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    Wegmans abandons part-time workers to #obamacare exchanges.

    This is, by the way, happening now. Not next year. Not October. Now. Et tu, Wegmans? The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit. I expect that this will probably be reversed pretty quickly, assuming that it hasn’t been already. But, still, you’re going to love THIS spin: However, part-time employees | Read More »

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    House to split off food stamps from farm bill.

    “Elections have consequences.” That phrase isn’t always a knell of doom, by the way: House Republican leaders have decided to drop food stamps from the farm bill and are whipping the farm-only portion of the bill for a vote that will likely come this week, according to a GOP leadership aide. The nutrition portion of the bill would be dealt with later. The Rules Committee | Read More »

    Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em: #Obamacare gives smokers an exchange indulgence.

    Well. At least the Obama administration is showing some creativity, somewhere. It’s a dang shame that it has to be in the field of How To Not Implement The Damfool Ideas That We Shoved Down The Collective Throat Of America. Ladies and gentlemen, the latest Obamacare never-mind*: Some smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law may get a | Read More »

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    You thought that the Weiner-Spitzer thing couldn’t get any funnier, didn’t you?

    I mean, how could it? Anthony Weiner is running for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner thus has a very good chance of becoming the next NYC Mayor. Eliot Spitzer heard this and said Hey, maybe I can get in on this action. Eliot Spitzer is thus running for office in NYC. Eliot | Read More »

    How you will know when #obamacare is doomed.

    Semantically speaking, this interview with AMA President Dr. Arvis Hovenon  the AMA’s future relationship with Obamacare is pretty much a null value exercise – here’s a sample, so that you understand what I mean: Sarah Kliff: To follow up on the point of providing information to your patients, has the White House approached the AMA or approached you about any sort of partnership between doctors | Read More »

    I am of two minds about this John Kerry Nantucket story.

    It’s a puzzler: John F. Kerry’s credibility took on more water on the second day of his Nantucket vacation flap, as the State Department backed off its initial denial the embattled secretary of state was yachting during the Egyptian military coup — and President Obama tweeted a photo of himself kayaking in a hat, sunglasses and polo shirt. The Herald reported yesterday that Kerry spent | Read More »

    Gallup: most parents don’t want their kids in politics.

    I understand this sentiment. PRINCETON, NJ — By a 2-to-1 margin, 64% to 31%, Americans would not like their child to go into politics as a career. The results are the same whether the question is asked about a “child,” a “son,” or a “daughter.” There has been little change in the percentage of Americans who would favor a political career for their son or | Read More »

    Pro-abortion parenting #FAIL. #sb5

    You want to know the difference between pro-choice, and pro-abortion? Here you go: “If I Wanted the Government in My Womb, I Would F*** a Senator!” My pro-choice friends with kids would sooner rip off their own ears than give one of their kids that sign to hold. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: DO NOT MAKE SIGNS FEATURING VULGAR LANGUAGE AND GIVE THEM TO YOUR PREPUBESCENT | Read More »

    Behold the majesty and power of Alison Grimes’ campaign website!

    Yeah, this woman was not prepared to run. (That would be Alison Grimes, running for US Senate – Kentucky, and as a Democrat.)   Yeah, that’s the entire site, as of noon, 07/02/2013. And before you tell me That can’t be her real campaign site let me just note: if Alison Grimes does have a website then it’s less visible than this one. The woman | Read More »

    Ed Snowden continues to betray America.

    Ed Snowden continues to betray America.

    I went off on this on Twitter last night, and I am no less disgusted today: Ed Snowden does not, in fact, care for the United States of America. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the NSA had bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks where it was able to read documents and emails. United Nations offices were | Read More »

    Hi, Rhode Island! Enjoy your 10% #Obamacare hikes!

    If you’re lucky. Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller has approved 2014 health insurance rates that he called “significantly lower” than those requested — but that still involve increases in premiums. [snip] For the majority of Rhode Islanders who get health insurance from large employers, rates will go up, on average, 9.5 percent to 12 percent.

    Wind power kills birds. Birds that Greenies are supposedly FOND of.

    Look, the news that the extinct-for-the-area white-throated needletail bird had been spotted in Scotland – only to be promptly sucked into a wind turbine, accompanied by the screams of horrified amateur ornithologists – should not be surprising. Wind farms are Giant Scythes Of Swinging Doom, when it comes to birds. The American Bird Conservancy rather desperately wants to support wind power, which is why they’re | Read More »

    Hobby Lobby will not be fined for pursuing liberty of conscience contraception case.

    Good news for the craft store chain: In a health care decision giving hope to opponents of the federal birth-control coverage mandate, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the requirement. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver decided the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts | Read More »

    Why the Democrats are about to HAMMER young people on student loan rates.

    You’d think that the Democrats would be capable of basic constituency services. But apparently not: Senate Democrats battled among themselves over student loans Thursday, holding dueling news conferences about the right way to prevent interest rates from doubling in four days. It was an unusual situation for the party with an issue on which it has typically been united. And the split all but guaranteed | Read More »

    IRS Agents keep taking the Fifth.

    Not to distract from the Supreme Court wars, but there’s an ostensibly nonpartisan situation going on over at House Oversight: A second IRS employee summoned to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee invoked the Fifth Amendment on Wednesday and refused to answer questions — a flashback to Lois Lerner, who did the same during a hearing on the agency’s scandal last month. Gregory Roseman, | Read More »