Oddly enough, that’s at least 1-in-4 non-gay men’s biggest fantasy come true.
Oddly enough, that’s at least 1-in-4 non-gay men’s biggest fantasy come true.
Do your best to try and act surpried.
Only 30 percent of Obamacare customers are satisfied with their plans, with cost an important reason why.
The finding in a recent survey is significantly lower than people who get their insurance through their employer (42 percent), Medicaid (48 percent) or Medicare (58 percent). It also doesn’t help the administration which has fought back criticism of expected premium hikes set to go into effect next year.
Obamacare customers are less confident than other insured customers they can get affordable healthcare, the research firm Deloitte reported in the survey released Monday. Only 24 percent of enrollees are confident they can get affordable care when they need it, which is slightly lower than the 27 percent who feel that way about their employer’s plans.
Re-education camp time. Update to this story.
Via Fox News:
All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans.
TCU banned Harry Vincent from most campus activities, ordered him to perform 60 hours of community service and attend a diversity training class.
The 19-year-old, who is a member of the College Republicans and the Young Americans for Freedom, said he was told by the university that his conservative views were “inappropriate.”
It sounds to me like Harry Vincent is guilty of being a Christian Conservative white guy – and on a university campus that’s a crime worthy of death penalty.
“They’re trying to make me out to be the classic bigoted hateful white male,” Harry told me in a telephone interview from his home in Maryland. “That’s the complete opposite of what I am.”
The university’s only public comment came in a prepared statement noting “When student’s conduct violates the university’s behavioral standards, they are subject to a disciplinary process, and will be held accountable for their actions.”
On April 29 TCU sent Harry a letter accusing him of violating the university’s code of student conduct – specifically he was accused of “infliction of bodily or emotional arm” and “disorderly conduct.”
The charges stemmed from a half dozen tweets he had posted online referencing radical Islam along with a Facebook message about the Baltimore riots.
“These hoodrat criminals in Baltimore need to be shipped off and exiled to the sahara desert,” he wrote. “Maybe then they’ll realize how much we provide for them (welfare, college tuition, Obama phone’s, medicare, etc.”
In regards to Islam he wrote, “This is clearly not a religion of peace.”
I’m sure everyone in the state of New York is feeling more secure now that toy guns are outlawed.
Via CNN Money:
Five major retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns in New York state, the attorney general said Monday.
Walmart, Amazon, K-Mart and its parent Sears, as well as a small online retailer called ACTA announced a deal with New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman to halt the illegal sales.
He says the toys at issue can be mistaken by law enforcement for the real thing because they don’t have the broad orange stripe down the side that’s required for fake guns by New York state law. (Federal law requires toy guns to have an orange tip).
The companies will stop shipping the illegal toys to New York and will collectively pay fines totaling more than $309,000.
Since 1994 there have been 63 shootings linked to toy guns in the state, resulting in at least eight deaths, according to Schneiderman. He said at a press conference that it was the 1998 death of Brooklyn teenager Michael Jones, whose water gun was mistaken by police for a real weapon, that spurred lawmakers to ban realistic toy weapons.
But “year after year, we found retailers chose profit over safety,” Schneiderman added.
Something new I found out today, Al Sharpton is also an “animal activist” according to . . . Al Sharpton.
Al Sharpton via Huffington Post:
When I tell people that I am a vegetarian, many are often surprised. I of course explain the health benefits, but I also explain the benefits to our environment, as well as my views on animals. As an animal activist for the last several years, I, like many, was outraged at the senseless killing of Cecil the lion. In fact, I even support extraditing the man accused of killing Cecil, Dr. Walter Palmer, to Zimbabwe. But as we are enraged over this tragic death, we should be just as outraged over the horrendous killings of Blacks at the hands of police. Why do we not see the same level of universal uproar, condemnation and calls for accountability when an unarmed Black man or woman is gunned down with little to no regard for the value of his or her life? Perhaps it’s time the world unites around the protection of Black lives, just as it is now rallying around Cecil the lion.
