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Proof That Every Country Song
In 2013 Sounded Exactly Like
Every Other Country Song In 2013

Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 12/24/2013 5:29:20 AM

Trucks. Dirt Roads. Girls in tight jeans. Girls in tight jeans jumping into trucks. Sunset and moonlight, of course. As far as one music critic is concerned, that’s all you needed to know about country music lyrics in 2013. Via Gawker: When country music critic Grady Smith sat down to write his list of the top 10 Best Country Albums of 2013 he made a startling revelation: All the chart-topping country songs of 2013 sounded exactly the same. Yep, according to Smith, the lyrics of all of country music’s top hits in 2013 were carbon copies of one another. In the hopes that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4justice, 12/24/2013 5:40:08 AM     (No. 9666274)

Nearly all music of any type has been junk for the past 20 years...what´s new?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/24/2013 5:43:03 AM     (No. 9666277)

Favorite songs over the last 10 years ~ THE WINNERS:

"Someone Like You" ~ Adele

"Someone Like Me" ~ Ylves

"Kalalinka" ~ Red Army Chorus

The one where she keys the guys truck ~ that blond in really, really, really tight jeans!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: poster, 12/24/2013 5:57:41 AM     (No. 9666283)

I once heard.. that when you play a country record backwards, the crops start growing, the wife comes back home, the kids start liking you, and good jobs come your way.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/24/2013 5:59:49 AM     (No. 9666285)

...and Mama didn´t die and it stopped raining.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/24/2013 6:00:08 AM     (No. 9666286)

Does true country music still exist? I thought it died about 40 years ago. Today´s country music is simply a combination of guitar twangs and corny lyrics sung by people with poor voices. The marketing people put the "country" stamp on it so they can sell it to the radio stations.

When you listen to the real country music of the 50´s and 60´s, you realize what a remarkable genre it was back then.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 12/24/2013 6:35:28 AM     (No. 9666298)

Rap "music" has sounded the same for 25 years and it has always sucked. It´s nothing but fouled-mouthed hoodlums becoming millionaires because they can rhyme four-letter words. I´ll take the pickup trucks and tight jeans any day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: country boy, 12/24/2013 6:41:30 AM     (No. 9666303)

Re #3, Must have been a different artist - play it backwards:

* get your truck back
* get your beer back
* get your wife back

Merry Christmas

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Reply 8 - Posted by: obdurate, 12/24/2013 6:44:01 AM     (No. 9666305)

Modern Country- bad rock bands with a fiddle

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 12/24/2013 6:44:12 AM     (No. 9666306)

And now for something entirely different - check this one out #2 Speaking of the Red Army Chorus,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrg9H6FGU

Leonard Skynyrd like you never saw before - weird, funny and pretty good.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/24/2013 6:51:51 AM     (No. 9666313)

Modern country is filled with people who´d rather be pop stars but lack the talent, like that guy who used to be Hootie, with his Blowfish,
Those who can, play pop/rock.
Those who can´t, play modern country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/24/2013 6:55:47 AM     (No. 9666315)

#9 Leningrad Cowboys

The little grand daughter also loves Katyusha ~ which is about a litttle girl ~

~ and also that´s the nickname for the field artillery style rocket launchers from WWII. The Russians built the tubes ~ we did the chassis in Indianapolis and Detroit, and someof my aunts worked at a munitions factory in Louisville loading rockets.

Now that´s a folk sons ~ and country music!

You knew I was born on a battlefield, and grew up with the debris of war scattered about ~ the buildings, factories, machinery, troops, support personnel ~ and thank God all the blowing up part took place somewhere else.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/24/2013 6:58:32 AM     (No. 9666317)

If you want to hear what country music is supposed to sound like, check out Vince Gill and Paul Franklin´s newly released " Bakersfield". A tribute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hot coffee, 12/24/2013 7:03:34 AM     (No. 9666323)

I was going to list the lyrical content of pretty much every rap song from 2013, but I´m afraid I´d get banned from L.com.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx, 12/24/2013 7:06:32 AM     (No. 9666327)

The movie industry has the same problem. They keep rolling out the same movies with a lot of special effects like car chases and monsters and graffic sex and violence with no talent "stars" and no interesting plots. The entertainment industry stinks just like Country Music.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Taylor1066, 12/24/2013 7:19:57 AM     (No. 9666334)

That´s the problem, country music is an "industry" now with industrially produced artists.

I liked Lady Antebellum when they first came out... now there at least 6 country "bands" wit the same format/same sound.

I find it hard to listen to the Sirius XM country channels because I hear the same thing over and over and over... only the names of the bands change.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/24/2013 7:23:37 AM     (No. 9666336)

And the problem with girls in tight jeans is?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/24/2013 7:25:09 AM     (No. 9666337)

#12, thanks for the tip, I will check it out.

Think of what today´s country industry would have done with Dolly Parton or Loretta Lynn. Two ladies who write their own songs, and (gasp) just stand there and sing. When I watch the red carpet of one of the 50 Country Music Awards, the "singers" are all wearing designer get ups. I wish one of them would wear a Nudie suit, just to change it up.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/24/2013 7:39:34 AM     (No. 9666356)

Good one #13!

