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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 […]


Oh, gee. Another illegal #Obamacare delay by King Barack I

Posted by: Phineas on February 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Legal dictionaries define the word “usurpation” thus: The illegal encroachment or assumption of the use of authority, power, or property properly belonging to another; the interruption or disturbance of an individual in his or her right or possession. The term usurpation is also used in reference to the unlawful assumption or seizure […]


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 […]


Sure it’s a coincidence: two critics of #Obamacare audited by IRS

Posted by: Phineas on December 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, remember when President Obama told his followers to punch back against their enemies “twice as hard?” Or when he joked about setting the IRS on his critics? Maybe it’s not such a joke. Via Mark Steyn: A couple of weeks back, cancer patient Bill Elliot, in a defiant appearance on Fox […]


#Obamacare fraud: enrollee count as legitimate as Chicago voter rolls

Posted by: Phineas on November 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Seriously, if Amazon had done something like this, the Department of Justice and the SEC would be on their backs faster than you could say “indictment:” The fight over how to define the new health law’s success is coming down to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? Health insurance plans […]


Democrat city council of Annapolis plots coup d’etat against Republican mayor. Updated

Posted by: Phineas on November 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Democrats love democracy, except when the people vote for a Republican: Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power. Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce […]


#Obamacare web site contract a “crony contract?”

Posted by: Phineas on October 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas File this under “Things that make you say ‘Hmmm…’” First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the […]


Why is the Obamacare web site crashing so much? The “Chicago Way”

Posted by: Phineas on October 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s a question many have been asking, including speculation that, due to faulty design, the site is effectively attacking itself. However, there’s another, albeit related cause for why people are having such a horrific experience with the site. Writing in Forbes, Avik Roy reports on a growing consensus that the the principal […]


#Shutdown follies: Park Service uses “Gestapo tactics” to harass, detain visitors to Yellowstone

Posted by: Phineas on October 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s not me being hyperbolic; that’s the very description used by a tour guide who was taking a group of senior citizens, including visitors from overseas, to see one of our great natural resources. When they got there, they were instead treated to something out of a bad episode of Hogan’s Heroes: […]


#Shutdown follies: Let’s evict the President’s mother-in-law

Posted by: Phineas on October 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Since the administration has deemed it important to evict the elderly from their privately owned homes on federal land, perhaps we should kick nonessential personnel out of the federally-owned White House, too. Not Obama, of course; for all I dislike him, he is, sadly, essential. His wife’s mother, however, is another matter: […]