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  • Obama cried at send-off, says he could have been re-elected

    12/26/2016 7:21:30 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 95 replies ^ | 12/26/2016 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama admitted he cried at a recent senior staff send-off dinner — and is now claiming that he’d be able to get re-elected if he had run for president again. “I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said in a “The Axe Files” podcast interview by former aide David Axelrod. “I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would...
  • Obama: In Some Neighborhoods It’s Cheaper and Easier For Kids To Get a Gun Than a Book

    01/07/2016 6:02:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 114 replies
    Obama: In Some Neighborhoods It’s Cheaper and Easier For Kids To Get a Gun Than a Book Jenna Lifhits BY: Follow @jlifhits January 7, 2016 8:44 pm In a CNN town tall special on Thursday, President Obama said that there are some neighborhoods in America where it is easier and cheaper for kids to purchase guns than books. “Part of the reason, I think, that this ends up being such a difficult issue, is because people occupy different realities,” he said. “There are a whole bunch of law-abiding citizens who have grown up hunting with their dad or going to...
  • Did Obama Weep Over Nork Nukes?

    01/06/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I wonder if President Obama will shed any tears over the North Koreans. I mean, he got all teary-eyed yesterday thinking about the loss of life because of guns in America. So the North Koreans announced another nuclear test out there. The Iranians the same thing, by the way. Afghanistan is falling apart. Afghanistan's being propped up -- apparently -- I watched Ralph Peters today on Fox this morning. Ralph Peters said that Afghanistan right now is being propped up by Special Forces soldiers, and that's about the extent to which we have any actual operations on...
  • Phony Fascist Tears: Obama Cries During Gun Control Speech

    01/05/2016 10:55:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    Obama wiped away tears from his face about five different times during his speech, pausing frequently to add more emotion and gravity to the event. He also deviated several times from his prepared remarks to add more feeling to the text. Members of Obama’s staff were also wiping away tears as the president spoke as members of Congress sat silently in the room. Senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Health and Human Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and FBI directer James Comey attended the speech.
  • bama, wiping tears, makes new push to tighten gun rules (What a rotten phony!)

    01/05/2016 2:20:33 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 59 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | 1/5/2016 | Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Wiping back tears as he remembered children killed in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered stricter gun rules that he can impose without Congress and urged American voters to reject pro-gun candidates. Obama made it clear he does not expect gun laws to change during his remaining year in office, but pledged to do what he can to make gun control a theme in the months leading up to the November election to replace him. In a powerful address in the White House, surrounded by family members of people killed in shootings,...
  • The tears of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

    09/25/2015 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-25-15 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    At the crucial moment, when lines were being drawn, and commitments put to the test, every single vote for or against the deal could have been the one to turn the tide. On the day she announced that she would support the Iran deal, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz got up on CNN and cried. She was anguished, she said, torn between Israel’s security needs and President Obama’s negotiated deal. Wasserman-Schultz, arguably the most powerful female Jewish member of Congress, is the US representative for Florida’s 23rd congressional district with a very large Jewish constituency. She spoke about her “Jewish heart” and the...
  • Ugly plane ride drives Muslim chaplain to tears [Didn't Get A Can of Diet Coke]

    06/01/2015 5:55:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    .... The Washington Post Morning Mix Ugly plane ride drives Muslim chaplain to tears Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Options Resize Text Print Article Comments 64 By Sarah Kaplan June 1 at 6:36 AM Cans of Coca-Cola Co. and Diet Coke soda are displayed for sale at a convenience store in Redondo Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, July 15, 2013. (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg) A dispute over a can of soda 30,000 feet above the ground left a woman in tears, spawned a hashtag and provided yet more kindling to the raging debate about Islamophobia in the U.S. It started...
  • DeBlasio, Biden expected to speak at funeral for NYPD officer [I would turn my back]

    12/27/2014 6:27:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/27/14
    ....Biden and...deBlasio were expected to speak Saturday at the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos.....
  • ‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale (

