Author Archives: R.D. Walker

Sebelius’ Farewell Speech: A Perfect Ending for Her Career

She had one thing to do today, and it was pure FUBAR. How on-the-nose is that?

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Is Obama Kodos or Kang?


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The obsession of an alleged pederast and senile old man

Sick, sick, sick…

I think the old fool has a Koch addiction.

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“That’s a lot of talking for someone who wants to remain silent”

Trey Gowdy sure is fun to listen to.

Mr. Chairman, I counted 17 separate factual assertions by Mrs. Lerner — not those three little sentences that my colleagues like to cite,” Gowdy said. “That is a lot of talking for someone who wants to remain silent! That’s a lot of talking! If you honestly believe you can make 17 separate factual assertions and still invoke your right to remain silent, then please tell me what waiver is.”

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Obamacare: Lies or Crap?

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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HHS Secretary Sebelius resigning

Surprised it took this long. She presided over the biggest flustercuck in US History.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was the face of the president’s health care law, is resigning from the Obama administration — a decision that closes one of the rockiest tenures in Obama’s Cabinet.

Sebelius leaves the administration after the tumultuous launch of the Affordable Care Act exchanges last fall. Despite calls for her ouster from Republicans at the time, she stayed on until the enrollment period ended at the end of March.

The administration has since touted the surge in enrollment in the last few weeks, with Sebelius saying Thursday that 7.5 million American have now signed up for coverage under the law.

But the technical difficulties surrounding the launch, as well as ongoing concerns about the implementation of the law, hung over her. She leaves just one week after the enrollment period ended, and as a tough midterm election cycle expected to focus heavily on ObamaCare begins.


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Well, well, well… Now we see why Elijah Cummings wanted to put the IRS investigation to bed

It would seem that Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings was being fed information on his political opponents by the IRS. In other words, the fox was sitting on the committee to investigate the disappearance of chickens.

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings’ staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

Cornered dogs snarl and bite. Here is Cummings’ response to being cornered.

“We oppose Chairman Issa’s efforts to recreate the Oversight Committee in Joe McCarthy’s image, and we reject his attempts to drag us back to that shameful era in which Congress tried to strip away the constitutional rights of American citizens under the bright lights of hearings that had nothing to do with responsible oversight and everything to do with the most dishonorable kind of partisan politics,” said the report for committee Democrats, which was released early to POLITICO Pro Tax.

Here is a flashback to the day Cummings flipped out when his partner in crime was on the bench. There is panic in Cummings’ face in this video. Now you know why.

Oh, and while Lois Lerner was asking Tea Party applicants the content of their prayers, she was also trolling for a job at Obama’s political action committee, OFA, which had no problem whatsoever getting 503 (c) status.


If only Lois Lerner would have been accused of something really criminal, like shutting down a lane of an exit ramp or something, the MSM would have gotten to the bottom of this months ago.

America is officially a tin horn, third rate, banana republic.

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After a 450 year hiatus, Geocentrism is back!

That’s right! This spring a new movie will present the argument that the earth is the center of the universe and all the cosmos orbits it. Here is a trailer.

Copernicus was full of shit, huh? Who’s to know? I mean, you can’t prove it one way or the other, right? Nope, that is wrong. You can!

Last night the Earth was in conjunction with Mars. That means we were perfectly lined up on the same side of the sun. It is as if we are both running the same track around the sun except Mars has an outside lane and we have the inside lane. Mars has to run much further so we were catching up with it. Last night we were both at the same azimuth on the circle. So, last night Mars rose as the sun set and set this morning as the sun rose.

It had been rising later in the evening for weeks meaning it was further and further to the east. Not long ago, it slowed and started going in reverse. It stopped marching east and started marching west. In a few weeks, it will reverse again and start its journey east until it disappears behind the sun.

That’s right. For the next couple weeks, Mars is going to march west and rise a little later in the evening. It is going to go backwards against the background of the sky. Then it will slow start marching east once again.

Of course it isn’t backing up, it just appears to because those of us riding on the earth are lapping it. It works like this.

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There you go. This is one of those nice instances where you don’t have to take the word of the evil scientists. You can go outside with a watch or a camera and document the apparent retrograde motion of Mars. The retrograde motion proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the planets revolve around the sun, not the earth.

You are welcome.

