Saturday, August 22, 2009

Remember Your Outrage

Too often Americans forget about news events. A few weeks or a couple of months pass and it becomes a memory loss.

Don't let it happen now. We are loosing our freedoms, big time! Congress is running away with our liberties. Congress remains insulated from their constituents. They really believe that they are superior to us and that we need to be led, not the other way around. They act like the school yard bully and always want things their way. They want to change America and give us socialized medicine without our voice in the matter. Congress lets special interests like SEIU, GE, AARP, and ACORN have more input, to legislation than we do.

It's really doubtful that Congress has the constitutional authority to do these things, and yet they remain unchallenged - except for a few voices like the NRA. It all evolves around the interpretation of the 10th amendment. (More on this in a later topic).

Forget already? Here are a few reminders; Americans need to remember how you are treated by your representatives when you ask valid questions and try to get answers. Remember the names you are called for having an opposing opinion for government policies. Think of how some congressmen (like Heath Shuler, [D] 11th district of NC) avoided town meetings so they could skip face-to-face meetings with constituents. Or worse yet, like Congressman Barney Frank ([D] of MA) who tell tells his constituents that he'd rather talk to the dining room table than them.

Remember how Congress jammed-down your throats the Stimulus and Omnibus bills without listening to you for input. Remember that passing the stimulus package did NOT reduce unemployment (as promised) and keep it under 8%. Instead, it actually climbed to just short of 10% as of this writing. Remember the President's promise to eliminate pork from government spending before he was elected. Remember the "pork" contained in these bills and the wasteful spending from both houses in Congress and the President happily signed it into law!

Oh, and best of all, don't forget the record deficits that Obama's administration created (now estimated to be 10 trillion dollars). Remember the unsustainable mortgage Obama and Congress have put on our country and how this will inevitably cause the dollar to drop in value world-wide. Your grandchildren will still be paying for them after we are gone. Remember all the broken campaign promises of no new taxes. Remember those who made those promises. Remember the good old days when Americans had a higher standard of living.

Vote in Mid-Term Elections
Americans, vote, and vote your hearts out in the mid-term elections. In Chicago and in Minnesota, vote and vote often! Dump the Congressional fools who think that we work for them. Even the score. Clean house and start with a fresh deck of players.

Your Motto
2010 - Won't Get Fooled Again!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Quid Pro Quo?

The phrase means "something for something". For example, you do me a favor and I'll return the favor back to you.

Why is this a topic today? There are two reasons for this topic.

Reason 1: The Hypocrisy

First, the Obama administration has just granted a 2 Billion dollar ($2,000,000,000,000) loan to an oil company in Brazil. (We probably just printed it). The reason for this loan is so the oil company can drill offshore (in Brazil) for oil!

Remember back in July 2008 when Obama was running for office? He is on the record against offshore drilling because he claimed that it was unnecessary! Actually, he was trying to keep environmentalists happy. He stated on July 30, 2008 "We could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling if everybody just inflated their tires?... and getting regular tune ups you could save just as much".

Now he has authorized loaning money to do what he was opposed to in 2008! Apparently, it's bad to do it in the US, but OK to do it in Brazil! Does this make ANY sense? Yes, because he's a hypocrite!

Now as President, Obama thinks its all right to drill offshore (in Brazil). That's not a consistent environmental position!! He flip flopped. Being elected President, he can "forget" his strong environmental stand a year ago.

Wouldn't it be BETTER to drill offshore in our own waters where we could keep the oil for ourselves? Wouldn't that help our economy?

We would get revenue without lending billions of American dollars to foreign countries - especially when America is so SHORT of money! Drilling offshore here would also create new jobs for Americans and add to our oil production. This in turn, would make us less dependant on mid-eastern oil.

Sara Palin has this to say about it: "Buy American is a wonderful slogan, but you can't say in one breath that you want to strengthen our economy and stimulate it and then in another ship our much needed dollars to a nation desperate to drill while depriving us [United States] of the same opportunity".

