Filed under: Campaign 2012, Down syndrome, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Prolife, War on Women
How great to see an article that highlights what I talked about just a few days ago.
Sally Pipes at the New York Post discusses BamCare’s War on Women–Health hazards we can’t ignore.
President Obama leads Mitt Romney among women — for now. That will change if voters focus on what the ObamaCare law does to their health care.
Simply put, the president broke a host of promises about an issue of particular concern to female voters. Unless the law is entirely junked by the Supreme Court, it will drastically limit the choices of millions of Americans, while reducing the quality of our care.
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Bizarre, Democrats, Enviromentalism, Politics, Video
Words can barely describe this, but hey what the heck… First of all, we’ve got the Nouveau-Hippies who have no purpose, don’t really want a purpose, but want everyone else to think they have and want a purpose in life. They say stuff like
I don’t like money that much. It, like, disassociates you from your food. I’m like ‘I just have $5.00 so I’m just going to pay you this. Thank you for your food and thank you goodbye.’
Villifying Wall Street is uber chic in the Age of Obama. The campaign money was great, but now Wall Street is the symbol of all that is wrong in this brave new Obama world and they must be punished.
Since 1998, the financial sector has given a total of $37.6 million to Obama, compared to $32.1 million to McCain. But Obama ran for his first national office only in 2004. So McCain got less from the financial industry in a decade that included two runs for president than Obama did in four years.
As we’ve seen in recent weeks, Wall Street gets what it pays for. Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd included language in the stimulus bill allowing executives of the bailed-out banks to collect million-dollar bonuses.
And yet the Democrats’ endless favors for their Wall Street friends never sticks to them because everyone treats Democrats’ shilling for their own contributors as if it’s a Nixon-goes-to-China moment.
Here’s the thing – the Obama administration didn’t fully intend to throw their generous benefactors under the bus, not at all. For goodness sakes, the Obama administration arranged to keep the AIG bonuses in the bailout in the first place then feigned ignorance (not a lot of acting involved) when it became public.
Of course now it’s ultra cool to board a charter and take a rich-hunt tour of the AIG executive homes just to taunt them. Please take note that Obama has not condemned such actions – in fact, he’s eerily silent. Contrast that to President Bush asking Americans not to take out our anger after 9/11 on Muslims in America.
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Democrats, Entertainment, Politics
Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised but I so loved David Letterman’s brand of humor when I was in college. It was off the wall, with Panicky Guy, the NBC pages, Larry “Bud” Melman, viewer mail. Maybe I’m remembering incorrectly, but wasn’t he an equal opportunity comedy shot-taker when it came to presidents? So what’s with his latest faux comedy, bitter editorial on all the joking about the TOTUS?
The joke (if it was meant to be a joke) is so nonsensical as to render it useless.
This makes more sense:
No doubt you’re already aware of Speaker Pelosi’s grand scheme to stimulate the economy–give hundreds of millions of dollars to family planning services. Remove the children and you remove the burden to society. It’s quite simple really, why isn’t anyone getting this?
In case you didn’t hear it from the horse’s mouth:
So where else can this go?
Like Michelle Malkin points out:
Up next: Emergency funding for suicide manuals and euthanasia education.
It should be noted that the disability community has thought about that for a long time now. Michelle Malkin’s comment reminded me of this from the Ragged Edge Online Magazine:
Customer Service Representative: It is the law, Ralph. Assisted suicide procedures and methods are regulated by both federal and state governments. It is administered under END-A, the Early Need for Death Act that was passed by Congress in 2020. Since that time, unapproved suicides are illegal and punishable by fine and imprisonment.
Ralph: What’s the reason for that?
CSR: Unapproved suicides can be highly ineffective and often result in incomplete suicides. One incomplete suicide can leave a patient and his or her family with extremely high, long-term, health care costs. Ten years ago, Unregulated Incomplete Suicides (UIS) were threatening the viability of the entire Managed Universal Care System. On the other hand, Approved Assisted Suicide is the most cost-effective medical procedure in the history of health care. The Administration of END-A has now established best-practice guidelines and inexpensive toolkits that ensure an effective, safe suicide experience for about 98 percent of patients who are eligible for the procedure.
