Monday, October 20, 2014

ACTION: Stand With Houston Pastors

October 15, 2014 - Wednesday
A church should not be required to have the government sign off on their pastor's sermons.
Yet, that's just what's happening in Houston, Texas. Mayor Annise Parker has issued an unprecedented legal demand that several key pastors turn over sermons, emails, and text messages, even communications with members of their congregations, under the threat of fines imprisonment or both. The pastors that have been targeted are pastors who have spoken out against Parker's LGBT special rights ordinance.
Mayor Parker has breached the wall of separation between the state and the church. This attack on religious freedom and the freedom of speech should be universally repudiated by all Americans who value our constitutional freedoms.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that "religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions." The pulpit is to be governed only by the Word of God, and the chilling effect of government scrutiny of our pastors is unconstitutional, and unconscionable. Mayor Parker's use of her bully pulpit to silence pulpit freedom must be stopped in its tracks.
Please sign our petition to stand unapologetically with the Houston pastors and their churches, and call for the City of Houston to retract their demands and issue a clear statement in support of the free speech of all people.

Courtesty of:
Family Research Council 
801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

IRS Still Not Getting the Message

Townhall.Com - You might think that with the scandal surrounding the IRS and the resulting budget cuts that have hampered their activities that the organization might become more aware of its procedures and adjust them to appear more customer friendly. If what happened this past week is any indication then they are still living somewhere in the ozone.

Most Americans think of April 15th as the final day for filing their personal income tax return. That is so for most people, but a large part of the population files an extension that allows them to file their return by October 15th as long as all their taxes are paid by that April 15th date. Some people are waiting for documents from third parties, others want extra time to make a contribution to a pension and then there are those who are guilty of the sin of procrastination. I am sure you know the type – give them an extra day to do something and they will take it. With no further relief valves October 15th can be quite manic for tax preparers.

That is why when we received this message from our tax software service we were quite taken aback; “The Internal Revenue Service’s electronic filing system will be shut down for maintenance from October 11-13 reopening sometime on October 14th.” I contacted some colleagues who were just as stunned. They expressed they were mystified as to what the IRS was thinking shutting down this close to the end of tax season. One then informed me that not only is the IRS system for electronic filing (required for all tax preparers and the predominant means of filing all tax returns today) shut down, but their system for electronic payments would be inoperable also. Many taxpayers today either prefer electronic payments or may be required to do such.    Read More

“I Won’t Say I Voted for Obama” virus seems to be spreading faster than that other one

Jazz Shaw - The first outbreak was in Kentucky. Then, through some transmission mechanism which remains unidentified, it spread to Georgia. Now, despite the best Democrat efforts to establish some sort of quarantine or containment, the affliction seems to have made the jump to the Mountain State. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant can’t seem to choke out the name of the person she voted for in the last two presidential elections.

Citing Grimes’s mishaps, the Charleston Daily Mail editorial board asked during a candidates’ forum whether the candidates would be willing to say whom they last supported for president. Republican Shelley Moore Capito and the Libertarian, Constitution, and Mountain party candidates volunteered the information, responding with their respective party’s presidential nominee.
Tennant would only say she “voted for the Democratic party” before immediately citing her objections to the president and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy. She then launched in to a long explanation that evolved in to a stump speech about how she will stand up for West Virginians regardless of party.    Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Did the Pentagon just take over for the CDC to respond to Ebola outbreaks INSIDE the U.S.?

via Twitchy:
President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to put the nation at ease on the threat from Ebola, saying that “what we’re seeing now is not an ‘outbreak’ or an ‘epidemic'” and urging all of us — “citizens, leaders, the media” — not to “give in to hysteria or fear.” Sounds good, right?

Sounds good, until today, that is, when news broke that Sec. Chuck Hagel has ordered the DoD to develop an new “quick strike” team made up of members of the U.S. military to deploy to hospitals inside of the United States in the event of another case of Ebola:

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

Officials said Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick.

State officials previously said 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses.

Vinson's stepfather is quarantined in his home in the Akron suburb of Tallmadge. That is where Vinson stayed during her visit.

