Claycord – Talk About Politics

June 27, 2014 20:27 pm · 370 comments

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This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other!

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1 anon June 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

We need lower taxes. Taxes were the last thing I thought wouldn’t hurt me to much after I retired, I was wrong about that.

2 Say What ? June 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

‘California: Pro-Business Latino Democrats Stopped Minimum Wage Hike’

“The burgeoning power of the Latino community in California was illustrated this week by the death of a minimum wage hike proposal in the state Assembly. ”

“Despite the fact that the pro-business Latino Caucus is comprised totally of Democrats, one of its members abstained from supporting the bill. Business groups were astonished to see the bill die in an Assembly labor committee, which was seen as dominated by the state’s unions. ”
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/06/27/Pro-Business-Latino-Democrats-Stopped-Minimum-Wage-Hike

Could it be … there is intelligent life, in State legislature ?
Or is it simply the FEAR of not getting campaign contributions from their mega rich one percent campaign contributors ?

So democrats do what’s good for the people or what’s good for unions and the mega rich?

3 Catch Phrase June 27, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Can tell when democrats have conspired and sent out talking points to be Parroted by their minions, for low information voters and rodeo clown media.
This go round one of the little catch phrases is “humanitarian crisis”.
Count how many times you hear those two words in the next month or so.

Detainee illegals were given new underwear in advance of visit from the doddering 74 year old pelosi. Guess what she parroting as she rambled on? “humanitarian crisis”

4 SAT June 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Mark Leno could learn a little about politics from this .

5 Vote Often June 27, 2014 at 9:33 PM

“Some 6.9 million Americans are registered to vote in two or more states, according to a report obtained by Watchdog.org.

“Our nation’s voter rolls are a mess,” says Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the election-watch group True The Vote.

“Sensible approaches to roll maintenance are fought tooth and nail by radical special interests who can use the duplicity in the system to their advantage,” she said.

The latest interstate voter cross check tallied 6,951,484 overlapping voter registrations, and they’re just the tip of the iceberg.

The cross-check program involves only 28 states and does not include the three largest: California, Texas and Florida. ”
http://watchdog.org/156197/multiple-voters-crosscheck/

6 Anon June 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Latino Caucus, WTF? Illegal aliens by any other name.

7 furian June 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Wingies gotta wing.

It’s in their nature.

8 ... June 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM
9 "gently used underwear" June 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM
10 Elwood June 28, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Six posts before we heard from the hemorrhoid.

11 furian June 28, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Remember wingies, the greatest of these is love!

Hahahahahaha

12 Anon Redux June 28, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Did the IRS “Fix” the 2012 Presidential Election?
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/062714-706638-irs-admits-guilt-pays-settlement-to-national-organization-for-marriage.htm?p=full

The House Ways and Means Committee began looking into wrongdoing after it was discovered that the IRS targeted conservative groups prior to the 2012 elections.

Details are slowly starting to emerge. For example, the IRS employee who illegally divulged information about contributors to the National Organization for Marriage was an employee in the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division formerly headed by Lois “Fifth Amendment” Lerner. His name is being withheld from the public for now.

The intimidation tactics used by the IRS to undermine Republicans and conservatives during the 2012 elections is starting to emerge. These tactics started after Democrat operatives were caught by surprise during the 2010 elections.

That the IRS is continuing to stonewall the public is astounding. The notion that the IRS emails were lost is not credible. Emails have a source and recipients. They move through servers.

13 California, here we come! June 28, 2014 at 7:36 AM
14 PH Phil June 28, 2014 at 7:39 AM

What does that phrase mean “wingies gotta wing?”

15 Anonymous June 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM

We may be seeing the disintegration of someone who can’t stand being ignored.

16 Ann Coulter A True Republican June 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

In a column published Wednesday, the conservative syndicated columnist ranted about soccer and the World Cup, writing that interest in the sport was ‘a sign of the nation’s moral decay.’

What a sicko. This is one of the people shaping the GOP. Wonder why people think they’re out of touch.

17 @16 Phantom Supporter June 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

What makes you think his commnets are for you? There are lot’s of readers on this site and not all comment. As long as he presents facts that are contrary to yours, I’m fine and hope he keeps going.

18 .... June 28, 2014 at 10:37 AM

From Mychal Massie…..

The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s. Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture.”
The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.
I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America . They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.
I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.
I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President, and a love of our country and her citizens, from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish.
His arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies,dishonesty, deceit, mendacity,subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.
I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America . I view that statement and that Mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure
her right to do that.
I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.
And what the two of them have shared has been proven to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address.
He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel .
His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
I Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.
I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are.
There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.
As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader.
He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequaled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America ‘s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.

19 @ 20: Hear hear! June 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM

While I disagree with or am unsure of a few of your details, overall I heartily agree. I often feel like Alice in Wonderland, down the rabbit hole, the world has become so surreal.

BTW to readers in general: the opposite of right-wing is left-wing, not “liberal.” The opposite of “liberal” is “conservative.”

20 commoncents June 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM

ah yes that Mychal Massie of World Nut Daily……

21 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Mychal Massie?

“I am prepared to argue same because, if we have a white Christian conservative as president, we can criticize his (or her) policies without concern of being called racists. It would be expected of that person to adhere to the highest standards of integrity, truthfulness, transparency and protocol. A white Christian conservative’s wife would be expected to exhibit social grace and decorum consistent with the office her husband held and not comport herself as a demimonde or slattern in expensive designer clothes.

“If a white Christian conservative were president, we wouldn’t be called racists for condemning his economic record if the number of Americans not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted) rose from 91.6 million to 92.594 million, which is an increase of nearly a million people in one month and which is what happened from March 2014 to April 2014 under Obama.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/needed-a-white-christian-conservative-president/#cpglUOeOJOZPHoWT.99

- This child is stupid and crazy…must be a conservative.

@ 20: Hear hear! June 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM
“While I disagree with or am unsure of a few of your details…”

- That’s two!

22 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

furian,

Sorry but I’m more of a Carnival or Mardi Gras kind of guy…and parade floats sadden me…too many flowers being destroyed needlessly for wild and erotic display…I prefer dark strip pole bars.

Wanted to bring one into the Claycord.com Bar and BBQ but the Mayor said our insurance wouldn’t cover any injuries to the strippers.

I told him there wouldn’t be any strippers…it was just for the idea of strippers…and the answer was still NO!…Hell NO!.

It’s supposed to be a family bar. Wives do not like strippers.

23 Aspirin June 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: …. #20. What a bunch of overblown, wasted verbiage repeating every winger piece of twisted propaganda. Whoever authored this garbage ought to be headlining on Fox News. My goodness what short, shortsighted and one-sided memories we have. Our last president GW Bush and his liar VP Cheney drove this country into two totally mismanaged wars and a financial meltdown costing thousands of lives and countless treasure. Asking a following administration to fix this mess while being told by the GOP “I hope he fails” set the stage for a new president fighting racism and the outright hatred of too many Americans. Saying “never in my life have I seen such a dishonest leader” forgets Nixon, GW Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rice and the list goes on. Obama is not perfect but he his a very typical American politician, molded by the corrosive atmosphere in a dysfunctional Washington and a hopelessly politicized Supreme Court. Obama resorting to street-fighting tactics should not surprise anyone. I would do the same under similar circumstances.

24 furian June 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM

@24, Strippers can be a lot of fun!

Just not the weekday, middle of the afternoon ones! YIKES!

And @15, wasn’t me, it was another cowardly winger troll. Same old wingies, same old group of chicken sh*t keyboard commandos!

Nothing ever changes!

BWHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

25 Taken Care Of June 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM

“Our message is absolutely don’t send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. That is our direct message to families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. ” obama

obama saying one thing pelosi is dustin’ off the welcome mat.

pelousy just at border in Texas spouting,
“humanitarian opportunity”,
“We are all Americans — north and south in this hemisphere”.

obama is fond of in your face,
don’t be surprised if he pulls something around July 4th.

26 America is dying June 28, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Ultimately it won’t matter what any of us think.

27 Problem Solved June 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Break out the list of “sanctuary cities” and have every citizen in each of those cities house, cloth, feed and be responsible for any costs while illegals are in the USA. First ones on all the lists will be the politicians.

28 Connie Dobbs June 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Someone hand Aspirin a moist towelette.

29 RANDOM TASK June 28, 2014 at 5:17 PM

AND YET AGAIN people the president is supposed to be the leader of the U.S. and all it stands for ……..some things this country does is so we can type all day on a page and most of us collect money for doing it. stop the poor me attitude and start looking at the big picture all this poor me and entitlement is getting us is closer to collapse and us being the new capital of China. the big picture is 50 years of party politics and self centered lifers has set us up for destruction ……we are the next Ukraine as China and the former soviet union are now engineering the takeover of the U.S. dollar and then the country itself……..sleep tight because you may dismiss this comment but it will do you no good when you me and most of us are dead as part of the takeover …stand up for fixing our country not bickering because you think your guy is the best ..please act like adults and not scheming high school students trying to be popular…………..

30 Dennis June 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM
31 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

This great nation has recovered against one of the greatest economic disappointments in its history. We have restored so much that we are now just about where we would be in a protracted normal variation between growth and reduction. Like breathing out and breathing in, capitalistic economies expand and contract and fulfill a long curve growth function.

This we have done.

Our real estate values in California are where they might be in 2010 without the bubble, and inflation is stable except for food prices, which may be a function of national drought experience both now and for last year.

Generally we are very well off against all other economies in the world.

We really don’t have anything to complain about in any way.

Yet we hammer at one another just like the members of the ultra-rich families that complain that this member or that is spending the inherited money on the wrong things and should be kicked out of the trust.

There are temporary changes of control about every eight years that simply changes the source of predictable complaints.

Why participate in the disputes? Because good new works are produced by one group, and works of war and plunder are produced by the other.

I form with the first…not so much a liberal, but a builder of civilization.

32 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 5:53 PM

furian,

I was called The Wicked Eye and it was in San Ramon, near Camp Parks, close to the firearms (machine gun) ranges.

I only know this because the road led to the roller skating rink up on the hill.

33 ANNONeeemoose June 28, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Camp Parks and the Wicked Eye were not near each other. The Wicked Eye was by Golden Skate right along San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon. Camp Parks is south in Dublin.

34 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 6:21 PM

#32 Dennis,

Thanks, the Archduke assassinations story shows on page 13, next to the article on Sir Shackleton’s proposed expedition to Antarctica.

Lots of women’s clothing and corset advertisements…1914 girlie pictures?

Women didn’t read the Telegraph.

35 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 6:41 PM

furian,

“Just not the weekday, middle of the afternoon ones! YIKES!”

Why would a nice man like you know about that?

I know about that, but you should not know about that…they will be accusing you of being a sexist misogynist or a rigid heterosexual.

Me? I’m a rigid Democrat.

36 Anon Redux June 28, 2014 at 6:43 PM

The Day the Establishment Died
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/the-day-the-establishment-died/

Thad Cochran, with the help of the likes of Karl Rove, Senator John McCain, Governor Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), Senator Mitch McConnell, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nat’l Republican Senatorial Committee, won the Republican nomination by campaigning as a Democrat, and getting Democrats to vote in the other party’s primary.

This was cynical, short-sighted politics at its worst. Who do the leaders of the GOP think is going to support Thad Cochran in November? Democrats?

Thanks, K Street – your actions have placed a firmly red Senate seat in jeopardy by alienating every fiscal conservative in the state. Nice move.

I am a Republican. The next time I get a letter from the GOP asking for a donation, I plan to send back a photo of Thad Cochran with the words: “Corrupt Republicans are worse than corrupt Democrats. The Republicans are supposed to be the ones who take the moral high ground. Apparently no longer. Go to hell.”

I would love to see the Democrats do the same. Send back a photo of Lois Lerner with her nose up in the air with words like these: “I plead the 5th. Until you idiots get it straight I am voting Libertarian. Period. End of story”.

37 . June 28, 2014 at 7:02 PM

“…the president is supposed to be the leader of the U.S. and all it stands for”

democrats certainty short changed the American people.

38 .... June 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

@anonnnnn#35….

Watch out…..you’re gonna confuse phantom. He’s having enough problems keeping his “stories” straight without help……

39 Rollo Tomasi June 28, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Those strippers are someone’s daughters.

40 Relentless Incompetence June 28, 2014 at 7:11 PM

‘Zogby Report Card: Obama has ‘lost public trust in his leadership’ ‘

“pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is sinking in the polls as the public is giving up on his leadership at home and overseas.
The president’s polling numbers are down again overall and majorities are negative on his ability to handle foreign policy, the economy, and health care.
He has lost public trust in his leadership. His legislative agenda is not even on life support. ”
http://washingtonexaminer.com/zogby-report-card-obama-has-lost-public-trust-in-his-leadership/article/2550276

41 Old School June 28, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Hey Phantom,
I’m sure furian has plenty of experience
with your rigidity.

42 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

YOUNG DEMOCRAT TRAINING LESSON: Libertarians and groups.

“The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a 501(c)(3) American organization composed of legislators, businesses and foundations which produces model policies for state legislatures and promotes free-markets, limited government, and federalism at the state level.”

- Distributed the recommended text on “Stand Your Ground” Law, which became law in 26 states.
- Stand Your Ground became a part of jury instructions even if the defense did not use or qualify for the defense.
- Womens Outpatient Clinic/Physicians restrictions, in 27 states.

“The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Murray Rothbard, Ed Crane and Charles Koch. The Institute’s stated mission is “to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace

“FreedomWorks originated from a conservative political group funded by David H. Koch called Citizens for a Sound Economy, which in 2004 split into Americans for Prosperity, led by President Nancy Pfotenhauer, and a remainder group which merged with Empower America and was renamed FreedomWorks, led by President and CEO Matt Kibbe.[7] Dick Armey, Jack Kemp and C. Boyden Gray served as co-chairmen of the new organization with Bill Bennett focusing on school choice as a Senior Fellow.[8][9][contradiction] Empower America had been founded in 1993 by Bennett, former Secretary of HUD Jack Kemp, former Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, and former Representative Vin Weber.[10] In December 2006, Steve Forbes joined the FreedomWorks board of directors.[11]

“The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. Heritage’s stated mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense”.

“David Hamilton Koch: Koch supports policies that promote individual liberty and free market principles. He supports gay marriage and stem-cell research.[3][18] He is against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.[3] He opposes the war on drugs[19] and is skeptical about anthropogenic Global Warming. He said a warmer planet would be good because “[t]he Earth will be able to support enormously more people because a far greater land area will be available to produce food”.

“Koch was the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in the 1980 presidential election, sharing the party ticket with presidential candidate Ed Clark. The Clark–Koch ticket promising to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve Board, welfare, minimum-wage laws, corporate taxes, all price supports and subsidies for agriculture and business, and U.S. Federal agencies including the SEC, EPA, STB, FTC, OSHA, FBI, CIA, and DOE.[2][13]

Connect the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page dots.

The Koch Family rules Republican Policy decisions, through the Tea Party.

They are the head of the Snake! Rush Limbaugh is the Minister of Rhetoric.

…promotes free-markets, limited government, and federalism at the state level.”

…public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace

…of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense”.

…promising to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum-wage laws, corporate taxes, all price supports and subsidies for agriculture and business, and U.S. Federal agencies including the SEC, EPA, STB, FTC, OSHA, FBI, CIA, and DOE

back to 1910!

43 French moonbeam June 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

In that failing leftist utopia, France where they tax their rich at 75%, they are now talking about raising the hotel room tax by 500%.

44 Dennis June 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM

@#42
“The Koch Family rules Republican Policy decisions”

still trying to kick that dead horse? If the “Koch Family rules Republican Policy decisions”, which of these rules Democratic Party decisions?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/it-turns-out-the-evil-koch-bros-are-only-the-59th-biggest-donors-in-american-politics.-can-you-guess-who-is-number-one/article/2544025?custom_click=rss

“OpenSecrets.org tallied the top donors in federal elections between 1989 and 2014. Koch Industries — privately owned by the Evil Koch Bros — is on the list, to be sure, but doesn’t appear until the 59th slot, with $18 million in donations, 90 percent of which went to Republicans.

So who occupies the 58 spots ahead of the Evil Koch Bros? Six of the top 10 are … wait for it … unions. They gave more than $278 million, with most of it going to Democrats.

These are familiar names: AFSCME ($60.6 million), NEA ($53.5 million), IBEW ($44.4 million), UAW ($41.6 million), Carpenters & Joiners ($39.2 million) and SEIU ($38.3 million).

In other words, the six biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats than the Evil Koch Bros.”

Three of the remaining four slots in the top 10 were taken by AT&T ($56.4 million), National Association of Realtors ($51.2 million) and Goldman Sachs ($44.8 million).

So, if money is the measure of evil in American politics and the Evil Koch Bros only come in 59th, who is really the most evil donor ever?

Turns out it’s Act Blue, with just short of $100 million in contributions during its lifetime, which only started in 2004, 15 years after the Evil Koch Bros in the OpenSecrets.org compilation.

45 furian June 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM

@35, I never claimed to be nice!

Hahahahahaha

There is a severe lack of strip clubs here in the East Bay, almost makes me miss the City of Industry.

Oh well.

And rollo, those daughters are someone’s strippers!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

46 INcoming June 28, 2014 at 8:32 PM

democrats, so fond of using children for political gain and obama have another problem. The American People.

” Militia members and other concerned U.S. citizens are converging on the border town of Laredo, Texas, on Friday to create a blockade against illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, the organizer of the human chain and protest said on Newsmax TV’s “MidPoint.” ”

“This will continue for days and weeks to come” and spread “to other points” along the U.S.-Mexico frontier…”
http://www.newsmax.com/US/immigration-Laredo-immigrants-surge/2014/06/27/id/579717/#ixzz35sWcJtWb

If the American people have to do what obama administration refuses to do, media not only in America but the world will cover it.
A human border fence.

Could make what happened to the BLM in Nevada look like a walk in the park.

47 .... June 28, 2014 at 8:34 PM

@old school#41….

Now THAT’S a HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Good one!

48 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

#33
“Camp Parks and the Wicked Eye were not near each other. The Wicked Eye was by Golden Skate right along San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon. Camp Parks is south in Dublin.

Golden Skate is five miles from the Camp Parks machine gun range, in Contra Costa County, which why we can say Orinda is near Walnut Creek.

You must be a city kid.

Do you want to know…?

49 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Old School…old fool.

GOTCHA

50 Yhe Phantom June 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

BOEHNER AND MCCONNELL WERE OBVIOUS

“An emboldened, but much less popular GOP, is doing all of the wrong things to try to attain public trust: hog the microphone at public hearings and harass witnesses, sue the president for issuing executive orders, refuse to clear the deck on the troublesome issue of immigration, and not even try to lip sync ‘We Shall Overcome’ in a disastrous display of national ‘unity.’

http://washingtonexaminer.com/zogby-report-card-obama-has-lost-public-trust-in-his-leadership/article/2550276

- Boehner and McConnell were obvious.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4501836/congressional-leaders-gold-medal-ceremony

51 Dennis June 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

WASHINGTON – A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber’s modest productivity this election season to a near halt.

With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting tough votes and to deny Republicans legislative victories in the midst of the campaign. The phobia means even bipartisan legislation to boost energy efficiency, manufacturing, sportsmen’s rights and more could be scuttled.

The Senate’s masters of process are finding a variety of ways to shut down debate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., now is requiring an elusive 60-vote supermajority to deal with amendments to spending bills, instead of the usual simple majority, a step that makes it much more difficult to put politically sensitive matters into contention. This was a flip from his approach to Obama administration nominees, when he decided most could be moved ahead with a straight majority instead of the 60 votes needed before.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/28/election-year-fears-slow-senate-work-to-halt/

Remember those Farrrr Lefties during Sequestration, blaming the GOP, calling them “obstructionists” and even traitors? Because of them, the Dems couldn’t pass any bills?

Now it is the Dems themselves, making it impossible to get even their own bills onto the floor for a vote. Why?

Because each/every one of those votes is going to be poision come November. The Dems don’t want to go on record by voting. Don’t expect anything to get doe until after November, folks.

If you need to say something between now and then, I suggest you start calling the Dems “obstructionists”.

52 Dennis June 28, 2014 at 10:34 PM

“hog the microphone at public hearings and harass witnesses, sue the president for issuing executive orders, refuse to clear the deck on the troublesome issue of immigration”

should have said

“hog the microphone at public hearings and harass CRIMINAL witnesses, sue the president for issuing UNCONSTITUTIONAL executive orders, refuse to SWEEP UNDER THE RUG the troublesome issue of immigration”

etc.

