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A few thoughts

I am really busy with family stuff this weekend -- as I should be. I checked in though and wanted to just pass along a few thoughts.

1. If you want to see conservative films coming out of Hollywood, go see An American Carol this weekend. I am going to see it tomorrow and will post a review afterward, but one that I read a couple of weeks ago made me very eager to see it. Even if the movie does not look like your cup of tea (I am not generally into the Scary Movie, etc. genre), please go support it. You know liberals will be going to see Oliver's Stone's movie about George Bush even though the ads for it look ridiculous. They have the gall to say it is a TRUE STORY. Puh-leeze. Kinda like Keith Olbermann reports the truth. Anyway, it is a relatively cheap way to support a conservative cause (especially if you pass on the popcorn) and probably the biggest voice you will actually have in what comes out of Hollywood in quite some time. It is especially important that it have a good opening weekend so it will get some good buzz. I'll check in tomorrow night with my take on the movie.

2. One thing has occurred to me as I have listened to all the Obama ads this weekend. (He has overspent John McCain here in NC by over 8 million dollars and is paying people $8/hour to register voters for Obama here so I have had to listen to and watch a whole lotta Obama lately). Many of the ads focus on how horrible McCain's health care plan would be and I wonder if people realize that it doesn't really matter what any of McCain's plans look like. If McCain is elected he will have a Democrat controlled Congress to deal with. He won't get anything passed until it has been significantly changed by the Dems, or unless it is such a popular idea that the public demands it be passed in original form. Either way, in a McCain presidency conservatives will not get their way unless the idea is something the majority of the public really wants. The same cannot be said for Obama's plans because he will have a Dem congress to rubber stamp anything he submits.

Is everyone following? In other words, it is much more important to look at what Obama is proposing right now because whatever he proposes, he is going to have the votes to get it passed almost certainly in its original form. If you want a tax plan that takes money from you and gives even more of it (in check form) to people who currently pay no taxes, that is exactly what you are going to get. If you want a tax plan that will put additional tax burden on small businesses forcing them to cut back and lay people off to make ends meet, that is what you will get. If you want far left policies, that is what you will get with Obama. Barring a miracle, the Congress will still be controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. There will be no check and balance on Obama's plans. After he has appointed two or three Supreme Court justices, forget checks and balances altogether -- he will have a blank check.

3. I am reading emails from readers and fellow bloggers who are worried that this might be our last free election if Obama is elected. It sounds a little extreme and over the top, but when I read their reasons for feeling that way it makes too much sense. Between the rampant voter fraud being perpetrated by liberals at ACORN and elsewhere across the country, the Democrats' refusal to even pass a law to require people show ID to vote, and the liberal media's absolute non-interest in doing much to inform the public about the situation, I am beginning to see the reason for their concern. If Dems get their way and are able to effectively shut down talk radio and other conservative outlets by reviving the Fairness Doctrine, our free speech will be stifled so the Obamagovernment will be able to do just about anything they want to control our elections and the public might not even know about it. Doubt it will happen? With Obama in the White House, the Dems controlling Cnogress and Obama's newly shaped Supreme Court seated, exactly what would there be to stop it? The leftwing media? I hate to sound like an alarmist, but there is as much evidence to point to such an outcome as there is that my SUV is going to cause the extinction of the polar bear.


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I am a Registered Nurse. M... (Below threshold)

I am a Registered Nurse. My employer sponsored Healthcare left me owing $8000.00 out of my pocket after an illness this year. I have had to have many claims resubmitted, because the insurance company is trying to avoid paying. I have two chiildren too support and this has caused me great difficulty. Mccains healthcare plan is ridiculous. I for one do not want my healthcare eft up to the goodwill of corporations we already know where that will get us.

If you believe # 3 you ough... (Below threshold)

If you believe # 3 you ought to flee the country ASAP. Come to think of it, that's be a great idea for those on the looney right.

JFO,Obviously, you... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:


Obviously, you have not been following the recent news from the St. Louis, MO area.
Obama's supporters are trying NOW to shut down opposition voices.

Indeed, in the spirit of Obamamania, if I were in charge here every one of your numerous posts would be summarily disemvoweled.
If I were in charge.
And in the spirit of the Obamamessiah's suppression of disagreement.

