An Early Christmas Poem

This was sent to me today and I wanted to share it with all of you.  I do not know who wrote it; but it is very clever, current and topical.

An Early Christmas Poem

 Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*Not a Christian was praying*

*Nor taking a stand.*

*See the PC Police had taken away,*

*The reason for Christmas – no one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*

*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say*

* December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘.*

*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*

*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*

*Something was changing, something quite odd! *

*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*

*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*

*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*

* At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was nowhere to be found.*

*At K-Mart and Staples and Penney’s and Sears*

*You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*

*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*

*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*

*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*

*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*

*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*

* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*

*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*

*So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’*

*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*

*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*

*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS ,

not Happy Holiday !*

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet during the holidays a

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The Phone is STILL RINGING!

Check out this new YouTube video and pay particular attention to the last few frames.

Let’s Play a New Version of Where’s Waldo a/k/a/ Obama

Since the President has been unable to make a decision with regard to Afghanistan, I decided to find out what he has been doing since General McChrystal provided his report on Sunday, August 30, 2009.  Here’s a handy, dandy chart I constructed and will try to update for you. 

How many of these events can you name?

DATE

EVENT

08/31/2009 Golf at the Army-Navy Country Club
09/01 Ramadan dinner celebration
09/02 Obama departs for Camp David
09/03 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/04 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/05 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/06 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/07 Obama travels to Cincinnati, OH; Addresses AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic
09/08 Obama attends meetings at WH; speaks with 9th graders with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan; delivers back-to-school speech; attends Sotomayor’s investiture ceremony; Obama and Biden meet with Reid and Pelosi; Obama and Biden meet with PGA Champions of America
09/09 Obama appears on “Good Morning America”; speaks at Walter Cronkite’s  memorial; addresses joint session of Congress
09/10 Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform; meets with Cabinet; has lunch with Biden; meets with Congressional Black Caucus; meets with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, meets with Sec. of State Clinton; Sec of Treasury Geithner; meets with Senate centrists; welcomes Pittsburgh Penguins to WH
09/11 Obama observes moment of silence; delivers remarks & participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial; attends meetings at WH
09/12 Obama gives speech in Minnesota; holds rally on health insurance reform
09/13 Obama appears on “60 Minutes”; Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/14 Obama travels to NYC, NY to deliver speech on the financial crisis
09/15 Obama travels to Youngstown, OH to visit GM plant; attends fundraiser in Philadelphia, PA for Arlen Specter
09/16 Obama attends meetings at WH; meets with Canadian PM Stephen Harper; hosts event on Olympics, Paralympics and Youth Sport; meets with Gen. Colin Powell; meets with Sec. of Defense Robert Gates; delivers remarks at Congressional Hispanics Caucus Institute’s 32nd Annual Awards Gala
09/17 Obama attends meetings at WH; holds rally on health insurance reform; awards Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti; hosts viewing of “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”
09/18 Obama attends meetings at WH; meets with recipients of Sec. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
09/19 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/20 Obama appears on 5 Sunday news shows – Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/21 Obama travels to Albany, NY and NYC, NY; tapes interview with David Letterman
09/22 Obama delivers remarks at UN Sec. Gen. Ban Kimoon’s Climate Change Summit; bilateral meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu; bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority Pres. Abbas; trilateral meeting with Netanyahu and Abbas; attends lunch with Sub-Saharan African Heads of State; bilateral meeting with Chinese Pres. Hu; delivers remarks at Clinton Global Initiative; attends UN Sec. Gen. Ban’s Climate Change Summit Dinner
09/23 Obama holds bilateral meeting Japanese PM Hatoyama; addresses UN General Assembly
09/24 Obama welcomes leaders to Pittsburgh, PA for G-20 meeting and dinner
09/25 Obama holds news conference; attends G-20 leaders lunch and plenary session; meets with British PM Gordon Brown; holds news conference
09/26 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/27 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
09/28 Obama attends meetings at WH
09/29 Obama attends meetings at WH; meets with NATO Sec. Gen. Anders Fogh Rasmussen; meets with Sec. of Defense Robert Gates
09/30 Obama attends meetings at WH; tours NIH laboratory in Bethesda, MD; signs Arnold Palmer Gold Medal Act; meets with national security team on Afghanistan
10/01 Obama attends meetings at WH; Obama leaves D.C. for Copenhagen for Chicago Olympics pitch
10/02 Obama in Copenhagen to make pitch for Chicago to IOC for 2016 Olympics bid
10/03 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/04 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/05 Obama attends meetings at WH; delivers remarks with SEIU members and doctors; meets with Sec. of Def. Robert Gates
10/06 Obama goes to National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in Washington; meets with Republican and Democratic House and Senate members to discuss Afghanistan
10/07 Obama attends meetings at WH; Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; Pelosi and Reid; Biden and national security team; hosts event for local middle school students to star gaze
10/08 Obama attends meetings at WH
10/09 Obama attends meetings at WH, including one with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
10/10 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/11 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/12 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/13 Obama attends meetings at  WH; Obama hosts “In Performance at the WH: Fiesta Latina”
10/14 Obama at WH; Obama delivers remarks at Ritz-Carlton celebrating Edward M. Kennedy Institute for United States Senate
10/15 Obama in New Orleans for a stop and town hall meeting; Obama in San Francisco for DNC fundraiser
10/16 Obama goes to College Station, TX for forum on community service with  Pres. George H.W. Bush
10/17 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/18 Day-off; Nothing on schedule?
10/19 Obama attends meetings at  WH; meets with National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge winners & Sen. Ken Conrad
10/20 Obama travels to NYC for DNC fundraiser
10/21 Obama attends meetings at  WH to meet with Kerry; goes to Newark to campaign for Corzine
10/22  Obama attends meetings at WH; video conference with Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry , U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; has lunch with Pelosi; meets with Sec. of Treasury Geithner; meets with Sec. of State Clinton
10/23  Obama travels to Boston, tours a research laboratory; delivers remarks on clean energy at MIT; delivers remarks at a fundraising reception for MA Gov. Deval Patrick;  arrives in NYC; tours small business in Stamford, CT. with Sen. Dodd; delivers remarks at fundraising dinner for Sen. Dodd; returns to WH
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Let’s see just how long this list gets.  Any guesses or bets as to when a “decision” on McCrystal’s request for additional troops will be made? 

