Links and comments, Nov. 20, 2014

My thoughts on Obama’s announcement:   Full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.  He will look good to La Raza but there will not be much more involved that what has already been happening.  Remember this summer? No announcement needed for that.  What did we do about it? Nothing.  I see more of the same of the past few years of the Obama presidency.

Victor Davis Hanson writes Meet the Snobocrats.  His writing is even better when you consider he has been undergoing a devastating loss of a child. My heart goes out to the Hanson family.

We can only hope Van de Putte is also unsuccessful running for mayor of San Antonio. 

On Obama’s Immigration plan the AP shows its stripes to be pro ObamaOther potential winners under Obama’s actions would be young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children but do not now qualify under a 2012 directive from the president. Using the word “winners” is a sure sign of bias.

Ruben Navarrette, Jr. makes a flawed assumption that President Obama cares to abide by the constitution.  I wish it were true.  And Eugene Robinson thinks it is Boehner’s fault for not doing exactly as Obama says.

The Left’s Hypocrisy on Keystone

Yesterday Factchecker gave Obama an upside down Pinocchio; today he gets three right side up Pinocchios.

EPA put eight employees on paid leave for four months to four years

This headline defines irony –  Earth on track to warmest year on record, says NOAA.

 

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Links and Comments, Nov. 19, 2014

What if’s- they don’t do much but give us something to think about and good authors write books about, but this is a really interesting what if- What if Osama bin Laden had been killed in 2000?

White House spokesman has to admit the flip flop on immigration and executive action

Some environmentalists are this crazy, fortunately for the world not all of them are.  Charles Manson’s future mother -in-law speaks about why she approves the marriage.  I think they are all sick in this case.

It cost $1.16,000,000 to treat 2 Ebola patients in the U. S

Some ex-Navy Seals see a double standard in how the OBL shooter is being treated because of this:  Journalists and producers had chronicled nearly every second of the May 2, 2011, raid in news articles, documentaries and a major Hollywood film. More details were disclosed in books by the men who oversaw the operation from the Pentagon and the CIA.

No surprise that temper tantrums were involved in Obamacare’s  flawed rollout.

Victor Davis Hanson on the growing chaos in Obamaworld.

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Links and Comments, Nov. 18, 2014

Inside the infamous Gruber comic book.

For Once courts sided with the people instead of the EPA.

The healthcare/insurance complex  from the liberal New York Times we read this: since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the relationship between the Obama administration and insurers has evolved into a powerful, mutually beneficial partnership that has been a boon to the nation’s largest private health plans and led to a profitable surge in their Medicaid enrollment.

 The insurers in turn have provided crucial support to Mr. Obama in court battles over the health care law, including a case now before the Supreme Court challenging the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low- and moderate-income consumers. Last fall, a unit of one of the nation’s largest insurers, UnitedHealth Group, helped the administration repair the HealthCare.gov website after it crashed in the opening days of enrollment.

3000 Unaccompanied minor children in Houston schools http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/11/18/Exclusive-3000-Unaccompanied-Minors-in-Houston-Schools

A Former Obama advisor tells Morning Joe that when he was around the White House Gruber was “the man”.

Christie Calls on House GOP  to Compromise  I’ve felt a little guilty at times for not liking Christie simply because he is from New Jersey and brass as tacks, but this makes me feel better about myself.

No Justice, No Peace protest leader gets car stolen during F*** the Police Rally.  I don’t feel guilty about laughing at this either.  When you promote  violence and you are amidst those who commit violence you should realize they are not honest people. Or, to put it in the old fashioned way, there is no honor among thieves.

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Links and Comments, Nov. 17, 2014

I can’t believe Chris Cillizza could write this without mentioning all the Obama, Gruber, Pelosi and other liberal lies. (well, he is liberal, so I guess I can)    Want to understand why nothing gets done in Washington? It’s a trust thing.

Okay, so there is this – Muslim leader at National Cathedral, We Condemn Persecution of Christians.

Interesting- It was George W. Bush Who Slowed the Rise of the Oceans – a little tongue in cheek truth telling.

Powerline’s John Hinderaker on Grubergate.

I expect you’ve all heard about this- CNBC asked a female journalist not to disrespect the president by telling the truth.

The Great Immigration Betrayal

via Instapundit:

New CBO study shows that ‘the rich’ don’t just pay their ‘fair share,’ they pay almost everybody’s share.

RIP Dr. Martin Salia. But what if this had happened to the Ebola Nurse (I will not dignify her with her name) Colleagues hugged him after Ebola test came back negative. But it was wrong.

