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HEY, LIBERALS: Right to Healthcare Doesn’t Mean Right to Life

Screen-Shot-2016-01-20-at-8.54.16-PM-500x280Originally posted at CLASH Daily

Recently, an elderly relative had a routine procedure to screen for colon cancer. This particular relative is an active, healthy, vital 82-year-old that still works. Unfortunately, there is a family history of colon cancer, which, for prevention, requires bi-annual screening.

Two-years-ago a large pre-cancerous polyp was found and removed. Now, two years later, another pre-cancerous polyp found, which was thankfully also removed. Without the bi-annual screening, there is a good chance cancer would have developed.

This time, after the anesthesia wore off, the doctor was quick to inform her that, based on age, and despite a precarious looking growth being removed, this colonoscopy was her last. The procedure would no longer be covered nor would it be recommended.

Does this now mean that in America age now disqualifies some people from being eligible to locate pre-cancerous growths before they have a chance to turn into full-blown cancer?

The doctors reasoned that older people don’t handle chemotherapy very well. Therefore, even if malignancy were found, nothing would be done about it anyway – so why even bother to look for it?

In other words, for lack of any other fatal disease, why not embolden colon cancer cells to run wild in the lower intestines of old geezers?

The conversation between my family member and the doctor brought to mind the 2010 town hall meeting where a woman named Jane Sturm asked President Obama if he had been in charge five years prior would he have allowed her 105-year-old mother, who received a pacemaker when she was 100-years-old, to receive similar care based on zest for life?

Or would he have cut off care based on age?

Imagine, instead of healthcare decisions being a personal choice, Americans are asking a pro-choice president whether he would choose to allow an old woman who wants to live to receive treatment?

Obama, who had a virtual colonoscopy he’d deny to a WWII veteran, had an “end of life” answer for Jane Sturm. In order to cut down on waste and expense, Obama would have denied surgery, and instead of a pacemaker, would have granted “Granny Sturm a pain pill”.

Six years after that town hall meeting and my elderly relative is being told that at a certain age individuals will not only be denied the right to have cancer treatment, they’ll also be denied screening for cancer prevention.

With that in mind, as a nation, Americans are at a serious juncture.

What we have here are liberals who claim to believe in the right to healthcare proving once again that they don’t believe in the right to life.

Maybe someone should tell those meting out cancer screening approvals that being dead is unhealthy.

As for the living; our problem is that the right-to-healthcare party is deciding who has the right to healthcare, which ultimately puts those that argue there is no right to life in the position of determining who lives and who dies.

BARACK OBAMA’S JOKE TIME YIPEE! The Unemployed Have Healthcare

Barack Obama#WOriginally posted at CLASH Daily

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, once again “aging socialist Muslim” Barack Obama dipped his toe into the stand-up comedy pool. The problem is that what he had to say was more sad than funny.

At the podium, where he was supposed to be poking fun at himself aided by a cache of really bad jokes, Obama endeavored to justify his failed policies (hardy-har-har) and humiliate his critics.

At one point in his largely vindictive routine the president had this to say:

The fact is, though, at this point, my legacy is finally beginning to take shape. The economy is getting better. Nine in ten Americans now have health coverage. [Applause.] Today, thanks to Obamacare, you no longer have to worry about losing your insurance if you lose your job. You’re welcome, Senate Democrats. [Laughter and applause.]

“If?” Shouldn’t it be more like “since you lost your job,” or “when you lose your job?”
Either way, there are many problems with the president’s statement, the most glaring of which is Obama’s lack of elaboration on the “you no longer have to worry about losing your insurance if you lose your job” comment.

Although the comedically-challenged Obama is anything but amusing, what’s really not amusing is the cold hard truth that approximately 92 million, count ’em, 92 million, or half of America’s working-age population, may have Obama’s shoddy health insurance but are also not working.

In other words, how big of a laugh would Obama have gotten if, instead of pumping up his pathetic legacy, he decided to mention that in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – wait, wait, this is really hilarious – 19.9% of the 81 million families in America, or 16 million family units, had no one working?

It could have gone something like this: “I’m proud to say that, thanks to me, half of all working-age Americans, although hopelessly and possibly permanently unemployed, have all the time in the world to apply for Obamacare.”

Talk about rip-snortingly funny.

The data on unemployed families comes to us through the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey of the civilian non-institutional population.

Although, based on what’s happening in Ferguson and Baltimore, clearly some of those counted among the unemployed belong either in jail or in an insane asylum, census numbers include people 16 and older who are not on active duty in the military or in an institution such as a prison, nursing home, or mental hospital.

