Hillary Thinks You’re All Nuts And Has A Plan To Address It

She wants to do to mental health what Obama did to physical health

(Politico)  Hillary Clinton on Monday released a sweeping agenda to deal with the mental health problem in the United States, including a call to convene a White House conference on the issue during her first year in office.

“Recognizing that nearly a fifth of all adults in the United States — more than 40 million people — are coping with a mental health problem, Hillary’s plan will integrate our mental and physical health care systems,” the Democratic nominee’s campaign said in a statement. “Her goal is that within her time in office, Americans will no longer separate mental health from physical health when it comes to access to care or quality of treatment. Hillary has been talking about mental health policy throughout her campaign, since hearing directly from American parents, students, veterans, nurses, and police officers about how these challenges keep them up at night.”

Clinton’s plan encompasses the integration of mental and physical health care systems, including an expansion of reimbursement structures in Medicare and Medicaid, tasking the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to create and implement the new payment models. Suicide prevention is also a major focus of the plan, with Clinton’s campaign saying she would assign all relevant federal agencies to create a cross-government initiative overseen by the surgeon general. Clinton previously announced her plan to increase funding for community health centers last month, an idea favored by primary rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

In other words, putting all your mental health everything in the hands of the government. Which would also have the power to audit insurers and such to make sure they are doing what government thinks is best. But, hey, don’t worry, government won’t actually do anything with the information they take, and there’s no chance it could be hacked in government hands, you know

The proposal would also seek to provide training to law enforcement officers on how to deal with people with mental health issues, as well as launching a joint initiative between the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services to increase community-based housing.

More and more government. It’s the way liberals roll.

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If All You See…

…is float needed to rescue people from sea rise and an angry ocean, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on NYC’s 31 protected genders.

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This Election Matters Because Of ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Updating the old saying “everyone talks about ‘climate change’, but no one wants to do anything about it.” That’s because most people aren’t interested in reducing their own standard of living while raising their cost of living, most especially including the people who push Hotcoldwetdry the most. The AP’s Seth Borenstein, their resident climahysteric, is vexed by this election, and says that climate change really super matters, you guys!

THE ISSUE: It’s as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: one warming, one not.

Clinton says climate change “threatens us all,” while Trump tweets that global warming is “mythical” and repeatedly refers to it as a “hoax.” Measurements and scientists say Clinton’s Earth is much closer to reality.

As heat-trapping gases in the air intensify and hot temperature records shatter, global warming is taking a toll on Americans’ everyday life : their gardens, air, water, seasons, insurance rates and more.

So much so that the issue tends to be last or next to last in poll after poll on American citizen’s concerns.


Dozens of measurements show Earth is warming. And it’s worsening. The overwhelming majority of climate scientists and nearly every professional organization of scientists have said climate change is real, man-made and a problem.

Borenstein continues on with the typical stuff you expect, long on complaints but short on scientific proof. It’s blamestorming without proof.

Changing the world’s economy from burning fossil fuel, which causes global warming, has a huge pricetag. So does not doing anything. The world’s average income will shrivel 23 percent by the year 2100 if carbon dioxide pollution continues at the current pace, according to a 2015 study out of Stanford and the University of California Berkeley.

The very fact that it is referred to as carbon pollution shows this has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics.

It may seem improbable that government action can restore balance to something as vast as the climate. But presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush showed that big things can be done about air pollution. They took steps that reduced ozone depletion and acid rain.

Except, those issues were real, unlike anthropogenic climate change. They were scientifically proven. Mankind was actually putting real pollutants into the atmosphere. “Carbon pollution” is utter junk science.

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Surprise: Former Senior Obama Advisor Calls For Public Option

Question: if Obamacare was doing well, would so many liberals be calling for a public option?

(CNS News) “How concerned are you that ObamaCare could implode?” Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” asked former Obama campaign manager and senior adviser David Plouffe on Sunday.

Plouffe said while “almost all” of Obamacare is working, he believes it’s time to consider a “public option” — a government-run health care plan.

