What’s interesting in the news today?
Open Thread, here’s a few from me.
The US Army has finally decided to stop some of the nonsense.
From FoxNews “The Secretary of the Army has ordered military leaders to halt all briefings on extremist organizations that labeled Evangelical Christian groups as domestic hate groups. The shutdown comes just four days after I reported exclusively about a briefing at Mississippi’s Camp Shelby that labeled the American Family Association as a domestic hate group.”
“Men and women of faith – who have served the Army faithfully for centuries – have been likened to those who regularly threaten the peace and security of the United States,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of improper characterization.”
““The groups identified in the instruction were not ‘extremist’ organizations as that term is defined in Army Regulation,” McHugh wrote in his memorandum.”
Holder has some more ‘splainin’ to do.
From TheHill “Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) accused Attorney General Eric Holder of forcing African American students in Louisiana into failing schools for the sake of diversity.
“The fact that Attorney General Holder would block any child from obtaining a good education is bad enough,” Toomey said Thursday. “The fact that he is doing so based solely on the children’s race is inexcusable.”
Toomey along with more than 20 of his Senate Republican colleagues sent Holder a letter Thursday requesting more information on why the Justice Department filed a petition to keep 570 students from “escaping failing public schools, solely on the basis of the children’s skin color.”
CBS is reporting that more Medicaid plans paid for by taxpayers are being received from the new exchange than private plans paid for by the individuals. Shocking right? 🙄
Now who’s pushin’ Granny off the cliff? 🙄
Elderly New Yorkers are in a panic after getting notices that insurance companies are booting their doctors from the Medicare Advantage program as a result of the shifting medical landscape under ObamaCare.
That leaves patients with unenviable choices: keep the same insurance plan and find another doctor, pay out of pocket or look for another plan where their physician is a member.”
You can’t cut 700 billion and expect this wouldn’t happen. And we’re dumping even more people into the system while cutting funds and doctors. What could possibly go wrong?
And the last one for today is an interesting one, with an easy solution. Don’t do it. And if you do anyway because you enjoy playing around in social experiments and giving away body fluids, then expect that there might be consequences.
Or will this be like weddings, cakes, and photos and you can’t refuse to perform it without being sued?
From NBCNews “A Kansas district court heard arguments Friday in the case of a man who is being sued for thousands of dollars in child support by the state after donating his sperm to a same-sex couple he found through a Craigslist ad.
William Marotta, a mechanic, and his wife Kimberly are fighting the state’s contention that the man should be required to pay child support, arguing that a Kansas law requiring a licensed doctor to perform artificial insemination is antiquated.”
“Bauer and Schreiner have separated since the artificial insemination, and have struggled financially because of an injury that left Schreiner unable to work. Marotta has said that he has seen the girl twice in her lifetime – once soon after her birth, and another time by coincidence at the Kansas State Fair. But he has never identified himself as her father, he said.”