August 5, 2009

CNN Headline’s E-mail Wants Me to Be Okay With This

In the e-mail earlier today:

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Really, if it weren’t for the help of the CNN folks, I would have thought that this was really bad news. (/sarc)

Context:

  • Though it is subject to adjustment, as of this moment, June 2009 (NOT six months) was the worst June ever for what actually happened on the ground (110,000 jobs lost, not seasonally adjusted) since Uncle Sam’s Bureau of Labor Statistics began publishing monthly data. That’s true even if you express the June result as a percentage of the workforce.
  • If the 371,000 is mimicked by BLS for the total job market in July (seasonally adjusted, including government), it will be the worst numerical seasonally adjusted result since 1956 (before adjustments for size of the workforce).

The POR (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) Economy, now the POR Recession/”RepressionAs Normal People Define It, marches on.

Driehaus Townhall Makes Drudge

Go here for Doug Ross’s report, and here for his original post (“‘Blue Dog’ Steve Driehaus ripped, mocked, booed and laughed at during his Town Hall on Health Care”) before Drudge’s pickup.

Seeing as Driehaus has voted incongruently with every item on which he ran (life, fiscal responsibility, not being a hack, etc.), I’d say his time is up.

He has ruined his family name because he doesn’t have the brass to stand on principle. Pelosi cracks that whip and the pushovers gleefully rush to accommodate her.

Oh Th-teve, you’re thuch a thensitive lap dog! OK now, SIT! ROLL OVER! VOTE! LIE! STEAL TAXPAYER MONEY! VOTE AGAINST LIFE!

What a disgrace.

And They Called Bush Hitler? Part 2

Filed under: Activism,Health Care,Taxes & Government — Rose @ 7:31 am

Note: Part 1 is here.

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That’s funny, I thought Joseph Stalin was dead…From the White House’s Communication Director of Healthcare Reform (HT Emailer):

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

You can find the actual WH link here.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, now you too can be a spy just like Stalin’s KGB and Hitler’s STASI. This administration wants you to do your Communist er, Patriotic duty and turn in your neighbors essentially for having a different opinion about where their socialist healthcare plan (among others) will take this country.

In fact, Brad Woodhouse of the DNC just released a presser about those of us who disagree with ObamaCare (HT: Redstate). Here it is in its entirety:

Die Republikaner und ihre verbündeten Gruppen – verzweifelt nach zwei aufeinander folgenden Wahlen zu verlieren und alle wichtigen politischen Kampf auf dem Capitol Hill – Anstiftung sind wütend Monster von einer kleinen Zahl von wütenden rechten Extremisten von K Street Lobbyisten zu stören nachdenklich Diskussionen über die Zukunft der Gesundheitsversorgung in Amerika, die sich in Congressional Bezirke im ganzen Land. Allerdings, wie wir gesehen, auf der McCain-Palin Kundgebungen im vergangenen Jahr, wo Menschenmassen waren Ködern mit Schreie der “sozialistischen”, “kommunistisch”, und wo die birthers Bewegung geboren wurde – das Monster von Extremisten sind nicht interessiert an einer Diskussion über nachdenklich die Fragen – aber wie einige republikanische Führer gesagt haben – sie sind interessiert in “Bruch” den Präsidenten und die Zerstörung seiner Präsidentschaft. Diese Mobs sind bussed von finanziell gut ausgestattete, hoch organisierten Gruppen von republikanischen Genossenschaften und finanziert durch die besonderen Interessen, die verzweifelt versucht, um die Agenda für den Wandel der Präsident gewählt wurde, um in Washington.Trotz der Überschrift grabbing Charakter dieser böse Monster und ihre Störungen von Veranstaltungen, sie sind nicht widerspiegeln, wenn das amerikanische Volk auf die Fragen – oder die Hunderte von Tausenden von nachdenklichen Diskussionen rund um Küche Tabellen-, Wasser-Kühler und in den Häusern. Die rechte Extremisten “Dinge wie die Nutzung der Teufel Hörner auf die Bilder von unseren gewählten Vertretern, hängen die Mitglieder des Kongresses in Bildnis, atemlos Befragung der Präsident der Bürgerschaft und der Verwendung von Nazi-und SS-Symbole wie die nur zeigt, wie außerhalb des Mainstream der Republikanischen Partei und ihre Verbündeten sind. Diese Art von Wut und Zwietracht nicht dienen Republikaner auch im Jahr 2008 – und es ist verpflichtet, nach hinten wieder.

Hey, well said comrade.

Ya know, if we heard more dialog towards actually addressing valid, fact-based concerns about their take-over & reduced-care health deform, I might be inclined to think they are hon…hone..hones…(I can’t say it) trying to find points of error. But with every opportunity – speeches, town hall meetings, correspondence with Congress – all we hear is rhetoric. Ergo, their intent is quite clear. These people are capable of things that we think only other countries do…namely stripping away liberties, starving citizens and denying healthcare to anyone without blonde hair or blue eyes…oops, I’m sorry, I mean to anyone who becomes bothersome or too expensive.

That’s some change, Barry.

This short video is for any of you still believe the lies that the intent is not to move us to a single payer (100% govt. controlled system).

They are lying about their intent otherwise they wouldn’t be trying to rush it through. What criteria are determining this “crisis” and as such an immediate, comprehensive overhaul of a situation where 80% of Americans are content?

Answer: Power and control.

As is made clear in the following report by Dr. David Janda, this administration and its congress is focused only on reducing costs through reducing care. No tort reform or other options like better preventative care are even on the table.

Written by Dr. Dave Janda
Thursday, 23 July 2009

As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington last Friday (7/17).

The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received.

In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of “reform” as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. Here is the link to the 1,018 page document:

http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

Let me summarize just a few salient points of the above plan. First, however, it should be clear that the same warning notice must be placed on The ObamaCare Plan as on a pack of cigarettes: Consuming this product will be hazardous to your health.

The underlying method of cutting costs throughout the plan is based on rationing and denying care. There is no focus on preventing health care need whatever. The plan’s method is the most inhumane and unethical approach to cutting costs I can imagine as a physician.

The rationing of care is implemented through The National Health Care Board, according to the plan. This illustrious Board “will approve or reject treatment for patients based on the cost per treatment divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from the treatment.”

Translation…..if you are over 65 or have been recently diagnosed as having an advanced form of cardiac disease or aggressive cancer…..dream on if you think you will get treated…..pick out your coffin.

Oh, you say this could never happen? Sorry…. this is the same model they use in Britain.

The plan mandates that there will be little or no advanced treatments to be available in the future. It creates The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research, the purpose of which is “to slow the development of new medications and technologies in order to reduce costs.” Yes, this is to be the law.

The plan also outlines that doctors and hospitals will be overseen and reviewed by The National Coordinator For Health Information and Technology.

This ” coordinator” will “monitor treatments being delivered to make sure doctors and hospitals are strictly following government guidelines that are deemed appropriate.” It goes on to say…..”Doctors and hospitals not adhering to guidelines will face penalties.”

According to those in Congress, penalties could include large six figure financial fines and possible imprisonment.

So according to The ObamaCare Plan….if your doctor saves your life you might have to go to the prison to see your doctor for follow -up appointments. I believe this is the same model Stalin used in the former Soviet Union.

Section 102 has the Orwellian title, “Protecting the Choice to Keep Current Coverage.” What this section really mandates is that it is illegal to keep your private insurance if your status changes – e.g., if you lose or change your job, retire from your job and become a senior, graduate from college and get your first job. Yes, illegal.

When Mr. Obama hosted a conference call with bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible, a blogger from Maine referenced an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance.

He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” Mr. Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.”

Then there is Section 1233 of The ObamaCare Plan, devoted to “Advanced Care Planning.” After each American turns 65 years of age they have to go to a mandated counseling program that is designed to end life sooner.

This session is to occur every 5 years unless the person has developed a chronic illness then it must be done every year. The topics in this session will include, “how to decline hydration, nutrition and how to initiate hospice care.” It is no wonder The Obama Administration does not like my emphasis on Prevention. For Mr. Obama, prevention is the “enemy” as people would live longer.

I rest my case. The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.

After I finished my Capitol Hill presentation, I was asked by a Congressman in the question-answer session: “I’ll be doing a number of network interviews on the Obama Health Care Plan. If I am asked what is the one word to describe the plan what should I answer.”

The answer is simple, honest, direct, analytical, sad but truthful. I told him that one word is FASCIST.

Then I added, “I hope you’ll have the courage to use that word, Congressman. No other word is more appropriate.”

Dr. Dave Janda, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon, and a world-recognized expert on the prevention of sports injuries, particularly in children. His website is noinjury.com.

Yep, those ads for Internment/Resettlement Specialists are making more sense with each passing day…

Positivity: Mariah Mountanos — ‘you’re never too young to save a dog’s life’

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 7:22 am

From Ukiah, California:

August 3, 8:03 a.m.

Meet Mariah Mountanos. At the age of twelve, five years ago, Mariah decided it was time she took action and put her love for dogs to the test.

In conjunction with her school’s program for community service, Mariah asked to work with the Ukiah Shelter in Ukiah, California. But what could such a young girl do to truly make a difference?

Ukiah did not have their own website and worked through Petfinder to promote their adoptable animals, so Mariah created a website for them, Paws to Adopt, to showcase the special animals up for adoption. How did Mariah decide that a new website was most needed?

“Ukiah is not a very populated community. Yet, the Ukiah Shelter is filled with more animals than can be adopted out in the area. So, getting people up to Ukiah from other areas is one of the greatest challenges. With the website, the awareness of animals in the Ukiah Shelter has greatly increased. With more exposure through the internet, more animals are adopted from the Ukiah Shelter and find forever homes.”

She particularly loves pits and shares information about training with the Pit Crew and has been instrumental in finding homes for several pits. Under the guidance and support of Sage Mountainfire, Adoption Coordinator, Mariah has worked with Ukiah every Wednesday for the past several years, currently volunteers at the Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic and hopes to attend UC Davis in 2010 s an Animal Science Major, on her way to veterinary school. ….

Go here for the rest of the story.