Monday, December 27, 2010

2011..... HERE WE COME !!!!

I'm posting this editorial from Ken Huber which depicts the dire situation we faced leading up to and throughout 2010.....

The question now is where do we go from here ????
With some promise of hope showing on the horizon as a result of Tea Party and Conservative Patriotism gains in the Nov 2, 2010 elections, we have reason to be CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC !!!

pix by J. Scott Applewhite, AP
The tea party became a political juggernaut as sympathizers showed up at rallies, called in to talk radio and, most importantly, turned out at campaign events. Here, tea party activists demonstrate against government spending on Sept. 12 in Washington.

As many bloggers are now busy forecasting the next events....
all Washington and the Nation waits to see whether "newly-elected Tea Party-supported" candidates, now duly-elected politicians, WILL change and DO WHAT THEY CAMPAIGNED ON?? They have been warned to act like "adults" on tough votes involving the federal debt, government over-spending, tax reform, Obamacare, entitlement reforms, upholding the Constitution and stopping government's "over-reaching" policies....(some are already showing weak stomachs under the onslaught of entrenched lobbyists). Others have already been called out as hypocrites for consorting with Wall Street types and/or indulging in continued pork-barrel spending. won't be too long before we will see how far the "trust" goes!
Will the Republican Party find that true "energizing" leader that will keep them on track and performing up to hopes and expectations of the now "not-so-silent majority"??

Will a THIRD Political Party be in the offing should the Republicans fail again and show signs of crumbling under the weight of a still-broken, poorly-performing Congress?

Perhaps, as some believe (and wish), that some kind of merger amongst Tea Party groups, moderate Libertarians, Right-leaning Conservatives and other Independents will be the default result!?

Well, we all know TAX REFORM is needed!
And for those willing to "turn the page" and think "Fairly" and not "selfishly"....the ANSWER IS THE FAIR TAX !!!

A Quick View of the FAIR TAX ...8 Reasons to Support it Now !! by Bernie Valentine
1. EVERYONE participates !!....even tax dodgers, illegals, criminals, visitors, etc. .....EVERYONE !!
2. YOU take home your full paycheck...NO TAXES !!!
3. The FAIR tax is a VOLUNTARY CONSUMPTION Tax, you decide when & where.... & only on NEW retail purchases !!
4. BUSINESS Taxes are eliminated, costs reduced; encouraging them to return to U.S. and bring JOBS back!!
5. Since business costs are reduced, competition & free markets will allow prices to come down.
6. Tax compliance costs are gone, by eliminating IRS as well as costs of filing returns.
7. The PREBATE sent to everyone ensures that no taxes are paid on goods up to the poverty level.
8. The tax is VISIBLE....collected by the States by vendors at point of consumption.

I can't talk enough about how desparately our nation needs this system! My understanding is that this Bill HR25 (and the Senate version S296) plus the companion Bill HJR16 repealing the 16th Amend. will be brought to the floor early on in 2011 for debate.

OK....One last topic I must address...FOREIGN POLICY!!!
There are really MANY others, but I will deal with those in separate posts.

For God's Sake, bring our soldiers home !!!.. and give up this insane concept of "nation-rebuilding" as a means of fighting this "War on Terror"!!

If any of you honestly believe that terrorist efforts are being diminished by our sacrificing our military in Afghanistan, you are sadly mistaken. Even the Taliban are simply "waiting us out".
For heaven's sake, we all know there are as many "terrorists" in our own backyard as in Afghanistan!!! Yup....and apparently they are just satisfied with the idea of providing us with a "death by a million cuts"!
And so what are we doing in Afghanistan??... Over 9 yrs of chasing who?? Where? Really now!!!
Oh,yes...."Winning the hearts & minds of the people", huh!? I sure remember that broken tune....different singers now, that's all!!
Are we to expect that this same "unsucessful" strategy will next be carried out in Yemen, or Somalia, ...or some other forsaken "pothole" that breeds fanatical discontent with Western culture?? Give me a break!!

Yes, use our intelligence (if we have any left) and take actions (with our military, if needed) to protect our vital nation interests; but let's not play these stupid games that we have chosen to follow ever since the horrendous days of Vietnam!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

More on "TRAGEDY of the COMMONS"

Let's try an OPEN discussion of the merits of this principle which John Stossel of the FOX Business Channel calls a "Tragedy of the Commons".
It's an interesting and, I believe, very important principle as to why SOCIALISM fails.
It brings out the all-important need of having an "ownership" or, at least, a "vested" interest in things.....even into such policies as "government entitlements".

