The PERFIDY of Barack Obama VS the TRANSPARENCY of Barack Obama

November 16, 2014

Barack Obama_Transparency and the Rule of Law_

Barack Obama on January 21, 2009,the day after  Inauguration Day  said:” Let me say it as simply as I can…Transparency and the Rule of Law will be the touchstones of this Presidency.”

(  Transparency speech_JAN_21_2009 )

On that day, Barack Obama made what most would agree was a PROMISE to the American People to be ” transparent”…as in forthright, open , non-secretive  and to observe and keep the RULE OF LAW…which most people regard as the Constitution of the United States of America..the blueprint  or handbook of how our government should work to serve US ,the People.

I say here and now that Barack Obama has LIED  and LIED repeatedly and consistently since Jan.20,2009….

(  Inauguration speech_JAN_20_2009 )

I say that nearly every single person in a high-level post in the Obama administration, which I call his regime (without exaggeration), has LIED to us to cover up ineptitude, mismanagement , and corruption carried out in his name to promote his agenda. As such, those LIES are Obama’s LIES !!
BTW..as I write this I am also listening to the MUSIC CHOICE SOLID GOLD OLDIES channel and I swear on my grandkids that the song that is playing at this moment is   LIES by the Knickerbockers from 1965 !!   THAT should be the Official theme song for the Obama regime …IMO  !!

Barack Obama and his various minions at various government agencies throughout the system have LIED to the American People from the start with regard to the single largest piece of legislation ever foisted upon America, the  signature  Obamacare / Affordable Care Act .  Nancy Pelosi, then SPEAKER of the HOUSE,  URGED our lawmakers to ” pass the bill in order to see what’s in it ” !!   THAT should have been our RED FLAG !!
Then, as the details of this huge TAX increase upon America , which has had little to do with Healthcare  access and delivery improvement , unfolded , minions like HHS Secretary  Kathleen Sebelius, at the time, continued to LIE about the myriad of problems in getting Obamacare implemented …such as the $650 MILLION$$ PLUS that the taxpayers PAID out to a Foreign company with close connections to the First Lady to develop the  Obamacare  website , which by any business  standards was an ABJECT FAILURE !!
This past week it was revealed that the promised Transparency was a SHAM by way of Several different videos that showed  MIT professor , Jonathan Gruber, touted back in 2009-2010 as an EXPERT in health care economics by the Obama regime , admitting..even Bragging..that …
” ‘The stupidity of the American voter’ let him get away with it,” he said in one videotaped speech at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gruber explained that the Obamacare law ‘was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the [individual insurance] mandate as taxes.” and ” If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.’ ”
Gruber said in a video from 2013. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and, basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever. But basically that was really critical to getting the thing ( Obamacare ) to pass.”

Has he apologized?

Yes, earlier this week, but BEFORE all six videos were released, Gruber appeared on MSNBC, telling Ronan Farrow his words had been an “off the cuff” mistake.
In a press briefing in Myanmar during the president’s trip, White House press secretary Josh Earnest denounced Gruber’s comments, saying, “The fact of the matter is, the process associated with the writing and passing and implementing of the Affordable Care Act has been extraordinarily transparent.”  REALLY ,JOSH..can you REALLY say that  in all EARNEST ??  BTW..the MIT professor’s video statements have been turned into a new word that describes the act of telling the truth by accident…..” grubering “=When you accidentally tell the truth about something.”Johnathan Gruber is grubering everybody by accidentally saying that Obamacare was intentionally written so that stupid voters couldn’t understand it.”

I just described a few of the LIES told to the American People by Obama and his blindly loyal minions about just ONE aspect of the Obama presidency..there are many more….. the FAST & FURIOUS scandal about the DOJ-authorized gun-running operation in Mexico that resulted in the MURDERS of U.S.BORDER PATROL Officer BRIAN TERRY and DHS SPECIAL AGENT, JAIME ZAPATA.  LIES of OMISSION of known facts are still LIES..Former AG, Eric Holder, LIED by Omission to a Congressional committee ,which then needed to go to court to get records released by the DOJ ..the nation’s Department of Justice , in order to continue its investigation into this ill-advised debacle !!
Then we have the IRS Scandal, in which Lois Lerner has systematically , deliberately conspired to stall and/or outright deny the tax-exempt status of mostly Conservative, right-wing groups prior to the 2012 election cycle, in an effort designed to thwart those groups’ ability to raise money to put forth their political messages in contrary to those of the Left-wing in general and the Obama regime, in particular !!
When that story broke, Lois Lerner engaged in efforts to LIE to the People that only a handful of “rogue” IRS agents in Cleveland were responsible for some foot-dragging in getting those tax-exempt status applications approved in a timely manner….that was a LIE !!  Then Ms.Lerner went before a Congressional committee and she invoked her right to plead the FIFTH AMENDMENT….her right NOT TO INCRIMINATE herself ….OK, that IS a right afforded to ALL U.S. citizens, who usually say only the self-incrimination phrase and then SHUT UP ….BUT, Lois Lerner did NOT SHUT UP …Lois Lerner then went on to give a self-serving Speech about her years of service and dedication to the public in her role at the IRS !!  MANY legal scholars have stated that in doing so, Ms.Lerner had actually Nullified her Fifth Amendment eligibility ….that is a legal matter to be determined !!

