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You cannot Just say No to the Obamacare race questionnaire

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2014

State your race and ethnicity, or no doctor for you.

You cannot Just say No to the Obamacare race questionnaire

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2/5/2014 at 5:01pm
The image below was sent to me by a reader who went for a visit to a physician, and was told that she could not be seen unless she filled out this race and ethnicity questionnaire, and put her name on the form. She initially refused, but they insisted that it was…
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Douglas Elmendorf CBO Obamacare Disincentives to Work

CBO warning for years that Obamacare creates disincentive to work

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2014

Elmendorf testimony in February 2011 almost identical to testimony today, only the total numbers now are worse.

CBO warning for years that Obamacare creates disincentive to work

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2/5/2014 at 1:37pm
Yesterday we covered the CBO Report on loss of labor provided by workers as a result of Obamacare subsidies,  CBO confirms Obamacare subsidies create disincentive to work harder. It’s all about how the implicit marginal tax rate — taxes plus loss of benefits — creates a disincentive to work hard because for…
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George Zimmerman v. DMX Boxing Match (Reader Poll – Who do you want to win?)

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2014

I’m so old, I don’t even know who DMX is.

George Zimmerman v. DMX Boxing Match (Reader Poll – Who do you want to win?)

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2/5/2014 at 11:03am
Apparently this is for real. Via TMZ It’s official … X gonna give it to George Zimmerman — TMZ has learned, rapper DMX has just been named Zimmerman’s opponent in his upcoming celebrity boxing match. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells us, DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants … all of whom wanted a…
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Fluke was in, now she’s out, but partially in again

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2014

California state gov’t more to her liking, complete Democratic domination

Fluke was in, now she’s out, but partially in again

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2/5/2014 at 8:41am
Sandra Fluke made headlines when she filed to run for Henry Waxman’s congressional seat. Now she’s decided not to run and will run for State Senate instead, via L.A. Times: Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for…
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Obamacare: Good luck finding in-network doctors

Posted by  ▪  February 5, 2014

Obamacare: Good luck finding in-network doctors

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2/5/2014 at 8:19am
Some patients in California are finding out that once they’ve managed to sign up for a health insurance plan through the state exchange, it still may be difficult to determine whether or not a doctor actually accepts their insurance plan. From the LA Times: After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get…
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Incoming ASA President plays “homophobia” card on boycott critic

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

NYU Prof. Lisa Duggan falsely accuses Forbes author of “implied homophobic smears”

Incoming ASA President plays “homophobia” card on boycott critic

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2/4/2014 at 9:30pm
On January 14, 2014, Richard Behar, an investigative reporter for Forbes, wrote a lengthy, devastating and widely read column about the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott, Open Letter To NYU’s President: Why The American Studies Assn.’s Israel Boycott Makes Me Ashamed To Be An Alumnus. Among other things, Behar detailed the…
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“Loud Music” Murder Trial: Jury Selection Underway, Media Excluded from Voir Dire

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

Media fumes over audio-only access to jury voir dire

“Loud Music” Murder Trial: Jury Selection Underway, Media Excluded from Voir Dire

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2/4/2014 at 6:00pm
Jury selection continues for the second day in the murder trial of Michael Dunn, as the media has grounds for new cries of suppression following Judge Healey’s decision to exclude them from the courtroom, as reported by WJCT news in Florida.  Also in court yesterday, Michael Dunn formally pleaded not guilty…
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Hillary: All machine, no message

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

The New York version of all hat, no cattle

Hillary: All machine, no message

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2/4/2014 at 4:39pm
That’s what Buzzfeed’s two top shelf reporters are hearing from the Obama folks: Top advisers and former aides to Barack Obama say Hillary Clinton is repeating the mistakes she made in 2008, building a machine in lieu of a message and lumbering toward the Democratic nomination with the same deep vulnerabilities that…
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Fluke is in

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

Files paperwork to run for Congress

Fluke is in

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2/4/2014 at 1:33pm
Sandra Fluke — yes, that Sandra Fluke — is running for Congress for the seat being vacated by Henry Waxman: Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress. Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring…
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(Implicit Marginal Rate prior to Obamacare)

