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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows



March 30th, 2014

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J.; White House senior adviser David Plouffe.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.


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1 posted on 03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: acapesket; A.Hun; aligncare; altura; Bender2; Bernard; bray; cajungirl; Carley; CDB; chickadee; ...
This is the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread Ping List! If you want to be on it, reply to this post or FReepmail me (in case I miss it). If you want to be taken off, simply send me a FReepmail.

Leaving on a jet plane this morning, so posting early. I'll check back in when I'm lounging at the airport!

2 posted on 03/30/2014 3:29:00 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All
C-SPAN Radio, available on the net also, click here, broadcasts all five Sunday talk shows starting at 12:00 noon Eastern, as follows:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"

Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!

3 posted on 03/30/2014 3:29:24 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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Here are the email addresses or web pages for commenting to the weekend talk shows:

Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments)

Face the Nation ftn@cbsnews.com

Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com

ABC This Week thisweek@abc.com

CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments)

4 posted on 03/30/2014 3:29:45 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All; bray

“The Sunday Morning Bray”, by Bray!

...and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave to all. Mark 10:44

Just like the Tea Party warned three years ago, Obamacare is a disaster for America. Of course that means it is a dream come true for the Marxists. It is their stated goal to destroy anything and everything which are foundations of the US economy. They have to eliminate the insurance marketplace so they can bring a more invasive and all controlling nationalized healthcare system. This has been their lifelong dream to have the gummit control the healthcare system in the name of fairness. The one problem with fairness is who decides what is fair.

Once again we see the failures and shortcomings of the state and federal bureaucracies such as Health and Human Services and the Senate. They are still trying to paint lipstick on this giant pig with a mop, but they are having a hard time hiding the truth from the internet and talk radio. Of course PravdABC is playing along with their messiah, but this turd is swirling. The latest reports is they have no idea how many have signed up and not the foggiest clue how much if anything has been paid into this Frankenstein. Imagine an insurance company which has no accounting of premiums paid, who is a customer, let alone claims expensed and you have Obamafare?

In addition to likely having no paying customers into Obamacare (racist alert) the President has now decreed another set aside for another favored group as well as another grace period to get signed up. How can you even call something a law which has no guidelines or limitations and is changed every other day? How can you call something a law that has no set rules? We have someone in rewriting Americans’ basic financial protection that doesn’t have the slightest clue how insurance works.

We are hearing stories of people who have serious illnesses about to lose their coverage and treatments in the next couple of months. There are people getting treatments which cost tens of thousands of dollars who are about to become uninsurable. These people had good insurance through their employers or self insured with manageable plans and deductibles which covered them just fine and are about to be kicked out into the cold. They are either going to have their deductibles raised by thousands of dollars or are going to lose it completely. Marxists have no idea the damage they cause chasing their communist dreams or care in the slightest that those dreams are real people’s nightmares.

The insurance industry began over a thousand years ago and in America it started when the country was formed. Benjamin Franklin began one of the first insurance companies in Boston with a fire insurance provider which did very well. The idea of insurance is to group thousands or millions of people together to share the risk so one person does not carry the entire loss.

Insurance companies also have a reinsurance component which spreads the risk among the entire industry so one company does not take too big a hit and not cover their losses. On top of that, all of the insurance companies purchase a risk policy from Lloyds of London which is the largest insurance company in the world which spreads the risk worldwide. Unfortunately the only risk the insurance industry is not positioned to absorb is the risk of an overaggressive Democrat Party passing laws to destroy them. It is the only thing big and powerful enough that they cannot re-insure against.

Over the centuries these companies were able to come up with formulas which would allow them to charge as little as they could while spreading the risk, yet have enough in reserve to pay the potential claims. This is a free market solution to a potential devastating catastrophe as these companies covered everything from cars to oil tankers. They use the same formulas and statistics to predict the amount of claims they will have in the upcoming year and charge the appropriate premiums. These formulas have been written and rewritten over the decades as they fine tuned their products year after year making their formulas more and more accurate as well as their processing more and more efficient. Neither of these forces existed or were considered by Obama, Pelosi or Reid.

