Delta warns ObamaCare will drive $100 million spike in health care costs | Fox News

Thanks for helping out, Barry.  Thanks to you, more Americans who didn’t have coverage will now have coverage. Unfortunately, many who had coverage will no longer have coverage. Thanks again to you.

The administration and other supporters of the law argue that it will expand coverage to millions, and use subsidies to help those in need purchase insurance.

But in the process, employers claim they are being forced to change or downsize policies, and reduce worker hours. The latter change is being made because a provision in the law, eventually, will mandate insurance coverage for employees working 30 or more hours — some are trimming their staff to avoid crossing that threshold.

Inside Higher Ed reported on Friday that Southern Illinois University was the latest to move in that direction, reportedly by limiting the workload of graduate assistants.

Other employers like UPS this week announced that they were planning to end coverage of workers’ spouses in part over concern about ObamaCare-tied costs.

via Delta warns ObamaCare will drive $100 million spike in health care costs | Fox News.

DHS employee spends spare time promoting race war against ‘whites’ | Fox News

A Department of Homeland Security manager in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government is, on the side, running an inflammatory website that throws around gay slurs and advocates the mass murder of “whites” and the “ethnic cleansing” of “Uncle Tom race traitors,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Ayo Kimathi, who calls himself the “Irritated Genie,” told his supervisors that the website was set up to sell concert and lecture videos.

via DHS employee spends spare time promoting race war against ‘whites’ | Fox News.

I’m surprised, are you?

U.S. tax dollars help fund UN ‘hate camp’ in Gaza: documentary | Fox News

David Bedein, bureau chief of the Center for Near East Policy Research, said his film crew went into the camps and found that the agency is openly advocating taking up arms against Israel.

“What UNRWA has done is to join in over the last 12 years since the new Palestinian Authority curriculum became as virulent as it is,” Bedein said. “The kids are being trained that what they must do is campaign for the Right of Return – another way of saying ‘destroy Israel.’ A UN agency should not [be supporting a] campaign to wipe out another member state of the UN, putting ideas into the minds of children that they should engage in violence to achieve these goals.”

via U.S. tax dollars help fund UN ‘hate camp’ in Gaza: documentary | Fox News.

Your tax dollars at work.  No one should be surprised by this. The UN is an antisemitic organization.  All that you have to do is watch the response when Israel is attacked (a call for calm) and when Israel fights back (condemnation of Israel for defending itself) to know that.

Reports: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation in works – CNN.com

Businesswoman Dianne York told CNN that Filner put his hands on her buttocks during a photo opportunity that followed a meeting three months ago. York said there were witnesses to what happened. She said both her advisers and Filner’s were in the room at the time.

York is the 18th woman to accuse Filner of improper conduct.

Jackson quit her job and sued the mayor in July, saying he subjected women to “crude and disgusting” comments and inappropriate touching.

Other women have accused him of touching their buttocks and putting them in a headlock and trying to kiss them, among other allegations.

via Reports: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation in works – CNN.com.

After all of this, they are working out a deal to get him to resign? Is there now way that the city council can kick him out?

If these accusations are true, and he has admitted to at least some of them, he needs to be sued for sexual harassment by many more than the one woman and he should be arrested for assault and sexual assault.  He can’t just put a woman into a headlock in order to force her to kiss him and get away with it, or can he?  Surely the citizens of San Diego won’t stand for that.

Under the Dome

Stephen King’s Under the Dome is one huge book.  I read it in Nook format over a period of about a month, a few pages at a time.  That’s the way it goes sometimes.

As is the norm for King’s books, there was a lot of good character development both before and after the real intrigue gets started.  Since this was an event that involved a whole town, there was the whole gamut of personality types involved.  Everything from trailer trash to trashy politicians to just your average Joe trying to support their families.  Of course, there were more than the average number of odd ones as well.

