Those Nasty Two Little Words: “Public Option”

October 27, 2009

Senator Reid, what are you doing? You just had to throw the public option in there didn’t you? Do you not understand the potential backlash this could have? The Congressional Budget Office has not only declared that private insurers will have to raise their premiums because they will be taxed under this new law, but because of that tax and higher premiums, an estimated 3 million people will become uninsured because they can’t afford their premium. And what will these 3 million people do that can’t afford this insurance premium hike you ask? Why they will turn to the public option because it is more affordable. And so the domino affect will start. Who would want to pay a higher premium when they could have a public insurance for a low cost? And then the birth of socialized medicine is rooted and grows to be a beast with a life of its own.

Don’t be fooled by the idea of medical coverage for everyone. It sounds nice doesn’t it? Remember what our moms and dads told us growing up? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is? That is case in point here. A nation of our size, with the amount of ailments that plague us, you tell me, is it realistic to think we can have all people (citizens or not) of this nation covered under a universal healthcare? Sure it is! Maybe I should rephrase that question using the words quality healthcare. Those of you that are in support of this bill that Senator Reid has put forth, are you ready for the ramifications if it passes? A diagnosis of cancer and then put on a waiting list for treatment while your cancer grows and spreads? How about subpar doctors? How about the government telling you what is important and what is not important for whatever ails you??

Fellow citizens, I implore you to take a stand and do not be bullied by our government’s insistence that universal healthcare is the truth, the way and the light! The United States is all about the free market and this includes insurance companies. Let the nature of the market take its course. Let premiums be driven by supply and demand and not by government taxation!

I’m Baaaccckkk!!!

October 26, 2009

I honestly cannot believe it’s been over a year since I’ve posted on my blog. I was sidetracked for some time dealing with a cyber stalker. But that issue is behind me and taken care of so I am here to stay and give my never ending opinions on the state of our country!

To catch you up to date, during my hiatus I had the privelege and honor of being a captain on the campaign for someone running for Denny Hastert’s old seat in the House of Representatives. What an experience!! Loved every minute of it! I even recorded a commercial and was able to hear myself every morning on the radio! But now, we are 10 months into the new president’s term and I’ve got a lot on my mind. But I shall narrow it down to one topic: Afghanistan!

Afghanistan Afghanistan…wherefore art thou Afghanistan? Oh yeah, you’re right where you have been! It’s our military who’s disappeared. As our men and women overseas wait to hear whether our president will continue on in our mission for ousting the Taliban there, the citizens of this country are scratching our heads in complete perplexion. The scenario before us is quite unprecedented. We’re in the middle of a war, those in command of our military could not have been any clearer in their message to Obama as to what needs to happen. And yet still we have no direction.

Oh Mr. President…how about making a decision one way or another so we can move on with things. If you’re going to have us not continue on in Afghanistan, then let’s get our men and women home so they can move on with their lives and start training for our defense again. And if we’re going to commit to stay over there, well hurry up and let everyone know already. What is the holdup?? Mr. President, you make us look like fools with your indecisiveness in a time of war. A sitting target with a big red bulls eye that says “suckers”!

Things About Obama That Make You Go Hmmmmm…

August 3, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

This one’s great…let’s see if you can tell what the producer of this video is trying to tie together in the last two minutes…

Here is one person’s hope for a “changed” United States if Barack Hussein Obama becomes president…scary!!! There is obscene language in this clip……

Can anyone say flip-flop?????

This is quite an intense video….

