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Monday, August 1, 2016

BTW...

  • Donald Trump was not responsible for the 2004 death of Humayun Khan. 
  • Donald Trump did not lie to his Parents about the cause of Khan's death. 
  • Donald Trump wants to prevent the sort of people who killed Khan from entering our Country. 


With all due respect, this is a case where the twelve year old death of a soldier being exploited for political purposes by Parents who should really be angry at the people who killed their son... not a 2016 Presidential Candidate.

Or perhaps they should turn their anger on someone who was a Senator, and supported and voted for that war in the first place? 

More over, Khan is an immigration attorney, who's associated with a program that allows people to garner permanent residencies if they agree to invest a great deal of money. This program has been under scrutiny for fraud, and been investigated for possible links to terror groups. If the GOP tried to parade someone out as a grieving parent, only to later find that the person in question had ulterior motives for his attacks... the media would have been all over them.

The reality is that Donald Trump's proposal is about the safety of Americans. The other reality is that Khizr Khan is flat wrong about the constitution on this one. Now you can have whatever disagreements you want with Trump's plan to put a temporary ban on refugees from areas where that population may have been infiltrated by Islamic radicals. But it's blatantly dishonest to suggest that the pain suffered by the Khan family has anything to do with Donald Trump. 

This is shameless political grandstanding at it's worst, folks.
Nothing more, nothing less. Reeks of desperation.

UPDATE: The front page of the local Star Tribune has a front page story on the Trump attacks on the Khan family. Interestingly, you can read through the entire portion of the article that shows on the front page, and not find a "single" reference to anything Trump specifically said about the Khan family.

Considering Hillary Clinton has basically stated that the families of the victims of Benghazi were lying about what was said at the funeral... and has not garnered the same amount of criticism for such a position.  I am curious as to what "specifically" Donald Trump stated that was equally critical?

Perhaps it's just me... but a conservative Christian White woman who lost her son as a direct result of an attack on an Embassy that Hillary Clinton was ultimately responsible for securing, does simply not tug at the heartstrings of our liberal press... as much as a Muslim family of Middle Eastern decent, who's son died twelve years ago, but wants to blame Donald Trump for their grief.

In a nutshell, this whole thing is crazy.

63 comments:

Commonsense said...

I wrote about this in my blog.

Donald Trump's response the Mr. Khan was a huge mistake.

C.H. Truth said...

I agree - Trump should have left it at respecting the sacrifice and feeling bad for their loss. Even the "they seemed like nice people" was fine. But I have the feeling that even had he said nothing but that, people would have taken issue with the way he said it, or the tie he was wearing, or whatever.

I am not one who believes that because the Khans lost a family member that the have the right to get up in front of millions of Americans and demand that Donald Trump hasn't read the constitution, or that his family has never sacrifice. Those were personal attacks that had no bearing on the loss of their child. Trump had nothing to do with the loss of their child.

Moreover, Khan is wrong about the Constitution. Banning refugees from areas of the world is a perfectly legitimate and perfectly legal policy.

Quite obviously, the Democrats are using the lack of sophistication of their supporters... to make them believe that such a ban is actually unconstitutional. Easy to do when your supporters will swallow whatever it is you give them.


I see this for what it was. They baited Trump, and quite frankly, most people couldn't even tell you what "specifically" Trump said in response that was so offensive. They just repeat the talking points memo that he attacked the family.

Commonsense said...

What you said about the Khans is all true but no politician can publicly make that argument and win.

We still give a great amount of respect for parents who lost sons and daughters to war.

Having said that however, I believe the Khans are about done with their 15 minutes of fame.

There is a point where you exhaust the good-will of the American People and change from an honored gold-star parent to a pathetic political hack.

See Sheehan, Cindy.

C.H. Truth said...

What you said about the Khans is all true but no politician can publicly make that argument and win.

Clinton can. She can simply deny the allegations against her by the families... and the media will report that the families (and not Clinton) are the ones being political.

What you meant to say was that no "Republican" can get a way with defending themselves against these sorts of attacks.

Roger Amick said...

John McCain came out with a blistering statement against Donald Trump on Monday over the Republican nominee’s attacks on the family of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

"In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents. He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service,” McCain said in the statement. “I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.”

