Move Over God California Wants 20%

The Christian faith suggests that believers should set aside 10% of their income for God’s work.  The operative word here being “suggests.”  The “suggested donation”  in California is now 20% in withholding taxes from workers paychecks.  The 20% mandated includes an additional 10% collectible through June 2010 to ease the state’s cash shortage.  Technically this is not considered to be a tax increase since the money will be refunded when tax returns are filed. 

California would not fail to send out tax refund checks would they?  Ooops, now that I think about it they did do that this year.  Did they ever send out those checks? 

The wonderful thing about California, Massachusetts and other socialist states is they are a shining example for other states as to what not to do.  Now if we could just get Congress to take note of the social failures of some states and stop trying to foist it off on the nation as a whole.

What About John?

I like John McCain, Naval Aviator, former POW and a United States Senator.  That totals up to a very prestigious, honored man who has given his country a lifetime of service.  That said McCain can be a very puzzling person in terms of who exactly he is and what does he believe.

When Senator McCain puzzles  me I think of an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel that I knew a long time ago.  Everyone loved him and he was very popular.  He was an excellent officer respected by all ranks.  He could, however, on occasion be……well, puzzling.  People would nod their heads knowingly and say, “he was a Bataan Death March survivor you know.”

He’s a Hanoi Hilton survivor you know.  Did you hear this exchange at a McCain town hall?

Sometimes-Republican Sen. John McCain was asked by an audience member, “I would like to know how the president is getting by with all of this money. It’s against the Constitution. Doesn’t he know we still live under a Constitution?” The transcript follows (thanks to Rush Limbaugh): 

McCain: I’m sure that he does. I’m sure –

Audience: (laughter)

McCain: No, no, I’m serious. I’m sure that he does and I’m sure that he respects the Constitution of the United States.

Audience: (groans)

McCain: No, no, no, no. No, I — I — I — I really do. I — I am absolutely convinced of it.

Audience Member: No!

McCain: I just believe, my friends, that there is a fundamental difference in philosophy and about the role of government. That’s why we have competition for public office and competition amongst parties and competition about different ideas and visions for the future of America. I am convinced the president is absolutely sincere in his beliefs.

Audience: (groans)

McCain: But he’s — wait a minute. Wait a minute. He is sincere in his beliefs. We just — we just happen to disagree, and he’s the president of the United States and let’s be respectful.

I watched this exchange on TV.  The Arizona crowd was not in the mood to hear McCain’s attempts to be an Obama cheer leader.  He doesn’t get it any better today than when he ran for President.  What has all of his bipartisan hands across the aisle posturing accomplished for his party?  Nothing.  Zilch.  Nada.

Private First Class Edward (Ted) M. Kennedy Passes Away

PFC Ted Kennedy passed away on August 25, 2009 after a long struggle with cancer.  The highpoint of his career with the Federal government was his assignment as a Military Policeman at SHAPE Headquarters, Paris, France.

PFC Kennedy used his off duty time enjoying European capitals and even climbing the Matterhorn.  It was a wonderful time to heal a bruised psyche recovering from his suspension for cheating at Harvard and later being dropped without explanation from Army intelligence training.

PFC Kennedy later continued his Federal employment as a Senator from Massachusetts.  It has been reported that PFC Kennedy cast more than 15,000 votes in the Senate.  That is at least 15,000 votes more than the single vote that Mary Jo Kopechne cast for him.

Big Bubba Goes to the Town Hall Meeting

I was eagerly anticipating attending Rep. Charles Gonzalez’s town hall meeting.  He scheduled the meeting for 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Independent School District’s Theater of the Performing Arts.  When I arrived it was obvious that the event would attract a crowd.

While approaching the meeting place I noticed San Antonio Police practically surrounding the theater.  I turned to the left alongside the theater and saw several people getting off of a VIA Bus.  I think that it was wonderful that citizens were so committed to be heard by their elected representative that they took the bus to come to the town hall. 

As I drove in front of the theater I saw several persons wearing SEIU t-shirts.  There were three or four large anti-abortion signs being walked around in front.  There was quite a bit of activity.  While entering the theater I was informed that there would be some sort of Lyndon LaRouche webcast.  I was handed a Lyndon LaRouche magazine that I quickly folded it up and shoved it out of sight in my pants pocket.  I didn’t want to be associated with those loons, but, would like to see what they were up to now.

