Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It's getting uglier by the minute.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
He's up to something. Just like he didn't want anything to do with Nuclear Power and then allowed two new permits in Georgia. I bet Van Jones, the former "green jobs czar" is livid. WTFC? Drill Here, Drill Now!
(but he's probably not going to allow the consumption of that oil on US soil)
A complete list of Obama Statement Expiration Dates ( also know as a long list of lie that you gullible idots that voted for him actually believed)
Boy, am I glad the USA, under Obama's leadership, did absolutely nothing to stop the Iranian crack head from developing Nukes. Speaking to him with no "preconditions" and holding out his hand rather than a fist, has lead from a possibility of enriching uranium to the ability to produce nuclear weapons. Thanks Pres!
Prudential joins the list of companies that are expecting big losses due to the new health care turd. AT&T, Verizon, John Deere, Catapillar, and pretty much any other "for profit" company are all on the list. Some have been called to testify before Congress about their projected losses, since Congress says they are going to save money, Congress is confused. I suppose that's because most congressmen have never had to produce anything to create wealth to use to meet a payroll. All they do is take from us, take a cut off the top for gov't employees and then redistribute the rest. (of course there is a little pilfering and fraud along the way, so very little actually goes to those in need)
The IRS is looking for even more auditors and investigators. I guess the 16,500 created by the "Health Care" turd weren't enough. Sure, throw some more on top. Spend into oblivion. It's all "free", right?
Philadelphia Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Eric Cantor; Special Added Bonus: He's an Obama Supporter!!!
And yet the Dems are saying that all sorts of threats are being made by the Repubs and Indepenents against them. Seems strange that since the presidential election, every supposed act of violence against the left has been done by a left wing operative.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office offered little information into the late-Saturday shooting death of 58-year-old Robert Krentz, whose family began the Krentz Ranch more than 100 years ago.
Krentz’s body was found on his land, which is about 35 miles northeast of Douglas, just before midnight Saturday, said Carol Capas, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office, aided by the U.S. Border Patrol, had no suspects Sunday and continued to follow leads, Capas said. She declined to comment on reports from neighbors and border activists that Krentz’s death was related to smuggling in the area.
Area residents said Krentz had no enemies, and they could think of no motive for his death other than the possibility it was related to what they called the growing level of crime in the area related to illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.
Tom Tancredo, a former U.S. representative from Colorado, was visiting ranchers near Douglas to discuss border issues when he heard of Krentz’s death.
Tancredo said he and Krentz were friends and that he was “a mild-mannered guy” who was known for providing illegal immigrants with food and water.
Krentz was murdered by the same people that the Obama administration wants to give amnesty.
In one of the most overlooked and under reported segments of the new "Health Care Act", the Federal Government has completely taken over the Student Loan business from private banks. They have now forced private companies out of the business of loaning money for college education. Let that sink in a minute.
The Federal Gov't will now be borrowing money from the Federal Reserve Bank at a very low interest rate, let's say 2.5% and then loan it to students at say 6.5%. The gov't will now make a 4% profit that will go into paying for health care for whomever, although that's not the important point here..
The point is that the Federal Gov't, in one fell swoop, effectively destroyed and confiscated an entire industry. What about the hundreds of thousands of people that this is going to put out of work starting July 1, 2010 when this goes into effect? The private bankers and their employees first, then the hardware store owner, grocery store clerk, etc... Anyone who did business with any of the funds generated by the loans or the interest it generated.Was there any mention of that aspect of this in the dinosaur media? Of course not.
I sure am glad that all of you that voted for and supported the non-health care government take over of the economy bill are getting that "Free Health Care" that you wanted. Oh, wait, you are actually going to have to pay a higher premium or a fine if you don't. Like how that Hopey Changey shit is working for you now?
