A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Latest Articles

  Post New Article
Ronald Reagan Jr: Ted Cruz Wants
to Turn GOP into ‘Smoking Ruin’
for Personal Gain
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/14/2014 9:10:35 AM     Post Reply
In a segment on last night’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, political commentator and prodigal GOP son Ron Reagan called out Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest filibustering of a Senate bill to increase the debt ceiling as self-destructive maneuver that achieved nothing — except, perhaps, hastened the destruction of the GOP. “What exactly was on Ted Cruz’s mind?” a boggled Reagan asked. “What was he thinking of in terms of his Senate colleagues? They could have all voted against the debt limit increase, they could have all gone home to their constituents in Tennessee or Kentucky or wherever, and they could have said,

‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/14/2014 9:09:04 AM     Post Reply
On February 11, writing for the Washington Post, Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers ably summarized the latest “bad week for Obamacare.” The Congressional Budget Office concluded that Obamacare will cause “a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent workers of about 2.0 million in 2017, rising to about 2.5 million in 2024.” The CBO also found that Obamacare would—after all the spending and disruption and coercion—still leave about 31 million Americans uninsured a decade after implementation. Then the White House disregarded the plain text of the law to carve out another delay in one of the law’s mandates, this time for businesses

The Many Faces of Kay Hagan
Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/14/2014 9:01:18 AM     Post Reply
Defying physics, ObamaCare has managed to create energies where none existed before: confusion over policies, anger over lost doctors, panic over costs. Most amazing has been the law´s ability to produce entirely new Washington life forces. The scientific formula goes like this: Another day + Another ObamaCare disaster = A New Kay Hagan. Back in 2008, North Carolinians were introduced to Bipartisan Kay, a hope-and-change candidate who argued that Sen. Elizabeth Dole was a lackey for a partisan George W. Bush. "It is time for someone to reach across party lines," explained Bipartisan Kay. "Voting 92% of time with the president

  


R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD

Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal
of service to same-sex couples
CNN, by Ben Brumfield and Dana Ford    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 8:48:35 AM     Post Reply
Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas. House Bill 2453 explicitly protects religious individuals, groups and businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples, particularly those looking to tie the knot. It passed the state´s Republican-dominated House on Wednesday with a vote of 72-49, and has gone to the Senate for a vote. Such a law may seem unnecessary in a state where same-sex marriage is banned, but some Kansas lawmakers think different. They want to prevent religious individuals and organizations from getting sued, or otherwise punished, for not providing goods or services to gay couples --

Monica Lewinsky, Reconsidered
Politico, by Liz Mundy    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 8:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Like it or not, we’re having a national flashback to the 1990s—replete with images of thong underwear near the Oval Office, semen-stained blue dresses and all manner of sordid details we thought we’d outgrown. These nostalgic tidbits come to us courtesy of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the possible 2016 presidential contender who, anticipating a matchup against Hillary Clinton, has lately been determined to remind America what happened the last time the Clintons occupied the White House. In a series of recent interviews, Paul has resurrected the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which first surfaced in sensational fashion in 1998, when the president

Immigration and the underclass
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/14/2014 8:42:49 AM     Post Reply
I suppose we owe US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue thanks for his candor on immigration. (snip) "Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill positions." Let´s unpack that statement. What kinds of qualifications are necessary for low- or unskilled positions? In fact, a willingness to work -- to show up on time, apply oneself with reasonable diligence and learn through experience -- is the sole qualification for such positions. Although Donohue does not say so, the sad fact is that many, many Americans who are

ObamaCare: $56,819 To Sign
Up Each Enrollee In Hawaii
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: RustMB- 2/14/2014 8:29:46 AM     Post Reply
How much does it cost taxpayers to sign up one ObamaCare enrollee? In President Obama´s home state of Hawaii, it´s $56,819. The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange. But so far, only 3,614 Hawaiians have filled out applications — just 40% of the state´s enrollment goal. Even if Hawaii were to reach its 9,000 target, it would still cost nearly $23,000 for each enrollee. [snip] Washington, D.C., meanwhile, received $133.6 million in federal grants to build its exchange, but so far has signed up just 5,090 —

