A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Robert Gates´s memoirs add
to the sense that Obama´s
presidency is unravelling

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/8/2014 2:53:53 PM

Maintaining presidential authority--or even dignity in Bill Clinton´s case--into a second term is always difficult, and today another layer of gloss is stripped from Barack Obama´s reputation with the publication of the first extracts of a memoir by his former Secretary of Defence, Robert Gates.[Snip] And we know that his first term administration was run by a bunch of control freaks who centralised control of national security policy, undercutting and upstaging the Pentagon and the State Department to maintain that control. But the fact that this truth-telling comes from Robert Gates, a Republican who cut the figure of a non-partisan

Comments:
It´s so good to read the regular Telegraph columnists and see how they use their talents to objectively (and figuratively) kick Obama in his nether sit-upon regions.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/8/2014 3:23:02 PM     (No. 9684671)

One can only hope, the sooner the better.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: bullhead, 1/8/2014 3:53:34 PM     (No. 9684719)

Comrade Obama´s Presidency never "raveled." Therefore is cannot unravel.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/8/2014 9:37:49 PM     (No. 9685193)

Best line from the article, "and we know that his first term administration was run by a bunch of control freaks who centralised control of national security policy, undercutting and upstaging the Pentagon and the State Department to maintain that control".

Names mentioned in other articles on this topic mentioned: ValJar, Daley, Gibbs, Axelrod, Emanuel.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    65 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 1/9/2014 7:28:00 AM     (No. 9685512)

Lightbringer will always be the world´s true lord and saviour. The MSM will see to that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/9/2014 7:33:44 AM     (No. 9685523)

Actually, make that "incompetent control freaks."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Arby, 1/9/2014 7:36:01 AM     (No. 9685527)

As I opined yesterday, Gates´s book contains no revelations, just confirmations. None of this comes as a surprise. The ´story´ is that Gates has made public what nearly everyone already knew or suspected.

There has never been any there, there, just a Chicago pol with a TelePrompter.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/9/2014 7:43:19 AM     (No. 9685533)

"Some" have been saying Gates is a coward to bring this out now instead of earlier. I think he´s very brave to dis the Thugocracy anytime. Hope he has good security.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Nwpa, 1/9/2014 8:03:14 AM     (No. 9685555)

The end,for me, is the best part of the article:
The White House has already tried to defend itself, but almost immediately crossed the threshold of ludicrousness by describing Joe Biden, the accident-prone vice president as "one of the leading statesmen of his time" in response to Mr Gates´s contention that Biden had been wrong on every major foreign policy issue in the last 40 years.
Mr Biden is many things – a useful foil, a skilled Congressional negotiator, a folksy stump politician – but "leading statesman" is beyond funny.
It´s also the kind of reflex over-reaction that is provoked by the sting of truth. And coming from a figure like Mr Gates, the truth sure hurts.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    48 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: dodge boy, 1/9/2014 8:16:23 AM     (No. 9685568)

Obie´s anger and purpose dissociated from his inner "self" well before he ever became president. His inner self has in turn dissociated from the position he currently holds. The position he currently holds is now in a political and moral vacuum.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/9/2014 8:17:13 AM     (No. 9685569)

Unlike normal people, Obamabots will be loyal despite a hundred or thousand books or articles written. They are the same folks who believe in global warming/climate change. They are the loudmouths of the world who will be singing his praises until the end of time. Truth matters little to them. It´s all about what they believe. Nothing is going to shake their feelings. However, regular Americans who may have voted for Obama but know in their gut something is very wrong in this country will be persuaded by the words of Sec. Gates. I hope this is the first of many books and articles that will expose what we always knew. Obama is an unworthy, incompetent, political animal who means to destroy the very things that make us Americans.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    43 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: dmjr, 1/9/2014 8:32:02 AM     (No. 9685594)

How can it be unravelling when he gets everything he has gotten everything he wants and continues to get everything he wants?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: dmjr, 1/9/2014 8:34:26 AM     (No. 9685600)

Let me rephrase it more clearly: How can it be unrevalling when he has gotten everything he wants and continues to get everything he wants?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 1/9/2014 8:36:26 AM     (No. 9685602)

#7, Agreed. I believe Gates stayed as SecDef as long as he did out of a sense of "Duty" to do the best he could to blunt the incompetence coming out of the Chicago White House Gang.

I also believe he knew when he left the position a left wing political hack would be appointed in his place. Think Panetta.

Love,Honor,Truth

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/9/2014 8:38:39 AM     (No. 9685606)

To me the big revelation in this is that "his first term administration was run by a bunch of control freaks who centralised (POLITICAL) control of national security policy, undercutting and upstaging the Pentagon and the State Department to maintain that control."