“In the end, I am morally bound to speak only to the things that command my allegiance, and to which I have dedicated my life’s work: the Republican party, and more importantly, the United States of America. I will not refrain from doing my utmost by those lights simply because it may benefit others with whom I disagree,” the statement continued.

Khizr and Ghazala Khan gave a moving tribute to their son on the last night of the Democratic National Convention. During his speech Khan slammed Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States and accused Trump of never having read the constitution. The Khan family immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan.

Trump was put on the defense and has attacked the parents, saying Khan had "no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things."

Commonsense said...

Clinton can. She can simply deny the allegations against her by the families... and the media will report that the families (and not Clinton) are the ones being political.

Yeah, my wife made much the same point.

Commonsense said...

Assuming what Roger posted was accurate, it's a shame that John McCain felt compelled to lie about Trump's position.

Commonsense said...

The shame of it is that Clinton's galactic lies this weekend are being overshadowed by this nonsense.

And in the end, that is the more important and substantive story.

KD, Hillary 5 USA 0 said...

Hillary in a weekend Interview called the Parents of the Hero's Killed in Bengazi - Liars

rrb said...

Blogger Commonsense said...

Assuming what Roger posted was accurate, it's a shame that John McCain felt compelled to lie about Trump's position.
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mcpappy and the alky seem to be vying for the same senility crown these days.


KD said...

On September 14, 2012, three days after the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton appeared at Andrews Air Force Base, where she spoke with family members of those slain. Shortly afterward, Tyrone Woods’s father reported that she told him, “We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son.” Sean Smith’s mother recently repeated this, saying, “She said it was because of the video.” Glen Doherty’s sister said she chose “in that moment to basically perpetuate what she knew was untrue.”

We know too that Hillary said in the interview that the Family of THIS Terrorist Attack did not "hear her correctly".


Oh really, so now every one but this old stupid woman has bad hearing.


WAIT: on another thread here, didn't Hillary say other misheard her???

rrb said...



khan's (con's?) ties with the clinton crime family run deep -

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/01/clinton-cash-khizr-khans-deep-legal-financial-connections-saudi-arabia-hillarys-clinton-foundation-connect-terror-immigration-email-scandals/

Roger Amick said...

Someone has to take away Trump's Twitter account, and he has to plan everything he says in public, or in interviews. Otherwise, he's going to cost the Republican party control of the White House for at least four years, and the Senate for even longer. And after the 2020 census, if the Democrats regain control of most states, they will gerrymander in reverse that gave the house to the Republican party, after the congressional landslide, and give it to the Democrats for a generation.

His comments drew a scolding by McCain that will be used against him for perhaps the entire campaign. McCain did not withdraw his support, because he is running for re-election in November. But I would guess, in his private thought, he would love to dump a big pile of poop on Trump's campaign. His full comment will follow.

Roger Amick said...

McCain’s full statement on Trump and Khan below:

The Republican Party I know and love is the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan.

I wear a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen hero, Matthew Stanley, which his mother, Lynn, gave me in 2007, at a town hall meeting in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. His memory and the memory of our great leaders deserve better from me.

In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents. He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.

Make no mistake: I do not valorize our military out of some unfamiliar instinct. I grew up in a military family, and have my own record of service, and have stayed closely engaged with our armed forces throughout my public career. In the American system, the military has value only inasmuch as it protects and defends the liberties of the people.

My father was a career naval officer, as was his father. For hundreds of years, every generation of McCains has served the United States in uniform.

My sons serve today, and I’m proud of them. My youngest served in the war that claimed Captain Khan’s life as well as in Afghanistan. I want them to be proud of me. I want to do the right thing by them and their comrades.

Humayun Khan did exactly that — and he did it for all the right reasons. This accomplished young man was not driven to service as a United States Army officer because he was compelled to by any material need. He was inspired as a young man by his reading of Thomas Jefferson — and he wanted to give back to the country that had taken him and his parents in as immigrants when he was only two years old.

Captain Khan’s death in Iraq, on June 8th, 2004, was a shining example of the valor and bravery inculcated into our military. When a suicide bomber accelerated his vehicle toward a facility with hundreds of American soldiers, Captain Khan ordered his subordinates away from the danger.

Then he ran toward it.

The suicide bomber, striking prematurely, claimed the life of Captain Khan — and Captain Khan, through his selfless action and sacrifice, saved the lives of hundreds of his brothers and sisters.

