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Isn’t it Ironic?

A friend sent me a series of pictures depicting irony yesterday and it got me thinking about this week’s news. Most everyone has followed the terrible happenings at a French magazine that specialized in satire. When the news started streaming into our lives, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest struggled to describe what had happened as an act of terrorism, couching his comments by referring to the episode of “violence”. It still amazes me that some in our halls of governance are so tenuous in talking about terrorism. That they are still unsure of what it is or who the perpetrators are. As I stand in the Homeland Security pat down lines at the airport every time I want to visit my granddaughter, I know who they should be looking for: the Islamists who believe that the only living souls left on earth should pray to Allah and the drug cartel members that care for no other life on earth than their own. I have a clear understanding of terrorism: It is the destruction of innocents which leaves in its wake lives forever mangled. It is the absence of love for humanity. It can be as violent as the Islamist …

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Congressman Larsen admits Obamacare isn’t perfect

In 2009 through 2010 the American public was very clear about how they felt about the passing of Obamacare (PPACA).  The publics response in 2009/2010, according to Congressman Larsen was, “No” and “Hell No!”  But Congressman Larsen let the little people know that he knew better and that Obamacare would slow down health insurance and medical costs immediately and curb the cost curve downward in the future. Two weeks ago I received the new rates for both my sons health insurance premiums and on a separate plan the premium rate increase for my husband and I.  Both are slated to take effect on January 1, 2013.  My sons plan increases from $102.00 to $220.00, with a  higher deductible, co-pay and out of pocket maximum as another kick in the rear for good measure.  The health insurance premiums for my husband and I are going from $556.00 per month for both of us to $1080.00 per month for both of us.  Again, higher deductibles, co-pays and out of pocket maximums. So now Congress has the opportunity to do the right thing for the middle class who will be crushed by these changes.  Whether it is due to a +100% increases in …

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