Single tragedy kicks off discussion on additional boating regulations in Connecticut

The government does not always have to “do something.” Emily Fedorko from Greenwich died in what can only be described as a terrible accident on the water Aug. 7. Emily and three teenage friends were in a motorboat on Long Island Sound enjoying the day when Emily died after coming in contact with a spinning propeller. Horrific. But as usual politicians are already discussing additional state regulations to limit the operation of motor vessels by kids on the water.

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Ethics: Reid campaign handed $31,000 to granddaughter for “gifts”

Legal nepotism. This is another perfect story to fit in with my Symptom of the Disease series. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wanted to thank supporters during the holidays by using campaign funds to buy them gifts. Does he go off to Kohls to buy a few inexpensive fleece blankets? Nope, he asked his artist granddaughter – in both 2012 and 2013 – to produce the gifts totaling $31,000.

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“We’re all Obama people” – Will they illegally share private information with campaigns?

Next on James O’Keefe Exposes the Left. Christopher Tarango currently works for Enroll America, a “nonpartisan” 501(c)(3) organization who has an advertised single mission “to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.” That group has access to personal information (name, address, phone and email) of thousands of people who may be interested in, or sign up for, Obamacare.

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Were unemployment numbers faked prior to 2012 Obama election?

Jim is discussing this during the first hour of the big radio show. Here are the source reports from John Crudele at the New York Post with commentary.

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CMS admits – in writing – Obamacare plans will cost more even with government subsidies

President Obama told everyone that he expected family premiums to be lowered by $2,500 per year. We’ve established that statement as a lie, but there is more. We said premium costs and health care would be more expensive due to this legislation and now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) agrees.

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Virginia governor’s race recap – McAuliffe v Cuccinelli 2013

I really was not following the Virginia race too closely, although just like everyone else, I noted Terry McAuliffe (D) seemed to be collapsing in the polls during the last month. Indications were that Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was an OK conservative. What happened?

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G.W. Bush approval rating average was 37% in second term

Just a reminder. President Bush’s (43) approval average during his second term was 37 percent, reaching a low point of 25 percent sometime during the fall of 2008, right around election time. The main stream press had totally and completely bought into the Bush Derangement Syndrome by mid-2006 when his approval rating was around 40 percent. The man was blamed for everything.

At what point does the main stream media start giving President Obama a hassle about his approval rating? Buried deep in an AP story from Oct. 9, we learn Obama’s approval rating is now at 37 percent. The same as Bush’s second term average.

Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it. Congress is scraping rock bottom, with a ghastly approval rating of 5 percent.

My question in the second paragraph is rhetoric, because we all know the main stream media will hold the water for this president and avoid comparing approval numbers to Bush 43 at all cost. That would be a fireable offense for certain.

Hat tip to Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air.

9-11 Homework? What do you think?

From Fox 26 in Houston … I was kinda taken back. But what about you? The homework assignment … write a letter to a loved one as if you knew you were going to die. Read more

Help Kick Start WWIII

Tongue in cheek and if it weren’t so serious, very funny. Read more

Featured Video: Elbert Guillory from Louisiana becomes a Republican

This video should fire up a few people. State Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-La.) recently made the decision to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, and in this video he explains why. There is nothing here that conservatives have not embraced for years, but it’s still nice to see a politician switch and explain himself in this way.

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