Saturday, July 18, 2009

Obama Beyonce "Single Ladies" Spoof! (Video)

I love these spoof videos!

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How Barack Obama's Health Care Plan Failed Badly in Massachusetts (Video)

Barack Obama's health care idea has been tried before -- and has failed miserably -- in Massachusetts under another David Axelrod charge, Governor Deval Patrick.

I know the liberals like to blame Massachusetss problem on Mitt Romney, but come one; he's been out of office for a bit, no? Oh wait; Liberals always blame the other side of aisle whether it's justified or not.

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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Nelson Mandela's fans celebrated the anti-apartheid icon's 91st birthday Saturday by emulating him with good deeds, reading to the blind, distributing blankets to the homeless or refurbishing homes for AIDS orphans.

God bless Mr. Mandela.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes Into Wisconsin Home (Video)


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Betsy McCaughey Discusses The Lies and Myths Of Obamacare Legislation on The Mark Levin Radio Show (Audio)

McCaughey is a former Lieutenant Governor of New York under George Pataki and is a constitutional scholar and patient's rights advocate. She has an extensive resume of commentary on healthcare policy.

McCaughey wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal last month on this same topic:

Last September Sen. Barack Obama promised that under his health-care proposal "you'll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves." On Monday, President Obama repeated that promise in a speech to the American Medical Association. It's not true.

The president is barnstorming the nation, urging swift approval of legislation that is taking shape in Congress. This legislation -- the Affordable Health Choices Act that's being drafted by Sen. Edward Kennedy's staff and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee -- will push Americans into stingy insurance plans with tight, HMO-style controls. It specifically exempts members of Congress (along with federal employees; the exemptions are in section 3116).

Members of Congress "enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country," according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They "can choose from among consumer-driven and high deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health saving/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or fee-for-service (FFS) plans, and their preferred provider organizations (PPO), or health maintenance organizations (HMO)." These choices would be nice for all of us, but they're not in the offing. Instead, if you don't enroll in a "qualified" health plan and submit proof of enrollment to the federal government, you'll be tracked down and fined (sections 3101 and 6055).

For a health plan to count as "qualified," it has to meet all the restrictions listed in the legislation and whatever criteria the Secretary of Health and Human Services imposes after the bill becomes law. You may think you're in a "qualified" plan, but the language suggests that only plans with managed-care controls such as the "medical home" will meet the definition (sections 3101 and 2707).

"Medical home" is this decade's version of HMO-style insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office, with a primary-care provider to manage your access to costly services such as visits to specialists and diagnostic tests. Medical home providers in "qualified" plans, states the Kennedy bill, will have a "payment structure" based on "incentives" rather than payments for each doctor visit or procedure (section 3101).

These requirements are reminiscent of the unpopular controls HMOs imposed two decades ago that caused public outrage and led to state laws reining in abuses. In December 2008, a Congressional Budget Office report evaluating early drafts of major federal health insurance proposals noted that "medical homes" were likely to resemble the HMO gatekeepers of 20 years ago if cost control is a priority.

That report specifically referred to a payment incentive called the "withhold." When HMOs became dominant in the early 1990s, they would withhold 10% or more of physicians' fees until the end of the year and give it back only to the physicians who met targets for limiting how many referrals to specialists or diagnostic tests their patients used.

The targets were so stringent that, if they were exceeded, what a doctor prescribed for you came out of your doctor's own pocket at the end of the year. This set up a conflict of interest between you and your doctor.

Mr. Obama tried to put a positive spin on such cost controls in his June 13 weekly radio address. He said "if doctors have incentives to provide the best care, instead of more care, we can help Americans avoid unnecessary hospital stays, treatments and tests that drive up costs." Fair enough -- if you want your doctor paid to police your care and to be financially penalized for that extra test or referral you get.

It is reasonable to require that people who accept a government subsidy for health insurance tolerate cost controls to protect taxpayers. But according to the terms of the Kennedy bill, you must enroll in a "qualified" plan or face a fine, even if you and your employer are paying the entire cost of the plan you already have (section 161).

The president has promised that if you like your plan you can keep it. Mr. Kennedy's bill says that too. It's doubletalk, as the consequences of nonenrollment make clear. How big a fine will you face? The bill doesn't specify or set a limit. It says the fine will be enough to "accomplish the goal of enhancing participation in qualifying coverage" (section 161).

If legislation similar to the Kennedy bill lands on Mr. Obama's desk, he has an obligation to keep his promises to the American people and veto it. And whatever health-insurance law is passed should apply to members of Congress. If it isn't good enough for them, it shouldn't be imposed on the rest of us.

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Is One Of MSNBC's Monitors Tuned To Bravo? (Video)

Look closely at the upper left TV monitor behind the host. Is it tuned to... Bravo?

No wonder MS-NBC comes across as living in a fantasy land when reporting the news! They can't separate fact from fiction!

