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  • Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 cost taxpayers more than $3.6M: GAO

    10/26/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    A “boys’ weekend” of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers. The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama’s getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida. The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, which costs about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as...
  • Jeb explains the 'tragedy' of Trump's nomination

    07/11/2016 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 172 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/11/16 | Nick Gass
    People supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid will "feel betrayed" should the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign promises go unsatisfied, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday. Speaking to MSNBC contributor Nicolle Wallace, who served as his press secretary in Tallahassee, Bush called Trump "to his credit ... very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities." "He's a master at understanding how the media works — more than anybody I've ever seen in politics. Kudos to him, for kind of creating the environment and then manipulating the environment to his effect," Bush said in the interview airing in full Monday night. There...
  • Interns Fired for Petitioning for a More Casual Dress Code

    07/06/2016 8:19:15 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 47 replies
    Ask Manager ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alison Green
    The piece below was originally published at the advice column I run, Ask a Manager. After it was printed there, it went viral and turned into fodder for barbs about how young people today are overly coddled, immature, and entitled. Some commenters blamed college campuses for teaching students that anything they don't like can be solved with a petition for change--as if this generation was the first to have discovered protesting, and as if agitating for change is inherently a bad thing. My belief, as the advice columnist who answered the original letter, is that this isn't about "young people...
  • Hamptons Mansion Defiled By A Thousand Condom-Flinging Airbnb Guests, Hedge Funder Fired

    07/07/2016 2:20:53 PM PDT · by Oratam · 86 replies
    Gothamis ^ | July 7, 2016 | Miranda Katz
    Manhattan hedge fund bro Brett Barna allegedly took it upon himself to trash a $20 million mansion with his annual, unfortunately-dubbed #Sprayathon party. There were 1,000 guests in attendance. There were "scores of bikini-clad women and costumed gun-toting midgets," according to the NY Post. Barna apparently name-dropped his boss, billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon, when booking the Airbnb, and implied the event would have something to do with the Robin Hood Foundation. Regardless of what charity the party was purportedly supporting, the property owner said that "the only animals there were the people, a thousand of them." He told...
  • The White Entitlement of Some Sanders Supporters (barf alert)

    06/05/2016 12:36:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4 Jun, 2016 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    “Killary Clinton is stealing the nomination and the system is rigged against Bernie Sanders,” said the two young white guys standing behind me in line. They rambled incessantly about how she was cheating and could not be trusted. Superdelegates were their greatest frustration. Unelected delegates who could “decide” the nomination proved that the process was a sham that was intentionally set up to prevent Sanders from winning. At first I tried to ignore the conversation and thought they were Trump supporters (“Killary” is usually a right-wing thing). But once it became clear that these guys were Sanders supporters, I had...
  • Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

    05/26/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/26/16
    One cannot miss that both the Washington Post and New York Times have turned on Hillary's career as a liar, esp. her email scandal. Strange and unexpected.
  • Report: Clinton did not comply with State Dept. records policies

    05/25/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 76 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/25/2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    A report by the State Department’s inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, Politico is reporting. The report was released to lawmakers on Wednesday. It also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the inspector general’s review, though current Secretary of State John Kerry and several predecessors were interviewed. A copy of the report was obtained by POLITICO. While it concludes there are “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” with State Department records — weaknesses that “go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State,” it specifically...
  • Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?

    03/19/2016 12:56:25 PM PDT · by patlin · 22 replies
    The Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX ^ | September 6, 2013 | Justice Antonin Scalia
    Many years back, Justice Scalia was asked to give a lecture at the Jesuit School of Theology in Rome and the topic he was asked to address was, "Is the political philosophy of the left or of the right more compatible with the public good." This topic should be of utmost importance to Christians, for by showing kindness and mercy to the less fortunate, not by coercion, but by our sense of morality & duty to God through the faith of Christ that is in us, these acts of kindness and mercy are steps in the process of sanctification that...
  • No Shame for Bill and Hillary: Entitlement Has No Boundaries

