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  • Sam Adams Withdraws from Boston St. Pat's Parade

    03/14/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by plangent · 90 replies
    WSAV-TV ^ | March 14, 2014 | Staff
    <p>The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups.</p>
  • A Mandate for Layoffs

    02/15/2014 8:01:43 AM PST · by plangent · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2014 | Editorial Board
    The White House has just made a damning admission about ObamaCare: Its employer mandate creates an incentive for businesses to lay off workers. That’s not how the administration puts it, of course. But a new rule requiring certain businesses to certify — on pain of perjury — that layoffs they make are not ObamaCare-related rests on this assumption.
  • Administration expands health law exemptions

    12/25/2013 5:11:15 AM PST · by plangent · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 24, 2013 | Ben Goad
    The Obama Administration on Tuesday proposed new regulations that add to the list of benefits not subject to reforms under the president’s healthcare law. A draft rule issued jointly by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury is the latest in a series of tweaks to the Affordable Care Act announced just days before major parts of the law are to take effect. The regulations, published in Tuesday's Federal Register, amend the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which laid out a category of “excepted benefits.” These include workers compensation or disability coverage, accidental death...
  • President Jollies President of Myanmar while Oklahoma destructs

    05/20/2013 3:44:44 PM PDT · by plangent · 13 replies
    05/20/2013 | Self
    Here we have Oklahoma City and it's suburbs in ruins. Not a peep from the Pres or FEMA. Who is minding the store in D.C. Apparently No One.
  • Public landscaping in area costs millions

    02/28/2013 3:41:32 AM PST · by plangent · 7 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | July 5, 2012 | Lawrence Budd
    Landscapers plan to plant 1,354 daylilies around the Austin Boulevard interchange, part of more than $2.1 million in public funds to be spent in the next year at two area interchanges on transportation enhancements. In the past two decades, more than $13.4 billion in federal transportation funding has been spent on 27,000 enhancement projects, devoted to scenic beautification, bike trails and historic buildings. In the Miami Valley, federal and local funds have paid for transportation enhancements off Interstate 70 in Huber Heights, Ohio 48 in Englewood and Interstate 675 at Far Hills Avenue. - See more at: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/public-landscaping-in-area-costs-millions-1/nPwLs/#sthash.gtVXFk0i.dpuf
  • Veterans Group Slams Obama: Heroes Don't Take Credit

    05/03/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT · by plangent · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/03/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Veterans for a Strong America, a non-partisan veteran and military support group, is hitting President Obama for "spiking the football" on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. The group has published an advertisement showing Obama taking all the credit for the bin Laden killing while explaining that "real heroes don't take credit." The ad also slams former President Bill Clinton for saying if the raid had gone wrong, it would have been horrible for Obama rather than the Navy SEALs who risked their lives to kill bin Laden
  • Why did GOOGLE minimize Memorial Day?

    05/30/2011 4:57:29 AM PDT · by plangent · 66 replies
    Google ^ | 05/30/2011 | Vanity
    Google, today, put up it's standard logo with no adornment. Just a small U.S. flag at the bottom of the page with a yellow ribbon. Compare this minimalist observance with the highly decorated GOOGLE logo commemorating all sorts of people and occasions -- usually avoiding anything that is considered patriotic.
  • Persona Management Software

    02/21/2011 9:51:29 AM PST · by plangent · 1 replies
    FedBiz Ops ^ | 06/22/2010 | U.S. air Force
    Online Persona Management Service. 50 User Licenses, 10 Personas per user. Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries
  • Kirk Can't Vote After Tuesday

    01/17/2010 5:12:07 AM PST · by plangent · 120 replies · 4,022+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Fred Barnes
    Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote for Democratic health care legislation, according to Republican attorneys. Kirk has vowed to vote for the Democratic bill even if Republican Scott Brown is elected but not yet certified by state officials and officially seated in the Senate. Kirk’s vote is crucial because without the 60 votes necessary to stop a Republican filibuster, the bill will be defeated.
  • The Teddy Eulogy

    08/28/2009 4:42:21 PM PDT · by plangent · 43 replies · 1,252+ views
    08/28,2009 | Vanity
    Oh, MYGOD, Did you watch Joe Kennedy II and his yacht-racing eulogy at the Kennedy Library? I couldn't believe it and the total elitism that surely appealed to the sentiments of the African-Americans (who didn't show on the cortege route, but provided the Gospel back ground). What a total embarassment! Then came the other half of the waitress sandwich, Chris Dodd, wallowing on the floor of the Brasserie, to give kudos to "Teddy" for being with him in all of his losses. Too bad Teddy didn't give him advice on his loss of ethics. Who scripted this disaster -- David...
  • Pickens Drops Plan for Largest Wind Farm

