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Krauthammer on new Obamacare
rules:‘This now approaches
banana republic lawlessness’

Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon

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Posted By:drive, 12/13/2013 8:22:46 AM

Columnist Charles Krauthammer attacked new Obamacare rules unveiled by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a late Thursday conference call, saying the Obama administration is “approach[ing] banana republic lawlessness” by issuing the decrees. Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on a panel with Juan Williams and Judge Andrew Napolitano, as the three reacted to Sebelius’ new directives for insurance companies. “This is exactly a reaction to a deep understanding among Democrats that [Obamacare] is a train wreck,” he said. “And it’s a panic reaction. As the judge said, this is utterly lawless. This now approaches banana republic lawlessness.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/13/2013 8:34:10 AM     (No. 9652103)

Juan W. must be getting hourly updates from the White Hut to keep him appraised of what his opinions are today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jfodoch, 12/13/2013 8:46:42 AM     (No. 9652120)

Yes, it is lawless -- so why aren´t we prosecuting? All this wailing is getting mighty tiresome!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/13/2013 8:49:15 AM     (No. 9652123)

What did you expect would happen when the idiots elected a halfrican community agitator?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rational, 12/13/2013 8:56:29 AM     (No. 9652137)

Is it time to have lunch with el presedente at the WH again,
Charles?? He needs to get you back in line. s/o

What did you honestly expect mr. einstein?!?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/13/2013 8:57:47 AM     (No. 9652141)

We are long past banana republic lawlessness. Think IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, EPA, NSA.

And this is the tip of the iceberg!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ben Around, 12/13/2013 9:11:54 AM     (No. 9652159)

#1 Juan must be getting rewarded handsomely for his advocacy of the régime´s interests.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gerty, 12/13/2013 9:26:36 AM     (No. 9652179)

#2 says it all for me. Stop commenting on the ´lawlessness´ of it all!!

When is someone going to DO something to stop this rogue regime in our White House?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/13/2013 9:28:58 AM     (No. 9652183)

It´s not often that I would like to just slap someone silly, but I watched this last night on the Round Table, and I wanted to slap Juan´s teeth so far down his throat that he would need a proctologist to find them.

As to "lawless," when did that ever matter?

I could make a very short list of the legal things the Mulatto Communist has done in five years; the illegal list, however, would stretch from here to Amarillo.

Nobody does anything about it, and no one is likely to in the next three years.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/13/2013 9:30:43 AM     (No. 9652185)

Sadly, there´s always that 10% who never get the word until it is too late:

Exhibit "A":
"I credit the President for presenting a view of the left with clarity and honesty. He is out to remake American Society---unabashedly, unashamedly and, I would say courageously."
Dr. Charles Krauthammer
Washington Policy Center
October 6, 2010

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/13/2013 9:31:30 AM     (No. 9652188)

The nightly round table has become riveting television. Too bad that it´s not fiction.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/13/2013 9:39:02 AM     (No. 9652200)

Exactly, Charles. And if someone could randomly select a name - any old name - out of the phone book in any city in America, my belief is that person would likely be a better and more loyal president than Obama.

He´s an embarrassment to America and the free world and has done great harm to this country and her allies. Except for relatively few, he doesn´t much like Americans and certainly doesn´t care if we like it or not.

Obama is ´set for life´ in every way and the rest of us can go to hell. He will always have a huge anti-American chip on his shoulder and is doing his best to dismantle our heritage, traditions and legacy. We who are paying attention fervently hope America will be able to recover from this nightmare.

And, finally, how did "preserve, protect and defend" - in January 2009 - become "abandon, endanger and betray?"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 12/13/2013 9:46:17 AM     (No. 9652206)

#2: Who´s going to prosecute it? The justice department, Ha.

After the take over is complete Juan´s new title will be El Generalissimo of the Obama Yute Corp-se.

Love, Honor, Truth

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Reply 13 - Posted by: maryc, 12/13/2013 9:47:04 AM     (No. 9652209)

and Eric Holder would be in charge of prosecution. LOL more fiction.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 12/13/2013 10:05:37 AM     (No. 9652239)

By January, 2017...banana republic lawlessness will rule the land. By executive privilege he will declare himself permanent leader of the USA. If you think it´s bad now, just wait. The second term of this administration will end the USA. They can do anything they want, either by laws or executive privilege.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: redink, 12/13/2013 10:16:45 AM     (No. 9652255)

We are conquered.
Dr. K...that lawlessness approached us in 2008 with the words "fundamentally transform", and "spread the wealth". If you didn´t realize it then, I have no more use for that light bulb over your head.

Any elected official out there who can do something? Bueller?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: john56, 12/13/2013 10:29:38 AM     (No. 9652273)

Stupid question: Whenever a Republican administration tried even a tenth of what Dear Leader(US) and his Regime are doing, you could have been mowed down by the leftist lawyers and such on their way to the courthouse to file for injunctions to prohibit the perceived injustice?

