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In the Top of the News… It’s Winter… It’s Cold

As my dear Honors English teacher, Mrs. Gladys Ford, used to say, “Your powers of observation are exceeded only by your affection for the obvious.” I sure loved that woman. Most kids hated her because she made them think or she flunked them.

D.A. Refusing to Prosecute Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts Was Defeated, Replacement Fires Her Staff
You may remember Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, the faux “pro-life” Republican who refused to prosecute accused neck-twisting Houston abortionist Doug Karpen. She also later flipped a grand jury that was supposed to investigate Planned Parenthood, but instead indicted pro-life journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
Daleiden and Merritt’s charges were later dismissed after it was revealed that Anderson had violated the law to indict them.
Illustrating that old adage — “What goes around comes around” — Anderson was soundly defeated in November.
But it gets better.
Her replacement has notified 40 prosecutors that their services are no longer needed.

MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY KILLERS
Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid
Texas health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to nix the funding Planned Parenthood receives through the Medicaid program
In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to defund the organization from the Medicaid program through which it provides family planning and women’s health services to the poor. Planned Parenthood had previously received $3.1 million in Medicaid funding, but those dollars will be nixed in 30 days, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.

Walker urges Trump to restore power to the states
MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker is offering President-elect Donald Trump some Tenth Amendment advice on governing.
Walker, whose ambition for the White House was run over early by the Trump train, urges the incoming Republican president to restore state control and ease “incessant federal overreach.”

Can Republican senators get to 60 seats in 2018?
Nevertheless, the Senate already bears watching — not to see whether Democrats can retake the body in 2018, which seems unlikely now, but to see whether Republicans can strengthen their hold on the Senate and strengthen the hand of President Trump.

Scarborough Warns: Republicans Will Be ‘Wiped Out’ in 2018 if They Go Too Far Right
Scarborough drew the analogy to the 1994, and more specifically to the 2010 midterm elections, when Dems suffered cataclysmic losses after an emboldened Obama admin governed from the left in its first two years.
Scarborough misses an important point, in the view of this Insurrectionist. Dems didn’t get punished in 2010 because of the abstract notion that they governed too far to the left. They lost because their liberal policies failed. The economy remained in the doldrums. And people could see that Obamacare was heading for failure.

[CtH: A poll I saw yesterday supports the author, not Scarborough. NONE of the top issues for voters were social issues, like abortion, climate change, and gay marriage. The top ones were the economy and national security.]

Andrea Bocelli Backs Out of Trump Inauguration Performance After Backlash

The Italian tenor had reportedly been courted by Trump in person last week after a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York, and was said to be pondering the offer.
Trump is known to be a huge fan of the blind singer, and has previously booked Bocelli to perform at a private party at his club in Florida.
However, under pressure from a backlash by his fans on social media, Bocelli has now stepped back from the proposed performance.

[CtH: I’m sorry to hear he’s decided to be a spineless wimp. It only emboldens these leftist bullies to keep on doing this garbage.]

Trump Team: ‘No Decision Yet’ on IRS Commissioner
I’D BE TICKLED PINK TO SEE THIS ARROGANT SLUG AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATOR, LOIS LERNER, TRIED AND CONVICTED

FedEx offers group discount to NRA. Predictable liberal freakout follows
First the good news for all of you NRA members. (I include this because I didn’t even know about it, so perhaps you didn’t either.) Federal Express is offering a shipping discount for all of us! That’s really nice of them. It’s one of only many partnership deals you can receive.

The Art Of Mackin’ — Author FREAKS When Tucker Carlson Reads Passages From His Own Book
Nasheed — who writes on a variety of subjects including picking up chicks and the subversive nature of systemic racism — tweeted that Trump’s nominees include members of “a white supremacists [sic] sect that literally throw up Nazi salutes.”

