Stories of the Day
BOOM! “The Supreme Court dropped a huge bomb on the Obama administration, unanimously rebuking the President for arrogating to himself the determination of when Congress is in session for the purpose of making recess appointments. According to reports on the opinion, the court may have taken a middle path on what a recess actually is, toning down one appellate court ruling that only allowed for recess appointments between formal session.” Breaking: Supreme Court unanimously rejects Obama recess appointments
Leftist brain washing is working. “They’re living at home in growing numbers. They’re not buying homes, which creates ripple effects throughout the housing market. They’re having more babies out of wedlock than in it. Why can’t millennials get it together?” Millennials Skip the Ring and Mortgage
Because they’re rich, and didn’t have to work for it, they’re clueless, but they’re in power, and that should scare all of us. “That was my archetype of the accession to wealth story until I read about Chelsea Clinton, who recently told Fast Company in an interview how she gritted her teeth and took on lucrative gigs before deciding to join her family’s philanthropic foundation because, “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t.” She decided making money bored her after all and decided to pursue her true Clinton calling, which was telling people what to do. In Chelsea the Clintons had finally become true aristocrats, finally left their Little Rock roots. Chelsea had joined that elite group which has had money for so long it bores them. She, as the British well knew of the upper classes, finally accepted her duty to rule, shouldered the burden and paid the sad price for a life cursed with luxury and privilege. [Snip] Morality is for the middle class. Gustave Flaubert knew that aristocrats valued the right to pursue their calling free of the niggling restraints of bourgeois respectability. “There was an air of indifference about them, a calm produced by the gratification of every passion; and though their manners were suave, one could sense beneath them that special brutality which comes from the habit of breaking down half-hearted resistances that keep one fit and tickle one’s vanity — the handling of blooded horses, the pursuit of loose women.” The problem of course is what happens when the long-rich go broke. The once-rich-now-bankrupt become worse than bust, they become ridiculous. A modern example is John Kerry, who is making a beggar’s tour of the Middle East. He still acts like King of the World, but his latest stop was Kurdistan, where he pleaded with those tribesmen to save Obama’s foreign policy from collapse. “Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse.” The plea may have fallen on deaf ears, as the Kurds seem determined to have their way.” Our Ruling Class Elites
Another reason to pay for your purchases using cash. “You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. That’s because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do.” Hospitals Spy on Your Purchases to Spot Bad Habits
“When you raise taxes dramatically and roll out tons of burdensome regulations, a contracting economy is only a surprise if you’re an idiot. Or a member of this Administration and the press. But I repeat myself.” “The last estimate had GDP shrinking slightly from the prior quarter. The current estimate has it shrinking a lot: 2.9 percent on an annualized basis. If this keeps up for another quarter, the economy will officially be in recession.” MEGAN MCARDLE: Big Losers In The GDP Report: Democrats.
Another reason not to trust the media, but then, we already knew this! “Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there. The CBS correspondent reported on Fast and Furious, the shifting explanation for the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, and the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website. “But as time went on, it was harder to get stories on,” she says. “There are people who simply would rather just avoid the headache of going after powers that be because of the pushback that comes with it, which has become very organized and well-financed,” she says on my TV show this week.” Media Loves Big Government: Reporters seek out stories about government saving the day
They can’t say they were wrong, so they continue to cover up the truth. “So the media are left in an untenable position. If you say Barack Obama is a mistake, then you yourself are a mistake. Who wants that? No wonder they won’t investigate the scandals. No wonder they won’t report any of this. They are too ashamed of themselves to speak. The heroes of Watergate are no more, if they ever were. (That was always basically a chimera.) The myth of the crusading investigative reporter is not only dead, it’s decomposed. In the disintegration of the Obama administration, the end of the mainstream media is not collateral damage, it is the core damage. That is already evident in the response to the IRS scandal. It is metastasizing rapidly despite the near blackout by the MSM. In one recent poll 63 percent of Democrats think the IRS intentionally destroyed the emails. Democrats. How’d they find that out? Not from the New York Times. Get ready for endless tantrums of many sorts. When moral narcissism of the level we have been experiencing breaks down, anything can happen. The media will do almost anything to preserve their fragile selves. Evasion, distraction and outright lies will be continuous and may reach unprecedented levels. The mainstream media has been in trouble for years, but their silence about the ills of the Obama administration has finished them off as never before. They will stumble on, but from here on in they will be, as was said of the U.S. during the Vietnam era, a “pitiful, helpless giant.” IRS: Shame and Loathing on the Media Trail
Dirty politics. Click on over to see the flyer, and then get very mad. With over 4,000 comments so far, you know our side is VERY mad. “It’s generally agreed that Thad Cochran squeaked out a win in Mississippi last night in part by getting Democrats, especially African Americans, to turn out. Here’s a flier that was distributed in heavily black precincts suggesting how he accomplished this.” The Flier That Got Thad Cochran Elected?