  


  

Gentleman cop helps woman cross
street in Crown Heights
New York Daily News, by Tina Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 8:27:17 AM     Post Reply
A shutterbug captured this photo of a gentleman cop helping an elderly woman across the street in Brooklyn. “I thought it was really cool that he helped her,” photographer Dovid Zaklikowski, 33, said Wednesday. “I was just walking and snapped the picture.” The father-of-four snapped the photo on Tuesday in front of the Jewish Children’s Museum on Eastern Pkwy. in Crown Heights and posted it on Facebook. The NYPD said the cop is P.O. Mark Meyers from the 71st precinct. "Cops all over the city do nice things like this every day. It just happens that someone took a photo of me," Meyers said

Russians criticize figure skater Plushenko
for dropping out of Sochi Olympics
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 8:12:26 AM     Post Reply
Russians are turning on legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko -- their own countryman -- a day after he dropped out of the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. Plushenko´s strong performance in the team event helped Russia earn its first gold at the Sochi Games, along with wide accolades for his determination to overcome injury. But on Thursday he withdrew before the men´s short program, complaining of severe spinal pain during the warmup. “I feel sorry for my fans, and I feel sorry for everybody. But I tried – I tried until the end…I almost cried there, because it’s hard, believe

Piers Morgan questioned over hacking
BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 8:09:45 AM     Post Reply
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a 48-year-old journalist was interviewed under caution on 6 December. The journalist, understood to be Mr Morgan, was questioned as part of Operation Golding, the investigation into illegal interception of voicemail messages at Mirror Group Newspapers. Mr Morgan is now best known as a talk show host in both the UK and the US.

Angry at Ted Cruz, Republicans
should remember what he represents
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 8:05:59 AM     Post Reply
Republicans have a good chance to win control of the Senate this November. Democrats are on the defensive over Obamacare, the president is unpopular, and history suggests second-term mid-terms are nearly always unlucky for the White House. Given that, why is there so much division, backbiting, and bad blood among some Senate Republicans? Last seen during the government shutdown fiasco, the GOP malady returned this week with a debt ceiling mini-fiasco, and it threatens to revisit the Senate any number of times before Election Day. There is at least one common thread in the shutdown and debt ceiling incidents, and that

  


B-G1

NSA: Co-worker provided a
digital key to Snowden
Associated Press, by Stephen Braun    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 7:38:33 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A National Security Agency employee resigned from the agency after admitting to federal investigators that he gave former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a digital key that allowed him to gain access to classified materials, the NSA has told Congress. Snowden has previously said he did not steal any passwords. The unnamed civilian employee who worked with Snowden resigned last month after the government revoked his security clearance, according to a letter that NSA legislative director Ethan L. Bauman sent this week to the House Judiciary Committee. A military employee and a private contractor also lost their access to NSA

The biggest rescue mission since the
Blitz: Flood-hit Britain is battered by
´multi-pronged´ weather front with
80mph winds, snow, two inches of rain
in just six hours... and now even FIRE
Daily Mail [UK], by Hugo Gye*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/14/2014 7:29:58 AM     Post Reply
Britain faces a ‘multi-pronged attack’ of wind, rain and snow today – as emergency services mount their largest rescue operation since the Blitz. Forecasters warned that 80mph gales will rip into the South coast, up to two inches of rain could fall in just six hours and high ground in the North will be hit by snow. It came as the Government’s chief fire and rescue adviser said the crisis has prompted the biggest emergency response in 70 years. Peter Holland revealed that 70 percent of the fire and rescue services in England and Wales were involved in the flood

