Biden Speaks

One again Joe has done it again. They let him out in public and he babbled Liberal secrets again.

The Law (IBD): In an invitation to voter fraud, Vice President Joe Biden declared illegal aliens in the U.S. actual “citizens.” There’s no doubt that’s an election-year crowd pleaser. But has there ever been a more lawless presidency?

Pandering never reached such heights as when the man sworn to uphold U.S. law as its second in command declared to the U.S.-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Thursday that that those who have broken the law to live and take jobs here are “already American citizens.”

“These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans in my view,” Biden said.

11 Million new Democrats to vote for them and to create a Socialist Dictatorship. That’s very American, Joe! 🙂

Well, no. They are in fact, NOT waiting — the U.S. welfare magnet and its immigrant networks are drawing millions of the Third World’s most indigent to the U.S., a safety valve for lawless governments such as Mexico’s to dump their least-educated on the gullible gringos to educate, feed and jail as a matter of state policy.

If that sounds strong, bear in mind that Mexican consulates from Brownsville to Los Angeles are being used to sell ObamaCare and all its subsidies to Mexican nationals with the collusion of ObamaCare organizers, despite the law’s explicit claim that illegals are ineligible.

And that brings us back to Biden, a man who, as second to the chief executive, is charged with upholding U.S. law.

In what American Thinker editor Thomas Lifson called a “chilling” undertone, Biden’s unilateral declaration that illegals are Americans amounts to an open invitation to voter fraud just as elections beckon.

Just as the law says illegals can’t get ObamaCare subsidies, and yet they do, so the declaration of citizenship for non-citizens renders U.S. law meaningless.

And that brings up what Biden’s real motive was in his nullification of U.S. law: a naked bid for the Latino vote in a tough election year for Democrats, and more to the point, his own presidential ambitions in 2016.

Biden’s unilateral declaration of citizenship was a call for Latino votes regardless of citizenship status.

In arguing his case, Biden showed no recognition of a difference between legal and illegal immigrants, conflating engineering graduate students who are almost always in the U.S. legally but are shut out of green cards by the Obama administration’s own quotas, and the benefit-seeking low-skilled workers who mostly are flowing upward from Latin America.

They are responsible for driving down the wages of low-skilled U.S. workers. Last June, the Congressional Budget Office reported that an amnesty as stipulated by the “Gang of Eight” bill passed by Biden’s own Senate would not only “dampen” demand for jobs but result in “slightly pushing down the average wage for labor force as a whole, other things being equal.”

That “slightly,” of course, is an average. In reality, poor African American workers will be hit hardest.

But no matter to Biden. He doesn’t even seem to know which country he leads. “The president’s basically put me in charge of this hemisphere,” he told the Chamber.

Seems the only thing truly foreign to him is rule of law. (IBD)

Freedom At Stake

Derek Hunter:

The world is on the verge of coming to an end. No, not because of Russia’s aggression or Jihadists getting a nuclear weapon, but because the Supreme Court could rule that owners of companies cannot be ordered to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Yes, society has sunk this low.

The Supreme Court is not expected to rule until June in the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, so you’ve got some time to stock up on canned goods and toilet paper before the reckoning. But, if the Constitution means anything, that reckoning will come to pass.

At stake is whether individuals lose their religious liberty simply because they start a business. The owners of the craft store chain Hobby Lobby have a deeply held religious belief that certain forms of contraception cause an abortion, something they, as Christians, vehemently oppose. As such, they object to paying for health insurance that provides those forms of contraception on the grounds of their religious freedom. You know, that “Congress shall make no law” part of the First Amendment.

The Obama administration has a different idea on this. It acts as if the First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law…unless the president acquires a magic pen and a phone that allows him to bypass Congress…”

The central question of the Hobby Lobby case is whether people lose their religious liberty once they open a business. Hobby Lobby is a privately owned company, not a publicly traded one. As such, it is an extension of its owners – not millions of stockholders with diverse views. It is owned by one family, and that family is unified in its beliefs.

But deeply held religious beliefs are an impediment to the progressive agenda; therefore they must be trampled. There is no God but government.

Sandra Fluke, the patron saint of mooching in the progressive church of victimization, took to the pages of the Washington Post to expose how little value and learning there is in a Georgetown law degree.

First, she’s listed as a “social justice attorney who testified before Congress in 2012.” But Fluke never testified before Congress. There was a hearing in the House to talk about the religious liberty aspect of the contraception mandate, and Democrats were afforded one witness on the topic. They submitted the name of an expert on religious liberty but attempted on the day of the hearing to swap out that expert, who was on topic, for Fluke. Republicans rejected the change, as is their right, because she was a student, not an expert.

The Democrats then boycotted the hearing, went to an empty meeting room in the basement, threw a blanket over a folding table and held a staged photo-op disguised as a hearing. The media played along and reported it as if it were a hearing, but it was not.

Did you see any Republicans ask Fluke any questions? There’s a reason for that. It wasn’t a hearing. That the media considers it one shows just how far in the tank most reporters are for Democrats.

Undeterred by fact, Fluke writes that if a religious exemption were granted for the contraception mandate and – GASP – people were expected to pay for their own birth control, “We are at risk of giving any person or group with a religious qualm the legal ability to refuse to comply with numerous critical employment laws, not just those related to health insurance. Depending on the exact ruling, any for-profit corporation could cut off its employees’ insurance coverage for blood transfusions, vaccinations or HIV treatment…”

Recognize that argument? It’s the “slippery slope” argument progressives routinely attack conservatives for making on gay marriage. If a man can marry another man, what’s the logic for denying three men from being able to marry? Or one man and three women?

Those questions are dismissed by progressives as unrealistic, mostly because they can’t answer them. But when they do it usually comes down to “No one is calling for that to happen.” Well, no one is saying companies should be able to deny coverage for medically necessary and proven procedures such as transfusions or HIV treatment – chosen specifically to try to scare the hell out of gay people. But progressives aren’t know for letting facts get in the way of pushing their agenda. Maybe Hobby Lobby should’ve just said, “If you like your contraception, you can keep your contraception. Period.”

The fact is some religions oppose some or all forms of birth control, not because they hate women but because they believe that is what God commands. That may not be what you believe. It’s not what I believe. But I’d no sooner let you order me to violate what I believe than try to force you to violate what you believe. Progressives don’t have that “leave people alone” gene.

In the progressive world you aren’t an “employee,” you’re a “worker.” Moreover you’re a slave owned by a company, unable to leave and find a new job if that company does things that go against what you want or believe yourself. Or worse, you’re a serf who doesn’t have the wherewithal to obtain your own contraception if your employer or government doesn’t provide it for you.

For much of their base, they’re probably right. But for self-respecting adults with at least two brain cells, this push by the left is another step in the attempted infantilization of America. Putting aside the fact that if you can’t afford the nominal cost of contraception you probably should find a better use for your time than sex … if your sex life is dependent on your employer, or, worse, government providing you with contraception … well, we’re all screwed.

Progressives’ claims of authority to impose their will hinges upon their desire to make religion something people do on Sundays, like shopping for shoes, not an all-encompassing way in which people live their lives. It’s a crutch, a prop, not real faith. After all, these are people who cheered and pretended to believe in Bill Clinton’s “faith resurgence” and church attendance after he was caught lying about Monica Lewinsky, so it’s been a prop for them for a long time.

For millions of others, on the other hand, religion is not a photo-op in times of low poll numbers, it’s a deeply help conviction that informs their every move. For progressives, that space should be filled only by government. Lack of belief in the individual and total trust in government is, if you will, their religion. And on this mandate, as with pretty much all of their intrusive, power-grabbing agenda, progressives are every bit as devout as any member of al Qaeda.

War on Doctors

In an address to the House on Wednesday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks read aloud a letter sent to him by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur. The letter holds nothing back while detailing the excessive costs and regulations that Dr. Gill calls Obamacare’s “war against doctors.”

Here is the full text of the letter, courtesy of Rep. Brooks’ office:

Dear Congressman Brooks,

 

As a practicing family physician, I plead for help against what I can best characterize as Washington’s war against doctors.

 

The medical profession has never before remotely approached today’s stress, work hours, wasted costs, decreased efficiency, and declining ability to focus on patient care.

 

In our community alone, at least 6 doctors have left patient care for administrative positions, to start a concierge practice, or retire altogether.

 

Doctors are smothered by destructive regulations that add costs, raise our overhead and ‘gum up the works,’ making patient treatment slower and less efficient, thus forcing doctors to focus on things other than patient care and reduce the number of patients we can help each day.

 

I spend more time at work than at any time in my 27 years of practice and more of that time is spent on administrative tasks and entering useless data into a computer rather than helping sick patients.

 

Doctors have been forced by ill-informed bureaucrats to implement electronic medical records (“EMR”) that, in our four doctor practice, costs well over $100,000 plus continuing yearly operational costs . . . all of which does not help take care of one patient while driving up the cost of every patient’s health care.

 

Washington’s electronic medical records requirement makes our medical practice much slower and less efficient, forcing our doctors to treat fewer patients per day than we did before the EMR mandate.

 

To make matters worse, Washington forces doctors to demonstrate ‘meaningful use’ of EMR or risk not being fully paid for the help we give.

 

In addition to the electronic medical records burden, we face a mandate to use the ICD-10 coding system, a new set of reimbursement diagnosis codes.

 

The current ICD-9 coding system uses roughly 13,000 codes. The new ICD-10 coding system uses a staggering 70,000 new and completely different codes, thus dramatically slowing doctors down due to the unnecessary complexity and sheer numbers of codes that must be learned.

 

The cost of this new ICD-10 coding system for our small practice is roughly $80,000, again driving up health care costs without one iota of improvement in health care quality.

