Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sen Boxer Dismisses Healthcare Protesters for Being Well Dressed

The Obama and H.R. 3200 healthcare plan is bad for the citizens of America, bad for patients, bad for physicians and healthcare workers who's incomes will be circumscribed, bad for the elderly and handicapped who will be encouraged and pressured to early demise, and bad for the entire private insurance industry and all the affilated businesses putting many thousands of decent people out of work. It doesn't matter how well dressed and organized the protesters, the plan is still bad.

We may be well dressed, Senator, but, we are intelligent.

I didn't know Ronald Reagan, Senator. I didn't work with Ronald Reagan. Still, Senator, you are no Ronald Reagan. You are, Senator, a West Coast Liberal Elite who did not provide your restaurant workers the same pay benefits you demand other businesses pay. You, Senator, are a hypocrite and no more worthy of respect than any other white collar criminal grasping at funds not belonging to you.

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19th Century Presidential Gay Sex

Truth will always out itself.

JFK Had Sex with Monroe at Justice Dept., Secret Service Reveals -

That is the exact headline delivered to my inbox this afternoon from Newsmax.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Obama/Joker Poster - Payback is a Bitch

This Obama/Joker poster is popping up around Los Angeles. The identity of the artist is a mystery and know one has claimed credit. Local TV station KTLA reports Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable has challenged the responsible person or persons to have
"the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves... Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery. It is mean-spirited and dangerous. We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama.
I've got to say I'm a bit miffed that no one had a hissy fit when Further Adventures of Indigo Red published this photo of Obama along with a post titled, "Joker Obama Tightens Grip on Bankers." Clearly, I drew the same conclusion of Obama as the latest poster maker has. Perhaps the lack of concern is the fact that the photo I used is not retouched in any way. I guess that should be expected as I'm no big fish anywhere. Obama still looks like The Joker, though.

As NewsBusters points out, the media said nothing
when Vanity Fair's Politics & Power blog published a somewhat similar visual representation of George W. Bush last July [29, 2008], nobody seemed to complain. In fact, throughout the Bush years, demeaning drawings of the President and Vice President Dick Cheney were quite commonplace.
Bush/Joker is a rather tame depiction compared to some of the truly horrid and despicable images the opposition created for eight solid years of the last real president. Though being aware of the images, not one word of offense from President George Bush.

More Obama portraits can be seen at Joker Obama - Phototics Galleries. (h/t Anonymous)

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Enact Public Healthcare: 72 million Democrats Can't Be Wrong

From Obama to the wacked-out elderly hippies of Berzerkely, California the drumbeat of healthecare reform is so ubiquitous even the sane are tempted to believe the U.S. healthcare system has collapsed in a pile of toxic medical waste ready to be shipped to some hapless Third World African country. The trumpeting reminds me of a bumper sticker displayed on cars years ago, "Eat American Lamb: 10,000 Coyotes Can’t Be Wrong!"

Before we hand over our total health care to the same government that has bankrupted the mortgage market and set Medicare and Medicaid on sure paths to insolvency, a few non-ballyhooed facts should be presented to a bedazzled nation.

1. Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer mortality is 604 percent higher in the United Kingdom and 457 percent higher in Norway. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer among British men and women is about 40 percent higher.

2. Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians. Breast cancer mortality in Canada is 9 percent higher than in the United States, prostate cancer is 184 percent higher, and colon cancer among men is about 10 percent higher.

3. Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries. Some 56 percent of Americans who could benefit from statin drugs, which reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease, are taking them. By comparison, of those patients who could benefit from these drugs, only 36 percent of the Dutch, 29 percent of the Swiss, 26 percent of Germans, 23 percent of Britons, and 17 percent of Italians receive them.