    03/02/2016 7:41:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 3/2/16 | Michael Sainato
    Bill Clinton has once again exhibited a lack of integrity. During yesterday’s Super Tuesday primaries, the former president entered a polling station with Boston mayor Marty Walsh while campaigning for his wife in Massachusetts, a state that could have swayed for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. It is illegal to campaign within 150 feet of a polling station, and given that he was an elected official for several years, Mr. Clinton was certainly aware he was breaking the rules. Mr. Clinton defended himself, arguing he did not campaign or approach voters. But, because of his notoriety, he didn’t need...
  • Why Hotel Owners Hire Seasonal H1B's-Locals Don't Want to "Ruin" Their Benefits By Working

    02/26/2016 8:40:03 AM PST · by Be Careful · 33 replies
    Friends who own resort hotels dependent on high season occupancy on the West Coast tell me the same story over and over...Locals 'pretend' to apply for a job, so that they can check the 'Job Search' box on their unemployment requirement. They call by phone, hang up and are no shows for interviews. Or, they show up stoned. Or, they only want to work enough hours so that they don't 'ruin' their benefits....they actually say this. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the issue at hand. They 'pretend' to look for work, while the Employment Office 'pretends'...
  • Does affirmative action cause mental illness in black and Hispanic students?

    11/29/2015 4:45:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Ed Straker
    There have been a lot of protests from minority students on college campuses who are angry about the alleged racism they feel from the schools they have chosen to attend. But when you read this article in the Times about minority unhappiness at Amherst, a lot of it sounds like mental anxiety, even illness, created by affirmative action: Hundreds of students crammed into Amherst College's Robert Frost Library for a sit-in against racial injustice that turned into a confessional, as one black or Hispanic student after another rose to talk about feelings of alienation and invisibility on campus. They wanted...
  • Woman Arrested for Challenging Denny’s Hypocritical All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Policy

    11/29/2015 5:10:09 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 55 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 11/16/2015 | Jessica Roy
    One brave woman in Illinois was arrested last week for standing up for herself in the face of tyranny. Pancake tyranny. Denny's customer Natasha West was sharing an innocent plate of all-you-can-eat pancakes with her friends when a waitress approached her and told her that wasn't allowed. Instead of backing down, West decided to defend her right to share pancakes. Unfortunately, she dodged the check (not cool) and tried to hit the waitress (super not cool) and was subsequently arrested. Some people are just exceedingly passionate about breakfast foods.
  • Please don't post large animated GIFs

    10/24/2015 11:09:31 AM PDT · by palmer · 125 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24Oct15 | Palmer
    This is a plea from those of us with limited bandwidth. This morning there was a touchdown animation that took about 2 minutes to load on my browser. It was in a thread that was completely unrelated to football or touchdowns. There are an increasing number of animated GIFs showing up that are either unrelated to the topic or superfluous. Videos like youtube links are automatically blocked from loading until you ask to load them. Those are great and I select a few to click and load. Links to animated GIFs could be replaced with a single frame GIF of...
  • 5-year-old Blasts Political Correctness & Entitlement Mentality

    08/17/2015 12:24:23 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 12 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-17-15 | CleanTV
    5-year-old Talk Show host Melody Blasts Political Correctness & Entitlement Mentality on her show, "A Moment with Melody." Transcript: Today I want to talk about Political Correctness. It's very tricky because there is nothing correct about it. Political Correctness should really be called Political Incorrectness. It's really a way that one group of people Try to brainwash you to do something the bad way. And to make you feel bad if you try to go it a good way. Let me give you an example. You do lots of chores to earn money to go to the carnival. It's so...
  • Would Americans riot if entitlements were taken away?

    07/17/2015 11:18:42 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 106 replies
    Senator Jerry Moran discusses dangers of national debt, and entitlements and warns what's happening in Greece may foretell America's fate. When the Gov't teat runs dry, have a SHTF plan.
  • Italy: migrants require air conditioning

    07/10/2015 4:02:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies ^ | 07/02/2015
    Bresso, near Milan, 07/02/2015New original protest circulate among welcomed immigrants (with the money of the Italians) in the center of the Red Cross, Clerici Street in Bresso. After the violence of June 8, a new challenge was born yesterday afternoon. Illegal came out of their homes and headed, making threatening, to executive offices managed by the provincial Red Cross. They complain about their "poor housing conditions." There are too many mosquitoes and the water is too hot, they want air conditioning in each tent. Hundred refugees staged a protest, this July 2 to complain about their conditions. They were immediately...
  • The Culture of Entitlement: Somebody Else Should Pay for My College Tuition!

