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


Elon student government
votes against Chick-fil-A

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/15/2012 9:54:33 AM

ELON — Elon University's Student Government Association has voted to get rid of a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus because the restaurant chain's president is against gay marriage. The association voted 35-11 to ask its food vendor to find another restaurant to take its place. The decision now goes to the executive president of Elon's Student Government Association, Darien Flowers. He can accept or veto it. If he vetoes the resolution, it can still stand with a two-thirds vote of the association, according to media reports. Flowers said he wants to talk to students

Comments:
I love how the leftists are so tolerant and allow freedom to thrive in this country. s/o

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/15/2012 9:57:16 AM     (No. 8934063)

Not Elon!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 10/15/2012 9:58:53 AM     (No. 8934071)

Imagine if a business voted to not to hire those who are in favor of gay marriage? I'm sure that these particular folks at Elon would be up in arms.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Passion, 10/15/2012 9:58:57 AM     (No. 8934072)

Finally in paragraph 4 the Assoc Depressed finally gets around to saying that this is a non binding PR stunt.

Also note: Elon was founded as a blatantly Christian college, but threw off all pretense of that maybe 15 years ago - turning hard core lesbian fem progressive - and ditching their long time athletic mascot of "Fighting Christian" for the "Phoenix" - a bird with no historical relevance to Elon.

They are a lib wannabe, run by professors looking to upgrade their radical resumes for bigger more prestigious campi.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/15/2012 10:00:23 AM     (No. 8934076)

Oh for goodness sakes. Another Elon College graduate's resume accidentally was deleted from our applicants pool.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 10/15/2012 10:02:41 AM     (No. 8934082)

So, if there are any conservative alumni out there still contributing, this would be a perfect opportunity to let them know...no more contributions.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: SgtMike, 10/15/2012 10:03:38 AM     (No. 8934085)

I hear they want to replace it with a candy store called Fudge Packers

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/15/2012 10:04:50 AM     (No. 8934087)

Then I suggest that when these students enter the real world they ask everyone they plan to do business with or purchase an item from or perhaps their doctor or dentist must pass the same "gay marriage" test. I imagine they are very big on "black rights". I wonder if they realize that there are many, many black churches who do not approve of gay marriage or abortion? So how do you handle that conundrum? This is very immature thinking on their part, a waste of time, and completely impossible to deal with. I have no doubt that they feel superior to those of us who actually believe that you are entitled to different beliefs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: KingBubo, 10/15/2012 10:09:49 AM     (No. 8934097)

if the applicant was one of the 11 who voted in the minority?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: texas_gop, 10/15/2012 10:15:47 AM     (No. 8934111)

Bye-bye jobs probably held by students. Popmous, self-rightous idiots. Liberals are the most intolerant people next to Islamofascists.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 10/15/2012 10:17:00 AM     (No. 8934114)

I must admit that I would have changed from "Fighting Christians" too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: andyboy, 10/15/2012 10:17:51 AM     (No. 8934117)

35 students oppose a business whose owner chooses to exercise his right of free speech. They may be "elected representatives" but I honestly wonder if they truly speak for the majority of students at the university.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/15/2012 10:20:07 AM     (No. 8934122)

"Students Against Free Speech!"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/15/2012 10:22:32 AM     (No. 8934130)

I'd be curious to know if they also decided to shun those 11 who didn't go along with the other 35.

Don't you just love the tolerance found on the college campus? /s

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: parman, 10/15/2012 10:23:34 AM     (No. 8934137)

No money from me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/15/2012 10:26:38 AM     (No. 8934143)

An example of what is wrong in American higher education. Students are supposed to go to college to learn something, not to teach their elders right from wrong or how society should operate. It is perfectly natural and even healthy that they, or some of them, should consider themselves mature and wise enough to opine on such important matters; it is absurd and dangerous to all concerned to pretend that they know what they are talking about. For adults to take these childish dress up, make-believe performances seriously, to give them credence and to put them into effect, is irrational, an act of mystification and a leap of faith that defies common sense.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/15/2012 10:26:44 AM     (No. 8934144)

Elon has killed free speech and freedom of expression. It has also killed the possibility of clear thinking normal people seeking enrollment.

Interviewer: What waas your major at Elon?

Applicant: Liberal arts, Feminism, Community Organizing

Interviewer: Next!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/15/2012 10:27:55 AM     (No. 8934146)

Their loss. Give them KFC.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Seaduck79, 10/15/2012 10:28:56 AM     (No. 8934151)

Wow. How nice of their previous instructors to give them so much self-esteem that they actually think they can change the world around them to fit their own narrow view of it.

