Actually, these guys would probably do a better job.
Apparently “diversity” doesn’t include Catholics.
There are questions about why Catholic leaders are not on Bill de Blasio’s transition team, even though other religious leaders are.
Team de Blasio has yet to come up with an explanation, after being asked about the issue all day long, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday.
The mayor-elect did not receive a blessing from the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue. De Blasio’s 60-member transition team, which was supposed to include men and women from every walk of city life, has thus far somehow left out a Catholic priest.
“He has an animus against Catholicism. It’s palpable,” said the Catholic League Bill Donohue. “Every demographic segment of our society is represented, so when you get to the area of clergy, well, Catholics are the majority of New Yorkers, over 50 percent are Catholic yet we get no representation. Two rabbis, two ministers, one imam and we get nobody.”
But that’s not the only thing upsetting the city’s Catholics. Donohue is furious at the inclusion of people he sees as having an anti-Catholic bias — Brooklyn Museum of Art director Arnold Lehman, who was responsible for the controversial 1999 exhibit “Sensation,” which featured a portrait of the Virgin Mary with elephant dung on it, and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, whose group donates to pro-abortion groups.
“He has room for them, but not a single Catholic priest and are these the people he’s going to be listening to?” Donohue said.
Yup. That’s progressivism.
Doug Ross lays the smackdown.
It appears that individual user accounts and names are indexed via Google and can expose profile information of individuals that sign up on data.healthcare.gov.
Well, isn’t that special!
…The website cost an estimated $624 million and consists of over 500 million lines of code. With the number of lines of code, this is one of the most complex applications ever written in the history of applications. To put this in comparison, the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, which is the latest, has an estimated 50 to 80 million lines of code and has over 25 years of development and maturity. It should be noted that with 80 million lines of code, the Windows operating system has had a significant amount of “exploits” that have hit their product line since it’s early existence…
Microsoft has one of the largest and most sophisticated security development, protection, and remediation processes today. This process has taken years to mature and places security at the forefront. With a website that is over 6 times more complex than the Microsoft operating system and developed in an extremely short period of time, there is and was no foreseeable way to build security into the website…
…there are clear indicators that even basic security was not built into the healthcare.gov website. TrustedSec is confident based on the exposures identified that the website has critical risks associated with it and security concerns should be remediated immediately…
It’s a hacker’s wet dream. And of course, Obama doesn’t care.
One of the more alarming trends is that the actual security testing of the website was deferred due to project delays. The website was launched without formal testing and with known risks around the security of the applications. Even further, there was little to no security built into the website or through the development.
They left it wide open on purpose.
So when you sign up for Obamacare, your troubles are just beginning.
And I should note, if an insurance company was so cavalier with your personal data, the regulators would come down on them like a ton of bricks. Proving once again, Barack Obama puts himself above the law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country and have led a dozen abortion clinics in the state to stop performing the procedure.
The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the lawsuit challenging the restrictions moves forward.
Sorry Wendy Davis, you can’t ride a wave of dead babies into the Texas governor’s mansion.
Some neighbors of Naval Weapons Station Earle are complaining that the sound from the navy base’s flag ceremonies is too loud.
According to the Asbury Park Press, people living near the navy base’s waterfront location in Middletown can clearly hear the “Call to Colors” followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner” being played when the base raises its flag at 8 a.m. and also during a similar ceremony at sunset when the flag is lowered.
“Why should someone not in the service have to wake up to reveille?’” 11th Street resident Bob Wille asked.
Hey Bob, whatcha gonna do when it’s the Muzzies blaring their call to prayer 5 times a day?
If you complain about that, they’ll lop your head off.
Our national anthem represents freedom Bob. Try not to be such a douchebag about it, OK?
Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother and son of the former presidents Bush, is considering a run for president, but only if Gov. Chris Christie fails to gain nationwide traction, Politico reports this morning.
According to the report, Bush has edged from a definite “no” to a decided “maybe” and they put the odds of him getting into the race at 30 percent.
“I think he could run,” one senior Republican who now works in the financial industry told Politico. “The environment is shaping up well for him. Republicans want someone who is competent and who can win and that’s Jeb.”
