Sunday, August 16, 2009

What the healthcare bill really says

The Health Care Bill: What HR 3200, ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,” Says

John David Lewis

August 6, 2009

What does the bill, HR 3200, short-titled ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,” actually say about major health care issues? I here pose a few questions in no particular order, citing relevant passages and offering a brief evaluation after each set of passages.

This bill is 1017 pages long. It is knee-deep in legalese and references to other federal regulations and laws. I have only touched pieces of the bill here. For instance, I have not considered the establishment of (1) “Health Choices Commissio0ner” (Section 141); (2) a “Health Insurance Exchange,” (Section 201), basically a government run insurance scheme to coordinate all insurance activity; (3) a Public Health Insurance Option (Section 221); and similar provisions.

This is the evaluation of someone who is neither a physician nor a legal professional. I am citizen, concerned about this bill’s effects on my freedom as an American. I would rather have used my time in other ways—but this is too important to ignore.

We may answer one question up front: How will the government will pay for all this? Higher taxes, more borrowing, printing money, cutting payments, or rationing services—there are no other options. We will all pay for this, enrolled in the government “option” or not.

(All bold type within the text of the bill is added for emphasis.)


This is what the bill says, pages 284-288, SEC. 1151. REDUCING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS:

‘(ii) EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN READMISSIONS.—For purposes of clause (i), with respect to a hospital, excess readmissions shall not include readmissions for an applicable condition for which there are fewer than a minimum number (as determined by the Secretary) of discharges for such applicable condition for the applicable period and such hospital.

and, under “Definitions”:

‘‘(A) APPLICABLE CONDITION.—The term ‘applicable condition’ means, subject to subparagraph (B), a condition or procedure selected by the Secretary . . .


‘‘(E) READMISSION.—The term ‘readmission’ means, in the case of an individual who is discharged from an applicable hospital, the admission of the individual to the same or another applicable hospital within a time period specified by the Secretary from the date of such discharge.


‘‘(6) LIMITATIONS ON REVIEW.—There shall be no administrative or judicial review under section 1869, section 1878, or otherwise of— . . .

‘‘(C) the measures of readmissions . . .


1. This section amends the Social Security Act

2. The government has the power to determine what constitutes an “applicable [medical] condition.”

3. The government has the power to determine who is allowed readmission into a hospital.

4. This determination will be made by statistics: when enough people have been discharged for the same condition, an individual may be readmitted.

5. This is government rationing, pure, simple, and straight up.

6. There can be no judicial review of decisions made here. The Secretary is above the courts.

7. The plan also allows the government to prohibit hospitals from expanding without federal permission: page 317-318.

2. Will the plan punish Americans who try to opt out?

What the bill says, pages 167-168, section 401, TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE:

‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—

(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year, over

(2) the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer. . . .”


1. This section amends the Internal Revenue Code.

2. Anyone caught without acceptable coverage and not in the government plan will pay a special tax.

3. The IRS will be a major enforcement mechanism for the plan.

3. what constitutes “acceptable” coverage?

Here is what the bill says, pages 26-30, SEC. 122, ESSENTIAL BENEFITS PACKAGE DEFINED:

(a) IN GENERAL.—In this division, the term ‘‘essential benefits package’’ means health benefits coverage, consistent with standards adopted under section 124 to ensure the provision of quality health care and financial security . . .

(b) MINIMUM SERVICES TO BE COVERED.—The items and services described in this subsection are the following:

(1) Hospitalization.

(2) Outpatient hospital and outpatient clinic services . . .

(3) Professional services of physicians and other health professionals.

(4) Such services, equipment, and supplies incident to the services of a physician’s or a health professional’s delivery of care . . .

(5) Prescription drugs.

(6) Rehabilitative and habilitative services.

(7) Mental health and substance use disorder services.

(8) Preventive services . . .

(9) Maternity care.

(10) Well baby and well child care . . .



(A) IN GENERAL.—The cost-sharing under the essential benefits package shall be designed to provide a level of coverage that is designed to provide benefits that are actuarially equivalent to approximately 70 percent of the full actuarial value of the benefits provided under the reference benefits package described in subparagraph (B).


1. The bill defines “acceptable coverage” and leaves no room for choice in this regard.

2. By setting a minimum 70% actuarial value of benefits, the bill makes health plans in which individuals pay for routine services, but carry insurance only for catastrophic events, (such as Health Savings Accounts) illegal.

4. Will the PLAN destroy private health insurance?

Here is what it requires, for businesses with payrolls greater than $400,000 per year. (The bill uses “contribution” to refer to mandatory payments to the government plan.) Pages 149-150, SEC. 313, EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIEU OF COVERAGE

(a) IN GENERAL.—A contribution is made in accordance with this section with respect to an employee if such contribution is equal to an amount equal to 8 percent of the average wages paid by the employer during the period of enrollment (determined by taking into account all employees of the employer and in such manner as the Commissioner provides, including rules providing for the appropriate aggregation of related employers). Any such contribution—

(1) shall be paid to the Health Choices Commissioner for deposit into the Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund, and

(2) shall not be applied against the premium of the employee under the Exchange-participating health benefits plan in which the employee is enrolled.

(The bill then includes a sliding scale of payments for business with less than $400,000 in annual payroll.)

The Bill also reserves, for the government, the power to determine an acceptable benefits plan: page 24, SEC. 115. ENSURING ADEQUACY OF PROVIDER NETWORKS.

5 (a) IN GENERAL.—A qualified health benefits plan that uses a provider network for items and services shall meet such standards respecting provider networks as the Commissioner may establish to assure the adequacy of such networks in ensuring enrollee access to such items and services and transparency in the cost-sharing differentials between in-network coverage and out-of-network coverage.


1. The bill does not prohibit a person from buying private insurance.

2. Small businesses—with say 8-10 employees—will either have to provide insurance to federal standards, or pay an 8% payroll tax. Business costs for health care are higher than this, especially considering administrative costs. Any competitive business that tries to stay with a private plan will face a payroll disadvantage against competitors who go with the government “option.”

3. The pressure for business owners to terminate the private plans will be enormous.

4. With employers ending plans, millions of Americans will lose their private coverage, and fewer companies will offer it.

5. The Commissioner (meaning, always, the bureaucrats) will determine whether a particular network of physicians, hospitals and insurance is acceptable.

6. With private insurance starved, many people enrolled in the government “option” will have no place else to go.

5. Does the plan TAX successful Americans more THAN OTHERS?

Here is what the bill says, pages 197-198, SEC. 441. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS


‘‘(a) GENERAL RULE.—In the case of a taxpayer other than a corporation, there is hereby imposed (in addition to any other tax imposed by this subtitle) a tax equal to—

‘‘(1) 1 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds $350,000 but does not exceed $500,000,

‘‘(2) 1.5 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed $1,000,000, and

‘‘(3) 5.4 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds $1,000,000.


1. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code.

