Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Black community faces educational issues similar to other minority groups...

...and closing achievement gaps is a critical issue.

Uh, yeah...
Noted PhD and Mensa Chapter President Rep. Hank Johnson asserted that his "biggest fear" is that the influx of people to the island would cause it to "tip over and capsize."
No Way, He Doesn't Really Say That, Does He?

July 9, 2008: Dallas county official: “Black hole” is racist!


Video: Letterman’s shocking interview with a tea-party leader

No joke; this is a near-jawdropper...

If Congress can compel us to do things, why then do we have a Thirteenth Amendment prohibiting slavery?

If Congress can compel us to do things we do not want to do merely because Congress says we must in the name of the national interest regardless of those 18 clauses in Article 1, Section 8, then are not we slaves to Congress — or more simply put, slaves to a tyrannical majority?

DECORATED ARMY FLIGHT SURGEON REFUSES TO FOLLOW ORDERS UNTIL OBAMA’S ELIGIBILITY IS PROVEN

His courageous story here.

The American Patriot Foundation has set up a legal defense fund for Lakin: We must raise $50,000 in the next ten days in order to assemble a top-flight legal defense team for LTC Lakin: DONATE HERE

BRUCE OLSEN: IF YOU LIVE IN ARIZONA YOU MUST VOTE FOR HIM AND HERE'S WHY

Libertarian candidate for Governor of Arizona demands proof of Obama's eligibility

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Rich Can't Pay for ObamaCare

The president intends to squeeze an extra $1.2 trillion over 10 years from a tiny sliver of taxpayers who already pay more than half of all individual taxes. It won't work.

Why the Health Care Bill Could Be Repealed

Main points:
1. This bill is substantively different than Social Security and Medicare.

2. This bill is more similar to government programs that Congresses have repealed.

3. This bill starts on a different footing than Social Security or Medicare.

4. Conservatives may have the votes to repeal the bill.
This article concludes:
None of this is to say that the Republicans will succeed in repealing the health care bill. It is just to say that their hand is considerably stronger than many make it out to be. It will be up to the voters in 2010 to determine just how strong the Republicans' hand is.
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Obama Goes to Heaven

Obama dies and finds himself before the Pearly Gates.

He is very excited; all his life he's had a secret wish and longed to meet the Prophet Mohammed.

Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barack meets a man with a beard.

'Are you Mohammed?' he asks.

'No, my son. I am Peter. Mohammed is higher up.'

Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than Peter, Obama climbs the ladder in great strides, climbs through the clouds coming to a room where he meets another bearded man.

He asks again, 'Are you Mohammed?

'No, I am Moses. Mohammed is higher still.'

Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he climbs the ladder yet again, he discovers an even larger room where he meets another man with a beard.

Full of hope, he asks again, 'Are you Mohammed?

'No, I am Jesus... You will find Mohammed higher up.'

Mohammed higher than Jesus! Man! Obama can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs, ever higher.

Once again, he reaches a larger room where he meets a man with a beard and repeats his question:

'Are you Mohammed?...' he gasps, as by now he is totally out of breath from all his climbing.

'No, my son.... I am Almighty God. But you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee?'

'Yes! please, my Lord'

God looks behind him, claps his hands and yells out: 'Hey Mohammed two coffees!'

Keep your trust in God; Your government has failed you miserably.

Monday, March 29, 2010

There's ghastly...

...as in rich, young snob Gloria Upson's ping-pong catastrophe ("Auntie Mame"):
"Mrs. Burnside, you could write a whole book about what happened to ME: Bunny Bixler and I were in the semi-finals - the very semi-finals, mind you - of the ping-pong tournament at the club and this GHASTLY thing happened. We were both playing way over our heads and the score was 29-28. And we had this really terrific volley and I stepped back to get this really terrific shot-- And I STEPPED on the ping-pong ball! I just squashed it to bits! And then Bunny and I ran to the closet of the game room to get another ping-pong ball--and the CLOSET was LOCKED! Can you imagine? We had to call the whole thing off! Well, it was GHASTLY! Just GHASTLY!"
and then there's really ghastly (as in Obama's new healthcare law): The new law is a ghastly mess, which began as a badly misguided technocratic pipe dream and was then degraded into ruinous incoherence by the madcap process of its enactment...

REPEAL: Why and how Obamacare must be undone

A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates

By popular demand, a comprehensive list of expired Obama statements...

What do you tell YOUR kids?

The boiling of the frog

The Democratic political calculation with ObamaCare is the proverbial boiling frog: Gradually introduce a health-care entitlement by hiding the true costs, hook the middle class on new subsidies until they become unrepealable, but try to delay the adverse consequences and major new tax hikes so voters don't make the connection between their policy and the economic wreckage. But their bill was such a shoddy, jerry-rigged piece of work that the damage is coming sooner than even some critics expected.
The ObamaCare Writedowns

Sunday, March 28, 2010

GINO DiSIMONE: IF YOU LIVE IN NEVADA YOU MUST VOTE FOR HIM AND HERE'S WHY

As you may know and may have read, please allow me to restate: When elected Governor, I will directly require eligibility proof from Mr. Obama of the constitutionally correct and legal form. If not provided within 5 days of the request, I will relieve him of command of the Nevada National Guard and will order them back to Nevada. They have a new mission -- to apprehend and extract all illegal immigrants.

I will direct them to apprehend, detain and extradite all illegal immigrants. Further they will be directed to work with the Sheriffs and local law enforcement agencies to arrest all those that aid and abet illegals -- be it from employment, housing, hospitals, churches or any other means or process.

Sincerely,
Gino DiSimone
Candidate, Governor of Nevada 2010, Independent non-partisan, GIN ! (Go Independent Nevada ! )
www.ginoforgov.com
775-544-2765
This makes me wish I lived in Nevada again!!!

Who is lying???

And why??? As the attorney general claims it has “no government documents pertaining to the preparation of the public statements made by Dr. Fukino in regard to vital records which pertain to Barack Hussein Obama II,” then either the attorney general is lying and breaking the law, or Dr. Fukino and Janice Okubo are.

UK: "President Obama’s dangerous emphasis upon big government solutions in a nation whose historic success rests upon economic freedom and limited government, is destined to fail"

Read it and weep...

AGs filing lawsuits around the country must see some prospects for victory in court action

In an exclusive interview with Hot Air, Van Hollen explains how he plans to proceed once authorized to act, whether that happens now or after the next election in November:...The AGs filing lawsuits around the country must see some prospects for victory in court action; Van Hollen explains why they believe it. The key: Van Hollen thinks that the courts may be looking for a case that will allow them to curtail Congress’ increasingly expansive treatment of the Interstate Commerce Clause. Be sure to watch the entire interview.
Exclusive: Interview with Wisconsin AG on ObamaCare lawsuit

Saturday, March 27, 2010

BREAKING: BARACK OBAMA CAPTURED!

A year of terror finally came to an end, when a clever young lad and his owl sidekick succeeded in trapping Barack Obama inside a mirror. The young lad succeeded in doing what no hero had been able to do, by approaching Obama carrying a full length mirror. Unable to look away from his own reflection, Barack Obama has been stuck in place for over a week now, which has prevented him from engaging in his usual fanciful habit of spending a billion dollars a day. Expert sorcerers suggest that the mirror may have successfully trapped Obama by the lure of his own image. The lad meanwhile has moved on to climbing a nearby beanstalk in order to deal with a local giant.
Barack Obama Trapped Inside Mirror by Lure of his Own Image

If you voted for Obama and now you are sorry...

