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GEMS FROM ELSEWHERE NOT TO MISS

Email solicitations for 3 dollar contributions from Carville and Biden are classless, stupid and desperate.

Today’s Hysteria From the Democrats

MY LAME EXCUSE

 

Try typing on a computer with a keyboard that has 30 keys for the 26 letters and hides the Y in the lower left corner of the keyboard and you will begin to understand what I am up against.  Several keys have 3 symbols.  Press only the 8 key and you get the number 8 as expected.  But you also need to use the 8 key somehow to type the question mark and the backward backslash.  There is both an ALT key and an ALT GR key and another key to type a double S (SS).  And I don’ t know where the @ is at.  I have not found it anywhere.

All this is just one reason posts have been so sparse while I am overseas on this trip.  Don’t ask why I don’t use my own laptop that I brought along.  You wouldn’t want to hear that story too.  New posts may be sparse until after I get home on Sept 5th.

 

RYAN ROMNEY RALLY ROCKS — 10,000+ PEOPLE SHOW UP

Wisconsin is Paul Ryan’s home state and what a rousing reception he received!  More than ten thousand plus cheering fans came in threatening weather to greet Ryan and Romney in the town of Waukesha.

Ryan was born and raised about 60 miles away in Janesville which is a modest sized town in fly-over country.  That means it is down home America and Paul Ryan is Janesville’s Mr. Smith who went to Washington.  Romney called his running mate “someone who is a leader . . . who has real character, who loves America,”.  That’s a change we can hope for.

When the cheering subsided Romney got serious.

“If you follow the campaign of Barack Obama, he’s going to do everything in his power to make this the lowest, meanest negative campaign in history. We’re not going to let that happen.

Mr. President, take your campaign out of the gutter and let’s talk about the real issues that America faces.”

Someone near the stage started heckling the candidates Romney handled the heckler very well.  Romney faced the person and said “You ought to find yourself a different place to be disruptive because here we believe in listening to people with dignity and respect.”

We are coming to a fork in the road and if we take the path to the left it will be so precipitous there may be no turning back.  It will be the proof that Tocqueville was right.  One reason Ronald Reagan was so loved is that he had great faith in the American people, in you and I, to do the right thing when all the chips are down.  If we choose the path to the right it will be proof that Reagan was right.

PLANTING HATRED

Republicans vs Women.  What’s not to love about that headline?  Everything.  It’s from the New York Times.  Okay, It’s an editorial so one needs to allow some leeway but isn’t that over the top… or better said, under the bottom?  How about “Democrats vs. Children” for an opinion article about mid-term abortions?  Or “Democrats Against Democracy” for an opinion piece about preserving the integrity of the voting process?

The Editorial starts with this howler

“Republicans have not given up on their campaign to narrow access to birth control, abortion care and lifesaving cancer screenings.”

Really?  Republicans are against life saving cancer screenings?

”A new Republican spending proposal revives some of the more extreme attacks on women’s health and freedom that were blocked by the Senate earlier in this Congress. The resurrection is part of an alarming national crusade that goes beyond abortion rights and strikes broadly at women’s health in general.”

That statement by the Times doesn’t make the hurdle to be called hate speech.  However, asserting that Republicans are fighting life saving cancer screenings and spending taxpayer money in a campaign against women’s health in general does plant hate in the minds of the paper’s readers, many of whom are naive enough to believe such drivel.  It seems Republicans have always engaged in “extreme attacks on women’s health”, this is just a revival, a “resurrection” of a perpetual battle against women.

Love flows naturally in the human race.  Hatred needs to be stirred.  As the nation’s leading newspaper, The New York Times has the biggest spoon.  Unfortunately, they are neither careful nor truthful in how they use it.

WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE ELECTED DICTATOR

One thing that annoyed my father to no end was people who dumped spoonfuls of sugar into their tea and never stirred it because that would make it too sweet. It’s something my uncle Eddy did all the time. Uncle Eddy is a story by himself but that will have to wait for another day. It will suffice for now that you to know Uncle Eddy was not my father’s brother. He was my mother’s brother, got it?

The sugar in tea thing was my father’s pet peeve. I am an apple that fell far enough from the tree to have peeves of my own. If I tell you all my peeves it will destroy my marriage. But I will share one — telephone poles.

In my acceptance speech I will vow to fight for enactment of a moratorium on telephone poles. What am I saying! If I were dictator I would have Obamapower, no need to ‘fight for’, I could just proclaim. Good. No new telephone poles; all new wiring goes underground. I am beginning to get giddy from the power already.
Unlike my predecessor, I am not very interested in changing the tides. Let them ebb and flow like they always have and keep the clams happy. Who am I to go up against Mother Nature, aka God?

Next up, the federal department of education. It’s gone. Gone back to the states. The federal government has no business dictating what they want taught to my kids. The teachers unions will not be happy because if a teacher doesn’t teach the teacher will be gone. Tenure — gone. Discipline will be back! I will put the teachers back in charge of the classroom. There is no higher calling than “teacher” and a teacher needs to have the authority that goes with the calling.

On to healthcare. Obamacare is gone. Not back to the states, just gone! The quality of healthcare in America is superb but the delivery system is horrible. I will fix the system without throwing the baby out with the bathwater. (Dictators can use as many clichés as they wish).

