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  • Disgrace: Phoenix VA Dumps Sick Veterans Into 'Secret Waiting Lists,' Some Die of Negligence

    04/24/2014 6:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Prepare to be enraged by this exclusive investigative report from CNN. As Allahpundit notes, the media has been documenting the VA's egregiously poor treatment of our veterans for some time, blowing the whistle on horrific conditions and scandalously long wait times for care. But the new revelations introduce an additional, more sinister, element into the equation: Lethal, ass-covering corruption. An absolute disgrace: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • Michelle Obama Bows Out of Topeka Graduation Speech

    04/24/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014, 2:57 PM PDT | Debra Heine
    It wasn't personal, they say - the students just didn't want to share their big day with the First Lady and deal with the security headaches that hosting a big name speaker would entail. More than 1,750 of them had signed a petition protesting Obama's appearance at the graduation ceremony because security concerns would have limited the number of friends and family they could invite. Via The Hill: Instead of delivering a graduation speech, Obama will speak before the school district the day before graduation, and will deliver remarks at a "Senior Recognition Day." *** In a statement to The...
  • Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System'

    04/24/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    FULL TITLE: Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws On Thursday, 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America's "entire constitutional system" with his immigration "enforcement review" that threatens to "nullify" the nation's immigration laws. "Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim...
  • Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution (We're sorry for false photos?

    04/24/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/24/2014 (35 minutes ago) | Margaret Sullivan
    The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine. The headline read: "Photos link masked men in East Ukraine to Russia." ... The Times has published a second article backing off from the original [link at URL] and airing questions about what the photographs are said to depict, but hardly addressing how the newspaper may have been misled. ...
  • Chicago to name school after Obama

    04/24/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | april 24, 2014 | justin sink
    The city of Chicago on Thursday announced plans for construction of a $60-million selective-enrollment high school that would be named for President Obama. The 1,200-student Barack Obama College Preparatory High School would be built in Stanton Park, blocks away from the former site of the notorious Cabrini-Green housing project, according to the Chicago Tribune.  The project was announced by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as the president's first chief of staff. The White House has placed an emphasis on redesigning high school curriculum to focus more on math and science, and better preparing students for expanding career fields.
  • Why Does Nation Tolerate A Habitual Liar As President?

    04/24/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 60 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/21/2014 | IBD Staff
    Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It's no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied...
  • DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convicts

    04/24/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aprilt 24, 2014
    As President Obama prepares to use his executive power to release thousands of felons (serving time under “racist” drug sentences) the Justice Department’s top official in charge of pardons quits rather than let criminals out of jail. At least someone at the agency charged with enforcing the law and providing federal leadership in controlling crime, has some scruples. Of course, the official statement on the abrupt resignation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Pardon Attorney, Ron Rodgers, is that he suddenly requested reassignment after heading the division for six years. One newswire story quotes a DOJ Deputy Attorney General saying...
  • Girl surprises Michelle Obama with unemployed dad’s resume

    04/24/2014 1:16:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/24/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    When 10-year-old Charlotte Bell was invited to the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” she made sure not to let an opportunity to help her dad pass her by. During a question-and-answer session with Michelle Obama, Charlotte wasn’t interested in asking about the first lady’s favorite book or favorite sport — she was there to get her daddy a job. “My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume,” said Charlotte, handing Mrs. Obama a copy. “Oh my goodness,” the first lady said, hugging the little...
  • It's ALL, COMPLETELY, About Him (Obama, natch. Vanity)

    04/24/2014 1:09:30 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 4 replies
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  • Latest military officer under investigation: Are we looking at necessary housecleaning or a purge?

    04/24/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-24-2014 | Bookworm
    Conservatives have noticed that the Pentagon is firing officers left and right, with many leaving under an embarrassing cloud. The question they ask — and I don't know that anyone has an answer — is whether these firings are the legitimate and appropriate housecleaning that a sclerotic bureaucracy needs or whether they're a purge, with Obama's New Age, gender flexible, fighting optional military getting rid of people in command positions who actually think that the military's job is to wage war in America's defense.All I know is that the latest person being investigated as a predicate to an inevitable firing...
  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    04/24/2014 12:48:56 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/14 | Chris Bodeen
    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those numbers testify to huge increases in defense spending that have endowed China with the largest military budget behind the United States and fueled an increasingly large and sophisticated defense industry. While Beijing still lags far behind the U.S. in both funding and technology, its spending boom is attracting new scrutiny at a time of severe cuts...
  • White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

    04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz
    The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. "Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening. In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made." Later, the story...
  • Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine (NYT issuing a retraction?

