A Message From Lucianne  



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

Obama administration relaxes
rules of health-care law four
days before deadline

Washington Post, by Amy Goldstein

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/19/2013 10:10:24 PM

The Obama administration Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they could buy bare-bones health plans or entirely avoid the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. The surprise announcement, four days before the Dec. 23 deadline for people to choose coverage that begins on Jan. 1, triggered an immediate backlash from the health insurance industry and raised new fairness questions about a law intended to promote affordable and comprehensive coverage. “This type of last-minute change will cause tremendous instability in the marketplace and lead


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Sandbar, 12/19/2013 10:41:49 PM     (No. 9660961)

Let´s move the goalposts again.
Last week these catastrophic policies were called junk. Today they are "common sense".

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    48 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/19/2013 10:50:56 PM     (No. 9660966)

Would you like some Schadenfreude on your karma?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    54 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/19/2013 10:52:58 PM     (No. 9660969)

Funny, I thought that Congress passed the laws and the Executive enforced them. How does the administration get the authority to ´relax´ the rules?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    108 persons like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/19/2013 11:03:15 PM     (No. 9660976)

REPEAL! The ´law´ that passed is a shambles and only the expanded powers gained by the federal government remain intact. Why should ´we the people´ be held to be bound to this disastrous legislation is randomly changed at Obama´s whim?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    99 persons like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/19/2013 11:43:54 PM     (No. 9661010)

How in the world can any agency follow the spiderweb path of this law? This law is unenforceable. It certainly fails the due process test. It is no longer the law as it was passed. Heck, even the law as passed was not the law it was said to be. What a cluster mess this is. I hate these people. Yep - I´m a hater.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    71 persons like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/20/2013 12:16:57 AM     (No. 9661031)

It´s good to be king.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 12/20/2013 1:27:22 AM     (No. 9661074)

I´m entering my seventh year of a cancer-proscribed five-year timeline. I´ve had 7 or 8 surgeries (I´ve lost count). Then there are the chemo, rad, & hyperbaric chamber treatments and one screams, "ENOUGH!"
I told my husband a month ago, "enough!", as he was worried about coming changes to our insurance.

The Zero Administration is totally bat-s**t crazy. I´m serious. They´re off the rails! When is anyone going to call them on this???

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    122 persons like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/20/2013 1:44:33 AM     (No. 9661081)

#7 more than one prayer being said for you. As for the creature, he must be popping bullets of perspiration. Not only is he depressed, he is desperate. Take a peak in his room. You´ll find him on his prayer rug repeating over and over.....Let them buy SOMETHING, anything. Make you a deal you can´t refuse. We´ll give it to you along with whatever amount you request. Gotta get it off our lot...I mean our desks. Never would be honored as ´salesman of the year´ so ´it´s a good thing´ he got the Nobel Peace Prize when he did. Would you buy a policy from this individual, or anyone who worked for him?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 12/20/2013 1:51:06 AM     (No. 9661085)

Please forgive 2nd post.
#8, thank you. Please know you are loved, also.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 12/20/2013 2:41:44 AM     (No. 9661093)

President Unicorn can make laws change just like magic! It´s a miracle, really - "law" is whatever Lightbringer says it is! How wonderful, and how tolerant of the GOP to let him display these magical powers without even a weak wrist slap.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    48 persons like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/20/2013 4:04:50 AM     (No. 9661112)

When, oh when, is somebody in congress going to buck up and file a federal lawsuit against the unlawful idiot in the WH?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    52 persons like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: mws50, 12/20/2013 4:30:25 AM     (No. 9661127)

If obamacare gives obama the authority to postpone signing up for this fiasco, then let him postpone it for three years.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    43 persons like this.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/20/2013 4:45:58 AM     (No. 9661140)

It used to be "stroke of the pen, law of the land."

Now, it´s wave of the hand, or perhaps twitch of the lip, and it´s law of the land, Obama-style.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/20/2013 7:34:52 AM     (No. 9661241)

In a few months Zippy gets to say:"It looks as though no one wants to be in the health insurance business any more.....so....I have no choice but to announce the formation of the Central Health Agency."


(The carefully vetted crowd goes wild.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Gram77, 12/20/2013 7:39:42 AM     (No. 9661246)

I was going add my 2 cents to this but what is really needed are prayers for #7. And....here are mine.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    44 persons like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: beca, 12/20/2013 7:45:13 AM     (No. 9661255)

so obama is a constitutional scholar???? does that give him the right to just change existing law...................come on......let´s roll this thug OUT

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/20/2013 7:49:04 AM     (No. 9661267)

A law that doesn´t have to be followed by some people at some times...is not a law.

