So, Eric Cantor, Senator from VA, has pretty much called Harry Reid a scared scaredy cat, and triple dog dared him to bring the Health Care Repeal to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
“If Harry Reid is so confident that the repeal vote should die in the Senate then he should bring it up for a vote if he’s so confident he’s got the votes,” Cantor said.
Of course, Reid is full of more chicken shit then the floor at a Purdue farm, so I’m betting he won’t allow it. As HotAir’s Ed Morrissey points out:
Reid knows, however, that it’s his Democrats who have alienated the electorate through the passage of ObamaCare — and so does Cantor. In fact, so do a number of Reid’s colleagues in the Senate, 23 of whom have to face voters next year. Some, such as Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana, had hoped to spend the 112th Session casting enough conservative votes to get their constituents to forget the ObamaCare vote in 2010. The last thing many of them need is to be forced to support it again in this session, even with a cloture vote.
This is all kinds of awesome. Go read it.
But now you insist on a full-body scan, a fairly accurate representation of my naked image to be viewed by a total stranger? Or alternatively, the full-body pat-down, which, as the junk man correctly noted, would be sexual assault if performed by anyone else?
This time you have gone too far, Big Bro’. The sleeping giant awakes. Take my shoes, remove my belt, waste my time and try my patience. But don’t touch my junk.
This video disturbs me on so many levels.
My vision turned red the first time I saw this little 3 yr old girl kicking at the TSA agents while screaming, “Don’t touch me!” The Mama Grizzly in me wanted to jump through the screen back in time and stand between that baby girl and that TSA agent. I wanted to lay some smack down on someone on that child’s behalf.
My next instinct was to scream at the parents. How could they? How could that father just stand by, running his cell phone cam when his child was in such obvious distress? Yea, there was definitely a story there, but the man should be a father first, reporter second – not the other way around. Arrgghh!! And the mom… Maybe my vision is skewed here, being that I’m a mom with a couple of kids on the Autism spectrum, but really? I can kind of see where she tries to make the best of a bad situation. She tries to pick up the child and comfort her while the screener keeps grabbing at her. But seriously? I wouldn’t have let them touch my child in the first place. I would raise holy hell. They would be dragging my butt to jail, because if some laid a hand on my child, there would be punches thrown.
But my anger and frustration with the parents melted away as I listened to the interview with the TSA Supervisor. I was absolutely horrified to hear the TSA Supervisor say that they need to “turn it into a game.” Are you kidding? TSA is not the best at background checks, even hiring illegals, felons, and kid-touchers.
“Indeed, back in March it emerged that TSA worker Sean Shanahan, who was employed at Boston Logan International Airport to pat down passengers, had been charged with multiple child sex crimes targeting an underage girl.” —Prison Planet
So their bright idea is to make these searches – which, by the way, means touching in ways that would get most people sent to prison – into games? WTF? I want to know what this guy is smoking that he thinks it’s ok for anyone to lay hands on a child in such a manner. Oh, but the alternative is to go through an x-ray machine without the benefit of that lead-lined skirt they give you at the hospital to protect your bits and pieces from radiation. Oh yea. Lets do that. /facepalm.
My outrage at TSA is only magnified after reading accounts like this – a young mother prevented from making sure her autistic toddler doesn’t wander off – the comments here, and listening to accounts like this one:
After all this testimony, I am more pissed then ever at our ineffective, inept TSA, and the Government, that not only continues to allow this rampant violation of our Constitutional 4th Amendment Rights, but tries to tell us it’s all for our good and we should just go along with the public molestation. Really, Janet Napolitano, really? I mean, when the government is in the business of terrorizing children and molesting law abiding citizens who wish to make use of a private enterprise, I think you could almost say that the Terrorists are winning this round. Geez.
And while Democrats have been reluctant to campaign on their sweeping health care overhaul, which will eventually provide millions in government subsidies, they’ve been more eager to slam any Republican as heartless and irresponsible for proposing plans to “privatize” the veterans health system — if not the Department of Veterans Affairs altogether.
Um, first of all, The Dems are distorting the GOP ideas on this. Right now there is such a backlog in the VA Hospital System, it’s almost sick. The GOP ideas would let Vets get their care in the private system if they so desire or need. VA care would still be available to the Vets, but they would have the option of getting vouchers to go elsewhere if they wanted.
