Hat tip: BadBlue News.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
No idea whether it works or not, but someone claims you can hack a Keurig with a piece of tape.
[The state's health care commissioner approved a] 36.3% increase sought by the biggest health plan in the state, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. She said the insurer demonstrated the hefty increase for 2016 was needed to cover higher-than-expected claims from sick people who signed up for individual policies in the first two years of the Affordable Care Act.
Several regulators around the country agree with her, and have approved all or most of the big premium increases sought by the largest health plans in their states for the new sign-up season that begins Nov. 1.
...the upsurge is likely to be a big talking point not only during the three-month enrollment season, but through the 2016 campaigns, where GOP opponents of the law are expected to use it as a defining issue against their Democratic rivals.
At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey close-captions the story:
A rancher is taking the Environmental Protection Agency to federal court, asking a judge to stop the agency from fining him more than $16 million because he built a small pond on his property.
Johnson is facing millions in fines from the federal government after the EPA determined his small pond — technically a “stock pond” to provide better access to water for animals on his ranch — is somehow violating the federal Clean Water Act.
“We went through all the hoops that the state of Wyoming required, and I’m proud of what we built,” Johnson said. “The EPA ignored all that.”
In a compliance order, the EPA told Johnson he had to return his property — under federal oversight — to conditions before the stock pond was built. When he refused to comply, the EPA tagged Johnson with a fines of $37,000 per day.
Dismantling the pond within the 30-day window the EPA originally gave him was “physically impossible,” Johnson said.
That was in 2012. Today, Johnson owes the federal government more than $16 million, and the amount is growing as he tries to fight back.
ED HENRY: Secretary Clinton, I wonder if I could ask you a couple of questions. One would be—were you aware—were you aware—thank you. Were you aware that your husband wanted to give paid speeches to repressive regimes like North Korea? Do you have any comment on these new emails that raise questions about conflict of interest involving your aide, Huma Abedin? And finally, I wonder — you said there’s nothing unique about this situation. You’ve said this before. Can you name one other Cabinet secretary who had their own server?
CLINTON: Well, let me answer one of your questions because I think that’s what you are entitled to.
As Doug Powers noted the other day as it pertains to Hillary Clinton's public image, "America has spoken."
...The International Office of Migration has recorded 2,432 deaths linked to Mediterranean crossings this year, but countless more have vanished beneath the waves out of sight of rescuers. The official count was set to rise Friday as authorities counted the dead from three shipwrecks off the Libyan coast.
NationHillary shuts down Ed Henry’s questions on Huma, Servergate: Amy Miller
Hillary Clinton HOW DARE YOU CALL ME A NAZI???: Lid
McConnell and Corker lead GOP Senate over the cliff: Scoop
Sources: Hillary Contacted Biden Donors to Express 'Disappointment': Sarah Fisher
Biden Meets with Unions, Trumka about 2016 Run: Sarah Fisher
Mark Levin: I warned Republicans that Obama couldn’t be trusted: Scoop
Friends of Trump: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
GOPe Leaders Give Senators Talking Points For August Recess: Treehouse
Ted Cruz to Lead 50-State Crusade Against Planned Parenthood!: Onan Coca
To Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment: Charles C. W. Cooke
Dem party leaders attacked for “rigging” the nomination process: Paul Mirengoff
The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom: David Harsanyi
We Need a New Republican Party: Conrad Close
Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps: Bill Gertz
We Continue to Welcome Syrian Refugees Into the US: Alyssa Canobbio
Scandal CentralHillary Stops Joking About Emails, But Doesn’t Stop Lying: Hillary Daily
Group: Emails show Clinton, aides mixed State Department, foundation business: CNN
Report: FBI’s ‘A-Team’ Is Conducting ‘Serious’ Investigation Of Hillary’s Server: Chuck Ross
Climate & EnergyJudge blocks EPA water rule; EPA say they will defy injunction: Rick Moran
EPA Politburo Takes Control of Ditches in 37 States: Sara Noble
Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Blocks Obama Water Rule Citing ‘Risk of Irreparable Harm’: Morgan Chalfant
MediaHusband of Virginia TV Shooting Victim Says Guns Not to Blame: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun’: RWN
Killer of TV reporter and cameraman was a "professional victim": Marathon
Geraldo Rivera meltdown gets owned over guns: FAM
Media Yawns as Fox Reports FBI's Investigation Into Hillary Focusing on Espionage Act: Tom Blumer