Looters and lunatics aside, when looking for stuff to tickle the funny bone of sycophant celebrities and fawning journalists, maybe instead of mocking Dick Cheney and FOX News and trying desperately to convince America he’s not a socialist Muslim, Obama the Joke Teller could have been more upfront. But he wasn’t.

And that’s understandable, because at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner love fest, Barack Obama was probably so excited about telling jokes and having “anger translator” Keegan-Michael Keys, aka “Luther,” verbalize what is really seething below the surface of his otherwise calm demeanor that he forgot to mention that in 1 out of 5 American families no one is working.

For us it’s different. According to William Shakespeare’s King Lear, “In jest, there is truth,” so how about we do what the president didn’t do and provide a witty visual?

For those who have problems grasping numbers:  16,000,000 American families amount to 879 Madison Square Gardens filled to capacity with one representative from each family unit. Of the staggering 92 million people in America who are currently not in the workforce, a large number of jobless people clearly belong to some of the 16 million families where not one person in the household is employed.

With that visual in mind, what really would have been comical is if instead of sharing what he perceives to be a superb legacy, the president ’fessed up, mixed a little truth in with his jest and said, “Thanks to me, Obama-unemployment-induced bleeding ulcers, heart attacks, strokes and migraine headaches are now fully covered by Obamacare!”

Malia’s Asthma and the Asphyxiation of America

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Having Obama, the man who took credit for inventing Obamacare at the White House science fair, blame his daughter Malia’s asthma on climate change while knowing full well he was smoking at the time is like volatile actor Alec Baldwin blaming his children’s nanny for any struggles they may have handling anger management issues as adults.

Besides, with all of the president’s supposed medical expertise and notwithstanding being married to America’s foremost health and nutrition expert, one would think that a man with such a stunning level of brilliance would at least be aware of the American Lung Association’s comments concerning secondhand smoke:

  • Children are especially sensitive to the dangers of secondhand smoke!
  • Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma.
  • Children who have asthma and who breathe secondhand smoke have more asthma attacks.

But as usual, truth and logic be damned!  Barack Obama will blame anyone other than himself for whatever negative effects his poor choices and selfish behavior impose on others.

For instance, Obama has condemned G.W. Bush for everything from unemployment to the national debt to the economy to Afghanistan and most recently to the growth of ISIS.  And G.W. is not alone.  Obama faults Congress for his lack of fiscal discipline, the oil industry for high oil prices, Wall Street fat cats for anything he can think of to blame on them, and Fox News and racism for his poor poll numbers.

It’s no secret that six years ago, when Barack Obama emerged from a cloud of choom smoke and ascended from the mean streets of Chicago to the lofty summit of power at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marlboro Red was his nicotine fix of choice.  At the time, Malia was ten years old and had racked up a decade, give or take, of inhaling her father’s secondhand smoke.

What we also know is that even though he’s still chewing Nicorette gum (and therefore very likely still smoking), Obama has no shame when it comes to exploiting his daughters to promote progressive policy or make political points.

For example, in 2010, Obama headed to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, eat snow cones, indulge in baskets of fried shrimp, and roll tar balls around on the beach.  The president said it was incumbent upon him to rush down there because 11-year-old Malia was fretting over the disaster.

According to the president, this is what happened: “You know, when I woke up this morning and I’m shaving, and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, ‘did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'”

Now, five years later, to justify taking what he calls “concrete steps” toward the formation of initiatives purportedly directed at dealing with the impact of climate change on public health, including his hosting an upcoming White House Climate Change and Health Summit, Obama has decided that now is the perfect time to dredge up an anecdote about Malia’s asthma.

Hey, wait!  Maybe avoiding a potential asthma attack was the reason the first daughters recently chose not to inhale the fumes of the 35,000 gallons of fuel burned while flying with Mom to Japan.  And maybe that’s why Malia was a no-show at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  It’s never a good time for asthma sufferers with potential latent food allergies to spend time rolling eggs around on freshly mown grass.

Speaking of grass, earlier in the week at a roundtable discussion at Howard University, while discussing the environment and public health, Obama brought up his time at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Forgetting to mention that besides smoking cigarettes, he frequently smoked “reefer” and indulged in druggie-fests while in LA, Obama blamed smog for his inability to suck air.  The president said:

I remember when I first went to college in Los Angeles in 1979, the air was so bad that you couldn’t go running outside. You’d have air quality alerts, and people who had respiratory problems or were vulnerable had to stay inside

In other words, to avoid smog-induced breathlessness, Obama, who’s usually full of hot air, stayed inside and smoked pot, which recent studies claim is far worse for lung health than cigarette smoke.