4. Americans have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians. Take the proportion of the appropriate-age population groups who have received recommended tests for breast, cervical, prostate, and colon cancer:
Nine out of ten middle-aged American women (89 percent) have had a mammogram, compared to fewer than three-fourths of Canadians (72 percent).
Nearly all American women (96 percent) have had a Pap smear, compared to fewer than 90 percent of Canadians.
More than half of American men (54 percent) have had a prostatespecific antigen (PSA) test, compared to fewer than one in six Canadians (16 percent).
Nearly one-third of Americans (30 percent) have had a colonoscopy, compared with fewer than one in twenty Canadians (5 percent).

5. Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians. Twice as many American seniors with below-median incomes self-report “excellent” health (11.7 percent) compared to Canadian seniors (5.8 percent). Conversely, white, young Canadian adults with below-median incomes are 20 percent more likely than lower-income Americans to describe their health as “fair or poor.”

6. Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the United Kingdom. Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long—sometimes more than a year—to see a specialist, have elective surgery such as hip replacements, or get radiation treatment for cancer. All told, 827,429 people are waiting for some type of procedure in Canada. In Britain, nearly 1.8 million people are waiting for a hospital admission or outpatient treatment.

7. People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed. More than 70 percent of German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and British adults say their health system needs either “fundamental change” or “complete rebuilding.”

8. Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians. When asked about their own health care instead of the “health care system,” more than half of Americans (51.3 percent) are very satisfied with their health care services, compared with only 41.5 percent of Canadians; a lower proportion of Americans are dissatisfied (6.8 percent) than Canadians (8.5 percent).

9. Americans have better access to important new technologies such as medical imaging than do patients in Canada or Britain. An overwhelming majority of leading American physicians identify computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the most important medical innovations for improving patient care during the previous decade—even as economists and policy makers unfamiliar with actual medical practice decry these techniques as wasteful. The United States has thirty-four CT scanners per million Americans, compared to twelve in Canada and eight in Britain. The United States has almost twenty-seven MRI machines per million people compared to about six per million in Canada and Britain.

10. Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations. The top five U.S. hospitals conduct more clinical trials than all the hospitals in any other developed country. Since the mid- 1970s, the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology has gone to U.S. residents more often than recipients from all other countries combined. In only five of the past thirty-four years did a scientist living in the United States not win or share in the prize. Most important recent medical innovations were developed in the United States.
Yes, 10,000 coyotes can be wrong and lamb is not their only choice. Sometimes it's beef; it's what's for dinner. I would bet, however, that 10,000 coyotes are right more often than 72 million Democrats any day of the week. Obama is an advocate of single source healthcare supplier and single health care payer. He says so here. Single anything is not a choice, one size does not fit all, and even Henry Ford offered more colors than black.


h/t Attack Machine

The list of 10 was written by Scott W. Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a Stanford University Medical School professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology. The early version of the original essay was published in the Washington Times and presented later on the Nation Center for Public Analysis webpage, March 24, 2009.

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Obama Speaks: Elimination of Private Healthcare IS the Plan

Obama's own words could not be more clear, "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal healthcare plan." However, "I don't think we'll be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be, potentially, some transition process..." of 10-20 years.

(Naked Emperor News via

Received this email in my inbox this morning from Bill Clinton and the DCCC (CCCP?),

It seems like the 1993 health care debate all over again. Back then, I led the charge for comprehensive health insurance reform. I fought tooth and nail to get it done, keenly aware that millions of Americans were living in fear that a serious illness or injury could spell economic disaster for their families. Americans needed health care reform then and we urgently need it now.

But, just as I did in 1993, President Obama has run into a buzz saw of special interest opposition to his top domestic policy priority -- health care reform. He is facing off against some of the most powerful special interests in Washington who've launched a furious campaign to preserve the status quo.
Billary Health Care was being touted as the only plan to save Americans from being thrown out of hospitals and physician offices. Sixteen years later, we still have the best health care system in the world, no one is denied health care, and we have survived just fine without socialized medicine. I think we can survive very well for another decade, or 15 years, or 20 years without Obamacare.

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