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Entries from September 29th, 2009

The Narrative

September 29th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Justin Ruben of MoveOn.org says this: August was a real wake-up call for progressives when health care reform was endangered by an angry mob organized by an alliance of insurance companies, oil companies and right-wing fear-mongers. He’s continuing the leftist strategy of characterizing citizens concerned about big government taking over health care as an angry […]

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Doubling Down on America

September 28th, 2009 by Jim May · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

With the tide steadily turning against Obamacare, I am reminded of why electing Obama was certainly risky for this country… but may yet work out far better for American than would have a McCain presidency. Yes, the policies Obama wants to pass are likely worse than what McCain would have done (though certainly not the […]

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Defined By Our Differences

September 28th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Mark Steyn focuses on a telling statement President Obama made at the UN: “I have been in office for just nine months — though some days it seems a lot longer. I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around the world. These expectations are not about me. Rather, they are rooted, […]

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Ode to Socialized Health Care

September 27th, 2009 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine

I see Obama is still insisting on his original Obama care legislation instead of some watered down compromise. I think this is a last ditch effort to put a socialized medicine over on the American people. My response to that is a few more lyrics added to a recent post which I repost in part […]

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Epistemological Primitivism in Action III

September 22nd, 2009 by Jim May · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

Back in July, I pointed out a certain mainstream view of the U.S. Constitution, in particular the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, as an example of that epistemological primitivism we all know and love as pragmatism.  In that post, I linked an article that outlines the legal argument that conservative pragmatists use to defang the Ninth […]

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LGF

September 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 21 Comments · Uncategorized

Right Wing News, Daily Pundit, and other eminentoes of the conservative blogosphere have criticized Charles Johnson (or dropped him from their blogrolls), whose Little Green Footballs blog used to be as important as any. Johnson has taken more and more to attacking the religious right and such conservative stars as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and […]

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To Each According to His Need

September 17th, 2009 by Chuck · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As if providing health care for all Americans weren’t enough of a violation of our rights, we are also providing flu shots for 20 million foreigners.  The government shouldn’t be in the business of providing flu shots for us, let alone foreigners.  According to the article, the U.S. ordered 195 million doses of the vaccine, […]

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Whack-an-Altruist

September 16th, 2009 by Jim May · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

By now, everyone’s heard of the takedown of ACORN by two undercover conservative activists, enough to spur the Senate to vote 83-7 to defund them. Among those seven votes supporting ACORN was junior New York senator Kirsten Gillebrand: “While Senator Gillibrand finds the actions of certain ACORN employees to be reprehensible and will ask ACORN […]

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It’s Not Corruption

September 15th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Glenn Beck has decided that the main issue the opposition to big government should focus on is corruption. All the special interest handouts in the stimulus, health care, and cap-and-trade bills aren’t there to build a better nation. They are there to build the framework of these corrupt “organizations” like ACORN and SEIU to fundamentally […]

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The Start of Something Big

September 14th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

  When I see this massive crowd, I hope Janeane Garofalo continues to describe them as “unmitigated douchebaggery.” I hope Harry Reid calls them “evil mongers.” And I hope Obama gets even angrier. Why do I hope these things? Because in the history of mankind no one was ever persuaded by insults. No politician ever […]

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Shepard Fairey

September 13th, 2009 by Embedded I · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Many people, at least among those over 35, have noticed that the Obama: ”Progress”, ‘Hope’ & ‘Change’ posters, by ‘street artist’ Shepard Fairey, strongly resemble the artwork of communist revolutionary propaganda. Democrat-types dismiss the observation, saying there is no connection, that the Obama art is just more of Fairey’s usual work. Are they that superficial, […]

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The Speech You Won’t Hear Tonight

September 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Politics

Let’s imagine that Barack Obama were given a truth serum before tonight’s speech on health care. I know, a politician saying only the truth is a fantasy that stretches “the willful suspension of disbelief” more than unicorns or hobbits ever could. Imagine some alternate universe in which it could happen. This is my vision of […]

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Cracks In the Facade

September 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Politics

I’ve only watched a few minutes here and there of Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News, but I have heard that he was the target of a boycott by the left. It turns out on Friday his ratings beat Bill O’Reilly. It seems this is the first time the 5pm EST slot has bested the […]

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The Nag in Chief

September 7th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 9 Comments · Politics

With two children in public-school Kindergarten, I was very concerned about Tuesday’s speech by President Obama to all public school students from pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade. It wasn’t so much that I thought my two girls would become Obamatons—my concern was more along the lines of the precedent being established. Any speech suitable for delivery […]

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Health Care in Canada: Chewing the Legs Off

September 2nd, 2009 by Jim May · 46 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Once more, a comment of mine takes on a life of its own and demands its own post.  This one is in response to a comment left by Greg Paulhus, one of the remaining Canadians who have yet to be disillusioned by the ongoing collapse of their socialized medical system. In it, Paulhus attempts to […]

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Intermission

September 1st, 2009 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Politics

Below is a lighthearted parody that cracked me up:

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A 52-Year Old Glimpse At the Near Future

September 1st, 2009 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Tom Bowden posts a passage from Atlas Shrugged that I had forgotten about. As Mr. Bowden sets it up, “one of the characters recalls what happened after his company medical plan started allocating medical care on the basis of collective need:” “In the old days, we used to celebrate if somebody had a baby, we […]

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