This morning in a USATODAY/ Gallup Poll, Obama's Disapproval Rating is 50%. Down 4 points from Friday when only 46% disapproved.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Doug Ross has pulled another nugget up for all to see. Congress is trying to intimidate any businessmen that didn't agree with Obamacare. Welcome to Facsism.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
2010 • Provide income exclusion for specified Indian tribe health benefits provided after 3/23/10• Temporary high‐risk pool and high‐cost union retiree reinsurance ($5 B each for 3.5 years) (6/23/10)• Impose 10% tax on indoor UV tanning (7/1/10)• Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/10)• Prohibits lifetime and annual benefit for private insurers spending limits (plan years beginning 9/23/10)• Prohibits non‐group private insurance plans from canceling coverage (rescissions) (plan years beginning 9/23/10)• Requires private insurance plans to cover, at no charge, most preventive care (plan years beginning 9/23/10)• Requires private insurance plans to allow dependents to stay on parents’ policies through age 26 (plan yearsbeginning 9/23/10)• Hospitals in "Frontier States" (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare payments (FY11)
2011 • Hospitals in “low‐cost” areas receive higher Medicare payments for 2 yrs ($400 million, FY11)• Medicare Advantage cuts begin• No longer allowed to use FSA, HSA, HRA, Archer MSA distributions for over‐the-counter medicines• Medicare cuts to home health begin• Medicare cuts for wealthier seniors ($85k/$170k), who are forced to pay higher Part D premiums (not indexed for inflation in Parts B/D)• Medicare reimbursement cuts when seniors use diagnostic imaging like MRIs, CT scans, etc.• Medicare cuts begin to ambulance services, ASCs, diagnostic labs, and durablemedical equipment• Impose new annual tax on brand name pharmaceutical companies• Americans begin paying premiums for federal long‐term care insurance (the CLASS Act, which analysis indicates is a ticking fiscal time-bomb)• Private insurance plans required to spend a minimum of 80% of premiums on medical claims (where 65% is considered the maximum "safe" amount to cover claims). Prior experience at the state level will indisputably harm private health insurance business.• Physicians in "Frontier States" (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare payments• Prohibition on Medicare payments to new physician‐owned hospitals (which will dramatically reduce access to senior care)• Penalties for non‐qualified HSA and Archer MSA distributions double (to 20%)• Seniors prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months• New Medicare cuts to long‐term care hospitals begin (7/1/11)• Additional Medicare cuts to hospitals and cuts to nursing homes and inpatient rehab facilities begin (FY12)• New taxes on all private health insurance policies to pay for comparative effectivness research (planyears beginning FY12)
2012 • Medicare cuts to dialysis treatment begins• Medicare to cut spending by using an HMO‐like coordinated care model (Accountable Care Organizations)• New Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/12)• Medicare cuts to hospitals with high readmission rates begin (FY13)• Medicare cuts to hospice begin (FY13)
2013 • Impose $2,500 annual cap on FSA contributions (indexed to CPI)• Increase Medicare wage tax by 0.9% and impose a new 3.8% tax on unearned , nonactivebusiness income for those earning over $200k/$250k (not indexed to inflation)• Generally increases (7.5% to 10%) threshold at which medical expenses, as a % of income, can be deductible• Eliminate deduction for Part D retiree drug subsidy employers receive• Impose 2.3% excise tax on medical devices• Medicare cuts to hospitals who treat low‐income seniors begin• $500,000 deduction cap on compensation paid to insurance company employees and officers
2014 • Unconstitutional personal mandate begins: Individuals without government‐approved coverage are subject to a tax of the greater of $695 or 2.5% of income• Employers who fail to offer "affordable" coverage would pay a $3,000 penalty for every employee that receives a subsidy through the Exchange• Employers who do not offer insurance must pay a tax penalty of $2,000 for every fulltime employee• More Medicare cuts to home health begin• All non‐grandfathered and Exchange health plans required to meet federally mandated levels of coverage• States must cover parents /childless adults up to 138% of poverty on Medicaid, receive increased FMAP• Tax credits available for Exchange‐based coverage, amount varies by income up to 400% of poverty• Private insurers cannot impose any coverage restrictions on pre‐existing conditions (guaranteed issue/renewability, which will bankrupt insurance providers)• Private insurers must offer coverage to anyone wanting a policy and every policy has to be renewed (which will bankrupt insurance providers)• Insurance plans must include government‐defined "essential benefits " and coverage levels• Government board (IPAB) begins submitting proposals to cut Medicare• Impose tax on nearly all private health insurance plans• Medicare payment cuts for hospital‐acquired infections begin (FY15)
2015 • More Medicare cuts to home health begin 2016 • Impose "Cadillac tax on “high cost” plans, 40% tax on the benefit value above a certain threshold: ($10,200 individual coverage, $27,500 family or self‐only union multiemployer coverage)
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker - WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather, and Sports |
This goes both ways, of course. My wife was driving in Atlanta on Friday with a bumper sticker that says "Obamanomics- Trickle Up Poverty" and was followed into a parking lot and then the other driver pulled up next to her and spit on her. I would have liked to have been with her when it happened, because I carry a Kimber .45, and would have had to defend her with it.
Friday, March 26, 2010
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Over the next 10 years the cummulative effect of the ManChild's fiscal policies will raise the national debt to 90% of GDP! And these figures come from the Congressional Budget Office, which as history has shown time and again to always be way off (and not in a good way). If the CBO is "guessing" 90% of GDP, I would be inclined to think we will find ourselves in the Post WWII area of 120%-125% of GDP. At that point, it's game over for the USA.