    04/24/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer
    A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny. The photographs were submitted by Ukraine last week to the Organization for Security and Cooperation, an organization in Vienna that has been monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Some of the photographs were also provided by American officials to Secretary of State John Kerry so he could show them when he met in Geneva last Thursday with his counterparts from the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine....
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • BREAKING: Eric Holder Cancels OKC Speech After Protests Demanding His Impeachment

    04/24/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by montag813 · 58 replies
    Top Right News | 04-24-2014 | TRN
    Above: An angry Holder shouts "You don't want to go there, Buddy" at a GOP Rep. during a contentious U.S. House hearing last month- Attorney General Eric Holder cancelled his appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department’s graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit -- including by one state rep calling for his impeachment by Congress.Mr. Holder was scheduled to deliver remarks at the graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, according to his official itinerary sent out by the Justice Department Thursday morning. “It is true that Mr. Holder will not be in attendance,” said Capt. D. Nelson, the chief spokesman at the...
  • The European Union -- a model for The United States of Obama?

    04/24/2014 11:43:00 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Europe leads in the wrong directions. No it's not funny, Mr. President. While watching this Pat Condell video posted nearly three years ago, consider the similarities and dissimilarities between Europe then and the United States of Obama now. The United States have long had a common currency and it would be very inconvenient were it otherwise. Aside from that, most of the similarities are unfortunate. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNgHbGxbmOM]Video link Ravenous Govblather Beast of Washington Many of "our" elected officials are lazy, unresponsive and preoccupied with raising funds and then using them to campaign for re-election. Some are corrupt. However, the far greater multitudes of unelected...
  • Bundy’s Racial Rhetoric (A nation can survive its cranks, but not a criminal government)

    04/24/2014 11:42:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cliven Bundy’s racial rhetoric is indefensible, and it has inspired a lot of half-bright commentary from the left today directed at your favorite correspondent, mostly variations on this theme: Don’t you feel stupid for having compared him to Mohandas Gandhi? Short version: No. There is a time to break the law, and the fact that the law is against you does not mean that justice is against you. The law was against Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., too. That does not mean that what is transpiring in Nevada is the American Revolution or the civil-rights movement; it means that...
  • No Childs’ Fat Behind, and No Salad Overdressed

    04/24/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-24-2014 | MOTUS
    Okay troops, MOTUS is hitting the road today for her quad-annual cross country road trip, and the mountains do not do intertubes well, regardless of which service you buy, so the best I can do is to refer you to a most insightful article on Lady M. If somebody has already linked to it, I apologize butt have not had time to even check yesterday’s comments.It’s by Thomas Lifsom, editor of the wonderful American Thinker and he has taken Lady M to task; dissecting her comments to a group of “kid reporters” after the fantabulous Spring Sphere Roll. As...
  • Gabriel Garcia-Marquez—Castro Propagandist & Police Snitch

    04/24/2014 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 4 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 4/24/2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Gabriel Garcia-Marquez—Castro Propagandist & Police Snitch Posted By Humberto Fontova On April 24, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage The eulogies to Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez upon his death last week make two points official: 1.) No amount of moral and intellectual wretchedness will earn an artist even the mildest rebuke from most of his professional peers and their related institutions—so long as the wretch hires out to communists. 2.) The masochism (to sidestep more “Mc Carthyite” terms) of Democratic U.S. Presidents is boundless. Not that the media eulogies sidestep Garcia-Marquez’ politics. Most are quite upfront about it. Let’s...
  • Farewell Greatness and Freedom

    04/24/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 2 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown Marine Vet
    This is what your humble observer has been attempting to say since before the 2012 "coronation" of the king of the radical gaggle enumerated in the sadly sagacious musing of the Marine below. Bottom line: There will be blood or you will become a slave to these criminals -- perhaps, in that order, if it turns out badly for our side, both. If you don't have the stomach for that sort of thing, gently clank your chains and down on your knees. db "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."James Madison...
  • Obama and the Most [REDACTED] Administration in History

