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  • 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
    liveleak.com ^ | 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 cant 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
    ricochet.com ^ | 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 Smerconishs radio show about President Obama and opposition that hes faced since winning election. I support the president, I believe hes 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
    self
    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 Austins Paramount, motorcade sped east just past I-35 to Franklins, 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 youre like most people and all New Democrats, your response will be because thats 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 dont vote, it doesnt 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 Clintons 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! Weve 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 Americas aging population. The big takeaway is that our population will be getting much older between now and 2050. And since Im a baby boomer, I very much like the fact that were expected to live longer. But as a public finance economist, Im not nearly as happy. As I explain in this interview with the Wall Street Journals 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 its 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
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news ^ | 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 ( http://bit.ly/1n7Jyqb) 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 forcethey dont have jobs and they arent looking for jobs. These 92 million Americans arent just out of workthey 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] youre 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...
  • Theres 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
    Weve 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 governmentsupplied 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 years 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 dont 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 wont define me by my FAFSA or by my familys income. Im 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 · 151 replies
    Me
    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 nations unsustainable entitlement programs Social Security and Medicare. But out in the states, politicians of both parties arent 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: Youre 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,...
  • Has America Become a Huge Duck Pond?

    11/12/2012 9:02:12 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 35 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-12-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dr Wayne Dyer describes people as eagles and ducks. With a majority of Americans voting to give the undeserving Obama a second term, I felt like the odd-man-out voting against him. It occurred to me that I have a history of being odd-man-out, not in sync with the thinking of my family and friends. When I was in junior high school, my dad acknowledged my artistic talent and encouraged me to pursue a career in that field. Dad said, You could be a great black artist someday. While I appreciated Dad's support, I thought, Why can't I simply be...
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets], said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyns Gerritsen Beach. Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick. Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/30/2012 2:31:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 October 2012 | Abbey Rogers
    It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in 2005....(excerpt)
  • Fiscal Cliff? The Real Threat Is The 'Entitlement Cliff'

    10/16/2012 5:24:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/16/2012 | By MARK E. LITOW AND MERRILL MATTHEWS
    Putting Paul Ryan on the GOP ticket ensured that the presidential campaign would focus some attention on Medicare's fiscal challenges. But that debate barely touches the scope or depth of the entitlement challenges facing the U.S. economy. The fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year pales vs. the entitlement cliff forced on us by a multitude of entitlement programs that we can't afford. Most people think of entitlement programs as Social Security and Medicare for seniors, Medicaid and perhaps some other means-tested welfare programs. But there are many more: veteran benefits, unemployment, the children's health insurance program, disability...
  • Amanda Clayton, Won Lottery and Remained on State Aid, Found Dead

    10/02/2012 3:23:39 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    JDJournal ^ | 10-2-12
    Amanda Clayton made the news last fall for winning $1 million in Michigans Make Me Rich lottery game. The reason she made the news was that even after winning the lottery she continued to receive public assistance. Now Clayton is back in the news after she was found dead this past weekend in a Detroit suburb. Clayton, 25, was at home with her daughter in Ecorse when she died of an apparent drug overdose. Her daughter was right next to her sleeping. They were watching a movie together. She started crying, and thats when Rachel walked in and she tried...
  • Are You a Moocher?

    09/20/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    City Journal ^ | 09/20/2012 | BENJAMIN DOMENECH
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got into trouble this week for a leaked video of his remarks at a private fundraiser, where he indicted (and wrote off electorally) roughly half the country as government dependents subsisting on entitlements. The video prompted a hue and cry from media observers that Romney has (once again) blown the election. Their judgments are mitigated slightly by their multiple previous claims that Romney had already said something to blow the election. But the politics of Romneys remarks may not be as bad as many in the media suggest. Heres the portion of Romneys statement that...
  • Mitt Sees the Emperor Without His Clothes

    09/18/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 28 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 18 September, 2012 | Joan Fischer (joanie-f)
    Mitt Sees the Emperor Without His Clothes. Will the Rest of America Listen? There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing ... Mitt Romney In our relatively short 200+ year history, America has experienced a handful of watershed events. The Civil War was probably chief among them,...
  • 47 % Polarized America: What The Entitlement Plantation Has Built.

    09/18/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 21 replies
    Graewoulf | September 18, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of buying votes by promising FREE STUFF to potential voters according to the dictate of Karl Marx: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." This has led to a Polarized America. This polarization has increased as the number of those with ability has decreased and the number of those with needs has increased. Romney is correct that 47 % of voters pay no Personal Federal Income Tax. Romney is probably correct that these same 47 % will vote for Obama no matter what. The Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM), supports...
  • ENTITLEMENT RUN AMOK: 82yo Lady w/Long Record Busted Again, BLAMES GOVERNMENT 4 Insufficient Welfare

    09/05/2012 4:34:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'I wouldn't do all this nonsense if the government gave us more money' Hopenchange + Don King = this? There's clearly something wrong with 82-y.o. klepto/Angelino Doris Thompson:first off, she'sgot a 20-page criminal record dating back to the Eisenhower era, primarily due to the fact that nothing else seems to interest her nearly as much as stealing money. Alas -since she's not particularly clever- Thompson displays a consistent propensity to get caught. She also seems to be missing the guilt chromosome, and mistakenly believes -like so many other losers these days- that the world owes her a living. The...
  • Is the entitlement class the oligarch of an unsuspecting and diverse liberal plutocracy?

    08/21/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Despair ^ | Now | Me
    (Just Asking) Is the entitlement class the oligarch and puppet master of an unsuspecting and diverse liberal plutocracy? Is the entitlement class the ultimate oligarch and puppet master of an unsuspecting and diverse liberal plutocracy manipulated into providing free cable TV, free money, cheap illegal drugs and politically connected corporately produced Scooby Snacks? Or does something else drive the entitled where they are going? Most economists say there is but one variable to the economic equation of the United States: the three letter word jobs. Without jobs we are without the gluttonous want that needs to be taxed to keep...
  • 14-year-old steals car, crashes on Parkway after leading officers on chase [mother blames car owner]

    08/17/2012 8:17:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    WPXI ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | local news
    PENN HILLS, Pa. Police said a 14-year-old stole a car on Sunday then led officers on a chase that ended in a crash on a Parkway East ramp. . . Channel 11's Dave Bondy spoke to the mother of the 14-year-old accused of stealing the car. She said what her son did was wrong, but the owner of the car made it too easy for her car to be stolen. "My son was wrong for taking that vehicle but someone jumped out of their car and a 14-year-old seen the opportunity to take the car. He didn't break the...
  • Romney-Ryan Ticket Puts Entitlement Crisis at Center of Campaign (Michael Barone)

    08/12/2012 9:58:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/13/2012Townhall.com | Michael Barone
    On the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk harbor, a coatless Mitt Romney named a tieless Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee. Romney's choice was not much of a surprise after he told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that he wanted someone with a "vision for the country, that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country. I mean, I happen to believe this is a defining election for America, that we're going to be voting for what kind of America we're going to have." This arguably describes some of the others mentioned as possible nominees, but...
  • The Liberal Bill of Rights

    07/15/2012 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 6 replies
    AmericanLiveWire.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | David Webb
    We, the liberals of the United States, clearly knowing whats best for you, have declared that the following rights to be indisputable for a truly progressive and enlightened society. These rights shall be implemented immediately, without argument or qualification, to ensure that America will be a better place for US to live in. So, we present to you Your Liberal Bill of Rights.