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Obama´s Goat
American Spectator, by Bruce Chapman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/10/2013 6:12:51 AM

The National Park System has a budget of $2.6 billion, much of it raised by concession and attendance fees. Even if it were entirely taxpayer-funded it would represent only .00068 of every federal dollar in our $3.8 trillion budget. Nonetheless, hardball-playing White House strategists have made it the most conspicuous instrument of pain inflicted by the federal shutdown. The Republican House has tried to fund the park system during the struggle over Obamacare funding, but without success. Even park funding offers by states have been rejected by the feds. Almost every day brings fresh examples of unnecessary annoyances and hardships visited

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lilo, 10/10/2013 6:38:50 AM     (No. 9558844)

The press is certainly doing its job of covering (for) the president and acting cheerleading squad. The current (p)resident of the Spite House is "punishing his enemies", aka the American people by his Pettiness. One word. Karma, and we all know karma is the b word.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 10/10/2013 6:42:09 AM     (No. 9558846)

The little punk in the White House may think he´s a wise guy but there will be repercussions from his ridiculous behavior. He will be scorned and disrespected for the rest of his miserable life. People are not making the connection between forced closures and the republicans, it will be the democrats who feel the wrath in 2014.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Observer177, 10/10/2013 6:46:39 AM     (No. 9558850)

Well, the President has certainly ruined the Park Service "brand" and their carefully cultivated, friendly, helpful "Smokey the Bear" image by turning Park Service Police/Rangers into "the grinch that stole Christmas," and a two bit Gestapo, there to inflict needless pain on the citizens whose parks and monuments they supposedly "guard" and take care of.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 10/10/2013 6:57:00 AM     (No. 9558862)

Our Fearless Leader is doing everything he can to ruin the "American" brand for everyone on this planet. His muslim teachings in Indonesia claimed that America was the devil dog and should be destroyed. For his entire life, he hung out with people that had the same delusional fantasy about America. He, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the anti-American democrat are doing their best to hurt us. We need to understand their end game and defeat them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lala, 10/10/2013 7:00:47 AM     (No. 9558866)

Brownshirts, indeed. Never thought I´d see the day. Completely disheartening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/10/2013 7:20:41 AM     (No. 9558891)

Anything that people find calming, relaxing is what gets shut down.

In my little town, municipal government had a budget cut/temper tantrum about 5 years ago. The first thing they cut was the recycling center. The woman who ran it worked 6 hours on Saturday. Now she works 35 hours in the municipal building, greeting people as they walk in the door. Fast forward to now, the town has at least 100 recycling containers in all the public areas. They have to pay somebody to empty each and every one of them.

Government is like the color red - it´s the same anywhere you go.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 10/10/2013 7:25:45 AM     (No. 9558895)

Congress...you reading this? NOT ONE FRIGGIN PENNY for these dolts! Defund them in total and lets see what shakes out......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/10/2013 7:44:59 AM     (No. 9558911)

Obama can find a couple hundred million lying around to bail Detroits crooked unions out but not a dime for parks or burying poor dead soldiers.

But Ted Cruz is the most hated man in America. go figure.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 10/10/2013 7:49:24 AM     (No. 9558915)

Is his plan working ? Are you angry? The antidote for this poison is to stop letting him manipulate your emotions. Let him close his parks.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/10/2013 7:49:49 AM     (No. 9558917)

House Republicans hold your ground!!! Don´t give these Nazis one inch! This is not the America we grew up in and we don´t want the Marxist changes we (you, too), our children, and grandchildren are facing.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Judith, 10/10/2013 7:59:30 AM     (No. 9558926)

Several years ago, while visiting my local library, I picked up a leaflet. In it I was told that unless I voted for a LARGE tax increase, if my husband had a heart attack, we were on our own. If our house caught fire, on our own. No more library, schools closed, etc. Right then I realized I was being threatened. This is more of the same. There is a word the muslims like to use, submission, and that appears to be the order of the day from our.....rulers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/10/2013 8:35:26 AM     (No. 9558983)

While it is wrong for Obama to try to manipulate things by closing parks, etc., anybody who complains about it will be playing into his hands, saying "uncle." Ignore him and his childish tantrum. Show him how insignificant his strategems are.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/10/2013 8:51:47 AM     (No. 9559011)

Using the NPS for such blatant heavy handed political theater was a huge mistake. People are starting to realize that if such a previously benign seeming agency can go rogue all government agencies can go rogue.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/10/2013 8:54:51 AM     (No. 9559015)