    04/24/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | April 22, 2014 | Gene Healy
    He now has explain when he feels legally entitled to kill you.Good news: thanks to a ruling(PDF) by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, the "most transparent administration in history" is going to have to tell American citizens when it believes it's legally entitled to kill them.The lawsuit arose out of Freedom of Information Act requests by two New York Times reporters for Office of Legal Counsel memoranda exploring the circumstances under which it would be legal for U.S. personnel to target American citizens. The administration stonewalled, asserting that "the very fact of the existence or nonexistence of such documents is itself...
  • Seven Decades of Nazi Collaboration: America’s Dirty Little Ukraine Secret

    04/24/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 40 replies
    The Nation ^ | Paul H. Rosenberg
    As the Ukrainian crisis has unfolded over the past few weeks, it’s hard for Americans not to see Vladimir Putin as the big villain. But the history of the region is a history of competing villains vying against one another; and one school of villains—the Nazis—have a long history of engagement with the United States, mostly below the radar, but occasionally exposed, as they were by Russ Bellant in his book Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party (South End Press, 1991). Bellant's exposure of émigré Nazi leaders from Germany's World War II allies in the 1988 Bush presidential campaign...
  • UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA BOWS TO JAPANESE ROBOT

    04/24/2014 6:15:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | April24 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper. "It's nice to meet you, too," Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. During his visit to Tokyo, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot. ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step...
  • Barack Obama, the adolescent president

    04/24/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | George Will
    Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”
  • Why are 2.7 million ObamaCare 'enrollees' still unaccounted for?

    04/24/2014 4:25:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/23/2014 | IBD Staff
    Affordable Care Act: President Obama has for a while been bragging that 8 million people have signed up for ObamaCare. But the administration still hasn't released the state-by-state numbers to back up that number. You'd think that with such good news, the administration would want to put out as many details as possible, as soon as possible. But judging by previous months, the latest Health and Human Services enrollment report is now nearly two weeks behind schedule. As a result, we still don't know where 2.7 million ObamaCare enrollees came from. Here's what we do know
  • Are you living in a Constitution Free Zone?

    04/24/2014 3:40:34 AM PDT · by 7thson · 25 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | April 17, 2014 7:13 am | Bobby Eberle
    It's sad to see what's been happening with our government in recent years. Slowly, but surely, our rights and freedoms are being taken away. We thought our Constitution would protect us. After all, it was written to shield Americans from the abuses of government. But believe it or not, there are places in this country where the Constitution doesn't apply.
  • Kiev military op: Ukrainian army tanks, APCs, troops attack Slavyansk

    04/24/2014 3:04:56 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 27 replies
    Fighting has erupted just outside Slavyansk, a town in east Ukraine where population voiced their protest against Kiev authorities. Ukrainian troops on tanks and armored vehicles are trying to break into the town. According to Ukrainian Interior ministry, at least five self-defense guards have been killed and one policeman injured after the ‘antiterrorist operation’ launched by Kiev in the city. Three checkpoints erected by the anti-government protesters have also been destroyed. Witnesses report on Twitter lavyansk self-defense forces are now burning tires to hamper the entrance of infantry vehicles from Kiev into the city. Ukraine army attack have just driven...
  • Ukraine: Obama Accuses Putin Of Defying Accord

    04/24/2014 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Sky NewsSky News – 25 minutes ago ^ | – 25 minutes ago | Sky NewsSky News
    Barack Obama has warned Russia could face "consequences" after accusing the Kremlin of not honouring an international agreement aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis. The Geneva accord between Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU called for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine and compelled armed groups to surrender weapons and leave official buildings. But a week on, the US President said he was ready to "ramp up further sanctions" if Russia continued to disregard the spirit of the agreement.
  • Michelle Obama: Average American doesn´t ´know much about the military´

    04/23/2014 10:20:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/23/14 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don´t know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president´s wife and Obama´s teammate in helping veterans, she noted that unlike Biden, she had little familiarity with the military prior to campaigning for the White House in 2008. “Unlike Jill, I wasn´t a military mom. I wasn´t a Blue Star family member. I didn´t know much about the military, and I was probably more like the average American,” said Obama.
  • Japanese MP angry Michelle didn't join prez, claims Obama CHEATS, looming divorce 'open secret'

    04/23/2014 9:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it's an 'open secret' that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan's parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America's economy and foreign policy. In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so-called 'birthers,' arguing in a book titled 'Who...
  • Why is Obama decimating the military while arming federal agencies?

