Dead Cats: FrenchEuros?, 05/08/17, (26)23: James Brody

CONTENTS:

Ted Cruz phone conference tonight; Health Care map; Chester County YR Picnic; Dr. Rick Saccone.

WILLIAMSON – “Right” to health care?; HOFT – Paris chose Macron; Ip – saving the Euro; COSTA & WAGNER – Health from scratch; BARRAGAN – Sanctuary bans; GELINAS – Debt-bubble landmine.

NOTES: Bill Cunningham, Lazarus Long.

 

Ted Cruz: Telephone Townhall Tonight!

Please join me for a telephone townhall on Monday, May 8th at 6:00 pm Central Time.

Click HERE to register and reserve your spot. Space is limited.

I’d like to give you an update on the historic first 100 days of the Trump administration and what remains to be done to Drain the Swamp in Washington, DC.

We’ll discuss the progress being made to repeal Obamacare, secure the border, and pass landmark tax reform. We’ll also talk about the changing political landscape and the campaign ahead.

I look forward to answering your questions and hearing your opinions.

Click HERE to sign up for the telephone townhall, and we will give you a call when the townhall is starting.

I look forward to hearing from you.

For Liberty,

Ted Cruz

PS – Click HERE now to register for our telephone townhall. Space is limited, so please reply as quickly as you can. Thanks in advance for making the time. You can also join us on May 8th at 6:00 CST by dialing 877-229-8493 and entering the passcode 114238. I hope you can make it!

 

Janet: Doctor Rick Saccone?

“JOIN US ON THE LAWN FOR A FEW MINUTES, OR LONGER. YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE IN 2018 ANYWAY, SO WHY NOT PERSONALLY MEET OUR NEXT U.S. SENATOR. A MAN THAT UPHOLDS OUR BIBLICAL VALUES, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND PRINCIPLE!

*CITIZENS FOR LIBERTY and 1180AM WFYL RADIO

Cordially invites the public to attend the Southeastern Pennsylvania “Meet and Greet” for Representative Doctor Rick Saccone.

Representative Saccone represents Allegheny and Washington Counties and is running for United States Senate 2018 to unseat incumbent Bob Casey. As a retired Air Force military officer, professor, former international businessman, author, and diplomat, our dear friend boasts that “we can only prevail over the enemies of Freedom and Liberty with your help. We need people in government who are there for the right reasons, not to further their own agendas or those of their families or special interests. You need a strong voice in the U.S. Senate. I WILL be that voice.”

The Saccone family, including his wife Yong, of 38 years, and two sons in the Air Force, are true Christians and uphold Biblical values and views. Representative Saccone is a man of honesty, integrity, and principle. The Constitution is the second backbone to America, and abides by our great document. Rick has traveled across the country with his presentation “In God We Trust.”

You can meet Rick and Yong on Monday, May 15, 5 until 8p.m.

-1180AM WFYL Radio lawn, at the Jeffersonville Golf Club, 2400 West Main Street, Norristown, PA, 19403.

-I will personally introduce Rick to each and every one of you. And his campaign platform will be shared from 6 until 6:30p.m.

-Feel free to come for 3 minutes or 3 hours. Have your questions and concerns ready. Meet, greet, chat, relax, enjoy.

-Bring a lawn chair for added comfort., light foods will be provided, as well as bottled beverages. Casual dress.

-Let’s support a genuine Conservative. Donations are accepted to help in the defeating of U.S. Senator Bob Casey.

-Please share this event with your family and friends, place of worship, and employment.

-This is a family-friendly event.

 

On behalf of

1180AM WFYL Radio, Christian Conservative talk

 

Please contact me if further information is needed,

Jane Taylor Toal, President/CEO/CFO

Citizens for Liberty (Sponsored by Valley Forge Patriots)

Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

Pure = Green Icon
Unknown = Yellow Icon
Hybrid = Red Icon

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

 

Kevin Williamson, NRO: “The ‘Right’ to Health Care”

“There isn’t one.
“With the American Health Care Act dominating the week’s news, one conversation has been unavoidable: Someone — someone who pays attention to public policy — will suggest that we pursue policy x, y, or z, and someone else — someone who pays a little less careful attention, who probably watches a lot of cable-television entertainment masquerading as news — responds: “The first thing we have to do is acknowledge that health care is a human right!” What follows is a moment during which the second speaker visibly luxuriates in his display of empathy and virtue, which is, of course, the point of the exercise.

