Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ObamaCare Pays Off Medicare Doctors!
Higher Premium Costs And Taxes Are The ONLY Sure Thing!
Obama and the Democrats have shut Americans out of the Healthcare debate and are in one sided meetings behind closed doors with just Democrats and are now buying off Doctors. Early in the week the announced a plan to buy off Seniors by sending each of them a $250 check with your taxes.

Obama is lying again about healthcare, keeping Americans in the dark with a secret closed door White House meeting when he promised open meetings would be televised on CNN. Why the secret? Because Dodd (D-CT) the architect behind the home mortgage crises that caused the greatest recession since the great depression is dealing away Americans Healthcare. Among the three principals currently working to combine two Senate committee bills on health reform, Dodd is the strongest advocate for creation of a "public option" government insurance plan.

Obama's Buy Off Of AMA Medicare Doctors Will Break the Budget

The White House and Democratic leaders are offering doctors a deal: They'll freeze cuts in Medicare payments to doctors in exchange for doctors' support of healthcare reform. The payments are not being accounted for in the ObamaCare plan and there is no way to pay for them. This is an end run around Americans that do not want a taxpayer funded government run healthcare plan. These costs must be counted and are pushing the ever expanding cost of ObamaCare to a budget busting $2,000,000,000,000 Trillion Dollars.

The AMA, an influential healthcare trade groups, spent $8.1 million on lobbying through the first six months of this year. What did they get back $250 Billion not bad. Obama needed their support and gave in when J. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association (AMA said "It would be very challenging for physicians looking at a .5 percent increase next year and 25 percent cut the following year to say, ‘Yay, let's support the reform bill' or to say the health reform bill would be viable," said Rohack.
When I hear or read about Congress' new massive bureaucracy and the tax increases for government run socialized healthcare I shake my head and say
O NO ObamaCare!
Get 10 O NO ObamaCare Stickers For Yourself, Family And Friends
This Plan that does nothing to cut costs and improve care or even guarantees a reduction in premiums must be stopped just look at what it will do!

Medicare Doctors Get $250 Billion Payoff - O NO ObamaCare!

Seniors lose $500 Billion from Medicare - O NO ObamaCare!

Obama Lied Illegals get FREE care (Americans pay) - O NO ObamaCare!

You pay TAXES on Employer health care plans - O NO ObamaCare!

Uninsured forced to spend 20% of income to be insured - O NO ObamaCare!

Retired Union Members healthcare benefits get TAXED - O NO ObamaCare!

OC provided to ALL non US citizens, including illegals - O NO ObamaCare!

OC has a $1,000,000,000,000 Trillion Tax Gap - O NO ObamaCare!

OC adds more than $3000/yr of debt to every American - O NO ObamaCare!

NEW TAXES on Americans earning less than $250,000/yr - O NO ObamaCare!

Americans PAY an additional estimated $3500/yr for coverage - O NO ObamaCare!

Health Choices Commissioner will choose your OC Benefits- O NO ObamaCare!

Cancer patient care rationing - O NO ObamaCare!

Government RESTRICTIONS on Special needs children - O NO ObamaCare!

Congress gets lavish healthcare - O NO ObamaCare!

Here It Comes

Schwarzenegger signs ammo-regulation bill

Government tyranny taking steps to maintain control with little interference.

Transparency in Partisanship on Capitol Hill

Dems lock Republicans out of committee room: 'They don't know how to behave'...

Grassley Warns HHS Web Site May Be ‘Propaganda’

Alexander to White House: Don't Create 'Enemies List'

Oct. 21, 9:31 a.m.

A top Senate Republican will take to the floor Wednesday morning to suggest that the Obama White House is plotting a political strategy similar to that of ex-President Richard Nixon and may be on the verge of preparing its own “enemies list.”

CNN Poll: Half the country disagrees with Obama on issues...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thomas Sowell

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

-- C. S. Lewis

The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.

--Paul Johnson

Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm-- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.

-- T. S. ELiot
The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice.
--Linda Bowles

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Robert Reich Reveals Brutal Health Care Truths; MSM Snores

Robert Reich Reveals Brutal Health Care Truths; MSM Snores

Paging Congressman Alan Grayson! Here is a quote that validates what yousaid about those EVIL Republicans:

"We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too we're going to let you die."

Aha! So it turns out that Grayson was right when he said "Republicans want you to die quickly." Only one "little" problem here. That quote did not come from a Republican. In fact it came from the very liberal former Labor Secretary Robert Reich who is now an economics adviser for Barack Obama.