Lies responsible for getting folks to the polls. “That sentiment appears to have made the difference for Thad Cochran last night — in addition to the “walking around money” John referred to last night. Here is aNew York Times report from on the ground in Mississippi. Note the reference to one black Democrat getting paid to organize and to a pastor telling people to wave “Thad” signs. [Snip] ‘White Democrats also turned out for the senator. Dorothy McGehee, 88, a lifelong Democrat who registered blacks to vote in the civil rights era, found herself putting out Cochran yard signs in Meadville, Miss., and begging her friends to vote. Kino Sintee, 17, and three black friends waved “Thad” signs on a street corner in a black Hattiesburg neighborhood. They said the preacher from Mount Olive Baptist Church asked them to help out. “They’re talking about taking everything away from us,” he said. “People still need stuff.’” ‘People Still Need Stuff’
It’s all about him. “Our policy toward ISIL has become about the Obama brand, as every decision by this White House always has. You can predict Obama’s behavior by asking how it effects his image. Policy is just a means to an end for the profound, gnawing narcissism that fuels him. Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what you can do for the Obama legacy. [Snip] An unchecked ISIL guarantees a future where we will wake again on some clear September morning, and be filled with shock and agony as thousands of Americans lay dead in some new 9/11, all because in the Summer of 2014 Barack Obama stared adoringly into the mirror of his own legacy while averting his eyes from a dark horizon and a blood-red sky.” Just Enough to Fail
Be very scared. “A particularly disturbing report which aired on ABC News on Tuesday night indicated that fighters in Syria and Yemen are arming themselves with non-metallic explosive devices which could evade detection. Those fighters, many of whom are Western and may even have access to American passports, may be preparing attacks on the United States.” Terror warning: Syria fighters with U.S. passports and non-metallic bombs bound for America?
If you’re curious, don’t buy it just yet. It will be on the clearance rack soon. “Readers panned Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices giving the former First Lady’s biography a very low 2.1 rating at Amazon. Reader Liv wrote in
I’ve been reviewing for Amazon for a decade and I have NEVER seen a mainstream book with this low a star rating. She is getting slaughtered! Sales must be not only thru the floor but clear down to the septic tank.” Ouch! Hillary’s “Excruciatingly Boring” Hard Choices SLAMMED By Readers With 2.1 Rating
Not surprising based on what reader’s are saying about the book. “Lagging book sales means Simon & Schuster will likely be stuck with thousands and thousands of hard copies of Clinton’s memoir and may not recoup the multimillion-dollar advance it paid her to write it.” No one is reading Hillary Clinton’s new book: Sales tumble by more than 40 percent in second week
Yet, the Obama administration said that they are surprised about what’s happening. “When tens of thousands of unaccompanied alien children poured across the southern border in the past few months, many Americans were surprised. But government documents suggest that federal immigration authorities, to some extent, anticipated the crisis and prepared for it. [Snip] Meanwhile, the website that displays federal contracts shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a subdivision of the Department of Homeland Security, posted two Requests for Information (RFIs) seeking “escort services” for unaccompanied children this spring. The contractors are to convey UACs from the custody of U.S. Border Patrol and other federal agencies to shelters throughout the continental U.S. run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which falls under the Department of Health and Human Services. The first request, posted January 29 and noticed by the conservative website Weasel Zippers June 20, sought escort services for 65,000 UACs.” The Feds Prepared for the ‘Surprise’ Surge of Child Migrants: Immigration authorities anticipated the consequences of Obama-administration laxity.
Fighting back. “California suburbanites are engaged in a fight with the federal government over its attempt to turn a residential building into a detention center for illegal-immigrant children. The Department of Health and Human Services submitted an application to the city of Escondido’s Planning Commission to use a 35,200 square-foot facility to house almost 100 children. On Tuesday night in this suburb of San Diego, the city commission held a hearing to review the request and unanimously voted to oppose the application. Several hundred people filled the chamber hall to make their voices heard, and people at the meeting say the overwhelming majority opposed the application. The standing-room-only crowd spilled over into an adjacent room and nearby hallways, and onto the grass outside.” Suburban Californians Fight the Feds: A community stops illegal-immigrant kids from being held in its town.
Here’s something to cheer you up. “House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who on Wednesday held a hearing to raise national security concerns about the new wave of illegals, revealed Thursday that many of the teens are placed with relatives, including parents who are in the U.S. illegally, and then ignore court orders to appear for immigration hearings. Once they are picked up by immigration officials, “they are given a court date, expected to return, a year or more later,” said the Virginia lawmaker. “The overwhelming majority of them, more than 90 percent, do not return for their hearings and as a result we have a problem,” he added.” Report: 90% of illegals skip immigration court appearances, 135,000 will go missing
Don’t let the Left get away with revising history. “Do we remember that Bill Clinton signed into law the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 that supported regime change in Iraq? He gave an eloquent speech on the dangers of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. In 2002, both houses of Congress voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution authorizing the removal of Saddam Hussein by force. Senators such as Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Harry Reid offered moving arguments on the Senate floor why we should depose Saddam in a post-9/11 climate. Democratic stalwarts such as Senator Jay Rockefeller and Representative Nancy Pelosi lectured us about the dangers of Saddam’s stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. They drew on the same classified domestic- and foreign-intelligence reports that had led Bush to call for Saddam’s forcible removal.” Looking Back at Iraq: It is historically inaccurate to say the war was cooked up by Bush alone.