A Great Piece Regarding the Upcoming Election

July 1, 2008

I recently received this email from a mutual friend between my husband and the author. It’s regarding the upcoming election and the two candidates running for president. His opinion is so well written and his line of thinking so clear, that we immediately contacted him to ask his permission to post this up on my blog. He gladly has permitted us to do so and even said we could keep his name and email address in the piece. He stated he has gotten an overwhelming response from all over the country and all have been positive thus far. However, since starting my blog, I have been cyber stalked by a law student in California and have been inundated with nasty, unrepeatable assaults so I am purposely omitting the author’s name to spare him the same disrespect from people who disagree with his humble opinion. I would love to see comments so please post them but let’s be tactful in our words. This is a very emotional and passionate election on both sides of the aisle. Enjoy the read…

Dear Friends:

My name is ———–. I live in Illinois. I’m 46 years old, a born-again Christian, a husband, a father, a small business owner, a veteran, and a homeowner. I don’t consider myself to be either conservative or liberal, and I vote for the person, not Republican or Democrat. I don’t believe there are “two Americas” – but that every person in this country can be whomever and whatever they want to be if they’ll just work to get there – and nowhere else on earth can they find such opportunities. I believe our government should help those who are legitimately downtrodden, and should always put the interests of America first.

The purpose of this message is that I’m concerned about the future of this great nation. I’m worried that the silent majority of honest, hard-working, tax-paying people in this country have been passive for too long. Most folks I know choose not to involve themselves in politics. They go about their daily lives, paying their bills, raising their kids, and doing what they can to maintain the good life. They vote and consider doing so to be a sacred trust. They shake their heads at the political pundits and so-called “news”, thinking that what they hear is always spun by whomever is reporting it. They can’t understand how elected officials can regularly violate the public trust with pork barrel spending. They don’t want government handouts. They want the government to protect them, not raise their taxes for more government programs.

We are in the unique position in this country of electing our leaders. It’s a privilege to do so. I’ve never found a candidate in any election with whom I agreed on everything. I’ll wager that most of us don’t even agree with our families or spouses 100% of the time. So when I step into that voting booth, I always try to look at the big picture and cast my vote for the man or woman who is best qualified for the job. I’ve hired a lot of people in my lifetime, and essentially that’s what an election is – a hiring process. Who has the credentials? Whom do I want working for me? Whom can I trust to do the job right?

I’m concerned that a growing number of voters in this country simply don’t get it. They are caught up in a fervor they can’t explain, and calling it “change”.

Change what?, I ask.

Well, we’re going to change America, they say.

In what way?, I query.

We want someone new and fresh in the White House, they exclaim.

So, someone who’s not a politician?, I press.

Uh, well, no, we just want a lot of stuff changed, so we’re voting for Obama, they state.

So the current system, the system of freedom and democracy that has enabled a man to grow up in this great country, get a fine education, raise incredible amounts of money and dominate the news and win his party’s nomination for the White House – that system’s all wrong?

No, no, that part of the system’s okay – we just need a lot of change.

And so it goes. “Change we can believe in.” Quite frankly, I don’t believe that vague proclamations of change hold any promise for me. In recent months, I’ve been asking virtually everyone I encounter how they’re voting. I live in Illinois, so most folks tell me they’re voting for Barack Obama. But no one can really tell me why – only that he’s going to change a lot of stuff. Change, change, change. I have yet to find one single person who can tell me distinctly and convincingly why this man is qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful nation on earth – other than the fact that he claims he’s going to implement a lot of change.

We’ve all seen the emails about Obama’s genealogy, his upbringing, his Muslim background, and his church affiliations. Let’s ignore this for a moment. Put it all aside. Then ask yourself, what qualifies this man to be my president? That he’s a brilliant orator and talks about change?

CHANGE WHAT?

Friends, I’ll be forthright with you – it seems to me that the American voters who are supporting Barack Obama think of this election as a popularity contest. “I like him,” is a response I get often. And yet not one of them – NOT ONE of them I’ve spoken to can spell out his qualifications. Not even the most liberal media can explain why he should be elected. Political experience? Negligible. Foreign relations? Non-existent. Achievements? Name one. Someone who wants to unite the country? If you haven’t read his wife’s thesis from Princeton, look it up on the web. This is who’s lining up to be our next First Lady? The only thing I can glean from Obama’s constant harping about change is that we’re in for a lot of new taxes.

