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No love for NY Times op-ed
writer whose insurance was cancelled

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/11/2013 6:02:00 PM

Perhaps the most entertaining facet of watching the scales fall from liberal´s eyes about Obamacare is the absolute shock they experience when their liberal friends chastise them for complaining. Lori Gottlieb, a contributing editor for The Atlantic and a psychotherapist, writes in the NY Times about her conversation with Blue Anthem insurance and the reaction by her "friends" on Facebook when she posted about it: THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that I would have to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ktwo, 11/11/2013 6:14:06 PM     (No. 9608504)

It will work out. Lorri does not yet understand the wisdom of social engineering.

When the middle class is made poor they will feel rich because everything will be free.

And the rich will then feel poor because they will have to pay for everything they receive.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/11/2013 6:16:02 PM     (No. 9608506)

Hey - she´ll get free birth control pills and gender re-assignment surgery along with that whopping premium increase. Why are liberals complaining?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Subal, 11/11/2013 6:17:55 PM     (No. 9608507)

Oh, my bleeding heart!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/11/2013 6:25:17 PM     (No. 9608516)

#2 Even Lori will come to a full understanding after she no longer needs birth control pills, and there´s no undoing gender reassignment surgery ~ which usually isn´t all that successful so she won´t be able to use her subsidies on condoms!

Why should she continue to be forced to pay premiums for these things that don´t apply to her ~

~ outside of our big horselaugh at her stupidity, what´s in that for anyone.

Maybe we should stop her mistakes now before she wastes all our money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/11/2013 6:27:07 PM     (No. 9608518)

Nothing I enjoy more than an Obamacare sob story from a flaming liberal Obama voter.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/11/2013 6:35:20 PM     (No. 9608527)

Misery loves company!
Obama is hell bent on making us all equally miserable, but he and Mrs. Moocher don´t care..they have their slush fund to pay for the best care money can buy.
Dope and Chains.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BreakRight, 11/11/2013 6:37:31 PM     (No. 9608531)

Obama´s apology reminds me of Clinton: "just put some ice on it" and it´ll feel better.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dipi, 11/11/2013 6:45:39 PM     (No. 9608541)

I see no problem here. If she gets sick all she needs to do is drink her koolaid and call Obama in the morning.
You libs put this clown back in the White House, now suffer the consequences of your poor judgment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 11/11/2013 6:53:40 PM     (No. 9608554)

Let´s see if the old adage still applies: A conservative is just a liberal who has been mugged.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Grateful, 11/11/2013 6:58:59 PM     (No. 9608558)

FTA: "The redistribution of wealth should be celebrated - even if it is murderously ruinous to your family´s financial condition." Libs have no problem with redistribution of wealth as long as it´s the wealth of someone else. They can´t grasp the notion of the equal distribution of poverty when their own wealth is taken from them and given to the lo-fos.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 11/11/2013 7:11:47 PM     (No. 9608570)

The "liberal" mindset celebrates redistribution, because that is their religion.

Envy is a major part of natural religion: "Take from thy neighbor, especially if he has more than you." And "If there is a God, he must favor redistribution to you from anyone who has more." This is the Communist, Socialist, Progressive creed.

Too many "Jewish" and "Christian" clergy have betrayed the God of the Torah and the New Testament, and have added their voice to the anti-Biblical view of the pagans liberals.

Charitable giving must always be without compulsion, and God requires the giver to monitor the merits and demerits of the recipients, nurturing the godly and requiring the ungodly to show solid evidence of a good faith effort to follow wisdom.

My charitable funds will run out long before I come to the end of my own list of deserving recipients. The state religion would consider my beneficiaries to be bigots, "haters," and "mentally ill" for believing the ideals that God has given, and would send them to "sensitivity training" (re-education camps).

The state religion can go to h*ll! And can take the phony synagogues and churches with them! I look to the faithful remnant to bring genuine reformation to the churches and synagogues!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 11/11/2013 7:24:38 PM     (No. 9608585)

So you see, Lori, that we on the Right aren´t just a bunch of selfish jerks after all. We knew Obamacare would cost VASTLY more than advertised, though even I didn´t expect a $5400 hit. See, Lori, that´s how it unfailingly works out with social engineering - somebody promises something to somebody else "and it will pay for itself." Never does. Never even comes close. Always runs from ten to a hundred to several thousand times more than presaged, and even as the costs keep on skyrocketing, we get told by the savants that "we just haven´t ´invested´ enough yet." IOW: Whatever it costs now ain´t a drop in the bucket to what it´s GOING to cost down the road.

Think I´m exaggerating, Lori? You´re too young to remember the Sixties when LBJ´s War on Poverty go going, and how we were going to do away with poverty forever, and how in the long run we´d SAVE money. Started out in the few billion range; 50 years later it´s costing us a few trillion a year, Lori. You liberals are always shocked, SHOCKED to find gambling going on in the back rooms, and by the time a handful of you wake up, it´s completely unstoppable because a very large (and voting) constituency has grown up around it - one that not infrequently votes not once, not twice, but several times.

In case you miss the point, Lori, it´s C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N writ large, and anybody who tries to point this out gets tarred by New York Times op-editors. You may even know a few colleagues who have done the tarring. You may even see one every morning when you look in the mirror. Now you sing a sad song as your, uh, "friends" talking about the Boston Fire Department.

