Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earlier this week the Los Angeles Times ran a story about 50 and 60-year-old adults being forced to move back in with their parents in order to survive Obama's economy. Yesterday, NBC published a story about how a record number of Americans are working in temporary jobs that have become permanent or as part-time workers.
For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route.

With full-time work hard to find, these workers have built temping into a de facto career, minus vacation, sick days or insurance. The assignments might be temporary — a few months here, a year there — but labor economists warn that companies’ growing hunger for a workforce they can switch on and off could do permanent damage to these workers’ career trajectories and retirement plans.

“It seems to be the new norm in the working world,” said Kelly Sibla, 54. The computer systems engineer has been looking for a full-time job for four years now, but the Amherst, Ohio, resident said she has to take whatever she can find.

“I know a lot of people who are doing this temping. It seems to be the way this is going,” she said.
What didn't the NBC report discuss? The reason behind a record number of part time jobs: Obamacare. Conservatives and labor union leaders have been loudly warning for years about how Obamacare will (and already has) destroy the traditional work week in America thanks to overreaching mandates requiring employers to provide health insurance for employees above a certain threshold in work hours. As a result, we've seen millions of Americans unable to find full-time work, not to mention a career, leaving them without a health plan or retirement through one solid employer.

Here's a flashback from last summer:
When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.

Now this vision has come back to haunt us.
President Obama, who claims to be a crusader for the middle class and working Americans, has successfully destroyed both in addition to the American economy as a whole. "Recovery summer" 6.0 is about to start will tens-of-millions of Americans out of work and in the food stamp line.

I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree.

According to The Washington Post this week, NBC News hired a "psychological consultant" to examine why flailing "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory has been bombing in the ratings. The overpriced shrinks (NBC prefers the euphemism "brand consultants") came from the New York-based brand fixer-upper Elastic Strategy.

They interviewed Gregory's wife. They interrogated his friends. They crunched their numbers. They compiled their reports. And after all that, the "experts" are still scratching their noggins:

What's the matter with David Gregory? And why don't people like to watch him?

I could have saved the honchos at NBC News a lot of time and trouble. The first answer is: David Gregory is a phony. The second answer is: He's a jerk.

And no amount of brand therapy and rehabilitation consulting can fix him.

Gregory's predecessor, Tim Russert, was highly respected on both sides of the political aisle. The former chief of staff for iconoclastic U.S. Sen. Daniel Moynihan turned "Meet the Press" into mandatory viewing for any American serious about politics and policy. Yes, he was liberal. But he never pretended to be anything he wasn't. He did his homework. He didn't pull punches. He helped enlighten the nation about our entitlement crisis. He conducted interviews, not one-sided partisan lectures.

Russert was also a decent man, as so many warm eulogies across the ideological divide attested. I had a chance to meet him a few times as an intern in the videotape library of the Washington political unit at NBC News in 1992. He was always friendly and engaging. (Andrea Mitchell was a whole 'nother story. Gah.) Before I left to work for the Los Angeles Daily News, I drafted a little memo on suggestions to improve data collection and entry. I never expected acknowledgment. But Russert took the time to respond and thank me. A lowly intern. I never forgot that.

Gregory is the anti-Russert. His boorish behavior around D.C. is legendary -- from his juvenile tantrums with the Bush press staff to his drunken radio appearances to his diva snit fits with innocent bystanders while filming news segments. One of the most telling and notorious anecdotes involves Russert himself, who reportedly reprimanded Gregory in 2008 for going ballistic on a poor waitress while the two TV stars dined at a D.C. restaurant. But "Gregory still treats most of ... the newsroom like s**t," an insider told the website Jossip. "Amazing how NBC cares more about food servers than about the people who have to deal with Gregory's arrogance every day."

Since Gregory doesn't have the intellectual heft to carry in-depth interview segments the way Russert did, "Meet the Press" producers have reduced substantive exchanges to a few minutes and larded the rest of the show with fluff and stunts.
That means: If it's Sunday, it's "Meet the Jerk."

Last fall, Gregory the gun-control activist masquerading as a Sunday talk-show journalist made headlines with his brazen hectoring of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre -- while illegally brandishing a 30-round ammunition magazine on national television. He has used the show to fawn over vulgar, misogynistic "comedian" Bill Maher and to repeatedly browbeat Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, over gay marriage.

