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When Will the Backlash Occur?
Fox News, by Scott W. Atlas, MD

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/16/2014 4:37:25 AM

Americans watching the Affordable Care Act’s implementation are witnessing a government policy debacle that is as large as any in memory. It is hard to imagine a more vivid demonstration of the ruinous consequences of government stepping into a market in which it doesn’t belong. And, sadly, what we are seeing now is only the beginning of the policy’s failure. In its most updated assessment of the ACA, the government’s own Congressional Budget Office caught the Democrats flat-footed by projecting that the law is severely flawed on a number of fronts, matching in many ways what the ACA opponents clearly

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 2/16/2014 5:33:45 AM     (No. 9734353)

Amen brother!! De backlash be comin´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/16/2014 5:51:36 AM     (No. 9734359)

Maybe not. Peelousy´s PAC supporting some lying demonrat is advertising how awful the law is. This is nothing but lies to get a demonrat elected. How many will fall for the lies?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimcar, 2/16/2014 5:57:47 AM     (No. 9734363)

Enough with this Afordable Care Act. Call it what it is OBAMA CARE

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mazeman, 2/16/2014 7:02:30 AM     (No. 9734400)

Or "Democrat Healthcare".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby, 2/16/2014 7:47:06 AM     (No. 9734438)

I´m not sure there will be a backlash until the Democrats, lead by Mayor Bloomberg, and the msm declare guns as a health risk under obmamcare and therefore in need of confiscation. Only then am I certain of a backlash which could get bloody. We´ll find out this November whether this country will continue as founded or become a socialist, statist, Constitution violating, big teat for anyone who doesn´t want to work country. We have entered in George Orwell territory with the Democrats coming up with Orwellian words like "job lock". The only recent encouragement was in Connecticut where "as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents were registered." this means thousands of Connecticut gun owners were committing Class D felonies on January 1. Estimates for the number of owners of "assault weapons" in this position range between 20,000 and 100,000. Molon Labe lives!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Right Republican, 2/16/2014 8:02:30 AM     (No. 9734448)

I´ve repeated this a hundred times across a hundred forums over the last five years. No backlash against anything Obama does will ever occur. To criticize Obama, to blame him for his failures, to hold him accountable for his decisions, would only reinforce the stereotype of black men as incompetent imbeciles, consummate criminals, dastardly druggies, lying liars. That´s not what people backed him for. He is the Obamessiah, Da Won, the Hope and Change. He cannot be allowed to fail. As the article´s author says, belief in Obama is blackwhite. For Obamabots to acknowledge his incompetencies would be to admit that they were wrong about him, themselves, and their pipe dream of a transcendent "black" man (the mere fact that he´s half-white seems not to diminish their fantasy) who saves the nation by transcending race to wash away the wounds of white guilt, subdue the sins of slavery, and reverse the ravages of racism. As with the the socialist, plagiarizing, adulterer MLK, Obama will still get his monument in Washington, D.C. and he will still be hailed (heiled?) as one of the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) American presidents, even when million end up dying from his legacy of a screwed-up, ruined, wasteful, unfair, unmanageable government-controlled "healthcare" system that will never be affordable and will end up providing little or no care.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 2/16/2014 8:02:32 AM     (No. 9734449)

I liked the explanation of the Orwellian term "blackwhite", as in believing black is white. A good name for the choomster Blackwhite Obama. Everything he says is the opposite of the truth.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Really?, 2/16/2014 8:23:24 AM     (No. 9734474)

Great....now these people who have lost their jobs can spend more time with their starving families.....what kind of spin is THAT ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/16/2014 8:34:34 AM     (No. 9734489)

While #6 makes some great points, I am not so sure Americans will consider the current debacle as the new norm. Just wondering what will be the tipping point to mass public unrest.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gone2pot, 2/16/2014 8:42:15 AM     (No. 9734501)

Common sense and independent thought are fundamental to the American psyche, so when the facts become clear, Americans typically see the truth.

If that were true, Romney would be president.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/16/2014 9:03:01 AM     (No. 9734523)

Perfect ´headline´. I´ve been in backlash mode for a long time now. Surely something big will happen, but when….WHEN?

Your hilarious caption underneath this headline says it all. Most of us don´t need any more macrame, pottery, homemade ornaments, yard decorations and, yes, poems. Maybe more people will go into shoe repair, since nobody will have the money to buy new shoes. Some may start schools instructing the public in general "how to drive safely on bald tires."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/16/2014 9:15:39 AM     (No. 9734542)

When they can´t afford their smart phones, it will allow them to talk to each other in person.

When the cable is shut off, it will give them more reading time.

When the food budget runs out, they will discover food pantries and soup kitchens plus they will meet diverse new friends.

When they don´t have the gas money, they will be able to get exercize by walking.