White House Escalates War of Words With Fox News

"As for Dunn's complaint about Fox News' coverage of the Obama campaign, a study by the Pew Research Center showed that 40 percent of Fox News stories on Obama in the last six weeks of the campaign were negative. Similarly, 40 percent of Fox News' stories on Obama's Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, were negative. On CNN, by contrast, there was a 22-point disparity in the percentage of negative stories on Obama (39 percent) and McCain (61 percent). The disparity was even greater at MSNBC, according to Pew, where just 14 percent of Obama stories were negative, compared to a whopping 73 percent of McCain stories -- a spread of 59 points."

Reminiscent of the Nixon vs. Washington Post times that got Chuck Colson thrown in jail. Who in the Obama admin. will play the role of Mr. Colson?

Monday, October 12, 2009

An Inconvenient Question

Man has microphone cut off after asking about errors in Gore film...

Dianne Feinstein gives the Obama administration some hard advice, and wonders why they appointed McChrystal if they didn't want to pursue a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ch, Ch, Cg, Chia!

Chia Obama!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

When Has CNN EVER fact-checked an SNL Skit of a Rep. President? NEVER

Bunch of WHINERS!!!!!!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Paris Hilton is Famous for Being Famous

So is Barack Obama; so much so, in fact that the anti-semites from Norway gave a kindred spirit the same prize they gave Yassar Arsafat. Their hope, I'm sure, is that he will make the US into a european-stlye nation and we too can suffer equally with those dolts. They already applaud his willingness to throw Israel under the bus.

Lech Walesa, the dissident turned Polish President, who won the Peace Prize in 1983, spoke for many, declaring: “So soon? Too early. He has no contribution so far.”

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Obama's 6 Month Evaluation (a few months late, but a good eval anyway)

One of Bob xxx CEO friends wrote this. Bob respects him highly. (For those on this list who don't know Bob: he was CFO of Oracle when it went public, also CFO of Syntex, and holds a Ph.D. In economics from Berkeley . Since 1987, he has been an angel investor and private VC. He is on the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution.)

My 6 Month Evaluation of the Obama Presidency
In November 2008, I wrote my evaluation of the Obama candidacy and what it might mean to America . I filed this away, but sent it to family members and a few close friends and associates just so I’d be accountable for my real time observations. It’s now been 6 months since Obama’s inauguration. (In the business world, this is typically when a first job review would occur; so, I made a note to myself to revisit his performance on the 6-month anniversary.) Thus, I now commit to filing my mid-year evaluation of our new President. As well, I’ve put in the file (but not forwarded to anyone) a separate “background check” — the one the press should’ve done on the Obama candidacy prior to presenting him to the American public — in case this is ever of relevance as things unfold.

As concerned as I was by Obama’s candidacy when I wrote out my November pre-election reservations, truth be known, I didn’t much like McCain/Palin either. At the time, I still had hopes that Obama might “govern from the center.” Six months into it, however, I can say that he’s been considerably worse than my worst fears. Thus, I’m updating my evaluation — this time with the fervent hope that by the year-end I can be genuinely more optimistic.

I’ve concluded that not only was Barack Obama too inexperienced to be President, but he also appears to be incompetent as an executive,more-than-just-politician-level-dishonest and a bit of a narcissist (if not a fascist). He seems to have little understanding of American history, her dreams, or her tremendous potential for risk-taking, self-correction and innovation. He and Michelle have turned out to be quintessential Ivy League “Oppression Studies majors” with (carefully concealed) “attitudes.” Obama seems, above all, to be a Community Organizer with shakedown credentials and extraordinary speaking ability. All of this should have been clear -- had we simply done serious background checks.
(The following 4 items, at least, should have been clear to voters:
1. His surrogate father figure was Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed Communist.
2. Barack served as a committed trainer for Community Activist and Marxist, SaulAlinsky.
3. He sat for nearly 2 decades at the feet of Jeremiah Wright, an angry, anti-American “Black Liberation Theologist”.
4. His first autobiography,Dreams from My Father, was almost certainly ghost-written by William Ayers, a Vietnam-era domestic terrorist. [This last assertion has now been supported by careful analysis of syntax, spelling and common errors].) If these unusual threads (standing alone) are discounted to the point of not being disqualifiers, those evaluating Barack Obama might have considered that he’d never:
1. Held a job in the private sector
2. Managed a payroll
3. Led a turnaround
4. Held any sort of executive position.
But, none of this mattered in the fall of 2008. After 6 months, I’m left wondering if power brokers on the Far Left of American politics aren’t pinching themselves at their success in creating a fictitious character the press ushered to market in a Bush-weary and "politically correct" America. In his second autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, Obama recognizes the advantage of his tabula rasa “creation” when he writes, 0I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”

And, project we did! Thus, the former Barry Soetoro of Honolulu , Jakarta , Mombasa , Occidental, Columbia , Harvard and the mean streets of Chicago moved at light speed from being the first-term senator nobody had ever heard of to President of the United States . In the process, despite numerous efforts, no one has yet seen his birth certificate, his college transcripts, his application to Occidental (likely as a “foreign student”?), or the passport he used to travel in 1981 to Pakistan with buddy Wahid Hamid (likely an Indonesian one?). For some reason, the Obama campaign has, so far, spent $3/4 million keeping these records out of public view. So, it’s easy to wonder -- if they supported Obama’s putative CV -- why not make them available and put to rest all suspicions about provenance, training and politics?

