An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The Obama administration announced another delay Monday in the requirement on businesses to provide health coverage, giving some employers a reprieve next year while phasing in the mandate for others.
The administration had already delayed the implementation of the so-called employer mandate by a year, presumably pushing the requirements off until 2015. In a bow to business, though, Treasury Department officials announced Monday that the administration would not enforce the rules across the board next year.
Instead, the administration will let employers with 50 to 99 employees off the hook in 2015. They’ll be required to report on how many workers are covered but will have until 2016 before facing a penalty for failing to cover employees.
Employers with 100 or more workers will be required to provide health insurance to full-time staff. However, the new rules will only require them to cover 70 percent of workers next year; and then 95 percent the following year.
Ok, let me get this straight….they claim that once Obama signed that gawd awful, job and people killing bill, it was the law of the land. So, just how can he turn around and say, “Oh…I was just joshin’ ya….it’s not really a law, and if it is, I can change it any time I want!”
I’m not going to put the whole blame on that un-Constitutional POTUS. I’m going to put a large chunk of the blame on Congress because they refuse to stand up to this tyrant. Yes…TYRANT! Either Congress does its job, or we will end up doing it for them. They won’t like the results!
Maryland police have identified the man who fatally shot two people at a mall in suburban Baltimore before killing himself as a 19-year-old who lived roughly 20 miles away in the same town as one of his victims.
The fact that this animal lived so close to the young lady he shot is mighty suspicious. I have a theory, but I’ll wait until more facts come out.
Darion Marcus Aguilar of the 4700 block of Hollywood Road in College Park arrived at the Mall at Columbia by cab about 10:15 a.m. Saturday, or roughly an hour before he fired six-to-eight shots from a Mausberg 12-gauge shotgun he bought from an unidentified source in Montgomery County in December, police said.
Now, I don’t mean to drag the 2nd Amendment into this discussion, but if you notice the part about ‘an unidentified source’, you know full well the administration, along with the insane anti freedom yahoos!
Authorities said they are still trying to figure out what prompted Aguilar’s rampage, but said one of his two victims also lived in College Park, the town where the gunman apparently lived with his mother. McMahon didn’t know if Aguilar was a student at the University of Maryland, which is located in College Park.
It does seem rather odd that they haven’t determined whether or not the animal was a student. Wouldn’t some official at the school, or perhaps other students, come forward? Two dead people is a big deal!
“We have not been able to verify any type of relationship between him and either of his victims…that is an open question,” said Howard County Police Police Chief William J. McMahon during a Sunday press conference. “We just don’t know that and we’re working to find that out now.”
The word “stalker” comes to mind.
McMahon said that Aguilar had a considerable amount of ammunition remaining when he killed himself, along with a backpack containing “homemade” improvised explosive devices consisting of gun powder and household items.
It’s quite disturbing that he had such devises on him. I’m grateful he was unable to set any of them off. The devastation would have been horrendous!
Read the rest here. Although 2 people lost their lives, and several more were injured, I’m grateful that more people were not harmed. Pray for the families!
I’ve gotten to the point where I hate reading the news, or watch it on the idjit box. The world has gone totally insane, and I don’t want it to drag me along with it! Sadly, news is an addiction, and I will watch it, and read it, and, of course, get royally pissed off once again.
I hear D’Bama blathered his BS again. The Mr asked me if I wanted to watch it on the TV. Thank goodness I knew he was kidding. He KNOWS better. I am tired of the lies spewed. Obamacare, which has nothing to do with care, and all about Obama, aka Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is also not about care, and is damn sure not affordable. Oh, it might help the very few, but those who actually work for a living, have, or had, insurance through their jobs, the cost can be astronomical. There are a LOT of folks out there with stories of their shock. Most states will see a substantial increase in the cost of insurance through Obamacare. Why would anyone with an ounce of common sense want to give up all their personal information, and have to pay through the nose to have coverage? It makes no sense. The Rs say the battle to defund isn’t over. We shall see. It’s a shame Obama is so arrogant, he refuses to see the HUGE flaws in his plan, and is incapable of saying it was a BIG mistake to force people to buy something they don’t want. I don’t give a flip what the SCOTUS says, it is unconstitutional. And they are NOT the last word! States have the right to nullify any unconstitutional laws. Just ask P/H! If only we had some leadership within the states that had cajones! sigh…
Once again, there was a blatantly racist attack on two whites by a gang of blacks, and once again, the media is silent. Do you ever wonder why this is happening? If a white gang attack a black person, it would lead in the nightly news, but when it’s the opposite, they are mostly silent. This has become almost an every day occurrence, yet the media apparently doesn’t see it as news. Well, many DO believe it is newsworthy, and chide the media for their duplicity. When is the so called POTUS going to speak out, as he did about the Gates arrest, when he stated the police “acted stupidly”, or when he stated that if he had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon Martin. About that Martin thing…yeah… likely his son would be like him….a criminal in the making.
