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  • Jobs wanted in Australia, but not if they clash with golf, involve chickens

    02/24/2016 12:00:12 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 17 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | 02/24/16
    The Australian government is tired of having unemployed people say they cannot take a job because it might interfere with their golf plans or dreams of becoming an actor. The government said it plans to tighten the rules on who qualifies for unemployment benefits to encourage a growing number of jobless - including some with creative excuses to stay off the job - to go to work. "Australia's income support system is there as a safety net for people who genuinely cannot find a job - not as an option for those who simply refuse to work," Australian Minister for...
  • Hillary’s lame excuses for her e-mail misconduct are crumbling

    01/30/2016 1:58:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-29-16 | Post Editorial Board
    The State Department just knocked a gaping hole in Hillary Clinton's happy e-mail fable. State, the Associated Press reports, won't release 22 of Clinton's messages to the public because they contain too much most-secret information. OK: Clinton's only promised that none of her e-mails were labeled "classified" - so she's technically not a blatant liar. But US intelligence agencies have determined these message contain enough sensitive information that even blacking out whole passages isn't enough to make them safe for public view. These e-mails are part of a trove of 7,000 pages - the last from Hillary's private server the...
  • State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

    01/22/2016 2:11:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton's personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal "oversight." In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton's emails believed to be work-related. The emails, thousands of which have been released on a monthly basis since last year, have become a constant headache for Clinton's front-runner Democratic presidential campaign. More than 1,300 of the emails from...
  • 'The devil made me do it': Obama's foreign policy just reached a new low

    09/19/2015 7:15:25 PM PDT · by the_daug · 25 replies
    Yahoo finance, Business insider ^ | Sat, Sep 19, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato and Michael B Kelley
    The Obama administration's policy toward Syria and its more than four-year civil war is rapidly becoming a black mark on the president's legacy. And a scathing new report by Peter Baker of The New York Times details the mind-boggling decision by the White House to refuse to accept any responsibility. The blame for the failed US effort to train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS "should be pointed not at Mr. Obama but at those who pressed him to attempt training Syrian rebels in the first place," administration officials told Baker. There are only "four or five" US-trained rebels left fighting...
  • Obama: ‘I’ve Been Skeptical From the Get-Go’ About Training the Syrian Opposition

    10/12/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Obama now says he never believed in the $500-million program to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition. The administration last week halted the failed program, which ended up “training” fewer than 100 Syrians, all but four or five of whom deserted or died after the Americans tried to turn them into anti-ISIS fighters. “Steve, this is why I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside Syria,” Obama told CBS’ Steve Kroft during an interview for “60 Minutes.” …
  • Clinton: ‘I Was Not Thinking a Lot’ When I Became Secretary of State

    09/04/2015 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    With a long line of debunked lies, shredded excuses, and abandoned spin attempts behind her, Hillary Clinton finally decided it was time to “apologize” for her email scandal. Of course, her idea of an “apology” basically amounts to: I’m sorry you Little People are too stupid to understand what I was up against, as a historic female Secretary of State. For good measure, Clinton threw in a stiff dose of the amazing Incompetence Defense into her MSNBC appearance – that bizarre, and disturbingly effective, tactic pioneered by the Obama Administration where officials claim to be innocent of wrongdoing by insisting...
  • Court Orders Pro-Life Group To Stop Releasing Videos That Make Planned Parenthood Look Bad

    07/30/2015 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A California court has ordered the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, the group behind a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood for haggling over the price of aborted baby parts, to desist from released any new footage exposing the practice. According to a report by Fox News, officials from a company that purchases baby parts from Planned Parenthood were granted a restraining order against CMP, restricting them from releasing new undercover video. At this point, CMP has released three videos showing a series of conversations about how much money Planned Parenthood receives for certain parts of a baby's aborted body....
  • 'The Victim was Bi-Racial' - Therefore, It's Okay?

    06/30/2015 7:12:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/30/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    The CONTENT OF THEIR COLOR (Sen Mark Udall, Dem Colorado) Seems to Be at Issue The Story Was of the 13 Year Old Girl Who Attacked Another Girl Holding a Toddler, While Other Kids Shouted Out Promptings, Threats and Laughed Approvingly.The original news story had to mention that the victim was "bi-racial".What is being implied here? "Well, it was 'just a black-on-black attack'.""It's just an internal racial matter'."She wasn't really (of another race)". Isn't that was Rev. Martin Luther King was talking about, referring to "the content of their character"?We're supposed to move beyond racial stereotyping, of all kinds.People of...
  • Scott Walker Didn't Finish College. And?

