We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This Administration is shameless - it will do whatever it has to - furlough controllers, shut down the White House - anything that is symbolic, they will do.
The sad thing is, the useful idiots who elected this crowd can't grasp the idea that they are being played - big time. The President can't go anywhere in the US without it having a political component - he's going to West, Texas, but by complete coincidence, he's attending two fund raisers after his visit.
Obama political arm strikes fear in GOP
It is feared by Democrats too. We're looking at the possibility of an Imperial Presidency if the President gets a House majority. That will be a diaster.
I happened to catch a good portion of an interview with a commercial airline pilot yesterday who maintained that with technology as it is today, much of the burden that used to rest with the air traffic controllers has been eliminated. That burden has now shifted to the pilot and aircraft itself.
He related a recent event where he was piloting a flight from Chicago to Las Vegas and getting tower information out of LAX requiring him to slow down and back off on his approach into Vegas because there was some sort of "weather" was creating issues. Many flights would have been affected as they would have to divert due to fuel levels. It didn't make sense to this pilot that LAX approaches should affect what was happening to him into Vegas 400 miles away. Suddenly a group of pilots who all had birds in the air and were facing the same situation forced the controllers to admit that there was no real issue, just that they had been instructed by their betters to force slow-downs on approaches. I didn't get further in the interview but I suspect that the pilot got his wish and was able to land in Vegas nearly on time. Gads.
I think the good news is that from all accounts everyone asked seems to believe it is a political move rather than a necessary one. Which makes Obama and his crew look all the more pathetic. Risking public safety and creating long lines just to make some stupid political point about sequestration. The public is not amused.
Euro members who take large loans in order to keep their socialist paradises running have ALREADY given up sovereignty - just as any debtor does to their creditor to a greater or lesser degree. Ms. Merkel simply points this out to the wilfully blind.
which has this sentence: "Because these out-of-state companies are able to play by a different set of rules, this disparity undermines the ability of cities and States to invest in K-12 education, police and fire protection, access to affordable health care, and funding for roads and bridges. "
Rubio is rapidly losing the shine of smart new Republican presidential hopeful. I see him as heavily scoured.
OFA: Big money. Plays by the rule of kill your opponent by any means.
Kochs: Journos cry "Save us Lord Vader; you're our only hope!"
Sovereignty: Or they could cede the Euro. Past due for that.
"That law specifically excludes unauthorized immigrants from using new insurance exchanges to shop for plans or apply for subsidies. Immigrants with provisional status are likely to be allowed to use the exchanges but cannot receive the subsidies."
WSJ behind paywall but still in Google Cache.
In each of my expired passports there is “no recourse to public funds” or its equivalent stamped next to my residency visa for whatever country I moved into at the time that passport was current. I don't think it is unusual for nations to reserve their social program benefits to their own nationals.
Started out last night checking different sites. Found myself on the 3%ers site & noticed MAGGIE"S FARM! Could it be? Yep, there was old Bobby Dylans listing on the sidebar, instant recall from that era. Kept looking & found that Richie had passed, rats. Another good one gone...so, rest in peace Richie, ya done good man.