AND SO IT BEGINS…RATioning

© Miri WTPOTUS November 17, 2009  (UPDATED)

Yesterday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued new guidelines for screening mammography and breast self-exams. Suddenly, yearly mammograms are no longer necessary for women under 40 or over 75, and no woman need perform breast self-examinations.

Does anybody smell (yet another) rat? Or should I say RATioning?

The USPSTF is funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the DHHS, but this group operates independent of the government (supposedly). The task force consists of doctors and staff: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfab.htm

The convoluted connections between this task force and other government or quasi-governmental agencies would put ACORN to shame. The USPSTF is also connected with Evidence-Based Practice Centers, some of which are in Canada! Coming soon, to a country near you: Canadian-style healthcare. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epc/

Here’s my favorite line from their webpage: “Synthesizing scientific evidence to improve quality and effectiveness in health care.” In other words, figuring out how to spin and RATionalize RATioning of your health services, after we make sure that we, the unaccountable, control all aspects of your “care”. After we make sure that we destroy private insurance and force everybody into one-size-fits-all (it’s only fair) ObamaCare.

Your hard-earned tax dollars at work. Isn’t it special that the very first trial balloon for ObamaCare RATioning affects WOMEN? Did the “Deadly Doctors” have something to do with the timing of the rollout for these new guidelines? How sensitive of them to wait until November, when Breast Cancer Awareness month is over. In this article http://www.defendyourhealthcare.us/images/Deadly_Doctors_7-24-09_.pdf

Betsy McCaughey states, “The bills being rushed through Congress will be paid for largely by a $500 billion-plus cut in Medicare over 10 years. Knowing how unpopular the cuts will be, the president’s budget director, Peter Orszag, urged Congress this week to delegate its own authority over Medicare to a new, presidentially-appointed bureaucracy that wouldn’t be accountable to the public.”

WARN GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!

In another article, Betsy McCaughey says, “Sec. 1302 (pp. 672-692) moves Medicare from a fee-for-service payment system, in which patients choose which doctors to see and doctors are paid for each service they provide, toward what’s called a ‘medical home.’

The medical home is this decade’s version of HMO-restrictions on care. A primary-care provider manages access to costly specialists and diagnostic tests for a flat monthly fee. The bill specifies that patients may have to settle for a nurse practitioner rather than a physician as the primary-care provider [emphasis added]. Medical homes begin with demonstration projects, but the HHS secretary is authorized to ‘disseminate this approach rapidly on a national basis.’” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704795604574519671055918380.html

How many seniors or soon-to-be seniors realize that not only won’t they be able to choose their doctor, they may NO LONGER EVEN SEE a doctor? A “nurse practitioner” may be their gatekeeper–the person who decides whether or not they see any doctor, much less a specialist.

Obama advisor Robert Reich said, “We’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive…so we’re going to let you die.”

Or maybe first we’ll make sure that you’re going to die because we’re not going to pay for the screening tests that might diagnose your condition early enough to prevent your death. That way, not only won’t we have to pay for care to extend your life (because now you’re terminal), when you die we won’t have to pay your Social Security benefits (because we spent all your money, anyway)! But we may help you die. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/endliferia/endria.htm You can go to a hospice, but don’t expect to see any doctors there, either. From McCaughey’s WSJ piece: “Sec. 1114 (pp. 391-393) replaces physicians with physician assistants [emphasis added] in overseeing care for hospice patients.”

Quiz question: To what union will these nurse practitioners and physician assistants (not so voluntarily) belong? Did you guess SEIU?

These agencies scored $1.1 billion from the porkulus bill, even though “healthcare reform” isn’t through Congress yet. All this money for comparative clinical effectiveness research! $300 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and $400 million each for HHS and NIH. What say you about this newest outrage? And open thread, too.

UPDATE 11/18/09: Have you noticed that there is not even one oncologist or radiologist on that task force? These are the people who would know how important early detection is. These are the people who treat women with breast cancer and save their lives by detecting their condition early enough to cure it. The current spin, doubtless because this is an inconvenient controversy for Reid, Pelosi, and Obama, consists of telling us that this task force is not part of the government and that the members are independent “volunteers”. (I bet.) Yet the government funds the task force, with our tax dollars, so how can it be completely independent of politics? This is the predecessor to the “independent” board, to be appointed by the POTUS, which will be put in charge of everyone’s health care if (God forbid) ObamaCare becomes a reality.