´Best Commercial Ever!´
PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 7:22:06 AM     Post Reply
“Cadillac tells lazy French leftists to get stuffed! Love it!” Like Andrew Klavan, I also got a capitalist kick out of message of this Cadillac commercial — if you’re going to sell a hybrid that isn’t a Prius, make its commercial the most pro-American ad you can write. I’m only half surprised that GM didn’t cast Michael Douglas dressed up in one of his Gordon Gekko suits, a power tie, and trademark horizontal-striped shirt. But no need — as left-leaning Jalopnik quips, “This Cadillac ELR Ad Will Make You Hate Electric Car Buyers.” I only wish General Motors walked the walk

Parents enraged as schools stay
open during dangerous storm
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks and Yoav Gonen    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/14/2014 7:21:03 AM     Post Reply
Parents, teachers and school kids lashed out Thursday morning at schools Chancellor Carmen Farina for keeping public schools open as a huge Nor’easter slammed the city. “Why the public school system is open today in these conditions is astounding. Putting the lives of teachers, administrators, and most importantly, children, in danger by telling them to travel in this weather (many roads are still unplowed) is incomprehensible. Chancellor Farina and the DOE staff: you have some serious explaining to do,” said James Hong on the Department of Education’s Facebook page, which had hundreds of negative comments. “My legal question: Is the “chancellor” going

  


R_DBL_B
  

Stuff Bush Didn´t Do
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 7:16:18 AM     Post Reply
In the face of five years of Obama failure, the American Left still invokes the specter of George W. Bush as the all-purpose explanation for everything that has gone wrong. (Snip) One good way to force the Left to confront President Obama´s own responsibility for his conduct in office is to compare his abuses of office with the record of President Bush 43, who was reviled by by his opposition as a dictator-wannabe, Constitution-abusing, moronic ogre straddling the line between simian and human. Doug Ross of Director Blue has produced an amusing comic-book approach toward explaining the differences between

From Russia With Euphemisms
Tribune Media Services, Inc., by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: HogPilot- 2/14/2014 7:01:18 AM     Post Reply
Hannah Arendt coined the term “the banality of evil” to describe the galling normalcy of Nazi mass-murderer Adolf Eichmann. Covering his trial in Jerusalem, she described Eichmann as less a cartoonish villain than a dull, remorseless, paper-pushing functionary just “doing his job.” The phrase “banality of evil” was instantly controversial, largely because it was misunderstood. Arendt was not trying to minimize Nazism’s evil but to capture its enormity. The staggering moral horror of the Holocaust was that it made complicity “normal.”

Illegal Immigration and the Catholic
Addiction to the Democratic Party
American Thinker, by Robert Klein Engler    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 6:56:00 AM     Post Reply
Many Catholics in Chicago are addicted to the Democratic Party the same way a Hollywood actor may be addicted to heroin. For some, this addiction is so strong that it may be said, to turn a phrase, that the Catholic Church in Chicago is the Democratic Party at prayer. Consider the recent statement by Chicago´s Francis Cardinal George. Ellyn Fortino reports in Illinois Progress that "Cardinal George, the archbishop of Chicago, joined Former House Speaker Hastert in support of a pathway to citizenship. He also called on the federal government to halt deportations. ´We should end deportations because they break

The Hillary Papers and the
Death of the Mainstream Media
Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/14/2014 6:49:04 AM     Post Reply
The school of literary criticism known as reception theory holds that a text should be studied in light of its effect on its contemporaries, that a reader should be aware of the “horizon of expectations” in which a text is produced. I was reminded of this the other day as I observed, in amusement, fascination, and occasional pity, the reaction of the so-called mainstream media to Alana Goodman’s lengthy and rock-solid report on “The Hillary Papers.” This trove of previously unexamined transcriptions of conversations between Hillary Clinton and her best friend Diane Blair had been collecting dust at the University

Phoenix man who ensured dignity
in death is being repaid
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Megan Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 2/14/2014 6:48:52 AM     Post Reply
About 15 years ago, Lee Scott heard the news that a Phoenix police officer had been shot and killed in the line of duty. He phoned the main line of the Phoenix Police Department and was forwarded to the employee-assistance unit. Scott, founder of Shadow Mountain Mortuary, had a simple proposal. Let him take care of the entire funeral service, he said. At no cost. The officer was just one of at least a dozen fallen Phoenix police officers who would be laid to rest under Scott’s respectful watch at no cost to the families, police Cmdr. Tracy Montgomery said.

