I have a question I would like to ask. Has anyone noticed that during the election that Fox News had Lynn De Rotheschild on their shows constantly and I have yet to see or here anything about her since Obama was elected. She just disappeared in to thin air? What is the deal and what would be her agenda?
during the election that Fox News had Lynn De Rotheschild on their shows constantly
Same with Carly Fiorina…They were Hillary supporters and then PUMAs
October 1, 2009 at 3:57 am
I believe that Carly Fiorina had breast cancer during the past year.
Also there is this:
At the Willow Creek Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels said that Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has begun a relationship with Christ–about a year ago–and has a “growing faith.” The two have been in email correspondence.
Larry’s blog has been re-opened for an announcement/challenge.
I believe EVERY BIT OF Larry’s experience (esp.after buying and reading his book) and any amount of exposing the TRUTH about Barry and his evil ways is just going to help bring him down and eventually to JUSTICE!Please contribute if you are able and pass this around if inclined. Thx.
There has been a strong acknowledgment on this blog that we are in a spiritual battle. There are some here that are not particularly “religious” to use a term I don’t care for. The ones that have been vocal appear to be Christians. It has been a topic that has been allowed and at times encouraged. Several of us have been studying Revelations which requires a look at the whole of scripture, especially Old Testament.
Dante: Evil is the “sins of the wolf;” an inner black hole so vast that nothing will fill it.
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect: “Evil consists in intentionally behaving in ways that harm, abuse, demean, dehumanize, and destroy innocent others — or using one’s authority and systemic power to encourage or permit others to do so on your behavior.”
Philosopher Hannah Arendt: She coined the term the “banality of evil,” after Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann was pronounced normal by psychiatrists.
Psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie: “Evil people are chronic scapegoaters.”
St. Augustine: Evil is “an essential nothingness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson: “An absence of light; shade; no essence.”
Goethe: Evil is “to render invisible another human consciousness.”
Baudelaire: “The Devil’s cleverest wile is to convince us he doesn’t exist.”
John Milton: “A tortured soul who makes others dance to the music of his own despair.”
Has anyone been watching the live feeds on Larry Sinclair’s site? It is pretty interesting. It shows location and from which internet sites they were on. Mine says I am from Cabot, AR. and arrived from Rosetta’s. I am not from Cabot. Must be a host local.
I am just so skeptical of anything that Obama and his crew are selling. There always seems to be some undercover dealings going on. Glen Beck has been laying out some of the gound work and I am very interested in seeing what else he has uncovered on who stands to gain something with the Olympics in Chicago.
Okay folks, Let’s Talk Liberty Tonight. Just back from Hardin Montana, Mona Docteur and Dan Cox with a full report on the whole story about the American Police Force and the town of Hardin. Also, Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher of The Wake-Up Herald will be with us.
A final hurdle, how to pay for the health overhaul bill, remains, Bloomberg reports.
The remaining items for the Senate Finance Committee are whether “to
increase taxes on the most-expensive insurance plans,
impose new fees on health-related industries, and
limit the tax benefits of flexible savings accounts” (Donmoyer and Rowley, 10/1).
The New York Times on Baucus continuing to consider affordability changes:
“In a push to lock down votes, Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is pulling together a last-minute package of changes to his health care legislation aimed at addressing the chief concern among his fellow Democrats:
that health insurance be made as affordable as possible for moderate-income Americans.”
The changes include
Cantwell’s plan, ???
a proposal by Snowe to phase in the penalty for not obtaining coverage and
allowing exemptions for the penalty if it would be more than 7 percent of income
instead of the bill’s mark of 10 percent (Herszenhorn, 9/30).
In the meantime, Baucus and other Democrats are seeking
“to shield even more retirees and union workers from a tax on the most expensive health-care plans,”
Bloomberg reports separately.
Baucus’s original proposal included a 35 percent tax on plans worth more than $8,000 for individuals and $21,000 for families.
He’s suggested increasing both the percentage tax and the threshold in hopes of protecting some lower-income workers and retirees.
Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and John Kerry, D-Mass., has said his plans would hurt too many “ordinary people” and “high-risk” workers, such as coal miners (Gaouette and Donmoyer, 9/30).
