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How Sarah Palin became my new bestie
The Globe and Mail (Toronto,Canada), by John Doyle

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/11/2014 6:35:51 AM

You can feel the charm when you watch her operate in person, that Sarah Palin. You don’t expect it, but it’s there – the awkward mix of pseudo-authenticity and charisma, the smooth way with a room full of reporters, the way she just carries on, regardless. Me, I was taken aback. She’s practically my new bestie, now. Squeezed my hand, called me “honey,” even stopped to squeeze my shoulder on her way out and thank me. We had a wee chat and a laugh. Palin was here Friday for an early breakfast event to promote her new series on a fairly obscure


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 1/11/2014 7:00:18 AM     (No. 9687791)

Sarah Palin will make an outstanding President of our Nation! The last President we had in her league was Ronald Reagan!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doodah, 1/11/2014 7:25:13 AM     (No. 9687828)

Wish that this reporter and other ones would write about Hillary or Michelle with the same condescending sarcasm! I live for the day when Sarah lands a very important position in our government and folks, at last, understand her goodness and her common sense!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: agape, 1/11/2014 7:32:59 AM     (No. 9687834)

Sorry reporter couldn´t take Sarah at face value. Insists on implying that his own preconceived notions of Gov. Palin were superior to meeting the real, warm, open and frank person. Cold-hearted male Hannah. Or terribly fearful of his public image, should he be found to believe the woman.

His attitude reminds me of Dr. Khun, the brain researcher that presents "Closer to Truth" on PBS. Every time Kuhn gets close to believing in God, he fears his emotions and rejects the notion; then he insists he must find only a scientifically provable God in his brain, not a loving and caring God in his heart. Kuhn refuses to believe God is is in his conscience and his curiosity.

Perhaps God doesn´t wish to be "proved", rather than loved or believed through Faith. Of what value is Faith based on "provable" science? Every time Kuhn feels close to the truth, he rejects it on the basis of his own emotions, demanding instead a scientific proof.

Wouldn´t a scientifically proved God result in a coerced faith?

Nor does Sarah have a chance with folks that are already brain-washed against the truth.

God, however, has other ways of getting our attention.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 1/11/2014 7:39:48 AM     (No. 9687840)

No real man would use the term ´wee chat´ .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/11/2014 7:42:13 AM     (No. 9687842)

Spot on, Mr. Doyle. Thanks for posting, OP.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tivadoc, 1/11/2014 7:54:58 AM     (No. 9687859)

FTA: “I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture than holding their camera in front of a bathroom mirror, talking a selfie,”- Sarah Palin. I don´t know what the future holds for Sarah, but I hope it includes bringing this country back to where is should be.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/11/2014 7:59:02 AM     (No. 9687862)

If Doyle, the Globe and Mail´s television critic, is writing about Sarah Palin, it must mean the Globe and Mail need readers. All y´have to do is mention her name, even in a whisper, and the snark oozes out from the woodwork.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grace1798, 1/11/2014 8:00:39 AM     (No. 9687864)

ewwwWWWWWWW Did anyone who read this article actually look at Desert Fox? He is an opinion writer for a Super Liberal Newspaper in Canada. And btw..........anyone catch how disgustingly ugly he is ...and..........what happened to his chin? He has none. You know, I don´t usually pick on people who are homely, but in this creep´s case, I have to...since he hates Palin without a good reason. People in glass houses should NOT throw stones.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/11/2014 8:04:13 AM     (No. 9687871)

Well Mr. Doyle is a ´wee´ bit full of himself. Why, he even told Sarah the correct way to express herself. It´s almost like he thought she didn´t have a command of the English language. What a pompous idiot. He´s not fit to tie Sarah´s sneakers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 8:15:21 AM     (No. 9687887)

Uh, #8? You seem to have confused the poster of the article with the author of the article.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: philsner, 1/11/2014 8:51:48 AM     (No. 9687944)

Liberals will always attack that which they fear.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 1/11/2014 9:17:17 AM     (No. 9687981)

I don’t know if John Doyle is a prissy sissy but he sure as lip gloss writes like one. Fussbudget Journalism is alive and well and living in Canada, courtesy, or curtsy, of John Doyle. Apparently “bestie” is sissy-talk for best friend. So I learned something worth learning. Otherwise, it’s just another snarky pipsqueak and his keyboard. Move on! Nothing to see here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/11/2014 10:01:41 AM     (No. 9688044)

An article that exemplifies the "don´t bother me with the facts, I am busy expressing my previously developed and fixed opinion here" method of journalism. It also adds in a tub of snarkiness. Yuk!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/11/2014 10:11:52 AM     (No. 9688064)

Snarky article.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bella, 1/11/2014 10:22:20 AM     (No. 9688081)

Snark Alerta1

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jglas, 1/11/2014 10:28:20 AM     (No. 9688089)

