An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I honestly don’t know why the Obama administration is celebrating 7 million sign ups. This whole thing was rolled out back in October. 7 million in six months doesn’t sound like much of a reason to celebrate, especially when there are still just as many uninsured as there were before this whole fiasco started.
The serious questions: How many have actually PAID? How many signed up for Medicare, and won’t be paying a dime? How many are actually young and healthy? You know the ones that are suppose to be picking up the slack. How many are sick, and will cause premiums to go up even higher than they are already? Just how many will be getting subsidies? How much money will the taxpayers have to cough up to cover these folks? How many were previously uninsured? How many had insurance that was canceled, and had no choice but to get shafted by the administration with their crappy, over priced website? How much will the taxpayer be on the hook to the insurance companies with THEIR ‘bailouts’, which we all know is coming.
Take control of people’s health care, and you have control of the people.
The Charts Obama Doesn’t Want You to See
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Talking about Obamacare’s effects is one thing; seeing hard data is another.
Heritage’s newly updated Obamacare in Pictures has 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans—from canceled insurance policies to new taxes, Medicare cuts, reduced choice for plans, and more.
Here’s a quick look at just three of these charts and how Obamacare is hitting three groups.
“Life’s not fair. Get use to it.”
I’m not sure just when the high school drop out flipping burgers decided he, or she, was entitled to the same compensation as a PhD, but apparently, that has been in the works for a while now. Income inequality? People who work hard to get ahead, use their brains to come up with products that people want, and/or need, deserve the income they receive. The burger flipper is NOT entitled to anywhere near the same compensation. This is not how a Republic works. This is NOT the free market system. This is the goal of communism. Those who won’t face that little tidbit doesn’t know much about history, and really should pick up a book or two and LEARN!
The ugly truth is, right now, the economy sucks, but there ARE jobs out there that will have to be filled by foreigners because our education system has failed our kids….miserably. Kids need skills, and they don’t have them to fill those jobs that are open.
Oh, and when I say kids, I’m not talking about children. I’m talking about those college graduates with totally useless degrees! I’m old…to me, they are kids. The young adults, which they should all be by now, are the ones out there pounding the pavement, with degree in hand, taking on the world. The kids are living in mommy and daddy’s basement, playing on the computer, or their X-box, taking on fictitious monsters, bad mouthing ‘the system’ to their like minded buddies.
The biggest problem I see coming down the pike with this issue is more unemployment, fewer available jobs, businesses closing their doors, and more crime. Yep, crime!
America has…or had…always been the land of opportunity. Folks came to this country with little to no education, $20 in their pocket, and their kids ended up all graduating from college, working hard to make their folks proud. Today, we have illegals sneaking in, being illegally hired by companies, being paid less than minimum wage, and making sure the quality of life is lowered for all LEGAL unskilled workers, draining resources that should be used for the poorer of our citizens.
There are many problems that will arise, but as Americans, we should be able to overcome them. This issue will destroy what is left of our Republic. If they want “income equality”, perhaps they should go to countries like Cuba, or Venezuela, and find their ‘equality’!
What You Need to Know About the Left’s Big Issue for 2014
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Do a Google News search for “income inequality” and it will remove any doubt that this is already the political issue of 2014.
The left has been gearing up for months. The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been making it a centerpiece of his speeches.
Get ready to hear about “fairness”—because some people make more money than others, and this isn’t fair. How can you sit by and watch this happen? What is the government going to do about it?
Ran across a lovely little tidbit in the The Tennessean this morning about Obamacare. Once you get past all the sucking up (read the very first paragraph…it IS a Gannett publication, after all), we find this:
A look at some potential side effects:
• Employers with 50 or more workers that don’t offer coverage face tax penalties if just one of their workers gets subsidized private insurance through the new state markets. But employers generally do not face fines under the law for workers who enroll in Medicaid.
• U.S. citizens below the poverty line — $11,490 for an individual, $23,550 for a family of four — can only get coverage through the Medicaid expansion. But lawfully present immigrants who are also below the poverty level are eligible for subsidized private insurance.
• U.S. citizens below the poverty line can only get taxpayer-subsidized coverage by going into Medicaid. But other low-income people making just enough to put them over the poverty line can get subsidized private insurance through the new state markets.
Just exactly who wrote this piece of crap? It was obvious from the git go that this shoved down our throats legislation was nothing more than a total take over of the medical profession. These dipwads can’t even run the post office efficiently, but they want the big say so in OUR health care and medical decisions, and if you don’t comply, even as a LEGAL U.S. CITIZEN, you get shoved down a hole. Remember this! We’ve been
…from American Thinker.
