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Racism/Healthcare: Another sincere letter to Barack Obama from a concerned citizen ...

For those of you who do not know Frank Bell, he is the confirmed original author of a wonderful letter to Barack Obama which was widely circulated on the internet. The letter was picked up by numerous bloggers and others who signed their own name to the letter thus intimating that they were the original author.

I spoke with Frank Bell and confirmed that he was the original author and he has sent me a copy of another letter he wrote concerning Obama, racism and healthcare. For those of you who did not read the first letter, you can find it at “Letter to Obama that says it all ...”

There are some people who speak from the heart and say the things we are only thinking … 

Franklin T. Bell, CFM, RPA, FMA

Columbia, MD 21045

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July 29, 2009

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Washington, D.C. 20500

Mr. Obama:

You never cease to amaze me, Sir. While trying to explain your health-care message last Wednesday, you really stuck your foot in it didn’t you? After stating that you were not there and did not have the details, you proceeded to tell the Cambridge, MA police department and Sergeant Crowley that they acted stupidly. That comment was uncalled for, out of place and an insult to police departments and police officials all over this country.

That was just one more instance in a string of instances where you not only display your extreme arrogance but your megalomania and monumental ego. You really do think that you have been elected king of the world, don’t you? I told you in a previous letter that I found you and your minions offensive in just about every possible way and this is another example of why I feel that way.

Then, after you realized how stupidly you had acted, you came out and announced that you would like to make this a “teachable moment”; how utterly arrogant of you. You should have apologized to everyone for making a fool of yourself. You should take your “teachable moment” to Rev. Wright and his congregation. They are the ones that need to be spoken to about racism. You, your wife, Mr. Holder, Rev. Wright, Mr. Gates, Mr. Jesse Jackson and Mr. Al Sharpton and several other persons of color are the only people who have injected race into the current discussions and you try to make it sound as though this is a racist country. You and your kind are the racists, sir. Take your racism lecture right to the sources of racism in the U.S.A.

And now, a colleague of Sergeant Crowley’s, Ms. King (a black, female cop) has told CNN that she once supported you but now, because of your actions, is convinced that she made a mistake and will not support you ever again.

You want a discussion about race in America? How about these topics? I agree with Mr. Buchanan when he says: “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. Rev. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American. 

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ' 60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs  designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.  Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks”. So take your discussion of racism out of my face and stop lecturing me. I don’t need it and I resent it, especially coming for the likes of you.

Your actions and reactions to situations tell us one thing very clearly – that you in fact did listen to Rev. Wright spew his version of “hate speak” about whites and the U.S.A. for twenty plus years. Your words and actions speak for themselves. They are right in line with what a more politically correct Rev. Wright would say and do. You are a clone of Rev. Wright.

I am embarrassed for my fellow Americans that we have to acknowledge you and your fellow Chicago thugs as the “leaders” of the greatest nation on earth. Under your “leadership” the U.S.A. is quickly becoming just another “third-world” dictatorship.

Let me give you some thoughts about ObamaCare; you really want health care legislation to pass, but you’re currently facing opposition from Democratic House Majority Leader Harry Reid, as well as the National Governors Association, half of the American public. Also included in the growing opposition is the Blue Dog Caucus, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats who are actually worried about the trillion dollars the current health care proposal would add to the nation's deficit. After negotiations between the Blue Dogs and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman the Blue Dogs claimed they were being "lied to" by Rep. Waxman.

Mr. Waxman lying - there’s a real surprise. Mr. Waxman and his committee are supposed to be the watchdogs over Medicare and the abuse and fraud so rampant in that program. He hasn’t had a single hearing on the issue this year and shows no inclination to do so. I understand that abuse now tops 32 billion dollars per year. If the level of fraud in an existing program is that big, how big will it get under ObamaCare? How can any reasonable human being expect the government to administer ObamaCare with any competence or intelligence? The evidence speaks for itself. He is not only lying to the Blue Dogs but to the American public as well. What a paragon of virtue that man is.

Contrary to your protestations to the opposite, the Wall Street Journal recently analyzed the health care bill and found that there are five freedoms that we have now that the Democrats in Congress intend to take away from us. These are in the actual legislation.

1) Freedom to choose what’s in our health insurance plan, 2) Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay our real costs, 3) Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage, 4) Freedom to keep our existing plan, 5) Freedom to choose our doctors.

Further, you have been very disingenuous in your comments about support for your plan, to wit: You claim that the American Medical Association supports your plan. In fact, the AMA opposes the plan saying, "The introduction of a new public plan threatens to restrict patient choice by driving out private insurers, which currently provide coverage for nearly 70 percent of Americans,” and would lead to an "explosion of costs".

You claim that your plan will save money, yet The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated $1 to $1.5 Trillion in costs depending on various legislative proposals.  Costs are expected to rise each year beyond the original 10 year CBO projection.

And you promised that families that make less than $250,000 per year would not see one dime increase in taxes and yet according to Fox Business News, in an independent analysis of the proposal, about one in eight U.S. workers who receive health benefits from an employer -- more than nine million workers -- could pay higher income taxes on benefits as part of a Senate proposal that aims to raise billions of dollars to finance health-care reform. This includes me and I don’t make $250,000 and probably never will be able to as long as you are around.