Invalidation for Drilling
Obama logic is NOT buy American! The Obama "thinking" negates the logic he used to avoid offshore drilling in the United States. How can he justify this position and NOT drill in the USA? Maybe there another reason...

Reason 2: Time for a Payback?
The name of the Brazilian oil company who is getting the loan is Petrobras. It is the 7th most profitable oil producer in the world. They have $120 billion dollars in annual sales. They have a market value of $188 billion dollars. Why do they need a loan when they are making record profits selling oil? Let's have a deeper look.

The largest holdings in George Soros's hedge fund is in Petrobras. Soros owns $811 million dollars of Petrobras. See the connection here? Unfortunately the Petrobras stock has dropped in value and reduced Soros's stake by $235 million dollars. So what you ask?

George Soros donated millions to President Obama's political campaign. He also funds other left wing organizations like and others.

Is this the big Quid Pro Quo or just a BIG coincidence? This may be the REAL reason for the loan.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trust Them With Healthcare?

Hundreds of automobile dealers in the New York and elsewhere have stopped the Cash for Clunkers program.

The government is NOT sending dealers the reimbursements that they promised with the legislation they passed!! The dealers who have sold cars under this program expect the government to live up to their promise to reimburse them with $4,500 per car. So far, it's not working too well.

The Fed owes dealers $1.6 Billion dollars. The government has only paid about 2% of the clunker deals made so far. The dealers now fear that they will NOT receive what is officially owed to them under the new law.

You CAN'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT!! They can't get this program to work correctly. How can we trust them to get government healthcare to work?

Warning Americans
Wise up America. This poor track record is for a total amount of three billion ($3,000,000,000) dollars. If the government messes up with this amount of financing, what can we expect when they force Americans to have a 1.6 trillion ($1,600,000,000,000) dollar healthcare program? Guess what? They will create total disorder on a GRAND SCALE!!!

Don't let Congress jam this down your throats. There is NOTHING in the Constitution that gives Congress the authority to do it in the first place! Who put Congress in charge of your LIFE? No one. They actually believe that they can socialize our healthcare system just because the Democrat/Progressives "Think" they know what's good for us! That's wrong and you know it.

Action To Take
Attend a town meeting. Denounce government healthcare. Call, write, or email your representatives. Tell them "Hands-off my life". Vote "NO" on ANY government healthcare program.

If they continue to threaten us by passing any legislation without including feedback from the Republican party, remember this in the 2010 mid-term elections. Make them a Promise! Get rid of ANY legislator who supports ObamaCare by voting them out of office!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

AARP Looses Members

Since July 1, 2009 it is estimated that the AARP has lost over 60,000 members because of the group's support of ObamaCare.

Many seniors are seriously concerned about the proposed Medicare cuts in order to fund the new government healthcare program. (As well we should!)...

Membership loss suggests that members were dissatisfied with the political positions taken by the AARP. The AARP has run political ads supporting ObamaCare and government healthcare.

Some argue that AARP likes Obamacare because they will still be allowed to offer their supplementary insurance if the government plan passes. Others argue that in addition to healthcare, they are fed up with AARP supporting more gun legislation.

Action To Take
If you are a member, disassociate with AARP. If you are NOT a member - DON'T join! Call or write and let them know your angry with how they "represent" their members.

Free Speech Lives?

Pressure Works!
After sending SPAMs to people who never solicited information, the White House was accused of using information from the government web site to SPAM Americans. We still haven't discovered where the White House got the email addresses in question, but we do know that they SPAMED Americans!

Blatant Bullying
The snitch web site ( introduced on August 4, 2009. Obama's representative Linda Douglas, encouraged you to "snitch" on anyone who gave "fishy" information regarding the ObamaCare health plan. In other words, let them know of anyone who opposed the government health plan so they could get more information about them.

Intimidation from the White House clearly limits free speech. This was a first Amendment violation! Collecting this information was against the law! This illegal activity came from the Obama administration, remember, the one who was going to provide all that wonderful transparency.

