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No Telethon for Obamacare Victims!

Shelter Telethon 2

Originally posted at the Blacksphere

Hurricane Katrina brought devastation to New Orleans, a city that is home to over 300,000 people. And the Hollywood knee-jerk reaction was…Telethon!

For weeks there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth, hysterical news anchors, and disturbing images of suffering people on rooftops and crammed into the Louisiana Superdome.

As the sympathy and the drama wore on, the usual Hollywood-hosted telethons began to pop up.
The supposed focus of the fundraisers was to subsidize relief efforts. What they predictably turned into were showcases for rich liberals to prove again that they cared more than anyone else about poor minorities.

The added benefit was that the calamity was brimming with opportunity to criticize G. W. Bush and accuse a man whose efforts have helped save millions of lives from AIDS in Africa of not “car[ing] about black people.”

The most prominent event was Shelter from the Storm, which was telecast on six major networks.

G. W. defamer Kanye West sang “Jesus Walks.” Humanitarian extraordinaire Bono and his trendy designer sunglasses sang a moving “One Love” with Mary J. Blige. The place was full of soon-to-become avid Barack Obama supporters like Neil Young, Garth ‘I Love Obama to Death’ Brooks, Mariah Carey, who sang “Hero” at Obama’s Inauguration, as well as One Sheet Charmin Sheryl Crow, who insists that “Obama Walks the Walk.”

Those there to point out how Bush’s policies cost innocent lives included the relentless George W. Bush-bashing Dixie Chicks, the Foo ‘My Hero’ Fighters, Alicia ‘Obama’s On Fire’ Keys, Obama-loving race baiter Randy Newman, Obama endorser Paul Simon, and British rocker Rod Stewart.

Obama sycophant Chris Rock was there too, declaring that “George Bush hates midgets.”

Meanwhile, co-Michelle Obama Academy Award presenter Jack Nicholson showed up with Barack and Michelle’s frequent dance partner, Ellen DeGeneres, who promised hurricane victims “shelter from the storm.”

Pro-Choice America’s very own Jack Black, Obama fundraisers Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, Obama ad narrator Morgan Freeman, and Obama-supporting comedian Ray Romano all made appeals on behalf of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Closing the telecast was somber-looking Obama admirer Julia Roberts.

In addition, there was also SOS Saving OurSelves and the BET Relief Telethon, where Chris Rock showed up again and clarified that in addition to midgets, GW also hates “albinos.” There was even a telephone call from America’s first “black” president/attention hound Bill Clinton and film clips of Katrina victims pleading for help.

Alicia Keys reappeared at BET and was joined by “very happy” Obama inauguration attendee Patti LaBelle, the Pretenders featuring “I’m so glad he won” Chrissie Hynde, and Jay-Z and Diddy who, compliments of the NYC hip-hop community, presented a $1 million check to the Red Cross.

There were other fundraising efforts on MTV, VH1 and CMT. Music was provided by such acts as Green “Get Out and Vote!! And Vote for Obama!” Day, the Rolling Stones led by Obama supporter Mick Jagger, Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow, aka Chris Martin, and his band Coldplay, Elton John, the Foo Fighters, Fiona Apple, John Mellencamp, Kelly Clarkson, and Pearl Jam, all of whom, without exception, went on after Katrina to strongly endorse Barack Obama!

That recitation of Obamaficianado Katrina efforts was necessary to point out the hypocritical duplicity of the supposedly empathetic left.

If it were really the lives of innocent people that liberal entertainers were concerned about, they’d now be speaking out on behalf of all the cancer victims, some of whom are small children, who’ve lost their health insurance because of Barack Obama’s failed legislation.

Hurricane Katrina impacted 300,000 victims, 1,833 of which were storm-related deaths. Obamacare stands to bear down on 300 million lives, and has already negatively affected five million individuals who’ve had their insurance plans cancelled against their will.

In due time the body count will begin to rise, yet to date there’s not been one single announcement from the Hollywood elite or the music industry about plans to hold a fundraising telethon on behalf of Obamacare victims, and that’s because this time, the president responsible for the disaster is someone liberals admire and support.

In the wake of Katrina, People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and “The Voice,” said that “it was particularly upsetting to watch [New Orleans] crumble.”

Eight years later, Adam has been recruited by the Obama administration to nudge hesitant Americans to surrender to the inevitable by signing up for the president’s dreadful healthcare plan.

Any celebrity who boo-hooed over Katrina that is now attempting to inspire Americans to sign up for Obamacare, even if it’s the “Sexiest Man Alive,” might as well be purposely gathering up and bussing millions of Americans toward the swollen levees of the Big Easy, knowing full well that Katrina is churning toward the shore.

A question for the benefit-concert beggars: Aren’t Obamacare victims also just innocent folks affected by a force of nature too powerful to stand against?

What’s clear is that the concern exhibited by the usual ‘compassionate’ celebrities is now non-existent, because the source of the tragedy this time around is not an act of God, but the act of a man who thinks he is God.

Will Nelson Mandela Help Justify Obama’s 100 Million Dollar Vacation?

images4Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Even while President Obama, the wife, kids, mother-in-law, and niece are on a $100 million de facto vacation masquerading as a trip to Africa to promote “investment, development and democracy,” back in America, children still cannot tour the White House during summer vacation thanks to the sequester.