Our military forces deserve better!

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS REVISION THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009 BY FCC?

Our communications are at stake!  Please let your voices and those of all our fellow freedom advocates be heard LOUDLY!

 Phil  Kerpen, Chairman of Internet Freedom Coalition and Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, has stated on Glenn Back  (Tuesday, October 20, 2009) that Van Jones (deposed Obama Czar now working under John Podesta at Center for American Progress) was on the board of FreePress (see the below donation request).  

Obama stated:  “I will take a back seat to NO ONE in my commitment to network neutrality.”

Phil Kerpen: “Obama is a big proponent of ‘Net Neutrality’.” “This is an issue that very few Americans know about.   But to the hard-core ideological left, especially the online left, this is their HOLY GRAIL. This is something they have been pushing for, for a long, long time.”

The FCC is poised to vote on Internet Neutrality and Regulation – turning it over to the GOVERNMENT THIS THURSDAY, October 22, 2009.  The Christian Coalition has signed on to this agenda saying they believe GOVERNMENT WILL DO MORE TO PROTECT CHRISTIAN RIGHTS OF FREE SPEECH THAN CORPORATIONS; they will.  “A few conservative groups have signed up by buying into the scare stories that if we don’t get government to step in and regulate the big bad phone and cable companies will block Christian sites because they don’t like what you have to say and so on and so forth.” said Kerpen.  The CEO’s of Amazon, Google, Ebay, Facebook and Twitter have signed a letter of support (many of these entities are staunch Obama supporters and in fact, one of the founders of Facebook ran Obama’s online campaign and still works for him today.

This agenda pushes for FREE BROADBAND FOR EVERYONE – ANOTHER GOVERNEMENT ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM, as well as control of this very same media you are now reading!

 Here is a copy of the notice for the meeting as published on the FCC website.

                                                                                                                                October 16, 2009

REVISED SUNSHINE NOTICE

FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009

 

The FCC Sunshine Notice dated 10-15-09 inadvertently failed to include the following languageThe Commission waives the Sunshine Period Prohibition on ex parte contacts with the Commission to the extent that those contacts are made through the Open Internet Blog [http://blog.openinternet.gov]. Such contacts take place in a forum that is both instantaneously available to all interested parties and will not intrude on the Commission’s decision making.

. . .

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Thursday, October 22, 2009, which is scheduled to commence at 10:00 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

 

ITEM NO.

BUREAU

SUBJECT

 

WIRELINE COMPETITION

&

WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS 

 

TITLE:   Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (WC Docket No. 07-52)

 

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on policies to preserve the open Internet. 

 Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322.  Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at www.fcc.gov/live.

                                                                          -FCC-

PLEASE CONTACT THE FCC and LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

From the website http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html

How to Contact the FCC

To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: Meredith.Baker@fcc.gov

 

To Obtain Information via E-mail or On-line Form

General information, comments & inquiries: fccinfo@fcc.gov
Complaints: File a Complaint
Freedom of Information Act requests: FOIA@fcc.gov
Comments on FCC Internet services: webmaster@fcc.gov
Elections & political candidate matters: campaignlaw@fcc.gov
Broadcast Information: Broadcast Information Specialists

 

To Obtain Information via Telephone

1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL FCC) Voice: toll-free
1-888-835-5322 (1-888-TELL FCC) TTY: toll-free
1-866-418-0232 FAX: toll-free
(202) 418-1440 Elections & political candidate matters
Broadcast Information Specialists
FCC Phone Directory

 

United States Postal Service First-Class Mail, Express Mail & Priority Mail

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

 

Hand-Delivered or Messenger-Delivered Documents

For more complete information on filings, please see our Filing Location Public Notice, our Rulemaking Process page, and the Office of the Secretary web site.

