Obama: GOP Going Through “Stages of Grief” After Realizing How Awesome Obamacare Is…

Barack Obama

Obama smoking weed again?

Via Washington Examiner:

President Obama mocked Republican opponents of his health care law on Thursday, saying that they were going through the “stages of grief” and that critics should accept that the law is here to stay.

“I recognize that their party is going through, you know, the stages of grief, right?,” said Obama during a press briefing at the White House. “Anger and denial and all that stuff and it — we’re not at acceptance yet — but at some point, my assumption is, is that there will be an interest to figure out how do we make this work in the best way possible.”

Obama announced Thursday that 8 million consumers had signed up for Obamacare’s insurance exchanges and said that the successful enrollment period should end the debate over the law’s future.

Republicans, though, say they will press ahead with efforts to undo his signature domestic initiative.

Obama said that he was open to changing parts of the law to make it work better, but said that would “require a change in attitude on the part of the Republicans.”

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Pic: BLM Leaves Behind Mass Grave For Cattle At Bundy Ranch…

BLM could not have screwed this up any worse if they tried.

Bunkerville, NEVADA, April 16, 2014 – Ben Swann interviewed Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, on his radio program Wednesday. Bundy spoke about the continuing battle over the grazing land, the next steps federal agents may take, and what has already taken place on the property so far.

Bundy told Swann that federal agents have fled the area and left a great deal of gear and equipment and that they aren’t likely to return any time soon for it. He also said that federal agents destroyed much of the grazing infrastructure on the land, including water lines, water tanks, troughs, corrals, and fences.

The damage didn’t stop at just destroying infrastructure: Bundy revealed that their cattle, about 40 or so, had been killed by federal agents and thrown into a mass grave.

In these photographs provided to Benswann.com from the Bundy family, you can see that so called mass grave which was dug out with the use of a backhoe. Already inside that dirt grave you can see the body of at least one of the cattle.

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Michelle Obama Wants You To Dance About A Tyrannosaurus Rex To Lose Weight…

Via Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Blog:

Yesterday, an exciting new addition to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History arrived: a 66.5 million year old Tyrannosaurus rex.

In honor of the T. rex’s arrival, the Smithsonian is encouraging people to get up and dance. They’ve teamed up with Alaskan artist and musician Ray Troll and his band, The Ratfish Wranglers, to create “National Rex,” an original song celebrating the dinosaur’s arrival and they want you to send in a 30 second video dancing to your own original “Rex Two-Step.”

To participate, all you have to do is listen to the song, get inspired, and start moving. Whether your dance involves classical steps or a modern flare, as long as you’re moving and having fun, you could be featured on Twitter (@NMNH) or FacebookCheck out all the rules, and follow along with the hashtag #rexstep!

Here at Let’s Move!, we’re all for getting active, and dancing is a great way to add activity to your daily routine. So why not grab a camera and show the T. rex how you move?

HT: WFB

Harry Reid Calls Cliven Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists,” Says Standoff Was “Domestic Terrorism”…

Harry Reid

Last time I checked it ended peacefully.

Via LVRJ:

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.

“They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”

The BLM shut down its weeklong roundup of Bundy’s cattle Saturday after an armed confrontation with militia members who had traveled to Southern Nevada.

Obama: Democrats Should “Forcefully Defend” Obamacare…

Because the law remains so widely popular.

Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people . . . we’re helping, because of something we did.

HT: NRO

Michigan City Cancel Duck Dynasty Look-Alike Contest After Receiving One Complaint…

According to the city, “it took about a minute” to cancel the contest after receiving the lone complaint. Doesn’t get any more pathetic than that.

Via Lansing State Journal:

Danielle Casavant called it poor judgment.

On Monday morning, the Lansing Board of Water and Light announced it was promoting a “Duck Dynasty” look-alike contest at its annual chili cook-off next month.

One of the stars of the popular reality television series, Phil Robertson, sparked controversy last year when he made anti-gay statements in an interview with GQ magazine.

BWL officials apparently were not aware of Robertson’s statements until Casavant — who lives on Lansing’s west side and is a customer of the public utility — sent an email early Monday afternoon to the utility’s social media specialist. Casavant had received a news release that same morning, announcing the first-ever contest.

After receiving Casavant’s email, “it took about a minute to decide to drop the contest,” BWL spokesman Steve Serkaian said in an interview. “We didn’t want any controversy from this matter to detract from what has been a longstanding, family-friendly event whose proceeds are donated to charitable causes.”

