Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The margin of fraud.

Answers your questions about why the Democrats are unconcerned with voter fraud.

That’s a truly impressive showing, and proof of how very unusual George W. Bush’s victory in Florida in 2000 was. For whatever reason, when statewide races are decided by less than 1 point, Democrats win almost three-quarters of the time. When the margin opens to 1-2 points, that advantage dissipates, and the Democrats win only half the races:



Because violence against conservative women is funny...

...and doesn't count.

CNN anchor, liberals give grins and thumbs up to violence against the 'Right' women
The Last of the Classic Leftists.

When leftists cared about Free Speech.
Nat Hentoff is a leftist I respect because he has always been principled about the First Amendment.(He is also pro-life, I believe.) The statement that he makes that "free speech is for people we hate" is such a throwback to the leftism of a prior generation.

And at 88, he thinks that Obama is "the most dictatorial president ever."


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Now is the time we make our surprised faces...

...because it never was about election year race-baiting by Democrats and their media acolytes.

Evidence supports officer's account of shooting in Ferguson.


Media Shell Game

What if the media tried to find Americans unhappy with rising health care premiums with the same interest as they are looking for "LGBTQ Catholics."

By the way, "Q"?????  The euphemisms change daily.


Liberal Totalitarianism

California orders churches to provide abortion coverage.

//Several other California churches have received similar notices from their insurers, and others will follow. While California (like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS) exempts churches from its contraceptive mandate, there is no exception to this bureaucratic abortion mandate. This leaves California churches in the illogical and impossible position of being free to exclude contraceptives from their health plan for reasons of religious conscience but required to provide their employees with abortion coverage.

This California mandate is in blatant violation of federal law that specifically prohibits California from discriminating against health care plans on the basis that they do not cover abortion. Alliance Defending Freedom and Life Legal Defense Foundation have filed administrative complaints with the HHS Office of Civil Rights (which oversees this federal law) on behalf of individual employees and seven California churches forced into abortion coverage in violation of their conscience.

What will be the administration and the Left’s response to this unprecedented attack on religious liberty? If they couldn’t stand with Hobby Lobby because it was a for-profit business, not a church, and because they thought its conscience concern was misplaced on the abortifacient nature of Plan B, will they now demand religious liberty for churches forced to cover elective abortion? If not now for religious liberty, when?

Do the administration and the left-wing commentariat continue to see any life in the First Amendment’s religious liberty protections at all? The Left’s response to California’s abortion mandate will reveal whether their claims of respect for religious liberty in the Hobby Lobby case were serious or mere fig leafs for an even more dismal view of religious liberty than they have let on.//



Monday, October 20, 2014

Surprising for all the talk of "sisterhood" but not very surprising also.

Women prefer male bosses.

A growing pile of evidence suggests that women mistrust, and can undermine, one another at work. In a 2010 survey of 142 legal secretaries, not one preferred to work for a woman partner (about 47 percent had no preference). An HBR blog post points out that men still dominate the legal industry, and “if you’re aiming to hitch your wagon to a shooting star, men are a better bet.”

A 2011 survey found that 95 percent of working women felt they were undercut by another woman at least once during their professional life. In a 2008 study, women working for female supervisors experienced more stress than those who had male supervisors, reported the Wall Street Journal.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Well, it was a package deal when we elected the least qualified president in American history.

The NY Times begins to suspect that maybe Obama isn't the greatest thing ever.

Ebola is his presidency in a petri dish. It’s an example already of his tendency to talk too loosely at the outset of things, so that his words come back to haunt him. There was the doctor you could keep under his health plan until, well, you couldn’t. There was the red line for Syria that he didn’t have to draw and later erased.

With Ebola, he said almost two weeks ago that “we’re doing everything that we can” with an “all-hands-on-deck approach.” But on Wednesday and Thursday he announced that there were additional hands to be put on deck and that we could and would do more. The shift fit his pattern: not getting worked up in the early stages, rallying in the later ones.

It’s more understandable in this case than in others, because when it comes to statements about public health, the line between adequately expressed concern and a license for hysteria is thin and not easily determined. Still, he has to make Americans feel that he understands their alarm, no matter how irrational he deems it, and that they’re being leveled with, not talked down to, not handled. And he has a ways to go.

“If you were his parent, you’d want to shake him,” said one Democratic strategist, who questioned where Obama’s passion was and whether, even this deep into his presidency, he appreciated one of the office’s most vital functions: deploying language, bearing, symbols and ceremony to endow Americans with confidence in who’s leading them and in how they’re being led.

Right now in this country there’s a crisis of confidence, and of competence, and that’s the fertile ground in which the Ebola terror flowers. That’s the backdrop for whatever steps Obama and Frieden take from here. With the right ones, they can go a long way toward calming people who are anxious not just about Ebola but about America. I don’t even want to think about the wrong ones.//


Laws are for the little people.

Recording of police speed trap letting police officers speed with impunity.




Friday, October 17, 2014

People get the kind of government they deserve...

...and a people who want to be duped get a government that dupes them.

//And that brings us to President Obama, who seems to show little shame when it comes to shielding us from some of his political calculations. And I don't mean hot mic moments like Obama's comments to then-Russian President Medvedev in 2012: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

More and more, the president seems uninterested in even trying to hide the fact that he is making policy moves based on political considerations — in confessing he has to act one way until after the next election, at which point he can act another way. The most obvious example was the administration's decision to delay immigration action until after the 2014 election — for admittedly political purposes.

