President Barack Obama’s Complete List Of Historic Firsts (Doug Ross)

President Barack Obama’s Complete List Of Historic Firsts [Updated] – Doug Ross Journal

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LAW AND JUSTICE

• First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period – Source: Huffington Post)

• First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)

• First President to Sign into Law a Bill That Permits the Government to “Hold Anyone Suspected of Being Associated With Terrorism Indefinitely, Without Any Form of Due Process. No Indictment. No Judge or Jury. No Evidence. No Trial. Just an Indefinite Jail Sentence” (NDAA Bill – Source: Business Insider)

• First President to Refuse to Tell the Public What He Did For Eight (8) Hours After Being Informed That a U.S. Ambassador Was Facing Imminent Death During a Terror Attack (Source: Mediate)

• First President to Lie About the Reason For an Ambassador’s Death, Blaming it on an Internet Video Rather Than What He Knew to be the Case: the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia (Source: House Oversight Committee, et. al.)

• First President to Have an Innocent Filmmaker Thrown in Jail After Lying About the Cause for a Deadly Attack on U.S. Diplomats, Using the Filmmaker as a Scapegoat (Source: CNN)

• First President to Use the IRS to “Unfairly Target Political Enemies” as Well as pro-Catholic and pro-Jewish Groups (Source: Sen. Ted Cruz)

• First President to Unlawfully Seize Telephone Records of More than 100 Reporters to Intimidate and/or Bully Them (Source: Associated Press)

• First President to Witness a Single Cabinet Secretary Commit Multiple Hatch Act Violations Without Acting, Speaking Out, Disciplining or Firing That Person (Source: New York Times)

• First President to Personally Lobby Senators to Violate Senate Rules and Destroy the Filibuster Through “The Nuclear Option” to Consolidate More Executive Power (Source: Wall Street Journal)

• First President to create his own propaganda news network and “bypass journalists… [having] developed [his] own network of websites, social media and even created an online newscast to dispense favorable information and images” (Source: Associated Press)

• First President to Barricade Open-Air Government Monuments During a Partial Government Shutdown (Source: Rep. Steve Stockman)

• First President to Have His Attorney General Held in Criminal Contempt of Congress For His Efforts to Cover Up Operation Fast and Furious, That Killed Over 300 Individuals (Source: Politico)

• First President to claim Executive Privilege to shield a sitting Attorney General from a Contempt of Congress finding for perjury and withholding evidence from lawful subpoenas (Source: Business Insider)

• First President to Issue Unlawful “Recess-Appointments” Over a Long Weekend – While the U.S. Senate Remained in Session (against the advice of his own Justice Department – Source: United States Court of Appeals)

• First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case (Source: Gawker)

• First President to “Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions” (Source: DHS documents uncovered by Judicial Watch)

• First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)

• First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places (the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, Source: Investors Business Daily)

• First President to Refuse to Comply With a House Oversight Committee Subpoena (Source: Heritage Foundation)

• First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It (Defense of Marriage Act – Source: ABC News)

• First President to Increase Surveillance of American Citizen Under the Patriot Act by 1,000 Percent in Four Years (Source: NBC News)

• First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees (BP Oil Spill Relief Fund – Source: Fox News)

• First President to Have a Law Signed By an ‘Auto-pen’ Without Being “Present” (Source: The New York Times)

SCANDALS

• First President to publicly announce an enemies list (consisting of his opponents campaign contributors; and to use the instrumentalities of government to punish those on the list – Source: Heritage Foundation)

• First President to Attempt to Block Legally-Required 60-Day Layoff Notices by Government Contractors Due to His Own Cuts to Defense Spending – Because The Notices Would Occur Before the Election. (Source: National Journal)

• First President to Intentionally Disable Credit Card Security Measures (in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fundraising measures – Source: Power Line)

• First President to send 80 percent of a $16 billion program (green energy) to his campaign bundlers and contributors, leaving only 20% to those who did not contribute. (Source: Washington Examiner)

• First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts (Source: Wall Street Journal)

• First President to issue an Executive Order implementing a “Racial Justice System”, a system that tries to achieve “racially equivalent outcomes” for crimes (Source: Daily Caller)