Although there are other scandals I could mention here , I will forego doing so in order to get to the MOST egregious scandal of the Obama regime…IMO…the BENGHAZI consulate raid on SEPT.11,2012, which resulted in the MURDERS of 4 BRAVE Americans…U.S.Ambassador to Libya, CHRISTOPHER STEVENS, and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer  Sean Smith and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, who were providing security at the Consulate .
The Obama regime from the very start deliberately tried to obfuscate the true details of what happened in BENGHAZI on SEPT.11,2012 by sending Susan Rice, then  U.N. Ambassador , out to the Sunday news talk shows to tell a LIE about an anti-Muslim video that upset some locals !! Susan Rice repeated this deliberate fabrication on several shows and for several days…even AFTER news came in that showed the attack on the Consulate was NOT as a result of a video that relatively very few people had actually seen..the attack came as a deliberately planned attack on our Consulate on the Anniversary of SEPT.11,2001 by heavily-armed Islamist radicals..the ATTACK on BENGHAZI came as a result of the Obama regime’s FAILURE to adequately secure that Consulate , despite Repeated requests by Ambassador STEVENS for increased security measures !!  Those FAILURES were the FAILURES of Barack Obama and of the Secretary of State at the time, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who as SEC.of STATE was ultimately in charge of protecting ALL American personnel and assets at the Consulate  !!   Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton both engaged in a deliberate attempt to LIE about the nature of the attack and about the nature of the security protections in place in the days prior to the anniversary of the TERRORIST attack of SEPT. 11_2001 !!
These are just SOME of the LIES foisted upon the American People by Barack Obama and his “transparent” regime…I simply do NOT have enough hours in the day to document them all , but, All Americans should do as a great American once said… Benjamin Franklin was often quoted as saying “it is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”  !!  As Barack Obama’s term in office nears its end..NOT soon enough for me..and as Hillary Rodham Clinton considers her candidacy for the office of POTUS in 2016, I implore you all to  QUESTION AUTHORITY at every turn ..to LISTEN to the words of people like Hillary Clinton and any others of any political party  and , more importantly, watch their ACTIONS , which often belie their own words. I suggest that you remember the wise words of PROF.THOMAS SOWELL, who said …”No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.”
When considering your vote in 2016 for the next POTUS, please remember this comment, also from PROF.SOWELL…”Those people who want Hillary Clinton elected president, so that we could have our first woman president, seem to have learned absolutely nothing from the current disaster of choosing a president on the basis of demographics and symbolism.”  This is one academic who we should all listen to  and heed his words  !!

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Government report finds 2.3 percent of Americans gay or bisexual ??

July 16, 2014

I saw this at the MSN homepage this morning……  

http://news.msn.com/us/government-report-finds-23-percent-of-americans-gay-or-bisexual

Using good old fashioned ‘rithmetic ..NOT Common Core , that 34,500 people surveyed equals only .00011% of the total U.S. population as of 2010( 308,400,000 ) so, let’s see ..if 2.3% of Americans are gay, would that number not be 308,400,000 X .023=7,093,200 ?? Can you say, Fuzzy math ??
BUT, the point of my posting this statistic is this: If either .00011% or 2.3% of our Total population is gay , why in hell are people, corporations, TV networks, political groups, school systems , ETC. bowing to the DEMANDS of militant members of the LGBT community whenever one of them is OFFENDED by a straight person who chooses not to do business with them ?? WHY is a very capable executive of MOZILLA FIREFOX , who donated $1000 to PROP 8 in defense of traditional marriage in California 6 years ago , FORCED to resign due to the objections of part of a group that equals only 2.3% of the total at best ?? HOW is that tolerance?? How is that FREE SPEECH ?? Food for thought ??  