His opening story explains it:
"I first heard that phrase in a story about shepherds who lived around a grassy area they called a commons. Since the shepherds shared this free, green grass, they grabbed as much of it as possible. They brought many more sheep to graze. Soon ... all the grass was gone.
The sheep died, and the shepherds had nothing. Then then they divided the commons into parcels. Each shepherd owned one. Each had an incentive to limit the number of sheep that grazed on his grass. Prosperity happened, and everyone lived happily ever after."

In actuality, we see this "tragedy" displayed with the mentality
of so many of our "entitlement recipients".

Take WELFARE for instance.....

How many times do you think someone on Medicaid will schedule a visit to the Doctor "in their office" as opposed to "just going to the ER" for convenience sake alone??

It's much easier to just call it an "EMERGENCY" isn't it?? The grass is still plentiful, huh??

So, let's look at FOOD STAMPS. When do you think someone gave back any "un-needed" or unused stamps?.....
or would you think that anyone would be dis-honest enough to sell, trade or give away those un-needed stamps to someone else?? Tough question, huh?

Read more

Friday, October 29, 2010

So, Who's to blame ???

Just finished working the Early Voting here......and, it always hits me at these times, just how "uninformed" most of our electorate is!! So many come in with "no clue", no prior knowledge or information as to what is on the ballot!! Just amazing !!!
And we wonder why things are screwed up!!??

Monday, September 20, 2010

10 Birther Facts - Still waiting for answers !!

So what do you think ?? Anyone hiding something ??

Friday, September 10, 2010

A few Lessons for your Kid !!

Bill Gates speech: 11 rules your kids did not and will not learn in school
by Kent Summers on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7:34am

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Teacher's Letter !! Please Read it !!

Give this teacher and true American a standing ovation. This 4th grade teacher has said it all, and she was brave enough to attach her name to it.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia .... You didn't show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey ...... You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.


Every real American

P.S. I rarely ask that emails be 'passed around'..................PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR EMAIL's past time for all Americans to wake up!

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy. C
Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 944-3291 (636) 944-3291 Phone
(636) 944-3870 Fax

This woman may lose her job for this letter.. I believe we owe it to her for expressing the outrage that we feel but fail to address.

Even though this letter was sent last year.....the facts remain and have gotten worse:

*Failed fiscal policies, including multiple stimuli,
bail-outs, TARPs and takeovers
*High unemployment that continues unabated
*Wealth redistribution and regressive tax polices
*Massive government expansion
*Out-of-control spending
*Shadow government of unvetted czars
*Subverting of our Constitution
*Slavish catering to radical special interest groups
*Disastrous foreign policy weakening America's
worldwide position and status
*Undermining core values of American culture
*Destabilizing of our military
*Liberalizing of our courts
*Ineffective immigration policy
*Condescending Leftist elitis


Sunday, July 25, 2010



Why do we continually choose to try and "re-build" nations in our image; why do we try to change cultures when they do not want to be something else; why do we feel it is our "duty" or responsibility to do all this?

Because we are "RIGHT" ??

Because of "innocent" lives or casualties ??

Because we are the "policeman" of the world ?? (oops, I mean "policeperson" of the world.

Not really.....THEN WHY???

If we do it to defend ourselves...and fight the various terrorist groups and their tactics being used today......
Terrorists are everywhere now....even in our backyard!!
They TRAIN everywhere.....even in our backyard !!
Al Qaeda has been in NW Pakistan and many other places for ages.....
For Afghanistan itself, the Taliban are simply waiting for us to eventually leave anyway and have already negotiated a joint government plan with the corrupt Karzai regime.

So why do we send our troops to a land where we are not wanted, nor understood.....again, it seems it is to try and change a culture that does NOT want to be changed??

If we feel the need to take action, then take what action we need to; use what forces are necessary according to our intelligence sources; and be done with it !!!
We don't need to "win over" anyone nor do we need to entrench ourselves with vast bases and a complex plan of "nation rebuilding"!
Stop trying to be "politically correct" and appease everyone! It will never happen!

Being born in Berlin in 1944, I sometimes think back when we bombed the German citizens in WWII (I was in one of the bunkers with my mom then... trying to survive);.... and then I think back when we let the Atom bomb go on Japan (twice) !!! I suppose there were some innocents killed there, too!!