The stepfather is the only person in the state under such a restriction.   Read More

Friday, October 17, 2014

Meet the New Ebola Czar

Daily Signal (Ken McIntyre & Josh Siegel) - President Obama today turned to a trusted lawyer and political operative to become the nation’s “Ebola czar,” charged with managing the effort to contain the deadly virus.
Obama’s pick, Ron Klain, oversaw implementation in 2009 of what proved to be the president’s largely ineffective $800 billion economic stimulus packagewhile chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.
Klain’s official title will be Ebola response coordinator.
Although Klain has no background in public health or health care, Obamaapparently expects the job to be a managerial role.
“What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert, but rather an implementation expert,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, when asked about Klain’s lack of medical background.
His presence will free up Tom Frieden, the much-criticized director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to focus on medical functions in addressing the advent of Ebola cases in the U.S.
James Jay Carafano, a leading national security expert at The Heritage Foundation, sketched out how Klain could fare better than Frieden.
“The number one task of a point person for the president on any public health crisis or disaster response is to communicate clearly, effectively and honestly with the American people,” Carafano told The Daily Signal, “while assisting the president in ensuring federal agencies are working effectively with state and local authorities to prevent outbreaks here.”
Klain, currently president of investment firm Case Holdings and general counsel of its venture capital group Revolution, also was chief of staff to Al Gore when he was vice president. He acted as lead Democratic lawyer for Gore during the recount of the Florida vote in the 2000 presidential election.
“I’ve known Ron Klain for over 20 years,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “He is smart, aggressive and levelheaded; exactly the qualities we need in a czar to steer our response to Ebola.”
Others were not so sure. Policy experts at The Heritage Foundation, which opposed most of Obama’s “stimulus” spending,  were wary.
“It’s nothing if not a bad omen that President Obama is appointing the guy who had a key role in implementing the massively wasteful spending program, known as the stimulus, to be his Ebola czar,” Romina Boccia, the think tank’s lead expert on the federal budget, told The Daily Signal. Boccia added: “It should make Congress especially wary of heeding any requests for massive new spending to address Ebola. It’s not new spending that’s needed, but better prioritization of existing funds.”
Some critics singled out Klain’s signing off on a taxpayer-backed, $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, the soon-to-fail solar company headed by Obama backers.
At one point, Klain seemed to shrug off the experience.
“The reality is that if [President Obama] visited 10 such places over the next 10 months, probably a few would be belly-up by election day 2012,” Klain said, “but that to me is the reality of saying that we want to help promote cutting-edge, new economy industries.”
“Klain was dismissive of the risk involved with Solyndra, and as a result dismissive of wasting over half a billion dollars in taxpayer money,” saidNicolas Loris, a Heritage economist who specializes in  energy and environmental policy.
Klain will report directly to two other trusted Obama aides: White House Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco and National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
In comments to reporters about Frieden and CDC yesterday, Obama had hinted at the need for a point person to manage the federal response to the virus.
“It may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person, not because they haven’t been doing an outstanding job, really working hard on this issue, but they are also responsible for a whole bunch of other stuff,” Obama said.
He said an Ebola czar would make sense “just to make sure that we are crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s going forward.”

Early ballot requests, returns in Iowa look good for the GOP

Washington Examiner - The polls show State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa, with the slightest of leads against her Democratic opponent, Rep. Bruce Braley. But she can take some additional hope from the state's early absentee ballot returns.
More Democrats than Republicans had returned their ballots as of Friday. Registered Democrats held a 5,219 ballot lead — Democrats 79,751, Republicans 74,532, according to Iowa Secretary of State data as compiled by the Ace of Spades Decision Desk.
But even though Democrats hold a lead, absentee ballot returns is an area where they have long dominated, even in bad years for their party, and by much larger margins than the one we see now.   Read More

Thursday, October 16, 2014

19 Days Until Midterms and Here’s Your Election News Headquarters

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White House: Nope, an Ebola travel ban still isn’t on the table; Update: CDC told nurse to fly — despite her fever

