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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

They Were Big On HMO's Too

Until it was determined that HMO's weren't doing that which they thought they would.

So they then decided to be against HMO's.

Now they turn to "health care exchanges."

I'm ... searching ... for ... the ... right ... word ...

Oh.  Yeah.  Whoopee.

Stick around.  The Roanoke Times, in a few, short years, will be disparaging health care exchanges too.  Guaranteed.

Fads.  Nothing more than fads.

Hey, I have an idea.  Let's inject the free enterprise system into our screwed-up health care mess.

Nah.  Gotta have government overseeing it.

Thus, the system that was once the envy of the world continues down that path of demise.

To Those Who Think The NRA Has Blood On Its Hands:

That would be you, Peter Dreier:

It wasn't the NRA that paid for all those firearms and bombs that James Holmes purchased and that abetted his mass-murdering effort:

James Holmes Received $26,000 Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

As in the federal government.

As in Obama.

Want to get hyperbolic?  Let's get hyperbolic.

Obama To Supporters: Who Cares About The Economy?

Let's talk about "a woman's right to choose" instead.

For the love of God.

And Speaking Of Your Right To Choose ...

... you can choose to be a victim.


Or you can choose to be like the many, many Oklahomans who are arming themselves with concealed-carry permits

Time to choose.

From The Pantheon Of Brilliant Democrats ...

... steps the man who thought the island of Guam, if populated by too many U.S. military forces, might tip over and sink:
Rep. Johnson: Since Assault Weapons Ban Expired ‘It’s Been Open Season’
By Eric Scheiner, CNS News

On the House Floor Tuesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said “It’s been open season” since the expiration of The Assault Weapons Ban in 2004.

“We have work to do in this congress. You see, the assault weapons ban in place for a number of years, of ten years actually, expired in 2004 and after the expiration of the assault weapons ban it’s been open season,” Johnson said after reflecting on last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

The Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and banned 19 types of semi-automatic guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds. The law expired in 2004. [link]
It's hard to say for sure what was ricocheting through that expanse of brain cavity of his when Johnson used the words, "open season," and I'm not sure why I feel the need to convince him that he's delusional in suggesting that things changed after Clinton's assault weapons ban expired, but here goes anyway:

US crime rate at lowest point in decades.

FBI: Violent crime rates in the US drop, approach historic lows.

Oh, I should add this:

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks

As we argued before Clinton and his buddies passed his crime fighting anti-gun legislation, it would have no effect on crime. It didn't. Nor did the law's demise.

Turns out? Just as we warned at the time, his feel-good law was (a) unconstitutional and (b) boneheaded.

Bu there'll be no convincing Democrats like Hank Johnson, who together wander around each day in einem Nebel; in einem Dunst. America suffered because of the termination of the assault weapons ban and that's that.

We Need To Replace House GOP Leaders

House GOP Leaders Indicate They Will Fund Implementation of Obamacare

Allen West, where are you when we need you?

The American Economy Must Be Doing GREAT!

If the Democratic Party's leading intellect is to be believed:

"House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the two 'most stimulative' things you can do for the economy."

Which means our economy, if he's right, is rolling along at Reagan era prosperity levels.

And we all know how accurate that estimate of our plight is.

Something's Working, At Least

Gun Purchases Denied for Mental Health Reasons Up Almost Sixfold

If only mental health "experts" knew more about mental health ...

As I Wrote Yesterday ...

... liberals have this uncanny ability to know what others are thinking.  Really thinking.

Today's example: MSNBC nitwit Andrea Mitchell:

NBC's Mitchell Rants: Romney Using 'Dog Whistle' Language Against Obama

The "dog whistle" in this context refers to words spoken by conservatives that only other conservatives - and Andrea Mitchell - can hear and comprehend.

It's never about what we say; it's always about what we reaaaally mean when we say it.

And no amount of explanation will ever change her mind.

Party on, Andrea.

As I Wrote Yesterday ...

... while liberals have this uncanny ability to know what conservatives say but really mean, they also have a knack for saying things they mean but didn't say.

Today's example: God's gift to conservatives, Michael Bloomberg:
Mike Bloomberg Walks Back Comment That Police Should Threaten To Strike After Aurora
By Dave Jamieson, The Huffington Post

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has apparently pulled back from his statement Monday that police officers across the nation should threaten to go "on strike" to press for more restrictions on armor-piercing bullets.

Speaking on CNN Monday, Bloomberg took an unusual position for a leader of the largest municipal police force in America, arguing that cops across the country should band together in the wake of the mass murder in Aurora, Colo., to protest weak gun laws.

"I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," Bloomberg told Piers Morgan. "'We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.'"

According to a tweet from New York Times reporter Kate Taylor, Bloomberg tried to walk that statement back on Tuesday. "I don’t mean literally go on strike," Bloomberg said, according to Taylor. [link]
Like one can figuratively go on strike?

Oh, well. He is liberal. So his heart's in the right place. Even if his mouth isn't.

There's a Lot of That Going Around

Dumb, that is.

Bill O'Reilly Rips PBS's Moyers for Blaming Colorado Shootings on NRA: 'That's So Dumb It Hurts'

No, the last thing Bill Moyers would ever do is blame the Colorado shootings on the Colorado shooter.

The Same Could Be Asked of WaPo Columnists

WashPost Columnist Kelly: Make Gun Purchasers Get a 'Co-Signer' to Vouch for Sanity

Whatever.

Michael Moore Makes The Argument For Gun Control

On CNN, naturally.  To interviewer - and fellow gun controller - Piers Morgan:

"And I am not going to come on another damn TV shows [sic], [sic] either, after the next one of these shootings, Pierce [sic], because I haven't done it for 10 years [?]. To be nice to you, and you're a good guy, and you made a good case to me to come on. But I'm sick of this. I refuse it. I refuse to live in a country like this, as I said before — I'm not leaving, so therefore what am I going to do? It's got to change." [source]

"I'm not leaving, so therefore what am I going to do? It's got to change."  Don't feel like the Lone Ranger.  I haven't a clue as to what the fat bastard is trying to say either.

* Sorry about all the [ ]s.  But that's how Politico transcribed Moore's rambling.