In it’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, The New York Post’s big breaks turned out to be completely inaccurate.
Last night, the New York Post hosted bestselling author Ed Klein as its “guest-tweeter,” with Ed tweeting throughout the debate. Below are Ed’s last five tweets, his twitter summation, if you will. His book about Obama, The Amateur, which is in its 19th week on the New York Times bestseller list (#1 for 6 weeks in a row), has far and away transcended the competition as the definitive book about the election. Klein is a former editor of the New York Times Sunday Magazine and former foreign editor for Newsweek.
From the NRCC:
Obama Administration Uses $8 Billion in Taxpayer Funds to Delay Unpopular Cuts to Medicare Advantage Included in the Government Takeover of Healthcare
The Democrats’ Government Takeover Of Healthcare Slashes Medicare By $500 Billion, Including The Popular Medicare Advantage Program:
“But certain voters would surely notice one highly painful part of the law before then — namely, the way it guts the popular Medicare Advantage program. For years, 12 million seniors have relied on these policies, a more market-oriented alternative to traditional Medicare, without the aggravating gaps in coverage. But as part of its hundreds of billions in Medicare cuts, the Obama one-size-fits-all plan slashes reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage starting next year — herding many seniors back into the government-run program.” (Benjamin E. Sasse and Charles Hurt, “An $8 billion trick?,” New York Post, 4/23/12)
But These Imminent Cuts Would Remind Voters Again Of ObamaCare’s Consequences, So The Administration Is Using $8 Billion In Taxpayer Funds To Delay Their Cuts Until After The Election:
“This political ticking time bomb could become the biggest ‘October Surprise’ in US political history. But the administration’s devised a way to postpone the pain one more year, getting Obama past his last election; it plans to spend $8 billion to temporarily restore Medicare Advantage funds so that seniors in key markets don’t lose their trusted insurance program in the middle of Obama’s re-election bid.” (Benjamin E. Sasse and Charles Hurt, “An $8 billion trick?,” New York Post, 4/23/12)
Political humorist Frank J. Fleming has a highly amusing piece in the New York Post lampooning the media’s dangerously distorted misunderstanding of the Constitution and of our Bill of Rights (h/t: Nathan Wurtzel).
A very timely piece this — especially during these perilous times, when the “extreme right wing” is trying – despicably! – to stop the feds from mandating that health insurers provide “free” contraception to privileged and affluent law students such as Sandra Fluke.
…The Bill of Rights looks like it was written by a crazed, right-wing militia member living in an isolated compound. It’s all “Government can’t tell me to do this” and “Government can’t make me do that” and “I want to have guns.”
We need to update this silly, archaic Bill of Rights, which puts all this emphasis on “freedom” with no mention of the much more important “free stuff.” If we don’t act, other countries will make fun of us for it — and who wants to be tittered at by Belgium?
We want a strong government that guarantees us all the things we need, and we should have a new Bill of Rights that reflects that.
I propose that we have a meeting of all the great minds (college professors, A-list Hollywood actors, people who watch “Downton Abbey”) to list everything people need — basics like food, transportation, and smart phones.
The first section — the “free stuff” section — of the new Bill of Rights will guarantee that everyone gets all these essentials. After that can come the “freedom” section of less useful rights that don’t actually give you anything, like freedom of speech (but let’s leave out the one about guns — they’re dangerous; people will shoot their eyes out).
And the brain trust will make it clear that if the “freedom” section ever conflicts with the “free stuff” part, then “free stuff” wins out.
Of course, Karl Marx put it far more eloquently and far more succinctly: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
That’s not in the Constitution — yet. But in time, as we “progress” and become a more “modern” society, I’m sure we’ll get there. Why, thanks to media misinformation and public school miseducation, 42 percent of us believe Marx’s dictum is already part of the Constitution!
