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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891944 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't have to cite it. I was watching it. Had on FOX, CNN, and HLN. John King came on all stumbling over himself trying to give the impression he's not racist before saying 'dark skinned individual'. If the circumstances weren't so serious it would have been funny. He really had a hard time spitting out 'dark skinned individual'.
I think you're right on this, but it doesn't mean that he is a racist, just didn't want to offend anyone if it turned out to not be true. It wasn't personal, it was reporting what he thought to be the case.

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#891946 Apr 23, 2013
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) each said Monday that the Boston Marathon bombings should not scuttle efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
"If we fix our immigration system, it may actually help us understand who all is here, why they're here and what legal status they have," Boehner said on Fox News.
Appearing at a church with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) in Chicago, Ryan argued that the Boston attacks should push Congress to redouble its efforts to modernize the immigration system.
"We have a broken immigration system, and if anything, what we see in Boston is that we have to fix and modernize our immigration system for lots of reasons," Ryan said. "National security reasons, economic security reasons. For all those reasons, we need to fix our broken immigration system."
Boehner's and Ryan's comments put them out of step with several Republican colleagues who have publicly declared that the Boston attacks highlight the need to be cautious about or even slow down immigration reform efforts.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/22/john...
New type of drug sub uncovered in Columbia. This duel diesel motored fully submersible cocaine submarine is capable of staying underwater and can carry up to 7 tons of cocaine into the U.S. 7 tons!!! What else could this thing bring into the U.S.? Them drug dealers are getting very good at building submarines!!!

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891947 Apr 23, 2013
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I'm betting Native Americans wished they said the same thing in 1492.
should we have shut down immigration in 1941 to Germans, Italians, Romanians, Japanese, Croats etc.
Nothing like stereotyping and blaming everyone of one religion for the action of a minority of extremists
but since you are okay with that, what about the actions of those christian extremists tat bomb clinics, assassinate doctors in church and protest the funerals of our fallen soldiers....
should we jail all christians that wear crosses, rosary beads and ban the immigration of all christians???
Did we stop immigration of all Irish people because of the IRA?

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#891949 Apr 23, 2013
When you want Fair/Balance News the smart/intelligent turn to Fox!!
FLASH: FOXNEWS overtakes all of cable last week, according to NIELSEN. USA fell to #2!! Liberals are rushing to Mediamatter for their Rebuttal/Talking Points!!

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#891950 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I think you're right on this, but it doesn't mean that he is a racist, just didn't want to offend anyone if it turned out to not be true. It wasn't personal, it was reporting what he thought to be the case.
Oh I didn't call him racist. I know he's not. It was just funny him dancing around trying to figure out how to say 'dark skinned individual' without saying 'dark skinned individual'.

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sonicfilter

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#891951 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't have to cite it. I was watching it. Had on FOX, CNN, and HLN. John King came on all stumbling over himself trying to give the impression he's not racist before saying 'dark skinned individual'. If the circumstances weren't so serious it would have been funny. He really had a hard time spitting out 'dark skinned individual'.
so you saw it and i just take your word for it?

you're setting a precedent you won't much like.

but anyway....

“A physical description was given to me of the suspect, Wolf. I want to be very careful here because this is very sensitive information, but the description given to me is a dark-skinned individual,” King said.“And I want to just stop there. A further description were given by this source, but it was a background conversation. They’re not willing to discuss it on the record right now, given the sensitivity when you get into these things. You heard Gov. Patrick saying yesterday it’s so important that the people of Massachusetts and the country for that matter in his words turn to each other and not against each other. It was described to me as a dark-skinned male individual that is shown in the video. There was some further descriptions used, but just for sensitivity purposes until we get more information, I think it’s best to stop there.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/17/cnn-boston-...

"No, it was an honest mistake," O'Reilly agreed. "Absolutely an honest mistake." He went on to suggest that John King should have "outed" the source who gave him inaccurate information.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/bill...

so how ya gonna play it now?

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#891952 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Perhaps, but plastering those photos everywhere was phenomenal. That showed how dumb they were.
Yeah, they overlooked the importance and clarity of the cameras. Tamerlan's wife learned that he was a suspect from TV. Shocking as she was working while he was supposed to be babysitting the toddler__Oh my.

She was some sort of in home care giver who worked six and even seven day's per week__someone said 60 hours plus. I guess we'll learn in time what, if anything, he did.

Her dad is an emergency room doctor and she's supposed to be half Italian and half Portuguese (what a stupid description) but Russell is neither of those nationalities.

CNN is still in Boston and they still don't know sht.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891953 Apr 23, 2013
Fox's Kilmeade Suggests Constitutional Rights Should Not Apply To All American Citizens

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/04/23/foxs...

dark-skinned individuals.