Jeb Bush can “win?” Really? Just like Mitt Romney “won.” And John McCain “won.” Oh, and wait to this doozy, McCain went off his meds, and wants to try again. Because the first time worked out so well.
“He is thinking about it. If Christie can’t break out … Jeb is the only proven national mainstream candidate who could keep the Cruz/Paul wing at bay and have a shot at winning a general election.”
That says it all. The GOP establishment would rather see the Hilldabeast in the White House than any proven conservative.
Poor Obamabot, he lost his health insurance. Call the Waambulance!
Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan doesn’t like how President Barack Obama’s health care law is caring for him.
Ratigan, who hosted MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” before abruptly quitting in 2012 to become a farmer, took to Twitter Friday to blame Obamacare for his health-care plan being cancelled and his new monthly insurance rate tripling.
Bwahahahahahaha! Sucks to be you Chief!
“I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC. Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thnx Mr. President!”
You’re welcome, I’m sure!
All aboard the Schadenfreude Express! Next stop, “I Told You So”-ville!
Why don’t I feel sorry for this butthead? Because he won’t learn his lesson. He’ll vote for the Hilldebeast in 2016, and he’ll keep supporting the very same policies and politicians who boned him up the ass via Obamacare. Because, face it, in his mind this is all George Bush’s fault.
Dylan Ratigan got what he deserved, and I can’t wait for it to happen to every one of his Obamabot moron friends.
As you all know, Barack Obama is currently starring in a disappointing remake of “Welcome Back Carter.”
Now Jimmah Carter’s grandson, Jason Carter, is looking to option a sequel, announcing his candidacy for governor of Georgia.
A grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to run for governor of Georgia, an office once held by his grandfather on his path to the White House.
Jason Carter, who serves in the state senate, will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Governor Nathan Deal next year in a state that has not had a Democratic governor in 12 years, a legislative assistant to Carter said on Thursday.
Do us all a favor kid. Jump right to the Hating America and Pontificating About How Evil Israel Is phase of your political career and spare us another episode of National Malaise. Just because bell bottoms are back in style (ugh!) doesn’t mean we all want to relive the 70’s again and again and again. Believe me, the third time is not a charm.
Choice? That’s just a feminist slogan. The nanny-staters can’t actually let you choose anything, including what you eat.
Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.
The FDA plans to announce later Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths.
Hamburg said that while the amount of trans fats in the country’s diet has declined dramatically in the last decade, they “remain an area of significant public health concern.” The trans fats have long been criticized by nutritionists, and New York and other local governments have banned them.
The agency isn’t yet setting a timeline for the phase-out, but will collect comments for two months before officials determine how long it will take. Different foods may have different timelines, depending how easy it is to substitute.
“We want to do it in a way that doesn’t unduly disrupt markets,” says Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods. Still, he says, “industry has demonstrated that it is by and large feasible to do.”
To phase them out, the FDA said it had made a preliminary determination that trans fats no longer fall in the agency’s “generally recognized as safe” category, which is reserved for thousands of additives that manufacturers can add to foods without FDA review. Once trans fats are off the list, anyone who wants to use them would have to petition the agency for a regulation allowing it, and that would be unlikely to be approved.
Can you imagine the Pilgrims asking the FDA for permission to eat the first Thanksgiving dinner?
Yeah, me neither. We’ve fallen a long way from the ideals of liberty espoused by our forefathers.
Ergo, your entry-level minimum wage job just went “poof.” Because a robot can do it better, and a robot doesn’t pretend it’s worth more than the employer paid for it.
McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is trying to make fast food even faster. The Financial Times reports that the worlds’ largest fast food chain plans to replace many of the cashiers at its 7,000 European restaurants with touch screen terminals that allow customers to order and pay electronically.
The move at McDonald’s is similar to what many consumers experience in supermarkets, retailers and gasoline stations that have opted for self-checkout to save on labor costs.
Way to go morons. You made labor more expensive, now you get to find out what happens when employers aren’t willing to pay you that much.
That guy standing across from the unemployment office laughing at you? Yeah, that’s me.