For the people who keep tagging or poking me on Facebook or endorsing me on Linked In, sorry, I don't have time to do either. On Facebook to use it to log into sites for my blog, on Linked In to link to people who ask. May have to delete both to cut the e-mail flow.
Short today, as tied up with rehab and my transplant buddy John. Other news pushed the Obamacare Train Wreck off the top, but it goes on. ~Bob
House passes 2-year bipartisan budget deal
Excerpt: The House overwhelmingly passed a 2-year bipartisan budget deal Thursday evening, possibly signaling a truce in the spending showdowns that have paralyzed
for the past three years. In their final action of the year, the House approved
the budget 332 to 94, with 169 Republicans and 163 Democrats voting in favor,
and 62 Republicans and 32 Democrats voting against. (So BO won't get the shut
down he needs to have the media take the focus off Obamacare! ~Bob)
Nuclear Gangbangers: Hostile countries with nuclear capabilities have the upper hand on the global police. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: The gangster state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006–07, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation — help usually not otherwise accorded such a loony dictatorship. Apparently the civilized world rightly suspected that, if nuclear,
Pyongyang would either
export nuclear material and expertise to other unstable countries, or bully its
successful but non-nuclear neighbors — or both. (Kipling told us why this
doesn't work. "Danegeld." http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/dane_geld.html.
Ex-FBI agent who disappeared in Iran was on rogue mission for CIA
Excerpt: An American man who disappeared in
Iran more than six years ago had been working
for the CIA in what U.S.
intelligence officials describe as a rogue operation that led to a major
shake-up in the spy agency.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Spins Latest Report
Excerpt: What does it mean, exactly, to have 95 percent confidence in a selective analysis of a vast body of literature that is too abstruse for even the authors of the reports to understand entirely? The reality of the IPCC's certainty is that it's really just a best guess, a self-assessment by authors with a vested interest in having their work believed by policymakers. Dutifully, the mainstream media carries the findings of the report at face value, simply accepting that the IPCC is playing it straight with what they know and what they understand about the climate system and manmade climate change.
Excerpt: Hnour slayings” in the Palestinian territories more than doubled in 2013, according to a new Thomson Reuters report, with 27 women being slain this year, according to rights groups. is number, which is more than double the previous year’s totals, is causing deep concern about the rights and safety of women in the Palestinian areas.
Teacher of the year gets 38 years: Sex with 12-year-old puts teacher behind bars
Apparently I had a deprived childhood. ~Bob
Obamacare And Our Dangerously Uncontrolled Home-Based Piano Teachers. By Stella
Excerpt: Meanwhile, the
also got some “good news,” namely that we rank as less corrupt than Qatar and Burkina Faso. On the other hand,
the U.S. lags Iceland and Luxembourg,
and merely tied with Uruguay
for a mediocre 19th place. Come on, guys, is this really the best we can do?
Shouldn’t the U.S.A.
be number one, the least corrupt nation on earth?
The rich do not pay the most taxes, they pay ALL the taxes. By: Jane Wells
Excerpt: Buried inside a Congressional Budget Office report this week was this nugget: when it comes to individual income taxes, the top 40 percent of wage earners in
America pay 106
percent of the taxes. The bottom 40 percent...pay negative 9 percent.
Media urge Syrian rebels to stop journalist kidnappings
Excerpt: Major international news organisations have urged armed Syrian rebel groups to stop kidnapping journalists, and to free those who are currently held. The 13 organisations, including the BBC, have signed a letter to the rebels warning that the abductions threaten the coverage of the Syrian conflict. (Wait, aren't these the allies Obama is arming? ~Bob.)
The Lobotomy Files
Hard to Read: Christmas In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Excerpt: Little Claudia would have been about ten years old when the Justice system began dealing with Alex Andrew Madrid, age 31, about the time little Claudia would have learned the truth about Santa Claus. Between 2009 and 2012
had 11 felony convictions under his belt, including car theft, burglary,
assault, domestic violence and sexual assault on other women. Even during his
prison time he was sending threatening letters to his previous victims. Several
case assessments said he was a high risk probation candidate and would likely commit
Al Qaeda weapons expert says
by lethal injection Libya
Excerpt: An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in
Benghazi went bad. The
veracity of the claim made by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials
as a known weapons experts for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials
have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. (Note “Kidnap.” Still believe
stand down orders given to play into kidnap plan; Stevens to be traded for
Blind Sheik’s release which WH and Holder had been on record working toward;
even had Morsi in WH demanding same; DOS, SS, all granted visas and waved
restrictions. “Demonstration” in Cairo was
demanding BS’s release. Would’ve tied into getting Stevens released in an
exchange….What could Americans say…especially in throes of an election? The
Seals and AQ didn’t play along. Hence, the fictitious talking points, the
“Video” assertions—the poor stooge is still in jail with 1st amendment
rights violated by regime—and HC and O conducting “business” as usual along
Manager of HealthCare.gov calls for investigation of botched management of HealthCare.gov. Doug Powers
Excerpt: Operation Scapegoat Search is about to begin:
Almost No One Is Buying Private Insurance Through ObamaCare Exchanges
Excerpt: At least 5 million people have lost coverage due to policies being cancelled thanks to ObamaCare. So that 365,000 number is insignificant compared to that. There will no doubt be more uninsured on January 1 than there were on October 1. Don't let them get away with pretending "1.2 million people who didn't have insurance have it now!".