Egomaniacal politicians like Obozo and Nazi Pelosi are never going to consider they could never build a system as efficient or work as well as a capitalistic system and never will admit it as the evidence is blowing back in their faces. After all they took college courses from Marxist professors who taught that communism worked better than free market capitalism and they are smarter than evil capitalists.

So now we have their boondoggle recorded as a law and we are losing all of our basic freedoms because of it. They are trying to fix it when it is an atomic bomb about to go off inside every American’s fiscal budget as well as the federal budget in DC. There is no way to fix it since its sole purpose was to destroy the insurance companies and replace them with the IRS. The only chance of fixing it is to repeal it and let the companies survive to restart and absorb the uninsurable in some sort of risk plan. Obama has made a huge disaster that is going to take years to fix, but the only first step to avoid a Nationalized plan is to repeal it completely and have the feds and states take their hands off. The markets can fix this problem if they were given a chance which scares the Dems more than anything.

The Tea Party and Sarah Palin were exactly right when they said this plan was going to enslave people and there will be Death Panels to decide who lives or dies. We are seeing people starting to question whether they will be having treatments approved and doctors limiting their practices now. We are seeing churches being forced to cover abortions in spite of their religious rights. We will see it get more severe as the insurance companies collapse and have everything turned over to the gummit to decide who gets treated. After that every American will become a slave hoping they or their families are treated by the IRS or have to prepare for the alternative. Nationalized healthcare is one reason Stalin rounded up the poor and shipped them to be starved in the Gulags; it was cheaper than treating them. Wonder what cost saving programs Obama, Pelosi and Reid have for us?

Pray America wakes up

Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Bray’s. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 3:30:57 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: bray

Good article this morning, bray. 0bamaCare cannot be fixed. 0bamaCare cannot be adjusted. It must be repealed in its entirety.

Healthcare was never about healthcare. It’s always been about money and power. In this case, Democrats controlling the economy and enslaving citizens to keep that power in the hands of government.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 4:01:07 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: bray
Great piece as usual bray.
The deciding factor of whether not obamacare lives or dies will not become reality until the 2016 elections. Basically, if hillary gets elected it will be near impossible to kill obamcare and start over.
IF we can come up with a candidate that can beat hillary,such as a Cruz,Palin or the like and our guys/gal takes out hillary we have a shot at killing zero care.Even that will depend on how many rinos will desert us in a time of need.
That's why “now” is the time to rid election rolls of rinos and dems. We have the opportunity now and won't have it after the primaries.Let's hope we can get the job done.
7 posted on 03/30/2014 4:06:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Morgan in Denver

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/bridgegating_the_democrats_culture_of_corruption.html

Gotta wonder if the DBM will cover the dem crime wave that is now occurring all over the country.Rush got the ball rolling and others are all over it.Corruption is the demoncrats middle name!
Will it make the news on ABCBSNBCNN I doubt it.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 4:10:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Thank You, for the ping. Happy flight.

9 posted on 03/30/2014 4:25:19 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rodguy911

Mornin, rodguy.

Once Republicans win this coming November, the very first thing needing to be done is to put old media on notice that we won’t be bowing down to their whims and perceptions. Reince Priebus is doing that now by saying the GOP won’t bow down to the media’s version of fairness for debates. That has to be kept up over time.

The Democrats truly believe the end justifies the means, which means they can lie anytime they want and not be held accountable. Well, new media will hold them accountable just as its been done this week with Harry Reid’s lies on the US Senate floor.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 4:27:59 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Morning AB, all.....

...supposed to sing this morn but went to church yesterday as I had to speak from the pulpit for the annual Catholic appeal. Also attended potluck supper in my position as “Rediscover Catholicism” facilitator with granddaughter after so not going to sing today....the choir will have to survive without me.

Got a really good story about a most interesting , MOST INTERESTING, conversation I had with a Delaware DEMOCART State Senator. It’ll make you cry and bear in mind...HE CALLED ME!

Just a tease.

Still wondering where is da plane.

Went to an Obamacare meeting last week, yes I did, wrote a column about it, maybe later.

Sent in my income tax of $9.450 to the feds which was about enough to pay for one night of Moochelle’s stay in China.

Keep me posted....now let me read Bray’s efforts.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 4:49:30 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fish.5)
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To: rodguy911

RIGHT RG!

What is this all about? Not that I have a problem with catching thieving criminals.

