Thursday, October 23, 2014

I Thought ObamaCare Is Supposed To Lower Costs, Premiums

ObamaCare, the gift that keeps on giving to the gOP.
From Fox News: ObamaCare rate increases are coming to some key battleground states, fueling Republican attacks ahead of next month’s midterm elections.
“It looks like we're going to have double digit premium increases in places like Alaska, and Iowa and Louisiana, said health economist John Goodman. “Where we've got very close races for Senate, and Republican candidates are making a big deal over this."
The next ObamaCare open enrollment season begins Nov. 15, just 11 days after the Nov. 4 elections. Because the enrollment season is so close, the rate increases in many states already are known.
"Where we have the tight Senate races, the fact that we're getting these big rate increases just adds fuel to the fire for ObamaCare as a political issue and the Republicans’ attack on it," said Bob Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.
In Iowa, for example, where Republican Joni Ernst is challenging Democrat Bruce Braley for the Senate, the Des Moines Register recently reported that premiums will be rising by double digits.
"We heard just last week," Ernst said in a debate Oct. 16, "that health care policies, their cost is going up an average of 19 percent..."
In the Louisiana race, Democratic senator Mary Landrieu has tried to distance herself from the president, even as he suggested those who do that still really support him.
But the largest insurer in the state, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will raise rates as much as 19.7 percent, so her opponent, Republican Bill Cassidy, is running an ad with supporters pegged to the issue.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/23/obamacare-rate-increases-fuel-republican-attacks-ahead-midterm-elections/
Luckily for the GOP, the Democrats own ObamaCare 100%, and while ObamaCare has a couple of good things in it, it has also caused horrendous problems with the country, including making hordes of full time workers into part time workers.
So, when the GOP takes over the Senate in a few weeks, we can thank ObamaCare for that, among other reasons.

Well, That And Stupidity

From jsonline: In the tightest race of his political career, Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned up the rhetoric Thursday by saying many voters in the liberal bastion of Madison are driven by anger and that his supporters need to counter that tide by showing up at the polls.
During an appearance in Pewaukee, Walker quoted former Gov. Tommy Thompson as saying, "Unfortunately, anger is a greater motivation than love."
Walker continued, "There are a lot of people who love what we've done across the state. There are many people in Madison who are angry and they're going to vote no matter what. We have got to make sure that people who love what we do understand they have to come out just as strong. If they do, we'll win this election."  http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/walker-says-madison-voters-driven-by-anger-b99376912z1-280220202.html
Of course, union goons for government unions are pissed at walker and the GOP for passing the common sense ACT 10 bill which made joining unions optional for government workers.  And the bill has worked as most government employees have opted out of their former unions.
And if you read liberal hate-Walker web sites, you just see both
the anger and the stupidity ooze from these sites, like this one: http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/
I used to live in Madison, WI., as I was going to college there and I have met the most ill-informed, mean, vicious and brain dead people alive and 99.5% of them were liberals.  So, Walker is right, Madison union goons are angry and hopefully, the fair minded people of Wisconsin will come out and vote for him instead of voting for some liberal hack.

Just Remember....

While gas prices are inching down to around $3.00 a gallon, when Obama was elected the price was about $1.80 a gallon.
And when gas prices rose during the Bush administration, the liberals, led by Reid, Pelosi and their ilk, blamed Bush and the oil companies.
When gas was about $4 a gallon under Obama, not one word from these idiots.

Airplane Parachutes Work

Air collision
2 people are alive because of their airplane, which was involved in a crash with a helicopter, deployed a parachute as they crashed.
From the Fredrick News Post:
Three people are dead after a small plane and helicopter collided near Frederick Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon. 
The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m. near the southwest corner of Frederick Municipal Airport. Police did not release the names of the people involved.The helicopter crashed into a storage facility near the scene, according to Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley. The plane went down off Monocacy Boulevard in a tree line. The storage facility where the helicopter crashed is at Highland and Monroe streets, just south of where the plane went down.
Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said officers did not know of any people being ejected from the aircraft.
The three dead were from the helicopter, said Denise Pouget, Frederick County fire chief. The two occupants of the airplane were transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center, both adult males, according to a Meritus spokeswoman. The hospital discharged the men to their families at about 6:45 p.m.
Pouget said the helicopter broke into pieces upon striking the ground. The airplane deployed a parachute, helping it descend into the trees, she said.  http://www.fredericknewspost.com/public/three-dead-in-airplane-helicopter-collision-near-frederick-municipal-airport/article_2438c154-5aed-11e4-8c2e-001a4bcf6878.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Obama: Worst President Ever

This graph pretty much shows that this improved unemployment rate means absolutely nothing:
labor_force_participation_rate

H/T Dad 29: http://dad29.blogspot.com/
Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/?p=51790

