Just when you think the Washington Post has hit rock bottom, they sink deeper into the tar-pit

To paraphrase Jim Geraghty, in a nation of 320 million people, I’m sure you can find someone who’s happy with Obamacare.

And guess what? The execrable Washington Post and someone named “Sandhya Somashekhar” — which I’m pretty sure is pronounced “Gesundheit!” — found someone delighted that they can quit their job. You know, to “escape job lock”, which is the new term for Obamacare-induced unemployment.

Count Polly Lower among those who quit their jobs because of the health-care law… It happened in September, when her boss abruptly changed her job description. She went from doing payroll, which she liked, to working on her boss’s schedule, which she loathed…

Hold up: Polly had to work on her boss’s schedule? Oh, the humanity!

At another time, she might have had to grit her teeth and accept the new position because she needed the health benefits… But with the health-care law soon to take effect, she simply resigned — and hasn’t looked back.

“It was wonderful. It was very freeing,” said Lower, 56, of Bourbon, Ind…

Yes, isn’t being jobless an aspirational goal for everyone? You know, so they can pursue their goals, like writing cowboy poetry or weaving risque macrame.

…[Lower] is now babysitting her 5-year-old granddaughter full time. With the help of federal subsidies that kicked in Jan. 1, she is paying less than $ 500 a month for health coverage for herself and her husband.

So let’s state this more clearly: thanks to Obamacare, Lower has now joined the roughly 100 million Americans collecting an average of $ 9,000 each from more than 80 means-tested welfare programs.

The Washington Post found … Lower through Families USA, a health advocacy group that supports the health-care law and maintains a database of people who have benefited from it.

And just who is Families USA? They’re an SEIU front group that has been pushing for socialized medicine for years.

In short, the Washington Post is doing its level best to protect Democrats as we head into the 2014 midterm elections even as millions lose their jobs and their health care; and as many as 100 million more may be similarly impacted in 2015, unless the Imperial President rewrites the Obamacare law again through executive edict.

And where does “Sandhya Somashekhar” and the Washington Post find their loathsome propaganda? Why a hardcore, militant labor union aligned with the Marxist-Leninist movement, of course!

Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production. Our immediate task is to limit the capitalist class’s prerogatives in the workplace…In the short run we must at least minimize the degree of exploitation of workers by capitalists. We can accomplish this by promoting full employment policies, passing local living wage laws, but most of all by increasing the union movement’s power…

I’ll let Jonah Goldberg dispense with Gesundheit and her Marxist propaganda in his usual, incisive fashion.

…the real CBO story should be: “That awkward moment when everyone realizes Obamacare was a huge mistake.” The same CBO report projects that by 2024 the number of non-elderly uninsured will be — drum roll, please — 31 million Americans.

And that’s why all of this talk of Democrats as the Job-Lock Liberators is pathetic and hilarious at the same time. Virtually every promise has been broken, every prediction falsified. And now, at a time when millions want work that doesn’t exist, Democrats are claiming victory by trimming the amount of work actually being done.

Hopefully voters will look for ways to liberate these Democrats from the curse of job-lock come November.

The title of the WaPo secretion is “They quit their jobs, thanks to health-care law.”

I don’t think that headline means what they think it means.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

DEMOCRAT LOGIC COMIX: Washington Post Self-Beclownment Edition @mikeciandella @mateagold @themrc

Rumor has it that liberal billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for two snow tires and a bottle of A-1 Steak Sauce. And overpaid, based upon untreated sewage propaganda like this.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel urges Washington to demand “total dismantling” of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

Elie Wiesel (photo credit: AP/Bebeto Matthews/File/Times of Israel)

Elie Wiesel (photo credit: AP/Bebeto Matthews/File/Times of Israel)

(Washington, D.C.) — “Elie Wiesel urged Congress to enhance sanctions on Iran and the Obama administration to demand the ‘total dismantling’ of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure,” reports the Times of Israel.

“Our nation is morally compromised when it contemplates allowing a country calling for the destruction of the State of Israel to remain within reach of nuclear weapons,” the Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust memoirist said in a public letter posted in a full-page New York Times ad on Wednesday, the Times noted.

“I appeal to President Obama and Congress to demand, as a condition of continued talks, the total dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and the regime’s public and complete repudiation of all genocidal intent against Israel,” Wiesel said in the ad. “And I appeal to the leaders of the United States Senate to go forward with their vote to strengthen sanctions against Iran until these conditions have been met.”

“The Obama administration has said a total dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure is an unrealistic expectation and has asked Congress to refrain for now from advancing an enhanced sanctions bill, saying it would disrupt talks between Iran and the major powers aimed at stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” the Times reported. “Michael Steinhardt, a major philanthropist, paid for the ad through This World, a group led by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a former Republican congressional candidate who has been critical of Obama’s Middle East policies.”


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Are Jews preparing to build the prophetic Third Temple? The Washington Post examines that question today.

TempleMount(Washington, D.C.) — Are Israeli Jews preparing to build the “Third Temple” in Jerusalem in fulfillment of End Times Bible prophecy? If so, who is behind such developments? How are Muslim leaders responding? Could such a move trigger an apocalyptic reaction by the Muslim world against Israel in an already volatile environment?

Such are the questions I’ve explored in fictionally in novels such as The Last Days and The Copper Scroll and Dead Heat

But now such questions are being raised in an intriguing article in the today’s edition of the Washington Post, of all places.

“A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there,” opens the Post article.

Consider some of the extraordinary quotes that follow in the report:

  • “The Temple Mount is ours, and it cannot be argued about or negotiated. . . . It must be open for prayer at every hour, to every Jew,” says Uri Ariel, Israel’s minister of construction and housing.
  • “This place belongs to the Muslim people, and no others have the right to pray here,” says Sheik Azzam al-Khatib, “director of the Waqf, the Islamic trust that administers the site” who says ”the mosque is a unifying symbol for the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims.”
  • “If they [the Jews] try to take over the mosque, this will be the end of time,” Khatib warned. “This will create rage and anger not only in the West Bank but all over the Islamic world — and only God knows what will happen.”
  • “Every citizen of Israel should have the right to pray at their holy sites without harassment or being attacked,” says Miri Regev , a Members of the Israeli Knesset (parliament). “If Jews want to go up to the Temple Mount to pray, they should have that right.”

“A frequent visitor to the site is Rabbi Chaim Richman, a director of the Temple Institute, whose mission is to prepare for the building of the Third Temple where the Dome of the Rock now stands,” reports the Post. “He says he envisions a new temple rising toward the clouds, with underground parking, Internet connectivity, radiant heating for the sanctified floors (the priests, in accordance with Jewish law, will be barefoot), and a return of burnt offerings and animal sacrifice. In April, Richman’s Temple Institute moved to a large, renovated space in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, overlooking the Western Wall. The project was funded by Henry Swieca, the billionaire American investor, and his wife, Estee.”

“Inside, researchers and artisans have created silver trumpets, wooden lyres and three-pronged forks that would turn over burnt offerings,” the Post noted. “They sewed a priest’s robe with a breastplate of golden thread and 12 precious stones, as described in the Bible and representing the 12 tribes of Israel. There is a golden menorah and an ark for the covenants. And there are architectural plans. Evidence, Muslim leaders say, that proves that the Jews have literal designs on the mount.”

“This is not incitement,” Richman said. “Our mission is to kindle the spark of desire for the time when Jews are a light unto the world, and Muslims will agree it is time to rebuild, and all nations of the world will come to the Jews and ask them to rebuild.”

To read the full article, please click here.


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