“So I think what will happen after this election, though, is obviously you’ll have the space to say OK, what is working well? And I think almost all of it is. What needs to be strengthened? I think you’ll see a lot of Republican governors now finally accept Medicaid funding.”

If Ocare was working so well only the fringe would be calling for a public option, for morphing Ocare into single payer. If it was working so well they’d be screaming about its successes from the belfry.

Do you know who else wants a public option (well, for Everyone Else, because, like in many countries, the elites find ways around it to get quality care without waiting in long lines)?

“So you know, I think — but at the end of the day, the president spoke of that. And he thinks that’s part of the solution going forward.”

Obama does

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month, President Obama discussed “next steps” for the Affordable Care Act.

“Some parts of the country have struggled with limited insurance market competition for many years, which is one reason that, in the original debate over health reform, Congress considered and I supported including a Medicare-like public plan. Public programs like Medicare often deliver care more cost-effectively by curtailing administrative overhead and securing better prices from providers.

Doctors and medical practices are dropping out of the system or refusing to accept new patients, due to massive problems in getting reimbursed, and those reimbursals often being break even or losing money. As far as administrative overhead, Ocare added tons of that.

“The public plan did not make it into the final legislation. Now, based on experience with the ACA, I think Congress should revisit a public plan to compete alongside private insurers in areas of the country where competition is limited. Adding a public plan in such areas would strengthen the Marketplace approach, giving consumers more affordable options while also creating savings for the federal government.”

So, now that Ocare is floundering, now that insurance providers are fleeing the system, now that co-ops are crashing, now that doctors are saying “nope, get it away”, now that premiums are spiking, etc and so on, Obama wants a public option. The next step would be to fully implement single payer, a full government run system. Except for those elites like Plouffe and Obama. Of course, it would be tougher, since so many elites from countries with single payer come to the U.S. for that quality care.

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It’s The Economy, Donald

Many are starting to notice something I’ve dropped a few posts on recently, namely that Trump should forgo most of his typical talking points and focus on the economy. In this case, it is Rob Carver at the Fiscal Times

At this point, Donald Trump has only the thinnest of reeds to cling to in his effort to prevent his campaign from sinking out of sight. It’s not the fantastical claim that he’s going to capture the African-American vote. He’s not; especially not if he keeps doing things like this. It’s not the myth of “missing voters” who will magically appear to carry him to victory in November. And it’s certainly not the ongoing effort to convince voters that, against all evidence, Hillary Clinton is secretly battling a deadly illness.

It’s the economy, stupid.

Trump is the candidate of the frustrated and the angry who feel that they have been left behind by a country and an economy that simply doesn’t look the way it used to. And the news Friday that the Commerce Department had downgraded the already dismal second quarter GDP numbers from an annualized 1.2 percent to 1.1 percent is the sort of thing that, if he had the self-control to avoid unnecessary distractions, he would be hammering on night and day.

Once again, what Americans care about foremost are bread and butter issues. How is the health of the economy affecting themselves and those they know. What’s their pay look like. Does their company sound safe? What’s their cost of living. Everything else, no matter how important it seems at the time (seriously, while the Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem seems huge, does it matter, or is it just a distraction?). This is what people want to know about.

In fact, when it comes to fixing the economy, economists across the political spectrum are remarkably agreed on the question of whether or not Trump is the man to do it. In a brutal article published Friday, The Wall Street Journal surveyed 45 economists who have served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers under one of the past eight presidents. Not a single one of them said that they would support Trump.

But for Trump, the blessing of the elites doesn’t matter. Economic uncertainty is like fertilizer for the worries that he is trying to plant in the minds of voters, and if his new campaign team has any sense at all, they will be advising him to play up the state of the economy in his public appearances and to play down the ridiculous promises about his ultimate victory with minority voters.

Instead of making those appeals to minority voters (note: he still hasn’t made an appeal to Conservatives specifically yet), he should talk about the economics that affect them, and everyone. In all fairness, his recent speech about the state of blacks did touch on a lot of the bad economic numbers that plague black communities. Obviously, that wasn’t covered by the oh-so-neutral media. Trump should give speeches that do not include Other Things, distraction things, talking about himself things, that allow the media to focus on things other than the economy.