August 9th marks the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. My organization, National Action Network, was on the ground pushing for answers after his distraught father contacted me for assistance. I preached at Brown’s funeral and watched yet another family grapple with the sudden loss of a loved one. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since that catastrophic moment, and even more difficult to comprehend the number of officer-involved shootings/killings we have witnessed since then. Couple that with the lack of prosecutions, convictions and accountability of those accused of committing the killings and we are at a crisis moment. Our collective response must be just as swift and fervent as it is for the death of a lion.
Oh this will not end well…
Via Smoking Gun:
AUGUST 1–A knife-wielding Florida man who attempted a carjacking Thursday night quickly discovered that the vehicle he targeted was an undercover cop car occupied by a pair of armed plainclothes detectives, according to an arrest affidavit.
Dominique Albert, 27, allegedly approached the car on a St. Petersburg street around 9:45 PM and yanked open the passenger door. Albert, pictured at right, leaned into the auto while holding a steak knife in his right hand.
While Albert’s would-be victims were initially startled by the interloper, they quickly rallied.
“Police!,” shouted Detective Daniel Torok from the driver’s seat as he drew his handgun and leveled it at Albert, who “turned and fled on foot.”
Torok and his partner then chased after Albert, who dropped his knife during the pursuit. When the cops caught up with Albert, he “fought Police with violence, but was finally taken into custody after a lengthy fight.” Albert, who allegedly continued to struggle after being handcuffed, stopped resisting after a backup officer “deployed his Taser.”
A search of Albert turned up two other “large, fixed blade knives,” police reported.
Charged with carjacking, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, all felonies, Albert is locked up on $170,000 bond.
At the time of the alleged carjacking, the hapless Albert was free on bond in connection with an arrest last month for shoplifting at a Walmart store.
Good job, Black Lives Matter lunatics, this is what your promoting lies produces.
ST. LOUIS • A Bellefontaine Neighbors man was charged Sunday with ramming a St. Louis squad car and injuring two city officers on Friday night.
Kevin Labriado, 48, of the 1500 block of Comet Drive, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and child endangerment.
Police said in court records that Labriado rammed a police car from behind about 8:35 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Riverview Boulevard. The two officers in the car, 33 and 25 years old, were on patrol at the time and believed it was an accident until Labriado struck their squad car a second time.
Labriado tried to drive off but struck a city fire hydrant, court records say. Police grabbed him, and as they were arresting him, Labriado yelled several times that “This is for the black people!” Several other people were in the car with Labriado at the time, including his 5-year-old daughter, police said.
The officers were not seriously hurt. They and everyone in Labriado’s vehicle, including the girl, were treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
Labriado’s criminal history includes burglary and drug possession. He was jailed in lieu of a $20,000 cash-only bail.
Via Fox News:
A college professor who accused a Connecticut state trooper of racial profiling saw her claims fail when audiotape of the stop proved she was lying, police said.
According to Fox CT, Minati Roychoudhuri, 32, was driving on a highway on May 9 when she was pulled over in the town of Wethersfield. She was cited for failure to drive in the established lane. A month later, Roychoudhuri sent a letter to the Commissioner of Public Safety claiming that the officer had racially profiled her.
“The policeman asked me if I could speak English and if I knew why he had stopped me. I said, “yes” to speaking English and “no” to why he had stopped me,” she wrote in the letter. “The officer did not give me any reason as to why had stopped me. His asking if I could speak English shows that he had racially profiled me and was not able to give me a concrete reason for stopping me.”
And these are just the obvious ones…
Via Daily Caller:
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz released a definitive list Wednesday of 76 “lawless” Obama administration actions and abuses of power.
Cruz’s “The Legal Limit Report No. 4,” obtained by The Daily Caller, delves into little-known and little-reported details of President Obama’s executive actions. Cruz was set to discuss his report at the Federalist Society in the Promenade Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington at 2:15 PM Wednesday.
“Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat,” Cruz stated in the report’s introductory remarks.
“President Obama has openly defied [rule of law] by repeatedly suspending, delaying, and waiving portions of the laws that he is charged to enforce. When President Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws. He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act,” Cruz wrote. “In the more than two centuries of our nation’s history, there is simply no precedent for the White House wantonly ignoring federal law and asking others to do the same.”
