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Disturbing: NY Health Dept. doesn’t inspect its 25 abortion clinics very often

Posted by: ST on April 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm » 4 Comments

I wish I could say I was shocked by this news but, sadly, I’m not (bolded emphasis added by me): The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New York’s abortion clinics — with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal. Health inspectors regulate […]

 

#Obamacare chronicles: middle-class children lose their health insurance

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Wait. Wasn’t one of the justifications for passing the Affordable Care Act that we had to do it “for the children?” That so many children were among the uninsured that it would be heartless, cruel, and even racist to not pass Obamacare? (1) Then how do they explain this? While the federal […]

 

ABC’s GMA runs Westboro video in story on anti-gay marriage @Mozilla CEO

Posted by: ST on April 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm » 6 Comments

The “high tech lynching” of now-former CEO of Mozilla Brendan Eich (and anyone who happens to agree with him) over his stance against gay marraige continues.  Newsbusters’ Scott Whitlock files this report: According to Good Morning America’s Linzie Janis, a CEO who made a donation in opposition to gay marriage is the same as the hateful members of […]

 

The thrill is gone: networks refuse prime time slot for Obama speech

Posted by: Phineas on April 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, how this must pain the soul of our Narcissist in Chief. Remember the halcyon days of Hope and Change in his first term, when it seemed like he was making a national address every week? Joint sessions of Congress, prime time press conferences, the networks just couldn’t get enough Obama. Someone […]

 

QOTD: Andrew Sullivan on the “resignation” of @Mozilla CEO over gay marriage stance

Posted by: ST on April 4, 2014 at 10:39 am » 5 Comments

First, the back story: Less than two weeks after drawing controversy over his appointment as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich has resigned from the position. In a post at Mozilla’s official blog, executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker confirmed the news with an unequivocal apology on the company’s behalf. “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard […]

 

#Obamacare to cost employers more than $5,000 per employee

Posted by: Phineas on April 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The American Health Policy Institute did something unusual: rather than estimate the effects of Obamacare from the outside, they went to 100 large employers and asked the directly what their expected costs would be over the next ten years. The results were eye-opening — and disturbing: Obamacare will cost large companies between […]

 

#Obamacare “enrollment” number questions (that probably won’t get answered)

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2014 at 9:38 am » 2 Comments

As noted yesterday in a must-read by the Washington Examiner’s Byron York,  the so-called “enrollment” numbers for the victory lap the administration eventually took Tuesday only lead to more questions as to why the entire American healthcare system essentially had to be destroyed in order to be “fixed” (and I’m using the term “fixed” VERY loosely […]

 

(Video) Why the elderly are fleeing the Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Consider this to be a coda to yesterday’s post about the Gallup poll showing the electorally active senior vote shifting decisively away from the Democrats. It’s anecdotal evidence, but still illustrative: Key line, per David Freddoso: “Not only did my premium go up,” this 91-year-old New York gentleman notes, “but my coverage […]

 

Quote of the Day: Behind the #Obamacare numbers

Posted by: ST on April 1, 2014 at 10:47 am » 4 Comments

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York breaks down the Obamacare “millions”: The [LA] Times says the [9.5 million] numbers break down like this: 4.5 million previously uninsured people are now on Medicaid; 3 million previously uninsured young people are now covered because of a provision that allows them to stay on their parents’ policies until age 26; […]

 

Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This news from Gallup probably has staff of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reaching for a bottle: U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and […]