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John McCain writes blistering
opinion piece in response to Vladimir Putin

Agence France Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/19/2013 6:06:37 AM

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage. "I am not anti-Russian," Mr McCain wrote in the piece, which his office said was sent to both the Communist Party´s Pravda newspaper as well as to online media outlet Pravda.ru. The latter was expected to publish it today, his staff said. "I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today." Mr McCain last week made no secret of his intention to write an op-ed piece for Russian media

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 6:40:16 AM     (No. 9527055)

Putin´s Oped was insulting and condescending but for all the outraged bluster coming from Congress I didn´t hear one word of criticsm of the NYT for giving an enemy of the United States a platform to attack us. If McCain wants a rebuttal how about printing one in the same newspaper. There are plenty of Americans who need to be educated about the difference between America and Russia. And #1 might want to start choosing sides a little more carefully. You can despise what Obama stands for without falling for the propoganda of a communist dictator.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/19/2013 6:59:44 AM     (No. 9527080)

Why should McLame care? It was only a Commie dictator insulting a Fascist dictator. Both represent oppressive goobernments that only want to destroy liberty, freedom and happiness. It´s not like Putin was insulting capitalism (notice the last great bastion of capitalism on the earth, the Communist Chinese, Putin doesn´t say a word). Putin was justed PO´ed cause his completion to be the world´s greatest despot in oppressing freedom had a new challenger in Obambi. And one knows Putin went ballistic when Obambi socialized medicine and Putin can´t get that done in his country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/19/2013 7:21:44 AM     (No. 9527113)

It is not unlike a school with a weak and incompetent principal. The assistant principal, teachers, school board members and parents will go around him and interact with each other. It is not ideal for a school board member to intervene between a coach and a parent, but when there is a vacuum in leadership, someone will always try to fill it.

However McCain´s view of his relevance and power far exceeds reality. He is just as out of touch with the American people as his counterpart in the white house.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/19/2013 7:29:18 AM     (No. 9527128)

IF we had a REAL American for President, one who got the tingles as a Cub Scout watching a 4th of July parade, one who understood how Great America really is, celebrates the resouces we have and uses them FOR Americans benefit. Obama is an outsider looking in (in his mind). Thus he is negatively judgemental toward America, and actually commiserates with other leaders of communist countries when they are hypercritical of OUR "shining city on the hill". A strong and prompt response to Putin from Obama himself was just too much to ask. He and those around him are America haters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/19/2013 7:34:01 AM     (No. 9527138)

John McCain, quick to attack conservatives in the Congress as radicals, but quicker to defend the radical President who is so stupid he doesn´t think raising the debt limit increases the national debt. Sad!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: timyak, 9/19/2013 7:37:51 AM     (No. 9527144)

Even though Putin´s op ed was ridiculous, I find it really immature that one our longest sitting senators (and I mean longest) responds with this type of outburst. How about ignoring Putin and his ilk? McCain is long past any usefulness in the senate and I´m really surprised that he keeps getting re-elected despite his constantly surfacing senility issues.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/19/2013 7:38:00 AM     (No. 9527145)

Go away John.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/19/2013 7:46:06 AM     (No. 9527158)

Why dignify Putin with a response?
McCain takes the bait, dives headfirst into a political cesspool where nobody is going to change anybody else´s mind and then pounds his own chest in a childish display of one-upmanship. There´s no point, other than grandstanding.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/19/2013 7:48:41 AM     (No. 9527163)

John McCain is like the boy who holds the spit bucket in a prize fight and his fighter just got beat now he wants to pick a fight with the winner when the whole episode is over.
Obama got snookered by Putin and Assad can continue wiping out Obama´s ´rebels´.
McCain is an ignorant, power hungry, tax stealing, freedom killing old coot who should shut up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 9/19/2013 7:56:56 AM     (No. 9527176)

Do you really believe that Vladimir Putin cares what this old, confused fool has to say?? Who does McCain represent----certainly not the conservatives, certainly not the people of Arizona and certainly not me----he´s become obama´s shill. In the case of Syria, Putin´s right and McCain´s wrong. Why wouldn´t you use diplomacy rather than stand back and fire missiles into a sovereign country killing innocent people and aiding enemies that are a greater threat to the U.S. than Assad ever will be. He´s way overdue for the move to Sun City!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: golfer1, 9/19/2013 8:04:43 AM     (No. 9527194)

