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Words of the week: 2.12

“Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion doesn’t just discourage work; it also prioritizes coverage for able-bodied adults over the needs of persons with disabilities. That’s a dirty little secret the Obama administration and its liberal allies, in their rush to expand government-funded health coverage to millions more Americans, won’t tell you. And it’s yet another reason why states should resist the siren song of the administration and its leftist supporters, who plan to spend 2014 persuading them to embrace the expansion.”

From Governor Bobby Jindal’s Feb. 9 submission to Politico.com, titled “Obamacare Is Anything But Compassionate.” Jindal questioned why the Affordable Care Act is expanding Medicaid to benefit working-age Americans, but overlooks hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities.

 

“I’ve come to the point of being diplomatic, but it’s actually very s—. It’s come down to the final hour, the final minute. The men’s contest is going live to the world and the Federation of International Skiing has let ego get in the way of a good contest. They barely got it [right] in Vancouver [at the Olympics in 2010] and they haven’t got it here. So f—. Surprise surprise.”

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“It is dangerous at the moment. You’ve got a mixed event going on — moguls and halfpipe together — so it’s f—ing retarded.”

Australian snowboarding coach Ben Bright tells the Russians what he thinks of their substandard halfpipe in the most direct way possible.

“I’m just changing the law to protect them from discrimination – workplace, or anywhere else, and I think everybody should support that. If you do something that says that we don’t appreciate discrimination and we won’t tolerate discrimination against any person, I don’t see how there could be any pushback on it.”

Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle voices her support for a non-discrimination ordinance. Marcelle said she will propose the ordinance to the council and if it passes it will carry the authority of the law, unlike the One Baton Rouge Resolution that no one supported.

 

“We believe that each of us is ‘wonderfully made’ in the image of God. We therefore believe in the inherent dignity of every human being — dignity that no earthly power can take away. And central to that dignity is freedom of religion.”

President Barack Obama emphasizes the importance of religious freedom in U.S foreign policy during his National Prayer Breakfast address.

 

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