Scandalous: White House Tells Contractors to Break Federal Law and Not Inform Workers They Will Be Laid Off; Further Tells Them The Administration Will Pay Their Fines For Breaking the Law

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Due to Obama's failure to lead and craft a solution to the debt crisis, the Department of Defense is slated for massive cuts.

These cuts mean massive layoffs in both the DoD and affected industries.

200,000 or more layoffs.

The law requires that companies which know they're going to lay people off provide advance notice of this.

But Obama doesn't want those notices going out before the election.

So he's warned contractors to not comply with the law.

And if that weren't illegal enough, he's also promising to waive the fines the law says they must pay due to failure to notify.

Incredible.

The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs.

The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act.

The federal WARN Act requires businesses with more than 100 employees to notify workers at least 60 days in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing. Some states require more notice.

More: Lockheed Martin agrees to break the law.

Lockheed Martin said Monday it will not issue employee layoff notices this year, ending an election-year showdown with the Obama administration.

The company said it based its decision on new guidance issued Friday by the Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon.

The guidance said the Pentagon did not anticipate killing any contracts on Jan. 2, the day automatic spending cuts are set to begin hitting defense spending. The guidance also said the federal government would cover severance costs that are mandated under a federal layoff notices law.

The decision by Lockheed means tens of thousands won't get layoff notices days before Election Day, which might have cast a crucial blow against President Obama's reelection chances.

I'm quite certain you're not seeing this on your nightly Palace Guard Media "news."

Thanks to JackStraw.

More: Gabe weighs in at the NYDN.

Posted by: Ace at 08:49 PM



Comments

1 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:43 PM (6o4Fb)

2 OF COURSE LockMart will do as they are told.Government projects probably account for 80% of their business.This admin simply ignores the law because they CAN .Who will stop them?

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (6o4Fb)

3 Starting Volume III of the Articles of Impeachment ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (X3lox)

4 Oh, come on, they wouldn't do that.

Posted by: Time Travelling Flaneur at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (ay6+/)

5 We'll be paying the fines.

I can't believe the defense contractors, who stand to actually profit (and rightly so) from a desperately needed expansion of military contracts under Mitt, and future Republican administrations, would do this.

What's left of my fucking hair hurts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (+tqYo)

6 I know Romney would like to personally issue all those pink slips himself. Sorry that Obama is protecting the working man and ruining his fun.

Posted by: Percy at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (bN5ZU)

7 But what about Romney's gaffes?

Posted by: mugiwara at October 01, 2012 06:46 PM (XT2y5)

8 Dam... am I good or what....

Posted by: Obama at October 01, 2012 06:46 PM (lZBBB)

9 Even more scandalous? Look at the date on the story at cnn money.

This is an old story in this 24/7 news atmosphere... and this didn't make the big headlines. It won't. That's the strategy. Just don't report the news. Bury it online.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Harry Reid is a pederast and a strangler at October 01, 2012 06:46 PM (AZGON)

10 I’ll bet the White House will also pay my California fine for eating dog.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 01, 2012 06:46 PM (QF8uk)

11 I'm in an employment law class this semester. We just finished studying the WARN act requiring notification of mass layoffs. I must have missed the part about the law not applying to situations that might negatively impact a sitting Democratic president.

Posted by: california red at October 01, 2012 06:47 PM (Ho3p+)

12 6 I know Romney would like to personally issue all those pink slips himself. Sorry that Obama is protecting the working man and ruining his fun.
Posted by: Percy at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (bN5ZU)


Ooh, a patriotic troll. Loves him some big time defense spending.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2012 06:47 PM (+tqYo)

13 I don't blame them for complying either,after all,who runs the DOJ?They best keep in line in Nazi America.

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:47 PM (6o4Fb)

14 Law? what's that?

Posted by: Barak Obama at October 01, 2012 06:48 PM (LPHGB)

15 Uh... question.... it looks like there are also STATE laws involved... so how can the Feds give a pass on STATE Laws?

I'm really tired of the idea that the Government is above the Law.... this is a REPUBLIC...

or... at least it once was.....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 01, 2012 06:48 PM (lZBBB)

16 King Putz is above the law.

Impeach the bastard, I don't care how late it is.

Posted by: sTevo at October 01, 2012 06:48 PM (VMcEw)

17 12
6 I know Romney would like to personally issue all those pink slips
himself. Sorry that Obama is protecting the working man and ruining his
fun.

Posted by: Percy at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (bN5ZU)

Asshole. it's not like they aren't going to get the pink slips... It will just be after the election...

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 06:48 PM (9+ccr)

18 Funemployment!

Posted by: The Media at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (dzCcw)

19 The guidance said the Pentagon did not anticipate killing any contracts on Jan. 2, the day automatic spending cuts are set to begin hitting defense spending. The guidance also said the federal government would cover severance costs that are mandated under a federal layoff notices law.

Even if you get this in writing, do you trust the Worst President of the Last 100 Years to keep his promises?

But as noted, Lockheed Martin is over a barrel. This is what happens when your revenue and whole business model relies on getting government contracts.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Harry Reid is a pederast and a strangler at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (AZGON)

20 Paris--tsk,tsk.

Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (r2PLg)

21 FTS, I am the law.

Posted by: Barak Obama at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (LPHGB)

22 Ace --

Second link goes to first article, not the LockMart update.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (4+LTj)

23 9 Exactly.Which is why I ask who will stop them?This election is it,they win and the Dems are in power permanently I believe.

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (6o4Fb)

24 Lindsey Graham has his southern dander up.

Posted by: wooga at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM (vjyZP)

25 Obama's not protecting the working man, as soon as November 7 hits, those pink slips will be going out. Are that much of a fucking idiot that you can't see that, Percy? Gees!

Posted by: jaimo at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (d8hzE)

26 Presidentin' must be hard

Posted by: Beto at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (BAnPT)

27 I am the law.

Posted by: Judge Shred at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (6JMZR)

28 According to google, Palin Steele is back!

Posted by: Adam at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (tG36f)

29 Budget? Budgets are for chumps. I have a printing press!

Posted by: Barry O'Joker at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (z9HTb)

30 OT:

Looks like Nevada and Oklahoma will be the only two states that the Green Party Prez. candidate won't be on the ballot.

http://bit.ly/UCJrom

Shame that we couldn't have her on the Nevada ballot to suck up leftists votes.

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (XvHmy)

31 Romney must find a way to lay this on Zero in this week's debate! Loudly and clearly!

Posted by: The littl shyning man at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (PH+2B)

32 The law is whatever Obama says it is.


There is a term for such a Republic, but unfortunately saying it would result in a "dog whistle."

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (nVOyV)

33 But as noted, Lockheed Martin is over a barrel. This is what
happens when your revenue and whole business model relies on getting
government contracts.


Might explain why BAE Systems and EADS are talking merger.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at October 01, 2012 06:50 PM (4+LTj)

34 I must have missed the part about the law not applying to situations that might negatively impact a sitting Democratic president.

You forget you're studying "law," you're not studying "the way we do things around here, little fella."

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Harry Reid is a pederast and a strangler at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (AZGON)

35 This fucking asshole has got to go.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (Ig0f3)

36 Yeah, but you want to deny Sandra Fluke birth control, so it's okay.

Posted by: Warden at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (HzhBE)

37
Lindsey Graham has his southern dander up.


Posted by: wooga at October 01, 2012 06:49 PM


Those are just the ruffles on his panties

Posted by: Beto at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (BAnPT)

38 "Due to Obama's failure to lead and craft a solution to the debt crisis, the Department of Defense is slated for massive cuts.

These cuts mean massive layoffs in both the DoD and affected industries."