The GOP is doing the right thing; the Dems are doing … nothing but stonewalling (isn’t that what Watergate was all about?).

53 Elwood June 28, 2014 at 10:51 PM

It’s pathetic.

No one will engage with him/them.

So they’ve taken to talking to each other (himself/themselves).

I can hear him now, talking to the voices in his head:

ALL OF YOU JUST SHUT UP!

54 $1.000.000 Reward for Lois Lerners lost e-mails June 29, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Two Texas Republicans are proposing a $1 million reward to anyone who recover former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s lost emails.

Reps. Bill Flores and Louie Gohmert proposed the Identify and Recover Sent Emails Act, or the IRS Act. In addition to the big $1 million bounty, the bill would offer $500,000 to anyone with information that can be used to prosecute officials involved in destroying the emails.

All reward money would be taken from the budget of the IRS. In addition, the bill would cut all IRS salaries by 20 percent until the Lerner emails are found.

55 .... June 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Wow, furian #45 is showing his true colors,

Tine for him to go back to So Cal…..back to the srippers.

He’s one sick puppy…..

56 @54 June 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

I hope the reward comes from their personal wealth they aquired at the taxpayers expense.

57 @53 June 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Do you think you can do the same to dennis. He has diarrhea of the keyboard. And so angry.

58 @ 18 June 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Thank you for the great post, I agree with it 100%

59 anon June 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

#57 Aww. Is he scary. too?

60 Mychal Massie June 29, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Obama is an inexperienced, puerile, mendacious, narcissistic child devoid of good character. He lacks understanding pursuant to how business works and why America has a representative form of government. Congress must take immediate steps to remove this person. What else will he decide he has the right to defy Congress on? He has openly instructed his Justice Department as to which laws he premeditatedly decided he would support. He has encouraged and supported racial prejudice and criminal actions in his Justice Department. He has eagerly become involved in matters in which municipal police departments were doing their job, yet he has glibly ignored unambiguous racially motivated actions in his own Justice Department.

Obama is being openly disingenuous and dishonest in his campaign ads. His behavior and attitude are that of one who views himself as being lord and master of all. It is up to Congress to honor the Constitution and remove this person from office. America cannot wait. The damage he is capable of doing every day we wait is too great to ignore. We must call and write our representatives and tell them enough is enough. We must tell them either they begin efforts to remove him or we will begin efforts to remove them.

61 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

@Mychal Massie – You had me at mendacious!

62 Anon Redux June 29, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Corrupting Healthcare: Public-private Partnerships
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/18544-corrupting-healthcare-public-private-partnerships

Surgery Center of Oklahoma (SCO) has avoided big government “from the day we opened in 1997,” according to Dr. Smith. “We decided we would never take a dime of government money due to the strings attached. Without interference from the government and the big carriers, we are able to just look patients in the eye and treat them as patients.”

“Because we don’t take federal money, we don’t have to deal with electronic medical records. If the federal government has your medical records, your confidential relationship with your doctor is gone.”

“Electronic medical records are a dream for the federal government, and just like the NSA, they mean a total lack of privacy.”

63 Anon Redux June 29, 2014 at 12:24 PM

ObamaCare: Cronyism and Coercion
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/cronyism-and-coercion_795392.html#

Obamacare relies on its risk-corridor slush fund to keep insurance companies in line. It relies on the individual mandate to force Americans into buying overpriced insurance they don’t want.

ObamaCare’s risk corridors are evidence of Big Government’s unholy alliance with Big Insurance, Big Pharma, and Big Hospitals. These cozy relationships can be seen in ObamaCare’s de facto ban on doctor-owned hospitals. ObamaCare is trying herd doctors out of private practice and into big hospital conglomerates.

64 Anon Redux June 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

ObamaCare’s Electronic Medical Records force Hospital Mergers while reducing healthy competition
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-06-28/business/fl-phoenix-physicians-20140628_1_broward-health-health-care-industry-affordable-care-act

65 Yhe Phantom June 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE OCCASION OF RAMADAN

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality. Here in the United States, we are grateful to the many Muslim American organizations, individuals, and businesses that are devoted to creating opportunity for all by working to reduce income inequality and poverty, not only through their charitable efforts, but also through their initiatives to empower students, workers and families with the education, skills and health care they deserve.

Ramadan also reminds us of our shared responsibility to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves and the basic principles that bind people of different faiths together: a yearning for peace, justice, and equality. At a moment when too many people around the world continue to suffer from senseless conflict and violence, this sacred time reminds us of our common obligations to pursue justice and peace and to uphold the dignity of every human being.

As I’ve done every year as President, I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans from across the United States to the White House for an iftar dinner. It will be another opportunity for me to convey America’s appreciation for the contributions of Muslim Americans to our country and to wish Muslims around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, community, peace and understanding. Ramadan Kareem.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/27/statement-president-occasion-ramadan

66 Yhe Phantom June 29, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Mychal Massie?

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said.

“The Republican Party thinks they can lie without limit because they suppose they will not be held accountable for every twisted tale they try to tell. They never show any FACTS, just lies within lies, false accusations, vague implications, cunning innuendos, allusions to conclusions, mission suspicion, and rhymes about crimes…FACTOIDS but no FACTS” ~Yhe фантом

Mychal may just be a vast overreaction to his jealousy of Barack…a well educated, debonair, and famous President of the United States of American…twice.

67 Yhe Phantom June 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM

“Because we don’t take federal money, we don’t have to deal with electronic medical records. If the federal government has your medical records, your confidential relationship with your doctor is gone.”

–”we don’t have to deal with electronic medical records”.

- That’s what we need, more Doctors who prefer no documentation of the practice. These prefer to not have records of prescriptions and avoid certain procedures like CT scans, MRI’s and Vital signs.

68 me June 29, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Haven’t heard much from Phantom and furian lately. They must be having too much fun at their parade in S.F.

69 Obama's Impeachable Offenses June 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Obama is guilty of the following crimes:

Article 1, Sect. 1

1. Used Executive Privilege in regards to Fast & Furious gun running scandal. When Government misconduct is the concern Executive privilege is negated.

2. Issued 23 Executive Orders on gun control – infringement of the 2nd Amendment.

3. Executive Order bypassing Congress on immigration

Violation Article 1 Section 1

4. NDAA – Section 1021. Due process Rights negated.

Violation of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Amendments.

5. Executive Order 13603 NDRP – Government can seize anything.

6. Executive Order 13524 – Gives INTERPOL jurisdiction on American soil beyond law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.

7. Executive Order 13636 Infrastructure Cyber security – Bypassing Congress

Violations: Article 1 Section 1, Art. 4 sect. 4,

8. Signed into law the establishment of “NO Free Speech Zones” – noncompliance is a felony.

9. Attempt to tax political contributions

Violations: 1st Amendment, Art.1 sect. 7

10. Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Law – Obama directed DOJ ( Dept. of Justice ) to ignore the Constitution and separation of powers and not enforce the law.

Violations : Art. 2 sect.2 , 5th amendment, 18 USC 241 – Sec. 241

11. Drone strikes on American Citizens – 5th Amendment Due process Rights negated.

Violations: Art. 1 Sect. 1

12. Bypassed Congress and gave EPA power to advance Cap-n-Trade.

13. Attempt for Graphic tobacco warnings (under appeal).

Violations: 1st Amendment. Art. 1 sect. 8

14. Four Executive appointments – Senate was NOT in recess (Court has ruled unconstitutional yet the appointees still remain).

Violations: Art. 1 sect 2 &5 ,

15. Obama took Chairmanship of UN Security Council –

Violation : Art 1 Sect. 9.

16.Obamacare( A.C.A. ) mandate – SCOTUS (U.S. SupremeCourt ) had to make it a tax because there is no Constitutional authority.

Violations : Art. 2 sect. 1 , Amendments 1, 2, 9, 10, & 14, Art. 1 sect. 7

18. Healthcare waivers – No president has dispensing powers.

Violations: 1st, 2, 9,10, & 14th Amendment, Art 1: Sect. 7

19. Refuses to acknowledge state’s 10th Amendment rights to nullify Obamacare( Affordable Care Act ) .

Violation: Art. 1 sect. 1 , Art. 2. sect. 1 , 10th Amendment

20. Congress did not approve Obama’s war in Libya. Article I, Section 8, First illegal war U.S. has engaged in. Impeachable under Article II, Section 4. Obama falsely claims UN can usurp Congressional war powers.

Violations: Article I, Section 8, Art.2 sect. 1

21. Obama has acted outside the constitutional power given him – this in itself is unconstitutional.

Violations: Art. 2 sect 1

22. With the approval of Obama, the NSA and the FBI are tapping directly into the servers of 9 internet companies to gain access to emails, video/audio, photos, documents, etc. This program is code named PRISM. NSA also collecting data on all phone calls in U.S. Violation of 4th Amendment.

Violations: 4th Amendment.

23. Plans to sign U.N. Firearms treaty – 2nd Amendment.

Violation: 2nd ,4th, 9th, 10th , & 14TH Amendment, Art.1 Sect. 4 , Art. 2 sect. 1

24. The Senate/Obama immigration bill (approved by both) raises revenue – Section 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives;

Violations: Art. 1 sect 4th, 7 ,& 8th, Art. 2 sect. 1, Art.4 sect. 4,

25. Obama refuses to uphold the Business Mandate Law (ACA) for a year. President does not have that authority

70 .... June 29, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Right, phantom. You still get that tingle up your leg when drooling over obozo?

71 . June 29, 2014 at 4:51 PM
72 .... June 29, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Right, phantom. You still get that tingle up your leg when drooling over obozo?

@me…I have a lot more consideration and respect for gays than I do phantom or his little buttwipe…… You know…phantom and furian….who claim to be all-inclusive? Except when you disagree with them…..

73 Money, More Money June 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM

With boring predictability democrat wants a TWO Billion Dollars to solve the border problem. Any problem no matter what it is, democrat solution is always to spend more of YOUR money.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/29/us-usa-immigration-obama-idUSKBN0F40RE20140629?

Better yet take 80% of upper management from homeland security and send them to take care of the border problem

74 furian June 29, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Actually, was at Alameda County Fair, packed full of people and hot!

Didn’t see the Roller Derby there this year, too bad, I enjoyed that.

Might do the S.F. Parade one of these days, looks like fun!

Hahaha

75 @73 June 29, 2014 at 6:48 PM

What was going to be the cost of Bush’s fence that he didn’t complete? One of many solutions that was idiotic.

76 Dennis June 29, 2014 at 7:03 PM

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/29/noaas-temperature-control-knob-for-the-past-the-present-and-maybe-the-future-july-1936-now-hottest-month-again/

NOAA’s temperature control knob for the past, the present, and maybe the future – July 1936 now hottest month again

Posted on June 29, 2014 by Anthony Watts

NOAA_Warm-cool_knob

Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world.

77 I love Claycord June 29, 2014 at 7:40 PM

We should have a Claycord picnic at Cowell Park and we all can wear t-shirts with our Claycord I.D.’s

Dennis
Miss Lisa
Phantom
furian
Connie
Anon Redux
Elwood
Head Liner

This Politics thread is my favorite place to visit, it is like Concords own soap opera.

78 Thanks Obama... June 29, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline – will send oil to Asia

Approves Asia Supply Route, Ignores US Route

H/T Eric Worrall and Breitbart – Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him.

Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia.

The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America.

All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia.

Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like Venezuela. Energy analysts had hoped that construction of Keystone could have replaced almost half of the current U.S. daily crude purchases from that volatile, anti-American dictatorship, depriving Venezuela of the resources it relies upon to stay in power and fund its Cuban allies.

You can’t say Canada didn’t give America a chance – they waited years for the American administration to come to their senses. But in the end, they couldn’t wait any longer, and have put the interests of Canadians first.

Thanks Obama…. You Worthless POS
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Below is a helpful timeline of Keystone events, courtesy of Al Jazeera.

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/multimedia/2013/multimedia/2013/12/a-history-of-keystonetimeline.html

79 Obama The Phony President June 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

#1 “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. PERIOD. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. PERIOD. No one will take it away. NO MATTER WHAT.”

#2 “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

#3 “We agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care. Families will save on their premiums…”

#4 “I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be the president? of the United States of America.”

#5 “We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created.”

#6 “And we will pursue the housing plan I’m outlining today. And through this plan, we will help between 7 and 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages so they can afford—avoid foreclosure.”

#7 “I will sign a universal health-care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

#8 “We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.”

#9 “For people with insurance, the only impact of the health-care law is that their insurance is stronger, better, and more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”

#10 “We will close the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, the location of so many of the worst constitutional abuses in recent years.”

#11 “Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S.”

#12 “We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years.”

#13 “Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.”

#14 “We reject sweeping claims of ‘inherent’ presidential power.”

#15 “Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors — saving them an average of $1,400 a year– and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all.”

#16 “We support constitutional protections and judicial oversight on any surveillance program involving Americans.”

#17 “If we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home, we will end this war. You can take that to the bank.”

#18 “Will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.”

#19 “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

#20 “We have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division and conflict and cynicism…. That is one option. Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, ‘Not this time….’”

#21 “We’ve got to spend some money now to pull us out of this recession. But as soon as we’re out of this recession, we’ve got to get serious about starting to live within our means, instead of leaving debt for our children and our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren.”

#22 “[T]oday I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay – and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.”

#23 “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.

80 RunDogRun June 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM

San Francisco has taken 19,000
homeless off their streets. They
gave them a one-way BART ticket
to Claycord.

81 RunDogRun June 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

If you’re a California transplant,
you are herewith cordially invited
to leave. We have thousands of kids
coming from Central America who will
do your job at a fraction of the price.
Buhbye.

82 Obama and the Cloward/Pivon strategy June 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Our Dear Leader continues the path outlined by Cloward and Piven: Weaken the USA by every method and means available. Then overwhelm it with every crises you can manufacture. Expand the welfare state… and then invite all of central and South America to come to the US to enjoy ‘the socialist democrat benefits’, no questions asked.

Think of it as ‘wealth redistribution’, the Obama way…..

83 Anon Redux June 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

ObamaCare introduces complex red tape similar to IRS Tax Code.
Hurts Patients and Doctors.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2014/05/26/doctors-surveyed-on-first-120-days-with-new-obamacare-patients/

Here are some findings from a survey that captures experiences with coverage under the Affordable Care Act:

62% of medical practices surveyed reported moderate to extreme difficulty identifying patients with Obamacare “exchange” coverage. 60% reported that things like eligibility, cost-sharing and network coverage were somewhat or much more difficult to determine (compared to traditional commercial coverage).

“We are going to have to hire additional staff just to manage the insurance verification process.”

“Identifying plans has been an administrative nightmare.”

“We thought we would be able to identify ACA insurance exchange products by a patient’s insurance card, but quickly found out this just isn’t so.”

75% reported that patients were very likely to have high-deductible health plans. Patients have been very confused about benefits and their portion of the cost. Once they find out how high their deductible is, they cancel appointments and procedures. Practices that are not accepting Obamacare patients mostly reported that they are concerned about the payment risk (typically due to high-deductibles).

“The at-risk piece of eligibility is tremendously hard to determine and explain to patients.”

Primary care providers are now faced with the extra burden of trying to find care within very narrow networks.

Payer directories are woefully inaccurate and impossible to rely on. But then again, false claims start at the top: remember it was President Obama who said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”.

Many patients are learning that they can’t go to the specialist or hospital of their choice. And, they are very upset.

“We are consistently denied “out of network” approvals for the very sick who truly need to continue their care with providers who have worked with the patient for years.”

84 Feckless n Chief June 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

” What was going to be the cost of Bush’s fence that he didn’t complete? ”
More like what’s been the cost because it wasn’t built.

US Chamber of Commerce and others made sure that fence was not built.
An how did they do that? Take a look at who they backed just in the in 2012 election cycle. http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cycle=2012&cmte=US%20Chamber%20of%20Commerce

Ever wonder why you, your kids and their kids have such a hard time finding a good job?
‘ More Jobs Went To Immigrants Than Native-Born Americans Over Past 14 Years ‘
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/151402-took-jobs-study-finds-new-jobs-went-immigrants/
‘ Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years ‘
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/31/two-thirds-of-jobs-go-to-immigrants/

Now were stuck with an incompetent narcissist embarrassment as president.
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/cardozas-corner/198861-the-professorial-president

85 @ Anon Redux # 83 June 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

“We are going to have to hire additional staff just to manage the insurance verification process.”

Pelosi was right when she said ObamaCare will create jobs.

86 Another First For obama June 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

‘ Militants making headway in Iraq and Syria declare creation of formal Islamic state ‘

“The move signifies “a new era of international jihad,” said the spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, who also declared an end to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as the group had called itself.
Henceforth, ISIS will simply be known as the Islamic State…”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/militants-repel-iraqi-forces-attempt-to-recapture-tikrit/2014/06/29/84a63712-ff88-11e3-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html

Mission Accomplished ?

87 Don't Tell the Inventor of the Internet June 29, 2014 at 9:01 PM

‘Global Warming Alert! Antarctic ice levels highest on record’
The new record anomaly for Southern Hemisphere sea ice, the ice encircling the southernmost continent, is 2.074 million square kilometers and was posted for the first time by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s The Cryosphere Today early Sunday morning.
The previous record anomaly for Southern Hemisphere sea ice area was 1.840 million square kilometers and occurred on December 20, 2007.

Global sea ice area, as of Sunday morning, stood at 1.005 million square kilometers above average.

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/90309405888/global-warming-alert-antarctic-ice-levels-highest-on

88 @75 June 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

“Militia members and other concerned U.S. citizens are converging on the border town of Laredo, Texas, on Friday to create a blockade against illegal immigrants crossing into the United States …”
http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/90212429728/citizen-group-plans-human-chain-to-guard-the-us

89 Yhe Phantom June 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

It’s time to rethink the concept of “employee engagement.”

The days of the ANNUAL ENGAGEMENT SURVEY (Snitch sessions) are slowly coming to an end, to be replaced by a much more holistic, integrated, and real-time approach to measuring and driving high levels of employee commitment and passion.

Creating a high performance work environment is a complex problem. We have to communicate a mission and values, train managers and leaders to live these values, and then carefully select the right people who fit. And once people join, we have to continuously improve, redesign, and tweak the work environment to make it modern, humane, and enjoyable.

And despite the simple models engagement vendors use, the reasons for low engagement and turnover are varied.
· Some companies are going through transition and the leadership and management hasn’t re-engaged people.
· In others the workload is too high and the performance management process is flawed.
· Others have a lack of investment in development and talent mobility, making it difficult for high performers to advance.
· Some have a non-inclusive culture (perhaps as a result of history) and cannot attract and retain today’s more diverse workforce.
· Others just have old fashioned working conditions that simply make work difficult.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshbersin/2014/04/10/its-time-to-rethink-the-employee-engagement-issue/?utm_source=OBECrethinkempengBersinone

Demand for goods and services is increasing and inventories are being reduced.

“When the economic expansion breakout takes place, owners and employers will complain they are not being treated kindly, or fairly, or sweetly…and they will forget they themselves treated no one kindly, or fairly, or sweetly.” ~ Yhe фантом

90 I wanna see Sarah Palin's June 29, 2014 at 9:20 PM

High School diploma, because she apparently failed a lot of class, like history and geography.

91 @77 June 29, 2014 at 9:23 PM

I would suspect there would be only 3 or 4 people. Many use more than one name here.

92 @78 June 29, 2014 at 9:26 PM

That’s great news. Thanks.

93 Who PROFITS ? June 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Which MEGA RICH campaign contributor is making billions off Keystone not being built?

“Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, which is among the railroads that would transport oil produced in western Canada if the pipeline isn’t built.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/24/buffett-would-profit-keystone-cancellation/

Nice to know who obama is really looking out for, his campaign contributors.

94 Who PROFITS ? June 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM
95 Yhe Phantom June 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

#77

Two are people…the rest are Republicans.

96 anon June 30, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Supreme Court decides privately held companies are allowed to have religious beliefs:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/30/326926331/companies-can-refuse-to-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says

97 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

“I think one of the things that the ‘dead broke’ comment brought out is Mrs. Clinton’s longstanding and to some degree, understandable resentment about all the years in which her husband was making $35,000 as Governor of Arkansas, she as the family breadwinner,” he said.

