Hollywood’s Hysterical “Cancer Screening” Lie for Obama – Michelle Malkin – [page]

Hollywood’s Hysterical “Cancer Screening” Lie for Obama – Michelle Malkin – Townhall.com.

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The Hollywood Women for Obama Club wants you to vote with your “lady parts.” I want the women of America to vote with their lady smarts. The latest ad from a trio of Tinsel Town actresses spreads one of the stupidest lies about Mitt Romney this election cycle. Fantasyland needs a fact check.

According to starlets Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, the GOP presidential ticket wants to “end” funding for “cancer screenings.” If you and your reproductive organs don’t vote for Obama, the doe-eyed celebrities ominously imply, people will DIE, DIE, DIE!

This scare-mongering falsehood has been repeated endlessly by Planned Parenthood and the Obama campaign itself. An official Obama for America ad released in August accuses Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, of backing measures to “allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings.” It also is being used by demagogic Democrats in key Senate races (in Montana, for example).

This much is true: Romney and Ryan do indeed support ending all federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood’s billion-dollar empire. One-third of the budget of the nation’s largest abortion provider, which masquerades as a comprehensive health care provider, comes from government.

But here’s what the famous femmes don’t tell you: Planned Parenthood does not provide women with mammograms. PP’s “women’s health” mantle is a sham. An undercover investigation of 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states, conducted by pro-life group Live Action, confirmed that the abortion provider does not perform breast cancer screenings. “We don’t provide those services whatsoever,” a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona admitted. Planned Parenthood’s Comprehensive Health Center clinic in Overland Park, Kan., acknowledged: “We actually don’t have a, um, mammogram machine, at our clinics.”

But don’t just take Live Action’s word for it. In June 2012, the Obama Health and Human Services Department responded to a request for information about how many Planned Parenthood clinics were certified to operate mammogram facilities. “Our search did not find any documents pertinent to your request,” HHS told the Alliance Defense Fund.

Got that? Fraudulent Hollywood harridans and their hero in the White House have been deliberately deceiving women into thinking that eliminating Planned Parenthood subsidies would mean a catastrophic end to affordable cancer screening services. But the abortion provider’s purported “referral services” to outside mammogram facilities are negligible — especially given the widespread availability of free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening services across the country supported by both private and public grants.

Wait, that’s not all. In the real world, it’s the Obama administration, not Republicans, who have actively presided over and promoted a drop in cancer screenings for both men and women over the past four years. You can thank Democratic crusaders for health care rationing in the White House. They want all the glory of championing socialized medicine, but cut and run from the consequences at election time.

Under Obamacare, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be empowered to determine which health care services are “medically appropriate.” For nearly three decades, the federal panel of primary care physicians and epidemiologists has issued nonbinding guidelines and A-F ratings of recommended medical procedures. But as Forbes columnist Dr. Paul Hsieh explains:

ObamaCare links insurance coverage of preventive medical services to their USPSTF rating. … (U)nder ObamaCare, Medicare payment decisions will become increasingly controlled by the new Independent Payment Advisory Board, explicitly created to reduce Medicare spending. … To reduce costs, many private insurers will likely drop coverage for “C” and “D” rated services. Hence under ObamaCare, the USPSTF guidelines will likely become the de facto standards for both government and private health insurance coverage.”

And that means dropping coverage for the very services Scar-Jo and her femme friends are accusing the GOP of threatening.

Note: The USPSTF is the same review panel that advised cutting back on routine ovarian cancer screenings last month, recommended fewer prostate cancer screening tests in May 2012, and proposed mammogram restrictions for women over age 50 in 2009.

In fact, the Mayo Clinic reported this summer that mammogram screenings for women in their 40s have declined nearly 6 percent since the Obama panel announced its decision in 2009. “Comparing mammography rates before and after publication of the new guidelines,” the Mayo Clinic wrote, “researchers found that the recommendations were associated with a 5.72 percent decrease in the mammography rate for women ages 40-49. Over a year, nearly 54,000 fewer mammograms were performed in this age group.”

It’s no surprise the Hollywood “cancer screening” horror ad script was written by left-wing actor/director Rob Reiner of “All in the Family” and Archie Bunker fame. These Obama-promoting meatheads and their hysterical handmaidens inhabit a manufactured world impervious to facts and fiscal realities.

 

Act of Valor Trumps Hollywood’s Asinine Squalor – Doug Giles – Townhall Conservative Columnists

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Act of Valor Trumps Hollywood’s Asinine Squalor – Doug Giles – Townhall Conservative Columnists.