NOTE: Litigants filing petitions for review seeking to invoke the judicial lottery procedure must deliver documents according to the special guidance provided by the Office of General Counsel.

Hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary:

Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
c/o Natek, Inc.
236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Suite 110
Washington, DC 20002
(8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Other Messenger-Delivered Documents,
Including Documents Sent by Overnight Mail
(other than United States Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail):

Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
9300 East Hampton Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

 

Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act, commonly known as the FOIA, was enacted by Congress in 1966 to give the American public greater access to the Federal Government’s records. You do not have to file a FOIA request to obtain information which is routinely available for public inspection, including records from docketed cases, broadcast applications and related files, petitions for rulemakings, various legal and technical publications, legislative history compilations, etc. Much of this information is already available on the FCC website, but if you would still like to file a FOIA request, follow the instructions on our FOIA web page.

 

FCC’s Duplicating Contractor

Copies of Commission documents in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape.

Best Copy and Printing, Inc.
Portals II
445 12th St. S.W.
Room CY-B402
Washington DC 20554

www.bcpiweb.com
1-800-378-3160

From Free Press Action Fund:

The Local Community Radio Act is moving fast through Congress. Just today, the full House committee voted for it, too. Translation: We’re one step closer to replacing radio monotony with true diversity on the dial (please see my original e-mail below).

This vital bill has never made it this far on Capitol Hill. Free Press needs your help to ensure that the full Congress votes for local radio. Contribute now and make better radio a reality.

Thanks – Candace

Email verbage:

  

Dear XXYYZZ,

Talk about a giant leap! You and thousands of other Free Press activists told Congress to breathe new life into local radio.

Yesterday, Congress listened. A House subcommittee overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Local Community Radio Act (HR 1147), a bill that would open the airwaves to hundreds of local independent radio stations.

This bill has never made it this far before. We’re making a final push to ensure that all of Congress votes for better radio… right now!

Can You Chip In $25 to Make Better Local Radio a Reality?

Donations from people like you have made it possible for the Free Press Action Fund and our allies to light up the phones on Capitol Hill and to secure nearly 90 bipartisan co-sponsors for the bill. But much more must be done:

  • Our lobbyist needs to visit 40 more offices on the Hill to get us to over 100 co-sponsors
  • We need to keep building support from leaders and organizations across the political spectrum
  • We need to mobilize activists in key congressional districts to keep the pressure on Congress

The Local Community Radio Act would open the radio dial to vibrant local stations and help to reverse decades of recycled playlists by corporate radio. A big push right now could make the difference in passing this crucial bill this year.

The Free Press Action Fund is supported by our members — we don’t take money from businesses, government or political parties, making your gift all the more essential.

Can You Contribute $25 to Bring Independent Voices to the Radio Dial?

Your support can help shape the future of radio in America. Please donate today.

With thanks,

Candace Clement
Free Press Action Fund
www.freepress.net

P.S. We’re so close to a victory for better radio. We never would have made it this far without the amazing work of our allies at the Prometheus Radio Project. Please take a moment to learn more about them by visiting www.prometheusradio.org.

PWC Report on Healthcare Reform

Here is the actual report entitled:  “Potential Impact on Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health Insurance Coverage”.  You can read it at http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/pwc_report_on_Costs_final_101109.pdf?hpid=topnews

The Key Findings of the report are:

        Key Findings

  •  Health reform could have a significant impact on the cost of private health insurance coverage.
  • There are four provisions included in the Senate Finance Committee proposal that could increase private health insurance premiums above the levels projected under current law:

                        o          Insurance market reforms coupled with a weak coverage requirement,

                        o          A new tax on high-cost health care plans,

                        o          Cost-shifting as a result of cuts to Medicare, and

                        o          New taxes on several health care sectors.

  • The overall impact of these provisions will be to increase the cost of private insurance coverage for individuals, families, and businesses above what these costs would be in the absence of reform.
  • On average, the cost of private health insurance coverage will increase:

                        o          26 percent between 2009 and 2013 under the current system and by 40 percent during this same period if these four provisions are implemented.

                        o          50 percent between 2009 and 2016 under the current system and by 73 percent during this same period if these four provisions are implemented.

                        o          79 percent between 2009 and 2019 under the current system and by 111 percent during this same period if these four provisions are implemented.

My comments about the White House reaction to this report are:

Each day I am more amazed at the hubris and lack of any shred of integrity of this administration.  Remember Obama had an unprecedented meeting with the head of the CBO after the numbers about healthcare reform or as it is now known – health insurance reform were released?  Shortly after this meeting, the CBO’s numbers became more favorable to the White House way.

This administration seems to ask how dare the insurance industry commission its own audit.  Why not!  Isn’t this same administration calling for businesses to leave the stalwart Chamber of Commerce?  How dare the Obama Administration?  How dare they impugn a trusted company like PricewaterhouseCoopers by deeming  and dismissing them as an auditor for tax shelters?  How dare they continue to act as if the American public is stupid?  How dare they? 

