The wrangling of politicians, crooks and criminals (sometimes they’re one and the same) as they sneak legislation and policies in the ‘rear window’ as opposed to coming in through the front door. Who knows – sometimes there may be a column about the sexual habits of our least favorite “people” – and their odd proclivity for… Well – you figure it out.
Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
An announcement is expected this week, and the services would have six months to assess the impact of the change and work out the details, the officials said Monday.
Military chiefs wanted time to methodically work through the legal, medical and administrative issues and develop training to ease any transition, and senior leaders believed six months would be sufficient. Continue reading →
Franklin Graham, the president of Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said that the Supreme Court did not define marriage and therefore cannot re-define it, according to a Twitter post.
“God gave us marriage. Period. And God doesn’t change his mind,” Graham told Fox Nation. “If pastors are going to be forced to provide marriage services for gay couples, I’m not going to do it,” Graham declared. Continue reading →
From the video posting “Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It’s Time to Label GMOs! We regret to inform you that President Barack Obama has signed H.R. 933, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act, into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution. Continue reading →
“The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.” ~ Henry A. Wallace
“Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to be paid for. Don’t imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet régime, or any other régime, and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore.” ~ George Orwell
I was convinced there was a NASTY, MEAN, element in the Sodomites way back in the mid 50’s in Seattle. I’ve related this story in the past but will tell it again so that folks don’t gloss over this FACT.
I was working for an attorney in Seattle and had a couple folks that I ate lunch and had coffee with on a daily basis at the old Westerner restaurant on 5th & Pike. There was a bunch of young guys that would be in the downstairs coffee bar in the mornings. One of them was really handsome and I tried my best to attract his attention to no avail. (I was still ignorant of Sodomites in real life at that time). The brother of a girl I went to high school with got a job at the old Freidlanders Jewelry store on 5th & Pike and had an apt in town. He had a ‘room mate” who dated my girlfriend. Little was I aware at that time that both the brother and the roommate were also involved with the Sodomites in town. Continue reading →
82 percent of military retirees still face thousands in lost retirement pay
The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill introduced Monday evening leaves the vast majority of pension cuts to military retirees intact, only exempting disabled veterans from the controversial provision included in last month’s budget deal.
The spending bill amends a section of the bipartisan budget agreement that hit the military with reduced retirement pay, while also leaving generous benefits for civilian federal retirees untouched.
The new spending bill, negotiated by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R., Ky.) and Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), would only restore retirement benefits for 17.5 percent of military retirees. Continue reading →
This past week the most prominent teachers’ unions made it painfully obvious, they are on the side of the sex offender, rapist, and murderer who has been convicted.
They are not now (and pretty much never have been) on the side of your child.
They claim to represent the interests of teachers. Yet I am hard pressed to find an average teacher who feels like the unions have done pretty much anything for them. The average teacher just feels the pinch when the union bosses take the dues from their paychecks and threaten any who dare to “get out of line.”
Yet nary a teacher that could be found this week could take any pride from the unions’ latest actions. Continue reading →
Health insurance companies are sending notices of cancellation to hundreds of thousands of people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more expensive policies.
Obama sez, “Welcome to …
Insurers say the cancellations are necessary because the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are canceling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.
By all accounts, new policies to replace the canceled ones offer consumers better coverage, in some cases for comparable cost – especially after the inclusion of federal subsidies for those who qualify. They cover 10 “essential” benefits the law now requires, including prescription drugs, mental health treatment and maternity care, and they generally have lower thresholds for what consumers will have to spend before the plan picks up the full cost of treatment. Continue reading →
Have you received an American Community Survey in the mail?
If its delivery has come your way and you’re confused (like some of those who have emailed us) here’s what we found out about it when we went digging.
The New York Daily News calls the ACS “a treasure trove used by governments, retailers and planners” that’s “packed with numbers on everything from the jobs we have to the transportation we take to work.” Its 2012 numbers have been released and news outlets across the United States are reporting on its findings, typically in regard to local economies. Continue reading →
“It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” This thought, articulated by Thomas Jefferson 200 years ago, aligns well with sentiments espoused today. “I don’t care what adults do in their private lives,” says the libertarian. “But listen, buddy,” adds the don’t-tread-on-me conservative, “just don’t shove it in my face.” But does this characteristic attitude of American modernity damn us to spawn a very un-American posterity? Does a misguided tolerance ensure an intolerable future?
Continual tolerance of a thing generally leads to its acceptance. For instance, while we may find ice-age temperatures unpleasant, a civilization experiencing them long enough becomes like the Eskimos in the Arctic and accepts its eternal winter as the new normal. But what of the abnormal? Should it be tolerated? Continue reading →
“If my daughters were lesbians, I would like to think they would be like this!” – B. Soetoro
We have seen how the left tries to define alleged hate crimes and in particular they want to point to the free speech of Christians who decry a deviant lifestyle that is associated with homosexuality. But what happens when two lesbians kill another lesbian? Is that considered a hate crime by the left? In fact, would it even garner national attention?