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Republicans Cave on Obamacare

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Well, that’s it. If they start fixing it, this anchor around the necks of Americans is permanent.

18 House Republicans broke a silent embargo against the law by signing on to a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to make minor improvements to Healthcare.gov in the interest of easing enrollment. As enrollment mounted, the center of GOP opposition began to shift away from those who believe enrollment ought to be discouraged, or at least not facilitated, toward those who take their duty to their constituents more seriously.

None of these modifications will substantially change the ACA’s architecture or even smooth its roughest edges. But they badly undermine longer-standing Republican claims that the law is beyond fixing. If parts of it are clearly fixable, and being fixed, then new constituencies will come out of the woodwork seeking changes of their own, and resistance to more substantial ones will become harder to maintain. For instance: Right now, the ACA faces a remote but real threat thanks to a drafting error in the law, which, taken out of context, suggests that residents in states without their own exchanges (i.e. Healthcare.gov states) are not entitled to insurance subsidies.

It’s difficult to imagine the Supreme Court creating this kind of chaos over decontextualized sloppy language when the statute read in its entirety is unambiguous. But Congress could moot the legal challenge in a single afternoon. A technical corrections bill would eliminate a real source of anxiety for insurers, providers, consumers, and even politicians from Healthcare.gov states. And the logic against passing such a bill just became much weaker.

Step 1) Democrats pass a freedom crushing law.

Step 2) Republicans oppose it ridiculing its poor design

Step 3) The law starts causing pain, citizenry howl for fixes.

Step 4) Republicans refuse to fix it calling for repeal. Democrats call the obstructionists for refusing to help.

Step 5) Special interests demand specific fixes.

Step 6) Republicans, finding it hard to resist fixes they would otherwise agree with, support fixes to the law.

Step 7) Democrats hail the bipartisan nature of the fixes to the law and welcome the new cooperative environment.

Now Republicans are invested in Obamacare. They are co-owners and obligated to maintain it. Within a few years, they are taking credit for it. Their only criticism of Democrats, at this point, is that they are so bad at managing Obamacare. by 2020, Republicans are running on a platform that they will take the pork out of the Affordable Care Act and make it run more efficiently. All talk of repeal will be gone.

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Beef prices hit all time high

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It’s global warming, of course. There is no inflation. THERE IS NO INFLATION!!!!

Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock.

Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren’t expected to come down any time soon.
Extreme weather has thinned the nation’s beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America.

“We’ve seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme,” said Dennis Smith, a commodities broker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago. “This is really new territory.”

The retail value of “all-fresh” USDA choice-grade beef jumped to a record $5.28 a pound in February, up from $4.91 the same time a year ago. The same grade of beef cost $3.97 as recently as 2008.

More here.

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Don’t get between Lena Dunham and her ice cream

Seriously. What is the deal with the mix of McDonald’s and Florida that makes people lose their minds? McRib withdrawal?

NSFW video of a topless woman taking apart a Florida McDonald’s.

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They can’t get SCOTUS to let them disarm you

So Plan B is to make firearms so expensive, so difficult to use and so prone to malfunction that you are effectively disarmed.

“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”

“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis,” Holder said.

They are talking RFID chips in your gun too so they can track it wherever you go.

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If you are going to run as a family values, social conservative…

…and you are married, you ought not be tongue tickling the tonsils of young staffers.

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) asked for forgiveness Monday afternoon after a video purporting to show the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Louisiana surfaced.

McAllister, who was just elected in a November special election, has been married for 16 years and has five children.

“There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve,” he said in a statement issued from his office. “Trust is something I know has to be earned whether you’re a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I’ve disappointed.”

He said he was “very sorry” and did not want to make a political statement about the video’s release.

He is very sorry, that’s for sure.

That was no peck on the top of the head, was it? Not groping the staff is kind of a no-brainer for all congressmen but it is especially true for married, social conservatives. No wonder the libs think all social conservatives are hypocrites… so many are.

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Serendipitous Schadenfreude Regarding OKCupid

This is as sweet as cotton candy, right here.

You will recall that it was the dating site OKCupid that set the Gaystapo after Brenden Eich at Mozilla when they blocked Firefox users. Well, live by Brownshirt attacks, die by Brownshirt attacks.

OkCupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions.