...then PLEASE go here!


Henry Adams: 3/27/1918

President John Adams' son, John Quincy Adams, was U.S. Minister to Russia. In September 1811, John Quincy Adams wrote from St. Petersburg to his son, Charles: "My dear Son...You mentioned that you read to your aunt a chapter in the Bible...every evening. This information gave me real pleasure..." John Quincy Adams continued: "So great is my veneration for the Bible, and so strong my belief, that when duly read and meditated on, it is of all books in the world, that which contributes most to make men good, wise, and happy-that the earlier my children begin to read it...the more lively and confident will be my hopes that they will prove useful citizens of their country." This correspondence was published after his death as Letters of John Quincy Adams to his son, on the Bible and its Teachings.

President John Quincy Adams' grandson was Henry Adams, an American historian. From his unique perspective of being related to some of America's founders, Henry Adams, who died MARCH 27, 1918, wrote in his 9-volume work, History of the United States: "The Pilgrims of Plymouth, the Puritans of Boston, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, all avowed a moral purpose, and began by making institutions that consciously reflected a moral idea."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Over 8,000 protestors show up in Harry Reid's hometown to protest Obamacare!

Gateway Pundit provides multiples links including Sarah Palin's speech.

Astounding visual proof that fiscal and regulatory policies determined by the Democrat Congressional majority (elected in 2006) and Obama (2009) are destroying our economy!

Scroll through all the charts and graphs!

H/T: PowerLineBlog

Death to Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly!

3/26/10: Liberal radio talk show host calls for their deaths:



H/T: TheJawaReport

REPUBLICAN districts are getting on average $260.6 million in stimulus awards while DEMOCRATIC districts are getting on average $471.5 million

Interestingly, my data also confirms that the stimulus funds are not allocated based on unemployment rates or even variations in unemployment rates. So basically, if the administration believes that government spending can create jobs, the allocation of the funds doesn’t show it.

Some things I've learned about the healthcare legislation since its passage that I had not known previously....

• When you buy your federally mandated, IRS enforced - either by penalty of a fine or imprisonment - health care insurance you may be buying from an insurance company that will donate a portion of what you spend for your insurance to a special fund to help pay for abortions. It is now mandatory that certain insurance carriers provide a portion of what you pay them for health care coverage to a special abortion fund – Stupak’s hastily scribbled hall pass aside, this is now law.
o There is no special fund for Breast Cancer
o There is no special fund for Heart Disease
o There is no special fund for Diabetes or MS
o There is ONLY a special fund to pay for abortions
• When you sell a home in Mr. Obama’s new and improved America a 4% tax will be levied on your proceeds from the sale which will go to cover Health Care costs.

• Tanning? Apparently Dems want us all to be pasty for some reason…if you frequent tanning salons, you will pay a 10% excise tax.

• Mobility be damned! If you purchase a wheelchair, you will pay a 2.3% excise tax. I’m sure those confined to wheelchairs will consider this to be a great step forward in care.

• Pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to pass a $3 billion annual fee on to you, the consumer, in the form of more expensive drugs and medication.

• About those fines – Citizens who don’t purchase insurance would be subject to a fine of $325 in 2015 and $695 in 2016. Individuals may be subject to a charge equal to as much as 2.5 percent of their income in 2016.

• The Medicare payroll tax will now be applied to investment income, beginning in 2013.
o A new 3.8 percent tax will be levied on interest, dividends, capital gains and other investment income for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000.
• The Medicare payroll tax will increase by 0.9 percentage point to 2.35 percent on wages above $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples filing jointly.

• A 40% tax on health benefits happens in 2018 and applies to premiums exceeding $10,200 a year for individuals and $27,500 for families. In other words, that phrase – “If you like your current insurance, it won’t change” was a big fat lie. If you have great insurance, you’ll now be taxed for the privilege. A 40% tax is a change.

• Taxes and more taxes –
o According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan agency, this legislation will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019. The Congressional Budget Office also says that the Health Care Reform legislation will impose about $69 billion in penalties for both individual and businesses who don’t meet new mandates to buy health insurance.
• Here’s a really sneaky tax “increase” – if you itemize your tax returns, the deductible for medical expenses will change. You will only be allowed to deduct medical expenses in excess of 10% of your adjusted gross income. Currently that number is 7.5%.

• A medical plan tax that includes several different provisions to increase multiple taxes on things such as cosmetic surgery, cafeteria plans, health insurance providers, production and importation of drugs and medical devices, medical information providing, hospitals and the adjusted gross income floor of medical expenses.

• Doctors and hospitals will receive less compensation than they do now to control revenue streams.

• The Medicare program will see $500 billion in cuts to its program along with the Medicare tax being raised.

• 60% of new enrollees in health care programs will be fully subsidized by you.

Then there’s all those “incentives” laced into the legislation - strangely – only for those Representatives who voted “Yes” for this legislation.

• $300 Million more in Medicare subsidies for Louisiana

• NV, MT, WY, ND, UT all receive $2 billion in Medicare subsides

• Connecticut gets $100 Million to build a hospital

• 11 states total receive 8.5 Billion in Medicaid payments

Even the most casual observer must wonder how a struggling economy, with out-of-control unemployment can bear the burden of so much additional taxation and spending.

President Obama gloated, “This is what change looks like.”
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How to modify and/or repeal Obamacare - Don't get mad. Get even.

"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" - The Untouchables.

I'm not into the Chicago way, but I am Irish by blood, and we never stop fighting, either in politics or other matters. I'm not interested in online petitions. They are a waste of time. I'm interested in getting this damn thing modified and better yet repealed.

The problem with politics is patience and short memories. Most people don't have any patience, or follow politics enough to have long memories. There is a way to repeal Obamacare, and it's much harder than just having votes. It's a long process, and it will take years. It took 10 years just for the ugly gun ban to expire, and that's only with a sunset provision. Obamacare CAN be repealed, but it won't be easy.

Assuming Obama will veto a repeal, it will take 67 senators, and 292 representatives to repeal this completely. It is unlikely there will be a repeal until at least 2012 if that punk Obama gets the firing he deserves. It will take a majority in congress for any good reforms to see the light of day in committee. In addition to that, we have redistricting in 2011 which redraws the congressional boundaries. In most states, the state legislature and governor draws the districts. I don't like that system, but it is what it is, and we need to use that to our advantage.

Goal 1 - Take the committee chairs. Take the gavels away from Pelosi, Waxman, and company. That takes a majority.
Goal 2 - Take a fillibuster proof majority in the senate
Goal 3 - Take the presidency and/or veto proof majority
Goal 4 - Get rid of the damn thing, and a bunch of other bad laws passed over the last century.