“She remembers worrying about paying for tuition for Chelsea’s college, and she does, I think she has a very resentful streak about the years that she sacrificed. And so, she does have a kind of tin ear now about she’s quite wealthy and makes $200,000 a speech, but she remembers the hungry years, I think, and in some ways, that influences her very much.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clintons-book-tour-exposed-flaws-in-the-machinery/

- I remember being broke most of my life and now folks think I have always been well off…and resent it.

98 Barack June 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I’m not having any difficulty dealing with trouble in Iraq.
I decide my foreign policies like I decide on places to eat.
Hmm…. lets go with Chicken & Waffles.

99 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said.

100 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 3:06 PM

The Supreme Court is wrong but cunning in the set-up for the Roe vs. Wade revisiting.

CORPORATIONS EXISTED AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE STATE AND PROTECT THE OWNERS FROM “PERSONAL” LIABILITY FOR DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. IT IS A LEGAL INSTRUMENT OF COMMERCE AND CIVIL LAW.

- Owners want to be a sheltered entity for liability and debts, but when applying “personal” religious beliefs, treated as an individual.

- Now people can sue the owners for liabilities they were protected against before this ruling. The “veil has been pierced” as we say in law.

- The Supreme Court has severely modified the domain of the corporation…unknown to them.

- Now based on this ruling, a corporation can be charged, as a body, and found guilty of penal code violations like rape, murder, and grand theft auto.

FEMALE CITIZENS WERE INTENDED TO HAVE AN INSURANCE COVERAGE RIGHT TO PREVENT PREGNANCY, NOT AS A COSMETIC OR ELECTIVE SERVICE.

- Now the closely held corporation can decline any medical procedure if they are conflicted by Biblical (Old and New Testament) or Shia law.

- Or any free speech subject like anti-nuclear medicine, vaccines, or pharmaceuticals. The First Amendment goes beyond religious freedom.

ELECTIVE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY (ABORTION) IS PROTECTED BY ROE VS. WADE.

- Now the Supreme Court gets to wait for the new review (Marianne vs. Hobby Lobby) of this law of forty-one years.

“When the conservative insists on digging up the past (regression) with a stupid Supreme Court decision, the liberal might respond by resisting the regression. The phony conservative debate is always a rehashing of old topics. This is a resurrection of old battles. This could prevent forward progress by the liberal.

“The conservative strategy is to repeatedly return to old debates, and absorb liberal time, attention, and resources explaining the history and revealing the good thinking behind the facts. This dealing with the past, instead of improving the future, (Gold standard, Income Tax, Social Security, BIRTH CONTROL, ABORTION, Debt Ceiling, Welfare, Benghazi, IRS enforcement, and Affordable Healthcare), slows progress…a little.

Liberals have therefore, only advanced five major new concepts in thirty years, (Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, Universal Health Care, Immigration Reform, Education and Student Loan Reform, and an Increased Minimum Wage).

Now we are on to a Higher Minimum Wage, extended Immigration Reform, Equal Pay for equal work, Veterans Affairs reorganization, and war prevention through economic sanctions.

- A Democratic Party sweep in the House enables a correction in the Supreme Court.

Good idea!

101 It's 'Meme' is that you Ma? June 30, 2014 at 3:22 PM

I am ashamed of our President…Today again!

The big day’s are no day’s to play piss as(s) anti – and poke the minority party in the eye…by your numbered day(s) agenda…

Please remember – as all minority opinions surface – we too are American’s…

The politic football has deflated and you and your decisions will be benched by the ultra coach of the Country! “WE THE PEOPLE”.

Mr. president stop killing the children al-la eugenics et-al…even the Supreme Court is onto the despicable agenda of killing kids to save money is sick!

Minority kids – and the rest! Do not want a psycho killer for president!

The wind will twist you inside out someday soon…I am certain!

Your ignorance and arrogance has brought you to the edge of a constitutional crisis…quick….Please stop!

I understand the agenda – many don’t…Those who do are not happy for the poke in the eye – of religion and dis-justice and social engineering…

We want to come together and you will not let us…

You couldn’t have learned this is school…?

What did you learn? What school?

You can run – but you will and can’t hide from wrath…

We have become a sad sad nation under your watch and leadership…

We can clearly see leadership was not your main subject…

Stop lying and denying and clean your conscious for a “CHANGE”…

Love,

“MEME”.

102 . June 30, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Won’t hear this on the obama rodeo clown media,
“The Colombian Navy apprehended 24 illegal immigrants on a beach in northwestern Colombia after smugglers had abandoned them, according to a Navy statement released on Sunday.
Twenty-three men and one woman were attempting to pass through Central America on their way to the United States when they were picked-up by authorities in Colombia’s northwestern state of Choco, according to the Navy.
Eighteen of the illegal immigrants were from Bangladesh, three from Africa, two from Nepal, and one was suspected to be from Afghanistan.”

http://colombiareports.co/army-finds-24-illegal-immigrants-choco/#prettyPhoto

103 Takes One to Advise One June 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

‘ Obama’s top advisor Valerie Jarrett keeps a photo of herself with 3 figurines “bowing in worship” ‘
http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/90355351898/obamas-top-advisor-valerie-jarrett-keeps-a-photo-of

104 Obama Administration Caused Crisis June 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Pandering to his low information voter base and rodeo clown media parrots obama blames the invasion across our southern border on congress.
But remember he’s never at fault or responsible, he’s only responsible for things that go right.

When lax enforcement, intentionally confused messaging from obama and other democrats as to treatment and disposition of those who would break our laws entering our county illegally. Wonder too if an obama adviser is the one who thought up the whole idea? democrats hoped they could force congress into giving them future voters by once again using children as pawns. But this time it backfired in their faces and they might just now have to enforce existing law.

Why is it his administration is turning illegals free and paying their bus fare to where ever they want to go in the US, when their own US government reports say well over half will ignore court dates. They simply disappear.

Many crossing the border are not even from the Americas.
Colombian government has detained illegals headed to the US from Cuba, India, Pakistan, Africa and Bangladesh.

Don’t be surprised when there’s an upsurge in communicable diseases in the US.

” In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), said that by admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and viruses that the nation has not seen in years.

“Tuberculosis (TB) is the single most dangerous disease because it is highly contagious and can be easily picked up at the mall, at a school, or on the bus,” Orient told Breitbart News. “Cases coming from south of the U.S. border can be very resistant to medications. They don’t respond to traditional antibiotics, and the few drugs they may respond to are often toxic, with lots of side effects.”

“Legal immigrants have always been required to undergo health screenings,” Orient continued, “but these kids coming have no medical screenings and no vaccine records. They’re likely coming here with a number of infectious diseases that will spread like wildfire.” ”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/21/Doctors-Warn-of-Looming-U-S-Public-Health-Crisis-Due-To-Flood-of-Young-Illegal-Immigrants

105 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

President Barack Hussein Obama has restored this ordinary bloodthirsty invader country into a fine and decent politic of caring, respectful, and aware non-interventionists.

Mainly he has gotten us out of the most comical series of conflicts in Mohammedan history. There will be cowardice, slaughter, and general mayhem throughout the third world ISIL Caliphate.

Pass the popcorn.

It’s time Qatar and Saudi Arabia pony up and take care of business.

Keystone is the back-up plan, and so is full US production for a change.

106 Don't Let The Door Hit You ....... June 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Gallup survey, 58 percent of Americans think the economy is getting worse.

The International Monetary Fund revised down its forecast for the U.S. economy, predicting that full employment won’t return until 2017 —
When Obama is gone.
http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/06/30/imf-no-economic-recovery-until-obama-leaves-office/

For low information voters who would say it’s not possible,
obama wasn’t even in office 6 months when Russia, they had so much confidence in his ability, dumped the US Dollar as it’s reserve currency.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-dumps-dollar-as-reserve-currency-adopts-euro.html

107 Good Luck June 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

For the low information voters who have read “the Bill”, where exactly in that healthcare bill is the language mandating birth control coverage and types to be covered?

108 Aspirin June 30, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Score another one for the Supreme Christian Court of the United States where religious belief and dogma run over the Constitution. The Hobby Lobby case is yet another low point in this miserable Courts decisions. When will this stop if a company can refuse to provide benefits because of religious beliefs, while making a mockery of our nations promise not to promote religion. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit company which enjoys certain tax exemptions and government-provided benefits, like laws protecting it from unfair business practices by its competitors, for an example. We desperately need to throw off the yoke of superstition, religion, and ignorance but this court will not let that happen.

109 anon June 30, 2014 at 6:40 PM

@108 Yay us.

110 Putin Scores, AGAIN June 30, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Lets see seasoned politician and ex KGB or a community organizer/senator, of short duration, with no international, business or private sector large scale management experience ….. NO Contest.

Could a Chicago slum lord do worse?

‘ Russia is replacing America as the main power broker in the Middle East ‘
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100278185/russia-is-replacing-america-as-the-main-power-broker-in-the-middle-east/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28042302

How interesting that American hardware was mysteriously delayed, perhaps thinking obama’s embarrassing Maliki problem might possibly be eliminated by the delay ….. ?

Just more proof to our allies and potential aggressors that obama and America can not be trusted to act due to indecisive incompetent leadership.

Well Written, worth reading
‘ Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone ‘
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/saudi-arabia-will-go-it-alone.html?_r=1&

111 Laura Zah June 30, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Aspirin, why don’t you run down to an abortion clinic & sit in on a few procedures just ta cheer ya up a little?

112 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Obama Administration Caused Crisis?

The US has enjoyed the benefits of illegal Mexican immigration at least since 1940.

Barack was only born in 1961, and since that time nearly 25,000,000 illegals have been allowed in, Republican and Democratic administrations alike.

Between 2000 and 2010, the country’s Hispanic population increased 43% while the non-Hispanic population rose just 4.9%

Do you see what is going on yet? Ideal source of below minimum wage employees…for everyone…especially Hispanic labor contractors.

Why do you think your garden and manual labor services are so cheap?

Who do you think was building all the new housing developments?

And no, your grandson’s and daughter’s do not want those jobs…at all.

They are too good to “flip burgers” and don’t like working hard in the Sun.

113 da look good, da look good June 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM

What we have here seems to be a rather complete lack of coordination.

” Six days before President Obama called for more funding to address the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the southern U.S. border, a top Obama administration official said the border patrol was “adequately staffed” and had the “resources available” to deal with the problem.
The remarks, given the abrupt turnaround by Obama, drew the ire of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who slammed the witness Ronald D. Vitiello, Deputy Chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for “misleading” Congress.
“They misled Congress and then blamed Congress. That’s how unorganized they are…”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/30/Chaffetz-Obama-Administration-Mislead-Congress-about-Border-Patrol

Quickest way to get action out of this administration is to affect the “look good”.

Now what could possibly have caused America’s gift from low information voters to change his mind ?
Could it be the omnipresent laser focus on his look good?
Was the press showing too much interest?

New POLL, ‘
59% Blame Obama For Flood Of Child Border Crossings ‘
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-polls/063014-706916-americans-blame-obama-on-immigration-irs-iraq-ibdtipp-poll.htm

114 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 8:21 PM

#113 da look good, da look good?

“Barack was only born in 1961, and since that time nearly 25,000,000 illegals have been allowed in, Republican and Democratic administrations alike.

“Between 2000 and 2010, the country’s Hispanic population increased 43% while the non-Hispanic population rose just 4.9%

59% of eligible voters…do not vote.

115 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 8:23 PM

#111 Laura Zah June 30, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Why don’t you run down to an abortion clinic & ask them woman about the rapes, just ta cheer ya up a little?

116 In your HEART you know it's WRONG June 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Abortion used as birth control

117 summer of ........ June 30, 2014 at 8:35 PM

‘ More Jobs Went To Immigrants Than Native-Born Americans Over Past 14 Years ‘
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/151402-took-jobs-study-finds-new-jobs-went-immigrants/
‘ Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years ‘
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/31/two-thirds-of-jobs-go-to-immigrants/

Undocumented democrat voters

118 Job Creation June 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM
119 Putin Scores, AGAIN June 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM

‘Argentina, ‘a key partner’ of Russia says Putin ahead of his Buenos Aires visit’
“The Russian president said that during his visit to Buenos-Aires, he plans ”to discuss in detail the whole range of key issues on the bilateral and international agenda and lay the groundwork for joint mutually beneficial projects in energy, including civilian nuclear technologies, machine building and military-technological cooperation.”

http://en.mercopress.com/2014/06/30/argentina-a-key-partner-of-russia-says-putin-ahead-of-his-buenos-aires-visit

Did you pick up on, “civilian nuclear technologies”. Would that be reactors for power production as in Iran?
Can you say 1980s cold war?

120 Connie Dobbs June 30, 2014 at 9:04 PM
121 @ Laura Zah June 30, 2014 at 9:08 PM

You diddle brain……..there is a HUGE difference between birth control and abortion. You are a complete moron. Also birth control is prescribed for a variety of female health issue.
Well I guess all of you Jesus freak religious extremist can take care of all the unwanted children……………..FYI – I bet your daughters are the ones in line at Planned Parenthood for the freebie. It’s the ones from the nut bucket religious homes that are little sex fiends. Ignorant people like you disgust me.
Claycord – home of the backward, redneck loons

122 anonmtz June 30, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Sad day allright.

The last branch of government to have any credibility is now extinct. The corporate takeover of our government is complete.

It is especially galling considering 2 of these interlopers were appointed by GWBush who was himself appointed by the 5 Fascists!

I needn’t remind anyone that these same five morons in black robes are the ones responsible for the fact that over six million Americans in twenty-four states still don’t have health insurance because their governors refuse Medicaid expansion.
These are also the people who gutted the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

They are all Catholic, male and white.

There was some ambiguity about Justice Thomas, but it has pretty much been established now that he is indeed white.

If I sound bitter, perhaps it is because I am bitter. It took two centuries of ceaseless effort, incalculable expense, and unimaginable sacrifice of human life to get to the point we are today, only to have five dinosaurs deny, thwart and sabotage everything good about America.
It doesn’t sugarcoat this bitter pill to know that they are merely doing the bidding of their corporate masters.
As I’ve said before, when I was a boy I took it for granted that the Supreme Court was the institution which protected the interests of the average citizen. It is one of the afflictions of my old age to watch the transformation of this once-revered, noble court turn into yet another agency of oppression.

123 @116 June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

If they didn’t control the lower classes, their numbers would explode and the welfare nanny state would run out of other peoples money.

124 Immature leftists June 30, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Not his fault, it’s always some one else’s fault when things go wrong.
Guess when their top guy has been a victim all his life …..

My goodness, all five of my Grandkids are mature enough not to have to resort to petty name calling when things don’t go their way.
Unlike leftist and the Hobby Lobby decision.

Wasn’t this country founded partly on ability to pursue ones religious beliefs or does that interfere with democrats utopian fantasy world ?

125 anonmtz June 30, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Okay. Believe it or not, I usually walk a fine line between extremist opinions. My thinking is guided more by “insuring domestic tranquillity” than any deep-seated sense of ideological purity.

That said, enough is enough. When mouthpieces for the right like Erich Erickson defiantly tweet inflammatory nonsense like “My religion trumps your “right” to employer subsidized consequence free sex,” I consider it throwing down the gauntlet.
There is no such thing as “consequence free sex”. Only arrested adolescents and congenital idiots sincerely believe that, and only demagogues toss it around as a war whoop.
So far as the government should be concerned, among consenting adults there is no such thing as moral or immoral sex. There is only risky sex and responsible sex. Public health policy does not have one goddamn thing to do with any individual’s myopic conscience. Citizens remain absolutely free to live in the private hells of their own choosing, or to spout the venomous, judgemental codswallop which masks their creed’s poverty of doctrine. But they don’t get to determine who or how many of their neighbours will die prematurely due to complications of unplanned pregnancies, become infected with sexually-transmitted diseases, or find their entire adult lives doomed to poverty and despair in order to satisfy someone else’s cultist concept of divine justice.
The only thing your religion “trumps” is your obligation to pay your fair share of local, state and federal taxes. But that can — and will –
What is it about Americans and sex? Why are we so damned perverse about sex?
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but human beings have sex. Good people have sex. Bad people have sex. Young people have sex. Old people have sex.
Atheists have sex. Believers have sex…usually a LOT of sex in very dark places.
Aside from hunger, the imperative to mate is the most overwhelming force in the life cycle of the individual. It isn’t “original sin”, merely human nature.
Sex is simply a fundamental part of human existence. It is also private when it is consensual. Still, every tinhorn fascist in North America, if he wants to enlist the assistance of a mob in the execution of his dark cause, frames the issue somehow about sex, and immediately the hounds are released.
The Birchers who wish to destroy the ACA enlisted the usual American whipping boy (so to speak), SEX. And the SCOTUS obliged them, because a great many Americans somehow believe they are endowed with the inalienable right to monitor and regulate the sexual practices of strangers.
Well, let me tell you all something which most of you, the sane ones, already know instinctively. Society pays one way or another for puritanism. Either we are willing to pay lost-cost indemnities up front for education and contraception, or else we pay long-term penalties in the form of public assistance, prisons, lost productivity and widespread disease.
Reasonable people understand that. Supreme Court Justices, apparently, do not.
They are too busy trying to decipher whether James Madison would consider a garage to be part of a domicile.

126 Connie Dobbs June 30, 2014 at 9:59 PM

#118 Don’t be ridiculous. Those homes were foreclosed upon years ago.

127 anon June 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM

@121 There’s that social worker again.

128 Connie Dobbs June 30, 2014 at 10:06 PM

@122 Thought they were going to be yours forever, did you? Justice Thomas is black, btw, just not the kind of black you think he should be, apparently, the kind that knows his place.

129 Yhe Phantom June 30, 2014 at 10:11 PM

anonmtz

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

The justices turned aside a legal challenge brought by supporters of so-called conversion or reparative therapy. Without comment, they let stand an August 2013 appeals court ruling that said the ban covered professional activities that are within the state’s authority to regulate and doesn’t violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/30/supreme-court-clears-way-for-california-ban-on-gay-conversion-therapy/?intcmp=latestnews

- win some. lose some.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that California lawmakers properly showed that therapies designed to change sexual orientation for those under the age of 18 were outside the scientific mainstream and have been disavowed by most major medical groups as unproven and potentially dangerous.

“The Supreme Court has cement shut any possible opening to allow further psychological child abuse in California,” state Sen. Ted Lieu, the law’s sponsor, said Monday. “The Court’s refusal to accept the appeal of extreme ideological therapists who practice the quackery of gay conversion therapy is a victory for child welfare, science and basic humane principles.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/30/supreme-court-clears-way-for-california-ban-on-gay-conversion-therapy/?intcmp=latestnews

130 He Could Do It June 30, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Democrats don’t give up, obama is closing in on Bill Clinton’s Supreme Court record.
Clinton lost 9-0 decisions 23 times so obama has to only FAIL four more times 9 to zip to take the record.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/30/obama-racking-up-judicial-losses/

131 Pegasus June 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM

anonmtz 122 -
Ain’t it just awful when you don’t get everything your way!

132 Pegasus June 30, 2014 at 10:36 PM

@ 121 -
Such a brilliant non-offensive statement! Thanks for letting us know who’s the real loon.

133 Pegasus June 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Wrong again, Aspirin!

134 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

“There was some ambiguity about Justice Thomas, but it has pretty much been established now that he is indeed white.”

you can’t handle the truth!

135 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM

“Why don’t you run down to an abortion clinic & ask them woman about the rapes?”

Why don’t YOU run down to an abortion clinic and watch a few thousand abortions, and let us know when you find one that is the result of a rape; all you need to do is post the news link about the rapist being arrested/indicted, to let us know when you finally find one.

136 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 12:12 AM

“over six million Americans in twenty-four states still don’t have health insurance because their governors refuse Medicaid expansion”

so you blame SCOTUS for not forcing half the states to implement Medicaid (not Medicare)? Good for them! Maybe you haven’t heard yet, but Medicaid is not an entitlement program like Medicare; when you die, Medicaid seizes all your property to pay back the LOAN. Get it? Medicaid = State programs that allow the states to seize all your assets.

Oh wait … you think it is a great idea that the States can seize private property, bypassing the Eminent Domain protections!

It’s all about redistributing the wealth ………

137 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

“Score another one for the Supreme Christian Court of the United States where religious belief and dogma run over the Constitution”
———————————————————————————–
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF;”

You meant THAT Constitution? The one that says the government won’t interfere with established religions?