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Orlando, FL

#891954 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
lol
Bill O'Reilly Defends CNN's 'Honest Mistake'(VIDEO)
Bill O'Reilly defended CNN on Monday against the torrent of criticism the network has received for its reporting error last week.
CNN and other outlets were forced to walk back their reporting on Wednesday after saying that a suspect had been taken into custody, when in fact, no arrest had been made.
On Monday night, O'Reilly asked Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg if CNN deserved all the criticism it was getting. He referenced David Carr's column criticizing the network's coverage, and pointed out that Fox News, the Boston Globe and the Associated Press had also made the same mistake.
Goldberg acknowledged that covering breaking news "is not easy," and argued that CNN deserves "to take a hit, but only up to a point."
The contributor continued, "Not one reporter at CNN or Fox or any place else concocted these supposed facts. Not one reporter made stuff up in order to be a hero and get on the air with an exclusive."
"No, it was an honest mistake," O'Reilly agreed. "Absolutely an honest mistake." He went on to suggest that John King should have "outed" the source who gave him inaccurate information.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/bill...
FOX, the defender of 'honest mistakes'.
So what exactly is your point? You don't think liberal-leaning networks have never made a mistake in the heat of breaking news?

Do you remember CBS calling the presidential election wrongly in 2000?

Talk about embarrassing.

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OBAMA WOULD LOSE TODAY

Davenport, IA

#891955 Apr 23, 2013
Obama vs. Romney Popular Vote

November 7, 2012

The most recent popular vote count showed President Obama at 60,078,199 (50.3%) vs. Governor Romney at 57,397,360 (48.1%)

THE WAY OBAMA ACTS YOU THINK HE GOT 75% OF THE VOTES!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891956 Apr 23, 2013
Discredited Terror ‘Expert’ Responsible for Fox’s Dubious Analysis of Boston Attacks (VIDEO)

In a week where much of the media was discredited for its abysmal reporting on the Boston bombing story, it’s now being noticed that a “terror expert” that Fox News resorted to for much of their analysis was a highly discredited pundit who has a history of smearing Muslims.

Emerson, a self-proclaimed “expert” on Islamic extremism, has a history of distorting facts, going back to his blundering analysis of the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995, where he expressed certainty that the attacks were the work of Islamic extremists, drawing dubious comparisons that he claimed were telltale signs of jihadists.

On April 16th, one day after the attacks in Boston, Emerson appeared on C-SPAN citing “classified information” that he claimed stated a “Saudi National” was fingered as a suspect because he had “the burns on his skin” that matched “the explosive residue of the bomb that exploded.”

Emerson was forced to later recant the reckless and farcical claims. But even in the wake of this, Fox News continued to host Emerson, and on April 17 he appeared on Fox’s Hannity where he invented the conspiracy theory that the same Saudi student he earlier fingered as a suspect was going to be deported “on national security grounds.”

Immediately, fringe conspiracy “news” sites like Alex Jones’ Infowars.com , World Net Daily, and others latched onto Emerson’s report to offer it as proof of the Obama administration’s intent “to cover up a possible Saudi connection to the Boston attack.”

http://deadstate.org/discredited-terror-exper...

so i wonder how many Saudis have white skin.

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#891959 Apr 23, 2013
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So what exactly is your point? You don't think liberal-leaning networks have never made a mistake in the heat of breaking news?
Do you remember CBS calling the presidential election wrongly in 2000?
Talk about embarrassing.
thank you carol.

now can you get the other nutjobs off of the right wing blog bandwagon?

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#891960 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> New type of drug sub uncovered in Columbia. This duel diesel motored fully submersible cocaine submarine is capable of staying underwater and can carry up to 7 tons of cocaine into the U.S. 7 tons!!! What else could this thing bring into the U.S.? Them drug dealers are getting very good at building submarines!!!
Narco submarines are not new__you yourself posted about them on this thread before, the US Navy has already intercepted one.

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Orlando, FL

#891964 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're still chewing that bone?
Sadam Hussein was going to flood the market with his oil, trading in Euros.
You didn't answer the questions.

Do you believe Saddam wouldn't have immediately rebuilt his WMD program once the world was temporarily satisfied?

And were the UN Inspectors going to remain there or continue ongoing inspections indefinitely?

It's kind of important to have these two answers down pat before continuing to "chew on the bone" of blaming Bush.

After all, the Iraq War is what initially divided us after 9/11. The weasels who flip-flopped for political gain should have been forced to answer those two questions too.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891970 Apr 23, 2013
Fox News Unwittingly Calls For Racial Profiling of Caucasians to Prevent Terrorism

In their rush to condemn all Muslims (“all terrorists are Muslims”, Kilmeade, circa 2010), Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade asked why we don’t use racial profiling to prevent terrorism. The bad news for Kilmeade is that the alleged terrorists he’s referring to are from a region from whence the term “Caucasian” originates. Literally. They are the original European Caucasians.

Kilmeade wanted to know why we can’t profile?!“Why can’t we go through that model in order to narrow down who that the perpetrator might be?”

Guest Pete Hegseth, the Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America, suggested that we need to check out these Mosques in Boston where they are “radicalizing” people leading to violence like we just saw. He assured us that this is not about race or targeting people. Just focusing on the facts.

