Sarah Palin gives us the 401 on Sibelius’ replacement

Sibelius replacement is the happy little fascist who unnecessarily abused the people in the cause of her party. Here is Palin….

Remember last year when America’s war memorials, national parks, patriotic amenities, student White House tours, etc. were shut down because the Obama administration’s spending priorities are so out of whack? Americans were told the Federal government didn’t have enough of our tax dollars to allow WWII vets to walk across a public sidewalk to visit a statue honoring these heroes. This, during the “shutdown” when crony capitalism, earmarks, and waste and fraud continued to fill the swamp. This, while the first family continued to live elaborately large and some in Congress had the gall to whine that they aren’t paid enough. This, while the people’s will continued to be arrogantly ignored.

What a cold and callous bureaucrat it was who’d direct that quite revealing fiasco, an episode over which the Obama Administration never recovered in the court of public opinion.

Who would do such a thing? Who would punish patriotic Americans? Who sent the email initiating all this?

The political operative Sylvia Burwell.

“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us…” – Barak Hussein Obama

Burwell gets rewarded for punishing veterans.

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Vermont’s single payer system is probably a no-go

It turns out that free health care is as expensive as all hell.

Just two small issues need to be resolved before the state gets to all systems go: First, it needs the federal government to grant waivers allowing Vermont to divert Medicaid and other health-care funding into the single-payer system. And second, Vermont needs to find some way to pay for it.

Although Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017, the state hasn’t drafted a bill spelling out how to raise the additional $1.6 billion a year (based on the state’s estimate) the system needs. The state collected only $2.7 billion in tax revenue in fiscal year 2012, so that’s a vexingly large sum to scrape together.

Vermont is a middling-tax state, as states go. And that’s not an accident; its population consists of longtime Vermonters, some of whom vote Republican (at least for governor) and are not super-tax-friendly, and transplants from Massachusetts and New York state, who, last time I looked, had moved to Vermont partly because the taxes were lower. Paying for this program would likely make Vermont the highest-taxed state in the nation, by quite a lot.

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Obama calls claims of voter fraud “bogus”

There is no need to show an ID when voting because claims of fraud are bogus.

President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton.

Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred.

“So let’s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said.

Obama sad that the efforts betrayed a weakness within the Republican Party, saying his opposition needed to restrict poll access to remain competitive.

Two stupid untruths…

1) ID laws make place an unreasonable burden on voters, and

2) There is no voter fraud in America.

I can think of no reason for him to make these claims except that he believes ID laws diminish fraud and he supports the fraud.

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Today Is Vince Gill’s Birthday

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. I thought this video was important. Important or not it is beautiful.

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“BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues”

‘Safety Issues’. Does that mean the BLM was intimidated?

Whose move is it now?

The gathering of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle in northeast Clark County has been stopped by the director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Bundy is meeting this morning with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie to discuss a possible solution to his dispute with the BLM.

Metro Officer Jesse Roybal confirmed that Gillespie was in the Bunkerville area this morning to meet with Bundy.

The BLM had been using contract cowboys to round up Bundy’s 900 head of cattle that have been grazing over 600,000 square acres in northeast Clark County for more than 20 years without his payment of grazing fees.

Neil Kornze, director of the BLM, made the following statement this morning:

“As we have said from the beginning of the gather to remove illegal cattle from federal land consistent with court orders, a safe and peaceful operation is our number one priority. After one week, we have made progress in enforcing two recent court orders to remove the trespass cattle from public lands that belong to all Americans.

“Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.

“We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner.”

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There is a crisis in wages of men vs women…

The real crisis is in men’s wages.

The crisis in America today isn’t about women’s wages; it’s about men’s wages. Men are still the chief breadwinners in most families, and their wages are not moving much at all. If we look at Census Bureau data, we find that while men’s wages have risen by about 6 percent in real terms since 1980, women’s wages have risen by about 60 percent. Any gap in pay — real or imagined — is rapidly shrinking.

President Obama uses the figure of 77 cents earned by a woman for every dollar earned by a man. But that is a comparison of all women with all men (and even Mr. Obama’s own economists say a woman earns 81 cents for every dollar earned by her male counterpart). In fact, a 2009 Labor Department study found that, when we control for work experience and education, the gap is only about 5 percent. And when we account for the fact that men are more likely to be injured or suffer an accident on the job, and do riskier work and often more unpleasant jobs than women, the gap virtually disappears. My friend Mark Perry, an economist who runs the Carpe Diem blog at the American Enterprise Institute, has documented all this.

Furthermore, the latest surveys of college graduates find virtually no pay discrepancy between men and women, so for this generation the 77-cents mantra is as outdated as bell-bottom jeans.

