No problem — they have more “choices” now! “Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, state and local officials say.”
No kidding. “Chris Hill, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, appeared on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell on Thursday to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine and Russia’s role in that crisis. Hill insisted that Russia’s behavior in that incident suggests that they no longer ‘know how to behave.’ ” But then we never come through with any “consequences” for bad behavior.
No doubt the Danes who protected the Jews in WWII are spinning in their graves. “This week the Danish parliament did what it could to reverse that reputation. It passed a bill outlawing halal and kosher slaughter entirely. . . . The idea that religion (and religious freedom) are limited to fixed hours and forms of worship is subversive of free exercise, and what Denmark is doing now proves it. Criminalize kosher slaughter and circumcision and you are criminalizing Judaism.”
No denying that. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio): “I can’t think of a single place in the world where we’re better off today than we were four years ago. . . . If we’re not involved, things tend to get very chaotic very quickly.”
No joke. Joe Kennedy shills for yet another Venezuelan dictator. “For days now, TV viewers in Massachusetts have been bombarded with ads from Mr. Kennedy’s nonprofit, Citizens Energy, which hail the Caracas regime for delivering subsidized heating fuel to impoverished Bay Staters . . . . Mr. Kennedy’s ads do not mention other hallmarks of the Maduro regime. Opposition leader Leopoldo López, who has two million Twitter followers, was arrested on Tuesday and is being held in a military prison. Government corruption is rife. Crime is soaring. And despite the country’s oil wealth, reports the Washington Post, Venezuela is ‘facing worsening shortages of milk, medicines, toilet paper and other basic goods.’ Given the situation at home, Maduro must be thrilled that he can count on useful idiots like Joe Kennedy to sing his praises to the world.”
No limit to the number of autocrats President Obama will let off the hook. “More than 80 top foreign policy figures from across the political spectrum wrote President Obama Thursday and asked him to end the U.S. government’s tacit approval of what they describe as the anti-democratic actions of Turkish Prime Minister Racep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. . . .The letter was signed by several former Obama administration officials including White House senior director Dennis Ross, State Department policy planning director Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Julianne Smith, an advisor to the Vice President. Republican signatories include Ambassador John Bolton, Sen. Norm Coleman, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol. According to the experts and former officials, Obama has been turning a blind eye to Erdogan’s descent into autocracy.”
No fun for the MSM if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in his groove. On his now very noticeable weight loss he said at a town hall gathering: “Rome is not unbuilt in a day.”