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The Left Cries For Chavez, Feds Take A Snow Day, NY Senator Says Congress Should Be 51 Percent Female, Sequestration Won’t Slow Obamacare Juggernaut, NYSE Says ‘What Sequester?!’: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 3-6-2013

March 6, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Jimmy Carter, Michael Moore, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone: the Left Isn’t taking the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez well. Shocker.
  • Not a shocker: Real Venezuelans in the U.S. exclaim, “He’s gone!”
  • Possibly the best thing to happen in Washington since 2008? Weather puts a temporary halt to the madness in D.C. today.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) knows how to fix Congress: Let its demographics favor women.
  • The Sequestration isn’t about to slow the implementation of Obamacare — or hamstring the Federal government’s resources (read: Internal Revenue Service) to collect your money.
  • Last week: sequestration. This week: record day on Wall Street. Investors knew from the start sequestration is “a distraction” that has “no impact other than on the microphones in Washington.” Meanwhile, bashful White House Democrats “don’t comment on markets.”

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Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Michael J.

    Observing those who shed a tear for a dead dictator is very telling. Amorous humans displaying a sense of loss over such a loathesome individual must be possessed of “The Collective Gene”, something that freedom lovers can not fathom.

    On another note, dictators are often replaced by dictators, as has been the case in N. Korea and Egypt. Any Venezuelan celebration will probably be short lived.

    • Vicki

      Dictatorships (usually oligarchies) is and has been pretty much the norm for the world for thousands of years. Still is today.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4r0VUybeXY

    • Karolyn

      Michael – Who’s celebrating? Surely not the people of Venezuela. The majority loved him.

  • JimH

    Who will replace Hugo?
    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  • Karolyn

    “The Left Cries for Chavez”? Who made up that headline? At any rate, today i talked to my ex Spanish instructor who is Venezuelan. He’s just afraid of Fascists taking over, although he says that the Chavez supporters are strong. The general public loved Chavez because they were happy for the crumbs he gave them. This man’s family had been put in concentration camps, as was he when he was young. Some anonymous political figure got him released, since he had been a famous baseball player (who lost an arm and a leg in a motorcycle accident). He visits at least twice a year but always has to be on the alert.

    • Vicki

      Karolyn says:
      ““The Left Cries for Chavez”? Who made up that headline? At any rate, today i talked to my ex Spanish instructor who is Venezuelan. He’s just afraid of Fascists taking over, although he says that the Chavez supporters are strong.”

      What is the difference beween one tyranny and another?

      - Karolyn: “The general public loved Chavez because they were happy for the crumbs he gave them.”

      For the crumbs. Reminds me of obamaphones.

      • Karolyn

        There just might be a big difference, Vicki. However, these people are contented with what they have because it’s all they know.

  • Vigilant

    Jimmy Carter drools, “President Chávez will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment.”

    Contrast the crocodile tears with Dick Morris’ accurate take: “Chavez ruled an empire which included effective and total control over the governments of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and very substantial influence over Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Uruguay, and Argentina. His nine nation block stands for tyranny, oppression, and authoritarian rule purchased by massive recycling of our oil cash to purchase food, clothing, and medical care for the poor — giving them everything they need but freedom, a job, independence, and dignity.”

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