Monthly Archives: March 2010

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From Victoria’s mail bag:
I work for a non union shipping company in Oregon.  The companies [sic] policy renewal date is 3-25 each year.  I just received my new cards with a brief note from the insurance company. 

“Due to anticipation of costs to be incurred from the recently passed health bill your fees have been changed.  Please review the information on your card, and contact your group policy holder for further details.” 

My monthly employee contribution increased from $230 to $345,  [50% increase]
office visit co-pay from $20 to $30,  [50% increase]
ER visit from $100 to $150, [50% increase]
prescriptions from $20 to $35, [75% increase]
and upper tier drugs from $45 to $65.  [55% increase]
This is cost reduction? 

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R-E-D-I-S-T-R-I-B-U-T-I-O-N-I-S-M

From Victoria’s mail bag:
I work for a non union shipping company in Oregon.  The companies [sic] policy renewal date is 3-25 each year.  I just received my new cards with a brief note from the insurance company. 

“Due to anticipation of costs to be incurred from the recently passed health bill your fees have been changed.  Please review the information on your card, and contact your group policy holder for further details.” 

My monthly employee contribution increased from $230 to $345,  [50% increase]
office visit co-pay from $20 to $30,  [50% increase]
ER visit from $100 to $150, [50% increase]
prescriptions from $20 to $35, [75% increase]
and upper tier drugs from $45 to $65.  [55% increase]
This is cost reduction? 

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Smearing Tea Party Patriots With Phony "Race" Story: The Anatomy of a Smear

Over at the American Thinker, Jack Cashill explores the roots of the phony race allegations against Tea Party folks (here).

If it were not for those damn ubiquitous video cameras, House Democrats and their media allies would have gotten away with it entirely. Instead, they must content themselves with a victory only among those who rely for the news on an increasingly myopic major media.


To discover what did happen, I have reviewed video from at least four different sources, talked to several eyewitnesses, and analyzed the early media reports from the scene. 


Bottom line: the Douglas story would seem to meet the standards for libel. It is provably false, preposterously reckless, quite possibly malicious, and has caused real damage to publicly identified Tea Party leaders.
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NASA: Our Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data

Just when Global Warming Alarmists felt it was safe to return to pushing their canard on man-made gore-bull warming, claiming data discredited by the climate-gate scandal was accurate due to NASA data agreeing, NASA scientists have admitted their “temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.”

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

FOX News

Pajama’s Media

Sorry David, but it’s all falling apart.

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Domestic Terrorist Speech Cancelled!

Domestic Terrorist linked to Barack Obama, William Ayers was scheduled to deliver a speech at the University of Wyoming Monday on Social Justice Issues and Education, but it has been cancelled by University Officals.

UW Social Justice Research Center, a privately endowed center extended the invitation to Domestic Terrorist Ayers.

UW President Tom Buchanan in agreeing to the decision to rescind the invitation said, “The University of Wyoming is one of the few institutions remaining in today’s environment that garner the confidence of the public. The visit by Professor Ayers would have adversely impacted that reputation.”

Ayers was a co-founder of Weather Underground, a radical 70’s group who felt bombings were the answer to violence. Besides the Domestic Terrorism he engaged in he is most noted for his quote issued on September 11, 2001 in the New York Times, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

Jim Kearns, UW spokesman said the college had received “about 430 e-mails and phone calls since last Friday, with the overwhelming majority against Ayers appearance.”

Franciso Rios, director of the Social Justice Research Center decided to cancel Ayers appearance and apologized to the University Community for any harm that may have come of it.

Read More HERE

Now, what’s that wise old saying? What goes around comes around?

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Smearing Tea Party Patriots With Phony "Race" Story: The Anatomy of a Smear

Over at the American Thinker, Jack Cashill explores the roots of the phony race allegations against Tea Party folks (here).

If it were not for those damn ubiquitous video cameras, House Democrats and their media allies would have gotten away with it entirely. Instead, they must content themselves with a victory only among those who rely for the news on an increasingly myopic major media.


To discover what did happen, I have reviewed video from at least four different sources, talked to several eyewitnesses, and analyzed the early media reports from the scene. 


Bottom line: the Douglas story would seem to meet the standards for libel. It is provably false, preposterously reckless, quite possibly malicious, and has caused real damage to publicly identified Tea Party leaders.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Thank You, Jaime Escalante, For Your Excellence — and Your Leadership

Rest in Peace, Jaime Escalante, who was depicted in the movie starring Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver. He died in his native Bolivia of bladder cancer. Story here.