2. Tax surcharges are levied on those with the highest incomes.

3. The plan manipulates the tax code to redistribute their wealth.

4. Successful business owners will bear the highest cost of this plan.


What it says, page 124, Sec. 223, PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES:

(d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subtitle shall be construed as limiting the Secretary’s authority to correct for payments that are excessive or deficient, taking into account the provisions of section 221(a) and the amounts paid for similar health care providers and services under other Exchange-participating health benefits plans.

(e) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subtitle shall be construed as affecting the authority of the Secretary to establish payment rates, including payments to provide for the more efficient delivery of services, such as the initiatives provided for under section 224.


The government’s authority to set payments is basically unlimited.
The official will decide what constitutes “excessive,” “deficient,” and “efficient” payments and services.

7. Will THE PLAN increase the power of government officials to SCRUTINIZE our private affairs?


‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, upon written request from the Health Choices Commissioner or the head of a State-based health insurance exchange approved for operation under section 208 of the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, shall disclose to officers and employees of the Health Choices Administration or such State-based health insurance exchange, as the case may be, return information of any taxpayer whose income is relevant in determining any affordability credit described in subtitle C of title II of the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. Such return information shall be limited to—

‘‘(i) taxpayer identity information with respect to such taxpayer,

‘‘(ii) the filing status of such taxpayer,

‘‘(iii) the modified adjusted gross income of such taxpayer (as defined in section 59B(e)(5)),

‘‘(iv) the number of dependents of the taxpayer,

‘‘(v) such other information as is prescribed by the Secretary by regulation as might indicate whether the taxpayer is eligible for such affordability credits (and the amount thereof), and

‘‘(vi) the taxable year with respect to which the preceding information relates or, if applicable, the fact that such information is not available.


(3) PROVISION OF INFORMATION.—The employer provides the Health Choices Commissioner, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of the Treasury, as applicable, with such information as the Commissioner may require to ascertain compliance with the requirements of this section.


1. This section amends the Internal Revenue Code

2. The bill opens up income tax return information to federal officials.

3. Any stated “limits” to such information are circumvented by item (v), which allows federal officials to decide what information is needed.

4. Employers are required to report whatever information the government says it needs to enforce the plan.

8. 8. Does the plan automatically enroll Americans in the GOVERNMENT plan?

What it says, page 102, Section 205, Outreach and enrollment of Exchange-eligible individuals and employers in Exchange-participating health benefits plan:

(3) AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT OF MEDICAID ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS INTO MEDICAID.—The Commissioner shall provide for a process under which an individual who is described in section 202(d)(3) and has not elected to enroll in an Exchange-participating health benefits plan is automatically enrolled under Medicaid.

And, page 145, section 312:

(4) AUTOENROLLMENT OF EMPLOYEES.—The employer provides for autoenrollment of the employee in accordance with subsection (c).


1. Do nothing and you are in.

2. Employers are responsible for automatically enrolling people who still work.

9. 9. Does THE PLAN exempt federal OFFICIALS from COURT REVIEW?

What it says, page 124, Section 223, PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES:

(f) LIMITATIONS ON REVIEW.—There shall be no administrative or judicial review of a payment rate or methodology established under this section or under section 224.


‘‘(C) LIMITATION ON REVIEW.—There shall be no administrative or judicial review under section 1869, 1878, or otherwise, respecting—

‘‘(i) the identification of a county or other area under subparagraph (A); or

‘‘(ii) the assignment of a postal ZIP Code to a county or other area under subparagraph (B).


1. Sec. 1123 amends the Social Security Act, to allow the Secretary to identify areas of the country that underutilize the government’s plan “based on per capita spending.”

2. Parts of the plan are set above the review of the courts.

And how true today it still is

Just listen, Reagan had it right as usual...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Our kitten. What a cat.

Hillary apologizes for America's role in "Blowhards Smarming"

Once again, the blame America first crowd is out doing it again.

Sec. Clinton visits India, urges help vs. terror
By ROBERT BURNS (AP) – 16 hours ago

MUMBAI, India — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton opened a three-day visit to India on Saturday by urging India not to repeat American mistakes in contributing to global pollution, and she passionately defended U.S. demands for help in fighting terrorism.

"We acknowledge now with President Obama that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we along with other developed countries have contributed most significantly to the problem that we face with climate change," she said. "We are hoping a great country like India will not make the same mistakes."

She was referring to Obama's statement in Italy earlier this month that the U.S. had "sometimes fallen short" of its responsibilities in controlling its carbon emissions.

Speaking at a news conference on the pool side patio of the Taj Mahal Palace & Hotel, which was strewn with bodies after terrorists attacked this coastal city last November, she cast India and the United States as allies in the fight against terrorism.

"Yesterday's bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia, provide a painful reminder that the threat of such violent extremism is still very real. It is global. It is ruthless. It is nihilistic and it must be stopped," she said.

"We have a great sense of solidarity and sympathy, having gone through what we did on 9/11," she added.

Her voice rising, Clinton insisted that the U.S. demand for international action against terrorist should not be taken lightly.

"We know how important (it is). We are fighting wars to end the threat of terrorism against us, our friends and allies around the world." She said India can choose its own way of contributing but must be part of a broader effort to defeat the threat.

"We expect everyone" who shares the U.S. goal of a more stable world "to take strong action to prevent terrorism from taking root on their soil and making sure that terrorists are not trained and deployed" from their territory to carry out attacks elsewhere, she added.

Earlier, Clinton attended a ceremony commemorating the Mumbai attack, which killed 166 and raised tensions between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan. At the event were five staffers from the Oberoi Hotel and 10 from the Taj, including general manager Karambir Kang, who lost his wife and two children during the three-day siege.

The event was closed to reporters.

In a memorial book she wrote: "Americans share a solidarity with this city and nation. Both our people have experienced the senseless and searing effects of violent extremism. And both can be grateful and proud of the heroism of brave men and women whose courage saved lives and prevented greater harm on 26/11 and 9/11. Now it is up to all nations and people who seek peace and progress to work together. Let us rid the world of hatred and extremism that produces such nihilistic violence."

She also met with 11 Indian business leaders, including Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, the largest privately held company in India.

Echoing remarks made by Ambani at the meeting, Clinton said that India should leapfrog the developed world to come up with its own innovative way to encourage environmentally friendly growth.

"Just as India went from a few years ago having very few mobile phones to now having more than 500 million mostly cell phones by leapfrogging over the infrastructure we built for telephone service, we believe India is innovative and entrepreneurial enough to figure out how to deal with climate change while continuing to lift people out of poverty and develop at a rapid rate," she said.

Seeking to assuage Indian concerns that the U.S. pressured India into making concessions to Pakistan despite that nation's failure to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack, Clinton emphasized that the U.S. respects India's sovereign right to make its own decisions.

"Discussion between India and Pakistan is between India and Pakistan," she said.

The visit marked a return to the world stage for Clinton, who has been slowed since mid-June by an arm injury that forced her to cancel plans to attend international meetings in Italy and Greece last month and to accompany President Barack Obama on his visit to Russia earlier this month.