    10/09/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/8/14 | Amanda Marcotte
    A mere month after releasing the security video footage showing Ray Rice committing a horrific act of domestic violence, TMZ has outed another celebrity who would rather keep his abusive behavior secret. The tabloid website released the purported audio of Stephen Collins, a long-time actor most famous for his role as the pastor-dad on the WB show 7th Heaven, confessing to his wife during therapy his repeated sexual abuse of underage girls. The NYPD is investigating and at least one woman, the daughter of his first wife, is coming forward with accusations. - snip - While it’s always alarming to...
  • Fury as Obama is seen laughing on the golf course MINUTES after pledging justice for James Foley

    08/21/2014 10:16:39 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21st August 2014 | David Martosko
    'President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that 'when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.' Less than 10 minutes after leaving the podium Obama teed-off and was seen laughing with friends and fist-bumping them during a five-hour game Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha's Vineyard - his seventh round in ten days. The decision brought a chorus of condemnation from TV commentators, journalists, conservative partisans and Twitter users.'
  • Moms Demand Action dancing in the blood of murdered Fort Hood Soldiers

    04/03/2014 9:12:47 PM PDT · by RetiredNavy · 25 replies
    Moms demand action email | 4/3/14 | Shannon Watts
    Military families shouldn't have to fear for their lives here at home -- especially on a major U.S. Army base. But just yesterday, another horrific mass shooting rocked the community of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. This is the second mass shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the community and with the families of those who were killed and wounded. Please send your personal message of support, and we'll make sure it is delivered to the families affected by the Fort Hood shooting. In the days ahead, we'll learn the details of this...
  • Obama marks Newtown school shooting anniversary with call for gun control

    12/14/2013 10:25:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Newtown school shootings on Saturday by calling for tighter gun control and expanded mental healthcare, and by lighting 26 candles to commemorate the victims. "We haven't yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer," the president said in his weekly address. "We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds." Obama did not mention the shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday where a student armed with a shotgun wounded...
  • The Crocodile Tears of Obama

    11/08/2013 6:08:45 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The official Crocodile Tears of President Obama Tour is rolling right along. Earlier this week, he gave a speech where he lied about the fact that he repeatedly lied to the American people about being able to keep their health insurance. Suddenly, we went from "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan...period!" to "your substandard, trashy plan is being replaced by a better one that you'll love and worship." (Ok, I added the love and worship part.) Now the latest tidbit is Obama's interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, where once again Obama displays false sadness and pain...
  • Boehner: “This Isn’t a Progress Report Because There’s No Progress to Report”

    12/08/2012 9:56:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said no progress has been made with the White House in talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff: across-the-board tax-rate hikes and automatic spending cuts (sequestration) at the beginning of the new year. “This isn’t a progress report because there’s no progress to report,” Boehner said during a Capitol Hill press conference on Friday. “When it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the White House has wasted another week.” …
  • GOP blocks judicial nomination, says it's too close to presidential election

    07/30/2012 4:07:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2012 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the nomination of Robert Bacharach to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Tenth Circuit court in Oklahoma on Monday because they said it violated an election-year practice. The 56-34-3 vote came despite previously-stated support of Bacharach from the Oklahoma Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe. They chose not to vote against what their party leadership urged, instead they voted present. Sixty votes were needed to clear the proceedural hurdle. “I cannot vote against this guy, but I can vote present,” Inhofe said before the vote. Republicans said ahead of time that they’d...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: Providing Information Is “Cruel”

    09/08/2011 4:44:08 PM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies ^ | 9/5/11 | Paul Pauker
    Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, sent out an email asking: “Why is Rick Perry so cruel to women?” Richards complained, among other things, about Gov. Perry’s support of the Texas law that would require abortion providers to show an expectant mother a sonogram of her baby, along with a description and the heartbeat. All facts. No opinions. Just the information that correctly and completely explains the procedure as required for a fully educated choice. But Richards attacked these measures as “burdens” and “dangerous.” Why is Richards so upset? How is looking at a “clump of cells” a burden?...
  • NCAA, Newton: Strange days

