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Saturday, November 30, 2013

‘The Blacklist’ and more best lines of Thanksgiving week - Zap2it

‘The Blacklist’ and more best lines of Thanksgiving week - Zap2it: Red: "Have you ever sailed across an ocean, Donald? On a sail boat surrounded by sea with no land in sight. Without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come. To stand at the helm of your destiny. I want that, one more time. I want to be in the Piazza Del Campo in Sienna. To feel the surge as ten race horses go thundering by. I want another meal in Paris, at L'Ambroisie in the Place Des Vosges. I want another bottle of wine. And then another. I want the warmth of a women in the cool set of sheets. One more night of jazz at the Vanguard. I want to stand on summits and smoke cubans and feel the sun on my face for as long as I can. Walk on the wall again. Climb the tower. Ride the river. Stare at the frescoes. I want to sit in the garden and read one more good book. Most of all I want to sleep. I want to sleep like I slept when I was a boy. Give me that. Just one time. That's why I won't allow that punk out there to get the best of me, let alone the last of me."

Paul Walker Dead -- 'Fast and The Furious' Star Dies in Fiery Car Crash | TMZ.com

Paul Walker Dead -- 'Fast and The Furious' Star Dies in Fiery Car Crash | TMZ.com: Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned.

Modraniht - The Witchipedia

Modraniht - The Witchipedia: December 24 or the day of the Winter Solstice

Also known as Mutternacht, Modranect, Night of the Mothers, Mothers' Night

Mōdraniht was a Saxon and Anglo Saxon festival that took place on the eve of Yule. No details of the original festival survive though it was mentioned by the 8th century historian Bede. He seemed to indicate that they stayed up through the night. Sacrifices and feasting were quite likely. It may have been a new year celebration.

Among modern Heathens, this is a time to honor the matrilinial ancestors as well as living mothers and grandmothers, matron Goddesses and the dísir

How could Pope Francis be so wrong on capitalism? | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

How could Pope Francis be so wrong on capitalism? | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org: But the rest of the quote reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of markets, deeply rooted in 20th Century statism, which still clings to the minds of many people today. (Especially in my experience older folks.)

Buddhist Tantra

Buddhist Tantra: Yielding like the earth,
Joyous and clear like the lake,
Still as the stone at the door,
He is free from life and death.

His thoughts are still.
His words are still.
His work is stillness.
He sees his freedom and he is freed.

The master surrenders his beliefs.
He sees his freedom and he is freed.

The master surrenders his beliefs.
He sees beyond the end and the beginning.

He cuts all ties.
He gives up all his desires.
He resists all temptation.
And he rises.

--The Dhammapada, Verses 95-99

North Korea says detained American apologizes for 'hostile acts' against country | Fox News

North Korea says detained American apologizes for 'hostile acts' against country | Fox News: North Korea is extremely sensitive about any criticism and regularly accuses Washington and Seoul of seeking to overthrow its authoritarian system through various means -- claims the U.S. and South Korea dismiss. The State Department has repeatedly warned Americans about traveling to the country, citing the risk of arbitrary detention.

North Korea says detained American apologizes for 'hostile acts' against country | Fox News

North Korea says detained American apologizes for 'hostile acts' against country | Fox News: Pyongyang has been accused of previously coercing statements from detainees. There was no way to reach Newman and determine the circumstances of the alleged confession. DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.

Dissent is the Highest Form of Tax Bracket | National Review Online

Dissent is the Highest Form of Tax Bracket | National Review Online: In Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, the eponymous Auric Goldfinger observes:

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it’s enemy action.

That may be overly generous.

Articles: Liberal Semantics and the Redefining of Death Panels

Articles: Liberal Semantics and the Redefining of Death Panels: By Jeannie DeAngelis

Semantics is a branch of linguistics that studies meaning in language. Coupled with the interpretation of a "word, sentence or language form," it is the perfect tool for moral relativists to use when rationalizing the liberal agenda.

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit asks, "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning ... or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sharia law coming to a swimming pool near you | Allen B. West - AllenBWest.comAllen B. West – AllenBWest.com

Sharia law coming to a swimming pool near you | Allen B. West - AllenBWest.comAllen B. West – AllenBWest.com: According to the report, during the hourlong swim practice, all other swimmers are cleared out of the pool. The men’s locker room is locked and female life guards are brought in. “I think this is just a great opportunity for them to learn basic skills that we take for granted,” said Sgt. Jennifer O’Donnell, who has worked with the Somali community regularly during her time with the department.

I would have thought that teaching the basic skills of liberty and freedom for all people would be a better lesson. Should we not instead be teaching these young girls that America is a land of equality of opportunity and they need not be castigated as a second class citizen?

