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  • What Time Do the Polls Close? It's Govt., So Don't Ask

    11/03/2014 9:53:30 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    My poor blind wife sits at home awaiting my return from work.I simply want to know if I can get her to the polls in Roseville, California before they close.The first question about voting is, "what time are the polls open?"If this were a business, not only would "what, where, how, why and when" be the first thing a serious venture that isn't "too big to fail" would inform its customers about…If you look on the internet for any business that has to please its customers or else go out of business, you'll see on right Google "open until (8:00...
  • For Man in Ebola Virus Cleanup, a History of Fraud

    11/02/2014 2:45:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 1, 2014 | BENJAMIN MUELLER
    The chief safety officer of the hazardous-materials company that cleaned the apartment of New York City’s first Ebola patient was, in a past career as a mortgage negotiator, accused of fraud in 2009 by the attorney general at the time, Andrew M. Cuomo. In recent days, the safety officer, Sal Pane, has been the public face of the company, Bio-Recovery Corporation, which cleaned both the apartment of the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, as well as a bowling alley that he had visited the night before he was taken to the hospital. .........Mr. Pane said he changed the spelling of his...
  • Obama Went And Appointed An Ebola Czar — And Now The Man Is Nowhere To Be Found

    10/29/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-30-2014 | Roberta Rampton
    Roberta Rampton, Reuters October 29, 2014 It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the crisis. Since starting last Wednesday, Klain has been seen only once, in a photo op on his first day, leaving health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health - and...
  • State Department Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To U.S. (Infected Doctors & Medical Aides)

    10/28/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-28-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Stephen DinanThe Washington TimesOctober 28, 2014 The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop. Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed...
  • Ex-Administration Official Sums Up The Obama Administration's Insularity In One Brutal Sentence

    10/28/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 10-27-2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Brett LoGiurato October 28, 2014Politico Magazine editor Michael Hirsh asked on Monday whether the Obama administration was full of a "team of bumblers" on the foreign policy and national security sides. At the heart of the criticism is the charge that the Obama White House is too insular and often doesn't have a strategy. According to House Armed Services Committee staffers who spoke to Hirsh, there is often a lack of coordination among the White House, Capitol Hill, and the Pentagon. And the general feeling is that the administration's National Security Council, which has beefed up to 300 members from...
  • 5 Year Old Under Ebola Evaluation at a New York Hospital

    10/27/2014 12:43:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    WPTV ^ | 10/27/2014 | Ashley Fantz
    (CNN) -- A 5-year-old boy who recently returned from Ebola-stricken West Africa is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center after experiencing a fever, Dr. Ram Raju said on CNN on Monday. Special Section: More Ebola news The boy is undergoing an evaluation, which includes taking a thorough history of the child's recent travel with his family to West Africa and finding out if he's come into contact with people who have Ebola, said Raju, the president of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which oversees Bellevue. CNN's Chris Cuomo asked why the child wasn't simply tested...
  • Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

    10/25/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2014 | Carlo Allegri
    Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.
  • Petty Government Hacks In Norcross, GA Shake Down Their Screw-Up Victim For $300

    10/22/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    NewsRadio106.7 ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Remember the woman who had her home sold out from underneath her by the inept hacks of Norcross, GA city government? The ones who received tax payments from her for three years, then seized her home without notice and sold it (also without notice) because they claimed they didn't know how to contact her. At her HOME. Where she LIVED? Yesterday city officials denied knowing anything about anything and suggested that, since the home had a new legal owner, there might not be anything they could do...except keep the money from the sale and throw this family out on the...
  • The Incompetence Virus

    10/20/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 10 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 10/20/2014 | David Catron
    The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, “As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus … they're getting a major assist from the news media.” Boehlert believes that media coverage of Ebola has abetted the GOP’s low designs by creating the “unfair” impression that the Obama administration is somehow incompetent ... Presumably, this indictment includes notorious right wing rags like the New York Times, which recently published an op-ed by Joe Nocera that points out the obvious: “When you...
  • 2001 Holiday Inn Ebola commercial... funny!