On page 425 it says, in black and white, that EVERYONE on Social Security will go to MANDATORY counseling every 5 years to learn and to choose from ways to end their suffering (and their life).  Health care will be denied based on age.  $500 Billion will be cut from senior’s healthcare.   The only way for that to happen is to drastically cut health care; the oldest and the sickest will be cut first.   Paying for your own care will not be an option.

Mr. Obama, let me tell you something. I will not go to your counseling sessions and I sure will not share my thoughts about the end of my life with any of your people. It is none of your business and you have no rights in this issue. Get the hell out of my life and stay out.

What is really telling about ObamaCare is the fact that the first thing Congress did was exempt themselves from the plan. If it’s going to be so good, why wouldn’t they be the first to sign up? Why, because they know it’s a bogus plan and so do you.

If health care in this country is so bad, why didn’t some of the “stimulus money” go toward fixing it? Not one dime did. What does that tell you?

As Mr. Ben Stein put it recently in an article; “Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.” That’s comforting, isn’t it? Of course that will never happen to you or Michelle or your kids – just to mine.

When you suggest that the current system is broken and needs to be fixed, how do you explain the fact that people from countries all over the world come to America for treatment? They don’t go to Sweden; they don’t go to Egypt; they don’t go to Russia. They come here. How do you explain that one away, sir? I don’t hear about boatloads of Americans setting sail for Haiti or Cuba. Come on Mr. Obama, stop lying to us.

This past week you told CBS News you didn't want to "wade into" the debate over whether taxpayers should be forced to pay for abortions within your health care takeover. You have already "waded in" - in fact, you’re up to your neck in a plan that would compel Americans to pay for abortion-on-demand.

Here are some comments from Mike Huckabee that deserve repeating and more exposure: “In July 2007, Barack Obama promised a group of his supporters that, if elected president, he would sign perhaps the most evil piece of legislation in the history of our republic.

It's called the "Freedom of Choice Act," or FOCA -- but don't let the Orwellian title fool you. It isn't about "freedom" or "choice" at all. It's about forcing each and every American citizen -- regardless of his or her view on abortion -- to support abortion-on-demand not just as a "fundamental right" but as a taxpayer-funded entitlement.
But the compulsion wouldn't stop there. Because FOCA would also run roughshod over the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and hospitals that oppose abortion on religious or moral grounds -- forcing them to provide or counsel for abortion or face professional de-certification, loss of funding, lawsuits, and even prosecution.

Not only that, FOCA would immediately strike down any and all state restrictions on abortion -- even those with wide popular support, such as prohibitions on partial-birth abortion and parental notification requirements for minors seeking abortions.”

You do not have the right to take my money and kill babies with it. If you want to kill your baby, that’s between you and God so, go ahead just don’t make me pay for it.

Mr. Obama, what is it about the way you act and the plan you have for this country that makes you think folks are not waking up to your real agenda – to destroy the United States of America as we know and love it. By copying my State representatives, I am requesting that they vote strongly against the health reform legislation, the card-check legislation and the Cap and Trade legislation.

Mr. Obama I sincerely want your plans and those of every one of your thugs to fail. I do not want to live in a socialist society and I do not appreciate your taking your election as permission to wreak vengeance on the U.S.A. for whatever ill advised grievances you think you have.

Mr. Obama, you and your Chicago thugs are becoming increasingly more tiresome with every day. Please, please just go away, quickly.

Sincerely,

Franklin T. Bell

Well said Frank!

I suggest that my readers pass this along to your friends, co-workers and elected officials.

Be well, be safe and take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



H.R. 3247: THE GOVERNMENT''S DEPARTMENT OF PROPAGANDA & BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION TO BE BURIED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY?

Before you dismiss the idea that our government would engage in propaganda and behavior modification, you need to see what is contained in H.R. 3247 … “to establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.”

Department of Energy?

The Department of Energy? Why not Health and Human Services? Or some other department more aligned with government research dealing with anthropology, psychology, learning theory or the study of other human attributes?

What are they thinking?

According to the legislation, it’s all about ENERGY – and possibly coping with the adverse effects of a malevolent “cap and trade” system which will reduce energy supplies while raising costs through the roof.

“The Secretary shall establish a social and behavioral sciences research program to identify and understand social and behavioral factors that influence energy consumption and acceptance and adoption rates of new energy technologies, and to promote the utilization of the results of social and behavioral research to improve the design, development, demonstration, and application of energy technologies.”

For years, advertisers have been using the most sophisticated marketing techniques to consume more energy and switch us between gas and electricity – each utility promoting their own programs with incentives and other inducements.

Now that demand has grown significantly, it is in the best interests of these utilities to maintain their profit margins – and executive bonuses – by reducing the demand which would necessitate additional expenditures in new infrastructure and to allow the utilities to continually raise the price of reduced consumption without a consumer uprising? In Orwellian Speak: for the consumer -- less is more; for the executive – more profit with less effort. 

An entire new government bureacracy – permanently inflating the headcount and the attendant costs of never-ending personnel salaries, perks, bonuses and retirement benefits …

SECTION 1. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES RESEARCH PROGRAM.

    (a) In General- The Secretary shall establish a social and behavioral sciences research program to identify and understand social and behavioral factors that influence energy consumption and acceptance and adoption rates of new energy technologies, and to promote the utilization of the results of social and behavioral research to improve the design, development, demonstration, and application of energy technologies.

