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Benghazi Victim’s Mother: Obama,
Clinton, and Biden Lied To Me

Washington Free Beacon, by Staff

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Patricia Smith, the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, testified Thursday at the House Oversight Committee that President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among other top administration officials, initially told her the attack was the result of a YouTube video. That explanation, which was then disseminated by Susan Rice during her infamous appearances on Sunday talk shows the following weekend, was quickly proven to be false. A visibly upset Smith said she was told lies at the casket ceremony for her son and that she and other American people “don’t matter” in the eyes of the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 9/20/2013 5:59:12 AM     (No. 9528567)

The sheer desperation to cover-up Benghazi, from the very highest level around and including Dear Leader, should be a clear indication of just how damning to their political careers the truth must be...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 9/20/2013 6:26:11 AM     (No. 9528585)

For me the issue is not that they lied (I expected nothing less from them). The issue is so many don´t care. All this deception to cover obama´s and hillary´s ass. Disgusting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Malia2012, 9/20/2013 6:32:54 AM     (No. 9528596)

I don´t understand why more relatives of the victims of the obama"administration" don´t come forward. obama and his minions have been lying to this country for all the years he has been running for office or has been IN office. Shame, shame on the pathetic "msm" who use weeks to persecute a man like George Zimmerman falsely but then hide under their desks when it comes to questioning the great-and-powerful-oz-obama! Unless someone has lost a beloved child, there is no way to understand the pain the Benghazi victim´s families are going through. Prayers go out to them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/20/2013 6:34:04 AM     (No. 9528597)

What a sad state of affairs the obama administration has put this country in.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 9/20/2013 6:38:54 AM     (No. 9528605)

I, too, was surprised that other family members did not show up. And then I thought of the non-disclosure statements the victims had to sign and the repeated lie detector tests and goodness knows what else this regime has put them all through, and thought they are afraid. Although one of the dead soldier´s mother is a new england liberal and thinks the world of obama....even after this. The democrats behaved disgracefully when they walked out on the families statements. Shows their real contempt for our military and our country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 9/20/2013 6:39:12 AM     (No. 9528606)

2, I care.

They have all lied to all of us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Really?, 9/20/2013 7:12:09 AM     (No. 9528648)

Contrast this to Cindy Sheehan, who got media attention at every turn.

Democrats walking out is just....I can´t decide between "unbelievable" and "par for the course".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 9/20/2013 7:13:34 AM     (No. 9528652)

The Obama regime has gone to extraordinary lengths to bury the fact that they were supplying weaponry to sworn enemies of the United States. This is the crux of the cover-up and is a crime of treason for all involved.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/20/2013 7:18:44 AM     (No. 9528658)

The "Casket Ceremony" is when the caskets with bodies arrived at Dover. She had asked the government to fly her there and they said "No" since she was not immediate family. Sean Hannity had her on his show immediatley after the Benghazi killings-----then weeks later when she was back on his show........SHE THANKED HIM for Paying for her to attend the return of bodies; otherwise she would not have been in attendance.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/20/2013 7:27:16 AM     (No. 9528667)

Nothing would have kept me away from that hearing knowing my son died that night because this administration CHOSE not to launch an attempt to rescue him. I applaud Mr. Woods and Mrs. Smith. Don´t ever give up until you get the answers you deserve.

Those despicable democrats who left the hearing room rather than have the decency to listen to these two heart broken parents sets a new low even for the democrats. What callous disrespectful thoughtless cowards you are. The fact that you could turn your back on these grieving parents speaks volumes for your lack of character. This was a breathtakingly small and petty display.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 9/20/2013 7:29:48 AM     (No. 9528671)

Benghazi is proof that Shrillary was right when she said Obumbler wasn´t prepared to take that 3 a.m. call. It also proved she wasn´t ready to take that call, either, and the cover-up is more about saving her presidential ambitions than it is about protecting Odumbdumb.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: thusnelda, 9/20/2013 7:55:26 AM     (No. 9528701)

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?” Hillary Clinton.

