Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told several hundred legislators and state health officers Monday that resistance to the 2010 health-care overhaul should end, and that they can play a role in implementing the still hotly debated act.

“This is no longer a political debate; this is what we call the law,” Sebelius told a group that includes Democrats and Republicans, elected officials, political appointees and bureaucrats. “It was passed and signed three years ago. It was upheld by the Supreme Court a year ago. The president was re-elected. This is the law of the land.”

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First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate. Then there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the “honor system” instead. Now comes word that another costly provision of the health law—its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs—will be delayed for one more year

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. If you ban lifetime limits, and mandate lower deductibles, and cap out-of-pocket costs, premiums have to go up to reflect these changes. And unlike a lot of the “rate shock” problems we’ve been discussing, these limits apply not only to individually-purchased health insurance, but also to employer-sponsored coverage…

The best part in Pear’s story is when a “senior administration official” said that “we had to balance the interests of consumers with the concerns of health plan sponsors and carriers…They asked for more time to comply.” Exactly how is it in consumers’ interests to pay far more for health insurance than they do already?

It’s not. Unless you have a serious, chronic condition, in which case you may benefit from the fact that law forces healthy people to subsidize your care. To progressives, this is the holy grail. But for economically rational individuals, it’s yet another reason to drop out of the insurance market altogether.

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Sebelius and her colleagues in the White House may not like that Republicans are not eagerly lining up to assist the White House implement a law that they have always opposed. But their major forms of opposition—declining to expand state-based Medicaid programs, refusing to build state-run health care exchanges, saying mean things about the law—are all perfectly legal. This is true even if you think they are not serving the public, are not behaving with dignity, or are simply very bad people. The law, in combination with the Supreme Court’s Medicaid ruling last summer, gives Republican governors the ability to opt out of creating their own exchanges, and allows them to keep their current Medicaid programs without fear of penalty.

It is the Obama administration which has chosen to ignore the law of the land by selectively enforcing provisions, encouraging government agencies and ignoring clear legislative language that conflicts with the administration’s goals. The administration’s delay of the employer mandate, for example, is not supported by statute. And when questioned about his administration’s authority to enact the delay, Obama has not even tried to claim that it is; instead he has simply asserted the authority to delay the provision, and then returned to criticizing Republican opposition. When Republicans in the House voted to give Obama explicit authority to delay the provision, and to delay the individual mandate as well, he issued a veto threat…

And then there is the matter of the law’s insurance subsidies. The text of the law states only that these subsidies are available in exchanges created by states. Yet the administration has embraced a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service that allows the subsidies in the 34 exchanges run by the federal government.

Does the Obama administration believe that Obamacare is the law of the land—or that the law of the land is whatever the Obama administration says it is?

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The wealthy and well-connected seem to be having a much better go of getting exemptions from Obamacare…

Today, as the law lurches into full implementation, we learn that the administration has imposed another delay in a key provision of the law, this time to help the profits of those same insurance companies he once attacked…

One of the upsides of having lobbyists present at the creation of the law and now having so many members of team Obama on the other side of the revolving door is that the lobbyists know just where to go to get what they want. What about the 2009 and 2010 promises from Obama and his health law team, particularly Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, that they would smack down insurance companies who sought big rate hikes? Why didn’t they just tell insurance companies to pay for it out of their cushy profits?…

Obama has so far spared big business, big insurance and members of Congress from expensive provisions of the law. For regular folks, including the same union members who helped pass and protect the law, the exemptions don’t come so easily.

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A woman in Cornelius, Ore., takes care of her disabled 22-year-old daughter. The daughter has cerebral palsy, spina bifida and a condition called automonic dysreflexia. She requires 24-hour care. The mother provides it, receiving for this $1,400 a month. The mother fears—and is apparently right to fear—a provision of the Affordable Care Act that will, as Zheng reports, “largely prohibit guardians from serving as the paid caregiver of an adult child with developmental disabilities.” The mother is afraid this will mean foster care for her daughter, or a lengthy and costly process in which she herself will be forced to transfer legal guardianship to someone else. The provision, the paper says, will likely cause hardship for hundreds of Oregon families in which the guardian and the caregiver are the same person.

Oregon officials are asking the administration for an exemption to the provision.