    12/02/2010 7:14:47 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 65 replies ^ | 12/2/10 | TIM DAHLBERG
    Here’s hoping the slap on Cecil Newton’s wrist really stung. Then maybe he will remember it next time he tries to sell a son to the highest bidder in college football. Most likely it didn’t. Because the only punishment Cam Newton’s father got for peddling his son like a piece of meat was a public scolding and perhaps the loss of some choice seats in Saturday’s SEC championship game. Cam Newton made out even better. Thanks to the crackerjack sleuths at the NCAA, he will be behind center for Auburn in this weekend’s game. The masterminds behind the BCS cartel...
  • Rahm Emanuel Sheds Tear at Kotel

    05/27/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 882+ views
    inn ^ | 5/27/10 | Gil Ronen
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was photographed as he appeared to shed a tear at the Kotel (Western Wall) Thursday (see photos below). President Shimon Peres hosted Emanuel with his wife Amy and their children, Zach (13), Ilana (11) and Leah (10) in the Presidential Residence Thursday. Peres gave presents to Emanuel's wife and children and taught Zach, who is in Israel to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, a lesson about the weekly Torah portion.
  • Russia's crying with Poland (PICTURE GALLERY)

    04/12/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 29 replies · 1,592+ views
  • Scene moves Bill Clinton to tears

    01/19/2010 12:06:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies · 1,785+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/19/10 | JACQUELINE CHARLES
    U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton was stunned by the devastation. The former president remained hopeful that Haiti can recover and vowed to fight for more aid. PORT-AU-PRINCE -- As the United States moved to take over Haitian government-run aid distribution centers Monday, a teary-eyed former President Bill Clinton saw first-hand the destructive scars of Haiti's biggest natural disaster.
  • Tuvalu envoy [Australian Global Warming Hoax Thug] makes tearful appeal; calls for strong agreement

    12/18/2009 4:32:36 AM PST · by bd476 · 10 replies · 716+ views
    Business Standard PTI ^ | December 12, 2009 | Betwa Sharma/PTI / Copenhagen
    The Chief Marxist in the White House undoubtedly took notes on the teary eyed dramatics put on by the Australian Barrister/ Global Warming Thug. Tuvalu envoy makes tearful appeal; calls for strong agreement Betwa Sharma/PTI / Copenhagen December 12, 2009, 17:39 IST The chief climate change negotiator of the tiny Pacific island of Tuvalu today made an emotional appeal for a strong agreement that would legally bind all countries to commitments to control carbon emissions. Ian Fry Australian Barrister/Attorney Representing Tuvalu in the Global Warming Caused by Man Hoax Speaking in the main hall of the Bella Centre where...
  • Urinating tourist attacked by crocodile in Mexico

    09/30/2009 8:13:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 36 replies · 3,132+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/30/2009 | Staff
    A U.S. tourist got more then he bargained for when he was attacked by a crocodile while attempting to answer the call of nature in the Mexican resort of Cancun this week. According to Mexican police 20-year-old Andrew Dales, from Dallas in Texas, confessed that he had been on a mission to relieve himself at the edge of the local Nicupté lagoon , in the popular tourist resort of Cancun, when the crocodile suddenly snapped at him. He suffered ‘multiple bite wounds’ to his leg and neck and was also left with a head injury after the reptile knocked him...
  • Soros sees no bottom for world financial "collapse"

    02/20/2009 6:11:35 PM PST · by LottieDah · 53 replies · 2,232+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/20/2009
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Renowned investor George Soros said on Friday the world financial system has effectively disintegrated, adding that there is yet no prospect of a near-term resolution to the crisis. Soros said the turbulence is actually more severe than during the Great Depression, comparing the current situation to the demise of the Soviet Union. He said the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September marked a turning point in the functioning of the market system. "We witnessed the collapse of the financial system," Soros said at a Columbia University dinner. "It was placed on life support, and it's still...
  • House of shattered dreams: US deports more and more Mexicans

