Friday, October 29, 2010

CCHC makes TV news in San Francisco!

I thought you all might find this of interest. I'm not sure what happens here in Kentucky but, if California and Minnesota are doing it, other states can't be far behind.

CCHC's "Protect Baby DNA" Campaign Makes TV News in California

Link to CBS-5 news video out of San Francisco - listen to what parents say! (more screenshots below)

CCHC President speaks on CBS-5 News (San Francisco)

California has the DNA of 15 million babies - all taken without parent knowledge or consent. Records show that the Mayo Clinic has requested access to it.

Hot Off the Press:  CCHC's new baby DNA cards: "Having a Baby? Protect Your Newborn's DNA." Pick up yours at our upcoming event (Thursday, November 11 - Mpls Hilton, 7:30 p.m., $25). Distribute them to your friends, pregnant women and young mothers.

Just ONE WEEK LEFT to get the REDUCED RATE for CCHC's upcoming event: "An Evening with MARK STEYN to Support Health Freedom - November 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Hilton Minneapolis - $25.00"

Register TODAY!
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Mayo Clinic has requested access to Calif. baby DNA.
Mayo' documents opposing parent consent

CCHC baby DNA web page on CBS-5 news


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fwd: Doctors face $100k fines and jail time for defying "recommendations" of D.C. bureaucrats

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:06:39 -0400
Subject: Doctors face $100k fines and jail time for defying
"recommendations" of D.C. bureaucrats

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Coming Soon?
Fines & jail time for physicians who defy Washington bureaucrats.

In a [2]YouTube video now going "viral," a colleague of AAPS [3]member Rob
Steele, M.D., who is running against John Dingell for Congress, explains the
implications of Part 1 (the "stimulus bill") and Part 2 (PPACA) of ObamaCare
for rationing and the destruction of the patient-physician relationship.

Dr. David Janda apparently got the word straight from Congressmen that he
could be fined $100,000 for the first offense of defying the recommendations
from Washington bureaucrats in treating a patient—and jailed for the second
offense. Sending data to federal bureaucrats for immediate "advice" based on
Comparative Effectiveness Research is, he says, the meaning of "meaningful
use" of health information technology.

Will 46% of physicians, as stated by an Investors Business Daily poll, quit
practicing when ObamaCare goes into effect? Or will even more quit, once the
penalties described by Dr. Janda kick in?

_Watch the video_, and draw your own conclusions: .

Dr. Steele's message is: repeal it, defund it, put an end to it!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HCN: Shocking Statement & Surveillance System Opportunity

CCHC Health Care News
Citizens' Council on Health Care
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

  • NOV. 3 - Deadline for Comments on National Health Surveillance System
  • HEALTH FREEDOM MINUTE - "Physician Autonomy or GroupThink?" Radio broadcast
  • NOV 2 - VOTE ONCE. VOTE RIGHT.  Your life and liberty depend upon it!


PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: Wed., November 3, 2010

Please speak up. The proposed national government health surveillance will be used to control your doctors. Your private medical, prescription, mental and behavioral data will be used without consent for rationing-based research to rationalize rationing.

The Stimulus bill mandates Electronic Medical Records and other Health IT systems by 2014. Doctors who fails to implement interoperable (online accessible) EMRs pay cuts from Medicare. The only way Drs. can say NO is to opt-out of Medicare (not a bad idea!)

The cost of compliance is huge. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) predicts 50,000 new jobs to ensure health care providers implement electronic medical record systems, according to
POLITICO. Thirty-four (34) percent of "health care providers" (doctors? hospitals?) are using full EMRS and 16% have a partial system; 29% are evaluating the technology and 20 percent haven't considered it yet. (Politico, 10/26/10)

To Comment on Proposed Governance of NHIN:

EMAIL:  (include name, city, state)

"Governance Workgroup Recommendations"
CCHC SUGGESTION: You may choose to just reference the table on which they are asking you to make comments, but then ignore it and make other comments. See several options below.

If you choose to use the table, go to this page to download it. You can link to it by going to the link listed in the graphic below as [DOC - 81KB].
The title of the 3-page document to use for reporting in their preferred format is: Nationwide Health Information Network (NW-HIN) Governance Roles and Responsibilities.

