Mr. Stompyfeet and the albatross

by Kelley Kruse on April 24, 2014

“We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.”  Like a stool sample.

Last week, Obama said the debate over Obamacare was over.  He went on to say “it is well past time to move on.”  Mr. Stompyfeet is tired of hearing how horrible his signature piece of legislation is.  All of this negative talk is making the Democrats look bad.  Wrong.  HE is making the Democrats look bad. Obamacare is the albatross around the neck of the Democratic party – and he put it there.  So if we stop talking about it, then maybe people won’t notice.  Ha!

Ah! Well a-day! What evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the albatross
About the neck was hung
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Obamacare is the albatross and we are supposed to move on, stop the debate?  Not on your life, because lives are the bottom line, not politics.  That said, this is an election year and we need to elect people who are going to help get rid of those who don the albatross.

So defiantly we go talking about the missing 46 million uninsured people, the primary force leading us into this hot mess.  Defiantly talking about the LIES. There is no debating the lies.  How can one debate the lies?  He lied.  He has lied so many times that the latest polls show that most Americans believe that he lies most of the time.  Why is that even a question on a poll?  Because we have a president that lies, that’s why.
- If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance.
- If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.
- Healthcare insurance premiums for an average family of 4 will go down by $2,500.
- Your health insurance was cancelled because it was substandard.

Lies, all lies.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet with several physicians and through them several more in their quest to repeal Obamacare.  I met Dr. Jane Orient last year. I read an article of hers last evening, and found  another reason that the conversation is far from over.  Here is a snippet from that article.

Some estimate that at least 40%—possibly much more—of the $2.7 trillion poured into the “health care system” does not buy a single doctor visit, x-ray, aspirin, wheelchair, hospital meal, or anything else recognizable as medical care. It buys compliance officers, planners, form filling, paper shuffling, coding, insurance and hospital executives—and a lot of graft and corruption. It’s an attractive target for fraudsters, even organized crime. And a lot of this is paid for with pre-tax dollars.

In my interview with Dr. Mandes Kates for this article, he said:

First of all, I have decided not to use the word “Obamacare”. Calling the PPACA “Obamacare” is like calling your used car “Greg” or “Vince” (after the salesman). As for ending the debate, I don’t think so. This law has had a profound negative impact on me, my family, my partners and our employees. I am not speaking only about financial impact. Stress levels have gone up exponentially. We spend, it seems, most of our waking hours not on direct patient care, but on trying to comply with the PPACA. And many of its key components have been delayed. This does not bode well for the future of American health care.

So, sorry Mr. Stompyfeet.  The debate is not over.  We are not moving on.  The conversation has just begun.

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The Unintended Humor of Liberalism.

by Dejah Thoris on April 23, 2014

How can anyone take liberals and anything they say or argue for or against seriously?

I am asking the question much more than rhetorically, because I can’t.  I can’t even argue with the least intelligent of them anymore; and that used to be a regular Friday night for me.  This is just a sample of what I saw on the Interwebs yesterday:

Liberal compares fracking to slavery, Reagan versus Obama Recovery, and Worst Yet to Come for Obamacare.

We have a group of people who are telling us that the computer models say we are all going to burn up, but they can’t get the local weather man to use the same technology to tell me the weather this weekend.  From comparing fracking to slavery (which is like discussing and advocating for how much a fish needs a bicycle) to the continued Wizard of Oz fantasy of hoping we won’t look behind the curtain on everything from the IRS, Benghazi, and Obamacare, I feel like I woke up in Bizarro World.  Is it a big joke?  Are Kit, Kate and I the only ones not in on the punch line?  Most days I wish it was, but sadly, it isn’t.  The world we live in is getting dumber in general, but there is some hope for the future.  Maybe all those trees we planted are making enough oxygen to enlighten even the Occupy crowd.

I know this, because we are starting to see many people, some of them formerly from the LIV crowd, wake up to what is happening around them and seeing things like how maybe corporations making a profit isn’t so bad, that having energy come to you the moment you flip the light switch is awesome and how having First World problems is a much better alternative to not having them.

PMSNBC is seeing the lowest ratings for their shows ever, only 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror (down from 39% in January and is the most pessimistic assessment since April 2011), and then I saw this from the EveryTown idiots and spit my coffee nearly all over my screen.

I don’t know if liberals know this or not (my guess is “no” because they are the most blissfully self unaware people on the planet), but if you can’t figure out how a bullet works, which is pretty much how fire works, you have exactly zero business telling anyone how to live their life, what car they can drive, what they can eat or what freedoms they may or may not exercise.  Liberals are wholly unqualified to speak intelligently on any topic of any political or societal significance.  I know this because I had a professor in college who said that in order to make your own argument solid, you had to be able to intelligently articulate the points or contentions of the opposite side.

