Stand Strong, Connecticut. Register Nothing.
How many times did we hear 47 million uninsured? How many times did we hear it was necessary to pass a huge revamp of the entire system to insure them? Later we heard the prediction for how many of those 47 million we’ll actually insure is quite underwhelming. Now, we ask: Hey, how many of the uninsured are we actually insuring?
A: “That’s not a data point we are really collecting in any sort of systematic way.”
They don’t care about how much of your money they spend and they don’t care about figuring out if they’re helping people with that money because they might have to admit to not caring about how much of your money they spend. This is why having government tackle complicated problems can be a problem in and of itself.
This is the law’s purported raison detre, as we were told countless times. But they can’t even be bothered to count. It’s easier to claim you’re helping people when you refuse to collect data that might say otherwise.
The real reason for Obamacare was to wrestle the health insurance business out of the hands of private companies and put it firmly under the discretion of Leftist politicians. That’s possible only after those private insurers are disgraced and bankrupt.
Once that fact is recognized and accepted, everything makes sense, don’t it?
By the way, raison detre is not french for raisin bran cereal … I looked it up.
“This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility,” Obama said with a rhetorical wink and a nod
“Many in the West did not believe Mr. Putin would dare attempt a military intervention in Ukraine because of the steep potential consequences. That the Russian ruler plunged ahead shows that he doubts Western leaders will respond forcefully,” says the Post. Exactly. And whose fault is that?
I’m not exactly sure what a ‘feck’ is, but it does seem to be something rarely found in or around Dhimmicrats. It’s not one of the seventeen “rare earth elements”, I looked it up.
Although there’s no correlation of feck with spine, spinelessness and fecklessness are almost always manifested simultaneously. And coincidentally, flexibility and spinelessness are almost synonymous.
And coincidentally, again, flexibility is necessary for one to bend over and spread cheek ….
There’s yer dang national foreign policy as played by Uncle Big Bad, the Flexible One.
~~ via the Brass-Fecked Earl of Taint
» Crying Racism
When auto workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted against joining the United Auto Workers, an analyst on MSNBC explained to viewers that it was racist.
“Racist” has become the synonym for “conservative” among liberals. The Tea Party, a spontaneous eruption of disgust with Washington’s big-spending, bailout-doling ways, was dubbed “racist” by Democrats from the outset.
The senators who voted against Adegbile, Democrat and Republican, were not voting against him because of his race. They disagreed with him. It’s obviously impossible for Democrats to acknowledge honest differences. That’s why they wind up calling even their fellow Democrats racists when things go against them.
“Crush them everywhere.” That is not Mitch McConnell’s expectation on beating the Democrats. That is not Mitch McConnell’s hope against Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats. This — “crush them everywhere” — is what Mitch McConnell tells the New York Times he intends to do to conservatives.
In generations past, students were required to pledge their allegiance to this nation, resulting in a culture of positive self-identity, pride, and the belief in American exceptionalism. The unanimous ruling of these appeals judges, however, is that administrators should be allowed to prevent patriotic displays by citizens based on the possibility that non-citizens would attack them because of it.
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» The Candyass Conundrum
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Solipsism. It’s a fancy word that means that the self is the only existing reality and that other entities, including other people, are representations of one’s own self and can have no independent existence. A person who follows this philosophy may believe that others see the world as he does and will behave as he would.
It’s a quality often found in narcissists, people who greatly admire themselves …
A reset with Russia was possible, he reasoned, because Vladimir Putin, insulted by Bush’s mulishness, was ready to cooperate with the new president in mutually advantageous win-win agreements.
So, in the past week, Obama has insisted that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea was not in his own interest. No doubt most in the faculty lounge would see it that way. But Putin clearly doesn’t. As the military say, the enemy has a vote.
Obama declared that the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was ready to accept peace with Israel. Again, that’s what Obama and the faculty lounge would do. But Abbas ….
“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” Mr. Moore said. “Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.
Well! It’s obvious isn’t it? Mr. Moore is a racist who lives in the corner of a Koch brother pocket. Yup, that was my attempt at smarmy sarcasm.
I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.
“The debate is settled,” asserted propagandist in chief Barack Obama in his latest State of the Union address. “Climate change is a fact.” Really? There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static, impervious to challenge.
Charles is a racist … too.
But even worse than the pretense of settledness is the cynical attribution of any politically convenient natural disaster to climate change, a clever term that allows you to attribute anything — warming and cooling, drought and flood — to man’s sinful carbon burning.
… today there’s a new god, the Earth Mother. And a new set of sins — burning coal and driving a fully equipped F-150.
But whoring is whoring, and the gods must be appeased. So if California burns, you send your high priest (in carbon -belching Air Force One, but never mind) to the bone-dry land to offer up, on behalf of the repentant congregation, a $1 billion burnt offering called a “climate resilience fund.”
Ah, settled science in action.
Yet another blasphemous, flat-earth cracker:
» The Period Of No Global Warming Will Soon Be Longer Than the Period of Actual Global Warming
When the period of no global warming began, the alarmist global warming establishment responded that even several years of temperature data does not establish a climate trend. That takes much longer. But when the period of no global warming gets longer than the period of actual global warming, what is the climate trend then?
Even worse for the theory of catastrophic, anthropogenic (human caused), global warming is that during this now extended period of no global warming mankind’s emissions of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that are supposed to be predominant in causing global warming continued to explode, with one third of all CO2 added to the atmosphere since the industrial revolution occurring during this period.
In fact, in fact, in fact.
» Swimming in a sea of disinformation over the Great Barrier Reef
Hoegh-Guldberg is now arguably the world’s most influential reef scientist in global-warming circles, having got big government grants, chaired a $20 million World Bank study of warming, and worked as an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author.
All that, in spite of or perhaps because of his 0% accuracy in multiple dire predictions and warnings.
In 1998, Hoegh-Guldberg warned the reef was under pressure from global warming, and much had been bleached white.
In fact, he later admitted the reef made a “surprising” recovery.
In 1999, Hoegh-Guldberg claimed warming would so heat the oceans that mass bleaching of the reef would occur every second year from 2010.
In fact, the reef’s last mass bleaching occurred in 2006.
In 2000, Hoegh-Guldberg claimed “we now have more evidence that corals cannot fully recover from bleaching episodes such as the major event in 1998” and “the overall damage is irreparable”.
In fact, he admitted in 2009 he was “overjoyed” to see how much the reef had recovered and the Australian Institute of Marine Science says “most reefs recovered fully” from the 1998 bleaching.
Indeed, an AIMS study found the previous 110 years of ocean warming were good for coral growth.
In 2006, Hoegh-Guldberg warned high temperatures meant “between 30 and 40 per cent of coral on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef could die within a month”.
In fact, he later admitted this bleaching had “a minimal impact” and his team was “genuinely surprised/relieved about how quickly some of these coral colonies had recovered”. In 2007, he warned temperature changes were again bleaching the reef.
In fact, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network the next year reported no net decline in coral cover over the previous four years.
Well, it was either Bush, Global Warming or Racism. It’s just W’s turn in the barrel.
This is a perfect example of why liberty is so important.
… the concept is simple: Small governments that lack the power and resources to oppress people, don’t oppress people. And since government always has a tendency to get bigger, it is imperative that we are eternally vigilant.
~~ via Earl of Taint: They’re Socializing In Venezuela
This is a picture of the crowd lined up to get into the Venezuelan grocery store, which is already shuttering closed. 15 years of Chavismo has come to this. And so far, no word from Hugo’s Hollywood pals all of whom have some serious huevos on they faces.