And I am FURIOUS, FURIOUS, over Reid’s denial of calling people complaining about health care LIARS and I expect to see Boehner, McConnel (ESPECIALLY MCCONNELL) all over the shows this morning taking Reid to task.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 4:52:08 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fish.5)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Could someone ask these talking heads what’s going on with the Fort Hood trial...2009 & still nothing??? & we’re still paying this murderer?!?


13 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks for thread A.B. Final Four will feature one SEC team (Florida) and three Big Ten Teams (Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan State).


14 posted on 03/30/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: bray
Good food for thought. As we work to reverse the damage done to the most advanced health care system in the world, remember this word: Catastrophic.

I've been 'splainin the precarious health insurance situation for years before King O took the throne: Imagine the cost of automobile insurance if every oil change, tune-up and new tires were "covered services."

Third party insurance should be a risk pool of funds reserved for catastrophic health events, rather than every pill, sniffle, aching muscle or annual check-up.

The healthcare insurance industry evolved into obstructing the actual costs for medical services from the public marketplace. Too many years ago, I lost count the number of times I heard, "I don't care what it costs, I have insurance."

Put healthcare decisions back where they belong--between doctor and patient and patient's wallet--and the market will absolutely respond with reduced charges for medications, diagnostic studies and office visits. Has anyone noticed what happened to out-of-pocket charges for annual screening mammograms once they were declared not medically necessary? The price dropped by 50% in this area.

Medical savings accounts should be started when young people join the labor force. Medical savings accounts should be heralded as the primary insurance for healthcare. MSA should be pre-tax dollars, no maximum annual limit, with annual rollover. Only when the finances are back in your pocket, will you make informed and sound healthcare decisions, rather than left to an anonymous insurance adjuster who will lord over which tests and treatments you may or may not receive.

Finally, the Disability Industry needs to be crushed. Attorneys today specialize in getting people declared permanently disabled. These people are sucking the Social Security and Medicare funds dry. You would be appalled by the number of twenty-, thirty-, and forty-something year olds who have won the disability lottery jackpot.

15 posted on 03/30/2014 5:15:28 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Morgan in Denver

Rip it out.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 5:21:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; All
Angus King??????

What gives with that?

17 posted on 03/30/2014 5:24:15 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: Morgan in Denver

Agreed we need to grow a set as a party no doubt.The evolution of the dem party is a sad thing to see. They have become a commie projecting machine. But as we all know communism fails wherever its tried while capitalism thrives.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!
The guests on this show are still going to talk about Styrofoam cups floating in the ocean that could be from the Malaysian airliner, while the Russians are massing for an invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/28/world/europe/russia-ukraine-troop-buildup/

The actual number of Russian troops on the border as of this morning is estimated by Ukraine at over 100,000. The media is all atwitter with news that Putin phoned Obama, and the White House is reporting a very, very different version of that conversation than what Russia has told. I believe that phone call to Obama from Putin was his final warning.

In 1999, the Russian Prosecutor General, Yuri Skuratov, was getting way too close to uncovering Billions in corruption kickbacks that the Russian crime mafia/government employees were stealing.

The thugs in the Kremlin brought in a former KGB (now FSB) Lt Col named Vladimir Putin, who leaked a videotape of the prosecutor having a threesome with 2 prostitutes.

Putin went before the national TV cameras in Russia and "confirmed" the video was of the Russian prosecutor.

This is they way Putin operates.

I have very little doubt that Putin possesses video and/or photos of Obama engaged in filthy, disgusting homosexual acts with men.

Putin has Obama wrapped around his little finger. Putin is a murderous thug. Obama is a feckless pansy who attempts to hide his cowardice with narcissism.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 5:29:16 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Fishtalk

Wow $9.45 cents per night she must be staying in the Bejing Motel 6!


20 posted on 03/30/2014 5:29:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!

ABC & CNN apparently have no GOP guests this morning...


21 posted on 03/30/2014 5:30:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Fishtalk

Seems Dingy Harry’s senility is catching up to him. Must be sad to get stuck with a name like Dingy Harry(courtesy of Limbaugh) since you don’t come up to the standards of a true Dirty Harry!


22 posted on 03/30/2014 5:31:42 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: shalom aleichem

GAtors rock and rule!