Second… Do they really want to play this card? Really? I mean… Remember back in March 2009 when it was President Obama who actually wanted to force Vets to pay for their own health care? Remember this:
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance. (CNN)
Umm… so…. who is it that wants to take away our veterans’ health care??
Actually, this does not surprise me one bit:
Anyone seeking low-wage employment as a fry cook or burger flipper at fast food restaurants in Calif. will soon have to pass a state-administered licensing exam to assure they are skilled in their ‘trades.’
Looks like California has found a new method of fundraising.
A little-noticed section of the Wall Street reform law grants the federal government broad new powers to compel financial firms to hire more women and minorities — an effort at promoting diversity that’s drawing fire from Republicans who say it could lead to de facto hiring quotas.
Deep inside the massive overhaul bill, Congress gives the federal government authority to terminate contracts with any financial firm that fails to ensure the “fair inclusion” of women and minorities, forcing every kind of company from a Wall Street giant to a mom-and-pop law office to account for the composition of its work force.
But here’s the kicker, Ms. Susan Collins, a RINO from Maine says:
“It is very sweeping, from my review of the legislation,” said Collins, who voted for the bill. “It talks not just about federal offices and agencies. It also talks about contractors and subcontractors, and so the implications are very unclear and can be read to require quotas, and that’s an entirely different and controversial debate and does not belong in the financial bill.”
Then why, why, why did you vote for this monstrosity?!?! This whole thing is just a mess! This was like HCR 2.0. Did she even bother to read the bill before she voted for it? If so, why vote yes on something that is full of things like this, that just don’t belong in a financial bill? ARRGGHH!
There are no clearly defined quotas, or standards of diversity. It’s up to whoever is in charge of implementing this nonsense – probably another soon-to-be-appointed Czar – to decide whether or not to enforce this Affirmative Action on these companies. This bit especially gets me:
forcing every kind of company from a Wall Street giant to a mom-and-pop law office to account for the composition of its work force.
So, essentially, if your office doesn’t meet up with some arbitrary idea of what a “diverse workforce” should be, someone needs to get fired so we can hire a different skin tone. How is that not racism?
And just where is this blatant racism coming from? Not Breitbart or the teaparties. Nope, it’s coming from the Federal Government.
File this one under “DUH!” Tea Partiers and Conservatives (and no, they aren’t always the same thing) said this months ago, before Obamacare was passed. Looks like now that it has been rammed down our throats despite over 60% of the American people saying they did NOT want it… now the Main Stream Media decides to catch up…
Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can’t find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation’s new health law.
That might come as a surprise to those who thought getting 32 million more people covered by health insurance would ease ER crowding. It would seem these patients would be able to get routine health care by visiting a doctor’s office, as most of the insured do.
But it’s not that simple. Consider:
_There’s already a shortage of front-line family physicians in some places and experts think that will get worse.
_People without insurance aren’t the ones filling up the nation’s emergency rooms. Far from it. The uninsured are no more likely to use ERs than people with private insurance, perhaps because they’re wary of huge bills.
_The biggest users of emergency rooms by far are Medicaid recipients. And the new health insurance law will increase their ranks by about 16 million. Medicaid is the state and federal program for low-income families and the disabled. And many family doctors limit the number of Medicaid patients they take because of low government reimbursements.
_ERs are already crowded and hospitals are just now finding solutions.
Rand Corp. researcher Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann predicts this from the new law: “More people will have coverage and will be less afraid to go to the emergency department if they’re sick or hurt and have nowhere else to go…. We just don’t have other places in the system for these folks to go.”
From the land of socialized medicine, Britain, a woman died on the operating table 4 years after a drunken fall left her with a 6 inch toilet brush handle stuck in her derriere.
You see, she fell in 2005. It was 2 years before any doctor would take her seriously. In 2007, 2 operations failed to remove the handle. 2 years later, she was in so much pain, she opted for a dangerous, and eventually fatal operation. The problem – the handle had been embedded in her butt for so long, it was now part of her pelvis.
Oh yes, her husband is suing.
“OK she was drunk, but they didn’t take her seriously,” he said. “She showed them the wound, but they didn’t do a proper examination. I think it was probably down to the hospitals trying to save money and doing things as cheaply as possible.” source
Did you catch that last bit? This went unnoticed for 2 years because the hospitals were “trying to save money and doing things as cheaply as possible.” That is socialized medicine for you. And that is what America is headed for with Obamacare. Fun times, huh?