I have to ask the question because he is doing the same thing that resulted in many conservatives being labeled as such. Conservatives have said that Barack Hussein Obama lied to us about Obamacare. He lied when he said it would save money, that it would result in lower premiums and that you could keep your doctor (or health plan) if you liked your doctor (or health plan).
None of these things Obama said would happen did and those who called him out on it have been labeled as racist.
Barney Frank was a big cheerleader for Obamacare and he helped shove this monstrosity down the collective throats of Americans. Now he is saying that Obama lied to the people and implied that those who supported the lies knew they were doing so. His reference was specifically to the keep your health plan claim.
“I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis. But, frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.” Chicks on the Right
In order for someone to lie that person has to know what he is saying is not true and there has to be an intent to deceive. Otherwise one is only guilty of being incorrect. In other words, if Obama were not lying he would be able to say that he did not know these things would turn out differently. Since Frank is telling us that THAT wasn’t true (past tense indicates it was known not to be true) and THEY (more than just Obama) just lied to people it is obvious from the context the real facts were known and were lied about.
This has been discussed in more detail in the past and it has been pointed out with more specific words that they knew it was not true while still telling the lie (kind of like a video caused Benghazi).
It is amazing to me that Frank is admitting this but since he is no longer in office he really has nothing to worry about. He can fess up and tell us the truth which is a miracle in and of itself.
Frank was a big supporter of Obamacare and he helped push it through so the only real issue I have with his epiphany is that he used the word THEY instead of WE.
You see, Frank was part of Congress and he knew the lie. He still pushed it on us so a more accurate version of what he said would be.
…And you shouldn’t lie to people. And WE just lied to people (just meaning simply and not in the immediate past).
All Democrats voted for this. Those who are still in Congress should be voted out of office this November. They forced us into something the majority did not want and they lied to us in the process.
They were not there for us so we should not be there for them.
One other thing. The idea of rationed care was part of the debate and the Democrats assured us this would not happen. They claimed we would have choices and that everything would be OK. We could all get doctors and care would not be rationed.
Those with Obamacare have limited choices to begin with and it looks like they will be worse off soon. Many doctors have begun to refuse Obamacare patients because the payment for services is too low. In other words, there will be too many patients and too few doctors willing to see them for Obamacare reimbursement. That means their care will be rationed.
The good news is those not on Obamacare will not have to wait as long to get appointments…
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Any citizen of the People’s Republik of Maryland knows that it is nearly impossible to get a permit to carry a firearm. Maryland law does not allow open carry and unless one is wealthy or politically connected then one has a better chance of winning the lottery than getting a concealed carry permit.
The hold up is that Maryland requires good and substantial reason against apprehended danger to carry a firearm and though what constitutes good and substantial is not well defined the Maryland State Police has decided that self defense is not within the definition.
After the original Woolard decision many people applied for a permit based on the ruling that stated the existence of the right was reason enough. Through stays and an eventual overturn of the ruling those who applied and listed set defense and all other legal purposes as their G&S reason were denied. The state has violated its provisions for a hearing to appeal the decisions but that is another story.
In any event, a recent court case shows that a Maryland jury believes that self defense is a justified reason for carrying a firearm.
New Jersey police officer Joseph Walker was involved in a road rage incident in Maryland and he pulled his car over. The other driver, an intoxicated man with a criminal history, pulled over some 150 feet from Walker and got out of his vehicle (as did Walker). Walker retreated to his vehicle and retrieved his service weapon and shot the man three times (two of the shots after the man reportedly raised his hands).
There are plenty of issues here. Walker is allowed to carry a weapon in any state because he is a law enforcement officer. But, we in Maryland hear all the time that police officers are better trained to handle tense situations in which deadly force might need to be used. Walker exercised no such restraint. He could have shown is badge with the firearm and told the guy to move on. He could have phoned the police and told them what was going on before he ever pulled over (or instead of pulling over), he certainly could have allowed the man to get within 50 feet and then got back into his vehicle and drove off. He would have been long gone before the victim was able to get back into his vehicle.
I will not debate here whether the jury was right or wrong. I was not there but I do feel there were many options before the use of a firearm was needed.
However, the Maryland jury said that the cop’s actions were justified in the name of self defense. In other words, self defense is a good and substantial reason to shoot someone who is threatening bodily harm. In order to do that one must be allowed to carry a firearm. Walker is a special case because he is a cop and allowed to carry one. What would have been the outcome if this had been an unarmed Maryland citizen?
I venture to say that the outcome would have been different.
While I believe that a citizen should not have to demonstrate any reason to carry a firearm, assuming of course the person is not otherwise prohibited (mentally ill, a felon, etc) I will state that if Maryland is going to continue to play games in this regard it is time for the state to recognize that self defense is a good and substantial reason against apprehended danger.
Average law abiding citizens are many more times likely to be harmed by bad people than are police officers and they all get to carry an assortment of weapons including a firearm. Let us not forget the number one reason a police officer carries a firearm (and his other weapons) is to defend HIMSELF against apprehended danger.
Law abiding citizens who pay the salaries of all government employees including police officers deserve the same consideration.
In fact they are entitled to that consideration as enumerated in the Second Amendment and Maryland’s Constitution which states the Constitution of the United States shall be the Supreme Law of the state (that would include the Second Amendment for the liberals out there).