    11/30/2008 12:44:35 PM PST · by NCjim · 58 replies · 1,761+ views
    M&C ^ | Nov 29, 2008
    Tijuana - The double fence that separates Mexico from the United States near Tijuana is just a few hundred metres away from the Casa del Migrante - the migrant's house. The white church of Father Luis Kendzierski, which sits on a hill and is visible from the city centre, is always surrounded by scores of people. The men who approach the church have often lived and worked in the United States for up to 25 years before being picked up by police, taken before US immigration authorities and deported to Tijuana. In the migrants' home there is accommodation for up...
  • To Duke accused: I'm sorry

    04/24/2007 2:19:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies · 3,739+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | April 24, 2007 | Ruth Sheehan
    Members of the men's Duke lacrosse team: I am sorry. Surely by now you know I am sorry. I am writing these words now, and in this form, as a bookend to 13 months of Duke lacrosse coverage, my role in which started with a March 27 column that began: "Members of the men's Duke lacrosse team: You know. We know you know." That was when Durham police and District Attorney Mike Nifong were describing a "wall of silence" among the men who attended the now-vaunted lacrosse party at 610 Buchanan Blvd. Nifong, now described by the state attorney general...
  • Crowd laughs at Hillary in Iowa

    01/28/2007 1:04:25 PM PST · by Cincinna · 147 replies · 7,051+ views
    FOX NEWS ONLINE ^ | January28,2007 | self
    Crowd laughs at Hillary in Iowa "I have a lot of experience dealing with evil bad men." Crowd erupts in laughter.Laughing at her, not with her.
  • Lou Dobbs makes Randi Rhodes cry on CNN

    06/07/2006 1:59:07 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 71 replies · 5,033+ views
    CNN with Lou Dobs ^ | 6-7-06 | DesScorp
    "It's Humans for Oil...Democratic majorities don't redistribute wealth...give a Democratic majority another chance" - Randi Rhodes
  • Saddam Hussein, Misunderstood (NY Times Alert)

    04/29/2006 5:41:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 48 replies · 1,379+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2006
    In the months leading up to the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein did try to cooperate with United Nations inspectors, a decision that, paradoxically, helped convince the West that he was hiding weapons of mass destruction. By late 2002, Saddam finally tilted toward trying to persuade the international community that Iraq was cooperating with the inspectors of Unscom (the United Nations Special Commission) and that it no longer had W.M.D. programs. Saddam was insistent that Iraq would give full access to United Nations inspectors "in order not to give President Bush any excuses to start a war." Ironically, it now appears...
  • Broussard may be victim of Katrina

    01/16/2006 8:04:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/16/06 | Kate Moran
    Aaron Broussard faced what should have been the greatest trial of his political career in 1982, when a jetliner slammed into Kenner eight days after he was sworn in as mayor and killed every person on board and eight on the ground. The new mayor earned his chops spearheading the grisly rescue and excoriating airline executives for not moving quickly to clean up the crash site, at one point screaming, with the mangled fuselage of the plane at his back, “Get your damned airplane out of my city!” Two decades later, the hurricane that dwarfed all other disasters has left...
  • East Jeff levee chief ousted(Aaron Broussard strikes again)

    12/13/2005 1:30:35 PM PST · by Neville72 · 25 replies · 556+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | 12/13/2005 | Sheila Grissett
    Gov. Kathleen Blanco has removed Kenner businessman Patrick Bossetta from the East Jefferson Levee District at the request of Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, a decision that comes almost two months after the men began publicly trading allegations of mismanagement before and after Hurricane Katrina. Bossetta's removal clears the way for Broussard to fill the post with his long-time friend and current administrative aide, Bobby Bourgeois, who was the levee district's executive director for more than two years, until leaving that position in the summer of 2003 to work for Broussard. A Broussard spokesman said Monday that the administration will...
  • Jesse in Caracas

    08/29/2005 9:14:19 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 30, 2005 | Editorial
    Demagogues: Jesse Jackson was in top form, flying into Caracas to take a cheap shot at Pat Robertson and sing the praises of Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. But amid the huzzahs, something ugly was happening outside. Seems that Chavez was in top form, too, doing what dictators like his pal Fidel Castro do. Opposition leaders say that while Jackson was visiting over the weekend, Chavez's men sent mobs to ambush about 1,000 peaceful protesters with rocks, bottles and fireworks in downtown Caracas. Venezuelan media reported nine injured, two seriously. An eyewitness said those hit hardest, and often from behind, were vocal...
  • Courageous mother did not deserve criticism

