It’s the easiest thing in the world to be a pessimist, and the least American. We’re optimists, and as tough as things are, as many skirmishes as we’ve lost, we haven’t lost this country to the left quite yet. If you had to choose between being them or us, you’d be crazy to choose being them. We’re going to win, and America is going to rise again. Pessimism is a cop-out, an excuse to do nothing and wait for the end instead of figuratively fixing bayonets and charging head-long into the enemy.
Any "conservative" that comes into office seems to melt. John Roberts is only the latest. How soon until Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Rubio melt. Paul and Rubio seem to be in the process. You need to make realistic assessments of situations and act accordingly. If you are thinking of giving $25 to a candidate, maybe you should buy a few more boxes of Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup instead. Thinking of $250 - maybe a freezer would be a better investment. Eight hundred gets you a 8.2 kw portable generator, manual transfer switch and a metal garden shed to house it. Everything is corrupt from top to bottom, take care of yourself.
This nation re-elected the worst president in it´s history, and kept control of the Senate with the Demon-RATS. We even lost seats in the House.
Those people that vote for a living (probably several times over each election) now outnumber those who work for a living. They vote every two years, and then sit back and enjoy their government handouts in between.
Once Øvomit (or his successor, President PIAPS) flips one conservative member of the Supreme Court, there will be no turning back (not that there is much of one now when the Republicans have to run against both the Demon-RATS and the MSM every election). Once that happens, whatever the Demon-RATS want to be constitutional will be constitutional (by judicial fiat), and what the Demon-RATS want to be unconstitutional will be unconstitutional (by judicial fiat).
What’s making US health care so expensive? Consider spinal fusion surgery. This expensive procedure, as the Washington Post reports, is now more common than hip replacement. Over the past 20 years the rate has increased sixfold, and not due to medical necessity, as new research suggests: More than 465,000 spinal fusions were performed in the United States in 2011, according to government data, and some experts say that a portion of them — perhaps as many as half — were performed without good reason….
Dearborn, Michigan—An immigration fraud ring helping Middle Easterners obtain U.S. citizenship illegally has been dismantled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its ring leader sentenced to prison. Hussein “Sam” Nazzal pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States after his efforts to broker three separate false marriages between U.S. citizens and Lebanese nationals, for the purposes of obtaining U.S. immigration benefits, was disrupted by U.S. authorities. Nazzal, a development company operator, admitted to using one of his restaurants to operate the criminal enterprise. Two of the other people involved have been convicted, and an additional two have
New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague, a new survey reveals. A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation’s new health-care plan. Another 33 percent say they’re still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers. Only 23 percent of the 409 physicians queried said they’re taking patients who signed up through health exchanges. “This is so poorly designed that a lot of doctors are afraid to participate,” said Dr. Sam Unterricht, president of the 29,000-member organization. “There’s a lot of resistance. Doctors don’t know what they’re
Much ink was spilled earlier this month about the plight of federal workers who were furloughed due to the budget impasse. One federal employee union even bafflingly likened its members to “indentured servants.” But now, quietly, federal workers are receiving full pay for the shutdown period, whether they worked or not. In fact, some furloughed employees will receive special overtime and holiday premiums on top of their regular paychecks, just as long as they were scheduled to work overtime or on Columbus Day. Compensating the non-work of government employees is a poor use of public money not least because federal workers
Sometime last week, my friend Kevin Williamson and I were talking about oil — black gold, Texas tea. (You know that song, right?) There is a new book called The Frackers. And a phrase popped into my head: hackin’ and frackin’. What has given this nation its dynamism recently is hackin’ and frackin’, computer technology and oil (and natural gas). Do you realize that the United States has passed Russia and Saudi Arabia as the top producer of oil and natural gas in all the world? This is a greatly underreported fact. A hugely significant fact. Let me quote a bit
A Londoner who suffered female genital mutilation has warned that political correctness is hampering the fight to stamp it out after asking people to sign a fake petition in its favour. Leyla Hussein, 32, said many were scared to speak out against FGM because they were worried about criticising another culture. She decided to conduct an experiment to see “how crazy political correctness has become” but was left in tears by the end. Approaching shoppers with the petition supporting FGM, she told them she wanted to protect her “culture, traditions and rights”. In only 30 minutes 19 people signed it with some saying they