Four points. First, no mother or child should be put in this position by a government ostensibly trying to improve their lives. Second, everyone in America knows health care is a complicated and complex subject, that a national bill will have 10 million moving parts, and that when a government far away—that would be Washington, D.C.—decides to take greater control of the nation’s health care it will likely get many, maybe a majority, of the moving parts wrong. A bill that is passed and is meant to do A will become Law U—a law of unforeseen, unplanned and unexpected consequences. And that’s giving Washington the benefit of the doubt, and assuming they really meant to honestly produce Law A. Third, because health-care legislation is so complex, it is almost impossible for people to understand it, to get their arms around what may be a given bill’s inadequacies and structural flaws. Stories of those inadequacies and flaws dribble out day by day, in stories like this one. They produce a large negative blur, and a feeling of public anxiety: What will we find out tomorrow? The administration reacts, as the president has, with protestations about how every large, life-enhancing bill has hitches and bumps along the way. But this thing looks now like one large hitch, one big and never ending bump. Fourth, when a thousand things have to be changed about a law to make it workable, some politician is going to stand up and say: “This was a noble effort in the right direction but let’s do the right thing and simplify everything, with a transparent and understandable plan: single payer.” Will that be Mrs. Clinton’s theme in 2016?

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As a presidential candidate, he said his reform would lower premiums for families by $2,500 on average. He maintained that the only change for people already with insurance would be cheaper premiums. During the congressional debate over the law, arguments to the contrary were pooh-poohed and scorned by the president’s allies.

Today, those arguments have been vindicated. Avik Roy points out that one PricewaterhouseCoopers study in 2009 that found premiums in the individual market would increase by 47 percent during the next few years was derided by the Left, but may have been too modest in its projection. Yet the president still speaks as if premiums are only going down. Years ago, it could have been chalked up to wishfulness and ignorance of how insurance markets work. Now, it’s simply refusing to acknowledge reality…

At least liberal analysts are willing to admit that premiums are going up, which the president can’t yet bring himself to do. Jonathan Cohn, a staunch defender of the law at The New Republic, lamented the president’s misleading remark at his press conference. He wrote of average listeners: “They’d come away thinking their insurance will be cheaper next year. For some, it won’t be. Obama isn’t doing himself, or the law, any favors by fostering a false expectation.”

But that false expectation, surely, is the entire point, and always has been.

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Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Perhaps it’s just seeing people having a good time. :)

Goodnight, Bmore. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Allahpundit pointed out that Rubio should have responded that congress would do just that if Obama tried to grant amnesty to the illegal aliens by Executive Order….

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Hannity had an ICE agent on his radio program who revealed he and other agents have been instructed NOT to arrest illegals. NOT to uphold the law. This President is actively trying to destroy this country.

John the Libertarian on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Nite Fred

I think he was one of the best guitarists around, but I don’t buy into that ‘You have to suffer to play the blues’ thing.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Who attacks his guitar with more soul? They are one. Suffering is part of life. He and his guitar tell a lot and the audience knows it, every time, over, and over, and over :( and :)

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Shifty One

Shifty Two

VorDaj on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Nite Bmore

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM

John the Libertarian on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Add Holder using the DOJ as a means to a personal and political agenda, then Obama’s Executive Order granting the “DREAMer’s” a stay … and allowing EVEN ADULT ILLEGAL ALIENS IN PRISON OR JAIL TO APPLY AND BE GRANTED THAT STAY… and the law obviously means nothing more to the LEFT than a tool to “…punish our enemies and reward our friends”.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Meh, not foolish, just just.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM

I won’t speak for those who believe it’s not foolish to allow themselves to be vulnerable to others who would take advantage of their kindness, then. :)

Gary Numan/John Du Cann – “Don’t Be a Dummy”

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Indeed… suffering is part of life… and we don’t have to drink ourselves literally to death…causing ourselves even more harm and suffering… to be brilliant guitarists.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Hannity had an ICE agent on his radio program who revealed he and other agents have been instructed NOT to arrest illegals. NOT to uphold the law. This President is actively trying to destroy this country.

John the Libertarian on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

He warned us he wanted to, way back when…

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM

A good night to all, from Madreblu:

Carmilla

TXUS on August 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I Loved Another Woman – Moore

Not me… Moore… lol!

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM

TXUS on August 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Goodnight, TXUS. Sleep well.:)

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Thank you. I forget how there wasn’t anything ‘dire’ in that band. Really outstanding stuff.
How soon we forget.
Nothing against our Dire Straits.

