Edits in red by Eustace from a Fox News article
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Edits in red by Eustace from a Fox News article
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Today I came within 10 feet of (P)resident Obama...really! I was about 10 miles north of Frederick, Maryland traveling back home after conducting some company business, when all of a sudden a line of vehicles consisting of U.S. Police, 3 black Chevy Suburbans and around 8-10 others vehicles all with lights flashing in a
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In case people have forgotten, Algore owns the rights to Carbon Credits, which he created to line his flab-filled pockets. Why doesn't Fat Al blow some of his hot air on the 5 feet of snow we have piled next to our driveway?
Monday, February 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is putting forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year health care plan that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriated consumers.
Posted Monday morning on the White House Web site, the plan would provide coverage to more than 31 million Americans now uninsured without adding to the federal deficit.
It conspicuously omits a government insurance plan sought by liberals.
But it's uncertain that such an ambitions plan can pass, since Republicans are virtually all opposed and some Democrats who last year supported sweeping health care changes are having second thoughts. After a year in pursuit of his top domestic priority, Obama may have to settle for a modest fallback.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is making a fresh attempt to rescue his health care overhaul by proposing a measure that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A Bucket of Shrimp
It happened every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembled a giant orange and was starting to dip into the blue ocean.
Old Ed came strolling along the beach to his favorite pier. Clutched in his bony hand was a bucket of shrimp. Ed walks out to the end of the pier, where it seems he almost has the world to himself. The glow of the sun is a golden bronze now.
Everybody's gone, except for a few joggers on the beach. Standing out on the end of the pier, Ed is alone with his thoughts....and his bucket of shrimp.
Thank God for what He gives you everyday, no matter how insignificant it seems.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Reconciliation is seldom-used and controversial tactic that allows bills to be passed in the Senate with only a simple majority of votes, and Democrats said this week they are considering it as part of a plan to push through their stalled health care reform legislation in the face of entrenched Republican opposition. It may sound like an upbeat outcome to a messy quarrel, but "reconciliation" is hardly a smooth political solution on Capitol Hill.
Reconciliation is a seldom-used and controversial tactic that allows bills to be passed in the Senate with only a simple majority of votes, and Democrats said this week they are considering it as part of a plan to push through their stalled health care reform legislation in the face of entrenched Republican opposition.
"I think a decision has just been made -- we're just going to go ahead" with a reconciliation bill, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, told reporters on Friday.
So what is reconciliation and why has it been described as political dynamite?
Under reconciliation,, 51 senators can amend a bill, bypassing the need for a 60-vote majority to hold off Republican delaying tactics, in particular a filibuster. Debate is limited to a maximum of 20 hours.
But legislation passed by reconciliation can only affect budget revenue, government spending and taxes.
And given that it has the potential to diffuse one of the few weapons in the minority party's arsenal, it generally has been seen as a tactic of last resort.
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., wrote to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel this week urging the administration to take reconciliation off the table as an "important show of good faith to Republicans and the American people."
"The existence of any kind of backroom health care deal among the White House and Democratic leaders would certainly make a mockery of the president's stated desire to have a 'bipartisan' and 'transparent' dialogue on this issue," Boehner, Cantor, and Pence wrote. "To ensure we can move forward in good faith, we ask that you publicly disavow these reports and assure the American people that Democratic leadership is not putting together any kind of backroom health care deal or plotting any kind of legislative trickery to pass it."
Friday, February 12, 2010
Value-added tax is seriously being considered by the Obama Administration as a means of scamming the American public out of money to fund health care and line its pockets. Obama is coming through the back door because he has been unsuccessful in getting health care reform the way he originally wanted it. Don't let any one tell you it is a tax only on the rich...it isn't. Below is a clip from The Washington Post describing the process:
'A VAT is a tax on the transfer of goods and services that ultimately is borne by the consumer. Highly visible, it would increase the cost of just about everything, from a carton of eggs to a visit with a lawyer. It is also hugely regressive, falling heavily on the poor. But VAT advocates say those negatives could be offset by using the proceeds to pay for health care for every American -- a tangible benefit that would be highly valuable to low-income families.
Liberals dispute that notion. "You could pay for it regressively and have people at the bottom come out better off -- maybe. Or you could pay for it progressively and they'd come out a lot better off," said Bob McIntyre, director of the nonprofit Citizens for Tax Justice, which has a health financing plan that targets corporations and the rich.'
They can set the percentage of VAT wherever and whenever they want. This will only hurt the economy as buyers will stop buying the products that keep us employed, putting more people out of work.
A VAT, like most taxes, distorts what would have happened without it. Because the price for someone rises, the quantity of goods traded decreases. Correspondingly, some people are worse off by more than the government is made better off by tax income . That is, more is lost due to supply and demand shifts than is gained in tax. This is known as a deadweight loss. The income lost by the economy is greater than the government's income; the tax is inefficient.
Once again, it's time to vehemently protest this slight-of-hand move by
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Now, the Obama-Biden pair that opposed the Iraq war and its tactics and predicted their failure is prepared to accept credit for its success.
It seems that Biden, who's from Delaware when he's in Delaware and Pennsylvania when in Pennsylvania, is certain now that Iraq will turn out to be one of the Obama-Biden administration's greatest achievements.
Here's how Biden put it to Larry King on CNN:
I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
I spent -- I've been there 17 times now. I go about every two months -- three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society. It's impressed me. I've been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.
Biden did not elaborate on what all the administration's other "great achievements" were so far.
The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle''..
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him,what a 'post turtle' was.
The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with'.
Thank you Pete P
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
How they vote in the United Nations
Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:
- Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time
- Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time
- Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time
- United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
- Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
- Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
- Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
- Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
- Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
- Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
- Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
- Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
- Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
- Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
- Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
- India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
- Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
- Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.
- Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.
- Jordan votes 71% against the United States and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
- Pakistan votes 75% against the United States
and receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
- India votes 81% against the United States and receives $143,699,000 annually.
Perhaps it is time to get out of the UN and give the tax savings back to the American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the taxes (and gasoline).
Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Monday, February 1, 2010
ALERT: Far left liberal Pelosi ignored America and unleashed her new strategy for passing ObamaCare. Declare War on the GOP and Force ObamaCare on America.
Pelosi said, "We (Liberal Democrats) will go through the gate," "If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn't work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed for the American people for their own..." (GOOD?)
This is an actual photo of Nancy trying to pole vault. Next it will be pole dancing....ugh!!! Can you picture that?