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Oprah Talks Trayvon, Race
on CNN: People Think If They
Don’t Use the ‘N-Word’
They’re ‘Not Racist’

Mediaite, by Matt Willstein

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 8/16/2013 9:12:42 AM

Oprah Winfrey and her co-star in Lee Daniels’ The Butler Forest Whitaker appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night to promote their film. During the interview, Anderson Cooper asked Winfrey to relate the historical themes of the movie to the modern day struggles for African-Americans, including the Trayvon Martin case. Winfrey said she “loves” the film in light of the discussion on race, because it “brings context” to the conversation. She described how the film begins with a lynching scene and ends with walking into President Obama’s office, showing how much has “happened in the span of one man’s lifetime

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 8/16/2013 9:14:54 AM     (No. 9476737)

People think that if you are rich, you aren´t stupid.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/16/2013 9:16:19 AM     (No. 9476740)

What about the struggles of non-African-Americas when they are confronted with the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Obama and Winfrey?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hot coffee, 8/16/2013 9:18:23 AM     (No. 9476743)

The "facially-profiled" "Duck Dynasty" guys draw record-setting audiences, and The Big O´s fuss film is going to bomb.

How sweet it is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: abstain, 8/16/2013 9:20:58 AM     (No. 9476746)

Many discriminate against fat people and show them little respect. How does Oprah know if it´s her race, her weight, or just something she´s said that makes someone not "like" her?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/16/2013 9:21:37 AM     (No. 9476747)

What #1 said. Now THAT´s funny!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jt26, 8/16/2013 9:23:54 AM     (No. 9476753)

Oprah is a fat tub of goo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/16/2013 9:30:06 AM     (No. 9476767)

Oprah must have suffered severe racial bias on her way to being a Billionaire. Somehow I see this as a contradiction in terms. She ought to take the lead of other successful Black people and be a UNITER, not a DIVIDER.
Instead she appears to be following Obama´s lead, in my opinion. Hardly helpful to young Blacks, as models of success.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pixelero, 8/16/2013 9:30:30 AM     (No. 9476770)

They just need to give it a rest. The statistics are not on their side.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 8/16/2013 9:31:22 AM     (No. 9476772)

"people" ? Sounds like she means evil Jim crow whitey again .. Without saying that.. The O is of the same racist gay school zero is from.. Alinsky Chicago High.. No amount of anything , money, good fortune, power, will erase the victimization they imagine...and exploit to gain control over others for more power and advantage.. Sooo stoopid to accept blame where none is deserved.. Why not grow up and rebut like the Swiss shop lady?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 8/16/2013 9:33:03 AM     (No. 9476779)

time for this p-i-g hog to gather up all the other race baiters and ride off into the sun set

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Anner40, 8/16/2013 9:35:35 AM     (No. 9476785)

It is the white people that gave her a chance and she spits in their faces...the ladies that watched her show made her and she is ungrateful and thinks she did it on her own...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/16/2013 9:35:43 AM     (No. 9476786)

Dittos #1. Some of the most intelligent and nicest people I have ever met had no money.

Oprah´s wealth can buy her a purse, but it sure can´t cure her stupid.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 8/16/2013 9:36:32 AM     (No. 9476787)

People think if they´re black, they´re not racist.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/16/2013 9:36:54 AM     (No. 9476789)

FTA: “…People think if they don’t use the ’N-Word’ they aren’t Racist…”

In other words, according to Oprah, we’re all racist…period! No way out of it!

I’ve suspected as much for some years now. We (Whitey) should get the message and just say ‘the h*** with it!’
Stop putting up with this garbage!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rochow, 8/16/2013 9:37:44 AM     (No. 9476790)

mmmh.... does that apply the other way around as well, when people use the word ´cracker´? Oprah I suggest you button your mouth! Your racist crap did not work too well in Europe so back in the USA you feel the need to vent a little more...! Wasn´t it you who made the statement that you had ´a white cook, of course!" I wonder if a prominent white person had made the statement with a black cook!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 8/16/2013 9:39:50 AM     (No. 9476793)

