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Health Care

Did Enterovirous Arrive from Central America?

November 2, 2014

That’s a question more and more parents want to know.  Evidence is mounting that the wave of enterovirus EV-D68 cases impacting students throughout the nation originated in Central America, giving fuel to the argument that Obama’s policy of sending those unaccompanied illegal minors to all 50 states may have spread this deadly virus. I’ve contended [...]

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Baffling: Bush Admin Covers Up WMDs in Iraq

October 17, 2014

The old WMD story has recently resurfaced and if what I’ve read is true, I’m beyond outraged. The back story:  Back in 2006 the Pentagon feared that the insurgents (particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, now ISIS) would use remnants of Saddam’s chemical weapon stockpile against US troops particularly for use in IEDs. Of course, that [...]

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Ebola and the Enterovirus — Preventable Plagues?

October 5, 2014

Right now two plagues are a scourge across America — Ebola and the Non-Polio Enterovirus D-68.  While our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of these highly infectious and deadly diseases making their rounds around the USA, two notions popped into my mind. First, how in the hell did Ebola get in the [...]

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Crisis Prone Day: Gaza Invasion, Malaysian Air Crash, Persistent Border Issues

July 17, 2014

It’s just one of those days. Israel invades Gaza.  After ten days of on-and-off ceasefires and peace talks, the Israelis decided that a blunt force trauma to the Hamas terrorist infrastructure would be the best move to secure their border.  Can’t blame Israel — they even announced days ago that they were coming in order [...]

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Two Big First Amendment SCOTUS Decisions

June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court handed down two big decisions today (5-4, predictably), one striking down parts of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the other allowing certain employees to opt out of union membership. The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision notes that since HHS has already carved out some exemptions for religious institutions to be exempt from the [...]

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Vatican Chief to Obama Administration: You are “Hostile Towards Christian Civilization”

March 24, 2014

Vatican chief justice Cardinal Raymond Burke said the following when asked about the Obama Administration in an interview for a Christian magazine: It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life [...]

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Jolly in Florida

March 12, 2014

Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a special election last night for Florida’s 13th Congressional district.  The district was historically Republican, but voted twice for Obama.  Jolly had a bloody primary battle, was trashed by the Establishment GOP last week, and was pitted against the Democrat machine with a candidate in Sink who [...]

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The Democrat’s Awful Work Ethos

February 9, 2014

In the midst of a CBO report indicating that Obamacare will be the direct cause for the loss of at least 2 million full-time jobs moving forward (that’s a low-ball number in my opinion), the spin from the left this week was outrageous!  To quote Nancy Pelosi, “this was one of [Obamacare's] goals: to give [...]

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Roe Plus 41

January 22, 2014

Ghastly math:  Roe v. Wade + 41 years = 55 million deaths. On this dark anniversary, tens of thousands braved Arctic cold and snow for the fortieth “March For Life” in Washington DC.  I was actually at one of these back in 1998.  It was inspiring to see so many others from all parts of [...]

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Common Core: A 2014 Sleeper Issue

January 12, 2014

I initially wanted to post on the horrible economic news from what should have been a gang-busters robust good news jobs report that we didn’t get on Friday, but this Common Core issue keeps reappearing, impacting local politics throughout the nation as well as my own classroom. To the uninitiated, Common Core is an attempt [...]

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Obamacare vs. Little Sisters of the Poor

January 4, 2014

Just to review, the First Amendment to the Constitution states in its first clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … That second part makes some very uncomfortable, and often is ignored in the courts. That being said, the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t approve of [...]

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Rush on the Establishment War Against the Tea Party

December 17, 2013

We know that House Speaker John Boehner has drawn a line in the sand, not against Obama and the ideological left, but on the Tea Party and the ideological right.  For a start, Establishment Congressman Peter “Let’s Attack Everyone Everywhere” King just started an anti-Tea Party PAC to oppose insurgents in the primaries. Well, Boehner [...]

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Obama Losing Millennials

December 4, 2013

The latest Harvard youth poll showed that the most hopey-changey age demographic in America is having a change of heart.  The 18-29 year-old demographic observed in the survey showed only 41% approve of the President’s job performance at present — an 11-point drop since April. This could be important.  The President’s demonstrable actions will not [...]

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Thanksgiving with Obamacare

November 27, 2013

Just when you thought it was safe to get together with family for Thanksgiving dinner and some football, your smarmy left-wing cousin (probably the one who refuses to eat the “charred flesh” of the “murdered bird” on the “corporate” Thanksgiving table) may try to ruin the concord with an out-of-place defense of Obamacare. How do [...]

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The Senate Just Got Nuked

November 21, 2013

There is an apocryphal story from a conversation once had between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in which GW referred to the Senate as a body whose purpose was to cool House legislation as a saucer is used to cool tea.  The Senate was a slow, deliberative body to counteract the tempestuous House.  From 1789 [...]

