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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Consider Me a Feminist

I think every woman should be able to mitigate the physical disparity with which Mother Nature has saddled her.  110 pounds soaking wet?  Going up against a "burly ex-convict" in combat?

Bring it.


Armed Beauty Queen Fatally Shoots Intruder in Florida Home Invasion
By Cristina Corbin, Fox News

When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.

Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

The woman’s fiance, Robert Planthaber, said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to Brown’s side.

"I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head," Planthaber told FoxNews.com. "But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special.”

Brown, who reigned as the 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, snatched her gun from a nearby bedroom and shot the suspect several times – hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back, her fiance said. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. [link]
Lessons to be learned:

1) Don't ever pull a gun on someone unless you're prepared to use it.
2) When you pull the trigger, keep pulling it.
3) "Aim small, miss small."  Go for the body - "chest, groin, thigh, back," groin again ...
4) Pink accentuates the curves.
5) 110 pounds?  It's amazing how adding 15.3 ounces will change things.

Really?

Want a reasonable justification for Obama's intervention in Libya's internal conflict?  This is as good as it gets:


One might argue, with reported atrocities being committed by the Sudanese government against its citizens in Darfur - over a period of years - making those that occurred in Srebrenica pale in comparison, that Darfur is Obama's Darfur, and he's done absolutely nothing to stop the ethnic cleansing there.

Little choice? Want to try again?

What Could Go Wrong?

Hey, don't laugh.  They deployed this strategy at the Maginot Line against Hitler's Wehrmacht in 1940 and that worked out well for th ...

Okay, maybe laughter is appropriate:


Obama has ceded control of the war in Libya to France, so the French proposal can be expected to be adopted by the French leadership.  A circumstance that reminds me of a Norman Schwartzkopf  quote from a few years ago:

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion."

What could go wrong?


It's worth noting that George S. Patton and his 3rd Army liberated France in 1944 without assistance from that vaunted French political steering committee that was still kissing Hitler's boots as American troops rolled up to the Eiffel Tower.

So How's That Obamacare Thing Workin' For Ya?

It's been a year.  And what a year it was.  Health care costs for the average American have plummeted, as Obama promised, insurance companies have broadened their base of offerings, as Obama promised, people with pre-existing conditions can now buy insurance, and millions of workers have been allowed to keep their existing health insurance plans, as Obama ...

... what?

Oh.

Never mind.
Obamacare: The One-Year Checkup
By Brian Blase, The Heritage Foundation

One year ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The PPACA was unpopular when it was enacted in March 2010, but its proponents believed that it would gain broad acceptance once people discovered the law’s benefits.

One year later, public opinion has not warmed to the law because many of its “benefits” have been either underwhelming or detrimental.

Obamacare has increased government control of Americans’ health care choices, raised the cost of insurance, forced insurers to stop offering child-only policies, broken the promise that an individual can keep his insurance unaltered, and bailed out underfunded union early-retiree health care plans. The early results suggest that Obamacare’s “benefits” are not worth their costs.

One year later, mandating certain benefits has raised the cost of providing insurance, and this higher cost has been passed on to policyholders in the form of higher premiums.

A child-only health insurance policy is a policy that parents or grandparents may wish to purchase to cover only one particular child. Obamacare requires insurers that sell child-only plans to offer coverage to all new applicants without regard to the child’s preexisting health condition. One year later, an unintended consequence of the ban on considering preexisting conditions is that insurers in at least 34 states have exited the market and 20 states now have no insurers offering child-only plans.

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that Obamacare would not affect individuals who were satisfied with their current health insurance. One year later, the President’s assurances have been disproven.

America urgently needs to reform health care, as increasing health care spending is consuming ever larger shares of household and government budgets. Obamacare falls short of genuine reform because its “benefits” will both increase the cost of private insurance and government spending on health care.

Congress should repeal the government-centric Obamacare law and replace it with consumer-focused reforms and sensible changes in health care entitlement programs. America simply cannot afford Obamacare’s “benefits.” [link]

Key sentence: "One year later, the President’s assurances have been disproven."

You were warned.  You paid no attention.  Now look what's happened.

Maybe next time you won't be taken in by all that hope 'n change blather?

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Dupes in pinstripes:


Day late. Dollar short. Go away.

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Add to all that the fact that costs of Obamacare to be charged to the taxpayer are exploding.  The Wall Street Journal:
We thought you'd like to know... ObamaCare will be far more expensive than advertised. To wit, [the Congressional Budget Office] says the entitlement's health insurance subsidies will cost $1.13 trillion between 2012 and 2021, not $1.04 trillion, the prior estimate. This 8.6% jump is the result of revised assumptions, the so-called technical factors in CBO's budget model. The bill's total cost now stands at $1.445 trillion, according to another recent CBO estimate.

Whatever politicians say, the American public instinctively understands that subsidizing health care for millions of people will be staggeringly expensive and only grow over time. But at least now CBO is starting to disclose how fiscally reckless government health care really is.
I remember writing, many times, that we can't pay for the health care of millions of uninsured Americans, expand coverage for all, and reduce costs for those paying the tab, as Obama was promising.  It was never going to happen.  That he was lying through his teeth.

It isn't happening.

In fact we're now much worse off.

We can no longer trust Obama, but where's that Republican promise to repeal this damn thing?

Speaking of Dupes

I wonder how the members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee are feeling now that "Obama - its most recent recipient of their coveted prize - has fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined" and has involved himself in more foreign wars - all three of which bring about the killing of Muslims -  than any U.S. president in history.

We may soon find out:


It should be mentioned that the guy doing the asking is that Russian nut, Vladimir Zhirinovsky.  But still, you have to savor the irony.

Obama, man of peace.  Obama, war criminal.

Can he be both?