Sunday, November 23, 2014

Remember the Government Lessons of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’? Watch ‘President Obama’ Destroy What You Learned With One Hard Shove. | Video | TheBlaze.com

Remember the Government Lessons of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’? Watch ‘President Obama’ Destroy What You Learned With One Hard Shove. | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"Who needs bills when you can take a presidential shortcut?

In a harsh spoof of “Schoolhouse Rock” this week, “Saturday Night Live” tackled President Barack Obama’s approach to immigration, showing the president literally shove a hopeful immigration bill down the Capitol steps as cheery educational music plays.

Enter the president’s immigration strategy: the executive order."

How Will Obama Fans Feel About The Secret Order He Just Signed?

How Will Obama Fans Feel About The Secret Order He Just Signed?:

"Apparently King Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a heavier military mission in Afghanistan for next year than originally planned, as reported by the New York today."


WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone « Hot Air

WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone « Hot Air:

"The most embarrassing part of this answer is that all of this gets explained in the report on the Keystone XL pipeline project prepared by none other than Obama’s own State Department — published almost a year ago. “The president might want to study it before he addresses the Keystone question again,” Kessler tartly recommends before issuing three Pinocchios to Obama for an absolute falsehood that his own administration has roundly debunked. That presumes, however, that Obama cares about getting to the truth on Keystone, rather than lie to the Grubes on behalf of his progressive agenda, just as his administration repeatedly did with ObamaCare."

Government Agency Under Scrutiny for Telework Abuse

Government Agency Under Scrutiny for Telework Abuse:
"The federal office that stripped the Washington Redskins’ trademark has lost control of its “teleworkers,” who are reportedly gaming the system on the taxpayers’ dime, according to recent reports.
The Washington Post reported that “generous agreements” with three unions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have undermined the agency’s productivity and credibility.
.....“Supervisors are not provided sufficient tools for ensuring that their employees are actually working the hours claimed,” Zinser testified.
“Further, USPTO senior management has essentially prohibited supervisors and employee relations personnel from obtaining building and computer records to follow up on employees suspected of misrepresenting time worked on their timesheets.”
As a result, Zinser said, Patent and Trademark Office examiners can earn pay for time they didn’t work and receive performance bonuses they didn’t deserve. He didn’t provide figures or dollar amounts.
“Managers are prohibited, for example, from requiring employees they supervise to put a device on their computers that shows when they are working, a tool unions call an invasion of privacy,” the Post reported.
“Examiners who work from home, the majority of the workforce, have 24 hours to respond to a telephone call from their boss. There is no requirement that examiners tell their supervisors when they plan to work, as long as the work gets done,” the Post noted."

Report: Illegals Feel Obama’s Amnesty is ‘Not Enough’

Report: Illegals Feel Obama’s Amnesty is ‘Not Enough’:

"In a report that is sure to enrage those who value America’s laws, CBS News reports on the “great” first step taken by President Obama on the issue of illegal immigration, but notes that many feel that the amnesty afforded to them is “not enough.”

Obama/Democrats to America--"You F'ed up, you trusted us"

VIDEO: Eric Holder Removed Death Penalty Option In Case of 4 Cop Killers

VIDEO: Eric Holder Removed Death Penalty Option In Case of 4 Cop Killers:

"Holder does not offer an explanation. Like Obama, he does what he likes without consequence or explanation. Holder allowed only 27 of the 1,236 death penalty-eligible cases that were brought before the Justice Department in 2013.  Now in a case involving 4 cop killers, he has taken the death penalty off the table."

Why 2014 Won’t Be the Warmest Year on Record

Why 2014 Won’t Be the Warmest Year on Record « Roy Spencer, PhD
Much is being made of the “global” surface thermometer data, which three-quarters the way through 2014 is now suggesting the global average this year will be the warmest in the modern instrumental record.

I claim 2014 won’t be the warmest global-average year on record.
..if for no other reason than this: thermometers cannot measure global averages — only satellites can. The satellite instruments measure nearly every cubic kilometer – hell, every cubic inch — of the lower atmosphere on a daily basis. You can travel hundreds if not thousands of kilometers without finding a thermometer nearby.

