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… Darren Wilson : the Interview [#A.B.C.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 4th,2014

.. for those who are interested , I have obtained , through another blogger , the entire contents of George Stephanopoulos ‘ interview with now – former Ferguson , Mo police officer Darren Wilson …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview video ..

.. it is worth your while . I have not had a chance to watch the whole thing , so I am going to come back to my own blog to pull this up to watch it when I have the time …

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… It will be Interesting to See What happens with the Army JAG Corps …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 17th,2014

.. why , may you ask ? ..

.. I suspect and believe that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter , at the very least . There is evidently an intelligence file on Bergdahl in the possession of the Government , likely the D.O.D. . Hopefully , Army JAG will be able to get its hands on it , or major parts of it …

.. there are plenty of people involved in the case . Now that the monkeyshines are coming out into the open , it is clear that higher – ups suspected that Bergdahl was a deserter , possibily even a collaborator , or even a traitor . It needs an investigation , It cries out for a thorough invesgitation . Hopefully , it will get one ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. Army JAG will have to conduct a JAGmen , or preliminary investigation on the actions and the conduct of Sergeant Bergdahl . I believe that higher – ups in the Pentagon will do so , if only to give the situation a thorough airing . That would be a good idea , as long as it is complete and fair …

.. With the ObamaCraps , I wonder . I think that those idiots could try to screw around with the investigation , or even to put undue command influence on it . Having it done by civilians is never a good idea . It being done by anyone in uniform is a criminal offense . Hopefully , for all involved , Sgt. Bergdahl will get a chance to get his case investigated , thoroughly and fairly . No monkeyshines or interferenece from above . Given the circumstances , it would be best . The question is , will it happen ??

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… There is the Possibility for Witness Tampering [#bergdahl]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 10th,2014

.. I do agree , there is some possibility for witness tampering in the Bergdahl case …

.. that presumes that the ObamaCraps have someone who is in the know on the inside of the investigation . That will not be easy . With this White House , they will have every incentive to try to meddle . They have already totally botched the handling of this case as it is . So , there is motive ..

.. however , I do believe in the professionalism of JAG Corps . Especially in the JAG HQ . That is an honor posting . No , you are not generally going to find any ” Harmon Rabb ” types in the military services . That kind of colourful personality just would not be tolerated . A little bit of a personality , well , yes …

.. [h/t — NiceDeb]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. in the military services , there are offenses that in a civilian would be moral offenses . In the military [under the U.C.M.J. , or Uniform Code of Military Justice] these offenses would be considered crimes , punishable by many different types of punishment , including dismissal from the service , as well as confinement [jail] , and others ….

.. in this case , the one that Dr. Krauthammer is worried about would be considered ” Unlawful Command Influence . ” If it is a civilian that does it , then the military judge has to consider whether the rights of the accused have been violated . If it is someone in uniform , especially an officer , then , it is a crime , and the same judgement would have to be made .

..Even if Bergdahl is guilty as sin , if his rights are violated by anyone , then he could well be set free as a result . What might have been done would have been considered to be prosecutorial misconduct . Then , double jeopardy atttaches , Bye – bye case ..

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… Moshe Yaalon strikes again ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 23rd,2014

.. and the ObamaCraps are not going to be thrilled about it . Not one bit .

.. Yaalon is Israel ‘ s Defence Minister , as well as PM Bibi Netanyahu ‘ s right hand man . He is a key figure (no matter who is PM) in Israel ‘ s war cabinet [yes , I mean war cabinet] …

.. Yaalon believes and states it publically that Israel has to fend for itself . What he does not say , says volumes . He believes that Israel cannot depend on the United States to have Israel ‘ s back in any crisis . It is not because of a change in American morality ; It is directly because of one man , Barack Obama , traitor …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to Minister Yaalon ‘ s comments …

.. I think that he is right , and that he is stating in public what Bibi cannot , in order to send a message to Obama ‘ s Fantasyland on the Potomac …. Also , to let them know , an attack is coming , whether you guys and gals like it or not …

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… Sharyl Atkisson leaves CBS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 15th,2014

.. is anyone really surprised .