Hot Air - Via the Corner, once again the White House’s explanation is that a ban would restrict much-needed supplies and health-care workers from countries that desperately need them. And once again, the reply will be: Why not use chartered flights for those supplies and workers? Why not use military flights, now that Obama’s already decided to send troops to west Africa to help contain the outbreak? Ferrying assistance to and from Liberia et al. on planes segregated from the general public would be a fine humanitarian gesture by the feds, and one that’s presumably feasible. Why not?
Democrats in Congress are holding firm against a travel ban right now (apart from a noteworthy few who support it, like Alan Grayson and Kyrsten Sinema) but the politics of their position will only get more radioactive. Here’s where things stand with one man dead and two nurses infected:
Those are the numbers among the general public. When you ask the same questions to people who are following Ebola news “very closely,” support for quarantine and exclusion goes up by 10 points in each case: 82 percent, not 72, support quarantine of all travelers from Ebola countries and 66 percent, not 56, support a travel ban. The number who think the U.S. is doing enough to contain the Ebola outbreak is also rising steadily, from 31 percent who said it wasn’t doing enough in August to 46 percent who said so in early October to 52 percent who said so this week. If, as everyone expects, there are more infections in Texas — or, especially, outside of Texas — those numbers will rise further. Expect to see Democrats flipping over the next two weeks as we inch closer to election day.    Read More

Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas To Pastors


Breitbart - AUSTIN, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned.

Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate she would continue to fight this issue, she told a Houston radio station that she had changed her mind. 
As reported by KTRH Mayor Parker admitted that the subpoenas were too broad, and that the pastors' sermons should not have been included. "It’s not about what did you preach on last Sunday," she said. "It should have been clarified, it will be clarified." City Attorney David Feldman had an odd admission of his own: that he had not reviewed the subpoenas before they were issued. "When I looked at it I felt it was overly broad, I would not have worded it that way myself," said Feldman.  "It's unfortunate that it has been construed as some effort to infringe upon religious liberty."   Read More

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Charges Filed Against Benghazi Suspect

New charges against Abu Khattala, believed to be behind the Benghazi attack in 2012, include crimes punishable by death.

Arutz Sheva - A Libyan already behind bars was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said, according toThe Associated Press (AP).

The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured in June by U.S. special forces and brought to the United States to face trial.

Abu Khattala, 43, the first to be prosecuted for the Benghazi violence, had initially been charged with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists, resulting in death. U.S. officials had described that initial, one-count indictment as a placeholder to allow for him to be brought into court and for a grand jury to hear more evidence.   Read More

Thought Eric Holder Was Bad? Meet Tom Perez

PJ Media - Numerous publications close to the White House have reported that Labor Secretary Tom Perez has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. That Perez has a documented and repeating history of dishonesty, racialism, and radicalism shows that this administration feels unrestrained by conventional political wisdom. That the White House is dropping his name before an election should demonstrate to every Republican that Obama is fundamentally transforming politics in corrosive ways that the GOP seems ill-equipped to contain.
So who is Tom Perez?
Perez ran for Maryland attorney general in 2006. But his campaign ended when he was thrown off the ballot for the embarrassing reason that he didn’t practice law.
To Democrats, Perez is the charming, articulate, and politically savvy secretary of Labor. He is the president’s point man on Hispanic and labor issues. But to anyone objective who has paid close attention, Perez is a menace to the rule of law in ways that make Eric Holder seem like a kitty cat.
Much of Holder’s dirty work over the last six years was done by Tom Perez.   Read More

Texas nurse’s dog quarantined over Ebola fears

New York Post - She has Ebola — and her little dog might, too.
Pretty nurse Nina Pham, 26, was identified Monday as the first person infected with Ebola inside the United States, as attention shifted toward her pet pooch,Bentley.
Hazmat workers suited up Monday and removed the Cavalier King Charles spaniel from Pham’s Dallas apartment, where he was stranded when Pham came down with a fever and was hospitalized Friday.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s possible for dogs to spread Ebola — although that hasn’t happened yet — and a Dallas city spokeswoman said authorities were taking “every precaution.”    Read More

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ebola Virus Outbreak 2014: Three Hopes for a Treatment

NRA’s pro-Mills ad buy

Election 2014 - 

Gary Gross - Rick Nolan’s statements on the Second Amendment have hinted that he doesn’t understand the Second Amendment. The NRA’s ad buy will set the record straight on who’s the pro-Second Amendment candidate in this race is. This statement is frightening:
“There have always been restrictions on the Second Amendment,” Nolan previously told the Associated Press. “You can only have six shells in your shotgun when you’re shooting ducks. Why should you be able to have 100 in your rifle when you’re shooting people?”
It’s frightening to think Congressman Nolan doesn’t know federal law on shotgun capacity for waterfowl. That isn’t even Second Amendment 101.

