Thursday, October 3, 2013

Today's news from inside that Eight-Lane Deathstrip that Separates Washington from Reality. . .

First, up, this is based on a DEVELOPING news story.  We don't have all the facts in, yet.   But still, initial reaction and commentary.. . .

Leaving work, and driving home, I switched on the radio, expecting my usual Talk Radio. . . .   Instead. . .

If you haven't been following recent news, apparently a woman tried to ram the White House Barricades on Pennsylvania Avenue, then led a car chase to Capitol Hill, where, reports say she was shot dead.  This was a little after 2PM Eastern.  The usual chattering heads, passing on what little info they had, over and over again.  An unfortunately familiar pattern these days. . . .


Several points I noted in the coverage. The White House, The Capitol, and the House and Senate Office buildings went into lockdown. But tourists in Lafayette Park, behind the White House ? No protection. They apparently shut the Capitol Visitor Center down, and shooed out the tourists, but then the Capitol Police ordered it re-opened, and "herded" the tourists into it. But Senators ?  Staffers ??  THEY got Police Escorts to their buildings and safety,


Moral: Our Betters in the Ruling Class, and their attending Mandarins **must** be protected. But the Little People ? Afterthought, if at all.


The woman was reportedly shot to death on Capitol Hill. She is reported as NOT having a weapon, and no weapons were found in the car. So why was she shot, instead of Pepper-Gassed or Tazed ??

Last observation, as the news is still coming in. She was driving a leased car with-out-of-state plates, had a small child in the car (reportedly uninjured), and zero identification or clues to why she did this. I'm willing to guess she will turn out to be mentally ill and off her meds. . .


Situation still developing, but it was all over before 3PM Eastern by all reports. . . . Will update as actual data gets released. . .

UPDATE: Looks like I was right. Suspect is reported as "Miriam Casey", a 33-year-old dental hygienist from Connecticut with a history of mental illness. . .

http://nypost.com/2013/10/03/capitol-shooter-was-conn-based-dental-hygienist/


And guess what ?  She looks like Obama's daughter.  Assuming Malia and Sasha are actually his. 

And, of course, the loving, accepting, tolerant left was showing their usual grace. . .



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Now, what I was GOING to lead with, today.  Remember, just a few months ago ??  When the topic du jour was gun control after Newtown ??   The Mantra was:  "If our actions result in only saving one life..."



Fast forward to October, 2013.  Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate. . . 

 

Oh, but that's DIFFERENT. . . . .  because it doesn't support our agenda.  Of course, that's almost to be expected, given the stories already coming out of the Exchanges.   Oh, and by the way, NICE 1-800 number. . . .   try getting through. . . although we DO have an update. . . 

 

And someone who DID get though, did NOT like what he found. . .



(Additional data here)
Gee, pay about 50% over par for a normal plan, and get a HUGE deductible, or pay a large fine.



Now, I'm currently on what would be considered a "Silver" plan from work, at least according to the letter I got from my insurer last week.  And what the Large Print Giveth, the Small Print Taketh Away.   From what I've personally received, it looks like a 50% increase in premium and deductibles rise from 5K individual and 10K family, to $7500 and 12.5K.  The fine print also states that the "office visit" charge is only AFTER the deductible is met, likewise, the discount prescription plan.


Note, that's PRIVATE, CORPORATE insurance.  I don't even want to THINK what the official Obamacare Exchange Rate might look like. . .

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 And another update.  Remember Kaitlyn Hunt ??  Her mugshots:she plead no contest. . .



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Signing off for now, will update the DC story as more real data develops. . .

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