HOWEVER, instead of filling out their form, consider sending an email with general comments
about the impact of the proposed government-imposed national health data system. Consider the following for inclusion:
  • There are no consent requirements. Your private medical and other data will be placed in the government's national health info network without your consent.
  • Under HIPAA, 2.2 million entities will have electronic access to your data without consent.
  • Individual rights under Fourth Amendment will be violated. Government search and seizure of papers, houses, affects, and persons will be enabled without consent or search warrant.
  • Personal and medical privacy will be broadly and widely infringed.
  • Government monitoring (and control) of you and your doctors will be enabled through the system.
  • Under ObamaCare doctors can be prosecuted for providing treatment that the government defines as "fraud, waste, and abuse." There are no definitions in law. "Data Analysis Techniques Increasingly Important in Detecting Health Care Fraud," (BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report, October 25, 2010 - subscription required)
  • All of your data can be  LINKED into one comprehensive record (no escape from their eyes).
  • Unconsented RESEARCH is enabled through electronic access to your data (as authorized by so-called HIPAA "privacy" rule).
  • Using access to treatment data, government agencies will attempt to control your doctor through use of financial, licensure, and other penalties if your doctor does not follow government-issued treatment protocols. (treatment protocols and payment restrictions coming from new ObamaCare entities)
  • Patient trust, and patient willingness to divulge information to doctors, will go the way of the dinosaur.
  • They are changing the name of the surveillance & tracking system (from Nationwide Health Information Network to what? Some euphemistic title that better hides the purpose??):

"Republicans Don't Care about Health Care" - Greg Scandlen

(Consumer Power Report #245, October 26, 2010):

Wow, hard to imagine that the election is only a week away. Whatever the final outcome it is certain to be a very big gain for the Republicans, not only in Congress but in the states and local governments as well. All of the credit -- all of it -- goes to the great awakening and mobilization of ordinary Americans under the Tea Party banner. The Republican brand is still held in low esteem by most voters. The ONLY reason these voters are willing to vote Republican is in the hope that the party has been fundamentally changed by this awakening.


I remember in 1994, I was taking my daughter on a tour of college campuses in Virginia and North Carolina. We had just got done at Duke when the election results started coming in. The depth of the wave was evident as we listened to the local results on the car radio. Republicans were winning everything, from town council to county commissioners to state-wide races to congressional seats. This was in areas that hadn't elected a Republican since Reconstruction.


That year, too, was driven by a tidal wave of ordinary Americans who were afraid of what Democratic majorities were doing to the country, though at that time there was no national identity for the movement. Peter Jennings on ABC called it a temper tantrum by voters - unruly children who didn't understand what their betters were doing for them.


This year President Obama is already providing the narrative. He is attributing this wave to people who can't think straight because they are afraid. The parallels are striking.


The elite may not have learned anything in the intervening 16 years, but I hope the rest of us have. I was running CAHI at the time, and after the election our funding dried up. Our funders all said they had spent a lot of money on the election and now that the Republicans were in charge, they had nothing to worry about. They walked away just when they could have made a very big difference. [emphasis in this paragraph added by CCHC]


Folks, the election is only the beginning. The fact that the free market people walked away in 1995 is exactly what allowed the Congressional Republicans to go astray. It is not enough to elect good people. All that gets you is a hearing - a chance to make your case. This is especially true in health care.


I cannot emphasize this strongly enough - REPUBLICANS DON'T CARE ABOUT HEALTH CARE! They don't understand it and they aren't interested in it. What they are proposing today are just the warmed-over ideas of the last eight years (tort reform, association health plans, interstate purchase, etc.) They don't understand the pernicious role of third-party payment, or the importance of patient empowerment, or the distortions of the tax laws. Even the best of them, like Bobby Jindahl, are still tilting towards managed care. [CCHC adds:  Governor Pawlenty too (2010 MN Law (ObamaCare implementation) & 2008 MN health care reform law (Mn. Statutes 62U)]


If you want something positive done about health care, you can't stop at the elections. This is the time to plan for 2011 and budget for substantial contributions to the organizations that can make the case with the new Congress and the new governors.


The ball is now in your court. If you fail to deliver now you will have no one but yourself to blame for the outcome.


-- Greg Scandlen

Citizens' Council on Health Care supports freedom for patients and doctors, medical
innovation, and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.