Oleg Atbashian, a writer and graphic artist from the former USSR, is the author of Shakedown Socialism, of which David Horowitz said, “I hope everyone reads this book.” In 1994 he moved to the U.S. with the hope of living in a country ruled by reason and common sense, appreciative of its freedoms and prosperity. To his dismay, he discovered a nation deeply infected by the leftist disease of “progressivism” that was arresting true societal progress. American movies, TV, and news media reminded him of his former occupation as a visual propaganda artist for the Communist Party — a job he reluctantly held, as he knew that no intelligent person would take such art-by-numbers agitprop seriously. Oleg is the creator of a satirical website ThePeoplesCube.com, which Rush Limbaugh described on his show as “a Stalinist version of The Onion.” His graphic work frequently appears in the American Thinker.
An Alternate Theory of Evolution
from The Bunker
I am a conspiracy theorist. I grew up in the 1960’s. No, I’m not going to bore you with the JFK assassination, that’s too easy. In my youth there were some popular sayings. One popular proclamation was, “Make Love not War” which was fun. Another was, “Question Everything” and that was much harder. I’m going to offer you a conspiracy theory of my own making. I’m going to use the Theory of Evolution to help you think outside the box. Grab some tinfoil and get ready to make a hat!
We all know about Charles Darwin and his little book, “On the Origin of the Species.” The influence on our society is without question.
Here are some significant historical events that shaped Intellectual thinking. They occurred around the same time period as Darwin’s book. They also had a very dramatic impact on educational theory and political thinking. If you are unfamiliar with any of these, just do an internet search for more insight.
In 1848 Karl Marx published “The Communist Manifesto.” It was hailed by the elite classes as a new beginning, a solution to all the worlds’ inequalities. One platform of his plan was that, “”Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”. Marx didn’t think much about a belief in God.
In 1859 Charles Darwin published his book. Again, it was greeted as a new beginning, a solution to where we came from. It is still being taught to everyone today, as fact. God isn’t even in the picture.
In 1882 Friedrich Nietzsche publishes “The Gay Science” in which he proclaims that God is dead. He also furthers the advancement of nihilism, the belief that life is without meaning or purpose. The intellectual class goes wild with excitement.
In 1884 the Fabian Society is formed. I will let you do your own research on this group. Its socialist and collectivist political theory is still guiding the education system of this country. Read: “The Turning of the Tides.” It’s a free download.
In 1912 the rise of Eugenics began. Using Darwin’s evolution theory universities and government’s in Europe and the United States begin a systematic study of society looking for undesirable traits in humans. It was even tested in the Supreme Court in Buck vs. Bell, 1927
What do all these events have in common with the other? The evolutionary rise of socialist ideals in education and political thought began with Marx’s manifesto. Marx’s perfect society had no room for religion or God. Darwin’s theory provided a scientific explanation as to the origin of man. Nietzsche provided a philosophical reason for a meaningless life. My contention is that the theory of evolution is a weak scientific theory. However it is a powerful political theory couched in scientific gibberish.
Darwin was most likely sincere in his beliefs. But does it really make any logical sense? Before Darwin the belief in a Supreme Being or god’s went back millennia. The human species gazed in amazement at the world around them and understood that something more powerful than themselves shaped their existence. Am I to believe that one man, Darwin could negate the common understanding of the billions of soul’s that came before him?
Darwin’s little theory needed help. Socialists and collectivists grabbed hold of his idea’s and shaped them to further their political purposes. They pushed and continue to force this weak theory on the masses to destroy religious thought. It is sad to say that it has worked out pretty well for them.
In 1642 Isaac Newton was born, he wasn’t a “Sir” quite yet. He was a real scientist. Let me give you one of his lease known quotes, “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done.” Another little known fact is that two thirds of all of his papers stored at Cambridge University concern his studies of religion and the Bible. Sir Isaac was a mathematician; he was obsessed with the idea that the bible contained a code. Today it is known as “The Bible Code” and is worth looking into.
If I had to choose between two scientists; well, for me the pick is obvious.
How’s my conspiracy so far? I can teach you how to make a cool looking tinfoil hat!
HUGE H/T to The Bunker for this video! I’m not Catholic, but it seems to me that many of the issues covered in this video could be applied to many denominations these days. It is well worth your time. If you are Catholic, then you might want to rethink giving money to support the CCHD. The actions of this organization, and other like it, are contrary to the Word of God, and the faith of ALL Christians!
