And if you don’t like it, Comrade Most High Obama decrees that you get to keep it anyway. Period.
Having a child diagnosed with cancer is an unimaginable ordeal for any family, and adding any challenges on top of it can seem overwhelming. Paul and Jami Porter of Kaysville learned last week their insurance plan was terminated under the Affordable Care Act, more than 3 1/2 months into their daughter’s fight with undifferentiated sarcoma began. Six-year-old Ellie Porter, who has had one kidney removed, just wrapped up her radiation treatments and is expected to be done with chemotherapy around the first of the year.
Little Ellie had better stay in remission, then, because Uncle Obama has decreed that the plan her parents could afford and which has kept her alive is substandard and must be killed. Even if it ends up killing her as well.
The Common Good™ wants its omelet, and if that means cracking a few six-year-olds, then so be it.
Bravo, Obama voters. Voting to murder six-year-old girls. You must be so proud of yourselves.
WE certainly won’t forget your efforts. Nope. Your names are right here, on the list.
Believe us on that one.
And sleep with one eye open. Forever more.
From the ever awesome Francis W. Porretto, to whom I’ll always owe a debt, there’s this from Oleg of the People’s Cube:
I have seen the future and ran away.
At first the move to America from the former USSR made me feel as though I had made a jump in time, from the stagnant depraved past into a distant dynamic future.
There was an abundance of commonly available futuristic contraptions, machines, and appliances that made everyday existence easier and more enjoyable. Less obvious but just as exciting was the media’s openness: I no longer needed to read between the lines to know what was happening.
Most importantly, there was honesty, dignity, and respect in relations among people.
Today I’m feeling like a time traveler again.
Only this time the productive, honest and self-reliant America is vanishing in the past, as we are quickly approaching the all too familiar future.
It is the future of equal poverty, one-party rule, media mooching, government looting, bureaucratic corruption, rigged elections, underground literature, half-whispered jokes, and the useful habit of looking over your shoulder.
It was nice living in America before it changed the course and followed Obama’s direction “Forward,” which, according to my compass, is pointing backward.
All of a sudden I find myself playing the role of a comrade from the future, helping my new compatriots to navigate the quagmire ahead of us.
First of all: I’m not going to diminish what Oleg went through by pretending that I came from the same thing. I came from socialism, yes, but it was the “gentle, velvet-fisted” kind. No threats of Gulags, just the prospect of limited choices, endless nannying by the government and the knowledge that it would always be the same because, let’s face it, you’re just a dumb citizen who doesn’t know what’s good for him so let us take care of you. Forever.
But I do see the unraveling of the amazing, at times even confusing and somewhat frightening (but liberating) freedom of coming to these shores, everything that made me immediately fall in love with this country that I can now call my own. I remember the standard response to any idea that might have popped up in my head when I first got here, ideas about what I’d like to do, what would be truly amazing, stuff I’d always wanted to do but the opportunities just weren’t ever there. Ideas that would always be met, where I come from, with mostly “something wrong with where you are?” or “sure, sounds nice, but what if it doesn’t work?” or even the more malicious socialist version, “you think you’re special? What makes you think that you should have what others can’t have?”
The standard response in America That Was was “why don’t you go for it?”
I remember seeing grocery stores loaded with more choices that I could comprehend, I remember seeing a hospital bed that wasn’t something that looked like a bus stop with 4 patients crammed to a room and wondering “what? This is a hospital? I’ve slept in hotels that were worse than this place!” I remember being asked when I’d like a minor surgery scheduled and almost falling out of my chair when I was told I could have it done the same week. Out-patient. Covered by insurance. And if the morning didn’t suit me, we could do it in the afternoon.
What? No 8 month waiting list? No mandatory assignment to when there was a slot open, pending last minute changes of course. You mean to say I can choose which facility and even which surgeon is to operate on me? Are you KIDDING ME?
And all of that is going away, thanks to imbeciles who vote for who they think will give them enough “free” goodies, which will end up exactly how it has ended up every single other place in the world it’s been tried. And what makes it even worse for me, personally, is that as I’m seeing that my native country is realizing the error of those ways and moving in the direction of what the U.S. used to be, with freedom and choice, the U.S. is moving backwards into the failed models of the past, hell bent and determined on repeating the mistakes of thousands of years’ worth of idiots before them.