Citizens' Council on Health Care
1954 University Ave. W., Ste. 8
Saint Paul, MN 55104

- CCHC -

It's time to call her "Ma'am" again!

From one of the best Conservatives buddies on the planet, here's a link to a political ad from David Zucker -- probably best known for the movie "Airplane!" This is the most amusing ads of the season. Enjoy!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Three Things No One Else Is Telling You

From: Downsizer Dispatch <>
Date: Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM
Subject: Three Things No One Else Is Telling You

Quote of the Day: "Things in our country run in spite of the government, not by the aid of it." -- Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist

Unelected federal bureaucrats are forcing New York City to spend $27 million to replace their street signs. Our bureaucratic overlords maintain that streets signs must contain both upper and lower case letters, instead of just capital letters! Do you feel grateful that you're being protected from upper case streets signs?

This dictatorial mandate comes from the Federal Highway Administration, and applies to every community in America, not just New York City.

But don't blame this outrage on the busy-body Democrats. This isn't an Obama directive. The rule was actually promulgated back in 2003 -- during the Bush Administration.

Regardless of which party rules, very little is done to stop unfunded mandates or bureaucratic law-making. The problem is, Republicans have been promising to get rid of unfunded mandates since their so-called "Contract With America" way back in 1994!

The GOP controlled Congress and the White House for 6 years, but did exactly nothing to honor their promise.

This shows why we must remain committed to principles, not parties or politicians.

Now, here is what can be done about unfunded mandates, and you'll only read these next two ideas HERE, in the Downsizer-Dispatch.

First, New York City could tell the feds to, "Go to hell." City officials swore an oath to the Constitution too. They've read the highest law in the land. They know this is wrong.

That would be called, "nullification." To help promote this idea, Downsize DC President Jim Babka will be speaking at the Nullify Now! Conference in Orlando on October 10. There will also be two other opportunities to see (and meet) him this weekend. You can see the details here.

Second, if a single sitting GOP member of Congress was serious about fixing unfunded mandates imposed by un-elected bureaucrats, then he or she could sponsor's Write the Laws Act.

There are candidates who've pledged to do this, and you can read their names here.

But no incumbent member of Congress has yet stepped forward to introduce this powerful bill which would restore ALL legislative power to the House and Senate, and deny any legislative power to the Executive Branch, just as the Founders intended.

The Republicans tell us they believe in small government and the Constitution, but if that were really true they would introduce this bill.

Allowing bureaucrats to issue dictates that have the force of law amounts to legislation without representation. How un-Constitutional is that? How un-American? How hypocritical, especially for GOP members?

Please send a letter demanding that your representatives introduce and support the Write the Laws Act.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

The FHWA is requiring street signs nationwide be replaced so that, for example, MAIN ST becomes Main St. Fonts must also be standardized. This underscores the need for the WTLA . . .

* This FHWA dictate is an unfunded mandate imposed by unelected bureaucrats on cash-strapped local governments, which means
* My state and local governments must pay for these changes by taxing me, even though we weren't represented in this ruling

I demand you do two things:

* Repeal the FHWA street sign requirement and return all powers of traffic control and safety to the states, exactly as the Tenth Amendment requires
* Introduce the Write the Laws Act so that Congress alone will write our laws and regulations, as the Constitution also requires

If you claim you want smaller, less-intrusive, common-sense government, then show me you really mean it by introducing DownsizeDC's Write the Laws Act.


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Thursday, October 07, 2010

10-10-10 Rally Is Almost Here!

Louisville Tea Party: 10/10/10 Rally Edition

Vol. 1, No. 35  October 7, 2010

Dear Patriots,
It's finally here:   Our 10/10/10 Rally!  The forecast looks amazing.  Our program is set.   This will be a highly informative event covering all sorts of timely topics designed to educate, challenge and motivate us all to do our part in making an indelible mark on our nation's history. 

