The Daily Currant is good at writing articles that fool people into believing they are real.
The Washington Post picked up one of the site’s stories and erroneously reported that Sarah Palin was joining Al Jazeera. In March, both The Boston Globe and Breitbart.com ran reports that Paul Krugman had filed for personal bankruptcy, again based on a Daily Currant report.
Needless to say, the real journalists bear the responsibility here: They should verify the news they report or, at the very least, know the sources from which they aggregate.
This morning, they fooled Drudge:
When I read this on Free Republic, I thought it was hilarious.
“Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?” Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito.
“I’m sorry sir,” he replied, “we can’t do that. You’ve reached your personal slice limit.”
Stop and Tisk
Mayor Bloomberg, not accustomed to being challenged, assumed that the owner was joking.
“OK, that’s funny,” he remarked, “because of the soda thing … No come on. I’m not kidding. I haven’t eaten all morning, just send over another pepperoni.”
“I’m sorry sir. We’re serious,” Benito insisted. “We’ve decided that eating more than one piece isn’t healthy for you, and so we’re forbidding you from doing it.”
“Look jackass,” Bloomberg retorted, his anger boiling, “I fucking skipped breakfast this morning just so I could eat four slices of your pizza. Don’t be a schmuck, just get back to the kitchen and bring out some fu**ing pizza, okay.”
“I’m sorry sir, there’s nothing I can do,” the owner repeated. “Maybe you could go to several restaurants and get one slice at each. At least that way you’re walking. You know, burning calories.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer is asked if health care premium increases are going through the roof because of ObamaCare.
His answer? Yep:
This is not a surprise to anyone who A) has been paying attention and B) has a basic understanding of economics.
Obamacare is designed to increase health care premiums. For starters, it mandates insurance providers cover pre-existing conditions. That added cost has to be paid for by someone, and by someone, I mean you:
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers.
Employee benefits lawyer Chantel Sheaks calls it a “sleeper issue” with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers.
“A sleeper issue?” Not at all. Conservatives have been warning about this since it was first proposed.
It’s common sense.
Another way Obamacare forces premiums to rise is by creating more coverage mandates. Insurance companies can’t create plans that cover different health care issues. They have to start with what Obamacare says they must cover. In some areas, that was much more than they were doing, so the added coverage comes with added cost.
Again, common sense.
So, you can believe the intellectual giants behind the Affordable Care Act didn’t realize this would happen, or you can believe what I believe:
They took what they could get, and they’ll build off its failures. The left is playing the long game here. The goal is single payer. Passing Obamacare was just the beginning.
The Supreme Court may have ruled ObamaCare is constitutional, but implementing the controversial federal law would become a crime in South Carolina if a bill passed by the state House becomes law.
The bill, approved Wednesday by a vote of 65-39, declares President Obama’s signature legislation “null and void.” Whereas the law that Obama pushed and Congress passed is known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, South Carolina’s law would be known as the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act.
It would prohibit state officials and employees from “enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws” and “establish criminal penalties and civil liability” for those who engage in activities that aid the implementation of ObamaCare.
Let’s hope the South Carolina Senate has the same spine the House does.
The U.S. attorney’s office for Kansas released the letter on Thursday.
“Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying outtheir official responsibilities,” Holder wrote in his letter. “And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities.”
But both Governor Brownback and the Secretary of State Kris Kobach are expressing confidence that any legal challenge to the state’s new gun law will not hold up in court.
Brownback wrote back in a letter Thursday that “Kansans hold dear their right to bear arms” and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the former law professor who helped draft the law, accused Holder of “blustering” over the issue.
I’m guessing things like this are helping push Jay out the door at NBC:
President Obama held a press conference earlier today, and he said he still wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, but he doesn’t know how to do it. He should do what he always does: declare it a small business and tax it out of existence.It will be gone in a minute
Just so you understand, if a doctor you don’t trust tells you you can’t take your child to another doctor that you do trust, and that doctor gives you the all clear, that’s grounds for police to raid your home and take your child away from you.
Since this happened, the couple has visited their baby, and guess what?
This whole fiasco is being blamed on a “miscommunication” between CPS and the police.
This is what a “miscommunication” looks like:
Everything about this is messed up. The final authority on a child’s welfare is the parents. There’s a difference between willful neglect and seeking another opinion.
And what’s worse, the parents had to agree to never remove Sammy from a hospital against doctor’s orders. So if there’s ever a time when they feel they can get better treatment at another hospital, they can’t or they risk losing their baby again.
And we have the audacity to call this a free country?
This story reminded me of this:
Leftists want us to get past this idea that children belong to their parents. In their minds, they belong to the collective.
Some people are outraged after a high school track team is disqualified from competing in state finals because one runner made a religious gesture. In just a few seconds the boys Columbus High School 4 X 100 relay team went from winning the regional meet, heading to state championships to having it all stripped away. How did the “W” so quickly become “DQ”? Well. when the anchor of the relay team crossed the finish line, he won the race, raised his finger to the sky and that gesture caused the winning regional’s relay team to be disqualified.