United States Faces Demographic Bomb, Coming Underpopulation Problems | LifeNews.com

United States Faces Demographic Bomb, Coming Underpopulation Problems | LifeNews.com: In view of the many public efforts to increase access to contraception and sterilization, it is reasonable to suppose that we face a baby-boom crisis of epic proportions. An impending critical situation would make the proposed economic stimulus plans in 2008 more reasonable. The proposed plans included tens of billions of dollars for contraception and sterilization.

Palin: Americans Will Get 'Mugged By Reality' When Employer Mandate Hits

Palin: Americans Will Get 'Mugged By Reality' When Employer Mandate Hits: On Tuesday, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Americans, including liberals who relied on Obama's false promises on healthcare, will be "mugged by reality" when the employer mandate hits next year and nearly 80 million more Americans will lose their insurance plans. She said the country has seen "nuthin' yet" when it comes to the damage Obamacare will do.

Palin slammed the media for ignoring Obama's intention to move America to a socialized health care system and urged Americans to elect and support candidates who will fight for patient-centered, free-market reforms.

Taxpayers on hook for $139 million after loan to failed green automaker is sold | Fox News

Taxpayers on hook for $139 million after loan to failed green automaker is sold | Fox News: Taxpayers are on the hook for a multi-million-dollar tab after a U.S. Department of Energy gamble on a green automaker went into the red.

The Obama administration announced Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.

NYT: So, turns out that all of this Medicaid expansion actually might not necessarily mean more access… « Hot Air

NYT: So, turns out that all of this Medicaid expansion actually might not necessarily mean more access… « Hot Air: “It’s a bad situation that is likely to be made worse,” he said.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Obama forcing Medical Insurance Companies to be Silent? | The Conservative Papers

Obama forcing Medical Insurance Companies to be Silent? | The Conservative Papers

John Goodman, the leading medical care analyst in the country, asked this question a few weeks ago. His piece was entitled “None Dare Call It…“. The missing words were economic
fascism.



Economic fascism, the system developed by Italian dictator Mussolini and later adopted by Hitler, is a highly developed form of crony capitalism. It has its own code of silence, not unlike the oath of omerta associated with the Mafia.

White House explains why Obama didn't say "under God" in Gettysburg Address - CBS News

White House explains why Obama didn't say "under God" in Gettysburg Address - CBS News: Conservative Christian leader Bryan Fischer added "Obama's omission of 'under God' is more evidence of his anti-Christian bigotry. He honors Islam but disrespects Christianity."

Huge increase of Black Republicans running for office in 2014 - Conservative News and Opinion


Uh oh, the “Republicans r RAAAAcist” meme is quickly dying. Check out these 2014 Republican hopefuls and spread the word:

Left-Wing Activist Grp Kidnaps Black Detroit Kids For Protests – “By Any Means Necessary”

Left-Wing Activist Grp Kidnaps Black Detroit Kids For Protests – “By Any Means Necessary”: When I was General Counsel for Ward Connerly’s Michigan Civil Rights Initiative–to end race-, gender-, and ethnicity-based affirmative action in admissions, hiring, and promotions by public institutions–we were met with nasty (and sometimes violent) opposition every step of the way from a group called BAMN. It’s the acronym for “By Any Means Necessary.” You get the point: any means, including violence (it’s taken from a Malcolm X quote). That’s how terrorists work. Well, now, BAMN has turned to kidnapping Black kids and indenturing them into a new kind of slavery: protesting.



BAMN kidnapped Black Detroit teens and took them to Washington, DC for more absurd protests. This was done without parents’ knowledge or permission, and it’s a crime. One mother came home to find her two teen sons had disappeared, and she had no idea what happened to them.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Twitter / Shaughn_A: So, @BarackObama, @Sebelius, ...

Twitter / Shaughn_A: So, @BarackObama, @Sebelius, ...


Drunken Cornish Game Hen Recipe - Food.com - 295619

Drunken Cornish Game Hen Recipe - Food.com - 295619: 5
When you think the bird is done, usually in about 45 minutes (check the thigh joint to see if the juices run clear, smaller birds don't take as long as bigger ones, duh) remove the tray from the oven & ever so gently extract the can from the bird's behind (it will be very hot so be careful!). I usually slice the bird from stem to stern while still atop the can, makes extraction easier. Whatever you do DON'T SPILL THE BEER, especially if you're naked as it will leave a nasty burn, trust me on this one--.

Black girl’s puffy hair ruffles Christian school

Black girl’s puffy hair ruffles Christian school: There is a dress code at Faith Christian Academy, and it does contain regulations about how students can sport their hair.

