Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tell Me Lies

Andy McCarthy's well-documented article here describes in detail the many lies about his past and present that Obama regularly tells.

No He Didn't

Any website titled Joe Biden Said That? has got to be a fun visit.

Zo Sees White People

AlfonZo takes on the idiocy of Prof. Gates here.

10 Reasons Why US Healthcare is Better

From the Hoover Institution comes this top ten list of why American healthcare is really quite excellent from Scott W. Atlas. Scott Atlas is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical School.

A sample:
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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

Despite serious challenges, such as escalating costs and care for the uninsured, the U.S. health care system compares favorably to those in other developed countries.

Who Hates Sarah Palin - Part 2 of 3

PJTV's take on the vile viciousness of Sarah Palin haters.

As always, well worth the viewing here.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Black Officer Defends White Officer

Against Obama's slurs. So much for hope and change from Obama. Looks like it all comes from everyday people.

When The Daily Show Attacks Liberals

I almost but not quite feel sorry for Geithner.

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Organic Food Holds NO Benefit for Consumers

Below is from Reuters which must have picked this story up from an earlier BBC piece posted here.
Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published Wednesday.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007.

A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference.

"A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance," said Alan Dangour, one of the report's authors.

"Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority."

Obama's Hondurean Disaster

Obama is supporting the wrong side in the current Hondurian crisis and is actively making things worse.

Washington has cut $16.5 million in aid to Honduras and this week revoked diplomatic visas for four members of Micheletti's administration to pressure it to reverse the coup.
The outster of Zelaya was completely constitutional under Honduran law but as with the Iranian revolt, Obama has chosen to side with dictators and thugs rather than law and freedom.


Who Would You Rather Have a Beer With?

(A good point orginally published by Rich Lowry at NRO)

The conscientious guy, concerned with helping those around him? Or the oblivious guy, striding majestically alone? (h/t Am Thinker)

This picture begs the question of why this "beer talk" had to happen in the first place.

UPDATE From Mark Steyn.
This picture, which Rich noted yesterday, has gone around the world, and has been generally considered to be worth the proverbial thousand words, or a thousand White House beers. What I find oddest about the whole business is that it's an official White House photograph by an official White House photographer from the official White House website. So at some point some number of Obama flacks must have figured that this pic makes our guy look good: Are they so monarchically besotted they what most people find jarring about the shot is what the image boys actually like about it?

ANOTHER UPDATE from AmericanThinker about this photo as a metaphor for Obamacare. Everybody is running with this thing!

FDR Pebbles Vacation Factoid 2009

My Field of Glory (partial view)

Did I mention I won the Adult Slide Competition 8 times (basically every time I had a chance to enter)?

I won a total of four and a half pounds Jamaican High Mountain Coffee and two pints of Appleton Rum. I did the 100-foot-long, double twist water slide in 5 seconds.

I owned that slide.

I'm a stay-at-home mom, this is my only glory. Let me have it.

Sign Congress Up for Obamacare

If government healthcare is so terrific, I think the American people should demand that ALL members of Congress who vote for it AND the Obama family be the first to sign up for it.

If Obama likes government-run healthcare so much, then he should have his daughters be the first two signed up for it.

If you agree with me, then sign the "Politicians First" petition requiring all White House and Congressional members and staff join Obamacare first by leaving your name in the comments section.

Dog Days of Summer

The Wall Street Journal has an op-ed up about the "Pelosi-Waxman Follies" including their mishandling of the "Blue Dogs" on both the climate bill and the Obamacare bill.

Both bills should die. They are ill-thought, expensive, and unnecessary legislation that will severely wound (at best) our already struggling US economy. And burden several future generations with onerous taxes.

With the August recess upon us, members of Congress should prepare to return home to some pretty angry voters and a long hot summer. If they want a future in politics, they'd better put these dog-bills down fast.

Obama's Culture of Corruption

Michelle Malkin and Glenn Reynold's discuss Ms. Malkin's book "Culture of Corruption, Obama & His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" here.

What's worth pointing out is how liberals rather than attack Ms. Malkin's arguments they attacked her ethnicity. Charming.

FYI, the book is heavily footnoted with 75 pages of references used as proof of Obama's corruption.

Call Your House Representative NOW

House Democrats think they can shove Obamacare down our throats. Stop them by melting the phone lines. Find and contact your representative here.

And keep up the good work at the Townhalls with your representatives. They are feeling the heat but are in denial. Some democrats are even cancelling these meetings with the very people they were voted into office to represent because they do not like what they are hearing.

Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.

“I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent decision to temporarily suspend the events in his Long Island district. “There is no point in meeting with my constituents and [to] listen to them and have them listen to you if what is basically an unruly mob prevents you from having an intelligent conversation.”

In Bishop’s case, his decision came on the heels of a June 22 event he held in Setauket, N.Y., in which protesters dominated the meeting by shouting criticisms at the congressman for his positions on energy policy, health care and the bailout of the auto industry.

Within an hour of the disruption, police were called in to escort the 59-year-old Democrat — who has held more than 100 town hall meetings since he was elected in 2002 — to his car safely.

“I have no problem with someone disagreeing with positions I hold,” Bishop said, noting that, for the time being, he was using other platforms to communicate with his constituents. “But I also believe no one is served if you can’t talk through differences.”

Bishop isn’t the only one confronted by boiling anger and rising incivility. At a health care town hall event in Syracuse, N.Y., earlier this month, police were called in to restore order, and at least one heckler was taken away by local police. Close to 100 sign-carrying protesters greeted Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) at a late June community college small-business development forum in Panama City, Fla. Last week, Danville, Va., anti-tax tea party activists claimed they were “refused an opportunity” to ask Rep. Thomas Perriello (D-Va.) a question at a town hall event and instructed by a plainclothes police officer to leave the property after they attempted to hold up protest signs.

The targets in most cases are House Democrats, who over the past few months have tackled controversial legislation including a $787 billion economic stimulus package, a landmark energy proposal and an overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

Democrats, acknowledging the increasing unruliness of the town-hall-style events, say the hot-button issues they are taking on have a lot to do with it.

“I think it’s just the fact that we are dealing with some of the most important public policy issues in a generation,” said Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who was confronted by a protester angry about his position on health care reform at a town hall event several weeks ago.

“I think in general what is going on is we are tackling issues that have been ignored for a long time, and I think that is disruptive to a lot of people,” said Bishop, a four-term congressman. “We are trying, one by one, to deal with a set of issues that can’t be ignored, and I think that’s unsettling to a lot of people.”
How arrogant is that? Bishop doesn't want to townhalls because his constituents disagree with him and he doesn't want to find out why just that they don't listen to him. His JOB is to listen and do what we want, not convince us to completely change our position and do what he wants us to do.

And how condescending is Bishop that we constitutents are "unsettled"? He doesn't consider for a second that we might be "unsettled" because his solutions to these problems are so freaking WRONG.

Now is the time to make it clear to these jokers that they were elected to represent the will of the American People, not pursue their own professional interests.

Make it simple for them. Simply tell these house representatives that if they vote for Obamacare then they won't be in Congress in 2010.

Hugh Hewitt Channels Henry Waxman

This Washington Examiner opinion column by Hugh Hewitt would be funny if it didn't seem so scarily accurate. Hewitt crawls inside the fetid mind of Waxman to expose his sordid thinking on Obamacare and the destruction of the US Constitution.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm Back

Just some light (basicaly one or two site) posting today. I'll share vacation photos later.

So, what happened while I was gone?

New Poll Low For Obama

Rasmussen Reports that Obama's favorable rating is now 48%.

Why does it come as no surprise that Obama's polls are plummeting?

PJTV Covers Palin's Destruction By Lies

Here and Here, PJTV covers the vicious attacks by the media, liberals and some GOP Elitists on Gov. Sarah Palin.

Fight Obamacare

The National TaxPayer's Union has a webpage up here to help folks fight the ONE TRILLION DOLLAR Obamacare hell.

AlfonZo Pursues Happiness

By fighting socialism one arguement at a time.

I love this guy. Watch him here.

NO Benefit

A scientific study reported by the BBC has established clearly and firmly that....
"Organic Food Has NO Benefit"

I coulda told you that years ago. Organic food is bunk grown in poop.

Political Survival Guide

Instapundit interviews Harry Stein author of the book, "I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to A Republican."

Basically, this is a handbook to help conservatives cope with the vicious, angry reactions of liberals faced with someone who disagrees with them.

Watch it here.

The Positive Power of No

Trifecta covers the US Governor's Conference and how governors are reaching across party lines to say "NO" to Obama.

Now the rest of us need to stop this spending madness. Watch here.

Burning Down The Times Part III

After watching this series, I can't help but wonder why the New York Times is read at all, let alone going bankrupt.

See it here.

(Warning - this one is a little goofy)