That’s before getting into the part about the Second Amendment wasn’t created to give people the right to hunt. That was just a given considering the fact that urbanization of our nation was a century+ away. The Second Amendment was created to give citizens the right to defend themselves against tyrannical government and so people could protect their families.

How can someone say that they’re pro-Second Amendment when they don’t know what inspired the Founding Fathers to write it?
Nolan has defended his support of an assault weapons ban, limits on magazine capacity and other proposals as common-sense regulation that don’t conflict with the hunting-friendly lifestyle of the 8th District.
The only difference between so-called assault weapons and other semi-automatic weapons is cosmetic. When the original assault weapons ban was passed, it was obsolete within 6 months. Passing another assault weapons ban would be unconstitutional because it would outlaw an entire type of firearm.

That isn’t common sense. That’s stupidity on display.
Baker cited those votes and others in Nolan’s “F” grade with the NRA. The NRA announced its endorsement of Mills this week. Baker called Mills “the only person in the race who is committed to protecting our Second Amendment rights.”
Rick Nolan is pro-Second Amendment except when he’s pro-gun control. It’s that simple.

America's Anti-ISIS Strategy Is In Tatters

Zero Hedge -
The US-led air attacks launched against Islamic State (also known as Isis) on 8 August in Iraq and 23 September in Syria have not worked. President Obama's plan to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State has not even begun to achieve success. In both Syria and Iraq, Isis is expanding its control rather than contracting.
Isis reinforcements have been rushing towards Kobani in the past few days to ensure that they win a decisive victory over the Syrian Kurdish town's remaining defenders. The group is willing to take heavy casualties in street fighting and from air attacks in order to add to the string of victories it has won in the four months since its forces captured Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, on 10 June. Part of the strength of the fundamentalist movement is a sense that there is something inevitable and divinely inspired about its victories, whether it is against superior numbers in Mosul or US airpower at Kobani.
In the face of a likely Isis victory at Kobani, senior US officials have been trying to explain away the failure to save the Syrian Kurds in the town, probably Isis's toughest opponents in Syria. "Our focus in Syria is in degrading the capacity of [Isis] at its core to project power, to command itself, to sustain itself, to resource itself," said US Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken, in a typical piece of waffle designed to mask defeat. "The tragic reality is that in the course of doing that there are going to be places like Kobani where we may or may not be able to fight effectively."   Read More

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Top Ten Thoughts of the Week

Dave Weinbaum

1)  Be attemptuous not contemptuous.

2)  Insist on flowing with the tide and you’ll be forever tied to the flow.

3)  You don’t have to go undefeated to be a champion.

4)  You don’t know what you have until you use it.

5)  I quit my job at the cemetery—too many grave issues.

6)  Never give a political speech after a class on ethics.

7)  When all your wars are within your own tribe, your nation is sure to fall.

8)  AA kicked me out when I tried to raise the bar.

9)  Ignorance is earwax you refuse to flush out.

10) Blaming all absolves none.

Government Warning: Freedom May be Dangerous to Your Health

Townhall.Com - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is trying to ban smoking… Everywhere. Well, at least everywhere someone might be working, so I guess that’s not as many places as you might think. (Hat tip to Obamanomics.) The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has suggested banning all tobacco consumption at every work place in the nation… Because, ya know, the nanny-state can never be too big, right?
The ban would apply to not only office buildings, restaurants, and retail stores, but it would also apply to any outdoor location (such as construction sites, landscaping work, and even places like commercial farms). Oh… And it’s not limited to only cigarettes. Even smokeless alternatives would be banned under the Nannycrats vision for a tobacco-free labor force. As a side note: unconfirmed reports of Michael Bloomberg weeping with joy have been trickling in since the CDC decided to out-nanny the former NYC Mayor.
But, really, why stop at merely banning a legal (albeit unhealthy) activity (onprivate property owned by private businesses)? The CDC, apparently, felt that Bloomberg style regulation wasn’t quite enough overreach for their self-righteous vision of compulsory national health initiatives… Which is why their plan also incorporates a lovely dimension of state-sponsored shaming. According to the Free Beacon:
[The plan would] ban smoking in outdoor work areas and have bosses ask which of their employees smoke so they can “promptly provide encouragement to quit.”   Read More

Investigator claims he was told to delay Secret Service prostitution report until after election