I think he meant it as a complement but then because he had to protect his liberal bona fides by conforming to the left wing media´s opinion of Sarah as a brain dead right wing gun toting extremist he ended up making her sound like a nice on the surface but that´s just a ruse to disguise the evil underneath con artist. Hey if you think she really is nice then just complement her niceness and leave it at that. If you think she´s pulling a con then make it clear that´s what you´re exposing and give your reasons. I agree with other posters here, this comes across as pure snark.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: richwill, 1/11/2014 11:15:29 AM     (No. 9688158)

A liberal trying to be nice to a conservative, but cannot refrain from being snarky. Sarah needed to wash her hands after touching this creep.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/11/2014 11:19:29 AM     (No. 9688162)

Is this a parody of the Palin Haters? If so, spot on.

If it is not a parody, then this is what naked hatred looks like, ladies and gentlemen.

John Doyle, and those like him, would trade their souls to the devil to see Sarah Palin dead, dead, dead. They would celebrate with twitter & bong parties and Down Syndrome baby jokes.

And there are people who call themselves Republicans who feed on this trash.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/11/2014 11:31:33 AM     (No. 9688182)

Hysterically overreact very often?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/11/2014 12:01:06 PM     (No. 9688227)

Geez Louise! What a snarky article from Mr. Whimple. googled images to see the image of Doyle ....no Sherlock there....not even close. Gov Palin has taken far too many hits to be floored by this jackass pansy boy. She can be whatever she desires to attain. Would love to see an episode where the two of them go on an Elk hunt together....thinking of VP Chaney he he. Doyle, She would never accept you as a bestie, you couldn´t find the funds to pay her to do so. Frankly, she´s out of your league. Keep on ridin´, Ms Sarah! Ignore the ignoramus

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/11/2014 12:06:15 PM     (No. 9688232)

So let me summarize - a television critic was charmed by Sarah Palin the television star, but he is sick to his stomach because it is Sarah Palin.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/11/2014 12:33:52 PM     (No. 9688270)

Even the pretentiously prestigious phonies of the world recognize genuine decency and character when they see it. They feel compelled to attack it and destroy it because they know that they don´t have the strength of character - the ´moral fortitude´ - to be that honest about who they are and still be welcomed in, and survive among, the pretentiously prestigious circles where they seek acceptance, no matter how lowly, within that pecking order. They have to lie to themselves and pretend that she is as much of a phony as they are, but hopelessly without their polish and sophistication. Sad.

One thing this writer did was to describe what Sarah Palin endures so frequently from the likes of them. Her strength, courage, and ´moral fortitude´ shines in stark contrast and comparison. It just shows what a truly remarkable woman she really is.

May God continue to wrap you in His providential care and bless you, Sarah Palin.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/11/2014 12:35:24 PM     (No. 9688273)

An example of liberal shallow mindedness in the presence of greatness!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/11/2014 12:43:38 PM     (No. 9688285)

All I learned from this is that this John Doyle person is to be pitied.
What a small, petty and hateful little man.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/11/2014 1:24:21 PM     (No. 9688334)

"No, but I got to see how this strange, polarizing woman operates. Someone else would have been utterly charmed, bought into it, believed her, wanted to vote for her. I could see it happening."

Sad little creep--actually it seems there are a lot of sad little creeps...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: harper, 1/11/2014 2:02:43 PM     (No. 9688380)

Toronto is just a NYC wannabe. The Toronto Globe and Mail, like it´s sister, the Toronto Red Star are NYT wannabes. Every member of their staff has a NYT comrade they seek to copy in every detail.

They have raised abject copying to an art form and are supremely smug about their fancied abilities to wear grown up shoes and [of course] skirts that do not fit them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StuartL, 1/11/2014 2:46:54 PM     (No. 9688424)

#5 -- ”Spot on, Mr. Doyle. Thanks for posting, OP”

Given that this poster is Sarah’s local Number-One Anti-Fan, either there are far more Palinophobes in our little community than anyone expected, or the 36 (so far) LDotters who “Like”ed this comment need to re-read the article and then recalibrate their Contemptuous Sarcasm Detectors.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Penney, 1/11/2014 3:12:54 PM     (No. 9688455)

Every President has influence because of the office itself. But we are learning the not all political office holders fulfill their oaths, yet even the scoundrels weld a powerful, ...er, ´influence,´ for good or for ill. However, American citizens don´t have to be Pres. to express voices with which the American people identify and cheer! Gov. Palin is such an example of consistent conservative integrity! GO PALIN!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/11/2014 5:56:16 PM     (No. 9688579)

#5, if you agree with the tone of this article you need to get evaluated as to why you hate Sarah to the degree you do. Just because your homie Mitt was behind the attacks on her from day one after McCain introduced her to the rest of America your consistent negativity toward Sarah is getting tiresome. You are in the minority here. Stop attacking her personally and then haunting a thread with re-posts to keep the fire burning. If you disagree with her on policy, then state your issues.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 6:16:22 PM     (No. 9688594)

Is there some legitimate documentation to support the contention that Mitt Romney sent his "homies" after Palin in 2008? If so, I´d like to see it. Otherwise it sounds a bit paranoid.

