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  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/30/2015 2:00:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On top of an $18.9 million Defense Department grant doled out in Sept. 2010, the Institute received $13.6 million from the Department of Education, according to In the 2009 federal budget, another $5.8 million was appropriated through the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. The state of Massachusetts gave the University of Massachusetts $5 million, earmarked for the Institute. As a senator in 2010, current Sec. of State John Kerry waged an unsuccessful attempt to earmark another $28.9 million for the museum ... the $18.9 million Defense Department earmark was “funneled through the Defense...
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/31/2015 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The stated mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is to teach the general public about how the U.S. Senate works, so it’s fitting that the shrine to the late Massachusetts Democrat is funded, in part, by $38 million in taxpayers’ money. The $78 million combination museum and interactive civics exhibit was formally dedicated by President Obama on Monday. Besides a section honoring Kennedy’s 46-year political career, which ended with his Aug. 25, 2009 death, the Institute will offer a “Senate Immersion Module” which aims to teach visitors how the upper chamber works. (snip) On top of an $18.9 million...
  • Must read: User @drawandstrike tweets ‘epic rant about Chappaquiddick’

    via Michelle Malkin
  • Race Alone Doesn't Explain Hatred Of Obama, But It's Part Of The Mix (NPR)

    05/13/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Drango · 81 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/13/14 | Allen Greenblatt
    It's a fact of American life that a good share of the electorate is , and even of President Obama. What's less certain are the reasons why. For some Democrats, the explanation is simple: race. In recent weeks, West Virginia Sen. , Mississippi Rep. and former Florida Gov. have all said racism is the driving force behind Republican resistance to the president. Republicans, unsurprisingly, say their disdain for Obama is based not on the color of his skin, but on the content of his policies. "If any white Democrat had pushed through a billion-dollar stimulus plan and a takeover of...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Don’t call it Obamacare

    01/09/2014 11:18:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi corrected a reporter Thursday who called Democrats’ health care law “Obamacare.” “First of all, it’s called the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ ” the California Democrat said after a reporter asked about House GOP efforts to try to tweak the law. Democrats, who just a couple of years ago were happy to call President Obama’s signature achievement Obamacare,...
  • L.A mayor’s party will glam uptown (salute to Unca Teddy on opening night)

    08/19/2012 7:21:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/12 | Tim Funk
    L.A mayor’s party will glam uptownBy Tim Funk Posted: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 An army of A-list celebs and politicos are expected to show up at the N.C. Music Factory on Sept. 5 for a Hollywood-themed gala hosted by L.A. Mayor – and Dem convention chairman – Antonio Villaraigosa. The Dish has learned that the Factory’s Fountain Plaza and Osso Restaurant will get a one-night make-over. Picture palm trees, classic L.A. architecture and lots of California wine. **SNIP** Grandson Joseph Kennedy III, a candidate for Congress, will introduce a video salute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy on the convention’s...
  • Obamacare Going Down - Revolution Has Begun

    01/21/2010 1:10:27 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 22 replies · 1,007+ views
    self | 1/21/10 | Secret Agent Man
    Damn it's been a good week. Posting two of the most appropriate pieces of artwork - the Obamacare zeppelin going down, and the minutemen hero bill. Here's the bill. Front side first. For the whole series of Zero themed artwork, go here: "Flickr Archive of Zero Artwork"
  • Senate Bill Would Tax Those Who Heal

    09/14/2009 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 694+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 14, 2009 | SALLY C. PIPES
    For several months now, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has been drafting a health reform bill with a bipartisan group of three Republicans and three Democrats designed to garner support from both parties.Just in time for President Obama's address to Congress, some key points in the forthcoming bill were unveiled. The final bill is expected to be released this week. Unfortunately, it features a number of provisions that would hamstring medical innovation. Baucus' overhaul would be partially funded by new fees on the health care industry. Starting next year, medical device makers would be forced to pony up...
  • In letter after death, Kennedy urged health reform

    09/09/2009 7:17:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 663+ views
    AFP ^ | Sept. 9, 2009
    In a letter delivered after his death, late senator Ted Kennedy called for 2009 to be the year of long-awaited US health care reform, President Barack Obama said. Obama told US lawmakers he had received the letter just a few days ago after Kennedy died on August 25 having lost his 15-month battle with brain cancer. The Democratic lion had voiced confidence that this year "that great unfinished business of our society", which he worked for during almost five decades in the US Senate, would be passed, Obama said. "He repeated the truth that health care is decisive for our...
  • This letter is from Dr. Zane Pollard. He operates at Children's Health Care of Atlanta.