We need to post her whole quote from now on. When it gets shortened to just the "What difference does it make?" soundbite, the screamingly obvious lie gets edited out.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 9/20/2013 8:10:43 AM     (No. 9528730)

And to think that congress-creature Tammy Duckworth was one of those who walked out of the hearing room to avoid he testimony of the parent of the murdered Benghazzi victims.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/20/2013 8:14:27 AM     (No. 9528737)

We need their names. These people have chosen the cause of electing Hillary over the slain men serving our country, their families, and our country. Did any of them stay? If so we need those names too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: maryc, 9/20/2013 8:17:51 AM     (No. 9528745)

They put them there, caused their deaths and lied about it all. Then they posed with their caskets. Nothing and no one have ever done less to aid their countrymen and more to take and use for their own benefit than these. Heaven will not be seen by these people. My prayers go out to the families, who , on top all of this pain , were slapped in the face by the crudely behaved Democrats who walked out. Their behavior shames them , not the victims families.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: gaeditor, 9/20/2013 8:22:35 AM     (No. 9528756)

I wish I had won that last Powerball. I´d hire someone to put up Billboards and put TV commercials on everywhere with big photos and an explanation about the cowardice and treachery of the Democrats. Cowards! Slime!They are despicable!!

As for the MSM, they must go. They are tyrants and traitors, and can be decimated, but only if we have the courage and strength to remove them.

After all, look what we´ve done (and they helped, of course) to CNN.

We need to stop them or they will destroy out country. Period.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/20/2013 8:36:15 AM     (No. 9528767)

It wasn´t all that long ago and a different administration when Maureen Dowd wrote that mothers, in her case, Cindy Sheehan, had absolute moral authority. Guess that moral authority depends on who is in the White House.

Tammy Duckworth, double amputee war veteran - all of that is erased by the D after her name.





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Reply 18 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/20/2013 8:40:36 AM     (No. 9528775)

The cold political nature of these people and their deceitfulness is nothing new or unexpected, but the sheer inhumanity that it takes to lie to a grieving mother’s face is frightening. These people are the real world zombies – humanoids without souls, bent on running our lives.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tonyp173, 9/20/2013 8:56:30 AM     (No. 9528803)

Hypocrisy of this magnitude would have destroyed the careers of politicians in an era when the media at least paid lip service to impartial reporting. I still remember Maureen Dowd´s column in the NYT in which she conferred "absolute moral authority" on Cindy Sheehan. I clearly recall the liberals and progressives adopting the mantra that because of her personal loss, Cindy had the moral high ground on the Bush Administration. Treating the parents of the survivors of Bengazi with such obvious contempt demonstrates why these folks cannot be trusted with public office. These progressives are shameless partisans whose only interest is power.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cgood, 9/20/2013 8:59:41 AM     (No. 9528806)

Some call the democrats ´cowards´ for walking out. That doesn´t begin to cover their disgraceful actions. The dems put politics above simple human decency and still have the benefit of media protection. Thanks to the latter´s mythmaking machine, democrats are still viewed as compassionate. It´s maddening.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby, 9/20/2013 9:11:04 AM     (No. 9528832)

If the sheeple aren´t bothered by seeing the dims walk out on the families of Benghazi victims, what would they be bothered by?

Have the dims no decency at all?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rightproud, 9/20/2013 9:11:41 AM     (No. 9528833)

#16 I would contributr to a fund to get those billboards up! I think this is a great idea. We need a way around the media and this seems like a good way.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: postaway, 9/20/2013 9:12:00 AM     (No. 9528834)

Good comments, posters. The dignity of Charles Woods and the heartbreak of Pat Smith were quite moving to see. All they´re asking for is accountability. Ms. Smith said that every time she sees the bloody handprint on that wall in Benghazi she asks herself if it belonged to her son. And she still doesn´t how. The selfish, perhaps traitorous, heartlessness of this administration and of Hillary are there for all to see. That stone cold wretch should never be able to get any where near the levers of power again. Ever.

