And the lib loons tell us what a great job obama has done with the economy.
LOS ANGELES -- The driver of a stolen Model S sedan that crashed and split in two in west Los Angeles nearly a week ago has died.
The L.A. County Department of Coroner said today that the driver, Joshua Michael Flot, 26, of Inglewood, Calif., died on Monday.
The car, stolen from Tesla Motors Inc.’s service center in west Los Angeles early on July 4, outran police before crashing at a high speed into vehicles on La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood.
The Model S then struck a steel pole and split in two, igniting a fire in the luxury sedan, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Department reports. (Authorities are trying to figure the impact the fire had on global warming.)
CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. AP — Americans should be braced for a long battle against the brutal terrorist group Islamic State that will test U.S. resolve — and the leadership of the commander in chief, says Leon Panetta, who headed the CIA and then the Pentagon as Al Qaeda was weakened and Osama bin Laden killed. (Earlier Panetta said this could have been avoided had obama not pulled out all the troops from Iraq and boasted about it. When Panetta "speaks", he is merely moving his lips. What you hear is Hillary trying to cover her butt.)
"I think we're looking at kind of a 30-year war," he says, one that will have to extend beyond Islamic State to include emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere.
obama's economy would be a total disaster without the oil industry. With it, the disaster remains but it is not total.
Eagle Ford, Permian drilling production surges
Fuel Fix ^ | October 3, 2014 | Vicki Vaughan
Spurred by drilling across Texas and led by the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin, crude oil production in Texas rose more than 23 percent in August compared to August 2013, according to the Texas Petro Index.
Oil production totaled an estimated 95.56 million barrels in August compared with 77.6 million barrels in August 2013, according to economist Karr Ingham, who developed and maintains the Texas Petro Index.
In addition, the 307,700 employees who are estimated to work for drilling and oil-field service companies surpassed 300,000 for the second time since the index was launched in 1995. Employment rose 8.3 percent for the month compared to August 2013.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has begun using Apache AH-64 attack helicopters to strike at ISIS targets inside Iraq, the first time the aircraft have been used for offensive strikes since arriving in Baghdad in early July.
Their use opens up a new capability in the airstrike campaign against ISIS in Iraq, but one that also comes with risks, as they could be vulnerable to ground fire.
A defense official confirms that Apache helicopters were used this weekend as part of four airstrikes on a large ISIS force northeast of Fallujah. The attack was conducted in coordination with Air Force fighter aircraft that supported the operation.
A press release by U.S. Central Command said the air strikes near Fallujah “struck two mortar teams, a large ISIL [ISIS] unit and two small ISIL units.”
"You and obama blah, blah, blah"
"Me and obama? I don't even know the guy."
The blame game it's a higher gear.
Now, from AP . . .
Democrats are starting to play the blame game as they face the possibility of losing the Senate in November.
Tempers are running high a month out from Election Day, with polls showing Democratic candidates trailing in the crucial battleground states that will decide whether the Congress flips to Republican control.
obama to Steel Plant Manager: Because you are stupid.
mediaite ^ | 10/4/14 | Josh Feldman |
obama held a town hall yesterday in Indiana, and faced a question from a steel plant manager about rising health care costs. And obama told him he might not be “shopping effectively enough.”
The man said, “One of the questions I had is about the health care costs. We are seeing almost a double-digit increase in health care costs every year. So do you think that trends will go down and what can we do to control that trend?”
obama answered, “The question is whether you guys are shopping effectively enough, because it turns out that this year, and in fact over the course of the last four years, premiums have gone up at the slowest rate in 50 years.”
He touted this fact quite a bit and ended by telling the man he’ll make sure he gets put in contact with health care people. obama said, “I’ll bet we can get you a better deal.” (A better deal for the insurance companies?)
CBS Local ^ | October 5, 2014 | by David Madden
A new poll suggests many New Jersey residents don’t have a lot of confidence in bucko's performance in office.
That’s the assessment of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Director Patrick Murray breaks down the numbers:
“He’s got a 41-percent approve to 54-percent disapprove rating among the state’s voters. These are the worst numbers that we have ever recorded in our poll for ofama since he took office in 2009.”
Murray suggests one major reason is women:
“His rating among women is 45-percent approve to 50-percent disapprove. That’s the first time we’ve ever had more women disapprove than approve of the job that the clown has done here in New Jersey.”
One-size-fits-all health care could mean bankruptcy and death
The Washington Times
As the mother of two chronically ill children, I have long faced high health care costs. My sons suffer from a rare bone-marrow failure syndrome called Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and have secondary mitochondrial disease that requires treatment with a broad range of expensive medications. We averaged $10,000 to $12,000 a year in billed out-of-pocket medical expenses before obamacare became law. In 2013, we incurred just over $27,000 in out-of-pocket medical expenses. obama’s signature piece of legislation has more than doubled our yearly medical costs.
Having read the then-proposed Affordable Care Act in 2010, I was skeptical of the legislation from the start. I knew that a vast expansion of government involvement in health care would create unintended consequences, and I publicly warned my own senator, Kay R. Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, about the impact the legislation would have on my children. Though she denied the truth of my claims at the time, almost everything I imagined would happen because of the law has come to fruition.
Read more at Washington Times.
obama? Never heard of him. Honest.
Boston Globe ^ | 10/05/14 | Noah Bierman
But the lengths to which Democratic candidates are going this year to avoid association with obama has become one of the most striking themes of the 2014 elections. Grimes’s ad may be the bluntest presidential rejection, but she is hardly alone.