    03/21/2015 10:54:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/21/2015 | Michael Walsh
    The headline on this op-ed piece in the Washington Post says it all: College applicant: I got in! But I can’t afford it. Was all my hard work for nothing? The author of the piece is a high-school senior in Lousiana who just got admitted to Tulane, so let’s cut her some slack here. But what does it say about the success of President Obama’s constant yammering about how college should be “free” (incrementally, of course, beginning with community college, but we’ve all seen this leftist movie before and know where it’s going)? A lot, is what: I am...
  • Fat Popes, Hunger, And Entitlement Mentality

    02/10/2015 10:46:54 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 2/10/15 | Mundabor
    There is no “right to food”. Food never was any sort of fundamental “right”. Saint Paul already warned us that to those who do not want to work, we shall give no food. You can’t find any clearer evidence that food is not a fundamental right of the person. Of course, charity demands that we feed the hungry. But this is not a subjective right of the hungry, merely the result of the charitable help of those who feed them because – let us say this once again – consider them, in their charity, worthy of being fed. Charity is...
  • Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Lines; Peru to Prosecute

    12/11/2014 6:52:40 AM PST · by Jabba the Nutt · 25 replies ^ | 12/10/2014 | Jon Gabriel
    The United Nations is holding climate talks in Lima, Peru, featuring delegates from 190 countries. To get their attention, the anti-science extremists of Greenpeace illegally entered a prohibited area adjacent to one of the most famous Nazca Lines. The activists trampled across the fragile, 1,500-year-old site to install large cloth letters reading: “Time for Change; The Future is Renewable.” To put it mildly, Peruvian officials are not amused.
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • Welfare Abuse in America

    11/19/2014 5:50:41 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/1/2013 | MisterYouOkay
    Welfare Abuse in America 30 year old Kiara of Baltimore been on welfare for 12 Years. She is one of the welfare recipients who feel entitled for services on are tax payers dollar
  • CEO of the US, politicians need NOT apply

    07/21/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT · by simka · 111 replies
    We do not need Hillary or Warren or any career politician. We do not need another leader in debt to big business, financial backers or his party agenda. We do need someone truly independent of all political pressures, capable of resolving all the damage done to this country. The names that come to mind are Ben Carson, Mitt Romney and maybe Ted Cruz. What say you all?
  • News Alert! An Unscheduled Stop! Obama Heads for . . .

    07/10/2014 8:29:10 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 13 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 10, 2014, 4:49 pm | Keith Koffler
    Barbecue. Did you think he would go to the border? Nuh uh. I thought he would. But I gave him too much credit. Instead, the president headed for a rib joint! He cut in line, but paid off the unlucky barbecue seekers. From the pool report: After POTUS finished at Austin’s Paramount, motorcade sped east just past I-35 to Franklin’s, a hugely popular barbecue spot that was packed. Pool squeezed in just as POTUS reached the head of the line at the counter to order. He apologized to the two at the head of the line for cutting in front...
  • Unemployment Numbers Warn of Growing Entitlement Burden

    07/08/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    RCM ^ | 07/08/2014 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    Why do we tax corporations? No, seriously — why? If you’re like most people and all New Democrats, your response will be “because that’s where the money is,” or some variant thereon. Corporations have lots of money, the thinking runs, and are unlikely to mind if the government helps itself to some of it. And since they don’t vote, it doesn’t much matter if they do mind. An economist, on the other hand, would point out that, one way or another, all of the income earned by a corporation finds its way back to the people who financed it, whether...
  • Opinion/Vanity: I kept my end of the deal.