Let’s take him at his word. If we applied the same formula for white men who go on mass shooting sprees, we’d profile gun owning, white men. I don’t think that’s where Fox meant to take this argument.

Also, Hegseth based his presumptions upon his military experience in the Middle East. However, this is the United States, not the Middle East. The largest segment of American Muslims resides in Dearborn, Michigan, where they live peacefully next to a large segment of Jewish and Christian Americans. They have plenty of Mosques, in which they engage in the peaceful practice of their religion, as an integrated part of the larger community. Why doesn’t the “one bad apple” defense that Republicans rush to use in order to justify/explain white mass shooters apply to Muslims? Both are killing Americans.

But the biggest irony is that Fox wants to racially profile the original Caucasians.

Which might be a good idea, since the majority of mass shooters are white men. Fox News has, by accident, stumbled upon a great truth. If any “ethnic” group is terrorizing and killing Americans, it’s the growing number of disturbed, angry,“lone wolf”/”bad apple” white men with access to guns and a desire to kill as many Americans as possible. By all means, we should put an end to the “political correctness” that silences this truth in order to protect a has-been majority still clinging to their power.

No one expects a Fox News anchor to have a grasp on history, context, or the actual meaning of words, let alone understand that people much smarter than they have already determined that their great idea is not such a super plan in a democracy. We all know what Kilmeade “meant”, but it was a fail worthy of noting in that it represents possibly the first good idea he’s ever had.

http://www.politicususa.com/fox-news-unwittin...

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Orlando, FL

#891971 Apr 23, 2013
TSM wrote:
For Gay Americans new found Hope…’France legalizes gay marriage’ please check with your Travel Agencies for Departure Times!!
PARIS — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing gay marriage. One protestor called the bill “a threat to the social fabric.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/te...

At least tens of thousands still have some common sense elsewhere in the world too.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#891973 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
The father of the two Boston bombing suspects has said he will fly from Russia to the US to seek “justice and the truth” this week, as federal investigators seek to interview the American wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder Tsarnaev brother who was killed in a shootout with police.
In an interview on Sunday, Anzor Tsarnaev said he had “lots of questions” for police, and told the Associated Press he wants to “clear up many things”.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/22/boston-...
the poor kid. doesn't he know that in progressive liberal land, 20 years from now he'll be up to his eyeballs grading midterms like terrorists Kathy Bedouin and Bill Ayers.

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#891975 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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thank you carol.
now can you get the other nutjobs off of the right wing blog bandwagon?
I was responding to your post thinking you were criticizing O'Reilly for defending mistakes made by all newscasters in the heat of breaking news.

Just not used to you giving O'Reilly any credit whatsoever. My mistake.

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#891979 Apr 23, 2013
OBAMA WOULD LOSE TODAY wrote:
Obama vs. Romney Popular Vote
November 7, 2012
The most recent popular vote count showed President Obama at 60,078,199 (50.3%) vs. Governor Romney at 57,397,360 (48.1%)
THE WAY OBAMA ACTS YOU THINK HE GOT 75% OF THE VOTES!
The ONLY reason Obama won? Turnout.

Obama campaign officials said their get-out-the-vote organization — the people who make calls, knock on doors, micro-target potential voters and drive supporters to the polls — was more than three years in the making building on their record-breaking effort in 2008.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...

Reading this article, Obama's reelection is more like a fluke. Pretty much.

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Jane Says

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#891980 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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So what exactly is your point? You don't think liberal-leaning networks have never made a mistake in the heat of breaking news?
Do you remember CBS calling the presidential election wrongly in 2000?
Talk about embarrassing.
libs are the media and wrong conclusions just aren't discussed.

There are, in fact, few crimes against humanity more repellent to left-liberal opinion in enlightened corners these days than Islamophobia — an evil affliction that, we are told, has produced a dangerously hostile cultural and political atmosphere in this country.

And in some of these precincts, especially places that swell with pride in their own multicultural and hyper-liberal virtue, the very threat of Islamophobia has produced something very nearly its opposite.

We saw it at work in this city a few years ago when the proposal to build a mosque near Ground Zero was all the rage. When opponents called this an act of insensitivity, given the Islamist ideology that had led to the planes being flown into the Towers and the deaths of nearly 3,000 people, the more enlightened among us (including this city’s mayor) reared in horror. This was Islamophobia, pure and simple, they said.

Rallies in support of the mosque were organized. You could barely walk a step without someone professing his deep admiration and friendship for Faisal Rauf, an imam connected to the project who’d served on numerous interfaith committees over the previous decade.

There was a sensitivity conflict here: Liberal opinion, which prides itself on its sympathy to the wounded and grieved, was forced to choose sides — and chose the multiculturalist side.(The glorious Rauf has since been sued on the grounds that he diverted millions from the moneys raised for the unbuilt mosque for his personal use.)

Was this kind of anti-Islamophobia at work in the eye-opening way people who had some acquaintance with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke about him last week?

Had the idea that he should be given the benefit of the doubt due to his background become so instinctual to them that they spoke favorably of his character without thinking about how they might be making excuses for the inexcusable?

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