It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website. In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government. "Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the website says. The thousands of entries run the gamut from meeting notifications to fee schedules to actual rules and proposed rule changes. In recent days, for example,
Comments: And on and on it goes. The filthy radicals in these various agencies must be gleeful that they can further destroy the country.
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Ken M., 11/9/2012 4:54:37 PM (No. 9003509)
LDotters understand the idea of diminishing returns -- a whole lot of effort and you're not much different from where you began. The EPA is a good example of this, as well as a prime candidate for government downsizing.
Think back to the 50's / 60's and how bad our air and water was. The EPA fixed that and much more, for which we are all grateful. But now it continues to issue regulations that have little or no effect, other than to impede our economy, and businesses large and small.
This is only partially on the Ø dictatorship. It's just another example of increasingly bigger government, though Ø favors it, and a President Romney probably would not have...
Megyn Kelly got quite a bit of attention for a segment she did Wednesday night on the unbearable whiteness of Jesus and Santa Claus. Kelly said she was just being “tongue-in-cheek” with her remarks and wasn’t at all being serious, lamenting the humorlessness of her critics in the media. Kelly played a montage of the most critical bits of her initial segment, taking particular note of her critics’ “knee-jerk instinct” to “race-bait,” making it clear she was not “motivated by any racial fear or loathing.” Kelly was roundly mocked for the segment, not only on Comedy Central, but on cable news competitors
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Friday that an ObamaCare contractor would comply with a subpoena he issued, despite efforts by the Obama administration and some Democrats to keep the documents out of his hands. After consulting with its legal counsel, MITRE Corp., a contractor working to assess security issues with the ObamaCare website, determined that it “has no alternative but to comply with the terms of a Congressional subpoena absent some form of judicial intervention.” MITRE was the second ObamaCare contractor to say on Friday it would comply with the disputed subpoena, following CSSi. “MITRE’s decision is
You´d never know it from the Justice Department press release, but the "homegrown violent extremist" charged with planning a suicide attack against a Kansas airport decided to carry out the attack after studying the writings of the late al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. “Lone wolves -- homegrown violent extremists remain a very serious threat to our nation´s security," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Kaste. Terry Lee Loewen, 58, the man charged with trying to bomb Wichita´s Mid-Continent Airport, is no Timothy McVeigh. He´s only "homegrown" in the sense that he´s from the United States; the inspiration for the attack
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At The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes writes of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan´s (R-WI) recent budget deal: "Now that [the sequester´s] caps have been breached once, they’re bound to be tossed aside again. And the greatest tool for curbing the growth of government in the lifetime of most Americans will be lost." Barnes is dead right. Ryan can claim that his deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) preserved most of the sequester. But once those first two years were breached, the odds that all the other years will also be rescinded, skyrocketed. The sequester may not
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel began his program Thursday evening bashing the Fox News Network. After mocking Megyn Kelly and contributor Monica Crowley for claiming that the historical figures Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were white, he presented a trailer for a Fox News version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” wherein Henry Potter is the hero trying to preserve Bedford Falls as an example of free market capitalism against the wishes of the evil, draft-dodging, communist George Bailey (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Kimmel began by mocking those that believe there’s a liberal war on Christmas, and then addressed the brouhaha
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Yuval Levin breaks down what the Obama administration is now attempting, in order to save Obamacare. As usual, it’s hard to tell just what’s going on inside the administration regardingObamacare, but I don’t think we can really take the steps announced by HHSyesterday as anything but a bright, red, flashing warning light about the internal expectations regarding January. Some of what they announced is frankly bizarre and slightly crazy. Beside extending the high-risk pool program (which isn’t nuts, just a strong indication that they’re not ready for January at this very late stage), they are asking insurers to pay claims for consumers
The latest middle finger from an increasingly lawless and desperate administration. I´m not a lawyer, but I´m fairly confident that "we don´t think much of you" is an acceptable reason to ignore a Congressional subpoena: The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to wreak havoc on the system. Issa has issued a subpoena to MITRE, a government contractor, to turn over unredacted copies
Republicans in Congress have a general "disrespect" for women that´s reflected in their legislative agenda, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday, adding that she applauds the prospect of America having its first female president. [WATCH VIDEO] The California Democrat said the GOP´s policy priorities — from reproductive health to the economy to the environment — are evidence they have little concern for the issues women care the most about. "[It´s] disrespect," Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC´s Alex Wagner that aired Friday afternoon. "Whether it´s pay equity and raising the minimum wage, whether it´s paid sick leave, or whether
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “just kind of got his Irish up” when he lashed out at conservative activist groups this week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said. “He was frustrated that these groups came out in opposition to our budget agreement before we reached a budget agreement,” Ryan said in an interview set to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Groups like Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity came out against the deal Ryan brokered with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) before seeing the details. After months of privately seething at the organizations, Boehner vented his frustration, saying the groups
The decision to name a protege of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as head of the White House legislative affairs office is being taken as a sign that Senate Democrats will have growing power over the political agenda for 2014. The replacement of Miguel Rodriguez with Katie Beirne Fallon came as a shock to some former administration officials, who noted that Fallon was chosen over internal candidates with more experience. “So now we´re just turning the keys over the Congress,” one former senior administration official said about Beirne Fallon’s hiring. The move is all the more remarkable coming after the White House brought
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white. On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled “ Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore .” The popular news host told viewers of “The Kelly File,” her hit FNC program, “When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, ‘Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it´s racist to have a white Santa.’ And by the way, for all you kids
Columnist Charles Krauthammer attacked new Obamacare rules unveiled by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a late Thursday conference call, saying the Obama administration is “approach[ing] banana republic lawlessness” by issuing the decrees. Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on a panel with Juan Williams and Judge Andrew Napolitano, as the three reacted to Sebelius’ new directives for insurance companies. “This is exactly a reaction to a deep understanding among Democrats that [Obamacare] is a train wreck,” he said. “And it’s a panic reaction. As the judge said, this is utterly lawless. This now approaches banana republic lawlessness.
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If you go down on the ice today you´re sure of a big surprise - a rare glimpse of 20 polar bears gorging on a bloody midnight feast. These photographs show a rare cluster of males, females and cubs all dining out on the remains of a whale carcass. They spent a night and a day stripping every last morsel from the mammoth sea creature. Usually Polar bears are solitary and would never tolerate being so close to each other. But with food in plentiful supply and bellies dragging on the floor they seem too lethargic to fight.Wildlife photographer Michal
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