.. she is a top – flight reporter , one who took her reporting and her job seriously . Obviously , her co – workers and colleagues at CBS did not … it really makes you wonder about how much philosophical bias and political bigotry goes on at that network …

.. any bets on where she will end up next ? I am betting on FoxNews , or possibly even C.N.N. . Yes , CNN makes sense , because they still have a top flight investigative unit …

Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

At the same time, Attkisson’s own reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book — tentatively titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington” — which addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the Obama administration.

Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, Attkisson began talking to CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract. Those negotiations intensified in recent weeks, and her request was finally honored on Monday.

Reached by phone, Attkisson described her resignation as “amicable.” She said she will now turn her attention to the book, which is being published by HarperCollins, a division of NewsCorp (and not by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS Corporation.) She declined to comment further.

Sonya McNair, the senior vice president for communications for CBS News, said in a statement: “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”

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… What Is Jim Sensenbrenner Thinkingg?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. John Boehner should and must put a stop to this , immediately .

.. Project Veritas (that is Jim O ‘ Keefe , again) caught Sensenbrenner in the act of making a political ass of himself . The U.S. Supreme Court had sound reasons for ruling the way that it did in Shelby County v. Holder . The information that the Department of InJustice was using was from 1965 , for God ‘ s Sake . The bail – out provisions in the law were grossly unjust . There was no practical way for a covered jurisdiction to escape coverage , if Main InJustice did not want them to . There was no procedural or substantial due process at all …

.. And , now  , Jim Sensenbrenner wants to give this power back to Main InJustice . Especially to this administration ‘ s Department of InJustice . What is this idiot thinking ? Those idiots in Eric Holder ‘ s InJustice Department are a bunch of radical leftist racists . They would run wild with this power and grossly abuse it , like they have already …

.. No thank you …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the investigative videos  ..

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… Cover Oregon Strikes Again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. you figure that those idiots in Oregon could design something ?

.. you would be wrong …

.. this time , the dummies misdesigned CoverOregon , and it let in so – called ” undocumented immigrants ” [read : illegals] . Call them what you will , but they are not supposed to be covered in those creatures called ObamaCrapCare exchanges . Whoops …

.. Boy , Oh Boy , it is going to be fun come November . John Kitzhaber , Jeff Merkely & Co are going to get a thorough scrubbing at the election polls . How many of them survive ? Who knows ? Given the numbers in the Oregon legislature , one chamber or both will likely go Red [Republican] . They could even have a Republican Governor , given the disgrace that Kitz has made of himself ….

.. [h/t — OregonLive]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

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… What a Narcissistic Idiot ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 19th,2014

.. Christ !

.. sorry to Jesus , but Good God ! …

.. POTUS is such a narcissist . How could anyone be so arrogant and stupid at the same time ? In this case , Obama evidentily is both …

.. With the N.B.A. All – Star Game , Obama had a suck – up session with Charles Barkely . At one time , Sir Charles was a Republican . Someone obviously got to him , because he is now an ObamaCrap synchophant .
Geez , what a butt schmoocha thon …

.. POTUS seems to think that , in 5 years , people will not want the A.C.A. to be called ObamaCrapCare , due to not wanting him to get the credit .Well , this November , after the DummyCraps get their butts kicked and their clocks cleaned out (thoroughly , I might add) , people will still call ObamaCrapCare ObamaCrapCare , but for a very different reason …

.. In the future , when the DummyCraps are stupid enough to propose something even minor , it will get slapped with the ” ObamaCrapCare ” moniker . Oh boy , and how …. It will become an insult , for Republicans and DemoCraps alike …

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… Interesting Ad [Louisiana US Senate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 18th,2014

.. that the DummyCraps are not going to like , not one bit .

.. Senator Mary Landrieux [D-La] is going to be very popular this election cycle . Her political position has become very , very precarious . She is either even in the polls with her potential (likely Republican) opponents , or she is trailing them . Worse for her , she is well below 50 percent in the polls . That is the ” danger ” zone for any incumbent …

.. Louisiana is an unusual byrd . It has what is known in the elections trade as a ” jungle ” primary . Democraps , Republicans , and Independents , everybody runs in the primary , which is held on the regular Election Day [in November] . If the first place winner gets 50% + 1 vote , then they are elected . If not , then the top 2 finishers , regardless of party , go on to the runoff election (usually held about 5 to 6 weeks later) .

