Saturday, May 30, 2015

Prayers for Vice-President Joe Biden and his family

ISIS 'rapidly expanding' as Obama ramps up fight against climate change

What's going to happen to #PatriotAct? @nielslesniewski has a timeline of what to expect from @RandPaul this weeked

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Where does the Obamacare money actually go? While it's supposed to be used to provide people with medical care, Federal data shows 45% of the money was spent on overhead this year.

Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds - The Hill via Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

The administrative costs for healthcare plans are expected to explode by more than a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next decade, according to a new study published by the Health Affairs blog.

The $270 billion in new costs, for both private insurance companies and government programs, will be “over and above what would have been expected had the law not been enacted,” one of the authors, David Himmelstein, wrote Wednesday.

Your guide to the 2016 presidential candidates

Friday, May 29, 2015


Will California GOP’s only hope now be the occasional conservative Democrat? - Peter Hannaford/American Spectator 5/28/15

In California in 2009, Abel Maldonado, a liberal Republican state senator, made a Faustian bargain with the Democrats who controlled the legislature.

They needed one more vote to pass their budget. He would give it to them in exchange for their okaying his brainchild, a ballot measure to do away with party primaries.

As a result, the legislature sent it to the June 2010 ballot as a referendum that would amend the state constitution and create a one-ballot primary for everything but president, judicial positions, and non-partisan races. Then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a nominal Republican, announced his support and rewarded Maldonado by appointing him lieutenant governor for a few months (to fill a vacancy).

The voters rewarded Maldonado for his mischief by defeating him for a full term in that year’s election. On the other hand, they passed what had become Proposition 14 by nearly 54 percent. Since then, all candidates, regardless of party, appear on a single ballot in the primary. The top two advance to the general election in November.

In June 2014, 28 out of 150 legislative races—nearly 20 percent—had only one party on the November ballot (more Democrats than Republicans).

The most recent case was a special election held last week for the 7th State Senate district, held in suburbs on the east side of San Francisco Bay. No Republicans ran in the primary, so two Democrats advanced to the general election. Steve Glazer, a campaign consultant by profession, faced Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, a liberal heavily backed by labor organizations.

Glazer bashed public employee unions, something otherwise unheard of in Democratic Party circles. The unions spent millions to undermine his campaign. Business and other Republican interests supported Glazer.

He won by 54-46 percent.

Maldonado’s original hope was that his “open” primary election scheme would result in more “moderate” candidates running for both parties. He got his wish—partially—in Glazer’s victory who is now identified as a foe of public employee unions. Along with the well-funded environmental lobby, they more-or-less control the state legislature.

Governor Jerry Brown, in his first gubernatorial incarnation (1975-79), gave public employee unions the right to collective bargaining. They have had a chokehold on the legislature ever since. Their work force keeps growing and overly generous pensions keep increasing public liability. If Glazer votes with Republicans on issues involving these unions, he may help slow this juggernaut, but not reverse it.

The upshot of two full cycles of the new “open” primary system is that parties are deprived of choosing their own candidates from among their registered members. One result: either party may forego backing a candidate in a district where it is certain to lose, thus saving campaign money. A downside of the new system is that it has turned the state parties into PACs rather than training grounds for candidates and the building of structures to support them.

A possible upside is that Glazer-like Democrats may run in more districts—candidates who favor economic growth and oppose public employee union domination.

One side effect: the new system further marginalizes “third” parties such as the Greens, Libertarians and Peace & Freedom. Prior to 2010 they were able to place candidates on the November ballot if they conducted a primary among their members. That is no longer possible and it is unlikely any will make the “top two” under the new rules.

Will this system spread to other states? Perhaps, but be aware it is no unmixed blessing.

Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”

People are seriously underestimating Carly Fiorina.

The One World Trade Center Observatory in New York City has officially opened to the public

"We know what happens when you criticize Muhammad."

Key provisions of the Patriot Act (including section 215) are set to expire on June 1. What happens next?

Does the Media Hold Anyone to a Lower Ethical Standard than the Clintons?

Now we’re facing the prospect of Iranian allies holding our countrymen hostage

Dozens of Democrats join Republicans in opposing Obama's "power grab" water rule

Dozens of congressional Democrats are joining Republicans to back legislation blocking the Obama administration’s new rule to redefine its jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers made the regulation final Wednesday in an attempt to clarify that small streams, wetlands, headwaters and tributaries are covered by the Clean Water Act and the rules that go along with it.

Opponents labeled the rule as a massive “power grab” by the Obama administration that could give federal officials authority over every creek and puddle.

Three moderate Democrats in the Senate and 24 in the House have joined the GOP in opposition, but leave them far from the two-thirds majorities they would need for a veto-proof vote to overturn the rule.
But their support offers a bipartisan vote against the water regulation if they decided to use the Congressional Review Act or another legislative strategy to show opposition to Obama’s action.