The Jewish people’s considerable rights to the land of Israel are founded upon several bases: Jews have been on the land for close to 4,000 years, most notably within eastern Jerusalem (where the Old City and the Temple Mount are located), and Judea and Samaria – all places where ancient Israelite heritage is marked. Jews, in fact, are the indigenous people of Israel, present not only historically, but with continuity over the centuries. In modern times there are legal precedents for establishing the Jewish claim to Israel: This is with reference to the San Remo Conference, the Mandate for a Jewish
Fox News´ Megyn Kelly hosted Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on her show Friday night and called him an "interesting guy." Well that´s an "interesting" adjective to describe Obama´s former health policy adviser who thinks a government bureaucrat should dole out medical treatment based on the individual´s usefulness to society. At the heart of ObamaCare is Emanuel´s ´complete lives´ system proposal -- i.e. reduce costs by cutting health services to individuals who are prevented from "being or becoming participating citizens." According to the doctor, the Hippocratic Oath is way overrated. A utilitarian-minded government panel takes the place of the doctor-patient relationship and decides who´s
Scientific American, like many older publications, wanted to get into the blogging game. Unfortunately Scientific America was not too picky about whom it let through the door. And it made the mistake of having Danielle Lee write a blog called The Urban Scientist. Urban is liberal code for Black. Obviously Scientific American was looking to push some minority friendly stories. But its focus was on science. It didn’t realize that identity politics and science go together about as well as phrenology and science or as well as Scientology and science. Danielle Lee blogged the usual empty nonsense. Bugs she saw. Food
’ve just come across a rather intriguing scene in George Eliot’s Middlemarch, in which the idealistic doctor, Tertius Lydgate, tries to reason with his wife, Rosamond. Rosamond, we learn quickly, is a big spender, and soon after she and Tertius have married she starts to rack up debts in his name, justifying the profligacy on the grounds that physicians enjoy an elevated position in society and should thus have indulgent lifestyles to match it. Think of it as an investment, she repeatedly suggests. We’re better than this! When, fearing bankruptcy, her husband finally gets around to objecting, Rosamond explodes, shouting, “I
When I read Sunday evening in the Wall Street Journal that Barack Obama was “unaware” until last summer that the U. S. spied on thirty-five world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, I was frankly stupefied. (Well, maybe not entirely stupefied, but at least semi-stunned.) No wonder Obamacare and practically everything else from foreign policy to energy policy is an unmitigated mess. This president and his administration have taken hands-off leadership and leading from behind to unprecedented levels. What exactly does our president do for a living? What’re we paying him for? Either the administration officials who leaked this information to the
To sympathize with many of the left’s freakouts, it helps enormously to have a selective memory, and start the clock at the date that the issue du jour has reached critical mass among the left and the MSM. (Apologies for repeating myself at the end of that last sentence.) Democrats convinced themselves in the mid-naughts that George Bush’s decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power in 2003 was entirely unprecedented and that no one on the left would ever agree to such a crazy idea — let alone that Saddam had WMDs. But to believe such thinking requires ignoring all of
From Florida to California, consumers are getting notices their health plans are cancelled. They were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it. That was a lie. They’ve been duped and dropped. The liar is none other than the President of the United States. On June 15, 2009, President Obama told a town hall meeting that “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise…. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
President Barack Obama’s job approval has dropped to an all-time low, according to a new poll released Wednesday. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey shows that a mere 42 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, down five points from a poll conducted in early October. The president’s disapproval rating stands at 51 percent, tying an all-time high for Obama. In all, 41 percent of respondents say they have a less favorable opinion of the president since the 16 day government shutdown, compared to 21 percent who say they have a more favorable view since the shutdown. The Affordable Care Act
White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare's rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN. Sebelius: 'I apologize, I'm accountable' for Obamacare website flaws - After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said. Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution. But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance companies, did talk on the record.
