Staff of the First Lady ????

 Michele Obama doesn’t get paid to serve as the First Lady. She performs NO
 official duties. Yet this hasn’t deterred her from hiring an unprecedented
 number of staffers who cater to her every whim and satisfy her every
 request.  .
 The First lady has 22 staffers who earn a total of 1.6 Million  dollars in
 salary; that does NOT include benefits (which are the same as those  in
 the NSA and Defense Department)

 How things have changed! Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for
 her 1 and only staffer, her personal secretary.

 STAFF OF  FIRST LADY
 1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (CHIEF OF  STAFF)
 2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE  PRESIDENT AND
 DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
 3.  $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND
 WHITE  HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
 4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL  ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT+
 DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR FIRST  LADY)
 5. $102,000 – Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE  PRESIDENT AND
 DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
 6. $90,000 –  Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
 7. $84,000 –  Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE
 FIRST  LADY)
 8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND  ADVANCE FOR
 THE FIRST LADY)
 9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY  DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR
 THE FIRST LADY)
 10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn  J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL
 SECRETARY)
 11. $65,000 – Reinstein,  Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL
 SECRETARY)
 12. $62,000 –  Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND
 EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR  THE FIRST LADY)
 13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ADVANCE AND  TRIP
 DIRECTOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)
 14. $60,000 – Lewis, Dana M. (SPECIAL  ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE TO THE
 FIRST LADY)
 15. $52,500 – Mustaphi,  Semonti M. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY PRESS
 SECRETARY TO THE FIRST  LADY)
 16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR SCHEDULING AND
 TRAVELING AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)
 17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A.  (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE
 FOR THE FIRST  LADY)
 18. $45,000 – Tubman, Samantha (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,SOCIAL  OFFICE)
 19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF
 STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
 20. $36,000 – Armbruster,  Sally M. (STAFF ASSISTANT TO THE SOCIAL
 SECRETARY)
 21. $36,000 -20 Bookey,  Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)
 22. $36,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE  DIRECTOR OF
 CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

 Total-  $1,600,500

Jerusalem Strikes Back, Holds Anti-Obama Rally

Jerusalem Strikes Back, Holds Anti-Obama Rally

July 27th, 2009 Posted By Erik Wong.

anti-obama

Guess they beat us to it, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still have our own protest.

Israel National News:

For the first time in years, the nationalist camp will hold a large scale rally against United States policies vis-à-vis Israel.

The protest will be held in downtown Jerusalem, on Agron St. on Monday evening, and is being organized by the Residents Committees of Binyamin and Samaria, as well as the nationalist umbrella organization Mateh Maamatz, the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities, and Komemiyut.

Knesset Members and others representing various parties, including the Likud, will speak.

“Not since the days of [U.S. Secretary of State Henry] Kissinger has there been such a protest against American policies,” said MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh), chairman of the National Union party. “The pressure that Barack Hussein Obama is exerting against us to simply stop growing and stop living will not work.”

The Obama administration has made it clear that Israel must stop building of all types throughout Judea and Samaria (Yesha), as well as in parts of Israel’s capital city that were liberated during the Six Day War of 1967.

In addition, hints have been dropped that American action against Iran depends on a cessation of Israeli construction in Yesha.

No fewer than four top American officials are visiting Israel this week, presumably bringing uniform diplomatic messages in the above spirit from President Obama. The four are special U.S. envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, who landed in Israel on Sunday after a short visit in Damascus; Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who arrived on Monday and has already met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu; and National Security Advisor James Jones and White House Iranian affairs expert Dennis Ross who are scheduled to meet later in the week with Netanyahu.

The slogan for Monday’s demonstration, and the message to Obama and his envoys, is, “Yes to Israeli Independence, No to American Dictates!”

A torchlight walk will begin at 6:30 pm at Paris/Jonathan Pollard Square, near the Prime Minister’s Office, and go down Agron St. towards the U.S. consulate.

MK Katz quoted the official figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics today, indicating nearly 305,000 Israelis in Yesha, at a growth rate some three times higher than the rest of the country.

“If this is the official figure,” Katz said, “then we can assume that there are really close to 350,000 people, because of all those who have not changed their official addresses, and outposts, and the like. Together with the nearly 300,000 people in the new Jerusalem neighborhoods, this means that Barack Hussein Obama is telling well over 600,000 Jews that they must all stop having children and buildings and going to the store and sending their children to school and building roads and, in short, to stop growing. This is the type of decree that our worst enemies decreed against us, always accompanied by their Jewish advisors. But just as they did not succeed, the same will be with Obama.”

