Feb 17

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un forced mothers to drown newborn babies

A leader after Planned Parenthood’s own heart.

The North Korean regime is committing systematic and widespread human rights abuses, including forcing mothers to drown their newborn babies and setting up secret prison camps, a United Nations report released Monday found.

“The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” the U.N. Commission on Inquiry says in the report, a damning indictment of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime.

The commission’s chairman, Michael Kirby, warned Mr. Kim in a letter that he could face trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity.

Read the rest of the Washington Times piece here.

Feb 13

Frosty Down! Frosty Down!

Another casualty of the South’s weird weather.

Frosty Down

 

Feb 13

Colorado Health-Exchange Director Indicted for Fraud, Theft

Otherwise, the whole thing got off to such a good start.

I guess these things just tend to attract the cream of the crap.

National Review Online reports that the director of Colorado’s health exchange has been placed on administrative leave after the state discovered she had been indicted for stealing from a non-profit.  Citing a story in the Denver Post:

[Christa Ann] McClure, 51, pleaded not guilty Feb. 6 in federal District Court in Montana to eight counts of theft and fraud from a nonprofit housing agency in Billings.

She was indicted Jan. 16 and notified her current Denver employer, the state-sponsored health exchange, on Monday, a few days after the story broke in Montana media, Connect for Health spokesman Ben Davis said in a telephone interview.

Connect for Health performed a criminal background check and checked references before hiring McClure in March, Davis said.

“She was completely clean,” he said. Her position as executive director of Housing Montana of Billings, he said, made her well-qualified for her post as Connect for Health’s director of partner engagement — she was liaison with state and federal partners, such as Medicaid officials. The job pays $130,000 a year.

… McClure, who has not been convicted of any charges, should have informed Connect for Health much earlier of the accusations she was facing, Davis said.

McClure was released pending trial, now scheduled for June. Each of the counts in the indictment against her carry potential penalties of five, 10 or 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

The 12-page indictment alleges that, while serving as executive director of the federally funded Housing Montana, McClure, between 2008 and 2010, paid herself “significant sums” for consulting services, although she was already on the payroll as a full-time employee.

She also made payments to her family and used federal money for personal travel, to pay family bills and to buy consulting services, the indictment alleges.

She also is accused of charging homeowners for a $750 warranty that did not exist, converting a laptop for personal use, inflating the hours she was to be compensated and writing herself a $21,000 check to which she was not entitled.

The indictment did not specify the total amount she allegedly embezzled.

Feb 13

Judge reduces abortion clinic fine to $77.

Because he cares about women.

A Chicago judge has issued a controversial decision to reduce a fine handed down by state health department officials to an Illinois abortion clinic for violations of cleanliness and health codes. The judge reduced the massive $36,000 fine to a mere $77.

Cook County Circuit Judge Alexander White arbitrarily reduced the fine after the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) conducted a health inspection of the state’s abortion providers in 2011. The issuance of the fine was immediately disputed and has been coursing through the courts ever since.

The IDPH cited the clinic for such violations as storing food items in the same freezer that contained containers of fetal tissue, filthy floors, medication dispensing cups filled with crumbs of medication, recovery rooms with rusted walls, and other filthy conditions. The IDPH report also noted that one employee was re-using discarded paper towels on patients.

Worse, the IDPH charged the clinic for failing to perform CPR on a patient who soon died in its care.

Judge White based his reduction of the fine on the claim that the owner of the clinic closed the facilities down and had only $77 left in the company bank account.

However, the claim that the clinic was shuttered is suspect.

Read the rest of the story here.

Feb 12

TSA seizes (Toy Story) Woody’s Gun.

Woody allegedly told TSA Agent, “You’re my favorite deputy.”

Wonder if they read him rights before they pulled his string.

Another gun-wielding toy has had its weapon seized by airport security. After a cowboy sock monkey Rooster Monkburn had his tiny harmless weapon seized last year, a Woody doll underwent similar probe at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Healthrow traveler John Hazen posted a picture of his son’s figurine to the social-media website Reddit on Tuesday showing a security official removing the doll’s gun. “At Heathrow, security just confiscated his ‘weapon,’ keep the world safe boys,”​ Hazen wrote on the site. The doll does not usually come armed with gun — it was an accessory the family added.

Read the rest of the article here.

Feb 12

Michelle Obama’s new dress.

She’s like Marie Antoinette.  Without the empathy.

The dress first lady Michelle Obama wore at last night’s state dinner was the topic of discussion last night on CNN.

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One guest thought the cost of the dress was close to $10,000.

“Well, first of all, I love the dress on her because I think it’s so elegant and so simple. I mean, that shape is what we call the princess shape. It’s got that sort of poof at the bottom that’s very sort of billowy at the same time. It’s strapless. I think we want to call that French blue, maybe,” said a guest.

“Some people might call it periwinkle and it’s got this sort of jet bodice and everything, and I think it’s realy pretty. But a dress like that from Mrs. Herrera could potentially run up to almost $10,000.”

Another guest on CNN last night thought the cost was about $12,000. “Well, by the way, I think that dress probably cost around $12,000. But that’s just my guess,” said Sally Quinn.

“FLOTUS was wearing a black and liberty blue Carolina Herrera gown,” the pool reporter said.

The dress didn’t make her butt look big.  But those four jelly donuts she had for breakfast sure did.

Feb 12

God’s way of saying, “I think you should move.”

Sheesh!  Talk about not taking the hint.

Feb 11

Bet I can make your hands sweat in 1.5 minutes.

Feb 03

Obama’s Life Story in Selfies.

No surprises.  The media only shows us what they want us to see.  As I said, no surprises.  I guess it’s incumbent on us to ask what is missing from this story.  Whatever the story might be.

You may recall the hubbub surrounding Obama with his way too friendly picture taking deal with Denmark’s head of state.  She just happens to be a blonde, leggy dame, I mean Dane – and, no I’m not talking about Ann Coulter.

If a picture speaks a thousand words, these gems fill a library.

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Feb 01

Finally. An appropriate use for a Harley Davidson.

Personally, I think Harley guys are a little off kilter to begin with.  I mean, really.  Overpriced.  Underpowered. Noisy. Vibrating.  And those are just the good points.  So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  But this is strange at so many different levels.  But here’s the headline:

Ohio man buried riding his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in extra-large grave.

Standley is seen propped up on the back of his 1967 Electra Glide cruiser while surrounded by some of his trophies.The Ohio motorhead was spectacularly laid to rest in a Mechanicsburg cemetery on Friday while seated on the back of his 1967 Electra Glide cruiser thanks to the handiwork of five embalmers and a metal brace.

May God have mercy on his soul and spare him from the torment of riding a Harley for all eternity.

 

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