Yes. Pour it on.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Mama’s Pride with Greg Allman – “Statesboro Blues”….

‘Cats could FLAT PLAY!!

williamg on August 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

I’m not keeping up. I must be slow.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 12:56 AM

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

lol! I love Mark Knopfler. I’m a big fan of really great guitar. :)

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Indeed… suffering is part of life… and we don’t have to drink ourselves literally to death…causing ourselves even more harm and suffering… to be brilliant guitarists.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I completely agree with you.

Gary was passionate, but so have many other guitarists been, equally so, who didn’t need to rely on drugs/personal pain to achieve that level.

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

I really feel that Moore achieved his greatness in spite of his alcohol problem. To be blunt… it’s difficult to perform well when you’re completely spiffed.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Not really a named brand and that’s the singular goodness with Mr. Knopfler.
Exceptional, unique, too. Proving there isn’t much to prove, at all. Just be who you are.
Not only is that good enough, it may well be overwhelming to the willing listener.
Is that my/the insight you’d expect from me, jackie?

Learn that poem.
Alfalfa.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM

I should also point out that Gary Moore is on my top five guitarist’s list.

I think there were very few who could even begin to rival him as a guitarist.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

No one ever dares to take advantage of me.

I just went over to the Cruz thread. Most, even the best, brains went nuts.

Cruz was never Canadian.

He is eligible.

RWM/Sophie clarified the law/s early, then the same this/that persisted.

bluegill even apologized.

Oh well, the Rs will help the Ds, again, in destroying their chances and the land. Good thing my schadenfreude is at max.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Nite TXUS

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Not me… Moore… lol!

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM

:)

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:06 AM

The Messiah Will Come Again – Moore

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

Think of tomorrow, remember the past… live in the moment.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I really feel that Moore achieved his greatness in spite of his alcohol problem. To be blunt… it’s difficult to perform well when you’re completely spiffed.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Again, I completely agree.

I am a fan of Michael Schenker, and if you listen to any of his live stuff from the 70′s-90′s, it’s pretty easy to tell when he was under the influence – same goes for me with Gary. It’s a letdown.

Forunately, Schenker cleaned up his act in time, unlike Gary. :(

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Whatever happened to the Barky-mask rodeo clown thread? I must have missed it earlier. Drudge has linked 5 or 6 stories on it but Hotair acts like nothing happened. People being berated for making fun of the Precedent … the horror!! I wonder what would have happened if the clown had been chomping on a beagle …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Yeah, well – GUESS who here MIGHT be uncomfortable with THAT story…..

Someone who CRINGES and who LASHES OUT at anything that can be twisted to be perceived as “Racist”

I’ll give you a hint: It’s not Ed, but Ed never disagrees with him too much……..

williamg on August 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Nite Jackie – sleep well.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:10 AM

I think there were very few who could even begin to rival him as a guitarist.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Indeed, indeed. Say, do you like a good guitar player? :)

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:12 AM

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Fully agree, on all of it. In no way was I excusing alcohol or drug abuse.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:15 AM

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Well, why don’t you tell us what you really think then.
I never saw Gary live, saw SRV plenty. I agree with you and maybe
it is the beer or the Irish, Gary Moore brought the whole truckload to it..

Fact is, for girth and natural resonance, Les Paul guitars do sing an interesting song.

Amongst the many here, I am in awe of how little I know. Shad, you, Resist We Much (still find that
very amusing).

What do I bring to it? Not so much, but I do have the most beautiful of blondie maple Ludwigs
and the adjacent cymbals, a-ziildjians, with a twist here and there.
They weren’t given. They were earned. Does that count?

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:17 AM

No one ever dares to take advantage of me.

It’s not about whether or not they do, it’s about whether or not they’d ever try to…

I just went over to the Cruz thread. Most, even the best, brains went nuts.

Cruz was never Canadian.

He is eligible.

RWM/Sophie clarified the law/s early, then the same this/that persisted.

bluegill even apologized.

Oh well, the Rs will help the Ds, again, in destroying their chances and the land. Good thing my schadenfreude is at max.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:05 AM

I’ve known many people in my life who’ve given sincere apologies after abusive episodes, only to later lose their tempers and repeat the same errors.

When you see this type of person stuck in the same old rut, it’s foolish to believe that they won’t act out again at some point. I value my peace of mind enough so that I refrain from making excuses for them, and am wary of those who don’t.