The real wage crisis has to do with men. The latest education statistics show that women are about 53 percent of college enrollees and almost 60 percent of those pursuing advanced degrees. Pay rises with educational attainment. There is almost no gender gap for the latest generation entering the workforce; if the current educational trends continue, it is quite possible that women will start having higher earnings than men, and this will be especially true of women who do not have children.

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Friday Night at the Movies – Five days of War

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Welcome once again to another Friday Night Flight. Just when I thought I would have to break from the loose theme I’ve had going in the lead up to Holy Week, I find a movie that can actually fit in. It was getting fairly close to show time and I still had no idea what it was going to be. There is power in waiting for the correct selection to take shape instead of allowing yourself to get in a panic and end up showing something like Octoman again.

It was tough this week. I just couldn’t find the right movie and wasn’t going to risk a miscalculation. I thought I had made the correct selection. It was one that can’t possibly go wrong. It was a Shark Movie. You can never go wrong with an obscure Shark Movie.

Then I found this one.

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The American Aristocracy Decorates with Soviet Style

You can read this article about how power-couples like Jay Carney and his wife balance their lives (Who the hell asked?) and get a real sense of how the haut monde, nomenclatura of the of the empire’s capital city live, but I must issue a warning first. Reading the linked article will likely cause you to develop an instant sympathy and even enthusiasm for the techniques of Maximillian Robespierre. Halfway through I began to fantasize about the erection of guillotines on the National Mall.

The article just reeks elite privilege, government funded aristocracy and the type of federalized noblesse who peer down their noses at those of us in the fly-over provinces. These people are the picture of stylish propriety right down to their custom-made, designer dog. Read it and see how your betters live you wretched, baseborn plebe.

I said all of that so I could point out this: Jay Carney has decorated his home with Soviet propaganda posters. Behold.

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CCCP Officials Order Removal Of Controversial Flag

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Did I say CCCP? Oops. I meant NCAA officials.

A leader of the North Dakota Republican Party says his group was forced to take down their Sioux banner by the NCAA.

Jim Poolman, Vice Chairman of the NDGOP, was in Philadelphia attending the University of North Dakota/Univerity of Minnesota game last night. According to his Twitter account, his group was asked to take down their Fighting Sioux banner by the NCAA:

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Security just came into the suite to say that the NCAA called to say take down the Sioux flag in the suite! #freespeechhaters #gosioux9:55 PM – 10 Apr 2014
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If you are not familiar with the contoversy, a few years ago the NCAA forced the University of North Dakota to change the “hostile and abusive” nickname. After a long legal battle, UND caved and dropped the name. They currently do not have a new nickname, (nor should they adopt one in my opinion). Fans still wear Sioux jerseys, shirts, hats, pants, etc to games. The people in this post brought a flag to hang up in their suite during the game. Apparently, some NCAA jackass saw it and told security that they must take it down.

Someday, NCAA officials will start monitoring what fan’s at sporting events are wearing, and if they don’t approve of an individuals clothing, they can demand that he be kicked out. Sorry kids. Either turn those jerseys inside out, or get the hell out!

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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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Missed Her By That Much

Not a bad arm. Good velocity. She needs to work on her control, however.

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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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Kids Brought A Knife To A Gun Fight

Not too bright, were they?

It takes a special kind of stupid to attempt to rob the same house several times over the course of a few days, but rather obviously, Raynee D. Moore and his two teen-aged accomplices are that kind of stupid:

The homeowners saw the motion lights come on around 1:50 a.m. and heard sounds in the garage. They stepped out and emptied the can of bear spray into the garage. The burglars broke out a window and ran from the garage. However, one of them, a 17-year-old boy armed with a machete, was confronted in the front yard by one of the residents, armed with a shotgun.

The resident said he yelled at the suspect twice to stop, but the teenager moved toward him. The resident then fired his shotgun toward the fence as a warning, the release said. The boy immediately dropped the weapon and backpack he was carrying and laid down on the ground.

Deputies arrived to find the boy bound with zip ties, the release said. An air pistol was recovered from the scene. The teenager was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail on burglary charges. On Tuesday night, investigators found and arrested a second suspect in the burglary, Raynee D. Moore, 19. Moore was also booked on suspicion of felony burglary.”

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“Up to 5,000 Armed Militia Members Will Be Arriving in Bunkerville, Nevada Today”

Will this be the shot heard ’round the world’? God, I hope not. There are thousands of Americans who have been salivating, waiting for an armed conflict with federal officers. None of them know what it will be like when it does happen. It is beyond foolish to want it so bad that you push to make it happen.

SHTFplan.com Editor’s Note: It is apparent that the Federal government was under the impression that they could simply move into the ranch land surrounding Bunkerville, NV and have their way with the property and livelihood of the Bundy family. What they didn’t count on was the outcry from Americans across the country. And now things may be headed to the next level. As Kim Paxton of The Daily Sheeple notes, citizen militias in several states have been called up. Many members of those organizations are taking up arms and are making their way to Nevada.

