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Breakfast Scramble

DavidL's Breakfast ScramblePresident Irony demands your papers, via Michelle [1]:

The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month.

Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed. Such a check is required for anyone who gets within an arm’s length of the president, students were told at their senior breakfast Friday.

Michelle suggests, and I second, that the President should lead by example.  Dare he?

Mrs.  Clinton’s State Department still stuck on stupid, Fox News [2]:

The State Department on Tuesday defended a top-ranking diplomat who expressed regret to China last week about Arizona’s immigration law during a discussion on human rights in Washington.

Spokesman P.J. Crowley, in an interview with Fox News, disputed the notion that Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner was apologizing to China, saying he was actually “standing up” for America by describing how debate functions in a “civil society.”

But he echoed other top Obama administration officials in describing the law as a gateway to “racial profiling” and doubled down on Posner’s comments to the Chinese.

Evidently the Obami do not understand the People Republic of China’s brutal human rights record, the concept of federalism or the federal government duty to secure the border.   Kim Priestap, Wizbang [3], explains it for Mrs. Clinton:

The United States apologized to China for what it called human rights issues. You read that correctly. China! The same China whose leader Mao Ze-Dong murdered tens of millions of his own citizens. The same China that stamped out the Tienanmen Square protest by massacring the protesters in the streets. The same China that forces women to have abortions. The same China that jails Christians for practicing their faith.

Sure China is brutal.  The libtarded Chrissy Matthews knows China is brutal, but Chrissy loves it, from Caleb Howe, Red State: [4]

In China, it’s a more brutal society, a more brutal society, Kate, but they execute people for this. Major industrial leaders that commit crimes like this. Failure like this. This is a serious, serious problem.  It is not over. It continues to destroy a part of our planet basically.  Part of our habitat, our American habitat. And everybody just sits and watches television every night.

I doubt the PRC would let Chrissy is, but she ought to apply anyhow.   It is the least she can do.

Professor Jacobson, sums it up aptly,from Legal Insurrection [5]:

Leadership by the Wilfully Ignorant

We are being led by ideologues who are wilfully ignorant of the legal topics about which they do not hesitate to opine. These people lack a simple inquisitiveness of the mind on topics about which they already have made up their minds.

We are being led by ideologues who are wilfully ignorant of the legal topics about which they do not hesitate to opine. These people lack a simple inquisitiveness of the mind on topics about which they already have made up their minds.

Might quibble with the Professor.  While leadership may be the Obami’s intent,  it is certainly not their result.

What could go wrong, Jed Babbin,  RCP [6]:

Attorney General Eric Holder has tightened his grip on our intelligence agencies, requiring them to get Justice Department permission to release classified information to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, according to Senate sources.

Sen. Christopher Bond (R-Mo), Ranking Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and three Senate staffers working for other members have recently asked the Director of National Intelligence for information on the interrogation of the failed Times Square bomber, Faisal Shazad. (Some of questions may have been directed at other intelligence matters as well.)

All four were told the information will not be provided until the Justice Department approved the transaction

I am less then thrilled by Eric Holder’s lame performance has head of Department of Justice.   So why has Dim Won let a hack lawyer like Holder run both Justice and our national intelligence services?

Obama Care is broken I, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle [7]:

Texas doctors are opting out of Medicare at alarming rates, frustrated by reimbursement cuts they say make participation in government-funded care of seniors unaffordable.

Two years after a survey found nearly half of Texas doctors weren’t taking some new Medicare patients, new data shows 100 to 200 a year are now ending all involvement with the program. Before 2007, the number of doctors opting out averaged less than a handful a year.

“This new data shows the Medicare system is beginning to implode,” said Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the Texas Medical Association. “If Congress doesn’t fix Medicare soon, there’ll be more and more doctors dropping out and Congress’ promise to provide medical care to seniors will be broken.”

Obama Care is broken II, from Wall Street Journa [8]l:

President Obama guaranteed Americans that after health reform became law they could keep their insurance plans and their doctors. It’s clear that this promise cannot be kept. Insurers and physicians are already reshaping their businesses as a result of Mr. Obama’s plan.

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The bottom line: Defensive business arrangements designed to blunt ObamaCare’s economic impacts will mean less patient choice.

You will not be able to keep your health plan, your physician and it your are real lucky, Obzma Care may let keep your life.

Fagan Files, Ed Koch, Puffington Post [9]:

Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s sexual orientation is the subject of much discussion in blogs and mainstream newspapers.  The White House response denied Ms. Kagan is a lesbian.  Instead, shouldn’t the White House have denounced the speculation and conveyed that such inquiries are improper?

By denying she is lesbian instead of denouncing the inquiry, the White House is implicitly stating sexual orientation is a legitimate issue of discussion in the confirmation process.

Even if were a agree with Koch that inquiring into Kagan’s sexual preference would be some improper, the White House itself opened that closet door.  Inquiring into the veracity of the White House denial is appropriate.    After all, if the White House is lying about Kagen sexuality, what else are they lying about?

GAY(Got Aids Yet?),  or AIDS(Anally Injected Death Sentence), from Peter Wilson,  American Thinker [10]:

An op-ed in the Boston Globe by two gay activists, Rebecca Haag and Douglas Brooks, reports CDC findings that “[m]en who have sex with men are 44 times more likely to contract HIV than other men.”  The authors’ analysis offers a staggering refusal to accept any personal responsibility for reckless behavior:[H]ow did we end up back at the beginning with gay and bisexual men so vulnerable to infection?”Vulnerable”?  You are vulnerable to pneumonia, not unsafe sex.We’re here because we’ve watered down prevention messages.

We have been pandering to homophiles sensibilities for decades.   Where has it gotten us?   I espouse a live and let die attitude.   If the willful decision to infect themselves is a personal decision, then living with, or more aptly dying from, the results of that personal decision is a personal,and not public, responsibility.