• First President to Leak Confidential IRS Tax Records to Groups Aligned Politically With Him for Partisan Advantage (Source: The Hill Newspaper)

• First President to Use the EPA to Punish Political Enemies and Reward Political Allies (Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute)

• First President to Send Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to His Wife’s Former Employer (Source: White House Dossier)

• First President to Openly Use the Department of Justice to Intimidate Political Opponents and Threaten Companies to Donate to His Campaign (Source: Peter Schweizer, Extortion)

• First President to Direct His Census Dept. to Make Up Favorable Employment Data In Run-Up to His Reelection Campaign (Source: New York Post)

• First President to Have His Administration Fund an Organization Tied to the Cop-Killing Terrorist Group, the Weather Underground (Source: National Review)

ECONOMY

• First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government (Source: Reuters)

• First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat (Source: Christian Science Monitor)

• First President to Move America Past the Dependency Tipping Point, In Which 51% of Households Now Pay No Income Taxes (Source: Center for Individual Freedom)

• First President to Increase Food Stamp Spending By More Than 100% in Less Than Four Years (Source: Sen. Jeff Sessions)

• First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on ‘Shovel-Ready’ Jobs – and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs (Source: President Obama during an early meeting of his ‘Jobs Council’)

• First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases (Source: The Hill)

• First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters (Source: Wall Street Journal)

• First President to Propose Budgets So Unreasonable That Not a Single Representative From Either Party Would Cast a Vote in Favor (Sources: The Hill, Open Market)

• First President Whose Economic Policies Have the Number of Americans on Disability Exceed the Population of New York (Source: CNS News)

• First President to Sign a Law Requiring All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party (Source: Wall Street Journal)

• First President to Sue States For Enforcing Immigration Laws Passed by Congress (Source: The Arizona Republic newspaper)

• First President to See America Lose Its Status as the World’s Largest Economy (Source: Peterson Institute)

• First President to redistribute $26.5 billion of the taxpayers’ funds to his union supporters in the UAW (Source: Heritage Foundation)

• First President to Threaten an Auto Company (Ford) After It Publicly Mocked Bailouts of GM and Chrysler (Source: Detroit News)

• First President to Run a Record 5 Straight Years of Deficits for the Disability Trust Fund (Source: CNS)

• First President to Attempt to Bully a Major Manufacturing Company Into Not Opening a Factory in a Right-to-Work State (Boeing’s facility in South Carolina – Source: Wall Street Journal)

ENERGY POLICY

• First President to Endanger the Stability of the Electric Grid by Shutting Down Hundreds of Coal-Fired Plants Without Adequate Replacement Technologies (Source: National Electric Reliability Corporation – PDF)

• First President to Have His EPA Repudiated by a Federal Judge for “Overstepping Its Powers” When They Attempted to Shut Down Coal Operations in Appalachia (Source: Huffington Post)

• First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (Source: Politico)

NATIONAL SECURITY AND WORLD AFFAIRS

• First President to Lie Repeatedly to the American People About the Murder of a U.S. Ambassador and Three Other Diplomatic Personnel for Purely Political Reasons, Rewriting a “Talking Points” Memo No Fewer Than a Dozen Times to Avoid Referencing a Pre-Planned Terror Attack (Source: ABC News)

• First President to Openly Defy a Congressional Order Not To Share Sensitive Nuclear Defense Secrets With the Russian Government (Sources: ABC News, Rep. Michael Turner)

• First President to Leak Highly Classified Military and Intelligence Secrets to Hollywood In Order to Promote a Movie That Could Help His Reelection Campaign (Source: Judicial Watch)

• First President to Renounce the Monroe Doctrine of National Security in the Western Hemisphere (Source: Wall Street Journal)

• First Nobel Peace Prize Winner to State “I’m Really Good At Killing People” (Regarding His Drone Strikes) (Source: Business Insider)

• First President to Snub the Vatican by Closing U.S. Embassy (Source: Washington Times, “Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roman Catholics”)

• First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space (Sources: USA Today, ABC News)

• First President to press for a “treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and rights to half of all offshore oil revenue” (The Law Of The Sea Treaty, Source: Investors Business Daily)

• First President to send $200 million to a terrorist organization (Hamas) after Congress had explicitly frozen the money for fear it would fund attacks against civilians (Sources: American Thinker, The Independent [UK])

MISCELLANIA

• First President to Insert Himself into White House Biographies of Past Presidents (Source: The New York Times).

