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Re-Post: GOP hates Obamacare Cuz Pres Obama snatched Ayn Rand’s wig

GOP hates ACA Cuz Pres Obama snatched Ayn Rand’s wig

@zizii2

[This week's earth shattering news of Obamacare enrollment numbers outperforming all projections and leaving GOP heads exploded all over the land, reminded me of a piece I posted here on on Sept 27, 2013, just before the ACA Healthcare Exchanges opened in October. We all know how the narrative unfolded thereafter up till the happy finale this week. Pres Obama's foes are ANGRY about something more fundamental than the number of enrollees. Their JIG IS UP]

Here’s why……

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When we board a plane what is the first thing Flight Attendants demonstrating passenger safety instructions, tell us to do in case of emergency? “…an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you… secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.” That’s Rational Self Interest.

Self-Preservation

With the exception of religious cultists who abdicate control over their own being, we as INDIVIDUALS instinctively strive for SELF-PRESERVATION especially when our life is threatened. It’s an existential article of faith. And nothing crystalizes this fact more readily than when we NEED healthcare to prevent or cure illness.

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Rational Self-Interest in economics is when a person “makes economic decisions that benefit them the most.” Is that not what we’ve been told real capitalism is supposed to be about? Marketplaces, competition, and consumers making choices based on what is best for them? So why do the GOP and their wealthy backers hate PBO for enacting this model of capitalism?

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He is exposing them for their fake capitalism….

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In the perverse Ayn Randian philosophy that the likes of the Koch brothers espouse, there’s talk of pursuing one’s own interests only. But in actuality what they have told their rubes is that they must sacrifice their economic interests in service of ideology. In other words 1%ers preach cultural adherence and ideological purity to their followers while they themselves siphon every public asset and good to themselves. It’s a faith-based heist of the commonweal.

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President Obama co-opted Ayn Rand’s idea of rational self-interest, turned it on its head, and the Republican Kochsters HATE him for it. The ACA challenges the ability of the Bircher puppetmasters and their corporate ilk to control their rubes over the single most important and intimate aspect of their lives; healthcare. But worse for them it has electoral implications, at least in the near term. Kochsters know it, we know it, and ordinary Americans will soon know it too. As VP Biden said, it’s a BFD, positively for ordinary Americans, and negatively for the Kochsters.

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Healthcare is ground zero. It’s a singular necessity of life in which no one can live vicariously through another person’s. In an airplane emergency if your oxygen mask IS working you hold on to yours for dear life regardless of whether the passenger in seat 53G’s mask is working or not. That’s Rational Self-Interest. You can’t bullshit people about what they are getting or not getting. Healthcare is personal. Too intimate. No one ever forgets what that experience is like or costs. The impact is visceral. The numbers don’t lie. People know that they paid $1500 out of pocket last year for an MRI and now it is covered under ACA.

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Earlier this year I paid copay as I have done for every mammogram since turning forty. Last month I got a refund check. I shouldn’t have been charged because of Obamacare. Can’t fudge or massage that fact. And that is what Republicans fear. Cruz called it a “sugar high”. We call it OBJECTIVE REALITY, or as Colbert says “Reality has a well-known liberal bias”. That is why the 1%ers see the Affordable Care Act as the “Most Dangerous” legislation ever. If people LIKE it, the Kochsters can’t take it away from them, Evah!

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As President Obama said yesterday, Americans have every right to act for their own benefit and nobody else’s when it comes to healthcare. He said:

“Don’t take my word for it. Find out for yourself”

Simple but a very profound affront to the Kochsters manner of continuing the trick that President Andrew Jackson pulled on non-propertied whites in the mid 19th century in which he convinced them to trade in their economic interests for the empty veneer of racial superiority and cultural solidarity.

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It’s worked for decades, where over and over again the very constituencies who should be picking up pitchforks against corporate greed and callousness of the 1%ers, instead align themselves with those very interests detrimental to their own economic welfare.

