Thursday, March 19, 2009

This is a Democrat Scandal

President Obama joined yesterday in the clamor of outrage at AIG for paying some $165 million in contractually obligated employee bonuses. He and the rest of the political class thus neatly deflected attention from the larger outrage, which is the five-month Beltway cover-up over who benefited most from the AIG bailout.


The bonuses that the AIG executives were given have nothing to do with the real problem.The most important thing is to understand that THIS GOVERNMENT FAILED. Everything it touches it's brought to ruins.

Congrats to you dems! You ruined this once a great country!!


Hitler Youth-Obama Youth??

The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that supporters are calling the most sweeping reform of nationally-backed volunteer programs since AmeriCorps. But some opponents are strongly criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and forced advocacy.

The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.


What kind of volunteer work is that that will be paid for the services? And how can it be volunteer work when they force you to work?

Lee Cary puts it very well:

"Senator Obama aims to tap into the already active volunteerism of millions of Americans and recruit them to become cogs in a gigantic government machine grinding out his social re-engineering agenda," Lee Cary of the conservative American Thinker wrote at the time about Obama's remarks.

"(His words) were about turning America into one, giant, community organizer's sandbox at enormous cost to taxpayers," Cary wrote.

Does this looks familiar?

From the Lips of an Islamist



Monday, March 16, 2009

Health care like Canada?? No WAY!!!

I found this great site that gives links to a lot of news that shows how "well" the nationalized health care works for our neighbors on the north, Canada:


Surgery postponed indefinitely for 1,000 Kelowna patients- Cathryn Atkinson, April 8, 2008 [Globe and Mail]

Majority of Que. dentists quit health-care system- March 27, 2008 []

Why Ontario keeps sending patients south- Lisa Priest, February 22, 2008 [Globe and Mail]

Will Socialized Health Care in the US Kill Canadians?- Don Surber, March 3, 2008 [Acton Institute]

Wait times for surgery, medical treatments at all-time high: report- October 15, 2007 [CBC News (Canada)]

The Ugly Truth About Canadian Health Care- David Gratzer, Summer 2007 [City Journal]

Cancer patients question why PET scan not covered- May 28, 2007 [CBC News]

BC Medical Association: Waiting Too Long for Hip and Knee Surgery Costs $10,000 Per Patient-Maximum Wait Times Should Be No Longer Than 6 Months- June 28, 2006 [CCN Matthews]

Ont. physician turns away patient for being 55+- March 17, 2006 []

Canada inches toward private medicine- Rebecca Cook Dube, August 8, 2005 [CS Monitor]

Doctor defends private cancer clinic- Gillian Livingston, July 15, 2005 [Canadian Press]

Dogma trumps truth in health-care issues- D’Arcy Jenish, July 7, 2005 [Ontario Business News]
Why Canadians Purchase Private Health Insurance- Walter Williams, June 20, 2005 [Capitalism Magazine]

Doctor welcomes health ruling- June 9, 2005 [CBC Montreal]

Patients shouldn't wait more than 8 weeks for cardiac defibrillator: experts- May 24, 2005 [Canadian Press]

Grads fail to slow doctor shortage- Jennifer O'Brien, May 21, 2005 [London Free Press]

Free Canadian health care comes at cost- April 10, 2005 [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette]

Canada's drug tab reaches $22 billion, report suggests- Sheryl Ubelacker, CP, April 6, 2005 [London Free Press]

Canadian health care is free and first-class -- if you can wait- Beth Duff-Brown, March 19, 2005 [The Associated Press]

Pediatricians, parents warn of shortage of community-based care for children- Colin Perkel, March 4, 2005 [The Canadian Press]

Access to specialists difficult: study- February 16, 2005 [CBC Calgary]

Doctor shortages, frustrations vary from region to region, survey shows- February 15, 2005 []

Montreal leads the country in offering private health care- Aaron Derfel, February 12, 2005 [Montreal Gazette]

Canada falling short on medical imaging- February 9, 2005 []

Creative incentives required to retain older doctors- Dr. Charles Shaver, January 20, 2005 [Toronto Star]

MRI gap defies cash fix- Mark Kennedy, January 14, 2005 [National Post (Canada)]

A boy's plight, a nation's problem- Lisa Priest, January 13, 2005 [The Globe and Mail]

Where's proof private clinics cost more?- Tom Brodbeck, December 4, 2004 [The Winnipeg Sun]
Surgery backlog tops 5,500 at kids' hospitals; One-year waits common- Aaron Derfel, December 3, 2004 [The Gazette (Montreal)]

Hospital wait lists to get worse, Carriere says- Chris Traber, November 14, 2004 []

Frustrated patients can't handle ER waits- Jennifer Stewart and Jeffrey Simpson, October 28, 2004 [The Halifax Herald Limited]

Private medical clinic opens in answers, "an ever-increasing demand from the public for greater accessibility and quality of health services." - October 13, 2004 []

Canadians have higher death risk than Americans after heart attack: study- Sheryl Ubelacker, September 20, 2004 []