• First President to Complete 150 Rounds of Golf in Less Than Five Years in Office (Source: Yahoo! News)

But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs, affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is repaired, etc., etc., etc.

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A weekend blog tour

Animal Magnetism leads us off with a bit of vampire history

Donald Douglas has your awww moment

Bearing Arms has that awkward moment a burglar experiences when he picks the wrong house

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns sums up Harry Reid

He’s Pretty Fly has Obama’s tech team

1389 Obamacare sucks more every day

90 Miles has the majesty of space

Fritz looks at Team Obama’s lawlessness

Act Well Your Part has a look at God’s creation

Robert has a look at Obamacare then, and now

Among the Joshua Trees has a great beer!

Angry Mike has Smokin’ Hot Friday!

Blackmailers Don’t Shoot has yet another Liberal who woke up to the reality of Obamacare

Bring the Heat has a trip down Memory Lane

Call Me Stormy explains some superstitions

Camp of the Saints has a recommendation

Captain’s Journal: New study labels gun owners RAAAAACISTS!

Matt has some good advice we hope you will not need

Bill Quick: Is Senator Reid senile?

Sultan Knish has the Friday roundup 

The Other McCain: Court rules it is OK to talk dirty to kids

Doug Powers looks at the sticker shock Obamacare is causing

Doug Ross has a meme collision you must see

Fire Andrea Mitchell notes that the Left is already blaming the Tea Party for the LAX shooting

Free North Carolina has some historical debate

Fuzzy Slippers has yet another take on how bad Ocare is

Gateway Pundit notes a disgrace that should sicken us all

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: Severe child abuse alleged at Ohio Mosque

Guns Save Lives: San Franfreako magazine ban

Big Fur Hat notes the passing of an actresses brain

BC: take that Wendy Davis

American Perspective has your weekend laugh

Moonbattery reminds us that Obamacare is made to fail

Motor City Times: Bear 1 car 0

Pirates Cove: Obama abusing executive orders again

Pitsnipes has Ebony, and Ivory

Political Clown Parade: Screw you Alan Grayson

Proof Positive has Alyssa Milano

Jeff Goldstein: It is all about power plain and simple

Randy has THE picture!

Reaganite Republican has Miss Vietnam

Rumbear has a good toon

Say Anything: That Rep. Pallone is quite the douche nozzle

That Mr. G Guy: Shooting the Shit….

Lonely Conservative: Democrats are united in their moral retardation

Right Scoop: Noted MSNBS race baiter owned by Israeli security expert

Right Way has the Friday Babe

Theo has the Best of the Web

Wine, Women and politics has some sexy ladies in fur

A Nod to The Gods has some advice for the GOP, Don’t Blow it!

Double Trouble has BOOBIES!

Feral Irishman has WOW!

Hookers and Booze has a thought

Expect more updates later

The Best of the Blogs

In an effort to return to my link-a-round, and Rule 5 posts, I offer up this post, Best of the Blogs

Remember Samantha Fox? Fritz does

Blackmailers Don’t Shoot offers up yet another Liberal FAIL

The Lonely Conservative: Fire Obama voters first

1389 Blog: Why does Healthcare.gov as you to register to vote anyway?

90 Miles has a look at an armed rally at the Alamo

Act Well Your part quotes Madison

Donald Douglas has some Rule 5 linkage!

Bob Belvedere is as mad as Hell, and, well you know the rest

Soylent Siberia celebrates football, and cheerleaders!

PiratesCove has “If All You See” and Sunday Sorta Blogless Pin Up

Proof Positive has the Friday Night Babe and Judge Jeanine! AND the Best of the Web!

Randy has an award for Sgt. Schultz!

Woodsterman has a joke about boobs

Wine, Women, and Politics has Saturday Sweeties NSFW

Animal Magnetism has Rule 5 Friday

Postal Dog has a video by some band, with a hot chick in it

Knuckledraggin has your Good Morning Girl

Say Anything has a video that will explain just how ignorant of history we are

Reaganite Republican has the story of a former Obamabot that gets it now

Michelle Malkin has your homeland insecurity post

Wyblog: Why does Detroit hate old folks?

