In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth is Revolutionary.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Obamacare…previews of an upcoming nightmare…!?

I thought I’d post an August 6, 2009 article to the “American Thinker” by Dr. Zane F. Pollard M.D. “Obamacare and me”

It’s probably one of the most incisive and informative articles I’ve read to date concerning the impact HR3200 on extant medical care under Medicaid although Medicare was not referenced in the article. This article is written from the perspective of an insider; ie., an M.D. and not that of raving politicians or the unwashed, uninformed masses.

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Obama’s hail mary: Too little too late?

In a town where football stereotypes replace rational thought, the clockers and watchers are already calling President Barack Obama’s plans to try and sell his faltering health care reform agenda to a joint session of Congress a "hail mary" pass in the closing seconds of a losing game.

Obama’s record-setting freefall from sky-high public approval ratings to borderline support on his key issues leaves him little choice. Any political capital he had is gone, wiped out by compromise and capitulation.

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How Dems can regain momentum

Congress is returning to Washington and President Obama’s health-care overhaul is in trouble thanks in large part to the noisy misinformation spread at town-hall meetings while lawmakers were on their August recess.

The president and his team will have to fight back, and they should do so using the tactics of their opponents. And since it will be in Washington, the Democrats, who control Congress and the White House, will be playing on their home field.

Here are some tactics.

— Make stuff up.

Just as your opponents invented negative and wholly bogus provisions supposedly in the bill, Obama should do the same, but invent good stuff.

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Guns don’t belong at town hall meetings

The armed men injecting themselves into the town hall meetings on universal health care remind me why it is important to tell the thugs to go home the way Carmelita did.

There’s a reason to truncate that kind of serial intimidation, whether by a government or by unregulated militias. In his book "Ringside Seat to a Revolution," David Dorado Romo brings this to light.

His great-aunt Adela told him that back in 1917, she and other working-class Mexicans who crossed the border daily from Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, were ordered off the trolley and forced by U.S. authorities to take a bath and then be sprayed with pesticides at the Santa Fe Bridge. Rumors circulated (later verified) that naked Mexican women were secretly photographed as they bathed.

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Which country do we want to take back?

Some of the people who have been appearing at town hall meetings lately say they want to take back their country. Me too.

However, I am left wondering what country they want to take back.

Because these folks are always ranting about socialism and government-run health care, I suppose if they succeed in taking back the country they will be true to their beliefs and do away with Medicare and the Veterans Affairs system, which are nothing if not government-run socialism (don’t tell Granny or Pops).

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Big families: A threat to the environment?

With great fanfare the infamous Duggar family this week announced (on the "Today" show, no less) the upcoming birth of a 19th child.

Without engaging in histrionic gymnastics about the parents’ Herculean appetite for children, I would like to use the Duggars’ 19th child as a teaching moment about the environment.

The Duggars, if you haven’t heard of them, are an Arkansas couple, Jim Bob and Michelle, whose ever-growing family is the subject of a cable TV series, and whose Web site gurgles with excitement about family size, and proselytizes and sells non-stop.

Among many other things (including the family’s daily Biblical routine, how to buy a DVD for $19, etc.) it explains the parents’ love of children thusly:

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