Democrats in key House races from Texas to Florida, and in close Senate races in Louisiana, Alaska, Arkansas, and West Virginia, have taken aim at obama, his policies, or both in ads.
Representative Pete Gallego, a Texas Democrat, ran an ad criticizing the GOP for the shutdown in which he also bragged that “I told the president ‘no’ to special treatment for Congress when he tried to exempt them from obamacare.” (Sure ya did, ya lyin' weasel.)
And the November elections rapidly approach.
newsmax ^ | 10/5/14
Americans lack confidence in obama's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.
With Election Day about a month away, more than half those in the survey said Washington can do little to effectively lessen threats such as climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty and an unstable job market.
"I think what we've got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things," said Joe Teasdale, 59, who lives in southwest Wisconsin and works as an assistant engineer at a casino.
For many of those questioned in the poll, conducted before doctors in Texas diagnosed a Liberian man with the Ebola virus, the concern starts with the economy.The poll found that 9 in 10 of those most likely to vote in the Nov. 4 election call the economy an extremely or very important issue. Teasdale is among those who say the slow recovery from the recession is a top concern.
newsmax ^ | 10/4/14 | t beamon
As many as 30 million Americans could lose their employer-sponsored healthcare at the end of the year because those plans will not meet the requirements of obamacare, health policy expert Betsy McCaughey said on Saturday.
"Most people still get their health insurance through an employer," McCaughey, who also is a Newsmax columnist, told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Fox News program. "Thirty million people could lose their on-the-job coverage this year and be forced onto one of those exchanges.
"The plans that the employers bought in the small-group market are suddenly no longer eligible — and employers are going to be stuck with going to the very expensive obamacare one-size-fits-all requirement or saying to their employees, 'I am sorry, you will have to get it somewhere else.'
"We're going to see a lot of that in the coming months," McCaughey said.
Under obamacare, many companies with fewer than 50 employees have insurance plans that are set to expire this year. Those plans were purchased before the healthcare law took effect — and employer mandates for such businesses were illegally delayed by obama until Jan. 1, 2015.
That's a typical response from you. Nothing intelligent to say but ya gotta say something. It must suck being you. LOL
And the lib loons tell us our borders have never been so secure.
Who Says the Economy is Better than it Looks. It's obama and he lies. Ask erazor111
Townhall. ^ | October 3, 2014 | Donald Lambro
WASHINGTON - The painful, underperforming obama economy remains Topic A here in the nation's capital and across the country. Pre-midterm election polls show that the voters are just as unhappy as ever over the clowns's mismanaged handling of the economic life of our nation, and Democrats are wringing their hands over expectations that it will cost them their congressional jobs on Nov. 4.
It's gotten so bad that even some members of the liberal news media have become a great deal more critical of an economy that one analyst said "simply isn't as healthy as the headline numbers suggest."
Even former President Bill Clinton, the man who will be choreographing Hillary Clinton's 2016 White House bid, is calling for cutting corporate tax rates as part of a sweeping overhaul of the tax code. The pro-business U.S. Chamber of Congress ran a full page ad in the Washington Post Thursday with this quote from Clinton emblazoned across the top: "America has to face the fact that we have not reformed our corporate tax laws when 100% of the people, from Democrats, Republicans, Independents, agree we need to… We have the highest overall corporate tax rates in the world. We need tax reform."
Well, Bill, not all Democrats would agree with that. Ever since he took office, obama's been pushing to raise taxes on businesses, and has never really warmed to the idea of any reforms that would lower rates. Democratic leaders in Congress have been downright hostile to the idea.
The result has not only been tax reform gridlock, but a chronically weak, lackluster economy held back by anti-investment, anti-growth and anti-job tax policies.
This doesn't get reported on the nightly news where its highly paid anchors have simply ignored these issues. But long-suffering, underpaid and jobless Americans are fed up and will have their say in November.
Leon Panetta says you are wrong. And that means Hillary says you are wrong. You better hop on the band wagon like a good lib loon.
AFP Worldwide ^ | 10/3/14 | AFP
Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing obama's top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq.
Retaining a small US force would have helped contain sectarian violence and prevented the conditions that helped open the door to the onslaught of the Islamic State group, which has seized a large area of Iraq in recent months, Panetta argues in a soon-to-be released book, "Worthy Fights."
In the fall of 2011, "it was clear to me -- and many others -- that withdrawing all our forces would endanger the fragile stability then barely holding Iraq together," Panetta wrote in an adapted excerpt published in Time magazine Thursday.
"Privately, the various leadership factions in Iraq all confided that they wanted some US forces to remain as a bulwark against sectarian violence," he wrote.
While Defense and State Department officials tried to broker an agreement with the Baghdad leadership, the White House took a back seat and showed little determination to make the deal happen, Panetta said.
The US government had "leverage" but chose not to use it, he wrote.
Different Kind of Death Panel
Life News ^ | 10/3/14 | Jennifer Popik, JD
Californians with health insurance obtained through the obamacare exchange are continuing to find themselves being turned away when they seek out many top health care specialists and hospitals, according to the latest report in an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Times.
The obama Health Care exchange (called Covered California within the state) has the power to exclude insurance plans in the exchange based on rate increases. The problem is the plans often need to raise rates to ensure access to high-level life-saving care. Because plans are worried about being booted from doing business in the state exchanges, they have slashed costs by dramatically reducing access to highly effective–and therefore more expensive–doctors and medical centers.