They dare because each and every day, as they walk into their offices, they smile with the smug knowledge of knowing they are in that office.  They pulled the wool over America’s eyes by their own election.  And each day as they continue unchecked, they thumb their collective noses at us.  This administration is more dangerous to our peace, safety and body of laws than any other previous threat. 

What are you doing to have your voice heard?  What will it take to get you to speak up? 

I implore you to be well-informed and let your voice be heard.  If you believe your government, on any level, is not acting on your behalf or in your best interest, get involved!  Tell these elected officials – “YOU’RE OUT”.  We have 386 days to FLIP THE HOUSES of CONGRESS!  Start working today!

YOU CAN VOTE NOW ON HEALTHCARE FOR CONGRESS!

TIME FOR YOU TO VOTE ON HEALTHCARE!

Please vote and get this poll out to everyone you know.  Please cut and paste this message into an email to everyone you know who believes Congress should have the same health benefits as the rest of America!

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our 
congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough!  Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!

Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple – just first, last and email). I have immediately done just that at:  http://fleming.house.gov/index.html . 
Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families!

When Does Dissent Equal Racism?

We’ve heard it before and sadly, it seems it will be trotted out again and again and again…  If you don’t support Obama you must be a closeted Republican or a racist.  This was the mantra marched out at all the democratic primaries and caucuses across this nation from January of 2008 through the general election of November 4, 2008. If you aren’t supporting Obama you must be a racist.  Interestingly, many of the problems we kept seeing in Obama are now surfacing more widely: his lack of experience, managerial and executive, his continual campaigning for the next office, his associations with those who ideals did not reflect our own American values, and so on.  But very few if any voiced an issue with his race.

One of the best responses I know is perhaps the simplest.  If America is so mired in racist mentality and simply put is a HORRIBLY RACIST NATION, how did this man of mixed race, who classifies himself as African American / Black win the election and become President? 

Let’s set the record straight IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE!

I give you the following thoughful response to those chanting racism.

Statement of Deneen Borelli on Allegations of Racism Against Critics of Obama Policies

Washington D.C. This statement was issued today by Deneen Borelli of the national black leadership network Project 21:

“There they go again. Now Jimmy Carter has joined House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel, Texas Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, New York Governor David Paterson, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd and others on the left in claiming racism is behind criticism of President Obama’s big-spending policies.

The public is outraged about the president’s policies — the spending, the budget, the deficit — not his skin color.

President Obama was not elected only with black votes. Are those who cry ‘racism’ saying the American people suddenly woke up and said, ‘oh, he’s black so I don’t like him anymore’? That makes no sense. The criticism of Obama’s policies is about the policies — the stimulus, the growth of government, cap-and-trade, the health care bills, the overspending.

It’s easier for the left to play the race card than address the public’s legitimate concerns, but what the left and the media are doing is damaging and dangerous.

It’s damaging because when everything is racist, then nothing is. Those who cry racism without evidence will cause people to tune out in cases in which there is evidence.

It’s dangerous also to send a message that racism is behind everything. What does that tell young black men and women? It tells them they will never get a fair shake and that white people who have never met them dislike them. With a message like that, it’s no surprise we’re seeing apparently racial incidents like the widely-circulated video of a young white student being beaten up on a school bus by black students while other black students cheer. What message have those black students internalized from liberal leaders like Rangel, Johnson, Paterson, Matthews and Dowd and now former President Carter? That white people are their enemy.

If this continues — if not already — the left will literally have blood on its hands, and all because it was too dishonest and too cowardly to have a fair debate with the American people on policy.”

Project 21, established in 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (http://www.nationalcenter.org).

Obama – A Charming Liar?

Frances Rice, a retired lawyer and Army Lieutenant Colonel, is chairman of the National Black Republican Association and writes:

President Barack Obama is a charming liar.  That assertion was made by a liberal talk show host on Air America, a far left-wing radio station. 

Where is the caterwauling about racism or a lack of “civility” from Democrats and liberals in the mainstream media or else where.  When ardent Obama supporters start calling him a liar, it’s a sure sign that the wool has been pulled off of the Obama wolf.

In a laughable attempt to keep the Obama fig leaf of truthfulness in place, Democrats and their media allies are now castigating Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina for spontaneously and truthfully calling Obama a liar during Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress.  There was no such hand wringing when Democrats booed President George W. Bush when he addressed Congress.  Ignored is the fact that Obama during his speech trashed as liars average Americans, Republican leaders and all who do not agree with Obama’s radical government-run, rationed health care agenda.  Lost in the media coverage is the fact that laughter erupted in Congress during Obama’s speech when he readily admitted that details of his healthcare plan still need to be worked out.  Sadly, Obama’s duplicitous speech was an insulting campaign ploy to further deceive Americans and divide our nation.

From the moment he stepped onto the national stage to campaign for the presidency, Obama has consistently lied to the American people in order to convince us to trust him with our economic and national security.  Since becoming our president, he has betrayed that trust.