Happy sails, Lori. Reality can be a real b-word.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: tnorling, 11/11/2013 7:47:10 PM     (No. 9608608)

The pathetically hopefulness of the Right is just that. Hello fellow conservatives! Failure they are used to (in our terms). It´s equality, not great economic gains. Sho shtupid.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: joew9, 11/11/2013 7:53:36 PM     (No. 9608614)

She´s complaining about $5400 increase. I´ve done the math. I predict it will increase another 3k$ every year for several more to come. Until she can´t afford it at all.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tennman, 11/11/2013 8:31:25 PM     (No. 9608645)

Karma does happen.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/11/2013 9:08:59 PM     (No. 9608672)

Lori, soon your uncaring friends will begin to be dumped from their employers´ plans and then you will see their true colors. They will be whining and wailing with you!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/12/2013 12:37:41 AM     (No. 9608852)

Poor liberal fools. Having health insurance doesn´t mean you´ll get quality medical care. Two totally separate items.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/12/2013 3:27:07 AM     (No. 9608922)

Hey, Lori´s a psychotherapist?

Things will even out for her, at least: now that Obamacare covers mental health issues, she´ll get patients she wouldn´t have had before, so she´ll have more money to pay for her health insurance.

Oh, wait. Lori might not want to provide her services at the rates Obamacare authorizes.

Too bad for Lori.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: red oak, 11/12/2013 6:56:20 AM     (No. 9609015)

This is the first time a liberal has proclaimed in the NY Times that a progressive policy has hurt the middle class. A breakthrough.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mazeman, 11/12/2013 7:20:58 AM     (No. 9609047)

And by the time she gets Stage 4 cancer (not wishing that, mind you) there´ll be "cost-saving" limits in place for her treatment options. So much for the silver lining.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: M2, 11/12/2013 8:02:55 AM     (No. 9609111)

The is is the credo of the radical communitarians that the US is now being run by. Individual rights, indivdual concerns are "selfish." So get with the program and feel good about your sacrifices.

How about calling them what they are? Communists. They´re not "communitarians". These people are so history-deprived, they don´t even know what a Communist is, let alone how dangerous such "communitarian" thinking is. They think they´re virtuous.

I wonder what they would do if I knocked on their door and said, "I want a third of your paychecks from now on". Would they say, "Sure, I´m okay with that"? Or would they say, Hell no?

The redistribution of wealth is going exactly as Obama planned, while people are scratching their heads wondering how stupid this administration is and wailing when their own oxes get gored. But someone else´s ox is just find. Gore away.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rustycfc, 11/12/2013 8:06:06 AM     (No. 9609117)

Now ain;t that a shame.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: figowitz, 11/12/2013 8:45:30 AM     (No. 9609180)

"Better put some ice on that", you idiot doofus

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/12/2013 8:50:18 AM     (No. 9609187)

Remember back when Obama admitted that he was out to bankrupt the coal industry, if he would do that, what makes you think that he would not purposefully do that to the health insurance industry or any other industry that the liberal Democrats, progressives or socialists do not like?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/12/2013 9:33:20 AM     (No. 9609272)

Lori, It´s all about a means to an end. Haven´t your heard you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet? Well, Obama intends to crack a lot of eggs, yours included. This is just the beginning too. Wait until you need a medical procedure that is denied because it is not cost effective. When it´s your life on the line, will you be as supportive of him? Or will you like your fellow travelers be calling in every favor you can? Connections will matter. They always do under a system like this. That is what your brand of equality brings but that will be okay, won´t it? Self-preservation trumps fairness when push comes to shove. Equality to progressives has been and always will be conditional. Hypocrisy is a bedrock of liberal thinking. The well connected will do okay. The rest of us, not so much.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/12/2013 9:42:50 AM     (No. 9609292)

#12 and #25 I hope you repost your great comments on the Slimes web site or email them to Lori herself"

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Adam, 11/12/2013 10:30:13 AM     (No. 9609406)

have we been mugged by reality, Lori?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/12/2013 10:44:07 AM     (No. 9609429)

I haven´t yet heard anyone mention the untended consequence of reduced disposable income.

Hundreds of bucks per month taken out of families´ income doesn´t bode well for the economy. One used to be able to buy a new flat-screen or an appliance with that money. Maybe it´s the difference in getting a mortgage or not.

Of course, Justice Roberts could rule that we buy those items anyhow.

How does one get a 50 inch TV into a cardboard box shelter?





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Reply 29 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/12/2013 11:18:08 AM     (No. 9609504)

As part of Obamacare, a pool for uninsured with preexisting conditions (PCIP) was started. After 3 years the number of people enrolled has grown to 100,000. The point is that no matter how sick, there is a maximum price the market will bear for health care. The people in the program now will continue into Obamacare because they will save some on premiums.

But the millions who lose their existing coverage are going to have to think long and hard about paying so much more for Obamacare. By February of March, something is going to have to give.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Amicus Veritatis, 11/12/2013 12:32:27 PM     (No. 9609629)

Lori:

You are obviously not aware how much the insurance plan incease is for your kitty cat!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/12/2013 1:31:40 PM     (No. 9609724)

I sometimes wonder if any liberal, progressive or what ever they claim to be, has ever read a history book. If the have, they should have noticed that every government that has acted in the way that they want has failed. There has NEVER been a successful socialist government in the recorded history of mankind. And even though GOD has commanded "Thou shall not covet", mankind has and does always covet. And therein lies the problem. There will always be someone that wants what someone else has, and expects it to be given to him for free. Just like the lo-fo´s do.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Really?, 11/12/2013 4:08:59 PM     (No. 9609970)

Lori should start "friending" Democrat members of Congress and their staff. After all, they were the ones who engineered this wonderful gift to the uninsured and surely THEY will be glad to chip in a few hundred a month. Oh wait....what ? They voted themselves an exemption ?

Welcome to the enlightened but frustrated "minority" Lori.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/12/2013 7:04:39 PM     (No. 9610192)

But, you know, Lori will go right back to the polls next year and vote again for the same progressive riff raff, then again in 2016, then again in 2018....This progressive mindset needs to be broken somehow and we must free the flock from this terrible vice.

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
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The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his


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