Lynn's Little Nest

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Took a tumble (none worse for the experience) fractured a bone, bruised my shoulder and knee. My tumble wasn’t as bad as BOs’.  He’s at an all time low on approval…..heh.  He’s off trying to convince anyone who will listen (mostly the college crowd and highschoolers) that he is focused laser like on the economy and jobs. In the meantime,  he keeps killing off the jobs he claims he’s working so hard to keep. It’s hard to be a mining engineer in the US when BO is using the EPA to destroy those jobs. See how that works?  While MO runs around whining about the lack of fresh fruits and veggies in her famous ‘food deserts’, the water that irrigates the farms in the CA Central Valley gets shut off and turns the farms into ‘food deserts’. See how that works? In the meantime, their cronies get wealthy through the creation of new bureaucracies and appointments,  through contracts and manipulation of markets, and through government handouts (paid for by the taxpayers) to prop up failing ‘green’ energy projects. See how that works? So, when the Dems (Harry Reid in particular, the most hated man in Congress) whine about ‘ethics’, it’s because they want to hold everyone else to a much higher standard than they live by. Instead of working for the people, Dems are now solely working to keep failed policies in place. Funny how BO can ‘negotiate with Assad and Rouhani but refuses to do any negotiating with the R-words. I think he has more in common with the little dictators in the ME than with a freely elected Congress.

Want to know how Obamacare came about? Read the rest here……..

Soon-to-be-candidate Obama, then an Illinois senator, was thinking about turning down an invitation to speak at a big health care conference sponsored by the progressive group Families USA [in January 2007], when two aides, Robert Gibbs and Jon Favreau, hit on an idea that would make him appear more prepared and committed than he actually was at the moment.

Why not just announce his intention to pass universal health care by the end of his first term?…

“We needed something to say,” recalled one of the advisers involved in the discussion. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given to that thought other than it sounded good. So they just kind of hatched it on their own. It just happened. It wasn’t like a deep strategic conversation.”…

The candidate jumped at it. He probably wasn’t going to get elected anyway, the team concluded. Why not go big?……. [snip]

The NY Times reports;

When insurance marketplaces open on Oct. 1, most of those shopping for coverage will be low- and moderate-income people for whom price is paramount. To hold down costs, insurers say, they have created smaller networks of doctors and hospitals than are typically found in commercial insurance. And those health care providers will, in many cases, be paid less than what they have been receiving from commercial insurers.

Some consumer advocates and health care providers are increasingly concerned. Decades of experience with Medicaid, the program for low-income people, show that having an insurance card does not guarantee access to specialists or other providers.

Consumers should be prepared for “much tighter, narrower networks” of doctors and hospitals, said Adam M. Linker, a health policy analyst at the North Carolina Justice Center, a statewide advocacy group.

There are at least 1.9 million Fed employees who will be subsidized by taxpayers for their Cadillac health plans.  If this Obamacare is so great, why is everyone working so hard to be exempted from it? To pass a bill that the majority of Americans hate with a passion and, exempt yourself from it, is the height of hypocrisy from our Congress critters. Totally unethical. Enter Rand Paul who thinks this is also a disgrace. Read it all here

Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he  does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health-care plans of any  federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore.

With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get  subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health-care law  goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on  Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes  even further.

Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees —  would mean all federal workers would have to purchase health insurance on the  new Obamacare exchanges instead of getting taxpayer-funded subsidies. Some  critics say those subsidies amount to special treatment.

and this  ….”“Members and staff are advised that they should delay enrolling in health insurance  plans until we are able to offer further guidance as to how they should enroll  in these insurance plans for 2014,” the Senate disbursing office said in an email to staffers Monday. “Premature enrollment  could adversely impact eligibility for the employer premium contribution.” We pay 72% of their premiums

While the Dems beat their scrawny little chests over a victory, 2014 looms large. As for Ted Cruz, he knew there was no winning the government funding bill that defunds Obamacare. But, he did something no one else did. His petition gathered millions of signatures, e-mail addresses, and those will be more than useful in 2014. See how that worked?

Here’s the key: The motion to end debate will require 60 votes, which a unified Senate GOP can defeat. Doing so would preserve the House continuing resolution that defunds Obamacare and vindicate Cruz, at least temporarily, by preventing the second simple majority vote that Democrats will surely win.

By voting first to silence Cruz and then casting a doomed vote to defund Obamacare, McConnell, Cornyn and other Senate GOPers who follow their lead will appear to be opposing Obamacare, but in reality will effectively be protecting President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.

