Posts Tagged Moonbattery

Obamacare, Slaughter, and Stupak

The vote on Obamacare draws neigh, and the blogosphere is abuzz with analysis, commentary, and rebuttals of all the latest developments as the Democrats make a final bribes bid push for the votes they need, and the Republicans intensify their opposition.

John Campbell at Townhall outlines some of the tax increases embedded in the Obamacare bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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On the Coffee Party (Updated)

Much ado has been generated by this new political phenomenon known as the “Coffee Party.” The Coffee Party is presenting itself as some kind of grassroots, genuine , common-sense response to the hatred, venom, and racism that form the core of liberals attempt to find in the Tea Party. In reality, it is an astroturf pseudo-movement created by an Obama supporter, dedicated to, well, supporting Obama, which has very little real participation but lots and lots of media hype. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Constitutionality of Obamacare

The MaryHunter at Moonbattery revisits the question of whether Obamacare is constitutional or not.

[I]f some states pass laws or state constitutional amendments to try an end-around of ObamaCare, will these efforts stand up to the power of the federal government?

One debated issue is at the nexus of two Constitutional points: the “federal supremacy” clause in the Constitution, which could be interpreted as making ObamaCare trump all “opt-out” state laws, vs. the clear constitutional prohibition of “capitation” taxes. There’s a compelling argument that an individual health care insurance mandate, the core of the bill, is unconstitutional because penalty taxes are imposed on those who refuse government-approved health insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Texas Textbooks and School Social Studies Curricula

The Texas Board of Education has approved social studies curriculum changes put forth by conservative critics. The conservative push on the curriculum came partially as a result of efforts by a Hispanic groups to include more material on Hispanic figures and history in textbooks, as well as a perceived liberal bias in modern textbooks.

The New York Times covers the story: Read the rest of this entry »

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Brain Scans Can Read Thoughts

British scientists have developed a technique to use functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to determine a person’s thought patterns. Yes, Virginia, that means they can scan you and tell what you’re thinking. From Yahoo news: Read the rest of this entry »

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Patrick Kennedy Meltdown

Patrick Kennedy gets frothy at the mouth because he thinks the media are spending too much time covering the whole Massa Mess and not enough time on the war in Afghanistan.

Greg Hengler at Townhall provides the video. Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain also has the video, as well as some snark. So does Gregory of Yardale at Moonbattery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eric Massa Framed?

Politico is reporting that the Democratic Representative from New York, Eric Massa, who recently announced his intention to resign amidst a sexual harrassment charge from a male staffer, is now claiming that the investigation was set up by the Obama administration because Massa didn’t vote for Obamacare. Read the rest of this entry »

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