During his first eight months in office, Obama has exhibited his admiration for dictators and disdain for our allies.  He offended the Queen of England and bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.  He praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega, kissed Socialist Hugo Chavez on the cheek and endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia.  He sided with Hugo Chavez and Communist Fidel Castro against Honduras, a country that followed its constitution and stopped its president from illegally turning himself into that country’s dictator.  Obama announced that he would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions, while they’re building their nuclear weapons.

Obama displayed a blatant lack of concern for what is in the best interest of America when he circled the globe and publicly apologized for America’s world leadership.  He told the Mexican president that Americans are responsible for the violence in Mexico.  He announced a cut in funding for our new missile defense system the day after an ICBM was launched by North Korea.  He released information on U.S. intelligence gathering despite contrary urgings of his own CIA director and the four prior CIA directors.  He ordered that the word “terrorism” be stricken from our discourse and replaced with the innocuous words “man made disasters.”  He appointed a Homeland Security Chief who identified military veterans and abortion opponents as “dangers to the nation.”  In a scary bid to increase the political power of the Democratic Party, Obama politicized the census by moving it out of the Department of Commerce and into the White House.

His dogged determination to turn our country into a failed socialist nation was in full evidence when Obama nationalized General Motors and Chrysler.  He gave to the unions control over the two giant automobile manufacturers, while freezing out retired investors and allocating billions of taxpayer dollars to this socialist power grab..  As a further slap in our economic face, he expanded the corporate bailouts, including giving billions to AIG without pre-conditions.  Then, to add insult to injury, Obama doubled our national debt with his out-of-control spending.

Obama is spending so brazenly because he is counting on Americans being lulled into complacency by the time of the 2010 elections.  By design, the bulk of the “stimulus” funds will be spent, just in time, to spur a false recovery.  The “recovery” will be hailed as proof of Obama’s wisdom by the liberal media.  It will not matter that the so-called recovery will not be real, or that it won’t last – as long as Obama and liberal Democrats stay in control of our government.

Demonstrating his willingness to operate without regard for our laws, Obama fired two inspector generals (IG’s) who were investigating illegal activities by Obama cronies.  Obama fired the IG’s even though, by law, inspector generals are authorized to conduct investigations without interference from government officials.  Blatantly, Obama refused to prosecute Black Panthers caught on video intimidating voters at a polling place in Philadelphia during the 2008 election.  Further, Obama filled his cabinet with five people who have cheated on their taxes, and two of his other nominees withdrew after they were exposed as tax cheats.

The lack of any check on Obama’s power, due to a veto-proof Democrat-controlled Congress and a lap dog liberal media, has caused Obama to boldly assert his radical agenda and surround himself with a stable of over 30 advisors called “Czars”.  These unaccountable Obama-appointees are beholden only to Obama.  They are not unanswerable to Congress or the American people, as was intended by our Constitution which requires congressional confirmation hearings and oversight of  political appointees.  Among those Czars are Communists, Marxists and other characters with troubling backgrounds and questionable credentials who should not be allowed anywhere near the White House.  Gone is media outrage over abuse of power or an imperial presidency, as well as any angst about the shredding of our Constitution.

Truly disturbing is White House advisor Mark Lloyd, the “Diversity” Czar at the FCC, who was inspired by Marxist Saul Alinsky.  He is pushing a “confrontational movement” designed to give a dominant role to public broadcasting and silence voices in alternative and conservative media outlets.

Most troubling of Obama’s unaccountable appointees is the recently resigned “Green Job” Czar Van Jones, a self-described Communist.  Van Jones indicated his belief that America deserved to be attacked on September 11th and signed a petition that claimed the attacks were orchestrated by our own government.  He stated in a video that white environmentalists deliberately steer poisons into minority communities.  Just as chilling is Jones’ desire to destroy our free enterprise system and replace it with Marxist-inspired socialism.  Van Jones made it into the White House because Obama shares Jones’ radical views, as is demonstrated by Obama’s past associations with Marxists and anti-American characters, such as unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and black theologian Rev. Jeremiah Wright who spewed out anti-America rhetoric.

The Marxism embraced by Lloyd, Jones and Obama is anchored on the strong-armed tactics of tyrants.  A prime ploy is scapegoating the rich and all “enemies” of the ruling regime.  The latest Obama administration’s “enemy” is the insurance industry.

Other Marxist methods include controlling the media, exploiting ethnic hatreds and demonizing the opposition, as has been done to average Americans protesting Obama’s disastrous public option, rationed-health care scheme.  Obama and his supporters scoffed at parents and called them racist for not wanting their children indoctrinated by Obama with his K-12 speech.  Obama’s talking about the value of education was not the problem.  What rankled citizens was the lesson plan from the Department of Education – before it was changed under pressure from the public – that required children to write papers about how to help Obama achieve his radical agenda.

The article “Another Failed Presidency” by Geoffrey P. Hunt explains how and why Obama considers himself to be a Third World Socialist, like his Kenyan biological father, the inspiration for Obama’s book “Dreams From My Father”.  Hunt opines that Obama’s determined adherence to failed socialism is why he is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson.