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Weekly Address: Obama vs. Kyl On Healthcare (Video)

President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his broad health care overhaul, calling it fiscally sound and urging Congress not to squander its moment to pass reform.

Fiscally sound? This bill won't add to the deficit? How can it not!?!?!? Are you kidding? Does anyone know what color the sky is in Obamaland?

Jon Kyl makes the case against socialized nationalized "rationed" Obamacare.

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NBC's Brian Williams: Walter Cronkite Was An "Icon" (Video)

NBC News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams comments on the night that legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies at age 92. "He was the icon," Williams said of Cronkite. "Our dinner couldn't be served until he said, 'That's the way it is' at the end of the broadcast."

"Walter Cronkite lived one of the great American lives."

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Chris Dodd: If We Need Teddy For A Vote, He'll Be Here (Video)

Senate Healthcare Committee Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd talks about how happy his longtime friend Sen. Ted Kennedy, battling brain cancer, was when a healthcare bill was recently passed. Dodd says if they need another vote on a healthcare bill soon, "We may need him down here... He can be here."

What is this like a pinch hitter? With all due respect to Sen. Kennedy, can anyone explain why he yas yet to retire? Is he really serving the people of Massachusetts effectively by NOT being in Washington? Seriously! Certainly, I wish him well in his recovery, but isn't it time to focus on his health and allow someone else to step in who can serve Massachusetss?

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The Difference Between Canada and the U.S. Health Care Systems (Video)

Sally C. Pipes understands Canadian health care. As the former Assistant Director of the free-market Fraser Institute, she lived under Canada's national health care system.

Today Pipes is president of the Pacific Research Institute and author of the new book, The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care. She spoke at the Cato Institute July 15, 2009.

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Senator Quashes Treasury’s Bid for Humorist After Job Posting Published On Drudge!

Drudge posted this recently on his site:

This is a sources sought notice and not a request for quotations. The purpose of this announcement is to seek qualified contractors with the capability to provide presentations for The Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD), Management Meeting with experience in meeting the objectives as described herein.

The Contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour, Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace, the close relationship between humor and stress, and why humor is one of the most important ways that we communicate in business and office life. Participants shall experience demonstrations of cartoons being created on the spot. The contractor shall have the ability to create cartoons on the spot about BPD jobs. The presenter shall refrain from using any foul language during the presentation. This is a business environment and we need the presenter to address a business audience.

Upon completion of the course, participants shall be able to:

• Understand the importance and power of humor in the workplace in a responsible manner
• How to use talents in a creative way that adds humor to everyday experiences
• Alleviate stress in home and the office
• Know how and why humor is important to communication
• Improve work-place relationships
• Prevent burn-out

The Hill reports:

The chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee quashed an effort by the Treasury Department to hire a cartoonist after the link to the job ad was posted on the Drudge Report.

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) contacted the Treasury Department to complain after Matt Drudge’s web site linked to a want ad for contractors with the “ability to create cartoons on the spot about [Bureau of the Public Debt] jobs.”

The cartoonist was sought to provide presentations for the Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt, Management meeting, according to the ad.

“The contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace [and] the close relationship between humor and stress,” the ad stated.

Several conservatives on Capitol Hill found it highly amusing that the Bureau of Public debt found it necessary to resort to humor in order to ease the stress of management meetings at a time when the federal deficit is ballooning.

But Dorgan didn’t find it so funny.

“Of all the agencies, the Bureau of Public Debt should know that there is very little that is funny about today’s economic conditions,” Dorgan said in a statement. “I understand the need for motivation in the workplace, but I think we have a greater motivation to save the taxpayers some money.”

The Bureau of Public Debt cancelled its plan to hire a cartoonist after Dorgan intervened.

“I’m glad that the agency that deals with our public debt came to their senses and stopped their plans to hire a contractor to create cartoons in the workplace,” Dorgan said.

Wesley Denton, a spokesman for Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a leading fiscal conservative, laughed when he heard about the Treasury Department ploy before turning serious.

“It’s ridiculous and shows how out of touch they are with regular Americans,” he said. “Other Americans are worried about putting food on the table and don’t have time to goof around.”

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Joe Biden Strikes Again: ‘We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt’


CNSNews reports:

Vice President Joe Biden told people attending an AARP town hall meeting that unless the Democrat-supported health care plan becomes law the nation will go bankrupt and that the only way to avoid that fate is for the government to spend more money.

“And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.”

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.

“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you.”

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White House Fires Back At ABC's Jake Tapper Over Obama and His Muslim Roots (Video)

Apparently Jake Tapper is getting some heat from The White House over this blog post.

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Firefirghter Frank Ricci Responds To Sotomayor Testimony (Video)

New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci on testifying against Sotomayor.