    10/18/2014 6:35:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | ~2001 | Holiday Inn Express (2001)
    Funny 2001 TV spot of Ebola researchers who stayed at Holiday In Express...
  • Why Has Ebola Czar Nicole Lurie Been MIA?

    10/16/2014 3:02:22 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/15/2014 | IBD Staff
    Preparedness: Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A. You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days. Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak. After all, it's right there in her job title.
  • Obama when asked the difference between his handling of Benghazi and the Ebola virus…

    10/15/2014 4:52:40 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I recently learned about Hanlon's Razor, the cynic in me wants to believe it's all on purpose...but probably not.
  • CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

    10/15/2014 2:27:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.
  • It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • T. BOONE PICKENS: Obama Is The Worst President We've Ever Had

    10/13/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 10-13-2014 | Julia La Roche
    Julia La Roche October 13, 2014 We asked billionaire energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens on Friday what worries him the most about America. "Lack of leadership," he said. "We have the worst president we ever had," Pickens said. "I mean, he's going to be determined the worst before he ever gets out of office. He accomplished a lot less in eight years. Nobody else has ever done that. You know, Jimmy Carter loves him because he was the worst until he showed up, Obama (snip)
  • CDC’s Ebola Advice to Airline Crews: Watch for Passengers 'Using Restroom Many Times’

    10/09/2014 6:12:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    Cnsnews ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a video designed to instruct commercial airline crews on what they need to know and do considering that someone suffering from Ebola might end up on one of their flights. The video advises crew members working in the passenger cabins of commercial airliners on international flights to watch for people “who seem unwell or are using the restroom many times.”
  • A Culture of Incompetence

    10/06/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    Obama’s left never accepts responsibility for anything. Weaned on the sour milk of thuggish, tenured academicians and marinated in the surreal stew of lawyer-land, the odd creatures that infest our White House have no notion of work or honor or duty. This manifests itself in different ways. Mendacity has been elevated almost to a secular religion. Obama, his officials, his armies of minor minions prevaricate with such aplomb that one wonders if they truly know when they are lying or telling the truth. The disgraceful trail of obfuscations, dissimulations, and quarter-truths are invariably defended by the administration’s flacks with the...
  • What Is With Our President?

    10/04/2014 3:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The National Review's Campaign Spot ^ | October 3, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    From the last Morning Jolt of the week: What Is With Our President? Contemplating President Obama’s confident – and erroneous – assurance that Ebola was unlikely to reach America, and that if it did, America’s hospitals and doctors were prepared to diagnose and respond immediately — a veteran speechwriter for cabinet officials wrote in: In the times that I was involved in speeches for various folks in the previous administration they and those around him were highly attuned to hyperbole and statements such the one Obama made about Ebola. Now people can crack wise about Iraqi intelligence and the like,...
  • (Vanity) So...What do YOU think the outcome of the Ebola scare will be?

    10/03/2014 7:11:47 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 123 replies
    10-3-14 | Hoagy62
    Okay...I have been reading many of the Ebola-related threads. This crap scares me, as I'm sure it scares many of you. I have seen posts that say this is going to spread due to the administration's incompetence. I have also seen posts that say it will spread due to the desire for the country's destruction by the same administration. This thread is to find out what you think the outcome is going to be. Martial law? Death on a massive scale? Suspension of elections and/or the Constitution? Will there be a public backlash? Or do you think it's going to...
  • Texas Hospital Blames Flawed Software for Ebola Misdiagnosis

    10/03/2014 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | October 3, 2014
    The Dallas Hospital that sent Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan home said a software flaw, and not human error, caused doctors to miss the diagnosis, NBC News is reporting. The electronic health records (EHR) system that the hospital uses has a separate workflow for physicians and nurses. The travel history of the patient was located in the nursing portion of the workflow within the EHR, but not in the physician's workflow.
  • Sanitizing crew turned away at Ebola patient’s residence in Dallas

