No privacy. Death panels. Congress exempt. Pro-ObamaCare unions and federal workers hate it for themselves, but the rest of us can have it. It’s all good…
No worries … Right?
No privacy. Death panels. Congress exempt. Pro-ObamaCare unions and federal workers hate it for themselves, but the rest of us can have it. It’s all good…
No worries … Right?
Wouldn’t we all love to see things like this become a tredn with tax-worn Americans?
I will not rehash the MSM and race-baiting-activist(s) miscarriages during and since the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial. They are well-known to this day. However, it is stark-raving obvious there is a huge difference in the way the “thrill kill” murder of Australian college baseball player Chris Lane is being presented by the same MSM, and the lack of outrage by those who shout about bigotry and racism. No allegations of racism or hate crime, even though the innocent victim was white, and two (if not all) of the three perpetrators are not white. By the way, no Barack Obama making any personal connections between himself and the victim … and a lame-assed genertic pressured response from Jesse Jackson that has fueled a growing Twitter hashtag of ridicule #FrownedUpon. Yeah, this version of “frowned upon” carried more weight.
“Idle hands are the Devil’s playground…” rings loudly here like a deafening bell. The claim is these three murderers were “bored” and just had to entertain themselves by killing somebody. Part of this can be directly linked to the highest rate ever of black teen unemployment in this magnificent Obama economy rebound. SOMETHING the MSM completely ignores … to this day…
Black teen unemployment is a shocking 41.6%. In July last year, the unemployment was considerably lower, at 36%. That almost half of black teens who want to work can’t find jobs is a stain on Obama’s economic policies.
It also does not help matters when being unemployed pays far better than finding even minimum wage or part time work to build your experience and work ethic to eventually move up in the world.
FOX’s Todd Starnes observes, “United States is raising a nation of savages”…
It’s true that American culture has turned its back on God. As a result, we’ve lost our moral compass – replacing the moral absolutes of the Almighty with the moral whims of an all-knowing federal government.
Right is now wrong and wrong is now right. And under the leadership of President Obama criminals have become victims and their prey have become afterthoughts – ingredients for the surge in teenage violence.
And as the stench of our rotting culture sweeps across the nation, I’ve come to the conclusion that we have reached a moment in history when the make-believe world of violence no longer satisfies our bloodlust.
The United States is now reaping what it has sown – for raising a nation of savages.
We have become a nation where half (and I mean that in numbers, NOT in racial terms, so back-off) the people value nothing they have worked hard for and earned on their own, but managed to answer the questions just the right way on a government application and become eligible for lots free crap and money out of the other half’s sweat-of-the-brow. We have become a nation where superficial outweighs substance … Where revenge is mistaken for justice … Where a MSM agenda-driven false narrative outweighs solid logic and reasoning, and the truth.
God help us.
Don’t worry. We will get there sooner rather than later…
To the ranks of those who will get a break from the rules of Obamacare you can add … members of Congress and more than 10,000 of their staffers.
Bowing to complaints from the Capitol Hill crowd, the Obama administration on Wednesday announced that members and staffers will keep the generous subsidies they currently receive through the federal health insurance program. Under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, many of them would have had to pay much more as they shifted to buying insurance through one of the new exchanges being created.
Whew! Catastrophe averted. Congress gets to keep its wonderful health insurance subsidy.
Congress justified its special deal because lawmakers apparently forgot to include a provision that allowed their subsidies to be paid when they and their staffs were shifted into the marketplaces. They needed White House help — and President Barack Obama’s personal intervention — to bail themselves out of their own mess. Is there any better example of a sloppily written law?
So the carve-outs are growing.
America’s businesses have been excused for one year from the requirement that they provide coverage for employees or pay a fine.
Capitol Hill keeps its subsidies.
Who’ll be next to get special treatment? We know who should be: Everyone else. Remember, most Americans are still on the hook to pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance coverage next year. That’s the Obamacare “individual mandate.”
But since companies don’t even have to report whether they offer employees insurance or who accepts coverage, the individual mandate can’t be fairly enforced.
How about we all agree on a simple principle: As long as employers get a pass from their mandate, all individuals should get a pass from their mandate.
