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Cruz Control?
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/18/2014 5:29:00 AM

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well. Moreover, some of these things are what many, if not most, Americans believe wholeheartedly. Yet we need to remember that the same was true of another freshman Senator, just a relatively few years ago, who parlayed his ability to say things that resonated with the voters into two terms in the White House. Who would disagree that if you want your doctor, you should be able to keep your doctor? Who would disagree with the idea of a more transparent administration in Washington, or


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 2/18/2014 6:19:32 AM     (No. 9736619)

This is the first ridiculous column I have read by Dr Sowell. He is dead-wrong on all accounts. The republicans sunk their own boat by kissing Harry Reid´s posterior regarding their cloture votes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 2/18/2014 6:56:14 AM     (No. 9736649)

Even Dr Sowell is entitled to be wrong once in a while. His big error is the assumption that the Republicans will protect our rights if they are in power.
I have seen little evidence of that. They just take away different rights.

Go Cruz!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 2/18/2014 7:06:18 AM     (No. 9736658)

Sowell´s contention is that is wrong to embarrass the RINOs in the Republican Party by calling them out publicly and exposing their hidden support for the liberal agenda. Then Sowell wander far off into the weeds comparing Ted Cruz´s actions to those of German political leaders who failed to stop the rise of Hitler.

The problem is doctor, the establishment RINOs are doing nothing to stop Obama. Specifically, Senator Cornyn is flooding Texas with ads claiming he fights against Obama each and every day. Cruz called him out, forced him to openly vote his support the Obama agenda and exposed him as just another Republican enabler.

The tired, old, de-horned bulls of the Republican establishment may not like Cruz´s actions but I support them wholeheartedly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bugger, 2/18/2014 7:09:57 AM     (No. 9736662)

What happened Dr. Sowell? The establishment republicans are completely supportive of this administrations use of the IRS to persecute conservatives. It doesn´t get much worse than that. Yet we are to support them? I don´t think so. I hate to think they "got to him", if so, they must have threatened him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/18/2014 7:12:43 AM     (No. 9736666)

I find myself astounded. Dr. Sowell is an intelligent man. I have never seen an article like this from him. To blatantly conflate Ted Cruz with Obama or Hitler... to contort the actions of members of the Republican party to be the responsibility of Ted Cruz... Dr. Sowell is far to intellectually honest to lay the results of Republican re-elections at the feet of one man. At least he always has been. Something is very wrong.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 2/18/2014 7:21:25 AM     (No. 9736676)

#5 it is possible he wrote this column in Colorado or Washington.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/18/2014 7:57:08 AM     (No. 9736712)

FTA: "...the federal government can do whatever it wants to do if nobody stops them."

I understand (I´m happy to be corrected) that Senator Cruz, Lee, and few others wanted the budget passed without funding for ObamaCare. He, and a few others, were trying to "stop them".

Senator Cruz is trying to effect change and it´s change that Americans want.

ObamaCare is terrible, but there must be a lot of Republicrats who benefit from it.

First time I´ve ever read a Thomas Sowell opinion piece where I did not agree with him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: drcopela, 2/18/2014 7:59:48 AM     (No. 9736716)

Cruz wants Republicans to be for Texas and America.

It they say they are but are not (amnesty Cornyn) then he wants a CHANGE in Republicans senators not to defeat the Republicans.

Mike Lee was very impressive.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 2/18/2014 8:04:26 AM     (No. 9736723)

Is it remotely possible that Ted Cruz might be the slightest bit wrong in his judgement on those most rare of occasions or does he too breathe the purified air fit only for the truly pure at heart and Sarah Palin. I don´t think Dr. Sowell is wrong and I don´t think he´s comparing Cruz to Hitler. He´s using an historical analogy to show that attempts at political purity can have disastrous consequences. History, much like a bad burrito, has a tendency to repeat itself.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mws50, 2/18/2014 8:04:32 AM     (No. 9736724)

Dr Sowell is wrong. Period.

