Archive for August 2009


August 28, 2009

From Kennedy’s close friend Ed Klein:

I don’t know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself. And he would ask people, “have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?” That is just the most amazing thing. It’s not that he didn’t feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too.

Hear audio here





August 27, 2009

From CNN…

Health Bill Has Coverage For Illegal Immigrants

Immigrants living illegally in the United States could be mandated to have health insurance under the proposed health care reform bill but would be ineligible to receive subsidies to afford such coverage, a report from the Congressional Research Service says.

The report, prepared by the nonpartisan policy research arm of Congress, provides a close reading of the treatment of noncitizens in the House bill on health care reform, HR 3200.

While the report found that federal subsidies to obtain health coverage would be restricted to U.S. citizens and legal residents, it also noted that the bill does not specify a citizenship verification system, something that critics say creates a loophole for undocumented immigrants to receive subsidies anyway.

The report, released Tuesday, “undermines the claims of the president and others that illegal immigrants would not be covered under the House version of the bill,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, told CNN.

The bill specifically bars illegal immigrants from receiving payments, but opponents of the reform say that without verification, the system is open to abuse.

Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, last month proposed an amendment in the House Ways and Means Committee to add a verification process. Democrats on that committee, including Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, voted it down because the rules it called for would be “unworkable,” the Democrat said.

“I think the report substantiates the exact opposite of what these critics say,” Becerra told CNN.

Because they don’t qualify for federal money, undocumented immigrants who want health insurance would pay full freight for coverage, he said.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, in 2007, 33.2 percent of all immigrants, legal and undocumented, did not have health insurance, compared with 12.7 percent of native-born Americans.

But with passage of the health care bill far from certain in its current form, it is too early to know how undocumented immigrants could be affected by the bill, Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA, told CNN.

“I’m pretty skeptical that illegal immigrants will come out of this legislative battle” with any new benefits, she said.

The scrutiny of this part of the bill “points to the need to fix the [immigration] system,” Jacoby said.

Estimates put the number of immigrants living illegally in the United States at 10 million to 12 million, many of whom already receive treatment in emergency rooms.

The proposed reform requires that individuals carry health insurance, and the language in the current bill may obligate undocumented immigrants to get health insurance, too, the Congressional Research Service report concluded.

It boils down to terminology. Those living in the country illegally are classified as such under immigration law, but the bill uses tax law terms that identify foreigners as either resident or nonresident aliens.

Nonresident aliens would be exempt from the required coverage, but undocumented immigrants who live in the United States for a certain amount of time during the year would be classified as residents. “Thus, it would appear that unauthorized aliens who meet the substantial presence test would be required under HR 3200 to have health insurance,” the report says.

It was less clear, however, how the mandate would be enforced for people, immigrants or not, who do not file federal income taxes.

Another part of the bill would create a health insurance exchange, where consumers could choose among insurance plans or a government-run plan. That section of the bill does not set restrictions on participants’ immigration status, the report says.

But when it comes to qualifying for government subsidies for coverage for people who aren’t already covered by employers or federal programs, eligibility would be based on immigration status, the report says, barring illegal immigrants from aid.


Could someone please alert me when BHO the Magnificent states something truthful?


August 27, 2009

…and busier than ever!

I guest hosted for Dr. Michael Savage on the Savage Nation last night!  I had an amazing time, great callers and boy is it fun to eviscerate liberals!

I am working on several columns that will be available shortly.

Stay tuned!

Comment from a Listener

August 7, 2009

Yes, the picture of the a well-dressed person with the $500 Blackberry cell phone receiving a government funded “free” meal is priceless.

There’s just something about the statist way of thinking about government funded free anything that just doesn’t make common sense.

The collectivists just don’t get the irony, because living in the commune is “the life of Riley” so don’t knock a gift giver of other people’s tax money in the teeth, I guess.

I already have a link to your site on my Blogspot site, so I will be posting something there later today with a link to you about this with a post of the picture… THAT is priceless… pay for the Blackberry phone then go for a free lunch!!!

Ps. I can only listen to you on the radio on Saturday morning’s for 2 hours here in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Do you have plans for going 3 hours national afternoon head-to-head with Hannity?

With your laser focus on Wallstreet and Washington from a topical perspective re: the “Tea Parties”… and Sarah Palin… and Cap & Trade… and “Obama Care”… and 40+ and counting mini-me Ceasers so that Obama can circumvent the appointment approval process… and, well Obama is busy, isn’t he…

… have you thought of taking on Hannity immediately following Rush?

Your substantive perspective is sorely needed on the national airwaves.

As much as I like Sean Hannity, you remind me more of Rush Limbaugh with your in-depth analysis and strong presentation of your opinion, and also like Rush, without bragging because you “know your stuff” and you present it very persuasively.

Today it looks like Cap & Trade has bitten the dust because the House & Senate is, uh, kinda tied up with selling “Obama Care” because the commune is asking for change, uh huh, yeah.

Obama doesn’t mind mortgaging our children’s future, for the good of the commune, of course, but I’m starting to hear, the cry is faint right now, but some children are starting to get the implications and ramifications of “change” and I hear the chorus growing louder and louder and LOUDER…



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