You have to see, although petty, why the parks were closed. It´s where American families take their vacations and plan and spend their disposable incomes. Some being open air and require no people except a security guard to watch for vandals. It is the quickest, simplist way to inflict the most pain immediately on America.
I say hold out and don´t take that vacation yet. Let this hate that Obama spews out come around on him. Hold out this is going to change.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 10/10/2013 9:10:35 AM     (No. 9559040)

So if you´re down on the Mall for the protest this weekend, should you see one of the Jellystone Park Rangers, stop in front of them, give them a straight arm salute, and shout "Seig heil!" Because if they´re going to act like the Gestapo, they should be treated like the Gestapo.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Arby, 10/10/2013 9:11:44 AM     (No. 9559041)

I suggest we cut off Moochelle´s vacations. That´ll bring Barry to the table.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/10/2013 9:15:02 AM     (No. 9559046)

The motivation is has become blatant; it’s not money, since it takes staff to keep people out of Parks facilities. It’s politics.

this we all know - if your vacation has been ruined by the shutdown, call your Republican congress critter. And that´s clearly according to plan...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Irishwolfielady, 10/10/2013 9:22:50 AM     (No. 9559064)

Civil Disobedience. I say we should "Occupy America".

This is our country of We, the People. The ruling elite in DC need to be reminded of this fact.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 10/10/2013 9:27:45 AM     (No. 9559072)

#15, I agree. The Park Rangers are "just following orders" and they look like brownshirts. Where are the park rangers that say "oh, you can´t look," wink, wink, and then turn their backs to let folks peek at Rushmore, the ocean or the sequoias? What ever happened to "lives, fortunes and sacred honor?" The WWII vets showed us, swarm the barrycades and go on in.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Davids918, 10/10/2013 9:34:17 AM     (No. 9559082)

This is the same extortion used by the education establishment when they need more money, and they threaten to cut the school nurse, the library, the arts....

I just want to see the Democrats vote on an actual budget not some continuing resolution from 5 years ago.

GOP has prime opportunity to ensure they vote all 18 appropriation bills and send them all to the Senate.
Then, keep reciting.. the funding is there, if only the Democrats would vote in the Senate to open up.....

We won´t keep enabling the Democrats from making the budget decisions by offering continuing resolution after continuing resolution. We´ve played that game, and it´s not a solution to the spending problems.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: yuban, 10/10/2013 9:35:36 AM     (No. 9559083)

Most folk just do not care. Unless you are going to one of the Parks, it doesn´t effect you directly. Unless it hits home, you will only complain and not DO anything. That is the GOP way. Voting, writing Congressmen, posting on blogs, etc have their place but if it doesn´t work, and it isn´t, then Civil disobedience is needed.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/10/2013 10:01:28 AM     (No. 9559124)

I think that one of the reasons that zippy singled out the parks goes back to the 1995 shutdown when one of the most publicized sob stories was about not being able to go on a sleigh ride at Rocky Mountain National Park.

BTW, I´m going to be civilly disobedient this Sunday at the million vet march. I hope that some of you will be there too.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: save America, 10/10/2013 10:16:53 AM     (No. 9559145)

Once again.Marxists punish the people.It is on display daily.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/10/2013 10:27:38 AM     (No. 9559167)

So my next question: Is he going to have his own personal army? Will they wear brown shirts or Arab headress?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/10/2013 10:42:08 AM     (No. 9559192)

Is the Park Service now a division of the TSA?



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Reply 26 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/10/2013 10:44:55 AM     (No. 9559196)

Smokey Bear is the mascot for the US Forest Service - which falls under the Agriculture Department. USFS and NPS have very little in common except trees and mountains and streams. NPS is part of the Interior Department. The Forest Service was the creation of Gifford Pinchot - a close friend of Teddy Roosevelt who believed that for such lands to survive that people should be able to use them in a reasonable fashion, hence: logging on Forest Service lands, hunting, etc. John Muir - the spiritual founder of NPS believed the lands should remain untouched forever, sacrosanct. Hence, no hunting, no guns, etc on NPS lands.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/10/2013 10:47:38 AM     (No. 9559199)

Here is the link to read about Sunday´s Million Vet March mentioned by #22:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/08/Million-Vet-March-on-Sun-Will-Demand-Obama-Admin-Open-Memorials

I hope many people are aware that it is happening.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono, 10/10/2013 10:47:41 AM     (No. 9559200)

Interesting thought, #9. But the strategy isn´t simply to make the people angry -- it´s to make all of us angry at the GOP, and the so-called mainstream media are spinning the coverage to support that strategy.

