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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ZH: 40 Central Banks Are Betting Yuan Will Be The Next Reserve Currency

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From Zero Hedge:

As The South China Morning Post reports, Jukka Pihlman, Standard Chartered’s Singapore-based global head of central banks and sovereign wealth funds (who formerly worked at the International Monetary Fund advising central banks on asset-management issues), notes that:

At least 40 central banks have invested in the yuan and several others are preparing to do so, putting the mainland currency on the path to reserve status even before full convertibility
The US dollar remains in charge (for now)…but

The US dollar is still the world’s most widely held reserve currency, accounting for nearly 33 per cent of global foreign exchange holdings at the end of last year, according to IMF data. That ratio has been declining since 2000, when 55 per cent of the world’s reserves were denominated in US dollars.”

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You Know How A Magician Does That Thing With One Hand So You Don’t Look At The Other?

Democrats are doing it wholesale:

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Barbara Boxer accuses GOP of wanting air pollution like China has.

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Schumer: Dems Have Turned Corner On Obamacare Because We Keep Talking About Pay Equality….

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WaPo Fact Checker Eviscerates Harry Reid Super PAC’s Koch Brothers Ad, Gives It “Four Pinocchios”…

There are plenty of examples. We don’t have to list them all. Why are they doing it? Perhaps to distract attention away from this:

New Dem Poll Warns Of Midterm Disaster For Democrats, Only 64% of Obama’s Base Plans To Vote In 2014…

Whatever the reason it looks like a pre-planned concentrated effort by Democrat leaders to redirect attention away from something.

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Ebony: “When Doctors Slam the Doors on the Newly Insured”

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I can not see how this is any different than it was before the ACA – except that there are now many more people on Medicaid than there were.

As a proud new beneficiary of the Affordable Health Care Act, I’d like to report that I am doctorless. Ninety-six. Ninety-six is the number of soul crushing rejections that greeted me as I attempted to find one. It’s the number of physicians whose secretaries feigned empathy while rehearsing the “I’m so sorry” line before curtly hanging up. You see, when the rush of the formerly uninsured came knocking, doctors in my New Jersey town began closing their doors and promptly telling insurance companies that they had no room for new patients.”

The writer begins by lamenting that she is having trouble finding a doctor even though she has a Medicaid card. This has been the norm since Medicaid was started. I know many people on Medicaid. They wait months for an appointment – once they find a doctor who will see them – and then wait more months for treatment. That is what socialized medicine is like.

In the second paragraph the writer reveals that her ‘Insurance’ is Medicaid. Then she presents this non-sequitur:

According to a study 33% of doctors are NOT accepting Medicaid. Here in Jersey, one has a dismal 40 percent chance of finding a doctor who accepts Medicaid – the lowest in the country.”

Huh? It sounds like your odds are better in ‘Jersey’ than in the rest of the country.

Later in the piece she notes the reason doctors don’t want to treat Medicaid patients:

However, physicians say they are rejecting Medicaid patients with good reason. One doctor explains, “the state reimburses… only about $23.50 for a basic office visit [of those insured by Medicaid], less than half of what [I get] from Medicare or private insurers.”

Now that makes sense. But how is it the fault of the doctors? Sounds to me like it is cause by Medicaid’s administrators who set the payment levels.

Read the whininess at Ebony

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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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Eric Holder Publicly Threatens Congressman Gohmert

Holy crap! The Attorney General is threatening a sitting Congressman. The Obama administration is getting bolder and more confrontational.

Holder to Gohmert on Contempt: ‘You Don’t Want to Go There, Buddy’

(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder clashed with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, telling Gohmert, “You don’t want to go there” when Gohmert suggested “contempt” was “not a big deal” to Holder.
“You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, okay?” Holder told Gohmert.”

Reminds me of this image:

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Will Gohmert and the House leadership react?

Update:

HOLDER: GOHMERT DISAGREEMENT EXAMPLE OF UNPRECEDENTED RACISM AGAINST HIM AND OBAMA

At Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network Annual convention, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about civil rights and referenced his back-and-forth at Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX)…

“I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way …forget about me… forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me what Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment ”

From Breitbart

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A Republican Waste Of Time

Does anyone in the world think Holder will do what they ask him to do?

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The House Ways and Means Committee will vote this week to formally ask the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner, an official at the center of Republican probes of the matter.
The committee will mark up a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday accusing Lerner of committing three crimes relating to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, a Republican staffer said.”

More at POLITICO

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This Is The Face Of A Hero In Detroit:

She couldn’t have done it without her pistol.

Deborah Hughes rushed from her home to help the boy and, then, the driver. (Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News)

Deborah Hughes rushed from her home to help the boy and, then, the driver. (Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News)

Detroit — Deborah Hughes stood up to a ferocious mob and possibly saved a man’s life.

