Archive for the 'socialized medicine' Category

Obamacare = Crony Socialism

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Karl Rove had an excellent article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, ObamaCare Rewards Friends, Punishes Enemies. The article details how the implementation of Obamacare is rife with waivers for unions, overreaching Federal control of insurance rates (typically the regulatory turf of the States), payoffs to the AARP, and more. John at powerline rightly calls this [...]

The Nanny State Marches Forward

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

“We could give it all back to you and hope you spend it right… But … if you don’t spend it right, here’s what’s going to happen.” — Bill Clinton, 1999 “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.” — Michelle Obama, 2010, referring to decisions on feeding children while talking about the Healthy, [...]

A Sleeping Giant

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” At the dramatic conclusion of Tora! Tora! Tora!, a reflective Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto delivers this summation of the successful attack on Pearl Harbor. As it turns out, it’s likely not an actual quotation of Yamamoto’s. [...]

Slaughtering the Constitution

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

If you’re closely following Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to plunge us into a Constitutional Crisis, here are some great links: An Unconstitutional Solution Andy McCarthy Wall Street Journal Michelle Malkin Tony Blankley Frankenstein Rx Shannen Coffin Rich Lowry UPDATE: John Hood — “I Will Not Comply”

Is Obama Selling Judgeships for Healthcare Votes?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

It’s now clear that this whole Obamacare charade comes down to getting the House to approve the Senate’s bill. It’s all in the House now. Do not underestimate the tactics that the Chicago thugs in the Obama administration will employ to get the votes. If you thought Mary Landrieu’s “Louisiana Purchase” or Ben Nelson’s “Cornhusker [...]

The most important link that nobody is discussing

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Transformation by Andy McCarthy. Andy McCarthy is a damn smart man who explains a secret truth. So few understand it, least of all the Republicans. * * * UPDATE: Well, it appears that Andy’s post is getting the attention it deserves after all. Writing at the Corner, Jonah Goldberg (a hero of this blog, by [...]

By all means, let’s copy the NHS.

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Coming soon to an American hospital near you — Misery, Thy Name Is Bureaucracy: Stafford Hospital in Staffordshire, England is an example. A retired government risk assessor had been asked by a patients’ group to examine the feasibility of installing bedside telephones for the patients. Once you get past the fact that there exists a [...]