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Prayers for Rep. Jamie @HerreraBeutler & preemie miracle Abigail Rose!

Posted by: ST on July 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm » 1 Comment

And dad Daniel Beutler, of course. What an amazing story!! Grab the Kleenex: In an astonishing turnaround, Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler — who just weeks ago learned that her unborn child was suffering a lung-development condition that’s typically fatal at birth — announced Monday that her daughter was born alive and continues to thrive two weeks later. […]

 

Glorious Irony: Half of Obamacare employees at call center will get no health care

Posted by: Phineas on July 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because –I bet you can guess– they’re being hired part-time: Earlier this year, Contra Costa County won the right to run a health care call center, where workers will answer questions to help implement the president’s Affordable Care Act. Area politicians called the 200-plus jobs it would bring to the region an economic […]

 

Mexican Marines capture Los Zetas chief

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wow. This is huge news: One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords has been captured: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, also known as “Z-40.” Trevino Morales, leader of the brutal Los Zetas cartel, was caught Sunday by Mexico Marines in his hometown of Nuevo Laredo, just over the U.S. border, CBS News has learned. […]

 

My heart bleeds for Big Labor. Really, it does.

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s just that you can’t see that through all my laughing and pointing: Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In […]

 

Photo of the Day: TX State Sen. @BobDeuell displays boy/girl baby shoes at #TXlege

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm » 4 Comments

They say men’s voices shouldn’t matter on this issue. I say – as men are fathers, brothers, uncles, etc – “hell yes, they should!” As seen at the Washington Post: Note they are pink AND blue, for girl and boy — because all life is precious and all opinions on this issue matter, no matter […]

 

Democrats decide on electoral strategy in 2014: suicide

Posted by: Phineas on June 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because taking pride of ownership in Obamacare worked so well for them in 2010: Scarred by years of Republican attacks over Obamacare, with more in store next year, Democrats have settled on an unlikely strategy for the 2014 midterms: Bring it on. Party strategists believe that embracing the polarizing law — especially its more […]

 

Feel Good story of the day: One World Trade Center makes it to 1776 feet (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on May 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm » 3 Comments

Fantastic! To cheers from spectators and workers alike, construction crews set a silver spire atop New York City’s One World Trade Center on Friday to bring the structure to its full 1,776 height and cap an emotional 12-year effort to restore a key part of the city skyline shattered by the 9/11 terror attacks. The […]

 

NYC Mayor @MikeBloomberg gets taste of his own medicine, but no pizza UPDATE: Sadly, it’s just satire.

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I love it! New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn. The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the […]

 

(Video) The President on the North Korean threat

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Virtual President, that is. “President” Bill Whittle holds a press conference to explain American policy (and opinion of) North Korea in no uncertain terms: Honest, direct, and no diplomatic weasel words such as “unacceptable,” “world opinion,” or my favorite, “the international community.” (1) Neither bellicose nor warmongering; no chest-thumping to be […]

 

Awesome: Rev. Billy Graham is named North Carolina’s “favorite son”

Posted by: ST on April 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm » 2 Comments

Via the Charlotte Observer: RALEIGH With his family and the governor looking on, and tearful testimonials from some of those he’s touched, the Rev. Billy Graham was honored as North Carolina’s “favorite son” Wednesday by the General Assembly. The House and Senate each passed resolutions honoring the 94-year-old Graham and his late wife, Ruth. “We’re […]