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  • Tired of Hearing about Gruber [satire]

    11/23/2014 9:34:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    The American people are “tired of hearing about Gruber,” according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Video tapes of MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), have been doing major damage to the Administration’s credibility over the past two weeks. In the videos, Gruber is repeatedly shown describing voters as stupid and gloating about how Democrats used this stupidity to deceptively enact the ACA. Earnest warned the media to drop the issue “because, frankly, the President is tired of hearing about it. These tapes and the alleged deceptions they portray...
  • White House: GOP fanning 'stupidity' flames for political advantage

    11/18/2014 11:24:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Republicans are hyping past comments from ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber as a way to distract from what’s going well for the healthcare law. After saying that Gruber’s view that the healthcare law was passed partly because of the “stupidity” of the American voter is not shared by “anybody at the White House,” Earnest challenged claims that ObamaCare was not passed in a transparent way. He also suggested that few Americans are paying attention to the controversy. “People are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the fights from 2009 and 2010,” Earnest said Tuesday at...
  • The stupidity of ‘experts’: Big-government intellectuals seldom own up when their policies fail

    11/18/2014 5:25:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | Richard Rahn
    The only surprising thing about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s revelations that the legislation was based on a series of lies and voter stupidity was that Mr. Gruber was so stupid to think no one would see the videos of him saying so. The good news is that, perhaps, many more Americans will wake up to the fact that Obamacare is not the only hoax they have been subjected to, and will be much more skeptical about policy experts’ snake oil. Most of these schemes increase the power and money flowing to the political class and their “experts,” while robbing the...
  • Gruber's Gruesome but Right...

    11/14/2014 8:10:07 AM PST · by mononymous · 41 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 11/14/2014 | Mononymous1
    Prof. Gruber’s admission that passage of Obamacare depended on the “stupidity” of the American public should come as no surprise to anyone; the man should be applauded for his candor. Examining the answers to the following questions would suggest that he was and is absolutely right. It is the dependency on the existence of these people that have kept the Democrat party in power; it is their base, it is to whom they appeal and the rest of us, while living in this country, simply pay the price for their voting habits . So: (1) how did “hope and change”...
  • VIDEO - Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Know Who Gruber Is , Says ‘ He Didn’t Help Write Our Bill ’

    11/13/2014 11:36:06 AM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 13, 2014
    Published on Nov 13, 2014 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined in with the White House’s attempt to distance itself from a key figure in the creation of the Affordable Care Act who claimed the bill was passed with help from “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter.” MIT professor Jonathan Gruber — who assisted congressional staffers in writing the bill — made such claims last year during an academic conference, but the video only became widely-viewed this week. He has since appeared on MSNBC to call the comments “inappropriate,” but did not deny his underlying...
  • Obama ‘rethinking Syria strategy, wants to oust Assad’

    11/13/2014 4:25:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/13/14 | Stuart Winer
    Administration no longer believes it can defeat Islamic State in Iraq without also intensifying efforts to square Syria, including removing brutal president..... ....Obama has instructed his national security advisers to review the administration’s policy on Syria and make removing embattled President Bashar Assad from power a key element in defeating the Islamic State group in Iraq,
  • Jonathan Gruber to MSNBC: My ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’ Remark was Inappropriate

    11/11/2014 12:53:38 PM PST · by SteveH · 140 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    On MSNBC Tuesday, Gruber told Ronan Farrow that he “spoke inappropriately” when he made the comments, which surfaced this week in an online video. “The comments in the video were made at an academic conference,” Gruber said. “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.”
  • Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Deception Video Goes Viral (Newsbusters Was First!)