Charles Krauthammer in his article “Obama, the Mortal” recounts how Obama in his first address to Congress gave the boldest social democratic manifesto ever issued by a U.S. president..  Krauthammer demonstrates how Obama is laboring under the mistaken belief that his election imbued him with the kind of “banana-republic plebiscite” to enlarge state power and increase our national debt with massive spending.  Obama’s actions to implement his socialist vision for America inspired a powerful outburst of public outrage at tea parties and town hall meetings, legitimate anger that Obama and his minions derided as mob-like and “racist”.  Krauthammer points out that while Obama was castigating protesting Americans, Obama’s administration was “cutting backroom deals with every manner of special interest – from drug companies to auto unions to doctors – in which favors worth billions were quietly and opaquely exchanged”. 

“The Death Book for Veterans – Ex-soldiers don’t need to be told they’re a burden to society” by Jim Towey provides a chilling look into how government bureaucrats at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are using cost containment analysis to systematically deny health care to our veterans.  ObamaCare will put our entire nation on the slippery slope to the “death panel” end-of-life decisions being made now at the VA.

Author Larry Elder wrote the following on Carl Polizzi’s Patriot Post blog.

“What does it take for some to wake up?  When Obama publicly asserts that some corporations, including ‘Big Oil’ and medical insurance companies, make ‘obscene profits’ (they don’t compared with many other industries) and that his ‘compensation czar’ will look into executive compensation, what does that tell you?

“When he argues that medical insurance companies need a ‘public option’ (before public opinion forced him to back away from it) to keep them ‘honest,’ what does that say?

“When he arrogantly claims that fighting ‘global warming’ and tackling the ‘health care crisis’ are not just moral imperatives but also necessary to keep our economy robust (?!), what does that show?

“Voters last year elected a left-wing former ‘community organizer’ with one of the Senate’s most liberal voting records.  He seeks to take the country — over the growing resistance of even those who voted for him — to an idealized world of government-guaranteed equality of outcomes.

“He wants a government-guaranteed ‘level playing field’ of wealth redistribution via taxing those deemed to have too much.

“Obama’s goals are open, blatant and confidently asserted, backed by a filibuster-proof, supermajority, Democratic-controlled Congress.

“There is no Big Secret, no subterfuge, no bait-and-switch.  This is who and what he is.”

Larry Elder is correct.  During the 2008 election the liberal media helped Obama hide who he really is from the voting public.  Then, when Obama took the oath of office as president, he vowed to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  We now find that Obama and his appointed Czars have formed a sinister, shadowy government of domestic enemies against whom we have no defense.

Obama’s ultimate insult is that he has no remorse.

READ IT AND WEEP – Whose been meeting with the Healthcare Lobby and Healthcare Heavy Hitters?

Some comments to our blogs have continually made such statements as, “the EVIL Insurance Lobby will run in and take over with their influence through exorbitant, obscene, campaign contributions”.   All the while, the White House and democrats keep claiming that all the dissent is a product of money and influence of the healthcare industry and its lobby.  You couldn’t be more WRONG! 

We know Obama campaigned telling us he would clean up Washington and remove the lobbying influence.  I could find quotes, but we all know this is true.   So who does Obama and his administration meet with to discuss healthcare reform? 

Here’s the a partial list from Obama’s White House meetings concerning healthcare, (released only when the threat of litigations loomed even though this same issue,  refusal to release the names of White House visitors under claims of Executive Privilege,  was excoriated by the Dems as the policy of the Bush Admin i.e., the energy policy  meetings):

From the LA Times (see: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-healthcare-talks23- 2009jul23,0,220833.story)

                 “During his presidential campaign, Obama promised to hold lobbyists at arm’s length and make his  administration the most transparent in history.

                Obama was asked at a news conference Wednesday night about his administration’s refusal to say who had been to the White House to discuss a national healthcare overhaul.

                “On the list of healthcare executives who visited us, most of [the] time you guys have been in there taking pictures, so it hasn’t been a secret,” he said. “And my understanding is we just sent a letter out providing a full list of all the executives.”

                CREW said it was pleased that the White House had provided the list but that it would continue seeking the visitor logs.

                “The actual visitor records likely would indicate with whom each official met, the administration official who requested clearance for the visitor, the time of the meeting, the duration of the meeting and, in some cases,  the purpose of the meeting. In addition, no information was provided regarding any visits to the vice president’s residence,” the group said in a written statement.

                Other healthcare industry representatives named in the White House list include:

                * Registered lobbyist W.J. “Billy” Tauzin, a former Louisiana congressman who heads the drug industry lobby the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA.

                * Registered lobbyist Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive of America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade association.
               
                * Dr. J. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Assn.

                * William Weldon, chief executive of Johnson & Johnson.

                * George Halvorson, head of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

                * Thomas Priselac, chief executive of the Cedars-Sinai Health System.

                * Registered lobbyist Rick Smith, a senior vice president of PhRMA.”