We're discouraging signs so that those who are bent on disparaging our movement and trying to marginalize our event will have little or nothing to distract from the main message in words and music from the stage.  So, bring a lawn chair, a friend, a neighbor and your patriotic fervor.   And let's commit ourselves in unity to the higher cause of restoring America to her unprecedented greatness. 
10/10/10 Rally, Sunday!
4pm - 6pm on Jefferson Square

The Louisville Tea Party invites you to come out and bring a friend or two with you for a Sunday afternoon of timely teaching on founding principles, celebration with patriotic music and being energized and mobilized to impact the election cycle as never before.  This will be a strictly grassroots citizens' event, featuring dynamic speakers from our region.  Also taking the podium will be Marilyn Parker ("Mom Without a Teleprompter"  and political activist), Wendy Caswell (Louisville Tea Party founder), Les Naiman (The Voice of Liberty in Louisville), Scott Reed, Dan Blanchard (Louisville Tea Party President) and , Larry Hausman.  We're excited to have added to our program,  Jim Waters, of The Bluegrass Institute, Randy Walters with Coal-Fed Families and Pajama Media columnist, Sarah Durand.  Our MC for the event will be the resonant voice of  Jim Coyle. 
The Rally's emphasis will be on education, so each speaker has a subject designed to inform and challenge us all.  To date, our topics will be:
  • Education and  the JCPS
  • Needed Now More than Ever: Charter Schools
  • The Fraud of the Environmental Movement
  • Congress and Accountability (Lessons from 1994)
  • The Greatest Threat to America (The Debt!)
  • Garden Tomatoes & US Sovereignty
  • What Would the Founders Say?
  • Abuses in Government 101
  • How Washington Misuses the "Commerce Clause"
    Also, there will be a petition on hand to restore the right of Jefferson County Public School students to attend their nearest neighborhood school.  Please come by our booth and sign it.  It will be presented to State Senator Dan Seum and David Williams, the co-sponsors of a Bill designed to accomplish just that.

    Patriotic and celebrational music will be provided by Louisville's own acappella vocal band, Water's Edge.   And the Over-Reactors will take the stage as well.  Please join us for this afternoon of education and inspiration.  And leave even better equipped to make a  informed Americans!

    Booth Space for Organizations & Campaigns are available.  Merchandise booths will not be made available at this event.   Why?  The cost of the event is not unsubstantial and so we encourage you to visit our own booth where there will be patriotic flags, buttons, bumper stickers, bracelets and T-shirts.  They make a distinctive statement and help us to fund events such as these.   Thank you!

    Monday, October 04, 2010

    Fwd: Importance of Bats

    The newsletter from "The Texas Gardener Seeds" said, "Put up a bat house to encourage the presence of these shy animals."

    Bats consume
    3,000 or more mosquitoes and other insects nightly,
    and bats are
    less likely to be rabid than dogs.

    Need another reason?

    Bats are responsible for up to
    95 percent of the seed dispersal
    essential to the regeneration of forests.

    Our planet is populated with plenty of bizarre
    and astonishing creatures.

    Here are three from the Bat Family

    Sucker-footed Bat
    Red-Winged Fruit Bat

    Left-Winged Ding Bat

    So 2 out
    of 3 Bats have a useful purpose!

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    First TPP TV Ads Set to Run

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    Larger TPP Logo
    In KY TPP TV Ads Are Set to Run

    The supplier of Tea Party Patriots products online is going to run television ads in Kentucky tonight and tomorrow promoting Tea Party Patriots 1 Million Yard Sign Campaign.  If the ads go well, they will roll them out in more areas of the country.  If you are in KY be sure to watch for the ads tonight. Regardless of where you are, be sure to purchase your yard sign and other Tea Party Patriots gear TODAY!

    The press release for the ads is below. 

    Jenny Beth forgot to include in the last email that the link for the feedback also includes the ability for you to send links to your photos, videos, and blog posts.  Please use this form to link to your photos, videos, and blog posts about the 912 and 828 events.  Thank you!

    TPP Launches First Televised Ads
    Kentucky is the lucky state which will broadcast the first TPP ads on TV in support of our One Million Yards Signs by Election Day campaign.
    The ads are being produced and sponsored by the company that makes the yards signs and other branded Tea Party Patriots products. The 30-second spots will air in Kentucky's six media markets, with more markets set to be added in the near future.
    A link to the TV spot is available at and our Facebook and Ning sites. The ad encourages Americans who support the Tea Party core values to increase the visibility of the tea party message by placing signs in their yards.
    The goal is to have a million signs in yards across the nation by Election Day. Sign kits are available at There are four slogans to choose from - or better yet, get all four!