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White House "Blackmails" Senator Jon Kyl (Video)

Greta van Susteren interviews Sen. Jon Kyl about his desire to cut-off stimulus funds and the White House's "blackmailing" of him. Four of Obama's Cabinet members wrote a letter to the Arizona Governor with threats over Kyl's statements.

Just another Alisky-esque attack from Team Obama! Unreal they get away with these childish games.

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Penn Jillette Discusses Perils Of National Health Care With Glenn Beck (Video)

Cato Institute Fellow Penn Jillette and John Stossel join Glenn Beck to discuss health care, the nanny state, Canada and more.

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Congressional Budget Office (CBO): Barack Obama Health Care Plan Will Raise Costs (Video)

CBO official: ObamaCare will cost the government more money, not save money. I have been arguing this point for months! Obamacare will not work and it will only serve to further destroy America.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Joke at Sotomayor Hearing; "We're Going To Do That Crack Cocaine Thing" (Video)

Sen. Sessions misspeaks while talking about reducing crack cocaine sentencing guidelines, but sounds like he's looking forward to "doing crack."

Crack jokes are always funny.

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Fox News' Megyn Kelly Slams Sen. Bernie Sanders About Taxing The Wealthy Up To 60% (Video)

Megyn Kelly discusses the Dems proposal to tax the "wealthy" up to 60% is some cases.

It's amazing how Sen. Sanders, an alleged "independent", uses the Liberal "war on capitalism" attack to defend the outrageous tax hikes. Kelly absolutely destroys him while all he can do is demonize Wall Street and like a politician, refuses to actually answer the question.

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Rep. Eric Cantor Offers Pro-Life Amendment (Video)

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Michele Bachman: The Impact of Mandatory Health Care Coverage on Small Businesses (Video)

Rep. Bachmann appears on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto to discuss how under the Democrat's health care proposal, employers must offer health care coverage or pay a fee. The last thing we need right now with unemployment nearing 10% is such reckless policy that will prove disastrous for small businesses - the true job creators for our country.

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Pat Buchanan: "This Has Been A Country Built, Basically, By White Folks" (Video)

Pat Buchanan discusses Sonia Sotomayor on "The Rachel Maddow Show".

It may come across as racist, but if you listen to the entire clip he makes the point against affirmative action.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sean Hannity and J.C. Watts Discuss Perils of Nationalized Health Care (Video)

Click image to enlarge.

A closer look at how nationalized health care system would function.

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CNN Makes Fun Of Obama's Mom Jeans At All-Star Game (Video)

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, shouldn't the "cool, hip" President have some better fashion sense? Or at least a Fashion Czar?

Michelle Malkin has more.

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Maj. Stefan Cook Fired From Pentagon Pressure After Winning Legal Case Over Legitamacy Of Obama's Birth Certificate (Video)

World Net Daily has been tracking this story:

The Department of Defense has compelled a private employer to fire a U.S. Army Reserve major from his civilian job after he had his military deployment orders revoked for arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

According to the CEO of Simtech Inc., a private company contracted by the Defense Security Services, an agency of the Department of Defense, the federal government has compelled the termination of Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook.

Cook's attorney, Orly Taitz, wrote in her blog that Simtech CEO Larry Grice said he would try to find another position within the company for Cook, but nothing is currently available.

The Department of Defense does contracting in the general field of information technology/systems integration, at which Cook, a senior systems engineer and architect, was employed until taking a military leave of absence on July 10 in preparation for his deployment to Afghanistan.

"Grice told plaintiff, in essence, that the situation had become 'nutty and crazy,' and that plaintiff would no longer be able to work at his old position," Taitz wrote.

Grice made clear that it was Defense Security Services that had compelled Simtech to fire Cook, Taitz wrote.

According to the report, Grice told Cook "there was some gossip that 'people were disappointed in' the plaintiff because they thought he was manipulating his deployment orders to create a platform for political purposes."

The Simtech CEO then discussed Cook's expectation of final paychecks, without any severance pay, and wished the soldier well.

Messages left with Grice's office had not been returned at the time of this report.

"A federal agency (such as the Department of Defense, acting through the Defense Security Services Agency) clearly violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if it takes or fails to take (or threatens to take or fail to take) a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant because of any disclosure of information by the employee or applicant that he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety," Taitz wrote.

"What has happened in the present case of Stefan Frederick Cook is that a federal agency appears to have taken action against Stefan Frederick Cook's private employer, Simtech, Inc., which is a closely held corporation owned and operated by members of a single family, who are as much victims of the Department of Defense's heavy-handed interference with plaintiff Cook's private-sector employment as is plaintiff Cook himself."

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Sen. Tom Coburn Says Dem Health Care Plan Will 'Absolutely' Kill More Than It Will Save (Audio)

"Comparison right now. Last ten years - a million more Americans are alive than otherwise would be if they had a Canadian health care system," Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Thursday on "America's Morning News."

