By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement
Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s.
“Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not decades in our past; they’re happening right now, today, in our lifetimes.”
Of course, among those “great moments” has been the fight against global warming, global cooling, “climate change,” “progress on LGBT rights,” and “16 million people who finally have health insurance,” although that insurance has been computed by some to have cost $50,000 per insured.
“And today, it is no longer remarkable to see two beautiful black girls walking their dogs on the South Lawn of the White House lawn. That’s just the way things are now.”
My Opinion: Since when is fighting a war against something that doesn’t exist a revolution? To compare global warming to MLK is disgusting. I remember MLK and the man represented much of what all Americans should be. But Barack, not so much. As to Obama’s legacy, we have unemployment rising, middle class salaries going down the tubes, an unconstitutional health program that even now will be destroyed by an honest ruling from the Supreme Court and increased student aid subsidies but with no jobs for graduates to pay it back. And yes, 12 million new jobs were created which are unfortunately part time, low paying and mostly going to illegals. Yes, Barack and Michelle have done so much for this country. Or should I say TO this country.
2.) Dartmouth to host ‘Memorial Day Blackout’ to honor ‘black lives lost’
As the Dartmouth College campus community on Monday marked Memorial Day – a national holiday that honors and respects military men and women of all racial backgrounds who have died in the line of duty – students and scholars were alerted to another Memorial Day observance at the Ivy League university.
An email sent to the campus community on Monday afternoon announced a “Memorial Day Blackout” that stated “in memory of the black lives lost this year, we ask community members wear all black tomorrow.” The message ended with the hashtag “#AllBlackLivesMatter.”
The email was sent via the campus events listserv by the Women of Color Collective. The group did not respond to an email from The College Fix seeking comment.
My Opinion: Women of Color Collective, a socialist organization always angry about something. Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, was started to pay homage to those who have fallen on the battlefield. It is not a happy day, for everyone that gave his last for this country is someone’s father, son, husband, daughter or wife and will be sorely missed. For me it is a day to go to different graves of friends that have lost their life. I brought some of these men home, talked to their families and suffered a loss beyond measure. To try to commandeer Memorial Day for the race baiting, agenda-du-jour of the left is a disgrace.
But then, isn’t it interesting that the left should use Memorial Day in an attempt to lend meaning and importance to its agenda? That a crowd with nothing but contempt for the American military should make such use of the day meant to honor those who fell in battle marks not only the hypocrisy of liberals but the despicable nature of their character.
3.) It figures: Dem who voted to pass Obamacare calls it ‘deceptive’ and wants to lead charge to ‘fix’ the law
The Associated Press actually managed to report that the Affordable Care Act isn’t really “affordable” and doesn’t even “care” that much about its insureds. Now it seems the Dems that voted for ObamaCare want to lead the charge to “fix” the law (read: throw a ton more money at it).
Rep. McDermott, who voted to pass the ACA, even admits that it’s deceptive:
After paying premiums, many low and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage. There’s growing concern that the value of a health insurance card is being eaten away by rising deductibles, the amount of actual medical costs that patients pay each year before coverage kicks in.
Since virtually all U.S. residents are now required to have health insurance by President Barack Obama’s health care law, McDermott said Democrats have a responsibility to make sure coverage translates to meaningful benefits.
“We’ve got some 17 million more people covered … but they can’t access the care they seem to be entitled to,” McDermott said. “It costs too much to use the care. That’s the deceptive part about it.”
My Opinion: The Obamacare law doesn’t do any of what it was ostensibly supposed to do, so now we’ll have to throw another trillion dollars at it to make the law “work.” And by all means, let’s allow those who deceived us once to spend billions more to deceive us again (those paying attention weren’t deceived the first time but were unfortunately outnumbered by morons and one corrupt Supreme Court justice.
Why does this sound so familiar, could it be that what the Republicans said about Obamacare is coming to pass. It was backed by Democrats, passed by Democrats. The one thing it wasn’t is read by Democrats. It was San Fran Nan that said, “You have to pass it to what is in it.” Wasn’t this the administration that promised all bills would be put online for three days before any vote? Has anyone seen any bill online? It didn’t do what it was supposed to do and Democrats knew that before the vote. You can keep your doctor? NO. You can keep your policy? NO. Just who is making money on this?
Rep. Jim McDermott, one of the most thuggish and corrupt of congressional Democrats, laments the cost of ObamaCare, saying “That’s the deceptive part about it.” But your people wrote the law, Jim. And it was exclusively Democrats that voted for it. And now you are admitting that ObamaCare is deceptive! That may be the first honest remark Jim McDermott has made in years; a little too damned late, but honest.
John Velisek USN (Ret.)
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