Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Obamacare Victory Lap? You have to be kidding!

Burt Prelutsky, The Magical, Mythical, Seven Million:

We have heard Obama blathering for so long about seven million sign-ups to the Affordable Care Act being a sure sign of success that, like the audience at a magic show, we have fallen for the misdirection that is the secret of every magician’s sleight-of-hand.

To begin with, we are being asked to ignore the fact that millions who have signed up used to pay for their own health insurance before ObamaCare forced their policies to be ruled null and void. Next, we are asked to ignore the fact that a large percentage of those people being counted haven’t even made their first payment and, therefore, aren’t actually enrolled. And, finally, we are asked to overlook the fact that, initially, we were told that 40% of the new sign-ups had to be young and healthy — the so-called invincibles — the latest estimate is that the number is closer to 25%.

Still, even if we go along with their numbers, we are still left with a question that nobody connected to the current regime has answered. Namely: what’s the big frigging deal — to channel my inner Joe Biden — about seven million? When Obama, Pelosi and Reid, were shoving this humongous suppository up our collective tuchis, they insisted it was to insure the 40 million people who had no health insurance. So even if they have seven million signed up, and even if we don’t drive the point home that this law forced six million policies to be cancelled by the end of 2013, seven million only represents a mere 18% of those 40 million.

For such dismal results, it would take a moron like Obama to invalidate the patient-doctor relationship, cripple the nation’s economy, hurt small businesses and up-end a health care program that worked just fine for the overwhelming majority of Americans.

After they get through patting themselves on the back for taking away health insurance from six million people and making them sign up for this fustercluck, the Obama regime and their press sycophants can get back to not counting people who have given up searching for work as unemployed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beer For My Horses - Toby Keith and Willie Nelson



Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street for all the people to see

We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
We’ve got too much corruption, too much crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It was a nice country while it lasted

The Soul of a Curmudgeon by Fred Reed:

Ah, the guttering candle of civilization! How I love it. The dwindling flames warm the cockles of a curmudgeon’s heart (whatever precisely a cockle may be): the galloping rot, the stampede to enstupidation, the gathering night of the Fifth Century.
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The signs are as clear as pigeon droppings on a martial statue. This, from UCLA, a daycare center in California which was formerly a university

     Racial tensions are inflamed at the University of California at Los Angeles following several incidents — most notably, one where a professor corrected the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in minority students’ assignments.
  
    The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in during a subsequent meeting of the class.


Wonderful! This is heady stuff. Graduate students “of color” (which never seems to include Chinese or Koreans, who can spell) can’t be expected to distinguish “its” from “it’s.” Fourth-grade English is just too hard for them, and they must be sheltered from the burden. Apparently they attend university to avoid being expected to learn anything.

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Protecting minorities (which category never seems to include Jews, men, Mensans, or Anglo-Saxons) from the travails of learning would seem more racist than requiring it of them, but never mind. Keep ’em dumb, keep ’em mad. Especially, keep their tuition. Onward into the gloaming. Let the show go on.

The inevitable inevitably happens, and it is. (You saw it here first.) Someone famously said that democracy lasts until the unworthy learn that they can vote themselves the treasury. Yes. More generally, until they learn that they can vote themselves everything. Here is the backbone of American domestic policy, if that is the right word for floundering narcissism. The inadequate and barely lettered, by weight of numbers, can simply declare themselves the equals of their betters (or should I say “there betters”?). They don’t have to accomplish anything. They simply assert that they have done it, or that doing it is elitist and therefore reprehensible. 

There's much more by following the link, but I also suggest the link to the UCLA article to appreciate the full measure of the foolishness complete with the professor's nauseous self-criticism.

Found at American Digest.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Super Bowl may be a crowd pleaser, but it can't beat Shaolin Soccer

 
 
Hang on until the end where the goalie loses his clothes. No word on the cheerleaders, but they have the all important gay demographic covered.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dear House GOP - don't do anything about illegal immigration this session

Don't Do It

The House Republican leadership has been confronted by devilishly difficult tactical choices over the years. But what to do on the issue of immigration right now isn’t one of them. The correct course is easy and eminently achievable: Do nothing.

The old Reagan catchphrase calling for non-action — don’t just do something, stand there — has never been more apt. Yet the House leadership is about to roll out a set of immigration principles reportedly including an amnesty for illegal aliens, and presumably will follow up with a push to pass them through the House. This is legislative strategy as unforced error.

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For now, nothing worth having can pass the Democratic Senate or get signed into law by President Obama.


And any "enforcement" would have to be by President Obama and we know how he bad he is at following the law.

UPDATE: Here's another GOP immigration puzzler:

But just as House GOP leaders are considering a possible immigration push for later this year, the poll shows that only 39% think immigration should be a priority for this year. It’s one of the few issues we tested where majorities of Democrats, independents, and Republicans all agree that it should NOT be a priority. Go figure.

The only people who want immigration "reform" are illegal aliens and their enablers in the MSM and Democrat leadership. So why is the GOP House leadership wasting so much time on it?


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Country Store


And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Say, how did that Thanksgiving Obamacare "talk" with the family work out?

Via RightScoop:



The laugh is on Barack Obama, this year's Thanksgiving turkey. Of course, while we can laugh now, it's going to be tougher after Obama's destruction of medical care in the USA is complete.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Obama's Thanksgiving Turkey Joke






More comedy gold from the Obama regime designed to enliven your Thanksgiving holiday. The Clown Prince has ordered his minions to talk up the train wreck at family gatherings on Thanksgiving:

Loathe peaceful holidays? Detest the spirit of agreeableness and good will that tends to pervade during this time of year? Well, if you're longing for it to be 'tis the season of debates, irritations, and shouting matches, you're in luck: The Obama administration thinks the holidays are the perfect time to gather round and discuss … Obamacare.


Wow, that'll be a crowd pleaser.

Wary about the effect bringing up the most polarizing political topic among your relatives and friends who likely span the blue-purple-red spectrum will have? Don't be, because President Barack Obama's Organizing for Action has launched a website with helpful tips about how to have "the talk."

The tips including asking your family and guests coming over for the holiday to bring the information they'd need to sign up for Obamacare, because it's absolutely not awkward at all to tell someone you'd like him to bring wine and oh, his social security number and annual salary, too.

These folks live in a different world, but unfortunately they visit ours. Even worse they dragged along the Moocher's publicity team: Michelle Obama's 14 Obamacare talking points for Thanksgiving dinner. My advice for anyone having dinner with Michelle Obama is to stay well back while she is feeding, but sticking to the talking points:

Find a Quiet Place to Shop: You can start your conversation anywhere, but to shop for health coverage, you will want a more quiet, private place to make a phone call or use the internet.

Start by asking: “Have you thought about signing up for health insurance on the new marketplace?”

Offer to walk them through it: “Would you like to take some time with me to sign up right now?”


I guess no one told the Royal Family, but the phone call won't do you much good:

According to the administration, the sign-up call centers are scheduled to be closed for Thanksgiving. Holiday shoppers will instead have to navigate the rocky website.


And as for the Obamacare website: Obama Admin: Please Don't Use Obamacare Website This Weekend.

Hmmm, some good may come of this. While the family idiot(s) corral some unfortunate family member in the den for hours trying to register for Obamacare, everyone else will be able to peacefully digest their dinners. But watch out, because if they get through, the Obamacare victim will likely be suffering from massive sticker shock afterward.