The retired nurse said Monday she didn’t hesitate when she saw a group of men savagely beating Steven Utash last week, after he got out of his pickup on the city’s east side to check on a 10-year-old boy he had hit with his vehicle.

“Nothing was really going through my head, other than ‘They need to stop beating this man,’ ” said Hughes, 56.

The incident started about 4:10 p.m., when Utash, a tree trimmer, accidently struck 10-year-old David Harris near Morang and McKinney. Hughes, who lives across the street, said events unfolded quickly.

“I looked out the window and saw that the boy had been hit, so I threw on my coat and ran out there,” said Hughes, who is retired from the St. James Nursing Center in Detroit.

Hughes also made sure to pack her .38 caliber pistol. “You have to carry a gun around here,” she said. “This neighborhood is terrible. I don’t walk around without my gun.”

Read more at the Detroit News

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“Ruby Ridge-style standoff brewing as Bundy says he is prepared to be killed”

Cliven Bundy is brilliant. He has raised the specter of Ruby Ridge and Waco before the fact. Both were overreaches by federal government and over reactions that resulted in the death of people who did not need to die.

Bundy and his wife do not need to die. They have lived and worked their area for generations. They are fighting for their rights to continue to do so. The response by the feds is to send ‘…dozens of armed federal agents…’.

They are trying to intimidate him into giving up. He has said, “No”. It’s the feds’ move. He knows it and is prepared for it. The only thing the feds have left is brute force. If they use it it will be a mistake like it was on Ruby Ridge and at Waco.

A Ruby Ridge-style standoff is brewing in Nevada, where dozens of armed federal agents are closing in on cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over claims that Bundy has allowed his cows to graze illegally on government land, endangering a protected species of tortoise.

Vowing to take a stand for, “your liberty and freedom,” Bundy says he is prepared to be killed as authorities surround a 600,000 acre section of public land as a result of Bundy violating a 1993 Bureau of Land Management ruling which changed grazing rights in order to protect the endangered desert tortoise.

“With all these rangers and all this force that is out here, they are only after one man right now. They are after Cliven Bundy. Whether they want to incarcerate me or whether they want to shoot me in the back, they are after me. But that is not all that is at stake here. Your liberty and freedom is at stake,” Bundy said.

Bundy’s refusal to recognize federal authority over the land under dispute and his failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in grazing fees stems from his assertion that his family’s history trumps bureaucracy.

“My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and water. I have been here longer. My rights are before the BLM even existed,” Bundy said.”

Read more at the DC Clothesline

Update

Feds deploy snipers, arrest man for filming outside First Amendment area

On Sunday, the Logandale, Nev.-based Moapa Valley Progress reported that Dave Bundy, son of rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested while taking photographs of his family’s cattle that are being rounded up by federal agents. According to the report, Bundy was violating an arbitrary “First Amendment” zone that had been established by federal agents. Worse yet, federal agents also deployed snipers against the man.

“He was doing nothing but standing there and filming the landscape,” Ryan Bundy said of his brother Dave. “We were on the state highway, not even off of the right-of-way. Even if they want to call [the area that we were filming] federal land; which it’s not; we weren’t even on it. We were on the road.”

“They also had four snipers on the hill above us all trained on us. We were doing nothing besides filming the area,” Ryan added.

Bundy also said federal agents told them they had no First Amendment rights except in the areas so marked.

Read more at The Examiner

So. Federal agents think they can determine where we have Constitutional rights and where we don’t. This has the potential for becoming deadly really fast.

How many times have you heard the warning, “There will be no more free Waco’s”? What is behind that warning?

We shall see.

Update The Bundy’s have a website. It chronicles the confrontation. You can find it here.

Update An editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal calls for the Feds to back off.

Rancher stands up; feds should back off

A rancher needs big brass ones to stand up to Washington. Not only is the federal government the country’s largest and least competent landowner, it’s also the country’s largest police force and largest law firm, wrapped with red tape into one unflinching leviathan.

Cliven Bundy has big brass ones, all right. And the belt buckle and hat to go with them. But Clark County’s last cattle rancher knew his defiance would one day come to this. After more than 20 years of being dared to use their heavy hands, Bureau of Land Management officials and federal authorities say they’re finally going to seize and auction Mr. Bundy’s livestock.”

The editorial ends thus:

The most obvious solution, releasing federal land to local control, won’t happen overnight. So we offer a final chance at compromise: Have Washington stand down and send the zealots of the Center for Biological Diversity to collect the cattle, instead.”

The paper seems to be the only entity interested in compromise.

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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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Maybe They Misspelled His Girl Friend’s Name

Maybe it was supposed to read, ‘Megan’.

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Hat tip to HisWiserAngel who calls it a ‘Conviction Fail’.

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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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Love Me Some Okies

Residents of Moore, Oklahoma run Westboro Baptist Churchers out of town.

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