Utter Chaos: White House Exempts Millions From Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate, ‘Unaffordable’ Exchanges – Forbes

Obama Repeals ObamaCare: Under pressure from Senate Democrats, the President partly suspends the individual mandate. – WSJ

Please read both articles, they’re well done.  Essentially, Chairman Obama is unilaterally (and unconstitutionally) dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

When the Republicans attempted this a couple of months ago, they were called “anarchists” and “terrorists” and we were all reminded ad nauseam that Obamacare was the “Law of the Land”.

I wonder if the Democrats will apologize?

Since we’re fantasizing here, I wonder if they’ll just all fuck off?

Enthusiasts of Fascism

There’s an odd enthusiasm these days about embracing the idea of being told how to think and what to say… and then carrying out those marching orders to bring the dissidents back into line.

Take the whole Duck Dynasty kerfuffle.  I don’t agree with a thing that the Phil Robertson had to say, but I also didn’t really bat an eye over it either.  People say things every day that can be hurtful or that others simply disagree with.  But it’s no longer that simple anymore.  Now we have entities that for the past couple of decades have been decreeing that certain things/ideas simply cannot be uttered aloud or else.  Millions on the Left have bought into this and have now become enthusiastic enforcers for these new verbal and mental rules.

Interestingly, these rules typically don’t apply to the originators or the enforcers.  Alec Baldwin comes to mind as the most recent, high-profile example.  When the target group says something deemed inappropriate, they must be stripped of everything.  But when an enforcer says something wildly profane, they’re given a pass because after all, we know their heart is in the right place.

But now there appears to be a new phenomenon.  The thought police are eating their own.

Recently in my home state:

White students fed up with black professor’s racial screeds, lawsuits fly

and just this past week:

The worst Twitter day of all time

This woman had about 100 followers at the time of the tweet.  By the time she landed in Africa, she was out of a job.

When she landed she apologized for her own stupidity. She lost her job over it.

Why this woman in this way?

She was an executive, but not a public figure. She wasn’t a politician, or comedian, or actress. Her tweet wasn’t any worse than what one sees every minute on Twitter, not by a long shot.

We all highlight tweets from unknown non-public figures in the midst of some event, like a bombing or uprising. But something about this one was unsettling, targeted, obsessive, seeking to do damage to someone helpless to defend herself or cut short the outrage with a quick apology because she was in flight.

Why did so much of the Twittersphere quickly proclaim her a racist and go after her with such a blood lust?

Because it could.

She should have written it at Salon.com.  No one would have noticed.

The endgame in all of this will be laws that curtail the 1st Amendment.  We will reach a time where people will actually go to prison for saying something not on the “approved list”.   A whole new collection of laws and rules will slowly be put into place, adding to the already enormous bevvy of restrictions with the end result being a country where it is almost impossible to not break the law on any given day.  The laws can then be enforced selectively based upon need.

Those of you who find this difficult to believe might want to consider what your reaction would have been five years ago if someone said to you “In 4 to 5 years, we will start being careful with what we say on the phone because the NSA is not only listening to everything you say, but actively leveraging that information.”

Geek Oil: Scientists Manufacture Biofuel from Algae in Minutes – Breitbart

PNNL also feels that its process has eliminated the high cost of other algae-based biofuels processes.

“Cost is the big roadblock for algae-based fuel,” said Douglas Elliott, leader of the PNNL research team. “We believe that the process we’ve created will help make algae biofuels much more economical.”

The biggest cost-saving aspect of the new process is that the PNNL team figured out how to use wet algae, whereas most other formulas require the algae to be in a dry form.

“Not having to dry the algae is a big win in this process; that cuts the cost a great deal. Then there are bonuses, like being able to extract usable gas from the water and then recycle the remaining water and nutrients to help grow more algae, which further reduces costs,” Elliot said.

Another exciting development in this new process is that the system works continuously. Other attempts created biofuels in single batches, but this new process works more like an assembly line in a continuously moving and producing system.

It can’t come soon enough.

A belated attack of irony…

This didn’t hit me until several hours after I posted the Podesta remarks about the GOP being a Jonestown style cult.

The sad, delicious irony of a Democrat accusing the opposition of suicidally following a cult-like figure.

The man I warned you about begins his reign as the President’s boss with some provocative statements:

Obama adviser sorry for comparing GOP to Jonestown cult

This man doesn’t make verbal gaffes.  This is simply a continuation of the plan that we’ve seen in action the previous five years.  Demonize all opposition.  Imply that they’re either evil, stupid or crazy for disagreeing with this Administration’s agenda.
They do it because it works.  Look at where the Democrat party is now compared to ten years ago.  There’s nothing they can’t convince their constituents to think or do.

The Coming Obamacare Nightmare – White House Dossier/WSJ

Hide the children.  These articles have all the gory details.  People will be shocked next year when they see the damage this is going to cause.  It’s a time bomb.

As an aside, I’ve heard a lot of Democrats (including our President) stating in the media lately that there are “People hoping for the ACA to fail”.   My God I’d love to shove a screwdriver up their collective asses.. sideways of course.

Nobody is hoping for this to fail.  Saying that the people speaking out against the ACA are “Hoping that it fails” is like accusing a “Bridge Out Ahead” sign of being pessimistic.

A Little More Good News…

Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control – NYTimes

Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass shootings
in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., has been hailed as a victory by
advocates of gun control. But if Sheriff Cooke and a majority of the
other county sheriffs in Colorado offer any indication, the new laws —
which mandate background checks for private gun transfers and outlaw
magazines over 15 rounds — may prove nearly irrelevant across much of
the state’s rural regions.       

Growing List of Sheriffs, Associations and Police Chiefs Saying ‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control – CSPOA

You gotta enjoy the victories we can eek out these days.