And now you know the conclusion……”Character is what you are in the dark”


  1. …..”and along comes this maniac Cruz who threatens to revive the fervor of the Tea Party and force the Republicans to move in the direction of smaller government.”

    “What the hearties in the House are doing — and what Ted Cruz is doing — is signaling to the discontented that there really is another way. They can vote Republican in 2014; and, if they do so big time, there will be a correction of course.

    The leadership of the Republican Party hates this. Like Jeb Bush in early 2009, they want “to get beyond Reagan.” They want to surrender on immigration; they have designed a Republican healthcare bill that is little more than Romneycare writ large; and they desperately want to make nice with the Democrats. They do not really want a change of course. They merely want to take their turn as managers of the administrative entitlements state. They want to take advantage of discontent without having to commit themselves to a reduction in the size and scope of the government.”

  2. Barack Obama is political king of the fake Twitter followers, with more than 19.5 MILLION online fans who don’t really exist…..
    The four phoniest accounts in the sample, which included Democratic and Republican Party leaders in Washington, D.C., were those belonging to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and the White House communications shop.

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    • So sorry to hear of your accident! Hope it’s not too bad (I took up knitting to get mobility back to my hand that was injured- (now I give inexpensive but cherished socks for Christmas)- maybe that might help.

      I was never fond of doctors, and was lucky to grow up living next to a lady from Kentucky, who had old ways to cure illnesses. I’m going to have to go by folk cures rather than muss with this strange new Healthcare Debacle.
      It’s made so that it’s so confusing and restricting, no one will ever go to the hospital again- another means of eugenics.

      • Well, after all the years of power tools, I still have all my fingers and toes, worse thing to happen to me was a block wall falling on my leg and breaking it. What really ticks me off is not being able to wear the new platform shoes! 🙂
        Baucus was right…’s a train wreck of gigantic proportion!

        • Hm. Knitting with one’s toes. That would be a novel talent.

          • LOL 😀

  3. Kerry signed on to the UN small Arms Treaty…..Senate is not happy ….. Obama is a major ass!! The biggest Donk in the room.

    “Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent.

    “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker.”

  4. “He’s clearly not a cash cow (anymore)… He’s made his appointments overseas, the secretary positions. That’s what it is. Those high echelon jobs are gone.”

    Awwww….only roadkill left for the donors LOL 😀

  5. Carole

    Oh my Lynn II, I do hope you will recover from your fall without any complications. We would certainly miss you and your little nest if you had to be on bed rest for any period of time.

    • Yep…only the truth is, Lynn would never allow herself to be subjected to bed rest…she was probably dancing on the roof when her little “tumble” occurred…:)

      • Give me a 40 foot ladder any day…… my Eastwing hammer, some galvanized nails, and lots of cedar to hang and I’m as happy as the songbirds in spring. 😀

  6. Carole

    Happy dancing feet leads to clear and intelligent thinking.

  7. Waiting for 2012

    Lynn, I’m glad you’re on the mend! I wondered where you were!

  8. Waiting for 2012
    • *shaking head* No, no surprises there…

  9. Hi Lynn,
    Glad you are back! So sorry to hear of your fall. I hope you are feeling better. I feel weird when I don’t see posts from the usual crowd, ie you, Sr.Dem, Annie’s Mom, etc. I have missed you. I visit the nest every day, may not comment every time, but I do check in.
    I am amazed at Ted Cruz’s 21 hour long filibuster. Bravo for him. I hope that the GOP has a huge upset and a lot of the old timers and RINOS get booted. I am so sick of their go along to get a long attitude. I wish we had more Ted Cruzes. I didn’t watch the entire speech, but I saw and heard bits and pieces. I am so sick about this whole o-care crap. It just disgusts me to no end what has happened to the best medical system in the world. Yes we have our problems, but now we are headed quickly to giving 3rd world style care to our people. Breaks my heart.

    • well, we do have a Preezy that spent a lot of his childhood in a third world country…..he did say how much he loved it

    • This made me realize…while we may drop in to the nest then fly off to wherever…I bet Lynn must get lonely sometimes. There are some days when no one even says hi. Maybe we could blabber something…anything…just so Lynn knows we’re here with her.:)

      • I check daily, but sometimes what I have yo say has already been said.

      • LOL 😀 I Know You’re Out There Somewhere

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