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Michelle Obama, meet Ray Nagin
Chicago Sun Times, NY Daily News ^ | 2008-08-23, 2008-08-29 | TIM NOVAK, CHRIS FUSCO, etc

Posted on 08/30/2008 8:29:59 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee

U. of C. shunning poor patients?
HOSPITAL DISPUTE | Obama's wife, 3 aides tied to plan to free up space
BY TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters
August 23, 2008
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1122691,CST-NWS-hosp23.article

Sen. Barack Obama's wife and three close advisers have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that steers patients who don't have private insurance -- primarily poor, black people -- to other health care facilities... Obama's top political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program -- called the Urban Health Initiative -- to the community as a better alternative for poor patients...

No shelter for those that stay in New Orleans as Gustav approaches
Saturday, August 30th 2008, 12:55 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/08/29/2008-08-29_no_shelter_for_those_that_stay_in_new_or.html

NEW ORLEANS - Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Illinois; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bitter; gustav; hater; michelleobama; nagin; neworleans
Anybody sense a pattern here?

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama: "Get out' mah hospital!"

Ray Nagin: "Get out' mah Super Bowl!"

1 posted on 08/30/2008 8:29:59 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Oh but they CARE about those poor people that sit at their kitchen table worrying about health care and housing.
cough cough choke choke


2 posted on 08/30/2008 8:31:58 AM PDT by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

“Those who stay will be on their own...”

deja vu!

Where did I just hear this expression “you’re on your own..”??

was it during some sort of speech someone might have given a couple of nights ago?


3 posted on 08/30/2008 8:32:11 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

ya know, I don’t have a problem with steering patients to clinics and out of the ER, IF that level of care is indicated for their chief complaint.

ambulances taking patients to the ER for a hang nail is silly, yet many use it for that.

now if the ONLY criteria for steering them there is lack of insurance then no, it’s wrong.


4 posted on 08/30/2008 8:33:23 AM PDT by tioga (Vote the mavericks, McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Obama’s business connections are giving me the impression that Obama is a skimmer, scammer.


5 posted on 08/30/2008 8:33:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Actually, what Nagin is saying now is sensible advice and we'd be well-advised not to ridicule it - lives are at stake!!!

If the local pols say there will be a local shelter people will stay, not willing to leave their possessions and relying on having a last resort. This is not a time to score debating points. He needs to motivate the evac.

6 posted on 08/30/2008 8:37:10 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("John McCain has a birthday but he gives US the present.")
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Closing the Dome should be directly related to the intensity of the storm.

The proposed busing gets me. They had buses....but the Union Drivers said it was not in their contract. Bet they'll get Triple Time!!

7 posted on 08/30/2008 8:38:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: NonValueAdded

There will be deaths of shut-ins and handicapped if the city doesn’t sweep and look for “stragglers.”


8 posted on 08/30/2008 8:40:33 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: tioga

As much as I don’t want to, I’ll have to agree with you on this one. We can ascribe motives as to why they’re doing this, but the bottom line is that the people clogging that facility can be better (and more quickly) served elsewhere.

We can go around and try to say that everything the Obamas do is evil, but it isn’t true and it weakens the legitimate arguments against them. IMO


9 posted on 08/30/2008 8:43:15 AM PDT by Laptop_Ron (McCain / Palin '08)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Uppity blacks HATE poor people - especially if they are black.
10 posted on 08/30/2008 8:46:31 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Does this mean he will actually use the school buses this time around?


11 posted on 08/30/2008 8:47:23 AM PDT by usmcobra (A vote for McCain & Palin is a vote against Obama bin Biden)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Shunning ...

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Another Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the Urban Health Initiative when he was hired at U. of C. in October 2007. Whitaker previously had been director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for the state job, giving his name to Tony Rezko, who helped Gov. Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet. Rezko, a former fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, was convicted in June on federal corruption charges tied to state deals.

...

“Senator Obama sees community health centers as a vital part of efforts to invest in prevention and reduce costs,” said Ben LaBolt, an Obama spokesman.

It figures ...


12 posted on 08/30/2008 8:48:56 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: usmcobra

Get Kanye West’s Butt down there to drive a Buss!!!

Or he will Blame Bush again!!


13 posted on 08/30/2008 8:49:37 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Sacajaweau

Most of Obama’s close friends appear to be going to jail or working on going to jail.


14 posted on 08/30/2008 8:49:40 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Laptop_Ron

if there are NO clinics then the poor will go to the ER, where they cannot be refused treatment....we have had similar problems where I live..


15 posted on 08/30/2008 8:50:25 AM PDT by tioga (Vote the mavericks, McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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To: nmh
Uppity blacks HATE poor people - especially if they are black.

Yep.

16 posted on 08/30/2008 8:51:14 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama: "Get out' mah hospital!" Ray Nagin: "Get out' mah Super Bowl!"

Klassic Komrade Kompassion....konnecting the dots the klintonistas just won't konnect!

17 posted on 08/30/2008 9:22:11 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: Sacajaweau
the Union Drivers said it was not in their contract.

First time I've read that the school buses remained stationary because of the Union. Guess the MSM didn't cover that part of the Katrina Union Disaster!

18 posted on 08/30/2008 9:32:16 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: CRBDeuce

I also did not hear that the drivers abandoned their buses because “it was not in their contract”. Too bad they weren’t Federal employees - President Bush could have done a PATCO on them for desertion and endangering American citizens.


19 posted on 08/30/2008 9:51:15 AM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Scotswife

wasn’t that right after he accused Bush of wanting people to “just pull yourself up by your own bootstraps”?


20 posted on 08/30/2008 9:58:32 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

21 posted on 08/30/2008 10:02:22 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: annieokie

“wasn’t that right after he accused Bush of wanting people to “just pull yourself up by your own bootstraps”?”

LOL!
Only it sounds like America is full of a bunch of losers who don’t even have boots!
I personally haven’t seen these bootless people in my neck of the woods, and there are plenty of rural poor around here.


22 posted on 08/30/2008 1:16:47 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

yeah, something about boots wasn’t it, or was it boats?...;)


23 posted on 08/30/2008 1:45:28 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Miss England: "Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves.")
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