    11/10/2014 5:15:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    On Saturday, Newsbusters was the first major website to feature a video posted to YouTube by AmericanCommitment of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber boasting in 2013 how he helped deceive the public via a lack of transparency about that bill. Some readers were anxious about that video being made better known to the public since at the time the article was published, there were only a couple of dozen views of the video on YouTube. Well they needn't have worried because since then the video has gone over the top viral to the extent that Rush Limbaugh led his show talking...
  • Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter

    One of the architects of Obamacare said the law was written in a deliberately “tortured” way and relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to ensure its passage. In a newly unearthed 2013 clip, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT health economist who helped craft parts of the Affordable Care Act, got fairly candid about the tactics used to get the Affordable Care Act passed during a panel at the Annual Health Economists’ Conference last year.
  • Cosmetic surgery to fix ear "tribal piercings" on the rise

    11/08/2014 1:45:00 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alphonso Van Marsh
    Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won't accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. "I don't regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was," Palmer says about his younger counter-culture days of gelled hair, skinny jeans and ear plugs - also known as ear gauges or "tribal" ear piercings. "Patients realize [ear gauges] are not becoming in terms of job hunting or work - sort of like tattoos," Edwards says.
  • Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy (died to get high)

    10/25/2014 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 25, 2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. "I really tried to discourage him ... I kept telling him over and over, there are no easy answers in life," Ingeborg Oswald said. But she knew she couldn't stop him. Overshadowed by his "overachieving" triplet brother and sister, Oswald said Kyle "was going through this...
  • MSNBC Host to 'Wingers': Ebola Was Spread at a Private Hospital in a Red State, You Know

    10/13/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-13-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ladies and gentlemen, MSNBC host Joy Reid has a statement to make: Joy Reid JoyAnnReid "To the anti-government wingers in my thread: so far, the only "spread of Ebola" in the U.S. was caused by a private hospital in a red state." 1:33 PM - 12 Oct 2014
  • Pot should be legalized, regulated and sold like alcohol, says addiction centre

    10/10/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 165 replies
    CityNews Toronto ^ | 10/09/2014 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre is calling for the legalization of marijuana, with strict controls that would govern who could buy weed, from where, and in what quantity. In a policy statement released Thursday, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto said cannabis should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly and with limited availability and an age limit, possibly through outlets similar to provincially operated liquor stores. “Legalization means that we remove all penalties for cannabis possession and use by adults,” said Jurgen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at CAMH. “Canada’s...
  • But They All Vote Democratic ... Strange & Disgusting Fashions Worn In Public.

    10/05/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 29 replies
    Pulptastic Site ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | RACookPE1978
    Just a link. http://pulptastic.com/thought-fashion-sense-bad-discovered-god-help-us/ Yes, the images are "Safe for Work" .. Just not recommended for viewing after a meal.
  • A 33-year police veteran stars in Oregon’s new $2M marijuana legalization ad campaign

    10/02/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 201 4 | Niraj Chokshi
    Marijuana legalization advocates in Oregon have launched a $2 million-plus ad campaign starring a 33-year police veteran. The new ad, embedded below, features Pete Tutmark, a former patrol sergeant and sheriff’s deputy. Tutmark criticizes what he calls a “broken” system that diverts resources from important crime-solving to drug arrests and urges his fellow Oregonians to vote yes on measure 91 this fall, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use. “Last year in Oregon, there were 13,000 citations and arrests for marijuana,” he says in the ad. “That takes time, time better spent solving murders, rape cases, finding missing children....
  • Georgia woman files bogus $94 million tax return, gets arrested

    09/28/2014 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Salman · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Georgia authorities went to a great deal of trouble to nab a woman who filed a state income tax return for a whopping $94 million. State revenue agents actually cut a check for $94,323,148 and told Brigitte Jackson to come on down to a Cobb County bank inside a supermarket to cash it. And when she arrived and tried to redeem the bogus document, the handcuffs came out, reported WSB-TV.
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Clinton Labor Sec.: ‘Mostly white’ suburban county to blame for Detroit’s woes

    09/21/2014 2:24:32 PM PDT · by walford · 87 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential via EAG News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Tom Gantert
    DETROIT – In a recent Detroit Free Press op-ed, University of California-Berkeley Professor Robert Reich places the blame for the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy on the “mostly white” residents of Oakland County. Detroit-in-ruins-15“But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they would otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans,” Reich wrote. “ … But one thing is for certain: A very large and prosperous group close by won’t sacrifice a cent — the mostly white citizens of neighboring Oakland County.” The reaction of one Oakland County official was that Reich,...
  • Are We Evolving Stupidity? Are we dumber than our grandparents?