Sen. Jim DeMint wrote a great op/ed in the Washington Examiner a few months ago on the dangers of national health care.

In Great Britain last year, a 24-year old woman named Katie Hilliard was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The disease has since spread to her lungs and lymph nodes. In October, she took time off from her course of chemo and radiation therapy to marry her fiancée because, in her words, “We didn’t know how ill I would get.”

The family of Claire Everett does know. She died in September, of the same disease, with her parents, husband, and two-year old son by her side. She was 23.

Both could have been diagnosed early and possibly saved by a routine screening test. But the British National Health Service does not allow women under the age of 25 to receive that test.

These kinds of stories are commonplace in nations with government-controlled health care, with good reason. As the miracle workers in the global medical research field develop treatments to keep us alive and healthy much longer than ever before, the costs of health care inevitably rise. Government health services looking to cut costs usually choose to ration coverage.

In Great Britain, Canada, Sweden, and elsewhere, government bureaucrats decide which patients may receive which treatments based on how beneficial the treatment will be – beneficial to the government, that is, not the patient.

The process by which government health departments decide who gets what is called “Comparative Effectiveness Research” (CER). And you might be surprised to know there was more than $1 billion allocated for CER in the so-called economic stimulus bill passed last month by Congress.

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British National Health Service: Teen Sex Can Be Fun, Healthy! (Video)

British students told an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away!

Is this the future of natural health care?

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor, Al Franken Both Perry Mason Fans (Video)

It turns out Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and Sen. Al Franken were both Perry Mason fans as kids. The two reminisced at Senate confirmation hearings on Wednesday.

Well hell! I guess that qualifies each of them for their respective leadership positions! Woo! That Al Franken is a real hoot!

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Former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork on Sonia Sotomayor: The 'Wise Latina' Is Not Qualified (Video)

Okay...maybe he's just bitter... blame the beard, man. Blame the beard...

Read more at Newsweek:

The View From 1987
Decrying judicial activism, Robert Bork says choosing Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court was 'a bad mistake.'

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Sonia Sotomayor on "Wise Latina" Comment: 'My Words Failed' (Video)

Pressed by Sen. Cornyn, Judge Sotomayor tries to clarify her 'wise Latina' comments.

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Sen. Jon Kyl Advocates Cutting Off Wasteful, Useless Stimulus Funding! (Video)

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Bombshell: Deployment Orders Revoked for Soldier Challenging Obama's Birth Certificate (Video)

A US soldier has refused to be deployed, citing the fact that Barack Obama is not the legitimate Commander-in-Chief because he was not born in the United States.

World Net Daily reports:

A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending deployment orders.

"We won! We won before we even arrived," she said with excitement. "It means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate – and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!"

She continued, "They just said, 'Order revoked.' No explanation. No reasons – just revoked."

A hearing on the questions raised by Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, an engineer who told WND he wants to serve his country in Afghanistan, was scheduled for July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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Obama Is Lying! He Supports the Fairness Doctrine

A statement released by the Obama Campaign in June 2008. It stated, "Senator Obama does not support re-imposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters. He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible. That is why Senator Obama supports media-ownership caps, network neutrality, public broadcasting, as well as increasing minority ownership of broadcasting and print outlets."

Wait, isn't forcing "network neutrality" with government intervention, which is what this statement says he supports, exactly what the fairness doctrine is? Wouldn't that means he pretty much supports it?

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Where's The Stimulus Money? What's Taking So Long? (Video)

Rep. John Mica on speed of stimulus spending. Why the hold up?

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Beck "Lose[s]" His "Mind;" Screams At Caller: "Get Off My Phone You Little Pinhead!" (Video)


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New Al Qaeda Tape: U.S. Poses Grave Danger To Pakistan (Video)

Bin Laden's deputy, Al Zawahri, turns Pakistanis against U.S. in new tape.

Weren't the terrorists supposed to turn over a new leaf with all the "change" that has come to Washington?

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Obama: You'll Be Hearing From Us Until Congress Passes Health Care (Video)

Are you threatening me?

Nancy Pelosi wants an "Obamacare" Bill passed by the end of July.

Why? Because it's a political power grab to create another entitlement that encourages people to rely on government for every facet of their lives, a.k.a. socialism/communism. This is a horrible idea. It has never worked anywhere it has been tried. Just ask the British or the Canadians.

President Obama launched his "bold" nationalized health-care plan.

Just as Rahmbo The Ballerina said never let a good crisis go to waste, Obama has used the economic crisis as the impetus for passing his radical nationalized health-care agenda.

It's our view, that the President is not terribly concerned with actually fixing the economy.

Instead, he will use smoke and mirrors to covertly pass a radical Socialist agenda, establish a vast power grab for voting supremacy, and attempt to implode America from within.