    Friday, September 24, 2010

    Stop the Largest Tax Hike in American History

    Dear friends, It looks like Congress is going to scam...

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    Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:22:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Subject: Stop the Largest Tax Hike in American History

    Dear friends,

    It looks like Congress is going to scamper out of Washington, D.C.
    having done nothing to stop the largest tax hikes in history. In just
    100 days, you will be paying higher taxes than you have in over a
    decade. (
    does this mean for you, for your family, for your small business?

    If you pay taxes, your taxes are going up. Even the lowest tax rate
    will rise from 10 to 15 percent.Everybody's tax rate is going up, from
    the kid with a lemonade stand clear up to Warren Buffett

    If you have a small business, the rate at which a majority of small
    business profits are taxed will rise from 35 to 40 percent. If you're
    one out of four working Americans who gets his paycheck from a small
    employer, this might lead to a pink slip for you.

    If you have a family, you will see the return of the marriage penalty
    (a tax bonus for shacking up instead of getting hitched) and the child
    tax credit cut in half to $500.

    If you're an investor, you can count on the stock market taking a hit
    as the capital gains tax rises from 15 to 20 percent and the dividend
    tax spikes from 15 to 40 percent.

    If you plan on dying at some point in your life, you can look forward
    to the return of the death tax. It's gone for the rest of the year,
    but in January it comes back with a 55 percent top rate.

    None of this includes the two dozen new or higher taxes in Obamacare
    ( Nor does it
    factor in the hundreds of tax hikes which Congressional Democrats have
    already let through, and which you won't find out about until you sit
    down to do your taxes next Spring.

    ATR needs your help to get the word out. Tell your friends, family,
    and neighbors about these tax hikes. We've listed them all for you in
    plain English. Feel free to print them out and distribute them, too

    America needs to know that we'll all face the largest tax hikes in
    history in just 100 days.

    Grover Norquist
    Americans for Tax Reform

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    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual
    rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." -- Ayn Rand

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    Net Neutrality and the Free Market

    From freelance writer, Warner Todd Houston:

    The Right Needs to Wake up to Net Neutrality
    Here are just a few of the latest articles on Net Neutrality for your information:

    The FCC Again Resumes its Unauthorized Internet Agenda
    The Washington Examiner, By Seton Motley

    The estimable John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports: The (Federal Communications Commission-FCC) is issuing a public notice to "improve the FCC's understanding of business broadband needs," calling it the "next step" advancing the FCC's small business broadband agenda.

    Only one problem with this FCC assertion. They're not supposed to have a small business broadband agenda. Or a broadband agenda. Or any sort of Internet agenda at all.

    Tweet of the Day: The Real Battle for Mobile
    Reuters, by Brian X. Chen

    Tensions seem to rise between Apple and Google every time they launch a phone or acquire a new media company, but the real battle is happening in a wonkier arena: telecom.

    South Korean ambassador touts net-neutrality policies
    The Hill, by Sara Jerome

    Han Duk-soo, the ambassador from South Korea, said in a speech on Tuesday that net-neutrality protections constitute a critical policy for the wireless and wireline broadband landscape.

    What's all the fuss about net neutrality?
    Fierce Content Management, by Ron Miller

    Who owns the Internet? No one. Who controls the Internet? No one (except in certain countries that censor content, and that's not ownership). So what's all of the ruckus about?

    'Net neutrality' is a new wrinkle in Web content competition
    The Olympian, by Staff

    In the analog world of my youth, inventive marketers sought to increase the visibility of their enterprises by naming them something like "AAA widgets," so that theirs would be the first widget company a user would encounter in the phone book.

    TITLE II, The FCC's 'Third Way' Internet Land Grab is Hardly a 'Moderate' Solution
    Big Government, by Seton Motley

    Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Glen Robinson wrote yesterday about FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed "Third Way" solution to Commission Internet regulation – whereby the FCC unilaterally rips the Internet out of its current lightly regulated framework and places it under the antiquated and oppressive Title II telephone regulatory regime.