He’s also voted for numerous anti-choice measures, earning a 0 percent rating from NARAL Pro Choice America. Among other measures, Cannon voted for laws prohibiting government from denying funds to medical facilities that withhold abortion information, stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion, and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad. Cannon also earned a 7 percent rating from the ACLU for his poor civil rights voting record: He voted to amend FISA to allow warrant-less electronic surveillance, to allow NSA intelligence gathering without civil oversight, and to reauthorize the PATRIOT act.

More at Mother Jones.

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Democrats do not want to run on what they passed

Democrats passed Obamacare and have been running from it since. Here is the latest change to whatever the hell Obamacare is at this point.

The Obama administration announced Monday that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage would not go through as anticipated amid election-year opposition from congressional Democrats.

The cuts would have reduced benefits that seniors receive from health plans in the program, which is intended as an alternative to Medicare.

Under cuts planned by the administration, insurers offering the plans were to see their federal payments reduced by 1.9 percent, which likely would have necessitated cuts for customers.
Instead, the administration said the federal payments to insurers will increase next year by .40 percent.

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He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!

And so they did.

Thirteen-year-old Ethan Chaplin, who attends school in Vernon, New Jersey, was suspended for two days and will undergo a psychological evaluation after another student complained that he was “twirling a pencil” like a gun.

According to News 12 New Jersey, Chaplin said he was “just twisting around a pencil with a pen cap on it when a student behind him yelled, ‘He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.’”

Chaplin told officials he had repeatedly been bullied by the student who complained and that the complaint about the pencil was just an extension of that. But the school suspended him anyway, “pending the outcome of a psychological evaluation.”

Why not? You can fire a CEO for thoughtcrimes. The left wants to put global warming “deniers” in prison. Why shouldn’t an accusation of gun motions send your ass to jail? We can’t have people going around thinking non-approved thoughts can we?

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Only women must deal with gaps, men just have to deal with it

If women fall behind men in any metric, it is an injustice that must be corrected at all costs. If men fall behind women, well, they need to just cowboy-up and deal with it.

Implicit in the materials for this conference is the assumption that any gap that exists between men and women in the workplace (at least if the gap seems to disfavor women) should be eliminated. The question is asked, “how can this gap be explained and rectified?,” implying that “rectification” should follow irrespective of how the gap is explained.

There are many statistical disparities between the sexes in our world, but only some become the subject of widespread concern. Ones that are perceived as favoring men are labeled “gaps,” while those that favor women are simply facts. Outside the workplace, men are arguably disadvantaged in a variety of arenas, whether in terms of health and longevity, crime and violence, domestic relations, or education. In the workplace, men are far more likely than women to be killed and to work long hours. None of these disparities is generally viewed as a “gap” deserving of intervention, however. Men earn a disproportionate number of Ph.Ds in some fields, while women earn a disproportionate number in others. Only the former set of disparities, however, is typically viewed as a “gap.”

Many of the statistical disparities between the sexes in the workplace are a consequence of average sex differences in the choices that men and women make about education, the workplace, and the family. Many of these choices are products, in part, of biologically influenced sex differences in talents, temperament, and tastes (all of which appear to be influenced by testosterone), and they all involve trade-offs.

Of course the gap that Obama is focusing on is fictional. The male/female pay gap is a hoax.

Here is the source of the quoted article.

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Republicans to become accessories to the crime?

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The GOP has been steadfast in its opposition to Obamacare. That may be changing, however, as Republicans contemplate joining with Democrats to take the law into the shop, hammer out the dents and give it a good wax job.

House Republicans have secured a change in ObamaCare to expand coverage choices for small businesses — a departure from their strategy to try to dismantle or repeal the 2010 health care law.

The change eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies American can buy directly from insurers or on the new health care exchanges. The cap was set at $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for families.

Democrats describe the change as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law.

Republicans say they sought the change so small businesses could offer high-deductible plans that could be bought by individuals who also have health savings accounts.

“Maybe you say it helps (ObamaCare), but it really helps the small businessman,” said GOP Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., one of several physician-lawmakers in his party and an advocate of repeal.

Democrats: “Vote for us! We believe that an omnipresent government should be involved in every aspect of your life.”

Republicans. “Vote for us! We believe we can run the omnipresent government more efficiently than Democrats.”

