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Hardened heart of Obama: will take executive action on immigration after summer

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

According to Christian Science Monitor, Mr. Obama is going to encode his will for border disintegrity in a few weeks, using an executive order.

Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says.

It seems an unwise move, but his nature seems to be aligned to sacrificing other people to his will, regardless of the cost.

It reminds me of the pharaoh of Egypt.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants…”
Exodus 10:1

A wise scholar known as Ramban taught that the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that Pharaoh could freely choose to let Israel go or to retain them as slaves. Had the Lord not hardened Pharaoh’s heart, the plagues of trouble laid down on Egypt might have compelled Pharaoh to let the Israelites to go: not a freely chosen decision. And in the end, Pharaoh’s heart was so hard that he did send his chariots and charioteers after the Israelites.

Back to 2014 and the USA/Mexico border…

It was Pharaoh’s will to keep a foreign people, the Israelites, inside the Egyptian border as slaves, while Mr. Obama wants to sucker people from other lands through our border, into the USA, not as slaves per se but as easy-to-exploit workers.

Unwise for Pharaoh, unwise for Mr. Obama.

Health care rationing by the Klan Parenthood, Sebelius

Thanks, Dr. Manny Alvarez, for your opinion, Secretary Sebelius, stop hiding behind bureaucratic rules and save a child’s life.

This is just the beginning of health care rationing by the compassionate bureaucrats of Obamacare, in this case, by the Klan Parenthood shill, Kathleen Sebelius. The Klan Parenthood always loves to see children die, and it’s all perfectly legal.

1938: what is your answer?

Reading around at PJMedia.com, I saw this What if Hitler had won WWII? article. The article is about this 1992 novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris.

It is an excellent book.

To me, it is a book about Auschwitz/Oświęcim and how a German finds undeniable evidence of extermination.

It makes you think, "What would I have done in Germany, in 1938?" For the West, that question is the ghost in every man’s past. The answer to that question is the substance of your humanity.

After I read that book back in 1992 or so, it stimulated me to move from fiction to non-fiction, to educate myself about the holocaust. There is a lot to learn.

In the Soviet satellite states before 1989, they used to say that the Soviets had stolen their history, and that protecting and recovering what they could of that history was a vitally important task. It is good advice, not just for Poland, but for everyone in the West, including here in the USA.

Memorial to Polish soldiers massacred at Katyn Forest.

Rush, you are wrong, today.

I did not have time to listen to El Rushbo today, but I did catch some of the transcript, linked from Drudge Report.

Rush, you are wrong.

The Santa Claus analogy is facile, Maha Rushie, and it makes superficial sense, but it smells like quitter talk. It is a license to give up and not engage, or, as the teachers say in Rio Linda, "I need a break from this classroom of screaming kids."

I’d hate to see you jump the proverbial shark because the nefarious BHO caught a lucky break.

It’s OK if you feel down in the mouth for another day or so, Prof. Limbaugh, but I hope you trim your sails and get back in the race by Open Line Friday.

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision.

The Chief Rabbi presents an interesting way to analyze this as “justification by the highest source of authority in the culture at any given age.”

I agree with you, Chief Rabbi. In every age they try to destroy the Jews, but usually by some new strategy —

This time it is just to persecute and destroy them because of _______.

— and you fill in the blank with the highest source of authority in the prevailing culture.

And it makes one wonder: what other grinning works of violence do they seek to establish under color of law or justice?

Ezekiel Emanuel

Brett Kimberlin one of many character assassins

Apparently there is some goombah felon up in Maryland named Brett Kimberlin who makes it his mission in life to be like Michael Corleone, wiping out all of his enemies. Lately, one victim has been blogger Aaron Walker, who posted his experience of the intimidations and threats, viz.

And I am going to tell you about how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me for a crime. He attempted to make authorities in Maryland believe that on January 9, 2012, as we were both exiting a courtroom, I essentially beat him up. You will see him claim that I “decked” him, that the sheriff’s deputies had to separate me from him, that I kept coming at him and the deputies had to restrain me.