If I am offended by the treatment I get from a company I am trying to business with, I do something REALLY RADICAL…I GO ELSEWHERE !!! I might also tell my friends of my bad experience so that they can make THEIR OWN CHOICE as to doing business with that company…..I do NOT DEMAND that ANYONE get fired ..I leave that to the marketplace to determine…..I do NOT threaten to BURN DOWN HOBBY LOBBY stores or picket outside CHICK-FIL-A stores or start a movement to BAN any company from doing business in my town, county or state, because I VALUE my freedom of choice and theirs !!   

 So, why did I bring up these stories from March of 2014 and June of 2012 ?  I saw that “statistic ” from a “survey” and I cannot help but wonder   When did ” Political Correctness ” overtake Common Sense and common Decency ?    The answer is… it took over when the blatantly Liberal media in this country surrendered their integrity in order to SELL newspapers, magazines and TV shows  and this surrender did NOT just happen since Barack Obama was elected POTUS…it has crept into our society over the last 25 years or so but it has gotten worse , to be sure , since Obama came into office  and I say..ENUFF ALREADY  !!

 ENUFF demanding that heads roll, that stores close or never get built and opened for business to provide JOBS ..ENUFF of local bakery owners losing their livelihood just because they chose NOT to do business with a gay couple….this nonsense must STOP !!  IF the Liberals truly ARE  Tolerant , including the gay community, then let them  Live and Let Live !!  

 That’s what I think..how about you ??

The Obama Border Crisis

July 13, 2014

Obama Wants $3.7 BILLION to Give Schooling, Free Healthcare to Illegals~Conservative Tribune Post on 07/12/2014_

WTF is this moron thinking ?? Barack Obama , along with the majority of the U.S.Senate , a large number of the HOUSE, the DOJ, and DHS, is deliberately putting this country on the path to Third World status …IMO !!  I don’t believe for one minute that MOST of our Veterans of the Afghanistan or Iraq wars fought for such a result and I am sure as hell none of the over 5000 U.S. servicemen & women KILLED in both wars DIED to make the USA a Fucking Socialist SHITHOLE!!
Barack Obama has been WRONG for this country since DAY ONE….his ideas on how to govern this nation are WRONG …his ideas regarding foreign policy are WRONG….his plans
to fix the economy are WRONG…Barack Obama was NEVER FIT to be the POTUS and the voters who chose him in 2008 out of a horribly misguided sense of enlightenment , combined with those who voted to RE-Elect this abject FAILURE in 2012, have recently stated that 71% of them REGRET their vote today !!

While Barack Obama constantly evades …even VIOLATES …the Constitution whenever it pleases him to do so,  we, the people MUST take the high road and follow the law of the land
in bringing about the IMPEACHMENT of Barack Obama for FAILURE to live up to his OATH OF OFFICE , which states that ” I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully
execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. ”
In ignoring border security in general and failing to finish the border fence that was mandated by law….in directing his AG, Eric Holder, to selectively prosecute those who cross the
U.S. border without permission or invitation ~~~the ILLEGALS~~~by means of foot dragging the legal process to deport them…..in ordering our dedicated BORDER PATROL officers
to STAND DOWN against the FLOOD of those ILLEGAL entrants ….in releasing 10’s of 1000’s of ILLEGALS from PRISONS for convictions on serious crimes like armed robbery,
RAPE & MURDER of U.S. citizens …..in ALL of these deliberate actions, Barack Obama has created the current border crisis and for these things alone…not to mention the
BENGHAZI scandal..the IRS scandal.. the FAST & FURIOUS scandal..the NSA Spying scandal..ALL OF THEM VERY REAL ..he deserves to be Impeached by the CONGRESS
according to the CONSTITUTION …a document that Obama claims to know so well that he actually taught it in a college.
We , the people, CANNOT evade the laws of the land because we don’t like them ..we MUST follow the LEGAL process in order to remove Barack Obama from office as POTUS..we MUST let our Senators & Congressmen know we are serious about this by calling and emailing their offices to make sure they know that AMERICA is fed up with this would-be Dictator …. here is the link to a directory of the contact information…..http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
I have NOT been a supporter of this President , nor did I vote for him in 2008 or 2012..I believe he stands for nearly the opposite of every thing I stand for in regard to the governing of
this country ..I believe that Barack Obama does NOT truly love the USA , but , has a deep abiding disdain ..at the very least…for America and I believe that his cumulative actions to
date have brought about the crisis at our border with Mexico ..I believe that he has deliberately Pandered to the Hispanic community South of our border in a concerted effort to bring
about what he and his Libearl media flunkies now call a “humanitarian” crisis that DEMANDS our Compassion …I say that is BULLSHIT and he knows it !! Barack Obama is once
again using a crisis involving Children that he knows the media will trump up for him so that he can try to coerce the Congress to appropriate $3.7 BILLION in order to FIX the very
problem he & his cohorts created …..I say NO to Barack Obama and I sincerely HOPE that millions of concerned Americans will have the AUDACITY to contact their members of
Congress and tell them you also say a loud NO to the $3.7 BILLION and to Barack Obama as POTUS !!