Trump plans on giving a “yuge” immigration speech on Wednesday (if it doesn’t get cancelled again) in Arizona to lay out (supposedly) his full plan. While some care about this a lot, and most are interested in this issue, it is not a win-the-general-election issue. It’s not going to move the needle beyond Trump’s base.

If Trump is going to talk about any issues, they need to be put specifically in terms of the economy. People want to know what a Donald Trump presidency will do for their wallets. He needs to tell them, and contrast that with what a Hillary economy will look like.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is a city that will soon be swamped by sea rise, floods, and drought, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on the DOJ telling employers to break the law.

The theme this week is clearing out extra photos.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful day in America, as summer winds down and we head into fall football season. As a Giants fan, I’ll let you know how nice this season is in a few weeks. This pinup is by Tatiana Doronina, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. The Last Refuge discuss the Colin Kaepernick issue of not standing for the national anthem
  2. The Last Tradition notes a KKK leader endorsing Hillary
  3. The Right Scoop notes where Colin “Oppression” Kaepernick’s shoes are made
  4. This ain’t Hell... notes another “private” email update
  5. Blazing Cat Fur explains the burkini ban
  6. Bookworm Room has a college course comparison
  7. Capitalism Is Freedom notes that you really shouldn’t text while cooking
  8. Chicks On the Right wonders about bathing in hot sauce
  9. Cold Fury discusses the point of Trump and acceptance
  10. Creeping Sharia covers another “Islamophobia” hoax crime
  11. Doug Ross @ Journal notes Hillary’s bribe broker exposed
  12. Fire Andrea Mitchell covers an elderly bored grandma needing help out of the car
  13. Free North Carolina uses a snakebite to note what is wrong with American healthcare
  14. Gay Patriot covers stupid feminist games
  15. And last, but not least, House Of Eratosthenes wants to be saved from symbolic gestures

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list. (BTW, since someone asked, the reason I leave links for the previous week up (or you might see a *) is because they are place holders for later in the day or for next weeks. Easier than rewriting all the time. Also, the listing order has to do with how they are added over time, not how good a post is. I just copy and paste from the previous week, then edit. If you see one of the *’s, go ahead and check out the blog anyhow, see if there is an update. I cannot update with my Android during the day.

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Why Won’t Hillary Talk About The Economy?

At the end of the day, in virtually every poll, the top issues are the economy, jobs, and wages. This is what Americans truly care about. Bread and butter issues. All the social justice worker stuff is low hanging fruit. Man-induced climate change is typically last or next to last. Most of the things Hillary talks about are low ranking issues. Why? Because it’s rather hard to make the case to keep doing the same things that have left the economy in the doldrums

The new GDP numbers are terrible. No wonder Hillary won’t talk about the economy

We got revised GDP numbers from the Commerce Department on Friday and the economy actually did slightly WORSE than originally estimated. Growth was 1.1 percent in the second quarter of this year and less than 1 percent for the first six months of 2016. The business sector of the economy has sunk recession territory. Profits are srinking (down 2.4 percent last quarter) so how long can the stock market rise?

The consumer is keeping the economy out of negative territory, but that’s only because we are spending more than we are earning.

How long can that go on? About as long as the housing bubble could inflate without bursting.

For years the polls have shown that Americans are hyper-concerned about the economy and job security. That was when the economy was growing at a meek 2 percent. Now at 1 percent, we aren’t just treading water, more families are being plunged underwater.

Where’s all the growth under Obama’s economic policies? At the top.

The Democrats who keep saying how well the economy is doing seem to be living in an alternative universe. And that’s probably because so many of the leftwing pundits and economists live and work in Washington DC, which really is doing just fine – thank you. DC is booming thanks to the tribute taxpayers from real America send each month to the capital. Three of the five wealthiest counties are around DC. That tells you everything about who is getting rich off liberal government expansion policies.

For all the caterwauling from Democrats about the rich getting rich during the George W Bush era, they don’t seem to have the same zeal to attack the Democratic Party policies that are truly helping the rich at the expense of the lower and middle classes. Not too mention policies that simply hurt the lower and middle classes while growing the size of the federal government.

