Federal Workers Make Me Embarassed To Be One Myself: ObamaCare Edition.
US bureaucrats are not as dumb as they seem. When asked if they wanted Glorious ObamaCare or the plan they had now they choose predictably. The Blog FedSmith is a good read if you work for the government or want better intel on the enemy. They figure prominently in today’s adventure in hypocrisy.
So anyways; FedSmith asked the obvious and received the obvious answer. Details follow below:
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This week, we asked their views on being included in the new health care exchanges. There is apparently little debate among the federal workforce. Federal employees do not want to be part of the new system. Instead, they prefer to keep their current health plan based on a survey with about 2500 readers responding.
Put Vladimir Putin’s name in the Little Book.
You know, the one with Later For YOU written on the cover. The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. [snip] Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against | Read More »
The Syrian Agreement: Obama Capitulates
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First Prize: All The Marbles. Second Prize: A Set of Steak Knives.
Third Largest Wisconsin Teachers Union Goes Under
When the Kenosha Education Association and the Kenosha Unified School District couldn’t work together to use collective bargaining reforms in 2011 to stave off budget woes, layoff notices went out to 338 teachers. Now, teachers in Kenosha are walking away from the union that failed to help save the jobs of their fellow educators. The news was first reported Thursday by Mark Belling on his | Read More »
September 14, 2001 Open Thread
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On September 14, 2001, President George Bush stood in the midst of the smoking rubble of Ground Zero and showed the world what leadership looked like.
Tech at Night: No, people still don’t care about privacy. The FCC attacks competition.
If you’re really that worried about Dropbox “opening your files” as these guys on a wild goose chase were, then why exactly are you uploading them unencrypted to Dropbox to begin with? This is what I’m talking about when I say people don’t actually act like they care about privacy. If people did care, they’d act differently.
Once again, the FCC is looking to reduce competition by picking winners and losers int he marketplace, this time in attacking owners of UHF stations. The guy who owns channel 56 doesn’t even have the same market power as the guy who owns channel 4, so why try to make UHF owners divest? That just reduces competition.
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, Edward Snowden
, Sales tax
, Tech at Night
Liberals Are Upset at Being Exposed and Concede Defeat
Poor Greg Sargent. If it isn’t enough that the DNC has its hand up his posterior controlling him muppet style, he’s all sore over this post of mine pointing out the collaborative nexus between Democrats, liberal groups, and the supposed objective media. Sargent is convinced — CONVINCED I tell you — that this is some sort of definitive take down of my post. Steve Benen, | Read More »
Martha Robertson (D CAND, New York-23) to accept fundraiser from child molester.
You would think that Do not accept political favors from somebody who once molested a kid would be one of those basic Rules Of Life. You know: the sort of thing that people don’t need to be told about, before they start out on a federal Congressional career. Apparently not: Peter Yarrow, who rose to fame in the 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, | Read More »
Water is not “free”
Fresh off a triumphant childhood obesity campaign that left school children in open rebellion against her tiny, unappetizing school lunches, our First Lady – an unelected, unvetted, unconfirmed, unqualified national Minister of Health – has embarked on a crusade to make people drink more water. The splashy rollout of this campaign met immediately with resistance from the same grumpy, fact-obsessed realists who have interfered with | Read More »
The Slow Motion Destruction Of American Foreign Policy
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From the position of a partisan I’ve enjoyed Obama beclowning himself over Syria. As an American I am appalled at the incompetence of it all.
Walker Administration Defends Partnership With Liberal Think Tank
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has channeled at least $130,000 to a liberal think tank, and the Walker administration is standing by its decision to partner with the left-wing group. After Media Trackers first exposed the flow of money from a liberal foundation through state government and ultimately to the Center On Wisconsin Strategy, a group that champions big government and more government spending, | Read More »
The Kabuki Theater of the Debt Ceiling Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the shuffling of the Dow Jones index, the coming debate over raising the debt ceiling and what Americans think Congress should do.
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Jim DeMint is Winning America
Over the past several weeks, Republican aides in Congress have planted a number of stories attacking the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action for America, and the Senate Conservatives Fund — three groups closely associated with former Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint started the Senate Conservatives Fund. He’s now President of the Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action for America is an offshoot of Heritage. The reason Republicans have been | Read More »
Why the Media Will Never Treat Conservatives Fairly
I have written a number of pieces in the past year about conservatives having a “poor little ole me” attitude when it comes to the media. Conservatives are convinced the media is out to get them. They are convinced the media is covering up stories and covering for the Obama Administration.Often, conservatives are flat out wrong. They are so convinced the media is out to | Read More »
Tags: "Ezra Klein"
, Andy Barr
, Chuck Todd
, David Gregory
, Greg Sargent
, John Harris
, Jonathan Allen
, Linda Douglass
, Michael Scherer
, Mother Jones
, New York Times
, Ruth Marcus
Georgia on my mind…
The U.S. has been left reeling by an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, and a lot of the focus has been on Putin’s thoughts on American exceptionalism… And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage | Read More »