Why Did Dylan Byers Discreetly Change His Mike Rogers Cumulus Story?

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March 28, 2014

I’m curious as to why Politico’s Dylan Byers changed the text of this story without noting it, as I’m unclear how this all may bring House ethics rules into play.

Here is how Byers story reads now.

The Michigan Republican and longtime House Intelligence Committee chairman will join Cumulus in 2015, according to a press release. Cumulus is the second-largest radio operator in the country, with 460 stations in 89 markets.

I didn’t screen cap it but I did copy and paste it in an email at 7 Am this morning. This version is also supported by an aggregated version of the story here, which I did screen cap below. Clearly Byers edited his copy in a manner that changes Rogers’ role with Cumulus without noting it.

byers edit

This is how Byers’ story read at 7 AM.

The Michigan Republican and longtime House Intelligence Committee chairman will appear across Cumulus Media programming, according to a press release. Cumulus is the second-largest radio operator in the country, with 460 stations in 89 markets. His item here: Rogers to join Cumulus after leaving office – POLITICO.com.

Now from the original story Byers linked we get this. So we now have three versions of an apparent deal between Cumulus and a sitting member of Congress. I’ll have to look into that but especially as Cumulus is regulated by the FCC I’m wondering if that passes muster with the House Ethics Committee? I don’t have that answer right now.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced his plans on Friday morning during an interview on Detroit radio station WJR-AM. He says he’ll serve out the end of his term and plans to start a national radio program.



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Comments:
  1. Ragspierre says:

    Timing is everything here, Dan.

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  3. Ragspierre says:

    Rogers plans to start his program in January…well after his session of Congress has ended, and about the time his successor takes his/her seat.

  4. Gus says:

    Obamacare enrollment up to 9.5 million. Why did the Tealiban lie about getting Obamacare repealed?

    • Ragspierre says:

      Proving, once again, there is no lie you will not suck up, being the moronic, sycophantic Collectivist tool you are.

      AND there is no logical disjunction you will not post.

      • Gus says:

        The Clownselor angrily and hilariously flails about again. The Clownselor and the Tealiban don’t need evidence or facts when they have *belief*.

        Isn’t that correct, you silly little thing?

        • Ragspierre says:

          There is no such thing as a “Tealiban”.

          There is no such thing as a “Clownselor”.

          There are no 9.5 million “enrollments” for ObamaDoggle.

          There ARE lies, and the lying liars who sponsor them.

          Like you.

          As you display here virtually every day.

  5. Gus says:

    And what is your evidence that the enrollment figures are incorrect, Clownselor? Surely you wouldn’t make such a declaration without facts to back it up.

    Why didn’t the Tealiban get Obamacare repealed like Canadian Cruz promised?

    • Ragspierre says:

      You made the lying assertion there are “9.5 million enrollments” for ObamaDoggle.

      Based on what?

      Would that be a claim from some reliable, third-party? Or would it be from the same source as “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.”?

      You poor, stupid, moronic, lying POS Collectivist too.

      • Gus says:

        According to the sources listed in this piece, dip shit.

        http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obamacare-uninsured-national-20140331,0,5472960.story#ixzz2xXknAT5X

        Either the numbers are correct or they are not. Can you refute ANY of it with ANY factually verifiable evidence, or not, silly thing? The answer, as we all know every time, is a resounding “no”. You can offer fallacy, and fallacy alone.

        • Ragspierre says:

          http://washingtonexaminer.com/modest-obamacare-reforms-insured-more-people-than-massive-system-overhaul/article/2546551

          Not. Even. Difficult.

          Poor, stupid, punk-assed, moronic tool.

          Just suck up the lies from the lie-factory that is your Collective.

          • Gus says:

            Haha, the Clownselor’s retort is to cite *wait for it* an opinion piece that says “don’t trust the numbers, because ….”; and even if the numbers are accurate, it’s because of OTHER aspects of Obamacare that the Tealiban finds marginally less objectionable.

            No actual refutation of the numbers themselves.

            So predictable, 1L.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Still cannot read, moron?

            Thascool. Everybody else CAN. And HAS.

            Are there 9.5 million NEW insured, liar?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Ewww… how “data-like” the LA Times piece is….

          Precise figures on national health coverage will not be available for months. But available data indicate:

          • At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about one-third of whom were previously uninsured.

          • A February survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. found 27% of new enrollees were previously uninsured, but newer ***survey data*** from the nonprofit Rand Corp. and reports from marketplace officials in several states ***suggest*** that share increased in March.

          • At least 4.5 million previously uninsured adults have signed up for state Medicaid programs, ***according to Rand’s unpublished survey data***, which were shared with The Times. That tracks with ***estimates from Avalere Health***, a consulting firm that is closely following the law’s implementation.
          ———————–

          You poor, stupid, dupe.

          Just suck that bung.

          • Gus says:

            So you still don’t refute the numbers. You’re just butt hurt about the sources of the numbers. What is your quarrel with the sources, Clownselor? Specifically.

            I know- they say something you don’t *believe* in. The ultimate crime in Greater Teabagistan.

          • Ragspierre says:

            No, moron.

            I’m skeptical about unpublished surveys being released JUST to the LA Times, and JUST in time for a BIG ObamaDoggle press blitz.

            You would be, too, except you’re the butt-boi you show yourself to be every time you post.

  6. Gus says:

    Even Faux News lists the enrollment at 6 million (of course that doesn’t include Medicaid enrollment). We’re anxiously awaiting the Clownselor numbers provided by an actual source, i.e. not a partisan opinion piece stating that the numbers just CAN’T be real because [insert wingnuttery here] – the Clownselor’s go-to play.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage” thanks to #ACA—@latimes: goo.gl/G3L7uL #GetCoveredNow—
      Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 31, 2014

      That is, naturally, a CRAZY lie from a crazy liar.

      But, you being the butt-boi for crazy liars, you will just suck it all up.

      As you demonstrate here.

  7. Ragspierre says:

    Kathleen Sebelius appeared to have no retort when confronted with Oklahomans’ dislike for Obamacare, and sat silent on air.

    On Monday, Oklahoma City’s KWTV-TV anchor asked Sebelius about the “64 percent of Oklahomans [who] aren’t buying into the health-care plan.”

    “They don’t like Obamacare, and they’ve been pretty vocal about it,” he said. “Now that’s going to still continue to be a tough sell, but we’ll see how that plays out over the coming months.”

    The Health and Human Services secretary sat there silently, prompting the anchor to say it seemed she had lost sound and not heard the question.

    “Well, I can hear you, but thanks for having me,” Sebelius responded.
    ————————————

    Or…

    D’oh.

  8. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/03/kingston-more-americans-uninsured-now-than-before-obama-took-office/

    Of course, the is hard to say.

    And by design. Pres. ScamWOW has worked…along with his outlaw gang…to obscure good numbers.

    But this we know…he lied.

    He will lie tomorrow, too. It is just who Collectivists are.

  9. Ragspierre says:

    That said, New Yorkers seem more concerned with the costs associated with Obamacare.

    Marian Schrader, a navigator paid to enroll people in the Obamacare exchanges tells WHEC that when people hear about the costly premiums, they decide not to enroll.

    “I’m letting them know there is a fine, but I also understand if you can’t afford to buy insurance,” she said. ”I mean, are you going to buy insurance or buy food? You’re going to buy food.”

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/report-new-yorkers-forced-to-choose-between-groceries-and-obamacare/

    But that “navigator” is just another of Dirty, Filthy Harry’s “liars”.

    Right…???

  10. Ragspierre says:

    http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2014/04/we-shoulda-hired-the-smart-regulators.html

    The GM lemons…and the failure of the Feds to regulate them…are exactly what you expect from a fascist economic system.

  11. Ragspierre says:

    Hey, “Gus”, thought you’d find that particularly interesting.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374559/gay-genes-or-choice-deroy-murdock

    Thoughtful and even-handed questions on your queerness.

    • Gus says:

      Haha “thoughtful”. If by “thoughtful”, you mean some typical wingnut “gotcha” effort designed to distract from wingers’ obsession with what other people do in the bed room. Given that medical science appears to support the fact that sexuality is based on hormones, why do I care what an NRO writer has to say about it. Moreover, who cares if it’s a choice or not? I thought the Tealiban loved choice.

      Right. The “choices” the Tealiban approves of – only.

      Why are you so obsessed with homosexuality, Clownselor?

      • Ragspierre says:

        You didn’t read it, did you…

        Wait….

        BWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA.

        Forgot who I was dealing with here…!!!

        “Medical science”…??? Like you’d know anything “scientific” if you had it bite you in the nose and introduce itself in pig latin.

        • Gus says:

          I sure did.

          Why are you and the Tealiban obsessed with homosexuality?

          • Ragspierre says:

            Hey, I was trying to reach out, butt-boi. I thought it was a good, balanced article that would provoke a…you know…thought.

            But nooooooo…

            Like I’ve always made clear, I don’t care who packs your fudge.

  12. Ragspierre says:

    The Silence Of The Liberals. “They are bewildered and embarrassed. Some are even ashamed of themselves, not that they will readily admit it. The man who was their hero has now been unmasked in every direction as the worst president since the Civil War and possibly earlier. Not only is he a cheesy liar, everything he has done, domestic and foreign, has failed, sometimes to extraordinary degrees. . . . Hence the silence.”
    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2014/04/01/the-silence-of-the-liberals/

    Pretty much anybody with a working brain knows…

    Obama made it worse.

  13. Gus says:

    “I’m skeptical about unpublished surveys being released JUST to the LA Times, and JUST in time for a BIG ObamaDoggle press blitz.”

    No. You say that, as a matter of fact, the numbers are false. Without anything to back it up. Again.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Quote where I said “the numbers” (and WTF ARE the numbers, liar?) are “false”.

      Are there 9.5 NEW enrollees (NOT previously insured?), you lying sack of shit?

      • Gus says:

        The claim is not “new” enrollees, silly weasel. The claim is that 9.5 million people have enrolled in Obamacare plans. You’ve declared otherwise.

        Absent a shred of evidence. But with plenty of hand-waving, obfuscation, and misdirection.

        As is your custom.

        • Ragspierre says:

          “At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage” thanks to #ACA—@latimes: goo.gl/G3L7uL #GetCoveredNow—
          Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 31, 2014

          Which the idiot Nanny Pelosi lifted from the LA Times, liar.

          You really are too stupid to even show up here.

          And too proven a liar, as well. Too. Also.

          The numbers support a NET LOSS in people with HEALTH INSURANCE. Not government shit like Medicare. INSURANCE.

          Now, when you have some PUBLISHED, VETTED GOVERNMENT numbers, you can come back here and tell us how you believe this pack of liars.

          Because we know you WILL, being the bung-sucking moron you are.

          • Gus says:

            “The numbers support a NET LOSS in people with HEALTH INSURANCE. Not government shit like Medicare. INSURANCE.”

