The Obamacare elves have been busy doling out holiday tips on how to talk about signing onto the Affordable Care Act website while huddled around the yuletide fire singing secular songs with uninsured family members.
One tip the tip-givers forgot to include in the “Healthcare for the Holidays” Guide to Getting Insured was how to explain to those with children under the age of two that family insurance plans in the New York health exchange do not cover the littlest members of the family.
Wait! Maybe Peter Singer, colleague of Barack Obama’s Science and Technology Czar John Holdren, had some input in the ‘under two’ individual policy idea and New York is a pilot state. Singer, a bioethics professor at Michelle Obama’s alma mater, Princeton University, is of the opinion that disposing of children up to age two is fine because newborns and toddlers lack the “essential characteristics of personhood,” which Singer says are rationality, autonomy, and self-consciousness.
So until Americans decide whether they’re going to keep the little rug rats, maybe Obamacare advisors thought it would be best to prevent the little ones from mucking up the family plan.
Does requiring a two-year-old to have their own health insurance policy sound like a joke? Well it’s no joke, because that’s exactly what happened to self-employed title insurance business owner Cornelius Kelly and his pediatrician wife Jennifer.
The Kellys, who are parents to four small children, recently found themselves among the five million Americans canceled from their perfectly acceptable and affordable health insurance. Preferring not to be part of the Affordable Care Act but feeling like he had no other choice, Cornelius, with hesitant but hopeful anticipation, ventured forth onto the New York State of Health Web site.
The first thing Mr. Kelly found out was that none of the plans offered out-of-network coverage, which is what he wanted. Then it got even better when Cornelius heard that none of the plans would include the youngest member of his family who, according to a representative, until her second birthday would have to have a separate insurance policy of her own.
He, his wife and their three oldest children, ages three, five, and six, could all be together on one policy ranging in price from $810.84 to $2,554.71 a month. The baby, because she was not yet two, required a separate plan whose options ranged in price from $117.21 to $369.31.
So, as liberal logic would have it, children can stay on their parents insurance until they’re 26-years-old, but if a child is not yet two-years-old, they’re on their own.
Mr. Kelly, diligent shopper that he is, eventually did find a private plan that accepted the whole family for about $1,250 a month, which is $250 more than he had been paying.
And here America was convinced that women’s needs are of utmost importance to Barack Obama. Finding out that if women in need happen to be 18-months-old and too young to need free birth control they’re pretty much persona non grata, is just another on a long list of Obama disappointments.
Yet there is one advantage to requiring children 23 months and younger to have their own insurance policies: it will probably deter Americans like the Kellys from reproducing after January 1, 2014. But, if by chance the prolific Kellys, God forbid, should conceive a fifth child and Jennifer chooses abortion, it’s comforting to know that children still in the womb- are covered on the family plan.
It was only after The Post called the state Health Department that Kelly said he got a call from a department representative telling him it had all been a mistake, and the baby could be covered after all under a family plan.
The department would not comment on the specifics of Kelly’s situation or why it told the family three times that the baby wasn’t covered. It would only say, ‘All children in the family are covered under a family policy. A separate policy is not needed for the 1 1/2 year old child.’
Scripture scholars believe 2,000 years elapsed from Adam to the time of Noah. The Bible says that in the days of Noah “God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt… God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.’” (Genesis 6)
Two thousand years after Noah’s flood, “Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to Him privately and said, ‘Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?’”
Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, I am the Messiah. They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come (Matthew 24:3-8).
Jesus then went on to say:
When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes (Matthew 24:27-39).
Two thousand years after Jesus uttered those words, the world is experiencing cataclysmic events of Biblical proportion. Yet, as in the days of Noah, the inhabitants of the earth eat, drink, and blame man-made actions for a planet heaving and stirring in an unruly way.
As 2010 AD ends, “the year the Earth struck back” has left in its wake massive ruin. “Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts…the deadliest year in more than a generation” is responsible for the deaths of “at least a quarter million people.”
Whether Al Gore believes it or not, acts ordained by God can neither be caused nor contained by mortal man. One of the more sobering statistics is that “More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been killed in terrorism attacks in the past 40 years combined.”