Scripture tells us that ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’

Captain Humayun Khan of the United States Army showed in his final moments that he was filled and motivated by this love. His name will live forever in American memory, as an example of true American greatness.

In the end, I am morally bound to speak only to the things that command my allegiance, and to which I have dedicated my life’s work: the Republican Party, and more importantly, the United States of America. I will not refrain from doing my utmost by those lights simply because it may benefit others with whom I disagree.

I claim no moral superiority over Donald Trump. I have a long and well-known public and private record for which I will have to answer at the Final Judgment, and I repose my hope in the promise of mercy and the moderation of age. I challenge the nominee to set the example for what our country can and should represent.

Arizona is watching. It is time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican Party. While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.

Lastly, I’d like to say to Mr. and Mrs. Khan: thank you for immigrating to America. We’re a better country because of you. And you are certainly right; your son was the best of America, and the memory of his sacrifice will make us a better nation – and he will never be forgotten.

Roger Amick said...

I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.

rrb disagrees.

rrb said...



suddenly you're a huge mcpappy fan alky?

who knew?

LOL.



caliphate4vr said...

As the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was unfolding, a high-ranking Pentagon official urgently messaged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top deputies to offer military help, according to an email obtained by Judicial Watch.

The revelation appears to contradict testimony Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave lawmakers in 2013, when he said there was no time to get forces to the scene in Libya, where four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton],” reads the email, from Panetta’s chief of staff Jeremy Bash. “After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak.”

Commonsense said...

It kind of ironic (or symbolic) that the DNC decided to troop out a gold-star family who happens to share the same name as the most famous villain in the Star Trek universe.

C.H. Truth said...

To be clear - Donald Trump did not (in fact) state in recent days that Khan should not have served in the military. McCain is now blatantly lying.

If Senator McCain goes on to lose his race in Arizona. You can blame it on this sort of dishonest pandering...

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Meanwhile, Khan becoming and active spokesman for the Hillary Campaign and Democratic Party will soon overtake people's opinion of him as a father of a fallen soldier. The more he speaks out to the media, the less credible his opinions become.

KD, Hillary tax plan cost 3 Trillion said...

“He looks at me and goes, ‘Um, how old are you. And I said, ‘Well I am 26, I will be 27.’ And he goes, ‘Well, that is kind of old for us.’ And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, ‘Maybe the dogs will take you,’ meaning the Army.”

–Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a breakfast, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 10, 2015"


Total BS, but HB believes her.

caliphate4vr said...

I was thinking a video of Trump screaming KHAN!!!! will be forthcoming soon

Roger Amick said...

Virginia 42.3 37.0 Clinton +5.3
North Carolina 44.0 42.0 Clinton +2.0
Georgia 41.5 46.0 Trump +4.5
Missouri 38.0 44.3 Trump +6.3
Colorado 44.6 36.6 Clinton +8.0
Nevada 41.5 42.0 Trump +0.5Trending Down
Arizona 43.5 43.0 Clinton +0.5
Pennsylvania 46.4 42.0 Clinton +4.4
Michigan 41.0 35.8 Clinton +5.2
Ohio 42.6 41.8 Clinton +0.8
Florida 43.5 43.8 Trump +0.3
I don't know how to make this look nice and square. But the numbers are telling. In the battleground states, Clinton has a narrow or slightly better lead. Trump has a narrow lead in Florida, but it's hard to predict this far out anyhow.

The DNC and Trump's big mouth is starting to mount up against him.

He's also hinting that he may not want to debate Clinton. Sure, some here will support that, but most voters will have another reason to wonder if he's really qualified. Most of these are from just after or right at the end of the DNC.

If the election were held today, Clinton would probably win an Electoral college "landslide". Not Kerry from twelve years ago.

rrb said...




Hey, remember when the first night of the Republican convention featured Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, one of the Americans slain in Benghazi? Remember how her speech was called a “cynical exploitation of grief”? Or the “unabashed exploitation of private people’s grief” or “the weaponization of grief”? Remember how she “ruined the evening”? How it was, “a spectacle so offensive, it was hard to even comprehend”? How some liberal commentators said, “Mrs. Smith was really most interested in drinking blood rather than healing”? How her speech represented an “early dip into the gutter”?

Remember how a GQ writer publicly expressed a desire to beat her to death?

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438551/our-again-again-respect-grieving-parents-politics



rrb said...