So how about it liberals?  Anyone want to argue how fracking isn’t slavery?  Does anyone in academia want to take a crack at explaining why keeping the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is a good thing?  How about someone getting that miserable hag Amanda Marcotte to explain how a high school senior asking out Miss America isn’t sexual harassment?  Any of the wizards of smart got an argument for why everyone should just buy their own health insurance?

We all know the answer to these assertions.  It is because of this knowledge that liberals are some of the most unintentionally funny and dangerously stupid people to ever steal oxygen from those who would put it to greater and more productive use.

It is without debate that the times are still dangerous, because of this gang and their cronies that is in charge for the moment and I wouldn’t trust them to walk me to my car, let alone lead a country.  I am not certain of our victory, but as I look around and see the changes that the liberal media complex is trying so hard to hide, I am certain of their defeat.

And the unintentional humor I find in their hand wringing and caterwauling leaves me with feelings of hope for the future.

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Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Isn’t Worth More Than Yours

by Ericka Andersen on April 22, 2014

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Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy — to me — was pretty expected. I mean she’s a woman in her mid-30s who’s been married a few years, I’m surprised it didn’t happen earlier. I’m baffled by the fact that people are actually debating how this will have some kind of effect on Hillary 2016 but hey, that’s what they do in election season (which is always with Hillary it seems.)

Pro-choicers had trouble dealing with conservatives who pointed out that the Clintons said Chelsea is pregnant with a “baby” and not a “clump of cells” — as pro-choicers like calling unborn babies when they are not wanted.

Having a baby and being pro-choice are not incompatible, they point out. Pro-choicers don’t conceptually dislike having babies (as the founder of their beloved Planned Parenthood apparently did)  – but they’ll just take the babies they find situationally convenient.

Tara Culp-Ressler  at Think Progress wanted to clear up a looming misconception, writing “It’s possible to believe you are carrying a baby and choose to end the pregnancy anyway.”

Yes, it’s possible. It’s even legal — but the weight of that sentence hangs heavy. I’m glad she admits that many people choose to end their pregnancies knowing full well they are ending lives (many pro-choicers won’t say it) — but…like someone who leaves a newborn for dead or terminates a third trimester, fully developed baby (as many pro-choicers oppose), how could you?

The value of a human life is not based on a mother’s personal circumstances. The worth of a human life stands alone. We don’t get to decide which life is worth saving and which is not. Pregnancy means it’s already happened. It means you could fast forward 100 years and roll the tape of their lives — full of love and heartache and careers and children and perhaps the elderly death we all hope for.

You could actually just fast forward a couple of months when they will be a crying bundle of newborn, at which point this country actually protects their new lives and places value on them. At which point, murdering them would be unacceptable. At which point, most women would realize what exactly it was they almost did to this pink-faced, 10-fingered human being in their arms.

Ressler calls abortion “a complicated moral choice.” Well, not really…It’s not complicated if you actually believe you’re carrying a human life inside your body — and really, who doesn’t believe that about pregnancy? You’d have to be in complete denial of how we were all made to think otherwise.

A “complicated moral choice” may come if a child is diagnosed with a serious illness that may kill them before birth or if carrying a pregnancy to term will kill the mother. There are certainly “complicated moral choices” when it comes to abortion but a healthy woman carrying a healthy baby isn’t one of them.

So I’m happy for Chelsea Clinton and I wish her all the best with her baby. But her baby’s life is worth no more than that of thousands of others being ended today in the wombs of their “mothers.”

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The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” —Lord Acton

Another day, another report of far lefties stealthily trying their darnedest to rig our electoral system and usher in permanent progressivism, our Constitution be damned. This time it’s in the form of eliminating the role of the Electoral College, established by our Founding Fathers during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Last week I read with a skeptical grain of salt a story from Mr. “Romney Will Win By a Landslide” Dick Morris about the Left’s quiet attempt at circumventing our Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College’s role in presidential elections, replaced with a popular vote model. My gut reaction was that ol’ Morris was grandstanding. Seems it’s true. Under the National Popular Vote Compact model, each of our fifty states would award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote, rather than to the candidate who wins the state’s vote. The effort has been quietly snaking its way through many state governments. The compact needs 270 votes in order to take effect, and has already gained the signatures of governors in Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Vermont, California, Rhode Island, and Washington. New York’s Governor Cuomo recently pledged his states’ 29 electoral votes in support of the measure, bringing the total votes to date to 165. It has also gained approval by at least one legislative body in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon. And—here’s a shocker—the District of Columbia, with three electoral votes, has also signed the agreement.

