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Graduates Promised Contraceptive ‘Peace of Mind’

health-sec-kathleen-sebelius-100110Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

 Liberals are obsessed with sex. That obsession includes other people’s sex lives and outfitting them with all the accoutrements to ensure that sexual activity is worry-free. In the mind of a liberal, college = sex; if you’re a 14-year-old, that = sex; and even elementary school = the need to learn about sex. In the military there’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ sex; in the Oval Office there used to be cigar aficionado sex; and let’s face it, politics always = sex.  Not to mention the potential for illicit mayoral sex with Anthony Weiner emerging in NYC as a contender.

Now, thanks to Obamacare, which everyone already knows is all about sex, liberals are fulfilling their patriotic duty by facilitating opportunities for Americans of all ages to indulge in carefree sex.

Imagine! You’re graduating from high school or college and the President of the United States’ Health and Human Services Secretary sends congratulations your way via a HealthCare Blog post, wherein she assures you that you’ll be outfitted free of charge for an activity humans have somehow managed to master without the help of either a high school or college diploma.  Go figure.

Those are exactly the sort of salutations that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued when she extended kudos to the class of 2013 in a HealthCare Blog post entitled “Class of 2013: Graduate with Peace of Mind.”  Question: Since when did mindless sex have anything to do with your mind?

Either way, whether it does or it doesn’t, sex-obsessed Sebelius has promised grads “protections and benefits” that afford amorous alumni “greater control” after they remove their mortarboards.  Those “protections and benefits,” in addition to abortion on demand, include free birth control.

In the mind of a liberal like Kathleen Sebelius, having “less to worry about” doesn’t mean securing a job (because that ain’t happening) – it means having something fun to do between trips to the mailbox to pick up unemployment checks.Sebelius’s graduation 2013 post read, “Bottom line: Because of the Affordable Care Act, you’ll be able to begin this next chapter of your life with the peace of mind and security health insurance provides.” Clearly, that means despite a bleak job market and the country going bankrupt, thanks to the taxpayer-funded Affordable Care Act debauchery is still doable.

Why?  Because, according to Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare “provides protections and benefits that give [Americans] greater control of [their] health care.” These include “requiring most insurance plans to cover proven preventive services–like birth control and certain cancer screenings–without you paying a penny.”

In her  post, Sebelius didn’t mention responsibility, success, or the future; instead the graduates of 2013 were told how Obamacare guarantees ex-students who are unemployed or without health insurance the security of remaining on their parents’ health plan until they’re 26.  Yippee!

That’s because the liberal mindset is such that mooching off Mom and Dad is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged.  It’s similar to the entitlement approach socialist types like to foster for the collective.  Therefore, if you graduate high school at 18 and choose to forego college, Sebelius is saying that as a reward you get to copulate with wild abandon for eight years compliments of the US government.

The liberal lexicon defines immaturity, focus on frivolity, and sexual promiscuity as “flexibility to make choices about your future without worrying about where you’re going to get health insurance.”  That’s why the left’s idea of “flexibility” really has more to do with positions used in activities that require free birth control than it does with worries about having or not having healthcare coverage.

So according to Kathleen Sebelius’s blog post, although employment prospects look grim, 2013 graduates need not burden themselves with spending one penny of their unemployment benefits on contraceptives.  Instead, sex-obsessed liberals, by way of Obamacare, will provide an array of contraceptive methods, sterilization, and emergency contraceptives, which will alleviate the stress of having to spend hours hanging around in abortion clinics.

In other words, if you’re younger than 26, Obamacare will give your sex life a boost by providing free birth control and, most importantly, eradicate the need to fret over incidentals like disposing of an unwanted pregnancy, finding a job, and venturing forth into the world as a full-fledged adult.

In closing, Sebelius reminded graduates that starting in 2014, health insurers cannot deny coverage “based on a pre-existing condition, like cancer, asthma, or acne, or mak[e] you pay more just because you are a woman.”

What she didn’t mention was whether repeated-abortion-damaged reproductive organs, genital herpes, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, or Chlamydia would be considered a “pre-existing condition.”  Therefore, if sexually transmitted diseases are not game changers, then Kathleen Sebelius was definitely referring to more than graduation when she ended her 2013 post with “Congratulations on your achievement!”