Ralph: Well, I have always tried to follow the advice of my personal physician.
CSR: Very wise, Ralph. Touchstone Healthcare encourages all eligible patients to use Approved Assisted Suicide. Most patients are highly satisfied with the outcome and benefit package. Oh, good, I see your doctor’s order is on my screen. Okay, I can move to the authorization process.
Ralph: How does that work?
CSR: I will ask you a series of questions. I will record your answers for privacy and compliance requirements. Ready?
Ralph: I guess so.
CSR: Okay. Ralph, state your name, date of birth, and patient account number.
Ralph: Ralph Craven. Date of birth was 06/27/1990. My account number is 2175-002-4569.
CSR: Ralph, what is your physician-approved END?
CSR: What is your Early Need for Death?
Ralph: I have Predicted Genetic Terminal Illness.
CSR: Has your physician explained what that means?
Ralph: Yes. It means that DNA tests have determined that I definitely will die from something within 20 to 30 years. It is not possible to predict what disease will cause my death, but the DNA predictive test results were conclusive. My doctor said the 20- to 30- year prognosis makes me eligible for Approved Assisted Suicide.
CSR: Ralph, did your physician explain the Suicide Benefit Package?
Ralph: Yes. In fact, the benefit package is what helped me make the decision to go with assisted suicide. The package is just too good to pass up. My family will receive a Suicide Choice Rebate from the Touchstone Healthcare, and they will still collect my life insurance.
CSR: Right, Ralph. For most people it is a real win-win situation. Well, let me go ahead and email you the Patient Suicide Handbook and Toolkit. The Handbook describes the procedure and tells you how to prepare and what to expect from your assisted suicide. The Toolkit includes your choice of a lethal dose of Endal, or a reusable handgun. If you choose the handgun option, a family member must ship the gun back to Touchstone within thirty days or its cost will be deducted from your Suicide Choice Rebate. The Patient Suicide Handbook also is loaded with other practical information about crematoria and other resources that you might be interested in. Shall I ship your Handbook and Toolkit today?
Ralph: Okay. And I will take the Endal option.
CSR: Excellent choice, Ralph. Your Handbook and complete Assisted Suicide Toolkit will arrive by UPS within 24 hours.
CSR: Is there anything else I can help you with today, Ralph?
Ralph: No thank you, Susan. You have been very helpful. I’m sure I will be quite satisfied.
There must be a grain of Joe Bidenesque patriotism in all of this!
President Obama doesn’t want Republicans to listen to Rush Limbaugh. In a matter of time, he may not even want the name, Rush Limbaugh, spoken. Well, in the spirit of bipartisanship of which President Obama once spoke, I thought we should take on some of the sillyness of liberal Democrats and show our support of Rush by taking on his name. You know, like Sunshine Hussein Lipshits.
What sounds better, Candy Rush Slice or Candy Limbaugh Slice? Should there be a hyphen? Or should it be Candy Rush Limbaugh Slice?
If only more “Republicans” in congress would actually listen to Rush Limbaugh…
Mr. Hopeenchangenunity puts this forth on the Whitehouse.gov website:
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
Um, Mr. Obama, whose catastrophic failure was it? The governor that refused the national guard? The mayor who didn’t follow his city’s disaster plan? Oprah for perpetuating the rape stories?
It’s important to note that the announcement is being made at a museum that embodies everything that is really cool about the growing industry and technology in our country. If you are ever fortunate enough to visit the museum, you can stand before the vehicle in which John F. Kennedy was riding when he was shot in Dallas and the very bus Rosa Parks bravely became the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”
So why would there be a problem with his announcing at The Henry Ford Museum? The NJDC has this to say:
“NJDC is deeply troubled by Governor Romney’s choice of locations to announce his Presidential campaign. Romney has been traveling the country talking about inclusiveness and understanding of people from all walks of life. Yet he chooses to kick off his presidential campaign on the former estate of a well-known and outspoken anti-Semite and xenophobe. Mitt Romney’s embrace of Henry Ford and association of Ford’s legacy with his presidential campaign raises serious questions about either the sincerity of Romney’s words or his understanding of basic American history,” said NJDC Executive Director Ira Forman.