I never thought I would see a BILLIONAIRE so determined to be a victim. "Everybody...feel sorreee for meeee - I´m so pathetic!" Just what is her real sorrow? That God didn´t make her white?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bevan, 8/16/2013 9:40:44 AM     (No. 9476795)

This is sort of good news. The Obama Admin is falling apart at the seams. The constant use of the tattered race card is their final refuge.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/16/2013 9:41:13 AM     (No. 9476796)

When a group of people defined by their race are thirteen times more likely to commit a violent felony and hurt you or worse, it is impossible not to think in terms of the defining factor - race. How we got here is a relevant but separate discussion. This reality has been artificially suppressed, brushed under society´s carpet by coercive PC. The danger PC pretends does not exist or is morally repugnant is still very much there.
People like Oprah see their side of the issue but are purposefully blind to the other side. The side that Zimmerman faced alone on a dark night.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mustng66, 8/16/2013 9:42:31 AM     (No. 9476800)

People think if you´re Oprah Winfrey you´re not racist.

But you are.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/16/2013 9:44:33 AM     (No. 9476805)

Some people can´t accept the fact that they are hated for who they are and not what they are.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FelineFine, 8/16/2013 9:49:03 AM     (No. 9476815)

In a way, I hope she keeps on flapping her lips. Her already dwindling audience is going to get a lot smaller until only those idiot white-guilt-ridden women are the only ones left.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tennman, 8/16/2013 9:49:59 AM     (No. 9476819)

And the facade comes off sweet-little Oprah. Oh how oppreseed she was on her way to being a multi-billionaire.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: WAN2, 8/16/2013 9:50:08 AM     (No. 9476820)

People! We all know what the "N-Word" stands for. So why is IT not condemned equally? When angry, instead of yelling, ´Hey, N-----!" you yell "Hey, "N-Word!" Just as insulting, no? Orwell would be proud.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 8/16/2013 9:51:19 AM     (No. 9476822)

I guess I don´t know the difference between prejudice and racism. Everybody has some biases. Everybody. And I think the corollary of Oprah´s statement is also true. You can use the N-word and not be racist. Especially in a fit of anger, immature at best, but evident. In anger, people sometimes grasp for hurtful statements to say about the other. It happens in marriage. It´s almost always regretted, but it needn´t have any long term effects.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: janjan, 8/16/2013 9:54:49 AM     (No. 9476830)

Oprah made her career (and money) on not focusing on race but trying to appeal across all demographic groups. Now she is focusing on race to promote a movie she did. It is hard to keep track. This will never end because too many people don´t want it to.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/16/2013 10:25:24 AM     (No. 9476878)

She should just shut up. But she won´t. At least she is now open and up front about where her thinking really is. No more phony Ms. Nice Guy, I Love Everyone.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/16/2013 10:25:58 AM     (No. 9476881)

This "PR" is going to turn so many folks off. The producers are probably desperately figuring out how to shut Oprah up. Good luck!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 8/16/2013 10:27:37 AM     (No. 9476882)

"Just what is her real sorrow? That God didn´t make her white?" Think you´re right, AuntAgnes . . . not white, nor thin, nor classy, nor intelligent.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/16/2013 10:29:28 AM     (No. 9476887)

The only color Oprah ever cared about is green.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: garyhope, 8/16/2013 10:38:53 AM     (No. 9476908)

Over a billion dollars made from mostly white America and she´s still whining.

Slavery ended over 150 years ago, "civil rights" almost 50 years ago, over 10,000 black or "African-American millionaires and they´re still whining.

Who´s fault is all of this? Does the black American community ever accept responsibility for anything?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: provide, 8/16/2013 10:38:54 AM     (No. 9476909)

I´m so grateful that billionaire Oprah has assumed the role of our barometer of racial sensitivity.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Britvah1, 8/16/2013 10:45:45 AM     (No. 9476928)

Time for whites to bring back the widespread use of the N-word, I guess. Per Oprah they´re just being phonies by not using it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: garyhope, 8/16/2013 10:46:20 AM     (No. 9476931)

"Slavery ended over 150 years ago, "civil rights" almost 50 years,...