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The ACA is pivotal to the entire house of deceptive cards crumbling, in which the tiny minority that is the wealthy class in this country, has successfully hoodwinked the majority of White working class to consistently defend the interests of the rich minority. Pres Obama peeled open the nugget yesterday when he asked:

“Now do you think if you get sick or if you get hurt and you get stuck with a massive bill, these same folks, they are going to help you out? Or are they gonna pay for your healthcare?”

(Only the relevant 55 seconds plays)

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When my son heard PBO ask that question, as we were driving back from his oral surgery yesterday, he sneeringly said without my prompting, “Why, they think we’re stoooopid?” Exactly Pres Obama’s point. My son belongs to the very demographic that those creepy Koch ads are aimed at. He asked why the billionaires are wasting money on TV ads which neither he nor his peers watch, and certainly not the You Tube versions which they routinely “skip.” But he liked the healthcare.gov prompts that show the biker injured from a fall, and even the quirky Adorable Care Act posters. Apart from savvily wrapping the ACA in the blanket of rational self interest, the Obama admin is honing HOW to deliver that message to the target audience. Kochsters are throwing away money at a lost cause.

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President Obama pinpointed a very important FACT during his speech in Largo, MD, yesterday, whose significance no one, not Republicans, or even the media dared touch. He said:

“What are they afraid of? They’re afraid people are gonna try it, and like it”

President Obama’s entire array of economic, social and even foreign policies have all revolved around one core belief: that ordinary people can and must be empowered to advance themselves, using the galvanizing power of government as catalyst ONLY. Their extent of success is determined by the level and innovation of skill, dexterity of execution of ideas, the hunger to keep perfecting those ideas, and the flexibility to adapt to rapid change. Sounds simple but to the wealthy classes, their hold on power is only tenable if ordinary people are NOT empowered. It’s a zero sum game to them.

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Voting Against One’s Economic Self-Interest

The conversation between President Obama and Joe the Plumber in the run up to the 2008 elections was exactly about that idea of government providing the even playing field through progressive taxation, for ordinary people to be able to compete in the attainment of their OWN economic rational self interest in the classic capitalist sense.

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Sadly Joe the Plumber was so wedded to his fantasies of belonging to the 1%er class that he failed to see Pres Obama’s point. So he lost out. Where is he now after dancing along as the GOP puppets yanked him every which way? That’s what ideology is intended to do: stop the rubes from ever rising up from their induced crouch.

That exchange between Pres Obama & Wurzelbacher illustrates how successfully Kochsters have deluded sections of the working class.

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PBO Disrobes the “Emperor”

That is why the GOP paymasters find PBO exceptionally threatening. Many on the far left have said President Obama has done nothing remotely “liberal” to warrant the “socialist/communist” moniker that the rightwing has given him. That’s precisely what makes him dangerous; He is reorienting CAPITALISM from the perverted morass it has been in over the last 40 years, into a freight train for empowering ordinary people. He’s exposed the status quo economic order as simply a façade for a kleptocracy masquerading as capitalism, and stifling innovation. Scandalous! How dare he?

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Sure, the economic turnaround notwithstanding, GOP and corporate stenographers repeatedly lob the silly insult at PBO for not having any business experience. Romney took that point to absurd levels even as his own campaign was run as an abysmal business failure.

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President Obama snatched Ayn Rand’s wig in that he is redefining those functions that Libertarians allow government to perform, most notably DEFENSE. He is rudely substituting Healthcare for that without an iota of apology. In PBO’s redefinition a strong nation state is one filled with HEALTHY people maximizing their potential in pursuit of their rational interests, not fancy munitions. Secondly whereas Rand’s binary thinking led her to see “community” as anathema to individual interests, PBO sees it instead as both lifeblood and dynamic marketplace that enables said individual to achieve anything at all. Healthcare is the test ground for his cooptation of Randian self-interest.

