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Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 12:00 pm, Fri Sep 14, 2012.

In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidency on a promise to unite America. He inspired messianic hope for a "post-partisan" world. So why have Democrats this year decide to declare a "war on women"? Why have they planned their convention around two sleeping issues — contraception and abortion? Amazingly, after four years of crippling foreclosures, bankruptcies and plants closing, Democrats have decided to focus their convention on an extremely narrow concern — assault rape

Unbelievably, the Democratic Convention in Charlotte has given prominent speaking rolls to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, NARAL President Nancy Keenan and Sandra Fluke, the unmarried law student who claims she and her friends are unable to afford their own contraceptives, so government should force chaste Catholic students to chip in.

It's just mind-boggling. Democrats have tossed aside reliable Catholic votes in favor of forcing religious schools, hospitals and charities to pay for contraception and abortion.

It's amazing because abortion is the only "Constitutional right" Democrats are ashamed of. They speak in euphemism, "choice." And it's almost a moot issue. No matter who's the next president, chances are Roe v. Wade will continue to be the law of the land.

Democrat Governor Bob Casey once wrote: "It's hard to think of anything more foreign to the principles of the Democratic Party or the whole American experience." So why are Democrats emphasizing abortion beyond all sense? Has sexual indecency really come to replace hope at the center of every Democrat's vision for America? I doubt it. But if Obama wins, America could probably survive four more years of socialist mismanagement and unemployment. The real danger would be a majority populous whose priority has become class hatred and immoral sex, whose gods demand strife, human degradation and killing.

Peter Sterns

Lodi

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28 comments:

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:40 am on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Here is what Ron Paul really said Ms. Bobin and the crowd cheered...[sleeping] http://youtu.be/bg7kgO7lFA4


    p.s. Can you please provide the date, time and quote where I ever said, "the government is out to kill the population in a limitless number of ways"

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:45 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...I spent 10 years working for a health insurance company where not ONE claims adjudicator

    Ms Bobin, unfortunately for you, you worked for a company where the compliance issues are completely different. You are not silly, just misinformed and uneducated in this particular issue.

    When you work with mulitple carriers as an independent entity, different rules apply. When you provide service to an account that transfers from one carrier to the next it is an advantage to be licensed to do what I do. I am sincerely confused as to why you insist on making yourself look so foolish.

    As far as your problem, you are correct, I could not solve your problem by selling anything to anyone. The problem you have is not a sales issue but one of ignorance to the solution that fails you. I have the answer, but you already knew that.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:54 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    You are quite silly, Mr. Baumbach. They have licenses in order to sell and service insurance policies. I know how the system works since I spent 4 years getting CSR's insurance licenses for a call center.

    I spent 10 years working for a health insurance company where not ONE claims adjudicator had an insurance license. Don't try to claim that they were out of compliance - we had annual audits by the CA Dept of Corporations, CA Dept. of Insurance, and CA Dept of Health Services to insure compliance in all aspects of the business.

    And if you don't SELL insurance, I'm sure you would not be able to "solve my problem."

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:43 pm on Mon, Sep 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated…You have vehemently stated that you DO NOT sell insurance, but are licensed and have 60 appointments from insurance companies in both life and health

    Ms Bobin, please take hold of your emotions and relax. Obviously you are having problems thinking as an adult.

    You must know that insurance companies have thousands of employees who have insurance licenses but are not insurance salesman as there are many reasons to have appointments with insurance companies other than to sell policies.

    I have informed you of this many times but you seem to have an Alzheimer’s condition that prevents you from remembering. You have my sympathy.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:58 pm on Mon, Sep 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    MsBobin stated...You cry about Medicare Advantage being eliminated. My husband has a Medicare Advantage plan. He CANNOT get any medical treatment other than routine check-ups unless Blue Shield reviews the procedures and gives their blessing.

    Ms Bobin, I could solve your problem in seconds as what you stated is factually wrong completely. Your post substantiates that you could not possibly understand Obamacare or it's relationship with medicare... I do know exactly what I am talking about. If you cared from your husband's health, you would take the time to understand this subject matter.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:51 pm on Mon, Sep 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Lucas stated... You actually said something factually correct Yes there has been death panels for years in our country unlike the rest of the developed world. Of course, they are run by the health insurance companies...

    Please do not lie and distort Mr Lucas. All countries with national healthcare ration care especially to the elderly from the Federal level...
    In United States, Insurance companies cannot refuse to pay claims that are in the contract. I have not seen one claim refused in 20 years unless it was a procedure excluded like plastic surgery or a drug not approved by the American Medical Association.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:40 pm on Mon, Sep 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...Mr. Baumbach, I WORKED for 10 years for a healthcare company. I couln't possibly NOT understand how the industry works after that length of time

    Yes,but I heard from a reliable source that you did little more than dusting, sweep the floors and clean toilets. You couldnt possibly understand Obamacare and it's complex regulations. I on the other hand review contracts often and can read legislation geared for the healthcare industry...

