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  • PA's top judge says colleagues snared in porn scandal will 'have to pay the piper'

    09/30/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9-30-14 | Chris Brennan
    RON CASTILLE, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, says any judges snared in the pornographic-email scandal unfolding in Harrisburg at the state Attorney General's Office will "have to pay the piper." Castille, speaking yesterday on a conference call with reporters, said he has asked Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in a letter Thursday followed by a telephone call - for the names of any judges who sent or received the hard-core pornography. Castille also wants copies of the emails. "I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper," Castille said. "It's...
  • The de-evolution of climate activism (video)

    09/27/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 26 Sept. 2014 | Anthony Watts
    National Review’s Katherine Timpf interviews protestors at the Flood Wall Street climate march. Some segments are just unbearable to watch. The video pretty much tells you all you need to know.
  • Google Pulls Funding from Conservative Group for Stance on Global Warming

    09/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    While on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt explained that Google had pulled funding from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- a conservative group -- because of their stance on global warming.
  • America — poised for collapse

    09/23/2014 5:59:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Mychal Massie
    America stands on the very brink of collapse, and I believe the indications are such that if she doesn’t collapse in my lifetime, she will in my son’s. If that scares you, it should. America is in trouble such as she has never experienced in her history, and it is trouble of our own making. I could lie to you and subscribe to falsities such as if we get rid of Obama and replace him with a “you fill in the blank” or if the Republicans gain the majority in the Senate or if blah-blah-blah. But assuming all of those...
  • Activists plan to shut down NY stock exchange [Ruining Business on Monday]

    09/22/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CNN MONEY ^ | 9/22/14
    Hundreds of environmentalists plan to "shut down" the New York Stock Exchange Monday to protest the relationship between global warming and Big Business. Scores of protesters marched towards the exchange in lower Manhattan bringing traffic to a standstill by midday Monday for an event dubbed #FloodWallStreet. They planned to march a few blocks north to Wall Street and stage a "sit-in" until forced to leave.
  • If Climate Change Deniers Are 'Bonkers', What Does that Make Emma 'Mother of Gaia' Thompson?

    09/22/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | James Delingpole
    Actress Emma Thompson, arguably best known for her Best Actress Oscar in Howards End and for her courage in naming her daughter Gaia, has declared that anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is "bonkers".
  • Iowa poll: Huckabee tops GOP field… by a lot

    09/13/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    More evidence surfaced on Friday which proves conclusively that the 2016 presidential race is not upon us. At the very least, the “invisible primary” remains perfectly invisible for now. On Friday, a CNN/ORC poll was released which misled its readers into thinking that the presidential race is on in the Hawkeye State. That survey revealed that the campaign is a rather predictable one on the Democratic side. The state which rejected Clinton in 2008 is now prepared to embrace her. At least, 53 percent of Iowa Democrats are prepared to make that leap. Another 15 percent of Democrats back...
  • Gallup: Twice as many Americans show 'strong disapproval' of Obama than 'strong approval

    08/29/2014 8:01:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/29/2014 | Rick Moran
    The intensity of disapproval of the president has been climbing steadily for 5 years to where now, more than twice as many Americans say they "strongly disapprove" of him than "strongly approve." Gallup: Americans are more than twice as likely to say they "strongly disapprove" (39%) of President Barack Obama's job performance as they are to say they "strongly approve" (17%). The percentage of Americans who strongly disapprove of Obama has increased over time, while the percentage who strongly approve has dropped by almost half.
  • Poll: Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Believe Every Kid Should Get a Trophy

    08/24/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Tony Lee
    A new national poll has found that a majority (51%) of Americans aged 18-24 feel that everyone who participates in a sport should get a trophy.
  • Think-Tank Tweet Tells Amnesty to ‘Suck It’ Over Ferguson Dig

    08/19/2014 7:56:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    I have to say, think tanks in D.C. usually don’t get this exciting. But the centrist Center for Strategic and International Studies mixed it up on Twitter last night with Amnesty International — then apologized for the incident. It started when Amnesty plunged into the Ferguson debate on Monday, announcing that it sent a 13-person “human rights delegation,” to the Missouri town, “which included observers who monitored police and protester activity and sought meetings with officials. Other members of the delegation trained local activists in methods of non-violent protest.”
  • Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game with Hands Up for Michael Brown