The Obama Budget contains a $634 Billion "down payment" on national health-care that will ultimately top $1 Trillion!

Sneaky Democrats on Capitol Hill quietly sneaked "stealth-care" into the $800 Billion CRAPulus Socialism Bill.And all of this crap to get health care that Europe has proven as a complete and utter failure.

British PM Gordon Brown recently issued an apology for a "Third World Hospital".

Sen. Jim DeMint wrote a great op/ed in the Washington Examiner a few months ago on the dangers of national health care.

In Great Britain last year, a 24-year old woman named Katie Hilliard was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The disease has since spread to her lungs and lymph nodes. In October, she took time off from her course of chemo and radiation therapy to marry her fiancée because, in her words, “We didn’t know how ill I would get.”

The family of Claire Everett does know. She died in September, of the same disease, with her parents, husband, and two-year old son by her side. She was 23.

Both could have been diagnosed early and possibly saved by a routine screening test. But the British National Health Service does not allow women under the age of 25 to receive that test.

These kinds of stories are commonplace in nations with government-controlled health care, with good reason. As the miracle workers in the global medical research field develop treatments to keep us alive and healthy much longer than ever before, the costs of health care inevitably rise. Government health services looking to cut costs usually choose to ration coverage.

In Great Britain, Canada, Sweden, and elsewhere, government bureaucrats decide which patients may receive which treatments based on how beneficial the treatment will be – beneficial to the government, that is, not the patient.

The process by which government health departments decide who gets what is called “Comparative Effectiveness Research” (CER). And you might be surprised to know there was more than $1 billion allocated for CER in the so-called economic stimulus bill passed last month by Congress.

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Sen. Coburn Does 'Ricky Ricardo' To Sotomayor: "You'll Have Lots Of Splainin' To Do" (Video)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Lands In Olbermann's Worst Persons (Video)

The website earns a spot in Keith Olbermann's "Worst Persons in the World" segment after waiting all of three days to step in and take action on a message board thread making racist comments about the Obama family, after a photo of daughter Malia wearing a T-shirt with a peace sign on it was released.

Free Republic still sucks!

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Obama On All-Star Game: `I Want to Loosen Up My Arm' (Video)

President Barack Obama told White House reporters his strategy for throwing out the first pitch at Tuesday night's baseball all-star game.

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BETRAYED! TOTUS Crashes During Obama Speech! (Video)

President Obama's best friend, the teleprompter, crashes to the ground during a speech! Eerily symbolic of his plummeting poll numbers, no?

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Sotomayor Explains Her "Wise Latina" Comment (Video)

She is still a radical racist, just like the man who nominated her.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

EXPOLSIVE Obama puts radical Globalist Marxist, anti-American, anti-Human as Science Czar

Obama's science Czar, John P. Holdren has openly pushed for one world government (or as he calls a "Planetary Regime"), redistribution of wealth, population control, has made anti-American comments and has made anti-Christian comments.


When Barack Obama nominated John P. Holdren as his Science Adviser last December 20, the president-elect stated "promoting science isn’t just about providing resources" but "ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology." In nominating John Holdren, his words could scarcely have taken a more Orwellian ring.

Some critics have noted Holdren's penchant for making apocalyptic predictions that never come to pass, and categorizing all criticism of his alarmist views as not only wrong but dangerous. What none has yet noted is that Holdren is a globalist who has endorsed "surrender of sovereignty" to "a comprehensive Planetary Regime" that would control all the world's resources, direct global redistribution of wealth, oversee the "de-development" of the West, control a World Army and taxation regime, and enforce world population limits. He has castigated the United States as "the meanest of wealthy countries," written a justification of compulsory abortion for American women, advocated drastically lowering the U.S. standard of living, and left the door open to trying global warming "deniers" for crimes against humanity. Such is Barack Obama's idea of a clear-headed adviser on matters of scientific policy.

First Lab on the Left

All of these positions are consistent with a man who began his career as a "dissident scientist." Peter Collier remembers Holdren working by day at a national laboratory and by night writing for Ramparts, the intellectual journal of the New Left. Holdren has authored numerous books and journal articles with his mentors Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the infamous doomsayers who predicted overpopulation would force most of the world's population to perish during the 1980s "great die-off." Holdren has gone on to a distinguished academic career in his own right. A longtime professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Teresa Heinz Kerry used her late husband's tax-exempt billions to endow a chair at Harvard for Ehrlich's disciple; Holdren is now the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, where his (and her) ideas influence the next generation of policymakers. Holdren himself has a background in political "philanthropy," serving for 14 years on John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Board of Trustees, steering its grants to far-Left organizations. He also pursued the intersection of science and diplomacy by joining the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an organization founded during the Cold War by former nuclear scientist and fellow traveler Joseph Rotblat. Pugwash hewed to the Communist Party line and was subsequently feted by Czechslovakian and Polish Communist leaders.

