He Is Risen.
He Is Risen.
…and getting awfully close to that 19th of April date which, for some reason, the Feds seem drawn to like a FLAME for coming down heavy, and leaving somebody…in flames.
— HDP (@amountainman69) April 12, 2014
More: From the Las Vegas CBS affiliate:
LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years.
The BLM made the announcement Saturday morning, a week after rangers started gathering the animals from land near Gold Butte.
The agency says it is concerned about the safety of its employees and the public. Earlier this week, BLM officers and supporters of the Bundy family were involved in a scuffle. Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tased twice by federal agents. Another woman said she was thrown to the ground by an officer.
With more Bundy supporters pouring in from around the country, safety concerns began to grow.
The I-Team has learned the deal to end the gather was brokered by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Though, isn’t it ODD how eveything has to simmer down RIGHT QUICK when HARRY REID’S DIRTY DEALINGS get stirred into this righteous “deadbeat cowboy didn’t pay his fees and is torturing tortoises” mix?
Koch brothers, my ass.
UPDATE: Cliven Bundy demands that all Park Rangers DISARM within an hour. Mounted local ranchers wait out that hour. pic.twitter.com/N5fWIcxlDp
— BOSSY MONICA (@LeMarquand) April 12, 2014
Nice to have friends ride in to help. And MILLIONS of friends to pass the pictures ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
Kirsten Dunst sparks debate over support for traditional gender roles
While most of Hollywood’s leading ladies share their feminist values of empowerment and independence, Kirsten Dunst seems to have a more traditional perspective when it comes to gender roles.
“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued… We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created,” Dunst told this month’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar in the U.K.
“And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work…”
The NERVE of the BEE-YOTCH!
Cue my Wymmens Sisters in Sufferage With Smouldering Outrages and off with her head!
Because I watch the Evening News. Because of reporters like Sharyl Attkisson and Lara Logan.
Because they DO reports like this, consistently.
CBS: WH ‘Roughed Up By Its Own Pay Equity Rhetoric’
…”The White House is getting, as you indicated Norah, roughed up by its own pay equity rhetoric,” reported Major Garrett. “In an analysis of White House salaries, which nobody here disputes, shows that the median income of female staffers is 88 percent of that of male staffers.”
“Now the study also showed that men and women with the same White House jobs earn exactly the same salary. Now the White House said its gender pay gap is tied to job experience, education, and hours worked among other factors. This matters because those explanations, according to the Labor Department, explain a good deal of the gender pay gap nationally. The big difference in these stories: When President Obama discusses this issue nationally, he doesn’t mention those other work variables, only the broad figure, that 77 cents for every dollar is what women earn compared to men,” said Garrett.
“When the factors that the White House used to defend its gender pay gap are used nationally, the Labor Department says the difference in median wages between men and women shrinks to about 5 cents to 7 cents on the dollar.”
There is no denying a liberal bias at the network, but it is NOT the days of Dan Rather using fake memos to scuttle a presidency. Scott Pelley’s evening broadcast is hard news FROM THE START (why we left the insipid, puling and mewling Diane Sawyer led World News Tonight after THIRTY-FIVE YEARS…) and they can surprise you with the level presentations on whatever should have been purely a lefty slant.
Not a wasted, tiny half-hour of anyone’s time, PLUS you get the incomparable Steve Hartman to boot, with stories you won’t see anywhere.
Watch and tell me if your heart doesn’t squeeze just a little…
Not having been able to AFFORD college my ownself, I want to smack this entitled piece of shit into next week.
UConn’s Napier, on athletes unionizing
Shabazz Napier, point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands why athletes at Northwestern need a union, as he sometimes has to go to bed “starving” because he cannot afford food.
“We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely best to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed,” the senior told reporters. “I think, you know, Northwestern has an idea, and we’ll see where it goes.”
Last I heard, these poor, starving children so DREADFULLY taken advantage of by these BIG, MEAN colleges (Just because they can PLAY A GAME, mind you.) are taking advantage of a system that offers them a FREE college meal plan, 95% of the time, a FREE TRAINING TABLE on top of world class facilities in which to train, FREE roofs over their ungrateful, petulant heads, not to mention the FREE tens-IF-NOT-HUNDREDS-of-thousands of dollars worth of FREE college level education – to which, in 90% of the cases, they would NEVER have had access based on actual educational work-ethic, i.e. GRADES.
You PLAY a GAME, you little turd.
To the Unfunny Farm, where life is MISERABLE all the time.
…~Meanwhile, serial litigant Michael E Mann takes time out of preparing for the forthcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century to ReTweet the following:
Remove David #Koch from the Board of Trustees at @wgbhhttp://dld.bz/dhE9c
Michael Mann isn’t really a scientist. Oh, yes, I’m sure he still dabbles in it now and then just to keep his hand in. But the bulk of his energies are devoted to getting people who disagree with him fired, banned or silenced. Real Nobel Prize winners (as opposed to fraudulent self-garlanded ones) don’t do that. But every day Dr Mann is demanding that someone be shut up.
~I don’t want to live in the world of “greater civility” that Michael Mann and Mitchell Baker are building for us. Oh, to be sure, it’s technologically exciting: There will be a thousand different apps on which to download Jessica Alba warning you about Antarctic sea ice. But there’ll be only one Thought App. And it will come pre-installed.
And eventually there won’t be any Jessica Alba apps, either. Because a society that imprisons opinion as tightly as Mann and Baker demand is a society that will cease to innovate, and decline.
…I know he’s NEVER known the incredible love of a good dog.
Dog walked miles to Washington landslide where former owner is missing
An injured golden retriever found Thursday at the scene Washington’s deadly landslide appears to have walked for miles to get to the location where his onetime owner was last seen, authorities said.
KING5.com reported that Boomer was found there with injuries to his leg and hip. A veterinarian told the station that it appeared he walked three miles from his current home to get to the debris.
The dog’s current owner told the station that her brother is missing in the landslide and he once owned the dog.
They’d be a changed person if they ever had.
Reports of a Shooting on Fort Hood
We have reports of an active shooter on Fort Hood.
We have reports that there are several injuries from this shooting. There is at least one patient being transported to the hospital.
We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse.
The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.
…it’s for REALS.
Another nightmare for doctors, courtesy of the federal government
Ever considered suicide by jellyfish? Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft? Or been hurt when you were sucked into the engine of an airplane or when your horse-drawn carriage collided with a trolley?
Chances are slim.
But should any of these unfortunate injuries befall you after October 1, 2014, your doctor, courtesy of the federal government, will have a code to record it. On that date, the United States is scheduled to implement a new system for recording injuries, medical diagnoses, and inpatient procedures called ICD-10?—?the 10th version of the International Classification of Diseases propagated by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
So these exotic injuries, codeless for so many years, will henceforth be known, respectively, as T63622A (Toxic effect of contact with other jellyfish, intentional self-harm, initial encounter), V9542XA (Forced landing of spacecraft injuring occupant, initial encounter), V9733XA (Sucked into jet engine, initial encounter), and V80731A (Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with streetcar, initial encounter).
Wonder if “Death By Bongo” has a code?
We’re ALL going to expire from it before this is through.
ABC’s RICK KLEIN: The new Senate analysis from our colleagues at FiveThirtyEight.com is the latest warning signal for Democrats in 2014. Its main conclusion, that the GOP holds a 60 percent chance of taking back the Senate, is coming under harsh criticism from Democrats, naturally. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee quickly penned a memo arguing against making such conclusions this early. Naturally, the DSCC included this line:
“It has become crystal clear that our opponent in 2014 is not the Republican Party but two billionaire brothers.”
Democrats are doing all they can to try to bring money of their own into the process, amid frustrations that the Obama operation isn’t in high gear for this year. But does anyone think American voters will turn out in the kind of numbers Democrats need to send a message to the Koch brothers? Democrats need a different climate, not simple outside spending to match the Kochs, to overcome the forces at work this year.
ths update: (Keeping all these insinuations/messaging moments together for easy reference…)
…STUART ROTHENBERG: The average voter doesn’t say, wow, who’s contributing to who?
So I think it’s a general Democratic frustration here. When you look at these races, it’s not as though the Republican candidates have a lot more money than the Democratic Senate candidates. That’s not the case at all.
AMY WALTER: But the AFP is out, which is the Koch brothers-backed group.
GWEN IFILL: Americans for Prosperity.
AMY WALTER: I mean, when you look at how much they’re spending in some of these states we just talked about…
STUART ROTHENBERG: That’s true.
AMY WALTER: … in North Carolina, their super PAC up against the Democratic super PAC called the Majority — Democratic Majority — what is it? Majority PAC, yes.
STUART ROTHENBERG: Majority PAC.
AMY WALTER: Majority PAC.
It’s, in some cases, 3-1, 4-1 difference in the number of ads that have been run. But I agree with you that it’s — it may not stay that way.
STUART ROTHENBERG: And, remember, the Republican super PAC that was so big last time, Crossroads, seems not to be active this cycle, at least at this point. They will be later in the cycle.
But, so far, AFP, the Koch brothers group, has really been carrying the ball for Republicans as the outside group.
SAH-lick message re-inforcement there, team!
No mention of any ‘Soros supported’ groups helping out Democrats during the roundtable, to my surprise.
Our little fishwrap this morning, seemly being eaten alive by USA Today inserts, amazingly enough, had a similar, unbiased observation:
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) March 23, 2014
I’m sensing a “theme”…
…in one fell swoop.
Illegal immigrants are the "risk takers" Jeb Bush says
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 21, 2014
Caputo updated the Tweet a bit later…
Since Jeb Bush's risk-takers comments generated the most RTs, here's the full quote now that i've transcribed..
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 21, 2014
Jeb Bush: "People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers…."
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 21, 2014
…gets called out by two guys who actually WORE the thing.
Crimean Tatars Will Have to Vacate Land – Official
MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine’s breakaway region of Crimea will ask Tatars to vacate part of the land where they now live in exchange for new territory elsewhere in the region, a top Crimean government official said Tuesday.
Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Tuesday the new government in Crimea, where residents voted Sunday to become part of Russia, wants to regularize the land unofficially taken over by Crimean Tatar squatters following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“We have asked the Crimean Tatars to vacate part of their land, which is required for social needs,”
I’m sure our President will be PISSED when he gets off the course and finds out about this…right up until he finds out WHY they went all grabby pants.
For “social needs”?! Then it’ll be okey schmokey dokey. Might even see if they need some help with that.
…Temirgaliyev said. “But we are ready to allocate and legalize many other plots of land to ensure a normal life for the Crimean Tatars,” he said.
Temirgaliyev emphasized that members of the Tatar community could receive senior political positions in the new government, in an apparent move to ease ethnic tensions in the region.
“I think that Crimean Tatars will be well represented in the government and parliament,” he said.
I’ll BET they will! EVERY government needs janitors, sanitation engineers and road crews/ditch diggers.
Shovel ready jobs for the opposition.
‘Most transparent’ White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs
It’s Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America.
The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved “White House equities.”
That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the public.
…when you DON’T get the…
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!! Slàinte!!
…post up FIRST thing in the mornin’.