Thursday, July 24, 2014

Why do they keep saying Dan Markel must have known his killer because he opened the door...

don't most people open their door when someone knocks on it?

From ABC news:
A criminal law professor at Florida State University gunned down at his home was shot in the side of the head at relatively close range, ABC News has exclusively learned. 

Professor Dan Markel, 41, was fatally shot Saturday in the Betton Hills section of Tallassee, Florida, a neighborhood marked by Spanish moss and ranch-style homes. 

Investigators believe Markel knew his killer and may have literally opened his door to his own death.
“He was the intended target in this situation,” Tallahassee Police Department Officer David Northway said. read the rest and watch the video
How did this writer get a job as a journalist when he so egregiously misused the word "literally?"

Granted, I make lots of mistakes (I confess to being comma challenged), but I also don't call myself a journalist. 

A comment of note from the ABC article:
literally opened his door to his own death.
Someone please fire this reporter for misuse of the word literally as it adds nothing to the sentence except to alert us to the fact that the writer is an idiot.

More:  

Who killed Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel?...




Bill Whittle: The Case for Israel...

Civilization vs Barbarity



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Who killed Florida State University Law Professor Dan Markel?...

in light of this intriguing comment on my post about Dan Markel's death:

He got too close to the truth while investigating local corruption in the Florida judiciary.
I would never reveal the email address of the commenter, but I will say it was a very credible source.

In addition his ex-wife has stated that she is "scared to death."

You connect the dots.






Monday, July 21, 2014

President "Ribbon Cutter" has another busy day ahead of him...

I really hate this "man"...

H/T as always to White House Dossier

10:35 am || Meets with Apollo 11 representatives to recognize the 45th anniversary of the moonlanding
12:10 pm || Signs H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; South Court Auditorium
1:00 pm || Departs the White House
3:15 pm PDT || Arrives Seattle, Washington
5:05 pm PDT || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, Seattle
6:00 pm PDT || Attends a fundraiser for Senate Democrats; private residence; Bellevue, Washington
7:25 pm PDT || Departs Seattle, Washington
9:10 pm PDT || Arrives San Francisco





President "Ribbon Cutter" spends the weekend at Camp David to enjoy some "family time"...

except he spent Sunday on the golf course at Fort Belvoir.
Cocky long-legged mack daddy in his natural habitat


Wow, with a schedule like his, the August 9th annual vacation to Martha's Vineyard can't come fast enough.

Wonder what his wife and kids were doing on Sunday.

Word has it that he failed to recognize his eldest daughter last time he saw her.  

America, are you tired yet of him rubbing your noses in his armpit?  



Weekend Must-Read: Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

Perfectly describes just about every libtard I ever met. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Retired Border Control Officer tells the truth about asymmetric warfare...a must see video

I don't believe he says anything a thinking person has not already figured out, but it's nice to be validated.

This really is a "need to see" video.  It was posted on July 19th and already has over 31K views.  

H/T Clash Daily

Asymmetric warfare is war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differs significantly.

Asymmetric warfare can describe a conflict in which the resources of two belligerents differ in essence and in the struggle, interact and attempt to exploit each other's characteristic weaknesses. Such struggles often involve strategies and tactics of unconventional warfare, the weaker combatants attempting to use strategy to offset deficiencies in quantity or quality. Such strategies may not necessarily be militarized. This is in contrast to symmetric warfare, where two powers have similar military power and resources and rely on tactics that are similar overall, differing only in details and execution.

The term is frequently used to describe what is also called "guerrilla warfare", "insurgency", "terrorism", "counterinsurgency", and "counter-terrorism", essentially violent conflict between a formal military and an informal, less equipped and supported, undermanned but resilient opponent.  Source: Wiki



Video courtesy of Little Bonanza Productions. For more information, please contact: lisa@littlebonanzaproductions.com.

NAFBPO's mission is "to contribute to the security and stability of the United States." Please also watch their other video:

I confess to not having seen the following video since I must dash off to run some errands.  I will watch as soon as I return.



More:

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It's Sunday: You know what that means...



Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

and

Silly Sunday at Woodsterman's place




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Breaking: Dan Markel, Florida State Law Professor and founder of the PrawfsBlawg, has died from a gunshot wound...w/Upate



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of a law professor who was shot and killed.

According to an email sent out by the school to students, Dan Markel was taken to the hospital after being shot Friday. He died from his injuries Saturday morning.

According to the Florida State University Law School website, Markel primarily taught criminal law. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2001.