Abortion Is Still An Issue

From the Arizona Central:
Last week, Democrat Fred DuVal told members of a Gilbert church that he believes your 14-year-old daughter should be able to get an abortion without first getting your consent.
DuVal's comments – to me, at least – were stunning and the most stunning part of the story?
It wasn't news.
DuVal was appearing at the Redemption Church in Gilbert where Pastor Tom Shrader asked him a series of questions, including this one on the rights of parents when it comes to their teen-age daughters and abortion.
Shrader: "Notarized parental consent? Parental notification?"
DuVal: "Consent, no. Because I believe that then gives the choice of reproductive freedom to the parents not to the expectant mother and I believe that the expectant mother has that."
Shrader: "And if she's 14?"
DuVal: "Yeah."
Yeah? Really?  http://www.azcentral.com/story/laurieroberts/2014/10/21/duval-on-parental-choice-abortion-laws/17679667/
This alone should disqualify DuVal from being governor as he lacks moral character to be a governor or even a dog catcher.
He wants to take away parental rights and cares more about the kid than the parents and he is wrong.
Up until now, I really didn't know who to support for governor but DuVal shows that he is an extreme liberal, not worthy of being a governor or in any other elected office.

In The U.S., It Would Be Workplace Violence

From the San Fran Chronicle: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.
"We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in an address to the nation.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Police-Man-shot-at-war-memorial-in-Ottawa-5839723.php
Now, if this happened in the U.S., our fearful muslim leader along with his toadies, Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would say that this is just a work place violent crime and nothing to see here.

Pahrump Valley Times: Sucks As Usual

Well, the Pahrump Valley Times gets a new editor and the paper is even worse than before.
Just a couple of weeks before the big election of the year, the new editor, Arnold M. Knightly, has decided to cut off reader comments so they cannot comment on the election, the candidates or the ballot questions.
from the PVT:
Readers,
Over the next several weeks, we will be retooling and updating our comments on stories feature.  During the interim, the commenting feature on stories will be unavailable.
But this new idiot editor can write articles and editorials about the election.
So much for the honeymoon for this fool, I hate him already.

Voter Fraud, What Fraud?

The Liberals, God bless them, still have their heads in the sand about voter fraud.
From Fox News:  Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.
Moynihan offered this gracious lesson to his followers on Twitter: “Be careful when you vote in Illinois. Make sure you take the time to check your votes before submitting.”
Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told Illinois Watchdog, the machine was taken out of service and tested.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/22/calibration-error-chaop-votes-to-dem-in-illinois-county/
And this from National Review Online:
Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.”
James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group....
He has a conversation with Greenpeace employee Christina Topping, and suggests he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently moved out of college fraternity houses. “I mean it is putting the votes to good use,” she responds. “So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”
Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler, along with several county election clerks, have raised warning flags that a new state law that automatically mails a ballot to everyone is an engraved invitation to commit fraud. “Sending ballots to people who did not even ask for them or have moved out of state is asking for trouble” he told me. For example, little can stop someone who collects discarded ballots from trash cans, fills out the ballots, and mails them in. Election workers are supposed to compare signatures on registration records with signed ballots. But if a person has a “witness” who signs the ballot on the witness line, then the signatures do not have to match and the vote is counted.
Secretary of State Gessler had futile arguments with Democratic state legislators last year who insisted on ramming a bill through that mandated Colorado become the only state in the nation with both all-mail balloting and same-day
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/390893/james-okeefe-strikes-again-john-fund
Just more instances of voter fraud by liberals/democrats.
And you wonder why conservatives want voter ID and closely watch the  polls.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Wonder I Don't Do Selfies

Ashley Elizabeth Zehnder (l.), who teaches biology at Pasadena High School outside Houston, was charged with having an improper relationship with a student on Monday in Harris County court.
Teacher is on the left, with the glasses
From the NY Daily News: A Texas teacher in search of selfie respect accidentally exposed herself to criminal charges.
The high school teacher who doubles as a cheerleading coach was busted for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old on her cheerleading squad after students at the school were found circulating a nude selfie of her on their cell phones, prosecutors allege.
Ashley Zehnder, 24, who teaches biology at Pasadena High School outside Houston, was charged with having an improper relationship with a student on Monday in Harris County court, KHOU reported.
"She admitted to sending the nude photo to the student, knowing in fact that he was a student, and that they had sex," assistant district attorney Nick Socias told KHOU....
But the district found that Zehnder, an assistant cheerleading coach, was having a relationship after the boy admitted to it. She sent him the photo and the two had been having sex in her apartment since May, according to Click 2 Houston
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/texas-teacher-caught-teen-relationship-nude-selfie-circulates-school-article-1.1981394
I take as many selfies as an Amish farmer, so I am not going to get into any trouble, not that I would get into trouble anyways... except for that one night with the monkey and giraffe.
And since I am old, fat and balding, I don't have worry about sending naked pictures of myself.
But another female teacher gets busted because her supposed boyfriend student went out and bragged.

