Their lips are moving…
The whopper industry
by Robert Knight, OneNewsNow
Harry Reid doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with ObamaCare that a few more lies won’t fix.
So what if President Obama’s claim that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” was widely cited as the “lie of the year?” Lying by the nation’s ruling elites has gone viral. How else to explain federal judges all over the land insisting with straight faces that marriage has only existed in the law for the sole reason of denying same-sex couples? The dishonesty and ruthless power plays are stunning.
Last Wednesday, the Senate Majority Leader from Nevada lauded ObamaCare, and declared that, “Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.” [snip]
Mr. Reid also launched the whopper about Mitt Romney cheating the Internal Revenue Service. Full Story
Wish you had that $1.9 trillion back?
by Kevin McCullough, OneNewsNow
In the past four years, you and I gave Planned Parenthood $1,900,000,000.
Good thing the economy, job situation, and small business development is so stable in America, because I’m positive we didn’t need any of that cash did we? You know … that we actually earned … and then gave to Planned Parenthood.
The silver lining over those four years?
Approximately 1.2 million children executed in the wombs of their mothers, mostly at the behest of irresponsible men in the lives of the women pregnant with them. And before you get all “rape and incest” on me, let’s excuse the one percent of those nearly 1.2 million procedures and deal with the other 99 percent. That leaves us with 1,189,000 children, stamped out in the safest place they can ever be. Full Story
As many of you know I work for a company that contracts with states to provide, administer and score standardized tests (no Common Core yet but I believe one state is working on it – pbbbit). My seasonal job (depending on which project/state we are working on) is to read and score papers, manage a group of readers and sometimes run the reading/scoring portion of the project. Most of my exposure to these tests is in the writing sections, although I do math and reading, also.
This work is satisfying and painful, uplifting and heartbreaking and at all times challenging. Some states have improved; not because of cheating but because the student’s writing have improved. Some states that once held high standards have embraced adequacy and the student’s quality of writing have become increasingly reflective of that sad trend. Then there are the states that focus on the students and teachers, giving them the tools to improve and succeed. I just finished a project for this type of state.
The reason I am writing this is to share with you the encouragement that I feel. I cannot tell you which state this was for, but suffice it to say it was not a coastal state. Normally a high quality of writing is expected from this state, but this year the students have improved.
One theme that stood out to me caused me to have the encouragement I spoke about. Full Story
Belated Happy Valentine’s Day!
by Kathy Frankovic, YouGov
Very few Americans trust some of the largest web firms in the country to protect people’s privacy, and most want new limits on what the NSA can and can’t do
The recommendations of the White House advisory panel reviewing the National Security Agency including setting limits on the agency’s telephone data collection activities, and the latest Economist/YouGov Poll shows that most Americans think such limits are necessary. They agree with the panel in not believing the extensive collection of telephone metadata has made much difference in the war on terrorism. And whatever President Barack Obama says about the agency Friday, he needs to do something. Just 29% of the public approves of the way the President is handling the NSA.
by William Jordan as seen on YouGov
In this new nationwide survey, respondents were shown a list of 20 adjectives and asked which four they most associate with each main region of the United States – the West, the South, the Midwest and the Northeast – and the results were analysed to determine which words were particularly associated with a region.
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Is John Boehner ‘A Man Taking a Walk?’
by Jeannie DeAngelis, American Thinker
Newfound understanding as to why America is in the dire straits it’s in was gained when Speaker of the House John Boehner (‘Beener,’ ‘Bonner,’ ‘Boner’) Boehner (pronounced BAY-ner) finally appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The guy with the perpetual cottonmouth took to Jay’s couch to spout off on people like Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and Vladimir Putin. But the real revelations came when Boehner explained why he refuses to do anything to counterbalance Obama!
It started when Jay Leno leaned in and asked the Speaker, “Ever think of running for president?”
“No!” Boehner shot back.
Then came the big reveal, the peek into what Barack Obama has on Mr. Boehner that keeps John on the president’s good side.
Chuck Schumer: Voice of the little man, courtier of plutocrats
by Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner
The favorite senator of Wall Street and K Street explained to a liberal D.C. audience last week how to defang the Tea Party: offer a populist message that splits the grassroots from their wealthy donors.
Republicans should listen to this counsel, and turn the tables on Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York.
Schumer argued at the Center for American Progress on Thursday that the Tea Party is built on a foundation of deception: “Wealthy, hard Right, selfish, narrow” elites have fooled regular Tea Partiers into hating government. Schumer’s premise is that Big Government is the friend of the regular guy, and only the selfish wealthy elites benefit from more economic freedom. [snip]
Schumer’s lucrative K Street game sheds light on Schumer’s other tactic for taking on the Tea Party: pass strict campaign finance regulations that rein in activist groups that want to run political ads. Full Story