According to CBO and JCT’s assessment, enacting the Chairman’s proposal would result in a net reduction in federal budget deficits of $49 billion over the 2010–2019 period.
The estimate includes a projected net cost of $500 billion over 10 years for the proposed expansions in insurance coverage.
That net cost itself reflects a gross total of $774 billion in credits and subsidies provided through the exchanges, increased net outlays for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and tax credits for small employers;
those costs are partly offset by $215 billion in revenues from the excise tax on high-premium insurance plans and $59 billion in revenues from other sources.
The net cost of the coverage expansions would be more than offset
by other spending changes that CBO estimates would save $409 billion over the 10 years, and
by other tax provisions that JCT and CBO estimate would increase federal revenues by $139 billion over the same period.
(This is all very vague.)
(This analysis was prior to any modifications and amendments. And the CBO will have to score separately what ultimately comes out of the House, what ultimately comes out of the Senate, and what ultimately comes out of conference. i.e., We have no idea how much this thing is going to cost or how we’re going to pay for it. And we’re not going to know for some time to come.)
(I would not want to be in CBO Director Elmendorf’s shoes right now. Let’s pray he tells us the truth.)
Other groups will turn even more decisively in the direction of the seniors and their opposition after the text of the final Senate bill is in.
Senator Jon Kyl on yesterday’s program predicted it will take at least a couple of weeks more to get the whatever is the final version of the Senate Finance Committee’s Obamacare bill done and merged with the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee’s bill, and then the merged version has to be evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office.
Only then will we know the extent of the brand new gaping fiscal hole being proposed by the Democrats.
At that point the Democrats will have to find 60 votes for cloture.
As President Obama plans his next move on healthcare reform, desperate to rescue his signature initiative after the dismal August recess depleted more political capital and left Democrats panicked, it is becoming clear that “reconciliation” doesn’t look like it can be reconciled.
Democrats provided a procedural backstop measure for themselves when they passed the budget in the spring, a move that could allow them to pass healthcare reform with only 51 votes in the Senate instead of the traditional 60 required to break a filibuster.
Read Alexander Bolton’s story in our paper on reconciliation and how Republicans are planning to fight it.
The measure, originally designed for deficit reduction, can’t be used on anything that doesn’t spend or cut spending.
The GOP is prepared to file points of order against a final bill so that any provisions that don’t save or spend are subject to a vote.
To waive a point of order you need 60 votes.
*** Healthcare reform probably needs 60 votes no matter how you cut it. ***
While it isn’t impossible to design a bill that could pass under reconciliation, it is difficult.
The idea is also politically unpopular.
Passing a partisan bill under this procedure would likely ensure that most, if not all, Republicans vote against it and possibly future bills of importance to the Obama administration as well.
According to Bolton’s story, if any insurance reforms
— not likely to pass muster under the procedure since they wouldn’t spend or cut money
were included in a separate “sidecar” bill
they still might not pass muster with the GOP if any other parts of reform were passed under reconciliation.
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said recently that Republicans shouldn’t help Democrats pass a partisan bill by voting for the separate, second bill.
“Of course that would be no deal because you’ll have the government-run insurance and the other liberal parts, including the tax increases in the part that the Democrats would pass with just a bare majority of votes,” Kyl said.
(I don’t think this is correct. I’m pretty sure Senator Judd Gregg and others have stated that a public “option” would be in the sidecar and would require 60 votes.)
(There’s a reason neither side is talking about this much. The Dems don’t want to let on that they CANNOT pass a public “option” with less than 60 votes. And the Repubs don’t want to show their cards.)
… a so-called third way that several key senators said Wednesday could provide the blueprint for compromise in the Senate bill.
Carper wants to allow states to individually decide whether to create a private-insurance competitor such as a government plan and a nonprofit insurance cooperative, or to open up state-based insurance pools for government workers to every resident.
It could appeal to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), who has endorsed a similar trigger approach, while bringing in progressives who may not see a way – at this point – to pass a bill through the Senate with a public option.
Carper’s proposal is, in some ways, more conservative than the “trigger” option offered by Snowe.
Under Snowe’s proposal, a new national nonprofit corporation would offer insurance in any states where affordable coverage was not widely available from private insurers. Federal officials would serve on the corporation’s board, but it would not be part of the Health and Human Services Department.