Should read: "Slavery ended over 150 years ago, and black Americans have had "civil rights" for almost 50 years "

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Judge, 8/16/2013 10:49:18 AM     (No. 9476933)

Whitey has been silenced and until they start firing back, blacks will continue their racist ways

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RonnietheK, 8/16/2013 10:50:09 AM     (No. 9476935)

I persoanlly blow wind in her general direction. Don´t care if she thinks I am a racist.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/16/2013 10:52:21 AM     (No. 9476940)

And, certain prominent blacks cannot say Grace without using the N-Word.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: kono, 8/16/2013 10:54:02 AM     (No. 9476944)

For those whose world view is based on political correctness, "racist" is a synonym for "conservative". In the Left´s perspective, if you´re Liberal, you aren´t racist.

At first it seems like the rule is "if you´re black, you can´t be racist", until you observe how conservative blacks (e.g. J.C.Watts, Clarence Thomas, Allen West) are branded racists and race-traitors.

If I tell Oprah to s the f up, does that make me a racist? Or a misogynist? It´s just too hard to keep up with the Left´s rules of illogic these days.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 8/16/2013 10:58:47 AM     (No. 9476952)

Hollywood keeps churning out movies such as "The Butler" and "42" (about Jackie Robinson). All this does is keep reopening the wound and making a whole new generation of black "victims" who hate whites as a matter of general principle. I go to a water exercise class at my gym and we have blacks and whites sharing friendships and fun. Everyone is welcome and feels part of the group. This is the way it can be and should be. It´s only when certain segments of society do not want to let victimhood go that the racist divide continues unabated.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/16/2013 11:09:31 AM     (No. 9476971)

Sounds like "Driving Miss Daisy", with a less subtle racial backdrop. Of course, Oprah will get the Oscar regardless of if the movie is any good. I don´t plan to see it. I´m sure it will treat Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes kindly. /s

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Flipper3, 8/16/2013 11:16:52 AM     (No. 9476988)

I would imagine that much of the ´racism´ Oprah pretends to have experienced over the course of her seemingly ever more pathetic life, has nothing to do with her race or even with the fact that she is so damned fat, but rather with the fact that she is an obnoxious individual. The stories of her bullying and abusing others to whom she feels superior are endless. And the only way the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman affair had anything to do with race was because of the likes of Winfrey and other racists of her ilk trying desperately to make it about race when in fact the incident had nothing to do with it. The utter stupidity of this woman knows no bounds.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: JoniTx, 8/16/2013 11:58:17 AM     (No. 9477071)

Surprisingly, most of the ´comments´ following the article (in Mediaite) are anti-Oprah. The times they are a-changing....hopefully.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: shalimar, 8/16/2013 12:03:33 PM     (No. 9477090)

How does she know this? I´m not aware of her doing any kind of research to establish her assertion.

Oh, I forgot. She´s a liberal, she just knows things.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/16/2013 12:09:06 PM     (No. 9477102)

Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23

shut up, I shouted at Oprah

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Reply 44 - Posted by: fourpmfox, 8/16/2013 12:17:15 PM     (No. 9477120)

The most racist people in this country are the ones who use it regularly. Mostly, they use it to address each other.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/16/2013 12:34:50 PM     (No. 9477145)

Shut up and eat!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: TexasRed, 8/16/2013 12:45:34 PM     (No. 9477160)

Shut up and go buy another purse!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: kendet1946, 8/16/2013 1:17:19 PM     (No. 9477215)

Us whiteys just can´t get a break when it comes to race.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Chief1942, 8/16/2013 4:45:48 PM     (No. 9477536)

She´s simply playing the only card she has. Were she any other ethnicity other than black, she would be a nobody.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/16/2013 4:54:20 PM     (No. 9477550)

Why do I suspect the produces of her new movie are now hoping she shuts her yap. Controversy doesn´t sell when you go around insulting the largest segment of the potential audience.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: boliver, 8/16/2013 10:07:53 PM     (No. 9477917)

Thank you, #13.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 8/17/2013 11:08:33 AM     (No. 9478521)

Thankfully now the LoFos can see the "true" Oprah

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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

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

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

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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

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

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

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

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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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,


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