Open thread on Obama’s health care speech tonight

    I’ll take the suggestion below to call this an open thread since the info I posted under “Obama/Obamacare numbers continue to plummet” is really too short to be a decent diary. But I’ll kick it off with what I had written under the original title… Today the AP released a summary of a poll taken last week. Overall disapproval of Obama jumped from 42% to | Read More »


    The compassionate UK strikes again – are we headed in that direction?

    This Sun article more or less says that the British system, where 1) jail times are lenient to begin with, 2) often reduced by an appeals court and 3) reduced automatically after that, is a revolving door for convicted terrorists. Given that the direction under Obama that will make it harder and harder to put detainees away forever, is this the sort of future we | Read More »

    About those better medical stats abroad…

    Does it help pad the infant mortality rate and life expectancy if you mandate that early preemies must be left to die and then don’t count those as being born alive? Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday. Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 | Read More »


    VERY important comments from Pelosi and Reid today

    This is just under 8 minutes long, so if embedding it is a no-no and I can kill it and use this link instead. Pelosi seemed a bit befuddled at times and she was throwing out whoppers faster than Reid could. Some highlights and comments in chronological order. Pelosi: Members are bringing back the benefits of communication they had with their constituents in August. (Riiiight.) | Read More »

    Some people “get it” when it comes to raising the debt limit

    Some people think raising the debt ceiling is a bad idea. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America’s debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial | Read More »


    Meanwhile, back at the AARP

    I’m going from the printed bulletin I received just after canceling my membership, but they do have all or most of this info on-line. (example) The largest print on the cover is THE HYPE THE LIES THE FACTS Subhead (emphasis theirs): How to tune out the fear-mongering and misinformation and make sense of the health care reform debate (I thought it was health insurance reform. | Read More »

    NHS death panels confirmed

    That stupid blithering idiot Sarah Palin apparently called this one right, and the 61 smartest people in the world (i.e. Obama + the 60 Senate Dems (I’ll include whoever takes Teddy’s place)) were wrong. Drudge is highlighting this lovely story from across the pond. Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors | Read More »

    Obama’s revolving door of strategies in Afghanistan (updated)

    For the guy who during the campaign knew exactly what needed to be done everywhere, it seems odd that Obama’s so-called “strategy” for Afghanistan has changed faster than the Democratic definition of “public option”. March 27 – Obama announces his Afghanistan strategy. (I believe this is the first one.) April 21 – We’re told before it’s even implemented that the strategy needs to be changed. | Read More »

    Toyota sticks a drive shaft in the UAW’s eye (updated with info from another article)

    Toyota was the biggest beneficiary of cash for clunkers, and right after it has ended they say they’re pulling out of a California factory – the only one where they have the dubious pleasure of dealing with the UAW. But it’s not quite that simple. The first two paragraphs make it sound like Toyota are the bad guys. Thanks Reuters. You’re the guys who just | Read More »

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    About that “big tent” the Democrats claim to have

    Pete Stark (as in stark-raving mad) calls the Blue Dogs “brain-dead” for the most part and says they are looking to cause trouble and raise money from insurance companies. That should help get the Dems united behind Obamacare Kennedykare.