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Climate Prophets and Profiteers:
The most cynical part of
John Kerry´s climate-change speech

Wall Street Journal, by Bret Stephens

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Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 2/17/2014 10:34:30 PM

The weirdest thing about John Kerry´s weekend speech on climate-change—other than the fact that this is the same guy who in 1997 voted to forbid the U.S. from signing the Kyoto Protocol—is that it begins by quoting something Maurice Strong said at the U.N.´s 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro: "Every bit of evidence I´ve seen persuades me that we are on a course leading to tragedy." Maurice who? Mr. Strong, a former oil executive from Canada (he was Pierre Trudeau´s pick to run state-owned Petro-Canada in the mid-1970s), was for many years the U.N.´s ultimate mandarin.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/17/2014 11:22:09 PM     (No. 9736517)

Excellent article, vote for Must Read. I was not aware that the WSJ had started defying the High Church of Climate Change. It´s great to see a paper at this level point out the fallacy and stupidity of calling questioners "deniers."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/17/2014 11:55:50 PM     (No. 9736534)

It is in the very nature of science and its scientific method to continually question, test, and confirm. Consensus is irrelevant. Science is never "settled." And thus far, regardless of how many purported scientists have weighed in, there is no indisputable confirmation that anthropogenic global warming is a proven fact.

Perhaps worst of all, the continued politicization of this issue has seriously damaged the very credibility of scientists worldwide. Their treatment of this as an unquestionable belief makes everything they say questionable and worthy of suspicion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/18/2014 6:47:42 AM     (No. 9736638)

When John Kerry speaks, people either nod off or wait for him to say Genghis Khan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 2/18/2014 6:48:37 AM     (No. 9736640)

The very epithet they hurl, "settled-science or climate denier," show they haven´t a clue about what science really is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Poobah, 2/18/2014 6:53:29 AM     (No. 9736644)

In my view, the best rebuttal to the climate-change craziness is still this British documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Mx0_8YEtg

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/18/2014 7:02:43 AM     (No. 9736654)

Unfit for Duty. Now that´s settled science.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/18/2014 7:21:24 AM     (No. 9736675)

When I saw and heard John Kerry this weekend, my first reaction was John Kerry ,the leech, has found a new mistress with a lot of money. His new mistress is the cult of "global warming." Just like the scammer Al Gore, John sees another way to enrich himself. He sounded to me like he had gone off the deep end mentally. What a SOS to represent our once great nation. We are showing the world we have an unlimited number of fools.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/18/2014 7:28:02 AM     (No. 9736686)

Chance the Gardener is giving him too much credit. At least what came out of Chance´s mouth could be interpreted as brilliant.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 2/18/2014 7:50:05 AM     (No. 9736705)

Heck I´m still waiting to see his medical records from Vietnam. He got three nicks (?) and was out of the war in three months. The lo-fo voters probably think he served a full tour. When the shooting started he got out of there fast. He´s a faux soldier like he is a faux scientist in addition to being a real gigolo. This man is the worst America can produce and he´s our Secretary of State!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dodge boy, 2/18/2014 8:16:35 AM     (No. 9736735)

Algore probably wrote the speech. Lurch wouldn´t know how to write something like this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/18/2014 8:29:38 AM     (No. 9736754)

Jinjis Cahn, who BTW served in VietNam, should stick to what he does best. Being a corrupt, non-taxpaying gigolo, shamelessly peddling outdated left wing ideology.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fireboy, 2/18/2014 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9736761)

Warren Buffett makes money moving Canadian/North Dakota oil by rail. Buffett owns Heinz. Heinz owns Kerry. The Keystone pipeline will never be approved

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Reply 13 - Posted by: uno, 2/18/2014 8:43:22 AM     (No. 9736772)

Never take advice from someone who has gone through life using a Magic 8-Ball...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/18/2014 8:52:09 AM     (No. 9736779)

"Profound or void? Detective Columbo or Chance the gardener?"

How about Benedict Arnold?..."cut of ears...cut off heads...cut off limbs...randomly shot at civilians...razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan...shot cattle and dogs for fun...poisoned food stocks...and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam..."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/18/2014 9:14:11 AM     (No. 9736817)

Kerry is a buffoon. He always has been and he always will be. The pathetic thing is that even as he pursues his liberal goals he screws it up. Gore got on the AGW bandwagon while there was money to be made. Kerry is jumping on as AGW is becoming more discredited by the day.

He is also scrambling around the world trying to "make peace" someplace so he will have a legacy of something more than a simpleton. Maybe he could get his own Nobel Peace trophy. But all who meet with him find him overbearing, obnoxious, and foolish. He has failed at everything yet walks around with his nose in the air thinking he has the answers to everything.

He is perfect for this narcissistic and incompetent administration.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sherlock1, 2/18/2014 9:15:11 AM     (No. 9736819)

"When John Kerry speaks, people wonder: Is he seriously clever or totally oblivious?"