My growing hunch is that there’s virtually no paper trail because the Obama biography has been created largely out of whole cloth. There -- I’ve said what increasing numbers of people must be thinking, but are afraid to voice. Whether or not Obama is more than a cleverly-marketed fiction, and whatever one thinks of his history, one thing is clear. He finally does have a record to evaluate. And, it’s not a confidence-inspiring one from my standpoint.

At best, Obama is an attractive symbol for America and a compelling communicator; but he’s
1. Not an executive. He’s shown an utter inability to focus, to set priorities and to consider 2nd and 3rd order or long-term consequences to his actions. Lack of focus on priorities is fatal as a CEO; (but, maybe less so for a political leader?)
2. Not a steward or fiduciary for America . Obama clearly does not see his primary job as one of overseeing the security and well-being of America during his tenure as its chief executive. He’s not only unwilling to stand up for America , but he also regularly seems to go out of his way to apologize for her history. This makes it apparent that he believes his most important job is to change America into what he and Michelle think it should have been had we not suffered the Founders’ flawed vision.

At worst, Obama’s aims seem truly radical (if stealth); his methods pure Alinsky; and his success derivative of obfuscating the truth, creating crises, and rushing changes into law that no one can possibly absorb under artificial deadlines — all aimed at limiting private property rights, changing the Constitution and forever altering our free market system?

For those who consider Obama’s training and background irrelevant, they can now evaluate him as a Commander-in-Chief and CEO from what he’s done over his first 6 months.

Among many other things, these evidences have come in the form of:
1. A $787B “stimulus” package (sold as preventing a “crisis from becoming catastrophe”)
2. The failure to focus on addressing the banking crisis as “Job One”
3. The migration of TARP funds to non-banking concerns, viz., auto industry
4. Announcing tax increases in the middle of a recession
5. Failure to identify projects to fund job creation (Thus, <10% of stimulus yet spent)
6. Announcing that there would be “no pork” or “earmarks” in the “stimulus” package in order to get it passed without review when there were nearly 10,000 buried in the unread bill (including a $9B high-speed rail line to Las Vegas for Harry Reid)
7. Bailouts of the banking and auto industries
8. The appointment of a 31-year-old to manage the recreation of the auto companies
9. The exalting of union claims above those of bondholders (violating a 200+ year history of contract law/property rights)
10. The appointment of 34 unvetted “czars” -- creating more than in the House of Romanov between 1762 and 1917!
11. The failure to appoint a Cabinet of tax-paying, competent Americans (reason for the move to the Czar system of administration?)
12. The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court despite an apparent lack of qualifications and judicial temperament,
13. The dark-of-night passage of “Cap and Trade” legislation (300-page-long addendum inserted at 3AM the morning of the vote in the House)
14. The high pressure tactics to rush through a budget-busting $1.6T takeover of healthcare.
15. Phony “townhall” meetings with a fake cross-section of Americans sellingObamacare on ABC.
16. “Lying” about budget deficits — projecting 4% GDP growth by year-end.
17. “Lying” about job losses — projecting that if Congress would just ram through the “stimulus” that job losses could be halted at 8% (currently on their way to 10% and rising).
18. “Lying” about the costs of nationalized healthcare -- (just as when politicians projected Medicare’s cost in 1990 to be $3 billion, its actual cost turned out in 1990 to $98 billion — 30 times as much)
19. Pretending that new entitlement programs will provide lower costs, better care, no significant tax increases, more competition (as government joins the fray!?) and keeping current private options. Claiming “free” healthcare will make America more competitive is baffling. Everyone knows the above are lies; but no one seems ready to call them out.
20. Forcing the “stimulus” package on states to impinge on “States Rights”
21. Failing to support the freedom-loving citizens in Honduras and Iran (and instead, giving comfort to their dictators) to say nothing of his ineffectiveness with North Korea and anti-Israeli pronouncements.
22. Allocating $4B of “stimulus” funds to ACORN, the voter fraud thugs.
23. Seeking to push through Union Card Check, the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” and threats to take away 2nd amendment rights (see Eric Holder), etc.
24. Moving the heretofore non-partisan census into the White House under the direction of Rahm Emanuel.

