Month: March 2016

Where you can find the world’s best cheese

Whether you’re craving Gouda, Swiss, or a creamy spread, your options are plenty.And true cheese aficionados know that to get the absolute top varieties, you need to think globally. Here are the nine cheeses you have to try, all the way from France, Spain, Italy…and yes, Vermont.

Just click on the text above to see where to find some of the “world’s best cheese”…at least according to Edna Ishayik, the author of this piece.     🙂

Watchdog group sues for FBI records on Obama

A watchdog group on Thursday announced it was suing the federal government to obtain records on President Obama held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The lawsuit from Judicial Watch, filed against the Justice Department in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, follows a 2011 Freedom of Information Act request in which the group sought information the bureau obtained from 2008 interviews with associates of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Those included meetings with Obama, his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. Blagojevich was later convicted on 17 charges of public corruption related to an attempt to profit from filling the Senate seat left vacant when Obama was elected president. He is currently scheduled for release from prison in 2024. The FBI has denied Judicial Watch’s request for information on multiple occasions, and says releasing what it learned from interviewing the president and his advisers could “reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.” There are no enforcement proceedings related to the case known to be pending, leading critics to charge that the agency’s denial is politically motivated. “This lawsuit highlights the personal corruption issues of Barack Obama,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Barack Obama and his closest aides were interviewed by the FBI in a criminal investigation and his administration doesn’t want Americans to have the details. The Chicago way shouldn’t trump the American people’s right to know.”

Agreed..

ObamaCare may force employers to pull the plug on millions of health plans, CBO report finds

In the latest report to undercut President Obama’s “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” promise, the Congressional Budget Office projects millions of workers will leave employer-sponsored health plans over the next decade because of ObamaCare. Some will opt to go on Medicaid, but others will be kicked off their company plans by employers who decide not to offer coverage anymore, according to a new CBO report titled, “Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2016 to 2026.” “As a result of the ACA, between 4 million and 9 million fewer people are projected to have employment-based coverage each year from 2017 through 2026 than would have had such coverage if the ACA had never been enacted,” the report, released Thursday, said. Employers now cover some 155 million people, about 57 percent of those under 65. That’s expected to decline to 152 million people in 2019. Ten years from now, employers will be covering about 54 percent of those under 65. CBO said part of the shrinkage is attributable to the health care law: some workers may qualify for Medicaid, which is virtually free to them, and certain employers may decide not to offer coverage because a government-subsidized alternative is available. Larger employers would face fines if they take that route. But the agency also noted that employer coverage had been declining due to rising medical costs well before the health care law was passed, and that the trend continues. The CBO also found that more people will enroll in Medicaid than previously predicted, though fewer will be covered through the public insurance marketplaces mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Bottom line..  Obamacare has been a disaster.  Obama made all of these grandiose promises, and not a single one has been kept.  It’s all been smoke and mirrors, and we’ve been left with the bill.  Typical liberalism..

Dianne Feinstein Has To Use Google To Look Up Hillary’s Senate Accomplishments

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had to turn to Google during an interview earlier this week when asked to name her former colleague Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments in the Senate. Feinstein, who met with The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board on Tuesday, ultimately said that Clinton was not in the Senate “long enough…to do more.” Clinton was elected to the Senate from New York in 2000. She left in January 2009 to serve as secretary of state. “As someone who worked with Hillary Clinton for nearly a decade in the Senate, what in your view was her signature accomplishment as a senator?” The Chronicle’s editorial board asked Feinstein. “Golly, I forget what bills she’s been part of or authored. I didn’t really come prepared to discuss this,” said Feinstein, who had planned to pitch a new water plan. Clinton has been dogged by her flimsy senate record. She authored only three laws during her Senate stint. The legislation designated a highway, post office and government building in New York. She co-sponsored another 74 bills that ultimately passed. “But she’s been a good senator,” said the 82-year-old, who has endorsed Clinton. “There are things outside of bills that you can do, and I know that she’s done them for her state.” Feinstein was able to name one Clinton accomplishment. But that came after she was prompted by an aide, and it pertained to Clinton’s work as first lady to get the Child Health Insurance Program off the ground. “I should have a list,” said Feinstein, who The Chronicle described as “famously well-prepared.” “Get on Google,” she told an aide. Feinstein told the editorial board that it is difficult for senators without seniority to make a name for themselves in the upper chamber. “I couldn’t have done that as a freshman (senator) or even as a sophomore,” she said. “[Clinton] was never there long enough to achieve the degree of seniority that affords her the ability to do more.” But as The Chronicle notes, Feinstein pushed through significant legislation early in her career. Elected in 1992, Feinstein authored the 1994 federal assault weapons ban. It is unclear what the Feinstein aide’s Google search returned.

Dianne is a dithering idiot..  And, she’s supporting another dithering idiot..  It’s ok, Dianne.  Even Hillary was stumped by that same question.  About a year ago, she was asked what her biggest accomplishment was as Sec of State.  She went totally blank..  And then she mentioned some obscure policy she implemented at the State Dept…that nobody could care less about.  That’s all she could come up with.  After all, she was a total disaster as Secretary of State.  Russia “reset?”  FAIL.  Benghazi, Libya (and Libya in general)?  EPIC FAIL!

