Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay marriage is upheld by the Supreme Court

Supreme Court vs. Rule of Law

Poll says Sanders in statistical tie with Clinton in New Hampshire

Your guide to the 2016 presidential candidates

The PC police strike again. This time they are coming for "Gone with the Wind"

State Dept admits Hillary did not turn over all emails; Gowdy calls news 'troubling'

Scott Walker signs two pieces of legislation that expand gun rights in his state

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Putin phones Obama as Iran nuclear deadline looms

SCOTUS gay marriage decision could come on significant date for supporters of gay rights

Lois Lerner's Emails Lost, Backups Erased

In dissent, Scalia accuses 6-judge majority of "interpretive jiggery-pokery" and "defense of the indefensible." "Words no longer have meaning"

'Administration wins health care’: Supreme Court rules Obamacare subsidies are legal

90% of the Racism in America Comes from the Democratic Party and the Left

Ninety percent of the racism in America today comes from the Democratic Party and the Left. They live off it and exploit it. It is unconscionable to the degree they do this, ruining the lives and futures of the very people they say they are helping in the process.

I am uniquely positioned to say this because I spent most of my life on the Left and was a civil rights worker in the South in my early twenties. I was also, to my everlasting regret, a donor to the Black Panther Party in the seventies.

So I have seen this personally from both sides and my conclusion is inescapable. The Left is far, far worse. They are obsessed with race in a manner that does not allow them to see straight. Further, they project racism onto others continually, exacerbating situations, which in most instances weren’t even there in the first place. From Al Sharpton to Hillary Clinton, they all do it.

Barack Obama is one of the worst offenders in this regard. Recently, in reaction to the horrid actions of the deranged, but solitary racist Dylann Root, the president claimed racism is in our DNA.

How could he possibly utter such nonsense and who was he talking about? The majority of Americans are from families that came to this country after slavery existed. Many of those were escaping oppression of their own. In my case my family was fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe. Many of the members of my family who stayed behind ended up gassed in Auschwitz or starved to death in Treblinka.

Is Obama telling me that racism is in my DNA? What a wretched and insulting statement. ◼ KEEP READING

Obama’s approval ratings sinking among Republicans AND Democrats

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signs new $167.6-billion state budget

Tech problems may crimp launch of California's new prescription drug database

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: Next week the state will unveil a new $3 million medication database, but it turns out it's not compatible with some of the state's biggest providers. Shouldn't they have looked into that before they built it?

Nearly every state in the country operates a prescription drug monitoring program, which tracks when certain narcotics are prescribed and dispensed. After a Times investigation found California's existing drug database, the Controlled Substances Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES, was woefully underused and underfunded, lawmakers passed a law in 2013 to increase funding for the system.

The $3-million upgrade, known as CURES 2.0, is set to roll out July 1, but a compatibility issue with certain Web browsers may make it impossible for some doctors to use it.

The California Medical Assn. sent a memo to its members last week warning that if the Justice Department "does not change their implementation plan, a minimum of thousands of physicians will lose access to CURES."

The new version of CURES will not work with older versions of Internet Explorer. While the solution for some users may be as simple as updating their browser, some health systems, say the newer browsers will not work with their electronic health systems records and therefore a more comprehensive technological fix may be needed.

I'm In: Bobby Jindal faces an uphill fight in the crowded 2016 field

Benefits Of Winning 'King v. Burwell': More Jobs, Higher Incomes & 70M Freed From Illegal Taxes

The media have distorted public perceptions of King v. Burwell by failing to explain that the benefits of a ruling for the challengers would swamp all other effects. According to data presented below and estimates by former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the benefits of a ruling for the King challengers include:

  • More than 67 million Americans freed from illegal taxes in the form of ObamaCare’s employer mandate
  • More than 11 million Americans freed from an illegal tax averaging $1,200 (i.e., ObamaCare’s individual mandate)
  • A pay raise of around $900 per affected worker
  • An estimated 237,000 new jobs
  • An estimated 1.3 million workers added to the labor force
  • More hours and higher incomes for 3.3 million part-time workers

The number of people who would benefit from a ruling for the challengers is therefore more than ten times the number who would lose an illegal subsidy.

Federal judge blocks Obama's fracking rule

A federal judge in Wyoming has temporarily blocked implementation of the Obama administration’s regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, hours before they were set to take effect.

...“BLM was ill-prepared to implement an extremely complex rule in a short period of time,” Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government affairs at the Western Energy Alliance, said in a statement.

“We highlighted how the BLM Washington office has not given sufficient guidance to the state and field offices that are implementing the rule, and as a result they were issuing confused instructions to companies on how to comply,” she continued. “The judge agreed that it makes no sense to implement an ill-conceived rule which could ultimately be overruled in court.”

"I had hoped a trailblazer would be more willing to break the mold of indentured servitude that haunts my generation."

Impressive speech by Ted Cruz - taking shots at Washington cronyism

Mike Rowe Responds To Criticism Of His Post About Hard Work

...Rowe said: “we’re churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bella Baskets update:

From Facebook: Bella Baskets will be closed till July 1st. It will then reopen under new ownership! Stay tuned for more details. The family wants to thank everyone for all the years of loyal business and trusts you will continued to enjoy your gift baskets! Great things ahead!

