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


Game Over. Play again?
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 8/20/2014 6:56:54 PM

Liz Peek at the Fiscal Times explains why the Republicans might fail to get voters interested in repealing Obamacare, despite its unpopularity. (Snip) Thus, anyone who tries to focus on a particular Obama administration issue will find that it won’t stay put. It’s like being blasted by a Clamore mine. Once you get past counting the 50th wound, you can’t remember where the first one was. Thus, the opponents of Obamacare would be best advised to forget focusing their fire on any individual problem and focus instead on Obama. He’s the common factor in all the dozens and hundreds of

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/20/2014 7:17:15 PM     (No. 9974269)

With a weak President it is actually possible to inundate the US with crisis after crisis and none of them get fixed. Is the public that linear in thinking and observation? Yes. They re-focus, like the children in a bad family situation on the familiar, the comfortable- the "woobie" the "blankie" and tune all else out. We have our entire futures being crushed by a few miscreants in the White House, Justice Department and the Senate and instead of worrying and doing something, we just keep right on going to the mall.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/20/2014 8:11:23 PM     (No. 9974331)

While I respect the PJ Media´s musing, I´m not on board with Mr. Fernandez´s opinion, in this case.

Obamacare is upmost on my mind, and MUST be repealed!

However, I don´t think it will be. The current, and upcoming crop of republicans lust for the big government control of the health care industry as much as the democrats.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: JimBob, 8/20/2014 9:08:31 PM     (No. 9974382)

Step back and make a more general argument.
The Government is:
-Too big
-Too intrusive
-Too expensive

All the various Obama ´initiatives´ can be cited as examples, but the basic principle is TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 8/20/2014 9:29:13 PM     (No. 9974399)

0bamacare´s endless new regulations are so complicated & inefficient they are making it difficult for smaller regional & rural hospitals to convert everything to the new required system. Formerly easy record keeping is now complicated and computer breakdowns in far distant centralized locations make it impossible to do some tests in a timely fashion. It looks like 0bamacare wants to squeeze out rural hospitals?! ...??????????!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 797804




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Hazymac"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Hazymac"



It´s Alive
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/21/2014 7:41:32 PM     Post Reply
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told reporters that ISIS “is beyond anything we have seen … They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded.” Hagel’s realization that it’s beyond Obama’s ken is understandable. You really can’t see much from the 18th hole. ISIS and the riots in Ferguson are examples of emergent events, which happens when big things suddenly constitute themselves out of a myriad of seemingly harmless little things and become something much larger than the original. It is the result of “a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and

UNC-Chapel Hill Seeks Course
Correction Amid Probe
Wall Street Journal, by Nikki Waller    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/21/2014 2:17:05 PM     Post Reply
A new school year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may bring resolution to an academic scandal that has clouded the university´s reputation for top-flight athletics and academics. The National Collegiate Athletic Association this summer reopened an investigation into how and why some athletes were able to enroll in no-show courses in the school´s African and Afro-American studies department, earning passing grades and ensuring their academic eligibility to compete. The NCAA´s original investigation into the classes, which began in 2011, led to a ban on postseason play for the football team and overturned 16 victories in 2008

   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Understanding the rage in Ferguson
Tampa Tribune, by Otis R. Anthony    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/21/2014 11:34:46 AM     Post Reply
Sunday night was the most intense evening of the protests that have gone on for more than a week in Ferguson, Missouri. I sat at home and actually considered crashing some big convention in Tampa this week with the chant, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” I felt driven to do something more than sit home and be a spectator to the most important event since the drama of the Civil Rights Movement. But at some point it occurred to me that making a spectacle at a majority white convention would do very little to help people understand my anger, or the

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to
get hurt, don’t challenge me.
Tampa Tribune, by Sunil Dutta    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/21/2014 10:24:01 AM     Post Reply
A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America. It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No officer goes out in the field wishing to shoot anyone, armed or unarmed. And although they’re unlikely to defend it quite as loudly during a time of national angst like this one, people who work in law enforcement know they are legally vested with the authority to detain suspects — an authority that must sometimes be

Trayvon´s Death Taught Liberals Nothing
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/21/2014 10:05:47 AM     Post Reply
Much too quickly after the death of big Mike Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, the Trayvon Martin dream team -- ambulance chasers Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, media hound Al Sharpton -- descended on his still warm body like so many turkey vultures. One would have hoped that their twisted performance in Florida during the previous two years would have taught America’s liberals something -- prudence, restraint, skepticism -- but it did not. Led by their media, liberals once again rushed in where wise men fear to tread. As expected, the media insisted on telling the same embarrassingly

