News and Commentary for December 12

“The more nuclear powers there are, the less resistance there is to the addition of a new one. War would not necessarily be inevitable in the China Sea should there soon be five or six nuclear powers with a presence in the region, rather than the present China, U.S., and North Korea. But the odds of conflict would increase — and the ability of the United States to ensure calm would diminish even further”. Nuclear Gangbangers

“Liberals are not going to stop whining about effective conservatives. The double standard will never die. Kelly will not miss a beat. This is a lady who goes on air with a sore throat, flies to LA to do the Tonight Show, and flies home to do her show the next day without missing a beat.” Megyn Kelly, Superstar

“It is unavoidable; it is open and shut; it is a serious political scandal. The fact that two men who came forward to criticize Obama are both hit with a snap IRS inspection days after making their complaints public can simply not be attributed to chance.

There is a principle in law: res ipsa loquitor. “The thing speaks for itself.” In some cases, you don’t have to prove an element of a tort, if it is obvious, based on circumstances, that wrongdoing has in fact occurred.

It is deliberate. It is, in fact, conspiracy.

And it’s outrageous.

Read the whole thing. It’s shocking. They’re not even hiding it any longer: Citizens who dissent from government policy will be subject to harassment by the government’s law enforcement and para-law-enforcement shock troops.” Man Who Complained of Cancelled Insurance Policy Was Soon After Audited By the IRS;Health Care Freedom Activist Helps Him Get His Policy Restored, and Now Finds Himself Being Audited As Well

“Consider Oregon.  According to the most recent numbers from the Kaiser Foundation the average cost of  one day of in patient hospital care in Oregon was $2,967. Oregon has 36 hospitals with a total of 5916 beds,  $300 million in state and federal funds used for Oregon to build its website. would  pay for 101,112 days of hospitalization – enough to fill every hospital bed in Oregon for 17 days.  Instead, it went to pay government bureaucrats and software contractors.” Obamacare’s Opportunity Cost

“Most of Washington seems to have bought the White House claim that the 36 federal exchanges are finally working, and glory, glory, hallelujah. But if that’s really true, then what explains the ongoing secrecy and evasion?

On Wednesday the Health and Human Services Department continued its Victorian-era strip tease and allowed a glimpse into the Affordable Care Act’s “enrollment” for November. Out of respect for a free press, reporters ought to boycott these releases because they’re so selective that they reveal little about real enrollment. But we’ll try to parse the data as best we can without the White House high gloss.” Juking the ObamaCare Stats

“Many liberals still don’t want to acknowledge the rather straightforward fact that if you mandate more insurance benefits in the so-called Affordable Care Act, insurance will cost more. QED. You might be able to cushion the cost increase for some people with subsidies, but not for everyone, and the underlying insurance is still more—not less—expensive.” The Left’s Reality Problem

“See a pattern here?  People who deal in the arts and entertainment and social science world of unproven ideas are Democrats.  The guys who sell sizzle (celebrities), the guys in strike-it-rich businesses (Wall St. and high tech and class-action lawyers), the guys who buy sizzle (the young) and those who want money from the government (bureaucrats, teachers, welfare recipients) – they’re the Democrats.

People who work hard to create something in the real world, who are paid hard earned dollar by dollar, who pay attention to costs and customer service, who feel the heavy hand of government regulation, or married women responsible for a family – they vote Republican.” Who the Democrats really are

“For decades, Washington has passed budget that increased current spending and raised taxes with the promise of spending cuts in the “future.” It’s a process that held drive our nation towards a $17 trillion debt. The Ryan-Murray deal simply offers more of the same.” Half of Ryan-Murray Budget Cuts Don’t Happen Until 2022

“My heart hurts for any kicker who blows it in a high-stakes situation, even when it helps my team. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t keep me from cheering my own team’s victory. But there’s something so raw and human about a kicker, collapsed to his knees with his hands to his helmet after failing to do the one thing he’s trained to do his whole life. This passage probably isn’t making Foster feel any better, so I’m glad he got Bush’s letter. My point is, I agree with W. and wish him the best.” George W. sends letter of support to Alabama kicker after Iron Bowl

“Manifestly undemocratic, in contrast, is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried to bypass the media by releasing a sanitized visual record of his activities through official photographs and videos, at the expense of independent journalistic access.” Obama’s Orwellian Image Control

Comically Evasive Mouthpiece Jay Carney attempted to claim that it was perfectly normal to claim an event was “private,” and thus no press was permitted, and yet also send a White House propaganda photographer there to take pictures to be distributed publicly via social media and OFA emails.

One reporter insists that the Obama Administration is less transparent than the Bush Administration. Her colleagues seem to agree with her claim.

Carney’s claim is that the Internet– the “transformation” of the news by the Internet — has forced Obama to engage in deception and propaganda.” Press No Longer Believing Claims That Obama’s Administration is the “Most Transparent In History”

“The president of the United States, leader of the free world, standard-bearer for everything upright, good and wholesome about the nation he leads, lost his morality, his dignity and his mind, using the solemn occasion of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday to act like a hormone-ravaged frat boy on a road trip to a strip bar.” Flirty Obama owes us an apology

““That’s kind of a bummer.” Let’s translate that from MSM to English: I broke news — I’m a successful wire service photog! But I broke news that made Mr. Obama look bad. I’ll never hear the end of this from my peers standing around the Monsieur Coffee machine in the AFP break room in their Paris HQ. I am a failure of a photographer. I’ll never be stupid enough to break news again. Mon Dieu! Where did it all go wrong?” Of Course: Photographer Who Took POTUS Selfie Photo Ashamed He Broke News

“Wiggleroom didn’t win on a set on bedrock principles from which he has now temporarily deviated. He ran and won on lies and smears and cutting-edge technology. The smears no longer matter because Romney is out of the picture, and there are no more voters to get to the polls via an iPhone app.

All that’s left is the lies, brutally exposed by the ObamaCare rollout.” Good Time Barry’s Got the Blues

This: “Hunter Yelton of Cañon City, Colo., is accused of sexual harassment. Hunter Yelton is 6 years old and in the first grade. “He has a crush on a girl at school, who likes him back,” reports Colorado Springs’ KRDO-TV. “It may sound innocent enough,” the station intones. But in Barack Obama’s America, even a small boy can become a sexual suspect.” And this: “Clearly buffoons are in charge of the school and the district, but what does that have to do with Obama? The answer is that these buffoons are following orders from Washington.” JAMES TARANTO: Free Hunter Yelton: Meet the littlest casualty in the war on men.

“Our culture has removed this important step from our teenagers’ lives and that harm carries from their teen years into their professional future. My brother interviews job applicants who have graduated from college and has expressed profound worries about the abilities of these newly-minted professionals. They don’t understand how to come in to work on time, how to stay at work all day, how to focus on a task and complete it. They’re more worried about their social media, their benefits package, and their workplace. Mark Bauerlein of Bloomberg News: “In the 2011 survey, 40 percent of employers cited ‘inadequate basic employability skills’ as a reason for why they can’t hire and keep workers.”” They have no work ethic. They’re stunted.3 Reasons Why Our Teenagers Can’t Find Jobs

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