Carper’s proposal would leave decisions and solutions up to the states. While Snowe’s amendment sets only an affordability test for the trigger, Carper would allow states to opt-in if affordable insurance is not widely available or the insurance market is dominated by only one or two players.
October 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm
TONY Blair is set to be made the first President of Europe in weeks
This is bad news…It’s another step forward in the globalist agenda.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 203 points, or 2.1 percent — it’s worst decline since July 2, which was before the summer rally began. The S&P 500 fell 2.6 percent and the Nasdaq dropped 3.1 percent.
The body responsible for managing the development of the internet, Icann, has cut its umbilical cord to the US government, a move the European Union has been demanding for four years.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees domain names – the .com, .eu, .org and so on at the end of a web address – as of 30 September will no longer be subject to review by the US Department of Commerce.
Instead, independent review panels appointed by Icann Governmental Advisory Committee (Gac) and Icann itself with the involvement of governments around the world. will perform this task.
The Implications of Iran’s Second Enrichment Plant INSS Insight
On Friday, September 25, 2009 Iran informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it had a second uranium enrichment plant under construction. Suspicions concerning a parallel, concealed enrichment program were in fact circulating for some time before the announcement. Iran reportedly disclosed the information to the IAEA because it discovered that Western intelligence agencies became aware of this parallel program and wanted to avoid further embarrassment.
az game and fish said that if someone released gators into the high desert creeks/washes, they would do quite well. they said that in response to an article from a tampa area newspaper regarding the 20 or so gators they (fl) were receiving from Az. (taken from dummies who have them as pets)
bottom line, is HI just parsing words?
will there be any action to force them to obey their own laws?
Basically, Leo has them by the short-n-curlies….The only way they can get out of his stranglehold is to break their own laws in broad daylight with everyone watching….Don’t be surprised if they do just that…If needed, it could be appealed all the way to the Hawaii Supreme Court so we could watch them break their laws too.
Troy, you would really enjoy a private chat with R J Poteet. Did you happen to watch the movie Centennial? Do you remember Dennis Weaver’s character?
Blackwater denies being tied to APF…yeah right.
At one point we had 62 people in the chat room with approx 4 times that many listening live. The quality of the group impressed me more than the quantity. With the line up of guests tonight, all I had to do was grunt once in a while. I could have passed out and no one would have missed me.
Blackwater, not on their worst day, would ever hire that raggety ass “team” of retards. Especially that so called “Captain” Mike or whoever the f he is. “Captain” Mike couldn’t even pass the application process and not just because he can’t read, either. lmao.
Leo Donofrio Is No Longer Spokesperson For TerriK.
As we move from blog reports to litigation, TerriK and I have decided it would be best for me to conduct my own investigation. We had previously decided that I would not take the step from spokesperson to actual counsel for her. But I will no longer be spokesperson for her either.
Leo also states: “Despite my best efforts, TerriK is not satisfied that I grasp the nuances of DoH Director Fukino’s parsing of words in the July 27, 2009 press release. Therefore, according to her most recent email I believe she will be speaking for herself or through other attorneys.
Indeed, one of the biggest problems with the discussion about Net neutrality is that advocates seem to forget that the Internet’s infrastructure is not publicly owned like most of our highways. Instead, most of the system is private, and investors expect a return for the risks involved in creating new products and services.
This is the whole crux behind this – MONEY. The Govt wants a piece of this pie period.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible. – J.B. Williams
A long-time CBS News producer is accused of attempting to extort $2 million from late night comedian David Letterman, a move that forced the “Late Show” host to confess to his studio audience and millions of viewers that he had engaged in sexual relationships with his female employees for years.
The alleged blackmailer is Robert (Joe) Halderman, a producer of the true-crime show “48 Hours,” current and former staffers of the program told FOXNews.com Friday. Authorities have not yet released the suspect’s name, but network officials confirm that he has been arrested.
“Evertone there has worked with him,” staffers told FOXNews.com of H. “He’s a big deal there. He’s directed news specials that the CBS documentary team has produced, 9/11 stuff, Olympics, just about every big story.