    08/19/2014 7:06:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 149 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | unknown
    From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air.
  • McClellan: Memo to the world — we're fine [St. Louis Columnist Offers Perspective]

    08/15/2014 2:48:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Stltoday.com ^ | 8/15/14 | Bill McClellan
    Memo from St. Louis to the rest of the world: We’re fine. Really. So far, anyway. We are not in great spirits. We are saddened by the death of Michael Brown. He was shot to death by a police officer Saturday. As of yet we know almost nothing of the circumstances of that shooting. For that matter, we know little about Michael Brown except that he graduated from high school and planned to go to Vatterott College. That is not the profile of a dead-end kid. He had ambition. He had plans. His death was a tragedy, very possibly a...
  • ANONYMOUS Calls for National Day of Rage – Nationwide Protests on Thursday 8-14

    08/14/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    Video says: “The media will have you believe that these protesters are looters and criminals. This is certainly not the case.”Tell that to the owners of the local QuikTrip.
  • Topless Texas protesters troll gun activists

    07/31/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Joshua Fechter
    AUSTIN — Topless women trolled open carry activists in an Austin protest, vowing to keep their shirts off as long as gun rights supporters touted firearms.Come and Take It Texas posted a video Sunday of two women baring their breasts in an attempt to counter the gun group's demonstration on Saturday, calling them "skanky topless libtards." The women carried signs that read, "You realize that everyone thinks you're overcompensating for your teeny tiny 'gun' right?" and "Boobs for peace."According to Raw Story, open carry advocate Tom Jefferson said the women harassed gun advocates: "They followed us into a small coffee...
  • Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road

    07/31/2014 7:25:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/31/14 | MELHOR M. LEONOR
    ... In the 1950s and 60s, Arthur Godfrey exhorted the nation over the airwaves to come to Miami Beach and, in thanks, the city co-named 41st Street as Arthur Godfrey Road.... More than half a century later, the Miami Beach Commission is entertaining a proposal to remove his name from the street. The commissioner calling for the change says he is not relevant anymore; others allege he was anti-Semitic and his name should not grace one of the defining thoroughfares of the city.
  • Mark Kirk: ‘Hell of a wrongful death suit’

    07/18/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/18/14 | Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is calling for a wrongful death lawsuit against Russian assets on Friday after a commercial airline crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. “I want to hear [during President Barack Obama’s speech today] that the Department of Justice will bring one hell of a wrongful death suit against Russian assets that are located in the United States to make sure there’s a significant cost paid by Russia for this action of shooting down an international airliner with a weapon system that is directly related to the Russian armed forces,” Kirk said on CNN.
  • Ridiculous EPA rules make wildfires more dangerous

    07/18/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Lee DeCovnick
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are to blame for a freeze in a Pentagon program that provides military equipment to fire departments for fighting wildfires, according to a group of bipartisan senators.
  • CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's

    07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]. Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just...
  • Federal Judge Forbids Use of ‘Redskins’ in Court Documents

    07/15/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 | Theresa Vargas
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the team’s name, which has been described as an offensive slur against Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte, who is presiding over a lawsuit that former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green brought against the Redskins, issued a 21-page ruling with this footnote on the first page: “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court...
  • Al Gore: climate change is the 'biggest crisis our civilisation faces'

    07/14/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | unknown
    Climate change is "the biggest crisis our civilisation faces", says former US Vice President Al Gore. Mr Gore sat down with the BBC's Jon Donnison in Australia, where his organisation, The Climate Reality Project, was holding training sessions to educate future leaders in the fight against climate change.
  • Straggling bull gores Pamplona survival guide author

    07/10/2014 7:44:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    au.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival on Wednesday when it turned its horns on him and other panicked daredevils. The 600-kilogramme (1,320-pound) bull named Brevito lagged behind the pack just before entering the city's bull ring at the end of a rain-slicked bull run in the annual San Fermin festival. The straggling animal skewered 32-year-old Chicago-based journalist and author Bill Hillman in the right thigh and a 35-year-old Spanish man in the chest before being guided to the end of the bull-run.
  • Reality, Relativity and the Dire Consequences of the Border Debate

