August 11, 2014

NewsBusted (080814)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 12:59 pm

Catching up on Friday’s edition, here we go:

Topics:
– Putin
– Obamacare
– Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
– NBC’s Chuck Todd
– Illegal Aliens
– Michelle Obama
– Hillary Clinton
– Joe Biden

Best Lines:

  • “Hillary Clinton is refusing to disclose her net worth. Yeah, let me guess … her net worth is just a little bit more than ‘dead broke.’”
  • “A new book claims that Joe Biden likes to swim in the nude. And you can read all about it in the latest issue of ’101 Reasons We Wish We Were Blind’ magazine.”

The U.S.-Mexico Border Is NOT Secure

Filed under: Activism,Immigration,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 12:16 pm

Note: This post will stay at the top for the rest of Monday.

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James O’Keefe proves that the border isn’t secure (direct YouTube):

James O’Keefe as Osama bin Laden crosses border from Mexico to US

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (081114)

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

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Baby with rare illness defies doctors who told parents to consider abortion

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:01 am

From Rhyl, in Wales (HT Life News):

Aug 03, 2014 17:43

Samuel Wilson is now 10 weeks old despite being born with his stomach and intestines in his chest cavity because of a hole in his diaphragm.

A 10-week-old baby has defied the odds to survive a rare birth defect despite his mum being told to consider a termination.

Little Samuel Wilson has battled to stay alive everyday of his life after he was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a condition that meant his stomach and intestines developed in his chest cavity because of a hole in his diaphragm.

Mum, Vicky Davies, has spoken about the moment she was told that he only had a 50/50 chance of survival

She told the Daily Post: “Everything was going normally and I was at my routine 20 week scan, ready to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, when our whole world just came crashing down.

“We were taken to a room and told that Samuel’s stomach organs were in his chest and that there was a possibility of Down’s Syndrome, so I was advised to have an amniocentesis test.

“This uses a needle to go through to the fluid in the womb and carries a 2% risk of miscarriage.”

Vicky, 33, and her partner Gavin Wilson, 40, were told that Samuel had CDH and should look at the option of aborting the pregnancy due to his low survival rate.

Vicky said: “I just couldn’t even imagine it, I know they have to give you all the options but I knew I had to just give him a chance at survival.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.

Cinti. Enquirer Keeps Michelle Obama’s Name Out of Story on District Ending Federal School Lunches

Fort Thomas Independent Schools in Northern Kentucky have decided to get out of the federal school lunch program, specifically because of the requirements imposed in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Simply put, the district is tired of being forced to give kids food they won’t eat.

Until it ran into problems, HHFA was seen as Mrs. Obama’s signature achievement, and the press fawned over its alleged awesomeness. Now that the program has encountered fierce real-world resistance, her association with it seems to have vanished from many press reports. One such report was filed by the Associated Press last month from the School Nutrition Association’s annual convention in Boston. A local example appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday evening. Excerpts from that report by Jessica Brown follow the jump (bolds are mine):

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