Finally, a 21st century movie that doesn’t portray our military as corrupt, stupid, confused torturers who murder innocent babies.

Act of Valor, which opened this weekend, features active (and anonymous) Navy SEALs in the re-creation of real events that showcase our crème de la crème rescuing our operatives and crushing our enemies in an OMG type of way.

I’ve got two words for the manner in which our boys were depicted in this flick … Sa-lute!

If I were a wannabe enemy of the U.S.A. (foreign or domestic) I’d be crapping my cargo pants (or tunic) after viewing Act of Valor—chiefly because our special forces are some bad mamajambas who have the tools and the tenacity to jack you up.

Yep, be afraid, villains, as our troops are effective ministers of God poised, ready and willing with stealth and style to inflict the wrath of God on those who do evil. I’m talkin’ Romans 13:1-5 style. Look it up if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Another thing that I truly enjoyed about this film was the unambiguous patriotism of the soldiers and their families. Yep, no whining about their missions from their families or the SEALs who sacrificed their lives and limbs for God and country. It almost felt like I was in America again as I watched this movie. It was weird—but a good weird.

Even though it’s shocking to see our troops displayed in a magnificent manner within this Occuculture that loathes them, it was not a shocker to me; I have had the good fortune to spend time with many of our special ops and other soldiers in hunting camps from Alaska to Texas and have found them just as the movie displayed them: consummate class acts without a hint of the BS Hollyweird has smeared them with over the last decade.

I can’t say enough good things about this movie. In the theater in which my wife and I watched it we spotted several older gents and couples who sat in their seats and silently wept as the credits rolled. It was sacred.

I’m sure all the scabs and the venomous wood lice of the Left are going to crawl out from under the rocks where they dwell and bash this war pic, but that’s alright. Our SEALs and others have afforded you the right to be stupid and bray your insanity by keeping bad guys at bay, both at home and abroad, and thereby giving you the wherewithal to play your silly and ungrateful games against our fair land.

Lastly, parents, take your teenagers to see Act of Valor. Maybe, just maybe, some of the courage, patriotism and dignity depicted in this film will erase the film this crappy culture has slimed your kid with.

God bless America, our warriors who protect her, and those involved with this movie. Amen.

Stop Calling the Tea Party Extreme. It Isn’t. – American Thinker

Articles: Stop Calling the Tea Party Extreme. It Isn’t – American Thinker..

By Mercer Tyson

The left-leaning mainstream media and liberal Democratic politicians continue to refer to the Tea Party as extreme, wacko, and out of touch with the American public.  Clear evidence indicates exactly the opposite.

Many of us are getting increasingly annoyed when we hear the Tea Party called extreme, right-wing wackos, or other unbecoming names along that vein.  Of course, almost everyone I know decidedly left of center deems him- or herself centrist.  My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks he’s a centrist.  I have gone back through every posting on his blog, and they are all as far left on whatever subject he is writing about as one can be.

But then, he also thinks Obama is a centrist, as do large segments of the MSM, Hollywood, and other liberal groups.  Universal health care, unconditional amnesty for everyone, taxing enough life out of our valuable corporations to drive them to other countries (good riddance!  I mean, who wanted those high-paying jobs anyway?), subsidizing green energy schemes that cost a fortune and make no economic sense — it goes on and on.  I guess that, given their viewpoint, it’s no wonder they think the Tea Party is extreme.

Now, I know it’s pointless to try to convince a liberal that reality isn’t a whipped-cream world where all you have to do is wish and it will come true.  However, with the hope that some late arrivals to politics and those “independents” who seem to ride the fence and fall on whatever side has greener grass at the moment are open-minded and willing to listen, I will present some very obvious facts that have been dramatically confused by the various liberal cults that want to paint the Tea Party as extremist.

First, make no mistake about the MSM; they feign honesty, but their decidedly slanted viewpoint denies them the ability to present things in a straightforward manner.  There are some who argue that they purposefully distort the truth and paint those on the right side of the aisle as loonies, either directly or subtly.  I choose to believe that, being in the news business, they are merely hopeless liberals without a clue about reality, and believe they are representing the news fairly.  Regardless, they have the ability to affect opinions.  Depicting the Tea Party as extreme is an issue that really needs to be exposed.

So, exactly what does it mean to be extreme?  We all know, but I will present a definition anyway from Dictionary.com (with some minor editing):

1.  of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average.

2.  utmost or exceedingly great in degree.

3.  farthest from the center or middle; outermost; endmost.

4.  farthest, utmost, or very far in any direction.

5.  exceeding the bounds of moderation.

