All The News That Fits

Archive for August, 2009

No Bias in News Reporting

Posted by liloladenvers on August 24, 2009

“On Friday, as new unemployment figures painted a newly troubling portrait of the American economy, (the president)  was vacationing in aNew England paradise.

Simply amazing.”

This is a paraphrased version of what was printed in The New York Times about the president’s visit to Martha’s Vineyard.  Here is the original version.

“On Friday, as new unemployment figures painted a newly troubling portrait of the American economy, Mr. Bush placed himself in the same scenes–golfing and fishing in a New England paradise–that once caused his father electoral grief.

Simply amazing.”  New York Times, July 9, 2001

At the time, the unemployment rate was up; it was 4.5%, up from the 2000 average of 4.0%

The current unemployment rate is 9.4%, more than double what it was in July, 2001.  This is what The New York Times had to say about President Obama’s vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard:

Mr. Obama, whom aides described as being amused by all of the gloom-and-doom prognosticating over his health care agenda, did not even consider skipping his vacation. Last year, he talked about the importance of taking a break to avoid “making mistakes.”

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

One Single Payer System

Posted by liloladenvers on August 21, 2009

Funny…   a little bit disrespectful…   but funny!

Posted in Obama, Politics, Satire, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

MSNBC Shows Appalling Prejudice

Posted by Nancy on August 20, 2009

Between Chris Matthews’ tingling leg and anything Keith Olbermann says, it has become obvious that MSNBC is not as much a news outlet as it is a purveyor of a political agenda.  I wonder if they’re getting paid with TARP funds?

This recent episode shows they are willing to deceive and fabricate racial discord from whole cloth.

Watch this “news item” about guns at an Obama appearance.

Gosh, they sure crop that image of the man with the gun really close, don’t they.  Wonder why they don’t show the “white racist” who would bring a semi-automatic to a presidential townhall?  They show other men’s faces.  I mean, this guy must be one mean dude to carry such a powerful gun, so you would think they would want to show him off to prove their point, right?

Now look at the picture of the man carrying the gun.

If you think the good folks at MSNBC were unaware of the man’s race, you are much more gullible altruistic than I am.

So, who are the racists here?  MSNBC for fomenting racial hatred with false facts, or people who legally carry guns?

I wonder why everyone else in the photo is in t-shirts and shorts, but this man is in a long sleeved shirt and long pants? 

I’m sure it wasn’t a setup so someone could get a picture of him carrying that gun at a presidential appearance.  But if it was, those long sleeves sure would help with the cropping.

Just saying.

Posted in Obama, Politics | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

What Kind of Choice?

Posted by liloladenvers on August 19, 2009

I was listening to a guest host on the radio yesterday, Mark Steyn.  He made an interesting point about the left and choice.  They are all in favor of it when it comes to abortion, reproductive rights, privacy, fallopial rights and uteri. 

 But, when it comes to purchasing health care insurance for yourself – no choice. 

When it comes to purchasing health care insurance for your employees – no choice! 

When it comes to driving a “green” car – no choice.

When it comes to using trans-fats – no choice.

When it comes to speaking your mind in a townhall meeting – no choice (some times).

When it comes to apologizing for the nature of our country – no choice!

Posted in Politics | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Seven Ways to Make Health Care in America Better

Posted by liloladenvers on August 17, 2009

A wonderful column from Herman Cain.  He’s a great businessman, a logical thinker and fun to hear.  Enjoy!

My most recent column highlighted the massive ignorance about the U.S. health care system. Too many people want to fix the leaks in our health care roof by blowing up the building. Here’s a novel idea, let’s just fix the leaks in the roof, and here are seven solutions by Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute.

Pipes explains each solution in more detail in her book, The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care, but these brief explanations will make you more knowledgeable about solutions to our health care system than 90 percent of the voting public. Taken together, there would be no involuntary leaks in the roof.

Change the tax code. Level the playing field by allowing employees to have the same tax deductibility rules as employers, which would make it possible for the employees to buy employee-owned health insurance accounts. People would then make more prudent choices, because it would be their money and not their employer’s money.

Reduce costly government mandates and regulations. Just look at Medicare and Medicaid. The more the government tries to control costs with mandates and regulations, the more costs go up and the quality of care goes down.

Allow the purchase of insurance across state lines. This one is more controversial, because the states are vastly different concerning mandated coverage and insurance regulations. But it is worth exploring for the sake of enhanced competition.

Expand Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These accounts are available at most banks and allow you to save money tax-free for current and future health care expenses. But as usual, the government has set stupid limitations and regulations that discourage their use. One of the best features of the HSA is that money not spent from the account in a given year can be carried over to accumulate an emergency health care fund that you control. Imagine that. You control the money and not the government!