            Dying to see your math on that, inspector. If we exclude all the things you SAY are excluded because of [wingnuttery], why all Americans are suddenly without insurance because Obama Lied Garble Bark!!

            Funny, much of the survey information and estimates is coming from insurance industry groups. I guess they’re all lying because Nancy Pelosi Tweeted or something.

            “Now, when you have some PUBLISHED, VETTED GOVERNMENT numbers, you can come back here and tell us how you believe this pack of liars.”

            Haha, vetted by who? You? The NRO? You don’t BELIEVE numbers have a meaning.

            When you can come up with ANYTHING refuting the numbers proffered so far, please, inspector silly boy, let us see.

          • Ragspierre says:

            I already DID, stupid.

            The Collective’s “numbers” have the same validity as “jobs created or saved”.

            Which, if you had ANY ability to think (HA!) critically, or even read, you would realize.

            But SUCK that bung, Brittany…!!!

  14. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/awful-dem-rep-compares-republican-lady-to-nazis-audio/#disqus_thread

    Collectivist idiot liars are SOOOOOooooo ignorant of history.

    National Socialists LOVED trade unions. Compliant trade unions. They crushed all the others.

    That is the OPPOSITE of “right to work”.

    Morons.

  15. Ragspierre says:

    Officials said that of the 25 suspects involved in the organization, 11 of them are currently receiving federal/public assistance.
    http://theothermccain.com/2014/04/01/voodoo-and-welfare-2-million-methamphetamine-bust-in-florida/

    Puuuuurrrrrrr, starving lil’ chil-ren…

  16. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/sen-reid-paul-ryan-budget-proposal-a-blueprint-for-modern-kochtopia/comment-page-1/#comment-511874

    The poor, old, corrupt, demented “Grandpa Simpson” of the Senate.

    More a target of pity than anything else.

  17. Ragspierre says:

    “If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always,” President Obama said during a speech from the White House. “Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been, because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warranty.”
    —Pres. ScamWOW, CEO in Chief of Fascist Motors

    Toyota got regulated good and hard. As competitors of Fascist Motors.

    GM and Chrysler…???

    Ask the dead people and the injured.

    • Carl says:

      If it wasn’t for the internet I wonder what you’d do all day.

    • Ragspierre says:

      The meds must need adjusting again.

      Your psychosis is REALLY raging today, huh?

      So sad when you have to talk to yourself, and can’t manage all the “personalities” you post under.

      There is help available. The first step is admitting you’re out of your flucking miind.

  18. Ragspierre says:

    WAPO: Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter If 7 Million Signed Up For ObamaCare:

    Of course, we still need to learn how many paid their premiums to complete enrollment. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said it’s anywhere between 80 and 90 percent, so official enrollment (and not just signups) could be anywhere between 5.7 million to 6.4 million. Those numbers would still likely rise over the next few months for those who can sign up later because of hardships or changes in life circumstances.

    Other things we don’t know yet: How many of the previously uninsured signed up for private plans or Medicaid? How many people skipped the exchanges and signed up directly with insurers? How well did insurers predict their mix of enrollees in 2014? Will people actually like the coverage they now have?

    How many people who signed up did so because they lost better insurance because of ObamaCare mandates?

    UPDATE: Shikha Dalmia: Don’t Pop The Cork For ObamaCare: Untangle the administration’s enrollment numbers to see how overstated they are. “So, to recap: ‘Obamacare’ has extended coverage to a far smaller portion of the uninsured than expected, caused millions of others to lose coverage, raised out-of-pocket costs for many middle-income consumers, diminished patient choice of doctors and hospitals and exposed Americans to future premium hikes. This is why Americans are not popping the cork. Nor should the administration.”
    —InstaPundit

    Safe prediction…

    shortly well see the Pres. ScamWOW numbers walked back, fudged, confused, and “explained”.

    Oh, but, hey…Nanny Pelosi is pivoting to “jobs”.

    Ha!

  19. Ragspierre says:

    THEY’RE ACTING TERRIBLY BECAUSE THEY’RE TERRIBLE PEOPLE: Compassion: Anti-Obamacare cancer patient smeared by Harry Reid now receiving death wishes from liberals. “Indeed, unleashing left-wing wrath on ordinary people for the sin of speaking out must be a pretty effective method of stifling dissent — which is precisely what Reid wants.”
    —InstaPundit

    Yes. They are Collectivists. This is who and what they are.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 – 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and 31 percent say this will not affect their vote.
    https://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/thoughts-abc-newswapo-obamacare-poll_786402.html

    Pres. ScamWOW’s at 55% job disapproval, just 26% believe the economy is in good shape, and Obama’s disapproval on how he is handling healthcare is at 58%.

  21. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/02/high-court-voids-overall-contribution-limits/

    Awww…

    Puuuuuurrrr Collectivists. Heads exploding in 4, 3, 2…

  22. Ragspierre says:

    By celebrating seven million enrollments, the administration has set some pretty high expectations: That Obamacare is making a huge dent in the number of those who were uninsured.

    But it would appear that is not the case and they will have to manage a steady flow of hard data that will undermine today’s celebration––in an election-year.

    Of course, these are all estimates. The Obama administration could very quickly report the hard numbers on just how many people enrolled and paid. They could also very easily and quickly give us hard numbers on just how effective Obamacare has been in reducing the number of those uninsured.
    http://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2014/04/71-millionwill-obama-administration.html

    Yeah, well, funny how they ginned up these numbers when they could POSSIBLY give anybody any good data.

    Reviewing numbers used by Pres. ScamWOW to sell this monstrosity, I can’t think of any that were not demonstrated to be bogus.

  23. Gus says:

    “The Collective’s “numbers” have the same validity as “jobs created or saved”.”

    So DECLARES (without evidence) the noted collectivist liar.

    • Ragspierre says:

      So you agree.

      Cool.

      But there is a world of support, just so you feel comfortable. You can find it all over the place.

      If you could read…

  24. Ragspierre says:

    Dirty, Filthy Harry has already done his Emmanuel Goldstein rant from the protected precincts of the Senate well.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/04/02/reid-responds-to-campaign-finance-decision-with-decorum-and-restraint-just-kidding-he-comes-up-with-another-koch-conspiracy/

    (It isn’t working. Heh!)

  25. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/report-obama-epa-tested-deadly-levels-of-toxins-on-americans-to-push-presidents-radical-agenda/

    Heeesh up, proles. You should be grateful your body was useful to the Glorious Collectivist good.

  26. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/02/harry-reids-senate-website-the-koch-brothers-might-not-be-paying-any-corporate-taxes-you-know/

    It’s time for the Senate to move to censure this corrupt, evil old fool.

    It hardly redounds to the status of the Senate to have a profligate liar and smear-merchant as its “leader”.

  27. Ragspierre says:

    A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so. The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens. The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.
    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303978304579475860515021286?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303978304579475860515021286.html%3Fmod%3DWSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    Yeeeeeup.

    Read the whole thing…those of us who CAN read, that is…

  28. Ragspierre says:

    In November, along with millions of other Americans, she lost her health insurance. She’d had a Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for nearly 20 years. It was expensive, but given that it covered her very expensive treatment, it was a terrific plan. It gave her access to any specialist or surgeon, and to the Sandostatin and other medications that were keeping her alive.

    And then, because our lawmakers and president thought they could do better, she had nothing. Her old plan, now considered illegal under the new health law, had been canceled.

    Because the exchange website in her state (Virginia) was not working, she went directly to insurers’ websites and telephoned them, one by one, over dozens of hours. As a medical-office manager, she had decades of experience navigating the enormous problems of even our pre-ObamaCare system. But nothing could have prepared her for the bureaucratic morass she now had to traverse….
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/04/the-blackwood-letter.php

    Another of those ObamaDoggle victims that…

    1. count toward the “sign-ups”, and

    2. don’t really exist because shut-up.

  29. Ragspierre says:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/04/02/did-cias-mike-morell-lie-under-oath-about-changing-the-benghazi-talking-points/

    Well, he lied or answered so “artfully” that he might as well have been lying.

    Why the cover-up(s)…???

  30. Ragspierre says:

    One of the big Democratic talking points has been that Obamacare’s ”slacker mandate” — its requirement that private insurers offering family-based coverage allow “adult children” to stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26—has increased coverage by 3 million people.

    It turns out that number is basically fraudulent, and comes from a two-page press release put out by an Obama-administration analyst. It involves giving Obamacare credit for (1) young adults on Medicaid and other government programs, for whom the under-26 mandate doesn’t apply; and (2) people who gained coverage due to the quasi-recovery from the Great Recession. As you can see in the below chart, coverage for young adults dipped in 2009 and 2010 during the recession, but then recovered. In fact, the proportion of young adults with private health coverage in 2008—60.5 percent—is exactly the same as in 2012.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/374937/no-obamacares-slacker-mandate-hasnt-insured-3-million-young-adults-avik-roy

    Yeah, you’d have to be basically a moron to believe anything from the pack of liars and outlaws in the Obami.

    Feel free to self-identify.

  31. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/374983/oversight-committee-will-move-hold-lerner-contempt-eliana-johnson

    Lerner IS in contempt of Congress. She needs to be put to it, and give sworn testimony in answer to VERY pointed questions.

  32. Ragspierre says:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/04/03/former-obama-adviser-predicts-that-a-major-section-of-obamacare-will-be-destroyed/

    The “employer mandate” is a gonner, according to Gibbs.

    Which would mean the whole stinking, steaming pile of crap would follow along.

  33. Ragspierre says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/03/tolerant-gay-rights-activists-claim-another-scalp-mozilla-ceo-brendan-eich/

    Remember: it is NOT about tolerance. It is about puritanical, rigid conformity.

    You WILL approve of them, on command, without hesitation or you are a ThoughtCriminal, in pure “1984” fashion.

  34. Ragspierre says:

    In recent years something of a consensus has emerged. When the court extended First Amendment protection to “depictions of animal cruelty” (U.S. v. Stevens, 2010) and violent video games (Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, 2011), the decisions were written by Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia, respectively, for 8-1 and 7-2 majorities.

    So why have the court’s “liberals” adopted a hostile attitude toward political speech, which has long been understood as being at the core of First Amendment protection? In his McCutcheon dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer elaborates the theory behind this odd development.
    —Taranto, WSJ

    And the “development” is the idea among the Collectivists that First Amendment protections are not “individual” but “collective” protections against the government.

    THAT is how putrid their “thinking” has become.

    But they are Collectivists…

  35. Ragspierre says:

    As I say, put aside the argument, step back and view the thing at a distance. Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess. It is also utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and government administration.

    Its biggest proponent in Congress, the Democratic speaker of the House, literally said—blithely, mindlessly, but in a way forthcomingly—that we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. It is a cliché to note this. But really, Nancy Pelosi’s statement was a historic admission that she was fighting hard for something she herself didn’t understand, but she had every confidence regulators and bureaucratic interpreters would tell her in time what she’d done. This is how we make laws now.