AND THIS, from a politico.com article

Anne L. Weismann, Esq.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005

Dear Ms. Weismann:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request to the United States Department of Homeland Security dated June 22, 2009. The request seeks records relating to any visits to the White House by eighteen health care executives since January 21, 2009. I understand that the Department of Homeland Security responded to your request by letter dated July 7, 2009. The letter stated that the legal status of White House visitor records is the subject of ongoing litigation and that the White House is reviewing its policy governing the discretionary release of such records.

There is no more important issue than health care reform, and the President is fully committed to helping Americans live healthier lives, preventing illness, and increasing the competitiveness of our country. Given the compelling public interest in the health care debate and the President’s goal of increasing transparency in government, we have reviewed the White House visitors records related to the eighteen individuals listed in your request through June 30, 2009. The President has decided to exercise his discretion and release the following information, which is reflected in the relevant visitor records:

· Bill Tauzin visited the White House on March 5, May 19, June 2, and June 24.

· Karen Ignagni visited the White House on March 5, 6, and 11 and June 30.

· Richard Umbdenstock visited the White House on February 4, February 23; March 5, March 25, March 30; April 6, and May 22.

· J. James Rohack visited the White House on March 25, June 22, and June 24.

· William C. Weldon visited the White House on May 12.

· Jeffrey B. Kindler visited the White House on March 5, May 6, and June 2.

· Stephen J. Hemsley visited the White House on May 15 and 22.

· Angela F. Braly visited the White House on February 13.

· George Halvorson visited the White House on March 27 and June 5.

· Jay Gellert visited the White House on February 10, March 11, and March 20.

· Thomas Priselac visited the White House on April 3.

· Richard Clark visited the White House on March 24.

· Wayne T. Smith visited the White House on June 4.

· Rick Smith visited the White House on May 19 and June 2.

In addition to the above information, the White House visitor records reflect that Mr. Tauzin, Ms. Ignagni, Mr. Umbdenstock, Mr. Rohack, Mr. Kindler, Mr. Halvorson, Mr. Gellert, Mr. Priselac, David Nexon, and Rick Smith were scheduled to attend a May 11 meeting at the White House. We understand that all the individuals attended the meeting except Mr. Kindler, and that Mr. Clark attended as well. Finally, the visitor records do not reflect any visits by the following individuals: Ben J. Lipps; William A. Hawkins, III; or Robert L. Parkinson.

We are continuing to review your specific FOIA request, as well as the White House’s general policy governing the discretionary release of visitor records.

Sincerely,
Gregory B. Craig
Counsel to the President

AND FINALLY THE TALLY OF VISITS TO DATE – of what has been provided, (from http://www.citizensforethics.org/files/20090904%20-%20Summary%20of%20Health%20Care%20Visits.pdf):

Newly released records of visits to the Obama White House by health care executives provide some important new details not included in the White House’s July 22 letter sent to CREW on the eve of the President’s health care press conference. The records identify the names of the individuals the visitors were meeting with, and include information about scheduled appointments that apparently never took place. The new records include information from WAVES records, which show the scheduled dates of appointments, as well as ACR records, which show when the visitor actually entered the White House complex. Details from the new records are outlined below.

Bill Tauzin (President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America) [my insertion: Tauzin was a co-sponsor of the Bush Medicare policy that DOES NOT ALLOW for prescription drug pricing negotiation, see: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/drugs/2004-12-15-drugs-usat_x.htm]:

            • March 5 (meeting with president)

            • May 19 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

            • June 2 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

            • June 24 (meeting with Clare Gallagher)

            • July 7 (meeting with Jim Messina)

Karen Ignagni (President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans):

            • March 5 (meeting with president)

            • March 6 (meetings with Elizabeth Bafford and Larry Summers)

            • March 11 (meeting with Jennifer Cannistra)

            • June 30 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

            • July 24 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

Richard Umdenstock (President and CEO, American Hospital Ass’n.):

            • February 4 (meeting with Tina Tchen)

            • February 23 (meeting with president)

            • March 5 (meeting with president)

            • March 25 (meeting with Jennifer Cannistra)

            • March 30 (meeting with Ezekiel Emanuel)

            • April 6 (meeting with Tina Tchen)

            • May 22 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

J. James Rohack (President-elect, American Medical Ass’n.):

            • March 25 (meeting with Ezekiel Emanuel)

            • June 22 (meeting with president)

            • June 24 (meetings with Clare Gallagher and president)

William Weldon (Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson):

            • May 12 (meeting with president) Jeffrey B. Kindler (Chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc.):

            • March 5 (meeting with president)

            • May 6 (meetings with Sarah Fenn and Elizabeth Bafford)

            • June 2 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

Stephen J. Hemsley (President, CEO, Director, UnitedHealth Group, Inc.):

            • May 15 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

            • May 22 (meeting with Peter Orszag)

            • July 14 (meeting with Aneesh Chopra)

Angela Braly (President, CEO, Director, WellPoint, Inc.):

            • February 13 (meeting with president)

George Halvorson (Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan):

            • March 27 (meeting with Keith Fontenot)

            • June 5 (meeting with Peter Orszag)