“It’s kind of gross, but that’s where we are, politically, as a country.

“Here is a thought experiment: You have four children and three apples. You would like for everyone to have his own apple. You go to Congress, and you successfully persuade the House and the Senate to endorse a joint resolution declaring that everyone has a right to an apple of his own. A ticker-tape parade is held in your honor, and you share your story with Oprah, after which you are invited to address the United Nations, which passes the International Convention on the Rights of These Four Kids in Particular to an Individual Apple Each. You are visited by the souls of Mohandas Gandhi and Mother Teresa, who beam down approvingly from a joint Hindu-Catholic cloud in Heaven.
“Question: How many apples do you have?
“Declaring a right in a scarce good is meaningless. It is a rhetorical gesture without any application to the events and conundrums of the real world. If the Dalai Lama were to lead 10,000 bodhisattvas in meditation, and the subject of that meditation was the human right to health care, it would do less good for the cause of actually providing people with health care than the lowliest temp at Merck does before his second cup of coffee on any given Tuesday morning.
“Health care is physical, not metaphysical. It consists of goods, such as penicillin and heart stents, and services, such as oncological attention and radiological expertise. Even if we entirely eliminated money from the equation, conscripting doctors into service and nationalizing the pharmaceutical factories, the basic economic question would remain.

“We tend to retreat into cheap moralizing when the economic realities become uncomfortable for us. No matter the health-care model you choose — British-style public monopoly, Swiss-style subsidized insurance, pure market capitalism — you end up with rationing: Markets ration through prices, bureaucracies ration through politics. Price rationing is pretty straightforward: Think of Jesse James and his “Pay Up, Sucker!” tattoo on his palm. Political rationing is a little different: Sometimes it happens through waiting lists and the like, and sometimes it is just a question of money and clout. American progressives love the Western European medical model, but when Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi needed a pacemaker, he came to the United States to have it implanted.
“Rich people always get better stuff. That’s what it means to be rich. And money is only one resource: Political connections matter enormously in some places, as might a good family name or employment in a powerful firm. If you live in one of the poorer corners of the world, you may have “free” health care, meaning that if you should become infected with HIV, you will get a free aspirin. On the other hand, the Coca-Cola Company distributes antiretroviral drugs, free of charge, to employees around the world being treated for HIV.

“That may seem unfair to us. That may be unfair. That may be unfair. It may be unfair that you have four kids and three apples. After we are done lamenting the unfairness of it all, what do we do? . . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447389/health-care-rights-scarcity-controlling-factor

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: “After 6 Deadly Islamic Attacks and 238 Deaths in 3 Years – Paris Votes 90% for Macron”

An Islamic State terrorist killed one policeman and injured two others in an attack on the Champs Elysees in central Paris in April 2017.

Three police officers were shot, one was killed in the attack.

ISIS took credit for the deadly attack.

This was the sixth deadly terrorist attack in Paris in the last three years.

And this was the 21st deadly Islamic terrorist attack in France since the deadly Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015.

Islamists murdered seventeen people including eight employees at Charlie Hebdo.

At least 238 people have died in Islamist attacks since January 2015.

“On Sunday Paris voters chose the moderate status-quo candidate Emmanuel Macron over the fierce defender of France Marine le Pen
Macron won 90% of the vote in Paris.