Misquoting MLK

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

To the amazement of many, President Obama actually counts himself among a short list of historical greats, and in fact perceives himself to be a little bit Lincoln and a little bit MLK. So much so that in 2010, along with quotes from John F. Kennedy and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King were both honored in a redecorated Oval Office.

Indelibly embroidered into the Oval Office rug was a quote attributed to King: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  But the problem is that the words were actually those of “abolitionist, Unitarian minister and Transcendentalist thinker” Theodore Parker.  Civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was such an admirer of Parker that he often wove the minister’s eloquent words into the tapestry of his own powerfully moving speeches.

Misappropriation of words is not unusual; even Constitutional law professor Barack Obama has been known to confuse the United States Constitution with, and has also misquoted, the Declaration of Independence.

Out promoting liberal policy, Obama once attempted to build a consensus of likeminded people when, concerning the torture of prisoners of war, he assigned words to conservative British politician Winston Churchill that he never actually said.  On occasion, Obama has even been known to distort the Word of God by bumbling a Bible verse or two.

Not that America holds Obama responsible for the accuracy of every word spoken or written, but one would think that during the first African-American presidency, quotes attributed to a civil rights leader of the caliber of Martin Luther King Jr. should at least be accurate.  Especially since the President takes every possible opportunity to compare himself to King whom, unlike Obama, was a humble humanitarian.

Now, just prior to Martin Luther King Day 2012, we come to find out that the monument situated on the National Mall between the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials has an out-of-context quote inscribed on the “north face of the 30-foot-tall granite statue.”

The quotation reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” Dr. King’s son, Martin Luther King III, told CNN, “That was not what Dad said.” Maya Angelou, poet, civil rights activist, and friend of the Kings, says the shortened version is boastful and makes MLK sound like an “arrogant twit” when in reality he was nothing of the sort.

Taken from a sermon given two months prior to his assassination entitled “The Drum-Major Instinct,” King’s self-written pre-mortem eulogy’s goal was to expose the evil danger of promoting oneself.  The accurate version was: “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.”

Nonetheless, because President Obama spoke at the dedication of the monument, there is an upside to having an error etched in stone. Purportedly there to honor King, as usual Obama used the opportunity to extract sympathy for his own misguided partisanship woes by linking King’s struggle for equality was his own self-inflicted wounds, and in so doing accomplished exactly what Dr. King’s speech condemned.

Had self-aggrandizing Barack Obama not been a small boy at the time, if he had had the honor of attending the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, on February 4, 1968 and stayed to listen, he would have been chastised by King for the folly associated with the type of behavior that appears to be part of Barack’s DNA. Thus, it was a good thing at the dedication ceremony MLK’s words were not yet clarified, as inaccuracy averted an embarrassing situation for the President.

Standing in the shadow of the monument, if King’s quote had been in proper context the President would have looked just like the egotistical braggart he is.  Unlike Barack Obama, Reverend King was unassuming and self-aware.  A godly man, he recognized the weakness of humanity and assigned to the fleshly nature the “basic human instinct” to be your own drum major, a quality Barack Obama excels at.

Prophetically speaking, Reverend King rightly said that seeking “recognition and praise…is dangerous and can lead to many social ills, including bigotry.” He argued that the drum major “instinct [could] be harnessed for noble ends, but only by doing good works and not by seeking accolades for doing them.”

Not seeking praise for charitable works is the basic principle of “when you give to the needy, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” a habit look-at-me liberals like Barack ‘entitlement’ Obama seem incapable of breaking.

Although on what would have been Martin Luther King’s 83rd birthday the rug in the Drum Major-in-Chief’s Oval Office will remain incorrectly inscribed, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has given the National Park Service 30 days to correct the quote on the MLK monument and put it into proper context.

The only problem is that, after the drum major quote is corrected, it will be quite awkward for Barack Obama to speak at the monument again if modest words are to be the backdrop to his speech. So, if the President does choose to return, just like the last time he should make sure to position his podium on the south side of the monument under the MLK quote: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope,” which more accurately describes the rocky condition of his desperately hopeless “Hope and Change” presidency.


Charging the Bleachers for Change

Originally posted at American Thinker

Democrats have a long history of exploiting the type of naïveté endemic to idealistic youth.  In the early 1970’s, while I was in high school, there was an anti-war “moratorium” on school grounds.  I vaguely remember that a commotion ensued and a herd of hippies stampeded out to the football field and populated the bleachers with Earth Shoes and love beads.  Caught up in the enthusiasm, I allowed myself to be ferried along with the crowd. The truth is I had no idea where I was headed or what was going on.

