Another week in the can, WFFOT

Scanning the headlines, so you don’t have to.

  1. PoliticiansWake The Hell Up!
  2. One in ten Californians with a mortgage are now in default.
  3. American Chemical Society rejects man-made global warming.
  4. Middle-class suicide.
  5. Towers of debt:  concerns shifting from residential to commercial market.
  6. Radical left will get to vote on single-payer government run healthcare.
  7. Preps:  more thoughts on declaration of a banking holiday.
  8. 10,000 Chinese “rioters” disappear.
  9. Sgt. Crowley shows class.
  10. HR 3200: Good for the people?  Good enough for Congress.
  11. Mike Steele:  Think about all the crap we’ve taken from the press (video)  Booyah!
  12. Stuart Smalley:  The meltdown begins.
  13. The Wrath of the Killdozer!
  14. Da Floooooo…. checklist.
  15. Churches and taxes. Nice job, Shane.
  16. Why won’t Keith Ellison release the details of his free trip to Mecca?
  17. Is it time for a third party?
  18. Dude! Where’s my stimulus?
  19. Thirty years ago:  NYT praises Ayatolla Khomeni as a saint.  Brillyunt!
  20. Mohammed Brand™ Condoms, from TNOYF
  21. Hamas sponsors mass child bride wedding … [subtitle, “Let’s give them a state]
  22. Two more Brit hostages believed killed.
  23. Cash for Clunkers has hidden surprise.
  24. Maggie’s Notebook:  Michelle disciplined?
  25. WaPo (still) hates HRC.    She should drink “Mad Bitch” Beer.  Milbank needs a whole keg of STFU.
  26. Shoes!
  27. Teachable moments and worthless photo-ops
  28. Coming to a Newspaper near you … Media PC:  a danger to your health.
  29. Belgium opens immigration floodgates.
  30. Zimbabwe:  A letter from the diaspora.

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Healthcare tactics

Cloward Piven meets liberal incrementalism.

Single payer healthcare is dead, for now. The socialists are falling back on their tried and true method of incremental change, as seen in this video…

You could have heard a pin drop

Hat tip to woofie at Free Republic for sharing these stories. He won’t vouch for their veracity, but that doesn’t keep them from being great stories …

JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded “does that include those who are buried here?

DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop

When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying, ‘Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.’

You could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying ‘Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?’

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: ‘Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?’

You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, ‘Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?’

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, ‘Maybe it’s because the Brit’s, Canadians, Aussie’s and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.’

You could have heard a pin drop.

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
“You have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”
The American said, ‘The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”
“Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France !”

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

Second Wave of Swine Flu Hits Mexico

México confirmó una segunda oleada de Gripe A.

[Mexico confirms a second wave of H1N1].

source and translation by H5N1 Blog

The Mexican ministry of health has confirmed a second wave of H1N1, causing ten deaths in just four days and obliging local authorities to impose new sanitary measures. Despite the suffocatingly hot temperatures everywhere in the country, the new outbreak of the virus has infected 632 persons. The southern region, especially Chiapas state, is the most affected.

Epidemiologist Hugo López Gateli, one of the directors of the National Center for Epidemiological Surveillance, said that cases in Chiapas “have exploded,” to the point that in less than a month the cases have quintupled. Actually, this state now lists 3,664 cases and 19 deaths. Yucatán, in the southeast, has had a similar experience, with the tripling of cases in a few weeks (rising from 683 to 1,906 cases). Mexico City (2,161 cases) is another of the regions with a high rate of infection.

Why Men Are Happier

email from bro-in-law …

“Men Are Just Happier People”

What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. Car mechanics tell you the truth. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park.

The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough . You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.

You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes — one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can ‘do’ your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.”

The forgotten war

Another great post from Michael Yon … Night Into Day”
posted by sat-phone from Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The photography is outstanding, and the writing is everything we’ve come to expect from Micheal Yon.

While you’re there, be sure to hit Mike’s tip jar!

