An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 24 July 2009
Now I’m just gonna have to buy new towels……………………………………………………………………………………….eventually!
I really liked this mirror. Now, I’m going to have to find a vanity light to sorta match the rest of the little doodads! Hmmm….
Obviously, we aren’t totally finished, as you can see by the mess still on the counter. We’ve got the doors and trim to deal with, and some detail work that Ick refuses to acknowledge and insists I can do on my own. Not a problem. THAT I can do!
Don’t tell him I said so, but he’s done a heck of a job. Some vacation, eh? LOL Well, since he’s going down to the Gulf tomorrow, to spend time with his side of the family, I guess he can relax down there. At least I sure hope so, cuz he sure hasn’t had time to hardly even catch his breath around here. Well, expect for in the morning….cuz, as we all know….
After unexpectedly passing the House Rules committee late yesterday, an amendment introduced by Rep. Mike Pence to strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding under Health and Human Services “family planning” (or Title X) funds, has failed.
The House of Representatives rejected the Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood by a vote of 183 to 247.
You can see who believes your taxes dollars should be spent on the murder of babies here. Not a whole lot of surprise in the results. What continues to surprise me is those who ignore the wishes of the majority of Americans who do NOT believe that tax dollars should be spent on the slaughter of the innocent.
The Labor/Health and Human Services appropriations bill contains $317.5 million for the Title X Family Planning program (a $10 million or 3% increase over 2008 levels), which is a major source of funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates. Planned Parenthood is the recipient of approximately 23% of Title X Family Planning funds.
In 2008, Planned Parenthood provided nearly 290,000 abortions, accounting for approximately one in five abortions nationwide. The organization has recently come under fire for failing to report cases of statutory rape and for encouraging teen girls to lie to clinic workers in order to evade parental notification and consent laws.
That’s 290,000 babies who were tossed in the garbage dump. 290,000 children who will have no dreams of growing up to be a ballerina, a fire chief, the discoverer for the cure of childhood diabetes, or even President of the United States.
Way to go scumballs! You’ve proven you have no respect for life, or WE, The People!
A snap poll of New Yorkers shows many back President Obama’s comment that Cambridge police “acted stupidly” when they arrested a black Harvard professor last week.
“The results break down along party lines and race lines,” said Jay Leve, CEO of SurveyUSA, who conducted the poll with WABC-TV New York. “Democrats and Republicans see it in opposite ways.”
Pollsters posed questions about Obama’s comment to a largely Democratic group of greater metropolitan New York city residents, and 55 percent of the 502 people questioned felt Obama was right in saying that local police “acted stupidly” in arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Why does this not surprise me? To the gimme mentality of Democrats, no matter where they live, Obummer can do no wrong. But when it comes to New York Democrats, I honestly believe they aren’t aware of a REAL world outside their oversized, cramped, ant farm. There is one person behaving like an adult in this whole incident, and it’s ain’t the so called professor, and it ain’t the so calle POTUS!
However, this is a bit more encouraging:
Police nationwide are reeling from President Obama’s televised reprimand of Cambridge cops for “acting stupidly” in the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
“My response is that this department is deeply pained,” said Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas yesterday. “It deeply hurts the pride of this agency.”
Local union officials representing Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley, 42, would not rule out taking their outrage over Obama’s remarks to the picket line next month when the first family lands on Martha’s Vineyard for a vacation.
Oh, that would be most excellent! Heh.
“I think it’s disgraceful,” said Stephen Killion, president of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association. “He labeled the entire police department of Cambridge as stupid and it’s the wrong thing to do.”
Disgraceful is an understatement!
Obama applied the “stupid” label Wednesday during a nationally televised press conference on health care after acknowledging that he did not know all the facts.
The “stupid” people involved are both Gates and Obummer! The fact that the supposed President of the United States would even make such a comment in a public forum says a great deal about his maturity level. His only comment should have been “I don’t know the facts, so I can’t comment on this situation,” and left it at that!
“I have to say I am surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement, because I think it was a pretty straightforward commentary that you probably don’t need to handcuff a guy, a middle-aged man who uses a cane, who’s in his own home,” Obama told ABC’s “Nightline” yesterday.
Once again, he needs to stop bumping his gums. And there should be no surprise. No facts? Zip your lips. When a person, no matter their age, physical condition, or skin tone, acts like a complete ass, the cops have every right to handcuff the moron! So, my advice to Obummer? Apologize to the officer, and shut the hell up!
Americans Getting the “Bum’s Rush” On ObamaCare
by J.D. Longstreet
Just a snippet:
I happen to be one of the millions of Americans cursed with a chronic disease, which rendered me “uninsurable.” Believe me, when I tell you, I know the value of having insurance. I also happen to be a former insurance salesman back in my misspent youth. So, my concern over the intricacies of ObamaCare is very real. For instance: I wonder if Obama Care cover diseases like Crohn’s Disease? Oh sure heart disease, diabetes, and such will be covered, but how about the little known, less “sexy” diseases such as the one I mentioned a sentence or two before this one. Will they be covered? And, who will make the decision(s) about what is covered and what is not?
If your Chronic Disease is not covered by ObamaCare… What Then? That is just ONE of the questions nobody has answered, at least to my knowledge, YET, about the President’s new Healthcare Overhaul proposal… and there are so many more! What size bureaucracy are we talking about here – huge, maybe? How about humongous!?
What about medical research and medical innovations? Up to now, the government has participated in medical research and development with taxpayer money as grants, etc, to development labs all over the country. But, one must ask, what happens when the government is insuring everyone and their primary concern has turned to holding the costs of that treatment down? All that R&D money will have dried up as it is sucked from the treasury by the costs of treatment.
Of course, the really BIG fight is just now beginning to elbow its way to the forefront. That’s the fight over whether, or not, ObamaCare will cover the costs of abortion. This fight is bound to get down and dirty, and do so quickly, once the bell rings and the bout begins. Of course, they could always decide NOT TO DECIDE, at least for now, and revisit the issue at a more favorable time in the future, for one side or the other.
Read the whole post here!
One of the biggest frauds to be perpetrated on the American people is this piece of garbage, misnamed “Universal Health Care”. It’s not about health, and it’s not about care. It’s fully about CONTROL! And not YOUR control, it’s THEIR control. Control of your money, control of your business, control of your health, control of your life, right down to the tiny details of whether or not you can have dessert after your romantic dinner.
I’m not real sure when, or where, the idea started that the gubmint knows what’s best for you, and your family. I’m can’t figure out why someone in a different ‘world’ believes he, or she, can make the ‘right’ choices about my life than I can. Do I do stupid stuff? Eat things that aren’t good for me? Oh hell yeah! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t! Ya know what? That’s MY choice! I haven’t handed my life over to anyone but God, and He’s already got it all under control. Well, mostly, when I don’t fight Him. I lead a pefectly happy, normal life, and I don’t need some D.C. know nothing bureaucrat, who wouldn’t know me from a stump on the side of the road, making decisions for me!
I would not ask you to pay for my choices in life, don’t ask me to pay for yours, and that includes irresponsible behavior. You wanna screw around, act like a hooker on the stroll. Fine, that’s your business. Learn to take precautions, or live with the consequences of YOUR actions. Don’t ask me to finance the murder of children! “But what about rape and incest?” It’s called adoption! That’s a life, not a disease, you want to destroy. This isn’t a mass murderer who should be put down like a rabid dog, it’s an innocent life, guilty of nothing!