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#Obamacare: more proof that liberals don’t “get” economics

#Obamacare: more proof that liberals don’t “get” economics

**Posted by Phineas Obamacare insurance commissioner Sometimes I think one of the greatest acts of charity I could perform would be to buy progressives each a copy of Thomas Sowell’s “Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy,” because they clearly were not paying attention in high school or college: The practice of offering relatively inexpensive health plans with bare-bones …

#BostonStrong photo of the day: Couple who each lost a leg in 2013 complete #BostonMarathon

#BostonStrong photo of the day: Couple who each lost a leg in 2013 complete #BostonMarathon

I love it ! Couple finishes the #BostonMarathon together after each lost a leg in 2013 bombing. READ: http://t.co/63VSe1H2pl pic.twitter.com/jzpWOP2E5m — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) April 21, 2014 The story – via Fox Sports : On April 15, 2013, the lives of Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky changed forever. The recently married couple were spectators at the 2013 Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded near the finish line on Bolyston …

Bad news for Dems: Most independents say they will vote against #Obamacare politicos

Bad news for Dems: Most independents say they will vote against #Obamacare politicos

Just say no. Obamacare continues to be unpopular with a crucial voting bloc. ? Via Fox News : Most voters say ObamaCare will play an important role in their vote in this year’s elections, and over half are more inclined to back the candidate who opposes the health care law. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Monday. The new poll asks voters what they would do if the only difference between two congressional candidates is that one promises to fight for the health care law and the other promises to fight against it. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS By a 53-39 percent margin, more voters say they would back the anti-ObamaCare candidate. Independents, always a…

#IRS revokes tax-free status of conservative group

#IRS revokes tax-free status of conservative group

**Posted by Phineas The IRS questions? another conservative I have to admit, I have no idea if the Patrick Henry Center really did break the rules and thus earned the revocation of its 501(c)(3) status , but you’d think the IRS would be extra-super-duper reluctant to do this, given the revelations over the deliberate targeting of conservative groups: The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exemption for a…

Weekend Open Thread / Tip Jar Update

Weekend Open Thread / Tip Jar Update

Open thread …. literally : ) Had a rough last couple of weeks, so I will spend the rest of the Saturday afternoon with family and then friends in order to put the icky stuff behind me. Refresh, renew, etc. Reminder from last weekend’s open thread : In the coming weeks and months I am going to make a concerted effort to push more content on the blog, because as much as I love social media, oftentimes 140 characters to use to write with just isn’t enough…

ABC’s GMA runs Westboro video in story on anti-gay marriage @Mozilla CEO

ABC’s GMA runs Westboro video in story on anti-gay marriage @Mozilla CEO

The “high tech lynching” of now-former CEO of Mozilla Brendan Eich ? (and anyone who happens to agree with him) over his stance against gay marraige continues. ? Newsbusters’ Scott Whitlock files this report : According to? Good Morning America’ s? Linzie Janis , a CEO who made a donation in opposition to gay marriage is the same as the hateful members of Westboro Baptist. On Friday, Janis reported on Brendan Eich, the former head of the tech company Mozilla. Eich was ousted after liberal groups found out that in 2008 he made a $1000 donation to support Proposition 8 in California. As ?…

The thrill is gone: networks refuse prime time slot for Obama speech

The thrill is gone: networks refuse prime time slot for Obama speech

**Posted by Phineas Feeling rejected. Oh, how this must pain the soul of our Narcissist in Chief. Remember the halcyon days of Hope and Change in his first term, when it seemed like he was making a national address every week? Joint sessions of Congress, prime time press conferences, the networks just couldn’t get enough Obama. Someone cue B.B. King, because the thrill is gone , baby: White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act. But network officials refused to make the kind of accommodation they did previously for the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had…

Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

**Posted by Phineas This news from Gallup probably has staff of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee? reaching for a bottle: U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and significantly more Democratic than younger Americans. Over the last seven years, seniors have become less Democratic, and have shown an outright preference for the Republican Party since 2010. In 1992, 53% of senior citizens, on average, identified as Democrats or …

Russia on the march: 10 reasons Putin is likely to invade eastern Ukraine

Russia on the march: 10 reasons Putin is likely to invade eastern Ukraine

**Posted by Phineas “Can’t touch this.” There’s a good article by Michael Weiss giving a list of reasons why Russia’s Vladimir Putin is probably going to make a move soon to take over Ukraine’s largely ethnic-Russian eastern regions. It’s well-worth reading; Weiss covers the realities of power, political considerations, and Russian military …

Maryland #Obamacare Fail: State exchange site to be ditched for new system

Maryland #Obamacare Fail: State exchange site to be ditched for new system

The epic Obamacare fail continues. Team Obama, struggling to up their enrollment numbers, can’t be happy at all about this. Via Fox News : With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace. The Washington Post reported late Friday that the board of the Maryland exchange will vote on changing the system that has cost at least $125.5 million at a meeting on Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period under ObamaCare. Maryland residents …

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