Carly Fiorina Nails ISIS Question, Blasts Hillary

Mitchell asked Fiorina what she would do about ISIS. Her answer is more than informed and a stark contrast to the weak sauce offered not only by the former Secretary of State, but also by Republican opponents like Jeb Bush: Caleb Howe/Truth Revolt

"I would do very specific things. First, instead of having a Camp David conference to talk our Arab allies into a bad deal with Iran, I would have had a Camp David conference to talk with our Arab allies about how we can support them to fight ISIS. Let me give you very specific examples. The Kurds have been asking us to arm them for three years, we still have not. The Jordanians have been asking us to provide them with bombs and materiel. We know King Abdullah of Jordan, I’ve known him for many years. He took the appropriate leadership steps when a Jordanian pilot was burned alive. He was here in this country asking us for bombs and materiel, we haven’t provided him with any of them; he’s now looking to China for that. The Egyptian president, a very brave and pious Muslim, who has said there is a cancer in the heart of Islam, has asked us to share intelligence. We are not. The Turks have asked us to help them topple Bashar al-Assad, we are not. There are a whole set of things that we've been asked to do by our allies who know this is their fight, and we’re not doing any of them. So I would hold a summit and talk with them about that."

5 scandals for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton ignored by the media

Obama not taking executive amnesty to the Supreme Court

Like water and oil. Well, more like fire and oil.

"Hope" poster designer: Obama’s “not even close” to having lived up to what I created for him

Scarborough skewers Warren: Take on unions and the real 'people that stop reform'

Oh the tangled web... Sydney Blumenthal's *son* "Helped Craft Hillary’s ‘Youtube Video’ Benghazi Explanation"

From the 'rain tax' to the 'flush tax': 40 times Martin OMalley raised taxes

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Billionaire TomSteyer pushes new oil tax in California

The Six Californias: @HumCAO writes about the "real Northern California."

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Scott Walker on media rage re his false quote: “Yes, I was talking about my sons’s ultrasounds images”

TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch hit back at Politico and other news outlets on Wednesday after they ran misleading headlines about her interview with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday.

Politico’s initial headline read: “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.’” Sensing the impending controversy, several other news websites ran similar headlines.

The only problem is the quote was seemingly taken out of context in a big way. Here’s exactly what Walker told Loesch on Tuesday about ultrasounds:
“Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons are 19 and 20, you know we still have their first ultrasound picture. It’s just a cool thing out there.”

Islamic State destroys famous lion god statue in Palmyra

See the full list of America's richest self-made women

Democrat Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders: "Men fantasize about women being abused." #WarOnWomen

This 1972 Sanders essay, published in an alternative newspaper called the
Vermont Freeman, reflected his affinity for Sigmund Freud. Vermont Freeman

Bernie Sanders is a Democrat running for President Of The United States.

Paula Jones: 'Don't let Bill back in the White House, he abused women and he'll do it again.' Paula Jones warns against voting for Hillary - because she also lied about sex case which almost cost him presidency

21 years after Paula Jones accused Bill Clinton of lurid behavior, she is speaking out against Hillary and insisting that his wife is not fit to be President either - because of her husband's history of bad behavior.Paul Thompson In Little Rock, Arkansas for MailOnline

  • Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, saying he propositioned her when he was Arkansas governor
  • Her case led to investigation in which Bill Clinton denied under oath having sex with Monica Lewinsky, leading to his impeachment trial
  • Now a stay-at-home mom in Little Rock she tells Daily Mail Online his conduct means he should be kept out of the White House
  • Jones says he is still lying and would philander again - and that Hillary lied too so is also unworthy of office
  • 'There is no way that she did not know what was going on, that women were being abused and accosted by her husband.

When liberal policies take effect, even liberals run for the hills...

Many people falsely believe that the entertainment industry contains only high paid creative professionals. In fact, caterers, prop houses, nurseries, and a variety of other businesses contribute to Hollywood productions.

The added cost to making a Hollywood production might very well make Hollywood a less attractive venue to do business.

“Costs are going to go up,” Stuart Waldman, president of the San Fernando Valley-based Valley Industry & Commerce Assn. told Variety. “It just makes L.A. a little less film friendly, a little more difficult. If someone can get catering for cheaper in Louisiana, do they make that decision to shoot there? ”

Here's how the 2016 presidential field is looking right now.

Marie Harf forced out; Hilarious highlight reel shows exactly WHY

Terrorist Group ISIS Brings Back the Savagery of the Roman Colosseum in Bloodthirsty Spectacle

Reuters elaborated:

Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men in an ancient amphitheater in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of being government supporters, a group monitoring the conflict said.

