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Home Front: Culture Wars
Domino's sues feds over new health care law
[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.
Breitbart adds:
Appeals Court Oral Arguments Signal Trouble For Obamacare HHS Mandate

Posted by: Fred || 12/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top||

#1  Try their new recipe, the crust is much, much improved. Something of a throw back to their early '70s version.

Posted by: Shipman || 12/16/2012 5:59 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Pro-Union Activist Threatens Michigan Governor: 'We'll Be at Your Daughter's Soccer Game'
[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.
Posted by: Fred || 12/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top||

#1  That is about par for the union thugs. What was that symbiotic relationship between the prez., the left and the unions?
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/16/2012 10:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah, a "reverend"...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/16/2012 11:23 Comments || Top||

#3  "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."

"Fill your hands you son of a bitches!"
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/16/2012 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sure the police, and other parents, will be happy to meet them. With guns. After what happened Friday I look forward to them trying this.
Posted by: Charles || 12/16/2012 12:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Police are unionized, Charles.
Posted by: lotp || 12/16/2012 12:46 Comments || Top||

#6  I was once hassled over "Open Carry" not by the cops(They were Pleasent enough) But by a Mc Gonalds employee who called the cops, it was literally nothing, nd the Police appologised.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/16/2012 12:49 Comments || Top||


Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'
[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?"
Posted by: Fred || 12/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top||

#1  "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."

....such things as the use of this, or other aliases for the application of foreign student loans, checking accounts, passports, mail boxes, that sort of thing.

Please be sure to share with us (as best as your memory will permit) the true identify of these other rather nondescript people found in your e-mail accounts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/16/2012 3:11 Comments || Top||

#2  It's part of the transparency thing. It is very nuanced.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/16/2012 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Expect her to faint and sustain a "concussion" directly.
No visit to the doctor will be necessary, but considerable memory loss will be the result.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 12/16/2012 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  OOOOOOOOOO, is that Banana Pie, or Custard???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/16/2012 20:00 Comments || Top||


Brand USA Scandal Deepens
[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...
Posted by: Fred || 12/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top||

#1  Contact Brand USA for details. Tug Toner cannot be bought in stores.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/16/2012 3:49 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/16/2012 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  ROLOL re "Brand Tug Toner."
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/16/2012 10:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I've gotta save that.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/16/2012 12:51 Comments || Top||


Lurch selected for Sec. of State: source
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 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top||

#1  At least State and Lurch are ideologically congruent...
Posted by: badanov || 12/16/2012 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  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 || Top||

#3  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 || Top||

#4  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.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/16/2012 10:30 Comments || Top||

#5  The Clown Car parade continues...
Posted by: PBMcL || 12/16/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Why the long face, Senator?

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!
Posted by: Raj || 12/16/2012 10:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Send him out to be shot, "Not my fault".
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/16/2012 11:05 Comments || Top||

#8  Hagel at Defence will be much worse than Lurch at State.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 12/16/2012 11:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Bet they both get confirmed 99-0. Always good to see a few of the "boys" move up in the organization.
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/16/2012 11:21 Comments || Top||

#10  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: What’s the right choice? And second: What will cast Obama in the most favorable light? These guys won’t be able to resist the obvious two-fer – a woman and fellow Smart-Power interventionist.
Look for the “historic” nomination for Defense - Michèle Flournoy.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 12/16/2012 11:37 Comments || Top||

#11  "The first is: What's the right choice? What will cast Obama in the most favorable light? And second: What will cast Obama in the most favorable light?"

FTFY, D-Guy.
Posted by: Barbara || 12/16/2012 11:40 Comments || Top||

#12  The Kenyan light-giver needs no assistance from white mortals. He casts his own magnificent light.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/16/2012 11:43 Comments || Top||

#13  Hagel's anti-semitism will be front and center
Posted by: Frank G || 12/16/2012 11:50 Comments || Top||

#14  "You ranggg"
Posted by: Airandee || 12/16/2012 13:46 Comments || Top||

#15  You Rang?
LOL
i c wut u did thar!

But srsly, this is a smallish tactical victory for rethugs and right leaning fellow travelers everywhere.

He's better LOL than Rice
Rice gets fried
Senate Seat Opens.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/16/2012 14:58 Comments || Top||

#16  ...Sadly, this will be the next senator from Massachusetts:

Victoria Reggie Kennedy


Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 12/16/2012 17:02 Comments || Top||

#17  Kinda like the American Bhuttos...
Posted by: Fred || 12/16/2012 17:41 Comments || Top||

#18  "Kinda like the American Bhuttos"

With the emphasis on the Bhutt. :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 12/16/2012 17:59 Comments || Top||

#19  I doubt it.
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/16/2012 18:24 Comments || Top||

#20  Scott Brown FTW!

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 || Top||

#21  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.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/16/2012 23:26 Comments || Top||



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