PRIME MINISTER HARPER IS NOBODY’S BITCH:
Before you read another word, you must know that as a Canadian, it is easy for me to be proud of our Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who didn’t just flap his gums at Putin the way Obama is doing.
Not everyone is afraid to say that today’s political climate in America, is filled with foreboding and for the first time since the civil war days is so fiercely divided that our future may be in jeopardy.
The Department of Justice is doing its best to strong-arm a group of service-minded nuns to comply with Obamacare rules and regulations that conflict with their faith. The Little Sisters of the Poor have refused either of the options available to them in Obamacare that could make this problem go away. They include dropping their group health insurance and paying the Obamacare taxes or applying for the “accommodation” that exempts them for religious reasons. The options seem simple enough, but the consequences have not eluded the Little Sisters.
On Monday (23 December 2013), the crew of the Russian motor vessel Akadyemik Shokolskiy sent an urgent radio message. Ice from the Antarctic had trapped the vessel. That vessel has seventy-four souls aboard, counting officers, crew and passengers. Soon the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) answered the call. But today Snow Dragon ran into a thick ice floe it could not break through. Early reports said Snow Dragon could not back out; the Chinese dispute this. But what no one mentioned, even on Fox News Channel, was what kind of expedition Akadyemik Shokolskiy was on. In fact, she was on a global warming expedition.
Two days ago a piece of news broke, then everyone forgot about it. A tree fell down in a forest, and no one heard. But the modern Internet is a tape recorder in the forest. And when you play the tape back of the tree falling down in the forest, you have sound. Herewith the playback: de facto President Obama failed a key identity check. Why? His Social Security number tripped him up. And the mainstream media, even Fox News Channel, all missed that fact.
Kathleen Sebelius delayed the individual mandate for some (not all) who buy insurance for one person or one family. She might have thought she’d calmed the fears of her co-factionalists in the Senate. She didn’t. One Democratic Senator on Sunday forecast an Obamacare meltdown. He said it to Candy Crowley, she of the Obama-Romney foreign-policy debate. And the Democrats have good reason to fear an Obamacare meltdown.
Barack Obama signed his signature bill, Obamacare, into law on March 23, 2010. The people had their doubts ever since of whether the law would help or hurt them. But no one thought the law would die. No one really thought the Republicans could repeal Obamacare. Those same Republicans warned the law would collapse of its own weight. But no one believed them. Until now.
In football, the team having the ball typically has thirty seconds to move it for a play. If it fails to move the ball in that time, it suffers a penalty for delay of game. Public policy should have such a rule. Then Barack Obama would suffer many penalties for delay of game. He has delayed his great game, Obamacare, too often to count. And overnight he delayed it again.
Edward Snowden (remember him? See also here and here) is a man without a country. But yesterday a federal judge might have vindicated him. That judge ruled a key part of the massive worldwide NSA surveillance program “likely unconstitutional.” That ruling, and the way some people talk about it, should at last provoke a debate on whether to be free or safe, or how to be free and safe.
This past week has once again revealed some quite startling news. Most of which has been ignored, as usual, by the main stream media and to some extent even by pundits on the right. As new polls show Obama has slipped in the polls to even lower approval ratings than George W. Bush had after 8 years of relentless attacks from local, national and international news services, the same orgasmic reportage’ concerning Bush’s ratings, seems not to arouse them.