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Obama Care Failing Under its Own Weight

Posted by Yorkshire on 2011/10/14

Next we need SCOTUS to call it Unconstituional and we can stick a fork in this turkey, it’s done.

Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president’s signature health overhaul law – a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.

Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health care law. It had been expected to launch in 2013.

“This is a victory for the American taxpayer and future generations,” said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., spearheading opposition in the Senate. “The administration is finally admitting (the long-term care plan) is unsustainable and cannot be implemented.”

More on this sad story at:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LONG_TERM_CARE_PROGRAM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-10-14-15-24-47

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Fish Friday

Posted by Foxfier on 2011/10/14

I don’t know about anyone else— at least this time of year, come Lent I know it’ll be a group obsession — but I’m constantly on the look-out for something to make that doesn’t involve carne.

Beyond the staples of fried cheese sandwiches (Thank you, George Foreman), the treat of deep-fried calamari, and various canned soups, my childhood only offers one option:

Clam chowder.

Take a big soup pot, put a glob of bacon fat in the bottom and heat it up to frying temp.
Chop a small potato per person into cubes and fry in the fat until tender or slightly translucent.
Pepper and garlic salt to taste, if you wish.
Turn down to simmering temp.
Add a can of chopped clams and add milk until the potatoes are covered, then about a quarter inch more.
Simmer until thickened and serve. (Has the big advantage of being something that doesn’t have a point where it’s ready and MUST be served right now—it can set on the stove for an hour, just fine.)

You can add some onion when you’re frying the potatoes, or add dried onion when you add milk, and probably add some other things to taste, it’s kind of like jazz.

As good as this is, my husband got tired of it pretty early, so I had to branch out; unfortunately, our budget was extremely limited at the time. Grandma to the rescue—she raised a whole flock of boys, mostly on casseroles or one-pan bakes. (To the point that we never had them when I was growing up, unless we ate at her place—my dad can’t stand them!) The format of a cup or two of carbs like leftover rice or pasta, a can or two of tuna, a cup or so of cheese and enough ranch dressing to make it stick together is very simple while leaving room for adjustment.

Substituting mushrooms or eggs for meat can also help with existing recipes.

Anyone have some favorites?

cross posted

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#OccupyWallStreet Forces Food Drive Cancellation, Conservative Bloggers To The Rescue

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/14

Legal Insurrection points out the Occupy Wall Street rabble up in Boston hurled epithets, spit, and water bottles at a woman in uniform. There is very little Conservatives can do about that incident, other than continue pointing out the violent, lawlessness, hatred endemic to Left-Wing protests and contrast that with the peaceful, law-abiding rallies held by Conservatives. But on a different issue, there is something Conservatives can do.

The Occupy Wall Street mob in Boston (Occupy Boston) forced the cancellation of a food drive. While the Anarcho-Socialists for Big Government and Freebies (AS Big GAF) prevented a charitable organization from collecting food to provide to the needy, Conservatives stepped up to the plate. Specifically Conservative bloggers. From the Legal Insurrection story:

Fortunately, the blog The Right Sphere has mobilized conservatives to replace the lost donations that the Greater Boston Food Bank suffered due to #OWS:

Since ‘Occupy Boston’ has forced the cancellation of the Greenway Mobile Food Fest, The Right Sphere is trying to raise $1,000 for the Greater Boston Food Bank, which was supposed to benefit from that event. Please consider donating as little as $1, $5 or $10 to the Greater Boston Food Bank to help defray the Occupy movement’s damage to Boston’s nonprofits and to to show that we can put ourmoney where our mouth is and support the needy in Boston. You can do so using the button below. We understand that times are tough, so if you are unable to donate at this time, you can still help by sending this to others and posting this on any social media platforms you may use.

They are past $4,000 so far. Who Really Cares indeed.

AS Big GAF forced the cancellation of a food drive that was designed to help out the truly needy, and people could have starved as a result. Conservative bloggers stepped in and set a goal of 1000 dollars to replace the lost food AS Big GAF caused, but instead of reaching 1000 dollars, the Conservative bloggers have surpassed 4000 dollars. Now, does anyone believe Bostonians are suddenly going to give up their Liberalism and become Conservatives as a result? Not even the Conservative donors to the worthy cause believe that. So, why did they do it?

Liberals: generous with Other People’s Money.
Conservatives: generous with their own money.

That’s why.