What can we do now, here in 2010?
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Friday, March 26, 2010

CBO report: Debt will rise to 90% of GDP

I doubt that anyone (outside of the slobbering Democrats who adore this monster) could not avoid thinking that Obama is purposely destroying this country that he grew up hating so much...although, I suppose, that it could simply be a matter of monumental incompetence, aided and abbetted by his party cohorts (but everyone claims he soooo intelligent...)
President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years, $1.2 trillion more than the administration projected, and raise the federal debt to 90 percent of the nation's economic output by 2020, the Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday.
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Timeline of Major Provisions in the Democrats’ Health Care Package

2009

•2‐year tax credit (total cap of $1B) for new chronic disease therapy investments
•Medicare cuts to hospitals begin (long‐term care (7/1/09) and inpatient and rehabilitation facilities (FY10))

2010

•States and Federal officials review premium increases
•FDA authorized to approve "follow‐on" biologics
•Increase brand name pharmaceutical Medicaid rebate (from 15.1% to 23.1%)
•Medicare payments to physicians in primarily rural areas increase (2 years)
•Deny "black liquor" eligibility for cellulosic biofuel producers credit
•Tax credits provided to certain small employers for health care‐related expenses
•Increase adoption tax incentives for 2 years
•Codify economic substance doctrine and impose penalties for underpayments (transactions on/after 3/23/10)
•Provide income exclusion for specified Indian tribe health benefits provided after 3/23/10
•Temporary high‐risk pool and high‐cost union retiree reinsurance ($5 B each for 3.5 years) (6/23/10)
•Impose 10% tax on indoor UV tanning (7/1/10)
•Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/10)
•Prohibits lifetime and annual benefit spending limits (plan years beginning 9/23/10)
•Prohibits non‐group plans from canceling coverage (rescissions) (plan years beginning 9/23/10)
•Requires plans to cover, at no charge, most preventive care (plan years beginning 9/23/10)
•Allows dependents to stay on parents’ policies through age 26 (plan years beginning 9/23/10)
•Provides limited protections to children with pre‐existing conditions (plan years beginning 9/23/10)
•Hospitals in "Frontier States" (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare payments (FY11)
•Hospitals in “low‐cost” areas receive higher Medicare payments for 2 yrs ($400 million, FY11)

2011

•Medicare Advantage cuts begin
•No longer allowed to use FSA, HSA, HRA, Archer MSA distributions for over‐the-counter medicines
•Medicare cuts to home health begin
•Wealthier seniors ($85k/$170k) begin paying higher Part D premiums (not indexed for inflation in Parts B/D)
•Medicare reimbursement cuts when seniors use diagnostic imaging like MRIs, CT scans, etc.
•Medicare cuts begin to ambulance services, ASCs, diagnostic labs, and durable medical equipment
•Impose new annual tax on brand name pharmaceutical companies
•Americans begin paying premiums for federal long‐term care insurance (CLASS Act)
•Health plans required to spend a minimum of 80% of premiums on medical claims
•Physicians in "Frontier States" (ND, MT, WY, SD, UT ) receive higher Medicare payments
•Prohibition on Medicare payments to new physician‐owned hospitals
•Penalties for non‐qualified HSA and Archer MSA distributions double (to 20%)
•Seniors prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months
•Brand name drug companies begin providing 50% discount in the Part D “donut hole”
•10% Medicare bonus payment for primary care and general surgery (5 years)
•Employers required to report value of health benefits on W‐2
•Steps towards health insurance administrative simplification (reduced paperwork, etc) begins (5 yr process)
•Additional funding for community health centers (5 years)
•Seniors who hit Part D “donut hole "in 2010 receive $250 check (3/15/11)
•New Medicare cuts to long‐term care hospitals begin (7/1/11)
•Additional Medicare cuts to hospitals and cuts to nursing homes and inpatient rehab facilities begin (FY12)
•New tax on all private health insurance policies to pay for comp. eff. research (plan years beginning FY12)

2012

•Medicare cuts to dialysis treatment begins
•Require information reporting on payments to corporations
•Medicare to reduce spending by using an HMO‐like coordinated care model (Accountable Care Organizations)
•Medicare Advantage plans with a 4 or 5 star rating receive a quality bonus payment
•New Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/12)
•Hospital pay‐for‐quality program begins (FY13)
•Medicare cuts to hospitals with high readmission rates begin (FY13)
•Medicare cuts to hospice begin (FY13)

2013

•Impose $2,500 annual cap on FSA contributions (indexed to CPI)
•Increase Medicare wage tax by 0.9% and impose a new 3.8% tax on unearned, nonactive business income for those earning over $200k/$250k (not indexed to inflation)
•Generally increases (7.5% to 10%) threshold at which medical expenses, as a % of income, can be deductible
•Eliminate deduction for Part D retiree drug subsidy employers receive
•Impose 2.3% excise tax on medical devices
•Medicare cuts to hospitals who treat low‐income seniors begin
•Post‐acute pay for quality reporting begins
•CO‐OP Program: Secretary awards loans and grants for establishing nonprofit health insurers
•$500,000 deduction cap on compensation paid to insurance company employees and officers
•Part D “donut hole” reduction begins, reaching a 25% reduction by 2020

2014

•Individuals without gov't‐approved coverage are subject to a tax of the greater of $695 or 2.5% of income
•Employers who fail to offer "affordable" coverage would pay a $3,000 penalty for every employee that receives a subsidy through the Exchange
•Employers who do not offer insurance must pay a tax penalty of $2,000 for every fulltime employee
•More Medicare cuts to home health begin
•States must have established Exchanges
•Employers with more than 200 employees can auto‐enroll employees in health coverage, with opt‐out
•All non‐grandfathered and Exchange health plans required to meet federally mandated levels of coverage
•States must cover parents /childless adults up to 138% of poverty on Medicaid, receive increased FMAP
•Tax credits available for Exchange‐based coverage, amount varies by income up to 400% of poverty
•Insurers cannot impose any coverage restrictions on pre‐existing conditions (guaranteed issue/renewability)
•Modified community rating: individual or family coverage; geography; 3:1 ratio for age; 1.5 :1 for smoking
•Insurers must offer coverage to anyone wanting a policy and every policy has to be renewed
•Limits out‐of‐pocket cost‐sharing (tied to limits in HSAs, currently $5,950/$11,900 indexed to COLA)
•Insurance plans must include government‐defined "essential benefits " and coverage levels
•OPM must offer at least two multi‐state plans in every state
•Employers can offer some employees free choice vouchers for health insurance in the Exchange
•Government board (IPAB) begins submitting proposals to cut Medicare
•Impose tax on nearly all private health insurance plans
•Medicare payment cuts for hospital‐acquired infections begin (FY15)

2015

•More Medicare cuts to home health begin

2016

•States can form interstate insurance compacts if the coverage with HHS approval (2016)

2017

•Physician pay‐for‐quality program begins for all physicians
•States may allow large employers and multi‐employer health plans to purchase coverage in the Exchange.
•States may apply to the Secretary for a limited waiver from certain federal requirements

2018

•Impose "Cadillac tax on “high cost” plans, 40% tax on the benefit value above a certain threshold: ($10,200 individual coverage, $27,500 family or self‐only union multiemployer coverage)

COMMITTEE ON WAYS & MEANS REPUBLICANS

Richard Allen: 3/26/1831

Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Delaware. With the permission of his master, he began attending the Methodist meetings and learned to read and write.

Richard Allen was converted at age 16 and is said to have worked harder to prove that Christianity did not make slaves worse servants. Richard Allen then invited a minister to visit and preach to his master, resulting in his master's conversion after hearing that on the Day of Judgment slaveholders would be "weighed in the balance and found wanting." His repentant master made arrangements for Richard, now 26, to become free.

Richard Allen became a licensed exhorter and founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Their first church building was dedicated in 1794 by America's first Methodist Bishop, the circuit-riding preacher Francis Asbury. By the time of Richard Allen's death, MARCH 26, 1831, the African Methodist Episcopal Church had grown to over 10,000 members.

Richard Allen stated: "This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and Gospel is free."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Obama's new 'Health Police'

GIRD YOUR LOINS: They can pop up anywhere at anytime without notice!
President Obama's recently passed health-care reform legislation includes a surprise for many Americans – a beefing up of a U.S. Public Health Service reserve force and expectations that it respond on short notice to "routine public health and emergency response missions," even involuntarily...
Obamacare prescription: 'Emergency health army'

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Barack Hussein Obama II’s War Against Israel



STEVE FORBES: Could a Chavez-Style Media Crackdown Be Coming Our Way?

Think things are going from bad to worse in Venezuela as Chavez continues to crackdown on his critics? Wait till you hear about plans for "media reform" in the U.S. by Chavez supporter and Free Press founder Robert McChesney.
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Amid the Democrats' struggle to jam their health care bill through the House, but in recent weeks U.S. Treasury bonds have lost their status as the world's safest investment


Karl Rove: What Republicans Should Do Now

Repeal and reform will be a winning issue this fall
Republican candidates must focus on ObamaCare's weaknesses. It will cost $2.6 trillion in its first decade of operation and is built on Madoff-style financing. For example, it double counts Social Security payroll taxes, long-term care premiums, and Medicare savings in order to make it appear more fiscally responsible. In reality, ObamaCare isn't $143 billion in the black, as Democrats have claimed, but $618 billion in the red. And giving the IRS $10 billion to hire about 16,000 agents to enforce the new taxes and fees in ObamaCare will drive small business owners crazy.

Companies are already warning about higher health-care costs

ObamaCare Day One

LAWSUIT TO BE FILED NEXT WEEK SEEKS PLAINTIFFS

ACLJ plans nationwide challenge to health care bill
(Mar. 23, 2010) — The American Center for Law and Justice will be filing a legal challenge to the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday and signed by Obama today.

According to Jordan Sekulow, Director of International Operations at the ACLJ, the non-profit organization is seeking plaintiffs from all 50 states and plans to file the suit in district courts across the country.

Although the “individual mandate” provision of the bill which requires everyone to purchase health insurance does not take effect until 2014, it is the ACLJ’s main focus in its constitutional challenge to the legislation.
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ARIZONA: Suing the Federal Government to overturn individual mandate to purchase insurance

The Governor of Arizona will call a special session of the Arizona State Legislature to pass a bill allowing the Governor to sue to overturn the mandate to purchase health insurance. The Governor was unable to convince Che' Goddard (AZ Attorney General Terry Goddard) to file the suit on behalf of the State of Arizona. After conferring with attorneys and counting votes, Governor Brewer will issue the Call to Special Session. This should be a quick special session, but your calls to the less-conservative Republicans couldn't hurt.

Find contact information at www.azleg.gov

Andrew Jackson: 3/25/1835

"Old Hickory."

During the Revolution, young Andrew Jackson refused to polish the boots of a British officer and was slashed on the arm with a sword and jailed. His mother died of prison fever while caring for captured American soldiers. Jackson carried a bullet in his body from a duel defending his wife's honor.

In the War of 1812, General Andrew Jackson defeated over 2,000 British in the Battle of New Orleans. On January 30, 1835, President Andrew Jackson survived an assassination attempt when Richard Lawrence fired two pistols at him at point blank range. Davy Crockett, who was with the President, disarmed the assailant.

On MARCH 25, 1835, Andrew Jackson wrote in a letter: "I was brought up a rigid Presbyterian, to which I have always adhered. Our excellent Constitution guarantees to every one freedom of religion, and charity tells us (and you know Charity is the real basis of all true religion)..judge the tree by its fruit. All who profess Christianity believe in a Saviour, and that by and through Him we must be saved." Andrew Jackson concluded: "We ought, therefore, to consider all good Christians whose walks correspond with their professions, be they Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Baptist, Methodist or Roman Catholic."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Was Obama really born in Hawaii?

Those concerned Americans who question where Obama was born provide the following evidence as proof that Obama has not conclusively proven that he was born in Hawaii:

62% of Americans Want GOP to Fight Unpopular Obamacare


New film exposes 35 (Muslim) terrorist training compounds in the U.S.

They range from 25 acres to 300 acres.

The left has always complained about American "militias" but you won't hear a peep out of them about this, will you?

Have you ever wondered why Obama insisted on keeping a private, specially-encrypted Blackberry that won't be included in any Presidential archives?

And what would it take to stop U.S. elections? Why, a national emergency followed by martial law, of course!

Watch this!

PS: If you haven't already seen these pictures, YOU MUST! Obama's America Protects Muslim Terrorists, Alienates Allies: Jihadi Undoes US-India ties

Then...and now

Walmart VS Morons

From an email I received, worth posting here:

1 . Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2.. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private Employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

8. During this same period, 31 supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 Years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur At a Wal-Mart store. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.
You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to Fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans

Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!
To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, it is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?
Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our "duly elected' and their staff (they never read anything) will clue them in on how Americans feel.

From lgstarr: [My one caveat: Never forget that NOT ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted for the health care monstrosity that the Democrats just passed!!!]

Responding to Obamacare: Restore, Defeat, Defund, Repeal

From Dick Morris: Now is the time for defiance! Here's what we must do:

Rufus King: 3/24/1755

William Jay, son of the First Supreme Court Chief Justice, helped found New York City's Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. His son, John Jay, was manager of New York Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society in 1834. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the 1844 Amistad case. Salmon P. Chase, appointed Chief Justice by Lincoln, defended so many escaped slaves in his career he was nicknamed "Attorney-General of Fugitive Slaves." Cassius Marcellus Clay, diplomat to Russia for Lincoln and Grant, founded the anti-slavery journal True American in 1845 and helped found the Republican party in 1854.

Rufus King, born MARCH 24, 1755, was one of the youngest signers of the U.S. Constitution, only 32 years old. A Harvard graduate, Rufus King was an aide to General Sullivan during the Revolutionary War. Rufus King later served as U.S. Minister to England and was a Senator from New York. In a speech made before the Senate at the time Missouri was petitioning for statehood, Rufus King stated: "I hold that all laws or compacts imposing any such condition as slavery upon any human being are absolutely void because they are contrary to the law of nature, which is the law of God."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OBAMACARE HAS MORE IN COMMON WITH PROHIBITON

And Prohibition (18th Amendment) was repealed (21st Amendment).

How to get a Planning Permit

I just applied for a Planning permit for a new house.

It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide with 9 turrets at various heights and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system.

It would have parking for 200 cars and I was going to paint it snot green with tatty pink trim.

The Planning Department told me no way.

So I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a Mosque.

Work starts on Monday...

Next step? Cut off Obama's...

...funding!

But, as his favorite Commie sidekick Van Jones always sez: "Don't stop there."

Babies for sale: CHEAP!

It only cost Stupak $1.65 a head...

THE DINNER ROLL

I saw this on my local Republian club (SFVRC) Yahoo group: "My family and I were born in Cuba and we witnessed the same situation there before seeking refuge in the US. This was done to us not by an invading country it was done to us by our own thugs and criminals!"

The Dinner Roll ..

Once upon a time I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President.

I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics.

There was some talk that my industry was being scrutinized by the administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a FREE country. There's nothing that the government can do to me if I've broken no laws. My wealth was EARNED honestly, and an invitation to dinner with an American President is an honor.

I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the President in a yellow dining room.

We sat across from each other at a table draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the china. Uniformed staff served our dinner.

The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly reached out, plucked a dinner roll off my plate and began nibbling it as he walked back to the kitchen..

"Sorry 'bout that," said the President. "Andrew is very hungry."

"I don't appreciate..." I began, but as I looked into the calm brown eyes across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just a dinner roll. "Of course," I concluded, and reached for my glass.

Before I could, however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and swallowed the wine in a single gulp. "And his brother, Eric, is very thirsty," said the President.

I didn't say anything. The President is testing my compassion, I thought. I withheld my comments and decided to play along. I don't want to seem unkind..

My plate was whisked away before I had tasted a bite.

"Eric's children are also quite hungry."

With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out from under me.

I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as it was carried from the room.

And their grandmother can't stand for long."

I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool. Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some game. I reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken.

I turned back to the President.

"Their grandfather doesn't like the cold."

I wanted to shout, "that was my coat!" But again, I looked at the placid smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport. I spread my hands helplessly and chuckled.

Then I felt my hip pocket and realized my wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a phone on an elegant side table.

I learned shortly that my credit cards had been maxed out, my bank accounts emptied, my retirement and equity portfolios had vanished, and my wife had been thrown out of our home.

Apparently, the waiters and their families were moving in. The President hadn't moved or spoken as I learned all this, but finally I lowered the phone into its cradle and turned to face him.

"Andrew's whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven't planned for retirement and they need a house. They recently defaulted on a subprime mortgage. I told them they could have your home. They need it more than you do."

My hands were shaking. I felt faint I stumbled back to the table and knelt on the floor.

The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak, and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small grey circles on the tablecloth that were water drops.

"By the way," he added, "I have just signed an Executive Order nationalizing your factories.

I'm firing you as head of your business. I'll be operating the firm now for the benefit of all mankind.

There's a whole bunch of Erics and Andrews out there and they can't come to you for jobs groveling like beggars...we need to spread YOUR wealth around..."

I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin which had been hiscrème Brule.

He drained the last drops of his wine. As the table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair.

He stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if it were a ledge and I were a man hanging over an abyss.

I thought of the years behind me, of the life I had lived. The life I had earned with a lifetime of work, risk and struggle.

Why was I punished? How had I allowed it to be taken? What game had I played and lost? I looked across the table and noticed with some surprise that there was no game board between us.

What had I done wrong?

As if answering the unspoken thought, President Obama suddenly cocked his head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth, chuckling wryly as he folded his hands.

"You should have stopped me at the dinner roll," he said.

The point of no return

UPDATE: If Americans fail this November to send packing the growing number of congressional Democrats with a statist-collectivist vision for America, then the country, as Ayn Rand predicted years ago, may well be cooked.

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Thomas Sowell: "...the 2010 election may be the last chance to halt the dismantling of America."

Dan Riehl: "If one day someone asks you, what did you do in the war? The time for answering that question is now, not then. It can only be answered with actions, not words."

Read this, it's very important to the future of our country!

Patrick Henry: 3/23/1775

Britain imposed the 1764 Currency Act, 1764 Sugar Act, 1765 Stamp Act, 1765 Quartering Act, 1766 Declaratory Act, 1767 Townshend Act, 1773 Tea Act, 1774 Boston Port Act, 1774 Justice Act, 1774 Massachusetts Government Act, 1774 Quartering Act, 1774 Quebec Act, and 1775 Proclamation of Rebellion.

On MARCH 23, 1775, Patrick Henry spoke to the 2nd Virginia Convention, which was meeting in Richmond's St. John's Church due to British hostilities: "I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery...We have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated...We have prostrated ourselves before the throne...Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence."

Patrick Henry continued: "There is a just God who presides over the destines of nations...who will raise up friends to fight our battle for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Monday, March 22, 2010

HR 2749 is the most vicious and insane bill one could imagine

Martial Law via Food Control: HR 2749

...and the deceptiveness of hiding a Patriot Act in it and the brutal rush to slip it through Congress are ANTI-democratic!

The person who forwarded this information to me mentioned how hard it is to keep up with all the destruction going on in our country...fast and furious.

Go here to tell Congress, “No.”

Jonathan Edwards: 3/22/1758

On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. Valedictorian of his class at Yale, Jonathan Edwards' preaching began the Great Awakening, a revival so widespread history credits it with uniting the colonies prior to the Revolution.

Of the awakening, Ben Franklin wrote: "It was wonderful to see...From being thoughtless or indifferent...it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro' the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in..every street."

Jonathan Edwards' grandson was Yale President Timothy Dwight. On July 4, 1798, Timothy Dwight explained how Voltaire's atheism inspired the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, 1793-1794, where 40,000 people were beheaded: "The...ends proposed by the Illuminati...are the overthrow of religion, government and human society...Murder, butchery and war...are declared by them to be completely justifiable...No villainy...can be named which was not vindicated...Satanic lips polluted the pages of God...inundated the country with...immorality...Where religion prevails, Illumination cannot make disciples, a French Directory cannot govern, a nation cannot be made slaves" Timothy Dwight concluded: "To destroy us therefore...our enemies must first...seduce us from the house of God."

American Minute with Bill Federer

We got you a big fat present that we would NEVER even think of getting for our own families!

Exempted From Obamacare: Senior Staff Who Wrote the Bill

So, how good do you think this health care bill really is then?

The only thing they might have forgotten (or not even known about...or, perhaps, just not really believed) is just how many physicians are simply going to QUIT practicing medicine.

I, for one, will not shed one damned tear for them or their families.

Health Care: Now what happens and when?

The $940 billion health-care overhaul will take nearly a decade to roll out in full. A look at the key parts of the bill and when they go into effect.

2010
Coverage

■Subsidies begin for small businesses to provide coverage to employees.
■Insurance companies barred from denying coverage to children with pre-existing illness.
■Children permitted to stay on their parents' insurance policies until their 26th birthday.

2011
Coverage

■Set up long-term care program under which people pay premiums into system for at least five years and become eligible for support payments if they need assistance in daily living.

Taxes and fees

■Drug makers face annual fee of $2.5 billion (rises in subsequent years).

2013
Taxes and fees

■New Medicare taxes on individuals earning more than $200,000 a year and couples filing jointly earning more than $250,000 a year.
■Tax on wages rises to 2.35% from 1.45%.
■New 3.8% tax on unearned income such as dividends and interest.
■Excise tax of 2.3% imposed on sale of medical devices.

Cost control

■Medicare pilot program begins to test bundled payments for care, in a bid to pay for quality rather than quantity of services.

2014
Coverage

■Create exchanges where people without employer coverage, as well as small businesses, can shop for health coverage. Insurance companies barred from denying coverage to anyone with pre-existing illness.
■Requirement begins for most people to have health insurance. Subsidies begin for lower and middle-income people. People at 133% of federal poverty level pay maximum of 3% of income for coverage. People at 400% of poverty level pay up to 9.5% of income. (Poverty level currently is about $22,000 for a family of four.)
■Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor, expands to all Americans with income up to 133% of federal poverty level.
■Subsidies for small businesses to provide coverage increase. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and average annual wages of less than $25,000 receive tax credit of up to 50% of employer's contribution. Tax credits phase out for larger businesses.

Taxes and fees

■Employers with more than 50 employees that don't provide affordable coverage must pay a fine if employees receive tax credits to buy insurance. Fine is up to $3,000 per employee, excluding first 30 employees.
■Insurance industry must pay annual fee of $8 billion (rises in subsequent years).

Cost control

■Independent Medicare board must begin to submit recommendations to curb Medicare spending, if costs are rising faster than inflation.