The Neo-Malthusians

Holdren gave a clear indication of his philosophical views in the 1977 book Ecoscience, which he co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich. [1] In its pages, the authors noted, "The neo-Malthusiasn view proposes...population limitation and redistribution of wealth." They concluded, "On these points, we find ourselves firmly in the neo-Malthusian camp" (p. 954).

Economist Thomas Malthus is one of the most literally anti-human theorists in human history. He viewed overpopulation as the fount of all woe, but one which could be staunched with enough blood. In "An Essay on the Principle of Population" Malthus wrote, "All the children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons...if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use...and court the return of the plague." Like their intellectual forebear, Holdren and the Ehrlichs proposed their own acceptable sacrifice to the environment.

Compulsory Abortion for American Women

The trio prescribed a rigidly enforced, government-imposed limit of two children per family. Holdren and the Ehrlichs maintained "there exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated." Hiding behind the passive voice, they note, "it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society." (Emphasis added.) To underscore they mean business, they conclude, "If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" (pp. 837-838). Moreover, if the United States government refuses to take proper measures, they authorize the United Nations to take compelling force.

"A Comprehensive Planetary Regime"

Holdren believed a world government might play a moderate role in the future: setting and enforcing appopriate population levels, taxing and redistributing the world's wealth, controlling the world's resources, and operating a standing World Army.

Such a comprehensive Plenetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable...not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes...The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade...The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits...the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits. (p. 943.)

Part of the power wielded by this "Regime" would be in the form of a World Army. The trio wrote that the United States must destroy all its nuclear arsenal. But this would not render us defenseless against Communist aggression. "Security might be provided by an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force...The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization" (p. 917, emphasis added).

Far from distancing himself from this wooly-headed notion as he matured, Holdren explicitly reaffirmed it in his 1995 Nobel Prize acceptance speech on behalf of Pugwash, declaiming, "The post-Cold-War world needs a more powerful United Nations, probably with a standing volunteer force -- owing loyalty directly to the UN rather than to contingents from individual nations." As recently as last January, he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) the world needs "a universal prohibition on nuclear weapons, coupled with means to ensure confidence in compliance." (Emphasis added.)

U.S. Blood and Treasure for the UN

The redistribution of blood and treasure were high priorities for Holdren, et. al. They advised the "de-development of overdeveloped countries...should be given top priority" (p. 926), and such nations -- e.g., the United States and the developed West -- should "divert their excess productivity into helping the poorer people of the world rather than exploiting them" (p. 931).

How much wealth redistribution would be sufficient? The authors favorably cited a proposal that "the rich nations devote 20 percent of their GNPs for ten or fifteen years to the task of population control and development of the poor countries." They comment, "We believe an effort of this magnitude is not only justified but essential." (p. 925). Reaffirming the goal in his 1995 Nobel speech, he stretched this to a program "sustained over several decades." (Emphasis added.)

He detailed the mechanism for global socialism just two years ago. In a February 2007 report of which he was a coordinating lead author, urges the United Nations to undertake "a global framework" that is "more comprehensive and ambitious" than the Kyoto Protocol. Holdren states the UN must mandate "A requirement for the early establishment of a substantial price on carbon emissions in all countries, whether by a carbon tax or a tradable permit approach." Although he prefers a global carbon tax presided over by a United Nations-strength IRS, he is open to a stringent global cap-and-trade program. However, that program must contain: "A means for transferring some of the revenue produced by carbon taxes upon, or permits purchased by, countries and consumers with high incomes and high per capita emissions to countries and consumers with low incomes and low per capita emissions" (pp. 70-72). (Emphases in original.)

Every Man a Duke

His thirst for economic redistribution (read: socialism) is not limited to foreign affairs. In a chapter of Ecoscience entitled "Changing American Institutions," Holdren and the Ehrlichs call for a "considerably more equitable distribution of wealth and income" in the United States, offering in passing, "Possibly this would be achieved by some formal mechanism" (p. 875). Might that mechanism perchance be government force? The text praises an economist's plan to limit American achievement at a $100,000 maximum annual salary, or just under $350,000 in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation (p. 850). Such would be the most socialistic proposal made in modern times. Even Huey Long allowed men a million dollars a year, in 1934.

"The Meanest of Wealthy Countries"

But the intervening years have not been pleasant ones for such as Holdren. In a 1995 article co-written with Paul Ehrlich, he lists among the factors preventing a "sustainable" world such "Underlying human frailties" as "Greed, selfishness, intolerance, and shortsightedness." These, he expounds, "collectively have been elevated by conservative political doctrine and practice (above all in the United States in 1980 92) to the status of a credo."

Holdren blasted his country last January before the AAAS as "the stingiest among all" wealthy nations in its development of the Third World, making us "the meanest of wealthy countries." He summed up his view of the U.S. budget by favorably quoting Robert Kates: "Too much for warfare, too little for welfare."