138 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 12:29 AM

“Either we are willing to pay lost-cost indemnities up front for education and contraception, or else we pay long-term penalties in the form of public assistance, prisons, lost productivity and widespread disease.”

first, the company health insurance DOES COVER CONTRACEPTIVES. The ruling says that they do not have to provide pregnancy-termination coverage.

second, 40 years of “education and contraception” haven’t done diddily squat about reducing public assistance, violent crimes, and widespread disease.

————

Wanna talk about LOST PRODUCTIVITY? How much PRODUCTIVITY was lost because of these 100,000 violent crime victims?

“A 2002 U.S. Justice Department study
of 272,111 felons Released from state
prisons in 1994 found that within
Three years of their release:

• at least 67.5% had been arrested
For committing a new offense
• at least 21.6% had been arrested
For committing a new violent offense
• these former inmates had been charged
with committing at least

2,871 new homicides,
2,444 new rapes,
3,151 other new sexual assaults,
2,362 new kidnappings,
21,245 new robberies,
54,604 new assaults,
And 13,854 other new violent crimes.”

try telling these 100,000 victims PER YEAR that more prisons and longer prison terms costs too much “productivity” (from the felons?).

139 Connie Dobbs July 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

At the risk of wading into this mess again, Phantom has a point, just not the one he thinks. Planned Parenthood often provides services to the victims of statutory rape. I’m not talking about when he’s 18 and three days and she’s 17 and 11 1/2 months. I mean when he’s 36 and she’s 13. PP staff, despite their status as mandatory reporters, show a remarkable lack of curiosity about who’s the daddy. Indeed, they counsel their customers not to reveal that bit of information. Our friends in the compassion industry will say that charge is overblown or fabricated. They’re also mandatory reporters and it looks bad for a caseworker when one of her clients turns up pregnant.

140 Name That Tramp July 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM

wHo else would write that about themselves…

141 @Connie Dobbs July 1, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Connie and what is the source of your information? Do you work for PP and did actually counsel clients not to reveal who’s the baby daddy?

Or, as I suspect, are simply making this up as usual?

142 Anon Redux July 1, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Speaking of Feminists:
NOW Conference Bans Jesse Watters, Threatens Arrest
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/07/01/jesse-watters-gets-kicked-out-of-now-conference-threatened-with-arrest-n1857696

“My favorite personality on FOX is Jessie Watters. Jessie gets kicked out of the most interesting places. . .”

Watch Jessie in action on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQmFXBwrFV0

143 Anon Redux July 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM

At the Core of the IRS Saga: Tax Collectors as Political Hitmen
http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/27/at-the-core-of-the-irs-saga-tax-collecto

144 Connie Dobbs July 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM

#141 Please don’t waste your time on any outside reading. It might show I’m wrong.

145 anon July 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

@140 Your mom?

146 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

YOUNG DEMOCRAT TRAINING LESSON: Abortion (Elective Termination of Pregnancy).

Averaging 1,250,000 abortions per 80,325,000 women in the United States, resolves as 1.55% of the fertile female population.

There are approximately 42,000,000 terminations each year worldwide.

If you sit down carefully and think about it, these abortions may mean many things you do not want to talk about.

- Failure of contraception method
- Conception while intoxicated, father or mother
- Spousal rape
- Incest
- Statutory rape
- “Legitimate” forcible rape

Most of the terminations may be through Planned Parenthood, Medicaid and private health plan coverage, and rarely Medicare.

The only people talking about abortion control are real old Republicans. For the rest of the world, it is a non-starter. “Now, I’m a male and I don’t believe I should be running around telling women what they should do with their bodies. As far as abortion is concerned I believe it should be used only in extreme cases…” ~ some old fool contradicting hisself.

- “Some men insist that women must bear children whether they want to or not because the child is really the husband’s property. These men expect women, as chattel, to breed children as workers, to increase the Masters resources; be it farming or trade or craft. Such men do not want their women to be allowed to terminate child production unless it suits their purpose.” ~ yhe фантом

They feel rape or incest terminations are only ok depending on suspected male sperm source.

Opponents of terminations simply fear depriving the labor market of willing low cost workers, and reducing the number of consumers for food, (SNAP), petroleum, and rental housing revenue. (Sec 8.).

- They mean to force the birth of the poor child and then threaten to cut food stamps and housing allowances and schools and social services.
- Most Elective Termination of Pregnancy (ETP) events were for the inability to provide for the child, and then the unwillingness of fathers to marry the women or accept responsibility for child support.

Elective terminations prevented 55 million kids being raised on welfare over the last 41 years.

Saved $3.6Trillon.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/abortions-toll-of-55-million-called-genocide/

You can’t have it both ways…ok?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/03/health/abortion-rates-low/

Republicans do not want to win this one!

147 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Abortion was available in 1961 – it was not legal, and that is what changed. Legal clinic and hospital services, instead of Doctor’s offices.

Arrogant, selfish, unmarried, white males are becoming an even smaller part of the national demographic even though they make up only part of the US non-Hispanic white male population. Women do not even want them around to raise the kids…Karma.

40.7% of all US births in 2012 were to unmarried females. Only 23% are living with a male, while 17% are living without. Men (Hoody playa’s) who cannot make a commitment, surround them. Women are preparing to lose the old man at the start, for their unreliability and childlike self-centeredness.

1,608,806 babies w/o Daddies/ 3,952,841 all US births. Coverage? Probably, if they are on her family’s policy, or she has one at work.

The world is changing and it is for the better, with ObamaCare.

Training the children of such men is the primary mission of public education. We have to do better.

Many Millennials fell into the crevasse of self-selected ignorance and stupidity using harmless marijuana.

148 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

“Training the children of such men is the primary mission of public education. We have to do better.”

That is a primary myth of Socialism.

Let’s look at Chicago as our Petrie dish:

Until the mid sixties, a higher percentage of Blacks than Whites were married, employed, and raising a family. A lower percentage of Blacks than Whites were convicted of violent crimes.

After 40 years of Socialism, 70% of children in Chicago are born and raised by single mothers; the male head-of-household is gone, frequently imprisoned. The unemployment rate for Black males hasn’t been below 30% for 40 years. The only sources of income are government handout and crime.

Now we are reduced to platitudes like “”Training the children of such men is the primary mission of public education”.

What we need to do – rather than reactively trying to mop up the mess – is to eliminate the incentives for “such men”. Create incentives for them to be fathers and husbands, rather than just sperm donors.

Best way to do that is to unclog the drain, flush the socialist politicians from power, and not reward with entitlements those who refuse to play by society’s rules.

149 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

@#147 so you acknowledge that only a tiny percentage of abortions are for pregnancies due to rape. If rape or the mortality of the mother in childbirth are so rare, and agreement from all sides for such abortions is extant, then why not allow regulation of “other” abortions?

150 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

“Elective terminations prevented 55 million kids being raised on welfare over the last 41 years. ”

ahhhhh, yes, Eugenics, one of Socialism’s Pillars of Faith, rears its ugly head.

Eliminate the “undesirables”, the “unfit” the “mentally deficient” and those annoying racial and religious minorities, so that the NEXT GENERATION won’t have to deal with the problems.

That is a Socialist Mantra. They avoid putting it in those terms any more, since the NAZIs showed the world what happens when governments are given the power to do Eugenics.

Margaret Sanger (a devout advocate of Eugenics) at least drew a moral line; she approved pregnancy PREVENTION but refused to tolerate pregnancy TERMINATION. She also advocated pregnancy prevention via forced sterilization for the “unfit”.

Note that in the Holly Hobby case, the company provided birth control coverage (pregnancy prevention), but refused to provide pregnancy termination coverage. Just like Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

SCOTUS agreed with their right to make that moral decision.

Of course those who want Eugenics are furious, because their goal of government controlled Eugenics has been dealt a serious setback.

For those of you who think Eugenics is a good idea, ask yourself who should decide whether you should have children.

“Birth control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced. It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks–those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.”

Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood founder

151 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American sex educator, nurse, and birth control activist. Sanger coined the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood.

As part of her efforts to promote birth control, Sanger found common cause with proponents of eugenics, believing that they both sought to “assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.”

Sanger was a proponent of negative eugenics, which aims to improve human hereditary traits through social intervention by reducing reproduction by those considered unfit.

Sanger’s eugenic policies included an exclusionary immigration policy, free access to birth control methods and full family planning autonomy for the able-minded, and compulsory segregation or sterilization for the profoundly retarded.

In her book The Pivot of Civilization, she advocated coercion to prevent the “undeniably feeble-minded” from procreating.

Although Sanger supported negative eugenics, she asserted that eugenics alone was not sufficient, and that birth control was essential to achieve her goals.

She also recommended that immigration exclude those “whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race,” and that sterilization and segregation be applied to those with incurable, hereditary disabilities.

To emphasize the benefits of involving black community leaders, she wrote to Gamble “we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger

“Sanger believed the responsibility for birth control should remain in the hands of able-minded individual parents rather than the state

“Sanger’s family planning advocacy always focused on contraception, rather than abortion. It was not until the mid 1960s, after Sanger’s death, that the reproductive rights movement expanded its scope to include abortion rights as well as contraception. Sanger was opposed to abortions, both because they were dangerous for the mother, and because she believed that life should not be terminated after conception. In her book Woman and the New Race, she wrote, “while there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.”

“In her 1938 autobiography, Sanger noted that her opposition to abortion was based on the taking of life: “[In 1916] we explained what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way no matter how early it was performed it was taking life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way — it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun.”[

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger

152 Gosh what a Surprise NOT July 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Whaa happened?
Thought CA was a tree huggin’, tofu eatin’ paradise. ???

Could it be, the grandstanding 74 year old pelousy doesn’t speak for all Californians ?
Pelosi said, “I wish that I could take all those children home with me.”

“A vocal group of protesters carrying signs and draped in American flags blocked the buses, filled with families detained after entering the country illegally in Texas, when they arrived just after 2 p.m.
The three buses turned around and headed south on the 15 Freeway to an undisclosed location.”
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Immigrants-Headed-to-Murrieta-Despite-Opposition-265381911.html

Send them ONLY to sanctuary cities

153 @149 July 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Leftists need to keep lower class population in check.

154 democrat Made Crisis July 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Will there be O J style chase coverage?
Will LA TV stations have their news choppers up tracking the three buses turned away?
Will obumbles administration extend their cloak of secrecy to surround the transport of not yet documented democrat voters?

Better idea,
Mexico’s economy depends on dollars being sent by immigrants in America.
Tell Mexico it has 20 days to get a handle on illegal immigration thru it’s country or private money transfers will be stopped for a period of six months as will foreign aid from the US government.

155 Bumper Sticker July 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

President Pampers

156 It's obama's World, No One Lies July 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

“… Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country.”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/01/HHS-Report-1-295-571-Obamacare-Enrollees-May-or-May-Not-Be-Legal-Citizens

157 It's Falling Apart July 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM

They even sent text messages, …. they are a special kind of stupid.

‘Baptist Pastor Charges Thad Cochran Campaign With Illegally Paying For Black Votes In His Mississippi Primary Win’

“Reverend Steve Fielder, a pastor at the First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, has accused Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign of engaging in an illegal and criminal campaign scheme to purchase the votes of black community members. The suspect votes were cast during Cochran’s successful effort to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Republican primary run-off held last week.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/07/01/baptist-pastor-charges-thad-cochran-campaign-with-illegally-paying-for-black-votes-in-his-mississippi-primary-win/

158 Yhe Phnatom July 1, 2014 at 5:42 PM

#147, #148

“…then why not allow regulation of “other” abortions?

The Bible renounces male masturbation and birth control by “spilling of the seed”.

The TEA Party should do something about this.

Perhaps a mental health exam, a license, limiting emissions to 10 or less, a month.

Death by stoning is the prescribed remedy, in the Bible, and the Constitution, according to Michelle Bachmann.

159 22 Months Too Late July 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

“… caring for our veterans is one thing we can still get right.”
Presidential Candidate Obama talking about Veterans Affairs Department problems. May 12, 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoGm_SmLYDs

“Nearly two years after he requested an appointment with a Veterans Affairs hospital, Vietnam veteran Doug Chase finally got approved for a visit to a primary care doctor. Unfortunately, he’d died in August 2012 of a brain tumor.”
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/va-offers-doctors-appointment-to-vietnam-vet-who-died-two-years-ago/

Guess that’s what happens when you elect a teleprompter reader …..

160 Yhe Phnatom July 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Saved $3.6Trillon.

Debt could be $3.6T + $17.6T = $21.2T

What if it is true that a women’s election to terminate pregnancy reduces poverty and the associated costs of public assistance?

Why wouldn’t a Republican or Libertarian be in favor of it?

What if a women’s election to terminate pregnancy reduces the number of people of color?

Why wouldn’t a Republican or Klansperson be in favor of it?

What if a women’s election to terminate pregnancy eliminates the social punishment for spontaneous unmarried sex?

Why wouldn’t a Red state Republican woman want that?

…Booby trap warning!

161 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Republicans think that if anybody dies this year…it’s Obama’s fault.

162 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

@#158 don’t intentionally misinterpret “regulation” with “prohibition”.

that is, since the beginnings of legalized abortion, one justification was to prevent coat hangar quacks from performing them, by requiring MDs do the procedure. Why now complain about a regulation that abortion clinic doctors perform the procedure near a hospital with an ER, in case they botch the process, and the woman’s life is at risk?

Why not regulate how far into a pregnancy abortions can be performed? If the fetus can survive outside the womb (at what point is the fetus viable as a preemie?) shouldn’t there be a different set of criteria for eligibility?

etc.

Regulation is not prohibition.

163 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

ObamaCare coverage for millions in jeopardy as watchdog finds widespread data flaws

According to the report, the administration was unable to resolve 2.6 million so-called “inconsistencies” out of a total of 2.9 million such problems from October through December 2013.

“The federal marketplace was generally incapable of resolving most inconsistencies,” the report said, claiming the government could not resolve 89 percent of the problems.

And of the roughly 330,000 cases that could be straightened out, the administration had only actually resolved about 10,000 during the period of the inspector general’s audit. That worked out to less than 1 percent of the total.

The report said that most of the problems dealt with citizenship and income information supplied by consumers that conflicted with what the federal government had on record.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/01/report-obamacare-data-problems-affecting-millions/?intcmp=latestnews

164 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 6:43 PM

@#160 what if it’s true that you intentionally distort the issues and the facts?

Note Margaret Sanger complained that *voluntary* Eugenics wasn’t getting the job done; there were still “undesirables being born.

thus, your use of the phrase “What if a women’s election to ” is invalid; that is VOLUNTARY, and it is NOT solving the probem.

Next step for Socialists? Forced Eugenics. Government mandates on birth control, both prevention and termination of pregnancies. And of course, the government decides who can have children, and who are unworthy.
The NAZIs showed the world how that power is misused.

Scary, but that is the Socialist dream, and any sane person’s nightmare.

165 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 6:44 PM

in the news:

Up to 99% of the most microscopic plastic particles in the ocean is missing, says a study co-author.

Science Mag reports that they went looking for it between 2010 and 2011 around five large ocean gyres—the most famous such island of waste is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—and augmented their search with studies of 3,070 samples from other expeditions, according to LiveScience.

What did they find?

That there is at most 40,000 tons of plastic in our oceans, even though humans produce 300 million tons of plastic a year, and 0.1% of that ends up in the oceans via rivers, floods, storms, or ships, says Science Mag.

http://www.newser.com/story/189280/99-of-ocean-plastic-is-awol.html

166 @Dennis July 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Any reaction only encourages it.

167 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM

in the news:

Activists sue to block marijuana sales tax in Colorado

Marijuana legalization advocates are suing to block state and local governments from collecting certain taxes on weed sold in Colorado, out of concern that businesses paying the fees would incriminate themselves at the federal level.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/01/colorado-lawsuit-calls-for-tax-reductions-on-recreational-pot/?intcmp=latestnews

… isn’t that how the Feds got Al Capone behind bars?

168 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM

THIS FINISHES THAT: ABORTION’S A THING OF THE PAST!

“Over the past several years, dozens of states have restricted abortions. Since 2011, at least 73 abortion clinics in the nation have shut down or stopped providing services; and more than 200 abortion restrictions were legislated throughout the nation. Despite the passage of Roe v. Wade more than 40 years ago, states with pro-life politicians are still gunning to reverse the ruling—in the words of Rick Perry in 2012, “my goal is to make abortion, at any stage, a thing of the past.”

“Yet these myriad restrictions on women and abortion providers have set the stage for women to skirt medical institutions to take charge of their own health. A similar story has already been written in many countries around the world, where pro-life legislation has inspired similarly creative solutions. Today, throughout Texas—from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso—miso’s story is being drafted anew. And in this narrative, it is Latin America that has answers for the United States.

“Misoprostol’s role as the world’s revolutionary abortion pill began by accident, and nobody knows for certain where it all began. Early scientific literature traces the drug’s abortion-inducing use to Brazil, but it’s possible that it was also being taken–but not documented—in the Caribbean at the same time.

“Ironically, misoprostol was never developed to induce abortions: Instead, it was created and marketed as an ulcer medication called Cytotec. The drug, a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analog, has many medical uses: It’s taken to prevent and treat ulcers, induce labor, induce abortions, and treat post-partum hemorrhage. In 1986, misoprostol was approved for sale in Brazilian pharmacies as an ulcer medication and was distributed over-the-counter. But its use as an abortion-inducing drug spread rapidly, and slipped below the radar at first. Like many drugs, misoprostol’s label had a simple warning: Do not take if pregnant.

“But not everyone heeded the warning, including a number of Brazilian women who read the drug’s packaging and decided to try their luck. Or that’s how the story goes. Nobody knows exactly what happened. Some believe that certain Brazilian women made this discovery on their own; others say that a select few pharmacists who knew that Cytotec could induce abortions secretly spread the word. Regardless of who uncovered its power, the pill was precisely what women needed: a magic personal solution to a dreaded problem that dared not be discussed.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-rise-of-the-diy-abortion-in-texas/373240/
- The over the counter drug in Brazil is freely being smuggled into Texas as Texas shuts down the abortion clinics.

- The argument is over, not unlike the use of South side Chicago as a valid representation of the United States, or the Obama Administration.

169 Busted July 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

“Conservative election integrity organization True The Vote filed suit in federal court Tuesday against Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party, asking a judge for an immediate injunction against them so that the election material from the state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff can be inspected.”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/01/True-The-Vote-Sues-MS-Secretary-Of-State-GOP-Over-Cochran-s-Alleged-Voter-Fraud

170 Your Reward For Voting democrat July 1, 2014 at 7:08 PM

“California received a grade of F for its friendliness towards small business, one of the worst grades in the country.”
“California received low marks for its regulations, earning a grade of F for its labor, health and safety, and environmental regulations, and a D for its tax code, licensing, and zoning laws.”
http://www.thumbtack.com/ca/#/2014/1

171 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Now in the regulation of gun ownership!

A subject that I firmly oppose…

- Perhaps people should pass a review:

Of their criminal record, especially where violence is involved.
Of their medical records especially where depression or schizophrenia is involved.
Of their financial assets especially where inheritance is involved.

And a firearms training program requiring re qualification every 12 months, like law enforcement and some military.

And an EMT first aid course, especially sucking chest wounds on a child.

The sword of justice cuts both ways…swish, swish, swish!

172 @170 July 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Says who? There are many small business’ who thrive. Those that can’t complain.

173 Goodby GOP July 1, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Mississippi College Republican Chairman Rejects GOP And Joins Democratic Party Over Tea Party Extremism

People continue to leave the Republican Party in droves, and the latest person to do so represents why the GOP is steaming full steam ahead toward extinction.During the heavily contested Mississippi Senate contest between Republican incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, a separate civil war between the two factions of the GOP began to catch fire. The Mississippi Federation of College Republicans have a rule that prohibits members from endorsing primary candidates in the name of the MFCR. But Kolby Busby ignored the rule and made two robocalls on behalf of McDaniels anyway. Individually, he wouldn’t have been in violation of the rule, but he affiliated himself with MFCR in the calls. Therefore, he clearly broke the laws of the organization by speaking for it in an official capacity against MFCR wishes. MFCR Chairman Evan Alvarez moved to impeach Busby and remove him from the organization. But, Tea Party supporters intervened by inviting themselves to the impeachment proceedings, where they screamed, yelled, and threw a temper tantrum. Alvarez cancelled the meeting and he has resigned his position as chairman in disgust.

The interesting part of this story is how Alvarez resigned and what he announced afterward.