Art. 2. The Constitution of the United States, and the Laws made, or which shall be made, in pursuance thereof, and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, are, and shall be the Supreme Law of the State; and the Judges of this State, and all the People of this State, are, and shall be bound thereby; anything in the Constitution or Law of this State to the contrary notwithstanding.
It is tragic that a man lost his life in an incident that has so many questions but the result demonstrates that self defense is a natural right that does not depend on government.
Therefore government should not infringe on that right or the right to bear arms as a means to defend.
The Second Amendment is the only good and substantial reason needed and it is time for Maryland’s liberal politicians to get their head’s out of their rectal cavities and do what is right, proper and CONSTITUTIONAL.
Remember, gun control is not about guns it is about control.
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That should probably be a given since he was a fake wrestler and then a politician. Yes, he served in the military and implied he was a Navy Seal but his service was long ago and somewhere along the way he forgot what honor is.
Ventura sued Navy Seal Chris Kyle over a passage in his book where he indicated he had knocked out a celebrity who he later identified as Ventura. Kyle was shot and killed so the suit transferred to his estate and today a jury reached a verdict awarding Ventura (real name James George Janos) 1.8 million dollars.
The verdict awards $500,000 for defamation and 1.3 million for unjust enrichment.
How did the jury determine, or better yet, how did Ventura prove that Kyle lied about the encounter? The passage in the book indicates Kyle knocked Ventura out for talking badly about the military and in court Ventura claimed that Kyle lied. Maybe he did but how did he prove it? Without a third party to corroborate the events it is just a he said he said issue and one of the people involved is not alive to defend his position.
The other thing is, how did Ventura merit 1.3 million because of unjust enrichment? It is highly doubtful that Kyle’s book sold because of the passage about Ventura.
While all of this is stunning it is even more disgusting that Ventura would sue in the first place and then continue the suit when Kyle died.
Ventura is a lowlife. It seems to me that perhaps Kyle told the truth and the guy who faked beating people up for a living did not like it.
Kyle died way too young and if there is justice in the world the verdict will be appealed and stalled for so long that Ventura joins him before he ever sees one cent of the award.
Ventura has written several books so perhaps he wrote something that he could be sued for.
Then again, someone would have to read the books to determine that so his money is probably safe.
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There are thousands of illegal aliens in Texas who are here, as the word illegal implies, in violation of the law. But that does not stop them from being placed ahead of citizens of this nation particularly those in McAllen Texas. In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation the illegals will be evacuated BEFORE the million or so citizens in the area are even aware that an evacuation is planned.
The emergency planners of the Rio Grande Valley are concerned about what will happen if a disaster takes place but they are more worried about the several thousand illegals than they are about more than a million citizens.
The plan that these so called managers have devised would be to evacuate the illegals before the general public (read citizens) are notified of the evacuation order. In other words the thousands of illegals are more important than over one million citizens (discounting that some of the people who will get a delayed notification might be illegal as well). The reality, in any event, is that the overwhelming number of people who will get the delayed notice are citizens.
The managers are worried that the illegals would get caught up in a traffic jam as people flee the affected area. There seems to be no concern for those who will actually be in the jam so long as it is not those here illegally.
If there is concern that the illegals might get caught up in a disaster I think they should be evacuated very quickly and it should be back to the nation from which they came. Right now would be quickly enough because, let’s face it, they are here as part of a Obama caused disaster.
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Maryland, led by Martin O’Moron and his band of merry idiots, enacted strict and unconstitutional gun laws in the state. Crime rates and crimes with firearms have not dropped but law abiding citizens are regularly infringed upon in direct violation of the Second Amendment.
He and his pack of idiots were warned that this would not be good and now, to quote Obama’s favorite pastor, the chickens have come home to roost. Beretta Firearms is moving its entire production facility from Maryland to Tennessee (look at the picture and tell me he is NOT a doofus) and the move will result in the loss of hundreds of jobs in the state.
O’Malley has lived off the taxpayer for nearly his entire adult life and he has never really run anything outside of government. His track record of running things inside the government is of failure. He has raised taxes time and again and he has trampled the Constitution as he plods toward a run for the presidency.
America, this half baked twerp is as bad as Obama. He has no real life experience and he is a progressive who believes in big government and keeping his boot on the throats of citizens. He is a jack booted thug who cannot see the error of his ways through his liberal colored glasses.
His policies have resulted in a lot of people voting with their feet and they are taking their money with them. Now Beretta is voting with its feet by moving to a more firearm friendly state where the right of the people to keep and bear arms is not infringed. Beretta will operate in a safer state because the people are armed.
Meanwhile the people of Maryland are sitting ducks for the criminals who do not obey the laws enacted by the moron and his henchmen.
There is no way O’Moron should ever be considered for the presidency. He is inept and he does not follow his oath. He tramples the Constitution and the rights of the people.
While all of that makes him an ideal liberal the only place he should be is in a federal prison.
Thanks Marty for chasing away the jobs. I know you want to be president but we already have a guy who is chasing the jobs away and that is not sitting too well with those who would like to have a job, not be bothered by government and live in a safe environment where the criminals do not have the upper hand.
By the way, are you interested in being president because you get more armed guards than you currently have? You are less important than anyone of the people in Maryland particularly those who pay your salary.
Why do you deny those folks the right to bear arms while you travel with well armed troopers by your side?
Choose wisely America. You selected dumbass Obama and that did not work out too well. Please don’t think about doubling down by selecting the Teflon Leprechaun.
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