“You can’t fix stupid.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/6-deadly-islamic-attacks-238-deaths-3-years-paris-votes-90-macron-update/

Greg Ip, WSJ: “Emmanuel Macron’s Win in France Offers a Reprieve for Europe’s Single Currency

Opponent Marine Le Pen raised valid criticisms of the euro and EU; Macron now has five years to prove her wrong

“Emmanuel Macron should thank the euro. While there were a lot of things French voters didn’t like about Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, perhaps foremost was her promise to ditch the common currency and bring back the franc, with the implicit threat of inflation and devaluation.

Yet there is irony to this. While Ms. LePen never offered a plausible path out of the Euro and the European Union, her critique of both was sound…”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/emmanuel-macrons-projected-win-in-france-offers-a-reprieve-for-the-euro-1494181576

Robert Costa & John Wagner, WaPo: “As some Republicans rush to defend House health bill, Senate GOP warily pauses”

If they are starting “from scratch” why did they wait until now to start?

“Several Republican leaders have formed a political barricade around the health-care bill that narrowly passed the House last week, defending how the legislation would change insurance coverage for people with preexisting illness or injury.

“But while House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Trump administration officials on Sunday rallied around the House legislation after intense criticism from Democrats, who say the bill would strip protections, moderate Senate Republicans were outright dismissive.

“The House bill is not going to come before us,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on ABC’s ‘This Week,’ adding that the Senate would be ‘starting from scratch.’

“The Republican split screen on health care revealed the frothing debate within the party about how to gut aspects of the Affordable Care Act, which became law in 2010 and whose demise has been promised by the Republican Party to its conservative base.

“A growing number of Senate Republicans are recasting President Trump’s Rose Garden celebration after the House vote as a mere starting point due to anxiety over how the House bill would affect Medicaid recipients in their states, insurance costs for people with conditions such as diabetes or cancer, or the breadth of health benefits in states that would be able to jettison current federal insurance requirements. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-some-republicans-rush-to-defend-house-health-bill-senate-gop-warily-pauses/2017/05/07/

James Barragan, Dallas News: “Gov. Greg Abbott signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban into law on Facebook Live”

“AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the state’s sanctuary city ban into law, achieving one of his major goals for the legislative session and enacting a bill that is almost certainly headed for legal challenges from opponents.

“‘Texans expect us to keep them safe, and that is exactly what we are going to do by me signing this law,’ Abbott said before inking his signature during a Facebook Live video Sunday night — the first time a Texas governor has signed a bill through an Internet live stream.

“Abbott, who designated the ban as an emergency item in January, signed the bill just four days after both chambers of the Legislature gave it final approval. Its passage is a major victory for Abbott and Republicans who advocate for stricter enforcement of immigration law. The Legislature has tried to pass a ban every session since 2011. . .”

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2017/05/07/abbott-signs-sanctuary-cities-ban-law

Nicole Gelinas, NY Post: “The debt-bubble landmine Obama left for Trump

“. . . The country’s last bubble was in housing. Between 2000 and 2007, Americans nearly doubled their mortgage debt, from $5.9 trillion to $10.6 trillion.

“This didn’t bother anyone in a position of power. The housing boom created millions of jobs, from construction to home-furnishing, and people felt rich.

“What bothered the pols was when the illusion broke.

“Since the 2008 crash, neither Democrats nor Republicans have been interested in creating a sturdier economy. Instead, they’ve built up another bubble, this time in the car and SUV industry.

“How? The same way: cheap debt. In 2010, Americans owed $809 billion on their cars (after adjusting for inflation). Today, they owe nearly $1.2 trillion, according to the New York Fed.

“And the rate of growth has been accelerating: Last year alone, Americans borrowed $93 billion to buy cars (after accounting for people who repaid such debt); 2016 was “the highest auto loan . . . year in the 18-year history of the data,” Fed researchers said, not entirely enthusiastically. . .”

http://nypost.com/2017/05/07/the-debt-bubble-landmine-obama-left-for-trump/

NOTES

 

“Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.” Lazarus Long

 

Bill Cunningham, 5/7/17: We have no budget and no wall but kept ObamaCare, sanctuary cities, and Planned Parenthood.

Somebody had to get paid for filling Gosnell’s shoes and Hillary is still out of jail!

 

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Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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