Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A kind of off topic post

Although this is a little off my general list of topics I thought this letter was compelling in describing a serious political problem that is being exacerbated by the current administration (read Obama). Where is the racial harmony the Obama was to bring? Why can we not criticize his "socialist" policy directives without being called "brown shirts", "Nazis", or the "Mob".

It was only a year ago that people were showing signs of Bush as a Nazi, a Vampire, and burned in effigy. Those people were just activist, not vicious Nazi's....right?

Alexander's Essay – August 20, 2009
Media Blackout

"Equal and exact justice to all men..." --Thomas Jefferson

Editor's Note: PG suggested -- this essay contains graphic descriptions of a brutal crime.

In 1775, John Adams wrote, "There is in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong, a love of truth and a veneration of virtue ... if the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice..."

Adams understood that a shared penchant for justice and virtue is essential to liberty, and depends upon the ability of people to discern between right and wrong.

Today, it is evident to every astute social scientist (and most anyone with common sense) that among definable American subcultures the capacity for distinguishing between right and wrong is severely diminished.

The origin of these deteriorating standards for justice and virtue is rooted in the dissolution of the family, and the failure of our places of worship and our schools to instill those values necessary for self-government -- self-government being the foundation of family-government and that being the foundation of social responsibility.

U.S. urban centers, and to a lesser extent suburban and rural areas, are now home to generations of sociopaths who do not value your life, simply because they do not value their own.

Making matters worse, the MSM perpetuates a virtual blackout of news regarding select sociopaths, while trumpeting allegations and speculations of others. This results in a distorted popular understanding of the extent of the social degradation around us.

Three years ago (March 2006), the Leftmedia spent a year relentlessly convicting in the court of public opinion three white Duke University lacrosse players for a "hate crime" -- the alleged gang rape of a black woman named Crystal Gail Mangum. Millions of dollars in defense-lawyer fees later, it turns out that there was no evidence and that Mangum was a liar. The real victims were, in fact, the accused men: David Evans, Reade Seligmann and Colin Finnerty. (All charges were dropped, but there has been no apology yet from 88 Duke professors who jumped on the bandwagon, condemning Evans, Seligmann and Finnerty in an open letter before the first day of their trial.)

Four weeks ago, Barack Hussein Obama interrupted a live media propaganda confab promoting his administration's most critical national initiative (nationalizing health care) in order to accuse a white Cambridge, MA, police officer, James Crowley, of "acting stupidly" for arresting Obama's black friend, Henry Gates. That accusation was followed by similar knee-jerk pronouncements of racism by the black governor of Massachusetts and the black mayor of Cambridge. Under such heavy-handed political and media pressure, all charges against Gates were dropped.

The Gates' story dominated the national media headlines for a couple weeks, until it was determined that the officer's actions were, in fact, justified. Obama attempted to make amends by tossing back a few beers with the Gates and Crowley in the Rose Garden, but BO offered no public apology. (Narcissists do not apologize, they just reinterpret the facts.)

This week, there is a trial underway which is racially charged, but, unless you were reading The Patriot back in 2007, chances are you have not heard of this one since it involves a savage black-on-white crime, rather than MSM feeding frenzy accusations of white-on-black crimes.

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

I am referring to the brutal torture, mutilation and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom by four black men in Knoxville, Tennessee.

In the event you were not a reader in '07, allow me to recount this horrendous incident ... because you won't see or hear it from any MSM news outlets.

On 6 January 2007, Channon (age 21) and Christopher (age 23) were out for a Saturday dinner date, after which Channon called her mom to report that they were on the way to visit friends. But Channon and Christopher never arrived at their friends' house -- nor returned home.

The next day, the mutilated and burned remains of Chris Newsom were found along a railroad track. Two days later, Channon's mutilated body was recovered from a trash bin.

Channon and Chris were in Channon's Toyota 4-Runner when they were carjacked. They were taken to a nearby house, brutally gang-raped, mutilated and then murdered. They were subjected to lengthy torture in each other's presence.

Newsom was raped, his genitals were cut off, and then taken to the railroad tracks where he was shot execution-style. The perpetrators soaked his body with an accelerant and burned his body.

Christian was kept alive for a while longer, repeatedly raped, mutilated, had cleaning solution poured down her throat in an attempt to destroy DNA evidence, and then stuffed inside a trash can where she suffocated to death.

This appalling attack is more than a case study in sociopathic evil. It is a case study about which stories the MSM headlines and which they do not. Yes, there are some 17,000 murders committed in the U.S. each year, but this double murder was clearly far more barbaric, far more monstrous, than most.

Regrettably, there is nothing new about the racial aspect of this story, which may explain why it was not national news. Although blacks represent just 12 percent of the U.S. population, black perpetrators are convicted by a jury of their peers in more than half of all murder and manslaughter cases. Additionally, per-capita black-on-white crime is far more prevalent than the inverse.

The underlying social factors contributing to such racially unbalanced crime statistics have been delineated by many conservative black leaders and academicians. However, their solutions -- most notably promoting family unity, faith-based programs, better schools and individual responsibility and accountability, contradict leftist political objectives, which seek to maintain black folks' status as wards of the state. (The modern Democrat implementation of a plantation system.)

The Accused

Charged in the torture/murder of Chanon and Christopher were Eric Boyd, Letalvis Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson, George Thomas and Vanessa Coleman.

