Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the “public opinion will take care of itself” on President Obama’s signature healthcare law, despite polling that shows the reform legislation remains deeply unpopular.

“The picture that has been painted by opponents does not represent the truth,” said Carney, who also noted that “there has been a constant effort by Republicans to undermine the law, try to repeal the law, try to obstruct the implementation of the law.”

“The fact of the matter is millions of Americans are already receiving benefits because of the Affordable Care Act that they did not have prior to its passage,” Carney said.

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Two U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday that the launch of new state healthcare exchanges could potentially be delayed, raising further doubts about the implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

Alan Duncan, an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an Internal Revenue Service agency that monitors performance, said testing the systems needed to implement the exchanges “will be difficult to complete” by the October 1 start date.

“The lack of adequate testing could result in significant delays and errors in accepting and processing … applications for health insurance coverage,” he told the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform committee.

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Less than a third of small businesses say they’re prepared for the regulatory mandates under ObamaCare, a new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found…

“Excessive regulation is having a crippling effect on job growth among small businesses, as our latest small-business survey makes clear,” said Rob Engstrom, the Chamber’s senior vice president. “In fact, the only thing that scares small businesses more than the current business climate is what Washington bureaucrats will do next.”

The survey found that 30 percent of businesses were not ready to comply with the new rules. Roughly 25 percent reported not knowing what they had to do to follow the law.

Seventy-one percent of the more than 1,300 small-business executives polled said they would be less likely to hire employees because of the healthcare law, according to the survey.

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One person who was decidedly not in the audience Thursday was Mary Miller, the CEO of Jancoa, a 41-year-old, family-owned janitorial business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Miller shared her grievances with Congress last year.

“This will destroy the foundation on which this company was built, and the quality of life we are trying to help our employees achieve,” Miller said on the House floor last July.

Miller has 340 employees, and the law will soon require her to provide them with health insurance. Miller said she now faces the choice of $1.4 million for employee healthcare, $640,000 in fines for not buying them healthcare, or cutting hours for employees so they are no longer full-time, and thus not required to be insured.

I’m going out of business that’s not okay with me. I have 340 employees and their families depend on that,” Miller told CNN.

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I think we’ve reached sort of an interesting moment in the post-passage of the Affordable Care Act because until this point you’ve sort of seen cracks in the foundations, people who have been following this closely like Jim Angle and others have understood that we were about to see an unraveling, that we were about to see a crumbling. But what we’ve seen in recent weeks, whether it’s Max Baucus calling it a “train wreck” or Tom Harkin suggesting delaying the employer mandate was not going to be lawful or this stunning letter from unions going after the president, saying that this will have disastrous effects not only on union members but millions of Americans, the NFL distancing itself from comments that Secretary Sebelius has made. All of that taken together, you’re now seeing the public collapse of Obamacare.

So, we’re seeing the edifice of Obamacare I think start to collapse. And that’s something that the White House has to be tremendously concerned about. And what these votes in the House are doing today is putting Democrats in the House in a very difficult position to vote either in favor of suspending the employer mandate, which is what the White House has argued in favor of doing but instructed Democratic House members not to vote that way.

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Since the end of 2010, those viewing the law unfavorably have — with a handful of exceptions — always outpaced those who see it in a favorable light. In June, 43 percent regarded the law unfavorably while just 35 percent had a favorable view of it. (Worth noting: Eight percent of those who had an unfavorable view of the law did so because it didn’t, in their minds, go far enough to overhaul the health care system.)…

Looking at the data, it’s readily apparent that views about the law have cemented in place. When that sort of thing happens in public opinion, virtually no external event — no matter how dramatic or seemingly important — can change perceptions in any statistically meaningful way. (One foreign policy example: Once the public soured on the war in Iraq, there was nothing anyone could do to change that sentiment.)…

And so, President Obama’s speech today will almost certainly not move the needle on the issue. People who already like the law will still like it. Those who don’t won’t.

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But despite the administration’s messaging efforts, news in the days that followed did little to dispel the perception that the Obama administration may not be up to the task of implementing the law. That’s not an unusual turn of events. So far, the law’s implementation has been marked by missed deadlines, mismanagement, and general bureaucratic ineptitude…

GAO has provided other reasons to be skeptical about the health department’s competence as well. In a separate report in November, the office also found that HHS was among several government agencies failing to properly assess the cost and effectiveness of internal IT systems. Another GAO report warned that the health department was not exercising sufficient oversight of contractors in its Medicaid audit program. An audit of HHS finances last year by an independent contractor, meanwhile, found that the agency had ongoing material weaknesses in its financial management, owing in part to the department’s size and complexity. HHS has known about some of these weaknesses for years.