President Barack Obama is facing fresh attacks for his pledge that Americans who like their current healthcare plans can keep them under Obamacare, as reports pile up of thousands of Americans facing cancellation notices. Accusations that the pledge was misleading are potentially a deeper threat to Obama than the website glitches that have plagued Healthcare.gov since its October 1 launch and allowed only a trickle of people to sign up on new federal insurance exchanges. Obama has downplayed the problems with the website, saying it´s like a cash register not working, and has stressed that the underlying product of the
Exactly half the nation sees the year-old killings of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya as a serious scandal — one many believe will hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chance to be the next president, according to a newly-released national poll. Rasmussen Reports revealed that 43 percent of likely voters believe the scandal will damage Clinton. That rises to 47 percent among voters not affiliated with any political party, like independents. Some 41 percent said it wouldn´t ding her chances. The impact is clear, and not just on Clinton. Most — 58 percent — rated the
It was a spasm of violence that stunned residents: some 200 black youths raising hell - what police called a full-blown riot - in Austin, Texas. Angry black youths inexplicably converged by the Highland Mall, near an iconic haunted house attraction, and walked atop parked cars, fought among themselves, and hurled rocks at some 30 arriving police officers.(snip)In their reporting on the riot, Austin´s media outlets followed a widely accepted rule of mainstream journalism today: they failed to mention that the rioters were black. Yet many Austin residents surmised as much -- and their suspicions were confirmed when mug shots were
President Barack Obama will not attend next month´s event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania. Officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial. Jewell and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson will share the role of keynote speaker. Other events include a reading of the Gettysburg address by a Lincoln portrayer. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett also plans to attend the ceremony. Lincoln delivered the immortal words of the address at a dedication of the Soldiers´ National Cemetery on Nov. 19, 1863, more than
Ronan Farrow is already in MSNBC mid-season form. Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is set to debut his own MSNBC talk show early next year. His latest political comments, though, find him boosting the image of the Clintons in a way that even the far-left network might not embrace. They´re nimble politicians. Also I think that they represent a style of honesty that the public craves right now. And that´s reflected in the numbers. I think people are tired of the old school politicking, and when a politician comes out and says, “Actually, I changed my
Politico describes this kindly gesture as “an olive branch.” I agree. Cruz, whose fiery brand of conservative politics continually draws the enmity and wrath of the GOP establishment, has publicly pledged he will not help conservative candidates oust his more squishy, Republican colleagues. The “surrender caucus” can finally breathe a sigh of relief. For now: Extending an olive branch to GOP senators, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is privately making it clear he won’t engage in the Senate Conservatives Fund’s hardball tactics to defeat his colleagues in their primary races. At a closed-door lunch meeting of Senate Republicans Wednesday, the freshman
Conservatives are expressing shock and outrage that the Obama administration knew that many people in the individual insurance market would not be able to keep their plans once the Affordable Care Act took effect. Such shock is not surprising; overblown outrage is the stock and trade of conservative politics these days. But here´s what conservatives won´t tell you, lest it undermine their theatrics: Many insurance plans are shutting down because they don´t meet the higher bar of quality benefits required under Obamacare, and of those people who lose access to their plans, many will pay less and all will have better
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his frustration Tuesday with the fact that even in the United States, “a very educated country,” there are those who do not recognize the urgency of combating global warming. Addressing the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum, which encourages the “greening” of foreign mission in Washington, Kerry took aim at those who challenge the notion that the science is settled when it comes to climate change. “I am amazed after all these years that we’re still struggling here in a very educated country to get a lot of people to embrace and understand why this is not a
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) again praised Hillary Clinton on Monday, saying her work as Secretary of State was "outstanding" with the exception of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. "Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t going away — I think has been outstanding," McCain said. "I think she would be viewed by anyone, Republican or Democrat, as a very formidable candidate for 2016.” McCain has previously said that it would be a "tough choice" if the 2016 election were between Clinton and Sen.