In April 2008, Boyd was convicted in federal court of being an accessory after the fact, but the MSM was too busy fawning over the candidacy of Barack Obama to report that conviction. (Boyd's case is on appeal.)

"One down. Four to go," said Channon's father, Gary Christian.

He and Channon's mother, Deena have been present at all the proceedings. "We do this for Channon," said Deena. "We've been through the worst. We and the Newsoms have lost our children. We can endure anything."

This week, the trial of a second defendant, Letalvis Cobbins, is underway, but it's safe to say that the prosecution of this defendant will pass without a satellite news-link truck anywhere in sight.

I draw your attention to this case not only to mourn the murder of this young couple, but also to call attention to a despicable political double standard which includes the MSM's complicity in advancing that standard.

In 1998, three white men in Jasper, Texas, beat a black man, James Byrd, then chained him to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him three miles to his death. Not surprisingly, Byrd's murder received national media attention -- as it should.

Clearly, hate was a motivating factor in the Jasper case, but it was also a motivating factor in Knoxville, though not a "hate crime" as defined by federal law. So, why do white-on-black hate crimes invariably result in a media feeding frenzy, while black-on-white hate crimes receive nary a mention?

What about the double standard when it comes to race-hustling poverty pimps like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (who fabricated the Tawana Brawley rape hoax)? The only difference in racists such as Jackson and Sharpton and those in the KKK is that the latter are not Leftmedia celebs.

To that end, my colleague Walter Williams posited this query: "What have we heard from the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others who rushed to judgment and outrage as they condemned whites in the cases of the 'Jena 6' and Don Imus when he referred to the Rutgers ladies basketball team as 'nappy-headed ho's'? Where were the national news media and public officials? You can bet the rent money that, were the victims black and the perpetrators white, Knoxville would have been inundated with TV crews, with Jackson, Sharpton and other civil rights spokesmen and politicians from both parties condemning racism, possibly blaming it all on George Bush..."

As for the defendants in this case, Knox County has already paid in excess of $350 thousand to prosecute and defend these monsters. Based on the eyewitness account of defendant Vanessa Coleman, the question before Cobbins' jury, and those yet to be empanelled for the other defendants, is not one of guilt or innocence, but guilty of what charges.

Those found guilty will be treated to either life imprisonment, with all entitlements, or life on death row for maybe a couple decades -- all at a cost to taxpayers of more than $100 thousand per year per convict.

Deena and Gary Christian at trial

Martin Luther King, in his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail, proclaimed, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

The MSM blackout of this crime is a grave injustice.

To the families and friends of Channon and Christopher, we share your grief and will continue this vigil with you until justice is served.

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!

Mark Alexander
Publisher, PatriotPost.US

(To submit reader comments visit our Letters to the Editor page.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Way to go Jim!!!

Some of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer (CA) as she admonished a brigadier general because he addressed her as "ma'am" and not "Senator" before a Senate hearing. This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines. I wonder what he would have said if he were really angry. Long fly Alaska !!!!!

To Senator Boxer:

You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator". After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong.. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"? None? One? Two?

Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.

Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.

What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Under the democrats, some don't even have the 44 cents to buy the stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will
bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is. Lord Action (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, "Mr. Power" has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.

Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were offended by "ma'am"?

Have a fine day. Cheers!

Jim Hill

History Unfolding


David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C. , Albany , New York , and Dakar , Senegal .. He attended Harvard University , graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. in history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history, which he obtained in 1976. He served in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon, Williams College and Harvard University . Kaiser's latest book, The Road to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by Harvard University Press.


Dr. David Kaiser


History Unfolding

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "we the people," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy.. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity.. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?) We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know precisely what I am talking about) - the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth... It is potentially 1929 x ten...And we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.)

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning..

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930s In those times, the "savior" was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory. Conservative "losers" read it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did - regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by department, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course,

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and .... . .. change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the history books.

So read your history books.. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me..

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections.

David Kaiser
Jamestown , Rhode Island
United States

Can I get an AMEN

I heard this guy on the news this morning. I challenge each of you to have this level of passion about our former country. I went to a rally Saturday and in a city of 1.5 million there were only about 200 people there.

If we don't demand the government to adhere to the the US Constitution why would they?
STAND UP, BE HEARD. Sheep get slaughtered, wolves do not!

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Welfare Reform

THE JOB - URINE TEST



Like most folks in this country, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I

pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.

In order to get that paycheck in my case, I am required to pass a

random urine test (with which I have no problem). What I do have a

problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have

to pass a urine test. So, here is my Question: Shouldn't one have to

pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to

earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping

people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem

with helping someone sitting on their ass - doing drugs, while I work.

Can you imagine how much money each state would save if people had to

pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? I guess we could

title that program, 'Urine or You're Out'. Pass this along if you

agree or simply delete if you don't. Hope you all will pass it along,

though. Some thing has to change -- and soon!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Leave it to Rush to say it in plain English

Frankly I don't think anyone could have summed up the Health Scare Bill as well as Rush did today.

"Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?" -Rush


Well said Rush.

Question for the day

I was rereading the Health Scare Bill again (Yes I have no life), and thought of an interesting question. Does HR 3200 violate the 1st and 14th Amendment of the constitution? Generally the 14th Amendment of the Constitution granted the rights described in the Declaration of Independence to all citizens of the United Stated (among other things), and that would include the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

If Congress adopts a bill where the State has the authority to make decisions on the individuals right to live because they are terminally ill and would be a "waste of money" is that denying those very rights?

