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Let’s see. 2 illegal aliens that should not be in the country, are dumber than a box of rocks and can’t read or write in their own language, much less the country they invaded, have been charged with raping a 14 year old girl. The attorney for the 18 year old illegal is saying today his client is innocent because it was “consensual” rape…..I mean sex. The attorney for the 17 year old illegal is stating that the girl brought it on herself because……because what? The school system liberals are saying that there is nothing to see here and that the UVA fake rape has gotten more coverage than this one ever will. All in all, sanctuary cities/towns are on the rise and Bill Bumblebutt in NYC is telling all school systems to not allow ICE agents on school grounds. WOW!

Trump is in collusion with the Russians still and that will never change, regardless what Clapper, Comey or others state. Yet documents are coming to light that the O’Bummer administration is being seen as spying on Americans, inclusive of the Trump administration, possibly inadvertently, but outing people that have come up in these “findings”. Everyone agrees that these outings are illegal, highly or otherwise. Why is Comey still in his position? Why hasn’t all top level secret holders (they have narrowed it down to a dozen people or so) been put to an immediate polygraph session to determine the culprit or group doing these things? Will more documents be destroyed to protect the guilty? Would I like to see O’Bummer admin personnel in prison?

Paul Ryan and a “select” group of the GOP in the house came up with a shitty healthcare bill in the house. They didn’t invite or allow true conservatives to be involved in the process (sound familiar? Think Obamacare) and came up with a bill that is basically called Obamacare Lite. Sure, they need to do step 2 and 3 later. You believe that, right? Rather than go through all the stuff this bill will do to hurt Americans even further and keep us under government control for healthcare, why not just repeal it as they have tried to do for the last 7 years? They now have the vote AND the signature as they stated they needed (the House, Senate and WH for those of you who have a brick for a brain) plus they have old plans that they made up to replace Obamacare for years. Repeal means that the old system would still be good to sometime in 2018 and that is plenty of time to do this thing right. Thought: bring back the old system since there was nothing wrong with it in the first place and those 20 or 30 million people without healthcare? I understand that the figure to cover those people would be around the 250 million dollar mark to insure them. Let’s see, 250 million or one trillion. Hard choice, right? How about we stop giving grants for shrimp on treadmills. That should just about pay for the damn thing. This ain’t rocket science, only power politics. Drain the frigging swamp.

Gorsuch is going through a daily marathon grilling and he has yet to state “what difference, at this point, does it make”, which happens when you are getting hemorrhoids from sitting through one bout of grilling for 11 hours. He has an impeccable record as everyone has stated. Dems commit themselves to stupid, irrelevant questions because they have nothing pertinent to ask. Now that lying scumbag degenerate Schumer is talking about doing a filibuster on this nomination to the SCOTUS. Why? Because they are liberals and liberals can show no reason for their existence. I concur. What was that thing they did long ago? Inquisition or something?

We are coming up on state elections and have a great chance to get Virginia back to the land of reality. Liberals are doing nothing but shooting themselves in the foot at every breath they take. It would be great to take our state back from the racist baby killers called Democrats. States are doing some crazy things and I don’t want my state to do anything more crazy then has already happened with the current dirtbags at the helm. What happens nationally affects what happens locally. At least conservatives have the guts to stand up to their own (their own being CINO or Conservatives In Name Only). I believe it is time to appoint a special commission to root out the reasons and make VERY public why the Dems are insistent on destroying America and subjecting Its citizens to cruel and unusual punishment.

That’s the news.

You may not think the two are in “common” with one another but let’s have a quick look. Do you remember when Obama made an executive order to study guns and gun violence as a disease? No? It is nothing new and many Presidents have tried to politicize the CDC and its findings. Read this to refresh your memory. Now do you remember? Okay, let’s move on. Creigh Deeds, a Virginia state Senator, had a mentally unstable son who was getting help from the state. His son was released because they couldn’t find a bed for him. His son stabbed him the next day and then shot himself. Deeds is a Democrat and pro gun. Deeds is sueing the state. Deeds is not touting gun violence. He is touting a failed mental health system and incompetent evaluators. Too many mental health facilities have been closed because crazy people have rights too. Well, if crazy people have rights and are left roaming the streets unmonitored, why are politicians (read “hacks”) trying to make gun owners as mentally ill? Oh, stop your ignorance. You know exactly that has been another one of their game plans. “No one is trying to take people’s guns”. Yeah, right.