    (b) Director- The Secretary shall appoint or designate a Director of Social and Behavioral Research to carry out the program established under this section.

    (c) Duties of the Director- The Director shall--

      (1) develop a research plan in accordance with section 2;

      (2) implement the research program under this section;

      (3) work with the relevant Department of Energy program offices to integrate the results of social and behavioral research into their work;

      (4) develop tools, practices, and information to apply and integrate the results of social and behavioral research into programs that--

        (A) design, develop, and demonstrate technologies that supply energy and improve energy efficiency; and

        (B) provide information on energy consumption to consumers; and

      (5) assist the Secretary in awarding research grants under section 3.

SEC. 2. RESEARCH PLAN.

    (a) In General- The Director, in consultation with the Advisory Committee established under section 4, shall develop a research plan and, not later than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act, transmit such plan to the Congress. Prior to finalizing the research plan, the Director shall publish a draft of the proposed research plan in the Federal Register with a public comment period of not less than 30 days.

    (b) Contents of Research Plan- The research plan shall--

      (1) set forth priorities and a schedule for carrying out the research program under section 1 and the research grant program under section 3;

      (2) address social and behavioral factors that influence--

        (A) patterns of energy consumption by individuals, households, and businesses; and

        (B) decisions to implement energy conservation measures,

      including the factors that influence decisions to adopt energy efficient technologies and practices;

      (3) include a description of the mechanisms the Department will use to integrate the findings of social and behavioral research into other relevant Department programs; and

      (4) include responses to comments received during the public comment period.

    (c) Review and Revision- The Director shall review the research plan every 5 years and revise the plan as appropriate.

SEC. 3. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH GRANTS.

    (a) In General- The Secretary shall provide grants to support social and behavioral research consistent with the research plan developed under section 2.

    (b) Awards- Grant awards under this section may be for a period up to 3 years. The Secretary shall award grants through a competitive, merit-based, peer-reviewed process.

    (c) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2015.

SEC. 4. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    (a) Establishment- The Secretary shall establish an Advisory Committee composed of experts in relevant fields--

      (1) to advise the Secretary and the Director on priority areas for research;

      (2) to assist the Director in the development of the research plan under section 2; and

      (3) to provide other assistance and advice as requested by the Secretary or the Director.

    (b) Federal Advisory Committee Act- Section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Advisory Committee established under subsection (a) until 3 years after the date the Advisory Committee is established.

Mind Control 101?

You think with all of the psychological research into human behavior performed at universities and the availability of the finest marketing minds in the nation, that the very same results can be obtained for a lot less than $50 million dollars and would not require a permanent expansion in government personnel.

What is really going on?

I have three theories about this legislation:

One, it truly is an attempt for the government to play mind games with the consumers of energy in order to push their radical environmental agenda and deal with the great dislocations and dissatisfactions that will arise from Congressional attempts to implement “cap and trade” legislation.

Two, it is payback to some particular campaign contributor or sponsor who wants to further their social and political agenda.

Three, it is a nefarious plot to embed additional far-left activists into the energy department where they can continue to advocate for a radical environmental agenda. Considering the critical nature of the work done by the DOE (Department of Energy) in the areas of nuclear weaponry, energy independence and other areas critical to our national infrastructure – this could be a ruse to allow for the additional penetration of our nation’s enemies, both foreign and domestic, into the DOE.

Considering the availability of subject matter experts on a consulting basis, I can find no reason why the United States Congress would authorize the expenditure of $50 million dollars and the ongoing expense of more permanent bureacracy – unless there is ulterior motive that is yet to be revealed.

In the final analysis, this is the type of program which should be killed at the committee level and those who have proposed such legislation to the State of Washington’s Representative,  Brian Baird,  be further investigated.

We need to stop this nonsense now, primarily by sending Congress a message … 

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Be well, be safe and take care of yourself and family first.

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

H.R. 3247 – Bill Text|Government Printing Office


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Political correctness may cost officer his badge: what happened to free speech?

Mayor Thomas M. Menino is representative of the true cancer that is afflicting America today – acting out of political correctness and exploiting an unfortunate situation in his political self-interest to pander to a constituency in the media. Perhaps mirroring President Obama?

The charge:  “An officer in the Boston Police Department was suspended yesterday for allegedly writing a racially charged e-mail about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to colleagues at the National Guard.”

Menino’s comment: “Mayor Thomas M. Menino compared the officer to a cancer and said he is "gone, g-o-n-e'' from the force.”

I am not saying that the officer should not receive counseling and a few days suspension without pay – mostly for stupidity – but the loss of his livelihood should not be impaired because he made a comment. Especially if official police channels were used to transmit the message. Should the officer have used his own computer, own e-mail account and sent the message to a single intended recipient, that is a far different matter.

According to the Boston Globe

“Officer suspended for Gates slur in e-mail”

“An officer in the Boston Police Department was suspended yesterday for allegedly writing a racially charged e-mail about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to colleagues at the National Guard, a law enforcement official said. Mayor Thomas M. Menino compared the officer to a cancer and said he is "gone, g-o-n-e'' from the force.”

“The law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Officer Justin Barrett referred to the black scholar as a ‘ jungle monkey’ in the letter, written in reaction to media coverage of Gates's arrest July 16.”

“Barrett, a 36-year-old who has been on the job for two years, was stripped of his gun and badge yesterday and faces a termination hearing in the next week, said police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. He has no previous disciplinary record, she said.”

