INEVITABLE: More companies passing #Obamacare costs on to workers

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As one panelist in the video said: “…you could have seen this coming a mile away….”

Originally posted on T.B Rickert's Call:

This past week top insurers announced Obamacare enrollment was shrinking:

The nation’s third-largest health insurer had 720,000 people sign up for exchange coverage as of May 20, a spokesman confirmed to IBD. At the end of June, it had fewer than 600,000 paying customers. Aetna expects that to fall to “just over 500,000″ by the end of the year.

Why?

The gap between the high watermark of sign-ups and the number of current premium-paying customers reflects both those who never sent in a first payment and those who stopped paying for any number of reasons. For some, finances may have been too stretched. Some may have gotten fed up with high deductibles, and others could have switched plans so they wouldn’t have to switch doctors. Still others may have found a job that came with health benefits, or others lost income and qualified for Medicaid.

I’m going to bet that…

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Self-Discipline: As a Little Child?

SYTN book goodI attended a parenting class last week. Self-conscious as I was going into it, I was not the oldest person in the room. There was a fair amount of graying hair–various educators, as well as other grandparents, were in attendance. We were drawn to the free two-hour session by its title:  “Say Yes to No: Teaching Kids Self-Discipline.”  (It was based on the book to the right, which you can learn more about here.)

Our Lucy, bright and funny and energetic, is still a typical three-year-old: willful, testing her limits, testing our limits, asserting her own will. I know we need to get a handle on that, but instead I have found myself having PTSD (preschool temper & sassing days) flashbacks, along with the feeling that I never did know quite how to handle this stage.

My epiphany–although I couldn’t articulate it until just now–has been the realization that while self-discipline and self-control are largely the same, disciplining a child is not at all the same thing as controlling her.

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Obama: Is this an essay test?

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Even if it WAS an Essay Test, Obama would STILL get it wrong.

Originally posted on A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion:

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Leading from the back nine

Dodge Ball, The Left, and Terrorism…

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QUOTE: “…It’s time that the administration stood up, looked the army of terror in the face and said, ‘Enough.  You will go no further.’….”

Exactly right.

Originally posted on juwannadoright:

When I was in grammar school, all of us engaged in a weekly game of dodge ball.  Students from four grades were sided up, the “A” homeroom students on one side and the “B” homeroom students on the other.  The balls were divided evenly between both sides and we scrambled to pick up this ammunition, intent on destroying our enemy students.  This gave me an early insight into my own and my fellow students’ different personalities.

Generally, the older kids, oblivious of the pelting they were likely to encounter, ran to the demarcation line dividing the two sides, poised to hoist and hurl their soft rubber missiles at their opponents.  Naturally, many of these were felled by their opponents’ projectiles and were retired from the game.  Others who were perhaps more prudent, hung back from the front line of the playing field, more intent on avoiding the balls flung at…

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Math Is Hard For Leftists – Part 1 Million

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Our buddy Cosmo, desperately trying (once again) to teach math to the Left…..

Originally posted on cosmoscon:

There is a post on the Leftist blog Crooks and Liars that gives new meaning to the website’s title.

The post provides charts that will supposedly show your “Right-Wing brother” just how wrong he is about his claims that Obama increased government spending and the deficit.

Here are the two charts I’d like to debunk:

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Wow, it looks like Obama is a very austere POTUS and all these claims about increased government spending and deficits are just hogwash.

But the author performs a simple trick to make his case – He takes all the government spending in 2009 and attributes it to Bush.

It’s true, the Federal government spending in 2009 was set in 2008 but the author forgets about a little item in early 2009 that didn’t have anything to do with Bush – The 2009 Stimulus.

The 2009 Stimulus added $787 billion to the government outlays and that…

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Steyn’s scorching new legal brief on the Michael Mann ‘defamation’ case

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Moral of the story: In a battle between a Leftist and Mark Steyn, …. always bet on Steyn.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Mark Steyn has submitted an amicus curiae brief in the CEI/National Review -vs- Mann and it has some interesting language. Unfortunately, since it is a scan of printed document, rather than a PDF conversion, I can’t excerpt as easily, so I have to use screencaps.

Mann’s goal is to drag things out.

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Steyn lays out what it is all about – punishment by legal delay and the expenses it brings:

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Déja vu: How NOT to write a Devotional Blog post (in 10 easy steps)

When I wrote this post, almost a year and a half ago, our granddaughter was two. But I find it still rings true, although the exact details have changed. I could write a new post to reflect the perils of trying to write something substantive while parenting a three-and-a-half year old…(substitute “Go, Diego, Go” for “Kipper the Dog” and chocolate protein bars for goldfish)…but I’ve been soothing nightmare fears since 4:30 AM, and now it’s nearly 6:00 and I haven’t made my coffee yet (see steps 1 and 2, below).

So while I continue to ponder self-discipline, and the parallels between our relationships with our children and with Our Father, I think I’ll just let you read this. 

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FIRST PUBLISHED ON APRIL 17, 2013:

alarm clock 4Step 1: Set your clock for a bit earlier than usual, so that you can write your first draft before the two-year-old wakes up.  Then hit snooze until the German Shepherd sticks his cold nose in your face and wills you to let-him-out-for-pete’s-sake-what’s-wrong-with-you.

Step 2: Brew a large cup of coffee and decide to check your email while the coffee is brewing. 30 minutes later …when you’ve answered three emails, deleted 12 others, caught up on Facebook (including taking your turn in Words with Friends) and checked the weather… your coffee is cold, and the toddler is stirring.

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