Quick Hits: Volume XC
-From the category "Imagine the veritable s**t storm had a Republican politician said this" comes a gem from MN Governor Mark Dayton.
Medical marijuana advocates say MN Gov Dayton told them in private meeting to buy pot illegally off the street to treat their children.
— Patrick Kessler (@PatKessler) March 26, 2014
To be fair, Kessler is conveying this information from a second hand source. Nevertheless, would that have even mattered had, say, Tim Pawlenty been alleged to have told privates citizens during his gubernatorial tenure to go ahead an commit a crime for the good of one's family? There would be immediate calls for his resignation by DFL politicians, leftist citizens, the Star Tribune editorial board, etc.
I'll say this much: Gov. Dayton is providing no shortage of fodder for the six MN GOP gubernatorial candidates.
- I have never heard of "comedienne" Laura Levites, but apparently she's quite angry over the fact a certain private business prefers not to violate its religious principles.
With oral arguments being heard in the Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby case at the Supreme Court this week, it's bringing to light the essence of the suit, which is Hobby Lobby objecting to an Obamacare mandate where they have to provide contraception coverage (including the "morning after" pill) in health plans. Hobby Lobby CEO David Green claims these "abortion-causing drugs go against our faith. We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate." If their argument fails, Hobby Lobby would have to pay an estimated $1.3 million in penalties daily for failure to comply.
Which brings me back to Levites. Apparently she put out some vile tweets in response to this case. I would prefer not to post them but feel free to check the link here. Essentially she's saying for people to stay out of her v****a. She also imagined committing a horrifically violent act against Mr. Green.
As per usual with leftist objections, they put forth little more than straw man arguments. In Ms. Levites' mind, the fact someone doesn't want to pay for her recreational sex is equivalent to trying to prevent the activity altogether.
- For those who have been adversely affected by the Obamacare nightmare (e.g. losing access to your preferred doctor, vital medical treatment no longer being covered or affordable), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't believe your story. Such horror stories are untrue and are merely figments of the collective imagination of the Koch Bros.
As has also been widely reported, signups for Obamacare via HealthCare.gov have been woefully short of projections. Ah, but fear not, as Sen. Reid has a perfectly legit explanation for that also.
“We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through,” he said. “There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time. It’s not — the example they gave us is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, ‘I almost got it. Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.’ We have a lot of people just like this through no fault of the Internet, but because people are not educated on how to use the Internet.”Emphasis was mine.
That's the leader of the upper chamber in the U.S. Congress for ya. If your experience with the Affordable Care Act had been less the satisfactory, you're either a liar or ignorant.
Sleep tight, America.