Doug Ross: How is that “free” health care working out for you Obamabots?

Theo has the Bed Time Totty and Mammo-Grahams

American Perspective looks at a real Halloween fright-Obama Care!

Rum Bear wonders if Obama Care will cover Cranial Rectalitis

Angry Mike Smokin’ Hot!

EBL has  Mischa Barton. then, and now

Hookers and Booze has the Hooker of the Week

Miss K has Saturday Night Hotties

Pitsnipes has Andressa Urach

Last Tradition has Valerie Mason

TheOther McCain has Rule 5 Sunday (last week) and this week and a look at two bastards that deserve a painful prison stay

Bearing Arms, why Stand Your Ground Laws are needed and also, gun control myths destroyed in five minutes

Big Hollywood: Oliver Stone is still a backasswards mouth breather!

Blazing Cat Fur: Those Palestinians Nazis are such kidders

Cordite has Blue Monday

Conservative Hideout: Rachel Maddow is the queen of doctored footage also see Sunday links!

Doug Powers: Oh MSNBS!

Gateway Pundit: 2000 bikers shut down Westboro Bastards!

Big Fur Hat: Yep, Kim Kardashian’s ass still has its own zip code

I’m 41 has a good Rush videeo

Intellectual Froglegs has Joe Dan’s latest video up

It Ain’t Holy Water has an eye execercise

Becca Lower: Oh My Achin Rubio!

Moonbattery has your Useless Leftist Hack of the day

Motor City Times: SPEED

Your Sunday Best

Smitty has video of Ted Nugent. I cannot agree more Ted

Zilla has an appreciation for gun appreciation

Allergic to Bull mocks Time Warner’s double standards

Steve: The population control nuts are back

1389: Muslim Thuggery

 

Ted sums up Mayor Bloomberg: That’s funny.  Most people I know are not Socialist Elitist Power Mad Authoritarians with around the clock armed bodyguards.

Donald Douglas has a video with an incredibly sexy Marina Lambrini Diamandis singing in the shower with a bunch of Metrosexuals

Bob Belvedere honors Emmanuelle Chriqui

emmanuelle-chriqui-tb-020Matt debunks the false racial narrative

Matt also has this cartoon

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Bill Quick: Some idiots should not have guns

Doug Ross: Eric Holder, a gun-runner pursuing himself

EBL has the naughty Anna Kendrick

Gateway Pundit has your demagogue of the day

BC is not a fan of Michelle Obama’s new do

 

Feral Irishman has one cool pooch

Maggie: It is not the guns, it is the lax sentencing

William Teach has his Blogelss Pin Up Post

Randy: If Joe Biden donated his brain to science….

Proof has your links 

Reaganite Republican: That Miss Croatia makes me feel funny

Rio Norte. Liberals really are that ignorant!

That Mr. G Guy: Media Malpractice

Classic Liberal: PORK

Last Tradition has Rush saying what I have been saying for weeks now

Lonely Conservative: Newsweek still sucks

The Right Scoop: God Bless General Lee

Theo: TOTTY

 

Troglopundit: I still love BJ and the Bear

 

Milton Wolf goes Napolean Dynamite on Manti and Barack

Wyblog: When Liberals face the truth of “free”

Zion’s Trumpet: Schuck you Senator Fumer!

 

More proof that Liberals are the enemy of working Americans and the poor

 

I have long thought that one of the biggest lies Democrats tell, repeatedly, is that they care about the poor, and are the party of working Americans. They may use such rhetoric to get votes, but, in fact, the Democrats tax hikes and regulations hurt the poor because any cost to businesses are naturally passed down to the line to those least able to pay higher prices for food, gas, clothes. Doug Ross has a story today that illustrates how the Left’s green energy policies are hitting the poor hardest

Try and contain your shock.

Last week, Examiner columnist and Manhattan Institute fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth, author of the new book “Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America’s Economy,” explained that:

Most people think green is good but pay little attention to associated increases in costs. In 2015, it will cost between $49 and $79 to generate one megawatt hour of electricity from natural gas. A megawatt hour from onshore wind will cost between $75 and $138, and from solar photovoltaic will cost between $242 and $455.