Only in the land of the LieBringer, a non-legal ruler, do you have a government that passes non-legal laws.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/20/2013 8:03:24 AM     (No. 9661287)

"There they go again!"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 12/20/2013 8:33:14 AM     (No. 9661347)

A lawsuit requires laws. We no longer have those.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    29 persons like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: guybee, 12/20/2013 8:36:50 AM     (No. 9661355)

A law that is not a law is a law when the enforcers choose to enforce it.

This is all part of the plan to destroy the insurance industry. This all part of the single payor strategy.

It is part of the Alinsky method - cause division and confusion. The enemy is reading from their playbook and calling plays in the huddle. These are merely the QB reading the defense and changing the play at the line of scrimmage.

The defense is in total disarray while the offense is ready to throw the hail Mary into the endzone.

Don´t be fooled fans. We are watching a game that is well structured and strategized. The only solution is not available to us - a united and organized opposition party with the guts and will to undo the damage.

It will never happen because McCain, Graham and Boehner are either part of the plot or unwilling accomplices that are too stupid to see what is happening.

2014 is Custer´s last stand. Watch how voter fraud become even more rampant as the demoncrats pull out every trick they have to cling to power.

This is our time. But will we cease the day?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    47 persons like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/20/2013 8:40:49 AM     (No. 9661363)

Have we completely abandon the rule of law in this nation?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/20/2013 8:50:31 AM     (No. 9661377)

This won´t end after (if) O´care is fully implemented because everything in it is ´to be determined by Kathleen Sebelius´.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.



Reply 23 - Posted by: maryc, 12/20/2013 8:53:30 AM     (No. 9661380)

Just what the Proctologist says before he begins his exam...relax. Perfect. Meanwhile back at the ranch, Michelle thinks a spoonful of obamacare is a magical treat. she is totally wigged.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/20/2013 9:00:14 AM     (No. 9661391)

Nice try, zipster, but I don´t think your newest mulligan is going to get more people to sign up. Everyone is on to you now. When you´ve spent 5 years brazenly cherry-picking the enforcement of our nation´s laws, we the people get the message. Looks like we are cherry-picking too and the one law that most of us are choosing not to obey is your signature law. You know what they say about payback, don´t you?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: bubbabgone, 12/20/2013 9:04:29 AM     (No. 9661396)

A Christmas gift of Cluster Fudge from Barack Obama to us all ...you can´t give it back and you gotta eat the whole thing.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 12/20/2013 9:05:04 AM     (No. 9661398)

When the president can change the law at his whim you do not have a legal government, you have a tyranny.

The Marxist democrats and RINO´s in 1975 when they had the power changed the filibuster rule from 66 or 2/3rds vote to 60 or 3/5ths vote. They have now by their control of the senate changed the filibuster rule to 51 or 1/2 a simple majority.

Can anyone say Marxist communists democrats and RINO´s ruling by tyranny.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    76 persons like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: azusaman, 12/20/2013 9:06:14 AM     (No. 9661406)

I wonder if John Roberts is proud of his decision.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/20/2013 9:06:19 AM     (No. 9661407)

Obama care is no care at all. It never was and never will be. It was designed to be a theft of funds from taxpayers to give to cronies and punish the opposition. That make believe website was theft of money for a proven company that couldn´t make a video game work with Valarie Jarrett ties.
Obama can relax/postpone rules on the law but it doesn´t fix anything. My doctor is gone, can´t find him, services are gone not in Obama´s network so I´m screwed.
I´m like #7 I have a patient number card to MD Anderson in Houston but can´t use it. This cabal of misfit communist bozo´s killed the health care industry that only needed some tweaking around the edges not totally destroyed. We have 1890s medicine now where the sawbones horse doctor doubles as your surgeon in a barn.
I´m sick of these misfits and the do nothing buttscratching clueless Congress.
If the ACA was going to be so great then everyone should participated from the President on down. That was a tip off that it was a piece of junk law.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    78 persons like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/20/2013 9:22:09 AM     (No. 9661453)

I hope AARP, the AMA, big Pharama, etc are happy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: grayjay, 12/20/2013 9:23:34 AM     (No. 9661456)

So this allows people to either go without insurance or have catastrophic coverage. That is not a satisfactory replacement for the prior insurance coverage that they have had cancelled. This is an absolute fiasco.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: trapper, 12/20/2013 9:26:19 AM     (No. 9661464)

It´s like watching the clown act at the circus. Falling over their own big feet; pulling the rug out from under themelves; and every time a clown with a ladder tries to put it up against the burning Obamacare building to rescue the clown at the top he hits someone in the face with it. Up soon ... the elephants, holding each others´ tails, trotting in a circle, and going nowhere.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: Arby, 12/20/2013 9:33:07 AM     (No. 9661479)

Well, isn´t that special. Throw the whole thing on the trash heap of history and let´s start all over (after the 2014 elections).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/20/2013 9:57:40 AM     (No. 9661533)

Best wishes #7 and prayers going your way.
Perhaps John Roberts should have READ the bill..the Supreme Court is no better than the democrats who voted for it. ALL are fools who didn´t really know what they voted for. WHO pays the price for their ignorance? You and me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 12/20/2013 10:12:53 AM     (No. 9661563)

Clint Eastwood was right!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    40 persons like this.