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM

You ALSO won’t see allahpundit, OR Ed take Oprah to task for her LATEST act of RACISM:

Going to The Media to call someone a Racist – who did nothing racist – and then getting called OUT by them, forcing The Oprah to apologize……

Don’t look for THAT to be covered here, either…..

http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/13/oprah-switzerland-purse-story-apology-racism/?adid=hero3

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/13/Race-hoax-after-accused-racist-calls-er-liar-oprah-plays-down-swiss-mess

williamg on August 14, 2013 at 1:21 AM

America, as we grew up thinking of it, is dead. Whether the carcass hits the ground in days or decades is almost irrelevant; it’s over.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 14, 2013 at 1:22 AM

America, as we grew up thinking of it, is dead. Whether the carcass hits the ground in days or decades is almost irrelevant; it’s over.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 14, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Ever since Clinton was elected, I’ve felt this way.

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:25 AM

williamg on August 14, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Regretfully. I will always refer to Oprah as another cow henceforth. This was too much. She acted like royalty in Switzerland, got arrogant with the woman in the store, because she didn’t recognize her, lied, called her “racist” and now looks like a big fool.

HA shies away from threads which even remotely could provoke comments on race. Never midn that it’s one of the most needed topics and the dark-hued ones are often more racist than anyone.

Racims goes all ways.

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I only meant that on Cruz and amnesty bluegill is fighting hard and s/b given some credit. SP people will suffer the same as they did in 2012…but it’s way too early to tell them the truth. Just watching the love/circus for now.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Poison – “Look What The Cat Dragged In”

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:28 AM

williamg on August 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM

They could post the clown story and then just disable comments :)

I can’t believe these people aren’t fuming that this is another one of those “it’s illegal to say anything not nice about King Admiral Emperor Barky, Dog Connoisseur” like that idiot teacher (who couldn’t even speak English) from wherever it was said.

And the clown is now banned for life and people are resigning and being sent to “sensitivityt training” – i.e. “re-education”. This is all just too sad and pathetic for words. And allah asked in that other post, “how is it that this nation has come to this point?” Yep. Look in the mirror, pal.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Also, the HA vault is full of the myriad of occasions when I’ve taken bluegill to the shed, recently too, and always will. Never made excuses for bluegill, who knows it very well.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:29 AM

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 14, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Otherwise you’d have to cry.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:30 AM

donabernathy on August 14, 2013 at 1:22 AM

I like your realism, but don’t accept the dead part. Well, at least until we’re all dead.
I loathe as good as the next conservative. That amounts to complaining which
never has done a single thing in actuality.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:31 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Heard on the radio a tape today of black youth, in uniforms, praying to obama, and each pledging, like communist morons:

“due to obama I will become a mechanic”

“due to obama I will become a doctor”

etc.

It sounded truly bizarre and creepy.

No one’s featuring that here either.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:34 AM

s/b black youths

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

yutes

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:36 AM

that must be a bannable — you-thesssssss
That’s better

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:37 AM

In the what he’d be of if I, this.

If I had a president he might look like, and be, Ronald Reagan or Dwight D.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:41 AM

I only meant that on Cruz and amnesty bluegill is fighting hard and s/b given some credit. SP people will suffer the same as they did in 2012…but it’s way too early to tell them the truth. Just watching the love/circus for now.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I can only speak for myself, but I told bluegshrill pretty recently that I believe she’s a patriot. In my book, that doesn’t excuse her from any of her wretched flaws, though.

Also, the HA vault is full of the myriad of occasions when I’ve taken bluegill to the shed, recently too, and always will. Never made excuses for bluegill, who knows it very well.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:29 AM

You won’t agree with this, but I think that by trying to get others to be less critical of her, you are making excuses for her.

She doesn’t deserve to be respected more than she respects others, and if you haven’t noticed, she isn’t very respectful, which is her problem to solve, not others’.

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Looks like I got here too late. I wanted to teach a few hosers how to comment.

SparkPlug on August 14, 2013 at 1:45 AM

I like your realism, but don’t accept the dead part. Well, at least until we’re all dead.
I loathe as good as the next conservative. That amounts to complaining which
never has done a single thing in actuality.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 1:31 AM

I share your attitude – I only mentioned how I felt in my post about this! :)

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?

Well the lefttards sure can screech and dish it out but they get like whiny little babies when their messiah gets p3owned with a clown mask.

