Gender Neutral Snow Removal and Other Cultural Marxist Idiocy, Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 1-12-14

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During one of my first host appearances on Chicago’s radio home for Rush Limbaugh, after which I would enjoy several years of terrestrial radio fun there, I expressed my disgust over the fact that feminists had sold young women a bill of goods. Misery loves company, after all, and this bitter, unattractive bunch, with their institutional-style haircuts and their sensible shoes wanted to make sure if they couldn’t get a date, none of us could. The ultimate gulag for women, they explained, was “patriarchy” as embodied by traditional marriage. Many young women dallied with this foolishness during their early twenties, but most outgrew it by graduation. Sadly, many of those who did not found themselves unhappy, lonely and confused as they approached age 40, despite their outward “success.”

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Today’s guest, Chicago writer and school psychologist Bernard Chapin has addressed about the havoc the feminists have wreaked on society, both in his book, Women: Theory and Practice, and at his YouTube channel, Chapin’s Inferno.

Is there any truth to the rumor that New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, a veteran of Clinton’s Department of Justice and an Obama appointee, is considering a criminal investigation of yet another Chris Christie bullying incident, this one involving an incident in 1968 during a first-grade recess? Is there any chance that the vigilant seekers of truth who pretend to be “journalists” might take a 30 second break from talking about Chris Christie’s horrific bridge lane closure “scandal” to find out where Barack Obama was while 4 Americans were being murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012? If there’s any time left, perhaps they could find out why Hillary Clinton sent the late Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi in the first place. I guess, as it turns out, at least the legacy media, it doesn’t make any difference at this point. She must be laughing her ample rear end off at this turn of events, no?

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Fifth Column RINO’s

Just a few months ago, this guy was in consideration as Mitt Romney’s VP. How does this happen?

By accepting the provision included in President Barack Obama’s health care law expanding federal Medicaid funding, Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined four fellow Republican governors in welcoming part of a program their party has campaigned vehemently against.

Kasich isn’t the first Republican to sign on to the Obamacare provision – he joins Jan Brewer of Arizona, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, and Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota in endorsing the Medicaid expansion. In total, 19 states and the District of Columbia will accept the expanded federal funds.

It’s good to see the Peter Principle alive and well.

On a related front, I listened to Hannity, that annoyingly self-aggrandizing simp, bleat on about Karl Rove and how he leaked to the New York Slimes his plan to end-run the TEA Party. Then a commercial played for Rove’s group. Now, I don’t know if it was a local or a national spot but it certainly played. And no, I won’t link to it.

It looks as though the Grand Plan is to give Obama everything he wants and then blame him for the collapse of society.

Good luck with that.

Surprise! Union Thugs, Obama Supporters Realize That They’ve Been Had

Whatever else you can say, or not say about him, Barack Obama is a master con man. Now that he has been safely re-elected, many are realizing that the pending nightmare that we tried to warn them about is unfolding just as we predicted. Of course, the One’s signature achievement, the federal government’s takeover of the health care system, is the key to all the rest of his plans for us. Now that we passed the bill, and are finding out what’s in it, it turns out that a lot of people aren’t happy, including some of the law’s enthusiastic supporters. From the Wall Street Journal story entitled “Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed,” 

Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour. Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26. …

John Wilhelm, chairman of Unite Here Health, the insurance plan for 260,000 union workers at places including hotels, casinos and airports, recalls standing next to Barack Obama at a rally in Nevada when he was a 2008 presidential candidate.

“I heard him say, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ ” Mr. Wilhelm recalled. Mr. Wilhelm said he expects the administration will craft a solution so that employer health-care plans won’t be hurt. “If I’m wrong, and the president does not intend to keep his word, I would have severe second thoughts about the law.”

Mr. Wilhelm, how do I break the truth to you? You expect the Obama administration to craft a solution? Do you also believe in the tooth fairy? I’ve got news for you, my gullible friend. This is their solution, and you can expect a continuing parade of horrors over the next year as the full scope of this mess is revealed. You know those senior citizens who withdraw cash from their savings accounts on the promise of getting their share of “found money?” It’s called “the pigeon drop,” and, in this case, you and anyone else who trusted the spawn of the corrupt Chicago machine by way of ACORN, the former Barry Soetoro, are the pigeons. Sadly, though, unlike the classic con, thanks to you, the rest of us have been dragged into this scam. Nicely played!

