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The ´Black Legend´ of Sarah Palin
and 2008 Disproved by New Study

Yahoo News, by Mark Whittington

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 11/30/2013 8:13:23 AM

The Washington Examiner recently reported on an academic study on the 2008 presidential election entitled "The Palin Effect" that examined the effect of then Gov. Palin on the John McCain campaign. Its conclusions run counter to conventional wisdom. The cliché, advanced by the media and the now infamous HBO TV show "Game Change," was that Palin helped to cost McCain the election because of her "controversial" personality. In fact, typical of most vice presidential running mates, Palin had a marginal but largely positive effect on McCain´s standing with the voters. She certainly did not drive away independents and moderates, who along


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 11/30/2013 8:27:25 AM     (No. 9634432)

I don´t think she had an effect positive or negative. McCain´s weaknesses lost the campaign. He´s terrible in one on one debates. He´s not meant for the big stage, whereas empty suit Obama is. Obama knew how to perform his lines for the crowd, McCain stumbled. He was the perfect foil.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 11/30/2013 8:32:07 AM     (No. 9634443)

The Lame Stream Media can say all they want about Palin, but I voted for her...NOT McLame.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/30/2013 8:33:19 AM     (No. 9634446)

Sarah Palin was the only spark of life in the entire McCain campaign. When I look back on 2008, I am literally astonished and truly embarrassed that such an old and sad character was actually the GOP standard bearer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/30/2013 8:33:53 AM     (No. 9634447)

I read the Examiner piece here yesterday.

John McCain wasn´t my choice in 2008. There were others who would have run a better campaign. I was intrigued and excited by his unexpected and unusual choice for his VP. It was my hope that Mrs. Palin would give the ticket a boost.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 11/30/2013 8:37:04 AM     (No. 9634455)

OP, thanks for posting this article. I still seethe over the vile treatment Sarah Palin and her entire family still receive at the hands of some on the Right. It´s no consolation that she has "proven to be the most powerful female politician on the planet."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/30/2013 8:43:03 AM     (No. 9634467)

It was said after Gov. Palin´s VP acceptance speech that the democrats knew they had to destroy her or they were looking at the first woman president and they could not let that happen. They systematically went after her with the enthusiasm that would exceed those even during the confirmation hearings of Judge Robert Bork. The most devastating blow came when establishment Republicans piled on. Had the Republicans supported her and brought her along the democrats would have had a harder time of destroying her. They could not support her because she was a threat to them as much as she was a threat to the democrats. Therefore, she had to go. The only thing that has saved Gov. Palin is her courage and determination to fight for what she believes is right. Her philosophy of fighting corruption in her own party and adherence to conservative policies could be a winning strategy. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that she could be the one to carry this banner because of the damage done to her by her own party. I would love to see her rise like a Phoenix out of the political ashes but I just can´t see it. Our country is suffering and will continue to suffer if we can´t wrest political power out of the hands the establishment Republicans who killed the conservative goose that laid the golden egg.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southron, 11/30/2013 8:45:51 AM     (No. 9634474)

Media tries so hard to destroy Sarah Palin - they´ve used every journalist trick available.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/30/2013 8:51:09 AM     (No. 9634483)

Governor Palin gave the McCain campaign a boost. She would have been more of a boost, if not for his "consultants" who either
didn´t have the sense to recognize her great potential or because they did recognize it and wanted to destroy it because it didn´t fit their agenda and they couldn´t control it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/30/2013 8:51:34 AM     (No. 9634484)

Sarah´s problem is that she really means it.

We can´t have that.

Like Ted Cruz, she doesn´t play the game.

They really hate her.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimS, 11/30/2013 9:00:50 AM     (No. 9634500)

I, too, voted for McLame. I was impressed that he appeared to show good sense in selecting Sarah as a running mate, rather than just another Beltway insider. I was energized by the GOP convention.
But, alas, it was all a mirage. McLame treated Sarah like a secretary, and reverted to form--maverick, indecisive, politically deaf.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/30/2013 9:20:02 AM     (No. 9634520)

I´ve said many times that I voted for Sarah and not her inept running mate. I would vote for her again if she were on the top of the ticket.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/30/2013 9:32:46 AM     (No. 9634547)

McCain was running against a dream, and he lost. As bad as he was, and McCain truly is an imbecile, Obama had no track record to run against at that point.

Romney ran against a nightmare, and he lost. He lost to the worst president in U.S. history with the worst economic record of any re-elected incumbent. To lose to that is inexcusable. The incompetence of the Romney campaign was apparent to everyone except Mitt and his supporters. Hopefully they have learned from their mistakes. Most probably haven´t.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Daisymae, 11/30/2013 9:36:54 AM     (No. 9634557)

John McCain´s milquetoast demeanor was his undoing.