House votes to repeal Obamacare’s ‘death panel’

The House voted Tuesday to repeal another piece of Obamacare, this time a Medicare cost-cutting board that opponents have decried as a “death panel” that could ration care.

Majority Republicans led the charge to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), 244 votes to 154, and were joined by 11 Democrats who ignored President Obama’s veto threat.

“It created a very uncomfortable environment for us—some of the class even got up part of the way through and left because they were uncomfortable,” the girl said.

White House Poet Taught Kids to Sit in Circles and Watch Porn for College Class - Washington Free Beacon

A University of Pennsylvania English course taught by a poet who performed for President Obama at the White House ended up exactly as the professor envisioned it: college kids watching porn.

“Wasting Time on the Internet,” a once-a-week creative writing course taught by Kenneth Goldsmith that required students to stare at a computer screen for three hours completed its first class this spring.

Goldsmith wrote last fall that students could use the three hours to watch porn, and then “use it as the basis for compelling erotica.”

“I’ve never taught this class before, but I have a hunch that it’s going to be a success,” he said....

The course cost approximately $3,202.

If you believe the media will stop ginning up racial controversies after the Confederate flag comes down, you're a moron.

92% of Dems are comfortable voting for Hillary

Iran Parliament Bars Key Nuclear Concessions in Talks Complicating Chances For A Nuclear Accord With World Powers As A Self-imposed June 30 Deadline Approaches

Parliament’s intervention could pressure Iranian negotiators striving to clinch a deal that could usher in a cautious detente with the West after years of mounting confrontation that threatened a wider Middle East war.

Gowdy releases new batch of Clinton emails

Monday, June 22, 2015

Supreme Court adds two decision days to calendar

Brown Now "Open" To New Taxes Without Voter Approval

Via Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association: "Well, here we are at $14 billion unanticipated revenue this year. We’re awash in money. We’re paying down debt. We’re doing other stuff for funding new programs. And yet they want to go back to the till and raise taxes without asking people about it?"

Attn seniors: Obama wants you to pick up 73% of ObamaCare's costs by 2025

Anyone who thinks ObamaCare will cut the deficit over the next decade should look at Page 11 of the latest Congressional Budget Office report.

Government data hack could affect as many as 18 million people

Polls show Clinton weakness in big states --- and even the New Hampshire primary

The progressive roots of NSA's privacy violations

The National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata of all Americans under the Patriot Act was defended using national security justifications. A substantial number of Americans, however, believe the NSA violated the Fourth Amendment, which protects our security against unreasonable searches and seizures by government.

The NSA's actions have roots in progressive New Deal ideology, with its contempt for the constitutional separation of powers and private property rights. More specifically, this debate is traced to the New Deal-era erosion of the centuries-old rule of law that only judges may issue warrants, and after a showing of probable cause.

In a recent lawsuit filed by FreedomWorks against the NSA's continued collection of metadata following the sunset of section 215 of the Patriot Act, the Department of Justice responded by citing what's called the "third-party" doctrine explained in a 1979 case, Smith v. Maryland. This judge-created doctrine seems irreconcilable with the Fourth Amendment even before the NSA's recent and controversial application of it....

How many people did Bill Ayers kill?

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Property owners prevail in raisin takings case

Rather than discuss mental illness; why nobody said anything; or concealed carry in church--we debate the Confederate flag?

Some AP photo editor thought it clever to publish a photo of Ted Cruz with a gun pointing at his head

US presidential campaigns are heavily shaped by biography and charisma — Rubio has both

Bombshell email release reveals how closely Obamacare 'architect' Gruber worked with White House

6 key candidates who have yet to join the 2016 race

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

Of the 11 cases left to decide, the biggest are a challenge by gay couples to state laws banning same-sex marriage and a conservative challenge to subsidies provided under the Obamacare law to help low- and middle-income people buy health insurance that could lead to millions of people losing medical coverage.

With the King v. Burwell decision expected to drop in only a couple of weeks, many in the media are whipping themselves into a frenzy over the consequences of vanishing subsidies. Depending on who you believe, between 6 and 7 million people could be affected if the Supreme Court rules that words mean what they mean, and Republicans have proposed several plans to bridge these people gently away from ObamaCare.

But there is another side to a ruling in favor of King that is largely being ignored. In addition to eliminating insurance subsidies from the IRS, the ruling would also clarify that the individual mandate that demands individuals purchase health insurance would no longer apply to the 34 states that declined to set up their own insurance exchanges. ◼ Read more here...

Democrats veer left then blast everyone else for being "right wing" the parade veers left, the Democrats must always race out to be in front of it. This week’s Gallup poll says that a record high 47% of Democratic voters identify as both socially liberal and economically liberal or moderate. That’s up 8 points since the 2008 election of President Obama and 17 points since 2001.

Just as yesterday’s luxuries become today’s necessities, Democrats are continuously redefining what it means to be Democrats....

The media often remind us that Democrats and Republicans used to forge bipartisan policy solutions, scolding Republicans for supposedly moving right.

But if the center is becoming a lonely place in American politics, Democrats are walking away from it much more rapidly than Republicans are.

Ben Carson talks about race and S.C. mass shooting

Wishing all the fathers a very happy Father's Day today!

The Charleston church devastated by a mass murder re-opens for a Sunday service

Judge reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin

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