I SAW THIS LAST NIGHT. CARLSON DESCRIBED HOW THIS RACE-HUSTLING SCUM WROTE ABOUT TELLING WOMEN ANYTHING IN ORDER TO CON THEM INTO LAYING DOWN AND SPREADING THEIR LEGS. HE ALSO USED THE TERM ‘ALT-RIGHT’ AT LEAST 20 TIMES DURING THE INTERVIEW. APPARENTLY HE HAS TO DEPEND ON HIS TALKING POINTS LIKE MOST LEFTARDS DO.  HE ALSO CLAIMED HIS SEDUCTION TIPS WERE “COMEDIC.” HE REITERATED THAT AT LEAST 5 TIMES.

“You say, ‘the number one lame thing men say to get sex? I love you.’ You describe this as the ‘bold lie approach,’” he continued. “And then you say this, ‘if a woman isn’t ready for sex you 1) question her maturity 2) minimize the significance of sex and 3) tell her what you want to hear.”

Pantsuit Nation members revolt after operator cashes in with book deal
IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME IF THIS WOMAN PLANNED ALL ALONG TO PLAY THESE IDIOTS FOR THE SHEEPLE THEY ARE.

Members of an underground pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group are livid after the operator announced she would be cashing in on the page with a book deal.
News that Pantsuit Nation founder Libby Chamberlain would be putting out a tome next May based on comments from the popular page — which has some 4 million members — prompted a flood of angry comments calling the Brooklin, Maine, woman a sellout.

Christians Slam ‘Blasphemous’ Ornament Featuring Two Gay ‘Josephs’

THE DEMOCRATS CAN’T ACCEPT THAT THEY WERE SOUNDLY DEFEATED, IN PART, BECAUSE WHITE CHRISTIANS ARE SICK OF HAVING THIS KIND OF CRAP SHOVED IN OUR FACE AT EVERY TURN.
The ornaments either had two gay Josephs or two lesbian Marys kneeling before baby Jesus.
‘They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented by a homosexual couple. What depths will the LGBT lobby stoop to in order to try and normalise their behaviour?” Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, a group that fights for the return of Christianity to the United Kingdom, said in the statement.

[CtH: So much for all that “tolerance” and “respect for others’ traditions” that they talk about so sanctimoniously.]

This was deleted once for violating Youtube’s policy on bullying. What it is is a spoiled brat badly in need of an ass-whoopin’.

Students of Color Conference turns into ‘oppression Olympics,’ leads to fights, canceled sessions
THIS WAS PREDICTABLE… THERE WERE NO WHITE PEOPLE INVITED TO SCREAM AT, SO THEY TURNED ON EACH OTHER

The crux of the debate centered around the conference theme: “Fighting Anti-Blackness.” Apparently it was not communicated to students that the conference would have a particular theme this year. At the event, held at UC Irvine, students of different minority groups began arguing when it became known that the conference would focus almost exclusively on discrimination against the African American community.

Trump team asks State Dept. what it spends on international environmental efforts
BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER MONEY HAS ALREADY BEEN THROWN AT THIRD WORLD TINPOTS TO “FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE’ WHEN, IN REALITY, THAT MONEY GOES INTO NUMBERED ACCOUNTS FOR THE DICTATORS. I HOPE TRUMP STOPS FUNDING THE U.N. COMPLETELY.

As part of the Paris climate agreement reached a year ago, the United States pledged to donate $3 billion over four years to the Green Climate Fund, a multinational fund aimed at helping poor nations adapt to the most severe climate impacts and develop renewable sources of energy. So far, the administration has provided $500 million to the fund.

YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN THIS, BUT YOU HAVEN’T. IT IS AN EDIT OF THE ORIGINAL CELEBRITY WHINE-A-THON INTO A POSITIVE TRUMP MESSAGE.

A Message for Donald Trump to Unite For America

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[CtH: Ummmmmm … isn’t wearing bright orange supposed to make you easier to see?  ::coughcough::]

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“Old White Guys”

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Arizona steps up

ABORTION civilized people

May 17, 2016: Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that gives new powers to the director of the state’s Medicaid program to disqualify dangerous and/or scofflaw health care providers from receiving Medicaid reimbursals.  Reasons include:

  • neglecting a patient in a way that results in death or injury;
  • failing to complete mandatory reports of sexual assault or statutory rape;
  • failing to segregate tax dollars to ensure none goes to pay for elective abortions.