Bunch of cowards.

SparkPlug on August 14, 2013 at 1:49 AM

If I wear an Obama clown mask for Halloween will I get banned. Cripes.

SparkPlug on August 14, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Looks like I got here too late. I wanted to teach a few hosers how to comment.

SparkPlug on August 14, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Parliament – “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)”

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:51 AM

If I wear an Obama clown mask for Halloween will I get banned. Cripes.

SparkPlug on August 14, 2013 at 1:49 AM

probably. it’s all so eerily ridiculous, isn’t it?

send in the clowns

gracie on August 14, 2013 at 1:56 AM

John the Libertarian on August 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

I’ve know about that for well over a year. That policy started way back in 2011 or so.

chemman on August 14, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Taste – “Morning Sun”

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 1:34 AM

There was a video of something just like that that came out in the 2008 election, I think. It was even creepier (and more pathetic) than the elementary school, “Barack … Hussein … Obama … mmmm … mmmm … mmm” and all the rest of the sick sh!t they were getting kids to do.

What are you going to do? Half of this nation is sick in the head (and as dumb as a box of rocks). I just want the national divorce to let them live their lives in the hell holes they are bent on creating in any environment they infest. I just want nothing to do with any of them.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Elvis Costello – “Clowntime Is Over” (reggae demo)

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 2:04 AM

gracie on August 14, 2013 at 1:56 AM

They’re here, gracie

… well, maybe…
next year…
is this year, another clown year.

Wonder how the heavy vay-cays are loving their ruined time.
No expense or interference is too much put upon for the imperial prezidunce.
Yeah, you. You know yourself well, by your name, and yes I loathe this human if he is that.

mickytx on August 14, 2013 at 2:07 AM

There was a video of something just like that that came out in the 2008 election, I think. It was even creepier (and more pathetic) than the elementary school, “Barack … Hussein … Obama … mmmm … mmmm … mmm” and all the rest of the sick sh!t they were getting kids to do.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 2:00 AM

They are a bunch of cultists…

School Children sing mmm mmm mm Barack Hussein Obama

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 2:16 AM

They are a bunch of cultists…

School Children sing mmm mmm mm Barack Hussein Obama

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 2:16 AM

It’s not just that they’re cultists but that the leader of their cult is a friggin retard who is more inept and incompetent at just about everything than anyone I have ever met – and I’ve met some real idiots. Barky doesn’t even have any charisma, to speak of. He can’t give a speech; can’t even read a friggin teleprompter (“Oh’-ree-ahn!!”). He’s nothing but a talentless pile of skin and two big ears.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Leftists teach their children.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2013 at 2:30 AM

It’s not just that they’re cultists but that the leader of their cult is a friggin retard who is more inept and incompetent at just about everything than anyone I have ever met – and I’ve met some real idiots. Barky doesn’t even have any charisma, to speak of. He can’t give a speech; can’t even read a friggin teleprompter (“Oh’-ree-ahn!!”). He’s nothing but a talentless pile of skin and two big ears.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Yet, he’s got followers!

kakistocracy: government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 2:36 AM

kakistocracy: government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Caca-ocracy: government by turd.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 2:39 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 14, 2013 at 2:51 AM

Looks like I got here too late. I wanted to teach a few hosers how to comment.

SparkPlug on August 14, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Take off!..:):)

Dire Straits on August 14, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Caca-ocracy: government by turd.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 2:39 AM

lol

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 3:14 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 14, 2013 at 2:51 AM

Who Are You?

Anti-Control on August 14, 2013 at 3:16 AM

mika towing the WH line…some (gop) do not want folks to have healthcare

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 6:23 AM

apparently the lsm/dems do not know the difference between health care and health insurance…

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 6:24 AM

Does the Obama administration believe that Obamacare is the law of the land—or that the law of the land is whatever the Obama administration says it is?

THIS right here…

let it burn

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Does the Obama administration believe that Obamacare is the law of the land—or that the law of the land is whatever the Obama administration says it is?

Wonder if Obamacare covers cracka-beating victims like Ray Widstrand in St. Paul?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 14, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! Today’s Blog: “Send in the Clown. Too Late. He’s President.” a reaction to Liberals and their bull!@#$.
My take.