Whatever one thinks of the results, the process of getting to them should bother all Americans. In the Obama (Mayor Daley?) style of governing, it’s not clear that Congress — who can’t possibly process thoughtfully the blizzard of legislation — really serves any useful purpose other than to provide Politburo-style cover. Not only does Congress no longer debate legislation, but Obama has effectively circumvented its oversight of the executive branch by his appointment of czars.

In contrast to the direction Obama is taking us all, the Economist recently pointed out that 53% of all of the jobs created in the U.S. were created in one state last year: Texas (the most free market of all State economies and the “last best hope” [ha!] for secession?). Meanwhile, in California -- as a perfect preview to “Obama’s America ” -- job losses are already well into double digits, the state faces a $25B budget deficit and is closing down services and considering bankruptcy. I cannot predict what will happen to Obama’s popularity, as people wake up to the size and intractability of the deficits he’s promoting, the unavailability of credit for small businesses, or the increased tax rates on energy and payrolls provoking a continuing loss of jobs as small businesses shed employees due to skyrocketing costs.

Is bad economic news bad for Obama? Sadly, the answer, if one studies the Alinskyformula for bloodless revolution, is “Heck no!” Indeed, high unemployment is necessary for the Obama Redistribution Plan. According to Alinsky, only with high unemployment will people look to the government for help (and then become dependent), allowing government to gain control over the factors of productions. If one considers that the Alinsky manual might be Obama’s “playbook,” one can’t help but want to evaluate how closely it’s being followed.

Thus, in evaluating Obama’s performance, it’s probably worth noting (for the 6-month record) the key elements of the Alinsky formula. Written in 1971 by Chicago Organizer, Saul Alinsky, under the title of Rules for Radicals, this manual for effective change became Young Barack Obama’s “bible.” David Alinsky, son the author said of our new President: “Barack Obama patterned himself after the SaulAlinsky model in everything he has done since arriving in South Chicago .”

Alinsky clearly stated its purpose: “Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.”

Note how closely Obama is following the rules for internal revolution, based onAlinsky’s specific instructions:
1. Pursue an “Ideology of Change” (Alinsky’s phrase for the most effective way to market revolution)
2. Target the banks that serve the steel, auto, and other industries.
3. Start class warfare -- Fuel the anger of what Alinsky calls the “Have-Nots,” and the “Have-some-but-want-mores” against the Haves.”
4. Use crises to create fear.
5. Use pollution as a foil to grab power.
6. Set up “jobs programs” to make workers dependent on government.
7. Show supreme self-confidence.
8. Make communication skills your key weapon.
9. Use simple catch phrases and vague slogans (‘Of the Common Welfare, [Nazi takeover of Germany], ‘Bread and Peace,’ [Bolshevik Revolution]) In this context, it’s not hard to imagine that Change & The Audacity of Hope will one day be seen as the battle cry for the Obama revolution.
10. Use deception -- “…in war the end justifies almost any means.”
11. Remain calm, appealing, likeable while inciting fear, conflict, defeat.
As these steps are being pursued, the press continues to refer to "the Republican recession," so Obama’s popularity remains high. Any who saw tapes of President Bush warning Congress (on two separate occasions) that the market was headed for disaster unless it instituted the very reforms Barney Frank and Chris Dodd pooh-poohed, may be surprised to see the level of “cover” the press is providing this revolution.

As bleak as things look for free markets, I have hope. Why? Just as Bernie Madofflearned that ponzi schemes eventually come to light — Barack Obama may soon learn that you “can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” It’s unclear to me how much and how long America will have to pay for its experiment with Obamunism — his fantasy “green jobs,” his new taxes, his junk science, his czars, his meddling in the auto and banking industries, his sure-to-be-disastrous Obamacare and the encouragement he’s giving to union bosses, dictators and tyrants the globe over, to say nothing of his "Peace-through-Weakness” foreign policy. But, at some point, reality will take over, as it always does. I just hope America will have its Winston Churchill or Ronald Reagan ready to step into the breach when the time comes.

So far, the nervousness of Blue Dog Democrats and their ability to resist some of the wackier directives has been the only thing that has kept Obama from an outright failing grade, in my view. Perhaps, just as the Gingrich Congress rescued Bill Clinton, it may be these so-called Blue Dogs that rescue Obama. If not, it may be important for the survival of the union for government to be forever split between the parties.

George Will On ABC

Obama Went to Copenhagen to Speak About Himself

'Mrs. Obama, used the first-person singular pronoun in some form or another, "I" or "me", sixteen, 34 times in sixteen paragraphs. He used it 23 times in thirteen paragraphs. It was all about them...' (video)