I fought in Vietnam and saw the same "mis-directed" effort trying to "change the hearts and minds" of a culture that did not want to be changed. It was all done under the premise of "stopping the spread of communism"! It did virtually nothing to stop it; instead it embarrassed and weakened us!

It seems we just refuse to learn from our past mistakes!!

The ROAD to the FUTURE !!

In order to really get this country back on the right road....we need a REAL LEADER and a specific, viable PLAN to focus on !!!

This can be done by identifying potential "Leaders" and building the "Plan".

Paul Ryan's Road Map Plan is a good Plan (even covering many issues including entitlement reforms) except for the tax reform part where the FAIR TAX should be inserted. See the 18min video
Then, you will have a REAL Road to the FUTURE!!

As for leaders, I'm looking to Newt Gingrich to step up.
There are a large number of good 2nd tier candidates headed up by such rising names as Bobby Jindal, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and more.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

More of "WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED" Parts 2 & 3

Part 2

Part 3

More Violations:

and even more:

and I could go on and on!!!

SAD state of affairs, huh?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Looking for a Solution ???

Unfortunately millions of workers have simply not kept their skills and knowledge - their competencies - sufficient to be competitive in securing the jobs that do exist. The workforce that is needed now requires more and more intellectual competence and less and less physical competence. Now throw in our failing education system; along with the factories which are becoming more and more robotic and technically oriented, and the results are predictable. The physical skills that humans have had are less and less in demand. When robots becomes cheaper than employing people, and what human labor is necessary becomes cheaper in foreign places, the results are clear.

It’s also clear that America needs innovation & new industries (the bedrock of capitalism & the free enterprise system), rather than relying on the ones that supported the rise of the middle class in the 1950s and 1960s. Biotechs and Renewable energies are certainly two that offer promise. But why do we not see the rise of these new industries from our private sector?

Over the years unions have elevated the pay scale of workers to unsustainable levels. The most mundane job now carries a high wage price tag to prospective employers. Non union employers traditionally pay less than their union counter parts but are forced to raise wages as well in an effort to retain their employees. All aspects of our lives are affected as companies raise prices to maintain an acceptable profit margin.

The real trouble began when the general populous discovered banks would lend absurd amounts of money against inflated, panic purchased residential real estate to anyone who said they could pay it back without proof of income. We quickly found ourselves in a situation where even union wages could not keep pace with rising home prices. It had to end somewhere.

The private sector will begin expanding, investing and hiring when it becomes confident that it can predict, with some level of accuracy, what economic conditions will be for the next year or so. What they are seeing, instead, is the threat of higher taxation, greater government interference through regulation, the unknown costs of Obamacare, Cap and Trade, and immigration reform that will turn millions of formerly illegal aliens into Democrat voters, plus the threat of pro-labor union legislation. The jobs aren't coming back any time soon.

Instead, State and Federal Governments are finding themselves coming up short in their budgets but instead of introducing or enacting legislation to stimulate the private sector, there is a constant attempt to figure out ways to extract more revenue from the dwindling few who still have the ability to pay and the ideas are bordering on insanity. There is no real effort to "tighten belts" or cut inefficient or wasteful spending....especially when it comes to "pork barrel" legislation and passage of "entitlement reforms."

People in my age and wage bracket are concerned about our golden years, our children's future and where this Country is heading. Most of us do not like what we see and feel betrayed by our elected officials. Many feel there is little we can do to stop it and are taking steps to protect what we have left.

YES, we need to get the Obama Admin out of office.
YES, we need to get most if not all the incumbents in Congress either out of office,... but we also need to see some unified leadership to take us in the right direction with a specific platform of goals to set our sights on!

First and foremost:
Adoption of the Fair Tax can and will correct much of this injustice through a visible transformation of our tax system which is not only "FAIR" but will rightfully distribute our "PAYING" tax base to include all proper parties.....including former tax dodgers, illegals, criminals, visitors, etc. while re-vitalizing our economy through the elimination of most business taxation thus enabling new job creation and a reduction of prices/inflation.

This, along with a sensible plan of spending cuts, elimination of pork barrel legislation, and common sense REFORMS (not elimination of) of government entitlement programs such as "unemployment insurance", "social security", welfare including health care such as medicare/medicaid, and outrageous pension plans. We certainly need some of these programs, but they need to become sensible, affordable and coupled with a re-newed sense of individual responsibility.

That is about as cheerfully optimistic as I can get.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 more press 2

In a July 2009 speech
President Barack Obama stated that "instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English, Americans need to make sure your child can speak Spanish."