    06/29/2014 6:49:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    ......Which brings us right back to where we started: what do we do about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children coming across our borders, and even more importantly, what are we going to do about the hundreds of thousands more who will be coming across in the months to come? The liberal mindset that we should take them all in, feed and clothe them, educate them and assimilate them into society is compassionate and well meaning, but as most idealistic remedies, is long on compassion and short on practicality and answers.
  • Hagerstown man gets one year in jail for road-rage threat

    06/13/2014 8:10:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | June 12, 2014 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    A Hagerstown man who was driving a car when his front-seat passenger pointed a shotgun at a tractor-trailer driver during a road-rage incident last year on Interstate 81 was sentenced on Thursday to one year in the Washington County Detention Center. Washington County Circuit Court Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Vincent Saunders, 22, of West Washington Street to serve five years in prison with all but one year suspended. Long ruled that Saunders would serve the one-year sentence at the county jail and granted him work-release privileges within the state. "This is at least the third case I've had...
  • Surprise! Obama Administration Outs Kabul CIA Chief During Obama’s Afghanistan Visit

    05/26/2014 5:03:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    An unidentified Obama administration official exposed the name of the highest-ranking CIA officer in Kabul on Saturday by accidentally placing it on a list of names provided to a bunch of media outlets. The list contained the names of several senior U.S. officials who took part in a military briefing during President Barack Obama’s surprise Memorial Day visit to Afghanistan to glad-hand with the troops, reports The Washington Post.
  • Elementary School ‘Pay to Potty’ Rule Outrages Parents

    05/22/2014 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    WRIC,com ^ | May 21, 2014 | WRIC Newsroom
    A third-grade teacher at Mill Plain Elementary School is in hot water after she was accused of going too far by asking students to pay to potty. Students in the class earn Monopoly play money through good behavior and performance that they can then spend on toys, treats and using the restroom. Last week, two parents complained that their children wet themselves at school because they couldn’t “afford” to go to the bathroom. Officials in the Evergreen School District are investigating the claim. “My daughter finally told me, ‘We have to pay to use the bathroom,’” said parent Merchon Ortega....
  • The sky is falling, er, DC under water, not if but when.

    05/16/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 53 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 5/16/14 | Neal Augenstein
    WASHINGTON -- What will become of the nation's capital? The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is slowly collapsing, and two groups of scientists say the melting is now an unstoppable event. Melting ice will cause sea levels to rise higher than initially projected, which is cause for concern for D.C.-area scientists and local urban planners. The rising seas will affect local treasures, including the Chesapeake Bay and the country's iconic monuments along the National Mall.
  • Nice of NYC to invite Dubya to speak at today's memorial.... < /sarcasm>

    05/15/2014 7:19:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    5/15/14
    The clown who wants to capitulate to Islam is rambling on, pretending he cares... No sign of the great leader who stood up in the crisis. History is being re-written by Bush's exclusion. Crap.
  • Rep. Clyburn Complains That GOP Sen. Tim Scott Doesn’t Vote His Color

    05/10/2014 12:43:55 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | Neil Munro
    Republican Sen. Tim Scott doesn’t vote according to the color of his skin, Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn complained in a Thursday Washington Post article.“If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress,” he told the Post.Clyburn’s argument was featured in a generally favorable article about Scott’s practice of briefly working alongside his constituents in South Carolina without revealing his identity.The comment from Clyburn, age 73, stands in contrast to a comment from...
  • 'Multi-zillionaire Koch brothers' blamed for climate change

    05/08/2014 5:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | unknown
    When Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., isn’t railing against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters, it’s the Koch brothers he attacks — and he did it again Wednesday. Only five days after linking the pair to House Republicans convening a special committee to investigate what went awry in Benghazi Sept. 11, 2012, Reid used the Senate floor to accuse Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, heads of Koch Industries, of being “one of the main causes of climate change.” Claiming pollution as the cause of climate change, Reid proceeded to accuse the “multi-zillionaire” businessmen of being major polluters. “While...
  • Meet the Christian Leaders Who Are Suing for Gay Marriage as a Religious Right

    Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison has joyfully officiated same-sex marriages in her corner of the conservative South since 2006. “It is just a delight to be able to help these couples celebrate their lives together and work with them to craft their vows,” said Allison, her bright voice laced with a twang.
  • Moroccan arrested for bomb plot able to stay in US by lying to immigration officials