Funny how that worked out...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (nVOyV)

39 TGF swore to uphold the "constipation." And you dumb cracka's thought he said "Constitution."

Sucka.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (+tqYo)

40 I wonder if Mitt Romney should bring this up at the debate, or just continue talking about how nice Bambi is.

Nah, nevermind, best just say he's nice so we don't offend the voters.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (6JMZR)

41 If only there was an opposition party to hold the president in check.... If only...

Posted by: General Woundwort at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (DWgdc)

42 "Asshole. it's not like they aren't going to get the pink slips... It will just be after the election..."

FUNEMPLOYMENT!!!!!

Posted by: Alec Leamas at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (mg08E)

43 "Lockheed Martin agrees to break the law"

Just goes to show how evil Lockheed Martin is.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (nVOyV)

44 I'm not a dictator. I just suggest things and people do them because they want to.

Posted by: Barak Obama at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (LPHGB)

45 Is anyone surprised that Obama would break the law in order to win?

His administration has continuously broken the law with impunity.

THIS is why I'm so worried about November...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (XvHmy)

46 New posts up so fast I didn't have time to comment on the shameful exploitation by the Obama campaign of a Down Syndrome woman. This is an ideal opening for the Romney camp to snap back with a response that points out Obama's radical voting record on born alive legislation. Obama is waging another Chicago gutter campaign. Need to bring a gun to the fight when they bring a knife to keep up with these thugs. See my url.

Posted by: TD at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (JMy1+)

47 First of all -- look. We can't rile up those bitter clingers in Virginia.

Posted by: Barack Obama at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (8HhF2)

48 I'm quite certain you're not seeing this on your nightly Palace Guard Media "news."

I'm pretty sure I read it here before though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (PHb2k)

49 The day after he is inaugurated, Romney needs to demand the resignation of every General Officer in the Pentagon. Every one of them. Any who try to retire or refuse should be made to walk Highway 1 in Afghanistan with nothing but a pistol.

Posted by: Alex at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (vYleB)

50 Democrats continue to run our country.

Posted by: ConservativeCrank at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (Anlmj)

51 Isn't Lockheed Martin opening themselves up to lawsuits?

They're being forced to break the law....but they're still breaking it.
Companies get sued for less all the time.

Posted by: wheatie at October 01, 2012 06:52 PM (l5RhJ)

52 41
If only there was an opposition party to hold the president in check.... If only...

Posted by: General Woundwort at October 01, 2012 06:51 PM (DWgdc)

I read that Cornyn is trying to do something saying it is illegal but as usual no media coverage..

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 06:53 PM (9+ccr)

53 Well.... I do have a theory that there was a REASON Obama messed up his oath of office...

His hand was on a Bible.... /burns.....

Note, there was no VIDEO of his 'second' oath of office?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 01, 2012 06:53 PM (lZBBB)

54 Breakin' the law,
Breakin' the law...

Posted by: Judas Priest at October 01, 2012 06:53 PM (ay6+/)

55 Mr. Romney, what about your ZIIIINGERS?

Posted by: The MFM at October 01, 2012 06:53 PM (FcR7P)

56 It's a good thing my old boss was caught in an embezzlement/bribery scheme 2 years ago, or else I'd be facing layoff this year!

Silver Lining?!

Posted by: maloderous at October 01, 2012 06:53 PM (yfC8j)

57 "We can't rile up those bitter clingers in Virginia."I am a proud bitter clinger. The gov't is stocking up on ammo. I think they are afraid when the welfare and food stamps run out..I live in a small town so i will be ok

Posted by: ConservativeCrank at October 01, 2012 06:54 PM (Anlmj)

58 Golly gosh Mr. President, you're just full of poop aren't ya?

Posted by: Romney zinger at October 01, 2012 06:54 PM (8HhF2)

59 If Romney does not bring this up at the debates, I will rip his legs off and beat Obama with them.

Posted by: picric at October 01, 2012 06:54 PM (bqtWm)

60 Is there some way for Romney to bring up the fact that this motherfucker is deliberately breaking the law for political gain in the debate, where Barky's Lickspittle Praetorian Guard can't kibosh the message?

Fucking ASSHOLES.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 01, 2012 06:54 PM (Ig0f3)

61 At least they wont die of something like Romney's employees.

Posted by: Beto at October 01, 2012 06:55 PM (BAnPT)

62 "Mr. President, why are you encouraging companies to break the law regarding sequestration layoff?"
said No Debate Moderator Ever.

Posted by: Roy at October 01, 2012 06:55 PM (tiOTz)

63 50 Democrats continue to run ruinour country.

FIFY.

Posted by: wheatie at October 01, 2012 06:55 PM (l5RhJ)

64 http://tinyurl.com/8kezx9x

Woody Johnson: I'd Rather Romney Win Than the Jets

Posted by: Evilpens at October 01, 2012 06:55 PM (ck76k)

65 Geez, is there anything Obama does to get re-elected that's actually not illegal? Foreign donations by credit cards overseas, sending out heads of government agencies (ie. Kathleen Sebelius) to illegally campaign for him, lying about what happened in Libya and pressuring the MFM to lie for his incompetence, the list goes on and on. It's the Chicago Way.

Posted by: runningrn at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (WGmy2)

66 This man Obama reminds me so much of me in my youth.

Posted by: Zombie Joseph Stalin at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (vbh31)

67 It is ok for progressives to break the law now. I live in NEngland. We are gone. Texas, tenn, and south carolina are doing better. Housing prices have dropped in half in NEngland.

Posted by: ConservativeCrank at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (Anlmj)

68 You mean to tell me the Republicans finally won a game of chicken?

You also mean to tell me Obama has broken the law?

You then dare to suggest Barack Obama is a Stuttering Clusterfuck Of A Miserable Failure and he is trying to cover up his shit?


Only one of these warrants a shocked face...

Posted by: cajun carrot at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (3jgI1)

69 They are going to lose their jobs, the govt (you) get to pay their severance. See it works out for everybody, except the govt (you), but that's the govt (you) paying, not you.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (PHb2k)

70 Ace! Don't you know if they mention the word "layoffs" in this economy, just before the domestic debate and the election it may make Barry look bad! You know, the President of the USA who has not had a budget in his entire term! Shhhhh!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, unbanned, ready to get this done at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (baL2B)

71 We have a friend at Lockheed Martin. He's not so dumb as to not realize that his job is in jeopardy, so I'm sure he's made some plans. But I wonder how many people are that careful.

Posted by: Y-not at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (5H6zj)

72 I'll admit Mr. President, you've done an OK job for a black guy.

Posted by: Zinger Romney could do if he was up by a lot at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (8HhF2)

73 53 Ha,worse yet,we didn't know at the time what a traitorous cunt Roberts is.

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (6o4Fb)

74 I have my "I Built It on My Own" Romney sign outside.

Posted by: ConservativeCrank at October 01, 2012 06:57 PM (Anlmj)

75 The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors...

Hmm. Massive, unbounded legal costs will be covered...but maybe not if you support Mitt Romney. Your call.

Posted by: t-bird at October 01, 2012 06:57 PM (FcR7P)

76 If I were Romney's SECDEF, I'd order all contracts with LockMart terminated for cause. As a precondition to being allowed to bid on any DoD contracts in the future, LockMart will deed all of its IP (i.e.: F-22, F-35, C-130, etc) to the government.

All LockMart C-officers would be permanently ineligible to work in the defense industry or in the government.

I'd also have the DCAA go over every lost contract LockMart had and demand their pound of flesh. And then sic the IRS on them.

LockMart was the tallest tree; they get to feel the axe first.

Posted by: Cobalt Shiva at October 01, 2012 06:57 PM (1iauC)

77 I'll repeat what I said about this earlier - Huh. I didn't know that laws could be repealed that simply. I'm sure the Left will completely support this when the Romney Administration tells everyone to ignore the mandates of Obamacare.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at October 01, 2012 06:57 PM (Gk3SS)

78 Amazing. The assholes are also slow walking military absentee ballots in the swing states. Down as much as 70%. Fuckers. May they burn in hell.

