Sep 262013
 

Note to Progressives:

Newsflash! There is no clean end to a turd.

 

A new Facebook friend has shared the letter we are all dreading across the nation – though I’m sure many others have already gotten it. We just received verbal notification at work today, but the ax hasn’t officially fallen. On to his original post:

So I got a letter from Bluecross Blueshield, my health insurance provider, on Saturday. It explained that my current plan, the plan I chose to fit my individual needs, does not comply with Obamacare and thus had to be cancelled. It went on to say that I shouldn’t worry because I had been automatically moved to new plan that does meet the new Obamacare requirements. The details of my new plan are just excellent. My deductible went from $1500 up to $2500, that’s 66%. My limit on annual out of pocket expenses went up from $1500 to $6350, up 323%. I’m now covered for a bunch of things I don’t want or need, like mental illness inpatient and substance abuse inpatient treatment coverage. Now a rational person might assume that when something I chose to buy, and wanted to keep was taken from me, it would at least cost less to pay for the thing that was forced onto me. Well that’s the best part! My monthly premium went up from $139.50 to $229.19, an increase of 65%! I get to pay MORE for something I don’t even want… Remember when our fearless leader said if we like our current plan we can keep it? I know I’m not the only person experiencing this. Please share your story, people have to understand what’s happening here. And please support Ted Cruz and his allies in the senate. He’s one of the few people trying to save us from this monstrosity .

 

Images courtesy Shane Jansen, used by permission. Go on, read ‘em. Weep. Absorb them. Let the rage build.

BCBS Letter

Exhibit One:
BCBS Comp 1

Exhibit Two:

BCBS Comp2

Exhibit Three:

So…how’s that Obamacare working for you? Not so hot for me. I’ve been preaching this since way before it ever got signed into law  - and Nancy Pelosi and Dingy Harry Reid gleefully danced like the vultures they are on the graves of countless future Obamacare victims. Rude awakening time – the future is NOW. It’s HERE.

Did you really read and absorb those numbers? Shane had a pretty frikkin’ decent insurance plan before – beats the heck out of what I have had. But I’d say his paycheck is going to take quite a hit. I know mine already has – before the dreaded letter.

So Senator Ted Cruz spoke to defund Obamacare (The UNAffordable Care Act) for an epic 21 hours and 19 minutes – some dispute it being a filibuster – I don’t care. Senator Cruz gets it. Unlike many, he read the damnable thing and refused to vote for it.

I have a pdf of the bill, but I have not read it in its entirety – I honestly didn’t have the stomach for it. What I did read of it showed me the writing on the wall – unfortunately I was dismissed by many as that crazy libertarian guy with the “Don’t Tread on Me” tag on his truck.

I hate to say “I told you so” –  but I frikkin’ TOLD YOU SO.

I have a pretty decent job, and this is going to seriously hurt me.

Low information voters that voted for “FREEEEE STUFF! MOAR” – it’s honestly going to hurt you even more.

I hope to all that’s holy you can get a discount on a tub of petroleum jelly. You’re gonna need it.

Bend over – Dr. Obama is in…

 

 

 

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Apr 112013
 

Long, but worth every moment you spend reading…

“An essay in seven sections.

- From Progressive Economics
The Fundamental Political Principle

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.” — George Orwell

Let’s start with this: The citizen’s right to possess firearms is a fundamental political right. The political principle at stake is quite simple: to deny the state the monopoly of armed force. This should perhaps be stated in the obverse: to empower the citizenry, to distribute the power of armed force among the citizenry as a whole. The history of arguments and struggles over this principle, throughout the world, is long and clear. Instituted in the context of a revolutionary struggle based on the most democratic concepts of its day, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is perhaps the clearest legal/constitutional expression of this principle, and as such, I think, is one of the most radical statutes in the world.

Go read the whole thing, take a break and read it again.

The Polemicist: The Rifle on the Wall: A Left Argument for Gun Rights.

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Feb 282013
 

Heh…good stuff.

veg·an

/ˈvēgən/
Noun

1) Really bad hunter…
2) A person who does not eat or use animal products.

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Feb 132013
 

If Michael Z. Williamson’s blog is not in your RSS feed, it should be.

The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse » The Post in Which I Piss Off EVERYBODY...

Worth following on Twitter, too: @mzmadmike

 

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Jan 262013
 

What difference does it make?

I’ll wager it makes a hell of a lot of difference to the families of these men:

benghazi4steyn

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Jan 262013
 

“Shouting and bawling, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton evaded answering questions last Wednesday about why the Obama Administration and the State Department misled the American people regarding the Benghazi attack on September 11 last year:”

Clinton is an Idiot – It Does Matter Why We Have Four Dead Americans in Benghazi from Planck’s Constant.

 

Thank you, Bernie – you call ‘em like I see ‘em. The only thing I’ll add  - she ain’t stupid. A cold, heartless, calculating bitch, yes – but not stupid.

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Oct 032012
 

They’re spikin’ the koolaid again…

Seriously? the White House wants Mitt to denounce a video of Obama in his OWN words? Sheesh, the stupid it burns.

Stef Cutter’s Raging Hypocrisy | The Right Sphere.

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Divided we *fail*

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Oct 222011
 

Divisiveness has long been used as a political tactic. However, I don’t believe we have ever witnessed it played to such perfection as by our current administration. Dr. Williams presents an outstanding analysis:

Pitting Us Against Each Other – Walter E. Williams – Townhall Conservative: “President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have led increasingly successful efforts to pit Americans against one another through the politics of hate and envy. Attacking CEO salaries, the president — last year during his Midwest tour — said, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”” RTWT

I for one never understood the whole “class envy” thing – couldn’t possibly give less of a rat’s ass what salary someone else makes. No college degree, yet I’m solidly in the upper middle of the pay scale for my chosen field (Information Technology). What path brought  me here? I got laid off – and after a short search took a job that was not at all what I was looking for - but it paid the bills and supported my family.

Deciding I wanted more, I bettered myself via reading, on-job training, schooling and certifications. Worked full time, grabbed all of the overtime that was available and worked the occasional side job, too. Attended school three nights a week and eight hours every other Saturday. Got my certifications and paid off the tech school loans in a little over a year. Now I work away from home for two weeks at a time – is that ideal? Nope -  but it pays the bills and supports my family.

Mom and Dad taught me anything worth having was worth working for – and by rights, no one else is going to give it to me or do it for me.

Pity some other folks never learned those lessons…

*Crickets*

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Epically Awesome

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Jan 182011
 

Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.

              The left suddenly wants civil discourse.
              Bite me.
              The left wants to play games of semantics.
              Bite me.
              The left wants us to be civil — after being so uncivil for a decade.
              Bite me.

Go RTWT - I do not want civil discourse « Don Surber

I’m gonna go read it again…

h/t to Nikki and everyone else (grin)

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Quote of the Day

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Aug 312010
 

“The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama overread his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.”

- Charles Krauthammer

RTWT here.

One can certainly hope so…

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