Saturday, November 8, 2014

Annual VFW Veteran's Day Ceremony Takes Place Tomorrow At Memorial Park 1:00 PM


ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY With KEYNOTE SPEAKER ROBERT SPENCER - National Security & International Terrorism Expert
Date: Sunday, November 09, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Place: Sierra Madre Memorial Park
222 W Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA

Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208 will celebrate its annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at Memorial Park, Sunday November 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM, with special keynote speaker Robert Spencer. We will celebrate Veterans Day by remembering the living brave men and women who have risked their lives for the United States of America from WWII thru our current conflicts, followed by Mr. Spencer’s talk.

Seating capacity is limited so come early or bring your own folding chair. Those interested in attending, please RSVP with the names of attendees at the following email address: VFWPost3208@gmail.com for planning purposes. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 PM followed by our keynote speaker and will last about one hour.

Following the ceremony, there will be a book signing with Robert Spencer in the Hart Park House/Senior Center at Memorial Park. A signed copy of Mr. Spencer’s new book Arab Winter Comes to America will be available for purchase.

Information about Robert Spencer:


ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of thirteen books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). Recent books he has written include Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI) and Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers). His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In (Regnery).

Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.

Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and in addition to his books, has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His other books are Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World’s Fastest Growing Faith (Encounter); Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery); Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t (Regnery); Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs (Regnery); and The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (Regnery). He is coauthor, with Daniel Ali, of Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics (Ascension), and editor of the essay collection The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus). He is coauthor, with Pamela Geller, of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster). Spencer’s books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Korean, and Bahasa Indonesia.

Along with his current weekly columns, for nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has completed a weekly Qur’an commentary at Jihad Watch, Blogging the Qur’an, which has been translated into Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. He has served as a contributing writer to Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, TownHall.com, Real Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National Post, Middle East Quarterly, WorldNet Daily, First Things, Insight in the News, National Review Online, Aleteia, and many other journals.

Spencer has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He has also appeared on the BBC, ABC News, CNN, FoxNews’s O’Reilly Factor, the Sean Hannity Show, the Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, America’s News HQ and many other Fox programs, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-Span, France24, Voice of Russia and Croatia National Television (HTV), as well as on numerous radio programs including The Sean Hannity Show, Bill O’Reilly’s Radio Factor, The Mark Levin Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, Michael Savage’s Savage Nation, The Alan Colmes Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Neal Boortz Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Michael Reagan Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Larry Elder Show, The Barbara Simpson Show, Vatican Radio, and many others.

He has been a featured speaker at the University of California-Irvine, Temple University, Dartmouth College, Penn State University, the University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, New York University, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, State University of New York-Binghamton, State University of New York-Stony Brook, DePaul University, the College of William and Mary, Washington University of St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Boise State University, Cal Poly, Portland State University, and many other colleges and universities. He has also addressed the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in New York City.

Spencer (MA, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth since 1980. As an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation in 2002 and 2003, he wrote a series of monographs on Islam: An Introduction to the Qur’an; Women and Islam; An Islamic Primer; Islam and the West; The Islamic Disinformation Lobby; Islam vs. Christianity; and Jihad in Context. More recently he has also written monographs for the David Horowitz Freedom Center: Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (with David Horowitz); Obama and Islam (with David Horowitz); What Americans Need to Know About Jihad; The Violent Oppression of Women In Islam (with Phyllis Chesler); Islamic Leaders’ Plan for Genocide; and Muslim Persecution of Christians.

Spencer will discuss “Is the Islamic State Islamic?” and why it matters, and the Muslim Brotherhood ‘Project’ and infiltration in America.

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88 comments:

  1. I wish I could be there to hear Mr. Spencer's talk, but, alas, I cannot. Will it be recorded some way so that those of us who can't attend can hear/read his remarks later on?

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  2. Is Mr. Spencer a Vet? I do not believe he is, and If not why is he speaking at all?
    If there is to be a speaker on a day that commemorates veterans the speaker should be a person who has had those experiences. This writer appears to have quite an opinion with out actually fighting Islam. A person is able to write about anything they wish..if we are going to have an author speak my vote is for George R. R. Martin.
    I can get all the fear bases writing about Islam I can handle from Fox news.

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    1. He is not from the United States.

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    2. It should be a Veteran speaking to honor all those who have served our Nation!!!

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    3. Veterans who served our nation selected this speaker for tomorrow's ceremony. Are you going to tell them they weren't allowed to do that?

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    4. What an irrelevant loser.

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    5. Yeah, we don't need any thought cops around here for people out of town... unless the out-of-towner wants to build a house. Then everyone on this forum has a thought to share.

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    6. But enough about you.

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    7. 2:37 - people are still confused here about the 6 bathroom thing.

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    8. I can't really tell who's zooming who on this thread....

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  3. Please google Robert Spencer Southern Poverty Law Center. Who in Sierra Madre thought having this person this speaker for its Veteran's Day observance was a smart idea?