    07/07/2009 2:25:56 PM PDT · by plangent · 34 replies · 1,350+ views
    N.Y. Times ^ | 07/07/2009 | Kate Galbraith
    T. Boone Pickens’ widely advertised plan to build the world’s largest wind farm has been abandoned. T. Boone Pickens, the legendary oilman, has abandoned his plan to build the world’s largest wind farm, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News that was confirmed by a spokesman for Mr. Pickens. The report states that Mr. Pickens will instead build a handful of smaller wind farms around the Midwest. Possible locations include Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Kansas and Texas. The Texas Panhandle was to be the site of the original wind farm. Mr. Pickens has said in the past that he...
  • Propaganda, free speech and the slime attack

    05/24/2009 3:30:03 PM PDT · by plangent · 4 replies · 534+ views
    History is either a gentle teacher or a mocking scold. Before the fact, history is a warning not to repeat the mistakes of the past, but after the fact, history cries out with harsh reproach: How could you have been so stupid as to let this happen -- AGAIN! I am reminded of that dichotomy by a story in the newspaper in which "the former president asserted that in the past 15 years 'every dictator who has ascended to power has climbed on the ladder of free speech and free press' and then 'suppressed all free speech except his own.'"...
  • Bloated benefits for unions are sinking automakers

    11/16/2008 7:13:02 AM PST · by plangent · 30 replies · 1,547+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 16,2008 | Greg Lewis
    The election results represent an exercise in poetic justice in that Barack Obama is inheriting a set of problems largely of his own ideology's making. The kicker is that the solutions likely to emerge based on that ideology make it all too likely that the problems will remain intractable. The current auto-industry panic is instructive of Obama's dilemma. The crisis facing America's Big Three auto manufacturers has, arguably, a single source: legacy costs resulting from union contracts that were negotiated half a century ago. The financial burden thus incurred weighs down their balance sheets to such a degree that, even...
  • Coal Official Calls Obama Comments Unbelievable

    11/02/2008 5:01:02 PM PST · by plangent · 26 replies · 1,557+ views
    West Virginia Record ^ | November 02, 2008
    At least one state coal industry leader said he was shocked by comments Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made earlier this year concerning his plan to aggressively charge polluters for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. "What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there," Obama said in a Jan. 17 interview..
  • Obama’s Disrespectful Behavior at Ground Zero

    09/16/2008 2:40:37 PM PDT · by plangent · 4 replies · 61+ views
    Family security Matters ^ | September 15, 2008 | Ben Shapiro
    It is difficult to screw up an appearance at Ground Zero on September 11th. You have to be either completely oblivious or completely indifferent. It is a signal feat of idiocy. And yet Barack Obama accomplished it. John McCain and Obama visited Ground Zero together. Obama and McCain entered the site. But while McCain took the time to shake hands with uniformed firefighters and a construction worker with an American flag helmet, Obama ignored them and stood around.
  • Obama ad takes heat for McCain cyber shot

    09/14/2008 5:35:23 AM PDT · by plangent · 52 replies · 164+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 14, 2008 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama's campaign came under fire from conservative bloggers yesterday for a new political ad criticizing his 72-year-old opponent, John McCain, for not using computers.
  • Joe Biden Campaign Events

    09/07/2008 5:15:36 AM PDT · by plangent · 31 replies · 365+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 7, 20008 | Campaign Tracker
    Campaign Events This Week No events scheduled.
  • McCain Camp to ChastiseDems for Discarding American Flags

    09/06/2008 9:49:21 AM PDT · by plangent · 49 replies · 416+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2008 | Carl Cameron
    John McCain’s presidential campaign appears prepared to chastise Democrats over leaving behind piles of miniature American flags after Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday in Denver. Boy Scouts reportedly have arrived with at least two dozen trash bags full of the flags at the site of a McCain rally scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in Colorado Springs.
  • Storm Scrambles GOP Convention