Do you ever wonder just how stupid people come to be? I blame the public education, so called institution of higher learning, and the lame stream media. Anyone who believes their lives would be so improved under an Nazi-style Orwelian police state is sadly mistaken! Apparently, they don’t teach REAL history anymore, and these fools would condemn themselves, and their fellows citizens, to repeat all the hell that previous nations have endured. Do they not know what Mao Tse-Tung did in China? Have they not heard of the Holocaust? No Pol Pot lessons in their classes? It’s a long list, and they would choose death over freedom? I do not understand such a mindset, and I don’t want to!
Here’s one for ya:
But here’s a bright spot you won’t hear about in the anti Israel slanted news! But if you see any news about the refugees from Syria and see purple bags, you’ll know where they came from, even though no one will actually say it!
Ok, that’s about all the garbage I can handle for the moment. The new meds are playing havoc with me. Oh yippee… I get to be semi drunk without ever drinking. :? Hopefully, it’s just a matter of adjusting to them, and I’ll be right as rain in no time! But I ain’t holding my breath. Heh!
HAD To Copy & Paste!
What planet do you live on?
Last week, word got out that your children had broken into a home in Stephentown and threw a party. More than 300 of them partied and drunkenly smashed windows, urinated on the floors, stood on tables, punched holes in the ceiling and stole a statue that was part of a memorial for the owner’s stillborn grandson. Oh, it gets better. Before, during and after the party, they tweeted about it and posted pictures of themselves engaged in this behavior.
Way to go.
The house is owned by former NFL player Brian Holloway. It is his second residence, paid for in part by his Super Bowl bonus. He lives in Florida and the Stephentown house is on the market. He watched this unfold online while at his home in Florida. Instead of demanding the arrest of your kids, he instead created a website, www.helpmesave300.com where he reposted their photos, identified the people involved, and called for ways to reach out to young people and show them that there are better ways to spend their time than drinking, drugs and vandalism.
He is a better person than I would have been in that position. It takes class and compassion to see beyond the urine stained carpets, broken windows, damaged walls and blatant disrespect to reach out to your kids. He even offered to welcome these derelicts back to his house for a picnic, where they would work together to make repairs and clean up the mess they left behind. I don’t know that the rest of us would have been able to react the same way.
And one kid showed up. One, out of the 300 teens who were there.
Instead of dragging your kids back to apologize and clean up the mess, you lashed out at Brian Holloway, threatened to firebomb his house, and are now planning to sue him. For what? For identifying your kids online. Well guess what? Your little Johnny did that himself the minute he tweeted that iPhone photo standing on the dining room table, holding a red solo cup filled with beer.
Look, I don’t blame you for what your kids did. Heck, I don’t even really blame them. Teens will be teens, and they do stupid things sometimes. We’ve all been there. It’s not fair to judge parents on the mistakes their kids make. It is how you handle that behavior afterwards that reflects on you as a parent.
Instead of sitting little Johnny down and reminding him that what he did is not acceptable and then dragging him by the collar to apologize to Mr. Holloway, you chose instead to harass and threaten the victim. Let’s not forget here, your child victimized this man by destroying his home. How dare you respond with anything other than regret, embarrassment, and a sincere apology instead of righteous indignation, threats of violence and lawsuits.
Parents like you are responsible for an entire generation that expects the world handed to them, because you have given it to them all along. Instead of teaching your kids to work hard and earn things, you give a trophy to every kid in youth sports and then hand them an iPhone in middle school. You are the parents screaming through the fence at the Little League umpire instead of teaching good sportsmanship. You are the ones criticizing the teacher instead of realizing they just want to help your child learn.
Can you please just step back and look at what you are doing to your kids? This is the generation that will grow up to lead our country and make decisions regarding our lives. I hope none of them are YOUR children.