For many Americans the distance between what they believe is best for the nation and what government actually does has become an infuriating chasm that was never meant to exist in a representative government designed to reflect the will of the majority.
No other single public policy so reinforces a perception of self-dealing, unfairness and incompetence as the corrupted federal tax code. Bloated beyond decipherability at 67,500 pages of regulations, the income tax system is driven by personal power, lobby profits and, through tax inducements and penalties, a changing menu of citizen and business manipulation.
Married people pay higher rates than singles living together, income is commonly double and tripled taxed, pastors are told what they can and can’t say from the pulpit and foreign competitors enjoy significant cost advantages over American producers because of our tax system.
Meanwhile, in “Gucci Gulch” outside the House Ways and Means Committee, business is very, very good. With more than a billion dollars a year spent lobbying the tax system; the recession has been a wonderful windfall for many tax lobbyists. While the nation suffers, new aristocracies in Washington, far from the little people who pay the bills, celebrate their good fortune.
So what if both the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Congressional Committee writing tax laws got their own tax returns wrong? So what if just obeying federal tax laws costs taxpayers more than $300 billion a year in compliance costs? So what if Congress’ error in failing to index the Alternative Minimum Tax for inflation now threatens to define as “wealthy” those with as little as $80,000 annual income? So what if Warren Buffet’s salary-earning secretary pays a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss?
But “so what?” and perennial--but always unfilled promises--that “something must be done” are not enough anymore. Remembering what they once learned in civics classes, Americans from across the political spectrum are taking time from their pursuits of happiness to register angry and indignant warnings to the political class that “something will be done”—or else.
This is why more than a thousand people an hour have been joining a digital tax rebellion marching on Washington at www.onlinetaxrevolt.com. FairTaxers, Flat Taxers, Reagan tax reformers and many others are being pulled together to bring another Boston Tea Party to Washington, D.C. on April 15th. While people may disagree on the best solution, there is widespread understanding that the American people cannot win back control of their government until the federal tax system is either repaired or ripped out by the roots and replaced.
Revolutionary? Yes, in the same spirit as Boston Harbor and why not? We are a people who rallied against “taxation without representation” and yet future generations of unborn Americans are being taxed to secure mind-numbing levels of federal debt today. The barely concealed contempt for average Americans who object to more and more of the fruits of their labors being transferred to those who pay no income taxes at all while former Members of Congress profit lucratively working the corruption of the tax writing committees is nearing a boiling point.
Two years ago, the under funded Mike Huckabee caught tax reform lightning in an Iowa bottle and was catapulted to a first place finish there. Mitt Romney and John McCain were burned by the same lightning when they repeated the same old tired and now unbelievable income tax reform promises. No, the entire election did not turn on tax reform but Mike Huckabee electrified voters when he made the FairTax, a national consumption tax to replace the broken income tax system, a center plank of his campaign. That decision marked Huckabee as one of the first current politicians to turn his back on what is increasingly seen as self-dealing in Washington that damages the future of the nation and the best interests of individual citizens.
The idea that, “we the people” are being routinely ignored, are despised and are seen as primarily useful in our ability to fund personal political ambitions continues to resonate at every Tea Party and in the growing tax rebellion now gathering steam. Those in the political class who ignore this healthy insistence that public policy actually benefit the public will find themselves at risk of future lightning strikes.
Ken Hoagland, is author of “The FairTax Solution” and chairman of the Online Tax Revolt and the FairTax national victory campaign. More information can be found at www.onlinetaxrevolt.com and www.FairTax.org. Hoagland is a long time Houstonian.
For some perspective into the all-important US real estate market, today's chart illustrates the US median price of a single-family home over the past 40 years. Not only did housing prices increase at a rapid rate from 1991 to 2005, the rate at which housing prices increased -- increased. That brings us to today's chart which illustrates how housing prices have dropped 35% from the 2005 peak. In fact, a home buyer who bought the median priced single-family home at the 1979 peak has actually seen that home lose value (4.3% loss). Not an impressive performance considering that over three decades have passed. It is worth noting that the median priced home has moved back to the top of a trading range that existed from the late 1970s into the mid-1990s.
I suppose that when you are the outright owner of the banking industry, you can order it to do whatever you want. I wonder does he know how a balance sheet works.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Clyburn says that Republicans are "Aiding and abetting terrorism" against Democrats.
This country is more deeply divided, left against right, than I have seen in my lifetime. It reminds me of what I have studied about the social and economic divisions that lead up to the War Between the States. There was nothing Civil about it, which is why I never refer to it as such.
There are many conspiracy theories out there that the president, through executive orders, is attempting to take dictatorial control of the USA. Executive order 11490 gives the President complete control of the gov't and the citizens during time of National Emergency. We are currently under a state of emergency, as declared by the president, on October 25, 2009 because of the swine flu outbreak. That order was never recinded.
Are we being misled about these "threats" of violence against Democrats? Will this just become the necessary catalyst to declare Marshal Law?
Hitler turned democratic Germany into his Nazi Dictatorship through executive orders. Not to say this is what is in store for the USA, but it is certainly one possibility.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I will agree that the American way of doing things should not include violence, but I think the American people are soon to tire of being trampled. I honestly think the Congress members who voted on this steaming turd are lucky to have made it out of session without any violence. It's restraint that is required, but the bonds are beginning to stretch nearly to the breaking point.
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. ... [I]t is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable -- and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!" --Patrick Henry
Monday, March 22, 2010
Great news! What will they reincarnate themselves as? You know that no criminal organization can go underground for long, they'll get greedy and have to open up under another name. Maybe "Oak-Nut"
Emanuel, born in Israel to a father who was a member of:
Irgun (Hebrew: ארגון; shorthand for Ha'Irgun HaTzva'i HaLe'umi BeEretz Yisra'el, הארגון הצבאי הלאומי בארץ ישראל, "National Military Organization in the Land of Israel") was a militant Zionist group that operated in the British mandate of Palestine between 1931 and 1948. It was an offshoot of the earlier and larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah (Hebrew: "The Defense", ההגנה). Since the group originally broke from the Haganah it became known as the Haganah Bet (Hebrew: literally "Defense 'B' " or "Second Defense", הגנה ב), or alternatively as Haganah Ha'leumit (ההגנה הלאומית) or Ha'ma'amad (המעמד). Irgun members were absorbed into the Israel Defence Forces at the start of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. In present-day Israel, the Irgun is commonly referred to as Etzel (אצ"ל), an acronym of the Hebrew initials.
The Irgun policy was based on what was then called Revisionist Zionism founded by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. According to Howard Sachar, "The policy of the new organization was based squarely on Jabotinsky's teachings: every Jew had the right to enter Palestine; only active retaliation would deter the Arabs; only Jewish armed force would ensure the Jewish state".
In 1947 "the British army in Mandate Palestine banned the use of the term 'terrorist' to refer to the Irgun zvai Leumi ... because it implied that British forces had reason to be terrified," but this did not stop others referring to it as a terrorist organization, e.g. the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, several media sources, and a number of prominent world and Jewish figures. Irgun attacks prompted a formal declaration from the World Zionist Congress in 1946, which strongly condemned "the shedding of innocent blood as a means of political warfare." The Israeli government, in September 1948, acting in response to the assassination of Lord Moyne, dissolved the Irgun and Lehi groups as part of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance.
Interesting to me today was the headline on the Drudge Report that called Emanuel, Obama's Gate Keeper. Maybe in more ways than one. What is the connection? I don't know, but Emanuel's brother who is also on staff at the White House is known to be a eugenicist.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Today is a Momentous Day!
Today is the day! Today is the day that all Americans see the naked ambition of fifteen percent of the population as they exert their will over the silent, hard working 85 percent. Today is the culmination of many years of hard work in swaying public perception, breaking down the walls of decency and building a climate if victimization and entitlement. Today the House of Representatives vote on the Senate Health Care Reform Act.
Never mind that no one has actually read this pork nirvana: this bill that nationalizes one sixth of the economy. Never mind that this bill is a slap in the face to all who work hard and don't expect or would accept a handout from anyone. Never mind that, on its face, the bill is a brazen attempt to subvert the Constitution of the United States and assign obligations to buy a service and criminalization of the God-given right to choose.
The right to choose not to buy a service one may see as a bad bargain, or the right to decide what is right for your own body. Those who have eroded the belief in right and wrong for decades have made a big deal on the right to control a person's body. They cried that the state had no business, indeed no say at all, about what what one put in their body, believed in their head, and even what they did to their unborn children. Now those very same harpies have turned that tenet on its head as they grasp at the ability to regulate every aspect of what we do with the body God gave us.
A God they do not believe in and they do not seem accountable to. For we live in a time where the ugliest of motivations are cloaked in compassion. A time where the killing of an unborn child is seen as 'kind' as opposed to saddling a selfish couple with the 'burden' of raising unwanted offspring. A time where the lazy and the losers in the lottery of life are trying to maintain a lifestyle by taxing the driven and conscientious people who make this country hum with productivity. These are times that try the morals of men as those who want to invalidate hard work and drive have control of the levers of power and use that awful responsibility for their own gain and avarice.
