WyBlog, the best thing about New Jersey since the invention of the 24 hour diner.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
CH 2.0 Info Center
The Jersey Report
Labor Union Report
Net Right Nation
The Patriot Post Newsletter
Victor Davis Hanson
J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets!
NJ.com Caldwell Forum
The Caldwells Patch
The Jersey Tomato Press
Technorati is indexing me again! They had to make a code change to fix the problem with my blog getting stuck in their queue. Kudos to Eric M. and the guys at GetSatisfaction.com where they have "community powered support for Technorati".
Well, they're "sorta, kinda" indexing me anyway. It's on a 24 hour tape delay or something. So I never get picked up by Memeorandum because they pull from Technorati and Technorati has stuff I posted yesterday listed as my latest blog entry. And that's old news to Memeorandum.
"This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, social issues, etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit for research and educational purposes."
#VRWC Twitter feed:
The media is saying Obama "backed down."
He did no such thing. He made the mandate worse.
Now Obama is forcing religious institutions to purchase group insurance policies that include contraception. It's a shell game. Now NO employer can provide a plan that does not cover contraception.
The coverage is supposedly "free," because there's no longer a line item in the premium to pay for it. Obama folded the contraceptive and abortifacient requirement into the basic coverage offered by all health insurance plans.
No wonder the abortionists are giddy. They're mainstream now! Right there in your insurance policy, next to broken arms, heart attacks, and flu shots. Abortion, it's Health Care! Contraceptives, they're just like aspirin!
Well, except that health insurance doesn't actually pay for aspirin.
And there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
There will be a lot of confusion. But don't be confused, and don't let people around you be confused. These last days have been instructive. As Rick Santorum just said: This is "about government control of your lives and it's got to stop." As Cardinal Wuerl put it this morning: This is about "basic freedom." As Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said the other day in a column: This new mandate moves us closer to what Pope Benedict XVI warned against in his first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est ("God is Love"): "The state which would provide everything, absorbing everything into itself . . [is]. a state which regulates and controls everything."
There is indeed a lot of confusion. Obamacare Tool / Useless Idiot Sister Carol Keehan jumped out ahead of the bishops (again) to proclaim she is "very pleased" that "a resolution has been reached."
Only one problem though — Archbishop (and Cardinal-designate) Dolan is not pleased at all.
We heard from Archbishop Dolan yesterday in a CBS Morning video (link contains full transcript), who said the HHS decision was, "at odds with the very sincere assurances" Obama gave to himself and to the Catholic Health Association.
Ah yes, "assurances."
I think we know how much we can trust Obama's "assurances."
|Previous: Obama as Henry VIII, he'll "accommodate" Catholic concerns, for now||Next: The bishops weigh in, call Obama's contraception compromise "unacceptable"|