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#Obamacare: California required the canceling of insurance policies

Posted by: Phineas on November 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pushing back against the growing stories of people losing their individual health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare apologists have taken to scapegoating the insurance companies, even claiming that the cancellations were happening because the companies couldn’t compete, as in this mendacious Talking Points Memo piece. In California, at […]

 

#Obamacare: at last, CNN finds someone thrilled with it!

Posted by: Phineas on November 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At long last, we’ve found people genuinely excited by our new, state-run healthcare system: strippers, escorts, dominatrices and other sex-workers! Only in California, my friends, and only in San Francisco: A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that’s […]

 

Obamacare’s doctored coverage: destroying the private insurance market

Posted by: Phineas on October 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas I linked this in my last post, but it really deserves top-level billing of its own as a picture-perfect example of how Obamacare harms, not helps, the middle classes. Redondo Beach resident Steve Duschene has bought his own insurance on the individual market for several years now and has had to deal […]

 

Californians discover that -gasp!- Obama lied about their insurance costs

Posted by: Phineas on October 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm » 13 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The San Jose Mercury News ran an article a couple of days ago about “winners and losers” under Obamacare in the Bay Area, including individual buyers of health insurance who were shocked when faced with economic reality: when the government mandates higher costs on businesses, they will then pass those costs along to […]

 

#NewTone Watch: communications lessons from an expert, Allan Brauer (D). Updated, Brauer apologizes. Update 2, Brauer resigns

Posted by: Phineas on September 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This was an interesting morning on Twitter. After the House voted to pass a continuing resolution that funds the government but provides no money for Obamacare, conservative journalist Amanda Carpenter wrote the following: GOP beat gun control, changed Obama’s mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, […]

 

Questions for @RepSpeier (D-CA 14) about Bob “Filthy” Filner #WarOnWomen

Posted by: Phineas on August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Dear Representative Jackie Speier, In an article excerpted today in the California Political Review, you are quoted as saying Bob Filner should resign as Mayor of San Diego: “In [Filner’s] case, I think he was abusing his power, and I find it disgusting that he would hit on sexual assault victims in the military […]

 

(Video) Hello, I’m from California. Please nuke my state, now.

Posted by: Phineas on July 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A noted 9-11 Truther circulates a petition to help Obama streamline government by eliminating the Bill of Rights… and people sign it! The Blaze describes the man with the mission: Well, to put it plainly, he’s … interesting. A noted 9/11 truther and Illuminati enthusiast, Dice has been featured in documentaries including […]

 

New #IRS scandal? Agency sued over stealing 60 million medical records — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on May 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas We’re in the best of hands: The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges. According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the […]

 

Shock and surprise: Diane Feinstein’s husband’s company lands big high-speed rail contract

Posted by: Phineas on April 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, at nearly $35,000,000 per mile, they surely had to be the cheapest: Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. […]

 

Quote of the Day: Doing business in Texas vs. California edition

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An observation on why Texas might have more appeal to business owners, from John Harrington, owner of Shield Tactical, who recently relocated his company from Orange County, California, to Austin: In Texas, he said, “it’s an iota of bureaucracy.” In California, “it’s like before you put up your range you have to […]