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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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On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows, reports The New York Times. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has eased some of the long-standing punitive economic sanctions against Iran. Still, very little American — or European — economic activity is allowed inside the religious theocracy. The Bank of Utah is certainly no Wells Fargo. The Ogden-based community bank has all of 13 branches including

Welcome to ´Katesland´: The
Duchess wears an L.K. Bennett dress
as she and Wills arrive in Brisbane
for day four of ten Down Under
Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English & Nathan Klein    Original Article
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´Do you fancy jumping in the back?´ These were Prince William´s smooth words to Kate as the pair inspected the Super Hornets at Amberley Air Base shortly after touching down in Brisbane this morning. The pair is touring No 1 Squadron at the base - which is the first Super Hornet squadron outside the US. It´s a plane William won´t have flown himself in the UK - but he wasted no time stepping into the flight seat, while Kate watched on. He then stepped into the back seat - where the weapons are controlled, allowing Kate to take the pilot´s



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
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The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this


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