If you know anyone who actually wonders about that, don´t buy any stocks based on their recommendations.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/18/2014 9:25:49 AM     (No. 9736831)

I totally agree with #2, if it is settled science, why is so much grant money wasted on that which they are already are so certain is settled?

When I was young , I used to have respect for scientists and medical researchers, now, I make my own observations of the world around me and I consider the thoughts of those without an agenda. Not only have I lost respect for their diciplines, I now doubt their honesty.

“The greatest obstacle to progress in science is the illusion of knowledge. An illusion that we know already what is going on, when we don’t.” ~ Cardiff Professor Mike Disney – Longest serving member of Hubble Space Telescope Science Committee


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/18/2014 9:26:08 AM     (No. 9736832)

How many estates, does his wife own? How often do they fly to them on a private jet?

The last month or two of very cold weather here in Virginia has resulted in the local weathermen saying things like: this low has broken a record last set in the 1880s. The 1880s - ah yes, so much carbon based pollution from all the cars and trains back then.

This entire climate change is just one more way for the political and economic elites tofurther their control and oppression of the rest of us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/18/2014 9:27:29 AM     (No. 9736835)

Well I finally have some common ground with Mr. Kerry. I can see how climate change / global warming could lead to human suffering equal to that feared from WMD´s. However; it´s the damage to what´s left of our great nation caused by the scam that will create the damage. These idiots left unchecked will bring us down and the world along with us.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/18/2014 10:15:40 AM     (No. 9736902)

The absolute lunacy of controlling the entire world´s climate is built entirely on the Marxian COMMUNIST MADNESS that elite men can master and forcefully control human nature.
Trying to make a villain out of nature´s nutrient food CO2
is the desperate Communist´s last totalitarian attempt at world domination.
Communism has never worked, and yet Hollywood has protected it with sixty years of silence on the unbelievable horrors of Stalinist Soviet Communist terror
NO anti Communist films allowed EVER !
And our own, insane press, media, academe and most of Congress, continue to push dictatorial government down our tax choked throats with a forced fed, medical slave commune prison camp to tyrannically control all life an death. Our own Gulag.
Along with Hussein, Soros, Jaret, Reid, Puglosi, Schumer, Feinstein, Biden, Boxer, Waxman, madman John Kerry, wants to be the ultimate death camp tyrant.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wendybird, 2/18/2014 10:18:20 AM     (No. 9736908)

I suspect that at some point we will become aware of how much is expended each year by global climate initiative type groups. Presently, anyone who eve suspects such an effort is considered delusional.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/18/2014 10:20:06 AM     (No. 9736912)

And don´t forget all of our many RINO traitors like McCain and Rubio.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: merc55h, 2/18/2014 10:26:34 AM     (No. 9736925)

Kerry? The war hero? Naaaa, a buffoon!!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lana720, 2/18/2014 10:37:41 AM     (No. 9736947)

The effects of overdone Botox are yet to be discovered. Just listen to the disjointed thoughts and words of this guy and Pelosi.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/18/2014 11:17:27 AM     (No. 9736999)

My Kerry vote is for pure stupidity and a state of consistent, uninterrupted mental oblivion. Sort of like a skinny Al Gore who buys beach houses when telling you the oceans are going to rise because of global warming during the current ice age.

Just don´t listen to them. You might just might suffer from the Peter Principle that affects this whole government from top to bottom.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: garyhope, 2/18/2014 11:28:15 AM     (No. 9737014)

Jon Francois Carry is a horse faced pompous fool, traitor, coward, gold digging gigolo and a narcissistic poseur who should be in prison for betraying his country and disrespecting our military.

Would you like to know what I really think of him? Don´t get me started.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/18/2014 11:44:21 AM     (No. 9737042)

"Scientist" Michael Mann fabricated the hockey stick curve by splicing tree ring data to temperature readings. Temperatures did not rise for 18 years, the Arctic is covered in ice as the Great Lakes are, and Mann decides to sue National Review and Mark Steyn. This is not science, it is a United Nations hoax.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: little guy, 2/18/2014 11:59:33 AM     (No. 9737071)

Has our beautiful & wonderful country ever looked worse in the eyes of the world than having the man-child as POTUS and this clueless fool as SOS? How depressing.

The world may be warming up once again as it has gone up and down in temperature for eons. But to definitely say the warmth is "man-made" is the same type of science that originally told us that the world WAS flat, our world was the center of the universe, dragons walked at the ends of the earth, there were flying men living on the moon, minotaurs & unicorns are real, etc.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Franz, 2/18/2014 12:01:31 PM     (No. 9737076)

It should be noted that Kerry has switched to the new term Climate Change. This is because there has been no discernible global warming, man-made or otherwise, over the last 15 years. By switching to Climate Change, it doesn’t matter whether it is wetter, drier, hotter, or cooler, they will say, “See! That’s proof of Climate Change and unless we do something about it we’re all going to die.” Although it is implied, it is no longer being specified that the Climate Change is man-made. That way they can correctly claim that there is scientific agreement that Climate Change is happening, but they leave out the fact that Climate Change was happening long before man appeared on the face of the Earth.