Making You Poorer For Your Own Good

The function of such welfare is twofold: to enrich citizens of the Global South and to impoverish Americans for their own good. In a 2006 paper, Holdren noted that reducing "GDP per person" -- that is, cutting your personal wealth -- also reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions. True, it is "not a lever that most people would want to use to reduce emissions"; "People are not getting rich as fast as they think, however, if GDP growth is being achieved at the expense of the environmental underpinnings of well-being" (pp. 15-16).

Holdren addressed the economic costs of his massive restructuring of the economy some 32 years ago, acknowledging it "will entail considerable retraining and temporary unemployment in the workforce" (p. 853). Yet he continues to support economy-crushing energy taxation. In a 1997 press conference, he surmised that if alternative energy sources were to get a foothold, either they "would have to get a great deal cheaper, which seems unlikely, or natural gas would have to get considerably more expensive. The latter is actually a good idea." One is hardly encouraged to learn that last December, environmentalist Dr. James Hansen sent a four-page letter via Holdren to "Michelle and Barack." (Hansen wrote it as surgeons in Vienna placed a stent in his wife's chest following an unexpected heart attack.) His personal note to "John" states, "When gasoline hits $4-5/gallons again, most of that should be tax." Five months earlier, Holdren rated Hansen "one of the most distinguished climate scientists in the world."

Anti-Military, Anti-Christian Statements

Dr. James Hansen may be in Holdren's good graces, but neither the military nor the Apostle Paul are. Holdren and company warn, "Civilians should realize that peace and freedom from tension are not viewed as an ideal situation by many members of the military-industrial-government complex. By and large, professional military officers, especially field grade and higher, hope for an end to international tensions about as fervently as farmers hope for drought" (p. 918).

And in their eyes, what soldiers are to war, Jesus is to the climate. "The Christian concept of life in this world, as voiced by Saint Paul, that 'here we have no abiding city,' for example, conceivably could help explain why some people show rather little concern for the long-term future of the global environment or for the well-being of future generations" (p. 807).

P.S.: He's Frequently Wrong

With a values system like this, it should come as little surprise that Holdren is frequently mistaken about his alleged field of specialization, environmental science -- often tremendously so. As with Ehrlich, he has been predicting global catastrophes since the 1970s, beginning with the global cooling scare. Modern critics have noted his role in Paul Ehrlich's famous wager with Julian Simon: Holdren chose five metals that he believed would be more expensive in ten years' time due to scarcity, while Simon predicted each would be less expensive. A decade hence, Ehrlich's group was $1,000 poorer (a chance to reduce their carbon footprint, perhaps). Holdren advised Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth, a film that by one scholar's count contained 10 pages of falsehoods, exaggerations, distortions, and ignored evidence.

And there is the little matter of his prediction a billion people will die within the next 11 years.

Paul Ehrlich recorded that in 1986 Holdren predicted "carbon dioxide-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020." Holdren reiterated this view in Newsweek just two years ago. When he faced Senate questioning this February 12, only one man, Sen. David Vitter, R-LA, dared to ask him about his failed predictions. The Washington Post reported Holdren's response as a brilliant riposte, artfully parrying the query. On the contrary, the transcript shows Holdren actually reaffirmed that he still believes one billion people may die within the next 11 years from a climate-related drought:

Vitter: So you would stick to that statement?
Holdren: I don't think it's likely. I think we should invest effort - considerable effort - to reduce the likelihood further.

Vitter: So you would stick to the statement that it could happen?
Holdren: It could happen, and ...

Vitter: One billion by 2020?
Holdren: It could.

Vitter managed to show Holdren was wrong on yet another front: just two years ago, he wrote that current emissions levels could cause the a 13-foot rise in sea levels. Under cross-examination, Holdren admitted science's most dire estimates are now half as much as Holdren pronounced just two years ago. Yet this "expert" will have the ear of the president in setting scientific policy.

Criticizing Holdren = "Crimes Against Humanity"?

Holdren reacts to correction the way a rattlesnake reacts to sudden movement: with velocity and venom. As long ago as the early 1970s, he and Paul Ehrlich engaged in a campaign to silence fellow radical Barry Commoner, a onetime fringe presidential candidate, because the latter viewed technology as more damaging than overpopulation. More recently, he co-authored a scathing, 11-page attack against Bjorn Lomborg for having the temerity to question Green-Left orthodoxy. Yet that pales in comparison to his view of some global warming "deniers."

Last July 3, as an advisor to the Obama campaign, Holdren appeared on the radical program "Democracy Now!" hosted by Amy Goodman. Goodman asked him about comments made by his friend Dr. James Hansen (see above). Specifically, Hansen said, "large energy companies are guilty of crimes against humanity, if they continue to dispute what is understood scientifically and to fund contrarians, and if they push us past tipping points that end up destroying many species on the planet and having a huge impact on humanity itself." Goodman asked Holdren if he agreed "the CEOs of large energy companies are guilty of, should be tried for crimes against humanity?"

