@BarackObama ‘extends’ application ‘deadline’ to December 23rd. #obamacare
This is actually not going to work, you know. The Obama administration on Friday offered an extension of the current ObamaCare enrollment period — though not exactly what Republicans were seeking. Federal health officials announced Friday afternoon that they’d give people another eight days this year to enroll in an insurance policy and still get covered by Jan. 1. Previously, people had to enroll by | Read More »
Mark Udall, the Partisan High Jumper
Here’s the pattern. President Obama and Harry Reid say jump and Senator Mark Udall asks how high. Yesterday, Udall jumped over more than 200 years of history to rubber stamp the Obama/Harry Reid move changing the Senate rules to allow judicial and executive branch nominees to be approved by a simple majority. This will make it easier for President Obama to get his way on | Read More »
The New York Times Equates Opposing Obamacare With Slavery
One does not expect to find insightful, cogent, or fair commentary on the editorial pages of the New York Times. Banal liberalism, provincialism, and insulation from the beliefs of flyover America are standard fare and thus to be expected. But every once in a while, a piece comes along which is so utterly devoid of reason, taste, or linear thought that it deserves to be pointed | Read More »
WWGO – November 22, 2013Read More »
Stranded at the gates of Paradise
Of course there’s a big tug-of-war over the legacy of JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. He’s a sainted figure on the Left, holding one of the highest seats in their pantheon, even though conservatives have accurately pointed out that several of his policy stances were far more in line with modern-day teabagging right-wing extremism. Both sides can agree that the center of | Read More »
Batkid vs The Nanny
Arguably the viral story of this past week has been the tale of five-year-old Miles Scott, aka the San Francisco Batkid. Scott, a leukemia patient whose brush with fame comes courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, reportedly spent a day capturing fake “criminals” from Batman’s Rogues gallery, before being celebrated at the San Francisco Civic Center by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. The total cost of | Read More »
About That Suspicious Jobs Report…
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the politically advantageous and totally falsified jobs report of October 2012, Brad’s now proven analysis that the stats were rigged and this administration’s systemic culture of lying and manipulation.Read More »
JFK’s Unfortunate Legacy: The Weaponized American Conspiracy Theory
Unlike a lot of post-modern Americans, I hold no great love for President John F. Kennedy. Unlike some of my Conservative compatriots; I don’t consider the man Satan Incarnate either. My sum total opinion of JFK could be stated by “Bones” on an old episode of Star Trek. “He’s Dead, Jim.” And regardless of his political impact, that is a sad, sad thing. But what is more tragic is that he hasn’t been allowed to lie in peace. His assassination was weaponized to maximize its political impact and by extension, it has given birth to the tradition of weaponized American conspiracy theories.
There are some who believe The Single Bullet Theory. Others believe in Camelot. A few believe in both or neither. Sadly, as long as it remains a useful political exercise, there are those who will push political conspiracy theories modeled on what was thrown to the paparazzi swine after the fateful day in Dallas, TX back in 1963. I find this to be a shame – both for The Kennedy Family and for American Democracy.Read More »
WWGO – November 21, 2013Read More »
Oxford Union Results: Winner
It is after midnight here in Oxford, UK as I write this. Tonight, I debated in the Oxford Union — a society that has gathered each Thursday night for a black tie debate since 1823. The proposition debated tonight was “that positive discrimination is a necessary evil.” The side favorable to the proposition went first and vice versa to the end with me as the | Read More »
Tweet of the Day, …And The Sign Was Taken Out Back And Never Seen Again edition.
Probably got sent out to a nice farm in the country, where it could play with all the other hideously misspelled and ungrammatical Democratic props: TWO LL’S WITH #FILIBUSTERS-Staffer removes placard w word “filibuster” misspelled moments before Sen. Reid presser. pic.twitter.com/EQkU0QrlKw — Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) November 21, 2013
Senate Republicans Can Retaliate. Will They?
Who can blame Harry Reid for pulling the nuclear option, eliminating the filibuster on judicial nominees? He has punched Senate Republicans in the face all year and they have failed to respond. In fact, Senate Republicans have turned around and fought their fellow Republicans in the House, jamming them with bad legislation which they helped Harry Reid pass out of the Senate. Throughout the past | Read More »
Senate Democrats have done what Harry Reid said would be the end of the Senate
Under the leadership of Harry Reid, and with the blessing of President Obama, Senate Democrats actually nuked the filibuster.
According to Chris Cillizza, Sean Sullivan, the issue that Reid saw as important enough to do something he said would change the U.S. Senate forever is the confirmation of three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit:
This time around, Democrats have pushed three nominees to the crucial D.C. circuit court, which handles most of the critical cases on interpreting federal law. The Rs say the court — which tilts toward GOP-appointed judges at the moment — doesn’t need any more judges. And McCain’s gang of GOP senators agreed, blocking all 3 of Obama’s nominees.
Some see these nominees as an effort to pack the court after a series of decisions Obama did not like.
The issue was similar last July when Reid and company convinced the Republicans to capitulate on President Obama’s terrible nominees to the National Labor Relations Board. In tricking the Republicans into approving numerous nominees the Democrats promised they were “not touching judges.”Read More »
Poor Performers: Obama’s NLRB Employees Give Their Agency Leaders Barely Passing Grades
When it comes to workplace satisfaction, the employees within President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board don’t seem too thrilled with their leaders at the agency.
Every year, the National Labor Relations Board surveys its employees regarding their views on their work at the agency.Read More »