This is the wing of the federal government primarily tasked with implementing the largest, most complicated, most expensive social insurance scheme in decades: an agency that has demonstrated repeated failures to manage its own technology infrastructure, its fleet of contractors, or its sprawling financial controls.

Is it any surprise that implementation is not going entirely as planned? If anything, it’s almost more of a surprise when anything does.

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Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:26 AM

That’s amazing. :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Rock bottom..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I posted that earlier tonight, @12:14AM!

This is one of my favorite songs, in an early, different version (the video is hilarious, with a guy on something stronger than coke, I think! :))

UFO – “Rock Bottom” (live in Germany, 1973)

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Within this one little hour, every site I administrate will recompile itself, and upload itself wherever it goes, with one little click of one little button.

And I may even have one more little Hard Lemonade thing, ’cause those are really good.

Axe on July 19, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Scrumpy on July 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Goodnight, Spritely One! Good luck with the apartment search. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Remember

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Btw, thank you for this. I played it a few times this morn, when I finally found it.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

:)

Sorry, Schad; I only have one eye on the thread. I’m glad. :)

And *HT* Dire. :) Same excuse.

Hi, Jackie! . . . Er, same excuse.

Axe on July 19, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Scrumpy on July 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Goodnight, Spritely One! Good luck with the apartment search. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:35 AM

dang it. hi and bye Scrump. :)

Axe on July 19, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Brain cells are dying … need sleep … night all.

gh on July 19, 2013 at 1:40 AM

You mean it’s blocked? I had that happen a couple of nights ago with someone’s link. Stupidity really.

gh on July 19, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Oh, YouTube does it more and more. They are good at detecting attempts to get around their filter, too.

Issac Hayes and Dionne Warwick – “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (live)

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 1:41 AM

:) All the stuff I’m not allowed to say in public goes right here.

And a hug is involved.

Axe on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Smooch.

Resist We Much on July 19, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Flor De Noche – Adam Hurst

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:44 AM

The Flame – Cheap Trick

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Well, heck – if you’re gonna whip out Cheap Trick, we gotta give THIS a spin!

williamg on July 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Very nice..I like the older EJ the best..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on July 19, 2013 at 1:24 AM

I liked Elton up through his “Rock of the Westies” album from 1975 (one of the 70′s’ best imo); he really dropped off after that…

This is very derivative of a Stones’ song, but it is still great!

Elton John – “Street Kids”

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Sorry, Schad; I only have one eye on the thread. I’m glad. :)

Axe on July 19, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Here’s some help for you!

Resist We Much on July 19, 2013 at 1:49 AM

williamg on July 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

LOL! Good evening, Williamg. :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Flor De Noche – Adam Hurst

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Loved the ending, the very end…all of it, but the ending especially.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:52 AM

LOL! All of them …just depends on the mood. :) Music is all about invoking the mood, or the memory, to me. :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Does this one bring back any memory or evoke any mood for you? lol (the song and vid rule, it goes without saying! :))

Blue Oyster Cult – “Godzilla”

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 1:52 AM

I like it, too, the ending… I think those few bars are reminiscent of Chopin’s style. :)

I think this guy is very talented. I’ve been listening to his work often lately.

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:56 AM

When the government was small and didn’t really have that much power over people, those of a nature to want to dictate to other people and lord over them and get rich from corruption for that mater didn’t have that much incentive to go into government – to small and unpowerful so not enough payoff – so you had a much better class of men going into government. Now with government so powerful and so controlling and so rich, low men find it very attractive, low women too, and the lower they are the more attractive they find it. This may be a death spiral.

VorDaj on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 1:52 AM

It reminds me of the many Japanese Horror films I’ve watched… and I get a strange urge to stomp on Tokyo… can’t think why. lol! :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Indeed, Jack(ie) :)

Pity those who have ears and don’t hear.

Good night HA owls

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Midnight Waltz – Adam Hurst

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is. ”

Last waltz of the night, Paladin? Goodnight. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Sorry I could participate in the festivities.

I was at a merger and acquisitions meeting with the foreign relations liaison minister undersecretary to the CEO of the fiduciary task force and what not.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Poop I just missed MG.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Sex Pistols – “Satellite”

You know I don’t like where you come from
It’s just a satellite of London

Hey baby, I love you…

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:05 AM

I got here too late because my stupid feet didn’t listen to my brain because of the war it is launching against my fovea.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:07 AM

I’m going to have to wait until tomorrow for anyone to respond to my stupid postings.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 AM

I doing my best jokes and no one is here to read them.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Spark, I played something for you, further up.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Nah. They’re taking those drugs…trying to forget that she’s the best they can get.