Now with that prelude, you will understand my skepticism on the matter I am about to relay. As I have repeatedly told you, I don’t believe in coincidence and with the current “urging” for more gun control and the links I have relayed above, this is another one of those faux coincidences. I went to the doctor 2 days ago for my yearly physical. After the start of the new year, I always have to confirm that all related information on my residence, billing, and medical provider have not changed. So the first pre-printed sheet I perused to make sure all data was correct and I signed it. The second sheet told me that I was accountable for any charges not covered or paid by Medicare or my health provider. I signed that one too. The third sheet told me of the HIPA practice and receiving my sheet of information. I signed that. The fourth sheet threw me for a loop. It was 16 questions that had no bearing on the other pages. It was a questionnaire that was completely focused on one issue. Here are some of those questions:
1. Do you have a difficult time going to sleep or staying asleep?
2. Do you frequently wake up in the middle of the night?
3. Do you have bad dreams?
4. Do you not want to get out of bed in the morning?
5. Are you depressed?
6. Have you before or do you want to hurt yourself?
7. Do you want to hurt others?
8. Do you get mad easily?
9. Do you yell a lot?
10. Do you throw things when you are angry?
Are you getting the picture yet? They don’t need to ask if you own guns (yet) until they established you are mentally unbalanced. There were two fluff questions that appear to be innocuous but I’m sure that there is some bizarre correlation. The questions were:
11. Do you take aspirin? (I guess that is for all the little voices you are hearing and it making your head hurt)
12. Do you have allergies to anything? (Yes, liberals!)
This starts the process. Who doesn’t raise their voice at times when frustrated? Who doesn’t have difficulty falling asleep if something pressing like a recent death or a nagging problem unsolved, disagreement with a spouse or possibly a flight or procedure to be done? Many things keep people from falling asleep at times, as well causing them to wake. Some people’s bladders won’t hold all night. Sometimes you wake trying to remember if you locked the front door, turned off something or left food out. Shoot, I can think of innocent counters to most of these questions. It appears that we are trying to see have far and how much mental illness has transpired. Sure makes it easy for grabbing guns, don’t you think?

If we are serious on taking care of mental health then we need to be serious about taking these people off the street and re-opening and building new mental health facilities (and that would mean LOTS of facilities, especially for all the whack liberals running loose). Who am I kidding. These assholes aren’t worried about taking care of a mental health problem, which is REAL. They are only worried about a gun problem (which doesn’t exist). Remember, guns don’t commit crimes; liberals do.

The VA is for our military personnel. You know, the GI Joe’s, Jane’s and Joke’s (referring to the transgender crowd). They well deserve what little benefits they get. Medical is one of these. Pretty abysmal state of affairs at the VA. This after a big shack up and infusion of 16 billion dollars just last year. You would think that in this Information Age that they could have better records management. No, not like the Obamacare website. One thing that I have noticed is that anything the government does is not-for-profit. That translates to a boondoggle and a massive debt pit. Usually because the money will always be there. Maybe we should have some of these departments switched to “for profit”. Bet we would have better services than we is being given now.

The text of the law is clear

SEC. 1401. REFUNDABLE TAX CREDIT PROVIDING PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR COVERAGE UNDER A QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN.

……………

(8)(2) PREMIUM ASSISTANCE AMOUNT.—The prem-
ium assistance amount determined under this sub-
section with respect to any coverage month is the
amount equal to the lesser of—

(A) the monthly premiums for such month
for 1 or more qualified health plans offered in
the individual market within a State which
cover the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, or any
dependent (as defined in section 152) of the tax-
payer and which were enrolled in through an
Exchange established by the State under 1311 of
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,

or
(B) the excess (if any) of—
(i) the adjusted monthly premium for
such month for the applicable second lowest
cost silver plan with respect to the taxpayer,
over
(ii) an amount equal to 1/12 of the
product of the applicable percentage and the
taxpayer’s household income for the taxable
year.

It looks, at first glance, that part A does not obtain, since there is no such exchange, and so there is only part B.  However, lower down, part B is clarified:

(8)(3)(B) APPLICABLE SECOND LOWEST COST
SILVER PLAN.—The applicable second lowest cost
silver plan with respect to any applicable tax-
payer is the second lowest cost silver plan of the
individual market in the rating area in which
the taxpayer resides which—
(i) is offered through the same Ex-
change through which the qualified health
plans taken into account under paragraph
8 (2)(A) were offered….

That’s definitely a problem.  Neither of the two possible pricing options to determine the subsidy exists.

Some pundits have said it comes down to ONE word, “by”, not four words, “established by the State.”  The fact is, it is FOURTEEN words: “established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”

The Federal Exchange is defined in section 1103, not 1311.

So what will the Supremes do?

Well, we know the progs on the bench will ignore the law — progs don’t care about laws.  (Well, they don’t care about laws they don’t like.  If they like a law, they’ll dig in like a tick on a hound.)  So the progs will rule to uphold the subsidies, and the conservatives will vote to uphold the law as written.

I expect the swing votes to go to the progs.  Why?  Because they have shown no integrity.  When Roberts ruled that the penalty is NOT a tax and thus the Supremes can rule on it before anyone actually pays it, then rule that it IS a tax and thus it is constitutional (the first time the Supremes have overturned a prior decision in the same decision), he has signaled to the world that he has no logical integrity, and is thus really a prog.  He will rule to uphold the subsidies and write up another steaming pile to support that ruling.