Posted by: eureka! at October 01, 2012 06:57 PM (cTjRR)

79 http://tinyurl.com/9pcj2ao

Judge Napolitano Explains Why the Supreme Court Battle Over ObamaCare Isn’t Over

Posted by: Evilpens at October 01, 2012 06:58 PM (ck76k)

80 73 53 Ha,worse yet,we didn't know at the time what a traitorous cunt Roberts is.
Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (6o4Fb)


I just got back in session, been busy stroking my cock abroad teaching kids how teh awesome I am for opening the door to endless taxation.


What I miss?

Posted by: justass roberts at October 01, 2012 06:58 PM (3jgI1)

81 Look, while it is admirable that Obama is compassionate enough (unlike Republicans) to waive excessive fines imposed on a suffering yet important American industry, the larger point is this: How will this pay for the latex spunk cozies Sandra Fluke slips inside her crotch danish?

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Harry Reid is a pederast and a strangler at October 01, 2012 06:58 PM (AZGON)

82 Just like Obamacare with the union exemptions or the end around of Worfare or the Dream act or : arbitrary law ..... which means no law at all, just the whims of a dictator.

Posted by: john b at October 01, 2012 06:58 PM (iSnaV)

83 I heard that military vehicles like humvees don't cary insurance. If a military vehicle hits you on the road what can you do?

Posted by: ConservativeCrank at October 01, 2012 06:58 PM (Anlmj)

84 But I wonder how many people are that careful.
Posted by: Y-not

Not many - they got their EBT and their BAMA PHO coming.

Posted by: Roy at October 01, 2012 06:59 PM (tiOTz)

85 Two Words: Obama Phone.

I gots me an obama phone. yeeeeah! bleerg.

Posted by: Lockheed Martin at October 01, 2012 06:59 PM (PHb2k)

86 'bout damn time the flaming skull got dropped on this.

Posted by: RWC at October 01, 2012 06:59 PM (t+Sdx)

87 After watching you the last four years, I can see why you hid all your records...

Posted by: Mitt-zinger Romney at October 01, 2012 06:59 PM (FcR7P)

88 Get Romney in President, you know!

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 01, 2012 06:59 PM (0CiTm)

89 80 73 53 Ha,worse yet,we didn't know at the time what a traitorous cunt Roberts is. Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 06:56 PM (6o4Fb) This election is key..supreme court positions to be filled. Supreme court justices stay for an average of 25 years. Don't need another Democrat judge.

Posted by: ConservativeCrank at October 01, 2012 06:59 PM (Anlmj)

90 This is a cry for help, I think the alternative title of the article is "Obama to America: Please Impeach Me."

Posted by: joeindc44 at October 01, 2012 07:00 PM (QxSug)

91 no chance of the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA or Prop 8 before the election is there?

i know some in the dextrosphere tend to get uncomfortable with teh cultural issues, buuuut...would be interested if either one came up.

Posted by: JParker at October 01, 2012 07:00 PM (8HhF2)

92 We live in a Banana Republic worthy of Woody Allen's full attention. But alas, Woody will still pull the lever for O'Bumbles. Unbelievable.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at October 01, 2012 07:00 PM (ndlFj)

93 So this would be the perfect opportunity for a quick add from the RNC about this.. Do it!

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 07:00 PM (9+ccr)

94 These coming layoffs tell me that hiring was flat during the last month, which means the employment situation is about to go in Reverse.

In other words, I expect 0 jobs created for September and job-losses for October, which would be devastating for Obama.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (oxIUw)

95 Doesn't the word 'scandalous' connote something unusual?

Posted by: Henry in Des Moines at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (EuW9O)

96

Methinks that Lockheed isn't familiar with Animal House.

"You fucked up, you trusted us!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (TIIx5)

97 Is Ace doing the Brown/Warren debate tonight?

Posted by: Devil Patrick at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (e9LVX)

98
Obama/Biden '12 - We Dare You To Do Anything About It

Posted by: t-bird at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (FcR7P)

99 84 Speaking of EBT ,did you see that JP Morgan made over half a billion administering the program in 26 States?

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (6o4Fb)

100 Official resigns after report finds VA spent $6.1M on lavish conferences
By Jordy Yager - 10/01/12 05:20 PM ET

The head of Human Resources for the Veterans Affairs Department resigned after an inspector general’s (IG) report found that the agency spent $6.1 million on two weeklong conferences.

The 142-page IG report investigated about $762,000 in “unauthorized, unnecessary, and/or wasteful expenses” during two conferences held in Orlando, Fla.[...]


Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepúlveda stepped down on Sunday [...]
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Thehill.com

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John U. Sepúlveda - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
www.va.gov/opa/bios/bio_sepulveda.aspApr 20, 2012 – John U. Sepúlveda was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration

Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 07:02 PM (r2PLg)

101 It's official we now longer have a president, but a TYRANT.

Posted by: Midnight Clad at October 01, 2012 07:02 PM (tpBDD)

102 It's official this administration knows no bounds on it designs an prerogatives.

The 'opposition' party recognizes no hills or causes that would impel them to protest.

We are doomed!

Posted by: General Woundwort at October 01, 2012 07:02 PM (DWgdc)

103 What is equally as "scandalous"...is the concerted effort to deny our military the Right to Vote in this election.

They've been talking about it on Fox, but I doubt that the leftstream media is mentioning this at all.

Posted by: wheatie at October 01, 2012 07:02 PM (l5RhJ)

104 Are these 200k jobs all over the country? What states?
Lemme guess... VA, Ohio..

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 01, 2012 07:03 PM (DGIjM)

105 "Mr. Obama, I admit many people would prefer to have a beer with you. Funny how you make people think of drinking."

Posted by: Mitt Romney in search of zingers at October 01, 2012 07:03 PM (AZGON)

106 The government said it would cover legal costs

Obama will just sign an edict outlawing lawsuits against his supporters.

Posted by: Beto at October 01, 2012 07:03 PM (BAnPT)

107 O/T I'm watching Countdown on ESPN and I'm ready to bust out my cancer ray and start giving people breast cancer because the motherfucking pink ribbons are all over the motherfucking place. The whole super pink football uniforms haven't even been glimpsed yet and I'm at the point of hatey hate.


Congrats Komen! You made me bitter about trying to cure breast cancer. That took effort.


*stompys all over the motherfucking pink gloves the receivers wear*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at October 01, 2012 07:03 PM (Gk3SS)

108 102 Who can they protest too,the Obama DOJ?Maybe take it to the public via the media??

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 07:03 PM (6o4Fb)

109 The military vote? Psssh, their grandparents probably voted for George Wallace, they don't count.

Posted by: The Media at October 01, 2012 07:03 PM (8HhF2)

110 I must have missed the part about the law not applying to situations that might negatively impact a sitting Democratic president.

It's in there. Under the section explaning Prosecutorial Indiscretion, Empathy in the Rule of Lawns, and All Federal Actions are Merely Taxes That Can be Waived. The section is titled, "Lawn Care in the American Socialist Superstate".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:04 PM (X3lox)

111 I do not think it will work. Even without the law, most employers would do this anyways to prepare their people for the worst.


Posted by: Serious Cat at October 01, 2012 07:04 PM (zrpqj)

112
The potential cost of the fine insurance is moot, since we all know after the election the Republicans on the Hill are going to fold in order to avoid sequestration.

Not the hill to die on, and all that.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2012 07:04 PM (kdS6q)

113 No money changed hands in the breaking of this law.

Posted by: HtP at October 01, 2012 07:04 PM (jx2j9)

114 So did Scarborough double down on his Romney/Ryan chant fiasco?

Posted by: Beto at October 01, 2012 07:04 PM (BAnPT)

115 I mean,subpoeanas by congress are simply ignred or if the admin decides to show up they simply stonewall and lie.After all,who will call them on it?

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 07:05 PM (6o4Fb)

116
Congrats Komen! You made me bitter about trying to cure breast cancer. That took effort.


*stompys all over the motherfucking pink gloves the receivers wear*


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at October 01, 2012 07:03

PM (Gk3SS)

I've had it with that too. Hello, that's hardly the biggest killer of women..

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 07:05 PM (9+ccr)

117 This story is bogus.

The 2011 Budget Control Act sequestration cuts do not go into effect until 2013.

Boehner is still trying to kill those spending cuts. Tricare cuts won't be effected until 2013 as well.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at October 01, 2012 07:05 PM (l+UsB)

118 not positive but I think Scott Brown will mention the suppression of military votes in MA in tonight's debate

Which Is On Right Now!

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:06 PM (+oin+)

119 and All Federal Actions are Merely Taxes That Can be Waived.

That was my favorite part of the Fingerhut School of Law.

Posted by: John Roberts, philosopher-king at October 01, 2012 07:06 PM (AZGON)

120 hymenhopper huh

Posted by: JParker at October 01, 2012 07:06 PM (8HhF2)

121 107 Isn't it disgusting how these ridiculous symbols to show we "care" have taken over?

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 07:06 PM (6o4Fb)

122 Boehner is still trying to kill those spending cuts. Tricare cuts won't be effected until 2013 as well.
Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at October 01, 2012 07:05 PM (l+UsB)


At least someone is working.

Posted by: cajun carrot at October 01, 2012 07:07 PM (3jgI1)

123 If the GOP was devious, they'd send those layoff notices "on behalf" of those contractors.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 01, 2012 07:07 PM (zrpqj)

124 Since the Administration doesn't have any money, the Headline should read "YOU will pay their fines."

Posted by: bledsoe at October 01, 2012 07:07 PM (pfVFv)

125
I can't wait to have Republicans finance federal law breaking with taxpayer money.

The first law that gets tossed aside is the one that requires liberals to act superior when they have no idea what they are talking about, or face a fine. That shit grates my last nerve.

And the one that requires liberals to destroy strawmen.

Strawmen are people too.

Posted by: MJ at October 01, 2012 07:07 PM (TR60b)

126
David Gregory is helping Eliz Warren with her lying problem.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:07 PM (Ba6aP)

127 That was my favorite part of the Fingerhut School of Law.
Posted by: John Roberts, philosopher-king at October 01, 2012 07:06 PM (AZGON)


I will be taking this to my grave, good sir.

Posted by: cajun carrot at October 01, 2012 07:08 PM (3jgI1)

128 I think this story is true because Sen. Cornyn is trying to bring it to others attention...

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 07:08 PM (9+ccr)

129 We didn't get sixty days. We got told we were good as soon as the spending resolution passed the Senate and the White House signed it. We had three days' warning that Preezy hadn't signed it in time to avoid our shutdown.

Fuck Obama, and fuck anyone dumb enough to vote for him.

Posted by: SGT Dan at October 01, 2012 07:08 PM (1RIcI)

130 This is a BRIBERY scandal.

Posted by: JB at October 01, 2012 07:08 PM (Wf+X1)

131 Whaaaat? This has been covered by Michelle Malkin and been plastered all over Geothermal last week. A flaming skull - seriously?!

Posted by: Gerry at October 01, 2012 07:08 PM (GFSRQ)

132 >>I do not think it will work. Even without the law, most employers would do this anyways to prepare their people for the worst.

In the world of government contracts, Lockheed is most employers.

Good time for Crossroads USA to go up with an ad in every swing/military state telling this story. WARN 'em on the tube.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2012 07:09 PM (9otrl)

133 zzzzzzzzzzzz....oh hey, smoke break!

Posted by: John Boehner at October 01, 2012 07:09 PM (fAVBA)

134

Warren is playing victim, she's the one being attacked and her family.

Now David Gregory is asking Scott about his character flaws.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:09 PM (DlaLh)

135 A flaming skull - seriously?!

Posted by: Gerry at October 01, 2012 07:08 PM (GFSRQ)


You're right. It should be a flaming Constitution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:09 PM (X3lox)

136 Romney needs to say one word, disbarrment.

Posted by: Jean at October 01, 2012 07:09 PM (hrAg/)

137 Washin' the dog,
washin' the dog.


Posted by: Beavis and Biden at October 01, 2012 07:10 PM (38ReL)

138 134




Warren is playing victim, she's the one being attacked and her family.



Now David Gregory is asking Scott about his character flaws.





Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:09 PM (DlaLh)

Is she really leading Brown?

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 07:10 PM (9+ccr)

139
the memo also points that many defense contractors have indicated they plan to send out notices, and not-so-subtly warns that such financial assistance is only available if a "contractor has followed a course of action consistent with DOL guidance."

govwin.com





"Nice place you got here. Pity if anything happened to it..."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2012 07:10 PM (kdS6q)

140 131

Does the flaming skull CONCERN you?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:10 PM (nVOyV)

141 90 This is a cry for help, I think the alternative title of the article is "Obama to America: Please Impeach Me."

It's another blatant "Fuck You" to our system of laws.
Just like what he's done with other laws, like DOMA...and notprosecuting the Black Panthers case of voter intimidation.

It's another example of "The Rules Don't Apply to Me"...that he keeps shoving in our faces.
He has used his 'race' as an armor, to dare anyone to try to impeach 'the first black president'.

Posted by: wheatie at October 01, 2012 07:10 PM (l5RhJ)

142 As I asked earlier, how is this not a conspiracy to break labor laws?

A private corp promising to pay fines and defend employees who break the law would be nailed by the Feds.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 01, 2012 07:10 PM (vY2x+)

143 I'll get right on this pink slip payoff scandal, guys, as soon as I find my chin.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at October 01, 2012 07:11 PM (AZGON)

144 Oh my...Canada was 20-30 degrees warmer 50M years ago than it is today.

http://scoamf.us/zR

" the researchers found that western Canadian subarctic temperatures were
21 to 30 degrees F (12 to 17 degrees C) warmer and four times wetter
than they are today."

Fucking dinosaurs and their SUV's.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 01, 2012 07:11 PM (LPHGB)

145 135

The Constitution is like, Fascist, man.



DEAD WHITE MALES!!!!1

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:11 PM (nVOyV)

146 This is why I suggested this be one of the weapons for Romney on Wednesday:

One thing you missed, using taxpayers money...

157 Other then some of the tragic stories in world events, on the domestic homefront, one story that Romney could use to point out pretty much everything that is wrong with Obama and his policies is the:

Bribe defense contractors to
Break the Law while
Using/Wasting Taxpayer Money to
Cover Up
Massive Layoffs

It's all there. Pretty much every single Chicagoan thug tactic sans violence.

Posted by: seriously at October 01, 2012 04:05 PM (LpQbZ)

Posted by: yep at October 01, 2012 07:12 PM (LpQbZ)

147 144 Hey,those big plant eaters each farted as much as a herd of cattle.

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2012 07:13 PM (6o4Fb)

148 oh gawd damn it--

David Gregory?

And now --Gregory is debating Brown.

No shit.

Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 07:13 PM (r2PLg)

149 144

Saurogenic Global Climate Change.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:13 PM (nVOyV)

150 David Gregory is clearky advocating on Warrens behalf.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:13 PM (Y4TdB)

151 DEAD WHITE MALES!!!!1

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:11 PM (nVOyV)


"They ruined everything. We need to be more like the third world, full of Nobel savages." -- Leftards being serious ... and societally suicidal, for the children.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:14 PM (X3lox)

152 146

Nah, it's Obama's stash.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:14 PM (nVOyV)

153 Seriously--

Scott Brown just had to debate Gregory.

Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 07:14 PM (r2PLg)

154 "So did Scarborough double down on his Romney/Ryan chant fiasco?"

Oh yeah. According to him, anyone that criticizes him for his actions are conspiracy minded, basement dwelling, Cheeto eaters. And he hopes we boycott his show.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 01, 2012 07:14 PM (GZitp)

155 David Gregory is clearky advocating on Warrens behalf.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:13 PM (Y4TdB)


Good for Scott Brown. I'd pay to have Gregory argue for my opponent's side.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:15 PM (X3lox)

156 134

Warren is playing victim, she's the one being attacked and her family.

Now David Gregory is asking Scott about his character flaws.



What about his luxury condo on a tropical island? What about him posing nude for Playgirl? You know the important issues from the last election against Marsha Coakley.

Posted by: runningrn at October 01, 2012 07:15 PM (WGmy2)

157 151

But of course. For the children.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:15 PM (nVOyV)

158 Did anyone else read that headline as "Fuhrer tells them..."?

Posted by: jakeman at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (96M6e)

159 Seriously-- Scott Brown just had to debate Gregory.
Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 07:14 PM (r2PLg)

David Gregory is a little bitch

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (nTgAI)

160 As an objective journalist, it's my job to comfort the afflicted, and just look at Warren... She needs comfort.

Posted by: David Gregory at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (AZGON)

161
Please Impeach Me."

======
Hey you're not dumping this garbage on us!

Posted by: Trent Lott acolyte Boner at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (0CiTm)

162

holy shit, the only thing missing when Warren speaks is a sad violin

what a self righteous whiner

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (ZgBZU)

163
Morning Joe is like a wake up blast of cocaine. It gets you started first thing, but you're never really sure if it was a good idea to actually do that.

Posted by: MJ at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (TR60b)

164 150 David Gregory is clearky advocating on Warrens behalf.

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:13 PM (Y4TdB)

_________________

I almost choked on this ice I was chewing.

Holy gawd she's a pathological liar.

Oh gawd---

David Gregory--"As Joan of Arc for Asbestos Victims to you regret taking on these evil corporations!?"

Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 07:16 PM (r2PLg)

165 148 oh gawd damn it-- David Gregory? And now --Gregory is debating Brown. No shit.

A preview of what to expect in the presidential debates.

I fully expect them to be badgering Romney...and cutting him off, while letting Barky blather on with extra time.

Posted by: wheatie at October 01, 2012 07:17 PM (l5RhJ)

166 Fuck me. I'm sitting here in my hotel bar in Chile and Obama just came on CNN Chile. Even is Spanish he blows.

There is literally no getting away from this dickhead.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2012 07:17 PM (9otrl)

167 150 David Gregory is clearky advocating on Warrens behalf.


Good dry run for Thursday. There will be nothing "dry" about that debate,though, when the moderator (can't remember who) du jour starts salivating and slobbering all over Choomy's knob!

Posted by: runningrn at October 01, 2012 07:17 PM (WGmy2)

168
Scott Brown just had to debate Gregory.
Posted by: tasker




BTW - Ace timewarped a debate live thread under this one.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2012 07:17 PM (kdS6q)

169 In another blatant attempt at swing state voter swaying, the Obama puppet NY AG is suing JP Morgan today over things Bear Stearns
did before it was part of JPM.

Posted by: John Boehner at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (fAVBA)

170 What lovely news to come home to.

What a sack of lying shitbags we have in the White House.

Posted by: logprof at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (V/U0X)

171 Oh yeah. According to him, anyone that criticizes him for his actions are conspiracy minded, basement dwelling, Cheeto eaters. And he hopes we boycott his show.

That would mean someone watched it to begin with

Posted by: Evilpens at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (ck76k)

172 164
150 David Gregory is clearky advocating on Warrens behalf.


This is the type of stuff I expect at the Romney/Obama debate. The deck is loaded here against Brown., and it will be against Romney too.

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (9+ccr)

173 168
Scott Brown just had to debate Gregory.
Posted by: tasker




BTW - Ace timewarped a debate live thread under this one.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2012 07:17 PM (kdS6q)


______Thanks.

Forward!

Posted by: tasker at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (r2PLg)

174 flaming skull worthy:
http://is.gd/FdDZW6

Posted by: Gerry at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (GFSRQ)

175 174

Why don't you post the actual link so we know where we might be going?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:19 PM (nVOyV)

176 LM has already started layoffs. As has the FAA.

It's funny because for years working for them we had mandatory compliance training on how NOT to break the law.

Posted by: joe dag at October 01, 2012 07:19 PM (hlZx/)

177 Somebody should WARN a person when mention of Lizzie Warren is made. She needs the tiny violin treatment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2012 07:20 PM (u1Q5a)

178 176

It's progress. You can't question it.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:20 PM (nVOyV)

179 a minute ago she said Scott "crossed the line"

now she says Scott is "just makjng stuff up"

Scotts just layjng out the facts about Warren and her role in the asbestos settlement

Posted by: soothsayer at October 01, 2012 07:20 PM (LVtr+)

180 No, America. I didn't just leave an executive order in your mouth.

Tell me. Have you read of any such horrible news in the media?

Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying tongue?

Posted by: Scoamf at October 01, 2012 07:20 PM (Otgb6)

181 I think slashing the Dept of Defense is horseshit too

so I ask why Boehner & Co. made it the law if Obama just sat on his ass and played golf?

Posted by: Chris Balsz at October 01, 2012 07:21 PM (3GtyG)

182
Why don't you post the actual link so we know where we might be going?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:19 PM (nVOyV)


Because Pixy doesn't allow most links. That's why almost all are posted as tinyurls. You have to use your own judgement as regarding the commenter posting the link, though somehow post the tinyurl preview links. This link is fine.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:21 PM (X3lox)

183 1) Obama must pay for this (and FF, etc, etc) during the debates!
2) Lockheed Martin must pay hard under a Romney DOJ. Crony capitalists need to feel the sting every now and again.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 01, 2012 07:21 PM (X/+QT)

184 and remember, this is all harry reids fault, he refuses to do anything to oppose the one.

Posted by: joeindc44 at October 01, 2012 07:21 PM (QxSug)

185 There is a thread below this on the debate...

Posted by: Hello, it's just me Donna at October 01, 2012 07:21 PM (9+ccr)

186 The only person who can address this issue is John Boehner - every other branch or office in government is compromised and won't move against the president.

Unfortunately for us, John Boehner is a nutless wonder, a coward who has absolutely no conviction. If John Boehner were Socrates, he would have said, "Yeah, go ahead and kill those generals."

But let us not forget that Barry Soetero is a Chicago gangster who hates America and everything it stands for. Unfortunately our representatives are pretending he isn't and lament his lack of 'working with them.'

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at October 01, 2012 07:22 PM (hMbjP)

187 I look forward to a similarly moderate Admin to offer the same coverage for Clean Air Act violations.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at October 01, 2012 07:22 PM (3GtyG)

188 177

It's true. Her ancestors suffered a lot at the hands of teh White Man.



There have been a lot of Russo-Swedish Wars after all. Those Tsarists can be rather mean.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:22 PM (nVOyV)

189 Hopefully Romney will bring this up at the debate Wednesday. It will be fun to watch Barry try to bat this one down.Romney: "So, Presidente Obummer, you are so wunderbar with your lack (for four years) of a budget, so damaging to this country that now defense contractors will soon be laid off?" Or, "Do you count these as jobs you created? You know, the folks who have to do the paperwork for the 200,000 defense contractors laid off?"

I seem to remember a discussion with a Putin representative, with live mic, of a discussion of missiles that will occur after the election. Basically, folks, it will be Medieval Times or Mad Max if he wins.

