you, but I am getting extremely tired of having Biden thrown in our faces as an excuse to not do anything with regards to our criminal in chief president.

Cut it our people.

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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Why Does Nation Tolerate A
Habitual Liar As President?

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

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

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

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

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

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

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

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

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

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

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

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

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

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


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