In fairness, Darrell Issa, at one point, turned to his right and thanked Elijah Cummings for staying for the whole hearing, including the parents´ testimony.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: sadc, 9/20/2013 9:14:33 AM     (No. 9528839)

Maybe we should not worry about contacting our Senators and Reps but instead contact the media for their utter negligence and ulterior motives for hiding and omitting important news. We have a generation of young people who pride themselves on NOT following news and who simply vote for who has the best handout package. But, one day, when they are the victims, it will matter but it may be too late.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 9/20/2013 9:33:17 AM     (No. 9528875)

The video of the Dems walking out (there is one, isn´t there?) will make for several potent political ads next year.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/20/2013 9:37:35 AM     (No. 9528879)

Must make you proud to be a touchy, feely Democrat voter.
Just wait until it´s your turn for sorrow.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/20/2013 9:37:55 AM     (No. 9528881)

See how they run! Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, Communists, Cockroaches… makes no difference what alias they’re using at the moment, they’re all one and the same. Yesterday, they scattered like cockroaches do when a light goes on. Without a moment’s hesitation, they vacated the hearing room when family members of the deceased Benghazi victims were about to testify. The Cockroach Party representatives inhumanely chose not to hear what those family members had to say. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a Democrat tick, now you know.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/20/2013 9:43:42 AM     (No. 9528887)

FTA: "...Secretary of State Clinton, among other top administration officials, initially told her the attack was the result of a YouTube video."

In Madame Rodham-Clinton´s case, should anyone really expect the truth from our 67th Secretary of State, a public official who, just for starters, has previously informed us: (A) She was named after New Zealand´s Sir Edmund Hillary (B) Came under intense sniper fire in Bosnia (C) Learned how to make a fortune in the cattle futures market from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (D) Is a lifelong "devoted" Yankees fan and (E) Once stated her daughter Chelsea was jogging around The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/20/2013 9:56:39 AM     (No. 9528923)

On reading the headline, my first thought was, "of course they did. Did you really expect anything else"?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lana720, 9/20/2013 10:05:21 AM     (No. 9528935)

Beyond despicable!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/20/2013 10:06:28 AM     (No. 9528937)

Like the children they still are, democrats believe that if they did not hear it, it did not happen.

My own kids stopped believing the peek-a-boo version of this when they were about 3 years old.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: saraguay, 9/20/2013 11:02:31 AM     (No. 9529032)

i can´t figure out WHY no one seems to care - about this or much of anything else. is it because those of us who work for a living are too busy trying to survive to mount complaints, is it fear of our government, or simply no one is listening anymore? or is it that they hate conservatives more than they dislike the current administration? my husband is a fine man. hard working, kind (to everyone, even conservatives), smart (in most things), and a great father. but, when it comes to his politics, he defends obama at every opportunity, believes almost everything printed in the msm, and watches the abc networks exclusively for his news. i think he exemplifies the current democrat. his lack of curiosity about the scandals is utterly mystifying to me. and, saddest of all (we´ve been married 33 years) we both agree, that had we met now, we wouldn´t even date much less marry. what have we (collectively) come to? (needless to say, we don´t talk politics very often)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/20/2013 11:14:44 AM     (No. 9529045)

Not surprising and easy to see why the Dems ran like roaches from the force of this testimony. They didn´t want to hear the truth spoken face to face, and they didn´t want to look the truth-teller in the eye.

Tammy Duckworth (Iraq War Veteran and former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs), what say you about leaving these men behind? Why did you leave their parents behind when they came to testify before you?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/20/2013 11:43:59 AM     (No. 9529094)

The smoking gun for me was that the last person to visit Stevens was a Turkish representative. It is known that Turkey is a conduit for arms shipments to Syrian rebels. There was no reason for a clandestine meeting between Americans and Turks at the outpost in Benghazi.

These poor families are caught up in one of the largest and deepest coverups in US history. The illegal transfer of weapons to a foreign government with full knowledge that they would go to al-Qaeda affiliated groups is explosive.