Where are the conservative groups and why aren´t they in front of the (admittedly few) judges who might throw a couple of roadblocks ahead of this "lawlessness."

As my dear departed Irish momma used to say, Talk is Cheap. It takes money to buy whiskey.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rmagnus, 12/13/2013 10:32:03 AM     (No. 9652280)

We are no longer a Republic of any type. The majority doesn´t rule and the minority has no rights.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/13/2013 10:43:14 AM     (No. 9652294)

My hope is that after the Mulatto Communist is out of office, an honest Attorney General will begin an investigation. The entire administration should be prosecuted under RICO as the entire administration is a criminal enterprise. A racket. My belief is, there´s not one agency that the Mulatto hasn´t corrupted --most of them really didn´t need any encouragement, only cover.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: marthaville, 12/13/2013 10:46:56 AM     (No. 9652299)

We are at the point with this administration that the supposed good guys have turned out to be the bad guys. The police have become the criminals. Because the president controls the executive branch departments and agencies, he is no longer under the law. He determines what the law is.

Kathleen Sebelius can instruct HHS employees to break the law. The current Justice Department will never, ever prosecute an executive branch employee without presidential approval.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/13/2013 11:05:21 AM     (No. 9652324)

The rule of law should be based on justice, ethics, and values. Instead it is currently based on the whims of an incompetent corrupt tyrant.

If obama ever appeared in military uniform, he would look a total complete fool and everyone would either be angry or laughing at him. The laughter would stop though once people realized he has millions of people with guns supporting him. It would truly mark the end of our constitutional republic.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: qr4j, 12/13/2013 11:10:18 AM     (No. 9652332)

Juan Williams is such an Obama suck-up, he comes off as idiotic. This is nuts!

In the first place, the government should never have taken on this issue the way it has -- remaking one-sixth of the American economy that affects every American.

In the second place, the government should have had a real plan with measured, tested results BEFORE it rolled it out to everyone.

In the third place, we never should have gotten to the second place!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/13/2013 11:10:50 AM     (No. 9652334)

Juan Williams is so stupid, you have to pity him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/13/2013 11:12:08 AM     (No. 9652336)

#6 - It´s all about skin color: Juan is black, Omusbro is black.
Blacks (99% of them) supporting Omusbro is absolute racism.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/13/2013 11:13:28 AM     (No. 9652339)

Juan Williams the crash test dummy and Charles Krauthammer the disgruntled Obama voter who comes late to the party.
Krauthammer voted for Obama once and possibly twice and he wants to complain now.
At least Juan the crash test dummy is consistent.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/13/2013 11:31:34 AM     (No. 9652365)

The Banana Republic began with the fist czar appointment. We have over 100 un-vetted people with access to sensitive information and in a decision making capacity over government expenditures. The repercussions will be felt long after Stinky is gone.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Palmetto Bug, 12/13/2013 11:48:35 AM     (No. 9652384)

He probably thinks he deserves one of those new virtual combat medals the USAF proposed awarding....

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 12/13/2013 11:51:51 AM     (No. 9652391)

Another big turning point was when they threatened a Supreme Court justice to call this abomination a tax and not a fee. It was unconstitutional, illegal and abuse of executive power. The rest of the supremes went along like baby rabbits.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/13/2013 12:35:04 PM     (No. 9652445)

What I want to know is where is the leader(s) that are going to come forward and lead the next revolution? We already have as much against this "president" (small p intentional) as Thomas Jefferson had against King George as written in the Declaration of Independence. What we the people want is independence from King Obozo and his minions. To add, like other posters, where are the conservative groups now? Why aren´t we hearing about law suits being filed? Why hasn´t some House members attempted to file impeachment action against Obozo? Doesn´t his actions rise to the point of "other crimes and misdemeanors? These are questions that need to be answered.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: steveW, 12/13/2013 1:18:25 PM     (No. 9652495)

One suspects it will soon be considered racist to not approve of banana republics.

The US Constitution is now The Banana Constitution - like it or leave it, audaciously hopeful or not.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 12/13/2013 1:20:25 PM     (No. 9652497)

If we don´t get some redress under what is left under our constitution we will inevitably get to the ´banana republic´ solution.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/13/2013 1:42:45 PM     (No. 9652519)

Not quite, #27. Scalia and Thomas were outraged and infuriated by Roberts´ cave-in. It caused a huge rift in the court and I´d be surprised if Scalia and Thomas are even speaking to him yet.