New HotAir/Townhall Poll: Trump in the Lead, Hillary in Trouble: Leon H. Wolf
DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops: Leo Shane III
WorldState Dept. Gets Around Iran Side Deal By Claiming Parchin Is NOT A Nuclear Site: Lid
Great news from Obama: This nuclear deal “solves” the problem of Iran as an existential threat to Israel: Hot Air
Taliban spokesman admits Mullah Omar’s death was covered up: LWJ
Austrian magazine makes stunning claim about the illegal immigrant flood to Europe and Obama: Vlad Tepes
Islamic State’s New Killing Method — Not New, But Very Islamic: Vlad Tepes
Israeli professor explains why the Islamic State is “the anti-Islam”: Robert Spencer
Russia’s “Secret” Army in Ukraine: The XX Committee
A Reprise of the Killing of Umm Qirfa?: GoV
Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea: AP
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962: Rose Pastore
What Is Parallax?: Jim Lucas
The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined: Mark Pesce
CornucopiaIn pictures, F-22A stealth jets arrive in Germany for Raptor's inaugural deployment to Europe : Aviationist
UFC Signs 19-Year-Old Sage Northcutt: Dana Becker
2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Debut: Jake Holmes
Image: "I asked her if she could name 1 other cabinet secretary w/ their own personal server. She never answered."
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: LIBERTAS: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT
QOTD: "An FBI "A-team" is leading the "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's server and the focus includes a provision of the law [the Espionage Act] pertaining to "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," an intelligence source told Fox News...
...A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained classified information regardless of the markings. The campaign's standard defense and that of Clinton is that she "never sent nor received any email that was marked classified" at the time.
...Current and former intelligence officers say the application of these federal regulations is very straightforward... "Regardless of whether Mrs. Clinton sent or received this information, the obligations under the law are that she had to report any questions concerning this material being classified," said Chris Farrell, a former Army counterintelligence officer who is now an investigator with Judicial Watch. "There is no wiggle room. There is no ability to go around it and say I passively received something -- that's not an excuse." " -- Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
Friday, August 28, 2015
Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages.Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration.
Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns and to tout the party’s actions in Washington. The recess is set to end Tuesday after Labor Day.
“In this packet you will find a number of resources to help you draw attention to our 2015 accomplishments,” Thune wrote to all 54 GOP Senators. “Please use the August recess to hold events in your state highlighting the work you’ve done and the successes we’ve achieved in the Senate,” he wrote. “Spread the word about [the Senate] getting back to work.”
“Back to work” is apparently the new messaging campaign for the Republican Congress. “Since taking the majority in January, the GOP-led Senate has been delivering real results for the American people, showing that ‘back to work’ is more than a campaign slogan – it’s actually happening,” writes a “Morning Messaging Memo” for Republican congressional staffers obtained by Breitbart News.
By Doug Powers
My reaction wasn’t included in this poll, because it’s supposed to be a single word and my response was “Oh God why won’t the Clintons just take their ill-gotten millions and go away and leave us alone forever.”
Hillary Clinton has spent a third of her adult life trying to become president. All for nothing.
Together with her husband she built up a massive war chest using money from foreign governments and speaking fees from non-profits, funneled into her own dirty non-profit and a complex network of unofficial organizations staffed by Clinton loyalists, secured an unofficial endorsement from Obama and carefully avoided answering questions or taking positions on anything. There was no way she could lose.
Now she’s losing all over again.
Hillary has a ton of money, but can’t buy the nomination. She’s spending a quarter of a million a day on a campaign operation with no actual organized opposition to speak of. Even before Biden officially enters the race, she’s falling behind the joke candidacy of Bernie Sanders in key states.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has spent tens of millions of dollars without making an impact. She spent almost a million on polling only to see her poll numbers drop every week. She dropped $2 million on ads about her mother to try to make women like her. It didn’t work. Nothing is working anymore.
