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  • Reid: No bowing to ‘Tea Party anarchists’ on Obamacare

    09/23/2013 12:55:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 140 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Karoun Demirjian
    Sticks and stones may break bones, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just hopes his words are enough to get Republicans to back off Obamacare. “We’re not going to bow to Tea Party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law,” Reid said this morning. That was just the start of it, though. Reid used words like "fanatic" and "extremist" to describe Republicans threatening to hold up a budget until Congress votes to defund Obamacare and its exchanges, which open for enrollment in eight days. “Are Republicans so intent on undermining President Obama and the signature health...
  • George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX

    04/18/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT · by tje · 57 replies
    Rooters ^ | Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:41pm EDT | Todd Eastham
    Reuters) - George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.
  • Indoctrination by Crossword

    04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.” Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ” Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.” See the photos here. The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter...
  • Wis. 8th Grade Crossword Puzzle Definitions: Conservatism = ‘Restricting Personal Freedoms,’

    04/11/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 11, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A mother at a Wisconsin public school said her daughter’s eighth grade class was assigned a worksheet with some eyebrow-raising definitions for “conservatism” and “liberalism.” Conservatism, it stated in part, believes in “preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms” while liberalism is for “equality and personal freedom for everyone.” “This is indoctrination,” Tamra Varebrook, a Republican activist in Racine, Wis., told TheBlaze on Thursday after her 13-year-old daughter showed her the crossword-style vocabulary sheet from Union Grove Elementary School earlier this week. Varebrook first talked about the assignment with the news arm of the conservative Education Action Group. Varebrook...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: ‘Ignorance Is The First Requirement’ For GOP’s Love Of ‘Socialist’ Mrs. Thatcher

    04/09/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 04/09/2013 | Matt Wilstein
    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivered an unexpectedly laudatory eulogy for Margaret Thatcher on The Last Word Monday night, but it was not one that many of her Republican admirers would appreciate. While conservative columnist George Will credited Thatcher for helping to “bury socialism as a doctrine of governance” in his tribute to the former British prime minister in The Washington Post, O’Donnell praised her for upholding the “good socialism” that still exists in Britain.“What do you call a person who gets rid of bad socialism and keeps good socialism?” O’Donnell asked. “I call that person a good socialist, like Margaret Thatcher.”...
  • Charity shop smashed as hundreds 'celebrated' death of Margaret Thatcher

    04/09/2013 6:57:55 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Apr 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    A Barnado’s charity shop has been forced to close after the front was smashed during a party celebrating the death of Baroness Thatcher. A gaping hole was left in the window of the store in Brixton, south London, where around 150 people gathered for a street party following the news that Lady Thatcher had died of a stroke. Similar celebrations in Bristol left six police officers injured after an anti-Thatcher crowd turned violent and began throwing missiles at police.
  • The curious ghoulishness of the Margaret Thatcher-death celebrations

    04/09/2013 6:42:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Don't get me wrong ... I can appreciate taking any excuse to party, get drunk, and pretend that the world has been set aright in one fell swoop. (I've been waiting 25 years for the Dodgers to win another World Series for that very reason, and 20 for Notre Dame to win a football championship.) But this is truly, truly strange --- and very revealing, in a number of ways: Hundreds took to the streets as macabre ‘Thatcher death parties’ were held late into the night across the country, organised by critics of the "Iron Lady."Smashed shop windows, paint bombs...
  • Baroness Thatcher to receive ceremonial but not state funeral

    04/08/2013 6:31:20 PM PDT · by brityank · 82 replies
    Telegraph Co. ^ | 3:53PM BST 08 Apr 2013 | Martin Evans
    Baroness Thatcher to receive ceremonial but not state funeral Baroness Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral, it has been announced. The funeral will have official status, similar to that accorded to the funeral of the Queen Mother, but it will not be a full state funeral in line with her own wishes and those of her family. Lady Thatcher will not lie in state and there will be no military fly-past. Full details of the ceremony will be announced in coming days but Downing Street said a “wide and diverse range...
  • Inslee: Ready to ‘rumble’ with the Tea Party(That's just meanspirited)

    09/30/2011 5:35:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | September 30, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    He didn’t break into song, but Rep. Jay Inslee otherwise sounded like a character in “West Side Story” as he excoriated young supporters during a Thursday fundraiser at Nabob on Queen Anne Hill.“It is time to get out on that field of battle with the Tea Party: It is time to stop rumbling with ourselves and start rumbling with the Tea Party,” said the gubernatorial hopeful.Inslee has sought to tie GOP Attorney General Rob McKenna, his all-but-certain 2012 opponent, to the Tea Party: Polls show rising public disapproval of the right-wing movement.Inslee was ready to rumble with a lot of...
  • Yes, I Will.