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 6:44 AM

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 6:44 AM

excellent take KJ…read it folks

that race card will continue to be used until the gender card is needed for Hillary with these folks…

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 6:53 AM

A woman in Cornelius, Ore., takes care of her disabled 22-year-old daughter. The daughter has cerebral palsy, spina bifida and a condition called automonic dysreflexia. She requires 24-hour care. The mother provides it, receiving for this $1,400 a month. The mother fears—and is apparently right to fear—a provision of the Affordable Care Act that will, as Zheng reports, “largely prohibit guardians from serving as the paid caregiver of an adult child with developmental disabilities.” The mother is afraid this will mean foster care for her daughter, or a lengthy and costly process in which she herself will be forced to transfer legal guardianship to someone else. The provision, the paper says, will likely cause hardship for hundreds of Oregon families in which the guardian and the caregiver are the same person.

Remember that these are the sorts of people that the law was crafted to CATER TO and that anyone who pointed out the problems of the law were HATERS and wanted to deny people coverage.

So if you supported home-based care by family members it was YOU who were the HATERS while those supporting this law were the NICE ONES.

It was a lie then, it is a lie now and that will continue to be a lie forever. Obamacare is about power to tell you what to do, how to live your life, and letting you know that you should not care about your family members or your fellow man. The government will tell you what to do, because IT CARES and you are just an ignoramus if you can’t see that… that is what the law’s supporters, Obamaites and Leftists keep on telling us, yet their solutions make things worse, cost more and try to alienate us from our love for our family and our fellow man.

They can deny this all they want.

Their theories do not work out in practice and that is the Theory and Practice Conundrum writ large.

ajacksonian on August 14, 2013 at 6:53 AM

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 6:44 AM

You know you can spell that word out, right? ; )

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Oh, I know. I’m a good ol’ Southern boy. I can spell it sideways. That’s the difference between me and our Trolls, though. I’m a grown-up. I have the grace, decorum, and common sense not to. :)

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 6:58 AM

HeIIfire, I spell it out when I use it. Once had a football coach. I used the word sugar in place of it. Coach says , son if your gonna say it, say it! ; )

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 7:04 AM

LOL! I had a couple of coaches like that! One of them would also look down the girls’ tops when passing out papers.

But, that’s another story…

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Of course, both my parents are/were Sailors, so………….. Lol! Have a great day all! ; )

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

kingsjester on August 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Lol! ; )

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

that race card will continue to be used until the gender card is needed for Hillary with these folks…

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

What kind of a world do we live in where a self-entitled media hack is denied the ability to buy expensive crap in Europe? She claimed racism both times. In 2013, it is because she has a movie coming out that is nothing but a lecture on racism in America. I wonder what project spurred the outrage in 2005. This is faux racism by a woman who has made a career out of being an angry fat black woman.

2005-
Winfrey apparently stopped by Hermès to purchase a watch for Tina Turner before the two had dinner. Though the store had closed about 15 minutes before, Winfrey and three friends – who saw shoppers inside the store – reportedly asked to be let in, only to be rebuffed.

Hermès – which has branches throughout the United States – said in a statement that it “regrets not having been able to welcome” Winfrey to the store, but that “a private public relations event was being prepared inside.”

Winfrey believes the store’s staff had identified her, according to a spokeswoman from her Chicago-based company, Harpo Production Inc. According to Winfrey’s rep, the talk show queen asked if she could just run in and buy the watch, but was snubbed by a clerk and a manager. Winfrey’s friend, Gayle King, who was in Paris with the media queen, told Entertainment Tonight, “I saw it, and it was really, really very bad,” then added: “Oprah describes it herself as one of the most humiliating moments of her life.”

2013-
Oprah told Entertainment Tonight this week that while in Zurich, Switzerland for Tina Turner’s wedding in July, she walked into a shop and a handbag behind the counter caught her eye.

While many average shoppers might hesitate to lay hands on a bag with worth close to $40,000, Oprah says she asked to see it, but the shopkeeper said, “No. It’s too expensive.”

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Sad ain’t it HN

And folks kowtow to this

cmsinaz on August 14, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Hmmm… Tina Turner, both times? Weird.

Fallon on August 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM

send in the clowns

gracie on August 14, 2013 at 1:56 AM

…don’t bother, they’re here.

Solaratov on August 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Obama at the UN: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” Spoken like a jihad terrorist and Muslim! He also believes that he is above the law and above any criticism!

Marco on August 14, 2013 at 12:47 PM

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