Sunday, March 28, 2010

Appropriations Chair Threatens to De-Fund Attorney General Over Health Care Suit

Appropriations Chair Threatens to De-Fund Attorney General Over Health Care Suit

This reminds me of when Obama "fired" the Inspector General for doing his job.

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Definition of Socialism

The harder you work, the less you're rewarded.  The less you work, the more you're rewarded.

What brought our country it's #1 superpower status, is the antithesis of the statement above.  In capitalism, the best and brightest can rise to the top and become successful.  That's why they all came to The United States and made us the powerhouse we used to be.  Sadly, we seem to have peaked as a superpower.  Socialism threatens to drag our society down in mediocrity.  Who will strive to achieve, when the reward is so small?  

Media Boogeyman: If Activists Scare You Away from Fish Oil, They Save the Fishes!

Media Boogeyman: If Activists Scare You Away from Fish Oil, They Save the Fishes!

Postal exec taps former associate for no-bid pact - Washington Times

Postal exec taps former associate for no-bid pact - Washington Times

NRCC - National Republican Congressional Committee

NRCC - National Republican Congressional Committee

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ObamaCare Is the Democrats’ New Kansas-Nebraska Act

ObamaCare Is the Democrats’ New Kansas-Nebraska Act

Paul Ryan Is Not Ready to Give Up on Health Care

Exempted From Obamacare: Senior Staff Who Wrote the Bill

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Does this look fishy to you?

 Maybe I'm a cynic, maybe I'm paranoid, but what the hell is this garbage?  I've never seen an EO with a blank date.  Has this guy already signed it?  How much weight does an EO carry over Congress?  Is this an enforceable law, or some bull$#!+ to get pro-life Democrats to commit political suicide and vote to fund federally subsidized abortions?

Executive Order

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ensuring enforcement and implementation of abortion restrictions in the patient protection and affordable care act
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (approved March ­­__, 2010), I hereby order as follows:
Section 1.  Policy.
Following the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("the Act"), it is necessary to establish an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment.   The purpose of this Executive Order is to establish a comprehensive, government-wide set of policies and procedures to achieve this goal and to make certain that all relevant actors-Federal officials, state officials (including insurance regulators) and health care providers-are aware of their responsibilities, new and old.
The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly-created health insurance exchanges.  Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience (such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. §300a-7, and the Weldon Amendment, Pub. L. No. 111-8, §508(d)(1) (2009)) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.
Numerous executive agencies have a role in ensuring that these restrictions are enforced, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  
Section 2.  Strict Compliance with Prohibitions on Abortion Funding in Health Insurance Exchanges. 
The Act specifically prohibits the use of tax credits and cost-sharing reduction payments to pay for abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered) in the health insurance exchanges that will be operational in 2014.  The Act also imposes strict payment and accounting requirements to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services in exchange plans (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered) and requires state health insurance commissioners to ensure that exchange plan funds are segregated by insurance companies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, OMB funds management circulars, and accounting guidance provided by the Government Accountability Office
I hereby direct the Director of OMB and the Secretary of HHS to develop, within 180 days of the date of this Executive Order, a model set of segregation guidelines for state health insurance commissioners to use when determining whether exchange plans are complying with the Act's segregation requirements, established in Section 1303 of the Act, for enrollees receiving Federal financial assistance.  The guidelines shall also offer technical information that states should follow to conduct independent regular audits of insurance companies that participate in the health insurance exchanges.  In developing these model guidelines, the Director of OMB and the Secretary of HHS shall consult with executive agencies and offices that have relevant expertise in accounting principles, including, but not limited to, the Department of the Treasury, and with the Government Accountability Office.  Upon completion of those model guidelines, the Secretary of HHS should promptly initiate a rulemaking to issue regulations, which will have the force of law, to interpret the Act's segregation requirements, and shall provide guidance to state health insurance commissioners on how to comply with the model guidelines.
Section 3.  Community Health Center Program.  
The Act establishes a new Community Health Center (CHC) Fund within HHS, which provides additional Federal funds for the community health center program.  Existing law prohibits these centers from using federal funds to provide abortion services (except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered), as a result of both the Hyde Amendment and longstanding regulations containing the Hyde language.  Under the Act, the Hyde language shall apply to the authorization and appropriations of funds for Community Health Centers under section 10503 and all other relevant provisions.  I hereby direct the Secretary of HHS to ensure that program administrators and recipients of Federal funds are aware of and comply with the limitations on abortion services imposed on CHCs by existing law.  Such actions should include, but are not limited to, updating Grant Policy Statements that accompany CHC grants and issuing new interpretive rules.
Section 4.  General Provisions.  
(a) Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:  (i) authority granted by law or presidential directive to an agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This Executive Order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.

