Archive for September, 2009

Senate May Take “Advanced Care Planning” Off the Table

Posted by courage On September - 26 - 2009

While this all sounds good and fine, as far as the Senate leaving the “Advanced Care Planning Consolations” aspect off of their bill; I remain concerned/skeptical should a House and Senate Health Care bill pass, that during the course of the “reconciliation process” the Advanced Care Planning will reappear.

For whatever reason, this administration has a vested interest in controlling the aging population.  Ezekiel Emanuel , the individual who has the President’s ear as Health Care policy adviser (Czar) and was appointed  to the Board of the Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research,  published in the British medical journal Lancet, January 2009 an article entitled,  “Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions.”  In this article Emanuel sums up who is to be treated, and who is to die:

When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.

Doesn’t this make you feel cozy?

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Posted by courage On September - 26 - 2009

Acorn InvestigatedIn the Fall, we see acorns falling from trees.  Little did we know that the epitome of corruption and disregard of common decency ACORN (Assn. of Community Organizers for Reform Now), would be taking a header in to the defunding abyss.  Or is it?

The House on last Thursday, attached a “motion to recommit ” (MTR) to The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, the measure was called the “Defund ACORN Act.”  Many reading this are probably  thinking, “It’s about time,” yet there may be a snag in shaking the acorns from the Government tree.

Since the House Republicans chose to attach  ACORN defunding to a bill which for all intended purposes, has nothing to do with the with the original bill this may pose a large problem.  See after bills pass through both the House and Senate they go to joint committee where they hammer out a final bill, which is supposed to reflect the intent of the two separate bills.. a sort of Vulcan mind-meld.. that is of course assuming they have minds.  <sigh>  Since the Student Aid bill in the Senate contains nothing regarding the defunding of ACORN, in all likelihood this aspect of the bill will throw in to the trash.  So… outside of some “feel good” bravado, this means, excuse my language .. squat.

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Will the Government LET You Sell YOUR Home?

Posted by courage On September - 26 - 2009

EarthOn June 26, 2009 the House passed the “American Clean Energy and Security Act HR 2454”, on a vote of 219-212.  This bill is more commonly called Cap and Trade. For those unfamiliar with this bill, see CourageToSee’s handout on the issue here. Soon the Senate will be taking up the “Embrace Mother Earth” mantra as they develop their own “environmental justice” legislation to combat the pseudoscience of climate change, which I have previously written about here.

Buried in the kumbaya calls to save Mother Earth are stipulations which should have every homeowner concerned.  From Politico:

The bill contains 397 new regulations. One of them would affect almost everyone who buys or sells a home. If Waxman-Markey becomes law, homes for sale that qualify as “federally related transactions” — which is almost all of them — would be required to undergo an environmental inspection.

Big Brother will be knock, knock, knocking on your door, checking appliances, furnace, A/C unit, windows, insulation and doors, for all intensive purposes every structural aspect of your home.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… 912 DC

Posted by courage On September - 22 - 2009

912 march aerial view

Day of the rally… 9/12/09

Looking down Penn Ave SundayDay after the rally… 9/13/09

After Obama Inaugaration After  President Obama’s inauguration in January.

after the March on DCLate in the day, after the 9/12 DC rally.

Trash After RallyGarbage cans were overflowing with debris. Patriots who attended the rally cleaned up after themselves.

Inside MetroInside the Metro, riding to 912 rally.

Sunday Metro InteriorThe Metro 9/13, riding in to DC to sight see.

White House

White House GroundsUndercover journalist, at the White House, looking for ACORNS.

DC acorn

Happy Constitution Day ! Are We A Republic or A Democracy?

Posted by courage On September - 17 - 2009

From the United States Government:

On September 17, 1787, forty-two of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day, to sign the Constitution of the United States of America.

Since May 25, 1787, the 55 delegates had gathered almost daily in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation. By the middle of June, it became apparent to the delegates that to merely amend the Articles of Confederation would not be sufficient. Instead, they would write an entirely new document designed to clearly define and separate the powers of the central government, the powers of the states, the rights of the people and how the representatives of the people should be elected.

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Congressional Black Caucus calls “racism”

Posted by courage On September - 16 - 2009

During the House hearing for Representative Joe Wilson, the Congressional Black Caucus suggested:

“…that a failure to rebuke the South Carolina Republican would be tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history.”

For disagreeing with Presidential policy?  Okay, granted there is a level of decorum when the President addresses joint sessions of Congress.  The respect offered is meant to show the highest esteem for the office of the Presidency.  So yes, I agree that according to Jeffersonian Rules which cover decorum afforded the President, Representative Wilson was wrong, yet can I remind the Left since they seem to have some short-term memory issues… Congressman Wilson apologized directly to the President before the end of the evening and that the President accepted his apology.  This should be the end of the story.. but NOOOOOO…

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912 DC Rally Attendance … UPDATED @ END… WOW !

Posted by courage On September - 16 - 2009

There is dispute as to how many Patriots attended the March on Washington, 9-12-09.  Ranges can be found on the net from 60,000 to over a million.

In 1995, the National Park Service quit estimating crowds for events.  I guess Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam had some disagreements when the Park Service estimated only 400,000 in attendance for the Million Man March.

So here we are today, with the mainstream media purposefully underestimating and minimizing the event.  Plus we have Senior Adviser axelbutt Axelrod stating on Sunday:

“I don’t think it’s indicative of the nation’s mood,” Axelrod said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “You know, I don’t think we ought to be distracted by that. My message to them is, they’re wrong.”

Latest Rasmussen Poll on Health Care

Obama had a short-term positive bump in polling numbers following his “you lie” speech last week.  Today polls have fallen back to pre-lie speech levels, with 52% of all voters nationwide opposing the plan.

Can I now say… YOU BOTH LIE !

Ahh, it’s one of those “inconvenient truth” moments, because I have read the entire bill.  This would probably shock my unRepresentative Visclosky, since he has publicly stated he only reads the “pertinent parts.”  How he knows which sections to read is beyond me, I’m thinking he takes he cues from moveon thugs and seiu goons, which he seems awful cozy with.

So  an official number by the National Park Service seems out of the question.  Scouring the net for clues to attendance numbers, I found something I found interesting:

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White House: “Unaware of Rally” 912 DC

Posted by courage On September - 15 - 2009

After resizing some of the many pictures that were taken at the Tax Payers March on Washington, I thought you might enjoy getting a feel for the day.

Take a moment and read the signs, notice the common theme.  This protest was about how government is expanding at an alarming rate, how the deficit is ballooning out of sight and how average citizens  feel  their voices are not being heard by elected officials.

All contrary to what Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the squatters in Washington have been stating throughout the summer, with their rhetoric of imagined racism, delusional claims of protesters being unAmerican and continued insults to the American patriots psyche.  Time for them to wake-up…

These are the faces of AMERICANS !

Inside Metro 2Our ride on the DC Metro was packed !

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