Chronicle of the Conspiracy
Friday, November 20, 2009IS THIS CHANGE? IS THIS HOPE? No... it's Beltway bribery as usual. From ABC's The Note:
What does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for health care reform?Thanks to Dave Duval.
Posted by Donald L. Luskin at 9:44 AM | link
ISM! Once you get through the first three or so minutes of preparatory nonsense, this is actually a pretty powerful little film.
Thanks to William Heasley.
Posted by Donald L. Luskin at 9:41 AM | link
Wednesday, November 18, 2009WHO WILL "SAVE" CALIFORNIA? Insurance gure William Heasley writes,
Thirty (30) jobs were created (or "saved") in the 15th Arizona Congressional District? Hmmm. Arizona only has eight (8) Congressional Districts! Oops!
Posted by Donald L. Luskin at 10:11 AM | link
A TALE OF TWO STORIES My DC-insider friend "Mick Danger" watches in horror, thankfully from afar, as Barack Obama embarrasses himself and us in Asia:
Here are two quotes, which upon reflection, don't quite add up to half a gallon. First, from Politico,...that voters had come to see Democrats as a party of high spending — too willing to make a rush for the pocketbooks and unable to effectively articulate how their health care reform push benefited independents, many of whom already have insurance plans.Now this gem, from Reuters:BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave his sternest warning yet about the need to contain rising U.S. deficits, saying on Wednesday that if government debt were to pile up too much, it could lead to a double-dip recession."There will be a new wing at the Hubris Museum for that second quote. You're lecturing us against excessive debt while in China, while Congress is threatening to deliver some version of your health care explosion of entitlement spending. Hey, Barack, are you under the illusion that anyone in China or in the U.S. is still buying your B.S.?
Posted by Donald L. Luskin at 10:05 AM | link
Monday, November 16, 2009FEDS DECLARE SOME _____ NOT WORTH SAVING From DC-insider "Mick Danger":
This just in and it’s distressing news.Women in their 40s should stop routinely getting annual mammograms, and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year, an influential federal task force has concluded, challenging the use of one of the most common medical tests.Death panels, maybe. But I surely thought the federal governments healthcare czars and czarinas would, you know, well, click here.
Posted by Donald L. Luskin at 7:32 PM | link
WHAT, YOU THOUGHT FREE HEALTH CARE WOULD REALLY BE FREE? You poor fool. I'm quoted on ABC News, truth-telling about the costs of Obamacare:
Some Republicans and Wall Street investors say tapping into high-end earners and capital gains will soak the rich and hurt an already ailing economy.Update... Within minutes, the Religious Left calls out the attack-poodles to bite the ankles of any element of the mainstream media should air such thoughts.
Posted by Donald L. Luskin at 2:34 PM | link
NOT EVEN IF IT'S FREE According to a recent New York Magazine poll, "health care" is the least-wished-for among all Christmas gifts. Someone should tell Santa Pelosi and her elves at the Left Pole to work on other toys.
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