Any lawyers out there who could comment on this?

Bob

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I hate people that misrepresent the Truth

Tom Pauken - Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission wrote an article I read in the the Austin American Statesman (or Lakeway News) this weekend. He essentially paraphrased an article from the Economist that I also read. He claims that California was a republic like Texas was before it was a state. Although it is "arguably" factual it is a load of BS.

The California Republic, also called the Bear Flag Republic, was a government proclaimed by settlers on June 14, 1846, in Sonoma in the then-Mexican province of California. Declared during the Mexican-American War, the republic lasted less than a month.


And

Beginning in the late 18th century, the area known as Alta California was colonized by the Spanish Empire. It and the rest of Mexico became an independent republic in 1821. In 1846, California broke away from Mexico, and, after the Mexican-American War, Mexico ceded California to the United States. It became the 31st state admitted to the union on September 9, 1850


Although some people claimed independence they never received it. They were vassals of Mexico until annexed.

Texas much like the US declared independence, fought for it, and won. Had a constitution and was recognized by other countries (France to name one), as a country. The "Bear Flag Republic" was nothing more than a small area that said we are independent, but never was and ever earned it.

Please don't subscribe to fiction writers; unless for fun of course. No revisionist history here or fantasy.

Opinion Piece on Health care

This is one of the most well written and articulate reasons why this whole Health Care Reform is insane.

Cuddo's to the author:

Open Letter to President Obama:

Our daughter has hydrocephalus and this chronic and incurable condition has required 58 surgeries and numerous tests and hospitalizations through out her 22 years. I can speak to the current controversy over “health care reform” with our long experience with American health care and insurance.
I believe our current health care system, even while riddled with imperfections and purposeful corruption (mostly done by the government), is the absolute best in the world. I would not trade one second of our experience for any other alternative system here, or anywhere else on the planet. And I’d pay again every cent of the hundreds of thousands of dollars we (and our insurance company, a private company we contracted with by choice) paid to keep our daughter alive. No one ever questioned our choice to do everything possible to save our daughter. We did not have to answer to any bureaucrat why she was less valuable or viable than any other child or debate the merits or costs of countless surgeries for a condition that would certainly require more. When she needed care, she got it immediately, without applying to an office for approval. When we ran out of insurance (at surgery 37), we fought for another way and got it through a group healthcare plan for our business. Which had the advantage of giving our 15 employees health care too…there are silver linings even in the worse situations. We gave up many things for the rest of our family and our future to ensure her health care. But, really, we would do it all again.

Caring for a chronically ill loved one is expensive, complicated, and life-altering. It takes compromise, hard work, and diligence. Sickness and the dispersal of treatment are not “fair” things. Life isn’t “fair”, Mr. Obama, contrary to your rhetoric encouraging that your plan will be “fair”. “Free” health care for all is not a right or is it realistic. Sorry. Someone had to tell you. Someone will always get a little more and someone will always get a little less. I’ve seen a child die covered by the best insurance his wealthy parents could buy. I also have seen the sick child of an illegal immigrant be cured by a multi-thousand dollar (tax paid) treatment and go back to his country, 2 weeks later. Neither one of those situations is “fair”. Each health situation is unique and specific to the patient and family. Implementing an outrageously expensive, intrusive, and socialized (please don’t deny this…it is what it is and it’s plain to see) government program will not make life or health care “fair”.

But it will endanger patients that are chronically ill and in need of a life time of care. Because in your attempts to make things “fair”, the fate of those patients will be decided in a classic governmental draconian manner…rationed and regulated. Bringing healthcare under the rule of government would put my daughter and other people just like her, in great and grave danger. Our hard choices and consequences of those choices, the ones only we, her family can make, will be taken away. Where’s “fair” in that, sir?

One of the more glaring and troubling problems with health management in this country is the out-of-control malpractice industry. Yet I see no mention of tort reform in the current HC3200 bill. Ever increasing and expanding liability lawsuits have directly increased the cost of liability insurance, effecting treatments, hindering research and delaying life-saving treatments and drugs from reaching the public. My daughters’ pediatric neurosurgeon, one of the best in the country, is so burdened by his liability insurance; he has considered leaving his practice. He has to constantly practice defensive medicine to protect himself and his own family rather than follow the true intent of the Hippocratic Oath. Well, it appears that your presidential campaign was financed by an enormous sum of cash from trial lawyers. It’s not difficult to see the political implications, is it?

Really, the American people are much smarter than you give them credit for and they can see exactly that. But covering for the trial lawyers for political gain and ignoring the possibility of reform for the out-of-control liability lawsuits…I believe just that one issue justifies complete opposition to the bill and truly exposes your administration as not the way to “hope and change”. Meaningful and immediate tort reform HAS to be included in ANY health reform bill. Why do we need a total overhaul and government takeover of an entire health care system to achieve the basic and needed reform in these areas – fraud, waste, and tort reform? We probably know the answer to that question and it is this: the mission of the administration isn’t in securing “free” health care for poor people. It’s not about “reform”…it’s about “control”. Let’s call it for what it really is….”Healthcare Control”. Again, you are misjudging the American citizens’ ability to see this clearly.