23 posted on 03/30/2014 5:32:38 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Fishtalk

So I wrote a column. Well I’m always writing stuff, it’s what I do.

But while I was writing that column my heart took hold of me and I let it all hang out.

For Delaware is evidently a “test” state for those Communists in the White House to ram through all kinds of legislation nobody wants that will ties our heads and hands with endless red tape.

Like the song goes.

THIS law, after weeks of every kind of gun law known to man being proposed and local citizens yelling and screaming to stop them , including me...man Markell, with an IQ of maybe 50 or so, and Beau Biden who’s had THREE strokes and jabbers and Carper who I hear has Alzenheimers are all determined to grant Obama his due.

The law is the so-called “Charity bill” and folks, it’s nothing but the IRS being sicced on such as Tea Party groups only on a local level.

EVEN A PANHANDLER would be subject to charity regulations according to the endless rules and procedures that will stop us for the never ending paperwork.

Now PAC’s are exempt from Delaware’s proposed charity law, understand, but an organization like “Pat Fish’s group of Blog readers” would be subject to endless rules, lists of all donors, their jobs, their religion, when they lost their virginity, the CEO and CFO and Janitor.

Somewhere in the bill is the establishment of a Bureau of Funny Walks.

Endless, the law is endless and brutal. The people here went nuts.

The Wise I got just sooooooo upset I was crying. WHY IS MY COUNTRY DOING THIS TO ME?

So I wrote the column, link below for those interested.

http://www.delawarepolitics.net/delaware-politics-and-tidbits-read-it-and-weep-the_3-18-14___edition/

The Runaway Delaware Law Makers Are At It Again! Now they want to police the charities, which would include all Tea Party organizations for a start!


At one point in the column I got a bit emotional but just damn, it was all Democrats who introduced this bill and I asked, HOW CAN THEY LIVE WITH THEMSELVES???

For it is THEIR children who will be hampered and tied by the bills they la-di-da pass today for Obama who will go down in history as the second worst president ever, Carper who jabbers, Markell who plays solitaire all day, Coons who never worked a day in his life and Beau Biden who is not functioning at full capacity.

Well I didn’t say the above but just for insider info, thank me very much.

One of the groups I quasi belong to-Campaign for Liberty-Rand Paul’s group, is very active here in Delaware and very successful at exposing these guys to the light of day.

The guy at the head of the CFL gave us the names and phone numbers of those Dems who sponsored that bill for the Village Idiots and so I called every one of them and asked them WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? Delaware citizens are not storming their phone lines demanding all this stupid info on charities here in Delaware, names of every one who ever bought a girl scout cookie, they should be ashamed of themselves.

So Senator Brian Townsend of Wilmington….he called me back for the message I left him.

“You left me a very nice message so while I am not your representative, I wanted to call you personally and discuss this with you,” he said one sunny afternoon of his call.

He read my column is what he did but I did leave a nice message but so….

“You need to understand that there have been many amendments made to this bill and it’s not near as lengthy and involved as the one you read,” he said.

How would I know that except they’ve been getting angry calls and they’re scared to death….that’s the ticket and I knew it.

“I’m not buying any of it,” I said, not knowing Sen. Townsend from anybody but I hear he’s a big deal guy up north that should be part of Philadelphia.

“Listen, I know it’s a bit wordy but we’re fixing it,” he said, with a sigh.

He was a really nice guy, he was defending his party’s vote, he KNEW, he KNEW it was wrong and it would be HIS children affected, just trust I knew what was going through this man’s mind. Because I was right, they were holding their cheeks and bending over for Markett/Obama and screw future generations needing to live with this mess.

Because Markell calls up whoever is leader up there and says he just got a call from the White House to push through this charity bill and it will stop citizens from free speech and assembly that Citizens United allowed, just put it up for vote.

And they say….ok, we’ll do this….it’s small matter.

ONLY IT’S NOT SMALL MATTER! It’s taking away my freedom and WHY IS MY COUNTRY DOING THIS TO ME?

Well the above was the gist of our conversation and by the time I got done Townsend was sighing, trying to assure me that the legislators were going to drastically change the bill, that it’s not as bad as I think…..