Klavan On The Culture » A Death Panel Toldja So

Klavan On The Culture » A Death Panel Toldja So

My pal Steve Malzberg, now hosting a show on Newsmax TV, scored big this week with an interview with leftist journalist Mark Halperin — co-author of Game Change, and the former ABC News political director who once sent a memo directing reporters to be biased in their coverage of the Bush-Kerry election. Halperin admitted that Obamacare includes death panels — committees of bureaucrats who will decide when your life is no longer of value to the state. Here’s a transcript via Media Research Center:

Lara Logan, producer on leave after CBS finds ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi story deficient | Latino Times

Lara Logan, producer on leave after CBS finds ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi story deficient | Latino Times: Four days after the piece appeared, The Washington Post reported that the "60 Minutes" segment was contradicted by a report that Davies had filed with his employer about the attack. A week after that, The New York Times reported that Davies had told the FBI that he had not been near the compound or the hospital the night of the attack. In his statement to the FBI, Davies said he went the following day and first learned of Stevens' death then.

Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix - chicagotribune.com

Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix - chicagotribune.com: Details of the measure were unclear today and its prospects of passing remained uncertain. But both Democratic and Republican leaders said they agreed on a proposal, the first such sign of progress in more than two years of discussions spurred by a continued downgrading of the state’s credit rating.

Ill. Lawmakers Reach Deal on State Pension Crisis - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Ill. Lawmakers Reach Deal on State Pension Crisis - Hit & Run : Reason.com: It’s too soon to see if there’s anything for Illinois taxpayers to be thankful about, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Democrat-controlled Illinois have announced a deal to manage the state’s massive unfunded pension liabilities.

Ill. Lawmakers Reach Deal on State Pension Crisis - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Ill. Lawmakers Reach Deal on State Pension Crisis - Hit & Run : Reason.com: Union officials, despite not knowing what’s in the full plan yet, put out a statement that the proposal was unfair and unconstitutional. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn supports the plan.

Blog: Common Core third grade book goes full Dear Leader on Obama

Blog: Common Core third grade book goes full Dear Leader on Obama

The ground is being laid for future racial strife over Barack Obama once he is out of office. His fanatical supporters, especially in the African-American community which has remained solidly in his camp despite all his demonstrated incompetence and lies, are being set up to see him as a martyr. 

I will be accused of all sorts of grievous offenses, from racism to judging too hastily, but I think it is becoming clear that Obama's two terms will be regarded as a failed presidency. His "signature achievement," Obamacare, is a mess, and it won't be fixed by any of the remedies proposed. The website problems are the least of it. The Big Lie on keeping your insurance and keeping your doctor now looks as though it will reach about half the population of the United States, once employers start dumping their insurance.


It is axiomatic that a president who screws over half the population of the country in the most personal way cannot be regarded tenderly by history. By in effect imposing a massive tax increase disguised as health insurance cost increases, after promising that health care costs would go down, he risks what IO have dubbed the Obamacare Recession hitting the country hard next year. Families are going to have cut spending on all sorts of discretionary purchases, and restaurants, hard goods producers, housing, and almost all other sectors of the economy are going to be hit hard.

Obamacare tax change will benefit union insurance plans | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obamacare tax change will benefit union insurance plans | WashingtonExaminer.com: It's official: Union-managed multi-employer health insurance plans are getting a special exemption from an Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — tax. To make up for the lost revenue, taxes are going up on other plans.

The rules change, first proposed by the White House earlier this month, was announced by the Health and Human Services Department on Monday evening. The change exempts “self-administered, self-insured group health plans” from the law's reinsurance fee.

The shift will raise the cost of the tax for those who do pay to $44 a year. It had previously been $42. In essence, the change is forcing those who don't get the exception to pay an extra $2 for those who do.

Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Hits New Rock Bottom

Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Hits New Rock Bottom: "Clearly much of the reason for the president's decline in Ohio is 'Obamacare,' said Peter Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac's Polling Institute. "Ohio voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 59-35 percent. Perhaps more significantly, voters say 45-16 percent they expect their own healthcare to be worse rather than better a year from now."

Business Woman Featured In ObamaCare Ad Forced To Drop Health Insurance

Business Woman Featured In ObamaCare Ad Forced To Drop Health Insurance: When Anthem told Clark premiums for her eight employees would go up 39 percent in 2014, she checked out the plans available through the Small Business Health Options Program, where companies with fewer than 50 employees can shop for group coverage. Those plans were less expensive, but would still increase Clark’s premiums by 14 percent. Clark then compared the price of individual policies available at Healthcare.gov to what she currently offers. She figured she could save 13 percent, or about $15,000, by discontinuing her group plan. She told her employees to pick a policy offered on the marketplace, and she’ll increase their pay to cover half the cost of the premiums.