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ACA: The 3rd Revolutionary Safety Net

An important distinction to note is that the earlier 2 pillars of the social safety net, Social Security & Medicare, were severely limited in scope at their inception because FDR & LBJ had to make concessions to Dixiecrats, segregationists who did not want certain populations benefiting from those laws. So SS initially excluded coverage to majority of those professions that happened to be filled mostly by people of color, immigrants. Pegging Medicare’s eligibility age at 65 similarly cutout groups who had much lower life expectancy.

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But the ACA is the first law that does NOT limit access demographically, right out of the gate. Think about that. No one is excluded from participating, not by race, ethnicity, region, profession, or income. Taxation-wise it is the most progressive, unlike SS or Medicare taxes that absolve the wealthy from paying more. The wealthy pony up for the ACA, and they hate it.

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The ACA also breaks the stranglehold of employers on workers, who until now have hung onto miserable jobs for dear life cuz of healthcare, and have traded real wages for “benefit packages” whose worth start depreciating the very moment you start clocking into work. Paltry salaries will be revealed for what they truly are.

The boon will be for those raring to strike out on their own but have dared not take the risk because of healthcare security their employer provides, and the fear of illness bankrupting them should they leave.

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Signing up or preserving option to sign up for ACA is the fundamental pursuit of FREEDOM
ACA is freedom

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UPDATE

And Now on April 1, 2014 we see this!!!

That is millions of Americans who REFUSED to cow to rightwing and MSM propaganda blitz.

Instead they put on  their own “oxygen mask” and claimed the security of #Obamacae in rational self interest.

POWERFUL!

ACA

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Best of all April Fool’s joke was on Republicans and their media lackeys!

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When President Obama asked the potent question at his WH Rose Garden speech yesterday, April 1st,

I got to admit, I don’t get it…Why are people working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?”

[starting from 10:59 minute mark]

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Of course he knew the answer. The oligarchs hate that he’s unraveled their insidious con game. He beat them at it and reclaimed an important prize for we ordinary people who’ve borne the brunt of the system rigged against us.

Ant this prize is PERSONAL, our healthcare.

The venal Kochsters can only pry our #Obamacare from our cold dead fingers!!!

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DontTreadObamacare

110 Responses to “Re-Post: GOP hates Obamacare Cuz Pres Obama snatched Ayn Rand’s wig”


  1. 1 aquagranny911
    April 2, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Hola Peeps!

  2. April 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Seriously it’s about the wig?

  3. 7 aquagranny911
    April 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I never get here this early & read but seldom post. However, today I had to fight off a marauding predator from my casa at 5 AM so I’m here now. I ♥ my President! Have a great day everyone!

  4. April 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    this was wonderful the first time I read it, and it is once again.

    The point you made about freeing workers is so true. So unbelievably true, and we’ve been hearing stories about people who are now free from employment that was draining their soul.

    I was so proud of the President yesterday. I can’t even explain how happy I was to hear those numbers. Those are real lives being changed forever.

  5. 13 Judith Fardig
    April 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Still fiercely proud of our President and the ACA success he fought so hard for.

    • 14 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      And that so many individuals and groups fought for, such as YOU, Judith … and I thank you!

    • 17 nathkatun7
      April 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I am also proud of my President and his team! But I am equally proud you, Judith, and all the people who worked so hard, and so selflessly, to bring about this monumental change! For the first time in a long time, I am proud that my government did some thing to improve the lives of citizens instead of focusing on sending young people to go die, or be maimed for life, in stupid wars.

  6. 18 japa21
    April 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    zizi, well done. And a perfect reminder of why PBO is both feared and loved. He is loved because he believes in the rights and empowerment of the individual. He is feared because he believes in the rights and empowerment of the individual.

    He is a believer in capitalism. And despite what the haters on the left think, that isn’t bad. He is a believer in a true free market type of capitalism, which is not what the haters on the right believe in. A true free market capitalism is not one that is free of regulation. A true free market capitalism is one which provides for individuals to have choices to choose from, truly letting the market determine success or failure.

