Obama and the Democrats paid off the AMA to support his socialized medicine plan:
In the bill, Democrats provide $245 billion to eliminate an annual shortfall in payments to doctors under Medicare. Democrats resolved this annual headache, in large part, to win crucial support for the bill from the American Medical Association. That money currently counts against the overall costs of the bill, but Democrats have introduced legislation that would remove remove this obligation from federal deficit.
Michelle Malkin tried to get some answers ref the new Science King(ranks right below Emperor Obama) about his views, gets lecture and runaround:
Last week, I called the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to press Science Czar John Holdren on his views; his purported disavowal of Ecoscience, the book he co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich; and his continued embrace of forced-abortion advocate and eugenics guru Harrison Brown, whom he credits with inspiring him to become a scientist.
I got an earful from OSTP flack Rick Weiss, who lectured me about journalism. He let me know that he was a reporter for 15 years (at the Washington Post) and put me on notice against writing a “smear job.” He had snippy words for blogs covering the Holdren story and warned against making unfair associations between what Holdren believes and what other population control promoters believe.
But when I pressed him specifically about Holdren’s relationship with Harrison Brown, he:
1) said he didn’t know who he was;
2) balked at drawing any conclusions about Holdren’s views based on his homages to Brown (even though Brown is a lifelong intellectual mentor, colleague, and continued inspiration for Holdren);
3) and told me not to expect any response from Holdren’s office on my specific question about whether Hodren disavows his relationship with a eugenics enthusiast who referred to the world population as a “pulsating mass of maggots.”
I didn’t have any luck. Maybe you will.
Naw, it's not about Obama, it's about medicine! And HopeyChangey!!! Except when it's about Obama.
And last, the Honduran government told the Venezuelan government
The Foreign Ministry has requested the honorable embassy of Venezuela the withdrawal of its administrative, technical and diplomatic staff in a term of 72 hours due to the threats of using force, the interference in internal issues as well as the lack of respect to the territorial integrity," Deputy Foreign Minister Martha Lorena Alvarado said.
The Venezuelans, being standard-issue commie flying monkeys for Chavez,
The request, however, was turned down by Vezezuelan diplomats who said they would not leave Honduras and would not obey the order of any coup government not recognized by Venezuela.
"We do not recognize the government led by Roberto Micheletti. It is a coup government, supported by bayonets," Uriel Vargas, the first secretary from the Venezuelan embassy in Honduras, told local radio station HRN.
I thought when a host government told you to get the hell out, you got. Unless you were actually trying to cause trouble, which these clowns are. Shouldn't that be cause for action like, oh, an infantry company exercise? Of course, since they'd be chasing a bunch of commie troublemakers out the UN and OAS and Obama would all crap bricks and make threats; if we were really lucky some of them would be so 'troubled' by Honduras defending their country there'd be some heart attacks or strokes. Or piles, at least.