    04/08/2014 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/2014 | Caroline May
    The Moroccan man facing criminal charges for allegedly planning to use remote-control planes to bomb a university building and federal building was able to remain in the United States by lying to immigration officials.El Mehdi Semlali Fathi was able to avoid a final order of removal last year — after remaining in the country for seven years after his visa expired — by claiming a fear of persecution based on his political beliefs, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit.“There is probable cause to believe, and I do believe that FATHI’s application for withholding of removal status was obtained...
  • John McCain on Ukraine invasion: ‘Putin does not have a great deal of respect for President

    03/01/2014 7:31:41 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have invaded Ukraine because he’s unafraid of a weak White House.
  • Topless Feminists Interrupt Mass in Sweden to Protest Abortion

    02/06/2014 7:15:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | Pat Buckley
    In their latest sacrilegious public demonstration in support of abortion, the extreme neo-fascist feminist organization Femen interrupted evening Mass on January 30 in Stockholm’s Catholic Cathedral. Holy Mass was interrupted by three bare breasted women with messages painted on their breasts reading, ‘my body my choice’, ‘FEMEN’, ‘abortion is sacred’ and ‘never again’. They also held up a banner with the text, ‘Catholic Church out of my body’. femenThe action was obviously planned in advance and they had photographers on hand to record the incident and their disgraceful behaviour. Since posting this Blog post the group has struck once more...
  • 2013 sixth-hottest year, confirms long-term warming: UN

    02/05/2014 3:21:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/14 | Nina Larson
    Geneva (AFP) - Last year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday. "This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet," World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud told AFP. Last year equalled 2007 as the sixth-warmest year since reliable records began in 1850, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1961-1990 average, the WMO said in a statement. Last year equalled 2007 as...
  • Green groups: Obama not doing enough on climate

    01/31/2014 5:47:19 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/31/2014 | Dina Cappiello
    The White House has rebuffed repeated protests by some of President Barack Obama's top environmental allies that his climate strategy won't work. The heads of 18 environmental groups went public recently with a complaint they have privately pressed the White House on for months: Obama's support of expanded oil and gas production doesn't make sense for a president who wants to reduce global warming pollution.
  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:19:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Hannah Flint
    A trick where boiling water is thrown in the air to instantly turn into snow in the bitingly cold US weather became a viral hit this week, as metereologists and TV reporters illustrated just how freezing it is in the polar vortex. But now it seems Americans are feeling the backlash of the stunt after trying it themselves in the -30 degree weather. The LA Times found that at least 50 people on social media complained that they or their friends were scalded by hot water on Monday and Tuesday. Others have posted photos of their injuries on Instagram, and...
  • Mike Enzi should still be replaced! (76% conservative average)

    01/06/2014 4:03:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Mike Enzi's conservative average: If you leave out the moderate-protecting ACU (McConnell at 100%, Graham at 92%) Enzi is at 76%. Even with the ACU, Enzi is at only 80%. Once he's safely reelected, he'll vote for McConnell for leader and will be the next Orrin Hatch or Thad Cochran, a republican that Chuck Schumer can count on for a vote when needed. Enzi (WY) - 08/19/14 - 80% (Average) - 74% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 82% (FreedomWorks) Enzi (WY) - 08/19/14 - 76% (Average) - 74% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 82% (FreedomWorks)
  • Ship involved in Antarctic rescue faces trouble (icebreaker stuck)

    01/03/2014 1:47:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/03/13 | Rod McGuirk
    CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get stuck in the heavy sea ice. **SNIP** But on Friday afternoon, the crew of a Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ship's ability to move through the ice. The Aurora — which was carrying the passengers to the Australian island state of Tasmania — was told to stay...
  • Firefighters mistakenly pump jet fuel on fire instead of water

    12/14/2013 8:54:12 PM PST · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 12/14/2013
    The Washington State Patrol is investigating a serious mishap at its fire training academy in North Bend. During a training exercise, firefighters mistakenly pumped jet fuel instead of water onto a flaming mock-up of an airplane crash.
  • Young invincibles spurn O-Care (New Husseincare 21.2 crisis)