Funeral arrangements will be made by his family in his hometown of Toronto. A memorial service is planned in Tallahassee for Sunday, July 20 at noon. It will be at Congregation Shomrei Torah at 4858 Kerry Forest Parkway. FSU says another memorial will be planned in the fall when more students and faculty are back in Tallahassee.

Police are still investigating the incident. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-606-5800.


Update:
Saturday, July 19, 2014

In Memoriam: Dan Markel (1972-2014)

I am very sorry to report the horrible news that Professor Markel, a well-known criminal law scholar and theorist at Florida State, has died, apparently murdered during an attempted robbery of his home in Tallahassee on Friday.  (The details are unclear at this point, I will post more as soon as I know more.)

Update 2:

Dan Markel, a well-known Florida State law professor and author, died after being shot Friday, according to friends and the FSU law school.

"I am deeply saddened to report that our colleague Dan Markel passed away early this morning," wrote Donald Weidner, dean of FSU law school, wrote this morning to faculty and staff. "As many of you are already aware, Dan was fatally injured in a shooting incident that took place yesterday and which is still under active investigation by local authorities."

Tallahassee Police responded to a shooting Friday in the Betton Hills neighborhood after a neighbor called police about 11 a.m. upon hearing a "loud bang" in the 2100 block of Trescott Drive, about a half mile north of Betton Road. Police showed up shortly after and found the person with a gunshot wound. That person wasrushed to a local hospital, said Officer David Northway, spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department.

Police have since not released any other details.  source

Wild Bill: The War on Babies...

continues.





I saw the following graphic somewhere or another. 

This is what passes for "thinking" for libtards.


Do I need to point out how stunningly illogical it is? 

I didn't think so... 


  Notice that abortion is referred to as "family planning."  Ummm - I think that's more like lack of planning. 




Time for my favorite kitteh:

Run Liz Run...

is this song a joke?

I only made it to 1:19 before my barf meter hit the danger area.  I only watched to be polite to my buddy Bunkerville who posted in my combox.  I still love ya, Bunk!

My musician's soul is weeping.

We laugh to keep from crying...




It sounds a bit like Phoebe...




Friday, July 18, 2014

Elizabeth Warren: This woman is dangerous....

wake up America.

 She is coming and she is evil.


Wild Bill: Using children to violate the laws of America! Obama must be held accountable...

what side is Obama on?

"Americans, prepare to protect yourselves."



Woodpile Report: Ol' Remus Has a Few Words for You: "There's a tsunami arriving"......

reprinted with permission from The Woodpile Report with a H/T to Doug Ross at Larwyn's Linx  - and we thank them both.


Are we there yet? 
 
Imagine everything familiar collapsing like an accordion in the time between your morning coffee and your first midday yawn. It may happen just that way. In fact, it's difficult to see how it can happen any other way.
Back in 2001, the Argentine economy all but collapsed. In a matter of days, the country went from mild recession to full-blown economic crisis. The currency went into free-fall. Police were out in the streets shooting protestors. Unemployment and crime rates soared overnight. And the nation defaulted on its debt.
Simon Black at sovereignman.com, July 10, 2014
It's said we're in hard times, and we are in hard times. But as hard times go, these are the good days. There are those who have known real-and-for-true hard times. Not the poverty porn hawked around by social activists or the tiresome stories peddled in the movies. Actual hard times are ahead, not hard times by comparison but long term destitution with real privation, when we'll fear a lot more than fear itself. 

Ahead, stretching to the horizon, lies deepest 1932 but without the civility and yes, without the relative plenty. The Great Depression will be something to aspire to, where even migrant field hands drove cars to work. Actually it doesn't all lie ahead, some of it is already behind us. Truth is, we arrived a while back. We're like the Okies in that first month without a good rain, or the laid off employee who thought he was between jobs. The era of hustle and opportunity that lifted all boats ended a long while ago. We've fallen below the event horizon. Gravity is in charge now. We've entered an era of relentlessly deepening want. In not much time it will beggar belief, then plunge directly to the heart of catastrophe. You'll never again use the word hungry as lightly as you do now.