.. this year , Landrieux should make the runoff , but it is not guaranteed . If she is the only Dem , then she will make it . If another Dem with any support runs , then she is in deep doo – doo . She and a republican will move on to the (December) runoff election . Depending on the General Eleection results , control of the Senate could be in the balance .

.. I think that she will go . Ads like this one will be thick as fleas all year long …

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..
.. [link] to the campaign ad ..

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… A Job Well Done [Non Union Auto Workers] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 18th,2014

.. these folks work for Wolkwagen , down yonder in Tennessee .

.. this operation is non – union . Tennessee is a right – to – work state . There are now 25 right – to – work states , including now states in the Midwest (Michigan and Indiana) and the Northeast (New Hampshire) . That has to drive Big Labour crazy .

.. The U.A.W. really worked hard on this one . They really wanted the victory , to finally organize one of these non – union auto operations . In this situation , an added push was put in by IG Metall (Germany) , the union that Volks has to deal with back home . Metall is a labour federation , but it is also a labour union (in autos) . They wanted this one , too .

.. Metall did not like Volkswagen having a non – union operation anywhere , but , especially in the United States . So , I.G. Metall put pressure on Volks , and Volks (which was a big no – no under U.S. labour law) put pressure on and tried to bribe the workers . They wanted the workers to have what is known in Germany as a ” works council , ” so that the workers would have a say in how the business is run . In the U.S. in a non – union operation , that is a no – go . The only way to have a works council is for the operation to unionize . Which has not happened at any non – union operation in the South , or in a right – to – work state .

.. it was not a blowout by any means . It was about 725 votes to about 620 votes , but it was decisive . Especially so , considering the impermissable pressure coming from IG Metall and Volkswagen . Someone should remind them the next time about U.S. labour law , and what is allowed , and what is not . IG Metall ‘ s pressure is kosher . The company ‘ s [Volkswagen ‘ s] is not kosher .

.. [h/t–theRightScoop]..

.. [link]..

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… Excellent Idea , George ! [Will] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 18th,2014

.. for those of you ObamaCrap supporters and voters out there …

.. if you had it to do over again , would you vote for His Lordship [Obama] again ? in 2008 ? in 2012 ? …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to George Will ‘ s comments ..

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… Disgusting [His Lordship & Queen Michelle] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 17th,2014

.. they have a photo that you all have to see .

.. it is sick . It is a pre – state dinner photo of their dogs , wearing expensive jewelry … you have to see it to believe it …

first dogs (pre - state dinner)(jewelry)

.. the first dogs , Bo and Sunny …. no ,don’t ask me who is who … the picture  is sick …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the post..

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… Dr. Ben Carson : Under the Microscope …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 15th,2014

Carson said audits and other harassment began in May or June of 2013 and gradually expanded to include family members, associates, and his charitable endeavors.

“I’ve been quite I would say astonished at the level of hostility that I have encountered,” Carson said in an exclusive interview with host John Bachman on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.

“The IRS has investigated me. They said, ‘I want to look at your real estate holdings.’ There was nothing there. ‘Well, let’s expand to an entire [year], everything.’ There was nothing there. ‘Let’s do another year.’ Finally, after a few months, they went away. But they’ve come after my family, they’ve come after my friends, they’ve come after associates.”

.. [h/t — Newsmax] ..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

“You know,” Carson told Newsmax TV, “we live in a Gestapo age, people don’t realize it. But what I say is the Congress has to, at some point, step up to the plate. The reason we have divided government is if one branch of the government gets out of control, starts thinking they’re too big for their britches, you need to be able to have control.”

Carson said the audits, which began a few months after his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, marked the first time he had been audited in his life.

He also said a charitable organization that aids inmates’ children was informed last year, for the first time in recent years, that they would no longer be receiving a $1 million annual grant from the Justice Department.

“This is solely because you were involved?” Bachman asked.

“Correct,” Carson replied, adding: “…They’ve come after my children in terms of their employment and things like this.”

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… Guys , There is Good Reason …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. for not trusting His Lordship (Obama) on Immigration ..

.. it is called : ObamaCrapCare ! …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters] ..

.. [link] .. to the post transcript ..