Land of Israel pioneers have begun their two-day blitz to establish 11 new settlement sites throughout Judea and Samaria. In at least one case – Netzer, in Gush Etzion – security forces arrived on the scene and rebuffed their attempt. Activists at the site said they would resume the building within a matter of hours.

An Unraveling Presidency

An Unraveling Presidency

By Bruce Walker

As I noted four weeks ago, Scott Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll has shown a very steady increase in the number of Americans who have a “very unfavorable” view of Obama’s presidency and a corresponding, though less dramatic, decline in the number of Americans who have a “very favorable” view of his presidency.  As of July 27, the negative gap between these two groups of highly motivated voters was ten percentage points.  Polls which focus only on softer “favorable” and unfavorable” opinion still appear to keep the Obama Presidency in safe political water, but that is misleading for several reasons. 

First, while Republicans were playing dead and the Leftist media were presenting Barack and Michelle on every magazine cover, buying a pet, and all the other oh-so-loveable things that a young family with cute children moving into a new home, no one had given Americans a reason to doubt that the president was a pleasant, well spoken, sensible man.  He followed the script well.  His conscious attempt to enact an FDR style “One Hundred Days” of change simply overwhelmed all political opposition by a combination of political muscle, timid voices of opposition, and the perception of dramatic popular support.

 

Now following his umpteenth address to the nation and his frequent press conferences, his pretense of bipartisanship is gone.  In short, Obama has descended rapidly from the Magnificent to the Monotonous.  He says the same sorts of things over and over again, but there is really nothing new in Obama at all.  Throwing vast amounts of tax dollars into the economy, more or less willy-nilly, in an effort to “stimulate” growth is an old, failed policy.  His solemn assurances that reforms will not take away, for example, a patient’s right to choose his physician, when there are several conflicting versions of health care reform floating around which seem to indicate otherwise, increasingly look like political grease to slide legislation through Congress.

 

Second, no presidency can be completely scripted.   When Iranian people revolt against a truly revolting government, one that lies to its own Moslem voters about election results and shoots women protesters in the streets, what can a man like Obama do?  Americans expect leadership, but Obama is in no sense of the word a leader.  When a police force that is probably as politically correct and racially sensitive as any in the nation arrests a black professor, Obama makes a sincere, and profoundly silly and dangerous, comment.  Inviting the policeman and the professor to the White House for a beer stops the bleeding but does not hide the scar.  The more helpless and hopeless Obama appears, the more unhappy Americans will be with him as a leader (his personal popularity, though, will probably remain high much longer.)

 

Third, as I have noted often in the past, Americans are conservative.  The Battleground Poll has put the percentage of Americans who are conservative at around sixty percent.  Pointedly, when Ed Goeas after the last Battleground Poll, last November, broke the numbers down even more precisely –What percentage are social conservatives? What percentage are “fiscal conservatives?  What percentages of Republicans or independents or Democrats were conservative? — nothing changed.  However the data are examined, Americans are, overwhelmingly, conservative:  not moderate, not liberal, not unsure, but conservative.  See page 12 and page 13 of the post-election survey.

 

Fourth, Barack Obama is simply not very knowledgeable, and it increasingly shows.  This is not a rap on his intelligence or his efforts in school.  Prestigious schools have become, in areas like law and social sciences, little more than re-education camps.   His gaffes were ignored by the Leftist media during the campaign.  If Dan Quayle had talked about our fifty-seven states, it would have been fodder for late night jokes forever.  But the more Obama talks, the more obvious it becomes that he simply knows very little.  As an example, he recently said that winning the war on terrorism would not be like World War Two, when Emperor Hirohito signed articles of surrender.  Yet as even an amateur student of history knows, Hirohito did not sign the articles of surrender. The famous event on the Battleship Missouri was watched by the whole world.  It was recorded on film.  The Emperor was conspicuous by his absence.  It was rather like last year when Obama talked about “the bomb” that fell on Pearl Harbor or his May 2009 comment about his uncle who helped liberate Auschwitz. 

