Archive for October, 2009

Obamanation: Building on lies

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Obama has told us we need a public health insurance option to “keep insurance companies honest.” An unlikely source – the AP – has taken a modest step toward keeping him (and serial liars Nancy Pelosi and a little more honest.

To quote the lead from this story:

What do these enterprises have in common? Farm and construction machinery, Tupperware, the railroads, Hershey sweets, Yum food brands and Yahoo? Answer: They’re all more profitable than the health insurance industry.

It turns out the health insurance industry’s “obscene profits” (Pelosi) don’t actually exist. It seems the willingness of the health insurance industry to “let the bodies pile up as long as their profits are safe” is no match for the willingness of to lie about it.

Pharmas and other health care providers did much better than the insurers. But a public option is not intended to “keep them honest”. Its intent is to drive them out of business altogether and make every American (except for Congress and privileged Government elites, of course) dependent on the government for health care. It’s the very foundation for establishing the nightmare of Obamanation.

Just a reminder – the source for this post is not Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or the Republican National Committee. It’s the left-leaning AP.

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Obamanation: The Nobel joke

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Ya gotta love those crazy Norwegians! An amateur statesman who has accomplished precisely nothing gets the Nobel Peace Prize. But before we start taking this silliness too seriously, let’s look at the real reasons. This won’t take long. The prize serves two obvious purposes, one backward-facing and one forward-facing:

Giving this prize to a ten-month U.S. President who has done nothing to earn it serves as a repudiation of his predecessor. There being no Nobel War Prize to give to Bush, they did the next best thing and gave the “Peace” prize to Obama.

Giving this prize to America’s first true socialist President serves as a repudiation of capitalism. If it weren’t for the first point, they may have given it to Propagandist Mikey Moore instead.

That’s it. The prize serves no other purpose. Well, no, it does serve an unintended purpose: It provides stark evidence of how politicized and corrupt the whole Nobel Prize industry has become. There were candidates who actually deserved to win the Prize and could have used the money to further real work, not just raw political ambition.

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