Cruz details 76 specific actions over eight chapters. We’ve listed eight of them, as chronicled by Cruz, below:
The Senate record of only passing gas and hot air is still intact.
Senate Republicans fell seven votes short Monday of passing legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, in the wake of undercover videos highlighting the group’s participation in providing aborted fetal organs to human tissue companies.
Just one Republican, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, joined Democrats to defeat the legislation down a mostly party-line vote, which needed 60 votes to pass but garnered only 53.
Republicans managed to gain the votes of Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two Republican women who support abortion rights, with two Democrats: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
The legislation would have blocked about 700 Planned Parenthood clinics around the country from receiving Title 10 family planning funds or Medicaid dollars, even though those dollars can’t be used for abortions. Instead, the funds would have been made available to federal community health centers, which are banned from offering abortions at all.[…]
“There aren’t enough community health centers,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “To increase their ability to meet the current demand and to throw in a few more women who would be knocked out of Planned Parenthood — it would be millions of women — is wrong.”
Click for roll call vote to see if your Senator voted Yea or Nay.
No lions were killed or wounded.
Via Chicago Tribune
Shootings across Chicago left three dead and 37 wounded over the weekend, including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy who were injured in separate shootings about five minutes apart Sunday evening.
The weekend shootings, counted from about 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, pushed the yearly total for 2015 to at least 1,633, according to an analysis of a Chicago Tribune database on city shootings. That’s more than for comparable periods in 2014 (1,469), 2013 (1,208) and 2011 (1,501).
According to a Tribune database on city homicides, 272 people have been killed so far this year, compared with 236 in 2014 and 246 in 2013.
The girl was shot while two other people were fighting at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 5600 block of South Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. One of them pulled out a handgun and fired shots, hitting the girl in the leg, police said. She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
The boy was shot about 8:45 p.m. in 2500 block of North Parkside Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. He was in a vehicle with a 19-year-old man when someone in a gray vehicle fired shots at them, police said. The 19-year-old was grazed on the head and the boy was hit in the shoulder. They went to Community First Medical Center, where the boy’s condition was stabilized.
No additional details were available on either of those two shootings.
You mean you’re not buying the Jack Black support the fascists in Iran (and here) campaign?
Via PJ Media:
It would appear that the American public isn’t quite ready to be fooled all of the time.
Update: A new poll shows even worse numbers for the Iran deal. The Quinnipiac University poll shows 57 percent against and just 28 percent in support. The two-to-one negative split is by far the worst poll yet for the deal.
Below is our post from last week summarizing the deal’s declining poll numbers. As you will read, polls like this — that don’t provide details of the deal — have shown less public support for it. But this is clearly the worst one yet. (Quinnipiac, for what it’s worth, asked a more-detailed question in April and found nearly two-to-one support.)
Apparently, when it comes to the prospect of putting nukes in the hands of one of the most hostile regimes on the planet, the public here can’t be wooed by one of The Idiot King’s signature, “Hey, I’ve got cool celebrity friends” public relations campaigns.
This deal is so bad that even casual observers of political news can plainly see it, which is precisely why Obama’s minions in the MSM haven’t been able to run adequate interference for him. Naturally, the sycophant-surrounded president still thinks the American people can be duped with the same media parlor tricks that got him re-elected, and no one around him will ever tell him otherwise. This is probably being viewed in the White House as Jack Black’s failure, not John Kerry’s.
Maybe we will get lucky and elect some adults in 2016.
May get overturned by court, but make them have to fight it and make the statement.
Via The Hill:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has canceled a contract that provides Planned Parenthood with state Medicaid funds.
Medicaid, the joint federal and state health insurance program for the poor, represents a major source of the group’s government funding, at about 75 percent nationwide.
In a statement, Jindal said that under his state’s contract with the pro-abortion rights organization, “either party can choose to cancel the contract at will after providing written notice.”
The state says it has given 30 days notice to Planned Parenthood, which is under fire after a series of undercover videos showing officials from the group discussing fetal tissue.
State attempts to cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood have been successfully challenged in court in the past.
“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country,” Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate, said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life. It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state.”