As a math teacher at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, Escalante completely transformed the school’s mathematics curriculum and pushed his struggling students to master advanced math and science courses. At one point, Garfield High School had the fifth-highest number of advanced placement calculus students in the country.

He showed that excellence could be had in places where society (the left) least expected:

“Jaime exposed one of the most dangerous myths of our time — that inner city students can’t be expected to perform at the highest levels,” Olmos told the AP. “Because of him, that destructive idea has been shattered forever.”

Except, unfortunately, in the inner workings of our schools. ELL ring a bell, anyone?

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Or AG John Kroger Won’t Question ObamaCare But Will Go After…?

Mike Bellotti? ‘Scuse me?
So let me get this straight: Oregon’s press-clipping-loving

Attorney General, John Kroger, doesn’t want to go after the left on the onerous expense, taxation of individuals and financial ruin of the states over ObamaCare. He doesn’t want to waste a cent to stand for constitutional principle, state sovereignty and an illegal individual order to BUY INSURANCE, but he wants  “to get as much information on it as he can” on Mike Bellotti’s contract with the University of Oregon?????????
The constitutional case against ObamaCare is being borne by the state of Florida so it confers NO (zip, nada, bubkus) expense on the state of Oregon.
Still, the Oregon AG is very concerned with Bellotti’s contractual obligations in a fight which most certainly would redound to Bellotti’s favor.
However, this man of the left would undoubtedly argue that current contracts with his union cronies would be off limits to a challenge, so it seems amusing that he would use state resources to go after a contractual bond with the former U of O football coach and Athletic Director. But, you see, Kroger is a man who is of the far left. This is about press clippings.He’s playing the card that plays to his base. He is playing the class envy card. He thinks Bellotti should rescind some of the $2.3 million paid to him after he left his AD position. You may agree. BUT it’s instructive that the Oregon Attorney General would waste time with this pittance —to make his political point—when potentially billions will be spent on an unconstitutional ObamaCare.
This is the terror dome. Please make a note of it.

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Doctors Sue to Overturn the Health Care Bill

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the health care bill, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS filed suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.).

Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of AAPS says, “If the PPACA goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it. Courts should not allow this massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients. There will be a dire shortage of physicians if the PPACA becomes effective and is not overturned by the courts.”

“The PPACA requires most Americans to buy government-approved insurance starting in 2014, or face stiff penalties. Insurance company executives will be enriched by this requirement, but it violates the Fifth Amendment protection against the government forcing one person to pay cash to another. AAPS is the first to assert this important constitutional claim.”

“The PPACA also violates the Tenth Amendment, the Commerce Clause, and the provisions authorizing taxation. The Taxing and Spending power cannot be invoked, as the premiums go to private insurance companies. The traditional sovereignty of the States over the practice of medicine is destroyed by the PPACA.”

AAPS is a not-for-profit membership organization incorporated under the laws of Indiana and headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. AAPS’ members include thousands of physicians nationwide in all practices and specialties, many in small practices. AAPS was founded in 1943 to preserve the practice of private medicine, ethical medicine, and the patient-physician relationship.

Article HERE

Complaint HERE

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NASA: Our Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data

Just when Global Warming Alarmists felt it was safe to return to pushing their canard on man-made gore-bull warming, claiming data discredited by the climate-gate scandal was accurate due to NASA data agreeing, NASA scientists have admitted their “temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.”

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

FOX News

Pajama’s Media

Sorry David, but it’s all falling apart.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Domestic Terrorist Speech Cancelled!

Domestic Terrorist linked to Barack Obama, William Ayers was scheduled to deliver a speech at the University of Wyoming Monday on Social Justice Issues and Education, but it has been cancelled by University Officals.

UW Social Justice Research Center, a privately endowed center extended the invitation to Domestic Terrorist Ayers.

UW President Tom Buchanan in agreeing to the decision to rescind the invitation said, “The University of Wyoming is one of the few institutions remaining in today’s environment that garner the confidence of the public. The visit by Professor Ayers would have adversely impacted that reputation.”

Ayers was a co-founder of Weather Underground, a radical 70’s group who felt bombings were the answer to violence. Besides the Domestic Terrorism he engaged in he is most noted for his quote issued on September 11, 2001 in the New York Times, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

Jim Kearns, UW spokesman said the college had received “about 430 e-mails and phone calls since last Friday, with the overwhelming majority against Ayers appearance.”

Franciso Rios, director of the Social Justice Research Center decided to cancel Ayers appearance and apologized to the University Community for any harm that may have come of it.

Read More HERE

Now, what’s that wise old saying? What goes around comes around?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com