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James O’Keefe Strikes Again

November 12, 2013

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is at it again!  This group exposed the corruption with ACORN, the holes in our voter ID laws, trouble with the NJEA teacher’s union, and much more.  They are truly necessary watchdogs helping to expose political corruption, speaking truth to power (as well as to the rest of us). Now, Project [...]

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NHS in Crisis: A Warning from Across the Pond

November 10, 2013

The UK Daily Mail ran a commentary on the UK’s health system being on the verge of real crisis.  The culprit?  Bureaucratic ineptitude:  bad doctors get promotions; too many sick, not enough beds; massive waste, fraud, and abuse within the system; and more people are dying because of it.  While any system has its problems, [...]

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Valerie Jarrett’s “Facts” Reveal the Big Plan

October 29, 2013

Some voices have argued that the real intention of Obamacare was to lay the foundation for an eventual single-payer health care system.  This isn’t a secret — the left implies that very point often! However, the only way that happens is if Obamacare creates the conditions for a government takeover.  That’ll mean introducing chaos into [...]

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CBS’s Random Act of Journalism on Benghazi

October 28, 2013

Benghazi?  Wasn’t that, like, some “phony scandal” from a hundred years ago? Alas, no. The first murder of a US ambassador since 1979 doesn’t just go away, despite the MSM’s attempts to have us look the other way.  Yet, first CNN and now CBS have decided to dig a little deeper into what happened that [...]

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Is Delaying Obamacare Good or Bad for the GOP?

October 26, 2013

Now that the grandstanding has subsided and the Obama Administration has won their glorious roll-out of Obamacare, what is a Republican to do?  With Democrats lining up to push for a delay, a coalition in the Senate may emerge with enough votes to delay the individual mandate until after the 2014 Election.  That would be [...]

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Deep Blue Jersey Feeling Obamacare’s Sting

October 24, 2013

Many useful idiots here in the Garden State, who voted 58-41% to keep America an Obama Nation (including 60-70% of my county), probably didn’t see this coming:  because of the new insurance mandates under Obamacare an estimated 800,000 New Jerseyans will have their health insurance directly threatened, dropped, or face significant changes.  Even my plan [...]

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Obamacare: Screwing Up the Easy Part

October 21, 2013

Ron Fournier writing for the National Journal hits the nail on the head — Obama and crew should be “freaked out” about the unveiling of the President’s signature piece of legislation.  Granted, knowing the absolute train-wreck of a disaster Obamacare’s roll out has been, Obama did speak in the Rose Garden today to (sort of) [...]

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Letter from Disaffected College Grad on Obamacare

October 9, 2013

A viral Facebook post by 26 year old Ashley Dionne pretty much says it:  Obamacare has “raped my future.”  With a bachelors degree she’s overqualified for many of the jobs which are available, barely works 32 hours a week (for now), her health care premiums have skyrocketed, and she has mild cerebral palsy (a pre-existing [...]

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The Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

I looked up — the sky was still there.  I looked down — a giant hole did not swallow me up.  Life is good. Last night the federal government shutdown — let the political circus begin!  Since the MSM is primarily DC/government centric, they are in a predictable frenzy.  However, if your job is a [...]

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Senate GOP Stands with Obamacare

September 27, 2013

Funding for Obamacare is back on the table and headed for the House.  The cloture vote (essentially a vote to end debate and have a meaningful, real vote) passed 79-19.  That means 25 Republicans joined hands with all the Democrats.  On the real vote, the tally was 54-44 in favor of adding Obamacare funding back [...]

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Cruz Control*

September 25, 2013

Twenty-one hours of Ted Cruz yesterday on the Senate floor pounding Obamacare was great!  Whether or not anything good was going to come from the gesture the point was made, those who listened got a civics lesson, and those who believe in limited government appreciated a DC Republican sounding different than a Democrat for a [...]

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The Establishment War on Ted Cruz

September 23, 2013

Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace interviewed Texas Senator Ted Cruz this weekend with an interesting twist.  Wallace admitted to Karl Rove that …As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions — not from Democrats, but from top Republicans — to hammer Cruz. Why are [...]

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House Votes to Defund Obamacare

September 20, 2013

So, the House bit the bullet and voted 230-189 for a continuing resolution (since those antiquated things called “budgets” are from a seemingly bygone era) to defund Obamacare while keeping the rest of the government open.  Though Dead On Arrival in the Senate, the House did the right thing by forcing another debate. Now things [...]

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House GOP to Push Obamacare Defund Vote

September 18, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner finally bent to the pressure within his caucus to push for a vote to defund Obamacare, threatening a showdown with Senate Democrats and the President which could result in a government shutdown October 1.  While I’d love a full repeal, I’ll take the GOP short-term proposal which doesn’t repeal Obamacare (yet), [...]

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Obamacare “Death Panel” Faces Increased Democrat Opposition

August 8, 2013

Obamacare’s “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” or IPAB, now has at least 22 high profile Democrats backing its repeal, which now includes Howard Dean who argues that IPAB makes the system more bureaucratic. One doesn’t need a long drawn out excuse to oppose IPAB — it sucks on its own accord. IPAB is a rationing board [...]

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