CBO confirms Obamacare subsidies create disincentive to work harder

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

Implicit marginal rate comes home to roost on Obamacare

CBO confirms Obamacare subsidies create disincentive to work harder

(Implicit Marginal Rate prior to Obamacare)
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2/4/2014 at 11:03am
This all was predicted. Obamacare subsidies decrease the incentive to work harder because as one’s income increases, the subsidies vanish. It’s what we call the implicit marginal rate which takes into account not only tax marginal rates, but also loss of government benefits. In the key 30-50,000 range, the implicit marginal rate has exceeded 100% even…
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NY Times condemns anti-academic boycott legislation, but not academic boycott

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

NY Times has not a bad word to say about a boycott condemned by almost all of academia.

NY Times condemns anti-academic boycott legislation, but not academic boycott

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2/4/2014 at 8:52am
An editorial in the NY Times condemns anti-academic boycott legislation, but not the anti-Israel academic boycotts themselves.  That legislation was passed by the NY State Senate and is pending in the Assembly (although the status in the Assembly is unclear — see  update below).  Similar legislation has been introduced in Maryland. The academic…
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Barry Rubin – May his Memory be a Blessing

Posted by  ▪  February 4, 2014

What Barry Rubin meant to pro-Israel bloggers.

Barry Rubin – May his Memory be a Blessing

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2/4/2014 at 7:00am
Last January 28, on his 63rd birthday, Barry Rubin posted on Facebook: As an additional birthday present–though it is not yet official–the notation on my latest test says that I’m making continued progress with the therapy clearing the disease out of my lungs. And one of the best birthday presents of all…
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Jerry Seinfeld Buzzfeed Brew Diversity in Comedy

Gawker tries to inspire 2 minutes of Jerry Seinfeld politically correct hate

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2014

Shouldn’t we should judge comedians by the quality of their comedy, not the color of their skin?

Gawker tries to inspire 2 minutes of Jerry Seinfeld politically correct hate

Jerry Seinfeld Buzzfeed Brew Diversity in Comedy
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2/3/2014 at 10:13pm
Jerry Seinfeld was interviewed for Buzzfeed Brew, and gave a perfectly sensible answer about “diversity” in comedy, namely that if you’re funny, you’re funny, and comedy is not a census designed to look like the pie chart of America. It’s perfectly sensible, except to Gawker, which is trying to inspire 2-minutes of…
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Hype-notized: Hillary-Wendy 2016 is “dream ticket”

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2014

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Hype-notized: Hillary-Wendy 2016 is “dream ticket”

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2/3/2014 at 7:38pm
Wendy Davis has inspired some Texas-sized hype after her pro-late term abortion filibuster. That hype has hit the rocks of a busted personal narrative, a bizarre media strategy, and a “deja victim” attitude. But some true believers still believe. Like the author of this column, Hillary Clinton and Wendy Davis could be the 2016…
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Ukrainian President returns from sick leave

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2014

Ukrainian President returns from sick leave

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2/3/2014 at 5:53pm
After an announcement just last week that he’d be taking an indefinite sick leave, the President of Ukraine returned on Monday, as the political crisis continues there. From Reuters: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work on Monday after four days of sick leave, issuing a warning about rising “radicalism” after more than…
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Soldier from Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad shares story on ‘FOX and Friends’

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2014

Soldier surprised with special homecoming in Super Bowl ad

Soldier from Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad shares story on ‘FOX and Friends’

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2/3/2014 at 3:06pm
Yesterday, I highlighted a handful of Super Bowl ads that will touch your heart or make you smile in a post that we published before the big game aired. The first of those ads was a spot from Budweiser, titled “A Hero’s Welcome,” and it’s turned out to be a favorite of…
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Superbowl post game interview 9-11 Truther

Now that was strange

Posted by  ▪  February 3, 2014

Now that was strange

Superbowl post game interview 9-11 Truther
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2/3/2014 at 11:39am
An interruption to a post-game interview. What was with that?