“I ain’t buying it,” I said, softly, because I knew that HE knew that it was crap and he was weakly trying to justify crap that would affect HIS children and know that my Delaware column is read by everybody in Delaware, including Markell if he could read.

Townsend sighed….I was quite emotional.

We talked about a half hour...hey I reached across the aisle. And I really think I made a difference. Though it might be wishful thinking.

Those people in the Ruling Class need to be reminded, by the human beings they seek to control, that what they are doing as a political favor for slobbering and retarded politicos affects ordinary law-abiding people like me.

They need to hear us sob.

We shall see….we shall see what Delaware State Senator Townsend does.

I think I moved the guy and all by being sincere and saying the truth.

Those guys rarely meet sincerity, got to illustrate every once in a while.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 5:35:21 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/patricia.fish.5)
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To: NautiNurse
Great post NN!

Throw in those now being placed Medicaid because there are no standards anymore and you have the perfect storm to destroy health care in the U.S and the beginnings of single payer.

You and Dr.Ben Carson have the same idea:

Medical savings accounts should be started when young people join the labor force. Medical savings accounts should be heralded as the primary insurance for healthcare. MSA should be pre-tax dollars, no maximum annual limit, with annual rollover. Only when the finances are back in your pocket, will you make informed and sound healthcare decisions, rather than left to an anonymous insurance adjuster who will lord over which tests and treatments you may or may not receive.

You are in some very good company. MSA's are a great idea. Great to hear from you.

25 posted on 03/30/2014 5:38:55 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: SkyPilot

Actually what pootie has on zero is what hillary has on him. The real BC and all it means. Zero is a plant possibly Russian plant and is subject to blackmail every bit as much as Judge Roberts. You remember he made zerocare a tax? And, who knows whom else in govt.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 5:42:56 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: NautiNurse

OH you must be talking about tort reform! Never gonna happen! Look who rules us! they are all corrupt lawyers! Think they will ever do anything to disrupt their cash flow? Not gonna happen.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 5:44:46 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Looks like a Spring Break line-up, with most of regulars on vacation -- or out looking for MH370.

==

Interesting 'situation' Friday. The son of Juan Williams was accused of being white by some unknown writer/editor. The son, Raffie [isn't that cute? well, it would be if he were 3 years old] is said to be a staunch conservative. [No wonder Juan lost his Lib License at NPR -- if he couldn't even raise his son right Left].

Anyway, Raffie works for Priebus at the RNC.

Maybe there is some hope for Juan, or maybe FoxNews doesn't really know what the definition of 'conservative' is. I don't recall Priebus or the RNC ever being accused of being 'conservative'.
28 posted on 03/30/2014 5:53:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rodguy911

Democrats attack capitalism as a failed policy. The problem with that is any failure is from Democrats imposing socialist, fascist and communistic controls on capitalism.

My dog gets better medical care at one heck of a less cost to me. Heaven help us if vets ever get 0bamaCare for pets. Same is pretty much true for my getting glasses, dental work done and physical therapy. Paying cash and/or filing for our MSA ourselves reduces costs and improves quality every time.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 5:54:42 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: NautiNurse
Imagine the cost of automobile insurance if every oil change, tune-up and new tires were "covered services."

This is the exact description of the problem we have. Throw in "free" car washes - and see how many people then wash their own vehicles, or go to the drive-thru at their local gas station. Oh no, the "free" car wash will be done at the fancy detailing operation.

If our elected representatives really wanted to improve the cost/payment structure of medical services in the USA, delinking from employment should be the basic step. Personal control of insurance dollars is the only answer.

30 posted on 03/30/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: Alas Babylon!; bray

Obamacare was intially sold as a plan to help cover the 30 or 40 million uninsured.

Supposedly, only some 3 million or so previously uninsured have enrolled, making the intent a massive failure.

Considering the $millions and $millions of dollars that have been wasted on websites and plan initiations and policy delays, Congress would have saved money by just appropriating money to pay for pre-Obamacare catastrophic policies and given them to the uninsured, and we would still have our healthcare systems and insurnaces.

Ah, but the original ‘intent’ was never the real ‘intent’ of Obamacare. It was an outright lie by the administration and every Congressperson who voted for it.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 6:02:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Morgan in Denver
Reince Priebus is doing that now by saying the GOP won’t bow down to the media’s version of fairness for debates.

