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Kinda funny but kinda sad
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/31/2013 12:26:16 PM     Post Reply
Perhaps the saddest and funniest story in recent days comes from Forbes. Merrill Matthews, himself an insurance industry leader, writes about how his industry was led on by the golden visions of Obamacare only to find itself in a waterless desert. While being courted by the president they were shown fleeting glimpses of gold and jewels. But what they got instead was a website that wouldn’t accept payments and a set of rules that forced them to accept non-paying customers, retroactively. (Snip) And since many new Obamacare patients are in fact being put on expanded Medicaid they will soon learn

Phil Robertson: American Hero
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 12/31/2013 12:13:46 PM     Post Reply
Well, that only took decades. Who knew that the Leftist Playbook would finally get seriously winged by a duck caller? By now, as even we holiday partiers have learned, the A&E network has sheepishly backpedaled. In direct response to a fierce public outcry the network un-suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the wildly popular Duck Dynasty series. Robertson had been temporarily banned after an interview in GQ in which he colorfully pronounced his religious views on gays and Jim Crow laws, instantly launching demands from the left-wing Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination (GLAAD) and others that he be canned on the

Pitch: $20.16 for ´President Hillary´
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 12/31/2013 12:08:50 PM     Post Reply
The Hillary Clinton campaign for president is shifting to a higher gear with a new and clever pitch that ties together her likely bid and a fundraising gimmick. In two emails to supporters from the growing “Ready for Hillary” from former Democratic presidential candidate Wes Clark and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., the draft movement is soliciting donations of “$20.16.”

  


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Grade Inequality, Failures, and
Presidential Candidates
Commentary, by Rick Richman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/31/2013 11:56:06 AM     Post Reply
As President Obama pivots to the issue of income inequality, Harvard has already advanced fairly far in eliminating grade inequality. At a faculty meeting earlier this month, Harvard government professor Harvey Mansfield elicited an admission from the dean of undergraduate education that the most common grade at Harvard now is an “A” (the term “Harvard fail” refers these days to a grade somewhere in the “B” range). Last week, Harvard Magazine posted a sophisticated defense of the college’s grading system by Michael Zuckerman, a recent graduate whose remarkable commencement address in 2010 was a reflection on adversity and failure.

Obama Nominates Racist
Supporter of Cop-Killer
to Head DOJ Civil Rights
Frontpage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 11:56:02 AM     Post Reply
Obama’s nominee process involves finding the worst person on earth for that job or any job. It’s a process that never fails. In this case, he came up with Debo Adegbilem cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal’s lawyer and a supporter of discriminating against white students for reasons of race. President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holder’s DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new

‘Us small business owners need to stick
together’ Hilarious brewer´s response sent
with $6 check to Starbucks after they
threatened to sue hi
Daily Mail (UK), by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Redneck In NY- 12/31/2013 11:38:58 AM     Post Reply
A Missouri bar owner hit with a cease and desist order from Starbucks responded sarcastically and even proposed a mock settlement. The sarcasm-filled letter was sent from Exit 6 Pub and Brewery owner Jeff Briton to lawyers for the coffee giant demanding he change the name of one of his in-house brews from ‘Frappicino’ so it was not confused with a the chain´s popular ‘Frappucino´ drink. Mr Britton referred to the beer as ‘F Word’ throughout the letter, mockingly apologized for ‘any damage’ caused and cut a check for the $6 in profit earned from the three beers sold under

Gay advocacy group: Obamacare
ad makes us look like
‘sex-crazed lechers’
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 11:36:57 AM     Post Reply
The latest sexually charged ad campaign pushing Obamacare has now offended some members of its target audience, namely gay men.(snip)“This cynical ad betrays the depths Obamacare advocates will sink to in order to pad their pathetic enrollment numbers,” Log Cabin Republicans executive director Gregory T. Angelo said in a statement. Mr. Angelo urged President Obama to “distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately,” saying that the campaign promotes “harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing but sex-crazed lechers.” “At a time when left-wing propagandists are decrying Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance, Out2Enroll and others

  


  

Last 3 Uighurs leave Guantánamo
Miami Herald (FL), by Carol Rosenberg    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/31/2013 11:30:14 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration sent three ethnic Uighur Muslim captives from Guantánamo to Slovakia, the Defense Department said Tuesday, ending one of the saddest and longest-running chapters of unlawful detention at the U.S. prison camps in Cuba. Yusef Abbas, 38, Hajiakbar Abdulghuper, 39, and Saidullah Khalik, 36, left the remote U.S. Navy base in a secret operation on Monday, according to U.S. government sources. They had spent about a dozen years in U.S. military custody. Their transfer reduced the prison camp population to 155 captives, 11 fewer than when the year started. It was the government’s latest incremental step toward reaching

