Obama: 2014 Could Be “Breakthrough Year” – FLASHBACK: Biden: 2010 Will Be a Summer of Recovery

Today, President Barack Obama did what all progressives do.  He told people how awesome the future is going to be.

Citing progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 “can be a breakthrough year for America” after a long season of recession and slow recovery.

When I read this, I couldn’t help but remember this:toon-recovery2-lg

The Administration today kicks off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long focus on the surge in Recovery Act infrastructure projects that will be underway across the country in the coming months – and the jobs they’ll create well into the fall and through the end of the year. The Recovery Act has already funded tens of thousands of projects and put about 2.5 million Americans to work, but summer 2010 is actually poised to be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with tens of thousands of projects underway across the country that will help to create jobs for American workers and economic growth for businesses, large and small.

And how did that work out?

Let’s go to that right wing hack, Jon Stewart:

The NRSC released this:

As I said above, progressives have to talk about the future. It’s all they have, considering their history of failure.

They can’t talk about the past, so they have to keep pointing to the future and saying, “Gee, it’s gonna be great. Just watch.”

Unfortunately for Obama, people will be too busy looking for a new doctor to notice how awesome 2014 is.

By |December 20th, 2013|The Blog|1 Comment|

Under Armour Website Sells Out of Duck Commander Shirts

Breitbart is reporting Under Armour will continue supporting Phil Robertson’s business, Duck Commander, despite the face it disagrees with comments made by the family’s patriarch.

Wonder why:

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The Under Armour website says the Duck Commander shirts are currently sold out.

That probably has something to do with it.

Also, a little common sense:

Under Armour’s views are similar to those of TMZ editor Harvey Levin, who happens to be gay. Levin said though he did not agree with Robertson’s views or comments, his comments were “religious” and “not hate-based.”

By |December 20th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

Update: Horrible Ohio Homeschool Bill Withdrawn

By Maggie Thurber at Ohio Watchdog

After coming under fire for what many were calling the “worst ever” home schooling bill, an Ohio state senator has decided to withdraw a controversial bill that would have required background checks for parents who decided to home-school their children.

Sen. Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, announced her decision to pullSenate Bill 248, also known as Teddy’s Law, late Thursday.

“SB 248 was never meant to be a policy debate about educating children in the home. It was meant to address weaknesses in the law pertaining to child protection. Unfortunately, the true intent of the bill to curtail child abuse has been eclipsed by the issue of home schooling.”

The proposed law was intended to honor Theodore “Teddy” Foltz-Tedesco, who was tortured and murdered by his mother’s boyfriend earlier this year. His mother had withdrawn Teddy from school, saying she was going to home-school him after teachers initiated an investigation into his potential abuse. Both adults were convicted of charges relating to his death and are serving time in prison.

The language in the bill would have required all parents who home-school to undergo a social services investigation, including interviews and background checks, to determine if home schooling would be permitted. If parents didn’t pass the investigation, an ‘intervention’ would be recommended before further consideration of their request to home-school.

“After consultation with Teddy’s family, we have collectively decided the best course of action is for me to withdraw SB 248, and instead pursue a more comprehensive approach to address the current challenges in the state’s social service and criminal justice system,” Cafaro said.

She sent a letter to the Senate president requesting that all further action on the bill be suspended, noting an official motion to withdraw the bill will be made when the Senate returns to session in 2014.

Cafaro also requested field hearings next year to address child welfare in Ohio.

“It is our hope that this new focus will bring the discussion back to where it was always intended to be: protecting children,” she said in her statement.  “I will not include any content related to education in the home in a new bill, or in any other bill.”

By |December 20th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

CNN Reports on Why Americans are Losing Their Insurance and the Doctors Under Obamacare…Yes, That CNN (Video)

If insurance companies can’t cut patients, they’ll just cut their doctors.

But don’t put the blame on the insurance companies. They’re only reacting to the use of force applied because of Obamacare.

This is a direct result of progressive central planning.

And it’s only going to get worse.

I’d love to say this is an unintended consequence, but honestly, I think

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Hat Tip: The Right Scoop

By |December 20th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

Piers Morgan Says “The First Amendment Shouldn’t Protect Vile Bigots” Like Phil Robertson

Piers Morgan strikes again:

He has no idea what being free means, does he?

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Duck Commander: “As a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.”

This was just released at DuckCommander.com:

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Stolen from DuckCommander.com.

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word.  While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.  We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.   Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

If A & E won’t have them, I know a channel that will.

By |December 19th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

Podesta Compares Tea Party Republicans to Cult Members, Forgets Leader Was Socialist Nut Job — Updated

John Podesta was called in to save the Obama White House.

One of the first things he did was malign Republicans as glassy-eyed, suicidal followers who would drink the poison kool-aid:

According to interviews in recent weeks with an array of Obama insiders and a dozen current and former senior aides, Podesta’s hire is explicitly meant to shake things up inside the White House. In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administration’s interest in shifting the paradigm of Obama’s presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” he told me.

He’s apologized for that, but it’s a glimpse of what’s to come.  Consider this: Team Obama’s been playing with kid gloves on up until now.

Regarding the comparison, Podesta forgot one thing.  Jonestown was the informal name for the “Peoples Temple Agricultural Project.  It was a communist commune in Guyanacreated by the followers of Jim Jones.

Biography glossed over part of the story of Jim Jones though.

He was a power player for Democrats when he was in America.