You needn't fear the Mad Max scenario 'though, not for long, there'll not be the wherewithal to support it. Nor should you fear DC overmuch, other than rogue Free Corps and last ditchers and everyone taking control of everything and arresting each other. It will remain an obnoxious meddler at the outset and a while longer, but it'll be mostly habit. DC's broke. In fact, it's broker than you are. Meddling gets prohibitively expensive absent voluntary compliance. We've already seen DC metastasize from a dignified bribery and extortion racket with a credible claim to utility into smash-and-grab street thuggery. But more importantly, DC has become exclusively self-referential, a dead short in the circuitry, irrelevant to the problems at hand other than as an extravagant consumer of wattage.

The Tenth Amendment movement looks more dynamic every day, in fact, they're already preparing Uncle Sam's commitment papers in the back room. He doesn't like it one bit. Too bad. We've had a family meeting and that's the way it has to be. You see, not only is our formerly beloved Uncle paying his bills with counterfeit trolley tokens and IOUs, and not only does he get violent just because he can, he's getting, well—bizarre. When we're on the phone, he listens in, then says he didn't. And he insists we expose ourselves to him as a condition of travel. Stuff like that art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif. The senile demand attention in, you know, odd ways. Our descendents will wonder why we ever took him seriously but we remember him in his youth, when he was a quirky but okay guy. 

What you should really fear is scarcity. It's unAmerican to say this, but what you have is all you're likely to have and chances are you won't keep all of that. So, are you planning a mountain retreat with a well and a hand pump, more than a tank of gas from the nearest urban center, away from lines of drift, solar powered hot tub with optional foot massage? If you're not there now, or nearly so, you're not going to get there. In other words, time's up. Get your affairs in order where you are, because where you are is where you're going to be. And what you have is what you're going to have. 

Societies are normally this badly wounded coming out of catastrophes, not entering them. Which means we're in no condition for what's coming, and what's coming is something not seen since feudal times. Everything's on the table including civilization itself. We've run out of good outcomes. There isn't even a name for what's coming. So far we've only seen the water trickling between the sandbags. Even so, the alarms have been notable, full of entertaining nuance and learned anecdotes about Medieval Venice and such. We've had the time for it. There'll be no time for nuance when it all unzips. It'll be a fire-hose in the face. Events won't so much occur as uncork that which has already occurred. 

The financial sector has reached the suburbs of self-parody. 'Bmoreland' at Zero Hedge comments: "it takes holding $50,000 in a Wells Fargo High Yield Checking Account for 1 year to generate the $15 necessary to handle one Incoming Domestic Wire Transfer. Yes, that's Incoming Wire Transfer, what used to be free at 95% of the banks a decade ago." When deposits are a liability for both banker and depositor it's plain we've been "crashing upward" long enough. With nothing to keep it aloft it's visibly stalling. Dire warnings are arriving closer together. Here are samples from recent days:
So just maybe the Fed fully intends on heeding the advice of the BIS [Bank for International Settlements], and is strategically positioning itself as a stalwart dove to shield itself from the public fallout of it’s orchestrated financial calamity. A particularly sound play from a political perspective in the event that things don’t go as smoothly as planned. One thing is certain at this point: An intentionally orchestrated crash is the direct recommendation of the BIS, per it’s annual report. That this action exists as a potential policy measure is now confirmed. The remaining question is: Would the Federal Reserve pursue such a policy measure openly, or behind the same curtains from which most of their historic policies were enacted.
notquant.com, July 8, 2014
art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif The report and a plain English analysis by Ambrose Pritchard, at The Telegraph.
and, about the market:
We are now at heights where even the so-called “Uber Bulls” are beginning to get a little nervous in the hoof. For just who is going to buy when the first major dip goes stampeding past? There are no shorts to speak of at these levels... These prices are only representative of anything worth value if they can be sold.
Mark St. Cyr at markstcyr.wordpress.com, july 8, 2014
FOMC Minutes Show Fed Fears Investors Are Too Complacent; QE To End In October
Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com, July 9, 2014
and, about banks:
Germany's cabinet Wednesday approved plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks beginning in 2015, one year earlier than required under European-wide plans that set rules for failing financial institutions... "This ensures that in times of crisis mainly owners and creditors will contribute to solving the crisis, and not taxpayers."
Andrea Thomas at marketwatch.com, July 9, 2014
Note: this appears to be the infamous "bail-in" where depositor's accounts are "recognized" as "shares" in a bankrupt bank. Add the risk of confiscation to the next-to-zero interest rate now, and a negative interest rate soon, where direct taxation of deposits is automatically deducted. And note well, Spain's trial bail-in is retroactive to the first of the year. The mother of all bank runs could be in the making from this alone.
Karl Denninger at Market Ticker summarizes the Fed's dilemma plainly:
In the last quarter for which we have data the net economic impact including QE, which totaled about $250 billion during that time, was a negative $500 billion... The Fed has maintained repeatedly that QE "helps the economy." The facts say it does no such thing; gross economic output trends downward to flat when QE has been in process, and net-net economic progress is negative. They lied. What QE did was boost asset prices—but not economic activity.
Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org, July 10, 2014
The Fed is pulling QE because it doesn't work, exactly as I pointed out it would not because arithmetic doesn't allow it to (and which the Japanese discovered over a decade ago) and laddered fixed-income segments in the market are being progressively destroyed by it.
Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org, July 12, 2014
Charles Smith at Of Two Minds says reform hasn't worked, probably can't work, and offers his bottom line:
People constantly ask me for solutions to our all-too visible ills. You want solutions? Here's the solution for every systemic, structural problem we face: Avoid getting hurt when it collapses, then start over.
Charles Smith at charleshughsmith.blogspot.com, July 13, 2014
Every bank's liabilities are on every other bank's books as credit or collateral, except massively more bloated with years of leveraging and rehypothecatation. The BIS is warning the Fed to back away and the Fed is backing away. We're about done stair-stepping into the night. A colossal collateral meltdown is looming. This time it won't merely take down a Lehman or two, it may take down whole nations. 

