Some snitches get stitches — others get speeches.
Amid revelations last week that he served as a shady FBI informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton hosted a high-profile address by obama Friday at Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in Midtown.
Sporting broad grins, the old political allies embraced warmly before obama’s fiery address that predictably made no reference to the rat allegations that have gnawed at Sharpton in recent days.
obama instead shoveled praise on his embattled host and lauded Sharpton’s history of controversial activism. (obama obviously condones Sharpton's race-baiting-for-profit activities.)
Court orders mean nothing to the king.
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.
Cliven Bundy went head to head with obama's Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.
Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against obama's BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.
"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what obama's BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."
The obama's federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."
However, today obama's BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.
For the record, obama did coke, too. He said so in his book.
DURHAM, NC — A drug trafficker who worked for Al Sharpton’s nonprofit in the 1980s said that despite the preacher’s denials, he was eager to get a slice of the lucrative drug deal captured on FBI surveillance video.
“It was greed. He just wanted money,” Robert Curington, 72, told The Post during a two-day interview at his North Carolina home, detailing for the first time how Sharpton stepped into the FBI’s trap — and was then forced to become a federal informant.
Sharpton has said he showed interest in the drug deal only because he feared the undercover agent was armed. He also claimed that he snitched for the feds — as first reported by The Smoking Gun this week — because the mob was threatening him.
Curington called all of that a tall tale.
He instead provided a detailed account of how Sharpton wined and dined a man he thought was a South American drug lord — and said Sharpton met him not just once, but three times.
Even though she resigned, she will most likely be in the unemployment compensation line, Monday morning for sure.
"The citizens of Vermont always (have) the choice of packing up and moving to Mississippi to live in red state heaven"
They may do just that once the 59% tax increase hits them smack in the face. LOL
Just as obama's 5th summer of recovery approaches. Oh, well, people weren't going to drive much anyway. They have to use their gas money to pay their obamacare premiums.
A Thursday Huffington Post article highlighting obamacare victims is causing quite a stir on the left.
The piece, titled "How obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors," breaks from the Huffington Post's usual embrace of obamacare and features the voices of Covered California customers who are already dissatisfied with the health insurance they bought through the Covered California exchange.
"My insurance is pretty useless," 35-year-old new Los Angeles mother Ruth Iorio told HuffPo. "I don't know what to do. I may just drop it for myself and keep my son on it. It's really depressing." (Good luck with that. obama has made it almost impossible to drop your obamacare insurance.)
Iorio says her obamacare plan is worthless because after over a dozen calls, she still cannot find doctors who accept her obamacare plan who are also practicing in a hospital that accepts her coverage. Prior to buying through the California obamacare exchange Iorio had an individual Blue Shield plan that cost less and covered a wide array of doctors and hospitals. Iorio's plan is so bad that after giving birth to her son she learned her obamacare plan did not cover her UCLA ob-gyn, forcing her to pay out of pocket.
"I'm paying $500 a month and every doctor I'm calling is saying, 'No, I can't see you,'" said Iorio.
She added, "I feel like a second-class citizen." (Supposedly, 7.1 million fools signed up for this and that's all the lib loons want to talk about. They have not yet been sick and when they do get sick, they too will be second class citizens. Neat, huh?"
By Megan McArdle
Of the plans that states have hatched for obamacare, none has been bolder than that of Vermont, which wants to implement a single-payer health-care system, along the lines of what you might find in Britain or Canada. One government-operated system will cover all 620,000 of Vermont’s citizens. The hope is that such a system will allow Vermont to get costs down closer to Canada’s, as well as improve health by coordinating care and ensuring universal coverage.
Just two small issues need to be resolved before the state gets to all systems go: First, it needs the federal government to grant waivers allowing Vermont to divert Medicaid and other health-care funding into the single-payer system. And second, Vermont needs to find some way to pay for it.
Although Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017, the state hasn’t drafted a bill spelling out how to raise the additional $1.6 billion a year (based on the state's estimate) the system needs. The state collected only $2.7 billion in tax revenue in fiscal year 2012, so that's a vexingly large sum to scrape together.
Health care insurance premiums going up, up, up.
Food prices going up, up, up.
Number of food stamp recipients going up, up, up.
Interest rates going up, up, up.
Deficit going up, up, up.
Taxes going up, up, up.
Americans in the work force going down, down, down.
Incomes going down, down, down.
New home sales going down, down, down.
obama's poll ratings going down, down, down.
Don't ya just love obamanomics? Did you vote for this. If so, you are to blame. LOL
freebeacon | april 4, 2014
Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee testified before a Congressional committee about the successes of obamacare in California. “It takes, in our mind, three things for an exchange to work. It takes having affordable health plans delivering quality care, it takes effective marketing outreach, and it takes effective enrollment,” Lee said. Sadly though, Californians newly enrolled in Covered California are facing the grim reality that the care they are receiving is neither affordable, nor quality. Few doctors are accepting the new health insurance plans, Californians say. One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, “This is not what we were promised.”
New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | April 6, 2014 | By Susan K. Livio
While the federal government was trumpeting the benefits of obamacare to boost enrollment earlier this year, about 1,800 families in New Jersey were receiving letters telling them their children would be losing their health coverage last week.
obamacare — the federal law that mandates everyone have insurance — effectively killed FamilyCare Advantage, a low-cost option for kids in New Jersey.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was the only insurance carrier that agreed to offer the FamilyCare Advantage plan, which covered most medical, dental and vision needs for the relative bargain of $144 a month per child.
But it didn’t offer mental health treatment and several other services (such as abortions, sex-changes, birth control, etc.) obamacare requires, and that was the fatal flaw, said Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), who sponsored the law creating the program.
to compile a list of accomplishments during tenure as Sec of State... Maybe the lib loons on this board can help. Why don't ya all start a list below:
Hillary's accomplishments as Sec of State
Oops, did I say "Are ya laying there dead? Quick, buy a big HEALTH insurance policy like they do in all of the "civilized countries"."
Make that "Quick, buy a big LIFE insurance policy like they do in all of the "civilized countries"."
Are ya worried about your house burning down? If so, buy a home owner's insurance policy. Transfer the risk of a big loss to an insurance company. If the house has already burned down, there no longer is a risk of that happening and you can no longer buy insurance because of the precondition. At this point, all you are trying to do is get someone else to pay your bills. Lib loons are good at this.
Are ya laying there dead? Quick, buy a big health insurance policy like they do in all of the "civilized countries".
obama;s State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors.
In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the obama State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. (Maybe Hillary can tell us.)
The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors (and donors to their election campaigns).
(AP) In late March, obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The clown stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president's stay, including about two weeks for an advance team, was $1,522,646.36. (Nothing was accomplished.)
On one hand, they like the idea of electric cars (even though they don't realize where electricity comes from), but don't like the fact that Tesla's are assembled using robots rather than union goons. Lib loons pretend to dislike pollution yet favor cars run by toxic lithium batteries. Lib loons are unaware of the carbon footprint caused by Teslas. They will have to learn this the hard way.