President Obama’s Stimulus Is ‘Remaking The American Landscape,’ One ‘Million Dollar Yacht’ At A Time
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “…we are remaking the American landscape with the largest new investment in our nation’s infrastructure…” (Remarks By The President And The Vice President At Signing Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act, 2/17/09)
Stimulus ‘Investment In Our Nation’s Infrastructure’
$489,000 To Renovate ‘A Million Dollar Yacht,’ The Angelena II, Owned By The City Of Los Angeles
“…Los Angeles is the proud owner of a million dollar yacht and it is about to undergo hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations at taxpayer expense… The port is using $489,000 in federal taxpayer stimulus money that is supposed to go create jobs…” (“Taxpayer Money Used To Maintain Million-Dollar Yacht,” KCAL-TV [Los Angeles, CA], 2/6/12)
$54 Million For A Napa Valley Wine Train
“The Napa Valley wine train, to tourists a great way to see America’s most celebrated wine region, to others exhibit a in what’s wrong with the stimulus… 54 million stimulus dollars to build a new rail bridge, elevate and relocate 3,300 feet of tracks and put flood walls around the train’s main station.” (ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” 2/2/10)
$1 Million For The ‘The Sunset Strip’ ‘Nose Job’
“Sunset Boulevard, also known as ‘The Sunset Strip’ and one of the most famous streets in the world, will be getting a $7 million facelift after more than 75 years of use, with a free million dollar nose job coming from Uncle Sam. The City of West Hollywood Council received one million dollars in federal funds from the Federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)…” (“Feds Stimulus Sunset Strip Beautification Project,” WeHoNews, 9/28/09)
$150,000 For A Bridge That ‘Doesn’t Go Anywhere’ And ‘Ends In A Sheer, 8-Foot Drop’
“A historic stone arch bridge that received more than $150,000 in federal stimulus funds this year has fallen short of some people’s expectations — mainly because it doesn’t go anywhere. The bridge, which dates back to the 1860s, ends in a sheer, 8-foot drop after it crosses the Contoocook River. Traffic no longer crosses the span, which parallels a modern bridge near the intersection of Routes 202 and 149.” (“$150 Thousand For ‘Bridge To Nowhere,’” The Union Leader [NH], 8/12/10)
$2 Million To Extend And Restore “The Crookedest Railroad In The World”
“A $2 million grant went to extend an antique tourist train line, the Virginia & Truckee Railway, built during Nevada’s silver mining boom. The line currently ends near Mound House, home to several legal brothels, including the Kit Kat Guest Ranch and the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, but would go to Carson City.” (“Stimu-Loss For Words – This Bunch Of Clowns Getting Federal Grants,” The New York Post, 12/9/09)
Money For ‘Jumping Fish’ Art
“Jumping fish are now on display at Volland and Canal. It’s not an aquarium. It’s pieces of art in this median. This is the final touch to the first phase of ‘The Columbia Park Overlook Project.’ Stimulus money paved the way. Phase ‘two’ calls for new sidewalks, and better bike access from Fisher to Volland on Canal Street.” (“Fish Art And Other Kennewick Stimulus Projects,” KEPRTV [Pasco, WA], 9/8/09)
From the New York Post:
A defiant Rep. Anthony Weiner said today that he’s not resigning.
In an exclusive interview with The Post, Weiner, 46, said the sexting scandal that has plagued him for the past week is not reason enough to give up his House seat.
“I’m not,” Weiner said when asked by a Post reporter whether he planned to resign.
We’ve been hearing about nano-tech for the clothing industry a few years now with claims of producing cloths that could power media players and pda’s but I think this is the first swimsuit product I’ve seen.
From the NYPost:
She wore an itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, solar-powered hot bikini.
A Brooklyn-based designer has created a hot new place to dock your iPod — a swimsuit capable of charging your MP3 player and camera.
The solar-powered swimsuit features photovoltaic panels sewn together with conductive thread to soak up the sun while you’re soaking up the sun.
The hand-stitched suit costs nearly $200 to make.
Its designer, Andrew Schneider, also hopes to manufacture a male swimsuit that would be able to cool beer, although he doesn’t say where you’d store the brew.
Been hearing a lot about Medicare lately? Here’s a handy chart comparing the Republican plan – “The Path to Prosperity” – that protects Medicare for current retirees and future generations (while spurring private-sector job growth and stopping Washington from spending money it doesn’t have) with the Democratic “plan” to do nothing, leaving Medicare bankrupt and seniors facing drastic benefit cuts:
|Democrats’ Plan: Benefit Cuts & Bankruptcy|
|WHICH PLAN LEAVES MEDICARE BANKRUPT?||By doing nothing, Democrats are allowing Medicare to go bankrupt within the next decade.
||The Republican plan lifts the burden of debt that threatens jobs while preserving Medicare for current seniors & future retirees.
|WHICH PLAN CUTS BENEFITS & RATIONS CARE FOR SENIORS?||Democrats’ ObamaCare law created a “rationing board” that will lead to “the political rationing of care for the elderly” by unelected bureaucrats.
||Under the GOP plan, there are no changes and no disruptions for Americans over the age of 55.
|WHICH PLAN SAVES MEDICARE?||Democrats are spending their time attacking Republicans for one reason: the Democrats’ Medicare plan means bankruptcy and benefit cuts.
||The Republican plan saves Medicare for current and future generations while making no changes for those in and near retirement.
No wonder surveys show American seniors prefer the Republican plan. Gallup found that “[p]luralities of middle-aged Americans as well as those 65 and older prefer Ryan’s plan to Obama’s,” and John Fund of the Wall Street Journal highlighted a CBS News/New York Times survey that found a plurality of Americans “approve of GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms.”
…is three-fold. First, unionized teachers. Second, administrators. Third, the politicians who employ them.
OK, got the message on the sign?
We don’t pay teachers enough. At least according to this American Federation of Teachers picket. I’m sure the larger and leftier National Education Association agrees. As does every Democrat elected official or wanna-be-elected-official in the country, given that the NEA and the AFT fund Democrats and in the 2007-08 cycle,
The National Education Association has earned a reputation for using campaign contributions to purchase the loyalty of lawmakers at the federal and state levels.
In the 2007-08 election cycle, for instance, the union, through its political action committees, spent a whopping $56 million on various candidates and state ballot proposals. That ranked the NEA as the largest political contributor in the nation, outspending the second-place donor by more than $12 million.
Today’s military is full of annual training requirements; Anti-Terrorism training, Information Awareness, Trafficking in Persons, Code of Conduct, When “No” means “No” – there are about five others, all necessary to complete to stay on command’s good side. Not to mention keeping the CO’s CO off his/her backside. Unit’s Mission Readiness is measured in no small part by it’s member’s completion of all mandatory courses. Most are online, some are classroom only, and all must be completed every calendar year.
Now, another requirement has been added, gay sensitivity training;