Thank you, Mr. Obama, but I’ll take my chances with the current system. With all the problems (like, say, frivolous malpractice lawsuits…you may want to ask your trial lawyer buds and John Edwards about that!), it has worked just fine. We do need some reform, but NOT at the expense of choice and definitely not a reform that brings government into every aspect of health care. And lest you may think I’m blind to other families who don’t have insurance, consider this: Haven’t we, as a country managed to find ways to provide healthcare for those who couldn’t pay for it? Even for people in other countries? We have ALWAYS done that. Our compassion for those less fortunate arises from our freedom of choice. We already have invented and implemented (both in the private and government sectors) good social programs that help millions of people. And the farther they are from government intervention, the better they run. Government intervention IS the problem. But once we centralize healthcare through a government administered master plan, one that will complicate and de-sensitize our compassion and sense of charity, our freedom of choice is gone. Our compassion and morality becomes legislated and soon we just won’t care about anybody else other than ourselves. Our liberty, charity, and sense of community are lost in a bureaucratic nightmare. Charities and other entities currently connecting needy people to health care will disappear or be sucked into the government plan, rendering them ineffective. Doctors will move to other countries to practice medicine and start clinics in order to be free of government intervention. Innovative new treatments and drugs will be scrutinized and regulated so excessively that the ingenuity and free enterprise that created them will be squashed.

I am quite sure that compassion and cooperation would fade away and die under the weight of the cold bureaucracy of a government entity. Quotas, cost containment, and all the rest of the government mandates, rules, laws, etc. would effectively kill the very personal, private, and intimate interactions between patients and the entire community of health care providers.

No thank you, Mr. Obama. I’m not taking any chances with my daughters’ health. We, as a family, with the good and private direction of our healthcare team, have made good choices for her. I don’t trust you or a government bureaucrat to dictate when and if she qualifies for another surgery.

Catherine Wilkinson
Prescott, AZ

Warren Buffet finally wakes up

At first, well even to this day I have wondered why a man I considered a financial genius would back the economic plan as put forth by the Obama administration. There has never been a nation that spent its way to prosperity. Well it looks like Mr. Buffet woke from his long nap and finally has something to say that makes sense.

Politicians will not likely have the will to raise taxes or slow spending, so they may opt to quietly let inflation increase, a move that will "confiscate" wealth and allow the United States to evolve into a "banana republic economy", he said.



Warren Buffet finally wakes up

Another monent of truth from the Socialist party of America

From the liberal MSNBC Rep Wiener (d-NY) lays out the real socialist agenda of the democratic party.

By the way "overhead" includes payment to doctors, salaries of employees and such. I wonder how many unemployed insurance workers would exist if this idiotic bill gets rammed down our throats.

How many of our pension funds, IRA, 104K, and Roths will lose significant value with the demise of these companies.

Why are these issues not being addressed?

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The truth about single payer

I have been reading the last several weeks as well as seeing on the news that all these democrats are NOT looking for a single payer system. If a picture is worth a 1000 words what is this video worth?

I would say I am beginning to thing the old joke is true: How do you know a politician is lying? His lips are moving. But I think the only corollary to that is when they are talking in a press conference or in public. You get them alone and the truth comes out...........well at least sometime.

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Drudge: Democrats ready to go it alone on ObamaCare? Update: NYT link added

Well it looks like the Democrats are going to attempt to use the "nuclear" option to ram the proposed Health Care Bill down American throats whether we like it or not.

Welcome to the USASR (United States or American Socialist Republic).

At least in Venezuela the criminals kill you before the government does.

Death Care and the Commodification of Life

This is an excellent article about the logical outcome of Congress' Health Care "reform". When you turn human life into into a commodity there no value on human life other than what parts you can sell to another who is considered to have higher economic value.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Separation of Church and State

Well in reading my morning political "crap" I came across and interesting article. IT seem as though the Obama administration is going to spend significant dollars on outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. What is the purpose of this madness. Just last year the liberals wanted the 10 commandments removed from federal/state court houses. Now the great lib god is going to spend millions on activities promoting the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. What happened to the 1st Amendment?

FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE
TAGS: OEXC, OIIP, OPRC, KPAO, KIRC, KISL
SUBJECT: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY RESOURCES FOR RAMADAN 2009
1. This cable contains an action request in paragraph 30.

2. Summary. The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts' outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

This cable highlights these tools and requests Posts to report on use of IIP programs and products for Ramadan programming to Regional Bureau PD offices and IIP Geographic Office Directors. This year, Ramadan will begin on or about August 21 and will end with Eid al-Fitr celebrations on or about September 19. Ramadan and Eid dates differ among countries. Post should refer to local religious authorities to confirm dates. Please note that as IIP is moving to new office space over the next two months, some phone numbers listed in this cable will change. End Summary.

INFOCENTRAL

3. INFOCENTRAL has created a Ramadan page, which features the tools and products listed below, as well as other resources. New content will be added to the page as it becomes available. . Contact: infocentral@state.gov.

AMERICA.GOV

4. Multicultural Ramadan Feature: On August 10, America.gov will publish a "Multicultural Ramadan" feature. American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries and the feature will highlight the richness of these various cultural traditions through the lens of Ramadan and Eid. Content will include essays by young Muslims who are part of Eboo Patel's Interfaith Youth Core (IYC). Contact: Alexandra Abboud (AbboudAM@state.gov)

5. IIP/NEA-SCA will publish three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America 'brand'; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian. PUBLICATIONS
( FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE
TAGS: OEXC, OIIP, OPRC, KPAO, KIRC, KISL
SUBJECT: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY RESOURCES FOR RAMADAN 2009
1. This cable contains an action request in paragraph 30.

