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Passive Aggressive Oprah
Gives BS Apology for
Switzerland Racist Flap

TMZ.com, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/13/2013 10:03:29 PM

Oprah Winfrey says she´s kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I´m really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O´s allegations of racism during an incident last month. The shop owner says the whole thing was a "misunderstanding" and had "nothing to do with racism." Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland."

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This really made me chuckle. It looks like Miss Oprah is not getting away with things she would have in the past. It´s about time someone spoke the truth about her.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shells, 8/13/2013 10:16:06 PM     (No. 9472689)

From TMZ?
Yowza!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Envirodude, 8/13/2013 10:16:29 PM     (No. 9472690)

This is the issue of the day because the Trayvon trial is over. Pimps gotta have sumthin to pimp, after all,

Oompah is nothing more than a baiter

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/13/2013 10:29:26 PM     (No. 9472705)

She doesn´t mean a word of it. Just trying to gin up the ratings.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mizzmac, 8/13/2013 10:37:22 PM     (No. 9472714)

She´s sorry her story has been exposed as false...and she was probably more mad about not being recognized than anything else. It was just easier to say "I was a victim of racism" than to say "My enormous ego was bruised." (Plus the racism angle might help her movie. The other one would not.) Five years ago I might have watched her new movie. Now I´ve had a gut full of hate and wouldn´t go on a bet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pansophic, 8/13/2013 10:41:15 PM     (No. 9472720)

The fact that this formidable mediocrity has captured the minds and hearts of so many Americans is an indicant of how lame-brained the populace has become and why the Democrats could win for a long time to come.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 8/13/2013 11:11:19 PM     (No. 9472743)

Paraphrasing our illustrious Secretary of State...There´s this little thing called the internet which makes it difficult to play my race cards.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/14/2013 12:42:09 AM     (No. 9472812)

BTW did you know I have a new movie ?
See my new hair ?

Pleeze, your day has come and gone and people see you for what you really are.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/14/2013 12:59:12 AM     (No. 9472820)

0prah may be very rich, but she is a has-been. After listening to her pathetic whining and lying, I will never pay money to see any of her movies again. Good to see the clerk stood up to her; 0prah is an arrogant bully.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: eorsc, 8/14/2013 1:09:42 AM     (No. 9472827)

I think Oprah actually helped heal the race issue until she cuddled up to ----faced Obama. After watching him legislate-both at state level and then in Washington, it was not a big jump to think he is a train wreck waiting to happen. I haven´t watched her since.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Robwin, 8/14/2013 1:14:37 AM     (No. 9472830)

What an amazing coincidence that all this occurred just when Oprah was promoting a movie in which she appears. What are the odds?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveW, 8/14/2013 1:14:56 AM     (No. 9472831)

The real story here is that the loathsome MSM ran with the absurdity that mega-rich Obama-loving ultra-celebrities are actually victims of racial discrimination. Will wonders never cease? The way the loathsome MSM distorts reality is the greatest mental health hazard in America.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 8/14/2013 1:36:56 AM     (No. 9472851)

The shop owner is presumably a friend of Tina Turner´s, as she (the shop owner) was invited to Turner´s wedding. I suspect O has heard from blowback from Tina Turner. I suspect Ms Turner frequents that shop and has been mightily embarrassed by the O.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: miceal, 8/14/2013 3:47:29 AM     (No. 9472887)

Skank is as Skank does. Oh, she has a movie coming out, right...?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JLoophole, 8/14/2013 7:15:35 AM     (No. 9472991)

James Frey, where are you? You might want to see if Oprah will talk to you about your penchant for making up a narrative that´s more fascinating than the reality...

Or maybe she´d like to write a book called A Million Tiny Purses.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: uno, 8/14/2013 7:20:12 AM     (No. 9472996)

What to do with the bag? Zip it.
I don´t care whatcha do with the purse...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/14/2013 7:22:07 AM     (No. 9472997)

Here´s a true Oprah story...years ago on her show she was going on and on about the silent racism in the United States. (This was during the time when OW ran around with a microphone actually talking to her audience.) A sweet lady from downstate Illinois got up and said she didn´t know what Oprah was talking about...she never "thought about black people at all.

The Black Queen went off on her saying that was the problem because people like her never thought about blacks and racism at all.