Even still, many are convinced that man’s abuse of the environment is the basis for what is taking place in nature. Global warming scientists blame meteorological mayhem, death, and destruction on everything from gas-run vehicles to building “houses in flood zones.”
In Russia, Vera Savinova wore a mask to work to protect herself from 111-degree “record heat, smog and wildfires.” Vera said, “I think it is the end of the world. Our planet warns us against what would happen if we don’t care about nature.” Wearing a gas mask to survive a God-ordained heat wave would be like donning swimmies in an attempt to survive Noah’s flood. Someone needs to inform Vera that an Ark is needed, not a gas mask.
Without going into detail, let’s just say that global warming has been proven a colossal hoax. Nevertheless, climate scientists blame everything on atmospheric conditions and are the embodiment of persons Jesus described when He said, “You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the signs of the times!” (Matthew 16:3)
Addressing the global devastation of the last year, White House science adviser John Holdren said “The science is clear, we can expect more and more of these kinds of damaging events unless and until society’s emissions of heat-trapping gases and particles are sharply reduced.”
Excuse me, Mr. Holdren, but were there heat-trapping gas emissions in 2,000 BC?
While we wait for an answer, let’s review the birth pangs. In one of the most “active seismic years in decades,” there were deadly earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Turkey, China, and Indonesia.
Super typhoon Megi’s 200 mph winds overwhelmed parts of China and the Philippines and, according to the World Health Organization, flooding killed more than 6,300 people in 59 nations.
“After strong early year blizzards … paralyzed the U.S. mid-Atlantic and record snowfalls hit Russia and China, the temperature turned to broil,” while Egyptian-plague-like frogs showed up on the streets of Greece.
Let’s not leave out famine, mass solar flares, drought, blizzards, El Ninos, flooding, and dry spells. There was Iceland’s smoke-and-steam-spewing Eyjafjallajokull, as well as volcanoes in the Congo, Guatemala, Ecuador, the Philippines and Indonesia. A rare tornado spun through New York City. In South Dakota last July, a two-pound hailstone fell out of the sky. Added to the list were tsunamis and landslides, which helped bring the major disaster total to 79 and filled a 64-page disaster report.
President Obama declared that 2010 saw a record number of federal disasters. Ironically, Obama himself was personally afflicted by recurring appearances of flies, rodents and dangerous lightning and thunder. The President was hindered by swarming bees and snow-laden branches falling on his Chevy Suburban SUV motorcade while making its way through Snowmageddon.
Then, just when Obama thought it was safe to go back in the water, a Nor’easter turned the President’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation spot into a less-than-appealing swimming hole because of “high levels of enterococci, an indicator that the water [was] contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria.”
To top off 2010, the “winter solstice …will coincide with a full lunar eclipse in a union that hasn’t been seen in 456 years.” In an ironic reflection of a debauched planet, the event means that the “sun and the moon are almost at their darkest at this point in time.”
Jesus prophesied that in the end, “The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”
Astronomy instructor Robert Dick said of the extraordinary eclipse/solstice: “It’s quite rare, but there’s no profound significance. It’s luck of the draw; you got dealt four aces.” This time an anomaly that shows up only twice in a millennium can’t be blamed on global warming. Instead, scientists are calling the unusual event “a coincidence of natural cycles.”
Instead of explaining away a blackened sun and moon, maybe Jesus’ words describing the dawning of the end of days should also be taken into consideration. Ending “the year the Earth struck back” with a rare solar eclipse should make skeptics pay closer attention to the signs that Jesus predicted 2000 years ago would herald the end times.
Every once in awhile a bonafide nut case makes an appearance on the scene and succinctly articulates what liberals intrinsically accept as true. At the center of a recent hostage crisis radical environmentalist James Lee, although unhinged, embodied the true spirit of liberal ideology.
If the staid mask were removed from the contingency of liberals presently in charge of the nation, Americans would be shocked to see a saner version of James Lee, but nonetheless just as dangerous.
Lee admitted that the inspiration to shoot up the NBC/Discovery Channel came from the always debonair, immensely respected environmental icon and planetary preacher ex-vice president Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Lee’s muse recently instigated the lunatic fringe by saying that the climate crisis “is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.”
In response to Gore hysteria, Lee penned a revealing save-the-planet misanthropic manifesto whose content sounds strangely similar to the left’s political platform.