Senator Cruz´s "tactics" are exactly what is needed in DC. For too long, republicans have wanted to be in the minority and have done everything they can to stay there. Senator Cruz is blasting a bunch of holes in their comfortable "ship of state", and all the establishment is doing is whining about the holes. They do not have the first clue how to fix the holes.

Senator Cruz´s goal is simple to see. He is attempting to save our Nation from its headlong rush into socialism. There are a LOT of people that are completely comfortable with our rush to socialism, and those people harp on our Senator´s goals and tactics, without seeing the "ultimate goal".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/18/2014 9:00:57 AM     (No. 9736791)

~ ...I don´t think he´s comparing Cruz to Hitler. ~

I stand corrected. He did not compare Cruz to Hitler, he compared Cruz and his supporters to Hitler enablers.

The most charitable interpretation of Ted Cruz and his supporters is that they are willing to see the Republican Party weakened in the short run, in hopes that they will be able to take it over in the long run, and set it on a different path as a more purified conservative party.

Dr. Sowell could not be more wrong. As one who appreciates Senator Cruz, allow me to state clearly so that there is no need for interpretation - charitable or otherwise: We do not wish to ´take over the party´ and we do not wish to see it weakened. We wish to see it stand up; for the Constitution, against an out of control Executive branch; for the people, against Representatives who have forgotten who they serve; for the States, against a Government that has arrogated all power unto itself.

We wish to see the Republican Party strengthened to these ends. If this is ´purity´ then so be it. If this ´purity´ is considered ´wrong-headed´ then we part ways. And if some members of the Republican Party are exposed as weak, by their own actions, that can hardly be blamed on Senator Cruz or his supporters.

I am fed up with people who, two years ago, told us that if we didn´t like the way the Republican Party was headed we should try to change it, who are now telling us that, because we are trying to change it, we are selfish, short-sighted and power hungry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: so_free_me, 2/18/2014 9:06:19 AM     (No. 9736804)

This is beneath Dr Sowell. Why try to demonize Ted Cruz by suggesting he must turn into a dictator like Obama simply because Obama was once a freshman senator? They have nothing in common. Obama was the epitome of mainstream Democrat beliefs, and Cruz is despised by the status quo of his party. Obama was embraced, elevated and enshrined by his party´s elites while Cruz has to hope the grassroots can merely give him a fighting chance to sit at the table. No comparison.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/18/2014 9:09:46 AM     (No. 9736809)

I suspect somebody else wrote this column and Tom Sowell put his name to it.

There are huge differences between Cruz and Sen. Obama. Obama hid who he was and Pres. Obama is still hiding it. Cruz has been as open as it´s possible to be. We can see the consistency of his record going back to his childhood. What´s more, his own daddy is saying, publicly and vociferously, the same things Ted Cruz is saying. Sowell´s implication that because Obama lied then Cruz could be lying doesn´t work.

Similarly, the GOP has a track record of pussy-footing and giving in that stretches back a long way. The GOP can´t be trusted. It´s that simple. Yet Sowell wants us yet again to trust the untrustable Republican Party.

Ted Cruz certainly is running risks in the tack he has taken. But he´s swinging for the fences in the bottom of the ninth. He wants to clean up WASHINGTON, not just the GOP or the Dem Party. He can´t do that as a go-along-to-get-along GOPer.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/18/2014 9:09:59 AM     (No. 9736810)

Thomas Sowell is NEVER wrong. I hope the good Senator reads this column and thinks about what the doctor is saying.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/18/2014 9:31:05 AM     (No. 9736842)

# 15 - The comment is the biggest load of manure I´ve read today!

Totally disagree! There too many who are tired of the darn games DC plays and they think the constituents are too dumb to catch on. Along comes an elected official and actually is honest and has morals and he is degraded as was Gov. Sarah Palin.
The State of the Union has been diminished by the illegal and incompetent actions of the fraud in the WH; the two-faced actions and the games Congress plays are being exposed to those who had not been cognizant of what was transpiring.
THERE is absolutely NO resemblance of Sen. Cruz with obama!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: yuban, 2/18/2014 9:34:28 AM     (No. 9736848)