Yet the majority of Americans disagree.

The Rasmussen Reports polling organization, one of the most reputable in the nation, recently found- as have other polls in recent years- that Americans continue to overwhelmingly believe that English should be the official language of the United States.

A May 2010 national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that 87 percent favor making English the nation's official language. This is the highest level of support yet but in line with what voters have been saying for several years.

Eight-three percent say a company that is doing business in this country should be allowed to require its employees to speak English. Similarly, eighty-three percent place a high priority on encouraging immigrants to speak English as their primary language.

While it is unfortunate that Congress has not moved on implementing English as the official language of the federal government, this latest Rasmussen poll emphasizes that the American people remain strong on this issue. This overwhelming sentiment will continue to help add more states to those 30 whose legislatures have already adopted English as their official language of government. you can see our Pres Obama thinks otherwise !!!!
He continues to ram his agenda down you throat !!! OPEN WIDE !!!

Friday, June 18, 2010


From the Great Falls Tribune....Montana
June 14, 2010

The FairTax is exactly what Montana and our country need to create jobs and restore the power of government to the people.

Imagine keeping every dime of your paycheck. No federal income tax taken out, no Social Security or Medicare tax taken out, no taxes on business and no taxes on investment income. In addition, you would get a monthly payment to cover taxes on all necessities up to the poverty level. All of this would be replaced with a consumption tax of 23 percent on new purchases only.

Now imagine how businesses based overseas would react to a country that does not punish them for creating jobs. A country that says, "Hey, if you come here and open a business, we will not tax you." Businesses from all countries would flood into the U.S. to base their operations. One would literally have to hide under a rock in order to avoid getting a job.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Let's All "KICK SOME ASS" !!

ISRAEL vs IRAN !! What a difference a President makes !

"Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with Jews building houses in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran.”
.................Columnist Burt Prelutsky

To understand the real picture on Israeli settlements and the ongoing disputes read this

As we have seen, it is also certainly OK for muslin radicals from Turkey or other such places to violate sanctioned blockades of Gaza
despite their provocative acts against defending Israeli forces

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A NEW HOPE !! You must listen to this !

A message for 2010.....and a NEW HOPE for 2012 !!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

SING-a-LONG with me !!

Your lesson for the day:

How to destroy a country:

1. Promise that an economic stimulus is a surefire winner and ram it through without bipartisan support.

2. Have no foreign policy that views America as a good thing.

3. Spend a year talking about a healthcare bill that is opposed by a large majority of the electorate, then pass it by three votes in the House after passing it in the Senate by buying off senators.

4. Say an immigration bill is “racist” and “promotes racial profiling” without reading a bill that explicitly takes measures to prevent that, then stand side by side a foreign president who is causing the illegal immigration problem, then wear wristbands to ensure that the entire country, 67% of whom supports the bill, knows where you stand.

Watch this one, too! Coming May 29 !!

Friday, May 14, 2010



(This one is a little different.... Two Different Versions....
.... Two Different Morals)



The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building
his house and laying up supplies for the winter...

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a
fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away...

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.


Be responsible for yourself!



The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press
conference and demands to know why the ant should be
allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to
provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a
video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody
cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green...'

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing,We
shall overcome. Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshoppers sake.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames
President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the
Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left topay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given
to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.


Be careful how you vote in 2010 !!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Before you listen to this may look below at your Congress at work.....and then look at the new list of more Government agencies you are about to receive.
Compliments of your Democratic-led administration of Obama, Pelosi & Reid !!! This is just one of the many actions they can't blame on Bush and/or someone else.!!

New Federal Bureaucracies Created in your Democrat Health “Reform”

The House Republican Conference has compiled a list of all the new boards, bureaucracies, commissions, and programs created in H.R. 3200,
“America’s Affordable Health Choices Act:”