    The right prefers that indiviudal decision making be taken out of the equation. They prefer mass consolidation of companies so real choice is limited and people are, in effect forced to choose what the powers that be what them to choose.

    ACA is an ideal example of free market capitalism. Yes, there are regulations as to what has to be provided. But then it is private companies that have to compete, in a fair and nonmonopolistic way, for an individual’s business. As the exchanges open up to more and more people over the next few years, as insurance is no longer under the purview of employers, this will become even more important.

    Yes, PBO wanted a public option. But that woudl also be an extension of free market capitalism, just icnreasing the competitive field.

    PBO is, as you say, turning the concept of capitalism on its head, changing the perspective from a top down, the end user be damned perspective to allowing the end user to be a major player.

    Thank you for writing this, as it helps clarify my thinking on this subject. Despite what some say, he is not a corporatist, but he is a capitalist. And that is fine by me.

  7. April 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Listening to the President yesterday about the man who was paying 30,000/year, and now it’s down to 9,500/year…….

    THAT’S REAL MONEY…and folks will not forget that.

  8. 23 Nena20409
    April 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Zizi2, You did it.

    Nothing worth getting is ever so easy. It took nearly 100yrs. It took Pres Obama. It has been fiercely fought by those agents with scrupulous behavior in our midst. POTUS did a Ted Kennedy version of When does the Greed Stop. It was poignant and it will register.

    The great Beauty of it all? The explosion, exposure happened on April 1st 2014.

    Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

  9. April 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    So, wonderboy Jimmy Fallon mocks Obamacare surpassing its signup goal: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jimmy-fallon-mocks-obamacare-enrollment

    Yes, because people having the security of not going bankrupt when they get sick is a bad thing. Fucking useless.

  10. 28 Bill R.
    April 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm
  11. 29 dotster3
    April 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Zizi is smart! Clear insight, information and clarification. Wish this were required reading for all citizens (voters).

  12. 30 MightyPamela
    April 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Ziziii2, thank you for sharing your brilliance once again.

  13. April 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Had posted this late last night, and just wanted to share it again. Hope matters and can be profoundly transformational.

    #TrustBarack ….. He’s Earned It.

  14. 32 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Democrats running from President Obama and Obamacare? Not. Even.Close. (PHOTOS)

    // Republicans want you to believe that even Democrats are jumping ship in their support for President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, the truth is getting in the way of this convenient (for them) meme. There was solid proof it overnight in Ann Arbor. The last time President Obama came to Ann Arbor in January 2012, demand for tickets was huge with students lining up for them overnight. Tomorrow President Obama returns to the campus of the University of Michigan to deliver a speech about raising the minimum wage. Demand for tickets was just as high…

    …Make no mistake: Democrats are not abandoning President Obama or the Affordable Care Act. In fact, despite massive spending by the Koch brothers, Republicans, and conservative SuperPACs, approval is going up. If Republicans think they will win back the House by running against “Obamacare”, I have one thing to say: Please proceed. //

    http://www.eclectablog.com/2014/04/democrats-running-from-president-obama-and-obamacare-not-even-close-photos.html

  15. 35 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  16. April 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    No surprise …

    “The Russian dream of pro-Putin Crimeans is being shattered by harsh reality.

    Earlier this week, two thirds of the peninsula were left without electricity. Who is to blame is still unclear, but the supply of electricity from the mainland has been substantially reduced. Officials warn that soon the separatists will receive significantly higher electricity bills.

    The promises to pensioners also turned out to be a myth. Their pensions were never doubled, but simply converted into rubles, reports TSN.
    Pricing chaos. Empty banks and ATMs. Lines for several days at a time. These are the first results of “improvement,” Crimean-style. All the joys of civilization, which were obvious before, do not work. The lights can be turned off at any time. In one’s passport, an address that doesn’t exist. Salary cards are a bare piece of plastic. Lines for pay, are just like in old Soviet films. For Crimeans, these old films have become a reality.”

    More at the link in the tweet.

    Tzar Vlad will now get to reap the consequences of a couple million people being really angry.