"Yesterday afternoon, Commissioner Davis was made aware that Officer Barrett was the author of correspondence which included racially charged language," she said. ‘At that time, Commissioner Davis immediately stripped Officer Barrett of his gun and badge, and at this time we will be moving forward with the hearing process.’"

Shades of Obama …

Menino, speaking to the Globe before an evening event in the South End, said he hadn't seen the e-mail Menino said while the officer is not officially terminated, he might as well be "He's gone, g-o-n-e. I don't care, it's like cancer, you don't keep those cancers around."

Surrendering your freedoms, one comment at a time …

When any government, politician or organization can demonize their opponents through the use of “political correctness,” we have lost our right to free speech. But when that government, politician or organization takes adverse action against that opponent, then we have lost a substantial amount of our liberty.

Where is the ACLU ?

The American Civil Liberties Union should be all over this issue. The right of an individual citizen to comment on the events of the day, in whatever language, be it hurtful to some, is still protected speech.

In the final analysis, free speech is about upholding the right of any citizen to say just about anything they want, no matter how hurtful, inconsiderate, ignorant or injurious – providing they do not transcend the bounds of public safety; falsely crying fire in a crowded theatre or urging others to take illegal actions. For those that have been injured, their are slander and defamation suits. For those who have been otherwise injured and can prove damages, there are civil suits.

As my mother taught me: “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Thank haven she is not around to see what political correctness has wrought or how the politicians are playing the race card to advance their own personal and political agenda – and if you are a Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; make a career out of taking offense at the slightest hint of racial bias. The inescapable truth about human nature is that we gravitate toward our own kind; a long-standing tribal instinct that can be seen in much of our wondrous world. There will always be those who act stupidly with regard to other people – unfortunately, it seems to be politicians like Barack Obama and Mayor Thomas M. Menino who are seeking to profit from an unfortunate situation. Perhaps Merino should invite the officer over for a beer – as if that will solve the world’s problems.

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Reference Links …

Officer suspended for Gates slur in e-mail - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



PASS ID ACT: more democrat duplicity and hypocrisy ...

Exploiting “Big Brother” when politically expedient …

There are those democrats who claim that the REAL ID ACT would in essence create a “national identity card” which could be used to track all citizens, all the time. An emotional charge which resonates with Americans opposed to ever-increasing government intervention in their lives and he spectre of “Big Brotherism.” The basis for this claim is that the Act would require uniform standards for identification cards and a format that would allow the information to be electronically exchanged with duly authorized law enforcement agencies.

However, their real opposition seems to be the requirement that these cards be used in employment verification checks to identify illegal aliens and in voter registration/voting identification checks which would severely limit the introduction of spurious votes – the great majority of which are encouraged and cast in favor of the democrats. In tightly-contested elections, such as the recent Norm Coleman/Al Franken election in Minnesota, the elimination of duplicate and spurious votes could have tipped the outcome of the Senate race.

Enter the democrat hypocrisy and duplicity …

Has anyone noticed that the Obama Healthcare plan would require tamperproof identification cards and create a national database of  some of the most personal details of your life including, but not limited to, your employer, your occupation and other non-medical information items? Has anyone noticed that there are no real provisions from preventing any healthcare provider or law enforcement agency from snooping in these records without a warrant or by simply generating an Administrative Notice? Has anyone noticed that the very same problem that dooms the TSA’s (Transportation Security Administration) ludicrous watch list to failure will also allow the accidental compromise of thousands of records. That is, due to the duplicative nature of personal names, a warrant in the name of John Smith can be used to access each and every John Smith record in the database. Especially if other identifiers (Social Security Number, Driver’s License, Address, etc.) are unknown or inaccurate at the time of the search. Aren’t these the very same concerns that the democrats are posing to kill the REAL ID ACT in favor of their weakened PASS ID ACT?

Identification is only a valid as the original identification used to secure the new identification card …

By vetting applicants and verifying their current identification before issuing a new card – complete with biometric information to prevent duplicative identification – the newly issued cards can be thought of as inherently more secure.

But not according to the democrats …

According to the Washington Post …

“Under that [REAL ID] act, states must shift to ‘secure’ driver's licenses and identification cards by verifying that anyone who asks for a driver's license or identification card is actually the person he or she purports to be. States are required to verify an applicant's Social Security number, lawful immigration status and identity.”

Sensible, practical and secure. (DUH!) But not for the democrats who want to embrace illegal aliens, unionize the world and subvert our voting system in their favor. Can you say ACORN – where the confluence of malignant democrat policies are on display for all to see.

“Despite the fact that a unanimous Senate -- including then-Sen. Barack Obama -- passed the Real ID Act, several senators recently introduced legislation known as the Pass ID Act, which promises to return the nation to pre-Sept. 11 dangers.”

The democrat tweak to destroy security …

“Under the Pass ID legislation, about which the secretary of homeland security testified last week, states would no longer need to verify a person's identity before issuing a driver's license or identification card. They would not be required to resolve Social Security number mismatches; nor would they need to ensure the person does not possess duplicate or additional licenses or identification cards issued from other states.”

All for the benefit of illegal aliens and community organizers who want to steal elections by casting illegal and spurious votes that benefit democrats.