 

Finally, doctors face nonpayment by patients with ObamaCare. These patients may or may not be paying their premiums and we have no way of verifying this. No business can operate with that much uncertainty.

 

On behalf of the medical profession, I ask that Washington stop the implementation of the ICD-10 coding system, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and replace it with a better law written with the input of real doctors who will actually treat patients covered by it.

 

America has enjoyed the best health care the world has ever known. That health care is in jeopardy because physicians cannot survive Washington’s ‘war on doctors’ without relief.

 

Eventually the problems for doctors will become problems for patients, and we are all patients at some point.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur, Alabama

Brooks warned of the serious – and, in some cases, life-threatening – consequences of ignoring Dr. Gill’s warning. Let’s hope that America will listen.

This is What It Looks Like When the State Just Doesn’t Care About Your Rights Anymore

Well, Liberal know what’s best for you better than you do, in their minds. And this was about helping the uninsured get insurance, in their minds, so since they only had the intentions of angels of mercy the fact that they are devils incarnate will never occur to them and since they have been waiting almost 100 years for this they will never give up their toys. And they sure as hell will never understand the damage they have caused or will cause because their intention were good.

It’s someone elses fault for screwing up their angelic vision. Or your lack of cow towing 100% to their will, resistance is hurting YOU.

That’s the kind of denial you’re going to get.

Deal with it.

When asked if there were any parts of Obamacare that would “absolutely” not be delayed in the future, Sebelius responded: ”I don’t have any idea how to answer that question.”

It’s complicated…. 🙂

“This is a complicated law,” Sebelius told Breitbart News. ”It’s in place right now and we anticipate full implementation.”

The governor (a Republican) told a reporter that he had no plans to meet with Sebelius when she came through Nashville on Thursday.

“She didn’t ask,” Haslam said. (CBS)

Not on her Agenda! 🙂


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Strange Bedfellows

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So how do tax rates in the red states stack up against tax rates in the blue states? Using the 2012 election results to measure that, we find the average state income tax rate in states (plus D.C.) that Obama won is 6. 4 percent, while the average rate in states Mitt Romney won is 4.9 percent. (WP)

Harry Reid, tinpot demagogue? Maybe, from moment to moment, this guy just … doesn’t realize what’s coming out of his mouth.

Hard to believe he could forget saying on the Senate floor that all ObamaCare horror stories — all of them — are a GOP/Koch brothers fairy tale designed to besmirch the stellar reputation of the Affordable Care Act.

‘Never to My Recollection’: Harry Reid Scoffs at Idea He Ever Called ObamaCare Horror Stories ‘Lies’

He said they were all “untrue” not liars.

The Kings right hand Doublespeaker strikes again. You have learned well, My Apprentice, said The Sith Lord Obama.

But now to the real prevarication:

Writing in today’s POLITICO Magazine, Democratic Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Mary Landrie, Mark Begich, Mark Warner, Angus King and Joe Manchin are outlining some of the ways they think Obamacare can be fixed. Notice how many of these Senators represent red states.

First, we want to give consumers as many choices as possible when it comes to selecting their health plans. By providing a new, lower cost, high deductible option called the Copper Plan (in addition to the existing Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze-level options in the marketplace) we will give consumers more control over their own coverage, spur competition and, most importantly, increase affordability.

Sound VERY REPUBLICAN!…Besides, wasn’t this monstrosity supposed to do that already?  Oh right, $2500 less a year…So the 4 levels of shit will be joined by their pristine cousin the Elephino Plan! (not quote a republican plan).

We also propose directing state insurance regulators to develop models for their states to sell health insurance across state lines. These multi-state models will help us discern the benefits and challenges of selling health insurance in this manner, and determine if it is a means to increasing choice and competition among plans—potentially driving down costs while maintaining quality and value.

HOW VERY REPUBLICAN OF THEM!!! This was in the EVIL RYAN PLAN! Democrats get out your earplugs, the Minstry of Truth will be around soon to cleanse your memory of this proposal!

And proposed by The Republicans during the debate but was completely ignored by the Democrats. So much so they maintain to this day that “the republicans have no ideas of their own” 🙂

Second, to ease the transition for employers, we want to expand the option for voluntary coverage for employers with fewer than 100 employees, about 98 percent of all businesses. This will enable small and mid-sized businesses to make their own choices for their businesses, and employees can shop for coverage on the individual marketplace.

So change the rules. Will your Emperor Approve?? The people will still lose. But hey, it sounds better. You only have to stick your face in the lions mouth not you whole head. Much better!

Finally, we simply want to make it easier for individuals and families to access quality health coverage by offering more than one way for individuals to enroll. We seek to provide a permanent path—in addition to HealthCare.gov—for consumers to seamlessly enroll directly through insurers, while improving access for the agents and brokers whom many families and small businesses trust and rely upon for help with these decisions.

Yeah, because the current way is so broken it’s hilarious so lets propose another broken way to screw this up with. Maybe we can super glue over the massive cracks…

Offering a “Copper high deductible” plan?

Kinda of like offering New Coke?

And I’m sure more high deductibles is exactly what will entice people. 🙂

All Obamacare plans already have high deductibles and the law has forced deductibles in the private insurance market to skyrocket. Making healthcare more affordable through government programs? Wasn’t that what Obamacare was supposed to do? Eliminating coverage mandates for businesses? All for it, but that would essentially mean a permanent repeal of the employer mandate, an essential part of holding Obamcare together. Adding another layer of government bureaucracy to insurance companies in order to expand enrollment options? Sounds like even more government involvement that will only lead to more nightmares. Allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines? Sounds great, but this is an idea Republicans have been proposing for years. (Townhall)

How very Paul Ryan of them…Maybe we should have a Health Care Summit to discuss some of these ideas…oh wait we did…and the same Democrat Party ignored them, mocked them…

” …You hadn’t exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.’ But the plans were on display…’ on display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.’ `That’s the display department.’ `With a torch.’ `Ah, well the lights had probably gone.’ `So had the stairs.’ `But look you found the notice didn’t you?’ `Yes,’ said Arthur, `yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying “Beware of The Leopard”.’ — Douglas Adams.

But when you’re politically desperate anything sounds good, even if it starts to sound an awful lot like the enemy’s plan.

Politics does make strange bedfellows. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

 

 

 

 

The Mauling

delayMr “red line in the sand” has done it again.

That deadline to sign up for ObamaCare or else the IRS Stasi was going to start visiting  you next year after you voted the Democrats back into power has slipped it’s ropes again.

Like a vicious dog that kept being tied up with butcher’s twine it has escaped again after it has mauled more people with policy cancellations and extreme premiums. I’m sure only to be captured, corralled, and given psychotherapy.

Think I’m kidding?

PHOENIX (AP) Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled Tuesday that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia.

The Feb. 20 attack left 4-year-old Kevin Vicente with a broken eye socket and jaw. An adult who was at the scene asked that the dog be euthanized.

Thousands of animal lovers took to social media to support Mickey, placing blame with the dog’s owners and child’s baby sitter. Supporters wore T-shirts to court that bore a paw print and said “Save Mickey.”

An animal advocate in court started to cry when hearing the dog would live.

Mind you Mickey will be sent to a doggy rehab facility (if the “trustees” can find one) but it will never leave because you can’t trust it to not maul again.

Just like Obamacare

The dog will remain in it’s county club prison for eternity. And we’ll be stuck in ObamaCare hell and sent to our eternity by government Death Panels and financial ruin.

After all the 4-Year old tried to take the bone away from the dog. Much like trying to get ObamaCare away from Democrats. They’ll snarl, growl, claw, and then attack and maul you.

Then blame you for it. It WAS your fault.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.”

So it your own dam fault. You’re just too stupid! and we all know you’re a bunch of Liars too! 🙂

I guess The “Beware of Dog” sign and the open gate was analogous to “You have to pass it before you can find out what’s in it.

Animal advocates hit back, saying both the dog and boy are victims and the baby sitter watching the child was negligent in letting him play near the animal. They also argued the owner was fostering aggression by keeping the dog chained up.

“We were not here to put a dog above Kevin,” Lee said. “We were just here to make sure justice was served.”

Social Justice anyone? 🙂

The mauled 4-year’s mother  (like insurance policyholders) I’m sure is very happy that the dog will live to maul again! That’s Justice.

The Mauled 4 year old will be scared for life, much like the Health Care system in this country.

But at least the ObamaCare Dog Lives!

“This is not Kevin versus Mickey,” attorney John Schill, one of three attorneys representing the dog, has said. “Having Mickey killed is not going to take away Kevin’s pain or injuries. The only thing this is going to do is kill a poor, innocent dog.”

The DOG has an Attorney! How’s he going to pay this schister, in Doggy Biscuits?? Maybe the Lawyer should take the “innocent” dog home to his kids, much Like Congress should be subject to ObamaCare. 🙂

Look how fast Congress got rid of that, and gave all it’s closest friends waivers and now keeps putting off the mandates they created because it might inflict too much pain on it’s victims and they may maul the Democrats in November.

We can’t have that now can we…:)

P.s wanna know how hard core the Dog’s Lawyer is?

It’s called the Lexus Project and in their “About us” tab is this quote:

First they came for the Jews and I did not
speak out – because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists and I did not
speak out – because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not
speak out – because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and by then there was
no one left to speak out for me.
(Martin Niemöller)

And it’s about a Dog. “because all dogs deserve a voice and a chance to live and be loved and cared for.”

Even if they maul you, you should just love them and they will love you back.

Until they maul you again, that is…

Just Like ObamaCare. 🙂

Consider it your “Shared Responsibility Payment”. 🙂

Or was that Vladimir Putin…or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…. It’s gets so confusing…. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

 

 

You Smelt it, You Dealt It!

Background -2009: California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley—farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the likes of the three-inch long delta smelt, one of America’s premier agricultural regions is suffering in a drought made worse by federal regulations.

