A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Congress — not email —
destroyed the Postal Service

Salon, by John Tierney

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 2/7/2013 5:10:30 AM

You know that feeling of pleasure you get when you see someone stand up to a bullying, incompetent boss? It’s viscerally satisfying, isn’t it? That’s the way I felt this morning when I heard Postmaster General Patrick Donahue announce that the U.S. Postal Service intended to move forward with a plan to stop Saturday delivery of mail, effective sometime in August. In doing so, Donahue stuck his thumb in the eye of the U.S. Congress, the mail agency’s ultimate boss. Bravo, Mr. Donahue. You may think I have incorrectly identified the incompetent party here.

Comments:
Our US Postal Service is the best in the world. Anyone who has traveled knows that. But, I don´t know if the finances can be easily fixed.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/7/2013 5:34:48 AM     (No. 9162977)

The finances can´t be fixed because of te over the top pension plans which they´re dancing around.

Their solution on saturady deliveries shows why they´re so damn incompetent and in the red.

They´ll continue Saturday deliveries in some circumstances like prescriptions.So what are they going to do,sort through mail looking for drug stores? Are you going to call in a delivery person if there´s only one prescription to be delivered? It´ll cost more money to figure out who gets a delivery than just keeping Saturdays running.

This is all a bluff for a bailout anyway and they´ll get one before August.

Last week they had a story about a black woman standing to lose her job and life is she gets laid off. This storyline will be a prop for a bailout.Blacks hardest hit by postal layoffs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: krause, 2/7/2013 5:41:27 AM     (No. 9162978)

I can´t believe congress hasn´t found a way to get their hands on that pre-funded pension money. You know, for more windmills and such.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 2/7/2013 6:14:16 AM     (No. 9162993)

Yawn... No Saturday deliveries? No problem.

Cannot get your pills via mail on Saturday? Order them a day earlier.

This is not complicated.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/7/2013 6:24:05 AM     (No. 9162998)

I think that mail should be delivered once per week . For me, the best day would be Friday since that is the day our garbage is picked up. That way , I could ask the mailman to just put the mail right in the garbage can - saving me six days of having to do it myself.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 2/7/2013 6:25:00 AM     (No. 9162999)

Gee, #3, my wife ordered a prescription back on January 10th. It is now February 7th, and last we heard the pills were languishing in Springfield, Ma, and we are in Florida. Just how early are we supposed to order with this postal "service"?
The post office is the poorest excuse for a business, and any civilian business would have been gone years ago. It´s long past time to privatize them, and let the private sector run it right. Then maybe my wife could get her meds.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/7/2013 7:34:04 AM     (No. 9163084)

Congress or Obama will not allow this to happen. Watch them step in. The USPS should be privatized and where feasible any other government agency or service.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/7/2013 7:38:28 AM     (No. 9163092)

Tricare is now offering mail ordered meds. No thanks. I´ll just pick them up instead of going through problems waiting for the mailman to deliver it to me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: edgar, 2/7/2013 7:44:58 AM     (No. 9163108)

Isn´t Congress now in charge of our healthcare system, too?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/7/2013 7:50:35 AM     (No. 9163117)

Is Salon trying to say that Big Government is the problem?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/7/2013 7:57:42 AM     (No. 9163135)

The mail service began to go bad (in our experience) back in the sixties, at least in larger cities, not just since Congress made it a quango (quasi-independent government organization) in the seventies. After experiencing mail service in eight states over the years we´ve moved mostly to e-mail. To be honest, had mail service been better I don´t think we would have moved to e-mail for personal mail (or UPS or FedEx or in-store delivery).

And I did think the former Royal Mail (now Post Office) was much better than USPS. That may have changed in the last decade but service was above and beyond before that. It certainly didn´t take three days (or more) to send a letter across town. In fact, when the UK Post Office had twice-daily deliveries (until 2004), a letter could be received the very same day it was mailed! Union-organized strikes helped to change things--one lasting two months.

As for the USPS, I´m afraid I won´t miss it if it goes completely. I refuse to go to the post offices near us because of their surly and inefficient service. (Funny how they´ve never lost a delivery of postage stamps by USPS.) I might try the new system of postal service desks in some retail establishments--but will never go back to sending personal mail by USPS and will continue to use a more reliable bank transfer instead of checks by mail.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/7/2013 8:37:35 AM     (No. 9163218)

This example (the postal service) is a succinct illustration of why just about anything run by govt. is doomed to high costs and inefficiency.

Any federal program, and many state run programs that run on "federal" money, are subject to meddling from any member of congress, the POTUS, and any number of cabinet members. Remember the old cliche about too many chefs.