2016
Taxes and fees

■Penalty for those who don't carry coverage rises to 2.5% of taxable income or $695, whichever is greater.

2017
Coverage

■Businesses with more than 100 employees can buy coverage on insurance exchanges, if state permits it.

2018
Taxes and fees

■Excise tax of 40% imposed on health plans valued at more than $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for family coverage.

—Sources: House bill; Kaiser Family Foundation

Corrections & Amplifications
The House health legislation imposes a 2.3% excise tax on the sale of medical devices. An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the tax was 2.9%, the figure before a last-minute change to the legislation.

WHAT'S IN THE BILL

REPUBLICAN REP STEVE KING HAS FILED A BILL TO REPEAL OBAMACARE

This is the entire text

Repeal: A one-word agenda for Republicans

Luckily, key parts of Obamacare--especially the subsidies--don’t go into effect until 2014. So what Republicans have to do is to make the 2010 and the 2012 elections referenda on Obamacare, win those elections, and then repeal Obamacare.
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Al Sharpton: “Americans overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected Barack Obama.”

He said this to Geraldo Rivera last night...

Guess it's ok to be honest now that it's too late to do anything about it (or so they all think).

CNN Poll: 59% of Americans Now in Opposition to Obama’s Health Care Plan

From RedState

20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms

With House Democrats poised to pass the Senate health care bill with some reconciliation changes later today, it is worthwhile to take a comprehensive look at the freedoms we will lose.

Of course, the overhaul is supposed to provide us with security. But it will result in skyrocketing insurance costs and physicians leaving the field in droves, making it harder to afford and find medical care. We may be about to live Benjamin Franklin’s adage, “People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.”

The sections described below are taken from HR 3590 as agreed to by the Senate and from the reconciliation bill as displayed by the Rules Committee.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why Obamacare Won't Work

CARPE DIEM: Why Obamacare Won't Work: It Will Be Rational for People and Companies to Drop Insurance, Pay Fine

BULLET points

The Snare of Fear

Proverbs 29:25 tells us,

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

A snare is a noose used for catching an animal. Fear will cause you to be snared or trapped, just like an animal.

I have a friend in the church who has a very large nut tree in his yard, which the squirrels regularly raid. He put this big net over the tree, but it did not seem to deter the squirrels at all. So he finally got a trap and set it up on the roof right next to the nut tree. To date, he has caught about 120 squirrels.

When the squirrel is in the trap, it is totally at his mercy. It can't go anywhere. He happens to be a fairly merciful gentleman, so he takes them over to a local park and lets them go.

When fear gets a hold of your life, you become like one of those trapped squirrels—you are not going anywhere. You are at its mercy. You will not progress spiritually. It keeps you bound. The fear of man can keep you from obeying God; it will keep you from pleasing God. It will keep you from the joy you would experience when you trust God.

In fact, there is a contrast in our verse today. The man or woman who is bound by the fear of man, will not be trusting God in some area of his life. Look at the two parts of the verse together: The fear of man brings a snare, but... in contrast ...whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

Do not allow the fear of man to control your life. Instead, trust in the Lord.

Bayless Conley

Johann Sebastian Bach: 3/21/1685

Johann Sebastian Bach was born MARCH 21, 1685. By age 10 his parents had died. At 18, Bach was a church organist, followed by positions in royal courts. Once Bach was imprisoned because a duke did not want him employed elsewhere. Widowed with 7 children, he remarried and had 13 more.

Considered the "master of masters," Johann Sebastian Bach's works include Passion According to St. Matthew, and Jesus, Meine Freude (Jesus, My Joy!). Johann Sebastian Bach stated: "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging."

On February 22, 1990, President George H.W. Bush stated: "The Bible has had a critical impact upon the development of Western civilization. Western literature, art, and music are filled with images and ideas that can be traced to its pages."

Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in McCollum v. Board of Education, 1948: "It would not seem practical to teach either practice or appreciation of the arts if we are to forbid exposure of youth to any religious influences Music without sacred music would be incomplete, even from a secular point of view."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

VIGIL

On the Eve of the Greatest Rout of the Constitution in US History


The rally was called just two days ago and OVER 100,000 made it to Washington to protest the democrat’s unconstitutional take over of the health care industry!

Saturday’s event featured actor Jon Voight, Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference, Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Steve King, R-Iowa.


Final health bill omits some of Obama's promises

But, golly, don't blame poor Obama!

He's just a newbie, so give him a couple more years to tinker and then maybe everything'll be alright...but, ya gotta pass this one NOW!...

Sir Isaac Newton: 3/20/1727

Sir Isaac Newton died MARCH 20, 1727. With his mother widowed twice, he had been raised by his grandmother before being sent off to grammar school and later Cambridge. Newton discovered calculus, the laws of gravity and built the first reflecting telescope. Using a prism, Newton demonstrated that a beam of light contained all the colors of the rainbow.

President of the Royal Society from 1703 till his death, Sir Isaac Newton wrote in Principia, 1687: "This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Being...All variety of created objects which represent order and life in the universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the Lord God."

In Optics, 1704, Newton wrote: "God in the beginning formed matter." Regarding the Bible, Newton wrote: "The system of revealed truth which this Book contains is like that of the universe, concealed from common observation yet the labors of the centuries have established its Divine origin." In A Short Scheme of the True Religion, Sir Isaac Newton wrote: "Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Friday, March 19, 2010

William Bradford: 3/19/1590

When Shakespeare was 26-years-old, William Bradford was born, MARCH 19, 1590 At age 17, Bradford fled for Holland with persecuted Pilgrims. At age 30, he sailed with them to America. In 1621, William Bradford was chosen governor and reelected 30 times till his death.

In his History of the Plymouth Plantation, 1650, William Bradford wrote: "Since ye first breaking out of ye lighte of ye gospell in our Honourable Nation of England...what warrs and opposissions...Satan hath raised...against the Saints...by bloody death and cruell torments...imprisonments, banishments...What could now sustaine them but ye spirite of God and His grace?...Ought not the children of these fathers rightly say: Our fathers...came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness; but they cried unto ye Lord, and He heard their voyce."

William Bradford continued: "All great and honourable actions are accompanied with great difficulties...Out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing...and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Magnificent Terror



The Bear - Film by Jean-Jacques Annaud (03:55)


21st Century Neighborhood Watch

Government Run Health Care

We have the morality of freedom, America's founding principles, and 300 million guns in private hands on our side.

That's a very good basis for realistic optimism...

Jim Cramer on Obamacare: "It is the single biggest impediment to the stock market going higher."

VIDEO:
First, it is the single biggest impediment to the stock market going higher,” Cramer said. “And a lot of this has to do with what's not being talked about enough with how it's going to be paid and also about what it will do to small business formation. This bill is a disaster for both.
Will Obama-Care Topple the Market?

ObamaCare will likely increase the deficit by an average $76 billion per year. Here's why:

WSJ: Mandates and Taxes Re-Burden Health Insurance Markets

Is Obamacare really worth the loss of millions upon millions of jobs?

YOU'RE JOB IS NEXT!

PS: As one caller said to Rush Limbaugh today: If they'd just focus on jobs, we could all actually afford to buy health insurance!