Buhrock's answer to Romney on the illegal matters of this post and Lockheed Martin agreeing to prop him up for a bit (like, uh, people from Lockheed Martin can't read the Intenet regarding future pink slips?); "Sir, I do not know whence you found this error. This is nothing short of tyranny, from which you speak! How dare you imply that I, the Global Preznit who raises seas, would stoop to calling defense contractors to hold the dike until after the election (and, yes, I can see they don't want to touch Janet N much less hold her...where is she, by the way? Is she with the FBI in Tripoli? Focus, Christy). You! How dare ye? Governor Romney, you have thrown down the gauntlet of no return. I slap you with my petite glove. This does not deserve a response from moi, and calls for a duel at 12 o'clock." He then flounces off in high dudgeon, fanning himself with his lace cuffs.

The most likely response will be: "Uh, um, stutter, you have misunderstood. Let me, the Professor Whiz-Genius-Pants explain." Then he will stun the audience into a type of conscious sedation and no one will pay attention.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, unbanned, ready to get this done at October 01, 2012 07:23 PM (baL2B)

190 Halting prosecution of election law violations, politically based.

Defying court orders.

Refusing to enforce border law.

Threatening states that try to take up the slack in border control.

Huge payoffs to donors, with tax money, in the form of written-off loan guarantees.

Failing to prosecute political allies for crimes, see Kevin Johnson (the Walpin IG case), Corzine.

Committing acts of war against allied and non-hostile countries by deliberately supplying weapons to narco-terrosists (Mexico, Honduras, possibly others).

Supplying weapons to criminals in the US via the same ATF program (Gangwalker, Indiana/Illinois).

Imposing First Amendment-violating provisions of healthcare law on Catholic organizations and exempting Muslims.

Ordering contractors to defy Federal law, using taxpayer funds to pay penalties for those who obey.

This is just a *short,* *partial* list of what happened to occur to me writing this.

This is literally the most criminal administration we've ever seen, and the entire left, MFM, and Democrat party is suborning the crimes, excusing them for it, and helping cover them up.

I don't know the date that the Democrat party became a RICO, but I do know the law is only enforced against Little People.

We officially live in a thugocracy. I guess the left claimed that for so long, they had to make it come true or they would go (even more) mad.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 01, 2012 07:23 PM (bxiXv)

191 Impeach.

Posted by: USS CONSTITUTION at October 01, 2012 07:23 PM (KqwSL)

192 Why do the GOPansies continuallyt let libtards run these debates? Every time, it gets pointed out and there's never any attempt to change.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 01, 2012 07:23 PM (0CiTm)

193 so I ask why Boehner & Co. made it the law if Obama just sat on his ass and played golf?

Posted by: Chris Balsz at October 01, 2012 07:21 PM (3GtyG)


Because the Weeping Boner is a total piece of shit who should have been tossed from the leadership by March of 2011. He's an asshole who has done more to damage the GOP post-2010 than anyone else. He is a crybaby turdball who does nothing but suck up to the Malevolent Retard and "understands" OWS.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:23 PM (X3lox)

194 Why don't you post the actual link so we know where we might be going?

You can go to is.gd and set your browser to always show the full URL and let you decide whether or not to click on it.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, uncomfortably sober at October 01, 2012 07:24 PM (hO8IJ)

195 I would consider this as 'suborning the commission of a crime' - which is a crime in and of itself.

Posted by: alwyr at October 01, 2012 07:24 PM (Oh5R1)

196 Glad you picked up on this two days after insty posted it.

The question is who or how can the labor department authorize breaking the law and indemnifying those who do.

This is clearly illegal.


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at October 01, 2012 07:24 PM (wR+pz)

197 183

It's not really Lockheed Martin's fault. What would you do in their shoes? God knows what Obama might do if you piss him off.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:24 PM (nVOyV)

198 "So did Scarborough double down on his Romney/Ryan chant fiasco?"

Oh yeah. According to him, anyone that criticizes him for his actions are conspiracy minded, basement dwelling, Cheeto eaters. And he hopes we boycott his show.

In order to boycott his show, wouldn't people have to watch it first? He so carelessly tosses away his half dozen viewers

Posted by: thunderb a conservative jew at October 01, 2012 07:25 PM (Dnbau)

199 Is this the end result of too many laws? We all break stupid laws daily and feel no guilt. And many of the laws Obama breaks (Sebelius, WARN, etc) don't get the sheeps' personal dander up. It's just background noise..."Oh, another DC insider broke a law, ho hum."

Just tired. Go away and leave me alone to pursue my happiness.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 01, 2012 07:26 PM (X/+QT)

200 194

Sounds like too much work.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:26 PM (nVOyV)

201 How can the White House make promises to pay for lawsuits brought by workers who don't get their lay-off notices according to law? Spending has to originate in the House, doesn't it? Has Congress agreed to pay for this election ploy ?

Posted by: mama winger at October 01, 2012 07:26 PM (P6QsQ)

202 W.T.F.

Posted by: KG at October 01, 2012 07:27 PM (IPz9m)

203 This is literally the most criminal administration we've ever seen, and the entire left, MFM, and Democrat party is suborning the crimes, excusing them for it, and helping cover them up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 01, 2012 07:23 PM (bxiXv)


Everyone at MSNBC would get on their knees to give Obama a wet one... except for Rachel Maddow...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 01, 2012 07:27 PM (XvHmy)

204 Scarborough is a lair, maybe a compulsive liar, but I've known that since 1981.

Posted by: Henry in Des Moines at October 01, 2012 07:28 PM (EuW9O)

205
Sounds like too much work.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:26 PM (nVOyV)


Now you know why people complain about you not pasting snippets that are responding to. No one wants to have to scroll back up a thread to see what you are talking about, especially not people on phones and tablets, where it's a HUGE pain in the ass.

I like your commenting but you really have to have some decency and paste some of the comments you are resonding to, unless they are right above (though most of the time you are responding to comments halfway up the thread).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:28 PM (X3lox)

206 199

It's important for the Ruler to be able to easily prosecute anyone who might be inconvenient to him.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:28 PM (nVOyV)

207 Lockheed doesn't need any help from this administration to violate the WARN act. They did it when the let me go, and I would like to thank them for doing it. Found a real job in the private sector after that and have been happy ever since.

BTW: Keynesians suck. Watching a documentary that is making the Keynesian argument for a manned mission to Mars. You see without a government funded manned space program there won't be any scientists, inventing stuff.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at October 01, 2012 07:29 PM (9HhTH)

208 205

That sounds like too much work too.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:29 PM (nVOyV)

209
That sounds like too much work too.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:29 PM (nVOyV)


Wrong answer, even as a joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:31 PM (X3lox)

210 Impact on the election: none. Sad but true. All those idiots with their FREE PHO don't care about anything beyond their own noses.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 01, 2012 07:31 PM (i0App)

211

44
I'm not a dictator. I just suggest things and people do them because they want to.


Just watched Xmen first class last night. Like Shaw said, "I don't make demands, I simply tell you my expectations."


Posted by: imp at October 01, 2012 07:31 PM (UaxA0)

212 209

I'm pretty sure it's the right answer.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:31 PM (nVOyV)

213 Allow me to welcome you back to the Wilson Administration.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 01, 2012 07:32 PM (dX4hn)

214 I think you should update the headline to say that The White House tells contractors that the taxpayer will pay their fines.

Posted by: Colonel Pooteh at October 01, 2012 07:32 PM (z1pR+)

215 174 flaming skull worthy:
http://is.gd/FdDZW6
Posted by: Gerry at October 01, 2012 07:18 PM (GFSRQ)


creepy

liars

Posted by: yep at October 01, 2012 07:32 PM (LpQbZ)

216 flaming skull worthy:
http://is.gd/FdDZW6


It's a post on catholic.org and it's interesting...
http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=47764
Story of a catholic woman getting a fundraising call from an Obamabot.