The story revolves around the Dome but also a crooked politician who uses his Christianity as the tool for justifying his wrongdoing.  That’s where I took issue with the premise of the book.  As much as the Dome, the story was about the corruption of Christians.  Most of the characters went to one of two churches in town.  One had a pastor who was a complete nutjob, the other church was led by a woman who didn’t even believe in God anymore.  The parishioners were mostly corrupt and had an ends justify the means attitude toward their wrongdoing.

I don’t know what Stephen King believes, but the gist of the story seems to be that there is no God and those who believe have some ulterior motive for doing so or have such a holier than thou attitude that they justify everything as God’s will for them.  “It’s ok for me to sell drugs because a portion of the money that I make goes to a Christian charity.”  Inciting a riot to help bring about the call for a single, strong leader in the town government is ok since it’s obviously God’s will for a good Christian man to lead them out of the wilderness.

One thing that I think the book points out well is the need that people feel for government to take care of them.  They are willing to put up with some abuse if you’ll take away their fear, tell them it’s going to be alright, and not make them take responsibility for themselves.  They are willing to follow the person who stands up and takes them by the collar, leading them somewhere.  Anywhere.

The thing about the story that just seemed to be too much for me was the fact that all of the would be heroes continually underestimated their enemy and one by one fell to his superior will.  Everything going the right way for the bad guy went on way too long.  Right up until the end, in fact.  The novel could have been a couple hundred pages shorter without losing the story.  There were sections where it seemed to drag on just for the sake of dragging on.  The continued success of the bad guys and failure of the good guys got as stale as the air inside the Dome.  I’ve seen this before with King’s books and I can see the point of those who said that it looked like he finally just gave it a quick, too simple ending because he got tired of writing it.  On the other hand, I didn’t really feel that way.  Sure the answer to the puzzle was simple and perhaps too elementary, but I didn’t feel like I did at the end of The Sun Dog, part of the Four Past Midnight compilation.  That did feel like he just wanted to end the story and get out of there.

If you have a lot of free time or read faster than I do and can overlook the obvious Christian bashing, Under the Dome is an interesting read.  I don’t really recommend it due to the simple fact that so much of the story revolves around a bunch of either evil or idiotic people hiding behind Christianity.

California Gov. Brown signs transgender-student bill | Fox News

“This radical bill warps the gender expectations of children by forcing all California public schools to permit biological boys in girls restrooms, showers, clubs and on girls sports teams and biological girls in boys restrooms, showers, clubs and sports teams,” Thomasson said. “This is insanity.”

via California Gov. Brown signs transgender-student bill | Fox News.

Making a small group feel more comfortable by making a larger group more uncomfortable.  That’s the liberal way!

Madam President – NYTimes.com

Many Democrats are hungry to make history again, and they see the first woman president as the natural successor to the first black president.

But in other ways, Hillary is not such a natural successor. The Clintons are ends-justify-the-means types with flexible boundaries about right and wrong, while the Obama mystique is the opposite. His White House runs on the idea that if you are virtuous and true and honorable, people will ultimately come to you. (An ethos that sometimes collides with political success.)

via Madam President – NYTimes.com.

This is precisely what I’m worried about with Hillary.  The same numb minded people who wanted a black president and were willing to sacrifice the country to get one are ready to support Hillary.  Her policies are more aggressive, and sneaky, than Obama’s.  He’s doesn’t have the experience that she does in manipulating Washington.  Though he got Hillarycare passed as Obamacare more than a decade after her failure to do so, it was more of the climate change than anything he did himself.  Same for gay marriage though who knows where she really stood on it as Bill signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law.

We can’t handle another Dumbocrat president with the Senate in their pocket.  With one as powerful and intelligent as Hillary, we will be in a terrible hurt.  The only thing that might hurt her is Bill.  As Obama found out, there’s no keeping Bill down.  He will take over whatever conversation you are having and make it his own.  He’s selfish and egotistical, much like Obama, while Hillary is more driven for results in my opinion.  The problem is that you and I won’t like the results unless you are a socialist.

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