I remain thoroughly disgusted.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
"As the world turns" and my thoughts churn, a friend sent me this today. I'm glad SOMEone is able to speak what should be our sole issue right now and all thanks and credit to Charlie Reese for being able to do so. As always, I ask you again - what are YOU going to do about it???
Read it and weep:
by Charley Reese
*Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party.
She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..
If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
"This recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse." - Barack Obama - Washington Post
Sign my bill or else!
I guess fear by any other name still smells as sweet...or, rancid as the case may be.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
I see that "stimulus" is going rather well. Guess all that sweet talk to those non-believin' Republicans went over big..but actually, all the better because once again, you'll be able to blame the "it" of the day on other people, as usual. Messiahs can doeth no wrong. Just ask ask Chris Matthews or any of those jokers over at MSNBC for that matter.
If it hadn't been just so damn funny watching Biden the Buffoon flub President Hillary's oath, especially given the blood-curdling look The One shot him after his faux pas mocking Roberts, I'd have called that poetic justice any day of the week.
Had to wonder what Mr. Hate All Republicans No Matter What Malloy thought about Judd's appointment. So, took a run over to his blog and lo and behold, he's got not a word to say on it. Literally. Must be weird to be in a position where in order to continue railing against the "flying monkey right," you have to embrace one into your flock. Sorry 'bout that, Mike. If you just hadn't swigged the Kool-Aid, yanno? Um, we did try to tell you, remember? Ya. Sure you do. Looks like you better find some new material cuz that blog's lookin' pretty thin there. Gettin' pretty old listening to the Republican bashfest when under one party rule. You better hope they get some juice into that Fairness Doctrine cuz otherwise, Mike, well, how do YOU spell "i-r-r-e-l-e-v-e-n-t?"
Sunday, February 01, 2009
LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER
Economic stimulus? Feds want your medical records
Electronic database to include lawsuit, mental health, abortion, sexual
Posted: January 27, 2009
By Bob Unruh
A little-discussed provision in President Obama's economic stimulus plan
would demand that every American submit to a government program for electronic
without a choice to opt out, and it has privacy advocates more than a little
Patients might be alarmed, too, privacy advocates said, if they realized
information such as documentation on abortions, mental health problems,
impotence, being labeled as a non-compliant patient, lawsuits against doctors and
sexual problems could be shared electronically with, perhaps, millions of people.
Sue A. Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom, said unless
people have the right to decide "if and when" their health information is
shared, there is no real privacy.
"President Obama has pledged to advance freedom," she said. "Therefore the
freedom to choose not to participate in a national electronic health-records
system must be upheld."
Blevins' organization, one of the few raising the alarm at this point, said
the stimulus plan would impose an electronic health records system on every
person in the U.S. without any provision for seeking patient consent or
allowing them not to participate. (Continue with link below for more....)