No Wonder They Are Broke

From the Kingman Daily Miner: Linda Bennett lives on a fixed income in a poor neighborhood and doesn't want to change her post office box from downtown Kingman to the main post office on Johnson Avenue.
With her service dog at her side, she spoke to the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Monday in support of a resolution opposing the U.S. Postal Service's decision to close the downtown Kingman post office effective Dec. 31.
The board passed the resolution 5-0.
"I heard it's political, not really the economics of it," Bennett said during the public comment period. "The main post office does not have enough boxes to cover us."
USPS announced earlier this month it would close the contract postal unit at 229 E. Andy Devine Ave. and is "committed to identifying a more affordable downtown location in an existing business."
However, the new contract is for retail services only and would not replace more than 800 post office boxes at the current location.
Bill Shilling, grant administrator for the city of Kingman, thinks the post office should be part of downtown revitalization efforts. It's been a community mainstay since 1935.
He said the downtown post office generates an average of $225,000 annual revenue for the U.S. Postal Service and is used by the County Assessor's Office,
Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Kingman Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Department of Transportation, along with many downtown businesses.
Supervisor Gary Watson said he read where the U.S. Postal Service started Sunday delivery service for Amazon, yet it wants to close a profitable operation in Kingman.
"Probably has to do with unions," he said.

http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=63412
So, you are going to close down a post office that is profitable when most of the rest of the USPS is not?
No wonder why they are going broke.

Lots Of Questions

From the Fox News:
The FBI says it is investigating the possibility that three American teenage girls were attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria when they were detained in Germany.
A law enforcement source told Fox News Tuesday that the girls are home in Colorado after they were tracked down in Frankfurt. The three girls are all under the age of 18 and are not expected to face charges. Two of the girls are of Somali descent and one is of Sudanese descent, according to the source....
VOA News reported Sunday that the girls had vanished from their homes last week and traveled from Colorado to Chicago, and then Frankfurt. The girls’ family members reported them missing to authorities in Denver, who then worked with authorities in Germany to track them down.  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/21/3-american-teens-detained-in-germany-after-reportedly-trying-to-join-militants/
Questions:
Where did the girls get the money?
How were the girls able to get on a plane without any guardians present, especially on an overseas flight?
How did they pay for the tickets and were they 1 way or round trip?
How did they get to Chicago?
How did they get past our vaunted security at the airports?
Who were their contact people?
There are a lot more questions but these are a good start.

GOP Must Be Feeling Pretty Cocky

From the LVRJ:
Republican Assemblyman Cresent Hardy is getting some high-powered, big money help in his uphill battle to defeat freshman U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford.
Crossroads GPS, a conservative group, said Tuesday it has bought $820,000 worth of TV time for ads to start airing Wednesday and run through Election Day on Nov. 4. A source familiar with the ad buy said it is aimed at Horsford, who represents the 4th Congressional District.
Paul Lindsay, communications director for Crossroads GPS, confirmed the group’s eleventh-hour spending plans for the campaign, which could be a game changer, but offered no details.
“We have placed a buy in the Las Vegas media market and have an important message to communicate,” Lindsay said.
In the GPS ad, Crossroads links Horsford to President Barack Obama, whose approval rating by Americans is at an all-time low, according to several recent polls.
“Horsford’s gone the extra mile for Barack Obama, voting with Obama nearly 90 percent of the time — to keep Obamacare (and) its billions in Medicare cuts, for Obama’s policies that cost jobs and hurt our economy,” the narrator of the 30-second TV spot says. “Steven Horsford has already gone Washington.”
In fact, Horsford is a longtime Obama loyalist, serving as co-chair of his presidential campaign in Nevada in 2008.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/elections/sensing-upset-conservative-group-ups-ante-against-Horsford
The conservative group must feel pretty strongly that this case may be winnable and are almost throwing a million dollars into the race instead of throwing the money into closer races around the country.
I hope the GOP isn't getting too confident with the elections only 2 weeks away.

That Religion Of Peace

From Fox News: Asia Bibi was harvesting berries in Pakistan five years ago when she took the drink of water that could cost her her life.
A Christian in the Muslim-dominated and increasingly intolerant nation, the mother of five was quickly assailed by the other women working the field in a tiny village in the Punjab province. First they said they would not drink from the same water bucket as a Christian. Later, they told police Bibi had insulted the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. The crime, blasphemy, is punishable by death.
Bibi, who denies insulting Mohammad and maintains her co-workers falsely accused her, was convicted in 2010. Last week, despite an international outcry, a court in Lahore upheld the verdict and affirmed the sentence that Bibi be hanged. The 50-year-old has 30 days to appeal to the nation's highest court.
“This is a grave injustice,” said David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s deputy Asia Pacific director. “Asia Bibi should never have been convicted in the first place – still less sentenced to death – and the fact that she could pay with her life for an argument is sickening.” ...
Christians make up less than 2 percent of Pakistan's 180 million population, and they have been persecuted at an alarming rate in recent years as the Taliban and other Islamist groups have become more powerful. Qanta Ahmed, a British-born Pakistani human rights activist and author of "In the Land of Invisible Women," said those accused of blasphemy are usually dealt with by mobs and not the justice system. 
"The vast majority of those being accused of blasphemy don't even make it to execution," Ahmed said. "They are usually lynched or murdered in custody."  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/21/pakistani-court-upholds-death-sentence-for-christian-woman-accused-insulting/
No word from CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and their terrorist friends.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Look Who Is Violating Liberals The Right To Vote