Losers all around.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 1:17 AM

That’s real retarded, sir. That’s real retarded to do that, sir.

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:14 AM

I doing my best jokes and no one is here to read them.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 AM

We’re all enjoying your stuff over here, if that makes you feel better. :)

It’s just that we’re trying to work out the compile-chain with integration teams from Tokyo and technical advisory committees and what not.

Axe on July 19, 2013 at 2:16 AM

It reminds me of the many Japanese Horror films I’ve watched… and I get a strange urge to stomp on Tokyo… can’t think why. lol! :)

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 AM

lol :)

SCTV: Tim Ishimuni interviews “Grogan”

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:18 AM

I doing my best jokes and no one is here to read them.

SparkPlug on July 19, 2013 at 2:08 AM

On behalf of all white people, I’d like to apologize.

John the Libertarian on July 19, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Is there anyone here who has not already seen the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” commercial ?

I just learned of this a couple day’s ago, but the link to it seems to be getting around by email (based on mine, anyway).

listens2glenn on July 19, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Bad Axe – “The Ice Queen”

You try to kiss her heart
You think no one could be so cruel
She’ll suck your heart from you
And then she’ll use you as a tool

And there she sleeps forever
Upon her mountain cold and high
Made from the lives among us
Who did not see those evil eyes

\m/

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:37 AM

listens2glenn on July 19, 2013 at 2:33 AM

I only watched that a dozen times, just to make sure Snuffy was safe.

John the Libertarian on July 19, 2013 at 2:40 AM

Is there anyone here who has not already seen the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” commercial ?

I just learned of this a couple day’s ago, but the link to it seems to be getting around by email (based on mine, anyway).

listens2glenn on July 19, 2013 at 2:33 AM

That reminded me of this (what should happen to trolls!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafAdkZIYKA

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Aw, crap, AC. Looks like we’re the only ones left to close down the joint. You get the lights, I’ll get the broom.

John the Libertarian on July 19, 2013 at 2:49 AM

it is now very plain that there are 2 parties..the Donkey/socialist party..and the Dolt party.

John McCain is a senior person in the Dolt party. The cns news front page article about Sen Dolt not knowing what’s in his schumber/Dolt party bill is tragic. So again with the lazy, doltish self-aggrandizing showboats who have either 1. been bought with hard cah 2. have so much dirt in their record that they must please schumer or 3 are just lazy and ignorant.

Levin took the R party apart tonight…Took. Them. Apart. According to CNSnews Leahy is perfectly able to tell us what is in the bill.

McCain is a shadowy Dolt….not be be trusted with anything. Rs should denounce him as a Dolt…but sadly, that would require intelligence

Secondly…Hannity is something of a Dolt too. He is unable to mount a serious argument against the Left/Agitators. What the Left Agitators are advocating is 1. Duty to Retreat…run fast and you can you little pos…Z didn’t run away from Martin..That Was the Crime.

Also, the agitators want some Justice…capricious, arbitrary Justice…their kinda justice. Mr. Hannity…that is called Vigilante Justice. Got it? don’t be a nice Dolt. Attack

r keller on July 19, 2013 at 2:50 AM

listens2glenn on July 19, 2013 at 2:33 AM

.
That reminded me of this (what should happen to trolls!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafAdkZIYKA

Anti-Control on July 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

.
I’ve seen that video as well. But it’s normal for animals to do that to each other.

However, if a man or woman shoots an animal with a rifle . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on July 19, 2013 at 3:00 AM

So, we’re seeing the edifice of Obamacare I think start to collapse. And that’s something that the White House has to be tremendously concerned about.

Keep dreaming. When has ANY Democrat led initiative EVER collapsed, been repealed, rolled back, curtailed, or otherwise been rendered ineffective?

This monster and his effects are with us from now on.

Cleombrotus on July 19, 2013 at 5:53 AM

good morning!

you all need to get a grip…don’t you know obama is awesome and wont’ lead us astray, he’s going to take care of us
-lib talking heads

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Cleombrotus on July 19, 2013 at 5:53 AM

just keep throwing money at it
-dems

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Good Morning, Patriots. A little change of pace.

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.