He's also hinting that he may not want to debate Clinton.
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that's a lie.

trump's pissed because the debate schedule competes with NFL games.

gee, i can't imagine how THAT happened.

C.H. Truth said...

Actually Roger - based on those polling numbers, Trump would do better than Romney by about 20 electoral college votes. And nobody would suggest that Obama's victory over Romney was a "landslide". Reagan won in "landslide" fashion.

It get's really old correcting you all the time.

C.H. Truth said...

Trump has stated he wants the debates moved to a time where they would get better ratings and more viewers.

There was talk (not from Trump) about having only "one" debate. But Trump specifically rejected that suggestion.

Next Roger will explain to us how 2+2=7

Roger Amick said...
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Roger Amick said...

Look at the RCP map. If you give Clinton the states that have her in the lead, she would have over 300 electoral college votes.

PA Clinton +4.4
Michigan +5.2
North Carolina +2.0
Ohio +0.2 A must win
Wisconsin +5.6
Colorado +5.2

He's not going to take a single north east state, most of the east coast, including PA, NY, VA and NC Forida?? Arizona is in play too. I'm tired of correcting you, using your own links.

Roger Amick said...

No Toss Up States
Clinton/Kaine 322
Trump/Pence 216


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_elections_electoral_college_map_no_toss_ups.html

Commonsense said...

All things being equal Clinton would likely lose North Carolina and Ohio.

If Trump runs the rust belt he'll win 291 to 243.

All of your projections are based on the assumption that none of the blue states are in play.

I don't think that is the case.

Roger Amick said...

He has to sweep the rust belt, take Florida and pick up Nevada, to make sure. Indiana and Wisconsin are leaning towards Clinton. Ohio is a toss up, so he has to win that as well as PA.

You aren't looking at the reality of how dangerous to himself. Unless he really does well in the debates, unlikely, he's in deep shit.

His big mouth is going to cost him the election, some unpredictable bombshell.

KD, Hillary Lied ..... said...

Raise your Hand IF you know Hilalry/boringcaine are on a bus tour?


Don't feel bad, no one else knew either.

Hell, had to cancel some events, lack of interest.

"At Johnstown Wire Technologies yesterday, the fourth stop in her tour, she drew crowds of tens. Even Mark Cuban’s appearance didn’t seem to attract more people at Johnstown. The media said it was because it was a select audience and not public. It was a phony, photo-op stop. They probably had to show photo IDs to get in.

At Temple University, there were lots of empty seats.


Hillary spoke to crowd of dozens at Temple Ministries, the AME Church."

LOL, when you lose the black vote, well, then you know your in trouble.

C.H. Truth said...

Clinton/Kaine 322
Trump/Pence 216


Roger -

That would be a 106 ECV victory

Obama won by 192 in 2008 and 126 in 2012

Meaning, Trump would be currently doing considerably better than McCain and still better than Romney did. As I pointed out.

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That also assumes that everything stays the same.... in a race where Clinton has run over 30,000 ads in these Battleground States, to Trumps zero.

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Are you done proving me right, and yourself wrong?

or do you have more proof of your own fallibility that you want to provide for us?

Loretta Russo said...

"It get's really old correcting you all the time."

You should be used to it by now.

Roger Amick said...

All I said noted, is what the RCP said. Will she win by that margin? Hell, I don't know and neither do you. But I still get a feeling that you think Trump is going to find a way to lose.

I think the Clinton campaign is setting him up. They make a comment, that is negative, and he seems to be compulsive and jumps on Twitter. They tend to be driven to reply with something that will hurt him.

Roger Amick said...

As of this moment, in the Battleground States, Trump has zero ads.

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - many people within the Democratic Party are very upset at the state of the race, and the fact that Clinton has already spent over 200 million dollars and has actually gone "down" in the polls.

They were hoping to get out in front of this, like Obama did with Romney and sort of control the narrative and "define" who Romney was before he had a chance to define himself. Most people believed it worked.

But all of the money spent trying to "define" Donald Trump has not had a similar effect. So far he seems to be competing with Twitter and controlling the news cycle... and doing reasonably well with it.

One of his groups recently started running anti-Hillary ads in the battleground states, and the Clinton camp immediately went to court to try to shut them down (obviously must be effective).

Roger Amick said...

The VFW issued a statement on the comments by Trump.

Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has a history of lashing out after being attacked, but to ridicule a Gold Star Mother is out-of-bounds, said the new national commander of the near 1.7 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary.

“Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression,” said Brian Duffy, of Louisville, Ky., who was elected July 27 to lead the nation’s oldest and largest major war veterans organization. There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed. Giving one’s life to nation is the greatest sacrifice, followed closely by all Gold Star families, who have a right to make their voices heard.”

Commonsense said...

Roger if you are going to delete your duplicate post, delete the first one.

When you delete the last one, it screws up the recent comments widget.

C.H. Truth said...

As far as "my" opinions on Trump...

I think he's smarter than the media believes he is and there appears to be a method to his madness that nobody can quite figure out. Every time something like this comes up (Like with the Khan family or the alleged treason accusations) - he seems to end up stronger in spite of the media and pundits believing this to be the "last straw" for voters.

I think the problem becomes a little bit of the boy who cried wolf syndrome. When every time the guy turns around, someone is accusing him of bigotry or hate... it becomes impossible for most people to sort out the political rhetoric from that is really happening.

For instance, at the end of the day... The whole Russians should turn over Hillary's emails, made people discuss Hillary's emails in the middle of the DNC. This so called act of treason was a popular talking point, until he basically did little more that defend himself from the attacks of the Khan family. Then the story shifted.

The problem is that when the outrage is compared with the facts (you cannot hack an offline server) and this Kahn guy is actually an immigration attorney who works to bring Middle Eastern business people to America... who's son died twelve years ago in a war Trump had nothing to do with... things start to look "more" like people are hypersensitive and "looking" to create controversy.

Obviously the fact that this particular immigration attorney's child died is not the reason he opposes Trump. Once the emotions start to fall away, that starts to become painfully obvious. He is about a day or two away from just being a political figure who "will" start having his true motive questioned.

So there is a reasonable case to be made all around... but at some point if people can get tired of an FBI investigation over possible national security breaches... they will get bored all that much sooner with an immigration lawyer who wants to criticize Donald Trump without rebuttal because his son died 12 years ago.

Roger Amick said...

My phone always double posts. But that concerns you more than th e VFW statement.

Roger Amick said...

I don't think he's stupid. But the evidence that he's mentally disturbed is becoming increasingly evident.

Roger Amick said...

Jeff Flake, Republican senator is on CNN. Watch him shred Trump, and Clinton.

rrb said...

but to ridicule a Gold Star Mother is out-of-bounds
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sean smith's mother was shown no such courtesy. a GQ reporter even expressed a desire to BEAT HER TO DEATH. did trump express a desire to beat mrs. khan to death?

thank you for living up to the old adage -

hypocrisy is the bedrock of liberalism, alky.



Loretta Russo said...

"he's mentally disturbed is becoming increasingly evident."

LOL, if that isn't rich I don't know what is....

rrb said...

He is about a day or two away from just being a political figure who "will" start having his true motive questioned.
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kahn is feeding at the trough of the clinton crime family foundation.

there's the motive.

the outrage? well, that's phony, feigned and media-driven.

and as reuters taught us last week, the media bias mask hasn't just slipped - it's been ripped away, and they're not even trying to hide it anymore.

Roger Amick said...

Well, the usual suspects came by and started to insult instead of discussing things without anger.

rrb and twit are the worst spammers on the blog.

rrb said...



go back to your drunk tank, alky.

rrb said...

But the evidence that he's mentally disturbed is becoming increasingly evident.
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well folks, there's your pot/kettle post of the day!




Loretta Russo said...

Trash blog.

rrb said...

An FBI employee has been arrested in New York for allegedly lying about secret work for Chinese businessmen and government officials, according to charging documents filed in the case unsealed today.

Kun Shan Chun -- or "Joey" Chun -- pleaded guilty in federal court today to one count of illegally acting as an agent of a foreign government. He had been working for the FBI's New York Field office as an electronics technician since 1997, but he was quietly arrested in March after his own office sent an undercover agent to meet with him and record their conversations, according to the charging documents.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-employee-arrested-allegedly-acting-secret-chinese-agent-173004009--abc-news-topstories.html?ref=gs


no wonder hillary walked.

the Federal Bureau of Incompetence (or is it fucking band of idiots?) strikes again!



Loretta Russo said...

"twit"

LOL

Roger Amick said...