Fox News - The lead investigator into the Secret Service prostitution scandal told Senate staffers that he was directed to delay the release of the report until after the 2012 election, according to a published report. 
According to The Washington Post, David Nieland also said that he was instructed by his superiors in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general's office to "withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the administration."
The Post also reported that senior White House aides were given information suggesting that a prostitute had stayed in the hotel room of a member of the White House's advance team, contrary to earlier denials that any member of the administration was involved.    Read More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Udall: You bet I support a new energy tax and releasing more Gitmo terrorists

HotAir - Colorado Democrat Mark Udall has taken the unprecedented step of refusing to debate his Republican opponent on statewide television, so the voting public’s insights into his views generally come from one of three sources: (1) His voting record, which backs Barack Obama 99 percent of the time, (2) his ads, a ludicrous percentage of which obsess and mislead over birth control, and (3) clips from untelevised candidate forums and interviews.  On that last front, Udall has uncorked some real head-turning quotes over the last 48 hours.  In an exclusive sit-down with KDVR television, Udall said he doesn’t regret any of his votes over his six-year Senate term — thus whiffing on a choice opportunity to distance himself from Obama, something that obviously doesn’t come easily to him.  He averred that casting the deciding vote for Obamacare was the right thing to do (he pledged to oppose a “government sponsored” plan in 2008), even though he isn’t campaigning on the law.  And he cooked up this incoherent word soup on the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility...

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Help wanted, but we're not hiring

Breitbart - Unemployment reports are complicated, and it really takes an extra two months to process all the data and nail the figures down - that's why significant "adjustments" to the last two reports are so often announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics when each monthly report is issued. Naturally, the media completely lost interest in the nuances of unemployment reports when its primary mission became spinning Barack Obama's awful economy for years on end.  The reason most people are familiar with the derogatory term "burger-flipper job" is because the press made a hugedeal about diving deep into solid Bush-era job reports and hunting for dark clouds among the silver lining... but these days they can scarcely be bothered to mention that a major, and often the sole, reason for the headline unemployment rate holding steady or dipping slightly is because huge numbers of job-seekers gave up and abandoned the workforce entirely.  

They also cheerfully report job-creation numbers without mentioning that a large percentage of them are part-time jobs, often producing net "positive" job creation in a month when full-time jobs were lost.  That's what I've called The Greatest Story Never Told since 2009, the steady conversion of America into a part-time workforce, which is extremely desirable for the Left, since it produces their idea of the model citizen: Takers who are also Makers.  That is, people who work hard for a living, but still require significant government assistance (including the imposition of a higher minimum wage) to make ends meet.  Only by creating a large number of hybrid Taker/Makers can the Left's long-term project of subduing their great enemy, the Middle Class, be completed.     Read More

Jihadist Group Boko Haram Beheads Seven Prominent Businessmen in Nigeria

Pamela Geller - Despite protestations served up by taqiyya artists and their leftist tools, beheading is not merely confined to the Islamic State. It goes back to Muhammad and it is Islamic ritual slaughter.

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4)

The quranic case for beheading here.
“Boko Haram Beheads 7 Prominent Businessmen in Renewed Attack,” 24/7 Report, October 7, 2014
“They did not attack everyone in Ngamdu, they just selected some top business merchants there and slaughtered them in the early hours of today (Monday, October 6, 2014).

We have also heard that they were attacking Mobbar village today also, but we have no knowledge of the casualty figures yet, even though those that managed to escape said it “was a massive attack”, stated a top ranking member of the vigilante group of Nigeria.   Read More 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Burke, Michelle Obama go too far

Gary Gross - If there’s anything that’s obvious about this article, it’s that the Burke campaign and the security detail for Michelle Obama went too far last week:

Political campaigns make otherwise reasonable people go over the edge. The latest example surrounds Michelle Obama’s campaign visit to Milwaukee this week in support of Mary Burke, who is trying to unseat incumbent Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, Meg Kissinger, was trying to interview people who were attending the event when campaign workers stopped her.