(And even if 2014 or 2015 turns out to be the warmest, this is not a cause for concern…more about that later).

...In my opinion, though, a bigger problem than the spotty sampling of the thermometer data is the endless adjustment game applied to the thermometer data. The thermometer network is made up of a patchwork of non-research quality instruments that were never made to monitor long-term temperature changes to tenths or hundredths of a degree, and the huge data voids around the world are either ignored or in-filled with fictitious data.

Furthermore, land-based thermometers are placed where people live, and people build stuff, often replacing cooling vegetation with manmade structures that cause an artificial warming (urban heat island, UHI) effect right around the thermometer. The data adjustment processes in place cannot reliably remove the UHI effect because it can’t be distinguished from real global warming.

....In the meantime, the alarmists will continue to use the outdated, spotty, and heavily-massaged thermometer data to support their case. For a group that trumpets the high-tech climate modeling effort used to guide energy policy — models which have failed to forecast (or even hindcast!) the lack of warming in recent years — they sure do cling bitterly to whatever will support their case.

As British economist Ronald Coase once said, “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything.”

Major Newspaper Pulls Cartoon Critical of Obama’s Immigration Reform After Many Call It ‘Racist’ | TheBlaze.com

Major Newspaper Pulls Cartoon Critical of Obama’s Immigration Reform After Many Call It ‘Racist’ | TheBlaze.com:

 "After the Indianapolis Star published a political cartoon on Friday that was decidedly against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, the paper’s executive editor Jeff Taylor said many readers were offended and called it “racist.”

‘One by One They Were Shot in the Head’: Islamist Hijackers Use a Simple Test to Find — and Kill — Non-Muslims | TheBlaze.com

‘One by One They Were Shot in the Head’: Islamist Hijackers Use a Simple Test to Find — and Kill — Non-Muslims | TheBlaze.com:

"Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

One passenger said the hijackers used a disturbing, simple test to identify who they would kill: knowledge of the Koran."

The next big fail? Dozens (and dozens) of schools not only failing to educate, but going broke whilst doing so!--------Essexville-Hampton school employees asked to take 6% wage cut; district is again $600,000 in debt

Essexville-Hampton school employees asked to take 6% wage cut; district is again $600,000 in debt | MLive.com:
"ESSEXVILLE, MI — For the second time in four years, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and administrators are now asking all employees to take wage cuts.
Employees across the board are being asked to cut 6 percent from their wages and benefits in order to climb out of a $600,000 hole, and not everyone is on board with the plan.
The school board on Monday, Nov. 10, approved the latest two-year state deficit elimination plan.
In 2010, the school board approved a deficit plan that included wage freezes and cuts to health benefits to eliminate $653,000 of debt."

The Politics of Names: Democrats to Republicans

The Politics of Names: Democrats to Republicans (click link to find your name!)

An amazing chart of an amazing job-creating state; we owe a debt of gratitude to ‘Saudi Texas’ and the shale boom

Carpe Diem Archives » AEI
The chart shows a most amazing economic phenomenon: Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12.4% and by more than 1.36 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.37 million in October of this year (see blue line in chart). In contrast, civilian employment in the other 49 states without Texas is still 0.26% and more than 350,000 jobs below the December 2007 level (see red line in chart) — there were 134.9 million non-Texas jobs in October vs. 135.26 million in December 2007.
It’s also important to note that while job growth in Texas slowed considerably in 2008 and 2009 due to the recession, the level of civilian employment in Texas never fell below its pre-recessionary, December 2007 level. Also, while Texas was able to actually increase jobs slightly even during the depths of the recession in 2008 and 2009, the US labor market minus Texas experienced a stunning loss of 8.374 million jobs (a percentage drop of 6.2%) in the two year period between December 2007 and December 2009.

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Purdue: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change | WashingtonExaminer.com

Purdue: Just 50%, not media-hyped 97%, of scientists blame humans for climate change | WashingtonExaminer.com:

“Contrary to the repeated insistence of both climate alarmists and the media, scientists do not all agree on the standard climate alarmism talking points,” said MRC’s review of the scholarly report from one of the nation’s leading ag schools."

Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: 'We Don't Give a F--- about Your Laws'

Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: 'We Don't Give a F--- about Your Laws' | National Review Online:
The protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday night grew larger than previous days’ gatherings of protesters, despite the rain and cold weather. Police officers used a megaphone to ask protesters to leave the street outside the Ferguson Police Department or they would be arrested. In this video, protesters responded by chanting ”F— the police” and shouting “We don’t give a f— about your laws like you don’t give a f— about our lives.” Warning: Video contains foul language.

Little Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like a Laser Gun

Little Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like a Laser Gun - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Stacy Middle School in Milford, Massachusetts, took steps to neutralize a dangerous public nuisance: 10-year-old Nickolas Taylor, who had threatened some of his classmates with his weapon of choice while cutting in line.
That weapon is an imaginary laser gun, which he conjured into existence by pointing his finger and uttering laser noises. Quick, get this maniac away from other kids before he disintegrates them with his mind!
Thankfully, school officials intervened and suspended the aspiring sci-fi villain, according to whdh.com:
School officials said the 10-year-old's actions indicated a threat, but his family didn't agree.

History for November 23


History for November 23 - On-This-Day.com
Franklin Pierce (U.S.) 1804, William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) 1859, Boris Karloff 1887 


Harpo Marx 1888, Steve Landesberg 1945, Miley Ray Cyrus (Destiny Hope Cyrus) 1992 


1835 - Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine. 


1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. 


1936 - The first edition of "Life" was published. 


1945 - The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended. 


1971 - The People's Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security Council. 






1983 - The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF) talks in Geneva. 


1985 - Gunmen hijacked an Egyptian jetliner en route from Athens to Cairo. The plane was forced to land in Malta. 


1998 - Dennis Rodman filed for an annulment from Carmen Electra. The two had been married on November 14, 1998. 


1998 - A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county's effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

‘F*** You Zionist Scums’: Watch What Happens When Pro-Palestinian Activists Are Challenged on College Campus | Video | TheBlaze.com

‘F*** You Zionist Scums’: Watch What Happens When Pro-Palestinian Activists Are Challenged on College Campus | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"When Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine organized a mock Israeli checkpoint on campus Wednesday, a group of pro-Israel students reportedly counter-protested by holding Israeli flags and signs and calling for peace."




Feds boxed up, forgot 12,000 FOIA requests | WashingtonExaminer.com

Feds boxed up, forgot 12,000 FOIA requests | WashingtonExaminer.com:

"Department of Homeland Security officials boxed up and forgot about 12,000 Freedom of Information Act unanswered requests, according to an angry Texas congressman.

“It is not acceptable for DHS’s FOIA requests to go unanswered,” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. “The American people deserve a transparent and efficient department where efforts are not duplicative and taxpayer dollars are effectively and efficiently used. I hope DHS takes immediate action to correct this unproductive process and provide the information requested by and for the American people.”

The founders warned of Obama’s executive order on immigration in this 1787 letter

The founders warned of Obama’s executive order on immigration in this 1787 letter | TheBlaze.com:
"While Cato’s Anti-Federalist Letter IV may have anticipated unconstitutional usurpation of power by presidents, it is perhaps the language of his Letter V, dated almost 227 years ago to the day, November 22, 1787, that is most striking when juxtaposed with President Obama’s executive order on immigration."




You voted for these big spending leaches. Why?-----Replace per-gallon fuel tax with higher wholesale tax (Senate Roll Call 662)

Senate Roll Call 662 - Michigan Votes
2014 House Bill 5477: Replace per-gallon fuel tax with higher wholesale tax (Senate Roll Call 662)
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Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on November 13, 2014, to replace the current 19-cent per gallon gas tax and 15-cent diesel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale fuel tax, gradually increasing to 15.5 percent in 2018. When fully phased-in this would represent a tax hike of around $1.0 billion at current wholesale fuel prices, or around 10 cents per gallon. When in place, the tax could only rise or fall by 5 percent per year even if wholesale prices rose or fell faster.
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The vote was 23 in favor, 14 against, and 1 not voting.
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Hune (R)Jansen (R)Jones (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
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