Yeah, those evil GOP are always looking to hinder the rights of minorities to vote.
Well, lookee here at who is violating the rights of Indians to vote.
From the Havre Daily News:
The Fort Belknap Indian Community missed their deadline to file a proposal to open a satellite election office in their area. Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement in June to open the offices and improve access to late registration and early voting.
According to the Associated Press, a dozen plaintiffs from both the Northern Cheyenne tribe and the Fort Belknap tribe argued that they were discriminated against because they had to drive long distances to the county courthouses in order to register late or vote early in elections.
The nearest election office to Fort Belknap is in Chinook, which is about 90 miles round-trip.
Donald Ranstrom, the Blaine County Attorney said the letter requesting a Fort Belknap voting location arrived four days after the deadline and county officials determined that opening an office despite this could counteract the settlement.
“The concern we had, and continue to have, is we spent a lot of time and a lot of energy and money and resources getting to where we got to with this agreement. We weren’t going to allow any argument to be made that ‘by modifying the terms, you’ve scrapped the agreement,’” Ranstrom said.  http://www.havredailynews.com/story/2014/10/20/local/fort-belknap-misses-election-deadline/501046.html
So, you have some Indians, for whatever reason, deciding not to abide by an agreement with a County government to allow easier access for their fellow Indians to vote.
So, it's not the GOP who hinder liberal voters... it's liberals who are hindering fellow liberals from voting.
Shocking.

Not Very Good Planning

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From the LVRJ:
Saturday night’s RiSE Lantern Festival was two hours of awe followed by nearly four hours of transportation woes at Jean Dry Lake.
According to the event’s plans, the last bus from the festival back to the casinos where attendees parked was supposed to depart the lake bed at 11 p.m.
The last bus left at about 2 a.m., according to event coordinators.
“We literally had our best, our A-team and top staff trying to alleviate the busing issue,” said Jeff Gehring, president and co-owner of RiSE.
The issue was transportation, which some of the event’s nearly 10,000 participants were vocal about the next morning.
“Who else was there with the other 10,000 angry people that was stranded in the middle of the desert, waiting for a shuttle?” one crowd member asked on Yelp. “That had to have been one of the worst managed events I have ever been to.”...
Wait times were a combination of poor planning, poor execution and anxious crowds, according to Dan Hill, who is one of three founders and five owners of RiSE.
Hill said that nearly 500 staff, about 150 of whom were paid and 350 were volunteers, were working to direct buses and crowds for RiSE’s first festival. That staff doesn’t include the 75-100 law enforcement workers Hill said were on hand....
Hill and Gehring, who took full ownership of the event’s transportation breakdown, said they were doing everything they could to comfort waiting crowds, from cutting open wool blankets that vendors were originally selling to handing out water bottles left over from caterers.
The original plan was to have everyone out in 30 to 45 minutes, according to Hill, who has planned and produced events for ten years.
“Despite months of planning with our bussing-logistics company AWG, we had an unacceptable breakdown in operations,” event organizers said in a written statement Sunday.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/lantern-festival-marred-hours-long-bus-woes
To move 10,000 people out of the desert, they would need a total of 166 bus  trips, if there are 60 people on a bus.  And if their goal was to empty the desert in 45 minutes, they would need to move a bus every 20 seconds or less and that isn't happening.  If they wanted it done in 30 minutes, they would need to move the buses every 12 seconds.
So, it looks like the organizers tried to do things on the cheap and on the stupid.

Signs Of Democrat Community Organizer Candidate Desperation

From the LVRJ: U.S. Rep. Joe Heck and other GOP lawmakers are responsible for the Ebola crisis because federal budget cuts have crippled the ability of the government and hospitals to deal with an infectious disease outbreak, Erin Bilbray, the Democrat challenging Heck, charged Monday.
Heck should be ashamed of his record on health care, Bilbray said.
In response, Heck accused Bilbray of lying about his record and he said lawmakers just this year voted to boost funding for the Centers for Disease Control by 8.2 percent. He also said that the Ebola infections of two nurses in Texas were due to human error, not the CDC budget.
“The issue of the CDC having enough resources to respond would have no impact on the nurses who were infected,” Heck said.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/elections/nevada-congressional-hopeful-blames-republicans-ebola
Bilbrat is in complete desperation mode.
First, the CDC gets a whole lot of money.  Congress gives them a whole lot of money, which was approved by a Democrat Senate and signed by the president.
Further, while Congress can give the CDC, it really doesn't have much say how the money is spent.
We have had 1 death of a Ebola patient and that wouldn't have happened if we had a travel ban on people traveling from West Africa.  And whose fault is that?
Finally, Heck is a doctor and is far more experienced in matters than the blonde Bilbrat, who is a community organizer.  And we know how being a community organizer, can make you feel smarter but in reality, they are as stupid as a brain dead platypus, with apologies to brain dead platypuses.
Yeah, Bilbrat is very desperate.