Clinton is scheduled to hold talks Sunday and Monday in New Delhi with Indian government officials on a wide range of issues, including nuclear nonproliferation, strengthening trade ties and combatting climate change. She is to attend talks in Thailand later in the week with representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Associated Press writer Erika Kinetz in Mumbai contributed to this report

A very moving tribute to a fallen soldier

I got this from Shari, my good good friend. She sent me the link. I found this to be very touching and watched the whole thing with tears in my eyes just seeing all the people who came out to honor this hero. Watch the whole thing and it will move you too. This is one thing you will never see from the left, honoring a fallen soldier.

John C. Beale, age 39, husband, father, and member of the Georgia National Guard was killed in Afghanistan on June 4th, 2009. He was a Staff Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He is survived by his wife and by a 12-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter.

His friends and neighbors in Georgia turned out to honor him when he returned. His coffin arrived at the airport in Peachtree City, Georgia on Thursday, June 11 and was taken by motorcade to a funeral home in his hometown of McDonough. Word had traveled rapidly through the Georgia communities and they turned out in large numbers to line the route of the motorcade to honor a fallen soldier.

Traveling in the motorcade was state Rep. Steve Davis, who put together this video of the crowds that lined the route. There is something very significant in seeing the outpouring of support and respect here.

You can join in honoring this serviceman’s sacrifice by watching the video. It runs 12 and a half minutes.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The passing of a liberal Icon

It was sad to hear that Walter Cronkite died yesterday. I remember him from my childhood and my early days in TV. While professing to be "politically neutral", it was only obvious that Cronkite was a decided liberal, as most so-called journalists are. I remember being a kid when he was on the air as Apollo 11 landed and him covering the Vietnam war. After the Tet offensive, he said the best we could hope for "is a negotiated and honorable peace." Just as any true liberal does, he got scared at the prospect that the NVA were actually attacking Saigon, although, even General Giap said later, the Tet offensive was a failure. His reporting was always skewed toward the left (as usual) and if anything, he mis-led the viewing American public that the US had somehow lost the war, which we lost in part due to his reporting. We did not lose militarily, though war is always a means to an end. The North Vietnamese said that if Nixon had kept bombing Hanoi in Linebacker 2, they would have probably sued for peace as their country was being hammered.

I am sure people are remembering Cronkite fondly, probably because he was on the air for so long, his coverage of the assasination of JFK, the moon landing, Vietnam and Watergate, but for me, as I got older and wiser and started really learning about "TV news", I realized how skewered left it was and still is. Back then we had 3 networks, so opposing viewpoints were hard to come by and people always think if it's on the news, it must be true. It's only after the rise of Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox News and other such "right wing" sources, do we see that the MSM is left-biased and always has been. And any reporter that says he is objective must be viewed with suspicion as you can never leave your bias totally out of the story. All reporters are subjective since they are interpreting the news through their eyes. Cronkite set an example for generations to come as far as "TV Journalism" is concerned, with many people modeling their style on his. But Cronkite didn't have a competing news organization to balance his "storytelling". There was no Fox news and most of the stories CBS or any network news org did at that time, and still do, come from what they read in the NY Times or the Washington post. It was the Washington post that broke open Watergate, Cronkite just followed the lead. What would have happened with the Vietnam war if there was a "fair and balanced" network offering a different viewpoint. Again, we didn't lose the war militarily, we lost politically. And what people forgot is that it was a democrat that got us into that war, was a democrat that kept us in that war and it took a republican to get us out.

Still many people remember him fondly and I do to an extent. But I think it should be noted that "Uncle Walter" was not the objective reporter he appeared to be. All one has to do is go back and really look at his work.

The White Rodney King

This comes from the Hon. James David Manning. He's talking about the coming revolution that will happen due to Comrade Obama's policies. Whether or not it happens as he says, I do believe that people are getting tired of what Obama is doing. He is trying to turn this country into a socialist nation and I think Mr. Manning has hit it on the head.

Friday, July 17, 2009

ISN'T IT A SHAME THAT A TRUE HERO IS ALL BUT FORGOTTEN BY OUR MEDIA, BECAUSE THEY ARE totally obsessed with the death of Michael Jackson, who never did anything heroic in his life.!!

Ed Freeman

You're an 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8-1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in.

You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is half way around the world-12,000 miles away-and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.

Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn't seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you. He's not Medi- Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

He's coming anyway. And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the doctors and nurses.

And, he kept coming back.13 more times.and took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at the age of 80, in Boise, ID. May God rest his soul....and so did Michael Jackson.......

Medal of Honor Winner
Ed Freeman!
Since the media didn't give him the coverage he deserves, send this to every red-blooded American you know.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sign the petition to stop military cuts

To sign the petition, go here

Send in the clowns

The 10 commandments according to Comrade Obama

I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.) SOURCE

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore. SOURCE

III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain. Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama. SOURCE

IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy. SOURCE

V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money. SOURCE

VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby. SOURCE

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are a conservative or Republican. liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed. SOURCE

VIII. Thou shalt not steal, unless you've been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those do not have the motivation to better their own lives. SOURCE

IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against any group unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian. SOURCE

X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet. SOURCE

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Breakdown of the democrats national healthcare plan

I just got this. You are not going to believe this, well you might if you are a Comrade Obama suckup. It's the democratic graphic of how they plan to do nationalized healthcare. Talk about a monstrosity. This thing needs to be defeated NOW! They are going to screw us even more with this thing than we already are by the socialists aka the liberals democrats. Click on the graphic to see it larger, it's a screen grab of the original.

To see the PDF, which is better quality, see here

Just a funny clip

One of my favorite shows on TV right now is "American Dad". The mis-adventures of CIA agent Stan Smith and his weird family. The show is obviously skewed left, but it's funny anyway. This clip is funny because of what Steve says. This show was about how Stan was trying to teach Steve about sex and told him that in order to not think "impure thoughts" (i.e., masturbate), Steve should develop a hobby. Well, one of Stan's hobbies is wood burning and when Stan got Steve to try and do a wood burning, well, Steve missed the wood that was laying in Stan's lap and Stan ended up getting his willy burned. The episode is about how Stan gets ointment to heal the burn and ends up becoming a serial masturbator himself. This scene is of Stan getting his ointment in the bathroom when Steve walks in.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The National Debt Road Trip

This was sent to me by Mama Kin. It's on youtube, where else? but it's a really interesting look at how fast Comrade Obama is increasing our national debt. I remember when people were screaming about how Bush was increasing the national debt and yet, I don't hear one of them raising hell with Comrade Obama. Just watch this and you can see how out of control and irresponsible our federal government has become.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Bloom is coming off the least I hope



Published on on July 10, 2009

President Obama has crossed the red line in his dropping approval rating.

The percentage of Americans who strongly or somewhat approve of how he is doing his job has fallen to 51 percent in the latest Rasmussen polling -- the lowest ever. Because Obama got 52 percent of the vote in the presidential race, defeating McCain by 52-47, the fact that his approval has dropped below his vote share indicates that he is actually shedding real support for the first time.