The Ground Zero Mosque issue

August 23, 2010

The proposed mosque to be built near the rubble of the WorldTrade Center has been much in the news this last week in particular & I have made my comments on several posts at Facebook that make my position clear….Just because any person or group has the legal RIGHT  to do or say something does NOT mean it is the RIGHT thing to do !!

 I do NOT deny any religious organization their right to worship or build or expand a place of worship and/or community center for people of that faith to gather  & observe their religious rites & traditions….this is AMERICA and the Constitution grants us those rights to pursue the religion of our choice, even if we worship UFOs .

 The Muslim people who wish to build their mosque in NYCity do have the right to do so under our Constitution and if the building meets all the SAME code requirements that would be asked of any Religious group that wants to build a church or synagogue in NYC….it just seems that some people have bent over backwards to facilitate the building of THIS particular religious building in order to feel good about themselves & show the world how open-minded they are. I think that desire to appear so enlightened is misplaced. I think Mayor Bloomberg is dead wrong to openly advocate for this specific religious symbol in that specific location and then lecture those who oppose it about being open-minded!!

 Many years ago,the American NAZI party got the needed permits to march openly in the streets of SKOKIE,IL.,wearing the infamous swastika symbol on their clothing.

 People of all faiths,particularly Jewish citizens of SKOKIE, fought hard through the legal system to block the march,but, the courts ruled that ,despite any individuals’ well-deserved feelings about such an arrogant,imflammatory display, the NAZI Party did indeed have the Constitutional RIGHT to march and they did so.

 I agree in principle that they did have that RIGHT but, I and most clear-thinking sensitive compassionate Americans felt that it was definitely NOT the RIGHT thing to do !! I and most Americans,particularly those who lost loved ones in the 9-11 attacks , feel that the location so close to GroundZero of a mosque that symbolizes the religion of the 9-11 TERRORISTS is clearly NOT the RIGHT location to build any thing that would remind the families of those who were killed of the very same religion that the terrorists professed.

 I believe a compromise can &  should be reached with the Muslim people and any organized Muslim groups who want to build a mosque in NYC to build their mosque in another location that does not appear to fly in the face of those who died on 9-11-2001. If the true  purpose of the building is to provide a site where Muslims who live in the NYC area can come to peacefully observe their religious views,customs & traditions  and to teach their young people about their religion and their culture then I believe they can most likely find several other suitable locations in Manhattan to build such a facility!!  By the way, there is a GreekOrthodox church,ST.NICHOLAS, founded in 1916 and serving the community since 1922,that was destroyed on 9-11 when WTC2 came crashing down on it ….it was the Only church of any denomination to be destroyed that day!  Yet, despite the efforts of many NewYorkers of Greek heritage to rebuild a building that had already existed since 1922 , MAYOR BLOOMBERG’s city officials have consistently thrown up roadblocks to the rebuilding of ST.NICHOLAS. Where is the fair minded equal treatment of that situation??

 There has been a lot of imflammatory rhetoric about the “true” meaning of the original name the center was to be given..the CORDOBA Center…I don’t profess to know enough about Islam to know if there is any “hidden” meaning of “victory over the Infidels”  or not….I did read,however, that the backers of the mosque have agreed to change the name If the center does get approval to be built….so, we have our first sign of compromise . I prefer to take the Mosque’s supporters at face value and assume that the mosque will indeed be , first & foremost, a house of worship , with additional space allotted for libraries ,study rooms ,cultural activities,etc……You know…the same kinds of things found in many Christian & Jewish houses of worship.