Not That He Is Qualified Or He Was Asked

From the Weekly Standard: President Obama does not want to be a Supreme Court justice. He calls it "too monastic" for his own personality. Besides, in an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama acknowledges that he needs to get out of the "bubble" after what will be eight years as president of the United States.
“I love the law, intellectually,” the president tell the New Yorker, which says he sounds "tempted" at the idea of being on the Court. “I love nutting out these problems, wrestling with these arguments. I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with students. But I think being a Justice is a little bit too monastic for me. Particularly after having spent six years and what will be eight years in this bubble, I think I need to get outside a little bit more.”  http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-doesnt-want-be-supreme-court-justice-too-monastic-me_816497.html
First, Obama could never be confirmed, even if he was even nominated.  That would be a problem since who would nominate him?  Hillary?  I don't think they even like each other- they may tolerate each other but that's it.  Like Hillary's marriage to Bill, Hillary's relationship to Obama is a marriage of convenience. 
And the dude is just not qualified.  He wouldn't know what is a constitutional law or what is fairy dust.  The guy has not shown himself to be a very bright fellow, certainly not smart enough to sit on the United states highest court.
But if he needs a job after he leaves office, maybe he can start on righting all of his wrongs, like going on a tour apologizing to all the people and groups he has wronged.  After all, he apologized for the United States when it wasn't needed, so he is very experienced in the apology field.

And He's A Contstitutional Lawyer??

And this guy was giving thought on being on the Supreme Court?
From Fox News:
President Obama’s views on gay marriage continue to “evolve,” with the president now saying he views same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.
In an interview with the New Yorker the president was quoted as saying, “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states.”
The statement, coming as the courts clear the way for gay unions in more states, would appear to complete a long shift for the president, who for years has grappled with the issue.
The first time he publicly expressed his views on the subject was back in 1996 when the then-Illinois state Senate candidate said he favored legalizing same-sex marriage and “would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/20/obama-says-gay-marriage-constitutional-right/
There is a big difference between something being legal and a constitutional right.
Marriage is not a constitutional right.  Not everyone can get married.  People who are mentally retarded and who have a guardian cannot get married unless they have permission from their guardian.
A 13 year old cannot get married.
Some prisoners cannot get married.
So, when Obama says that gay marriage is a constitutional right, he just is wrong... like most of the time.
How the hell did he even graduate high school, much less law school?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Obama In Chicago, Says Nothing On The Violence.

What do the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and President Obama have in common?
They are all from Chicago and they all suck.
Once again, Obama travelled to Chicago and gave a fundraising speech to a bunch of Democrats rats.
And Obama said nothing about the violence that is killing members of his constituency in Chicago: young minorities.
From the Chicago Sun Times: President Barack Obama returned home Sunday to the South Side of Chicago to make a plea for the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn — just as early voting is set to begin Monday in Illinois....
His speech brought him within 7 miles of his Kenwood home — where he was staying overnight...
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/obama-headlines-rally-gov-quinn-chicago-state-university/sun-10192014-613pm
Obama gives a speech on the Southside of Chicago, where most of the violence is occurring, and he says nothing.
Why does Obama hate the poor and minorities so much?

Yeah, She was Drunk

How do you mistake a bar for a jail?
From the LVRJ: One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend.
The department says Deputy Robert Miersma spotted the Hartford-area woman backing into the jail parking lot in Paw Paw about 2 a.m. Sunday and noticed she smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated.
It says a breath test showed her with more than twice the 0.08 percent blood alcohol considered drunk in Michigan. She’s expected to face drunken driving charges.
Paw Paw is about 15 miles west-southwest of Kalamazoo.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/feed/woman-mistakes-jail-bar-while-drunk-gets-arrested 
It's also a bad idea to put a bar by a jail also.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mary Had A Little Lamb That Was High On Pot

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From the LVRJ: A flock of sheep reportedly had a good time after chowing down on the wrong kind of grass.
Farmer Nellie Budd, of Surrey, England, discovered his sheep stumbling after eating around $6,500 worth of marijuana plants that had been dumped in his field.
“My sheep being inquisitive had an interesting feast on it. They weren’t quite on their backs with legs in the air but they probably had the munchies,” Budd told The Telegraph.
Officers said they will be looking for the owners of the illegal plants, and intend to press charges.
“We are doing all we can to find out how the drugs came to be at the location and who is responsible for growing and discarding the plants,” said Detective Contable David Fair.
The sheep are expected to be fine.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/flock-sheep-eats-thousands-dollars-worth-pot
A few hours later, the sheep were seen at the local 7-11 buying out all the store's Doritos.

It Will Be Wild At Talladega On Sunday

From ESPN: Never has more been riding on a race here for Dale Earnhardt Jr. than in this, his 30th Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway.
"Knowing that I've got to win will be in the back of my mind every lap," he said Saturday, preparing for Sunday's Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN and WatchESPN), his last chance at hanging on in the Chase.
"I don't think I've ever been in that situation before," he said. "I don't think any driver has. Where it's win or nothing. There's a couple of others out there like that, too."
Those include six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski, who, with Earnhardt, are the bottom three in the 12-driver standings that will be cut to eight Sunday. Matt Kenseth is ninth, winless this season.  http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/11721774/nascar-chase-heavy-hitters-dale-earnhardt-jr-included-face-elimination-Talladega
After the fighting last week in Charlotte, you never know what will happen.
Funny quote from last week's race regarding Matt Kenseth's fight with Brad Kesolowski: What up, Matty Superfly Snuka! Let this be a lesson to all you young NASCAR racers out there. Punching will get you fined. Blindside horse-collar sickle tackles? Perfectly legal.  http://espn.go.com/rpm/powerrankings/_/season/2014/week/31/seriesId/2

