Apr
21
2015
3

Harry Reid FINALLY caves on opposition to anti-trafficking bill.

Took him long enough: “It took Congress more than a month, but Senate leaders announced Tuesday morning that they’ve finally broached an agreement on legislation to help the victims of human trafficking. After a vote expected as early as Tuesday afternoon, the Senate can then finally take up the nomination of Loretta Lynch.” Basically, the Democrats objected to language in the bill reaffirming that federal tax money could not be used to fund abortions (the shorthand for this is “the Hyde Amendment”). The ‘compromise’ here is that money appropriated for this bill wouldn’t be used for any medical services; medical procedures for trafficking victims will be handled via existing procedures, which are already subject to the Hyde Amendment. (more…)

Apr
19
2015
7

Well, it’s not that I want California to actually *burn*.

Americans live there. Shoot, illegal immigrants live there, and I don’t want to see any of them hurt in a societal crash, either.  But I cannot pretend that watching the state have a -3 or -4 Electoral Vote crash after the next Census wouldn’t appeal to me, and while Jerry Brown is merely the symptom of California’s problems he’s a fairly blatant one: (more…)

Apr
13
2015
5

Pro-#Obamacare shill organization Enroll America now withering on the vine.

(Via @MyCancellation) Well, isn’t this somewhat awkward for Team Democrat.

The main national organization promoting Obamacare enrollment is cutting 100 jobs amid a major retrenchment as key funders turn to other health care priorities.

It’s the beginning of the end for Enroll America, which was set up by liberal advocates of the Affordable Care Act to run a sophisticated, political-style campaign to persuade Americans to get covered. The group, led by veterans of President Barack Obama’s campaigns and administration, was never intended to last forever, but a precipitous drop in funding forced it to scale back to half of its peak size after only two seasons of Obamacare sign-up. That’s a more rapid throttling back than some of the people associated with Enroll had envisioned at the start.

So was Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow.

Moe Lane

Apr
09
2015
5

Senate poised to reject Barack Obama’s horrible Iran treaty. Plus: wanna call it ‘treason,’ Barry?

The phrase that CNN should be looking for here is ‘stunning rebuke:’

Senate backers of a bill the White House fears could dismantle a potential nuclear deal with Iran are closing in on a veto-proof threshold of support.

[snip]

The bill already has nine Democratic co-sponsors and a handful of other Democrats have either expressed support or remain open to backing the bill. When combined with the Senate Republicans and one independent who support the legislation, that leaves backers just four shy of the 67 needed to sustain the veto that Obama has promised.

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Apr
05
2015
2

Happy Easter!

John 20, verses 11 to 18:

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Always my favorite of the Gospel accounts.

Moe Lane

PS: Also: Happy Passover to my Jewish readers.

Apr
02
2015
12

MP3 player advice bleg.

I have grown disenchanted with my iPod. I merely want to buy CDs, rip them to MP3s, then transfer them to my MP3 player for my own convenience; yet, Apple seems determined to not only make that difficult (mind you, I have receipts for everything).  No, it wants to make that obscurely difficult, so that I cannot figure out what is going wrong.

So I want a viable alternative. It doesn’t need to have any extras: I just want something that will play back my music, with a display that I can read.  Oh, and not insanely expensive, either (no more than $200). Suggestions?

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Mar
27
2015
7

The banking industry does Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) a favor.

She will probably send them all fruit baskets:

Four major banks are threatening to withhold campaign donations to Senate Democrats in anger over Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) attacks on Wall Street.

Representatives from financial powerhouses Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America recently met in Washington and discussed the growing hostility towards big business within the Democratic ranks, according to a Reuters report Friday.

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Mar
26
2015
1

‘Steal My Sunshine.’

It was warm today!  So wonderfully, wonderfully warm.

Steal My Sunshine, Len

Mar
25
2015
3

Freedom Watch files racketeering suit against Hillary Clinton.

Hee!

The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.

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Mar
21
2015
2

‘Hardware Wars.’

Because why the heck not?

I myself haven’t watched it in a couple of years.  Worse ways to spend thirteen minutes, to be sure.

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