The deadly tornado in Oklahoma and the various scandals that comprise Obama’s “Scandalpalooza” have understandably been the MSM’s main focus this week so I wanted to link up to some interesting stories you might have missed as a result of that in the meantime. Please feel free to use this as an open thread.
—– One Doctor’s View: Well, I suspect this is more than just Dr. Charles Willey’s point of view on ObamaCare but all the same it’s worth reading. Excerpt:
Unfortunately, the greatest barrier to this goal is government intervention into my professional judgment, my office management and my patient care. This has been increasingly true long before enactment of the onerous Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it’s especially true now.
ObamaCare is being increasingly recognized as a “train wreck.” Trust me: it is demoralizing doctors, distracting providers toward bureaucracy and away from patient care. It is disrupting quality and access, and damaging health.
Let’s hope Dr. Willey isn’t the IRS’ next target …
—– And speaking of doctors make sure you read this amazing story – via USA Today – about how University of Michigan doctors were able to use a 3-D printer to create a life-saving implant for a baby suffering from a rare lung disorder. When medical researchers aren’t pushing the use of embryonic stem cells, they do incredible work. This is awesome!
—– On the flip side of that, read an insider’s sobering view into China’s one-child policy. Warning: It’s even more brutal than you think. Please pray for the women of China and their future unborn children, and make sure to ask a NOW/NARAL/Planned Parenthood “feminist” next time you talk to one when was the last time they spoke out against this horrific practice.
—– The human impact of Monday’s deadly tornado in Moore, OK has been devastating on many levels, but please don’t forget in the midst of such tragedies that there are pets who hope to be reunited with their owners. News Channel 4 in Oklahoma has pictures of pets who were found in the aftermath of the tornado who I’m sure desperately want to be back in the loving homes they came from. Please pass the link along to everyone you know in hopes they can help get cats and dogs returned to their “moms and dads.” And make sure tokeep this link of resources from Dana Loesch on how to help tornado victims and the town of Moore in rebuilding efforts in handy and also pass it along to family and friends. The President, btw, is expected to visit Oklahoma on Sunday.
—— In which the NYT defends Fox News & slams Obama over leakgate. Yes, this happened.
—– The gruesome headline says it all: Suspected Muslim terrorists hack man to death on busy London street. Per Twitter, many Londoners are out on the streets protesting as I write this. The murdered man is believed to be a British soldier, and the “motivation” for the perps is allegedly because of the war in Afghanistan. And moral relativists saying we should “listen” to the sick, twisted killers are out in full force. Sigh.
—– Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, President Obama’s nominee for Transportation Secretary, had a ‘smooth’ confirmation hearing today before a Senate panel. Foxx, an Obama crony, was praised by both NC Senators (Burr-R and Hagan-D) and is expected to be easily confirmed by the full Senate in a few weeks once he is approved by today’s Senate committee.
—- Disgraced NY politico Anthony Weiner announced his entry (pun-intended) in into the NYC mayoral race officially today. What with equally-disgraced former SC governor-turned-Congressman Mark Sanford winning his special election earlier this month, could this be the year for “redeeming” politicos who have fallen from grace?
—- Last but not least, NJ Gov. Christie put on his tourism cap today by encouraging tourists to start visiting his state again this summer as “boardwalks are opening.” Many of Jerseys boardwalks were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Many of us have strong political disagreements with Christie, but we can all agree that it’s great to see New Jersey get back on its feet again. Oh, and best of luck with the weight loss, Governor.