"....this might be our last... (Below threshold)

"....this might be our last free election if Obama is elected..."

You actually believe that Sky Captain? You really, really, honest-to-god think that?

If those of you who believe that are willing to start a "We Ought To Leave America Fund" after the election I'll happily throw in a few bucks to help you go.

We are just finishing 8 years of the reign of the most reckless, law-breaking, Constitution ignoring dolt in the history of this country and you are afraid that if Obama wins we'll never have another free election Lorie? Actually, it's not funny that you believe that. It's just sad and kind of pathetic.

The recent "Obama Youth" vi... (Below threshold)

The recent "Obama Youth" video prompted a number of discussions about Hayek's "The Road To Serfdom." One of the points in Hayek's exposition involves The Party rallying the people together using negative motivation, usually against a scapegoat minority or unpopular ideal.

I am more than sufficiently convinced that an Obama regime would attempt to gain an unprecedented amount of political control by rallying America together against an ideal that all of us would agree is bad - RACISM. And boy, will we be surprised when we learn where racism is lurking:

  • Talk Radio (liberals have accused Rush Limbaugh of racism for twenty years -- blogs will be next)

  • Free Markets (witness the pummeling of banks and other credit institutions over bogus claims of racism in their lending practices)
  • "Big Business" (Remember the Texaco "jellybean" smear? That kind of harassment is just the tip if the iceberg)
  • Traditional voter registration and election systems (Here's where I agree with you, Lori, because registering voters and requiring ID's to vote is just so ... racist)
  • The War on Terror (Because in the minds of radical progressives, the GWOT is nothing more than rich light-skinned people beating up on poor dark-skinned ones)
  • The Republican Party (Too many smears by the likes of Julian Bond, Kweisi Mfume, and others to list here; suffice to say it is liberal gospel that the Republican party exists solely to promote war, greed, and racism)

You get the idea.

Emboldened by an Obama victory and total Democrat control of the executive and legislative branches of government, and aided by the mainstream media, television, music, and movie industries, the "Diversity Industrial Complex" will, I think, have the potential to make Goebbels and the Nazi propaganda machine look like amateurs.

I don't think it's beyond reason to imagine a seemingly sincere effort to stamp out institutionalized racism turning into a rigid system of compliance. Such a system -- for our own good, of course -- would so thoroughly marginalize, intimidate, and castigate anyone who dares to question it or refuses to conform to it as to render our "freedom" essentially meaningless.

MikeAnd were that ... (Below threshold)


And were that true how would that be any different than the way the country has been run for the past 8 years.

And god forbid we should do anything to combat racism in this country. Yeah I know racism and global warming are figments of the imagination.

From your picture, Lorie, i... (Below threshold)
JFO support:

From your picture, Lorie, it looks like laying off the popcorn might be a good idea anyway.
notiz=You are way over the line JFO, time for you to move on.

JFO, the true racists are o... (Below threshold)

JFO, the true racists are on the left. Deal with it. You ARE the racists.

Other than terrorists/peopl... (Below threshold)

Other than terrorists/people plotting terrorist activity, exactly who has the Bush admin. actually done all of these terrible things to? No one. If what the marxist wack jobs posting here was true, then every org. from code pinko to airhead radio would've been shut down and destroyed years ago.

This all serves to illustrate the successful infiltration of the communist ethos into our culture over the last 80 years or so: There is no such thing as truth. There is only ones agenda and to that end, one must lie, corrupt, strong arm, plagiarize, bully, extort etc. while simultaneously acusing your opposition of the same. When assisted by the media this accomplishes two things: 1)Obfuscation of your sides intent/bad behaviour 2)Causes serious doubt in the least, and, totally demonizes the other side at best, in the minds of, already softened up from years of the "drumbeat", the brainwashed masses.

Smile folks, you live in a time when the enemy is at its greatest strength and ability. Which means: You are being afforded the greatest opportunity for inspiration in what is, up until now in human history, the greatest challenge to the survival of man.

We could clearly see Hitler, Tojo and Stalin and the others before them but now, the face of evil is running your city council when they make a resolution condemning our armed military personnel, and, "educating" your children, and, "entertaining" them(and you), and maybe soon, running the country with the power and force of ALL 3 branches of government.

