Good News: Massachusetts Dem Says Worst Is Yet to Come From Obamacare (Video)

And the hits just keep on coming:

“There are parts of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, that were postponed because they are unpalatable,” he told the Boston Herald. The “Cadillac tax” that goes into effect in a few years and taxes employer health plans over a certain value, he said, will be “the first time in this country’s history that we have actually taxed health care.”

Repeal is now impossible, he says, because of the number of Americans who’ve signed up for the law’s exchanges. Democrats will take big political hits on the law this fall anyway, Lynch said.

Repeal is impossible, while Obama is in office.

But, as long as this program continues to do what it’s been doing, repeal is possible in the future.

Republicans just need to come up with a better plan and sell it.

By |April 21st, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

Obamacare: “Doctors rush through appointments as if on roller skates…”

This is not surprising:

Four years later, 6 out of 10 doctors say they’ll be retiring early and now, patients are being rushed through appointments, including at the offices of specialists.

 Joan Eisenstodt didn’t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes.

“He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone,” said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection.

When she started protesting the doctor’s choice of medication, “He just cut me off totally,” she said. “I’ve never been in and out from a visit faster.”

These days, stories like Eisenstodt’s are increasingly common. Patients — and physicians — say they feel the time crunch as never before as doctors rush through appointments as if on roller skates to see more patients and perform more procedures to make up for flat or declining reimbursements.

It’s not unusual for primary care doctors’ appointments to be scheduled at 15-minute intervals. Some physicians who work for hospitals say they’ve been asked to see patients every 11 minutes.

And the problem may worsen as millions of consumers who gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act begin to seek care — some of whom may have seen doctors rarely, if at all, and have a slew of untreated problems.

Katie Pavlich at Townhall is too nice.  She gives the left the benefit of the doubt and says they’re just ignorant:

Because liberals don’t seem to understand the concept of supply vs. demand, they failed to recognize early on that an influx of new patients without new doctors would cause a shortage and lessen the quality of care. Well, here we are.

I’m not that nice.  I don’t think this is a failure.  I think

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I think every failure is either expected or a pleasant surprise.

Remember, the goal isn’t for Obamacare to fix everything.  It’s just a way to get to single payer.

And you can’t get to single payer if Obamacare works.

By |April 21st, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

Keystone XL Delayed Because Big Money Environmentalist Dem Said So (Video)

If you are wondering why President Obama yet again delayed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, let me give you 100 million reasons:

It is bad for Landrieu, it’s bad for Mark Pryor in Arkansas. I think its net negative for Democratic candidates across the board. But that’s totally outweighed by the $100 million from Tom Steyer. He’s an environmentalist who says look if you approve the Keystone, my money goes away.

And the White House says that they need that money. The Koch brothers are going to spend like crazy, to win the Senate. We need to counter balance that with $100 million from Tom Steyer, whoever else we can get it from.

This is going to hurt. The unions are not happy:

WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the announcement by the US Department of State to further extend the comment period for the review of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“The actions by the Obama Administration to further extend the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline is a cold, hard slap in the face for hard working Americans who are literally waiting for President Obama’s approval and the tens of thousands of jobs it will generate.

Despite this administration’s own findings that the Keystone project will result in significant economic benefits to our country, President Obama has placed politics over substantive policy that only serves to advance the agenda of well funded radical environmentalists.

Where does this leave the President’s actual core constituency of working Americans? Why does President Obama continue to side with radicals instead of the middle class that, twice, put him office, and supports this project by a significant majority?

It’s ironic that at the same time billionaire conservatives are coming under increasing scrutiny and criticism by the left for their involvement in politics, there is nary a word about the political spending by liberal billionaires that negatively impact the job prospects and livelihoods of working class Americans.”

Not happy:

Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2014) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, made the following statement today regarding further delay of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

This is once again politics at its worst. In another gutless move, the Administration is delaying a finding on whether the pipeline is in the national interest based on months-old litigation in Nebraska regarding a state level challenge to a state process — and which has nothing to with the national interest. They waited until Good Friday, believing no one would be paying attention. The only surprise is they didn’t wait to do it in the dark of night.

It’s not the oil that’s dirty, it’s the politics. Once again, the Administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country. This certainly is no example of profiles in courage. It’s clear the Administration needs to grow a set of antlers, or perhaps take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.

This is another low blow to the working men and women of our country for whom the Keystone XL Pipeline is a lifeline to good jobs and energy security.

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Good.  Let’s hope enough people in those unions see the left doesn’t care about them, only about the agenda.

They are tools to the left.

To the right, they are individuals, deserving of freedom.

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18 Week Pregnant Model Wants An Abortion So She Can Be on “Big Brother” (Video)

This is further evidence of how the pro-abortion crowd views the unborn:

Wannabe celebrity Josie Cunningham last night confessed the chance of appearing on TV’s Big Brother was worth more than her unborn child’s life.

Puffing on a cigarette and rubbing her baby bump, the controversial model and call girl – who will have her abortion at a clinic this week – said: “I’m finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now.

“An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.”

Here’s what her unborn baby looks like:

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She’s willing to cut that baby up just for a chance to be on a reality television show.

And the sick thing is, it would probably make her famous. About the only thing people talk about more than people they like are people they hate.

Assuming people will hate her for this.

