Obama Story about Mother’s Health Care false

Obama Misstated Story about Mother’s Health Care, New Book Says

“My mother, when she got sick with ovarian cancer, she had just gotten a new job, and the insurance company was saying, ‘Well, maybe this is a pre-existing condition, so maybe we don’t have to pay your medical bills.’ So I know what it’s like to see a loved one suffer not just because they’re sick, but because of a broken health care system. This is personal for me.”

Remember hearing that said by then presidential candidate Obama at a March 2008 campaign event in Pennsylvania? Maybe you remember hearing it during the McCain-Obama debates? Then maybe you probably remember hearing it a number of times during his push for the health care law. It sort of made you feel that he was an empathetic person who would be driven by a personal experience to prevent such an experience for others.

A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, former New York Times reporter Janny Scott reveals that, although Obama claims Dunham was denied coverage because of a preexisting condition, she was actually only denied disability coverage. The book, published in May, has not been promoted by the New York Times because inquiries seeking verification that they sent to the White house went unanswered. The revelation is not being denied by the White House, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Dunham, an anthropologist and economic-development expert, was working for the American company Development Alternatives, in Jakarta in 1994, which provided her with CIGNA health insurance when she began suffering from intense abdominal pains. An Indonesian doctor diagnosed Dunham with appendicitis and Dunham’s boss supported her if her decision would have been to go out of the country for the surgery. Dunham decided to stay in Jakarta for the appendectomy but became increasingly ill. In January 1995, Dunham left Indonesia for Honolulu where a gastroenterologist referred her to an oncologist who diagnosed her with third-stage uterine and ovarian cancer.

Dunham’s insurance coverage continued for medical expenses when she was in Hawaii. With the CIGNA insurance company directly billed by the hospital,  Ann paid only the deductible and any uncovered expenses.  Her employer’s disability insurance policy denied her separate claim under a clause allowing the company to deny any claim related to a preexisting medical condition. CIGNA denied her claim based on an earlier visit to a gynecologist. Dunham then informed CIGNA that she was turning the case over to “‘my son and attorney, Barack Obama.’”

” … the insurance company was saying, ‘Well, maybe this is a pre-existing condition, so maybe we don’t have to pay your medical bills.’ So I know what it’s like to see a loved one suffer not just because they’re sick, but because of a broken health care system. This is personal for me.”

Time and time again this story about his mother’s fight with her medical insurance to pay her medical bills was repeated by Obama.  A mistake in his recounting of events; maybe once. You could even give the benefit of the doubt and say maybe twice. But, as Dunham said, “my son and ‘attorney’, Barack Obama”: the attorney, Barack Obama, would not have repeatedly, or accidentally, erroneously recounted it.



Who knew about Project Gunrunner/Fast and Furious?

Who knew about Project Gunrunner/Fast and Furious? While the LMSM is not asking  questions about it, the blogosphere is not forgetting it. U.S. bought guns and ammunition has been found in Mexico and have been used in crimes committed by the drug cartel and other associated criminals. Testimony before Congress has shown that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives knew these weapons were being sold to agents of the cartels. When gun shop owners and ATF field agents reported to superiors that these purchases were taking place, they were told to allow the purchases to happen. 

So weapons from the U.S. were deliberately allowed to find there way to cartel members and have been recorded as responsible for the killing of U.S. border agent Brian Terry and Mexican people. So who in the government knew, and how high up in the government, did information of  Project Gunrunner/Fast and Furious go?

In 2009, the Stimulus bill signed by Obama was first written with these amendments; one from the House of Representatives – H.R.495, and one from the Senate – S.205.

