Justin Bieber, John Kerry and Reasons for Pessimism
Despite the fact that Bridgegate is such an unimportant, non-scandal that even Tom Brokaw has started to wonder if the media hasn't gone too far:
It's already having an electoral impact.
And that is why the bridge is important: RT @politico: Poll: Clinton widens lead over Christie http://t.co/AseI3DuDE9
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) January 15, 2014
Wait, I think Christie would be yet another lousy nominee who would fail to cater to the center as moderate Republicans keep promising their nominees will, and crater with the GOP's grassroots, so maybe this is a reason for optimism.
No, it's a reason for pessimism. It's a non-story that the media is turning into a full-blown crusade, mainly to kill off a GOP governor and distract from everything that Obama is doing.
John Kerry may be our top diplomat, but that doesn't mean that he knows anything. He doesn't.
In remarks following the meeting, Kerry linked poverty not only to terrorism, but to the "disenfranchisement of millions" [emphasis added]:
We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global basis. The United States of America is deeply involved in efforts in Africa and in other parts of the world – in Asia, South Central Asia – to address this poverty, as is the Catholic Church. And so we have a huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.
Osama bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri are rich. They certainly didn't get into terrorism because of poverty. The Saudi and other oil sheiks who fund terrorism aren't poor either. The current Washington clown show does not understand the enemy's motivations.
Another day, another lawless Obamacare delay.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it was again extending the ObamaCare enrollment deadline for people with pre-existing conditions.
The administration said it would extend the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP), slated to end Jan. 31, until March 15.
“As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers’ transition into Marketplace coverage, we are allowing those covered by PCIP additional time to shop for new coverage while they receive the ongoing care and treatment they need,” Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement.
The deadline was originally at the end of December, but last month, the administration pushed it back through January because of the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov.
The new extension is just the latest in a string of unilateral delays the administration has implemented to buy time after the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov.
Unilateral, lawless and illegal, whatever.
Justin Bieber could be deported for felony vandalism.
The 19-year-old pop star has not been arrested at this time following a search of his Calabasas, Calif., home in connection with an egg-throwing incident in his posh neighborhood—but if he is and subsequently charged with a felony.
Immigration attorney Michael Wildes, whose firm's clientele over the years has included John Lennon and Craig David, tells E! News that Bieber would not be deported "for an egg-throwing incident."
Bieber is currently residing in the United States on an O-1 visa, issued by the government to people with "extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics," according to U.S. visa policy.
"But," Wildes added, "if an assault or battery charge was leveled, that could be more serious. Visa fraud, a gun charge, burglary are usually things that [are] tantamount to that type of scrutiny.
"The truth is, crimes are crimes and the government has a strong policy of pursuing individuals who are here on temporary visas if the case warrants it. However, I do not believe that this case warrants it."
Whatever a Justin Bieber is could be sent back to Canuckistan? Our long national nightmare could be over? Watch the wheels of injustice grind. He won't be deported, much to our everlasting national shame.