The current USPSTF includes an epidemiologist, a professor of biomedical informatics (?!), a Ph.D who’s a professor of public health, pediatricians, a Ph.D/R.N. and another who’s also a dean of nursing, and a professor of, among other things, health economics. In fact, it appears that most of these people are “professors” or “directors”, so one wonders how close they are or lately have been to the trenches.

I’ll end with comments by a woman who is in the trenches: Dr. Catherine Beal, a radiologist at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County, MO (from stltoday.com):

“To me it sounds like they’re taking women under the age of 50 and saying, ‘We’re not going to teach you to do breast exams, we’re not going to screen you, so if you get it, sorry, tough, you’re dead.”

She also said, referring to false positives, “Yes, there is anxiety, but are you telling me women aren’t strong enough to take that, in exchange for diagnosing breast cancer early and saving their life?”

UPDATE 10/23/2011  Medicare and Medicaid patients–Say goodbye to your doctors! Say hello to your “nurse practitioner” and “other non-physicians.”  As predicted:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday that it will scrap certain rules for hospitals and similar facilities. The changes are in response to President Obama’s call for agencies to find and eliminate unnecessary regulations.

CMS Administrator Don Berwick said the agency is eliminating several specific requirements, such as a rule requiring multiple hospitals in the same system to have their own governing boards. By letting hospitals set their own management structures, he said, CMS will help them free up money for other priorities.

CMS also is eliminating rules that require rural hospitals to perform many tests in-house — they’ll now be allowed to outsource such work. Other changes will eliminate restrictions on the work that nurse practitioners and other non-physicians can do.

They’re actually doing it to save money, to free up money for more “worthy” purposes than letting the elderly or the poor actually SEE DOCTORS.  They may not even get to see a NURSE!  “Non-physicians” may be caring for you now.  Isn’t Obamacare wonderful?  What next, Rosie the Robot Doctor?

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77 responses to “AND SO IT BEGINS…RATioning

    • Miri,

      Anything for the cause. Suicide is painless… What coroner is on the payroll? If he had a wife, she is on her own if that life insurance policy didn’t cover suicide. Will she get a second opinion?

      Looks like “they” are changing their MO, and putting bodies NEAR the river rather than IN it! Cement boots are out! Therefore, leaving a visual for anyone else who might have some information. Heck, this is Chicago, O’s hometown, neighborhood? Three down, and how many to go? Let’s not forget those that occurred at Rev. Wright’s church..no one charged..oh, those might not count, those were murders not suicide.

      “The Chicago Sun-Times reports today that Scott’s body was found near the Chicago River early this morning: Chicago School Board President Michael Scott had a gunshot wound to the left temple when authorities found his body in the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart early this morning, sources said.”

      • Anyone got a running count ?

          • Oh, this article says he was in the water. This third one says near the water. So what do we believe, in or out of the water? Whew, I thought they were changing their MO. I tell you it is absolutely amazing that he conveniently left his cell phone on dry land so he could be found. They called and he didn’t answer.

            And to think that Rev. Jessee Jackson was the first one to be called about this death! I tell you, it is so great to know they have a friend in Jesse. He’ll be there for ya! He only talked to him a week ago too, and no indication that the guy was so depressed..no doubt. Just call Jesse, Johnny on the Spot…making sure no stone is unturned regarding this suicide.

            “What a friend we have in Jesse,” sung to the tune of, ” What a friend we have in Jesus.”

            “The Rev. Jesse Jackson arrived at the scene where the body was found just before 8 a.m. local time. He told CBS 2, a Chicago television station, that he had last spoken to Scott about a week ago. “Everything is just so wrong,” Jackson said. “This is as sudden to me as Monday morning.”

            No one warned the guy that he wasn’t allowed to resign. Once you’re in you’re in! I wonder if he was named in Evelyn Pringle’s Board Games.

            • In or out? Good question. “A gun was found near the body.” So did they scuba dive for it? Maybe he was half in the water and half out. Head in, pants pocket with phone conveniently out? How did Jackson just happen to arrive at the scene? Who called him at 8 a.m. and why?

              OT, but I’d like to see Jackson as the f*rting “reverend”. 🙂

              • F*rting Reverend? If if all depends which end the gas fumes emit, I’d say he is one.

