#58217 Aug 15, 2014
Watch Obama Refer to Himself 97 Times in Speech to U.S.-Africa Summit
August 6, 2014
President Obama spoke yesterday at the 2014 U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C.
"I want to thank," the president began.
He continued: "Last year in South Africa, in Soweto," he said, "I held a town hall."
Later, the president discussed Africa's expanding energy market: "I don’t want to just sustain this momentum, I want to up it."
"I just want to close," he ultimately concluded -- having eventually referred to himself 97 times in a 44 minute appearance.
#58218 Aug 15, 2014
University Reducing Student Work Hours Thanks To Obamacare
The University of Kansas has reduced student employment hours from 30 hours a week to 20 hours a week due to the Affordable Care Act mandate that compels employers to provide health insurance to part-time workers, Campus Reform reports.
Graduate students can work no more than 29 hours.
“The revised policy seeks to balance the necessity for students to make academic progress while managing potential fiscal liabilities with ACA,” vice provost for administration and finance Diane Goddard said in an email to the departments obtained by The University Daily Kansan.
According to The Daily Kansan, Director of Human Resources Ola Faucher estimates that nearly 5,000 student employees and every university department will be impacted by the cutbacks in employment hours.
#58219 Aug 15, 2014
youre a fuckingidiot !
#58220 Aug 15, 2014
Any updates on the pirate game?
#58221 Aug 15, 2014
#58222 Aug 15, 2014
And to think this guy harped on Obama about illegal immigration !!!!!!!!
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power !!!!!!!!!
Guess Perry wont be running for Prez in 2016 !!!!
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was indicted on two felony counts on Friday by a state grand jury examining his handling of a local district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the state financing for a public corruption unit under the lawyer’s control.
The indictment was returned late Friday in Austin.
The investigation centered on Mr. Perry’s veto power as governor. His critics asserted that he used that power as leverage to try to get an elected official and influential Democrat — Rosemary Lehmberg, the district attorney in Travis County — to step down after her arrest for drunken driving last year. Ms. Lehmberg is Austin’s top prosecutor and oversees a powerful public corruption unit that investigates state, local and federal officials; its work led to the 2005 indictment of a former Republican congressman, Tom DeLay on charges of violating campaign finance laws.
Following Ms. Lehmberg’s arrest, Mr. Perry and his aides threatened to veto $7.5 million in state dollars for the public corruption unit in her office unless she resigned. The governor followed through on his threat, vetoing the money by stating that he could not support “continued state funding for an office with statewide jurisdiction at a time when the person charged with ultimate responsibility of that unit has lost the public’s confidence.”
Read the shocking story here:
#58223 Aug 15, 2014
Rick Perry indicted on two felonies !!!!!
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County grand jury.
The case stems from Perry’s vetoing the $7.5 million biennial funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit last year. He threatened to withhold the money unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned.
In announcing the indictment, special prosecutor Michael McCrum of San Antonio said he felt confident of the charges brought against the governor and was “ready to go forward.”
Mary Anne Wiley, general counsel for the governor, said that Perry is being charged for exercising his rights and power as governor.
Hear the shocking video here:
Folks you cant make this shit up !
#58224 Aug 16, 2014
The World Is Burning, Kerry Says, but the Problem Is the Weather
Aug. 15, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry wants us to believe that, with America facing resurgent terrorist networks in the Middle East, a porous southern border awash with illegal immigrants, and Russian expansionism, the worst threat on our radar is the weather.
“Climate change is here now. It’s happening, happening all over the world,” Kerry warned in a speech at the East-West Center in Hawaii after his return from a recent Asia trip, his sixth in 18 months as secretary.
Climate change is “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now.”
Really? Bigger than ISIL committing genocide in Iraq and on the verge of toppling its government? Bigger than the deadly Ebola outbreak in Africa? Bigger than Russia’s attempts to rebuild its former Soviet empire in Eurasia? Bigger than Israel’s struggle with Hamas?
Kerry’s priorities are bizarrely skewed.
#58225 Aug 16, 2014
#58226 Aug 16, 2014
#58227 Aug 16, 2014
Vote em all out
#58228 Aug 17, 2014
Summer 2014 is the coldest in a decade
August 9, 2014
The summer of 2014 has been one of the mildest on the books — and could be the first summer in a decade without a heatwave.
Only four days have hit 90 degrees this summer, three in July and one in August, with the hottest temperature on the books clocking in at 91.
The last time the city went without a heat wave – classified as three consecutive days of temperatures higher than 90 degrees – was in 2004.
Typically, the city sees at least 15 days that top 90 degrees with at least one heat wave mixed in.
#58229 Aug 17, 2014
Barack Obama says Yazidi mission in northern Iraq accomplished...
August 15, 2014
* Barack Obama says air strikes have ended a mountain siege by Islamists
* Yazidi leader says 70,000 to 80,000 still trapped on the mountain
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has declared that U.S. military actions in northern Iraq had broken what he called the siege of a desolate mountain range where tens of thousands of refugees had fled after the Islamic State captured the nearby city of Sinjar.
#58230 Aug 17, 2014
ISIS militants 'kill 300 MORE Yazidi men and kidnap their families on second day of massacre in northern Iraq after they refuse to convert to Islam'
17 August 2014
* Militants allegedly stormed into the small village of Kocho in northern Iraq
* They 'spent five days trying to persuade villagers to take up their religion'
* When they refused, 82 men in ancient sect reportedly shot dead yesterday
* Women and girls were allegedly kidnapped during the one-hour 'massacre'
* And today, further 312 Yazidis were allegedly killed and families abducted
*'There were corpses everywhere. Only two were alive,' says Yazidi fighter
#58231 Aug 17, 2014
People kill other people in other countries based on their religious beliefs.
It's been that way for several hundred years !
Now back to Sean Hannity and the Benghazi scandal.
#58232 Aug 17, 2014
Wolf is wayyyyyyyy ahead Clarke bar
#58233 Aug 17, 2014
Can't talk about wolf's lead can ya, clarkeeeeeee
#58234 Aug 18, 2014
U.S. Wages Down 23% Since 2008
11 Aug 2014
U.S. jobs pay an average 23% less today than they did before the 2008 recession, according to a new report released on Monday by the United States Conference of Mayors.
President Barack Obama, who is on a two-week vacation at Martha's Vineyard, has yet to comment on the dour economic findings.
#58235 Aug 18, 2014
Ron Fournier: Obama ‘Underestimater-In-Chief’
Liberal journalist Ron Fournier slammed President Obama as the “Underestimater-in-Chief” Sunday, accusing him of failing to anticipate the power and resolve of American enemies in the Middle East and worldwide.
On Fox News Sunday, the National Journal writer bemoaned the White House’s consistent underestimation of threats around the globe — particularly the Islamic State, an ultra-violent jihadist group sweeping through northern Iraq and attempting genocide.
“This is a president that underestimated [the Islamic State]— he called them jayvee,” Fournier said.“He underestimated what was going to happen after Libya. He underestimated Putin.”
“He’s been the Commander-in-Chief or the Underestimater-in-Chief,” he charged.“So I don’t want him to underestimate — we can’t afford the president to underestimate this threat.”
Since: May 11
#58236 Aug 18, 2014
Actually, the article said this: ""Under a similar analysis conducted by the Conference of Mayors during the 2001-2002 recession, the wage gap was only 12% compared to the current 23%--meaning the wage gap has nearly doubled from one recession to the next," stated the Conference of Mayors in a statement."
The current Bush recession was the worst in 80 years. To compare it to the 2001/02 recession is just plain f*cking stupid.
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