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"Put down the Twinkie and step away from the refrigerator. The Fat Police are watching you."

George Washington didn’t care how if your ancestors were packing a few extra pounds. Neither did Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, nor even LBJ. And Bill Clinton definitely didn’t care.

But Barack Obama? He wants to know how fat each and every American is. In fact, he demands to know.

CNSnews.com has the disturbing dietary details:

New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records — that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year — must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.

The obesity-rating regulation states that every American’s electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.”

The law also requires that these electronic health records be available — with appropriate security measures — on a national exchange.

Remarkable. Would you be surprised if this administration begins issuing tickets and assessing fines for being overweight?

Is 2012 here yet?

Source: CNSnews.com

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Princess Pelosi of San Franciscostan seems to be a bit out of touch with her people

From her safe, secure, ultra-liberal bunker in San Francisco, out of touch Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has issued suicide marching orders for her Democrat house minions:

Hold town hall meetings and tell your constituents how proud you are of your vote for ObamaCare.

The Hill ruminates on Pelosi’s political hallucinations:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doubling down on healthcare reform, betting that it will do Democrats more good than harm in November’s elections.

She and her leadership team have seized on new polls that suggest healthcare overhaul’s popularity is rising, and they are urging members of Congress to use this week’s recess to tout the new law.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the party leadership have sent lawmakers back to their districts urging them to hold town hall-type meetings to highlight the law’s benefits, in the belief it could help Democrats avoid major losses in November.

Recent polls indicate a slow but steady uptick in the popularity of healthcare reform. Despite Republican hopes that the law’s controversial passage will win them seats this fall, the Democrats’ actions show they still consider the issue a political winner.

One can only assume that Pelosi and the rest of the House leadeship missed the latest Rasmussen study that shows 60% of likely voters want ObamaCare repealed.

But The Pelosi is The Pelosi and her world view extends no further than the Bay Bridge – the one she’s urging fellow Democrats to jump from.

If nothing else, this should make for some good video clips.

Source: The Hill

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In case you’ve tried to block the whole ObamaCare debate from your mind, this video clip shows President Obama sternly correcting George Stephanopolous when the ABC host called the individual mandate “a tax.”

Oh, how times change. Now the administration is arguing in court that it really is a tax.

Spectator.org has the mind-boggling story:

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Nancy Pelosi calls ObamaCare an “entrepreneurial bill.” But as you might expect, her definition of “entrepreneurial” can’t be found in any dictionary.

“We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” the Speaker of the House said, “a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.”

Perhaps socializing the American economy and shredding the Constitution isn’t your real passion, Nancy. Perhaps it’s just something you’re doing to while away the time until the full glories of ObamaCare kick in in 2013 or 2014 or whenever.

If that’s the case, Nancy honey, IHateTheMedia.com would like to put our money where your mouth is by making the following offer:

We will gladly pick up the tab for your health insurance so you can resign that current dreary job of yours and discover your true passion now.

Do it, Nancy. Resign that job today and IHateTheMedia.com will gladly pay 100% of the healthcare costs for you and your family.

The ball’s in your court, Nancy.

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It was just a few weeks ago that the President proudly announced that ObamaCare could cut medical premiums by a mathematically-impossible 3000%.

Well, mathematically-impossible or not, they’re going to give it a try by giving state regulators new, broader powers to reject premium increases they don’t like.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

When President Obama signed his health-care reform last month, he declared it will “lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government.”

So why, barely a month later, are Democrats scrambling to pass a new bill that would impose price controls on insurance?

In now-they-tell-us hearings on Tuesday, the Senate health committee debated a bill that would give states the power to reject premium increases that state regulators determine are “unreasonable.” The White House proposed this just before the final Obama-Care scramble, but it couldn’t be included because it violated the procedural rules that Democrats abused to pass the bill.

Looks like Nancy Pelosi was right – they had to pass the bill to find out what was in it.

And the more we find out, the less we like it.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Socialist Democrat Xavier Baccera of California embarrassed himself by going on Neil Cavuto’s show and blaming everyone but the Democrats for the fact that Congress’ unwittingly eliminated its own sweetheart healthcare program when it approved ObamaCare.

But we seem to be making progress. At least he didn’t blame George Bush nor Ronald Reagan.

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We love Texas congressman Joe Barton. And this video clip demonstrates why.