That is, for the first time in this nation´s history the main group of national security advisors was not in fact expert in nor focused on national security but on political and ideological optics. And in so doing, these apparatchiks reined in and redirected our military leaders and even field commanders in order to make sure that war operations were not so much dictated by the need to beat the enemy and protect our troops as by their overriding political considerations.

Pretty damning for a "Commander in Chief" whose most sacred duty is to protect our nation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Donna M, 1/9/2014 8:41:46 AM     (No. 9685612)

The Gates book is a mouseburger of a memoir--every criticism of Hillary, Obama, Biden etc. is hedged with praise of the same people. No one would be interested in these ´memoirs´ except for a few critical quotes. Thus they are included to get the book sold. Average Americans don´t even know who this guy is, much less does it make a difference, yet here we are clutching this guy to our chest who was nothing but an enabler. If Gates had a scrap of honor, he should have exposed Obama, Hillary and Biden on the public record with Congress and resigned, not retired.

What WILL affect the public is Obamacare when the high rates, bad coverage and death panels start to kick in. All this is a distraction and a manipulation to give us ´false hope´. Heck, average Americans haven´t realized that you won´t be able to buy an Edison (incandescent) bulb anymore, thanks to GWB, and our Republicans in Congress nor the public haven´t done a damn thing about THAT! Obama isn´t going anywhere but on vacation, as ValJar´s running things anyway.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    50 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/9/2014 9:28:38 AM     (No. 9685667)

#15 right on. Yes, Gates was an enabler. If he had any integrity he never could have served under Obama. The same goes for the top brass. Knowing what Obama is, they should have resigned en masse. Instead they became enablers of the politicizing of the military on everything from gays to indoctrination in domestic posse comitatus operations.

Who could be shocked that Obama was against the surge. He campaigned against the Bush wars. Who could be shocked that everything he does is political? He´s a politician.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/9/2014 10:07:31 AM     (No. 9685705)

So true, Ldotters, Gates is the worst kind of enabler, quietly giving up all those years, witnessing, agreeing, participating in, the continuous crimes of Obama and his communist driven, Muslim masked, cabal of destruction.
The enabler makes it easy for the addict to continue his destructive path of addiction. And Gates did that.

That´s the bad news. Gates may not have wanted to jeopardize his various multi-dipper government retirement schemes, that´s more shockingly bad news (and it should be checked out; how Fat are his monthly government checks?).
The good news is: one more enlarging leak in the dam of Obama´ destruction of America . The good news is that a giant New York publisher, Random House, with solid left wing, socialist leanings, has actually come out with a book that is seriously critical of this communist monster. Like the outrage provoking Palin, Breitbart, Levin, Steyn, Snowden, Gates is, in his own, mild mannered, cautious way, going against the suffocating establishment. Bravo!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/9/2014 10:19:18 AM     (No. 9685716)

Not to stir up the pot, but I have even more respect for Edward Snowden who believed (and I agree) that what the NSA was/is doing was/is unConstitutional/wrong and was willing to go public about it.

Gates, on the other hand, well, stay around long enough to get that Medal of Freedom and write a book all the while living very comfortably in this country.

They´re a lot of dead American Patriots lying in Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries who are unable to comment on Gates´ book.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/9/2014 11:08:57 AM     (No. 9685786)

Doesn´t matter one whit.

We´re in the tunnel now, and it only gets worse from here to the End

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/9/2014 11:14:43 AM     (No. 9685797)

Unravelling?

The entire administration is a Chicago Thug organization run from the top, make no mistake about it! How is it possible for a total seat of the pants get even, steal money/payoff cronies can unravel?

Obie may act like he knows nothing but that is a lie for political cover. It has been proven many times he knows exactly what is going on as his Czars do their dirty work to Destroy America!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/9/2014 11:41:11 AM     (No. 9685844)

I do not agree that Gates should have resigned. How could he have helped our Republic that way? I do not agree that he is a coward. Gates has struck a blow to Obama shortly before the election of 2014 and before the election of 2016. The rest is up to us.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/9/2014 12:39:09 PM     (No. 9685934)

I agree somewhat with #21. Resigning is just another form of quitting. The MSM won´t admit to the theory, but as one disaster after another piles up, a critical mass occurs and Governments are toppled one way or another. Lets see what 2014 brings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/9/2014 3:25:32 PM     (No. 9686120)

Gates is a smart, courageous man, keeping silent about his horrible experience, meanwhile writing a book and recording his honest observations. Yes, he´ll make money from his book but he deserves payment for his work and the pressure in such a situation (thinking of people who have died suddenly, and wondering if he might be targeted?). I believe he DID stay in his position because he was trying to do the best for the country. He didn´t need to go along to get along, he could have resigned.