I love smelt. Slathered in tartar sauce that is… 🙂

The state’s water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a “biological opinion” imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus, a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channelled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.

For this, Californians can thank the usual environmental suspects, er, lawyers. (And whacko enviromentalists that value a smelt over humans) Last year’s government ruling was the result of a 2006 lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and other outfits objecting to increased water pumping in the smelt vicinity. In June, things got even dustier when the National Marine Fisheries Service concluded that local salmon and steelhead also needed to be defended from the valley’s water pumps. Those additional restrictions will begin to effect pumping operations next year.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he “doesn’t have the authority to turn on the pumps” that would supply the delta with water, or “otherwise, they would be on.” He did, however, have the ability to request intervention from the Department of Interior. Under a provision added to the Endangered Species Act in 1978 after the snail darter fiasco, a panel of seven cabinet officials known as a “God Squad” is able to intercede in economic emergencies, such as the one now parching California farmers. Despite a petition with more than 12,000 signers, Mr. Schwarzenegger has refused that remedy.

Perspective: California’s San Joaquin Valley is the salad bowl of the world, providing the majority of fruits and vegetables for the entire nation. But, with another man-made drought looming, the San Joaquin Valley is in danger of becoming a dust bowl unless immediate action is taken to change policies that put the needs of fish above the livelihood of people.  (Natural Resources Committee-US Congress)

http://naturalresources.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5921

JUMP TO 2014:

A California appeals court sided with environmentalists over growers on Thursday and upheld federal guidelines that limit water diversions to protect Delta smelt, in a battle over how the state will cope with its worst drought in a century.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court should not have overturned recommendations that the state reduce exports of water from north to south California. The plan leaves more water in the Sacramento Delta for the finger-sized fish and have been blamed for exacerbating the effects of drought for humans.

Reaction from both sides was swift in the national political issue. In a blog post, Damien Schiff, an attorney for growers, said the ruling “bodes ill for farmers, farm laborers and millions of other Californians dependent on a reliable water supply.”

Efforts to save the Delta smelt, which lives only in the wetlands stretching north of San Francisco, have been described as a humans versus fish battle.

Kate Poole, a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said growers’ hopes of taking more water out of the Delta wouldn’t solve California’s problems.

“It’s the drought, not the Delta, that’s affecting the water supply this year,” Poole said in a statement. “While we can’t make it rain, we can take charge of our water use by investing in smart water practices that protect and preserve our water supply.”

At issue is a 2008 report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which concluded that the fish’s existence was threatened and recommended limited exports of water to farmers and southern California. Farmers and allies sued, and a lower court called the federal biological opinion “arbitrary and capricious.”

However, in the opinion on Thursday, 9th Circuit Judge Jay Bybee ruled that the lower court should have been more deferential to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bybee, an appointee of President George W. Bush, is considered a consistent conservative voice on the 9th Circuit.

“We recognize the enormous practical implications of this decision,” Bybee wrote. “But the consequences were prescribed when Congress determined that ‘these species of fish, wildlife, and plants are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people.'”

The Untouchable fish! The Sacred and Holy Anointed By Government. Thou shalt not touch thy holy fish! Even Human harm is not enough to stop the veneration of The Holy Fish!

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, which represented wildlife regulators, said it was pleased with the ruling.

Paul Weiland, an attorney who represented Kern County Water Agency and a coalition of Central Valley water users in the case, said he hopes the ruling will clear the way for all sides to come together and make progress on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

The plan seeks to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystems and secure California water supplies into the future. A draft of the plan is currently open for public comment.

“While these cases are pending it is difficult for the parties to make concessions,” he said. “To the extent that this hits the reset button, it works to everyone’s advantage in the sense that the parties don’t have to be sticking to their litigation positions anymore.”

We Won! F*ck you! Get over it!  It’s the Law! Sound Familiar…. 🙂

That progress could be delayed if one or more of the parties in the case ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case or ask for a Supreme Court review, Weiland said.

Thursday’s ruling could also pave the way for a ruling in a pending case involving the water needs of wild salmon and steelhead trout in the state, which involves many of the same players. A February hearing on that case was postponed until after the Delta smelt decision was handed down.

The Delta smelt case in the 9th Circuit is San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority et al. vs. Sally Jewell et al., 11-15871.

The raucous crowd of farmers, farmworkers and supporters chanted “wa-ter, wa-ter, wa-ter” as participants raised signs saying things such as “Turn on the pumps, chumps!”, “Environmentalists are against migrant workers.” and “U.S. Senate: Don’t leave us high and dry!” (Hanford)

Gee, I wonder if that makes environmentalists racists? 🙂

An environmental group is calling on the federal government to provide drought relief to Delta and northern California farmers and business owners, and not just those on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore The Delta, says Delta farmers are on the verge of losing farms, and salmon and other fisheries are suffering too. (PNS)

But don’t blame the smelt because I’m an environmentalist and I only blame humans. Oh, and the Mama Government and Big Brother need to fix this.

Missing the point that the Government isn’t the solution to the problem, Government IS THE PROBLEM! 🙂

“If California had its priorities straight, we’d be building water storage instead of a train that may never come,” <CA Rep. Jeff >Denham said in a reference to high-speed rail that drew huge applause from the packed audience.

But Jeff, the Agenda is The Agenda. And you need a High Speed rail from Nowhere to somewhere more than farmers need water to grow food!

Larry Starrh, a farmer from Kern County, wondered whether Tuesday’s hearing would lead to the same dead end. “Southern California doesn’t believe their water’s at risk,” he said.

So why would they care. 🙂

“We hope to get the attention of the Congress and get some action,” said Fresno farmer Phil Pierre. “There’s got to be some common sense brought to this.” (Hanford)

Good Luck with that. Common Sense and The Left are Holy Water meets Vampire!

see also: https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/of-fish-and-foul/

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

“The Delta will be at zero outflow, which means we will begin to have salt water intrusion into the Delta,” she explains. “We have farmers and marinas that will be experiencing loss of fresh water that they need for their services and water levels.” – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-20/water/group-asks-feds-wheres-drought-aid-for-delta-farmers/a38276-1#sthash.nxgcM86O.dpuf
An environmental group is calling on the federal government to provide drought relief to Delta and northern California farmers and business owners, and not just those on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore The Delta, says Delta farmers are on the verge of losing farms, and salmon and other fisheries are suffering too. – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-20/water/group-asks-feds-wheres-drought-aid-for-delta-farmers/a38276-1#sthash.nxgcM86O.dpuf

An environmental group is calling on the federal government to provide drought relief to Delta and northern California farmers and business owners, and not just those on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore The Delta, says Delta farmers are on the verge of losing farms, and salmon and other fisheries are suffering too. – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-20/water/group-asks-feds-wheres-drought-aid-for-delta-farmers/a38276-1#sthash.nxgcM86O.dpuf

An environmental group is calling on the federal government to provide drought relief to Delta and northern California farmers and business owners, and not just those on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore The Delta, says Delta farmers are on the verge of losing farms, and salmon and other fisheries are suffering too. – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-20/water/group-asks-feds-wheres-drought-aid-for-delta-farmers/a38276-1#sthash.nxgcM86O.dpuf

Drunk Driving

Jeffrey Toobin, a writer for The New Yorker, denied that any constitutional protections for his profession even existed. “It won’t take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” he declared. “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”

Yeah, that whole Freedom of the Press thing is non-existent, they are just puppets for the Master to pull and have no brains of their own and no rights. 🙂

Robert Litt, the administration’s top lawyer for the national intelligence community, agreed with that statement. At the same conference, he likened reporting on national security leaks to drunk driving, arguing that we ban the practice despite the fact that there isn’t always a victim.

Yeah, banning it , making it against the law, putting people in jail, fining them has really stop them and of course, there are never any “victims”.

What an Orwellian clod.

“Not every drunk driver causes a fatal accident,” he explained, “but we ban drunk driving because it increases the risk of accidents. In the same way, we classify information because of the risk of harm, even if no harm actually can be shown in the end from any particular disclosure.”

Well, there sure was no harm in Benghazi! Or The NSA spying on you… None at all.

Don’t be a “victim”, unless you’re a liberal under attack for their own crap.

Then you’re just a racist. 🙂

Michelle Malkin: At the end of 2013, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had some nasty words for yours truly. Irked that I used my Twitter feed to criticize her Obamacare propaganda efforts, Wasserman Schultz snarked back at me:

“Thanks for spreading the word! You’ll be eating them next year. #GetCovered.”

Classy as always. And completely wrong-headed as usual. Less than three months into 2014, how’s dutiful Debbie and her Dear Leader’s pet government takeover program doing? The most recent retreat measures — call it the Obamacare Endangered 2014 Midterm Democrats’ Rescue Plan — include:

–Allowing insurers for two extra years to continue selling plans that otherwise would have been banned by Obamacare. Last fall, Americans across the country and from all parts of the political spectrum raised an uproar in the wake of millions of Obamacare-induced cancellation notices on their individual market health plans. President Obama trotted out a “keep your plan” Band-Aid effective through this year. Now, the “transitional period” will extend through October 2016 and cover policyholders until the following September, after Obama is safely out of office.

–Extending the open enrollment period for 2015 from November 2014 to February 2015, a month longer than originally scheduled. (It will no doubt be extended again as the midterm elections get closer.)

–Relaxing eligibility requirements for insurers to qualify for financial help under a three-year program intended to cushion insurers’ costs of complying with Obamacare mandates.

–Exempting labor unions, universities and other self-insured employers from paying a fee that creates the above-noted fund.

In addition, the White House last month allowed medium-sized employers an extra year to comply with the Obamacare mandate to offer insurance to all full-time workers and reduced the percentage of workers that large companies are required to cover. These latest regulatory walk-backs by administrative fiat all come on the heels of dozens of administrative delays and rollbacks.

