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Archive for July 27th, 2017

Off day and Yu Darvish is still a Texas Ranger…there are rumors that Washington and LA interested…..what can Texas get in return?

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July 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm

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Memo to GOP Senators: You promised to repeal Obama Care……..get it done and send it to conference with House…….

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July 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Memo to red state Democrats up for reelection in 2018……Obama Care is collapsing and you are doing nothing…..shame!

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July 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

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Can the “transgender agenda people” calm down? The military is about winning wars not promoting social agendas or identity politics

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July 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm

The 2017 Texas Rangers and options at the trading deadline with Dave Michaels

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Guest: Dave Michaels, DFW sports journalist and radio show……..we will look at the options for the Texas Rangers at the trading deadline…………..plus other stories………………

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Source: The 2017 Texas Rangers and options at the trading deadline with Dave Michaels 07/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | Baseball Podcasts

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July 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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We remember Leo Durocher (1905-91)

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Leo Durocher

 

The legendary Leo Durocher was born on this day in1905.     Leo broke with the Yankees in 1925 but did not start playing on a regular basis until 1928 when he hit .270 in 102 games.   

Durocher had a pretty good career with the Yankees, Reds, Cardinals and Dodgers.   He was primarily a short stop.

He finished with a .247 career average.

As a manager, Durocher won 2,008 games, 3 NL Pennants and the World Series with the 1954 Giants.  

We remember him as a very colorful figure on and off the field.    His signature line was “Nice guys finish last”.

 

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July 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Health care fantasyland

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The New York Times, a.k.a. the paper that will defend Obama’s legacy down to the last executive order, has attacked the GOP Senate over its health care vote. 

This is a bit of the editorial:  

The details are complicated, but most Americans understand that these proposals would be incredibly cruel and needlessly devastating, which is why polls have shown that few people support the partisan repeal effort. 

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found just 28 percent supported the Senate bill to repeal and replace the A.C.A., while 71 percent wanted Republicans and Democrats to work together to improve the law.

The Times regrets the lack of bipartisanship and what they refer to as “the travesty”.

 

First of all, I’ve been looking all morning for an editorial from 2009-10 condemning the partisanship of Democrats in passing the AHCA. I cannot find any. Perhaps they meant to print it and forgot about it.

The Times must think that we’ve been living in some health care paradise since the AHCA went into effect. On the contrary — Obamacare has meant high premiums, deductibles, and insurance companies bailing out here, there, and everywhere. I’d be happy to introduce one of their reporters to a young couple in our area who simply cannot afford it.  It’s tough to afford an insurance premium that exceeds your mortgage payment.

Second, these Obamacare polls are complete nonsense. Most Americans are not under Obamacare. In other words, they have employment-based coverage. According to a recent study, 49% of Americans have group coverage. Medicaid and Medicare add up to 34%. In other words, about 15% of Americans are impacted by Obamacare. 

How can you do a poll on Obamacare when 85% of Americans are not under it? It’s possible that some of those under Medicaid started out looking for Obamacare but that’s still only 20%. Again, how can you take “popularity polls” about something that most Americans are not participating in?

As far as these polls, let’s remember what David Harsanyi, Senior Editor at The Federalist, just wrote:  

It is true that Obamacare repeal legislation — whatever the specifics happen to be — is going to be unpopular. 

Why wouldn’t it be? 

It’s not merely the revisionism practiced by many in the media in regards to Obamacare. If people are persistently told that the GOP is preparing to “slash” Medicaid by a bazillion dollars and “revoke” the insurance of 26 million people, the average voter has every reason to be concerned. 

And if there isn’t a single Republican lawmaker out there effectively slapping down these misleading claims, voters will be. Republicans certainly can’t rely on factcheckers.

The GOP has done a lousy job of countering all of these claims about the consequences of repealing Obamacare. My hope is that they will start doing so now that there is a plan that they can put their signature on.

Last, but not least, the GOP keeps winning special elections where the Democrat runs protecting Obamacare. The GOP is also raising more money than the Democrats. These two facts tell you all you need to know about these polls that claim that Americans have fallen in love with the Obamacare that they hated for years.

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July 27, 2017 at 7:35 am

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