Gates has added many huge Yule-size logs to the ever-growing bonfire of kindling causing Obama´s lofo/nofo reputation to start going up in thick smoke. He needed to hit Obama at a weak point and he definitely accomplished that.

Now--think back to before Obama announced he was running again. I believed then, as now, that Michelle didn´t want him to run again but he listened to his minions and told her he would run. That was when Michelle flounced off to Spain with a bunch of HER friends, on an "I´ll show HIM!" trip. Or possibly he didn´t want to run and she wanted him to. One or the other.

This time is similar. Did Obama tell her he might step down? Whatever the trigger, last time Michelle left Obama to his own damn party with HIS friends, this time she´s having a lovely pre-party with HER friends (with proverbial groaning tables of luscious food--Daily Mail photos will tell!) at Oprah´s house and his friends are invited to the White House snacks party. (I bet those invitations--"Eat before you come!"--were a shock to Obama.) Too, it´s possible that Michelle is cementing connections for life after the White House. A TV show?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: Aria, 1/9/2014 8:12:26 PM     (No. 9686368)

If Paul Revere warned about the British after they had already ransacked the country then he´d be like Gates.

And have to add IF Paul Revere also had a book to sell.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: suncitypro, 1/9/2014 9:44:42 PM     (No. 9686434)

With all the devastation caused by this administration, the unraveling should have occurred months and months ago. They won´t unravel--their plan of destruction is working as they planned. This administration could not care less about the American citizen.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 767585




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



European Tycoon Accuses Google of
Trying to Create a ´Digital Superstate´
Breitbart London [UK], by M. E. Synon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/18/2014 8:38:13 AM     Post Reply
One of Europe´s most powerful media tycoons has accused Google of seeking to create a digital ´superstate´ outside the control of national regulators and privacy laws. Mathias Döpfner, head of the giant German multi-media company Axel Springer, says Wir haben Angst vor Google: "We are afraid of Google." [Snip] Writing an open letter to Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Döpfner said: "Google not only knows where we are going in our cars, but also what we do while we’re driving. Forget Big Brother – Google is better!" He expressed worries about Google´s dominance

Labour signs up Barack Obama adviser
David Axelrod for general election
Telegraph (UK), by Agencies    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/18/2014 8:10:41 AM     Post Reply
One of US president Barack Obama´s leading campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband´s bid for Downing Street in next year´s general election. David Axelrod, who is credited with masterminding Mr Obama´s presidential victories in 2008 and 2012, will join Labour´s general election campaign team as a senior strategic adviser, the party announced. His appointment was been hailed by Labour as a major coup, and ´´seriously bad news for the Conservatives´´, at a time when Mr Miliband has been under fire from sections of his own party for his campaign tactics. It was

University of East London bans segregated
Muslim event from its premises
Telegraph [UK], by Damian Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/17/2014 8:58:27 AM     Post Reply
I blogged yesterday about this "segregated" Muslim event organised by the Islamic Society of the University of East London, due to happen tonight at UEL´s main lecture theatre on its Docklands campus. Much to my surprise, UEL immediately banned it from their campus. [Snip] UEL should be congratulated over this. As I pointed out, it has an "equality and diversity" policy. It didn´t know that the dinner organised by the Islamic society--which was to include a speech by the controversial anti-gay preacher Murtaza Khan--was segregated by sex and was providing a platform for an extremist. The university´s decision to pull the

Tony Blair´s religious charity´s ´links
to extremism´: Advisers claimed to be
tied to the Muslim Brotherhood which
is being investigated by British spies
Daily Mail [UK], by Wills Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/17/2014 8:40:29 AM     Post Reply
Tony Blair´s religious charity has links to an Islamic extremist group being investigated by MI5 and MI6, it has been alleged. [Snip] The organisation has been declared a terrorist group in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and could be banned in Britain, despite insisting they do not have links to extremist factions. The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, which has been looking into the group for 13 years, revealed that Dr Ismail Khudr Al-Shatti, an adviser to the Kuwaiti government and a member of Mr Blair’s advisory council, is a leading member of the Kuwaiti branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. the

I hope I´m wrong but historians
may look back and say this
was the start of World War III
Daily Mail [UK], by Edward Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 6:25:55 PM     Post Reply
Deep in the flat and featureless landscape of eastern Ukraine, it is all too ­possible that the outline of World War III is taking shape. Whipped up by the Kremlin ­propaganda machine and led by Russian ­military intelligence, armed men are erecting road blocks, storming police stations and ripping down the country’s flag. They are demolishing not just their own country — bankrupt, ill-run and beleaguered — but also the post-war order that has kept most of Europe and us, here in Britain, safe and free for decades. Vladimir Putin is striking at the heart of the West.

