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Obama has only himself to
blame for Britain’s Syria snub

Fox News, by Adam Shaw

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/31/2013 5:04:56 AM

The Obama administration is today still reeling from Thursday’s enormous setback to the Syria intervention effort, as the UK voted to reject military intervention in the war-torn nation. It is difficult to overestimate just how devastating this is to the President’s foreign policy. Britain has stood side by side with America in almost every post-war conflict. The one major exception was the Vietnam War, arguably America’s biggest ever defeat. Put simply, America wins when it goes in with Britain, it loses when it does not. And Britain almost always stands shoulder to shoulder with its strongest ally. So what happened?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/31/2013 5:19:56 AM     (No. 9499396)

The boy king has a very petty vendictive side to him. It is frequently on display in the condescending remarks and slyly disguised middle finger action he makes toward his opponents. He has the maturity level of a 13 year old girl. He´s a "mean girl" at heart and that is a very unattractive trait for a grown man much less the President of the United States. He needs to grow up and quit worshiping the face in the mirror. He´s not all that. I applaud Britain for blowing him off. He needs to be taken down a peg or two.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: neanderthal, 8/31/2013 6:10:20 AM     (No. 9499413)

and he didn´t even mention the insulting gift of a useless cassette of useless speeches and the arrogance of The Mooche to decide to manhandle the Queen.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/31/2013 7:01:45 AM     (No. 9499428)

Obama actually has a lot of gall asking the Brits or French for anything.He grew up reviling these countries as imperialists who have stolen the world´s wealth and passed that legacy to white privledge Americans.

I think everyday liberals in Britain stopped this because they´re simply tired of being dragged into American led wars.Cameron was probably relieved that parlament rejected it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Phantomll, 8/31/2013 7:33:29 AM     (No. 9499445)

The U.S. military did not "lose" the war in VN. It was lost by the poiticians and the media.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/31/2013 8:07:22 AM     (No. 9499480)

Three Cheers to Britain for telling Obama to go pound sand. I too feel like the "special patriotic relationship" I and my family has had with America since the War of Independence has been snubbed and nearly destroyed by this Anti-American president. May G-D protect our military who have to serve under these fools because #4 is entirely correct.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 8/31/2013 8:17:56 AM     (No. 9499494)

Dear Barack Hussein Obama,

That flapping noise you hear is the chickens coming home to roost.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 8/31/2013 8:32:37 AM     (No. 9499515)

Once again, the Ldotter´s get it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 8/31/2013 8:32:57 AM     (No. 9499516)

In your wildest dreams, could you have ever imagined that “The (so-called) Leader of the Free World” would turn out to be nothing but a bewildered, hesitant, indecisive, wavering, dithering yutz?

Beware! Even the wildest, most nightmarish of dreams can come true!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 8/31/2013 8:35:43 AM     (No. 9499521)

But the big question is; how can he place the blame on Bush, or the sequester, or house Republicans. That will be a challange.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/31/2013 8:48:37 AM     (No. 9499538)

Britain is ´no longer important´ to the evil regime in control of our Executive Branch. But the rest of the US, Congress and most importantly the American people have not forgotten. The British know this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 8/31/2013 9:02:54 AM     (No. 9499553)

The unfortunate thing is that President Obama will not ´get it´. He is incapable of learning from his mistakes, because he does not acknowledge his mistakes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bluehouse, 8/31/2013 9:03:27 AM     (No. 9499555)

The US´s highest military priority is gay sex. Everything else is just a distraction.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 8/31/2013 9:05:33 AM     (No. 9499557)

Very powerful.

Long ago President Obama decided that America didn’t need Britain anymore. As a consequence, Britain has now discovered that it doesn’t need America either. Mr. Obama is now paying for his poor judgment, and America is significantly weakened as a consequence.

Perhaps for the first time in his life, Obama is reaping what he is sowing. Must be a shock to his system.

The only Obama snub to Britain he didn´t mention was the utterly thoughtless and egomaniacal "gift" to the Queen of Obama´s audio tapes of his speeches. That may not have been the last straw but it ranks right up there with the Obamas´ classlessness.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/31/2013 9:11:57 AM     (No. 9499565)

"Obama has obliterated the Anglo-American alliance since he took office, and is arguably one of the most anti-British Presidents of all time."