That last one includes accounting for all overhead expenses like rent, lights and heat, because Planned Parenthood is well known for sliming past “no tax dollars for abortion” laws by putting tax moneys into paying basic expenses for the facility in which abortions are performed.

In 2012, a federal court blocked Arizona’s attempts to disqualify abortion groups from Medicaid outright.

Lawmakers believe this is new law will survive legal challenge, because it simply allows the state agency to suspend any organization that does not obey the law.

If the organization corrects its problems, it could once again become part of the Medicaid program. This is no different than a restaurant that gets shut down for health violations.

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BREAKING: Texas officials raid 3 Planned Parenthood clinics

October 22, 2015: Officials from the Texas Office of Inspector General served subpoenas at Planned Parenthood facilities in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas this morning.

Their goal is to determine whether these clinics are guilty of defrauding the state by illegally using Medicaid money to fund abortions.

Planned Parenthood officials denied any wrongdoing, claiming the Texas IG just wants to deprive people of all that “professional, compassionate and quality health care” Planned Parenthood provides.  ::coughcough::

PPGC fraud

Another PPGC Medicaid fraud case is working its way through the courts regarding Medicaid charges for incarcerated teens, most of whom were minorities. The suit alleges that PPGC billed Medicaid for services that were never performed, for unnecessary medical procedures inflicted on the teens, and also for abortion-related services which are not covered by Medicaid.

Karen Reynolds worked at PPGC for ten years.  She says all of the PPGC offices were given revenue goals and instructed to defraud taxpayers if necessary to meet those goals.

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Financial abuse at Planned Parenthood?

Where is my surprised face?

PP revenues

Every year, taxpayers are forced to contribute half a billion dollars to prop up this “non-profit” organization that is allegedly devoted first and foremost to meeting the needs of its clientele.

Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

The House Oversight Committee has released a financial report showing that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have spent big bucks on high living and abortion activism.

  • The CEO’s salary is $520,000 per year.
  • More than 40 other executives are paid $200,000 or more per year.
  • In 2013, the organization spent $5.1 million (~$14,000/day) on first class and charter travel.
  • In 2012 and 2013, they spent $622,706 on extravagant parties.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider.

  • More than 90% of the pregnant women who go there do so to have their babies murdered.
  • They claim taxpayer money is only used for non-abortion expenses, such as rent and utilities.
  • I say if taxpayers are providing the facilities, then taxpayers are paying for the abortions.

In addition, over the past five years, Planned Parenthood has turned nearly $22 million over to its PAC (Planned Parenthood Action Fund).

Got that?

Republicans and Pro-Lifers are FORCED to give Planned Parenthood millions of dollars a year, some of which they funnel into Democrat and Pro-Abortion political candidates and causes.

Yeah, that’s fair. Not.

About $60 million of the taxpayer funds comes from Medicaid payments. A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports massive fraud in Medicaid payments. The 8th Circuit found that Planned Parenthood was among those with their filthy hands in the Medicaid till. Violations the court found included claims filed for:

  • unnecessary quantities of birth control pills,
  • birth control pills dispensed without examinations or without or prior to a physician’s order,
  • abortion-related services not allowed by state Medicaid law (state laws vary), and
  • services that had already been paid for by ‘donations’ Planned Parenthood coerced from patients.

Democrats are mad that Congress is scrutinizing the financial activities of their baby killing cash cow.

Cry me a river.

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Two stories from the trenches of the ObamaDoesn’tCare Act

OBAMACARE Evie's story

Letter from a senior gentleman in Mesa, Arizona:

Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors and former Classmates,

I just found myself in the middle of a medical situation that made it very clear that “the affordable care act” is neither affordable, nor do they care.

I’ll go back about seven years ago to a fairly radical prostate surgery that I underwent. The Urologist (a personal friend) who performed the surgery was very concerned that it was cancer, though I wasn’t told this until the lab report revealed it was benign. Since that procedure, I have experienced numerous urinary tract infections, UTI’s. Since I had never had a “UTI” prior to the prostate surgery, I assume that it is one of the side effects from surgery, an assumption since confirmed by my Family Doctor.