                What are they going to do with all the pink M&Ms? October can be the month set aside for all the Breast Cancer decedants. We can revert to black ribbons and commercial packaging going forward.
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                Who do they think they are fooling?
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                When is Barky going to take over the Sports and Entertainment Industries? He can raid big time there and cap salaries to $249,000 per annum – max per artist/ athlete and redistribute the rest. (Competition is not fair anyway and there is no such thing as “the Home Team” so why doesn’t he just abolish Sports all together)?

                Maybe they should take away blood pressure readings too as they take up so much office time. No meds for high blood pressure either as you can just calm yourself down.

                He makes me sick.


                Holder, a senior partner in the law firm that defended other Terrorists? Really? He made a living defending Terrorists? Do tell.

              • Knock Knock

                Who’s there?
                Orange

                Orange who?
                Orange you glad Eric Holder is not in charge of the FDA?

        • Gunshot to the left side of the head. Suicide? Was he left-handed? This story has been updated; he was at the edge of the river, fell forward and the gun was under him.

          Scott had a “key role as a member of Daley’s Chicago 2016 Olympic committee and his real estate dealings.”

          Didn’t Jarrett lose out, big time, when they didn’t get the Olympics? Real estate wheeling and dealing. Scott was “involved as a favor to a group of politically connected ministers.” Are their initials JJ and JW?

          • Holey Moley. I read this loud and clear.

            Who’s keeping track here. This is a crying shame.

            They’re dismantling our Bounty, Peachy.
            Its all a part of their TQM cycle.
            They’re on track and doing good on their flow chart.

            Worst of all,
            They’ve abandoned our Troops…during the “holidays” if that is still a tolerable word. Yet, they call up and assign troops daily as if… What?
            The President Elect has been holding office for more than a year now – he hates us.

          • I read today that this guy was an important witness in the Rezko case. I guess he might not be testifying. I hope he was thinking ahead and wrote out his testimony to be opened upon his demise.

            Bob Bauer probably knows all about this since he is the personal lawyer for O and now is the White House counsel. Bauer worked on these issues regarding Rezko and Obama.

            So this was a message to anyone that was/is planning to talk!

  1. Thanks Miri for the update. This is an Outrage and I am glad you put the information together. Mandated death care brought to you by the wise progressives.. in memory of Dead Ted.

    Do SEIU members really know what their hard earned membership fees are supporting? Nurse practitioners will be taking the place of doctors because 50% of our doctors will quit if ObamaCrypt Care passes.

    I heard Olivia Newton John, a Breast Cancer organization supporter, say that the Cancer organizations are not going along with these new directives and will continue to advertise preventative care for women. Their awareness programs have saved lives.

  2. Thanks Miri for compiling all that info. The limitations to our healthcare has only begun; imagine a year from now?? Also, remember that he is yet to appoint a Director/Czar for Medicare/Medicaid!! IF this destructive 2,000 page plan goes thru, whoever he chooses will have to decide what all that means and they will be the final say-so to the hospitals and doctors as to what “care” we the people will be “privileged” to have. Scary thought…will it be someone with real experience or just a crony sitting there just waiting for payback??!

    OT: Our courts system is about to take a devastating turn. Dems with help from 10 Repubs. voted 70-29 to limit the debate on US District Judge David Hamilton. There are currently 98 vacancies for district and appellate courts and 19 nominees pending for those open seats. I have searched and have yet to find the names of those 10. Need to find names and make them viral!!!! Final vote tomorrow!!

    God, please bless the USA.

      • This guy is an absolute gem!

        The American Conservative League sent this today.

        Editorial in the Washington Examiner newspaper said this: “President Obama’s first federal court nominee was Judge David Hamilton of Indiana. If you are drinking your morning coffee as you read what follows here, you might want to put down your cup before reading further: Among Hamilton’s “qualifications” is the fact that he is a former fund raiser for ACORN.”

        The editorial went on, “Judge Hamilton is an ideologue first and a jurist second. His rulings reflect his work for the ACLU and ACORN, and his rulings on the District Court often reflect his bias toward extreme leftist ideology.”

        Hamilton’s previous rulings have been completely out of the mainstream and he has been consistently struck down by higher courts.

        As we noted, Judge Hamilton opposed Christian prayers in the Indiana state house but allowed those that referred to Allah.” This ruling was struck down.