Meanwhile, Shazam! We’ve discovered another teensy weensy “glitch” in the law, on that the IRS regulations just released will not fix. From The Cherokee Tribune (Canton, GA):

Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.

As a result, some families that can’t afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can’t get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.

Congress said affordable coverage can’t cost more than 9.5 percent of family income. People with coverage the law considers affordable cannot get subsidies to go into the new insurance markets. The purpose of that restriction was to prevent a stampede away from employer coverage.Congress went on to say that what counts as affordable is keyed to the cost of self-only coverage offered to an individual worker, not his or her family. A typical workplace plan costs about $5,600 for an individual worker. But the cost of family coverage is nearly three times higher, about $15,700, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.So if the employer isn’t willing to chip in for family premiums — as most big companies already do — some families will be out of luck. They may not be able to afford the full premium on their own, and they’d be locked out of the subsidies in the health care overhaul law..

So, to review and summarize, many people will remain uninsured because they won’t be able to afford health insurance.

Somebody help me out here. I thought Obamacare was going to fix this problem once and for all. Could it be that those of us who suggested that this mother of all income-redistribution schemes would only make a challenging situation worse?

Why Obamacare is Not a Done Deal: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Secretary of State Kathleen Sebelius has given the states a reprieve from Obamacare’s mandate that they set up the health insurance exchanges necessary to implement the law. Or has she extended the deadline, hoping that they won’t realize that they are now in the position to torpedo Barack Obama’s entire redistributionist, job-destroying, health-care rationing, death-panel mandating scheme? No wonder people like MS-NBC’s Chris Matthews hate the Tenth amendment.

Some people appear hell bent on turning Thanksgiving, which has traditionally been a wonderful time to reflect on our blessings and bask in an attitude of gratitude, into an opportunity to re-enact the Jerry Springer show by engaging in fist fights over smartphones and stampedes to purchase flat screen TVs. Others view the day as an opportunity to bus in rent-a-mobs to big box stores to engage in annoying pro-union agitation, which is largely ignored by the employees of those stores. I’m no fan of the SEIU or National Education Association, as you know, but do those who say that it’s wrong to make retail employees work on Thanksgiving have a point?

Thanksgiving also gives us the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends, which unfortunately doesn’t always turn into the Normal Rockwell painting experience that we imagine. What are your most interesting Thanksgiving memories? Did anyone ever storm out on Thanksgiving Day? Were the police involved?

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Barack Obama’s Sub Rosa Racist Campaign

At the 2004 Democrat Party convention, a fresh-faced, albeit slightly goofy looking, state senator from Illinois made a speech that not only inspired the first in a series of thrills up Chris Matthews’ leg, but also began the myth of Barack Obama, the product of an “improbable love” between a brilliant Kenyan grad student, and a real-life Dorothy, a lily-white girl from Kansas, whose happy little family lived blissfully in Hawaii until his father’s insatiable thirst for knowledge made Harvard irresistible. His oft-noted penchant for “soaring rhetoric” started there, as did the collective schoolgirl crush by 99 per cent of the Jurassic media, who encouraged emotionally-driven, low-information voters to believe that this man was the walking embodiment of a post-racial America. Flash forward to today when we realize that we were had by a very skillful con. There was no happy family. There may have not even been a legal marriage since Barack Sr. was already married in his native Kenya, a fact that didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for a tropical playboy lifestyle. The bastard son of a Kenyan Marxist and a beatnik misfit, who was himself steeped in radical leftist ideology then schooled in Chicago-style politics wasn’t exactly what most Americans thought they were voting for. President Obama’s reaction to racially-charged incidents like the Skip Gates arrest and the Trayvon Martin shooting reveal that far from being post-racial, the 20-year member of Rev. Jeremiah “U.S.A. of KKK” Wright’s church, is race-obsessed. Not only does he share Wright’s ideology, he no doubt he realizes that but for his bi-racial heritage, he would never have been elected to the U.S. Senate, and certainly not to the Presidency.

Like many affirmative-action beneficiaries, Barack Obama is not up to the job. As it turns out, there’s more to being president than passable TelePrompTer reading skills and well-creased pants, and as more and more voters catch on, and more panic sets in, his campaign is returning to the most reliable, and ugliest, card in the deck, the one that got him to the White House in the first place, the race card.