Support Retail Health Clinics. Wal-Mart and Target are opening health clinics in many of their stores. They are doing it despite some opposition from state bureaucrats and objections from some health professionals. These clinics are not hospitals, but they provide convenient and affordable basic services to millions of people. The clinics are staffed with medical professionals, and of course these retailers know that most people will fill their prescriptions in their stores and pick up some other items before they leave. So what?

Implement Tort Reform. When it costs doctors an average of $250,000 for malpractice insurance, something is wrong. This is driving a lot of doctors away from medicine and out of small towns that cannot generate this kind of medical ante. People’s legal rights need to be protected, but not to the extent that it eliminates health care in some areas altogether.

Provide Vouchers for the Working Poor and Chronically Ill. Brilliant! It is the same principle as providing food stamps for the people who need help buying food. Just like we would not ration food to make sure we feed the poor, we should not ration health care to take care of those who do not have it. Fix the “leaks” in the roof.

Every nation that has gone the route of socialized medicine has made access, cost and quality of care worse. We have an opportunity to get it right. Then why are the Democrats in Congress and the Obama Administration determined to take the U.S. in the same direction?

It’s not about health care, it’s about control.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Speaking of Ineffecient Government Programs… UPDATED

Posted by Nancy on August 12, 2009

There are some things you should never mention. Comparing the inefficient postal service to profitable private enterprise would probably be one of them if you are trying to convince Americans to turn their healthcare over to the government.

How could anyone better encapsulate the concerns Americans have about government run health care?

He should have taken his TelePrompTers with him. 

It will be curious to see how this statement gets spinned to say anything other than “private enterprise does a better job than the federal government.”

UPDATE

Now they mock him. While not direct criticism, it is more devastating.

Posted in Obama, Politics | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

The Community Is Organizing

Posted by Nancy on August 8, 2009

When the Community Organizer in Chief and his supporters complain because the other side is better organized, you know the winds of change are in the air.

Mark Steyn at his inimitable best:

DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTI- . . . No, wait, that bumper sticker expired January 20. Under the stimulus bill, there’s a new $1.3 trillion bills-for-bumpers program whereby, if you peel off old slogans now recognized as environmentally harmful (“QUESTION AUTHORITY”), you can trade them in for a new “CELEBRATE CONFORMITY” sticker, complete with a holographic image of President Obama that never takes his eyes off you.

“The right-wing extremist Republican base is back!” warns the Democratic National Committee. These right-wing extremists have been given their marching orders by their masters: They’ve been directed to show up at “thousands of events,” told to “organize,” “knock on doors” . . . 

No, wait. My mistake. That’s the email I got from Mitch Stewart, Director of “Organizing for America” at BarackObama.com. But that’s the good kind of “organizing.” Obama’s a community organizer. We’re the community. He organizes us. What part of that don’t you get?

When the community starts organizing against the organizer, the whole rigmarole goes to hell. Not that these extremists showing up at town-hall meetings are real members of the “community.” Have you noticed how tailored they are?… Sen. Barbara Boxer has denounced dissenters from Obama’s health-care proposals as too “well-dressed” to be genuine. Only the emperor has new clothes. Everyone knows that.

Read the whole article here.

Posted in Politics, Wave Bye Bye to Freedom | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Please, Report Me to the New White House Snitch Czar

Posted by E. on August 5, 2009

While the above videos are about health care reform (or health insurance reform, or just plain health reform (the White House keeps changing its terminology du jour) (and what in the heck is “health reform” anyway?  gonna make me sick if I’m not already?) ) this post is really to call your attention to the new governmental request that you rat out your neighbor, comrade.

If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

That from the official White House website, which claims that the above videos are fishy because they inaccurately portray the Potentate’s views on health care.  The more accurate views, they say, are in clips like this one (that they claim we won’t show you):

Seriously, I’d rather have not included it just because SIX MINUTES LONG!  But really, about the first two minutes are banter between a member of the press corps and Dumbo (hey, HE is the one who thinks his ears are big, it’s in the video), so you can skip forward to the 2 minute mark if you want (but you may miss the ear insecurity).  Anyway, if you watch the whole video, listen carefully to what he is saying.  And remember this very important word:  SUBTEXT.

So, watch the first two videos and listen to what he has been saying for years, and then watch the White House video and listen to what he is saying now, and really?  They aren’t all that inconsistent (how many times does he use the word “if” when speaking about private health insurance?).  The White House just thinks we’re too stupid to see it.

But, we’re not.  At least, I’m not.

So, there you go.  I’ve blogged negatively on the web about President Obama and his ideas on health care reform.  Lucky for you, the White House has set up its official snitch line.  Go ahead.  Be a stooge.  Report me.

Then, if Obama makes it into a second term, sit back, relax, and watch history begin repeating itself (speaking of long, you’ll want to scroll down and start with the quote about Moshe the Beadle).

Posted in Fascism, Obama, Politics, Wave Bye Bye to Freedom | Tagged: | 2 Comments »