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Family says they were kicked out
of Applebee’s over children’s
‘active’ behavior

KHOU TV [Houston TX], by Rucks Russell

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/20/2013 12:47:33 PM

KATY, Texas- Eli Gau admits his 3-year-old son Ryan and 1-year-old son Ethan are a handful at times. "They´re kind of active,” Gau said. “They act like children. They´re not adults." So he and his wife thought nothing of it when they brought their boys to an Applebee’s restaurant in Katy for dinner Sunday night. Gau said everything seemed fine until his oldest boy began wandering away from the table. "I went and grabbed him,” Gau said. ”As I was grabbing him and coming back, the manager was walking to me.” He said the manager told him that the children were making too


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Reply 1 - Posted by: scottc, 9/20/2013 12:49:08 PM     (No. 9529176)

Why is this news?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 9/20/2013 12:57:09 PM     (No. 9529191)

We never went to public places until children were of age to act appropriately. Baby sitters are for that. "Active" behavior means disturbing and unruly. It is not amusing or entertaining.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 9/20/2013 12:58:00 PM     (No. 9529193)

I imagine management was tickled to hear them say they would never return.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lylacat, 9/20/2013 12:59:13 PM     (No. 9529197)

Good for Applebee´s. I am appalled by the behavior of children in restaurants today; the kids are loud and obnoxious, and it is like the parents are oblivious to their bad behavior. I had lunch with a friend in an upscale restaurant a week ago, and the family behind us had three wonderful little girls who sat in their seats, talked in moderate tones, and were respectful to their parents and everyone in the nearby tables. On the other side there was a man and woman with two of the most obnoxious little brats you could imagine. They were yelling; they would not stay in their seats, and they were throwing things at each other. The mother and dad just ignored them. Even when they got their food, they did not behave, and at no time did either parent correct either of the unruly kids. The little boy put a french fry in his mouth and blew it out at his sister, and still no discipline. My lunch was ruined having to be in their vicinity. When I left, I went up to the table with the three darling little girls and complimented both parents and the children at how pleasant it was to be at a table next to them, and then I glared at the two morons who should not be parents.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rael, 9/20/2013 1:01:39 PM     (No. 9529203)

Why do parents with young children insist on taking them out to nice restaurants? I am not paying to hear your brat screaming, and misbehaving and running around.

It is the height of self centered and rude behavior to think it is okay to inflict your bad parenting skills on the rest of us!

I´m glad they asked her to leave, and she needs to learn shut up and teach her children the same. She´s never felt so disrespected before? Well now she knows how all the people who have had to put up with her spoiled brats feel.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 9/20/2013 1:05:14 PM     (No. 9529214)

Where I live a bar/restaurant that allows smoking can not have any patrons under 21. I am a non smoker but that is where I go.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 9/20/2013 1:05:55 PM     (No. 9529215)

Good! Good for Applebee´s. No one should have to put up with misbehaving brats. Brats on an airplane especially.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog, 9/20/2013 1:08:31 PM     (No. 9529219)

Yes, the older child (3!) simply "wandered away".

Appleby´s deep pockets will attract the usual suspects...Revs Al and Jesse

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/20/2013 1:09:00 PM     (No. 9529220)

While I agree that many children are VERY annoying in public places and that "active" to a parent can mean obnoxious to many others, it seems the management went overboard.

The first time they spoke to the customer they asked them to leave and called the cops? How about a request to please keep their children quieter. Failing that, ask them to leave. If a problem results, then call the police.

Right principles, heavy handed management.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/20/2013 1:09:09 PM     (No. 9529221)

Bigger news would be that Eli Gau and Lillian Maliti were married before springing two more illegitimate children on the world.

As it is, the first comment below the story at the site link is from an eyewitness, who confirms all our suspicions: the kids were running riot and the parents acted worse when the restaurant took action.

This skewed definition of ´disrespect´ seems to have taken hold in some socioeconomic circles. If they want to know what real disrespect is, they need only look at their heathen offspring.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/20/2013 1:09:52 PM     (No. 9529223)

I am the father of four children, all grown up. My three boys were rowdy, and my daughter was angelic.
And I tried to never burden others in a public place by my sons´ rowdiness.
I would like to think that I was just being considerate of others.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/20/2013 1:11:07 PM     (No. 9529225)

Well Gau Family, your definition of ´Active´ Is most peoples definition of ´Extremely Anoying´!

Get a clue, if you have over active children, get a baby sitter or stay home. You have NO RIGHT to encumber everyone else in the restaurant with your ´Active and usually noisy, intrusive, Children´!

On several occasions I´ve gone over to similar parents tables and asked that they either control their children or remove them...of course most parents have no clue their unruly children are annoying because they are used to it in daily interactions...I am NOT!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Noj15, 9/20/2013 1:15:46 PM     (No. 9529235)

Saw a Dad in an Outback disciplining his five year old son when the kid picked up a salt shaker and bounced it off the old man´s forehead. I offered Dad $20 to get a babysitter for his next night out.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/20/2013 1:17:04 PM     (No. 9529239)

You can bet that Applebee´s management quaked in their boots when they ascertained that these were black folks who were asked to leave. They know that when black folks claim that they "feel disrespected" it is only one step away from a discrimination claim that could most times result in a big out of court settlement no matter if the claim is valid or not. That´s why they attempted to give those black folks a free lunch.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dvc, 9/20/2013 1:22:28 PM     (No. 9529250)

Good for Applebee´s!

