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Archive for July 2009
For those who doubt that this ObamaCare crap isn’t going to take over your entire life, check out this:
Sec. 113, Pg. 21-22 of the Health Care (HC) Bill MANDATES a government audit of the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure in order to “ensure that the law does not provide incentives for small and mid-size employers to self-insure”!
Sec. 122, Pg. 29, Lines 4-16 – YOUR HEALTH CARE WILL BE RATIONED!
Sec. 123, Pg. 30 – THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE deciding what treatments and benefits you get.
Sec. 142, Pg. 42 – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice!
Sec. 152, Pg. 50-51 – HC will be provided to ALL NON-US citizens.
Sec. 163, Pg. 58-59 beginning at line 5 – Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID health care card will be issued!
Sec. 163, Pg. 59, Lines 21-24 – Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
Sec. 164, Pg. 65 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations (ACORN).
Sec. 201, Pg. 72, Lines 8-14 – Government is creating an HC Exchange to bring private plans under government control.
For more of these little tidbits, go here (.pdf).
In an email from my Rep:
Final Health Care Vote Passes 31-28
Despite a close fought and valiant debate, ultimately Chairman Waxman was able to pull enough liberal Democrats and Blue Dogs together to pass his health care bill out of Committee. It is up to all of us to make our views known on this bill in the next month, before Congress returns to Washington in the Fall. For your reference, my official statement on the bill is here.
Whoo hoo! And tomorrow is going to be my own personal vegetable day! In other words, I’m going to do my very best immitation of a kumquat!
To say I’m pooped is an understatement!
ObamaCare Brings “Nullification Acts” from Sovereign States in America
by J.D. Longstreet
Just a snippet:
Back before the War for Southern Independence, Americans understood the power of the tenth amendment to the US Constitution. They understood the people of the states had the power to nullify actions of a US Congress which did not represent the people of the United States as they had been sworn to do… you know, sorta like the crowd we have in the US Congress today.
It was bound to happen. Americans are beginning to consider attacking the ObamaCare HealthCare Overhaul, sometimes referred to as: Nationalized Healthcare, Universal Healthcare, and Public Option Healthcare. (They’ll call it anything but what it is: Socialized Medicine!) through nullification acts of the states.
Yeah you heard correctly… nullification Now, that’s a word we haven’t heard tossed around much since the days just prior to the “Late Unpleasantness.”
See, this is what happens when the American people feel they have a government that is NOT REPRESENTING THEM! And frankly, not since the early to mid 1800’s have I read of a US government less inclined to listen to the people it purportedly represents than the current crowd we have taking up space in Washington DC.
Read the WHOLE post here!
I honestly don’t believe it’s just ObamaCare that is the reason that people are getting angrier, although, it does seem to be the catalyst. I’m afraid those in D.C. are even aware we’re out here, mad as hell, at their actions in the last 7 months. Even if they did know, they apparently don’t give a flying flip. That means, we need to take a good hard look at the original Declaration of Independence, and oddly enough, wouldn’t have to change too many words to have it apply to today’s environment!
Since the Mr and I had been here back in 2002, we thought it might be nice to take Ick and Short Person on a drive this afternoon. After an amazing lunch at The Shed in Ocean Springs,
some of the better bbq we’ve had, but contrary to some folks opinion, not THE best…but darn close, we headed west down U.S. 90, to see what wasn’t here anymore. The answer turned out to be…..A LOT!
We had visited Beauvoir on our previous visit, and were quite impressed. We also read that Katrina had totally trashed the place. Honestly, we didn’t expect to see it standing, but I’ll be darned, there it was, so we pulled in to take a tour since Ick and SP had never seen it. There was some balking by the males of our party, but afterward, they were both glad us girls insisted. If you want history about the refurbishment, go read it. It’s quite impressive how much they were able to do over a 13 month period of time. What really annoyed me, was it wasn’t Americans who donated their time and efforts to restore a piece of American history, it was a team from Great Britain.
I wasn’t able to take any pictures inside, because my phone does an auto flash thingy, and I’ve yet to figure out how to turn it off. Ick’s camera bit the dust, so he didn’t get any either. But here are a couple from outside:
A picture of the pictures that were taken a few days after Katrina:
At one time, there were more buildings on the property. Right now, there are a couple of replicas of the buildings that once dotted the area. One is a replica of the library….
There was this….pully looking thing attached to what appeared to be a bell. Everyone kept walking off and leaving me, so I didn’t really get a good look at it…..
After leaving Beauvoir, we took a drive towards Gulfport. I remember a whole slew of beautiful old homes. What I saw was a lot of very empty lots for sale, and one Waffle House sign, with no Waffle House attached. It was quite depressing, but things have been cleaned up pretty well. I know there is a lot more work to do, but the residents we’ve spoken to are quite proud of their “bounce back”. Can’t say as I blame them. There’s a lot of new buildings, and more going up. One thing I must say, other than the half destroyed buildings, it seems to be a lot cleaner than I remember it.
Tomorrow we’ll head home, but ya know….I’ve no doubt, we’ll be coming back in the not too distant future!
I was standing there, looking out the window at this view – look to the left, ya get the gulf, but straight down is what use to be a parking lot.
