“…an arrogant Crown”

Is marijuana legal in DC?  I only ask because our elected officials can’t possibly think pushing health care reform through when a majority of Americans do not want it is a good idea…unless they are high on something.

Either they are stoned, illiterate, deaf or just plain arrogant.  I believe the correct answer is “all of the above”, but what do I know?  After all, I’m just an uneducated, trailer trash redneck living in the foothills of Colorado…or, at least, that’s what most of the Liberals who have commented on my blog seem to think.

I have been fairly quiet of late.  Doing much reading, listening and watching.  Some days I wonder if the government has forgotten the reason upon which our great nation was founded:

Freedom from an oppressive, arrogant Government

This is not to say that the men and women in office today are necessarily oppressive.  I would rather classify them as dismissive of and condescending towards the very people who put them in office in the first place.

Nearly 234 years ago, Americans attempted to communicate their dissatisfaction with the British in a peaceful manner.  Their words fell on deaf ears.  While reading The Real George Washington by Parry, Allison and Skousen I was struck by the similarities between the sentiments of Americans then and now towards the “Administration”.

Read these quotes and tell me that this is not reflective of the atmosphere of discontent in which we currently live:

When suggested that the Americans write yet another plea to the British government, Washington wrote

“Have we not tried this already?  Have we not addressed the Lords and remonstrated to the Commons? And to what end?  Did they deign to look at our petitions?  Does it not appear, as clear as the sun in its meridian brightness, that there is a regular, systematic plan formed to fix the right and practice of taxation upon us?…”

(Just substitute “taxation” with “health care reform”.)

This one from the authors of The Real George Washington –

“In late May 1774 the House of Burgesses had requested that Virginia’s counties hold citizens’ meetings on the rapidly deteriorating state of Anglo-American relations.  They recognized the vital need for a grass-roots movement, for an increased stirring in the hearts of the citizenry.  Only then could America unite.  Only then would an arrogant Crown – a stubborn Parliament – listen.”

Hmmm…sound familiar?

Even though Harry Reid won’t admit it, Reconciliation seems to be the tactic du jour.  However, unless the real reasons for wanting health care reform are money and power, Reconciliation won’t do them any good.  Reconciliation will only allow budgetary items to be push through, but will not help people with pre-existing conditions, etc.  Those things would have to be passed separately.  So, this being said – WHY NOT SLOW DOWN AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH?!?!

You know, I thought the members of Congress were elected to represent the people of the United States, not the President.  Pretty naïve, huh?  When I heard Pelosi gushing on the Sunday “news” about passing so many items in the Obama agenda I nearly puked from the sugar overdose.  How arrogant of both her and Obama to ask Congress to basically ignore their constituents.  I’m thinkin’ the Anointed One is grooming his daughters for careers in public service.  If not, they will end up with the same crap plan he is trying to shove down our throats.

And, yes, I was one of the nerds who watched the entire health care summit last Thursday.  I have the liver damage from too many Excedrin™ to prove it 😉  Much of it was almost funny.  Almost.  Especially when Obama berated John McCain for “campaigning”.  Seriously? This from the perpetual campaigner himself?  He’s a funny, funny man our President is…

I guess what I would like to see is one freakin’ politician stand up before the American people and tell us honestly why this particular health care reform bill must pass yesterday, admit that he/she is totally ignoring the will of the People and explain the true political motivation behind their decision.  Yeah, right…whose smoking weed now?

When all else fails, SMILE!!!

2009 “Bite Me” Awards

Welcome to the Inaugural Bite Me Awards show.  The Bite Me was conceived in my warped little mind by a majority of my alternate personalities during a marathon game of Beer Pong.  Obviously, I lost.  The award reflects my views on the major events that occurred during 2009.   So, if you don’t agree with my selection of Bite Me recipients, BITE ME 😉

