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Senators strike deal on wording for new
resolution authorizing force against Syria

New York Times, by Ed O´Keefe

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Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement late Tuesday on wording of a new resolution authorizing U.S. military force against the Syrian government. The resolution would permit up to 90 days of military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, beginning with 60 days and the option of 30 more pending President Obama’s notification of Congress, according to a copy of the resolution provided by Senate aides. The resolution also bars the deployment of U.S. combat troops into Syria, but would permit the deployment of a small rescue mission,

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And so, the insanity continues... Any GOP that votes to continue 0bama´s flawed "war" plans needs to be removed when their voting cycle come up. This like immigration reform, 0bamaCare are all on 0bama, not US.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 9/3/2013 11:51:05 PM     (No. 9504618)

NINETY DAYS!!
you could take out Red China and Russia in less time..
BO´s Global Commie/Muslim Brotherhood Coalition must REALLY want this chess piece..


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rubinski, 9/3/2013 11:57:27 PM     (No. 9504626)

I am apoplexic that politicians are doing this and plan to vote against anyone involved.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/4/2013 12:13:17 AM     (No. 9504643)

Nothing like an advanced warning-to them and US.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/4/2013 12:13:25 AM     (No. 9504644)

And McCain voted, "Full House- Beats a Straight! Yeah!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 9/4/2013 12:16:18 AM     (No. 9504646)

Traitors. Especially the RINOs. You expect Dems to be treasonous, but you keep hoping RINOs will come to their senses.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 9/4/2013 12:22:11 AM     (No. 9504652)

Rescue mission my )&)(&*.
3 words: BLACK HAWK DOWN.
I pray for our military.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 9/4/2013 12:28:42 AM     (No. 9504657)

Just say, "No"!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 9/4/2013 1:13:05 AM     (No. 9504688)

Rescue mission ? Who from what?
aww of course Barack H Obama from the red line dug his own hole fiasco.
The question is WHY? What do we owe him?
Too bad we can´t ask the the Seals and Ambassador why no one ran to rescue them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/4/2013 4:08:41 AM     (No. 9504740)

Our leaders are a bunch of cowards who are more than willing to send our men and women into these hell holes while they sit in their luxurious offices and preen and pontificate. If you think that there won´t be boots on the ground once Congress gives Obama the approval, you are nuts. We are being drawn into a no win situation and our ding dongs in Congress can´t or won´t see it. Morons. What is the urgency???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 9/4/2013 6:54:38 AM     (No. 9504825)

Let allah sort 8t out.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/4/2013 6:55:31 AM     (No. 9504828)

I have yet to hear or see any reason why we should risk one drop of American blood in the Syrian civil war. Will this help Israel? Will this ease tensions in Egypt? Will this assuage the Iranians? Will Russia sit back peacefully while we bomb their ally? The answer to all is NO! We risk folly and unimaginable deaths for nothing. Alas Babylon.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 9/4/2013 6:55:54 AM     (No. 9504829)

Let allah sort it out.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/4/2013 7:03:36 AM     (No. 9504839)

Totally predictable outcome. Washington is a cesspool isolated from the rest of the country. We are the spectators and our wishes are irrelevant. The real question is who has the guts to take it back?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Laurie, 9/4/2013 7:12:15 AM     (No. 9504861)

They´re all nuts.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/4/2013 7:17:26 AM     (No. 9504870)

This is the US Senate: it requires a ´deal´ in order to express resolve.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Judith, 9/4/2013 7:19:15 AM     (No. 9504875)

I think now we see what voting for the best democratic candidate really gets us. After all, in the past two elections, that is exactly what happened. We now have an almost 98% liberal, mindless, corrupt congress. With an idiot leader.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rusino, 9/4/2013 7:32:21 AM     (No. 9504893)

Syria is a stick of dynamite and we are getting ready to light the fuse!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: maryc, 9/4/2013 7:45:05 AM     (No. 9504915)

A cover his A** vote if there ever was one. Accept the responsibility for something he´s done stupid and wrong. We have no president on foreign policy. We have winnie the pooh muttering ´oh bother´ instead of a real man. The senators who vote for this may as well write ´sucker´ on their foreheads.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 9/4/2013 8:00:04 AM     (No. 9504931)

Of course Congress will vote for war. The payo..., err, "contributions," particularly from defense related industries, are much bigger in wartime.

Just think of what we could have done with all the trillions we have spent on wars in the Middle East. We could have rebuilt our entire infrastructure or even (GASP!) reduced taxes!

Just think of all the dead and maimed American soldiers .

And for what? For what? For the politicians, that for what.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/4/2013 8:09:28 AM     (No. 9504945)

So much for Congress representing the will of the people.