Larwyn's Linx: State Dept. tries to laugh off nearly 200 retired military brass who oppose Iran deal
NationState laughs off 200 military brass who oppose Iran deal: Barbara Boland
It Depends on What the Meaning of ‘Crazies’ Is: David Limbaugh
Mullah Corker: Unlikely "we" can stop Iran Deal: USA Today
Hillary Clinton Believes the GOP Field is Full of Terrorists: Kimberly Ross
Panicky Dem donors worry about betting White House on a shady loser: Hot Air
This May Be Obama's Dumbest Gun Control Argument Yet: Daniel Greenfield
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to Unite for Rally: Kim Quade
Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 – 2016): Erick Erickson
Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America: RWN
Jeb Bush to hire noted GOP base favorite Eric Cantor: Joe Cunningham
Still Think Jeb Bush Vs. Hillary Clinton Is Happening?: Josh Kraushaar
Is this really the best idea?: Michelle Malkin
EconomyStates approving huge spikes in health-insurance premiums: Ed Morrissey
Welfare Is the Highest Paying Entry-Level Job in 38 States: ACC
What China's Treasury Liquidation Means: $1 Trillion QE In Reverse: ZH
Scandal CentralUN Gun Control Body Supported By Obama Sets Up Veto-Proof Framework: AWR Hawkins
What? 141 Counties Have More Voters Than People: Tatler
Déjà Vu: When Bill Clinton Pardoned His Former CIA Director over Classified Documents: NRO
Climate & EnergyCongrats to Los Angeles: gridlock second worst in nation—San Fran #3, San Jose #5: Stephen Frank
Breaking: Judge Blocks New Obama Water Regulations: Steven Hayward
Missed warning signs: Why the EPA's toxic waste spill could happen again: Joby Warrick
MediaOn Pretentious Conservatives and The Donald: Camp o' the Saints
The Western Establishment’s Concealment of Muslim Persecution of Christians: Frontpage
Curt Schilling and the Death of Free Speech: Robert Spencer
Don Lemon: Yes, WDBJ Shooter was a Racist: Sooper
Megyn Kelly defends Mexican supremacist Jorge Ramos: FAM
Reminder: FOX Bashing Rachel Maddow Wanted to Work at FOX, Not Failed MSNBC: Progs Today
Mark Levin SHREDS ‘pretend journalist’ Jorge Ramos; ‘bully’ was the nicest part!: BPR
Buzzfeed Article: “Top Racists and Neo-Nazis Back Donald Trump”: Hunter Wallace
Tasteless NY Daily News Slammed for Cover of Obama Fan Murdering Journalists: JWF
WorldPrager University – Are You on the Wrong Side of History?: CI
Mexico warns Texas not to refuse its immigrants' babies U.S. birth certificates: Fox News Latino
Boca Hezbollah Imam Praises Louis Farrakhan: Joe Kaufman
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)FBI: $1.2B Lost to Business Email Scams: Brian Krebs
Facebook hits milestone: One billion people logged in on Monday: Zach Miners
iPhone 6s camera to be amazing; Full specs detailed: Yoni Heisler
Cornucopia10 Key Ways To Break The Mass Delusion Machine: Stella Morabito
Trump: Willing To Kill The Constitution In Order To Save It? I’m OK With That.: MOTUS
"The Way to Win" with the Better Angels of Our Nature: American Digest
Image: Inside Virginia shooter's home: Unwashed sex toys, gay porn, cat faeces and pictures of himself reporting
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: LIBERTAS: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT
QOTD: "After sticking out its chest and crowing about a letter from 34 retired generals and admirals supporting the P5+1 agreement, the Obama administration is laughing off a letter opposing the deal by over 200 retired generals and admirals.
As reported by IranTruth on Wednesday, “Leon “Bud” Edney, a retired admiral who served as vice chief of naval operations, organized the letter in the wake of the one produced by other retired officers in support of the Deal. More than 200 senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House under both Democratic and Republican leadership, signed the letter to Congress on Tuesday, denouncing the nuclear accord with Iran.” --Jeff Dunetz
Thursday, August 27, 2015
One out of about every twelve newborns in the United States is an anchor baby, or the U.S.-born child of illegal migrants, according to a Pew Research Center study.data analyzed by the Pew.