    08/30/2009 11:46:11 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 9 replies · 1,911+ views
    Dr. Zane Pollard | August 28, 2009 | Dr. Zane Pollard
    This letter is from Dr. Zane Pollard. He operates at Children's Health Care of Atlanta. Google him, he has an extremely very impressive resume. Friends: I have been sitting quietly on the sidelines watching all of this national debate on healthcare. It is time for me to bring some clarity to the table and, as your friend, by explaining many of the problems from the aspect of a doctor. First off the government has involved very few of us physicians in the healthcare debate. While the American Medical Association has come out in favor of the plan, it is vital...
  • A local doctor's opinion on American healthcare reform

    08/30/2009 5:06:05 AM PDT · by library user · 11 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | August 30, 2009 | by Dr. George R. Hugman III
    As a family physician caring for East Texans, I have encountered many patients and friends seeking my views on the health-care reform issues Americans face. This is my message for them and for our elected representatives who are attempting to make dramatic changes to the health-care system on which we all rely. The United States truly needs a more cost-effective health-care system. The efficiencies that are needed are not likely to come from government. I am unaware of any service in which government leads in efficiency. The HR 3200 approach to reforming health care will result in an increased administrative...
  • Democrats: Never Let a Funeral Service go to Waste

    08/29/2009 5:46:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies · 3,155+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-29-09 | Aye Chihuahua
    Unbelievable. I watched it three times and still cannot believe what I saw and heard. Roll the tape: [VIDEO AT SITE] These people are shameless. Absolutely shameless. You would think that after the Paul Wellstone memorial went so far off the tracks that they would have learned. Seems that isn't so. Rush said last week that the services for Uncle Teddy would be a spectacle to behold because the Democrats cannot help themselves. Once again, Rush was right. As Allah at Hot Air said: Enter this poor little boy, charged with politicizing a prayer because the gutless pols around him...
  • Why the Democrats Should Call It ‘KennedyCare’

    08/29/2009 7:37:41 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 32 replies · 668+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28 | Melissa Clouthier
    All in all, no matter how this legislation ends up in terms of content or fate, it’s a towering pile of doo-doo and it will be decided in the Senate. Why not name it for Senator Kennedy? Either way, pass or fail, the bill symbolizes everything that Senator Kennedy represented. It should also be noted that Senator Kennedy, like all fabulously wealthy people, had nothing to gain or lose with this legislation. This law, should it pass, will be for the great unwashed masses subjected to government-run health care because their businesses will save money with the public option. Senators,...
  • The Official FreeRepublic Marketing Department Takes on KennedyCare

    08/28/2009 8:30:30 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 44 replies · 1,063+ views
    Vanity | 08/28/2009 | RightFighter
    I thought that Freepers should do our part to help the President sell the newly-renamed KennedyCare bill to the American public. To that end, please post your ideas here for slogans that can be used to get the message across about the impact that this bill will have on the American people. I'll start us out with a few I picked up on various threads and some I came up with on my own.
  • 1,000 Banks to Fail In Next Two Years: Bank CEO

    08/27/2009 3:25:44 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies · 6,014+ views
    CNBC ^ | August 27, 2009 | Natalie Erlich
    The US banking system will lose some 1,000 institutions over the next two years, said John Kanas, whose private equity firm bought BankUnited of Florida in May. “We’ve already lost 81 this year,” he told CNBC. “The numbers are climbing every day. Many of these institutions nobody’s ever heard of. They're smaller companies.” Failed banks tend to be smaller and private, which exacerbates the problem for small business borrowers, said Kanas, who became CEO of BankUnited when his firm bought the bank and is the former chairman and CEO of North Fork bank. “Government money has propped up the very...
  • Radiation tests are questioned (And so it begins...)

    08/27/2009 11:32:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies · 1,216+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 27, 2009 | Stephanie Desmon
    Skyrocketing numbers of expensive medical imaging procedures - from CT scans to nuclear stress tests - are not just straining the nation's health care system, but are exposing patients to significant amounts of potentially cancer-causing radiation even though little research has been done into whether those tests actually make people healthier, a new study suggests. The tests, say the study's authors, may be doing more harm than good. "One reason why these tests are being used more is they're getting better and better and they're an extremely helpful part of diagnosis and treatment," said Dr. Reza Fazel, a cardiologist at...
  • "We Must Make ObamaCare the Ted Kennedy Memorial Healthcare Bill!"

