OBAMA: “CUT MY SPENDING? HA!” ...
THE ROCKY PATH TO IMPEACHMENT …
MORE GOOFINESS ABOUT GUNS
Notice that when Obama threatens that if he isn't granted unlimited power to bury the nation even deeper in debt, social security payments and military pay could be withheld … but he makes no mention of government payments for lavish vacations for his jet-set family using Air Force One as a toy.
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Survey (Rasmussen) says ... 54% of voters don't want any of the projected spending cuts.
I submit that asking the average American what should be done about economic policy in a nation that is already, for all practical purposes, bankrupt is akin to asking that same average person to build a spaceship in her/her garage.
Since virtually everybody has a wish-list for Santa Government or a government "gimme" they want protected, the government's inability to distinguish between WANTS and NEEDS is guaranteed to continue.
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The growing evidence that our overbearing president has an unbridled appetite for power and the suppression of those who disagree with him has resulted in talk of impeachment flying thick and fast among conservatives.
Perhaps it is time for a reminder of what impeachment is -- and isn't.
Impeachment, per se, does not mean removal from office. Bill Clinton, contrary to what many Democrat dummies believe, was impeached. Impeachment takes place when so voted by the House of Representatives. Conviction, and thus removal from office, is subject to vote in the Senate. Impeachment itself is comparable to indictment, not conviction.
So the question is ... just how blatant must Obama's lust for unbridled power become before a sufficient number of the majority Senate Democrats would join Republicans in taking such a drastic step? A two-thirds vote of the Senate is required.
It used to be said that the impeachment and conviction of a president would require that he be caught in bed with either a live man or a dead woman. Considering today's social mores, part one of that scenario probably no longer applies.
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John Podhoretz of the NY Post summarizes the silliness that passes for Obama's economic policy …
“At this point, raising the debt ceiling should be a matter of national shame. We all know that the money that will be used to pay off the current debt will be borrowed too. We are borrowing from Peter to pay Paul (or, more confoundingly, borrowing from China to pay China).
“In other words, having maxed out the Amex, he wants to take a cash advance on the Visa. When that’s used up, we turn to MasterCard and then Discover. And then we start taking the White House candlesticks to the pawnbroker.
“So why is the president saying he won’t negotiate with Republicans who want to see significant budget cuts before they agree to raising the ceiling again?
“Because he doesn’t want to. That’s pretty much his position. He won the election — and he doesn’t want to. And telling him he should . . . well, that just gets him angry.”
“It’s going to be a long four years.”
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The design and construction of a new airliner is so expensive that every time such a project is undertaken, it is said that the company has literally bet its future, its very existence, on the success or failure of the new aircraft.
Now that both major Japanese airlines, Japan Airlines and ANA (All Nippon Airways), have ground their new 787 Boeing Dreamliners because of various problems, there have to be some seriously sweaty palms at corporate headquarters.
It's not unusual for new airplanes to have unforeseen kinks; the early 747s had engine problems and eventually switched suppliers. But the 787 seems to have more than usual with more attendant negative publicity.
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Another news item the gun-grabbers will hate ...
"No sooner do I finish explaining why people might need 10 bullets for something other than blowing away deer, than the headlines burst with an example. The story involves a teenage boy in Texas defending his even younger sister from a couple of thugs with one of those dreaded AR-15 'assault rifles':
"The 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister had been home alone when a pair of burglars broke a window. The teenager grabbed his father's assault rifle and knew what to do with it.
"The home invaders fled, leaving a trail of blood. If you've got two or three predators closing in on you and your wife, children, or 12-year-old sister, you will almost certainly need more than six rounds to put them down." – Human Events columnist John Hayward
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Hubristic nonsense department ...
Rahm Emanuel, the little thug who used to be Obama's White House hatchet-man and is now mayor of the city that spawned Obama's political career, now serves as mayor of the nation's murder capital.
Now he has announced HIS contribution to the campaign against gun ownership. The pension funds for city of Chicago employees will be scanned to determine if any have money invested in companies that manufacture firearms. If any such investments are found, they will be divested.
I trust this column has no readers too dumb to understand what a joke this is.
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A reader brings information on Obamacare from an insider's point of view. It is presented with minimal editing ...
"Your comment on government-run health care is on target. I was just fired from my job for the (a California) County Health Plan for not falling in line with Obamacare. I know how this disaster is being rolled out first hand. Actually, I was just one of many who was fired because we questioned what we were required to do.
“My job was as a Case Manager, primarily for mostly no or low income people, i.e., MediCal. The rest of my case load was made up of county employees known as Commercial members. Across the hall from my department were the Authorization and Utilization Departments. That's where the real hatchet work gets done.
"It is a fact that patients and their families are not being told about decisions to withhold care that would save a life.
"Under MediCal before Obamacare, a patient, for example, who was treated since childhood at Stanford Medical Center for rheumatoid arthritis, now has Managed MediCal. This means that the treatment team which knows the case very well, is no longer approved. The patient has to go to a county approved doctor, who actually told me that he did not know how to treat her medical condition. The Authorization/Utilization decision to the patient's appeal to go back to Stanford was "does not meet medical necessity". I've seen this kind of thing over and over.
"A patient under old MediCal would get medical transportation cost covered to and from life saving dialysis. Under Managed MediCal this was cut as not meeting medical necessity. I actually went to my boss and asked her how to help a patient who would die without the transportation to treatment and she literally said, 'tell him to just suck it up'.
"The electronic records system called Epic is a nightmare. It is filled with glitches. Once data is entered it cannot be changed and privacy between doctor and patient has gone out the window. By the way, the CEO of this software system is a billionaire supporter of Dear Leader.
"I see this whole debacle imploding. I've seen doctors, nurses, and medical staff simply quit. The patient load that doctors are required to carry is too much. The idea is to show statistically that more people are covered while having people use less medical care so it can be considered saving money.
"Obamacare will not hit the idiot masses who supported this tyranny until 2014. It has been diabolically designed to be rolled out this way. In the meantime, private health insurance companies have to raise their rates to comply with the new regulations. So you see, we are screwed."
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Argus Hamilton –
“The Academy Awards nominations have been released with 'Lincoln' nominated for twelve Oscars. The studio's publicity campaign hid from the Hollywood voters the fact that Lincoln was a Republican. It's modeled on the Schwarzenegger campaign for governor.
“President Obama will take the oath of office with Lincoln's bible and give his State of the Union on Lincoln's birthday. It's the most effort by a president to be just like his hero since Bill Clinton took the oath of office with his right hand on a stack of Playboys. ”
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"Prostitutes in Brazil have started learning English so they can communicate with out-of-town clients during the World Cup (soccer tournament). They are learning key phrases like, 'You are very handsome' and 'Nice to meet you, Mr. Sheen.'"
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