Reply 35 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/20/2013 10:18:40 AM     (No. 9661573)

Can you imagine if Bush had made changes to a law like No Child Left Behind without consulting Congress and kept moving the goal posts as this crew is doing? There would be immediate cries of the lawlessness of it and calls for impeachment. Are we living in an alternate universe?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.

Reply 36 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/20/2013 11:13:31 AM     (No. 9661674)

I have pointedly noticed that all of these "fixes" that Obozo has been passing out, including this recent one, is going to last ONLY for one year. If my math-a-magic is correct, that corresponds with the 2014 elections. So, my conclusion is that all Obozo is trying to do is provide cover for dims who are running for re-election and trying to hold on to the group that will simply give him whatever he wants. And I can´t figure out why the Republicans aren´t yelling loud and long about it. Someone needs to tell the lo-fo´s what is happening, even if they have to whap them upside the head with a 2x4. Just to get their attention of course.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: strike3, 12/20/2013 11:37:26 AM     (No. 9661704)

If it were not for people like #7 who are in serious need of healthcare (prayers to you) this sideshow that the Putz-in-Chief is putting on for us would be hilarious.

But take heart, Obama holds the highest office in the land and has no compunction about breaking the law on a daily basis, yet he still can´t break our spirit. He´s not going to survive three more years but we will.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.

Reply 38 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 12/20/2013 11:44:43 AM     (No. 9661714)

Obama has stepped in it and now it’s all the way up to his eyebrows. But, he still hasn’t gotten the message. It’s high time someone inform him that presidents are not sultans.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    59 persons like this.

Reply 39 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/20/2013 11:56:31 AM     (No. 9661740)

Indeed. Where´s John Roberts now? And where are patriots and even Republican Congressman who should be screaming from the Capitol dome about this illegal encroachment and overreach by the Executive?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.

Reply 40 - Posted by: Deedo, 12/20/2013 12:18:53 PM     (No. 9661787)

Since there is no filibuster anymore, if the GOP wins the majority in the Senate and holds on to the House (likely to increase in the House), the President might actually face veto-proof legislation post 2014 elections.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: owl, 12/20/2013 12:21:33 PM     (No. 9661794)

Read Wayne Root " Is oBama too big to jail? ". The Emperor just blithely waves sceptor and announces it shall be done. Congress simply shrugs, raises hands and say " It´s his way ". This is a LAW that ,by law, needs congressional approval before a letter can be changed. Zero has done this 14 times now, each time breaking the law. It´s time to forget him and impeach congress for dereliction of duty.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.

Reply 42 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/20/2013 12:25:03 PM     (No. 9661805)

Where are all the Constitutional scholars? The President can´t just arbitrarily change laws passed by Congress and signed by any President, by whim. If I was covered by ObamaCare, a law that was created and passed by the Democrat Party (and they own it), I wouldn´t abide by any of his mandates or Executive Orders. He isn´t Adolph Hitler, you know, he just acts like him.

Once Obama started changing the law, the implementation dates and just about everything else that it covers, then the law is invalid. If ever there were presidential actions that are illegal his actions here invalidate the law, and are raw meat for the Supreme Court. Give Roberts a chance to rehabilitate himself.

impeachment starts when?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: jayhawk, 12/20/2013 3:36:23 PM     (No. 9662079)

When anarchy reigns as it does with this administration and he is not upholding his sworn oath, indeed, he is breaking/has broken laws that he himself instigated and thumbs his nose and ignores established immigration laws, can civil disobedience or revolution be far behind? We can choose to ignore the very laws that he does. It is becoming very clear, who the domestic enemy is, now what will the populace do about it?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 44 - Posted by: gone2pot, 12/20/2013 6:02:42 PM     (No. 9662221)

Here´s why I believe this nation is no longer the United States; Mr Obama has OPENLY, PUBLICLY, brazenly conspired with his attorney general to not investigate or prosecute those who violate the law, then he told citizens to violate the law and "promised" they would not be prosecuted if they did violate the law; all this done in broad daylight and in your face. Do you really think he cares that his poll numbers are down? For those of you in Rio Linda, NO, he doesn´t. It doesn´t matter how low he goes in the polls, his tyranny is being implemented way ahead of schedule to a population of voters who make cows staring at passing trains look brilliant. Kids, IT IS OVER and it´s never coming back. If you really think Republicans will do anything other than fall down roll over and soil themselves even if they keep the House and win sixty seats for a filibuster proof Senate (and yep, I have to don my bright green florescent clothes pin and vote for them in 2014 and ´16), you are dreaming and good luck with that (my turnip truck wounds healed back in 2006).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.

Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/20/2013 6:04:59 PM     (No. 9662224)

The Obama Administration is making it up as they go along. If they can get away with doing that with Obama Care, why not with all other laws, as an example with the Internal Revenue Code, Omaha could make changes there to say who has to pay taxes and who is given a pass.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.

Reply 46 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 12/20/2013 6:31:09 PM     (No. 9662251)

Now we know what it´s like to live in Nazi Germany.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.

Post Reply   Close thread 765403

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

Long-term unemployed struggle
to find — and keep — jobs
Washington Post, by Ylan Q. Mui    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/18/2014 10:37:47 PM     Post Reply
For the long-term unemployed, finding a job is hard — but keeping one may be even harder. New research tracking people who have been out of work for six months or longer found that 23 percent of them landed a job within a few months of the study. But a year later, more than a third of that group was unemployed again or out of the labor force altogether. The findings are the latest in a bleak but growing body of literature suggesting long-term unemployment has become a trap that is difficult to escape. Economists say that means the long-term unemployed could become a permanent underclass, left behind by the nation’s broader

Social Security stops trying
to collect on old debts by
seizing tax refunds
Washington Post, by Marc Fisher    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 10:13:04 PM     Post Reply
The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the debts dated as far back as the middle of the past century. “I have directed an immediate halt to further

Wendy Davis Ethical Questions Surface
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:58:53 AM     Post Reply
Despite promises to the contrary, it appears that State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) voted on bills that affect her clients and favorably impact the bottom line of her law firm. “I have never done anything in a way that represents a conflict in my voting and something that would benefit me personally,” she said in an interview, but state records seem to tell a different story. The Dallas Morning News´ Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater (DMN) reported that Davis supported legislation governing a toll road project. That would be all well and good except for the fact that the

Democrats Lose Two More Special
Elections They Didn’t Expect To
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:38:34 AM     Post Reply
Democrats have had a recurring problem in special elections this year: Their voters aren’t turning out. If a weak economy and continued Obamacare problems persist, the November elections could be a disaster for Democrats. Last week, Democrats lost two special elections they weren’t planning to. Arlington, Va., is a classic wealthy ObamaTown, filled with government workers and limousine liberals. Mitt Romney won only 29 percent of the vote in 2012. But last Tuesday, Democrats lost their first election for the five-member Arlington County Board in 15 years when John Vihstadt, a Republican running as an independent, won a vacancy on

Nevada ranch standoff could leave
dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:19:32 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little as federal agents seized and then released cattle last week from the Bundy ranch, but there is little doubt that the highly charged episode was threatening to become a political headache for the Nevada Democrat. The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev. Mr. Kornze issued a statement Saturday saying that the bureau would return the cattle and withdraw its agents from the ranch

Democrats settle on fairness
issues hoping to avoid a repeat
of 2010 midterm disaster
Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:16:38 PM     Post Reply
On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters. In promoting legislation that would extend unemployment benefits, increase the minimum wage and promote equal pay for women, the Democrats have declared themselves the party that will ensure a “fair shot” for all. Republicans, they insist, are the party of special interests. It has been a classic Washington messaging campaign for these partisan

For Hillary Clinton and Boeing,
a beneficial relationship
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:13:05 PM     Post Reply
On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month later, Clinton was in China, where she jubilantly announced that the aerospace giant would be writing a generous check to help resuscitate floundering U.S. efforts to host a pavilion at the upcoming World’s Fair. Boeing, she said, “has just agreed to double its contribution to $2 million.” Clinton did not point out that, to secure the donation, the State Department

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting
Associated Press, by Maria Sudekum    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 5:39:19 PM     Post Reply
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition. Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park

Palin on Sebelius Replacement Sylvia
Burwell: ´You Can´t Make This Stuff Up´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/12/2014 5:03:32 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for nominating as his new Health and Human Services Secretary the same woman who ordered the shutdown of the war memorials during the so-called government shutdown last year. After accepting Kathleen Sebelius´ resignation Friday, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the former Office of Management and Budget director. This is the same person who sent the email initiating the barricading of the memorials, even as veterans were arriving in D.C. on their "honor flights" to see the memorials that they built. Palin, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment
Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

U.S. blocks Iran’s pick as envoy to
U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

45 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

43 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

41 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
39 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

28 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

26 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

26 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

26 replie(s)
New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Post Reply   Close thread 765403

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.