Moderates say Sowell is correct. Conservatives say he is wrong this time. No big surprise.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: grace1798, 2/18/2014 9:37:06 AM     (No. 9736854)

I am CONVINCED that Obama and anyone in the WH Administration could commmit MURDER on Worldwide Television and his CHEERLEADERS would let him get away with it. They did that for O.J. Simpson didn´t they? Of course they did! They´ll do it again.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/18/2014 9:43:39 AM     (No. 9736861)

No matter. We´re frogs in water about to boil.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Judith, 2/18/2014 9:51:46 AM     (No. 9736872)

I´ll add my vote to the one´s that are disappointed in Dr. Sowell.
As of now, I see no difference between the two main parties.
I do see a few, a very few, willing to fight the good fight to re-establishing an opposing political party so that we have a choice in voting.
For too long, the hold-your-nose-and-vote people have held sway over people who support and honor our constitution, country and social AND fiscal conservative values. The result is a dem party and a mini-me dem party.
Let Cruz, Lee, Paul, Gowdy, Palin ROAR, I want to hear them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: PowerCorrupts, 2/18/2014 10:37:33 AM     (No. 9736946)

Thomas Sowell, as Justice John Roberts has been "turned". Whether from the IRS or the NSA, the end result is the same.

Also, I believe this site has drawn the attention of progressives who not only post "tripe", but then artificially inflate the "like" scores.

Unfortunately, it had to happen sooner or later.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/18/2014 11:13:18 AM     (No. 9736992)

And it´s equally possible, #21, that Democrats posing as conservatives are posting here, encouraging people to vote for crackpots like Steve Stockman. I really doubt that Thomas Sowell has been "turned."

It might be instructive to read an article from Real Clear Politics, by Mark Salter, entitled "Why Democrats Love Ted Cruz."


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Moritz55, 2/18/2014 11:14:59 AM     (No. 9736994)

Whether or not Dr. Sowell is corrrct, it disturbs me to see posters automatically dump on him because he dares turn a critical eye on Sen. Cruz. We complain because of the left´s once unquestioning support for Obama and its vilification of anyone who questioned his actions. I would hate to see something similar happen on the right.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: drcopela, 2/18/2014 11:28:52 AM     (No. 9737017)

Number 21 is correct! Their high scores for the hatters do not match up to the number conservatives posters on the articles.

The hatters that love Cornyn and the other rhinos who are on the side of Obama and Reid will never see the light. They are like pit bulls that sink their teeth in and don´t let go. There is no hope for them to want representatives who love America and Texas. They make me appreciate even more that conservatives on this site.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/18/2014 11:44:20 AM     (No. 9737041)

I went back and reread the article. The vast majority was of the theme that we must fight because the Obama administration is relentlessly taking over our freedom. The Supreme Court failed us by not stopping Obamacare.

My first quibble is with the notion that we needed the Supreme Court to end Obamacare. In the end, Congress will repeal Obamacare. Congress could have started by defunding or delaying Obamacare for a year.

By his fights of CR and debt ceiling, Cruz has forced both Dems and GOPs to go on record. And we the People are going to act in March and Nov. The Republicans in January will have a lot more fight in them. Some of Thomas Sowell´s friends will not be among them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/18/2014 11:55:07 AM     (No. 9737062)

I agree with posters #22 and #23 that some progressive posters have infiltrated this site to sway opinion. But there are also some overly-zealous conservatives who are too quick to see enemies among their more cautious allies and willing to attack anyone who disagrees with them in any way. I am a great fan of Ted Cruz, and wish him well in his efforts to combat the Obama regime. But I´m not willing to support those witch hunters who see RINOs and turncoats in every corner of the Republican party and choose to tear it apart instead of working with other, honest, but less hot-headed conservatives to combat the progressive rot that is destroying this this country.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 2/18/2014 1:22:42 PM     (No. 9737226)

First time I´ve disagreed with Thomas Sowell. But that is not what disturbs me. Sowell admits Cruz is telling the truth but then compares him to Hitler enablers. If he insists on using despicable analogies to describe a good man, then perhaps I might venture a less offensive analogy to say that perhaps the Obama enablers are in actual fact the Republican establishment?

