We’ve all heard the term “welfare-to-work”. The Curmudgeon is very sure that term was focus-grouped phrase designed to make “welfare” an acceptable term. It sounds like the government is giving people a “hand-up” not a “handout”. Or something.
Let’s look at a typical program.
Ohio’s effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short, according to new report.
A $66 million program launched six months ago has so far come up with work for 257 Ohioans, and three-quarters Read more [...]
Elton John and David Furnish threw their annual AIDS fundraiser in New York Tuesday, with Sir Elton sitting down at the piano and playing his hits for the well-heeled, formal-clad crowd at Cipriani Wall Street. (UPDATE: They raised $3.7 million.)
The audience was more star studded than usual: Alec Baldwin with wife Hilaria, Mike Myers and his wife Kelly, Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Matt Lauer, Cynthia McFadden, even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his lady friend, famous cook book author Read more [...]
An American activist scheduled for trial in Canada this week on charges of “mischief” for providing information about homosexuality has been detained at the border on the way to his court appearance.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, said on his website Tuesday he was stopped while entering the country late Monday. The trial is set to begin Thursday, but now he must show up for another hearing Tuesday in Regina, Saskatchewan, for “further examination” of his “admissibility” Read more [...]
A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders tell The College Fix.
Anecdotal evidence by leaders of prolife groups such as Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest Read more [...]
The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.
“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states Read more [...]
Democrats do not want the Internet to be a free exchange of ideas. They want the government to decide what you can and can’t say – what you can post, and most importantly – political activity.
And what do you suppose Democrats will outlaw? You got it: Conservative political speech.
Hat tip: Washington Times
The FEC deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced Friday, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached Read more [...]
The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop.
Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, Read more [...]
Europe is known for its soccer fan clubs who are widely called "soccer hooligans." These call themselves the GnuHonnters, a take on the English term "new hunters." Their motto is: "Comrades in spirit. Many colors, but one entity." It refers to the fact that they support different soccer clubs. Now they are united under the banner "hooligans against [Islamic] Salafists" (HoGeSa) and they are fed up with the Muslim supremacy in Europe so this Sunday they decided to unite forces and demonstrate in Cologne Read more [...]
Former CBS Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson has a new book coming out on November 4th. It’s called Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, and boy does it have a lot of juicy information.
First and least importantly – CBS killed her coverage of the Benghazi scandal, as well as her stories on the Fast and Furious scandal. It seems that CBS was not interested in having the truth come out about these subjects. Read more [...]
The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing the bank accounts of innocent Americans whom they “suspect” may be involved in criminal activity. They have been doing so without any viable proof, to citizens who have never had charges filed against them. These innocent individuals are then left in an impossible bind: allow the IRS to negotiate a return of only part of the seized assets, or shell out big bucks in costly legal fees to fight the matter in court.
The Institute for Justice reports Read more [...]
Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that the FBI does not have enough Muslim agents or agents who understand Islam.
“We don't have enough Muslim FBI agents. We don't have enough FBI agents who understand Islam, and we don't have enough people in government who are doing counterterrorism, who understand 15-to-29-year olds. They're disengaged, and this is also the group which is likely to be most violent. It can't just Read more [...]
I reported on the story of Reyhaneh Jabbari. The 26-year-old interior designer killed a would be client who tried to rape her. For this she sat in prison for 7 years and was eventually executed by hanging on Saturday.
That happened in Iran.
When Islamists are in control, Iraq, or any other Muslim country, is no different.
No matter what Barack Obama says, this is Islam.
Iraqi News is reporting that a woman in the Diyala Province (Eastern Iraq) fought off a would be rapist and killed him Read more [...]