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Posts Made By: david elosser

August 7, 2009 02:54 PM Forum: Politics

Union thugs beat up man at Town Hall Meeting

Posted By david elosser

...shut the doors on the opposition.
"Kathy Castor's union thugs beat up a guy (in the green shirt - evidence 3:21) and shut the doors to prevent the opposing[members] opinions from being heard. She then proceeded leave, not taking any questions, because "she couldn't hear." Translation: she doesn't have answers 'cause she hasn't read the House bill."

Link to video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kxaGfClPws
Interview with victim:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLpHbD5cy0s&NR=1
David E

August 7, 2009 03:09 PM Forum: Politics

Democrats are Desparate

Posted By david elosser

"At the moment the Democrats are looking like something they haven’t looked like in years, and that is: desperate."

"Their 2008 win left them thinking an election that had been shaped by anti-Bush, anti-Republican, and pro-change feeling was really a mandate without context; they thought that in the middle of a historic recession featuring horrific deficits, they could assume support for the invention of a huge new entitlement carrying huge new costs."

"Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, accused the people at the meetings of “carrying swastikas and symbols like that.” (Apparently one protester held a hand-lettered sign with a “no” slash over a swastika.) But they are not Nazis, they’re Americans. Some of them looked like they’d actually spent some time fighting Nazis. " (Amen!)

"You really, if you’re president, can’t call an individual American stupid, if for no other reason than that you’re too big. You cannot allow your allies to call people protesting a health-care plan “extremists” and “right wing,” or bought, or Nazi-like, either. They’re citizens. They’re concerned. They deserve respect." (Right on right on!)

"As this column is written, there comes word that John Sweeney of the AFL-CIO has announced he’ll be sending in union members to the meetings to counter health care’s critics. " (Looks like he already has, see my other thread about union thugs.)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204908604574334623330098540.html

David E

August 12, 2009 05:06 PM Forum: Politics

Obama's Grandmother

Posted By david elosser

From April of this year:
"President Barack Obama said his grandmother’s hip-replacement surgery during the final weeks of her life made him wonder whether expensive procedures for the terminally ill reflect a “sustainable model” for health care."

"[Obama said] you just get into some very difficult moral issues” [when considering whether] “to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill."

“That’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues,” [Obama] said in the April 14 [2009] interview. “The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health- care bill out here.” (Emphasis mine).

-Bloomberg.com

Okay, I'm going to be blunt. This makes me sick. It really makes me sick this liberal psycho-poop is coming from the President of the United States. It makes me sick a number of ways. First- doctors, nurses, assistants, nursing home workers, all these people have as part of their life's goal to make a terminally ill family member of yours as comfortable and pain-free as possible. You would want nothing less. Obama has just turned that on its head. Second, who the hell is Obama to start making decisions like this? If my father is terminally ill, and is in pain, and there's a proceedure to alleviate his pain, there is no "difficult moral issue" here in my mind. If it bothers Obama, that's his problem. Third, such a decision should be between the patient, the doctor(s), and the family member(s). Politicians should stay out of the family's medical business. Especially this President.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aGrKbfWkzTqc

David E

August 14, 2009 12:39 AM Forum: Politics

Obamacare above judicial review

Posted By david elosser

John David Lewis is a professor at Duke University in North Carolina. Linked below is his short evaluation of parts of HR 3200, entitled ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009". What he has discovered is that parts of this Act amend both the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS will become part of the enforcement of this Act. Your employer will also be required to assist in the enforcement of the Act. Even more disturbing to me is that some parts are written to be excluded from judicial review. In other words, our legislators in Congress have basically written out the third branch of our government.

http://www.classicalideals.com/HR3200.htm

David E

August 18, 2009 02:17 PM Forum: Politics

If you plan to get the H1N1 vaccine...

Posted By david elosser

You may first want to read this article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html

David E

August 18, 2009 02:31 PM Forum: Politics

AARP claims they are not endorsing...

Posted By david elosser

...Obamacare, but apparently some senior citizens are not buying the claims. Probably has something to do with all the AARP commercials, and hosting President Obama at on-line forum to promote his health care reforms to AARP members. Ya think?

"The approximately 60,000 number represents members who specifically cited AARP's stance on the health overhaul debate in canceling their membership between July 1 and mid-August..."

To be fair, AARP gains and looses memberships every month, and the 60 thousand represents about 1/5th of what they normally average in monthly membership losses (according to the article). Still, loosing 60 thousand over one specific issue is a pretty strong statement IMO.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-08-17-aarp-health-overhaul_N.htm

David E

August 18, 2009 09:59 PM Forum: Politics

Why so socialist?

Posted By david elosser

Obama joker artist is identified:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/08/obama-joker-artist.html

Stay tuned, coming soon to a downtown near you:
Barney Frank as the Penguin
and Arlen Specter as Two-Face
The Catwoman poster will have to wait for the Democrats to elect an attractive woman.
grin

David E

August 20, 2009 01:14 AM Forum: Politics

Hmmmm...

Posted By david elosser

"Coalitions of interest groups running at least $24 million in pro-[Obamacare]overhaul ads hired GMMB, which worked for Obama's 2008 campaign and whose partners include a top Obama campaign strategist. They also hired AKPD Message and Media, which was founded by David Axelrod, a top adviser to Obama's campaign and now to the White House." Hmmmm...

" "The potential takeaway from the public is 'friends in cahoots to engineer a grass roots result.'" Ya think?

"We are deeply honored to have been part of Barack Obama's historic campaign to change America and the world," GMMB says on its Web site. GMMB's partners include Jim Margolis, a senior strategist for Obama's presidential campaign." Ya don't say.

"The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid GMMB roughly $75,000 from February through June for ads. And GMMB took in at least $9,000 this year from Senate leader Reid's political action committee for communications consulting." Shazam!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_health_care_consultants

David E

August 22, 2009 08:25 PM Forum: Politics

Liberal politicians just can't resist...

Posted By david elosser

...playing the race card. It's like they wear it around their necks on a gold chain. Sad, I have a particular fondness for Gov David Patterson, not just because he shares my name grin but because he is legally blind. I would love to see this man have a great and successfull governorship as an inspiration to blind and handicapped people, rather than a failed one rampant with scandals and incompetence.

"[Gov Patterson] blamed a racist media Friday for trying to push him out of next year's election -"

"We're not in the post-racial period," Paterson said.
"The reality is the next victim on the list - and you can see it coming - is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than trying to reform a health care system."

Wow! Looks like the race card for Obama's failure has just been played!

"Paterson said the campaign against him is being "orchestrated" by reporters who would rather make the news than report it."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/08/21/2009-08-21_gov_david_paterson_blames_call_for_.html

David E

August 22, 2009 08:39 PM Forum: Politics

Obama's blame game

Posted By david elosser

An excellent article, IMO. Note especially the folly of targeting the insurance companies:

"If insurance companies were gouging the public, the evidence would show up in one of two places, according to Graef Crystal, a compensation expert in Santa Rosa, California, and occasional Bloomberg News columnist: excessive executive pay or excessive returns to shareholders.

His analysis of five major health insurers shows just the opposite: below-market pay and below-market shareholder returns.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aNjLN73fQVj8

David E