H.R.495 — Southwest Border Violence Reduction Act of 2009 (Introduced in House – IH)

January 14, 2009
Mr. RODRIGUEZ (for himself, Mr. TEAGUE, Mr. ENGEL, and Mr. REYES) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

S.205 — Southwest Border Violence Reduction Act of 2009 (Introduced in Senate – IS)

January 12, 2009
Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself, Mrs. HUTCHISON, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. MCCAIN, and Mr. KYL) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

Both legislative branches were Democrat majorities; Representative Pelosi was Speaker of the House and Senator Reid was head of the Senate.  H.R.495 was sent to committee  “for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker”, which meant it would stay there until Rep. Pelosi decided it could be taken to the floor for consideration. If she wanted it to remain in committee, then it just remained in the committee – forever. Note that PROJECT GUNRUNNER is specifically named.

Both versions initially were  identically written: 

 To authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations, and for other purposes.

To authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the `Southwest Border Violence Reduction Act of 2009′.


(a) In General- The Attorney General shall dedicate and expand the resources provided for the Project Gunrunner initiative of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals involved in the trafficking of firearms across the international border between the United States and Mexico.

(b) Activities- In carrying out this section, the Attorney General shall–

(1) assign additional agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to the area of the United States adjacent to the international border between the United States and Mexico to support the expansion of Project Gunrunner teams;
(2) establish not fewer than 1 Project Gunrunner team in each State along the international border between the United States and Mexico; and
(3) coordinate with the heads of other relevant Federal law enforcement agencies and State and local law enforcement agencies to address firearms trafficking in a comprehensive manner.

(c) Additional Staff- The Attorney General may hire Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents for, and otherwise expend additional resources needed to adequately support, Project Gunrunner .

(d) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to carry out this section.


(a) In General- The Attorney General, in cooperation with the Secretary of State, shall–

(1) assign agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to the United States mission in Mexico, to work with Mexican law enforcement agencies in conducting investigations relating to firearms trafficking and other criminal enterprises;
(2) provide the equipment and technological resources necessary to support investigations and to trace firearms recovered in Mexico; and
(3) support the training of Mexican law enforcement officers in serial number restoration techniques, canine explosive detection, and antitrafficking tactics.

(b) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated $9,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to carry out this section.


The government entities named are the Attorney General, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Secretary of State.

After the Stimulus was passed by both House and Senate, it was presented to Pres. Obama for his signature. Obama signed it  on February 17, 2009, becoming Public Law No: 111-5.
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ5/pdf/PLAW-111publ5.pdf .  At that time the above amendents  had made it into the bill as follows:


123 STAT. 129 (15 of 407)

123 STAT. 1130 (16 of 407)
For an additional amount for ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement
Assistance’’, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide
assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the
Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to
combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern
border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘‘Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’’
for the ATF Project Gunrunner.

Attorney General Eric Holder knew of it:

Attorney General Eric Holder at the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference
CUERNAVACA, MEXICO ~ Thursday, April 2, 2009

” I would like to thank the Mexican and U.S. experts who have worked so hard on this issue.  On our side, Secretary Napolitano and I are committed to putting the resources in place to increase our attack on arms trafficking into Mexico.

 Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels.  My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion.  DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail. ”

Secretary Janet Napolitano knew:
Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Her Meetings Today in Mexico
Release Date: April 2, 2009
“I am very pleased with the productive conversations I had with my colleagues about the next steps we will take to combat drug cartel violence here in Mexico,” Secretary Napolitano said. “DHS is ramping up our efforts to prevent the smuggling of illegal weapons from the United States into the hands of drug cartels, and today’s discussions focused on the continued role the United States will play in helping Mexico to suppress cartel violence. I want to thank Attorney General Holder, Minister Gomez Mont, and Attorney General Medina Mora for their continued partnership in confronting this threat. This is an important fight, and we will ensure that both the U.S. and Mexico take steps together to stop the flow of weapons and money across our shared border.”

Remarks by Secretary Napolitano at the Border Trade Alliance International Conference
Release Date: April 21, 2009
Second, we need to deal with circumstances on the ground. On the Southern border, it means protecting against drug cartel violence and combating illegal entry. We’ve launched a major initiative to do just that. We’ve added more personnel and technology and we’ve created a southbound strategy to stop the flow of guns and bulk cash into Mexico. We’ve also expanded our partnerships with state and local law enforcement at the southern border.