Meanwhile, about those ObamaCare “Death Panels” that big dummy Sarah Palin spoke of: “Sarah Palin Was Right—More Dems Ditch Death Panels”
So damn great that even the people who will be running it don’t want it…
Last week, while on his continuing campaign trail, Obama complained about “phony scandals” keeping republicans in the U.S. Congress too busy to pass his economy-wrecking socialist agenda. Shortly after the unconscionable gaffe crossed the live airwaves a large percentage of Americans took a collective gasp. Exactly what is phony about the Obama administration’s scandals, and precisely which of those scandals does Obama consider “phony”?
Asked which "phony scandals" Pres Obama frequently decries, Jay Carney cited Benghazi and the IRS.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 31, 2013
Now, about that phony IRS scandal…
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American Future Fund, before recommending that the commission prosecute it for violations of campaign-finance law. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s exempt-organizations division, worked at the FEC from 1986 to 1995, and was known for aggressive investigation of conservative groups during her tenure there, too.
“Several months ago . . . I spoke with you about the American Future Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that had submitted an exemption application the IRS [sic],” the FEC attorney wrote Lerner in February 2009. The FEC, which polices violations of campaign-finance laws, is not exempted under Rule 6103, which prohibits the IRS from sharing confidential taxpayer information, but the e-mail indicates Lerner may have provided that information nonetheless: “When we spoke last July, you had told us that the American Future Fund had not received an exemption letter from the IRS,” the FEC attorney wrote.
The timing of the correspondence between Lerner and the FEC suggests the FEC attorney sought information from the IRS in order to influence an upcoming vote by the six FEC commissioners…
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp and oversight-subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany are calling on the IRS, in the wake of these revelations, to provide all communications between the agency and the FEC between 2008 and 2012. “The American public is entitled to know whether the IRS is inappropriately sharing their confidential tax information with other agencies,” …
As usual we must swim across the deep blue pond to get the honest reviews/reporting from the UK’s non-Obama appeasing media. Here is the Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner on Obama’s long and inane speech from yesterday afternoon at Knox College, Illinois…
Today’s speech at Knox College, Illinois, was supposed to be the president’s come-back moment, the first of a series of addresses aimed at retaking the initiative by the White House. Instead it was a train-wreck. In an hour-long address, which seemed to last forever (and par for course started 15 minutes late), the president spoke in deeply partisan terms, often with bitterness and anger, lambasting his political opponents, dismissing criticism of his policies, and launching into his favourite theme of class warfare, attacking the wealthy and what he calls the “winner takes all economy.” In a display of extraordinary arrogance (even by his standards), he condemned what he called “an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals,” a direct reference to the Congressional investigations into the IRS and Benghazi scandals, which most Americans don’t see as phony. He also defended his increasingly unpopular Obamacare proposals, attacking what he calls “a politically-motivated misinformation campaign,” while failing to acknowledge that moderate Democrats are “steadily turning against Obamacare” as The Washington Post reported today.
This was a highly defensive speech, with President Obama in full campaign mode. There were no fresh ideas, just a tired rehash of earlier campaign rhetoric. It was also another love letter to big government, with a clarion call for yet more federal spending on environmental measures, infrastructure, manufacturing, and a laundry list of liberal pet causes. There was not a word about reducing the burden of government regulation, and getting bureaucracy off the backs of entrepreneurs. His speech promised more government spending at a time when America’s national debt is approaching a staggering $17 trillion. He rejected tax cuts, and bashed the rich, at times sounding more like Francois Hollande than the leader of the free world.
Once again, Barack Obama demonstrated why he has built an unenviable reputation as a perpetual campaigner in chief, with an overwhelmingly partisan agenda. Obama is no Ronald Reagan, who always sought to bring the country together based on the common ideals of the Founding Fathers. President Obama’s message will do nothing to reassure a sceptical American public. With unemployment still above 10 percent in 27 major US metropolitan areas, and nearly one in six Americans living on food stamps, the economic record of this administration leaves much to be desired. Today in Illinois, President Obama spoke the language of decline, promising more of the same left-wing policies that have weakened US competitiveness, eroded economic freedom, and have saddled the world’s superpower with historic levels of debt. Americans deserve better than the failed statism that has bankrupted cities like Detroit, and threatens to do the same to the rest of the country.