    06/09/2011 1:40:41 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 39 replies
    Freedom's Last Stand On The Web---FRee Republic | 6/9/11 | Alan Levy
    Some of the folks who have read this column for a while know that I am a diabetic. My pancreas has gone on strike, much like a greedy Wisconsin teacher. (It doesn't produce insulin anymore.) My diabetes has affected my eyesight and my heart. I have had a heart attack and I have a small Charcot break in my left ankle. (A condition common in diabetics with neuropathy.) Needless to say, my health is somewhat like our federal "government". It always teeters on the edge of total disaster. My doctor always tells me: "Alan, it's time to start thinking about...
  • Madam Pelosi's House Of Ill Repute

    03/22/2010 4:49:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,096+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    The Vote: Conned by the promise of an ephemeral executive order, the last holdouts cave and ObamaCare advances. It doesn't add a single doctor or hospital room, but needs 17,000 new IRS agents to enforce it. Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Mich., spent months spelling out in minute detail how the Senate version of the health care overhaul permitted federal funding of abortion through its failure to expressly prohibit it. In the end, he cashed in his principles for an unenforceable executive order that is trumped by the Senate bill he voted to pass. An executive order is not the law of...
  • Obamacare's Doctorless World

    04/07/2010 6:43:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 1,117+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2010 | Dr. Jason D. Fodeman
    In rural areas of the country, obtaining a doctor's appointment is practically mission impossible. Even in cities such as Boston and Manhattan, it can be very difficult for patients to attain the medical care they badly need, particularly for Medicare and Medicaid patients. From New York's Upper East Side to the heartland to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury, a striking physician shortage exists in this country. The reasons for the dearth of doctors are complex, but one thing is certain: The "health care reform" that President Obama ardently pushed down the public's throat and recently signed into law will not increase...
  • 'I Want My Free M.D.'

    04/07/2010 5:25:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 1,430+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Dependency: The Democrats' reform bill had hardly become law before doctors and insurers began getting calls asking about free health care. The growing sense of entitlement is disheartening, to say the least. 'Where do we get the free ObamaCare, and how do I sign up for that?" That's what Carrie McLean, an agent for eHealthInsurance.com, told McClatchy newspapers she's been hearing from callers. She said that the company's phone center has been "inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage." The McClatchy reporter also talked to Sandra Preston, a state employee in...
  • Handicapped Bear Survives Without ObamaCare (Video) my title

    02/22/2010 3:35:16 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 7 replies · 289+ views
    The Way One Vike Sees It ^ | 2/22/10 | OneVike
    Is this Sasqauch? At the end of the article on OV's site is a video of an animal that could be mistaken as something it is not. Which made me think about all the rumors about Big Foot. Do you think that this is how the legend got started? Maybe some Indians might have saw a bear walking around like a man, and thought that maybe it was half human and half bear? So maybe that is why they called it Sasquatch, which in english means "hairy giant." So what do you all think? Ok, I know that on...
  • Greece loses EU voting power in blow to sovereignty

    02/16/2010 1:04:10 PM PST · by jpl · 206 replies · 6,024+ views
    London Daily Telegraph, U.K. ^ | Tuesday February 16, 2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The council of EU finance ministers said Athens must comply with austerity demands by March 16 or lose control over its own tax and spend policies altogether. It if fails to do so, the EU will itself impose cuts under the draconian Article 126.9 of the Lisbon Treaty in what would amount to economic suzerainty.
  • Venezuela imposes electricity blackouts

    01/13/2010 8:19:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 41 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/13/2010
    Electricity rationing programme will lead to four-hour blackouts every week across the country. President Hugo Chavez said the rationing was necessary to combat an energy crisis. The cuts will take place in different areas around the country every other day, adding to blackouts which often affect the south. Police officers control traffic during a partial blackout in Caracas The announcement came days after Mr Chavez devalued Venezuela's currency. The government recently reduced the hours of electricity supply for shopping centres and required businesses and large residential complexes to cut energy use by 20 per cent or face fines. Water levels...
  • The Massachusetts Health Mess

    07/10/2009 5:11:31 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 19 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2009 | Unsigned editorial
    The Massachusetts law, which was championed by former GOP Governor Mitt Romney, imposed an individual mandate, requiring nearly all residents to buy health insurance or else pay a penalty. (The exceptions are those who qualify for the state's public program.) This was supposed to cover everybody and save money too. We've written before about how costs have exploded, but it also turns out that consumers have other ideas.
  • Caption this...

    01/31/2005 12:41:24 PM PST · by El Conservador · 41 replies · 2,097+ views
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Memories of Auschwitz haunt Tucson survivors

    01/27/2005 4:25:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 517+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/27/05 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    The Holocaust horrors are unspeakable. The images of the Auschwitz death camp are indelible. Dr. Klara Swimmer speaks nonetheless. "You cannot imagine the pain, the suffering, and the smell," says the 80-year-old retired physician. She was a teenage Hungarian Jew when she entered the camp of the damned. Bill Kugelman, a Polish-born Jew, was interned behind the wire fences of Auschwitz when the first Hungarians arrived. He recalls the naked body of a young girl thrown from the train onto a heap of corpses. "She was blue all over," says Kugelman, also 80. "She was all blue," he repeats. His...
  • CA: Davis to seek sales tax boost

    05/13/2003 8:25:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 159+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/13/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis is set to unveil a major overhaul of his budget plan Wednesday that will rely on borrowing to roll part of the state's massive deficit into future years and raising the sales tax a half-cent to repay the debt, sources told The Bee Monday.</p>