If everything were equal Sarah Palin would have eaten Obama´s lunch.

But the MSM stepped in to vilify her in every way they could fabricate.

I used to buy 3 newspapers a day and a couple of news magazines a week--I am so thoroughly disgusted with our major news outlets, I would not even use them to line the bird cage.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/30/2013 9:46:10 AM     (No. 9634571)

They did the same thing to Dan Quayle. He was trashed incessantly by the media, then they would take public opinion polls to assess the damage and report those results as news.

Sarah Palin gets the exact same treatment. Were´ it not for her McCain would have received considerably less votes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/30/2013 9:47:00 AM     (No. 9634574)

Some political figures are a better fit as pundits than they ever were as candidates or elected officials. Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin are two of these. It seems to me that neither enjoyed actually serving and thus were only occasionally effective, each leaving their offices before terms were up.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/30/2013 9:52:46 AM     (No. 9634584)

John McCain ran like a man with no idea of winning. I am still baffled by his candidacy, more so by those who secured his nomination. To do what?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 11/30/2013 10:01:53 AM     (No. 9634603)

I am 100% behind anything Mrs Palin wants to do. But I believe she and McCain lost do to fraud as much as anything, and also Romney.
Republicans do not cheat to win. Democrats do...and will until we find a way to stop it.
Fraud combined with savagery by the media is an unbeatable combo.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/30/2013 10:12:51 AM     (No. 9634617)

Will the revisionists ever give up?

Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin did not leave office because they preferred commentary over political office. They left because the Dems and MSM conspired to run them out of office with trumped up allegations and huge legal bills. They are feared by the left.

Give it a rest for Pete´s sake.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jasmine, 11/30/2013 10:14:50 AM     (No. 9634621)

I didn´t vote for McCain. I voted for Sarah Palin. He would have gone down in flames if not for her.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Objectivity, 11/30/2013 10:20:29 AM     (No. 9634630)

See poster #6. The ´news´ media finally revealed they are more propagandists than source of straight information. Jornolist (thankfully exposed by The Daily Caller), the creation of WPost´s´Ezra Klein clearly showed ´news´ media real-time brainstorming in public how to destroy Palin. They were in a panic after her convention speech. NYTimes sends 10 reporters to dig dirt on her in Alaska talking to every Dem Party operative under the sunm there.

Yet ´holier trhan thou´ "GOP" establishmnet did nothing to defend her and let Schmidt et al sandbag her.


Palin exposed the blatant hypocrisy of the news media & GOP establishment. There is no debate there.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/30/2013 10:20:33 AM     (No. 9634631)

Ditto # 19.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/30/2013 10:21:15 AM     (No. 9634633)

I´ve never liked John McCain. I´d still vote for him over Obama of course, but that´s faint praise.

My examination of his 2008 campaign reflects that John McCain ran a decisive, "killer instinct" campaign all during the primary season, right up until the day he became the Republican nominee. From that day forward, he acted like a loser candidate.

For whatever reason, John McCain doesn´t believe in himself. He never believed he deserved or was equal to the task of POTUS. In his heart of hearts, McCain´s ultimate goal has always been to be a media darling.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/30/2013 10:30:42 AM     (No. 9634651)

Scott Walker faced huge obstacles and personal attacks, too, but he stayed and fought back. Actually, Gingrich left because of a personal scandal and he made the right decision. There weren´t any "trumped up charges".

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/30/2013 10:37:16 AM     (No. 9634661)

Keep telling yourself that #23, if that helps you sleep at night.

And the Americans aren´t at the airport, right?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 11/30/2013 10:51:14 AM     (No. 9634680)

And the same dull contributors continue taking their cheap shots at her...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/30/2013 10:59:33 AM     (No. 9634698)

What would we ever do without an academic study of an election that happened in 2008? I love the new media - all those decades where the MSM was IT - no more. We all knew this years ago, even before election day. They are so, so, behind the curve, and I think they´re beginning to realize it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/30/2013 11:01:32 AM     (No. 9634702)

Hindsight and armchair quarterbacking I wish we could have saved Sarah Palin, like Ted Cruz, for a bigger and better fight. If she had stayed under wraps for awhile longer and let McCain and some other dud Republican choice go down in flames against the ´black experiment´.
I only got out of my recliner to vote in that election because of Sarah Palin.
The communist left media did a real number on Palin for what reason I don´t know but the RINOs helped in the assassination.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/30/2013 11:03:27 AM     (No. 9634705)

Sarah Palin is the exact same intelligent, highly accomplished, courageous EFFECTIVE and WILLING public servant who electrified the country during her acceptance speech that day. Her charisma matches her integrity, and that threatening combination galvinized the unholy alliance between the corrupt cronies that control the Left AND the Right .