Game Over. Play again?
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/20/2014 6:56:54 PM     Post Reply
Liz Peek at the Fiscal Times explains why the Republicans might fail to get voters interested in repealing Obamacare, despite its unpopularity. (Snip) Thus, anyone who tries to focus on a particular Obama administration issue will find that it won’t stay put. It’s like being blasted by a Clamore mine. Once you get past counting the 50th wound, you can’t remember where the first one was. Thus, the opponents of Obamacare would be best advised to forget focusing their fire on any individual problem and focus instead on Obama. He’s the common factor in all the dozens and hundreds of

Fingers Fly at Court-
Reporting Championships
Wall Street Journal, by Zusha Elinson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/20/2014 2:16:01 PM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO—The most famous court reporter in the country, Mark Kislingbury, calmly rested his hands on his keyboard. Around him, more than three dozen other stenographers also readied themselves for the 2014 national court-reporting championships, held last month in a hotel conference room here. The "Olympics of court reporting," as it is often called, kicked off with a speech, read at precisely 200 words a minute. The stenographers´ fingers began to fly. Onlookers, numbering fewer than the contestants, didn´t cheer. In fact, they were completely silent, though some made typing motions in a sort of "air court reporting" to see

   

 

B-G1


 
The Upper and Nether Millstones
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/19/2014 8:24:40 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday’s post about the inexorable expansion of government can be read in conjunction with Roger Simon’s current piece about how the Great Society laid the foundations for the riots in Ferguson. Ironically Michael Brown and the paramilitarized Ferguson police department are two sides of the same coin. They are the joint product of the politics of grievance and the growing expansion of government. The taxes that made the mobs dependent also armed the paramilitary police that contain them. You have one government department handing out Obamaphones and another handing out MRAPs to the cops. HHS gives out Obamacare and the

The real reason we yawn
Wall Street Journal, by Jonathan D. Rockoff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/19/2014 7:18:33 PM     Post Reply
Yawning can be a problem at the office for Lindsay Eierman. "I´ve explained, ´I´m sorry, I didn´t get much sleep last night,´ " says Ms. Eierman, a 26-year-old social worker from Durham, N.C. But a lack of sleep may not be the problem. Researchers are starting to unravel the mystery surrounding the yawn, one of the most common and often embarrassing behaviors. Yawning, they have discovered, is much more complicated than previously thought. Although all yawns look the same, they appear to have many different causes and to serve a variety of functions. Yawning is believed to be a means

Michael Brown: A Criminal and a Thug
Frontpage Magazine, by Matthew Vadum    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/19/2014 3:39:54 PM     Post Reply
As the media-sanctioned rioting, bloodshed and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, evidence is emerging that police shooting victim Michael Brown wasn’t the upstanding citizen that many on the Left have claimed him to be. All of this is happening as mobs have been attacking cops with Molotov cocktails and destroying community infrastructure. Some blacks in the region are reportedly randomly assaulting non-blacks as collective payback for what happened to Brown. Looting and property destruction are rampant. Scores of people have been arrested. Aircraft were ordered to fly at least 3,000 feet over Ferguson airspace after police said their helicopters were

An embarrassment of
Democrats, Grimes edition
PowerLine, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/19/2014 2:17:52 PM     Post Reply
I know Democrats can’t be embarrassed. When I refer to “an embarrassment of Democrats,” I am trying to capture the natural reaction of average Americans to the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the embarrassment of Democrats (as I call them) seeking higher office this November. Among them is one Alison Lundergran Grimes. Grimes seeks to knock off Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from reelection to the seat he holds representing the great state of Kentucky. When it comes to public policy, McConnell is a serious guy. He is a long-time defender of the speech rights of citizens that

Shrinking government and seeing a shrink
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/18/2014 8:12:15 PM     Post Reply
The National Treasury Employees Union has a PDF document on its website which shows why any attempt to shrink the government is foredoomed. ”The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is an independent labor union representing approximately 150,000 employees of 30 agencies of the United States government. (Snip) Clearly reformers can reduce the size of Washington to any degree they like provided that they don’t. This is what is called the “ratchet”. Spending goes only one way– up. And votes from the NTEU probably go only one way as well. It doesn’t matter how much the administration messes up the world

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Fist bump: Furious reactions to Obama´s joyful
5-hour golf game overshadow his 5-minute ISIS
speech as he teed off IMMEDIATELY after condemning
American photojournalist James Foley´s executioners

69 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/21/2014 6:04:28 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that ´when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.´ Minutes later he began a five-hour round at Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha´s Vineyard for his seventh visit to the links, so far, during a vacation that began August 9. The decision brought a chorus of condemnation from TV commentators, journalists, conservative partisans and Twitter denizens – and even an unintentional slap from the left-leaning New York Times. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters

The Meltdown
59 replie(s)
Commentary Magazine, by Bret Stephens    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/20/2014 6:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave up an astonishing five goals in 19 minutes—a sports commentator wrote: “This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.” These words could equally describe what has become of Barack Obama’s foreign policy since his second inauguration. The president, according to the infatuated view of his political aides and media flatterers, was supposed to be playing o jogo bonito, the beautiful game—ending wars, pressing resets, pursuing pivots, and restoring America’s good name abroad.

