Friday Round Up

Read this, then get on with your weekend.

Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law
The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president’s signature health overhaul law — a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.

H/T Norm at Bearing Drift for reminding us you release the news you don’t want people to notice on Friday afternoon.
Treasury: Ya Know, That Solyndra Loan Was Probably Illegal

Treasury Department officials testified Friday that they’ve never in their careers seen the government handle a loan quite like the Energy Department handled the $528 million in taxpayer dollars that was lent to failed solar firm Solyndra.

These People aren’t Protesters, They are Professional Freeloaders
Michelle Malkin, Red County

Unlike tea party activists who focused like a laser beam on politicians in both parties responsible for redistributing wealth to Big Business cronies by force, the Occupy Wall Street movement is everywhere and nowhere. The entitled Kamp Alinsky Kids are poaching WiFi and trespassing on private property under the guise of “social justice” but in plain service of themselves.

The President’s incredibly shrinking Virginia bus tour
Norman Leahy, Bearing Drift

But give the President credit for this: he’s not giving up on campaigning in Virginia entirely. Just most of Virginia. And particularly those places where his presence would actually benefit Republicans.

IRD Challenges Religious Left over Support for Wall Street Occupation
The Institute on Religion and Democracy

“The many college age Wall Street occupiers concerned about college debt and real world responsibilities can be possibly excused for youthful naiveté. But middle-aged church activists, some of whom may be trying to relive their street activism of 40 years ago, should show more discernment and wisdom.”

Born On This Day
1644 – William Penn, English founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)
1890 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1893 – Lillian Gish, American actress (d. 1993)
1894 – E. E. Cummings, American poet (d. 1962)
1916 – C. Everett Koop, 13th United States Surgeon General
1939 – Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer
1975 – Floyd Landis, American cyclist

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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