Before you go on and whine about the poor and stricken and the addict who can neither care for themselves or have the tools to prosper in this world, know this: Life is a harsh taskmaster who punishes the dumb, the lazy and the foolish with scourge and tribulation until they learn to operate within the constraints of civilization. Lessons you don't learn or fail to heed as a child will be revisited repeatedly until you get with the program, succumb to the destruction brought on by your own lusts. Attempts to rewrite God's law, or common sense, for those agnostically inclined, will always result in an unbalanced society that careens hither and yon morally, until it sputters to a halt, mired in the ambivalence of indecision and relativism. A civilization that feels more empathy for the sinners than the sinned-against is destined to fail as the criminals achieve a critical mass and take the controls in efforts to profit from the moral decline.
We have such a state of affairs now. The ugly girl at the dance is now calling the tune, much to the chagrin of the highly offended orchestra. The drop-outs who threw stones at the University's stained glass windows now are the faculty; destroying the ideas and ethics that made this country great. There is a joke in the trades that men teach their children to work before they go off to college and get ruined. The ability to define right and wrong is the hallmark of a great society and the lack thereof the talisman of a civilization in decline. The loafers and anti-establishment crowd of the sixties are now deciding the tax rate for the rest of us, and they are not amused anymore. They are out for revenge. Revenge on the 'boy scouts' who kept their collective noses clean and worked eighty hours a week and put their kids through college and took care of their ailing parents and saluted on Veteran's Day all across this fine country.
'Liberal' doesn't even begin to appropriately label these Marxists! They really are the failed Communists who sewed the cancer of relativism into our public psyche and tried with all of their drug-addled reasoning to convince the rest of us that drive and vigor were not valid traits and conscientiousness was tantamount to selfishness. That success was to be punished, or at least taxed to support the 'less able' among us.
The Democrat majority in both Houses and the Marxist in the White House are poised to enact their vengeance today on all those who ignored their pleas for fairness and charity to the losers and lazy in society. Today they can 'get over' on the corporate toadies and millionaires who rule over and abuse the working class. If it were that easy, FDR, LBJ or even Ralph Nader would have so changed the collective zeitgeist to such an extant that this latest populist farce would be ignored, even maligned by the healthy, prosperous and well adjusted masses.
Instead we have an anti-St. Patrick leading the snakes from the swamps right into the halls of power. Its ironic that the 'most transparent' government in history has hidden its agenda and blocked public reflection on its programs. Its ironic that even the President is not sure what is actually in the health care bill and more troubling that he doesn't care by what process it arrives at his desk. It will be law, no matter how many seats are lost in the coming elections.
This rush to political suicide by an overtly socialist Democrat Party barely disguises the real intent of this travesty of legislative process: the health care reform bill is Communism. Socialism is a 'cooperative' between business and Government. Communism's hallmark is the Government's possession of the means of production. I trot out this aged mare to make a point: a government that can nationalize the better part of a native automobile industry is, by its very nature, Communistic. Such a Government should not be trusted to 'nurse' a substantially healthy industry. Period. If its too big to fail, its just too big.
If the Government can decide that an entire industry needs to be saved and defies its own Constitution to do so, then that Government is invalid and must go. I trust that the Supreme Court will strike this law as soon as the mountain of lawsuits start. But what do we make of a process by which a minority of the population forces its mindset on the majority? Under what authority have GM and Chrysler been seized? Its not Constitutional. And neither is this health care bill.
Yes, today is a momentous day! It is the day we declare war on Liberalism. Today is the day we record the vote for this Communistic legislation. Today we make plans to campaign against our socialist Senators, reprobate Representatives and power-hungry President. And, pass or fail, we will know who voted for our 'right to choose' and who opted for a 'Stalinization' of our legislative process. It works both ways: Freedom of choice extends to the right to choose NOT to do, buy or consume anything, for whatever reason.
Give me Liberty or give me death!
Victor The Contractor
Friday, March 19, 2010
This has got to be getting pretty close to the last straw. Rep. John Garamendi's (CA-10) office aparently got tired of answering calls from his constiuents, so he turned the calls over to the Capital Police.
Translation: The Constitution be damned."
If the Slaughter Rule is Unconstitutional, then it becomes the duty of the American people to not only impeach the President, but members of Congress that allowed it to happen.
"Senator Tom Coburn lays down the law.
SEN. TOM COBURN (R), OKLAHOMA: I want to send a couple of messages to my colleagues in the House.
If you voted no and [now] you vote yes, and you lose your election [in November], and you think any nomination to a federal position isn't going to be held in the Senate, I've got news for you. It's going to be held.