Big Money knows it. They'll act with blinding speed in the final feeding frenzy, anxious to cage prize morsels before decamping to their redoubts for brandy and cigars. This is what all the positioning is about. They're maneuvering, rigging this and nudging that to get just the right deflection, always careful not to snag a tripwire prematurely, but knowing someone will blunder eventually. When they do you'll need an egg-timer at most. The alert and realistic observer—also known as a tinfoil hat alarmist—sees the maneuvering and what it points to.

You may think it comforting we're all in this together. We're not all in this together. While you've been stockpiling essentials and planting thorny bushes outside your windows and putting away heritage seeds, the upper percentiles have figured out they don't need to be clever to survive, they just need to be somewhere else. Surely you've noticed sellers of big boats and Peruvian realty are affluent America's new best friends. And how they've been keeping company with vendors of portable wealth.

You and yours, and those trusted few with whom you can ally, will be on your own. America isn't the Apple Blossom Valley of the past where communities looked out for one another and left a picnic ham on the porch of those in need. No, this time your odds are millions to one. Against. For those who think there's safety in numbers, you're wrong. As has been said here many times: get away and stay away from crowds. Most are created by opportunists calculating an advantage at your expense, the rest are outright vermin. When it all goes sour, and it will, they'll cash in your well being to save their own. Control over your own life passes into the hands of others when you find yourself in a crowd. The crowd's fate becomes your fate.

You may believe being a productive and honest citizen is an asset. It isn't. If you listen carefully you'll hear yourself being positioned as an enemy of all that is good and wholesome. For instance, if you oppose the regime's serial squandering and—gasp! are a veteran—you're an incipient terrorist. If you criticize Obama by name you're a crypto-racist. If you're a boomer you wantonly plundered the nation's future for your own squalid gain. If you take responsibility for your own life and expect the same from others, especially if you seriously prepare for hard times, you're an anti-social loner nursing dark thoughts of mass violence. It's a setup.
These lone wolves. These homegrown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night, as well. Trying to monitor them, trying to anticipate what it is they are going to do. And the experience that we had in Boston is instructive. It only takes only one or two people to really do something horrific.
Attorney General Holder via Daniel Halper at weeklystandard.com
Wherever the TSA or the Department of Education struts its stuff even toddlers are a security risk for which they have "zero tolerance". Being a kid is the new entry-level crime. Nobody escapes. Creating criminals is not only fun, it's profitable. Notice the Soviets vilified the wealthy, not the workers and peasants. Also notice the untermenchen of the Third Reich had confiscatible wealth. The SS was not only self-supporting, it returned a profit. Even slave labor wasn't free, it was rented out. Wholesale, systematic wealth confiscation, not wealth creation, is the universal model for political economies.

All any regime requires is a continuing supply of crimes that can be neither understood or avoided. Think of Political Correctness as the field-testing and conditioning phase and it all makes sense. Notice how the civil rights movement went from sunny sing alongs to one-way prosecutable offenses in less than a generation. Notice who's terrified of getting tangled in some trivial, unintended but ruinous offense. Hint: it isn't The Diversity. 