And then you will see video of the incident and realize that all of this is a lie. I will even show you a second video that contrasts Kimberlin’s words with the video footage. That is right, you are not going to have to believe my word. You will only have to believe your eyes.

And apparently, he has money behind him and political protection. It is a bad business.

And Kimberlin is apparently just the extreme case of the typical whispering campaigns and blacklisting that occur from the left. Remember: Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy did not run the Hollywood Blacklist. It was Hollywood itself that blacklisted directors, actors and writers.

Cf.,

  1. Instapundit: WHAT IT FEELS LIKE to be targeted
  2. Conservative Commune: Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin Harassed, Tried to Frame Blogger Aaron Worthing
  3. Breitbart via The Other McCain: Who Warned Us About Brett Kimberlin?
  4. American Power: Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin and the Left’s Political (and Criminal) Intimidation Network

Obama golfs while the shrimpers die.

It is hard to attain this level of multi-dimensional, coordinated hypocrisy. It takes real talent.

  1. BHO: "Republicans are devils."

    Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
    Jun 19, 6:07 PM (ET)
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention.

  2. BHO: "British Petroleum chief is a devil."

    White House chief: Yacht trip another gaffe by BP
    Jun 19, 2:26 PM (ET)
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s chief of staff says BP chief executive Tony Hayward has committed yet another in a “long line of PR gaffes” but attending a yacht race in England while the Gulf oil spill disaster continues.

    Hayward faced a fresh avalanche of criticism as news circulated Saturday that he was at a yacht competition around the Isle of Wight.

    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is mocking Hayward’s infamous statement that he wishes the crisis were over so could have his life back.

  3. BHO: "Five hours of golf. Nice."

    Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.
    By Bridget Johnson – 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

    Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

Meanwhile the shrimpers down in the Gulf of Mexico see their livelihood vanish, but it’s no concern of the Oval Office on its golf outing.

Hide the salami

Karl Rove mentions another piece of hot info from CBO boss Elmendorf, concerning the tax increases built into the Senate health care takeover bill.

Under questioning at a Senate hearing Tuesday, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that the $500 billion in tax hikes in the Baucus bill would be passed onto consumers, jacking up insurance premiums. That undercuts the argument that Democratic reforms will make health care more affordable.

– Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, Obama Hasn’t Closed the Health-Care Sale

However, you cannot find Elmendorf’s actual testimony anywhere. Not on this topic.

Meanwhile, the Senate and White House controllers meet behind closed doors, the Death Überpanel.

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials and Senate Democrats are meeting in private to iron out differences on a health care overhaul that could affect every American. In public, they’re united by a common enemy: the health insurance industry.

ERICA WERNER, Democrats work to finalize health legislation
Oct 15, 3:12 AM (ET).

That’s a lot of transparency: yeah, a lot of negative transparency.

These guys are getting to be better than Bill Clinton at playing Hide The Salami.

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

Super article from an experienced protester who dates back to the 1960s. It’s graceful and links to many photos she captured from among the marchers.

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

In 1967, I was the radical Alinsky wrote the rules for. On the political cutting edge, I’d been arguing with fellow students and coworkers for years about Vietnam, and my growing disgust with my country led me down many winding roads of anti-American thought. I was counterculture before there was a name for it, skipping my prom and graduation as “bourgeois,” going barefoot, braless, and unshaven, and collecting tattoos at the only place in town those days — a crummy hole-in-the-wall next to downtown D.C.’s Greyhound station.

…On the morning of September 12, I left for the march with my camera. Since every picture’s worth a thousand words, I thought that would be the easiest and fastest way to communicate what really took place.

But what was going to take place? How many people would show? Though in my gut — with the latest victories of the new media over the old (Van Jones, ACORN) — I felt momentum building, I was really just one person going without a group, a strategy, or a plan…

All seemed informed and concerned, but cheerful and optimistic. I knew this feeling from before — it begins when you move from concern to action.
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The best sign in the gallery

The best sign in the gallery

Something I noticed from her photos: There were no black bloc of people wearing the black garb and black masks.

Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak

Tom Blumer gives a good rundown on Ez. Emanuel’s charnel house, including the oxymoronic "whole lives" ethical system, the fig leaf to be used by these guys for rationing.

Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak
Zeke recently embarked on a reputation rehab tour and now squeaks that he’s no longer so bleak. You can tell that the administration knows it has a serious problem on its hands, because the doctor even found time in his interview rounds to get with the lefty-despised Washington Times.

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Another telling detail is the emergency visit to the Washington Times by Ez. Emanuel for an interview. Highly unlikely in fat times, but necessary this month.

Ezekiel Emanuel and his charnel house

Ezekiel Emanuel’s infamous advocacy of death panels, under color of a "complete lives ethical system," results in a decision curve that the death panel would likely have in mind as they decide our health care rationing choices. Here is the lone figure from a recent article by Emanuel in the British journal The Lancet. It is a decision curve for the death panel, displaying their age-based priority for receiving scarce medical interventions under the complete lives system.

Dworkin's curve.  Click image to view full size.

Dworkin's curve. Click image to view full size.

● We recommend an alternative system—the complete lives system—which prioritises younger people who have not yet lived a complete life, and also incorporates prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value principles…

● Rather than saving the most lives, prognosis allocation aims to save the most life-years. This strategy has been used in disaster triage…

● We consider several important objections to the complete lives system.

The complete lives system discriminates against older people. Age-based allocation is ageism. Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years. Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not…

article summary and subscription link to The Lancet
Figure, cf. RM Dworkin, Life’s dominion, Knopf (1993).

Back-of-the-envelope estimate of national health cost per age group

Back-of-the-envelope estimate of national health cost per age group

What the authors, Ezekiel Emanuel, Alan Wertheimer and Govind Persad leave out of their article is a curve that expresses the relative fraction of the national health care bill that each age group generates. It might look something like this back-of-the-envelope estimate (at left). We all know that a large fraction of health care costs go to helping our seasoned citizens …perhaps not 65% as shown but still a relatively large percentage.

This large percentage is what the complete lives system targets for elimination. This curve is what motivates the intellectual gymnastics of the complete life rationing system, and it will surely be on the table at the meeting of each death panel convened by the Health Choices Commissioner, which will use both curves to decide which health care choice you get.

The Emanuel article claims as an advantage his "intuition that death of adolescents is worse than that of infants or elderly."

That is the intuition of a charnel house.

I do not consent to that intuition. I am a humanist, advocating the incomparable value of every human person.

Melody Barnes YouTube does not diminish euthanasia worries.

Talking down euthanasia in the White House is the job of Melody Barnes, a domestic policy specialist. But there is no direct, substantive message from the president, only a sound bite of about 2 seconds’ duration; video at 1:48.

The president saying, “Well, that would be kind of morbid,” is not much of a denial. If they want to set that particular fear to rest, then they need to do a lot more than give out an off the cuff sound bite. I disregard everything Melody Barnes said; she is not a decisionmaker.

If you look at the House bill, HR 3200, there are only 6 places where the word "consent" is used:

2 references to the Senate’s advise and consent process for presidential appointments
  Health Choices Commissioner (p. 41)
  Special Inspector General (p. 107)
1 reference to a payment process
  Patient Centered Medical Homes (p. 466)
2 references to enrollment methods
  Medicare Advantage and Part D Marketing (p. 698)
1 reference to patient care
  School-Based Health Clinics (p. 992)

In other words, not much for patient consent.

I ferevently hope that someone will start asking questions about patient consent in the various health care plans. That would have to be the safeguard against anything like rationing or euthanasia.

  1. Will the prime limiting act on health care options be the exercise of consent by the patient or will some other entity have prime responsibility for limiting health care options?
  2. How will the government assure that withdrawal of consent by elderly individuals or any other individual cannot be overridden by the Health Choices Commissioner?
  3. Will school based health clinics (SBHC) and other organizations have a legal requirement stronger than "an assurance" to obtain the consent of each individual they serve?
  4. Will SBHCs and other service providers have annual institutional review and audit of adequate safeguarding of patient consent at every stage of medical service?

As soon as these guys in D.C. start hearing those kinds of questions, we will get to the heart of the matter.

Look up HR 3200 in Congress’ database