  17. 43 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm
  18. April 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

    The President welcomes today’s congressional action to finalize an assistance package for Ukraine. This legislation will allow us to provide crucial support to Ukraine through loan guarantees that will facilitate access to needed financing to Ukraine as it takes essential steps to restore economic stability and return to growth and prosperity. The Administration supports the targeted sanctions authority provided in the bill to impose costs on individuals and entities who are responsible for acts of violence against the Ukrainian people or are undermining Ukraine’s peace, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity. Together with our international partners, the President will continue to build support for the Ukrainian people at this critical time. We also continue to urge Republicans in Congress to stop blocking important IMF reforms to ensure the IMF has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission and expand the tools available for Ukraine and other countries.

  19. 45 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  20. 46 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm
  21. 47 dotster3
    April 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Disturbed by Supreme Ct. ruling—–much. As I understand it, no total limits in funding now——-so, basically, one or 2 billionaires, say the Koch Bros., can affect every political race in every state in the country. End of democracy? Kochs are already meddling in low level, county races which serve their interests. Now they will be able to influence the political outcomes everywhere. If not, what am I not getting?

    • 48 Linda
      April 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      I am not very surprised since THE RATS hang with the KOCH’s

      Roberts
      Alito
      Thomas
      Scalia.

    • 49 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      They’ve been doing this already under the guise of “SuperPACs” The ct ruling just made it “legal” to do it without disguise. Meanwhile, it’s the votes and people who make the democracy, not money. In fact, ironically, the SCOTUS ruling makes the electorate even more aware of the influence of $$ than they otherwise might have been. So, sometimes, what appears to be a “victory” for the GOP may not turn out quite that way.

      • 50 dotster3
        April 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm

        Yes, of course, votes decide elections. But people, especially our “low info voters” do get influenced by the constant drumming of non-stop ads, the brainwashing. Just saw it happen in Illinois’ Repub. gov. primary—–where the multi multi millionaire candidate ran ads around the clock for months——and he won.

        • April 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm

          They did it in 2012 and the President crushed Romney so there you go. Being a low info voter (and they exist on both sides of the aisle) doesn’t automatically give one side or another an advantage. Low info can also mean they turn the channel the minute the ad appears. There are no definites either way. The millionaire candidate might have won because people liked him better over his opponents. But the streets are littered with wealthy candidates who thought they could buy the nomination.

  22. 53 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm
  23. 57 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm
  24. 58 dotster3
    April 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    This was a disgusting move by David Ortiz, “Big Papi”. And isn’t it illegal, or something, to use President Obama in any kind of ad or commercial enterprise? I hazily remember when some retailer wanted to use a photo of PBO wearing its brand of jacket, and that was sandbagged.

    • 59 COS
      April 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      What can Samsung do with this selfie? They can’t use it as an ad can they?

    • April 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Woah, that is hideous! I’m not sure it’s clear, though, that Ortiz was in on it – is it?? Looks like he’s sponsored alright by Samsung and happened to use their phone, but I wonder did he actually set it up with them or did they take advantage themselves?

      • 61 dotster3
        April 2, 2014 at 1:40 pm

        Not sure. Sounds like Samsung asked Ortiz to get the selfie. Either way—-I don’t like it. Bad decision by Samsung, at least.

        • April 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

          Cheap and tacky, yuck.

        • 66 carolyn
          April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

          No doubt that selfie with Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson was so popular, Samsung wanted in on the glory…..
          I’m sure from here on out, there will be a rule: no selfies with PBO. Pete Souza also noted that Big Papi got in the way of his good shot. That won’t happen again.
          Whatever the press and teanutters say, this president is just so popular, everyone…..including corporations want a piece of him.
          In my long life, I have never seen the obsession with a president that I have these last five years.