Health Benefits Advisory Committee (Section 123, p. 30)
Health Choices Administration (Section 141, p. 41)
Qualified Health Benefits Plan Ombudsman (Section 144, p. 47)
Program of administrative simplification (Section 163, p. 57)
Retiree Reserve Trust Fund (Section 164(d), p. 70)
Health Insurance Exchange (Section 201, p. 72)
Mechanism for insurance risk pooling to be established by Health Choices Administration Commissioner (Section 206(b), p. 106)
Special Inspector General for the Health Insurance Exchange (Section 206(c), p. 107)
Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund (Section 207, p. 109)
State-based Health Insurance Exchanges (Section 208, p. 111)
“Public Health Insurance Option” (Section 221, p. 116)
Ombudsman for “Public Health Insurance Option” (Section 221(d), p. 117)
Account for receipts and disbursements for “Public Health Insurance Option” (Section 222(b), p. 119)
Telehealth Advisory Committee (Section 1191, p. 380)
Demonstration program providing reimbursement for “culturally and linguistically appropriate services” (Section 1222, p. 405)
Demonstration program for shared decision making using patient decision aids (Section 1236, p. 438)
Accountable Care Organization pilot program (Section 1301, p. 443)
Independent patient-centered medical home pilot program under Medicare (Section 1302, p. 462)
Community-based medical home pilot program under Medicare (Section 1302(d), p. 468)
Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research (Section 1401(a), p. 502)
Comparative Effectiveness Research Commission (Section 1401(a), p. 505)
Patient ombudsman for comparative effectiveness research (Section 1401(a), p. 519)
Quality assurance and performance improvement program for skilled nursing facilities (Section 1412(b)(1), p. 546)
Quality assurance and performance improvement program for nursing facilities (Section 1412 (b)(2), p. 548)
Special focus facility program for skilled nursing facilities (Section 1413(a)(3), p. 559)
Special focus facility program for nursing facilities (Section 1413(b)(3), p. 565)
National independent monitor pilot program for skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities (Section 1422, p. 607)
Demonstration program for approved teaching health centers with respect to Medicare GME (Section 1502(d), p. 674)
Pilot program to develop anti-fraud compliance systems for Medicare providers (Section 1635, p. 716)
Medical home pilot program under Medicaid (Section 1722, p. 780)
Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund (Section 1802, p. 824)
“Identifiable office or program” within CMS to “provide for improved coordination between Medicare and Medicaid in the case of dual eligibles” (Section 1905, p. 852)
Public Health Investment Fund (Section 2002, p. 859)
Scholarships for service in health professional needs areas (Section 2211, p. 870)
Loan repayment program for service in health professional needs areas (Section 2211, p. 873)
Program for training medical residents in community-based settings (Section 2214, p. 882)
Grant program for training in dentistry programs (Section 2215, p. 887)
Public Health Workforce Corps (Section 2231, p. 898)
Public health workforce scholarship program (Section 2231, p. 900)
Public health workforce loan forgiveness program (Section 2231, p. 904)
Grant program for innovations in interdisciplinary care (Section 2252, p 917)
Advisory Committee on Health Workforce Evaluation and Assessment (Section 2261, p. 920)
Prevention and Wellness Trust (Section 2301, p. 932)
Clinical Prevention Stakeholders Board (Section 2301, p. 941)
Community Prevention Stakeholders Board (Section 2301, p. 947)
Grant program for community prevention and wellness research (Section 2301, p. 950)
Grant program for community prevention and wellness services (Section 2301, p. 951)
Grant program for public health infrastructure (Section 2301, p. 955)
Center for Quality Improvement (Section 2401, p. 965)
Assistant Secretary for Health Information (Section 2402, p. 972)
Grant program to support the operation of school-based health clinics (Section 2511, p. 993)
National Medical Device Registry (Section 2521, p. 1001)
Grants for labor-management programs for nursing training (Section 2531, p. 1008)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

You say your vote doesn't matter, huh?!

I found this on Neal Boortz's program notes:
This quote has been swirling around the Internet. While we are unable to verify who said it, the message is all too important ...

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The public can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

Just remember, folks ... elections have consequences.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why Don't we have the GUTS to do THIS ??

The Whole World Needs A Leader Like This!

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..

Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.


‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. ‘

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE.. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, WE will find the courage to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Cloward-Piven Government is here !!!

This only takes a few minutes so... Please read! I am aware of Cloward-Piven because I often listen to Glenn Beck. If you don't know what it is, you need to read this for sure. I know it's long, but please read it.

Google this subject. There are pages and pages available and all support this email; none contradict it. Interesting that SNOPES is nowhere to be heard....but not unexpected...they are totally supportive of Chavez, etc.

Cloward-Piven Government
By James Simpson

It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt. President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact.

In September of last year, American Thinker published my article, Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Part of a series, it connected then-presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government. Since then, the story of that strategy has found its way across the blogosphere, onto the airwaves of radio stations across the country, the Glenn Beck television show, Bill O'Reilly, and now Mark Levin.

