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#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nah, there’s no potential for fraud, here: The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States […]

 

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Earth-shaking news in California politics broke this morning with word of the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee (D, SD-8) on charges of public corruption, including soliciting donations beyond the allowed limits in return for legislative services and –ahem!– firearms trafficking. You can read the indictment (PDF) via the NBC BayArea site (1). From […]

 

Minimum Wage: West Virginia Democrats exempt themselves

Posted by: Phineas on February 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Weird, isn’t it? If having the state mandate higher and higher wages for everyone is such a good idea, why on Earth would WV House Democrats vote to exempt themselves from a law being imposed on everyone else? Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state’s […]

 

#Obamacare Chronicles: yet more flaming wrecks

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 6:37 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jim Geraghty brings us more debris samples from the flaming wreckage that is Obamacare. You can read them for yourself, but here’s one of the best: But perhaps Maryland’s mess looks good compared to Oregon, where the accusations of lying are piling up: Carolyn Lawson, the IT expert who tried and failed to […]

 

Foreign Service officers revolt against lousy Obama appointees

Posted by: Phineas on February 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In the Catholic Church, the sin was called “simony,” the buying and selling of sacred offices, such as bishoprics. The practice was one of the abuses that lead to the Reformation. Now Foreign Service officers are rising against a secular simony, the Obama administration’s appointment of unqualified ambassadors who also happen to […]

 

California: Jerry Brown’s high-speed payoff? #HSR

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, no. This doesn’t look bad at all. First the Tutor-Perini (1) construction company, whom we’ve met before, wins a huge contract to build California’s high-speed rail, even though their record is… not the best. Then, after two defeats in state courts that put the whole project in jeopardy, Brown demands the […]

 

On birthday parties, income inequality, and big government

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, in all the excitement of the NFL’s “championship weekend” the featured the 49ers thrilling come-from-ahead loss in Seattle (1), I forgot it was Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday. You can bet she didn’t forget, though, enjoying a lavish party attended by 500 celebrities and political stars. An intimate soirée, in other words. […]

 

Good News! Obama DoJ appoints Obama donor to investigate Obama #IRS

Posted by: Phineas on January 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This isn’t the fox guarding the henhouse. This is the fox walking into the henhouse with a chainsaw and locking the door behind him. From The Washington Times: The Justice Department selected an avowed political supporter of President Obama to lead the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, […]

 

NYC Mayor DeBlasio appoints tax-cheat to high office

Posted by: Phineas on January 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Another scandal involving Democrats. Color me shocked: City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito fessed up Monday, admitting she failed to disclose years of rental income she received, as first revealed by the Daily News. The East Harlem Democrat, who is Mayor de Blasio’s choice for Council speaker, acknowledged the lapse after The News reported […]

 

It is good to be King, isn’t it, @BarackObama?

Posted by: Phineas on January 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Especially when you can use public money to give your (estranged?) (1) Queen her birthday gift: Carney confirms: taxpayers paying for Pres Obama’s “birthday gift” of staying in Hawaii and sending govt aircraft to pick her up later — Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) January 6, 2014 Via Twitchy. Some background from Bridget […]