    02/13/2015 12:39:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    ".......For decades now, America's higher education system has poorly served Americans.If you can weld,you can land a job making six-figures tomorrow.If you recently acquired a B.A. in sociology,well, can you tell me how you do that thing where you make the foam on top a latte look like a heart?There's a reason why the lack of a college degree is practically celebrated in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg,Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are all college dropouts. Peter Thiel says a college "diploma is a dunce hat in disguise" and wants to blow the higher-ed system up entirely. Sixty-three of the people...
  • Obama aide takes blame for Paris absence

    01/20/2015 5:56:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2015 | Justin Sink
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Tuesday it was his fault the White House didn’t send the president or another senior member of the administration to a unity rally in Paris earlier this month following the terror attack on a satirical newspaper. “We’ve said we regret we didn’t send someone more senior than out ambassador,” McDonough said in an interview with NBC’s “The Today Show. “That rests on me, that’s my job.” McDonough said he regretted the decision in particular because “the melee that ensued after that has covered up and obfuscated the very good progress that our...
  • President Obama 'Fixes' Ferguson

    12/01/2014 11:40:00 AM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-01-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 12/01/2014 Yep that should do it... The White House explains...(snip)
  • Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting

    11/25/2014 9:43:44 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 35 replies
    The violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., are part of the American experience. Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture
  • Michael Brown Killing: Police in Ferguson Fire Tear Gas Amid Looting [Saturday AGAIN!

    08/16/2014 5:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/16/14 | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD AND ERIN MCCLAM
    Armored vehicles rolled back onto the streets of Ferguson early Saturday, as riot police faced off with looters in the Missouri town gripped by protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen.
  • Obama's 15 Worst Excuses For His Failed Presidency

    08/02/2014 4:35:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | John Hawkins
    1) Republicans ahead of him on the golf course wouldn't let him play through; so he missed calls telling him ISIS was overrunning Iraq. 2) Obama has been too busy reliving his choom gang days by getting high and watching old Cheech and Chong movies to fix the economy. 3) Don't blame Obama for Obamacare. It's George Bush's fault! 4) Obama was completely unaware that there is more to being President than giving speeches blaming Republicans for causing all of America's problems. 5) What failed presidency? Chris Matthews says Obama is the most successful President ever! 6) He's distracted all...
  • Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing reasons why his wife would not have sex

    07/21/2014 9:55:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 July 2014 | Richard Spillett
    A spreadsheet that a man emailed his wife detailing her reasons for turning him down for sex has been shared by thousands of people online. For a whole month, the 26-year-old sexually-frustrated husband jotted down every response from his other half when he asked her for intimacy. He then collated the information and put it into an Excel document before cruelly emailing her as she arrived at an airport ahead of a ten-day business trip.
  • New excuse for not notifying Congress of Taliban 5 swap: Decision made day before

    06/10/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 10, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    How many excuses has the White House produced for not complying with the statutory requirement to notify and consult with Congress before releasing detainees from Gitmo? We’ve had enough to get to the point where they’re recycling the older ones. First we heard that there wasn’t enough time to notify Congress, followed by a claim that Bowe Bergdahl’s health was so bad he could have been dead within days. When that didn’t work, the White House then claimed that the Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if the deal leaked, which no one bought, and so we’re back to the we-had-no-time...
  • Budget Data Reveal: VA Spending Exploded Amid Deadly Delays

    05/21/2014 4:12:01 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/20/2014 | John Merline
    As soon as the mushrooming scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department erupted, blame focused on budget shortfalls for chronic delays in treatment. Several VA hospitals have been accused of falsifying records to cover up delays in treating patients in desperate need. In Phoenix, as many as 40 veterans may have died as a result. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., argued that the main cause of the delays is money: "If the VA does not have enough doctors to see these patients, then these problems are a result of a lack of funding." [snip] It sounds good. And it would seem to...
  • Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

    03/16/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Police State USA ^ | March 15, 2014 | PSUSA
    ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches. The busy Tuesday morning commute was abruptly halted just after 10:00 a.m. on March 11th. One driver told ABC News that traffic stopped and he witnessed 30 police cars pass on the shoulders of I-270 near Rockville. “Then, when I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent...
  • What Are the Best Excuses for Being Late to Work?