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    1. So he's controversial. There are a lot of people who like him as well. If you just want to know about things you already agree with, go read the Mountain Views News.

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    2. 6:28 is the kind of person who thinks ISIS is a civil rights movement, and beheadings a kind of protest.

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    3. Spent more time think about this that you have if your first reaction to my asking you to look at Southern Poverty Law Center was to suggest that I read what I only already agree with and "go read the Mountain View News." Your logic is where?

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    4. The logic is someone comes to town to speak that you don't agree with, and you say that it is wrong. In my view anyone can come here to speak, whether you agree with it or not. If you want to be our thought cop, that is your right. But don't expect to get a head pat from everyone.

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    5. Leave him be you Jackals!!!!! I was on the committee to bring him here and I will not stand for you JACKALS ripping into his patriotic flesh!!!!!!!
      Go to bed now you JACKALS, and keep your yipping to yourselves.

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    6. Crazy Jackal poster is back - haven't heard from Jackal since the AWest sex offender articles.
      Wonder how old AWest is doing.

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    7. I think it is Fake West.

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    8. AWest is no doubt fine and free and living the good life in Sierra Madre.

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  4. Totally inappropriate speaker for the Veteran's Day Observance in Sierra Madre.

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    1. Ahh don't lose your head over it.

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    2. This comment proving once again that if you have nothing intelligent to say ...

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    3. I'm sorry. Next time I'll clear it with you first.

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  5. side note: latimes today http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-sgv-fault-20141108-story.html ( few feet north of the Retreat Center)

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    1. Whose fault is that?

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    2. Where did you find a fault map for our area? The Times one stops in Duarte.

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    3. Adel hacked the la times and edited that map

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  6. Some time ago the Texas School Board voted to eliminate all references to Islam from the Middle School texts books. They were about to eliminate the Middle Ages from Texas school children's studies! I suggested that they were going to have to rewrite the math text books, too, and have the students start doing all their computations with Roman numerals!

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    1. The right has their forms of intolerance, as does the left. I say to hell with both of them.

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    2. Extremism is the culprit.
      Right now, Islam has got more than its share, but none of the religious or political systems of the world are exempt.
      Spencer looks interesting to me, but also extremist.

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    3. You sure you just don't have a 1960s hangover?

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  7. I will attend the ceremony tomorrow.
    American people need to be aware of the terrible consequences of Sharia law.
    6:48. I thought academia had already changed
    math text books? Common Core?
    7 States voted to ban Sharia law. Tuesday.
    Thank you America!!!!!

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    1. Common Core math is a nightmare. We're going to have a bunch of students who are more cluless about math that ever before.

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    2. Common Core is a full employment act for math tutors.

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    3. Or private school 7:19.

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    4. It's the guess and check method of teaching math. A kind of intuitive approach - that is, until the test.

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  8. Anyone remember the time Susan Henderson defended Sharia Law?
    http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com/2010/11/susan-hendersons-latest-published.html

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    1. Susan Henderson is one of the most ignorant people I have ever met.

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    2. She would be the first to be executed if Sharia law was in place.
      She's is truly ignorant, but a very crafty con artist. Sociopath who believes or cares for no one but herself.

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    3. Those tight shiny pants she wears are very unburqa-like.

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  9. He looks kind of like a nut to me, but I also have seen a lot of this point he made in liberals:
    “Multiculturalism in reality is an anti-Christian, anti-Catholic, anti-Western exercise in moral and cultural Relativism. … A true multiculturalist hates all forms of Christianity and Judeo-Christian civilization, but retains particular contempt and bile for manifestations of Catholic piety and culture.”

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    1. I'm not sure about Catholics getting slammed the most, but there is definitely a lot of anti-Christian feeling in the left. Pro-Islam because they want to be tolerant, and anti-Christian because they think Christianity is intolerant.

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    2. Say what you will about the Fathers at Mater Dolorosa they have yet to behead anyone over their views on development.

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    3. Humm I guess the Crusades don't count?

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    4. Oh great - a body count of religious crimes. It's gonna take a while.

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    5. The mistaken assumption many make is that they speak for God. Apparently they assume He needs their help. I somehow doubt it is needed.

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    6. You should ask. I have 't been able to get an answer to that one.

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    7. 'definitely a lot of anti-christion on the left'... who would they be?

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    8. Kim Jong Un. He jails people for passing out Bibles.

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  10. How and when does multiculturalism become anti anything if it is truly "multi." If you are going to expand an understanding of things you do not already know about which was before only 100% Christian some of that area of study will be set aside to include new information. If that means something is left out that was your most cherished viewpoint of, let's say Christainity in this discussion, then you can go forward calling it anti-Christian. I have been studying world religions for decades and can see that people new to this are going to express these feelings at the outset.