2. Summary. The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts' outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

This cable highlights these tools and requests Posts to report on use of IIP programs and products for Ramadan programming to Regional Bureau PD offices and IIP Geographic Office Directors. This year, Ramadan will begin on or about August 21 and will end with Eid al-Fitr celebrations on or about September 19. Ramadan and Eid dates differ among countries. Post should refer to local religious authorities to confirm dates. Please note that as IIP is moving to new office space over the next two months, some phone numbers listed in this cable will change. End Summary.

INFOCENTRAL

3. INFOCENTRAL has created a Ramadan page, which features the tools and products listed below, as well as other resources. New content will be added to the page as it becomes available. . Contact: infocentral@state.gov.

AMERICA.GOV

4. Multicultural Ramadan Feature: On August 10, America.gov will publish a "Multicultural Ramadan" feature. American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries and the feature will highlight the richness of these various cultural traditions through the lens of Ramadan and Eid. Content will include essays by young Muslims who are part of Eboo Patel's Interfaith Youth Core (IYC). Contact: Alexandra Abboud (AbboudAM@state.gov)

5. IIP/NEA-SCA will publish three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America 'brand'; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian. PUBLICATIONS
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE
TAGS: OEXC, OIIP, OPRC, KPAO, KIRC, KISL
SUBJECT: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY RESOURCES FOR RAMADAN 2009
1. This cable contains an action request in paragraph 30.

2. Summary. The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts' outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

This cable highlights these tools and requests Posts to report on use of IIP programs and products for Ramadan programming to Regional Bureau PD offices and IIP Geographic Office Directors. This year, Ramadan will begin on or about August 21 and will end with Eid al-Fitr celebrations on or about September 19. Ramadan and Eid dates differ among countries. Post should refer to local religious authorities to confirm dates. Please note that as IIP is moving to new office space over the next two months, some phone numbers listed in this cable will change. End Summary.

INFOCENTRAL

3. INFOCENTRAL has created a Ramadan page, which features the tools and products listed below, as well as other resources. New content will be added to the page as it becomes available. . Contact: infocentral@state.gov.

AMERICA.GOV

4. Multicultural Ramadan Feature: On August 10, America.gov will publish a "Multicultural Ramadan" feature. American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries and the feature will highlight the richness of these various cultural traditions through the lens of Ramadan and Eid. Content will include essays by young Muslims who are part of Eboo Patel's Interfaith Youth Core (IYC). Contact: Alexandra Abboud (AbboudAM@state.gov)

5. IIP/NEA-SCA will publish three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America 'brand'; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian. PUBLICATIONS
( FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE
TAGS: OEXC, OIIP, OPRC, KPAO, KIRC, KISL
SUBJECT: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY RESOURCES FOR RAMADAN 2009
1. This cable contains an action request in paragraph 30.

2. Summary. The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts' outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

This cable highlights these tools and requests Posts to report on use of IIP programs and products for Ramadan programming to Regional Bureau PD offices and IIP Geographic Office Directors. This year, Ramadan will begin on or about August 21 and will end with Eid al-Fitr celebrations on or about September 19. Ramadan and Eid dates differ among countries. Post should refer to local religious authorities to confirm dates. Please note that as IIP is moving to new office space over the next two months, some phone numbers listed in this cable will change. End Summary.

INFOCENTRAL

3. INFOCENTRAL has created a Ramadan page, which features the tools and products listed below, as well as other resources. New content will be added to the page as it becomes available. . Contact: infocentral@state.gov.

AMERICA.GOV

4. Multicultural Ramadan Feature: On August 10, America.gov will publish a "Multicultural Ramadan" feature. American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries and the feature will highlight the richness of these various cultural traditions through the lens of Ramadan and Eid. Content will include essays by young Muslims who are part of Eboo Patel's Interfaith Youth Core (IYC). Contact: Alexandra Abboud (AbboudAM@state.gov)

5. IIP/NEA-SCA will publish three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America 'brand'; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian. PUBLICATIONS

Monday, August 17, 2009

Letter fowrawrded my mom

Who knows if this is real or a hoax? Have not checked nor do I have time. I have VA crap to do today. If its not "real" I would plagiarize it and send it myself.

IF THIS TEACHER HAS THE BALLS TO SEND THIS, WE SHOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO FORWARD IT. SHE WILL PROBABLY LOSE HER JOB. DO WE AMERICANS HAVE THE NERVE TO STAND BEHIND HER, IF WE AGREE, OR DO WE JUST LET HER AND OTHERS LIKE HER CARRY OUR LOAD? INTERESTING
QUESTION. Wow Again... This 4th grade teacher has said it all, and she was brave enough to attach her name to it April 17, 2009


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington ,DC 20500


Mr. Obama:
I have had it with you
and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United
States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the
Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States.. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United
States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their
status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe?
Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not
understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of
Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on
Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least
until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You didn't show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You cant find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because
you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey ... You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect
than the people who saved the German people from themselves.

What's the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your
administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.. You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic,
the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer.. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't! Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now? I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are
doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

P.S. I rarely ask that emails be 'passed around'..............PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR EMAIL LIST......it's past time for all Americans to wake up!