    04/23/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 70 replies
    Steadfast and Loyal ^ | Apr. 23 , 2014 | Allen West
    During the 2008 campaign, I recall then-Senator Obama stating, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” So, as we decimate our military, cut retiree and veteran benefits, and cut benefits to our military families, we are arming federal agencies. Why? I don’t know about you, but I ain’t about to be a sheep heading to the slaughter.”
  • Ted Cruz's big show

    04/23/2014 8:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz hasn't even completed two years in the United States Senate, which makes his accomplishments of the past few days all the more remarkable. The best way to gauge his stature is by the harsh treatment he routinely receives from the establishment media. A profile in the Wall Street Journal began and ended with accounts of Cruz getting snubbed by his Senate colleagues, the first time on the Capitol subway, the second on an elevator in his office building. According to the Journal's account, on the short rides none of his colleagues even acknowledged his presence....
  • what were Obama's SAT scores

    04/23/2014 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 58 replies
    march 23 2014 | understand the stimulus
  • Cruz: Bundy Standoff Culmination of Obama’s ‘Jackboot of Authoritarianism’

    04/23/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 23, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz weighed in on the Cliven Bundy situation with Texas radio host Chad Hasty Tuesday, and he called the standoff between Bundy supporters (some armed) and federal agents a tragic situation, but one that was the “culmination” of how President Obama has been pushing for a bigger and more intrusive federal government. Cruz said that since Obama took over, “we have seen our liberty under assault” from a government “hell-bent on expanding its authority over every aspect of our lives.” He went after Obama for eroding the nation’s constitutional liberties and not understanding the point of the federal government...
  • A Fatal Wait: Veterans Languish and Die on a VA Hospital's Secret List

    04/23/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    CNN AC360 ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources. For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting...
  • Keystone XL’s Continued Delay is Absurd (WaPo: Obama embarrassing U.S.)

    04/23/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Editorial Board
    IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely — or at least, it seems, well past November’s midterm elections. This time, the excuse is litigation in Nebraska over the proposed route, because that might lead to a change in the project that various federal agencies will want to consider. The State...
  • GE Boss Jeff Immelt Says ObamaCare Hurting Business

    04/23/2014 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company's chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the health care field will persist for much longer. “I think that there's still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we'll just have to see that over time,” warned Jeff Immelt during a shareholders' meeting in Chicago. Last week, the firm released financial figures which showed a rise in profits, but a cut in its medical business. That was blamed on companies and hospitals holding back on purchases of GE equipment out of concern over how bad...
  • Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True [Because Obamacare is working according to Politico]

    04/23/2014 2:08:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 04/23/2014 | RICHARD KIRSCH
    Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, said something surprisingly prescient about the president’s signature health-care law. “President Obama wants to get as many Americans addicted to the subsidies because he knows that in modern times, no major entitlement has ever been implemented and then unwound,” he said. The worry, according to Cruz, was that once the ACA went into effect, we’d all be “addicted to the sugar.” Then, it...
  • Earth Day Nonsense

    04/23/2014 2:50:11 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 31 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    If you didn't realize it, yesterday was Earth Day. Founded back in 1970, this event was created to foster support for environmental protection. (Coincidentally, it's also the day communists celebrate the birthday of Vladimir Lenin.) Chances are you saw some news reports on the joys of recycling and other such fluff. Personally, I find such Earth Day nonsense quite tiresome as the environmental movement went from wanting to stop pollution to full-tilt insane in a few decades. One of the Earth Day consequences that we have is the EPA, which liberals and eco-nuts will gleefully remind us was signed into...
  • Denton(TX) ISD Makes Dramatic Grading Changes

