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Dem Senator: I´m Embarrassed
to Go to Europe Because Some
Americans Lack Health Insurance

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/17/2013 6:39:34 PM

Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she´s embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana. “People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. “It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away.” The report adds: Landrieu said Louisiana has “more working people that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tucker, 8/17/2013 6:41:11 PM     (No. 9478948)

And I would be embarrassed if she was my senator. My word she is stupid.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: farmwife, 8/17/2013 6:42:02 PM     (No. 9478949)

So stay home, Mary. Problem solved.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 8/17/2013 6:42:16 PM     (No. 9478950)

So stay home then! Save the taxpayers some money.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/17/2013 6:43:49 PM     (No. 9478953)

I´m embarrassed that she´s an American.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fritzilou, 8/17/2013 6:47:09 PM     (No. 9478957)

Having state controlled health insurance, does not guarantee good and proper treatment for all. There will still be judgements made by powers in control as to whether your life is worth saving. This will be based upon age, your usefullness to society and other criteria. When you pay for private insurance that is under strict rules of the government, you have the law behind you. When the government covers your health, they are the deciders; you have no recourse.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/17/2013 6:51:36 PM     (No. 9478961)

She should be embarrassed to go to Europe while most Americans can´t afford it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 8/17/2013 6:53:29 PM     (No. 9478963)

Joe Haldeman saw the future of state controlled healthcare in ´The Forever War´, when the main character´s mom, in her 80´s was denied any access to care due to her age.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: confident, 8/17/2013 6:58:15 PM     (No. 9478972)

After Europeans tell you about our underclass, ask them what percentage of the population is made up of black peope. You will be astonished.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: miceal, 8/17/2013 7:03:22 PM     (No. 9478978)

Well, after the 2014 midterms you will be unemployed and you can go to Europe and STAY!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/17/2013 7:04:22 PM     (No. 9478982)

Europeans and Brits are indeed proud of their universal health care and are not shy about letting American travelers know about it. And it is indeed a hazard of traveling over there; at least, that is my experience.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sw penn, 8/17/2013 7:18:59 PM     (No. 9478997)

Would that be the same NHS that has
dying patients drink the flower water
because no one is attending them?

Universal care is a great theory...
Never happens in practice!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/17/2013 7:19:41 PM     (No. 9478999)

Landrieu is probably safe sticking to France and Spain, but if she ever visits Nederland or Belgique they´ll show her what a Death Panel is about by strapping her down in a bed in a DNR ward.

If she´s lucky they may actually sedate her.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/17/2013 7:24:01 PM     (No. 9479002)

Fine, stay home, save us a few bucks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 8/17/2013 7:30:08 PM     (No. 9479006)

Is that why you had to be bribed to vote for it?

Go wait in a National Health Care line for months, for your operation - but its free!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Historian58, 8/17/2013 7:39:06 PM     (No. 9479011)

While stationed in the Frankfurt, Germany, area many years ago I met a German dentist. She worked five days a week under the state health system. Saturday was the day she worked for cash and she made more that day than the other five combined. She hated the state system, but had no choice to keep her license and practice.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: xcenturion, 8/17/2013 7:39:50 PM     (No. 9479014)

Dear Mary
I´m embarrassed that you are a sitting member of the US Senate. No one in the United Staes is denied medical care in this county especially the illegals from Mexico. Have you been to an emergency room in California lately Mary? Here´s a question for you Mary. Just who is picking up the tab to pay for the care provided to these illegals? Certainly not the majority of your constituents who are either on government assistance and not contributing to our society in any productive way, ie Democrats.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chiller, 8/17/2013 7:49:29 PM     (No. 9479020)

Proud indeed, #10, evidenced by the opening ceremonies at the Olympics showcasing their NHS. At the olympics ? Seemed strangely out of place, especially with what we hear about incompetence.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bazi, 8/17/2013 7:56:41 PM     (No. 9479029)

Instead of going on European vacations, she could use her money to buy some Americans health insurance. Just think how much better she would feel about America.
Oh wait, Dems are only generous with other people´s money.
Never mind.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mws50, 8/17/2013 8:10:52 PM     (No. 9479040)

Having been in Vancouver all last week (a wonderful city!), I found out one of the ways they finance their "health care". An $8 bottle of wine cost $19.95, and tobacco has a very high taxation rate too, along with their high income taxation...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pinger, 8/17/2013 8:31:22 PM     (No. 9479056)

What she really means is that she´s embarassed that the U.S. is not quite fully socialist...yet.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hershey, 8/17/2013 8:33:35 PM     (No. 9479059)

She should be ashamed to be alive and spending taxpayer money on articulating her stupid body.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 8/17/2013 8:35:55 PM     (No. 9479064)

All I can say is that it´s a good thing for her and other leftists that breathing is an automatic function and they don´t have to think about it......