Number two is, if you get a deal, a parochial deal for you or your district, I've already instructed my staff and the staff of seven other senators that we will look at every appropriations bill, at every level, at every instance, and we will outline it by district, and we will associate that with the buying of your vote. So, if you think you can cut a deal now, and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen. And be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House.
You've still got time to order a welcome-back present for your local Democrat representative.
Update: Sister Toldjah points us to this:
From The NRCC’s Code Red:
...HumanEvents.com: 'Most interesting rumor from the Hill yesterday: Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) who announced his retirement from Congress has been promised the job of NASA administrator in exchange for his vote, and Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.), another retiring Democrat, has been promised an appointment as U.S. Ambassador to NATO in exchange for his vote. It will be interesting to note any job announcements from this Tennessee duo post-House retirement. Both voted against passage of the House bill back in November.'"
"'President Obama says we need national health care because Natoma Canfield of Ohio had to drop her insurance when she couldn't afford the $6,700 premiums, and now she's got cancer.
Much as I admire Obama's use of terminally ill human beings as political props, let me point out here that perhaps Natoma could have afforded insurance had she not been required by Ohio's state insurance mandates to purchase a plan that covers infertility treatments and unlimited OB/GYN visits, among other things.
It sounds like Natoma could have used a plan that covered only the basics -- you know, things like cancer.' -- Ann Coulter"
Take a good hard look at how you are about to take it in the shorts.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Well of course he did. This will put another 12-15 oh, hell, 30 million new voters on the Democrat role.
Yes! Just what we need. A "Health Care" bill that EXPANDS the IRS. I see where one has much to do with the other, of course.
Bret Baier backed him into a corner and made him look like the dictator that he's becoming. He was lying through his teeth, looked terribly uncomfortable by being grilled for the truth.
Nothing like blatant plagerism to get your message out!
I'm so glad that with everything else going on in DC, the president has time to work on filling out his bracket's for the Final Four. That's waaaayy more important that the Unconstitutional method being used to cram his "health care" bill down our throats, or Iran's nuclear ambition, or the pending economic collapse, or fighting in Israel, or piracy on the high seas, or back room deals and bribes, or... fill in the blank. What a joke.
Steve King, (R-IA), has called for citizens to storm DC and jam the streets. He's comparing present day DC to the communist takeover in Prague. He may be not so far from the truth.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Cedars Sinai in AZ was first to say no more Medicare patients, now Walgreens is saying no to Medicaid. What does this tell you?
This is what happens when you violate the Constitution in order to ram a dictatorial mandate down the throats of the American People
Mark Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation to File Immediate Constitutional Challenge If House Dems Try to Pass Health-Care Without Actually Voting on It
Huh? You read that correctly. Because Speaker Pelosi cannot find enough votes to pass the deeply unpopular ObamaCare bill in a constitutional way, she is hoping you and other Americans won't notice, or won't care, whether she passes ObamaCare in an unconstitutional and blatantly corrupt way.
Her latest plan is called the "Slaughter Rule", which would allow the House to vote on a different bill and "deem" the Senate's ObamaCare bill as being "passed" at the same time as the other bill is passed, without having an actual up and down vote on the ObamaCare bill. Said Pelosi in an interview: "It's more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know....but I like it, because people don't have to vote on the Senate bill."
Pelosi may like "deeming" laws passed, but passing laws without voting on them is blatantly unconstitutional. As former federal judge Michael McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
"It may be clever, but it is not constitutional. To become law...the Senate health-care bill must actually be signed into law. The Constitution speaks directly to how that is done. According to Article I, Section 7, in order for a "Bill" to "become a Law," it "shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate" and be "presented to the President of the United States" for signature or veto. Unless a bill actually has "passed" both Houses, it cannot be presented to the president and cannot become a law."
Speaker Pelosi and President Obama are counting on you, your friends, and your family not to notice or care that they are doing this. That's why together, we must get the truth out and tell everyone that we know about what they are trying to do.
This is just one more example of the bribery and corruption that has been used to try and pass ObamaCare, like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase.
If they are willing to corrupt our constitutional system right before our eyes to pass Obamacare, why should we have any confidence that they won't corrupt your healthcare when nobody is paying attention?
This one is just mind boggling. Why in the hell would the commander in chief not fly the flag of his country. Obama says that flying the US flag in Haiti would "send the wrong message" to the people of Haiti, since we aren't an occupying force there. I think the $130 million-plus that we have spent, so far, in assisting the people of Haiti to recover from the massive earthquake, gives the US the right to show our colors. We want people to know who is assisting the Haitian people. I'm really getting sick and tired of this moron in the White House.
You know, the public school system is the only system that I am aware of where you are rewarded for failure. The teachers unions demand more money so they can have "quality" teachers to put into failing schools. Supposedly better pay will yield better results. How about rewarding the results after the fact instead of before?