Waxman was pissed that companies like AT&T, Caterpillar, John Deere and Verizon blamed ObamaCare for billions of dollars in unexpected charges, so the little weasel ordered them to appear before Congress to explain themselves.

Congressional intimidation at its finest.

Apparently, Waxman didn’t realize that the companies are required to make those announcements as a result of Sarbanes-Oxley regulations that he had supported.

So Barton went down on the floor of the House and, shall we say, straightened out Waxman.

You go, Joe.

H/T: HotAir.com

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Think of Texas Stadium as the Democrats. Think of ObamaCare as the dynamite.


In a state where ObamaCare and illegal aliens are about as popular as gonorrhea, the Senate majority leader has unwisely announced that “We’re gonna do immigration reform just like we did healthcare reform.” And he pledges to bring it up this year. As in prior to the election in which he already lags far behind every potential opponent.

Interesting strategy, soon-to-be former Senator Reid.

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Bart Stupak indicates how many votes he would have received if he had run for reelection

Bart Stupak, the Michigan Democrat famous for his high hair and low morals (i.e., he’s a lying sack of excrement) has announced that he will not seek reelection.

Let’s call it what is really is – a retirement forced on Stupak by his duplicitous role in passing ObamaCare.

FoxNews.com reports the details:

Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, who was the central figure in the abortion debate surrounding the health care law, will retire from Congress at the end of this term.

Stupak, who’s been in Congress for 18 years, will make the announcement at a 12:30 p.m. ET press conference in Marquette, Mich.

Stupak told The Associated Press that attacks on him for his role in the abortion debate did not influence his decision and he could win re-election if he tried.

Based on his recent performance, one can only assume he’s lying about that, too.

Source: FoxNews.com

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the extreme leftist representative from Florida, is either delusional or a liar. Or maybe both.

In this clip, she tells a group of her constituents that levying fines on people who don’t buy insurance is different than requiring them to buy insurance. Completely different. No comparison at all.

Wasserman-Schultz admits that if you don’t buy insurance, the government will hit you with a hefty fine, but no, she insists, that’s not the same as requiring you to buy insurance.

She said it with an absolutely straight face, which leads to the frightening thought that she may actually believe what she’s saying.

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Blanche Lincoln

Senator Blanche Lincoln will soon be former Senator Blanche Lincoln

Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas’ Democrat Senator, is quickly learning the price of her vote in favor of ObamaCare. The latest poll show that she’s trailing five – count ‘em, five – different Republicans.

In fact, it looks like she could lose to pretty much anyone who doesn’t have a “D” after their name. Look for members of the Whig and Bullmoose parties to throw their hats into the wide open ring.

Rasmussen reports the depressing Democrat details:

Four of Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln’s Republican opponents now earn more than 50% of the vote as her path to reelection grows even steeper.

The numbers are closer when Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is the Democrat in the race, but only because there are more undecided voters.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Arkansas, where opposition to the national health care plan is even higher than it is nationally, finds both Democrats stuck in the mid-30s. This suggests that the race continues to be more anti-Democrat in tone than pro-Republican.

Congressman John Boozman, State Senate Republican leader Kim Hendren, State Senator Gilbert Baker and former State Senator Jim Holt all earn 51% of the vote against Lincoln. She in turn picks up 36% support against three of the GOP hopefuls and 35% when matched against Holt.

A fifth Republican, businessman Curtis Coleman, leads Lincoln 48% to 36%.
In every case, the Republicans have gained support, while Lincoln, who earned 38% to 41% in the match-ups last month, has lost ground. Now her numbers are back to the lows she experienced in February.

Bye bye, Blanche. Don’t let the door hit you in the rotunda on the way out.

Source: Rasmussen Reports

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Why have the American people not yet bowed down en masse to thank The Greatest President In History for the blessings of ObamaCare? According to President Obama it’s because people are just too damn impatient.

“It just happened last week! It’s only been a week! Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds and they came out next day and they looked — ‘Nothing’s happened! There’s no crop! We’re going to starve! Oh no! It’s a disaster!’ It’s been a week, folks.”

Might we note that there’s one thing farming and ObamaCare have in common: Liberal amounts of bullshit are required to make either one succeed.

H/T: Bluegrass Pundit

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You can always count on getting a good laugh from the comedy stylings of the New York Times’ Paul Krugman.

