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NBC News contacted around 20 small businesses and other entities for this report and found that employee hours are being cut to 29 hours because of Obamacare, despite the delay of the employer mandate. But the White House, NBC News reports, says that there is no systematic evidence that this is because of Obamacare and dismisses the report as anecdotal.
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A government councilwoman has been banned from public office in Iran after religious conservatives protested her looks, with one official calling her a “catwalk model.”
Maybe it was something she sang? Oakland Tea Party protester Celeste Paradise used her one minute of public comment time to sing a protest song at a public meeting. That’s when the committee shut her mic off.
“A Former Engine of the G.O.P., the Town Hall Meeting, Cools Down”: I’ve been waiting for the MSM to go to a few town halls and declare that the ol’ GOP anti-amnesty fervor just isn’t there. When I saw this NYT hed, I assumed what followed would be that story. It’s not. The Times‘ fabled liberal hed writers are on message, but Jeremy Peters’ piece doesn’t show town halls have ‘cooled down.’ It shows town halls are still sufficiently heated that “terrified” Congressmen aren’t holding them any more-or they’re holding them via phone, or they’re only announcing them at the last minute so nobody will show up.
“The whole thing is very anti-democratic, and it’s classic behavior of entrenched insiders,” said Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, a Tea Party group that in 2009 helped send legions of demonstrators to town halls. Now, it is trying to draw out seemingly reluctant members by staging public events like mock meet-your-lawmaker meetings with empty chairs. “We’ve lost that Rockwell image of citizen participation in democracy.”
The Libertarian Party of Indiana has joined the call by FreedomWorks requesting Rep. Jackie Walorski host a town hall forum in her district.
“When the all new North Atlanta High School opens its doors Wednesday, students will have sparkling new facilities including an indoor rifle range,” wsbtv.com reports. “The range was built for the school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp and the rifle team.” Before you get all “winning!” here’s the kicker: “While the term ‘rifle’ is used, the range actually supports compressed-air powered pellet rifles.They said the schools have taken steps to equip rifle team members with the latest safety gear.” Is that enough to assuage nervous parents? Well . . . “If I see a kid walking around school with a weapon locked and loaded I would have concern, but I think they’re going to be locked in a lock and safe,” proclaimed parent Cappy McAlpin. ‘Cause gun safety depends on secure locks. Except when it doesn’t. Anyway, baby steps people. Baby steps.
The Southland Mall in Memphis, TN has a no guns policy. That policy apparently extends to business owners, workers and even security guards inside the mall.
IF you want to understand all that is wrong with America’s criminal justice system, take a look at the nightmare experienced by Edward Young.
According to Judge Ballew, it is the first time she has ordered a first name change. She said the decision is best for the child, especially while growing up in a county with a large Christian population.
While a state appeals court upheld one school district’s plan to ban nuts from an elementary school last month, another family has taken their fight over their son’s peanut allergy to federal court.
On behalf of area businesses, the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce is urging Mayor Dick Moore to accept a new fee based on usage for utility customers outside of city limits.