And, allowing that man can slow Climate Change, you have to know which way it is going. In the 1970s, the scare was that we were all going die in another ice age due to air pollution. (Present day “greenhouse gasses.”) At that time, there was a push to spread carbon-black on the polar icecaps to promote melting. In the age of global warming, the concern is melting of the polar icecaps.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/18/2014 12:08:04 PM     (No. 9737087)

If you believe in science then you remain un-educated.

Science does not want your ´belief´.

It asks only your observation, notation and comparison of repeatable results.

The most obvious ´tell´ in the AGW boondoggle is it´s ´unfalsafiability´ conundrum.

Does any school do ´logic´ any more ?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dman, 2/18/2014 12:13:07 PM     (No. 9737098)

Dittos #2. As Stephens points out, science is never really settled - it is continuously refined in accordance with the Correspondence Principal. (Google it.)

Whenever someone starts speaking in "absolute" terms, you know that they are totally ignorant of true science.

The corruption detailed in the article only substantiates that the AGW profiteers are simply - liars.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 2/18/2014 12:49:44 PM     (No. 9737158)

Consensus has nothing to do with science. The climate consensus itself is a lie.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Franz, 2/18/2014 12:55:02 PM     (No. 9737171)

SoS Kerry is making the terrible job Hillary did as SoS look good by comparison.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/18/2014 1:44:51 PM     (No. 9737261)

Liberal Democrats like Kerry have been politically attempting to manage the minority ghettos of America since the 1960´s with dismal results while spending untold amounts of taxpayer´s money in their efforts. Who thinks that they would be able to substantially alleviate the efforts of global warming in the years ahead?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 2/18/2014 2:43:49 PM     (No. 9737354)

Way back when I was in school and dinosaurs roamed the earth they taught something called "The Scientific Method."

The central precept of the Scientific Method was that nothing can be proven scientifically, just disproven. You come up with a hypothesis, design a test, and if it is not disproven then it becomes a viable theory until someone comes along and figures out a way to disprove it.

Global Climate Change™ is the theory than cannot be disproven. So what if every single prediction has failed to come true? Simply pretend that the results are just further evidence in support of the hypothesis.

Is it warmer today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it colder today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it dryer today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it wetter today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it cloudier, less cloudy, windier, less windy? It doesn´t matter. No matter what the weather happens to be it is proof of Global Climate Change™.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/18/2014 2:56:14 PM     (No. 9737371)

It appears that perceptive Ldotters have reached a consensus on John Kerry (who served in Vietnam, by the way) as the perfect embodiment of our current feckless, lying, corrupt regime of communist elites.

Perhaps the statues on Easter Island are really a warning against installing stone faced do-nothing dandies in position of power.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Wontbesnookered, 2/18/2014 4:19:45 PM     (No. 9737467)

Kerry has already accomplished his goal here -- getting everyone to talk about climate change and stop talking about Obamacare. Let´s keep our eye on the ball.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/18/2014 6:39:08 PM     (No. 9737602)

Kerry is merely presenting his new Presidential credentals to run with Hillary.
WoW what a choice of wrung out never were nor has beens.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/18/2014 7:06:36 PM     (No. 9737638)

Lurch
Liar
Doofus
Reporting for "doody"
Fake purple hearts
Fake service
Fake marriages
Fake yacht
Fake Secretary of State


Is there anybody in Obama´s administration who isn´t a complete FAKE????

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Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It´s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied "most of

Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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

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

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about
running for president’

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Fox News, by Christina Corbin    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 3:01:45 PM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush said Wednesday he´s "thinking about running for president," in his most direct statement yet about a possible 2016 run. The former Florida governor spoke at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning. He previously has said he´ll make a decision on whether to run for president before the end of this year, making clear that he was considering the possibility. But his comments on Wednesday appeared to be more direct. Asked what his "immediate plans" were, he said, according to an attendee: "I´m thinking about running for president." The answer was met with applause and a standing ovation, after

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

The Five’s Beckel Rips Bolling
for Laughing at Climate Science:
‘You Are a Total, Complete Jerk!’

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 8:29:47 AM     Post Reply
Today is Earth Day. Fox News’ The Five opened its show with a nearly 15 minute segment titled “Earth Day Hysteria.” The goal appeared to be to prove that scientists’ warnings about climate change are overblown and should be ignored if not outright mocked and co-host Eric Bolling was the ringleader of the effort. But he found an adversary in Bob Beckel, who challenged the status quo by presenting actual data on the rise of CO2 levels from NASA, of all places. But before Beckel got to his chart, Bolling took some time to “praise” President Barack Obama for what

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative
Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’

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WPRO Radio [E. Providence, RI], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 12:30:26 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In a dissent to Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life. Sotomayor’s 58-page dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has one theme: Race matters. (Snip) She takes a dig at Chief Justice John Roberts who wrote once, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race.” Sotomayor says: “It is a sentiment out of touch with reality.” Sotomayor says, “Race matters.


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