Then, while discussing climate change in a one-on-one interview with ABC News’s chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, the president said this: “What I can relate to is the fear a parent has, when your 4-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, ‘Daddy, I’m having trouble breathing.’ The fright you feel is terrible.”

Isn’t Obama, now promoting himself as the “clean air for children’s health” advocate, also the guy who voted “no” four times on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, the opponents of which, in support of a woman’s right to choose, believe that babies born alive in botched abortions should be denied oxygen?

Either way, rather than accept responsibility for his daughter’s alleged asthma (if she even has asthma), and admit that cigarette smoking may be the culprit behind a four-year-old gasping for breath, once again Obama passed the blame from himself to an environmental scapegoat.

As for Dr. Besser, he must have forgotten to ask whether, at the time of Malia’s bronchial distress, the president was in the habit of blowing smoke rings around his daughters.

Not only that, but if we’re discussing “having trouble breathing,” maybe Dr. Besser should have pointed out to the president that America is terribly frightened, too, because for six years straight he’s been choking the nation to death with policies that make being asphyxiated by Los Angeles pollution seem like a breath of fresh air.

Venezuela’s Government-Run Healthcare Morgue

Morgue_(1)Originally posted at American Thinker

The best way to scare wayward teens straight is to take them to prisons, morgues, and the scenes of fatal car crashes. The idea is to show out-of-control kids the end result of their stupidity, be it with their involvement in what the CDC calls the “national epidemic” of drug addiction, or a propensity toward a life of crime, alcohol abuse, or even promiscuous sex.

With that in mind, one can’t help but wonder whether it’s too late for America to be “Scared Straight,” because from the look of things, in the area of healthcare reform, our nation may be beyond help.

Let’s remember –- before ObamaCare was signed into law the warnings were many, most of which were ignored.  Since then, Obama has watched beheadings and immolations with the cold distance of a seasoned executioner, all the while attempting to convince Americans that their health and well-being is his top priority.

Sarah Palin warned of death panels and was mercilessly mocked, only to be vindicated when it was found out that American veterans were already dying on waiting lists, in government-run and funded VA hospitals. Now as the Affordable Care Act, which is ending up to be not so affordable, kicks in, the federal government is discussing reimbursing Medicare for “end of life discussions” that encourage the elderly and the infirm to reject costly treatment and sign on for glamorized pill-iative, I mean palliative care.

In addition, Johnson & Johnson, which has been involved in the implementation of ObamaCare from the start and has opined endlessly about controlling healthcare costs, has started an ambitious project to predict who will get a disease. Being peddled as a preventative/curative effort, the more realistic among us can only wonder whether the results of this venture will help the government determine who ultimately receives lifesaving care and who not to waste the money on.

The results of those endeavors remain to be seen, as well as whether the elderly mothers of future Jane Sturms, who Obama implied were a “waste” despite their “joy of living,” will be denied pacemakers based on their age.

Meanwhile, if there is still time to jolt America awake with more day-to-day concerns, maybe taking a look at the socialized healthcare issues of Venezuela will be our nation’s version of a scared-straight visit to the federally-run healthcare morgue.

The late Hugo Chávez, proponent of socialized everything, once said something similar to what Obama’s actions tacitly lend credibility to, which is that “healthcare is a human right.”  Chávez said:

Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health can’t be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can’t be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.

And so, the Venezuelan government controls water and electricity. Despite all that government oversight, regrettably, the people of Venezuela often find themselves in the dark because according to César Batiz in an article in the Americas Quarterly, since the nation nationalized the electrical grid, the “government has failed to build enough new power plants and to maintain existing ones.”

Although America is approximately 1,500 miles away from Venezuela, that sounds similar to how the hospital and doctor shortage is shaping up since ObamaCare became law.

As for public health services, Venezuela has high instances of Dengue fever, especially in areas that lack the potable water and trash collection. Although Chávez said that water is a human right and that the water supply is best overseen by the régime, there are water shortages and rationing.

And just as all these other human rights have turned out in Venezuela, so too is the non-privatized fundamental human right of government-provided healthcare ending up to be a forecast of what America can expect when Obama’s fundamental transformation of the U.S. healthcare system is complete.

Currently, Venezuela is suffering from a drug shortage so dire that the shelves in the pharmacies and the hospitals are completely bare.