A point to ponder

FYI: After viewing the video, I pulled out my Strong’s Dictionary of Bible Words to run a quick fact-check on the author’s claims.

It didn’t match up.

But, just to be sure, I cross-referenced with my copy of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.

Guess what?

It matched up, exactly as the video said.

I don’t know what to make of this yet. Coincidence or not, it is remarkable.

And, I believe I am supposed to tell you this:

Be strong. Be bold. Stand.

Tuesday Ten

1) The Obama State Department says it has revoked the diplomatic visas for four Honduran officials working in its interim government.

The announcement comes as the United States has been pressing for Honduras to allow the return of exiled President Manuel Zelaya. source

2) The Obama administration has turned off an electronic sign at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana that displayed pro-democracy and human rights messages to Cuban passers-by.

The news ‘zipper’ on the fifth floor of the American Interest Section in the Cuban capital had riled the government for the past three years.

But it is now shut down amid the administration’s efforts to engage with Cuba’s leadership that has already seen some U.S. sanctions eased. Source

3) Unchecked Global Warming Would Mean More Heat Waves, More Flooding, and Reduced Crop Yields in [Insert Your State Here], New Report Finds … Source

4) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the only Republican to support Sotomayor. The Senate cmte’s Dems voted unanimously for the Bronx native. Can you say “primary?” source

5) McCain Flip-flops on Missile Defense … The former Republican nominee for President, current U.S. Senator from Arizona, and minority Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain has chosen in his current position not to challenge Obama and this administration on their reduction of funding and deployment of missile defense, as he previously promised. source

6) House lawmakers voted 264-153 to approve the annual health and education spending bill that cut funding for Community-Based Abstinence Education. Also according to the Obama recommendations, Congress in late June chose not to renew the smaller abstinence-education funding initiative known as Title V.

Instead, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education and Labor money will be directed to a new $114 million initiative to promote contraceptives and explicit sex education. Source

7) Ten Things You’re Not Supposed to Know About the Swine Flu Vaccine … Source

8 ) George Voinivich blames GOP woes on Southerners. Gee. I thought the GOP’s problems could be traced straight to candy-assed Republicans like Voinivich. Source

9) Obama applies The Chicago Way to the non-partisan CBO, and voila! The analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said a government-run health insurance plan proposed by Democrats would not drive private insurers out of business, and most people would still choose to get their medical coverage through their employers. Source

10) It’s a Religion of Peace™ (part 470,914) “We are getting a glimpse of what happens when Muslims who refuse to accept American values and principles gain political power in an American community,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of Thomas More Law Center… . Source

Where American Stands Today

from Glenn Beck’s Website …..

glenn beckDear family and friends,

I don’t like being the bearer of bad news.  It’s difficult for me emotionally and mentally to continually bring the message that ‘bad times are coming’ and I know you’re growing tired of continually hearing the message of ‘prepare, prepare, prepare.’  There are times when I wish I could see the ‘green shoots’ that Ben Bernanke says are sprouting up or agree that the Obama Administration has “rescued the economy from the worst recession ever.
Continue reading

Mmmm, Bacon!

Want a great start to your week?

Hop over to TownHall, and read “blogger” (and former MSU Bulldog) Mike Adams’ latest ……

>>Here is the link

Sunday Linkage

Republican support needed for health care bill to pass. …link

Sen. Kent Conrad, the chairman of the powerful budget committee says Senate Democrats alone cannot pass President Obama’s ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care.

Joltin’ Joe Biden on the stimulus bill …“The act was intended to provide steady support for our economy over an extended period — not a jolt that would last only a few months.” [ed note:  whatever!]

As recently as June, at a roundtable in New York, Biden called the Recovery Act “an initial big jolt to give the economy a real head start.”

In March, the vice president said ”the Recovery Act, as we call it, provides a necessary jolt to our economy to implement what we refer as ‘shovel-ready’ projects.”