Critters In Kingman

I've lived in Kingman now for about 2 1/2 months and the critters I see are interesting to say the least.
This deer (I think, unless it is a baby elk) greeted us today when we went to the Hualapai Mountain Resort in the Hualapai Mountains, about 12 miles from RT 66

This deer has a future as a deer greeter at Wal-Mart.
The grasshopper in the next picture is at least 2 inches+ big.  The other day, I saw him take up a parking spot at school:
The hopper is hanging upside down from the ceiling.  He had a role in Bugs Life.
The following Diamondback Rattlesnake was found on our kickball, playing kickball with our students.
He tried to catch a ball, but the ball popped.  However, he made friends with a couple of kindergarteners and had them for dinner. 

Do We Really Want A USS Detroit?

From the Detroit Free Press: The U.S. Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's wife, Barbara, broke a bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen the future USS Detroit. Barbara Levin is the ship's sponsor.
The christening took place Saturday on the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis.
The ship will continue to undergo outfitting and testing before delivery to the Navy in 2015. Its home port will be in San Diego.  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/10/18/uss-detroit-christening/17515275/
Unless the ship is a garbage ship, who thought it was a good idea to name a warship after one of the most run down and corrupt cities in the United States?  The name certainly won't strike fear in their enemies.

News To Use: Don't Have Sex In The Ocean

From the NY Daily News: An Italian couple having sex in the sea were hospitalized after they ended up getting "stuck" together due to suction.
The duo was reportedly taking an amorous dip near Porto San Giorgio, in the eastern Marche region of Italy, when the man found himself unable to disengage, The Local reports.
Red-faced, the entangled pair remained in the Adriatic Sea's water for several minutes before catching the attention of a woman walking along the shore.
She gave them a towel and the connected twosome struggled to walk back to the land.
A medic was called and they were soon rushed to hospital, where doctors helped to dilate the woman's uterus so the man could safely detach.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/couple-hospitalized-sex-sea-stuck-article-1.1976303
If it were me, I would have used the Jaws Of Life to separate them

Even The Liberal Media Hate The Ebola Czar Selection

President Obama has done a lot of dumb things in his presidency but this selection of a Democrat hack activist as the Ebola Czar has to be among the top 3 of the dumbest moves by Obama.
From the NY Daily News: Is there a doctor in the house?
The newly named White House “Ebola czar” came under fire shortly after his Friday appointment for a lack of medical credentials as the largest outbreak of the deadly virus raged on in West Africa.
Attorney Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, was appointed as the Ebola response coordinator to quell concerns over the lethal virus’ arrival in the United States....
The Democratic Party insider’s duties include overseeing the detection, isolation and treatment of Ebola patients. He will also be involved in trying to halt the deadly epidemic at its epicenter in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
But President Obama’s choice of Klain — famously portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the HBO movie “Recount,” about the 2000 election — was quickly attacked by critics who felt he lacked the medical chops.
The pick makes it “clear that the President sees Ebola as a political crisis and not a health crisis,” said Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
“As a doctor who has worked in public-health programs in the U.S. and hospitals in Africa, we need someone with extensive health-care experience in dealing with this public health crisis.”
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson took to Twitter to tweak the President.
“Appointing a political #Ebola czar demonstrates administration did not take public health seriously,” Thompson tweeted. “It did not have right people in place.”   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ron-klain-announced-u-s-ebola-czar-president-obama-report-article-1.1977858
Hell, I got more medical experience than this fool.  At least I worked in hospitals and nursing homes for many years and know about working in contamination areas.
This just shows that Obama is completely ignorant and almost brain dead.

I Believe The Ferguson Cop

From the NY Daily News: The cop who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown — setting off a wave of protests in Ferguson, Mo.— told investigators he feared for his life when he pulled the trigger, it was reported Friday.
Officer Darren Wilson told federal officials that Brown, who was 18, had shoved him into his SUV and grabbed for his gun, according to The New York Times.
The weapon went off twice in Wilson’s SUV as the men grappled Aug. 9, FBI forensics show.
Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilsonstands beside the dead body of Michael Brown on August 9 2014. The still is taken from video shot by eyewitness Piaget Crenshaw
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson stands beside the dead body of Michael Brown Aug. 9 2014.
Unarmed teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson cop in August.
Wilson, 28, has told investigators Brown punched and scratched him, The Times said, citing unnamed government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation.
The teen’s blood was found on the gun, Wilson’s uniform and in the SUV.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ferguson-darren-wilson-feared-life-michael-brown-shooting-report-article-1.1978804
I believe the cop thought his life was in danger.
You had a thug who was high on pot and just robbed a store.  The thug was amped up and had reason to believe he was about to be arrested, so he fought the cop.
No one and I mean no one has come forward to say what the legitimate motive of the cop to shoot the thug other than that he was afraid for his life.
For kicks? 
Because he was a cold blooded murderer?
The cop has been a cop for many years and has no record of discipline, so why he shoot the thug in cold blood?
I believe the cop and not the thug's supporters.