Senator John Cornyn (R) of Texas accused the President of creating an enemies list. He referred to it as the "Obama monitoring program". Strange that the White House could come up with thousands of email addresses of people who had NEVER solicited the government for anything. Where did they get these addresses? Are they from an enemies list? Some speculate that the AARP disclosed email addresses, thus explaining the loss of over 60,000 members since July 1, 2009. The general public still does not know.

Dumped the Site
Between his complaints and your outrage, the White House removed the web site! Good riddance! However, that still does not explain the SPAM they produced in large quantities.

Americans, never let the White House or the President intimidate you or your right to free speech. It's OK to disagree with his policies and even protest if you like.

Actions To Take
If you get any threats regarding your opposition to the government policies, notify the police. Get it on record. If you receive any unsolicited emails regarding healthcare, notify the media (preferably more than one or two major networks). Make it a public record that you are being harassed by the government.

Monday, August 17, 2009

More Worries...

The government rationing of healthcare is inevitable. (Read the previous blog topic "What Is Comparative Effectiveness?" Rationing IS unavoidable under the present proposed healthcare plan. To make matters worse, President Obama has two healthcare advisers who support the ideas of euthanasia. Ezekiel Emanuel (previously mentioned) and Cass Sustein.

A Closer Look At Mr. Sustein
In the January 2004 Columbia Law Review, Sustein is quoted as follows "I urge that the government should indeed focus on life-years rather than lives. A program that saves young people produces more welfare that one that saves old people."

In addition he states "If a program would prevent fifty [50] deaths of people who are twenty [20], should it be treated the same way as a program that would prevent fifty [50] deaths of people who are seventy [70]?... Other things being equal, a program that protects young people seems far better than one that protects old people, because it delivers greater benefits."

In other words, if you're not deemed to be contributing enough to society, then you are not worthy of that bypass surgery or the hip replacement! Likewise, if you are obese, then forget that defibrillator operation! In any of these cases, government agencies determine that you are not worthy of treatment.

What's Behind All This?
The proposed healthcare program introduces entitlements. Entitlements introduce more costs! The way to reduce costs is to ration healthcare. Obviously old people generally require more treatment that younger ones. If you reduce treatments for older people, you can add more younger people to the mix. Senior citizens will pay the brunt of these entitlements.

What About Power?
This IS exactly about power! You are putting your life in the hands of government bureaucrats! This is NOT an individual choice. It becomes a government choice. Do not relinquish this power to ANY government program.

Money Too
Besides power, this is also about MONEY! Lots of money. Billions of dollars of money. Several companies will benefit financially by this new legislation. Besides, we cannot afford to pay for this with our current deficits!

The Real Danger
Money and power corrupt. Don't let yourself be tricked into believing that the quality of healthcare will improve. Canada and the United Kingdom have numerous examples of horrific stories of how people die waiting for treatment because of government rationing! Don't be fooled Americans!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What Is Comparative Effectiveness?

Definition: Comparative effectiveness is just a way to compare two or more treatments for a condition. This method analyzes things like drugs or medical approaches like drug therapy and surgery.

Why Is It Important?
The government will use this methodology to determine treatments for all members, including seniors, if their healthcare program is initiated. This method devalues human life by putting a price tag on each individual. AND what's more important, not every life is deemed to have equal value! Younger people are more valuable than older ones. NICE huh?

How to Ration Healthcare
Someone will have to decide who gets what care and when they receive it as well. A government committee will decide using a cost benefit analysis to decide if "grandma" gets treated or not - NOT your doctor or your family. They decide how much it costs to keep her plugged in - literally! The older you are, the less chance you have for treatment. That is the logic they will use.

What Constitutes an Emergency?
Any shortage of money, flu vaccine, hospital beds, hospital rooms, doctors, nurses, organs (like kidneys, lungs, livers) or just about anything you can think of can and will create an emergency.