    You have admitted you have not read the bill yet pretend to know what is in it... maybe you were trained by Nancy Pelosi...LOL[lol]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:57 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Baumbach wrote: "Ms Bobin... clearly you do not understand the the nature and mechanics of the health care system and how it is evolving under Obama"not"care. I sincerely thought you were more perceptive."

    Mr. Baumbach, I WORKED for 10 years for a healthcare company. I couln't possibly NOT understand how the industry works after that length of time and experience, so you should NOT make ridiculous claims as that above.

    YOU, on the contrary, (and according to your own words) simply PROCESS claims for payment, presumably as an independent claims processor (or to use the industry word that somehow makes YOUR job more important, "claims adjudicator").

    You have vehemently stated that you DO NOT sell insurance, but are licensed and have 60 appointments from insurance companies in both life and health. For those who do not know what an "appointment" signifies, it allows an individual with an insurance license issued by the State to transact business for that company and in that line of business, i.e., life, health, auto, or whatever.

    If what you "claim" (pun intended) is true, then you most likely do not have the type of knowledge you state you have. You only have Republican talking points and the profound desire to promote the words of your "ideal" woman, Sarah Palin, by spreading her scare tactics.

    Example: You cry about Medicare Advantage being eliminated. My husband has a Medicare Advantage plan. He CANNOT get any medical treatment other than routine check-ups unless Blue Shield reviews the procedures and gives their blessing. His providers have told him that Medicare is no longer primary (which had allowed him to see whatever providers he chose) since he changed to the Advantage Plan. He obviously plans to ditch it in 2013 because, due to his health issues, he doesn't want a corporation dictating what treatment he can or cannot have.

    What ill-informed individuals like you and Mr. Liebich (who thinks the government is out to kill the population in a limitless number of ways, anyway) should do is actually read what the so-called "advisory committee" is supposed to accomplish instead of repeating the idiotic claims of a moron like Sarah Palin.

    And how Mr. Liebich could support Ron Paul, a doctor himself and who has sworn to uphold the Hipocratic Oath, who stated in one of the primary debates words to the effect that "if a person entered a hospital and needed treatment for cancer or he would die, but did not have medical insurance, Paul stated that he should be denied treatment and die. Audience members even shouted out, "Let him die!!"

    Nice hero you have there, Mr. Liebich.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 10:50 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2012.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Darrell said:

    Death panels are a reality Ms Bobin.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Congratulations Darrell!!! You actually said something factually correct Yes there has been death panels for years in our country unlike the rest of the developed world. Of course, they are run by the health insurance companies. We are the only place in the developed world that allows people to die and/or go bankrupt because it is more important for a few people to make a ton of money. We can only be grateful to our Republican conservative friends for this. I wonder how many people have died or gone broke because of "Conservative Principles" Millions but what the heck not all of us can be a healthcare insurance CEO

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:56 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Andrew stated...Come on Darrell... You are attempting to reason with someone
    (Referring to Ms. Bobin) who sincerely believes entering the United States isn't a crime

    Andrew... good point... from that vantage point, she also is a person so desperate for attention that she invents or imagines bigots around every corner in Lodi so that in the event she goes for a stroll, she will have imaginary company.

    She also is a person who sincerely believes Saturday Night Live and the Stewart Show are documentaries and thinks the information gleaned from these shows are reality.

    But I am an optimist and hope someday she will get the help she needs to comprehend reality.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:17 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    [thumbup]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:16 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Come on Darrell... You are attempting to reason with someone who sincerely believes entering the United States illegally isn't a crime. [lol]

    The rationing embedded in the legislation isn't secret. It's IN THE BILL. The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Independent Medicare Advisory board, the CMS Innovation Center and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

    Bobin's brain-dead! [sleeping]

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:17 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin... clearly you do not understand the the nature and mechanics of the health care system and how it is evolving under Obama"not"care. I sincerely thought you were more perceptive.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:04 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    sorry, If Obama loses, I am happy... if he wins... I am happy as we will be one step closer to recovery after we hit bottom... either way, no plans to party with anyone.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 4:35 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1159

    "When Obama wins ... we can look forward to a gleeful... NAH NAH... NAH NAH NAH...."

    Darrell, November 7th only!

    We'll have a party, you and your like minded buddies are invited.

    On your menu? Crow!!