Wouldn’t you think the media would be all over this? Hmmmm… Silly me! I forgot for a minute there that we really don’t have a media anymore….just the propaganda wing of the “Democrat” Party. Heaven knows, they didn’t check it out in ’08….why the blazes would I think they’d do their JOB in ’12?
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.
So, what exactly is/was that New Party? It is described as “social democrat”. And what’s that?
Social democracy - Social democracy supports legal entitlements in social rights for citizens. These are made up of universal access to public services such as: education, health care, workers’ compensation, and other services such as child care and care for the elderly. Social democracy is connected with the trade union labour movement and supports collective bargaining rights for workers.
….in its current form was originally developed by revisionist Marxist Eduard Bernstein who criticized orthodox Marxism’s emphasis on revolution and class conflict, claiming that socialism could be achieved through evolutionary means through representative democracy and through cooperation between people regardless of class.
Apparently, Barry missed that part about ‘cooperation’ regardless of class since he’s so dead set on creating ‘class warfare’, along with every other kind of ‘warfare’ he can think of!
So, when someone tells ya Barack Hussein Obama is a card carrying socialist, even though he, and his minions deny it….ya really ought to believe them! Cuz let’s face facts here folks…..Obama lies…..a LOT!
Socialism Rises Again
Last weekend, the people of France took a sharp turn to the left, and the rest of Europe may be on the brink of rebuking its recent tack toward fiscal responsibility. With Sunday’s election of French Socialist leader Francois Hollande, France has leapt backward toward the policies that have helped sink the continent in a sovereign debt crisis. Disturbingly, the big government platform Hollande campaigned on is all too familiar to the American people, and if the United States is not careful, it could suffer the same fate as its European allies.
Hollande sailed to victory by appealing to an electorate dissatisfied with having to face necessary cutbacks, proclaiming that he is “proud to have been capable of giving people hope again.” That brand of hope called for a change from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s relatively conservative policies — in his first term, Sarkozy worked to reduce the number of public sector employees, eliminate the 35-hour work week, reform the university system and cut taxes.
This is probably the best way to describe the current situation I’ve ever seen. So simple!
I have never heard this said as simply or as well. Class war at its best.
The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
And, the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now… the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So… the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?
The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
Via Lori on FB.
How do I know? Well, from their own mouths, of course.
A conservative FB friend, Scott, shared a comment left on his wall by an obviously mentally ill liberal:
We are all used to conservatives pushing our buttons. You are just one troll amongst a thousand but your days are numbered. We, as a country, are not going to tolerate Republican immorality much longer. Eventually we will have no choice but to round all you fascist criminals up, disarm you, and educate you until you learn how to behave like civilized human beings.
Ok, let’s pick apart this genius’ assertions, shall we?
We are all used to conservatives pushing our buttons.
Well, of course conservatives push the liberals buttons. It’s called logic and truth. Sadly, the majority are incapable of dealing with either.
You are just one troll amongst a thousand but your days are numbered.
Excuse me, but who is the ‘troll’ here? The comment was left on the conservative’s wall, not the other way around. Trolling has become an art form to the left. Some of the most ridiculous comments left on almost every conservative site have been left by self proclaimed liberal/progressives. Was that ‘your days are numbered‘ a threat? Hmmm….
We, as a country, are not going to tolerate Republican immorality much longer.
Here we have your blatant liberal line of caca de toro. “Republican immorality“? Seriously? Which party is it that promotes promiscuity? Which party promotes the slaughter of innocent babies, sometimes the result of the previously mentioned promiscuity. Which party “bears false witness” on a regular basis? Which party wants to steal from others? Which party pushes covetousness? Republican immorality? Massive fail dude!
Eventually we will have no choice but to round all you fascist criminals up, disarm you, and educate you until you learn how to behave like civilized human beings.
Wow! Where to even begin.
Ok…let’s try the definition of fascism:
any movement, ideology, or attitude that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism
Now, I don’t know about you, but it appears to me that this sad, mentally ill being hasn’t got a clue. That definition pretty sums up the ‘progressives’, don’t you think?
Disarm? As in violate our Constitutional rights? Isn’t that what Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc., did to their citizens? How many millions ended up dead because they were no longer able to defend themselves from people with this ‘liberal’ mindset? If you add up all the totalitarian regimes, the number will be well over a billion. That’s 1,000,000,000. BILLION…with a B.