The weekend of March 8-9, I was experiencing all the symptoms of another bout of UTI. By Monday afternoon the infection had hit with full force. Knowing that all I needed was an antibiotic, I went to an Urgent Care Center in Mesa, AZ., to provide a specimen, a requirement for getting the prescription. After waiting 45 min. to see the Doctor, I started getting very nauseous and light headed.

I went to the Receptionist to ask where the bathroom was as I felt that I was going to throw up. I was told that I would have to wait for the Doctor because I would need to leave a specimen and they didn’t want me in the bathroom without first seeing him.

That was when the lights went out, my next awareness was that of finding myself on the floor (in the waiting room) having violent dry heaves, and very confused. At this point, I tried to stand up but couldn’t make it, and they made it very clear they weren’t going to let me get up until the ambulance got there. By the way, when you’re waiting to see the Doctor and you pass out, you get very prompt attention.

Now, “the rest of the story”, and the reason for sending this to so many of you.

I was taken to the nearest hospital, to emergency. Once there, I was transported to an emergency examination room. Once I had removed my clothes and donned one of those lovely hospital gowns, I finally got to see a Doctor. I asked “what is going on” I’m just having a UTI, just get me the proper medication and let me go home. He told me that my symptoms presented the possibility of sepsis, a potentially deadly migration of toxins, and that they needed to run several tests to determine how far the infection had migrated.

For the next 3 hours I was subjected to several tests, blood draws, EKG’s, and demands for specimens. At about 7:30 the nurse came back to my room to inform me that one of the tests takes 1- 2 days to complete, I asked if they (the results) could be emailed, at which point she informed me that I wouldn’t need them emailed because I wasn’t going anywhere. I started arguing with her but was told, “if you don’t start behaving, I’ll start taking your temperature rectally, at which point I became a perfect gentleman. I did tell her I wanted to see the doctor because I had no intention of staying overnight.

Now, this is what I want each of you to understand, please read these next sentences carefully. The doctor finally came in to inform me that he was going to admit me. I said, “are you admitting me for treatment or for observation?” He told me that I would be admitted for observation. I said Doctor, correct me if I’m wrong, but if you admit me for observation my Medicare will not pay anything, this due to the affordable care act , he said that’s right, it won’t. I then grabbed for my bag of clothing and said, then I’m going home. He said you’re really too sick to be going home, but I understand your position, this health program is going to hit seniors especially hard.

The doctor then left the room and I started getting dressed, I was just getting ready to put my shoes on when another doctor (the closer) came into the room, he saw me dressed and said, “where do you think you are going?” I simply said “I’m going home, to which he replied, quite vociferously, no you aren’t. I said, “Doc, you and I both know that under the “affordable care act” anyone on Medicare who is admitted to a hospital for observation will be responsible for the bill, Medicare won’t pay a cent”. At which point he nodded in affirmation. I said, “You will either admit me for a specific treatment or you won’t admit me.” Realizing he wasn’t going to win this one, he said he would prepare my release papers.

A few minutes later the discharge nurse came to my room to have me sign the necessary papers, relieving them from any responsibility. I told her I wasn’t trying to be obstinate, but I wasn’t going to be burdened with the full (financial) responsibility for my hospital stay.

After making sure the door was closed, she said, “I don’t blame you at all, I would do the same thing.” She went on to say, “You wouldn’t believe the people who elect to leave for the same reasons, people who are deathly sick, people who have to be wheeled out on a gurney.” She further said, “The ‘Affordable Care Act’ is going to be a disaster for seniors. Yet, if you are in this country illegally, and have no coverage, you will be covered in full.”

This is not internet hype folks, this is real, I just experienced it personally. Moving right along, this gets worse.

Today I went to a (required) follow up appointment with my Arizona Family Practitioner. Since my white count was pretty high, the follow up was important. During the visit I shared the experience at emergency, and that I had refused to be admitted. His response was “I don’t blame you at all, I would have done the same thing”. He went on to say that the colonoscopy and other procedures are probably going to be dropped from coverage for those over 70.

