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...effect Percentages from a hush-hush RAND Corporation study suggest barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans have enrolled and paid premiums HHS Secretary Sebelius met a televised challenge Monday about ‘unpopular’ Obamacare with lengthy awkward silence
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America’s health care system ‘a lot better’ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality.... (more)
President Obama: "Healthcare Not Fixed, But Better"
What you think USA?
According to Obama 7.1 Americans have signed up for Obamacare. Now I know this is a lie, don’t ask me how I know. I know MANY who pay the fine for not having insurance because it is cheaper to do so. America, what do you think about what I type below, direct quotes. I am not saying I believe or trust ok. PLEASE watch this America and you tell me, is he telling the truth or is it all a lie? Because the America I... (more)
“In Britain’s interests” he says..How about the Ukrainians Mr Eton Boy?
Barack Obama has ordered a freezing of US assets and visa restrictions on those involved in Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, as Britain’s David Cameron warned President Vladimir Putin “it cannot be business as usual”. Mr Obama signed an executive order aimed at punishing Russians and Ukrainians responsible for “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”. The visa ban does not apply to the Russian President, a US official said. The White House’s rebuke came as the European Union... (more)
Barack Obama has seen fit to lecture us benighted Brits on the value of the European Union. I have only one observation: I do so wish that he would stick to his own Union and not ours. Does he not have troubles enough on his doorstep? Perhaps he might care for a few helpful tips on managing his own affairs? Would he welcome such a thing? I rather think not.
He's a bit worried, you see, by Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed in out referendum on British membership of our less perfect Union. His administration has gone so far as to ‘warn’ (good word) our government against secession.... (more)
Dear Mister President,
You will recall that you opened your first term of office with an overture, as you put it, to the ‘Islamic Republic’ of Iran. Let’s be friends, you said, offering the ‘Islamic Republic’ your hand. That same hand, as I’m sure you know, was bitten by the 'Islamic Republic' dog. With you it is not a case of once bitten twice shy; for the hand is being extended once again. You have offered direct talks with the growling mongrels in Teheran.
Let’s have a look a little more closely at the ‘Islamic Republic’. Yes, Mister President, why don’t you look a little... (more)
I don’t suppose too many people here read the Moscow Times, Russia’s only English language newspaper. Well, then, let me tell you that it reported recently that there are people in Russia indulging in a spot of schadenfreude, taking pleasure from the misfortune of others. The recent secession petitions following Obama’s re-election in November have led predictions that the USA is about to collapse in just the same way that the USSR collapsed.
There is really nothing new in this wishful thinking; for that is exactly what it is. A few years ago Igor Panarin, a former KGB analyst, published... (more)
I was amused to discover on Blog Catalogue earlier this week that secession petitions are flooding into the White House in the wake of Barack Obama’s re-election to the presidency. What, are we really back in 1860, is American on the threshold of a new Civil War? No and yes, is my answer, a point to be clarified a bit later.
There they are, pleas coming from some of the same offenders: from Texas, from Alabama, from Georgia, from Louisiana, from South Carolina, from North Carolina, from Tennessee, from Arkansas and from Florida, all former members of the old Confederacy. There are... (more)
I know: we are not used to it; we are not used to uncomfortable truths, especially in politics. We are more comfortable with dissimulation and hypocrisy. What else do we expect from a candidate for high office? Do we expect honesty? No, of course not; or at least that’s the conclusion I have to reach on the basis of the fuss that followed the latest Romney speak.
Do you know what he said at his fund-raiser or have you simply read comment on how awful he said what he said, sans the actual words? Well, then, let’s have a look, beginning with the big shocker, the forty-seven percenter:... (more)
Yesterday, upon the stair,I met a man who wasn’t thereHe wasn’t there again todayI wish, I wish he’d go away...
Lots of you will recognise these words, the opening verse of William Hughes Mearns’ 1899 poem Antigonish, also known as The Little Man Who Wasn’t There. I’ve had occasion to use it previous articles, most recently in a piece on my blog about David Cameron, the British Prime Minister.
It immediately came to mind again on Friday, when I watched a recording of Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair at the Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida. The empty chair, as you... (more)
In responding to my recent article on Obama’s incapacity for high office (Don’t Mess with Mr In-Between, 26 July) one contributor made the following observation about Mitt Romney’s supposed London Olympic gaff during his recent foreign tour:
…Mr. Romney goes to London on his first foreign visit as a presidential candidate and he insults our greatest ally. He went on a soft-ball tour and screwed it up. He showed he's not even qualified to be a foreign service officer never mind the president of the U.S.
This is a subject I intend to return to, a Michigan Yankee in the Court of... (more)