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… Charlie Christ has a Serious Problem …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. hell , this governor ‘ s race [Florida Governor] was going to be a mud festival . Any political race involving Charlie Chris is going to be one .

.. but the allegation that you will see in the [link]is setting things off at a new level in low rent politics , that is for sure . Now , what else will come …

.. [h/t — WashingtonTimes]..

.. [link] to the article / video …

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… What Do I Think of Common Core ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. originally , I could have supported something like this . Standardizing the education standards between the states does make some bit of sense . But , not at the loss of state sovereignty and latitute in education policy and planning . Localities need to still have control .

.. Now , I am foursquare against it . The ObamaCraps and their minions have misused it to grab power and funding from the states . They are attempting to jam their ideas of pc history , new english , new math , and other types of pc ideas and subjects , such as pc civics and government . How screwed up is that .

.. States co – ordinating things with localities is one thing . As long as those localities know something of what they are doing , they should be able to retain full control . However , those local folks should be and must be held accountable . That accountability should be academic in nature , through testing and proficiencies , as well as financial , in terms of financial management . But , otherwise , they should be able to do what they want , within the bounds of state guidelines …

.. Common Core does not allow this . This is a disgusting and gross grab for power by the Education establishment. It must be stopped , and stopped now …

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… ObamaCrapCare [Employer Justification to IRS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. I went back and dug up this CNS article . It is about a year old , but it is more relevant than ever ….

.. It is the proposed rule that I believe syndicated columnist Marc Thiessen was referring to when he made his appearance tonight on the “Kelly File” on FoxNewsChannel . The proposed rule (in that article) is the one that the IRS has made final , now . Yea , it is micromanaging of a Business ‘ hiring and firing and staffing decisions , making them subject to the audit of the Infernal Revenue Service …

.. [h/t — CNSnews]..
.. [link] to the article..

(CNSNews.com) – The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28.

The IRS said it would issue a so-called “anti-abuse rule” in an attempt to prevent employers from using temp agencies to circumvent the mandate, essentially writing into law that even though an employer hires temporary workers and therefore is not technically under the mandate’s jurisdiction, the IRS would fine them anyway for not providing health insurance. “It is anticipated that the final regulations will contain an anti-abuse rule,” the agency said. “Under that anticipated rule, if an individual performs services as an employee of an employer, and also performs the same or similar services for that employer in the individual’s purported employment at a temporary staffing agency or other staffing agency of which the employer is a client, then all the hours of service are attributed to the employer for purposes of applying section 4980H.”

In other words, if an employer hires someone part-time, then uses an employment agency to bring the same person on for a second part-time shift, the IRS will still hold the employer liable under the ObamaCare mandate. Similarly, IRS said that if an employer hires the same person for two part-time stints by using two different employment agencies, it will hold either the employer or one of the employment agencies liable for the mandate’s penalties. The issue stems from the employer health insurance mandate in Obamacare, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide government-approved, affordable health insurance to at least 95 percent of their employees (and dependents). If any of those employees receives government health insurance subsidies, the IRS will fine the employer up to $2,000 per employee, according to a formula outlined by the IRS.

The warning is part of proposed regulations from the IRS outlining how employers must determine whether they meet the 50 full-time-employee threshold and whether the insurance they offer meets government standards. The IRS said that a full-time employee is one who works an average of 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month, roughly 6 hours of paid service per weekday. The IRS also said that in order for an employer’s health insurance plan to pass muster with the government, it must be available to 95 percent of employees and cost no more than 9.5 percent of an employee’s wages. The agency specified that employers could still fall under the mandate if they employ enough part-time workers to equal 50 full-time workers. For example, if an employer has 40 full-time workers and 20 part-time workers, that employer would be considered by the government to have 50 full-time workers and would be subject to the mandate because the 20 part-time workers average to 10 full-time workers – meeting the 50 full-time-worker threshold.

.. LEC here again — I found a news article at AccountingToday , which sets things out pretty simply . The link to the piece is [here] …

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… This is Only One of Many [ObamaCrapCare choices] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 9th,2014

.. the C.E.O. in this case is Tim Armstrong , C.E.O. of AOL .

.. he is only one of many ceos that will have to make choices about how to manage finances and balance budgets in the Age of Obama . They will have to deal with ObamaCrapCare ‘ s Essential Benefits packages and how they have to pay for them , and how to deal with the financial impact of it …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop] ..

