Report: Obama asks Netanyahu for ‘breather’ – The Hill
President Obama requested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take a “breather” from his harsh criticism of the U.S. strategy regarding Iran during a call betwee the two leaders, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The request came as the administration girds up for a push in the next six months to reach a final settlement on Iran’s nuclear program. The president reportedly urged Netanyahu to tone down his rhetoric for the sake of diplomacy and urged him to dispatch officials to Washington who could help negotiate a resolution agreeable to both countries.
I really don’t understand why he cares. He’s an anti-Semite like most of the Left and besides, American Jews will continue to sell their own people out at the ballot box no matter what Obama does to Israel.
President Obama is the nominal leader for permanent bureaucracy. – National Review
I won’t print a snippet of the article here because the entire thing is so well written and poignant. If there’s one article you read this week, make it this one.
Roseanne calls out ‘fake US leftys’ over filibuster hypocrisy – Twitchty
if bush had gotten rid of the filibuster all the fake US leftys would be shitting w rage. #DictatorObama
The House of Representatives is an engine. The Senate is the brake. Now that’s gone.
But how many people on the Left have any understanding of civics and the constitution? And the tiny minority that does have some understanding of the constitution simply views it as an impediment for “their guy” to give them what they want. Case in point:
SF Protesters to Obama: Please Be a Dictator! – PJ Media
Inside the event, the exact same thing happened — on stage! One of the human props standing behind the president during his speech suddenly started shouting at Obama to change immigration laws by imperial decree. Obama turned around and allowed the heckler to speak his mind, and then even let him remain on stage as Obama patiently explained that, as frustrating as it might be to activists, the president can’t simply wave a magic wand and make laws disappear. Needless to say, Obama was roundly praised for hearing the guy out, and for allowing him to stay, and then giving him a wise answer.
As this blog has stated many times in the past, every Leftist is simply a person in search of a dictator.
Sen. Thune: Obama Gives Unions Obamacare Exemption – Breitbart
On page 70 of regulations the administration published on Monday, Thune’s office noted that a rule would exempt Taft-Hartley union healthcare plans from from the Obamacare reinsurance tax. Thune’s office noted in the release, provided to Breitbart News, that the exemption would most likely end up forcing others who still need to pay the tax to pay more. That includes companies, charities, and faith-based organizations.
“By publishing this proposed rule, the Obama administration moves closer to ensuring that its political allies will receive special treatment under the law,” Thune said upon the discovery. “Despite endorsing ObamaCare and working fervently to get it passed, unions are now experiencing the ugly reality of this law, and they want out. This exemption is crony capitalism at its worst. I will continue to push for passage of my Union Tax Fairness Act, which would ensure that unions are not treated as if they are above the law.”
Another example of the Rule of Law being dead in this country. If you’re in a Union and take advantage of this, you ought to be fucking ashamed of yourself.
I’ll go back to my rant from a few weeks back. If you take advantage of this, you’re nothing more than a thief. Voting for someone who will steal from people like me and the readers here (that actually work a real 40 hour week.. or more) and give it to you.
Why opposition to gun control has increased over the last half-century – Washington Examiner
Caplan seems puzzled by this substantial change in opinion. I think it’s explainable by two developments.
(1) Violent crime roughly tripled between 1965 and 1975. As Caplan’s graph of Gallup’s results shows, majorities came to oppose handgun bans during this period. Americans saw more need to protect themselves.
(2) The success of laws permitting citizens to carry concealed weapons, starting with the Florida law in 1987 (thanks, Gov. Bob Martinez). Many, including me (emphasis mine), predicted that this would lead to gunfights on the street and over traffic altercations. Those predictions have proved wrong. It turns out that ordinary citizens who can demonstrate that they know how to handle guns do so responsibly — just as they handle cars (potential weapons, after all) responsibly as well. The very few exceptions make news.
Dem. Operative Involved in 2004 Tire Slashing Shows Up in Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s Cabinet – RW
According to a Court TV article from 2004, Levar Stoney initially lied and then came clean to authorities about the tire slashing.
This would disqualify most people from getting a job but if you’re a Democrat, it’s a proud bullet point on your resume under “Political Experience”.
30 Infuriating Images That Will Trigger Your OCD
I don’t suffer from OCD except for a weird desire to double check the locks at night. I think that’s mostly a hold over from the near constant alien abductions I’ve suffered through.
Regardless, the fact that I don’t suffer from OCD allows me to enjoy the hell out of tripping off other’s OCD.
Is Obamacare The Final Nail In The Coffin Of The Middle Class? – Zero Hedge
If there were any shreds of hope left that the stunning decline of the middle class could be turned around, Obamacare has absolutely destroyed them. Over the past decade or so, the middle class in the United States has been absolutely eviscerated. The number of working age Americans without a job has increased by 27 million since the year 2000, median household income in the U.S. has fallen for five years in a row, and the poverty numbers in this country are spiraling out of control. And now here comes Obamacare. As you will see below, Obamacare is causing millions of Americans to lose their current health insurance policies, it is causing health insurance premiums to explode to absolutely ridiculous levels, and it is systematically killing jobs even though the employer mandate has been delayed for a while.
All of this is creating a tremendous amount of stress for millions of middle class families that are already stretched extremely thin financially. According to CNN, a survey that was conducted earlier this year found that 76 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Most of those families simply cannot afford to pay much higher health insurance premiums for new policies that also come with much larger deductibles and significantly increased out-of-pocket costs. Millions of those families will ultimately end up choosing to do without health insurance altogether, and that will create a whole host of new problems. This is a disaster that is so enormous that it is really hard to put into words. If the U.S. health care system was a separate country, it would be the 6th largest economy on the entire globe all by itself. And now Obamacare is going to bring the entire U.S. health care system to its knees.
Obamacare: Since October 1st, The Number Of Americans With Health Insurance Has Fallen By Nearly 4 Million
The Democrat’s Naked Power Grab – Washington Post
Dana Milbank, no friend to the Republicans over the years, does a fairly good job of highlighting the enormous problem that the Democrats just created. Yes, another one. This one (as per the norm) is un-constitutional.
The Senate works differently from the House. The House is essentially a straight Democracy whereas the Senate is (was) a microcosm of a Republic in some ways. The majority typically has to win some votes from the minority in order to pass a bill or confirm a nominee. Now, it’s simply majority rules.
There are very specific reasons that this country was founded as a Republic and not a Democracy. Similarly so for the Senate. The primary reason is that Democracies are simply a euphemism for “mob rule”.
There’s an old saying that goes something like “A Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.”
Now think about that from the big picture. We have a sizeable percentage of citizens in this country that are more than content to simply vote for people who will steal from others and give to them. That same segment is more than happy to make laws that force the rest of the country to toe the line on what behavior they believe to be acceptable. Imagine if the flimsy pretense of a Republic that’s left suddenly disappears.
Now you know why you never hear a Democrat call this country a Republic.
Senate Dems curb filibuster, risk future problems – AP
And the nuclear option is implemented. This will come back to haunt Democrats. A number of senior Democrats in the Senate warned the rest of their party against this. But the young pups can’t ever imagine not having the majority. Hell, maybe they’re right to think that way given their success at stealing elections. But most likely at some point, the pendulum will swing the opposite direction. A cornerstone of the Senate that has stood for over 250 years has just been removed out of nothing more than the abject panic of losing power.