While Democrats complain about Republican Obamacare repeal efforts, we may be nearing a special inflection point at which the White House will have reneged on more Obamacare regulations than it’s actually enforcing!

And all by Executive Fiat, mind you.

Nope, nothing to see here… 🙂

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

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Political Science

 

Climate alarmism has been a regular feature on Time Magazine covers since the 1970s.

Climate alarmism has been a regular feature on Time Magazine covers since the 1970s.

Junk Science: Climate change “deniers,” as global warm-mongers call those who think empirical evidence is more reliable than computer models, may soon count among their number a 50,000-strong body of physicists.

But I won’t hold my breath. After all, Global Warming is a religion to the alarmists and they have nothing but contempt for anyone who isn’t them. And also, as I have said, Global Warming is not about science, but politics.

At the risk of being accused of embracing what alarmists call the flat-earth view of climate change, the American Physical Society has appointed a balanced, six-person committee to review its stance on so-called climate change that includes three distinguished skeptics: Judith Curry, John Christy and Richard Lindzen. Their credentials are impressive.

Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and was a lead author of the 2001 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Curry is a professor and chairwoman of the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lindzen, an Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology at MIT from 1983 to 2013, is currently a distinguished senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute.

A question the American Physical Society panel will address is one we ask repeatedly: Why wasn’t the current global temperature stasis, with no discernible change in the past 15 years, not predicted by any of the climate models used by the IPCC, part of the United Nations?

The APS announcement lists among its questions to be answered: “How long must the stasis persist before there would be a firm declaration of a problem with the models?”

In a nod to the likelihood that nature, not man, calls the shots, another APS audit question asks the panel: “What do you see as the likelihood of solar influences beyond TSI (total solar irradiance)? Is it coincidence that the stasis has occurred during the weakest solar cycle (i.e., sunspot activity) in about a century?”

The other three American Physical Society members, reports Quadrant Online, maintain that climate change is real, disaster is imminent and man is at fault. They are long-time IPCC stalwart Ben Santer (who in 1996 drafted, in suspicious circumstances, the original IPCC mantra about a “discernible” influence of man-made CO2 on climate), IPCC lead author and modeler William Collins, and atmospheric physicist Isaac Held.

So the best we can hope for is a tie. The Religionists are certainly not going to abandon their Faith.

The APS, to its credit, is addressing the chasm between computer models that cannot even predict the past and actual observations suggesting that warming is on hold and largely influenced by natural factors.

Computer models are simply not adequate to address the infinite number of variables, natural and man-made, that contribute to climate, often leading to wild-eyed predictions.

One such prediction noted that summer in the North Pole could be “ice-free by 2013.” That was what former Vice President Al Gore insisted in his 2007 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, a call that was off by about 920,000 square miles of ice.

In an article on the website Hockey Schtick, APS panelist Christy says he analyzed the “tropical atmospheric temperature change in 102 of the latest climate-model simulations covering the past 35 years” and found that “102 model runs overshot the actual temperature change on average by a factor of three.”

Panelist Curry thinks computer models place too much emphasis on current CO2 levels and not enough on long-term cycles in ocean temperature that have a huge influence on climate. She suspects we may be approaching a period similar to 1965-1975, when there was a clear cooling trend.

Climate is affected by an infinite number of variables, the relative importance — and complexity of their interactions — of which aren’t fully understood.

Put too much weight on one and not enough on the other, and you have the computer phenomenon known as GIGO — garbage in, garbage out.

The American Physical Society hopes to take out the garbage. If it succeeds, climate alarmism and its mythical consensus, not the ice caps, will melt away. (IBD)
But again, the Religionists aren’t suddenly going to pay attention to science and go “oh we were wrong” (like a good scientist would). Not going to happen. But maybe the reports will bolster the science aspect so it has a weapon against the political.

Arguing actual science against political science.

Liberals don’t want to face the truth that sometimes you can’t talk it out, or make a deal. They don’t want to face the fact that they must sometimes put away childish things – like the ridiculous climate change scam they push to enhance their own power – and deal with the world not as they wish it to be but as it is. (Kurt Schlister)

🙂

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

 

Rotten Core II

John Stossel: Most Americans don’t even know what that is. But they should. It’s the government’s plan to try to bring “the same standard” to every government-run school.

This may sound good. Often, states dumb down tests to try to “leave no child behind.” How can government evaluate teachers and reward successful schools if there isn’t a single national standard?

But when the federal government imposes a single teaching plan on 15,000 school districts across the country, that’s even more central planning, and central planning rarely works. It brings stagnation.

Common Core de-emphasizes correct answers by awarding kids points for reasoning, even when they don’t quite get there.

Promoters of Common Core say, “Don’t worry, Common Core is voluntary.” This is technically true, but states that reject it lose big federal money. That’s Big Government’s version of “voluntary.”

Like the IRS and Taxes are “voluntary”.

Townhall: The math standards are based on an unproven theory called constructivism, which means the kids are not drilled on basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction and multiplication), but instead are taught to “construct” their own way of figuring out the answers.

English literature selections are not read for the joy of reading and learning, but so they can be analyzed and critiqued by students using left-wing norms. That’s called “new criticism literary analysis,” another unproved theory of education.

Common Core replaces traditional local control of education with a privately copyrighted document that must be used as written and not altered in any way. (townhall)

Test example: http://roundtheinkwell.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/the-math-test.pdf

The governments way or the highway. Always a good idea. 🙂

Michelle Malkin: They’re everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV, The Family Channel or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket. Who’s funding these public relations pushes? D.C. lobbyists, entrenched politicians and Big Business interests.

The foundational myth of Common Core is that it’s a “state-led” initiative with grassroots support that was crafted by local educators for the good of all of our children. But the cash and power behind the new ad campaign tell you all you need to know. For parents in the know, this will be a refresher course. But repeated lies must be countered with redoubled truths.

The Bipartisan Policy Center is one of the leading Common Core ad sponsors. It’s a self-described nonprofit “think tank” founded by a pantheon of Beltway barnacles: former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell.

“Lobbying tank” would be more accurate. The BPC’s “senior fellows” include K Street influence peddlers such as liberal Republican Robert Bennett, the big-spending Utah senator-turned-lobbyist booted from office by tea party conservatives; former Democratic Agriculture Secretary and House member-turned-lobbyist Dan Glickman; and liberal Democrat Byron Dorgan, the former North Dakota senator who crusaded as an anti-D.C. lobbying populist before retiring from office to work as, you guessed it, a D.C. lobbyist.

Jeb Bush’s “Foundation for Excellence in Education” is also saturating the airwaves with ads trying to salvage Common Core in the face of truly bipartisan, truly grassroots opposition in his own home state of Florida. As I’ve reported previously, the former GOP governor’s foundation is tied at the hip to the federally funded testing consortium called PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), which pulled in $186 million through the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program to develop Common Core tests.

One of the Bush foundation’s top corporate sponsors is Pearson, the multibillion-dollar educational publishing and testing conglomerate. Pearson snagged $23 million in contracts to design the first wave of PARCC test items and $1 billion for overpriced, insecure Common Core iPads purchased by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and is leading the $13.4 billion edutech cash-in catalyzed by Common Core’s technology mandates.

In December, you should know, the state of New York determined that Pearson’s nonprofit foundation had abused the law by siphoning charitable assets to benefit its for-profit arm in order to curry favor with the Common Core-peddling Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Pearson paid a $7.7 million settlement after the attorney general concluded that the company’s charitable arm was marketing Common Core course material it believed could be sold by the for-profit side for “tens of millions of dollars.” After being smoked out, the Pearson Foundation sold the courses to its corporate sibling for $15.1 million.

Then there’s the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has joined the Clintonite-stocked Center for American Progress to promote Common Core and has earmarked more than $52 million on D.C. lobbying efforts.

Two D.C. trade associations, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, continue to rubber-stamp Common Core propaganda. They are both recipients of tens of millions of dollars in Gates Foundation money. NGA employed Democratic education wonk Dane Linn to help shepherd through the standards; Linn now flacks for Common Core at the D.C.-based Business Roundtable lobbying shop, another leading sponsor of the ads now bombarding your TVs and radios.

Despite its misleading name, the NGA does not represent all of the nation’s governors, holds only nonbinding resolution votes, and serves primarily as an “unelected, unrepresentative networking forum,” as Heartland Institute scholar Joy Pullmann put it, with funding from both taxpayers and private corporations. NGA’s Common Core standards writing meetings were convened in secret and are protected by confidentiality agreements.

Direct public input was nil. Of the 25 people in the NGA and CCSSO’s two Common Core standards-writing “working groups,” EdWeek blogger Anthony Cody reported in 2009, six were associated with the test-makers from the College Board, five were with fellow test-publishers ACT, and four were with Achieve Inc. Several had zero experience in standards writing.

Achieve Inc., you may recall from my previous work, is a Washington, D.C., nonprofit stocked with education lobbyists who’ve been working on federal standards schemes since the Clinton years. In fact, Achieve’s president, Michael Cohen, is a veteran Clinton-era educrat who also used to direct education policy for the NGA. In addition to staffing the standards writing committee and acting as lead Common Core coordinating mouthpiece, Achieve Inc. is the “project management partner” of the Common Core-aligned, tax-subsidized PARCC testing conglomerate.

Who’s behind Achieve? Reminder: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has dumped $37 million into the group since 1999 to promote Common Core. According to a new analysis by former Georgia State University professor Jack Hassard, the Gates Foundation has now doled out an estimated total of $2.3 billion on Common Core-related grants to thousands of recipients in addition to NGA, CCSSO, the Foundation for Excellence in Education and Achieve.

