Obamacare, you’re fired!

Today the White House issued this statement:

President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is working tirelessly with the Senate to bring relief to the American people from the devastating effects of Obamacare. Americans are suffering under the limited choices and high costs brought on by Obamacare, and the President is committed to solving this problem once and for all by repealing and replacing the disastrous law. As Obamacare continues to implode on itself, the time to fix this broken system is now.

I’d say the time to fix it was yesterday, but I keep hoping that the Senate will actually start doing their jobs and delivering on what they’ve been promising and posturing about for years.

You can find plenty of statistical evidence why Obamacare hasn’t worked as promised and why it’s a disaster if you look online.  But here’s a bit of anecdotal evidence:

The father of a friend, who is a family practice doctor, is planning to retire as soon as possible to get out of the mess of Obamacare and insurance companies that are tying his hands to practice medicine in a way that is in the best interests of his patients.  Often he is forced to proscribe medication that might not be the best choice because it is what the insurance company will cover.  When he retires, the community that he serves will lose a well liked, experienced doctor who may not be replaced.

Another friend was recently sick with symptoms seeming rather like strep and he wasn’t getting better on his own.  When he called his usual clinic, they were booked a week out. This is a person who rarely goes to the doctor so it had been a long time since he’d last made an appointment.  This time was different than in the past.  The receptionist referred him to a walk-in clinic in a nearby city.  This seems to be the new norm: doctors’ offices are overwhelmed with patients.  There aren’t enough doctors to carry the load.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to get appointments in a reasonable amount of time. And if you’ve taken a child to your local pediatrician recently, you’ll have noticed that the waiting room is a lot fuller than it used to be, that you wait a lot longer to see the doctor.

Do you have insurance that costs buckets of money every month, but doesn’t actually cover anything?  Yeah, you’re not alone.  So say a prayer neither you nor anyone in your family gets sick and keep forking over the cash so someone else can have coverage – or to line the insurance executives pockets, whichever it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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How Racist Are You?

A nice cat lady (man? don’t assume gender?!?) on twitter kindly provided a scale for us to determine how racist we are:

Racism scale

(h/t RadicalCatholic on Gab)

As things now often go on the internet, this backfired and trolls popped up immediately, bragging about how racist they are.

Overt racism, second from the left

I was only at “whites are being persecuted” but I searched my Reiver soul and knew that deep in my heart, Whites are the Superior Race.

This scale doesn’t go far enough to the left for me

Where’s the “Non-whites are subhuman and we’re not really sure about the Irish” tick on the left?

Uhh, did you know that linear graph logic is in fact highly oppressive and rooted in Western dominance hierarchies? Racist and sexist much?

Is there more to this scale? Like another page to the left? I can’t find myself on here.

block all the racists

CNN: You only have yourselves to blame

What more can we say?  CNN, the viewers may be smarter than you think.

CNN’s Ratings Collapse As Primetime Shows Draw Less Viewers Than Re-Runs Of “Yogi Bear”

A series of fake news articles (see herehere and here), black mail of anonymous Reddit users who had the audacity to poke fun at them and a couple of undercover videos from Project Veritas revealing CNN producers admitting their own news is “mostly bullshit,” seems to be taking a toll on CNN’s ratings.

As The Federalist notes in the table below, for the week of June 26th – July 2nd, CNN’s primetime shows (Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon) managed to draw about 6% fewer viewers than multi-decade old re-runs of “Yogi Bear,” “Full House,” and “Friends” which air in the same time slots on Nick-At-Nite.

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know for sure, but we think this is a bad trend…

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