 Lastly on this subject, I saw today a video of a recent KeithOlbermann show on MSNBC, where he gave a 12 min.:21 second “Special Comment” on the Mosque issue,entitled,”There is NO GroundZero Mosque”.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#38731398

 I generally believe that Keith Olberman is a no-talent pseudo-intellectual buffoon …I am now absolutely Certain  that he is !!

 In a pedantic diatribe on religious tolerance & what he refers to often as radical right-wing over-reaction to anything liberal or progressive…in HIS view….Keith Olbermann tried to make the case that the proposed mosque isn’t really near GroundZero and that it won’t actually be visible from GroundZero  due to other buildings surrounding the project !!!  He also pointed out that there is already an Islamic center in Manhattan ,in much smaller  cramped quarters, that has existed even before the WorldTradeCenter was built….as if those are valid reasons that no forward-thinking person of any intellect should  oppose the new mosque……I say, RIDICULOUS !!!! In fact, Mr.Olberman, the existence of an Islamic center in Manhattan can be used as a valid reason why there is NO need to build another one..in such close proximity to GroundZero !!

 Bottom line is: The USA is & always has been _and hopefully will continue to be _ a bastion of   religious freedom .  IF the mosque at issue is  NOT allowed to be built at that specific location, due to the fact that it represents a religion that so many Americans do not understand & trust because the 9-11 terrorists were clearly followers of Islam, then we all have lost a bit of our religious freedom !! 

  But_ I ,along with Most Americans  and particularly most of us who lived in the NYC metro area on that ungodly day, strongly URGE the supporters of the mosque to consider the still-raw nerves of those whose loved ones were Murdered by Radical,extremist Muslim young men to exercise good judgement & compassion and build their mosque somewhere else !!! I am sure that NYC has many attractive locations from which to choose.

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 P.S. Somehow I hit the Bold & the Italics button halfway through my essay and I could not figure out how to undo it…I did not intend to do so!!

Let’s keep it civil !!

August 7, 2010

I have not posted anything on my blog in quite a while, because a lot of what is happening with the current OBAMA administration has me very upset and I did not want to go off on a tirade , using obscene or profane language . However, this past week in particular, I have added some Friends at my Facebook page, who I only know by their comments or their replies to my comments on mostly Anti-Obama posts to FB. In some cases I asked them to be a friend  & in some cases they asked me to be a friend. In many cases, I simply marked “Like” on a post that I tended to agree with in concept or I made a comment that agreed with their political  point of view . In most cases, I do not really know all that much about these FB Friends….I am simply trying to network with like-minded people on a social media network.

My reason for commenting today on my blog is that I noticed today & throughout the past week or so that many FB posters are getting very Personal in their attacks on anything about President OBAMA and/or his family & the people in his administration_.Hear this…I do NOT in any way agree with or condone any such remarks by anyone on FB or any such venue!!

 I believe that mature, intelligent people should be able to express their political views in a  manner that is respectful of the other viewpoint , while still making their point known , even in very strong & direct language !! Notice, I said , strong & direct….NOT   vile,obscene, or imflammatory language !!

I believe that many of the comments I’ve seen this past week , in particular, have been Vile ,obscene & imflammatory.  Many of them were posted at pages that espouse a very Conservative and/or blatantly Anti-Obama viewpoint.

First of all, we are all entitled to Freedom of Speech..so, I do not deny anyone’s RIGHT to say how they feel . I just want to see those views kept to the point of your political or even religious objection to the statements being made. We must STOP the  increasingly vitriolic personal attacks and keep focused on the issues !!

 I admit that, over the years, I have told  or laughed at a joke or cartoon that many others found to be in poor taste…in some cases the objectors were as guilty of such poor taste themselves …but, that does not excuse my lack of intelligence or sensitivity ….so, I apologize for those moments.

 I have also made comments on FB that I am sure others of a different political view have found inaccurate or without substance, in their point of view. That’s OKAY…that’s difference of opinion…that is a good thing !!  But, I like to think that I kept my remarks on the issue & Not on the personal traits of the author. I have very strong political views that I feel the need to express from time to time…that is why I created this blog. I said in my first entry that I did not feel that Facebook or sites like it were the proper place to go into length or detail on political or religious views  and I still feel that way. However, I still will “LIKE” some comments that I see & agree with, in concept, and even add my own comment now & then. What got me upset today were the truly nasty, obscene ,imflammatory comments made by  some people in reply to ideas  that I would normally agree with. I am not a prude by any means, but, I really think people need to raise the bar when commenting on issues,either pro or con, and keep their remarks to the idea expressed…leave the authors’ looks or sexual preference out of the subject all together !!

 So, I intend to HIDE any string of comments from Anyone that tend to include such improper language  from this point on. I very well may agree with the original post as a matter of fact or opinion and I will still regard the poster as a FB friend,but, I will not leave open on my FB page remarks that I feel are as described above . I hope that others will do the same . If any of my FB friends take exception to this stance & wish to Un-friend me due to my position on this matter….So be it !!

The Passing of OBAMACARE into Law

March 25, 2010

 I am far from jubilant about the OBAMA -crafted national health-care reform bill that was rammed thru a cowardly Congress & signed into law by what I deem to be a smug,arrogant President who has to be one of two things: he is either very naive to actually believe that his plan can SAVE money & Not raise taxes in the long-term OR he really doesn’t CARE what a clear Majority of Americans have been saying  at least  since last Summer’s town-hall meetings….he only wants to show them that He has the Power to push his very Socialist agenda on a country whose citizens do NOT want it !! 

 I want to make one thing very clear_I am very much in favor of reforming our country’s health-care delivery system.It is definitely in need of improvement. But, I and Millions of other Americans who identify themselves as Conservative, want a much more reasoned approach to the problem_we do not want More government intervention in our lives,mainly because our bureaucratic system of managing anything of significance has proven not to work. It is laden with favoritism, corruption, and in many cases it is hamstrung by a general apathy on the part of the very workers who are saddled with the task of running the system .

 If his health-care reform package was so worthy of Americans’ support ,why did he need to load it up with special deals for certain states , special exemptions for labor unions  and last-minute rides in AirForce One for certain Congressmen ??  That and a lot more back room  closed door meetings were all necessary because , to use OBAMA’s own campaign trail words,” Let’s put some lipstick on this pig “. Well, lipstick or not, this BILL is still a pig !!   One that this country CANNOT afford now or later, when the next generation gets the bill for this BILL !!

 SO, let concerned Americans  do the only thing we can do at this point_let us make sure that on Election Day in November,2010, we get up  &  get out to VOTE Against any elected official who voted this package into law !! I believe that a Majority of Americans do NOT want THIS health-care bill  and that President OBAMA  in his arrogance,  ignored them in order to further his own personal agenda to move this country more & more toward Socialism…..a far cry from the system crafted by our Founding Fathers  in a document known as The CONSTITUTION .

 I am anxious to see what happens with the many lawsuits filed by Attorneys General  from individual states to challenge the constitutionality of this new law which now puts new burdens on the states to cover a large portion of the inevitable rise in costs to cover Millions of people who were not covered before and who were not paying into the system….I guess those Attorneys General don’t believe that more government can run the health-care system more efficiently than private enterprise.

 As I write this blog entry I am watching the 11 o’clock news on Channel 4 , which aired a story about how some members of Congress have received very ugly,threatening emails and others have been spat on…I do NOT condone any such behavior by any American who is not happy about the passage of  the Health_Care Reform Bill,which is now LAW.  The proper, lawful  way to voice your opposition is to organize others who feel the same way and VOTE in November to remove those politicians who chose to ignore the will of the people.  Let’s see how much they love OBAMACARE once they are dropped from the VIP health-care plan !!

 I could go on for quite awhile on specific points about OBAMACARE that I do not believe are right for this country at this time or about how I truly believe that many parts of the new law are downright UN-Constitutional, but it’s been a long day & it is  time to put this to rest . This is my personal opinion…..what do you think??

I Don’t Care

March 11, 2010

The following letter is  supposed to be written by a woman living in New Brunswick, Canada and sent to her local newspaper…I cannot verify the truth of that ,but, I can verify the sentiments expressed in the letter are shared by a whole lot of Americans, myself included.

 Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

 
Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

 
Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

 
And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

 
I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

 
I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan

 
I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

 
I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

 
I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of
nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

 
I’ll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

 
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

 
I don’t care.

 
When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

 
I don’t care.

 
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and ‘fed special food’ that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

 
I don’t care.

 
And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran..’ Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it,

 
I don’t care!!

 
If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends.? Sooner or later, it’ll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

 
If you don’t agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don’t complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country!? And may I add:

 
‘Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Soldiers don’t have that problem.’

 
I have another quote that I would like to add, AND…….I hope you forward all this.

 
One last thought for the day:

 
Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

 
1. Jesus Christ

 
2. The BritishSoldier.

 
3. The Canadian Soldier.

 
4. The US Soldier, and

 
5. The Australian Soldier

 
One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom.

