Sex, Lies & DVDs
I am updating the title of the 1989 James Spader, Andie McDowell steamer to show technology’s never ending advances. If only our politicians could drag themselves into the 21st century instead of wallowing in the third decade of the previous century. What happened in the 30’s? Why Joseph Goebbels happened. He was the proponent of the “big lie.” Tell any whoppers you want. The more outlandish the better. And then tell them again and again and again. And soon the people believe them. Oh yea, make sure you co-opt the media as well.
Goebbels would be so proud of President Obama and his merry band of accomplices. Never in the course this country’s history have the American people been lied to so often and for so long.
“If elected I will sign no legislation before it has on the internet for five days in order for the public to view it.” That little crock didn’t make it through the first week of his administration. Did you see T.A.R.P. on the internet before he signed it? Not only didn’t we get to review it on the internet, he and the congress, House and Senate both didn’t get to read it. The same with the STIMPAK II. This was rushed through so quickly, the money from STIMPAK I wasn’t all spent and he and the Congress still haven’t read it.
Close Gitmo. Those people are terrorists. They were captured trying to do harm to America, her citizens, or her allies. That’s okay, they aren’t a threat. We can send them to other countries.
No we can’t they don’t want em either. So where are they going to go. The president says he has a plan. His own party, I am not sure where Harry Reid borrowed the backbone from, but he told the White House there would be no dollars for closure of Gitmo, unless the Senate saw a plan, a plan that did not have any of these terrorist / war criminals coming to the US. So here we are over six months into the Obama administration, and one of the Capstones of his campaign. Something he pilloried McCain with saying the Bush folks did all this horrible stuff to these people, held them without the right of habeas corpus and was going to try them by military tribunal.
Never once did the thought that these WERE NOT United States citizens protected by our Constitution pass through his pointy head. If he ever gave thought to the fact these people wished to do the United States harm, it didn’t affect his plan one iota. Maybe he thought they would help him ruin America. Because the one change he has been steadfast in promoting is the downfall of the United States of America as a free and prosperous nation.
Let’s see if we can find some more Goebbels’ like lies. Cap `n Trade. This is the proposal, we can only hope the Supreme’s squash, that is designed to reduce carbon emissions and therefore reduce Global Warming. Where do I start? I guess with the premise that there is global warming. NOAA the government’s own weather monitoring service has declared the earth has actually been cooling over the last 11 years, according to Deroy Murdock of the Scripps-Howard news service.
Does the truth dissuade our fearless yet clueless leader? Heavens no. Like Al Gore said the truth is inconvenient. Obama keeps lying. His minions of the quasi-science world have their nighties in a knot trying to explain this phenomenon. The House under the leadership of that great scientific mind, Nancy Pelosi passed this odious piece of …legislation. The country and the country’s tentative recovery hang in the balance of what the Senate is going to do.
But our 21st century Joseph Goebbels has moved onto bigger and better things. Healthcare.
Since Hillarious and Bill Clinton were shot down in flames in 1994 over healthcare reform, do ya think that is what she meant by landing under fire? It was in Congress not Kosovo. Any healthcare reform like the Holy Grail has taken on all the trappings of a quest. 46, 47 or 50 million people, depending on which fear monger you read or hear, are without health insurance. That is not to say they are without healthcare. Medicaid, an earlier boondoggle of the Dims, is designed to give healthcare to the poor. Medicare, one of the survivors of the Truman presidency, is supposed to provide healthcare for the elderly. So how many people in the US really have no access to healthcare?
I have no idea, nor does anyone else, but it is a crisis that threatens the very fabric of America. The economy, will meltdown faster than ice cream in Las Cruces. The healthcare system will become paralyzed. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More Goebbels. What is the real objective of Obama’s fear mongering? He wants to drive all Americans to a Single payer healthcare system, with government as the payer. Did you notice one of the first items in the first stimulus package was computers and software for medical records, so all that supposed HIPPA protected information, could find its way to a federal database? Maybe that is what they are going to use Yucca Mountain for, medical records storage for all 300 million of us, well except for the government employees, the representatives, senators, cabinet members, the Supremes, and of course Michelle and the girls and of course, the one.
Why do they need all these records? So they can monitor us. So they can see if we are too fat, smoke, don’t exercise, have bad tummies, and most of all monitor our aging and diseases. You ask what’s wrong with that. Didn’t you hear Goebbels say, “. . . we are not going to ration healthcare.” Or words to that affect. OH YES THEY ARE! They told GM which model cars to quit producing. They fired the GM CEO. They tried to tell the banks they couldn’t pay back the T.A.R.P. money. They tried to tell Ford they had to take loans, when Ford refused they tried to make Ford open their books to the feds. So what is the truth?
Healthcare costs have spiraled out of control for a number of reasons, only partly related to the however many millions that have no health insurance. Unlimited compensatory and punitive damages in malpractice cases contribute hugely. Hospitals and doctors are forced out of business every year because of this. Yes malpractice occurs, by both doctors and hospitals. But because of greedy lawyers looking at fat settlements, 30, 40 or even 50% of which they collect as fees, generates a powerful lobby in favor of the status quo. Since most legislators are lawyers, they are not going to slit their throats or the kick over their brother lawyer’s rice bowls.
Drug costs. Prescription pharmaceuticals do wonderful things extending and improving the quality of all our lives. No one denies that Squibb, AstraZeneca, Merck & Co., all of them have a right to get a reward on the products they develop. However a 17 year monopoly seems a bit much. I am reasonably sure that AstraZeneca makes a profit off the opramazole they sell. Opramazole is the generic for Prilosec. As the 17 years ground down, they came out with a “new” purple pill, Nexium. Was it a major breakthrough in pharmacology? No. Actually it is only a stronger version of the Prilosec. But they got their 17 year monopoly.
Ethical people coming together in good faith, leaving behind their own causes and prejudices, could over time come up with solutions to healthcare care cost reduction. It would not be easy or pretty. The alternative however is the passage of this piece of . . . legislation, that provides for even encourages our seniors to accept they are old and should die instead of using up rare and precious medical resources. The president’s Chief of Staff’s brother had quite a bit of influence on what has gone into this bill.
This is the same guy that believes, “When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and the oldest get chances that are attenuated ,” (attenuated = reduced.)
If that sounds a bit ageist, Dr Emanuel has a ready response, “Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not .”
Huh? Correct me if I am wrong, but doing anything differently to someone because of a difference, is the definition of discrimination. Can you imagine the outrage to his statements if you substituted, Blacks or Latinos, or Jews, etc? There would be requests from outraged libs and conservatives alike asking for his head on a plate.
How productive is your grandma and grandpa? Do you want the government making the decision as to what level of care they should have? Should their quality of life be so degraded, by the denial of treatments available to you and I that they seek to die? Barack Obama says the United States should be influenced by the moral compass of the rest of the world rather than our own sovereign institutions. I am not willing to my fate or the fate of our parents and grandparents into the hands of men such as this.
The title Sex = the screwing we are getting, Lies = most of the words tumbling from Obama’s mouth and DVD = the actual record of everything he says and its contradictions.