Eric Florack on May 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Travel Trailer Edition Flailing About: You know, watching this Pelosi thing is rather like watching someone who is drowning, desperate to find something that will keep them afloat. Let’s not lose sight, though, of […]

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davidl on December 8th, 2007

Andrew DeMillo, Associcated Press,  ironically  notes Mike Huckabee march to the rear with respect to AIDS In 1992, Huckabee was right that the federal goverment was treating AID not as disease bit as some sort of civil right: “It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history […]

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davidl on November 30th, 2007

The ‘rats have an unlimited greed for taxes, and Mrs. Clinton in particular.  . Slate makes it perfectly clear how Mrs. Clinton proposes to pay for her universal healthcare proposal.  Mrs. Clinton want to tax health.  As I wrote earlier the only power the federal government has to mandate anything of citizens is the income […]

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davidl on November 28th, 2007

What is about freedom that so darn hard for the ‘rats to understand?  According to ABC News, Barack Obama does not understand the Constitution of the United States. The issue of mandates for health care has driven the debate between Clinton and Obama for the past few weeks. Obama says he would enforce his mandate […]

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The United Nations official in charge of spreading global hysteria about AIDS admits he lied.   Craig Timberg Washington Post: JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 19 — The United Nations‘ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing […]

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davidl on November 18th, 2007

Socialists, and leftards, do I repeat myself, chant that healthcare is a right.  Nonsense.  Healtcare is a commodity.  That it is product of human endeavor.   Healthcare only exists when some human endeavors to create it. Humans who are required to involunarily produce commodities for others are not free men, but rather slaves.   No healthcare can given […]

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Fersboo on November 6th, 2007

Via Library of Economics and Liberty Arnold Kling highlights a truism of the left in the Great Health Care Debate:

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Eric Florack on October 29th, 2007

From the Daily Mail this morning, comes word we’ve heard before… and those pushing for the government to take over our healthcare system have disregarded:  Record numbers of Britons are travelling abroad for medical treatment to escape the NHS – with 70,000 patients expected to fly out this year. And by the end of the […]

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Eric Florack on October 25th, 2007

I have been saying for years that the fight over health care and who runs it was a financial battle.  No, not a financial battle for the “little guy”.  Just a couple of big ones. Michelle Malkin reports on one such situation today: The St. Petersburg Times reports on an FBI raid of WellCare, a […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2007

Mark Steyn today: Last Thursday, Nancy Pelosi, as is the fashion, used the phrase “the children” like some twitchy verbal tic, a kind of Democrat Tourette’s syndrome: “This is a discussion about America’s children … We could establish ourselves as the children’s Congress … Come forward on behalf of the children … I tried to […]

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Eric Florack on October 16th, 2007

Steve Verdon over at OTB this morning links a Michael Canon piece at Cato: Cannon argues that the number is overstated for the following reasons, 20% of the uninsured are eligible for government health programs. 75% of the uninsured can afford insurance (the implication that they just decide not to buy it). I have to […]

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Eric Florack on October 12th, 2007

Ya know, I wasn’t going to address this SCHIP hysteria for a while. I really wasn’t. But in reading Michelle’s excellent piece just now, a thought occurrs that I think should be captured. The trigger: What if I told you I drove these three cars… A Volvo SUV… A GMC Suburban… And a nice, big […]

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Eric Florack on October 12th, 2007

Rick Moran, of the Right Wing Nut House, whom I have been taking to the woodshed with some degree of regularity of late : I didn’t want to write about the SCHIP imbroglio again today but frankly, I find it fascinating that simply by writing about it, I am accused of “smearing” or “swiftboating” a […]

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Eric Florack on October 11th, 2007

Riehl World View says:  Surprise, surprise, CNN had the courage to put the blame for the Frost fiasco right where it belongs, on the Democrats: This morning, CNN aired its first report on the right-wing smear campaign against 12-year old SCHIP recipient Graeme Frost. CNN pinned the blame on Democrats for assault on the Frost […]

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Eric Florack on October 11th, 2007

Michelle takes a baseball bat to Ezra Klein, today. A good-faith debate would require that Respectable Liberal Blogger Ezra Klein actually be a person of good faith. He is treated as such in some elite conservative circles, where his work is linked frequently and intellectual repartee among the Beltway boys’ club is warm and chummy. […]

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