John Fund remembers:

I was living in San Francisco during the period when Jim Jones was a Democratic power broker, known for his ability to deliver thousands of votes. I recall that in 1976, Assemblyman Willie Brown, later the longtime speaker of that body, compared Jones to Martin Luther King, Angela Davis, Albert Einstein, and Chairman Mao in an introduction. That same year, Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter’s vice-presidential candidate, met personally with Jones. So did Jimmy Carter’s wife, Rosalynn. Among dozens of accolades from leading Democrats that Jones collected was this one from Joseph Califano, who was secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Jimmy Carter: “Knowing your commitment and compassion, your interest in protecting individual liberty and freedom have made an outstanding contribution to furthering the cause of human dignity.”

Jones basked in the glow of praise his People’s Temple garnered from gullible politicians, and San Francisco mayor George Moscone, later tragically assassinated in 1978, even appointed him to San Francisco’s housing commission. Jones had been responsible for an incredible vote-harvesting operation that may have made the difference in Moscone’s narrow 4,000-vote victory over conservative John Barbagelata in 1975.

Podesta attempted to tie the Tea Party to a product of the left. All he’s done is given us another opportunity to educate people on his ideology’s history of tragedy.

UPDATE:

Newsbusters wrote about this too:

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone appointed him to the city’s housing authority.  Willie Brown, who later served as Speaker of the California Assembly, in a 1976 introduction compared   Jones to Martin Luther King, Angela Davis, Albert Einstein and Chairman Mao, according to one observer.

That same year Senator Walter Mondale, later elected vice president, invited Jones to meet with him on his campaign plane.  The People’s Temple chief also had a personal meeting with Jimmy Carter’s wife, Rosalynn.

When Jones moved his operation to Guyana, he brought with him written accolades from liberal Democrats.

Wrote  Walter Mondale: “Knowing of your congregation’s deep involvement in the major social and constitutional issues of our country is a great inspiration to me.”

Alaska Senator Mike Gravel thought the People’s Temple “was almost too good to be true.”  California Congressman Don Edwards expressed the wish that “there were more like the people of the People’s Temple Christian Church.”

Joseph Califano, an official in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and secretary of health, education and welfare for Jimmy Carter wrote Jones: “Knowing your commitment and compassion, your interest in protecting individual liberty and freedom have made an outstanding contribution to furthering the cause of human dignity.”

Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said  that Jones’ work “is testimony to the positive and truly Christian approach to dealing with the myriad problems confronting our society today.”

 

By |December 19th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

Today’s Posts at Right Wing News


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I’ve started posting at Right Wing News again.

Here’s what I posted today:

By |December 19th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

New ObamaCare Ad Targets Gay Men With Over the Top Homoeroticism

Continuing a long streak of cringe-worthy Obamacare marketing, this video from Out2Enroll targets gay men and supposedly tries to get them to enroll for coverage.

And do they go the intellectual route?

No, silly. They do it with nearly naked “elves” sucking on fingers and squatting in to the beat of “Let It Snow.”

Because we all know gay men are first and foremost about the sex, or something:

Javier Manjarres writes:

In a video produced by ” Full Frontal Freedom Productions” that promotes healthcare.gov to the gay community, the producers of the video set the gay movement back 10 years with their tired, over-saturated, and homo-erotic messaging of yesteryear.The only thing missing from the video were the Village People and George Michael prancing around in their stage get-ups.

The gay community has made great strides in trying to assimilate into mainstream American, but videos like this, which depict half-naked men “gaying it up” with one another, set back their equality and acceptance efforts.

By |December 19th, 2013|The Blog|0 Comments|

Ohio Bill Would Require Parents Undergo Social Services Investigation to Allow Them to Homeschool

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An Ohio bill would make parents in the state submit themselves and their children to an intrusive investigation before they would be allowed to homeschool their children. The bill, SB 248, is stunning in its heavy-handedness:

It requires all parents who homeschool to undergo a social services investigation which would ultimately determine if homeschooling would be permitted. Social workers would have to interview parents and children separately, conduct background checks and determine whether homeschooling is recommended or not. If it is not recommended, parents would have to submit to an “intervention” before further consideration of their request to homeschool.

It’s being called “Teddy’s Bill.” This stems from the tragic death of Teddy Foltz-Tedesco:

The effort is a result of the Jan. 26 death of 14-year-old Theodore “Teddy” Foltz Tedesco at the hands of Zaryl G. Bush, 533 Creed St., Struthers, who was dating his mother, Shain Widdersheim, 28 Creed St. Bush was accused of running a boot camp like environment, abusing the boy physically and emotionally, and beating him to death.

Teddy’s father, Shawn Tedesco of Sharon, Pa., on Monday said that Widdersheim and Bush isolated the teenager by taking him out of the school system, where teachers, social workers and others potentially may have seen signs of abuse happening.

While I can imagine the pain Shawn is going through, I have to point something out. People saw the signs of abuse.

Family friend April Williams said the family was certain Widdersheim knew about the alleged abuse happening not only to Teddy, but also to her other two children.

“As far as the family is concerned, she knew everything that was going on,” said Williams, who was friends with Widdersheim and whose kids played with Widdersheim’s.

Williams said a grandmother of the children had the children tell Widdersheim about Bush physically abusing them more than two years ago, but Widdersheim refused to hear it.

“She called them liars, and threw their toys in the yard to punish them,” Williams said.

As HSLDA pointed out, even if the state denied Teddy’s family permission to homeschool, he would still be coming home to an abusive home.

It was the system that failed Teddy. Making the system bigger won’t fix that. It will only make things worse for every other family in Ohio who wants to homeschool.

By |December 17th, 2013|The Blog|1 Comment|