    10/03/2014 7:20:25 AM PDT · by Marie · 79 replies
    Q13FOX ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | Q13 FOX News Staff
    DALLAS, Texas (CNN) — The Dallas County Health and Human Services director said Friday that the Ebola situation there is “under control.” “It is contained,” Zachary Thompson told CNN’s “New Day” on Friday. The Ebola patient’s “family is being monitored. There is no outbreak. And so therefore everyone should ease their fears and allow public health officials … to respond to this issue.” Four days after a Liberian man was diagnosed with Ebola in the Texas city, the apartment where he stayed has not been sanitized, a cleaning crew contracted to do the job said. Four other people are still...
  • Obama. Time for a graceful exit strategy.

    09/18/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 30 replies
    Kenny Bunk | 09/18/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    As the Republic slowly twists in the wind of the worst American Administration since George III, it is possible that even Team Obama's key kabuki players recognize that their front man, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., (or II) has been in failure mode since the heady days of Admin I. But, what to do with an Admin II fool who now dangerously believes in the omnipotent legend created for him and thus believes himself free to act on his own, and perhaps even more dangerously, to ignore the basic responsibilities of the post, namely to show up? I am hoping that...
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    09/15/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • Obama’s ship is sinking

    09/14/2014 10:15:18 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded airstrikes will not be a sufficient match for the size and weaponry of the terrorist army. They miss the point. The disjointed speech wasn’t really about terrorism and launching a new war. It was about saving Obama’s presidency. He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point...
  • White House Denies Report Obama 'Hesitated' On James Foley Rescue Mission

    08/31/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2014 | Paul Szoldra
    Paul SzoldraAugust 30, 2014The White House is pushing back on a report in the Sunday Times earlier this week that said Obama "took too long" to authorize the mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS militants, a decision that journalist Toby Harnden reported made the mission impossible. The report, which offers a broad overview of the failed July 4 mission to rescue Foley, had two paragraphs which were very interesting: Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured...
  • TRADING FOR BERGDAHL MEANS MORE FOLEYS

    08/21/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. President Obama responded by bombing the fourth green during his long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He also lectured ISIS on the true meaning of Islam: “ISIL speaks for no religion…ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings….One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” The faculty-lounge insult approach has proved ineffective. ISIS is now threatening to kill journalist Steven Sotloff. They reportedly hold two other Americans as well. And they will undoubtedly seek to kidnap more Americans...
  • 50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong

    08/09/2014 5:15:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Why would anyone dislike Barack Obama? Could it be because of what he’s done in the White House? As you get a refresher on the national nightmare that has been Barack Obama’s presidency, keep in mind that the biggest difficulty in compiling it was limiting it to just 50 examples of corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence. 1) Because of Obama’s policies since he became President, 11,472,000 Americans have left the work force. 2) “Fewer Americans are at work today than in April 2000, even though the population since then has grown by 31 million.” — Mortimer Zuckerman 3) The number of...
  • Nevada family reportedly faces $1.2M in medical bills over ObamaCare typo, confusion

    08/08/2014 9:38:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-8-14
    <p>A Nevada family reportedly is grappling with more than $1 million in medical bills, after the insurance they bought on the ObamaCare exchange refused to pay claims over a typo and other issues.</p> <p>The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Kynell and Amber Smith are dealing with a six-month nightmare. It all started when Amber Smith in February delivered her daughter five weeks early.</p>
  • John Bolton: ‘The World's Descending Into Chaos’ Under Obama

    08/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8-6-2014 | Bradford Thomas
    Bradford Thomas August 6-2014 On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the president’s ineffective leadership, “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putin’s hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countries—“aggressive” tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American people’s...
  • Barack Obama: Maliciousness. Not Incompetence.