    My favorite is a recent quote from the Dalai Lama when asked at a world's religion conference..."what is the best religion in the world?" He politely answered this odd question: that which makes you behave best towards your fellow human being.

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    1. If you've been studying religions for decades, then you must recognize that at the moment, Islam holds the position of encouraging the worst fanaticism.

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    2. The Dalai Lama probably did not support the destruction, by Muslims, of ancient Buddhist statues.

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    3. 9-11 was payback for extremist western intervention in the middle-east. Bin Laden himself said so.

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    4. You might be one of the few people I've ever met here that actually used a statement made by Bin Laden to back up what was a really idiotic comment.

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    5. abu graib anyone?

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    6. How about Lee Baca's LA County prisons?

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    7. Don't knock Ex-Sheriff Baca's high density downtown prisons. At least you can get there using public transportation.

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    8. True. Most take the bus.

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    9. Is somebody actually equating treatment of prisoners of war (horrible and illegal though it was) with attacks on thousands of civilians?

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    10. 4:23 both acts are equally barbaric. It was an immoral and illegal war and those 'prisoners' could have been civilians too

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  11. Don't forget there were those who believed Hitler would become civil if they gave him Austria. Opposition to ISIS is just and right.

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    1. I think the anti-Spencer poster/s is objecting to Spencer's saying all Muslims are bad, not just the wackos. But he doesn't say that.

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    2. No, he doesn't. The people who are bashing Spencer are narrow minded little idjits who think they know it all and can't bear anything that might challenge that.

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  12. remember when the webmaster of the defunct Cumquat posted a picture of his blog of him and another dude simulating peeing on the Veteran's Wall in SM? I wonder how the "enlightened" SM elite would think of that now?

    John Buchanan defended him. so did the Webb Martin and Prudential agencie, Sandi Sarigarian did also

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    1. John Buchanan was a long-winded article.

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  13. Spencer's a fundamentalist, that's for sure, and so are the people he's writing about. The world would be much better off without people who think they know what's best for everybody else.

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  14. I am going tomorrow to celebrate our veterans and to hear the speaker, but I do think this speaker should have been scheduled at another time and place than our VFW event.

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    1. Our military people are in a decades old conflict with the forces of a particularly noxious form of Islamic fundamentalism. I can't think of a more appropriate topic.

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    2. How many times has an islamic nation overthrown the US? How many islamic nations has the US overthrown? You got generations of angry people out there.

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    3. Here's your head back.

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    4. For all you folks that have a bee in your bonnet about Spencer:
      I figure he's just there to balance out Congresswoman Judy Chu, a former Communist Party member and, by extension, a supporter of Palestine & Islam.

      Fair & Balanced.

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  15. U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Target ISIS Leaders http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/world/middleeast/us-airstrikes-in-iraq-target-isis-leaders.html?_r=0
    BAGHDAD — An airstrike by a United States-led coalition hit a gathering of leaders of the Islamic State jihadist group in northwestern Iraq on Saturday, and Iraqi officials said they believed that a number of top militants had been killed.

    Two Iraqi officials said that at least one strike had targeted a meeting near the town of Qaim, which is in Anbar Province, just across the border from the Syrian town of Bukamal. The area is in the desert heartland of the territory the group has seized for its self-declared caliphate.

    Both officials said that the strikes had killed many militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, including two of its regional governors. Rumors also swirled that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been at the meeting and was either wounded or killed. The officials said they had no confirmed information about Mr. Baghdadi’s presence at the meeting.

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  16. I love a story with a happy ending!

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    1. Let's just hope they got Al Bag Daddy.

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  17. file:///Users/admin/Desktop/Fully%20Christian:%20Pope%20Francis%20Reaches%20Out%20To%20Islam%20--%20And%20Why%20It%20Matters.webarchive

    The pope, as the head of the Catholic Church, representing the possibly forgotten history of persecution of all sorts of people (the Inquisition among others) has a view to share here.

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    1. Yes. And that was hundreds of years ago. What is going on in Iraq and Syria is now.
      3:39 - Are you often an apologist for barbarism?

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    2. I blame Zeus for the cruelties that took place in the Roman Coliseum.

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    3. It's pity, but the Islamic world has just been very slow to modernize, and while Christianity and most other world religions cannot claim any kind of innocence, they are not still chopping off people's heads, or hands, or stoning women to death. For that, look to the Muslims.

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    4. 4 British Jihadists Planned To Assassinate Queen Elizabeth:

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    5. Fresh enslavement of girls - Boko Haram.

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  18. Wrong place and event for such a speaker, very bad taste, the day is for honoring veterans, period.

    And yes, ISIS needs to be exterminated, wiped off the surface of earth.

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    1. So you're saying the vets here in Sierra Madre cannot choose who it is they want to speak at a ceremony that they themselves are conducting? Really?

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  19. She also co-authored a book with Spencer, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America.....REALLY!??

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    1. Don't lose your head over it.

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