While watching Sean Hannity’s FOX News Channel TV show last night, Sean was running a recording of this Obama speech silently in the botton right corner of the screen, showing how long the man had droned on and on, and did not finish by the time Hannity’s show had ended. Here is a link to the video and the transcript of Obama’s Knox College, Illinois speech from yesterday.
HT on this post’s title from Mark Levin @ Facebook
Michael Moore, the sworn champion of “the 99%” and insists the rich 1% must give up most of their wealth to the state, is about to attempt to keep his soon-to-be “ex” from taking him and his 1% multi-millions to the cleaners…
FLINT, MI — Flint’s best-known power couple is apparently splitting with Michael Moore and Kathleen Glynn going their separate ways.
Moore filed for divorce from Glynn, his wife of 21 years on June 17, according to a complaint filed in a circuit court near their home on Torch Lake.
The Antrim County Circuit Court complaint says Moore and Glynn no longer live together and that their relationship has broken down with “no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.”
The divorce complaint says the couple was married in Flint on Oct. 19, 1991, and own a home in the Traverse City area.
The couple have no children, according to the filing.
MLive-The Flint Journal could not immediately reach Moore, Glynn, or the attorneys representing Moore for comment.
Glynn, who like Moore is a Flint native, has yet to answer the divorce complaint and has no attorney of record, according to Antrim County records.
Moore’s attorneys are Joseph Aviv and Jason R. Abel of the Bloomfield Hills law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn.
The law firm’s Web site describes Aviv as Michigan’s leading attorney for high-end divorce work.
The divorce is likely to involve millions of dollars, including the couple’s Torch Lake home, which has a taxable value of $1.2 million, according to Antrim County property records.
Although Moore has at times denied having a net worth among the top 1 percent of the population in the United States, he has an estimated worth of $50 million, according to the Web site www.celebritynetworth.com.
It cannot be denied that ObamaCare and the growing reach of the EPA are having a huge impact on our economy, businesses, industry, energy, and jobs. Right now we have more people on food stamps than working in the private sector, and many of those working are temporary or part time.
Right now temp agency “Kelly Services” is the nation’s second largest private sector employer, second to Walmart. As a matter of fact, recall Mitt Romney’s “47%” alleged gaffe during the 2012 election campaigns? Well, here is Obama’s 47% … Only 47% of Adults have a full time job.
James Pethokoukis – “June Jobs: An employment report only a central banker could love”
At this rate ObamaCare could kill immigration reform. ObamaCare is a massive failure that continues to fall apart, taking our jobs and economy with it.
Apparently things are seemingly going Canada’s way so well that I even heard speculation today that the deadly explosion of a train carrying crude oil in Canada a few days ago might just bode well for building an oil pipeline…
The father of Sen. Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, recalls “Hope and Change” in Cuba and finds a very striking similarity between Obama and Castro…
More on Mr. Cruz’s speech at The Blaze.
Abortion is the only thing in this country the liberals/left do not want any regulations/restrictions/fees/taxes on.
An abortion debate in the streets is on display right now at the state capitol in Texas. The central issue is pending legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks. The public polling shows that a majority of Americans support banning of abortion after at and after the 20 week mark, with some very telling breakdown of the polling data with women and young adults. Pro-life and pro-abortion crowds have gathered to voice their sides’ opinions in the last several days, with some interesting results.
Really, ladies? You demand to be taken seriously and this is your mentality? Yet you propose it is conservatives/republicans who have some sort of misogynistic war on women?
The next photo is that of the children the pro-abortion crowd have employed to carry their message and agenda. They are abortion jihadists strapping anti-life signs on their innocent children, their children no more than props in their campaign. Read carefully the sign the first little girl is holding…
I guess the pro-abortion gang thought they were extras in a movie remake.
I guess all that booing “God” at last year’s DNC convention pretty much etched their platform after all…
PJM’s Roger L Simon makes a very good observation, and asks an important question: “Is America in a Pre-Revolutionary State this July 4th?”