Noisy, disruptive kids are NOT why I go to a restaurant. I hope a few more restaurants will take this to heart and keep the peace in their establishments.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: southron, 9/20/2013 1:23:16 PM     (No. 9529253)

This has happened to my wife and me a couple of times. At a recent occurrence a little boy and little girl turned the restaurant into a playground - chasing and shouting at each other throughout the room - eating a few minutes at one table(not at their parents table)and after making a mess at that table, moved to another - used napkins were scattered around the floor - the waitress - the only employee on duty at the time - claimed that she was afraid to address the issue with the parents - after looking the parents over we agreed with her.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Sandbar, 9/20/2013 1:28:46 PM     (No. 9529265)

The article states that these kids are ages 3 & 1. Looking at the picture, I find that hard to believe. That said, she says that management was already approaching her when she was returning after retrieving the oldest. I suspect that management was on the way prior to her going after the brat.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Marilu, 9/20/2013 1:36:40 PM     (No. 9529274)

According to the video, (if I heard correctly) they went to dinner around 9 p.m. Kids that age should be in bed at that time!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/20/2013 1:38:34 PM     (No. 9529276)


Sick, sick, sick of undisciplined children in restaurants.

Long ago when we had little ones we scrimped to pay sitters so that we could have an occasional night out only to have our evening ruined by unruly children running wild.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 9/20/2013 1:39:35 PM     (No. 9529278)

This used to be common sense parenting in America. As a parent, you knew when it was time you could take your children to a sit-down restaurant. The kids also knew if they didn´t toe-the-line, they´d be marched outside and spanked.

Dr. Spock (not Star Trek) almost single-handedly ruined the American family. There´s nothing worse than "permissive" parents. It´s truly disgusting to watch.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 9/20/2013 1:47:14 PM     (No. 9529291)

The real story:

As it turns out, explains Alan Bernstein, the Director of Public affairs for Harris County Sheriff’s Office when contacted by Consumerist, the police didn’t confront anyone: After the Applebee’s manager called the police “to get assistance in evicting the family,” the father of the family also called the police and said they felt threatened by the manager’s actions. The Sheriff’s office said officers would wait for the party in the parking lot.

Once law enforcement arrived at the request of both the manager and the father, Bernstein said officers saw no need to warn anyone or file any charges.

Bernstein points out that the “warning for criminal trespassing” — which ostensibly is meant to mean a piece of paperwork shown in the news footage — is in fact not a warning or citation of any kind. Instead, it’s a citizen’s info card (as denoted by those very words on the top right corner) simply providing a reference number for the case, so that anyone involved in the situation could follow up. He reiterated that no charges were pressed and no arrests were made.

Much more here:


Although it isn´t mentioned, it´s my (educated) guess that the family refused to leave and the restaurant manager had to apply a little pressure. The family retaliated. LE showed up.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: joew9, 9/20/2013 1:53:24 PM     (No. 9529297)

My parents didn´t take me out to a restaurant until I had graduated college. And still they misbehaved.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: susieq1, 9/20/2013 2:00:23 PM     (No. 9529307)

Does this sound like money?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 9/20/2013 2:03:46 PM     (No. 9529313)

It´s been my experience that the parents of the misbehaving children will not accept any comments or criticisms about their little darlings´ monstrous behavior.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RonnietheK, 9/20/2013 2:13:58 PM     (No. 9529325)

A protecteed class was involved here.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 9/20/2013 2:26:52 PM     (No. 9529344)

I took my children to public places from a pretty early age (3 or 4). They needed to learn how to behave in such circumstances. And they did behave because that is what we expected from them and that is the ONLY behaviour we would tolerate from them.

They learned quickly, I considered it part of responsible parenting to teach them how to behave in public. I was always surprised when complete strangers would stop us and comment on how well behaved our kids were. Now I understand why. Too many "parents" think their kids atrocious behavior is cute or somehow delightful to over stressed strangers.

Good manners must be taught from an early age, my kids could be just as obnoxious as anyone elses but they were taught that there is a time and place for politeness and control. More importantly they were taught that any other behavior in those situations was absolutely not to be tolerated. Young parents today would be well served to remember that atrocious behavior at 4 or 5 leads to uncontrollable and insolent brats at 13-15. A little control now will save them much (including bail money) in the future.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: flybynight, 9/20/2013 2:39:08 PM     (No. 9529366)

I was one of two parents of two ornery little kids. We did not smile at the little darlings as they misbehaved, or ignore them as they disturbed other diners. Applebee´s is hardly a fine-dining establishment, though, and I see nothing wrong with taking toddlers there.How else are children going to learn how to act in public? That said, when my precocious and beautiful children´s manners were unacceptable, they got one quietly firm warning to sit up straight, talk with inside voices, etc, and then they got hauled outside for firmer measures. Quite a few meals were ruined for me, but not for our fellow diners, more than the few seconds it took to remove the offender. we didnt ignore disruptive behavior. Mea culpa, I confess, more than once I had to chase my little guy and retrieve him from seeing what was going on behind the counter.. By the time they were out of booster seats, though, their table manners were fairly respectable, such that people would come compliment the kids on their civilization.

