Thursday, June 2, 2011

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.


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Follow-up to fact-free fantasies: don't be duped by the Birthers, Friday sycophants and their fear of debating;

Local and regional: a Blues error and what yahoo picked Blue Wahoos?;

National and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, don't hold you breath because the Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party, there'll be no $100 billion budget cut, and let's admit the obvious, the Republi-CONs are not serious about deficits, and remember, we went from surplus to debt, Republi-CON style,

call the Republi-CON bluff on the debt and the deficit,

the "Not Intended to be a Factual Statement" and "Misinformation" Propaganda Industry continues, otherwise known as the 2012 Republi-CON Campaign,

who is your favorite 2012 candidate, and she's back, but will she save us, who knows, right now, Sarah is taking the family on a for-profit vacation, and giving the country a little Republi-con history lesson,

and speaking of narcissistic politicians (opportunists playing to outrage while taking care of themselves. . . [with] nothing to offer but honeyed words, the syrup for suckers), there is the 'Love Child Father' who could have been President, and Congressional Family Values Hypocrisy, Cont.

whoops, math error, not it's 141 days til the end of the world, again,

who needs sympathetic human emotion. . . reason is everything, religion is a fraud, selfishness is a virtue, altruism is a crime against human excellence, self-sacrifice is weakness, weakness is contemptible?, or does survival depend as much on cooperation as it does on a competition between self-interests?,

great wealth and unhappiness,

the Middle East mess and the hope for democracy, and Christians and Muslims clashing in Egypt, Syria attempting to crush its democracy rebellion and Palestinians climbing over fences into Israel — the best we can do now is manage the unavoidable and avoid the unmanageable, time for a serious peace policy combined with a serious energy policy, and he may be dead, but will he still win thanks to the Republi-CONs?,

so you don't believe in global warming, then explain what happens to 35 gigatons of CO2 each year,

the health care industry bottom-line, the reason Republi-con want to repeal the new health care law, the nation’s bloated annual health-care tab would swell by more than $4 billion" after a company raised the price of a medicine from $20 to $1,500 per dose, and bad news for health care law opponents,

you're so wonderful, not,

and 'The Great Stagnation' and our broken political system;

Fun stuff: the Y Generation, Husband Day Care, cute little cats in 'It Could Be Worse', Mission Impossible, Squirrel Edition, and Escapa, and posting tomorrow, The Y Generation, don't miss it;


Donate to a good cause: help the friends of a former instructor at the Naval EOD school at Eglin Air Force Base, Gunnery Sgt. John Hayes, who was detachment company gunnery sergeant from June 2007 to June 2010 and taught several courses and was recently wounded in Afghanistan.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a shrieking hatemonger of right-wing rhetoric and partisan hackery, pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

Bad News for Health Care Law Opponents

UPDATE II: More hearings on the health care law. Read The New York Times, Second Appellate Panel Hears Arguments on Health Care Law.

UPDATE: Two-headed Mitt explains the Republi-con position regarding health-care, first you support it, then you don't. Read the Washington Post, The medical mystery of Mitt Romney.

"A flurry of hearings on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law kicks off in Richmond, Va. Tuesday, with litigants eager to strike down the president’s achievement." Read The New York Times, Battle Over Health Care Law Shifts to Federal Appellate Courts.

"There are 14 judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, but only three will sit on the panel that hears today’s arguments over the health-care law. Those three are chosen by way of 'a computer program designed to achieve total random selection.' And today [May 10], that computer program chose two Clinton nominees and an Obama nominee. Game over, says conservative policy reporter Phillip Klein. 'ObamaCare is likely to be upheld by 4th circuit.' Read the Washington Post, Health-care reform’s attack on the courts, which notes:

"Klein says in a longer post at the Washington Examiner, 'Democratic judges have upheld the law while Republican judges have declared it unconstitutional.' Which just goes to show that the legal channel here has become little more than politics by another name. Republicans know it and Democrats know it. Everybody knows it."

Which reaffirms my position from the beginning of the debate regarding the constitutionality of the health care law -- it was and remains a political question that the court should refuse to consider.

The article also recommends for further reading, the Yale Law Journal, The obvious constitutionality of health-care reform, in which:

"Andrew Koppleman analyzes Judge Vinson’s opinion in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (striking down the Affordable Care Act). Judge Vinson said that individual mandate was not a 'Necessary and Proper' extension of the Act’s insurance industry reforms; instead, 'the individual mandate is actually being used as the means to avoid the adverse consequences of the Act itself.' Koppelman shows why that reasoning amounts to a fallacy: 'If . . . Congress has no power to address negative consequences that follow from its own statutory scheme, then Marshall was wrong about mail robbery after all. Mail robbery is an adverse consequence of Congress’s decision to establish a post office: had it not done that, all those valuable documents would not be gathered together in one place. But, you might say, That sounds crazy; of course Congress can decide that it’s worth having a post office, even if establishing one creates negative side effects, which then must be addressed. But if—as Vinson admitted—Congress can also decide that people with preexisting conditions can be protected, then how can the cases be distinguished?"

Moreover, even if the individual mandate "is not authorized by the Commerce Clause, or by some combination of the commerce power and the Necessary and Proper Clause, it would still fall squarely within Congress’s authority to set the terms on which it will collect revenues" Read the Yale Law Journal, Conditional Taxation and the Constitutionality of Health Care Reform.