Those hidden benifits to zerocare will just keep on coming.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/16/2014 9:27:45 AM     (No. 9734565)

Would like to repeat what I have said on this site before. The man calling himself Barak Hussein 0bama has not deceived a single person in his entire life that did not want to be deceived in the first place. From his white ´grandmother´ down.
If there was to be back lash in the usual political sense as we understand it, there was plenty of fuel at hand in 2012. But it didn´t happen. Yes there could be backlash but it will be directed at Republicans in form of racism, obstructionism, war on women what have you. And stupid RINOs will willingly pick up the blame calling it the ´law of the land´.
We live in different times with different rules brought about by forces whose play tool is the Kenyan. The first step out of this is to clearly understand what we are facing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/16/2014 9:38:44 AM     (No. 9734578)

AMEN #10!!! America had the chance to elect an extremely qualified man with proven successful experience in matters economic, but he wasn´t good enough for most. Zerocare, or ACA, or whatever you want to call it, would now be in our rear view. Man, doesn´t that sound good, but not meant to be. We saw in 2012 what the backlash will probably resemble in 2014. Count me as not very hopeful.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Stryker714, 2/16/2014 9:39:12 AM     (No. 9734580)

It seems many less informed Americans don´t seem to be bothered by being victims of beaten wife syndrome, in terms of freedom, finances. Nonetheless any backlash probably will happen when Obama issues yet another EO to confiscate guns, which will be necessary if he decides to remain in office after 2016. The DC commies are using NY and CT for alpha testing the concept. Obama is somewhat worried about patriots coming after him-no one is a bigger wuss than he, so he is trying his best behind the scenes to marshall enough forces to counter any uprising. He has a considerable task, considering there are 311 million American citizens he will have to dominate. A socialist fed gov, installed by a coup, will not, can not allow any gun ownership. This will be the trigger of the revolution, uprising. They are preparing as evidenced by the huge ammunition stockpiles they are creating. Don´t believe any spin why they are doing this.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: happy conservative, 2/16/2014 9:58:27 AM     (No. 9734607)



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/16/2014 9:58:40 AM     (No. 9734608)

It was and is CRITICAL to dismantle the Tea Party. Only a large group of ´Voters´ can reverse this disaster without extreme violence. Having crushed this popular movement, then anyone who acts on their own can be treated as a criminal.

Who dares to fire the ´first shot´ ?

(...so to speak)

Ted Cruz...Trey Gowdy...Allen West ??

Should it come to violence, it will not be the ´fault´ of the aggrieved parties but rather the fault of those on the Left who refused to honor our traditional political processes.

Trite as it is....these people will lie to you even when the truth would serve.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/16/2014 10:00:09 AM     (No. 9734612)

I really hate to say this, But It will take a Depression. The one that the central bankers have tried to avoid for many years.

No one in this country is hungry enough. Of course, where we are today is a far cry from the 30´s. People are more violent and could care less what they do as long as they are sated.

Stockpile as much as you can because the end of this will not be pretty.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 2/16/2014 10:03:19 AM     (No. 9734617)

For there to be a backlash, a few things have to happen. First, people have to see the cost of their healthcare go up. Not in theory, but an actual bill. Then they have to blame the Democrats.

Most people have not seen the bill, and look for the Obama gang to try and hide the cost. The second thing that needs to happen is the media must blame the Obama gang, and the Democrats. That will never happen.

The Republicans need to get the message out in a big way. Not likely to happen. With the liberal media filter, the Republican message turns into background noise at best. Alot of Democrats and Republicans have been bought off so not much incentive to get out a message.

That leaves groups like Conservatives and the Tea Party to get the message out while being sabotaged my the main stream political groups in this country at every step. Neither the Democrats or Republicans want to see Conservatives have more power.

Combine on top of that how many people will just keep looking for freebies and are oblivious to what is going on around them, and the task is even larger.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/16/2014 10:24:59 AM     (No. 9734634)

I believe we are currently living in the Second Great Depression, the Fed printing covers the reality.

A backlash or civil disobedience could result in use of the billions of stored rounds unleashed upon the American people, and the elimination of millions of citizens.

All you need to do is listen to the snark and hate that spews from the regime. Mooch, Pooch, ValJar, Eric the Red not a modicum of humanity among the Gangster Mob from Chicago.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nekochan, 2/16/2014 10:31:13 AM     (No. 9734639)

They can sell their creations to each other. Or on street corners to each other. That´s how malls and free enterprise and jobs came about.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 2/16/2014 11:22:45 AM     (No. 9734703)

I was with poster #6 until he trashed Dr. King. MLK, Jr. was the bravest of men who routinely put his very life on the line to stand up against horrendous injustice. At the same time he was well aware of his personal flaws and never proffered himself as a moral example. He was a theologian and a deep thinker, totally different from all the frauds and hustlers who have paraded under his mantle for the last 45 years. I firmly believe that Dr. King would be appalled to see where we are today, with our wholesale abandonment of the God of the Bible, and would slap Obama´s face if he could.

