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Obama Gets His Civilian Army

Friday, March 26th, 2010

– Elphaba

Well, I guess we’re finding out what’s in the bill, now that it’s passed:

Courtesy of NoisyRoom.net.

See the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, page 1312:

SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.
Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT–
(1) IN GENERAL.–here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.
(2) REQUIREMENT.–All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended.
(3) APPOINTMENT.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(4) ACTIVE DUTY.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.
(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.–Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.
(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Affordable Health Choices Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps.

[Note here that those personally appointed by BO — without advice and consent of the Senate — automatically become a part of the Regular Corps. Ed.]

(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESERVE.–
(1) PURPOSE.–The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.
(2) USES.–The Ready Reserve Corps shall–
(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;
(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;
(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and
(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 399SS) to improve access to health services.
(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to the Office of the Surgeon General for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall be used for recruitment and training of Commissioned Corps Officers.

I don’t know about you, but I feel sick, no pun intended.  This goes so far beyond the pale that I just don’t have the words right now.  Son of a bitch!

We obviously need more ammo.

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What Change Looks Like

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

– Elphaba

What Change Looks Like

Special thanks to LC Aggie Sith over at Hookers and Booze (who found it at Logics Monster) for the heads up on this truly glorious portrait of our Dear Leader.  As Aggie says, “Make it go viral. It’s a moral imperative.”

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This is who we’re fighting against.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

– Wiccapundit
An “uninsured” patient from North Carolina says:

“It’s just going to be like Christmas … It’s going to be great. You know, no worries (about) the bills. We are going to go ahead and pay our co-pay and be alright.”

Sorry, dude.  This Christmas it’s gonna be a sack of coal in your stocking.  At least if I have anything to say about it.

From Boortz.

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Oh, this guy is SO right (as in correct).

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

– Wiccapundit

My only objection is that he needs to be more passionate.  Seriously, he’s going straight on the blogroll.

From HaHaYou’reDead.

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Throw the bums out!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

– Elphaba

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Maybe Obama can hire this guy to help figure out how to pay for Obamacare.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

– Wiccapundit


The Pudding Guy – 12k Chocolate Puddings Into A Lifetime Of Free Flights

Guy spends $3,140 on 12,150 individual servings of pudding, trades in UPC codes on them for 1.25 million frequent flyer miles, continues to utilize frequent flyer promotions to amass miles five times faster than he spends them (with all the perks that come with American Airlines Advantage Gold status), and even got an $815 tax deduction for donating the pudding to the Salvation Army.  America, what a country!

(From Djmick Life, via the usual sources.)

While we’re at it, have we mentioned the exceptional values available on fine Red State Witch pudding merchandise to be found at our Zazzle merch page?  Pudding – it’s not just for dessert anymore.

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Going down…

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

– Wiccapundit


And the hits just keep on comin’.  It seems I can’t post fast enough to keep track of Obama’s sinking poll numbers.  His approval rating is dropping like a newly-adolescent male’s testicles.  As I noted a mere four days ago, his disapproval rating after fourteen months in office reached a level worse than George Bush’s after his entire two-term tenure.   The previous poll number post was nine days before that.  At this rate, within a week I’ll be posting hourly, then minute-by-minute.  Perhaps Einstein could have told us if time slows down as poll number decline approaches the speed of light.

It gets bettah:

CNN poll: Majority disapprove of Obama for first time

Majority, as in more than 50%, even if you use ObamaMath™.  Maybe the public’s opinion of Obama’s performance is related to that stuff with the thing they were messin’ with last weekend, or somethin’.  Just a thought.

(Yeah, I found it on Ace.  So what.)

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Stoaty is my hero.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

– Elphaba

I love this beautiful work of art sooooo much, that I just have to share it here, courtesy of Stoaty Weasel:

The only thing that would be even more beautiful?  The photo taken right after that anvil lands.

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What next?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Now that the shock of the healthcare reform 2×4 across the forehead has begun to wear off, it’s time to consider the next steps.  Below the fold is an essay I wrote early this morning setting forth my thoughts on where to go from here.  But first, some profound thoughts from Oddball about “the negative waves, Baby.”

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Have fun stormin’ the castle…

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

– Wiccapundit

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