The fact is, the establishment have been in charge of the Republican party since George Sr. (one of the few mistakes Reagan made) became president. Ted Cruz is not holding back the establishment from winning presidential elections. How craven to blame one person, a person who is not even in the establishment, for the failure of the establishment. This is called scapegoating.

Remember, the establishment blamed one woman (Sarah Palin) for the establishment´s loss in 2008. This tactic, blaming one decent individual for the consequences of sorry behaviour from our party leaders is despicable.

Comparing Ted Cruz to Hitler enablers...badly done, Mr. Sowell.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/18/2014 1:46:12 PM     (No. 9737265)

Seems like Sowell is comparing *Obama* to Hitler and the feuding parts of the current Center-Right-Libertarian America to those who were diddling around while Barry/Hitler dismantled the democratic German state.

This is apt: (Cruz´s supporters) ´´are willing to see the Republican Party weakened in the short run, in hopes that they will be able to take it over in the long run, and set it on a different path as a more purified conservative party´´. Seems like a popular position among posters on this site. George Wallace used to say that there wasn´t ´´a dime´s worth of difference´´ between the two parties. Maybe in the days of Truman and Eisenhower - but todays´ Dems are Teddy Kennedy leftards. They are destructive freaks - and, now controlling the media and educational system, time is on their side.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/18/2014 2:18:44 PM     (No. 9737318)

Sorry Dr.

What has failed is the Republican policy of continual appeasement and capitulation to liberal power grabs.

What Cruz does is call out Republican appeasers and forces them to take ownership of their weak policy decisions. If they don´t like that, maybe they should reconsider their policies. Maybe THEY are the self serving ones, holding on to their comfortable power bases year after year without consideration of the damage being done to the country.

When the Bushes and Karl Rove were in charge if they had effectively blocked the liberal easy housing money policies that led to the financial collapse and swung the election for BO, maybe we wouldn´t be in the situation we are in now. Compassionate stupidity was a lousy policy for the country and the people. How many people that got to buy a house for nothing down still actually have it? Not too many I´ll bet.

You can´t put out a house fire with teaspoons of water. You need a high pressure fire hose. Cruz is a fire hose. The Republican establishment are a bunch of teaspoons, weak and ineffective.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/18/2014 2:26:01 PM     (No. 9737329)

"Cruz is a fire hose"

A fire hose accomplishes something.

Cruz is more comparable to one of those inflated balloons that you let go of so it can buzz around the room until landing limply on the floor. Nothing accomplished but a spectacle.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mws50, 2/18/2014 5:13:16 PM     (No. 9737515)

Yep, Senator Cruz should have kept his pie hole closed about obamacare. After all, everyone knows that is an excellent government-managed insurance program.

And Cruz should have kept his pie hole closed when the republicans rolled over and played dead on the debt hike, because everyone knows our DC politicians are doing everything they can to help the American people. And Senator Cruz should have sit down and shut up when his betters told him to, because he is real new to governing and does not understand all the ins and outs of the established politicians re-election funds.

Instead, he is the fire hose, putting out every establishment politician´s shush fund campfire.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/18/2014 5:15:52 PM     (No. 9737520)

#30 - Republicrats and Democans want the people to be numb and dumb.

Cruz believes that the people should not be fed propaganda that furthers an elitist agenda.

Today we read that Sebelius is spouting the propaganda that no jobs are being lost because of ObamaCare, though I read a post today, and heard it also as well last week, that any company that complains of job losses being caused by ObamaCare will be visited by the IRS

I think this is called disinformation on her part.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/18/2014 8:30:35 PM     (No. 9737713)

Sowell is a RINO!/s/ Actually, he probably is to some posters now.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/19/2014 1:58:25 AM     (No. 9737973)

Even Homer nods.

And the anti-Cruz folks nod in sympathy.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Progressive Insurance
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

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,

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