    08/23/2005 4:51:15 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 135 replies · 3,194+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2005 | CINDY WESTLING
    Fox News has hit a new low. I didn’t think it was possible. To insinuate that a grieving mother is a communist, a wacko or has a political agenda just shows how evil this cable network is. Cindy Sheehan is a hero who has every right to demand answers to why her son and so many other Americans lost their lives for a lie. Our servicemen pledge to serve and defend our nation. They do so out of a sense of moral obligation and a love for this country. Leaders of this administration and especially President Bush have shown time...

    01/02/2005 6:34:47 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 138 replies · 3,626+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 2, 2004
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN JAN 02, 2005 21:25:35 ET XXXXX DEMS CONSIDER TORTURE SHOW 'N TELL AT GONZALES HEARING **Exclusive** During upcoming confirmation hearings for Attorney General-nominee Alberto Gonzales, senior Democrats want to screen infamous videotapes showing Iraqis being abused at Abu Ghraib prison, top sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. The curtain is raised Thursday for the Senate Judiciary Committee's showdown with Gonzales. The Bush White House counsel will be grilled about his role in formulating the administration's legal policies on coercive techniques in interrogations -- techniques some Democrats believe led to outright torture! Yet it's the grainy prison...
  • zot to the zot regarding why saddam did not use his zot against the US or zot

    12/15/2004 8:17:26 PM PST · by bazookamanda · 253 replies · 4,077+ views
    Zot enthusiast, zotted zotfully.
    I have been writing to numerous people ever since September 11, 2001. That event changed me. Before September 11, 2001 I assumed our government knew what it was doing in the world and I never questioned anything it did, but after September 11, 2001 i started to think ,why would anybody hate us so much as to try to kill as many Americans as possible. My quest for the truth lead me to one very sobering conclusion.........our policies, even before our independence in 1776, has gradually created a world in which we do not realize what people around the world...
  • Hezbollah Official Shot Dead in Beirut

    02/28/2003 12:37:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 68 replies · 320+ views
    AP | 2/28/03
    BEIRUT, Lebanon Feb. 28 — A top security official of the militant Hezbollah group was fatally shot at his home in the Lebanese capital, Lebanese and Hezbollah officials said Friday.Nimr Noureddin, the head of a Hezbollah security branch in Beirut, was gunned down late Thursday after answering the door, said Lebanese security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.Hezbollah members detained the suspected shooter, Youssef Mohammed Murad, and handed him over to Lebanese security forces, officials said.Later Friday, the Iranian-backed group released a statement saying Noureddin was "killed by treachery."The statement said Murad had sought to join Hezbollah for a decade...
  • Clinton, Gorbachev to star in "Peter and the Wolf" remake

    02/11/2003 8:28:51 PM PST · by LibertarianInExile · 11 replies · 451+ views
    Yahoo News - Singapore ^ | 2/8/03 | Unnamed
    Mikhail Gorbachev is teaming up with former US president Bill Clinton and actress Sophia Loren to record a new version of the classic children's musical "Peter and the Wolf." Retitled "The Wolf and Peter", the remake of Sergei Prokoviev's tale will tell the story from the point of view of the wolf, faced with the encroachments of urbanisation on his dwindling forest habitat.
  • Clinton keeps busy with talk show, concert

    02/09/2003 2:07:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/09/03 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>An hour with Larry, a night with Mick — even moments with Mikhail and Sergei: Former President Clinton has had a full dance card this week.</p> <p>Thursday night, Mr. Clinton spent an hour with CNN's Larry King, talking over terrorism, the Space Shuttle Columbia, an encounter with former Vice President Al Gore, his daughter's new boyfriend, tax cuts, his memoirs, his charitable work, his tendency to be a "pack rat" and the recent travails of former Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott.</p>
  • This is what the Dems want from Trent Lott....

    12/13/2002 8:41:19 AM PST · by Registered · 36 replies · 196+ views
    Reg ^ | 12.13.02 | Reg