    Her comments alarmed congressional Republicans but inspired Democrats, who for the next three years would carry on like blithering idiots making believe they’d read the bill and understood its implications. They were later taken aback by complaints from their constituents. The White House, on the other hand, seems to have understood what the bill would do, and lied in a way so specific it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how. “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan, period.” “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period.” That of course was the president, misrepresenting the facts of his signature legislative effort. That was historic, too. If you liked your doctor, your plan, your network, your coverage, your deductible you could not keep it. Your existing policy had to pass muster with the administration, which would fight to the death to ensure that 60-year-old women have pediatric dental coverage.
    —Former Obama supporter Peggy Noonan

    An unprecedented catastrophe.

    Yep. Read the whole thing.

  36. Ragspierre says:

    From the WHOLLY CRAP! files…

    In his remarks at the “Strengthening the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color Forum” today, Associate Attorney General Tony West gets the ball rolling this way: “Let me also express appreciation to Reverend Al Sharpton, not only for joining us this morning but for his leadership, day in and day out, on issues of reconciliation and community restoration.”
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375071/no-3-doj-official-praises-al-sharpton-roger-clegg

  37. Ragspierre says:

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-department-misplaced-6b-under-hillary-clinton/

    Boy. It’ll take a Costco-sized can of Turd Polish to make that resume look…acceptable.

  38. Ragspierre says:

    The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might allow more crops to grow; it discourages energy production. And its leaders are working feverishly to throw away the residual security of the post Cold War world.
    http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/04/03/no-country-for-young-men/?singlepage=true

    If you aren’t reading Fernandez, you should treat yourself.

    Of course, this is right; the Collective HATES people, and they HATE modernity.

  39. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.propublica.org/images/ncsl_map_630px_120723.jpg

    Note…
    1. the source
    2. such bastions of Tealiban influence and the OOOOOOooooold South as Pennsylvania and Hawaii have passed the most rigorous PHOTO id requirement.

    Heh!

  40. Lucas says:

    Reading your unhinged craziness every day is a fine source of entertainment! But I have to ask if you have anything better to do than post angry crap on someone else’s blog?

    You’re a sad case.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Lucus…

      1. show something “crazy” and/or “unhinged”

      2. what is “angry crap”? Quote it.

      3. why, YES! I made and collected money today…and billed some more!

      4. what makes you sad, baby?

      You should be enlightened if you could read.

      • Lucas says:

        The fact that you post crap e-v-e-r-y single day on here completely unrelated to the subject of the original post is crazy.

        The fact that no one even responds except to mock you would indicate to a sane, rational person that no one gives a rats ass about what you are posting about.

        Further, each and every one of these posts is some sort of angry, unhinged attack on “The Collective” or “Pres. Scam-WOW”. This goes on multiple times a day, e-v-e-r-y day.

        As I said, you’re a sad case. Glad you made a few bucks today, I can’t imagine you do much work.

        Lucas

        • Ragspierre says:

          But “Lucas”, you’ll note that my posts off-topic only follow the exhaustion of the topic, right?

          How is posting here “crazy”?

          “The fact that no one even responds…would indicate to a sane, rational person that no one gives a rats ass about what you are posting about.”

          And here you are!

          Resisting and opposing Collectivism and our poor, sick lying President is not done out of anger, nor is it unhinged.

          You don’t actually believe anything he says, do you?

          How do I sadden you, poopsi?

          If you read anything I posted today, you’d have learned things.

          That would be good!

          • Lucas says:

            Again, the only responses your posts garner are those that mock and impersonate you and mine out of sheer disbelief in the volume of posts and their angry, unhinged tone.

            It doesn’t sound like there is anyone in your life to intervene but I suggest you look into getting some professional help.

            Good luck to you.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Odd, “Lucas”.

            How would you have any knowledge of posts that “impersonate” me, since the cowardly lil’t sack of shit who lies about who is posting always gets them removed by our host?

            Suck-puppet.

            Heh!

  41. Ragspierre says:

    One could be forgiven for throwing one’s hands up in despair at the sheer audacity of it all. A fortnight ago, as the federal government took to the courts to defend a rule that deliberately burdens the consciences of America’s more religiously devout entrepreneurs, the professional Left adopted the position that companies do not have consciences, griped that a harsh separation of the public and the private spheres was a recipe for the suffering of unpopular or put-upon individuals, and insisted that any links between the activities of an employee and the deeply held beliefs of his boss should be thoroughly shattered. Today, the opposite case is regnant. Defending the appalling hounding of Brendan Eich, progressives seem to have suddenly got the message: reminding critics that there exists no legal right to be the CEO of a non-profit; insisting correctly that this sordid and alarming little affair does not in any way implicate the First Amendment; and acknowledging that, the doctrine of at-will employment being what it is, a man may resign from his job for whatever reason — up to and including harassment.

    Well, comrades — which is it to be?
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375091/new-torquemadas-charles-c-w-cooke

    Read the whole thing.

    My only kick with Cooke is that, for his time, Torquemada was really a very enlightened and humane sorta guy.

    One has to wonder; given their heads, just what would the FacistFox nazis NOT do?

  42. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/senator-attends-the-wrong-hearing/

    Hey, it’s good to get out…meet new people…consider new ideas…see different paneling…

    But, seriously, folks…

    TERM. LIMITS.

  43. Ragspierre says:

    In February 2010, the Obama administration’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, told America, without a shred of evidence, that Toyota automobiles were dangerous to drive. LaHood offered the remarks in front of the House subcommittee that was investigating reports of unintended-acceleration crashes. “My advice is, if anybody owns one of these vehicles, stop driving it,” he said, sending the company’s stock into a nose dive.

    Even at the time, LaHood’s comments were reckless at best. Assailing the competition reeks of political opportunism and cronyism. It also illustrates one of the unavoidable predicaments of the state’s owning a corporation in a competitive marketplace. And when we put LaHood’s comment into perspective today, it’s actually a lot worse. The Obama administration not only had the power and ideological motive to damage the largely nonunionized competition but also was busy propping up a company that was causing preventable deaths.
    http://reason.com/archives/2014/04/04/general-motors-scandal-worse

    This is fascist economics in action.

    This is Obama’s favorite economic model.

  44. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/05/obama-administration-faces-backlash-on-wood-stove-regulations/

    As I’ve said…

    they want you colder, hotter, less traveled, less educated, less healthy, sitting in the dark hungry.

  45. Ragspierre says:

    Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicians, told Sky News a funding crisis is putting doctors under so much pressure it is putting patients at risk.

    When asked where things were headed, Sir Richard said: “I’d rather not think about it. It’s already (a) tremendous strain. When people ask me what’s going to happen I say don’t get ill.”

    He also warned the health service is “underfunded by billions”.

    Sir Richard told Sunrise the NHS is “between a rock and a hard place”, having to cope with an increasing population at the same time there is a shortage of doctors and nurses.
    http://news.sky.com/story/1237471/do-not-get-sick-top-doctor-warns-patients

    And what causes “shortages”? Well, only one thing, if the shortage lasts for any length of time: government.

    So, another little vignette of what American health care will look like if we don’t STOP ObamaDoggle.

  46. Ragspierre says:

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/fracking-myths/

    The Collective lives on lies, and hates rational, modern everything…

    for you and me. For themselves, they insist on its benefits.

  47. Ragspierre says:

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2546689/

    Seven STILL unanswered questions about that ObamaDoggle number of sign-ups.

    And, for the dupes of the Collective, unASKED questions.

    Heh!

    • Ragspierre says:

      Why do you bother coming here with your hate-twisted, lying BS?

      Hmmm….???

      (We all know. It is your mental problems. Well, and your addiction to sucking off the Collective.)

      • Gus says:

        Because it’s always highly amusing to watch you flail about.

        • Ragspierre says:

          You aren’t “watching” anything.

          You can always fantasize whatever, like David Corn does. See if you can find where he does that. It really isn’t hard.

          You poor, hate-twisted moron. You don’t even TRY to act sane.

          • Gus says:

            OR, I can just consider what Aqua Buddha said without having to delve into commentary. Something we know you don’t really understand.

            Again, it’s hilarious to watch you flail about on someone else’s blog. You’re quite the Internet sensation. Have you seen the memes?

          • Ragspierre says:

            “I can just consider what Aqua Buddha said without having to delve into commentary.”

            No you can’t. As your opening poo-smear reveals.

            Sen. Paul said what he said. I offered no apologies, nor am I inclined to.

            You can’t criticize what Corn fantasized, apparently.

            “Have you seen the memes?”

            Cite some, liar.

  48. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/confirmed-irs-agent-testifies-no-liberal-groups-were-targeted/

    I just KNOW that the intellectually honest, jealous guardian of good government Guz/Lucas/Carl will join in demanding a very thorough, independent investigation of the IRS abusessSSSSSSS.

    /snark

    • Lucas says:

      Nothing more pathetic than an angry old man shaking his fist at the world.

      Sad.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Oh, MUCH more than that, suck-puppet!

        Don’t you want to join me in demanding that we get to the bottom of the politicization of the IRS?

        And stop with your pitiful lil’ ad hominem suck-puppetry?

        • Lucas says:

          Ranting and raving. Why not do something productive with your days?

          It’s incredibly sad that you spend your days ranting in the comment section of someone elses blog.

          Ever notice that the only comments in response to you are to deride and further diminish your standing?

          • Ragspierre says:

            I have noticed you cannot seem to define any of the terms you use, and that you are “Guz”.

            I have noticed that.

  49. Gus says:

    “Sen. Paul said what he said. I offered no apologies, nor am I inclined to.”

    You’re forgetting, Clownselor, that no one asked about “apologies”. The question is, why is he lying.

    ““Have you seen the memes?”
    Cite some, liar.”

    You mean you haven’t seen them, stupid?

    • Ragspierre says:

      “The question is, why is he lying.”

      The real question is why you are STILL so stupid you insist on this logical disjunction.

      An opinion is not a “lie” if it is incorrect.

      Where are your citations to your “meme” bullshit, liar?

      • Gus says:

        “An opinion is not a “lie” if it is incorrect.”

        Haha. This from the Clown who cites opinion pieces in support of his arguments that every allegedly incorrect statement he hears from the president or anyone associated with the president, is a “lie”.

        This is what I mean about watching you flail.

        Do your own reading on the meme you’ve created.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Was “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” a statement of opinion?

          Or was that a lie?

          You are lying about the “meme” bullshit, you poor, pathetic, moronic Collectivist piece of shit.

          • Walt says:

            Looks like grandpa is mighty worked up today! Must be the fiber kicking in. Now take a nap and come back later.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Now, now, suck-puppet “Walt”…

            Have I not given you enough time? I really cannot keep up with all the names “Guz” posts under, and he can always make up another!

            You want to post something substantial, Guz? Or is ad hominem in the mouths of your multiple personalities all you have, really…???

          • Gus says:

            “Was “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” a statement of opinion?
            Or was that a lie?”

            It was an incorrect statement.