    Enjoy

    [thumbup]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:43 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    A minor staffer that "worked briefly" in the administration?

    Keep digging, Mr. Musto. Maybe you'll find something that has REAL significance, like Todd Akin's and Paul Ryan's claim that women are not REALLY raped if they get pregnant from that assault.

    Thinking like yours is why men need to stop making policy that affects women's health.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:37 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    You are joking, right? So now you are touting the fact that not only can one be subject to an HMO death panel, they can actually have their CHOICE of death panels depending on which HMO they choose.

    Death panels are death panels, no way around it.

    That is rich! Keep digging yourself deeper, Mr. Baumbach.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:30 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Thank you confessing your intent. Refreshing! But was very unnecessary since your intent to ridicule and mock others is blatant.

    If Obama wins ... we can look forward to a gleeful... NAH NAH... NAH NAH NAH.... from a juvenile Mr .Chang who is more interested in saying…see, I told you so... than participating in something meaningful…how unfortunate.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:22 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...When will Mr. Baumbach realize they have existed for decades. They are called "HMO's

    Ms Bobin said this before and she is just as wrong then as now. There are many HMO's that people can select from. Each one is different. Each HMO health plan offers each subscriber two or more medical groups. There are many choices.

    Now, with the draconian law called Obama"not"care, one panel nationwide will decide what everyone gets.For example, people who are diagnosed with less than two years to live because of a medical condition will be denied care in many situations… Robert Reich has publicly stated that is a reality. Death panels are a reality Ms Bobin. Please stop giving false information to the public. One might think you are intentionally lying.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:10 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I understand Jeff... Liberal teachers like yourself think it is all so funny.
    People suffer and you laugh... sad. May I ask,do you think it is funny when the public schools fail our children ?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:11 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    To much bs in this letter to even bother countering...besides those who believe all of it already have their small minds set on its "truths."

    Ooooh, and those "death panels" again.

    When will Mr. Baumbach realize they have existed for decades. They are called "HMO's."

    But he wouldn't dare to not support his beloved Sarah Palin by not continuing the lie.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 9:57 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Wonder if Obama has enlisted one of his former administration Senate staffer, Donny Ray Williams Jr. 36, to join as a foot soldier in the Democrats battle against the "War on Women?"

    The Washington Post reported today that Mr. Williams, who served as a Senate staff director between July and December 2010, was arrested and charged with ten counts of 1St and 2ND degree sexual abuse by drugging and sexually molesting at least three women who he had given sleeping pills after taking them to his apartment.

     
  • Jerry Bransom posted at 9:38 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    How ridiculous are you people? We are all rolling on the floor in laughter. Will women need a helmet and flak jacket at the convention? Do none of you see there is no difference in any of them? I think the Dems and Repubs all sit at a table choosing which issue they will support in order to get elected. Political Monopoly - Go Directly to Jail! Oooops.. they all have a Get out of Jail FREE card. Well its just a game isn't it.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 9:25 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1159

    Prevarication in action!

    65 days to go folks, enjoy the show!!!


    [beam]

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 9:23 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2857

    Looks like the Democrats have conceded defeat by halting the 3 year investigation
    on AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And it's just days before the DNC. How convenient. Although it's a wise move on their part because they don't want to muddy the waters at the DNC. It may indeed backfire becvause many Democrats are proponents of Arpaio and they'll think of the DNC as weak kneed because it didn't follow through on their promise to hold Arpaio accountable.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 9:16 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    LA Times reported today that 58% of jobs being created from the end of 2009 to 2012 were mainly low paying jobs with median hourly wages from $7.69 to $13.83 per hour.

    When you see or hear one of Obama's spokespeople run out to find the nearest MSM reporter and proclaim that this President has, "created or "saved" over 4.5 million private sector jobs," you now have a better idea what kind of jobs Mr. Obama has created,

    These same low end jobs that were created during the time of the Bush Administration were labeled by Senator John Kerry as nothing but "burger flippers."

    Want some fries with that Mr. President???

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 8:10 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 554

    Thanks for the morning chuckle.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:54 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Sterns stated...So why have Democrats this year decide to declare a "war on women"?

    Maybe because they want to expand the war they have had for years on unborn children... soon, with Obamacare to realize its full power after 2014, the war on the elderly will begin as well in reduced medicare and rationed health care. Death panels will become a reality with Obama leading the way. The panels will be forced reduce health care to older people to save money as Obamacare becomes unsupportable economically. That’s what happens in all countries that have such a health care system in the hands of politicians.

    The liberal democrats will do anything to get the power they crave. What a greedy and selfish group they are. I cannot imagine any senior or people who value family voting for liberals considering their character and desires.

     

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