The coverup participants include both Republicans and Democrats. Obama may have been a bystander. As usual, just my opinion.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/20/2013 11:50:01 AM     (No. 9529105)

Why would they walk out if there´s nothing to cover up?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: EQKimball, 9/20/2013 12:42:02 PM     (No. 9529167)

The Democratic Party should change its mascot to the ostrich. In former congressman (now judge) James Rogan´s magnificent book "Catching Our Flag," the former Senate impeachment manager says that not a single House Democrat walked into the evidence room to look at even one document during the weeks of hearings by the Judiciary Committee on which he served. Democratic legislators avert their gaze from the sins of their leaders and follow in lock step behind them. For all the curiosity they show, they might as well serve in the Parliament of the Peoples Republic of Korea.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: trackman999, 9/20/2013 3:19:16 PM     (No. 9529420)

# 14 And everyone else. here are the names.
maloney -ny, norton, d.c, tierney-ma, clay-missouri, lynch-ma, cooper-tn, connolley-va, carthwight-pa, pocan-wisconson, duckworth- illinois, davis-illinois,kelly-illinois, welch-vt, cardenas-ca,horsfeld-nv, grisham-nm.
I urge you all to call and ask why did they walk out.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/20/2013 3:50:52 PM     (No. 9529496)

These parents´ sons died for our country. Yet the craven democrat congresspersons could not stay and allow them the courtesy of being heard?

What a disgrace, and an even bigger disgrace that it was not featured in every MSM news outlet.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: shepsmum, 9/20/2013 4:31:12 PM     (No. 9529559)

The left are all posting that there is nothing scandalous about Benghazi...and besides, far more embassy personnel died during the Bush Administration.

Is that true? I know that the Ambassador was the first to be killed in a long time...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 9/20/2013 5:13:14 PM     (No. 9529613)

Can we visualize how these lock step progressives would react if the American people were to suddenly vent with an act of sedition against them like the ones they are involved with against freedom and respect now.
This nation has the ability if they had the will to show these would be tyrants the wrath of real Americans that would end their treason.
Maybe Benghazi will become the final trigger to act.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/20/2013 6:54:11 PM     (No. 9529759)

The democrats at the hearing, WALK OUT ON A BENGHAZI VITICTIM’S MOTHER? The democrat communists get away with this brutal behavior soley, soley, because the Diane Sawyers TV news actors permit it and therefore encourage this bestial behavior. We know legislators are violent, reckless stupid people, but they get away with it because they know Diane Sawyers will say and report nothing.
Obama’s administration brings American honest patriotism to an all time low, and all time high for unbelievable deceit. It is not difficult to imagine that all potential witnesses to the Benghazi slaughter are being threatened, by their own government, with immediate violent death for them and their entire families, if they utter a single word of witness. How terrifying is that ?



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Reply 42 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/20/2013 7:12:41 PM     (No. 9529775)

Is it that the democrats are so fearful of the evil witch evita, that they walked out on her avoiding Mrs Smith’s words for fear of feeling compassion for her?? If you think the witnesses are in danger of their lives for coming forward to bear witness, it’s so bad that those that interview the witnesses are also in fear of their lives for not totally protecting the topmost elite evil witch in the evil hierarchy that has become our current administration. Look at all the lesser evil people who have LEFT the administration … … a lengthening list of self protective survivors. Remember the Clinton Body Count Death List

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Turning the tables remains the first refuge of liars called on their mendacity. “I was hurt,” Elizabeth Warren relays in her new autobiography, “and I was angry.” The second-year senator speaks of her 2012 political opponent using her claims of Native American ancestry against her during the campaign. Elizabeth Warren could pass for Bull Connor’s sister. She couldn’t pass for Sitting Bull’s second cousin five times removed. So when the 2012 debate descended into genealogists arguing over whether Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was or wasn’t partly Cherokee, the law-professor-turned-candidate winning the question meant that she had already lost it. How would American Indian

The Coming Real Estate Hyperpocalypse:
All YOUR Fault!
National Review Online, by Tim Cavanaugh    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 4:52:21 AM     Post Reply
Some good folks are pig-biting mad about my recent article noting that the rate of foreclosures has dropped dramatically as a result of the reinflation of the real estate market.(Snip for tweet)Some of the vituperation is coming from the usual gang of housing justice fairness activists incensed that anybody (let alone a majority of homeowners and experts) would oppose the practice of giving public assistance to people who borrowed money with no intention of paying it back. But a lot of the abuse stems from a sentiment I agree with — that declaring victory on mortgage defaults means you have



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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

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
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

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
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

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
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

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
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
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
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?


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