At this point, the Democrats have transformed the Koch Brothers into some devilish amalgamation of Emmanuel Goldstein, Keyser Söze, and Godzilla.
Which is handy, actually, since they can now be blamed for
Why do I mention this? Well, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, VA Secretary Shinseki has (finally) resigned his post. The only surprise about this “entirely political soap opera” is that the resignation/firing/whatever didn’t happen already (via @Doc_0):
“…Contrary to Obama’s pitiful spin attempts, there is no question that these awful deeds took place at VA clinics. Reports about those doctored wait lists have been in the hands of top officials since last year.
Endangered Democrats in purple and red states only started yelling for Shinseki’s scalp when they performed a political calculation and realized the public was now fully engaged and furious…”
It’s a horrifying situation highlighting just some of the built-in (and entirely predictable) problems with government-run healthcare. Whether Shinseki was complicit with the problem, or utterly ignorant of it, doesn’t really matter. One is just as bad as the other if you’re the one in charge. Either way, he had to go.
But don’t tell that to Bernie Sanders. No, no, no, he’s got the REAL culprit in all of this nailed dead-to-rights:
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Tagged Bernie Sanders, carbonite, healthcare and Obama, Koch Brothers, Obama, politics, President Obama, VA scandal
When you’ve lost NPR, …..
For the past few days NPR has run 3 separate stories on Obamacare and all of them have clearly shown the wake of destruction that this massive takeover of healthcare has left.
The first story was about a Cleveland, Ohio bar owner who is frustrated with his hike in insurance costs.
“They just seemed to keep going up every year,” he says. “One year we got a 38 percent increase; another year we got 11. One year we got 3.”
“This year, under the Affordable Care Act, he saw another hike — this one about 20 percent.”
“It just seems odd that we get such a drastic price increase when nothing has really changed with us as far as our employees and health issues,” he says.
“I always thought that health reform was needed of some type,” he says. “It just seems like … they botched it.”
The next day…
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We’re being warned to death.
Product warnings. Tool Warnings. Ride Warnings. Viewer Warnings. Warnings on everything from coffee to cough drops, and from matches to mattresses. Warnings in every single set of instructions for anything we’ve ever bought, and ever WILL buy. Warnings at work, Warnings at home, and Warnings the entirety of our commute between.
“Warning: there’s another Warning ahead!
You have been Warned…”
Yet now, even as we are several orders of magnitude past merely being replete with warnings, the state of California wants to drop still another warning into our lives. Any guesses what new “danger” has been uncovered by our duly-elected Wizards of Smart, and which now (naturally) requires a warning label to protect us from its fearsome wrath?
Yes, the drink.
As in “Soda Pop”.
Posted in food, food police, freedom, government, Obamacare, politics
Tagged California, fast food, food, Food Police, Obamacare, politics, soda, Sugary drinks, Warnings
If you’re not entirely sure as to what I’m referring with my headline, here you go:
“White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan”
(via the Washington Post) – “…The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops…”
Considering the absolute dearth of coverage this has received thus far, you could be tempted to believe that it must be no big deal.
And of course, you’d be wrong:
Posted in bias, government, media, politics
Tagged bias, Bush White House, CIA, FAIR GAME, national security, politics, President Obama, Robert Novak, Scooter Libby, spy, White House
The video below is still the best, most stirring Memorial Day Tribute I’ve ever found.
May God Bless our brave military men and women, too many of whom have sacrificed EVERYTHING to protect our freedom. They are the reason we can spend today cooking hot dogs and hamburgers with our family.
Posted in freedom, military, patriot
Tagged airforce, army, coast guard, freedom, marines, Memorial Day, memorial day tribute, navy, politics, religion
Recently, a federal judge upheld a law in Washington, D.C. requiring guns be registered every three years (among other things). Taken in conjunction with Connecticut’s “assault weapons” registration law which just went into effect January 1st, they portend ill-tidings for both the Second Amendment and our country itself.
Still, you might ask: “What IS the problem with registration”? And if you did, I’d answer, “How much do you know about the Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. v. Haynes – 1968“?
Clayton Cramer wrote a fascinating article on the subject that I read at Firearms and Liberty. His summary of the case is as follows:
“In Haynes v. U.S. (1968), a Miles Edward Haynes appealed his conviction for unlawful possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun.
His argument was ingenious:
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, current-events, Edward Haynes, freedom, government, gun control, gun rights, politics, registration law, unregistered firearm