As the Washington Examiner reported earlier this week, “[i]n Virginia alone, 200,000 more black voters went to the polls in 2008 than turned out in 2004 for Democrat John Kerry, for a jump of nearly 44 percent that made Obama the first Democratic presidential contender to win Virginia in nearly 50 years,” and concludes “A National Urban League study released last week shows that if turnout by black voters drops back to 2004 levels this fall, Obama would lose several crucial swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio, seriously endangering his hopes for re-election.”

Desperation ain’t pretty, a fact illustrated by the Obama’s campaign’s recent sub rosa race-baiting, which is only going to escalate as the election approaches. Consider these two stories.

On Tuesday morning, a member of Barack Obama’s “Truth Team,” and an official Obama surrogate, Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas appeared on the John Fredericks Morning Show, and made the following comments:

SENATOR LUCAS: What I am saying to you is Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to a segment of the population, who does not like to see people other than a White man in a White House or any other elected position.

Let’s be real clear about it… let’s be real clear  Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don’t like folks like Barack Obama in any elected or leadership position. We know what’s going on here and some people may be afraid to say it but I am not. I am not afraid to say it.

He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody other than a white person in a leadership position. Senator Miller said it before she died and I agreed with her. They don’t want President Barack Obama in office as President and for all the reasons that you and I and alot of other people understand.

HOST: Do you really believe now that this all about race?

LUCAS: I absolutely believe it’s all about race and for the first time I’ve convinced my children finally that racism is alive and well.

HOST: Even in Virginia?

LUCAS: In Virginia how about all across this nation. And especially in Virginia!

Fantastic work, Sen. Lucas! If there’s any better parenting strategy than convincing your children that they have no future owing to racism, I’d like to hear it!

Then there’s this story from the Politico, just breaking this morning, entitled “White House tailors minority health care pitch.” 

President Barack Obama tends to skim lightly over the details of his health care law in speeches.

But his administration has a far more specific pitch to black and Hispanic audiences.

The message: Blacks and Hispanics, among whom uninsured rates are significantly higher than among whites, stand to benefit disproportionately under the health law, gaining access to free preventive care and other services that will help reduce existing health care disparities. The sustained outreach from the White House aims to make voters eligible for new benefits aware of them and how to get them.

Obama’s staff has invited groups of black journalists and publishers to the White House for health care briefings with senior officials and conducted traveling policy road shows in black and Hispanic neighborhoods across the country. On the day the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health law, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett held an on-background conference call for black reporters.

Obama rarely emphasized specific benefits for blacks and Hispanics as he pushed his law through Congress, focusing instead on its benefits for the general populace.

Wait, I thought the “Affordable Care Act” was all about reducing health care costs and improving care for everyone. Actually, I didn’t think that. I’ve been telling you for years that this disgusting health care scheme was all about redressing the “unfairness” that results when those who work in a traditional jobs and receive private insurance as part of their compensation have better access to medical care than Medicaid recipients. It’s the key to Obama’s plot to “remake” (read “destroy”) America as we know it.

It’s not uncommon for America’s enemies to deceive us by reciting sanitized scripts for public consumption, while telling a different story behind closed doors. In fact, it’s standard operating procedure. Think of the inflammatory and vicious rhetoric spewed by Islamic fanatics in the Arabic media compared with their reasoned, moderate tone to Western audiences. And as everyone knows, there is no enemy more dangerous than the enemy within.

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Preview of Coming Attractions? Illinois’ Medicaid Disaster

Today the Chicago Tribune reports on Illinois’ collapsing Medicaid program. The focus of the story is the impact that proposed Medicaid cuts and the end of property tax exemptions will have on many local hospitals.

Children’s Memorial Hospital would be faced with a $37 million to $50 million hole in its budget.

Norwegian American Hospital could be forced to close.

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s chief executive says the entire health care system in Illinois would be pushed to the verge of collapse.

A confluence of proposed cuts to the state’s Medicaid program and the specter that some hospitals may be forced to start paying millions each year in property taxes has Illinois hospitals on their heels.

Already stressed by declining government payments for Medicare, some hospital executives fear the latest threats to their balance sheets could prove a knockout blow. And as the issues inch closer, they’re increasingly sounding the alarm, trying to galvanize support from legislators, advocates and others to help make their case.