In his letter of resignation obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, Alvarez blasted Republicans for becoming a party of extremism.

“When I ran for Chairman in the spring, I ran to be Chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College REPUBLICANS, not the Mississippi Federation of College “Tea Partiers”. Also, I believe that the Republican Party has allowed these groups of extremist to have too much of a voice and because of that, the platform of the Republican Party has shifted too far to the right in my opinion.”

Why does Alvarez think the GOP is now too extreme? He didn’t simply resign because some Tea Party loons rudely interrupted a meeting. He resigned because of what the Tea Party is doing to America, and he took them to task over it.

“The drastic cuts on needed federal funding that these groups of Republican extremists support would leave society weak and crippled,” Alvarez wrote. “Secondly, their far right stance on immigration is not only ignorant, but it is cruel. After all our country is a nation of immigrants and should welcome immigrants from every country.”

174 Hobby Lobby July 1, 2014 at 7:48 PM

How can Hobby Lobby pay for viagra and not birth control?

Because Republicans need viagra

175 A ‘liberal media’ if one exits July 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM

would tell us where the jobs went.

Outsourcing (or offshoring) is a bigger contributor to unemployment in the U.S. than laziness.

Since 2000, U.S. multinationals have cut 2.9 million jobs here while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg, as multinational corporations account for only about 20 percent of the labor force.

When was the last time you saw a front-page headline about outsourcing?

176 Invasion July 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM

“Two cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed among immigrants caught in the Rio Grande Valley.
Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council #3307 Chris Cabrera confirmed the cases late Saturday morning.
Cabera told Action 4 News that one case was confirmed at the Brownsville Border Patrol Station and another at the Fort Brown Border Patrol station, also located in Brownsville.
Cabera said both cases involve juveniles and both were confirmed on Friday by medical personnel located at both facilities.
He added that an estimated 120 people are being isolated at the two stations because they were exposed to the juveniles.”
http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1063578#.U7NyAbH3NiF

And from that ever transparent obama administration,

“A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.”
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/01/medical-staff-warned-keep-quiet-about-illegal-immigrants-or-face-arrest/

The obama look good must be protected, no matter the cost.

177 A ‘liberal media’ if one exits July 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM

would tell us about ALEC.

If there was a corporate organization that drafted laws and then passed them on to legislators to implement, wouldn’t you think the “liberal media” would report on them?

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is such an organization. Need legislation drafted? No need to go through a lobbyist to reach state legislatures anymore. Just contact ALEC. Among other things, ALEC is responsible for all sorts of things a “liberal media” would report if it existed:
■Stand Your Ground laws
■Voter ID laws
■Right to Work laws
■Privatizing schools
■Health savings account bills which benefit health care companies
■Tobacco industry legislation

Many legislators don’t even change the proposals handed to them by this group of corporations. They simply take the corporate bills and bring them to the legislative floor. This is the primary reason for so much similar bad legislation in different states.

They’re meeting in Chicago this weekend. Maybe the “liberal media” will send some reporters.

178 A ‘liberal media’ if one exits July 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

would report on the weakened Glass-Steagall Act.

Glass-Steagall separated risky financial investments from government backed deposits for 66 years. The idea is simple. Banks were prohibited from using your federally insured savings to make risky investments.

Why is this a good idea?

Risky investments should be risky. If banks can use federally insured funds, there is no risk to them. If they win, they win. If they lose, we cover the cost.

Elizabeth Warren does a great job explaining this to the “liberal media” news desk at CNBC:

179 A ‘liberal media’ if one exits July 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

would spread the word about the number of bills blocked by Republicans in Congress.

The filibuster has been used a record number of time since Obama was elected President. From 2008-2012, 375 bills weren’t even allowed to come to a vote in the Senate because Republicans threatened the filibuster.

In 2013, during the first six months, Congress has only passed 15 bills that were signed into law. This is eight fewer than in the first six months of 2012 and 19 fewer than 2011.

Also, until the Senate recently threatened to reform the filibuster, the GOP had succeeded in holding up 79 of President Obama’s picks to the U.S. Circuit Court and Courts of Appeal. They’re blocking these appointments regardless of qualification.

Where’s the coverage? Where are the reporters asking why nothing is getting done?

* crickets *

180 Hobby Lobby Oh No July 1, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Hobby Lobby’s 401K plan includes investments in the very industries the owners say they oppose. The list of companies that Hobby Lobby and their employees help to fund includes the makers of Plan B, Tevo Pharmaceutical Industry, which makes the brand name Plan B drug, and Actavus, which makes a generic version. Actavus also distributes Ella, a second form of birth control that Hobby Lobby claims to be religiously opposed to.

The plan also invests in companies that manufacture abortion drugs.

The company also has investments in Pfizer, AstroZeneca and Forest Laboratories, all companies that make drugs commonly used in abortions, including Cytotec, Prostin E2 and Cervidil, three drugs primarily used to induce abortions.

Hobby Lobby’s 401K investment program, which offers an employer matching contribution, also invests in Aetna and Humana. These two health insurance companies cover abortion, abortion drugs as well as Plan B and Ella.

181 Sarah Palin July 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

My favorite color of the alphabet is…..

Turnip..

182 Redliner July 1, 2014 at 8:12 PM

The GOP has taken up the anti-contraception banner. One of the right wing’s standard bearers, Sen Lee (R-Utah) declared that women use contraception primarily for recreation. That’s why the holier-than-thou Lee is thrilled with yesterday’s SCOTUS decision.

Let’s remind Senator Lee and the folks who agree with him of some realities.

1. 90% of women use contraceptives at some point in their reproductive lives to avoid pregnancy.

2. Taking oral contraceptives (OCs) can slash risk for both endometrial and ovarian cancer.

3. Doctors often prescribe oral contraceptives to reduce PMS and to provide relief from endometriosis.

4. Women who have had high risk pregnancies and/or miscarriages are often encouraged to avoid pregnancy until the underlying issues are treated.

5. Women who carry genetic anomalies use birth control.

6. For women with cancer, MS, Crohns, and other serious medical conditions, avoiding pregnancy is essential to their health.

7. Women who are raped are given emergency contraception to prevent implantation.

For the right wingers, women use birth control because they are “sluts,” as Rush Limbaugh claimed. Apparently, Senator Lee is right in there with Rush and company.

183 The Real Truth July 1, 2014 at 8:18 PM

The five Republicans appointees to the Supreme Court extended their view that corporations are people in today’s the “Hobby Lobby” case, finding that family-owned companies have freedom of religion and so don’t have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to include contraceptive services in employee health insurance. What about the rights of employees to receive these services? According to the Court’s majority, the federal government should just pay for these services directly. “The most straightforward way of doing this would be for the Government to assume the cost of providing the four contraceptives at issue to any women who are unable to obtain them under their health-insurance policies due to their employers’ religious objections.” In other words, the five Republican appointees to the Court suggest the government establish a single-payer plan for contraceptive services. Remarkable.

184 Hobby Lobby What's Next July 1, 2014 at 8:20 PM

When your Jehovah’s Witness employer won’t cover your blood transfusion, thank the Supreme Court.

When your Scientologist employer won’t cover psychiatric treatment, thank the Supreme Court.

When your Christian Scientist employer won’t cover anything, thank the Supreme Court.

185 Ruth Ginsburg July 1, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Ginsburg wrote that her five male colleagues, “in a decision of startling breadth,” would allow corporations to opt out of almost any law that they find “incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.”

186 @ Dennis & Phantom July 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Do either of you have a real life???????????????????

187 Maybe The Invisible Friends Complained July 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM

‘Redskins name drew no public complaints, patent offices reveals’
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/1/redskins-name-drew-no-public-complaints-patent-off/

Some politician didn’t get free tickets or maybe not enough campaign contributions given?

188 furian July 1, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Boycott religion!

Hahahahaha

189 Antler July 1, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Ahmed Chalabi, the man affiliated with Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rove, Helms, and many other neo-cons, ran under-the-table donations from here to his cloak and dagger bank in Jordan. The Jordanian government exposed the true nature of the bank, closed it, and gave him and large sums of neo-con money safe passage to Saudi Arabia’s King.

Then he was given access to the most extreme of Islamic sects, the Mohabists. From them, the money made its way to Osama bin Laden to finalize the neo-con deal for the horrific attack on our nation on September 11, 2001. That attack served as the evil justification for our country to attack Iraq to get control of its oil and pipelines. (Remember that members of the Saudi Arabian royal family were given permission to fly home from this country immediately after the airplanes had hit the twin towers. Also remember that when we killed bin Laden’s sons, suitcases filled with large bills of United States currency were found in their dwellings.)

* * * Today, international news sources have released the news that Ahmed Chalabi is being mentioned as a possibility for being Iraq’s Prime Minister. Diplomatic talks to that effect are in progress. Seldom have I felt such rage.

Chalabi, Cheney, and many others should have been tried for their evil war crimes long ago. The citizens of this country will writhe in shame someday when the crimes of neo-cons, certain military-industrial ranking officers, and certain financial houses/bank officers are revealed to have been complicit in planning and financing the attack ….. or were all those financial records and other computer evidence destroyed when the twin towers were majestically imploded using the exquisite skills of Middle Easterrn engineers? I still feel RAGE at the perfidy. Do you?

Please research primary sources, including articles about Chalabi written before and after the attack…..check US News and World Report, Newsweek. etc.. Farheed Zakaria did some of the research and also some editorials during those years.

190 Awww July 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

One little court case ………….
Psyche of leftists is such a fragile thing, must get it from president stompy feet.

191 Connie Dobbs July 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

#184 and 185, the “slippery slope” argument is invalid, or so we were told during the gay marriage debate.

192 President Pampers July 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

What will history say of a President who couldn’t even defend his county’s borders from invading children.

193 Connie Dobbs July 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

“The most straightforward way of doing this would be for the Government to assume the cost of providing the four contraceptives at issue to any women who are unable to obtain them under their health-insurance policies due to their employers’ religious objections…”

“…This would certainly be less restrictive of the plaintiffs’ religious liberty, and HHS has not shown that this is not available alternative.”

You forgot some.

194 Connie Dobbs July 1, 2014 at 10:20 PM

“The most straightforward way of doing this would be for the Government to assume the cost of providing the four contraceptives at issue to any women who are unable to obtain them under their health-insurance policies due to their employers’ religious objections…”

“…This would certainly be less restrictive of the plaintiffs’ religious liberty, and HHS has not shown that this is not available alternative.”

The Supreme Court isn’t partisan until you don’t like their rulings.

195 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 10:33 PM

#186 @ Dennis & Phantom

Some of us have turned Claycord.com/politics into performing art, a media indexing source, and an entertainment event.

Get some popcorn and just watch…or chime in when ready.

196 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

@#186
I’m a retired senior citizen that worked 50 years for the military, feds, and state. I don’t have a curfew. How about you?

197 Yhe Phantom July 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

#186 @ Dennis & Phantom

Yhe Phantom is retired and does stuff during TV commercials on the finance channel, or between chores, and errands, and snacks.

I hate my life.

198 Dennis July 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

unbelievable.

School drops Cougars as team name because it might offend women

http://blog.syracuse.com/sports/2012/01/utah_high_school_cougars_offensive_team_name.html

the Charger was named the mascot — the first in Utah to use it.

The Chargers wasn’t the most popular team name with the kids. Instead, the top name was the Cougars, getting 23 percent of the votes. Other choices included the Chargers, Diamondbacks, Falcons, Raptors, Broncos, Bears and Cavaliers.

But the Cougar was rejected as the mascot because board members decided it might be seen as offensive to middle-aged women.

As pointed out on TV shows like Courteney Cox’s “Cougar Town” and Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” (one episode titled “Cougars” featured the 41-year-old Fey going on a date with a 20-year-old), the term has become popularly known to describe an older woman who dates younger men. Even online dating websites have popped up specifically for the “cougar” crowd, connecting interested males with females that are 15-30 years their senior.

“Sensitivity and political correctness regarding the names of athletic teams has officially reached a ridiculous peak,” USA Today wrote.

199 Sid July 2, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Dennis, yes it is unbelievable that a school board would reject the cougar as a school mascot because it didn’t want to offend middle-age women. It’s also not true.

The school board in questions posts extremely detailed meeting minutes. They’re practically verbatim transcriptions of the meetings. The school board was picking the school colors and mascot for a brand new high school. Not one person suggested that cougar be rejected because it’s offensive to middle-aged women. It was stated that the principal of the soon-to-be opened school wasn’t crazy about a cougar mascot because the students associate cougar with the pop culture definition. It was stated that having a cougar as a mascot had created problems for a high school drill team in a neighboring district. It was noted that the cougar is the BYU mascot and using the cougar as the high school mascot would put them in the middle of the BYU/Utah rivalry. But not one person said that having a cougar as a mascot would be offensive to middle-aged women.

It makes an entertaining blog entry, but it’s simply not true.

200 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 1:36 AM

@#184
“When your Jehovah’s Witness employer won’t cover your blood transfusion, thank the Supreme Court.”

gotta make a law to protect those unicorns, eh?

If the company you work for is Jehovah’s Witness, you won’t be working there unless you too are a Jehovah’s Witness. That means you refuse medical treatment. Period. Why force a company to provide medical insurance for a group that refuses to use it?

Oh wait. You also want to force all Catholic Churches to provide day care centers, just in case some of their (80 year old) Nuns have pre-school aged babies, right?

Your attempts to find excuses to attack religion are weak, at best.

201 Connie Dobbs July 2, 2014 at 7:32 AM

#198 That’s too bad. More sports teams should consider naming themselves after their fans. Personally, I miss the Washington Bullets.

202 @Dennis July 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Why do you think a business owned by a Jehovah’s Witness would only hire Jehovah’s Witnesses? It’s illegal to discriminate in hiring based on religion.

203 Anon Redux July 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut or face arrest
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/02/medical-staff-warned-keep-quiet-about-illegal-immigrants-or-face-arrest/

A government-contracted security force is threatening to arrest doctors and nurses if they disclose public health threats in a refugee camp for children at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Former camp workers are hiding their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution. “Security forces call themselves the Brown Shirts. Anyone caught with a cellphone is immediately fired.”

One worker said: “We have so many kids coming in that there was no way to control all the sickness – all this stuff coming into the country. They have measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat.”

Fly the friendly skies? One nurse said, “They’re transporting kids with scabies and lice on domestic charter buses and airplanes. You could see bugs crawling through their hair. After we rinsed their hair, the sink would be loaded with black bugs.”

Superiors tried to cover up the illnesses. “When they found kids with scabies, the charge nurse was adamant, ‘Don’t mention that. Don’t say scabies.”

A former worker who kept a journal said, “When people read it they are going to be astonished. I don’t think they will believe what is going on in America.”

“It was not a great surprise”, she said, when she received a call from federal agents demanding that she return to the military base and hand over her journal.

She declined to do so.

204 ..... July 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

@anon redux #203…..

*****Once again, the “most transparent administration”…..

A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some of the unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed.

Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. ““What are they trying to hide?” Bridenstine said after the incident. ”Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”

There are 1,200 immigrant children at the base. Bridenstine’s office explained that HHS releases the children to a “sponsor” in the United States. The congressman said that a security guard at the Fort Sill, Okla., facility refused to let him enter the barracks without HHS approval even though he is a member of Congress.

“There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Bridenstine said in the press release. “Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”

*****Once again, the “most transparent administration”…..

Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans.
By JIM KUHNHENN

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.

“So sue me,” he taunted on a sweltering day, as he pushed lawmakers to pay for road and bridge repairs. “I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something.”

Obama struck an aggressive tone in the face of a lawsuit threat from House Speaker John Boehner and in the wake of two defeats before the Supreme Court, including a unanimous decision from the court that he overreached when he appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was in recess.

His remarks came a day after Obama declared that he would act on his own to address weaknesses in the nation’s immigration system after Boehner informed him that the House would not take up an immigration overhaul this year.

He has already taken a series of executive actions, including an order requiring federal contractors to pay a higher minimum wage and initiating steps to to lower carbon emissions in coal-fired power plants.

“So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class — not ideas that are unique to me,” he said. “But the Republicans have said no to raising the minimum wage, have said no to fair pay. They’ve said no to extending unemployment insurance for over 3 million Americans looking for a new job.”

President Barack Obama speaks about transportation and the economy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Earlier Tuesday, Obama met with his Cabinet secretaries and urged them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act.

Obama said he would prefer that Congress act on issues such as immigration and infrastructure because laws are more sweeping than his own administrative actions.

“We’re not always going to be able to get things through Congress, at least not this Congress,” Obama said. “I want to make sure we emphasize not what we can’t do, but what we can do in the coming months.”

Speaking at Washington’s Key Bridge, Obama in shirt sleeves and his tie undone made a pitch to fix the nation’s bridges and highways.

He called on Congress to close tax loopholes and use the money on infrastructure projects, a long shot idea that has little if any support among congressional Republicans.

“It’s not crazy. It’s not socialism,” he said, mocking the criticism from some conservative quarters. “You know, it’s not, you know, the imperial presidency or no laws are broken.”

*****Once again, the “most transparent administration”…..

.

205 Marissa July 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM

@Anon Redux
Where did you find that information and why would they face arrest.

206 Don't Censor Me Bro July 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

POLL: Obama Worst Modern-Day President

AP

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a plurality of voters in a new poll published Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University survey found 33% of American voters named Obama as the worst while 28% named his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.

Richard Nixon, whose presidency ended in scandal, received only 13% of the vote and Jimmy Carter scored 8%. None of the remaining eight presidents received more than 3%.

Asked about the 2012 presidential race, 45% of respondents said the country would be better off if the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, had won. Slightly less — 38% — said the country would be worse off under a President Romney.

“Would Mitt have been a better fit?” Malloy asked. “More voters in hindsight say yes.”

207 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM

“President Obama is pulling no punches, and offering a few jokes, in his attack of House Republicans for failing to take action on legislation including the depleted Highway Trust Fund.

“While standing on Washington, D.C.’s Key Bridge today he said he will continue working on his own to help the middle class and if Congress doesn’t like it “sue me,” he said referring to the lawsuit threatened by Speaker John Boehner over Obama’s administrative actions.

“…It’s not crazy. It’s not socialism. You know, it — it’s not, you know, the imperial presidency or, no laws are broken. We’re just building roads and bridges like we’ve been doing for the last, I don’t know, 50, 100 years. But so far, House Republicans have refused to act on this idea. I haven’t heard a good reason why they haven’t acted. It’s not like they’ve been busy with other stuff,” he said to a crowd of 550 that included staff from the Department of Transportation. “No, seriously. I mean, they’re not doing anything. Why, why don’t they do this?”

“He continued to criticize house Republicans for not acting on extending unemployment insurance, raising the minimum wage, and a fair pay proposal.

“And they criticize me for this. Boehner sued me for this. And I told him I’d rather do things with you; pass some laws; make sure the Highway Trust Fund is funded so we don’t lay off hundreds of thousands of workers. It’s not that hard,” he said. “And this obstruction keeps the system rigged for those who are doing fine, at the very top. It prevents us from helping more middle-class families.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/07/obama-knocks-do-nothing-republicans-so-sue-me/

- The gloves are off …now the fun just begins…“No, seriously. I mean, they’re not doing anything. Why, why don’t they do this?” ~ President Barack Hussein Obama…twice!

208 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM

“Conservatives try to prevent birth control, abortion, and unions because it reduces the number of starving workers; full stomachs demand more money, which drives up the cost of labor.” ~ yhe фантом

It was never about saving lives; it was about saving consumers, borrowers, and cheap workers.

It was not really about the Bible commandment ever; it was about supply and demand.

Roe vs. Wade is just an impediment in the minds of the “forced breeding school” of labor pool development.

The opponents do not even read the Bible.

209 Elwood July 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM

@ Hobby Lobby #174

Hobby Lobby only objects to a couple of abortion inducing birth control methods.

They will continue to pay for others.

Ready! Fire! Aim!

210 Elwood July 2, 2014 at 1:22 PM

“A ‘liberal media’ if one exits”

Where should one exit to find the liberal media?

211 Vanessa July 2, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I enjoy the birth control methods of the civil service workers, firemen and such; all rear-ended policies. Children are zero when they don’t want any.

212 Elwood July 2, 2014 at 1:49 PM

New drinking game:

Every time a bleeding heart lunatic liberal dimmiecrat says “humanitarian crisis” you take a drink.

213 Marianne July 2, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Elwood, in the bay area the liberal media exists everywhere.