I entered the very crowded foyer.  There were several long tables with workers behind them.  It was hard to determine what was going on or if there was any method to the madness.  I asked someone with a staff tag and was informed that I needed to go to any table and get a name tag.  I naturally picked the wrong table.  I was told to put my name on a 5×8 card if I wanted to ask a question of Rep. Gonzalez.  What about a name tag?  Go to one of the other tables I was cheerfully informed.  Why?  I grumpily asked.  While going through the table game I saw an arrival of numerous well dressed union people.

When I reached the other table I was asked if I had health insurance.  I replied yes and received a yellow bordered name tag.  Later I heard one of the staff say that people with insurance had name tags with red borders.  The foyer fiasco of a simple organizational task caused me to work up an appetite to hear how the Democrats planned to run Nationalized Health Care.

The event started on time.  Rep. Gonzalez was a most gracious and charming host.  I did not lose sight of the fact that he is a politician, a lawyer, and a judge who has bought in to the most radical political agenda that this nation has ever seen.  While he was welcoming and discussing the format a back drop screen was displaying information.  I was not surprised to see a Ronald Reagan quote and a Bible verse quote.  Why do the Democrats go ballistic over their misinterpretation of the separation of church and state, but, they are quick to quote the Bible or offer prayer.

There was a priest introduced who offered a prayer of invocation.  The prayer included a subtle reference to abortion that brought a murmur of agreement from the crowd.  Everyone was asked to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance and then the National Anthem was beautifully sung by a young lady.  Rep. Gonzalez then drew ten name cards from a clear plastic box to have them come up front to ask a question.  Subsequently another ten were called to complete the program.

I think that at least 75% of the questioners were either anti health care nationalization or very suspicious.  The highlights of the evening are as follows.  A lady said she was from Columbia, looked forward to voting for the first time and would become a citizen in two weeks.  She said Columbia had a nationalized health system that was broke and didn’t work.  People many times had to sue in the courts to receive needed medical treatment.  She wanted to know why anyone would want a nationalized health plan like those that didn’t work in Columbia, Canada and elsewhere.

A gentleman (John David Hall) came to the mike and immediately made it clear that he planned to run against Rep. Gonzalez in the next election.   The auditorium immediately erupted in hoots, hollers, and extended clapping.  He questioned the constitutionality of a nationalized health plan.

A lady held up a picture of her autistic son and suggested that there be a face to the nationalized health plan.  She read several unsavory sections from the proposed bill.  Naturally she commented on a section that has been widely interpreted, and criticized, as being de facto death panel procedures for the provision, or withholding, of care and treatment.

The evening basically ended when a gentlemen waiting to ask a question collapsed and bumped his head on the way down.  Doctors were called for and EMS was called to the scene.  The casualty did manage to ask his question from the floor.

Rep. Gonzalez was a gracious host and conducted a very fair town hall that I am certain caused no one to have a change of heart including Rep. Gonzalez.  His slick answers ranged from mostly disingenuous to erroneous or humorous.  I believe that the estimated 1000 plus crowd significantly leaned to opposition of any attempt for the federal government to control our health care.  The meeting was orderly, well behaved and respectful of others.  There was some very slight hollering out at inappropriate times.  I think that all of Rep. Gonzalez’s constituents can be proud of our civilized, democratic town hall meeting.

When I left the hall I lingered to see if there would be anything out of place.  While there I was approached by an old soldier (Marines) who spotted my Vietnam Vet hat.  He was obviously in the Democrat camp so I watched my words.  I was really interested in observing an over the road bus that was loading on the side street.  Who were they?  While we were talking a reporter from La Prensa approached us and observed that it looked like they were busing in anti Gonzalez northsiders.

I was amused at such a silly idea that affluent northsiders would need to be provided transportation.  I observed enough of the passengers, and what was going on in the bus, to determine that the bus was undoubtedly a union or community organizer sponsored ride.  I just wanted to satisfy myself in case someone tried to make up a fairy tale about what was the bus was all about.

It was a great evening and a great display of democracy.  Rep. Gonzalez has already voted for tax and cap.  I am certain he will vote to nationalize health care.  He has no problem associating himself with the likes of Pelosi, Conyers, Rangel, Franks, Waxman and all the other names of those whose ideologies should be anathema to true blue Texans.  They come from states attempting self destruction and want to impose those destructive ideologies on the nation.  We don’t need them or their fellow travelers.