        Senator Jeff Sessions, who is leading the fight against the nomination, noted Hamilton denied a Rabbi’s plea to allow a Menorah to be part of the Indianapolis Municipal Building’s holiday display. This ruling too was struck down.

        And, Hamilton was also unanimously reversed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals when he ignored a defendant’s prior conviction for a felony in order to avoid having to impose a mandatory life sentence. Thus demonstrating a tremendous weakness on his part to be tough on crime.

        Hamilton is the poster child of a liberal, activist judge.

        We need judges who strictly interpret the constitution, not those who demonstrate a complete bias towards left-wing ideology.

    • Ga. Peach: You’re right about the Medicare/Medicaid Czar. Their plan is to have a “global budget” for the system. A set amount of money they can’t exceed, so the Czar decides, basically, who lives and who dies. Isn’t this a zero sum game? It’s unconscionable, but when you’re talking about narcissists who have no consciences, then that would not be surprising.

  3. Thanks, Miri.

    Let’s start from the assumption that every provision in the health “care” bill is there because obama wants it there. As a devout Muslim, he has provided for the murder of women. I believe that the death panel for women is the first step in the introduction of a war on women that will culminate in Shariah law–you know, beating women for being raped. Remember the picture TD once posted of a rape victim in Saudi Arabia–whose king is obama’s king–who had been savagely whipped by the authorities?

  4. It may be weirdly topical these articles about
    fatal cancers,

    Here is the weird Lame Cherry Blog,
    weird but uncannily canny

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2009/11/obama-lung-cancer.html

    With the Globe breaking the story that Barack Hussein Obama has lung cancer with a questionable story that Dick Van Dyke is someone to be worried about too, but I just saw Mr. Van Dyke, it is time to assess the situation on what Mr. Obama is hiding.

    This blog noted exclusively that Mr. Obama has moles which seem to be missing off of his face from his college days. It was pointed out this could be a phobia of his mother’s cancer, but it also could stem from early stage skin cancers he had removed.
    The thing with soft tissue cancers is if they appear in one areas that they many times later appear in other locations. My beloved Uncle when he died from brain cancer had spots on his lung too.
    His cancer a dozen years ago though was typical of the time when regular folks were diagnosed and died, while the elite always lived on and on. Like Ruth Ginsburg being diagnosed with various cancers and still lives on when I have known people who only lasted months with the same cancers.

    I do realize there are different cancers, as cancers are virus living in a bacterial soup, but time and again I see the elite patricians never get cancer while regular people do, and the few who do in the globalists who get cancer live on for years while normal people tend to die as quick as the insurance runs out.
    My Uncle’s cancer they treated with all the hair loss poisons and his physician was stunned when he came back and saw the cancer spread like wildfire. His words were, “It looks like we fed it.”

    So Barack Obama having cancer or not having cancer is not a big deal for the elites. His losing 25 pounds though and as this blog noted the yellowish tinge to his skin is though a serious thing, as cancers consume massive amounts of body foods and if he was losing that kind of weight the cancer had to be quite advanced. The yellow skin points to a liver failure which seems to be not as noticeable on the Asian trip.
    His eyes though did not have the “raccoon” look which is always due to stresses or allergens. As I did not get close enough to check his fingernails nor gums to diagnose blood loss and calcium problems, that is something to be only pondered.
    While he is still extremely thin, he is not being malnourished, which can be remedied by high energy rations which the medical community developed for people who have had most of their intestines removed.

    SNIP

    You can read the whole thing over at Lame Cherry.

  5. Here is a screen snap of the cover

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2385831/posts?page=1

    The Globe website has been cleaned and the
    goofle cache that the article also cites has been
    cleaned as well.

  6. That’s amazing, Dave M. They really scrubbed it? Did they call back all the published issues?

  7. Maybe their site was hacked. Wouldn’t be the first time. It may be a distraction. Has anyone seen the actual paper publication?

  8. Yet more reasons why I, for one, love Sarah Palin:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/11/palin_on_nidal_hasan_profile_a_1.asp

    Straight talk! “Profile away” and “Hell, no.” Gotta love that woman.