          • Ragspierre says:

            It was an incorrect statement made with knowledge that it was…

            1. false, and

            2. could not be true, and

            3. intended to deceive those who accepted it.

            Which is called a “lie”. As you know, since you are nothing if not a liar.

  50. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375232/reid-gop-senators-should-wear-koch-insignias-andrew-johnson

    Sheeeet, Dirty, Filthy…

    why not go all the way, and make it yellow Stars Of David…???

  51. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/07/are-global-warming-alarmists-just-a-conglomerate-of-eco-radicals-and-third-world-grifters/

    Well, yah. And moral-superiorty-on-the-cheap Collectivists who pretend to speak for animals and inanimate objects.

  52. Ragspierre says:

    The single worst thing any government can do is try to control prices. The result of price controls, always and everywhere, is disaster. At PJ Media, Richard Fernandez sets forth the sad history of price controls in Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro. There is lots more, but here are some excerpts:

    Chavez had been draining the state-owned Venezuelan oil industry for years using the same methods of price controls. “The most flagrant subsidy is for gasoline. Venezuelans pay only 4 to 6 cents per gallon for gasoline, the cheapest in the world. But it costs Petroleos de Venezuela, the government-owned oil company, close to $2 a gallon to extract, refine and distribute it. With domestic consumption now running about 600,000 barrels a day, the financial loss on subsidized oil is roughly $20 billion a year.”

    The result was the ruin of the Venezuelan oil industry and the flight of its petroleum engineers to Canada.

    Venezuela was once the largest coffee producer in the world but in 2004 it imported coffee for the first time from Brazil. By 2012 Venezuela was importing 43,000 metric tons from abroad. Today the movement of coffee beans is attended with the care accorded to shipments of gold bullion, under the watchful eye of SADA. “With SADA, any significant transport of food items anywhere in Venezuela must be declared. The truck, the merchandise, the driver, the dates of delivery, everything must be recorded previously if you want to make a delivery.”

    If there were a homo economicus, if the rational actor of market theory really existed, then neither Obama nor Chavez would even be elected. Those who criticize president Obama’s lack of belief in American exceptionalism should look at the counterargument from his point of view. ‘If America is so exceptional then how come I am president?’ The real problem with believing in the Law of Supply and Demand is accounting for the existence of an apparently endless market for stupidity.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/04/is-there-a-market-for-stupidity.php

    There certainly is a SUPPLY of stupid.

    So much of ObamaDoggle is in the form of price controls in various permutations.

    Which is ONE of MANY reasons it will not and cannot work as promised.

  53. Ragspierre says:

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution.

    The cuts come as President Raul Castro tries to streamline government as part of a broader economic reform package.

    The weekly labor newspaper Trabajadores said Monday that 109,000 health care positions have been cut.

    Two years ago, Cuba said more than 50,000 jobs in that sector had been slashed. Most of the cuts came in less-skilled positions such as ambulance drivers and hospital support staff.

    Cuba’s health care sector is entirely run by the state. Authorities have said that like other areas of the economy it is plagued by inefficiency, redundancies and bloated payrolls.
    ___________________________________

    So, like our Federal government.

    Collectivism NEVER works. BIG GOVERNMENT ruins.

  54. Ragspierre says:

    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly said, “So, Lois Lerner facing contempt charges this week in addition to a push to have the DOJ start a criminal case against her for what?”

    Boehner answered, “Misleading the Congress. You know, when this story first broke, I asked the question, or someone asked me the question, Well who should be fired? I said I don’t know — don’t care who is going to be fired. I want to know who is going to jail. The fact is, is that the IRS, there are specific laws that protect taxpayers and force the IRS to comply with the law. Somebody at the IRS violated the law. Whether it was lois learner or not, we’ll find out.

    “But the Weighs and Means Committee and the Government Reform and Oversight Committee, both committees have jurisdiction over this IRS investigation. They’ve been both working together.”

    Boehner would later add, “I made clear Lois Lerner was going to tell us the truth or we were going to hold her in contempt. And if she’s not going to tell us the truth, we’ll hold her in contempt. The House will vote.”
    ————————

    Faster, please. And HARDER.

  55. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/gallup-uninsured-rate-still-higher-than-under-bush/

    No, no…THAT’s unpossible.

    The seas are lower now, too…

    If you are a bung-sucker for teh Collective.

  56. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/08/wh-hey-our-gender-pay-gap-is-less-than-average/

    Shaidle’s First Law for understanding the Collective: “It’s different when we do it”.

    • Gus says:

      “Carney said that men and women in the same jobs at the White House earn the same salaries.”

      Duh, Clownselor.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Which was a lie.

        Duh, moron.

        • Gus says:

          Oh yes. According to you. Because you say so.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “What I can tell you is that we have, as an institution here, have aggressively addressed this challenge, and obviously, though, at the 88 cents that you cite, that is not a hundred, but it is better than the national average,” Carney said. “And when it comes to the bottom line that women who do the same work as men have to be paid the same, there is no question that that is happening here at the White House at every level.”

            But, of course, “…it is better than the national average”.

            Which stat the Obami use is also a lie.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Except, as soon as Stevenson was actually questioned about the statistic by McClatchy reporter Lindsay Wise, the White House adviser crumbled, admitting her earlier comments were inaccurate.

        “If I said 77 cents was equal pay for equal work, then I completely misspoke,” Stevenson said. “So let me just apologize and say that I certainly wouldn’t have meant to say that.”

        Oh, I’m sorry, I guess when Stevenson said “we see it when men and women are working side by side doing identical work” — that was an accident?

        “Seventy-seven cents captures the annual earnings of full-time, full-year women divided by the annual earnings of full-time, full-year men,” Stevenson clarified. “There are a lot of things that go into that 77-cents figure, there are a lot of things that contribute and no one’s trying to say that it’s all about discrimination, but I don’t think there’s a better figure.”

        No one’s trying to blame discrimination? Isn’t that what the entire Paycheck Fairness Act and Equal Pay Day are based on?

        And while we’re at it, let’s not forget that the White House pays women less than men. But that’s okay, said White House press secretary Jay Carney, because they still pay “better than the national average.”

        Apparently a little discrimination is OK in Obama’s White House.
        —Wash. Examiner

        And, see, stupid, there are LOTS of “gaps”, as Stevenson said, like the “gap” between deaths and injuries on the job between men and women.

        You are such a moron.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Annnnnda…of course….

        http://freebeacon.com/politics/senate-dems-remain-on-front-lines-in-war-on-women/

        it is no better in other Deemocrat precincts.

  57. Gus says:

    “It was an incorrect statement made with knowledge that it was…
    1. false, and
    2. could not be true, and
    3. intended to deceive those who accepted it.”

    And one of these days MAYBE you’ll offer meaningful support for this allegation. Again, do you know the difference between what you *believe* and fact?

    • Ragspierre says:

      There is no possible “meanful support” I could offer a bung-sucker so deep in denial as your poor, stupid self, hon-knee.

      You deny this was a lie when it is all but universally known to be a lie, even by your fellow fringe moonbattery.

      Your only use is as a foil.

      • Gus says:

        “There is no possible “meanful support” I could offer a bung-sucker so deep in denial as your poor, stupid self, hon-knee.”

        Yes, that’s another one of your favorite excuses for being unable to support your positions.

        “You deny this was a lie when it is all but universally known to be a lie” ….

        That’s some impressive fallacy, Clownselor. Even for you. “Everyone knows it”, i.e. everyone in the Tealiban media collective; therefore, I don’t need evidence.

        But, why is Aqua Buddha lying about President Cheney?

        • Ragspierre says:

          “That’s some impressive fallacy, MUCH Smarter, More Honest Person.”

          No, moron. A fallacy is ONLY that if it is invalid.

          Sometimes it is totally VALID that “everybody knows” something.

          Like “The Sun rises in the East”.

          Or, you are a miserable liar and pitiful bung-sucker for the Collective.

          Or Obama is a liar and a tyrant.

  58. Ragspierre says:

    HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? Survey: U.S. sees sharpest health insurance premium increases in years.
    —InstaPundit

    Just as predicted.

    Again.

  59. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.qando.net/?p=16540&cpage=1#comment-192084

    Imperial White House cancels Medicare Advantage cuts to help Dems in mid-terms

    Yep. This is the Obamabanana Republic.

  60. Gus says:

    Oh dear, it looks like the Louisiana Tealiban is being oppressed by Obama by not being able to threaten MoveOn’s 1st amendment rights.

  61. Ragspierre says:

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/white-house-peddling-stats-debunked-by-own-adviser/

    Pres. ScamWOW speaks, demagogs, lies.

    In other news the Sun sets in the West.

  62. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375318/carney-snaps-reporter-questioning-77-cent-stat-reuters-i-expect-something-little-more

    Looks like the Obami are getting brittle.

    Maybe it’s time to call it a day and stop screwing the country over.

  63. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/08/rand-study-by-our-estimate-3-9-million-people-signed-up-for-obamacare-not-7-1-million-like-the-white-house-says/

    Sure. As predicted.

    Nobody but a complete cabana boi for the Collective bought that bullshit about “7.1 million”.

  64. Ragspierre says:

    Journalist Ron Fournier told Greta Van Susteren Tuesday Democrats and Harry Reid will eventually pay a price for their dishonest ads.

    “Shame on us if we let him get away with this. First of all, his PAC has his own wealthy billionaires donating to him. Second of all,the ad is false. Outright false. Representative Cassidy actually fought against the Koch Brothers here. That’s not pointed out in the ad. The ad is a lie. Third, this is the third time in a row that Harry Reid’s PAC has had an ad that’s been labeled patently false by the Washington Post. He is making facts up. He is lying.And eventually it’s going to come around and get you. Even in this media environment we have now. I’ve gotta believe that Steve is wrong and the Democrats are going to pay a high price for lying in these senate ads. They’re lying.
    —Jim Geraghty

    He’s not called “Dirty, Filthy” for nothing. In a time filled with new lows, his time as Majority “Leader” is one of particular disgrace.

  65. Ragspierre says:

    Over at Talking Points Memo, Sahil Kapur reports: “On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dismissed the Democrats’ all-out push for action on gender pay equity as a ‘bizarre obsession’ designed to blow ‘kisses to their powerful pals on the left.'” The Chicago Sun-Times picked up the TPM report and is now running a story claiming that McConnell “went on an all-out assault against gender pay equity on Tuesday.”

    These reports are false. McConnell was referring to Harry Reid’s “bizarre obsession” with the Koch brothers, not the issue* of “gender pay equity.”

    In remarks Tuesday, McConnell said that Reid “launched into another confusing attack on the Left’s latest bizarre obsession.” McConnell specifically said he was referring to Reid’s comments “yesterday,” and Reid’s comments yesterday focused on the Koch Brothers. See this April 7 press release: “Reid Remarks On Senate Republicans Ongoing Defense Of The Koch Brothers.”
    —Weekly Standard

    The Beastly Day’s moron, Elenor Clift, picked it up and its keeping it bouncing around the Collectivist bubble.

