Dem Sen. Richard Blumenthal is behind the bill and it has the support of 35 Senate Democrats who are cosponsoring it..
Senate Democrats will hold a hearing on a bill tomorrow that would wipe out every single pro-life law on abortion.
S.1696 is deceptively titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act” even though it revokes protections for women and their unborn children. Instead, the bill would be far reaching in how it would topple pro-life laws passed in virtually every state in the country.
Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, is one of the only pro-life speakers testifying against the legislation. She tells LifeNews that four months before the mid-term congressional election, Senate Democrats are pushing into the national spotlight “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress.” [...]
“The bill has been heavily promoted by pro-abortion activist groups since its introduction last November, although it has been largely ignored by the mainstream news media. The measure has 35 Senate cosponsors, all Democrats, including nine of the 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The chief sponsor of the bill, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.), has been designated to chair the hearing,” NRLC tells LifeNews.
Just heard the governor of Nebraska… he said the Obama government just dumped over 200 illegal children and some adults in their state… NO ONE knew they were coming… now Obama says he is going to send MOST of these illegals..(not his term) back to their countries but how in the world are they being tracked… and fed… and cared for… The governor wants to know who is paying for all of this… and who is tracking them to make sure they show up for their hearings… if anyone believes they actually will show up… who are you?
Again… the Obama admin is working in the dark… they are sending these children in unmarked buses to various states…
I say ship them to Washington DC… maybe to Nancy and Harry’s houses!!!
Again… the admin that was going to be so transparent is working in the dark … anyone shocked?
by Jim Hoft With The Gateway Pundit on Monday, July 14, 2014
Last week it was reported the Obama Administration will send out pink slips to US soldiers deployed in Afghanistan in the coming weeks.
One military wife, Christina – whose Army captain husband was recently pink-slipped by the Obama administration – spoke out about the struggles ahead for her family.
Click picture to watch VIDEO
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama asked Congress last Tuesday for $3.73 billion in emergency appropriations to address the influx of child migrants crossing the Southwest border and Rio Grande from Central America.
WORDS MATTER: Original Obama Un-narrated Documentary/Review (in his own words….
This video review of Obama highlights some of the most important lies from Obama over the past four years.
Here’s just a few of the big issues covered:
Healthcare Takeover: Cost, Keep your doctor, rob medicare, Single Payer
No Tax increases on the Middle Class Read the rest of this entry »
Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself?
Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown.
A friend sent me this picture, taken last month in London.
Draped Rainbow Flags Hang from American Embassy in London
He explained that there was no American flag in sight. Here’s a previous picture of the embassy, from a wider angle. Notice the flag on the roof. According to my friend, the only flags visible on that day were the rainbow flags.
A word about flags. They represent the country and the people of that country. They are symbols of the nation, particularly important when abroad. For Americans, and especially veterans, the American flag is a source of immense pride. Our flag is an icon of lore, and every school child learns (learned?) the story of Betsy Ross.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
……there is NO WAY OBUMMER IS GOING TO RESPOND!!…….Papa Mike
My guess? She gets no response because Obama only gives photo ops to those who further his agenda…
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
The mother of a fallen Mesa officer is writing President Barack Obama regarding illegal immigrants in the U.S.
Mary Ann Mendoza’s son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza was killed after an illegal immigrant was driving the wrong way on the road and hit Mendoza’s vehicle head on.
Mary Ann Mendoza released the following letter:
“I am writing this letter to you regarding illegal immigrants.
“As a tax paying, law abiding citizen of the United States, I WANT my voice heard on this issue. My son, Sergeant Brandon Mendoza, an officer who was with the City of Mesa, Arizona police department, was killed in a tragic head on collision on May 12, 2014 by a wrong way driver on our freeways. This man happened to be an illegal immigrant, was in this country illegally, convicted of previous crimes, no Social Security number, no valid driver’s license BUT he had purchased a vehicle and registered it to drive in Maricopa County Arizona.
“I had my son’s life STOLEN from me by a man who didn’t value his life, was 3X the legal limit drunk, was high on Meth, drove for over 35 miles THE WRONG WAY on 4 different freeways and had NO BUSINESS BEING IN THIS COUNTRY!!!
