Obama on stay-at-home moms: we don’t want them

He’s certainly done his best to ensure that result by making it nearly impossible for single-income families to get by, but for O and his liberates, that’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

During a speech in Rhode Island today, President Obama called for more taxpayer-spending on pre-school in order to “make sure that women are full and equal participants in our economy” and said the following:

Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.

Only in Obama Land is the choice of one parent to stay at home and raise the children considered a negative thing; The “progressive” vision is a world where children are placed in state-run day care centers to be raised by federal employees, while the parents both go to exciting jobs in cubicles so they can pay more in taxes and keep the government growing.

So when Obama says of stay-at-home parents,”that’s not a choice we want them to make”, it would be a mistake to think he doesn’t mean it.

"Typical British Family"

“Typical British Family”

RELATED: Leftists in Britain spent £100,000 of taxpayer funds on statue of “Typical British Family “: Two women walking with their children, one pregnant with another, and no fathers. Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell is not amused, and she gets it exactly right:

So why does the Left put single mums on a pedestal — literally?

It is perhaps because they can control them by keeping them dependent on the State for survival.

A single mum is far more likely to rely on benefits and is thus beholden to the State for her income and well-being.

At election time, few who are dependent on welfare are likely to vote for a Conservative party that has vowed to clamp down on benefits culture and champion the traditional family.

And so the Left’s client-state survives and thrives, perpetuating a cycle of dependency through successive generations, almost invariably squashing aspiration, endeavour and self-reliance in its path.

Research consistently shows that children raised in a home without a father figure present are more likely to suffer poor health, do badly at school and fall into crime or drug abuse when they are teenagers.

I hardly think that’s something to be celebrated with a statue.


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How desperate is the Democrat’s cash crunch?

Desperate enough to set Obama robbing fundraising at Dunkin Donuts.

Or maybe he just thinks he’s a cop.



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Real estate

The market continues in the doldrums, but here’s a bit of news

227 Riverside Avenue

227 Riverside Avenue

227 Riverside Avenue, asking $2.495 million, is under contract. The listing claims it “faces coveted Terrace Avenue”, which is not a term I’ve heard applied to Terrace before, but it’s a nice house.

25 Willowmere Ave

25 Willowmere Ave

25 Willowmere, also in Riverside, also has a deal pending. Asking price, $2.295.

Other than that, a handful of rentals, period.


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Speaking of being paid for incompetence ….

Today’s Obama schedule has been released.  Gets his daily briefing at 10:15 and will be in Rhode Island fund raising less than an hour later. Interesting that the flight up takes 55 minutes, assuming he receives his 10:15 briefing on his way to the airport, and the flight back requires an hour-and-twenty minutes. Headwinds?

by KEITH KOFFLER on OCTOBER 31, 2014, 12:16 AM

10:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:10 am || Delivers remarks; Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
12:50 pm || Departs Rhode Island
2:10 pm || Arrives Joint Base Andrews
5:15 pm || Welcomes local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the White House


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Oops! But really, to worry is to fall into Republican-manufactured hysteria

CDC now admits that Ebola can be spread by sneezing. “Our previous statements to the countrary are now inoperative”, White House Ebola spokeswoman Mary Mallon told FWIW.

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through “droplets.”

“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the poster states.

Nass slammed the contradiction.

“The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air, then Friday they came out with this poster,” she said. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”

Dr. Rossi Hassad, a professor of epidemiology at Mercy College, said droplets could remain active for up to a day.

“A shorter duration for dry surfaces like a table or doorknob, and longer durations in a moist, damp environment,” Hassad said.

The CDC did not respond to a request for comment.

The CDC refused to respond to reporters’ questions on this contradiction yesterday, except to remove, without comment, the “fact” sheet that had tipped them off.

The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it a day before now sends viewers to a different page with a different message.

“The ​’​What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets?​’​ ​f​act sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebolafor up-to-date information on Ebola,” it read​ Thursday​.

​Officials ​with the CDC ​remained mum on the issue, refusing to respond to questions for the original story and again on Thursday.



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Is trading on Wall Street really this easy?

I'm sure they haven't,but how low a hurdle is that?

I’m sure they haven’t, but how low a hurdle is that?

Sage Kelly has been (temporarily – he’s going on paid leave) forced out of his $7 million job at Jefferies & Co., not for non-performance but because his customers are embarrassed to be associated with him.

The Wall Street bigwig accused by his soon-to-be ex of being a bed-soiling, drug-abusing wife-swapper was benched Thursday from his investment-banking job — as dirty details of his divorce reported by The Post began to cost his firm clients.

In the interim, Kelly, who rakes in $7 million a year as head of health-care investment banking at Jeffries, will be replaced by Ben Lorello, one of nearly 20 high-ranking execs accused by Christina of being part of her hubby’s cocaine-abusing posse. Kelly is on paid leave.

As a result of the highly publicized matrimonial spat, Jefferies has lost five clients — including one who was mid-deal and cited a “morality clause” in its contract with the company, Fox Business reported.

But the stunning allegations in Christina’s 26-page sworn affidavit — which include claims that Kelly urinated and defecated in bed and on the floor after booze and drug binges — are just “the tip of the iceberg,” a source who used to work with Kelly at their prior firm told The Post.

Kelly, Lorello and co-worker Dung Nguyen — whose wife, Jessica, allegedly engaged in steamy pool sex with Sage Kelly, Christina claimed in court papers — are a group of “ruthless and completely self-serving sociopaths” who loved to party, the source said.

“Many of us left because of the challenges of working in that group. It was honestly a miserable place to work — a complete boys’ club run by Ben,” the source added.

The source said he has hung out with the hard-partying honchos at hot spots like Marquee, Bungalow 8 and PM — and he added that he has “seen Sage pass out and lose his bladder control numerous times.”

During one particularly rowdy night out with a client, Kelly, 42, racked up a $28,000 bill at Scores strip club in Chelsea, the source claimed.

“In typical Sage fashion, he stuck the analyst with the tab. Poor kid almost had a nervous breakdown trying to figure out how to run it through as an expense,” the source said.

Note that Kelly isn’t accused of not making money from his trades; indeed he’s being paid millions of dollars for, presumably his stellar results, and many of his peers receive that much money or more for their own trading activity. But from what I know about Wall Street, Kelly’s behavior – except for soiling his bedsheets, which no one has ever confessed to me – is not atypical, so what’s up? Do these people have such remarkable recuperative powers that they can stay out til 4:00 doing booze, coke and strippers and then stagger into work at 6 and trade effectively, or is what they do really so simple that they can succeed at it even with impaired judgment and at 1/4 capacity?

Either way, nice work if you can get it, I suppose.


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It seems the Democrats have jumped into the abyss of total hysteria

$450,000 ad campaign in Colorado tells male voters that Republican candidate Cory Gardner is going to take away their condoms.

For the record, Gardner supports making birth control pills available over the counter which will make them cheaper, “so that’s like, really banning them, see?”



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