Well such has occurred in Meadville, PN. Jade N. Olmstead, 18 and her new lover Ashley M. Barber brutally beat and strangled Olmsteads former girlfriend, Brandy M. Stevens, 20, and then buried her alive. This is more than just a killing. It was torture. Continue reading →
In the wake of my last commentary on the horrendous Supreme Court decision upholding Obama’s health care plan, several people have pointed out that I erred in saying that the income tax is a “direct tax.” While it is technically correct that the Court ultimately declared it to be an excise, not a direct tax, it is important to understand how it arrived at that opinion and why the decision has no practical relevance to the way the tax has been enforced. Just as it appears to have done with Obamacare, the Court came up with a technically constitutional pathway to allow the government to collect a tax in a blatantly unconstitutional manner.
In the 1895 Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan and Trust case, the Supreme Court declared the original Income Tax of 1894 unconstitutional because it imposed a direct tax on individuals that was not apportioned to the states according to the taxing provisions of the Constitution. For example it said that a tax on rental income is the same as a direct tax on the property that produced the income. In other words, a tax on income was tantamount to a tax on its source. Continue reading →
Like Nothing Before – In the Watergate scandal, no one died, at least that we know of. Richard Nixon tried systematically to subvert institutions. Yet most of his unconstitutional efforts were domestic in nature and an adversarial press soon went to war against his abuses and won, as Congress held impeachment hearings.
As far as national security went, Nixons crimes were in part culpable for destroying the political consensus that he had won in 1972, at a critical time when the Vietnam War to save the south was all but over, and had been acknowledged as such at the Paris Peace Talks. But Watergate and the destruction of Nixons foreign policy spurred congressional cutbacks of aid to South Vietnam and eroded all support for the administrations promised efforts to ensure that North Vietnam kept to its treaty obligations. Continue reading →
One can liken the days leading up to the pending collapse of this nation to an appointment with an endodontic for a root canal procedure, the time unto the appointment seemingly lapses with unnerving quickness while the horrific hour and a half in the chair grinds by for an ostensible eternity. Thus it is in regard to the final days of this nation that slip swiftly by in a run up to the pure hell that awaits; an ultimate frantic, terrifying, gut wrenching fall of a once proud republic.
And I will dash them one against each other, the fathers and the sons, says the Lord. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them. – Jeremiah 13:14
In the jagged ignorant minds of a lost people those terminal days will grind by in interminable agony. It will be a hell of a secular humanist making and a just retribution for the evolutionists, atheists, agnostics, sodomites, socialists, communists, and progressives who thumbed their noses at Almighty God and held His name in derision. Continue reading →
Barack Obama is in favor of gay marriage. Hes in favor of it in the same way he supports closing Gitmo: Its a nice thing to be in favor of, hes just not going to do anything about it.
And thats fine, really, in the case of gay marriage. His opinion of what to do about it (nearly) matches my own. Gay marriage is a totally new thing whose time may be coming, but let the states let the people come to grips with it at their own rates. Thirty years from now everyone, even folks in North Carolina, will wonder what all the fuss was about. And thats as it should be.
However, this is not a case a progressive Democrat may reasonably make. Progressives believe the crushing power of the state is theirs to wield to get their way on everything from what health insurance people must buy, to which light bulbs they may not. And now were supposed to buy, except for letting the gays marry? Hell, if the progs thought they could get away with it and give them four more years on Pennsylvania Avenue and they will theyd mandate that the Catholic Church perform the ceremonies. And in drag. Continue reading →
It was last year (2010), verified August 2011 but note that is still “his” staff and remember in November that we were told there was going to be no Cost of Living Adjustment for seniors for two years…while he wants to raise our taxes too. Come on people, we’re working our azzez off while they get more money, that government don’t seem to give a s*** about the voters.
HMMM…UP TO 86% RAISES IN SALARY FOR OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE STAFF MEMBERS!!
NO WONDER WE CAN’T HAVE A COST OF LIVING INCREASE & HE WANTS TO NOW RAISE OUR TAXES!!
SOUNDS LIKE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS REALLY LOOKING OUT FOR THE TAXPAYERS DOESN’T IT? NOT!!
News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it!
INDIANAPOLIS – Inside his central Indiana office, a longtime tax consultant sits at his desk, shaking his head in disbelief.
“There is not a doubt in my mind there’s huge fraud taking place here,” he said, slowly flipping through the pages of a tax return.
The tax preparer does not want you to know his name for fear of reprisal, but he does want you to know about a nationwide problem with a huge price tag.
He came to 13 Investigates to blow the whistle.
“We’re talking about a multi-billion dollar fraud scheme here that’s taking place and no one is talking about it,” he said.
The scheme involves illegal immigrants – illegal immigrants who are filing tax returns. Continue reading →