Friday, August 28, 2009

Reaping What We've Sown

From Michelle Malkin: "Last week, The Washington Post reported on a new Justice Department inquiry into photographs of undercover CIA officials and other intelligence personnel taken by ACLU-sponsored researchers assisting the defense team of Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the report, the pictures of covert American CIA officers -- "in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes" -- were shown to jihadi suspects tied to the 9/11 attacks in order to identify the interrogators".

Excuse me, but didn't several people get into deep doo doo for "outing" Valerie Plame, who was not actually a CIA agent, nor even covered by the outing law? The lives of these interrogators, doing what their country asked of them to protect all of us, has now been violated and endangered, endangering their families as well. Even one of the Left's favorite pundits, James Carville, sees the dangers to our country in this action.

While I regret the passing of Senator Kennedy, and respect his fight for life (which his own health care reform may not have allowed), I do believe we should all know what action he took just prior to his death. From the Politico: "Sen. Edward M. Kennedy urged Massachusetts

lawmakers last week to give Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick the power to name his successor. But with reactions to Kennedy’s proposal mixed – and with the legislature not due back until after Labor Day – it appears for now that Massachusetts will be without a second senator until a special election can be held early next year

While many states allow a governor to fill a vacant Senate state, Massachusetts Democrats changed their state’s law in 2004 to prevent then Gov. Mitt Romney – a Republican – from naming a replacement for Sen. John Kerry if he had defeated George W. Bush in the presidential race".

It seems to me that Democrats often think laws should be changed just for their benefit, not that of the country. Here is another case in point.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Congressman Pete Hoesksta in Michigan

A Meeting With U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra....

During the question and answer time, Congressman Hoekstra, who is currently running for Governor of the State Of Michigan, was asked what he thinks about the GITMO prisoners being housed in a prison facility in Michigan's Northern Peninsula. He acknowledges that it would certainly provide several thousand new jobs in Standish. However, he is attempting to make sure that prior to the acceptance of those prisoners, the citizens or their representatives need to be told the truth regarding those prisoners by declassifying for those citizend the pertinent information. Congressman Pete Hoekstra has knowledge of this because of his place on the House's Intelligence Committee.

Regarding the new Democrat calls for possibly replacing "single-payer" legislation to a proposed "co-op" legislation, he says the new term is simply a euphenism (an inoffensive term substituted for one considered offensively explicit). The laws involved would be identical in intention as well as in outcome, as some pols have actually already admitted. Beware!

Regarding ACORN and it's many affiliates, he said that there will be no investigation, change or control, much less a withdrawal of taxpayer funding, during a Democrat Congress. I guess we can expect voter fraud to once again be part of our election process in 2010.


From Carrie Boudoff: House Democrats are probing the nation’s largest insurance companies for lavish spending, demanding reams of compensation data and schedules of retreats and conferences.

Letters sent to 52 insurance companies by Democratic leaders demand extensive documents for an examination of ‘extensive compensation and other business practices in the health insurance industry.” The letters set a deadline of Sept. 14 for the documents.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, signed the three-page letter dated Monday.

An industry source replied when asked for comment: “This is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition designed to silence health plans."

By Sept. 4, the firms are supposed to supply detailed compensation data for board members and top executives, as well as a “table listing all conferences, retreats, or other events held outside company facilities from January 1, 2007, to the present that were paid for, reimbursed, or subsidized in whole or in part by your company.”

For employees or officers making $500,000 or more, the committee wants information on salary, bonus, options and pension.

And by Sept. 14, the firms are supposed to provide copies of reports from compensation consultants

, plus board drafts of compensation plans, and information about market share.


BEWARE RECONCILIATION! With only 51 votes, this health care bill can be passed. The minority, apparently, can then "shut down" the Congress for a long time by using a rule to force every bill being considered to be read out loud prior to it's passage..... Now that would take a very long time.......

ObamaCare Part 1 has already been passed, as it was covertly placed in the Obama Stimulus bill. In H.R. 1: Final Stimulus Bill pages 136, 151, 63, 73, 135, 153 and 351 “healthcare” and establishes the Obama bureaucrat committee known as the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research is addressed. I have discussed this in a former blog.
The Office of Management and Budget leaked word that, sometime this week, it will revise its projection of the federal budget deficit over the next 10 years from $7 trillion to $9 trillion.

That $2 trillion upward revision will put the White House's numbers in line with the $9.1 trillion deficit that the Congressional Budget Office projected in June. Back then, the administration criticized CBO's analysis; now it's admitting that CBO was right after all. (Of course, CBO might yet revise its projection upward even more, in light of current economic realities.) We cannot afford single-payer health care!