“The Federal Government knew he, Raul Silva Corona , was an illegal immigrant when he was convicted on crimes in 1994 in Colorado. The prosecutors were “lenient” on him and several charges were dismissed. When he was convicted of these crimes and 1994 and the government knew he was in the country illegally, why wasn’t he deported? Why are any of these illegal criminals in this country ??
6 year-old girl gets groped by Obama’s TSA agents. Click on picture below to watch the SICK VIDEO!
If a TSA agent “groped” my daughter or granddaughter someone best call 911 and request a ambulance because the TSA person would need medical attention ASAP…..Papa Mike
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, July 11, 2014, 2:44 PM
Life in Obama’s America–
In Obama’s America it’s OK when TSA gropes kids but TSA is allowing illegal aliens on planes without an ID.
Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
“The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
“This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”
Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves.”
PLEASE take 3 minutes to watch this video. Why has this video NOT been shown on EVERY news network, and in EVERY news paper across the world…..If Hillary decides to EVER run for President in 2016 I assure the country, it will be shown…….Papa Mike
PLEASE DON’T LET BENGHAZI DIE
Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has been quietly conducting his investigation of the Benghazi cover up to hold those responsible for the deaths of four Americans during the attack on the embassy accountable. He questioned Admiral Mullen about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in the events of September 11, 2012.
Mr. Gowdy read from a 1998 Accountability Review Board (ARB): “The Secretary of State should personally review the security of embassies and other official premises, closing those which are highly vulnerable and threatened.” Mr. Gowdy asked Admiral Mullen, “Did [Secretary of State Clinton] personally review the security at Benghazi?” The Admiral answered, “All the evidence that we saw indicated ‘no’, but I don’t know the answer to that.”
Gowdy read a quote to the Admiral, asking him if he knew who wrote it: “The independent Accountability Review Board is already hard at work looking at everything, not cherry-picking one story here or one document there, but looking at everything.”
Mr. Gowdy informed the Admiral that Hillary Clinton was the author. He asked the Admiral again: “How could you look at everything when you don’t even bother to interview the person who is ultimately responsible for what happens at the State Department?” The Admiral insisted that they found no evidence that Secretary of State Clinton was involved in the decision-making and there was no reason to question her.
Read more and WATCH TREY GOWDY VIDEO HERE
by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Thursday, July 10
Obama loves the troops.
The Obama Administration will send out pink slips to US soldiers deployed in Afghanistan in the coming weeks.
In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed.
Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army.
The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget cuts are projected to shrink the Army from its current 520,000 troops to 440,000, the smallest size since before World War II.
What is astonishing is that the Defense Department thought it would be appropriate to notify deployed soldiers — men and women risking their lives daily in combat zones — that they’ll be laid off after their current deployment.
A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain “under oath” how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency 30 days to file a declaration by an “appropriate official” to address the computer issues with ex-official Lois Lerner.
The decision came Thursday as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which along with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has questioned how the IRS lost the emails and, in some cases, had no apparent way to retrieve them.
The IRS first acknowledged it lost the emails in a letter to senators last month.
“In our view, there has been a cover-up that has been going on,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “The Department of Justice, the IRS, had an obligation, an absolute obligation … to alert the court and alert Judicial Watch as soon as they knew when these records were supposedly lost.”
The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.
During the court hearing, Sullivan indicated he wanted the portion of the declaration on the computer issues to be wide-ranging, saying “that’s about as broad as I can make it.”
It also emerged at the status hearing that a Treasury Department inspector general probe into the matter is underway.
The lawyer representing the IRS, Geoffrey Klimas, argued that any further discovery in this case might impede the IG’s investigation.
Sullivan seemed leery of that argument and also asked that the IRS official speak to that subject in the explanation the agency submits.
Further, Sullivan ordered that the IRS official explain how Lerner’s files may be recovered through “other sources.”
Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Peter Doocy and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
A new study finds that an increase in concealed carry permits has accompanied a decrease in murder. (AP)
A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.
The study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 11.1 million Americans now have permits to carry concealed weapons, up from 4.5 million in 2007. The 146 percent increase has come even as both murder and violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.
“When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals,” said the center’s president, John R. Lott, a Fox News contributor. “Some criminals stop committing crimes, others move on to crimes in which they don’t come into contact with victims and others actually move to areas where they have less fear of being confronted by armed victims.”
“When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals.”