Jindal, who trails badly in polls, has sought to present himself as a strong social conservative. Taking on Planned Parenthood could help him with social conservatives in Iowa, who are a force in the state’s caucuses.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Scott Walker over their past moves against Planned Parenthood funding. Both Bush and Walker have touted their efforts against the group.
Via Fox News:
The Obama administration has signaled it may intervene next week in a civil lawsuit in which 11 American families won a potential billion-dollar judgment from the Palestinian leadership over a series of bombings and shootings that killed or wounded dozens of U.S. citizens, a move that critics say would find the government siding with terrorists over its own citizens.
The families won a $218.5 million judgment in February after a seven-week trial in Manhattan Federal Court in which a jury found the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority were responsible for a string of attacks from 2001 to 2004 that killed 33 and injured hundreds. A 1992 law that requires damages in such cases to be tripled, as well as interest on the award, would push it to as much as $1.1 billion. The judgment, which the Palestinians are appealing, would equal nearly a third of the Palestinian Authority’s annual operating budget.
Via Huffington Post:
A glowing image of murdered Cecil the Lion has been projected onto the Empire State Building in New York, to raise awareness of endangered animals like Cecil, who was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage around the world.
Cecil was among a range of animals projected onto the iconic building, including a tiger, eagle, whale and lizard, in a show which trilled spectators on Saturday night in the US.
The images of Cecil and other creatures covered 33 floors of the building in an eight-minute video loop, and could be seen for miles around.
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter folks are saying why are the people ‘murdered’ by police not ‘lionized’ on the Empire State Building? Maybe because attacking or resisting police is a crime?
Update to this story.
Via Breaking News:
Tremaine Wilbourn, who is suspected in the shooting death of a 33-year-old police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, during a traffic stop on Saturday, has been taken into custody, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Details about how and where Wilbourn was arrested were not immediately available. Wilbourn was on supervised release for a 121-month sentence for a bank robbery when the shooting occurred.
Nice to see the media out of the closet in being on the side of RINO Lindsay Graham.
We are happy to add Trump’s cell phone number to the body of public knowledge.”
Gawker has published Donald Trump’s cell phone number, telling readers to “ask him about his important ideas.”
Trump famously released Senator Lindsey Graham’s at a campaign rally last month, asking the audience to go ahead and call him. “In the spirit of open and fair political debate, we now bring you Trump’s number,” writes Gawker author Sam Biddle.
He continues, “Since Trump, in his considered political judgment, has decided that opening up a direct, personal channel of communications between his supporters and his primary opponents is a noble campaign tactic, we think it’s only fair and right that Republican primary voters be able to reach out to Trump himself.”
Via Christian Post:
The Islamic State terrorist organization has reportedly forced a 4-year-old child to join one of the group’s jihadi training camps where the militants indoctrinated him with Shariah law, and gave him a sword and ordered him to kill his own mother with it.
In an interview with the British news organization The Daily Mail, a 35-year-old Yazid mother who is now living as a refuge in Dohuk, Iraq, recounted how she and her four children were taken captive by IS last August near Sinjar Mountain during the period of time when the terror group first conquered large swaths of northern Iraq.
The mother, who is known only by her pseudonym of Bohar, explained that her young son, known by the pseudonym of Hamo, was eventually forced to join an IS training camp where he was trained how to behead and shoot non-Muslims.
Bohar added that the militants attempted to indoctrinate her son into believing that his own Yazidi people deserved to be killed because they were non-believers.
“They told him that Yazidis are Kafir, Arabic for non-believers, and told him he had to fight them,” Bohar said. “This one time, the IS man gave him a sword and said ‘this is to kill your mother.'”
After the family’s initial capture, Bohar said the family, along with at least 2,000 other Yazidi captives, were thrown into prisons. The mother explained that she and her kids were transferred from a prison in Tal-Afar to the Badush prison in Mosul as the jihadi leaders decided what to do with them. Eventually Bohar’s eldest daughter and 12-year-old son were shipped off to Syria.
“Some friends [later] told me my daughter and son were taken to Raqqa, where I believe they still are,” Bohar said.