    This is the Collective. Lies. Retold and chanted. It’s all they have.

  66. Ragspierre says:

    http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2014/04/give-me-a-good-samaritan-with-a-gun.html

    “You can do more with a kind word and a gun…”

    Nurse saves man from mob attack.

  67. Ragspierre says:

    Meet genderhawk Jennifer Palmieri. The Clinton administration veteran faithfully defended a lecherous philanderer-in-chief against what his sexist operatives called “bimbo eruptions.” Then she served as spokeswoman for adulterous crapweasel John Edwards. Now, she is Obama’s communications flack and chief social media gender warrior. On Tuesday, which Team Obama and its feminist pals dubbed “Equal Pay Day,” Palmieri took to Twitter to call out the sexist White House press corps:

    “Love all these guys, but note that 6 of 7 news orgs in front row sent men to ask @presssec abt the problem of gender pay inequity,” Palmieri tweeted.

    Oooh. Get it? Palmieri was womansplaining, gender-shaming and upside-the-head-smacking the mainstream media for sending tone-deaf men to ask about women’s issues. She really zapped and zinged ‘em, didn’t she?!
    —Michelle Malkin

    Heh!

  68. Ragspierre says:

    Senator Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat commanding the push for some sort of political remedy to the differences in earnings between men and women, has a problem in his own staff: On average, he pays men more than $11,000 more than women. As one of my correspondents points out, the easiest way to solve that problem is for him to fire all the low-paid women on his staff and replace them with low-paid men.
    —TheCorner

    Statistics can be SOOOoooooo greasy…!!!

    And if you torture numbers enough, they’ll tell you whatever you want to hear!

    Heh!

  69. Ragspierre says:

    Just to clarify, the difference between being pro-business and pro-market is categorical. A politician who is a “friend of business” is exactly that, a guy who does favors for his friends. A politician who is pro-market is a referee who will refuse to help protect his friends (or anyone else) from competition unless the competitors have broken the rules. The friend of business supports industry-specific or even business-specific loans, grants, tariffs, or tax breaks. The pro-market referee opposes special treatment for anyone.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375309/pro-business-or-pro-market-jonah-goldberg

    Nails it.

  70. Ragspierre says:

    #SEXISTOBAMA: Washington Post: Is This What The White House Thinks Women Wear To Work?

    Wul, yah.

    All the wimmins in the White House cocoon dress just like that.

  71. Ragspierre says:

    Cruz: “Under President Obama, 3.7 million women have moved into poverty.”

    OOOOOooooof…

  72. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/house-rejects-barack-obamas-budget-2-413/

    Hey, isn’t that an improvement over last year…???

  73. Ragspierre says:

    Bu…bu…but THAT’S unPOSSIBLE…

    http://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2014/04/09/scary-ass-chart-of-the-day-4/

    Except it was totally PREDICTED.

    • Gus says:

      Haha, any data for that chart – other than a survey of a whopping 148 insurance brokers?

      Funny, the other day you were screaming about how survey data was insufficient to measure such things.

      Troll better, please, 1L.

      • Ragspierre says:

        1. I don’t scream, liar

        2. survey data is sometimes very reliable, liar

        3. I was questioning the Rand UNpublished, UNreviewed LEAKED survey used by the LA Times and other propaganda organs for the lies that Pres. ScamWOW produced the other day (April Fools)

        4. If you weren’t a tongue-bath boi at Cabana Collectivo, you would question things, too.

        IFFFFFF….

        • Gus says:

          “urvey data is sometimes very reliable, liar”

          Haha, yeah, when you submit it in support of your position.

          148 insurance brokers, huh?

          “If you weren’t a tongue-bath boi at Cabana Collectivo, you would question things, too.”

          Yeah, I question the probative value of the opinions of 148 insurance brokers.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Good!

          Though your strange selectivity in what you question is revealing by itself, innit?

          “Morgan Stanley’s healthcare analysts conducted the proprietary survey of 148 brokers.”

          And have for years. It is considered a reliable indicator of pricing in the insurance field.

          But, hey, good to question. Now, do you have any REASON to doubt the numbers?

          Assholiness is not a reason, btw…

          • Gus says:

            “And have for years. It is considered a reliable indicator of pricing in the insurance field.”

            Yes, considered reliable by wingnut opinion writers and trolls.

            I have reason to doubt the numbers, because (a) who are these brokers? )(b) there are only 148 of them, and (c) as always, you never cite to the primary source of information – you only cite to recirculated, and unsourced wingnut talking points of the day.

            Just because you claim that these mystery 149 insurance brokers are “reliable” and have been for years, doesn’t make it so. Do you understand that?

          • Ragspierre says:

            Now, do you have any REASON to doubt the numbers?

            Assholiness is not a reason, btw…

            (I have to e-m-p-h-a-s-i-z-e for the stupid.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Hard to imagine what your blathering, hate-twisted, spittle-flecked douchery meant, but McAllister was NOT a TEA party guy.

      Plus, you’re late to the ball, hon-knee…

      http://theothermccain.com/2014/04/07/shut-up-and-resign-already/

      Even you should be able to read the date, moron.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “I know his beliefs,” Peacock told CNN. “ When he ran one of his commercials, he said ‘I need your prayers,’ and I asked, ‘When did you get religious?’ He said, ‘When I needed votes,’” Peacock recalled. “He broke out the religious card and he’s about the most non-religious person I know.”

      If true, that would make him a hypocrite.

      You know, like Ball-less Bill Clinton and Barack Hussain Obama.

      • Gus says:

        “If true, that would make him a hypocrite.”

        Much like you and your fellow Tealiban collectivists. It is a feature of your collective DNA.

        But congratulations on correctly identifying the meaning of “hypocrisy”, Clownselor. We’ll make a lawyer out of you yet!

        • Ragspierre says:

          Demented, self-contradictory ravings.

          You are in full psychosis mode, and it isn’t even noon.

          (Well, maybe it is on the East Coast.)

  74. Ragspierre says:

    Pulitzer Prizes will be left lying on the table, because no one in the mainstream press wants to write the story that brings this corrupt government down, or at least turns a critical mass of Americans decisively against our intrusive, abusive tax system. Just about everyone from the IRS who has talked to Congress made it clear that conservative groups were indeed targeted for partisan political reasons, but the goalposts for coverage were slowly moved to “Lois Lerner or bust,” and it looks like bust. The press yawns, checks its calendar, and thinks about maybe dashing off a quick epitaph for page A23 on the next anniversary of the scandal. It takes very little imagination to suppose this would all have gone differently if the IRS had harassed civil-rights groups and pro-choice organizations during President John McCain’s 2012 re-election bid. There would have been outrage boiling through city streets. There would have been no other media story until heads rolled. And a panicked Republican administration would probably have started working the guillotines immediately, producing a stream of angry scapegoats who promptly received front-page press treatment as heroic whistleblowers.”
    –John Hayward

    A glowing example of how morally corrupt is the Collective, and what a threat to freedom and the rule of law.

  75. Ragspierre says:

    Until Senators like Landrieu and Begich literally put their money where their mouths are, they’re not likely to convert anyone. Instead, they will more likely remind voters of just how Washington likes to pass laws that don’t apply to themselves but make it more difficult for everyone else to run their own businesses.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/10/marcus-say-this-equal-pay-demagoguery-from-democrats-is-quite-revolting-huh/

    Read the whole Ruth Marcus piece.

    This lil’ tantrum really has this as its purpose…

    1. distract from the multiple scandals of Pres. ScamWOW

    2. demagoguery (whips the suckers up)

    3. it would be another boon to trial lawyers

    4. it would be another drag on the private sector

  76. Gus says:

    “Well, sure I do, you moronic, lying sack of shit!
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/170678/week-poverty-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-poverty
    It is well established. It is a verifiable fact.
    Just like you being a lying Collectivist troll.”

    Haha, how timely.

    And the opinion piece says nothing verifying what Canadian Cruz claimed.

    But don’t let that get in the way of your collective’s lie.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “Haha, how timely.”

      Well, it HAS been an established, unquestioned FACT for some time. Which, if you could read…AND were not such a moron, you’d know.

      It comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.

      Prove your lying assertion that United States Senator Cruz is “lying”.

      And show whatever moonbattery you get your bullshit talking points from, for fisking.

      • Gus says:

        “It comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.
        Prove your lying assertion that United States Senator Cruz is “lying”.”

        You still haven’t learned about causation at the online law school you attend, have you?

        • Ragspierre says:

          You STILL cannot read, can you, moron?

          “Under President Obama, 3.7 million women have moved into poverty.”

          Show where “causation” is mentioned.

          Next, show evidence Cruz lied.

          You can wait until your meds kick in. SoooK…

          • Gus says:

            “Show where “causation” is mentioned.”

            It’s not, dip shit. That’s the point. Unless we know why these alleged 3.7 million people have allegedly moved into poverty while Obama has been president, the statement is meaningless. But that doesn’t concern you, does it, Clownselor? Despite the “fact” that you’re such a questioning, skeptical, learned eye ….

          • Ragspierre says:

            Ah, that explains why you LYINGLY called it a “lie”

            Because you thought it “meaningless”.

            You are such a sick phuc.

            And it was 3.7 million WOMEN that have moved into poverty during the Obamic Decline, moron. Millions MORE men, too!

  77. Ragspierre says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/10/pelosi-immigration-law-like-internment-of-japanese/

    Poor, crazy old Nanny Pelosi.

    I wonder if she knows anything about the immigration laws of every other nation on earth?

    Or any of the other planets she has a home on…

  78. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375432/pat-toomey-joins-mike-lee-ex-im-bank-which-has-doubled-taxpayer-exposure-2007

    That would be the crony money machine that fascist Maxine Waters is so fond of.

  79. Ragspierre says:

    Fitting as it was to find Eric Holder speaking in front of a “No Justice” sign, his whining about how poorly he’s been treated compared to other attorneys general, and therefore that there must be some racism involved, is pathetic, even by his lowly standards. (Imagine complaining about “divisive” tactics while sitting next to Al Sharpton!)

    Andrew has already covered some of this, but back in January 2009, when I was trying to convince people that Holder should not be confirmed because he was unfit to be attorney general and would prove to be a disaster, I asked how he would have fared under the Democrats’ Gonzales standard — the “if he’s not dishonest, he’s incompetent” test — on the basis of which they ran Alberto Gonzales out of town. It’s still a question worth asking. If the Gonzales standard had been applied to Holder, he would not have gotten the job, much less kept it as long as he has.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375506/dont-make-me-laugh-mr-holder-andrew-c-mccarthy

    Holder is an historic Attorney General, alright.

    We have never…certainly not in the modern era…had such an outlaw and racist in that office. Well, I might have to look back at the Wilson administration…

  80. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/10/video-illinois-democrat-dismisses-gop-colleague-as-half-a-black-person/

    From the “Ain’t NO bigot like a Collectivist files”.

    (Because, see, THEY have permission from the Collective to be bigots, and to hate on people who don’t stay on the plantation.)