    • O’Reilly interviewed Sarah and she’ll be on his show tomorrow, Friday, and Monday. It sounds as if Sarah has made another conquest. We’ll see. I wonder if she touched his knee. 🙂

  9. Can’t know about the paper issues.
    I hope somebody has one?

  10. Check out Citizen Wells, who reports that Pastor Manning has been visited by the CIA, NYC police, and Homeland Security on account of his “birther” views. Manning says he expects to be arrested and charged with threatening the life of the POTUS. Based upon what, I can’t discern; but they’ll never do it, imho, because of what Manning will put forward in his defense.

    I read a story in the paper this morning that said that Eric Holder is constituting a special task force to “uncover crimes contributing to the recent financial crisis or threatening to cause one in the future.”

    So he’s going after the King of Saud, the Chinese, the Russians, ACORN, SEIU, Ayers, and George Soros? (The previous comment is satire. Possibly.)

    About the NYC terror trial, allow me to share part of an editorial by Bret Stephens, as printed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday:

    “I have long thought it would be a good idea to bring 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his accomplices to lower Manhattan. In my concept, the men would be taken by helicopter to a height of about 1,000 feet over Ground Zero and pushed out the door, so that they, too, could experience what so many of their victims did in the awful final flickering seconds of their lives.”

    Amen.

    • Homeland Security Launches Investigation of Dr. Manning
      Nov. 16 – 2 CIA, 2 NY detectives go to his church. He expects to be arrested.

      They went to question him about regarding his video posting about Tea Party people going viral about eligibility. Dr. Manning thinks he will be charged with a threat against the life of the US president. Charges will be invalid, because the person holding the title is ineligible. All records of O hidden. Fraudulent certificate of live birth posted. He is not eligible to serve. Courts have become complicit as well as have the MSM in having him as president.

      Obama may indeed be an illegal alien. In the absence of proof from Obama, he is not a natural born citizen and is ineligible to be president and therefore a usurper.
      I can find no reason why Obama should not be immediately arrested for treason.
      Barack Obama’s father was a citizen of Kenya and a British ubject

  11. I hope everyone prays for Rev. Manning. His first admendment rights are being taken away. He has never threatened bodily harm to anyone. I don’t think calling POTUS a long-legged mack daddy is grounds for arrest or for that matter a visit from the CIA.

    • Everything he touches is soooo hard, and he didn’t know how hard it would be. Well, I guess he shouldn’t be making those “quick” decisions without having all the details! Amazing quick on this, yet 2 months later and still no decision on Afghanistan..but it is coming soon…he needs to be right.

      Obama admits Guantanamo won’t close by Jan. deadline
      November 18, 2009

      BEIJING — President Obama directly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay will not close by the January deadline he set, but he said he hoped to still achieve that goal sometime next year. Obama refused, however, to set a new deadline.

      In an interview in the Chinese capital with Major Garrett of Fox News, Obama said he was “not disappointed” that the Guantanamo deadline had slipped, saying he “knew this was going to be hard.”

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/18/AR2009111800571.html

      When this guy finally is out of the WH, I think there will be lots of ashamed parents who named their children after him. Are name changes difficult to get?

      • His alleged indecision about Afghanistan is the decision. While he pretends that he doesn’t know what to do, he’s doing it– letting our boys and girls be mowed down where they stand, buying time for the Taliban to dig in, acting in the best interest of the Muslims, not of Americans.

        His pastor told him that 9/11 was America’s fault, and now he’s going to prove that in federal court.

  12. O’s Alma Mater – The Dean Slays Obama Crypt Bill. I wonder why he isn’t on board?

    Health ‘Reform’ Gets a Failing Grade
    Nov. 17, 2009 Snips

    The Dean of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Flier, writes in the Wall Street Journal: “The various bills do deal with access by expanding Medicaid and mandating subsidized insurance at substantial cost—and thus addresses an important SOCIAL goal. However, there are NO provisions to substantively control the growth of costs or raise the quality of care. So the overall effort will fail to qualify as reform.”

    Speeches and news reports can lead you to believe that proposed congressional legislation would tackle the problems of cost, access and quality. But that’s not true.

    We should not be making public policy in such a crucial area by keeping the electorate ignorant of the actual road ahead.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704431804574539581994054014.html

    • Smart man, that dean. He knows this bill isn’t about reform or health care. It’s about totally bankrupting our country and gaining control over the lifeof every single Americn from cradle to grave.