Sources tell FOXNews.com that the nature of Halderman’s assignments would likely have given him access to loads of sensitive information over the years.
Phone calls to Halderman were not returned Friday morning.
According to a report from MyFOXNY, the woman at the center of the scandal is Halderman’s girlfriend and Letterman’s former assistant, Stephanie Birkitt. The details of the alleged affair — which reportedly went on for years — were outlined in her diary and through personal correspondene, MyFOXNY reports.
(What idiot CBS executive thought it would be a good idea for Letterman to bare his soul in front of a laughing audience?! He should have issued a public statement. Poor judgment and even poorer taste.)
When I saw this on Fox this morning, I was struck by the response of the audience to Letterman. The laughing and applause were so surreal, more like laugh tracks. These zombies are so conditioned that they are like Pavlov’s dog…salivating. This is the very nature of those that approve of Obama’s performance. They are in a trance…subject to neural linguistic patterns. Listen to the way Letterman presents his case. The audience is so conditioned that they are not able to separate jest from confession. Letterman seems to use it to his advantage.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Thursday accused some members of the Democratic caucus of having it both ways on Afghanistan.
A number of Democrats, Lieberman said, staked out a hawkish position on Afghanistan as an argument against sending more troops to Iraq but are now unwilling to follow through.
“There are [some Democrats], who while the Iraq War was going on, were saying ‘well we should be focused not on Iraq but on Afghanistan because that’s the real central front in the war on terrorism,'” he said.
“Well now Iraq is moving in the right direction, we’re pulling our troops, and now the real central fron is Afghanistan and some of those same people are now getting to be quite wishy-washy on about whether we should achieve victory there.”
Lieberman, who caucuses with the Democrats, said General Stanley McChrystal was right to call for an increase in U.S. forces in the country.
“I give a lot of respect to what he’s recommending,” Lieberman said.
Jobless Rate Climbs to 9.8 Percent in September
If laid-off workers who have settled for part-time work or have given up looking for new jobs are included, the unemployment rate rose to 17 percent, the highest on records dating from 1994.
Please remember for those out there or folks you know who are planning to get this junk that the mfr states:
“The following people may not be able to get FluMist or may be able to get it only in certain situations: people with asthma or active wheezing, or children less than 5 years of age with recurrent wheezing; people with a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome; people with a weakened immune system; people with long-term medical conditions including heart disease, kidney disease, and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes; and pregnant women.”
Well there is a reason to celebrate. Obama didn’t get his way for once. I love the Olympics especially when they are in America, but I am jumping for joy that Chicago isn’t getting them. Even better, they were knocked out in the first round. Guess the world isn’t so impressed by our dear leader as he had hoped. Haha I am enjoying this and his cohorts Jarrett and Axelrod just lost a bunch of money fro their land deals. My this is a fine Friday even though it’s cold and rainy here in my neck of the woods. Guess that the Euros get it. Are they racist or something? Hahaha.
Hey, guess his message about how sucky America is finally got through. Who’d want the Olympics in this crappy place hmmm,hmmm,hmmm. He certainly can say his message was received and acknowledged, Lol. Oh this is so well deserved and as usual, we the people are the victims as we mostly all love the Olympics and love when they are here. We are again hit in the gut as far as how we are perceived around the world. Hey Oprah, how you feeling right about now Miss Queen of the talk shows and entertainment world? hmmm, hmmm, hmmm.
(The more I look at these numbers, the more I’m convinced they’re from OMB and not CBO. And the reason the percent deficit is below 3.00 in the year 2014 is because that is what Obama promised he would deliver. Does anyone honestly believe this will be the case?)
Obama + Michelle x Oprah = Zero
I’m having a party right here in my computer chair…Up yours Chicrapo, up yours Barry….I knew that the sasquatch would win ’em over with her “kill whitey” charm.
Obamas Fail in Personal Pitch to Bring 2016 Olympics to Chicago
Olympic officials eliminated Chicago in the first round of voting from its bid to host the 2016 Summer Games, a surprise failure for President Obama who put his capital behind an enormous campaign.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama who risked their political capital and the prestige of the presidency on an enormous Olympic campaign.
Rio de Janeiro ultimately won the right to host the Summer Games.