And in November, as a new White House in planning was assembling its new economic team, President-elect Barack Obama said: “The most important thing to recognize is that we have a consensus, which is pretty rare, between conservative economists and liberal economists, that we need a big stimulus package that will jolt the economy back into shape and that is focused on the 2.5 million jobs that I intend to create during the first part of my administration. We have to put people back to work.

Aaron Klein with a few  words on Gates-gate  …  a set-up?

A report from the responding officer, Sgt. James Crowley, said Gates was shouting so loudly it was impossible to talk on his police radio. Crowley said he handcuffed Gates after the professor shouted on the porch, “This is what happens to black men in America.”

Andrew Klavan is crap-tastic

He might have a silver tongue, but that doesn’t mean Pres Obama is not talking crap.  In fact, the crap talked by Barack Obama is some of the most craptastic crap talk a crap talkers has ever talked.

Steyn on “Climate Change You Can Believe In”

Ian Plimer puts it:

I’m a natural scientist. I’m out there every day, buried up to my neck in sh**, collecting raw data. And that’s why I’m so sceptical of these models, which have nothing to do with science or empiricism but are about torturing the data till it finally confesses. None of them predicted this current period we’re in of global cooling. There is no problem with global warming. It stopped in 1998. The last two years of global cooling have erased nearly 30 years of temperature increase.

Commercial Real Estate Problems near …

About 250 are in default or foreclosure, according to Irvine consulting firm Atlas Hospitality Group, and the number could double by year’s end. link


Malls and shopping
centers aren’t doing much better.

The weakening commercial real estate market is braced for a bust that experts say could cause even more damage to the local economy than the housing collapse.

“Any projects built in the last five years, especially those built near new residential developments, are at risk,” said Shari Olefson, a Tampa real estate attorney with Fowler, White and Boggs. “I’m hearing from a lot of owners who just want to walk away, just as homeowners are turning over the keys.”

And the Stupid Line of the Day™ goes to speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who informed us that the health care boondoggle is, in fact ….. A Stimulus! You can’t make this up …

source: Breitbart

A close second place for the Daily Stupid award goes to certain muslim leaders who refuse to use hand sanitizers containing alcohol, citing religious reasons … Last time I checked, swine flu is not a respecter of religion.

Obama Administration violates terrorism act

Would this be a high crime, or a misdemeanor?

The Obama Administration has transfered $200 million directly to the Fatah PA in violation of the criteria of the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006.

Amerisrael has the details …

Need another reason to use Firefox?

I saw a promo for a new Firefox plugin over at Gizmag, and thought it looked pretty interesting. What do you think?


Using the Firefox Vanish plugin, a user can create an email, a Google Doc document, a Facebook message, or a blog comment — specifying that the document or message should “vanish” in 8 hours. Before that 8-hour timeout expires, anyone who has access to the data can read it; however after that timer expires, nobody can read that web content — not the user, not Google, not Facebook, not a hacker who breaks into the cloud service, and not even someone who obtains a warrant for that data. That data — regardless of where stored or archived prior to the timeout — simply self-destructs and becomes permanently unreadable.

Now that’s a level of privacy that is sure to appeal to anyone who might be concerned that information contained in an email might become the next viral blog post.

Plus, if I’m reading the FAQ’s correctly, the Vanish system works hand in hand with any encryption program you are running, adding yet another layer of privacy.

How cool is that?

Click here to download Vanish.

Click here to learn more

hat-tip to the U-Dub research crew led by:

Roxana Geambasu | Yoshi Kohno | Amit Levy | Hank Levy

Record Debt, Record Spending, HR 3200

Record debt, record spending, and new freebies to encourage illegal immigration rather than enforce the border.

(See page 170 sec 401, and page 91 sec 204 in n2l’s critique of H.R. 3200)

Yet, Obama continues down another wrong-headed path.

But it does fit the Obama modus operandi. You may recall from the campaign, that candidate Obama characterized ICE immigration enforcement action as terrorist raids.

What? You mean you never heard anything like that from the MSM?

Well now, imagine that!

Here is a quick clip from Obama’s speech to La Raza.