          • 67 hopefruit2
            April 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

            Indeed carolyn. Even those who claim to hate him can’t stop thinking about him 24/7. They have to read up on what he’s doing, what he’s eating, wearing, watching on TV, even if it’s for them to go back and criticize. There was a time when only CSPAN carried the WHCD, now it seems that pretty much all the cable channels want to carry it (in the last 3-4 yrs). I guess after 2017 they’ll go back to letting CSPAN do the honors…

        • 68 anniebella
          April 3, 2014 at 12:17 am

          Maybe President Obama could say no some time, next time someone ask him to take a selfie, kindly smile and say no thank you. He can do that can’t he?

  25. 69 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  26. 73 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm
  27. 75 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm
  28. April 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Zizi this is a great essay. I missed it the first time. Now I’m beginning to see how and why the Kochsters are doing what they’re doing. We’ve got their wigs! ;)

  29. 82 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm
  30. 83 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 2:05 pm
  31. April 2, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Lots of people still signing up for healthcare!!

  32. 87 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Why did PBO stop at Zingermans you ask? Here’s why:

  33. 89 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I remember some weeks ago, Mark Knoller was essentially mocking Rev Al (MSNBC) on Twitter for opening his show with a segment on minimum wage, while the other networks were chasing (what they thought would be) the “Obama weak-Putin strong” reports of Putin’s invasion of Eukraine.

    I wonder what Knoller is going to say now?

  34. 90 vcprezofan2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Alright, one of you medical lab techie/ medical type/ bilolgy geek are the results from a fasting set of blood work hampered in ANY way by a mug of herbal, and unsweetened, tea? They wouldn’t do my tests earlier because I admitted to drinking some tea!! Ticked me off, because last time I did similar tests I was told that I was dehydrated and I needed to drink during the 12 hour starvation session, even if I couldn’t eat. I’m ALMOST sure the guy then had suggested tea &/or water, which I thought was good because I love herbal tea. So, was that female ‘picking on me’ this morning and I should just have kept my mouth shut, or did I misunderstand the last guy? (I actually suggested that I’d probably just drive to the next laboratory and not admit that I had drunk some tea. I was so frustrated.)

    • 91 japa21
      April 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Straight water is fine. Anything else, including your herbal tea is a no-no.

      • 92 vcprezofan2
        April 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm

        Groan. That’s what she said….today. :roll: Japa, why didn’t *you* tell me this last night, and this morning? It’s all your fault.

    • April 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Whenever I have blood work done, I’m told only water: no food, no other beverages.

      • 94 vcprezofan2
        April 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm

        Yeah. I have to go back for this after another 12 hours of not eating/drinking anything. What I don’t understand is that I can easily go through 12 nighttime hours and not eat, EXCEPT when I know I am required to do it for some medical test or other. Under those circumstances I feel hungry almost every hour. Makes no logical sense to me.

  35. 95 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm
  36. 96 japa21
    April 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm
  37. April 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Zizi this was nothing short of magnificent. The wonderfully scary thing is PBO is not done.

  38. 98 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm
  39. 99 dotster3
    April 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Whenever we get photos of PBO at these lunch stops, I am never surprised by those taking photos and wanting to shake hands etc. I AM always surprised by those who continue to go about their business, ordering and chatting with their friends and chomping away at their lunch, nonchalantly, as usual, as if THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES wasn’t just over there, a few feet away! Wouldn’t y’all be turning around and wanting to stare in his direction every minute and let your reuben or grilled cheese, or whatever, fall into 2nd place in importance at that moment in time???

    • April 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Grrrrr, I think we know those people’s politics, Dotster. I’m always amused by their scowls and lack of basic manners when the President greets them.

  40. 101 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm
  41. 102 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  42. April 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Angry bunny :lol:

  43. April 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Hi folks,
    Sorry I’m now showing up here. Was occupied all day until now. Thanks a bunch Chips for posting this re-tread piece. I thought it was apt for the events this week.

    Worse of all SCOTUS decision today tragically underscores the fear of the plutocrats versus the Sisyphean challenges we ordinary folk face. But fight we must.

  44. 109 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Sounds like a FUN audience to me… #YesTheyCan


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