I have resisted the urge to treat Dems and Republicans as all the same, but at this point - they are. The only hope are Senators Paul, Lee and Cruz.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: sinic, 9/4/2013 8:25:42 AM     (No. 9504969)

Boner visited with Obama to discuss this....
"Do whatever you want, Mr. President. No let´s go play a quick 9 and have a few smokes!!"

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Reply 22 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/4/2013 8:28:52 AM     (No. 9504975)

Surely most of those in congress are sufficiently old to know the history of U.S. military involvement, since we adopted the ridiculous strategy of "don´t fight to win". We start out trying to give someone a quick smack of disapproval, and end up getting into a quagmire that we cannot exit for years. And those were good outcomes compared to 9/11.

If this is a "red line from humanity", why is the U.S. the only nation considering involvement? Never have I seen a more clear view of our complete lose of representative government than a bunch of liberal democrats voting as instructed by Nancy to go to war!




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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 9/4/2013 8:34:01 AM     (No. 9504990)

Sure. It was days not weeks for Libya.

Months later the country lay in ruins, Kadaffi was disemboweled by McCain´s ´friends´ the rebels.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 9/4/2013 8:40:38 AM     (No. 9505006)

What benefit does Assad get gassing his own unarmed people? And in public? Even Hitler knew the Gas Chambers had to be hid.

How would Assad ever rule over a peaceful Syria again if he used gas on his own defenseless people?

Answer that Syria War Hawks.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 9/4/2013 8:41:54 AM     (No. 9505008)

Assad is somewhere. Find him and take him out. This is the step #1. Anything more must follow.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/4/2013 9:11:31 AM     (No. 9505074)

Listening, now, to Barky in Sweden giving a long,goofy,rambling, disjointed answer to a simple question.

Lying sack of excrement just said he never set a ´red line´.

"The world did it......not me."

He´s very defensive and sounds like a mental patient in the paranoid ward.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 9/4/2013 9:23:03 AM     (No. 9505092)

McCain was heard shouting "Allah hu akbar!!" after the deal so it must have gone well.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/4/2013 9:24:05 AM     (No. 9505093)

Bush Sr., Baker and Scowcroft were ok with old man Assad running things over there, and it worked out well for us and Israel. The difference is, those men had America´s interests at heart, unlike what we have now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jglas, 9/4/2013 9:25:42 AM     (No. 9505098)

This is basically a war between Sunni Islamists and Shi´a Islamists confined to Syria but we somehow feel bound to butt in and tell them "you can only kill each other with conventional weapons, e.g. guns, tanks, airplanes, bombs, if you use gas we will punish you." Isn´t that what the UN is supposed to do? And why are we only delivering this message to the Shi´a (backed by Iran) side. The Sunni Islamists (al Qaeda backed by Saudi Arabia) are just as bad and might have been the ones who used the gas. What interest do we have in this? Our credibility? No, it´s Obama`s credibility that´s on the red line. He set that line but now his face is red and he wants us to go to war so he can quit being embarrassed.

Not just no but hell no. When your enemies are destroying each other stay out of it. That´s common sense. Forget the macho macho man crap and walk away from it!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/4/2013 9:26:17 AM     (No. 9505100)

America has now discovered an Al-Qaeda sleeper cell. It is located in the White House. Obama, Iranian Jarrett, Huma(Muslim Brotherhood). From the Senate: John(Allah Akbar)McCain and Lindsay(nancy boy)Graham. From the Congress: John Boehner and Eric Cantor. From the State Dept: Hillary ´Benghazi´ Clinton and Vietnam War Hero John Kerry.
They want American troops to fight with Al-Qaeda in Syria against a sovereign nation.
When did Obama or any from the state dept. decry the killing of Christians in Egypt?
Meanwhile in America:
no jobs, fast and furious, NSA, Irs, mob violence, Obamacare and more they have no time for.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/4/2013 9:36:49 AM     (No. 9505121)

Utter madness.

I nearly blew my top watching Fox last night.
Krauthammer ripped into O´Reilly trying to make him see the folly of this, which, of course, he refused to do.
And then Dana Perino and Stuart Varney were on Hannity, and there were insistent that doing this was "better than doing nothing".
It seems that the mental illness that infects the Left is spreading.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mathman, 9/4/2013 9:37:15 AM     (No. 9505124)

The big trouble with growing old is you remember stuff.
REMEMBER TONKIN GULF!
This will challenge many of you. Way back in 1964 or thereabouts, a U S Destroyer spent the night shooting at radar ghost images. Their after-action report claimed North Vietnamese gunboats had been attacking them. No debris was ever found.
On the basis of this hypothetical and unsubstantiated attack, Congress voted the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving the President broad unlimited powers to strike back against this aggression.
5,000,000 troops would eventually serve in Vietnam. Over 400,000 would return in body bags.
We were suckered big time back then by Johnson, McNamara, and the whiz kids.

