IRS chief: No ‘targeting’ of tea party groups, just ‘inappropriate criteria’, and the Washington Post actually looks into it and gives him 3 pinnochios.
Pelosi now says that ObamaCare was only a little bit partly about insuring the uninsured, and if, in fact, almost none of the uninsured are now insured, that has nothing to do with measuring the success of Obamacare.
Of course, making sure the uninsured were
forced to purchase costly insurance or be penalized provided with health insurance was not the only stated reason for the PPACA, but it was a consistent and primary talking point pre and post-passage. Now that tens of billions, if not more, was spent on Ocare so far in order to provide 3.4% of the uninsured with “private” insurance, the talking points have to change.
A Koch brother speaks out:
Instead of encouraging free and open debate, collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They engage in character assassination. (I should know, as the almost daily target of their attacks.) This is the approach that Arthur Schopenhauer described in the 19th century, that Saul Alinsky famously advocated in the 20th, and that so many despots have infamously practiced. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free society—and a telltale sign that the collectivists do not have good answers.
Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we’re “un-American” and trying to “rig the system,” that we’re against “environmental protection” or eager to “end workplace safety standards.” These falsehoods remind me of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s observation, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Here are some facts about my philosophy and our company:
Click through to read the rest.
Also: “What does @SenatorReid hate most about the Koch brothers? Their support for same-sex marriage or their support for pot legalization?”
Massive Voter Fraud discovered in North Carolina:35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.”
It’s also obviously a problem in these states, who have more registered voters than eligible adults in their states:
Iowa and Colorado, typically battleground states in presidential and congressional campaigns, each have more registered voters than they have adults over the age of 18 living in the state, according to a conservative watchdog group’s analysis.
Poll worker Daniel Andrews shows Jessica Roberts how to use an electronic voting machine at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Va., on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP)
The same is true of Washington, D.C., which is set to hold a primary in its mayoral election next week.
Judicial Watch is threatening legal action against the two states and the nation’s capital if immediate steps aren’t taken to clear the voter rolls of dead voters, voters who have moved away or voters that that have become ineligible for other reasons.
If you don’t see why that’s a problem, you probably think your party benefits from it.
Ah, the elevated discourse of stinkburgers and meanwiches.
This administration, more than any other, loves to indulge itself, and cripple the public’s right to know, by censoring or outright denying access to files under the Freedom of Information Act.
Remember when we were promised the most transparent administration ever, ever, ever? What a lie:
The “most transparent administration ever” is still a big, shining lie. The Associated Press analyzed the latest data in the federal government’s responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in 2013 and found it censoring or denying access to more records than ever. From the Associated Press:
The government’s own figures from 99 federal agencies covering six years show that half way through its second term, the administration has made few meaningful improvements in the way it releases records despite its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history.
In category after category — except for reducing numbers of old requests and a slight increase in how often it waived copying fees — the government’s efforts to be more open about its activities last year were their worst since President Barack Obama took office.
In a year of intense public interest over the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, the government cited national security to withhold information a record 81,752 times.
Via Ben K’s collection of headlines at Ace (click through here to see the rest, I’d love to steal them all, but that would be wrong):
Also, the Army says the Ft, Hood shooter has no combat duty and no PTSD diagnosis, before anybody goes there, although he was on Ambien. And in case you didn’t know, military bases are, and have been for decades, ‘gun-free zones.’
Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda.
The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report.
These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The EPA also exposed people with health issues to levels of pollutants up to 50 times greater than the agency says is safe for humans. . . .
According to the IG’s report, “only one of five studies’ consent forms provided the subject with information on the upper range of the pollutant” they would be exposed to, but even more alarming is that only “two of five alerted study subjects to the risk of death for older individuals with cardiovascular disease.”
Three of the studies exposed people to high levels of PM and two of the studies exposed people to high levels of diesel exhaust and ozone. Diesel exhaust contains 40 toxic air contaminants, including 19 that are known carcinogens.
Furthermore: EPA Conducted Pollution Experiments On Children.
We need more protection from our own government than we do from corporations. We can protect ourselves from corporations. No citizen can protect himself from Big Government.
What if politicians think secrecy matters more than the Constitution?
NSA Surveillance and the Dangers of Power
The fact that Obama trusted himself with the NSA’s surveillance powers is ample reason the rest of us shouldn’t.
Forget April Fool’s Day- these seven politicians make fools of all of us every day of the year.
Analysis: ‘Why the IPCC Report Neglects the Benefits of Global Warming — It needs catastrophe scenarios’ – IPCC’s ‘negligence amounts to downright dishonesty’
- ‘Of the 71 authors of the summary, only three are economists; of these, one did not engage in work on the summary for the last two years; and one, Richard Tol, insisted his name be removed from the summary because it is, as he put it, too alarmist and it makes silly claims.’
And yet parts of it show some welcome restraint:
Nigel Lawson was right after all. Ever since the Centre for Policy Studies lecture in 2006 that launched the former chancellor on his late career as a critic of global warming policy, Lord Lawson has been stressing the need to adapt to climate change, rather than throw public money at futile attempts to prevent it. Until now, the official line has been largely to ignore adaptation and focus instead on ‘mitigation’ — the misleading term for preventing carbon dioxide emissions.
That has now changed. The received wisdom on global warming, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was updated this week. The newspapers were, as always, full of stories about scientists being even more certain of environmental Armageddon. But the document itself revealed a far more striking story: it emphasised, again and again, the need to adapt to climate change. Even in the main text of the press release that accompanied the report, the word ‘adaptation’ occurred ten times, the word ‘mitigation’ not at all.
Other parts are written by people with a clear conflict of interest:
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the marine biologist who led the IPCC’s Oceanchapter, is a full-blown environmental activist. He recently wrote a politicized foreword to a WWF brochure, and has a long history of employment with both the WWF and Greenpeace.