As I've noted many times over 20-plus years in this business, the problem isn't bias. It's the pretense of non-bias. Gregory and his peers suffer from cognitive dissonant hack syndrome, a common affliction among incurable left-wing journalists who sanctimoniously pay lip service every day to neutrality and objectivity, while brazenly using their platforms to promote partisan political narratives.

Desperate NBC suits in denial tried to get Gregory to immerse himself more in social media to appeal to "younger viewers." But he detests the hoi polloi and refuses to respond to critics. You don't have to be a high-priced brand guru to know that for social media engagement to work, it requires an engaging personality to actually, you know, engage.

Another NBC muckety-muck gave his expert analysis on the network's David Gregory Problem: "You need to be who you are. We're trying to look at who David is."

Well, there's the rub, isn't it? Gregory, like many of his ilk, is a thin-skinned elite who lives in the Beltway bubble and can barely contain his contempt for his audience. With rare exceptions, the supposed watchdogs of Washington journalism are lapdogs for the establishment with "Don't You Know Who I Am?" egos as big as the politicians they sidle up to every weekend.

To the chagrin of NBC and its brand EMTs, Americans have discovered an effective cure: the "off" button on their remotes.

Iran refuses to pull jihad terrorist U.N. ambassador

/ Jihad Watch
Hamid AboutalebiThe Iranian mullahs, flush with victory over Obama and the U.S. in the Geneva talks, are pressing their new advantage, trying to humiliate Obama on the world stage and assert their hegemony yet again by forcing him to back down over their appointment of Hamid Aboutalebi as UN ambassador. Obama, meanwhile, is likely to back down, as he is unlikely to want to do anything that might endanger his Peace-In-Our-Time appeasement of the Iranians. The question is just whether he will capitulate in a matter of hours, or if it will take days.

“Iran Refuses to Pull Terrorist U.N. Pick,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, April 22:
President Barack Obama signed into law last week a widely supported bill preventing countries from appointing terrorists as their U.N. ambassadors.
The bill came in response to Iran’s selection of Hamid Aboutalebi as its next envoy to the United Nations. The pick drew outrage on Capitol Hill and elsewhere after Aboutalibi was identified as having played a key role in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, as well as other terror activities.
The Obama administration announced last week that it would reject Aboutalibi’s visa, sparking outrage in Tehran and leading the country to force the issue at Tuesday’s closed-door U.N. session.
Iran lashed out over the decision, calling it a blow to international diplomacy. Tehran is now threatening to take legal action to ensure that Aboutalibi is stationed in New York City.
“Iran is persisting in attempts to somehow ram through a terrorist as its U.N. ambassador,” U.N. expert and human rights activist Anne Bayefsky told the Washington Free Beacon. “It makes sense for Iran, the lead state-sponsor of terrorism. It may even make sense for the U.N., which to this day has no definition of terrorism because of the chokehold of Islamic states on the organization.”
Bayefsky, who serves as director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust (IHRH), recommended that Congress take “the next step—taking a much closer look at the many NGOs that the U.N. accredits and for which it generates passes, and that encourage terrorism and violence against the United States and its allies.”
Reports emerging from the U.N. indicate that Iran is poised to employ legal action and other maneuvers to ensure that Aboutalibi is appointed as its representative.
“The Iranian government ruled out to make a new appointment, and predicted that it will have resort to diplomatic and legal means to guarantee the admission of the ambassador they have named,” the publication Prensa Latina reported on Tuesday.
U.N. officials are said to have “listened to the statements of Iran, who rejects Washington’s decision of denying visa to the Persian ambassador under the pretext of Aboutalebi’s alleged participation in the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979,” according to the report.
Aboutalebi, Iran’s former ambassador to Australia, continues to maintain that he played only a minor role in the hostage situation.
The U.N. Committee on Relations with the Host Country took up the issue during a closed session Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled to run from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The relations committee was established in 1971 to deal with conflicts between the U.N.’s host nation and other countries. It is comprised of 19 nations, including the United States, China, Iraq, Libya, and Russia, among others.
The relations committee is not bound by U.S. law and can advise the United States on issues. It also can make recommendations on resolutions that should be taken up by the General Assembly.
While U.S. law, such as the new bill banning terrorist ambassadors, governs the United States, the U.N. can instruct the United States on some visa issues, according to the committee’s mandate.
A spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the U.N. did not respond to a request for comment on the meeting.
However, U.S. officials are expected to maintain their opposition to Aboutalibi.