    07/28/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/28/2014 | Erick Erickson
    For the longest time I have chosen to chalk our President’s stumbles, bumbles, and disasters up to incompetence. He is in over his head. He is inexperienced. He is out of his league. It is hard to accept otherwise. But it is clearer and clearer that is not true. It is clear that President Obama’s disastrous policies are premised not in incompetence, but in maliciousness. Our President — and he is our President — is not a stumbler and a bumbler, but a Nero who when not persecuting Christians, plays golf while the world burns. President Obama has surrounded himself...
  • The turbulent summer of 2014

    07/17/2014 1:06:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let’s take a tour of the disasters. Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for his so-called Victory Column speech. Now, Germans suddenly sound as if they are near-enemies of the U.S. Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly was furious that her cell phone was tapped by American intelligence agents. She just kicked the top CIA official out of Germany, further enraged that the U.S. had recruited at least one German official to provide intelligence on the German government. Polls show that Germans find Vladimir...
  • Right and left finally agree: Obama has checked out

    07/16/2014 11:20:37 AM PDT · by Veto! · 48 replies
    Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2014 | Darrell Delamaide
    It’s one thing if hardened critics like Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly ask whether the Obama presidency is “imploding,...” Or if Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers says Obama “seems to have taken something like an early retirement,”…..[his]recent speeches reveal “a state of mind that suggests he has checked out.” It is another, however, if the chief U.S. commentator for the Financial Times, Edward Luce, takes Obama to task, as he did this week, in an op-ed titled “Farewell to trust: Obama’s Germany syndrome.” Luce takes the flap over the CIA spying on an ally like Germany as symptomatic of an administration...
  • 'We're really sorry': US sends 14,000 draft notices to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | July 11, 2014 | AP, via Fox News
    No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment." The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week.
  • Paul Krugman: The Incompetence Dogma. So Much for Obamacare Not Working

    06/28/2014 11:29:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/27/2014 | Paul Krugman
    Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it’s going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good. Indeed, health reform has been on a roll ever since March, when it became clear that enrollment would surpass expectations despite the teething problems of the federal website. What’s interesting about this success story is that it has been accompanied at every step by cries of impending disaster. At this point, by my reckoning, the enemies of health reform are 0 for 6. That is,...
  • HOW US [OBAMA'S] POLICY ENABLED THE RISE OF AL QAEDA 2.0 AND THE COLLAPSE OF IRAQ

    06/16/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2014 | by DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA
    Policy decisions and politically driven censorship of the American national security establishment have helped strengthen Al Qaeda's successor and hastened the collapse of the nation of Iraq. ​The current administration and the President represented Operation Iraqi Freedom as the "wrong war," as opposed to the "good war" that was Afghanistan. The Vice President even called the end of our involvement in Iraq one of the great achievements of Obama's tenure. With the jihadi group ISIS now in control of parts of the country that together equal the size of Syria, taking over former US bases, and moving toward the capital...
  • 'INTERNAL VA EMAIL' REVEALS LOS ANGELES VA HOSPITAL 'MANIPULATED' RECORDS

    05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the...
  • SEVEN VULNERABLE SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR VA SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI'S RESIGNATION

    05/29/2014 10:23:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Seven vulnerable Democrats are now calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation after a preliminary Inspector General’s report confirmed allegations of a scandal in the agency.
  • State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

    05/28/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon via The Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014 | By Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon
    The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report. The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds“could expose the department to substantial financial losses.” The report centered on State Department contracts worth...
  • Obama Is Incompetent, Some Democrats, Liberals Now Say

    05/28/2014 12:14:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama's failures to adequately address his administration's biggest challenges demonstrates that he does not have the competence to be an effective president, some liberals and Democrats have begun to claim. CNN's John King said Sunday that Democrats have been telling him privately that Obama is "detached, flat-footed, even incompetent," he "doesn't want to take command, doesn't want to act fast," and "this White House doesn't appear to have its hand on the lever [of government]." And on Tuesday, liberal National Journal columnist Ron Fournier accused Obama of "intellectual dishonesty" for blaming his failures on Republicans. "The candidate of...
  • Redefining incompetence

