Saturday, January 16, 2010

Union Jacked

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Surprising absolutely no one, Obama, Pelosi and Reid have decided (behind closed doors) to give a huge healthcare tax break to the unions. Individuals with so-called "cadillac healthcare plans" will pay a new, hefty 40% tax...but if an identical plan is owned by a member of a Democrat-friendly union, they'll pay no additional taxes at all until at least 2018.

This means a loss of $60 billion in tax revenue which will have to either come out of medical services...or additional costs for any individuals who haven't struck a devil's deal with the Democrats.

Does it make sense that people should pay different amounts for their healthcare based only on political cronyism? And with this happening already, can anyone seriously believe that politics won't also play a role (even a life-threatening role) in the medical care we can eventually expect?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hizzle Rizzle

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In one of the most deliciously timed bits of irony in recent memory, Senate majority leader Harry Reid held his "African Americans for Harry Reid" fundraiser just after it was revealed that he "praised" Obama in 2008 by describing him as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect."

But Barack Obama, showing a previously unseen talent for forgiveness, absolved Reid of racial wrongdoing. By our count, this now brings the president's verifiable total for "jobs created or saved"

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Going (Pennsylvania) Dutch

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In both the House and Senate versions of the Democrats' healthcare bills, exemptions have been written in which will allow the Amish to avoid fines if they don't buy health insurance.

Many Amish prefer to rely on themselves, their friends, and families when help is needed, and it's a system that works very well for them. Well enough, in fact, that it might be nice if the trend caught on with other Americans.

Still, many people are trying to figure out exactly what got the Democrats to give special consideration to the Amish. Hope n' Change suggests that it might have been this scene from the film "Witness"...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dead Heat

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Depending on which polls you read, the race for Teddy Kennedy's former senate seat in Massachusetts is starting to look like a dead heat, with ripple effects that could impact the entire nation.

Republican Scott Brown has run on solid conservative principles in the traditionally liberal state, and (surprisingly) has been gaining consistently in the polls. If he wins next Tuesday's special election, he could effectively block the passage of the Democrats' healthcare bill...which is why Democratic money is pouring in to fund attack ads against him.

But conservatives are also digging deep into their pocketbooks...and a one-day drive to raise $500k for Brown quickly netted over $1.3 million.

Democrats are already worried about November's elections. But if Brown wins in Massachusetts, Hope n' Change predicts we'll see full-scale panic right now in the party of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. And gosh...wouldn't that be fun?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Terrorist Crotch List

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Oh, those hilarious, naive babies! They think something magical will happen just by looking into underpants!

Unfortunately, the same naivety is a lot less hilarious when it's the basis for Janet Napolitano's frontline defense of our airways. She's calling for hundreds of new full-body scanners which will allow the government to peek into our panties, while refusing to institute rational profiling techniques (of the type successfully used by Israel) to concentrate the TSA's attention on those most likely to commit acts of terror.

Ironically, experts say that the new scanning technology probably wouldn't have detected the "underwear bomber's" device, which raises the possibility that the new army of government crotch-watchers will be hired only to cause the president's limp "jobs created" number to rise. So to speak.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Face Time

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Over two weeks after an Al Qaeda-trained bomber attempted to kill nearly 300 Americans, Barack Obama has finally deployed his biggest weapon in a re-declared "War on Terror." Specifically, he furrowed his brow, jutted his chin...and hit the jihadists with his presidential Frowny Face.
Oh, he also blathered away about connecting dots, blaming others, making lists of lists, and blah, blah, blah. But it was the Frowny Face that told the world that any terrorist who dares to shed American blood will not only get a taxpayer-funded lawyer, comfortable accomodations, and three square meals a day...but they'll also get a darn good scowling!

Hope n' Change is sure we'll all sleep a little more soundly tonight.

BONUS: Could this be the earliest home movie of Barack Obama preparing for the presidency?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

And He's Clean, Too

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In a soon-to-be-released book about the 2008 Presidential campaign, Harry Reid is quoted as saying that what he liked about Obama was the fact that he was "light-skinned," and spoke with "no Negro dialect...except when he wanted to have one."

Harry, Harry, Harry - where do we even start? With your assertion that light-skinned African-Americans are somehow superior to those who are dark-skinned? With your use of the word "Negro" in 2008? Or how about your twin assertions that Obama is appealing because he doesn't sound black when speaking to the power brokers...but he disingenuously assumes a "Negro dialect" when it's politically useful?

Sadly, what we really have here is a peek behind the curtains at the politics of racial gamesmanship, and rare insight into the cynical attitude of the Democratic leadership towards African-Americans.

Bonus: The same book says that Teddy Kennedy had a falling out with Bill Clinton in 2008, after Clinton said of Obama "a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."

Bill Clinton, first Black president of the United States