    02/27/2014 7:21:52 AM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 90 replies
    NJ1015.com ^ | February 26, 2014 9:00 PM | Steve Trevelise
    A new national survey by Careerbuilder,com puts traffic on top with 39 per cent of those surveyed. There’s nothing like that helpless feeling of sitting in traffic knowing you’re going to be late for work. Next up, lack of sleep at 19 per cent, followed by problems with bad trabsportation at 8 per cent. 7 per cent blame the weather, 6 percent are late due to dropping children at daycare or school and fifteen per cent of employees of employees admit to arriving late for work at least once a week. But there are other more unusual excuses like…
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naïve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...
  • Revealed: How a simple spelling error helped bring down $630 million Obamacare website

    11/08/2013 2:40:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-7-13 | David Martosko
    A spelling mistake in the words 'not recommended' on the Obamacare website led to the site going down, it was revealed today in internal notes from 'war room' meetings of experts scrabbling to breathe life into the shambolic operation. The error limited the choices Obamacare shoppers were offered in October and often presented them with overpriced options. Ultimately, at least some of the website's many outages were brought about by this simple typo, as technicians struggled to give the public an experience that mirrored President Obama's promises. 'In states where the federal government helps run these marketplaces, the average American...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Pleads On Hot Mic: 'Don't Do This To Me'

    10/30/2013 3:23:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Near the end of grueling testimony during which she was repeatedly grilled on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was caught on a hot mic whispering to a colleague, "Don't do this to me." It wasn't immediately clear what she was referring to. But her aside came during a line of questioning in which Republican members of Congress repeatedly questioned her on whether she would be willing to enroll in the federal health insurance exchanges under Obamacare.
  • Democrats Newest :”It’s all Republicans fault because they are rooting for Obama-care’s failure”

    10/21/2013 8:04:57 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    Yep, its back. Republicans are rooting for Obama-care’s failure so blame them not Obama. A regularly repeated Democrat line Obama’s first term was:‘Republicans are rooting for our economic stimulus to fail so America fails” Now they are repeating this new line to cover for the Obama-care website disaster. Obama today : “But it’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hardworking, middle-class families are rooting for its success. (Applause.) And if the product is good, they're willing to be patient.”Remarks by the President on the Affordable Care Act (The White House ^ | Monday, October 21, 2013...
  • Park Service director blames threat of terrorism for closing Mall during shutdown

    10/16/2013 7:44:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    The Washington times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The National Park Service director will blame terrorism for having to shut down most of the National Mall during the government shutdown, saying that was the only way to protect the memorials with limited staff “in a post-9/11 world.” In testimony submitted to Congress, Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said he’s only been able to keep a dozen of the normal 300 employees charged with cleaning and caring for the capital region’s memorials during the shutdown, and without the rest of his staff he cannot guarantee the safety of the property.
  • Healthcare Navigators Battling Dedicated Obstructionists—and Fox News

    10/10/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | October 9, 2013 | By Rick Cohen
    The fate of the Affordable Care Act, notwithstanding obstructionism by the Republicans and the nine House Democrats, depends strongly on the success of efforts to get uninsured people to enroll for health insurance. First and foremost in making this happen are the navigators. There’s no reason to let the Obama administration off the hook for its own responsibility in making the work of the navigators tough, what with navigator grants that were announced only in August with training materials issued in September for the October 1st start-up of the exchanges, not to mention embarrassing computer glitches. Since the nonprofit sector...
  • British National Archives show a son was born to Obama Sr. in 1961 in Kenya

    05/04/2013 7:35:39 PM PDT · by bgill · 185 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    On April 18, 2012, the BNA released the first batch of thousands of “lost” colonial-era files believed to have been destroyed, including files on Britain’s former colony of Kenya. Reporters at the UK’s The Guardian were among the first who looked at some of the newly released colonial files. They found that the name of Barack Obama (henceforth, Obama Sr.), the father of the POS in the White House, is on the top of a list of names revealed in a hitherto secret British colonial file of Kenyans studying in the United States.
  • Cold Case Posse Lt. Mike Zullo Exposes Author John Woodman As A 'Defunct Entrepreneur' And Obot.