God forbid someone actually teach them how to learn something new from someone with a different perspective on life and learn to work with people with whom they disagree. Like we do in The Real World.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: dogbreath, 10/15/2012 10:29:01 AM     (No. 8934152)

Gay people are Nazis.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 10/15/2012 10:45:52 AM     (No. 8934194)

Elon is a school for the grey matter challenged.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: pianogirl88, 10/15/2012 10:46:29 AM     (No. 8934196)

The student uproar at St. Mary's College of Maryland (where I teach ~ adjunct faculty) also forced Chick-Fil-A out of the campus center here, as well. I will stop at the local store in Lexington Park on my way home this evening to give them a few extra $$$. The students have not been taught about our Constitution and freedom of speech, unless it applies to the left and the Muslims on campus, unfortunately.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 10/15/2012 10:50:09 AM     (No. 8934205)

Closed-minded bigots. Shun them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/15/2012 11:10:33 AM     (No. 8934258)

No Chicken for you!

Eat your sprouts and love it!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: tunnelrat, 10/15/2012 11:14:44 AM     (No. 8934276)

All points of view are welcomed, accepted, and tolerated (so long as they match ours)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: rock n robin, 10/15/2012 11:20:08 AM     (No. 8934295)

I'm not sure if this is the right place to mention that it would be nice to know what state we are talking about when posting an article (eg Where is Elon?)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/15/2012 11:21:34 AM     (No. 8934302)

Time to post some posters of the Chick-fil-A cows all around campus. Wouldn't hurt to post some pictures of their delicious chicken wraps too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: Opsimath, 10/15/2012 11:22:03 AM     (No. 8934305)

FTA: The association voted 35-11 to ask its food vendor to find another restaurant to take its place.

Yeah, good luck. Nothing takes the place of a CFA chicken sandwich. They are like chocolate; you get a notion to have one and you'll drive miles to the nearest Chick-fil-A to get one. Trust me, I know. Their loss, on account of their ignorance and their newly-established intolerance of things Christian.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: nimby, 10/15/2012 11:31:44 AM     (No. 8934338)

This is what the WH rhetoric has done to this country. A sad day indeed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Muguy, 10/15/2012 11:40:09 AM     (No. 8934377)

What has happened to this once proud little Church of Christ school?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 10/15/2012 11:42:52 AM     (No. 8934382)

Are there only this select few on campus or are there actually more students than these "intellectuals" who also have a voice about where they eat on campus? Shouldn't something like this be put to a campus-wide vote?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: dotonbut, 10/15/2012 11:43:04 AM     (No. 8934383)

Re #25

In NC just a few miles west of Chapel Hill.

They play in the Southern Conference which includes one of the college-schools I graduted from, The Citadel, where the Chick-Fil-A franchise in Mark Clark Hall is perfectly safe.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: rock n robin, 10/15/2012 11:50:02 AM     (No. 8934411)

Thanks

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: kiwinews, 10/15/2012 11:51:27 AM     (No. 8934413)

I have a sneaking suspicion the store sells more than 35 sandwiches a day. Wouldn't that be a more representative example of the Will of The People?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/15/2012 12:48:25 PM     (No. 8934586)

The 35 anti-chick members of the student government might just very strongly favor weiners over chicks. Perhaps a new election will get a more representative set of preferences (or lifestyles) into office.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 706873




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "KarenJ1"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "KarenJ1"



ABC Uses Footage of Hateful
Westboro Baptist to Slime CEO
Who Opposes Gay Marriage
NewsBusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:28:20 PM     Post Reply
According to Good Morning America´s Linzie Janis, a CEO who made a donation in opposition to gay marriage is the same as the hateful members of Westboro Baptist. On Friday, Janis reported on Brendan Eich, the former head of the tech company Mozilla. Eich was ousted after liberal groups found out that in 2008 he made a $1000 donation to support Proposition 8 in California. As Janis spoke about the six-year-old donation, video footage of Westboro Baptist protesters with "God hates f***" and "soldiers die 4 *** marriage" signs appeared on-screen. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] On the December

Meltdown: Staffers Beaten, Students
Brawling at Lawless Philly High School
Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:21:37 PM     Post Reply
From the Philadelphia Inquirer: One teacher calls it the "new normal" for southwest Philadelphia´s Bartram High School: a massive brawl in the cafeteria, where students punched and stomped each other, and even attacked school police; firecrackers set off in the building; and the student who fractured the skull of a "conflict resolution specialist" is once again roaming the halls, just two weeks after the attack. Insiders told the newspaper, the larger problem at the 1,100-student school "is the continued culture of chaos and disregard for authority." According to the newspaper, four additional Philadelphia and school police officers will be at the school

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Major Regulations 153% Higher in First
Five Years Under Obama Than Bush
Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:00:40 PM     Post Reply
The number of major federal regulations issued in the first five years of the Obama administration was 153.2% higher than during the first five years of the Bush administration, according to data from the Heritage Foundation. “In the first five years of President Obama’s Administration, 157 major federal regulations were issued. By comparison, only 62 major federal regulations were issued during the first five years of the George W. Bush Administration,” according to Heritage’s report, Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion. A major federal regulation is defined as “any rule that the Administrator of the Office of Information