    Former FCC Commissioner and MIT Staff Columnist Speak Out Against Net Neutrality
    Americans for Tax Reform, by Jenn Cobb

    If you were as excited as I to hear of the FCC postponing net neutrality decisions, heed Glen O. Robinson's caution for us to rein ourselves in. Robinson, a professor of Law Emeritus at UVA and Commissioner of the FCC from 1974-1976, deciphers their recent decisions in his article The Middle Way to Internet Freedom .

    Here are a few anti-Net Neutrality organizations and Web Resources that are worth looking in on occasionally:

    Here are some industry websites that follow Internet regulations:

    At stake is no less our freedom to blog not to mention the innovation of a free market.
    This issue is vitally important for the freedom and success of our Internet.

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    Got plans for Labor Day weekend?

    If you live in or are visiting someone in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana area over Labor Day weekend, here's an event you might find fun. (Note: American Solutions is Gingrich's group so, if you're a strict Constitutionalist, the messages might be a little irritating; however, King's Island is a lot of fun and it's probably worth it.)

    To view this email as a web page, go here.

    Have any plans for Labor Day weekend?

    We ask because on Saturday, September 4 at King's Island in Ohio, the Cincinnati Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council are holding a very exciting event that we thought you might be interested in.

    The event, called "Friends of Liberty Day," will be a celebration of American Freedom, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy rides, attractions, speakers, and good company with friends and family-all at a special discounted price.

    This is a great opportunity to meet liberty-minded people from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan.

    If you're interested in attending, go to There you'll find directions, along with information on everything from times to tickets.

    We hope you'll check this out, as it sounds like a great event.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Adam Waldeck
    Director of eCommunications and eCampaigns
    American Solutions

    Friday, August 27, 2010

    Dana Loesch LIVE from the 8/28 Rally

    If you're wondering where you can catch live coverage of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday, here's the scoop!




    Dana Loesch LIVE at the 8/28 Rally

    PJTV contributor Dana Loesch will record LIVE at the 8-28 rally this Saturday in Washington, DC, streaming the coverage back to  The Restoring Honor Rally (which has become known as the 8/28 Rally) will feature national personalities such as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Alveda King, among others.

    Tune into PJTV on Saturday, August 28, for Dana Loesch's coverage of the rally.

    The co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, Dana Loesch is a regular commentator on activism and netroots.  Loesch writes for, and Big, co-hosts "Tea Party TV" for PJTV, and vlogs for Momversation.  In May 2009, Neilsen ranked Loesch as one of the top 16 most powerful moms online.  She is a regular contributor to Fox News and CNN, among others.

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Michigan tea partiers launch surprise push  |

    It can happen in any state provided Tea Party folks are willing to push through the stonewalling. Nice work, Michigan!

    Michigan tea partiers launch surprise push |

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    So, I'm also a "nativist" now?

    I know she rubs a lot of people, independents as well as liberals, the wrong way but Ann Coulter is FUNNY! Yes, she's snide and ascerbic but it's just so delicious when blended, Ann style, with remarks directly from the radical Left.

    I believe the Bluegrass state has just been called "nativist" without any
    evidence at all! Was Kentucky's father a nativist? Was it educated in a nativist
    madrassa as a child? Did Kentucky just endorse the idea of a nativist cultural
    center at Ground Zero?

    Read the full piece, "MSNBC Swears to Allah That Obama's Not A Muslim" for a good laugh.

    For the record, I don't really give a rat's arse what religion Obama practices. I'm not much on organized religion myself. All I ask is that a President to uphold his oath of office. However, apparently, that makes me a "nativist." Go figure.

    From "Kook" to "Reasonable Conservative" with just one statement?

    I have begun contributing pieces to a local media outlet -- I think I've mentioned this previously in a post on ConservaChick. It took a while for me to get my thoughts together on this new media fascination with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) thanks to his statement on the "Ground Zero mosque" -- ha! Take that, AP! -- controversy. I'm lazy this evening and, instead of approaching it again in a different fashion for readers of this blog, I thought I'd simply link you to it on WLKY's Local Voices instead. Forgive me?

    From "Kook" to "Reasonable Conservative" with just one statement?

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Same as the Old Boss...

    Earmarks were used to bribe Republicans to support the prescription drug benefit and TARP. Earmarks were used to bribe Democrats to support Obamacare. Earmarks are a drug and the GOP, to absolve itself of its own sins, publicly declared that House Republicans would give up the very corrupting practice.