- John R. Lott, Crime Prevention Research Center
BY BIG DOG ON JUL 8, 2014
We have seen this play out before. The Hamas terrorists launch rockets into Israel and eventually Israel responds with overwhelming force. The world gets upset with Israel for a disproportionate response.
It is starting again. Three Israeli teens were abducted and murdered by Hamas and tensions ran high. Hamas increases the number of rockets it launches into Israel by hundreds a day. Israel responds and is waging war in Gaza.
Israel has been running missions along Gaza and has called up 40,000 troops for a possible ground invasion. Rockets have been shot down in Tel Aviv and one was directed at jerusalem. There appears to be no quick end to this as Israel appears determined to inflict a lot of pain and suffering, as it should.
Hamas is a terrorist organization that has been harassing Israel for a long time. There are talks of peace deals but Hamas does not want peace so it launches rockets in an effort to harass and kill Jews. Israel has responded and so far the UN and other bodies have not said much but it will not be long before the collective starts condemning Israel for a disproportionate response and the death of Palestinians. The Palestinians will drag frozen dead kids out of cold storage and show them off while wailing and decrying the attacks.
The UN will continue to condemn Israel and say they need to cease their attacks. Israel will be made the bad guy while not a word is spoken about the terrorists and their rocket attacks.
In the past Israel inflicted damage and stopped but it looks like this time might be different. Israel called up troops and is waging an aggressive campaign. I think that country has finally had enough.
If you haven’t been paying attention, then you’re really reading the wrong site.
The “Crisis” on the border with the illegal “Children” being sent across the border is a manufactured crisis. Barack Obama and his wonderful administration has again used “Children” in his push to legalize those who are ILLEGAL. And if you’re against it, you hate children.
Nancy Pelosi is headed to the border to greet the new democrat voters of the future.
But there’s a much bigger picture, let me lay it out for you.
1st, there’s the immediate bump the Democrats desperately need in November. And I fully expect the RINO’s in congress to allow it.
2nd, there’s the appearance of what was done and how it breaks down among the population. Did the republicans help so deserve some consideration? was it all the democrats?
3rd. In the future, what happens when these kids grow up, in the ghetto’s of MS13, 18th street, Norteno’s Mexican Mafia and those are just the CA home gangs. The recruiting is going to be awesome huh?
4th. Education, infrastructure overload etc all will require more money so enter the tax and spend democrats
5th. The message this sends to the MILLIONS waiting for applications, letters, interviews to get into this nation LEGALLY.
SOURCE: American And Proud
by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke out tonight on Barack Obama refusal to secure the border or even to visit the border. The Texas conservative had this to say about the Commander in Chief.
“The cynicism of President Obama seems to know no bounds. He’s in Texas tonight. He’s going to two major fundraisers… Apparently he doesn’t have time to go and see the border. He doesn’t have time to see the children who are suffering because of his failed policies. Earlier he was playing pool. Apparently playing a game of pool is a higher priority to this president than it would be to go and see the humanitarian crisis he’s created.”
Via The Kelly File:
As of this week, Google Maps is making it easier to find out exactly how far apart any two (or more) points are on a map. To see the distance between points, right-click on your starting point. Then click ‘Measure distance.’ Click anywhere on the map to create a path you want to measure. Click to add additional measuring points.
Look on the map and under the search box for the total distance. When done, click the ‘X’ in the card under the search box or right-click on the map and select ‘Clear measurement.’
SOURCE: The Presurfer
The world’s most extreme toilet is located in Siberia, 8,500 feet above sea level. It’s not just the height that makes it scary; the toilet is perched rather precariously on the edge of a cliff.
It’s meant to serve just five people – employees at the remote weather station at Kara-Tyurek. Kara-Tyurek, which means ‘Black Heart’ in the local language, lies in the Russian Altai Mountains. Its weather station has been operational since 1939, and the five people working there have just the one toilet to use.
Megan Kelly takes the NOW ‘Bitch’ to the “Wood Shed” for calling The Little Sisters Of The Poor DIRTY!…..Papa Mike
Posted by Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit on Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The National Organization of Women (NOW) has compiled a list of what they’re calling the “Dirty 100″ — organizations who have filed suit against the HHS Contraception Mandate.
One of the “Dirty 100″ organizations that NOW claims is simply “using religion” to discriminate against women, is, in fact, a group of Catholic religious sisters called the Little Sisters of the Poor.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious group for women who have dedicated their lives to the service of the elderly, is concerned that after more than a century of service the Obama Administration will force them out of the United States. The order was previously banned in China and Myanmar. The Obama Admininistration may force them out of the United States.
