Florida says, ding, dong, the warlock’s dead UPDATE

Any sane person will be delighted to learn that Alan Grayson (D. Fl.) will not be returning to Washington D.C. come January.  Although it’s not “official” yet, Daniel Webster (R.) appears to have won Florida’s 8th Congressional District.

The loud sound you hear in the background is Grayson’s imploding ego.

To paraphrase, for the first time in two years, I am proud to be a citizen of Central Florida.

God speed, Mr. Grayson.


It is now official.  Grayson has lost. 

But, that’s not all…three other House seats held by Democrats are now in Republican hands.  Suzanne Kosmas (D.) from Florida’s Space Coast lost to Republican Sandy Adams;  7 termer Alan Boyd (D.) from Florida’s Panhandle lost to Republican Steve Southerland; and 2 termer Ron Klein (D.) from the Boca Raton area lost to Republican Alan West.

Florida’s Grayson: It’s Bush’s fault UPDATE: Video

After keeping a fairly low profile for a few months, Congressman Alan Grayson (D. Fl.) is at it again. Remember Grayson? If you are lucky, you don’t, but, let me ruin your day and remind you. Read more

Verbal “Bomb” throwing Democrat runs from Fox

Congressman Weiner called him “one fry short of a happy meal”. I would say that’s pretty close. I am sure Congressman Alan Grayson thinks this is his way of becoming comsequential but it’s clear when he called Fed employee Linda Robertson a”K street whore”, he jumped the shark.

A couple days ago O’Reilly sent Griff Jenkins to the Capitol to chase down the whacky wonder from Orlando to get him to respond to the various verbal bombs he has been tossing at Republicans, Cheney, women, Fox, conservatives, yada, yada, etc, etc. Purely for your entertainment.


Oh, and here’s a montage of the best of Alana Grayson. I have included a few that Sean Hannity left out. That’s no knock on Hannity … there’s just so much and so little time.


I am pretty much guessing the Congressman’s 15 minutes are just about up. Or am I being too optimistic?

UPDATE: For those of you looking for real news … Don’t miss the latest post from the former Asst US Attorney / law professor (and my sister) on the real cost of Obamacare. Just add it to her long list of great “news” posts on this crummy government health care proposal.

Fact check: 45,000 die because they lack insurance? Not so much.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Every Congressman should be required to engage brain …before putting mouth into gear.  Were it, we might not have heard, “you lie”, or the recent outburst from Rep. Alan Grayson (D. Fl.).

But, at least, Rep. Wilson (R. S.C.) was telling the truth.  Rep. Grayson was, well, not exactly.  If you have been following the remarks of Grayson, you “learned” that 45,000 die each year because they don’t have insurance.

So, I thought it would make sense to look at the information available concerning whether people who don’t have insurance die more frequently than those who have insurance.  Mr. Grayson relies upon a report by Harvard researchers (who are coincidentally in favor of Obamacare) to arrive at his 45,000 figure.  To do this, the Harvard researchers went to government health surveys and compared death rates.  But, there are at least three flaws in the Harvard study.

First, the data needs to be “sifted” to, in the minds of the researchers, make sure that a “valid” comparison can be made.

And so the scientists have to get creative with the data, comparing insured people who smoke with uninsured people who smoke; insured people who drink with uninsured people who drink.
They try to even out all of the risk factors, so the only difference in life spans can be blamed on health insurance, or the lack of it.
The more researchers have to tinker with data, the more their research becomes an art form.

Second, the surveys used give us only a picture of a brief moment in time.  As follow ups to the surveys are rare, someone who was uninsured at the time of the survey may well obtain insurance later, but that same person who dies 10 years later with insurance will still be counted as the death of an “uninsured”.  Obviously, the converse is also true.

And third,

The Harvard researchers looked at about 9,000 health surveys, in which about only 350 of the respondents had died. That’s a small sample from which to extrapolate 45,000 dead people a year, so it comes with a whopping margin of error.

But, there is another study out there that Mr. Grayson ignored.

Another study by Dr. Richard Kronick, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and former senior adviser to President Clinton, crunched the numbers from 640,000 health surveys.
He came up with a very small increased risk of death for the uninsured, with a very small margin of error.

As they say, never let the facts stand in the way of a darn good opinion.

Here’s the Grayson moment one more time:


and here’s the 45,000 die claim


And for more great moments in Grayson oratory you can revisit our post here.

Grayson shamelessly calls Republicans bullies, Matthews drools approvingly – UPDATE (Wyndeward)

What can I say. I just had to post this video just so you know what they are saying on the left. If you live on the left, skip the following facts and go right to the slobbering love fest between these two middle school punks.

Grayson you will recall who, in a space of 48 hours accused Republicans of wanting old people to die and then threw in the Holocaust just for good measure. Now this is rich coming from the party that a: devalues life in the womb, b: encourages old folks pass on the heart surgery and”take a pill”, c: wants folks to think about death at age 65 and will pay your doctor just to make sure you do. But Republicans are murderers … and now bullies too.

The  icing on the cake comes at the end as these two take  high school style whacks at John Boehner.


BTW Grayson’s amazing ignorance is on display since he seems unable to recall HR3400, the Republican Health Care bill.

Here’s the original Grayson:


Update (Wyndeward): A necessary backhgrounder on the “bullie” man.

Via CNN:

Freshman Congressman Alan Grayson refused to back down Wednesday from controversial remarks he made on the House floor the night before saying the Republican health care plan calls for sick people to “die quickly.”

In fact, Grayson — a Democrat who represents a central Florida swing district that includes Orlando — made another floor speech in which he apologized to the dead and their families for not acting sooner on health care reform, and then defended both speeches on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

Now, Grayson is, for lack of a better description, the very model of Democratic comity, which amounts to “shut up and play nice, Neanderthal,” which he also called Republicans.  Well, technically, he called them “”foot-dragging, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals.”  Likewise, he referred to the lack of socialism in medicine to the Holocaust, which leaves me wondering if anyone will point out Godwin’s law and its various corollaries to the Representative.

I feel like Inigo Montoya talking to Visini… “These words, comity and decorum, y0u keep using… I don’t think they mean what you think they do.”