Apparently, he also believes we need to be re-educated. Well, let’s take a look at such ‘education’. A bit of history is needed here. The term came from the North Vietnamese originally, where “the government imprisoned several hundred thousand former military officers and government workers from the former regime of South Vietnam“. The idea wasn’t to actually educate anyone. It was quite an effective tool for “revenge and a sophisticated technique of repression and indoctrination, which developed for several years in the North and was extended to the South following the 1975 North Vietnam takeover.” And this is what our mentally ill ‘friend’ wants for his fellow Americans?
Now, shall we talk about civility? I don’t even know where to start! I guess it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, so how about we do a bit of comparison, shall we? The pictures on the left are what this…person…considers civil, and those on the right are uncivil.
Yes indeedy! Definitely a mental disorder!
….I thought this graphic found on Heritage from the IRS might assist in their understanding of the issue:
You’ll also notice, that those in the middle ‘class’ bracket pay more than the tier above them. Wonder why that is? Because the government is doing it’s best to kill the “middle class”.
After more than 12 hours of talks, the countries that use the euro reached an agreement early Tuesday to hand Greece euro130 billion ($170 billion) in additional bailout loans to save it from a potentially disastrous default next month.
The deal is expected to bring Greece’s debt down to 120.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 — that’s around the maximum that the International Monetary Fund and the eurozone consider sustainable.
The euro surged as the news of a deal broke early Tuesday. The accord should take some pressure off the 17-country currency union that has been battling a serious debt crisis for two years.
Without the deal, Greece was facing a potentially calamitous default next month and possibly being forced from the eurozone. The talks stretched into the early hours of Tuesday as ministers wrangled over how to cut Greece’s debt to a level that it could eventually pay back while not raising their own commitments.
What we have here is rewarding bad behavior. Again. Honestly, the European Union was a real bad idea from the start, and it’s not getting any better. The socialistic tendency of Europe have increased to the point where they are complete unsustainable. Do they really believe the Greeks who have been burning businesses, destroying streets and behaving like spoiled children are going to change? I seriously doubt it. The best thing they, or any such entity could, and should, do is let Greece succeed or fail, on their own merits. Obviously, the rioters aren’t concerned about the country as a whole (kind of like our socialist ‘occupiers’). They just want to continue their gimme behavior and to hell with everyone else. Well, Greece has run out of ‘other people’s money’, and now, it’s time to pay the piper. Why should anyone else pay ‘him’? We’ve seen some of this right here in the U.S. with the bailouts of car companies, banks, etc., and we, the taxpayers are on the hook for billions and BILLIONS because of weasel behavior. Oakland is already burning. When will the rest of the country go up in smoke?
Translation: “If the revolution will not happen peacefully, then it will happen violently. Anarchy!”
(Glenn Beck in front of a warning from Greek anarchists. Photo by Mark Mabry)
The mother of a seven-year-old boy was told to sign a school form admitting he was racist after he asked another pupil about the colour of his skin.
Elliott Dearlove had asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’.
His mother, Hayley White, 29, said she received a phone call last month to say her son had been at the centre of a ‘racist incident’.
The kid is seven years old! How on earth could these morons label a child as a racist for an innocent question?
Ms White, an NHS healthcare assistant, said: ‘When I arrived at the school and asked Elliott what had happened, he became extremely upset.
‘He kept saying to me, “I was just asking a question. I didn’t mean it to be nasty” and he was extremely distressed by it all.’
Is it the job of school officials to terrorize little children?
Ms White claimed she was asked at the meeting to read a copy of the school rules and in particular its zero-tolerance policy on racism.
‘I was told I would have to sign a form acknowledging my son had made a racist remark which would be submitted to the local education authority for further investigation,’ she said.
‘I refused to sign it and I told the teacher in no way did I agree the comment was racist. My son is inquisitive. He always likes to ask questions, but that doesn’t make him a racist.’
The only racists I see in this story are the school officials!
Karl Turner, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East, last night insisted that the school and Hull City Council had a statutory duty to take racism seriously.
‘However, having spoken to Hayley, I’m satisfied that her seven-year-old son, Elliott, was not being racist in his remarks but just inquisitive,’ he said.
‘It seems the matter has been taken out of all proportion and common sense seems to have gone completely out of the window.’
Gee…y’think? SFB! The whole damn island!
Last year, it was revealed that teachers are branding thousands of children racist or homophobic following playground squabbles.
More than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.
Nope! Not a damn bit of common sense! No wonder Great Britain has turned into a nation full of panty-wastes! But not to worry, I can see this sort of asinine idiocy coming to the late great USA very soon.