The huge number of foreign children born on U.S. soil– roughly 340,000 per year— is also an economic imposition on Americans, who pay taxes to help raise, feed, and educate those children of illegal migrants.
Eventually, those 340,000 U.S.-born foreign children can join the U.S. workforce and compete for wages against the roughly four million children of U.S. parents that enter the slow-growing U.S. economy each year.
Only 28 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that children born to illegal migrants in this country should automatically be American citizens, according to a 2011 Rasmussen Reports survey. In fact, the proposal is so unpopular that even Jeb Bush, who favors large-scale immigration, has criticized pregnant foreigners who grab citizenship for their kids by flying into the country posing as tourists. Bush described the practice as “fraud,” and asserted that, “Frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country — having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship”
The growing industry of “birth tourism” is so large that even California’s government recently cracked down on the illegal — but rarely suppressed— trade.
It turns out the apartment of this twisted, Obama-supporting TV murderer featured (nasty warning): "unwashed sex toys, gay porn and cat feces."
He also displayed an LGBT rainbow hate flag in his apartment. Say, that reminds me...
To paraphrase Instapundit, what I like best about the Obama era is all of the racial healing.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
John Boehner daring to call Ted Cruz a jackass -- which he did at a recent fundraiser -- is emblematic of the problem.
At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
That remark rubbed some attendees the wrong way.
“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, the president of Native Excavating, who attended the fundraiser... Another Steamboat Springs resident confirmed Boehner’s remark: “I about fell on the floor... [t]o build coalitions to work together in Washington, D.C., you don’t start it out by calling your colleague a ‘jackass,'” she said.
In Boehner's defense, he was probably liquidly exuberant. You know, juiced. Fleemered. Poleaxed.
But this sort of thing is typical for the cowardly Republican establishment.
In 2013, Mitch McConnell said conservatives "needed a punch in the nose"; the following year, he vowed to "crush" the Tea Party and any Constitutional conservatives who dared to challenge the GOOP establishment.
Do you ever hear these clowns talking this way about the people who are actually trying to dismantle the country? Shipping assault weapons to the Mexican drug cartels? Weaponizing the IRS to attack political opponents? Unleashing millions of illegal immigrants on the citizens of the United States by Executive Order? Setting the stage for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East?
No: the vitriol is reserved for those who believe in protecting America's interests, limited government and the nation's highest law.
J.D. Winteregg, who mounted a respectable first-time challenge to John Boehner in 2014, has recruited a top-tier campaign staff, including members of Dave Brat's team. You may recall that Brat crushed the second most powerful House Republican, Eric Cantor, in 2014.
You can help J.D.'s campaign out by clicking here.
It's time to get rid of the soggy, overcooked hack known as John Boy Boehner and replace him with a person that actually has more than 12 firing neurons. And who believes in America.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
FITTING: Court Halts EPA Takeover of America’s Ponds, Streams and Puddles After it Destroys an Entire River With Toxic Sludge
"The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely," Erickson said in his decision favoring the 13 states that sued the EPA over its Clean Water Rule, formerly the Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule has become a favorite target of Republicans as an example of federal overreach.
The judge said the water rule requires more study, including "jurisdictional studies" of natural gas, oil and water pipeline projects in North Dakota. The state is a leading U.S. producer of oil derived from shale rock formations deep underground... North Dakota [had] led the charge against EPA in the court, arguing that the rule violated state sovereignty.
Get your popcorn ready and set your DVR to record C-SPAN on September 9th and 17th. That's when the applicable House committees will begin grilling EPA officials as to the cause of their catastrophic spill (hint: they purposely ignored safety measures).