    • Lucas says:

      17 posts and it’s only lunchtime. It’s sad that you have absolutely nothing else to do with your time.

      Get a hobby.

      • Ragspierre says:

        I have several, “Lucass”/Guz/Carl/Suck-puppet d’jour.

        This is one.

        Suck on it. 🙂

        • Lucas says:

          Wow, up to 19! Why not go down to the senior center and see if there is something you might be interested in doing. If nothing else a bit of exercise might help.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Why don’t you take on something substantive, instead of your ad hominem poo smearing, troll?

            Suck on that, too. 😉

  81. Ragspierre says:

    If you ever wonder about the liniments of the Collectivist hatred for the middle class, here they are.

    http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/175281

    • Carl says:

      Yeah, except for the Iraq Adventure… No biggie! Find any WMDs?

      Mission Accomplished!

      • Ragspierre says:

        But of course Hill-larry and Ball-less Bill were all for the “Iraq Adventure”, too.

        And, yes, WMDs were found.

        But that was only ONE of the TWENTY-THREE (if memory serves) predicates the Congress found for supporting the action.

        Liar.

  82. Gus says:

    “And it was 3.7 million WOMEN that have moved into poverty during the Obamic Decline, moron. Millions MORE men, too!”

    And what was the CAUSE of this, Clownselor? Specifically. Or are you still confused by the difference between causation and correlation?

    • Ragspierre says:

      The Obamic Decline.

      Any other stoooooooooooOOOOOOoooopid questions?

      • Gus says:

        And what is your evidence for this? Specifically.

        Do you understand the difference between causation and correlation?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Well, of course I understand FAR better than do you, as with pretty much all things, moron.

          For instance…

          http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/us/poverty-and-violence-push-new-wave-of-migrants-toward-us.html?_r=0&gwh=F101BD602003AEFF86298C131C29D4C3&gwt=pay&assetType=nyt_now

          I understand that “poverty and violence” are NOT the primary reasons for this “new wave”.

          Mexico’s economy has been growing faster than has ours for years. Violence is a terrible problem there, but it has been for years.

          Obamic policy and lawlessness are the reasons.

          Causes >>>> effects.

          See, stupid?

          • Gus says:

            Yes, I see deflection from your inability to factually support your 3.7 million in poverty claim.

          • Ragspierre says:

            But I have supported it.

            It is above. Still having that reading bugaboo, huh.

            But we both know the reasonsssssss for the Obamic decline. We both know why more Americans are in poverty, and a record number are on “Food Stamps”. We both know why fewer Americans identify as being in the middle class.

            And we both know that your Collective is at war with America’s middle class, and have been historically.

            Poor, crap-packed ol’ skull…

            Must hurt being so stupid, and such a cronic liar.

            I really feel badly for you. Seriously.

  83. Gus says:

    “Because you thought it “meaningless”.”

    No, liar. The statistic is meaningless because you cannot attribute a cause. One of these days you’ll cover causation in one of your online law classes.

    • Ragspierre says:

      I took online MBA classes too. I’m a double threat.

      Heh!

    • Ragspierre says:

      I LOVE IT that my credentials crawl all over you the way they do…!!!

      Just LOVE IT…!!!

      • Gus says:

        Yes, the voices barking in your head convince you of many things.

        But they don’t seem to be able to help you support your point.

        What is your evidence that president Obama and/or his policies are the CAUSE of the statistic you and Canadian Cruz cite? Specifically.

        • Ragspierre says:

          You know what else is precious…???

          That you…after all this time…STILL think that game will work with me.

          AND that you haven’t evolved anything new.

          You really are amazingly stupid.

          • Gus says:

            No, I KNOW that “the game” of asking you to support your blatherings with actual, verifiable fact, will produce nothing but more screaming, lying, and hand-waiving from you.

            It’s just very enjoyable to watch your incompetence at argument on full display.

          • Ragspierre says:

            And now you’re reduced to projection.

            As always.

            Heh! You just never learn.

            Such a moron. So filled with hate. So sick!

    • Ragspierre says:

      Oh, and, moron…

      you called United States Senator Cruz a “liar”.

      But it is you who is a liar. Every day.

  84. Ragspierre says:

    The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp’s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of the curious behavior of Democrats during the investigation. . . .

    In 2012, both the IRS and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings were targeting the group True the Vote. We now have email showing contact between a Cummings staffer and the IRS over that organization. How much more contact was there? It’s one thing to write a public letter calling on a regulator to act. It’s another to haul the regulator in front of your committee, or have your staff correspond with or pressure said regulator, with regard to ongoing actions. That’s a no-no.

    The final merit of Mr. Camp’s letter is that he’s called out Justice and Democrats. Mr. Camp was careful in laying out the ways Ms. Lerner may have broken the law, with powerful details. Democrats can’t refute the facts, so instead they are howling about all manner of trivia—the release of names, the “secret” vote to release taxpayer information. But it remains that they are putting themselves on record in support of IRS officials who target groups, circumvent rules, and potentially break the law. That ought to go down well with voters.
    —WSJ

    Yep.

    Toldja, Collectivist bung-suckers.

  85. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.qando.net/?p=16550

    Read the letter (those who can read).

    Like I’ve said…ObamaDoggle is a mass of massive market distortions AND things that have nothing to do with health care and ALL to do with control of individuals.

  86. Ragspierre says:

    Writing on Slate, Mark Joseph Stern wanted to remind folks how “unprecedentedly cruel” was the Proposition 8 campaign to which ousted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich donated.

    The actual ads produced by the Prop 8 campaign were apparently not cruel enough, so Stern mixes one not-very-cruel ad from that campaign (the one featuring a Pepperdine professor on the religious-liberty consequences of gay marriage) with a spate of YouTube videos that were not produced by the Prop 8 campaign and never aired on TV.

    Stern’s coverage was retailed by the Los Angeles Times, which called it “a reminder that the Prop 8 campaign Eich supported was odious.”

    Don’t rewrite the history. If what Brendon Eich donated to was so odious, perhaps its critics could content themselves by showing that with ads he actually helped fund?
    —TheCorner

    Collectivists never let things like the facts or the truth get in the way of their hate campaigns.

    Being a Collectivist means you lie. First and always to yourself.

  87. Ragspierre says:

    If you ever wonder about the liniments of the Collectivist hatred for the middle class, here they are.

    http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/175281

    Quite a legacy.

  88. Gus says:

    “But I have supported it.
    It is above.”

    No, it’s not. The link says nothing about Canadian Cruz’ allegation (and yours) that Obama and/or his policies have CAUSED 3.7 million women to dip into poverty.

    “But we both know the reasonsssssss for the Obamic decline. We both know why more Americans are in poverty, and a record number are on “Food Stamps”. We both know why fewer Americans identify as being in the middle class.”

    Yes, decades worth of Tealiban policy implementation.

    “I really feel badly for you. Seriously.”

    Don’t feel bad, princess. It is I who should feel bad about making fun of you, a mentally ill person. But the internet is fascinated by your antics at this point.

    • Lucas says:

      He is sick. Imagine spending your days ranting and raving on the comment section of a crappy blog that hasn’t been updated in a month.

      Ragspierre, you should check out the local senior center. Maybe you could find something that you could do that would both kill time and provide fulfillment.

      • Ragspierre says:

        I have and do.

        Suck on it. 🙂

      • Gus says:

        It appears that the authorities in the Clownselor’s neck of the woods have determined that he will cause the least amount of damage to innocents if he is occupied on a shitty blog, regurgitating the same Tealiban talking points over and over.

        I feel bad for his poor mother, who used to be a frequent commentator on this blog.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “But we both know the reasonsssssss for the Obamic decline. We both know why more Americans are in poverty, and a record number are on “Food Stamps”. We both know why fewer Americans identify as being in the middle class.”

      Yes, decades worth of Tealiban policy implementation.
      ————————–

      There is no such thing as a “Tealiban”, you poor, hate-twisted sick phuc.

      And your laughably idiotic statement (so typical of your fringe moonbatiness)so neatly explains why Blue states are in the crapper, while Red states are prospering.

      You are pitiful. I’d feel more sorry for you if you weren’t an enemy of the truth.

  89. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/11/one-last-glitch-sebeliuss-farewell-speech-derails-because-its-missing-a-page/

    And that is a totally marvelous metaphor for the whole ObamaDoggle cluster fluck.

    Which is, as we’ve noted, ONE big factor in destroying businesses and job formation under the Obamic Decline.

    btw, where are those 4 million jobs crazy Nanny Pelosi said would distill like the dews out of heaven as a result of ObamaDoggle? Or even the 400K we’d see “…almost immediately” after the illegal passage of this monstrosity?

  90. Ragspierre says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/11/federal-judge-slams-holder-for-unprecedented-instruction-he-had-no-authority-to-establish/

    Well. That is ANOTHER judge saying the same things about yet ANOTHER Holder predation.

  91. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/the-incurious-media-when-it-comes-to-obama-admin-scandals/

    Just think what it would be like if we had a working press, instead of the Mushroom Media myrmidons.

  92. Ragspierre says:

    It’s a shakedown, based on the flawed assumption that a child not only must have benefited from the overpayment to his parent but that he/she received the entirety of the benefit, with little proof offered that the debt even exists. (One man who was forced to pay demanded a receipt from SSA affirming that his balance was now zero. The SSA clerk told him he’d put in the request but that the man shouldn’t expect to receive anything.) The only reason you’re hearing about Grice’s case, I think, is because they went after her for thousands, not hundreds, of dollars, which was enough of a hit to make her get a lawyer. Turns out that the feds had seized and then continued to hold her federal and state refunds, an amount greater than $4,400 — even though they were only demanding $2,996 from her to pay off her father’s debt. Lo and behold, once WaPo found out and started asking questions, the $1,400 excess was promptly returned to her. Amazing how fast bureaucracy can move when someone looks behind the curtain.
    —HotAir

    This is what thugocracy looks…and ACTS…like.

      • Ragspierre says:

        No, Guz/Lucass/Carl/Brittany, I just was demonstrating you for the illiterate, hate-twisted, lying coward and moronic troll you show yourself to be.

        Which I find great fun…!!!

      • Ragspierre says:

        http://www.mediaite.com/tv/toure-if-gop-loves-putin-so-much-why-don%E2%80%99t-they-nominate-him-in-2016/

        Careful, Guz. Reading Toure will cost you IQ points, and that could snuff out your dim lil’ candle altogether.

        Heh!

        • Ragspierre says:

          Doctors in Texas are showing us what a medical system without comprehensive insurance might look like. The NYT profiles the rise of Texan “direct primary care” practices that don’t accept insurance. Instead, patients pay flat fees out-of-pocket. In return, doctors save both time and money that they can then pass on to patients. By not having to process reimbursements through third party payers, fill out convoluted forms, or hire administrative staff, they can charge their patients less and spend more time with them.
          http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/04/12/aca-threatens-promise-of-concierge-medicine/

          Innovation like this will have to be crushed…for the good of the volk.