  • The first Bite Me goes to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.   She hemmed and hawed when asked if she had reviewed both the Terror Watch List and No-Fly List.  Well, of course she didn’t have time to perform this “minor” task.  Secretary Napolitano was too busy compiling a list of her own.  This one included returning Veterans, members of certain religious organizations, members of the VFW and American Legion, members of the NRA and people affiliated with several grass-roots organizations throughout the United States.  It is entitled the “Domestic Terror Watch list”.  Janet – BITE ME!!!
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi – Poor thing.  She is obviously operating under the delusion that she is the be-all to end all in the world of…well, in the World PERIOD.  Speaker Pelosi gets a special Bite Me for equating Tea Party protestors to the hateful, anti-gay murderer of Harvey Milk in the 1970’s.
  • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has earned an award for this enlightened statement made in reference to the special deals given to certain Senators in order to pass the Health Care Reform bill – “I don’t know if there is a senator that doesn’t have something in this bill that was important to them.  And if they don’t have something in it important to them, then it doesn’t speak well of them.”  Really?  I think this ignorance deserves a very special award for going above and beyond the normal degree of elitist bullshit – the coveted “Constitution?  We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!” Award.

Harry, Harry, Harry…read Article I, Section 8, ¶1.  It appears to me that Congress is in clear violation of Constitutional Law.  Just to make it easy on you, I will quote the referenced section:

“The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises SHALL BE UNIFORM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES:…”

In other words, darlin’, by making some states exempt from paying certain taxes, etc., you have created an atmosphere of inequity and, thus, are in violation of the law as set forth in the Constitution on September 17, 1787.  (Not to mention that little Tenth Amendment thingy.)  Hey, but what do I know?  I’m just a girl.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder gets a Big Apple style “YO!  Bite Me!”  for transferring the terror trials from military to civilian jurisdiction; a) placing undue burdens on the economies of both New York City and the nation as a whole; b) putting NYC residents, 9/11 Victims’ Families, first responders and, again, the entire country through the emotional turmoil of watching scum like KSM and his buddies spew their hatred in open court; and c) giving terrorists the opportunity to learn even more about our security methods and interrogation techniques.  I believe that you and your boss should be held personally liable if it is proven that any future attacks against American Citizens on American Soil were made possible as a direct result of knowledge obtained by terrorists via court transcripts from these trials once they have taken place.
  • A “Mini Bite Me” goes to both NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (whom I used to have a great respect for) and NYC Mayor Bloomberg for thinking the trials are a good idea.
  • No Bite Me Awards show would be complete without a Redneck, Racist, Gun Owning, Sea Kitten Hatin’, Tea Party Astro-Turfer Bite Me for my favorite Diva of Dementia – Janeane Garofalo!  Unfortunately, Ms. Garofalo could not be here to accept her award in person as she is currently undergoing treatment for depression after learning that both Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin made the New York Times Bestseller List.  We have arranged for a can of Dolphin-safe Tuna to accept this award on her behalf.  (Well, at least there’s a chance the Tuna might say something funny.)

Well, folks, we have come to the part of the evening you have all been waiting for.  In a moment we will award the most prestigious prize to the individual most deserving of our love and respect…according to Him, anyway.  This year’s recipient has had a lifetime of n0n-achievement that has spanned the globe – from the Menteng region of Jakarta to the State of Hawaii he has avoided, evaded, organized, lectured, campaigned and fundraised his way into the highest office in the land. Some of you know him as Barry, Bam, The One or Rock.  Here he is, folks…President Barack Hussein (Soetoro?) Obama II!!!!!!!  Excuse me…What?…Really?  Okay, okay…

Sorry, folks.  It seems the Anointed One will not be here tonight.  As with other important events, he has chosen to play golf instead of accepting responsibility.  Never fear!  We have done well without him so far.  I’m sure we can do without him now and in the future.

I will now present the Bite My Tattooed Ass Award to He Who Walks on Water in absentia.  Barack was chosen for this honor in part because of moments such as:

  • The Beer Summit debacle – His comments 6 days after this incident were classic:
    • “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts,…” (He should have shut up at that point, but NO!) “…what role race played in that [Gates case].  But I think it is fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.  That’s just a fact.”  (Jeepers, Wally.  Seems like the Beav was just a tad out of control there, huh?)
    • Apology Tours I, II and (who could forget Copenhagen) III.  Not to mention the pre-election, “I’m running for leader of the World” Campaign Apology-in-Advance Tour.
    • How ‘bout those heart-wrenching “get me some ICY HOT™ my back hurts” moments when our beloved President bowed before (oops, meant to say “ inspected the shoes of”) two foreign leaders.
    • Last, but certainly not least, the “Do I Really have to interrupt my freakin’ golf game for THIS!?!?” comments made during his oh-so-greatly-deserved vacation in Hawaii in which the Anointed One referred to the Underwear Bomber (gotta love the warm, fuzzy nick names the press gives to terrorists bent on the destruction of our society) as an “isolated extremist”.  Hmmm…that’s funny.  Nidal Hasan was also an “isolated extremist”.  But, didn’t they both communicate with the same Imam?  Gee, babe, they don’t seem so isolated to me.  I’m just sayin’…

That concludes our awards show this evening.  Thank you all for taking the time to be here with me to celebrate the accomplishments of all of our honorees.