Isn't it ironic that the very same would-be dictators -- who can't even operate the massive federal leviathan they already control -- are never satisfied with the amount of power they possess? Whoever said "absolute power corrupts absolutely" was talking about every single hack in the Obama administration, including the Hack-In-Chief.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
NationBill Clinton ‘Incensed,’ ‘Very Agitated’ by Hype Around Biden Candidacy: Daniel Bassali
Clinton email had classified intel from 3 agencies: Catherine Herridge
How long before Hillary drops out?: Exam
The White House Lies About Gun Violence . . . Again: Charles C.W. Cooke
Yes, Dems Care More about Grabbing Guns Than About Victims of Violence: Leon H. Wolf
Letter to a Friend: ‘Harsh Immigration’ Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans: Larry Elder
Of Course: Virginia Killer Wore Obama Badge During On-Air Election Reports: JWF
On-Air Murderer Was A Black, Gay, Racist Fan of Serial Killers: Bob Owens
Black Killer's Manifesto: Murders were a Response to Charleston: Ace
Jeb Should Drop Out of the GOP Primary: Jon Gabriel
Wonderful: Trump wants more progressive income taxes: Ace
CNN, the RNC, and how to cater to the political establishment: Carly Fiorina
Hillary Clinton’s lawyer is in the FBI crosshairs: RS
If Obama Endorses Biden…: Dick Morris
VA Lawmakers & the Freedom Caucus Buck GOP Leaders: Matt Laslo
EconomyMark Levin: Entitlement Programs Are Theft From Your Children: Julie Prince
Welfare Is the Highest Paying Entry-Level Job in 38 States: Mack Stetson
Obama rubs elbows with Harry Reid's corporate welfare lobbyists: Timothy P. Carney
Scandal CentralJames O'Keefe: Yes Hillary, I Have Undercover Video of Your Campaign: Katie Pavlich
Why Does Common Core Require Teaching Islam?: Bethany Blankley
Dear Corporate America: Sultan Knish
Obama Admin. Again Warning That White ‘Militias’ are as Big a Threat as Islamists: Publius
Salomon Melgen kept "a ledger of prostitution activities," and it features Bob Menendez: WyBlog
Charles Koch blasts Barack Obama: Mike Allen
Climate & EnergyCA Gov Jerry Brown’s war on cars and suburbs: ProWis
Obama: $12 billion new federal loan guarantees for renewables: Eric Worrall
Solyndra misled government to get $535M solar project loan: report: Times
MediaObama's post-racial America: Black leftists dancing on the graves of dead white reporters: FAM
Black Man Kills Two White People for -- Wait for It -- Racism: AWD
Al Sharpton Pretends MSNBC Is Promoting Him To ONE Show Per Week!: Sooper
Review: 'Plunder and Deceit' by Mark Levin: Peter Schweizer
A Black Woman Condemns ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Viral Video: Celina Durgin
NY Times fine with 'maternity tourism,' but 'anchor babies' is racist: Eddie Scarry
WorldCrazy isn’t disagreeing with Obama. Crazy is believing anything he says: Flopping Aces
“What bothers me about this debate is its incivility, excoriating people as traitors or dual loyalists”: JWF
U.S. and UK politics are mirror images: Cal Thomas
Building an Islamic State in America, One Church at a Time: Daniel Greenfield
Serkan Engin: “Words of Satan: Islam”: Pamela Geller
Toronto man denied subsidized housing for not being Muslim: Sean O'Shea, Global News
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)North Dakota cops will be first in nation to use weaponized drones: Andrew Tarantola
Archaeologists discover Mycenaean palace and treasure trove of artifacts in southern Greece: Robin Whitlock
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking: Andrew Griffin
CornucopiaThe Donald had Jorge Ramos deported from his press conference: MOTUS
College Suspends Fraternity For Expressing Heterosexual Interest in Women: Ace
Stop Iran Rally In NYC, September 1, 2015: Michael Haltman
Image: Mark Levin: Entitlement Programs Are Theft From Your Children
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: LIBERTAS: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT
QOTD: "The issue with Jeb isn’t that he’s the choice of the reviled GOP establishment, but that he doesn’t realize the establishment is reviled. It’s not that Jeb’s political skills are rusty, but that, despite all his missteps, he still doesn’t realize he’s a decade out of step. It’s not that Jeb was blindsided by the Trump phenomenon, but that he is unable to adapt to the unexpected.
Jeb seems like a nice man. He had an excellent tenure as governor many years ago. But it’s obvious that his heart is not in this race, he doesn’t understand our Alinskyite political climate, and he is confused by both his base and modern media. The longer he vies for the nomination, the more he hurts himself and the GOP.
For the good of his country and his party, Bush needs to sit 2016 out." --Jon Gabriel