Protester disrupts House, yells 'Kill the Bill'

Protester disrupts House, yells 'Kill the Bill'

Media Lying About Racist Attacks on Black Reps By Tea Party Protesters…VIDEO PROOF

Media Lying About Racist Attacks on Black Reps By Tea Party Protesters…VIDEO PROOF

Gee, you say you got spit on? That's a shame, that's awful! Whoever spit on you should pay! Are you going to press charges? No? Gee, why not? Maybe because you made that $#!+ up?

It's not just what he's doing, it's how he's doing it!

How to Fix Healthcare

First of all, most people fail to realize what's breaking our system right now.  In the United States, anyone with or without insurance can go to a hospital emergency room and receive quality medical treatment.  This includes illegal aliens.  Sounds like everyone's getting health care to me!  There are two major reasons health care costs are rising, and neither one of them is an "evil" insurance company.

The first is frivolous lawsuits.  Insane amounts of money have been awarded for medical malpractice suits.  The result is higher malpractice insurance premiums.  Doctors didn't go to school for 10 years to be poor, they're going to pass the cost on to you, and who could blame them?  TORT reform would stop this problem in it's tracks, and has done so in Texas.  Of course, Democrats won't entertain this idea, because their lawyer buddies can't keep making a killing off of lawsuits.

Another alternative is to stop treating millions of illegal aliens for free.  After all, we're paying higher prices so doctors and nurses don't go broke treating them for free!  Once again, honest taxpayers pay the cost through increased health care pricing to cover the loss of treating illegal aliens for free.  Now, I'm not heartless.  If an illegal alien really needs treatment, we should oblige.  Then, to be even nicer, we can give them a free ride home (deportation) to their homeland.  That way, we can still treat these people if they really need it, but I don't think it's fair for taxpayers to subsidize in illegal aliens trip to the emergency room for a runny nose, and I'd bet we would see too many minor medical problems in a place they were never supposed to be:  The EMERGENCY room.

Now, I'm sure some of you are thinking, surely these illegal aliens get handed a medical bill.  You're right, they do.  Who's going to make them pay it?  It's not as if you can "ruin their credit" if they don't.  It's kinda like ol' Barry Obama's idea to tax oil companies to punish them for their success.  Ultimately, it will be a tax on oil consumers, because oil companies will just pass the cost of the tax on to us.  They'll just consider it part of their overhead, and it won't affect their profit margin.

Of course, this is what happens when people who know absolutely nothing about running a business (government) start telling businesses how to run their business.  These jack-holes have never made a payroll, never even been in charge of anything remotely profitable, but they know what's best.

Keep in mind that both TORT Reform and and enforcing immigration laws are a hell of a lot more constitutional than this garbage congress is trying to push through.  With two thirds of the government willing to ignore and dismiss The Constitution, only the judicial will be able to save us from this government takeover of yet another sector of our economy.

Also, with 34 states already invoking the 10th amendment to opt-out of health care reform, a failure by the judicial branch to uphold The Constitution may even result in civil war.  I could be wrong, perhaps Americans can tolerate totalitarian tyranny these days, but I recall from history class that we started this country to free ourselves from tyranny.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Prayer to St. Patrick, Patron of Ireland

Dear St. Patrick,

in your humility you called yourself a sinner,

but you became a most successful missionary

and prompted countless pagans

to follow the Saviour.

Many of their descendents in turn

spread the Good News in numerous foreign lands.

Through your powerful intercession with God,

obtain the missionaries we need

to continue the work you began.


Birther, Birther, Birther!

I know everyone has an opinion on this, why not make sure your opinion is an informed one instead of an ignorant one.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Attorney General Eric Holder says Osama bin Laden will not be captured alive -

Attorney General Eric Holder says Osama bin Laden will not be captured alive -

I don't know why anyone would think Democrats are soft on terror....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Unconstitutional Procedure Being Used to Pass Unconstitutional ObamaCare

Unconstitutional Procedure Being Used to Pass Unconstitutional ObamaCare

Yet another violation of the binding contract between the government and the governed known as the United States Constitution.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

'Hated Israel will be annihalated'

Immigration provision has Hispanic Caucus threatening ‘no’ health vote -

Immigration provision has Hispanic Caucus threatening ‘no’ health vote -

"Under God" upheld in Pledge

I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of The United States of America, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Some jackhole atheist tried to have the pledge removed from public schools citing seperation of church and state.  This guy obviously has too much free time.  He doesn't seem to understand that having a government that acknowledges God, and thus acknowledges our inalienable God-given rights, is a safeguard from tyranny.  What Communist China has done to Tibet is a very good example of what happens when government dismisses, then tries to replace God.

Bill requires U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA

Bill requires U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA

Next time you dismiss a third party candidate, remember the words of Ross Perot about NAFTA: "You hear that sucking sound, that's the economy!"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to The Republic of Texas! Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the Town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836

When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.

When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the everready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants.

When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.

When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements. In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.