214 @Elwood July 2, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Re: “New drinking game:”

Country would run out of Alcohol.

215 Possible Charges July 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM

With all illegal children will obama administration be charged with running unlicensed day care.

216 . July 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM

“… University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 for Clinton to speak on campus in April.”
“… $300,000 to address UCLA in March and $225,000 for a speech scheduled to occur in October at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.”

“At least eight universities, including four public institutions, have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on their campuses over the past year, sparking a backlash from some student groups and teachers at a time of austerity in higher education.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-time-of-austerity-eight-universities-spent-top-dollar-on-hillary-clinton-speeches/2014/07/02/cf1d1070-016a-11e4-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html

217 Worst President Poll July 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM
218 Hmmm July 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Has obama administration contracted out guarding of illegal children to minimum wage rent-a-fuzz?
Will Red Cross be making unannounced spot inspections?

How is it this president can’t even stop an invasion of the country by children?

219 Really ? July 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Who’s really running the country?
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/64241

220 Mission Accomplished July 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM
221 Mission Accomplished July 2, 2014 at 5:16 PM
222 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 5:28 PM

“As if President Obama doesn’t have enough to worry about running the country day-to-day, now his legacy can be added to his laundry list of concerns.

“Mr. Obama edges out former President George W. Bush as the worst president since World War II, American voters say, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday.

“THIRTY-THREE PERCENT CHOSE MR. OBAMA AS THE WORST AMONG THE 12 PRESIDENTS SINCE HARRY TRUMAN, with 28 percent choosing George W. Bush and Richard Nixon tallying 13 percent. In 2006, Mr. Bush led the pack with 34 percent over Richard Nixon at 17 percent and Bill Clinton at 16 percent, much higher than the scant 3 percent who currently think Clinton is the worst.

“When asked who the best president is since World War II, 35 PERCENT OF AMERICAN VOTERS CHOSE RONALD REAGAN, 18 percent picked Clinton and 15 percent selected John F. Kennedy. Only 8 percent said Mr. Obama was the best since World War II and George W. Bush barely registered on the “best” list with 1 percent.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/who-is-the-worst-president-since-wwii/

- Comical statistical result…random sample…probably conducted at the Murrieta Ca, “MASSIVE” protest of 80 folks from the mobile home park.

- “When asked who the best president is since World War II, 35 percent of American voters chose Ronald Reagan” seems to be a biased sample at that. Who did the other 65% choose?

- Both inquiries only account for about 75% of their data…they don’t cross foot.

- Who writes this stuff?

- Why would CBS believe it? Koch is a new advertiser on cable CBS.

223 You're Just Joshin' July 2, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Name of new White House press secretary, Josh Earnest.
With a last name like Earnest, …… Really?
A press secretary for obama, named Earnest ?
Just gets better n better.

224 ... July 2, 2014 at 5:54 PM
225 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 5:56 PM

@#202 I didn’t say a business owned by a Jehovah’s Witness, I said a business owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Here’s another example: would you support a law forcing the Catholic Church to provide day care centers for all its female employees (aka NUNS, average age about 90) with pre-school aged children??

Seriously, the gripes about Hobby Lobby have nothing to do with medical care, they are all about hatred of Christianity, and a desire to use the law to attack them.

Here’s a question for you: if your medical coverage (like that of HL) covers pregnancy prevention (birth control via IUDs, pills, condoms, etc) but does NOT cover pregnancy termination, why don’t you just drop in to your local CVS, Walmart, or Walgreens and buy an OVER THE COUNTER Plan B pill?

Say what? All I’m hearing here is crickets.

226 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM

It’s time to gut hundreds of Federal and State bureaus, agencies, and departments, slash their budgets, fire the taxpayer-paid employees.

This crap has got to stop:
http://www.offgridquest.com/news/704-rain-man-to-jail

227 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 6:03 PM

@#222 what, CARTER didn’t score at the top of both the “best” and “worst” lists?

228 da look good, da look good July 2, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Embarrassing a president into action.
Texas Governor Rick Perry criticized President Obama for his lack of willingness and ability to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/02/Rick-Perry-Challenges-Obama-to-Come-to-Border

229 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 6:05 PM

‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Update:

Ex-parole officer of ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ opposes release, calls felon scarier than ‘Mexican Mafia killer’

“I know more about Christopher Hubbart than I care to remember,” wrote Bays, who served as Hubbart’s parole officer in the 1990s. “Why does Chris scare me more than a Mexican Mafia Killer? Because Hubbart’s actions are ‘compulsive’ … personal compulsions at the expense of another’s life.”

“I fought hard to keep Hubbart locked up for obvious reasons,” Bays said. “Christopher Hubbart is where he belongs – that I am proud of.”

Hubbart, 63, who confessed to raping at least 40 women in Los Angeles and San Francisco between 1971 and 1982, will be released from a state psychiatric facility and placed in a home in Lake Los Angeles within the next few days, local enforcement confirmed to FoxNews.com.

Multiple sources identified Hubbart’s landlord as Martyn Haggett, a convicted felon who served eight years in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his then-estranged wife and her boyfriend.

Records obtained by FoxNews.com show Haggett purchased the property where Hubbart will reside on January 2. Haggett could not be reached for comment.

Liberty Health Care, the company responsible for monitoring Hubbart for several weeks after his release, is renting the home from Haggett.

Palmdale Mayor James Ledford previously told The Associated Press the state would pay about $2,400 per month for a home that would normally rent for just $500.

Hubbart has been confined to a mental health facility since 1996. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey petitioned the state Supreme Court in July 2013 to block Hubbart’s release, but the court denied her request, prompting widespread protests in the community.

Hubbart will not be on probation or parole, law enforcement says, but he will wear a GPS ankle bracelet and register as a sex offender with the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, one of 23 subdivisions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department directly tasked with security matters surrounding Hubbart.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/02/ex-parole-officer-pillowcase-rapist-opposes-release-calls-felon-scarier-than/

230 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 6:15 PM

wait … he isn’t on parole? He’s being “monitored” by Liberty Health Care, which is also paying his 5x normal rent?

231 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 6:19 PM

“Name of new White House press secretary, Josh Earnest”

isn’t that an oxymoron? how perfect for a press secretary.

232 da look good, da look good July 2, 2014 at 6:25 PM
233 . July 2, 2014 at 6:34 PM

“… Hundreds of furious Californian protestors block road to buses carrying 140 illegal immigrant women and children – forcing them to turn back to border post.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2677429/Return-sender-Hundreds-furious-protestors-block-road-buses-carrying-140-women-children-illegal-immigrants-force-border.html

234 furian July 2, 2014 at 6:41 PM

What have I missed in here?

Wingies still winging?

Of course.

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA

235 Marianne July 2, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Glad the pillowcase rapist isn’t going to be located in the bay area, we sure don’t need people like that around here.

236 Statistics July 2, 2014 at 7:14 PM
237 Anon Redux July 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM

@Marissa #205. Your question has two parts: (1) Where did you find that information and (2) why would they face arrest?

Part 1: I found the information at foxnews.com. Here’s the link:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/02/medical-staff-warned-keep-quiet-about-illegal-immigrants-or-face-arrest/

Part 2: Why would Doctors and nurses face arrest? I believe they are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. They could be subject to prosecution is they speak out.

Note that “tiny dots” #204, has posted more news about the cover-up. A Congressman has been barred from talking to children in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

This story is startling because it shows more concern for hiding the truth than it does for the health and safety of American Citizens.

Will Congress do anything? Are both the Democrats and Republicans too soft to confront a rogue Presidency?

238 @Dennis 228 July 2, 2014 at 8:01 PM
239 . July 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM

“The Las Vegas woman died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details about Nevada Health Link insurance exchange enrollment troubles that kept her from treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.”

“Rolain was one of about 150 Nevadans suing Nevada Health Link contractor Xerox for enrollment mix-ups that left them without the health insurance they paid for.”
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/woman-class-action-lawsuit-against-xerox-dies

Maybe they could use those obama Benghazi off the cuff sayings , …
“It’s not OPTIMAL” or “there was just some sloppiness”
CHum

240 Elwood July 2, 2014 at 8:32 PM

“Yhe Phantom is retired and does stuff during TV commercials on the finance channel, or between chores, and errands, and snacks.

I hate my life.”

Pathetic. Probably the only true thing he ever posted.

241 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Anon Redux, Marissa

MEDICAL STAFF WARNED: KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OR FACE ARREST?

Once again the whole line of Koch is based on an ANONYMOUS source that cannot be interviewed.

“It was a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”

- ridiculous mangling of the facts.

Todd Starnes does this regularly, just like Jennifer “Stand Down” Griffin.

“In spite of the threat, several former camp WORKERS BROKE THEIR CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS and shared exclusive details WITH ME about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have AGREED TO NOT TO DISCLOSE THEIR IDENTITIES because they fear retaliation and prosecution.”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/02/medical-staff-warned-keep-quiet-about-illegal-immigrants-or-face-arrest/

- Fake story
- All nonsense and fear mongering exaggerations…generally middle school fantasies of supposed religious persecution of Christians…just nuts.

Another SECRET conspiracy attempt by the Administration…quickly compromised by “free market”, “limited government” and “personal freedom”.

The secrets are the HIPPA requirements pertaining to medical treatment.

Nobody gets arrested…just nuts.

242 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Elwood

Gotcha…look up humor.

243 Peter July 2, 2014 at 9:38 PM

I see Dennis is continuing to post nothing but lies.I’am glad someone else is calling you out as the liar you are.Right-wing ,religious fanatical fringe freak spreading lies instead of spreading the truth.

244 et-al July 2, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Fascist Liberals? Redundant. Simply redundant. That’s all.

245 Hobby Lobby July 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM

They won’t sell decorations,etc. pertaining to Jewish holidays because it is against their Christian values, however they sell a lot of Halloween decor-isn’t that Pagan, or better yet-according to their “values” isn’t Halloween a celebration of Satan?

246 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 9:44 PM

tiny dot
“The Las Vegas woman died Monday…”

fake story…false report…missing facts

247 @elwood 210 July 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

That is deep man.

248 Hobby Lobby or How the GOP Lost the Women Vote July 2, 2014 at 9:51 PM

The men who wrote this decision on behalf of the Supreme Court have entered into a war on women. They have become a blatantly political activist anti-women political organization. There are some [religious] beliefs that are so heinous that government should not respect them… Withholding basic healthcare from women is bigotry, plain and simple. We should not accept it, no matter how ‘sincerely’ the belief is held.

249 et-al July 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

When the lunatic-lefties don’t like a story or it scares them, they call it fake, false, deny the facts and then (their favorite) try to destroy the messenger.
Like mongrel dogs biting the hand that feeds them, they are.
Business as usual.

250 et-al July 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

So grow up, stop whining and pay for your own damn birth control pills, #248.

251 Connie Dobbs July 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

#248 The next time the Supreme Court Justices are up for election, don’t vote for the Republicans.

252 Elwood July 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

@ #242

In the future when attempting humor, please use this format: (text)

253 Elwood July 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Moderator: If faux html is not allowed, please delete post 251 and this post as well.

254 Aspirin July 2, 2014 at 10:46 PM

@Dennis #225: A “hatred of Christianity” ? A bit of a stretch, eh?

255 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

@Marianne that sex offender is being moved into a house right next door to a woman who was brutally raped 60 years ago, and is still traumatized by it. Seems to me the State should keep him locked up until the can find a “better” place to dump him.

This release is a slap in the face of all women who have been raped.

256 Aspirin July 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: Obama presidential poll. I Have Some Very Important News for everyone. Now, read this very, very carefully: Obama has not finished his term as president yet so tell the pollsters to go and find something useful to do. When Obama lies us into a useless war that kills 5,000 Americans and bankrupts the country we can put things into a better perspective.

257 Dennis July 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

@Aspirin would you prefer the term Evangelical Atheist Hatemongers instead?

@#245/#248 Do you know who your company’s business invests in? Do you even know, or care? Why get in a snit about Hobby Lobby? You demand different rules for companies that YOU don’t like, is that it?

258 Yhe Phantom July 2, 2014 at 11:43 PM

“When the lunatic-lefties don’t like a story or it scares them, they call it fake, false, deny the facts and then (their favorite) try to destroy the messenger.

Sasquatch
Alien abductions
Astrology
Faith healing
Elvis sightings
Yoko Ono is an artist
Stock market Market Timing
Austrian Economics
Libertarian Free market theory

259 Michelle July 3, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Haven’t been on this thread in a while. What’s new……

260 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 12:04 AM

@Peter hey Doooooood! I think I saw you being interviewed on TV! Are you the guy at 0:51 or the one at 1:38?

Watters World » Fox News Haters pt2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRnmQngtrlM

261 Invasion July 3, 2014 at 5:25 AM

“We took four children to the hospital,” said Paul Beeson, Border Patrol Chief of the San Diego sector. “Two of them had fevers, two of them had scabies.”

“Here in Murrieta, we now find ourselves in the situation not because we do not have comprehensive immigration forum, but rather because we have a lack of political will to protect our borders,” stated Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.”

http://www.kusi.com/story/25931684/1000-people-show-up-to-murrieta-town-hall-meeting-to-discuss-migrants

262 Worthless Without a Teleprompter July 3, 2014 at 5:34 AM

Reward for low information voters who care more about what’s on TV than they do about their country.

“… he ranks beneath Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and George W Bush. George W Bush.”
‘Poll: Obama’ is the least popular president since the Second World War. Here’s why ‘
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100278533/poll-obama-is-the-least-popular-president-since-the-second-world-war-heres-why/

263 ... July 3, 2014 at 5:49 AM

“‘I’M RIGHT, YOU’RE WRONG’
Early in his administration, President/Professor Obama repeatedly referred to “teaching moments.” He would admonish staff, members of Congress and the public, in speeches and in private, about what they could learn from him. Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations, President Obama projected an arrogant “I’m right, you’re wrong” demeanor that alienated many potential allies. Furthermore, the president concentrated power within the White House, leaving Cabinet members with no other option but to dutifully carry out policies with which they had limited input in crafting and might very well disagree. From my experience, this was especially true in the environmental, resources, housing and employment areas. Not by coincidence, these areas have also been responsible for much of the president’s harshest critiques.”

“LECTURES vs. LISTENING
One former administration official told me directly that the people in the White House “NEVER TALK TO REAL PEOPLE.” Another former Obama staffer confided to me that it was clear to him that the president didn’t mind giving speeches (lectures), but really avoided personal contact with members of Congress and folks outside the Beltway. “He doesn’t seem to derive energy from spending time with regular people the way Clinton did. He rallies to give speeches for the big crowds, but avoids individual contact,” the former staffer recalled. This “arms-length” attitude extends to top decision-makers in the president’s administration. A senior housing official recently told me that, despite the fact that he was responsible for crafting policies to stem the foreclosure crisis, he had personally never met with a homeowner who had been foreclosed on. ”

“The president’s disinterest in input from those outside his inner circle is costing him many wasted opportunities. Recently, a senator told me Obama went to his/her state, but issued an invitation for the senator to attend the event only the day before. “I represent a must-win state and lead the president in approval ratings by nearly 20 points. He was totally off-message for what my people wanted to hear. Doesn’t the White House get it? I don’t need him, he needs ME!” ”

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/cardozas-corner/198861-the-professorial-president

264 ... July 3, 2014 at 5:54 AM
265 ... July 3, 2014 at 6:48 AM

” The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes “discrimination.” ”
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/federal-gov-t-sues-wisconsin-company-says-english-language

266 INcoming July 3, 2014 at 7:08 AM

What happened yesterday in Murrieta, CA exemplifies how out of touch with America the obama administration really is.

And of course willfully ignorant low information democrats have no clue what happened in Murrieta, CA yesterday. That’s OK just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your incompetence. (obama) You deserve him.

267 ..... July 3, 2014 at 7:16 AM

@Aspirin #256….

So the pollsters were busy taking apart Bush when he was in office….but you want them to lay off your buddy until after he leaves office?

Then you tell us about “lying”??????? WTF! Let’s talk about your Obama’s lies – closing Gitmo, saving $2500 on health care insurance premiums, the most transparent administration claims; then look at the other issues posted above in #69. And he claims he taught Constitutional law? Maybe how to bypass it. And then he spends millions to hide his school records? Now tell us about the Connecticut SSN issue; Fast and Furious?

Just what I expected from a left-wing hypocrite. Keep drinking the kool-aid.

268 Cry Wolf July 3, 2014 at 7:29 AM

democrats likely won’t remember all the doom and gloom, world will end predictions from obama administration over their contrived sequestration (crisis) way back there in 2013. Here we go again this time it’s (boo hoo)
a highway crisis.

“As many as 700,000 jobs could be at risk, Obama told a crowd gathered beneath the Key Bridge that spans the Potomac River and joins the District of Columbia with Virginia.”

“The Washington Monument syndrome, also known as the Mount Rushmore Syndrome, … or the firemen first principle, … is a term used to accuse government agencies in the United States of cutting the most visible or appreciated service provided by the government when faced with budget cuts. It has been used to refer to cuts in popular services such as national parks and libraries … or to valued public employees such as teachers and firefighters. … Allegedly, this is done to gain support for the restoration of budgets that lawmakers would normally be against.”

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jul/02/highway-crisis-looms-as-soon-as-august-white/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome
Yawn …… CHum

269 Invasion July 3, 2014 at 7:34 AM

“With no Paul Revere to send out the warning bells, Independence Day 2014 progresses as the one in which a rogue U.S. president is lighting the match to toss into the dry tinder box called ‘The U.S.A Without Borders’.”

“Most of the country will be celebrating 238 years of cherished independence tomorrow. Masking his gloating behind a White House barbecue for military service members and their families, Obama will be celebrating finally having found the way to wipe out all American independence period. ”

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/64289

270 @dennis 257 July 3, 2014 at 7:38 AM

It’s hypocritical and points out religious beliefs played no role in what the did but that’s what most Christians do so I’d not unusual

271 Food Is A Weapon July 3, 2014 at 7:39 AM

‘Why China is stealing America’s corn seeds’
http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/03/news/china-corn-espionage/index.html

272 Did They Forgot To Mention July 3, 2014 at 7:53 AM

“SAN DIEGO – A Border Patrol agents union representative told 10News the influx of undocumented immigrants now in Border Patrol custody is threatening the health of agents as well as national security.”
http://www.10news.com/news/questions-swirl-as-more-immigrants-hospitalized

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to the public health crisis spurred by the recent surge of illegal immigrants by activating an emergency facility designed to monitor and coordinate “emergency response activities to public health threats,” the agency admitted to Infowars Tuesday.”
http://www.infowars.com/cdc-confirms-activation-of-emergency-operation-center-in-response-to-immigrant-influx/

Perhaps enticing then permitting an invasion of illegals to force an amnesty bill thru congress was a bad idea?

273 da look good, da look good July 3, 2014 at 8:01 AM

“​A Veterans Affairs whistleblower from Atlanta will testify before Congress next Tuesday about widespread destruction of applications, retaliation against whistleblowers, and people being shifted from processing VA applications last summer to working on Obamacare enrollment.”

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/va-employees-switched-processing-va-applications-obamacare-applications

274 Anon Redux July 3, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Border Chaos: Obama’s bad federal policy hurts local communities
————
Murrieta: public health worries
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/02/Exclusive-Interview-with-Murrieta-Illegal-Alien-Protest-Organizer

The leader of the Murrieta protests, a former nurse, noted that the minimal medical screening being done by the Border Patrol will not catch many of the diseases that the illegal aliens are carrying include: drug-resistant tuberculosis; leprosy; and tropical diseases, such as dengue fever.

The next bus to Murrieta will arrive on July 4th (in the middle of the night). Protests will continue until something is done.
————
A YouTube Video (Part 1) shows Council Member Rick Gibbs discussing how the city of Murrieta and County of Riverside found out about the buses. Local Congressmen are not being given straight answers, and local communities are trying to deal with the crisis as best they can. Very revealing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1DWlVlkmag

275 World's Smallest Violin July 3, 2014 at 8:37 AM

“Many news outlets are highlighting a new Quinnipiac Poll in which Barack Obama is ranked the worst president since World War II. Obama now ranks even lower than the man he blames for everything, his predecessor George W. Bush.
Not so well reported is that Ronald Reagan is rated the best post-war president. The poll isn’t even close.
Reagan polls at double the second-place winner, Bill Clinton, and more than four times JFK.”