The religious order claims the so-called contraception mandate in ObamaCare will make it impossible for them to continue their work in the United States.
Tonight former NOW President Patricia Ireland said the Little Sisters of the Poor are “dirty” but “bless their hearts.”
Via The Kelly File:
Illegal Immigrant Children Have Scabies and Lice Running Down Their Faces
Todd Starnes told Sean Hannity on FOX News tonight that the illegal immigrant children held at Lackland Air Force base in Oklahoma are bringing diseases into America. The children have tuberculosis, scabies and lice so bad you can see them running down their faces.
“It’s one giant emergency room. They tell me tuberculosis has become a very dangerous issue there. Nurses say the number of children representing symptoms of tuberculosis is ‘simply staggering.’ Spitting up blood, chest pains, constant coughing. There are at least three confirmed cases for the illegals in Austin, Texas… The federal government is covering up the threat of the health crisis. They say the kids have scabies. They also say they have chicken pox. And lice so severe they can be seen crawling down the faces of the children.“
Thank you, Barack Obama.
How can you not love Israel?
EREZ CROSSING, Israel – Israel has already begun calling up thousands of reservists as it prepares for a long-ranging military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to military officials who briefed BuzzFeed.
Earlier Tuesday, Israel’s security cabinet approved the use of 40,000 reservists, telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that thousands more would be sent if Israel expanded its offensive into Gaza in the weeks to come.
“At the moment we have begun the calling up of reservists, and the deployment of active soldiers to the Gaza border area. We are preparing for every eventuality,” said the officer, who spoke to reporters in a background briefing. He said that “wide-ranging and intense” air strikes would hit Gaza Tuesday night, in response to upwards of 60 rockets that were fired from Gaza into southern and central Israel.
“We will do more than mow the law in Gaza. We will scorch it,” he said.
THIS ‘GREEN THING’ FROM ONE OL’ FOGIE
Making the rounds one more time~~~~But worth It~~!!~~!!
Checking out at the store, I overheard a young female cashier suggesting to a much older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.
· The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.”
· The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.”
· She was right — the old woman’s generation
didn’t have the ‘green thing’ back in her day.
· Back then, they returned milk bottles, soda bottles, and beer bottles to the store. The store then sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized, and refilled, so the same bottles could be used over and over again. So they really were recycled.
But they didn’t have the “green thing” back in their day.
· Grocery stores bagged their groceries in brown paper bags, that they reused for numerous things, most memorably, besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for their schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for their use by the school) was not defaced by their scribbling. Then they were able to personalize their books on the brown bag book covers –
But they didn’t do the “green thing” back then.
· They walked up stairs because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and every office building. They walked to the nearby grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to travel two or three blocks. But she was right.
They didn’t have the “green thing” in their day.
· Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throwaway kind. Their mother dried clothes on a line strung in the backyard — not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts of energy — wind and solar power really did dry their clothes back in their childhood days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing from the store.
· But that young lady is right;
they didn’t have the “green thing” back in their day.
· Back then they had one TV, or one radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And, if they were lucky enough to have a TV, it had a small screen about the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the province of Quebec. Oh Yes: the TV picture was in black and white, too!
· In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for them. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by going out to work, so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operated on electricity.
· But she’s right; they didn’t have the “green thing” back then.
· They drank from a water fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a paper cup or a plastic throwaway bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But they didn’t have the “green thing” back then.
The city council of Berkeley has approved an ordinance stating that the three marijuana dispensaries in the city will probably have to offer pot to low-income members and homeless people at no charge.
How neat is that? Poor people can now get good weed as well. After all I’m sure it’s a right. It’s prolly right there in the Constitution right next to the right to get an abortion.
The East Bay Express first revealed that the ordinance requires the dispensaries to donate 2% of the marijuana they sell every year to people in the low-income bracket. The ordinance commands that the pot be at least as good as what is normally dispensed, not a cheap rip-off, writing that the “medical cannabis provided under this section shall be the same quality on average” as marijuana “dispensed to other members.”
It’s only “fair”. This is just another way to address the “income inequality” Obungler keeps ranting about as he waves goodbye to Moochelle, his daughters, and Moochelle’s freeloading mother as they take off for another lavish vacation that most Americans can’t afford.