Until this drop, all Obama was doing was losing McCain voters. Now he is losing his own. It didn't really matter whether people who voted for McCain approved of the job Obama was doing. They were never part of his base. But now voters who pulled the lever for Obama have started to tell pollsters that they disapprove of his job performance. As he wades deeper into the healthcare reform battle, raises taxes to pay for it and pushes cap-and-trade legislation, the drop is likely to be even sharper and much, much steeper.

In our new book, Catastrophe, we highlight the reasons why Obama's popularity will drop and why he will lose the congressional elections of 2010.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bill Clinton would be proud

Holding true to democratic tradition, Comrade Obama is caught checking out a woman at the G8 summit. Bill Clinton would be proud.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My fathers headstone at Fort Logan Cemetary in Denver Colorado

My youngest daughter took this picture. My kids were at their grand-uncles funeral and decided to seek out my father's grave. They even gave him a cup of coffee. It was very moving for me that they decided to do it.

how the liberal democrats really think...

This is from National Review Online. A very insightful piece on how the liberals really think and why conservatives need to learn to play the same game.

I Still Hate You, Sarah Palin
The Republicans bring a knife to a gunfight, and lose again.

By David Kahane

One of the most terrifying moments of my political life came last summer at the Republican convention in St. Paul. No, I don’t mean seeing John McCain careering around the Xcel Energy Center like Eyegore in Young Frankenstein, his face frozen in a Lon Chaney Sr. rictus grin as he reached across the aisle to his erstwhile friends in the media and got his hand bitten off. Rather, I’m referring to the aftermath of Sarah Palin’s outrageous acceptance speech, which whipped up the Rotary Club delegates into a frenzy of white-boy fury that not even heckling by a brave Code Pink embed could deter. Truly a fascist classic and one that sent shivers down our collectivist spines.

Even worse was the glaze of horror on the phizzes of the assembled heroes of the Mainstream Media. Andrea Mitchell — yes, the very same Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, whose employer saw no conflict of interest at all when she married then Fed pooh-bah Alan Greenspan — stood there gaping like a frog while the rest of the assembled Finemans and Matthewses and Olbermanns scurried around like roaches when the light gets turned on: What the hell just hit us? For one horrible moment, it looked as if the carefully crafted plans of David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, George Soros, and the Second Chief Directorate, first department, of the old KGB were about to gang agley.

Not only were we offended at the sheer effrontery of McCain’s pick: How dare the Republicans proffer this déclassée piece of Wasilla trailer trash whose only claim to fame was that she didn’t exercise her right to choose? Where were her degrees from Smith or Barnard, her internships at PETA, the Brookings Institution, or the Young Pioneers? We were also outraged that the Stupid Party had just nominated a completely unqualified candidate nobody had ever heard of, a first-term governor of Alaska whose previous experience consisted of a small-town mayoralty. As opposed to our guy, Barry Soetoro of Mombasa, Djakarta, and Honolulu, a first-term senator nobody had ever heard of, whose previous experience had been as a state senator (D., Daley Machine) in Illinois. After eight long, illegitimate, lawless years of &*^%BUSH$#@! tyranny, how dare you contest this election?

And so the word went out, from that time and place: Eviscerate Sarah Palin like one of her field-dressed moose. Turn her life upside down. Attack her politics, her background, her educational history. Attack her family. Make fun of her husband, her children. Unleash the noted gynecologist Andrew Sullivan to prove that Palin’s fifth child was really her grandchild. Hit her with everything we have: Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, taking a beer-run break from her quixotic search for Mr. Right to drip venom on Sister Sarah; post-funny comic David Letterman, to joke about her and her daughters on national television; Katie Couric, the anchor nobody watches, to give this Alaskan interloper a taste of life in the big leagues; former New York Times hack Todd “Mr. Dee Dee Myers” Purdum, to act as an instrument of Graydon Carter’s wrath at Vanity Fair. Heck, we even burned her church down. Even after the teleological triumph of The One, the assault had to continue, each blow delivered with our Lefty SneerTM (viz.: Donny Deutsch yesterday on Morning Joe), until Sarah was finished.

You know what? It worked! McCain finally succumbed to his long-standing case of Stockholm Syndrome (“My friends, you have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency”), Tina Fey turned Palin into a see-Russia-from-my-house joke, “conservative” useful idiots like Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker hatched her, and finally Sarah cried No más and walked away. If we could, we’d cut off her head and mount it on a wall at Tammany Hall, except there is no more Tammany Hall unless you count Obama’s Tony Rezko–financed home in Chicago. And it took only eight months — heck, Sarah couldn't even have another kid in the time it took us to destroy her. That’s the Chicago way!

Yes, my friends, it’s once again time to quote Sean Connery’s famous speech from The Untouchables, written by David Mamet — the lecture the veteran Chicago cop gives a wet-behind-the-ears Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner, back when he was a movie star) while they sit in a church pew. “You want to get Capone? Here’s how you get him: he pulls a knife, you pull a gun, he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way!” If you just think of us — liberal Democrats — as Capone you’ll begin to understand what we’re up to. And we just put one of yours in the morgue.

I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but maybe now you’re beginning to understand the high-stakes game we’re playing here. This ain’t John McCain’s logrolling senatorial club any more. This is a deadly serious attempt to realize the vision of the 1960s and to fundamentally transform the United States of America. This is the fusion of Communist dogma, high ideals, gangster tactics, and a stunning amount of self-loathing. For the first time in history, the patrician class is deliberately selling its own country down the river just to prove a point: that, yes, we can! This country stinks and we won’t be happy until we’ve forced you to admit it.

In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic Party as merely a political party, because it’s much more than that. We’re not just the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition. Not just the party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker, Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II. Not just the party of Kendall “Agent 202” Myers, the State Department official recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.

If you had any sense, you would start using our tactics against us. After all, you have a few lawyers on your side. Sue us. File frivolous ethics complaints against all our elected officials until, like Sarah, they go broke from defending themselves. (David Paterson would be a good place to start.) Challenge the constitutionality of BO2’s legion of fill-in-the-blank czars — none of whom have to be confirmed, or even pass a security check. (Come to think of it, neither did Barry.) Let slip your own journalistic dogs of war, assuming you have any, to find Barry’s birth certificate, his college transcripts, whether he applied to Occidental as a foreign student, and on which passport he traveled in 1981 to Pakistan with his friend Wahid Hamid, for starters.

You might also want to think about interviewing New York literary agent Jane Dystel, who a) contacted the totally unknown Obama in the wake of an adulatory New York Times piece in 1990 and b) got him a $125,000 advance for a memoir that c) he couldn’t write, even after a long sojourn in Bali, which d) got the contract canceled, whereupon e) Dystel got him $40,000 from another publisher, following which f) the book finally came out to glowing reviews and g) Obama fired her. Wouldn’t she have an interesting story to tell?