“In foreign policy, Reagan’s “peace through strength” philosophy was derided at the time by liberals as reckless warmongering — but it led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

http://nypost.com/2014/07/03/another-reagan-landslide/

obama campaigned on “smart government.”
Turning out more like narcissistic, smart a$$.

276 Get this............... July 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

So Dennis is a retired Gov’t employee sucking his retirement payments (from multiple agencies to boot) off the tax payer and yet thinks local public employees should have the pensions and benefits cut?????
Yep old fart talks out of both sides of mouth. He has his but screw everyone else…..Oh wait none of us current gov’t employees are worth what he is worth….what a jerk.
So there you have it Claycord – the real Dennis. Nothing but a 2 faced jerk

277 Bad News for Republicans Or Oh Those Darn Facts July 3, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Dow Breaks Through 17,000-Point Barrier on Strong Jobs Report

The Dow broke through the 17,000-point barrier for the first time on Thursday after a report that the unemployment rate dropped to a near six-year low and the economy created many more jobs than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 74 points higher at 17,050.38 in mid-morning trading, the S&P 500 rose 6 points and the Nasdaq added 17 points. The Labor Department reported that job growth sped up in June as the economy created a much-higher-than expected 288,000 jobs and the jobless rate dropped to near a six-year low of 6.1 percent

278 A Teleprompter Legend in his own mind July 3, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Chicago Tribune Editorial Rips obama

“Obama’s lectures don’t help him get things done”

“But the president’s lectures this week have been all certitude, no introspection.
Where’s the acknowledgment of his administration’s failure to build bipartisan consensus on almost anything? During his first two years as president, Democrats dominated both congressional chambers. Republicans now control the House. After the November election they may control the House and Senate. You’d think, in the sixth year of his presidency, Obama would find a way to deal with the existence of an opposition party that can be as obstinate as he is.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-obama-immigration-republicans-0703-20140703,0,2337029.story

279 anon July 3, 2014 at 9:54 AM

#271 He earned it. Maybe you haven’t.

280 Utopia At Last July 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM

70s Hippies get their way.

“Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members and homeless people, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday.”

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Berkeley-Dispenaries-to-Provide-Free-Marijuana-to-Low-Income-Members-265632571.html?cid=social_nbcnews_main_20140703_27197596

281 @271 July 3, 2014 at 10:41 AM

You’ll need more practice to become a community organizer who can pit Americans against each other.

Thought presidents were supposed to be for America, uniting the country, setting goals like a man on the moon. Instead we’re stuck with a hack who seems to take great pleasure in causing divisiveness, guess old community organizer techniques are hard to overcome.

Only thing happening is Americans dislike and distrust of this president, see Poll numbers.

282 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

It’s funny watching the Republicans fish around for another SCANDAL.

Now any veteran that dies is Obama’s fault
The 200 immigrant kids crossing the border any day is Obama’s fault
All PC head crashes are Obama’s fault
Any Middle East violence is Obama’s fault
Any Eastern European crises is Obama’s fault

Now the UN budget is Obama’s fault

\http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/02/un-pay-and-perks-after-two-years-us-study-still-mystery/?intcmp=latestnews

The Indian rape crises is all Obama’s fault

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/03/can-us-help-india-rape-epidemic/?intcmp=latestnews

- Yet, like God, he seems unresponsive.
- The President only does what he is authorized to do.

That’s why he is the favorite and most historically important President of the United States since Lincoln…Twice.

283 Ouch July 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Compared to rest of opinion piece the following is kind.

” I take no joy in watching Senator Yes We Can become President Don’t Blame Me as he weaves and bobs and dodges rather than stabilizing, shaping and forging. I don’t wish to demonize him, as too many opponents do; I am, however, deeply disappointed in him. Obama’s tenure shows – as Carter’s did – that a leadership vacuum at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue emboldens dictators and bullies worldwide. ”

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Center-Field-Obamas-callousness-toward-the-kidnapped-kids-and-Israel-361192

284 ... July 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

While obama was patting himself on the back this information came out that he didn’t talk about.
“…data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that 15.2 percent of adults age 18-29 were unemployed in June. ”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/millennials-unemployment-report-152-workers-18-29-out-work-more-jobs-needed

285 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

If 33% thinks someone is the worst…66% do not agree!

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2056

We learned that in college…where did Mr. Quinnipiac go to school?

286 Job Well Done July 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Evidently US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is highly efficient at arresting people from other countries who overstay their visas.
That is providing those people walk up and tell them about it.

“A backpacker visiting from South America is locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes.”
“…he tried to enter Canada to continue his trip, he didn’t know he needed a visa to get through the border. Canadian authorities at the Peace Arch crossing turned him back to the US side. But it was 30 minutes passed midnight.”
“And I asked for help, ‘What can I do if I can’t come back to the United States?’ And without making a lot of questions he just arrested me,”

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Foreign-backpacker-arrested-for-staying-in-US-half-hour-too-long-265688301.html

287 Victory Lap July 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Unless you actually go look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Part time jobs are STILL majority of the jobs being created under obama
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t08.htm

“The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) increased by 275,000 in June… ”
“Manufacturing added 16,000 jobs in June…”
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

That needs repeating,
“Manufacturing added 16,000 jobs in June…”
Manufacturing jobs provide a “LIVING WAGE”

Rather thin to be taking victory laps based on part time jobs. But low information voters don’t care enough to seek the truth.
How unfortunate their kids and grandkids will be the ones paying the price for their failure to live up to their duty as citizens of America.

288 Rick July 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

republican party and it’s policies.
DEAD.
And I’m going to the funeral.

289 Such Leadership July 3, 2014 at 2:36 PM

01 May 2013
‘ CBS: Illegals Entering US Triple With Talk of Immigration Reform ‘
“In March (2013), 7,500 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, which includes McAllen, Cabrera told CBS News. That’s up from 2,800 in January.”(2013)
“In February (2013), nearly 4,800 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande, the local news website The Monitor.com reports.”
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/illegals-crossing-border-triples/2013/05/01/id/502367/

In May a 4 page memo written by a high ranking person in Border Patrol estimated, “agents and officers will apprehend more than 90,000 unaccompanied children on the border this year.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/5/surge-in-kids-crossing-border-alone-strains-patrol/

‘ Tuberculosis Back in the U.S.; Obama, Illegals to Blame ‘
” By the 1960s, tuberculosis (TB) had been almost totally eradicated in the United States. But 50 years later, according to a March 20 Reuters article, “Half a million people fell sick with dangerous superbug strains of TB in 2012, but fewer than one in four were diagnosed.” ”
http://americanfreepress.net/?p=16259

‘ Border Patrol Agent: Illegal Aliens Crossing US Border with Serious, Contagious, Infectious Diseases ‘
http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/06/border-patrol-agent-illegal-aliens-crossing-us-border-serious-contagious-infectious-diseases/

290 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM

@#276
your stupidity is astounding. I do not collect multiple retirement packages from government. Only some Civil Service jobs, and Politicians, get that nonsense. Retired military, for example, get only a percentage of their career-long underpaid salaries as retirement.

Apparently, you aren’t even old enough to have researched retirement options for yourself. And you don’t care.

All you want is an excuse to whine about me. Too bad.

291 Cost Of Existing July 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

” Americans will spend more on their Fourth of July barbecues this year than ever before after the price of items such as beef, lettuce and ice cream hit an all-time high for the month.

Independence Day is the most popular time of year for outdoor grilling but an index tracking U.S. retail prices for seven foods commonly enjoyed during the holiday shot up 5.1 percent in May from a year earlier to the highest ever for the month, the latest data from Bureau of Labor Statistics show. ”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2679831/July-Fourth-barbecue-cost-EVER-price-beef-lettuce-ice-cream-soar-time-high-month.html

New question has entered into conversations, how many jobs do you have?

292 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

@#270
“It’s hypocritical and points out religious beliefs played no role in what the did but that’s what most Christians do so I’d not unusual”

can anyone translate this gibberish?

put down the Bic and step away from the Bong, doooood.

293 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 3:17 PM

@#277
” the jobless rate dropped to near a six-year low of 6.1 percent”

In other words, the jobless rate hasn’t been this low since Bush was in office? Obama’s entire Presidency has had higher unemployment?

wow, nice spin for the Obama Look Good Legacy.

294 @Rick July 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Better yet it’s tme to take out the GARBAGE that is congress.
Anyone in congress over 10 years Vote them OUT regardless of party.

295 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 3:22 PM

“The President only does what he is authorized to do.”

you be sure and repeat that over and over when he’s Impeached.

296 Elwood July 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

@ Hobby Lobby or How the GOP Lost the Women Vote #248

The Supremes are not final because they’re right, they’re right because they’re final.

Whatever substance you’re using, you’ve been doing too much of it.

297 Awww July 3, 2014 at 3:44 PM

For third month in a row Labor Force Participation Rate remains at 62.8%.
Last president to have numbers this low, jimmy carter way back in 1977.
http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet

298 Elwood July 3, 2014 at 3:48 PM

@ Utopia At Last #280

I’m going to walk in to a pot shop in Berkeley and announce:

“I’m broke on my *** and I really need to get high.”

And then if they don’t hook me up I’ll sue!

299 Elwood July 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

@ Rick #288

That’ll just be an extension of the trip you’ve been on as long as you’ve posted here.

300 Top 12 Reasons I Carry a Gun July 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

1. A Fire Extinguisher is a Lousy Self Defense Weapon

No one seems to have an issue with folks keeping a fire extinguisher in the house, right? I mean, people don’t question your paranoia level even though there are fire departments just about everywhere. So I thought about just carrying a fire extinguisher for self defense too. I figured I could foam at least three people in the face before it emptied, and then it becomes an excellent impact weapon. After discovering that finding a concealed holster was near impossible, I gave up.

2. I don’t know when I might need it

While crime rates continue to fall over the long haul, there’s still plenty of evil behavior to go around. Read any paper and you’ll see that crimes happen all over, not just in “high risk” places. Speaking of high risk places, if I ever thought I was going somewhere I might need to use my gun, you can be darn tootin’ sure I wouldn’t be going there in the first place.

3. Because 186,873

According to USA Carry, that’s the number of warrants outstanding for felons across the US. They walk among us.

4. An Abrams tank gets terrible gas mileage

Before you write off this idea, think of the benefits. Although a tank has great offensive weaponry, you probably wouldn’t ever need it. You’re pretty well protected from just about anything other than rust. Just drive it into your garage and be sure to shut the garage door with your clicker before exiting the hatch. Also, remember to lower the main gun barrel before driving in.

5. Because Miss USA said that people ought to learn to defend themselves

As the Duchess of Defense discussed recently, it’s a good idea for anyone, not just women to learn how to protect themselves. While the world “should” be a place free of crime, it’s not. It’s up to you how you want to handle that reality.

6. Carrying 7 guns gives me a raging backache.

I carry one gun because more than that is painful. Back in the day, I made a video for a Top Shot application and strapped 7 guns on – all concealed – just to show that it can be done. Well armed? Yes. Comfortable? Maybe about as comfortable as Piers Morgan at a Three Gun doubleheader. And no, I didn’t make the final cut for the show.

TOP 12 reasons I carry a gun

7. I’m a First-Responder

No, I’m not in law enforcement, firefighting or EMS. I’m a regular guy. But make no mistake, I am the first responder. Lot’s of folks are called first responders, but they’re really second responders who arrive after something is started, and usually after it’s finished. No disrespect to second responders, it’s just a fact that, by definition, they’re second, not first.

I’m a first responder. You’re a first responder. Our families are first responders. Everyone else is a second responder.

8. My powers can only be used for good.

Actually I don’t have any special powers. I’m a regular person like everyone else. And carrying a gun gives me no special powers either. But legally carrying a gun does in fact include me in a very exclusive club. Along with all you other folks who legally carry a gun, I am 5 times less likely to commit a violent crime and 14 times less likely to commit a non-violent crime than those who don’t legally carry a gun.

That’s right, concealed carry permittees are about the most law abiding group of measurable population segments. That’s from a Texas study of concealed permit holder criminal activity.

Just Texas? Nah. In Florida, one is twice as likely to be attacked by an alligator than a concealed carry permit holder.

So why all the concern about why you can and can’t carry? Because irrational hoplophobia.

9. As awesome as the police are, they can’t get to me fast enough.

Law enforcement can be a thankless job. Ask William. I’m sure he’ll have more to say about that in future columns. You have to be dedicated and willing to risk, well, everything, in order to engage in that career choice. That’s a lot of dedication to preserving public safety. But any police officer understands, and will admit, that they are minutes away when seconds count. Seconds. No one can respond to a crime before damage is done, no matter how dedicated.

10. Carrying a gun makes me extra, super duper, careful.

I find I am far more aware of my surroundings and circumstances when carrying a gun. Not because I want to get involved in something, but because I want to avoid things. A road rage argument on the road? Nope. If I’m carrying a gun, I’ll let the other guy “win” and continue on my way. Suspicious looking people? Nope. I’ll take the long way around. Dark alleys? Nah, even though I love scary movies, I won’t do dark alleys in real life.

11. Deterrence works.

I’m not at all suggesting that I will deter crime with my gun, or by showing it. That’s stupid, and almost always illegal. I am suggesting that when it’s well known that a goodly sized part of the population carries guns, criminals are much more thoughtful. Big house (prison) surveys of inmates indicate that what they fear most are armed citizens. That disrupts work plans.

12. Rights can be lost through atrophy. And apathy.

Imagine if we all stopped believing that we could say what we want, or write whatever blog articles we want (gasp!) What if we started asking permission to speak or write? What if we started to look for prior approval of speeches, articles, letters, pictures and videos? When you stop using rights, they can be lost through atrophy – and apathy.

No one gave you the right to free speech or the right to bear arms. Those are pre-existing human rights that are only protected by those we choose to put in positions of power. When we stop acting like those rights are absolutely natural, they can be taken away.

301 Be Afraid July 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

“There are some [religious] beliefs that are so heinous that government should not respect them… ”

First part of the last century, Germany

302 @Elwood July 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

May be a good idea to bring your passport if you’re venturing into the Republic of Bezerkley.

303 Invaders bring desease July 3, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children

304 OHMy July 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

This is just embarrassing for obama administration, a Quarantine Area that isn’t.
http://www.infowars.com/border-patrol-rep-quarantine-area-nothing-more-than-piece-of-yellow-caution-tape/

But it’s OK, they won’t screw this up, would they?

305 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Another heartless Federal government SCANDAL!

“A 90-year-old decorated World War II veteran still fighting to correct what he says is an erroneous war record may finally be getting closer to realizing his goal.

“Thomas Joseph Smith, Jr., of Glenville, N.Y., who survived some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, said he received the shock of a lifetime when he realized military records detailing his time with the U.S. Marine Corps incorrectly indicated he went AWOL for one month during his unit’s deployment on the Marshall Islands in the early 1940s.

“I wanted to confirm everything, to make sure everything’s accurate for my memoir, and that’s when I found all of this out,” Smith told FoxNews.com of the effort that began in 2006. “I’ve been fiddling around with this for a number of years and I’ve gotten a little upset about getting the run-around.”

“I don’t have that much animosity, but the bureaucracy and the foolishness that goes on in government I can’t understand,” Smith told FoxNews.com. “I don’t understand the attitude of passing the buck.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/02/0-year-old-wwii-vet-makes-final-push-to-see-war-record-corrected/

- Wrong for seventy years but it needs to be done now and it’s Obama’s fault!

Oh the undying endless pain and dishonor, the crush of judgment based on an error posted to his 201 file.

He needs a special Executive Order from this President…saying what?

306 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

“How unfortunate their kids and grandkids will be the ones paying the price for their failure to live up to their duty as citizens of America.”?

- Don’t worry, all the former immigrants will repopulate a working Unionized middle class, paying taxes to support a mass of white non-Hispanic slackers on fake Social Security Disability Insurance claims.

There will be billions of government monies; “treasure” for everyone.

Was it John McCain that first used that term “treasure” to describe all the money we pissed away in Iraq?

Interesting term.

Our real national treasure is the diverse and tolerant masses of the poem.

“The New Colossus”

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus (1849–87),

- This, among all other values, is the greatest American value.

- If you do not share this graet American value, then it is time for you to leave.

307 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

“If you do not share this great American value, then it is time for you to leave.”

308 It's Falling Apart July 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

The ongoing de-dollarization of the world.
Has been brought up here many times, deals between Australia and China, to numerous countries dropping the US Dollar as reserve currency including Russia only 5 months into the obumbles presidency.
( such confidence in obama and the FED )

http://www.infowars.com/the-brics-are-morphing-into-an-anti-dollar-alliance-2/

309 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

“The cost was high – in blood and treasure[s] for the United States and also for the Iraqi people,” Panetta aid. “But those lives have not been lost in vain.” `~ U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta 2011.

310 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 6:22 PM

EL CENTRO, Calif. — One mayor condemned the federal government for sending Central American “illegal immigrants” to his city. Another mayor said that she accepts migrants passing through her city, calling it “a humanitarian effort to aid folks that are in need.”

Using the views of these elected leaders as a barometer, it should be no surprise that El Centro’s first delivery of about 140 migrants, on Wednesday, went off without a hitch, a day after protesters swarmed buses carrying Central Americans in Murrieta to try to keep them away.

“People help illegal people here,” said Marjorie Storms, an American who works in fields up and down the state of California, picking vegetables. “They give money, they feed them.” There are known networks for finding work without papers, and if residents don’t actively help, many turn a blind eye, she said.

El Centro residents tolerate, and some even embrace, undocumented immigration because many are from Mexico already, Storms said. Many of the migrants are trying to get north to California’s central plains, she continued, making El Centro more of a corridor than a destination.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/02/el-centro-migrant-transfer/

- With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus (1849–87),

- This, among all other values, is the greatest American value.

311 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

@#307 is that your solution to the nightmare nanny problem? She takes over someone else’s home, and your advice is for the HOMEOWNER to leave?
BTW this happens in Florida too. People with vacation homes discover that vagrant have broken in, set up camp, and when they call the cops, they are told they have to go to court to get the squatters out of their homes.
Or, as you suggest, they could just leave the squatters in the home they built and paid for … including property txes.

312 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM

“Emma Lazarus (1849–87)”

I guess poor Emma couldn’t handle all those refugees showing up on her doorstep. Lived 38 years, R.I.P.

313 Give obama Another Year July 3, 2014 at 7:44 PM

While obama is trying too figure out who is an ally and who is going under the bus next, President Putin has stepped up.

“America Deluded Us” Slams Angry Iraq PM, Will Buy Russian Jets Instead In War Against ISIS
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-27/america-deluded-us-slams-angry-iraq-pm-will-buy-russian-jets-instead-fight-against-i

‘ Exclusive: Putin’s Pilots Set to Fly Over Iraq ‘
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/01/exclusive-putin-s-pilots-set-to-fly-over-iraq.html

‘ Russia is replacing America as the main power broker in the Middle East ‘
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100278185/russia-is-replacing-america-as-the-main-power-broker-in-the-middle-east/

Could be by time obama is out of office China and Russia will be dominate in the area.

314 Now That's Embarrassing July 3, 2014 at 7:56 PM

hillary clinton’s book, third week of sales, only 26,000 sold. How Pathetic

315 Yhe Phantom July 3, 2014 at 8:14 PM

squatters and immigrants are different…really!

Immigrant’s work, pay their bills, and raise families…and are invited by other willing Americans to contribute to our economy..

Emma understood America in her short life of thirty-eight years, and others do not in their lifetime of more than sixty.

America is great because it grows on the roots of freedom loving people.

316 @elwood 297 July 3, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Doesn’t mean women will agree or not find the GOP at fault for pursuing it. Yea another blunder that will doom the GOP in the next pres election. The PAC’s will trash the GOP and they just keep adding ammo for the Dems. They are soooooo stupid.

317 @diarrhea dennis 292 July 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Can’t ackkowege what you know is true angry old man.

318 Anon July 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

The mayor of Murrieta, CA, has spoken out against the federal government dumping illegal aliens in his community, and protesters there successfully forced three busloads of detainees to divert elsewhere, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta.

While other communities near Border Patrol processing stations will be the first to feel the impact of this new wave of illegal immigration, the ill effects will eventually be passed on to the rest of the state and nation. Schools and health care centers, already strained, will be the first to suffer. The minors and families arriving here not only do not speak English, but many of them do not even speak Spanish. While we fail to provide adequate healthcare for our own veterans, we are now expected to look after the poor of Honduras and Guatemala.

