Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Pot Calling the

Liars and Triggers and Politicians, Oh My!

Joe Biden says that SC Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst, "You Lie" was an embarrassment. Coming from Joe, someone that has a vast knowledge and understanding of how to embarrass one's self, that really carries some weight. But in last night's Presidential address to a joint session of Congress, Joe Wilson's remark, albeit poor decorum, was the only thing we can be certain was truthful.

Even the Associated Press, not a bastion of right wing pundits, came out and said that President Obama wasn't fully upfront, ( translation: was Lying) about the facts he laid out in his speech last night.

OBAMA: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."
THE FACTS: Though there's no final plan yet, the White House and congressional Democrats already have shown they're ready to skirt the no-new-deficits pledge.

OBAMA: "Don't pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. ... That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."
THE FACTS: Obama and congressional Democrats want to pay for their health care plans in part by reducing Medicare payments to providers by more than $500 billion over 10 years. The cuts would largely hit hospitals and Medicare Advantage, the part of the Medicare program operated through private insurance companies.

OBAMA: Requiring insurance companies to cover preventive care like mammograms and colonoscopies "makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives."
THE FACTS: Studies have shown that much preventive care — particularly tests like the ones Obama mentions — actually costs money instead of saving it. That's because detecting acute diseases like breast cancer in their early stages involves testing many people who would never end up developing the disease. The costs of a large number of tests, even if they're relatively cheap, will outweigh the costs of caring for the minority of people who would have ended up getting sick without the testing.

OBAMA: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
THE FACTS: That's correct, as far as it goes. But neither can the plan guarantee that people can keep their current coverage. Employers sponsor coverage for most families, and they'd be free to change their health plans in ways that workers may not like, or drop insurance altogether. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the health care bill written by House Democrats and said that by 2016 some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it because their employers would decide to stop offering it.
In the past Obama repeatedly said, "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period." Now he's stopping short of that unconditional guarantee by saying nothing in the plan "requires" any change.

And through out his whole speech he kept on referring to his plan, "In the plan that I'm proposing" and phrases as such, but I have one question....What Plan! If you asked him, "what page can we find where it says this or says that". He has no plan of his own. There are the 2 plans being considered by the house, and another or two being considered by the Senate, so what plan is he referring to? No wonder the biggest laugh from the attending congressman and senators was when he said, "Now we still have a few details to work out...." Ya Think!

The one man telling the truth last night, Joe Wilson, will now become the whipping post for the left, and they will ignore the mis-truths and down right lies said last night. For that I'm not happy....oh but deep down inside I'm saying "thanks Joe, you're right, he has no clothes!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

President Obama Speeks to Our Children

Today, noon EST, the president will make a speech to our nations students, K- 12. Much as been said about this speech, how it may be propaganda, or brain washing, but I just read the speech, and with only one exception I thought it was very good. But what else could expect from the "Teleprompter and Cheif".

By using his own story and the story of others that have not let their circumstance make them a victim, he stated clearly that kids need to press forward and not let anything get in the way of their education. He said that it's not just themselves they would be cheating if they knuckled under to pier pressure and did things that caused them to not give their best effort, if they just stopped trying because they failed at first. Obama said that if they give up on their education that it would hurt the country as well. I have to fully agree with the President on this one. Learning from failure, as he points out, is the way many great figures in our history learned their trade.

The only point I took exception was near the end, where the President takes credit for giving the kids their classrooms and text books and computers and such; "I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn." Excuse me Mr. President, but my taxes and my donations and time and effort provide much of those things you mentioned. I thought this was a little of what everyone was worried about, I mean can't you see kids out there telling their parents, "President Obama gives us our books and computers at school mommy, he's awesome!" That just makes me feel a little queasy.

But I have to give the people of this country that spoke up about it credit in changing the tone of the speech. He had the Education Dept. send out outlines and study guides to help teachers with discussions after the speech. They had questions like " Write a letter to yourself stating how you can help the President" and such. This was changed and those items deleted from the study guide because of the stink many Americans made. I think now we will here from the media and critics of the folks that took their kids out of school and such that "they were wrong about the speech so they must be wrong about everything else." Well, we don't know what the speech was going to be like before the stink was made so that dog won't hunt.