As Politico reported, "President Barack Obama will delay plans to issue an executive order on immigration until the end of the year, heeding the warnings of Democratic senators who feared a voter backlash ahead of the November elections."

Obama isn't even pretending that he's decided not to pursue a politically unpopular move, only to coincidentally have a change of heart after the election. He's explicitly postponing something for political purposes.

The ObamaCare website is also getting in on the action. "Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that's no coincidence. Last year's inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1," reports the Washington Times.

Might politics play a role in the timing regarding the naming of a new attorney general? The LA Times notes that "a White House official confirmed Monday that the president would delay the decision. Senate Democrats, who are struggling to hold control of the chamber, had expressed concern that the decision, depending on the nominee, could become a campaign issue."

It seems that the closer we get to an election, the more the Obama administration tamps down on any negative news. As The Washington Post recently reported, the lead investigator in the Secret Service prostitution scandal claims he was told to "delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election." Ann Coulter mocked this sort of posture in a Wednesday column under the headline "We'll tell you how dangerous Ebola is after the election."//


If only women teachers could marry...

....Say What???

Female teacher who molested 12 year old is spared jail because he was a "willing participant."

//Female teacher who had 2-year affair with 14-year-old student is spared jail

32-year-old received a suspended sentence

Charlotte Parker, a teaching assistant who had a torrid 2-year affair with a 14-year-old male pupil, has avoided jail time.

Explaining his decision to issue a suspended sentence, Judge Austin Stotan stated that although the boy was underage, he was a 'willing' participant in the affair: "It seems the victim had explained that
 he had been seeing the defendant for a period of two years.
 He understood she was married.
"//

A two year affair?  So, she started molesting this boy when he was 12?

I am sure that a male teacher or a Catholic priest would have received similar consideration from the legal system about the "willing participation" of the child.


Why America exposed itself to Ebola...

...because protecting "fledgling democracies" is a medical issue.

Thursday at a congressional subcommittee hearing on Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was asked to respond to a claim he had allegedly made that a travel ban would hurt “fledgling democracies” and therefore hurt any effort to contain Ebola at the source.

Subcommittee chairman Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) pushed Frieden on offering an explanation, however, the CDC skirted a direct answer.
Partial transcript as follows:
MURPHY: Dr. Frieden, when we spoke on the phone the other day, you said you remain opposed to travel restrictions because in your words you said, “Cutting commercial ties -- it would hurt fledgling democracies.” Now is this the opinion of CDC? Is this your opinion, or did someone also advise you within the administration, any other agencies, where did the opinion come from that that is of high importance?
FRIEDEN: My sole concern is to protect Americans. We can do that by continuing to take the steps we are taking here and --
MURPHY: Did someone advise you of that – someone outside of yourself that is the position to protect fledgling democracies?
FRIEDEN: My recollection of that conversation is that discussion was in the context of our ability to stop the epidemic at the source.
MURPHY: Well, we can get supplies and medical personnel into the Ebola hot zones and so stopping planes, and I heard you say this in multiple occasions that we have a thousand-plus persons a week coming to the United States from hot zones, am I correct on that -- coming from those areas?
FRIEDEN: There are approximately 100 to 150 per day.
MURPHY: Thank you. OK, and the Duncan case has seriously impacted Dallas and northern Ohio. But what I don’t understand is if the administration insists on granting -- bringing Ebola cases into the United States, clearly you have determined how many Ebola infection cases the U.S. public they can handle. The NIH can handle two of these beds. Do you know that number overall in this country -- how many we can handle?
FRIEDEN: Our goal is no patients.
MURPHY: I understand, but as long as we don’t restrict travel and quarantining people and we’re not limiting their travel, we have a risk. And so the issues of surveillance and containment – I don’t understand it. And this is the question the American public is asking -- why are we folks still allowing folks to come over here and why once they’re over here is there no quarantine?
FRIEDEN: Our fundamental mission is to protect Americans. Right now, we’re able to track everyone who comes in --
MURPHY: But you’re not stopping them from being around other people, doctor. I understand that, and I have a high respect for you. But even though they are not limited from travel. They’re not quarantined for 21 days. And they could show up with symptoms. They could bypass other questions Mr. Wagner referred to in the thermometers on there and this is what happened with the nurse that went to Cleveland. So I’m concerned here -- is this the position of the administration that there will be no travel restrictions?
FRIEDEN: We will consider any options to better protect Americans. 

Mission creep.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Not that stopping travel from Ebola infected regions would have stopped this from happening...

...oh, wait...

...it would have.

But, really, isn't plague in the United States totally worth avoiding being called racist?

The CDC is now asking that passengers of Oct. 10 Frontier Airlines flight 1142 contact the agency in light of new information that suggests Amber Vinson may have been symptomatic when she boarded the first aircraft from Dallas to Cleveland.
This is where that plane has traveled since the Oct. 10 flight that Vinson was on:
 
Let's pray we escape the stupidity and venality that our PC-obsessed ruling class has inflicted on us.
Why should we be surprised?....

... "President" is the longest job he's ever had.

//It was only a matter of time.

President Obama, a short-term college professor and failed community organizer who became a mostly absentee state senator and then an all-but-invisible U.S. senator, has Petered out. Per the Peter Principle, he has risen to his level of incompetence — some would argue far beyond it.

The president — and the president alone — let Ebola into America. He could have made one phone call (even on Saturday, when playing his 200th round of golf as president) and said one sentence to protect all Americans from the usually fatal disease: “No one from West Africa gets into the country.”//

OK...we get it.  Racism is bad and we're sorry.

Can we elect someone competent next time?



 
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