So why any nitwit could argue that we´ll be better off with our entire health care system being run in a similar manner is beyond my paltry abilities to understand.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/7/2013 8:41:26 AM     (No. 9163226)

The USPS has been very good in my experience. Parcels are delivered as quickly as UPS or Fedex. First-class mail arrives at its destination within three days on average, oftentimes sooner.
We live in a rural area and get our newspaper by mail except on Sun. Losing Sat. delivery would be a pain. But what´s worse is that there would be all those 3-day week-ends with no delivery or pick-up. If they have to pick an extra non-delivery day, mid-week would be better.
By ignoring the 800 pound gorilla which is the pension funding, the USPS problem will never be solved.
Gov. is the only entity that believes that worse and more expensive service will generate more business.
To those who say it doesn´t affect them, I say: one day it will be your ox getting gored and there won´t be anyone there to defend you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 2/7/2013 8:52:15 AM     (No. 9163250)

Yes, they are deliverig more packages because the carriers that Amazon uses hands their packages off to the post office nearest your home.

Just about all of our Amazon purchases are delivered by UPS or Fed Ex to our local post office.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: southernboy, 2/7/2013 10:07:30 AM     (No. 9163427)

Does anyone else remember that the post office used to deliver day-old baby chickens back in the ’40’s?

Minimum order 25…shipped in boxes sized to hold 100 in four compartments. Ordered from Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs!

How far they have fallen!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/7/2013 10:11:38 AM     (No. 9163439)

Right now the main problem that the USPS has is that Congress mandated that they fund their pension plan at something like three times the level of that required of any private company with similar plans.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/7/2013 10:43:09 AM     (No. 9163509)

USPS - Union! That is the reason for it´s decline, plain and simple!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 2/7/2013 10:55:53 AM     (No. 9163534)

Unions, and affirmative action taken to ridiculous extremes, are what destroyed the USPS.

Just a few decades ago, the USPS was an efficient organization that did it´s job -- it delivered mail. It did so cheaply, efficiently, and still managed to make profits. Like most companies back then, you saw mostly clean cut, hard working, white males working there back then.

Then the unions went insane, and started hiring only incompetent and unqualified individuals based solely on their gender and race. They now lose billions of dollars every year, and we all have horror stories of bad service, rude and incompetent employees, lost or damaged mail, and prices that seem to go up every few months these days. Coincedently, I honestly can´t remember the last time I saw a white male in a USPS uniform. I guess they are all working for FEDEX or UPS now.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 2/7/2013 11:15:19 AM     (No. 9163578)

Don´t get me wrong. For the two or three times a year that I actually still mail something, it´s not a bad deal. $0.46 to mail a letter across the country isn´t bad. I have a reasonable confidence that it will get there most of the time within a few days.

But the hypocrisy of the USPS is what cost them most of my business. A few years ago, the USPS decided to call those stamps with the pictures of Mary and the baby Jesus that they come out with every fall as “Holiday” stamps.

Of course the Hanukah stamp was still called the Hanukah stamp, and the Eid al-Fatr stamp was still called the Eid al-Fatr stamp. But I guess the word “Christmas” was just too “offensive” for them to take that chance.

At that point, I wrote the USPS to ask why, and they didn’t give me so much as a courtesy reply. So we stopped mailing Christmas cards. We just hand-deliver them today.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 2/7/2013 12:06:53 PM     (No. 9163751)

We have six day of delivery now, let´s keep six days, but on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday deliver to my house and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday deliver to your house and cut the number of employes in half.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: marthaville, 2/7/2013 6:22:04 PM     (No. 9164494)

The article is inaccurate as it pertains to funding future health care costs. There is accounting treatment determined on an actuarial basis. This is different from the actual funding, also done on an actuarial basis. The funding is based on the life expectancy of actual current employees. Post office wants to pay based on actual out of pocket expenditures.

This ain´t Social Security. The article is postal union propaganda.

