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(Video) Jonah Goldberg on the real meaning of “social justice”

Posted by: Phineas on March 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas “Social justice” is one of those phrases the left loves: stripped of all precision, it means whatever progressives want it to mean — raising the minimum wage, economic redistribution, “rights” for this or that group, etc. It forms a hot mess of unrelated issues, until you see he common thread behind it: […]

 

Democrats play the waiting game on the hope #Obamacare will soon be popular

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2014 at 10:42 am » 3 Comments

The Hill’s Healthwatch blog reports that Democrats are waiting impatiently in hopes that soon the so-called “Affordable Care Act” will become popular with the American people (via Memeorandum): Democrats have been waiting for ObamaCare to become popular for four years. And counting. Congressional leaders and senior White House advisers have been saying since 2010 that […]

 

Aborted babies incinerated to heat British hospitals

Posted by: Phineas on March 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Just horrifying: The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. […]

 

#Obamacare: people who think they have coverage get hit with massive bills

Posted by: Phineas on March 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t our new, glorious, designed by unicorns healthcare system supposed to prevent things like this? If you signed up for coverage and made your payments, you weren’t supposed to get crushed by the ensuing medical bills, right? All those horror stories from the dark days before […]

 

From horror to hope: DE clinic where Gosnell worked PT will become food pantry, shelter

Posted by: ST on March 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm » 4 Comments

A wonderful story with which to start off your weekend: A Delaware building where convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell performed abortions is being turned into a emergency food and support center for low-income families. Lutheran Community Services purchased the building in Wilmington, formerly known as Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, to serve as its new headquarters — […]

 

Michael Barone’s last line will leave a mark

Posted by: Phineas on March 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Writing in The Washington Examiner on Hispanics and Obamacare, political analyst Michael Barone notes the precipitous decline in support among the group for the ACA (from 61% in favor to 47% since September, 2013). He then wonders if this experience will sour Hispanics on big government overall, thus threatening their majority allegiance […]

 

Another glitch found in the #Obamacare website

Posted by: ST on March 21, 2014 at 11:27 am » 5 Comments

And, like the others, it turns out this glitch is a pretty big deal: >A newly discovered glitch in the main ObamaCare website reportedly is giving thousands of people the wrong information about whether they qualify for premium subsidies. The Philadelphia Inquirer discovered the glitch while entering hypothetical incomes into the calculator on HealthCare.gov. The […]

 

QOTD: Unhinged “feminist” @AmandaMarcotte compares abortion to cavities

Posted by: ST on March 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm » 10 Comments

Via Kristine Marsh at Newsbusters: Lest there be any doubt, Amanda Marcotte really hates pro-lifers. In a two-part rant posted March 14 and 17 on Raw Story, the morally challenged feminist writer attacked pro-lifers as “consummate liars,” “anti-choice kooks” with “boring,” “half-baked nonsense” and “shit arguments.” But Marcotte’s hate doesn’t stop at pro-lifers. It extends to the babies they […]

 

Pelosi to hold 9:45 a.m. presser to celebrate 4th anniversary of #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on March 20, 2014 at 9:28 am » 2 Comments

The Hill’s Briefing Room blog reports this morning that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be holding a press conference today to tout the ‘greatness’ of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” on its fourth anniversary: House Democratic leaders are doubling down on their bet that President Obama’s healthcare reform law will benefit them politically at […]

 

Got cancer? Got #Obamacare? Good luck…

Posted by: Phineas on March 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Among the many “benefits” brought to us by the Affordable Care Act has been the narrowing of provider networks. To deal with increased costs brought on by Obamacare’s increased coverage mandates, insurance companies are offering fewer doctors and hospitals on their approved lists. For many people, this has meant losing access to […]