Friday, March 27, 2015

Interesting: Scandals forcing Hillary Clinton to delay announcement of 2016 campaign...

Do American voters, and Democrats, really want 4 years or more of nothing but scandals?

Via Washington Times
Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector general’s report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.
A Democratic strategist familiar with her team’s thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell.
The accusation that a top Obama administration official did favors for the three politically connected Democrats follows other damaging revelations swirling around Mrs. Clinton, including that the Clinton Foundation pocketed foreign donations while she was secretary of state and that she exclusively used a private email account that concealed official business while she was in office.
“She is being tarnished before the race starts. It’s kind of like if you’re a race horse having a leg broken on a regular basis and the wound never heals,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a veteran Democratic campaign adviser who worked for President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.

Congratulations: You are footing the bill for federal employees doing union work all day...

Federal and state employees should be banned from unionization.

Via FOX News
When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday — not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions.
Hice told Fox News he was shocked by what he found.
“Waste on an egregious level by federal employees who are taking taxpayer monies and using it for purposes other than the reason they were hired,” Hice said.
It’s called “official time,” and it was sanctioned into law by Congress in 1978. Lawmakers voted to allow federal employees who are union members to spend part of their day addressing union issues. The reason behind the law: Federal employees are not required to join a union even if they are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The Civil Service Reform Act was designed to make up the financial gap of unions having to represent employees who did not pay dues, by allowing federal workers to “volunteer” time during their working hours to address grievances, work on collective bargaining and deal with other issues....

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tweet of the Day: @Germanwings ridiculous reason for not releasing the pilots names...

Pro-Abortion supporter throws Molotov cocktail at anti-abortion protesters outside Planned Parenthood

Can someone teach the left to protest peacefully like the Tea Party? 

State Dept's Professional Liar Jen Psaki: Bowe Bergdahl Swap ‘Absolutely’ Worth It

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gallop: Only 32% of Americans worry a great deal about global warming.

When Al Gore starts flying coach and sells his mansions, I will start worrying.

Via Gallop:

Flashback: Obama celebrated trading five Taliban commanders for Bergdahl at White House with Bergdahl's parents

Sargent Bowe Bergdahl is finally formally charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. 

Obama celebrated trading five Taliban commanders for Sargent Bergdahl by inviting Bergdahl's apparently loony parents to the White House. 

Susan Rice claimed Bergdahl served with "Honor and Distinction." Yeah. Right.

The White House backed up Susan Rice's disingenuous claim.

Congratulations: You are spending $150,000 to test “mindful eating intervention” on third graders

Zen snacking? 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spending nearly $150,000 to test a “mindful eating intervention” on third graders in California.
A grant awarded earlier this month outlined the project that will use the methods of a Zen teacher to try to fight childhood obesity and turn kids into “change agents” to teach others how to eat healthily.
The project, entitled, “Foodie U: The Impact of a Pilot Mindful Eating Intervention on Food Behaviors Among Children and Families,” will focus on low-income Hispanic children.
“The elementary school age is a crucial period for developing life-long dietary habits while parents still significantly influence their food intake,” the grant said. “A school-based mindful eating intervention with parent involvement may positively influence children’s food behaviors.”
Mindfulness is a New Age meditation technique that traces its origins from Buddhism. People engaging in mindfulness are encouraged to focus on the present moment “non-judgmentally.” A 60 Minutes segment on mindfulness showed Anderson Cooper using the practice by eating in silence very slowly, focusing on every bite.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent $100.2 million on studies testing mindfulness meditation.
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