Chicago had seemed to pick up momentum in the last few days, with many International Olympic Committee members seemingly charmed by Michelle Obama. But when IOC president Jacques Rogge announced the results of the first vote, Chicago’s name was announced.
Critics immediately decried Obama’s visit to Copenhagen, the first time a U.S. president made such an in-person appeal.
“It demeans the office,” said GOP consultant Brad Blakeman, a former Bush administration official. “For the president to be reduced to the effect of the Billy Mays pitchman for the United States to get the Olympics for his home city of Chicago is just not something that presidents do.”
Blakeman said Obama spent more time wooing IOC officials than he did in his meeting with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, before returning to Washington.
“His priorities are screwed up and the American people are seeing that this president just doesn’t get the effects and importance of governing,” Blakeman told FOX News.
Blakeman said Obama should have sent a delegation led by the first lady and the mayor of Chicago.
“But it does not warrant the participation of the president of the United States, especially when we didn’t get the games,” he said. “It puts his prestige on the line and we’re rebuffed by a bunch…of thugs steeped in fraud and abuse and the president lowered his high office by doing this.”
Chicago’s elimination was one of the most shocking defeats in IOC voting history. It had long been seen as a front-runner and got the highest possible level of support — from the president of the United States himself.
But the emotional appeals from Obama and his wife Michelle — they both flew to Copenhagen to fight in Chicago’s corner — fell on deaf ears in the European-dominated IOC. The IOC’s last two experiences in the United States were bad: the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics were sullied by a bribery scandal and logistical problems and a bombing hit the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
“I urge you to choose Chicago for the same reasons I chose Chicago nearly 25 years ago — the reasons I fell in love with the city I still call home,” Obama told members of the International Olympic Committee, many of whom he later mingled with as some snapped photos of him on their cell phones.
“And if you do — if we walk this path together — then I promise you this: The city of Chicago and the United States of America will make the world proud,” the president said.
Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo have been making their cases to the IOC for more than a year, but many IOC members were believed to be undecided about which city they would vote for Friday.
By the time the winning bid was announced, the Obamas were be back on a plane to Washington.
The president’s whirlwind trip put him in the Danish capital for less than five hours Friday, with Chicago-backers hoping that would be sufficient to give Obama’s adopted home town the advantage it needed to win the close, four-way race to become the host city of the 2016 Summer Games.
But the compressed time frame did not shield Obama from Republican criticism that he shouldn’t be hopscotching to Europe in Air Force One when there were so many pressing issues to deal with at home.
Both Obamas spoke on deeply personal terms about Chicago, the city at the center of the world’s spotlight so many times, including in November when the former Illinois senator won the White House. The president described Chicago as a city of diversity and warmth, a place where he finally found a home.
“It’s a city that works, from its first World’s Fair more than a century ago to the World Cup we hosted in the nineties,” Obama said. “We know how to put on big events.”
For all the anticipation surrounding Obama’s appearance in Copenhagen, his arrival at the IOC meeting was decidedly subdued.
The 100-plus committee members, who had already been warned not show bias during the presentations, sat silently as the Obamas walked into the Bella Center with the rest of 12-member Chicago delegation.
Michelle Obama gave a passionate account of what the games would mean to her father, who taught her as a girl how to throw punches better than the boys. She spoke fondly of growing up on the South Side of Chicago, sitting on her father’s lap and cheering on Olympic athletes.
The president anchored the U.S. charm offensive,referencing his own election as a moment when people from around the world gathered in Chicago to see the results last November and celebrate that “our diversity could be a source of strength.”
Though IOC President Jacques Rogge has said heads of state aren’t required to attend the IOC meeting, recent votes indicate their presence can make a difference.
During the 2005 IOC meeting in Singapore, then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair successfully lobbied members on behalf of London’s bid for the 2012 Summer Games. Two years later, Vladimir Putin, then president of Russia, helped secure the 2014 Winter Games for Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea coast.
FOX News’ Eve Zibel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Even under CBO’s optimistic assumptions, which assume that in the short-term the stimulus bill will have some expansionist effects on the economy, our fiscal outlook looks grim:
The President’s proposals would add $4.8 trillion to the baseline deficits over the 2010–2019 period.