6.  going to the utmost or very great lengths in action, habit, opinion, etc.

So what exactly is extreme about the Tea Party?  Just how are they “of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average”?

Let’s analyze their viewpoints.  The Tea Party is not an official organization, but from the TeaParty.net website, the main “planks” are:

  • Limited federal government
  • Individual freedoms
  • Personal responsibility
  • Free markets

Limited Government

A recent Rasmussen poll (from US News and World Report) indicated that considerably more respondents believe the federal government has too much power as opposed to too little.  According to the survey:

75 percent of Republicans believe the federal government has too much power over the states while a plurality of Democrats (37 percent) believe the balance is about right.  Among those not affiliated with either major party, 52 percent say the federal government has too much influence while 9 percent say not enough.  [Italics added.]

And from a January ABC News article:

ABCNEWS tested the issue with two questions: Half the respondents in this poll were asked if they trust the government to do what’s right when it comes to handling national security and the war on terrorism. Sixty-eight percent said yes. The other half were asked if they trust the government to do what’s right when it comes to handling social issues like the economy, health care, Social Security and education.  Far fewer — 38 percent — said yes.

On this issue, the Tea Party is decidedly centrist.

Individual Freedoms

A December 2010 poll from Rasmussen Reports clearly shows how important individual freedoms are for Americans; “[a]mong moderate voters, a plurality (48%) agrees with the conservative perspective with a focus on protecting individual rights.”  Interestingly, “[t]he widest gap as is often the case is between the Political Class and Mainstream voters.  Seventy percent (70%) of those in the Mainstream say the primary role of a government is to protect individual rights.  Fifty-one percent (51%) of Political Class voters say insuring fairness and social justice should come first.”  Wow.  A whopping 70% of the Mainstream class!  Those are big numbers.

On this issue, the Tea Party is decidedly centrist.

Personal Responsibility

While polls asking the direct question of how important personal responsibility is in general are hard to find, specific polls show Americans believe in the concept.  From a Gallup poll on the subject of personal responsibility in the matter of health care, “89% of Republicans, 64% of independents, and 61% of Americans overall say Americans themselves — rather than the government — have the primary responsibility for ensuring that they have health insurance.”  Fairly large numbers support the Tea Party position.

Hardly anything that can be called extreme.

Free Markets

No surprise here.  According to a GlobalScan poll, the free-enterprise system and free-market economy together decidedly constitute the best system on which to base the future of the world.  In the U.S., this opinion is shared by 71% of the people surveyed in contrast to 24% who disagree.  (Worldwide polling shows 61% agreement as opposed to 28% who disagree.)  Concurrence again.

So, concerning all four “planks” of the Tea Party, the majority of the public is clearly in agreement.  However, as we know, the Tea Party is vocal in its support or opposition to other specific issues as well.  Regarding some of their more important issues:

  • A July 11 CNN/ORC poll shows that 66% of the respondents support Cut, Cap, and Balance.
  • In the same poll, 74% Support a Balanced Budget Amendment.
  • On the budget deficit, many would agree that the Tea Party believes in the cuts-only or mostly spending cuts approach.  According to the following chart from Gallup, 67% think the deficit should be reduced by only or mostly spending cuts.  Even those who believe in spending cuts alone account for 26%.  Hardly extremist.

 

  • CNN poll, January 2011, 71% of people want to cut spending in general (although they don’t agree as to what should necessarily be cut).
  • Finally, from an LA Times article: “according to most polls, about 20% of voters are liberal, substantially less than the about 40% who identify themselves as conservative.”

So how is it the Tea Party is labeled extremist when, on virtually all their important issues, the evidence is clear that most Americans are in substantial agreement with it?  And why did a Gallup survey conducted April 20-23 of this year find that only 30 percent of Americans describe themselves as Tea Party supporters?

Clearly, the American public has been mislead by the MSM and by the propensity of liberal politicians who customarily preach the left-wing viewpoint to hurl charges of racism or other unflattering words at anyone who does not agree with them.  Serious misunderstanding of the Tea Party and the American people is apparent in Nancy Pelosi’s famous comment referring to the Tea Party movement as astroturf instead of grassroots.

The result of this misrepresentation is the marginalization of the Tea Party to segments of the American public who pay little attention to politics and believe what they hear on the 6:00 news at dinnertime.  It’s time the “teabaggers” passionately disclaim the extremist label.  People who make that claim should be stopped in their tracks immediately, and the conversation should cease until that claim is contested.

No, the Tea Party is not extreme.  It is merely the “Silent Majority” no longer being silent.

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