Monthly Archives: June 2014

Disgraced! Feminist post re: SCOTUS ruling shocks readers

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An appalling TWEET today after the Supreme Courts decision on freedom of religion;  The Guardian writer Jessica Valenti has twitter followers shocked, angry and down right disgusted with a hate post against religious freedom.

“Maybe Women Should Organize A F*ck-In At Every Hobby Lobby Across The Country”

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Hate tweet from religious persecution supporter Jessica Valenti of The Guardian.

You can see the responses, and voice your opinion directly to Jessica Valenti here.

~~Seano




*BREAKING* Bodies of 3 missing Israeli teens found

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Fox News is reporting from Jerusalem that the search for 3 missing Israeli teenagers has ended with the discovery of their bodies.

The Israeli government had taken over 80 Palestinians into custody during their massive search for the missing boys.  They vanished almost 3 weeks ago.

The Obama administration had come under fire for not speaking out on behalf of the teenage boys, after the infamous photo of Michelle Obama’s hashtag photo in support of missing school girls in Nigeria.

One of the boys, Naftali Fraenkel had dual American-Israeli citizenship.  He had family in New York.

No statement yet from the Obama White House.

~~Seano

Ka-BANGO! Supreme Court rules on Hobby Lobby!

Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Hobby Lobby Case

In a long awaited decision from the High Court, the Justices ruled 5-4 in favor of religious freedom today.  Hobby Lobby, a Christian owned arts and crafts specialty chain had argued the Obamacare law had breached their rights to religious freedom.

From Chicago Tribune:  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

The court held on a 5-4 vote on ideological lines that such companies can seek an exemption from the so-called birth control mandate of the healthcare law. The decision means employees of those companies will have to obtain certain forms of birth control from other sources.

The Obama administration had argued any company could decide to opt-out of the coverage, thereby wanting enforcement of the law for all companies.  The Court ruled otherwise:

Justice Alito:  “We doubt that the Congress that enacted RFRA — or, for that matter, ACA–would have believed it a tolerable result to put family-run businesses to the choice of violating their sincerely held religious beliefs or making all of their employees lose their existing healthcare plans.”

More from Politico

This is a good start, but only that.  With Obama’s ‘pen and a phone’, it would surprise NOONE if Hobby Lobby was now targeted in some fashion because of the victory.  This administrations record for going after traditional business owners and individual conservative citizens is unprecedented in U.S. presidential history.

Stay tuned.

~~Seano

Lib. U students fight back: Against…Hillary?!

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Hillary Clinton faces 2014 criticism from students for her outrageous speaking fees at universities.

WHO SAW THIS ONE COMING? Imagine this: You get Hillary Clinton to come speak to your students (for a $225,000 fee) for their ‘benefit’. But one thing is changing:

Some students, facing a 17% hike in tuition, want her to PAY THE FEE BACK.

Yep.

From Yahoo News: “The difference is that some students – facing a 17 percent tuition hike over the next four years – have asked her to give the money back, and that is it now increasingly open season on Clinton.”

The ‘dead broke’ presidential candidate has made tens of millions of dollars of fees off of speaking engagements, many of that from liberal universities.

UNLV is no different. But a group of students there might just be a contributing factor to her collapsing favorability ratings.

“All of these things might have had a cumulative effect. In 2012, during her time as secretary of State, Clinton enjoyed favorable ratings of 70 percent. A Bloomberg poll released this month has her ratings down to 52 percent.”

More from Yahoo! News.

~~Seano

June 21, 2014: A morning rant from Actor Jon Voigt. Perfect.

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Jon Voight. Photo by www.breitbart.com

“Obama could be insane, but he is so consistently insane that you have to look at the pattern of consequences from the things he’s done to see if there is coherence. The one thing that is true about his decisions, whether it is releasing a malignant Al Qaeda terrorist, five Taliban leaders, or banning fishing, is that it invariably hurts this country in demonstrable and serious ways. There is a method to his madness and the intent appears to be to continue destroying the fabric of America on a daily basis.

Perhaps Obama’s most effective weapon against his scandals is to create yet another scandal. The lag time in investigations, combined with the scandal fatigue in this country, is making it impossible to pin something on him that will stick. His polls should be in the minus numbers considering the number and kinds of scandals his presidency has produced, but they are still over 40%. If the media would report on this renegade president as the enemy to America that he clearly is, the scandal-a-day strategy would no longer work in his favor, but they are still trying to protect him, so it continues to achieve Obama’s desired result.

For those who would argue that these scandals and insane decisions will hurt the Democrats in the upcoming election, I would point out that Obama already ignores Congress and can do so with impunity because Holder is part of this coup. Control of both branches of Congress is good, but ultimately, it may only be good enough to create a constitutional crisis that Obama may actually want. A constitutional crisis is not a good thing for America, after all, so forcing one would be consistent with his pattern of being destructive to America.”
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Well said, sir.

~~Seano

(Reprinted June 21, 2014 from his Facebook page:)

‘Left Behind’: Stunning % VA bonuses paid while our finest died

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They served in times of peace.  They sacrificed so much in time of conflict.

And yet, they died here at home.

In the wake of the VA scandal in which a reported 40+ Heroes died waiting for medical attention, we disgustingly get the numbers released of VA healthcare bonuses paid during this time.

And it’s shocking.  AP/Star Tribune:

About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.

 Workers at the Phoenix VA Health Care System — where officials have confirmed dozens of patients died while awaiting treatment — received about $3.9 million in bonuses last year, newly released records show. The merit-based bonuses were doled out to about 650 employees, including doctors, nurses, administrators, secretaries and cleaning staff.

In a system clearly run amok, the bonuses were handed out as an expectation, and not as an earned reward.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., the committee chairman, said the VA’s bonus system “is failing veterans.”

Instead of being given for outstanding work, the cash awards are “seen as an entitlement and have become irrelevant to quality work product,” Miller said.

And the whole system was setup to fail.  By realizing the ‘report card’ contributed to maximizing pay, changing the grade was a natural.  And deadly.

The VA’s inspector general has said that the bonus system — which has been suspended amid a criminal probe of wrongdoing at the agency — contributed to the fake record-keeping, since employees knew that bonuses for senior managers and hospital directors were based in part on on-time performance.

All this, while over 56,000 veterans waited up to 3 months or more just to be seen by their doctor.  And now, a reported 43,000 that never got in to a scheduled appointment over the last decade.

Overall, 304 out of 470 senior executives received these bonuses.

Some 13 percent of VA schedulers surveyed by auditors reported being told by supervisors to falsify appointment records to make patient waits appear shorter.

And all this, while our Heroes died and were just left behind…

~~Seano