Killing present progress …

“So far, 16 states are complying with benchmarks set by the Department of Homeland Security or are on track to comply by the end of this year. States have until 2014 to begin issuing the "secure" driver's licenses and identification cards and until 2017 for full compliance. Why stop the progress we've made?”

What happened to bi-partisanship …

We have just witnessed the passage of  a number of highly suspicious and dangerous bills which have been created in closed-door sessions by democrats with little or no republican influence. Considering that the democrats have apparently stolen the Minnesota Senate race (see what can happen) and have a super-majority of votes, they have been known to exclaim “We won, get over it” when challenged. As if that settles the question and proves their point.

“While developing Real ID, the Bush administration sought and received bipartisan participation. DHS received more than 21,000 comments on the proposed rule and made numerous amendments before issuing the final rule in January 2008. The process was transparent and responsive from beginning to end.”

A clear and present danger …

“The Sept. 11 commission recognized that a driver's license is only as good as the information it contains. The ability of terrorists to obtain multiple driver's licenses and state-issued identification cards increases the security threat to America. The implications are clear: Valid driver's licenses that are issued based on a fraudulently obtained or fake birth certificate exacerbate our national security vulnerabilities.”

Bottom line …

“The Pass ID Act would not fine-tune Real ID; it would neutralize or weaken numerous protections that Real ID provides.

“Congress should not reverse course and ignore the findings of the Sept. 11 commission. Sadly, that is exactly what the Obama administration and a handful of Democratic senators are trying to do.”

It is bad enough that democrats are trying to bankrupt our nation, weaken our military and assume control over the industries and institutions which control our economy – are we going to let the democrats steal votes and aid and abet illegal aliens to break our laws?

I say NO – HELL, NO!

Another egregious deception by democrats ...

It appears that H.R. 2159 the "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act" is more about a domestic liberal democrat "gun control" agenda than it is in keeping arms from the bad guys. Common sense will tell you two things: One, criminals and terrorists do not respect any laws and will steal the weapons they require; and two, law-abiding citizens are the only ones facing criminal penalties for trying to protect themselves and their families when no official police presence is available. More liberal democrat lies and legislation designed to disarm Americans so that our criminals and enemies do not encounter any further diffculty when they injure, maim or kill ordinary law-abiding citizens. Perhaps what scares the government the most about the Second Amendment is that it was created not for sporting events or even self-protection -- but to protect against a government engaged in tyranny! Certainly where the Obama government is heading with their march towards socialism and restricted freedoms.

Remember: be careful and be safe; take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Reference Links:

Lamar Smith, Jim Sensenbrenner, Peter King and Darrell Issa - Pass ID Act Would Be a Real Threat to National Security - washingtonpost.com

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES | OneCitizenSpeaking


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Is AARP trying to aid Obama in killing off senior citizens by endorsing the healthcare bill? Is AARP complicit in the destruction of Medicare for their own profit?

Why is AARP apparently aiding and abetting Obama’s healthcare plan when many of the details are yet to be revealed and the implementation of critical sections will be left to the whims of Cabinet Secretaries who are immune from the consequences of their actions? Is AARP acting in its own self-interests by helping to destroy Medicare to profit from their “for profit” listing on Obama’s so-called “insurance exchange?”

Do you want a system that intends to control costs by using a statistical “best practices” methodology which may deny care to those whose outcomes are less certain than other, and likely, younger patients?

Older people, with serious medical issues, will be denied medical care because the statistical outcomes are unlikely to produce measurable results. This may result in the denial of diagnostic testing, access to medical trials featuring a last ditch attempt to save your life, and a potential mandatory recommendation to hospice care.

Do you want a system which plays GOD – counseling seniors in their later years on “end of life options” and pushing DNR’s (Do Not Resuscitate Orders) on those who may be in medical distress and pain?

Do you want a committee choosing who is to live and who is to die – based on projected costs and politics? Yes, politics – because government employees will be exempted from the system and union members will be exempted from the system.

Many Americans chose Obama because they were dissatisfied with President Bush and the policies he promoted – all negatively portrayed by a media which had apparently surrendered their journalistic ethics and joined Obama in portraying political propaganda as news. Now, after only a relatively few months, we can see what he has done. Paid off all of his supporters with government money and embarked on a destructive path which will forever change the face of our nation.

To pander to the illegal aliens, the poor and the disaffected, Obama is willing to destroy a healthcare system that serves 85% or more of our nation – to pick up an additional 12-20 million people – by destroying our healthcare insurance system, by instituting a healthcare rationing system which will be necessary to serve the system when more people will be served by the same number of medical facilities and doctors. This is not about healthcare, it is about political control and making your healthcare dependent on which party is in office.

To my way of thinking, this should be a high crime and misdemeanor – an impeachable offence. But since that does not seem to be a likely scenario, we need to vote the democrats and their republican sympathizers out of office as soon as possible.

THE FINAL QUESTION: ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE UP YOUR MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR BARACK OBAMA’S DREAM OF A SOCIALIST AMERICA?

If you are unwilling to do your patriotic duty to die before God’s chosen time … we need to take action against AARP, Obama and his radical plans which promote illegal aliens and government officials and employees above averageAmerican citizens toiling in the private sector.

-- steve

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P.S. For those of you who do not believe me … here is the preliminary draft of the healthcare bill– remember the House Version and the Senate version will be reconciled in a closed-door hearing before being completed. The reconciliation committee has the ability to make any number of modifications to the bill before the President’s signature.

