Texas doctors opting out of Medicare at alarming rate — just more of the Law of Unintended Consequences at work. Guess what? If the government makes bad laws and tries to stiff people then behavior changes. But of course, the 2,000+ page health care bill that none of its supporters actually read won’t have any negative consequences . . .
Naked liberalism: The desire for Congressional mandates to have conservative web sites link to liberal sites. Give it a listen. It is ridiculous on multiple levels. Aside from the pesky un-Constitutionality, how would you possibly measure and enforce it?
What is morbidly ironic is Obama’s chiding to listen to opposing views. That is a two-way street. I love asking liberals how much conservative media they consume (other than the extremely well informed Libs that hang out here ;-)). It is usually something in the neighborhood of zero.
Also fun is asking them to state your positions, even though they disagree with you. For example, I know all the most popular pro-abortion arguments and am glad to debunk them. No straw men required. But it is very rare to see a pro-abort be able to articulate the views of pro-lifers, even though they disagree with them.
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Check out Roxanne’s post on Throwing Women Under the Socialist/Progressive Bus. Just a sample:
Then there’s the complete disregard for women’s health and well-being. The Left is furious that crisis pregnancy centres do not provide abortions nor refer women to them; nevertheless, they seem to not care that Planned Parenthood promotes abortion and will refuse to provide adoption referrals and gives almost no prenatal care to pregnant women.
The Left cares no more about women’s health than about their reproductive autonomy. Although the link between abortion and breast cancer has been well-established (and studies that find anything else are methodologically unsound ), Obama’s change.org toutedRep. Harry Waxman’s report which criticised crisis pregnancy centres for mentioning the connection – and justified themselves with one single report from 1997. They also claim that women who abort do not experience future fertility problems, despite the fact that women who have abortions are three times as likely to deliver a premature baby in the future,first-trimester abortions are associated with a higher rate of subsequent miscarriages, and abortion can cause infertility, PID, and a host of other problems. The Leftist’s claim that abortion does not cause psychological distress would be comical, if not for the horrible pain that women experience post-abortion.
Brrrr… Scientists Issue New Warning of Imminent Food & Ethanol Shortages Due to Global Cooling – Shocking! But those scientists couldn’t be wrong. Hat tip: Wes
It is truly a bizarre, upside down world in international politics: Iran was elected to the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Then the U.S. representative apologizes to China for our “human rights abuses” in Arizona. Hey, just ask China what they do if people come into their country without paperwork and demand free food, clothing and education. Ask them about the North Korean refugees they send back to certain brutal deaths.
And more and more Obama representatives admit they haven’t even read Arizona’s bill — even though they condemn it.
Great response from Arizona to Los Angeles over their boycott — Paraphrase: “Hey, we supply 25% of your power, so if you are serious about your convictions then we’ll send the electrons elsewhere.