I would like to wish each and every one of you (even Ben 🙂 ) a wonderful, safe and Happy New Year’s Eve.  My heart is with our brave men and women serving our nation overseas and at home.

You Really Shouldn’t Have…Seriously

This is an addendum to my post “I can’t HEAR you!”  I know it is Christmas Eve, but I had to get it off my chest so my Christmas dinner digests properly.

I received an email this morning from U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO):

December 24, 2009

Dear Friend,

Today I voted for a health care reform bill that will bring meaningful change to Coloradans. Reform that provides coverage to 840,000 uninsured Coloradans, extends and protects Medicare for our seniors and provides free preventive care for everyone. Reform that provides tax cuts to small businesses and eliminates exclusions based on pre-existing conditions. And, as promised, I voted for health care reform that doesn’t add a dime to the deficit.

This bill will make a substantial difference in the lives of Coloradans who are doing jobs much harder than those in Washington, working late into the night, and taking an extra shift before Christmas so they can afford that extra gift beneath the tree. It is for those Americans who are unemployed in this savage economy and still trying to make sure the kids know they are remembered during this holiday season.

For Colorado, this bill will help over 68,000 small businesses provide health care coverage for their employees as they have always tried to do. It makes health care more accessible and more affordable in rural areas by making sure doctors receive a fair rate of return for the quality care they provide. And for the nearly 500,000 seniors in Colorado, it strengthens and protects Medicare while ensuring seniors don’t see a single cut to their guaranteed benefits.

I do not support the special deals in this bill. I continue to believe we should include a public option. And I have been disappointed by weeks of delay tactics that have done nothing but expose a broken Washington.

However, this bill is about the Coloradans and all Americans who just want a decent shot at the American dream. It’s about lowering skyrocketing health care costs and reducing the deficit by nearly $1.3 trillion over the next 20 years. It’s about ensuring the strength of Medicare for years to come and bringing much-needed, improved and affordable care to working families.

After decades of trying, we finally passed a bill that saves money, saves lives and gives families a fighting chance against relentless insurance company abuses.

I will continue to push for improvements in this bill as we move toward the conference report and a final bill.

As always, I would love to hear from you. You can send me a message or find contact information at my web site. I encourage you to reach out.

Sincerely,

Michael F. Bennet

U.S. Senator for Colorado

And my response:

I received your email today announcing your support of this bill.  If you don’t agree with the special deals, why did you vote for it?  Also, it will increase the deficit.  The CBO reported double deductions in the figures that were submitted to them and they expect an increase NOT a decrease.  My grandchildren can thank you when they are still paying for this bill in 20 years.

Neither you nor Senator Udall can count on my vote come election day.

Merry Christmas,

Katrina Velsor

I don’t think I’m his “Friend” anymore, do you? 😉

Dirty Deeds

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap?  Not in Congress!

All of the closed door meetings, back alley deals, not-so-veiled threats and intimidation tactics seem as though they belong in a cheesy spy novel…not within the halls of the Capitol.  Can you imagine the fallout if a major corporation was caught using those methods to sway a Congressional vote their way?  (And don’t start screeching that they have.  That is why “caught” is blue.  We’ll just file it under “DUH!” and move on.)  The New York Times would make that a front page story for months.

If we have waited nearly 100 years for health care reform, a few more months shouldn’t hurt.  Note to Senator Harkin (D-IA) – many of those in opposition to this bill are not fear-mongering, they are being cautious.  Wouldn’t you be suspicious of a bill that was drafted in partisan meetings, a bill that has so far only been read by the authors?  Wouldn’t you be outraged by the payoffs and promises?  Sir, I do not believe Corn Husker’s Lotion was intended to be used to grease the palms of a Senator from Nebraska.

All of the in-fighting, personal attacks, late night sessions and midnight votes would be completely unnecessary if this matter could be settled in the most democratic and logical way We The People know.  PUT IT UP FOR POPULAR VOTE.  Allow us to decide our own future!  Then, there would be no question as to whether the American Citizens (you know, those pesky little people who put your sorry asses in office) want health care reform or not.  You wouldn’t have to up your blood pressure meds, spend money on Advil™ or Tums™, eat Chinese take-out or miss spending the holidays with your loved ones.  There would be no Louisiana Purchase, no bribes paid to Senators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc.  Just post the bill online and let us bear the burden of this all-too-important decision.  Sounds pretty cut and dried to me!

So, what are you afraid of?  Whether you pass this bill or not, I can almost guarantee half of you won’t be traveling to DC after the 2010 elections.

I can’t HEAR you!!!

The following letters were emailed to me in response to requests I sent to both Senator M. Udall and Senator M. Bennet – both Democrats representing Colorado.

I explained my concerns to both Senators – that I do not support Health Care Reform even though I have a disability.

If this is an example of how well Congress listens to their constituents, we are in BIG trouble.

Boy, I can’t wait for 2010!!!

Dear Friend:

Thank you for your e-mail message. Hearing from Coloradans is important to me. I will respond to your concerns in the near future. In the meantime, I am especially glad you reached out, because it gives me a chance to briefly introduce myself and share with you some of my priorities for Colorado.

Our country faces serious challenges today: rising unemployment, home foreclosures, and companies on the verge of bankruptcy. Congress and the President have set bold goals for our country to address these challenges and lay the foundation for sustainable, long-term economic growth. We must make responsible investments in health care, education, and our new energy economy, while providing much-needed tax cuts to middle-class families. As we do so, however, we must work to reduce the deficit, because economic recovery will be short-lived if we mortgage our children’s future to achieve it.

It will be my mission every day in the Senate to represent all corners of Colorado and do everything in my power to stand up for the natural beauty and Western values that make our state unique. If you need assistance from my office, or if you need help dealing with a federal agency, please use the link below to access our casework form. If you are not a Colorado resident, I encourage you to contact the U.S. Senators from your state directly.

Please send all scheduling requests to Scheduler@bennet.senate.gov or fax to 202-228-4083.

Once again, thank you for contacting me.

http://bennet.senate.gov

November 22, 2009

Dear Katrina,

Thank you for your recent message to my U.S. Senate office.  Each week, over 10,000 Coloradans send me their thoughts and suggestions.  This unprecedented volume is a testament to the interest that Coloradans take in the issues facing our nation.

Coloradans have contacted my office about the economic recovery bill, energy, the environment, small business, education, health care, and numerous other important topics.  I appreciate hearing from each one of you because understanding your views is fundamental to my job.  Please know that my staff reads each one of your letters and e-mails and keeps me consistently updated on Coloradans’ concerns.

I am honored to serve as your U.S. Senator.  My top priority in the Senate is to provide efficient and effective service to people across our state.  Please know that my Colorado staff is available to handle specific services relating to the federal government (such as help with a passport, claim for veterans’ benefits, or a citizenship matter).  My Denver office can be reached at 303-650-7820.  If you would like to check on a request for services from my Washington, D.C. office, please call 202-224-5941 or toll-free at 877-7-MUDALL (877-768-3255).  Otherwise, be assured that we are reading your comments.

I will continue to listen closely to what you and other Coloradans have to say about matters before Congress, the concerns of our communities, and the issues facing Colorado and the nation.  My job is not about merely supporting or opposing legislation; it is also about bridging the divide that has paralyzed our nation’s politics.  For more information about my positions and to learn how my office can assist you, please visit my website at www.markudall.senate.gov.
Warm Regards,

Mark Udall
United States Senator, Colorado

MEU/

December 7, 2009

Dear Katrina,

Thank you for contacting me regarding health insurance reform.  I appreciate your taking the time to express your specific views on this important topic facing our nation.

As you know, many proposals have been put on the table for reforming our health care system to make it work for all Americans.  I recognize there are many, often competing, philosophies and ideas on the best way to move forward.  As your Senator, it is my job to listen closely to the various stakeholders involved in this process as well as actively seek out input from across the state to help inform my understanding of what is best for Colorado.  One thing I firmly believe, however, is that the status quo is unacceptable and unsustainable.

As the U.S. Senate continues to debate health insurance reform, there are a number of key requirements which will guide my consideration.  Any health reform must: 1) allow people who like the coverage they currently have to keep it; 2) bring costs down so that all Coloradans are able to cover their families while staying within their means; 3) preserve the critical doctor-patient relationship, ensuring that decisions about treatment are made by those who know the patient the best; 4) call for insurers to provide coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions or medical history; and 5) be fiscally responsible.  By ensuring that these pieces are part of reform, we can provide the stability in health care that is currently lacking for hard working Coloradans – stable costs, stable coverage, and stable quality.  Cost-effective ideas to improve health like emphasizing prevention and wellness programs, early screening and diagnosis, and chronic disease management are just a few pieces of the puzzle that I think can help us get there.

Another important piece to the puzzle is ensuring that health reform expands access to care for those living in rural communities, which is why I recently introduced legislation known as the Rural Physician Pipeline Act of 2009 (S.1628).  This bill is designed to improve health care in rural communities by helping medical schools establish programs to recruit and train medical students who want to practice in rural areas.  The provisions in this legislation are based on a successful program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and there is evidence to suggest that, if similar programs are expanded, as called for in my bill, we can dramatically increase the number of rural doctors nationwide.

Additionally, health reform must include provisions aimed at helping to alleviate the financial burden placed on small business owners who struggle to provide health coverage to their employees.  This is especially true for those small businesses that have seen the cost of coverage grow at such an alarming rate that they are unable to stay competitive in maintaining a talented pool of workers.  Small businesses are the driving force of our economy and we must pass health insurance reform which provides them a pooled marketplace from which to purchase coverage and offers credits to make plans affordable.

Reforming our health care system will not be easy, but it is imperative.  As Congress continues looking for the best ways to meet our nation’s health care challenges, please know that I will always keep the best interests of Coloradans in mind.  Along the way, I will certainly remember your particular thoughts and concerns.

Please visit my website at www.markudall.senate.gov/healthreform to see up-to-date information regarding the ongoing health insurance debate.

I will continue to listen closely to what you and other Coloradans have to say about matters before Congress, the concerns of our communities, and the issues facing Colorado and the nation.  My job is not about merely supporting or opposing legislation; it is also about bridging the divide that has paralyzed our nation’s politics.  For more information about my positions and to learn how my office can assist you, please visit my website at www.markudall.senate.gov.
Warm Regards,

Mark Udall
United States Senator, Colorado

MEU/jpw

December 11, 2009

Dear Friend,

We wanted to provide you with an update on the progress of health care reform and our efforts to strengthen – and pass – this landmark legislation. We are closer than ever to accomplishing monumental reform.

We are hard at work to provide you with security and stability with your health insurance, ensure you have access to quality, affordable health care, and rein in out-of-control health care costs. The health care reform bill will put an end to insurance company denials for pre-existing conditions and ensure you have coverage you can count on – that can’t be taken away.

This week we joined 9 other Senate freshmen in announcing a package of amendments that will work to lower costs and move our health care system into the 21st Century. This means less paperwork, less fraud and lower costs. And it means quality time with your doctor and better value for your dollar.

This bill will also protect and strengthen Medicare. Seniors will continue to have guaranteed access to their doctors, home health care providers, nursing homes, prescription drugs and hospital care. We will extend the Medicare trust fund, lower premiums or cost-sharing, increase Medicare benefits and improve access to providers. And we will eliminate co-pays seniors have to pay for preventive care – making seniors’ colonoscopies or mammograms free.

Together, we will continue to fight for a bill that gives patients more choices, reduces costs and doesn’t add one dime to the deficit – all goals that we believe can be achieved with the help of a strong public option.

We can and must pass meaningful health care reform because the status quo is no longer an option. If we do nothing, we will be left with a system that puts profits before patients and leaves millions of Americans paying too much for their insurance or without any health care at all.

We’re optimistic that in the coming weeks we can achieve meaningful health care reform for Colorado’s families.

Your Senators,

Mark Udall and Michael F. Bennet

It is obvious to me that neither Senator has any interest in listening to the people who do not want Health Care Reform as outlined by Congress.  From day one, they chose to tow the party line.  Before anyone freaks out and reminds me that the Republicans are doing the same thing, let me just say I AM FULLY AWARE OF THAT.

When I state that I cannot wait for 2010, I am not only speaking about voting Democratic Senators out of office…I am in favor of sending them ALL home.  Term limits are a beautiful thing.

BAD Dog!!!

I love cnsnews.com.  If you get a chance, visit their website.

Anyway, after that bit of levity it is time to get serious.  Sunday is usually the day when my ADD is hyperactive.  This Sunday is no different.

  • 9/11 Terrorist Trials – the 911 Never Forget Coalition held a rally in New York City this weekend.  I wish I could have been there.  Many of the families of 9/11 Victims, NYC Firefighters and Police Officers attended.  As I watched the reports I found myself feeling so helpless against a Government that seems not to care one bit about anyone but themselves.  For Goddess sake, it has been 8 years since we were attacked and there is still nothing but a freakin’ hole in the ground where the Towers once stood!  Now the bastards who masterminded the attacks will be able to gloat over their handy work as they go to court every day.  This is akin to wiping your dog’s nose in the rug when they urinate in the house.  Our Government is saying “Bad Dog!!!” to us as they push our faces again and again into the stink of terrorism.
  • Kudos to Brian Dennehy for attending the rally in New York.  When interviewed, Mr. Dennehy spoke eloquently and without resorting to the same low-class tactics used by “people” such as Janeane Garofalo.  Isn’t it funny how someone can get their point across without launching arbitrary personal attacks against a group of people.  Side note to Janeane –
Main Entry: 1prej·u·dice

1 : injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one’s rights; especially : detriment to one’s legal rights or claims
2 a (1) : preconceived judgment or opinion (2) : an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge b : an instance of such judgment or opinion c : an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics

Pronunciation: \ˈpre-jə-dəs\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praejudicium previous judgment, damage, from prae- + judicium judgment — more at judicial
Date: 13th century

Pay close attention to definition 2.  Apply to anyone you know, Darlin’?

  • Transparency – WHATEVER! Ten Democrats go into a room and when they come out Medicare is screwed.
  • Desiree Rogers – I know, I know…I am as tired as the rest of you about the seemingly endless reports on the White House Party Crashers.  However, this is not about them.  Three Secret Service Agents have been put on administrative leave, yet Ms. Rogers skates by unscathed.  She was even bold enough to state that she can set up extra tables and chairs for those who just want to pop in to a White House event.  I don’t see the humor in that.  (Here I go bein’ all serious again…sorry, Ben. 😉 )  What she seems to forget is that this is not only the place in which the Anointed One resides, the White House belongs to ALL of us.  The safety of political leaders of foreign nations are our responsibility when they are guests of the President.  Her flippant attitude towards this borders on frightening.
  • 2nd Amendment – Here we go again!  Four police officers in Washington State did not lose their lives because of a legal handgun. (Since the POS who killed them was a convicted felon, he could not purchase a handgun legally.) They lost their lives because of stupidity.  They lost their lives because Bureaucrats and Judges screwed up.  Instead of adhering to the law, they “interpreted” it based upon a political ideation, not the facts as presented.  Yet, the 2nd Amendment is once again on trial.
  • H.I.T. Squad – In case you have been living under a rock (which sometimes doesn’t seem like a bad idea given what our Government is doing to our country), part of the Dems health care reform “dream” was passed under the guise of creating or saving jobs in the Techie Sector.  H.I.T. stands for Health Information Technology.   This is a Government-run (surprise, surprise) program designed to create a national database for all health information on every person who resides in the USA.  Of course, this would only be done with your permission…wink, wink.  Doctors will receive incentives when all of their patients have been placed into the database.  H.I.T. was passed as part of the Stimulus bill.  More Government jobs!!!!  WOOHOO!!!
  • It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach when I hear the Dems in Congress declaring that Americans want this health care bill to pass.  I DON’T.  I have a friend who was diagnosed recently with breast cancer.  She is 36.  She also has Rheumatoid Arthritis.  SHE DOESN’T WANT THIS BILL TO PASS.  With the exception of 2 people, everyone I talk to think this bill is one of the worst possible things the Government can do to us.  Some of them voted for Obama.  Most of them voted for the Democratic Senators from Colorado.  If I could muster enough support, I would petition for an Amendment to the Constitution that makes it possible for We the People to decide issues like health care reform, cap & tax, etc. by popular vote.  When Congress is going to be this stupid, we should be able to truly have a say in the matter.  Or, how about making them release all of the emails they receive from their constituents on these issues.  After all, we fund their websites. I want to know if they are telling the truth about the level of support they are receiving.  Don’t you?