Someone must have told him that Putin is a Republican. McCain would not write anything so scathing on a fellow democrat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine, 9/19/2013 8:05:40 AM     (No. 9527195)

McCain is an arrogant snot. He was so rude and condescending to a group of voters from his district. My instincts were right about this man from the start. I knew he would not make a good president. Neither would Romney. This is make it or break it for the Republicans - this next election. I hope they know it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judy W., 9/19/2013 8:23:36 AM     (No. 9527227)

I think it was an excellent reply. I´m glad McCain did it; there are some things he is not confused about and America´s superiority over Russia is once of them. I´m glad Jim DeMint also wrote a reply. I´d be happy if Charles Schumer wrote a reply, or Nancy Pelosi, or anybody. The question of America´s exceptionalism and superiority over Russia is not the property of a select group of conservatives; it´s an American issue.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/19/2013 8:24:31 AM     (No. 9527232)

FTA: "In a blunt, often personal counter-punch that ran more than 800 words, Mr. McCain wrote that he bears no ill will toward the Russian people, only the country´s government which he says ignores humanity´s "inalienable rights" of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
President Putin and his associates do not believe in these values. They don´t respect your dignity or accept your authority over them."


The irony of his words to the Russian people is breathtaking. Senator McCain, who stands among the trees of power in America, apparently can´t see the forest of our own government for some of his fellow trees - especially, although not exclusively, the executive branch.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 9/19/2013 8:25:27 AM     (No. 9527234)

Nothing new to see here. Just another day for Arizona´s aging village idiot to pack the water for Preezy Fartblossom, the math genius.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KsGirl101, 9/19/2013 8:28:46 AM     (No. 9527240)

I heard on the radio the other day that the Arizona GOP leadership are preparing a formal rebuke to McCain. Sure hope they do it. Naybe he´ll listen to them.
Sure wish that guy running against him hadn´t been such a blustering idiot.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/19/2013 8:33:29 AM     (No. 9527246)

It´s pretty sad when someone has to write an op-ed about America´s exceptionalism. It use to be that it was understood throughout the world by our country´s actions.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cartcart, 9/19/2013 8:37:46 AM     (No. 9527250)

John McCain has no moral high-horse to be riding in any contest with any leader. He is a has-been political hack and has compromised our nation with his foolishness.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/19/2013 8:56:57 AM     (No. 9527279)

McCain is a neocon fossil still fighting the cold war. Doesn´t it bother anyone that Obama wiped the floor with this guy and our other nominee, Mittens, while Bush barely won in the electoral college-twice. ´We the people´-my butt.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 10sgal67 be, 9/19/2013 9:14:29 AM     (No. 9527296)

McCain is a loser! McCain supports the rebels while Putin supports Assad. Why would you give aid and comfort to a sworn enemy? All involved need to be impeached!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/19/2013 9:19:42 AM     (No. 9527303)

I think they misspelled "blustering" in the headline.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: civilservant, 9/19/2013 9:27:20 AM     (No. 9527311)

#2, it was not "propaganda" that Putin was spouting...........he was merely reiterating Obama´s speech wherein he STATED that; in the opinion of POTUS, that he believed that Americans BELIEVED they were exceptional, just like the Greeks thought they were etc.......



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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/19/2013 9:42:20 AM     (No. 9527337)

This whole episode of conducting international business in the press smacks of children yelling: ´Oh Yeah? So´s your mother´.

It also implies that John Kerry is no longer needed to to deliver the messages.

Imagine McCain´s disappointment when he finds out that it´s a printed page and there won´t be cameras.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/19/2013 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9527379)

First line: "The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage."