How Obama´s Clumsy Judicial Imperialism
is Making Things Worse in Ukraine
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 6:08:37 PM     Post Reply
Why are the US authorities trying to extradite and imprison arguably the one man in the world with the skills and influence to bring peace, stability, and prosperity to fractured Ukraine? This week I flew to Vienna, Austria, to find out in a world exclusive interview with Ukraine´s Dmitry Firtash, the billionaire industrialist, philanthropist, and political fixer who is striving desperately to help his country forge an independent future free from the bullying of Russia and the meddling of the West in next month´s scheduled elections. And his biggest obstacle? According to Firtash, it´s Barack Obama.

Enjoying a free lunch? No such
thing says IRS as agency
considers taxing employee
perks doled out by companies
Daily Mail [UK], by Joshua Gardner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 1:05:29 PM     Post Reply
The Internal Revenue Service is considering a bold move to label perks like free lunch given to workers by companies as taxable. The agency wonders if freebies like haircuts and gym memberships are a way to compensate the highly skilled rather than just a way to jumpstart productivity. After all, argue proponents of such a tax, workers at Silicon Valley firms like Google and Facebook receive free meals from famously fancy in-house eateries every day. Some companies even go a step further by offering freebies like haircuts, car services, and child care. Typical workaday folks can expect to pay for all

Relax, Mumsnet users: don´t lose
sleep over Heartbleed hysteria
Telegraph [UK], by Michael Hanlon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/16/2014 6:37:02 AM     Post Reply
Remember Lovebug? This was the computer virus that swept through a young and fresh-faced internet in May 2000. Back then we were told it would do to cyberspace what the Black Death had done to Europe in the 14th century. We all got funny emails with “ILOVEYOU” attachments and when we tried to open them our computers exploded. Or rather they didn’t, though you wouldn’t have known that from the hysteria. Then along came MyDoom, Netsky, Witty and Melissa and, now, the deliciously named Heartbleed bug, which the US security expert Bruce Schneier has described as “catastrophic” and which has

Asian pollution is causing a ´dramatic´
strengthening of storms in North
America say scientists
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Prigg    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 6:32:55 PM     Post Reply
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is causing storms in North America to become stronger and changing weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a new Nasa study has claimed. [Snip] The effect was most pronounced during the winter, the team said. Lead author Yuan Wang, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, said: ´There appears to be little doubt that these particles from Asia affect storms sweeping across the Pacific and subsequently the weather patterns in North America and the rest of the world. ´The effects are quite dramatic.

Russia Spent More of Its Wealth
on Military than U.S. in 2013
Breitbart London [UK], by Nick Hallett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 2:17:02 PM     Post Reply
According to figures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Moscow spent 4.1 percent of its GDP on defence in 2013, an increase of 0.6 percent over the past 10 years. By contrast, the United States spent 3.8 percent of GDP on defence and Britain spent just 2.3 percent. The only neighbouring country that spends more is Azerbaijan, with 4.7 percent. Defence spending in Ukraine has also rocketed by 16 percent in the space of a year following the crisis in Crimea and continued tensions with Russia over the eastern provinces of the country. Russia´s military spending relative to GDP is now

´Up to 11 killed´ as soldiers loyal
to Kiev seize eastern Ukrainian
airport from pro-Russian separatist
as ´anti-terror operation´ begins
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Tomlinson, Damien Gayle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 2:00:03 PM     Post Reply
Up to 11 people are believed dead after airborne Ukrainian troops seized an airport in the country´s rebellious east today in the first sign that a promised ´anti-terror operation´ had begun against pro-Russian separatists. Heavy gunfire was heard at Kramatorsk airport as Ukraine´s interim president announced that his forces had retaken the site from militants who been seizing control of cities since last week. Local media reported between four to 11 deaths in the attack, but there was no immediate confirmation of any casualties. Russia said it was ´deeply concerned´ over reports of casualties in the region today. It comes

How the Obama administration
turned the latest IPCC report
into meaningless gobbledegook
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 8:09:47 AM     Post Reply
Even by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s own lamentable standards, its new report--by Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report--makes no sense whatsoever. [Snip] Before the report´s formal release, US officials--who had seen an earlier draft--wrote to the United Nations demanding it be amended. "The discussion of the economic costs of mitigation is too narrow and does not incorporate co-benefits of action." Loosely translated this means: "If we admit how much we´re spending to such little purpose, the taxpaying public is going to kill us." So the report was duly amended to suggest that the benefits of wind turbines, solar panels,



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

47 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

40 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

39 replie(s)
Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
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?

38 replie(s)
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

35 replie(s)
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

33 replie(s)
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

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

33 replie(s)
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

33 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

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

30 replie(s)
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

28 replie(s)
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
28 replie(s)
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

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
28 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to


Post Reply   Close thread 767585





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS