Monday, September 29, 2014

ACORN PART DEUX: Obamacare Navigator With History of "Breathtaking" Fraud Gets Millions From You

By Chris Butler

NASHVILLE — The federal government is giving an Obamacare insurance navigator Seedco, which has a reported history of fraud, $1.4 million to operate in Tennessee this fiscal year

Last year, Seedco received $1.2 million for the same services in Tennessee.

As reported, the federal government sued Seedco on the grounds it faked at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract with New York City.

Seedco, according to National Review, had to settle that lawsuit.

Meanwhile, state Comptroller Justin Wilson reported last year certain Memphis residents participating in the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families program falsified paperwork and wrongly received almost $30,000 in taxpayer money through a Seedco subcontractor.

Alicia Hartinger, spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the navigator program, said Friday the $1.4 million is for a 12-month cycle.

Seedco, Hartinger added, had to compete for the money against other potential navigators, although she didn’t say how many.

Hartinger downplayed concerns about Seedco’s past problems.

RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE? 25 Rules of Disinformation

Spotted at Cryptome, see if any of these ring a bell with our beloved Golfer-in-Chief.


These rules are generally used more directly by those at the leadership, key players, or planning level of the criminal conspiracy or conspiracy to cover up.

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don't discuss it -- especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it's not reported, it didn't happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the 'How dare you!' gambit.

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method which works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such 'arguable rumors'. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a 'wild rumor' from a 'bunch of kids on the Internet' which can have no basis in fact.

4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent's argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.

WHAT THE MEDIA WON'T TELL YOU: Oklahoma Jihadist Beheader Stopped by... One Good Guy With a Gun

By Investor's Business Daily

War On Terror: The Islamic State's call for "lone wolf" attacks on Western infidels might have met its match in the Second Amendment, as an armed man saves lives by shooting a jihadist wannabe bent on heeding that call.

Vaughan Foods employee Traci Johnson is alive today because the business she works for is not a gun-free zone at a time when the Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one in Moore, Okla., where co-worker Colleen Hufford was stabbed and beheaded.

The alleged attacker, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, was stopped as he was stabbing and preparing to behead Johnson by Mark Vaughan, the food distributor's chief operating officer. Vaughn, who is also a reserve county deputy, drew the gun he was carrying and stopped Nolen, police say, before he could claim more victims.

"This was not going to stop if he (Vaughan) did not stop it," Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the media.

Some will claim this is more "workplace violence" — a phrase used by the Obama administration to describe the carnage left by Maj. Nidal Hassan at Ft. Hood — the work of a disgruntled ex-employee with no significance beyond that.

But the similarities are eerie and may indicate the shape of a new threat we face.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama: the CIA assured me they were JVs!

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Nation

Obama: the CIA assured me they were JVs!: Power Line
The Moral Failures of Eric Holder: Victor Davis Hanson
Boehner Confident GOP Will Back Immigration Overhaul: Steven Dennis

Democrats Think We are Stupid: Ed Lasky
New 'Conservative Review' Mega-Scorecard for Congress: Breitbart
3-3 is Threeper Day: Celebrate It: Christian Mercenary

Americans Concerned about Declining Influence of Religion: Star Parker
OBAMA: “Wherever I See Folks, They Always Say… You’re So Great”: GWP
Group touts 4,000 abortions in 1 year with Hillary Clinton's support: NewsOK

Introducing The Senate Breakers Report: Dan McLaughlin
DNC Losing Women in Droves: Gina Loudon
Did U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan skip ISIS briefings to raise money?: Pete Kaliner

Economy

With Black Unemployment At 13% Obama Urges Blacks To Vote Democrat: WZ
The CBO Sez: Obama’s Employment Situation Stinks : Bystanders
From Paul Ryan to Marco Rubio, Republicans are for wealth redistribution: Fortune

Scandal Central

Nearly 7 MILLION Multiple Voters in 28 States, Report Finds: ProgsToday
Americans forced out of US military; illegal aliens allowed to enlist: RS
DOJ orders Ferguson police to stop wearing pro-Darren Wilson gear: Scoop

Media

Sharyl Attkisson Blasts Media’s Fast And Furious Coverage: “We Should All Be Embarrassed”: Surge
ABC, NBC Gush Over Clinton Baby: ‘Almost Like The British Royal Family’: CNS
Zakaria: CNN’s Mixed Messages…: ICN

‘I, me, my': Ron Fournier ‘transcribes’ President Obama’s ’60 Minutes’ interview: Twitchy
‘What is he smoking?': POTUS: We’re much better off, people just don’t ‘feel it’: Twitchy
Out and In: Instapundit

With election day 2014 rapidly approaching, low information voters must be reminded: Obiter Dictum
‘We need a new constitution': Donna Brazile, Salon slammed for plan to save us from ‘loudmouths’: Twitchy
WaPo might be insinuating Obama’s strategy won’t work: Joe Cunningham

World

"The Khorosan Group": a fictitious name the White House invented to deceive: Andrew C. McCarthy
Who’s up for a human rights lecture about Ferguson from Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei?: Doug Powers
By Pounding on Hong Kong, Xi is Losing Taiwan: AmInt

Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens to Behead Coworker; Claims He Represents ISIS: Federalist
"There's two sides to every story" - Beheader's Mom speaks out: TR
My Business is a Muslim Free Zone: Jan Morgan

The World Will Never Sing ‘Kumbaya’: Jen Kuznicki
The President’s Make-Believe World: Andrew Klavan
More on Turkish Support for ISIS: Daniel Pipes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Under Rainier’s crater, a natural laboratory like no other: Sandi Doughton
Looking good – this LED research could improve display clarity by 400%: Jonathan Feist
3D Printing Goes Prime Time: Samuel Greengard

Cornucopia

Alton Nolen: religious black man gunned down by white racist: Cube
The “Weak” In Review: All The News That Was or Might Have Been: MOTUS
George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin’s Stunt Queen Wedding Extravaganza Continues!: dListed

Image: Under Rainier’s crater, a natural laboratory like no other
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QOTD: "The president has been telling us for years that he handled al-Qaeda by killing bin Laden. He has been telling us for weeks that the Islamic State — an al-Qaeda renegade that will soon reconcile with the mother ship for the greater good of unity in the anti-American jihad — is a regional nuisance that posed no threat to the United States. In recent days, however, reality intruded on this fiction. Suddenly, tens of thousands of terrorists, armed to the teeth, were demolishing American-trained armies, beheading American journalists, and threatening American targets.

Obama is not the manner of man who can say, “I was wrong: It turns out that al-Qaeda is actually on the rise, its Islamic State faction is overwhelming the region, and American interests — perhaps even American territory — are profoundly threatened.” So instead . . . you got “the Khorosan Group.”" --Andrew C. McCarthy

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I just got an email from Karl Rove!

Doug,

President Obama's approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows battleground Senate Democrats with over 50% support, and GOP voters are excited to cast their ballots in 37 days. The midterm environment is toxic for Democrats, yet there's a chance Republicans may not take the Senate. Why?

Could it be that you and the rest of the Republican ruling class are completely out of touch with the grass roots? That you went to war with your own base? That you decimated any unity between the conservative and establishment wings of the party? And for what: to keep your incumbent protection racket going for mouth-breathers like Thad Cochran and Pat Roberts?

The Democrats have a huge money advantage. Last month alone, Democrats outraised Republicans by $1.6 million dollars.

Gee, I wonder why.


They intend to outspend Republicans between Labor Day and Election Day, having bought $109 MILLION in television ads already, compared to $85 million for GOP candidates and their allies so far. Democrats, Harry Reid's PAC, and liberal interest groups are launching hundreds of attack ads in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, and North Carolina - key states in the fight for the Senate.

So now you're worried that your strategy of attacking conservatives might be, eh, suicidal? A tad late, Dr. Whiteboard!

OPEN BORDERS MEDICAL NEWS: Bubonic Plague and Tuberculosis Outbreak in U.S. Southwest

It's not just an issue of terrorists wandering into the U.S., it's a range of health hazards thought long ago conquered domestically.

Arizona fleas test positive for plague

It's a word you don't hear too often around Arizona: plague. But some fleas in northern Arizona have tested positive for plague and that has people on high alert.

Plague can be deadly to people and animals, but if found early on, it's very treatable with antibiotics. That being said, residents of Coconino County should be looking out for fleas... Fleas with plague were discovered in prairie dog burrows northeast of Flagstaff in the Doney Park area.

Five babies in Texas test positive for TB after possible mass exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection in El Paso after being at a hospital where hundreds of newborns may have been exposed to TB by a diseased worker at the facility, health officials said on Saturday.

The El Paso Department of Public Health also increased the number of people who may have been exposed to 858. It had said earlier this month that 706 babies and 43 employees were possibly exposed to the infected worker between September 2013 and August 2014.

And, by all means, let's not inquire into the immigration status of the "infected worker", because that would be profiling and nativist. Right, Jeb Bush?


Hat tip: BadBlue News

The 7 Most Despicable Acts by Eric Holder as Attorney General

By Hans von Spakovsky

Attorney General Eric Holder, the first attorney general in history to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives, surprised the political world today when he announced he would be resigning, effective on the confirmation of his successor.

Holder will leave a troubled legacy and many unanswered questions as John Fund and I discovered when we were researching our new book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.” The Justice Department veterans we talked to said that Holder has politicized the Department to an unprecedented degree, which should concern everyone who cares about the rule of law.

So what are the top seven worst actions by Eric Holder?

1. Operation Fast and Furious, probably the most reckless law enforcement operation ever carried out by the Justice Department. This gun-running scandal led directly to the death of an American border agent and many Mexican citizens. Holder was held in contempt because of his refusal to turn over information and documentation about this operation gone wrong that he basically claimed he knew nothing about.

2. Holder has waged a war on election integrity and “racialized and radicalized the [Civil Rights] Division to the point of corruption” according to one current Justice employee, embedding “politically leftist extremists in the career ranks who have an agenda that does not comport with equal protection or the rule of law; who believe that the ends justify the means; and who behave unprofessionally and unethically.”

3. Failure to conduct a real, criminal investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative organizations and to enforce the contempt citation issued by the House of Representative against Lois Lerner.

Larwyn's Linx: The Obama narrative collapses

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Nation

The Obama narrative collapses: Richard Baehr
Obama’s 15 Worst Moments At The UN: Ben Shapiro
Ted Cruz: No Easy Confirmation for Holder’s Replacement: Joel Gehrke

DHS Head Jeh Johnson: Amnesty to Lead Terrorists to Turn Themselves In: MB
Update on the Terrorist Attack in Oklahoma: Keith Koffler
Beheading in Heartland? Obama Off To Fundraiser Without A Mention: WZ

Ferguson police officer wounded in shooting; 2 suspects hunted: Fox
Police Officer Discusses 2 Different Ferguson Shootings: GotNews
Ferguson Protestors Cheer For Wounded Police Officers To Die: Treehouse

How Ted Cruz Is Defining Himself as the Counter to Rand Paul: Rebecca Nelson
Jeb Bush Stumps for Tillis in NC, Prompts Tillis to Brush Off Bush: Ace
Homeland the Beautiful: Michael Reagan

Economy

Predictable: New Medicaid Enrollees Have Trouble Getting Care: RWN
Owner Bezos Imposes Cheap Labor Regime on Open Borders WaPo: VDARE
Could The Alibaba IPO Be The Trigger For A Stock Market Crash?: Kid Dynamite

Scandal Central

Tapes showing meek oversight of Goldman are about to rock Wall Street: Post
Why Holder Quit: Glenn Thrush
CAIR Oklahoma Calls Muslim Terrorist “Gentleman,” Jihad Attack “Unfortunate Incident”: GotNews

Climate & Energy

Researcher is working to predict electric power blackouts before they happen: Phys.org
Climate Change and Extinction: What Is Natural?: Dr. Tim Ball
On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest?: NYT via IdiotWatch

Media

College Student Murdered in New Jersey by Suspected Domestic Terrorism Jihadist: CI
Andrea Mitchell Conducts Foreign Policy Interview with Chicago Slumlord: WFB
Video: Marathon Gas Clerk Shoots, Kills 2 of 3 Armed Robbers: AllOutdoor

Watch Mark Levin at the Value Voters Summit 2014: Scoop
NYT Reporter: Hillary Clinton's Minders Followed Me Into Bathroom Every Time I Had to Go: Ace
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Enters into Dan Rather Territory: Ed Driscoll

The Reeducation of Dinesh D’Souza: Theodore Dalrymple
Mark Levin, Greta lash out as media lib ‘sleazeballs’ pounce on Palin slip: BPR
Muslim Woman Asks a Question She’d Like to Have Back: Minority Report

World

Oklahoma Beheader Linked to Al Qaeda Leader Awlaki, Boston Bomber's Mosque: Breitbart
Iraqi woman tortured and executed by ISIS over Facebook post: LI
Muslims in Switzerland Cheer as Church Burns: Clash

The “Obama Doctrine” of Lies: Cliff Kincaid
Netanyahu Vows to ´Refute the Lies´ Against Israel at UN: Lucianne
Palestinians and the "Death Boats" Scandal: Gatestone