    09/19/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-19-14 | Brian Thomas
    Are We Evolving Stupidity? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Are we dumber than our grandparents? Social psychologists are tracking IQ scores and noticed a decline in the last decade after a steady rise since the 1950s. Some wonder if the recent downturn reflects genes that have been eroding all along. Are we evolving stupidity? The concept of eroding genes—steadily but slowly marred by new slightly harmful mutations that occur every generation—has its proponents and detractors. New Scientist consultant Bob Holmes wrote, “The most controversial explanation is that rising IQ scores have been hiding a decline in our genetic potential.”1 Holmes...
  • Police chief: Legalize marijuana, use tax revenue to fund drug treatment [Madison WI]

    09/16/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Wisconsin State journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Nico Savidge
    Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate of whites in the city. Koval called efforts to enforce laws against marijuana an “abject failure,” and said the same about the broader war on drugs. “We’ve done such an abysmal job using marijuana as a centerpiece of drug enforcement,...
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

    09/15/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation. "We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event. The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire...
  • 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.
  • An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea: You’re A Racist And A Phony

    09/09/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Anne Gus
    Dear Iggy Azalea: I am Anne Gus—journalist, social-justice activist, and reigning Queen of Thought Catalog. I know you’re finding it hard to believe that someone like me would bother writing to someone like you, and I know that you might be a teeny bit starstruck right now, but you’ve, like, been on my radar for a while now and I can’t remain silent about you any longer…I can’t let your atrocities go, like, unchallenged anymore…so congrats, I guess you can consider yourself officially famous now that I’m talking to you…or whatever. Iggy, in many ways we’re very similar people. We’re...
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • Things I've learned from watching C.O.P.S.

    08/27/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Facebook ^ | ongoing | walford
    If you say "I didn't do nothing man" enough times, the officer will typically think, "ya know, this man is so adamant that he's innocent, I believe him. I'll let him go." If you struggle hard enough with the police while they're trying to put cuffs on you, the officers will typically think, "this one has spirit; I'll let him go." The one with no shirt is the innocent man. Only innocent people run from the police. "I wuz scurred!" Even if the officer finds contraband on the subject, if he's black, the officer is in reality hassling him on...
  • Saggy pants law challenged by critics

    08/20/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 136 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Kristin Giannas
    ......over a month after signing the controversial saggy pants ordinance, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said Tuesday he no longer supports it..... His stance comes after criticism by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The groups claims to be taking direct action against the city, which can mean a lawsuit, according to Dale Landry, with the NAACP Florida chapter. "I'm sorry, it's going to be black males that are the subject of this," Landry said.
  • Pay more for gas? Radical U.S. Chamber thinks you should

    08/13/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    If you think the price of a fill-up at the local service station is steep, Thomas J. Donohue will not be your favorite guy. Donohue, the President and CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the nation’s infrastructure. So much so, in fact, he’s written a piece titled, “Let’s pave the way for infrastructure funding,” in which he opines that it’s time to “raise the gas tax.” "The U.S. Chamber believes", he writes, "that the simplest, most straightforward way to fix the Highway Trust Fund is to raise the gas tax, which hasn’t been done in...
  • Women ordered to stop praying inside mall

    08/06/2014 5:49:06 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 34 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals. Meet Tammy Brantley of Dublin, Ga. She’s a wife, a mom and an avid power walker. She’s also a person of deep faith in God. Tammy is the co-founder of “Dublin Girls Run,” a group of local ladies that combines Southern fellowship with physical fitness.
  • How to fool Boehner into NOT Impeaching Obama: Accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach Obama!