No, it’s not a terribly attractive view, but it got me to thinking. No, didn’t get a headache this time.
I have no idea what those parking lots were attached to….obviously whatever it was, isn’t there anymore….one more victim of Katrina. But y’know, it says something. It says that nature will ALWAYS make a come back. We can rebuild things, but only nature will take care of it’s own. We don’t have ANY control over nature what so ever! I wonder when folks will finally get the picture? Well, with the moonbats blabbing about “climate change” and other ridiculous blather, probably never. I wonder when man decided he (she) had so much power as to control nature? Look at a forest after a devastating fire! It may take a while, but that sucker grows back without any intervention from people!
The Cartel is a new documentary film that should be seen by everyone who cares whether children in this country get a good education. It should especially be seen by anybody who thinks that merely shoveling more money into the schools will make them better.
The Cartel reveals the story behind the story of educational failure in the United States: Teachers unions are special interest groups, and, just like any special interest group, the unions exert a disproportionate influence on the public policies that most affect their members. Candidates for school boards must play nice with the unions, if not play the role of outright stooge; if they don’t, they’ll find themselves opposed by a block of very motivated voters. The teachers can thus select the people with whom they must negotiate their contracts; and teachers unions don’t want contracts that reward the best teachers and that allow bad teachers to be fired.
Read the rest here.
It’s no secret I’m no fan of unions. Yeah, they had their uses at one point in history, but that time is long gone. We now have laws that protect employees, and do not need a gang of thugs running companies out of business by more and more demands of ‘cradle to grave’. Just look at the auto industry, run into the ground by a feckless union leadership to the point they are now Gubmint Motors, etc.
One of the worst however is the teacher’s unions. Oh, sure, some folks seem to think without their teacher’s unions, kids wouldn’t be taught at all. Horse manure! Kids were a LOT better educated before the unions got a hold of public education. They are no longer schools. They are libtard indoctrination centers. I often wonder if the reason fast food restaurants now have pictures on their cash registers is because the average fast food employee can’t even read, or figure out how to put numbers in little boxes, or if they even are able to recognize numbers?
Well, ol’ Ick finally posted his pictures on his site, but failed to email ‘em to me, not to mention left one of ‘em out. Was that on purpose, or was it a really bad picture!
So, without further ado……
Now this was really cool! After everything was totally trashed during Katrina, out of the blue, they found this guitar floating in the Gulf.
The story: This was probably the coolest item in the collection, based on its back story. When Katrina hit Mississippi it destroyed the Hard Rock Casino, along with pretty much everything in its path. This guitar was in the original casino, and was thought to have been lost. This guitar was found in the gulf months after Katrina hit, and returned to be placed back in the collection. The guitar is still in pretty good shape considering what it has been through. Even more impressive Dimebag’s signature is still in tact.
Now, I’ll be honest, I have NO idea who Dimebag is, or was, or whatever, but I’m extremely impressed it was found.
Two tired, shufflin’ ol’ white folk in front the Hark Rock. Good eats with Ick, his mom, and Short Person, whose pics should be on the way in an email, but haven’t arrived yet. Rotten Ick!
How About A National Conversation on Race Hoaxes?
by Ann Coulter
You could not ask for a more perfect illustration of the thesis of my latest book, Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America, than the black president of the United States attacking a powerless white cop for arresting a black Harvard professor — in a city with a black mayor and a state with a black governor — as the professor vacations in Martha’s Vineyard.
In modern America, the alleged “victim” is always really the aggressor, and the alleged “aggressor” is always the true victim.
President Barack Obama planted the question during a health care press conference, hoping he could satisfy the Chicago Sun-Times, which has been accusing him of not being black enough. He somehow imagined that the rest of the country might not notice the president of the United States gratuitously attacking a cop in a case of alleged “racial profiling.”
Sunset at the North Pole:
Shared by the Mr via Polly.
Just one of the few trashed buildings we’ve seen left over from Katrina.
Most have been torn down, or already rebuilt. We haven’t really seen much else to show this area was totally devasted. It’s quite amazing actually. Yes, there is still evidence, but no where near as much as I was expecting, especially after seeing recent pictures of New Orleans. Wonder why the major difference? Hmmm…..
Just a snippet:
I’m a democrat. I have my own pile of money, but I want yours, too, including the four pennies you have rattling around in the bottom of that peanut butter jar you frugal idiots like to use as a change holder. Give it up! You owe me.
I’m a democrat. I just say I like the public school system. My kids go to private schools so that your kids can go to public schools and learn how to be good little democrats like me. When my kids grow up and become better members of a collectivist society, and your kids grow up confused, my kids will get government jobs and take more money and freedom from your kids. You owe me.
I’m a democrat. I have a job with health insurance, but I think it’s everyone else’s fault when I get sick and have to cut back on my lifestyle so I can pay for health care that should be free, along with cars and houses and big screen TVs. You owe me.
Read the WHOLE post here!
Ya know….this would be extremely funny….if it were so flippin’ TRUE!
Word on the street is that our friend Brian Fraley and his wife Sara welcomed a beautiful daughter into the world today. Welcome Lillian Joyce Fraley!! Congrats to the happy family!!