[My Fox NY] The founder of Domino's Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law.
Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a "gravely immoral" practice. He's a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino's Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.
Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new law requires employers to offer insurance that includes contraception coverage or risk fines. Monaghan says the law violates his constitutional rights, and he's asking a judge to strike down the mandate.
The government says the contraception mandate benefits women and their role in society. There are similar lawsuits pending across the country.
[Weekly Standard] A speaker at a protest against Michigan's right-to-work legislation said that Republican governor Rick Snyder will "get no rest" from pro-union activists if Snyder signs the bill into law.
"Just know one thing, Rick Snyder: You sign that bill, you won't get no rest," said Rev. Charles Williams II at the Tuesday rally in Lansing, according to Michigan Capitol Confidential. "We'll meet you on Geddes Road. We'll be at your daughter's soccer game. We'll visit you at your church. We'll be at your office."
The only problem is that, according to Instapundit, the girl doesn't play soccer.
[Weekly Standard] Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions.
"In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write to ask that you describe fully the nature and extent of this practice."
The letter contains a detailed list of questions, including:
"According to press reports, you have a government issued email account under the alias 'Richard Windsor.' Is this accurate? Does this email account still exist, and do you use it?"
"According to press reports, on November 20, 2012, EPA issued a statement indicating that '[f]or more than a decade, EPA administrators have been assigned two official, government issued email accounts: a public account and an internal account.' How many email accounts have been assigned to you at the agency? What are the email addresses for these accounts?"
"To your knowledge, are there any other heads of Federal agencies that are assigned an 'internal' email address? If yes, which Federal agencies?"
[Free Beacon] KTS Business Consulting's recent audit of Brand USA--the government-subsidized corporation created by Congress to promote United States tourism that has been dogged by allegations of cronyism and waste--obtained by the Free Beacon shows a company without vision, motivation, or oversight.
The audit found "a majority of the staff did not have any idea what the mission" of Brand USA was and that "all staff was in limbo as to what type of organization the Brand USA is." Hmmm... Maybe they could deliver mail? They can make sure Julia gets her monthly contraceptives...
They can make sure Julia gets her monthly contraceptives...
And the rest of the stuff promised from cradle to grave by the video. I can only imagine what kind of a people such cradle to grave societal benefits would create--scary. Of course, such benefits could never be delivered--no society could ever afford this. Attempts to do this would destroy society as we know it.
The Swift Boat Veterans may have an opinion in the matter...
President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
Better keep Robert happy with hookers, Jawhn, or your time at Foggy Bottom will be rough...
This comes on the heels of Thursday's announcement that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice had removed herself from the list of candidates to take over from Hillary Clinton. Rice said that what was sure to be a failed contentious and lengthy approval process took attention away from more pressing problems facing the nation.
She was toast and she knew it, as did Champ.
Sneed had tipped previously that Kerry is Clinton's first choice for her old job-- and that Obama is interested in U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska for either secretary of state or defense. Hagel, a Republican, is currently the top candidate for secretary of defense.
Panetta retires? Or does he move to something else?
Posted by: Steve White ||
12/16/2012 00:00 ||
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At least State and Lurch are ideologically congruent...
As soon as the official announcement is made, I plan to write each of my Senators strongly recommend that the vote against John F'n Kerry. I will point out John's history of near treason during the VietNam war.
They won't, of course, because they are both Democrats - and Senators take care of their own.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
12/16/2012 0:40 Comments ||
The only upside I see here is he will no longer be a Senator. The downside is that Massachusetts will appoint someone else nearly as bad.
Lurch will be he in heaven, or rather, will be with his fellow Marxists. And his wife whatshernamerhymeswithpickles will finally be amongst her peers.
I too will write my Senators, Betty the Marxist Liar and Lurch. I am sure it will help.
Another triple martoona please, barkeep.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
12/16/2012 6:44 Comments ||
Thought this was going to happen. Rice was damaged goods on both the right and the left. She had enemies in her own party. Lurch is no great shakes either.
Whiskey Mike - there will be a temp. Senator appointed by the governor, Deval 'Mini Me' Patrick. MA no longer appoints the Senator that would fill out the reminder of Lurch's turn; it's a special election to be held within 150 or 180 days of Lurch leaving the Senate. Scott Brown FTW!
Hagel, a Republican, is currently the top candidate for secretary of defense.
Doubt it. Remember, every decision from the O-Team has two equally important considerations. The first is: Whats the right choice? And second: What will cast Obama in the most favorable light? These guys wont be able to resist the obvious two-fer a woman and fellow Smart-Power interventionist.
Look for the historic nomination for Defense - Michèle Flournoy.
I doubt it this time, Raj. Never gaining any serious traction against Fauxcahontas at any time during the 2012 campaign has probably destroyed Brown's political brand. Per RCP, Brown's polling averages never hit 48% vs. Lieawatha, who then benefitted from a late infusion of national Quislingrat cash to cruise over the finish line.
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) ||
12/16/2012 21:17 Comments ||
Boy, first it was Brando wid
SSSSTTTEEEELLLAAAAAAAA.., then it twas Mr. Monty Burns' SSSSSMMMIIIIIIIITTTHHHEEERRRRSSSS, then cameth his Loyal Darkness Ozzie wid SSSHHHAAAAARRRRROOONNNNNNNNN, now comes Kerry wid EEEEEELLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY.
But strangely no TTTTTTEEEEESSSSSSAAAAA [Theresa]???
I can think of a few others but the above will do.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.