I always thought that was a telling moment that looked into Oprah´s soul. I felt so sorry for that sweet, well-dressed woman who tried to tell Oprah in the nicest way that Op´s racism was all in the Queen´s mind.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/14/2013 7:36:15 AM     (No. 9473012)

Did Oprah really think that people would sympathize with her because her chance to buy a $38,000 purse was thwarted? Like people would shake their heads and think that we still have so far to go with race relations?Brava for the shopgirl who asked why Oprah would pick on her?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Tangles, 8/14/2013 7:51:30 AM     (No. 9473036)

Last time this story was told it happened in England. This story broke just before her new movie came out? Poor Opie!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rmagnus, 8/14/2013 7:52:01 AM     (No. 9473038)

Oprah is just like a lying politician (Al Gore comes to mind)- she talks so much about herself that she has to make up stuff to have any new material.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/14/2013 7:56:24 AM     (No. 9473044)

Who in the heck can justify a $36,000+ handbag unless it comes with a little guy trailing behind you carrying it. Then I would still have second, third, or fourth thoughts about the price. You could buy a nice car for that money. Seems to me to be a very frivolous purchase. Unless, of course, you are buying status disguised as a purse, and I understand purchasing that is quite expensive.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/14/2013 8:09:43 AM     (No. 9473060)

So poor customer service is passed off as racism...Everyting is racism with so many Blacks in this country. It´s not racism when they get promoted above their skill set, is it? No, only when things don´t go their way. It´s not 1853 or 1953 anymore but if Oprah and her ilk want it to be that way - be careful what you ask for.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 8/14/2013 8:17:02 AM     (No. 9473073)

Chardonay summit?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 8/14/2013 8:18:06 AM     (No. 9473074)

Chardonnay Summit?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rather Read, 8/14/2013 8:32:13 AM     (No. 9473114)

I love reading White House memoirs and especially those by staff members. At first I thought this might be an interesting movie, but there´s no way I´d watch it now.

Kudos to the shop attendant for standing up for herself and mega-kudos to the owner for backing her workers. Oprah has lots of egg on her face for this.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/14/2013 8:40:14 AM     (No. 9473129)

I´m tellin´ ya, that shop has a security video which tells a completely different story than the one Orca is peddling and I´ll bet that they´re threatening to use it. Hence this sort of back-peddle. Notice that Orca said, "It got" blown out of proportion, not "I blew it" out of proportion. She´s in CYA mode and trying to put the blame elsewhere, just like her messiah in the WH.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: catfur27, 8/14/2013 8:47:37 AM     (No. 9473140)

...Tawana Brawley says Oprah makes stuff up.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: maryc, 8/14/2013 8:56:53 AM     (No. 9473157)

old bag buying a new bag gets upset. queens do not apologize well and that is what she thinks she is. Wonder if she will come out for Hillary. In 2008 she said that ´some people say that obama should wait for his turn ´ . A definite racially inspired slap at Bill and Hill.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: cobieone, 8/14/2013 9:01:22 AM     (No. 9473166)

Hey #21... To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/14/2013 9:02:21 AM     (No. 9473168)

TMZ...the headline...picking myself up off the floor. Priceless. Ooops, just picked myself up again after reading #26. L-dotters are just too sharp and clever for me to resist falling on the floor with enjoyment of classic good humor.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/14/2013 9:12:29 AM     (No. 9473179)

It´s her money so if she wants to spend $36,000+ for a handbag, more power to her.

However, you have to recognize that a person who would spend that kind of money for a handbag doesn´t think like the rest of us. Her value system is radically skewed. Also fine for her but she often acts like she is "speaking for the average person".

Not this average person.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Democracy First, 8/14/2013 9:21:52 AM     (No. 9473198)

Oprah is busted! She was in full dont-you-know-who-I-am mode and Swiss people don´t play that game very much. Se loves throwing her wieght around, oun intended, and loves having white people say "yes, ma´am" to her, a sure sign of her insecurity. News flash: All that money didn´t buy you one ounce of class, Miz Ø. Truly wealthy people remember where they came from , treat others with respect, are not always demanding special treatment and most of them like to go around unnoticed, not brandishing an ego 1 the size of your ample arse. When the store´s ssecurity video is played back and makes it to the internet, you can chow down on some humble pue or fresh crow....take your pick, and maybe it´ll taste better since that white shop clerk will be SERVING it to you, the empress of all black women. You are a spoiled, selfish cow, Oprah.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/14/2013 9:23:12 AM     (No. 9473201)

Oprah knows no other method...the race card has become the Libs first ´throw-down´ in any situation.

So Oprah, how´s that ´giving yo money´ to takers working out for ya? Have you noticed they aren´t even thankful?

On the Purse Snache issue. You knew well if you went into a highly upscale store dressed like a tramp you would not get the best of treatment. It HAS NOTHING to do with race, it´s the slob drolling over a purse dressed down to look barely better than a street person that got you!