As we approach July 4, 2013, is America in a pre-revolutionary state? Are we headed for a Tahrir Square of our own with the attendant mammoth social turmoil, possibly even violence.
Could it happen here?
We are two-thirds of the way into the most incompetent presidency in our history. People everywhere are fed up. Even many of the so-called liberals who propelled Barack Obama into office have stopped defending him in the face of an unprecedented number of scandals coming at us one after the other like hideous monsters in some non-stop computer game.
And now looming is the monster of monsters, ObamaCare, the healthcare reform almost no one wanted and fewer understood.
It will be administered by the Internal Revenue Service, an organization that has been revealed to be a kind of post-modern American Gestapo, asking not just to examine our accounting books but the books we read. What could be more totalitarian than that?
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal warns the costs of ObamaCare are close to tripling what were promised, and the number of doctors in our country is rapidly diminishing. No more “My son, the doctor!” It doesn’t pay.
And young people most of all will not be able to afford escalating health insurance costs and will end up paying the fine to the IRS, simultaneously bankrupting the health system and enhancing the brutal power of the IRS — all this while unemployment numbers remain near historical highs.
No one knows how many have given up looking for work while crony capitalist friends of the administration enrich themselves on mythological clean-energy projects.
In fact, everywhere we look on this July Fourth sees a great civilization in decline. And much of that decline can be laid at the foot of the incumbent. Especially his own people, African Americans, have suffered. Their unemployment numbers are catastrophic, their real needs ignored while hustlers like Sharpton, Jackson, and, sadly, even the president fan the flames of non-existent racism.
Tahrir Square anyone?
Are we there yet?
Meanwhile, Obama, once again, decides what laws he will and will not uphold … much to his and his party’s own convenience (in this case, the 2014 mid-term elections)…
“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you’re out there, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me … Please, I want to meet you.”
In the last week we have heard the tale of cooking queen Paula Deen’s sin of using a certain derogatory racist term roughly twenty years ago when she had a gun in her face during a bank robbery. Yes, the “N” word. You see, full-throated Obama supporter Paula Deen (who has fallen out of favor for something else) was under oath and asked if she had ever used that word. Instead of the usual CYA answer most people use when asked such things under oath (I can’t/don’t recall…), Deen responded truthfully and answered ‘yes’ she had. Some defense of Deen has been how she grew up in the south where use of that word was ingrained in the culture. She is currently being dumped from TV, Vegas, stores, and business endorsements and to be the scourge of humanity until the Earth collides with the Sun … and then some. Yet, her new book has jumped to #1 on the Amazon best seller’s list, and it’s not even due to be released until October.
Jump now to the George Zimmerman trial taking place in Florida. From the first moment this local story was shoved onto the national stage the MSM has spun it thick with racial tone, going so far as to designate Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic” who murdered an unarmed black teen (Remember, this is the same MSM that has completely tossed out the fact that Barack Obama is half white so that they can cut-off any opposition/criticism of him and his policies). The media continued to feed the racist beast for months and months, even getting caught creatively editing the audio tape of Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him sound like a racist out for blood becuase he used the word “black” in his description to the 911 operator, or selectively editing police station video to make Zimmerman appear unharmed. The prosecution’s key (very but troublesome) witness in its case against Zimmerman, Rachel Jeantel, is the female friend that was allegedly on the phone with Trayvon Martin at the time of the altercation with Zimmerman the night he died.
Mz. Jeantel’s testimony today revealed part of the phone exchange where Trayvon described Zimmerman as a “crazy-assed cracker”. When Zimmerman’s lawyer, on cross-examination, suggested to the witness that racism did come into that horrible night, but that Trayvon Martin had been the one that brought it in by using those words, she denied the suggestion, finally defending the use of the racist white term as part of her “community” (i.e., culture) … as is the dreaded “N” word.
And here we have the media that spent a week not accepting any explanations or apologies regarding Paula Deen’s nasty word usage, bending over backward and twisting inside-out to rationalize and excuse Jeantel’s and Trayvon’s (and their community’s/culture’s) use of racist words…
(This guy will not be the only one to make this stretch … Count on it.)