.. [link] to the video clip …

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… Paging Doctor Kitzhaber … [Cover Oregon] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 9th,2014

.. just what did he know ?? …

.. [h/t — katu.com]..

.. [link] to the news report …

»Play VideoGov. John Kitzhaber is interviewed by KATU’s Hillary Lake in early January.

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‘We look like fools:’ A history of Cover Oregon’s failure

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a brief interview with KATU in early January, Gov. John Kitzhaber made an incredible claim about the failed launch of Cover Oregon’s website.

“In late October was when I first learned about the problems,” Kitzhaber said.

The claim was incredible because the website had already missed its Oct. 1 launch date. Kitzhaber was, in effect, saying he didn’t know there were problems until weeks after one of the most important projects under his watch had already failed.

It was incredible because mountains of reports from the state’s quality-assurance contractor had been raising glaring red flags for almost two years.

It was incredible because the state had implemented a stringent set of checks and balances for the specific purpose of making sure the project didn’t spiral without people in power knowing.

And it was incredible because the KATU Investigators have unearthed emails and conducted interviews laying out repeated attempts by lawmakers and others involved with the project to get Kitzhaber’s help in righting what was clearly a sinking ship.

KATU’s review of thousands of pages of emails and reports, as well as interviews with many of the key people involved, suggest that either Kitzhaber knew more than he has acknowledged, or that he and his staff somehow remained oblivious to the unfolding disaster despite numerous attempts to bring it to their attention.

“The governor’s office was not doing anything,” said state Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point. “He’s got advisors in his office who are over health policy. None of them were doing any oversight that we can see.”

‘They promised … the governor’s office would be very involved’

Let’s start with a quick history lesson.

Cover Oregon began life as perhaps the most ambitious state health exchange in the nation. Its website would include not just access to health-insurance plans, but to all state entitlements: things like food stamps, WIC and Medicaid would all be available through one portal.

The strategy was called “No Wrong Door.”

The federal government liked the idea so much it, offered the state a $48 million “early innovator” grant to fund the project. That amount later ballooned to $59 million.

Not everybody was sold though. With an already tight deadline for building a complicated website, some thought the proposal crossed the line from ambitious to foolhardy.

Richardson, who has announced he will run against Kitzhaber in the fall, was one of those early skeptics. As co-chair of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee in February 2011, he at first blocked the federal grant. He relented only when an agreement was reached to ensure regular independent quality-assurance reports from a company called Maximus and strict oversight of the project.

Richardson sat down for an exclusive interview with KATU in which he revealed new information about Kitzhaber’s oversight of Cover Oregon.

“They were just diving in,” Richardson told KATU. “It was like trying to paint a car that’s already moving instead of making sure that everything’s done before you start moving ahead.”

>>Click here to watch Hillary Lake’s full interview with Richardson

From the outset, project oversight was designed to be headed by the governor’s office.

The KATU Investigators obtained an organizational chart illustrating the oversight structure. At the top is the governor’s office, to which several different groups report.

There’s the Department of Administrative Services, a government watchdog group that makes sure rules are followed and budgets met.

There’s the Cover Oregon board of directors, the members of which Kitzhaber appointed.

And there’s a joint oversight committee made up of Cover Oregon managers and the Oregon Health Authority – which was led by Bruce Goldberg, the man who has since became director of Cover Oregon.

… LEC here again … Huge , huge oops !! This one is going to continue to snowball … More to come …

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… What Idiot Thought Up this Pile of [Bleep] !! … [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. the ObamaCraps knew that a budget forecast update was coming out from the Congressional Budget Office . What they did not know , at least I believe , that the economic forecast for the effects of ObamaCrapCare was also coming out . Boy , oh boy , did they ever get caught with their pants down by their ankles .

.. Press Secretary JayBoy Carney could have briefed on this , but , these days , JayBoy does not have a great deal of credibility left to play with . So , they rolled out Jason Furman from the Council of Economic Advisers . Bad move .

.. They should have had someone with a political communications background prepare this guy before he went up to the podium . Not only that , he should have practiced at it ahead of time. Unfortunately , the ObamaCrap staff did not , with the obvious and embarasssingly predictable results …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics] ..

