It is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with daily blog posts here. I just do not have to the time I use to due to work and family. I will be looking for a good twitter feed plugin to maybe put as the lead post on the blog’s front page. I have the Facebook page for this blog linked to my Twitter feed and that will be my main focus from now until May of 2014. I will rotate other featured posts at the top of the homepage as I have time and think they may relate to something going on in the news.
I am importing my Twitter feed on the right hand column on the home page. I am still looking for a way to embed them in a post on the home page.
See how well ObamaCare is going three years later.
I argued in a previous post that Totalitarians love bureaucracy and that these Democrats are today’s Totalitarians. The Democratic Party is obsessed with controlling every aspect of our lives and they are about to get control over our health care decisions. George Orwell brilliantly critiqued the Left’s obsession with power in his novel 1984.
Knock Out Game Makes It To California:
An Oakland man says he was brutally attack while riding aboard an AC transit bus Wednesday night. Anthony Lindsey says the attack happened when the bus came to a stop on First Avenue near Lake Merritt.
Lindsey tells KTVU he believes he was a victim of the Knockout Game. He says his attacker hit him for no reason and didn’t seem to be out to rob him.
You have been warned. Stay alert of your surroundings and who is around you.
Unrestrained Liberalism Leads To Fascism:
Some years back, I was having a discussion with several of my liberal friends, who asked what my objection to their ideology was. My answer was simple: because liberalism (or “progressivism,” as they now prefer), when taken to its nth degree, must and does end in fascism. In order to achieve the liberal paradise, and since the common folk cannot be trusted, coercion must be part of the solution; the generation that screamed “off the pigs” now controls most of the levers of the federal government, and have become the pigs themselves.
Consder the mantra: “comprehensive.” Immigration reform, healthcare reform, campaign-finance reform, whatever. In the guise of “reforming” a system that may or may not even be broken (but, since nothing works perfectly, everything is “broken” to one degree or another), the Left insists upon a mandated straitjacket, into which they can cram all their pet policies, nostrums and phobias in the hopes of finally slaying whatever bugbear keeps them awake at night. And that bugbear, when you examine it closely enough, is Freedom.
Like I have been saying.
Obama Met Once With Sebelius After ObamaCare Was Passed: Go to the link to watch a clip from Chris Matthews interviewing Obama. You will be amazed that Obama actually blames part of ObamaCare’s roll out problem on the size of government. Yeah, so create another monstrosity to take over health care in this country, that sure will help the problem.
The Lawlessness Of Obama And The Democrats:
Nor is this the first time. The president wakes up one day and decides to unilaterally suspend the employer mandate, a naked invasion of Congress’s exclusive legislative prerogative, enshrined in Article I. Not a word from the Democrats. Nor now regarding the blatant usurpation of trying to restore canceled policies that violate explicit Obamacare coverage requirements.
And worse. When Congress tried to make Obama’s “fix” legal — i.e., through legislation — he opposed it. He even said he would veto it. Imagine: vetoing the very bill that would legally enact his own illegal fix.
We should be laughing at the absurdity that has become the Democrat Party. The only problem is that their threat to freedoms is too serious to dismiss with a chuckle. We must fight them at every turn or continue to cede ground to their Statist agenda.
Los Angeles Mayor’s House Gets $375,000 Make Over:
The biggest share of the cost — more than $247,000 — went toward new paint and plaster repairs for the interior and exterior of the 8,076-square-foot English Tudor-style mansion, Curry said. That work included removal of lead paint from some surfaces, she said.
More than $61,000 went toward removal of asbestos, a hazardous material, and about $35,000 covered restoration of the wood floors and stone work. Nearly $23,000 paid for carpentry — repairs to doors and wood windows — while an additional $7,000 covered electrical repairs, according to the mayor’s office.
Times are tough, unless you work for the government.
Al Sharpton Condemns The “Knockout Game”:
When a 78-year-old Jewish woman was walking down the street in Brooklyn earlier this month, the last thing she expected was to be punched in the face. Tragically, that’s exactly what happened. The elderly woman was apparently the victim of what authorities are calling a “knockout game” — where, according to police, an attacker or attackers aim to knock out a person with a single sucker punch. It is an alarming trend that is spurring outrageous incidents across the country. It is deplorable, reprehensible and inexcusable. It is insane thuggery, and it is unequivocally wrong. These kids are targeting innocent people, and in many cases specifically targeting Jewish folks. We would not be silent if it were the other way around, and we will not be silent now. This behavior is racist, period. And we will not tolerate it.
The only time I will probably ever agree with the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Feminist Attacks Thanksgiving As A “Day Of Mourning”:
I doubt can even have much of a discussion with someone like this. Get a group of them together and they will shout you down. They are more interesting in advancing their agenda on holidays than anything else.
Obama Actually Thinks You Will Believe That He Is Not That Ideological? No one who is committed to single payer is merely a pragmatist when it comes to politics. Obama is as hard of an ideological radical as they get. He is so ideological that he was willing to lie repeatedly to the American people in order to pass ObamaCare. Lies on top of lies.