Birds, Fish, and Democrats: The Firedoglake Chart of Lies

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/03/so-many-lies-so-little-time.html

Obamacare: Drafting of a Socialist Democracy

If "Obamacare" passes in any form, the Democrats in the short term will face certain obliteration; but, in the long term, they will have done more since both the New Deal and the Great Society to cultivate an overarching dependency class. In creating a system of permanently increasing taxes and deficits (once it becomes clear that the presently imagined manners of paying for this new system will be all too inadequate, especially after the first decade of its existence), this monstrosity will rape whatever financial independence the already overtaxed middle class may be able to muster.
BEAR TO THE RIGHT

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Johnny Appleseed: 3/18/1845

70-years-old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, laid down on the floor to sleep and never woke up. This was how John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, died on MARCH 18, 1845.

Johnny Appleseed's father, Nathaniel, was a Minuteman who fought the British at Concord in 1775. Johnny Appleseed collected seeds from apple cider presses in western Pennsylvania and planted nurseries from the Alleghenies to central Ohio, giving thousands of seedlings to westward bound pioneers. He lived at harmony with Indians, bringing them medicinal plants. During the War of 1812, Johnny Appleseed heard the British had incited an Indian attack, so he ran 30 miles from Mansfield to Mount Vernon, Ohio, to warn settlers.

Bare foot, wearing a mush pan over his eccentric long hair and an old coffee sack over his shoulders, Johnny Appleseed had a unique devotion to nature and the Bible. He called an apple blossom a "living sermon from God" and often quoted the Sermon on the Mount. Poet William Henry Venable wrote: "Remember Johnny Appleseed - All ye who love the apple - He served his kind by word and deed - In God's grand greenwood chapel."

American Minute with Bill Federer

"But wait, this is insane: they will kill the golden goose..."

The New America?

The result is that we are witnessing a quiet but insidious revolution. At home, if successful, the state and its vast array of newly hired employees, will administer our health care system, as well as education loans (and that will need a sort of new agency like the Postal Service or DMV). We now take for granted take-overs of much of the automobile industry and financial organizations. Should cap and trade pass, the administration would be dictating energy use. If you add it up — going to the doctor, driving a car, stopping by an ATM, flipping on the lights, taking out a student loan — you could run bump into a lot of new federal bureaucrats. And that’s the point, isn’t it after all?

I doubt anyone in the administration believes that these new public sectors of the economy will be better run. (After all, the Obamas themselves did not wish to live in a city-run housing tract, or send their children to an inner-city public school: wishing to be paid by the government is rather different than relying on the government).

So What’s the Plan?

So the point instead is I think fourfold:

a) those who profit from running these new agencies will be our new anointed class, at the top, Ivy-League technocrats, and lower down among the ranks, the politically deserving: power and patronage;

b) the resultant cost increases will require more taxes on those whose ill-gotten gains should be properly redistributed to the commune; gorge the beast;

c) in political terms, a constituency that either administers or receives federal larges (think of an ACORN/SEIU hybrid) will prove a predictably loyal base in future elections: dependent future voters;

d) federal and state wages and pensions will remind us all during tough times that government “service” is the only steady, reliable, and fair employer: we will all end up the same.

Some readers point out — “But wait, this is insane: they will kill the golden goose. What fuels redistributive government are taxes from the creation of private wealth that demands open markets, incentives for profit, reasonable taxes to allow enjoyment of profits, principled exploitation of natural resources, and government enhancement rather than restriction of business.”

Why Do They Do it?

But I think the Obamians either have not read history and so do not appreciate how statism/socialism/communism have impoverished all that they have touched, or they assume capitalism solely is run by nice-guy billionaires like Buffet, Gates, and Soros who apparently clapped their hands, made a few billion, and then are happy to live on a billion or two and give the rest away to progressive causes.

There is no appreciation that scrappy, often grubby Americans this minute are scrambling on their computer terminals, on their forklifts, in their commuting cars to run a business, provide a service, or move up the employment ladder in hopes of improving their lot and leaving behind something for their kids. They are the engines of capitalism and they don’t often go to Yale, or Rev. Wright’s church, or work at Human Resources Department. And when they all do, we will be in sorry shape.
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White House: Hey, if we get away with this, we may not even vote on other bills either!

White House Won't Rule Out That Obama Will Sign Other Bills--Such As Immigration Reform--That Are Not Put to Yea-or-Nay Votes in Both Houses

Healthcare Nazis: IRS to confiscate refunds if there are penalties for not buying health care

House Ways and Means Republicans on Thursday assailed a provision in the proposed health care reform bill under consideration this week.

Subcommittee on Oversight ranking member Charles Boustany (R-La.) said the IRS provision in the bill "dangerously expands, in an ominous way the tentacles of the IRS and it's reach into every American family," he said today during a press conference.

"This is a vast expanse of power," he said.
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UNDERSTANDING THE NEW HEALTH RECONCILIATION BILL

Frm Keith Hennessey, former senior White House economic advisor to President George W. Bush: Since things are moving quickly, I’m going to repeatedly update this post. You might want to bookmark it and return for updates...

HAT TIP: Instapundit

FDA Issues Final Rule Restricting Access and Marketing of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Products to Youth

Manufacturers and retailers who do not comply with the rule may be subject to enforcement action.

For the HHS Press Release, click here.

4 more things you can do to stop the Democrats' health care bill

From Tea Party Patriots

There are 4 more actions you can take regarding stopping government takeover of health care.

1. Many people are emailing us requesting we be available in DC on Saturday, March 20. For that reason we will be back in DC on Capitol Hill Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 am, we are asking for those who can come to DC, to come back. We will have a brief rally and then divide up to go walk the halls of Congress. Before the House vote on government takeover of health care in November, there are lots of government health care advocates walking the halls of Congress keeping track of how the Congressmen would vote. We are asking you to do the same. You are the ordinary citizen not a lobbyist or other special interest. They are elected to represent you. They need to be reminded one last time who you are and why you do not want this bill to pass.

2. Keep calling and visiting the local district offices of the targeted Congressmen. We have been advised that 6 - 10 constituents visiting an office in 1 day is a lot. If you are a constituent or know someone who is a constituent of those who are undecided on the health care bill, stop in their office and tell them why you want them to vote no.

3. Call your Governor, State Senator, and State Representative. Ask them if they have told the Congressmen to vote no on health care. Remind them that they have political influence and you want them to exercise it.

4. If you are in the Fairfax, VA area Friday morning very early and want to watch President Obama speak or to protest outside of where he will be speaking, contact Diana Reimer (philatppatriots@gmail.com). President Obama will be speaking at the Patriot Center at George Mason University. Tickets are not required for this event which seats 10,000 people and is first come first serve. The President will be speaking about government takeover of health care

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske, Rob Gaudet, Ryan Hecker, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman

Visit Tea Party Patriots at: http://teapartypatriots.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ObamaCare's Worst Tax Hike

For the first time, payroll levies will hit investment income...

St. Patrick: 3/17/461 AD

MARCH 17, around 461 AD, St. Patrick died.

As a teenager, the Roman Legions guarding his community in Britain were withdrawn to defend Rome from invading tribes such as the Huns. Unprotected, Britain was attacked by raiders, who carried away thousands.

Patrick was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland, which was ruled by the Druids, who practiced human sacrifice. For six years Patrick herded animals until he escaped.

In his forties he had a dream calling him back to Ireland. In his Confession, Patrick wrote: "In the depth of the night, I saw a man named Victoricus coming as if from Ireland, with innumerable letters, and he gave me one and while I was reading I thought I heard the voice of those near the western sea call out: 'Please, holy boy, come and walk among us again.' Their cry pierced my very heart, and I could read no more, and so I awoke."

