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Hillary-Planned-Parenthood-998x700Soon after five lawyers in black robes on the United States Supreme Court unilaterally amended the U.S. Constitution to add a “right” to marry whomever you “love”, many critics bemoaned a feared Slippery Slope that would lead to polygamy and incestuous marriages. Your humble correspondent agreed given the bizarre logic of the five lawyers as Philosopher Kings. We thought that two-thirds of both houses of Congress and three-fourths of the states were required to amend the Constitution. But when the definition of marriage has been changed to allow same-sex couples, to allow adult sisters to marry their fathers or the ancient “institution” of a Man and Harem, one is speaking of mere child’s play in the latter examples. The slope done slipped.

Which brings us to the latest slope and Planned Parenthood, the “family planning” corporation that performs around 1/3 of all abortions performed in this country, receives money from taxpayers and contributes money to Democrats. DeVine Law really appreciates the outrage over the selling of the body parts of aborted fetuses, but people, KILLING babies is about a million times worse that selling the body parts of those whose skulls get crushed so that the “mother” may better make the BMW payments and PP a profit. And we don’t need to investigate and ask more questions. Continue reading

obamacare-gunWhile we await the pending United States Supreme Court decision on the legality of subsidies for non-state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, we learned that premiums and deductibles have risen and will rise even more next year.

DeVine Law advised all along that the main evil of Obamacare (and there are many), and which ALONE would destroy the private health insurance industry, are the coverage mandates that apply to insurance companies which make premiums and/or deductibles for low and middle income families and individuals quite unaffordable.

National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru further expounds on this issue:

“On this view, the law’s most objectionable aspect isn’t the tax credits. The real problem is that Obamacare makes the federal government the primary regulator of health insurance, uses that regulatory power to strictly define coverage in ways that restrict options and competition, attempts to force people to buy insurance products they don’t want, creates a federal board of dubious constitutionality to set standards, and assumes that empowering experts in Washington is the best way to make health care more efficient and rational. The tax credits in Obamacare are objectionable mainly insofar as they further this highly prescriptive scheme….” Continue reading

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“We turn the page…the shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong.” Before these lines, President Barack Hussein Obama recalled fifteen years of terror on our shores, wars and a vicious recession.

At least he went on to admit that it’s still a “hard time for many.” Yes, especially for Democrats whose Obama page turned them out of more House seats, the majority in the Senate and an overwhelming majority of state legislatures.

Sadly, hard times continue for the victims of the slowest so-called “recovery” since the Great Depression, many of whom no longer look for non-existent jobs and thus are not counted as “looking for work” in the increasingly irrelevant U-3 “official” unemployment rate, now at 5.6% and touted as evidence of the passing of a crisis “shadow”. Or does Chief Executive Obama still refer back to the post-housing-bust banking crisis that ended thanks to TARP, signed by President George W. Bush. Or does Commander in Chief Obama refer to the dearth of follow-on attacks on the homeland after 9/11, prevented by intel gathered at Gitmo via harsh interrogations and trained terrorists killed or captured in Iraq and Afghanistan that he opposed? The same Gitmo even Democrats would let him close but from which he releases sleeper cell agents that were poised for post-9/11 attacks on the Fruited Plain.

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katniss everdeenKatniss Everdeen met some good folks in the fictitious Capitol City as a Hunger Games-to-the-death participant. And there are good people in America’s all-too-real capitol city of Washington.

But the problem with both is that as they bask in the glow of big government bubbles, they prohibit those whose labor and tax revenues support their conspicuous consumption from joining the economic prosperity party. And yes, if the liberal Obama Democrats stay in power for much longer, they will get around to ending even the fracking boom.

Meanwhile, the government-run craze of the past  century (interrupted only by brief conservative push-backs by Reagan and Newt) exploded exponentially with Obamacare, stimuli for government union employees, and wars war on coal and conservatives, respectively by the EPA and IRS; we witness many good people lobbying for what ought to be determined in a free Continue reading

LincolnKennedyOn today’s sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and before Friday’s 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, Americans see their respective legacies betrayed by (mostly northern) liberal Democrats waging war against what Camelot’s Arthur and our Founding Fathers stood for.

Thanks to the courage and vision of President Abraham Lincoln and the Union troops that responded to his call to arms, the last best hope of man on earth survived the war of Southern aggression, violently launched against it first at Fort Sumter. The road to that survival began when Robert E. Lee’s Army of Norther Virginia was decimated by Union troops Continue reading

empty walletThere is more than one way to skin cats and bankrupt private insurance companies.

That President Obama lied when he guaranteed Americans they could keep insurance policies they liked is a metaphysical certitude.

What is supernatural is just how many ways he lied.

From James Taranto, WSJ’s Continue reading

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Next time a liberal Democrat justifies Obamacare as a better alternative than private insurance companies, remind them of sovereign immunity.

Before King Obama and his Royal Court of congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, prospective patients weren’t forced enter into contracts with private health insurance companies they didn’t trust. But if they did enter into a contract with a non-government company of any kind, they could sue for monetary damages for false advertising that induced them into the contract and for breach of the contract if the company didn’t abide by it’s terms. Continue reading

DuckmanThe only “work” stimulated for non-government union employees by President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” bill was for U-Haul to move adult children’s furniture back to their parents’ homes.

Obamacare will force children lucky enough to have full-time jobs to rent Ryder trucks to transport mom and dad’s stuff to their abodes. Maybe President Barack Obama would consider issuing an executive order allowing adults to stay on their children’s employer-mandated insurance until a death panel deems them no longer insurable by Obamacare standards?

Full disclosure, when I was a young child in the early 1970s, my great-grandmother permanently resided with my maternal grandmother and my great aunt frequently resided Continue reading

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