Now in Athens Clarke County, Georgia, my home town, the bar is being lowered even farther. Now to make the graduation statistics look better, you can fail 8 classes and still recieve a diploma. Notice I didn't say earn a diploma.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The following are 20 signs that the United States is rapidly becoming a totalitarian "Big Brother" police state....
#1) A new bill being pushed by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman would allow the U.S. military to round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a trial if they "pose a threat" or if they have "potential intelligence value" or for any other reason the President of the United States "considers appropriate". #2) Lawmakers in Washington D.C. working to create a new immigration bill have decided on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would be required to obtain. #3) Barack Obama is backing a plan to create a national database to store the DNA of people who have been arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime. #4) Just to get on an airplane, Americans will now have to go through new full-body scanners that reveal every detail of our exposed bodies to airport security officials. #5) If that wasn't bad enough, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that airport screeners will begin roving through airports randomly taking chemical swabs from passengers and their bags to check for explosives. #6) Starting this upcoming December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board their flights once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists. #7) Organic milk is such a threat that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in Pennsylvania. #8) An NYPD officer has broken his silence and has confessed that innocent citizens are being set up and falsely arrested and ticketed in order to meet quotas. #9) A growing number of police departments across the U.S. are turning to mobile camera systems in order to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars. #10) For decades, Arizona has been known as "the sunset state", but lately many frustrated residents have started calling it "the surveillance state". #11) Judges and police in Florida have been caught using "secret codes" on tickets in the state of Florida. #12) An extensive investigation has revealed that between 2003 and 2007, that state of Texas quietly gave hundreds of newborn baby blood samples to a U.S. Armed Forces laboratory for use in a forensics database. #13) A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school. #14) One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. #15) In Florida, students have been arrested by police for things as simple as bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun. #16) When a mother on a flight to Denver spanked both of her children and cussed out a flight attendant who tried to intervene, she suddenly found herself handcuffed and headed for prison. Why? She was charged with being a domestic terrorist under the Patriot Act. #17) A new global treaty may force U.S. Internet service providers to spy on what you do online. #18) A leaked Obama administration memo has revealed plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres of land from Montana to New Mexico. #19) 56 percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said that the U.S. government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. #20) But one other recent poll found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: "It is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism."
#1) A new bill being pushed by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman would allow the U.S. military to round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a trial if they "pose a threat" or if they have "potential intelligence value" or for any other reason the President of the United States "considers appropriate".
#2) Lawmakers in Washington D.C. working to create a new immigration bill have decided on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would be required to obtain.
#3) Barack Obama is backing a plan to create a national database to store the DNA of people who have been arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime.
#4) Just to get on an airplane, Americans will now have to go through new full-body scanners that reveal every detail of our exposed bodies to airport security officials.
#5) If that wasn't bad enough, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that airport screeners will begin roving through airports randomly taking chemical swabs from passengers and their bags to check for explosives.
#6) Starting this upcoming December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board their flights once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.
#7) Organic milk is such a threat that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.
#8) An NYPD officer has broken his silence and has confessed that innocent citizens are being set up and falsely arrested and ticketed in order to meet quotas.
#9) A growing number of police departments across the U.S. are turning to mobile camera systems in order to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.
#10) For decades, Arizona has been known as "the sunset state", but lately many frustrated residents have started calling it "the surveillance state".
#11) Judges and police in Florida have been caught using "secret codes" on tickets in the state of Florida.
#12) An extensive investigation has revealed that between 2003 and 2007, that state of Texas quietly gave hundreds of newborn baby blood samples to a U.S. Armed Forces laboratory for use in a forensics database.
#13) A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.
#14) One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk.
#15) In Florida, students have been arrested by police for things as simple as bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun.
#16) When a mother on a flight to Denver spanked both of her children and cussed out a flight attendant who tried to intervene, she suddenly found herself handcuffed and headed for prison. Why? She was charged with being a domestic terrorist under the Patriot Act.
#17) A new global treaty may force U.S. Internet service providers to spy on what you do online.
#18) A leaked Obama administration memo has revealed plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres of land from Montana to New Mexico.
#19) 56 percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said that the U.S. government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.
#20) But one other recent poll found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: "It is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism."
|Reported by Jet Lacey|
Although I am not in John Barrow's district, I am in Georgia. I have called his office and told him how I feel about Government take over of any private industry. The Federal Government has no business in the healthcare business.
I urge you to make your opinions known to your representatives. Let them know that if they vote for this steaming turd, they will not be in DC for much longer.