Patrick returned to Ireland, confronted the Druids, converted Chieftains, and used the three-leaf clover to teach the Trinity. Baptizing 120,000 and founding 300 churches, he wrote: "Patrick the sinner, an unlearned man to be sure. None should ever say that it was my ignorance that accomplished any small thing, it was the gift of God."

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St. Patty's Day Riddles

Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun? - Because they're always a little short.


How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time? - He's Dublin over with laughter!


What's Irish and stays out all night? - Patty O'furniture!


What do you call an Irishman who’s continuously bouncing off of the walls? – Rick O'Shea!


What did one Irish ghost say to the other? - Top o' the moaning to ya!


What do you call a big Irish spider? - Paddy long legs!


How do you get an Irishman to climb on the roof? - Tell him that the drinks are on the house.


What do you get when you cross poison ivy and a four-leaf clover? – A rash of good luck.


Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover? - You shouldn’t press your luck.


How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time? - He's Dublin over with laughter!


What do you call a fake stone in Ireland? - A Shamrock.


"Doc, I can't stop singing, 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'

So his doctor said, "That sounds a lot like the Tom Jones Syndrome."

"Is it common?"

"Well, 'It's Not Unusual.'"


And,


What has four legs, is big, green, fuzzy, and if it fell out of a tree would kill you? - A pool table.

THE AUSCHWITZ ALBUM

The only surviving visual evidence.

"We lit the candles to pray for America"

Today, the lot of us did something we haven’t done in a very long while.

We went into a little Catholic church here in Boystown, and we lit every candle in the place, dropping a good $50 in the donation tin for all that fire and wax...
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Reform Threatens Alternative Medicine

If you're an alternative healthcare consumer, the money you will be forced to spend subsidizing other people's establishment healthcare, through premiums and higher taxes, is money you can no longer spend on holistic and natural medicine for you and your family. It's as if the government forced you to join and pay for a food shopping club that didn't include natural food stores. After you finished paying thousands of dollars up front to the big supermarket chains you rarely if ever visit, where would you find the money for the natural food you really want?
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Idaho became the first state today to sign into a law legislation against Obamacare...

Similar legislation is pending in 37 other states...

When the government says that they can manage YOUR money and your health better than you can, on what basis do you believe them?

There is NO track record to support such a silly notion. So, on what basis is there any support for nationalized health care?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Obamacare Follies












CODE RED: AMERICAN POWER

Thousands protest Obamacare in Washington, D.C. today...

HAT TIP: GatewayPundit

SOCIALISTS AND COMMUNISTS HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF OUR GOVERNMENT

The Truth about Progressives, aka Marxists
SOCIALISTS AND COMMUNISTS HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF OUR GOVERNMENT
by JB Williams, ©2010

Karl Marx, 1818-1883: "Democracy is the road to socialism."
(Mar. 16, 2010) — To fully understand the progressive movement and its current rush to grab one-sixth of the US economy via unconstitutional federal health care mandates, one must follow the trail that leads from the Maoist Movement of the ‘60s that started in Berkeley, California, and the Marxist Movement that has culminated in the joint venture between the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA, today’s Democratic Socialists of America.

You do not have to believe what I tell you in this column. But if you study the sources linked in this column, no reasonable mind can come to any other conclusion.
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UPDATE: From Jesse Petrilla (1/29/09)
I just returned to America from Europe where I led an incredible delegation to meet with European leaders in an effort to see a glimpse into a possible future for America by viewing the end results of years of failed liberal policies on European nations. Let these experiences and facts serve as the warning to what will be the result if we blindly continue on a path of destruction sewn by politicians who believe socialism, appeasement, and other leftist policies will benefit America in any way.
The Seeds of Liberalism

The recording of Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli puts him on a growing list of elected leaders, members of Congress and state officials who have addressed concerns over Obama's eligibility to occupy the White House...

A newly unearthed recording reveals a state attorney general explaining how the president's eligibility could be tested in the courts by a lawyer defending a client against an accusation brought under legislation signed by Obama.

The recording of Virginia Attorney General puts him on a growing list of elected leaders, members of Congress and state officials who have addressed concerns over Obama's eligibility to occupy the White House.
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ARCHIVE

A Republican, a Libertarian, and a Democrat walk into a coffee shop...

A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee.

The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?"

The waitress nodded "Yes," so the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.

The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back.

He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea.

He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus, over there?"

The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat."

The third patron to come into the restaurant was a Democrat on crutches.

He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about gettin' me a cold mug of Miller Light?"

He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that God's boy over there?"

The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. "On my bill," he said loudly.

As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed."

The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up, and danced a jig out the door.

Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed."

The Libertarian felt his back straighten up and he raised his hands, praised the Lord, and did a series of back flips out the door.

Then, Jesus walked towards the Democrat, just smiling...

The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me... I'm collecting disability!"

Got cancer? Want the newest treatment?

Obama sez fuhgeddaboudit!

Almost 1 out of 3 Physicians May Leave Medicine if Obamacare passes

It's widely known that Obamacare will bring with it a very big problem: a shortage of doctors. When you add millions of people to the medical system, as Dick Morris has discussed, there is a huge shortage to begin with.

Three of my own doctors have told me they will quit practicing medicine (or retire early) if Obamacare passes. They are GREAT doctors and my husband and I are beyond heartsick.

Now Carpe Diem just posted this survey of physicians conducted by The Medicus Firm in December 2009...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen

In the ever-expanding state that the left creates, the vast majority of individuals lose significance in that they are simply less needed as the state takes over many of their roles...as the state expands further into health care, the same will happen to doctors as power and prestige are transferred from them to the heads of dozens of new government health regulatory agencies. Over time, neither you nor your doctor will fully decide your treatment...

...you will be needed essentially for one thing: to finance the one thing that is truly needed -- the state.
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Memo to the White House: one can only reduce cost on an item 100%. That makes it free.

Obama sez: How many people are getting insurance through their jobs right now? Raise your hands. All right, well, a lot of those folks, your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3000%, which means they could give you a raise!

...but Bush was stupid...right...so we just HAD TO HAVE Obama.

US refuses to fly its flag at its main relief installation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Well, it's not really the U.S.--it's Obama.

The decision not to fly the flag is an embarrassment of weakness on the part of Obama...

Another fine mess from this administration!

...the Air Force estimates it could be short 800 fighter-bombers by 2024

...and a heartbreaking story from WSJ: Cancelling the F-22 Raptor, the most capable fighter plane ever produced, is yet another act in the tragedy of a nation that, bankrupting itself, embracing moral decline, and apologizing to its enemies, is losing the will to prevail...

James Madison: 3/16/1751

Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify the Constitution. He introduced the First Amendment in the first session of Congress. This was James Madison, born MARCH 16, 1751.

During the War of 1812, Madison proclaimed two National Days of Prayer, 1812 and 1813. When the British marched on Washington, D.C., citizens evacuated, along with President and Dolly Madison. On August 25, 1814, as the British burned the White House, Capitol and public buildings, dark clouds began to roll in. A tornado sent debris flying, blew off roofs and knocked chimneys over on top of British troops. Two cannons were lifted off the ground and dropped yards away. A British historian wrote: "More British soldiers were killed by this stroke of nature than from all the firearms the American troops had mustered."

British forces fled in confusion and rains extinguished the fires. Madison then proclaimed a National Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting & Prayer to Almighty God on November 16, 1814. Two weeks after the War ended, Madison proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving & Devout Acknowledgment to Almighty God, March 4, 1815.

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