From Glenn Beck: Does HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have any clue? Apparently not, because as she's trying to describe the benefits of government run healthcare, she's actually describing the pitfall of it. She says, "And without competition costs could skyrocket. In a monopoly system it's not a great way to hold down costs." Ummm, Kathleen, what do you think a government system would do?
Again from Glenn Beck (and why not from the Main Stream Media?): The Apollo Alliance, a special interest group, was responsible for drafting the stimulus bill. Know this: Apollo is run by the Weather Underground founder, Jeff Jones. So, add yet another radical to Obama's team.....Must be nice to be an unelected group and have a few hundred billion dollars at your discretion, huh? Who is the Apollo Alliance and who is on the board? Here's the segment from TV last night that Drudge linked to today, exposing the radical background of Obama's Green Jobs Czar". Glenn tells us that he has actually been called by the White House, and was asked to, in effect, temper his remarks by not calling the lead person a Czar..... Wait a minute - who was the latest major lobbyist who is also advising the White House? Since actually being a lobbyist while advising the President would be illegal, he is trying to tell us that he is instead a "resource" - a true parsing of the truth. Oh, yes - that would be Tom Daschle, whose plan to be Secretary of Health and Human Services was "dashed" because of a large amount of unpaid taxes. Not only is this President breaking his pledge to NOT hire former lobbyists, he may be illegally using one under the radar". Know this: Apollo is run by the Weather Underground founder, Jeff Jones. So, add yet another radical to Obama's team.....
Even one of the Left's favorite pundits, James Carville, sees the dangers to our country in the action by President Obama and Rahm Emanuel to investigate and prosecute CIA interrogators. Others have noted that this will embolden our enemies, weaken our defenses and give our allies a good reason not to cooperate with us on any intelligence they may have. Our country will be in greater danger, and the head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, knows it. Even some on the left are questioning on which side this Administration sits, and how far it is willing to go to leave us defenseless against our enemies.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Health Care Bill - a change that will last for decades...

Washington, DC seems to be in a fog bank, unable to see what is the truth about the once "silent" majority.....

The FCC has just appointed a "diversity czar" who once worked for George Soros. I'm sure he won't be trying to bring "fairness" to the airwaves - right? NOT!
As our President famously said, though fails to believe, "Words mean things". So- pay attention to these words! --------------!
PITTSBURGH - Former President Bill Clinton told an audience of liberal online activists Thursday evening that the nation has “entered a new era of progressive politics” that could last for decades if Democrats can pass ambitious measures such as health care reform and climate change. [keep up the good "fight" against total government control of us!....]
The following appeared on
Headline: Immigrants to soon lose state health insurance
Date: Aug 17, 2009

"Thirty thousand legal immigrants have begun receiving letters informing them that their state-subsidized health insurance is ending Aug. 31 and will be replaced by a patchwork system of care until Massachusetts officials can piece together a more comprehensive plan for the most critically ill." [Yet another state, Hawaii being the first, has failed in it's attempt at a state-controlled health care plan. What would make us think that the feds, who have run Medicare and Medicaid into near bankruptcy, could efficiently run a health care system for hundreds of millions of patients?]
Andrew Thomas of American Thinker: regarding whether we conservative, constitution-loving Americans have yet achieved our objectives concerning the cessation of government control: Au contraire, mon frère (as George Carlin would say). We are facing the most ruthless and power-hungry government in American history. They have the most effective and dedicated propaganda arm the world has ever known, i.e. the misnomered "mainstream" media. They are changing the face of America surreptitiously through an unelected and completely uncontrolled group of leftist radicals (including an avowed Communist) known as "Czars". Congress has been relegated to the status of "useful idiots". The government commands the powerful thuggish shadow armies of ACORN and SEIU, with the intent of forcibly drafting millions of our kids, brainwashing them, and inducting them into a third shadow army, AmeriCorps.

This administration currently controls the census, which can initiate creation of additional congressional districts in liberal areas of the country based on their populations as counted by leftist community organizers. The left dominates election committees and polling volunteers. If they decide to sabotage voting machines or vote tabulation software or servers, who will provide the oversight to prevent them from doing so? They run the largest organized voter fraud organization in the world (except for perhaps Iran) a.k.a. ACORN. Who knows what "October surprises" they have planned? Will we see the New Black Panther Party more actively menacing voters at the polls, since the Obama administration refuses to prosecute this voter intimidation?

The RNC forwarded a press release/research memo to reporters today claiming that a "'public option' by any other name is still government health care." (snip) Reid deemed co-ops as "some type of public option" in early July--

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, told ABC News. "That won't pass the House."
"Some of us who have gotten roughed up pretty good at town hall meetings and stuck in there because we believe in this, now kind of feel like we have a tire track on our chest where the bus that rolled over us is," Weiner said.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals in all 50 states of the union, according to the Gallup Poll.
Mike Allen writes:

Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — — that was set up to receive information on “fishy” claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan.

E-mails to that address now bounce back with the message: “The e-mail address you just sent a message to is no longer in service. We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via” [And I ask what the difference will be, since they are still accepting messages at a different location?]