Monday, March 15, 2010
It's ok to be a wealthy sexist pig, if you're a Democrat. Aparently having a yacht called "Sexy Bitch" is just fine if you're running for the in the Democratic Primary vying for Chris Dodd's seat in the Senate. I wonder what would've happened if Scott Brown had owned the "Sexy Bitch" instead?
The Oathkeepers have only vowed to uphold oaths they've already taken, to uphold and defend the Constitution of these United States. How is that playing footsie with treason?
Mr. McConnell is a professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He formerly served as a judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Keep putting pressure on China and blame them for manipulation of the currency. Are you kidding me? It won't be long before the Chinese have had enough of this game with the US. They could completely wipe out the USA with a few keystrokes. They control the vast majority of investment in our debt. If they were to call all of the debt due now, the USA would cease to exist in a matter of days.
So go on there Pres, keep putting pressure on them and see what happens when you back a cat into a corner.
Why isn't this the number one headline in the news today? Last Friday there was a Mexican military helo flying over the suburbs of Brownsville, TX and now Mexicans are attacking the US Consulate in Jaurez. When will they just come across the border by the millions and over run the US? Oh, wait, they already have.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
And then the shooting will likely start. This is going to be the death of America, of Liberty and of Freedom under a system that our founders, who where much more intelligent than today's Congress, save a very few current congressmen, and a new system will emerge bringing it's chains, shackles and threats of imprisonment for non compliance.
God save us.
"Caesar had his Brutus; Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it!"
These words are ringing more and more true to me every day.
Think the Federal Government really has their priorities askew when they send out 2 guys in a car to hassle a business owner for 4 cents in delinquent taxes. This appears to be just a better look at how efficient the Federal Government really is. Do we want this sort of decision making in our health care system?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Any doubts about the future of the U.S. dollar should be laid to rest by today's announcement that San Francisco Federal Reserve President Janet Yellen has been nominated to be Vice Chair of the Fed's Board of Governors, and thereby a voter on the interest rate-setting, seven-member Open Markets Committee. Ms. Yellen has earned a reputation for being one of the biggest inflation doves among the Fed's top players.
Yellen has consistently downplayed the dangers of inflation and has made statements that indicate she views the Fed as an extension of the Labor Department, rather than a guardian of our currency.
I wonder if these are the same accounting gimmicks used by the FED?
"With Democrats deciding to incorporate changes in student aid into the bill, Republicans suddenly had a new reason to oppose legislation they have long sought to scuttle."
Really? Student aid is now in the Healthcare bill? Are you friggin kiddin me? What next? DUI Schools? DMV? Postal Rates?
Can no one see that in the name of Health Care, this Dem run gov't is trying it's best to completely take over the states and institute a total dictatorship.
Faber and Mish: We're Doomed and Washington Can't Do Anything About ItPosted Mar 12, 2010 12:37pm EST by Henry Blodget in Investing, Newsmakers, Recession, Politics
Washington is patting itself on the back for having orchestrated an amazing economic recovery. But Washington lawmakers are a delusional bunch of boneheads, say Marc Faber and Mike "Mish" Shedlock, editor of the Gloom, Boom, and Doom Report and investment advisor at SitkaPacific Capital Management, respectively.
The economy is NOT recovering, they say, and the U.S. faces a depressing "eventuality" of either crushing deflation (Shedlock) or runaway inflation (Faber). The timing and type of this eventuality is uncertain, say the gurus, but they are certain it's too late for America to change course.
"It's beyond repair -- it's too late," to avert fiscal disaster, Faber declares.
Mish agrees: "The day of reckoning has arrived. The question is how long it takes to play out."
This grim outlook doesn't mean you're helpless. Faber recommends individuals prepare for doomsday by buying gold, owning assets abroad and buying property outside of major cities.
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Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Illinois is broke. Union heavy. Democrat heavy. California Lite.
If IL was as big as CA they would have bigger problems than CA has today.
The Occupied Territory of New York City, who is hell bent on controlling your body, has proposed a ban on resturants use of salt. Last year it was transfat. Prior to that it was smoking indoors and private ownership of handguns. Meanwhile the "Territorial Management" would love to have Federal funding for abortion to suppliment the atrocious use of educational funds, which often pay union members to sit and do crossword puzzles for their 40 hour pay checks.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Citizens would no longer be allowed to fish in oceans, rivers, streams or even inland lakes. Basically under this plan, you had better find something else to put on your plate. I guess it fits with the government take over of all food production. You must be 100% dependent on the government.
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." - Nancy Pelosi
In that speech she said, and I quote "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." In other words, we need to pass this bill so we can all find out what's in it, including Congress. We all know the bill wasn't written by anyone in Congress or the Senate. The bill was written by a gang of thugs hired by the community organizers holed up at the White House.