 

 
YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON, AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET ALL OF THEM.

This  above email  was sent to me by a friend who thought I would agree & pass it on….I absolutely agree with the sentiments in this letter & I am glad to pass it on…if you agree, please pass it on to your friends.

 I wish the people at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  &  on Capitol Hill understood & agreed with these sentiments….instead, they choose to cow-tow to every fringe ethnic & religious group in fear of losing a  few votes and then they want to give terrorists RIGHTS afforded by the Constitution by granting them a trial in the very city they set out to destroy ….while U.S. taxpayers pay for the terrorists’ criminal defense team !!!

  It is time we all woke up to the real threat to America…..the Liberal, Social-Progressives’ FAILURE to Understand the war on terror and their Utopian, OneWorld view of the  America that they truly believe we, the People, are too dumb to know is what’s best for us.

 So put down your I-Pods & turn off your Blackberries & turn off TMZ & Inside Edition and with the same zeal that you texted in your choice for American Idol….get off your ASS & VOTE in NOV. 2010  for men and women who will restore a sense of sanity & fiscal responsibility to the legislative branch of our government……LORD knows this current crop of posers_thieves_ and blowhards isn’t doing the job !!

  That’s just my opinion…..I could be wrong.

P.S. My apologies for the HUGE type in the letter…I did a Copy & Paste  rather than type it all out and that was the type size used in the original letter,as I received it via email. I wasn’t trying to Shout!!

No wonder Congress’s approval rating is in the toilet!!

March 4, 2010

In the News:N.Y.Congressman CHARLIE RANGEL_under federal investigation of various ethics violations, goes on TV to announce that he has written a letter to HouseSpeaker NANCY PELOSI, asking to step down ” temporarily ” as Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee….what a joke !!!  IF RANGEL has any ethics at all , he will not only RESIGN as Chairman, but, he will RESIGN from Congress .  He can use the free time to plan his defense against criminal charges that should be brought against him.  It will be interesting to see if PELOSI grants him his “TimeOut” for being a bad little boy _only to let him back on the playground after a” heartfelt apology “_all the while collecting his fat taxpayer -paid salary !!!   Give me a break_if he was a Republican, PELOSI would be Demanding his immediate resignation faster than she can get another Botox injection!!
But, it’s D.C. folks…..anything goes !!  Just my opinion….I could be wrong.

Facts are facts….or are they ??

February 28, 2010
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Facts are facts….or are they ??

I watched most of the White House HealthCare Reform Summit on Thursday and I thought at first that it was a good idea for America to see  a civil discourse among our legislators _Until all the participants began their grandstanding &  bloviating right down party lines. Then I followed some comments on Facebook & on some online versions of some of the New York  area newspapers. Naturally, some were highly critical of one side while praising the other….human nature at work. Then a few comments caught my eye because they were rather imflammatory, in my opinion. They referred to Republicans who  probably thought the Democrats’  FACTS  were inconvenient  &  fetid, as in having an offensive odor !

 My first inclination was to post my comments in rebuttal_but_then I remembered why I created this blog: To express my strong poltical views in a place where individuals who choose to see them can choose to see them…or not. I  no longer feel it is wise to put those views on Facebook , as I think it tends to stir up animosity in a place that is  mostly intended for camaraderie. So, I am putting my comments here and I welcome anyone to respond .

I always thought that facts were facts and opinions were opinions.   I guess nowadays that facts are only facts if they support one’s own viewpoint_if the facts do not support that viewpoint, then they are no longer facts ??
 Both political parties have pointed to the CongressionalBudgetOffice throughout the years ,when trying to rally support for their proposed bills….they have pretty much regarded the CBO’s numbers as sacrosanct…The latest CBO reports on the OBAMA Health-care Reform clearly show the overall plan to be much too expensive in the long run !!   Are their facts no longer facts ??
Because I have time these days to research & read such info,I looked up the CBO website & actually read some of the reports_I believe that the CBO reports ,based on facts gathered by experts in their fields , show the OBAMA plan will cost the USA way too much in the long run. For that reason, among others,  I am opposed to it. I am NOT opposed to health-care reform_I and millions of people like me, most of whom are NOT crazy right-wing radicals, WANT health-care reform_ at a price that we & our kids & grandkids can afford. I and many like me just do not believe that our beauracratic government is best equipped to manage that reform and many of us firmly believe that it is NOT even the government’s job to do so.
  BTW..since someone  used the term  “fetid”  in their  comments_allow me to do the same_the only FETID thing I can smell is the OBAMA agenda to ram his version of health-care reform down the throats of all Americans despite a clear indication that MOST Americans do not want his version !!
  That is my opinion…. many of you obviously have a very different opinion _Again, I welcome all responses from all sides  with an open mind and I will gladly reply to any  constructive comments on the subject matter.