Of course, you won’t. You’re too nice, too enamored of history and tradition to realize that the rules have changed. Remember, I live and work in a town where, “Hello, he lied,” isn’t a joke; we men of the Left are perfectly comfortable lying, cheating, and stealing — hello, Senator Franken! — in order to attain and keep political power. Not for nothing is one of our mottos, “By Any Means Necessary.” You see, we’re the good guys, and for us the ends always justify the means. We are, literally, shameless, which is why Bill Clinton is now a multi-millionaire and Eliot Spitzer is already on the comeback trail.

In Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, “the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” This is the book that “Reset” Rodham (what ever happened to her?) and BHO II grew up reading and continue to live by. If you don’t understand that that’s the way we see you — as the enemy — then you’re too dumb to survive. Remember that for us politics is not just an avocation, or even just a job, but our life. We literally stay awake nights thinking up ways to screw you. And one of the ways we do that is by religiously observing Alinsky’s Rule No. 4.

Did Sarah stand for “family values”? Flay her unwed-mother daughter. Did she represent probity in a notoriously corrupt, one-family state? Spread rumors about FBI investigations. Did she speak with an upper-Midwest twang? Mock it relentlessly on Saturday Night Live. Above all, don’t let her motivate the half of the country that doesn’t want His Serene Highness to bankrupt the nation, align with banana-republic Communist dictators, unilaterally dismantle our missile defenses, and set foot in more mosques than churches since he has become president. We’ve got a suicide cult to run here.

And that’s why Sarah had to go. Whether she understood it or not, she threatened us right down to our most fundamental, meretricious, elitist, sneering, snobbish, insecure, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders bones. She was, after all, a “normal” American, the kind of person (or so I’m told) you meet in flyover country. The kind that worries first about home and hearth and believes in things like motherhood and love of country the way it is, not the way she wants to remake it.

What you clowns need, in other words, is a Rules for Radical Conservatives to explain what you’re up against and teach you how to compete before it’s too late. Luckily, since I care about money even more than I care about politics, I have just such a book in the proposal stage, currently making the rounds of various publishers, assuming any of them are wise enough to take me up on it.

And, yes, this time it really is personal.

— David Kahane is pushing for a new national holiday to commemorate the destruction of Sarah Palin, and is hopeful that his senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, will co-sponsor it, along with Henry Waxman in the House. You can second the motion at or on Facebook.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

You've really got to be kidding me...

Now that he has stolen the election, Former SNL'er Al Franken joins the other looney tunes in the senate. I don't get it. Why is it we allow such people to hold the highest offices in the land when they have no qualifications and are really of a dour sort. Watching this clip, you can see the smirk and faux seriousness of Franken. I really wanted to puke over this one.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A remarkable story

Quite a remarkable story. I saw this on "America's Got Talent" and while I don't really care for the show, I was moved by the story. These kids are good. Check this out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

in a word...BULLSHIT

So, I was at work just doing my normal stuff that a TV operations guy does, and I of course have NBC Nightly News up so that I can get the cut-in time for a :20 sec promo we do. And this pops up. Leave it to the state run media, the MSM, to make a deal about how the summer is cooler this year. But wait, Anne Thompson tries to tie it in with what? "Global Warming"! or as I call it "Blowhards Smarming". These people are just idiots and as my title says, "in a word...BULLSHIT". Man has no control over the environment and you can evidence that by hurricanes, tornado's, rain, snow and whatever the hell "Mother Nature" throws our way.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

From MamaKin;

New Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Flavor

In honor of the 44th President of the United States, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream has introduced a new flavor: "Barocky Road."

Barocky Road is a blend of half vanilla, half chocolate,and surrounded by nuts and flakes. The vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied as an ingredient. The nuts and flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow.

The cost is $100.00 per scoop.

When purchased it will be presented to you in a
large beautiful cone, but then the ice cream is
taken away and given to the person in line behind

You are left with an empty wallet and no change,
holding an empty cone with no hope of getting
any ice cream.

Are you stimulated?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Great pic of a stone in Alabama

My older brother Garrett is a a truck driver. He drives all over the country and gets to see some pretty interesting things. He was recently in Alabama, the state I was born in, and found this stone though I am not sure where. I think it says it all. I think he was probably in Montgomery, the capital where he saw this.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rush nails this-something for people to think about

I got this from a friend, even though I have it on digital media. But it bears repeating. Of course the Comrade Obama loving liberals would never consider this as they think our military are nothing but women and baby killers.

By Rush Limbaugh:

I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11.

Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million. ?If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.

Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers. (Actually, soldiers are put in harms way by politicians and commanding officers.)We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma Citybombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise.

Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?However, our own US Congress voted themselves a raise.

Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting. "When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can. To how many people CAN YOU send this ?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A rather odd obituary

A friend of mine spotted this in the Arizona Repugnant (Republic). Seems this poor chap was a car salesman that died suddenly. What is odd about it is, look at the highlighted section and read what it says, once a salesman in life, always a salesman in death. Click on the picture to read it more clearly.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

If Patton were alive...

I've posted this before, but it's worth posting again, considering the state of the nation under a socialist nitwit that can't function without a teleprompter.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A great approach to the economic crisis

I got this from my daughter Sara. It's a letter she sent and I think it's a great idea.

Letter from the Boss,

As the CEO of this business that employs 140 people, I have accepted the fact that Barack Obama is our new President, and that our taxes and government fees will now increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for this additional overhead, I figure that the clients will have to see an increase in our fees of about 8% but since we cannot raise those prices right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off several of our employees instead. This unfortunate economic reality has really been eating at me for a while, as we believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go.

After giving it considerable thought, this is what I did: I strolled thru our parking lot and found 11 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They wanted change; I gave it to them.

If you have a better idea, let me know.


The Boss

Tough Decisions for companies

With the recession currently upon us, I have noticed how big companies (and little) are going about laying off people. The following picture represents how idiots at the company I work for, Gannett, are going about it as well.
Click on the pic to see it better.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chris Dodd is a liar, if not outright, by omission

So, he finally is cornered like the rat he is. Who is responsible for this fiasco? well, first look to the banking committee chaired by none other than Chris Dodd and his crony, Barney Frank. Much of the problem with the "recession" they would like to pin on Bush comes from their incompetence with handling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which needed overhaul years ago. You have to remember, both are primarily controlled by the democrats. Republicans have been warning for years that both needed to be overhauled. Instead, the democrats said, "it's fine, nothing to see here".