 

The more Americans see of Obama as president, the more they see a plastic ideologue who is utterly out of step with their vision of America and who lacks the basic knowledge to govern a nation.  Republicans have won nothing yet (they must first decide to stand for something and then articulate that position clearly.)  It is encouraging that a number of Republican senators have announced they will vote against Judge Sotomayor, taking a principled stand in a losing battle. 

 

It is vital to keep the lines between the parties bright and clear.  Our champion, our leader, will come if conservatives show gumption.  Few, if any, presidents have been as truly vulnerable as the man in the White House now. 

Bruce Walker is the author of two books:  Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie, and his recently published book, The Swastika against the Cross: The Nazi War on Christianity.
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Sticker wars: Shattering the myth of Hope and Change

Michelle Malkin 

Sticker wars: Shattering the myth of Hope and Change

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2009 12:12 PM

Just wanted to share a quick back story about the cover of Culture of Corruption:

If the distinctive artwork seems familiar, it’s because the graphic artist behind the shattered O logo is our friend, Tennyson Hayes. Tennyson and I collaborated on the image, which sums up the book — and the last six months of the Age of Obama — in a stark and arresting way. The Obama campaign understands the power of visual propaganda. The Right needs to get in the game, too. Just look around your neighborhood or highway and the still-stubborn proliferation of HopeAndChange bumper stickers.

To fight back against the delusional tide, Tennyson has made shattered O stickers available here. I’ve got one on the back of my car window and have already earned some dirty looks:

So, get a book. Lend it to your “progressive” friends and family. Send them a sticker. Send me photos of your car with the shattered O logo sticker. I’ll post ‘em.

And stay tuned. We have more goodies in store for you!

Just how smart is Obama?

Just how smart is Obama?

By Clarice Feldman

Just how smart is the President? Famous presidential historian Michael Beschloss, a regular on PBS’s Newshour show, says his IQ is “off the charts” and that he is “probably the smartest guy ever to become president,” while admitting he doesn’t know what his IQ is. I say: let’s look at the evidence.


Obama’s books

 

Jack Cashill has expended a great deal of effort at American Thinker to blast holes in the “foundational myth” that President Obama is a “literary genius”.

 

Comparing books attributed to Obama with known undisputed samples of his writings, Cashill has shown that, in fact, Obama is a crappy writer, who, despite a Harvard-educated father, a mother with a PhD, attendance at the best private prep school in Hawaii and degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, never mastered such elemental matters of grammar as the necessary agreement of verbs and nouns in a sentence.

 

I think Cashill’s rather convincingly demonstrated his thesis that Obama never authored the two books which are cited as proof that he is some kind of literary genius.

 

But the “literary genius” foundational myth is not the only one in need of serious examination. The very notion that he merited admission let alone degrees from these rigorous and competitive institutions is called into question every time Obama makes an extemporaneous remark. He knows little or nothing about history, economics, law, geography  and  the grammar rules of his native tongue.

 

Obama Geography

 

 

 

“We only have a certain number [Arabic translators] of them and if they are all in Iraq, then it’s harder for us to use them in Afghanistan,” Obama said.   (Afghanistan is not an Arabic-speaking country.)

 

“[I]t was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” (Confusing German for “Austrian”, a language which does not exist.)

 

Obama History

 

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong. ” (He sees dead people?)

 

“I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps….”  (Stalin’s army liberated Auschwitz, and he should use “an” before a word which begins with a vowel, a grammatical error he makes often .)

 

“I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur….”   (Hirohito never attended the surrender ceremony and you don’t “sign a surrender”.)

 

Obama Economics

 

“… profit and earnings ratio.” (The correct term is the Price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. Profit and earnings ratio is nonsensical.)

 

“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system,” Obama said in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers.  [emphasis added]

 

 

Think about that,” he said, “California producing jobs, their economy keeping pace with the rest of the country and yet they’ve been able to maintain their energy usage in a much lower level than the rest of the country.” 

 

Obama Spoken Language

 

“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. But she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know. . .there’s a reaction in her that don’t [emphasis supplied] go away and it comes out in the wrong way.”

 

While he argued that American children should learn to speak Spanish , he referred to the Cinco de Mayo celebration as Cinco de Cuatro  (Five of Four) 

 

Often the press smoothes the flubs over, and only careful transcribers like my friend jmh catch them as here where Obama shows he doesn’t understand what pronoun to use:

 

 

“At the end of the conversation there was discussion about ah — my conversation with Sgt Crowley — there was discussion about he and I and Professor Gates havin’ a beer here in the White House, ah, we don’t know if that’s scheduled yet but ah…” (Of course, when he’s trying to sound knowingly folksy he — like Hillary — also drops the final g in words.)

