Archive for December 13, 2010

This ruling, if it stands, guarantees single payer (government owned and run) healthcare. The individual mandate was a brief respite for the insurance companies to survive for a while (the fine or tax for non-compliance was too low to buy much time). So with the requirement to sell insurance to cover pre-existing (don’t you love the redundancy of that term?) conditions, everyone can wait until they are admitted to the hospital before they buy coverage, and the only sane thing insurance companies can do or their investors is to divest themselves of their health insurance line prior to being put in that cage. So I don’t expect the current government to put their heart into their appeal to he Supreme Court.

‘Never allow a crisis to go to waste,’ White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the New York Times right after the election.

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The Associated Press transmitted a photo from Haiti of Palin captioned, “Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center set up by the NGO Samaritan’s Purse in Cabaret, Haiti, Saturday Dec. 11, 2010. Palin arrived Saturday in Haiti as part of a brief humanitarian mission. Dieu Nalio Chery / AP”

This photo and caption set off rabid attacks on Palin from the Huffington Post, the U.K.’s Daily Mail and, of course, Palingates.

However, one can observe that the woman is white, with her brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, wearing a white shirt with a bulky scarf and dark pants.

In other photos from Saturday, Todd and Sarah Palin’s white, brunette, eldest daughter Bristol, who accompanied her parents on the trip to Haiti, is wearing the exact same clothing and ponytail as the “hair stylist” in the AP photo.

The AP photographer who sent the caption would have known that it was Bristol Palin, but by not mentioning her the AP was able to do a media hit on Palin but still be able to claim they told the “truth” with the caption.

So the story is, a daughter helps fix a loose strand of her mother’s hair, and it becomes an international scandal. Amazing. But, what we have come to expect from the Progressive Media. My Grandmother had a saying, “They’d lie even if the truth fit better.”

Of course the Progressive media, much like Bernie Madoff, assumes you’re lazy and won’t fact-check them. Meanwhile their allies, Progressive Politicians, are trying to abridge your ability to do so.

It really is a shame that a supposedly educated man such as Wolffe only knows of “The Chronicles of Narnia” as children’s books and misses the literary allegory as well as ignoring the christian doctrine books such as ‘Mere Christianity’, ‘Miracles’, ‘Surprised by Joy’, ‘The Four Loves’, ‘The Problem of Pain’, ‘The great Divorce’, ‘Joyful Christian’, and my favourite, ‘The Screwtape Letters. Of course I understand why he certainly wouldn’t want to mention ‘The Screwtape Letters’. Screwtape’s instructions to Wormwood bear a striking resemblance to the Progressive Media’s stylebook.

Chris Mathews, Richard Wolffe, and Jay Newton Small are so steeped in the progressive flippancy about all things Sarah Palin they do not realize the joke is on them. Wolffe, an Oxford grad no less (yes, Lewis’ beloved Oxford) , beclowns himself as with near unrestrained eagerness he giggles the stunningly ignorant assertion that it’s odd for Palin to read Lewis for inspiration. Congratulations you three. We could not have scripted a better demonstration of the ignorance of the mainstream media on things of real importance.

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