By |April 21st, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

Professor Suspended For Posting Game of Thrones Quote, Because “Fire” Could Mean “AK-47″

How many times have I written about the common sense vacuum that exists where-ever zero tolerance policies exist?  There are so many, but this one is different.  Rather than a student being suspended for chewing his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun (yes, that really happened), this time it’s a member of the faculty feeling the wrath of stupidity.

Francis Schmidt is assumedly a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, known the the uninitiated as the “A Game of Thrones” show.

In the books, each House has words.

For example, the Stark’s words are “Winter is coming.”

But the Targayen’s words don’t turn people into preppers.  Instead, they warn people that one way or another, the Targaryen’s get what they want.

Their words are “Fire and blood.”

In the HBO series, Daenerys Targaryen says, “I will take what is mine with fire and blood.”

Catchy.  Someone should put that on a t-shirt.

And that’s where the problem lies.  Professor Schmidt posted this photo of his daughter on Google+:

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Clearly he intends to commit a mass shooting with an AK-47.

At least, that’s what they told him at a meeting where he was suspended:

At the meeting, Schmidt explained the shirt in the context of Game of Thrones and showed Miller that the “fire and blood” tagline has 4 million results on Google. The professor asked why his photo had caused such a reaction, and was told that “fire” could be a metaphor for “AK-47s.” Schmidt was placed on administrative leave without pay later that week, and told he would have to pass a psychiatric evaluation before he could return.

It’s easy to assume this is idiocy.  However, it’s possible there’s politics at play here:

The head of the school’s administration had just been delivered a vote of no confidence by the staff, including Schmidt, who had also filed a grievance recently for being denied a request for a sabbatical.

Way to totally show why they should have confidence in you.

I’m sure they are all behind you now.

Either way, this is a boat load of military grade stupidity right there.

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US Senator Nearly Hit By Train During Press Conference on Commuter Safety (Video)

Genius, this guy:

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel narrowly dodged an oncoming train as Milford Mayor Ben Blake spoke about commuter safety.

“Safety, as you know, is paramount.”

WHOOOOSH!

That yellow stripe is on the platform for a reason, Senator.

 

By |April 21st, 2014|The Blog|1 Comment|

I Wonder How Much They Paid for This Ad? (Video)

I make political ads.  It’s something I’ve done for several years.

Generally, I’m impressed with the work of other “professionals” and analyze their videos to understand what works.

This time, I sat in slack-jawed wonder at what I was watching.

Yeah, it’s that bad:

Just, wow.

Just from a technical aspect, the video is poorly shot, exposure is too high in some places, too dark in others.  There’s no music bed to drive the message.

And what’s with the golf comment at the end.

Sure, people are talking about it, but not for the right reason.

But maybe I’m wrong.  What do you think?

By |April 14th, 2014|The Blog|1 Comment|

Nice: Maryland News Passive-Aggressively Assigns Sole Blame of Obamacare on Democrats (Video)

It’s a strange graphic for television news, but far more beautiful a sight than the other more heavily designed ones.  It was only on for about 10 seconds, but that was enough for me:

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The story that follows was about a Maryland supermarket that’s done hiring because of Obamacare.  The fact the above graphic was put into the viewers brain beforehand is awesome.  Maybe it’ll be enough to wake a few people up:

Hat Tip:  Moe Lane

By |April 14th, 2014|The Blog|1 Comment|

White House Warns: There Will Be Costs for Russia’s “Series of Provocations” (Comic)

The White House is talking big:

White House press secretary Jay Carney called a Russian fighter jet’s buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea one of a series of Russian “provocations” and threatened that there would be costs for Moscow’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.

“I can assure you that Russia’s provocations and further transgressions will come with a cost,” he said. “Certainly if they go further down the road in attempting to destabilize Ukraine … the costs will continue to grow.”

I wrote about the Russian pilot earlier here.

Is there any reason to think Russia is worried about these “costs.?”

What could Obama possibly do?  Sanctions?

I’m certain Putin could care less what Obama’s White House thinks.  In fact, I think that conversation would look a little like this:

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To paraphrase Morgan Freeman in Seven, “Putin has the upper hand.”

Obama hasn’t done anything to show he’ll take a stand.  In fact, he’s promised to be “more flexible” this term.

The only surprising thing is that more countries aren’t pulling stunts like this.

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Reset: Russian Fighter Buzzed U.S. Guided Missile Destroyer

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I imagine he’s laughing because this was so, so stupid.

I can’t wait for Hillary to run for president.  Seriously, I hope she does.  

She’s about as flawed a candidate as the Democrats could run.  Let her run on her experience as Secretary of State.  I’m more than happy to remind everyone of her “Reset button” moment, and then point out how well that worked out.

For example:

A Russian attack warplane engaged in “provocative action” when it repeatedly buzzed a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer in the western Black Sea on Saturday, U.S. military officials tell NBC News.

According to officials, in a 90-minute encounter, the Russian SU-24 fighter jet made a dozen low passes — ranging from sea level to several thousand feet — near the USS Donald Cook.

The crew aboard the Donald Cook made several attempts to radio the Russian warplane asking the pilot what were his intentions and sending warnings to remain at a safe distance, but the Russian pilot never responded.

Perhaps he didn’t respond by radio, but I’m pretty sure the pilot responded.  

Remember that scene from Top Gun…yeah, it was like that.

By |April 14th, 2014|The Blog|1 Comment|