Now amidst the AIG "scandal", it's finally revealed (and I already knew this) that none other than Chris Dodd had written a loophole in the legislation. Yet these are the people who are just beside themselves because of the "bonuses" that AIG is supposed to pay out. Watch this clip and just see how dishonest and a liar Chris Dodd is and has no business in government. These are the kind of people that we should not allow to be the dogcatcher!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Leno's Oral fixation with President Bush

I don't know what his problem is, but Jay Leno can't seem to leave President Bush or former President Bush alone. This is the guy that had nothing but good things to say after the atrocities of 9/11, yet as the years passed, he just kept slamming Bush for everything. Leno is a liberal, even though he says he's a political moderate. He's not. He glances at the surface of everything and while Bush did some great things in his presidency, Leno always tries to make him sound dumb. Meanwhile, the real idiot, Comrade Obam-uh is to appear Thursday on "The Tonight Show" and Leno is salivating as if that idiot has any real clue as to the damage he has thus far inflicted on this nation. I really believe that Leno is a nice guy, personally I like him over Dave Letterman, but he's a political ignoramus. In this clip, Leno talks about this stupid study that says our brains peak at around 27 years of age. That is ridiculous, what about all the great people over 30 that have created or invented? 27 years old is just an older teenager from where I stand. I remember being 27 and the world is still pretty fresh at that age. As I have gotten older, I have noticed that I have matured in ways that I couldn't have envisioned when I was 27. Watch this clip and see if you can figure out Leno's obsession with slamming W.

The answer my friend, is blowing from Bob Dylans wind...the answer is blowing from Dylans wind

I had to post this. For all the "good" liberals out there (and that's an oxymoron, there is nothing good about liberal). Seems Mr Civil Rights and 60's icon Bob Dylan, he who can't even remember the words to his own music and I don't think has been seen on stage in a coon's age, has an outhouse on his Malibu property (I don't think it's Barbara Streisand visiting I believe), that is wafting it's stench onto his neighbors. Think about this. This is a guy who decried the injustice and evil of the government's treatment of black people and the Vietnam war. Yet this piece from the LA times blog lays out what kind of environmentalist this pinhead is. This is typical liberal behavior. Do as I say, not as I do. I wonder if Sheryl 2-ply Crowe visits? I bet she has along with all the rest of these worthless wastes of human skin and space. More and more I am beginning to believe that liberals and leftistism is a mental disorder. I really believe these people have mental problems.

Neighbors say Bob Dylan's Malibu home is a stinker
Wow. What's that horrible smell?
The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind.
Neighbors contend that there’s definitely something bad blowing in the wind near Bob Dylan’s Malibu mansion.
Residents contend that the evening breeze wafts a terrible stench from an employees' portable toilet on Dylan's Point Dume property.
Right into their homes. And their nostrils.
Some neighbors say they are even getting sick. Dylan, 67, has ignored their complaints for six months.
Hmm... Sounds like the '60s folk singer just isn't interested in other peoples' civil rights anymore.
David Emminger, whose home is directly behind the toilet, told the L.A. Times that the latrine is used by Dylan’s security staff.
Emminger and his wife have installed five industrial-sized fans in their yard to blast the smell back at Dylan.
But mere fans can't compete with the powerful evening ocean breezes.
Dylan, who has lived in a compound next to Bluewater Road for more than two decades, did not respond to inquiries about the toilet.
Neither did his New York lawyer.
Malibu officials said they are investigating the complaints and, as a result, they cannot discuss the issue.
But you can discuss this issue, so let's hear some thoughts.
Are you surprised — or not surprised — at how downright unneighborly Dylan is being about this smelly matter?
Does it make you rethink the man and his music?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In case you've been wondering what Comrade Obam-uh thinks of Veterans...

Read this story. I read this and think that every vet is owed, yes owed the benefits that our government can provide. After all, many of them were injured in the service of our country, it wasn't worker's comp that they are being offered. One of the things the government can do instead of meddling in social affairs, is take care of the military people protecting our country. Never mind that he wants to spend us into trillions that our children's, children's children are going to be paying, no, he want to continue the usual lib-er-al position of social engineering.

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
Mon Mar 16, 5:49 pm ET
Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"

Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The group's early afternoon conversation at The White House was precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this month. The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague organizations, read, in part, " There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran's personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable."

Commander Rehbein reiterated points made last week in testimony to both House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. It was stated then that The American Legion believes that the reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that the United States government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. The proposed requirement for these companies to reimburse the VA would not only be unfair, says the Legion, but would have an adverse impact on service-connected disabled veterans and their families. The Legion argues that, depending on the severity of the medical conditions involved, maximum insurance coverage limits could be reached through treatment of the veteran's condition alone. That would leave the rest of the family without health care benefits. The Legion also points out that many health insurance companies require deductibles to be paid before any benefits are covered.

Additionally, the Legion is concerned that private insurance premiums would be elevated to cover service-connected disabled veterans and their families, especially if the veterans are self-employed or employed in small businesses unable to negotiate more favorable across-the-board insurance policy pricing. The American Legion also believes that some employers, especially small businesses, would be reluctant to hire veterans with service-connected disabilities due to the negative impact their employment might have on obtaining and financing company health care benefits.

"I got the distinct impression that the only hope of this plan not being enacted," said Commander Rehbein, "is for an alternative plan to be developed that would generate the desired $540-million in revenue. The American Legion has long advocated for Medicare reimbursement to VA for the treatment of veterans. This, we believe, would more easily meet the President's financial goal. We will present that idea in an anticipated conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the near future.

"I only hope the administration will really listen to us then. This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining," concluded the Commander.
SOURCE The American Legion

and this...

Obama mulls making vets foot bill for service injuries

By David Goldstein

WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is considering making veterans use private insurance to pay for treatment of combat and service-related injuries. The plan would be an about-face on what veterans believe is a long-standing pledge to pay for health care costs that result from their military service.
But in a White House meeting Monday, veterans groups apparently failed to persuade President Obama to take the plan off the table.

“Veterans of all generations agree that this proposal is bad for the country and bad for veterans,” said Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. “If the president and the OMB [Office of Management and Budget] want to cut costs, they can start at AIG, not the VA.”

Under current policy, veterans are responsible for health care costs that are unrelated to their military service. Exceptions in some cases can be made for veterans who do not have private insurance or are 100 percent disabled.

The president spoke Monday at the Department of Veterans Affairs to commemorate its 20th anniversary and said he hopes to increase funding by $25 billion over the next five years. But he said nothing about the plan to bill private insurers for service-related medical care.
Few details about the plan have been available, and a VA spokesman did not provide additional information. But the reaction on Capitol Hill to the idea has been swift and harsh.

“Dead on arrival” is how Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington described the idea.
“ . . . when our troops are injured while serving our country, we should take care of those injuries completely,” Murray, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, told a hearing last week.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said at the same hearing that the plan was “a consideration.” He also acknowledged that the VA’s proposed budget for next year included it as a way to increase revenue. But he told the committee that “a final decision hasn’t been made yet.”

For veterans, that was little comfort.

Veterans claim that the costs of treating expensive war injuries could raise their insurance costs, as well as those for their employers. Some worried that it also could make it more difficult for disabled veterans to find work.

The leaders of several veterans groups had written Obama last month complaining about the new plan. “There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide,” they wrote.

Many veterans had high expectations for Obama after years of battling the Bush administration over benefit cuts and medical concerns such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
But the VA’s decision to float a potential change in its policy of paying for service-related injuries could signal a quick end to the honeymoon.

