Category name:Health Care Reform

Obama Receives Nobel Prize in Literature Citing Hemingway as an Inspiration

March 19, 2012 / Comments Off on Obama Receives Nobel Prize in Literature Citing Hemingway as an Inspiration

USA Today had a howler today where Obama’s efforts with Health Care Reform were likened to the effort of Santiago to bring home his prized marlina in “The Old Man and The Sea.” The article quoted from the new David Corn book.  A book with a catchy catchy title: “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party.

The frustrations of the presidency once had Barack Obama reach for a literary metaphor.

“At times he couldn’t help feeling, as he told one associate, a kinship with the protagonist in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea,” writes David Corn in his new book on the presidency.

“He had, against tremendous odds, caught a big fish, but on the long voyage back to shore, his prized catch had been picked to pieces by sharks,” Corn writes.

LINK:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/03/obama-sometimes-i-feel-like-the-old-man-and-the-sea/1?csp=34news#.T2c0S9X5Y4Q

Random House publishing is leaking the title of Obama’s follow up literary effort:  “The Birth Certificates of Kilimanjaro”

Target Rich Literature:  maybe “The Unemployment Also Rises” or “For Whom the SuperPac Tolls” or “A Farewell to Jobs”

Separated at The Breakfast Table (#2)

March 6, 2010 / Comments Off on Separated at The Breakfast Table (#2)

Two of the Brow’s faves…

Didja know that Frankenberry is the Official Cereal of Health Care Reconcilliation:

Franken has better teeth and bolts removed from his neck

Dispensing TARP funds like they’re Lucky Charms:

I'll make me a bus and I'll jump underneath it!

Green Tarps, Blue Clunkers & Pink Bailouts

Pelosi Has Her Clairol Moment: Does She or Doesn’t She?

March 5, 2010 / Comments Off on Pelosi Has Her Clairol Moment: Does She or Doesn’t She?

Only her Blue Dawgs know for sure…

You Make The Call...

The old tag line for Clairol hair products is the question on the lips of progressives, conservatives and the media: Does she or doesn’t she have the votes in the House?

With Bart Stupak (D, MI) saying he and his crew can not vote for the Senate bill because of the abortion language, where will she find the votes to get to 216?

(The ‘retirement’ of Massa in NY State next monday knocks a “no” vote off the rolls so the 216 count is the correct one, not 217)

And that news has Pancy Nelosi happy because, ya know, she was an American Girl raised on promises…

http://blip.fm/~m9c2j

#HCRSummit Obama Nursery Rhyme

February 25, 2010 / Comments Off on #HCRSummit Obama Nursery Rhyme

The tall, good looking, wear a nice suit, run a nice roundtable meeting guy had a moment or two where he looked very petulant today. Not all Presidential even though he was clearly in charge. Fascinating.

Barry Barry quite contrary
Can you make HealthCare grow?
With shifting goals
And shrinking polls
And pretty BlueDawgs all in a row.

#HCRSummit = The Pompous Pomposity of Pompousness

February 25, 2010 / Comments Off on #HCRSummit = The Pompous Pomposity of Pompousness

This political theater is so bad it has me pining for the days of Bill Clinton. Someone please talk me down off the ledge.

What this Health Care Reform Summit needs is a dose of Daniel Hannan. Remember him? Conservatives in Congress could use some of his spine.

“This monstrosity, sir, is an warranted grab of 1/6 of the US economy by the devalued President of a devalued Government.”

Something like that would’ve been nice to clear the air, then we might’ve gotten some REAL bipartisan food fighting. Though I did think for a second that John McCain was gonna chuck some chow at BHO. He was looking almost like Nikita Krushschev at the UN. Only if he’d taken off his shoe and pounded it on the table.

Oh well…

Untold Big Story About Bayh #InSen Retirement

February 16, 2010 / Comments Off on Untold Big Story About Bayh #InSen Retirement

Within 15 minutes of the Evan Bayh retirement story breaking, Harold Ford was seen googling “Indianapolis Subway System” on his laptop by undercover operatives from Media Mutters.

I had expected @DustyTrice to have broken this story on HuffPost by now…

ObamaCare & Our Family Snow Day Cost-Benefit Analysis

Across Virginia and much of the country, students will get a basic Economic lesson in the form of Make-Up Snow Days.  There is no Free Lunch.  For every Benefit there is a Cost. 

My Mini-Me is grappling with the abstract concept of trade-offs with new found clarity.  Last week’s snow cancelled a scheduled sleep-over birthday party at Brendan’s.  A martial arts competition now conflicts with the rescheduled party.  “Tough call,” said Pops, “but it’s your call and you gotta make it.”

SNOW DAYS:  But worse than a Karate-Party trade-off was his realization that extra days might be added to the end of the school year.  Up to that point, Lil Brow thought Snow Days were F-R-E-E.

PIVOT:  Expecting ObamaCare to expand coverage, reduce costs and improve outcomes is kinda like believing every day can be a Snow Day.

Brendan’s party won out.

GhostWriters Inked Palin’s Palm says Media Matters

28 breaking news items on Twitter over a 5 hour period last night covering all angles of Sarah Palin’s PalmGate MainStream Media Crisis.

Plus a Bonus “Brush With Greatness” with our hero, Andrew Breitbart.  He’s the original No Baloney Guy.

Here’s what happens when the Guvna goes off his meds:

BREAKING: Media Matters reports GhostWriters inked Sarah Palin’s palm for TeaParty Speech…

BREAKING: CNN FactChecks ink on Sarah Palin’s palm. Reports 3 spelling errors and a death threat to Levi Johnston…

BREAKING: Andrea Mitchell reports ink on Palin’s palm donated illegally by Exxon lobbyist in CLEAR violation of ethics standards…

BREAKING: Fox News reports ink on Robert Gibbs palm says “Shake Three Times”

BREAKING: San Fran Chronicle reports ink on Barbara Boxer palm says “I worked too hard to have Sarah Palin book outsell mine 100X”

BREAKING: Maureen Dowd reports that ink stain on Harold Ford’s palm is actually a map of NYC Subway System…

BREAKING: Wall Street Journal reports ink stain on BHO’s palm sets new Red Ink record of $13 Trillion…

BREAKING: Politico reports ink stain on John Edwards hands is actually a tatoo of baby Quinn’s ultrasound test…

BREAKING: Breitbart reports ink stain on James O’Keefe palm is Mary Landrieu’s phone number…

andrewbreitbart  @GovKaineBrow comedy gold, my friend. did you write for sid caesar?

@andrewbreitbart it’s been all down hill for me after soupy sales fired me in 67

BREAKING: Reuters reports ink stain on Helen Thomas palm is older than she is…

BREAKING: WaPo reports Joe Biden only writes on his palm in Invisible Ink since he plagiarized Neil Kinnock’s speech in 1988…

BREAKING: MSNBC reports ink stain on Chris Matthews palm just tingled down his leg…

BREAKING: AP reports ink stain on Al Gore palm says “Turn Thermostat Up to High”

BREAKING: Boston Globe reports ink stain on Martha Coakley palm was Daily Kos exit polls showing her winning #MaSen by 6 points…

BREAKING: Boston Globe reports ink stain on Scott Brown palm was mileage reading from his VICTORIOUS GM truck…

BREAKING: Richmond TImes Dispatch reports ink stain on GovKaine Palm is list of all the elections he’s lost as DNC Chair…

BREAKING: HuffPo reports ink stain on Erik Holder palm reads “You have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney”

BREAKING NEWS: Honolulu Times reports ink stain on BHO palm is NOT from his birth certificate…

BREAKING NEWS: Orlando Sentinel reports ink stain on Alan Grayson Palm is the rantings of a madman soon to lose his seat in Congress…

BREAKING: National Enquirer reports the ink stain on John Edwards palm is 9 or 10 phone numbers he got from Tiger Woods…

BREAKING: New Orleans Times Picayune reports ink stain on David Vitter palm says “Bet the Colts minus the Points”

BREAKING: The Charleston Post & Courier reports ink stain on Mark Sanford palm says “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

BREAKING: The Arkansas Gazette reports the ink stain on Bill Clinton palm is blue ink

BREAKING: The Las Vegas Sun reports nobody gives a Rats Ass if Harry Reid has an ink stain or not…

BREAKING: The Johnstown Tribune Democrat buried their story on John Murtha’s ink stain as respect for service in Marines. Too bad. Good joke

(Just think shovel ready project)

BREAKING: Chicago Tribune reports the ink stain on Rahmbo’s palm says “Soon you sleep with fishes” #TheRWord

BREAKING: Comedy Central reports the ink stain on Colbert’s palm is the crossed out list of Repubs he’s called Effing Retards this week…

BREAKING: Variety reports the ink stain on Gary Coleman palm as he got arrested said “Pitch Brewster’s Trillions Sequel” Guess who as Pryor?

(HINT: tall, lean, good looking, gives good speech)

Someone said first rule of satire is there aren’t any.  Second rule is you have to know when to quit.   Sometimes me not so good on that… Trigger just breathed his last, beaten to death.

Public Option Goes Monty Python: I’m NOT Dead Yet!

December 11, 2009 / Comments Off on Public Option Goes Monty Python: I’m NOT Dead Yet!

Poor Public Option is like the Black Knight in Monty Python’s “The Holy Grail.”  No matter how many of his arms and legs get sliced off, Brave Sir Public Option refuses to die:  

"All right then, we'll call it a Draw!"

But honestly, it takes no great insight to see through Harry Reid’s Medicare ploy.  By expanding Medicare coverage to those 55-64, Libs know that Single Payer will become pretty much inevitable.   Sooner rather than later.  The Gang of 10 in the Senate are the carpenters who built the Trojan Horse.  Pancy Nelosi and Rarry Heid are now busy rolling it up to the Gates of Troy in time for Christmas. 

40 brave men took Troy. Now we need 40 brave Senators...

Alas Brave Knights, our intrepid Lib Leaders in our legislative epic are not Odysseus & Agamemnon — but instead Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid.  And the Stalking Horse is no Trojan Horse — but instead a Wooden Rabbit:

"We leap out of the Wooden Rabbit and take Congress by surprise"

 

And how does this odyssey end?

Python buffs recall King Arthur and his Brave Knights rolled the Wooden Rabbit to the gates of the French Castle but forgot to secret themselves inside, so the French garrison rolls an empty Wooden Rabbit into the castle, which they immediately launch via catapult back at the Brave Knights who scurry for the woods shouting, “Run Away, Run Away, Run Away-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y.”   

Is this how our DC epic for Public Option will end?  I dunno I’m just saying….