I’m guessing Kelly is one of the hosts of the show?
NOTE: The link, which was named, but wasn’t actually linked to the site, I added. Just trying to help Kelly out here.
Personal comment: I can’t imagine a parent being so blatantly irresponsible, but then, I guess I’m of a different generation. You know, the generation that believes in personal responsibility! I wonder how many of those parents are registered Democrats?
It’s getting harder and harder to post anything. Why? Because of people like that professor in Kansas.
A professor in the University of Kansas journalism department has tweeted that he would prefer to see the sons and daughters of National Rifle Association officials the targets the next time a crazed gunman attacks innocent people.
It was in response to the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday that David Guth posted on his Twitter account: “The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God d— you.”
This is why you send your kids to college? What kind of person would wish death to children…of anyone? A liberal!
And then there’s this:
Liberals work hard to sow discord between black and white Americans, encourage divisiveness and discord at every turn, and regularly attribute run-of-the-mill political disagreements to racism. People like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Toure, Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Tavis Smiley, and Ben Jealous make a living convincing black Americans that whites hate them and it’s time they were called out on all of the lives they destroy in the process.
Sowing the seeds of hatred! Years of work to dissolve the divide between races, and these jackwagons come along and tear down all the work that’s been done by so many. Congratulations. I hope you are proud of yourselves. “All men are created equal.” What you do with the opportunities available is up to the individual.
Then there is more insanity coming out of Chicago, which, by the way, has passed the largest city in the country in the most murders category, and has now been crowned the murder capital of the country!
A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday.
The attack late Thursday in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood left three victims, including the boy, in critical condition. The others were reportedly in serious or fair condition.
If you need proof of the insanity of liberals, just check out a California dimwit communications chair’s comments!
Tell me there isn’t something seriously WRONG with these people. Evil is a word that comes to mind!
And still, the evil is evident in the actions of vandals!
Not being Catholic, I don’t understand the need for such statues, but for some spawn of Satan to destroy symbols of faith speaks volumes about what has become of our society.
These are just a few examples of what has brought me to this point. These are not isolated incidents. This has become the norm is today’s U.S. of A. I’m not sure if I even want to continue this blog. I am trying very hard not to hate. I try to pray for those who have brought us to this new low. I do know, I will never give up my ‘fight’, whether it is on this site, or through other venues.
I constantly ask myself how we ever let it go so far, but sadly, I know the answer. WE have turned away from our Creator, and replaced him with false idols….”free stuff’, video games, talent shows, fake reality TV, obnoxious children in tiaras, etc.
Government is NOT going to ‘take care of us’. It’s beyond sad that so many consider such an entity as their savior.
Story. I am watching the news, and honestly, I detest the speculation. Give me facts!
A 1-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Sunday evening in Brooklyn.
MyFoxNY.com reports the boy, identified as Antiq Hennis, was in a stroller crossing Livonia Avenue with his parents in the Brownsville section of the borough when shots were fired shortly before 7:30 p.m. Antiq was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A witness told the New York Post that “three to four shots” were fired. The paper reported that police were looking into the possibility that the boy’s father, Anthony Hennis, was the intended target of the gunfire. A police source told the Post that the elder Hennis had a record of more than 20 arrests in New York and Pennsylvania, for offenses including narcotics, weapons possession, assault, and car theft and driving violations.
First, I wonder, with so many arrests, how this father was still on the streets at all. He’s gotten his life together? Good. But that still doesn’t explain why he wasn’t behind bars. Second, I don’t care what he had done in the past, there is NO reason to fire any shots at ANYONE, especially when there are children around. The thug culture has no regard for life, and IT must be eradicated!
Contrary to what the world might think of us, we have not become so desensitized to violence that we are incapable of feeling outrage and sorrow at the senseless death of another young person. Perhaps those in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, or other large cities are so use to hearing of another kid gunned down for no apparent reason, but those of us in the rest of the country still have enough heart left to shed honest tears.
Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15 have been charged with first-degree murder over the fatal shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
Because they have given their names, I’m going on the assumption they will be charged as adults, and the death penalty will be on the table. Do I believe they should get it? Oh hell yeah! In prison, they would become ‘heroes’ to the rest of the garbage. Dead, they’ll just be worm food, which is all the deserve.
Oh, let’s not forget the mental midget’s 2 cent tweet:
No, you feckless weasel! America doesn’t have a gun crisis! America has a societal crisis, caused by jackwagons, aka libtards, like you. And just when is this assflake going to go back to the U.K.? Oh, that’s right…they don’t want him either.
There is a culture in this country that has sprung up over the last 30 years or so, that I honestly, do not understand. The blatant disregard for life is appalling. Perhaps, it shouldn’t be so surprising that our young people value life so little when their parents fight to make sure a ‘woman’s right to choose’ murder for her own child is so rampant. It’s not just the youth who put no value on life, it’s the so called adults, and ‘leaders’ who value it even less.
With all due respect the former deputy prime minister, Tim Fischer, remove the plank from your own eye. Perhaps with the rise of violent crime in your own country, Americans should do the boycotting? No. Neither should boycott the other, and such a statement proves the lack of forethought of such a statement.
I pray the family of young Chris will not condemn an entire country for the actions of 3 brutal thugs. We value our friends down under. May God be with you in this most difficult time.
Bill O’Reilly Is Smarter Than Lawrence O’Donnell
by Ann Coulter
After attacking Bill O’Reilly’s history last week, I’ll defend his sociology this week. On Monday, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell ridiculed Fox News’ O’Reilly for saying that single motherhood is responsible for the the high black crime rate.
O’Reilly said, quite correctly: “The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African-American family. Right now, about 73 percent of all black babies are born out of wedlock. That drives poverty. And the lack of involved fathers leads to young boys growing up resentful and unsupervised. And it has nothing to do with slavery. It has everything to do with you Hollywood people and you derelict parents.”
O’Donnell mocked O’Reilly, saying that “the struggles of black America have nothing to do with slavery in Bill O’Reilly’s very narrow and uneducated mind.” He then droned on about some paper Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote about slavery.
Take that, Bill O’Reilly!
So, little Trayvon isn’t quite the sweet ‘kid’ the media and race baiters (but I repeat myself) make him out to be, eh?
I’d like to make a few serious suggestions:
Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson need to find other means of employment, as do the majority of the media.
You morons stopping traffic, destroying property, and making a general nuisance of yourselves need to get ALL the facts before going off on a tangent, instead of listening to the biggest idiots in the world.
The useless sons of bitches in the Department of Justice better take a long, hard look in the mirror before spouting crap about poor Trayvon’s ‘civil rights’, since your track record, to put it bluntly….SUCKS!
Two families have been forever changed, and not a ONE of you jackwagons, raising a ruckus, know either one. Now, sit down, shut up, and stop making fools of yourselves! Where’s your outrage over the 11,000+ blacks who have been murdered….by other blacks….since the night of the shooting, eh?? No where, that’s where. Why? Because y’all really do NOT give a damn, THAT’S why!
A Houston man is accused of threatening to kidnap, murder and burn U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his father and also to “blow up” the sun if he wasn’t paid $3 million.
Kidnap, murder and burn a U.S. senator. Pay $3MIL or the sun goes poof. Got it. Sounds fairly crazy, doesn’t it. Wanna know what’s even MORE crazy?
Nick Gates was being held Tuesday in the Harris County jail on a $10,000 bond. He’s charged with making a terroristic threat.
$10K bond? Now THAT is insane!!!! So, all he has to do is come up with a grand to get out of the pokey? It’s quite obvious the guy is a nutbar, but I’m thinking the judge who set the bond is right there with him. OR…he/she is a Democrat.
Well, I sure as blazes don’t give a flying flip. The dude is dead. He was murdered. This is not news, nor is it worth OUR money. Then again, he might be living high off the hog, with union dues, on some private South Pacific island. Seriously, does ANYBODY care??
I’ve highlighted the names of the “gang of eight” so you won’t forget them. If you want to read this bill, also known as JOLT ACT of 2013, you can read the whole text of gobbledy gook here. While there are a few issues that MUST be addressed, and should have been a LONG time ago, the is a lot in this bill that shouldn’t even be considered! At some point, I just might go through the whole 844 pages, and address those, but for now, do your own homework!
IMHO, they should have made issues addressed in the Congressional Findings (Section 2) THE bill, and left the rest for another time, when we are back on our feet, so to speak.
(1) The passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing the sovereignty of the United States of America and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society.
Our ‘sovereignty’ has become a really bad joke. And as for ‘integrating’? Waving the Mexican, or other foreign flags, DEMANDING ‘rights’, is not integrating. Refusing to learn the language of the land is not integrating. Bringing ‘third world’ habits and policies and insisting WE adapt to YOUR way, is not integrating.
(2) We have a right, and duty, to maintain and secure our borders, and to keep our country safe and prosperous. As a nation founded, built and sustained by immigrants we also have a responsibility to harness the power of that tradition in a balanced way that secures a more prosperous future for America.
Well, our borders are NOT secure, and we are NOT safe. The drug cartels have made themselves quite at home in cities like Chicago, a place where murder is so common place, with some of the strictest ‘gun control’ laws…in the world…it has become a poster child for how NOT to run a city, county….country!
These are the two major issues that should have been addressed, and the rest left to other bills, broken down individually, instead of lumping the whole chit works into one bill. Congress has a real bad habit of throwing in crap, and this bill is no different. Address these issues FIRST. Get the border secured, which will take YEARS, and remove the criminal element from out streets. Shoot the sons of beeches if necessary, but get them away from our children. Does it make sense for a legal citizen, or resident, to fear for their lives every time they walk out their front doors? HELL NO! So, why aren’t those in Washington concerned about US? Because it’s all politics!
No self respecting member of the U.S. Senate would EVER introduce such garbage. Then again, we have no self respecting representatives in the government anymore, and they SURE don’t respect us! WE want our borders secured, immediately, but this is not a priority. WE want our streets safe from criminals, and criminals removed, but this also, is not a priority.
What is the priority? Votes. 11 MILLION new voters, the majority of whom will make sure we continue to lose our God given, Constitutionally guaranteed, liberties by assuring that the Democrats>liberals>progressives>socialists>commies will have a strangle hold on power.
This bill, as is, is something this country can’t afford, financially, or morally. I’ve heard so many spewing on the idjit box how “no one is an illegal person’. Well, they are wrong. Being a person isn’t illegal. Breaking into someone else’s home, expecting them to feed, clothe, take you to the doctor, and pay for all your wants and whims IS illegal, is IS a crime. Handing over the keys to the house is just plain ignorant!
“Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) once noted that three groups spend other people’s money: thieves, children, and politicians—and all three need supervision.” Politicians have shown themselves to be both childish, and thieves. It’s way past time for WE, The People to regain control of our country, and OUR money! Any politician that fails to uphold his/her oath of office should be run out on a rail! WE need to put the fear of God back into them, and the fear of us!
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
American Families Cannot Afford the Cost of Amnesty
Derrick Morgan – The Foundry
Our nation is going broke, and now is not the time to increase burdens on American families.
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)—commonly called the “Gang of Eight bill” after the eight Senators who came up with it, Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)—includes amnesty for some 11 million unlawful immigrants. That amnesty would further burden taxpayers and weaken our fiscal situation. Congress should not rush to pass the bill without understanding the cost to the American taxpayer, especially when key research identifying and calculating those costs is nearly complete.
We have more than $12 trillion in public debt and tens of trillions of dollars more in unfunded obligations that we have no way to afford, thanks to promises made by past and present politicians. With this in mind, today’s political leaders must consider the fiscal impact of amnesty and a path to citizenship that would enable millions of unlawful immigrants to qualify for costly welfare and entitlement programs.
A Mississippi man has been arrested as a suspect in connection to the mailing of two letters sent to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., that initially tested positive for ricin, Fox News confirms.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man was arrested Wednesday at approximately 5:15 p.m. CT. It is unclear if charges are getting filed tonight or if they will be filed tomorrow.
He was arrested at his Corinth, Miss., home following an investigation conducted by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., the U.S. Capitol Police, and the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Secret Service.
The suspect has been identified as Paul Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., a source told Fox News. Tupelo is also the hometown of Wicker and his wife.
I guess this lunatic was wanting to be arrested? Using his initials, mailing from ‘home’? If you mail something anywhere around here, it all goes through Memphis. I did hear on the news earlier that is was a low grade ricin. Low grade can still kill, from my understanding. I’m really glad they got him!
An aside: First it says he’s from Tupelo, but then says he was arrested at his Corinth home. Tupelo is 50 miles south of Corinth. Yes, totally irrelevant, I know. Just thought I’d point that out.