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Posts by ucsd1974

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  • Momentum (Very effective Romney ad)

    10/30/2012 8:45:02 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    ucsd1974 to C. Edmund Wright

    I pray that you are right (”It’s not close.”) You’ve never lied to me before.

  • Momentum (Very effective Romney ad)

    10/30/2012 7:42:12 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    ucsd1974 to Signalman

    Great video! I am still baffled as to why this election is even close. Millions who voted for hope and change have come to the realization that they were sold a bunch of malarkey by a con man. Is there one person in America who voted against Obama in 2008 and is now hopping on his bandwagon because of the awesome job he has done in dealing with the national debt, improving the employment situation, controlling gas and energy costs, reducing poverty, curtailing dependency, etc.

  • Chuck Todd Compares Bin Laden Assassination to VE and VJ Days

    05/01/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT · 24 of 34
    ucsd1974 to doc1019

    I believe Jesus has greater concerns, but Obama thanks you very much. Every vote counts.

  • Chuck Todd Compares Bin Laden Assassination to VE and VJ Days

    05/01/2012 8:50:29 PM PDT · 16 of 34
    ucsd1974 to doc1019

    You play with the cards you’re dealt. You may not be a liberal, but if Romney will never get your vote, you are a liberal’s best friend. Give this prayerful consideration.

  • Chuck Todd Compares Bin Laden Assassination to VE and VJ Days

    05/01/2012 8:38:25 PM PDT · 14 of 34
    ucsd1974 to chessplayer

    Virtually every Presidential administration (possible exceptions: WH Harrison, Garfield, and Carter) has achieved some meaningful accomplishment. The vast majority of Presidents have humbly acknowledged the contributions of others. Examples by Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan are easily found. BHO not only takes credit for the uncommon valor of the Navy Seals, he tries to make cheap political points by claiming his opponent lacks the courage he possesses.

  • SDG&E: "Power Out Into the Night" [Update San Deigo]

    09/08/2011 8:05:42 PM PDT · 18 of 66
    ucsd1974 to Venturer

    No you won’t. Looting is against the law in San Diego.

  • Osama's Dirty Mind

    05/15/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    ucsd1974 to reg45

    A good Jihadist must learn to handle himself.

  • Michelle Obama looks to restore luster lost after vacation in Spain

    08/23/2010 9:45:51 PM PDT · 56 of 101
    ucsd1974 to mylife

    She and BO will not rest until...their next vacation. Oh sorry, she already is on her next vacation.

  • Question for FR baseball fans

    04/24/2010 9:33:18 PM PDT · 3 of 37
    ucsd1974 to se_ohio_young_conservative

    The best game I have witnessed in a long time was this week when our hitless wonders, the Padres parlayed one crummy single into a 1-0 victory over the Giants. Superb pitching by Pad Matt Latos and tough luck Giant loser Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez no hit us last year.

  • Please FReep- Do you approve of Sarah Palin's comments?

    03/30/2010 4:29:55 PM PDT · 17 of 47
    ucsd1974 to Texas56

    With 1,380 votes it is Yes 69% and No 31%.

  • Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency

    01/06/2010 5:42:51 PM PST · 10 of 25
    ucsd1974 to Alissa

    Joe “You lie” Wilson was right.

  • Video: Barbara Boxer: “You call it Climategate — I Call it E-Mail-Theft-Gate”

    12/02/2009 9:47:14 PM PST · 19 of 30
    ucsd1974 to tcrlaf
    Barbara “Don't call me mam” Boxer must go in 2010. She is a political hack and incredible hypocrite. She was the most vocal critics of Republican Senator Packwood when he was caught enjoying the companionship of interns. When President Clinton engaged in similar activities in the Oval Office, she came to his defense. She insults people in uniform and is an embarrassment to California.
  • Grim Prognosis From Doctors Opposed To Health Care Plan

    09/17/2009 2:17:37 PM PDT · 5 of 15
    ucsd1974 to Admiral_Zeon

    Here is my community perspective published in the North County Times and also featured in

    One Physician’s Perspective On ObamaCare

    I have been a physician for 31 years with boards in geriatrics and family practice. I have had twenty-eight years of experience with the care of the elderly in the hospital setting. We teach our residents the blessings, responsibilities, and obligations that come with being a physician. In the care of a fellow human being there are a few concepts that every young physician should learn. These same principles merit consideration by those who would take control of our health care system. R.C. Holmes MD
    Twelve Principles for Doctors and Health Care Legislators

    1. First, do no harm. No patient should come away from a doctor’s visit damaged because of the intervention. The most advanced medical care delivery system in the world should not be irreversibly injured by a Congress with limited understanding of medical practice and a well-earned 22% approval rating (CBS Poll 7/12/2009).

    2. Physician, heal thyself. A physican should clean up his own act before he attempts to direct the liives of others. Since major contributors to the cost of medicine are smokers and lawyers, does the country really want a smoking lawyer as the Physician-in-Chief.

    3. Do your homework! Lawmakers who do not care enough to read the 1,000 page bills they vote on do not deserve the nation’s trust. A President who suggests painkillers as an alternative to a pacemaker and implies that surgeons are cranking out tonsillectomies based on reimbursement rates is demonstrating an ignorance of the facts and insulting the team that he wishes to manage.