Breaking: HHS Started Obamacare
Applications for Americans Without
Their Knowledge or Permission
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 12:54:06 PM     Post Reply
How do you get from 5 million Obamacare enrollees to 7.1 million Obamacare enrollees in two weeks? You start the applications yourself. Health and Human Services was mailing out letters notifying certain Americans that they had already started a healthcare coverage application on their behalf. HHS had started the applications for them. The Shark Tank reported: News of the HHS letter was first mentioned by a listener of the popular “Daybreak with Drew Steele” Show on Fox 92.5, which is out of Fort Myers, Florida. After his radio show concluded, another listener emailed Steele telling him about receiving the same

Climate Activists Uncaged
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 12:27:21 PM     Post Reply
Finally, someone has come up with a way to settle the debate over climate change: Put the people on the wrong side of the argument in cages. A writer for the website Gawker recently penned a self-described “rant” on the pressing need to arrest, charge, and imprison people who “deny” global warming. In fairness, Adam Weinstein doesn’t want mass arrests. (Besides, in a country where only 44 percent of Americans say there is “solid evidence” of global warming and it’s mostly due to human activity, you can’t round up every dissenter.) Fact-checking scientists are spared. So is “the man on the

GOP lawmakers push EPA to ax proposed
water rule amid outcry from farmers
Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 9:06:58 AM     Post Reply
More than a dozen Republican lawmakers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider asserting regulatory authority over streams and wetlands amid intense backlash from farm groups over the agency´s proposed water rule. In a letter Thursday, the GOP senators faulted the EPA for announcing a proposed rule last week before the government´s peer-reviewed scientific assessment was fully complete. They are calling on the government to withdraw the rule or give the public six months to review it, rather than the three months being provided. The senators´ move puts them among several groups -- from farmers and land developers to

US employers add 192,000 jobs;
rate stays at 6.7 percent
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 9:03:41 AM     Post Reply
U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March in the latest sign that the economy is rebounding from a weak stretch brought on by a harsh winter. The Labor Department says employers added 192,000 jobs, slightly below February´s total of 197,000. Employers also added a combined 37,000 more jobs in February and January than previously estimated. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. But a half-million Americans started looking for work last month, and most of them found jobs. The increase in job-seekers is a sign that they are more optimistic about their prospects. March´s job gain

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

Activists plan protest
for Hillary Clinton visit
KSWB-TV [San Diego, CA], by Jen Musa    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 9:54:27 PM     Post Reply
SAN DIEGO – Hillary Clinton cancelled her upcoming visit to San Diego in the midst of a planned protest. Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy on April 11. She was originally going to deliver the speech in person, but will now be seen by satellite. The three day event will be being held at the San Diego Convention Center with 700 people expected to attend. Jan Iverson created an organization called “The Difference Matters” to protest Mrs. Clinton’s quest for the presidency, because of her role in Benghazi. “She is not welcome

Detroit man brutally beaten
after stopping to check on
boy he hit with truck
New York Daily News, by Joe Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 9:29:22 PM     Post Reply
Detroit man brutally beaten after stopping to check on boy he hit with truck driver. “I think it lasted about one minute and then they let him go,” one witness, who did not give his name, told the news station. “And then they jumped back on him again and they did it about three times, and finally someone was trying to help the guy that got beat up ... It was sad because I knew the guy was getting out of his car to try and see what damage he did.” Sgt. Michael Woody of the Detroit Police Department told

Democrats squawk as cracks
form in immigration coalition
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 9:20:04 PM     Post Reply
Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn´t take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now. Compete America



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Brendan Eich and the New
American Totalitarian State

56 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.(snip)That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His

$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
44 replie(s)
Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 4/4/2014 1:04:42 PM     Post Reply
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors. The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

37 replie(s)
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
36 replie(s)
USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 4:06:40 PM     Post Reply
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

North Carolina drivers to
be charged by the mile?

29 replie(s)
WTVD-TV [Raleigh-Durham, NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/3/2014 6:40:07 AM     Post Reply
Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump.The proposal would be to charge a half cent per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who travelled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75. "Basically you pay per the mile. It´s treating transportation as a utility, much like your water and sewer," said Larry Goode, with the Institute of Transportation Research and
Source corrected by Staff

David Letterman makes big announcement
29 replie(s)
CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

29 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

The GOP faithful should
give Jeb Bush a hearing

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 11:20:56 PM     Post Reply
The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination. A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable. But if Republicans want to avoid intra-party carnage, they should be very careful about doing what The Post recently reported: “Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark

26 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

26 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the


Post Reply   Close thread 706873





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.

FS