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#Obamacare chronicles: middle-class children lose their health insurance

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Wait. Wasn’t one of the justifications for passing the Affordable Care Act that we had to do it “for the children?” That so many children were among the uninsured that it would be heartless, cruel, and even racist to not pass Obamacare? (1) Then how do they explain this? While the federal […]

 

QOTD: Andrew Sullivan on the “resignation” of @Mozilla CEO over gay marriage stance

Posted by: ST on April 4, 2014 at 10:39 am » 5 Comments

First, the back story: Less than two weeks after drawing controversy over his appointment as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich has resigned from the position. In a post at Mozilla’s official blog, executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker confirmed the news with an unequivocal apology on the company’s behalf. “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard […]

 

If Paul Ryan’s budget is a “Stinkburger” to Obama, what are Obama’s failed budgets?

Posted by: ST on April 3, 2014 at 10:31 am » 4 Comments

The Politico reports on a speech our celebrity President made yesterday to a captive audience at the University of Michigan: President Barack Obama headed out on the road Wednesday still glowing from the latest Obamacare numbers and set his sights on congressional Republicans still working to obstruct his agenda. The House GOP’s new budget proposal […]

 

#Obamacare “enrollment” number questions (that probably won’t get answered)

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2014 at 9:38 am » 2 Comments

As noted yesterday in a must-read by the Washington Examiner’s Byron York,  the so-called “enrollment” numbers for the victory lap the administration eventually took Tuesday only lead to more questions as to why the entire American healthcare system essentially had to be destroyed in order to be “fixed” (and I’m using the term “fixed” VERY loosely […]

 

VIDEO: The (Koch) ‘Empire’ Strikes Back

Posted by: ST on April 1, 2014 at 7:04 pm » 2 Comments

Sick of being personally vilified both on and off the floors of the US House and Senate by hypocritical Democrats in Washington, DC and beyond, the Koch brothers are firing back hard. First, the story – via NRO’s Eliana Johnson: The 2014 ad war is on, with billionaires in both parties taking aim at each […]

 

Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This news from Gallup probably has staff of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reaching for a bottle: U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and […]

 

#HSR: Jerry Brown’s high-speed choo-choo not so high-speed

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via The American Interest, the LA Times reports that California’s high-speed rail project may not be able to meet its promised travel times — shocker! Regularly scheduled service on California’s bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and […]

 

#NCSen: Pro-abortion group Emily’s List forms SuperPAC in NC to help @SenatorHagan

Posted by: ST on March 27, 2014 at 9:32 am » 5 Comments

Get ready for the  next round of “war on women” demagoguery. Bloomberg News reports that embattled Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) will be receiving some more Super-PAC help soon as the pro-abortion group Emily’s List has launched a political action committee here in North Carolina specifically to aid her in her reelection fight: Emily’s List, a Washington […]

 

#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 […]

 

Culture of Corruption – Charlotte edition: Dem Mayor charged w/ bribery, theft (UPDATE: CANNON RESIGNS)

Posted by: ST on March 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm » 4 Comments

Huge news out of Charlotte today: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges, with the FBI alleging he took tens of thousands of dollars in bribes – including $20,000 in cash delivered in a briefcase last month to the mayor’s office where he also solicited $1 million more. In return for […]