    05/27/2014 9:30:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    QandO ^ | May 27, 2014 | David McQuain
    I remember well the liberal Democrat echo chamber calling G W Bush “incompetent”. It was their mantra. Their rehearsed talking point. And the went on the weekend shows and in front of every camera they could find to repeat it. Over and over and over. If Bush was incompetent, what in the world does that make Obama? This inept and incompetent White House just outed their own CIA station chief in Afghanistan in a picture of the Obama trip there over the Memorial Day weekend. A trip clearly designed to distract from the growing VA scandal goes south in a...
  • (Vanity) Google search is no longer linking to Free Republic pages

    05/23/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 72 replies
    Vanity by Yossarian | 5/23/14 | Yossarian
    Free Republic is a great resource to visit and browse, but it also is valuable to use as a searchable resource. It is very useful to see what FReepers have to say on various subjects, as we come from wide array of backgrounds, and have lived practical lives in the very-real world. Hence, one of the ways I access FR is via Google's search engine. I do a search, but specify to ONLY get results from Free Republic by appending "site:freerepublic.com" to the search term(s). In the past, this would guide me to the pages hosted on freerepublic.com, full of...
  • John Kerry, under fire

    04/30/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Apr 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Name one high-profile issue that’s going well right now for Secretary of State John Kerry. Russian troops are still sitting on the Ukrainian border, and Russian-backed militants haven’t backed off inside the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is still taking Kerry’s calls, but not seeming to care much about what’s being said. Syrian President Bashar Assad announced Monday he’s running for re-election, unopposed, eight months after firing nerve gas over President Barack Obama’s red line. Kerry’s attempted peace process reboot between the Israelis and Palestinians has stalled out. And then, “apartheid” — what the future could hold for Israel...
  • Insurer Admits Nearly 1,000 Doctors Wrongly Placed On Covered California Provider List

    04/22/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | April 22,2014 | No Attribution
    Two months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch first reported about some doctors listed on the Covered California exchange were actually not accepting the plans, insurer Anthem Blue Cross admitted that nearly 1,000 doctors were erroneously listed. According to a statement by the California Medical Association, the insurer recently notified 965 physicians that they were wrongly placed on the exchange’s list. The notice, which was posted on April 9th, stated that the doctors were “inadvertently” listed for “a certain period of time” during the open enrollment period.
  • Both at Home and Abroad, Obama’s Presidency is Floundering

    04/20/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately. Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets were still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the U.S. fully recovers from its recession. Ouch. If Yellen's forecast proves right, this means it will have taken Obama's administration nearly eight years to lift our economy out of its long and painful lethargy.
  • 10 rules of an incompetent professional

    04/11/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 4/10/14 | Pedro Amador
    I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. I’m positive you’ll recognize someone close to you who appears to be a true professional but who, in reality, isn’t anything more than an unqualified beginner. These are, in my opinion the most important rules:
  • Jimmy Carter plans trip to Venezuela

    03/01/2014 6:54:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    What could go wrong? A lot, if you consider the former peanut farmer and president’s last intervention in Venezuela.Joshua Goodman of AP reports on Carter’s expressed interest in going to Caracas: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip. Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent...
  • Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine

    03/01/2014 1:11:00 PM PST · by tje · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3:47 PM, Mar 1, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    A White House official emailed some reporters to say that President Obama's team met today to discuss the ongoing situation on Ukraine. It appears President Obama did not attend. "The President's national security team met today to receive an update on the situation in Ukraine and discuss potential policy options. We will provide further updates later this afternoon," reads the full statement.
  • Pelosi Disavows Responsibility for Obamacare Failures

    02/02/2014 10:20:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
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    01/31/2014 8:09:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This appearance by Nancy Pelosi on The Daily Show starts to run off the rails almost immediately. Jon Stewart starts off by asking Pelosi about why people talk about politics rather than policy, to which Pelosi answers by … complaining about Republicans. Stewart doesn’t take the bait, though, and starts pressing Pelosi for answers as to why big-government politicians can’t produce competent government — and gets stunned by her admission that she can’t explain why ObamaCare failed: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Stewart said that Democrats...
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    01/30/2014 7:10:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
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