I take comfort in the knowledge that zippy and Mooch are miserable people and all of the power, perks and cash in the world is not going to change that. Happiness comes from within and they are rotten to the core.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 12/13/2013 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9652590)

"‘This now approaches banana republic lawlessness’ "

Now, you should not say this about the Banana Republics, some of which exhibit much higher class than our own B. R.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/13/2013 5:21:44 PM     (No. 9652787)

Remember, when an article calls the President lawless, it is often not he that is breaking the law, but his subordinates. When Obama orders/commands/ mandates a change in the ACA law, HE is not personally making the illegal change, it is his subordinate. The media states that Obama changed a law, when in fact, he himself made no change. He leaves the illegalities to his minions, who refuse to stand up and say, " I refuse to break the law on your behalf - find someone else to do your dirty work " - and then give a public statement and resign immediately. A couple of patriots taking this stance would straighten up the would-be-dictator very quickly. No one
in Government has any obligation to break a law.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/13/2013 5:35:30 PM     (No. 9652808)

I forgot to mention that, in my opinion, Mr Williams is one of the most ignorant media types I have ever seen. At least Mr Beckel is humorous at times , whereas Mr Williams actually believes his irrational, stupid , dumb comments. May be a nice fellow in person, but on the air he is just a fool. ( my opinion ).

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Reply 35 - Posted by: AnnaS, 12/13/2013 5:38:09 PM     (No. 9652815)

I, like others here, want to know why no one has done a thing? Fear of being a raaaacist? What?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jgalt, 12/13/2013 6:03:09 PM     (No. 9652872)

We officially became a banana republic when we put a usurper a fraud with a phoney social security number in the White House. If he got away with that he figured (correctly) that he could get away with whatever he wants.

We have only cowards and crooks left in Washington. Its worse than banana republic. We are being ruled by mobsters.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/13/2013 9:40:09 PM     (No. 9653040)

Now the IRS will audit this journalist.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/14/2013 12:02:17 AM     (No. 9653111)

With Reid blocking legal options in the Senate and Boehner playing dead in the House, there is only one solution, which in fact is allowed for in the Constitution, that I am aware of. The argument begins something like this:

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature´s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/14/2013 12:13:19 AM     (No. 9653115)

After almost 100 years of feather-bedding and cronyism, you aren´t going to solve this with an election, anymore. The entrenched bureaucracy is designed to corrupt anyone who wins past the media-backed Elites, and our institutions of higher learning are designed to turn out people who are corruptible or ´encourageable´ - sheep and wolves together.

Since they love their debt so much they can keep MY share and talk to the Chinese about how and when it should be paid. I´m sure they´ll be amused by what Liberal Economists will tell them.

Let´s found a new nation (or rather restore old values) and let the stinking corpse realize it is dead.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: uno, 12/14/2013 8:37:36 AM     (No. 9653345)

With 65 million dumbed-down, barely aware, self-absorbed, media-influenced, celebrity-obsessed, Food-Stamp wielding, Escalade driving, Kool-Aid drinking, government-dependent, entitlement rich, busted-ass, Federal free-loaders and degreed, gullible, White guilt-ridden, Birkenstock-wearing, bottled-water-drinking, Politically Correct, Xanax-disabled, spineless, liberal lemmings, two times stupid Obama-voting Lo Fo Honey Boo Boo union slugs we have become the most pathetic nation on earth led by a Golfing, Vacationing, Partying, Out-Of-Touch, Narcissistic, Childish, Vindictive, Arrogant, Red Line, Salmon Line, Pink-Line, Fuchsia-Line, Maroon-Line, Puce-Line Drawing, Lying, Denying, Finger-Pointing, No-Records, Mexican Gun-Running, Cash-for-Clunkers, Treasury-Looting, Economy-Wrecking, Benghazi Bullsitting, Peace-Prize Stealing, You Didn´t Build That, Bullgarian-speaking, Marxist, Monument-Barrycading, Community-Organizing, Celebrity Gad-Fly and Phoney-Baloney Plastic Banana Republic Socialist Doorknob! We are sooo screwed!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: papasparky, 12/14/2013 10:46:20 AM     (No. 9653573)

Charles, scrap the "approaches" concept, the cruise liner U. S. S. Lethargy has dropped anchor in the of harbor of Bananaland, Cost-a-RICO.

The deck band is playing "Happy Days Are Here Again",and everything is copa-cabana-cetic except for one troubling fact, the bananas have all turned black! (racial pun intended and approved) What say you Juan Williams?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: pontique, 12/14/2013 11:22:55 AM     (No. 9653629)

It´s so much shadenfreud to read these comments. All you dummies need to do is beat the drum for his resignation because he is a Constitutional illegal in the oval office. That is something we the people can do. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. As it is written in the Declaration of Independense so shall it be. Get behind those that are forging ahead to do this and there are many out here.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Oregonboomergirl, 12/14/2013 12:56:26 PM     (No. 9653763)

Before Obama, Juan Williams used to be somewhat rational in his commentaries. Now he´s nothing but a hack to the nth degree. I watch him while the others are talking and he always makes faces or raises his brows or whatever. Then I skip past him talking, because, why bother? He will defend anything Obama says or does, plus all the Dems.

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The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 4:35:59 AM     Post Reply
Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/21/2014 5:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test

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ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 11:13:10 AM     Post Reply
At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

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