    06/16/2014 9:57:08 PM PDT · by pansgold · 18 replies
    VI / XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    In 1968 when I enlisted, my enlistment contract guaranteed me that for the rest of my life I could be seen at any VA hospital or clinic for free for the rest of my life on a tier system. 1st. To be seen were service connected disabilities. 2nd to be seen were active duty personnel and their families. 3rd. And last to be seen were all other veterans. You could walk-in and wait and you may have to wait all day but you would be seen by a doctor. All medications were free at any veterans hospital or clinic, no...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Entitlement Problem: She seems to think a certain standard of living was her due

    06/10/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/10/2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    It seems clear now that there are two Hillary Clintons. The first, who exists wholly in the abstract, is the one we have been waiting for. She is a Maker of History and a savior of women; an equal partner in the power couple that presided over the prosperity, cool, and competence of the 1990s; a world-beating secretary of state; a feminist who smashes glass ceilings and fights for all that is right and good. Millions of us are “Ready!” for her. The other exists in the real world. This Hillary is a person who lacks concrete achievements; whose inevitability...
  • Singer Ray J arrested for unruly behavior and spitting on police officer

    06/02/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/1/14
    Police arrested singer Ray J at a Beverly Hills hotel after they say he became belligerent with staff, kicked out a patrol car window and spat at an officer....
  • Low self-esteem is good for you! We’ve been too successful at making people feel good

    05/26/2014 2:00:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | May 24, 2014 | Anneli Rufus
    Adapted from "Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself" by Anneli Rufus “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell Is low self-esteem all that bad? Self-loathing is. But between self-loathing and narcissism is a vast spectrum comprising infinitely various degrees of self-regard. Neither extreme is good. If only we could just reach medium. In 1986, California state assembly member John Vasconcellos proposed the State Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem. This ignited a new movement: Based on the notion that low self-esteem...
  • The Slow-Motion Train Wreck of Entitlement Programs

    05/09/2014 8:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/09/2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The Census Bureau just released a report on America’s aging population. The big takeaway is that our population will be getting much older between now and 2050. And since I’m a baby boomer, I very much like the fact that we’re expected to live longer. But as a public finance economist, I’m not nearly as happy. As I explain in this interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Digital Network (and as confirmed by BIS, OECD, and IMF data), the United States is going to get deluged by a tsunami of entitlement spending. I mentioned that it’s important to focus on...
  • The Duke porn star should quit her job for a much more lucrative prospect...

    03/10/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Belle Knox did an interview with Piers Morgan before the door hit him on the way out (link to interview courtesy of Chicks on the Right). She is the Duke student who has been making all the headlines about turning to porn to pay tuition.If she needs money I have a better idea for her that doesn't involve losing her dignity (even though it should).
  • Ashley Wagner slams Olympic figure skating judges, calls for change

    02/21/2014 7:05:10 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 78 replies ^ | February 20, 2014 | Martin Rogers
    SOCHI, Russia — Ashley Wagner launched a withering attack on figure skating's hierarchy and the Winter Olympics judges on Thursday night after being pushed down to seventh in the ladies' individual competition. The 22-year-old American fought back tears as she revealed her frustration and anger with the judging at the Iceberg Skating Palace and suggested that the two Russian skaters, gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova and fifth-place finisher Julia Lipnitskaia, had been given unfairly inflated scores. "I feel gypped," said Wagner, who skated two programs without any falls and punched the air with delight at the end of her free skate.
  • Trader Joe's drops black-neighborhood store plan

    02/04/2014 4:08:23 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 117 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2/4/2014
    The Trader Joe's grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city's historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area. The grocer, whose stores are found in urban neighborhoods across the nation, said Monday it wouldn't press its plan, given community resistance, The Oregonian ( reported. "We open a limited number of stores each year, in communities across the country," it said in a statement. "We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe's,...
  • Are Americans Going Galt?

    01/12/2014 9:39:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Independent Women's Forum (IWF) ^ | 12 Janaury 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Ninety-two million Americans are not in the work force—they don’t have jobs and they aren’t looking for jobs. These 92 million Americans aren’t just out of work—they are resigned to being out of work as a way of life. The ballooning numbers of Americans who are resigned to long-term joblessness inspired Roger L. Simon to suggest in a bleakly humorous piece over at PJ Media that Americans are going Galt: Tell all your “Objectivist” friends and the libertarian gang at Reason magazine to break out the champagne. Americans may have skipped the movie of Atlas Shrugged, nor have many read...
  • Vanity - Devil's Night in Detroit

    10/30/2013 3:31:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    I am not wishing harm upon anyone, I am just wondering how much damage will be done tonight in a city that has declared bankruptcy and that law enforcement is already decimated. Is Devil's Night still pretty violent in Detroit?
  • House Republicans at odds over revenue issue in budget talks