We must maintain our cheer and remain strong because, I don't know about you but, I aint goin' nowhere. The hand that tries to shut me up will return to its master as a bloody stump.

Keep givin' 'em hell everyone! And be proud of where we came from, not fretting about where we're going. Never give up or act disheartened, the kids are watching you.

I am at a loss for words. ... (Below threshold)

I am at a loss for words. I was reading Blue, and saw the posting that Obama was leading McCain 353-185 in electoral votes. Paul Hooson attributed that to the election projection website, but when I went to that website, it showed Obama ahead 273-265 as of Sept. 29. When I tried to comment on the discrepancy, I was informed I was not allowed to comment on their website. I can't imagine why, as I have never posted there before. What is the deal with Blue?

Ok, I found the numbers he ... (Below threshold)

Ok, I found the numbers he was talking about, but I don't buy it. The VP debate was not that lopsided. I do believe Sarah could have done better, but I'm guessing her people were worried she'd come across as a shrew or something. Anyway, I'm very skeptical about those poll numbers. That doesn't quell my curiosity about Blue, though. Why ban a person who has never tried to comment before?

Mark,I'm not sure ... (Below threshold)
gracecurl Author Profile Page:


I'm not sure exactly what world you live in... but maybe, besides getting on some
good meds. you need to get out of Mom and Dads basement and meet some real people.

Why would anyone want to po... (Below threshold)

Why would anyone want to post on blue? It's like arguing with the shut minds who inhabit this place: the exercise only serves to encourage their insipid and boring posts and puts the intelligence of the one arguing with them at risk.

Stupidity is contageous, you know that don't you? Just listen to michael dead-cred. He was, once-upon-a-time, an intelligent human being. Now he is reduced to focusing on the capture of Sasquatch, or frothing at the mouth about "taggers", or speaking in a mock English accent to impress one of his looney guests, or calling patrick fitzgerald a "great American" and on and on in between his pathetic attempts to convince some guy from the nation of islam that there isn't really a "mother wheel" in the sky waiting to "armegedon the U.S." before picking up all of the good people of color.

summary: By not exposing your brain to several more rounds of their vapid, hate filled, non-sensical swill, they did you a favor. Be grateful and get on with a life free from the frustration of thinking that you're engaging with minds capable of engagement.

"....Thank God almighty (you're) free at last!"

"If those of you who bel... (Below threshold)

"If those of you who believe that are willing to start a "We Ought To Leave America Fund" after the election I'll happily throw in a few bucks to help you go."

Now that's funny. After the plethora of liberals after the last two general elections saying, "I'm moving to Canada, France, whatever," You use this as a depiction of the right?

"And were that true how would that be any different than the way the country has been run for the past 8 years."

No. You tell us how it's the same.

It is rather difficult to t... (Below threshold)

It is rather difficult to think American Justice would survive the Chicago Mob Machine with The Party of Fascist Lawyers controlling the majority in Congress.

I'm voting for the Party of Freedom, at least Republicans stand for something identifibly American though I wish the Pork-busting bloggers had focused a bit more on the burning house...looking back, $28 billion in earmarks looks much better than the almost $1.2 trillion looted by the Freddie-Frannie Frauders.

Live and Learn.

Senja, you are full of it. ... (Below threshold)

Senja, you are full of it. All treatments are pre certed and you are well aware of the costs BEFORE anything major. It is one thing to support Obama, but another to put forth your faux medical bad story. Go to the post office, watch FEMA, go to the SS Administration. That is your government in operation. You really want to put your healthcare needs in their hands? That is idiotic. Plus, you claim you are a nurse. You make a very decent wage not counting the fact you should well understand the costs up front by just going to the BO. You are a fraud. ww

Too many lawyers.W... (Below threshold)

Too many lawyers.

We obviously have a society currently constructed on the principal of a "victim mentality." The attitude infects both the conservative and liberal mind sets, with liberals more attuned to their inner child than those of a more conservative bent.

There are a large number of rationals behind the thought patterns, but in our individual lives, the legal profession has led the charge. And conservatives have sat on the sidelines mouthing off about it and done precisely little or nothing to stop it.