Admit it, you tried to set them up so you could yell "RACIST", and YOU know it!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bob913, 8/14/2013 9:40:08 AM     (No. 9473233)

I am OPRAH!!!
Where are the rose petals that should be thrown before me on my path to anywhere!
Where is my free purse!!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/14/2013 9:53:12 AM     (No. 9473272)

One thing I´ll thank Obama for is flushing out all the racism from the blacks. The black actors, entertainers, pols and all thought with their new chieftan in the White House they could pull out all stops on whitey and rise up.
Wrong. They were all exposed. One comes to mind that I thought was a nice actor, Morgan Freeman, but he blew it. Let them wear their slave mentality because I think the nation went passed that long ago. The Oprah types can fester like a boil if they want because I don´t think about them, at all. I´m done with their belly aching and it will be a new day when Obama is gone and believe me he will be gone one day.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: LanieLou, 8/14/2013 10:11:44 AM     (No. 9473332)

Yes... it was a transparent publicity stunt to garner some Trayvon fervor for herself; but the real news is how quickly the NWO progressives made her apologize; Switzerland is the de facto hdqrtrs those coordinating the demise of all democracies...how dare she draw ANY attention there.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Arby, 8/14/2013 10:12:31 AM     (No. 9473335)

She´s worried that the sheeple have forgotten who she is, literally and in the Henry Louis Gates sense. Time to stir the pot by attacking a shop clerk.

Go back to Montecito and worry about your diet.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Woodabela, 8/14/2013 10:15:19 AM     (No. 9473348)

This non-story will guarantee plenty of AA butts in seats when "The Butler" comes out Friday, because the targeted viewers won´t bother to learn the "other side of the story." Or believe it, if they did bother. The studio distributing "The Butler" would´ve had to cough up millions of dollars on a publicity campaign this flap created for free.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/14/2013 10:15:56 AM     (No. 9473350)

Please, God. Makes this the last article we have to endure about this odious woman.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 8/14/2013 11:08:07 AM     (No. 9473473)

Come out of the closet Oprah.

Bring Gail with you.

It´s 2013 - Show your Pride!

Tell us why anyone visiting your Indiana farm has to sign a non disclosure statement.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JudithC, 8/14/2013 11:08:39 AM     (No. 9473474)

This is a short story: Oprah Is Caught Lying…Again. I´m so tired of this obnoxious woman. That this supposedly people loving Oprah would put a woman´s job on the line making her the target of make believe racist remark tells it all. The truth is flat out and obvious: Oprah is a liar in a made-up-out- of-whole cloth-issue focused on whether the tubby one can afford a $40,000 purse? It´s time this stuffed elephant just goes away.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/14/2013 11:10:20 AM     (No. 9473479)

Me thinketh the blacks are getting concern they won´t have a black guy in the presidency soon and they´ve got to up the victimization angle as much as they can.

Hillary has of course picked up on it and is chapioning race to standrd bear. Yeah, she´ll fight for them, just like she did for her white tribe in Benghazi.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/14/2013 11:35:42 AM     (No. 9473531)

I don´t care if it is the best film of the year and The Oprah is Oscar worthy! There is no way I will spend $ to see "The Butler", in the same way I wouldn´t bother about "Django Unchained". (I also don´t care that Nancy Reagan thinks Jane Fonda is fine playing her-------I will continue to vote with my wallet.)

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/14/2013 11:37:06 AM     (No. 9473536)

And I will add that, in the days she was on at 4 p.m., her audience consisted almost totally of air-headed white middle class women in deep swoons, the same idiots who voted in Obama.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/14/2013 11:41:32 AM     (No. 9473545)

And in the same vein, when is someone going to post the new YouTube sensation, Hillary Clinton last night at the NAACP, talking about Medger EVANS! Bet a dollar she will STILL get the Black vote!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Mazeman, 8/14/2013 11:43:50 AM     (No. 9473550)

I love the way Rush was saying that she may also have been profiled because she´s so FAT. How rich women are almost always thin and stylish.