• The USG has sponsored three bilateral conferences on arms trafficking, the first with the U.S. Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security (DHS) at the ministerial level, followed by two DOJ-organized programs at the working level focusing on Mexico’s northern and southern borders.
• Arms Trafficking:  ICE and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) are working jointly on weapons seizures, including through Armas Cruzadas and Project Gun Runner.  ATF also rolled out the pilot of the bilingual “Spanish” eTrace to Mexico and Central America.  This system allows Mexican investigators to trace weapons known to originate from the United States.

This operation appears to be directly associated with the U.S. government’s — little known–weapons sales program to foreign governments. This program is known as the Direct Commercial Sales Program (DCS).

And Pres. Obama had to know – he signed the bill. Surely he would not sign a bill into law that he had not read. And, surely, Holder and others were keeping him apprised of weapons being deliberately sold to the cartel.

Gaza flotilla coordinator is a senior Hamas activist

Mohammed Sawalha is identified as Hamas/U.K Muslim Brotherhood leader as the coordinator of the current Gaza flotilla. Muhammad Kazem Sawalha is a senior Hamas activist who publicly supports jihad and was formerly involved in both political and operational Hamas activities in Judea and Samaria, including running the terrorist operative infrastructure. He was wanted by the Israeli security services but in October 1990 used forged documents to escape to Jordan, and from there went to Britain. In Britain he has been involved in intensive anti-Israeli activities within the Islamic community, with the Muslim Brotherhood and with British organizations providing support for the de facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip.


Islam thinks Liberalism is a disease

Do you think if you are liberal enough, you will be considered a ‘friend’ and spared the fate of other infidels? Why … you think every group should be acknowledged. Everyone is equal, right? Nevermind that Islam doesn’t think anyone is equal to a Muslim.

It is obligatory for the Muslims to adopt Islam as the sole ideology for their society, state and constitution.

Obama talks with the Muslim Brotherhood

Obama talks with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, and other associated terror groups. The Muslim Brotherhood was behind the assassination of Anwar Sadat, Hamas, and other terror organizatons. These groups want total world rule under Islam. Their goal is to subjugate and annihilate non-muslims. When are people going to wake up? This is insane!


I know all I need to know about that ADHD drug

In almost all of the diagnosed cases of ADHD and its comorbids, drugs are recommended and/or prescribed. The drugs are said to ‘help the child pay attention; help focus; help learning”. Why isn’t this stuff available to all of us then? Couldn’t we all benefit from paying attention, focusing, and learning better?

Usually, the ‘side effects’ of, and dangers from, the drugs prescribed for ADHD are minimalized.
If your doctors said to you,
” I’m giving you this pill so you can pay attention. Your employer and your Mom and Dad think you need it. Now, it might have a few little side effects but you need this to pay attention. We know it…

*May cause an increase in average blood pressure and average heart rate, and may cause sudden death, ventricular arrhythmia, stroke, and myocardial infarction
*May cause the appearance of aggressive behavior or hostility when there was none before, or the worsening of aggressive behavior or hostility
*Might start psychotic or manic symptoms, e.g., hallucinations, delusional thinking, or mania in children and adolescents without prior history of psychotic illness or mania;and can be caused by ADHD stimulants at usual doses
*May cause thoughts of suicide, or suicide actualized
*May exacerbate symptoms of behavior disturbance and thought disorder in those with pre-existing psychotic disorder
*May cause stunted of growth in height and weight without evidence of growth rebound during this period of development; reported to exacerbate motor and phonic tics and *Tourette’s syndrome
*May lower the convulsive threshold for seizures
*May develop symptoms such as exertional chest pain, unexplained syncope, or other symptoms suggestive of cardiac disease”

and said, ‘here, take this.” Would you risk that you have the side effects?

Then why give it to your child?


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