Let’s get this straight – Democrat presidential candidate hires a Catholicophobe blogger and the left doesn’t have a problem with this. What she said in her blog should have nothing to do with the candidate (according to them).
Here are a few more great points from Yid with Lid:
OK so lets change the subject because Hillary is their sacred Icon and she can do NO wrong. How about other Democrats who are “Jewish Challenged” Why doesn’t the NJDC Blast them?
Congressman James “Jews control foreign policy” Moran (D-Va.)
John “I like Hezbollah” Dingell (D-Mich)
Or the Group who voted against a bill this past summer saying that Israel has a right to defend herself. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, John Conyers of Michigan, John Dingell of Michigan, Carolyn Kilpatrick of Michigan, Jim McDermott of Washington, Nick Rahall of West Virginia, and Pete Stark of California. In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed her name as a co-sponsor of this important resolution because she didn’t want to be associated with it.
How come I never hear of the NJDC Blasting Hillary or Wesley or any of their cabal of “Jewishly” challenged representatives? But when Mitt Romney decides to make a Pro-Business declaration speech at the Ford Museum because the auto industry is badly in need of a solution….. WHAMMO! How could he do that?
Why weren’t they praising Romney when he said the following at the Herzliya conference last month?
“The war in Lebanon demonstrated that Israel is facing a jihadist threat that runs through Tehran, to Damascus, to Gaza. Hizbullah are not fighting for the coming into being of a Palestinian state, but for the going out of being of the Israeli state”
Certainly liberal Democrats wouldn’t be hypocritical? Mitt Romney is announcing at a museum glorifying accomplishments of all Americans, not an anti-semite shrine for a man that died in 1947.
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Democrats, Election, News, Politics
The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte’s and Melissa McEwan’s posts personally offended me. It’s not how I talk to people, and it’s not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it’s intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I’ve talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone’s faith, and I take them at their word. We’re beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can’t let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in.
My writings on my personal blog Pandagon on the issue of religion are generally satirical in nature and always intended strictly as a criticism of public policies and politics. My intention is never to offend anyone for his or her personal beliefs, and I am sorry if anyone was personally offended by writings meant only as criticisms of public politics. Freedom of religion and freedom of expression are central rights, and the sum of my personal writings is a testament to this fact.
The sum of genteel Miss Marcotte’s personal writings are a testament alright. And this whole situation is a testament to a disconnection with reality.
But let’s not confuse the effect with the rationale—which is both risible and insulting. Because were it really never Marcotte’s intent to malign anyone’s faith, she probably wouldn’t have dedicated so many hate-filled blog posts to, you know—maligning anyone’s faith.
Of course it was her intent. Just as it was McEwan’s intent. And worst of all, Edwards knows it. That he has pretended to take the two at their word, in an ostentatious gesture of “trust,” is precisley the kind of staged treacle that makes people doubt the sincerity of politicians; and that both Marcotte and McEwan have assured their own personal Patriarch that they’ll behave, now that he’s promoted them to the grownups’ table, is, to put it bluntly, one of the most pathetic public surrenderings of personal integrity I’ve ever seen.
And they lived happily ever after…
More from one of my favorites (Allahpundit).
And another favorite. (Mary Katherine Ham)
When we last left the pair, Amanda was taking baths, shaving her armpits & legs, and trying to delete and modify skanky posts at Pandagon all in an attempt to fit in with l’objet de son désir (pardon my French), presidential wannabe, John Edwards.
Though she blogged like she was from the wrong side of the tracks, the handsome candidate with stylish hair and good teeth attempted to save her from her lowly condition. Surely her past would stay in the past.