I love this play on words, I haven’t read the article. I did not mislead America with that man, Jonathan Gruber.

And that is enough for today!

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Links and Comments, Sunday Nov.16, 2014

This doesn’t reflect well on Texas Republicans - Private emails from Speaker Joe Straus’s office reveal war against conservatives.   Language warning.

Illegals and the law or lack of enforcement thereof.

Oregon Immigration vote is a warning for Obama

The Progressives War on Suburbia – I have heard this argument from a liberal member of my extended family, cities are more efficient according to them. They argue that apartment housing is more efficiently heated, cooled and mass transportation is the way to go.  I have argued back that they become increasingly dependent on transportation and the water and food supply; things happen to interfere with those, natural and manmade disasters happen frequently.  This article explains the politics of it.

The Great Immigration Betrayal

President Obama has no sense of shame on lying or in lying about lying.  Unbelievable.

The United Arab Emirates Designates Two American Muslim Groups as Terrorist Organizations

Gruber- a profit maker corrupt to the core

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Links and Comments, Nov. 15, 2014

Apparently the Big O decided to send troops without knowing what was really needed in Liberia. “But what we found working with USAID and the government of Liberia was there’s a lot of capacity here that we didn’t know about before,” explained the commander of Operation United Assistance, the Ebola mission’s official name.”

President Obama personally crafted a major Obamacare deception with Jonathan Gruber at one of Gruber’s numerous White House meetings“, according to a 2012 Gruber interview with PBS.

ANOTHER VIDEO: Gruber Asked If Health-Care Question Was ‘Written By My Adolescent Child’

Gruber just keeps on giving, this time showing the Margaret Sanger aspect of elitism, eugenics.

One of the best ideas I have seen.  From Allahpundit in Hot Air So here’s an idea. Boehner and McConnell call a press conference flanked by Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Paul Ryan. If any Republican governors eyeing 2016 want to attend too, they’re invited — Christie, Walker, Jindal, Jeb Bush, whoever. At the presser, B&M make a short statement: The GOP intends to challenge Obama’s amnesty in court as an unconstitutional infringement on separation of powers. If, however, they lose that suit, they’ll encourage any Republican successor to O to use the amnesty precedent in other areas of policy, starting with tax reform. Specifically, they’ll advise the president to issue an executive order barring the IRS from collecting more than 10 percent of adjusted gross income from American taxpayers, a de facto flat tax.”

I found this on Facebook but it is from the Blaze. Upset Mom finds herself contacting the news after seeing her high school son’s Islam worksheet.  Judging from the comments it has been going on longer than we knew.  One of the comments: this is just, ugh. glad it’s being passed around. I’ve been talking about these tests and the whole muslim curriculum since my daughter had to deal with it in sixth grade.”

A doctor with Ebola is coming to the US for treatment.  I approve in this case.  Drs. must be saved for the future service they can provide.

Gruber has been paid even more than we thought for his services of lying for the government.

Who all is pushing amnesty?  You might be surprised, or not.  There is dissension in both parties on the amnesty question.

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Links and Comments, Nov. 14, 2014

I wouldn’t exactly call it refreshing but that is the way Krauthammer ends  his editorial on the Gruber revelations.  It’s refreshing that “the most transparent administration in history,” as this administration fancies itself, should finally display candor about its signature act of social change. Inadvertently, of course. But now we know what lay behind Obama’s smooth reassurances – the arrogance of an academic liberalism that rules in the name of a citizenry it mocks, disdains and deliberately, contemptuously deceives.

Glenn Kessler at FactChecker in the Washington Post has the undeniable facts about Gruber and the money he made from Obamacare. It seems he and the insurance industry were the real winners.

Obama?  Of course he was in on the Gruber planned deception.

Nancy Pelosi said it wasn’t an electoral wave, it’s an ebb tide.  I don’t believe she thought that through. 

The Obama State Dept has announced plans to import children from Latin America It is called Obama’s State department because it certainly does not reflect the American people.

New CBO Report exposes Obama’s tax fairness lies.

Did you know there is an opt out page for those who are irritated by their web browsers using them for targeted ads?  When I did this I found only 2 in my Firefox browser and  35 in my Chrome browser.  I never use Internet Explorer so I did not test it.

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Links and Comments, Nov. 13, 2014

One of the other reasons we had to have Obamacare – 42% of new medicaid signups are immigrants and their children.  that includes legal and illegal.  Also, Most of new Obamacare insured are on Medicaid, reports says

Aaron Blake in the Washington Post says A veto of the Keystone Pipeline could be pretty unpopular.  I wonder what his first clue was.  In the body of the article is this: “In fact, basically the only group that opposes it is the most liberal of Democrats.”  WE could have told them that years ago.

