I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.
Don’t blame Obama and his administration alone for this bullshit – Bush started it with “Free Speech Zones”. Tell the truth and shame the devil.
Quote of the day:
Question of the day:
This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one.
By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally.
The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision.
Only you will know the results, so remember that your answer needs to be honest.
You are in Florida, Miami to be specific. There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you’re caught in the middle of this epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. You’re trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.
Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It’s Barack Obama! At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:
You can save the life of Barack Obama or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world’s most powerful socialist men hell bent on the destruction of America.
Here’s the question, and please give an honest answer.
“Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black & white?”
Cartoon of the day:
The Jokes On Us:
Google is testing its self-driving cars without anyone at the wheel. Which means they’re now a good metaphor for Obama’s foreign policy.
My Top Stories For Today:
5 Reasons Big Government Can Never Work The Way Liberals Claim It Does
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” ~ Ronald Reagan
Relying on big government to help you out would be like relying on the Girl Scouts to spearhead an invasion of Iran. It’s the wrong people, in the wrong place, doing the wrong job. Whether Democrats or Republicans are in charge, our government is barely functional. That’s certainly not a shocker. Anyone who has had dealings with the federal government can tell you that it’s slow, stupid, expensive, belligerent and incompetent. But, here’s the $64,000 question: WHY is the federal government so slow, stupid, expensive, belligerent and incompetent? It’s not a mystery.
1) It’s not the government’s money: One of the biggest reasons a “kid in a candy store” acts like a “kid in a candy store” is because he didn’t have to earn the money he’s about to spend. It’s no different for the government. Government employees are not the ones working double shifts when they’re exhausted to collect enough money to pay their taxes. They just collect the sweat of someone else’s brow and spend it the way they see fit. If you’re irresponsible with your money, you may lose your house.
If a company is irresponsible with its money, it may go out of business. Yet if a government employee is irresponsible with YOUR MONEY, he’s not on the hook for it personally. If he borrows billions and it gets frittered away, it doesn’t come out of his wallet. To them, it’s all monopoly money and no matter what happens, they’re going to get more to play with next year.
2) The government is doing things it shouldn’t be doing: How do you think Burger King would do at selling perfume? How would you feel about eating Purina brand hamburger? How about discount shoes sold by Rolex? If the government were simply building roads, throwing up a few street signs, securing the borders and making sure rotten horse meat isn’t being sold as steak in the local supermarket, it would probably be relatively good at its jobs. But, when we have the government declaring your yard a wetland because it rains, micro managing what kind of light bulbs you’re allowed to buy, bailing out big corporations and forcibly taking over our health care, of course the government does it badly.
Just as you couldn’t be a talented brain surgeon, race car driver AND Navy SEAL all at the same time, the federal government simply cannot be all things to all people.
Environmentalists Have Lost the Climate Change Debate
The bloodcurdling National Climate Assessment is here, and it portends catastrophe; floods, clouds and other assorted weather events are imminent! But, says the report, “there is still time to act to limit the amount of climate change and the extent of damaging impacts.”
Have you noticed that we’re always at the cusp of a cataclysm yet the deadline to act always moves to a politically convenient not-too-distant future? I guess that when the time to act runs out — it will at some point, right? — we can begin thinking about defunding all these panels and reinvesting in something more productive, such as figuring out how we can adapt to the future.
This Is The End
Obamacare and the end of upward mobility.
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
You know it’s bad when I begin by quoting The Doors, but “The End” has been stuck in my head since I started collecting stories for this week’s column.
The first was Erik Sherman’s Inc. writeup  of a recent Brookings Institution report on the decline of American entrepreneurship. According to Brookings, “entrepreneurship has reached at least a three-decade low across virtually all of the country.” Three decades also happens to be as long as Brookings has been tracking such things. Sherman adds:
For decades, the entrance of firms outpaced their exit, meaning a net increase in new businesses. The authors see that–reasonably, it seems–as a proxy to an inclination toward entrepreneurism. But since at least 1978, the lines have converged, albeit slowly. In 2008, they reached a watershed moment and crossed.
The math is simple: More firms leaving than arriving means a shrinking percentage of business is being controlled by entrepreneurs. And notice that the exits were relatively steady. It is the creation of new firms that has sagged.
Obamacare’s Trouble Spots
Several states are in danger of seeing big premium increases.
by Sam Baker
Despite Obamacare’s strong national enrollment numbers, several states are at risk for big premium hikes.
Each state is its own insurance market, and they had wildly different experiences during Obamacare’s first open-enrollment window. So although nationwide statistics are important for judging the law’s political success, the substantive tests for the law’s future mostly lie with the states—and some of them aren’t looking so hot.
Predicting premium increases is an inexact science to say the least, but health care experts see a troubling number of red flags in certain states. Perhaps the most vulnerable is West Virginia—the home state of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who’s awaiting confirmation as the next Health and Human Services secretary.
“West Virginia sticks out as really worrisome,” said Caroline Pearson, vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health. “Their exchange is not having great luck.”
Premiums will go up, on average, across the board—premiums go up every year. But a range of factors could drive higher-than-average increases in certain places. States that fell short of their overall enrollment goals, and where the people who did enroll are mostly older and sicker, are more at risk for large premium hikes. So are states that don’t have much competition among insurers.
“If you lose on all of those, then you’re really looking bad,” Pearson said.
Worth a Read:
A look at all that ‘Benghazi’ stands for
Worth a Read:
RNC Spokesman: It’s Time for Conservative Journalists to Moderate Some GOP Primary Debates in 2016
Worth a Read:
Elizabeth Warren finally says she is not a …
The Political Insiders on the Select Committee, Marco Rubio, and more:
WH Can’t Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization
The little weasel is so accustomed to Not answering the question he’s asked that I doubt it even takes any thought to do it any more. Whatever – he couldn’t and that’s not a first.
Gowdy on Benghazi Select Committee: “I Want This To Transcend Politics”
Rogin: Clinton Asleep at the Wheel on Boko Haram, Benghazi
George Will: Hashtag Activism “Not Intended To Have Any Effect On The Real World”
The Jokes On Us:
An annual year-end kindergarten show was canceled at a New York school so the kids could prepare for “college and career”. So… they handed out student loan payment booklets & unemployment checks?
Worth a Read:
Keystone, Possible Runoff Create Long Slog for Landrieu
Check My Privilege?… How About You Check Your Excuses, Your Hatred & Your Not So Subtle Racism
Satanic Mass To Take Place At Harvard Tonight
This is no H.P Lovecraft book, this is the real deal.
Via The Harvard Crimson:
Despite condemnation by the Archdiocese of Boston, Harvard Chaplains, student religious groups, and many alumni and students on campus, an organization of Harvard Extension School students will move forward with plans to host a staging of a satanic “black mass” on campus on Monday.
Why would any parent in their right mind spend the enormous amount of money it takes to send their son or daughter to this cess pool?