Replace "Putin" with "Obama" and "Russia" with "the United States" then McPain would have for once in his political career been correct. What if McPain had said that in 2008 instead of, "You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency"?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/19/2013 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9527393)

McCain uses "I" or "me" 10 times in the first 100 words in his response to Putin...got a notice the site does not accept items from the Pravda domain so couldn´t post the original...but clearly Rep. Buck McKeon´s op-ed in the Moscow Times was harder hitting and less self-serving:

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=752689

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 9/19/2013 10:19:49 AM     (No. 9527404)

McCain you are a crazy lefty, always have been. Sorry for the stuff you´ve been through over there, but that does not give you carte blanche forever to mouth off your commie crap. Whatever happened ´over there´ in Vietnam has turned you. Every time you appear on TV, and when is there a time you are not on, you show your true colors, defending anything left!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Mike43, 9/19/2013 10:21:25 AM     (No. 9527407)

At a quick glance, I thought the headline was blustering. Judging from the analysis, I wasn´t wrong.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tearza, 9/19/2013 10:22:59 AM     (No. 9527410)

John McCain the problem is nobody cares about your opinion piece. You look like a
fool. It´s already history ...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/19/2013 10:26:52 AM     (No. 9527416)

McCain never writes a blistering opinion on democrats. In fact, he thinks Hillary would make a great president.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/19/2013 10:35:36 AM     (No. 9527430)

I posted this on Pravda´s website. McCain is provoking the bear because of Obama´s weakness. We´ll see if it backfires.

"I hope Mr. Putin has a sense of humor.

He struck a nerve with his claim that America was not exceptional. He and Obama both misunderstand its meaning. Americans believe it is our Constitution that makes us exceptional. It´s not a claim of superiority over another people. A government of the people, by the people and for the people in the eyes of God had never been tried before. Our rights come from God and not government. The resulting freedom and liberty is why people from around the world (including Russia) come to our shores.

McCain is just blowing off steam."

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/19/2013 10:41:03 AM     (No. 9527438)

Left wing RINO McCain is irrelevant and he proved it for all time siding with socialist
Schumer and TeaParty Turncoat Traitor Rubio
when they were trying to union organize 30
millions of illegals into a dangerous half way legal status, enough to get them lawyers to sue America. McCain, the rich Indian supporter for tax free millions, is the perfect example of the ruin of the drunken greedy Congressional republicans

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Reply 32 - Posted by: guybee, 9/19/2013 10:42:24 AM     (No. 9527439)

McCain´s backbone is a lot stronger against Putin than in his election battle with Obama. One has to wonder why?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/19/2013 11:31:10 AM     (No. 9527504)

It´s too bad that this irrelevant old fool isn´t nearly as concerned with Americans´ freedom...considering the Fascist-in-Chief Putin-wannabe he supports over here.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/19/2013 11:31:16 AM     (No. 9527505)

Putin took us to the house. I didn´t vote for him, I voted for Sarah Palin.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: skedaddle, 9/19/2013 11:36:54 AM     (No. 9527516)

McCain always comes out swinging when it doesn´t matter and against the wrong party. And all the while, millions of Americans have NO representation on the federal level because of McCain types.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/19/2013 1:05:31 PM     (No. 9527663)

Sounds more like McLames own fearless and thorough moral inventory. He needs to do more Step Four work in his program of Alcoholics Anonymous. What a grandstanding buffoon. Stick a sock in it Juan.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/19/2013 1:32:26 PM     (No. 9527713)

Publicly attempting to demonize Putin is not a way to influence him to deal with the USA in the future, but seems to fall in line with what American politicians have been doing now for many years, simply personally demonizing foreign leaders with who they do not agree.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/19/2013 1:57:35 PM     (No. 9527748)

No more from the man who claimed to put country first in 2008 and then picked a half-wit as a veep candidate, the man who personally despised Mittens in 2008 and then hypocritically supported him in 2012. McCain has been itching for a war with Russia ever since the Cold War ended. But then he itches for a war ANYWHERE most days.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: Kristen, 9/19/2013 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9527830)

Maybe this is not correct but I heard that McCain sent his letter to the wrong Pravda: an obscure website that is not read by hardly any Russians. Anyway, this is the first I heard how pro-Russia he is. His wife and simple-minded daughter might have assisted with his silly rant.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 9/19/2013 5:39:56 PM     (No. 9528061)

Too bad John McCain couldn´t have been bothered to write similar pieces about Obama and the radical Left Democrats who are busy wrecking the country right under his nose and on his watch. One wonders exactly what he hopes to accomplish by this tirade against Putin. Most likely it is the usual thing, i.e. to aggrandize and ennoble John McCain.

