Monday, July 27, 2009

Coulter on Obamacare

Nice piece on Obamacare from Ann Coulter. Here is a sample:

"But politicians are more interested in pleasing lobbyists for acupuncturists, midwives and marriage counselors than they are in pleasing recent college graduates who only want to insure against the possibility that they'll be hit by a truck. So politicians at both the state and federal level keep passing boatloads of insurance mandates requiring that all insurance plans cover a raft of non-emergency conditions that are expensive to treat -- but whose practitioners have high-priced lobbyists. As a result, a young, healthy person has a choice of buying artificially expensive health insurance that, by law, covers a smorgasbord of medical services of no interest to him ... or going uninsured. People who aren't planning on giving birth to a slew of children with restless leg syndrome in the near future forgo insurance -- and then politicians tell us we have a national emergency because some people don't have health insurance." Ann Coulter, 7/22/2009.

Virginia Boy Does Good

After several months of speculation we finally see a formal announcement that Francis Collins has been nominated by the MIC to head the NIH. This has been rumored for some time now and the word on the street was that the delay in the announcement was due in part to his need for a little extra time to finish up his latest book and get it to the publisher before once again becoming a Federal employee.

As you might expect, the fact that Collins has no problem proclaiming that he is something as subversive as a "CHRISTIAN" is causing wailing and gnashing of teeth from the progressive libtards both in and out of the scientific community. I say TOUGH SHIT. I've had the honor of interacting with this guy back when he was still director of the NHGRI and based on his track record to date, I doubt you will see anything out of the ordinary; certainly nothing as ridiculous as Hansen getting arrested. How on earth does this guy keep his Federal job?

Cal Thomas does an excellent job of exposing the left's hypocrisy; go read it ! And another good read is Collins commencement address at Virginia in 2001.

If I were him I am not sure I would agree to serve under the MIC particularly with the likes of this zero, but I think the NIH will be well served to have Collins at the helm and I think he has the style and common sense not to let his faith affect the job at hand. God speed Francis !

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Pimp My Ride.........

You might remember those "Money for Guns" schemes from the 1990s where the major city police would pay cash if folks would turn in their guns. It quickly became obvious that the street urchins were turning in grandpa's old rusty rods and using the cash to upgrade their semi-autos and buy body armour. Way to go libtards !

A similar plan is being offered by the MIC to boost car sales. See this excellent story over at American Thinker for coverage of the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

What If You Could Turn Off The Internet

Imagine if you will the howling we would have heard from the progressive ranks if Bush would have proposed this legislation while he was still in office; the ability of the Executive to shut down key parts of the internet during a world-wide cybersecurity crisis. Surely something this sinister must have originated from deep within the undisclosed Cheney security complex.

ARRA and Comperative Effectiveness Research

I've been extremely busy this spring taking care of family and normal business but extra busy helping out my agency increase the ranks of the dependent classes by handing out ARRA funds. I quickly came to the conclusion that this has little to do with jobs or economic recovery and everything to do with keeping the Democrats in office. There is candy in this legislation for constituencies that don't even exist yet !

Which leads me to the topic of Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research (CER). This was in ARRA simply because it was part of Daschle's book, but when he was canned early on for tax stupidity someone forgot to remove it from the bill.

Sandy Szwarc over at Junkfood Science does an excellent job of describing just what the progressives plan to do with this data as they move forward dismantling the best health care system in the world. We can only hope there is enough spine remaining in the Senate to save us from this nonsense.