Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No stalling by Obama on Obamacare!; Asthma users out of luck with Obama's FDA regulations; Senator Collins calls for regulatory time out; Honors student gets suspension for his unwelcome free speech; 14 year old Yemeni has hand cut off; Obamacare leads to longer wait times; Our patient records will go to government; Black Panthers threaten student on Constitution Day; 81% don't like way country is being governed; Castro calls Obama speech "jibberish"; 11% of Americans now liberal on fiscal issues; It is the Senate which is doing nothing

"The trouble with Socialism is that sooner or later we run out of other people's money" - Margaret Thatcher
----------------------------------------------------- Politico reports: The Obama administration chose not to ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear a pivotal health reform case Monday, signaling that it’s going to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether President Barack Obama’s health reform law is constitutional.
The move puts the Supreme Court in the difficult position of having to decide whether to take the highly politically charged case in the middle of the presidential election.
This confirms what I had already concluded: That the government is confident that it’s going to prevail in the Supreme Court and would like to have a decision sooner rather than later,” Dellinger told POLITICO.
The Weekly Standard: Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration is would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer:
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.
The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.
But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-administration-ban-asthma-inhalers-over-environmental-concerns_594113.html
The Hill reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is calling for a "regulatory time out" to give the U.S. economy a chance to create jobs.
“Business owners are reluctant to create jobs today if they're going to need to pay more tomorrow to comply with onerous new regulations; that's why employers say that uncertainty generated by Washington is a big wet blanket on our economy," Collins said in the Republican weekly address.
"America needs a ‘time out’ from the regulations that discourage job creation and hurt our economy." http://thehill.com/video/senate/183669-collins-timeout-gop-weekly-address-jobs-regulations
Fox News writes: An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong.
Holly Pope said she was “absolutely stunned” when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School informing her that her son, Dakota Ary, had been sent to in-school suspension.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/22/texas-school-punishes-boy-for-opposing-homosexuality/#ixzz1YsPMZOpJ
The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the peaceful religion of fanatic Muslims: Suspected al-Qaeda militants have severed the hands of two people, including a 15-year-old boy, who stole electrical cables in a southern Yemeni town, witnesses summoned to watch the punishment say.
The militants cut off the teenager's hand with a sword in front of dozens of residents of Jaar, in the troubled southern province of Abyan, on Saturday evening before taking the limb around town for all to see.
On Sunday, the militants severed the hand of a 26-year-old man whom they also accused of stealing electrical cables. Under a very strict interpretation of Islamic law, theft is punishable by cutting off the thief's hand. Under a very strict interpretation of Islamic law, theft is punishable by cutting off the thief's hand. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/alqaeda-cut-off-yemeni-boys-hand-20110926-1ks1f.html
The Tennessean writes: Nearly 700,000 Tennesseans will gain new coverage under health-care reform, but those already with insurance might have to wait longer to receive care and younger people overall may have to pay more.
Those are among findings from a report out from a think tank the state’s largest health insurer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, launched this year to study the interface between public policy and health care.
“It will be a little longer line, but everybody will be in the line,”  Expanding insurance coverage without a corresponding increase in the number of primary care doctors, though, could create problems with access to medical care, the study says.  http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110923/BUSINESS05/309230081/Patients-wait-longer-care-under-new-health-law-think-tank-says
The Washington Examiner writes several items on Obamacare: It’s been said a thousand times: Congress had to pass President Obama’s  health care law in order to find out what’s in it. But, despite the repetitiveness, the level of shock from each new discovery never seems to recede.
This time, America is learning about the federal government’s plan to collect and aggregate confidential patient records for every one of us.
In a proposed rule from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal government is demanding insurance companies submit detailed health care information about their patients.
(See Proposed Rule:  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment, Volume 76, page 41930. Proposed rule docket ID is HHS-OS-2011-0022 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-15/pdf/2011-17609.pdf)
The HHS has proposed the federal government pursue one of three paths to obtain this sensitive information: A “centralized approach” wherein insurers’ data go directly to Washington; an “intermediate state-level approach” in which insurers give the information to the 50 states; or a “distributed approach” in which health insurance companies crunch the numbers according to federal bureaucrat edict.
The Blaze reports: It all happened while Phil Cleary was passing out Constitutions in honor of Constitution Day. Campusreform.org (which calls Cleary a “conservative) reports he had a table of literature promoting Western Civilization (and his group Youth for Western Civilization) and was engaging students and faculty on the topic. While doing that he had conversation with someone the site identifies as Blair Jordan Moses, the young man with a soft spot for the Black Panthers.
And Cleary got it on video.
According to the video, the supporter tells Cleary that the 2nd Amendment could come in handy if Clearly ever threatened the campus multicultural center. What would constitute a threat? He never truly defines it, but “suggested that the existence of the group Youth for Western Civilization would count,” according to Campusreform.org.  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/black-panther-supporter-warns-conservative-student-i-could-exercise-my-2nd-amendment-right-on-you/
Gallup reports: A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years. http://www.gallup.com/poll/149678/Americans-Express-Historic-Negativity-Toward-Government.aspx
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cuba's Breitbart reports: Fidel Castro blasted Barack Obama's speech to the United Nations as "gibberish" on Monday, saying the US president used a rambling address to justify the "unjustifiable." In his first published column since July, the 85-year-old revolutionary icon slammed US and NATO intervention in Libya as "monstrous crimes" and said Obama -- whom he called the "yankee president" -- used a bully pulpit at the UN General Assembly last week to try and sway global opinion.  [Do you wonder why I would put this in my news?  It was told to us innumerable times that having Barack Obama as our President would heal the wounds and make the world love us.  So, we have a need to know if that is what has happened.]  http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.a1a0fa7851ea5002e0eaf3cb1af82a01.261&show_article=1

The UK Telegraph reports: Most strikingly of all, Gallup finds that:
• 49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this.
 Even 28 per cent of Democrats agree with the 61 per cent of Republicans (and 57 per cent of independents) who now view the federal government as “a threat” to the rights and freedoms of the American people. It is little wonder that a mere 11 per cent of US voters now describe themselves as liberal on fiscal issues in Rasmussen polling, compared to 44 per cent who call themselves conservative and 40 per cent who describe themselves as moderate. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100107291/why-barack-obama-could-be-america%E2%80%99s-last-big-government-president/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
American Thinker reports: "Pass this bill now." Obama is still repeating this slogan ad nauseum. The problem is that after more than two weeks, still no bill has hit the floor for a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
So who's to blame for his bill not being passed yet?  BO would have us believe it's Congress and in particular the Republicans, of course.
"This Congress, they are accustomed to doing nothing, and they're comfortable with doing nothing, and they keep on doing nothing," President Obama complained at a September 15 Democratic National Committee gathering in a private Washington residence.
Deroy Murdock at the National Review rightly points out that we may have a do-nothing Democrat-run Senate but the Republican-led House of Reps has been very busy. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/the_do-nothing_democrats.html

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