On Medicaid, she [Governor Quinn’s spokesperson] said, “We are looking at a problem so great that if we do not make the program sustainable this year, we are looking at a possible collapse of the Medicaid system. That, ultimately, would do a great deal of harm to providers and is what we are trying to avoid through making the system sustainable.”

Medicaid enrollment has increased nearly 100 percent since 2006, fueled largely by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich‘s All Kids health insurance program, which extended coverage to all children from families earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level. For an Illinois family of four in 2012, that equated to about $69,000.

Illinois is more than $2 billion behind in payments to Medicaid providers, and payments can take more than four months to process, state officials said. Projections call for those figures to double if no action is taken. Proposed changes include limiting eligibility, reducing covered services, cutting prescription drug coverage for adults and eliminating hospice programs.

Rod Blagojevich’s name is mentioned, but conspicuously absent is another name, one of someone who also enthusiastically supported the expansion of Medicaid that has gotten us into this unholy mess. Of course, I refer to Barack Obama, who co-sponsored the legislation expanding Medicaid. Sit back and enjoy the irony of the following paragraph, from Governor Blagojevich’s press release touting the signing of the law:

The governor appeared at a Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago today along with Director of Public Aid Barry S. Maram to highlight new legislation sponsored by state Rep. Sandra Pihos, R-Glen Ellyn, and state Sen. Barack Obama, D-Chicago.  This legislation will enable 65,000 working parents and 20,000 children to now receive health insurance under the FamilyCare and KidCare programs.

Yes, that’s the same Children’s Memorial Hospital mentioned in today’s Tribune story.

That was 2003. For some real irony, flash forward to 2012. Illinois is under complete democrat control, but even they realize that the state’s Medicaid system is unsustainable, so they decided to make some very modest reforms to it. They decided that it might be a good idea to make sure that people receiving Medicaid benefits in Illinois actually live in the state of Illinois, as cruel and unreasonable as that sounds. It doesn’t sound unreasonable to you? Do you know who it does sound unreasonable to? You guessed it: Barack Obama.

From Forbes:

Illinois has one of the most expansive Medicaid programs in the country, with annual state and federal spending of $15 billion. That compares to a state budget of $33 billion. In the Land of Lincoln, you can qualify for Medicaid if your income is under 200 percent of thefederal poverty level—$44,700 for a family of four. Children qualify at 300 percent of FPL. One out of every five Illinoisans is on Medicaid, including one-third of all Illinois kids.

But in order to prove that you’re eligible for Medicaid in Illinois, all you have to do is provide a single pay stub. If that pay stub happens to be artificially low, suggesting a lower income than you actually have, it still counts as “proof” of Medicaid eligibility. As to proving Illinois residency? The nice people of Illinois merely ask that you write down an address. As a result, people earning more than the Medicaid threshold, and people who don’t even live in Illinois, are collecting Illinois Medicaid funds.

So in January, the State of Illinois, under a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate, and a Democratic Governor, passed a landmark Medicaid reform bill aimed at fixing this and other problems with the program. The new law required the state’s Medicaid recipients to provide a month’s worth of pay stubs, instead of just one, in order to provide evidence of residency and income. Not a big deal, you might think.

You’d be wrong. In July, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services informed Illinois that the seemingly innocuous reform violated federal law, because Obamacare doesn’t allow states to restrict Medicaid eligibility, and this reform, they decided, was an eligibility restriction.

So, Barack Obama, having helped plant the seeds of the unmitigated catastrophe that is Illinois’ Medicaid system, put federal legislation in place that not only is making it impossible to make even the most obviously necessary changes to the program, and now is trying to foist a similar financial and administrative nightmare on the entire country. If the Orwellian-named “Affordable Care Act” is not declared unconstitutional, he may be successful.

So many questions spring to mind; specifically, isn’t it amazing that none of the vigilant truth seekers in the national media have any interest in the situation that Barack Obama left behind in his home state? How can anyone think expanding Medicaid is good idea?  Are all the friends of Tony Rezko who deserve to be in jail actually behind bars?

For more on Illinois’ very illuminating experience on expanding government health care, please read this excellent piece from the Washington Examiner, “Medicaid expansions have already failed in Illinois.”