            • July 23 (meeting with Kathleen Sibelius)

            • July 24 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

Jay Gellert (President and CEO, Health Net, Inc.):

            • February 10 (meeting with Tina Tchen)

            • March 11 (meeting with Jennifer Cannistra)

            • March 20 (meeting with Matt Flavin)

            • July 24 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

Thomas Priselac (President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System):

            • April 3 (meeting with Ezekiel Emanuel)

Richard Clark (Chairman, President and CEO, Merck):

            • March 24 (meeting with Ezekiel Emanuel)

Wayne T. Smith (Chairman, President and CEO, Community Health Systems):

            • June 4 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

Rick Smith (Sr. Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America):

            • May 19 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

            • June 2 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

            • July 7 (meeting with Jim Messina)

            • July 24 (meeting with Sarah Fenn)

By the same assertions that the dissent is being led and funded by Republicans and Healthcare Industry Lobbyists and Corporate Interests, we could logically construe by these lists of  meetings the Obama administration and Obama himself have conducted, Obama is now a Republican, or in the BACK POCKET OF THESE ENTITIES!   Americans may surmise he has switched parties but it’s not to the Republican Party…

White House Asks You to Create Your Own Video on Health Insurance

Have you seen this one; I saw it late  Thursday, Sept. 3rd?  Could it be that if the White House is resorting to using various State Democratic Party email lists, THEY ARE IN TROUBLE? 

The underlying message of all this, is that we want you to use the internet ONLY if your message matches mine.  Hey, but that’s not fascist.  No, that’s the Chicago model of REAL MOB POLITICS, the OLD POLITICAL BOSS STYLE or simply – THUGS!  And in Obamaland that’s “a good thing” for Obama and his minions, NOT YOU.  It’s the daily eroding away of my RIGHT TO DISSENT that makes me so angry.  But remember, he got into this office by proclaiming “I did not vote for the war.”  So he gets into his elected office by campaigning on the sham of dissent (he wasn’t even in the Senate to vote in 2001 and 2002; wasn’t elected until 2004 and in office until January 2005) and NOW we hear claims WE ARE UNAMERICAN AND ARE NOT TO DISSENT – Him!  Remember, some threatened riots if Obama was not elected?  Why are you still taking this sitting down?

Create your own video.  You can even turn a PowerPoint Presentation into a movie with music and voiceovers.  It’s easy.  Try it and send us your video.  We will try and post them here or at least a link.

Don’t take this sitting down – get out your cameras and imaginations – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD CLEARLY!

 Dear fellow Democrat, 

 Inaction on health insurance reform is not an option – except to the big insurance companies that     are raking in obscene profits while denying care to millions who work for a living. Every day, they    price more out of the system or deny them coverage because of a pre-existing condition. But reform isn’t only  about the people who don’t have insurance – it’s about anyone who’s ever worried about losing their coverage if  they become sick, lose their job or change their job.

 While the status quo is unsustainable, those opposing reform are doing nothing but helping corrupt insurance  companies protect enormous profits gained by charging sky-high premiums and denying coverage whenever they can get away with it. They are out there using fear tactics, getting everyday people to carry their dirty water for them by telling lies about insurance reform.  

Before you fall out of your chair from all the above spin and more, consider the insurance reform that has been proposed does little to insure better coverage other than mandating an end to pre-existing conditions.  There is little if any cost containment.  They are afraid to allow competition across state lines that would result in substantially lower premiums because of the state- to-state  disparity regarding mandates to cover (what the insurer cannot exclude) and mandates to offer (what the insurer  may choose to include).  Check it out – one state may make it a requirement to cover infertility treatment, while another claims it is experimental and denies any and all coverage. THIS IS NOT REFORM; this is a MERE MANIPULATION OF THE CURRENT STATUS and A SELL-OUT to BIG PHARMA, the MEGA HOSPITAL CORPORATIONS AND THE INSURERS!

Vice President Joe Biden has created a video, addressing the biggest health care lie of all: that our  health insurance system works just fine and Americans don’t care about reform. The White House invites you to help the Vice President debunk this myth by responding with your own YouTube video on why reform matters to you.

OPEN YOUR EARS DEMOCRATS!  WE KNOW IT DOESN’T WORK FINE … BUT YOUR PLAN IS LOUSY.  GO BACK AND START ALL OVER.  GET IT RIGHT.  WE HAVE SEEN DRIVE THRU MASTECTOMIES AND THE LIKE.  WE DON’T NEED “DRIVE-THRU, FAST PASSING LEGISLATION”.  We have had ENOUGH OF YOUR GAS!

DO THE HARD WORK YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO!  Know your state’s levels of insurance coverage, read the bill, figure out how this bill impacts your constituents, and work toward A BETTER SOLUTION than what is currently drafted!

 Click the video link to watch the video and respond with your own:   http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/771   

 If you need some help getting started, the White House also has a new online quiz – to help set the record straight on what’s in reform for someone like you:           http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/quiz

   Your fellow Democrat,

   Chairman of Your State Democratic Party 

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