“They executed around 20 men in the Roman amphitheater and called people to watch,” said the Observatory’s Rami Abdulrahman, citing sources inside the city.
A few days after ISIS took over Palmyra, they slaughtered 400 people who opposed the terrorists. The streets were reportedly ‘littered with dead bodies.’

George Pataki is running for president

Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya

We can't do another 8 year soap opera

Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


It must be rainbows, butterflies and unicorns for Sacramento liberals, as California successfully defended its crown as America’s CEOs again named California the worst state to do business–for the eleventh straight year.

Business leaders highlight California state and local government officials’ negative attitudes toward business. CEOs blamed the cost of trying to comply with the state’s “capricious” regulatory system, calling it a job killer, especially for “smaller firms that are the least able to bear the costs.”

The annual survey of 500 CEOs from across America grades states on a “variety of measures of tax and regulatory regime, the quality of the workforce and the quality of the living environment” that are viewed as critical components of its business climate,. Employees’ attitude toward management is also considered, since it is a crucial factor in the perceived quality of a region’s workforce. Important “quality of living” factors include the quality of public education, health, cost of living, crime and housing affordability.

Texas continues to be seen by CEOs as “The Best” state in America to do business, despite the recent serious oil sector slowdown. Since the Great Financial Crisis began in December 2007, Texas gained 1.2 million net jobs, while “only 700,000 net jobs were created in the other 49 states combined.”

Rick Santorum declares

Drip, drip, drip… State Department offers to release Hillary emails every two months PLUS Benghazi panel handed trove of emails from Clinton aides

Climate-Alarmist-in-Chief is flying to Miami to get briefing on 'below normal' hurricane season forecast

ISIS Vows to “Pulverize” Ancient Palmyra Statues – Holds MASS EXECUTIONS in Colloseum

Major Clinton Foundation donor responsible for more than 1,000 deaths.

New Clinton Arms Sales Report Raises More Clinton Cash Question

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department - IBTimes

RandPaul: "Our Founding Fathers didn't like the idea of 'general warrants.'"

US Air Force confirms #Boeing's electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP)

Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has resigned as Middle East peace envoy

The Myth of the Progressive Movement

Though the voices in print and on television that foresee a great progressive tide on the horizon are also surely cheering on its arrival, they are not without evidence to support this contention. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s popularity and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s progressive manifesto, compiled with the support of luminaries like Susan Sarandon and Van Jones, validate the notion that the Democratic Party’s lurch to the left is a broad-based phenomenon.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has spent an inordinate amount of time appealing to the supposedly ascendant left wing of her party, even despite the absence of a viable presidential primary challenger. But just as the Republican Party’s base was not convinced by Romney’s unctuous claim to have governed “extremely conservative” as the Bay State’s chief executive, the progressive wing is justifiably skeptical of Clinton’s liberal bona fides....

If the Democratic Party’s far left was going to advance a truly liberal candidate for the presidency, that window is rapidly closing. There is no shortage of prospective usurpers who might assume the mantle of progressive champion ahead of 2016, but they have been largely cowed by Clinton’s stature within her party. As Republicans acquiesced to the inexorable Romney juggernaut in 2012, Democrats are apparently forced to come to terms with Clinton’s predestined ascension to the nomination.

A truly dominant political force would extract more concessions from Clinton and Obama than halfhearted mollification and lip service. At the moment, neither of them seems to think that more substantive concessions are necessary. For all the self-serving television presenters who are forever presaging the progressive moment that is about to dawn, there is precious little evidence to support that conclusion.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

(At least) 2 Of Hillary’s Libya Emails Are Missing

Sidney Blumenthal emailed Hillary Clinton at least two intelligence reports about Libya which were not included in the trove of 296 emails released by the State Department on Friday.

Clinton has claimed that in December she turned over all official government emails she sent or received from her personal account while in office. In turn, the agency has claimed it turned all Clinton emails related to Libya or Benghazi over to the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack.

But a screenshot of Blumenthal’s email inbox, which the Romanian hacker Guccifer published in March 2013, shows two reports about Libya emailed to Clinton which were not released in Friday’s batch.

New York Times piece on Obamacare 'drafting error' omits any mention of architect Jonathan Gruber

EXPOSED: Bill's Secret 'Pass-Through' Company...

Rand Paul: Obama 'disingenuous' about ending NSA surveillance

Obama ignores flooding in red states. Obedient Press Corps dutifully says nothing.

CHECKS & BALANCES: Obama suffers stinging defeat on immigration in federal court

Mark Levin opened his show today explaining the decision by a federal appeals court not to stay the ruling of a federal court, which continues the hold on Obama’s illegal amnesty until it gets worked out in the court system. Levin unpacks it as only he can. LISTEN at the link.