As they prop up astroturfed front groups and agitprop, D.C.’s Common Core p.r. blitzers scoff at their critics as “black helicopter” theorists. Don’t read their lips. Just follow the money. This bipartisan power grab is Washington-led and Washington-fed. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s elementary: All Common Core roads lead to K Street.

 

Cozy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall talked to former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the trouble reporters have to deal with while covering politicians and the government, as well as the current state of investigative reporting.

Responding to comments regarding a Phoenix television reporter yesterday who initially claimed that the White House pre-screens questions from reporters, Attkisson said, “I wouldn’t surprised if sometimes there is that level of cooperation with some questions. If I need something answered from the White House and they won’t tell me, I’ll call our White House Correspondent. They’re friendlier with the White House Correspondents in general. So the White House Correspondent may ask Jay Carney or one of his folks about an issue and they will be told ‘ask that at the briefing and we’ll answer it.’ They want to answer it in front of everybody. They do know it’s coming and they’ll call on you. There’s that kind of coordination sometimes. I wouldn’t be shocked if there’s sometimes more coordination. I don’t think it’s everybody on every briefing, every day. I’m pretty sure it’s not. But I think people would be surprised at the level of cooperation reporters have in general with politicians.”

Listen to full podcast here…

She also said it is more and more difficult for investigative reporters to get their stories published or on the air because of the trouble it may cause.

“Nobody was interested in the stories. It didn’t seem to matter what the topic was. There’s sort of a problem all over, I talk to my colleagues in different mediums. There’s just a lot of pressure. Investigative reporting gets a lot of backlash. They don’t quite know how to deal with it. Why not just put on stories that don’t draw that kind of response?”

Attkisson also confirmed she’s working on a book about how stories are reported in the media.

“I’ve been wanting to write about the unseen influences on the media by coordinated, paid factions, whether they’re from political, corporate or other special interests, the tactics they use to manipulate the images we see, not just in the news but on Facebook, Wikipedia, or fake Twitter accounts. It’s become a way of life and I don’t think the public is aware of how much nearly everything you see today may be influenced, in some fashion, by a paid interest that wants you to think something,” Attkisson said. (CBS)

During her time at CBS, Attkisson broke significant aspects of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal and about the Benghazi terror attacks. She is keeping up her investigative reporting on her website, SharylAttkisson.com.

And now we have a Pro-ObamaCare Bumper Sticker!  oooh…Now you’ll know who to laugh at in public!

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Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Tolerance

Bias: How much abuse will the mainstream media take before they stand up for themselves? When the abuse comes from the Obama administration, their tolerance appears to be unlimited.

He can spoon feed them anything and they’ll lap it up, cover it up, or beat the opposition with a nuke if need be.

They are The Ministry of Truth and the Ministries only function is to control the information that makes Big Brother look bad. It’s not their to be “journalists”.

This week, for example, two things happened that should have sent reporters into a frenzy of outrage. First, there were reports that the Obama administration has effectively crippled the Freedom of Information Act, despite Obama’s promise of unequaled transparency.

Nearly half the federal agencies got an F grade for FOIA compliance, according to a Center for Effective Government report. And Cause of Action discovered that the administration had created a new FOIA exemption, letting the White House bottle up requests that involve White House “equities.” Given the media’s reliance on FOIA to expose wrongdoing and hold government accountable, such findings should be headline news.

Next, we learned that Michelle Obama has banned the press from her taxpayer-paid China visit. Instead, the White House website will provide a “daily travel blog,” a podcast series, and posts on Twitter and Instagram.

The media response to each abuse? Zzzzzzz.

All very “investigative” and “probing” I’m sure.  Not fluffy propaganda.

Press: Good Doggie, roll over, play dead. Let me feed you a doggie treat and rub your belly…

“The nature of her visit is really quite different,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters ahead of the trip. “What the first lady really brings is the power of her own story, the power of American values.”

The White House also announced that Mrs. Obama wouldn’t field any questions from journalists she encountered in Beijing, which rankled some members of the press and the private sector, given her trip — complete with an entourage of about 70 — was still being paid for with tax dollars. (WT)

The press also showed indifference when the U.S. ranking for press freedom fell to 46th place. Ditto the disturbing news that the Federal Communications Commission planned to investigate whether newsrooms were meeting their communities’ “critical information needs.” The press didn’t even break this story. Republican-appointed FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai exposed it in an op-ed.

And when the Associated Press found that the Justice Department had vacuumed up two months of phone records on its journalists, AP’s CEO called it a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into press freedom.

No one outside of AP seemed to care very much.

Worse, when reporters complain — or dare to write negative stories about this administration — their colleagues turn on them.

The Ministry doesn’t like it when you go off script.

The legendary Bob Woodward discovered this after saying unflattering things about Obama.

The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik neatly summed up the situation in a recent column.

“I have been comparing Obama to Nixon in his disdain for the First Amendment and a free press since 2009,” he wrote, “and mainly all I got was attacked — often from long-time colleagues in the media who couldn’t believe the object of their political affection could have such contempt for them.”

The press does deserve contempt — but it should come from the public for dereliction of duty. (IBD)

But they are too busy watching Dancing with the Stars to care.

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

 

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Fraud Rant

Ah, Liberal “voter suppression” wins. 🙂

Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in a decision that could encourage other Republican-led states to consider similar policies.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kan., ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to immediately modify a national voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about their states’ proof-of-citizenship requirements.

Both require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport or other documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship to election officials. The federal registration form requires only that prospective voters sign a statement declaring they are citizens.

Well, that judge went 0ff the “racist” reservation so he’ll need to be put down. 🙂

league President Elisabeth MacNamara said: “Our first impression is that it’s a harsh decision and it’s a decision that will harm voters.”

Illegal voters that is… 🙂

But I’m sure they shop for an Liberal Appeals Court to overturn it. Can’t have the Agenda stopped you know. After all, you’re just a “racist” if you go off the Agenda.

After all, the New York Times goes to great lengths to point out that the judge who ruled against “minorities” and “the poor” was appointed by George W. Bush and that the plaintiffs in the case were Republicans.

Boo-Hiss!! 🙂

In an interview, the Arizona attorney general, Tom Horne, also a Republican, said, “This decision is an important victory against the Obama administration because it ensures that only U.S. citizens, and not illegals, vote in Arizona elections.”

The secretary of state of Kansas, Kris W. Kobach, a Republican and one of the most forceful advocates nationally against illegal immigration, called the ruling “a win for states’ rights.” He added, “We have now paved the way for all 50 states to protect their voter rolls and ensure that only U.S. citizens can vote.”

There has been little evidence of in-person voter fraud or efforts by noncitizens to vote, but the poor and minorities are likely to be affected.

Studies have shown that the poor and minorities often lack passports and access to birth certificates needed to register under the laws in question. (NYT)

But they can afford that BIG SCREEN TV (and a passport  or birth certificate is hardly the ONLY thing needed but hey it’s a liberal sob story so don’t expect truth… 🙂

And a lady in Ohio (2013 story), “Yes, I voted twice,” Richardson told WCPO-TV. “I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted. I voted at the polls.”

“It wasn’t a big deal,” she said.

This is your typical narcissist response. Two nights ago on “Mystery Diners” a waitress was annoyed she was fired for scamming her boss out of thousands of dollars in a coupon scam and called it a “victimless crime”. The owner of the restaurant who was losing money on these fake coupons disagreed.

Another voter admitted to double voting, but did not think it was an issue.

“The voter said yes she ‘voted early’ and then voted again, then she asked ‘what’s the problem?'” according to the report. (FOX)

What’s a little fraud when the Agenda is far more important. The end justifies the means, after all.

So what if Illegal Aliens vote, as long a Democrats win, why should you care? 🙂

Dear Mrs. Richardson got 5 years in prison, we got 8 years of Obama.

I think she got the lighter sentence.

She was convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times — in 2008, 2011 and 2012 — for her sister, Montez Richardson, who has been in a coma since 2003.

“I think the board has shown me nothing but total disrespect for the 30 years I’ve served them,” she told the judge. “I believe in the system and I’ve done nothing to harm the system or cause disgrace to President Obama.”

Cue, “Mystery Diners”. 🙂

But I’m sure we’re all “racists” for objecting somehow.

The conservative, outspoken judge responded with scathing comments, blasting Richardson for suggesting she was being prosecuted because she was a black Democrat helping a black Democratic presidential candidate.

“It has nothing to do with race.  🙂 It has nothing to do with politics. It has nothing to do with disrespecting you. You did this to yourself,” Ruehlman told her. “You’re very selfish, self-centered. I really believe President Obama, if he were asked about this today, he would be appalled. He would not want anybody to cheat to get elected.”

I would beg to differ on that. I think they not only encourage it, they create it.

3 other were convicted (not all of them black). 🙂

And that’s only in Cincinnati. How many across the country. After all, ACORN was everywhere.

And true to the “justice” system, she got out of jail less than a year later.

She has “bipolar disorder” so pity her!

Yeah, she’ll be very repentant. 🙂

“She had said she had no intent to commit voter fraud.” (CBS)

Just like Obama had no intent on killing off your insurance plan, your doctor, or your wallet. And with a liberal, intent is everything. Actions are meaningless, intent is not, in their heads.

So long as their heart is in the “good” if object you must be a bad person.