“It’s a sad deal. I think it’s a travesty. Those kids work hard,” says K.C. Hayes. Hayes’ son Derrick Hayes is the runner who won the race then pointed to God, turning a once in a lifetime opportunity into a huge heartbreak that will likely last his lifetime. “As a team they reached their goal and in an instant it was just gone, over something we think is a non-issue. I guess someone else thinks it is an issue. He just said dad I was pointing at the heavens” says K.C. Hayes.
A judge with the University Interscholastic League or UIL, which enforces the rules for high school athletics, was there at the meet in Kingsville and made the call to disqualify the four member relay team. “For those kids the work they put in, what are we teaching them? Ok you’re going to sacrifice, work hard and do everything it takes and ok it’s just ripped away,” says Hayes.
“It’s a harsh consequence for what some people may deem a small gesture. The rule states no celebratory gestures including raising your arms,” explains Columbus I.S.D. Superintendent Robert O’Connor. According to the UIL the relay team was disqualified for “unsporting conduct”. The UIL also points out, it does not have a rule prohibiting religious expression. “You can do whatever you want to in terms of prayer, kneeling or whatever you want to once you get out of the competition area. You just can’t do it in the competition area. It goes back to the taunting rule. I can’t taunt my opponent,” O’Connor explains.
This goes back to the arch-nemesis of common sense: the zero-tolerance rule.
How hard is it to use judgement? No, the student wasn’t taunting. He was giving thanks.
If he was all, “Thanks God! In your face, chumps! Second place is the first loser,” then yeah. DQ them.
But this is a judge refusing to show judgement because he’s afraid some parent might have his job.
While I was driving back from Columbia today, I listened to El Rushbo. One thing he does, and I think Hannity copies this, is compile different sound bites from different news broadcasts that not only have the same message, but actually all use the same terminology.
We’ve got a media montage here. That press conference the other day really rattled these guys in the media. They thought that Obama’s reelection was gonna usher in an LBJ-style, Great Society avalanche of liberalism — and they’re getting worried Obama can’t deliver. He couldn’t deliver his own party on a gun control bill. Let’s listen to the montage. We got Dan Balz, Jessica Yellin, Al Hunt, F. Chuck Todd, Bob Shrum, Tom Brokaw, and Cokie Roberts.
BALZ: Analogies are made to Lyndon Johnson and he should be more like Lyndon Johnson, breaking arms and legs and twisting everybody.
YELLIN: He’s not LBJ! Everybody knows that!
HUNT: He’s not LBJ.
TODD: He’s not gonna ever be LBJ.
SHRUM: The Lyndon Johnson comparison…
ROBERTS: Why doesn’t he just knock heads like LBJ did?
BROKAW: Lyndon Johnson gave quite a few press conferences, and he shut that down.
ROBERTS: When you listen to LBJ, that is leadership.
RUSH: Where in the world did this come from?
That’s a good question, but not what I want to focus on. I want to focus on how LBJ operated.
He was a bully. Flat out.
Take a look at this photo:
That’s not LBJ going in for a little open mouth guy on guy action. That’s Whitney Young getting “The Johnson Treatment.”
Here’s Johnson pulling it on 90 year old Senator Theodore Green:
Here’s one of the most iconic photos of Johnson being a bully:
The Johnson Treatment has been described as having ‘a large St. Bernard licking your face and pawing you all over.’ LBJ was a big man, and the original “close talker.” The Johnson Treatment was a singular combination of physical intimidation and coercion, and it was one of his most effective tools as he mastered the Senate, and later, to a far lesser degree, the Presidency. The phrase “The Johnson Treatment” is sometimes also used to describe being violated by unwanted company. LBJ would paw you, lean into you, get right up in your grill and ask you for a favor. Except it wasn’t really asking.
So when these guys say Obama isn’t Johnson, they’re saying he’s not able to lean into people’s grill and intimidate them.
I don’t disagree. Does this guy intimidate you?
Yeah, me neither.
And another way he’s not like LBJ is an assumption on my part, but I’m confident he’s not dropping N-bombs during casual conversation:
[LBJ's] racial attitudes were mixed up beyond any possibility of our untangling them cleanly now: Mr. Dallek quotes him defending the Supreme Court appointment of the very well-known Thurgood Marshall, rather than a black judge less identified with the civil rights cause, by saying to a staff member, “Son, when I appoint a nigger to the court, I want everyone to know he’s a nigger.”
And, let’s not forget:
The man those leftist journalists want Obama to be like dropped N-bombs like a hipster drops “before it was cool.”
So, today’s media wants Obama to be more like a racist bully from the 60s.
And the only thing saving their play is the collective ignorance and apathy of a majority of the public schooled American public.
And, who besides the new media is going to call them on it?
This is, apparently, the kind of thing that was happening in Watertown, Mass during the hunt for the young Islamic terrorist jackass who doesn’t deserve to have his name mentioned on this website. If this is what a voluntary search looks like, I’d hate to see what would happen if you expected to see a search warrant.
The fourth amendment says:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
I realize there was a man hunt going on, but if this is how we’re going to treat our fellow citizens at their own front door then the terrorists have already won.
On Tanan’s eleventh birthday, there was an accident; a bad accident. His early gift of magic was beginning to feel like a curse as he found himself hunted by the King’s Legion, who would stop at nothing to find him. War was coming, and it was up to Tanan to stop it, at any cost. GET IT NOW