Sean Luce with the Berkeley Patients Group defended the ordinance, saying, “It’s sort of a cruel thing that when you are really ill and you do have a serious illness…it can be hard to work, it can be hard to maintain a job and when that happens, your finances suffer and then you can’t buy the medicine you need.”
Off course the reason many of these people are out of work was because they were too stoned to make it to their jobs.
Eligibility is based on the recipient having an exemption from local taxes and fees, amounting to making less than $32,000 a year for one person and $46,000 a year for a family of four.
Neither of which will happen with Obummer in the White House.
In the latest sign of the growing homegrown anger over tens of thousands of immigrants streaming across southern border, a new poll reveals that a majority of Americans want the illegal children sent home and 53 percent believe U.S. taxpayers should be compensated by Central American countries responsible for the flood.
Rasmussen Reports found that 52 percent of Americans want the children returned “as quick as possible” to their Central American homes. Another 38 percent said that they should be processed to determine if they can stay.
And 53 percent want Mexico and the countries the illegals are coming from, mainly Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, to pay the United States for “the cost of handling this situation.”
The new poll conducted July 6 found that the crisis is being followed somewhat closely to very closely by 75 percent of the country and that they blame the president for the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.
The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.
The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.
The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656.
The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month (like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails targeting conservative and pro Israeli groups) is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096. (that’s over 78 Billion) In other words, the odds are greater that you will win the Florida Lottery 342 times than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month.
And, the odds of a Democrat telling the truth are even higher.
WSJ Calls Obama a Dummy!
A “deadly” article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America …
Article from the Wall Street Journal – by Alan Caruba:
“I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.
In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c’” was the real author.
His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.
Anyone recall Laura Bush vowing to fight Democrats?
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet.
She’s fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she’s ready “to fight until the bitter end.”
Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and argued her case on Twitter.
“Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?” she wrote in The New York Times. “You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that this doesn’t make much sense. Yet we’re seeing the same thing happening again with these new efforts to lower nutrition standards in our schools.”
Mrs. Obama lobbied largely behind the scenes four years ago for the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires more fruit, vegetables and whole grains in school meals, along with less sodium, sugar and fat. It was a major achievement, the first update to school lunch rules in decades designed to make school meals more nutritious.
In the nearly 20 months since Mitt Romney lost the election to President Barack Obama, many of the former Massachusetts governor’s predictions have played out on the world stage.
For instance, Romney called Russia the nation’s “number one geopolitical foe”; he pledged strong support for Israel amid tense relations with Iran and other neighbors; declared that corporations are “people” — and said that illegal immigration remained a continued threat to the American economy.
Vote Now: Do You Think Romney Should Run Again?
As many realities have developed in the U.S. and abroad, Romney’s popularity has increased in national polls — and it is believed that he is considering a White House run in 2016.
“Mitt Romney, in retrospect, was not omniscient,” Bradley Blakeman, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, told Newsmax. “He saw what was there to be seen. He saw the world as it was — not the way he wished it would be.
“Obama believed that he could change the world with just his presence on the world stage and with his words. His hope was naïve and impossible,” Blakeman added. “He was running for president, not messiah.
“He never has been able to match his words with deeds. And, today, if it were not for bad news — Obama doesn’t make news.”
U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case.
Several soldiers who immediately came forward after Bergdahl was released on May 31, in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, have accused the 28-year-old Idaho native of deserting. But even though the Army is probing that very charge, investigators have not reached out to at least two former Army sergeants — including the platoon’s leader — who served alongside Bergdahl on June 30, 2009, when he disappeared from his post in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province.
“There’s only a handful of us who were actually there and we haven’t been contacted yet,” former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow told FoxNews.com. “I don’t really know how in-depth they’re trying to get here. I thought we’d be some of the people they’d call. I think they have their mind made up already on what they want people to know.”
I think this number is low, since Africa cost by some counts 100 million. Maybe this only counts the purely vacation, not the alleged trips for business that were really for vacation…
Via Daily Caller:
The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history.
As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending.
Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer.
As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27 trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips.
In 2010, Obama flew aboard Air Force One 172 times, nearly every other day. Just the cost of flying aboard Air Force One to Obama’s hometown of Chicago reportedly hovers around $180,000 per hour.