Wow, even the Obamacare architect is admitting Obama’s “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” line is a lie.
If you want to keep your doctor, you might have to pay more for it, Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel said today on Fox News Sunday:
The host, Chris Wallace, said: “President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn’t that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn’t it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals to lower costs?”
“The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to,” said the Obamacare architect….
…”The president guaranteed me I could keep my doctor,” said Wallace.
“And if you want to, you can pay for it,” said Emanuel.
Because when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody, right Barry?
In an utterly shocking development, supermodel Miranda Kerr is catching the acting bug. Hopefully, some penicillin will make quick work of it.
Is supermodel Miranda Kerr the next woman Harvey Weinstein will mold into a mega movie star? The Victoria’s Secret model has a talent for acting that was spotted by estranged actor husband Orlando Bloom during their three-year marriage. Now Miranda, 30, has caught the eye of Mandela producer Harvey – who made Jennifer Lawrence an Oscar winner.
Yawn. I anxiously await her role as “Girl in shed” in Ninja Buzzlords III.
The U.S. Soccer team landed in The Group of Death for the 2014 World Cup. They’re seeded in the toughest group, and will be facing Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. (Yes, I know none of my readers care about the World Cup, but I do, so I’m posting about it.)
United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann described his team’s World Cup draw as “the worst of the worst” after it was pooled with Germany, Portugal and Ghana in one of two “Groups of Death.”
Klinsmann could scarcely believe his ill fortune after the draw was made in Bahia, Brazil, with the Americans lumped into Group G and a situation that immediately installed them as long shots to reach the last 16.
“It is one of the most difficult groups of the whole draw,” Klinsmann said. “It couldn’t get any more difficult or any bigger but that is what the World Cup is all about. We are looking forward to the challenge and we don’t see ourselves as any kind of outsiders. If you want to get into the top 10 or 12 teams in the world you have to beat these guys.”
He’s right. The U.S. has a terrific squad this year, so I’m not counting them out. That said, if they get past the first round, I’ll be surprised.
Sadly, she’ll simply be replacing it with one which doesn’t cost $300.
Citing her advanced age – she’s 40, for cripes’ sake – Heidi Klum is retiring from modeling lingerie.
Heidi Klum has revealed that she will no longer be modelling lingerie after turning 40 in June.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel and mother-of-four told Access Hollywood Live that the thought of walking the catwalk in her underwear makes her feel “uncomfortable.”
“I wouldn’t model with my underwear down the runway anymore,” she said. “I think I would find it a little uncomfortable, maybe.”
Me? I’d be very comfortable watching her parade around in lingerie. Very comfortable.
Seventy-two years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by air. This was the report filed that day by the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON — White House says Japs attack Pearl Harbor.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 — President Roosevelt said in a statement today that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from the air.
The attack of the Japanese also was made on all naval and military “activities” on the island of Oahu.
The president’s brief statement was read to reporters by Stephen Early, presidential secretary. No further details were given immediately.
At the time of the White House announcement, the Japanese ambassadors, Kichisaburo Nomura and Saburo Kurusu, were at the State Department.
2,402 Americans were killed, and 1,247 were wounded during the attack. Most of those killed were stationed aboard the USS Arizona, whose forward magazine exploded after a direct hit.
God bless and keep those who served and gave their lives that day.
Barack Obama was awarded yet another softball interview – ironically enough, one conducted by “Hardball” Chris Matthews – yesterday. During the Q&A, Obama dismissed the IRS scandal as a faux outrage.
President Obama rejected the notion that the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups was illegal — or even improper — during his interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Thursday.
OBAMA: “And by the way, Chris, I’ll point out that there are some so-called progressives and, you know, perceived to be liberal commentators who during that week were just as outraged at the possibility that these folks, you know, had — had been, you know, at the direction of — the Democratic Party, in some way — discriminated against these folks.”
One of those so-called progressives was Obama himself, who in May called the targeting of conservative groups “outrageous” and “something that people are properly concerned about.”
This administration is surrounded by scandal, yet he feels none of them are legitimate. At this point, not even an impeachment proceeding would shake this man from his narcissism.
One (Blue) Knight In Bangkok Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section or e-mail me your photoshop entries. The winners will be posted on Monday, December 9th. Good luck!
Original Caption: A girl poses for pictures, beside a burnt out police truck, with her boyfriend as anti-government protesters call off demonstrations outside Government House in Bangkok, December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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If you’ve been reading SYLG for a while, you’ll know I’ve promoted the NORAD Tracks Santa site since 2007. It’s a Christmas Eve staple at the Earp Ranch, and if you have young children, they will absolutely love it.
Now the liberals are ranting about its militaristic content. Seriously.
Outraged child advocates are blasting NORAD’s new 3D Santa Tracker program because it includes a fighter jet escort for jolly old Saint Nick.
Some say the new online portrait could give kids the wrong impression about Santa Claus – associating him with the military and violence. But Pentagon officials argue the North American Aerospace Defense Command is a military organization – its purpose is to track incursions of the airspace over the U.S. and Canada – and the inclusion of fighter jets into Santa’s new digital flight across the world is a nod to NORAD’s true mission.
This is the first year Santa has had a fighter escort. So what? Most kids think jets are cool. Most don’t grow up to be fighter jockeys or eeeeevil violent soldiers…
The blaster used by Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy is being put to auction on December 21st.
You know, if you guys pool your money together, you could win your favorite blogger the ultimate Christmas present.
The Mauser-style pistol that Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo used in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” is up for sale to the highest bidder, online auctioneers Invaluable said Wednesday.
Looking a bit worse for wear after its intergalactic adventures, the so-called DL-44 Blaster — which Ford used in the two 1980s blockbuster movies — is estimated to be worth $200,000 to $300,000.
More specifically, it’s a BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol featuring sight adjustments, an air cooling vent, and a stun setting. Any prospective buyer who cannot recite these basic components is not a serious bidder.
“The blaster is exactly in its original filming condition and therefore exhibits wear from use, but retains all of the original details, including the flash suppressor and scope,” it said. (H/T – L-Frame)
If I had the money, I would guarantee I’d be bringing it home. You cannot put a price on something like this, and i would gladly overpay for it. That said, it will probably go to some filthy rich douchebag who never heard of IG-88 and believes Greedo shot first.
Say what you want about the Red Chinese: they always think outside the pillbox.
Experts in China are discussing the possibility of the People’s Liberation Army to establish a missile base on the moon following the successful launch of the Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang’e-3 lunar rover on Dec. 1, according to the Beijing Times.
An expert from the China National Space Administration’s Lunar Exploration Programme Center told the paper that China plans to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2030. By 2050, the moon could become a base from which to send the country’s manned spacecraft to explore deep space, the source said.
He added that the moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite, and it can be transformed into a deadly weapon. Like the Death Star in Star Wars, the moon could hypothetically be used as a military battle station and ballistic missiles could be launched against any military target on Earth.
Great, now we have to launch a rescue mission for Plincess Reia.