Look at the current mess we are in. It is easy to trace the seed of destruction that was planted; the CRA of 1977. But it could have been something else. This is the sixth or seventh time in our nation's history we have seen a housing bubble.

If conservatives were really controlled by the rich (we aren't), then instead of profiting temporarily from the bubble, conservatives would have done something about it. But we didn't. Oh, we had half hearted attempts to rein in the excesses of Fannie and Freddie, but there was no "Scream from the rooftops" warning.

Instead of acting as conservatives, those we elected in that name tried to outspend those of more liberal bent (Democrats) and wasted the political capital earned by Newt and his revolution in the 90's then squandered. And our President decided to sit on the sidelines domestically and attempt to manage a war without engaging the American people at the level that guaranteed real victory.

Bush did the same thing LBJ did. It didn't work for LBJ and while it has somewhat worked for Bush, at what cost? Bush will get credit in history for temporarily stopping the terrorists through shutting down the open camps in Afghanistan. Bush, more importantly, provided a convenient and armed target in Iraq for those who wanted to commit suicide on the altar of their perverted religion which they did in the tens of thousands. Better there than in our malls.

While better than stopping them after they shot up a few malls to make their point, Bush's tactics have given temporary solace to the proponents of "Victim mentality" that infest our own nation. Unfortunately too many of our own citizens related to the terrorists because they don't have the world view of who the terrorists really are. Instead, we focused on the mothers and kids the terrorists hide behind and blamed our solders for shooting back.

LBJ constructed the "Great Society." This was his way of hanging on to power in the face of an unpopular war. And the remnants of the Great Society plague us today with quotas and programs that do little good, yet spend the money to be earned by our kids in ever escalating debt we can only pay off by inflating our economy beyond reason.

And that trick will have its own reward in human misery.

What was our choice in 2000 and 2004? If you look at the antics of Al Gore and John Kerry in subsequent years, we elected the better of two bad choices each time. Bush will leave office insuring that there is little money to spend on expanding our government. But if Obama is elected, they will try anyway. If McCain is elected, he will try to stop spending our national wealth on stupid, but a Democratic Congress will do its best to remain in power by continuing to focus on the "Victim mentality" we have gotten used to.

Bush will be blamed for everything.

The world isn't going to come to an end either way. It didn't come to an end when Bush was elected and it won't come to an end if Obama slithers his way into office. Sooner or later, we will wake up to the real problems around us and the thinking of a majority of Americans will start to focus on real solutions, starting with the hard headed view that we cannot support all the drones in the level of comfort they think they deserve.

Senja:Do you frequ... (Below threshold)


Do you frequent allnurses.com? Do read the posts by those in State controlled Health care countries?

I am a Registered Nurse. My employer sponsored Healthcare left me owing $8000.00 out of my pocket after an illness this year. I have had to have many claims resubmitted, because the insurance company is trying to avoid paying. I have two chiildren too support and this has caused me great difficulty. Mccains healthcare plan is ridiculous. I for one do not want my healthcare eft up to the goodwill of corporations we already know where that will get us.

So you would rather have the government decide? You must be kidding. The run up of health care costs are the result of two factors; one, we spend half of health care dollars keeping people alive for one.more.year. Another appreciable expense is playing CYA because of trial lawyers. How much of your daily nursing day is spent on attending to patients and how much is spent of extra paperwork? Another huge expense is medical care of those who are here illegally.

Yea, our health care system is in need of an overhaul. But you can't fix stupid. How many of those without insurance or the underinsured take their kids for FREE flu shots? Would you believe less than 20%?

You want a solution to your individual problem and you want the government to provide it. If you review the cases from places where the government controls health care, you might change your mind.

Busted...... (Below threshold)


The problem isn't too many ... (Below threshold)

The problem isn't too many lawyers, it's too many baby-boomers and their insipid ideas they're passing on to the younger generations. At least the ones who can't think for themselves.

StevefromMKE:I'm a... (Below threshold)


I'm a baby boomer, and I've been fighting
this poison since I was in senior high school.
My generation has caused great ruin to this
country by believing they never had to grow up,
and be responsible mature citizens.
The younger generations have no clue as to the
freedoms we have lost since the 1960s.
I keep hoping the next generation
will wake up, be aware, draw a line
in the sand, and tell the mischief makers to sod off.