A deep sickness on race
on MSNBC and CNN
(updated - apology issued)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/31/2013 11:27:30 AM     Post Reply
It used to be unacceptable for national news shows to broadcast race hatred as commentary. No longer. So extreme is the loathing of white Republicans that black commentators on two cable news channels have uttered patently ridiculous and shameful comments on a Romney family photo that shows the former presidential candidate with his black adoptive grandson on his knee. (snip) race hatred trumps human feeling and the need to nurture the next generation. Adoption is a beautiful thing, and act of deep love and care, and trans-racial adoption, colorblind and loving is a high expression of humanity.

Obama pollster: reporters
should stop covering polls in 2014
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 12/31/2013 11:26:21 AM     Post Reply
After a year of seeing President Obama’s approval ratings plummet, the president’s pollster is offering a strikingly candid and pessimistic New Year’s resolution. Reporters should go the next “year without reporting any public polling data,” Joel Benenson, president and CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, said. His comments were made to reporter Mike Allen, who published them in his daily “Politico Playbook” morning newsletter on Tuesday.

2013: The year of the Progressive
Washington Times, by Conor Higgins    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 11:25:39 AM     Post Reply
The thirteenth year of the twenty first century has seen tremendous change and political upheaval in the United States, and well as the World as we know it. The past year has seen a government shut-down, scandal after scandal, and a profoundly changing political landscape in Washington. Much of that change has been the culmination of the advance of Progressive ideology through the political battlefields of Washington, DC. Through the revelation of scandals and the implementation of certain government programs and policies, 2013 was defined by the Progressive, and the ideology that the ends justify the means in the quest to achieve

  


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Sen. Tom Coburn speaks the truth
about the power in Washington
Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 12/31/2013 11:05:11 AM     Post Reply
Few are those in American politics these days with guts and knowledge to speak the truth without regard for the consequences. Without question, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma belongs at the top of the list. Witness Coburn´s op-ed in today´s edition of The Wall Street Journal. He will not seek another term in the Senate, so Coburn isn't encumbered by re-election worries, which frees him to be blunt in describing his friend, President Obama:
"Taking unilateral, extralegal action — like delaying the employer mandate for a year when Mr. Obama realized the trouble it would cause for businesses — is part of a pattern for this administration.

Officials warn of toxic fumes
near derailment
Bismarck Tribune (ND), by Dave Kolpack    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/31/2013 11:03:40 AM     Post Reply
Many residents evacuated a southeastern North Dakota town overnight after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, and officials warned that acrid and hazardous smoke could blow into the area. No one was hurt in Monday´s derailment of the mile-long train that sent flames and great plumes of black smoke skyward about a mile from the small town of Casselton. The National Transportation Safety Board was preparing to investigate but the fire was such as darkness fell that investigators couldn´t even get close enough to count the number of burning cars. Some burned through the night. The Cass County

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-
Perry apologizes for attack
on Mitt Romney´s adopted
black grandson
New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/31/2013 10:34:57 AM     Post Reply
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney´s black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday. In the photo, the former Republican presidential candidate and his wife Ann, who are both white, sit in the center of their 22 grandchildren. Nestled on Mitt´s knee is one toddler grandson and on his other knee he holds baby Kieran James, the adopted infant son of

The Gov´t Guide For Exploding
Animal Carcasses
Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 12/31/2013 10:27:14 AM     Post Reply
As 2013 comes to an end many of us are in a rush to wrap up our ‘to do’ list for the year. One item you may have not had the time to get to is obliterating those unwanted animal carcasses with explosives. Luckily, the government has some recommendations. It’s been almost two decades since the USDA and the U.S. Forest Service published their “Tech Tips” on the subject, but many believe the information is as pertinent now as it ever was.