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy . C
Hillsboro , MO 63050
(636) 944-3291 Phone (636) 944-3870 Fax

Friday, August 14, 2009

Well so much for Obama not killing granny.

Well so much for Obama not killing granny. Read the whole article from Ace.


From the NYT's own interview with Obama:

THE PRESIDENT: So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right?

I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.

LEONHARDT: So how do you — how do we deal with it?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that’s part of what I suspect you’ll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.

This is GREAT!

I am tempted to drive to Missouri and get a car.

CNN American Morning: Missouri Car Dealership Gives Away an AK47 with Each Truck Purchase!

How is this guy and why is he not running for office?

An Angry American

545 PEOPLE
By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it.......... Is up to you.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More info on the Obama Snitch-gate

Apparently B. Hussein Obama is using a 2nd federal agency to collect not only IP addresses, but also your phone number, physical address, internet usage, speed and how much you pay personally from your internet service provider. What on earth could be a benevolent use of this?

John Cornyn Takes on Obama’s flag@whitehouse.gov Program, But Wait! There’s More with the NTIA

Australian Senate defeats cap and trade legislation

We should take note that at least some developed countries are smart enough to kill this concept that flies in the face of economic reality.


Australian Senate defeats cap and trade legislation

Shelia Jackson Lee

Granted this woman is a complete idiot, but I did not believe she was this disrespectful. How dare she take a call in the middle of a town hall meeting.


Video Here
Obama said,

"But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."

--Well just who is he talking about. Last I checked it was the Democrats that created this problem with Medicare/Medicaid.

Just A quick Thursday morning thread.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Heath Care bill summarized by section


My bro Jim took the time to read the health care bill and give a short synopsis of the section contained therein. Thanks Jim!!!

For those who haven’t had the opportunity to find out what insidious government intrusions and takeovers are included in this bill, which the current resident of the White House is promoting, it will simply amaze you.
As a reminder of how atrocious this piece of legislation is, first the official chart of the House plan.

Reference:
Pg 16: SEC. 102. PROTECTING THE CHOICE TO KEEP CURRENT COVERAGE. lines 3-26 of the HC Bill – OUTLAWS PRIVATE INSURANCE by forbidding enrollment after HR 3022 is passed into law.

Pg 21-22: SEC. 113. INSURANCE RATING RULES of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 29: SEC. 122. ESSENTIAL BENEFITS PACKAGE DEFINED: lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 30: SEC. 123. HEALTH BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Pg 42: SEC. 142. DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF COMMISSIONER of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

PG 50-51: SEC. 152. PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH CARE in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, ILLEGAL or otherwise.

Pg 58: SEC. 163. ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION HC Bill – Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Pg 59: SEC. 163. ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATIONHC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have DIRECT access to your BANK ACCOUNTS for electronic funds transfer. This means the government can go in and take your money right out of your bank account.

PG 65: SEC. 164. REINSURANCE PROGRAM FOR RETIREES is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions and community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 72: SEC. 201. ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE; OUTLINE OF DUTIES; DEFINITIONS Lines 8-14 Government is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control.

PG 84: SEC. 203. BENEFITS PACKAGE LEVELS HC Bill – Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85: SEC. 203. BENEFITS PACKAGE LEVELS Line 7 HC Bill – SPECIFICATION OF BENEFIT LEVELS FOR PLANS = The Government will ration your Healthcare!

PG 91: SEC. 204. CONTRACTS FOR THE OFFERING OF EXCHANGE-PARTICIPATING HEALTH BENEFITS PLANS Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation for illegal aliens!

Pg 95: SEC. 205. OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT OF EXCHANGE-ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS IN EXCHANGE-PARTICIPATING HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Government will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Government HC plan.

PG 102: SEC. 205. OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT OF EXCHANGE-ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS IN EXCHANGE-PARTICIPATING HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice!

pg 124: SEC. 223. PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES lines 24-25 HC No company can sue the GOVERNMENT on price fixing! No “judicial review” against Government Monopoly!!

pg 127: SEC. 225. PROVIDER PARTICIPATION Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ AMA – The Government will tell YOU what you can make.

Pg 145: SEC. 312. EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS EMPLOYEE AND DEPENDENT COVERAGE Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!!

Pg 146: SEC. 312. EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS EMPLOYEE AND DEPENDENT COVERAGE Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay 4 HC 4 part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149: SEC. 313. EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGE Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with payroll of $400k and above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

pg 150: SEC. 313. EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGE Lines 9-13 Business’s with payroll between $251k – $400k who doesn’t provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Pg 167: SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to Government will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Pg 170: SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195: HC Bill – SEC. 421. CREDIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYEE HEALTH COVERAGE EXPENSES Officers and employees of HC Administration (GOVERNMENT) will have access to ALL Americans financial and personal records!

PG 203: SEC. 441. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that!

Pg 239: SEC. 1121. SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE REFORM Line 14-24 HC Bill Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.

Pg 241: SEC. 1121. SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE REFORM Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.

PG 253: SEC. 1122. MISVALUED CODES UNDER THE PHYSICIAN FEE
SCHEDULE Line 10-18 Government sets value of Doctor’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally value of humans.

PG 265: SEC. 1131. INCORPORATING PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS INTO MARKET BASKET UPDATES THAT DO NOT ALREADY INCORPORATE SUCH IMPROVEMENTS. Government mandates and controls productivity for private HC industries.