Checkout Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe´s outstanding cover of John Prine´s "Hello In There."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAU2_4DGvs&list=PLPzMGx_wdfBCHPir1HJgKs_z8UboTf-M5


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Reply 19 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/24/2013 7:45:25 AM     (No. 9666358)

As someone who is old enough to have been a huge fan of Buck and both Merles, and Conway and Farron and Waylon and all the Hanks, you can only imagine how I´ve felt for the last 20 years or so with the scholck Nashville turns out.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/24/2013 8:05:59 AM     (No. 9666380)

Country music died when the Man in Black left us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2013 8:07:28 AM     (No. 9666383)

#19, I had a high school friend whose nephew was named Faron Young Smith (not real surname), in honor of you know who.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 12/24/2013 8:18:32 AM     (No. 9666393)

Country music has turned into Country-RAP (CRAP).

Stay tuned for Eric Church´s "Outsiders" CD in Feb. He will turn Country music on its head and (hopefully) make real conservative statement as well.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/24/2013 8:29:42 AM     (No. 9666407)

Hello Walls.

#21, if I had been of an age at that time to have a baby boy, I might have named him Faron.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2013 8:39:12 AM     (No. 9666424)

"It´s Four in the Morning"

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/24/2013 8:42:31 AM     (No. 9666428)

#8 has it right - country today is warmed-over 70´s pop with a fiddle added for twang. I grew up on Cash, Loretta, Willie and Waylon, etc. Later got heavy into neo-traditional like Travis Tritt and Patty Loveless. I abandoned country when it got over-run by Garth, Shania, Tim & Faith, and the Ditzy Twits. It´s been all downhill since, what with all the pick-up driving Kid Rock wannabes. Give me Beatles, Stones, and Zep all day long.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/24/2013 8:48:36 AM     (No. 9666437)

Goin´ Steady.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bohallx, 12/24/2013 8:54:21 AM     (No. 9666443)

Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs before Blue Grass was Blue grass ~ crawling around in Aunt Mary´s Hank William´s 78 RPM record stacks ~ driving through Wheeling West Virginia at 2 AM

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/24/2013 8:56:31 AM     (No. 9666449)

I was raised in the Ozarks, so I grew up listening to hillbilly bluegrass, Elvis, Hank jr, Dean Martin, Bon Jovi, Metallica, etc etc. I like and appreciate all forms of music, including rap (yeah, Im weird like that).

One thing I´ve learned is that all forms of music are relative. Every song has a beat, a chord, a part that connects it to all other songs. I also know that music follows trends. Sometimes ballads are hot, so everyone does it, sometimes rip roaring guitar is the flavor of the month, and so on. I think music reviewer Grady needs to go back to reviewer school.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/24/2013 9:04:43 AM     (No. 9666467)

Last post on this thread, although I could go on and on and on. No other country western song is "exactly like" Eddy Arnold´s "Cattle Call". I miss that sweet tenor voice.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/24/2013 9:05:32 AM     (No. 9666469)

IMO, country music lyrics for the last 30 years could be compared to someone reading out loud a bad romance novel while humming through a comb. Watch the fingers of the left hand on the guitar. Most aren’t even playing.
Most have a vocal range of two notes and those notes are off-key.

“Hello Walls” and “There Stands the Glass” are two real country songs that come to mind when country really said something.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/24/2013 9:23:53 AM     (No. 9666498)

Luke Bryan can stomp around the stage for the girls with his no talent self (he sounds like Gomer Pyle) but one thing is sure. He ain´t no Dwight Yokum.
The old guard is pretty thin and the youngsters are pretty weak.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/24/2013 9:35:31 AM     (No. 9666509)

True story, #31, and #8 is correct as well. But when you have label heads in Nashville that used to be label heads in the pop world, I don´t know what anybody expects. The purists, like Alan Jackson, George Strait (who was phoning it in the last few years, IMHO), and Brad Paisley are all that´s left of the new "old guard". It´s very sad.

BTW - I love Darius Rucker. His "Wagon Wheel" has a really nice country sound. It ain´t Merle, but then...most music ain´t Merle. ;)

Turn me loose, set me free somewhere in the middle of Montana
Give me all I´ve got comin´ to me
You can keep your retirement and your so-called Social Security
Big City, turn me loose, and set me free



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Reply 33 - Posted by: oldbuffalo, 12/24/2013 9:37:53 AM     (No. 9666511)

I´m So Lonesome I Could Cry

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/24/2013 9:40:38 AM     (No. 9666519)

There hasn´t been any decent rock or county since about 1985.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/24/2013 9:42:06 AM     (No. 9666522)

Oops. I should have said "rock or country", not "rock or county". It´s early.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MarinMike, 12/24/2013 9:43:09 AM     (No. 9666523)

very amusing to read our comments and the article. Across the board creativity is stifled in most human endeavors, not just music.

