Daiwa's Articles In Politics
May 12, 2015 by Daiwa
Just seems like something people would enjoy knowing.  Physicians are currently subject to the scrutiny of the following fraud-prevention agencies & programs (could be more for all I know):


HEAT  -  Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team

CERT  -  Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

MACs  -  Medicare Administrative Contractors

MEDICs  - Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors

RACs  - Recovery Audit Program Contrac...
August 24, 2014 by Daiwa
I feel I've awakened in some alternative universe.  If Tom Friedman does something like this, I'll know I have for sure.

May 18, 2014 by Daiwa
On Friday, the White House (President Obama) published a statement commemorating the 10th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17th.

May 17th was also Armed Forces Day, a Federal Holiday established during the Truman administration to honor our military members for their patriotic service.  The White House statement commemorating Armed Forces Day and reminding us to honor...  oh, wait.
November 16, 2013 by Daiwa
I applaud Charles Barkley for having the balls to defend his right to speak his mind, using whatever words he chooses, and to point out, rightly, that 'white America' can't dictate how he speaks or what he says.

Unfortunately, he is enough of an unwitting racist that it's a one-way freedom in his mind - in his opinion, only black Americans can use that word freely.  White Americans must first be granted permission by black Americans to use it and then only in a setting an...
August 9, 2013 by Daiwa
So sad.  And infuriating.
November 12, 2012 by Daiwa
If you get harassing blocked phone calls or anonymous emails, do you call the FBI?  And would they do anything but politely tell you to go pound sand?

To me, the strangest part of the Petraeus business is how the FBI got involved in the first place.  Supposedly, if the story is to be believed, a private citizen who claimed not to know what the anonymous hostile emails were about managed to persuade the FBI to go looking for the source.  Nothing I've read indicates she (Kell...
October 22, 2012 by Daiwa
But, Dan!  Vote fraud is a non-problem which requires no solution.  Even you Texans know you don't fix what ain't broke, and the left has been screaming forever that it ain't broke.  Voter ID is just a way to suppress the vote.  Get with the program, Dan.
September 15, 2012 by Daiwa
I posted this in a reply elsewhere but I think it's worthy of its own thread.

Major face-palm moment. I’m still stunned by it. The only explanation is that the producer is insane.

NBC News, this evening’s newscast. Lester Holt presiding. A reporter conducts an interview of Libya’s President in which the President states unequivocally that the consulate attack was not a spontaneous uprising in response to a film or any other thing but rather a well-planned attack that ...
September 12, 2012 by Daiwa
I fume when I hear 9/11 being labeled a 'tragedy', often by well-intentioned people who should know better.

When people die in an earthquake, tornado, tsunami or hurricane, it's a tragedy.

9/11 was a barbaric, unspeakable, premeditated act of mass murder, conceived and carried out by the most depraved of all scum, unworthy of the word human.  It differed from Auschwitz only in its method and victims.

To label it a tragedy is to dishonor and trivialize those victims.

August 28, 2012 by Daiwa
Not that anyone here (or in the GOP) particularly cares, but the GOP lost one registered Republican today with the rules shenanigans at the convention.  I'll vote for Romney, but it's no longer a vote for him, rather a vote against Obama, and I'm re-registering as an Independent as soon as the local rules allow.  RINO jackwagons kicking the proverbial gift horse in the teeth.  Pure idiocy.  McCain must be so proud.
August 15, 2012 by Daiwa
Well, it was in the Fashion & Style section.

Unlike this gem.

NYT - Nothing if not predictable.  NothingYou'dTrust.
August 14, 2012 by Daiwa
I know Alex Jones is out there a bit, but these purchases of millions of rounds of HP ammo by DHS (and by the Weather Service??? FCO) are disturbing, to say the least.
July 4, 2012 by Daiwa
But he may have won.
June 5, 2012 by Daiwa
The relevant (most egregious) paragraph:

The first-term Republican was back on the ballot just a year and a half after his election. Enraged Democrats and labor activists gathered more than 900,000 signatures in support of the recall after they failed to stop Walker and his GOP allies in the state Legislature from stripping most public employees of their union right to collectively bargain.

I'm guessing the answer is the latter, but the former is certainly possible with 'journalist...
February 2, 2012 by Daiwa
What USSC Justice Ginsberg thinks of the document she's sworn to uphold.

Have the barf bag handy.