P.s. Guy Benson: It is an article of faith on the Left that voter fraud does not exist beyond the imaginations of racist right-wingers, hellbent on imposing “unconstitutional” voter ID laws fashioned to “suppress” minority turnout in elections. These objections are race-baiting nonsense; they’re unsupported by both empirical evidence and Supreme Court precedent. The high court upheld Indiana’s law in a 6-3 decision in 2008. The ruling was authored by uber-liberal Justice John Paul Stevens. And after Georgia implemented its own law in 2007 (which survived a legal challenge), minority voter participation increasedin the next two election cycles. ABC News has called voter fraud a “rare but real” phenomenon, evidenced by a number of relatively high-profile convictions in recent years. Congress defunded the left-wing group ACORN (for whom Barack Obama once organized) over widespread voter registration fraud and other outrages. The watchdog group True the Vote — whose founder’s businesses and family have been harassed by the IRS and other federal agencies — documents voter fraud prosecutions in 46 states since 2000. Which brings us to a report that aired earlier this month on NBC’s local affiliate in Ft. Myers, Florida. WBBH-TV reporter Andy Pierrotti managed to track down dozens of local residents who were (a) both non-US citizens and (b) registered to vote in the swing state. Many of them had illegally voted in recent elections.

And Liberal states hand out Drivers Licenses to Illegal Aliens, that can then be used to geta Voter ID.

“We don’t know how widespread this problem is because elections offices don’t keep track of where non-citizens live,” Pierrotti reports, “So we decided to do something that they’d never tried to do before: We found them on our own.” The investigation began by examining state forms on which residents had declined jury duty by checking a box indicating that they weren’t US citizens, and were therefore ineligible to serve. Pierrotti then cross-referenced those results with local voter rolls, identifying at least 94 people who were registered to vote in the state of Florida. Next, he visited some of these people at their homes, where they admitted that they weren’t citizens and professed ignorance as to how they were registered to vote in the first place. But voting records confirmed that they’d exercised their “right” to vote that, as non-citizens, they do not actually possess. The NBC 2 team interviewed a number of these illegal voters on camera, including a Jamaican national who simply attested that he was a US citizen on a voter registration form, and — voila! — he joined the American electorate. It was a felony, but it was that easy. And if a news crew hadn’t connected the dots, no one would have ever known. This passage in the report is crucial:

 

REPORTER: County supervisors of elections tell me they have no way to verify citizenship. Under the 1992 “Motor Voter” law, they’re not required to ask for proof. 

HARRINGTON: We have no policing authority. We don’t have any way of bouncing that information off of any other database.

REPORTER: The only way supervisors of elections can investigate voter fraud is if they get a tip, so that’s what our list became.

HARRINGTON: It could be very serious. It could change the whole complexion of an election.

 

 

Here’s the problem: This handful of wrongs are now being looked at and dealt with, but it took an enterprising and creative journalist to uncover them. These are 94 cases he uncovered in his own backyard alone, using just one narrow method. How many people in this country are registered to vote, and actually do vote, who are not US citizens? We don’t know. It is lunacy that election supervisors “have no way to verify citizenship” in many places, even at the point of registration. It’s further lunacy that we would not require every potential voter to produce valid proof of citizenship before casting a ballot, from coast to coast. These steps are so basic, so fundamentally fair, and so rudimentary that it’s difficult to accept that an entire political party is dead-set against these voter integrity efforts for reasons that are not nefarious. Only US citizens are allowed to participate in US elections under the law. Citizens who don’t have proper identification ought to be able to obtain them quickly and easily. That’s the reasonable recourse for the “suppression” non-problem. But every single person who wants to vote should prove that they’re doing so legally. That’s not racism; that’s painfully basic common sense. Oh, and it’s overwhelmingly supported by Americans of all political stripes.


Parting thought:
A quick calculation, as a point of reference. This local reporter found 94 illegally registered voters in one small region using one narrow verification method. If you extrapolate his number over Florida’s 67 counties, that’s nearly 6,300 people. In 2000, the United States Presidency was determined by 537 Florida votes.

DNC Press Secretary and former Obama Campaign Spokesman Mike Czin quickly took notice and immediately condemned Voter ID laws, not the fraud clearly documented in the report.

After all, the Voter ID Laws are the problem, not the voter fraud! 🙂

You racist, discriminatory  haters of poor people! 🙂

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

 

Sorted Tales

Health insurance premiums have risen more after Obamacare than the average premium increases over the eight years before it became law, according to the private health exchange eHealthInsurance.

The individual market for health insurance has seen premiums rise by 39 percent since February 2013, eHealth reports. Without a subsidy, the average individual premium is now $274 a month. Families have been hit even harder with an average increase of 56 percent over the same period — average premiums are now $663 per family, over $426 last year. (DC)

So much for that “saving” $2500 per family, eh! 🙂

In an interview with Univision Deportes, a Spanish-language sports radio show, Obama said immigration officials won’t have access to the personal information that consumers provide when signing up for healthcare on the new exchanges.

“Well, the main thing for people to know is that any information you get, you know, asked with respect to buying insurance, does not have anything to do with … the rules governing immigration,” Obama said. “And you know, you can qualify if you’re a legal resident, if you are … legally present in the United States.

“You know, if you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the immigration people will never get that information.”

“You know, you will qualify, you know, regardless of what your family’s status is,” Obama said. “So, you know, people should not hold back just because they’re in a mixed-family status.”

The White House has said there are 10.2 million uninsured Hispanics eligible for ObamaCare in the country, and about 8.1 million are likely eligible for tax credits. Hispanics have the highest rate of uninsured of any ethnic group in the country.

The federal government doesn’t require consumers to identify their ethnicity when applying for healthcare coverage, but data from some state health exchanges suggest Hispanics are lagging.

The administration has focused intensely on Hispanics in its final enrollment push through initiatives like the Latino Enrollment Week of Action, and in partnership with a broad array of Spanish-language media outlets.

There are a host of other reasons that Hispanics have been slow to enroll — many are gaining coverage for the first time and worry the costs are prohibitive. (the Hill)

Now he needs illegal, sorry “mixed status” families, to pad the rolls of ObamaCare. And Amnesty for them to vote for the National Socialist Democrats.

So being illegal is more important than legal.

Being Poor is more important than being rich.

Now that makes me feel better… 🙂

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Herr Torcello

Climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy, a forthcoming UN report will warn. (Independent)

What else are the Sky is Falling! Chicken Little Control Freaks going to say? And as for wiping Trillions off the economy, Obama and his Socialist pals are doing that quite well without their help!

A professor with Rochester Institute of Technology has called for the incarceration of any American who actively disagrees that climate change is solely caused by human activity.

Lawrence Torcello, a philosophy professor with a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, published the comments as part of an essay submitted to the academic website The Conversation.

Torcello argues that malignant individuals, who he does not identify, are collectively organising a “campaign funding misinformation” about climate change. Torcello goes on to suggest that such activity “ought to be considered criminally negligent.”

Adding that “science misinformation” surrounding climate change should be considered a crime, Torcello asks readers to “Consider cases in which science communication is intentionally undermined for political and financial gain.”

Someone’s psychosis needs a time out.

He wants the The Spanish Inquisition! Or Maybe just The Global Warming SS…

And here’s the kicker:

“Climate denial remains a serious deterrent against meaningful political action in the very countries most responsible for the crisis.” the professor adds.

Not science, Politics!

You see in Science if you have a theory, you test the theory. If the data comes back against your theory you don’t toss out the data, stamp your foot, and demand the data fit your theory. or demand that anyone who has conflicting data be locked up because they don’t agree with you.

That’s Politics.

But if it’s a political theory, then science is merely a tool and you only use that which furthers your political goals.

That is not science.

“We must make the critical distinction between the protected voicing of one’s unpopular beliefs, and the funding of a strategically organised campaign to undermine the public’s ability to develop and voice informed opinions,” he writes.

Aka, opinions that are in line with my politics only. Everyone else should be locked up.

Thank you, Herr Torcello!

Torcello’s America would also see countless scientists thrown into prison for continually presenting evidence that shows there is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm. The latest to be locked up would be Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee last month that “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years.”

Moore cited the IPCC’s own figures on global warming which show only a 0.57C temperature increase during the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000. Since then there has been no increase, perhaps a slight decrease, in average global temperature.

Furthermore, the latest temperature data from two U.S. government bureaucracies, NASA and NOAA, verifies that the “pause” or “hiatus” in global warming is still ongoing. If professor Torcello had his way, the scientists involved in those studies would presumably also be imprisoned. (Infowars)

But then again, Global Warming is not about science, it’s about politics, and politics is a very dirty, cynical, self-obsessed, self-aggrandizing, control beast.

And so is Herr Torcello.

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Freedom

President Obama wants Democrats to reclaim the word “freedom” as their own. But what he describes as freedom is little more than deeper dependence on government. Not exactly what the Founders had in mind.

In a recent speech to the Democratic National Committee, the president lamented that “we’ve let the other side define the word ‘freedom’ for too long.” Then, as he often does, Obama set up a straw man argument, claiming to Republicans freedom means “what’s in it for me?” or “I’ve got no obligations to anybody.”

So what is “freedom,” Mr. Obama?

“Freedom,” he said, “is the peace of mind of knowing that if you got sick, you won’t lose everything.

“Freedom is the ability to change jobs and start a new business, chase a new idea without fear of losing your health insurance.

“Freedom is signing for that new home and knowing it can’t be taken from you because you actually understand what you’re signing.

“Freedom is getting that new credit card and knowing the stakes and understanding how you’re going to manage it.

“Freedom is the knowledge that … you’re not going to be treated like a second-class person once we fix our broken immigration system. That’s freedom.”

No it isn’t. Everything Obama describes is based on government programs or intrusive market regulation.

GOVERNMENT CONTROL IS FREEDOM.

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

This isn’t new — FDR had the same view of freedom when he put forward his socialistic Bill of Economic Rights that included the right to “protection from economic fears.”

But Obama should brush up on his American history prior to 1944. The Founders didn’t view freedom as licentiousness or indifference to others, nor do conservatives today (who, by the way, are consistently bigger givers to private charity than liberals).

And they certainly didn’t view it as being shackled to an all-powerful central government for everyday needs. To them, freedom meant freedom from the very kind of government Obama seems intent on imposing.