CBO projects that if those proposals were enacted, the deficit would total
$1.8 trillion (13.1 percent of GDP) in 2009 and
$1.4 trillion (9.6 percent of GDP) in 2010.
It would decline to about 4 percent of GDP by 2012 and
remain between 4 percent and 6 percent of GDP through 2019.
That’s twice the projected deficit as a percent of GDP figures outlined in Obama’s budget.
(Now this was back in March. I am eagerly awaiting the actual number for FY 2009, which just ended on September 30th. But what is really worrisome is “between 4 percent and 6 percent of GDP through 2019.” Compare that with Bush’s deficits listed above. This is what Senator Judd Gregg is talking about when he says these deficits are unsustainable in the “out years.” It’s not unusual to have a bad year here and there every once in awhile. But when you have deficits above 3% year after year after year, our country goes bankrupt.)
Since I’m a straight guy, I’m really not wired in a way that allows me to be able to look at another guy and determine whether or not he is nice looking, or what a female would consider nice looking….So, you gals help me out here….The Letterman post above said, “females (plural) over the years”…..I can’t tell if another male is nice looking, but I think I can tell if another guy is butt-ass ugly and I’m pretty sure that Letterman is a FUGLY S.O.B….I’m trying to figure out just what kind of woman would get naked with that fine specimen of a man, not to mention doing the horizontal bop with him….Is Letterman a hunk?…Is he attractive?….I’m bewildered…What say you, ladies?…Enlighten me.
With concerns about the budget deficit on the rise, and President Obama’s approval rating on the decline, some political observers continue to predict tax increases to finance the Democrats’ plans to increase federal spending.
One “revenue-enhancing” proposal put forward earlier this year, which I wrote about in July, has yet to be taken off the table by the administration.
It would impact U.S. companies with operations abroad by stiffening “the rules on the credits American firms can claim for the foreign taxes they pay, and limit how much companies can defer tax payments on their foreign earnings,” according to Economist.com.
Critics charge the proposal could amount to a $200 billion-plus tax increase.
In addition to the technology sector, which has registered fresh and sustained displeasure with the proposal, other big names in business are speaking out.
Most recently, Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and former presidential candidate, has attacked the proposal in harsh terms.
Last week, during an interview with KWHN-AM 1320 in Fort Smith, Ark., Forbes — who describes himself these days not as a conservative, but as “an agitator” — shot back at administration assertions that the proposal would help create jobs in the U.S. and put a stop to “outsourcing.”
While the proposal is ostensibly aimed at pressuring companies to maintain operations and jobs here, Forbes argued that curbing tax deferral, in particular, “means less investment here in the United States.”
“That money will never come back to the United States,” he added, “and it’ll also give an inducement to companies, especially foreign companies that have put facilities here, to move them to Canada or to Ireland or elsewhere — to Mexico even — and so we’ll lose on that.”
In sum, according to Forbes, rather than creating or maintaining jobs in the U.S., what the Obama administration proposes would trigger more of the very practices it is hoping to stop.
The most closely watched issue in the weeks ahead is likely to be the fate of the public option. Supporters will argue that a government plan, which Obama backs and which is expected to win House approval, will make coverage less expensive and easier to get.
Such a plan, said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., “would simply guarantee that there is at least one health insurance plan in the exchange … that ordinary Americans can afford and can count on to have more moderate premiums and yet the same benefits or perhaps more.”
Senate Republicans, and some Democrats, are concerned that their constituents will see this not as an alternative to private insurance, but as an expensive first step toward a government takeover of the health care system.
“It would be a disaster,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “The American people will lose an awful lot of control over their health care needs.”
Senators are weighing other options. “We’ve gotten locked in a really sterile debate that says the only alternatives are what we’ve got now or public option. Those are not the only alternatives,” said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
The Finance Committee draft includes co-ops, or nonprofit member-run companies organized on a state, local or regional basis to purchase insurance, an idea that Conrad championed. In addition, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., is floating a proposal to allow states to create their own public options. Snowe has proposed allowing public options only if state health-insurance markets prove uncompetitive.
What’s important, Carper said, is that lawmakers can go home and explain, in simple terms, not only how coverage will be more easily available, but also that it’s “affordable enough for middle-class people in most places.”