    John Woodman is a one time author, a self proclaimed computer expert who decided to take it upon himself to get recruited, according to CCP Investigator Mike Zullo, and write a book debunking the claims that Obama has a forged birth certificate and that he is not a natural born Citizen. On Friday, April 5, 2013, Lt. Mike Zullo took calls from listeners for one hour on a radio program. As expected, a caller who has been revealed to be a Obama supporter called in and asked Zullo why he didn't consult with John Woodman on the criminal fraud investigation....
  • Trial to Begin for Man Accused in DUI Crash That Killed Toddler

    03/20/2013 8:39:14 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 13 replies
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow in the trial of a 24-year-old man charged in a 2011 hit and run crash that killed a 2-year old boy. Angel Alberto Cruz Perez of Santa Ana is accused in the November 9th accident near the intersection of 5th and North Bewley streets. Perez is charged with one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving a motor vehicle without a license, with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old and fleeing the scene. Prosecutors allege...
  • How Romney Could Have Won. A changed system = changed results.

    01/08/2013 7:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/08/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    If votes in every state were awarded by congressional district, President-elect Romney would be planning his inauguration right now. According to the Cook Political Report, Mitt Romney won roughly about 52 percent of the congressional districts. Currently, all states except for Maine and Nebraska award electoral votes on a winner-takes-all basis. Long-term, that looks like a worrisome trend for the GOP. Several formerly red strongholds, including Georgia and Arizona, are becoming more Democratic. Still, demographics are not destiny and if Republicans succeed in winning over more Hispanics than they have in recent years, for instance, these states could well remain...
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • Clinton will not testify before Congress on Libya, purported concussion cited

    12/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 95 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/15/12
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to testify next week before House and Senate panels on the Benghazi issue because she sustained a concussion, a top State Department official said Saturday.
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • Obama: 'Not personally aware' of security requests before Libya attack

    10/26/2012 2:48:54 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/2012
    President Obama said Friday he was "not personally aware" of any request for more security by U.S. diplomats in Libya before the Sept. 11 strike on the consulate.
  • Bill Clinton: No president could have "magically" fixed economy in one term

    09/23/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Bill Clinton: No president could have "magically" fixed economy in one term By Leigh Ann Caldwell Last Updated 10:12 a.m. ET (CBS News) Former President Bill Clinton offered a strong defense for President Obama's re-election Sunday morning, arguing that no president could have "fully healed" the economy in four years. "That's why we've got to keep working at it," Mr. Clinton said on "Face the Nation." The president's efforts, Mr. Clinton argued, have reversed the downward spiral of losing up to 800,000 jobs per month. "His jobs record is better" than the Bush administration's, he said, adding that no president...
  • The Excuses President (pic)

    08/30/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
     
  • From 'Hope' to Hypocrisy: Excuses, Excuses -RNC ad

    04/17/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    RNC/GOP ^ | April 16, 2012 | RNC
    New RNC Ad. But who will see this if they aren't already convinced? "Join us at http://www.GOP.com ... because excuses don't pay the mortgage."
  • Call for border fence exposes lack of knowledge

    10/18/2011 12:04:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 292 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | October 18, 2011 | staff
    Minnesota Congresswomen and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has become the latest politician to call for an impenetrable fence along the entire length of the border with Mexico. "President Obama has failed the American people by failing to secure the southern border," said Bachmann. "I will secure that border and that will be Job One." Statements like that may get some attention, but they are not practical. Don't take our word for it; take Rick Perry's. The Texas governor has been called a lot of things, but he's hardly a mushy liberal. Yet even this tough Texan sneers at calls for...
  • Obama Faces Tight Restraints in Crafting Jobs Plan

    08/30/2011 3:06:51 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Published August 30, 2011 | Fox News
    President Barack Obama, hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling, is preparing a September jobs package with limited tools at his disposal to prime the economy and crank up employment. At a minimum, the president's plan will call on Congress to extend current payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits, spend money for new construction projects and offer incentives to businesses to hire more workers. But economists say that while that would eliminate some drag on the economy and maintain the status quo, it won't be enough to propel it to new heights.
  • GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs

    08/19/2011 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/11 | Jonathan Stempel
    * New GM said not responsible to fix Impala made by old GM * Suspension problem said to cause excessive tire wear By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy. The lawsuit, filed on June 29 by Donna Trusky of Blakely, Pennsylvania, contended that her Impala suffered from faulty rear spindle rods, causing her rear tires to wear...
  • Obama On Lack Of Change: "This Is Something That We Inherited"

    07/20/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2011 | Staff
    REVISH: "There's still a lot of frustration from people continuing to wait for that change that you promised, they don't feel better off now than they were 3 years ago. How do you convince them we're headed in the right direction?" OBAMA: "Well, look there's no doubt that we've gone through the toughest economic situation that we've seen since the Great Depression. I think the vast majority of people understand that this is something that we inherited and that when I came into office we'd already lost 4 million jobs and the few months after I got sworn in we...
  • Study: Homosexuality, celibacy didn't cause abuse (Catholic Church)