Tonight was the first time that I heard up close and personal a person of Rep. Gonzalez stature claim the “living constitution” position.  He made several statements that clearly showed that he claimed that dangerous concept as his own.  This is the very root of why Big Bubba constantly uses the phrase pseudo intellectual progressive liberal demoracist.

They think that their intellect is superior to that of the Founding Fathers.  They can only prove that by trashing the Constitution and substituting their flawed socialist theories.  They have watched the collapse and failure of communist and socialist systems worldwide.  They believe that their superior intellect will bring about a utopia that others failed to achieve.

Rep. Gonzalez has two constituencies in his district.  He has been able to pull off the El Patron game with many in the district.  Invoking the memory of his late, great father is part of his hold.  All others are malcontents who do not have the requisite intellect to understand the superiority of his thinking.  There is also an underlying contempt for organized religion since socialism and communism have always viewed the superstition of religion as a roadblock to the implementation of the plans of those who would be god with the lessers and lead them to the promised land of their vision.

Many of us know by heart, Proverbs 16:18  Pride goes before destruction, 
a haughty spirit before a fall.  Let’s start thinking about what we can do if Rep. Gonzalez fails to effectively represent the will of his constituency.

Pray for our nation.  Pray for our leaders.  Pray for God’s protection and his will in our lives as we enter a critical era for our nation.

The Ten Commandments According to Obama

By: Patriot Update

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After observing Obama on the campaign trail and during his first six months in office, we have concluded that our President lives and governs according to his own set of “Ten Commandments.” They’re certainly NOT the Ten Commandments you learned in Sunday School. In fact, many are the direct opposite! To prove that our conclusions are correct, you will find a link to source documentation for each commandment on the Patriot Update web site.

I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.) SOURCE

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore. SOURCE

III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama. SOURCE

IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy. SOURCE

V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money. SOURCE

VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby. SOURCE

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican. Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed. SOURCE

VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you’ve been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those who do not have the motivation to better their own lives. SOURCE

IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian. SOURCE

X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet. SOURCE

  

An Insult to God

Hussein has been quoted as saying, ‘We are God’s partners in matters of life and death’ (from a Rosh Hashanah prayer) by the Politico.  Our President is sadly mistaken.  Abortionists, with blood on their hands and souls, have not partnered with the Creator of all life and the Lover of all created.  Their partner is the devil, the hater of the Creator and of all created.  It is he, the devil, who has convinced his followers that ripping innocents from the tomb is acceptable.

Abortion “rights” is just another example of federal government intrusion into a matter that Constitutionally should be left to state governments.  The closer the government gets to the people the closer the people come to having their voice heard. 

Now the pseudo intellectual progressive liberal demoracists want to expand their mandate with their partner to life and death health decisions by intruding into our lives with a socialized, single payer, national health care system.  Be afraid America, be very afraid.  Such chutzpah the President has.  We see that in Canada (we got your back, Canada) and United Kingdom (on leading edge of sidewalk births) things are not working out that great.  Yet the President insists that despite the Canadian and United Kingdom experience he can do better.

Obama may want to consider economies of scale by consolidating Cash for Clunkers, the Postal Service, and socialized, single payer national health system into one giant bureau with their very own czar.  The ol’ all your (bad) eggs in one basket trick.  Here’s a helpful suggestion for the czar.  How about Dr. Kevorkian.

I Have Health Care Insurance Questions

Back Ground Information for my Questions

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas — the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas — is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 40,000 physicians and 400 hospitals to serve 4 million members in all 254 counties.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall.  HCSC is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

co·op·er·a·tive(kō-ŏp’ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā’tĭv, -ŏp’rə-)   
adj.  

  1. Done in cooperation with others: a cooperative effort.
  2. Marked by willingness to cooperate; compliant: a cooperative patient.
  3. Of, relating to, or formed as an enterprise or organization jointly owned or managed by those who use its facilities or services: a cooperative department store; cooperative apartment buildings.

n.  An enterprise or organization that is owned or managed jointly by those who use its facilities or services.