Reference Links:

They are not reading the healthcare bill: Conyers indicts a complacent Congress ...

Is AARP playing racial and social politics at their member's expense?

IS AARP SELLING OUT ITS SENIOR CITIZEN MEMBERS? ANOTHER BIDEN GAFFE!

Proof that Obama's healthcare initiative is about political power and control ...

Healthcare: Obama's Happy Talk is empty rhetoric ...

OBAMA STIMULUS: COMPROMISING YOUR HEALTH RECORDS FOR POLITICS AND PROFITS

IS OBAMA PLANNING TO DESTROY A FUNCTIONING HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WHICH SERVES 85% AND REPLACE IT WITH AN UNKNOWN SYSTEM TO COVER AN ADDITIONAL 15%? (Updated)


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Can YOU TRUST Obama and AARP when they speak about an unfinished healthcare bill no one has read?

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There he is, the President of the United States, Barack Obama attempting to reassure the members of AARP that his program is …

  • not socialized medicine;
  • Medicare benefits will not be cut;
  • you will be able to keep your access to your current doctors; and
  • there will be no rationing of healthcare for older Americans.

And the bastard is lying through his teeth. Aided and abetted by AARP who is apparently not acting on behalf of their membership, but acting on behalf of their for-profit entities which make money selling goods and services to senior citizens.

Unlike your legislators who have not read the entire healthcare draft, who do not understand its provisions and cannot possibly understand what tremendous and undefined power is being conveyed to administrative agencies, it does not take much to see that this healthcare initiative is BAD for senior citizens.

We will have a more in-depth report tomorrow. As they say, stay tuned.

-- steve

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P.S. For those of you who do not believe me … here is the preliminary draft of the healthcare bill – remember the House Version and the Senate version will be reconciled in a closed-door hearing before being completed. The reconciliation committee has the ability to make any number of modifications to the bill before the President’s signature.

Reference Links ...

They are not reading the healthcare bill:

Conyers indicts a complacent Congress ...

Is AARP playing racial and social politics at their member's expense?

IS AARP SELLING OUT ITS SENIOR CITIZEN MEMBERS? ANOTHER BIDEN GAFFE!

Proof that Obama's healthcare initiative is about political power and control ...

Healthcare: Obama's Happy Talk is empty rhetoric ...

OBAMA STIMULUS: COMPROMISING YOUR HEALTH RECORDS FOR POLITICS AND PROFITS

IS OBAMA PLANNING TO DESTROY A FUNCTIONING HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WHICH SERVES 85% AND REPLACE IT WITH AN UNKNOWN SYSTEM TO COVER AN ADDITIONAL 15%? (Updated)


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Global Warming: is a liberal orbiting the earth?

What are we to make of news reports trumpeting “Earth bears scars of human destruction – astronaut” when the Canadian astronaut is no more qualified to make such assertion than the average man in the street?

Reuters is reporting …

“Earth bears scars of human destruction – astronaut”

“A Canadian astronaut aboard the International Space Station said on Sunday it looks like Earth's ice caps have melted a bit since he was last in orbit 12 years ago.

Wow! What a memory, that he can remember the size and configuration of the polar ice caps from 12 years ago.

“Bob Thirsk, who is two months into a planned six-month stay aboard the station, said he is mostly in awe when he looks out the window, particularly at the sliver of atmosphere wrapped around the planet.
’It's a very thin veil of atmosphere around the Earth that keeps us alive,’ Thirsk said during an in-flight news conference. ‘Most of the time when I look out the window I'm in awe. But there are some effects of the human destruction of the Earth as well.’"

Considering the greatness of nature and the likelihood that
man has little or no effect on the global climate, one wonders if this is simply one of those opinions that is pre-conditioned by government-funded employment or by the preponderance of articles in the mainstream media?

"This is probably just a perception, but I just have the feeling that the glaciers are melting, the snow capping the mountains is less than it was 12 years ago when I saw it last time," Thrisk said. "That saddens me a little bit."
If Thrisk needs a sympathetic ear, he has 12 crewmates with him, at least until Tuesday, when visiting shuttle Endeavour astronauts are scheduled to depart.

This is not to say that Bob Thrisk is not a well-educated specialist as well as an astronaut.

“Thrisk received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1976, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1978, a Doctorate of Medicine from McGill University in 1982, and a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1998.”

Why I am commenting on one man’s opinion …

It is still one man’s subjective opinion that is being reported. And it has little or nothing to do with his scientific credentials or his position as an astronaut. My objections have nothing to do with Thrisk personally, but with the media’s incessant drumbeat of factoids and tidbits which lodges in the minds of less-critical thinkers and often leads to an overwhelming acceptance of the specious scientific facts that will condition voting on the issue of anthropogenic global warming.

Nobody should underestimate the power of the media to condition public opinion in both social and scientific matters. Especially when the mainstream media has lost its journalistic integrity in its pursuit of ideological and corporate goals. In this case I believe that the mainstream media has bought-in to the notion of global warming mainly to advance a political ideology and agenda with which they agree.

Want to really see what is going on for yourself …

If one were truly serious about measuring the extent and cyclical variations of the polar ice caps and reporting the results in a peer-reviewed scientific publication, they might want to look at a web site that features information about our so-called cryosphere. The site features the ability to compare the side-by-side images of Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent for any two dates in the satellite record from 1979 to the 2008.

