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Recipient of $341 million Obamacare CO-OP loan runs insurance company with New York’s worst record of complaints
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know
The Big Sleazy
The $4 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund for Progressives by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 If you like how the Obama administration’s multibillion-dollar “investments” in bankrupt solar companies have turned out, you’ll love the latest federal loan program to nowhere. It’s the Obamacare loyalty rewards program for progressives. To appease liberal Democrats pushing for the […]
The digging hasn’t stopped
None at all
**Written by Doug Powers The Obama administration was preparing to toss another very expensive life preserver, but Solyndra had already forever slipped beneath the rolling, green waves. From the Washington Post: The Obama administration’s Department of Energy was poised last summer to give Solyndra a second major taxpayer loan of $469 million, even as the […]
Cronyism of color.
As you may have heard, ICE chief Julie Myers is in trouble over her stupid Halloween costume flap: Just when it appeared Julie Myers had cleared every hurdle in her quest to officially become the nation’s top immigration official, a dreadlocked wig and a prisoner’s outfit could cost her the job. Myers, director of Immigration […]
What does FEMA stand for: Fake Emergency Media Actors; Chertoff condemns FEMA stupidity – pot meet kettle!l Update: The FEMA photoshop fun continues
Fraudulent Emergency Mismanagement Asshats.
Cronyism plus dhimmitude = insanity.
Over at Hot Air with lots o’ links. Credit: David Lunde As I note in today’s Vent, this still-unfolding tale underscores what a joke the Department of Homeland Security is. The mess involving the Shirlington Limousine company, the alleged prostitute shuttle service which got millions in government contracts despite a shady financial record and an […]
The Bush administration is responding to charges of cronyism in the bidding process by…expanding the pool of privileged cronies. The government-sponsored racial spoils system will now get a boost from Hurricane Katrina (via Breitbart/AP): “This administration is reaching out to companies of all sizes, especially minority-owned enterprises, to guarantee that those seeking to join the […]
Before the quag-Miers, (hat tip: Confederate Yankee for the term) there was the other quag-Myers. That is: Julie Myers, a Bush lawyer with virtually no immigration and customs enforcement experience and minimal managerial experience who has been nominated to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. She just happens to be niece of recently […]
***scroll down for rolling updates*** What Julie Myers is to the Department of Homeland Security, Harriet Miers is to the Supreme Court. (Video of the announcement here via NYT).) It’s not just that Miers has zero judicial experience. It’s that she’s so transparently a crony/”diversity” pick while so many other vastly more qualified and impressive […]
Jerry Seper at the Washington Times reports on more negative reaction to the Bush administration’s troubled nomination of Julie Myers to head the already troubled U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency: President Bush’s nominee to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has drawn the ire of several ICE supervisors and agents who say she […]
The editors of National Review come out against the Julie Myers nomination. Excerpts: Given the importance of the position and a history of mismanagement in the immigration service, Congress took the unusual step of inserting a statutory requirement that nominees have a minimum of five years of experience in both management and law enforcement. Even […]
My new column on the boneheaded Julie Myers nomination is up. The Roanoke Times weighs in against the nomination. Maureen Dowd tries to do her best impression of a liberal who cares about border security. No need to pay or register. Just look at the headline and summary. And via AP, there’s this news of […]
**updated** Another disastrous crony appointment in the making This is Julie Myers, President Bush’s nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security. Her nomination is a joke. A bad joke: (via WaPo) The Bush administration is seeking to appoint a lawyer with little immigration or customs […]
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