.. [link] to the briefing segment ..

.. boy , oh boy , did this guy look like an idiot . The ObamaCraps should have known better . Maybe , just maybe the dummies on the staff will learn from this . I doubt it …

.. [link] to Brit Hume ‘ s reaction . Hume lets him have it …

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… I See People ‘ s Point [Coca Cola Super Bowl ad controversy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. this is about Coca Cola ‘ s Super Bowl Ad .

.. for those who wonder , yes I watched the game . All of it . Caught virtually all of the commercials . Even the bad ones . This one was not a bad one . Repeat , this Coca Cola Super Bowl ad (entitled “Its Beautiful) was a fairly good one . It could have been better ..

.. yea , I predicted that Denver would win . I am eating crow , and am paying off a gentleman ‘ s wager ..

.. Remember , Coca Cola is a worldwide brand , as is the National Football League . So , sometimes they are going to do things that are a tad controversial to an American audience …

.. [-] first , it needed subtitles , for both the language being used , and for the line of the song . Not everyone is going to realize that it is America the Beautiful until they start to hear the words .Sometimes , it comes from seeing them …

.. [-] guys , we are a multicultural society , one that is majority white . Quit the whining , and grow up .

.. [h/t — YouTube]..

.. [link] to the commercial . For those who have not seen it ,  and may not have a copy of it , please do a Google search for the words of ” America the Beautiful . ” …

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… the Idiots are At It Again in Oregon [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. believe it or not , it is getting worse .

.. when we last left them , the website from hell , CoverOregon , was a disaster . The state government in Salem had managed to piss away around a quarter of a billion [yes , $250 million] dollars in taxpayer funds on the entire enterprise . The federal website [healthcare.gov] is bad enough , folks . This state – level one is even worse than that , if it is possible .

.. Yes , it is possible . Governor John Kitzhaber (himself a doctor) has led the effort to piss all of that money down the rat hole . Now , Kitz & Company (along with Jeff Merkely , the state ‘ s junior US Senator) are up for election this fall . The fallout from this is going to be devastating . And it keeps getting worse ….

.. somehow , these jokers managed to piss away another [yes , ANOTHER] $100 million in fed funds on the enterprise . Remember , CoverOregon is a state -level exchange . The state of Oregon is responsible for it all . And , you will love this next fact …

.. Number of people enrolled by the website — 0 [zero , the big Zippo] ..

.. these dummies managed to create dummy websites to fool the federales in order to keep the $$$ flowing ,especially the early $$ (before the main $$ stash arrived) …

.. [h/t — hotair] also [h/t — katu.com] — KATU –  TV , Salem , Oregon .

.. [link] to the news report .. it is a bit long (at about 10 minutes) , but it is well worth it .

.. the DemoCraps in Salem [Oregon ‘ s state capitol] have to be swearing at KATU – TV over this . The investigative reporting on this stuff is fantastic as well as damning . The DummyCraps who control Oregon ‘ s legislature are going to have to investigate this with a fine – tooth comb . Either they do , or a new GOP majority will do so .

.. The state Dem party is going to hate that , but tough . The ads that interest groups , the stateGOP , and the campaigns (especially Dr. Monica Wehby ‘ US Senate campaign against Merkely) are going to be thick  as fleas , and they are going to be hot as tamales . The DemoRats are going to pay a severe price for this nationwide enough as it is , but this corruption raises what is going on here in Oregon to a whole new level .

.. It is going to be throw  – out – the – bums time this fall in Salem and in Oregon . The only questions are how many , at what level  , and where .

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… Nice Going , Your Lordship [Obama] [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 7th,2014

.. you have always accepted the Congressional Budget Office as an impartial arbiter of the budgetary impact of your ObamaCrapCare policy . Well , they have come out with an up-to-date report , and it is not good , [link] …

.. these changes that have been put into effect by ObamaCrapCare are having a drastic effect on the private sector . According to the C.B.O. , these policy changes are causing up to (or will cause) 2.5 million jobs to be eliminated over the next ten years [at a minimum] . That is at a minimum , to be honest .