Don’t Get Comfortable – Another Wave of Healthcare Cancellations is Coming » Eagle Rising

Don’t Get Comfortable – Another Wave of Healthcare Cancellations is Coming » Eagle Rising: The first five million plus cancellations of healthcare came from the individual market. These are the folks who shop around in their state to buy their own healthcare. They were the first casualties of Obama’s war on individual choice in the free(r) healthcare market. We now know that they won’t be the last.

If you get your healthcare through your employer group coverage, don’t get too comfortable. There is another wave of healthcare cancellations coming, and this time Obamacare is taking aim at the group healthcare market. If the President thought the blowback from five and a half million people losing their insurance was bad… wait until 100 Million lose their group insurance coverage.

Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse - The Week

Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse - The Week: Right now, humanity is engaged in an epic battle against fast-adapting and merciless predators. No, zombies are not beating down doors to tear chunks of flesh out of the living. Rather, humanity is being hunted by deadly pathogenic bacteria that have gained resistance to antibiotics, and thanks to the peculiar incentives that drive the pharmaceutical industry, it looks like the cavalry may be a long time in coming.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Tragedy of the Dependency Culture

The Tragedy of the Dependency Culture: My old hometown newspaper, the Lexington Herald-Leader, is running an outstanding series of articles on the deep and persistent poverty of Appalachia. It’s worth studying long-term poverty in Appalachia not just because we care for our fellow citizens but also because the plight of the Appalachian poor in fact galvanized LBJ to launch the War on Poverty.

On Sunday, Herald-Leader writer Jon Cheves took a long, unblinking look at the culture of dependency that dominates Eastern Kentucky’s poor counties. It’s an outstanding piece.

To get a sense of the extent of government dependency in some Kentucky counties, in Martin County, Ky. (a county LBJ visited), consider this: Income from government transfer payments exceeds all income from wages and salaries — a ratio that far outstrips the national average.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

If voters knew they'd lose insurance, Romney would have won | The Daily Caller

If voters knew they'd lose insurance, Romney would have won | The Daily Caller: If voters had been aware last year that they might lose their health-care plans when Obamacare went into effect, Republican President Mitt Romney would be sitting in the White House today, according to a poll released Friday.

DEVELOPING: U.S. Banks Threaten to Charge for Deposits... | RedFlagNews.com

DEVELOPING: U.S. Banks Threaten to Charge for Deposits... | RedFlagNews.com: (FINANCIAL TIMES) -- Leading US banks have warned that they could start charging companies and consumers for deposits if the US Federal Reserve cuts the interest it pays on bank reserves.

Depositors already have to cope with near-zero interest rates, but paying just to leave money in the bank would be highly unusual and unwelcome for companies and households.


Twitter / ChrisLoesch: so you have to pick one or ...

Twitter / ChrisLoesch: so you have to pick one or ...


Obama, Obamacare, Honesty: Slumping Ratings in CBS Poll - Bloomberg

Obama, Obamacare, Honesty: Slumping Ratings in CBS Poll - Bloomberg: The number of people who view the president as “honest and trustworthy” has declined from 60 percent during the close of his re-election campaign to 49 percent in the latest CBS survey.

Obama, Obamacare, Honesty: Slumping Ratings in CBS Poll - Bloomberg

Obama, Obamacare, Honesty: Slumping Ratings in CBS Poll - Bloomberg: President Barack Obama’s recent slide in public opinion has been so widely documented — by Gallup, Pew, Quinnipiac, NBC, ABC, etc. — that another report today on the lowest approval ratings of his presidency seems anti-climactic.

Yet the number that jumps out from the CBC News poll today is what’s happened to public opinion about Obamacare.

It is down 12 percentage points in one month — a month of bad news surrounding the “fumbled” rollout of the website offering a portal to the new health-care exchanges that are supposed to offer insurance for the uninsured, and the revelation that Obama’s promise that everyone could keep their existing insurance plans if they like them wasn’t valid.

Red Sonja (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Red Sonja (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: as of February 2010, rights holders Nu Image are moving forward with another projected new film, to be directed by Simon West. Producer Avi Lerner has said he would like to see Amber Heard take the role of Sonja, after having worked with her on Drive Angry. Lerner says the film will shoot before the sequel to Conan the Barbarian.[15] In August 2012 at the premiere of The Expendables 2 West said that the film is still a go and will be out soon. [16]

Pennsylvania unemployment falls for two months in a row due to fewer people in the work force - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania unemployment falls for two months in a row due to fewer people in the work force - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The federal government figures also showed that from August to September the state suffered a net loss of 7,400 jobs. Payrolls remained at that level in October.

Here come more Obamacare lawsuits - NY Daily News

Here come more Obamacare lawsuits - NY Daily News: Surprisingly, some folks will actually face higher healthcare expenses if they take the federal government's cash.

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