Watch the following from The Discovery Institute. It is scary to see how far many of the radical leaders of the environmental/animal rights movement will go to achieve their goals. For more information, visit http://www.waronhumans.com/
h/t National Review
Harry Reid is living in a fantasy land. Reid claims that the many Obamacare horror stories we have all heard are lies. Well, I have the letter from my husband’s employer stating that our insurance company was going to raise our premium by 28 % but the employer managed to keep it to 13.5%. That is still an increase of 13.5%. We have also seen a tremendous jump in costs for our sons’ therapy. Both boys receive private speech and occupational therapy (OT) because of their autism. Before Obamacare, we paid a $15 co-pay for each boy for each visit. Now, we have a $300 beginning deductible for each boy and the insurance company is only going to cover 80% of the charges. The boys each receive speech and OT for once hour once a week (eight visits a month).
Harry Reid can continue living in fantasy land but the rest of us have paperwork (and the bills!) detailing how much this is going to cost us.
This is one of the best speeches he has delivered on the Senate floor. It is powerful and almost completely extemporaneous. Senator Rubio only glanced at his notes a few times.
Rubio notes that only three leaders in the Western hemisphere have spoken out against what is happening in Venezuela. Watch this powerful speech:
These ads are life-affirming looks at the sacrifices women make to take care of others–especially children.
Lingerie company, Wacoal, created the ad campaign to show that all women are beautiful. These are wonderful ads–just be sure to watch them with tissue at hand. They come out of Thailand but they have English subtitles.
Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards thinks that women need abortion for Valentine’s Day.
Planned Parenthood of Maryland posted the following photo on Twitter:
For Planned Parenthood, Valentine’s Day isn’t about love, it’s about sex—and the two are not synonymous.
PPFA’s various campaigns only promote sex without commitment which may work for many men but, for women, it leaves them with the uncertainty (and a possible pregnancy) that a lack of commitment leads to. I think single women everywhere need to claim Beyonce’s “Put A Ring On It” as an anthem and tell PPFA to stop giving men an excuse to use them and leave them.*
*Not all men are like this.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
My husband and I actually celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary earlier this week. The keys to success? Always, always, always put the other one first (if you both do this, it works very well). Always talk to each other. Always say “I love you.” When you are angry, go to another room (or at least the opposite corner) and think about what you are going to say before you say it. Never, under any circumstances, say “I hate you” or “I want a divorce”–once these statements have left your lips, they hang in the air during every subsequent argument. Try not to raise your voice when you disagree.
Appreciate every little thing the other person does. If my husband does the dishes (which he does nearly every day), I know he does them to say thank you for all that I do.
Back each other up. If I tell my daughter that she can’t have an Instagram account because I think she is too young, my husband backs me up and agrees with me. If he tells her that she can’t go on a ski trip because her basketball team has a game that weekend (and she’s on the team), I agree with him. Our kids know they can’t pit us against each other because we work as a team. Oh, and don’t fight or argue in front of them.
Of course, it helps to be married to the most wonderful person in the world.
There are whole books dedicated to the subject but these are on my short list of rules.
Many conservatives are going to be upset about this and liberals are already beginning to crow. Greg Sargent over at the Washington Post’s Plum Line notes–from the liberal perspective:
“The era of economic hostage taking and ransom demands should finally be behind us,” Senator Patty Murray told me today. “House GOP leaders have finally bowed to the reality that they need to put uncertainty and drama behind them and put the economy ahead of their party’s political tactics.” Also, as Jonathan Bernstein notes, this reflects a GOP recognition that the Tea Party must be marginalized, not placated.
But what they fail to see is that, strategically, this works better for Republicans. Boehner is trying to keep the focus on Obamacare. If Republicans fought Democrats over the debt limit, the Democrats could waltz into the election cycle for 2014 with a different issue to battle over and this would keep the discussion off of Obamacare.
Reversing Obamacare or modifying this monolithic legislation will prevent a brutal addition to our debt. Republicans need to force Democrats to talk–and run on– Obamacare.
Obamacare is horrible, costly, and job-altering legislation that will destroy our economy.
This isn’t to say that raising the debt limit is a good thing–it’s only strategic. This administration’s constant need to raise the debt limit is telling. The CBO is sounding the alarm about the national debt but this White House will not listen. We need to win in 2014 to put control back in the hands of social and fiscal conservatives.