Four years, two months and seven days.

Kiss my sober ass.

rrb said...



on a lighter note:


Health plans sold on Michigan's insurance exchange could see an average 17.3% increase next year, and if recent history is any guide, state regulators could approve the insurance companies' rate hike requests without many — if any — changes.

The rate increases would mean a financial hit for taxpayers in general and the 345,000 Michiganders who buy their health insurance on the Healthcare.gov exchange, created under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

[...]

Of the 14 insurers with individual market plans, 10 are seeking increases exceeding 10%. They include a proposed 13.9% average increase by Priority Health, 18.7% by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, 16.8% by Health Alliance Plan and 39.2% by Humana.

http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2016/07/30/obamacare-rates-affordable-care-act/87623260/

rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...
Four years, two months and seven days.
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aaaaaaand you're getting a liver transplant.

LOL.

it looks like your should've stopped a little sooner.



KD said...

Can we get back to the topics that will decide this Election?

The Economy, Jobs and who is best position to get this stalled economy working .

First Time in 130 years more kids nesting then getting jobs and starting their lives.

"Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household."

rrb said...



“I don’t hold any ill feeling” towards family members who “may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/07/hillary-i-dont-hold-ill-feeling-against-benghazi-families-who-misunderstood-me/



the evil bitch said this about the families of those killed in benghazi, but it's trump who has gone too far???

C.H. Truth said...

Here is another opinion from Nate Silver:

Meanwhile, the Ipsos/Reuters tracking poll last released data on Friday, covering interviews from Monday through Friday — so most of the poll was conducted during the DNC rather than after it. The short version is that their head-to-head poll (without third-party candidates) shows a bounce back to Clinton, while their version with third-party candidates (the version FiveThirtyEight uses) does not. But Ipsos’s data is a bit of a mess right now because they changed their methodology to remove “neither” as an option in their head-to-head poll. Although the wording on the third-party poll was not changed, it was indirectly impacted by the shift.3 We’re continuing to include the poll in our model, but it’s probably not worth a lot of mental energy to unpack the various editions of it.

rrb said...




“They not only changed their formula, to put Hillary ahead. They went back and changed the results, for a week of results where Trump was ahead, and then they turned those into Hillary leads,” said Caddell. “They also erased all the former polling off the site. They didn’t tweak their procedure – they cooked it.”

“Never in my life have I seen a news organization, and a supposedly reputable poll, do something so dishonest,” Caddell continued. “What they have done is, they decided the people who said, ‘oh, I’m never for someone’ – oh, those must be Hillary votes. They used to be Trump voters.”

“They made a switch, as much as nine points, in their results from the beginning of last week, the 25th and 26th. It is, beyond doubt, the most outrageous thing,” he declared, noting that results in three- and four-way polls that include independent candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein were also skewed.

“This is what the media is willing to do, to try to elect her,” Caddell said. “This poll is nothing but a part of a media offensive. In the 45 years since I was a child, in top-level presidential campaigns, I have never seen the media on such a jihad, and so involved in hiding facts, and not following up. This is a crisis of democracy, what the press is now doing.”



http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/08/01/pat-caddell-on-cooked-reuters-poll-never-in-my-life-have-i-seen-a-news-organization-do-something-so-dishonest/

rrb said...

Blogger C.H. Truth said...
Here is another opinion from Nate Silver:
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i haven't trusted him since it was revealed he was a card-carrying member of the journOlist.

Commonsense said...

Well, the usual suspects came by and started to insult instead of discussing things without anger.

And you joined right along. Take it back to your blog.

caliphate4vr said...

he evil bitch said this about the families of those killed in benghazi, but it's trump who has gone too far???

She is the most despicable human to ever be nominated for President

Roger Amick said...

A new poll shows a post-convention bump for Hillary Clinton, who now leads Donald Trump by 3 points in the presidential election.

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Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has 43 percent support in the Morning Consult poll released Sunday morning, compared to 40 percent for Trump, the GOP standard-bearer.
One week ago, the billionaire led the former secretary of State 44 percent to 40 percent.

Pollsters noted that almost 1 in 5 voters, or 17 percent, are still undecided, however.

Clinton saw increased support from independent voters and men in the new survey, conducted after last week's Democratic National Convention. She also has overwhelming support from young voters.


That's a seven point swing.

Not bad.