At least he seems to have found his actual level of competence: writing crank letters to newspapers about whatever gets his goat. I wish he would retire and devote himself wholly to this basically innocuous hobby. His presence as a loose cannon in the Senate represents a threat. It is a luxury America can no longer afford.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Muggins, 9/19/2013 5:58:40 PM     (No. 9528086)

Insulting McCain now is like closing the barn door after the cow run off. McCain lost, and those of you who didn´t vote for him, effectively voted for Obama. The concern now is that the Republicans party is so Balkanized, that no candidate can win for the party. (PaleoConservatives, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, NeoConservatives, Libertarians, etc.) Step one, stop insulting Republicans. Step 2, vote Republican.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Kook, 9/19/2013 6:44:16 PM     (No. 9528154)

My editorial would be short and sweet:

"Hey, Pooty poot, show us the stack of immigration applications of Americans trying to move to Russia."

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Reply 43 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 9/19/2013 6:57:06 PM     (No. 9528173)

Sweet. Who will do the translation and who will check it. This piece could wind up with an endorsement for Putin and make the Senator look like an even bigger fool.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: dman, 9/19/2013 7:48:03 PM     (No. 9528233)

To think this "whacko bird" was nominated to be POTUS. McCain knows zilch about diplomacy. Our objective as a nation is to encourage - "nudge", as Cass Sunstein would put it - Russia to become a constructive player on the world stage. IMO the way to do that is not to insult him in Pravda, which will bring about the same reaction from the Russians as Putin´s NYT Op-Ed piece invoked from us. Factual or not, Americans and Russians alike resent lectures from outside.

Instead, we need to learn from Ronald Reagan, who challenged Gorbachev based on Gorbachev´s love of Russia and his policies of Glasnost and Perestroika. Gorbachev´s ultimately positive response settled the Cold War and gave us a generation of relative peace. [I won´t join those who crow that we "won" the Cold War. IMO we "survived" it, thanks to the Grace of God and the works of men (Reagan, Gorbachev, Walesa, and John Paul II) and women (Thatcher) of good will, among others who came before them.]

We now have a similar "opening" with Mr. Putin. He loves Russia. He has taken on the mantle of peacemaker. We should now challenge him to live up to that, and be a positive influence in world affairs.

McCain´s treating him the way McCain treats us Tea Partiers does not help. He should go away, or at least be ignored.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 11:01:40 PM     (No. 9528405)

Sorry to post twice, but #24, please. Are we really going to assign motives to Putin´s Oped? Have we sunk so low that we are willing to cozy up to this creepy Communist dictator because he is more willing to trash Obama than our own media? If so, then congratulate yourself. You were his target audience.

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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman advised the White House on how President Obama should announce his support for gay marriage. A Harvard classmate of Obama’s, Mehlman told the president over a White House lunch that it was politically viable to reverse his position and support gay marriage, according to a report in The New York Times. Mehlman, who managed George W. Bush’s reelection campaign and came out as gay in 2010, told Obama that the American public viewed him as an idealist willing to put politics aside, and that endorsing same-sex marriage would reinforce that image. Mehlman also

´World´s toughest job interview´
prank video is amazing
Yahoo! News, by Ralphie Aversa    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 11:31:23 AM     Post Reply
If you do not think the responsibilities of a mother comprise the "World´s Toughest Job," a greeting card company is hoping to change that with its new viral video. American Greetings enlisted the help of Boston-based advertising agency Mullen for its Mother´s Day campaign this year. The company started the project just before Christmas break last year. "One of our writers went home to Michigan to be with her family," recalled Jon Ruby, vice president and creative director at Mullen. "She spent quite a bit of time with her brother and sister-in-law. She does not have kids, but they do.



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

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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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

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

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

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

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

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
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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

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

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.


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