Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Healthcare Summit

Today, in the spirit of bipartisanship (meaning they're going to get their clocks cleaned in November,) Democrat congressional leaders and Barack Obama invited Republicans to a "summit" so they could discuss healthcare legislation in front of the cameras. The question is, why?

The Democrat-controlled House passed healthcare legislation. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed healthcare legislation. All Democrats need to do is settle on which version they want, then send it for a vote in their Democrat-controlled Congress. Republicans can not stop it.
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Democrats are inept at almost everything they do. However, one thing that they are good at is reading polls. The American public does not want the federal government controlling healthcare, and by extension every other aspect of their lives. (Example: Obesity causes healthcare problems? The government can regulate how many calories you're allowed. That's government healthcare.)
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So with the fear of being tarred, feathered, and ridden out of town on a rail, Democrats hope to muddle the perception by implying that Republicans at least partially responsible for the healthcare debacle called Obamacare. Obama arranges a summit cum photo op to show that Republicans are as bad as Democrats. All we can hope is that Republicans avoid getting splashed on.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Demotivator - Sunday, February 7, 2010

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak crashes his single-engine aircraft and suffers anterograde amnesia. He is unable to form long-term memories for over a month. (1981)

"Bad science and bad politics"

A succinct recap of the eroded credibility of scientists and organizations (IPCC, I'm talking to you!) that promote the theory of manmade global warming, and how it happened.  An excerpt:

"By exaggerating the certainties, papering over the gaps, demonizing the skeptics and peddling tales of imminent catastrophe, [activists have] discredited the entire climate-change movement. The political damage will be severe.... Skeptics up, Obama down, cap-and-trade dead.”

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

When Your Friends Start Talking Like This....

From the Bob Herbert column "Obama's Credibility Gap" in the New York Times

"Mr. Obama is in danger of being perceived as someone whose rhetoric, however skillful, cannot always be trusted."

Well, duh.

Monday, February 01, 2010

They'd Better Check His E-Mails

From the UK Telegraph:

UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

"The United Nations' expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world's mountain tops on a student's dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine."

Who Are You Gonna Trust?

You won't be able to keep your current insurance.
The government will tell your doctor how to treat you.

Remember how the Democrats ridiculed critics of their healthcare legislation for making such claims? Finally Obama admits that those points were, after all, accurate. Do you think you can believe anything Democrats say any more?

Demotivators - February

The Demotivator slogan for February: "Winners - Because nothing says "You're a Loser" more than owning a motivational poster about being a winner."

What the — ?

From a Reuters story about Republican Mark Kirk and his chances in the Illinois US Senate race, quoting DePaul University political analyst Michael Mezey:

"...[Kirk]'s a moderate, middle-of-the-road candidate. He's been pro-choice, pro-gay rights, anti-gun."

Moderate? Middle-of-the-road?

That's the media trying to define the center.