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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An open letter regarding health care reform

From: A United States Citizen

To: Every politician in America!

Re: That proposed health care fiasco you've all got in the works back there in Washington D.C.


Hi Folks,

Let me set the record straight at the "get-go" here... I'm a normal, well educated blue collar guy who has absolutely no political party affiliation... just contempt and disgust for the politics of the day.

You politicos are making us, your fellow citizens, your "constituents" the most recent victims of your political shenanigans. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of being lied to, cheated, deceived and taken for granted. Take your political crap elsewhere, you're ruining our lives here!

I'm a mid 50 yrs. old Washingtonian. I'm a son, brother, uncle, husband, friend, father and grandfather. Like my father and several brothers before me I served our country as a soldier the United States Army. I was and still am very well aware that my health would always be one of those priorities in life. I knew I had to provide for it's care. I also learned early on that our U.S.A. citizenship everyone of you politicos seem to want to trade off or give away nowadays is an earned citizenship and should be respected, cherished and protected by everyone who possesses it. It should not, cannot, will not be handed out willy nilly or traded off for political favors or future votes.

It needs to stay that way!

Anyways, back to this health care thing you got brewing back there in ol' D.C. land.

When I married in the mid 70's I took on those shared responsibilities associated with marriage, family... life. I've always worked... from the age of 13 years old through today I've always had a job of some sort. I've always willingly participated in a health care plan offered by any of my several employers. I sacrificed financially in other areas of my life so I could afford those health care premiums. That was my choice. Most of the time those "sacrifices" were nominal... including foregoing certain unnecessary "perks" such as premium cable t.v., coffee, "sin" comforts (cigarettes, candy, soda, etc.), fancy cars and trucks, season tickets to sporting events, recreational vehicles, vacations, gourmet meals, fine wines, trendy clothes, etc. to ensure I had the money to pay the necessities for my family. My wife and I both contributed to the cause of raising and providing for our family since we married over 32 years ago.

I've lived with, befriended and otherwise witnessed those who, unlike us willingly chose to forego some of those same "necessities" in life like health care in favor of some of those life's perks I previously mentioned. At times I've seen them scramble to sell what they can, to liquidate some of their "toys" just to make a medical payment of one type or another for medical services that resulted from some unexpected mishap or illness. Now more-so than earlier in life... attribute that to age and health. I watch as they now sacrifice what we sacrificed for years and realize they made the choice, the decisions earlier in life that brought them to where they are today... older with poor or no health insurance coverages and having those pre-existing conditions they never thought they, themselves would ever have.

I want to feel sorry for them and help them but then again I think about the overall situation they're in and realize they're the reason they're having the health and medical issues that they're having. They made bad choices earlier and now the results of those choices are difficult if not impossible to turn around.

I've made several bad choices myself over the years but I've learned to account for them, learn from them and adapt however difficult it was. That's part of what I thought being and American was all about… the freedom and ability to choose, to negotiate hardships and to reason and succeed, or fail if you so choose. I do believe in helping my neighbor but I don't believe in giving up what I know works and what I've sacrificed to maintain just so those who want what I have can have it without making the same sacrifices I've made most of my life.

I'm certainly not alone.

They see the care we've paid for all these years and now they want it too...

Let it be known that we have "free" clinics, medicare, medicaid, mandatory emergent health care requirements imposed on health care providers, reduced rate health care options, co-pay options, veterans care, etc. available for some of the best health care in the world. People who cannot afford or choose not to subscribe to private health care plans regularly utilize these "free" or reduced fee social health cares.

I truly don't want to see the health care that I've contributed to and participated in all of these years be taxed out of existence or otherwise rendered defunct because our federal government wants to socialize the whole health care system in this, our fine country. I don't want my neighbor paying for my government proposed health care simply because that fine neighbor took certain risks that I wouldn't take earlier in life and generated an income greater than $250,000.00. I don't want to have others carry my weight for me. I can do it on my own as I have for the past 40 or so years. I've planned ahead and realize I'll still have to make some sacrifices in life to maintain adequate health care coverage for myself and my wife... not to mention those in our family who aren't able to yet. I don't want to see our existing health care be reduced to another government boondoggle. I don't want the government making medical choices for me or my loved ones. I'll pay the premiums and I'll accept the service provided by my current provider but I surely don't want to see government interference in the care that we currently have.

I'm not in favor of the health care reform as it exists. You're all moving way to fast! You haven't convinced this taxpayer that you know what you're doing, you aren't being "fair and unbiased" and you certainly aren't looking out for what's best for us, the citizens!

Finally, I recognize health care in one form or another... primarily emergent health care should be available for everyone in this country when the need arises for that emergent care. However, I will not vote for any public servant who insists general, socialized health care paid for by the very citizens of this country should be available to those who are in this country illegally or without citizenship status.

For what it's worth politicos, I'm urging you to vote "NO" against this proposed health care reform. Democrat-Republican- I don't care! Lose the partisan politics crap and think about us, the voters, this country's citizens, your employers for once! This health care reform bill... it's a boondoggle and it's a very, very bad idea!

