Archive for October 2013

Most shameless lie in American history? Probably

“We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.”  — Barack Obama, March, 2010 This one has to compete with the lie that the Benghazi…

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Current deficits of the Obama Era

Fiscal years, ending September 30: Barack Obama 2013 — $680.276 billion 2012 — $1.089193 trillion 2011 — $1.296791 trillion 2010 — $1.294204 trillion 2009 — $1.415724 trillion Those 5 years represent the largest annual deficits in U.S. history with one exception. In 1943, in the midst of World War II, the deficit was $738 billion,…

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The Democrats’ war on the right of self defense

They don’t like “stand your ground” laws.  Those laws say you don’t have to run from a criminal that is threatening you with serious bodily harm or death.  As long as you are in a place where you have a legal right to be, and you are also not the initial aggressor, you don’t have…

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Coming soon — Pravda on the Thames

In the mid-1970s, conservatives called the Washington Post, “Pravda on the Potomac” because of its pervasive left-wing bias in both reporting and editorials. WAPO still deserves that moniker. Now the British Parliament is about to make all British tabloids and broadsheets into models of Pravda and Izvestia on the Thames. If new proposed restrictions on…

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Technology could kill Obamacare — and save us

Glenn Reynolds: Despite all the problems with Obamacare, there’s some good news on the horizon for medical care and costs. The good news has nothing to do with exchanges, reimbursement rates or “navigators,” but everything to do with a phenomenon that has cut costs elsewhere in American society: technology. Reynolds talks about the proliferation of new stand-alone…

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All according to plan…

From Via Media: More and more health care watchers are questioning whether enough young adults will sign up for insurance under the ACA to keep the system afloat. The latest is centrist think tank The Brookings Institute, which has a new report out on Obamacare entitled “The Affordable Care Act: A User’s Guide to Implementation.”…

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Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because Obama Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

Forbes: A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the…

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H.L. Mencken predicted a president such as Obama

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” —…

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Was African slavery in the American South “unconscionable?”

A radio commentator I heard today said that slavery was “unconscionable” at the time of the civil war. The most common meaning of “unconscionable”, then as well as now, is “beyond all reason.”  Today slavery in America would certainly be beyond all reason and therefore unconscionable. But it wasn’t beyond all reason in 1861 and had…

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Scott Rasmussen on Obama’s options, Republicans’ strategy and the Washington beltway mentality

No good options for Obama: Not long ago, the conventional wisdom in official Washington held that the so-called sequester spending cuts would be a disaster for the Republican Party. They were expected to rise up in vehement protest once the “cuts” went into effect. Instead, nobody outside of Washington noticed. Today, the conventional wisdom suggests…

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Pot to be legal in Colorado on January 1st?

Technically, yes. But they’re trying to tax it so heavily it may be cheaper for the pot heads to keep getting their pot on the Black Market. America was founded by smugglers.  Of course, they weren’t  smuggling substances that would harm anyone.  Molasses and tobacco at least didn’t run people’s lives into the ground, but…

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