Dr. Thirsk flew as a payload specialist aboard space shuttle mission STS-78 in a 17-day mission in June and July of 1996. So we looked at two pictures: one on June 15, 1996 and one on June 15, 2008. (The 2009 data was not available and I did not want to use earlier 2009 pictures which might have shown seasonal variations.)

Could you even remember a comparison between sites such as …?

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“Caveat: Historic snow cover data not displayed on these images. Sea ice concentrations less than 30% are not displayed in these images. Snow cover data is displayed only for most recent dates.”

In addition, and without reference to the Thirsk comment, it should be noted that our scientific records that are being used for modeling purposes might be less than perfect …

“February 17, 2009 - The SSMI sensor seems to be acting up and dropping data swaths from time to time in recent days. Missing swaths will appear on these images as missing data in the southern latitudes. If this persists for more than a few weeks, we will start to fill in these missing data swaths with the ice concentration from the previous day or switch over to the higher resolution AMSR-E sensor. Note - these missing swaths do not affect the timeseries or any other plots on the Cryosphere Today as they are comprised of moving composites of at least three days.”

This is not to say that the scientists are not doing their very best to obtain good data, but that the data used for modeling may have been prepared for model runs by being “replaced, averaged, interpolated or estimated.” And when one considers the tweaking of the model’s numerous parameters, it is my opinion that the output of these models cannot be accepted as scientific observations, scientific fact and thus should not be used to make far-ranging public policy which will have the consequences of severely impacting the economy, raising our taxes, curtailing our freedoms and choices – and all for a political agenda to increase government control over the citizens of the United States. 

I believe that government funding comes with a stiff price – conditioning many people to shade their findings in order to secure additional funding or maintain favor with the “powers that be.” Just as one side derides research being funded by the evil oil companies, might I remind you that the government-funded projects overwhelmingly influence the research that is being offered up by the so-called energy companies.

Who can you believe?

I believe myself.

    • I believe that nature’s impact on the universe cannot be mitigated, halted or reversed by man’s puny efforts at this time.
    • We cannot alter our planet’s position in relation to the Sun which determines the amount of solar energy heating our planet?
    • I do not believe we can alter the weather anymore than I believe that we can alter the output of volcanoes, stop earthquakes or change deep ocean currents.
    • I do not believe that man’s influence on our ecosphere is so great as to portend a global calamity affecting our race.
    • I do believe we should be responsible stewards of our natural resources and clean up pollution wherever it is found.
    • I do not believe that we can curtail pollution by selling government indulgences to allow gross polluters to continue polluting their corner of the planet by purchasing forest lands in another part of the planet. Especially when such credits will be purchased with taxpayer money or from increased energy prices.
    • I do not believe in a “politically correct” energy policy that features windmills and solar farms – to the exclusion of clean, cheap nuclear energy which has been demonized by our enemies (primarily the socialists, communists and anarchists) who want our country to crank back its industrial output and reduce our population growth that we can be assimilated into another political state by fast-breeding foreign influences.

And I believe that mankind will continue to adapt to Earth’s climate changes by doing what they have since the appearance of man on Earth – following the availability of natural resources (water, food and shelter) and use the elements of nature to further insulate us from the consequences of nature.

I do my best to stay current with the scientific literature and comment in my blog. If you disagree, you are free to challenge me by entering comments below or sending me an e-mail using the link below my picture.

Like I have stated before, this blog represents my personal experiment in communication and beats yelling at the television or pounding the dash of my car.

Be well, be safe and take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Reference Links:

Earth bears scars of human destruction - astronaut | Reuters

The Cryosphere Today: a webspace devoted to the current state of our cryosphere


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Conyers indicts a complacent Congress ...

In a startling admission, John Conyers (D-MI) finally confirmed Congress’ dirty little secret: they don’t read long and complicated bills, much less understand exactly what it is they are voting for.

In his own words …

According to CNSNews.com …

"”Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill--Unless They Have 2 Lawyers to Interpret It for Them “

“During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

“’ I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’ said Conyers.”

’What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?’”

What more do you need …

This speaks of Congressional malfeasance and a lack of ability to represent the very constituents who trust in their legislators to protect them from waste, fraud, corruption and malevolent legislations.

Of course, the answer is single-purpose bills and a series of phased implementation goals which would demand the certification of the previous step before proceeding with the next step in the sequence. There would be cost savings and a more controllable atmosphere. Bills would be clear to understand, be free from legal jargon and contain a performance checklist in unambiguous terms. Exactly everything that Congress and their special interests do not want as this would reduce the opportunities to slip special interest loopholes, exclusions, exceptions, carve-outs and grandfathered rights into bills – to the great detriment to the citizen/consumers.

Perhaps we need to send a message …

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Be well, be safe and take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Reference links:

CNSNews.com - Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill--Unless They Have 2 Lawyers to Interpret It for Them


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



KICK THE GAYS OUT OF THE MILITARY!

Before you get your knickers in a twist, I am speaking about demanding single-purpose legislative bills will will allow any subject to be debated openly and be given a straight up-or-down vote -- without ambiguity and legislators waffling about why they voted on a particular bill.

The headline appears to have absolutely no connection with the subject matter of this blog until you realize that Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is attempting to use a defense bill featuring additional funding for continuing the manufacture and maintenance of the  the F-22 Raptor fighter jet to push through a piece of legislation that is seen as being sponsored by the gay community.

