I was wondering what you think about this ridiculous health care talk out there.
This is just one more reminder that the private sector and competitive market forces, not the federal government, are the best means to meeting our country's rapidly expanding health care needs.
I was looking for a way to try and do something positive about it, and just signed a petition with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce here to help emphasize that. We need to get involved!
Day by Day
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
11 ‘‘SECTION 1. The liberty of parents to direct the12
bringing and education of their children is a fundamental
14 ‘‘SECTION 2. Neither the United States nor any State
15 shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that
16 its governmental interest as applied to the person is of
17 the highest order and not otherwise served.
18 ‘‘SECTION 3. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any
19 source of international law be employed to supersede, mod20
ify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this
This would be a good thing.
On the other hand the UN is trying to strong arm us into this:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, often referred to as CRC or UNCRC, is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. Nations that ratify this international convention are bound to it by international law. Compliance is monitored by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child which is composed of members from countries around the world. Once a year, the Committee submits a report to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which also hears a statement from the CRC Chair, and the Assembly adopts a Resolution on the Rights of the Child.
Governments of countries that have ratified the Convention are required to report to, and appear before, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child periodically to be examined on their progress with regards to the advancement of the implementation of the Convention and the status of child rights in their country. Their reports and the committee's written views and concerns are available on the committee's website.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention and opened it for signature on 20 November 1989 (the 30th anniversary of its Declaration of the Rights of the Child). It came into force on 2 September 1990, after it was ratified by the required number of nations. As of December 2008, 193 countries have ratified it, including every member of the United Nations except the United States and Somalia.
Which would NOT be a good thing!
Don't expect much from us this weekend. We're already booked.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Lenin and Stalin would be so proud.
I guarantee you the news cycles will be covering nothing but those two for the next week. Cap and trade bill? Huh? LOOKOVERTHEREITSAJACKSONTRIBUTE! Legislation that'll raise your electric bill by $300 or more a month? LOOKOVERTHEREAFAWCETRIBUTE!
This is why I don't watch TV.
About two weeks ago, the Obama administration released Laith Qazali after extensive negotiations with the Asaib al-Haq terror network. That network has long been in negotiations with the fledgling Iraqi government, dangling the possibility of laying down its arms, renouncing violence, and integrating into Iraqi society, provided that its top members — particularly Qais and Laith Qazali, as well as Ali Mussa Daqduq — be released. Realizing, however, that these terrorists were responsible for kidnapping and killing American soldiers in gross violation of the laws of war, the Bush administration had declined to release them.
You want to know why I never, ever vote for the
By contrast, President Obama was persuaded to free Laith Qazali outright, just as Obama previously had authorized the outright release to Britain of the al-Qaeda terrorist Binyam Mohammed, who had plotted with “dirty bomber” José Padilla to commit post-9/11 mass-murder attacks in American cities. And although the administration has attempted to pass off Laith Qazali’s release as a necessary compromise of American national interests for the purportedly greater good of Iraqi reconciliation, the camouflage is thin indeed. Transparently, the terrorist has been freed as a quid pro quo for the release of British hostages.
In the wake of Laith Qazali’s release, the Asaib al-Haq network was unsatisfied; it continued to demand the release of its leader, Qais Qazali, and that of Daqduq. The terrorists did, however, release two of their British hostages, or, to be precise, their corpses: Jason Creswell of Glasgow and Jason Swindlehurst of Lancashire had been dead for weeks, perhaps longer, when their remains were turned over to the British embassy in Iraq. As the U.K.’s Independent recounted, the bodies had been “taken from an Iraqi government building in the centre of the Iraqi capital by men in police uniform, past army checkpoints and a second security screen into Sadr City, the base of Shia militias, all signs, say the men’s families, of official collusion.”
Pardon me, I'm feeling sick right now. We're not even getting back live people, we're just getting back their remains. And while I'm very, very sorry for the families of Jason Creswell and Jason Swindlehurst, this is like trading in a mint-condition '76 Mustang Fastback for a burned out Ford Pinto.
So here we are, with a deluded fucking moronic piece of shit for a President, who actually is as bad as the Right said he would be. Hey, remember when Sarah Palin gave that speech in Minneapolis, and said that Obama wanted to read terrorists their Miranda Rights? The Left guffawed and said it would never happen?
Yeah, how'd that turn out for you? Don't ever doubt Sarah Palin again, eh? Did that piss off all the Palin haters? Fucking good. So far she's been proven correct on just about everything she's said, while Obama has turned into a far-left idiotic piece of crap who really is the terrorist lovin', high-tax pushin', big government leadin' Socialist that the Right said he was. I think the only reason they're not pushing for a full-on gun ban right now is because the ATF is still shitting purple twinkies over the number of military-style rifles and carbines that went flying off the shelves, and are still selling like hotcakes.
Where was I? Oh, yes. Obama loves to deep-throat terrorist cock as they call him their bitch.
Back in May 2008, in a speech before the Israeli Knesset, President Bush derided the “foolish delusion” of unidentified, naïve politicians who “seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.” Exhibiting a thin-skinned consciousness of guilt, Sen. Barack Obama assumed Bush had been referring to him, and lashed out: “George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists.”
President Obama is now way beyond mere support of such engagement. Under his leadership, and even as the mullahs who have been at war with the United States for 30 years are engaged in a Tiananmen-style crackdown, Obama is neck-deep in terrorist-for-hostages negotiations with Iran-backed killers who have American blood on their hands.
Make sure you lick those terrorist balls clean, Mr. President! You don't want those terrorists to get upset with you! Mr. Fucking Jimmy Carter Clone. When more Americans die, we can lay those deaths directly on you. Not that Obama fucking cares, especially if they're military.
Gah. What a thing to read early in the morning.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Bah. I need to shower and get out of the house. I have to report early this morning. Can't stick around to fix it. You'll just have to deal with the old blog template for a while.
And we don't have air conditioning in the house.
So I came home from work last night and installed a ceiling fan in our bedroom. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Nice breeze. Lovely breeze. You make me so happy. You make the Ragin' Mrs. so happy too. We love you, wonderful cooling breeze.
If I thought it was feasible, I'd move our entire bedroom down to the basement for the summer.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress - with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?Why?One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent - the failure is deliberate. Don't laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.
The more I see, the more I'm convinced that nothing short of a civil war will return this country back to it's Constitutional roots. And that scares the hell out of me.
Found via Kevin Baker.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Now keep in mind that I'm computer illiterate. I'm being quite honest here - I can type, but that's about it. Don't ask me how this magical little box works, because I don't know. And in order to change the template, I'll be going into something that I have little to no knowledge about, and then messing it up.
So if the website completely disappears, don't worry. That's just me, doing what I do. It'll get back up.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
But I don't want to go into that. Maybe later, not now. So all I'm going to say is this - If I could be half the man my father is, I would consider my life well lived.
Michelle Malkin They killed Neda, but not her voice
Obama is a Mullah sucking Pussy
Christiane Amanpour sucks Mullah for CNN
Obama fiddles while Tehran burns
Obama's unrealistic realism
Obama supports Ahmadinejad
Obama's Bailouts for Tyrants
Obama continues to support Dictatorship
Obama cowers before Kim
HuffPo prints Code Pink propaganda
Ahmadinejad is who we said he was
Hillary and Obama 'Smart' Diplomacy
Why do Jews vote (D)?
Is it really a surprise the election was fixed?
Final word on the Cairo speech