James Lee submitted a written diatribe to a television network he viewed “as a purveyor of ideas he considered environmentally destructive.” Sound familiar? Lee’s irate inventory included dictatorial demands to integrate propaganda and mind control into Discovery/TLC programming.
The gunman’s suggested indoctrination station readjustments included network support for mass human sterilization, military disarmament, and radical environmental awareness.
In addition to the obvious “big three,” Lee hit upon familiar liberal themes such as demanding the Discovery Channel help “correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy,” focus on anti-capitalist and Darwinian theory, and above all do away with any mention of what Lee called “disgusting religious cultural roots and greed.” Religious faith and individual success are two notions liberals, through legislation not guns, are attempting to eradicate via secular-socialist policy.
Lee suggested “forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation.” Malthus believed if need be population growth could be curtailed by “resorting to reduced health care, tolerating vicious social diseases or impoverished living conditions, warfare, or even infanticide.”
To discuss the link between over population and pollution, Lee’s proposed forum would welcome scientists such as John Holdren, Obama’s Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In Holdren’s book Ecoscience, co-authored with Malthus aficionados Paula and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren exhibits zero regard for ethical consequences and makes “how to limit human population” central to the discussion. “Leading scientist” Holdren is so committed to limiting reproduction that the Obama Science Czar even suggests forced sterilization, adding sterilants to drinking water and the food supply, or possibly enforcing government “implantation of contraceptive[s].”
James Lee’s rant hit upon many topics but centered mostly on what the madman coined as “parasitic babies.” Quite a shocking term, but then again isn’t our esteemed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in “awe” of the pioneer of “parasitic baby” disposal, eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger? Didn’t America’s former First Lady proudly accept the Margaret Sanger Award?
The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.
In full concurrence with both Hillary Clinton and Margaret Sanger, the late James Lee’s manifesto recommended the following:
All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.
Based on Hillary’s lauding comments concerning Sanger, James Lee and the occasionally more coherent Clinton are on the same eugenic page. Take the crazy mask off James Lee and what do you find? None other than a liberal woman in an aquamarine pantsuit, respectably touting the same leftist ideology as a lunatic in a baseball cap.
James Lee also included in his raging Discovery Channel demands an opinion on war and military technology. Lee recommended “All programs promoting war and [war] technology … must cease.” The guy pointing a gun at a hostage suggested “solutions to solving global military mechanized conflict… instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons.” Lee’s opinion was in accord with Obama’s view on war and disarmament and an unrestricted pacifist “solution” called negotiating with dictators.
Wasn’t it candidate Barack Obama who promised to end “misguided defense policies” and “slow our development of future combat systems?” Then, after being elected, wasn’t it Obama who proceeded to sign a nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia?
James Lee would surely agree with the President’s inspirational disarmament exhortation that reminds those who believe in a strong military presence that “There is violence and injustice in our world that must be confronted. We must confront it not by splitting apart, but by standing together, as free people.”
In between raving about liberal mainstays like “stopping the human race from breeding…disgusting human babies,” attacking oil and deriding capitalism, defined by Lee as a “disastrous Ponzi-Casino economy,” Lee expounded on the same tigers Obama’s daughter Malia supposedly begs her father to save.
Lee reminded the Discovery Channel that beside exterminating babies, nothing is more important than saving “lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, froggies, turtles, apes, raccoons, beetles, ants, sharks, bears, and of course, the squirrels.”
The pervading thread throughout the whole invective was a guttural cry on behalf of a dying planet. Lee appealed to the Discovery Channel to lead the way in finding “solutions for global warming, automotive pollution, international trade, factory pollution and the whole blasted human economy.”
President Obama maintains, “If the international community does not act swiftly to deal with climate change that we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe. The security and stability of each nation and all peoples—our prosperity, our health, and our safety—are in jeopardy…And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.”
In essence, President Obama concurs with a “crazed eco-terrorist.” James Lee’s left-wing agenda and determination to force the Discovery Channel to indoctrinate the masses just shows that the hostage-taker wasn’t tuning in to the right cable station. It’s too late now, but over at MSNBC Lee would have found out that liberal allies in the Democrat Party are diligently committed to bring to pass a world vision that even a dead gunman could have heartily endorsed.