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Pop quiz, hotshot. What Is The Difference Between These Two Videos? Both are Town Hall forums that Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee attended.

Video 1:

And Video 2:

Thanks to Ace and Patterico for the hint, the clue, and the answer.

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What HR 3200 Says

When you can, take a chance to read Dr. John Lewis’s take — the same Dr. Lewis who spoke at Liberty 101 — on the Health Care Take Over bill. By reading his selections, you would have read more of the bill than most legislators have.

I haven’t read the entire bill yet but the parts I have read are mind boggling bad. Bad as in Winston Smith said that it is a tad bit invasive. The bill isn’t so much as fixing health care and insurance but using them as device to help control people.

DOES THE GOVERNMENT set FEES FOR SERVICES? Page 124, Sec. 223:

(d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subtitle shall be construed as limiting the Secretary’s authority to correct for payments that are excessive or deficient . . .

(e) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subtitle shall be construed as affecting the authority of the Secretary to establish payment rates . . .

(f) LIMITATIONS ON REVIEW.—There shall be no administrative or judicial review of a payment rate or methodology established under this section or under section 224. [emphasis mine]

Be sure to read the whole thing. Or if you are a real glutton for punishment, read the complete bill (PDF file), all one thousand pages of it.

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It’s like what Stacy said about reporting. Give someone enough rope and they hang themselves with it. Same thing in the age of the internet and Youtube. I’m sure there is a crack team of journalists from the New York Times on this as I write these words.

Thanks to someone.

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As A Reminder

If anyone tells you to shut up about protesting against the health care takeover or any other craptastic bill the White House and the Congress want to shove down our throats, remember the words of our now Secretary of State when she said in 2003:

Via Drew at Ace of Spades.

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And So It Begins

It is a page out of a Stalinist’s handbook. I’ll be able to go into that deeper a bit later.

Someone is beaten up at a Tea Party protest? Surprise, it was an SEIU member who instigated the attack.

Michelle has the background on what the SEIU does and how it works. After reading her posting, SEIU needs RICO.

Asked about his organizing philosophy, Andy Stern summed it up this way: “[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.”

Gateway Pundit has more about how the SEIU packed the halls for the ‘townhall’ Kabuki Theater.

I like how Patterico’s plays it out. Nice twist.

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Richmond Tea Party will have a booth at the 26th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show this Friday, August 7th thru Sunday, August 9th. Come visit us directly across from the Food Court (could be the best location in the place!)

The Richmond Showplace is located in Mechanicsville at 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike.

We will be passing out fliers and collecting signatures for our petition against government takeover of our health care.

Information about the show can be found here. This is an excellent community outreach opportunity!

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