It’s like I’m caught on the set of Groundhog Day, only it’s for real this time.
Worse, still, it’s like I’m watching a disaster unfold and I’m screaming at the top of my lungs what has to be done to stop it, but no sound appears to be coming from my mouth.
I’m running from a monster in my dreams, but my legs refuse to move.
I’ve seen this movie before. I’ve seen it a hundred times before. I know what will happen, I know how it will end but, unlike those movies where you almost yell at the screen for the protagonist to not, for the love of G-d, open that door, I’m actually HERE, I’m IN the damn movie, finally able to yell at the real, live characters, but either they’re deaf or my vocal chords have been paralyzed.
So all I can do is to watch, helplessly, as they open the door and get torn apart by a giant, bloodthirsty monster. And I know that I’m next on the menu.
Dear America, I tried to tell you that there was a monster behind that door. You wouldn’t listen. I’ll be damned if I’ll let it eat me too.
And anybody else who doesn’t want to be eaten form up behind me or alongside me. Form up ahead of me if you like, I’ll follow if you have a plan.
We’ve got some monster killing to do. And yes, I DO mean killing. Because I’m tired of this shit repeating itself over and over again.
Kill a socialist. You’ll feel better if you do. And it makes the Baby Jesus smile.
Remember the guy who got on FOX to talk about how Lying King Obama’s promise of “keeping your doctor and health plan. Period” didn’t quite work out for him? Bill Elliot? The guy who has cancer and, rather than bankrupting his family has chosen to “let nature takes its cause?”
Yeah, that guy.
Guess what? Right after he got on TV to explain how he could neither keep his plan or his doctor and how that means a death sentence for him, he found out he’s getting audited by the IRS!
Man. If His Imperial Majesty was more conspiratorially minded, and a paranoid bitter racist clinger to boot, he might actually find this rather… suspicious. But that is, of course, nonsense. We all know that it all comes down to a couple of overzealous janitors in the IRS’s Cincinnati office who, by the way, may or may not have been disciplined. You’ll never know, because the IRS isn’t talking and the GOP and Darrel Issa aren’t about to do anything within their powers (who are, apparently unbeknownst to them, quite extensive under that document they’ve never read, the U.S. Constitution) to make them talk. That would be uncivil. And alienate the critical LGBT illegal immigrant voting bloc without which the GOP can never win again.
So really, don’t bother us with that sort of silliness.
After all, Mr. Elliot got help from one C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker, so he won’t have to suck start a Mossberg to keep his family from bankruptcy anyways. See? Happy ending!
What? Mr. Tucker is suddenly being audited TOO?
Erm… Well “Elliot” and “Tucker” are sort of close together, alphabetically, no? OK, we give up. We’ve got nothing.
But don’t even think about suggesting that we live in a Leftist Dictatorship, because that’s just RIDICULOUS?
What say you, Mr. Issa? Let’s have some more “hearings”, and by “hearings” we mean endless monologues by yourself and yours while you hurriedly excuse any witness taking the fifth. Because let’s not get crazy about this, right?
Die Fahne hoch, die Reihen dicht geschlossen, OFA marschiert…
So the glorious ObamaCare.duh Epic Fail™ isn’t done being the gift that keeps on giving, huh? Well, if anything was to shake His Imperial Majesty out of his post-Thanksgiving tryptophane-induced somnolence syndrome (that’s a real medical term. We just made it up almost entirely ourself), a rip-roaring belly laugh would do the trick.
And we’re not merely talking about the retard misadministration moving the goalposts again and declaring victory…
The Obama administration claimed victory Sunday for making HealthCare.gov workable for the vast majority of users,
As opposed to “all users” having an experience like buying a book on Amazon, which was the original claim. If Amazon could put a gun to your head and force you to buy a book at three times its normal price or you’d be fined. And you didn’t even want the book to begin with, but other than that? Perfect analogy and a quantum leap forward in choice, progress and user friendliness.