Things Have Changed

Time for some Bob Dylan.

Or maybe just some industrial strength antidepressants.

WFFOT: Stupid gun tricks

The title gives it away, but you still must watch.

Heh

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WFFOT. You can’t fix stupid.

Pelosi blocks GOP healthcare mailing

Democrats are preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan, blocking the mailing by alleging that it is inaccurate.

source:  Roll Call

Suspending the franking privilege?

Smells like desperation to me.

Gunny G has more

Inside The House Health Plan, H.R.3200

This post is taken from LGF2, as the poster vapig posted the info after visiting the Mark Levin show’s website.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to find out what insidious government intrusions, and takeovers, are included in this bill, which the current resident of the White House is promoting, it will simply amaze you.
As a reminder of how atrocious this piece of legislation is, first the official chart of the House plan.

healthcare map

There is a man by the name of Peter Fleckstein (aka Fleckman) who is reading it and has been posting on Twitter his findings. This is from his postings (Note: All comments are Fleckman’s)

Pg 16: SEC. 102. PROTECTING THE CHOICE TO KEEP CURRENT COVERAGE. lines 3-26 of the HC Bill – OUTLAWS PRIVATE INSURANCE by forbidding enrollment after HR 3022 is passed into law.

Pg 21-22: SEC. 113. INSURANCE RATING RULES of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 29: SEC. 122. ESSENTIAL BENEFITS PACKAGE DEFINED: lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 30: SEC. 123. HEALTH BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Pg 42: SEC. 142. DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF COMMISSIONER of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

PG 50-51: SEC. 152. PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH CARE in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, ILLEGAL or otherwise.

Pg 58: SEC. 163. ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION HC Bill – Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Pg 59: SEC. 163. ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATIONHC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have DIRECT access to your BANK ACCOUNTS for electronic funds transfer. This means the government can go in and take your money right out of your bank account.

PG 65: SEC. 164. REINSURANCE PROGRAM FOR RETIREES is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions and community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 72: SEC. 201. ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE; OUTLINE OF DUTIES; DEFINITIONS Lines 8-14 Government is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control.

PG 84: SEC. 203. BENEFITS PACKAGE LEVELS HC Bill – Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85: SEC. 203. BENEFITS PACKAGE LEVELS Line 7 HC Bill – SPECIFICATION OF BENEFIT LEVELS FOR PLANS = The Government will ration your Healthcare!

PG 91: SEC. 204. CONTRACTS FOR THE OFFERING OF EXCHANGE-PARTICIPATING HEALTH BENEFITS PLANS Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation for illegal aliens!

Pg 95: SEC. 205. OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT OF EXCHANGE-ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS IN EXCHANGE-PARTICIPATING HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Government will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Government HC plan.

PG 102: SEC. 205. OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT OF EXCHANGE-ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS IN EXCHANGE-PARTICIPATING HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice!

pg 124: SEC. 223. PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES lines 24-25 HC No company can sue the GOVERNMENT on price fixing! No “judicial review” against Government Monopoly!!

pg 127: SEC. 225. PROVIDER PARTICIPATION Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ AMA – The Government will tell YOU what you can make.

Pg 145: SEC. 312. EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS EMPLOYEE AND DEPENDENT COVERAGE Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!!

Pg 146: SEC. 312. EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS EMPLOYEE AND DEPENDENT COVERAGE Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay 4 HC 4 part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149: SEC. 313. EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGE Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with payroll of $400k and above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

pg 150: SEC. 313. EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGE Lines 9-13 Business’s with payroll between $251k – $400k who doesn’t provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Pg 167: SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to Government will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Pg 170: SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195: HC Bill – SEC. 421. CREDIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYEE HEALTH COVERAGE EXPENSES Officers and employees of HC Administration (GOVERNMENT) will have access to ALL Americans financial and personal records!

PG 203: SEC. 441. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that!

Pg 239: SEC. 1121. SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE REFORM Line 14-24 HC Bill Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.