Now, That's One Tough Hombre

From Firehouse.com: At 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Rhonda Arauco was in bed, just starting to fall asleep.
Suddenly, she heard a loud popping sound outside her third-floor window at the downtown Cascadian Apartments.
"Then I heard a masculine voice say, 'Ouch,'" Arauco said, "and it scared me because I thought someone was trying to come through the window."
She looked out and saw a naked man lying on top of an air-conditioning unit just outside her window.
She called police.
They were skeptical.
"Patrol was thinking this gal was probably nuts," said Sgt. Jim West with the Wenatchee Police Department.
But, sure enough, there was a naked man atop the air-conditioning unit.
Police were even more startled to learn that the man lived directly above Arauco on the sixth floor.
The man, who is blind, had somehow fallen out of his window.
"He's lucky to be alive," said Battalion Chief Glen Widener of the Wenatchee Fire Department. "If he would have fallen just a little to the left or right he would have hit a brick wall or some pipes that he could have impaled himself on."  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11738344/naked-blind-wash-man-falls-three-stories-yells-ouch
To fall 3 floors and survives and just yells "ouch", is a miracle, or the guy is one very tough SOB.
And he will be ok, thankfully.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stupid Court News

From the Kingman Daily Miner:  An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law violates due-process rights by imposing punishment before trial. The court also said the law was a "scattershot attempt" at confronting people who flee from authorities, and that there was no evidence the law dealt with a particularly critical problem.
Proponents of the 2006 statute said it prevents people who aren't authorized to be in the country and skip out on their bail from committing future offenses. Critics say the law's real intent is to punish immigrants before they are convicted of crimes.
An aide to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was sued as part of the challenge to the law, said he believes the sheriff's office will ask the 9th Circuit to reconsider its opinion and, if that doesn't succeed, will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case.
American Civil Liberties Union attorney Cecillia Wang, who argued the case before the appeals court, said Wednesday's ruling protects the guarantee that every person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
  http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=799&ArticleID=63349 

If an illegal alien is arrested for a crime and is jailed, they are a flight risk.  They already committed a crime by illegally entering the U.S., so they have no interest in obeying our laws and they are a flight risk because they didn't turn themselves in when they came to our country illegally.
Bail is a means that ensures that a person charged with a crime will show up in court.  The rate of illegals attending deportation hearings is extremely bad, about 90% don't show up, so what makes the court think the illegals will show up for a criminal trial?
Just another disgraceful ruling by the 9th Circuit, the black eye of the American justice system.
I think this ruling will be overturned... in a year or so.

Not OK To Offend Blacks, But OK To Offend Christians


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From the Arizonian:
Arizona State University officials are asking football fans not to wear face paint of any kind after some students, unsettled by images of fans with their faces painted black at a recent home game, complained of racial insensitivity.
Leaders of the Valley's African-American community and the Black African Coalition at ASU last week had called for a ban on black face paint, which they said recalled the use of "blackface" in the racist minstrel shows of the 19th century that stereotyped African-Americans.
The controversy followed a Sept. 25 "blackout" game promotion, in which the university encouraged fans to wear black to match ASU's uniforms.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2014/10/16/asu-warns-fans-wear-face-paint-games-backlash-black-painted-faces/17342661/
According to Fox 10, Phoenix, it is ok to wear a face painted devil because the school's name is the Sun Devils.
To the Blacks who were offended, grow up.  You go to a school that is name the Sun Devils and it's symbol is the devil.  You don't think that offends Christians?
And to the University, if you are afraid of offending people, change the name of the school.
Bunch of hypocrites.

Giants-Royals In World Series

So, it's the San Fran Giants and the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World series.
I'll take the Royals in 6 games.  Why?
Ned Yost, the manager of the Royals used to manage the Milwaukee Brewers before he was fired, showing once again the stupidity of the Brewers.
Vote on the left to see who you think will win the Series.

Don't Believe The Numbers

From the Chicago Sun Times: The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest signal that companies are cutting fewer workers and hiring could remain healthy.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level since April 2000. Given that the U.S. population has grown considerably since then, the proportion of the U.S. workforce applying for benefits is even smaller. Applications are a proxy for layoffs.  http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/unemployment-applications-fall-14-year-low/thu-10162014-737am
Let's see, it's election time and the Obama administration is not afraid to cook the numbers, lie and all of sudden we get somewhat good news?
Yeah, I don't believe the numbers.

Eerie Coincidence

Two rural pastors with AIDs violate their flocks with sex.

