Thursday, August 26, 2010

ObamaCare May Screw Students' Health Plans, Another Tolerant Liberal, Opposition to Ground Zero mosque up to 71%, The Deficit Is a Symptom, Spending Is the Disease, WTF! The man who claims to have wrote ObamaCare, Max Baucus, admits that he hasn't read the entire bill

Obamacare Might Kill Off College Students' Health Plans - The Weekly Standard

According to President Obama, "If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what." You can keep your plan, that is, if your employer doesn't decide to dump it in the wake of Obamacare's passage (as many major employers are already considering doing), if you aren't one of the estimated 51 percent of American workers (66 percent of workers in small businesses) – according to the administration’s own figures – whose plans would have to be changed or dropped under Obamacare, and if you don't have a Medicare Advantage plan or a consumer-driven (high-deductible, low-premium) plan. Now it appears that another type of plan might well be on the chopping block: college students' health plans.
Video: Another Tolerant Liberal

A video of a Ground Zero mosque supporter cursing out an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor at the Ground Zero mosque protest is making the rounds:

Poll: Opposition to Ground Zero mosque up to 71% - CBS

NY Muslim Cab Driver Stabbed By Passenger Who Asked: “Are You Muslim?”
Obama Deflects Iraq Question: 'We're Buying Shrimp, Guys. Come On'

Video Shows Carnahan Staffer-Firebomber Has History of Attacking Tea Partiers – Media Silent - First Things

The Suspected Carnahan Staffer-Firebomber Has A History of Harassing Conservatives

…But you sure didn’t read this in the state-run media.
On Wednesday Pelosi-Democrat Russ Carnahan admitted that a campaign staffer was responsible for firebombing his St. Louis finance office.
The suspect who firebombed Rep. Russ Carnahan’s office last week was reportedly a disgruntled progressive activist employed by the democrat. An unnamed source familiar with the case released the information. Suspect Chris Powers reportedly was upset because he did not get paid so he firebombed the Carnahan finance offices at 2 in the morning.
Again… someone asked me has Obama done anything right?

Ponder these items below links via Flopping Aces; things are so fucked up right now. This is why some days I really should not read all of this crap because it can drive you to insanity.

Low prices and rates can’t slow fall in home sales

Worries about US recovery deepen

Dow Industrials Fall to 7-Week Low

Home Sales Drop 27%, Twice What Was Forecasted

Jobless Claims Raise Questions About Recovery

Credit Card Interest Rates Much Higher

Barnes & Noble posts 1Q loss, cuts annual guidance

Stocks hit lowest level in seven weeks

Company Audits Up, Illegal Worker Arrests Way Down Since 2008

Unemployment remains high with slow job creation

Philly Wants Bloggers to Pay $300 Tax

Sliced Bagels, Taxes on Top

“Slowly but surely we are moving in the right direction,” Obama said of the economy. “We’re on the right track.”

Biden conceded that the economic recovery was not proceeding as fast as the administration had hoped, but claimed there was “no doubt we’re moving in the right direction.”

The Deficit Is a Symptom, Spending Is the Disease - National Review

We cannot tax or grow our way out of this hole.

Sometime in the next week or so, the U.S. national debt will exceed $13.4 trillion.

To put that in perspective: If you earned $1 every second, it would take you 425,000 years to earn enough money to pay off that debt. And it’s not likely to get much better any time soon. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the United States will run up more than $1 trillion in debt next year as well, and for years to come. And with entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare facing more than $100 trillion in future unfunded liabilities, we may look back on this level of debt as representing the “good old days.”

Yet, as frightening as those numbers are, focusing on the deficit and debt is to confuse the symptom with the disease. As Milton Friedman often explained, the real issue is not how you pay for government spending — debt or taxes — but the spending itself. In other words: Don’t just look at the deficit, look at why we have a deficit. And the reason we have a deficit is pretty simple: Government spends too much.

The man who claims to have wrote ObamaCare, Max Baucus, admits that he hasn't read the entire bill

The New Apartheid: World Silent on S. African Black v. White Genocide - Debbie Schlussel

In the 1980s, the world outcry was loud against racist Apartheid in South Africa. We heard the “Free South Africa” slogan often, and many companies that did business with the country were boycotted. Students at many college campuses built “South African shanties” on campus in protest (on my campus, the University of Michigan, one shanty read, “Free South Africa,” with someone else scrawling, “Not to Mention West Cleveland,” underneath). But now that the shoe is on the other foot–and has been for some years since Black extremists took over the South African government, race-based mobs rule much of the country. The same goes for some other African nations with White populations, such as Zimbabwe, where White-owned farms have been seized by the government and there is an epidemic of racist rapes of White women.

Bizarre, Crime Woman Nabbed For Auto Erotic Crime - Smoking Gun
Cincinnati woman was caught multitasking herself in Pontiac

A Cincinnati woman was simultaneously masturbating with a sex toy and watching a pornographic video while driving last week, according to cops who arrested her on assorted criminal charges.
Colondra Hamilton, 36, was pulled over last Tuesday evening in a traffic stop triggered when cops noticed she was driving a 2008 Pontiac with overly tinted windows.
That’s when officers noticed that Hamilton’s pants were unbuttoned. And she had a vibrator in her lap. Questioned by cops, Hamilton admitted to engaging in auto erotic manipulation, and revealed that she had also been watching a porno movie that was playing on the laptop of a friend in the passenger seat, according to an Elmwood Place Police Department report.
Hamilton, pictured in the above mug shot, was booked into the Hamilton County jail on a misdemeanor count of driving with “impaired alertness.” Hamilton was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia since cops found a “broken piece of crack pipe” in her purse.
She was not, however, accused of using the pipe while she was driving and masturbating and watching an X-rated film, the title of which was not released.


Just Sayin' said...

My own prediction was for housing in the bubble markets to collapse 77% from their 2007 highs. Or back to 1996's levels. As I recall, I predicted that to happen by May 2011. (Might have been May 2010. So all those incentives did do something. They staved off the market's fall for about 6 months.)

I think the current market has fallen only 30%, a bit less than half of my prediction.

What no one could have predicted is how the banks are letting the upper class deadbeat borrowers squat in their MacMansions. So the rigors of foreclosure are not being forced upon high priced neighborhoods as quickly as could be expected. That's an advantage for the banks -- the house stays on their books at more or less the peak price point and they don't have to book the loss. Of course, that means the market is kept artificially high and anyone buying now is just another knife catcher.

PeggyU said...

I wonder if the mosque supporter in that confrontation is aware of the connection between Hitler and militant Islam? How does he reconcile that bit of history with his condemnation of the Jewish man?