PG 268: SEC. 1141. RENTAL AND PURCHASE OF POWER-DRIVEN WHEELCHAIRS. Federal Government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272: SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280: SEC. 1151. REDUCING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS The Government will penalize hospitals for what Government deems preventable readmissions.

Pg 298: SEC. 1151. REDUCING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS Lines 9-11 Doctors! Treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission? Government will penalize you.

Pg 317: SEC. 1156. LIMITATION ON MEDICARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PHYSICIAN REFERRALS MADE TO HOSPITALS Lines 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership and investment! Government tells Doctors what and how much they can own!

Pg 317-318: SEC. 1156. LIMITATION ON MEDICARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PHYSICIAN REFERRALS MADE TO HOSPITALS lines 21-25, 1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion – Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand!

pg 321: SEC. 1156. LIMITATION ON MEDICARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PHYSICIAN REFERRALS MADE TO HOSPITALS Lines 2-13 Hospitals have option to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg 335: SEC. 1162. QUALITY BONUS PAYMENTS Lines 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing

Pg 341: SEC. 1162. QUALITY BONUS PAYMENTS Lines 3-9 Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.

Pg 354: SEC. 1177. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS TO RESTRICT ENROLLMENT – Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! OMG! My sister has Downs Syndrome!!!

Pg 379: SEC. 1191. TELEHEALTH EXPANSION AND ENHANCEMENTS Government creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee Can you say HC by phone?

PG 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 4-12 Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life

Pg 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 17-19 Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

PG 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death!

PG 427: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 15-24 Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends!

Pg 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 1-9 An “advance care planning consultant” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

PG 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 10-12 “advance care consultation” may include an ORDER 4 end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV

Pg 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 13-25 – The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 11-15 The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

Pg 469: SEC. 1302. MEDICAL HOME PILOT PROGRAM Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472: SEC. 1302. MEDICAL HOME PILOT PROGRAM Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489: SEC. 1308. COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SERVICES The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage

Pg 494-498: SEC. 1308. COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SERVICES Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

Here is what it looks like from a functional administrative view:

Cap and Trade

I am approaching the end of the 1429 page Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap and Trade, or Cap and Tax) and ran across the portion below. Now I will be totally honest this is not the most frightening part, but I found this to be quite infuriating. Essentially this section describes how, since this bill is going to be a MASSIVE increase in energy costs to consumers, they are going to take from the haves and pay the utility bills of the "have nots". Yes you read that right. Of course there won't be ANY NEW TAXES on people earning less than $250k a year. RIGHT..wink wink.

‘SEC. 2201. ENERGY REFUND PROGRAM.

‘(a) In General- The Secretary shall formulate and administer the program provided for in this section, which shall be known as the ‘Energy Refund Program’, and under which eligible low-income households are provided cash payments to reimburse the households for the estimated loss in their purchasing power resulting from the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(b) Entitlement of Eligible Households to Cash Payments- At the request of the State agency of a State, each eligible low-income household in the State shall be entitled to receive monthly cash payments under this section in an amount equal to the monthly energy refund amount determined under subsection (d).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(c) Eligibility-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(1) ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS- A household shall be considered to be an eligible low-income household for purposes of this section if--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(A) the gross income of the household does not exceed the greater of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(i) 150 percent of the poverty line; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(ii) the greatest amount of household gross income in respect of which a benefit could be payable under subsection (d)(2)(B);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(B) the State agency of the State in which the household is located determines that the household is participating in--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(i) the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program authorized by the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(ii) the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations authorized by section 4(b) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 2013(b)); orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink

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‘(i) receives the subsidy described in section 1860D-14 of this Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-114); orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink

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‘(4) NATIONAL STANDARDS- The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Agriculture and establish uniform national standards of eligibility ensuring that States may seamlessly co-administer the energy refund program with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in accordance with the provisions of this section. No State agency shall impose any other standard or requirement as a condition of eligibility or refund receipt under the program. Assistance in the Energy Refund Program shall be furnished promptly to all eligible households who make application for such participation or are already enrolled in any program referred to in paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

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‘(1) ESTIMATED ANNUAL TOTAL LOSS IN PURCHASING POWER- Not later than August 31 of each fiscal year, the Energy Information Administration shall estimate the annual total loss in purchasing power that will result from American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 in the next fiscal year for households of each size with gross income equal to 150 percent of the poverty line, based on the projected total market value of all compliance costs (including, but not limited to, the emissions allowances used to demonstrate compliance with title VII of the Clean Air Act in the next fiscal year, and excluding costs that are not projected to be incurred by households as a result of allowances freely allocated and intended for residential consumer assistance pursuant to sections 783 through 785 of the Clean Air Act), in a way generally recognized as suitable by experts.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

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‘(ii) 20 percent of the amount by which the gross income of the household exceeds 150 percent of the poverty line.

Listing of Health Care Town Hall Meetings in Texas

I will keep this updated as I get more information

Texas


Recess Rally Say Not To Socialized Health Care – San Antonio, Texas – Saturday, August 22, 2009
Noon
Ciro Rodriguez Office
1313 SE Military
or 6363 DeZavala Rd. Sutie 105

Charlie Gonzalez will be speaking at the Congressional Series Luncheon at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX, 78205, Ballrooms G, H, and I, on Wednesday, August 12 from 11:30-1:00pm. They expect a full capacity crowd- had to move to a larger venue. Sponsored by the SA Chamber of Commerce. $55 for a prospective member, $5,000 for a Gold Sponsorship. Special events at 229-2119.