    08/31/2008 5:21:16 AM PDT · by plangent · 15 replies · 123+ views
    Politico ^ | August 31, 2008 | Mike Allen & Jonathan Martin
    Late Saturday night, the RNC was planning to issue a release announcing the formation of a "working group of representatives from each of the states in Hurricane Gustav's path. The group will ensure that all affected delegates have information and assistance in real time. "The Affected States Working Group is led by all five state party chairs from the affected area, along with other delegation officials. The purpose of the group will be to regularly brief their delegates and convention planners, provide access to timely information and assistance, and give input on appropriate steps that can be taken from Minnesota."
  • A Reform Ticket

    08/31/2008 4:33:27 AM PDT · by plangent · 12 replies · 140+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2008 | Editorial
    For starters, we'd say Governor Palin's credentials as an agent of reform exceed Barack Obama's. Mr. Obama rose through the Chicago Democratic machine without a peep of push-back. Alaska's politics are deeply inbred and backed by energy-industry money. Mr. Obama slid past the kind of forces that Mrs. Palin took head on. This is one reason her selection -- despite its campaign risks -- seems to have been so well received by Republicans yesterday. They are looking for a new generation of leaders.
  • Echo of the Republican Credo

    08/30/2008 6:25:25 PM PDT · by plangent · 2 replies · 98+ views
    National Center for Public Policy Reseearch ^ | July 25, 1964 | Barry Goldwater
    Those who seek to live your lives for you, to take your liberty in return for relieving you of yours, those who elevate the state and downgrade the citizen, must see ultimately a world in which earthly power can be substituted for divine will. And this nation was founded upon the rejection of that notion and upon the acceptance of God as the author of freedom. Now, those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let...
  • An Attack That Came Out of the Ether

    06/28/2008 7:59:39 AM PDT · by plangent · 378 replies · 4,179+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2008 | Matthew Mosk
    The e-mail landed in Danielle Allen's queue one winter morning as she was studying in her office at the Institute for Advanced Study, the renowned haven for some of the nation's most brilliant minds. The missive began: "THIS DEFINITELY WARRANTS LOOKING INTO."
  • Meal from Hell Whets Appetite for US-Iran Clash

    01/29/2005 6:50:23 PM PST · by plangent · 17 replies · 1,202+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 29, 2005 | Paul Taylor
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Call it the meal from hell. A World Economic Forum (news - web sites) dinner designed to promote dialogue between Iran and the United States on Friday night began with a comic strip series of diplomatic and gastronomic blunders, and ended with a sharp exchange over nuclear weapons. With Iran's vice-president and foreign minister in the room, the organizers began by announcing they had disinvited Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte, one of the listed panelists, because the issues were too serious
  • British Bookies put Bush 2/5 and Kerry 7/4

    09/23/2004 7:02:40 AM PDT · by plangent · 40 replies · 1,286+ views
    Ladbrokes ^ | 09/23/2004 | Staff
    A successful party convention has seen George W Bush move nicely ahead of John Kerry in the polls and it's now 2/5 that the Republicans get another term in office. The Democrats can be backed at 7/4.
  • Official DOCS show Bush suspended in 1972 (not 1973 per CBS DOCS)

    09/11/2004 2:12:26 PM PDT · by plangent · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Self
    With so many fakes out there, I can't vouch for the origin of his but: What do you notice about this Order from Francis S. Greenlief, Major General, USA Chief, National Guard Bureau? Of course, the first is the standard typewriter used to prepare these orders at the national office. No sissy-pants Times Roman from a Selectric or IBM Executives here. Just a "pound-it-out" manual type face. But look closely at the friggin' date: August 1 1972 noting that: "1STLT GEORGE W BUSH" has been suspended on VERBAL orders of the Commander for "failure to accomplish annual medical examination", effective...
  • New Staff Additions Strengthen Kerry-Edwards Team for Final Campaign Push

    08/31/2004 8:39:24 PM PDT · by plangent · 60 replies · 1,516+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 8/31/2004 | Allison Dobson of Kerry-Edwards 2004
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /U.S. Newswire/ --With just over two months to go before Election Day, the Kerry-Edwards campaign announced Tuesday that it has brought on board key new staff to help lead the campaign to victory on November 2nd. The new additions strengthen an already impressive campaign team and bolster the campaign's efforts to put John Kerry and John Edwards in the White House
  • Bush Getting rounds of applause at Urban League Meet

    07/23/2004 8:14:43 AM PDT · by plangent · 58 replies · 3,083+ views
    Gotta watch Bush at the Urban League Meeting going on now. See Fox News Channel/CNN He's knocking them dead and getting not only rounds of applause but shouts of approval from the audience. FANTASTIC!