TIGER WOODS Mis-Uses the MEDIA

February 22, 2010

 I have been following with great interest the story of  TIGER WOODS and his personal problems since this past Thanksgiving Day weekend. On Friday, 02/19, he made his great mea culpa on live TV. I posted the following observation on my Facebook page that day:  ” For those who were not near a TV or radio today ,Do Not Fear….All the news shows WILL re-broadcast_ ad nauseum_ the latest Celebrity Confession…this time delivered with Total Sincerity by the GOD of GOLF, TIGER WOODS !!! Who said there is no more Live Theater on TV ???  ”

 Later that day, I saw a brief piece on the local news about yet another TIGER  WOODS alleged paramour who was sobbing about how she really ,really loved him_while her attorney, the infamous GLORIA ALLRED, stood nearby…in camera view,of course!   That spectacle prompted me to post this on FB:  DAMMIT…my favorite lawyer, GLORIA ALLRED, the Queen of using the media to further her B.S. “ShowMeTheMoney” lawsuits just HAD TO get in front of the TV cameras today with her latest client…another TIGER WOODS side dish who is now all broken up because the MARRIED man she screwed won’t leave his WIFE….BooHoo_Cry on Cue !                                                                                             I am sure there will be die-hard feminists who will say I am being harsh….I say to them, “BooHoo_Cry on Cue !!”  

 This whole TIGER WOODS saga is 100% Un-necessary  ! He should Never have made a public apology ..Period.  What happened between TIGER & his wife the night of the crash , preceded by his now admitted infidelities and the many Alleged infidelities  as told by the dozen or so participants  (how many are now  clients  of  MS.ALLRED??)     is NONE of the public’s dammed business !!   TIGER WOODS most certainly owes his wife & children a Private apology, but, he does not owe Anyone else a thing…..from day one, he should have told any & all reporters who asked for details  to go to hell. He does not owe me or you or anyone but his immediate family an aplogy for his Personal behavior. If the story was about TIGER cheating at golf or if he was seen wearing PUMA logo wear while cashing huge endorsement checks from  NIKE  then we, the public , would have something to gripe about…alas, this was not the case!

 What really interests me the most about this whole sordid saga has been the public’s reaction  and the media’s coverage of the story. Back over Thanksgiving Day weekend, I recall the Facebook Status Updates & NewsFeeds were FULL of people talking about the crash & the possible scenarios ….there were lots of jokes made at TIGER’s expense on FB and the Late night comics had a Field Day….one which has NOT stopped since that weekend .  I clearly remember several Facebook posts that suggested that we have enough real problems to deal with right now than to worry about TIGER WOODS…I agreed , while pointing out to them that one would almost  need to live all alone in a cave like  the UNABOMBER, TED  KACZYNSKI, to avoid hearing & seeing the media coverage of  what was really a private matter between a man and his wife….even if that man was a billionaire _super athlete_ media star !!

  In this age of  24 hour satellite news  and shows like TMZ, Hollywood Access, Inside Edition and E! Television, plus a myriad of online websites & even Blogs ….it is nearly impossible to escape the media hype behind any story that shows the rich and famous as mere mortals with warts and all….but, maybe in these days of uncertainty about the economy and world politics and terrorism…..just maybe being able to gloat a little about the trials & tribulations of the  “beautiful people”  is what some of us plain folks need to get thru the day. 

  I don’t blame the plain folks….I blame the media whores who chase a celebrity down their own driveway to shove a mike in their face & flash  a picture of them without all the Hollywood makeup on. But, then,  I remember who tunes in to TMZ & Inside Edition  and who buys the National Enquirer at the supermarket check-out and I must admit the fault lies with ourselves.    Maybe if  WE the public STOP watching TMZ, et al, and STOP buying the ENQUIRER , et al ,  the TV  journalism of EDWARD R.MURROW’s day will return . I can only hope for such a miracle.  Meanwhile, I need to close this entry for now….I  TIVO’d  the MAURY POVITCH SHOW  earlier today and I just cannot wait to see the results of the Paternity test…..now that’s MUST SEE TV !!