  13. Where is the money? Stimulus Money sent to non-existent districts in a multitude of states! Who got the cash? Who sent out the checks and who received them? The Chairman isn’t given all the information to do his job? Are they saying there is no database of information related to the Stimulus checks being released? More transparency of the incompetency of this administration! Can you imagine keeping a job if your answer is I don’t know! Why would you put bogus information into a report? I don’t know! What is the man being paid to do then?

    Recovery Board Chairman: We Can’t Certify Jobs Data at Recovery.gov
    November 18, 2009

    The chairman of the Obama administration’s Recovery Board admitted to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) yesterday that he can not certify that that the number of jobs reported as created/saved on Recovery.gov is accurate.

    BC News’ Rick Klein reports: The chairman of the Obama administration’s Recovery Board is telling lawmakers that he can’t certify jobs data posted at the Recovery.gov Web site — and doesn’t have access to a “master list” of stimulus recipients that have neglected to report data.

    Earl Devaney, the chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, responded to questions posed by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., late yesterday to say the board can’t vouch for the numbers submitted by recipients of stimulus funding.

    BC News has reported in recent days that Recovery.gov lists scores of jobs and millions of dollars in spending in congressional districts that do not exist.

    Separately, the administration has slashed more than 60,000 jobs from its most recent report on the program, because the reporting outlets submitted “unrealistic data.

    “It’s a startling admission that he hasn’t even been provided with a list of who should have reported, which means he can’t know who didn’t report, which just adds fuel to the argument that the whole effort at transparency has failed. The Administration has provided inaccurate data, missing data, data that might be missing but they don’t even know for sure.”

    The oversight panel is convening a hearing Thursday on stimulus job figures, with Devaney due to testify.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/11/jobs-recovery-gov.html

    • Let us not forget that this Recovery.gov website is the one that HAD to be updated/redesigned at a very small figure of $12-18 MILLION dollars!!!! And they still can’t get the facts straight!! Who the heck got this money? Is there any website on Earth that costs that much? NO!! Is there someone checking where all this money went to?? Seems to me a large group of Patriots should form a Check the Checks Group and search the trails for these funds!! At what point will we all pull together and make them give a TRUE accounting of their money madness???

    • Bridgette: Did you see Obama interviewed by Major Garrett last night? Major tried at least 3 times to get Obama to answer a question about the so-called “human error” and/or the lack of transparency about the stimulus money/jobs created, as reported on that website; but Obama did his usual duck and weave by repeating only tangentially related talking points. He was, oh, so scripted. Did Major get a tingle?

      I wonder why this sudden “charm offensive”.

      Do you think his Chinese handlers advised him to talk to FOX?

      Or was the media blitz designed to deflect attention away from outrage about the new mammography guidelines, so people don’t notice that this is EXACTLY what will happen if ObamaCare becomes reality?

      Or do you think he’s trying to deflect attention away from the Major Hasan/terrorism issue, especially Obama’s disastrous “shout out” on the day of the attack?

      Or do you think they’re trying to get those tanking poll numbers up?

      Or do you think he’s jealous of the attention Sarah Palin is getting and he simply can’t stand it?

      I’m going for: he’s jealous of Palin. What say you?

      btw, did you know that McCain’s people banned Piper Palin from the stage when they conceded the election? Why?

  14. A.G. Eric Holder Defends U.S. Trials of 9/11 Suspects
    Senators Press Holder on Gitmo, Fort Hood

    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the committee’s ranking Republican, called Holder’s decision to bring the Gitmo suspects to U.S. soil a “dangerous,” “misguided” and “unnecessary” one. “The U.S. court system was not designed to try unlawful enemy combatants,” Sessions said. “These are not normal criminals.”

    Sessions and other Republican senators questioned whether classified materials can remain adequately protected during trial in a federal court. Some also insisted the trials would provide a public forum for the suspects to voice their views.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ag-eric-holder-defends-us-trials-911-suspects/story?id=9113757&page=2

    • Well, thank you Bridgette – Ga Peach too!
      —–
      This entire Congress needs to be investigated and put under oath before they collect one more paycheck, one more benefit.
      Freeze compensation of the Public Servants before they get one more nickel.
      Not one more penny.
      There’s got to be a law. Robbing the American Taxpayers should be a crime.
      Random Urinalysis, too. And they can pay for it out of their own pocket upon peeing in the cup with a witness.