Eligible to run? Certainly. So am I. Qualified? Certainly not.

For me, the choice is clear. I’ve looked carefully at the two leading applicants for the job, and I’ve made my choice.

Here’s a question – where were you five and a half years ago? Around Christmas, 2002. You’ve had five or six birthdays in that time. My son has grown from a sixth grade child to a high school graduate. Five and a half years is a good chunk of time. About 2,000 days. 2,000 nights of sleep. 6,000 meals, give or take.

John McCain spent that amount of time, from 1967 to 1973, in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp.

When offered early release, he refused it. He considered this offer to be a public relations stunt by his captors, and insisted that those held longer than he should be released first. Did you get that part? He was offered his freedom, and he turned it down. A regimen of beatings and torture began.

Do you possess such strength of character? Locked in a filthy cell in a foreign country, would you turn down your own freedom in favor of your fellow man? I submit that’s a quality of character that is rarely found, and for me, this singular act defines John McCain.

Unlike several presidential candidates in recent years whose military service is questionable or non-existent, you will not find anyone to denigrate the integrity and moral courage of this man. A graduate of Annapolis, during his Naval service he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. His own son is now serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq. Barack Obama is fond of saying “We honor John McCain’s service…BUT…”, which to me is condescending and offensive – because what I hear is, “Let’s forget this man’s sacrifice for his country and his proven leadership abilities, and talk some more about change.”

I don’t agree with John McCain on everything – but I am utterly convinced that he is qualified to be our next President, and I trust him to do what’s right. I know in my heart that he has the best interests of our country in mind. He doesn’t simply want to be President – he wants to lead America, and there’s a huge difference. Factually, there is simply no comparison between the two candidates. A man of questionable background and motives who prattles on about change can’t hold a candle to a man who has devoted his life in public service to this nation, retiring from the Navy in 1981 and elected to Congress in 1982.

Perhaps Obama’s supporters are taking a stance between old and new. Maybe they don’t care about McCain’s service or his strength of character, or his unblemished qualifications to be President. Maybe “likeability” is a higher priority for them than “trust”. Being a prisoner of war is not what qualifies John McCain to be President of the United States of America – but his demonstrated leadership certainly DOES.

Dear friends, it is time for us to stand. It is time for thinking Americans to say, “Enough.” It is time for people of all parties to stop following the party line. It is time for anyone who wants to keep America first, who wants the right man leading their nation, to start a dialogue with all their friends and neighbors and ask who they’re voting for, and why.

There’s a lot of evil in this world. That should be readily apparent to all of us by now. It would be wonderful if we could all join hands and have a Coke and a smile; but that is simply not going to happen. And when faced with that evil as we are now, I want a man who knows the cost of war on his troops and on his citizens. I want a man who puts my family’s interests before any foreign country.

I want a President who’s qualified to lead.

I want my country back, and I’m voting for John McCain.

Our Lives Are In Nine Hands

June 26, 2008

As these next few months get ugly with the nastiness that politicking entails, we need to remember one important fact:  who is going to nominate the Supreme Court Justices that align with your morals?!  As we see debates start in late summer between Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain, we will see their stance on issues such as abortion, economy, nuclear energy etc.  We will want to side with one or the other but in essence, it’s not actually the president who will have all the power…it’s the Supreme Court Justices.  Thank God Bush got in Alito and Roberts during his terms.  Case in point is today’s landmark hearing for the ban on guns in D.C.  That is our right to bear arms and our forefathers found it important enough to make it our 2nd amendment.  In an appalling 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court Justices found the ban on bearing arms unconstitutional.  Of course the appalling part is that 4 of the justices would think to deny us our right.  If we can get John McCain in office, you better believe that within four years, there will be at least one supreme court justice opening and if we can get one more judge in who has conservative values (you know like not killing babies who may be an inconvenience or considering marriage as between a woman and a man etc.) then we may be well on a path to restoring our value system in this wonderful country.  And I do mean wonderful country.  We live in an awesome, enduring, opportunistic and free land where people will take the chance of death to just get over here.  But we have been backsliding in morality 101.  The very thought of having to define marriage seems preponderous (not to mention what our brilliant forefathers would think of that issue), abortion, suing to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance because of one ignorant father who was offended his little girl had to recite “under God”.  The whole country could have suffered because of this one man.  You get my drift.  Billy Graham once said, “if God doesn’t judge America, he owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorah.”  This speaks volumes as to the state of our nation.  But it is never too late.  Pray for our leaders, pray for our communities and pray for our children for they will be our future leaders. 