Those are your choices America.

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Obama to pivot to the economy…

Just in time for this years sleeper hit “Recovery Summer VI: This Time Its For Real!”

President Obama will host two events on the economy this week as Democrats seek to pivot the political discussion away from the healthcare law.

Democrats dispute that that the healthcare law will be a liability for the party in this year’s elections, and celebrated the news last week that ObamaCare enrollments topped 7 million.

Still, they argue that jobs and the economy will be the central battleground in November.

“That’s the debate that the election will be about, jobs and the budget,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week.

Quoting my 2014 predictions: Obama will pivot to the economy a minimum of four times.

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Krauthammer – The Left’s Attack On Brendan Eich Was Totalitarian

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Be sure to prominently list your sex and race on your resume

It is important information to your employer if your employer is a federal contractor. As part of his “year of action”, Obama is using his pen and phone to make race and sex an important part of employment.

Obama on Tuesday will direct the Labor Department to adopt regulations requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data based on sex and race. The president will sign the executive order and the presidential memo during an event at the White House where he will be joined Lilly Ledbetter, whose name appears on a pay discrimination law Obama signed in 2009.

This week’s steps showcase Obama’s efforts to take action without congressional approval and illustrate how even without legislation, the president can drive policy on a significant segment of the U.S. economy. At the same time, it also underscores the limits of his ambition when he doesn’t have the backing of Congress for his initiatives.

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What Firefox users see at the Revo…

When the Real Revo is accessed using Firefox, this window pops up:

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Here is what it says….

Hello there, Mozilla Firefox user. Pardon this interruption of your Real Revo experience.

Mozilla’s CEO, Brendan Eich, was fired by the company for a thought crime. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access The Real Revo.

We all know there’s a lot more wrong with the world than misguided makers of web browsers. So you might wonder why we’re asserting ourselves today. This is why: we’ve devoted the seven years to freedom of speech. If Mozilla had their way, then ideas that Mozilla does not support would be repressed. Freedom of speech is far too important to leave its transmission to a company that engages in Orwellian persecution for thought crimes. Those who seek to deny freedoms and liberty and instead enforce repression, persecution and professional lynch mobs are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.

If you want to keep using Firefox, close this window and continue.

However, we urge you to consider different software for accessing the Real Revo.

If they close the window, Firefox users can use the site normally. In 24 hours, the window will pop up again. Firefox users will see it once a day.

I could set it so that the window can’t be closed and, therefore, the site couldn’t be accessed at all by Firefox. That seemed like something Mozilla would do, however, so I went with the once a day thing.

(By the way, I pretty much stole and reworded the OKCupid block text they used before Eich was fired. I dug the irony.)

Thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Leave it? Turn it off?

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The bloodbath that never comes

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The left warns over and over that, if the law abiding are allowed to go armed, the result will be a bloodbath. They are wrong every time.

On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns.

Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public.

In reality, the opposite may be happening.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the same timeframe in 2013 — a 9 percent drop — and 55 fewer murders than 2012, police said.

Further, there were reportedly 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims compared to last year. There have also been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims compared to the first quarter in 2012.

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Peer reviewed paper argues global warming threat should be exaggerated

In this paper, the authors argue that the threat of global warming is rationally and purposfully exaggerated in order to alarm the public. “That AGW proponents would support lying in order to advance their cause is shocking,” said no one anywhere.

A new peer-reviewed paper published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, titled “Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements”, is openly providing a “rationale” for global warming proponents to engage in mendacious claims in order to further their cause.

The paper appears to support or provide a formula for why lying or “information manipulation” is able to further the cause of man-made global warming and “enhance global welfare.” The authors use a mathematical formula to study information tactics.

The authors, Assistant Professors of Economics Fuhai Hong and Xiaojian Zhao, note how the media and environmental groups “exaggerate” global warming and then the offer their paper to “provide a rationale for this tendency” to exaggerate for the good of the cause.

The paper was published on February 24, 2014.

The author’s boldly note in the abstract of the study that the “news media and some pro-environmental have the tendency to accentuate or even exaggerate the damage caused by climate change. This article provides a rationale for this tendency.”

“We find that the information manipulation has an instrumental value, as it ex post induces more countries to participate in an IEA (International Environmental Agreements) which will eventually enhance global welfare.”

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