Notice any obvious similarities with this particular group of states? Morris points out that “all of those ratifying voted for Mr. Obama, as did eight of the 10 one-house states.” The movement is being pushed by the Center for Voting and Democracy, an election group partly funded by none other than George Soros.

Current Electoral College Map

Current Electoral College Map (click to enlarge)

But it’s not only conservatives, who’ve also been oft accused of attempting to rig the system in their favor, sounding the alarm. Liberal attorney Alan Dershowitz is against this obvious run-around our Constitution. Rather than the regular amending process requiring two-thirds majority of each house of Congress and three-quarters of the states, this proposal would take effect if and when a simple majority approves it.

“…the compact ‘certainly violates the spirit of the Constitution. Plainly, the founders of the Constitution did not intend for there to be a conspiracy among certain states to essentially abolish the Electoral College…The amendment probably would not succeed, but to use this method of circumvention, it seems to me would encourage other states to use other methods of circumventing the Constitution when it came to racial equality or other things,’ Dershowitz said.

And though former Michigan Representative Pete Hoekstra, a Republican, says it’s a discussion worth having, circumventing our Constitution, and the voices of the governed, is not the way to do it.

“‘It’s a serious discussion. It’s a debate worth having. If we’re going to change it, let’s do it the appropriate way: Get the super-majority votes in Congress, have the states ratify it, have a national debate.’”

It conjures up the secrecy of ObamaCare. If it’s such a grand idea, why the cloak and dagger treatment?

While the National Popular Vote Compact faces an uphill battle to collect the 270 votes it needs for implementation, I’m firmly in the Watch Them With An Eagle Eye camp. Given that we have one of the most irresponsible, disinformation-spreading media in recent history, we cannot count on them to keep us informed and outline honestly the dangerous ramifications of this proposal: Permanently altering our electoral system, rigging a centuries-old model in favor of Democrats whose base voters heavily populate cities and urban centers, forever silencing the voices of rural communities and less-populated states. With a complacent, distracted voting populace, hand-in-hand with the complicit media, this slap-in-the-face to our Founders might just have a fighting chance of being implemented, under the radar, bringing with it the guarantee of rampant voter fraud on behalf of forced progressivism. While a popular vote model may seem harmless on its surface, these three words are all we need to convince us that this “tyranny of the majority” is a very, very bad idea: President Al Gore.

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Right to Secede Resolution Moves Forward in Wisconsin

April 21, 2014

Last week the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the Wisconsin GOP was voting at committee level on a resolution upholding the right to secede.  In case you missed it, it’s now being reported that the resolution went through, and is set to be voted on by the full convention at the beginning of May. Gov. Scott […]

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General Mills Reverses New Policy After Media Backlash

April 21, 2014

We reported last week that General Mills was forcing consumers into arbitration and blocking their ability to sue the grocery giant—even in cases of known false advertising or worse. GM has been sued for such things as calling their granola bars “all natural” when in reality they contained all manner of highly processed chemical-based ingredients […]

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Christian Intolerance? Remember Persecuted Christians this Easter

April 20, 2014

Christians everywhere are observing the Easter holiday this weekend. Some of us here in America will be in church; singing songs and thinking of Sunday dinner, while others of us will enjoy family gatherings and egg hunts. Yet for believers who live in hostile and restricted nations, this is a particularly dangerous time. This, from […]

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Brandeis University Gender Studies Faculty Behind Petition Against Ayaan Hirsi Ali

April 19, 2014

I thought that I could not be more shocked, or further outraged, by the unbelievably offensive behavior of Brandeis University — and then I was proved wrong. According to The Other McCain, the petition that led to the rescinding of an honorary degree in Social Justice Studies from feminist and exposer of the truth about Islam, Ayaan Hirsi […]

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General Mills Says If You Like Them on Facebook Then You Cannot Sue Them

April 18, 2014

While this is a departure from my normal litany of NSA abuses and federal overreach, this one couldn’t be passed up.  General Mills, maker of all the yummiest GMO-infested cereals, “fruit” snacks and other Things That Taste Good But Are Bad For You, has decided to include changes to its privacy policy that make it […]

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The Yellow Star Revisited

April 17, 2014

In a frightening move reminiscent of 1930′s Germany, Jews in eastern Ukraine were greeted with pamphlets today telling them they had to register “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated.”  Denis Pushilin, the head of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” said that even though his name was on the pamphlet, he […]

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