Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Conan O'Brien said it, I believe he's got it right!

"Have you heard about McDonald's new Obama Value Meal? Yeah, order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it." - Conan O'Brien

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Be Seen and Be Counted . . .

So, just a quick blog post . . .

Have you filled out your 2010 Census, don't forget, it may determine how much Federal Funding you might receive. Took a couple of photographs of my Census just so that you can get an idea of how to fill the Census out . . .

Do you know who you are and what you believe?

Take the "World's Smallest Political Quiz" here. Come back and comment, let me know how you do!

I almost fell of the corner of the Libertarian chart! Not a shock to those who know me well.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh Yeah, we knew this was coming . . .

From WJR's Paul W. Smith show, a Freudian slip from Rep. John Dingell. Smith asked why we're waiting for 2014 to cover people, and Dingell said this in his defense:

"Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."

Because controlling the people is what it's all about.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Social Network? Is that Code Mr. Vice President?

I guess I could say I'm in shock over the fact that the health care fill passed, but that wouldn't really be true. We knew in November of 2008 that we were on a slippery slope towards more socialism. Today I watched the "historic" signing of the health care bill and I kept a trash pail close by just in case I had to vomit. It was close a couple of times but I kept telling myself to breathe. I listened to our Vice President thank Mr. President profusely for placing the final girder in the "social network", whatever that means. I suppose it is code for more socialism!

Not a single Republican in the room? That is what the press is reporting. I'm sure that our Republican leaders were in the infirmary awaiting their government run health care for their own nausea. Will someone tell me how it is that DemocRATS, knowing that most Americans were opposed to this Bill, could stand in a room and gloat over what "they" had accomplished?

Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Congresswoman Pelosi, Senator Reid, we have yet begun to fight. The room chanted, "Fired up, ready to go"? Well let me state unequivocally, American Patriots are also fired up and ready to go. We are ready to go to the polls, we are ready to take it to the streets. Your precious Bill was like gasoline on a fire. It is time for states to take their rights back and take them back NOW!

Where were you when FREEDOM died? This is a call to action, if you have never been an activist, this is your wake up call! We need every American Patriot who believes that the Federal Government is out of control to stand up, take a stand and let your voices be heard!

God Bless America, land that I love!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Where's Waldo? I mean Al Gore!

The Sky is FALLING!

I've been wondering about where Al Gore is for months! Vote November 2008 solves this mystery!

Business and Media Institute provided me with the details. Al Gore is, (drum roll please), he's on a conference call! No location was given!

Gore, the self-anointed climate change alarmist-in-chief, told supporters on a March 15 conference call that severe weather in certain regions of the country could be attributed to carbon in the atmosphere – including the recent rash of rainy weather.

There is an audio to the conference call but I could not get it to embed. Listen to the link here.

One would suppose that there is a clue to be found here. With all the talk about "rain", maybe we should start searching for him in the rain forest!

Will someone find Chicken Little and tell him the sky is falling! It is coming in the form of rain and if you are from one of the areas that have been suffering from drought, bring it on, we need it! Yeah, I said it and you are entitled to my opinion! VN8

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Salute to an American Patriot!

Well, well, what do we have here? Virginia Thomas, wife to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has decided to create a tea party linked group. Way to go Ginni! A link to her website may be found here. will serve the big tent of the conservative movement and assist all viable individuals and organizations with education and engagement. The site’s primary focus will be on emerging and new citizen activists – helping them discover a viable path to effective and efficient activism, along with an understanding of why their participation matters in accordance with founding principles and limited Constitutional governance.

God bless you in your attempts to return our government to the Principles of our Founding Fathers. Mark my word to all you progressives, we are coming and you are next! Yeah I said it and you are entitled to my opinion. VN8

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Coffee, Tea or ME???

I heard rumblings about this new movement a few weeks back and didn't really have time to check it out, but tonight, I spent a little time on the internet and discovered that the liberals have come up with their answer to the Tea Party Patriots, they now have The Coffee Party USA.

I read through a little of their propaganda, read some of their forums and I'll just share a little with you and then you can do your own research.

Now correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't it Congresswoman "lights out" Pelosi who accused the Tea Party movement of being astro turf and not a grassroots organization? Yep, I thought I was correct on that one, well, well, read the "Coffey Party's" mission statement straight from their website:

MISSION: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

Makes you wonder if any Republicans will come out and accuse the liberals of being "astroturf" or if Congresswoman Pelosi will give them equal time with her derogatory comments? I doubt it and you probably doubt it too.

The following is the video with Annabel Park the supposed founder of The Coffee Party Movement that was posted on YouTube stating how they began and where they are going. (NOTE: This message is coming from a group of people who still believe in the Global Warming myth and they shot the video in the middle of a snow storm.) Those of you who beleive that Global Warming is a myth are going to find that as funny as I did. Just a side note, instead of playing "Where's Waldo" can someone tell me "Where's Al Gore?"

If that isn't funny enough I found this on their Forums, someone within their movement is trying to come up with an acronym for "COFFEE", now if you are drinking some coffee or tea, whatever your preference, swallow what you have in your mouth and put down your cup, "votenovember2008" is not responsible for any liquid damage to your computer.

Acronym and Motto
Fri, 2010-02-26 13:52 — Jeff Haas

* Good Ideas to promote change

On behalf of the caffeinated everywhere, I'd like to offer the following branding concepts before the Right can beat us to it:

Our Acronym:


Our Motto:

"All beverages are equal but some beverages are more equal than others."