Nations, as well as individuals, are amenable for their acts to the public opinion of mankind. A statement of a part of our grievances is therefore submitted to an impartial world, in justification of the hazardous but unavoidable step now taken, of severing our political connection with the Mexican people, and assuming an independent attitude among the nations of the earth.

The Mexican government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution, that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.

In this expectation they have been cruelly disappointed, inasmuch as the Mexican nation has acquiesced in the late changes made in the government by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers us the cruel alternative, either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny, the combined despotism of the sword and the priesthood.

It has sacrificed our welfare to the state of Coahuila, by which our interests have been continually depressed through a jealous and partial course of legislation, carried on at a far distant seat of government, by a hostile majority, in an unknown tongue, and this too, notwithstanding we have petitioned in the humblest terms for the establishment of a separate state government, and have, in accordance with the provisions of the national constitution, presented to the general Congress a republican constitution, which was, without just cause, contemptuously rejected.

It incarcerated in a dungeon, for a long time, one of our citizens, for no other cause but a zealous endeavor to procure the acceptance of our constitution, and the establishment of a state government.

It has failed and refused to secure, on a firm basis, the right of trial by jury, that palladium of civil liberty, and only safe guarantee for the life, liberty, and property of the citizen.

It has failed to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources, (the public domain,) and although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self government.

It has suffered the military commandants, stationed among us, to exercise arbitrary acts of oppression and tyrrany, thus trampling upon the most sacred rights of the citizens, and rendering the military superior to the civil power.

It has dissolved, by force of arms, the state Congress of Coahuila and Texas, and obliged our representatives to fly for their lives from the seat of government, thus depriving us of the fundamental political right of representation.

It has demanded the surrender of a number of our citizens, and ordered military detachments to seize and carry them into the Interior for trial, in contempt of the civil authorities, and in defiance of the laws and the constitution.

It has made piratical attacks upon our commerce, by commissioning foreign desperadoes, and authorizing them to seize our vessels, and convey the property of our citizens to far distant ports for confiscation.

It denies us the right of worshipping the Almighty according to the dictates of our own conscience, by the support of a national religion, calculated to promote the temporal interest of its human functionaries, rather than the glory of the true and living God.

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.

It has invaded our country both by sea and by land, with intent to lay waste our territory, and drive us from our homes; and has now a large mercenary army advancing, to carry on against us a war of extermination.

It has, through its emissaries, incited the merciless savage, with the tomahawk and scalping knife, to massacre the inhabitants of our defenseless frontiers.

It hath been, during the whole time of our connection with it, the contemptible sport and victim of successive military revolutions, and hath continually exhibited every characteristic of a weak, corrupt, and tyrranical government.

These, and other grievances, were patiently borne by the people of Texas, untill they reached that point at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue. We then took up arms in defence of the national constitution. We appealed to our Mexican brethren for assistance. Our appeal has been made in vain. Though months have elapsed, no sympathetic response has yet been heard from the Interior.

We are, therefore, forced to the melancholy conclusion, that the Mexican people have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty, and the substitution therfor of a military government; that they are unfit to be free, and incapable of self government.

The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation.

We, therefore, the delegates with plenary powers of the people of Texas, in solemn convention assembled, appealing to a candid world for the necessities of our condition, do hereby resolve and declare, that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended, and that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic, and are fully invested with all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent nations; and, conscious of the rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the Supreme arbiter of the destinies of nations.

[Signed, in the order shown on the handwritten document]

John S. D. Byrom

Francis Ruis

J. Antonio Navarro

Jesse B. Badgett

Wm D. Lacy

William Menifee

Jn. Fisher

Matthew Caldwell

William Motley

Lorenzo de Zavala

Stephen H. Everett

George W. Smyth

Elijah Stapp

Claiborne West

Wm. B. Scates

M. B. Menard

A. B. Hardin

J. W. Bunton

Thos. J. Gazley

R. M. Coleman

Sterling C. Robertson

Richard Ellis, President

of the Convention and Delegate

from Red River

James Collinsworth

Edwin Waller

Asa Brigham

Geo. C. Childress

Bailey Hardeman

Rob. Potter

Thomas Jefferson Rusk

Chas. S. Taylor

John S. Roberts

Robert Hamilton

Collin McKinney

Albert H. Latimer

James Power

Sam Houston

David Thomas

Edwd. Conrad

Martin Parmer

Edwin O. Legrand

Stephen W. Blount

Jms. Gaines

Wm. Clark, Jr.

Sydney O. Pennington

Wm. Carrol Crawford

Jno. Turner

Benj. Briggs Goodrich

G. W. Barnett

James G. Swisher

Jesse Grimes

S. Rhoads Fisher

John W. Moore

John W. Bower

Saml. A. Maverick (from Bejar)

Sam P. Carson

A. Briscoe

J. B. Woods

H. S. Kimble, Secretary

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High court looks at reach of Second Amendment

High court looks at reach of Second Amendment

They should ask Ted Nugent to testify, he seems to get it.