 

Sometimes as here — he just makes up new meanings for words:

 

OBAMA: The government would play that role with respect to money that the government is spending. Right? Which it always — it currently plays that role. That’s not a change.
So Medicare and Medicaid — those programs in which the government is involved and honing up [emphasis supplied] dollars, I think taxpayers would expect that we spend that money wisely. We don’t want to see that money wasted on weapons systems that aren’t needed. We don’t want it spent on welfare programs that don’t work. And we shouldn’t want that spent on tests that aren’t making people better.

 

 

“I could have calibrated those words differently” [emphasis supplied]

 

Obama Law

 

He seems to have utterly misread the U.S. Constitution and its role in our lives:

 

“…That generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted.” (Interview on WBEZ-FM 2001)

 

 

“In March, President Obama announced that government officials would not be allowed to consider the views of lobbyists regarding specific stimulus projects unless the requests are put in writing. The materials also had to be posted on an agency’s website within three business days of receipt.”

 

I have, with the help of fellow posters at Just One Minute, pulled together these representative errors not for the purpose of being mean spirited. We know we all are error prone from time to time. Just as we know that had Obama not been a certain favorite of the media each and every one of these illiteracies and gaffes would have received far more play than they have.

 

I have another purpose. I do not believe that someone with such a  consistently weak understanding of economics, history, and the guiding legal document of our nation and its language  merited admission to Columbia University or Harvard law school. Nor can I imagine how anyone could have merited graduation from these institutions (let alone edited the Harvard Law Review, the most prestigious legal publication of its kind) with these deficiencies.

 

Did his professors give him a special pass along the way? Or was he assisted in school, as Jack Cashill suggests he was assisted in his literary endeavors by ghost writers? Did others write his essays? Did he take only open book exams? Terrorist Bill Ayers, who Cashill says ghosted Dreams of my Father, lived close to Obama when he attended Columbia. Did he shepherd him through college, too? Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, went to the University of Chicago Law School but there is some overlap between the time she worked at Sidley Austin and Michelle Obama did. Dohrn worked there from 1984-1988 and Michelle apparently worked there as a summer associate for two years before she graduated in 1988 from Harvard Law School. Obama began law school in 1988 and began work as a summer associate at Sidley Austin in 1989. It’s hard to believe they all didn’t know each other rather well.

 

In any event, people who entered these institutions under the normal admission rules, took the required courses, and faced stiff graduation requirements, have got to start believing the President is undercutting the once far more prestigious value of their educational accomplishments.

 

Clarice Feldman is a retired attorney in Washington, DC.

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What’s in the Health Care Bill?

 What’s in the Health Care Bill?

 

This is important stuff.   Too important not to pass on.   If you don’t believe the data, check it out yourself.    Too scary to think about!!!

 

 

Once you crack the text msg code – this is pretty interesting.  Personal freedom/privacy – goodbye.

 

You can access the bill at the bottom of the email.

 
Subject: What’s in the Health Care Bill? Wow!

 

Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benes u get

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose UR HC Benefits 4 you. U have no choice!

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

Pg 58HC Bill – Govt will have real-time access 2 individs finances & a National ID Healthcard will b issued!

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access 2 ur banks accts 4 elect. funds transfer

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan 4 retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange 2 bring priv HC plans under Govt control.

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs 4 priv. HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration ur Healthcare!

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Govt mandates linguistic approp svcs. Example – Translation 4 illegal aliens

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps 2 sign up indiv. for Govt HC plan

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members – U Health care WILL b rationed

-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will b automat.enrolled in Medicaid. No choice

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monop

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ #AMA – The Govt will tell YOU what u can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into pub opt plan. NO CHOICE

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay 4 HC 4 part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Emplyr w payroll 400k & above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Biz w payroll btw 251k & 400k who doesnt prov. pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesnt have acceptable HC accrdng 2 Govt will be taxed 2.5% of inc

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from indiv. taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access 2 ALL Americans finan/pers recs

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician svcs 4 Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, doesnt matter what specialty u have, you’ll all be paid the same

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr’s time, prof judg, etc. Literally value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals 4 what Govt deems preventable readmissions.

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Drs, treat a patient during initial admiss that results in a readmiss-Govt will penalize u.