Noe I realize that saying what I did opens me to the accusation of being a "giggling teenage Romney cheerleader," or a Roveite, or whatever, but the fact is, my first choice would have been Mike Pence. It still is, for 2016. The fact remains that Romney would have been far superior to Obama.

But really...do these kind of silly accusations advance the level of discourse? Who is stopping Sarah Palin from throwing her hat into the ring? No one. If she were the nominee, I´d support her with all my heart.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/11/2014 6:17:45 PM     (No. 9688596)

#29, you are obviously angry if anyone is not a Palin fan, but do you have a source for your accusation that Governor Romney paid any attention to her at all? I don´t believe he did, my friend. Romney campaigned hard and long for the McCain/Palin ticket.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/11/2014 8:03:36 PM     (No. 9688683)

So is the denial that Palin was surrounded in 2008 by people who failed to promote Romney in he primaries? Cuz its been bragged about and offered as a bona fide by people who profess insider knowledge of Palin on the stump. Or is that those people haven´t bragged about floating the negative tales about Palin? Or is the denial that the liberal loyalties to
Romney didn´t impact the professionalism of those operatives who found themselves behind a candidate whose popularity they saw as a threat to their livelihood. Or is the denial that the Palin haters don´t really hate her? Or that the half dozen Rove luving Palin hatin painted ladies of the RNC actually think independently and don´t coordinate their efforts ? Figure out what you wanna deny. Discuss among yourselves.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 8:12:23 PM     (No. 9688693)

Thank you for proving my point about unsubstantiated rumors and paranoid assumptions, #32.

"Painted ladies"? That´s a new one.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/11/2014 10:10:21 PM     (No. 9688789)

Wow, you thought that was directed at you? That´s interesting.

But as long as you have taken upon yourself to act as representative for the group, there doesn´t seem to be a denial in there.

If you are looking for someone to post names, or make some accusation of Colonel Mustard in the hot tub with a jackhammer, I doubt that would be forthcoming.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/12/2014 5:16:57 AM     (No. 9688900)

Whoa! Even after macheteing through all that wordy underbrush, #32/34, I don´t find a response to the question. Where are the sources for the Romney accusation? Why would Romney bother with attacking Sarah Palin and when did he or anyone in his organization do so? He campaigned for that ticket.

And despite the warm embrace of the idea that anyone who supported Governor Romney either in 2008 or 2012 is, ipso facto, a Palin "hater" is beyond absurd.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/12/2014 5:33:59 AM     (No. 9688906)

The article about functional illiteracy is posted elsewhere. So are you saying that people from Romney´s 2008 operation didn´t become part of Palin´s 2008 staff? Or that many of those people went back and got on the ground floor of Romney 2012? Or are you saying that you personally haven´t become the single biggest poster of every article that puts Palin in a bad light? Do you know what facetious means or must you look it up?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/12/2014 6:01:58 AM     (No. 9688915)

You forgot to remind us yet again about your vast background in making sure the energy world had access to your expertise. We´ll wait.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/12/2014 12:26:41 PM     (No. 9689296)

Time magazine quotes at least two Romney aides, as reported in the article below. The article also links to the orginal Time article. I remember at the time, after all the news reports of his aides attacking Sarah Palin, Romney, I think by twitter, denied that he told or sanctioned his aides to say the mocking, insulting things they did about Palin. I hope he was sincere but it was a very half-hearted response.

This is the same person (Romney) who assaulted an unpopular boy at school for the express purpose of humiliating him. He admitted to it recently and excused his own behaviour as being young at the time. I admire his family and many things about him, but I see his treatment of Palin and that boy at school and I wonder.


Also, if anyone needs any proof that the Palin attackers (they say they´re Republicans) do indeed hate and despise Sarah Palin for having the nerve to exist, simply search this site with the keywords of their screen names and you shall see their nastiness in all their glory. Enjoy!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/12/2014 12:31:54 PM     (No. 9689305)

#37, Sarah Palin is an expert in energy issues as anyone knows who has researched her background and record.

On a related note, she was inspired to get into politics in the first place because of the negligence of Exxon in the huge oil spill tainting the waters off Alaska years ago. And years after that, she won a suit Exxon brought against her state when she was governor and told them to use their lease or lose it. They threatened to sue, she said go ahead, and she won. This is a lady who deserves our praise and support, not mocking. Nobody has to be a fan or love her, but she does not deserve the unrelenting attacks.

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President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

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