September 29, 2013

As Contrary Evidence Mounts, Establishment Press Ignores President’s ‘No Widespread Evidence Obamacare Is Hurting Jobs’ Claim

Google News really needs to work on its results counter. The first page of its 10:15 p.m. search listings on [Obama "widespread evidence"] (typed exactly as indicated between brackets) tells us that there are “about 90 results,” but moving to the second page of listed results shows there are only 11 (technically 13, because the first listing on the first page has three items).

Those sparse results, none of which except for Fox News would be considered an establishment press outlet, show that the press, including Darlene Superville at the Associated Press in an onsite report, has ignored the following howler delivered by President Barack Obama in Largo, Maryland on Thursday: “There’s no widespread evidence that the Affordable Care Act is hurting jobs.” Given the definition of “widespread” (“distributed over a wide region, or occurring in many places or among many persons or individuals”), it’s more than safe to say that the list of 313 companies either laying people off or cutting workers’ hours due to Obamacare renders Obama’s claim completely false. Excerpts from an item containing the list by IBD’s Jed Graham written the day before Obama’s speech follow the jump.


AP’s Lederman Falsely Frames Obamacare Opponents’ Position: It ‘Requires Government to Kill Its Citizens’

Overheated and intellectually dishonest statements this weekend revolving around the impending government shutdown have not been limited to politicians in Washington, or even to pundits and commentators.

Saturday at the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press, Josh Lederman, in a “Spin Meter” story, falsely claimed that Obamacare opponents believe that the law will mandate the government’s killing of patients. See how he does it after the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):


Well, at Least Now We’re Clear: ‘I Want a World Where All Your Churches Burn’

Filed under: Life-Based News,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:38 pm

Leftist hate (HT The Blaze; Warning — foul language alert):


The 26-second clip appears to show an unidentified student at Indiana University approaching the pro-life college group, allegedly upset with a display they had erected on the campus.

“You’re in conflict with the world that I want which is a world where all your churches burn … And if we are ever strong enough, we are going to stop you.”

They’re already closer than is typically acknowledged — if not to the burning, at least to the stopping.

Also at the Blaze:

According to the email Students For Life sent out, another student also ripped out pink crosses they had placed in the ground that were supposed to symbolize the amount of “babies that Planned Parenthood kills each day.” The student allegedly shouted abortion “was awesome” as he removed the crosses.

Anyone who thinks the expressed desire seen above for ostracism of anyone with pious religious views, if not outright religious persecution, is an outlier, hasn’t been paying enough attention.

IPCC Global Warming Report Moves Former WSJ Weatherman to Tweet ‘Tears,’ Promise to Have No Kids, Never Fly Again

Whether the ice caps are melting and by how much may be debatable, but the debate is over as to whether former Wall Street Journal weatherman Eric Holthaus, who now works at Quartz (, has had a meltdown.

In a series of tweets on Friday afternoon (scroll down at link; HT Twitchy), Holthaus told the world of his reaction to the latest wave of hot air emanating from the Intergovernmental Governmental Panel on Climate Change, and actions he plans to take to respond to it (most recent tweet is first; underlines are mine):


Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (092913)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follows. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: True Christians bear humiliation with ‘joy and patience,’ says Pope

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Vatician City:

Sep 27, 2013 / 06:54 am

During his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the nature of what it means to be a Christian, saying that an authentic follower of Christ is able to endure difficulties with a positive attitude.

The Pope imparted his message to those gathered in the Vatican’s Santa Marta guesthouse for his daily Mass on Sept. 27.

Stressing the need and importance of sacrifice in the Christian’s life of faith, the Pope began his homily by reflecting on the Gospel reading from St. Luke where Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is.

Pope Francis recounted how it was after this question that Peter replies with his declaration that Jesus is the Christ, but that once Jesus warns of his upcoming passion and death, “Peter was frightened and scandalized.”

This attitude, said the pontiff, is “just like many Christians” who declare that “this will never happen to you, I will follow you up to this point.”

“This is the temptation of a spiritual wellbeing.”

Just like the rich young man from the gospel, “who wanted to follow Jesus but only up to a certain point,” the Pope explained that “the scandal of the Cross continues to block many Christians” who complain about the wrongdoings and insults they suffer, rather than following the way of the cross.

“The proof if somebody is a true Christian is his or her ability to endure humiliations with joy and patience.” …

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