Pg 241: SEC. 1121. SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE REFORM Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.

PG 253: SEC. 1122. MISVALUED CODES UNDER THE PHYSICIAN FEE

SCHEDULE Line 10-18 Government sets value of Doctor’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally value of humans.

PG 265: SEC. 1131. INCORPORATING PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS INTO MARKET BASKET UPDATES THAT DO NOT ALREADY INCORPORATE SUCH IMPROVEMENTS. Government mandates and controls productivity for private HC industries.

PG 268: SEC. 1141. RENTAL AND PURCHASE OF POWER-DRIVEN WHEELCHAIRS. Federal Government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272: SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280: SEC. 1151. REDUCING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS The Government will penalize hospitals for what Government deems preventable readmissions.

Pg 298: SEC. 1151. REDUCING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS Lines 9-11 Doctors! Treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission? Government will penalize you.

Pg 317: SEC. 1156. LIMITATION ON MEDICARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PHYSICIAN REFERRALS MADE TO HOSPITALS Lines 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership and investment! Government tells Doctors what and how much they can own!

Pg 317-318: SEC. 1156. LIMITATION ON MEDICARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PHYSICIAN REFERRALS MADE TO HOSPITALS lines 21-25, 1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion – Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand!

pg 321: SEC. 1156. LIMITATION ON MEDICARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PHYSICIAN REFERRALS MADE TO HOSPITALS Lines 2-13 Hospitals have option to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg 335: SEC. 1162. QUALITY BONUS PAYMENTS Lines 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing

Pg 341: SEC. 1162. QUALITY BONUS PAYMENTS Lines 3-9 Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.

Pg 354: SEC. 1177. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS TO RESTRICT ENROLLMENT – Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! OMG! My sister has Downs Syndrome!!!

Pg 379: SEC. 1191. TELEHEALTH EXPANSION AND ENHANCEMENTS Government creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee Can you say HC by phone?

PG 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 4-12 Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life

Pg 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 17-19 Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

PG 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death!

PG 427: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 15-24 Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends!

Pg 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 1-9 An “advance care planning consultant” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

PG 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 10-12 “advance care consultation” may include an ORDER 4 end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV

Pg 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 13-25 – The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 11-15 The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

Pg 469: SEC. 1302. MEDICAL HOME PILOT PROGRAM Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472: SEC. 1302. MEDICAL HOME PILOT PROGRAM Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489: SEC. 1308. COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SERVICES The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage

Pg 494-498: SEC. 1308. COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SERVICES Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

Hat tip to Vapig. Thank you!

There will be more, much more, on this outrageous Marxist scheme.

Zelaya stole millions from central bank

from The Washington Times:

Honduran officials are investigating allegations that President Manuel Zelaya and his chief of staff stole millions of dollars from the central bank before the military ousted Mr. Zelaya last month, according to a senior Honduran official, government documents and other evidence.

A security video from the Central Bank of Honduras made available to The Washington Times shows officials entering the bank June 24 and withdrawing large amounts of Honduran currency. The money was driven to the office of Mr. Zelaya’s chief of staff, Enrique Flores Lanza, according to depositions by three witnesses to Honduran prosecutors.

Government documents and testimony by the three say that about $2.2 million was taken.

Perhaps this previously unreported video will provide President Obama with a face-saving way to reverse his support for Zelaya.

It is time for the United States Government to get on the side of the Honduran people in their attempt to restore democratic rule.

Obama’s top USSC agent fired

Already on record as detesting Americans who “get bitter and cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards those who aren’t like them,” President Obama fired a top member of his Secret Service detail who  had reportedly grown tired of overhearing personal gripes by the Obama Family about certain demograhics in the United States.

Apparently the First Family expresses a great deal of antipathy towards those who aren’t like them.

Imagine that.