These are good times for the crime-fighting trade. Thanks to asset forfeiture, the militarization of civilian police and other outrages, there are plenty of resources to use for a police state. Those well-publicized SWAT debacles rattle dissenters like direct threats never could art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif, and they normalize random violence for the troops. Mainly, they display the new order at street-level in a wartime occupation sort of way. 

These are nice side benefits, but law enforcement is a business, and like any other business it has to pay its way. If you're a solid citizen with something to lose, watch out. It's unlikely their financial files on The Dependency see much use. You, however, interest them. Maybe it helps to know there's little new in all this. When Sherman marched through Georgia, well beyond his supply lines, he took the census and tax roles with him as ready-made shopping lists. 

Perhaps you believe this time it will be different, that the safety nets put in place since the Great Depression will be there for you. They won't be. The safety nets are overflowing with professional voters and have been from the first day. They're part of the boondoggle bankrupting us in the first place. As any first-aider knows, first stop the bleeding. That would be you. The rhetoric will say otherwise, but you'll be amputated like gangrene. 

There's a tsunami arriving. If you paid attention to those who saw things clearly and warned you plainly for all of your adult life, if you recalibrated your expectations and took charge of your own destiny, good for you. This calamity won't last forever, quite, but it will bring low those it doesn't maim or destroy. There won't be any bystanders. The prudent and prepared may make it, some of them, maybe even most of them. Lord help the rest. Nobody else will.

More:

Backdoor Survival:  Prepping As a Form of Personal Activism

SHTF Paln:  Crippling the US Without Firing a Shot: The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield 



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Obama responds to Malaysian airliner allegedly shot down with 23 Americans aboard...

next up?  

Probably golf.


No, really.

Check out President "Ribbon Cutter" eating with one of the common folk, a certain Ms Tanei Benjamin, who is struggling as a single mother.  Ummm, is she even old enough to have children?

She looks a bit different on her Facebook page. 

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House was aware of reports of the crash but that he was "not in a position to confirm" details.
President Barack Obama has been briefed and has directed his national security team to be "in close touch" with Ukrainian authorities, Earnest said. (Obama ignored a shouted question about reports of the crash as he made his way from the Oval Office to Marine One.)  source
 Well, we can't be late to a fund raiser, now can we...





Sen. Ted Cruz: “Mr. President, when did the Democratic Party declare war on the Catholic Church?”...

and the outcome is?

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized Senate Democrats and their legislation to circumvent the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision by explaining that their bill would impose “faith fines” on groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, who refuse to subsidize abortion-inducing drugs, and asked, “Mr. President, when did the Democratic Party declare war on the Catholic Church?”
“The bill that is being voted on this floor, if it were adopted, would fine the Little Sisters of the Poor millions of dollars unless these Catholic nuns are willing to pay for abortion-producing drugs for others,” said Sen. Cruz in remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday.  read the rest

Senate Dems Fail To Overturn Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling
Democratic Senators’ attempt to nullify the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby and force religious employers to pay for every type of contraceptive coverage required by Obamacare failed to pass a cloture vote Wednesday. 
The bill, introduced by Democratic Senators Patty Murray and Mark Udall, failed to pass a vote Wednesday afternoon, as expected. The Senate voted 56-43 against invoking cloture on the legislation.
The bill would have effectively annulled the Supreme Court ruling by making it impossible for employers to claim exemption from Obamacare’s full contraceptive mandate through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mark Kirk voted to advance the bill, but it still failed to attract the 60 votes needed to move forward. read the rest

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday, July 16: Another busy day for President "Ribbon Cutter" raising money and talking jive...

never mind the border, Benghazi, an out of control IRS, and  Fast and Furious - to name a few.

He's really going to ready for that long vacation in Martha's Vineyard in that big ol' house with 8 bedrooms and a gazillion bathrooms.

He has to fly to Delaware to deliver remarks on infrastructure?? What the hell would he know about infrastructure?      

11:20 am || Departs White House
12:15 pm || Arrives Delaware
2:10 pm || Delivers remarks on Infrastructure; Port of Wilmington, Wilmington, Delaware
3:15 pm || Departs Delaware
4:00 pm || Arrives New York City
5:45 pm || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, New York City
7:30 pm || Attends a fundraiser for House Democrats; private residence, New York City
9:15 pm || Departs New York
10:30 pm || Arrives White House

schedule: h/t White House Dossier

A Little Hump Day Humor: Dear Kitten...

the vah-cuuum cooom is my favorite part.

