FDIC attempts to end Operation Choke Point with letter, action Reply

In an effort to put an end to Operation Choke Point — a financial task force that was created by the Obama administration to “choke out” businesses it finds objectionable like gun shops — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued a letter Wednesday saying all banks should examine their customer relationships on a case-by-case basis and not by industry operational risk.

via FDIC attempts to end Operation Choke Point with letter, action – Washington Times.

White House’s Bizarre Pique on Netanyahu Invite Reply

President Barack Obama has a notoriously piratical attitude toward Congress. He deliberately and gleefully trampled all over its role as the lawmaking branch, and cast aside his own as the executor of the laws. He has distorted the constitutional order to suit his whim, and now his allies are peeved that John Boehner made a wayward speaking invitation?

via White House’s Bizarre Pique on Netanyahu Invite | RealClearPolitics.

Taylor Swift Gives A Lightening Fast Response to Fan’s Letter That Tugs At Heartstrings of Her Past Reply

It is nice to see someone in her position provide such kind words to a fan who is clearly hurting. As always, Taylor’s words and actions encourage others to embrace their differences and celebrate themselves.

via Taylor Swift Gives A Lightening Fast Response to Fan’s Letter That Tugs At Heartstrings of Her Past.

Hostile West Has Isolated Israel In Its Fight To Survive Reply

Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel’s neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies — a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos.

via Hostile West Has Isolated Israel In Its Fight To Survive – Investors.com.

Liberals’ Israel Crisis Reply

Candidate Obama broke with all precedent by going to Berlin before his nomination for president. It was there, just 21 km from the site of the 1942 Wansee Conference that planned the Holocaust, that Mr. Obama proclaimed himself “a citizen of the world.” There was a time when liberals visited Israel, Ireland, and Italy to show their affection to three of their loyal constituencies. But Obama went to Germany instead.

via Liberals’ Israel Crisis.

Ohio State to grant Sebelius honorary degree for ‘innovation’ Reply

The woman who presided over the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov is scheduled to receive an honorary degree from Ohio’s largest university because her work “was committed to ensuring that America continues to lead the world in innovation.”

via Ohio State to grant Sebelius honorary degree for ‘innovation’.

Marine’s ENTIRE 1850 Word Reply To ‘American Sniper’ Critics Is Worth Reading Reply

Grifter’s concern is that he sees this as the start of more to come from the anti-war crowd, who he feels have been hiding in the shadows out of fear of offending the “victims” of veterans’ decisions but couldn’t care less about offending veterans. With some of the harsh criticism the movie has received from prominent liberals, he’s likely right too.

via Marine’s ENTIRE 1850 Word Reply To ‘American Sniper’ Critics Is Worth Reading.

Common Core Follies: California report cards to include grades for ‘grit’, ‘gratitude’, ‘sensitivity to others’ Reply

The entire state of California pubic education system is to begin grading students on matters a teacher cannot possibly know or evaluate objectively.

via Common Core Follies: California report cards to include grades for ‘grit’, ‘gratitude’, ‘sensitivity to others’.

Obama: We’ll Work on ‘Issue of Obesity’ in India (Where 30.7% of Children Under 5 Are Underweight) Reply

In a joint radio appearance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, President Barack Obama said there is a “worldwide epidemic of obesity” and that he looks forward to working with the government of India and non-governmental organizations on the “issue of obesity” in India.

via Obama: We’ll Work on ‘Issue of Obesity’ in India (Where 30.7% of Children Under 5 Are Underweight) | CNS News.

Obama: Try Something New Reply

During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama defended his Cuba policy by pointing out, “When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to try something new.”

As it happens, I agree with the president on Cuba. But it seems to me that his advice should be applied to a number of other issues as well. For example:

via Obama: Try Something New | Cato Institute.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions Reply

Rauner is one of the many Republican success stories of the 2014 election, and it looks like he isn’t going to be one to waste his mandate. In a recent appearance in Decatur, Illinois, he announced his intentions to take on the government union bosses. Northern Public Radio quoted him as saying:

via Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions | RedState.