    08/26/2009 11:54:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies · 2,289+ views
    "This is the cause of my life - new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American - north, south, east, west, young, old - will have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege."
  • An Emotional Vice-President Joe Biden Talks About the Death of Sen. Ted Kennedy - Video 8/26/09

    08/26/2009 11:51:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 644+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a very emotional Vice-President Joe Biden today talking about the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. Biden quoted Shakespeare, saying "we shall never see the likes of him again." . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • 2 chances for Bachmann, constituents to talk(town hall,MN)

    08/25/2009 6:21:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 520+ views
    Pioneer dePress ^ | 8-21-09 | ap
    Constituents of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann have two chances this week to discuss pressing issues with her, including a public forum on health care. The 6th District Republican will be in St. Cloud today to tackle questions about Social Security. The seminar is geared toward women and Bachmann says she'll be joined by an official from the Social Security Administration. On Thursday, Bachmann heads to Lake Elmo for the health care forum. She'll be accompanied by Congressman Michael Burgess, a fellow Republican from Texas who has a background in medicine.
  • Warning: 'Cap and trade' not DOA

    08/04/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies · 1,721+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | Aug. 4, 2009 | Pete Chagnon
    A coalition of conservative groups dedicated to dispelling the myths of global warming is keeping the heat on lawmakers when it comes to "cap and trade." The Cooler Heads Coalition recently held a closed door meeting in Washington, DC. The coalition comprises individuals from conservative organizations who are leading the charge against the Waxman-Markey energy bill, also known as "cap and trade" and referred to in the meeting as "energy rationing and tax." Although the healthcare debate currently is the main newsmaker in DC, the Cooler Heads Coalition says the Waxman-Markey energy bill is still alive and well. They also...
  • Health Care Competition [health INSURANCE competition]

    07/29/2009 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Center for American Progress ^ | June 2009 | Ben Furnas and Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza
    Alabama - Blue Cross Blue Shield AL - 83% Marketshare Arkansas - Blue Cross Blue Shield AR - 75% Marketshare Montana - Blue Cross Blue Shield MT - 75% Marketshare Rhode Island - Blue Cross Blue Shield RI - 79% Marketshare Iowa - Wellmark BC and BS - 71% Marketshare Maine - WellPoint Inc. (BCBS) - 78% Marketshare
  • Baucus Touts Lower Cost of Compromise Health-Care Bill

    07/29/2009 12:49:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2009 | Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane
    As the House moved closer to agreement on its health bill, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus announced that a draft of the reform package he is negotiating with three Republican senators would come with a lower-than-expected price tag, less than $900 billion over 10 years. Although the proposal submitted to the Congressional Budget Office is not a finished product, Baucus said early results were promising as lawmakers try to complete their work before the start of the recess on Aug. 7. The preliminary bill would provide coverage to 95 percent of Americans, be fully offset by tax increases and Medicare...
  • Health Scare: Why The Rush?

    07/25/2009 10:07:06 AM PDT · by foutsc · 7 replies · 507+ views
    Ontological Angst ^ | 25 July 09 | foutsc
    Two Questions: 1) Why must the democrats insist on shoving this giant health care suppository up our hind ends so quickly? 2) Why do they insist on gulping down the entire enchilada all at once as opposed to a piecemeal approach?The first question is easy to answer. It's now or never. Citizens are getting wise to the Washington game, and they don't like it. Support is going down, not up. They may never get this chance again. Lefties squealed like stuck pigs when Bush rammed through the Patriot Act and rushed us to war in Iraq. Although I think they...
  • Ted Kennedy: ‘The Cause of My Life’ (health-care cover story of upcoming Newsweek)

    07/23/2009 1:38:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 77 replies · 1,941+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | Jul 27, 2009 | Senator Edward M. Kennedy
    In 1964, I was flying with several companions to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention when our small plane crashed and burned short of the runway. My friend and colleague in the Senate, Birch Bayh, risked his life to pull me from the wreckage. Our pilot, Edwin Zimny, and my administrative assistant, Ed Moss, didn't survive. With crushed vertebrae, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung, I spent months in New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. To prevent paralysis, I was strapped into a special bed that immobilizes a patient between two canvas slings. Nurses would regularly turn me over so my lungs...
  • RUSH IN A HURRY -- Obama is the State-Run Media's Waterloo

    07/22/2009 3:22:09 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 36 replies · 1,182+ views ^ | 07-22-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today's Show... July 22, 2009   Obama on Edge as Magic Fades; DeMint Hits Nerve with "Waterloo" This president has never been criticized, and now that he's meeting bipartisan opposition on his health care power grab, he's on the edge of a meltdown. (Rush 24/7 Members:  Listen) » Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC): Five Questions for the President's Health Care Press Conference   Would Obama Tell Ted Kennedy to Forego Surgery for a Painkiller? Government bureaucrats will decide if you're worth treating, or just old and should die. » Hrebic: Closer to Losing Your Right to Health Care » Morris: ...
  • Ted love (Kennedy)