  



McConnell´s surprise debt limit vote
may help not hurt reelection bid
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/14/2014 6:10:33 AM     Post Reply
There was an audible gasp in the Senate gallery this week when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted “aye” to cut off a potential GOP filibuster of critical legislation to raise the $17.2 trillion debt ceiling. A long-time opponent of raising the nation’s borrowing limit without reining in costs elsewhere in the budget, McConnell, R-Ky., was expected to vote “no,” but instead played a critical role in ensuring its passage. He’s not only a fiscal conservative, but McConnell is also facing a Tea-Party backed primary opponent, making his support of the legislation not only a surprise, but a potential political risk. But McConnell´s move

The eurozone crisis is
just getting started
Telegraph [UK], by Jeremy Warner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/14/2014 6:08:21 AM     Post Reply
On the face of it, they seem worlds apart. Switzerland’s referendum vote against the free movement of labour, the ruling by the German Constitutional Court on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) attempts to save the euro, and the warning to Scotland that it won’t be allowed to keep the pound if it votes for independence – these might seem unrelated, but in truth they are all part of an increasingly explosive stand-off between the forces of national sovereignty on the one hand, and political and economic integration on the other. With elections in May likely to give rise to the most

The new jihadists make al-Qaeda
look like tired old has-beens
Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/14/2014 6:03:27 AM     Post Reply
There is something rather laughable about the fugitive leader of al-Qaeda railing--as he has been recently--against the violent tactics employed by a new generation of Islamist militants. [Snip] But what really seems to be bugging Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s ideological linchpin, is not so much the violent methods being employed by militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, but the fact that they are no longer prepared to take orders from him. He is the godfather of Islamist terrorism--but an increasingly isolated one. This is certainly the view of American intelligence officials, who closely monitor every aspect of Islamist activity around the

Wendy Davis accused of
“betrayal” on abortion
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/14/2014 5:46:00 AM     Post Reply
The reaction to Wendy Davis’ statement that she could support a ban on late-term abortion if there were more deference given to patients and physicians has caused angst in a Democratic base already upset over Davis’ support of Open Carry laws. Amanda Marcotte at Slate.com called it a betrayal (emphasis added): Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis made her name and kick-started her campaign for governor by filibustering an anti-abortion omnibus bill, standing and talking for 11 hours straight in support of abortion rights. So it comes as a surprise — and frankly, a betrayal — to learn that Davis told the Dallas

Obama´s Corruption of the English Language
Comes Right From Orwell´s "1984"
Forbes, by Steve Forbes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/14/2014 5:40:53 AM     Post Reply
The late, famed English author of 1984 and Animal Farm would be astonished that the 1984 phenomenon of Newspeak–freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength–is thriving today, not only in authoritarian/totalitarian regimes, which is what he expected, but also in the world’s leading democracy, the U.S. Politicians are always trying to put the best face on unpleasant occurrences–what we call spin. But nothing comes close to the White House response to a study from the Congressional Budget Office that by 2024 ObamaCare will cost the economy the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs. Hallelujah!, proclaimed White House mouthpiece Jay Carney. This is great news

MSNBC debunks accusation that
Rand Paul´s team stole his
NSA lawsuit from another attorney
Washington Examiner [DC], by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/14/2014 5:38:32 AM     Post Reply
MSNBC debunked a charge leveled against Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his legal team that the lawsuit they filed against the National Security Agency was "stolen from its author." The network did so by contacting the author, who explained that he is part of Paul´s legal team. "I was working on a legal team, and have been paid for my work,” Bruce Fein, who helped write the lawsuit, told MSNBC in an email. The Washington Post´s Dana Milbank reported the accusation, which was leveled by Fein´s ex-wife, Mattie, against former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the lead counsel on the

Next 25 Articles

  


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