So perhaps Americans, who get antsy if they have to wait more than 10 minutes for Amoxicillin for a kid’s earache, should consider an ObamaCare scared-straight fieldtrip to a Caracas pharmacy, where there is no Vitamin C, no folic acid, and no acetaminophen. Meanwhile, thanks to superior government-provided public health services, 35,000 Venezuelans infected with mosquito-transmitted viruses like Chikungunya have no Tylenol to treat severe joint pain.

So much for government-enforced human rights.

According to an article by Sergio Held titled “Tweeting for Treatment in Venezuela”, the country is also “facing a critical shortage of basic medical supplies.” Adding insult to injury, pharmacists must keep their stores open eight hours a day even though the shelves are bare, because if they close the benevolent human rights-oriented Venezuelan government suspends their license.

Not only are very sick people being denied essential medicines to survive, the Venezuelan healthcare infrastructure is collapsing because of money the government owes drug companies and other healthcare providers. While Hugo the Late considered privatization of healthcare to be denying basic human rights, 15% of Venezuela’s cancer patients are dying for lack of radiotherapy treatment and breast cancer victims are waiting to have tumors removed at a large Venezuelan medical facility, which on a smaller scale can certainly be likened to America’s VA waiting list where U.S. veterans died from lack of treatment.

And so, much like a group of at-risk juvenile delinquents who think jail is no big deal find out with a trip to a penitentiary that they’re wrong, maybe it’s time for Americans to take a good hard look at Venezuela and be scared straight into doing something about Obamacare before it’s too late.

Did Barack Obama Wear Women’s Shoes in Minnesota?

high-heels-20Originally posted at American Thinker

Barack “Yes we can” Obama has already proven that he’s big on slogans. Leaving behind FORWARD, and of course ‘Hope and Change…We Can Believe In,’ the president’s newest catchphrase is “In the shoes,” which describes loafer-lover Barack Obama attempting to reconnect with everyday Americans by metaphorically slipping into other people’s shoes.

To infuse added relatability into his plans to do future ‘in the shoes’ walkabouts, the White House is officially calling Obama’s planned encounters with the unwashed masses a “day-in-the-life” series, wherein the POTUS leaves his billionaire friends and devoted low-maintenance wife behind to venture forth onto the highways and byways of lower-class America.

I like to think of it as sort of a real-life version of that old Frank Sinatra tune, “A Day in the Life of a Fool.” Except in this case, the fool is the president.

The moccasins that Obama walked the first mile in belonged to Twin Cities mom Rebekah Erler, a woman from St. Anthony, Minnesota who supposedly came up with the idea all by herself to write the president and invite him to spend the day learning about the drudgery of everyday life. 

Inspired by Rebekah’s letter, Barack Obama rose to the occasion and is now embarking on what could be described as a sort of Hillary Clinton listening tour involving feet instead of ears and footgear instead of folding chairs.

Rebekah wrote and told the president she was frustrated because “those things, those little extras that make you feel like you’re making it, being able to put money aside for your kids’ college, going on vacation… You can’t do those anymore.” And whose fault is that?

Meanwhile, the president has no time to worry about missing IRS emails, or if ISIS is conquering Iraq, or if the broadest measure of economic growth, the GDP, contracted by 3%. Why? Because this president is all about priorities, and his current priority includes responding to Rebekah by squeezing his size 12 brogans into her pink flip-flops and taking a leisurely stroll around the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

In the run-up to the Minnesota visit, the president began identifying with the little people by breathing all over some Mexican food. Apparently, Barry got so excited about a burrito bowl at a Woodley Park Chipotle restaurant in Washington DC that he lost his head and did the unthinkable by crossing the sneeze guard border. 

By doing so, Obama was able to make everyone feel accepted and loved by sharing germs similar to the ones dispersed by the illegal restaurant workers behind the counter scooping out the Tomatillo-Green Chili. 

Purposely contaminating the food could have just been the president’s way of acknowledging that since the swine flu has infiltrated the borders of the U.S. and the superbug MDR-TB now threatens many lives, America feels that the mutual sharing of contagions is a great way for new friends to show how much they care.

On that note, Obama had this to say about his scheduled ‘in the shoes’ trip to Minnesota:

What I’m hoping to do when I get a chance to see Rebekah directly is to tell her that not only am I listening and paying attention, but there are actually policies out there that could be making a difference in her life if we could get Washington to work on her behalf.

What Barack Obama, who usually acts like he’s got political attention deficit disorder, was attempting to convey is that, unlike his political adversaries, he really does understand that despite Rebekah’s concerns about college and vacations, the only real worry American women have is whether or not they’ll get free birth control and unlimited access to abortion.