A similar spirit of youthful angst is infusing power into a dynamic situation presently taking place in Wisconsin.  Caught up in the event, new generations of spoiled rotten kids have joined forces with union workers to give away what they haven’t worked for.  In photos of the free-for-all, angry young women appear to be truant militants who decided to skip the women’s studies classes and march against “The Man.”

On the bright side, for the left, the rowdy activist front in Wisconsin has proven to be an encouraging sign for potential recruits and a firm foundation for the Democratic Party to build upon for the next election.  Hence, the arm of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign machine, Organizing for America, has geared up and is presently in the process of mobilizing an “army of community organizers” made up of young people who, when not at political rallies in Wisconsin, should otherwise be working.

Democrat activists are advertising this year’s Obama-centered volunteer Summer Organizing Fellowship as another opportunity to strengthen American society, i.e. “our democracy,” by “moving forward for years to come” the left-wing agenda of the person who has undermined many democratic principles and freedoms during his first two years as president.

Democrats might as well be asking the youth of America to assist in building the gallows they’ll be hung from as the left prepares to recruit young people to usher in another Obama term.

As the campaign ensues, being bandied about is the inspirational word: “Cause.”  Regrettably, thus far, the left’s unpaid helper syllabus has failed to clearly define what that “cause” actually is.  The indistinct nature of the term may be purposeful. Obama operatives are probably confident that ambiguity will result in a similar 1972-style nary-a-clue charge to the bleachers.

In 39 years not much has changed.  It’s 2011 and the Barack Obama “Summer Organizing Fellowship” is just another in a long history of liberal military-type recruitment efforts directed at individuals who normally would boo and hiss at on-campus ROTC representatives.  The revitalized Obama “grassroots program … aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders – not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country.”

It sounds as if Organizing for America is planning to turn Generation X’s attention from collective bargaining efforts in Wisconsin toward lacing up symbolic leather boots with the intention of placing a community organizing “foot” squarely on America’s electoral throat.

The promo for the June-through-August fellowship eggs on street soldiers to scurry mindlessly toward the bleachers, reminding them along the way “Effective organizing doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  It takes commitment, time and hard work to build a ‘movement around a cause.'”  The message: Forfeit summer jobs because commitment and hard work is praiseworthy only if toiling endlessly without pay for MYBARACKOBAMA.COM.

The President’s pitch team maintains the summer program is “not just to help win elections” (emphasis on the “not just”), but to “foster a new generation of leaders.”  Let’s face it — what could be a better advertisement for community organizing than Barack Obama spending afternoons with his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office?

The exciting “Summer Organizer Program” application promises those selected will be “trained in the basic organizing principles that have helped to build and power this movement, and [will] be assigned to a specific community where [those selected will] get to work organizing supporters…street-by-street, neighborhood by neighborhood.”  Selection is contingent on things like paying your own travel expenses and answering mandatory questions about “working with diverse communities,” as well as displaying measurable obliviousness to what the “movement” is really all about.

In addition, potential community organizers will be building the “movement around a cause” by agreeing to bunk in other states in free communal housing with other equally enthusiastic Obama supporters.  Young people from blue states concerned about home “communities” will almost certainly be called on to prove their loyalty to the greater cause by agreeing to be deployed to “boots on the ground” red states.  Organizing for America maintains that by doing so, Astroturf — sorry, I mean “grassroots power [will rise] to an impressive new level.”

So here we are America, one year and nine months from the next Presidential election, and Barry has executed a couple of very impressive community organizing test runs.  Crowds of cheering T-shirt-wearing young people rallied to the fore on behalf of Barack-promoted civility in Tucson and then just a few weeks later united behind a President who said uncivil protesters are America’s friends and “neighbors.” Youthful enthusiasm for two diametrically opposed stances proves once again that Democrats know how to capitalize on those who simplistically allow themselves to be shepherded along to the bleachers without fully understanding where they’re going, much less why.

The President said, “Victory alone is not the change we seek — it is only the chance for us to make that change.” Therefore, for Barack Obama to emerge from the next election victorious and in hopes of filling the stadium seats with clueless voters a second time in 2012, Organizing for America is in the process of actively cultivating the same herd mentality I foolishly fell prey to in 1972.

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