I agree - the Hawks were the best team we played.
I actually got to touch the cup when they brought it through Manhattan Beach down near my office. They had their big parade in downtown LA and then they had a smaller parade where I live / work in the South Bay area. The Kings all leave in the little beach community I live in so they wanted to have a parade in their neighborhood as well. Jonathan Quick was hammered! :)
And I had a nice little piece written up about avoiding the temptation to 'slay the world's monsters' and not getting in the middle of an ancient religious civil war. Maybe the yahoo mods are worried they might learn something?
I have no idea how anyone could vote for Durbin after the comments he made about US troops...or how anyone could take Al Franken seriously.
Columnist Jonah Goldberg: "[The IRS scandal] is one of the great public relations turnaround stories of all time. Liberal groups successfully spun the incident as a well-intentioned mistake by a government agency trying to deal with a deluge of new applications from right-wing crazies let loose by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The 'real' story was -- again -- Republican overreach. Never mind that there was no evidence for such an 'uptick' in applications -- Lerner's word. Indeed, evidence suggests that Lerner went looking for that evidence as an excuse for abuses she had already undertaken. So now the IRS claims that a computer crash has irrevocably erased pertinent emails (an excuse I will remember when I am audited). National Review's John Fund reports that the IRS manual says backups must exist. If emails -- which exist on servers, clouds and elsewhere -- can be destroyed this way, someone should tell the NSA that there's a cheaper way to encrypt data."
Columnist Burt Prelutsky: "[T]he Liar-in-Chief claims that the GOP's refusal to raise the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 is one more example of Republicans waging war on the middle class. This twerp has spent so much time in the company of millionaires and billionaires that he actually confuses the middle with the bottom. While it is true that, thanks to his economic policies, a lot of people have seen the American Dream morph into the American Nightmare, even Obama should understand that the middle is not defined by those making between $15,000 and $20,000-a- year."
Comedian Jimmy Fallon: "Obama just had his annual physical, which showed that he's suffering some pain in his right foot. When asked why he doesn't get it treated, Obama said bitterly, 'It's not covered by ObamaCare.'"
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote a letter to San Francisco Catholic archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, insisting he skip a planned speech at a pro-marriage rally because the National Organization for Marriage promotes "disdain and hate towards LGBT persons." Pelosi is reportedly Catholic. Cordileone responded with a message for Pelosi and all Christians on the Left: "[I must] proclaim the truth -- the whole truth -- about the human person and God's will for our flourishing. I must do that in season and out of season, even when truths that it is my duty to uphold and teach are unpopular, including especially the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife." The March for Marriage, he added, is not "'anti-LGBT' (as some have described it). It is not anti-anyone or anti-anything. Rather, it is a pro-marriage March." He also pointed to the hypocrisy of Pelosi's side, which has promoted anything but tolerance for traditional values -- disdain and hate, if you will.
As we know, BO's solution to combat the advance of the ISIL, is to turn to the enemy of her enemy: Iran. I wonder if sending 275 troops to protect its embassy is a lesson learned from Benghazi? Iran deployed its Revolutionary Guard to fight the ISIL.
Oddly enough, Iran has responded coldly. In an editorial, The Wall Street Journal observed, "This outreach to Iran smacks mostly of strategic desperation. It is what an Administration does when it realizes its policy has failed and the damage to U.S. interests is becoming too obvious to hide from the American public. [Obama's] abdication on Syria created a mecca for jihadists and his total withdrawal from Iraq created a vacuum for regional sectarians and Iran to fill."
The Pubs aren't buying the IRS's claim that vital Lois Lerner emails were "lost" during a conveniently timed computer crash. However, BO and his cronies think the American public is that stupid -- and more. The AP reports, "On Tuesday, two key lawmakers said the IRS has also lost emails from six additional IRS workers whose computers crashed. Among them was Nikole Flax, who was chief of staff to Lerner's boss, then-deputy commissioner Steven Miller." Say, six more workers, including another high-profile employee, experienced computer crashes around the same time -- all of which somehow mysteriously erased correspondences, never to be seen again??? This despite a regulation requiring that such emails be printed and archived. Nothing to see here folks, move along. Writing in National Review, attorney David French responds, "The administration's misconduct and its cover-up are so brazen, so contemptuous of common sense and the truth, that they will -- once and for all -- put the media and the Left to the test: When it comes to this administration, does the rule of law matter at all? Does the truth matter at all? Or is it all about ideology now?"
I think we all know the answer to that question...
I have no issue with them or anyone else using whatever loophole they can to keep the government from stealing their money. My issue is the hypocrisy. But libs have the market cornered when it comes to hypocrisy so I guess we shouldn't be surprised...
For years, staff in the VA hospitals spoke up about the wait times, but the administration silenced the whistleblowers. Now the Office of Special Council, a federal department that protects whistleblowers, is investigating 37 instances in which the VA potentially muzzled staff raising concerns about the system. The New York Times reported how VA hospital administrators at an Alaskan hospital placed one of their urologists on administrative leave and ordered security to escort her out of the hospital when she said the wait lists amounted to medical fraud in 2008. But Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson denied the wait-time scandal warranted any firings to clean house. "This idea that, 'Let's fire everybody, let's pull everybody's bonus away' -- that's a bunch of #$%$," he said. Firing incompetent and dishonest employees is a bunch of #$%$? And yet the VA found it worthy to punish the whistleblowers. Something's amiss.
Days after saying America would not be putting boots back on the ground in Iraq, Barack Obama announced the deployment of 275 troops to Baghdad to secure the U.S. embassy and presumably play an advisory role for Iraqi security personnel. This "unbelievably small, limited kind of effort," to borrow from John Kerry, may set the stage for U.S. airstrikes with the aid of ground surveillance. According to one American official, the Obama administration is "open to engaging the Iranians," however it "will not include military coordination or strategic determination about Iraq's future over the heads of the Iraqi people." Meanwhile, "Syrian and Iraqi terrorist forces obtained significant numbers of tanks, trucks, and U.S.-origin Humvees in recent military operations in Iraq and those arms are being shipped to al Qaeda rebels in Syria," reports The Washington Free Beacon. Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Speaks contends, "[It's] really a matter for the Iraqi government to speak to publicly... It is their equipment." In other words, what difference, at this point, does it make?