Okay, here's the non-tongue-in-cheek version:


I really encourage you to go over to the website and check it out, if nothing else it's worth some humor.

Oh and last but not least, they posted this video on YouTube as well. (Lee you are going to love this video more than any of my readers.)

Alan P. Alborn of Manassas, Virginia served in the United States Army for a 22 years, in the Far East, Europe, and the Pentagon specializing in Military Intelligence, Special Operations, Logistics, Operations Research (ORSA), and Systems Engineering. After retiring from the military, he spent 15 years in senior positions with the private sector. Al is an Eagle Scout.

With all due respect for Army Veteran Alborn, thank you for your service and commitment to Freedom, I beg to disagree with you. I wonder if you are aware of their "acronym". Semper Fidelis, VN8

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

'Code Red, Red Alert, Code Red'

The time is NOW!

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

'Code Red, Red Alert, Code Red'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Did you know that President Obama is trying to sell watermelons?

Oh this is just way too good to pass up! Where's the screaming Chris Matthews? I mean come on, if President Barack Hussein Obama makes Matthews' leg tingle, what did the comment by Dan Rather do to him? Inquiring minds want to know? Yeah, I said it and you are entitled to my opinion! VN8

Dan Rather Says Something That Sounds Kind of Racist
Dan Amira

If the X in the sentence "X made a comment about President Obama selling watermelons this weekend" were a prominent person of the Republican persuasion, X would probably be in the center of a media firestorm right now. In non-hypothetical terms, X is Dan Rather, who said this over the weekend on The Chris Matthews Show:

And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. "Listen he just hasn't been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death." And a version of, "Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate" this is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."

It would probably be reading too much into the statement if we assumed that, because Rather was momentarily taking on the role of a Republican, maybe he just assumed the GOP would decide to infuse their messaging with some racist undertones. More likely is that, for one reason or another, watermelons were the first thing that popped into Rather's head when he was coming up with something for Obama to sell in that little analogy of his. Maybe it's because Rather harbors some subconscious racial stereotypes, or because, in his mind, a watermelon is a good example of something that's very easy to sell, especially when state troopers are controlling traffic (?). Either way, a good rule of thumb is to just never mention Obama and watermelons in the same sentence.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Truth Will Set Us FREE!

March 6, 2010
Thomas Sowell

Getting Out of Medicine

We can burden doctors with red-tape hassles, but we can’t make doctors put up with them.

Some years ago, one of my favorite doctors retired. On my last visit to his office, he took some time to explain to me why he was retiring early and in good health.

Being a doctor was becoming more of a hassle as the years went by, he said, and also less fulfilling. It was becoming more of a hassle because of the increasing paperwork, and it was less fulfilling because of the way patients came to him.

He was currently being asked to Xerox lots of records from his files, in order to be reimbursed for another patient he was treating. He said it just wasn’t worth it. Whoever was paying — it might have been an insurance company or the government — would either pay him or not, he said, but he wasn’t going to jump through all those hoops.

My doctor said that doctor-patient relationships were not the same as they had been when he entered the profession. Back then, people came to him because someone had recommended him to them, but now increasing numbers of people were sent to him because they had some group insurance plan that included his group.

He said that the mutual confidence that was part of the doctor-patient relationship was not the same with people who came to his office only because his name was on some list of eligible physicians.

The loss of one doctor — even a very good doctor — may not seem very important in the grand scheme of heady medical-care “reform” and glittering phrases about “universal health care.” But making the medical profession more of a hassle for doctors risks losing more doctors, while increasing the demand for treatment.

A study published in the November 2009 issue of The Journal of Law & Economics showed that a rise in the cost of medical-liability insurance led to more reductions of hours of medical service supplied by older doctors than among younger doctors.

Younger doctors, more recently out of medical school and often with huge debts to pay off for the cost of that expensive training, may have no choice but to continue working as hard as possible to try to recoup that huge investment of money and time.

Younger doctors will probably continue working, even if bureaucrats load them down with increasing amounts of paperwork and the government continues to lower reimbursements for Medicare, Medicaid, and — heaven help us — the new proposed “universal health care” legislation that is supposed to “bring down the cost of medical care.”

The confusion between lowering costs and refusing to pay the costs can have a real impact on the supply of doctors. The real costs of medical care include both the financial conditions and the working conditions that will ensure a continuing supply of both the quantity and the quality of doctors required to maintain medical-care standards for a growing number of patients.

Although younger doctors may be trapped in a profession that some of them might not have entered if they had known in advance what all its pluses and minuses would turn out to be, there are two other important groups that are in a position to decide whether or not it is worth it.

Those who are old enough to have paid off their medical-school debts long ago, and successful enough that they can afford to retire early or to take jobs as medical consultants, can opt out of the whole elaborate third-party payment system and its problems. What the rising costs of medical-liability insurance have already done for some, the hassles that bureaucracies and politicians create can do for others.

There is another group that doesn’t have to put up with these hassles. These are young people who have reached the stage in their lives when they are choosing which profession to enter, and weighing the pluses and minuses before making their decisions.

Some of these young people might prefer becoming a doctor, other things being equal. But the heady schemes of government-controlled medicine, and the ever more bloated bureaucracies that these heady schemes will require, can make it very unlikely that other things will be equal in the medical profession.

Paying doctors less and hassling them more may be some people’s idea of “lowering the cost of medical care,” but it is really just refusing to pay the costs — and taking the consequences.

— Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. © 2010 Creators Syndicate, Inc.