Have you heard about the Truman Project?– liberals protest in an organized way.  I am reading  Sheryl Attkinson’s book and wether it was this group or another the same tactics have been used against her as well as many right wing writers and talk show hosts.

President Obama fears Potential Political Ferguson Fallout  too late,  he should have thought of that when the rabble rousers showed up and killed the town.

Details Leak of Obama’s Illegal Illegal Immigrant plan – that repeated word has a meaning, his plan is illegal concerning illegals.

Denver cold shatters record low and high –  from 1882.  Baby it’s cold outside.

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Links and comments, Nov. 12, 2014

Wow!  I need to find a better known news source for this but this looks legitimate The UN really put down the parents of Michael Brown in a rather crude way.

- Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday  this one is from Reuters so I feel confident it is true.

Sullivan has been declared the winner in Alaska – but Begich hasn’t conceded.

FCC chief splits with Obama on Rules for the Web

Dana Milbank says the president’s advisers go too easy on him- he’s right.

Katrina vanden Hueevel is feeling a little bit bitter herself — Republicans will now taste their bitter harvest.

Some Democrats seem to be realizing that Obamacare really is in trouble.  

I find it hard to believe anyone would even think presidential candidate at the same time as thinking of Bernie Sanders, let alone think it would be good for Democrats.

Ted Cruz was right about Net Neutrality it is a little bit like Obamacare after all.

 Democrat think tank asks for all hands on deck to sell Iran deal to public-

A Texas teacher who posted a profanity-filled tweet over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. — telling those who disagreed with her to “kill themselves” — is being fired, school officials said Monday.

Another Gruber video, a third one. He must be the stupid one, he really didn’t know to keep his thoughts to himself.

Being Anti-energy is being Anti-humanity - I agree.

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November 11th, Veterans Day, a day of remembrance for many, those of the past and the present.

My sister who has occasionally blogged here as Concerned Conservative posted this on Facebook this morning:

2 Samuel 23 records the names of 37 mighty warriors who served King David and united the kingdoms of Judah and Israel approximately 2800 years ago. There are mighty warriors of ancient times in secular history as well . The mighty warriors of our day are honored in a few hours. GOD BLESS THEM! They are truly selfless servants! Thank you, Vets, for our freedom!

My youngest sister posted this:

What can I say? All of you who served our country, and those who are still serving, THANK YOU!

When I was young, Veterans Day was a day of honor to all the soldiers who served the USA, just like it is today. There was one older-than-the-usual dad who visited the school, in his Spanish-American War uniform. (I was in elementary school.) Mama always spoke of my uncles who served in France, and The Pacific, my Navy brother in Korea, and then at Guantanamo when the Cubans turned off the water, and a lot more things happened there, too. I remember watching Krushev pound his shoe on the podium, looking into the camera, and telling this child, he was going to bury America. From a big family, come lots of stories: a brother – in-law building rockets in Alabama; a brother-in-law on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific; another Navy brother on a submarine; boyfriends off to Vietnam, some dying, and some coming home; marrying a man serving in the Coast Guard; a nephew in Desert Storm; nephew in the Air Force; a nephew who flies jets and harriers today; my own son a marksman in the Army who became a journalist in Bosnia. And still, more nephews serving today.

Somebody has to do it. Somebody has to protect the innocent families and home life of the peaceful. Somebody has to pick up arms and defend what’s right. And now, the young women go to war, too. That increases the heaviness of war.
Today, Peace.

There is nothing I can say that puts it any better. The first post is by my twin sister, who is of course my age, and we remember WWII well, the second post from the youngest sister and child, is from an age 12 years younger than ours, a very different perspective, but very valid.

And now the links and comments for Veterans Day, Nov, 11, 2014

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, demanding answers about the origins of the nearly $1 million taxpayer-funded project to track “misinformation” on Twitter.

Border Patrol Taking Agents Rifles

Have you ever been called a Neanderthal?  It might have been a compliment.  The Neanderthal Connection.

Unfortunately the stupidity of the American people was shown by the ones in the Congress who voted for the Affordable Care Act.  On the other hand “Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor and so-called architect of Obamacare, is walking back year-old remarks that the health care system overhaul passed only because of a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter.”  Funny how he didn’t walk the remark back until the video went viral.

Ruben Navarette  says Latinos are not a “Cheap Date” for Democrats anymore.

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