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Boehner Proposal Would Slash Spending for NIH Research on Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes

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Somehow I’m not even surprised about that type of headline.

If you wish to read the entire report you will find a copy of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report over at the Yuku TPM Café Castaways site. This is the direct link to the blog post.

But as I said before, none of this crazy-talk is surprising in the least. Afterall I have no expectations that anything is going to change that comes out of the whacky-doodles.  I mean take a look at ol’  Huckleberry Huckabee jacking his jaw at the Value Voters Summit against insurance coverage for those who have pre-existing conditions. As reported by Brian Beutler over TPMDC, here’s how Brian reported the Huckster’s cornpone point:

“Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, “I’d like to buy some insurance for my house.” He’d say, “Tell me about your house.” “Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I’d like to insure it today.” And he’ll say “I’m sorry, but we can’t insure it after it’s already burned.” Well, no preexisting conditions.”

Here’s the audio from Media Matters

Yee Haw …

~OGD~

x-posted from: oldengoldendecoy’s pond

CONFUSION, OBFUSCATION & CLARITY

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LUTHER’S CONCEPT OF CLARITY

There is confusion at times:

It was inevitable. A millionaire Russian politician who claims to have been abducted by aliens, and also happens to be president of the World Chess Federation, has offered $10 million to buy the site of the proposed Cordoba House Muslim cultural center in downtown Manhattan. Like we said, inevitable. …

“I believe that religious conflicts are extremely dangerous in complex times such as ours,” Ilyumzhinov wrote in his letter to Bloomberg.”

There is obfuscation most of the time:

We have all had a taste of this Christine O’Donnell and her insanity:

Meanwhile, reporters are still combing through Lexis-Nexis. O’Donnell thinks of homosexuality as an identity disorder. Homosexuals are “getting away with nudity.” And, yes, she once warned Bill O’Reilly about mad scientists creating human-mice hybrids.

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Yeah? Well her web site has vanished

She has ‘matured’ and all those crazy things she said ‘years ago in my twenties’ have gone by the wayside:

Oh, and don’t worry about Big Brother monitoring what you do alone in bed. O’Donnell, who is on videotape denouncing masturbation, cleared that up in response to this question: “You have taken a strong stance as to people’s private sexual behavior. What do you think is the role of government in regulating that?”


“It’s personal,” a woman in the audience called out. “I agree, it’s personal,” O’Donnell said. She said her 1996 comments on the issue came when she was in her 20s and excited about her “newfound” faith. “But I assure you my faith has matured,” she said. “And when I go to Washington, D.C., it’ll be the Constitution on which I base all of my decisions, not my personal beliefs.”

AND BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.

But once in a great while there is clarity. A repub actually stands up and says exactly what is on his mind:

It sounds so good, and it’s such a warm message to say we’re not gonna deny anyone from a preexisting condition,” Huckabee explained at the Value Voters Summit today. “Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, “I’d like to buy some insurance for my house.” He’d say, “Tell me about your house.” “Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I’d like to insure it today.” And he’ll say “I’m sorry, but we can’t insure it after it’s already burned.” Well, no preexisting conditions.”

A moment of candor from the evangelical former Arkansas governor. Hard to say how that comports with voting on values, though.

It’s worth pointing out, too, that the health care law’s individual mandate is in large part meant to make sure people don’t wait until they get ill until they buy insurance. But Republicans want to do away with that part of reform as well.

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