Hey, here’s an idea! Maybe instead of strolling around town with Rebekah pretending to be an actual human being, Obama should take the time to ‘listen and pay attention’ to the voices of those Americans who overwhelmingly reject Obamacare, are appalled at the IRS scandal, want to see Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from a Mexican jail, and who fear MS-13 gang members and children with Third-World diseases streaming across our borders.

Prior to the visit, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer spoke out about the president’s “day in the life”/“in the shoes” plans, saying that “The president is going to visit a community, spend the whole day there, talk to small business owners, families, workers, and get a real sense of what’s happening in America.”

So, judging by what Pfeiffer said, well into his second term President Obama still doesn’t know “what’s happening in America” and apparently needs a day-long walking tour in a woman’s shoes to find out. 

Mr. Obama did visit Rebekah’s community and hosted a town hall meeting where, if he had wanted to, he could have explained in more detail his ‘share the wealth’ philosophy with those whose wealth he’s been sharing for six years.

As for those poor, struggling small business owners and out-of-work workers Dan Pfeiffer was talking about, it’s surprising that the POTUS didn’t feel moved to remind the former again that they “didn’t build that,” and if he really wanted to make friends and influence people, maybe he should have invited the latter to Matt’s Bar in Minnehaha Park for a stuffed cheese “Jucy Lucy” burger, not exactly on Michelle Obama’s approved list of healthy eating alternatives. 

He did none of that.

After the Minnesota “day-in-the-life” was said and done, what it all really meant was that, as the midterm elections draw near, the best the Democrats can come up with is to have Barack Obama replicate what worked for ex-Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, which was to charm potential voters by walking around town in women’s shoes.

Huh?! Obama’s Healthcare Now for the Privileged


Originally posted at Clash Daily

access1In the mixed-up world of liberal logic, it’s hard to ignore that policy initiatives passed by this incompetent bureaucracy intended to advance fairness often end up contradicting the argument used to justify instituting them in the first place.

Take for instance the liberals’ insistence that healthcare is a right or a moral entitlement. The argument is that health care should not be a marketable commodity available to a chosen few, but instead a free perk every human being, regardless of social or financial status, should have access to and be able to afford.

The problem is that a ham-fisted government attempting to establish healthcare as a right has accomplished precisely what it was trying to prevent. Instead of healthcare becoming more accessible and affordable, it’s becoming less accessible and even more unaffordable.

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, agrees with the liberal left that health care is a right:

The right to health means that governments must generate conditions in which everyone can be as healthy as possible. Such conditions range from ensuring availability of health services, healthy and safe working conditions, adequate housing and nutritious food. The right to health does not mean the right to be healthy.

Although not up-to-speed on the “adequate housing” part just yet, in hopes of “ensuring availability of health services” to every American, Barack Obama has worked feverishly to catch up to socialist countries like Great Britain and Canada, both of whom have healthcare systems that, despite the glowing advertisements, fail miserably.

Oddly, here in America, those determined to ensure that 300 million people are recipients of what the WHO calls the “right to health” are making it harder instead of easier to attain the “right to be healthy,” which Dr. Chan did point out is not a right.

During the 2008 debates, when asked if healthcare was a right or a privilege, former professor and full-time revisionist of America’s “fatally flawed” Constitution, candidate Barack Obama (who makes things up as he goes along), said that he believed healthcare should be a right!

Barack Obama followed that proclamation by proceeding to tell a heart-wrenching personal tale – eventually proven false – about his dying mother spending her last days fighting with her insurance company from her hospital bed! In typical Barack Obama style, the president was fudging the truth a bit. Ann Dunham’s health insurance adequately covered her cancer treatment; what the anthropologist with ovarian cancer was arguing over was her disability insurance policy.

It should be noted that Obama said that Stanley Ann did the arguing from a hospital room, which was a privilege denied to 150 and counting deceased U.S. veterans trapped in a government single-payer system who wasted away on a VA waiting list.

Now, six years after Barack Obama shared his made-up family deathbed insurance struggles, there are millions of Obamacare horror stories emerging daily and a VA rationing scandal with a growing body count. Notwithstanding the sadness associated with his mother’s medical condition, Stanley Ann Dunham was ultimately better off than millions of Americans who will surely be denied access to healthcare thanks to her highfalutin’ son’s attempt to reengineer the U.S. healthcare system.