I don’t know about you but in a country that just yesterday had the highest court in the land pretty much rule in favor of equal treatment under the law (which the media openly celebrated), I refuse to continue to live under this slapping-hand of the hypocritical MSM PC word police (MSNBC one of THE worst media racists on a daily consistent basis) and the equally guilty politicians and all other “progressive” Alinsky-fed ilks dictating to the rest of the country. I am beyond disgusted with this. Shame on the manipulative MSM, political class, and various other racially motivated instigators dragging down this great country. And shame on the American people for not only swallowing it, but allowing it to continue. It has to stop … immediately.
Conservative radio host Michael Savage has been warning for years about “The Enemy Within”. It is like a cancer … by the time you actually see it and feel it you just might be in the end stage and dying…
Obama and his team have subverted the government they pledged to serve.
Truth is the lifeblood of democracy. Without honesty, the foundations of consensual government crumble. If the Internal Revenue Service acts unlawfully, our system of citizens’ computing their own taxes implodes.
Yet Lois Lerner, one of the IRS’s top officials, would not answer simple questions about her agency’s conduct during congressional testimony, instead pleading the Fifth Amendment. Any taxpayer who tried that with an IRS auditor would end up fined, if not in jail.
[…] IRS malfeasance was not limited only to the Cincinnati office, as alleged, but followed directives sent from higher-ups in Washington.
Attorney General Eric Holder — who had already been held in contempt by the House of Representatives for declining to turn over internal Justice Department documents in the earlier Fast and Furious scandal — swore to Congress that he had no knowledge of any effort to go after individual reporters. But according to an official Justice Department statement, Holder had in fact signed off on the search warrant to monitor the communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen. In other words, the attorney general of the United States under oath misled — or lied to — Congress.
Deception is now institutionalized in the Obama administration. It infects almost every corner of the executive branch, eroding the trust necessary for the IRS, the Department of Justice, our security agencies, and the president’s official spokesman — sabotaging the public trust required for democracy itself.
What went wrong with the Obama administration?
For one thing, there is no longer a traditional adversarial media in Washington. Spouses and siblings of executives at the major television networks are embedded within the administration. […]
There is also utopian arrogance in Washington that justifies any means necessary to achieve exalted ends of supposed fairness and egalitarianism. If one has to tell a lie to stop the Tea Party or Fox News, then it is not seen by this administration as a lie…
However, the MSM (who have already been targeted and, in some regards contained (or worse???), by the Holder DOJ to keep them in their place) shouldn’t expect any answers if/when they do decide to do their defined “watchdog” job(s) and hold this administration accountable with serious questions that demand answers: “White House’s Jay Carney dodges questions more than 9,000 times”
President Obama said Saturday that scientists must design new fuels and energy sources to curb carbon pollution, part of a larger plan that he will announce next week that is expected to include efforts to regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants.
The president says in an online video that his plan includes preparing the United States for the effects of such pollution, which has been connected to climate change, and leading other nations in such efforts.
The new details and the Environmental Protection Agency-led plan for coal-firing plants, under the Clean Air Act, comes as no surprise, considering what Obama said in 2008 while running for this first term.
“If someone wants to build a new coal-fired power plant they can, but it will bankrupt them because they will be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that’s being emitted,” he said.
Obama also says in the video that no single step can reverse climate change and that workers must prepare for a clean energy economy.
As the overreaching federal government grows and grows in strength the only ‘gain’ gotten from all this exercise in ‘pain’ we are going to increasingly feel is to Barack Obama’s and the federal government’s advantage, not ours. When the administration has become repeatedly unaccountable to the Congress and the American people … Well, what was it he scoffingly discounted on a warm sunny May afternoon at The Ohio State University’s commencement…???
The Gateway Pundit: “Beck, Bachmann, Rand Paul, Mike Lee & Ted Cruz to Headline “Audit the IRS Rally” Wednesday in Washington DC”
Is every country in South America going all Castro Cuba these days (previous post here)?
From Sen. Ted Cruz (You magnificent bastard!) @ Twitter…
Anyone know if President Obama intends to perform background checks on the Syrian rebels before providing them weapons?
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 18, 2013
You can “Like” the Good Senator on Facebook. (Not sure if he’s on Twitter.)
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