All that aside, it is essential that we have a reliable national postal system. Everything cannot be sent electronically.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: anotherctyankee, 2/7/2013 11:27:42 PM     (No. 9164832)

Don´t remember the chicks from the catalogs, but the radio always advertised your chicks from Del Rio, Texas.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: StyxMaker, 2/8/2013 12:51:28 AM     (No. 9164881)

Postal service is, after all, a constitutionally mandated responsibility of the Federal Government.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 



 

Post Reply   Close thread 722444




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can
land an office job at Organizing For Action
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 4:35:41 PM     Post Reply
Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,

Hill Staffers Swarm Taco
Bell Tray, Terrify Server
Roll Call, by Jason Dick    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 10:44:22 AM     Post Reply
Ustedes quieren Taco Bell! Pity the poor Taco Bell employee who was tasked with delivering a tray of tacos to a gaggle of Hill staffers at a Tuesday reception in the Rayburn House Office Building. “This reception shows no shame as staff fills up boxes and garbage bags of burritos,” our daring congressional staffer/tipster tell us. See for yourself: (video follows)

Twitter, hate speech, and
the costs of keeping quiet
CNET, by Greg Lukianoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 10:39:29 AM     Post Reply
Last month was a bittersweet seventh birthday for Twitter. The Union of Jewish French Students sued the social-media giant for $50 million in a French court in light of anti-Semitic tweets that carried the hashtag #unbonjuif ("a good Jew"). In January, Twitter agreed to delete the tweets, but the student group now wants the identities of the users who sent the anti-Semitic messages so that they can be prosecuted under French law against hate speech. Twitter is resisting. It claims that as an American company protected by the First Amendment, it does not have to aid government efforts to control

Study Finds Sicklier Enrollees
in Earliest Stage of Health Law
New York Times, by Katie Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 10:36:52 AM     Post Reply
People who signed up early for insurance through the new marketplaces were more likely to be prescribed drugs to treat pain, depression and H.I.V. and were less likely to need contraceptives, according to a new study that provides a much-anticipated look at the population that signed up for coverage under the new health care law. The health of those who enrolled in new coverage is being closely watched because many observers have questioned whether the new marketplaces would attract a large share of sick people, which could lead to higher premiums and ultimately doom the new law. The study, to be released

First, Stop the Train
National Review Online, by Ben S. Carson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 5:17:56 AM     Post Reply
Imagine a situation in which an earthquake destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speeding toward the location, and those in charge realize there is a potential problem ahead but choose instead to argue about the ambient temperature in the passenger cars, the food service, and whether they will reach their final destination on time. A few people are quite disturbed when they learn of the tragedy about to unfold if the train isn’t halted, but they are labeled as “alarmists” who really are not sophisticated enough to understand the situation. Obviously, I am referring to our

Edward Snowden Is Your Nightmare
Clean Freak Roommate
Atlantic Wire, by Connor Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 5:15:22 AM     Post Reply
Edward Snowden has plenty of flaws, if you listen to certain members of Congress who call him, at best, a traitor or at worst, a traitor working with Russia. In reality, though, Snowden is simply that roommate who wants you to clean up a little more.(Snip)The most interesting detail revealed was how Snowden hopes to one day receive asylum somewhere like, say, Germany. Now! This is interesting for a number of reasons, the most obvious reason being that Germany and the U.S. are strong allies but leaked NSA documents revealed the agency spied on chancellor Angela Merkel´s cell phone. Merkel

Democrats´ desperate war-on-women-baiting
New York Daily News, by S.E. Cupp    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 5:09:39 AM     Post Reply
It’s an election year, which means the Democrats’ crass politicization of important women’s issues is gearing up once more. Don’t be fooled by President Obama’s new push for pay equity. It sounds good, but it is nothing more than a political ploy to distract from the ever-conspicuous cloud of bad mojo following Democrats around as they brace for the 2014 midterm elections. In the past few election cycles, a the left has done a masterful job of courting women by creating lines of division between Republicans and Democrats where they don’t actually exist. Back in 2008, the ploy was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair

Holder confirms Petraeus probe
still open, amid questions over
whether case used as leverage
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 4:57:18 AM     Post Reply
Two years after the FBI first began investigating former CIA director David Petraeus, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to lawmakers that the case remains open -- amid allegations it is being used as leverage to keep the former general quiet. "All I can say is that this is an ongoing investigation," Holder testified Tuesday, in response to a series of questions from Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who wrote to the Justice Department last month about the matter. "I’m really not in a position to say much more about it than that." Fox News was told there may be friction between the FBI

McAllister says he´s ´ashamed,´
asking for forgiveness
Monroe News-Star [LA], by Greg Hilburn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 4:42:28 AM     Post Reply
Freshman 5th District U.S. Rep Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, said Monday night he doesn’t intend to resign despite the release of a video showing him kissing a woman who isn’t his wife. McAllister, in an exclusive interview with The News-Star, said he has asked his wife Kelly and their five children for forgiveness and plans to stand for re-election next fall. Click here to see video “I have fallen short as a husband and a father, and I feel more ashamed than you can imagine,” said McAllister, R-Swartz. “I’ve asked them for forgiveness, and I’m asking forgiveness from my constituents who elected me to