    05/17/2011 9:03:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2011 | RACHEL ZOLL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers commissioned by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops to analyze the pattern of clergy sex abuse over decades have concluded that homosexuality, celibacy and an all-male priesthood did not cause the scandal. The report from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York said about 44 percent of the known abuse cases involved priests who were ordained in the 1940s and 1950s, at a time when seminaries did not properly train them to live a celibate life. These men were not equipped to withstand the social upheaval of the 1960s, which was a time of...
  • Obama tells supporters change harder than expected

    04/22/2011 2:15:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21 2011 | JULIE PACE
    SAN FRANCISCO -- President Barack Obama told supporters on Thursday he is pressing ahead with his agenda in a difficult political environment in Washington and that "change turned out to be a lot tougher than expected" Obama addressed about 200 people who paid up to $35,800 apiece for the fundraiser at a San Francisco hotel, the first of four fundraisers of the day. Even though he's running for re-election from the White House, Obama said he still wants to mount a grassroots campaign.
  • "Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes."

    02/20/2011 12:15:02 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/2011 | ODD RICHMOND and JASON SMATHERS
    Doctors from numerous hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes to explain public employees' absences from work. Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said. "What employers have a right to know is if the patient was assessed by a duly licensed physician about time off of work," Sanner said. "Employers don't have a right to know the nature of that conversation or the nature of that illness. So it's as valid as every...
  • Liberal Excuses for Conservative Victory

    12/02/2010 3:50:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The Aerican Thinker ^ | December 02, 2010 | Jay Haug
    Following their electoral repudiation, the left is handing out very few mea culpas. Instead, we are getting a lot of whining, excuses, spinning, and outright distortions. Other than those 43 House Democrats who wanted someone other than Nancy Pelosi as minority leader, the Democrats, in the words of Margaret Thatcher, "are not for turning." Contrast Democratic Party talk now, or lack of it, with 2008. When the left won, their rhetoric was all about "change has come." The verbiage crescendoed with exalted talk of imposing their agenda, elections having consequences, and compromise mandating conservative surrender, white flag in hand, to...
  • 7 Lame Liberal Excuses For The 2010 Election Shellacking

    11/09/2010 8:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2010 | John Hawkins
    "Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet! Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy!" -- Cartman, South Park Admittedly, it has been a lot of fun to watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Left after the savage beating they received on election day. However, it's more than a little disturbing that almost no one on the Left seems to think they lost because they actually did a bad job. In other words, according to liberals: Obamacare, the failure of the stimulus, Obama bowing to foreign leaders, the way they handled the BP oil spill, trying to...
  • They still don't get it

    11/04/2010 2:31:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2010 | George F. Will
    Unwilling to delay until tomorrow mistakes that could be made immediately, Democrats used 2010 to begin losing 2012. Trying to pre-emptively drain the election of its dangerous (to Democrats) meaning, all autumn Democrats described the electorate as suffering a brain cramp, an apoplexy of fear, rage, paranoia, cupidity -- something. Any explanation would suffice as long as it cast what voters were about to say as perhaps contemptible and too trivial to be taken seriously by the serious. It is amazing the ingenuity Democrats invest in concocting explanations of voter behavior that erase what voters always care about, and this...
  • NYT and WaPo circle the wagons

    08/19/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jim Treacher
    Obama’s in trouble. Whether it’s the economy or the oil spill or the Ground Zero Caring Sharing Togetherness Mosque or whatever else that’s gone wrong for him, his approval ratings are drooping like a 49-year-old man’s pecs. More and more Americans are wondering why they voted for this guy. More and more Americans are getting fed up with the way things are going. More and more Americans are flipping their calendars to November 2010 and 2012 and marking the dates. You’ll never guess whose fault that is! New York Times:In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick Americans need only stand in line...
  • You’re only saying that because Obama is [half-black/sorta Muslim-ish/other]

    07/10/2010 9:11:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2010 | Jim Treacher
    The President of the United States has not been making a lot of friends in Israel lately. He snubbed Bibi, he’s looked the other way as Iran builds a nuke, and he’s generally one of America’s staunchest allies like something stuck to his shoe after walking Bo. On Wednesday he was magnanimous enough to grant an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, and here’s one of his pearls of wisdom, as reported by Haaretz: During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that...