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 8/17/2013 8:45:39 PM     (No. 9479070)

Most French and Spaniards don´t have jobs.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CEP, 8/17/2013 8:49:26 PM     (No. 9479074)

Then don´t go, your an embarrassment to the USA.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Leonardo, 8/17/2013 8:51:32 PM     (No. 9479075)

Landrieu´s stupidity knows no bounds. There´s no escaping the fact that If you elect a moron, you will then be governed by that moron. AMERICA should be embarrassed that such fools represent us. Europeans would be all speaking German if not for us, so they can kiss my *ss.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/17/2013 8:54:18 PM     (No. 9479077)

Oh, I get it, you vote based on your feelings (embarrassment). Have the integrity to resign your position and exercise your liberties without infringing on the rights of others.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 8/17/2013 9:16:13 PM     (No. 9479090)

She obviously doesn´t know enough about US medicine -- it´s quality & how poor do get medical help


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Reply 28 - Posted by: FormerDem, 8/17/2013 9:26:56 PM     (No. 9479098)

well if she gathered up her courage and did go, she would find that people are not triumphal about their own systems - they have difficulties with them too.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/17/2013 9:29:50 PM     (No. 9479099)

They don´t need to take it away, they can make it such poor quality that those who have money go somewhere where they can buy good care. My favorite story is the woman who fell when standing on her toilet and got a toilet brush stuck in her thigh. She kept going back because of the pain until they finally discovered that part of the metal that held the brushes was still in her flesh. The bone had grown around the metal and the surgery to remove the metal killed her. A similar incident happened in Australia with a knife blade in the head.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 8/17/2013 9:31:06 PM     (No. 9479100)

Well, Mary, I´m embarrassed that you would be in Europe purporting to represent my beloved homeland. You´re nothing but a nincompoop.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/17/2013 9:48:49 PM     (No. 9479109)

FTA: “People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Is this what passes for intelligence among the elected in Louisiana? Any other gems falling from her mouth?
By the way Mary, you may not have paid much attention, but Spain has a horrible unemployment rate and France has a horrible Muslim problem. I think healthcare is the least of their worries right now.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/17/2013 10:00:27 PM     (No. 9479114)

Well, some of my Euro friends who are so proud of their health care programs are Finnish, and they have a small, homogeneous population. My Brit friends also seem happy with the fact that they don´t have to receive crippling bills for years to come for their teenage son´s continuing cancer treatments - way beyond emergency room. I wasn´t in the position to bring up any of the horror stories; I´m not sure whether they are aware of them and in denial - or whether that is simply not their experience, but - to be honest - they do seem to prefer such a system over the previous system, wherein even though they work and may be insured they would have been in huge trouble over the cancer situation.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: texaspast, 8/17/2013 10:05:58 PM     (No. 9479116)

I at one time had a business partner from Canada who was always bragging about Canada´s ´free´ health care - until he got cancer. It was going to take 3 months to schedule test, X-rays, evaluate same, and then decide what to do about it, after which they would schedule surgery, if he was still alive. He decided to go to M.D. Anderson in Bouston on his own dime. All the tests, x-rays, evaluations, and planning treatment took TWO days, surgery two days later. The took a football-size tumor out of his gut. He was half-way through chemo before Canada would have even scheduled surgery. If he had even survived that long. He no longer sings the praises of socialized medicine.




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Reply 34 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 8/17/2013 10:34:38 PM     (No. 9479132)

ACORN elected her, but if we´re lucky, maybe we won´t have her around much longer. She´s an embarrassment to the State!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/17/2013 11:02:21 PM     (No. 9479143)

This esteemed Senator was paid off to vote Yes on the ACA legislation, er, that is, her State was.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: uno, 8/17/2013 11:16:41 PM     (No. 9479154)

So ya wanna go to Yerp Mary? First take a little test. It´s a three parter, so it shouldn´t take too long.
A) First, identify Europe on a globe.
B) Can you locate Spain and France on a map without names?
C) Can you name all the U.S. states and their capitals?
The third one is there because if by some chance you managed to get the first two right, you really should know your own country first. Naming all the states and their capitals used to be a 4th grade requirement. Are you smarter than a 4th grader Mary?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: nina584, 8/17/2013 11:27:51 PM     (No. 9479160)

Our health insurance policies do not cover Europe. You have to buy special health insurance when you travel in Europe. Someone please tell Mary!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/18/2013 12:17:58 AM     (No. 9479178)

Mary needs to be sent packing back to Louisiana, where her politically corrupt family still lives.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/18/2013 12:20:13 AM     (No. 9479180)

Mary, I´m not embarrassed. But I´m furious that you and the rest of 2008 Congress pulled every legislative trick in the book to shove the liberty-sucking ObamaCare down our throats against our will.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: steveW, 8/18/2013 1:51:34 AM     (No. 9479200)

Here´s what you should be embarrassed about, Landrieu: in Europe, political parties of a certain persuasion at least have the guts and honesty to call themselves communist or socialist. Your so-called "Democrat" party is too girly-man afraid to admit it. Shame on you for that.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: watashiyo, 8/18/2013 2:14:29 AM     (No. 9479209)

Senator, you are an embarassment....as an AMERICAN.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 8/18/2013 2:15:21 AM     (No. 9479210)

Idiot.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/18/2013 2:28:19 AM     (No. 9479215)

In how many countries did you ask if they would rather trade freedom over socialized medicine ? Zero you say ? Short trip ?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/18/2013 5:07:28 AM     (No. 9479244)

This 80 IQ senator is up for reelection. Let´s wait and see if LA voters exceed her intelligence and get rid of her or if they´re even dumber than she is.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 8/18/2013 8:31:06 AM     (No. 9479360)

What a dope.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/18/2013 8:50:03 AM     (No. 9479383)

Dear Senator, there are plenty of shameful things you have done in your public life (remember the Louisiana Purchase?)that have a right to stand in line ahead of this one. Think of them first.

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The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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