The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 described freedom as respect for man’s inalienable rights “among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property (and) that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.” (Notice there’s no mention of the right to a credit card in there.)

Republicans can’t let Obama get away with twisting this precious word to suit his Big Brother agenda. (IBD)

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Hardship Discharge

“It’s now been redefined,” Charles Krauthammer continued, “so that all you have to do is to claim that going into the exchange would create a hardship. I mean, it’s ironic. It makes Obamacare itself the hardship — which is slightly ironic, but I think she <Sebelius> is beyond the reach of irony so she didn’t quite see it.”

Hardship exemptions

If you have any of the circumstances below that affect your ability to purchase health insurance coverage, you may qualify for a “hardship” exemption:

  1. You were homeless.
  2. You were evicted in the past 6 months or were facing eviction or foreclosure.
  3. You received a shut-off notice from a utility company.
  4. You recently experienced domestic violence.
  5. You recently experienced the death of a close family member.
  6. You experienced a fire, flood, or other natural or human-caused disaster that caused substantial damage to your property.
  7. You filed for bankruptcy in the last 6 months.
  8. You had medical expenses you couldn’t pay in the last 24 months.
  9. You experienced unexpected increases in necessary expenses due to caring for an ill, disabled, or aging family member.
  10. You expect to claim a child as a tax dependent who’s been denied coverage in Medicaid and CHIP, and another person is required by court order to give medical support to the child. In this case, you do not have the pay the penalty for the child.
  11. As a result of an eligibility appeals decision, you’re eligible for enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP) through the Marketplace, lower costs on your monthly premiums, or cost-sharing reductions for a time period when you weren’t enrolled in a QHP through the Marketplace.
  12. You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn’t expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
  13. Your individual insurance plan was cancelled and you believe other Marketplace plans are unaffordable.
  14. You experienced another hardship in obtaining health insurance. (healthcare.gov)

Which is all well and good, but remember, the “shared responsibility payment” was one of the major FUNDING vehicles for this onerous mess so if have a run away program with no funding mechanism then you have a gigantic mess.

And then one has to ask why did you do it in the first place?

THE AGENDA IS THE AGENDA.

Suckers! 🙂

“The door’s wide open,” economist Doug Holtz-Eakin, who leads the conservative-leaning American Action Forum, told Fox News. “[The] mandate which they said was absolutely crucial to ObamaCare is falling apart day by day.” 

The most recent exemption was included in an ObamaCare application document. There already had been 13 distinct exemptions, but this document added one more — apparently it was added in late December. 

The document said that individuals can now qualify for a “hardship exemption” — meaning they would not have to pay a penalty for not buying insurance — if they “experienced another hardship in obtaining health insurance.” 

The document does not define what “another hardship” means, and suggests the administration might not be a stickler when it comes to proof either. It says anyone seeking this exemption should “submit documentation if possible.” 

Of all the exemptions created so far, this category appears to be the broadest. Prior exemptions were created for people who are homeless, who filed for bankruptcy, who experienced a fire and who dealt with other financial emergencies. Already, the 13 exemptions previously on the books could apply to millions. Another created in December would give a pass this year to many of those whose policies were canceled due to ObamaCare and who struggled to find an affordable option — last week, the administration quietly extended that waiver through 2016. 

All along, the administration has rejected congressional attempts to officially delay the individual mandate in its entirety. The White House even threatened to veto one such bill. 

But the 14 exemptions now on the books raise the question of whether the mandate has been pushed off in all but name. 

“There’s a real question as to whether the White House just abandoned the individual mandate,” Boehner said Thursday. “It just seems they are hoping no one will notice.”

They still want there agenda, because they need more time to figure out how to screw you without you squealing so much and spurting so much blood on the table as they cut you into pieces.

As a consequence, he said, there could be “chaos” in the insurance market. Insurance companies, in exchange for taking on older and sicker patients as part of the Affordable Care Act, were counting on millions of young and healthy Americans signing on. The individual mandate — and the penalty that comes with it — was supposed to compel people who might not otherwise buy insurance to enter the system. 

Now that the mandate is being softened, it’s unclear whether insurance companies will have enough of those new customers to keep premiums down for everyone else. (FOX)

They didn’t already, so this will just make it even worse.

Adverse selection is now officially off the table. 🙂

So does “If you wanna keep your exemption…” start?? 🙂

Congrats, Mr. President!!

Not that he will take the blame for it or that anyone in the liberal media will assign it to him, mind you. They just hope you still vote for them, because the other guy is a much bigger asshole than they are and they will be glad to tell you all about that. 🙂

They are Homo Superior Liberalis, and you’re not!

Freedom Delayed is Freedom to Vote for Democrats and to still pay for the insurance even if you can’t afford it…

And we’ll get new hidden taxes in their to make up for our crap shoot. And when those fail, we’ll go for the more overt taxes and bailouts because we are never wrong!

So Vote for us, the other guy is still a bigger asshole! 🙂

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/12/krauthammer-obamacare-hardship-exemption-essentially-cancels-individual-mandate-video/

 

 

Eides of March: EPA Style

All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could drink and graze, and a private playground for his three children. 

But instead of enjoying the fruits of his labor, the Wyoming welder says he was harangued by the federal government, stuck in what he calls a petty power play by the Environmental Protection Agency. He claims the agency is now threatening him with civil and criminal penalties – including the threat of a $75,000-a-day fine. 

“I have not paid them a dime nor will I,” a defiant Johnson told FoxNews.com. “I will go bankrupt if I have to fighting it. My wife and I built [the pond] together. We put our blood, sweat and tears into it. It was our dream.” 

But Johnson may be in for a rude awakening.

The government says he violated the Clean Water Act by building a dam on a creek without a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. Further, the EPA claims that material from his pond is being discharged into other waterways. Johnson says he built a stock pond — a man-made pond meant to attract wildlife — which is exempt from Clean Water Act regulations.  

The property owner says he followed the state rules for a stock pond when he built it in 2012 and has an April 4-dated letter from the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office to prove it.

“Said permit is in good standing and is entitled to be exercised exactly as permitted,” the state agency letter to Johnson said.

But the EPA isn’t backing down and argues they have final say over the issue. They also say Johnson needs to restore the land or face the fines.

Johnson plans to fight. “This goes a lot further than a pond,” he said. “It’s about a person’s rights. I have three little kids. I am not going to roll over and let [the government] tell me what I can do on my land. I followed the rules.” 

Johnson says he was “bombarded by hopelessness” when he first received the administrative order from the EPA. He then turned to state lawmakers who fast-tracked his pleas to Wyoming’s two U.S. senators, John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, and Louisiana Sen. David Vitter.

The Republican lawmakers sent a March 12 letter to Nancy Stoner, the EPA’s acting assistant administration for water, saying they were “troubled” by Johnson’s case and demanding the EPA withdraw the compliance order.

“Rather than a sober administration of the Clean Water Act, the Compliance Order reads like a draconian edict of a heavy-handed bureaucracy,” the letter states.

The EPA order on Jan. 30 gave Johnson 30 days to hire a consultant and have him or her assess the impact of the supposed unauthorized discharges. The report was also supposed to include a restoration proposal to be approved by the EPA as well as contain a schedule requiring all work be completed within 60 days of the plan’s approval.

If Johnson doesn’t comply — and he hasn’t so far — he’s subject to $37,500 per day in civil penalties as well as another $37,500 per day in fines for statutory violations.

The senators’ letter questioned the argument that Johnson built a dam and not a stock pond.

“Fairness and due process require the EPA base its compliance order on more than an assumption,” they wrote. “Instead of treating Mr. Johnson as guilty until he proves his innocence by demonstrating his entitlement to the Clean Water Act section 404 (f)(1)(C) stock pond exemption, EPA should make its case that a dam was built and that the Section 404 exemption does not apply.” 

The EPA told FoxNews.com that it is reviewing the senators’ letter. “We will carefully evaluate any additional information received, and all of the facts regarding this case,” a spokeswoman for the agency said. 

The authority of the EPA has recently been called into question over proposed rule changes that would redefine what bodies of water the government agency will oversee under the Clean Water Act.

The proposed changes would give the agency a say in ponds, lakes, wetlands and any stream — natural or manmade — that would have an effect on downstream navigable waters on both public land and private property. “If the compliance order stands as an example of how EPA intends to operate after completing its current ‘waters of the United States’ rulemaking, it should give pause to each and every landowner throughout the country,” the letter states.

For now, the matter remains unresolved. Johnson says he’s not budging and there’s been no indication from the EPA they will withdraw the compliance order.

Regardless of the outcome, Johnson says his legal fight with the government agency is a teachable moment for his kids

“This is showing them that they shouldn’t back down,” Johnson said. “If you need to stand up and fight, you do it.”

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Hope & Change 2014

“I guess what I would say, if you looked at that person’s budget, and you looked at their cable bill, their cell phone bill, other things that they’re spending on, it may turn out that it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care because right now everybody is healthy.” President Obama. The man who has ADDED 7 1/2 Trillion to the Debt in 5 years! I guess that was his priority!

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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted Wednesday that Obamacare premiums will probably go up in 2015, that she does not know how many Obamacare customers have paid their premiums, and that she does not know how many Obamacare enrollees had insurance previously.

“I think premiums are likely to go up, but go up at a slower pace” than they did previously, Sebelius admitted at Wednesday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing.

“I can’t tell you that, sir, because I don’t know that,” Sebelius said when asked by Georgia Rep. Tom Price how many Obamacare customers have paid their first premiums. Sebelius said she also does not know how many Obamacare customers previously had insurance plans that were canceled.

However, an industry source says the White House “definitely knows” who has made these payments from two separate data points, as the exchanges were set up to be the “source of truth for information.” The source claims the White House is withholding the information for “political reasons because it would force them to lower their enrollment figures if 10% of 20% of enrollees had not paid.”