          • Ragspierre says:

            There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s, except Obamacare, and the country doesn’t like it.

            “Foreign policy is a shambles from Russia to Iran to Syria to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And, the recovery is unprecedentedly bad. So, what do you do? You say anyone who criticizes us is a racist. It’s become a joke among young people. You go to a campus where this kind of political correctness reigns and some young person says, ‘It looks like it’s going to rain.’ And, the person next to him looks and says, ‘You’re a racist.’ It’s so inappropriate. The constant invocation of this that it is becoming a national mirth.
            —George Will

            Yeeeeeup.

            Poor, stupid, hate-twisted dupes.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence. ” Nine years ago, the company opened a one-man lobbying shop, disdainful of the capital’s pay-to-play culture. Since then, Google has soared to near the top of the city’s lobbying ranks, placing second only to General Electric in corporate lobbying expenditures in 2012 and fifth place in 2013.”
            —InstaPundit

            Exactly as you expect in a fascist economy. Competition in lobbying, rather than competition in the market. Coupled with an explosion in lobby money.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Poor old, loopy Justice Stevens.

            He’s an open enemy of the Constitution, and not even a good liar.

            http://pjmedia.com/blog/justice-stevens-and-flexible-history/

          • Gus says:

            But money is speech. Correct, Clownselor?

          • Ragspierre says:

            It is for unions, moron. It is for Collectivist donors, idiot.

            Or did you miss that…???

          • Gus says:

            Sure, money is speech for everyone. So what’s your problem?

            Other than your obvious insecurities.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “But money is speech. Correct, Clownselor?”

            See? You have the IQ of a STUPID flatworm…!!!

          • Ragspierre says:

            When speechwriters finish a draft presidential address, it is circulated to the White House senior staff and top cabinet officials in what is known as the “staffing process.” As part of that process, nonpartisan career policy experts at OMB review the speech and are responsible for attesting to the factual accuracy of everything the president says.

            So thanks to Burwell’s nomination, Americans may finally get to the bottom of how the biggest presidential lie in recent memory made it though OMB’s fact-checking process — not once but dozens of times.

            The first time the lie surfaced — when Obama told the American Medical Association on June 15, 2009, “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what” — it wasn’t on Burwell’s watch.

            But Burwell was OMB director when Obama declared on Sept. 26, 2013: “Now, let’s start with the fact that even before the Affordable Care Act fully takes effect, about 85 percent of Americans already have health insurance — either through their job, or through Medicare, or through the individual market. So if you’re one of these folks, it’s reasonable that you might worry whether health-care reform is going to create changes that are a problem for you — especially when you’re bombarded with all sorts of fear-mongering. So the first thing you need to know is this: If you already have health care, you don’t have to do anything.”

            Burwell should explain to Congress and the American people how her office allowed blatant falsehoods to get into presidential speeches, including whether political aides overruled career policy advisers who warned that the president’s claims were untrue.
            —WaPo

            And THAT will be FUN…!!!

            I’m putting in the popcorn supply…

          • Gus says:

            So money IS NOT speech. Are corporations still people, my friends?

          • Ragspierre says:

            Wow.

            Doubling down on negative IQ…

            a NEW record low…!!!

          • Ragspierre says:

            Clive Bundy may have prevailed over the weekend in his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management regarding his Nevada ranch and disputed ranch, but that’s just the first phase, according to Harry Reid.

            “Well, it’s not over,” he told Reno’s KRNV. “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it, so it’s not over.”

            So, two options…

            1. Bundy should declare he’s an illegal alien (low-intensity invader). Reid will fix him up with an EBT card, etc., or

            2. Bundy should become a member of the Obami. They violate the law and just walk away from it all the time.

          • Ragspierre says:

            http://townhall.com/tipsheet/GuyBenson/2014/04/14/disgrace-wh-rejects-ft-hood-survivors-request-to-meet-with-obama-n1824399

            See, veterans of both wars think very little of Pres. ScamWOW.

            They know a liar and coward when they see one.

          • Ragspierre says:

            After your psychotic Kos-sack (o’shit) tarantella about the NEWEST CBO report, I thought we should look under the hood.

            First, the CBO uses stuff it is given for its PROJECTIONS. Hence, it scored ObamaDoggle as it did (a big, fat lie) when it was under consideration by Congress. Garbage in-garbage out. The Collective lied.

            CBO vastly raised its projections of the cost of ObamaDoggle when better information was available (after it had been illegally and fraudulently passed).

            The LOWER estimates of yesterday follow this…

            What is driving the lowered estimate? According to the report released by CBO, it has primarily to do with lower-than-expected premiums for exchange policies. So, good news for the Obama administration? Not so fast. Per CBO:

            “A crucial factor in the current revision was an analysis of the characteristics of plans offered through the exchanges in 2014. Previously, CBO and [the Joint Committee on Taxation] had expected that those plans’ characteristics would closely resemble the characteristics of employment-based plans throughout the projection period. However, the plans being offered through the exchanges this year appear to have, in general, lower payment rates for providers, narrower networks of providers, and tighter management of their subscribers’ use of health care than employment-based plans do.”

            In other words, ObamaDoggle bureaucrats succeeded in lowing prices because:

            1. they are paying providers LESS (price controls)

            2. they are restricting access to only small “networks of providers” (removing choice by consumers)

            3. mandating that the insured use LESS health care services than they would under an employer plan (restricting demand)

            In other words, the CBO lowered the cost estimate because the ObamaDoggle bureaucrats produced a cheap, gutted, central command version of the health insurance that 85% of people who had it liked. And ordered people to “buy” it at the point of a gun.

            Mission Accomplished!

            Oh, and all that part of the report dealt with was premiums…it did not consider the deductibles and co-pays. Well, or the crappy health-care you will get under ObamaDoggle (you get what you pay for!).

            What will be interesting will be to see the rates the insurers (who are now no such thing) come up with this fall.

            I expect them to be much higher.

            Care to make a prediction, Guz/Walt/Carl/Lucass/Brittany…???

          • Gus says:

            “Care to make a prediction, Guz/Walt/Carl/Lucass/Brittany…???”

            Sure. As with everything else, you’ll be proved wrong; you’ll deflect, misdirect, lie, demand unskewed numbers; and then start screaming about the phony Benghazi and/or the IRS “scandals”.

          • Ragspierre says:

            But, hon-knee…those are YOUR things.

            I don’t lie. You do constantly.

            Don’t you want to know why Cummings and Lerner were emailing about specific conservative organizations?

            Or is your lip-lock on the Collective bung so powerful you can’t get that much daylight?

          • Ragspierre says:

            http://freebeacon.com/blog/obamas-new-hhs-secretary-proved-her-loyalty-by-clinton-by-digging-through-a-dead-mans-trash/

            My goodness. The level of inbreeding in the Collective is enough to make even an Arkansas sex pervert like Ball-less Bill Clinton blush.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “As with everything else, you’ll be proved wrong.”

            But, as with everything else, we know you’re a lying coward.

            For instance…

            ObamaDoggle is vastly unpopular, and never was supported by the American people.

            ObamaDoggle was sold on a fabric of lies, told by numerous people, many for their direct financial gain.

            ObamaDoggle cannot work as it PRETENDS, for various economic realities make that impossible.

            ObamaDoggle has been, is currently, and will be a job killing MACHINE!

            One of the pretenses on which ObamaDoggle was sold was that it would eliminate “free riders”. This was, of course, a lie. It institutionalizes “free riders” by providing them subsidies.

            I could go on and on.

            How’s that gun control thing working for ya…???

          • Gus says:

            “Don’t you want to know why Cummings and Lerner were emailing about specific conservative organizations?”

            I’m more interested to learn why Congressman Grand Theft Auto has been wasting tax-payer resources to gin up a phony controversy.

            Actually, I know why.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “I’m more interested to learn why Congressman Grand Theft Auto has been wasting tax-payer resources to gin up a phony controversy.”

            You mean the one Pres. ScamWOW was OUTRAGED about when he read it in the papers?

            (snicker)

            You really do just suck that bung, doncha?

          • Ragspierre says:

            http://townhall.com/tipsheet/KatiePavlich/2014/04/15/true-the-vote-attorney-cleta-mitchell-discusses-elijah-cummings-emails-with-the-irs-n1824583

            From all I can gather, Ms. Mitchell is a VERY formidable attorney.

            And True The Vote is a very fine organization with a wonderful leader.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian.”
            —Charles Krauthammer

            Yep. Because the Collectivist is, at root, a totalitarian and authoritarian.

            AND they know their ideas cannot win in the marketplace. So their FIRST impulse is to come in with truncheons to break up the marketplace and silence opponents.

            It won’t work.

          • Ragspierre says:

            http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/04/15/report-variable-hour-workers-losing-benefits-under-obamacare-n1824244

            More of those “little people” getting hosed by ObamaDoggle.

            But Harry “Grandpa Simpson” Reid says they’re all liars.

            Except when he lies about saying that.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Bogus numbers, all up and down…

            The changes [in Census Bureau questions] are intended to improve the accuracy of the survey, being conducted this month in interviews with tens of thousands of households around the country. But the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said.

            An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a “total revision to health insurance questions” and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured. Thus, officials said, it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument….

            I’m speechless. Completely inexcusable. The administration deserves all of the criticism it will get, and then some. http://t.co/nQEzctGKKW
            — Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) April 15, 2014

          • Gus says:

            I mean the one where even sane GOPers admit that there is no “scandal” involving the WH.

            I’m more interested in the real scandal – Congressman Grand Theft Auto’s abuse of power and waste of a taxpayer dollars to go on a fruitless witch hunt.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “I’m more interested in the real scandal – Congressman Grand Theft Auto’s abuse of power and waste of a taxpayer dollars to go on a fruitless witch hunt.”

            No. You’re not.

            You are a lying coward.

            The investigation has proven that Cummings lied. Hasn’t it?

            Careful. You will have to let information into that crap-packed skull. ALWAYS a risk of explosion.

          • Gus says:

            Hilarious. Cummings is lying about a trumped up scandal that was supposed to be about the WH shutting down wingnut 501(c) groups.

            What about the lies / transcript selectvisy of the man in charge, Clownselor?

            http://www.nationalmemo.com/darrell-issas-5-biggest-lies-about-the-irs-scandal/2/

          • Ragspierre says:

            HI-larry-ous.

            You dig up a nearly year-old piece of crap from the Lie-0-tron of the moonbattery.

            But it IS interesting the Cummings declared at just about this time the “case was closed”.

            He was lying, of course, as we now know.

            We, of course, now know that the bullshit about this targeting being “bi=partisan” was just that, too.

            DO you flucking read, moron?

            I mean, I DID post a video for you…

          • Gus says:

            Comedy.

