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Fact-Free Liberals: Part IV

codgerelle Wrote: Jan 24, 2014 8:46 AM
Which is what they count on. The prevailing view seems to be that laws apply only to the law-abiding; all others may do as they please. People without moral standards can't be held to them.
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A Traffic Jam?

codgerelle Wrote: Jan 11, 2014 7:11 AM
I wasn't a Christie fan before, but I am now.
None of this should come as any surprise. In the late 1800's, the Fabian socialists in England, who espoused Marxism, opposed the violent overthrow of governments because they didn't think it necessary. In recruiting political candidates, they focused on the man whose primary goal was the amassment of personal power. They cared little about his specific beliefs, figuring (rightly) that these would prove quite malleable when his power was threatened. There's a stained glass window in the London School of Economics depicting the Fabian emblem of a wolf in sheep's clothing. The Fabians have been successful beyond their wildest dreams.
There were several other factors involved in the escalation of medical costs, none of which were addressed by this pretend Affordable Care Act. These include the lack of insurance portability across state lines, the lack of tort reform, and the mandates that required insurance companies to cover the human equivalent of oil changes in addition to covering the cost of repairing the car after the crash. I suspect that the whole point of this miserable exercise is to foment such chaos that a single-payer system will be gratefully embraced by a weary electorate. Harry Reid came dangerously close to admitting this shortly after Obamacare's debut.
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Obamacare Whac-A-Mole

codgerelle Wrote: Dec 27, 2013 10:35 AM
The breathtaking lawlessness and sheer dishonesty of this administration know no bounds. The O-Word gets away with what he does because any attempt to impeach him will be met with cries of "racism!", and race riots will accordingly be orchestrated. With the exception of Ted Cruz, the Republicans appear incapable of fighting fire with fire, and are skewered in the media if they so much as try. We are such toast.
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Obamacare: Silence of the Insurers

codgerelle Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 8:45 AM
The insurance companies will probably end up in extinction, which I strongly suspect was the goal all along.
He did not discriminate against the gay couple. What he did was to refuse to condone an action on their part which violated his religious beliefs. If he 'd refused to serve them at all, THAT would have been discrimination, but that's not what happened. I hope he appeals the decision.
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American Psychosis 2014

codgerelle Wrote: Dec 02, 2013 1:05 PM
About forty years ago, the groundwork was being laid for all of this. It began with the complete obfuscation of the difference between the respect for the RIGHT TO EXPRESS an opinion and respect for the opinion itself. The former is constitutionally mandated. The latter is not. When we declare all opinions equally worthy of respect, we give the lie equal credence with the truth, which is a moral evil. The time-honored search for truth has degenerated into a scramble to search for what will be believed, which--as it has turned out--is almost anything. God help us.
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Thanksgiving and Obamacare Don’t Mix

codgerelle Wrote: Nov 29, 2013 8:00 AM
If we saw a Saturday Night Live skit featuring nerds using Thanksgiving dinner to lobby for Obamacare, we'd be rolling in the aisles. Maybe it would show the family Funny Uncle leering at the chance to take earnest little Jenny up on her offer to "take some time with me to sign up right now?” The thought of all the comedic fodder here boggles the mind.
Never thought I'd say it, either, but I also agree with Baldwin. His own comments, while ill-advised, were at least spontaneous. Bashir's were premeditated.
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Only the Self-Reliant Remain Free

codgerelle Wrote: Nov 20, 2013 3:23 PM
"Think of the person who took his housing, food and health care from the government........What would he do if the government decided to stop providing him with the basics of life? What if a financial crisis made it impossible for the government to continue to provide him with the basics of life?" For a glimmer of an answer, one only has to look to the videos taken in Louisiana Wal-Marts during the few hours on October 12 that a computer glitch resulted in EBT cards showing no spending limits. There was a rampage to clear the shelves; when the cards came back on line, the looters who had not yet checked out fled.
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