    07/29/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 103 replies
    Graewoulf | July 29, 2014 | Graewoulf
    All it takes for Obama to protect himself from Impeachment is to accuse Boehner of trying to Impeach him. Always a fool for reverse psychology traps, Boehner dutifully held a Presser today and said: "We have no plans to Impeach the president. We have no future plans. It is all a sham." BINGO! Obama's part-time Day Job is safe, because Boehner is really, Really, REALLY STUPID! Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

    06/13/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 12, 2014 | chuck ross
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller. The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children...
  • AZ Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use

    06/10/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Airzona Daily Sun ^ | June 7, 2014
    Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use PHOENIX — State Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people — many of them former soldiers — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, an administrative law judge has ruled. Judge Thomas Shedden said Humble relied solely on the lack of scientific “peer-reviewed” studies in determining that PTSD should not be added to the list of conditions for which marijuana could be made available. But the judge said the health chief should also have considered the testimony of doctors and nurses who said the drug has helped their...
  • Shonda Rhimes Tells Students "Ditch Your Dreams" in Dartmouth Commencement Speech

    06/10/2014 6:21:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    elle ^ | 6/9/14 | Lauren Le Vine
    ...Shonda Rhimes delivered a poignant commencement speech to Dartmouth's graduating class of 2014. And while she admitted to being so nervous she could poop (her words) and completely unqualified to give advice, the Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator did, in fact, dish out some extremely useful information..... "When people give these kinds of speeches, they usually tell you...Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and donÂ’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true. I think thatÂ’s crap.... "Whenever you see me somewhere succeeding in one area of my life, that almost certainly means that I am failing...
  • Meet the Christian Leaders Who Are Suing for Gay Marriage as a Religious Right

    Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison has joyfully officiated same-sex marriages in her corner of the conservative South since 2006. “It is just a delight to be able to help these couples celebrate their lives together and work with them to craft their vows,” said Allison, her bright voice laced with a twang.
  • Florida Five: Senate passes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, medical marijuana clears House

    05/02/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | May 02 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Senate approves in-state tuition for undocumented students: The Florida Senate voted Thursday to let undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. The 26-13 vote came as no surprise. The sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, was confident he had the votes for week. But that didn’t stop him from getting emotional in debate on Thursday. “The eyes of America are on us,” Latvala said moments before the vote. “I think we’re setting an example. I think we’re doing the right thing.” Read more Medical Marijuana Photo Source Hightimes.com House passes non-euphoric medical marijuana bill: The Florida...
  • Will Liberal Cities Leave the Rest of America Behind?

    04/30/2014 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April30,2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    How can governments adopt substantial, effective policies in order to benefit the poor and the working class when corporations, the affluent and owners of capital can pull up stakes and relocate with ease? Standing in opposition to these adverse trends, a wave of newly elected mayors from New York to Seattle has taken office committed to deploying the power of city government and aggressive wage and tax policies to attack inequality and revive social and economic mobility. These outspoken mayors have generated a growing optimism on the Democratic left that local officials can restore support for government activism. Mayors and...
  • Your Government Owes You a Job

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Raúl Carrillo
    The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.Involuntary unemployment is barbaric. In the wealthiest country in history, almost 30 million people wish they had full-time work. But, as always, there aren’t enough jobs. And because economic security requires decent work, it’s unsurprising that 50 million people are poverty-stricken and 16 million children are hungry. This is a disgrace and an economic error: the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort. A right to a job may sound outlandish, but it’s common sense. You...
  • Jeb Bush: America's Immigration System Should Be More like Canada's

    04/27/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said that illegal immigration is like an "act of love" and promoted amnesty at a "Davos in the Desert" education conference in Arizona. Now, the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has suggested that parts of America's immigration system should be more like Canada's. Jeb Bush ✔ @JebBush Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken one? http://t.co/gT1Zby7xZL 5:03 PM - 23 Apr 2014 Skilled immigrants to be offered 'express entry' to Canada in 2015 The Canadian government is forging ahead with anew immigration system that will offer "express entry"...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • Immigration bill could help put Texas in play... Drudge has GOP on life support

    04/26/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Peyton Craighill
    We reported on Tuesday about the major demographic problem facing Republicans. So, how can the GOP start winning larger shares of non-white voters? Reforming the immigration system might not be the answer. Why not? Because reforming the nation's immigration laws could very well create a whole bunch of new Democrats, including in some key swing states. Let's break it down. The rise in the Hispanic population in the United States is problematic for the GOP, but so far it's been quite slow. In 2004, Hispanics made up 6 percent of all voters. That ticked up to 7 percent in 2008...
  • Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change.