In this interview with Jake Tapper, he sets the record straight and calls death panels by their proper name, which is … uhhhh … death panels.

But that’s ok, because like every other provision of ObamaCare, they’ll save us money. Big money. Lots of money. Piles of money.

Krugman: Think about people on the right. They’re simultaneously screaming, they’re going to send all of the old people to death panels and it’s not going to save any money. That’s a contradictory point of view.

Tapper: Death panels would save money, theoretically.

Krugman: The advisory path has the ability to make more or less binding judgments on saying this particular expensive treatment actually doesn’t do any good medically and so we’re not going to pay for it. That is actually going to save quite a lot of money. We don’t know how much yet. The CBO gives it very little credit. But most of the health care economists I talk to think it’s going to be a really major cost saving.

This just in. Sarah Palin would like to thank Mr. Krugman for his inadvertent support.

H/T: Radio Vice

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Good god, man, just when we knew Hank Johnson (D-GA) was hands down the dumbest guy in congress, Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) runs into the spotlight and hollers, “Hey, look at me.”

Hare told a disgruntled group of constituents, “I care more about the people who are dying every day than the Constitution in this.” When one of the angry voters pointed out that Hare had sworn to uphold the Constitution, the congressman quoted from the document.

Unfortunately, the constituent pointed out that instead of quoting the Constitution, Hare had actually quoted the Declaration of Independence and didn’t appear to know the difference between the two.

Finally, Hare told his constituents that he read the incredibly complex 2500+ page ObamaCare bill three times before he voted for it. When it was pointed out that that’s a page a minute every minute of the day and night between the time the bill was posted and when it was voted on, Hare did what any self-respecting congressman would do – he shrugged he shoulders, did a head fake, and ran for his car.

Let this be a lesson to the voters of Illinois:

Never vote for a congressman who looks like Barney Rubble.

H/T: Ace of Spades

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We don’t remember the congressional debate about long term care for the elderly, do you? We must have gone into the kitchen for a sandwich while that one was being discussed.

Turns out a little known provision of ObamaCare has come to light. A brand new tax to be withheld from your paycheck. They call it voluntary, but the extra tax will be automatically withheld from your paycheck unless you opt out.

And, if we’re not mistaken, this one also breaks Obama’s pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000 per year.

Long-term care for the elderly. Just another of those surprising little provisions buried deep within ObamaCare.

H/T: IOwnTheWorld.com

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Author Jason Mattera waylays Minnesota’s finest senator and asks him why skate parks, jungle gyms, midnight basketball and time off for breastfeeding mothers should be the federal government’s responsibility.

Franken not only proves that he doesn’t know what’s in the bill, but simultaneously proves that he’s a thoroughly unlikable person.

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Andrew Breitbart owes us $100,000

by editor on March 31, 2010

Andrew Breitbart, the genius behind Breitbart.tv, BigHollywood.com, BigGovernment.com and probably a few others we’re forgetting, offered $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund if anyone who could prove that the n-word was used at the anti-ObamaCare rallies in Washington, DC.

Here you go, Andrew, the n-word in all its glory.

Any chance you could redirect that 100 thou to some deserving bloggers? If so, could you make it small bills?

Source: Noline.tv

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Just when the Democrats thought they’d bribed everyone who needed bribing and threatened everyone who needed threatening, along come a group of CEOs complaining that ObamaCare is going to cost them a friggin’ fortune.

An outraged Henry Waxman “…called the chief executive officers of AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar and Deere & Co. to provide evidence to support costs the companies plan to book related to the new health-care law.

“Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak released letters they wrote to the executives, saying their plans to record expenses against earnings as a result of the law contradict other estimates. The lawmakers requested the executives appear at hearing Stupak plans on April 21.”

We’d guess that Waxman and Stupak don’t know that businesses have to use real money instead of the pretend kind Congress throws around with wild abandon.

Waxman stopped short of calling the CEOs liars, but said, “The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are a matter of concern … They also appear to conflict with independent analysis.”
Translation? Waxman thinks the CEOs are lying, or even worse, telling the truth in a way that makes Democrats look bad.

The congressmen insist they’ve been fair to the CEOs in question. They’re merely demanding that the CEOs bring all pertinent documents, emails, voice mails, etc.

As of this morning Waxman and Stupak have not announced plans to conduct full body cavity searches on the CEOs. But that’s subject to change without notification.