Working over time to hide the truth. “Here’s a quick list of those Democrats who have dedicated more time to telling the world what a great organization the IRS is than figuring out whether it was used to silence opposition to the Obama administration.” Scandal, what scandal? Meet the six top Democrats covering for the IRS
Eventually, all of the media will have to play catch up. “Pace’s point is the most important. The emails themselves are not especially damning, but they support the central narrative surrounding the IRS scandal; namely, that political considerations came into play in the application of tax law. Moreover, this email exchange validates the concerns of those who wonder whether Lerner’s missing emails contain information critical to the investigation into this scandal. It is events like these lead nearly three quarters of the country to support the congressional investigation into the IRS’s alleged abuses. Those in the press like Weigel who reacted with reflexive nonchalance to the latest emails now appear to be out on a limb. The slow drip of developments surrounding the IRS scandal is growing into a torrent, and events are happening faster than they can be explained away.” IRS scandal evolving too fast for reporters to ignore
Even if there weren’t any victims (which there were) wouldn’t it still matter? “As if Democrats on Capitol Hill repeatedly apologizing to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wasn’t enough, we can now add NBC’s Chuck Todd to the list of liberal IRS sympathizers.Yesterday during MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, Todd wondered if the IRS storyactually has any victims.” NBC’s Chuck Todd Wonders If The IRS “Actually” Has Real Victims
What our elites have been up to while we’ve been busy taking care of our ourselves. “Decades of socialist/progressive indoctrination in our schools, media, and culture, plus six years of Obama, have yielded a devastating unspoken consequence. It is the loss of who we use to be as Americans. [Snip] I mourn the loss of the independent, self-reliant mindset that made our parents great, and of the pride and dignity it generated within them. Welfare (government assistance) was a last resort and for the truly needy.Today, far too many Americans see no shame in living on government assistance or scamming the system. The left’s campaign, led by the Obama administration, to instill an entitlement mindset in many has proven successful. The administration even campaigned targeting minorities, discouraging their instinct to be self-reliant. Even worse, the administration portrays getting on welfare as the honorable thing to do. Dear Lord, what kind of nation are we becoming?” A Heartbreaking Unspoken Consequence of Obama
Still not working for the folks. “The Kaiser survey found those forced to switch plans have far more negative views of ObamaCare than the general public — with 53% expressing an unfavorable view vs. 46% of the public overall. And 57% of those who had their coverage canceled because of ObamaCare say they’ve been negatively affected by the law. No wonder, since more than half ended up paying the same or more for ObamaCare plans than what they had, though they often came with higher deductibles, less coverage, fewer choices of doctors, and offered no better financial protection. The Kaiser survey also found that nearly half of those getting government subsidies through the exchanges don’t even know they’re on the government dole. An official HHS report says 87% of those enrolled in the federal exchange are getting government subsidies to hold down the cost of ObamaCare coverage, but only 46% told Kaiser they were. Even so, 43% of those enrolled in ObamaCare-compliant plans say they find paying their premiums “difficult.”” Survey Says: ObamaCare Isn’t Doing So Well
His falling approval won’t stop him. He’s still got another two and one half years to reek as much havoc as he can upon our nation. “With the rest of the bad news this week, we’ve missed its impact on the electorate to some extent. Two new national polls this week show Barack Obama’s approval rating sliding back toward historic lows, and the economic news this week might make it even more difficult to reverse the trend. Yesterday, Gallup reported that Obama’s weekly approval rating had skidded to its lowest point in a quarter, coming close to a personal low for his presidency.” Gallup, CBS/NYT poll show Obama approval heading toward historic lows
War on Women
The Democrats’ war on women…. “An Associated Press review of Department of Veterans Affairs internal documents found that the VA has let down its vets in yet another way — this time, coming up short on its female health care.The VA’s chief consultant for women’s health, Dr. Patricia Hayes, admitted in an AP interview that there were indeed problems. In spite of the $1.3 billion invested in women’s health care within the VA since 2008, the 390,000 female veterans who visited hospitals and clinics last year were met with inadequate services.” VA Falls Short on Care for Female Vets
For all those low info women, creating a narrative as we approach November elections. “With Iraq in danger of falling apart, new troubles on the Mexican border and other problems mounting up in Washington, President Obama on Thursday will try to the shift the narrative by reconnecting with average Americans. The president will travel to Minneapolis on Thursday and spend a day “in the shoes” of a mystery woman identified only as Rebekah. The woman, whose last name has yet to be revealed, recently wrote a letter to Mr. Obama, inspiring the president to visit her and learn more about her daily struggles. The White House is painting Thursday’s event as the first in a series of “days in the life” events, with the broader goal of getting Mr. Obama out of the Washington bubble and into real America.” Obama to spend day in woman’s shoes