Posts by Kemberlee Kaye  (Page 143)
 

When “Raise the Wage” Backfired

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:34pm 10/28/2014 at 3:34pm

Rewind to a few months ago when we reported that McDonald’s appeared to be testing touchscreen ordering devices:

McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Redditor, a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines.  The machines appear to be the cousins of the...

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50 years ago today: Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:30pm 10/27/2014 at 5:30pm

Several years ago I realized I wasn’t the bleeding heart liberal I fancied myself. This realization wasn’t marked by any one salient incident, but was a process. Along the road to Conservatism, I began consuming as much ideological history as I could get my hands on. Even today, one of my...

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Texas nurse Ebola free, receives hug from President Obama

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Posted by    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:18pm 10/24/2014 at 4:18pm

Ebola infected nurse Nina Pham was released from the National Institute of Health hospital today after being cured of Ebola. Great news not only for Pham, but for those of you with Ebolanoia as well.

Pham contracted the virus while tak...

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Obama’s trouble with crowds

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Posted by    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:30am 10/23/2014 at 11:30am

While most Democrats are desperately trying to distance themselves from President Obama, Illinois Democrats are safe from the President’s campaign death kiss. Monday night, President Obama headlined a campaign rally for Illinois Senator Dick Durban and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

As Rebel Pundit pointed out:

ABC 7 reporter Charles Thomas stated the Jones Convocation...

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Supreme Court arguments reenacted with dogs

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00am 10/22/2014 at 10:00am

HBO’s Last Week Tonight is easily the best satirical news program on TV these days. Hosted by Daily Show alum John Oliver, Last Week Tonight is all over the spectrum ideologically, but regularly has me in stitches.

Recently, Last Week Tonight noticed video cameras are not allowed to film SCOTUS oral arguments. Oliver...

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ACLU not happy with Houston Mayor Annise Parker

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00pm 10/21/2014 at 5:00pm
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Houston Mayor Annise Parker made national headlines last week when it was revealed she subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors.

Following a brutal battle over a city ordinance which many believed was an egregious encroachment of local government into the territory of religious freedom, Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, subpoenaed the...

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Did Holiday Inn predict Ebola ineptitude… in 2001?

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 1:38pm 10/20/2014 at 1:38pm

God bless the internet and all its wonderful treasures. This 2001 commercial from Holiday Inn Express was frighteningly prophetic. Hilarious, but prophetic. The ad shows a completely inept science team dealing with an Ebola sample, but you can feel safe because they stayed at Holiday Inn Express and are therefore, smart.

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Ben & Jerry’s: Critics of our ice cream name are dazed and confused

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1:15pm 10/19/2014 at 1:15pm

Vermont ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s drew the ire of the political correctness brigade when they released “Hazed and Confused,” a concoction of chocolate and hazelnut deliciousness.

Part of their new Core series, “Hazed and Confused” is injected with a chocolate, hazelnut, fudge core.

“Hazed and Confused” being a play off the...

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Ebola-infected nurse in “fair condition,” speaks from hospital room

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:30pm 10/18/2014 at 4:30pm

Nina Pham tested positive for Ebola. The 26 year old nurse from Dallas, Texas was among the health care crew taking care of Eric Duncan. Ebola took Duncan’s life, October 8.

Prior to being transported to Bethesda, Maryland to receive more intensive treatment, Pham seemed to be in good spirits. She teared...

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Fundraising emails: The Ebola of your Inbox

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:48pm 10/16/2014 at 3:48pm

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably experiencing an email inbox inundated with desperate campaign asks. The worst offender this election season is without a doubt the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee).

So far, I’ve received emails from Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and even the President himself this midterm cycle. The dramatics and...

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Houston Mayor uses lawfare against local churches

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm 10/16/2014 at 1:30pm
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Houston’s summer was marred by a battle over religious liberties and overreaching government.

Sparring over a city ordinance that would force businesses, among other things, to allow transgendered clientele the use of opposite sex restrooms or risk discrimination suits, Bayou City area clergy and the government aren’t exactly on the best of terms.

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Wendy Davis holds rally with people in wheelchairs to defend wheelchair attack ad (Updated)

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:13pm 10/13/2014 at 1:13pm

Last week, Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign ran an ad attacking Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, for being in a wheelchair. The ad received such intense blowback, Abbott’s campaign turned the negative reacti...

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Friday Night at the Fights

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Posted by    Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:55pm 10/10/2014 at 7:55pm
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Senator Harry Reid is known for his rants against the “1%” and evil Republican moneyed types. Never mind that Reid stays in the Ritz Carlton when he’s in D.C. or that he’s worth over 6 million bucks, of course.

Ambush journalist, Jason Mattera, caught up with Senator Reid and asked him about...

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Laugh at new Rock the Vote ad at your own peril (#TurnOutForWhat?)

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:15am 10/8/2014 at 11:15am

Rock the Vote released a new ad today with a song by Lil Jon featuring Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, E.J. Johnson, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Ireland Baldwin, Devendra Banhart, Ioanna Gika, and Gabriel Valenciano.

Geared towards young people, Rock the Vote has long been successful at utilizing pop...

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Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:30pm 10/7/2014 at 3:30pm

Turns out Twitter is also fed up with this administration’s war on transparency.

Last month, Twitter released a report detailing how they’d been banned from reporting the extent of government surveillance on the platform. In that report Twitter explained:

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Potential Ebola patient being monitored in Houston suburb

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:34pm 10/6/2014 at 8:34pm

First Dallas, now Houston.

Thankfully, Governor Perry put together a Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force, “will assess and enhance the state’s existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus.”

Perry also, “called on the federal government to immediately begin enhanced...

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“If absolutely necessary, refuse to fasten your seatbelt”

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1:57pm 10/5/2014 at 1:57pm

I enjoy revisiting modern Conservative classics. William F. Buckley, Jr. is a staple in that repertoire. Much like I enjoy reflecting on scripture or other mantras, I enjoy mulling the thoughts and words of leaders who forged the path of Conservatism.

Early last week I was flipping through a few old books, one...

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