“It’s a betrayal,” said Joe Violante, legislative director of Disabled American Veterans, which signed the letter to Obama. “My insurance company didn’t send me to Vietnam, my government did. The same holds true for men and women now fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s the government’s responsibility.”

Meanwhile, a new poll by the independent Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found Obama’s approval rating falling to 59 percent from 64 percent in February. It also found the ranks of Americans who disapprove of his job performance rising, to 26 percent from 17 percent.

Pew found that 44 percent think that the president listens more to liberals than to moderates in his party, while 30 percent think he listens more to moderates. In January, 44 percent thought he listened more to moderates and 34 percent more to liberals.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Whatever happened to John F'n Kerry Anyway?

So, I went to have lunch at a local deli that I heard made a good roast beef sandwich. I met up with some friends and we sat down to eat and my friends son had a child's cup with various vegetables on it. My friend Craig, said, "what do you notice about the pickle?" I stared at it and finally he says, "doesn't it look like John F'n Kerry?" and Lo and behold, he was right. So I now know what and where that idiot is. He's in Phoenix lending his likeness for Jason's Deli! Look at the pic and tell me if I am not correct, complete this time with a green tan and not the orange one he always seems to wear. By the way, Jason's Deli is a wonderful place and those roast beef was simply great!

The New bumper sticker on my car

I had to do this when I saw it. I just laughed my ass off and ordered it and am going to send one to my friend Shari at Keep in touch with Mama Kin. This will probably rankle those Comrade Obam-uh sheep that think he is the greatest thing since sliced bread, the only problem is he is the knife that is going to try and not cut the bread, but the heart out of America. Anyway....

Friday, March 13, 2009

A perspective of Comrade Obam-uh and socialism

If there is anyone in the world that knows socialism/communism, it's someone from one of the former Soviet bloc countries. Probably the most knowledgeable of these would be Poland. If you study the history of Poland, you will find that as a country it has been one of the most, if not the most abused country in history, from Napoleon to Hitler to Stalin, the wonderful people of Poland have endured some of the most vicious and savage treatments at the hands of evil men. Now that she is free, one finds that Poles are the most ardent proponents of freedom in the world and will fight to remain free.

My good friend Shari, over at Keep in touch with Mama Kin sent me this email from a Polish immigrant. What you read is a good indication of how far left the commucrat party has gone. I probably err when I claim liberals have taken over the commucrat party, I probably mean more the leftist/socialists have done so. I think a true liberal would not try and silence any voice of the opposition from the conservative right, as we have that freedom in this country, for now at least. I think more the left would love to silence those of us who vehemently disagree with Comrade Obam-uh and his ilk who are trying to hijack our American life. Read this email from Jurek and see how we as Americans are viewed through the eyes of someone who has lived under a tyranical regime.

"As I watch his first 50 days in office i Cannot pass this though i have in my head.. What he does, the way he says is and how much afford he puts in his image when talking publicly or walking in front of camera reminds me what I have seen in Poland. All was about image. All communist chiefs of party in power during 40-years of a "golden socialism era" based their rule on fakes. They always look good, talk great and promise Eden in future.
Always same words ' we need to sacrifice , work hard, donate time for free for a better goodness of nation to achieve prosperity in future. ... always was in future, which never become a present time.
In my view, he is 100% Socialistic breed and he does everything according to idea of perfect glass houses for chosen ones from a nation. rest is to be served them. I always got this idea that Marks and Engels "create" socialism from jealousy toward kings and their power.
Under populist bumper sticker sentences like: "we give you great job, house, food and easy going life" their tried to create slaves from their own nation to rule them in absolute power. for them there is no GOD because their are gods.
I'm very sad that so many in this great nation USA is willing to be slaves for empty promises. If we get to many of them re institution of state back to free market will not be peaceful. We have to fight this now when is just a small baby without predators teeth and claws to rip a part any freedom loving people...
Sorry for this morning "talk" I'm really upset after yesterdays explanation of our Messiah when signing earmarkulus package.."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

From the first book of Democrat

Click on the pic to read it more clearly!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

One of the best renditions of the Star Spangled Banner

This was performed by five young ladies.

This was at Texas Tech University Basketball game, February 9th. The
National Anthem is sung by five young ladies (ages 6-8). You have never
heard it performed better than this! An entire arena remains completely silent
throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop.

Take a moment to listen to this. Trust me, you will not regret it.
The two young ladies on the right are six years old. The two in the
middle are seven and the one on the left is eight.

Monday, March 9, 2009

SNL's thinly veiled attempt at Racism

It's suppose to be funny, ha ha. All they're doing is poking fun at Michael Steele, ha ha. SNL does parodies of politicians all the time, so it's no big deal.


Now, I am one that feels that the "racism" card gets thrown around way too much. It has become the catch-all buzz word to shut somebody down when you can't argue the facts with them. But in this case, it is racism. The weekend update skit with Seth Thomas and Keenan Thompson portraying Michael Steele, is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt at racism. Turn it around, had Thompson, whom I find is not very talented to begin with, portrayed a democrat, can you hear the howls from the commucrats and their mouthpieces in the media? After all, the MSM is nothing more than an extension of the democratic party anymore and ceased having any credibilty as being "objective" sometime around the Reagan era. It got bad with Clinton and it's even worse with the messiah since they worship the ground he walks on or should I say, the water.

In this skit, Thompson and Meyers, attempt to make Steele out as a minion of Rush Limbaugh and a wooden dummy who just spouts whatever Rush and the Republican party says. It makes Steele look like an "Uncle Tom" that will utter whatever the hand in his back tells him to, quoting Rush and so-called republican talking points. Watch the skit and then think, if they were portraying a democrat, what the outcry would be. Al Sharpton with his bullhorn would be outside 30 Rock along with Jesse Jackson threatening NBC with a lawsuit for being racist. Of course, since it's a black republican they are portraying, nothing will be said, because Steele is probably not "black" enough or "down for the struggle" as they say. Tell me if you think this isn't a thinly veiled form of racism.

A true understanding of American Government

Comrade Obam-uh is evil.

Now, I will say it again for those of you who are gasping at what I am saying.

Comrade Obam-uh is evil.

Now if you want to take a minute to catch your breath, or finish swearing at me, or do whatever, fine, call me a right wing nutjob, but I want you to understand, this man is evil. The following is the definition of evil from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, notice the red highlights and read what it says, click on the graphic and see it full screen and easier to read:

Notice the words, "arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct". Now, when you think of someone like Bill Ayers who is friends with Obam-uh, and is a known murderer of 2 police officers, does that not impinge on Obam-uh's character? and what about Reverend Wright? A racist and solid black separatist whom the Messiah has sat and listened to in his "church" for over the last 20 years and "baptized" his children in along with marrying his wife? does that not also impinge on Obam-uh's character? And what about that fine ex-governor, Rod
Blagojevich? Someone is going to tell me that the junior senator from the state of Illinois had no real contact or conversations with Blago? hmm. Me thinks, something rotten smells in Denmark.

