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  • 40 Reasons Not To Re-Elect Barack Obama

    08/24/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Obama took 700 billion dollars out of the Medicare program and put it into his wildly unpopular health care program. This is despite the fact that even Obama has admitted, Medicare in particular will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program no matter how much taxes go up. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put that money back into the Medicare program where it belongs, while Obama won't. 2) Barack Obama's stimulus plan cost more than the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, and putting a man on the moon combined and...
  • Catholics Shift Away from Obama, Democratic Party

    08/24/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    CT ^ | August 23, 2012 | Shane Vander Hart
    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)Photo by Shubert Ciencia Catholics are a major voting block, and one that can’t be pigeonholed by Republicans or Democrats. A recent NPR segment compared Vice President Joe Biden with the presumptive Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan. Both are Catholics, but their worldview is not the same.Stephen Schneck, a political scientist at Catholic University, said that Biden comes from a more traditional generation of Catholics. “This is the Catholicism of our old ethnic neighborhoods, and our union halls, and St. Christopher medals on the dashboard sort of thing,”...
  • More than 2,200 hospitals face penalties under ObamaCare rules

    08/24/2012 5:37:13 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2012 | Staff
    A provision of ObamaCare is set to punish roughly two-thirds of U.S. hospitals starting this fall over high readmission rates, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News. Starting in October, Medicare will reduce reimbursements to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates -- which refers to patients who return within a month -- by as much as 1 percent. The maximum penalty increases to 2 percent the following year and 3 percent in 2014. Doctors are concerned the penalty is unfair, since sometimes they have to accept patients more than once in a brief period of time but could be...
  • FoxNews claims Obamacare punishes hospitals if their patients with heart failure live instead of die

    08/23/2012 8:52:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 23, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Fox News reports: A provision of ObamaCare is set to punish roughly two-thirds of U.S. hospitals evaluated by Medicare starting this fall over high readmission rates Starting in October, Medicare will reduce reimbursements to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates, said Sunil Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center who studies hospital readmissions. So, which would we rather have a hospital readmission or a death?If this is really true, then its quite scary. I googled the doctors quote to try to...
  • DNC expected to affect cancer patients [cancer treatment clinic will close for four days]

    08/23/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    WBTV ^ | August 21, 2012 | David Spunt
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Tuesday, September 4th, the DNC will officially kick off. Tens of thousands from around the world will head to the Queen City and there's no secret, the convention will have a major impact locally, including on people battling cancer. Matthews resident Sue Falco is fighting stage four colon cancer, and says the DNC will force a major cancer treatment center to close. Carolina's Hematology Oncology Associates on South Tryon will close for four days during the DNC, because of security and traffic concerns."It's kind of fascinating how an event like this impacts a city," Falco...
  • Fetal Flaw: the new eugenics rising

    08/22/2012 2:27:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | Mark W. Leach
    This year has seen a rash of medical studies reporting on developments in cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) prenatal testing. Not too long ago, one commentator cautioned that as prenatal genetic testing becomes more pervasive, our society risks developing a eugenics common sense. The reporting on the new cffDNA testing suggests that some have already developed this sensibility. In October 2011, Sequenom, a publicly traded company, introduced its version of cffDNA prenatal testing. As the name suggests, floating in each expectant mothers blood stream are bits of DNA from the child she is carrying. The new testing procedure tests this fetal...
  • Meanings, Implications of Supreme Court Obamacare Decision (Downloadable)

    08/22/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    PJMedia Instapundit ^ | August 22 , 2012 | Harlan & Denning
    ITS JUST GOING OUT TO LAW REVIEWS, BUT THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF THE INTERNET, YOU CAN READ IT NOW: Brannon Denning and I have an article on the Supreme Courts ObamaCare decision and what it means: National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes. Download early and often
  • Republicans Approve Strongly Pro-Life Platform on Abortion

    08/21/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The approved draft of the Republican Party platform will have the GOP again adopting a strongly pro-life document that voters will be receptive to as they consider replacing pro-abortion President Barack Obama this November.The Republican National Committee appears to be headed towards another pro-life platform, which has been pro-life since 1980, when the Republican Party adopted a position supporting the Human Life Amendment. The platform stood in stark contrast to the pro-abortion plank Democrats approved.“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a...
  • Black Pro-Lifers Stand Up to Pro-Abortion War on Women Rally

    08/21/2012 2:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The huge pro-abortion rally that was supposed to bring tens of thousands of abortion advocates to Washington to stand up to the supposed “War on Women” pro-life groups, Republicans and Mitt Romney are supposedly waging on women didn’t materialize.However, pro-life advocates stood their ground in a counter protest against the hardcore abortion backers who did show up.The pro-abortion community was stunned by the presence of African American pro-life prayer supporters. Pro-life leaders on the ground were encouraged by the gathering of prayerful prolife supporters who wore t-shirts announcing the injustice of the death of Tonya Reaves; a Black woman who...
  • Former NARAL President Calls Paul Ryans Pro-Life Views Crazy

