The Seat of Scoffers
Bible.com and its companion YouVersion app have some great daily devotional tools and Bibles. On January 1st, I started the ESV Bible plan to read through the Bible in a year. Sign up and go through the plan with me and we can hold ourselves accountable.The readings have included Psalm 3, which contains this text: O Lord, how many are my foes!Many are rising against | Read More »
@BarackObama decides NOT to be the adult in the room wrt unemployment insurance extension.
You can tell by the fact that he’s demanding here that the House simply agree to allocate the money for another ‘temporary’ three-month extension of unemployment benefits for people unemployed past 26 weeks. The GOP is not adverse to extending benefits, by the way: but the House is fairly insistent that this spending be offset by an equivalent amount of cuts.
Tech at Night: 2014 to bring more Net Neutrality, more Spectrum issues, and more anarchists pushing agendas?
If the whole card skimming scam keeps up, ATMs are going to be a real problem. At least, the unattended kind. In fact we’re probably already at the point where it’s getting to risky to be using ATMs at less intelligently monitored locations, like gas stations or hotels.
Remember Net Neutrality? Mike Wendy rightly says it’s “Undermining Free Speech, Private Property, Free Markets and the Will of the People:. Let’s hope the FCC loses in court, again over this.
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Now, Here’s A Shocker: A Hypocritical Union Boss Who Endorses Secret-Ballots
It’s D-Day in Seattle. Or, more specifically, it’s decision-making time for the Machinists’ union members
who work at Boeing in the Puget Sound are.
Regardless of how the vote at Boeing turns out, here’s something of an interesting twist:
Do you remember the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act (aka EFCA)?.
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NY Dem Allegedly Hung “Sexually Charged Photographs” in District Office, Tried to Force Woman to Kiss Him
Victims number five and six have come forward in the sexual harassment case against New York Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (D), having formally filed complaints with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday. A seventh complaint is expected to be filed shortly. To date, the extent of Gabryszak’s punishment seems to be the banning of interns in his government office. This, despite claims that Gabryszak allegedly sent videos | Read More »
Prominent anti-war loon Michael Scheuer calls for assassination of @BarackObama.
Umm. NO. I am reluctant to provide the direct link: David Frum (!) has the details. Essentially, Scheuer was babbling about current US/UK policy, and finished up his not-actually-incoherent* screaming by quoting Seventeenth Century English republican Algernon Sydney, who got the chop** from Charles II for… well. Depends on who you ask. To be fair, the treason charges were dubious; to be equally fair, Sydney | Read More »
Obamacare Has No Financial Controls Whatsoever
Given the Obama administration’s latest claim that 2.1 million have signed up nationwide, that means as many as 700,000 Americans* might falsely believe they have a current health insurance policy.
(HT: Daily Mail)
Bad things happen to the leadership of large organizations who fail to control how money flows between the organization and its customers. Furthermore; bad things pretty much deserve to happen to people who fail to institute rigorous financial controls while running large organizations. The PC way of describing this would be an adverse professional outcome. Simple folk like little, ol’ moi’ refer to this as karma. In the pathetic case of our current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, karma should be what’s for breakfast – scattered, covered and chunked.
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Death, Taxes, and Obamacare
Democrats plan to make 2014 about the minimum wage. Several news reports suggest the party plans to coordinate with unions to get ballot initiatives going around the nation to raise the minimum wage. They think this will incentivize turn out for them in 2014. It is an admission against interest they think Obamacare is hurting them. It is also foolhardy. Gay marriage initiatives drove Christian | Read More »
Iowa man continues to go blind, thanks to #obamacare.
I admit, I was wondering how this administration was planning to implement one of the key tools of British/Canadian healthcare – to wit; delaying ‘non-life-threatening’ procedures for long enough for a certain percentage of patients to die from something else and another certain percentage to simply give up* – but I should have realized that you can always find a way to bureaucratically obfuscate. In | Read More »
Incentives to work
Michael Strain at National Affairs has a long article in which he proposes “A Jobs Agenda For the Right.” Much of his effort is devoted to getting conservatives comfortable with smart, limited macroeconomic stimulus spending, rather than opposing all such spending on principle. For example, he puts in a good word for “infrastructure” spending, albeit not on the scale of jaw-dropping madcap spending President Obama is constantly | Read More »
New Year Opens With Big Spending Bang
Congress plans to kick off the new legislative session the same way it ended the last one. They will continue to spend more money. When Congress voted on the Ryan-Murray budget deal before adjourning for Christmas, members were only signing off on the topline discretionary spending figures, not the individual accounts for all the departments and agencies. They agreed to repeal part of the sequester | Read More »
Things Go From Bad To Worse As UAW’s General Shoots New Wife
Just when UAW Vice President General Holiefield probably thought things couldn’t get any worse, he goes and accidentally shoots his new wife.
Just two days before the New Year, Monday night’s accident marks what must have been a tough two years for the UAW’s vice president in charge of the union’s Chrysler Division.
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A New Year With the Same Problems
Having managed to work every day of my vacation, getting back into the swing of things isn’t really swinging. I hope you all had a Happy New Year. As we cross over into 2014, there is not a lot that has changed these past couple of weeks. People will not fully feel the effects of Obamacare. The economy is still “recovering.” And New York has | Read More »
Justice Sotomayor puts temporary stay on contraception mandate case.
So, what’s going on, here? Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama administration from forcing some religious-affiliated groups to provide health insurance coverage of birth control or face penalties as part of the Affordable Care Act. Acting at the request of an order of nuns in Colorado, Justice Sotomayor issued the stay just hours before the requirement was to go into effect on | Read More »
Another NY Democrat Is Banned From Having Interns While Being Investigated For Sexual Harassment
The Bubba Rule simply states that any time a New York Democrat is being investigated for sexual harassment (which is seemingly quite often), said Democrat will no longer be allowed to work around interns. It is implemented with the belief that the lawmaker is such a perpetual sexual predator, that they can’t possibly control themselves around female interns. It has been previously invoked for such | Read More »