Oh, and “majority” is subject to further re-definition by the Gang That Couldn’t Code HTML over the next several months as well.
a standard that will be tested as millions of people flood the site in the next three weeks.
Or so they hope. Or dread. We can’t really say by now. On the one hand they need 7 million forced “customers”, on the other hand their site tends to crash if it has more simultaneous visitors than a Daily Kos post about Milton Friedman. Which is to say about three.
The agency that oversees HealthCare.gov said “we believe we have met the goal” of making the system navigable for most people, but cautioned that more problems may lie ahead.
And Tom Cruise believes that Xenu is an actual thing. Color us severely unimpressed by their confident expressions of certitude.
“Dramatic progress has been made,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated in a report released Sunday morning.
Depending on your definition of “dramatic.”"
[But] there is more work to be done to continue to improve and enhance the website.”
What? You mean like fixing the payment system so people can actually pay for the plans they neither wanted, nor can afford? Or maybe fixing it so that the information from the “enrollees” (we have to qualify the usage of that word as it implies some level of volunteerism) can get to the actual insurers. Because if they don’t get that information or if the prisoners of the ObamaCare Gulag don’t pay for the plans they’ve been forced to purchase, they’re still not enrolled.
But other than not working for all the people who need to have some sort of insurance, other than not being able to take their payments, other than not being able to actually enroll them in the plans that they’re forced to purchase, other than those minor little details, ObamaCare is an astounding success!
So Lying King Barry and his Democrat Socialists rammed a law down the throat of 2/3 of Americans who quite vocally stated they didn’t want it without a single Republican vote to destroy our healthcare system, the best in the world (because, unlike ProgSocs, “liberals” and Democrat Socialists in this country, we have actually lived in this exotic place called “the world outside the U.S., so we actually know what we speak of), in order to insure the uninsured, and all they’ve achieved is that the millions of Americans who just got their doctors and plans cancelled, the ones that Lying King Barry had promised them they could keep, will now be without insurance for months and months into 2014.
Golf clap. Heckuva job, Barry. And you too, idiot voters who voted for that Marxist Monkey.
But the fun doesn’t end here, oh no. We’re sure you remember how CNN broadcast a live split picture of ObamaCare.fail being down on one side and Kathleen Baghdad Bob Sebelius Mengele stating that the website had never been down on the other. We’re sure you also remember how that same vile case of crotch rot, while visiting Florida to wax poetic about the wonders of her site, was caught going “ruh-roh” as it crashed again.
Seriously, Kathleen: At some point you just have to take a hint. But oh no. On the day that the misadministration had promised their “tech surge” would bring about Nirvana and eternal bliss for their “troubled” (the same way that the Titanic’s voyage to New York was “troubled”) website, CNN broadcast this:
Oh please, no MORE! Make it stop, Yahweh, we just can’t stand it anymore!
One of our fine LCs — HempRopeAndStreetlight drops a righteous rant on our heads in my previous post that is waaaaay too awesome not to give it a post all it’s own. Take it away my friend. What in the hell is stopping you? light it up and see how far you get and how
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I’m sitting here on the back porch this morning after few busy but awesome days of Thanksgiving. I have a nice warm fire going in our pit that’s taking the slight chill off the morning air and 25 feet away there are 8 does, a buck and two fawns munching away at the corn we
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On this Thanksgiving Day of 2013, it is important that we gather our families around us and give thanks for the simple things that motivate our lives: our families and friends; our faith and the daily rewards of our own hard work. We celebrate life on this day with great food and drink, and the
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So we just learned that the Lying Moslem King Obama offered his pisslamist friends in Tehran another Munich deal. Do go ahead and read it if you like, but the Cliff’s Notes version is that we throw money at the Mad Mullahs who have sworn, over and over again, to nuke our Israeli allies, we
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And so did everybody else capable of reading a 1st grade textbook without moving his lips. Step 1: In a pathetic attempt at avoiding election consequences for the most colossal clusterfuck in the history of the United States and to try to pass blame for it on the insurance industry, illegally offer a “delay” of
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