Tort law has to change. I considered Shakespeare’s advice in Henry VI — “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Too harsh I thought, just a little bit too harsh. We do need to keep a few because there really is such a thing as medical malpractice. But I will change tort law and set doctors free to practice patient medicine, not legal defensive medicine.

Commercials for prescription drugs will not be allowed. If I need a drug my doctor will prescribe it. Who am I to become my own physician by studying an advertisement?

Everyone will have to make a co-pay. Nothing creates greater demand and more waste than the words “It’s free.” I will establish clinics, good clinics, for the truly indigent and uninsured. Emergency rooms will be for emergencies when I am dictator.
I will close the southern border with modern technology, not wire and bricks. Penalties for crossing will be severe. Illegal immigrants who commit felonies will be sent back post- haste. But what’s done is done and cannot be undone. There are many good people here who took advantage of our laxities to make a better home for themselves in a better land. I will offer them a citizenship status where the only threat of deportation will be a criminal conviction. They can start working “on the books” and those who hire them will become law abiding citizens once again.

And when I become dictator you will still be able to buy those curly bulbs, but only if you want to.

SOFT TYRANNY AND THE POWER OF THE PURSE

Apple computers are in the process of becoming banned from purchase by employees of the city of San Francisco.  The ban is not because of any safety issues; it is not because Macs are made in China; it’s not because of any shortcomings in Apple products and it’s not because Apple has broken any laws.  It is because the company chose to drop out of an environmental program that is the ideology du jour of city officials.

San Francisco’s 50 departments and 28,000 employees will no longer be able to use city funds to buy Apple desktops, laptops or monitors because the Cupertino, California-based company dropped out of a rating system called EPEAT to track the environmental impact of computers.

To borrow a phrase from Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, the move by the city is an act of soft tyranny.  The impact on the company’s sales was made possible not by law but simply by the power of the purse.  Located just 30 miles to the south, Apple is a local boy to the City by the Sea.  Apple was the little company with the better product battling the rich and powerful Microsoft that that represented the establishment.  Like Volkswagens and Starbucks, the Mac took on some of the aura of the left.  But now many on the left are eyeing all that cash the company accumulated and thinks it’s Apple’s moral duty to spend it.  The conditions of the employees at the factories in China that build the computers have not escaped notice either.  Once a favorite, now Apple is a whipping boy of the left.

Apple dropped out of EPEAT because they were denied a favorable green ruling for a new product line.

At the heart of the controversy is the company’s newest MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which Apple designed in such a way that it’s difficult to disassemble for the sake of repairs, upgrades, and recycling.

So an international agency that rates a company on its greenishness gives an unsatisfactory rating to Apple because some of its new computers are hard to take apart. What’s next, a ban on Oreo cookies because a Swedish cookie rating agency says they are black on the outside, white on the inside and can be used as hate filled analogies?

Apple can survive a city ban; the impact will not even be noticeable.  But if a city can bring this off on such a frivolous basis, who is to say the federal government could not do the same?

GOVERNMENT-ONLY HEALTHCARE

As bad as Obamacare appears to be, it is even worse than it seems.  Passage of the Affordable Care Act was not the completion of a plan, it was the first step, a Trojan horse.  Read what Rick Unger had to say in Forbes on Dec 2, 2011.  Mr. Unger is not a Tea Party activist lamenting the coming end of patient controlled health care and Obama’s false promise of Choice.  Unger is a firm supporter of Obamacare.  He is not lamenting the end of private health care insurance; he is confirming and applauding it.

This is the true ‘bomb’ contained in Obamacare and the one item that will have more impact on the future of how medical care is paid for in this country than anything we’ve seen in quite some time.  Indeed, it is this aspect of the law that represents the true ‘death panel’ found in Obamacare—but not one that is going to lead to the death of American consumers. Rather, the medical loss ratio will, ultimately, lead to the death of large parts of the private, for-profit health insurance industry.

Why? Because there is absolutely no way for-profit health insurers are going to be able to learn how to get by and still make a profit while being forced to spend at least 80 percent of their receipts providing their customers with the coverage for which they paid.

In other words, the new law caps insurance company gross profit from insurance operations at 20%.  What a company manages to net out of that is up to them.  Unger acknowledges that it may not be enough to survive and he cries halleluiah to that!  The end of private insurance.

Today, [Dec 2, 2011] the Department of Health & Human Services issues the rules of what insurer expenditures will—and will not—qualify as a medical expense for purposes of meeting the requirement.

Not a chance-and they know it. Indeed, we are already seeing the parent companies who own these insurance operations fleeing into other types of investments. They know what we should all know – we are now on an inescapable path to a single-payer system for most Americans and thank goodness for it.

Note that it is the Department of Health & Human Services that sets the rules.  That means HHS can change the rules if their objective is not being met.  An act of Congress is not required.  SOTUS says Obamacare is a tax.  Taxation without representation, anyone?

If you thought that the Obama Administration chickened out on pushing the nation in the direction of universal health care for everyone, today is the day you begin to understand that the reality is quite the contrary. ~ Unger

As you heard Barney Frank and Barack Obama say in the video, single payer (government only) coverage is the ultimate goal.  As you will learn if you follow our upcoming coverage of the book Radical-In-Chief, the progressive’s strategy is incremental stealth.  If single payer is the goal, debate over percentages is pointless.  No private enterprise that needs a profit to survive can compete with a government that doesn’t.

The only way to stop government-only health care is to stop Barack Obama.  Come November, don’t let you vote go to waste.