Hey Westpoint…Got God???

June 26, 2008

Today, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit to remove God from the infamous Westpoint Military Academy in New York.  I have absoluely zero respect for the ACLU as it is.  But now, to remove God from the most notorious military academy in our country?  Thomas Jefferson must be rolling like a rotisserie in his grave as he is the one who established West Point in 1802.  This act alone would have given Thomas Jefferson cause to start a revolution.  These cadets who will be our future soldiers protecting our rights and our freedoms have been proven to rely on their faith (God being the center of that faith) when engaged in battle or even less severe circumstances while on duty.  The very thought of “an independent party” trying to come in and sabotoge chapel and meal prayer should be causing an uproar in our nation.  The sad part is, you probably won’t hear too much about this on the news.  But the bloggers have a moral obligation to get the word out.  Write your congressmen, the attorneys etc. and demand that God who was the very essence this country was founded on take His rightful place in our military academies. 

Al Gore Invented the Internet and Barack Hussein Obama Adds 7 More States to the Union

May 31, 2008

As I sat curled up watching the news on Hannity’s America tonight, he showed a montage of clips of Barack Hussein Obama that made my jaw drop. Of all the gaffes that Barack Hussein Obama made, I chose just this one because even my five year old knows there are only 50 states in America. Oye Vey!!!!!

And then this video was just priceless…he’s definitely passionate about this topic but his points are extremely valid…

Does Anyone Care About Operation Chaos?

May 7, 2008

I believe the answer to that question is a big fat yes! I posted a piece a while back about Operation Chaos (the mission of Rush Limbaugh). I am fascinated when I check my statistics for my blog site. I have been having literally hundreds upon hundreds reading this piece every day. That speaks volumes to me. Whether you agree with Rush Limbaugh or not about his theory for Operation Chaos, people are listening and they are researching it trying to read up on it for themselves.

Today the ever-annoying, thinks-she-knows-everything, liberal Joy Behar misspoke on “The View” stating that Rush Limbaugh designed this to propel Hillary Clinton as the democratic nominee and therefore she is more beatable in the national election. This is not the case. Rush Limbaugh orchestrated Operation Chaos because even though Obama was ahead in the polls and early primaries, Rush saw that Democrats were clearly divided between these two candidates and he has played on it brilliantly. His goal is to get Republicans to switch over during the primary and vote for Hillary so she stays in the race not necessarily to win, but to create havoc and chaos amongst the Democratic party. Rush believes a divided democratic party for as long as possible is essential for an assurance of a Republican in the White House in 2009. Whether you agree or disagree with the tactic, you have to admit it is quite genius!

So for all of you Republicans out there that still have a primary ahead of you, you have some very personal decisions to make about your role in the election process. Good luck to you all!

To Gas Tax Or Not Gas Tax…That Is The Question

May 7, 2008

Gas prices are forefront on our minds on a daily basis anymore.  I know it definitely is for me as we fill up once a week at a cost of $80 each time for the past month or so (and that’s just for one of our cars).  So I am definitely all about some type of solution to this gas price crisis.  And you can thank your fellow democrats for this one.  Republicans have been pushing for YEARS to drill in Alaska.  Obviously, if we drilled in Alaska, we would not be as reliant on the Middle East as we are now.  One reason the democrats have blocked this is because of the porcupine caribou.  Yes, you read that correctly.  They say that drilling would disrupt the 130,000 or so of the caribou.  Are you kidding me?  We kill countless numbers of babies on a daily basis because they may be an inconvenience to the careless “mother” but we are afraid of what might happen to the porcupine caribou?  This is one of the most backwards things I’ve ever heard.  I am posting a smidgen of an interview between Rush Limbaugh and Senator Kay Hutchison (R-TX).  I think you will find it enlightening…especially what senator says lastly:

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Sen. Kay Bailey HutchisonIn a recent interview, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) discussed opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to responsible drilling. “ANWR is an area the size of the state of South Carolina.  The part that would be drilled is an area the size of JFK airport or Washington National Airport or Dallas Love Field,” said Sen. Hutchision.  “It’s an area the size of an airport because the new technology allows us to drill underground for just hundreds of yards and you don’t have to have a lot of wells to drill anymore.” Here is more of Sen. Hutchison’s interview with Rush Limbaugh:SEN. HUTCHISON: But they’re not acknowledging that.  The people of Alaska want this. They have had referenda. They want the jobs, they want the economic security, and they know it won’t hurt the environment.”Yet we cannot get a bill through Congress that would allow drilling in that small part of ANWR.  These are the kinds of things that just don’t make sense when the price of gasoline is so high.

RUSH:  Ah, sadly, they do make sense if you understand Democrats.  I know you do.  We’re talking, by the way, with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from Texas.  Now, yesterday the president made a presentation on energy and said much of the same thing you just said here; and Senator Schumer from New York went out and responded to it and said, “If we started drilling in ANWR today we wouldn’t have a drop of oil for ten years.”  Well, of course, Bill Clinton vetoed the first time this came up in 1994. We could have been at this four years according to his ten-year plan.  He also said something that mathematically doesn’t make sense.  He said that this million barrels a day that ANWR would produce would reduce the price of gasoline or oil — I forget which one he specified — by a penny.  Well, that’s absurd, because when the price of oil… When we lose a million barrels in the supply, does the price only go up a penny?  They’re using scare tactics, here.  We need resources. We need our oil, and you got Schumer out there saying, “No, it wouldn’t matter,” and they’re misleading people thinking that there’s a substitute for it right around the corner when there’s not.

SEN. HUTCHISON:  You’re right.  When President Clinton vetoed ANWR, we would have been producing. But I totally disagree and reject the argument that it would be ten years.  We could start drilling in ANWR, and I think within a couple of years you would start seeing the results. But more important, if we were drilling there and people in the market, in OPEC — if the people who are hedging in the market for futures in this oil industry. If we were drilling in ANWR — do you think the price would stay up?  No. People would know that there would be an availability.  They would know that there was going to be a real difference in what we could produce.  The one million barrels a day is the amount we import from Saudi Arabia every day.  That’s what we would be getting from our own resources and control it; and that doesn’t count what we could do if we were drilling off the Atlantic and the Pacific, in environmental safe ways.  That’s the key.  If we took control of our own destiny, we could become energy independent and self-sufficient and not depend on places that don’t like us very much like Venezuela.

RUSH:  All this makes so much sense that we out here don’t understand why it isn’t done.  We understand the politics of liberalism and the Democrats trying to create as much chaos as they can for reelection purposes in November, but they consistently oppose this kind of independence; despite the fact they’re the ones claiming and whining and moaning how dependent we are. But they’re the ones that always stand in the way of becoming energy independent, and there has to be more to it than just their own desire for electability.  I think it’s a little bit more hideous than that.  I know you wouldn’t want to comment on that.  But this is really serious stuff to all of us.  The price of everything going up all based on the price of oil and energy. It’s all related.  There’s an ideological group out there, the environmentalists, who are get… They’re the only ones that are happy with this. They’re getting everything they want out of this.  Of course, the people they donate to and vote for are thus happy about it, too; and the country, in the meantime, suffers.