So the solution isn´t to remain quiescent; it´s to be angry at the Spite House in a vocal way, to counter the Painstream Media´s propaganda.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/10/2013 11:06:33 AM     (No. 9559225)

They best way to deal with ØDumbø is to paint a red line in front of the Barrycades. He´ll run from that like a vampire from Holy Water.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 10/10/2013 11:14:49 AM     (No. 9559244)

If a tree fell on a lo-fo´s house in the forest and the leftist media did not report it, would the lo-fo know what happened?

The answer is yes. Even a lo-fo would understand what had happened. May Barry continue to antagonize a growing segment of the electorate, just in time for the 2014 elections!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/10/2013 11:33:04 AM     (No. 9559283)

Psssst: Patriotic Americans are still getting through, still making it into the park. Just don´t try to enter at main trail entrances. Obama is so dumb, he actually thinks blocking a trail with a barrycade will stop people, as if there are no wide open woods. It´s that umbrella mentality he exhibited long ago working again.

The Park is definitely on a pain tirade/mission: we watched a USPS patrol car going after a motorist the other day with blues on. The pursued motorist gave them the slip, left the patrol car hurtling in the wrong direction with no quarry. It was like Smokey and the Bandit. Wonder how long it took the officer to figure it out? lol. Which way did he go, which way did he go?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/10/2013 11:34:55 AM     (No. 9559286)

woops: correction-sb NPS.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/10/2013 11:51:12 AM     (No. 9559310)

It´s pretty hard for me to figure out how many park rangers you´d need to keep determined people out of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, etc. They´re really, really big - wish I was a little younger and had the vacation time. Now would be a great time to see some of our natural wonders without all the crowds. Although I think it would be best done as a group so if you did run across a rogue park ranger in the wild, you´d stand a better of chance of an okay encounter.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Franz, 10/10/2013 12:59:16 PM     (No. 9559387)

Since it is costing more to keep people out of the parks than let them, you know this is only to cause maximum pain for the American people.

The Democrats are the real party of evil!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 10/10/2013 1:17:20 PM     (No. 9559404)

Got a call from the Republican Natl Committee at 8:30am today almost begging for me to donate. This is the second one this week and both with soft spoken men who aren´t arguing with what you say but more or less begging for a donation. Once again I told them that when the Republicans start to represent conservatism and the people who have supported them they will not see a red cent from me.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 10/10/2013 5:38:24 PM     (No. 9559771)

The NPS is the 100,000 strong army he promised in his campaign. Every one says he lies. He didn´t when he campaigned. He is destroying our country.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: M2, 10/10/2013 6:11:30 PM     (No. 9559791)

If nothing else brings to the American consciousness the power that our government wields over us RIGHT NOW, let alone if we give them more, then we deserve to be relegated to the ashbin of history.

Right now, this minute, the federal government and especially the Executive Branch, has enormous power to simply override the Constitution because no one, to date, has stood in their way.

I fear it may be too late to wind the clock back.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: garyhope, 10/10/2013 10:01:37 PM     (No. 9560034)

I just watched a TV show about a Russian couple in Florida who pulled off a large real estate fraud. Con artists, liars and just plain thieves and criminals. Their con game and pyramid scheme eventually collapsed and lots of people were cheated out of their hard earned savings and property etc.

All of a sudden I´m reminded of Obama and what a total fake, fraud, phony and con man he is. Everything about him is just a con game. He´s totally incompetent and a total liar. There´s nothing real about him. His whole life is a con game and a fake. All facade, tinsel and glitter, but zero substance or experience.

Where are his college records? What are his SAT scores? What was his GPA? Why is all of his past life buried? Anybody ever see him at Columbia?

Ever read any of his papers or articles published at the Harvard Law Review?

Why did he and Michelle both surrender their law licenses?

Ever talk to any of his girlfriends? Friends period?

Clint Eastwood was right, Obama is the biggest hoax in history.

The President of the United States Of America is a con artist, a liar and a criminal.

We´ll be lucky to survive him.

He´s a smooth talker with teleprompters, but incoherent without them.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/11/2013 12:05:01 AM     (No. 9560129)

I misread the title and thought he and Mooochelle finally got Gout from eating high on the hog.

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In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
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Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
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Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution. The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit. “It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
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USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 4:06:40 PM     Post Reply
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide
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Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
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A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
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President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.


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