Canadian medical tourists in India- Jeremy Copeland, September 20, 2004 [CBC News]

Doctor shortage cripples Canada's free health care- Clifford Krauss, September 18, 2004 [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]

Canada's Once-Proud Public Health System in Crisis- David Ljunggren, September 14, 2004 [Reuters (Ottawa)]

Hospitals to cut, again- September 5, 2004 [Toronto Star]

Canada's Medical Nightmare- Robert J. Cihak, M.D., September 1, 2004 [Health Care News]

Canada faces shortage of doctors- August 19, 2004 [MSNBC]

Canadians losing faith in health system: poll- August 16, 2004 []

Ontario hospitals a health risk- Michael Hurley, August 8, 2004 [Toronto Star]

Need surgery? Here's how long you'll wait"It's inhuman. The quality of my life is horrible and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it." - Jason Fekete, July 28, 2004 [Calgary Herald]

Docs, nurses fed upCanadian doctors and nurses are fed up with inter-governmental "bickering" that is dragging out wait times and causing more pain and suffering for patients. - July 28, 2004 [Winnipeg Sun]

Free Health Care? some cases, patients die on the waiting list because they become too sick to tolerate a procedure. - Walter E. Williams, July 24, 2004 [CATO]

The truth about Canada's ailing health-care systemAll the major candidates in Canada's recent national election acknowledged that the country's health-care system is failing Canadians. - Robert J. Cihak, July 13, 2004 [The Seattle Times]

Health-care crisis looms, even with new moneyCanada's health-care system is "five to 10 years" from the breaking point -- even with cash injections from government, says the new president of the B.C. Medical Association. - Doug Alexander, July 5, 2004 [Vancouver Sun]

Emergency room delays a strong campaign factor"Go into the emergency room — it is the most pitiful piece of work you ever seen in your life." - David Bruser, June 22, 2004 [Toronto Star]

Canadian Health Care in CrisisAnalyst visits NC to describe how single-payer health care really works in practice. - Donna Martinez, June 17, 2004 [Carolina Journal]

Quebec cancer patients sue over waitWomen waited months for radiation; lawsuit could cost system $50-million. - Ingrid Peritz, March 11, 2004 [The Globe and Mail]

Health care: no waiting lists'You get knee surgery within two days ... try and get that in human hospitals.' Canada's [private] pet health-insurance industry is projected to grow at roughly 50 per cent a year... - Robert Scalia, November 30, 2003 [Montreal Gazette]

For some, surgery abroad a welcome answer- Daniel Girard, November 29, 2003 [Toronto Star]
Canadian Doctors Eyeing United States- Clifford Krauss, October 17, 2003 [The New York Times]

The Top Ten Things People Believe About Canadian Health Care, But Shouldn’t- Brian Lee Crowley, October 9, 2003 [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]

Canadians' health at risk, CMA says- Valerie Lawton, September 26, 2003 [Toronto Star]

Burnout is now doctors' ailmentAlmost half of Canadian doctors say they're burned out, emotionally exhausted and blame medicine for putting a drain on their family life. - Karen Palmer, August 20, 2003 [Toronto Star]

New MRI clinic in row over poachingWhile she insists she's not making any money off the venture, she says it provides an income allowance for her and her husband, the other principal in the company. - Theresa Boyle and Robert Benzie, July 28, 2003 [Toronto Star]

Price Controls and Overall Drug SpendingThe Canadian system, however, tends to push up overall spending on prescription drugs, despite the low prices for some brand name ones. - John Melby, July 2, 2003 [Buckeye Institute]

Gore Endorses Canada's Medical System- William L. Anderson, November 29, 2002 [Mises]

How Good is Canadian Health Care?- August 2002 [Fraser Institute]

Canadian Health-Care System Is No Model for Prescription Drug Reform- May 1, 2001 [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]

The Ghost of America's Health Care Future Lives in Canada Today- James Frogue and Robert Moffit, December 25, 2000 [Capitalism Magazine]

Socialized Medicine: The Canadian ExperienceExplores several lessons that can be drawn from the Canadian experience with socialized medicine:
Socialized medicine, although of poor quality, is very expensive;
Political compromise is the result;
Socialized medicine is both a consequence and a great contributor to the idea that economic conditions should be equalized by coercion. - Pierre Lemieux [The Freeman]

Canadian Health Care...if Canadians knew as much as they think they do about the economic and moral workings of Medicare, they might not be as enthusiastic as they are about their cherished right to 'free' health care. - Andrei Kreptul, August 30, 2000 [Mises]

When Patients Become Victims - The Crime of Government-Run Health Care- Merrill Matthews Jr., Ph.D. and Kerri Houston, May 1, 2000 (PDF format)

Socialized Medicine Leaves a Bad Taste in Patients' Mouths- Lawrence W. Reed, February 23, 2000 [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]

Canadians Dissatisfied With Socialized Medicine- January 26, 2000 [NCPA]

Memo to Al Gore: Canadian Medicine Isn't Cheap or Effective- William McArthur, former chief coroner for British Columbia, January 28, 2000