Missouri cop was badly beaten before,
shooting Michael Brown, says source

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Hollie McKay    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/21/2014 7:03:20 AM     Post Reply
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department´s top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and

Team Obama reveals that
it tried to rescue Foley

34 replie(s)
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:56:20 PM     Post Reply
When it comes to combatting ISIS, the Obama administration has precious few successes to talk about. So today it touted a failure: U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. The attempt, involving several dozen U.S. commandos, one of whom was injured in a fierce firefight with the militants, was the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria since the country’s descent into civil war. It came after at least six European hostages freed by the

Paul Ryan Suggests GOP
Candidates In Midterms Should
Run On Giving Illegals Citizenship

34 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 11:31:18 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested that Republican candidates in this year´s midterm elections should run on granting a pathway to citizenship for all of the country´s illegal immigrants. Ryan, who had reportedly been working behind the scenes with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to get House Republicans to support a broader immigration bill, said that he was "having problems" convincing conservatives to support immigration reform, which he said was "very important." In a Wednesday interview with Bloomberg News, Ryan said he supported a "path to legalization" for all of the country´s illegal immigrants. He said illegal immigrants should be able to "earn citizenship"

   

 



 
Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender
is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is
‘Biologically Impossible’

28 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 5:38:34 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness

Romney Romps Over GOP Rivals:
New Zogby Analytics Poll

27 replie(s)
Forbes, by John Zogby    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 8/20/2014 11:21:25 AM     Post Reply
It turns out that there are some good reasons why the former Governor and GOP Presidential nominee is allowing his name to be circulated as a potential candidate in 2016. Some of those good reasons can be found in a new poll by Zogby Analytics showing him outpolling his nearest rivals for the nomination by about two to one. The poll of 315 likely Republican primary voters was conducted online on August 13-15 and has a margin of sampling error of +/-5.6 percentage points. Romney places first in the 2016 race for the nomination with 20%, followed by New jersey Governor

Holder opens criminal investigation
into American journalist´s beheading

27 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 10:47:00 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that his Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the brutal execution by Islamic State militants of American journalist James Foley, in the latest move by the administration to use the criminal justice system to pursue terrorists. The announcement comes as the administration steps up its airstrike campaign against the same militant organization -- and mulls additional American boots on the ground in Iraq. Holder, during remarks in Washington, confirmed the "open criminal investigation" into Foley´s beheading, which was recorded and posted online this week. "Those who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something --

Global Warming has Temporarily
´Paused´ due to Climate Fluctuations
and Weaker Solar Irradiance

25 replie(s)
International Business Times, by Jayalakshmi K    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 8/20/2014 7:37:47 AM     Post Reply
Global warming has been temporarily ´paused´ according to a group of scientists, who attribute this interlude to climate fluctuations and a more restrained sun. Researchers at ETH Zurich have explained the two reasons behind the warming hiatus in their study published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The first is that global temperatures, which rose significantly in the 1990s, have only risen very slightly since 1998 - which has been used by sceptics to question climate change and the models used to measure it. However, climate fluctuations such as El Niño and its counter-phenomenon La Niña have

The Islamic State’s campaign
of terror will take more
than words to stop

25 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:47:01 PM     Post Reply
WITH EACH day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. On Tuesday the group that calls itself the Islamic State released a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley . Mr. Foley, as President Obama said Wednesday, “reported from difficult and dangerous places. .?.?. [He] courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings.” One reason there has been so little outcry as more than 150,000 Syrians have been killed and millions

DiCaprio: ‘We must
put a price on carbon’

25 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Laura Barron-Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 11:20:33 AM     Post Reply
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is narrating a new series about climate change that is being released ahead of a United Nations climate summit next month. DiCaprio, a staunch environmentalist, and Tree Media launched the Green World Rising series of short films, all centering around certain aspects of climate change. The first film in the series, titled "Carbon," calls for more federal action to control carbon dioxide pollution. “We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense. We must put a price on carbon — now,” DiCaprio said in a statement. The eight-minute long

The Truth-O-Meter Says: Sarah Palin recaps
Rosemary Lehmberg´s purchase of 70-plus
bottles of vodka over 15 months

25 replie(s)
Politifact/Austin American Statesman, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/21/2014 2:33:41 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin singled out the Democratic district attorney of Travis County after a special grand jury in the county indicted Republican Gov. Rick Perry. In an Aug. 17, 2014, commentary on the Fox News website, Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, noted the local official, Rosemary Lehmberg, previously "was busted for drunk driving with an open bottle of vodka in her car after a 911 call reported her endangering others (Snip)And was Palin right that Lehmberg, who has said she plans to serve out her term through 2016, bought six dozen bottles of vodka in a

   

Post Reply   Close thread 797804





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