What exactly is SEIU protesting for? They say that an airport contract is breaking the city law on living wages – which, of course, is nonsense, since that would be prosecutable. They also say that the contractor has eliminated “affordable healthcare” for over 400 workers. Which is, again, bull. After all, can’t the SEIU just rely on Obamacare?
Leave it to
to ruin Thanksgiving. They’ve ruined every other day of the year.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, makes clear his support for the idea of state secession in a statement appearing on his House website in which he calls the idea a “deeply American principle.”
His missive comes as numerous states, most notably Texas, have gathered petitions for secession since the re-election of President Barack Obama.
“Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election, or perhaps something deeper?” Paul writes. “While I wouldn’t hold my breath on Texas actually seceding, I believe these petitions raise a lot of worthwhile questions about the nature of our union.”
Self-governance and voluntary association represent the foundation of our nation, he says. Thomas Jefferson supported secession as a last resort.
Works for a nonprofit advocating rights for disabled.
She appears to be screaming and flipping off the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.
Fired or free speech?
Typical union thuggery.
Via LA Times:
One of Los Angeles’ largest public employee unions admitted Tuesday that a staffer sent an email to members asking that they sign “fake names/addresses” on a petition being circulated by former Mayor Richard Riordan to place a pension initiative on the ballot.
City election law requires that the petition carry a certain number of verified voter signatures to qualify.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 made the acknowledgment in a statement criticizing Paul Kim, a work site organizer, for sending the email last week as the union prepared to kick off its campaign opposing Riordan’s measure.
Ambassador Susan Rice, who famously blamed the Benghazi terrorist strike on a YouTube video, has a long history of ineptitude.
It’s not a surprise then that Barack Obama thinks so highly of her.
Samantha Power – Susan Rice – President Obama (Conservative Treehouse)
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
The Obama Administration and their toadies in the media hid the record food stamp numbers from the American public until after the election.
47.1 million Americans were on food stamps last month – an all-time record. This report that usually comes out early in the month was delayed until after the election. (IBD Chart)
A federal judge ruled Christian-owned Hobby Lobby has no rights and the company must pay for abortifacient drugs and birth control.
A federal judge has issued a ruling siding with the Obama administration saying that it has the right to force Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned and run company, to pay for drugs for women that may cause abortions.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
Last week I visited my local lawyer and got my will re-done. It’s been over 6 years and many things have changed. Left the way it was, a catastrophic chain of improbable events would have left my grandkids and daughter-in-law out of it. That needed fixing right away.
The lawyer asked me if I had a living will. I do but it is old and was done back in the 90s. He recommended I update it.
I told him I would try and find it, read it, and give some thought to updating it. But I’ve no clue where it is. Or what lawyer wrote it.
And that’s when I had my revelation: There is NO WAY my living will is going to get updated even if I did find it as I’d rip it up and no one would know the better.
It will be my way to rebel against Obama-Care.
You’re probably thinking, “Vilmar, you have gone off the deep end?”
But bear with me here.
SOURCE: Kickin & Screamin
Is that even possible?
That’s the idea I got from this.
Of course, it also leads to those other scenes from “science fiction” movies where, in the future, no one leaves their homes because it is too dangerous.
I blame liberals.
More info and another video at link.
Virtual reality has long been the vanguard of the gaming industry, but it comes with its limitations. Namely, how to move around in the game, using real body movements, without actually running out of room in your physical playing area. Omni-directional treadmills seem to be the best solution, but they’re ridiculously expensive and too big to fit comfortably in a normal home.
The WizDish is a much smaller locomotion solution that fits in an average-size room and lets you walk all over the virtual playing field without actually moving from one small spot on your floor. It’s about the size of an exercise trampoline, weighs just 14 pounds, and has no moving parts, making it ideal for use in a living area.
Obama’s got the magic touch, everything he touches turns to crap.
A pair of foreign-owned solar companies that benefited from a combined $84 million in Energy Department tax credits have announced they will lay off employees.
Medical supply giant Stryker announced they would lay off 1,170 workers citing the costs associated with Obamacare. By the end of the year, Michigan-based Stryker Corporation should complete its downsizing, which will result in the shuttering of two Western New York operations.
FOX News reported:
Medical supply giant Stryker is the latest company to announce job cuts in anticipation of coming costs associated with ObamaCare, even though the man who inherited a fortune from the company’s founder is a fan.
The company will cut 1,170 jobs, or five percent of its worldwide workforce, despite the fact that the founder’s grandson was one of the largest contributors to President Obama’s re-election campaign. Medical tech scion Jon Stryker, whose net worth is currently estimated at $1.2 billion, contributed $2 million to the Priorities USA Action super PAC and has given $66,000 in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party. Stryker does not run the company.
So you gets what you gets.
I have absolutely no sympathy. 18,500 people are losing their jobs and it’s entirely their own fault. This is a bad economy to be jobless in. You’d think they might have heard.
But they didn’t. And Richard “THUG” Trumka wants you to know it’s because of “Bain-like” policies. Such as owners wishing to make a profit on their companies, and not simply operate them as public charities for the benefit of the unions and the pension operations.
“What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.”
Earlier Friday, Hostess Brands announced that it would be closing, which the company said was precipitated by a workers’ strike.
“These workers, who consistently make great products Americans love and have offered multiple concessions, want their company to succeed,” Trumka said in the statement. “They have bravely taken a stand against the corporate race-to-the-bottom. And now they and their communities are suffering the tragedy of a needless layoff. This is wrong. It has to stop. It’s wrecking America.”
In 2009, Hostess came out of bankruptcy thanks in part to private equity firm Ripplewood Holdings, which made a $130 million investment…
So the company was already in bankruptcy, and a Bain-like private equity firm brought it out of bankruptcy due to a $130 million investment, which the investors, get this, hoped to one day see a profit on.
The union workers disagreed, and told the investors that they should not only never expect a profit, but that they would continue escalating demands so that additional bankruptcies and additional bailouts of millions of dollars would follow.
So, the investors said: See ya. No use throwing good money after bad.
Twelve liberal Democratic women in the House embarrassed themselves today by defending dunce Susan Rice over her bizarre Libya comments.
They said Rice was being attacked because she’s black.
ABC News reported:
A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers’ comments were racist and sexist.
“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation’s top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The two vowed to block any Senate confirmation if she is nominated.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus stoked the controversy over the Obama administration’s handling of the Libya terror attack, testifying Friday that references to “Al Qaeda involvement” were stripped from his agency’s original talking points — while other intelligence officials were unable to say who changed the memo, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they went out to multiple departments, including the State Department, National Security Council, Justice Department and White House.
“To me the question right now is who changed those talking points and why. … I’d say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out,” King told Fox News. “That, to me, has to be pursued.”
Petraeus left Capitol Hill around noon, after testifying in private hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees. In his wake, Republicans and Democrats battled over whether his testimony should raise more suspicions about the administration’s handling of the attack.
(CNSNews.com) – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says the Roman Catholic Church will continue to resist the Obama administration requirement that religiously affiliated hospitals, charities and colleges provide health insurance covering sterilization, contraception and abortifacients.
“The only thing we’re certainly prepared to do is not give in — not violate our consciences and not obey what we consider to be something immoral,” Dolan said at a news conference in Maryland on Tuesday. “That we’re committed on.”
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
Petraeus pushed under the Obama Express?
Via Fox News:
New reporting by the Wall Street Journal suggests that the Benghazi attack may have played a major role in General Petraeus’ resignation as director of the CIA. This report suggests that Petraeus may have been pushed out of the position because he tried to challenge the Obama administration’s timeline of the attack. According to the report, Petraeus wanted to come out and push harder in defense of the CIA and what it did in Benghazi, but was told not to.
Yesterday, Barack Obama thrilled the junk science community and urged action on
global warming climate change.
President Obama on Wednesday vowed new efforts to tackle global warming during his second term but offered no concrete agenda to expand on current administration policies to address what he called a major threat.
He must have missed this headline…
The Antarctic Continues to See Record Growth in Sea Ice
The Wall Street Journal has video:
Global Warming stopped 16 years ago.
The ACLU has filed suit to force Utah schools to provide kindergarten students with a book on lesbianism.
Lifesite News reported:
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to force a Utah school district to keep a lesbian advocacy book on elementary school library shelves.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
During a rare press conference on Wednesday, President Barack Obama defended Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice against intense criticism from Republican lawmakers who are demanding to know why she went on national television and blamed the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack on a YouTube video. The president said Rice had “nothing to do” with Benghazi and she was simply reporting on the information available at the time, therefore lawmakers should just leave her alone and deal with him.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report” later on Wednesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer called Obama’s comments “indignant” and issued a scathing review of his explanation.
“He gives the strangest defense by saying she didn’t have anything to do with Benghazi,” Krauthammer said. “OK, then why the hell are you sending her out there? Why didn’t you send out the Secretary of State or the CIA Director or Panetta or somebody who did know?”
Watch the clip via Fox News below:
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) played the race card on Susan Rice critics:
“They are attacking this young African-American woman…”
According to Clyburn, it’s not that she’s incompetent and dense, it’s that she’s black that Republicans are going after her.
Via Weasel Zippers:
Americans asked for more pain when they reelected Barack Obama…
And Obama’s going to bring it.
Jobess Claims Up: Applications for jobless benefits surged by 78,000 to 439,000 in the week ended Nov. 10, the most since April 2011
Inflation Up: Consumer prices rose slightly last month as higher rents and costlier food offset cheaper gas.
Recession Looms: The euro zone debt crisis dragged the bloc into its second recessionsince 2009 in the third quarter despite modest growth in Germany and France, data showed on Thursday.
A store put out a memo telling its employees that since some of the Muslim workers objected to lunches of other employees containing pork, that no one bring pork on the premises.
I wonder if any of those employees are demanding to know if companies in Muslim countries are passing out memos to their workers demanding they tolerate fellow non-muslim workers bringing in pork sandwiches, bacon, etc.?
Madison – As Gov. Scott Walker contemplates whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare, he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law. […]
But their stance on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could cause the most fireworks in the upcoming session. Walker must decide by Friday whether the state will create a health care exchange under the health care law or leave those duties to President Barack Obama’s administration.
Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that it passes constitutional muster.
“Just because Obama was re-elected does not mean he’s above the constitution,” Kapenga said.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, you called it his one show of passion. I would say it was his usual show of indignation which is his default response whenever he feels defensive or backed into a corner. You know, “How dare you attack my UN ambassador?” And he gives the strangest defense by saying, “She didn’t have anything to do with the Benghazi affair.” Well then why the hell are you sending her out there? Why don’t you send, why didn’t you send out the Secretary of State or the CIA director or Panetta or somebody who did know?
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers