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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Politics: Bend Over, Please

~ SW Representative Rick Boucher voted YES to Cap and Trade ~

RE: Cap and Trade - Don L. Blankenship, Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, fourth largest coal company in the USA notes, "In Spain, an economics professor calculates that green job schemes have destroyed more than 110,000 jobs in that country, of 2.2 jobs destroyed for every one created. The CEO of the world's largest renewable energy company, Eon, is warming the EU that further cuts to CO2 emissions will only raise the cost of energy, putting the region at a competitive disadvantage and driving production overseas."

God knows what the figures are in the USA but if you're a small business owner, between Cap and Trade and ObamaCare - Bend Over, Please.

So, you don't think a coal company has anything to do with you? Au contraire, Dear Voter! If you've flipped on a light switch, turned on your computer, read a newspaper, magazine or book, driven your vehicle or ridden public other words, if you're a member of the 21st century, living in the USofA, indeed most of the civilized world, coal affects you Every Single Day and you should thank a coal miner. If you've eaten today, thank a farmer.

RE: National Health Care Socialization Plan - Dick Morris and Eileen McGann are two writers appearing on The Hill, a website aimed at keeping up with the "Inner Circle" madness that has spilled over into our everyday lives. Will Rogers said, paraphrased, of President Calvin Coolidge, "He didn't do nothing much but nothing much was what we wanted done." We, the plebes that pay taxes and vote those folks into office, used to could say the same about our "representatives". No longer.

In their recent article, ObamaCare Endorsements: What The Bribe Was Morris and McGann lay bare the ugly truth we weren't supposed to know until after the fact. Please read the entire article but, as a teaser, know this: the President, AMA and AARP are in in a cozy little threesome and you and I are the losers.

"The American Medical Association (AMA) was facing a 21 percent cut in physicians' reimbursements under the current law. Obama promised to kill the cut if they backed his bill."


"The AARP got a financial windfall in return for its support of the healthcare bill. Over the past decade, the AARPhas morphed from an advocacy group to an insurance company (through its subsidiary company)." --- "Obama solved their [AARP] problem. He eliminates subsidies for Medicare Advantage. The elderly will have to pay more for coverage under Medigap, but the AARP -- which supposedly represents them -- will make more money." 

You don't recognize Medigap? Gee, me neither. Wonder who owns them?

THANKS AARP...not. When it's time to renew my membership, guess what? It's not happening! Oh, and by the way, you may stop sending all those requests to support a "national health care plan" 'cause that's not happening either. As a matter of fact, I've already sent my Senators a letter asking them to vote NO. As soon as I finish with this blog entry, I'm going to telephone them, just in case they've forgotten my request to vote NO.

Instead, I've telephoned American Seniors, an organization that advertises itself as a "conservative alternative to AARP". Stuart Barton, President of American Seniors, has written ObamaCare No, Targeted Reforms, Yes and, in part, states,"The American Seniors Association, which represents hundreds of thousands of members nationwide, has several major concerns. First, any government-run plan is bound to limit patient-doctor choice. Second, the House bill includes an employer mandate that would kill jobs and lower wages. Indeed, the current House legislation attacks baby boomers and seniors -- in fact, every American-- by underwriting the $1.5 trillion healthcare price tag with new taxes and by cutting $500 billion out of Medicare over the next 10 years."

Mr. Barton quotes Camille Paglia, a liberal Democrat writer for Salon, in which she "eviscerates Obamacare perhaps more shrilly than any conservative pundit to date. Consider:

"You can keep your doctor; you can keep your insurance, if you're happy with it, Obama keeps assuring us in soothing, lullaby tones. Oh, really? And what if my doctor is not the one appointed by the new government medical boards for ruling on my access to tests and specialists? And what if my insurance company goes belly up because of its government-bankrolled competitor? Face it: virtually all nationalized health systems, neither nourished nor updated by profit-driven private investment, eventually leads to rationing.

"Paglia's specific criticism of Obama, which ASA shares, is withering. "Frankly," she writes, "the president gives little sense of direct knowledge of medical protocols; it's as if his views are a tissue to hearsay and scatter-shot worst-case scenarios."

YEOUCH! Can you hear us now?

And, while I'm on a rant... I don't want to forget the Golden Boy of Environmental Causes...most especially those that will make him a Billionaire...he passed the Multi-Millionaire status long, long ago: Al Gore. Smart boy that he is, he has positioned himself to receive Billion$$$$$ in government fund$$$$$ when, yet more, global warming legislation is passed.

Do I believe in global warming? I'm not sure but I do know Michael Crighton didn't believe in it; he researched for three years and then wrote State of Fear as his response to what he believed was a hoax. In an ABC interview, he said,"I'm saying that environmental organizations are formenting false fears inorder to promote agendas and raise money."

OH NO MIKEY, say it ain't so! Surely not!

Weather keeping has only been done for about the last one hundred years. Of course there are fluxuations in the weather, always have been, always will be but Global Warming...? Ummmm, who knows Beyond A Shadow of A Doubt? The answer is: no one. Not Al, not O, not Teddy, not you, not me. No One. That doesn't mean I don't turn off the lights when I leave a room but that's, primarily to save money and the side benefit is, I don't use more than necessary.

In's a truth No One can get around: You Cannot Take It With You. Period. Nothing goes - Nada. Zilch. Zero. All that lovely lolly you told uncountable lies for and spent years amassing and, in some cases, sold your soul to obtain - it Stays Behind as does whatever name you've made for yourself. After you're gone, it becomes Someone's Else's Money and what's left behind is the old maxim: Liars figure and figures lie. Oh, and global warming? Well, that's going to pale in comparison to the Hades hot it will be down below.


Until next time,

Blessings ~ canoes ~ paddles ~ coal ~ energy ~ Camille Paglia ~ Don L. Blankenship ~ Michael Crighton ~ American Seniors ~


  1. Amen, Sister! I have written our Senators as well this week. I have also been doing research on the global warming claim for about 2 years. I was most interested in understanding the types of data used in the models (I used to work with hurricane and earthquake models that have exceptional data and they are still crap). I learned that the data used in the UN models is completely unreliable. Global warming is one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated on society.

  2. Ooh, Sandra! Looks like we are on the same page!
    And no, we absolutely cannot take it with us. So....we do what we can with what we have. Tho, by the time this administration is done with us, there will be very little of what we have.
    Thank God, there is heaven to look forward to!

  3. I hope you don't mind, I added a link on my blog today, over to your blog. I'm praying this will open some more eyes and hearts to exactly what is happening to our country.

    The one solice is that heaven is waiting for us, but we feel lead to fight for our God given rights, the more voices the louder the chorus.

  4. Anonymous6:48 PM EST

    We need to all keep the calls and letters coming!
    There is a great organization that I recently
    Alot of great info and many members were in DC last Thursday and Saturday to let Pelosi know what they thought of her House Bill.

    Did you get my email about tomorrow's post?


    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  5. I am constantly in a state of disbelief at what our country has come to. I am in a very blue, blue state and although many people here are NOT like-minded, Seattle seems to carry the votes simply because of it's population numbers..and truly, you cannot reason with many of my neighbors, or extended family for that matter. They or their families are well-indoctrinated by our liberal state colleges and main news media, and fully immersed in lifestyles that a mere 2 decades ago were considered immoral and be honest, our only hope is in God and the salvation offered through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ..

  6. Sandra - thanks so much for the link to a reasonable alternative to AARP - although I'm not crazy about their insurance company - I know how bad AARP has gotten. Any thing "cozy" with Washington DC is bound to be contaminated with an anti -citizens approach. Well said!

  7. Thank you for this post. I have been trying to tell my parents that AARP isn't the answer that they have been touting themselves to be. Maybe I can finally get them to look a little further into it now!

  8. Thank you Sandra, Thank you!!!

  9. It is a sad state our country is in but I like that your trying to make yourself heard. We can only hope the people we elected will listen to our calls and read our E-mails." You go girl " keep up the good work.

  10. oh how i agree with you !!!!! what a mess we are in and it is getting messier every day.

  11. Hammer hitting nail on the head ... great post! You can also be very effective with this group ...

    Love your write.

    TTFN ~Marydon

  12. Right on! You know how I feel about all of this! Hope you don't mind if I use some of your links to post on my blog.

    Even the most neutral people I know are just in an uproar of the injustice and imbalance our country has been led into.

  13. Welcome Vicki - it's all a huge mess and, probably, a bunch of lies as well. I'm amazed at the people who will believe anything with, virtually, no shred of real proof.

    Welcome FarmGirl Cyn - yes, thank God there's heaven but, in the meantime...we're in a real mess here on earth.

    Welcome Kelle - link away, we're all in this together.

    Welcome Lynn - thanks for the additional link, will check into it.

    Welcome KathyB - Like you, what's happening with our country? It seems there are two sides that are in direct opposition and the liberal side is selling us to our enemies. What sort of deal have they cut with the devil?

    Welcome LindaSue - aarp is NOT what they want us to believe; think two-headed snake...

    Welcome Jules - aarp is a snake in the grass.

    Welcome Misha - you're welcome!

    Welcome Woebegon - thank you and we all need to stay on top of the ejiits.

    Welcome Life is Good - life is messy, we need to clean it up!

    Welcome Marydon - it looks like a great group; will join soon just need to get some things in order first.

    Welcome Deborah Ann - you're welcome.

    Welcome Carol - please do use what you need, link away!

  14. Sandra,
    I'd vote for you :) I borrowed your letter and sent it around to my representatives, tweaking it a bit here and there. Thank you for your honesty.

    Michael Crichton was one of my favorites but I never read State of Fear. Interesting fact: I've argued that Global Warming was a conspiracy for years. Hmmm...nice to know I'm in good company.



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