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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: A war hero or a deserter?

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2014 at 10:27 am » 2 Comments

In light of the “prisoner exchange” of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-level Taliban Gitmo detainees, CNN”s Jake Tapper reports on claims Bergdahl’s on US soldiers who served with him are making about him (via): (CNN) – The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not […]

 

The Democrats’ anti-constitutional constitutional amendment. Updated

Posted by: Phineas on May 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Upset by court rulings that, in effect, declare that “free speech” really means free speech, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced a constitutional amendment granting Congress sweeping powers to regulate campaign expenditures, both monetary and “in kind.” This amendment has the full support of Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): “The shadowy Koch brothers […]

 

West Virginia VA doctor: At least two waiting list patients committed suicide

Posted by: ST on May 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm » 4 Comments

Appalling if true. This story keeps going from bad to worse: A West Virginia doctor is coming forward with new allegations against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming that she too was told to put patients seeking treatment off for months on end — and that at least two of them committed suicide. The claims […]

 

Chilling: Reid would back Constitutional amendment limiting free speech

Posted by: ST on May 15, 2014 at 11:53 am » 6 Comments

He’s not just losing it. He has LOST it. Via BuzzFeed: WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the “sewer” of modern American political campaigns, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday said that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the floor granting Congress the ability to set strict new limits on campaign contributions, warning he will force […]

 

Is Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency blocking inspector general probes?

Posted by: ST on May 7, 2014 at 11:41 am » 1 Comment

Disturbing report from Fox News: The EPA was accused Wednesday of tolerating waste, fraud and “criminal conduct” in its own ranks, as a House committee hearing aired allegations of employee misconduct that have cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. The inspector general’s office — the official watchdog tasked with overseeing the agency — also […]

 

Obama’s economic recovery: the chart tells the story

Posted by: Phineas on May 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Power Line presents three charts that show what a failure Obama’s statist economic policies have been. Here’s the one that really struck me: (Click here for the full-sized version.) This chart from the US Senate Budget Committee compares the trend in the labor force participation rate, roughly the percentage of the working age […]

 

Glorious #Obamacare success story! Alabama widows kicked off their insurance plans!

Posted by: Phineas on April 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The law of unintended consequences (1) strikes again. First widows; are orphans next? (Transcript via The Weekly Standard) “More than two dozen widows who were married to retired Madison county employees, lost their health insurance coverage earlier this year. And now one commissioner says it’s time to give it back to them. […]

 

Disturbing: NY Health Dept. doesn’t inspect its 25 abortion clinics very often

Posted by: ST on April 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm » 4 Comments

I wish I could say I was shocked by this news but, sadly, I’m not (bolded emphasis added by me): The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New York’s abortion clinics — with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal. Health inspectors regulate […]

 

Aborted babies incinerated to heat British hospitals

Posted by: Phineas on March 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Just horrifying: The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. […]

 

Almost 40% of private biz will lay off employees if min. wage increases

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm » 2 Comments

Via Fox News: WASHINGTON –  Thirty-eight percent of America’s private employers say they will lay off workers if Congress agrees to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, according to a new survey by the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm. Fifty-four percent of employers who are paying their workers the current minimum wage of $7.25 […]