Hillary Clinton pretends to be
above excessive partisanship
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 4:32:48 AM     Post Reply
Let’s assume that Hillary Clinton was serious the other day when she said that excessive partisanship was taking America “backwards.” That means she’s on the phone right now reading the riot act to fellow Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. Yeah, right. Clinton’s pose of rising above the political scrum made for a good headline just as her party is plumbing new depths of mud and smears. Reid and Schumer are tarring David and Charles Koch in ways that smack of McCarthyism, though Tail Gunner Joe at least found a few real Communists. Reid, a nasty little man who demeans the office of

Ft. Hood ’09 Massacre Survivor to
Obama: Don’t Forget About Us
ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 4:18:47 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is scheduled to travel to Fort Hood Wednesday to honor the three people killed in the recent shooting there, but a survivor of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre has asked that the President take a few minutes out to keep a promise he made the last time a gunman opened fire at the Army base. “As you may know, the President and high-ranking members of the military promised me, my family and other Fort Hood terror attack survivors that the federal government would ‘make them whole,’” Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (Ret.) wrote in a letter to the White House

Mickey Rooney Leaves
$18K Estate to Stepson
Associated Press, by Anthony McCartney    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/9/2014 4:15:39 AM     Post Reply
Mickey Rooney signed his last will just weeks before death, leaving a modest estate to a stepson who had been his caretaker, but the actor had no intention of ending his Hollywood career anytime soon, his attorney said Tuesday. Rooney´s death Sunday occurred after the actor began to have difficulty breathing during an afternoon nap, attorney Michael Augustine said. The actor had been in good spirits and was looking forward to continuing to appear in movies after filming a scene for the upcoming installment of the "Night at the Museum" franchise. Augustine said Rooney, 93, passed a physical required before



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep:
‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

91 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/8/2014 6:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

55 replie(s)
CBS, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 4/9/2014 11:02:02 AM     Post Reply
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance. “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

The Color of His Presidency
41 replie(s)
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

RAND study: By our estimate, 3.9 million
people signed up for ObamaCare, not
7.1 million like the White House says

32 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/9/2014 4:25:19 AM     Post Reply
A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

30 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/8/2014 6:32:30 AM     Post Reply
As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee
30 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 6:45:01 AM     Post Reply
How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally

Top conservative: 2016 not
Ted Cruz´s turn, favors Mike
Pence-Rand Paul ticket

27 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:25:30 PM     Post Reply
A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn´t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don´t think it would be best for the conservative movement for

The incredible hypocrisy of
21st Century feminism

26 replie(s)
Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:37:27 AM     Post Reply
My first published column was in a local paper opposing the Equal Rights Amendment for the same reasons that Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative lawyer, campaigned on. As ambiguously written, the ERA, would eliminate the men-only draft requirement, repeal protective laws like sexual assault and eliminate the tendency for mothers to obtain custody over their children in divorce cases. Ironically, one of the arguments that helped sink the amendment from ratification was the fear that single-sex bathrooms would no longer be permitted. In addition, opponents of the amendment also warned that it would lead to abortion on demand and same-sex marriages.

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
26 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

26 replie(s)
Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Bush Aides Push Jeb
To Run For President

25 replie(s)
Buzzfeed, by Benny Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/8/2014 6:32:42 AM     Post Reply
More than a hundred Republican Party elders gathered this weekend in Texas to celebrate George H.W. Bush’s legacy. But many of the event’s participants had another, much simpler agenda: launching a Jeb Bush presidential campaign. The two-day festivities featured a widely covered speech by Jeb. And on the sidelines, former Bush retainers were frank about their hopes that the eldest son could save a party the family has led on and off since 1988. “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs,” said longtime Bush adviser Andy Card after the speech. “If Jeb Bush does not run, shame on us.” Card added,

Elderly couple attacked in restaurant
25 replie(s)
KATV-TV [Little Rock, AR], by Elicia Dover    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM     Post Reply
Little Rock — An elderly couple was attacked at a restaurant when they asked a woman to refrain from cursing while talking on a cell phone, according to police. The incident happened at Cuisine of China on Geyer Springs road. In the police report, Don Francis, 74 and his wife Bettye Francis, 69, say they were attacked by Joecelyn Thornton, 33, after Francis asked her to stop cursing. In the surveillance video, a woman can be seen walking over to a table and pushing Francis. His wife intervenes and that´s when Thornton allegedly attacks her, pushing her into a table and punching

   

Post Reply   Close thread 722444





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS