March 25, 2010

Lickety-Split Links (032510, Morning)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 7:04 am

Imagine that — “Senate will have to return health bill to House.” From Alan Fram at the Associated Press (link will probably change throughout the day):

Senate Republicans learned early Thursday that they will be able to kill language in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.

It appeared initially that deleting the provisions, dealing with Pell grants for low-income students, should not cause major problems for Democrats hoping to rush the bill to Obama and avoid prolonging what has been a politically painful ordeal for the party.

It’s such a “no major problem” thing that the House will have to vote again. The vote doesn’t necessarily have to go as it did on Sunday, Alan. Following the rules is such a pain in the butt, isn’t it?

Oh, and we now have an AP apparatchik acknowledging that as far as theDemocratic Party is concerned, their party’s well-being is more important than that of the country. Thanks for confirming that, Alan.

Well, since we’re on a “no major problem” track with party uber alles, party hearty on this: Every one of the 219 Democrats who will more than likely (barring a sudden appearance of conscience and statesmanship) vote to re-affirm their Sunday vote before this week is out will be confirming John Dingell’s statement to Paul W. Smith that this isn’t about health care, it’s all about control.

Every one of them will own Dingell’s comment lock, stock, and barrel as if they had said it themselves. Constituents should spend the day reminding their congressmen of that inconvenient fact. Anyone who doesn’t change their vote will be an on the record, self-incriminated supporter of tyranny.

Update, 9:30 a.m.: An AP update and an new headline (“Senate’s fix to health care law slowed by snag”) from Fram — “Democrats described the situation as a minor glitch, but did not rule out that Republicans might be able to remove additional sections of the bill.

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I heard the so-called “death threat” against Bart Stupak on the radio last night on the midnight top-of-hour Fox radio news. It was an “I wish you would die” statement, not an “I will cause you to die” statement. Having heard the latter directed at myself at one time in the past, I thoroughly understand the difference — and so does the egregiously irresponsible establishment media, which is pretending that there is no difference.

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Related Instapundit mini-rant:

STENY HOYER IS SUDDENLY WORRIED ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PITCHFORKS.

He (Steny Hoyer) was notably silent when it was President Obama making pitchfork threats, and when his political ally ACORN was busing mobs to executives’ homes. Man up, Steny. Or just, you know, shut up. You’re a hypocrite when it comes to thuggery, and you and your colleagues aren’t credible playing the victim.

As noted, they’re pretty good at playing the perp. Ask Tom Lauria and Chrysler’s non-TARP secured lenders.

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Surprise (not):

House GOP aides and the non-partisan Congressional Research Service believe health care legislation passed this week requires lawmakers to enroll in government-run insurance programs — while exempting leadership staffers, many of whom were instrumental in crafting the bill.

Paraphrasing the late Leona Helmsley, “Only little people get stuck with ObamaCare.”

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10 Comments

  1. So Stupak votes for this death bill (death to citizens, death to America) and gets death threats…I guess the adage of getting what we get give in life has some merit.

    Funny though, I don’t remember any democrats denouncing the book about how to assassinate Bush or the “I hope Cheney’s pacemaker fails” statement.

    Who’s worse are the Nancy’s at the Ohio Republican party, who think the statement “we’ll vote you out of office” is a physical threat (Delaware County).

    We need a do-over…and the current wussies need to be replaced with real men.

    Comment by Rose — March 25, 2010 @ 8:20 am

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  3. #1, funnier still Stupak when he was against the bill was getting death threats from the Left. The MSM’s response? silence… Selective reporting yet again by the propaganda arm of the Dem Party.

    I have warned already that the Tea Party movement needs to get in front of this thing with a civil disobedience plan in order to head off the more, how shall we say, emotionally involved people against this health care abomination. http://www.publiusforum.com/2010/03/22/civil-disobedience/

    I don’t blame people for high emotions, I do blame them however for not using their heads. Don’t get mad, get even. Those who are the leaders of the various Tea Party factions need to quickly adopt a plan to “channel” the emotional energy lest it get out of hand to dull the high moral ground. The fact that liberals are attempting to smear the Tea Party movement means they are setting the stage for Obama to far worse things. It’s called Gas Lighting. This is not the time for violent action.

    If the Tree of Liberty is to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants, then first the ground must be prepared to receive this precious watering. No blood should be spilled thoughtlessly or without meaning. We are on the path to Civil War, but we are not there yet and God willing it won’t be necessary. First the populace must be fully engaged and the lines clearly drawn between the public and the ruling elite.

    Comment by dscott — March 25, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

  4. #3, great point. If you’ve got a Stupak leftist death threat link, an e-mail would be welcome.

    Comment by TBlumer — March 25, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

  5. #4, I’ll have to research to find the actual language, however, as reported by The Hill on March 18th, that’s prior to Stupak’s switch on March 21st, The fight has taken a toll on his wife, who has disconnected the phone in their home to avoid harassment. “All the phones are unplugged at our house — tired of the obscene calls and threats.”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/87519-its-been-a-living-hell-says-rep-stupak

    Comment by dscott — March 25, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

  6. Wealth Redistribution, kicked up another notch:

    Obama administration to order lenders to cut mortgage payments for jobless

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/25/AR2010032502426.html?hpid=topnews

    Guess where the money will come from to compensate the banks for slashing mortgage payments for the unemployed???? $700 of repaid TARP funds. Now comes the home owners bail out. If we weren’t accepting the bail out of the banks, most of whom didn’t need it, now we are being presented with the government defacto paying mortgages for at least 6 months. You can kiss all of that $700 billion goodbye. At what point is it unConstitutional and flatly illegal to re-allocate funds without the tacit approval of Congress anymore???? Not satisfied with bankrupting Fannie and Freddie, now Obama plans to bankrupt FHA. So where’s the money for the people who actually qualify for a mortgage going to get it when the FHA is tied up buying up bad loans from the banks under the guise of helping their campaign contributors at those banks?

    Yeap, that’s definitely going to end well…(do I really need to say I’m being sarcastic??)

    Comment by dscott — March 25, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

  7. It seems they finally someone advocating violence against Democrats:

    Former militiaman unapologetic for calls to vandalize offices over health care

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/25/AR2010032501722.html?hpid=topnews

    Out of 300+ million people in this country, they finally found a legitimate one???? Time will tell if this is another fake but true story. They link his blog: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2010/03/to-all-modern-sons-of-liberty-this-is.html

    Like I said, the Tea Party movement needs to get out in front of this quickly with a Civil Disobedience campaign in which everyone can participate. Otherwise, those who are more emotionally charged will assume the leadership. Making death threats and breaking windows is NOT Civil Disobedience, it’s vandalism and soils the high ground.

    I like his quote of John Locke but we are not at the stage where the peaceful civil disobedience has been tried to it’s fullest extent.

    Comment by dscott — March 25, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

  8. Another unexpected drop in housing sales…you would think by now they would find another adverb.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a8xSP8Wb3iW8

    March 24 (Bloomberg) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in February to a record low as blizzards, unemployment and foreclosures depressed the market…

    …Sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in February to a 5.02 million rate, the lowest since June, and the inventory of unsold homes rose to its highest level in almost two years, the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday in Washington…

    If you keep not expecting something, either you’re not paying attention, obtuse or just plain naive. Must be a corollary to Einstein’s definition of insanity.

    Comment by dscott — March 26, 2010 @ 2:41 am

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  10. Now here’s something that makes you consider unintended consequences:

    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/03/25/power-lines-cited-possible-cause-runaway-toyotas/

    If high voltage (13,000 Volt) power lines may be a cause of run-away acceleration in electronically controlled vehicles, what will the implementation of a 100,000 volt power smart grid system do for them? Could be a problem…

    Given that the distance of a magnetic field induced by electricity is influenced by the voltage, a 100 kv may in fact be a problem for people with pace makers, fly by wire controlled planes (think Airbus and military jets) and radio reception in general.

    Comment by dscott — March 27, 2010 @ 8:50 am

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