Yes, hard as it is to see what a gay issue has to do with a F-22 raptor or military spending, one needs only to highlight the duplicity of legislators who attempt to attach their partisan or special project bills to “must pass” or highly favorable legislation. Making it highly likely that their legislation will escape the scrutiny it deserves and that cowardly legislators, especially those beholden to the special interests, cannot vote against the bill without some further damage to their political career.

Therefore,I find it abhorrent that legislators on both sides of the aisle continue to attach bills to legislation which has little or nothing to do with their legislative initiatives.

Senator Leahy attempts the end-run …

In this case far-left liberal Senator Patrick Leahy has attached the “Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act” to the “Defense Authorization Act” imagining that there would be little or no resistance to the passage of the bill.

Blind-sided by fellow far-left liberal Barack Obama …

Unfortunately, the fight over the cost and necessity of additional F-22 Raptors is mucking up the works. President Barack Obama, no fan of the military and certainly no fan of military funding, has vowed to veto the bill if it arrives on his desk.  Is this the way we want to see our country governed? Pitting civil rights legislation against military spending? Adding tons of special interest pork to every bill that is passed – just to legally bribe legislators into supporting unfavorable bills. Providing them with “I brought home the bacon” excuses when they must face their constituents who clearly were against a particular piece of legislation.

Backroom politics …

Even worse – the conferees who operate in closed back rooms to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill before it is sent to the President for his signature can easily change the amendments to any legislation without further debate.

It’s time to clean up the Congressional Cesspool …

In these socially, economically and militarily troubled times, it is time to hold our legislators to account for their actions. No more legislative “tack-ons” to allow rascally legislators wiggle-room or plausible deniability for their actions. They either voted for the issue, abstained or were not present for the vote. Even the favored Obama tactic of voting “Present” for avoiding controversial votes with political consequences should be outlawed.

And the only way “We the People” can get their attention and prove that we are serious …

Legislators on both sides of the aisle count on the short memories of the American public or hope that emotional pleas on single-issue subjects such as abortion, global warming, healthcare, entitlements, etc. will persuade voters to overlook their past egregious actions and once again return them to office.

The only answer is …

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We are living in dangerous times – brought upon us primarily by the government and legislators who are pandering to the wealthy, the powerful, and the politically-connected who can offer campaign funds and voter support in exchange for legislation and agency rulings which will benefit them – rather than the citizen or consumer. And the only way we can break this cycle is to rise up and kick the bastards out of office. Citizen-imposed term limits! 

In the meantime, be well, be safe and protect yourself and your family first.

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Why we can’t trust our legislators …

Our Congress is now comprised mostly of corrupt and/or complacent ideologues who pander to the special interests that offer campaign funding and voter support. More interested in feathering their own nests than performing their sworn duties to uphold the Constitution and represent their constituents in a fair and unbiased manner. You know our nation is in deep trouble when you find that:

“The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable ROLAND W. BURRIS, a Senator from the State of Illinois. -- (Senate - July 15, 2009)”

Here is a man who appears to have allowed an innocent man to remain on death row even after he knew that someone else had confessed to the crime – all to aid his gubernatorial bid and in spite of the resignations of his deputy attorney general and the lead investigator over his disgraceful behavior. For more on the Roland Burris issue, you may want to read my blog entry “BURRIS: BLAGOJEVICH'S SENATE APPOINTMENT IS MORE THAN TAINTED ... HE'S IMMORAL!

Reference Links:

For those who want to read the bills and see what Leahy is saying …

The Senate is considering the bipartisan Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 as an amendment to the pending National Defense Authorization BillThis important civil rights bill has been pending for more than a decade and has passed the Senate numerous times – in 2007, 2004, 2000, and 1999.  It also has the support of the Attorney General, and the President has asked Congress to take swift action on this bill. 

I thank Senator Collins, Senator Snowe, and the 33 other bipartisan cosponsors for their support for my amendment, which contains the full text of The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act introduced by Senator Kennedy.  I commend the senior Senator from Massachusetts for his steadfast leadership over the last decade in working to expand our Federal hate crimes laws.  I thank the Majority Leader for offering this amendment on my behalf while I chaired the hearing on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.  I had hoped that we would reach a time agreement or at least an agreement to proceed to this bipartisan amendment.  Yet some have sought to further delay passage of this critical measure.  -- Senator Patrick Leahy <Source:Leahy>

S. 909 - Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act; a bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.

 H.R.1913 - Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009; to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.

S.1390 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010; An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



The way it is with the Obama Administration ...

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Quick … the healthcare legislation must be amended to become politically correct.

The New York Post is reporting

“The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as ‘retarded’ -- a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive.”

Oh No! Stop the world – locate and destroy all previous bill copies and reports concerning this legislation until the word “retarded” is replaced with “challenged.”

“The bill refers to: ‘A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . .’”

“The phrase could cause more problems with groups for the developmentally disabled, who were angered when President Obama referred to his poor bowling skills on ‘The Tonight Show’ as ‘like the Special Olympics.’ Obama later apologized.”

Besides the fact that the far-left democrat liberal do-gooders have bastardized (there I go again using another slur) the world with their political correctness, perhaps the word should be used in its proper context.

Obama’s policies have retarded the economic growth and revitalization of the United States!

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell