Saturday, June 30, 2012

DOJ Announces They Will Not Prosecute Holder Regarding Contempt Vote

Not really a surprise, but nice of them to make it official. This is the reason for the Civil contempt vote.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/29/justice-department-dont-look-at-us-to-prosecute-holder

"We already pretty much knew this was going to happen — Eric Holder is the chief of the Justice Department, for goodness’ sake, it definitely would’ve qualified as a conflict of interest. But, the DOJ went ahead and made it official today, saying that they will not move to prosecute Holder after the House of Reps voted to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress on Thursday:
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Good thing the House also voted yesterday to hold the attorney general in civil contempt, which allows them to hire their own counsel and take the case to civil court to seek an order that would require the Obama administration to release the long sought-after documents. If the civil court invalidates Obama’s executive privilege order, criminal proceedings could still be on the table. And if the Obama administration still refused to comply, that’s when impeachment would become a possibility — although I’m convinced that the Oversight Committee would really just rather that they hand over the darn documents already before things get that far. Once again — what are those Justice officials working so hard to hide?
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'Unintended Consequences' Author Ed Conard on Bain Capital, Economics and Obama's Record

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Fly the Union Skies: Unions Battling With American Airlines

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The First Amendment and Knox v. SEIU (Trevor Burrus)

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Nick Gillespie (Reason.tv) on How Obamacare Will Drive up Costs and Debt on RTAmerica

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

House Votes to Hold Holder in Contempt (Federal and Civil)

Civil is necessary because it is unlikely the DOJ is going to act against the person who runs the DOJ. It is sad that this may be necessary to finally get some answers in the Fast and Furious scandal.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/28/boom-house-votes-to-hold-ag-eric-holder-in-contempt

"For the first time ever, the House of Representatives voted Thursday on whether to hold a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress. Republicans brought the vote to the House floor in an effort to force Attorney General Eric Holder to finally face the music for his willful failure to fully comply with a Congressional subpoena of documents relating to Operation Fast & Furious, the not-botched gunwalking scandal that resulted in the death of a U.S. border patrol agent and countless Mexicans — and face the music Holder did. The House voted 255-67 to hold Eric Holder in contempt.

During the pre-vote debate, Minority Leader Pelosi accused the Republicans of playing “heinous,” “frivolous” political games, and even encouraged the members of her party to walk out on the vote: “I’m very moved by the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who say they are going to walk out on this,” she said on the House floor. “Walk out on this. Perhaps that’s the best way. …I urge my colleagues to vote ‘no’ or not vote.” Her oh-so-rousing call to protest, however, didn’t inspire quite the solidarity she was probably looking for: Over 100 Democrats didn’t vote, but at least 17 Democrats defected and joined Republicans in the contempt charge.
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Is There a Silver Lining to the Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision?

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Obama's Response to ObamaCare Ruling

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Romney's Response to ObamaCare Ruling

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ObamaCare Upheld (5-4)

So much for my predictions last night. Bottom line is that the court rules that Congress does not have the power to mandate through the Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause, but does through the tax powers.

This is a bad decision. Unless I am missing something, there is no limiting principle. What is to stop the government from picking a product at random and forcing people to buy it? Did I say 'force', what I mean is make them choose between the product or paying a hefty fine. Did I say 'fine', I meant some sort of selective tax.

Didn't Obama say this was absolutely not a tax. It may now be the biggest tax hikes. Lets see him explain that one in the debates.


Opinion - http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ObamaCare Ruling Prediction

With the ObamaCare ruling being handed down tomorrow morning it is time for some last minute predictions.

First prediction ('ripeness') - they are not going to punt on the issue and say they have to wait until people start getting penalized.

Second Prediction (Mandate) - the mandate will be rule unconstitutional by a vote of 6-3. If that is wrong, I would be more surprised if the ruling was 5-4 unconstitutional then 7-2 unconstitutional.

Third Prediction (Severability) - the court will rule 5-4 that there is no severability and strike down the ObamaCare in its entirety. I am not as confident the court will toss the entire law as the mandate being struck down. While I predict a 5-4 toss, if that is off I think it more likely a 5-4 keep then a 6-3 toss.

We will see what happens soon enough.

"The Skeptical Environmentalist": A Conversation with John Tierney and Bjorn Lomborg

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ObamaCare and the States (Leah Vukmir)

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Gandhi, Mandela, and...Mailmen? Postal Workers Wage Hunger Strike "for Justice"

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Arizona v. United States: A Mixed Bag (Ilya Shapiro)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TSA Opens Jar of Man's Ashes, Spills Them on The Floor, Then Stands And Laughs

Don't you feel safer now...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2164989/TSA-agent-opens-jar-mans-ashes-spills-floor-stands-laughs-grandson-scrambles-gather-up.html

"A man suffered humiliation and distress at the hands of an airport security agent when she insisted on opening a jar containing his grandfather’s remains and then dropped them on the floor.

John Gross, of Indianapolis, was trying to bring Mario Mark Marcaletti’s ashes home from Florida and had them in his bag in a tightly sealed jar clearly marked ‘Human Remains’.
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'They opened up my bag, and I told them, "Please, be careful. These are my grandpa's ashes,"' he told theindychannel.com.

‘She picked up the jar. She opened it up.

‘She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.’
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‘She didn't apologize. She started laughing. I was on my hands and knees picking up bone fragments.

'I couldn't pick up all, everything that was lost. I mean, there was a long line behind me.’
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The Obama Economy Stalls: How Will Current Economic Malaise Influence the Election?

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The Future of Citizens United (John Samples)

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Walter Cronkite wasn't the Most Trusted Man in America? Q&A with author Joseph Campbell

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Obama's Arizona Immigration Double-Cross

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

What Are Cooling Towers?

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Cavuto (Fox News) to MSNBC - "Lean Forward--Bend Over!" (Regarding Their Attacks on Ann Romney’s Equine Therapy)

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Pelosi - 'Holder Contempt Vote About Voter Suppression, Not Fast And Furious'

It all makes sense now; the Republicans shipped guns to Mexico without bothering to keep track of them so that hundreds of Mexicans and a few Americans could get killed by them, then they forced the Justice Department to turn over false documents and make false statements to later retract, all so that they could force Holder not to turn over the other documents that they want, so ... they could suppress the vote?!? Does she really believe what she says?

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Washington, DC's Capital Bikeshare: Tax $$$ for Rich, Educated, White Riders

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Fast and Furious is a Disgrace

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sex-Selection in America: Part 5 - North Carolina

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Past related posts:
Berman Post: Sex Selective Abortions at Plan Parenthood. The War on Baby Girls: Part 1 - Undercover in Texas
Berman Post: Sex Selective Abortions at Plan Parenthood (Part 2). Gendercide in America: Undercover in NYC
Berman Post: Sex-Selection in America: Part 3 - Undercover in Arizona
Berman Post: Sex-Selection in America: Part 4 - Undercover in Hawaii

Unlike the 2,000-Death Count in Iraq, ABC, NBC, PBS, MSNBC Skip 2,000 Marker in Afghanistan

Media bias does not just come in the form of a skewed story. Equally important is the choice to ignore information that may in some way damage or hurt their preferred candidate.

Head to the source for the breakdown.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/06/21/unlike-2000-death-count-iraq-abc-nbc-pbs-msnbc-skip-2000-marker-afghanis

"On June 13, the CBS Evening News devoted a story by David Martin to the Afghanistan death count reaching 2,000, as Martin interviewed a mother of a fallen Marine. CBS was alone. There was no story last week on the Afghanistan death “milestone” on ABC, NBC, the PBS NewsHour – or even on the MSNBC programs found in Nexis, including Rachel “Our Military’s In a Perilous Drift” Maddow.

But the networks were all more aggressive when the 2,000 mark arrived in Iraq on October 25, 2005. The Big Three networks devoted 14 morning and evening news stories to the death toll from October 24 through the end of October, and another 24 anchor briefs or mentions. They used the number to spell “disaster for this White House.”
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Surprise: Economic Mobility is Alive and Well in America!

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Why Don't You Mind My Own Business

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Harvard Professor Tells Youth to Hop Off the Obama Bandwagon

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Obama Claims Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious Docs, House Committee Votes to Hold Holder in Contempt

This story just blew up, and the Main Stream Media have not choice but to cover it now. The Contempt was expected for repeatedly failing to turn over the documents for so long.

The Executive privileged is a bit of a curve ball. If the privileged applied, why wait so long to invoke it? Also, if Obama new nothing about this, how exactly does executive privilege apply? Keeping in mind that Obama was against executive privilege before he was for it (apparently with this invocation), there must be something mighty damaging in those docs for Obama to make this play.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/20/breaking-eric-holder-asks-for-executive-privilege-on-subpoenaed-ff-documents

"Ahead of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s vote this morning, Holder finally decided to go straight to the top and ask his boss to invoke executive privilege on the outstanding documents included in last October’s Congressional subpoena. From Katie Pavlich, live on the Hill:

Just 15 minutes before the House Oversight Committee vote against Attorney General Eric Holder takes place, the Department of Justice has asked the White House to insert Executive Privilege for all Operation Fast and Furious documents according to Chairman Issa’s press secretary Becca Watkins.

Fox News is reporting that The Most Transparent Administration Ever has granted Holder’s request and will indeed allow him executive privilege to withhold the documents.

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.

Executive privilege is not a common tactic — the president’s authority can still be overturned (don’t you just love checks and balances?), but this could mean a showdown between our several branches of government. Doesn’t exactly do much to bolster the White House’s story that ‘this isn’t a cover-up’ and ‘the higher-ups were uninvolved in this operation,’ does it?
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http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/20/breaking-issas-house-committee-votes-to-hold-holder-in-contempt

"Even recalcitrant Republicans who think a court battle with The One is a needless distraction have no choice but to go to the mat for Issa now that O’s pulled his power play with executive privilege.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Republican Chairman Darrell Issa (Calif.), approved a resolution along party lines to place Holder in contempt after battling him for months over access to internal agency documents about the gun-tracking operation Fast and Furious…

Even with 242 Republicans in the House majority, it remains unclear whether the contempt measure would have the backing of the full caucus. Many GOP members have resisted action on the Fast and Furious issue out of a desire to keep the 2012 election focus on the economy and jobs…

If the measure against Holder passes the House, it would be sent to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, who would convene a grand jury that would decide whether to indict Holder. The U.S. Attorney’s office would be the designated prosecutor for the committee if Holder were to be indicted. The attorney general would face a maximum sentence of one year in prison if convicted by a jury.

Boehner just announced that the House will vote next week — unless, of course, O decides to play ball and turn over the documents Issa requested.
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Former Democrat Artur Davis Explains Why He No Longer Supports President Obama

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Contempt? Obama Says that He Inherited Executive Privilege from Bush

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$9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs

They could have employed more people digging a hole to throw the money in before they burned it...

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/9-billion-stimulus-solar-wind-projects-made-910-final-jobs-98-million-job

"The Obama administration distributed $9 billion in economic “stimulus” funds to solar and wind projects in 2009-11 that created, as the end result, 910 “direct” jobs -- annual operation and maintenance positions -- meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs.

At the same time, those green energy projects also created, in the end, about 4,600 “indirect” jobs – positions indirectly supported by the annual operation and maintenance jobs -- which means they cost about $1.9 million each ($9 billion divided by 4,600).

Combined (910 + 4,600 = 5,510), the direct and indirect jobs cost, on average, about $1.63 million each to produce.
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Left and Right Unite to Oppose President: Obama Gets Thrown Unger the Bus By Former Adviser

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Anti-Romney Protesters Say They're Paid To Heckle

Astroturf...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/anti-romney-protesters-say-theyre-paid-to-heckle

"The protesters popping up at Mitt Romney's rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday look like run-of-the-mill grassroots liberals — they wave signs about "the 99 percent," they chant about the Republican's greed, and they describe themselves as a loosely organized coalition of "concerned citizens."

They're also getting paid, two of the protesters and an Obama campaign official told BuzzFeed.

At the candidate's afternoon stop outside a bakery in DeWitt, a group of about 15 protesters stood behind a police barricade, a few of them chanting in support of Obama. Asked why he was protesting, a man dressed in a grim reaper costume pointed a reporter to a pair of "designated representatives" standing in the shade.

"I can't talk, you gotta get one of those people over there to talk to y'all," he said. "They're the ones who can talk to reporters."

Neither of the representatives agreed to give their names, but two protesters said they were getting paid to stand outside of the rally, though their wage is unclear: one said she was getting $7.25 per hour, while another man said they were being paid $17 per hour.
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Are Drone Strikes and Kill Lists The New Normal?

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Gov't to makeup artists: Put down the blush, or we'll shut you DOWN

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Conservatives Bridging the Enthusiasm Gap in 2012

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Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Obama: President Blames Republicans for His Debt

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Monday, June 18, 2012

MSNBC Caught Deceptively Editing Romney Clip

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Now watch the clip run by MSNBC.

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They certainly tried to make it a 'price scanner' moment, but failed. Today there is an arm of bloggers and a new media wing ready to pounce on the Main Stream Media when they try to pull a fast one. Instead of the edited, out of context, and false narrative taking on a life of its own (as happened with the 'price scanner'), this blew up in the face of MSNBC.

Another ObamaCare Fatal Flaw

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The Teen Unemployment Scene: Why Can't Young People Find Jobs in the Obama Economy?

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Diagnosis Unknown: Healthcare Uncertainty Paralyzes US Entrepreneurs

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Election Madness: Islamist Wins Egyptian Presidency & Greece Votes for Bailout

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Candy Crowley (CNN) Grills Obama Adviser David Plouffe - 'Those Are Goals, But That is Not a Plan'

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Obama Plays Golf For The 100th Time of During His Presidency

The double standard here between what the media reporting on Bush playing golf, and the way they are handling Obama's time on the Tees is as glaring as it is expected.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/17/obama-plays-golf-100th-time-presidency

"President Obama rolled out of his Kenwood, Chicago home Sunday morning and headed to out to play his 100th round of golf since becoming president.
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Obama has already played golf eight times this year. He actually is a little off his normal pace – perhaps campaigning is intruding on golf. The president golfed 28 times in 2009, 30 times in 2010, and an incredible 34 times in 2011.

Obama’s golfing takes about five hours, including the motorcades back and forth from the fairways. If one thinks of this as taking up much of the day – include getting ready to go and cooling off afterward – its fair to say that Obama has spent more than three months of his presidency golfing.
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George W. Bush gave up golfing in 2003, explaining his rationale five years later in an interview with POLITICO, saying it was wrong to play during wartime:

I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.

Obama clearly disagrees and has been unperturbed by criticism of his golf, maintaining a steady pace even during an election year.
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CBO: Less debt, lower tax rates good for economy, jobs & growth

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Students Passed with Failing Grades and the TSA too

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Steve Kaplan Discusses CEO Pay

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How to Mystify Drive-Thru Employees

Seems pretty obvious to me it involves a string and not demons, but apparently I am in the minority.

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MSNBC Host Beats the Bishops on Air. Plus, Reverend Al's Day of Wage

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Europe Feels the Spain: Spain Gets Bailout as Greece Decides Whether to Keep Euro

Make no mistake, the only way Greece could keep the Euro is if Germany and the rest of the solvent countries drop the it, and the remaining PIIGS countries are allowed to significantly devalue the currency. Even then, Greece still might get forced out.

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What a Set of Lungs! Plus, The Boyzillian, Extreme Manscaping

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama 'Dines And Ditches' on Father's Day Lunch

Whoops. The White House reportedly paid by the end of the day, hopefully with a little bit extra of a tip.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/white-house-forgets-to-pay-fathers-day-lunch-tab

"Amid the bustle of President Obama’s surprise stop for barbecue Wednesday the White House apparently overlooked one key detail: the bill.

Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.
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The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.

The White House corrected the oversight and settled up the tab by the end of the business day.
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'60 Minutes' Anti-Israel Propaganda Deals Another Blow to CBS's Credibility

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Everyone Gets Poorer: America Loses 40% of Its Wealth

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Bashir (MSNBC) Shows Romney’s Bus Tour With Montage of Exploding Buses

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"The excuse here will be that it’s just a jokey metaphor for how badly things can go on the campaign trail, not any sort of death wish directed at Romney. Which may be true — but remember, Bashir is among MSNBC’s most enthusiastic practitioners of psychoanalyzing one’s political opponents to attribute the worst possible motives to them. If a Fox host used the same montage for an Obama bus trip, the “metaphor” excuse would never, ever fly, and Bashir would be leading the parade of righteous indignation."

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Health Panel Considering Wider Food Ban

This is not about soda, and it is not about popcorn. This is about the roll of government in our lives. Slippery slope does not even being to cover it.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/18774940/health-panel-talks-about-wider-food-ban

"The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.

The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.

At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.

One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.

"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said.

Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.

"There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories," said board member Dr. Joel Forman.
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Egypt's Highest Court Annuls Parliament, Military Seizes Power

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Banning Soda, Lessons from Wisconsin, & Obama the Pot Smoker

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Coming Health Scare: Romney Could Face a Worsening Health Care System

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sex-Selection in America: Part 4 - Undercover in Hawaii

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Past related posts:
Berman Post: Sex Selective Abortions at Plan Parenthood. The War on Baby Girls: Part 1 - Undercover in Texas
Berman Post: Sex Selective Abortions at Plan Parenthood (Part 2). Gendercide in America: Undercover in NYC
Berman Post: Sex-Selection in America: Part 3 - Undercover in Arizona

Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook

I have made this joke to my friends before, though it really is not entirely a joke. While we already have pictures of a president apparently smoking pot as a youth, those more or less 'dignified' intentional photos are a far cry from all the angles of people doing dumb stuff caught by their friends camera phones.

The way I have been terming it is that future elections are going to get a lot more interesting, but there is no denying that stupid decisions people are making today will cost them elections (not just for President, but at a local level as well) where those same mistakes would not have made an impact had people of their parents or grandparents generation made them.

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Axelrod - 'Bush Looked Out of Touch” by Talking up a Bad Economy From The Golf Course'

Should be a fun clip to watch if someone shows him the old clip and asks about Obama.

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Ben Huh on the Culture, Morals, and Politics of the Internet

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Trick or Teat: Madonna in Breast Form on Tour

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Green on Blue Attacks Rise. Time to Raise White Flag in Afghanistan & Iraq?

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Reid (D) - 'Maybe we Can Use That Disputed Pacquiao Fight to Get a Federal Boxing Bill Passed'

Big government for big governments sake, a bad idea all the way around.

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"Via Mediaite, it’s big news when the U.S. Senate majority leader says he thinks a major fight was fixed and that Congress should spring into action to solve the problem. Or at least, it would be: As you’ll see, he’s actually not saying that he thinks it was fixed. On the contrary, he thinks the outcome was the result of poor judging, not fraud. In which case … why the hell is he using this as an excuse to promote some sort of new federal boxing statute? It’s Rahm Emanuel’s infamous line about not letting a crisis go to waste, but without any actual crisis. Essentially he’s arguing that the perception of a crisis is enough of a pretext to justify a federal power grab. How’s that to make you feel warm and fuzzy about big government this evening?"

Diabetes Jumps Among Teens, But Is Banning Soda The Solution?

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Are Student Loans the Next Housing Bubble?

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CBO Economy Shocker: US Faces Fiscal Cliff and Certain Recession

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Monday, June 11, 2012

PolitiFact - 'Romney Reduced Unemployment to Just 4.7%' Rated "Half-True", Even Though it is True

PolitiFact, a completely neutral arbiter. That is, as long as neutral means skewed Democrat.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/11/politifact-its-half-true-that-unemployment-in-massachusetts-declined-to-4-7-under-romney-even-though-its-totally-true

"I don’t care about PolitiFact any more than you do, but conservatives are having so much fun on Twitter with this dumb spin — check the #PolitifactRatings hashtag and just keep scrolling — that a post is obligatory.
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Yeah, good point. If not for PolitiFact, who knows how many people might have watched Romney’s ad and concluded that he personally knocked a point off of unemployment unaided by anyone or anything else? Oh, wait, I know: Zero. Zero people would have concluded that.

Look on the bright side, though: At least they gave a rating this time. When they tackled The One’s youthful dog-eating, they couldn’t bear to slap a “true” sticker on it.
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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jun/11/mitt-romney/mitt-romney-says-massachusetts-unemployment-hit-47

"The ad -- which combines stirring music, footage of welders and forklift drivers and images of Romney gladhandling with factory employees -- was released June 8, 2012. "Romney," the ad says, "reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent."

We checked Bureau of Labor Statistics data and found that the statistic was correct. The low point for the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate during Romney’s tenure was 4.7 percent. (It happened during Romney’s final full month in office, December 2006.)
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Our ruling

The number is correct, but the ad oversteps in suggesting that Romney did this on his own. The employment situation in Massachusetts was subject to many factors, not just the governor’s policy. On balance, we rate the claim Half True.
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Are Fake Prescription Drugs Killing Us?

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The Dangers of Government Dependency

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Leak of the Week, Obama Killed Osama bin Laden with his Bare Hands

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The Green Police: EPA Using Drones to Spy on Farmers

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

2 New Elements Named on Periodic Table

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/05/flerovium-livermorium

"You can now greet by name two new residents of the period table of elements: Flerovium and Livermorium.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry officially approved names for the elements – which sit at slot 114 and 116, respectively — on May 31. They have until now gone by the temporary monikers ununquadium and ununhexium.

Both elements are man-made, having first been synthesized at the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, in 1998 and 2000. The discoveries were confirmed with further work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Suggested names for the two elements have been pending since they were submitted to the IUPAC last year.

The elements were created by smashing calcium ions (with 20 protons) into curium targets (which have 96 protons), combining to form element 116, Livermorium. This element decayed almost immediately into Flerovium, with 114 protons.

In addition to providing new trivia for fifth-graders to memorize, the names honor the labs of their creation. Flerovium was chosen for Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, a facility where many superheavy elements have been produced. The lab is named after physicist Georgiy N. Flerov, who discovered the spontaneous fission of uranium, which led to the USSR’s development of an atomic bomb.
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Obesity in America: To Win, We Have to Lose Government

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Musical Chairs in the EuroZone (Jeffrey A. Miron)

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Big Health Care Lawsuit: Is your state pulling a medical CON job?

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Elitism and the Election: Fred Barnes on Obama's Celebrity-Filled Reelection Strategy

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

RIM Jobs On the Line. Plus, the Wheels Are Coming off the Obama Clown Car

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Suicides Outpacing War Deaths for Troops

A testament to our fighting prowess, while at the same time a condemnation of how we look out for our fighting men and woman.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/us/suicides-eclipse-war-deaths-for-us-troops.html

"The suicide rate among the nation’s active-duty military personnel has spiked this year, eclipsing the number of troops dying in battle and on pace to set a record annual high since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan more than a decade ago, the Pentagon said Friday.

Suicides have increased even as the United States military has withdrawn from Iraq and stepped up efforts to provide mental health, drug and alcohol, and financial counseling services.

The military said Friday that there had been 154 suicides among active-duty troops through Thursday, a rate of nearly one each day this year. The figures were first reported this week by The Associated Press.

That number represents an 18 percent increase over the 130 active-duty military suicides for the same period in 2011. There were 123 suicides from January to early June in 2010, and 133 during that period in 2009, the Pentagon said.

By contrast, there were 124 American military fatalities in Afghanistan as of June 1 this year, according to the Pentagon.
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Left Resists Austerity, Even As Europe Edges Towards Collapse

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Walker (R) Wins, MSNBC Spins

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

High School Athlete Makes An Extraordinary Show of Grace and Sportsmanship

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Eric Holder Testifying Before The House Judiciary Committee Regarding 'Fast and Furious'

There is a major national scandal here that is getting precious little play.

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"Earlier this week, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed that he had acquired new evidence supporting his claim that senior DOJ officials were well aware of the gunwalking occuring as part of the (not-”botched”) operation known as Fast & Furious. This morning, the House Judiciary Committee brought Attorney General Eric Holder in to testify regarding the new evidence.
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Chairman Issa was visibly frustrated; for just a taste of how contentious things got, here’s a clip (h/t Right Scoop) of Issa trying to grill holder while being continually interrupted by his scolding colleagues (and you can quit it with the smarm, Holder):
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Just wait for this 'doozy'.

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Bath Salts, Naked Zombie Cannibals & Stupid Senators

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Ben Freeman Discusses the Naval Fleet

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Obama Looks Beatable, But Is Mitt Fit To Win?

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Monday, June 4, 2012

American Nightmare: How Government Undermines The Dream of Homeownership

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American Nightmare: How Government Undermines The Dream of Homeownership

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Google Notifying Chinese Users When Search Term Might Trigger China's Internet Blocks

Nice move by Google. It is nice to see them make a move against China's censorship. It is not provocative enough to get them in much trouble, but it gives the user valuable information.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/01/google-challenges-china-censorship-with-new-search-tool

"Google has begun notifying Chinese users when they are using search terms that can trigger China's Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing's efforts to restrict online content.

The search giant unveiled on its Chinese site this week a new mechanism that identifies political and other sensitive terms that are censored by Chinese authorities.

For example, when users search for keywords like "carrot" -- which contains the character for Chinese president Hu Jintao's surname -- a yellow dropdown message says: "We've observed that searching for 'hu' in mainland China may temporarily break your connection to Google. This interruption is outside Google's control."
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Google says it hopes the alerts "will help improve the search experience in mainland China," where Google's search and other services have been unstable since it entered a public spat with Chinese authorities over censorship over two years ago. A Google spokesman declined to comment further.

Chinese officials do not discuss their Internet restrictions, and its search terms are treated as state secrets. In its post, Google said the trigger terms were identified based on reviews of the outcomes of the 350,000 most popular search queries in China, not an official list.
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States Should Flatly Reject ObamaCare Exchanges

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Hemp History Week: Ending the War on George Washington's Favorite Crop

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Where Are the Obama Jobs? Plus, Obama Camp Thinks Debt Equals Austerity

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.2%

These are bad numbers all around. Hard to find a silver lining here.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/01/jobs-report-only-69000-jobs-added-jobless-rate-rises-to-8-2

"Jim Pethokoukis called this a “huge miss” on Twitter, and he’s right. Analysts expected the US economy to add 150,000 jobs in May. Instead, we saw only a net gain of 69,000 jobs, and the jobless rate went up slightly to 8.2%:

Nonfarm payroll employment changed little in May (+69,000), and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in health care, transportation and warehousing, and wholesale trade but declined in construction. Employment was little changed in most other major industries.

The long-term unemployed jumped up by 300,000 as well, while participation ratios rose:

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) rose from 5.1 to 5.4 million in May. These individuals accounted for 42.8 percent of the unemployed. (See table A-12.)

The civilian labor force participation rate increased in May by 0.2 percentage point to 63.8 percent, offsetting a decline of the same amount in April. The employment- population ratio edged up to 58.6 percent in May. (See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) edged up to 8.1 million over the month. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

In other words, this is an unmitigated flop.

As noted, U-3 (the topline jobless rate) went from 8.1% to 8.2%, the first increase of any kind in that measure since June 2011. The U-6 figure, which comprises all unemployed and marginally attached workers, rose from 14.5% to 14.8%.
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California State 9/11 Memorial Fund Raided to Plug Deficits

9/11 scams are despicable. A 9/11 scam run by a state; unbelievable...

http://townhall.com/news/us/2012/05/29/ap_exclusive_calif_911_fund_raided_for_deficits

"After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervor and use it to help victims' families and law enforcement. Their answer: Specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, "We Will Never Forget."

Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for children of California residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority _ 85 percent _ was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts.

But a review by The Associated Press of the $15 million collected since lawmakers approved the "California Memorial Scholarship Program" shows only a small fraction of the money went to scholarships. While 40 percent has funded anti-terror training programs, $3 million was raided by Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to plug the state's budget deficit.

Millions more have been spent on budget items with little relation to direct threats of terrorism, including livestock diseases and workplace safety.

Moreover, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been advertising the plates as helping the children of Sept. 11 victims, even though the state stopped funding the scholarship program seven years ago. The specialty plate fund continues to take in $1.5 million a year.

Californians who lost loved ones in the attacks take the raid on the license plate fund as an affront to the memory of those who died.
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Former Dem Rep. Artur Davis: Why I’m becoming a Republican

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"He’s not just any Democrat. This is a guy who gave a seconding speech for O’s nomination four years ago at the convention and was the southern regional co-chair for the DCCC. With those credentials, the PR value to the GOP of having him dump his old party to become a Republican would be huge under any circumstances. Factor in the symbolism of a young black Harvard-trained pol abandoning the Dems in the middle of Obama’s reelection campaign and you’ve got a GOP folk hero in the making."

Here is his website post explaining the change of heart.

Elizabeth Warren (D) - "I Was The First Nursing Mother to Take a Bar Exam in The State of New Jersey"

Her documentation on being Native American was so stellar, that I can not wait for her to explain how she came up with this gem.

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"There is something frighteningly Obama-like in Elizabeth Warren’s self-descriptions. Warren paints a personal narrative of rising from poverty and being the descendant of the brutalized Cherokee tribe, when in reality neither was true (and irony of ironies, she’s the descendant of someone who likely brutalized the Cherokee).

Her academic work carried forward the victim narrative, as she misleadingly portrayed medical expenses as the primary cause of personal bankruptcy, and used innovative number crunching to portray a “two income trap” which, using a fair analysis of the numbers, actually pointed to marginal tax rates not the evil banks and credit card companies as the primary culprit.

Yet The Boston Herald has stumbled upon what may be Warren’s biggest whopper of all, the claim that she was the first woman in the history of New Jersey to sit for the Bar exam while a nursing mother.
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Romney Out Campaigns Axelrod (And Obama)

Step one: blunt Axelrod's attack in Romney's home state.

Not I am not one for shouting people down. That said, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

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If you can not make out what they are shouting, it is "Solyndra" among a few other chants.

Speaking of Solyndra...

Step two: attack Obama on the economy. Where else but in front of Solyndra.
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