Pg 317 L 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have oppt to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can u say ACORN?!!

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates estab. of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority 2 disqual Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing peeps in2 Govt plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs ppl! WTF. My sis has down syndrome!!

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Cmtte. Can u say HC by phone?

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides apprvd list of end of life resources, guiding u in death

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program 4 orders 4 end of life. The Govt has a say in how ur life ends

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will b used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may incl an ORDER 4 end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment u will have at end of life

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Svcs here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt in2 ur marriage

Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Svcs including defining, creating, rationing those svcs

Here’s the full Health Care bill that sits in the House.

Ghoulish science + Obamacare = health hazard

Michelle Malkin 

Lead Story

Ghoulish science + Obamacare = health hazard

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 24, 2009 06:27 AM

My syndicated column today presses again on the freaky-deaky science czar John Holdren and the implications for Obamacare. Related read: Stacy McCain sheds light on Big Money and the Culture of Death. And Matt Barber wonders: Will there be a co-pay for forced abortion under Obamacare?

Ghoulish science + Obamacare = health hazard
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tried to reassure citizens in New Orleans this week that Obamacare bureaucrats will make sound medical decisions for all Americans. She failed. Under the government-run plan, she promised, a team of health care experts will recommend what should be covered: “I think it would be wise to let science guide what the best health care package is.”

Gulp. It’s precisely the Obama administration’s view of sound “science” that should send chills down patients’ spines. Case in point: The president’s prestigious science czar John Holdren refuses to answer questions about his radical, published work on population control over the last 30 years.

Last week, I called the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to press Holdren on his views about forced abortions and mass sterilizations; his purported disavowal of Ecoscience, the 1977 book he co-authored with population control zealots Paul and Anne Ehrlich; and his continued embrace of forced-abortion advocate and eugenics guru Harrison Brown, whom he credits with inspiring him to become a scientist.

After investigative bloggers and this column reprinted extensive excerpts from Ecoscience, which mused openly about putting sterilants in the water supply to make women infertile and engineering society by taking away babies from undesirables and subjecting them to government-mandated abortions, the White House issued a statement from Holdren last week denying he embraced those proposals. The Ehrlichs challenged critics to read their and Holdren’s more recent research and works.

Well, I did indeed read one of Holdren’s recent works that reveals his clingy reverence for, and allegiance to, the gurus of population control authoritarianism. He’s just gotten smarter about cloaking it behind global warming hysteria. In 2007, he addressed the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. Holdren served as AAAS president; the organization posted his full slide presentation on its website.

In the opening slide, Holdren admitted that his “preoccupation” with apocalyptic matters such as “the rates at which people breed” was a lifelong obsession spurred by scientist Harrison Brown’s work. Holdren heaped praise on Brown’s half-century-old book, “The Challenge to Man’s Future,” then proceeded to paint doom-and-gloom scenarios requiring drastic government interventions to control climate change.

Who is Holdren’s intellectual mentor, Harrison Brown? He was a “distinguished member” of the International Eugenics Society whom Holdren later worked with on a book about – you guessed it – world population and fertility. Brown advocated the same population control-freak measures Holdren put forth in Ecoscience. In “The Challenge to Man’s Future,” Brown envisioned a regime in which the “number of abortions and artificial inseminations permitted in a given year would be determined completely by the difference between the number of deaths and the number of births in the year previous.”

Brown exhorted readers to accept that “we must reconcile ourselves to the fact that artifical means must be applied to limit birth rates.” If we don’t, Brown warned, we faced a planet “with a writhing mass of human beings.” He likened the global population to a “pulsating mass of maggots.”

When I pressed Holdren’s office specifically about Holdren’s relationship with Harrison Brown, press spokesman Rick Weiss told me he didn’t know who Brown was and balked at drawing any conclusions about Holdren’s views based on his homage to lifelong intellectual mentor, colleague and continued inspiration Brown just two years ago.

Weiss lectured me rather snippily about the need for responsible journalism (he was a Washington Post reporter for 15 years). He then me not to expect any response from Holdren’s office to my question on whether Holdren disavows his relationship with a eugenics enthusiast who referred to the world population as a “pulsating mass of maggots” and championed a scheme of abortion and artificial insemination quotas.

If this is the kind of ghoulish “science” that guides the White House, we can only hope that Obamacare is dead on arrival.

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