From the Pahrump Valley Times:
A local pastor charged with three felonies and a gross misdemeanor was in court on Monday for an arraignment in front of District Court Judge Robert Lane.
George Edward Ferguson was charged with felony counts of attempted intentional transmission of human immunodeficiency virus, kidnapping, sexually motivated luring a person with mental illness.
He is also facing a misdemeanor charge of open or gross lewdness. 
http://pvtimes.com/news/local-pastor-facing-sex-related-felonies.html
And
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From the NY Daily News:
A minister who confessed to having sex with church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned from acting as pastor on Thursday.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price issued a preliminary injunction, as sought by deacons and trustees of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Price ruled that the Rev. Juan McFarland, 47, must turn in his church keys and his church Mercedes vehicle and then stay away from the church he led for 24 years....
One of the plaintiffs, Deacon Nathan Williams Jr., said church leaders had no suspicions about McFarland until he delivered sermons in in August and September, during which he confessed to having sex with church members in the church building, but not in the sanctuary; having AIDS but not telling sex partners; and using illegal drugs. Williams and Sanford said McFarland  told the congregation that God directed him to make a public confession.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/aids-positive-alabama-pastor-slept-congregants-banned-church-article-1.1977004
Well, if God told him to confess, why didn't God tell him not to have sex in God's home?

Like Obama, Like Biden Son

President Obama was/is a coke head.
Apparently, so is the son of the Vice President.
From the Chicago Tribune: The son of Vice President Joe Biden was discharged from the U.S. Navy reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said Hunter Biden tested positive for cocaine in a drug test administered in June 2013.
Navy spokesman Commander Ryan Perry confirmed that Biden was discharged from the Navy reserve in February 2014 but said privacy laws prevented him from releasing any details.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-biden-son-hunter-cocaine-20141016-story.html
First, I have to comment the Navy for not bowing from the syndrome of "You know who I am?"
It makes me wonder if he wanted to get kicked out of the Navy.  He knew a drug test was coming yet he still took the snort.
Can you imagine if the was a Republican vice president and his son?
The stories would make huge news.
Since this happened in February, I wonder who leaked this to the press?
Hope Biden junior gets the help he needs.

Stupid Dead Criminal News

From the Arizonian:
Police say a bank robber is dead and his partner is in custody after their attempted robbery of a north Phoenix credit union Wednesday afternoon was thwarted by a bystander.
At about 2:30 p.m., two armed men walked into a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union branch near 46th Street and Cactus Road and demanded money, said Sgt. John Howard, a Phoenix police spokesman.
Howard said the pair parked their vehicle in front of the credit union and left it running while they went inside.
A woman outside of the credit union saw the car and notified employees at an adjacent jewelry store, according to Theresa Sesler, who said she witnessed the incident.
Sesler is the owner of Fix Salon, which is next to the jewelry store.
She said a man walked out of the jewelry store, took the keys out of the ignition of the car and waited for the pair to exit the credit union.
Sesler said she heard about eight gunshots and saw one of the pair knock a woman to the ground before taking her car and peeling out of the parking lot.
Police confirmed that a man intervened during the course of the robbery and that one of the robbers was shot before police arrived.
Sesler said the injured man was left on the ground next to a trash can full of money.
He was later pronounced dead at a hospital, according to Howard.  http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/10/15/phoenix-bank-robbery-two-arrested-one-shot-abrk/17327315/
Seriously, if you are going to commit a robbery, don't leave your keys in the car.

Well, No Kidding

This headline has to rank as one of the stupidest I have ever seen.
From the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune:
Voter turnout will dictate governor's race
http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/10/16/walker-burke-little-common/17317227/
Well, no kidding, how else are elections decided.
Next thing you I suppose they will say is that the key to winning elections is turning out more people.
And this from the article: The race for governor in Wisconsin that pits a Democratic underdog against a rising Republican star will likely depend on voter turnout, political experts say.
Gee, I could be a political expert.
Well, I suppose if you are a Democrat, stealing elections is pretty common.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sadly, Not Surprising

From the LVRJ:  Bullhead City police arrested the mother and stepfather of an 8-year-old girl who was slain six weeks ago on felony drug charges involving meth Wednesday night.
Early Wednesday evening, police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt confirmed officers were at the duplex on the 2400 block of Lakeside Drive. Several hours later, she announced that Tania Ann Grogan, 29, and her husband, Ralph Pat Leroy Folster III, 28, had been arrested. Grogan is the mother of 8-year-old Bella Grogan-Cannella, who went missing and whose body was found last month in a dirt lot.
Narcotics detectives investigated Grogan and Folster in September, police reported, after being told that the pair was dealing meth and heroin. Wednesday evening, SWAT officers went to the home and took Grogan into custody.
Folster refused to leave the house. For two hours he remained inside before going into the building’s attic and getting into the next unit over. Once in that residence, he came outside and was also taken into custody, police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said. Both homes are being searched.
The couple faces charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possessing drugs for sale and selling drugs. Fromelt said those charges all involved methamphetamine. Grogan faces extra charges of repackaging drugs for sale. They will be booked into the Mohave County Jail, Fromelt said.
James Rector, who faces charges involving the kidnapping and death of the young girl, admitted to smoking meth the day she disappeared, Fromelt said. For supplying meth to Rector, Grogan is being investigated for putting her children in an unsafe environment.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/bullhead-police-arrest-parents-slain-girl-drug-charges
Sadly, this has been a long held rumor in Mohave County since the girl died.
It also explains why the family was less than cooperative when dealing with the cops when the girl disappeared.

Yipee!!

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I think I will have a beer.
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