So all this time that the “informed” have been telling you that Obamacare is a scam, no one wants to listen. The Senate and House said the bill needed to be passed in order to find out what is in it……like it is a present waiting to be opened. So now, one of the chief architects decides to shoot of his mouth and rub it in your stupid faces; very bluntly, I might add. Remember, this is the superior Democrat party that knows what is best for everyone. Why? Because they feel the American people are too stupid to know what is best for them. In a sense, this statement is partially true. Those stupid voters that continue to believe the lies and vote Dem prove it every election. But what this video proves to me is that those individuals that voted for this bill in Congress are even more stupid than the American populace being besmirched here. They had a closed door meeting or two and we’re told that it was a way to get the poor health insurance and would also put these politicians in high regard with the people. Yup, the last couple elections proved that one. So we know that those who passed Obamacare in Congress lied, Emmanual lied. Gruber lied. The chief liar Obama did what he does best—he lied also. Good case for repeal. Better case for forcing vacancies in political positions. Best case to put members of the Congress and the administration, as well private contributors to this bill, in residence at the grey bar hotel. How much more do we need to eliminate this bad law?

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Old ACT has been having multiple medical issues needing immediate attention and, although I love this blog, staying SUNNY-side up is my number one priority (Mama’s also). As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Always looking to have you excellent commenters write some posts now and again. If it is worth saying, it is worth your opinion and take on matters. No, I don’t pay for posts but you will always have my gratitude. That said and while we are on the subject of medicine, I have wanted to address this issue for many days now.

It appears that a very active and detrimental virus is starting to sweep the nation. The Enterovirus 68 is what is at hand. It was first found in California in 1962. It appears to stem from a form of hand-foot-mouth disease with a steroid kicker. Follow my bouncing ball here. The typical season is between July to October and is spread, like most other viruses, through children in the school system. An article on its spread is here. No one seems to understand or wants to speculate why it has cropped up in 10 states and coming to a state near you. Well, I’m going to speculate on everything I know and have read.

Third world countries have poor healthcare where most of the citizens do not receive care needed for certain illnesses until they have escalated to an advanced stage. This country of ours is seeing more cases of virus and diseases which have long ago been completely controlled or eradicated. Why? Because of the mode of transportation in and out of our country. Health record documents and immunizations seem to be a thing of the past. Oh, we will get these things done when traveling to a high risk country so that we don’t get or bring back these cooties. But what about foreign travelers? And what about the illegals pouring through our non-existent borders? I think I am on to something here. Americans are incurring an influx of disease on an extraordinary scale, all brought to us by our lackadaisical, incompetent and corrupt government. Period. Now that I have dropped this steaming blivit at your feet, prove me wrong. Only a liberal could spin this one. Although there could always be another answer (that could be correct), the data out there gravitates to what I have stated above. It can only get worse, folks.

Oh, yes, the time is long overdue to have term limits on Congress and judges. Why would we only limit the Executive Branch without having the same constraints on the Legislative and Judicial branches? Why indeed. It appears that the need of limits is really making its case known in these modern times. You see, politics is a “scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of forum. Unfortunately, bias does not belong in any of these branches and when the party trumps the people, the system is surely broken. Case in point is the recent decision on subsidies for ObamaCare sign-ups.

It appears that two conflicting court decisions are at issue: the U.S. District Court (just below the Supreme Court) where a 2-1 decision was handed down stating that subsidies could only be given through state exchanges. By the way; this court had 4 Obama judge appointments placed after Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate. The other court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ( which is supposedly equal to the District Court ) held that the subsides could be granted by HealthCare.gov. What the 4th based there opinion (why would they have an opinion and not a sound ruling?) on is that Congress (read Dems ONLY) had the INTENT to make subsides available for all. Unfortunately, that is not what the law READS.

Here is my beef. We are no longer a nation ruled BY LAW. We have become a nation ruled by the intent of someone’s opinion of how they interpret the meaning of someone else’s thought. Words use to have meaning but, if you read this site enough, you will realize that Dems/liberals don’t use definitive definitions but, rather, however something should be interpreted at the time (which seems to change as constantly as wind direction). So it appears that all branches of government have been corrupted and no longer seem to function as their assigned duties prescribe. An old joke: “What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?” Answer: “A good start!” Don’t get me wrong; lawyers were a needed and noble profession once. Anymore it is a stepping stone for self glorification. It has become corrupted in too many ways and lawyers are ever mindful of side-stepping the rule of law and perverting it. This isn’t the entire profession but a good portion of it. It seems that those same lawyers become judges…..with political ideology and leanings, where law is NOW being made instead of interpreted AS WRITTEN. There is no separation of powers anymore because we no longer have checks and balances as established by the Constitution. Since lawyers won’t clean up their own house, term limits, review boards for misconduct and dismissals are our next line of defense.