Wanna bet? from the Party of Folding Spines?

The MSM will set the presidential debates, as they always have. The GOP is in no position to challenge them. For example, what CNN moderator is going to be fair to the Pubbie candidate? The MSM have the media wrapped up. Priebus knows it. The GOP knows it. The Dems know it. The MSM knows it.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 6:08:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alas Babylon!

Angus Bang-gus!

I don’t know if I can stand to watch the phony-baloney plastic-banana lying POS.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 6:09:30 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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ABC - Russian ambassador spouting propaganda about Crimea. Says Russia has no interest in crossing border into Ukraine. They are exercising normal exercises in part of the Russian Federation (Crimea).

Hopes there will be a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine. (They want their Constitution revised to the liking of the Russians, and no alignment with the West)


34 posted on 03/30/2014 6:10:20 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Girlene

On Christie’s Bridgegate - Bridget Kelly wants to talk to Federal prosecutors with the guarantee of immunity. ruh-roh.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 6:13:46 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: TomGuy

Only to disagree, we’ll have to wait and see. Priebus has already limited the numbers of debates and he did make noises over who the GOP would accept as moderators.

I’ll know you’re right if Candy Crowley is picked to moderate one.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 6:14:47 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: NautiNurse

Unless newer rules have changed, those attorneys are paid out of anticipated future SS/Disability payments. Thus, applicant must win disability. If the applicant loses through the appeals process, the attorney gets nothing and cannot bill the applicant.

If the applicant wins, the attorney is paid out of the 'waiting year' the applicant had to endure before he/she could apply. Payments are pre-dated to the date when the applicant filed, less 4 months (IIRC) and less the legislated amount allocated to the attorney.
37 posted on 03/30/2014 6:18:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SkyPilot

CNN dodged a bullet regarding MH370. The Chinese ship that picked up some debris yesterday determined that the debris was NOT from MH370.

Whew! Now, CNN has another week of potential wall-to-wall coverage of the missing flight MH370.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 6:20:33 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alas Babylon!

FNS plays the clip of Obama saying ‘Russia/Putin is operating from a position of weakness, not strength’.

[Hear that, Crimea?]


39 posted on 03/30/2014 6:22:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rodguy911
Obama Birth Certificate Faked In Adobe Illustrator

I have no doubt that is true. However, if the mainstream media prostitutes and the low information voters cannot bring themselves to watch a video that is 7 minutes and 48 seconds long that proves without a shadow of a doubt that the "official" Obama birth certificate that is posted to the taxpayer financed Whitehouse.gov website was faked (and badly) in Adobe Illustrator, then it won't matter.

The video was put together by a 20 something in Georiga who works with Adobe Illustrator for a living, and has 1.5+ million hits. He goes through just a few of the multiple layers found when converting the document from PDF using bridge software in Adobe, and blows the entire ruse apart in 7 minutes and 48 seconds. Seven minutes, and forty eight seconds. But apparently, that is just "too hard" for the media and the contemptible Obama takers to conceptualize.

Putin could produce more evidence, but it would not matter.

Obama took money from Communists and foreign governments. He went to college as a foreign students. That is all true. His goals today seem to be to normalize homosexuality (he referred to them as "brothers and sisters" in three different speeches this week), destroy the American military, distribute wealth, create millions more voters as a permanent underclass, fund the Muslim brotherhood, and destroy Israel. Those seem to be his immediate goals. He cares not a whit about Ukraine, excepting the fact that Putin is sinking his "legacy" and making life (for now) difficult for Obama before the cameras.

For Putin to truly blackmail Obama, he must possess truly shocking sex videos of Obama and other men, and I believe he has them. Again, it is the way Putin operates. He has a proven history of doing so with his enemies. Obama, through his disgusting homosexual lifestyle, has handed Putin a goldmine.

I do not possess concrete evidence that Putin has these tapes and/or picture mind you. But I am supremely confident that Putin has them.

Anyone who has conducted serious negotiations with people can tell, with once glance at the way Putin stares down Obama at meetings, that Putin has the goods on Barry.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 6:24:59 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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ABC segment about manufacturing jobs coming back to US. Yes, some are coming back, but they’re not as high-paying as they used to be. The “experts” on the panel agree that Washington can do little to increase the jobs/wages. States can make an impact, but DC won’t really. (What? I thought govt had all the solutions.)