    12/04/2013 6:13:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House. While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll. Younger people were skeptical of the healthcare reform law even before its troubled rollout, despite their support for President Obama. But polling indicates the problems facing HealthCare.gov — a site the administration initially touted as a hip, tech-friendly experience — have reinforced their doubts about the need to have health insurance at all. “The...
  • Dems following Obama over the cliff

    11/28/2013 8:36:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/27/13 | Michael Goodwin
    **SNIP** Yet now comes the sell, with the president, just as he did with ObamaCare, in full pitchman mode. Before the ink was dry, he was in California before adoring crowds assembled to nod and smile and clap on cue as he trotted out a straw man to demonize critics. “Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it’s not the right thing for our country,” he told the nodding heads. There he goes again. If you don’t agree with him, you’re playing politics. Only he knows “the right thing for our country.” His latest...
  • Kerry on Iran: 'It's not based on trust'

    11/24/2013 11:23:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/13 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the Iranian nuclear deal is based on verification, not trust with Iran. “Everybody has a right to be skeptical because there are indications that there are people in Iran who have wanted to pursue a weapons program, Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “That's why we don't take anything at face value. That's why you don't take it for granted.” Asked if he were skeptical whether Iran would actually comply with the signed deal, Kerry said trust wasn’t necessary, and no one was expecting Iran to “turn over...
  • Obamacare bombshell: IT official says HealthCare.gov needs payment feature

    11/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Dan Mangan
    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from the federal Obamacare marketplace, HealthCare.gov, has yet to be built, a senior government IT official admitted Tuesday. The official, Henry Chao, visibly stunned Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) when he said under questioning that a significant fraction of that online insurance marketplace has yet to be constructed. (Read more: Low-bamacare enrollment) Getty Images Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We still need...
  • CNN Blames Christians for Obamacare Problems

    11/19/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/08/2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN has blamed Christians for the problem of Americans without health insurance, calling it "The Obamacare 'scandal' you haven't heard about." In an article on CNN.com's Belief Blog, CNN writer John Blake says that, while famous pastors "preach in states where crosses and church steeples dot the skyline," they do nothing about "the poor who can’t get the health insurance they would receive if they lived elsewhere."
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled by Obamacare

    11/06/2013 10:10:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | Nov. 6, 2013, 9:57 a.m. | Charles Ornstein
    San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election. Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietician and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me. The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been...
  • Cornell students demand end to “male heterosexual” Big Red Bear mascot

    11/03/2013 9:08:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    The person inside the suit does not need to be male, but a controversy is brewing on campus as to whether the Bear should exhibit “male heterosexual” behavior:
  • Feds try to eliminate housing for the deaf -- at complex built for hearing-impaired

    10/21/2013 11:10:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2013
    Video at link. Arizona is defying a federal order to eliminate apartments for deaf seniors at a housing complex built specifically -- for the deaf. "I think it's about the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who attempted to negotiate the impasse. "There are a lot of stories of out-of-control regulators, but this just seems to be going to the extreme." A 2005 federal study found that the U.S. had virtually no affordable housing for the deaf. So the federal government helped build Apache ASL Trails, a 75-unit apartment building in Tempe, Ariz.,...
  • (Exempt) Obama calls (exempt) Pelosi amid debt talks

    10/13/2013 1:32:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday as lawmakers are attempting to reach a deal to avert a default on the U.S. debt, the White House said. Obama and Pelosi “discussed the way forward on the pressing fiscal matters facing Congress today,” the White House said. The Democratic leaders agreed on the necessity of a “clean” bill to hike the U.S. debt limit, which the Treasury Department has said the federal government will reach on Thursday, according to a White House statement about the call. “This afternoon the president spoke with Leader Pelosi over the phone,”...
  • So Bill de Blasio Honeymooned in Cuba—Big Deal?

    10/04/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    By New York standards the city’s (probable) next mayor Bill De Blasio wouldn’t merit a backstage pass at a Castro concert. The Stalinist dictator’s fan base in the city he craved to incinerate is much too vast and passionate to allow room in the long queue for pictures and autographs to any but the genuinely smitten, who literally swarm in New York City. “I have a huge critique of the current government there (in Cuba) because it’s undemocratic,” snapped de Blasio to a Cuban–American radio interviewer last week. “It doesn’t allow freedom of the press, and I think there’s a...