  


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Fort Hood shooter
requests Bible, cheese
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 10:26:20 AM     Post Reply
The former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial, including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches. Nidal Hasan was held at the Bell County Jail for nearly four years before his August court-martial for the 2009 attack at the Army post. Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death. Hasan filed 21 requests with the jail while awaiting trial, KXAS-TV in Dallas reported. In April, Hasan asked: “Please tell me the

Why Obamacare Will
Only Get Less Popular
Townhall, by Conn Carroll    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 12/31/2013 10:23:19 AM     Post Reply
Lisa Myers has an excellent investigative reporting piece up at NBC News documenting how one small business is dealing with Obamacare. The quotes from the article are just brutal: The 41 employees of Extreme Dodge in Jackson, Mich., are very familiar with trade-ins, but this year they’re learning about trade-offs as they come face to face with the new realities of health care. A few workers say they’re getting a great deal, but most have a severe case of sticker shock. “I feel like I’ve been taken to the cleaners,” said Neal Campbell, a salesman. ... “How is this helping the average American that’s

Egypt Seizes Brotherhood,
Islamist Leaders´ Assets
Associated Press, by Maggie Michael    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 10:20:44 AM     Post Reply
Egypt´s interim government has ordered the assets of more than 500 Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders seized — including those of the country´s ousted president — as part of an ever-tightening crackdown on the group, senior judicial and security officials said Tuesday. Abdel-Azzem el-Ashri, a Justice Ministry spokesman, said that a ministerial inventory committee ordered the "movable and immovable properties" of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders seized. Another Justice Ministry official said leaders on the list included toppled President Mohammed Morsi and his family, as well as provincial Brotherhood leaders and members of its General Guidance Bureau, which is the group´s executive

ObamaCare and Dentistry
American Thinker, by Howard J. Warner    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 12/31/2013 10:06:23 AM     Post Reply
ObamaCare will change the American healthcare marketplace in unintended ways. It will have notable impact on the dental field, through mandated pedodontic coverage. Few people enjoy visiting the dentist; however, dental care may become more problematic. Within a few years, private dental care with a trusted and known practitioner may be limited. In the practice of medicine, a notable trend has been the movement of doctors toward employee status rather than owner/partner business practices. This relationship lessens the working hours that burden younger practitioner´s families and provides economic stability at a lower salary.

Management experts knock Obama
Politico, by Elizabeth Titus and John F. Harris    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 12/31/2013 10:03:23 AM     Post Reply
After the HealthCare.gov debacle first exploded three months ago, President Barack Obama pleaded for people to cut him a little slack: “I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code.” At his year-end news conference recently, he struck a different tone: “Since I’m in charge, obviously, we screwed it up.” “We screwed it up” is not exactly the same thing as “I screwed it up.” Even so, those two quotes are mileposts on one of 2013’s biggest stories: Obama’s bumpy graduate-level education in management theory.

  



Fat Barbie and Other
Liberal Toy Oddities
American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/31/2013 10:02:35 AM     Post Reply
From time immemorial, almost every little girl goes through a Barbie stage. That´s when happiness is measured by how many oddly-shaped dolls one can stuff into a big pink case. (snip) Don´t we have enough reality in the disturbing world we live in right now? Isn´t imaginary Barbie land a childhood pastime that is with us for only a very short time in our lives? If a little girl is even paying attention, which is doubtful, and if she´s a little overweight, is a Barbie with cellulite going to make her feel better about herself? And if a Barbie comes in

Putin vows to annihilate
"terrorists" after suicide bombings
Reuters, by Sergei Karpov    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 9:52:49 AM     Post Reply
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate "terrorists" following two deadly bomb attacks in less than 24 hours in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics. The uncompromising remarks in a New Year´s Eve address were Putin´s first public comments since suicide bombers killed at least 34 people in attacks on a railway station and a trolleybus on Sunday and Monday. The bombings raised fears of further attacks before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, a major prestige project for Putin. "I am

Irony of global warming
lost on ice-trapped scientists
Daily Telegraph (Australia), by Miranda Devine    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/31/2013 9:45:38 AM     Post Reply
HOW many global warming scientists does it take to get stuck in Antarctic ice? When I posed a question like this on Twitter the inmates went wild - led by Dr Craig Emerson. He missed the irony of an expedition trapped by record ice while trying to prove the east Antarctic ice sheet is melting. Instead, the BSc-deprived former Gillard minister tweeted: "What makes you so sure, despite strong scientific evidence, that there´s no human-induced global warming?" Verballing opponents like this is a classic trick of the Apocalypti. Let´s break it down for slow learners. Everyone agrees the climate always changes. Tick. Most people

Even from his vacation, Obama asks
fading fans for more money
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 12/31/2013 9:19:01 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama was supposed to be on vacation in Hawaii all this week. The White House media pool had him golfing again with old Choom Gang buddies, while his family as usual did something elsewhere. Somehow, through the electronic magic of OFA, Obama´s political arm, he also contacted millions of supporters in a year-end email. The tease was straight-faced praise for ObamaCare as the kind of "fundamental change" America badly needs. Obama declared his insurance scheme can´t be undone. Then, the vacationing Democrat asked working supporters back home to commit to him in 2014--and please donate at least $15.

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