Any Liberals reading this may commence with the juvenile personal attacks…NOW 🙂

Valium anyone?

Cartoon by Tim Kelly from cnsnews.com/cartoons The House of Representatives (what the f*** they represent is anyone’s guess) passed their 1,990 page “One small step for the Left, one giant leap into Socialism” bill last night.

Does anyone feel better?

The only thing that was accomplished was the alienation of millions of voting Americans.  Not that it will matter anymore.  Normally, I would plead with you to start working on your Senators.  Let them know that you consider this a slap in the face.  Implore them to vote against the Democrats’ bill.  Will it change anything?  Sadly, I find myself looking at this from a “glass half-empty” viewpoint.

Obama and his litter of uber-loyal puppies in Congress have once again looked down their noses at us in disdain.  Just as they did last week on election night.

“Poor, pitiful little Americans.  The Gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey are meaningless!  NY-23 was the race that mattered.”  Really?  Hmmm…maybe they ought to rethink that.  Owens won because the Republicans can’t get their act together.  The method of choosing candidates in NY-23 is archaic and obviously did not reflect the wishes of the voters in that district.  Had the GOP asked their constituents to choose the candidate to run against Owens, the results would have been much different.  So, Obama’s manipulation of Congress succeeded.  McHugh got a cushy administration job and the Democrats gained a seat.  Score one for “He who walks on water”.

There is one bright spot to all of this.  Chances are the Senate won’t vote on their version of the Health Care bill until after the holidays.  That takes us into 2010, a mid-term election year.  Congress will be debating Health Care while trying desperately to get re-elected.  If we don’t waste this opportunity, maybe we have a chance…

Cartoon by Tim Kelly from cnsnews.com/cartoons

What the…?!?!?!

You know you laughed, I heard you laugh
You laughed, you laughed and laughed and then you left
But now you know I am utterly MAD
And…They’re coming to take me away HAHA
They’re coming to take me away HOHO HEHE HAHA
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket weavers
Who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they’re comin to take me away HAHAAA

For those of you born after 1970, that quote is from the song Funny Farm by Dr. Demento.  However, it could become an anthem for those of us in the nose-bleed section going “HUH?!?!”

The Annointed One is no longer just the Saviour of the United States of America, he is now officially the Saviour of the Entire World. Really?  Reality check – he was nominated 2 weeks after he took the Oath of Office (the second, official time…not the first screwed up time 😉 ).  How the hell do you nominate someone who hasn’t had enough time in office to figure out the phone system?  Now, if they gave a Nobel Prize for Apologizing, I could see their point.

Of course this means Date Night in Oslo…

BUT, we need to realize that we can’t just spend money willy-nilly on goofy things like, uhm, sending more troops to Afghanistan. According to the Gibbs-bot Model 2009, this expenditure needs careful scrutiny.

Then there’s the f****d-up logic the Left is using to justify spending $890-some-odd-billion on a Health Care bill that most of us don’t want. It is the same logic I have used to justify spending $40 on a new pair of shoes.  “But, honey, they were on sale.  So, actually, I saved $20!”  Baucus is centering on the $91 billion savings.  Senator, sweetheart, IT’S AN $890 BILLION EXPENSE THAT WE CANNOT AFFORD FOR A PROGRAM MOST OF US DON’T WANT! Well, we aren’t sure if we don’t want it because we aren’t allowed to read the damned thing.  We might want it, you never know.  But, maybe we’ll hate it…then we are stuck with it…

They’re coming to take me away HAHAA…

Back to the Afghanistan mess…Obama thinks that we can trust the Taliban to be good little terrorists and promise…no, pinky swear…that they will not try to take over the government in Afghanistan.  Cross their hearts and hope to die!  AND, the Taliban would never ever fund Al Quaeda again if we leave Afghanistan…never ever EVER. Wow, I can see why he got that Nobel Peace Prize.

They’re coming to take me away HOHO HEHE HAHAA…

Just couldn’t resist…

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