This sounds too much like a totalitarian state:
The partisan attacks worry Burke campaign spokesman Joe Zepecki. He called the Journal Sentinel newsroom and tried to have the mention of press restrictions deleted from the online news article. Editors refused. Zepecki then complained bitterly in emails to Kissinger and said it wasn’t news, nor was her inclusion in the article that people at the rally who needed to sit down were having trouble finding chairs.
Zepecki later told me no other reporters mentioned any of this in their news accounts. That just proves Kissinger is the only one who got it right. We can’t have politicians or their staffs dictating how news is covered, because you know they’d love to.
There’s a difference between controlling the message and controlling the reporters. Zepecki tried controlling the reporters. There’s no justification for that.
Fans of press freedom, and, yes, there are some left, praised Kissinger for exposing such a ridiculous rule and then interviewing anyone she darn well pleased. Opponents of Burke seized the opportunity to say, see, she would make a lousy governor who will keep all the people’s quotes for herself.
This isn’t proof that Burke would make a lousy governor. It’s proof that her first instinct is to control the media. That’s un-American. It shouldn’t be tolerated.

Thankfully, Ms. Kissinger didn’t let the thugs masquerading as campaign workers prevent her from telling the world what happened.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: “Why I Hope To Die At 75”—Why Wait?

Dave Weinbaum - One of the main authors of Obamacare, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel wrote an article explaining why he wants to die at 75. It was published in the Atlantic online on September 17th of this year. Currently Dr. Emanuel is a healthy 57.

Normally, anyone who writes this kind of an article can be taken with a grain of salt. However, under the ever-creeping destruction of the Obama-sliced and diced Affordable Care Act, this is a scary notion for Americans. Dr. Zeke cannot be ignored because of the possibility of this becoming added to the existing law. You can’t put that death serum back in the tube, not if you’re Zeke Emanuel.

Isn’t it enough that the government controls much more than they did before this President? Isn’t it enough that our reporters are harassed, threatened and spied on ad-infinitum? Isn’t it enough that our First and Second Amendments are being threatened? Isn’t it enough that our healthcare system has become a redistribution of wealth scam and that healthcare for everyone will be worse—if attainable at all—and more expensive for the majority?

No weaseling out here, Zeke. When you write a 2,000-page government law entwined with every citizen’s right to life, health and treatment and you let slide the President’s lie to keep our own doctors and keep our own healthcare plans, PERIOD, then suggesting what you would do personally becomes a prelude to Socialist/Communist planning.  Many, including me are fearful of the rationing care and reduced lifespans revealed in your column and our President’s lies.

Now we have to listen to someone, a Jew no less, who thinks it’s okay to play G0d. If G0d didn’t give us a shelf life to be thrown away like a piece of moldy cheese, why should the government?
Who else dithered in that kind of delusion?

·         Adolf Hitler: His T4 euthanasia program killed thousands of physically and mentally disabled, the elderly, incurably diseased and depressed. I’m not mentioning the slippery slope of qualifying certain religions as beneath human—worthy of annihilation. I wouldn’t want your blood pressure to spike, Dr. By the way, Adolf killed himself with Eva when he was 56. Guess his better days were before yours.
·         Margaret Sanger: The founder of Planned Parenthood was an eugenic idealist, who sought to reduce inferior races. That’s why so many Planned Parenthood clinics are located in black-populated neighborhoods. Blacks represent 36% of the abortions in this country and only 12% of the population. Margaret, who lived to the ripe old age of 87, is directly or indirectly responsible for the murder of 55 million innocent babies—average age—before birth.
·         Mao Zedong: That great farmer of knowledge killed 45 million of his own people with his “Great Leap Forward—in just four years! If Dr. Zeke’s concept of a life limit ever becomes law, we may challenge some of those numbers both from the revolution that will entail and from the government’s euthanasia abilities. Mao lived to be 82.

Never shake a hand when you can hug your kids

Dr., you go on to describe your father, Benjamin about 87. He is a retired MD who has lived a full life. You point out that because of a heart attack when he was 77 and old-age mobility problems he can’t get around as much as he used to. You go on to say he still lives with your 80-year-old mother, Marsha, in their home while kibitzing with his children of which you are one and probably with his grandchildren and others. Your father told you he was happy!

So what if he has slowed down? What if he wasn’t happy and still wanted to live?
Who the hell are you to judge? Who knows—maybe he’ll encourage his grandchildren to cure a disease, invent a new mode of transportation, discover unknown historical facts or become politicians who can reverse the horrible policies their dad imposed upon them.

Or maybe, just maybe, your father could come up with a better healthcare plan than you perpetrated on the American population.

He couldn’t do worse—even at his advanced age.