#6, I absolutely loved and agreed with all of your very eloquent, kindred spirit post. May I say a word about the end of your post?:

"Unfortunately, it is doubtful that she could be the one to carry this banner because of the damage done to her by her own party. I would love to see her rise like a Phoenix out of the political ashes but I just can´t see it. Our country is suffering and will continue to suffer if we can´t wrest political power out of the hands the establishment Republicans who killed the conservative goose that laid the golden egg."

WHY resign ourselves to siding with the ones in our own party, who with malice and evil intent, JOINED with the Left to do everything in their power to destroy a person who had no political connections or family wealth or friends in high places. A person whose balanced and accomplished record and high integrity puts to shame their own lack of the same.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/30/2013 11:04:43 AM     (No. 9634707)

sorry for 2nd post.

Are we to acknowledge all this only to, in the end, resign ourselves to bowing down and acquiesce to these truly nasty devils, including their anonymous Screwtapes in online forums who allowed, aided, and luxuriated in the attempted destruction of a decent human being, and continue to do so, simply because they CAN?

NO. There is a way, there has to be. Our votes, our money, our voices. We can overcome this DC+Hollywood+Media Machine cesspool of filth that is threatening to destroy not only Sarah Palin, but all of us who believe in telling the truth and doing the right thing, even if it means battling those in power.

Sarah Palin deserves better from these vultures. What is she? She is nothing to those in power. They have nothing to gain from defending her, except doing the right thing. They failed that simple test. Our country deserves better.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/30/2013 11:40:50 AM     (No. 9634766)

It is about time that this stuff is finally coming out regarding Sarah Palin. Of course most of us here already knew most of this.

#6, Sarah Palin survived the vicious 2008 campaign due to the fact that she relied on her Christian faith and the group of prayer warriors that traveled with her on the campaign trail. Her friends and family never left her side.

You can survive anything here on earth when you have God on your side in the battle.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/30/2013 12:07:33 PM     (No. 9634805)

#1: she had a very positive effect on McCain´s campaign. It wouldn´t have been nearly as close as it was if she hadn´t been by his side. It would have been a blowout more like Clinton against Dole.

If McCain hadn´t been such a lousy candidate, Palin might actually have won it for him. Yes, even against Obama. The Won didn´t have nearly the margin for mandate he should have for the amount of positive press and false accolades he received.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: wsdiego, 11/30/2013 1:12:36 PM     (No. 9634894)

Well that doesn´t fit the liberal narrative!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/30/2013 2:12:06 PM     (No. 9634959)

McCain wants to run again in 2016 because he thinks he lost by having Palin on the ticket and she was rammed down his throat by party big wigs.In McCain´s world,Joe Lieberman would have made the ultimate VP choice because that would prove how bipartisan he is/was.

McCain was anti drilling like heck but when he saw Palin get rounds of applause on drill,baby,drill,he joined right in.His crowds were pathetic until Palin joined him on the trail.

The media used McCain´s age and cancer as a fear factor,implying that he could drop dead anytime and we would be stuck with the doofus Palin.

There´s still nobody in the republican party that can draw crowds like Palin.Her style of humor is sarcasm to expose the stupidity of the left.

If a republican gets elected in 2016,the media won´t give them a honeymoon period. the media enjoys attacking conservatives a lot more than propping up Obama.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/30/2013 2:13:24 PM     (No. 9634961)

#18 - She didn´t say that Gingrich & Palin "preferred" punditry over elected office, but that they "are better suited." There is a significant difference. Saying they are better suited even shows a certain respect for them. Perhaps some are too star-struck to even see the thoughts of those who are not similarly inclined..

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Reply 35 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/30/2013 3:34:17 PM     (No. 9635024)

#34, the malicous poster you refer to "Saying they are better suited even shows a certain respect for them" has never shown one jot of respect for Sarah Palin, only very ugly, baseless hatred. Anyone who doubts this, do a simple search on this site and read that poster, and certain others´, posts and comments going back years. Occasionally, he/she/fellow attackers will temper their comments *slightly* to give an impression of reasonableness.

Go back and read their comments via the search button. In fact, read all of our comments and then see what you think. Better yet, actually read and learn (objectively) about this person we are defending. You might find yourself with a different view yourself.

These malicious anonymous attackers will never admit that they have never researched Palin´s life, background, and record objectively and they will never admit that they are wrong about her. They are the ones who won´t tolerate Palin and other conservatives viewpoints and work with a passion I´ve never seen toward destroying a decent human being.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/30/2013 3:57:08 PM     (No. 9635038)

#18 thank you re #15 ..you can always count on him/her to snark....getting really old...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/30/2013 4:20:27 PM     (No. 9635051)

#35, any comments on the content of the posted article instead of attacks on your fellow posters? I would think this article would have put Palin fans in a good mood. It´s a nice one. As for anonymity, I believe you are also anonymous.

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I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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