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#IRS scandal: But, of course. They targeted Jewish groups, too.

Posted by: Phineas on May 14, 2013 at 9:01 am » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jewish groups that are favorable toward Israel. We all know how close the President is to Israel, now don’t we? This just gets better and better. Via Politico: The same Internal Revenue Service office that singled out Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny also challenged Israel-related organizations, at least one of which filed […]


#IRS scandal: White House counsel knew last April

Posted by: Phineas on May 14, 2013 at 8:01 am » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Rick Moran at PJM, Politico is reporting that the White House counsel, the president’s legal adviser, knew about the IRS targeting conservative groups three weeks ago: The White House counsel’s office was informed in April of an inspector general’s review of the Internal Revenue Service, press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. Carney told reporters […]


This just in: “Master bedroom” is now racist and sexist

Posted by: Phineas on April 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas But, of course: The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon. A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house….Why? In large part for exactly […]


Commenting on Margaret Thatcher’s death, President Narcissus can’t help himself.

Posted by: Phineas on April 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I really think it’s impossible for Barack Obama to comment on any event without inserting himself: Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history—we can shape them with moral […]


Chicago cops for rent?

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And that’s not a metaphor for police corruption; these are uniformed police officers “financially sponsored” by individual citizens or groups. In other words, rented: A philanthropist or business could sponsor a police beat and put more off-duty cops on the streets under a plan being put forth by a downtown Chicago lawmaker on […]


Obamacare: Wasn’t it supposed to simplify things?

Posted by: Phineas on April 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to relieve us of the burden of worrying about our healthcare? With the government making our choices for us, with mandatory coverage for all, and with subsidies given to all who couldn’t afford the new plans, weren’t we all supposed to breathe a sigh a relief at how easy […]


The horror of sequester: congressional aides might have to pay more for subsidized lunches

Posted by: Phineas on March 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Have those heartless House Republicans no mercy, no soul? How could they do this to poor, starving congressional staffers? Speaking at a hearing of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, [Debbie] Wasserman Schultz worried that prices of meals in House restaurants are getting so high that aides are being “priced out” of […]


At least the President knows his priorities

Posted by: Phineas on March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas National debt approaching $17 trillion? North Korean nukes and the threat of war on the peninsula? America’s credit rating? Nah, it’s March Madness, baby! And Barack Obama, President of the United States, tweeted this morning to remind everyone to get in on the fun: Finish your bracket: It’s time for #MarchMadness. twitter.com/BarackObama/st… […]


The greatest issue facing America: a cruise-ship passengers’ bill of rights

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And Chuck Schumer is on the case: Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the cruise ship industry to adopt a “bill of rights” to guarantee passengers certain protections while aboard their ships. The New York Democrat says Sunday he’ll be asking industry leaders to voluntarily adopt the guidelines which include guarantees that […]


Forget cupcakes. Don’t you even *mention* guns in school, young man!

Posted by: Phineas on March 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm » 12 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The headline says it all: Pasco School District overturns 6-year-old’s suspension for discussing toy gun The Pasco School District has overturned the suspension of a 6-year-old boy who talked about his toy guns at school. Mike Aguirre’s son Noah, a first-grader at James McGee Elementary School, was sent home Feb. 28 after […]