Starnes: Why does this water tower anger atheists?

The city council in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was in a bit of a pickle. The city was in the middle of a growth spurt and needed high ground to build a one-million gallon water tower. But the property they needed was owned by the First Baptist Church. So they made a deal with Pastor Nick Garland and the congregation. “We donated the land and the easements for the tower,” Pastor Garland told me. “In kind, they said they would paint our name on the water tower.” It was a fair trade – all on the up and up. “Our people are very generous,” he said, referring to his congregation. “We want to be good citizens as well as good Christian folks representing the kingdom of God.” And Baptists are mighty partial to water. “We’re in the business of talking about Living Water and this (deal) provided water for a community and water for our church and water for a whole new area of the city to develop,” the pastor said. But it turns out – a gaggle of perpetually offended atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers from Wisconsin took issue with the deal. The Freedom From Religion Foundation fired off a sinister letter to the city – warning that the inclusion of the church’s name on the water tower violates federal law. “At some point that name is going to have to come off the water tower,” attorney Andrew Seidel told television station KTUL. “The water tower is in fact, government owned, and on government land. And as such, it can’t be advertising for any religion.” Seidel accused the city of promoting the Baptist religion. “The Supreme Court has spoken very clearly on this, and it has said the government can’t promote one religion or church over another, or religion over non-religion,” he told the television station. Well, the good people of Broken Arrow don’t appreciate a bunch of out-of-town atheists causing trouble. And the city’s attorney politely told the Freedom From Religion Foundation that the church’s name is going to stay on the water tower. “It wasn’t intended to endorse any sort of religion; it was simply to recognize them for the land contribution. It was a contract,” City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening told television station KOTV. Pastor Garland told me the church is grateful for the way the city has handled the controversy. “They stood up for us – against the Freedom From Religion Foundation,” he said. “They have been very gracious to us.” Lord knows those silly atheists don’t have the good sense God gave a goose. They probably think the city’s tap water has turned into holy water since the tower is on church property. “Buddy, if it did, we’d have a lot of conversions down in the valley. I’m telling ya,” the good-natured parson said with a chuckle. Nor is the tower filled with Communion wine. That wouldn’t be appropriate for a Baptist church. We take our Communion before fermentation sets in – preferably Welch’s. The pastor assured me the city’s tower is filled with old-fashioned tap water – nothing more, nothing less. “It’s just plain water in a tower that has [the word] Baptist on the side of it,” Pastor Garland said. And the water tower has unintentionally given First Baptist Church bragging rights in the Sooner State. “We claim it’s the largest baptistery in the state,” the pastor said with a great big grin. That’s a joke, Mr. Seidel. Tell your attorneys to stand down. It’s only a joke. -Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook

Library of Congress to Eliminate Terms ‘Illegal Alien’ and ‘Alien’

The Library of Congress is dropping the terms “illegal alien” and “alien” from its subject headings after a group of college students and the American Library Association protested the words’ usage. As early as May, the Library of Congress will begin revising its subject headings and replacing “Aliens” with “Noncitizens” and heading references to “Illegal aliens” with “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.” “[The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress] concluded that the meaning of Aliens is often misunderstood and should be revised to Noncitizens, and that the phrase illegal aliens has become pejorative,” the Library explained in its Executive Summary about the changes. “The heading Illegal aliens will therefore be cancelled and replaced by two headings, Noncitizens and Unauthorized immigration, which may be assigned together to describe resources about people who illegally reside in a country,” it added. The Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers (CoFIRED), a Dartmouth student group that has been pressing for the change, declared the move a victory for their cause and called on additional institutions to cease using use term “illegal” to describe illegal immigrants. “We call on both politicians and media outlets to follow the precedent set by the Library of Congress,” Dennise Hernandez, Co­Director of CoFIRED, said in a statement. “It is way past time that we all recognize that referring to immigrants as “illegal” is an offensive, dehumanizing term and that there is no excuse to continue using it.” Recently the trend has been to eliminate references to “illegal aliens.” Last year California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation to remove the term “alien” from the state’s labor code.

So..  A bunch of college kids raise holy hell over a perfectly legitimate, and legal, term…and the Library of Congress bends over, grabs it’s collective ankles and decides not use the term because…it offends the tender sensibilities of these whining kids?  Really??  Wow..  This is what happens when political correctness trumps common sense.  The term “illegal alien” is perfectly appropriate, and one of those legal classifications of immigrants like “legal aliens” (a term used on actual green cards).  Well, have no fear..  We will NOT be bullied by these so-called “immigration activists.”  Here at The Daily Buzz we WILL continue to use the term “illegal aliens” to describe, well, illegal aliens.  Unreal..

Hillary Blows Up at Greenpeace Activist

“I am so sick, I am so sick,” Clinton says, shouting and wagging her finger at the activist, “of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it.” Greenpeace explained the exchange, “At a Hillary Clinton rally at SUNY Purchase campus today, the presidential candidate lost her patience with a Greenpeace activist who thanked her for her commitment to climate change then asked her whether she’ll reject fossil fuel money moving forward. Pointing her finger at activist Eva Resnick-Day, Clinton claimed she only takes money from people who work for fossil fuel companies and called the accusations lies.”

To see this funny video of princess Hillary losing it, click on the text above.     🙂