Republicans try again to repeal Obamacare: Daily Bullshit, September 19-23, 2017

There is a new blog post, “My generation,” up. It returns to many of the same themes as its predecessor, also titled “My Generation” (yes, with a difference in capitalization), from over six years ago.


Updates

  1. September 20, 10:06 pm:
    • John Cassidy lays out the evil of the latest plan Republicans are now trying to pass to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.[1]
  2. September 23, 12:04 am:
    • John McCain has announced his opposition to the latest Republican effort to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, possibly dooming yet another attempt.[2]
    • The story of a now-deceased Soviet officer who decided against all available evidence that an apparent U.S. missile launch was not really happening has come to light months after his death.[3] (Nuclear War)
    • Uber has lost its license to operate in London but says it will appeal and may continue to operate while it does so.[4]
  3. September 23, 11:13 am:

Obamacare

This attempt[5] appeared to have a better chance of success[6] until John McCain announced his opposition.[7]

We may now commence with unlimited and utterly pointless speculation about what happens next with Obamacare. I’m not having any of it.

Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson, and Louise Radnofsky, “Latest Push for a Health-Law Repeal Picks Up Speed in the Senate,” Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2017, https://www.wsj.com/articles/latest-push-for-a-health-law-repeal-picks-up-speed-in-the-senate-1505850983

John Cassidy, “The Graham-Cassidy Health-Care Bill Is a Potential Disaster,” New Yorker, September 19, 2017, https://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/the-graham-cassidy-bill-is-a-potential-disaster

Peter Sullivan, “GOP chairman declares bipartisan ObamaCare fix dead,” Hill, September 19, 2017, http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/351431-gop-chairman-declares-bipartisan-obamacare-fix-dead

Noam N. Levey and Lisa Mascaro, “Sen. John McCain delivers a potentially fatal blow to GOP effort to repeal Obamacare,” Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2017, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mccain-obamacare-senate-20170922-story.html


North Korea

John T. Bennett, “Trump Threatens to ‘Destroy’ North Korea,” Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, September 19, 2017, http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/trumpth-korea-united-nations/


Nuclear War

We don’t know and certainly don’t appreciate how lucky we were to survive the Cold War. This is why I am so alarmed by the fashionable bashing of Russia over alleged interference in U.S. elections last year; we’re already effectively in a new Cold War over Vladimir Putin’s incursions on Georgia and Ukraine and his support for the Syrian regime. It seems like politicians are begging for excuses to return us all to the bad old days of nuclear terror.

Public Radio International, “The unsung Soviet officer who averted nuclear war,” September 21, 2017, https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-09-21/soviet-officer-who-averted-nuclear-war


Uber

Sarah Butler and Gwyn Topham, “Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility,” Guardian, September 22, 2017, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/22/uber-licence-transport-for-london-tfl


  1. [1]John Cassidy, “The Graham-Cassidy Health-Care Bill Is a Potential Disaster,” New Yorker, September 19, 2017, https://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/the-graham-cassidy-bill-is-a-potential-disaster
  2. [2]Noam N. Levey and Lisa Mascaro, “Sen. John McCain delivers a potentially fatal blow to GOP effort to repeal Obamacare,” Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2017, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mccain-obamacare-senate-20170922-story.html
  3. [3]Public Radio International, “The unsung Soviet officer who averted nuclear war,” September 21, 2017, https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-09-21/soviet-officer-who-averted-nuclear-war
  4. [4]Sarah Butler and Gwyn Topham, “Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility,” Guardian, September 22, 2017, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/22/uber-licence-transport-for-london-tfl
  5. [5]John Cassidy, “The Graham-Cassidy Health-Care Bill Is a Potential Disaster,” New Yorker, September 19, 2017, https://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/the-graham-cassidy-bill-is-a-potential-disaster
  6. [6]Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson, and Louise Radnofsky, “Latest Push for a Health-Law Repeal Picks Up Speed in the Senate,” Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2017, https://www.wsj.com/articles/latest-push-for-a-health-law-repeal-picks-up-speed-in-the-senate-1505850983
  7. [7]Noam N. Levey and Lisa Mascaro, “Sen. John McCain delivers a potentially fatal blow to GOP effort to repeal Obamacare,” Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2017, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mccain-obamacare-senate-20170922-story.html

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