.. Given the forecast methods and models of the C.B.O. , I am betting that these numbers have been drastically underestimated . The C.B.O. uses Static Revenue Analysis in its modeling . Any competent economist in a case like this would use Dynamic Revenue Analysis . When they do , the impact is likely to rise by quite a bit …

.. just to check , that is 2.5 million jobs over a ten year period … roughly 250,000 jobs a year , or 20k jobs a month … that is not an insignificant impact …

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… Cover Oregon is a Disgrace …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 6th,2014

.. and it is going to cause all sorts of trouble in the [ ] State .

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard] ..

.. [link] to the KATU news report …

.. Oregon is , of course , light Blue . Both U.S. Senators are DemoCraps , 4 of the 5 Congresscritters are Dems , John Kitzhaber [himself a Dr] is a DemGovernor , and the legislature is controlled by the Dems . Things are far from hopeless for the GOP , however .

.. John Kitzhaber (the Dem Gov) is on the ballot and is running for re – election . He faces very fierce opposition , becuase four years ago , he was elected with barely 50% of the vote against a little known GOPer [retired NBA star Chris Dudley] . Not sure if Duds is back , but the Cover Oregon debacle has Kitz on the hot seat , with the heat turned up to White Hot . Which is as hot as it gets . My guess is that this colossal mess will make Kitz a sure loser in November …

.. Kitz going down will drag other Dems with him . Not the congressccritters , though . Only 2 of the other 4 House Dem races are competitive . The Oregon legistlature is another matter . So is Jeff Merkely . Ron Wyden is a wily leg vet , but he is thankful that he is not on the ballot . However , Merkely is , and he is a freshman up for his first re – election . Without His Lordship [POTUS] protecting his back , I believe Merkely will come into big trouble come summertime , espc as it becomes known that Kitz is going down . Then , the legislature ..

.. The legislature is competitive , much more so than most people realize . The numbers are : State House , 26 R , 34 D ;  State Senate , 14 R , 16 D . So , one chamber , the other , or both could flip with a big enough wave . The possibility is that the Oregon Senate will flip . The Oregon House is another matter . His Lordship is not on the ballot , and Kitzhaber is , which will make for a very interesting couple of days after election day .

— note — Oregon conducts its elections entirely by mail . So the news of who wins and who controls may not be known until a couple of days after Election Day ..

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… Time for a Demolition Job [Justice with Judge Jeanine] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

… last night [Saturday , 02/01/2014] , Judge Jeanine Pirro took His Lordship aprrt in a masterpiece of media commentary . Judge Jeanine has been amped up before , but she did not need to be on this night . She showed true dignity and decency in taking POTUS to the woodshed , a whooping in which he richly deserved to get …

.. [h/t — NiceDeb] ..

.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… These Guys are Really Pissed [Chicago Ex – Cons] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 2nd,2014

.. these folks , yes I know , they are ex – convicts .

.. but , at least , give them a break , they are trying to make a lawful fresh start of things on the right side . I am still a law and order hardcase , but where folks are trying , we should give them a break or two , maybe ..

.. these folks are supporters of POTUS (Obama) , and they look treally pissed . More than that , they look really disappointed …

.. [h/t — RebelPundit]

.. [link] to the video ..

.. this one is from earlier this week . FoxNews (Megyn Kelly , the KellyFile) covered this on her show on Friday (01/31/2014) . You have to admire their renewed work ethic and determination , but you can understand their frustration . They expected more , much more out of Obama , and he has been a great disappointment to a great many people . He has been what I expected , to be honest …

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… You would think [Competence] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 30th,2014

.. that the ObamaCraps would nominate someone who actually knew what they were doing or knew a pretty fair bit about the country that they were nominated to represent .

.. Apparently not . This idiot that they nominated was a nominee to be Ambassador to Norway . Boy , what a bomb !! Senator John McCain nailed this on the head with his sarcasm …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]

.. [link] to the clip

.. try better next time , you dummies . Dingy Harry may have changed the filibusters rules , but make the DummyCraps pay a political price for this arrogant ass ‘ behaviour in front of a Congressional Committee . Congress deserves better …

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… We knew that ObamaCrapCare was a Fraud …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 27th,2014

.. but just not this bad .

.. so far , from the enrollees , the great mass that are enrolling in ObamaCrapCare are coming from the private market . Only 12% of them are actually uninsured . Which is a significant problem .

