Long lasting effect maybe?
In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court panel declared Tuesday that government subsidies worth billions of dollars that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are illegal.
A judicial panel in a 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to those people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia — not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov.
“Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states,” wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith. “We reach this conclusion, frankly, with reluctance. At least until states that wish to can set up their own Exchanges, our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal Exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly.”
If this is upheld, premiums will skyrocket…
Yes, before you call me out on it, I am declaring war on the silly and grammatically ignorant usage of the word “phobia” that seems to permeate our current leftist culture. For the record, to disagree with something is NOT to “hate” on it or to have a “phobia” of it. I am quite certain that the Creator of the Universe does not tremble in fear at today’s hatemongering gay lobby, otherwise known for these purposes as heterophobes. Or should I call them Christaphobes? Maybe even Americaphobes? But I digress…
Tony Dungy has publicly stated that he would not have chosen Michael Sam in the NFL draft because he would not want the distractions that would come with that choice. You know, like a dude french kissing a dude on national TV. Stuff like that as well as the media circus that is bound to be present every single step of the way.
Naturally, the heterophobes, libtards, and generally misinformed commonsensephobes have melted down on Twitter and have used the color of Dungy’s skin as part and parcel to the nature of their attack. Along the lines of “Dungy was the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl“. In the current scheme of things doesn’t that make them racists……..? Or am I just not truly up on all of the latest marching orders of your average Conservaphobe?
Back to the Twitter meltdown:
Tony Dungy's assessment of Rams rookie Michael Sam shows stunning lack of courage http://t.co/R1lmiASSWX
— Shane M (@SocialAssassin2) July 21, 2014
Stunning lack of courage for the first African American coach to win the Super Bowl? Logicphobe anyone?
Tony Dungy led the Big Ten in passing in 1975. No NFL team considered him as a QB. They thought "things will happen" if we have a black QB.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) July 22, 2014
Seems like Warren Moon and Doug Williams weren’t THAT far removed from this time period… Historyphobe?
Tony Dungy's stance on Michael Sam makes absolutely no sense http://t.co/9euy6tJKLe
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 22, 2014
Opinion or news from a “news” source? And yes, more commonsensephobia.
congratulations @TonyDungy for being on what will turn out to be the WRONG side of history. too bad.
— bobby cannavale (@bobbycannavale) July 21, 2014
Yep, more historyphobia. Does he get points for being congratulatory?
In a few decades, we won't have to deal with people like Tony Dungy anymore.
— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) July 21, 2014
We’ll get rid of African-American coaches who both love the Lord and know how to exercise common sense? And win Super Bowls? FUTUREPHOBIA!!
Of course, there were some voices of reason…
Can't believe all this nonsense about Tony Dungy. Check out. @ESPN_FirstTake right now
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 22, 2014
I haven’t heard Stephen A.’s take on this yet, but having heard him on other issues and reading between the lines here, I am quite comfortable with what I am sure is going to be said…
Thank you Tony Dungy. Thank you 4 exposing all the "tolerant" morons walking among us.
— Stubbornly Me. (@lybr3) July 22, 2014
Michael Sam should have been the first pick in the NFL draft, and Tony Dungy hates gay people because he won't admit it.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 22, 2014
Love some good snark, Shapiro style…
Think some are confusing Tony Dungy's religious beliefs w/ his pragmatic Michael Sam quote. 31 teams felt same way.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) July 22, 2014
The Overreaction to Tony Dungy's point, proves Tony Dungy's Point. Michael Sam will be more of a distraction than a asset to his team.
— OG Booby Johnson (@TheMrD81) July 22, 2014
And for a little brevity:
GREAT question RT @phiLOUsophy44: Who does Tony Dungy call in a situation like this? It's like Matlock needing a defense attorney
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) July 21, 2014
Let’s face it. Since Dungy wears his Christianity on his sleeve, there was little doubt that the Heterophobes and Biblephobes and generally misinformed would turn a simple point of view into something it wasn’t.
A coach has one task. Win. Distractions can drastically hinder that opportunity. Thus making all of this backlash indicative more of a pile of VictoryPhobes!
Takeaway? What will be the backlash when the prognostications of the vast majority of scouts comes to fruition and Michael Sam simply isn’t NFL caliber? Will the Rams cut him or do they have marching orders from the top?
I often wonder if my own personal audit, coinciding with the early rendition of this site in about 2010, had more orchestration to it than one may think…
An NSA whistleblower has revealed that the IRS scandal and the NSA scandal are, in fact, linked- a fact that ought to send chills up the spines of each and every American.For those that seldom forage for information outside the confines of MSNBC or other assorted propaganda-oriented news sources, the IRS scandal was the revelation that for years, those “crackpot” Tea Partiers were right. Though many Tea Partiers spoke up about the politically-motivated campaigns of harassment perpetrated by the IRS, few in the mainstream media took the accounts seriously until the Inspector General was about to issue a report validating the claims and disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner tried to get ahead of the story by admitting to the allegations.For years, those who opposed Obama’s radical agenda were victimized and harassed in an attempt to limit their political efficacy. It’s a shameful mark on our history as a free nation.The NSA scandal is equally terrifying as it was revealed that the NSA is monitoring and storing data on all electronic communications in the country. Every day, hundreds of millions of Americans are having reports created about their phone and email usage and the Obama Administration, caught red-handed, has maintained that it’s no big deal.
There are some days when I really love Jon Karl
Especially since He can…
From Young Conservatives:
According to the Jewish Press this headline was published in the British Telegraph on Friday…and it’s awesome!
Looks like God is watching over Israel. He’s changed where the sun is in the sky for Israel. A few rockets here and there is small potatoes.
We can’t be surprised. They sit on their thumbs on every international crisis so this one won’t be any different. May I introduce you to a picture of the collective spines of the occupants of this Obama Administration? Including Swift Boat Kerry?
(on a side note, linguine’ll make an Italian HUNGRY)
(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry did the round of Sunday talk shows to lay out evidence of Russian complicity in Thursday’s shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, but when asked what steps the U.S. will take in response, he pointed each time to sanctions that were already put in place before the deadly incident.
He also suggested the onus was now on European countries to take tougher steps against President Vladimir Putin, since Europe does significantly more business with Russia than does the U.S.
“[I]t would help enormously if some countries in Europe that have been a little reluctant to move would now recognize this wake-up call and join the United States and President Obama in taking the lead and also stepping up,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Yeah, tougher sanctions will work on Russia. No, really, Candy Crowley said so…
Breaking: MY Governor Rick Perry to Send 1000 National Guard Troops to Rio Grande Valley
“If it is to be, it is up to me” put into action.
From The Monitor:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen.Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month.
The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is not yet public.
National Guard troops are expected to enter the area gradually, building up to 1,000 after about a month, the memo said.
Hat Tip Weasel Zippers