Right Side Patriots with special guest LTC Allen West

Just two little teasers in addition to our very special guest LTC ALLEN WEST on today's RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS radio show ... ... another atrocity embedded in ObamaCare has been discovered and this one is one hard pill to swallow ... for the liberal agenda to succeed on all fronts Common Core will in the end be mandated as some states are starting to wise up and pull away from it ... and you know how the 'dictator' just loves his pen.

Craig Andresen

Staring Down the Barrel of the Liberal’s Total Control Agenda

By Craig Andresen / The National Patriot

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 Over the past several days, I have written many articles surrounding the situation at the Bundy Ranch and the creeping nature of federal land grabs which have taken place over many decades. Today, I will show you how these recent events directly tie in with the core liberal/socialist agenda and ideology.

What you are about to read is stunning and not at all unexpected as the truth is about to be exposed.

To understand the dire nature of what we are experiencing under the current regime, one must first look at where and when the full court press to socialism and its ultimate goal of communism came from.

The first thing Clinton did when he assumed the oval office was to put Hillary ( a very possible 2016 presidential candidate) in charge of trying to socialize the healthcare industry. That was a miserable failure because, coming off the Reagan era, America hadn’t received the necessary prodding to accept socialistic change. Things were good and people were satisfied with their upward mobility.

The economic collapse, the recession, started toward the end of Bush 43’s second term and since then, liberals and socialists have been all too quick to point the finger of blame directly AT George W. Bush. Too quickly because, that collapse, that recession came at the collapse of the housing bubble and economists have widely insisted the housing crisis was indeed the cause of the recession.

It was the Dodd/Frank bill and their insistence on subprime lending that brought about the housing crisis and both are die hard liberals. Bush warned congress not once, not twice but THREE times about the impending crash and each time, liberals and socialists in congress dismissed his warnings as the talk of a crazy man who knew not of what he was speaking.

They set him up and, as Rahm Emanual said…

Read full article here:

Try swallowing this ObamaCare pill
By: Diane Sori

As many of you know, last week my dear friend Dori was laid to rest after her 16- month battle with brain cancer...and you know of her family's battles through the nightmare of the health care fiasco known as ObamaCare. The battle is over for Dori but it has just begun for the rest of us.

And that battle begins with us knowing that ObamaCare is a LIE...NO other way to say it. It is NOT health care nor is it affordable as its actual name...The Affordable Care Act (ACA) it to be. ObamaCare from its inception to its roll out to its subsequent implementation is NOTHING but one big scam to 'insure', if you will, the 'sponges' of our society so they stay in the voting pocket of the Democratic party and NOTHING else.

Obama loves to claim that to date more than eight million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the exchanges, but the truth is more like eight million Americans have perused the website and put something into their shopping cart, but have NOT paid that all-important first premium...thus denying the program the dollars needed to keep ObamaCare afloat. And Obama knew this would happen for he knows...and has always known...ObamaCare's inherent flaws.

And while we conservatives know well ObamaCare's the death panels with the 15-member bureaucratic cabal of DC fat cats who will decide who gets to live and who gets to rationed medicine for the rest of us...and all the other medical peccadilloes that are the hallmark of ObamaCare, but what most don't know is that something very dangerous was snuck in ever so sneakily and will affect us all...and that is that drug prices for ALL prescription drugs will be substantially going up to cover for the monies needed but NOT gotten to keep ObamaCare afloat. Obama knew the true sign-up numbers would NEVER allow ObamaCare to drug prices and sign-up numbers have been manipulated to subsidize almost the entirety of the ACA.

And now I will tell you just how much of a drug price increase you will face and it will shock you like few things in ObamaCare have done before...and I experienced it firsthand. A few months ago I was given a prescription with a few refills for Fluocinolone Acetonide ear be used once a week...the cost at Walgreens was $31.99. A few days ago I had to have it refilled and was blown away when the exact same Rx that I bought NOT long ago now costs $215. There was NO change to the composition of the Rx...NO change to the amount in the bottle nor to the packaging. The Rx did NOT have to mixed as it came pre-packaged and ready to be sold so there was NO justification for any price increase let alone an increase of close to 700%.

Yes, the price increase from $31.99 to $215 is a whopping 700% for a simple ear drop...welcome to yet another piece of the nightmare that is ObamaCare.

Needless to say Walgreens was told to keep their Rx...told after a few choice words of this is out and out robbery, a scam, and that I would go elsewhere. Walgreens claimed the price was raised by corporate headquarters and that all Rx prices were being raised...and guess why...ObamaCare.