- Will Rogers My take.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM

“The picture that has been painted by opponents does not represent the truth,” said Carney

pot….kettle

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 6:40 AM

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM

great take KJ…
mr cmsinaz and I were just talking about this last night…with netflix, who needs the theatres anymore at $50 a pop…

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 6:46 AM

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Thank you, ma’am.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Good morning friends and fellow patriots!

My rule of thumb is the more a film or TV show is advertised, the worse it’s likely to be. Hollywood has to be tanking, given what I’ve seen advertised lately, and how they’re advertised.

There’s been a new trend where an ad will come on for a product, and at the end pitch a movie — a commercial within a commercial; a double-whammy; Hollywood sponsoring an ad for an unrelated product like shampoo. Some stations will show the ad every commercial break (which are too many anyhow) for hours on end. Sometimes, stations will show the ad twice during a break, in case you missed it the first 900 times that month (do the math and see how close I am to that figure). Plus, they’ll start ads two months in advance sometimes.

Something is very wrong there.

Wait till Obamacare kicks in full force. People will then have less money to spend/waste on Hollywood’s drivel. Who knows? In ten years, the movie theater might be a thing of the past.

Unless they all become porn theaters. Which really aren’t necessary any more anyway, what with the Internet.

The upside, though, is that we won’t be lectured any more by ‘celebrities’ on how we should live our lives or how much money we ‘should be allowed to make’.

Silver linings when there is no more silver screen.

I can live with that.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Been reading around the web. I’m glad commenters in message boards on Breitbart and Daily Caller are taking the Florida Governor to the woodshed for cow-towing to the Trayvon protestors camped out in his office. Perry would have had them tossed by the Texas Rangers. Saw Chris Hayes gloating on his show how Scott had to give in to them. So, Floridians, are you going to see “Trayvon laws” now where the police can’t look at black people and if your home is broken in to you better have plenty of food to serve the visitors in the fridge?

Marcus on July 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Marcus on July 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM

cripe…

they’ll try it in all 50 states me thinks

cmsinaz on July 19, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Politicians are so easily intimidated. But a dozen people camped out in an office can’t match thousands of voters writing making phone calls. Odds are, the rabble in the office don’t vote.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

The upside, though, is that we won’t be lectured any more by ‘celebrities’ on how we should live our lives or how much money we ‘should be allowed to make’.

Silver linings when there is no more silver screen.

I can live with that.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Sorry to disagree, but they’ll just go into politics full- time. And begin lecturing us 24/7/365 on How Incredibly Much Smarter And Wiser And More Compassionate And Just Incomparably Better Than All The Rest Of You they are. And how All You Peasants Had Better Do As We Tell You Right Now, Or Else.

And Oh Yes, Worship Us NOW!!

Few celebrities today are famous for actually doing anything, anyway. They are famous mainly for being famous. Add in that most get by on looks alone, and you are not dealing with people who are used to either having a realistic assessment of themselves, or acting consistently with same.

Celebrity women who have children mainly as a fashion accessory, and celebrity men who have “relationships” for the same reason, are not the sort who have “opinions” for any reason other than to be popular with their own clique’, and to distinguish themselves from the Great Unwashed. If it were possible to somehow insert a nonsense word like “zooble” into their conversational circles, and intimate that it was something great and hip and trendy, they would all instantly be going “zooble”, even if they had no idea what it actually meant. Google “quoz” and/or “tulipomania”, or just read Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, by Charles MacKay, first published in 1841.

Rationality and common sense are not to be expected from those whose stock in trade is illusion. Especially illusions about themselves.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 19, 2013 at 7:47 AM

eon on July 19, 2013 at 7:47 AM

You may well be right. Those people can’t seem to live without the limelight.

“Baby as a fashion accessory.” That’s funny; something I never thought of! And here I thought it ended with those little dogs they put in their purses that look like a drowned rat.

Obviously, I don’t pay much attention to Hollywood.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

BS.I’ve got two med. bills that I need to pay off. Last years, they would’ve been smaller…or non-existent.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 19, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Thats awkward: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/07/obamacare-premiums-are-lower-expected

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Reminds me of when the St Louis Congressman told a room full of constituents and reporters that after six years of ObamaCare, “the US Government would be running a surplus”. And the entire room laughed.

Marcus on July 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM

July 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

That’s funny…

Quoting Mother Jones as an unbiased source to bolster a Progressive argument.

coldwarrior on July 19, 2013 at 8:39 AM

- Will Rogers My take.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM

…I want Hollywood to fail!