    10/26/2013 12:32:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Republican harmony over new budget talks is already starting to break down, days before a negotiating committee is scheduled to meet for the first time. The split for the GOP is over whether they should put revenue increases on the table – a no-go for many in the Republican rank-and-file – as they shoot for their longtime goal of restraining entitlement spending. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), one of four House GOP conferees, said multiple times this week he could back new revenues if it helped to get a deal, most recently in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “The reality is,...
  • The Housing Party Is Over: Flat Incomes, Declining Labor Participation, Exploding Entitlements

    10/04/2013 6:20:02 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/04/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Chris Whalen is saying the same thing I have been saying for years. The housing party is over. “The party is over” for refinancing activity while a weak job market and flat consumer incomes are preventing a pickup in purchase activity, Whalen says. “Structural reasons, apart from rates [mean] you’re going to see a real tail-off in demand” for mortgages. Real median household income and labor force participation have been declining since 1990. badlav And we have replaced a vibrant full-time employment market with a slow growing, part-time employment market. u6 But let me add more vinegar to the stew....
  • 'Smarter' Whites Just As Racist As Others, But Are Better At Hiding It [barf]

    08/17/2013 3:29:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Aug 12, 2013 | Matthew Mientka
    Racism may be a quality innate to humanity, with ostensibly smarter people simply hiding their racism better than others. A new study shows that white Americans with greater socioeconomic status — often perceived to be associated with greater intelligence and sophistication — espouse more egalitarian ideals compared to their lower echelon counterparts. But those Americans are just as likely to support the preservation of social and economic privilege, by rejecting fair housing and other policies relating to racial integration. Wodtke, a sociology doctoral candidate, analyzed data on racial attitudes from more than 20,000 white Americans participating in the nationally representative...
  • Obituary?

    08/09/2013 3:37:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    E-mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | Unknown
    Excerpt (source - email) OBITUARY? In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy...
  • There’s No Such Thing as a Slight Sense of Entitlement

    07/07/2013 5:32:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | June 24, 2013 | Michael R Shannon
    We’ve all seen photos of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Particularly last year when he was being mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick on the Romney ticket. He would be beaming, with a large, toothy smile, looking well groomed and squeaky clean. And no wonder, this wholesome image was the product of a group effort, since the governor relies on Virginia taxpayers to keep him smelling fresh. According to Laura Vozzella in the Washington Post, the McDonnell family has used its government–supplied credit card much like the GSA uses its card. Billing the taxpayers for “body wash, sunscreen, dog vitamins...
  • Family with autistic child denied entry to country club (barf alert)

    06/27/2013 2:45:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    An Ellington mother is upset after her son, who suffers from autism, was denied access to the swimming pool at a country club because he requires a flotation vest. Cristin Millen told Eyewitness News her 8-year-old son, Aiden Robert, was denied access to the Ellington Ridge Country Club. According to Millen, she signed up for a membership at Ellington Ridge Country Club and told them that Aiden Robert had autism and was required to wear a life jacket. Millen said she asked officials at the country club to check to make sure that was OK. When her husband Kevin called...
  • (No Honor Among Thieves) 2012 DNC: Nearly $500,000 of Equipment Was Lost or Stolen in Charlotte

    06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 | Steve Harrison
    DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte To stage last year’s Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices. Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen – or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to. The Democratic National Convention Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May. Among the missing items: MacBook Pro laptops, iPads, iPod Nanos, computer printers,...
  • Howard Student To Rand Paul: "I Want A Government That Is Going To Help Me"

    04/11/2013 7:56:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-10-2013
    Howard University student to Sen. Rand Paul: ".... You say you want to provide a government that leaves us alone. Quite frankly, I don’t want that. I want a government that is going to help me. I want a government that is going to help me fund my college education. I want a government that won’t define me by my FAFSA or by my family’s income. I’m a dollar sign with a heartbeat in this nation. This society is a mirror image of Capitol Hill. Do you, Senator Rand Paul, have a solution to come up with new American values...
  • An Alternative To Government Dependence