Appropriately, local residents and officials are galvanizing against federal plans to dump national border problems onto their doorsteps. We need you to join with them.

President Obama created this crisis with his refusal to enforce our immigration laws. His administrative Dream Act amnesty and decreased internal deportations have told Central Americans that the U.S. border is wide open. Since the law does not allow illegal aliens from Central America, unlike those from Mexico, to be immediately turned back, we must insist that they be held, processed quickly at stations at the border and then deported.

We need more local officials to stand up against the Obama administration’s failure to enforce our immigration laws. Please call or email your mayor and ask that he or she speak out for your town and against illegal immigration. Ask your mayor to contact your U.S. Representative and other federal officials to oppose sending illegal aliens to your community.

319 Do You Feel Safer? July 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Of course they are more careful after massive Snowden intel theft.

“Auditors for the office that oversees the approval of all federal security clearances have apparently located the most productive federal contract worker in America.
An unnamed employee at U.S. Investigative Services (known as USIS) — the same private company that processed Edward Snowden’s clearance to work at the NSA — managed to review a startling 15,152 clearance cases in a single month during fiscal 2013, according to an Office of Personnel Management inspector general’s report.”

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/16/14945/federal-contract-employee-reviewed-15152-security-clearances-month-audit-says

320 Hobby Lobby or Piggy Park July 3, 2014 at 9:27 PM

In its 8-0 decision in Piggie Park, the Supreme Court upheld the Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling against the restaurant chain and found that it was not exempt from the Civil Rights Act of 1964 simply because its owner had religious objections to the law.

The Supreme Court threw out Piggie Park’s “patently frivolous” claims when determining that Piggie Park must pay the plaintiffs’ legal fees:

Indeed, this is not even a borderline case, for the respondents interposed defenses so patently frivolous that a denial of counsel fees to the petitioners would be manifestly inequitable. Thus, for example, the “fact that the defendants had discriminated both at [the] drive-ins and at [the sandwich shop] was . . . denied . . . [although] the defendants could not and did not undertake at the trial to support their denials. Includable in the same category are defendants’ contention, twice pleaded after the decision in Katzenbach v. McClung, 379 U. S. 294, . . . that the Act was unconstitutional on the very grounds foreclosed by McClung, and defendants’ contention that the Act was invalid because it ‘contravenes the will of God’ and constitutes an interference with the ‘free exercise of the Defendant’s religion.’”

321 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM

“Immigrant’s work, pay their bills, and raise families…and are invited by other willing Americans to contribute to our economy..”

nonsense. Males come here because they are fleeing the Federales, or because they can’t pass the visa-required health check. They stand around Monument for a week, and when they discover all the jobs are taken … by illegals who got hired years ago … they join a gang.

unaccompanied children don’t work, pay bills, or raise families.

women are victimized by “human trafficers”, often forced into prostitution.

But you go right on spinning that fantasy “I wish it were true, therefore it is reality” nonsense. Don’t expect anyone to actually believe it.

322 Center of the Middle July 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM

phantom can say anything he wants but, considering the impact of any statements made by him he has about as much credibility as a commode, NONE.
He wouldn’t know the TRUTH if he choked on it. He has NO discernible integrity apparent to even the most casual observer. Sadly, this is also true of most far-left types.

323 Dennis July 3, 2014 at 10:36 PM

@#320 sounds like sommu them thar good ol’ Southren Dem KKK boys didn’t get the memo about the Civil Rights Act. Or maybe it was just a scrumbag lawyer.

Wouldn’t be the first time a snake has tried to pass itself off as something it isn’t, claiming 1st Amendment Rights exempt them from the law.

As SCOTUS said, these were “patently frivolous” claims.

324 Connie Dobbs July 3, 2014 at 11:09 PM

There are 9 Supreme Court Justices, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s has exactly nothing to do with providing free contraceptives.

325 @Center of the Middle July 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Any attention only serves to prolong it’s vacuous and nonsensical ramblings.
Have found best course is to ignore it.

326 Rick July 4, 2014 at 8:49 AM

@elwood

Your comments are straight out of 5th grade. Have you started reading at grade level yet?

327 Taken For A Ride July 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Lacking in this administration of pointy propeller heads, who have never held a real business world job, is first hand knowledge of the importance of certainty, both regulatory and policy. Neither of which has happened in the obama administration who seem only concerned with achieving a warped utopia and advancing the monetary gains of mega rich one percent campaign contributors.

Keystone was less about the environment than it was about making money for a couple mega rich contributors one from the Midwest and one from CA. As a result oil had to be transported above ground making a one of the richest men in the world even richer. Tree huggers were played as stooges, so the rich could become richer. An a few dead as a result of derailments is an acceptable cost of doing business.

Federal government has for years Delayed Safety upgrades to DOT-111 tank cars used to transport oil, latest delay was made by the Obama administration.

In a derailment tanks puncture and tank heads shear off,
NTSB after each disaster continues to report how unsafe they are.
http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/cherry_valley/presentations/Hazardous%20Materials%20Board%20Presentation%20508%20Completed.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRJLbE2evKQ

Making money for rich campaign contributors is more important than a few dead.

328 They LIE July 4, 2014 at 10:06 AM

There are no penalties if they LIE, so why not. They cooked the numbers on global warming, now ‘Plastic Bag Fantasy Island Vanishes Like Atlantis, Scientist Corrects Million-Ton Floating Estimate’
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/07/04/plastic-bag-fantasy-island-vanishes-like-atlantis-scientist-corrects-million-ton-floating-estimate/

329 Free Pass and You're Paying For It July 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Border Patrol Agent: Fed Govt Is “Aiding, Abetting & Facilitating Smuggling of Illegal Aliens” (Video)

“Border Patrol Agent, Hector Garza, told CNN that the federal government, the Obama administration, is “aiding, abetting and facilitating the smuggling of illegal aliens across the border.”

“Basically, what we’re seeing, plain and simple, is the rampant abuse of our immigration system. We have a situation right now where the federal government is aiding, abetting and facilitating the smuggling of these individuals, these illegal aliens. These illegal aliens cross the border illegally, these aliens who pretty much surrender themselves because they know they are getting a free pass. This is an organized, it is an orchestrated situation. It’s organized by the drug cartels and it is pretty much a rampant abuse of our immigration system.” ”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/border-patrol-agent-federal-government-is-aiding-abetting-facilitating-the-smuggling-of-illegal-aliens-video/

” Obama administration, is “aiding, abetting and facilitating the smuggling of illegal aliens across the border.” ”

“The Border Patrol agent was loading one man up,
and he told the officer in Spanish, ‘Obama’s gonna let me go’.”

” Border Patrol agents report that immigrants are crossing the border, and in some cases surrendering while asking, “Where do I go for my amnesty?” ”

http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/obama-will-let-me-out-11180453/

330 They Make $ and You Pay For It July 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM

“Coal may have played an integral role in turning the U.S. into the world’s top economic superpower, but President Obama is actively pushing China, India and other emerging economies to ignore the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution and instead embrace renewable sources favored by those on the political left.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/3/obama-pleas-to-china-india-to-forgo-use-of-coal-fa/?page=all#pagebreak

For naive low information voters who delusionally believe the obama war on coal is a new idea, it is in fact a Long standing plan to enable mega rich campaign contributors to create a new revenue streams that would otherwise not exist in a free market system.

In Ohio way back in 2006 Joe Biden tells a young woman of their plans for the future. Just have to dig, the truth comes out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rXyTRT-NZg

331 Sound Familiar ? July 4, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Step 1: Play Dumb
Step 2: Investigate Yourself
Step 3: Blame Two-Bit Bureaucrats
Step 4: Attack the Investigation
Step 5: Pretend the Scandal Never Existed

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/07/04/obamas-scandal-playbook-n1857416

Then there’s Step zero: LIE

332 For low information voters July 4, 2014 at 10:58 AM
333 Always About him July 4, 2014 at 11:06 AM

An actor with a striking resemblance to President Barack Obama stars — and dies — in a new federal government commercial aimed at preventing and scaring Central American migrants from attempting to illegally enter the United States.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/04/Obama-Doppelganger-Dies-in-US-Border-Patrol-Commercial-Aimed-at-Migrants

334 Revolt July 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM
335 Hobby Lobby or How the GOP loses again July 4, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Really, how short is the GOP’s memory? How quickly did the right forget that it was women and minorities who put Obama in power – twice? How blind are they to the fact that it’s modern women who are rallying around Hillary (and Elizabeth Warren, et al) in record numbers? Or that it’s women who are surging in polls, in college degrees, in executive power and cultural movements?

Hence, the birth control mandate might remain restricted to small, backwater companies you’ve never heard of, as meanwhile women continue to take over and shift the cultural discussion entirely. And if Hillary (or similar) takes the Big Chair in 2016? What a delight to watch all the crusty males of the Supreme Court – and much of the fundamentalist GOP – whimper and shrivel into oblivion.

336 Parasitic ? July 4, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Top student government leaders at University of Las Vegas requested Hillary Clinton return the “outrageous” $225,000 speaking fee for a speech at the school in October. Are future democrat voters being alienated?
Tuition costs have nearly tripled there since 2004.

Allegedly fees paid are donated to the Clinton Foundation.
Almost appears a round about form of campaigning for office (name recognition) possibly at the expense of students.

An who usually pays for college tuition? Hard working parents maybe?

337 Swiss Cheese Border July 4, 2014 at 12:18 PM

It’s happened again in Mexico,
“The Mexican government warned Friday that a vehicle containing radioactive material has been stolen, and issued a dire warning to the thieves against taking the potentially deadly material from its protective container.”
http://news.yahoo.com/radioactive-material-stolen-mexico-officials-174602973.html

338 OHMy July 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM
339 Anon July 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Don’t forget to remind your illegal alien neighbors, landscapers, Home Depo helpers, etc. that The Four of July is only celebrated on the 4th and not on the 3rd, 5th, etc.

Happy Fourth of July America!

340 Your Tax Dollars July 4, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Could you afford a $250 a day hotel room for 6 months to a year?

“Figures from Customs and Border Protection show 52,193 unaccompanied children age 17 and below – the vast majority from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – have been apprehended at the southwestern border from last Oct. 1 through June 15. The cost for caring for the children is about $252 a day.”
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/us_spending_252_a_day_per_chil.html

341 Bow and It'll Be All Good July 4, 2014 at 12:46 PM

“James Jeffrey, the former ambassador to Iraq and currently a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has called for killing ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
“There is no reasoning with them, there is no containing them, you have to kill them,” Jeffrey told Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a Defense One contributor and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.”
http://www.infowars.com/former-u-s-ambassador-to-iraq-calls-for-military-action-to-stop-isis/

“you have to kill them”

Well now that’s awkward, thought all it took in that part of the world was show up at a college campus, apologize and talk about how great the one giving the teleprompter lecture is.
An when things go south and red lines turn into yellow streaks, President of Russia steps up and assumes the role of responsible ADULT.

342 @335 July 4, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Sounds like you may have been reading Wizard of Oz recently, you managed to mention both characters, from the East and West.

343 Anon July 4, 2014 at 2:53 PM

#338

Good article, sending it to my reps, lets see if any care at all.

Happy Fourth!

344 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Hillary Clinton defended her $200,000 fee for university speeches since it’s all for charity.

The former Secretary of State, in London promoting her book, said on Friday that she doesn’t hang on to the money she has earned from college events.

“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” she told ABC News about past gigs, including a February speech at the University of Miami, a March appearance at UCLA and an April stop at UCONN.

She raked in $300,000 for her UCLA speech, according to The Wall Street Journal, but the yield from her other university stops is unknown.
Her comments come amid protests from students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, who want her to forgo payment of $225,000 for an upcoming appearance in October.

Clinton wouldn’t comment on whether she would waive an honorarium in Vegas, speaking instead of her concern for the state of the economy.

Read more:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-defends-200g-speaking-fee-charity-article-1.1855197#ixzz36XWbf2g8

- Sounds like the students are Socialists who want to control other peoples money…or Republican NAZIS, preventing contrary free speech.

345 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM

NEW Republican crises and new SCANDALS

1. Las Vegas? 450 Republican students object to Clinton fee paid by others; not the university.
2. Hobby Lobby? 10,000 women affected in 571 stores, payback soon!
3. Humanitarian crises? 200 kids and women a day; 90,000 in 15 months. It used to be 4,000 people over the border, each day, when Clinton and the Bushes were Presidents.
4. Idaho trout killers, dredging for Gold? 200 prospectors soon to be schooled by Trout Fishing Sportsman of America…

Total number impacted? Maybe 1,000,000 out of 318,000,000 is 0.314%.

Big deals!

94% of the country is doing pretty well and the unemployment number will require another 1,500,000 before we achieve “free market” balance, (five months).

Widespread Unionization would restore fair wages and the middle class consumers.

The only thing preventing the organization is the softening of poverty with SNAP/WIC provisions, and extending unemployment insurance.

Old stuff:

1. Benghazi
2. Libya
3. Syria
4. Crimea
5. Ukraine
6. Iran
7. Iraq

ObamaCare – 22,600,000 now insured, Tea Party failed to repeal 54 times.

IRS – boring and silly phony pursuit of SCANDAL. Those 300 groups needed inspection. If non-profit was so important, why not file as a 501(c) 3 and get productive? The reviews did not stop them anyway.

Actually the United States is working extremely well considering where we might be if the Tea Party Republicans had crushed the recovery…that would have produced the conditions provoking socialist revolution, and that is something Democrats do not want.

New Programs?

Immigration Reform
Minimum Wage Increase
Education Programs

We will live in the future and the past is …well, past.

God Bless America.

346 Dennis July 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

“or Republican NAZIS, preventing contrary free speech”

PSSSST you really are a slow learner, aren’t you?

NAZIs are Socialists, not Republicans. Socialism has found a home in the Democratic Party, not the Republican Party.

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions. — Adolf Hitler, May 1, 1927

Sure sounds like todays Democrats, doesn’t it?

347 Dennis July 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM

“We will live in the future and the past is …well, past.”

False.

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
- William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
- George Orwell, 1984

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
- George Orwell

348 What's Next ? July 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Will president consider using rhetoric that will defuse what is building or continue making divisive statements.

“An American flag has reportedly been burned by pro-amnesty protesters near the Murrieta Border Patrol station on America’s Independence Day.”

“…pro-amnesty demonstrators called her a “f***ing whore” i Spanish, and shouted, “F*** America!” ”
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/04/American-Flag-Burned-at-Murrieta-Protests-on-4th-of-July

349 . July 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Once again Dennis is suckered into giving a reaction to it’s drivel.

350 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 5:08 PM

NAZIS are included and among the right wing, Tea party, Republican, extremist, fascist, KKK members and supporters, and generally live in jails, prisons, and in the old South, formerly the Confederate states of America…traitors to the Union and the Declaration of Independence. [It’s in the Bible!]

NAZIS were supported by Republicans until December 7th 1941. Then they quickly shut up and changed sides…to American.

All of which is in the past.

We know why someone is trying to assign this group to the liberal left!

Republican Mind Flip Trick…Funny guy.

While we are at it, can any other Republicans elucidate on the other stereotypes beyond the South American immigrant hate profile presented earlier…like Italians, Irish, Jewish, Afro-American, (Black), and Asian by country (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)? Even French, Native-American, and Puerto Rican, or Cuban?

Just needed the check list for Megyn Kelly…she’s new.

351 Well ? July 4, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Something sure as Hell went wrong.
It started out “Hope and Change” then “yes we can” and now it’s devolved to
“So Sue me” .

352 Well ? July 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM
353 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

It feels good to crush our enemies under our Italian designed, Tony Lama, Western Cowboy, rattlesnake skin, dress boots. dyed pale crème de menthe green.

They match my Panama hat hatband on my Panama Brisa Grade 4 Fedora Hat.

A few Cuban cigars and I am in paradise…Bacardi included.

No Communism for me by golly…I love capitalism…you betcha!

354 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

“An American flag has REPORTEDLY been burned by pro-amnesty protesters near the Murrieta Border Patrol station on America’s Independence Day.” ` a little plastic flag on the ground right under the feet of the photo journalist opposing the Border Patrol procedure…suspicious!

“…pro-amnesty demonstrators called her a “f***ing whore” i Spanish, and shouted, “F*** America!” ” ~ according to an ANONYMOUS SOURCE!

What did she say first…Bueller?…anybody?…anybody?…

Anti-illegal immigration activists are not being interviewed in Murrieta, CA.

I wonder way?

355 . July 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation”

356 Dennis July 4, 2014 at 6:39 PM

@#350 still denying reality after all these years?
Nazis are Socialists, just like the Communists are Socialists.
And the KKK was created by the Democrats.
Not Republicans.

And when those groups realized they were getting bad press, they all became Democratic politicians.

357 Ms Minerva July 4, 2014 at 7:03 PM

By the number of posts today, it looks like nobody invited that phantom jackass to celebrate the holiday with them. No friends, no family, no life.
Anybody surprised?

358 Ms Minerva July 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Government scientists are not only blaming global warming for the centuries-long collapse of western Antarctic ice sheets, but global warming is also being blamed for record levels of sea ice in the South Pole. What?
Antarctica’s sea ice set another record this week, reaching 815,448 square miles above normal, breaking a record set this past weekend of 800,776 square miles above normal ice coverage.
These two records set within a week of one another shattered the previous ice extent record of 710,428 square miles above average that was set back on December 20, 2007.
Yep, it’s getting warmer by the second.
Left wing government paid liars have no understanding of how stupid they look, or simply don’t care as long as they can continue dining at the government trough. To call them scientists is an insult to real scientists.

359 Chicago NIMBY July 4, 2014 at 7:44 PM

NOT in Chicago …. yet media only covers Murrieta, CA.

“Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) over the weekend called for those efforts to be stopped, arguing that moving the children to the facility in Chicago’s south suburb would only make matters worse for the children while creating orphanages even farther away from their homes.”

“These children, unaccompanied by their families and under the control of smugglers and trafficking organizations, don’t need a stop gap solution,” he said Monday. “They should be returned to their home countries quickly and with human dignity, not left to languish in legal limbo.”

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/hhs-border-children-olympia-fields-264253871.html

360 . July 4, 2014 at 7:50 PM

‘DOJ Documents Show Benghazi Was Planned Terrorist Attack,
Not Spontaneous And Not About Video’
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/218392.php

An you wondered why they waited and waited and waited so long to arrest the little fish.

All about an election.
CHum

361 Elwood July 4, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Isn’t it interesting that both the left and the right are starting to agree that Obama is a t**d?

362 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM

#361
Your hood is showing…tuck it in your shorts…there’s room.

363 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Remember?

Do the BenghaziCare; the Hot new dance!

1. One step forward, take two steps back
2. Spin around, spin around, fall down flat
3. Grab the FOX girl with the short, short skirt
4. Rub her all over with Duck Dynasty dirt
5. Pick yourself up, shake off the bimbo
6. Turn on the tube and watch Rush Limbaugh

We have fresh Unicorn steaks and Rainbow Suckers and don’t forget to enter the drawing for one of the O’Reilly Killing books.

Just buy your ticket at the table by the Sarah Palin posters.

364 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 8:17 PM

While all of you were at family cookouts and watching fireworks displays, I was working.

We now have three new pole dancers at the Claycord.com Bar and BBQ.

Their names are Bunny, Bambi, and Richard.

Richard got the job because he is a disabled, LGBTQ, Black, atheist, Hispanic, Republican.

We had to change the upper plate fasteners from 3/8th to ½ inch bolts.

Bunny and Bambi are inverse Socialists… “to” each according the their abilities, “from” each according to their needs,

365 Yhe Phantom July 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

It’s quiet…too quiet.

366 Elwood July 4, 2014 at 8:23 PM

@ Hobby Lobby or How the GOP loses again #335

P***y Power!

Brain dead gender-based politics at its finest.

I can’t decide which I like better, Fauxcahontas or Billary.

367 . July 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Being reported by the BBC that the radical al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS told other Sunni rebel groups to swear an oath of allegiance and give up their guns.
So democrats and terrorists both want gun control, what a coincidence.
CHum

368 @Elwood July 4, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Ah, Yup, …….. best democrats had to offer ……… twice

369 Connie Dobbs July 4, 2014 at 9:03 PM

“Hillary Clinton defended her $200,000 fee for university speeches since it’s all for charity.”

She’s so broke she needs a $200k tax deduction.

370 Connie Dobbs July 4, 2014 at 9:04 PM

#335, you sound homely.

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