The methodology is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and we can all be grateful to David Horowitz and his 'Discover the Networks' for originally exposing and explaining it to us. He describes it as: The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two lifelong members of Democratic Socialists of America who taught sociology at Columbia University (Piven later went on to City University of New York). In a May 1966 Nation magazine article titled "The Weight of the Poor," they outlined their strategy, proposing to use grassroots radical organizations to push ever more strident demands for public services at all levels of government. The result, they predicted, would be "a profound financial and political crisis" that would unleash "powerful forces ... For major economic reform at the national level."

They implemented the strategy by creating a succession of radical organizations, most notable among them the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), with the help of veteran organizer Wade Rathke. Their crowning achievement was the "Motor Voter" act, signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993 with Cloward and Piven standing behind him.

As we now know, ACORN was one of the chief drivers of high-risk mortgage lending that eventually led to the financial crisis. But the Motor Voter law was another component of the strategy. It created vast vulnerabilities in our electoral system, which ACORN then exploited.
ACORN's vote registration scandals throughout the U. S. are predictable fallout.

The Motor Voter law has also been used to open another vulnerability in the system: the registration of vast numbers of illegal aliens, who then reliably vote Democrat. Herein lies the real reason Democrats are so anxious for open borders, security be damned.

It should be clear to anyone with a mind and two eyes that this president and this Congress do not have our interests at heart. They are implementing this strategy on an unprecedented scale by flooding America with a tidal wave of poisonous initiatives, orders, regulations, and laws. As Rahm Emmanuel said, "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."

The real goal of "health care" legislation, the real goal of "cap-and-trade," and the real goal of the "stimulus" is to rip the guts out of our private economy and transfer wide swaths of it over to the government to control. Do not be deluded by the propaganda. These initiatives are vehicles for change. They are not goals in and of themselves except in their ability to deliver power. They will make matters much worse, for that is their design..

This time, in addition to overwhelming the government with demands for services, Obama and the Democrats are overwhelming political opposition to their plans with a flood of apocalyptic legislation. Their ultimate goal is to leave us so discouraged, demoralized, and exhausted that we throw our hands up in defeat. As Barney Frank said, "the middle class will be too distracted to fight."

These people are our enemies. They don't use guns, yet, but they are just as dangerous, determined, and duplicitous as the communists we faced in the Cold War, Korea , Vietnam , and bush wars across the globe, and the Nazis we faced in World War II.

It is time we fully internalized and digested this fact, with all its ugly ramifications. These people have violated countless laws and could be prosecuted, had we the political power. Not only are their policies unconstitutional, but deliberately so -- the goal being to make the Constitutionirrelevant. Their spending is off the charts and will drive us into hyperinflation, but it could be rescinded, had we the political power. These policies are toxic, but they could be stopped and reversed, had we the political power. Their ideologies are poisonous, but they could be exposed for what they are, with long jail sentences as an object lesson, had we the political power.

Every single citizen who cares about this country should be spending every minute of his or her spare time lobbying, organizing, writing, and planning. Fight every initiative they launch. It is all destructive. If we are to root out this evil, it is critical that in 2010 we elect competent, principled leaders willing to defend our Constitution and our country. Otherwise, the malevolent cabal that occupies the government today will become too entrenched.

After that, all bets are off.

God Bless and Save America !!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

REVISED: State of the Union Address

In his prime-time address to members of both houses of Congress January 27, President Obama gave what many Americans viewed as the most important speech thus far in his presidency.

LEE IACOCCA's comments below are a true reflection of the:


Just as true today as it was when his book first came out.
He was, and still is, a brilliant businessman!
and asks us:

'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'.

'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers' money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'trust me the economy is getting better..'

Better? You've got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned, 'Titanic'. I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the Democrats out along with Obama!'

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore..

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs.. While we're fiddling in Afghanistan , Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis being the first.)

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes, and we got one. But now, a hell of a mess, so here's where we stand.

We're immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.

We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it's getting worse every day!

We've lost the manufacturing edge to Asia , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are going to skyrocket again, and nobody in power has a lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.

Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers union.

Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegal's amnesty and free healthcare.

The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. Now, that's just crazy. Deal with life.

Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it!

Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn't elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America . In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through some of America's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great Depression,' 'World War II,' the 'Korean War,' the 'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.

Make your own contribution by sending this post to everyone you know and care about. It's our country, folks, and it's our future. Our future is at stake!!

Ready or Not...Here it Comes !