I told him that I had heard that the affordable care act would no longer pay for cancer treatment for those 76 and older, is that true? His understanding is that it is true.

The more I hear, and experience the Affordable Care Act, the more I’m beginning to see that we seniors are nothing more than an inconvenience, and the sooner they can get rid of us the better off they’ll be.

November is coming folks, we can have an impact on this debacle by letting everyone in Congress know that their responsibility is to the constituents, not the president and not the lobbyists. We need to let them ALL know that they are in office to serve and to look after the BEST INTERESTS of “we the people”, their employers, and not to become self serving bureaucrats who serve only out of greed. And if they don’t seem to understand this simple logic, we’ll fire them.

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What we wish our leaders cared about

January 22, 2014: Quinnipiac Poll

What do you think should be the top priority for President Obama and Congress in 2014?

(Note: This was an open-ended question, not a multiple choice question.)

The SINGLE BIGGEST RESPONSE: 18% responded “Healthcare”

Here are the responses as grouped and ranked by CtH:

48% = Economy worries and stuff the Feds are supposed to do (combined)

  • 16% Jobs/Unemployment
  • 15% Economy(General)
  • 12% Budget and Taxes (combined)
    • 4% Budget(General)
    • 3% Budget deficit
    • 2% Budget(Gov spending)
    • 1% Budget (Other)
    • 1% Taxes(General)
    • 1% Military Issues/Benefits
  • 2% Foreign Policy
  • 2% Immigration Issues
  • 1% Obama resign

36% = Social engineering stuff the Feds are NOT supposed to do (combined)

  • 18% Healthcare
  • 2% Education (General)
  • 1% Wages/Minimum Wage
  • 1% Income inequality
  • 1% Class inequality
  • 1% Social Issues/Social Services
  • 1% Gun Issues/Policy/Control
  • 1% Environment

24% = People who don’t pay enough attention to answer intelligently (combined)

  • 10% Other (less than 1% each)
  • 9% Don’t Know / No Answer
  • 4% Bipartisan/Cross party lines/ Coop to get things done
  • 1% Candidate cares about people

January 27, 2014: Pew Opinion Poll

Which of the following should Congress and the President make a top priority?

Note: This was NOT an open-ended question. Percents given were for those who says YES to top priority.

The SINGLE BIGGEST RESPONSE: 80% Strengthening the Economy

Issues more or less evenly split Republican vs. Democrat:

  • 80% Strengthening nation’s economy
  • 74% Improving job situation
  • 73% Defending against terrorism
  • 69% Improving education
  • 66% Securing Social Security
  • 63% Reducing budget deficit
  • 61% Securing Medicare
  • 59% Reducing health care costs
  • 55% Reducing crime
  • 55% Reforming the nation’s tax system
  • 45% Dealing with nation’s energy problem
  • 42% Reducing the influence of lobbyists
  • 41% Dealing with illegal immigration
  • 39% Improving infrastructure
  • 28% Dealing with global trade

Issues predominantly Democrat:

  • 49% Helping poor and needy
  • 49% Protecting environment
  • 29% Dealing with global warming

Issues predominantly Republican:

  • 43% Strengthening the military
  • 39% Dealing with moral breakdown

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Got errors?

  • Wrongly dumped into the Medicaid welfare program?
  • Income listed incorrectly so you lose a subsidy?
  • Premium costing you more than promised?
  • Wrongly denied coverage?

ObamaCare has an answer for you!

Just print out and fill in the seven-page form and snail it to Kentucky where it will be promptly scanned and transferred to the ObamaCare computer system!

But … oops. For now, that is where the process stops. The part of the computer system that would allow agency workers to READ and FIX the problems has not been BUILT.

So after you fill out and snail the form and wait and wait and wait, you can try calling the HELP line and IF you can get a live person, you will be “invited” to return to HealthCare.gov, reset their account to nothing and START ALL OVER.

Of course, if the system screws up your new application, your first appeal will be no good any more, because you reset your account and started over.

Obamacare is like dating a cardboard standee

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