Posted by Casey on August 16, 2009
All it takes is a little effort by citizens and for congressional representatives to actually read the legislation they are supposed to vote on. Suddenly, everyone gets a little nervous.
Momentum behind a new government-run health care plan appeared to slow considerably Sunday, as a lead Democratic negotiator called the option a “wasted effort” and President Obama’s health secretary suggested the White House is ready to accept a health care reform package without it.
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., one of six negotiators trying to hammer out a bipartisan compromise measure on the Senate Finance Committee, told “FOX News Sunday” that the so-called public option simply does not have the votes to pass.
“The fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the United States Senate for the public option. There never have been,” he said. “So to continue to chase that rabbit I think is just a wasted effort.”
I don’t know about in other communities, but here in Vegas we have a couple of local talk show hosts who’ve been all over this before anyone else. For a couple months now Heather Kydd and Casey Hendrickson have been going over the provisions in the bill, and offering free copies of the bill to their listeners so they can read it themselves. They were the first I heard actually read the bill, and pick it apart.
Truth is there are three types of people involved in the health care debate right now. There are those that say anything would be better than what we have … they have no clue what’s going on. That’s an age old statement made by people who lack a substantive argument so they issue a broad, nonsensical statement.
Then there are those who simply attack any type of reform with insults, anger, and conspiracy theory. These are the few that are giving townhallers a bad name by being belligerent, and refusing to listen to anything. Some of the anger is justified when you have a politician lying to you, but they should be respectful towards their fellow citizens who support the health care bill. After all, if someone supports it … chances are they haven’t read it.
Finally, there’s the rest of us. Most people identify that there needs to be some reforms to the current system. However, you don’t destroy the who system when most people are happy with it, and you are just trying to provide coverage for less than 1% of the US population that needs insurance but doesn’t have it. Yes, we are only talking about less than 1% of people that can’t get insurance right now who want it. You don’t destroy a whole system for such a small segment of the population. You make reforms to help that segment. Logical people understand this.
We also understand that allowing the government to decide at the end of the year if we had proper health coverage is very dangerous. Especially when we will be fined for not having what the government deems proper coverage. They haven’t told us what would be considered proper yet.
This bill did nothing but establish penalties for us and private businesses based on arbitrary government requirements that have yet to be established. It also simply provided the government with the authority to set standards in the future. Which is why those who support it usually haven’t read it. It doesn’t tell anyone what coverage or benefits you’ll get … how can you support a bill that does little but advocate government penalties on you?
This never was about reform. It was only about an unconstitutional power grab. If they wanted to fix the problems with health care in this country … they could have. For much cheaper, and with little opposition. They didn’t choose that route.
Posted in Conspiracy, Democrats, Government, Medical, obama, Politics | Tagged: casey hendrickson, Health care, Heather Kydd, Kent Conrad | 7 Comments »
Posted by Casey on July 24, 2009
Earlier this morning, Casey Hendrickson (talk show host, KXNT Las Vegas), broke the news that while Reid blamed Bush for the travel ban to Vegas and other cities … it was NOT a Bush policy. In fact, it is a federal law that was supported by Harry Reid. He voted for the bill that is being cited as the cause of the ban.
Our sister blog, Sin City Xtreme, is covering the news now.
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Posted by Casey on April 13, 2009
If you are looking for some great slogans for your sign … check this out.
The Tea Party will be at Sunset Park at the corner of Sunset and Eastern from 12-3pm on April 15. It will be by the dog runs in picnic area F.
Bonus: My favorite talk show host, Casey Hendrickson, from KXNT will be speaking at the Tea Party. I was hoping they’d get involved.
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Posted by Casey on October 20, 2008
My favorite local talk show host has done it again. Casey Hendrickson has come up with a new name for Obama supporters, number 2′s. He’s talked about it on his show the past couple of days, and he wrote about it on his Myspace blog.
Basically, he makes the argument that Obama supporters predominantly harbor the second deadly sin, envy. Hence, number 2′s.
Think about Obama’s platform for a minute, and why people support him. His supporters are usually envious of those who have more money, health care, or success. They are also envious of other people’s cars, boats, houses, and careers. Obama’s whole campaign focuses on this envy of others’ success, and promises to punish those whom his supporters envy. That’s where most of his support is coming from.
Envy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation. The reason people have envy is because other people are so much luckier, smarter, more attractive, and better than they are. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
Indeed it does. Hopefully this one will stick.
Posted in Democrats, Election, Great Discovery, Humor, Media, obama, Politics, Truth | Tagged: am 840, casey hendrickson, kxnt, number 2's | 3 Comments »
Posted by Casey on October 9, 2008
I’ve mentioned that I’m a fan of Casey Hendrickson’s before on this site, and he has been kind enough to help me out with this blog a few times. Today Hendrickson was filling in on KXNT’s morning show, and he aired an interview he did with Harry Reid yesterday afternoon. The interview is almost a half hour long, and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen anyone really challenge Reid on several issues. The two of them were both respectful, but still went at each other for most of the interview. It culminated in Reid calling Hendrickson a racist.
I really want to give both of them credit here. Reid usually hangs up on people, but he actually extended the interview beyond what he was supposed to, and Hendrickson laid into him good.
KXNT does a segment called “The Flip” in which people can call in and flip someone off, or flip someone up. The bit was on fire with support for Hendrickson’s interview which took up the whole 7am hour. Except for one guy who called him a jackass.
Later on Rush Limbaugh picked up on the story (KXNT is the Limbaugh affiliate in Las Vegas), and aired some of Reid’s comments.
I was planning on blogging this already, but was waiting for KXNT to get the audio of the interview up on their website. It’s up there now, and KXNT has a poll on whether you thought the interview was fair towards Reid. At the time I wrote this the poll was at 94% in favor of Casey’s interview, and 6% thought it was an attempt to make Reid look bad. You can take their poll here, or you can take our poll in the left sidebar.
I was on Drudge a few minutes ago, and I noticed that Drudge has a story on his site about the interview. When you click the headline it takes you to Breitbart who has the racist comments part of the interview.
Below is the full interview from KXNT’s website.
Harry Reid Interview With Casey Hendrickson
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Posted by Casey on September 17, 2008
A local talk show host here in Vegas, Casey Hendrickson, usually does something special for the 9/11 anniversary. This Sept. 11 he took a different approach than he usually does, but his monologue stunned me. I heard a few callers call up the rest of the show to compliment his monologue, and a couple suggested that he send it to the big national hosts for more coverage.
The monologue starts off normal enough, but a few minutes into it he kicks you in the gut with a big surprise, and a huge dose of reality.
Click the link below to listen to it.
Great September 11 Monologue (With A Surprise)
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