    08/21/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Michelman, the former president of the NARAL pro-abortion organization, joined pro-abortion MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews and said vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is “crazy” to believe that unborn children should be legally protected.h/t Jill StanekThe National Right to Life Committee, in tracking the votes Ryan has cast in Congress on important pro-life issues, has crafted a perfect 100% pro-life voting record.This year, Ryan is 10 for 10 in pro-life voting — voting to repeal Obamacare, cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood repeatedly, stopping taxpayer funding for abortions in various instances, banning sex-selection abortions, providing for pro-life...
  • Soaping the slippery slope: the decline of once-Christian colleges into bastions of unbelief

    08/21/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    WORLD ^ | Marvin Olasky
    What happened to so many once-Christian colleges in the United States? Two fine books describe the decline. George Marsden's 462-page The Soul of the American University shows how once-Protestant universities became secular look-alikes. James Burtchaell's The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches uses 868 pages to show not only how schools moved from liberal theism to secularism but how, before that, they moved from theologically conservative to liberal stances. I'll try to give the high points of 1,330 pages in fewer than 1,330 words: Three central messages are (1) Follow the money,...
  • G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform

    08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Michel Cooper
    Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on...
  • Obama, Democrats Bashing Romney Over New Pro-Life GOP Platform

    08/21/2012 2:26:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    It didn’t take long for President Barack Obama and top Democrats to bash presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the issue of abortion following the Republican Party’s adoption of a new platform that opposes abortion.As LifeNews reported, GOP leaders in the platform committee approved a strongly pro-life platform that uses similar language from past platforms calling for a Human Life Amendment to protect unborn children under law.The platform reads, “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life...
  • Home protest makes Orlando Planned Parenthood CEO cry

    08/20/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 8.20.2012 | Jill Stanek
    Jenna Tosh returned home from a walk with her family Saturday morning to an unwelcome surprise: 28 pro-life activists conducting an awareness campaign in front of her home. Jenna promptly burst into tears. This spring 28-yr-old Jenna was promoted to the position of CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando in Florida. One of the two clinics Jenna oversees commits abortion. Jenna lives on a busy street in Winter Park. Why did she start crying Saturday? She could have been humiliated by the exposure. She could have been upset that her young son saw graphic photos of how she makes...
  • Rep Paul Ryan will end Medicare as we know it we better hope so!

    08/20/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Image:Medicare and Medicaid GDP Chart. What happens if we don’t end Medicare as we know it?The following is copied and pasted here from the 2012 Medicare Trustees Report. Keep in mind that the Trustees include the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of Social Security. Take the time to read this carefully. I have placed in bold several statements that are of special interest. Do you think Medicare can or should continue as we know it?From the Trustees Report: The financial outlook for Medicare is also uncertain because some...
  • Obama: Obamacare cured cancer!

    08/20/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 8 replies
    Even though Obamacare does not actually kick in until next year, President Obamas new campaign video takes credit for helping a whole lot of people including cancer patients who apparently would have died without him. Glenn played the remarkable audio on radio this morning: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Four years ago as I had the privilege to travel all across this country, meet Americans from all walks of life, I decided nobody else should have to endure the heartbreak of a broken healthcare system. No one in the wealthiest nation on Earth should go broke because they get sick. Nobody should...
  • Akins Opposition to Rape Exception Vs. Obamas Infanticide Support

    08/20/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    (HT to Erick Erickson at RedState.com for the headline. Ill get to Ericks excellent post in a sec.)Right now I am in Sioux City, Iowa, preparing to begin a 10 day, 30 city, 6 state bus tour today with the Susan B. Anthony List team.My entire focus and role on the tour is to expose Barack Obamas radical support of infanticide as part and parcel of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, as he saw it and said it. As Illinois state senator Obama opposed the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, designed to give abortion survivors constitutional rights....
  • Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'

    08/20/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
  • Strike Three: Cutter Lies Again About 'Cancer' Ad

    08/20/2012 3:59:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Let's review the timeline, shall we? After the Obama campaign pioneered a nasty and non-factual attack linking Mitt Romney to the death of a cancer-stricken woman, the president's officially-endorsed SuperPAC (operated by a former White House spokesman) repeated the transcendently false story in a television ad. The spot is running in swing-states as part of a $20 million buy. Despite universal criticism from media outlets and fact-checkers, the Obama campaign refused to condemn the hit, as numerous surrogates denied knowledge of -- and ducked responsibility for -- the smear. Chief among the 'don't-blame-us' crowd was Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie...
  • Trump Fires Back at Obama Campaign Smear

    08/19/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 42 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | August 19, 2012 | Steve Coz
    Donald Trump blasted President Barack Obamas senior adviser Robert Gibbs Sunday as vicious and hateful after the former press secretary called Trump a right-wing nut job on Fox News. Trump told Newsmax. I built a net worth in excess of $8 billion, built a tremendous company, and have employed tens of thousands of people. I hardly see where I qualify under his definition. He recently declined an offer to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention, but he has been promising to deliver a big surprise at the convention in Tampa, Fla., which begins on Aug. 27. The...