Holdren replied: "I couldn't really say. I'm not qualified to assess what the heads of oil companies, past or present, have done in this domain. My understanding is that Exxon, in particular, did fund a variety of small think tanks to generate what amounts to propaganda against understanding of what climate change was doing, the human role in causing it. Whether that sort of activity really constitutes crimes against humanity is something for people more embedded in the legal system than I to judge." He went on to say heads of oil companies now were more "enlightened" on carbon emissions, so "I guess I would find the statement that all oil company CEOs, past and present, are guilty of crimes against humanity is maybe a little bit over the top." (Emphasis added.)

In other words, he hedged his bets, pleaded that he was not a legal scholar, but still held out that at least some of the CEOs may well be guilty of crimes against humanity. His reply to whether American citizens should be tried for a capital offense because they exercised their First Amendment rights to disagree with him was a firm maybe.

DDT: A Truly Malthusian Policy

The lack of correction has led to a correlative lack of introspection. This author could find no retraction of his 1977 statement, "In our opinion, no biologist has made a greater contribution to humanity in this century than Rachel Carson" (p. 854). Carson's primary contribution, through banning the DDT on erroneous grounds, has been the preventable death of 50-90 million souls in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

In a way, Holdren's support for Carson is a microcosm of his entire philosophy: a deadly and ill-conceived policy based on false evidence of potential harm, whose catastrophic impact has been the opposite of that intended -- never retracted, never regretted, never reconsidered. Such a reflexively self-reverential tone is unhelpful in any public servant. John Holdren's globalist, redistributionist, Malthusian views could prove more damaging for the world than those of his hero.

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Sen. Sessions Destroys Sonia Sotomayor During Hearings (Video)

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Rush Limbaugh: On Sotomayor, Sen. Sessions "Was So Good, State-Run Media Had To Rebut" Him (Video)

Rush then aired portions of Sens. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) statements. Sessions was so good, said Rush, that the state-run media had to rebut him.

"LIMBAUGH: So Russ Feingold: A couple of words that Sonia Sotomayor said taken out of context. You mean, like, macaca? George Allen saying macaca -- we heard about that for weeks and months as The Washington Post and the Democrats sought to destroy Allen; he'd been a congressman, a governor, and a senator.

Sotomayor's comments are much worse than macaca; and they're frequent, and they are long-held. You see how this race thing works, folks. If you're a liberal, nothing you say can be held against you."

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Dem Casts Chief Justice Roberts as Activist Judge During Sotomayor Hearings (Video)

Here they go again!

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Pat Buchanan: "Todd Palin Ought To Hold Levi's Head Underwater Till The Thrashing Stops" (Video)

Levi Johnston is the father of Todd and Sarah Palin's grandchild.

Here is the bashing he is referring to:

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Sen. Lindsey Graham on Obama's Racist Sonia Sotomayor [Hearings]: 'Unnerved by Your Speeches' (Video)

She is a racist. She is radical. And unfortunately, she will be confirmed.

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Senator Russ Feingold Defines "Judicial Activist" During Judge Sonia Sotomayor Hearing (Video)

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Robert Gibbs: Americans 'Can't Wait' For Obamacare (Video)

Really? He didn't ask my opinion. Shocking!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Eric Cantor On The Stimulus, The Economy, Health Care And The Future of The GOP (Video)

This morning, House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) appeared on Fox News Sunday's "Right Now" segment to discuss the economy, health care and future of the Republican Party.

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Obama Trips Over Himself...Literally! (Video)

This is good stuff, very Gerald Ford-esque Mr. President! At least Bush never stumbled like THIS!

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Remembering Tony Snow (Video)

FOX News pays tribute to its former anchor and one-time George W. Bush White House Press Secretary Tony Snow on the 1-year anniversary of his passing.Tony Snow died at the age of 53 from colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and three children.

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Obama's New Fascist Show, 'Dancing With The Czars' (Video)

A pox on all these Czars! 32 and counting?

The problem with the "Czars" is they are not held accountable to anything or anyone other than Obama. It defies the checks and balances system defined by our Constitution.

The various Cabinet Secretaries are approved with the "advice and consent" of Congress. Czars are not confirmed by anyone other than Obama and he continues to usurp authority and lead us towards a dictatorship.

Keep in mind, Carol Browner, for example, makes $172,000/year for her job as "Assistant to The President for Energy and Climate Change, aka "Energy Czar". On average Obama's Czars make over $100,000 annually.

Total cost? Between $3-5 Million a year. Small price to pay for totalitarianism; especially when it's other people's money.

And you won't hear the administration or the media discuss this irresponsible waste of money.

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