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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 …

#HSR: Jerry Brown’s high-speed choo-choo not so high-speed

#HSR: Jerry Brown’s high-speed choo-choo not so high-speed

**Posted by Phineas Boondoggle Via The American Interest , the LA Times reports that California’s high-speed rail project may not be able to meet its promised travel times — shocker! Regularly scheduled service on California’s bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and are likely to take nearly a half-hour longer…

#NCSen: Pro-abortion group Emily’s List forms SuperPAC in NC to help @SenatorHagan

#NCSen: Pro-abortion group Emily’s List forms SuperPAC in NC to help @SenatorHagan

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) faces a tough reelection battle this year. Get ready for the ? next round of “war on women” demagoguery. ? Bloomberg News reports that embattled Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) will be receiving some more Super-PAC help soon as the pro-abortion group Emily’s List has launched a political action committee here in North Carolina specifically to aid her in her reelection fight: Emily’s List, a Washington group that advises and funds the campaigns of Democratic women who support abortion rights, has set up super-political action committees to independently aid candidates in North Carolina and Georgia. And there are Democratic women …

Worst Department of State, ever

Worst Department of State, ever

**Posted by Phineas This is someone’s brilliant idea of an effective strategy to deal with Putin over Ukraine: To echo @BarackObama today-proud to stand #UnitedForUkraine World should stand together with one voice pic.twitter.com/VeMt578UdY — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) March 26, 2014 Word of advice to Secretary Kerry and President Obama: Communitarianism is not a foreign policy and shunning is not an winning? tactic when you’re dealing with an ex-KGB officer. Know what I’m saying? BTW, the person in …

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

**Posted by Phineas Not smiling now, I bet. Earth-shaking news in California politics broke this morning with word of the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee (D, SD-8) on charges of public corruption, including soliciting? donations beyond the allowed limits in return for legislative services and –ahem!– firearms trafficking . You can read the indictment (PDF) via? the NBC BayArea site ( 1 ). From their article …

Shock: “Deadline extended” for #Obamacare enrollees

Shock: “Deadline extended” for #Obamacare enrollees

Just say no. Also known as “welcome to yet another Affordable Care Act delay.” Via The Hill : The Obama administration will extend the March 31 open enrollment deadline for people who say they tried to sign-up for coverage on the new healthcare exchanges but failed to complete the process on time. “Open enrollment ends March 31,” Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters told The Hill in an email Tuesday…

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