On his trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, Obama has three generations of family in tow.  The objective of the trip, besides sightseeing and squeezing in another summer excursion, is to see if a man mistakenly identified as a son of Kenya can get back in Africa’s good graces after China has replaced the U.S. as the trading partner of world’s second-largest continent.

G. W. Bush will be in Africa at the same time as President Obama.  After addressing the HIV/AIDS issue in Africa and, as acknowledged by Bono, helping to save nine million lives, G.W. is forging ahead with a new philanthropic mission: a global initiative to refurbish a cervical cancer and screening treatment center.

Laura Bush is with her husband in Africa and plans to attend, as is Michelle Obama, the African First Ladies’ Summit in Tanzania hosted by the G.W. Bush Institute next week. However, unlike Michelle Obama, Mrs. Bush will not be found sampling fried fat cakes, nor will her new granddaughter Mila Hager be accompanying grandma and grandpa on the trip. The primary purpose of the Bush’s trip is to extend charity to others, not sneak in a freebie vacation.

Due to return home on July 3rd, regrettably, Barack Obama may be in South Africa at just the right time to insert himself into Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  Mandela is still alive, but currently the 94-year-old former South African President is in a hospital in Pretoria in grave condition with a recurring lung infection.

And Mandela passing away while the Obama family grifters are pretending to be on official business would be sad.  But wait! Actually, it would come just in the nick of time to justify spending $100 million during the sequester.

If Nelson complies and expires by July 3rd, the president could write off his extended family’s African adventure expenses as a necessary result of their burning desire to pay homage to a great leader by attending a state funeral.

After all, Mr. Mandela is the “patriarch of racial equality” in South Africa, and much like Mr. Obama was South Africa’s first black president. Moreover, a sure-to-be grief-stricken Michelle, Sasha and Malia, Grandma Marion and Mrs. Obama’s niece, as well as a nephew, met with Mandela on Mrs. Obama’s last African trip in 2011.

So while closing down the White House tours to save money during the sequester is justifiable, apparently so is spending $100 million to take in a cultural performance of the Baba wa Watoto troupe (which translates to ‘father of children’ in Swahili) – if the Obama ladies can pull it off by pretending to be mourners at Mandela’s funeral.

Sudsy Stimulus

Bono told us just forty cents could buy one AIDS patient a day’s worth of medicine. Now Americans who wait patiently for Obama’s stimulus to curb unemployment come to find out $823,000 job-generating dollars were spent to instruct African men on AIDS prevention by way of the fine art of personal hygiene.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) was granted almost one million dollars of American tax money to fund a UCLA “research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.” The program name: “The Community-Based HIV VCT: South Africa.”

Hey America, you thought spending stimulus funds for solar panels on an ice rink was bad? Are we now being asked to accept mental health, intimate cleanliness and South Africa together with soap, water and high school health teachers as job creation?

The Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications, better known as a stimulus-funded South African post-coital cleansing program, is part of a “$12 million dollar UCLA study, examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling.”

Set to end in 2011, the sponging-down segment of the research is an entrée into a larger study. If the uncircumcised men take to the regimen and are “willing to do so after the study ends…the researchers will develop another study to see if the ‘penile cleansing procedure’ actually worked to prevent HIV infections.”

It’s comforting to know that in a time of never-ending financial downturn, Barack Obama felt the need to bestow American tax dollars on the worthy cause of supplying brown soap and Gold Bond powder to randy South African men.

In 2009 Obama assured the nation that the “$800 billion plan to lift the country out of a yearlong recession would create or save 3 million jobs,” with some estimates indicating “that number would range between 3 million and 4 million.”  Fast-forward almost two years and the U.S. economy is teetering on the precipice of both double-dip recession and double-digit unemployment and what do we find out happened with some of the money?  Well, it appears as if the Obama administration felt moved to invest in training African men how to wash up after sex.

Even more amazing is the revelation that the stimulus money may be wasted.   While UCLA obsesses over teaching soaping skills to uncircumcised men, there are differing opinions on the subject. According to a New York Times article that ran in 2007 entitled “Washing After Sex May Raise HIV Risk,” a Ugandan study found that washing “minutes after sex increased the risk of acquiring HIV in uncircumcised men.” The article also claimed washing after sex is a common practice in Africa where the taxpayer-funded tutorial is presently taking place.

If the New York Times article is correct, the U.S. government is actually overseeing an $800,000 humanitarian effort to teach South African men a hygiene observance that most already practice and worse yet, prompt post-sex scrubbing may prove to be a contributor to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

But then again, transmitting HIV/AIDS could end up benefiting the UCLA study group.  If washing after sex causes AIDS to increase in Orange Farm, South Africa, the study’s lead investigator Dr. Thomas J. Coates can request additional stimulus funds.  Surely the government will agree to finance the second half of the penile hygiene study, which will reveal the initial $800,000 spread the disease and provided AIDS activist and U2 front man Bono stimulus-funded casualties for the next series of Forty Cents a Day public service announcements.

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