Here are my Questions:

  • The politicians act like health care cooperatives is one of their bold new ideas.  I have been a customer-owner for 10+ years.  Is my health insurance a health care cooperative?
  • Since I am an owner, along with 12.4 million others (total membership of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), are we part of the evil insurance companies screwing customers.
  • If I am a co-owner why would I be screwing myself?
  • If we are already doing what the government thinks is so great why do we need government involvement.

I am so happy with my insurance coverage.  Why would I want the people who run the Post Office, Cash for Clunkers and bankrupted Social Security to become involved in my health insurance or health care?

An Open Letter to Rep. Charles Gonzalez

Dear Rep. Gonzalez,

I am a Disabled Viet Nam veteran.  I am a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.  I am a concerned voter who takes a sincere, detailed interest in our Constitution and the Federal and State governments as provided for by the Constitution.  My interest is so strong I spent 17 years in the United States Army defending our Constitution.  I spent a one year tour of duty in the Republic of Viet Nam.  I spent four years on, or around, the DMZ of Korea.  I have faced evil with a rifle in my hands.

Rep. Gonzalez I can absolutely assure you that facing your constituents in a fair and open assembly of free citizens is not life threatening.  I wish that you had been shoulder to shoulder with me during some of my life experiences.  I am more than certain those experiences would have steeled you as a man to suck it up and do the right thing – meet with and listen to your constituents.

Rep. Gonzalez, I feel slighted and marginalized that you have failed to respond to my repeated requests for information about your hosting town hall meetings with your constituents.  I doubt seriously if you could find anyone in this town who would say that your father, Henry B., would have refused to meet with his constituents out of fear.

Robert Oberdorf

Dumb Broad!

My official mindless twit, Mr. Ducky, calls Sarah Palin the pole dancer.  Others call her Caribou Barbie.  Dumb, intellectual lightweight, lacking in gravitas, yada, yada, yada.  How about those “death panels.”  That sure had the twitters swooping out of the sky to strafe her.  Called her crazy.  Said there was no such thing.  Laughed it off.

Congressmen immediately went back to the drawing board to remove anything that may imply “death panel.”  The President got further off message to respond to Sarah Palin and deny the “death panels.”  If Sarah Palin is so “dumb” why are these people so distracted by her? Couldn’t they just ignore her and she would go away?   If she is not a major political player why are some in the media declaring her the winner in the set to?  Why?  Why indeed!  The pseudo intellectual progressive liberal demoracists are out of touch and losing it.

I was a former bureaucracy player.  I can tell you that there is nothing more satisfying than poking mindless twits with the truth and watching them self destruct in public.  Don’t worry.  They are not embarrassed they believe in their own lies.

This is the nail in the coffin from Sarah Palin’s Facebook page.

Never Mind The Birthers

How about the twitters (mindless twits)?  America, are you really listening to these mindless twits?

  • “Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.” Speaker of the House Pelosi, (D-CA) and her left hand man, Rep. Steny Hoyer, (D-MD) in a USA Today op-ed.
  • “Opponents of reform are organizing counter-demonstrators to speak at … several congressional town halls on the issue to defend the status quo. It is critical that our members with real, personal stories about the need for access to quality, affordable care come out in strong numbers to drown out their voices.” –SEIU call to action
  • “I think 45 to 65 percent of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.” –Cynthia Tucker, Editorial page editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • “….the word socialist … is becoming the new N-word.”  –Carlos Watson, MSNBC
  • “political terrorists” –Steven Pearlstein,  Washington Post columnist
  •  ”[T]he last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble.” –Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)
  • Rep. Dingell regaled attendees at a meeting with political theater worthy of a commissar.  He had one of his supporters show up with an Obama-as-Hitler sign to “illustrate” the opposition’s “hate.”
  • “I think they’re AstroTurf. You be the judge. They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.”–Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA)
  • “Town hall protesters are ‘evil-mongers,’  are using “lies, innuendo and rumor,” to drown out rational debate. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

I could go on and on and on, ad nauseum, but let’s let it go for the evening with a quote that will put all the whiners to bed:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic.  We should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.” –Hillary Clinton speaking to Connecticut’s Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner, 29 April 2004.

I think perhaps this lady was looking ahead, absolutely prescience when she observed, “The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not.”  This lady is just chock full of useful insights like, “We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society,” or this jewel, “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”  That’s not socialist or anything is it?

America wake up and listen to what these mindless twits are saying and doing.

Some humorous Hillary quotes.  Don’t show these to innocent children.