Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pants. On. Fire.

From BreitbartTV, via comments at AoSHQ. Y'all watchin' them health care debates on C-SPAN? Why not?!?

The always to-the-point Nice Deb blogs (with the supporting video I've been meaning to post all week, plus quotes from the world's other biggest liar -- Michael Moore -- on his admiration for Obama's rope-a-dope health care strategy):

Surreal: Obama Says He Has “Not Said That He Is A Single Payer Supporter”

She also attended one of Claire McCaskill's Town Hall meetings (at which, oddly enough [rolls eyes], McCaskill was no-show, but the event still proved interesting):

Claire McCaskill Town Hall, Blue Springs MO

And, as if all that was not enough, she posts another video I meant to do:

Hopey Changey Uniter Contradicts Himself…In Same Speech!

She has many other good posts on the debate, so scroll away. Thanks, Nice Deb, for doing what I and my failing laptop did not do. *bows*

UPDATE: Ace, more on health care:

Fishism Watch: Everything That Guy Just Said Was a Lie, Including the "Uhhh's" and "Ummm's"

Even the NYT disputes Obama's claim that you'd be able to "keep your current insurance."

Here's the NYT on these assurances, which they politely call "aspirational" only. As in, a lie.

These assurances reflect an aspiration, but may not be literally true or enforceable.

The legislation does not require insurers or employers to continue offering the health benefits they now provide. The House bill sets detailed standards for “acceptable health care coverage,” which would define “essential benefits” and permissible co-payments. Employers that already offer insurance would have five years to bring their plans into compliance with the new federal standards.

The Senate health committee bill goes somewhat further by offering an “option to retain current insurance coverage.”

The legislation could have significant implications for individuals who have bought coverage on their own. Their policies might be exempted from the new standards, but the coverage might not be viable for long because insurers could not add benefits or enroll additional people in noncompliant policies.

Dallas L. Salisbury, president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a private nonpartisan group, said: “The president and Democrats in Congress are saying what they would like. Their promises may not be literally true because your health plan may change, and your doctor may no longer accept your insurance.”

You won't keep your coverage.

By design.

The Castaways, 1965:

One note: I will not be unhappy if the voting public lets Teh Won, and large segment of Congress, go in 2010/2012.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to see that too, felix.

I just worry that attention spans won't be long enough to have the desired effect of cementing "they're pure evil" in the voter's minds before election.

Haven't been by in a long time (my bad) hope you are well.

iamfelix said...

(((( LK )))) I worry about that, too. Even as much as I try to pay attention, life just gets in the way. I haven't had TV for 2 years (since my last move, $ related), and now that my laptop is failing, I'm getting less internets. On the upside, I'll soon be moving in with my sister (she is kind and has taken pity on my jobless ass) and she has internets *and* telly. I won't know how to act.

Other than joblessness (and the concurrent strain of trying to remedy that), am okay. I just read of your latest treatment (torture?) - I am thinking of you ... and if there's anything I can do (hey, I have nothing but time), just say the word.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 'felix!

Just having the headache knocked down to a normal headache level is priceless. Not much anyone can do other than to offer encouragement or a swift kick in my self-pitying ass when I need it.

Not fishing for addresses but are you in the same general area or have you had to move some distance to be with your sister?

Glad you're ok. I'll stay in touch.

(tried to send this once before and it got lost, hope this isn't a repeat)