Here is the report from Liveleak.com:

Update: Liveleak.com has issued a statement saying that this story is unverifiable.

obama fires secret service agent “A Secret Service Agent, responsible for protecting President Obama, was fired today under questionable reasons, according to top aides. The Agent was reportedly tired of overhearing personal gripes by the Obama Family about certain demograhics in the United States. The Agent, who has not been identified as of today, brought his concerns straight to the President Obama, who later had him removed.”

Barack Bottom Credibility

“The same folks who controlled the White House and Congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue — believe it or not — that health reform will lead to record deficits. That’s simply not true,”

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Barack H. Obama –  7/18/09

What a completely asinine statement, on so many levels.

Obama’s credibility is heading toward Rock Bottom.

Barack Bottom, that is.

If you believe anything this man says, you’re either one of his cultists, a member of the state-run media, or you’re just not paying attention.

Monday Jam

Steely Dan proves that they are more than just a good studio band, with this version of Deacon Blues

Or, maybe it’s the reference to Alabama and the Crimson Tide, since college football season is getting closer.

Oh yeah, 47 days, I figure.

The thread is open, and the jamming light is lit.  Please feel free to post your tunes in the comments section.

Zelaya makes Diebold blush, Noriega jealous

from Babalu blog:

A Catalan newspaper is reporting that Honduran authorities have seized computers found in the Presidential Palace belonging to deposed president Mel Zelaya. Taking a page right out of the leftist dictator’s handbook, these computers, according to the news report, contained the official and certified results of the illegal constitutional referendum Zelaya wanted to conduct that never took place. The results of this fraudulent vote was tilted heavily in Zelaya’s favor, ensuring he could go ahead and illegally change the constitution so he could remain in power for as long as he wanted to. ACORN, I’m sure, is taking notes.

This is the man that the OAS, the UN, and the Obama State Department want the Honduran people to reinstall as their leader.

The United States government is on record, and on the wrong side.

Obama must withdraw his support for Zelaya.  Failure to do so is willful negligence, and worse than Jimmy Carter’s disgraceful support for Robert Mugabe in 1979.

And now, yet another leftover from the Carter years, Danny Noriega,  is attempting the same end run around the Nicaraguan constitution.  Same playbook.  The usual cast of characters.

We need a man to stand up in the Democrat administration.  Hillary, where are you?

Sarah Palin:Feared And Fearless!

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This Gallup poll was released a few days ago, and from my perspective, it didn’t receive the attention it deserved, particularly the info in the above graphic.

For those who fear Sarah Palin, or are terrified of her, as well as being jealous, this is not the direction their persistent assaults on her and her family is intended. Interestingly, the notion she is not sophisticated enough, or experienced enough, comes from the same people who support/ed our current resident of the White House, the most incompetent, unqualified, least experienced, and least known person to ever hold this office.

In a Washington Post Op-Ed, Sarah Palin lays waste to the “Cap and Trade” legislation the House passed.

Can America produce more of its own energy through strategic investments that protect the environment, revive our economy and secure our nation?

Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama’s energy cap-and-tax plan.

This piece by Gov. Palin could not go without challenge, from the George Soros cabal. Who did they trot out first to challenge/impugn her? As humorous a choice as possible, Sen. John Kerry.

MoveOn.org began e-mailing members Tuesday, asking them to fund a rapid response ad blasting Palin’s op-ed. Soros’ group said Palin was positioning herself as the face of conservative opposition to Obama’s energy policy, telling supporters her op-ed was “a marvel of misinformation and outright lies.”

That last quote is more accurately applied to the Soros cabal, and the numerous prevaricators on his pay roll.

Then there were others who decided to weigh in on her Op-Ed, as indicated by this posting at Conservatives4Palin.

As could be expected, Governor Palin’s common sense assault on this huge government intrusion into the private sector stirred a hornet’s nest of panic among the liberals and their allies in the mainstream media. Conor Clarke of The Atlantic immediately responded, as if on cue, with an incoherent attack which was promptly and thoroughly debunked by Rob Harrison. Even one of the bill’s sponsors, Representative Ed Markey (D., Mass.), felt compelled to respond in The Daily Beast and, as with Mr. Clarke, his misinformed tirade was quickly taken apart, this time by R.A. Mansour.

