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  • The most bizarre moments when these spoiled kids met the real world

    04/08/2017 11:19:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 45 replies
    Sometimes it takes an everyday chore for someone spoiled to realize they have it pretty good. Like, say, using a broom.
  • The Runaway Entitlement Train

    04/03/2017 6:19:36 PM PDT · by 198ml · 18 replies
    Debtor Nation: In its latest long-term budget outlook, the Congressional Budget Office warns that our budget is seriously out of whack and endangers our nation's future. While the report will likely be ignored in Washington by politicians who like spending your money, American taxpayers would be wise to heed its message. The CBO has its issues as a prognosticator, especially when it comes to "scoring" congressional bills. But its long-term forecast for the budget is the equivalent of a horn sounding on a faraway train coming down the track: If you're on the track, you ignore the sound of that...
  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    12/05/2016 2:59:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    ....Clinton is so far ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the presidency that she no longer even feels the need to pay attention to the Republican nominee. Buoyed by a double digit lead in some national polls, Mrs Clinton has said she is now looking past Mr Trump entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by her rival. "I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” Mrs Clinton said when asked about Mr Trump’s charge that American media outlets are in cahoots with her presidential campaign.
  • 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
    Observer.com ^ | 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
    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...