I wish some modern conservatives would get it through their heads that you cannot trash Dr. King without, by logical extension, attacking the Civil Rights movement itself.




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Reply 23 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 2/16/2014 11:24:16 AM     (No. 9734706)

Watching your children starve will really perk up your creative talents for poetry. Perhaps the first poem out of the box could be an ode to Moochelles $12,000 dress.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Aria, 2/16/2014 11:35:10 AM     (No. 9734717)

My daughter and her husband, though no fault of their own, have been freed from the rigors of jobs and have been free to write poetry.

However, they´ve had to keep the internet paid because they need to send out resumes, they need their cell phones for phone interviews, they need gas, food, utilities, a home - thank God my husband and I have savings and jobs. It´s hell...intentionally inflicted IMO.

Pelosi is either crazy and/or unfathomably stupid or she thinks we are.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/16/2014 12:12:43 PM     (No. 9734757)

#22 you are wrong and #6 is absolutely correct.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cobieone, 2/16/2014 12:51:06 PM     (No. 9734800)

#24, God bless you and your family. Four years ago, my wife and I went through the same thing as your daughter and son-in-law and it was hell, for sure. Hang in there and know you are not alone. This IS intentional and completely unnecessary.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 2/16/2014 12:57:24 PM     (No. 9734806)



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/16/2014 1:15:41 PM     (No. 9734832)

When will the backlash occur? Sadly I say, I am not going to hold my breath waiting for it.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 2/16/2014 1:26:56 PM     (No. 9734838)

When will the backlash occur - only after sufficient violence has been foisted upon us. This has become a nation of wussies. Who will lead us?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/16/2014 1:44:01 PM     (No. 9734866)

THIS scenario with obamacare funding shows exactly what so many on here have defended McConnell and Cornyn for by demeaning Sen. Cruz. The voted for Cloture meaning only a simple majority was needed to pass obamacare funding instead of a 60 member vote.

When their vote did not count for anything but publicity, they voted No. Cornyn and McConnell immediately went to their facebook pages to announce they voted against de-
funding obamacare.

The same ploy was used again by the so-called "leadership" with the debt ceiling.
They also promised the time to deal with obamacare de-funding was at Debt Ceiling time. WELL, which debt ceiling were they talking about? This past one or years on down the road. WE would not be experiencing the problems with the law being rewritten by obama (not even using E.O.´s, but merely by vocal declaration) if they stood with the Conservatives and voted no to de-fund.

Basically it amounts to a simple little word what these congress persons did.......LIED!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/16/2014 1:49:37 PM     (No. 9734871)

I believe that the Dims are trying to hold on until Obozocare has become a fixture in American like, like Social Security and Medicare. But, the is one BIG difference. When SS was enacted back in the ´30´s, there was a great depression. Right now there isn´t. People are not hurting as much as they did back then. As such, if we, the people, can get behind a movement to repeal Obozocare, we just might be able to get it done.

Addressing the race problem we face, somehow we need to educate the country and especially the black community, that all of the Jim Crow laws and the KKK itself were all created by southern DEMOCRATS! And that the Civil Rights laws passed in the 1960´s had to have large REPUBLICAN support to get passed. The southern Dims actually tried to fillibuster it. And it took republicans to stop that. The Dims in power today are very accomplished liars and hiders of truth.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/16/2014 2:00:37 PM     (No. 9734881)

Idle hands are the Devil´s playground.

Is this the civilian army forming up?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/16/2014 3:12:33 PM     (No. 9734960)

#11 comment about bald tires – A few days ago my car needed some major repairs and I had to wait four hours. My garage is also a tire dealer. In my time waiting about eight people came in and all asked for used tires. No one came in for new tires. About half were able to find something to fit their vehicle. I observed to the counter girl about everyone asking for used tires. She said sadly, “That’s the way things are today, and even the used tires we have don’t have much tread as people are waiting until the very last to replace.”

We are in a depression, and it is masked by the welfare state. We will not see bread lines, work application lines, or families camped out on the side of the road like in the 1930’s. Today we have EBT cards (almost half the country receiving them), unemployment “insurance” that morphs into “disability” payments, and Section 8 housing. There is no tipping point present in our depression because the devastation is not public like it was in 1932.