As her book demonstrates in this chart, rising costs of energy hit lower-income Americans the hardest, because they spend a higher proportion of their incomes on energy.

The fact is that the policies of the Left destroy wealth, and ambition, and productivity, and most chances for climbing out of poverty. These policies only serve to entrench the poor where they are on the socioeconomic ladder. Like every bastard ideology born out of Marxism, Liberalism promises equality, but delivers only an equality of misery. Instead of being a way up, Liberal policies are a massive roadblock to anyone seeking to better their plight.

 

What to say after four years of blogging? How about thanks! Updated through the weekend

A simple word, thank you. To those who link us here, who comment, to those who read this blog every day, thank you! Here is a salute to our blogging allies for all their help, and inspiration since 2008.

Lance Burri AKA Troglopundit

RS McCain is STILL on that Brett Kimberlin watch!

Chris WQysocki: A mandate, a tax, a penalty and John Roberts walk into a bar…..

Zilla rocks!

Zion’s Trumpet is doing fine work. Today he imitates a famous NFL coach, Jim Mora. “Free? Don’t talk about free! Free?”

BC at I’m a Man, I’m 41 has been very kind, and has a great clip of Reagan

Ted has two words for Obamacare proponents

Adrienne links often, and we thank her

Robert, like Ed and I, always lets you know what he thinks

Aleister has a great cartoon

Donald Douglas has been great to us, and has a thing for Erin Andrews, who can blame him

Blazing Cat Fur is another good friend to us, and who else would bring us news of the newest wacky Leftist demographic Mud Rasslin Trannies for Palestine!

Bring the Heat has linked us for a long time, and that is good, because where else would you read about things like Laser-Induced Plasma Channel to Destroy Targets With Lightning

Bunkerville is a supporter of this blog, and NOT a member of the John Roberts Fan Club 

The Busy Post has become a good friend too, and wonders when the Obama Administration will just demand we turn over our wallets

CM Blake offers up another take on Justice Roberts

Bob Belvedere is a no-nonsense, unapologetic Conservative who likes hot women, no wonder he likes Ed and I

The Conservative Hideout is an awesome friend to Ed and I, and a great defender of liberty!

Of course there ARE those blogs who really SHOULD link us but, for some reason do not. But I would not want to mention their names just to maybe get them to link us and help increase our traffic or anything. So, I will NOT mention Bill Quick or Pete, Da Tech Guy either. Nor will I say the name Doug Ross, no matter how good a job they do at that blog. And Jim Hoft? Nope! No linky love from the Gateway Pundit either. And an Instalanche or two? Is that too much to ask? Even inclusion on William Jacobson’e blogroll is beyond us. And, heartache of all heartaches for me? No linky love from My Blogging Role Model.

Sitting on the Edge of My Sandbox links us, and has a game Justice Roberts can play

Jamie Jeffords? A fine blog for fans of politics, sci-fi, or babes

GD 44 links us thanks!

Thanks to Steve Burri, he is a creative funny blogger

Hungry for some good blogging fruit? Head over to the Frugal Cafe

Full Metal Patriot asks the SCOTUS the eternal question WTF?

Big Fur Hat has linked a few times, which we appreciate

Jake Finnegan linked us often, I wonder where the Hell he is?

King Shamus links us regularly and keeps us aBREAST of the new dining fad

The laughing Conservative is always good for some political humor

The LIberal Guy, who is not really Liberal, links us and we thank him, but he really needs to watch his bikini wearing pics

Maggie is a fantastic buddy to us, and  a damn fine blogger!

The Mind Numbed Robot is a great friend, and I miss his fine blogging

Moonbattery blogrolls us, cause we are cool like that. And connects another dot in the Fast & Furious/Gun Control scheme

Steve at Motor City Times is a long time linker, and he gets the irony of November

Obi’s Sister? She is OK, for a Georgia fan

Wiiliam Teach links us every Sunday, and other days too, and he keeps the light on those Warmist types

Pitsnipes Gripes is a great source for laughs and babes

POH Diaries reminds us not to forget the Stupid Factor

PJM ponders a statement Justice Roberts made in his decision

Proof Positive always has outstanding link-a-rounds

Jill has a great post up regarding Roberts and taxing powers

Randy sums the Congressional Black caucus up in one word-DISGRACE!