If reform's necessary (and in many ways I believe it is) then let's slow down, study it and do it right. I don't want to be force fed another federal government mess and I sure as heck don't want my children and grandchildren left to carry the water for me and others. It's a matter of practicality, principle and pride... not to mention knowing what's right from wrong.

Wake up, do the right thing and abandon this plan. It's a horrible plan and will surely cost us more than we can afford collectively as a nation!

Thanks for reading this. Hopefully it will be supported by scores of thousands of others who share the same or similar thoughts or beliefs.

Sincerely,

A proud, voting, blue collar, tax paying citizen of the United States of America

Saturday, July 18, 2009

World information, events and political contacts...

Links:

Honduras Information...

Wall Street article on Zelaya, Honduras' exiled president. Why was he exiled? This article is no longer available.

Dennis Prager regarding Honduras…

Kirk Florida posts. An interesting site.

Iran!

Tracking internet users, Iran style…

Polls...

Vote Of The Day. A place to go to vote for or against… whatever.

How Do I Contact My Senator or Representative?

U.S. Senate. Find your senator using the drop down menu on upper right side of the site.

U.S. House of Representatives. Find your representative’s contact information by using the zip code entry on the upper left corner of their site.

What about the White House?

White House. Dial 1-202-456-1111 and ask to speak to Barry (or Barack).

“The Ten Commandments According to Obama” - A Free Press for the Conservative Revolution

Obama's done a lot of damage to us in the little bit of time he and his cronies have been in office. We should all be up at night worrying about what he and his policies are going to leave us with (without) when they're defeated and removed in 2012.

In the meantime here's Barack Hussein Obama's ten commandments. Read them, study them, memorize them and obey them! Especially if you're a conservative, Republican or a christian.

“The Ten Commandments According to Obama” - A Free Press for the Conservative Revolution

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Pass it around! Before we lose our freedom to do so. Many thanks to those at The Patriot for posting these commandments initially.

And remember, let's keep the limit on term limits! Protect our 22nd Amendment! Four years of this guy is too much!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

shari'a law coming to a neighborhood near you...

Get used to it.

I was bouncing around my "links" list looking for active and inactive links, culling the inactive ones.

I went over to the Anti Mullah blog, scrolled to the article entitled "Tuesday, July 07, 2009 ISLAM IN THE USA - SHUTS US UP - FORBIDS US USING OUR OWN NATIONAL FREEDOMS OR OUR RELIGIONS, WHILE THEY ABUSE THOSE AND US - YouTube Proof" and watched as they captured on video a blatant display of arrogance. See for yourself how the shari'a security use minors, women and other seemingly non-descript persons to help them run interference and eventually assault a couple of individuals who are simply trying to ask some questions at an islamic "informational fair" in Dearborn, Michigan.

Also check out the movie linked with the article. You can find that link HERE! It's a must see too!

islam, the religion of peace??? I think not!

UNDERSTAND THIS!!! They, the muslims want what you have!

And they're here trying to get it from you.

But then again, what would you expect from the followers of a murdering, slaughtering pedophile that is worshipped by their cult as a prophet? moohamood, muhammud... whatever you want to call that fool.

What a sham this "religion" truly is.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day!

Have a safe and happy fourth of July everyone! Enjoy your family, friends and freedom today!

Stay safe, play sane and enjoy the holiday.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Honduras, from the inside...

I found this email posted on The Jungle Hut, a blog I recently discovered while reading posts at On The Skyline and following a link to it.

Rita at "the Jungle Hut" has a very good post regarding the Honduras situation. It's insightful and definitely relates to the local Honduran thoughts and attitudes about the recent Honduran reaction to their ex president Zelaya's attempt to create yet another Central and South American dictatorship. The people have had enough, it would appear.

Here's the email Rita received and posted to her blog:

Dear friends of the Mission,

I know you have heard on the news about the recent change in government in Honduras. I am writing in an effort to address the questions and anxieties you may be experiencing concerning the safety of our missionaries, staff and teams in Honduras.

The Honduran President was forcefully removed from office by command of the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court. For many months, the Congress and Supreme Court warned President Zelaya to refrain from specific activities which were deemed to be illegal and unconstitutional.

Last week, Zelaya fired the commander of the armed forces and the chief of the national police because of their unwillingness to assist Zelaya in carrying out the very activities that the Supreme Court and Attorney General deemed unlawful and unconstitutional. (Many understood these firings as Zelaya’s attempt to force change within the government at any cost.) Later, the Congress reinstated the leaders of these armed forces and the Supreme Court affirmed that reinstatement.

Unfortunately, the international media is portraying these events a military coup d’etat. However, it is absolutely clear that the Congress and the newly appointed President are in control of the government – not the military. In forcefully removing the ex-President, the Honduran military acted at the request of the Congress and Supreme Court. The Honduran government has clearly and plainly announced that if ex-President Zelaya returns to Honduras, he will be arrested and put on trial for eighteen outstanding warrants for crimes and treason he has committed against the country of Honduras.