But alas, the evil conservative bloggers and that misogynist Catholic church would not allow it to be.
The Catholic League, a conservative religious group, is demanding that Mr. Edwards dismiss the two, Amanda Marcotte of the Pandagon blog site and Melissa McEwan, who writes on her blog, Shakespeare’s Sister, for expressing anti-Catholic opinions.
Mr. Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, is among the leading Democratic presidential candidates.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said in a statement on Tuesday, “John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigots.”
Mr. Edwards’s spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, said Tuesday night that the campaign was weighing the fate of the two bloggers.
The two women brought to the Edwards campaign long cyber trails in the incendiary language of the blogosphere. Other campaigns are likely to face similar controversies as they try to court voters using the latest techniques of online communication.
Ms. Marcotte wrote in December that the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to the use of contraception forced women “to bear more tithing Catholics.” In another posting last year, she used vulgar language to describe the church doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.
She has also written sarcastically about the news media coverage of the three Duke lacrosse players accused of sexual assault, saying: “Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair.”
Why is the Catholic League trying to tarnish the reputation of this genteel young woman?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue is demanding that presidential hopeful John Edwards fire two recently hired anti-Catholics who have joined his team: Amanda Marcotte as Blogmaster and Melissa McEwan as the Netroots Coordinator. Here’s why:
“Writing on the Pandagon blogsite, December 26, 2006, Amanda Marcotte wrote that ‘the Catholic church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics.’ On October 9, 2006, she said that ‘the Pope’s gotta tell women who give birth to stillborns that their babies are cast into Satan’s maw.’ On the same day she wrote that ‘it’s going to be bad PR for the church, so you can sort of see why the Pope is dragging ass.’ And on June 14, 2006, she offered the following Q&A: ‘What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit,’ to which she replied, ‘You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.’
Who, WHO, WHO will save her? Bryan at HotAir has some answers:
Over at MyDD this incident has been taken with the seriousness of a nuclear attack:
I have a pretty vicious rant and an important action alert lined up, but I am waiting to hear from the Edwards camp about the fate of Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan before doing anything.
Two things spring to mind. First, if you think having both a “vicious rant” AND an “important action alert” teed up constitute words that should strike fear into a presidential candidate, you either have a very high opinion of yourself or a very low opinion of the candidate. Or both. Second, it’s hilarious. It just is, as written, hilarious. Unintentionally, of course.
Oh, and there’s her name. McEwan. Got it.
Over at Crooks & Liars, John Amato is promising that a Pandora’s Box has been opened. I suppose a line has also been crossed, a martini has been shaken and an i has been dotted. A cliche has certainly been loosed upon an unsuspecting world. And someone’s taking himself and this whole incident waaaay too seriously.
Way too seriously, Bryan? I think not. Ace of Spades analyzes the seriousness of this and other equally important “Action Alerts.”
And the sweet Miss Marcotte is in the fight for her very blogging life with the Pandagon Papers.
Is there no voice of reason amongst the evil-doers?
First, I agree with Allah:
I don’t like to see anyone fired, no matter how much they deserve it . . .
I share this attitude in general. The feeling, which Allah and I share, is that blogging has gotten too dangerous. This is one reason that I have said repeatedly that I hope Edwards keeps Marcotte. And if he has fired her, I hope he does rehire her.
The other reason I hope Edwards uses Marcotte is that she is an obvious liability to Edwards. Since I don’t like Edwards, why in the world would I want him to lose a liability?
Now, judging from the reaction from the left blogosphere today, lefties generally disagree with me, and think that Marcotte is not a liability. They believe that her rhetoric is not that unusual. A bit profane, perhaps, but not something that should really offend Americans that much.
This view is, of course, utterly insane, as any rational person even vaguely familiar with Marcotte’s writings is well aware. The proof is in the links three paragraphs up, as well as in various places around the blogosphere. It’s not hard to find. If you’re bad at surfing, just go to her site and browse around.
Mr. Edwards – what will you do? The world awaits…until next time on “As the Blog Turns.”