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

wolly4321 on July 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM

So, we are just a tiny step away from the DoJ suspending habeas corpus in Florida…and the rest of the USA.

If a person once acquitted of an alleged state crime is still held “guilty” by the federal government on no legal basis whatsoever…

And thus far there is no outcry??? Just a lot of gloating about “how we gonna get ‘im [Zimmerman]” from the usual suspects?

Perhaps we all should contact any and all elected officials and demand they tell us (with documentation) under what legal writ this sort of thing can be done??

And we need to rock the rafters with a roar of disgust and honest anger.

Or, are we now willingly, sheepishly, reaching the day when if the King wakes up cranky…the axeman is paid handsomely?

coldwarrior on July 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Levin took the R party apart tonight…Took. Them. Apart. According to CNSnews Leahy is perfectly able to tell us what is in the bill.r keller on July 19, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Yes he did, and in addition he read many parts of the great article from http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/071713-664096-immigration-bill-filled-with-millions-special-interests-webhedand160-immigration-bill-millions-in-slush-funds-to-special-interests.htm

The most Anti-American bill I’ve ever read. Mark spent almost the first hour just on what Stanton Evans uncovered.

He called out the gang of 8 and those that aren’t even in the gang of 8!! Awesome.

Oh, Jay Carney is a parrot.

bluefox on July 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

bluefox on July 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

We need a new Party.

We need a totally new Congress.

Obviously we need a totally new President.

But most of all…we need citizens to give a damn…like their lives depended on it.

coldwarrior on July 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

- Will Rogers My take.

kingsjester on July 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM

From your article:

The other problem that these summer movies have, is simple: They aren’t worth seeing.

Even if they by chance produce a good movie, I wouldn’t support that because it supports the evil they produce. To me, Hollywood is against all I hold dear.

Good take kj!

bluefox on July 19, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Few celebrities today are famous for actually doing anything, anyway. They are famous mainly for being famous. Add in that most get by on looks alone, and you are not dealing with people who are used to either having a realistic assessment of themselves, or acting consistently with same…

eon on July 19, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Well, they’ve always said, “Politics is Hollywood for Ugly People.” If Hollywood decides to supplant the ugly people, would anyone really notice? One step closer to Idiocracy. Already, People and Us-type magazines thrive while news magazines sink further into oblivion.

Fallon on July 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM

We need a new Party.

We need a totally new Congress.

Obviously we need a totally new President.

But most of all…we need citizens to give a damn…like their lives depended on it.

coldwarrior on July 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I agree with all you say and many others do as well. We can’t do everything at once but the problem I see and hear is what can we do?

We call/fax/email, but they ignore us; until they need our vote.

Mark Levin has a new book coming out 8/13 that he has been giving hints on his idea on what we can do. He’s been chopping at the bit to be able to discuss it fully. I’ve pre-ordered it on Amazon. From what he’s said so far, it’s some action the States can take and does not involve the Congress. I don’t usually care for “how to” books, but since Levin is an Attorney and this action is Constitutionally based, I’ll listen.

http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Amendments-Restoring-American-Republic/dp/1451606273/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374241115&sr=1-1&keywords=Mark+Levin

bluefox on July 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

This falls into the category of when you think things can’t get any worse.

Senate Immigration Bill Contains $20 Billion Medicaid Mandate

A little-noticed part of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of S. 744 shows that it would in fact impose a $20 billion Medicaid expansion on states. According to the CBO score of the legislation, this provision would occur over a decade-long period after the President signs the bill.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/18/Senate-immigration-bill-includes-20-billion-Medicaid-mandate-just-like-Obamacare

bluefox on July 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM

On Levin’s new book. It is placed at #21 and has been 9 days in the top 100!

It is not going to be released until Aug 13, 2013!

Awesome.

bluefox on July 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Thats awkward: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/07/obamacare-premiums-are-lower-expected

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

BWAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, liveasaslaveanddie, you really are a comic! MotherJones!!

That’s rich. Another absolutely, like totes, unbiaed source.

You’re just embarrassing yourself now, princess.

Get a job.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Drudge-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2369592/Justice-Department-places-hold-Trayvon-Martin-trial-evidence-including-George-Zimmermans-gun–Florida-law-says-returned-him.html.

Walking target..
This is BS.

wolly4321 on July 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM

It’s OK. GZ has a clean record, still has his CCW, and there’s no reason he can’t pick up a couple more. And, there are plenty of people who will help him out with selection and training.

I’m pretty sure he has another one – or more – by now; and that he’s up-gunned as well.

Solaratov on July 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

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