  15. What is good for the goose is apparently not good for the gander!

    November 16th, 2009
    Yesterday on “ABC-TV” (better known as the All Barrack Channel) during the “Network special on Health Care”…. Obama was asked:

    “Mr. President will you and your family give up your current health care program and join the new ‘universal health care program’ that the rest of us will be on?” Obummer (bet you already know the answer). There was a stoney silence as Obama ignored the question and chose not to answer it!

    In addition, a number of Senators were asked the same question and their response was. “We will think about it.” ..and they did.

    It was announced today on the news that the “Kennedy Health Care Bill” was written into the new health care reform initiative ensuring that that Congress will be 100% exempt!

    So, this great new health care plan that is good for you and I… is not good enough for Obama, his family or Congress?

    We (the American public) need to stop this proposed debacle ASAP!! This is totally wrong!!

    http://americangrandjury.org/

  16. We were in slow-moving traffic the other day and the car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker on it.

    It read: “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8?.

    My husband’s Bible was lying on the dash board and he got it and opened it up to the scripture. He silently read it then he started laughing and laughing. Then he read it to me. I couldn’t believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.

    Let us all bow our heads and pray: Psalm 109:8
    “Let his days be few; and let another take office.”

    http://americangrandjury.org/

  17. Wonder if they are working on pushing “Family Planning” into the Green Jobs Sector. Hmmm. It is environmental, after all. Yeah, I can see it now. GynEcology.

    • Good bet. Isn’t that the purview of that Holdren guy?

      There’s another Treasury nominee (Lael Brainard) who has trouble paying her taxes. She’ll probably get confirmed.

      They already practice GynEcology (good one!) in China. Maybe so that there’s somebody for all those Chinese men to marry, Holdren will make sure only boys are aborted here. By government fiat, just like in Red China.

  18. Everything I ever learned about being a woman came of course by way of Phil Donahue and Phyllis Chesler. Bella Azbug and Eleanor Rigby come to mind.

    Mary Hartman. Mary Hartman is my patron saint. Laverne and Shirley – my heart and soul. Gloria Steinem even gave me permission to be attractive in my chic aviator sunglasses…

    We’ve been had. Yeah, Michelle Robinson, Valerie Jarrett, Mika Brzezinski (oooolala) and Nancy Pelosi and whatsherface, That Lying Hag as the women I can most identify with. Yeah, we’ve come along way, Baby. Who are the chicks visiting the White House these days?

    Sorry Miri…:)

    What’s Hallmark gonna think when we all stop getting our mammies grammied? Massive Lay Offs, probably.

    Next! Pap Smears: every 7 years after you’re 62?

  19. Finally found the names of those so-called Republicans who voted for limited debate on Judge David Hamilton thereby assuring his elevation to the Chicago-based appeals court. Had to go to Huff Post to find info?? Yuk! Here they are:

    Richard Lugar-Indiana; Lamar Alexander-Tenn.; Saxby Chambliss-Ga.; Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe-Maine; John Cornyn-Texas; Judd Gregg-N.H.; Orrin Hatch-Utah; Lisa Murkowski-Alaska; and John Thune-S.D.. Kay B. Hutchison did not vote!?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/17/david-hamilton-survives-t_n_361282.html

    Have you made your list and are you keeping that list updated on those who do not represent us anymore?? Hopefully, November 2010 will not seem that long away if we can survive the end of ’09!

    God Bless the USA. May God have mercy on those who no longer find our Creator relevant in todays time.

    • I haven’t trusted Lugar since I found out about his close involvement with Obama…

      In August 2005, Barack Hussein Obama visited nuclear and biological weapons destruction sites in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar (R-IN). They also met with top political and military officials in each of these countries.

      Something unusual happened on that trip.

      Question: What was discussed during those three hours in Perm, Russia? Was this a secret summit?

      • Thanks for that link, redpill. I was not aware of this 2005 visit. Very interesting, indeed. I had heard others speak of O being detained at an airport before and all wondered if it was for his passport issue. Some things we will never know!
        He was very involved before we even knew of him. Another example of U.S. citizens just “merely” tending to their lives and letting the bozos take care of DC. Never again!

    • imho, not necessary to keep a list. I plan to vote against every incumbent. A clean sweep.