At 4:43 p.m. Monday, a few hours after Casavant sent her email, BWL issued an updated statement, saying that it “is committed to diversity and respects community differences, and we regret if the contest offended anyone.”

Casavant said the contest “showed poor judgment on their part.”

“The City of Lansing has come out very publicly promoting equality,” she said. “It seemed hypocritical to do something that glamourizes and promotes the show in any way.”

Good News: Obama Declares “The Constitution Is Intact”…

From today’s press conference:

Elizabeth Warren: Remember When I Took Credit For Inspiring Occupy Wall Street? Yeah, I Didn’t Say That…

Elizabeth Warren

Wait, what?

Via Boston Herald:

[T]he article also states Warren was “confused” when the media jumped on her claim of inspiring the Occupy movement.

“There must have been a mistake — right?” Warren said she thought, before learning from an aide she had been correctly quoted as saying: “I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do.”

Warren acknowledged, “My words sounded so puffy and self-important, and they made it seem as if I were trying to take credit for a protest I wasn’t even part of.”

Barack Obama Marks “National High Five Day” With A Picture of . . . Barack Obama…

I swear he’s trolling us.

Pelosi: GOP “Immoral” For Not Extending Unemployment Benefits…

Pelosi

I’m all set with being lectured on morality by Nancy Pelosi.

Via Roll Call:

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called House Republicans’ refusal to allow a vote on extending unemployment benefits “unconscionable” and “immoral.”

In a letter thanking Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, for their support on the issue, Pelosi, D-Calif., urged the House to take action on a bill that passed the Senate last week.

“It is unconscionable that the House has not acted to renew emergency unemployment insurance,” she wrote. “Never before has Congress allowed emergency unemployment insurance to expire while long-term unemployment rates have remained so high.”

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Global Warming Alarmists: Climate Change Is “The New Slavery”…

If the slaves were alive today they would seriously beg to differ.

Via Grist:

. . . To invent a language for climate change, we might start with the historical analogy of slavery, which flourished during the Tambora climate emergency two centuries ago. Like our future under climate change, slavery was a human-designed global tragedy that lasted centuries, displaced tens of millions of people, and reorganized the wealth and demographics of the planet. Like climate change, slavery institutionalized the suffering of millions of people from the global south so that folks in Europe and North America (and China) might lead more comfortable, fulfilling lives. And like climate change, few people at the time saw slavery as a serious problem. Even those who did believed nothing could be done without bringing about global economic ruin. That exact argument is used today to defend the continuation of our fossil-fuelled societies.

Some historians have argued that it was the harnessing of carbon energy—not the abolitionists—that truly made an end to slavery possible in the 19th century. But in a dark historical irony, that same carbon energy, as a pollutant altering the chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans, is now ushering in a new era of global slavery. Millions this century, living and yet unborn, face displaced lives without hope or freedom of choice, only desperate hardship, due to haywire changes in weather patterns.

Does that make climate change the new slavery? One thing we can say with “high confidence,” to use the lingo of the IPCC, is that even now—as the U.N. panel marks its quarter-century anniversary with its fifth and most dire report—there is no international climate change movement comparable to abolitionism. For one thing, we don’t even have a name for the millions of people across the world who are passionately committed to the cause of averting climate disaster. Even Bill McKibben, probably the most effective climate activist in the United States, when branding his organization, could do no better than a number—350, the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere we need to return to for climate safety.

Given that climate activism is faring so badly in the public-relations stakes, perhaps it’s time to brush off the old slogan that worked so famously well for the abolitionists, the rallying cry of the greatest humanitarian victory of all time: “Am I not a Man and a Brother?” And instead of an African in chains above the caption, let’s show a crowd of faces from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the Arctic north—the faces you won’t find in the IPCC’s report, but who are stubbornly real nevertheless, living precariously in their millions on the shifting global frontlines of climate change.

Common Core Required Reading Features Books About Pedophilia, Rape, Incest, Use Vulgar Language…

How delightful.

Via Liberty Unyielding:

What do Sherman Alexie’s “Every Little Hurricane,” David Mitchell’s “Black Swan Green,” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” have in common? All contain scenes of overt sexuality, violence, the most vulgar language imaginable, or some combination thereof. Oh, and all are required readings under the Common Core Curriculum Standards.

Last December, the Newburgh (N.Y.) School District yanked “Black Swan Green” from its ninth-grade reading list after outraged parents complained about a passage in which the 13-year-old narrator graphically describes his father’s genitals and a sex act. The profanity in “Every Little Hurricane” is so extreme it would be out of place in a waterfront dive bar. And “The Bluest Eye,” taught in Grade 11, not only includes explicit depictions of pedophilia, rape, and incest but characterizes these acts variously as “friendly,” “innocent,” and “tender.”

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Piers Morgan: Nanny Bloomberg “Should Be President” Because He Wants To Take Guns Away From Law Abiding Americans…

Thankfully Bloomy isn’t running.

Video: Obama Attempts To Use An Air Horn… Failure Ensues…

Apparently the only thing more effeminate than Obama is his air horn.

Think Progress Says Air Is Racist: “Non-White People Breathe Air That Is Substantially More Polluted Than The Air White People Breathe”…

Yes, air.

Why Air Pollution Is A Racial Issue — Think Progress

study produced by the University of Minnesota concluded that race is a determining factor in who is most affected by air pollution. Specifically, non-white people breathe air that is substantially more polluted than the air that white people breathe.

According to Julian Marshall, who led the University’s research, race outweighed income in regards to who is most affected by poor air quality. When low-income white people were compared to high-income Hispanic people, the latter group experienced higher levels of nitrogen dioxide. Altogether, people of color in the U.S. breath air with 38 percent more nitrogen dioxide in it than their white counterparts, particularly due to power plants and exhaust from vehicles.

“We were quite surprised to find such a large disparity between whites and nonwhites related to air pollution,” Marshall told the Minnesota Post. “Especially the fact that this difference is throughout the U.S., even in cities and states in the Midwest.”

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Awkward: Obama Refuses To Back Biden For President While Standing Next To Him…

After he calls Biden “one of the finest vice presidents in history.”

Via NRO

Rev. Franklin Graham: Muslims Who “Want To Practice Sharia Law” Should “Go Back To Where You Came From”…

(Golf clap)

CAIR outrage alert.

Via CNS News:

“We should be afraid of sharia law” in America, and Muslims here who want to practice sharia should go back to where they came from,  “to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer, Graham was asked, “Some say you demonize Islam, and Christians in this country have opposed building a mosque or are worried about Sharia law. Isn’t it –”

Graham, who oversees the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “We should be afraid of Sharia law. We should be absolutely afraid of it. No question about it, because there’s no tolerance in Sharia law. It persecutes those that do not believe in Islam.”

“And I would say to Muslims in this country, if they want to practice Sharia law, go back to where you came from, to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Graham.  “But we have our own laws here.”

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Elizabeth Warren Repeats False Claim She’s Native American…

Liz Warren

Like all elitist libs, her ego is so massive it would never allow her to admit she was wrong.

Via Breitbart:

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) repeats her false claims of Native American ancestry in her new book, A Fighting Chance, which is scheduled for release next Tuesday.

“As a kid, I had learned about my Native American background the same way every kid learns about who they are: from family,” Senator Warren writes in an excerpt published Wednesday in the Boston Globe.

Senator Warren then repeats a line she used often in her 2012 Senate campaign, memorialized in a September 2012 television commercial, writing “I never questioned my family’s stories or asked my parents for proof or documentation. What kid would?”

“Knowing who you are is one thing, and proving who you are is another,” Warren writes.

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Carney Admits MSM Biased In Favor of Obama, Says Toughest Interview Obama Faced During 2012 Election Was Jon Stewart…

For once I agree with Carney.

JAY CARNEY: I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows. But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama had in the election year was with the anchor of The Daily Show.

U.S. Post Office Considering Data Mining Your Mail, Selling Info…

I can’t see why anyone would have a problem with this.

Via IJ Review:

As if many Americans needed another reason to dislike the post office, word now comes that it wants to begin mining and selling private data gathered from the personal mail of Americans.

USPS chief marketing and sales officer Nagisa Manabe recently told the PostalVision 2020 conference that the post office is “actively looking for ways to build new business lines around what not long ago might have been considered science fiction.”

While some of Manabe’s ideas included new delivery systems and partnerships, one idea stands out as troubling: selling data collected from observations of personal mail – sent and received – by potential every person across the country.

He described a scenario in which a woman test drives two different types of cars at two different dealerships while trying to decide which to buy:

“We’re at the point where, all too soon… We’re going to know exactly that she was shopping at two different car dealers looking at cars, and both of those car dealers should be mailing her communication about that vehicle, right? And we’re there now, folks. I mean, you all know this.”

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