    07/21/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 895+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2009
    ...having turned itself over to guest editor Steven Colbert, Newsweek used the cover of its latest issue to plug a lengthy personal essay by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, "written with Robert Shrum, Senator Kennedy's friend and longtime speechwriter," about "the cause of my life" -- nationalizing health care. Conservatives also noted the essay's inevitable pickups on the nightly news and the lack of coverage of the anniversary of something else important in Mr. Kennedy's political profile. Wrote Brent Baker of the Media Research Center..."ABC and NBC on Sunday night dutifully championed his cause..."Though this weekend was the 40th anniversary of...
  • Kennedy's voice missed in health debate [Hatch, McCain praise Democrat] Barf Alert

    07/10/2009 9:54:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-07-10
    (snip) "He has the great ability to get people together, and negotiate to get a consensus," said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona. (snip) Hatch, who has collaborated with Kennedy on major healthcare bills such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program, said that a month ago he had an "extensive, hour-long conversation" by phone with Kennedy. The Massachusetts senator promised to work with him on healthcare, he said, but instead the committee came out with a partisan bill that had “done away with bipartisanship." "If Kennedy had been here," said Hatch, “the first thing he would have done is pick...
  • Pelosi Won't Give Public a Week to Review Text of Health-Care Bill Before House Votes on It

    06/29/2009 12:26:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 137 replies · 6,995+ views
    CNS ^ | Monday, June 29, 2009 | By Marie Magleby and Monica Gabriel
    Pelosi Won't Give Public a Week to Review Text of Health-Care Bill Before House Votes on It SNIPPET: "At her press briefing on Thursday, Pelosi was asked whether the health-care bill would be handled differently than the stimulus bill, which came up in February. The 1,071-page final text of that bill was posted on the House Appropriations Committee’s Web site late on a Thursday night and then voted on the next day. “When the stimulus bill came out earlier this year, members and citizens had less than two days to review the final version that came out of the conference...
  • Dissecting the Kennedy Health Bill (Congress EXEMPT)

    06/19/2009 5:39:10 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 16 replies · 6,338+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 06/19/2009 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    No, you won't be able to keep your insurance if you like it.... Members of Congress "enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country," according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They "can choose from among consumer-driven and high deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health saving/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or fee-for-service (FFS) plans, and their preferred provider organizations (PPO), or health maintenance organizations (HMO)." These choices would be nice for all of us, but they're not in the offing. Instead, if you don't enroll in a "qualified" health plan and submit...
  • Peasant Care: Because What's Good Enough For Us Isn't Good Enough For Our Betters In Government

    06/22/2009 5:54:29 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 3 replies · 420+ views
    June 22, 2009 | aas
    Well, now - it's GOOD to be the US Congress, or a federal employee/master, ain't it? We're apparently going to be shoved into the Procrustean Bed of The Democommies' new "health care plan" - after the obligatory infomercial from ABC-StateNews on Thursday. 9 out of 10 will agree! With what, we'll have no idea, but 9 out of 10 will agree! At least, that's what the TeeVee will tell us, on our bran-new HDTV signals. Of course, our money & blood-sucking masters in Congress WON'T be joining the rest of us proletariat - because frankly, they're better than us! Oh,...
  • Michael Ramirez on Kennedy Healthcare Bill (oooh, harsh blow)

    06/22/2009 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 34 replies · 2,442+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/22/09 | Michael Ramirez
  • If OBAMACARE is So Great, Why Did Congress EXEMPT THEMSELVES?

    06/21/2009 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 1,729+ views
    WSJ/The Lid ^ | 6/21/09 | The Lid
    President Barack Obama keeps telling us how wonderful that his health care plan will be. "No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people," Obama said Monday, addressing the American Medical Association. "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what." He didn't let up."If you like what you're getting, keep it," Obama said. "Nobody is forcing you to shift." Source Sounds...
  • Why can't we all get KennedyCare?

    06/13/2008 6:46:50 PM PDT · by melt · 47 replies · 128+ views ^ | 6/5/08 | Helen Redmond
    LAST MONTH, Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. All the major news outlets provided daily updates on Kennedy's medical treatment and prognosis. The media failed to point out an important fact: Unlike average Americans, the senator from Massachusetts didn't have to worry for one minute that he wouldn't get the care he needed for his life-threatening cancer. The president, vice president and members of Congress all enjoy government-financed health care, with few restrictions or prohibitive out-of-pocket co-pays. They are never turned away for pre-existing conditions or denied care for what insurance companies label "experimental treatments" (like the...