I didn’t expect a tipping point in “Fast and Furious” because it was hard to for average Americans to relate to the drug cartel culture of Mexico. But I did think the IRS targeting private Americans would do it. It didn’t. I thought the Benghazi Massacre would do it. It didn’t. I thought the immense debacle of Obamacare cost in money and jobs would do it. It hasn’t so far. I really thought the other shoe would have dropped by now, and it hasn’t mostly due to the collusion found within the Republican Party establishment. Our options for a peaceful re-orientation of our country back to its founding values are fast declining.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Right Republican, 2/16/2014 4:01:42 PM     (No. 9734999)

#22 it is true that MLK wanted the best for his people. So much so, he began ripping the government for the war in Vietnam for diverting so much cash away from welfare. But today only white people believe in his dream. Today, if you espouse a colorblind society, you are considered racist.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 2/16/2014 4:52:35 PM     (No. 9735039)

First of all, it doesn´t matter how much ammo the government is hoarding. At most, their browshirts will number in the hundreds of thousands. We number in the millions with a large percentage having military backgrounds. The active military hate their CIC and I don´t see local law enforcement mowing down their neighbors for long before they cease to exist.

Believe me, that is the only reason the feds have not attempted outright confiscation, although they have tried several psychological campaigns to turn the public against gun ownership. They have flirted with $5 a gallon gasoline to push sales of electric cars, only to back off when people quit driving. Even their big smear against Toyota was a flop. This government is a paper tiger and will go down hard when we cut off the funding and start shooting back. I really don´t care what happens to the wooden dummy in the White House. The only question left will be, are we smart enough not to let it happen all over again?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pythagoras, 2/16/2014 8:00:13 PM     (No. 9735170)

"Affordable Care Act" is the most misleading title since, "Democratic People´s Republic of Korea."

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/16/2014 10:29:21 PM     (No. 9735256)

Thank you #22. No, #6 and 25, MLK was NOT a socialist. He was a Republican. The socialist label was put there by those who were trying to destroy him, like cro ss-dresser J. Edgar Hoover. It had to do with a friendship he had with one of the main guys at Southern Poverty Law Center, whom he did not know had socialist sympathies. When he found out, he dropped his friendship with the man and distanced himself from the SPLC. MLK was a bit of a philanderer and did apparently take some words of another, but he deserves a lot better than to be trashed completely for his indiscretions, considering all the good he accomplished.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/16/2014 10:50:27 PM     (No. 9735271)

BTW, LBJ purposely dragged the Vietnam war on in order to profit from it. His heavy equipment business had an exclusive contract with the military. His earthmovers and trucks were continuously sent there and used once. Instead of keeping them for other jobs or sending them back, they were ordered to be buried after use. If more airstrips or anything else needed building, they would just order more new equipment. Thousands of soldiers died unnecessarily so LBJ could get richer. If MLK was concerned that money was going to the war instead of the poor, then I guess I would have to agree with him there too. Welfare could be a good program if it were merely a temporary hand-up. I see nothing wrong with that. The problem is that Dems like LBJ designed it to make people slaves to the state and to the Democrat Party and they succeeded.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Right Republican, 2/16/2014 11:13:44 PM     (No. 9735288)

Some of the MLK defenders are clearly old timers. It no longer matters what MLK wanted or did, because modern culture is so racialized, all he did is now for naught.

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The head of the CIA just made a secretive journey to Ukraine—to do what, he won’t say. But the answer could change the power equation in the hottest of geopolitical hotspots. The Obama administration is now considering a new policy to share more real-time intelligence with the interim government in Kiev after pressure from some in the U.S. military, Congress and U.S. allies in Ukraine. Over the weekend, CIA director John Brennan met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema to discuss the formation of new, more secure channels for sharing U.S. intelligence with the country

Liberals in rose-colored glasses
consider ObamaCare a ‘victory’
New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:38:14 AM     Post Reply
Ever since ObamaCare supposedly hit the arbitrary target of 7 million sign-ups by March 31, its supporters have been taking the most premature victory lap since conservative proponents of the Iraq War (like me) crowed about the results of the three elections inside Iraq in 2005 and how they demonstrated the country was on the verge of a historic peace. “It’s all over but the shouting: ObamaCare is working,” said Eugene Robinson in Tuesday’s Washington Post. “All the naysaying in the world can’t drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, is a real success.” Those

South Korea says hundreds missing
after ferry sinks off southern coast
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:19:44 AM     Post Reply
South Korean officials said Wednesday that nearly 300 people were still missing several hours after a passenger ferry sank off that country´s southern coast, leaving at least two dead and seven injured. A government official had said earlier Wednesday that around 100 people were unaccounted for, but the number was later revised upward due to a tallying error. The ferry was carrying 477 people, most of them high school students, and was bound for the island of Jeju when it sent a distress call at around 9 a.m. local time Wednesday as it began leaning to one side, according to

Could the Boston Marathon
bombings have been prevented?
CBS News*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 4:17:33 AM     Post Reply
BOSTON - It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims´ throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies. The investigation languished for more than 18 months until just a few days after the Boston Marathon explosions, when the FBI identified the suspected bombers as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, ethnic Chechens who emigrated from Russia to the U.S. about a decade ago.



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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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

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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?

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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?

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

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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


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