Rep. Joe Barton

• 08/17 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM: Town Hall - Community Center, 141 North Pearl Street, Marquez, TX, 77865

• 08/17 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM: Town Hall - Lovelady Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 150 South Read Street, Lovelady, TX, 75851

• 08/19 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM: Town Hall - Mansfield City Hall Council Chamber, 1200 East Broad Street, Mansfield, TX, 76063

• 08/19 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM: Town Hall - Kennedale City Hall Council Chambers, 405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX, 76060

• 08/20 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM: Town Hall - Arlington City Hall Council Chambers, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX, 76004

• 08/27 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM: Town Hall - Wortham Presbyterian Church, 201 South 3rd Street, Wortham, TX, 76693


Rep. Michael Burgess

• 08/08 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Town Hall - Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX, 76201

• 08/08 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM: Town Hall - North Central Texas College Administration Building, Little Theater, 1525 California Street, Gainesville, TX, 76240


Rep. Ted Poe

• 08/05 06:00 PM: Town Hall - American Legion Hall , 14890 Fm 2100 Road, Crosby, TX, 77532

ACORN

There is an interesting article on ACORN you know the people who may be doing the census for 2010. I love to see the gerrymandering that occurs from this group. NOT!!

ACORN Is A Bad Seed

Hat tip: Kari

Are we ready to allow this?

If you don't believe this, then google Betsy McCaughey and find her article in the Wall Street Journal. I'm about ready to march on Washington . How about you?

Are we ready to allow this?

Betsy McCaughey (pronounced McCoy) who is the former Lt. Gov. of New York and is devoting her life right now to telling the truth about Obama and his health-care bill. I went to the site and listened to the audio from his show with Betsy and she had read page 425 and 426 of the bill and (sit down) it states that all Social Security recipients will be required to report for counseling every 5 years where they will be encouraged to learn about and consider for themselves assisted suicide, refusal of advanced care, refusal of
nutrition, encouragement of hospice care only with certain conditions and on and on. If a person is identified to have a serious illness such as cancer, heart disease and so on, then they will have to report every year for counseling about how to end their lives the quickest and cheapest way. Also, Social Security members and seriously ill folks will be forbidden to pay more out of their own pockets for extra treatments.

I copied all this down and wrote down the web address as http://tinyurl.com/mcmq6h

Also look at www.Defendyourhealthcare.com for more info. I am not dreaming this, this was on national radio yesterday.

Please spread the word. I just called Senator Hutchison's office and talked to the person there and asked her if they were aware of this and they said yes, they knew about it and people were calling all day

Monday, August 10, 2009

Obama's Gestapo and citizen police

This is my fist official post on a topic of concern. As you may or may not know that the white house issued a statement on a blog that essentially asks their "operatives" (read your neighbor maybe) to report any "fishy" information to 'flag@whitehouse.gov'." Well now ain't that sweet? Where is Gladys Cravits when you need here (for you youngsters that was the nosy neighbor on Bewitched).

“The White House is now urging we, the people to turn against one another and report spreading what they deem to be "disinformation" pertaining to the health care debate. From the White House's own website, here is their tyrannical decree:

• "There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov." http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/

There was once a Republican called Nixon who gathered information on private citizens and resulted in the Privacy Act of 1974 (rightly so). It is codified in 5 USC 552(a), and bars government agencies from doing this kind of stuff. Guess Obama and crew never read the Privacy Act of 1974 while dreaming up this, not that a Statist ever cared for any law not created by them. Not to call anyone a Nazi but this SAME tactic (sans the web) was used by Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Che, and Castro just to name a few.

Now that I have your attention you can either report me to our new secret police or do something about it.

Ironically Obama is currently trying to get his civilian “corps” going as well. H.R.1388 – The GIVE ACT. This act is what he was speaking about during his campaign where he indicated to “secure” our nation we need a civilian corps that is as big, powerful, and well funded as our military.

Do I get this right?

Step one: Get neighbors to report “dissent.”

Step 2: Have a civilian force to counter act that?

Is this The United State or Venezuela?

Welcome

Hi and welcome to The Texan Patriot.

I created this site on 8-10-2009, because I think I am much like you. I have sat and watched our government lowly but steadily, restrict, remove and change our basic liberties as defined by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We read, we stay informed, be stay complacent. We are the middle class. We are educated, have busy lives, jobs, kids, pets, and homes. We are many colors, many religions, many political affiliations, but we all share one thing in common. Our government has abandoned us to pursue its own interest. If we remain complacent, compliant, and detached we will lose our liberty and our republic will die for all intensive purposes.

I love my country. I refuse to sit back and watch people many of whom I voted for take my money, from my labor and use these resources to destroy the very things I love. I would like to have my child grow up in a country where life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are things an individual can achieve rather than have these rights bestowed by our government on who they deem worthy. I would prefer for our children not be burdened with TRILLIONS of dollars of debt that we as a country cannot repay for generation.

We can't afford to wait. Its time to to get off your duff and get involved. I will post here news that I believe is relevant. Feel free to comment (agree or disagree). We will not tolerate racist comments here, and lets keep discourse civil.

We are Texans. Remember the Alamo. We fought for independence once with the gun, now lets do it with our voice, our time, and our votes. We can.......we MUST bring about reform to our government bringing back into sync the roles and limits dictated by the US Constitution.