Some old same-old. 1400 dead of gas attack. No conclusive evidence of whether gas was released by Assad´s forces or by rebel forces. But now Assad must be punished.

Tell me, please. How many body bags has the Army ordered this time?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 9/4/2013 9:42:05 AM     (No. 9505133)

The utter disregard for the will of the VAST majority of the people is very telling, even though they are totally dependent on our dollars to fuel their lust for power and glory.
Many other civilizations over the centuries were in this same situation and capitulated...
but they weren´t Americans.
Somehow we will find a way to rid ourselves of these self serving, power hungry enemies of the state and take our country back, with the help of Almighty God.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/4/2013 10:05:51 AM     (No. 9505174)

New Words: We gonna blow up stuff to make Obie look tough, then we gonna leave.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: owl, 9/4/2013 10:16:57 AM     (No. 9505210)

All of you beat me to it, but this test has all the names on it. Who to fire. Right in front of everyone.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/4/2013 10:17:41 AM     (No. 9505214)

Recall petitions for Boehner, McCain, Graham,Corker. People in every state should show their disproval.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/4/2013 10:18:29 AM     (No. 9505217)

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. -- Socrates


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Karmack, 9/4/2013 10:24:29 AM     (No. 9505245)

So, what we need is a short, victorious war? Somehow I don´t think this one will work out any better than the previous historical attempts did...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/4/2013 10:25:49 AM     (No. 9505250)

Making your opinion known to Republican Politicians is a worthless exercise in futility. Republican House and Senate leaders don´t care what you think, so for me it is Tea Party all the way. The House could stop this farce, but they won´t. They don´t care what you think, just keep sending in your donations.

The Tea Party won´t run a Presidential Candidate, so there won´t be any third party vote splitting. They should just run a candidate in every Republican primary. Get rid of these government funded drones.

The Republicans in Congress right now are worried about being blamed if things don´t go right in Syria. They should be worried about letting an incompetent President again save the Muslim Brotherhood´s butt.

America has spoken in the polls. They are against our getting involved in a Syrian war. This may well be the end of the Republican Party. It is clear they don´t care what you think. I´ll take the hint.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/4/2013 10:37:40 AM     (No. 9505292)

In a new project such as this Congerss should evaluate the following:

What do the war proposers want to do, why they want to do it, how they plan to do it, how they will know I´d they succeed, and what benefits could accrue if the project is successful.

What is the exit strategy? If we drop one bomb we own it while Saudi Arabia and Israel come out unscathed.

The Sarin gas came from al-Qaeda, not Assad.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/4/2013 10:40:51 AM     (No. 9505308)

It has nothing to do with Syria and two enemies fighting each other. It´s all about
Obama´s crumbling impersonation of being president. It has nothing to do with Syria.
It´s a perfect WAG THE DOG scenario, times one million. Our muslim supporting imposter in chief, is providing the islamic warring supremacists another jihad opportunity. Islamists suffered, are still suffering, a monumental defeat in Egypt. Now their U.S. Islamic spy team, (jaret soros holder McCain Lindsay Boner Cantor) can side with supremacist muslims in Syria, and TAKE THE HEAT OFF ALL OF NOBAMA’S CRIMES HERE IN AMERICA, PLUS ISLAMIC PAST CRIMES IN EGYPT (TWO FOR ONE). Could it be any more simple than that? The imposter’s Presidency is about to fall off the cliff and upset, destroy, all democrat and republican lies, they’re just minutes away from political suicide. BUT WAIT! Start a war, even siding with the filthy islamic supremacists and attempt to topple Syria´s leadership to BE REPLACED BY MORE MUSLIM TYRANNY. Nobama´s foul acts bring the disgraced muslims back into power. Rule: start a war, ANY war, and Obamacide, NSA IRS alien organizing, open borders, mass welfare, the fake Fed, QE2, trillions in debt, fast and furious, the worst, Hillary’s covered up Benghazi murders especially ..... it all goes away with war. It’s a consistently horrifying as The Communist Party Line. They all agree.
That ladies and gentlemen, IS the SyriaPolicy. Wag the damn dog!


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Reply 42 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/4/2013 10:42:11 AM     (No. 9505314)

The Sarin gas came from the opposition not Assad:


http://www.globalresearch.ca/did-the-white-house-help-plan-the-syrian-chemical-attack/5347542



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Reply 43 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/4/2013 10:54:14 AM     (No. 9505342)

Where is OUR red line? People across the entire political spectrum are outraged. Could we all refuse to pay our dear Uncle in protest? What would happen? Why should we continue to enable nonsensical behavior by those elected to represent US? Could millions of people be jailed at once?
Hey, En Es Ay, for the record, I swear I´m not promoting anything here, just asking general questions.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lana720, 9/4/2013 11:36:17 AM     (No. 9505439)

Dittoes to all posters, in spades!
Add Clinton´s stupid statement on Bosnia, "We´ll be out by Christmas," to your memory. We are still there!