The thing that bothers me more than the occasional cranky baby or fidgety toddler is how intolerant and self-centered everybody is these days. Give parents a break, how about it? Understand that most parents are doing the best they can. I believe I have seen many more noisy and disruptive adults at these places than kids.You critics ought to muster the maturity to ignore what you do not wish to see. MYOB. Your glares don´t improve anybody´s day, not even your own. If a diner is paying attention to and enjoying the company of the people at her own table, enjoying her own meal, the squirmy kid three tables over is less of a distraction. Take a deep breath, and look the other way, how about it?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lydwho, 9/20/2013 2:42:18 PM     (No. 9529369)

Did you get a good look at that little brat??? He looks exactly like Obamas son (if he had one)!!!!


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/20/2013 2:57:22 PM     (No. 9529382)

Took one look at the article and thought to myself......"I might have known".

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 9/20/2013 3:02:56 PM     (No. 9529395)

From what I can gather from the thread, not from the article which was (intentionally?) devoid of useful detail, I have to agree with #1: "Why is this news?"

Unmarried, inadequate parents afflict restaurant patrons with a pair of uncivilized (key term that) brats. When confronted by manager, these ´victims´ escalate the heat of the interaction. Manager notifies police of a "disturbing the peace" incident. Male parent of the heathen pair notifies police also, in preparation for yet-another phony ´discrimination´ suit.

As #1says, "Why is this [oft-told tale] news?"

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Reply 31 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 9/20/2013 3:46:51 PM     (No. 9529489)

A night out with the Obama´s.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jimincalif, 9/20/2013 3:52:46 PM     (No. 9529502)

My wife likes to go out once in a while and we raised 4 children. We took them to family style restaurants at an early age, but insisted on appropriate behavior.

If they acted up, I immediately took the child out to the car, where he or she could throw a fit without bothering other diners. I had to do this only twice - plus an occasional reminder that I would do it if they did not behave properly - they knew I was serious. We received many compliments over the years from others about how well our children behaved.

It´s not rocket science, it is just having consideration for others, combined with appropriate discipline when necessary. Unfortunately this is going out of style.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Msjena, 9/20/2013 3:57:28 PM     (No. 9529511)

I´m all for well-behaved kids, but Applebee´s is not exactly fine dining. Was the one year old in a high chair? If not, why not?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Npcoach, 9/20/2013 4:09:21 PM     (No. 9529530)

Sounds like the parents need to be spanked. Ood or Applebees.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Emerson, 9/20/2013 4:31:50 PM     (No. 9529561)


Much ado about nothing.

See material at #21. The story is quite different.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 9/20/2013 4:37:09 PM     (No. 9529565)

#27. Show me the complaints here about parents who are trying to teach their children how to behave in a restaurant. The complaints are about the self centered parents who won´t even try to restrain their children, expect the wait staff to babysit or, worse yet, think the misbehavior is cute and actually encourage it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Darling, 9/20/2013 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9529585)

Being "active" while black--free pass, righteous indignation if anyone comments. Story at nine o´clock.

Being bratty while white---git, and don´t let the door hit you on the way out. Nothing to see here.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rochow, 9/20/2013 5:40:56 PM     (No. 9529655)

Great! Why don´t the families who have such ´children´ once consider other people trying to have a bite and have some quiet. Suggestion to these families with ´active´ behavior kids, why don´t you feed the animals in the car! If they ever learn human behavior, which I doubt, then do bring them in! The rest of us are entitled not to be bothered with this loud, uncouth trash!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Java D, 9/20/2013 6:38:22 PM     (No. 9529738)

Other diners shouldn´t have to put up with spoiled brats running wild because their parents are too liberal and/or ignorant to discipline them.

This is why some restaurants in France allow dogs but no children. The dogs behave.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: anonymous, 9/20/2013 7:21:19 PM     (No. 9529783)

Most children are well-behaved in restaurants but there´s a small minority who run amok and treat them like playgrounds. They shout and scream and run around, and the parents are often seemingly oblivious to the commotion. I think there was one occasion when I threatened to propel a chicken wing across the room towards an unruly bunch.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/21/2013 1:46:06 AM     (No. 9530040)

After reading the statement at the bottom from Applebee´s, you can only assume they were threatened with a lawsuit.

Why should I have to pay to eat with wild children ? If they can´t handle them at one and three, what will they do when they are 16 and running the streets ? What will they be like in school disrupting a classroom ?

A three year old doesn´t know if they are in Applebee´s or the Ritz.

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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

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

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

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

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?

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

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
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

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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