            In response to factually verifiable events, the CLwonselor responds with … nothing. Just what he and everyone in his collective *know* to be true, because they all circle-jerk to the same RNC blast fax. This would be the part when someone would ask the Clownselor how he “knows” certain things to be true. His response, as always, will be screaming, name-calling, hand-waiving, and anything else he can think of to avoid NOT showing his work.

            Because the work doesn’t exist. The Tealiban collective work on belief alone.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Liar.

            And lies are all you have, as usual.

            DID Cummings and Lerner exchange emails on the specific issue of investigating True The Vote?

            Yes or no, lying coward.

          • Gus says:

            Sure, it looks that way. Did Congressman Grand Theft Auto selectively edit certain transcripts to make it look like certain things happened or did not happen? Did Congressman Grand Theft Auto ask the IRS inspector general to only assemble data on wingnut sounding groups?

          • Ragspierre says:

            I don’t know who you mean when you couch your language in Moonbatese.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Was there testimony before Congress last week from IRS officials that NO liberal groups were exposed to the same scrutiny as the conservative groups?

            Yes or no, lying coward.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Did Cummings say that he had had no direct contact with Lerner?

            Yes or no, lying coward.

            If you answer is NO, show how you arrived at that.

          • Ragspierre says:

            There are more questions for you, but you screwed up the indexing of the thread with your lying, cowardly posts as me. You’ll have to look for them.

            It is a deep pathology that haunts you, troll.

          • Gus says:

            OR 3. Bundy should just maintain his status as an anti-American wingnut, because breaking the law is a virtue with those thugs.

          • Ragspierre says:

            OR 3. Bundy should just maintain his status as an anti-American wingnut, because breaking the law is a virtue with those thugs.

            Already covered in No. 2, above.

            Stupid.

          • Ragspierre says:

            http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/

            There is a tide of reform building, and it is taking several forms.

            We will have a Constitutional government.

          • Gus says:

            It’s good to know that Texans can pay a flat fee when they need to get treated for colds (which most grocery stores offer these days). I guess they get to pay a flat fee when they need an MRI too!

            What a great argument for single-payer.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Two great pities revealed…

            1. you STILL cannot read, and

            2. you are incapable of reason.

            These innovations are not limited to Texas, or treatment for colds, stupid.

            TRY to read. It will serve to save you MORE punking AND enlighten you poor, stupid, Collectivist troll self.

          • Ragspierre says:

            HOPEY-CHANGEY: Sharyl Attkisson: “Chilling effect” from Obama administration on journalists. “Attkisson told Kurtz that political considerations were at play, but the bigger issue is the ‘chilling effect’ of the Obama administration on journalists, but also ‘corporate interest’ pressure as well, which don’t tend to balance themselves out but add together. Kurtz wondered aloud whether her growing reputation as a ‘conservative’ journalist wasn’t an attempt to discredit Attkisson, and she agrees. When she went after the Bush administration, Attkisson noted, no one was calling her a ‘progressive’ journalist — and her CBS bosses were delighted to run those stories.”

            The political/corporate synergy of the Obama Administration is its greatest danger, and doesn’t get enough attention for precisely that reason.
            —InstaPundit

            As I have long said (for years now), the fascist variant of the Collective is the most dangerous for America, partly because it SEEMS to respect property rights.

          • Ragspierre says:

            http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/04/lilly-ledbetter-and-the-lie-that-will-not-die.php

            The whole “Lilly Ledbetter” law is predicated on a lie…or set of lies.

            Where IS that damned “surprised face”…?!?!

        • Gus says:

          Why DON’T you nominate Pooty-Poot? Imagine all of the additional homo-erotica your collective could enjoy. If he won, you’d have your ultimate Daddy for at least 4 years.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Part of being a science communicator is hoping a natural disaster kills as many members of the audience as possible, as soon as possible, with as much media exposure as possible. As a communicator myself, I’d like nothing better than if thousands of middle-class white people died in an extreme weather event—preferably one with global warming’s fingerprints on it. Live on cable news. Tomorrow.

      The hardest thing about communicating the deadliness of the climate problem is that it isn’t killing anyone. And just between us, let’s be honest: the average member of the public is a bit (how can I put it politely?) of a moron. It’s all well and good for the science to tell us global warming is more dangerous than Nazism, but Joe Q. Flyover doesn’t understand science. He wants evidence.
      http://weaselzippers.us/182471-global-warming-loon-id-like-nothing-better-than-if-thousands-of-middle-class-white-people-died-in-an-extreme-weather-event/

      “Science communicator”, huh? Sounds much more like a religious zealot, self-appointed to be High Executioner.

      Racist, classist, condescending elitist…and that ol’ Collectivist penchant for mass killings in furtherance of the “good”.

      Interesting how these people never change…never learn.

  93. Ragspierre says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sq-dusXrYV0

    This is a great primer on the law of self-defense, including the truth of “stand your ground” laws.

    Plus the German reporter is a professional. We could use some in our press corp.

  94. Ragspierre says:

    http://patterico.com/2014/04/12/the-price-of-fear-and-ignorance/

    L.A. Unified School District administrators have told Schiller that he was removed from his classroom for “supervising the building, research and development of imitation weapons,” said union representative Roger Scott.
    ———————————

    Having your children in most public school systems is a form of child abuse.

  95. Ragspierre says:

    More outlaw gangsta government from the Obamabanana Republic.

    “The group’s complaint also suggested that if HHS “directed, facilitated or tacitly accepted the time HUD employees inappropriately directed toward HHS’s health care program, then HHS violated the Antideficiency Act.”

    The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from, among other things, “accepting voluntary services for the United States, or employing personal services not authorized by law, except in cases of emergency involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”

    “[Obamacare] implementation is clearly a high priority for the Obama administration,” Cause of Action said. “However, political priorities do not authorize agencies or the White House to violate appropriations law by taking agencies off of their congressionally mandated tasks.”
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/complaint-suggests-hud-may-have-inappropriately-promoted-obamacare/article/2547168

  96. Gus says:

    Oh dear, more bad news for our lying Teabilly collectivists.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/obamacare-is-getting-cheaper-20140414

  97. Gus says:

    Man, another court steps in to oppress the Tealiban. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/14/ohio-gay-marriage-court/7691313/

    When will the Tealiban make good on its promise to go Galt and move to Somalia?

    • Ragspierre says:

      Pres. ScamWOW is trying to push women into combat roles.

      You are just too stupid to live.

      • Gus says:

        Yes, allowing women to serve in combat roles is the same thing as using them as human shields.

        You and the Taliban cannot be distinguished any longer.

        • Ragspierre says:

          But, moron, you can’t distinguish anything.

          Your dementia prevents it. As we see every day.

          Every woman there was there of her own volition. If any woman there moved forward, she would have done that voluntarily.

          Are you SUCH an idiot that you think we cannot read Alenski, too???

          You are simply mad. As in out of your flucking mind.

          Thank you for today’s demonstration of how out of touch with America your Collective really is!

          • Gus says:

            But the strategy, dip shit, was to put women in front of men so that people would see women getting shot. The Taliban ALSO enlist women to stand in front of deranged fanatics. Don’t they, Clownselor?

            And how do you know that the women involved would have been acting “voluntarily”?

          • Ragspierre says:

            Interesting…

            So you think that women are not the equal of men?

            What evidence do you have that anyone there was a “deranged fanatic”?

            What evidence do you have that women were not part of the strategy?

            When the Taliban use human shields (men, women, and children) they are forced to act as human shields.

            And it works, doesn’t it, you lying sack of shit?

            Because our troops will not fire on them.

            But BLM SWAT teams? Not so clear, huh? Remember Ruby Ridge? Or would that require you read?

  98. Gus says:

    “So you think that women are not the equal of men?”

    I certainly do. And no statement of mine could be reasonably interpreted otherwise. But you’re a liar, so you’ll try to deflect / misdirect somehow.

    “What evidence do you have that anyone there was a “deranged fanatic”?”

    (a) The fact that they were defending a criminal through potentially violent means; and (b) advertising that they wanted the world to see their human shields being shot by the feds?

    “What evidence do you have that women were not part of the strategy?”

    The fact that there’s no evidence suggesting this to be true.

    “When the Taliban use human shields (men, women, and children) they are forced to act as human shields.”

    You mean contrary to American women serving on the front lines in combat? Your first lame bit of false equivocation?

    You’re probably right that they are forced. How does it make it any better that your Tealiban collective wants to use women as human shields in support of their lunatic cause?

    “And it works, doesn’t it, you lying sack of shit?”

    Sure does. Who said it doesn’t? To be clear, the fact that it works is justification for the practice in your mind.

    “Because our troops will not fire on them.”

    Yeah, genius, everyone knows why it works …. What the hell does it have to do with the Tealiban using women as human shields?

    “But BLM SWAT teams? Not so clear, huh? Remember Ruby Ridge? Or would that require you read?”

    No, it just requires you to blather on and on about something other than the propriety of the Tealiban using women as human shields in an insane standoff with the federal government over cattle grazing fees that haven’t been paid.

    It’s the misdirection and deflection you’re so famous for. You never fail to produce.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Too funny.

      All that bullshit to say, “Guz got nuthin to back up his ‘human shield’ psycho excursion”.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “So you think that women are not the equal of men?”

      I certainly do. And no statement of mine could be reasonably interpreted otherwise.
      —————————————

      No, the opposite is true.

      Calling these people “indistinguishable from the Taliban” EXPLICITLY says that American women…and men…behave like the Islamist Taliban.

      You moron.

      This IMPLICITLY says you think THESE American…and WESTERN (as opposed to their effete Eastern womyn sisters)…would be subservient to men who sought to put them at risk.

      It also EXPRESSLY says they cannot arrive at the point they put themselves on the front lines by their own choice, being the equal of men in that decision.

      I could go on, but I’ve punked your lil’ pink ass enough today.

      You wanna a cigarette…???

    • Ragspierre says:

      “…an insane standoff with the federal government over cattle grazing fees that haven’t been paid.”

      Well, it was NOT so “insane”. Was it, you stinking, wet asshole?

      Your storm-troopers backed off.

      Didn’t they?

      And why?

      Because a local sheriff and a few dedicated people pushed back.

      Heh!

  99. Gus says:

    CLownselor, we know that you support illegal grazing on federal lands as long as Tealiban ranchers are doing the illegal grazing. Because feedum. What other laws do you support being broken as long as it’s a freedum-luving Tealibani doing the breaking?

    • Ragspierre says:

      Quote anything I’ve said that “support[s] illegal grazing on federal land”, you lying sack of shit.

      What I DO support is proportional, ethical, and legal treatment…including any use of deadly force…of all citizens.

      There are quite a few laws I would break, and a few I AM breaking.

      See “Prohibition”; see also “Disobedience, Civil”.

      You lying, cowardly, bung-sucking, piece of Collectivist shit.

  100. Ragspierre says:

    What is the purpose of sliming Issa in your lil’ hit piece over his “arrest record”, other than to lie by implication?

    What relevance does a several-decades-old, DISMISSED, arrest record have on whether the IRS has been weaponized as a Collectivist tool?