But Our Government Promised No Rationing
Really? Use your common sense. The government medical plan will add 50,000,000,000 new people to the healthcare system. The new plan does not add ANY new doctors, hospitals, out patient facilities, or any new nurses. Is it really feasible to expect no shortages of these existing resources? Use your head! Of course there will be shortages! They will have to ration healthcare. You can count on it!

Think It Through
Ok, let's see how this works out. You're being told that the quality of care will stay the same with this increase of new patients. Does that make any sense at all? The addition of 50 Million new patients alone creates a shortage! DUH!!! This shortage will create an "emergency" on the entire system. Rationing is inevitable!

How It Is Decided
The President's health advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel is a proponent of this system of healthcare and has written several papers supporting the Complete Lives approach. He believes that we should "calibrate" the value of human life and the amount we should spend to keep that individual life alive. He arrives at a number for maximum treatment costs per year. Once exceeded, no more treatments are available! You spend the maximum and too bad "grandma"!

When implemented the Complete Lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals between ages 15 and 55 have the best chance for medical treatments. Ages 1-15 and 55 or older fall into the category of less valuable using the Comparative Effectiveness method. Here is a graph to illustrate the point:

According to Emanuel; "The youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated... The complete lives system justifies preference to younger people because of priority of the worst-off, rather than instrumental value."

"Attenuated" means to become weaker in value or magnitude. That is warm and cozy if you are between 15 and 55. The government will invest more money in young people and ignore treating older ones near the end of their life expectancy! Get it? Tell that to "grandma". Everybody else should be concerned - especially seniors.

Action To Take
Attend a town meeting. Ask questions. Write or call your representatives. Tell them to vote "NO" on government healthcare.

Stacking the Deck

People demonstrating at Tea Parties and Town Hall meetings have been described in many ways by the media including:
  • Violent (Gun carrying)
  • Angry mob
  • White malcontents
  • Swastikas (Nazi signs)
  • Astroturf (fake grass root movements)
  • Ku Klux Clan
  • un-American
  • Political terrorists

  • Our Secretary of State is on the record for saying the following on April 28, 2003: "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say, 'We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.'"

    How ironic! Back then it was OK to disagree with the Bush administration (actually she said any administration). However, now it appears not to be the case.

    New Tactics
    Liberals/Progressives see that poll numbers are dropping and they are getting scared. Frustrated with the dropping polls on healthcare, liberal/progressives have developed a new tactic to counter the rising government disapproval. Attack!! They are using the stacking method to try and get favorable media coverage. Here are a few examples.

    Example 1: You remember Texas representative Sheila Jackson as she was video taped ignoring a cancer survivor asking Jackson a question at while Jackson used her cell phone. Well, Representative Jackson had a wonderful PR moment at the recent Town Hall meeting when she hugged Dr. Roxana Mayer of Houston Texas. This incident made Jackson look quite sympathetic towards doctors in general. The problem is that when researched, it was uncovered that Dr. Roxana Mayer turns out not to be a doctor at all. Funny how the main stream media missed that little thing. Instead, Mayer lied about being a doctor. Instead, she is a Texas Obama Delegate who worked on the Obama campaign! What a coincidence huh?

    Example 2: At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the President took his second question from eleven year old Julian Hall and the audience was truly impressed with her concerns about healthcare and the "nasty signs" she saw outside the event. It turns out that Julian's mom ran the Massachusetts for Obama campaign. Wow, what a coincidence that she came from Malden, Massachusetts to New Hampshire just to meet the President. Are you buying this crap?

    Example 3: Arlen Specter had a bit more help in his latest town hall meeting. It seems that a bus load of people got out wearing ACRON and SEIU tee shirts began chanting for Obamacare, drowning out and intimidating other attendees. Strange, they all had printed color signs, not the ratty home made ones we are used to seeing. Sounds like an Astroturf conspiracy!

    These are the new tactics to silence dissent. So much for the 1st amendment. It's OK to protest if you're a liberal/progressive because the media doesn't label them with any negative adjectives!

    Action To Take
    Stand your ground. Don't become violent. Don't be intimidated!