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USA Today Gives Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America The Microphone. Literally.

 

 

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USA Today is as anti-gun as they come. To be fair, the McPaper sometimes gives the pro-gun side column equal time in dueling editorials, including me. But most of the time USA Today has no interest in being fair. This video piece and printed article on Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s visit to Capitol Hill highlights the editors’ willingness to bias their reports for the bloody shirt wavers seeking civilian disarmament – regardless of the fact that the empress has no clothes. For example . . .

  The headline: Moms flock to Capitol Hill to demand gun control. How many Moms makes a flock, pray tell? The video says “more than 100.” I’m not seeing it, you? What I am seeing: a reporter who hands Shannon and her minions the microphone and lets them make pronouncements, rather than respond to interviews. That’s not what I – or any self-respecting member of the profession – call journalism. It’s what I call unfiltered anti-gun agitprop.”

 

The Truth About Guns has video and more on this latest anti-gun propaganda piece from USA Today .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Worst Run States In America

 

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” For several years now, 24/7 Wall Street has analyzed how well each state within the United States is run by its elected officials and government bureaucrats. To determine how well each state is run, they looked at each state’s financial data as well the services that each provides to its residents, while also factoring in their standard of living.

  To determine how well the states are run, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed hundreds of data sets from dozens of sources. We looked at each state’s debt, revenue, expenditure, and deficit to determine how well it was managed fiscally. We reviewed taxes, exports, and GDP growth, including a breakdown by sector, to identify how each state was managing its resources. We looked at poverty, income, unemployment, high school graduation, violent crime and foreclosure rates to assess the well-being of the state’s residents.

  While each state is different, the best-run states share certain characteristics, as do the worst run. For example, the populations of the worse-off states tended to have lower standards of living. Violent crime rates in these states were usually higher and residents were much less likely to have a high school diploma.

  The worst-run states also tended to have weak fiscal management reflected in higher budget shortfalls and lower credit ratings by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poors.

  The better-run states tended to display stable fiscal management. Pensions were more likely to be fully funded, debt was lower, and budget deficits smaller. Credit ratings agencies also were much more likely to rate the well-run states favorably. Only two poorly run states received a perfect credit rating from either agency. California and Illinois, which are ranked worst and third worst, received the lowest ratings from both agencies.

The states that were well-managed also tended to have lower unemployment rates.

  We won’t keep you in suspense – the map below, which was produced by USA Today from 24/7 Wall Street’s data, reveals which states were reported to be the worst run in 2013:”

 

 

Is it any wonder these states produce more than their share of corrupt politicos in DC ? 

MyGovCosts.org has the story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HealthCare.gov Feeds Doubts About Rollout

 

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” Three weeks after it opened, the HealthCare.gov website — where millions of people are supposed to get insurance under the Affordable Care Act — remains plagued by problems. Acknowledging the glaringly obvious, President Obama said Monday that his administration is doing “everything we can possibly do” to get things fixed.

Well, good. Anyone who supports the plan to cover Americans who couldn’t get health insurance has to hope the administration quickly gets it right. But you can’t help but wonder: Where was all this frantic effort in the three-and-a-half years from the time Obama signed the health law to the day the exchanges opened on Oct. 1? Because that might have helped avoid the unforced error that is raising doubts about the administration’s ability to manage other pieces of the complex law.

Some of the exchanges that 14 states and Washington, D.C., opted to run themselves have been working reasonably well, so the technology shouldn’t be an insurmountable challenge. Even so, the administration has been infuriatingly evasive about its failure, insisting at first that the glitches were just a matter of too many people trying to sign up. It has since become clear that the exchanges have deeper design problems the administration either didn’t understand or didn’t want to admit.”

 

 

Here are the other three editorials :

 

1-800-Obamacare-Denial – Wall Street Journal
The Buck Stops With Sebelius & Obama – New York Times
Secrecy & Damage Control Won’t Restore Confidence – Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Suprise , Surprise The Big Three Refuse To Report It

 

 

 

” ABC, CBS and NBC have so far refused to report the latest bombshell in the IRS scandal – a newly released list from the agency that showed it flagged political groups for “anti-Obama rhetoric.” On September 18 the USA Today, in a front page story, reported the following: “Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically about ‘anti-Obama rhetoric,’ inflammatory language and ‘emotional’ statements made by non-profits seeking tax-exempt status.”

Not only have ABC, CBS and NBC not reported this story they’ve flat out stopped covering the IRS scandal on their evening and morning shows. It’s been 85 days since ABC last touched the story on June 26. NBC hasn’t done a report for 84 days and CBS last mentioned the IRS scandal 56 days ago on July 24.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NRA Targets Democratic Senators Up in 2014 With Local Newspaper Ads

 

 

 

” The National Rifle Association will launch a print advertising campaign targeting mostly Democratic senators up for re-election in 2014, according to sources close to the group.

On Thursday, full-page ads are scheduled to run in local newspapers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina and West Virginia. They will be supplemented by digital advertising in these states and 10 others, including Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Hampshire and South Dakota.

Additionally, the group has scheduled full-page ads to run Feb. 25 in regional editions of USA Today, reaching parts of 15 states.”

 

IT’S SELF-DEFENSE

  “Every time someone bashes guns on campus, it’s always the same excuse: College kids are drunken, drugged out hooligans. By the same logic, I shouldn’t be allowed to drive a car because some of my peers are irresponsible.

The individuals who obtain carry permits have chosen to accept the responsibility of carrying a firearm, and have proved themselves worthy of the privilege. When it comes time to pay my taxes, rent and tuition, I’m an adult. When I’m called for jury duty, I’m an adult. But somehow, when I want to protect myself in the dark alleys of my urban campus, I’m suddenly an impulsive child? Can someone please explain to me how that works”

Students for Concealed Carry

  This is a bittersweet subject that had never crossed my mind . On reflection it seems such an obvious thing but I have to admit , somewhat shamefully that I’ve never given any thought to American soldiers donating organs . It is just another of the many ways that the American GI , through their sacrifice improves the world . Read it with a dry eye , I dare you .  

 

 

  “Since 2006, about 140 European lives have been saved because organs — hearts, lungs, livers, kidneys and pancreases — were harvested from 36 U.S.servicemembers determined to be brain dead from wounds suffered in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to statistics from the German foundation that oversees organ removal and implantation.

All casualties from combat funnel through the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for care before being flown to the USA.

The window for removing, transporting and transplanting organs is narrow given the viability of organs, making it difficult for them to be used in the USA, says Insel Angus, a Landstuhl intensive care nurse involved in these cases.

Troops who are brain dead from head wounds arrive on a ventilator. Even with ventilator support, key organs last for only 24 to 36 hours, says Joel Newman, a spokesman for the German foundation’s USA counterpart, the United Network for Organ Sharing.”