I no longer vacuum the house - I vah-cuuum. cooom





Chicago blacks pile on Obama: "Do something for our children."

do these people have any idea of how much they sound like the slaves the Democrats have turned them into?

I don't have very much sympathy for grown people who stand around decrying the fact that their "free" piece of the pie is being given to someone else.

These people all voted for Obama.  He was going to be their savior.  Obama would reverse the flow of the rivers, keep the oceans from rising, and the sun from exploding...or something.

Chicago is the most violent city in America.  It is mostly blacks killing blacks.  Drugs and gangs are rampant.
"Do something for our children," said one of the protesters in a video posted at the blog; Rebel Pundit. "Have the same love for these young people like you got for the ones across the border, and you want to save them."
Note to Chicago blacks:  Only you can save you.  Obama can't save you.  I can't save you.  You've voted these losers into office based on how much they promised to give you.  Over and over.

That's the definition of slavery.  When you take "free" stuff, you become a slave.

If you still consider yourself helpless pawns in this political war, I have no sympathy for you.  "They" don't love the little kids across the border.  "They" don't love you.  "They" only love being able to keep their power, prestige, and money.  And you've bought into that.

You seem like nice people.  I wouldn't mind having you for neighbors.  But, you need some serious tough love because  you all sound like a bunch of slaves chained outside a cabin waiting to pick cotton.

Grow up.

Tell your kids to:

Finish high school.

Get married.

Raise your kids right.

Tell your daughters that girls who have illegitimate children are losers.

Tell your sons that drug dealers die young.

Become an American.




"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The only thing our elected officials can find to do is worry about free birth control for women?...

really?
WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress said Tuesday that they had developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill would ensure that women had access to insurance coverage for birth control even if they worked for businesses that had religious objections.
The bill, put together in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive health services, under the Affordable Care Act.  read the rest 

This bill even has a name:  The ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’ (S. 2578)

Sigh.

I don't have much faith in the future of this country if this is on the top of the list for our legislative body. 

In addition, the ignorant voters who actually believe women are being denied health care is staggering in its stupidity. 

I never thought I'd see the day when grown people would be hopping around DC exclaiming the falsehood that somehow corporations were denying health care to women.

These poor oppressed women have been buying their own birth control for over fifty years.

No one is denying them anything.

In fact, Hobby Lobby is providing 16 different birth control pills to its employees.  They draw the line at providing abortaficients. 

It was never an issue until George Stephanopoulos brought it up at one of the presidential debates. 

The sheeple on the left quickly bought into the phony "war on women."

The only war we should be having is against stupid people. 

Even the USCCB is getting into it:

Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop Lori to Senate: Oppose Bill that Attacks Religious Freedom
 
July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON—In a letter sent July 14 to all U.S. Senators, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore stated their “strong opposition to the misnamed ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’ (S. 2578).” Cardinal O’Malley and Archbishop Lori chair the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively.

“Though cast as a response to the Supreme Court’s narrow decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the bill ranges far beyond that decision, potentially attacking all existing federal protections of conscience and religious freedom regarding health coverage mandates,” they wrote.

The two bishops identified several areas of concern with the bill, including its unprecedented curtailment of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993; its potential for overriding other federal conscience protections, including the Hyde-Weldon amendment on abortion; its application to coverage mandates beyond the HHS contraceptive mandate; its application to employers beyond for-profit businesses; and its denial of religious freedom for employees and their minor dependents, not just employers.

“In short, the bill does not befit a nation committed to religious liberty. Indeed, if it were to pass, it would call that commitment into question. Nor does it show a genuine commitment to expanded health coverage, as it would pressure many Americans of faith to stop providing or purchasing health coverage altogether. We oppose the bill and urge you to reject it,” they wrote.

Full text of the letter is available online: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/upload/07-14-14-S-2578-Cardinal-O-Malley-Archbishop-Lori-to-Senate.pdf

Well, bishops, perhaps you should have thought of all this before you jumped on the Obamacare bandwagon.  Isn't there an old saying about sleeping with dogs?

I have news for you.  Obama and his puppet masters don't care what you think.  


More:

JWF: WaPo Fact Checker: Democrats Lying Through Their Teeth On Hobby Lobby Ruling 

Mises Daily:   Employer-Provided Health Care Is Not a Religious Issue





President "Ribbon Cutter" at his shuck and jive best...

The Obama Speech Recipe...

Ugh.


H/T White House Dossier