Tag Archives: healthcare reform

Any devils left in hell?

The Obama rainbow flag. Democrats now run from this flag and the man.

Sometimes the actions of the Obama administration leave me with many questions. And sometimes I wish the answers to those questions were beyond my grasp. Here are some of my questions:

Democrats walk out on Obama

Barack H. Obama gave one of the worst State of the Union addresses of his career.

Most Democrats running for office or especially for re-election, do not want Barack Obama to campaign for them. They say so. Today another class of Democrats gave them fresh reason to run from Obama. Democrat voters walked out on an Obama campaign stop. This while the most infamous commentator on a reliable Democratic Party house media organ excoriated the candidates running from Obama.

Ebola: distraction or weapon?

Ebola

Ebola has arrived in the United States. This arrival challenges the philosophical foundations of Progressivism and libertarianism. It also challenges the public policies of the last century. More to the point, Obama has blundered badly in the Ebola crisis. Or has he? More to the point: how can you handle it?

Genetic research abuse?

Lab rat. Why do we treat wards of the state like this?

Herr Doktor Mengele, rufen Sie Ihren Anwalt! Jemand plagiieren Ihre Ideen. No, we’re not trying to invoke Josef Mengele from beyond the grave. But if he ever worried about scientific plagiarism against himself, he might want to get legal advice. CNAV today received a lead on what might be an abuse of power to dwarf anything Josef Mengele or his superiors did. It involves legally kidnapping children with rare genetic diseases to do genetic research on them without parental consent. And whether these specific allegations are true or not, someone ought to change the law that lets this happen, and fast.

Obamacare: split decision

The gavel: a symbol of judgment. Will same-sex marriage still fall before it?

The key part of Obamacare, the Minimal Coverage Mandate, came to two separate courts of appeals today. Each court had to consider how far the executive branch of government may go to rewrite a law. One court, or at least one three-judge panel, showed courage. They ruled in line with the Constitution. The other panel behaved like cowards. They handed down a specious decision in the government’s favor. In so doing they made a split between two judicial circuits. Once again the Supreme Court of the United States must contend with an issue they earlier tried to punt.

Hobby Lobby wins for us all

Supreme Court rules for Hobby Lobby

The Hobby Lobby store chain, and more particularly the family that holds all its shares, won their case before the United States Supreme Court. They do not have to give any good or service, as a benefit to those who work for them, when such giving would break their religious faith.

Veterans deserve better

The San Antonio Veterans Hospital is one of several implicated in the scandal of veterans dying on waiting lists.

Our government treats its military veterans badly. Everybody knows that now. We don’t know what the right people are going to do about it, or even who the right people are. We don’t even know how long this has been going on. But we should know this: what these veterans are enduring (or succumbing to) today, we will endure (or succumb to) tomorrow.

7.1 million law-abiding citizens

If Americans knew their history, it would take more than this signature to make law.

These days it takes a bit of self-control not to scream at the television every time the man now occupying the White House uses his bully pulpit. His gifts and shortcomings may be debatable but his ability to spin facts is a talent in a class all by itself. Recently BO and his team of spinmeisters have had the audacity to claim a “victory lap” for the disastrous healthcare extravaganza that was forced upon America. It seems that BO and his team can now take credit for the 7.1 million law-abiding citizens in this nation that have signed up for Obamacare. Are we supposed to disregard the fact that this is required by law?

Harry Reid show: who’s to blame?

Harry Reid: 'Boss' of Nevada?

Last night, Bradlee Dean asked who’s to blame for the rise of tyranny in any society. He made an excellent case that those who let the tyrant take power, must blame themselves. Today, as Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) adds outrage to outrage, in and out of the United States Senate, we should ask ourselves that question again. Why is the Harry Reid Show not yet in reruns? Because we keep it going. We not only tune in. We produce it. And we can stop producing the Harry Reid Show.

Work is a wonderful thing

What would Mark Twain think of a society that devalues work?

The second book of three projected volumes of Mark Twain’s autobiography was published October 5, 2013. In his characteristic blend of humor and reprove, Twain wrote, “Any man who is satisfied to be fed by another man rather than by the honest sweat of his own brow should be shot.” Twain recollects, without exception, those he helped did not appreciate his help, never paid back money loaned, and did not change their debased behavior.