I want to assure you that all of us missionaries feel that neither we nor our teams have been placed in any danger. We are evaluating the situation daily and will not permit any team to come to Honduras if we feel that they are in imminent danger. As of today, (Wednesday, July 1) business in Honduras is pretty much as usual; most schools and businesses are open and operating as normal. Public transportation is moving as well, although some highways have been closed due to damage by some of Zelaya’s supporters and/or due to some demonstrations in localized areas. For the most part, these demonstrations have been peaceful.

Please pray for Honduras, that tomorrow and all of the coming days would be peaceful.


Many thanks to Rita and all of the brave Honduran souls who are standing up to tyranny and marxism, defending their liberties in spite of what the rest of the world thinks!

Including Obama and his entourage! U.N., get out of our country!

I do love the cartoon she posts as well. It's so on the mark!

Long Live Freedom and Democracy in Honduras!

Sarah Palin calls it quits!

Announced by Sarah Palin earlier today, July 03, 2009.

Effective July 26, 2009 she will step down as Alaska's Governor.

Can you blame her?

Now maybe she can get some respite from the mainstream media.

She'll be missed but I'm thinking she's not out of the game entirely. Okay, I'm hoping she's not.

Good luck Sarah. Thanks for your service to this fine country and to the state of Alaska.

Relax. Go enjoy your family and be at peace with yourself. You've been put through crap that not to many of us would have subjected ourselves to. You're one helluva person! Thanks.

The Twenty Second Amendment...

It's under attack!

Remember when Barrack Hussein Obama said the constitution should be treated as a living document and should be susceptible to change? Remember his discussions on this before and during the primaries?

Well, there's a pretty big target of his hidden behind the current veil of those other pesty domestic and global distractions being tossed up in our faces. Those activities taking place in Honduras, North Korea, Iran although serious and in need of attention are not as critical to us as a nation than this latest assault by Obama, et.al. on our freedoms! Neither is the Crap and Trade... err, "cap and trade"... (my error), universal health care, illegal immigrations, financial meltdown, etc.

There's a move afoot by the Obama camp to modify the Twenty Second Amendment:

"Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
"

I have a problem with this movement... BIG TIME.

You should too! No wonder Obama went ballistics when Honduras enforced their law and ousted their president for trying to do the very thing Obama's cronies are trying. Honduras, by effectively removing the traitor from office exposed the whole dictatorial scheme to the rest of the world. A dictatorial scheme that has been used to change existing democracies into dictatorial, socialist states now ruled by tyrants and dictators. The very scheme used so effectively by Chavez, Ortega, Castro, Morales, et.al. to strip their country's citizens freedoms from them.

Yes, Obama's outrage has meaning now.

Obama's camp is doing the exact same thing! They're trying to eliminate the President of the United States term limits... quietly, behind our backs. Honduras inadvertently exposed that scheme to us. It all makes sense now why Barry was upset with Honduras yet kept relatively silent about Iran... until pressed.

If the link above doesn't work for you try THIS LINK or simply cut and paste this url "http://www.end22.com/" into your browser. As a fellow American you NEED to read it. Poke around on the site. Give it a good read.

Sure, the proposed changes have been tried before and failed but there's a full court press going on behind the scenes to get it done this time.

If they are successful IT WILL AFFECT YOU!

This must be one of those "major challenges" for Obama during his first year that Biden was referring to. You know, one of those challenges where Obama was going to have to make several "difficult decisions" that wouldn't necessarily sit well with us, the citizens of this fine country.

Well he's right, this isn't sitting well... with me at least!

Obviously, the challenge to Barry is how he and his cronies can get this passed quietly without upsetting us, the citizens too much. Surely they could try to do it by keeping it veiled... much like their amnesty plans, their socialized medicine (squeezing the private insurances out of business), their energy boondoggle, their "no pork" pork, etc...

It appears now that Biden knew full well those challenges, those threats to us and our constitution would be coming from within the United States, from the Oval Office and congress. From the very people we elected to represent us. Silly me, I thought he was thinking more along the lines of threats, challenges, influences that would have had foreign origins. Shame on me!

Shame on you!

This president is downright scary! We're totally screwed if this crap goes through!

Honduras has a cure for tampering with term limits. Maybe we should amend the 22nd. amendment accordingly. Let's have it say something to the effect of Anyone who attempts to increase the term limits of the President of the United States shall be tried for treason, immediately impeached, removed from office and imprisoned as a traitor!

Just thought I'd share this info and my opinion... for what it's worth.

Oh yeah as an aside... while you're out bumping around check out the availability and price of ammunition, primers, powder, bullets and casings in your local area, or for that matter on the internet. From 22's to high caliber.

I have to go for now. I have a new flag and want to get it hung out in front of the house before the 4th.

Take care all and STAY ALERT!