Reaganite Republican has face palms

Rio Norte has a great line

Saber Point offers the argument for null…….

Sentry Journal ponder whether Roberts got it right or…….

Say Anything finds the bombshell about Fast and Furious

Pat Austin has two words for us, Resolve and Determination

Wyatt Earp: It is hard out there for a legend

Teresamerica: Islamic Supremacy in Michigan

Forget about the Brett Kimberlin saga? Not That Mr. G Guy

The Classic Liberal has been linking us a long time, thanks!

The Lonely Conservative has a map you really need to read

The Right Way has his Friday Babe

Theo Spark reminds us to say clean

Thanks to Valley of the Shadow for the links

Milton Wolf, who is kicking ass with his video spots reminds us that it is up to us to kill the Obamacare Bill

Feral Irishman, what a cool blog, so much political INcorrectness

Hell on Earth is a Rule 5 legend

Guns and Bikinis has a sick sense of humor

Knuckledraggin.. Women and Parking

Hookers and Booze

Soylent Green has some NSFW pics, and also great posts that make you think, and are still NSFW

UPDATED! Bill Quick links and we thank him!

Well, isn’t that special

Let’s see here, Boeing tries to build a plant in a right-to-work state, South Carolina, and the National Labor Relations Board raises Hell. But, G.E. a BIG Obama supporter wants to build in Alabama, another right-to-work state, and the NLRB is silent! HMMMMMMMMMM, Doug Ross smells something, fishy You know, maybe it is like Obama said, it is just math

Do the math:

1. Alabama is a wonderfully free “right-to-work” state, which simply means it prevents unions from extracting dues from workers who do not wish to join.

2. General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt is the poster-boy for crony capitalism, having backed Obama’s rush to socialized medicine and green energy to benefit various of its business units.

3. It turns out that GE’s Aviation division is breaking ground on a new factory in Alabama. And, unlike Boeing, which tried to build a factory in a right-to-work-state, the National Labor Relations Board hasn’t uttered a peep. But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.

Darn those coincidences! Doug Ross also notes the difference in right-to-work states versus states that force workers to pay union ransoms, I mean dues. So much for unions being pro-workers

The Lonely Conservative and Wyblog are also all over this

Doug Ross: Why yes, ObamaCare IS working………

If by working you mean driving up premiums, driving us towards single payer, driving doctors OUT of the medical field and of course driving health insurers out of business. More, and MUCH more of the destruction at Doug Ross!

Everything they said about this bill was a lie. And that includes the word “the”, “patient” and “protection”. Worse still: the bill hasn’t truly kicked in yet.

CT: Anthem Approved For Health Rate Hikes As High As 47 Percent.

FL: Blue Cross Blue Shield: Rates Up 10% in 8 Months. Excerpt: “President Obama told us that under his plan, health insurance premiums would go down. I think he forgot to tell Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.”

NC: Celtic: Half of 18% Premium Increase Due to ObamaCare.

NY: Insurance for New York City small businesses rise as much as 74% in 2011. Excerpt: “[The company CFO] wants to know why [the] health care provider, GHI, is asking state regulators for permission to hike insurance premiums by 50% to 74%. …The only solution he sees to rising rates is maintaining his current staff of 10 employees, instead of expanding—which does nothing to reduce the city’s 9.4% unemployment rate.”

OR: Regence BlueCross BlueShield: Expect Up to 17% Rate Hikes.

WI: Celtic Insurance Premiums To Rise 18%.

And those headlines are, my friends ONLY the tip of the Obama Iceberg! Oh, but don’t worry folks, if you really get sick, the government will help, plan your death that is!

The White House is pushing back against a front-page New York Times story out Sunday that suggests end-of-life planning policies — or “death panels” as termed by critics — have been resurrected through Obama administration rule-making.

The new Medicare rule that takes effect on Jan. 1 will allow payment for doctors to provide counseling to help beneficiaries deal with end-of-life planning assistance. The “voluntary advance care planning” is included in a Medicare regulation issued Dec. 3 that covers annual checkups, known as wellness visits.