  20. Did you guys see Obama interviewed last night by NBC? I don’t know the reporter’s name because I don’t watch NBC ordinarily, but he asked Obama about his WEIGHT LOSS! Did you see that?

    Obama brushed it off, of course, by saying his weight fluctuates by 5 pounds; and he implied that the “weight” of the office is “weighing” on him. Right.

    Amazing that an NBC reporter asked him that question.

    Sibelius was interviewed by Ann Curry, who actually implied that she was putting politics ahead of “science” by sounding as if she disavowed the new mammography guidelines.

    Uh, isn’t it exactly the other way around? The guidelines put politics ahead of science, all for economic reasons.

    Then Curry actually suggested that Sibelius is “throwing the task force under the bus.”

    Amazing.

  21. http://thepostnemail.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/tsukiyama-got-promoted-big-time/

    He got a cushy position in the health care industry in Hawaii. Fukino sits on the controlling board; maybe helped him get the job?

    • Certainly looks like a payoff to me! Congrats Tsukiyama..may your increased salary allow you to buy that new house you’ve wanted. Enjoy it now, because your future may include the Big House. People are so watching and apparently your group is unaware that your news is our news.

  22. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Yes, PLEASE pray for Rev. Manning.

  23. Did anyone see my post? I think it is gone . I hope it got removed by one of you and not just scrubbed! Let me know

  24. Hoffman: Virus in the voting machines.

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/

    • Have they named that virus yet? Might it be SEIU or ACORN or DNC? I wonder how much the demoRats paid the voting machine company to program those machines so they’d count some votes and not others. Will the State get to the bottom of this man-made disease and provide a vaccine or will they let the virus win? The Pelosi bug runs rampant.

      And we thought there were only major voting problems in third world countries like Pakistan or Afghanistan. Hello.

      At least Hoffman is getting air and newspaper time to expose this. His loss does serve this purpose in exposure. Reminds me of Minnesota in a way…Franken..stein.

      • Election fraud to defeat the candiate endorsed by Sarah Palin? Would obarfo’s pal Chavez do a thing like that? Well, only if obarfo told him to.

  25. Renee
    thanx
    I posted this morning when the airports shut down . I just found it strange that the entire east coast shut down at a time when BO was flying back from his trip.
    I just stated that I don’t beleive in coinkidinks.

  26. Very very odd if no one there removed it. I looked all over and it really is not anywhere!
    I think it was after a post by Bridget or Pill… Has this been happening to others? Any other posts vanishing into thin air?

    • Aone,

      Your post didn’t disappear. You were on a different thread. Your post is on the What Happened to Miss Ticklys blog thread.

  27. Did you know???….re: Cap and Trade…The bills require a FEDERAL declaration of a “climate emergency” if world greenhouse gas levels reach 450 parts per million. Guess what? Pacific Northwest National Lab says it is a virtual certainty that level will be reached in a few months!!!!

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Climate-bills-emergency-provision-gives-Obama-strong-man-powers–69646037.html

  28. Bridg
    hi
    that’s where I thought I posted it but I just looked again and it’s not there!
    It’s not that important other than the fact that it vanished!
    Am I getting paranoid? I hope not

  29. Not sure of the time…..
    I wonder why it diesnt show up on my computee

  30. Just wanted to say that since the real interviews with Sarah Palin began with Hannity and O’Reilly, even with all the turmoil around us; I have felt so much more at ease listening to her and knowing she is foot loose, fancy free, and speaking her mind as only a down-to-earth, common sense, beautiful spirited woman like Sarah can! Thank you God, for giving us a great messenger like Sarah Palin in these troubled times.

    God Bless the United States of America

  31. And to think this was the threshhold out of the dark ages and the renaissance…hmmm

    624 a.d. What’s that about anyway? Hmmmmm. Usurpation 101. Who woulda thunk a scant
    1300 years later an infant republic experiment would rise and succumb? Bogos Bullshit stikes again. By the way, I am from Philadelhia PA, the very streets that the privleged Jeremiah Wright, Jr. walked and guess what! ??? No slaves here, just Abolitionist Hall.

    –meanwhile back at the you’ve come a long way Baby, stake:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Emk1YW9hQKYC&dq=Jeanne+d

    Pied Piper organizes Crusade in America circa 21st has yet to hit Broadway.

    CLOSE OUR BORDERS (BOARDERS) NOW. 2009 USA

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