LOL

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Reply 46 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/14/2013 11:44:29 AM     (No. 9473552)

Michelle butts in to the Hand Bagger mess... ´if I had another daughter, she would look just like Oprah´.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Mike6, 8/14/2013 11:47:36 AM     (No. 9473562)

I have never heard such an ignorant self promoter like her. She has everything and she has nothing and I feel sorry for her.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Conservativediva, 8/14/2013 11:51:17 AM     (No. 9473571)

This blew up in her face. This case seems to be all about her ego. She can´t say she was discriminated against because she looked fat and poor, so she had to blame racism. Her ego couldn´t take it.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Flipper3, 8/14/2013 11:53:37 AM     (No. 9473575)

This ignoramus Oprah Winfrey has a long and well-documented history of abusing and bullying people in retail and other situations.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/14/2013 12:47:38 PM     (No. 9473658)

re #46 - Sad to say but most blacks won´t catch the mistake of Hillary saying Medgar EVANS rather than EVERS. And most (to include Oprah) don´t even know he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery on land once owned by Robert E. Lee.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: kono, 8/14/2013 1:19:27 PM     (No. 9473701)

Some social media analysis must have shown a decline in how often her name came up in the online and on-air discussions.

How her periodic effort to refresh her name-relevance in the news blew up in her face this time is a bit of a mystery. All she had to do before this was get some implied controversy into the news with her name attached to it, and it would reinvigorate her fan base and return her name to search-engine trend lists for weeks, with few noticeable side effects.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/14/2013 1:22:08 PM     (No. 9473709)

Oprah should never have been looking at a $38000 handbag. If a person is even considering such a purchase they have too much money. I`m surprised the Obama`s have not publicly chastised her.

I wonder if she flew to Europe on one of those evil corporate jets that are frequented by capitalist fat cats who repeatedly screw the little man and pay slave wages??

Oprah needs to answer these charges. /s

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Trixlette, 8/14/2013 2:32:19 PM     (No. 9473861)

Liberal and Liar have long been synonymous. She is ruining the reputation of the employee and of that store. The oprah just thinks she can go around stating what ever she wants and not have to answer for her lies. Maybe in America where they buy that sh&t, but not there, they are fighting back. She owes more than a BS apology. Why should she be sorry she said it, or said it was Switzerland if it REALLY did happen?? I would be beside myself and tell the world if it really did occur that way.

These LIARS no matter what political affiliation, need to be called to the carpet and ousted for the lies they tell. It should be done publicly so they will think before they spout lies next time, trying to promote that hack movie of hers.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 8/15/2013 11:19:06 AM     (No. 9475406)

I don´t know about anyone else but I personally refuse to watch "The Butler"! It is just another liberal production and I doubt if there is much if any truth in it.


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Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee to lead the country’s health care overhaul, remains entangled in a lawsuit brought by shareholders of MetLife accusing her of misleading investors as a director of one of the country’s biggest insurance companies. The federal lawsuit, filed in New York, says the company used a Social Security death index to stop making payments when beneficiaries died, but the company wasn’t as diligent about using the database to track deaths of its policyholders, which triggers payouts, the lawsuit said. Last year, a judge refused to toss a federal lawsuit against the company, including claims against Ms. Burwell

GOP writes legislation to
deny AG Holder his salary
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 8:31:39 PM     Post Reply
A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with the House GOP’s probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican who publicly excoriated Mr. Holder at a hearing last week, introduced the legislation just before Congress went on vacation,

White House defends closed
press Obama moment of silence
Washington Examiner, by Meghashyam Mali    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 8:18:22 PM     Post Reply
The White House on Tuesday downplayed the controversy over media access to President Obama, who will hold a moment of silence to mark the Boston Marathon bombing anniversary in the Oval Office without the press. The president and aides will observe the anniversary of the deadly attack behind closed doors at 2:29 p.m., exactly one year after two pressure cookers packed with shrapnel detonated near the finish line of the raise. “The president´s going to have a moment of silence in the Oval Office. There will be some senior advisers there,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney, adding that the tribute

PETA scolds Michelle Obama over
using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 8:11:58 PM     Post Reply
PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday´s Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let´s Move!” agenda. "For chickens on egg factory farms, Easter is not a time of renewal or joy. It can take up to 34 hours in typically hellish conditions for a hen to produce just one of the thousands of eggs slated to be used at the Easter Egg Roll. Furthermore, encouraging the consumption of cruelly sourced, unhealthy eggs is inconsistent

Dem lawmaker’s husband pleads guilty
to Social Security fraud, other crimes
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:55:36 PM     Post Reply
The husband of a Democratic lawmaker has pled guilty to Social Security fraud and other crimes. Henry A. Fellela Jr., the husband of Rhode Island Democratic state Rep. Deborah A. Fellela, pled guilty last week to illegally collecting more than $58,000 in Social Security benefits, according to local reports. Fellela pled guilty to five counts on charges of aggravated identity theft, credit card fraud, Social Security fraud and theft of government funds. This was not Fellela’s first brush with the law. In 1999, he first applied for Supplemental Social Security benefits — the benefits were ultimately terminated when he was

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



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

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

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

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
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
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

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

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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