    But it was all for show, or so it seems. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) declares earmarks will be back in full swing once the GOP takes back Congress.

    With Eric Cantor (R-VA) already talking about a rollback of the Republican ban on earmarks if they reclaim majority status, limited government activists can be sure that our message has NOT gotten through to the establishment GOP in DC. This is sad. It reminds me a lot of what happened in '94 when the Contract With America helped sweep the GOP back into power. Dick Armey commented that term limits were no longer necessary as the GOP was back in power. Nice, eh?

    Apparently, the GOP in DC continues to miss the point of the rallies and protests. When Tea Parties were started, average Americans had finally reached the overflow point -- federal government had overstepped its bounds TOO many times with TOO much of our money. We began searching for a deeper understanding of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. WE re-learned our American history and civics. WE found ourselves enlightened and appreciative of the intelligence, sacrifice, and honor of our founders. Unfortunately, now WE seem to be the only ones who get it.

    Eric Erickson's piece, "Meet the New Boss," is dead on. It's depressing but he's definitely called it like a lot of us see it. It's apparently time to figure out a new game plan, folks, because Cantor and others on The Hill don't get it. Handing the Dems a pink slip is only a start... they all need to come home and we need to replace them with patriots who put the Constitution first.

    It's a daunting task and one that makes me wonder if We the People have finally let They the Congress get so far out of control that we will never be able to rein them back in to their Constitutional boundaries.

    Monday, August 23, 2010

    Brilliantly funny!

    If you're like me, you've probably gotten sucked into the Facebook thing. I don't mean the Farmville, Farkle, Mob Wars side of Facebook; I mean the status updates and random things that are shared by your friends. It's a constant source of entertainment for me. Heck, the internet is too big for us to have to comb it for amazing humor all alone. Why not let your friends find the good stuff for you?

    If you're a history buff AND a Facebooker, you'll giggle yourself silly reading these... Enjoy!
    [A BIG thank you to David and Ann for sharing these with me on FB!]

    Democrats are scarier!

    Funniest comment yet on Rand Paul's upcoming victory!

    Sunday Funnies: Voters More Afraid of Democrats Than 'Right-wing Extremists'

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    The Difference between Republicans and Democrats

    A Republican and a Democrat were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. The Republican gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his business for a job. He then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

    The Democrat was very impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. He then reached into the Republican's pocket and got out twenty dollars. He kept $15 for administrative fees and gave the homeless person five.

    Now you understand the difference between Republicans & Democrats.

    [Of course, we all know *this particular difference* doesn't apply between the two parties anymore but this joke was a little too funny not to share. Thanks to my Tea Party compatriot, Mark, for sending it my way today!]

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    545 People

    Over the past two years, I have probably received this same email about six times. It containing the text of an article by a journalist named Charley Reese numerous times from different folks. Charley wrote for the Orlando Sentinel for thirty years and retired in 2001. I understand why I'm seeing it more frequently lately; however, I hope the folks forwarding it have given serious thought to it. I fear the frivolous thoughts that run something like, "Yeah! Obama, Pelosi, and Reid suck!" Unconstructive, unenlightened, and destined to fail, again. I hope the line of thought is as serious and constructive as, "How can I be a part of stopping this insanity?"

    The problem stated clearly in Charley's article is that WE the People are the problem when we choose to send those 545 people back to Congress to continue doing what they've always done. While the 545 who blame vague entities like "the economy" and "politics" keep playing that game, we keep putting them back in office to continue the game. Serious people understand that this must stop. I don't care what side of the aisle you're on, if you vote for someone who plays these games, you're as guilty as they are.

    From what I can tell, this article has been published several times under varying titles and with varying text. According to, this version was published in 1985. 

    The 545 People Responsible For All Of America's Woes

    By Charley Reese

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.

    I excluded all but the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.

    No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislation's responsibility to determine how he votes.


    Don't you see how the con game is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O'Neill, who stood up and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits.

    The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes.

    O'Neill is the speaker of the House. He is the leader of the majority party. He and his fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto.


    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility.

    I can't think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

    When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in Lebanon, it's because they want them in Lebanon.

    There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.

    Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation" or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

    This article was first published by the Orlando Sentinel Star newspaper