But the White House said Sunday the end-of-life planning provisions aren’t new to health care services provided by the government.

“The Times story is wrong. This benefit was signed into law under President Bush. The only thing new here is a regulation allowing the discussions –authorized in 2003 by the prescription drug benefit — to happen in the context of the new annual wellness visit created by the Affordable Care Act,” said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin.

When similar wording to the rule appeared in the health care bill debated earlier this year, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, complained loudly that the provision would “start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia.”

If it is Sunday………..

Then it must be Rule 5 Sunday here at The DaleyGator, so here’s a salute to all those blogs celebrating hotness!

Crazy Asian Robot Babe at The Reb

Theo has games girls play as well as the Sunday Tottie

Donald Douglas, noted pervert, is always a sure bet for Rule 5, even when he is blogging about a serious story, or about Natatlie Portman’s infamous Lesbian scene in Black Swan, or about the wonder of Lucy Pinder’s breasts

An American Lion has some model named Xara, nice name

Blazing Cat fur has the scoop on the Slut Gene?

Bring the Heat brings us news on German biker chicks!

Bob Belvedere: With a name like Aria Giovanni, she must be SMOKING! Yes, Bob, yes indeed! Bob also features some other beauties

Matt has some linkage you need to see

Doug Powers features the Bimbo QB Tom Brady,and his Bimbo squueze!

Doug Ross checks out some cupcakes?

Jaime Jeffords has Jessica Stam.

Fountain Abbey: CATFIGHT!

Billy Bob has a thing for smoking hot goddesses!

Hookers and Booze: salute the Glute!

Hot Air presents the anti rule 5 or maybe I Own the World does? No, wait, JWF does! EGADS! Oh no, Paco takes the cake!

The Mind Numbed Robot does Rule 5 up right! Gemma Atkinson!

Dan Collins has bikini Shakespeare? and also, something for the ladies

William Teach, as usual, does a great blogless pinup post!

Over at Proof Positive, girls singing in bras is featured! Perverts! And Eva

Smash Mouth has a babe playoff of sort. Hmmm, now there is an idea

Brain Candy? Soylent Green has tons of it

Wyatt has some story about some lawsuit involving some bimbo in a schoolgirl outfit

Teresamerica has Cameron Diaz

The Current has some sort of ma crush on Geg Gutfeld

Stacy McCain, who started all this Rule 5 stuff to begin with ought to be ashamed of his blatant sexism, and then there is his picking on poor, poor, pathetic Barrett Brown, Charles Johnson’s cabana boy, who is too scared to debate his ideals, or act like any part of a man. Oh, no, I said offensive things about little Barrett, no doubt his lawyer will be contacting me now! OH NO!

Lance has Danicamainia!

Wicked Thoughts has Body Art!

Yankee Phil is all over Rule 5!

Tragic idiocy, PC, and the TSA!

Great post at Doug Ross! There is a lot to read there, and please go do so, but this bit of common sense struck me. Why can’t our “leaders” think this clearly?

Here’s a really tough question: what prevents the TSA from simply pre-screening the vast majority of American airline passengers who represent no threat whatsoever?

• The family of four traveling to Orlando for their sixth vacation in six years?
• The frequent flier who has 100 segments piled up over the last 18 months?
• The DOD contractor with a Top Secret security clearance?
• The grandparents who fly to Florida each fall and back to Michigan every spring?
• The 18 cheerleaders flying to San Antonio for a competition?

The list goes on and on. These are the same big government addicts who want to control your physical well-being and ration health care using a vast database of electronic health records and a panel of advisers who recommend treatments.

Yet they can’t figure out that Joe Fubar is a cleared defense contractor working on the F-22 Raptor. Or that Mrs. Beasley is headed to Phoenix for the 12th year in a row to visit her best friend.

So they end up giving each air traveler the colonoscopy they will routinely deny to seniors because of the “Complete Lives” formula. These Democrats are a freaking joke. A sad joke, to be sure, but a joke all the same.

How true that is. How sad that bureaucrats always seem so inept at pretty much everything they attempt to do.