The frustration we feel must be converted into action. Even when one lives in a red state that consistently goes the right way, this affects all of America.

God help us and confound our enemies, especially those within our government.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/4/2013 11:38:34 AM     (No. 9505442)

Well, I think that we should have a little war. But not in Syria. No, I´m talking about a little revolution right here at home. We desperately need one to clean out the cesspool that is DC. And use the current Constitution and the Freedom Amendments (thanks to Mark Levin) as a guide to re-build this once great nation. And the reason we need that is simple. We have gotten to the point that we, as citizens, can no longer trust those that are elected for life in the federal congress. It´s all too clear that their one driving force is to get re-elected. And they will go to any lengths to achieve that end. I´m ready to sign up.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 9/4/2013 12:09:36 PM     (No. 9505501)

I´m sure those in congress are sufficiently old to know the history of U.S. military but they either don´t know history or are using history as a plan. The Gulf of Tonkin was the lie used by the Democrats to justify the Viet Nam war, Democrats never change their tatics so I´m sure Obama using the same tool kit they pulled from the 1960s.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: strike3, 9/4/2013 12:51:54 PM     (No. 9505568)

Bottom line, we have 100 idiots working overtime on a plan to get us into WW3. Meanwhile, the United States is dying from within of the damage caused by our lying, immature motor-mouth PINO. Who are they going to get to enforce the arrests of the people when they fail to cooperate with the obamacare boondoggle next month if the military is engaged with Syria, China, Russia, and who knows who else when we start this war? With the deadbeat NBP civilian army that Obama has no doubt assembled against us, at least the American people can get into a war we can win.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: rustycfc, 9/4/2013 2:25:46 PM     (No. 9505660)

mussie killing mussies, works with me.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: altoona, 9/4/2013 4:53:10 PM     (No. 9505813)

With the Sunni oil millions and the NSA blackmail, you can get the numbers you need in Congress. I have called one of my senators and my congressperson and await their votes.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: lazyman, 9/4/2013 5:06:42 PM     (No. 9505829)

If this gets it going look for N Korea to make their move.


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Reply 51 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/4/2013 5:21:56 PM     (No. 9505841)

Washington corruption gone amok ......
just to protect PINO from Benghazi and the ten plus current tragic Beltway crimes.
It really IS Wag the Damn Dog
(start an international war to distract from the national dirty laundry list of presidential White House crimes !)

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A French lab has lost more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus, which killed nearly 800 people in a 2003 epidemic across four continents. The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France announced this week that it realized it was missing the vials and contacted the country’s National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products to conduct an investigation on April 8, according to a news release. Although the fragments are not dangerous, they do raise concerns by revealing the lab’s vulnerability, said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,

Oklahoma bans local wage hikes
Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:53:16 PM     Post Reply
Cities and counties won’t be allowed to raise the minimum wage under a law signed Monday by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R). Under the new law, which passed the state legislature on party-line votes earlier this year, cities would be prohibited from raising the minimum wage above the $7.25 federal mark, and they would be prevented from requiring employers to provide sick days to their employees. Backers of the new law said differing wages in different cities would be a hardship for businesses. In a statement, Fallin said different wage laws would hurt job creation. In recent years, cities and localities across the country have unilaterally

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

An orange-black ribbon holds
a clue to eastern Ukraine´s chaos
Christian Science Monitor, by Anna Kordunsky    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:02:43 PM     Post Reply
As pro-Russia protests spread in eastern Ukraine, a strip of striped orange-and-black fabric has become as ubiquitous as the armed men in unmarked military fatigues. Its name is the Ribbon of Saint George. Imbued with history, it’s a powerful symbol in the ongoing information battle over Ukraine. For Russians it´s a mark of allegiance to the state – both the fearsome, expansionist Russian state of old and its modern successor under President Vladimir Putin. When pro-Russia rallies took place last December, seeking to rival the Maidan demonstrations in Kiev, very few ribbons were seen.

UNICEF launches ‘Mr. Poo’ mascot
in India to curb public defecation
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 2:51:20 PM     Post Reply
UNICEF’s new campaign, “Poo2Loo,” targets India’s public defecation problem with a series of music videos, pranks and advertisements featuring a giant feces mascot. According to the campaign, 620 million Indians are defecating in public every day. “That’s half the population dumping over 65 million kilos of poo out there every day. If this poo continues to be let loose on us, there will be no escaping the stench of life threatening infections, diseases and epidemics,” the Poo2Loo website says, while asking visitors to sign a pledge to ending public defecation. YouTube videos for the campaign feature giant, walking, talking, dancing,



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Megyn Kelly and the
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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

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

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


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