Source: Business Week

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Depression and Sorrow

We hope ObamaCare covers young adults for depression

The Associated Press reports that insurance premiums will jump by 17% for young adults under ObamaCare. But AP has, we think, under-calculated the real increase.

Considering that young adults commonly go without insurance and then considering the fact that ObamaCare will now force them to buy insurance they don’t want, it seems to us that a more accurate description of the premium increase would be 117%.

The Associated Press reports the premium prognostication:

Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans — a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect.

Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That’s when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or roughly $42 a month, according to an analysis of the plan conducted for The Associated Press. The analysis did not factor in tax credits to help offset the increase.

The higher costs will pinch many people in their 20s and early 30s who are struggling to start or advance their careers with the highest unemployment rate in 26 years.

So welcome aboard the ObamaCare Express, young Americans. You voted for the guy and now you’ll be forced to pay more for a service you don’t want and can’t afford.

Ahhh, the glories of socialism.

Source: Associated Press

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Democrat congressmen are starting to wonder if Rahm Emanuel really has their best interests in mind

Imagine the following entirely plausible conversation between any Democrat congressman and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

“But…but…but…how is this possible?” asks the Congressman. “The President promised that Americans would love ObamaCare and it would help us get reelected.”

“Shut the #%&@ up, loser,” Emanuel responds.

USA Today reports the terrifying trend for Democrat incumbents:

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats to convince most Americans that the health care overhaul passed last week will help them and their families.

In the poll, 50% call passage of the bill “a bad thing” and 47% say it was “a good thing.” That’s at odds with the findings of a one-day USA TODAY Poll taken a week ago — a day after the U.S. House approved the legislation — in which a 49%-40% plurality called the bill “a good thing.”

Our advice to the Democrat congressmen who voted for this bloated pig of a bill? Don’t sign any new leases on those Washington, DC condos.

Source: USA Today

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A brief history of Presidential deal making

by editor on March 30, 2010

Joe Biden Big Fucking Deal

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Reverend Wright says you’re the bigot

by editor on March 30, 2010

Please allow us to break the bad news to you personally. You’re a bigot. You hate the poor and people of color and that’s the only reason you oppose ObamaCare. Must be true, because Reverend Jeremiah Wright said so and he’s a man of the Lord.

As in, “Good Lord, what a friggin’ lunatic.”

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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Coming soon! They admit Van Jones is a communist. They admit that “comprehensive immigration reform” really means amnesty. They admit cap-and-trade is just one giant tax. And who knows? Maybe they’ll even admit that Obama was born in a manger in Bethlehem.

H/T: Bluegrass Pundit

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Hooray! ObamaCare is now the law. Let's party like it's 1934.

Oops. So much for that “ObamaCare will create a gazillion jobs” theory.

Telecommunications giant AT&T just announced that it will take a $1,000,000,000 loss in the first quarter of 2010 thanks to ObamaCare.  The company said its benefits packages are also subject to substantial alternation in the next few weeks. AT&T’s announcement follows similar ones made by Caterpillar, John Deere, AK Steel and other large American companies and is just more evidence that job losses will be serious side effect of ObamaCare.

Well, that just can’t be right. Not after President Obama and his henchmen cronies administration promised us again and again that this bill will cut trillions from the deficit, create jobs and help us to run our fastest and jump our highest. (Upon further reflection, that last part may have come from from an old 1950s Keds commercial.)

But the White House quickly quashed such negativity on the part of AT&T. According to CentristNetBlog, “An Obama administration official did not respond to a request for comment on AT&T’s announcement but the White House in the past has suggested that companies are exaggerating the impact of the loss because they oppose the new law.”

Well, there you have it. If there was any exaggerating going on it’s on the part of the evil big companies. You know, the ones who are in cahoots with the evil insurance companies who are in league with the evil Republicans and so on and so forth. It seems that everybody is evil in this Obamacare debate except, well, except Obama.

So a few people might lose their jobs in these big companies, but not to worry. In addition to creating 16,500 jobs for IRS agents, the Greatest Job Creator In History is surely going to keep creating more jobs. As soon, that is, as he gets done with Immigration Reform, Cap-and-Trade, a new national anthem, outlawing organizations with Tea in their name and all those other more important things on his to-do list.

Source: Centristnetblog.com

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