The Obama administration has delayed many provisions of the Obamacare law until after the 2014 midterms, including the economically consequential employer mandate.

The administration’s inability to meet its goal for enrolling young, healthy “invincibles” on the Obamacare exchanges has mired the entire Obamacare program in the so-called “death spiral,” which drives up health insurance rates because older, sicker people are primarily signing up. (DC)

Subverted Adverse Selection they did! 🙂

Most recently, the administration extended the “hardship exemption” from the individual mandate for those who had their previous policies canceled because of Obamacare until October 2016.

To qualify, your plan must have been canceled because it wasn’t compliant with Obamacare, and you just have to tell the government you “believe” that other insurance policies are unaffordable.

So the individual mandate is a “hardship” and the employer mandate is on hold until he’s not running anymore. BUT IT’S NOT POLITICAL!!!! And it’s doing good for everyone, anyone who says otherwise is a “liar” (Harry Reid).

So the 80-90% of the funding structure of this Magnum Opus just pissed down the drain…Gee, that’s very responsible budgeting Mr. president. Maybe we should cut your Cable bill!

“President Obama has refused to enforce those parts of our nation’s immigration laws that are not to his political liking, has waived portions of our welfare laws, has stretched our environmental laws to accommodate his policy objectives, and has waived testing accountability provisions required under the ‘No Child Left Behind’ education law,” according to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.

For example, in June 2012, Obama created a temporary mini-amnesty for at least 500,000 younger illegal immigrants. The act boosted his election-day support among Hispanics, but made it more difficult for young Americans to find jobs.

“Political appointees at the Justice Department have announced that rather than work with Congress to amend the federal criminal code, they will simply stop prosecuting low-level drug offenders under mandatory minimum sentencing laws,” said Goodlatte in a Fox News op-ed.

“And now that his signature health care law has not been working and revealed his empty promises, President Obama has changed that law unilaterally over 20 times,” Goodlatte added.

The House bill is titled “the Faithful Execution of the Law Act.”

The House is expected to pass the bill Wednesday, along with a companion bill, titled “ENFORCE the Law Act.”

The bills are expected to be blocked by the Democrat-controlled Senate. (DC)

Now that’s By-Partisan!
So do you “believe” in Hope & Change now…

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Liberals are Daleks

Today I present my now seemingly annual “Liberals Are…” Special.

I started out with Bees. Then Zombies. Then Drones.
The fourth in the series was Skunks.
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/liberal-are-bees/
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/the-zombie-hoard/

https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/drone-warfare/
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/liberals-are-skunks/

Now we have the 2014 edition. DALEKS! 🙂

A Dalek for the uninitiated is the premiere villain of the Longest Running Science Fiction show in the history of TV, “Doctor Who”. They are both 50 years old and still going.

They are Kaled mutants from the planet Skaro and they are nasty, nasty little creatures.

Terrance Dicks, former Script Editor, and long time fan favorite for Doctor Who Novels once said (paraphrase) “the Daleks only response to being frustrated in any way was to exterminate something”.

While Liberals aren’t strictly Daleks because they don’t and can’t just exterminate you on a frustrating whim but they are working on it with ObamaCare.

Jonathan Morris in Doctor Who Magazine (#471) has an article about the 50 years of The Daleks.

They were originally based on The Nazis but for this comparison I’m just looking at some on the analysis in the article and see if you see a Progressive Liberal in there somewhere…:)

“intelligent, manipulative, ‘devoid of conscience’ and prone to bouts of psychotic rage” or in Progressives, childish rage.

in addition they exhibit all the traits of malevolent antisocial personality disorder, particularly belligerence and callousness ” (ObamaCare anyone?)

What is there collective response to “Obamacare horror stories”. You’re a Liar! It’s not True. You’re just being Political.

And if you don’t do as I say I will sick The IRS on you. The NSA is watching you!

The Daleks themselves are like children, locked in a permanent tantrum if they don’t get their own way and wanting to lash out and smash their toys (or exterminate their teachers).”

How many times have I said that the response by the Liberal, especially a Progressive one, is usually very childish and bratty?  (too often).

And an insatiable desire to conquer,destroy and wipe out all other species just because they are different” 🙂

Another theme of the Daleks is to convert you to their cause whether you wanted to be or not. This was seen in the 1960’s in Dalek Invasion of Earth as Robomen, people converted to be slaves to Daleks will and in 2013 they were Dalek Operatives in Asylum of The Daleks and Time of The Doctor.

But some Daleks, like some liberals, overcome this affliction and fight back against their “masters” but it’s usually few and far between. Most are converted and never remember their old life (or are pre-programmed from the beginning).

For Robomen, think Illegal Immigration also. 🙂

One of the creepiest ideas in their most recent Asylum of the Daleks is the fact that Oswin (a sympathetic guest character) is converted into a Dalek and doesn’t even realise it, locked in an artificial state of psychosis

The other thing about Daleks is their frenzy and fury for “purity”. For the Daleks themselves this is a very Nazi-esque “racial purity”. For Liberals, especially the Progressive variety it’s ideological purity, step 1 nanometer off the reservation and wam! lightning and wrath will won’t to strike you dead! You are no longer “pure”.

Daleks who deem themselves more “pure” have no qualms about exterminating their own less “pure” kindred (2008, 2010 election where more conservative or moderate Democrats were exterminated by their own party, anyone?)

Say anything bad about ObamaCare and you’re suspect. “Compromise” for real with a Republican and you’ll be looked at askance., and so on.

The Agenda is The Agenda!

They are perfect. You are not. Thus you must be ruled over by them completely.

And they must remain so.

No “Imperial Daleks” will cause a Civil War here.

They are reflection of ourselves, of what we are capable of, what we have been and what we may become. They were inspired by the Nazis,but today, when you see a mass rally of identically (and ideologically) drilled soldiers, you’re seeing human beings acting like Daleks.When you hear political figures attacking those who are ‘unalike’, who don’t conform,you’re hearing the voice of the Daleks. The belief that only the “superior beings” (Homo Superior Liberalis) deserve to survive…”

The Daleks are a warning from history, because they represent every dark part of human nature, aggression,paranoia,ruthlessness,intolerance,amorality,unthinking conformity,blind hatred,loss of individuality,lack of empathy and lack of humanity

And if you don’t agree, the IRS, The NSA, The FDA, The FBI, and The DOJ will be happy to “re-educate you” citizen. 🙂

EXTERMINATE THE TEA PARTY!

EXTERMINATE THE REPUBLICANS!

EXTERMINATE THE NRA!

EXTERMINATE THE KOCH BROTHERS!

EXTERMINATE!!

EXTERMINATE!!

EXTERMINATE!!

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Bat Signal

Welcome to another episode of “The Crazy Sh*t Nancy Says”:

“Let me give you one example of what their priorities are,” Pelosi said. “With the need to raise the minimum wage and with two million people and counting losing their unemployment insurance, I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital lifelines for struggling families and really hungry children,” she said.

According to Pelosi, her Republican colleague told her that the reason Republicans have not been backing those initiates is because they are “indifferent” to them.

“This colleague’s response was telling in its blunt nature and it’s stunning in its honesty — what he said was, to the Republican caucus, these people you are talking about, are invisible, and the Republican caucus is indifferent to them.”

“Invisible and indifferent, this is just plain wrong,” she said. “That is not the leadership the American people deserve and it is up to us to demonstrate clearly how Democrats are different, that no American is invisible to us and we will never be indifferent to their needs.” (DC)

Tune in tomorrow same Bat-Shit Crazy, lost her her mind to Orwellian Partisanship Channel…

Previously on “Crazy Sh*t Nancy Says”…

2/5/14: “Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021, the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape ‘job-lock’ — the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi crowed in a press release. ”The GOP seems to have forgotten that ending ‘job-lock’ has been an avowed Republican goal for years — even a highlight in the Republican Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential race.”

ObamCare: Pelosi said “This bill…will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 almost immediately.”

But the Congressional Budget Office said today that Obamacare is likely to kill 2.5 million jobs, while slowing overall economic growth over the next decade.

So Pelosi was only off by 6.5 million jobs.

Job-Lock? or Mind Lock? 🙂

and That all-time classic: “Let me say that unemployment insurance… is one of the biggest stimuluses (sic) to our economy. Economists will tell you, this money is spent quickly. It injects demand into the economy, and it’s job creating. It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”

A partisan Mind is a terrible thing to see so wasted…

On a discharge petition that would force a vote immigration in the House:

“We’re going around listening to people in the organizations that have worked so hard for immigration reform to see if they’d be part of a campaign to say, ‘Give us a vote now.’ Discharge is one aspect of it, but give us a vote now. The votes are there in a bipartisan way to pass immigration reform. It’s already passed in a bipartisan way in the Senate. We want a vote. And that will have an impact on people’s lives, on America’s success and of course also have an impact on our economy.”

“I’d rather pass comprehensive immigration reform than win the election in November, because that is the most important thing, the most transformative thing that we can do for our society.” (SCPR)

Yeah, think of all the Democrat votes, the Welfare beneficiaries and the wage suppression, a liberals dream! 🙂

With that many new Democrats who needs elections, they can just do whatever they want when they want because they want. All they have to do is just pander to the lowest common denominator and demonize anyone who’d raise the standards…Just like Now! 🙂

But what do i know, according to dear Nancy I’m  the “antigovernment, antiscience, anti-Obama” faction of conservatives…

And

Congress was historically unproductive last year because of conservatives who simply want to impede progress.

“If you’re dealing with people who have no agenda—’Nothing is our agenda, and never is our timetable’—it’s very hard to negotiate with them,” Pelosi said. (DC)

“So while we don’t want any more government than we need, we need the government we need.” (interview with Jake Tapper Dec 2013).

I surely want her back as Majority Leader don’t you? 🙂

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