41 posted on 03/30/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: NautiNurse

Say what you will about all the mandated coverages, with the exceptions of chiropractic care and mental health.It has been shown they only add about 1-1.5% to premium.

The offset is in that the carriers in a given state can offer a standard policy rather than an infinite number of custom-built cafeteria-coverage policies.

Doubling and Tripling of premium comes from “Guaranteed Issue”. Where those with “pre-existing conditions”(AIDS and cancer patients) wait until they get sick and then buy coverage.

This scenario, through adverse selection, creates the death spiral of premium hyper-inflation and benefit reduction.

GI completely eliminates the definition of “insurance” from the so-called “healthcare” industry. They can no longer insure healthy clients against unexpected medical expenses at a reasonable price.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 6:30:28 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: SkyPilot
A local Denver radio talk show host has a bunch of this at

http://www.710knus.com/peterboyles/

Only bad part is Boyles also hates GW Bush and he is constantly bashing the Bush's.  At least he's an equal opportunity basher by going after 0bama.

43 posted on 03/30/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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CNN dodged a bullet regarding MH370. The Chinese ship that picked up some debris yesterday determined that the debris was NOT from MH370. Whew! Now, CNN has another week of potential wall-to-wall coverage of the missing flight MH370.

I have stayed out of the most of the threads regarding MH 370. I am very familiar with aviation, ACARS, INMARSAT, radar and non-radar environments, and the like. But there was so much conflicting, and downright misinformation, with this event, that the speculation became a joke.

The "closure" story that the Malaysian government gave to the world this week stinks to high heaven. A "ping" from INMARSAT, ran through an new algorithm that was invented just last week, and using the "Doppler Effect" of mathematics of whether the shift of direction of the airliner, based on 6 similar evaluations of pings from INMARSAT using the new algorithm, determined it went south instead of north and crashed into the ocean - was a complete joke.

"He told the BBC: "We have been dealing with a totally new area. We've been trying to help an investigation based on a single signal once an hour from an aircraft that didn't include any GPS data, any time and distance information. "So this really was a bit of a shot in the dark and it's to the credit of our scientific team that they came up and managed to model this." Mr McLaughlin continued: "They managed to find a way in which to say just a single ping can be used to say the plane was both powered up and travelling, and then by a process of elimination - comparing it to other known flights - establish that it went south."

It boggles the mind that the world swallowed this tripe. The airliner may well be at the bottom of the ocean, however, there is no court on the planet that would have taken that "evidence" at trial as singular and definitive proof.

44 posted on 03/30/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Morgan in Denver

Thanks. I clicked the link and just got their homepage - no story. What were they discussing? Obama being blackmailed by Putin?


45 posted on 03/30/2014 6:35:09 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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ABC Roundtable on obamacare deadline signup tomorrow.

Signup for obamacare is closing in on 7 million. Yeah! (sorry don’t believe it)

Matt Dowd says we will still have the problems with medical care/insurance that we had before obamacare was passed, but he doesn’t think the 2014 elections will be about obamacare.

David Plouffe - the law is working!

Krystal - no democrat running for office agrees with Plouffe. (Hey, what’s he doing on ABC?)

Donna Brazile - dems running for office will have a tough time running away from obamacare - blames governors of states who haven’t expanded Medicare (or Medicaid - not sure what se said)


46 posted on 03/30/2014 6:37:32 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: SkyPilot

He’s been all over the 0bama birth certificate and social security number, almost weekly. If you click on the birth certificate picture he has more information. Boyles dares callers to challenge him on 0bama and chides them for not being willing to debate it. He’s also been talking on-air to all the players who are exposing 0bama.


47 posted on 03/30/2014 6:38:13 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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I’ll know you’re right if ...

Go ahead and write the check out.

LOL

Like Rush, I know these people like I know the back of my hand.


48 posted on 03/30/2014 6:39:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: NautiNurse

Nailed it Nurse. We need free market answers to this Marxist mess.


49 posted on 03/30/2014 6:42:25 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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50 posted on 03/30/2014 6:42:54 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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