What Barack Obama and his liberal cohorts sold to America as a safeguard against healthcare denial stemming from lack of privilege has now become the tool that is depriving 270 million Americans of many of the benefits they enjoyed before the promise was made. In other words, contrary to the original stated intent, what was supposed to be a safeguard is accomplishing the exact opposite.

The initial effort was to turn a marketable commodity into a fundamental right, which it is not, and as a result – regrettably for the progressive left – the liberal cause has taken a hit. Thanks to the government’s pervasive lack of ability, instead of accomplishing another lofty liberal goal, the special advantages that healthcare reform was instituted to eliminate have made things worse.

The FLOTUS Pooh-Poohs Potatoes in an Op-Ed

5206Originally posted at American Thinker

In response to complaints about her precious school lunch program, Mrs. Obama is riled up.  The FLOTUS is so annoyed that she’s written an op-ed published in the New York Times that praises physicians, pans the House of Representatives, and pooh-poohs the potato.

Does it matter that the doctors Michelle Obama cites in her effort to give credibility to her healthy lunch argument are the same group of professionals that “overwhelmingly disagree with the changes to U.S. health care by ObamaCare?”

Guess not, because Mrs. Obama is using every weapon at her disposal to wage war against those who dare to suggest schools should be given the choice to opt out of her veggies-for-lunch program.  

According to the FLOTUS, the original goal of instituting a government-run lunch menu was to “end the epidemic of childhood obesity … so that kids born today … grow up healthy.” Mrs. Obama swears that the way to end to childhood obesity is to allow the same government – the one that has thwarted the ability of 92 million Americans to work – to apply “what works” when feeding their children at school.

In defense of government-ordered cafeteria fare, much like her global-warming huckster husband Barack, Michelle depends on the “most current science,” as well as research that indicates “kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets.”  Who knew?

So while Sasha and Malia attend a school that costs $25K per year and get to choose between “Classic Entrees” that include baked Ziti, Cuban pork sandwiches, and BBQ wings, Michelle, who adores ancho-chile short ribs herself, denies similar choices to children tethered to publicly-funded school lunch programs.

Meanwhile, the FLOTUS asserts that the benefits of healthy-lunch initiatives are “evidence-based” and rely on “current science,” which raises the question:  Are Sasha and Malia instructed to pick only from the “Vegetarian Entrée” side of the Sidwell Friends lunch menu?

In her NY Times piece, Michelle emphasized that the obesity rate is beginning to fall among our youngest children, a claim Albert Einstein College of Medicine epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat believes is an “imprecise” CDC finding that may very well be the opposite.

Nevertheless, despite conflicting studies and overall obesity rates remaining stagnant, Mrs. Obama sees progress, which is the same mentality that considers it progress to ruin the healthcare of 270 million insured Americans so that 30 million uninsured Americans can have equally shoddy healthcare.

After citing imprecise CDC findings, leaning upon the expertise of doctors who criticize Obamacare, and ignoring the lunch menu her own daughters enjoy, Michelle shifted her argument to the child-hating House of Representatives.

That’s when the potato bashing really got started. 

This is a woman who admitted that she couldn’t stop eating French fries.  So why demean potatoes so aggressively that the United Potato Growers of America deserve a public apology?  Oprah Winfrey got sued for less than that by Texas cattlemen for dissing beef. 

Moreover, doesn’t Mrs. Obama, organic gardener extraordinaire, grow a unique variety of spuds in her Kitchen Garden – potatoes like red Sangre, purple fingerlings from Peru, Mountain Rose, Red Thumb, and Canela Russet?

The article didn’t stop with disparaging potatoes, either.  From there Michelle blatantly accused Republicans of waging war against women and children by suggesting that potatoes, which are rich in Vitamin B6 and potassium, as well as Vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese and fiber, should remain on the list of foods women can purchase with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) dollars.

“That’s why,” Michelle informed readers, “the Institute of Medicine — the nonpartisan, scientific body that advises on the standards for WIC — has said that potatoes should not be part of the WIC program.” 

According to Michelle ‘Fingerling Potato Velouté’ Obama who, unlike Dan Quayle, spells potato correctly and obviously consumes a healthy share of taters herself, “there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that [in her opinion] many women and children already consume enough potatoes[.]”

In the paraphrased words of Thomas Jefferson: ‘A government big enough to buy you your potatoes is a government big enough to take those potatoes away.’

From spuds, Michelle moved on to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which hundreds of schools are hoping to opt out of.  Clearly not a fan of “optional,” the FLOTUS favors “mandatory.”