I say, well done Mr. President, telling our kids to stay in school, don't let your circumstances stop you from getting your education and do it for your country. Just back down a little on the ego, all right!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Do They Have a Mirror?

Can they see themselves? They, the Obama administration and the Congressional Democrats, are being accused of taking this country down the road to a communal state, socialism or fascism. And yet, they are doing things that can only be interpreted as doing just that and promoting this type of government system around the world.

The first example is the hideous way this administration has reacted to the small, but democratic republic of Honduras and their ousting of their corrupt, drug running president with eyes on a Chaves style dictatorship. As I have stated in my previous post, "We are All Hondurans Now" , the Honduran government has followed their constitution and the removal of Pres. Manuel Zelaya. And it was approved by their supreme court and the attorney general of Honduras. The Vise. President, Zelaya's VP from the same party, is now acting president and has vowed to step down after he served out the rest of Zelaya's term. He will run I'm sure, but this was not a "military Coup".

But what is the reaction of the Obama administration? They cut off most diplomatic ties, and turned away, or kicked out diplomats from the US. Foreign aid has been cut off, and they have told the world that Honduras must reinstate Zelaya. So they agree with Chaves, Castro, Noriega, and the UN. Way to support Democracy Barry, I guess birds of a feather screech to together.

Another point is the defence and admiration of Obama's Green Advisor, Van Jones. This man has done nothing but expound the ugly, statist views that are what we feared from the "One". He slams all that is good about our great country. All he sees is the worst, and has shown himself as a racist and a self avowed communist. But yet, the WH just brushes off his connections with radicals of all kinds. Thank you Glenn Beck for exposing this dirt bag for the hater he is. I've never seen a person express these views with such arrogance and hostility toward his fellow citizens.

He is a "Truther" who believes, or did believe, that President Bush 43, was an active participant in bring 9/11 to come about. And they call "Birthers" nut jobs, this man thinks that our government, yes I don't trust them but come on, orchestrated the 9/11 hijacking and the bringing down of the WTC and bombing the Pentagon. There is no comparison when it comes to the nuttiness of this to the birthers, this goes beyond just lack of trust, it is an out and out vial hatred of our government, and our way of life. I can't comprehend the mind that can think that we, the government, would kill 3,000 of our own. And this administration knew of his past, and brought him on anyway, and then they ask why we don't trust this president's judgement!

And now, to top off a great summer season of praising our enemies and jumping on our friends, the WH and State Dept. are going to "celebrate" the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Ah, the Chi-coms, what a country. They will celebrate a country were over 70,000,000 of it's citizens were murdered by their "great leader". They killed far more people than Hitler or Stalin, yet we go about trading with them and selling them our debt. And when you owe someone money, they have a lot of control over you. NOT a good thing, when you see how they treat their own citizens; just think how they'd treat debtors or a foe. And now we have Dems coming out and praising them.

Do the people that surround Obama see what we're all seeing out here, outside the beltway? We see this WH slamming old friends like Honduras, (and Israel), and siding with socialist dictators. We see them defend a man that spews hate and thinks Bush caused 9/11 so he could go fight an unjust war, for oil (have you seen oil prices since we started killing terrorists?). And now, the Great People's Republic of China is praised for their 60th B-day, and the WH will raise their flag on WH grounds. That should look good back home in Beijing on the People's news.

All they need to do now is knuckle under to Russia and not go forward with the missile defence shield in eastern Europe and ......what......that's not going to happen either...... wow, didn't see that coming.

UPDATE: Van Jones, the Green Czar has resigned, Can I get an Amen! Way to go GP and Glenn Beck. I hope this makes a trend.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

545 - VS - 300,000,000

I saw this on Theo Spark and remembered seeing Mr. Reese on TV when I was a child. He was the Conservative in a "Point - Counter Point" segment on WFTV channel 9, ABC's affiliate in Orlando, FL. He was also a columnist for The Orlando Sentinel for quite a long time and seeing him out of the blue brought back so many memories. Theo Spark got this from "Stormbringer".

This column is right on the money, I think it should be read word for word at Tea Party rallies and other events where we the people gather to make our voices heard.

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no insoluble government problems.

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

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

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

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

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