The Coming Alliance of The United States and Iran: Is This the Administration’s Goal?: Ron Radosh
Sobriety as Management Oppression: AmInt
Kim Jong Un Reportedly Ill, May Have Diabetes And Gout: Doug Mataconis

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

GoPro refresh will bring touchscreens and better 4K recording: DigitalTrends
A GT-R For The Street & Track… By Nismo: Dino Dalle Carbonare
What is open source?: OpenSource.com

Cornucopia

Missing Illegals (Cartoon): Rick McKee
Finally: A White Riot.: Colin Flaherty
Woman Who Shot Stalker in the Chest Posts Chilling Account Online: GSL

Image: Japan volcano: 31 hikers feared dead after sudden eruption of Mount Ontake
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QOTD: "...Common Core teaches about a third of algebra 1 in pre-algebra, a third of pre-calculus in algebra 2, et cetera. Common Core teaches unnecessary abstractions as essential principles. Common Core creates calculator cripples. Common Core fails to derive mathematical expressions, instead presenting them as Holy Writ.

I predict that if we continue implementing Common Core, average students will drop out of math as early as they are allowed. Even math-bright students will hate math. Tutoring companies will proliferate to serve wealthy families. The educational gap between rich and poor will widen. If we want to destroy math and science education in this country, keep Common Core." --Cynthia Walker

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mark Levin’s Simple Plan to Put a Conservative in the White House

By Melissa Quinn

Hard-charging radio commentator Mark Levin is sick of waiting for the Republican Party to nominate a conservative for president, and today, he outlined his plan to accomplish just that.

Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, the talk radio giant and bestselling author issued a call to action to the crowd of social conservatives, prescribing a grassroots movement to elect a conservative to the White House in 2016.

Levin lamented that Americans under age of 50 haven’t yet had the chance to vote for a true conservative such as Ronald Reagan for president and called on conference attendees to spend the next six months laying the groundwork for the 2016 election.

“From an election perspective, it keeps happening,” Levin said. “The Republican establishment picks off conservatives.”

To prevent this from happening during the presidential primaries, Levin called on conservatives to rally behind one or two candidates who are “articulate, intelligent, charismatic.”

Once that occurs, he said, the grassroots need to rally behind those candidates.

“I can’t stand another election where I turn on the TV somewhere and am told the only one who can win is [Sen. John] McCain and the only one who can win is [Mitt] Romney.”

REMINDER: The Republicans Who Voted to Confirm Eric Holder

Given the disastrous reign of Eric Holder at the Department of Obstructing Justice -- "the most partisan Attorney General in history" according to Sen. Ted Cruz -- it's worth remembering the Republican nitwits, sycophants and dupes who voted to confirm him.

Holder was a known entity, a renowned Clinton hatchet man linked to the FALN Terrorist Pardon Scandal, the Marc Rich Pardon Scandal, and a panoply of other questionable, borderline criminal, and anti-American activities.

So knowing this history, which GOP Senators voted to confirm Holder? Michelle Malkin has often reminded us of the Hall of Shame:
  • Alexander (R-TN)
  • Bennett (R-UT) - retired
  • Bond (R-MO) - retired
  • Chambliss (R-Ga)
  • Collins (R-ME)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Grassley (R-IA)
  • Gregg (R-NH) - retired
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Kyl (R-AZ) - retired
  • Lugar (R-IN) - retired
  • McCain (R-AZ)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Snowe (R-ME)
  • Specter (R-PA) - deceased
  • Voinovich (R-OH) - retired
There are some surprising names on the list -- and some unsurprising ones as well.

Cruz has some advice for the next confirmation process that all involved should take to heart:

THE ONLY WAY OUT: An Article V Convention of the States

By Richard Larsen

Government debt continues to amass at a dizzying pace. The federal government has displayed no discipline in reining it in and reestablishing a more sound fiscal footing for the future of the country. Our founding fathers, however, had the prescience to include in our Constitution the means whereby the states, and the people, could force the government to do what they have no appetite to do, to require a balanced budget.

Just since 2006, federal government debt has shot from $6.7 trillion, to nearly $18 trillion. The largest segment of that spending occurred over the past six years with five years of deficits exceeding $1 trillion. Our government has been spending 60% more than it’s been collecting in tax receipts.

Those figures do not even begin to address our long-term debt due to non-discretionary entitlement programs. According to the General Accounting Office’s (GAO) 2013 annual report, unfunded debt including Social Security and Medicare is over $76 trillion, an increase of 8% over 2012 levels. Our national debt increases by an estimated $8.2 million per minute, and about $350 billion per month.

Larwyn's Linx: The Islamic Jihad in America Continues

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Nation

The Islamic Jihad in America Continues: R.S. McCain
Oklahoma Beheading: Our Prisons As Jihad Factories?: Roger L. Simon
Cruz: Fence Jumper just an 'undocumented White House visitor': WFB

Eric Holder, A Legacy of Race-Based Radicalism: Matthew Vadum
Holder will regret his refusal to obey the Constitution: John Yoo
The Incredible Lightness of Being Barack Obama: Victor Davis Hanson

Democrats Open the Military Up to Infiltration by Foreign Enemies: Sara Noble
Beheading Suspect Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women: TR
Kentucky churches being turned into mosques: Daily Independent

Economy

1 in 4 Americans 25-54 Not Working: Daniel Halper
Americans’ Wages Stagnant at 1988 Levels: Joe Guzzardi
Behind the +4.6% Q2 GDP Number: ZH

Peak Debt—-Why The Keynesian Money Printers Are Done: David Stockman
Michigan SEIU keeps millions taken from home health care workers: Fox
Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car: Yahoo!

Scandal Central

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation: "Not a Coincidence": Katie Pavlich
Eric Holder Compares Self to Bobby Kennedy in Farewell Statement: Breitbart
Why Is the USDA Buying Submachine Guns?: Charles McFarlane, Modern Farmer

Bloody Jihad Comes To Oklahoma: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
The Islamic Motive Surfaces In Brutal Oklahoma Beheading: Treehouse
De Blasio Fully Supports Aide Who Is Dating A Convicted Killer: MenRec

Climate & Energy

EPA’s Next Target: America’s Dentists: Pete Kasperowicz
US Forestry Service wages war on photography in national forests: Cory Doctorow
Why I Blew the Whistle at EPA: Dr. Alan Carlin

Media

‘Four Pinocchios’ for Washington Post on Photo ID: Mark Obenshain
State Dept. spox Marie Harf’s dismal outing on ‘Kelly File’ reveals what her job should be: Twitchy
The Federalist has officially arrived: the Left is trying to delete its Wikipedia entry.: Moe Lane

MRC Gala: Mark Levin Accepts Buckley Award: NB
Dinesh D’Souza Forced to Undergo Therapy: MB
Hissy Fit: Zilla

MSNBC's Sharpton Keynoting Dinner For Group Linked to Hamas: MRC
Debbie Wasserman Schultz really liked ‘belittling’ domestic violence: Hot Air
Amazing Photos From Ferguson Conflict: GotNews

World

Marines Arrive at White House and Demand Action from Obama: Brent Scher
10K soldiers must go this year, 20K next year: ArmyTimes
Islamic State militants are being bombed by an Arab woman. That must sting.: Lara Prendergast

I'ts time for Obama, Holder to have a national disucssion about violence in Islam: Scoop
Islam Is A Religion of Peace AND a Religion of DECAPITATIONS: John Hawkins
Al Nusra fighters in Syria want to merge with ISIS – creating united army of fanatics : Daily Mail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

What Is This Bizarre Ball That The Curiosity Rover Found On Mars?: UniverseToday
CERN gets new Guinness World Records title: Symmetry
Here's a to-do list for Comcast's first 'customer experience' exec: Mark Hachman, PC World

Cornucopia

Your Life: The Burning Platform
Artist Makes Millions Selling Invisible Art: Larry O'Connor
Molsterman Report #7: Inside Baseball - GOP 2016: MOTUS

Image: @KLSouth: Liberal media are deliberately using old photos of #Oklahoma beheader. A photo from this month.
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QOTD: "...all the major economies are saturated with debt. Accordingly, central bank balance sheet expansion has lost its Keynesian magic entirely. Now the great sea of freshly minted liquidity simply fuels the carry trades as gamblers everywhere load up with any asset that generates a yield or short-run capital gain, and fund these bloated positions with cheap options and repo style finance.

But here’s the obvious thing. Central banks can’t normalize interest rates—-that is, allow the money markets to rise off the zero-bound—-without triggering a violent unwind of the carry trades on which today’s massive asset inflation is built. On the other hand, they can no longer stimulate GDP growth, either, because the credit expansion channel to the main street economy of households and business is blocked by the reality of peak debt.

So they end up like the pathetic Mario Draghi—-energetically pounding square pegs into round holes without a clue as to the financial conflagration lurking just around the corner. Yes, the era of Keynesian money printing is over and done. But don’t wait for the small lady at the Fed to sing, either." --David Stockman