The FLOTUS warned America that members of the House of Representatives (meaning Republicans) are “threatening to roll back these new standards and lower the quality of food our kids get in school,” which is untrue. The type of flexibility and autonomy Michelle’s daughters enjoy at Sidwell is what Republicans are requesting on behalf of public schools.  

Then Michelle asked, “Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches? You don’t have to be a nutritionist” – which she is not – “to know that [pizza sauce counting as a vegetable] doesn’t make much sense.”

Neither does eating fried fat cakes, Michelle, neither does eating fried fat cakes.

Still, despite the futile nature of the carrots-and-kale versus pizza-and-hot-dogs argument, Michelle is right about one thing:  “Our children deserve so much better than this” – but not as it relates to food.  Our kids deserve a future that includes freedom from the government strangulation prevalent in every policy Michelle Obama and her husband Barack have placed upon the tiny shoulders of America’s next generation. 

As Michelle Obama rightly says, “The bottom line is very simple: As parents, we always put our children’s interests first,” which is why the government should butt out.  After all, as Michelle points out, “We wake up every morning and go to bed every night worrying about their well-being and their futures.”

The problem is that, in the interest of furthering their progressive ideology, from policing lunch rooms to invading doctors’ offices to running roughshod over our economy, New York Times op-ed contributor Michelle Obama and her husband Barack are clearly the ones putting the well-being and future of America’s children last.

Mrs. Knucklehead Smiff Calls Millennials Knuckleheads

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Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Young people of America! The first lady of the United States thinks you’re a “knucklehead.”

That’s right, a “knucklehead,” which is defined as “A stupid person; a blockhead…fool; idiot… a stupid, bumbling, inept person.”

Merriam-Webster dictionary online lists words that are synonymous with knucklehead, like airhead, birdbrain, cretin, doofus, dumbbell, half-wit, ignoramus, nincompoop, and schnook – you get the picture.

First FLOTUS attended a faux pajama party and danced it up with two ex-SNL comedians in drag. Then Michelle informed her slumber party mates, “Sara” and “Stacey,” that kale chips are high in what sounded like “Omega-3 fatty-ass-id.”

After the skit, Mrs. Obama slid into something more comfortable, and sidled up on Jimmy Fallon’s couch to continue politicizing late night TV on The Tonight Show.

The first lady explained why young people need Nanny State Obamacare to take care of them: they’re “knuckleheads.”

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Mrs. Obama said:“Well, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26. But once they hit 26 — they’re on their own.”

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when staying on your parent’s insurance until you’re 26 wasn’t something to be proud of. Michelle Obama warned that at age 26, young Americans who are unemployed thanks to her husband are really, really on their own.

Thankfully, as a fill-in for Papa and Mama, Obamacare will happily stand in the gap.

The first lady continued: “And a lot of young people think they’re invincible,” and here’s why: because “the truth is, young people are knuckleheads.”

Why are they knuckleheads? According to Mrs. Obama, “They’re the ones who are cooking for the first time and slice their finger open, they’re dancing on the bar stool.”

Wait! Cut their finger cooking? Dancing on bar stools? Is that how the first lady views America’s young people? Moreover, isn’t this the woman who wants to hand out abortifacients to teenagers like candy? So why is she worried about cut fingers and bar stool injuries?

Apparently Michelle Obama views twenty-somethings as klutzes who can’t handle a paring knife. People so sheltered that, at 26 years of age, they finally cook their first meal like a big boy and a big girl.

Then, after slicing open a finger and only barely able to stop the bleeding because of not having Obamacare, these knuckleheads go and drown their no-health-insurance sorrows in a bar, getting sloshed and dancing on bar stools.

How condescending. How insulting. How totally obnoxious.

If Millennials are “knuckleheads,” it’s for being stupid enough to help elect Barack Obama – who ironically happens to bear a striking resemblance to Knucklehead Smiff – not once, but twice. Clearly, Mrs. Obama doesn’t realize that if not for those “knuckleheads,” her husband might not have been elected all those long, miserable years ago.

With that in mind, this is a perfect opportunity for the ‘Young Invincibles’ to send a truly invincible message. Refuse to be coerced into Obamacare by this supercilious woman.

The condescending First Lady and her dummkopf husband have already placed too many burdens on the shoulders of those she’s calling “knuckleheads.”

So when Obamacare comes calling? Just say no!

Government Zombies See Dead People

Zombies

Originally posted at American Thinker

The Zombie Apocalypse may be here, because it appears that dead people are showing up and trying to pass themselves off as living.