And it’s not just the citizen militias that are preparing to take action. The governor of Nevada has officially condemned the federal government’s actions, though he has yet to take any steps afforded to him under State law. Sheriff Richard Mack of Gilbert, Arizona has weighed in and calls the actions “terrorism.”

At last count there were some 200 federal agents from various agencies on the ground in Nevada and it appears that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of armed militia members will soon arrive to confront them.”

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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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The Feds Ramp Up The Bundy Confrontation In Nevada

These are BLM rangers. They are armed with guns and tasers. In this video they are shown using the tasers but not the guns. They threw a 57 year-old woman to the ground. The Bundy family and their supporters managed to get them to leave. If they come back they will have reinforcements.

The Bundys are unarmed. One even says he left his pocket knife at home. They suspect the rangers have been killing their cattle because they brought backhoes and dump trucks to the area. They want answers

This has the potential for ugliness and killing.

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Maybe It’s Not Caused By The Guns…

… Maybe something else needs attention.

“24 Injured In Stabbing At Franklin Regional High School”

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There is a sickness that is causing these young people to suddenly become violent. It’s not the access to knives or guns. It’s something more.

Are the kids becoming perpetually angry? Have they lost the respect for others – or perhaps never learned it – because they no longer interact with them? Are they becoming desensitized to violence? Are they being taught to hate?

I suspect all of these things enter into the equation but there is more. The authorities will likely determine that this boy has been showing signs of a mental illness.

Blaming these violent acts on the tools used by the madmen is intellectually lazy. It is far easier to blame the tools used than to look for, find, and correct the underlying problems that are encouraging acts of violence.

Politics controls the discussion, though. If the perpetrator is a minority or someone on the left their acts are somehow OK. If a gun is used it is blamed, but where are the ‘Mayors Against Illegal Knives’? That whole argument is phony and contrived.

The causes are much deeper. That is where we should look. It’s so sad.

MURRYSVILLE (KDKA/AP) – At least 24 people have been injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.

The attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes before the start of school.
Westmoreland County updated the victim count late Wednesday evening, saying 24 people had been injured. (21 students stabbed, 1 security guard stabbed, and 2 others injured).”

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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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Knish: “Islam Is What Happens When Civilization Loses”

Boy has he got that right. Daniel Greenfield, writing as Sultan Knish, has Islam pegged. We should listen to him. Islam is what you might call anti-civilization. Like matter and anti-matter when the two meet the civilization – or the matter – is destroyed. The Islamist leaders tell us that this is their goal. From the essay:

Hasan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, wrote, “Our task is to stand against the flood of modernist civilization.” Syria is the desert that remains when the flood of civilization has passed. The atrocities there show us life in Mohammedan times when banditry was the only civilization that there was.

Islam can’t unite Syria. It can’t even unite Sunni Islamists. It can’t even unite those Salafis who identify with Al Qaeda.

It can’t unite, because Islam is a disruptive force that achieves its unity through violence. It’s a supremacist ideology whose final solution is always the sword. Mohammed won his debates by killing his enemies. A rising Islam is forcing Christians out of the Middle East while obsessively hurling its force against the Jewish State. But it doesn’t end there. A religion that can’t co-exist with other religions… also can’t co-exist with itself.”

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Islam is the conscious abandonment of civilization and co-existence for the nomadic life of the Jihadi who drifts from place to place, his weapons on his back, destroying cities and farms, taking anything and anyone he likes, and moving on to the next fight and the next burning city.

The Jihadist is at war with civilization, with the city, the family and the settled way of existence. He is a nomadic raider rolling back time to pre-history. He is the savage warrior of the savage past.

Syria is what happens when Islam wins. When Islam wins, civilization loses.”

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US Navy Is Making Fuel From Sea Water

Woo Hoo. The navy has discovered a way to keep its ships at sea for years without refueling.

Oh. Wait. They already have that with nuclear power. At least they get to fly model airplanes.

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

Fueled by a liquid hydrocarbon—a component of NRL’s novel gas-to-liquid (GTL) process that uses CO2 and H2 as feedstock—the research team demonstrated sustained flight of a radio-controlled (RC) P-51 replica of the legendary Red Tail Squadron, powered by an off-the-shelf (OTS) and unmodified two-stroke internal combustion engine.

Using an innovative and proprietary NRL electrolytic cation exchange module (E-CEM), both dissolved and bound CO2 are removed from seawater at 92 percent efficiency by re-equilibrating carbonate and bicarbonate to CO2 and simultaneously producing H2. The gases are then converted to liquid hydrocarbons by a metal catalyst in a reactor system.”

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