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ObamaCare forecast…

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No,  not mine,  but all the pundits who  initially predicted the  law would be upheld by 8 to 1.

My prediction  is that the mandatory purchase clause will be struck down 5 to 4.   If the justices actually follow the rule of law,  something which they’ve had trouble doing for a few years,  they will say that since the Affordable Health Care Act contained no provision stating that any portion struck down would not affect the remainder of the law,  the whole nasty ObamaCare package is consigned to the circular file.

Meanwhile,  Democrats  are fundraising  as if they will lose on this issue.   You can read what others think here,   and here,  and  the warning  His Oneness gave.

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June 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

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Volcano as landfill…

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For your amusement

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June 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

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Foreign policy triumph?

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Ah,  His Oneness is doing so well with our wonderful  Pakistani friends,  isn’t he?

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June 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

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Carter, moralist…

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Jimmy Carter has to be the most tiresome former president in U.S. history.   By conducting drone strikes which kill people,  we are failing to lie up to his glorious moral vision,  and violating United Nations’ standards.  Carter was intelligent, but like so many Democratic presidents,  certain that no one else in the room could be as smart as he was.  He is also a smug,  self-righteous jerk.   He has held for decades the title of our worst ex-President,  but I’m confident His Oneness has already overtaken him,  even before leaving office.

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June 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm

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Arthritis alert…

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This new discovery  won’t cure arthritis,  but it may well slow the progress of the disease by giving early warning to those developing the disease.

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June 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

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State Department lies…

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The Obama Administration is so hip,  so cool,  so technologically proficient.   But it can’t Google Hani Nour Eldin and find out that,  in addition to being a newly elected member of the Egyptian parliament,  is also  a member of the Gamaa Islamiya, or the Egyptian Islamic Group?   The group’s  spiritual leader,  Omar Abdel Rahman,  aka the “blind sheik”,  was convicted in 1995 of plotting attacks on New York City landmarks and transportation centers,  and is serving a life sentence in a North Carolina federal prison.

The group has been designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization,  meaning that it should not have been possible for Eldin to obtain a U.S. visa.   Even more interesting is that the State Department  claims that Eldin was  invited by the Wilson Center as part of the Egyptian parliamentary delegation.   However,  the Wilson Center says the State Department selected the delegation,  and it was merely one of the places the delegation visited.   That certainly suggests that State knew who and what Eldin was,  and sought to conceal that knowledge.

Andrew McCarthy picks up on  the visa point  and much more.

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June 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

ObamaCare decisions…

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The New York Times actually  has an interesting piece  on how ObamaCare ended up at the Supreme Court,  though it can’t resist some editorial handwringing over the likely fate of the individual mandate.

The Washington Post offers  more wailing  and moaning.

I don’t think we’ll get the decision until the end of the week,  but you never know.

UPDATE:  Not until Thursday apparently.

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June 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

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