...The Obama supporter then launched into her "canned response" and started reading from her call script: "Well, I am a practicing Catholic, and I strongly support President Obama." The mother then asked her if she was "familiar with the Pope's five "non-negotiables."' The Obama supporter had no idea what she was talking about and explained that it was only the Pope's "opinion" to ban the use of contraception.

The Obama caller then went back to her script, asking these clever questions:

1. How can you support a "Mormon" who does not believe in Jesus Christ?
2. What to you think about the "Nuns on the Bus" who support Obama?

The mother replied, "How can you support a man who supports the killing of innocent pre-born children for all nine months?"

Then, she added, "How can you support a president who denigrates the Sacrament of Marriage by supporting same sex marriage which is against the teaching of the Church?"

The Catholic mother then concluded with, "How can you as a Catholic support a president who supports partial birth abortion and did not support the Born Alive Protection Act when he was a state senator in Illinois?"

Now, get this! The Obama supporter, again reading from her call script, countered, "President Obama did not support abortion."

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Harry Reid is a pederast and a strangler at October 01, 2012 07:33 PM (AZGON)

217 *snickers*

Posted by: Nina Totenberg at October 01, 2012 07:33 PM (znT2j)

218 216

The future is certain (Obama Victory!!!1). It's the past that keeps changing. The past and the Pope's "Opinion," apparently.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:35 PM (nVOyV)

219 The irony about this is that the law was enacted to give workers time to prepare for being out of work or to begin a job search in advance of being laid off.


This decision was obviously made in the best interest of the "workers".

Posted by: HtP at October 01, 2012 07:35 PM (jx2j9)

220 And it seems you can post full urls after all.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:36 PM (nVOyV)

221 You'd have to be an idiot to think the Govt is going to pay the fine and that's all you have to worry about.
The plt lawyers drooling to file class actions.

Posted by: simpleton at October 01, 2012 07:36 PM (za3QZ)

222
Mirror Universe Romney. What should we fight about?

I'm your huckleberry.

Posted by: MJ at October 01, 2012 07:36 PM (TR60b)

223 219

The law was enacted to give Leftists more power and control.

This "decision" as well.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:37 PM (nVOyV)

224 OT thought.

Why is Obama continuing to campaign in Nevada? Pretty much everyone is considering it in his column. Wouldn't parking in Colorado for his debate prep make more sense, since CO is tighter?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 01, 2012 07:39 PM (dX4hn)

225 It seems to me that Lockheed Martin might want to rethink this whole thing. There is no guarantee that the Administration that made that promise will be in any position to keep it - 1) They won't be in control of DoJ or 2) the Treasury can't afford to forgive a debt due it.

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at October 01, 2012 07:39 PM (L4CWX)

226 221

You'd have to be an idiot to cross Obama while he still has power.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:39 PM (nVOyV)

227 It's almost as if Barry and his cronies have no regard for the law

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 01, 2012 07:40 PM (z9JI1)

228 And it seems you can post full urls after all.

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Only if they are short. Long URLs get rejected, which is most of them. That's why people use bitly or tinyurl.

Posted by: mama winger at October 01, 2012 07:40 PM (P6QsQ)

229 228

Well, then whoever coded this site needs to fix it.


(People could also use the URL box.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:41 PM (nVOyV)

230 Wanna see why yer fightin' fer'?
Flip on wheel of fortune and gecko out teh blond.
Best cheerleader so far.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 01, 2012 07:42 PM (6Zy+s)

231 See. I couldn't even type.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 01, 2012 07:44 PM (6Zy+s)

232 230

What happened to Vanna White? (Not that I really care. )

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:44 PM (nVOyV)

233
Requests from military voters for absentee ballots have dropped
significantly since 2008, according to newly released statistics,
prompting claims that the Department of Defense is dragging its feet in
enacting a law meant to boost military voting.


The drop in the battleground states of Virginia and Ohio is among the
most pronounced. According to statistics released Monday by The
Military Voter Protection Project, the number of absentee ballot
requests by both military members and other overseas voters in the two
states has dropped 70 percent since 2008.


Virginia had nearly 42,000 total requests in 2008, compared with a
little more than 12,000 this year, according to the MVP Project. Ohio
had more than 32,000 in 2008, compared with 9,700 this year.The number
of military voters specifically -- as opposed to military and overseas
voters -- was not broken down in the latest set of statistics, but
military-only numbers released by the MVP Project in August documented a
similar drop-off in applications.


ICYMI (I know some of you were talking about it). Just thought our march toward fascism needed more attention. When even the Pentagon under Odumbass is doing this crap, we are lost.

Posted by: Lockheed Martin at October 01, 2012 07:45 PM (PHb2k)

234 Vladamir forgot part of his canned question.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, unbanned, ready to get this done at October 01, 2012 07:46 PM (baL2B)

235 This is a bribe.

Obama is bribing the defense companies to break the law to help his re-election.

It's no more complicated than that.

Corruption. Bribery.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 01, 2012 07:47 PM (ZPrif)

236 233

But when have Leftists ever been opposed to Democracy. I mean, really...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:48 PM (nVOyV)

237 235

Seems like more of a threat. Leftists prefer sticks to carrots.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:49 PM (nVOyV)

238 I'm pretty sure it's the right answer.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:31 PM (nVOyV)


Well ... then enjoy having conversations by yourself. I have tried to politely explain to you what you are doing wrong but you refuse to demonstrate even the minimal level of blog courtesy - a level that even the stankiest, most putrid axelbot trolls achieve - and have thus shown your contempt. What you do is nothing but pollute the threads and I have to imagine that you'll be banned, eventually, as your little shtick is about as annoying as it gets.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:50 PM (X3lox)

239 What kind of mouth breathing "simpleton" thinks a promise to pay your fines is going to be worth anything?
The actual government money isn't worth anything now is it ???
He really doesn't have any power they aren't giving him by rolling over and showing their bellies.

Posted by: simpleton at October 01, 2012 07:51 PM (za3QZ)

240 The SCOAMT keeps pretending he has no alternative regarding the sequester but that is a lie. His administration also made certain promises in the BCA which they later broke.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at October 01, 2012 07:51 PM (YjDyJ)

241 238

Marx. Where did you get all the sand from?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:51 PM (nVOyV)

242 This is typical of Obama and the cockroach Left.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at October 01, 2012 07:51 PM (ZPrif)

243 Even without the layoff notices, the employees of these contractors have got to be mighty nervous. If they actually believe that Obama will protect their jobs if he's re-elected, then they are morons.

Posted by: natasha at October 01, 2012 07:51 PM (pyYXJ)

244 Give it up TPOP. Losing battle. And not worth it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 01, 2012 07:52 PM (GEICT)

245 This is making some limited northern VA rounds, via Facebook. I first saw it two days ago posted by a libertarian friend who runs American Tradition Partnership. he used to work in Loudoun, and keeps in touch with people via fb. he's been sounding the alarm, and at least one conservative VA blogger took note.

This should be huge in VA, as northern VA feeds, along with the Hampton area, the rest of the state, and guess what ten tons of the business is in those two places?

Posted by: barbarausa at October 01, 2012 07:52 PM (WWeoI)

246 244

You're just "looking out for me," amirite?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:53 PM (nVOyV)

247 There are huge strings attached to this so-called (and illegal) promise by the DOJ to pay the legal fees if WARN act notices aren't sent. To "qualify" for this illegal kickback, the contractor has to abide by the "guidelines" set out by the DOL. Except that there aren't any guidelines for how not to comply with this law. So the DOJ gets to write those "guidelines" any time they please and if it turns out that the contractor didn't comply with "guidelines" that didn't exist, well, too bad for you Mr. Contractor. Your ticked off employees can sue your ass off and you're on your own.

Can't believe Lockheed Martin fell for this.