.. The idea of ObamaCrapCare is to cover the uninsured . What it has been doing , however , has been to totally screw up the regular insurance markets . It has also called into question how many people are actually uninsured , and how those numbers are being measured . Where that hits is that if these folks are not enrolling , is why ? The law ‘ s official name is the Affordable Care Act . if the insurance is in fact unaffordable …

.. [h/t — HotAir]

.. [link] to the post [and the interview]

Aetna CEO: We might have to pull out of ObamaCare because it’s not attracting uninsured

One of the nation’s biggest health insurers is worried enough about a scenario in which it would have to pull out of Obamacare exchanges that its CEO is willing to talk about the possibility on national TV from Davos. It may be partly a signal to the administration to get this train moving, but it’s no doubt also a reckoning with reality. Obamacare is not attracting the uninsured, and if the administration would stop changing the rules long enough for insurers to get a handle on who is in the exchange population, they’d no doubt find that population is far more sick and expensive than it was supposed to be.

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday that Obamacare has failed to attract the uninsured, and he offered a scenario in which the insurance company could be forced to pull out of program.

The company will be submitting Obamacare rates for 2015 on May 15.

“Are they going to be double-digit [increases] or are we going to get beat up because they’re double-digit or are we just going to have to pull out of the program?” Bertolini asked in a “Squawk Box” interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Those questions can’t be answered until we see the population we have today. And we really don’t have a good view on that.”

He said that so far, Obamacare has just shifted people who were insured in the individual market to the public exchanges where they could get a better deal on a subsidy for coverage. “We see only 11 percent of the population is actually people that were firmly uninsured that are now insured. So [it] didn’t really eat into the uninsured population.”

For Obamacare to work better, it needs more flexibility and choice of insurance programs, Bertolini said. “We need to make it a lot more simpler for people. There needs to be more choice. When you get more choice, you make it more of a market and you get more people in the program.”

Bertolini’s comments illustrate the bind the insurance industry is in—and, yes, they jumped in with Obama on this deal expecting a bunch of people to be forced to buy their product. Obamacare has failed in such a way as to force them to raise rates dramatically. If they raise rates dramatically, the very administration that needs them to stick with the program will be calling them bad apple patent medicine salesmen because vilifying them will be the only hope for politically extricating itself from its policy failure, at least temporarily. And, in the meantime, the industry can’t even get a handle on who is in the exchanges because the administration keeps changing the rules every five minutes. A couple of industry folks told me last week, even if the news about the make-up of the exchanges is bad, it’d be better to figure it out, get some experience with the population, and gauge what can be done for cost containment. Obama’s short-sighted game of switcheroo doesn’t allow much actuarial science to take place.

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… The Continuing Controvery over ObamaCrapCare ..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 26th,2014

.. and the chaos therein .

.. the implementation of ObamaCrapCare has been a colossal failure . Even with the repairs of the website , it is not complete . The middle section [the 834 reports on enrollment] is still throwing off periodic errors , giving the insurers little confidence in enrollment numbers and reports from the government . They have had to take action themselves to reconcile things in order to get an accurate idea of who is enrolled , and who is not .

.. What is worse is the back end . It is still being built . Crist , you would figure that it would have been designed and put together before launch . Not so . Since CGI has been canned by the ObamaCraps , and Accenture has been brought in , hopefully there will be prompt and swift progress in the work . CGI was waaaay over its head . Accenture is a class outfit , top – of – the – mark in the consulting business . They should have been brought in in the first place , damn dummies !

.. it does , however , take time to do the work . Since it will take months to fix the whole operation , and finish the back end , Moody ‘ s has put the entire health care sector under negative outlook financially . to be honest , they deserve it …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]

.. [link] to the video link

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… Eww … This is Not Sex Ed …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 21st,2014

.. it is sexual perversion , bordering on pornography .

.. [h/t — EAGNews]

.. [link] to the news story

.. It is evidently about a school district in Nebraska , where they posted this flyer as a part of sex ed and health ed . Yea , Right , guys This stuff is disgusting enough as it is , but to expose middle schoolers to it is waaay beyond the pale …

.. when you take a look at the article , take a look at the link for the local news story . It should give a fuller picture of the poster that was placed in the school . What one can see from the photo in the news piece is gross  …

 

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