HH: Well, we cannot let this day pass without recognizing two important things.
First of all, we’ve discovered a primate that’s 1.2 million years older than Lucy, and apparently a competition between ancient bones has broken out, Mark Steyn.
Are you indifferent as to which is the older and allegedly part of our family tree?
MS: Yes, I am, really.
I never get terribly excited about so-called evolution stories, because it seems to me that it’s the tiny little bit of us, I can’t remember what it is now, I think it’s not just that we’re, whatever it is, 97% ape, but we’re supposedly 86% or something pumpkin.
And clearly, if that’s true, then there’s something not terribly useful about the scale.
It’s the tiny little percentage that separates us from the rest of this stuff that makes the difference.
HH: Well, that pumpkin stuff explains radio producers. I’d never thought of that before.
October 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm
This is so disgusting – I just lost respect for Beck – it is all an act
jr, I saw that earlier today and the impression I got was this:
Beck is well known for his on-air crying…People, especially the opposition, love to pick on him and make fun of him for it….It’s common for him to joke about it, himself….It has almost become a trademark of his and unique to him over others….He has become famous for it.
In that context, it doesn’t surprise me that, lets say another media source like magazine, tabloid, etc.., would want “crying photos” of him.
It was a photo shoot by who knows who….I don’t think that was his people prepping him for a show….It appeared to be an outside source conducting the photo shoot and were instructing him to pose for the type of images that they desired.
The tears in the photo shoot were faked, meaning that he CAN’T cry on cue….I have seen him on the verge and trying to fight off tears while on air and it wasn’t faked….It was just a photo shoot and nothing more….He was cooperating and giving them the type of photos they were asking for and probably paying dearly for.
I don’t even care about his sincerity as long as he is uniting people at a grassroots level and that is what he’s doing….He is pointing out the BS corruption that surounds the White House that NO other media outlet will air….As long as he continues to do that then I don’t care if he is Dracula….He’s not running for president.
Whenever anybody says Glenn Beck, just think News Corp…Roger Ailes, President…Rupert Murdoch, Chairman (Australian born globalist)…Saudi Prince, stockholder. That should give you the proper perspective. If that doesn’t do it, just think of Murdoch and Ted Turner chatting together at a Bilderberg Group meeting.
I guess it’s a case of “Indecent Proposal”. Altho calling him indecent is probably the nicest thing I can say.
We used to watch him in the late ’90’s and up until shortly after 9/11. I remember his first night back after the horrors of that week. It started the process of normalizing my life. It felt so bizarre to actually laugh, and I was appreciative that Letterman was able to help us do that.
Shortly after that, he disintegrated into the pathetic human that he is now. I feel so sorry for his child. What a dismal father figure he has.
I can only hope that those people who sat in his audience last night, laughing at the moronic tale, went home and ran it through their mind again. Perhaps some of them realized how they are a part of this degradation of our society, and had a wake-up call.
In the meantime, I’m doing the happy dance for Rio 🙂
October 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm
High Katie! It’s not about the looks. Its about money, power and prestige. Look at some of the rock stars…talk about barf city.
Letterman is what you would call a two-bagger — need back up just in case the first bag busts. 😀
Katie, did you notice my greeting? My spelling was no accident. Letterman always struck me as a user. I had a painter that worked for me years ago that had that flat disposition. When he wasn’t stoned, he was a ball of nerves. Letterman seems the same to me. If he is using, then he would provide a freebie for those looking to anesthetize. We should put out a new ad…Dave, not even once!
From American Thinker:
Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn’t Get the Olympics [Rich Lowry]
10. Dead people can’t vote at IOC meetings
9. Obama distracted by 25 min meeting with Gen. McChrystal
8. Who cares if Obama couldn’t talk the IOC into Chicago? He’ll be
able to talk Iran out of nukes.
7. The impediment is Israel still building settlements.
6. Obviously no president would have been able to acomplish it.
5. We’ve been quite clear and said all along that we didn’t want
4. This isn’t about the number of Olympics “lost”, it’s about the
number of Olympics “saved” or “created”.
3. Clearly not enough wise Latina judges on the committee
2. Because the IOC is racist.
1. It’s George Bush’s fault.