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Fox & Friends: Republicans Pay to Reopen War Memorial While Obama Pays to Fund Museum of Muslim Culture

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If there was any doubt before (there wasn’t) that Fox News isn’t exactly a reliable news source, it has now been removed.

On Saturday our friends at Fox & Friends were shocked and appalled that the government shutdown was affecting the World War II Memorial. Last week war veterans were denied access to the memorial because it falls under the category of National Parks, which are closed as a result of the Republican-led government shutdown. Or, as Tucker Carlson believes, they were denied access because Obama wants to see them suffer.

The only reason they’re doing this is to make people suffer. It’s appalling! The government is acting as your enemy!” Tucker Carlson squawked.

But don’t worry your little bowtie off Tucker. Co-host Anna Kooiman, assured him that The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for the memorial to stay open during the shutdown. Well that’s awfully nice of them. And what’s Obama doing for the veterans? According to Kooiman, nothing! Instead, President Obama is offering to personally pay for a “museum of Muslim culture” during the government shutdown.

“The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for it to keep it open so that the veterans from Honor Flight are going to be able to go and see this because who did it honor? It honored them. It really doesn’t seem fair, especially — and we’re going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it’s the Republican National Committee who’s paying for this.” Kooiman said on the show.

Unfortunately for Anna Kooiman and her Foxy friends, Obama is not paying out of pocket for a museum of Muslim culture. He’s not even Muslim!!! The story originated from the satirical website the National Report, a detail that managed to get by Fox & Friends’ hard-working “fact-checkers”.

Now this isn’t the first time someone has mistaken a satirical website for actual news. China’s People’s Daily Online believed the Onion’s story that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was voted America’s “Sexiest Man Alive for 2012”, reprinting quotes describing him having an “air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side” and “impeccable fashion sense.”

The Canadian satirical news site The Lapine, wrote an article about Prime Minister Stephen Harper who reportedly told a crowd that he enjoys “twerking” but only does it with close friends and “every now and then with President Obama.” Insinuating the Harper mistook twerking for tweeting, the article was a hit with Canadians, many not realizing it was fake. I mean, Harper obviously knows what twerking is – he has a teenage daughter.

And that’s not the only twerking story that’s fooled people. A couple of weeks ago the National Report (again!) released a story that a small town in Louisiana had banned twerking, calling it a “defiant act against Jesus and his teachings”.  Considering the same small town banned Koreans for being “slanted-eye freaks,” I’m pretty sure it was a fake… But hopefully the twerking article was convincing enough that we’ll never have to see Fox & Friends’ Host Gretchen Carlson murdering the twerk again.

Via: Media Matters

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Obamacare Employer Mandate Get Delayed

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The Obama administration announced that it was delaying an Obamacare mandate that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health insurance.

The 2010 Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, requires that businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance that meets certain standards. But now the Obamacare empl0yer-mandate will be delayed until after the 2014 midterm elections because of the “complexity of the requirements” in the healthcare law.

Apparently many businesses complained that the reporting requirements were too complicated and they needed more time to prepare for the changes. Since counting employees and giving them insurance was too much to handle, the Obama administration decided it was easier to delay the law, thus giving the administration more time to simplify it, rather than explain it to employers.

So now employers now have until 2015 to extend healthcare benefits to their employees. The good news is that most employers already provide the coverage that the law requires. The bad news is that those who don’t probably treat their employees like crap and they need it the most.

The even worse news is that Republicans (and crazy Fox hosts) are now claiming this delay is the proof America needs to repeal Obamacare.

“The White House seems to slowly be admitting what Americans already know,” said Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, “Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced with common-sense reforms that actually lower costs for Americans.”

Fox News host and bow-tie enthusiast Tucker Carlson has just the common-sense reform needed! While guest hosting Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Carlson suggested that not only should the individual insurance mandate in Obamacare also be delayed, but that a black market system where Americans pay cash for healthcare services would be “far more efficient” than insurance.

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“For people who just want to be covered against catastrophic illness and don’t want to pay for other people’s hair transplants or sex changes, they’re out of luck… I keep hearing Democrats saying, the implementation of Obamacare at the end of the year is going to be a disaster — I can’t even use the profanities — a disaster,” Tucker said.

The National Review‘s John Fund agreed that Obamacare would be a disaster (a jobs disaster!) and that a black market heathcare system could potentially emerge.

“Which would be a far more efficient system, by the way,” Carlson declared.

Not sure what kind of moron would suggest a black market for healthcare, especially considering America already pays the highest cost per person, but it does seem apparent that his years of bow-tie wearing may have cut the oxygen supply to his brain.

Via: BBC News

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