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Fast and Furious includes “Grenadewalker”

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/14

While the State Department was arming the Zetas drug cartel and ATF and DOJ were arming the Sinaloa drug cartel, the ATF and DOJ were busily allowing grenades and grenade parts to go from the US side, where an American was illegally building them, to the Mexican side, where the drug cartels were busily using them to blow up things in their narco-terrorism campaign.

From Ed Morrissey:

Well, here’s CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson again, being all unreasonable by reporting that the ATF let thousands of grenades cross the border into Mexico at roughly the same time the Mexican drug cartels were using grenades to blow up a casino and kill dozens of people. But hey, it’s not as if they could have stopped Jean Baptiste Kingery, right? Er …

For those who don’t know or don’t remember, Sharyl Attkisson is the CBS reporter whom members of the Obama White House cussed out for reporting on Fast and Furious. The second link in that quote discusses that particular event. But do go on over to Ed Morrissey’s story to watch the video and read the rest of his reporting. It’s very informative. The US Attorney resigned and the Assistant US Attorney, who called the grenade parts “novelty items” and declared it didn’t have enough cache to appeal to jurists (that’s why he refused to pursue criminal charges against Kingery), got transferred.

No, Fast and Furious and all its offshoots have scads of people all up and down multiple departments in the Obama Administration committing crimes, colluding with criminals, aiding and abetting murderous and terroristic criminal activity, and they all should serve sentences appropriate for people who aided and abetted in the murders of over 200 people. But the cover-up and perjury in front of Congress and punishment of whistle-blowers has gobbled up even more top staff in ATF, DOJ, Department of State, White House and beyond. They, too, need to serve prison sentences.

This stuff is reaching critical mass, and even the mainstream media will be unable to keep it from exploding across the electorate as more and more news of the scandal and cover-up, more egregious as it goes, comes to the fore. Many heads will roll, but not enough, and not high enough, I suspect.

Michelle Malkin suggests a new version of the below song needs cut.

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More Bad Polling News For Obama

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/14

Gallup has released its early October Obama v Generic Republican poll, and it’s more bad news for Obama. Ed Morrissey has the report.

I think I have this election licked. All we need to do is find a Republican candidate with plain wrapping and a blue stripe:

U.S. registered voters, by 46% to 38%, continue to say they are more likely to vote for the Republican presidential candidate than for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The generic Republican led by the same eight-percentage-point margin in September, and also held a lead in July. The August update, conducted just after an agreement to raise the federal debt limit, had Obama with a slight edge.

The current results are based on a Gallup poll conducted Oct. 6-9. The eight-point lead for the Republican candidate persists, 50% to 42%, when taking into account the leanings of undecided voters.

Morrissey goes on to discuss how a previous President had a 17 point lead, only to lose and another previous President had a 3 point lead and won by about that much. Then there’s Jimmy Carter, who had a 25 point lead over Reagan during the election year and lost. But that’s the wrong angle. Here, the incumbent is trailing badly. The above examples are of the incumbent leading. The historical examples don’t fit the current situation because the historical examples are the inverse of the current situation.

Incumbency has a distinct advantage. People who “don’t get into politics” during most of their time are more likely to vote for “the guy who’s in there”, all else being equal. Incumbency, therefore, has its own magnetic draw. With Obama trailing 46 to 38, and 50 to 42 when leaners are factored in, he already has the incumbent magnetism in those numbers. And he’s still hurting badly. When the leaners are included, his generic opponent has already reached the magic 50 percent. And his incumbent draw is partially what has caused the “undecided” to actually be undecided: they prefer to vote for “the guy who’s there” but they don’t know.

With the incumbency advantage factored in, those who are undecided — having already been shifted to “undecided” by the incumbency draw — tend to break for the challenger on election day. This means the incumbency draw needs to have the incumbent above 50 percent while the undecided are undecided. And the opponent is at the 50 percent line instead.

I remember spending 2010 watching the Real Clear Politics House and Senate predictions. As 2010 started out, the predictions suggested Democrats had the advantage, with possible more Democrat gains in the House. But as 2010 progressed, the Democrats began sliding… and sliding… and falling… and tumbling to catastrophe. The incumbent draw was spent, and the undecideds were breaking heavily for Republicans.

Now, I don’t expect Obama to get a mere 38 percent of the vote (although it would be nice for that great a majority to see the light), but I do expect as the campaign season heats up and Obama continues his hyper-partisan activities, and Fast and Furious, Solyndra, etc continue to explode, the anti-Obama vote will continue to climb above 50. His incumbent draw has already reached saturation point.

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