Take for instance the mother of deceased 15-year-old Jasmine. Recently, Laurie Villarreal, Jasmine Martinez’s bereaved mom, paid a visit to the Social Security Administration, which everyone knows is run by an infallible bureaucracy. After the IRS rejected Villarreal’s 2012 tax return and in an effort to illegally collect a $5,000 tax refund, the woman tried to pull a fast one by insisting that her dependent daughter Jasmine was still very much alive.

Government workers weren’t going to be fooled by that story, and despite being provided Jasmine’s “Fingerprints. Social Security, birth certificate, school records, everything,” the not-to-be-fooled geniuses at the SSA weren’t having any of it.

After all, if the government says you’re dead, like it or not, dead you are.

Desperate to collect her $5,000, Jasmine’s mom dragged her daughter’s carcass all over creation trying to pass her off as living. Speaking from beyond the grave, Jasmine claimed, “I had to get out of school. I had to bring my ID, I had to bring everything, and they still didn’t believe [me].”

Laurie jumped through all the hoops, but was still told additional paperwork was missing. After submitting a fresh batch of forms, Villarreal heard nothing back.

Thankfully, as it turns out, Jasmine really is alive!

A living, breathing teenage girl standing in front of bureaucrats and still being called dead doesn’t bode well for patients with a pulse trying to avoid being prematurely bundled up in a shroud and delivered to the hospital ice box after government-run ObamaCare fully kicks in. Why? Because it took a full year for Social Security to concede that there was a Jasmine who was dead in California, but she wasn’t the same Jasmine who’d been trying for 12 months to prove she was alive in Illinois.

The excuse from the Social Security Administration was that someone who matched Jasmine’s profile caused the never-ever-confused civil service workers to get mixed up.

Records show that every month, while they’re still alive and kicking, the Social Security Administration lists about 1,000 Americans as dead. What will happen when John (the second most popular first name) Smiths (the most common last name) start kicking the bucket all over the place? That remains to be seen.

One year later, Social Security reports that the Martinez mistake is corrected, and at least for now, as far as official records go, Jasmine has been relocated from the dead column back into the living column. Unfortunately, to date, the IRS still hasn’t sent Laurie that belated tax refund check she’s been waiting for.

Jasmine’s mom had this to say: “You’re dealing with more than just a little mistake. You’re dealing with peoples’ lives.” Uh, yeah! And pretty soon bureaucrats will be dealing with all our lives via government-involved health care.

Before long, when 300 million life-and-death decisions are being made by Magnanimous Central, things could get a little hectic in the alive-or-dead department, which will cause complications for people who have not yet assumed room temperature. But then again, the IRS will be running the entire show, and according to President Obama, that branch of the government is very efficient.

Nonetheless, Laurie Villarreal, mother of the formerly dead Jasmine, said “It’s been very stressful both emotionally [and] financially.” Is she saying that having your child mistakenly declared dead by people who then made the mistake of refusing to believe she’s alive is stressful?

Another woman, 78-year-old Jo Anne Metternich, who, sorry to say, is much closer to being dead than Jasmine, had a similar experience when she recently tried to open a joint bank account with her daughter. That’s when Jo Anne was informed that she too was dead.

According to Metternich, the bank employee “ran a credit report, and she looked at me and she said, ‘This says you’re deceased,’ and I just sat there in shock.”

Evidently the woman never saw the “I see dead people” movie The Sixth Sense, wherein after hanging around for months, Bruce Willis finally realizes he’s one of the dead people.

Metternich complained, “What angers me so much is that these things happen and then it’s up to me to get it corrected.”

An Inspector General’s report says dead-when-living mistakes are a result of “inaccurate death reports or inaccurate data input” which, again, with the dawning of ObamaCare, brings little solace to those about to become casualties of the healthcare system.

In the future, what if a person is bleeding from a major artery, seeks help, and then pops up on the government database as “Deceased?” Do they have to wait until the régime irons out those “glitches” too before anyone can apply pressure to the wound?

In other words, if this happens in the healthcare arena, before government workers can get the bleeding to stop on a patient listed as dead, will the injured-but-not-dead party have to find a way to prove that the source of the blood geyser is actually a beating heart?

In young Jasmine’s case, it took a year to prove she was alive. After the fact, a Social Security spokeswoman commiserated with the Martinez/Villarreal family’s dilemma, saying, “Unfortunately, these things happen… but some cases are more complicated than others.”

With the dawn of ObamaCare upon us, it’s guaranteed that many more living people are sure to be entered into the database as deceased. That’s why things are about to become very difficult for millions ofAmericans who’ll have to deal with government zombies insisting that the person standing right in front of them is dead.

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