SEN. HUTCHISON:  Well, Rush, if we would do this — if the Democrats and if the people understand this issue enough to force them. If we could open refineries, make it easier to do so; open nuclear power plants, which is the cleanest form of energy at the best, most efficient prices that we could possibly produce it; and drill in ANWR, the Outer Continental Shelf and deep drilling in the Gulf Coast, we could be a country that doesn’t have to rely on anyone else.  I think we need to make this an issue in this election.

RUSH:  I couldn’t agree more.

SEN. HUTCHISON:  Don’t let the Democrats get by with saying, “Oh, it’s just terrible that the price of gasoline is high, and it’s the president’s fault.”  It is not the president’s fault.  It’s the Democrats in Congress who continue to keep us from drilling in ANWR. We had almost enough, 60 votes, to pass that last time.  We were one vote short, couldn’t get it, and so here we are again.

 

So this gets me back to my original question…gas tax or no gas tax for the summer.  Senator John McCain is the one who first introduced this idea several weeks ago which no one really responded to.  Now all of the sudden, Senator Hillary Clinton is on board for suspending the gas tax for a few months but she is giving no credit to John McCain for the idea.  And, if you listen to Barack Hussein Obama, he blows off the idea of eliminating the gas tax for the summer because he says it would come to a total of $30 savings for the year.  He says that is not what the American people are looking for.  Well excuse me Barack Hussein Obama, but you never asked me if it’s what I wanted.  What Obama just doesn’t get is that yeah, maybe thirty bucks isn’t a lot of money (although to some it is deemed a fortune), but it’s the principle.  I would be much more content knowing my government was doing something, rather than nothing.  So I may save only a few cents each fill up (according to Obama), but at least I know my elected government is working on it.  And I think John McCain and Hillary Clinton “get it”.  So Jo Jo says…don’t be fooled when Mr. Obama says “you’re only saving $30″…remember, we want to see a step forward even if it’s a baby step, what we don’t want is to be standing idle which is apparently Obama’s solution.

John Adams…What A Man!

April 27, 2008

So my husband and I have been really getting into our history lately. It has been fascinating reading and researching what our forefathers went through to become the great country that we are today. I highly recommend the book 1776 written by David McCullough. It is an excellent read with dynamite accuracy. So when we found out that HBO was airing a 7 part mini-series on John Adams, we ordered HBO right away and have just ended the seventh week of the series. I was blown away. John Adams said in his later years that the world would remember George Washington fondly as the first president and also Thomas Jefferson as the third president, but that people would not recall who John Adams was. And he was right. I admire who this man was and what he represented so much (even though from the series, it seems that John Adams was the first recognized Democrat). John Adams’ mission in his early years was to establish independence from Britain. Mission may be an understatement as it truly did consume him. And they say the love between Abigail and John Adams was like no other. And they reflected that extremely well in the movie. He turned to her for advice on American and world matters consistently. They lived into their 90′s and ironically John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (who were ultimately the best of friends) died just hours apart from old age on July 4th, 50 years to the day after signing the Declaration of Indendence. When this series becomes available on DVD, I highly recommend purchasing this. It was based off of the book John Adams written by David McCullough (who wrote 1776 too). We are in the process of reading this book too but we wanted to finish the miniseries first.

We hear so many complaints these days about the most miniscule of things. America doesn’t do this or America does that and so forth. My wish for America would be that it’s citizens would stop to remember and be grateful for all our forefathers did for the establishment of this country. All in the name of religion I might add. Our forefathers would be disgusted if they could see what America has become in some ways. For instance, they probably never would have dreamed in a million years that their consitution may have to be amended defining a marriage as between a man and a woman. Or that killing babies just because they may become an inconvenience to the careless mother would be allowable by law. And in other ways, I think they would be so proud of how far we’ve come and advanced this country based on all of their sacrifice and hard work. So when people want to complain about America, Jo Jo says, go live in another country for a while and then let’s hear those complaints. Let’s band together as proud citizens of America and make this country respectable and proud as it was envisioned over 200 years ago.


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