Hillary says that what the economy really needs now is a tax increase. Crazy. ‎A new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis says that Hillary’s economic plan will eventually shave 1 percent off GDP. That would technically sink the economy down to zero growth.

Interestingly, for a woman making so much money off of speeches and such, she refuses to cut a check to the IRS to match the tax increase she wants on “the rich.” For a goodly chunk of “the rich” raising the income tax level will do little, since their money is so often made off of capital gains. Hillary’s would be directly filed as income. Guess she doesn’t want to pay her fair share voluntarily.

Her jobs plan would kill hundreds of thousands of jobs. Her energy plan would likewise kill lots of jobs and increase the cost of living for Americans. The aforementioned tax plan would reduce the GDP by 1%, meaning zero growth. The Obama/Democrat economic policies have created the worst economic recovery of all time. Manufacturing has not come back. Good paying jobs are getting harder and harder to find. Want to flip a burger or pour coffee? Good news. Base level jobs have grown. But, thanks to Obamacare, hours will be tightly controlled.

Trump must hammer Hillary and Obama on these abysmal economic developments. What is needed? ‎Tax cuts. Deregulation. American energy production. Repeal of Obamacare. He should talk about little else if he wants to win.

Sage advice. If Trump wants to win, he needs to spend the bulk of his time talking about the economy, jobs, and wages. All the distractions and personal attacks need to be minimized. And all the gaffes need to be minimized, so that he can get his economic ideas out into public.

You know what else is low hanging fruit? Illegal immigration. The same polls that show things like ‘climate change’ as utterly unimportant when stacked up against real issues also show that dealing with illegal immigration is also not all that important. So, he needs to minimize discussion of illegal immigration, and mostly discuss it in terms of the economy and jobs. Attack Hillary and Democrats on their ideas/policies from an economic point of view. ‘Climate change’? Discuss how this will harm people’s livelyhoods and cost of living. The over the top spending, rising deficit, horrific government debt, out of control regulations. Discuss them, and make them personal to citizens.

Bill Clinton’s advisor had an internal message for his people “The economy, stupid”, which morphed to “it’s the economy, stupid.” Yes. He’s right. People are going to care about what effects them. A second, less know internal saying was “change vs more of the same.” This is what Trump needs to do. The economy and “do people want to continue doing what hasn’t worked?” The primaries are long over. The general election is coming up fast. Hit Hillary and Obama on the subjects that people care about.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Almost The Perfect Canadian Crime

There’s just two missing things

(Winnipeg Free Press) Good goalies steal hockey games all the time. Cases of beer, on the other hand…

In what may be the most Canadian crime in recent memory, a man wearing “goalie pads, blocker and trapper and carrying a goalie stick” was evidently looking for post-game refreshments and broke into a Russell beer store early Monday.

“It was different,” RCMP Cpl. Brett Church said Thursday. “I’ve never seen that before. Very bizarre.”

The thief had help. An accomplice threw a rock through a glass door and went into at the vendor at about 2:40 a.m., and was followed inside by the nefarious netminder.

“He was wearing everything but a (goalie) mask,” Church said, adding the man had a tuque pulled down over his head.

Why yes, yes there is video at the link.

But, can you guess what the two problems making this not the best Canadian heist are?

Early Monday morning, the rock went through the entrance door — and the bandits made off with three cases.

“Budweiser,” Betke said.

Budweiser? Not Molson, Labatts, or Moosehead? Seriously? That’s the first problem.

The second? There’s been no apology.

Oh, and BTW

Betke (manager of the store) said she provided the RCMP with surveillance video without seeing it first. She learned it was a hockey-themed heist when she read the RCMP report published Tuesday in theRussell Banner.

“I just laughed out loud,” she said.

She apologized for laughing too loud, then apologized for chastising the crook for stealing bad beer.

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If All You See…

…is a mountainside that looks to be collapsing from the lost of glaciers from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Daley Gator, with a post on indisputable proof that Hillary is unfit to be president.

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