Being raised a few dollars is one thing...a 700% price increase is quite another...and this for simple ear drops. Now imagine the price increase for serious medications like those used for cancer or heart disease...imagine how these increases will affect people who cannot afford it. The outcome is they will die without their needed medication... culling the herd in ObamaSpeak if you will...and that equates to more monies saved on the ill and elderly that Obama can now use to buy even more votes for his party of opportunistic socialist traitors.

But it gets even seems there is something the pharmacists and pharmacy personnel know about but won't tell you... something they did NOT tell me...and that is that there are money saving coupons directly from the drug manufacturers that you can use for your needed Rx...any Rx at most major pharmacies. Even though I was NOT told about this I had an inkling about it so when I got home I typed in the name of my ear drops... Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil...and what I found will simply blow you away for the original $31.99 ear drops that I purchased at Walgreens that they now wanted $215 for, with the said coupon would now cost $86.52...resulting in a loss to Walgreens of a $128.48 mark-up profit.

But wait, it gets original $31.99 ear drops with the manufacturer's coupon I was NOT told about would now with the coupon cost $140 at Walmart; would cost $170.13 at Publix; would cost $171.13 at Target; and would cost $175 through the mail-order company HealthWarehouse. But here's the original $31.99 Walgreens Rx ear drops would now with the manufacturer's coupon cost only $23.47 at CVS...$8.53 LESS than the original cost at Walgreens.

So from a high without the coupon of $215 at Walgreens to a low of $23.47 with the coupon at CVS that is a savings of $191.53...making this NOTHING short of highway robbery, thievery, fraud, a scam, and an out and out criminal act perpetrated NOT by the drug manufacturers who offer coupons to bring drug prices more in line with the manufacturing cost, but by the pharmacies themselves under the auspices of their corporate headquarters who are in bed with the greed and robbery perpetrated under ObamaCare.

Greed and robbery and NOTHING less for if CVS can sell my Rx ear drops for a mere $23.47 and still make a profit that shows how much the ear drops really cost to make, and that shows the mark-up the other pharmacies have attached to the Rx NO matter with the manufacturer's coupon or without it. And with the great discrepancy in cost at the other pharmacies it boils down to the specific greed...the specific mark-up...each pharmacy is willing to stick to the customer.

And all this drug price manipulation has been for the most part kept from the public as it's buried deep within ObamaCare's over 2000 pages that the Democrats passed before reading it. Sure we know that drugs are marked up and NO one is denying a for-profit drug company from making a just and fair profit...after all new drugs are costly to develop and bring to market...but when out-of-line profits are made by greedy pharmacies whose corporate offices set the drug prices they charge their customers for something they just dispense and NOTHING more, that in my opinion is paramount to grand theft of the first degree.

And adding into this thievery is the fact that health insurers are sorting... manipulating really...drug prices into a complex tier system that in some cases see drug co-payments and co-insurance fees rising as high as 50%. Also, with a general overall decline in the medications that are covered under ObamaCare, that leaves patients on the hook for thousands of dollars, and with about 70% of Americans using prescription drugs at any one time that amounts to a lot of money...a lot of profits being made at the expense of the patient. And those new to ObamaCare who rely on multiple sometimes very costly drugs face the greatest burden from the increases in the co-payments and co-insurance fees. So the fine print in ObamaCare really must be paid attention to as the screwing of 'We the People' continues on.

Simply, it's NOT big pharma that is in cahoots with Obama and the left as most's the corporate headquarters of the pharmacies that set the prices they sell big pharma's drugs for, and the ObamaCare insurance companies that sell the policies that manipulate the prices that are to blame. But remember, to the rescue are the drug manufacturer's coupons that the pharmacies and insurance companies do NOT want you to know about (as it cuts into their profit margin) for there are coupons for almost every drug made including the ones used to treat cancer and heart just have to go online and search for them.

Search to get them and you too will be amazed by the price discrepancy in drug prices from pharmacy to pharmacy as those in cahoots with Obama try to manipulate and use the sick and elderly to keep the monstrosity that is ObamaCare afloat.

Here are two links to two different sites that offer literally thousands of manufacturer coupons that save you up to 75% on brand and generic prescription drugs, including drugs used to treat cancer, heart disease, and other major illnesses in addition to routine antibiotics and such: and

So the bottom line in all this is do NOT get sick for ObamaCare will get you one way or another...sad isn't it.