Loved to Death: America's Unresolved Health-Care CrisisAs Canada's national government slashes spending on medical care in order to reduce the deficit, local provinces are reducing medical staff. In Ontario, pregnant women are being sent to Detroit because no obstetricians are available. Specialists of all kinds are in short supply. Patients have to wait eight weeks for an MRI, ten weeks for referral to a specialist, and four months for heart bypass surgery. - Michael J. Hurd, November 1997 [Liberty Haven]

Is Canadian Health care a Good Model for the U.S. to Follow?- Michael Walker, August 1994 [Liberty Haven]

Health of the State (commentary by a cancer survivor)I tell you this not to alarm you, to elicit sympathy, or to bore you. I tell you because the episode has been, for me, a salutary lesson (just in case I needed one) in why the government should not be allowed anywhere near a syringe, a dressing, a scalpel, an oxygen mask, a tissue sample — anything to do with health.

Michigan Shouldn't Copy Canada's Health System- Lawrence W. Reed, July 29, 1991 [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]

And there is more info, from England, from Europe, Cuba..... Just take note what it will happen to us if we follow!!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

NEW School prayer

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King..
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Medical Profession Speaks out on the Financial Bail-Out Package

The Medical Profession Speaks out on the Financial Bail-Out Package:

The allergists voted to scratch it, and the dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve, and the obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception. The ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'

The psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, the radiologists could see right through it, and the surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing. The internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the plastic surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter." The podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the urologist felt the scheme wouldn't hold water. The anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas; and the cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the proctologists left the decision up to the asses in Washington.


Friday, March 6, 2009

More Legislative Activity?

After much heated debate on the house floor, legislation was passed today to allow a growing number of families to cook meals for their families in their homes. The children must have annual physical examinations to assure proper growth and weight gain. Attempts to require weekly meal plans and monthly kitchen inspections were voted down.

A spokesperson from the National Association of Nutritionists (NANs) condemns this decision."These children are being denied the rich socialization and diversity that is an essential part of the eating process. Without the proper nutritional background, it is impossible for the average person to feed their own children. We, as child advocates, see this as a step backwards and speak out for the sake of the children who cannot speak for themselves."

Homecooking parents say the benefits of eating at home include increased family unity and the ability to tailor a diet to a particular need. Elizabeth Crocker, a home cook, states, "We started cooking and eating at home when we realized that my son had a severe allergy to eggs. The public kitchens required him to take numerous medications that had serious side effects in order to counteract his allergy. We found that eliminating eggs was a simpler method and our son has thrived since we began doing so."

After this experience, the Crockers decided to homecook for all of their children, and converted their media room into a kitchen. Elizabeth says, "We have experienced so much closeness as we have explored recipes and spent time cooking together and eating together. We have a dining circle with other families where we sometimes share ideas and meals together."

The Crocker children have done well physically under their mother's care, weighing in at optimum weights for their ages and having health records far above average. It should be noted that Mrs. Crocker, while not a professional nutritionist, has a family history rich with nutritionists and home economists. "Surely the success of the Crocker children is due to the background of their mother,"responded the spokesman from NANs. "The results they have achieved should not be viewed as normative." Mrs. Crocker counters that her background was actually a hindrance to the nutritional principles she follows. "Our paternal great-grandmother was a home economist, but she prepared most meal from pre-made mixes. In our homecooking we try not to duplicate public-kitchen meals, but to tailor our meals to the needs and preferences of our children."

In a related issue, legislation is in committee that would provide oversight for the emerging homecooking movement. Says the Home Eating Legal Defense Association (HELDA): "We want to provide umbrella kitchens to aid parents in the complicated tasks of feeding their children. Many families lack the expertise of the Crocker family, yet desire to eat at home. As we have seen, the umbrella kitchens meet the needs of all concerned. We are happy to provide this service."


The 7 Wonders of Communism

1. Everybody had jobs.

2. Although everyone had jobs, no one was working.

3. Although no one was working, the plan exceeded 100%.

4. Although the plan exceeded 100%, you could not buy anything.

5. Although you could not buy anything, everybody had everything.

6. Although everyone had everything, all of them were stealing.

7. Although they were stealing, there never was missing anything.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Japanese banks have been hit almost as hard as American banks:

The Origami Bank has folded, and we hear the Sumo Bank has gone belly-up too.

Bonsai Bank plans to cut some of its branches.

Karaoke Bank is for sale and is going for a song.

Meanwhile, staff at Karate Bank got the chop, and analysts report there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank, where workers fear they may get a raw deal.

Three guys are fishing on a lake when an angel appears in the boat with them. The first guy gets over his shock and humbly says to the angel, "I've suffered from back pain for years. Is it too much to ask that you help me?" The angel touches the man's back, and he feels instant relief.

The second guy points to his Coke-bottle glasses and asks if the angel could cure his poor eyesight. The angel tosses the man's glasses into the lake. When they hit the water, the man's vision clears, and he can see everything distinctly.

The angel now turns to the third guy, who throws up his hands in fear. "Don't touch me!" he cries. "I'm on disability!"