    04/23/2014 2:21:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 51 replies
    CBS11DFW ^ | 4/23/14 | Jason Allen
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) - The Denton Independent School District is throwing traditional grading methods right out the window, shifting to a new way of assessing their students. The change is going to happen for kids from 6th to 12th grade beginning next year. Teachers will still be handing out letter grades, but the means of calculating those scores will be different than just about any other school district in North Texas. Hand in your homework late? You won’t get a zero. Want a higher grade on a test? Just take it again. Grades will no longer be reduced for failure to...
  • Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin

    04/23/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | JASON HOROWITZ
    After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall. Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’

    04/23/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-14 | DrJohn
    Sometimes you just can't write a better title than the one someone blurts out. 'Splurging is the key to life' says Michelle Obama. If there is any one authority on splurging, it's Queen Michele. Does she ever know how to splurge. From Judicial Watch: Her 2013 trip to Dublin cost us nearly $8 million. Her trips to Africa and Honolulu in 2013 cost us $15 million. The Obamas were averaging a vacation a month through March 2013. She get to spend an elongated vacation at pal Oprah Winfrey's palazzo in Maui. It was the beginning of a birthday party that...
  • Cops Say Road Rage Incident Was Prompted By Suspect's "Impeach Obama" Bumper Sticker

    04/23/2014 11:38:14 AM PDT · by kyperman · 74 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/4/2013 | Unknown
    Paul Guaschino was driving Friday when a fellow motorist spotted an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on the 62-year-old Connecticut resident’s vehicle. According to cops, the other driver apparently did not appreciate the bumper sticker and “displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger.”
  • Obama Names White House Counsel

    04/23/2014 10:40:37 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — President Obama announced Monday that he was naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran lawyer with extensive experience representing government officials in congressional and criminal investigations, as his next White House counsel. In choosing a veteran of Washington’s recurring oversight wars, the White House may be signaling that it expects the final two years of Mr. Obama’s presidency to be defined by politically charged hearings, demands for information by Republicans in Congress and legal battles over the scope and limits of executive authority.
  • Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque For 'Alleged' Temple

    04/23/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Fennie · 73 replies
    INN ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple. The highest PA religious authority, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, asserted in late March that Israel was making an "attempt... at laying hands on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... and in addition to the threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins."
  • Kiev must immediately deescalate east Ukraine crisis, call back troops - Moscow

    04/23/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    Kiev authorities must “immediately” deescalate the situation in southeast Ukraine by withdrawing its troops from the region, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said, adding that Kiev must start nationwide talks and stop “distorting” the Geneva agreement. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on military operation in eastern Ukraine “The Russian side once again insists on an immediate deescalation of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine, the withdrawal of divisions of the Ukrainian Army and the start of a real inter-Ukrainian dialogue including all the regions and political entities of the country,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website. Moscow...
  • Secretary Kerry will now bring Worldwide peace and prosperity [Satire]

    04/23/2014 9:34:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation received substantial Federal grants after President Obama's approval.  We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential...
  • Obama goes stag to Asia, and Japanese don't like it (+video)

    04/23/2014 9:02:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 22, 2014 | Howard LaFranchi
    Obama travels to Japan without the first lady, and Japanese tongues are wagging about what that says about Japan's place on the US priority list. After all, Michelle Obama and daughters recently went to (gasp!) China. ... Now on the eve of Mr. Obama’s state visit to Tokyo this week, Japan is back to openly fretting about its place on America’s priority list – particularly in comparison to rising rival China. The reason? When Obama arrives Wednesday evening, he’ll disembark Air Force One solo – without first lady Michelle Obama. Obama will be the first US president to come to...
  • The only way to end racial discrimination is…through racial discrimination?

    04/23/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2014 | MOTUS
    “Justice Sotomayor seemed to mock one of Chief Justice Roberts’s most memorable lines. In a 2007 decision that limited the use of race to achieve integration in public school systems, he wrote, ‘The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.’” On the contrary, the Wise Latina believes that the only way to end discrimination on the basis of race is…to discriminate on the basis of race.Let’s examine the basis for her contention, beginning with Big Guy’s basis for social justice: empathy: But it’s those five percent of the...
  • Adagio For Strings-Чечня{Chechnya}

    04/23/2014 8:31:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 5 replies
    A dramic video about the First Russian-Chechen War.