    4. Keep your cool. A panicked physician inspires as much confidence as a panicked pilot. A panicked President already used “crisis” strategy to promote the stimulus bill. With the ensuing rise in unemployment (11.6% in California), one wonders what happend to all the “shovel ready” jobs slated to start on “day one.” Americans were once duped by a high pressure sale pitch. They are wising up.

    5. Don’t promise what you can’t deliver. Young physicians who offer unrealistically rosy prognostications lose their credibility when the outcome is not as predicted. Does anyone, other than Joe Biden, believe you can provide new “free” coverage for 37 million Americans and 10 million illegal aliens at no cost?

    6. Know your limitations. Humility is an admirable trait in a young physician. Audacity is not. President Obama gets credit for seeking consultation. Unfortunately he elected to consult the same guys who produced the 1,419 stimulus bill, the 44,000 page IRS tax code, and the unsustainable (without more taxes!) Social Security and Medicare systems.

    7. To care for the patient, you must care about the patient. If a Congressman cares enough about the health care bill he should scrutinize the entire document. If that is too much to ask, he should just vote “present.”

    8. Learn from your mistakes. With Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, the Congress has created three legal Ponzi schemes which are destined to collapse from insufficient funds and excessive demands. Bernard Madoff is serving a life sentence for a scheme structured very much like ObamaCare.

    9. K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, Stupid. A health care bill that is far larger than an encyclopedic textbook of internal medicine is not simple.

    10. G.I.G.O. Garbage in, garbage out. Medicare is already burdened with bizarre regulations such as mandated three day hospital stays in order for patients to qualify for coverage in convalescent facilities. Centralized planning aborts individualized decision making and squanders precious resources.

    11. Put yourself in your patient’s shoes. Doctors are often asked, “What would you do if this were your spouse, parent, child or you?” Congressmen and the President have made it clear that they will not subject themselves to the misery they intend to inflict on the rest of us.

    12. When all else fails, use common sense. Do you honestly believe the health care bill will reduce the deficit? Of course not. Will higher taxes be needed? Absolutely. Will taxes on small businesses hurt the economy and cost jobs? Inevitably. Do Americans really want a British or Canadian system that rations and delays care? Never! Can 47 million patients be added with no addtional nurses or doctors at no cost? Are you nuts? Can Congress repeal the law of supply and demand? Of course not.

  • A physician's take on health care reform

    08/16/2009 7:23:26 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    ucsd1974 to nd2bfree
    My apologies. I did not believe that pointing out that smoking is a health hazard constituted an attack on smokers. A physician's duty is to guide his patients toward a healthier lifestyle.

    My goal was to offer my perspective as a doctor to warn Americans of the perils of HR 3200. The more they learn about this irresponsible legislation, the less they like it.

  • A physician's take on health care reform

    08/16/2009 5:47:20 PM PDT · 1 of 9
    This "local perspective" editorial was published in the Community Forum of the North (San Diego)County Times on Sunday 08/16/2009.
  • Obama's grandmother dies 'peacefully' (And Obama Lies)

    11/04/2008 5:08:07 PM PST · 9 of 32
    ucsd1974 to Chief Engineer

    As I recall from my high school history, WWI ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Originally know as Armistice Day, it was renamed Veterans Day.

  • McCain down 200K in Florida

    11/04/2008 4:59:07 PM PST · 43 of 100
    ucsd1974 to DAC21

    The early votes come out of the greater Miami area. Polls close later in the Florida panhandle which is in the Cenral Time Zone. In 2000 the media called the state for Gore, effectively suppressing potential voters in the more conservative panhandle. Still, Bush won a squeaker. You may recall that the Democrats insisted on recounting only the predominantly Democrat areas. As Willie Sutton said, “That’s where the money is.” As Yogi Beer said, It ain’t over until it’s over.” Don’t go to bed too early.

  • Proposition 8 backers, foes gather at local events [San Diego, CA]

    11/01/2008 10:13:40 PM PDT · 5 of 8
    ucsd1974 to goldstategop

    It is interesting that Secretary of State Jerry Brown has cleverly labeled this ballot measure: “ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME–SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.” Although the measure essentially is meant to restore the concept of traditional marriage (overwhelmingly approved previously by California voters and over-ruled by a 4-3 vote in the California Supreme Court), the liberal word selection implies you are ELIMINATING RIGHTS! George Orwell saw this coming.

  • Sarah Palin: Superstar? Some Republicans Want Her to Run In 2012

    10/23/2008 8:34:26 PM PDT · 33 of 41
    ucsd1974 to drubyfive

    Assuming the worst case scenario (BO and the mainstream media fool most of the people), Romney in 2012 could be like Reagan in 1980 if the country survives the Obama-induced malaise and whatever challenges comes BO’s way. Iran and others will respect Obama as much as they respected Carter. Biden was right about the inevitable tests, but wrong about his spine of steel. BO has a spine of tapioca backed by pillars of styrofoam. Palin as VP in 2012 would make the GOP ticket stronger.

  • Sarah Palin: Superstar? Some Republicans Want Her to Run In 2012

    10/23/2008 5:38:43 PM PDT · 25 of 41
    ucsd1974 to NavyCanDo

    Worst case scenario: Palin + Jindal in 2012.
    Best case scenario: Palin + Jindal in 2016.