Posted by: natasha at October 01, 2012 07:54 PM (pyYXJ)

248 6
I know Romney would like to personally issue all those pink slips
himself. Sorry that Obama is protecting the working man and ruining
his fun.

Posted by: Percy at October 01, 2012 06:45 PM (bN5ZU)

It's truly a miracle of nature that you're able to post without any detectable trace of brain matter.
Ah who am I kidding, that's like every fucknugget libtard ever.

Posted by: Unclefacts, now with even more summoning power. at October 01, 2012 07:54 PM (6IReR)

249 Give it up TPOP. Losing battle. And not worth it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 01, 2012 07:52 PM (GEICT)


Yeah. I wanted to give it one last shot but that's it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 01, 2012 07:54 PM (X3lox)

250 247

Maybe you should assume they know what they are doing.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:55 PM (nVOyV)

251 "243 Even without the layoff notices, the employees of these contractors have got to be mighty nervous. "

very said story on the local news the other day--Herndon VA family dead in murder/suicide. Father had mental health issues, and was a defense contractor. One of the prog blogs (huffpo? can't remember) grabbed it and ran for a little, saying he did it because he was depressed that Obama would win. The local news said he had been depressed about the economy for some time, to the point of obsession.

Not found to be funny locally.

Posted by: barbarausa at October 01, 2012 07:56 PM (WWeoI)

252 And why can't any other employer claim the same exemption?

The DOL needs to go right after the EPA. Together, these two out of control bloated bureaucracies have killed or aborted more jobs than Joe Biden can shake his hair plugs at.

Posted by: natasha at October 01, 2012 07:56 PM (pyYXJ)

253 Yeah. I wanted to give it one last shot but that's it.


He spent a good bit of time getting smacked around last night. And still doesnt even attempt to learn basic AoS etiquette. I mean, the numbers, links, etc.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 01, 2012 07:57 PM (GEICT)

254 249

Look, I'm not sure where your (personal) concern comes from, and I don't really care. Mind your own business and we'll get along.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at October 01, 2012 07:57 PM (nVOyV)

255 SENATE AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD SEND A LETTER TO LOCKHEAD LETTING THEM KNOW IF THEY BREAK THE LAW, AND ROMNEY BECOMES PRESIDENT, THEY WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED. INFACT THEY WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW FOR ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL ACTIONS TO CIRCUMVENT THE LAW DESIGNED TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES SO THAT A POLITICAL PARTY CAN BENEFIT.

BRING THE MOTHER FUCKING GOD DAMN BOOM DOWN ON THEIR HEADS NOW AND MAKE THIS A NATIONAL NEWS STORY THAT THE MEDIA CAN NOT AVOID.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 02, 2012 12:38 AM (ovpNn)

256 OH YEAH I ALMOST FORGOT

OBAMA IS A MOTHER FUCKING STUTTERING CLUSTERFUCK OF A GOD DAMN MISERABLE SHIT STAIN FAILURE!


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 02, 2012 12:42 AM (ovpNn)

257 This should surprise no one. Sequestration was designed by Obama and his LibProg cronies as a way to blackmail Republicans because they know Republican's "scared cow" is the military, and if the Republicans don't want military cut they'll give in to what the LibProgs want. Of course "guidance said the Pentagon does not anticipate any cuts." You really think Republicans are going to have the balls? I don't.

One of the reasons Bush became so disappointing in his last few years was because he allowed them blackmail him. They would pad any and all bills, especially military spending bills, with insanity and he would sign them because not to would deny military funding. "Want those increases in this or that military budget?" "Then here is amendment A, B, C, D, ... Z. Veto it. We dare you." There were a few he drew a line on, but not enough, not nearly enough. And of course, should we talked about how he sold out to the biggest blackmail in terms of the BIG LIE: Too Big To Fail? That was one of his bigger non-redeeming acts that he owns.

Posted by: halodoc at October 02, 2012 12:54 AM (Fun8n)

258 96

Methinks that Lockheed isn't familiar with Animal House.

"You fucked up, you trusted us!"
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2012 07:01 PM (TIIx5)BINGO!

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 02, 2012 01:04 AM (4FZvG)

259 Lockheed went along - as I expect others may - not because of the fines, but because of the promise the government would also cover any civil liability if the screwed workers sue for lack of notice.

Absolute abuse of power, as with the EOs, regs, EPA, FTC, NLRB, FCC, DOJ for starters. How far will he go when he no longer faces elections?

Posted by: Adjoran at October 02, 2012 02:18 AM (ZHQvg)

260 Just point out to EVERYONE in the DOD and related industry that they can now be fired without warning thanks to Obama, and see how quick some Obamabot gets thrown under the büs.

Aufwiedersehen.

Posted by: Anonymouscoward at October 02, 2012 02:34 AM (/FALU)

261 P.S.: And don't forget their families and friends.

Posted by: Anonymouscoward at October 02, 2012 02:36 AM (/FALU)

262 If only there were a group of officials who are hired by the citizens to make laws. These officials would be tasked with making tough decisions to get our country's fiscal house in order, and then writing bills that implement those decisions. Then the President could sign those bills into law.

Posted by: Craig at October 02, 2012 07:14 AM (qRuw3)

263
Welcome to Botswana USA! We have plenty of bananas here. God, is this lawlessness any surprise? Look who is in the Whitey House.
Yeah, that's racist for sure. Sue me.

Posted by: MWTexas at October 02, 2012 09:36 AM (N05oL)

264 Having worked on the business side of Lockheed, move of the management there were not what I would call "morally constrained" in their actions...

Posted by: Rob in Katy at October 02, 2012 10:08 AM (gdGJ1)

265 If you believe Obama you deserve whatever you get.

Posted by: Mary De Voe at October 02, 2012 10:08 AM (kycC2)

266 Mitt Romney should let it be known that, when he becomes president in January, he will ensure that the JD investigates any violations of federal law regarding employees' rights.

Posted by: Ken at October 02, 2012 10:32 AM (3ar4L)

267 Easy solution to this.

Romney simply informs the defense contractors that after he wins, he will order the federal government to NOT pay the fines for these companies.

Obama does not get to go into this election without having these layoff notices hit mailboxes before it happens.


Posted by: Kristophr at October 02, 2012 11:11 AM (wYVte)

268 And if that weren't illegal enough

It's not illegal. No one will be charged with anything. You can call it illegal but nothing will happen. It's rule of man. We have big fucking problems if we don't reign this government in to a point where it's at least feasible they follow their own rules.

But at the moment, the reality is nothing they do is illegal and they can do whatever they want.

Posted by: entropy at October 02, 2012 11:13 AM (TULs6)

269 And after reading the other comments, it looks like everyone here had exactly the same thought hit them immediately.

It looks like Obama may be dumber than Biden.

Amazing.

Posted by: Kristophr at October 02, 2012 11:13 AM (wYVte)

270 Obama does not get to go into this election without having these layoff notices hit mailboxes before it happens.

The hell he doesn't.

Posted by: entropy at October 02, 2012 11:14 AM (TULs6)

271 SENATE AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD SEND A LETTER TO LOCKHEAD LETTING THEM KNOW IF THEY BREAK THE LAW, AND ROMNEY BECOMES PRESIDENT, THEY WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED. INFACT THEY WILL BE PROSECUTED

To say that, they'd have to come out in support of sequestration. They are opposed. No sequestration, no layoffs. No layoffs, no notices.

Posted by: entropy at October 02, 2012 11:18 AM (TULs6)

272 Who is stopping Obama from any illegal thing he has done in his ENTIRE LIFE!

This red diaper baby has been violating law from day one of his very life, and his social security number is from Connecticut... which is a felony for the rest of us. We are overthrown. Commie revolutionaries like Holder and Axelrod and Obama don't just leave once they have overthrown the legal structure, they dig in and start the killing of their enemies, which is coming up directly.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at October 02, 2012 11:49 AM (rRqaj)






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