When Obama displayed his utter lack of class by returning the Churchill bust, I wondered at the time if he even had any idea who Churchill was, or his historical significance.
I can imagine him looking at the bust and thinking who´s that fat bastid?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bridgepard, 8/31/2013 9:16:19 AM     (No. 9499571)

Canada might provide at least moral support for military action in Syria. However before we do perhaps we could discuss that XL pipeline thingy that´s the decider-in-chief has been playing with for the last 2 years.

Just saying!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/31/2013 9:29:32 AM     (No. 9499601)

Poor France, hooked up with this guy. Poor us, weakened by this ninkenpoop. Are you proud yet Libs?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/31/2013 9:34:10 AM     (No. 9499609)

Surely, we are not suggesting that Obie is blaming Himself for the Brit snub. Obie in over his head...don´t know because the msm has not told me what to think yet. Obie´s goose is cooked...again. It will be a long three and a half years until Obie goes back to community organizing in Chicago.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 8/31/2013 9:34:44 AM     (No. 9499611)

What an absolute, sordid, stinking mess.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 8/31/2013 9:36:50 AM     (No. 9499617)

Poster #11

The definition of stupid: someone who cannot learn from his mistakes.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/31/2013 9:43:17 AM     (No. 9499631)

Yeah, but I hear he´s going to make up for it by sending the Brits a bust of Valerie Jarret and a Betamax copy of "Shaft."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: strike3, 8/31/2013 9:55:57 AM     (No. 9499658)

The more important question is, where is golf today? Shall I inconvenience a few hundred military personnel at Bolling AFB or should I spend the weekend at Camp David? What does Reggie want to do?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: franq, 8/31/2013 10:00:21 AM     (No. 9499664)

VN was a fiasco due to LBJ. Who in their right mind would send valuable soldiers slogging through swamps and jungles? What attempt was made to cut the snake off at the head? We had the technology and the firepower. A poor waste of almost 60,000 American men.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/31/2013 10:00:43 AM     (No. 9499666)

The Brits came for their first White House meeting with a desk set made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, the same ship whose timbers produced the twin desks, the one in the WH is still in the Oval Office. In return, BHO decided on a boxed set of his speeches for the Queen. He then decided that Winnie had graced the halls long enough.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 8/31/2013 10:04:32 AM     (No. 9499675)

One just has to look as far as Kenya and his father to see why Obama really hates Britain. This should come as no surprise. More people would know about it if the "press" had done it´s job during the first election. Sending the bust of Churchill back was a slap in the face to Britain and Obama did understand this.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rubygram, 8/31/2013 10:07:36 AM     (No. 9499679)

Hear hear #22. should have bombed Hanoi ten years earlier.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 8/31/2013 10:09:36 AM     (No. 9499685)

The nay vote is the Brits way of channeling Churchill.

"I may be drunk now. But in the morning I´ll be sober and you, obama, will still be a loser".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/31/2013 10:16:31 AM     (No. 9499703)

Besides the Churchill bust (nice natural pun), the speech set gift, the plastic toy helicopters from the WH gift shop for the then-PM Brown´s sons, the Mooch hug, and the toast to the Queen given right on top of the British National Anthem at the US London Embassy*, there is also unwavering support for Argentina over the Falklands. Add in the almost constant shoving of the UK into the arms of the EU, saying it´s in America´s interest for the UK to keep cozy with the EU. Almost forgot--giving the Trident missile codes to Putin.

I expect I´ve missed a few things and there are probably other matters we don´t even know about. Yet.

And Obama thought he would get Britain´s unwavering support? I agree with #3 that Cameron deliberately paved the way for Parliamentary approval. It might cause the PM some scorn at the moment but in the long run I think the majority of the British people will see it as one of the best things he´s ever done.

*See embarrassing 58 seconds at:


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Reply 28 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 8/31/2013 10:24:26 AM     (No. 9499721)

When you constantly tell someone to eff you, don´t expect their help later

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rochow, 8/31/2013 10:25:30 AM     (No. 9499726)

I am waiting that zero will declare their decision as ´racist´! After all, Ludzilla had crawled around Buckingham Palace several times to measure the curtains, so that when the black boy wonder (NOT) becomes Pharaoh of the world they can move right into fitting ´surroundings´!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Crosscut, 8/31/2013 10:34:38 AM     (No. 9499746)

The Democrat Party should be ashamed of what they did by putting this doofus in the WH twice. All Democrat candidates running in the 2014 midterms deserve to be defeated.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Analyn, 8/31/2013 10:57:29 AM     (No. 9499784)

So this doofus actually stuck his nose in where it didn´t belong and wanted Great Britain to give Argentina the Falklands? I sure hope Russia doesn´t ask him for Alaska back.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/31/2013 11:00:39 AM     (No. 9499793)

If this isn´t bad enough, Wait to see what happens when we lose the Reserve Currency status we´ve enjoyed for the last 200 years or so.

