Try To Fly Casual

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Trump Goes On Pussy-Grabbing Spree After Healthcare Fail

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Instead Of Just Virtually Everybody

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Your 2016 Celebrity Stiff List

Provided by Pox News. Still waiting for Abe Vigoda’s death to be a hoax.

Man Set On Fire By ECigarette

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One Of Those “Gotcha” Questions

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Two Mans With Plans

So if you are working 60 hours-a-week at three part-time jobs, you won't have healthcare - read the full story at DailyKos.com)

So if you are working 60 hours-a-week at three part-time jobs, you won’t have healthcare – read the full story at DailyKos.com)

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Joan Rivers Is Still Talking

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Toronto Mayor Has Tumor

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Was VA Clinic “Cooking” The Books?

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Sebelius Admits Obamacare Roll-Out Mistakes

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Tennessee May Resurrect Electric Chair

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House Republicans Continue To Fight Obamacare

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Isn’t There A Law To Protect Our Sight?

We could call it the "Ivana Trump In A Bikini Causes Seizures" law.

We could call it the “Ivana Trump In A Bikini Causes Seizures” law.

Twinkies To Return In July

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New company. New recipe. New mascot.

Is South Dakota Trying To Make Killing Abortion Providers “Justifiable Homicide”?

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In South Dakota¬†state Rep. Phil Jensen has introduced a bill that explicitly makes killing someone to defend a fetus “justifiable homicide”. Reproductive rights activists claim the bill is worded in such a way that it makes murdering abortion providers legal. Jensen claims it only addresses “criminal acts that endanger a fetus”, which leaves out abortion because it is legal.

According to an article on Mother Jones’ Web site the bill states “that a homicide is permissible if committed by a person ‘while resisting an attempt to harm’ that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child”. So immediate relatives of the fetus are covered, while acquaintances and strangers are apparently still guilty of murder.

Jensen says the bill is a “trial balloon – if we can get it passed we’re going to introduce a Texas-style bill that requires a pregnant woman seeking an abortion to undergo trans-vaginal arming of the fetus itself”.

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Fewer American Children Being Circumcised

Fewer American parents are having their baby boys circumcised¬†according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. This could cost billions of dollars in associated health care costs, but mainly it’s costing doctors who charge about $300 per clip-job. Insurance companies in 18 states have stopped covering circumcision because it’s considered cruel if not that unusual.

Every Great Cause Needs A Leader

China Lifts Ban On Lesbian Blood Donation

China has lifted a 14-year ban on blood donation by lesbians, enacted in 1998 as an anti-HIV measure. The change is widely seen as recognition by the communist regime that behavior rather than sexual orientation contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

UPDATE: Gay men are still banned from donating blood in the United States, and have been since the 1980s, although there is a movement in Congress to end this ban.

And Now For The Bad News

Once the jubilation over the Supreme Court decision to uphold “Obamacare” dies down it will be time to fully enact the Affordable Care Act – including the provisions to pay for it.

Part of the money will come from cuts to the current health care costs incurred by the government, but the bulk of the $1 trillion that will be spent over the next ten years will come from taxes. Americans will pay an additional 9/10 of one percent on income over $200k to help finance the system. Those with investment income may be subject to a new 3.8% tax on some of their capital gains and dividends.

Businesses that offer what are considered “excellent” or “Cadillac” health care plans will also pay more: plans that cost over $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for family coverage will be subject to new excise taxes. Many business analysts claim businesses will try to avoid this tax by reducing their plan offerings or even cutting health care plans altogether. The theory is this will translate to higher wages or higher profits, and thus higher tax revenues – so either way the government is covered.

There is also a new tax deductible cap on “flexible spending plans”, and new regulations that limit what such plans can pay for, plus a 20% penalty for non-qualified expenses.

The limit for deductions for medical expenses will rise from 7.5% of income to 10% – although that provision will not kick-in until 2016 for those over 65 years-of-age.

Those who enjoy indoor tanning salons have been paying a 10% excise tax since 2010, supposedly because of the health care costs associated with irradiating your skin with UV light.

And finally there is the controversial “individual mandate”, that requires those who can afford health insurance but who choose not to get it to pay a penalty. This will be phased-in in a graduated plan between the years 2014 to 2016, starting at $285 per family or 1% of income (whichever is greater), and growing to $2,085 per family or 2.5% of income (whichever is greater). Initially Obama resisted this provision but bowed to pressure from insurers who claim without it people will take advantage of the law’s lack of “preexisting condition” exclusions by waiting to buy insurance after they get sick. The insurers thus need the mandate to turn a profit and stay in business. Under the original proposed law these people would have been served via a “public option” offered directly through the government, but this was gutted from the law by Republicans who considered it to be “socialism” (unlike taking money from the insurance lobby, which is “capitalism”).

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare On 5-4 Vote

The Supreme Court of the United States released it’s decision on the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Thursday, rejecting arguments that the law is unconstitutional. The Court upheld “Obamacare” on a 5-to-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the Court’s 4 liberal justices.

President Obama immediately made a statement to the nation via just about every media outlet known to humanity, essentially saying “Nyah nyah nyah! Big stinkin’ Tea Party sucking conservatives lost!”

Conservatives immediately made a statement as well, saying “this isn’t the end of this! Well go all the way on this one, and we’ll take it to…uh, take it to…er, ah…is there somewhere to take it after the Supreme Court?”

To which Obama replied “No! There isn’t! Nyah nyah nyah!”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he was disappointed in the Court decision, and added repeal of the law and firing the 5 justices who voted to uphold it to his “Day One To-Do List”, which now has several thousand items on it including “declare polygamy to be legal”, “change the name of the Earth to Utah”, and “install car elevator in White House garage”.

Congress To Investigate Incident At CDC Building 18

The Centers For Disease Control’s Building 18 is a multimillion dollar super secret research facility where the most dangerous viruses known to politics are studied.

Building 18, the Biosafety Level 3 lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is the subject of a congressional investigation after a potentially dangerous airflow leak. The incident occurred on February 16, when air flowed the wrong way out of a germ lab into a clean-air corridor, rather than through the powerful HEPA filter that cleans the air, congressional sources and CDC officials said.

“At the time work was being done on the ultra-toxic X-1 virus” an anonymous source at the CDC said. “This is the most feared virus in existence because it engenders a sense of integrity and responsibility in the victim – essentially it makes them concerned with the welfare of others and makes them want to do things that basic intelligence and common sense would indicate are desirable for the progress of society and civilization. So it’s instant death to politicians, bureaucrats, and cable news people.”

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Ex-President Clinton Poses With Porn Stars

While his wife travels the globe representing the U.S. as Secretary of State, ex-president Bill Clinton spreads his own style of diplomacy by posing with “adult entertainment stars” in Monaco.

Woman Accused Of Burning Daughter In Tanning Booth

Patricia Krentcil, a 44-year-old mother from Nutley, New Jersey, has been arrested for taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, where the child suffered sunburn-like injuries.

Sotomayor Apparently Missed A Day In Law School

Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor is apparently laboring under the misconception that people without health insurance are turned away at emergency rooms. Actually Congress mandated in 1984 that emergency medical facilities must treat everyone who applies, although the level of care the uninsured receive need not be equal. Also only a small percentage of health problems are treatable at emergency rooms - and by the time someone with, say, cancer needs an emergency room treatment may not be worthwhile.

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Nationwide Protests Of Obama Contraceptive Mandate

Opponents of the Obama administration's HHS mandate that requires Catholic organizations to provide contraceptive services to their employees took part in protests across the nation on Friday.