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    One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care

    I tend to follow some British blogging and what is going on in the UK. What I have found fascinating in the last few weeks is the contempt of U.S. health care expressed in comments, blog posts and their media while simultaneously stories like the following also appear in their media. I thought I’d share a round up of things I haven’t seen getting much, | Read More »

    Drudge: ABC to anchor news from White House

    Can you say “In the tank?” ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — a move that has ignited an ethical | Read More »

    A suggestion for Sarah Palin, roll the bones girl!

    How should Palin respond to the NRCC and NRSC snub?   It seems clear that she is anathema  to the establishment Republicans.  In the currently developing climate, I think there are far worse things than having one’s outsider cred bolstered.   So I’d ask Sarah to please not sit around like the snubbed girl at the dance, pining for them to ask you to waltz.  | Read More »

    UK local elections: Tories up, Labour getting slaughtered, and another resignation

    12.55am: CCHQ now reporting that Labour may lose all ten of the seats it is defending in Bristol. 12.45am: CCHQ tell me that we have won St George East, Bristol, from Labour, with a swing of more than 9%.  Hurrah! 12.05am: Good reports for Conservatives from Staffordshire. 11.15pm: Sources predict Labour will be disappointed at outcome in Lincoln. Conservative Home Iain Dale has some additional | Read More »

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    The Obama-Jugend or the Militarization of the Boy Scouts

    Is this what Obama meant when he said we need a civilian defense corps just as well trained and equipped as the military? Todd Krainin for The New York Times In a training exercise run by Border Patrol agents, Explorer scouts from Visalia, Calif., prepare to storm a “hijacked” bus. IMPERIAL, Calif. — Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, | Read More »

    Ninth Circuit rules 2nd Amend. “Incorporated”

    Well, today the Ninth Circuit (the federal appellate court covering most Western states) ruled that the Second Amendment restricts the power of state and local governments to interfere with individual right to have guns for personal use.  That is, the Fourteenth Amendment “incorporates” the Second Amendment against the states, as the Supreme Court has found it to do for most of the Bill of Rights.  I rarely get a | Read More »

    Colorado Sheriff’s office receives terrorist threat “to kill the most number of Americans” if illegal immigrants aren’t released

    The Press Release: Weld County Sheriff’s Office received a letter threatening to place bombs in or around the Greeley area after the date of April 20th, 2009 with the “intent to kill the most number of Americans” if the jail did not release immigrants who are being held for deportation. The letter is hand written in Spanish on the front and back of two pages | Read More »

    The video French officials don’t want anyone to see

    Further proof of the “superiority” of the European way. The assault was recorded by bus CCTV. A policeman posted the video on a Facebook site: He has been arrested and suspended from his post. The authorities fear the video is being used by right-wing sites to stir up fear about racist violence by black and arab youths against French citizens. … The delegate for Sud-RATP, | Read More »

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    HR 45, Firearm licensing

    If someone has already posted on this, sorry. H.R.45 Title: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. (a) In General- In this Act: (1) FIREARM; LICENSED DEALER; LICENSED MANUFACTURER; STATE- The terms `firearm’, `licensed dealer’, `licensed manufacturer’, and `State’ have | Read More »

    Here come the Assault Weapons ban

    h/t Confederate Yankee Whitehouse.gov has the details in the Urban Policy section: Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor | Read More »

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