Today Show’s Informative Medical Segment: Why the F*#k Didn’t Doctors Just Let Cheney Die?

They didn’t exactly come out and say that, but it’s certainly fair to say that the alternate headline for this NBC Today Show piece is “Should we let older conservatives die so somebody not as crazy can be saved?”

The Today Show’s medical correspondent/resident death panel expert asks “How old is too old to receive such a precious transplant?” Well, if the recipient had been, say, Harry Reid, I’m guessing that wouldn’t have been “too old.” That question wouldn’t have been asked if we were talking about Joe Biden or Jimmy Carter either. The amount of bias here is so glaring you’ll need to apply an SPF 50 to avoid getting burned while you watch:

And they seriously wonder why we don’t want their ilk in charge of our health care?

Not a surprise coming from the same network (and same show for that matter) that allowed this on the air.

Web Address Redirects of the Week; Updated

When you get a chance, type “www.communists.com” into your browser and see where it re-directs.

Then do the same thing with “www.socialists.com.”

It’s probably the least surprising thing you’ll see all day.

Update: Funny — somebody must have noticed, because communists.com now directs to a non Obama-related page. However, at this time, socialists.com is still pointing to BarackObama.com.

Update II: Socialists.com now redirects to a generic page. Somebody had a good sense of humor, at least until Team Obama started taking some mockery.

Caption Obama at the DMZ

My Sunday was lost in a sea of yard work, going to my daughter’s play at the local theater, and more yard work, but unfortunately the world didn’t stop just because of my lawn.

President Obama is in South Korea, and he took a trip to the DMZ to take a peek at North Korea. With that in mind, that leads us to a picture ripe for captioning:

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My submission: “So that’s what the US will look like if I get a second term?”

(h/t Free Republic)

It is Still a BFD (Provided the ‘D’ Stands for ‘Debt’)

It’s been two years since President Obama signed the Unaffordable Care Act and Joe Biden uttered his now famous “this is a big f-ing deal.” The Obama campaign is still doing some fundraising off the Plugs’ fit of giddy, power-grab induced Tourette syndrome:

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This is ripe for Republican mockery. I’d suggest the GOP counter by selling a design like this:

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For the record, the debt has increased $5 trillion during Obama’s just over three years. Saving America from bankruptcy is expensive!

Obama Campaign: If You Give Us $40 For This Nail Polish We’ll Make Sure Your Contraceptives are Free

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The Obama campaign always tells us that we have a “right” to all kinds of free stuff, unless that stuff happens to come from their campaign:

The Obama campaign’s latest report for one of its joint DNC accounts shows that Chicago spent about $10,000 in February alone on nail polish designed by Richard Blanch Of Le Métier De Beauté. The campaign is, in turn, selling the nail polish in a three bottle set along with a collectable bag to supporters for $40 dollars.

For $40 an Obama supporter could instead buy four months worth of birth control at Target. Or a guy could give this nail polish to a woman and if she’s smart it’ll make her not want to have sex with him. Either way there’s a contraceptive effect.

Obama Weighs in on Martin Case After Carney Said White House Had No Comment on Local Law Enforcement Issues

Jay Carney a couple of days ago:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Trayvon Martin’s family. But obviously, we’re not going to wade into a local law enforcement matter. I would refer you to the justice department and local law enforcement at this point.”

Today it became evident that Carney’s boss obviously doesn’t pay much attention to his Press Sec’s briefings. It’s just too tempting:

President Barack Obama weighed in on the “tragedy” of Trayvon Martin’s death last month, saying it is “absolutely imperative” that all levels of government investigate “every aspect” of how the unarmed boy was shot.

“I can only imagine what these parents are going through,” Obama said after announcing his pick of Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, adding “When I think about this boy I think about my own kids.”

“I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case],” Obama said. Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws.

Obama did say there is a need to “examine the laws” surrounding the incident, as well as the incident itself.

“My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”

Could the “no comment on the shooter” be because Zimmerman is at least partly Hispanic — a demographic that Obama needs if he is to win in November? Listening to people like Al Sharpton though, you’d think Zimmerman was a lily-white founding member of the Tea Party, and rest assured, they’ll try to turn him into just that.

When is the “great unifier” president going to demand an “all levels of government” investigation of this?

Update: Naturally, the inevitable “blame Rush Limbaugh” claims begin.

Crappy Birthday: Obamacare Turns 2

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Today marks two years since Obama signed the ironically-titled “Affordable Care Act,” the law that was born breach and without an epidural for its host — American taxpayers present and future. Joe Biden called it a “big f-in deal,” and he was correct — 60% of doctors believe the law will have a negative impact on patient care. But what do they know? They’re only doctors — not career politicians with law degrees.

Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi said the law “honors the vows of the Founders.” Unless the Founders made a vow to f*#k the country, she’s wrong. Pelosi then went on to argue for the constitutionality of the law by quoting from the Declaration of Independence. Go figure. Stretch also said that Obamacare will aide Americans in their “pursuit of happiness,” a quest that only another government mandate can help fulfill. I mean, what better way for the government to facilitate happiness than by fining people who are, by Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi’s definition, unhappy? Sometimes people just need that extra push toward happiness, and if they’re flat broke by the time they get there, so be it.

Fear not, America, because fortunately the law is going to be administered by crack public officials like Kathleen Sebelius. I for one am comforted by her lack of competence — yeah, it’s annoying, but at least it’s preferable to scam artists who actually know what they’re doing.

As of a few days ago, 56% of Americans favored repeal of the law, and that’s with all the “goodies” (consumer protections that were supposed to be “popular”) front-loaded, and the expenses back-burnered. What we’re seeing now is the good stuff, and the majority of people still hate it. Hang on, because it only gets worse.

Will Obamacare live to see a third birthday? The Supreme Court will decide soon.

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Update: Romney: Why I’d Repeal Obamacare

I don’t fully understand his argument: Instead of Obamacare, Mitt’s saying we need a free-market, federalist approach to health care… like individual states issuing the mandates instead of the federal government?

Comedian Stimulus: Biden in 2016?

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Maybe this is why Biden’s been talking about lubrication lately — because he plans to keep screwing the economy until at least 2020:

For the past couple of years, Vice President Joe Biden has quietly assembled an A-team of advisers who would, without doubt, be considered the nucleus of a presidential campaign — if only he wouldn’t be 73 in 2016.

Biden’s age would snuff the last embers of a presidential ambition that led him to a pair of crushing defeats in 1988 and 2008, or so many in Barack Obama’s camp thought when they first tapped him. But the old fire crackles yet. And Biden, spurred in part by those rumors about being replaced on the ticket by Hillary Clinton (who turns 69 in ’16), is campaigning with a young man’s tenacity in 2012 — with an eye toward keeping all of his options open.

Biden has gone on a recent staffing spree — culminating with the hire of Clinton-era operative Steve Ricchetti — that has many Democrats, and even some on Obama’s own team, wondering if the preternaturally spry and congenitally upbeat vice president just might confound conventional wisdom.

Let’s help him out with some slogans:

–Biden 2016: At least he’s not Obama

–Biden 2016: A simple 3-letter word: Jobs

–Biden 2016: Chuck will finally stand up!

–Biden 2016: He’ll get America out from under the mountain of debt he just helped create

Cronyism: The Proof is in the Plankton

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Good lord, these people can’t even dabble in seaweed without there being an inevitable crony connection:

Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae.

The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key role in developing the energy provisions in the economic stimulus bill.”

TJ Glauthier, who is listed as a “strategic adviser” and corporate board member, previously held a number of high-ranking posts in the Clinton Administration, including deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Glauthier’s bio on the Solazyme website used to note that he “focused primarily on the energy portion of the economic stimulus bill,” but has since been amended to remove all reference to his work in the Obama administration.

It does mention, however, that Glauthier serves on the board of EnerNOC Inc., a company that provides demand-response services to electric utility firms.

EnerNOC won a $10 million contract with the Department of Energy Resources in 2010 despite being underbid by competitors, the Boston Herald reported.

Glauthier also served on the board of SunRun, a solar financing company that received a $6.7 million federal grant in 2010.

Glauthier’s relationship with Democratic lawmakers has been beneficial. Since 2007, he has donated nearly $8,000 to Democratic candidates and committees, including $2,500 to Obama.

Solazyme’s other board members and top executives have given much more.

In total, Solazyme officials have contributed at least $360,000 to Democrats since 2007. The majority of that money has come from just three individuals: board members Jerry Fiddler ($226,650) and Daniel Miller (more than $36,000), and executive vice president of technology Peter Licari (more than $100,000).

Not a bad deal: “I’ll make sure you get millions of taxpayer dollars if you use some of the money to help fund my re-election.” A time-honored tradition.

So, just donate a bunch of money to Obama’s re-election, stop cleaning your aquarium for a few weeks, apply for a DoE grant for “green fuel” research, and voilà! You too can be an algae millionaire!

Read Michelle Malkin’s column today for more on the algae racket.