Rush Limbaugh did weigh in on the Gallup poll with his commentary on 16 July, and as is his custom, cuts through the fog and finds the substance of the issue.
Wake Up, GOP! Liberals Fear Sarah Palin Because the Voters Love Her.

She has 72% approval in Palin in the Gallup poll. Political gurus and pundits — these yapping yammerers all over TV; Palin trashers in the Republican Party; the sordid, looking-down-the-nose, low-wattage elitists — you might call the office here to figure out what’s going on. This is not going to sit well with the elites in the Republican Party, the country club, blue-blood, Rockefeller Republicans. They don’t like her nearly as much as the Democrats don’t like her, but I think this is huge: 72% after a year in which she has been a target of literal political destruction. Folks, I’m just telling you: If there are any of you wimpy, wishy-washy Republicans out there who so desperately want to have a candidate that the sophisticates in the media in Washington and New York approve of, you are guaranteed to secure the Republican Party defeat after defeat after defeat. If you’re going to let them pick our nominee — which happened last time, by the way.

To further illustrate her ascendant favorable polling, despite the vicious attacks on her, I found this info at the Governor Palin 4 President blog.

It is nice to see Sarah Pac advertising on the Drudge Report. Especially since Drudge Report has often been in the top twenty visited sites in the world. In 4 months Sarah Pac brought in just under $800,000 and all of the donations were in small amounts. This is great news because it demonstrates Governor Palin has large grassroots support (unlike Romney).

Since July 3rd, donations have increased 100 fold, in 3 weeks, nearly doubling the total nearly meeting Romney’s $1.6 million. What is most encouraging for Governor Palin & Sarah Pac is the number of supporters more than triples Ronmey’s which in the end equals more votes, a much larger base and a huge grassroots campaign already in-place & nationwide.

That info reinforces the Gallup poll findings in more than an anecdotal manner. Yet, the LameStreamMedia, if it mentions Gov. Palin at all, does so with condescending and derisive reporting. Their frustration at not being able to influence more to their scripted plan of destruction must be excruciatingly painful.

The fear and loathing, while most pronounced on the left, is not to be overlooked on the self-anointed GOP elites. Victor Davis Hanson had an excellent piece last week, that has since been posted at several different sources.
Why the Elitist Hatred Toward Palin?

In short, if Palin is a “nutty puppy,” these Washington and New York insiders are a deranged pack of rabid dogs. Why, though, the venom?

An excellent question, to which he supplies numerous explanations.

Another example of the self-anointed elites disdain for Gov. Palin comes from an article at American Thinker concerning one Peggy Noonan, and in my opinion, is as accurate a description of the D.C.-NY “yammerers” as any I’ve read, and one that makes me chuckle, each time I read it.
Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin Jealous!

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. You don’t understand it. Sure, maybe she has accomplished a few things (like the $26 billion dollar natural gas pipeline deal, restructuring Alaskan government, and taking an ice pick to corrupt politicians). But she has no style, no pizzazz — she just does stuff. But so do you — and you can’t understand why you don’t get the same adoration. After all, didn’t you go before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission and not just protest, but elegantly protest — so said The New York Times — a 16-story tower a developer wanted to build in your ritzy Upper East Side Manhattan neighborhood? Sarah Palin wouldn’t have done that; she’s not brilliant enough to understand preservation. She probably would have looked at the jobs the construction would create and given it a déclassé “Hell yeah!”

There is more that can be gleaned from the Gallup poll, as well as others, but suffice it to say she is a political force that cannot be easily disposed of by the self-anointed elites, right or left, and it is their chagrin that I pleasure in.
You go, Super Sarah!!

Finally, a few words from Jackie Mason on the most popular Governor in America, and the fear that they reveal.

*UPDATE*
Ron Paul is off of his meds…again!

*CROSS-POSTED*
LGF2 and Urban Grounds.

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