And what of the people he surrounds himself with? Emmanuel, Clinton, Napalitano (no finer man than he was the governor of our fair state I always say) and on and on? Someone who is willing to intrude on your life, in your pocketbook, to say, "help a brother out"? What about good ole Peggy the moocher? her statements that "Obam-uh is going to fill up my gas tank and pay my mortgage"? hmmm. At whose expense? yours? mine? and what of the great enterprise that is America? the hard work that has created and sustained this country through the sheer tenacity of men and women who work and toil everyday to be the best they can be? for what? for Comrade Obam-uh to take more away from them? to silence the voice of the opposition? it seems to me that the word "bi-partisan" is code for the commucrats saying, "just do it our way". And what of those "jihadists" that are being released from Gitmo? have they rights as native born American citizens do? Are we somehow "misunderstanding" their true intentions after their brethren killed over 3000 people on American soil one Tuesday morning for doing nothing more than going to work? hmmm.

Obam-uh is evil.

He doesn't have to have horns, or a pitch fork, or 2 tongues (but if you listen close, he speaks with 2) but what he is attempting to do is to harm this country by playing economic warfare, race warfare and social warfare, all to "help a brother out". He has become the symbol of what many people believe is the answer to their own problems, "if I can't take responsibility for myself, then the messiah will wash me clean with the waters from the federal government as he spreads the wealth around." It doesn't take a "rocket surgeon" (as Jeanine Ford, a former anchor at channel 12 once uttered) to understand what is going on.

Obama wants to remake the good ole USA into the image of...France! or Germany or even worse, a resurrected Soviet Union. Perhaps a lesson in political history is in order.

But still, Obam-uh's evil.

For those of you who don't understand the difference between "right" and "left", this little flash file will help you decide. So many people have the wrong idea about where conservatives and liberals stand. My good friend and fellow vidiot, John Martin (and a fellow conservative) sent me this. It is a very good primer for the politically ignorant, such as Comrade Obam-uh worshipers. People don't seem to understand why Comrade Globam-uh, or Milhouse as Mark Levin calls him, and his ilk are so dangerous. Watch the following clip and you will understand how and why our system of government was designed to function. We as a country were created out of a whole new idea, which is why the USA has stood so tall for so long. And then when you understand, you can see why I say that Comrade Obam-uh is evil.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"The real Reason liberals want to get rid of homeschooling"

This is too good. I had to "steal" this from my friend Shari's blog, Keep in touch with Mama Kin. She posted a clip of child political prodigy Jonathan Krohn, who spoke at CPAC and appeared on Fox & Friends. This is the future of conservatism, if not hopefully, the republican party. This kid is smart as a whip and very charismatic. Watch this and tell me if he isn't.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Shari's New Blog

I am proud to say that my good friend, Sharon, or Shari as I call her, has started her own blog. She named it after her favorite Aerosmith song and calls it "Keep in touch with Mama Kin". She is also involved with the Glenn Beck "You are surrounded" group in New Hampshire. They are set to have a meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, March 13th and it looks as if it will be a good turn out with a diverse group of individuals that oppose Comrade Obam-uh. All I can say to her is congratulations! She is quite the writer and is extremely intelligent and brings up some good points in her writings. Go check out her blog at the link above! Congrats Shari!

Friday, February 20, 2009

And now a word from a very special person to me...

I am going to do something I don't normally do, but this case is special. I have a very special friend who means something special to me. I won't go into the personal, but we are "comrades-in-arms", with no pun, as far as politics and we have had this relationship for going on 5 years now. Needless to say, we live at opposite ends of the country but we email our ideas and thoughts back and forth. Her name is Shari and she doesn't want her full name used, but she is one smart woman. She sent me this email about comrade Obam-uh or "Globama" (which I may end up using myself) and I asked her if I could post it. I have asked her why she doesn't get her own blog, and I am sure she is mulling it over. So I decided, with her permission, to post this and also asked her if she wants to guest post, she is welcome. She sent me this email on Thursday, Feb 19th, so that's the point of reference. She makes a lot of sense and I am more than proud to present Shari's view on "Globama and free speech and everything constitutional".


Globama's Back-Door Approach to Free Speech and everything else constitutional.

Yesterday, the Savior and Messiah Globama stated that he was not in favor of bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, a law rabidly supported by his fellow democrats in Congress and the Senate (with foaming at the mouth included) to put a muzzle on conservative public commentary over the airways, internet and television. It was dubbed the "Hush Rush Bill".

However despite Globama's statement yesterday, keep in mind his statement just last June, during his campaign, which states he would prefer to go about it "in a different way"...

(from Obama's press secretary, June 2008):
"Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters. He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible. That is why Sen. Obama supports media-ownership caps, network neutrality, public broadcasting, as well as increasing minority ownership of broadcasting and print outlets."

I was waiting for Obama's rejection of the Fairness Doctrine to happen publicly, and yep sure enough it did - within only a month of his inauguration. Instead, his intention clearly is to not use the words "Fairness Doctrine" in hushing Rush. His endeavors will be in the regulation of free speech through the FCC, setting up watch committees, and not renewing FCC licenses to anyone disagreeing with or outright opposing his or the democrat party's policies and positions. (After all, if he used the term "fairness doctrine" he would have to include ABC, NBC, PBS and a entire slew of thrill-running-up-the-leg starry eyed journalists)

The Dow plummeted again today. What else can one expect when billions of dollars are going to Porkulus instead of Stimulus? -- When hundreds of thousands of irresponsible people are going to get their mortgages paid for them -- When a "party train" is going to be built from (the bankrupt state) California directly to the slot machines of Las Vegas (forget putting people to work drilling for oil off the pacific coast or fixing the roads and highways of California or helping the farmers and small business owners in that tax burdened democrat controlled state!).

Tonight on Bill O'Reilly (yes, REAL people listen to Bill O'Reilly), he had liberal Alan Colmes and another liberal on his show to debate the newest Globama policies of capitalism vs.socialism. One liberal kept repeating the Globama mantra "Only Government Can...." (I guess "Yes We Can" got left at the doorstep of the White House) ... and they were both saying "You don't understand (what Globama's trying to do!!)"

Then suddenly Alan Colmes comes out with the comment "The government only wants to COMPETE with the private sector."

WTF??!! How does government "compete" with its competitors when the government is collecting TAXES from the very people its competitors are trying to sell goods and services to?? I had hoped Alan had an answer to that but he kind of shut up very fast! Maybe he was scratching his head too?

Globama, the messiah and savior, has made moves in a back-door way, to go after and diminish.IMMEDIATELY the things that most Americans hold dear...

The constitutionally protected Census
The constitutionally protected right to Free Speech
The constitutionally protected right to Bear Arms (Illinois is now trying to require insurance to own fire arms)
The constitutional right of the People to be protected from Terrorism

and it has been only ONE month.