If you can find real folk music, I don´t mean Bob Dylan sort of folk music, you will find music of the soul, like country used to be. Music with clearly defined ethnic roots, singing about life as it was, or is with no regard to commercialism.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/24/2013 9:43:43 AM     (No. 9666524)

Ray Price passed away this week.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: franq, 12/24/2013 9:48:30 AM     (No. 9666536)

Without the G-D-Em-C chord progression, the business would collapse immediately.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Doctor P, 12/24/2013 10:15:11 AM     (No. 9666588)

Well, A Friend Of Mine Named Steve Goodman Wrote That Song
And He Told Me It Was The Perfect Country And Western Song.
I Wrote Him Back A Letter And Told Him It Was NOT The Perfect
Country And Western Song Because He Hadn´t Said Anything About
Momma, Or Trains, Or Trucks, Or Prison, Or Gettin´ Drunk.

Well, He Sat Down And Wrote Another Verse To The Song And He Sent
It To Me And After Reading It, I Realized That My Friend Had Written
The Perfect Country And Western Song. And I Felt Obliged To Include It
On This Album.

The Last Verse Goes Like This Here:

Well, I Was Drunk The Day My Mom Got Outta Prison.
And I Went To Pick Her Up In The Rain.
But, Before I Could Get To The Station In My Pickup Truck
She Got Runned Over By A Damned Old Train.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/24/2013 10:31:07 AM     (No. 9666615)

David Allan Coe lives on!


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Reply 41 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/24/2013 10:36:23 AM     (No. 9666628)

I watched the video and it appears ha he´s using the same 5 or 6 songs/videos, which only proves those few songs are a) similar and b) lame.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/24/2013 10:41:02 AM     (No. 9666640)

Well at least its about "Girls in tight jeans" vs. gay boys in tight jeans. The visual just ruined my entire holiday season....sorry.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/24/2013 10:57:57 AM     (No. 9666682)

There are only so many themes one can entertain...see hollywood for the illustration.

This can also be demonstrated thought rock, rap, movies, tv, cartoons, etc.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/24/2013 11:00:10 AM     (No. 9666687)

Author is clearly a shill for silly silly intellectual New York centered media ..

Go to YouTube

Search for The BBQ Song - Rhett & Link

You´ll thank me.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/24/2013 11:05:09 AM     (No. 9666692)

He forgot to mention you have to put moonshine in your songs this year to be a hit as well.

Ever notice that radio stations the play songs by artists singing about Hank, Cash, Willie and Waylon never play songs by Hank, Cash, Willie or Waylon?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JoniTx, 12/24/2013 11:39:36 AM     (No. 9666724)

Here´s George Jones, ´Who´s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?´

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3GgoLtlWk

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/24/2013 11:42:10 AM     (No. 9666730)

Ah, #45...If you have Sirius, tune to channel 56 and listen to Willie´s Roadhouse. Those artists are played all day long.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/24/2013 11:55:15 AM     (No. 9666747)

Barbara Mandrell was country when country wasn´t cool.
Thanks #46!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: mossley, 12/24/2013 12:26:37 PM     (No. 9666781)

#38, have you seen the Pachelbel Rant on Youtube? (Some swearing in the video.) G-D-Em-C isn´t the only chord progression required.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/24/2013 1:12:35 PM     (No. 9666835)

During the early 90´s the management of many of the labels in Nashville was taken over by people from the LA music industry. The development of country acts began to use the pop music formula, i.e. find a marketable looking singer and package them with videos, massive air play, etc. Musical talent rarely is part of that equation. Thankfully bluegrass still survives, but four chords and the truth is truly rare these days.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: franq, 12/24/2013 3:47:33 PM     (No. 9666953)

Pachebel is another style. Also injects one more chord!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Islander, 12/25/2013 1:04:40 AM     (No. 9667220)

Time to cue Merle Haggard´s "You never even call me by my name!"


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Reply 53 - Posted by: mossley, 12/26/2013 1:09:31 PM     (No. 9668491)

#51, try watching the video. The chord progression from Canon is used throughout modern music.

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Long time home schooling leader and former Boerne church official Doug Phillips is fighting back today against allegations raised by his former nanny that he ´groomed her to be his sex object.´ "This more seems like an attempt to kill a Christian movement than it does just as an attack against Doug Phillips," Jason Jakob, who is Phillips´ attorney, tells 1200 WOAI´s Michael Board. The plaintiff, Lourdes Torres, claims in her lawsuit that Phillips forced her into a relationship which featured frequent sexual assault, imprisonment, and participation in deviant sexual activity. As part of the lawsuit, Torres claims that Phillips told her

Landrieu faces her toughest
political storm to stay in Senate
CNN, by Halimah Abdullah    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 7:24:31 AM     Post Reply
Washington -- Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the middle of a storm. She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat´s vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state. On the left, she is trying to avoid being pulled down by the undertow of a president whose decline in approval ratings and controversial health care reform law might not play well with her state´s conservative sensibilities. She´s been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state legislature, state treasurer´s office and eventually



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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

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

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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
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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
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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,
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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
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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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
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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
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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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