Talk about hurt - that will put some on ALL of us big time.

Buckle up. This may be bring it on sooner than later.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 8/31/2013 11:03:59 AM     (No. 9499799)

Even Obama´s comic ignorance of geography widens the rift he has intentionally created between the US and Britrain.

His cheap shot in support of Argentina´s renewed effort to lay claim to the Falklands, referring to the islands as the "Maldives" instead of the Argentine preferred nomenclature, "Las Malvinas," only served to accent the fact that Obama was motivated not by a desire to facilitate resolution, but to stick it to the Brits.

The Churchill Bust, the Resolution Desk, the iPod collection of Obama speeches for the Queen, the Maldivian Malvinas Misnomer, --- what´s next?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: rsgonner, 8/31/2013 11:05:00 AM     (No. 9499801)

What a shame that it takes the British pols to call Obozo for the narcissistic sociopath he is. Boehner...you are pathetic. Get a spine.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JimS, 8/31/2013 11:45:17 AM     (No. 9499851)

I happened to be in the UK last week, and when word of Commons shutting down Cameron came, I bought rounds for every Brit in the pub.
And I toasted Obama with a one-fingered salute

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Reply 36 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/31/2013 11:55:58 AM     (No. 9499868)

This is all because Obama has daddy issues. He is still trying to gain the love of his dead dad the deserted him and he knows his dad hated the British and other colonialist nations.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/31/2013 12:08:18 PM     (No. 9499887)

Al-queda/Muslin Brotherhood has access to Sarin gas.

UN war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says the rebels are the only side known to have used Sarin gas.

So maybe Assad did not release the gas at all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: montanabound, 8/31/2013 12:28:51 PM     (No. 9499913)

#27 beat me to it about the truly cringe-worthy toast. The Queen had to tell him to sit down.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 8/31/2013 3:11:23 PM     (No. 9500165)

#35 - Thanks for representing the rest of us when you "Dixie Chick"ed Zippy in London.

I love the smell of payback in the morning.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: b4lucy, 8/31/2013 4:33:19 PM     (No. 9500269)

To All the people of Great Britain, I have been shamed by my pResident since first learning of the Churchill Bust debacle and through all the above named purposeful insults to your great society.. Our histories have been warped by a very small person that I cannot even call a "man"....Please accept my personal apology and I pray that it shall not happen again...Be assured, I speak for many Americans, true Americans to be sure...
Sincerely.....Gail V. Randall

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Tulunk, 8/31/2013 5:13:40 PM     (No. 9500309)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Tulunk, 8/31/2013 5:29:20 PM     (No. 9500325)

Obama is the despicable kid we all remember from grade school who would stir up trouble, egg on two other guys to fight, then go in and tattle. He would get praise from the teacher, get to be room monitor, while the other kids got in trouble. I remember the day the guys beat the cr-p out of him. The rest of the kids played a noisy game of Red Rover between the clock cleaning and the school. He went bawling to the teacher, but no one remembered seeing a thing. Maybe congress wlll play Red Rover with Parliament!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: AnnaS, 9/1/2013 10:58:40 AM     (No. 9500999)

Don´t forget #23, that is the same desk he keeps his feet on all the time!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Saracen6, 9/1/2013 11:09:52 AM     (No. 9501022)

I am NOT defending out lightweight president but it alarms me if the Brits would be so venal as to practice payback politics on this matter. They are still part of Europe who will always demand something be done and then tell the USA to "Go Get ´Em !"

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Reply 45 - Posted by: owl, 9/1/2013 11:50:46 AM     (No. 9501082)

#2, yes he began the dissing with the Churchill bust, but he also has done so with the desk the Brits donated to the Oval office. On more than one occasion, the slime has his feet on it. Another photo on Drudge today. He shows nothing but contempt for our English ally. Will someone, anyone please get rid of him ?. We are getting in deeper and deeper while he golfs.

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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

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

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

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

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

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