"No, the most basic issue here is not religious morality, individual liberty, or fiscal responsibility. It’s that a society in which middle-aged children of privilege testify before the most powerful figures in the land to demand state-enforced funding for their sex lives at a time when their government owes more money than anyone has ever owed in the history of the planet is quite simply nuts." –Mark Steyn, National Review
Sandra Fluke (everyone’s favorite “slut”) is apparently considering ….wait for it…running for Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D -CA) seat now that Waxman has announced his intention to retire from a position he has held for 40 years. The district encompasses wealthy celebrity-littered areas like Bel Air, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Malibu.
"I am strongly considering running. I'll be making my decision soon." – Sandra Fluke
Fluke’s claim to fame was a result of a fake protest she launched to get her contraception paid for by the U.S. government. She masqueraded as a college student (despite the fact that she is over 30), a birth control activist (whatever that is), a woman who has been victimized (?), a poor person who can’t afford $9 per month for birth control pills (she is from an elite family and attended Georgetown post graduate), and an online educator (she organized an online webinar that no one attended). Rush Limbaugh made her a household name after a running satirical commentary about how absurd Fluke’s propositions were.
"She essentially says that she must be paid to have sex—what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex." – Rush Limbaugh
Fluke has publically embarrassed herself many times since the Rush Limbaugh controversy. Fluke spoke at the DNC arguing against ultrasounds (a painless medical imaging procedure used for a medical professional to visually check the health and development of a fetus in utero), protested to allow transgenders to join the military, campaigned to force universities to make gender reassignment surgery a “requirement” for college healthcare plans and called for the government to “do something” about rape on Indian reservations.
This is almost as good as Ashley Judd running for Senate.
“Medicare currently pays suppliers more than twice as much for VES as the Department of Veterans Affairs and consumers over the Internet pay for these types of devices.”
United States taxpayers bought $172 million worth of penis pumps between 2006 and 2011. Luckily, Medicare paid claims that have doubled since 2006 – and they generously paid the penis pump company TWICE as much per unit! (Pun intended).
Penis pumps are used for erectile dysfunction. Perhaps subsidizing the penis pump industry versus oh cancer medication might be a better use of wasted taxpayer dollars.
“Our health care system has forced too many uninsured Americans to depend on the emergency room for the care they need. We cannot wait for reform that gives all Americans the high-quality, affordable care they need and helps prevent illnesses from turning into emergencies.”
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, 2009
Yet another Obamacare myth busted. Obamacare was sold to congress in part to reduce the number Americans going to the ER for care that should be provided by their primary care physician or clinic.
A recent study published in the journal Science shows that just the opposite has occurred. Participants in Portland were randomly selected in a lottery to receive Medicaid coverage. The result ? Those who gained coverage made 40% more visits to the emergency room than their uninsured counterparts during their first 18 months with insurance.
With financial barriers removed, Medicaid patients not only visited their primary care doctor more BUT ALSO went to the ER more often. Medicaid enrollees made, on average, 1.43 trips to the emergency department during the 18-month study period, compared to an average of 1.02 visits among those who entered the Medicaid lottery but did not gain coverage.
The study also busted the myth that once the patients had a regular relationship magically ER visits would be reduced. Nope. The Medicaid coverage actually INCREASED the probability of having any visit to the emergency department by 7%. The researchers also looked at the types of visits and found no decline in use of ERs for primary care treatable conditions among those who had enrolled in Medicaid coverage.
President Obama : “I think that it’s very important that we provide coverage for all people because if everybody’s got coverage, then they’re not going to the emergency room for treatment.”
Earlier in the week, this blog described Obamacare’s “Pajama Boy” as a “homosexual East Coast secular Jewish liberal with 90 hours from NYU clad in a Land's End flannel footed onesie who is a barista at Starbucks on Delancey Street in NY.”
Turns out that statement was not far from the truth. Meet Ethan Krupp a “social/content” writer for Organizing for Action. The Washington Examiner posted photos of Ethan at a baseball game, watching the movie “Love Actually” and shopping with 2 other young men at Ikea – a sure sign of gayness. No photos of him in a Starbucks apron, however.
Nothing says Merry Christmas like losing your medical insurance, facing death panels and receiving social media from the White House depicting a homosexual East Coast secular Jewish liberal with 90 hours from NYU clad in a Land's End flannel footed onesie who is a barista at Starbucks on Delancey Street in NY.
It’s like a horrible episode of VH1’s “Where are They Now?” What do Singer Tayana Alia, actress Fran Drescher and actor Kal Penn have in common? Stalled careers? Well, yes. But the Obama administration (in a desperate attempt to prop up ObamaCare to young healthy people) has rolled out a new marketing campaign – with “celebs” a little past their primes- touting the benies of enrollment.
In defense of the marketing campaign (the NSA obviously has some dirt on him), this year’s Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine is set to roll out his version of the “Tell a Friend to Get Covered Propaganda.”