    04/05/2013 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-05-13 | Warren Beatty
    I received a comment the other day from "Beechgirl1953." It was a very powerful comment, a testament to what CAN be accomplished without the government. (Note: I edited the comment.) "Back in the 60s, when I was divorced, had two young children to support, house and car payments, and all the other usual expenses, I put myself through college working three part-time jobs. I got NO assistance of any kind. I also managed to stay on the Dean's list throughout with a 3.8 average. You can imagine how I feel about all the government entitlements the 'do nothings' get today.......
  • Obama to offer Social Security cuts in new budget — in exchange for tax hikes

    04/05/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    No wonder it's taking so long for Barack Obama to send his budget proposal to Congress. The budget is almost two months overdue, but Republicans may find it worth the wait. The Washington Post reports that Obama will offer cuts to Social Security in exchange for tax hikes to close the deficit --- in effect, the grand bargain he and John Boehner nearly made two years ago: President Obama will release a budget next week that proposes significant cuts to Medicare and Social Security and fewer tax hikes than in the past, a conciliatory approach that he hopes will convince...
  • There Isn't A Liberal Protest Sign That Captures Their Hypocrisy & Ignorance Better Than This One...

    03/21/2013 10:30:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I've seen this photo on my Facebook news feed with no text, which is fine because thinking people know how idiotic this sign is.The problem is there's more of them than there are of us, so it's good to see it modified to educate. From Super Conservative.
  • Pelosi caught in a bind on entitlement cuts

    03/17/2013 6:06:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/16/13 | Mike Lillis
    President Obama's openness to Social Security cuts as part of a sweeping budget package has put Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a tough spot. The minority leader is straddling the gulf between a Democratic president who's been willing to shrink pay hikes under the popular retirement program for the sake of a bipartisan deficit deal, and numerous liberals in her caucus who are fighting tooth-and-nail to prevent that change. The issue has left Pelosi with at least three balls in the air. First, she wants to keep a united front in the high-stakes budget battle with Obama, who has backed...
  • Denied employment BECAUSE I SMOKE

    02/22/2013 8:25:37 PM PST · by FreedomStar3028 · 157 replies
    So I go in for an interview, everything is going good. It was for an IT help desk in an office. The interviewer asks me a lot of questions, and asks do you smoke? I said yes. She immediately says, I can't give you the job then. This is in Oregon. I looked up laws and there is a statute where companies cannot use smoking as a consideration when hiring, they can only ban smoking at work. Any advice would be great. Thanks! Ooops, almost forgot. Long time Lurker, looking to meet some new FRiends.
  • Leading on Entitlement Reform (How some states are leading the way)

    12/17/2012 7:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Michael Barone
    Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation’s unsustainable entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare. But out in the states, politicians of both parties aren’t averting their gaze from impending fiscal crises. They are working to change policies that have put state governments on an unsustainable trajectory. The most obvious example was the passage of a right-to-work law last week in Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union. Passage of the law was retaliation for an attempted power grab by both the UAW and public-sector unions — Proposition 2,...
  • Friendly reminder from GAO: You’re about to hit the entitlement iceberg, people

    12/05/2012 10:03:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    While we meddle on the margins and stay safely ballparks away from anything that might actually tackle our deficit and debt problems: The Government Accountability Office warned in a report Monday that if cuts are not made to mandatory spending — including Social Security and Medicare — there will be a fundamental gap between spending and revenue as more baby boomers retire.“Significant actions to change the long-term fiscal path must be taken,” the GAO warned. Strangely, the Government Accountability Office does not headline this report with the $800 billion we can raise over 10 years from tax hikes on those...
  • Cribs for needy families stolen in Woodstock (unintentional irony alert)

    11/30/2012 7:31:43 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 75 replies
    wsbradio ^ | nov 29, 2012 | Pete Combs
    When Monti Price arrived for work at the Hope Center in Woodstock Wednesday morning, she was struck by what she did not see. “I noticed a big empty space in our parking lot where our trailer used to be,” she said. Inside that trailer, five brand new cribs intended for needy mothers like Angela, who earned them by attending parenting classes. Angela arrived at the ministry for pregnant women and new mothers on Thursday afternoon, hoping to pick up the crib for her three-month old son, David. “Just to find out this,” she said, shaking her head in sad surprise,...