    04/22/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by machogirl · 41 replies
    Slate via Stripes.com ^ | 04-21-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. Its conclusion: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization as we know it, but we can still fix it if we decide to work together. But in addition to the call for cooperation, the reports also shared an alarming new trend: Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars. That finding was highlighted in last week's premiere of Showtime's climate change docu-drama...
  • Why did two German 'hobbyists' deface a cartouche of Khufu inside the Great Pyramid

    01/18/2014 9:33:27 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | News.com.au
    EXACTLY what drove two men to pretend to be archaeologists and hack off pieces of the Great Pyramid? Atlantis. It's a tale of cranks, conspiracies and an ancient cartouche. The Great Pyramid of Khufu (also known as Cheops) on the Giza Plateau is the largest pyramid in Egypt and the only surviving example of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cartouche? It's an ancient red-pigment scribble deep inside the Great Pyramid said to be the linchpin in identifying who it was actually built for. Is it an authentic ancient Egyptian depiction of his name, or a 19th century...
  • 8 great moments in human stupidity

    04/10/2014 4:50:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 30 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a few funnies as we're about to round the corner on this week...Except for #6 all of these are (or should be) profiles in liberalism...6 was probably conceived by conservatives for libs... Unfortunate logo placement
  • Conservative media is unintentionally protecting Obama

    04/08/2014 1:48:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | John Podhoretz
    When it comes to Obama-era scandals, the American Right’s predominant emotion is frustration — a frustration that causes hypertension levels usually seen only in Cubs fans and the unfortunates hired to do PR for Lindsay Lohan and Shia LeBoeuf... --snip-- Why is this happening? Ironically, the mainstream media heavyweights may feel liberated from the responsibility of covering Obama administration malfeasances because of the existence of the alternative conservative media that have arisen over the past 20 years — talk radio, Fox News, and multiple websites...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • Atlanta’s Morris Brown College Down to 35 Students

    03/26/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 54 replies
    The Afro ^ | 3/21/14 | Afro Staff
    With a mountain of debt and less than three dozen remaining students, Morris Brown College in Atlanta may be reconsidering its refusal last year to sell its 37-acre campus to the city, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in February that the school sought a bankruptcy court’s approval to retain a real estate broker and pursue the sale of its campus. It was unclear how that sale would affect the college’s handful of remaining students and its continued operation. The historically Black institution was founded in 1881, but was crippled in 2003 when it lost its accreditation after...
  • Disproportionate Numbers of Black Kids Being Suspended from Preschool Programs

    03/24/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 109 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/21/14
    Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools—and they're disproportionately Black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data released March 21 by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Advocates have long said that get-tough suspension and arrest policies in schools have contributed to a "school-to-prison" pipeline that snags minority students, but much of the...
  • The Profound Arrogant Ignorance and Stupidity of Liberals in Charge

    03/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. They’re even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate.In case you missed it, Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX” shortly after filing his first quarterly installment for 2014...
  • Cummings Discusses Issa’s Rude Actions at Committee Hearing (BARF Alert)

    03/19/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 17 replies
    The Afro ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zenitha Prince
    In an exclusive interview with the AFRO, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), discussed the events of a March 5 hearing held by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Cummings is the ranking member. During the hearing, former IRS employee Lois Lerner was questioned on the agency’s alleged targeting of conservative political groups. Chairman Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.) posed questions for approximately 15 minutes, though Lerner had already invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to speak. When Cummings tried to take his turn, Issa adjourned the meeting, turned off Cummings’ microphone, and he and other Republicans filed out. AFRO:...