Here read this and think ab... (Below threshold)
So, you are essentially say... (Below threshold)

So, you are essentially saying that what McCain says is inconsiquential since he will be a completely ineffective president? Because he will be in office with a Democratic congress? Hence, we should ignore what McCain says and only require Obama to justify his statements? You logic, sir, is dizzying.

"it is much more important ... (Below threshold)
Just John:

"it is much more important to look at what Obama is proposing right now because whatever he proposes, he is going to have the votes to get it passed almost certainly in its original form."

Does that mean we'll stop hearing about Ayers & Wright & Rezko & Kindergarten Sex education & infanticide? And start hearing about actual issues (jobs, health care, war) and proposed solutions? That's be nice, but I doubt McCain will go for it.

There is no law in the US r... (Below threshold)

There is no law in the US requiring you to carry a photo ID. Unlike most countries, we have no national ID card. This is a pretty conservative, limited-government idea.

Somehow, democracy has made it through two centuries without it.

As for health care, there are some simple facts. We pay about twice as much for our care as the next most expensive industrialized nation and our public health outcomes (life expectancy, overall health, etc.) are not as good. We're getting a bad deal. We also ration healthcare (in an all-or-nothing kind of system). And we also the most expensive healthcare bureacracy in the world; the money we pay to private insurers to adminiter the system makes Britain's NHS look like a sleek model of efficiency.

I don't think the answer is just take another country's system and institute here. Nor do I think centralized delivery of services is a good idea.

But any healthcare discussion that doesn't start by recognizing a basic fact - American healthcare is incredibly expensive but doesn't deliver higher quality - is already taking place in fantasyland.

And any discussion that doesn't separate financing and delivery - they are two different things, and other nations have taken many different approaches to both - is bound to be silly.

I haven't had time to read ... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

I haven't had time to read all the comments yet so I am just starting with the last one (#25) first.

I don't see why we have to produce some form of identification to do just about everything else in this country, but not to vote. Everyone in this country is not allowed to vote. Thoese here illegally should not be voting. Those who are allowed to vote are only allowed to vote once -- legally anyway. How else can you maintain the itegrity of the system, if you are not allowed to make sure those who are voting are who they say they are?

As for Britain's great health care system or any other country's, don't even get me started. My daughter is having her fourth surgery in 12 months on Tuesday and I know all about how insurance works, and it is far from perfect, but I am also part of a group that shares information about her condition and have read emails from people whose kids have the same condition in Canada and Britain and they have had to wait over 6 months for a surgery that we were able to get in several weeks. The condition, cholesteatoma, is aggressive in my daughter's case and if we had had to wait 6 months for any of her surgeries she probably would have already lost all hearing in one ear and could possibly have had had severe nerve damage or worse.

We are struggling financially due to the many expenses, but I would happily be in our position rather than be in a country where I had to sit and watch my child's condition deteriorate because she was on a waiting list for a surgery she needed. That is one of the worst things I can imagine.

I really, really don't like to bring my kids up because some on the left are so nasty, but that really struck a nerve and I think some who have not had to face this kind of situation might not realize the downside of nationalized healthcare.

Lorie, you've been <a href=... (Below threshold)
Gary Ruppert:

Lorie, you've been brutally mocked at Sadly,No!

This all serves to... (Below threshold)
This all serves to illustrate the successful infiltration of the communist ethos into our culture over the last 80 years or so:

I know.

That ethos is just so damn good a infiltrating stuff. You think you're safe and then BAM! its up in your grill from out of nowhere.

"Liberty cann... (Below threshold)

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this,they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge;
I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers."

-- John Adams (Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 253.

I know.That e... (Below threshold)
I know.

That ethos is just so damn good a infiltrating stuff. You think you're safe and then BAM! its up in your grill from out of nowhere.

No, you don't, otherwise you would at least be able to spell libertarian. At this point, your ignorance is your enemy.

For those in denial and need a refresher, this influence will continue and much has already occurred. Remember that sh*t art that was displayed on the White House lawn in the 90s and Hilary was showing it off like it was the next big thing? That is just one of many influences that is taking over in this country, courtesy of the government stronghold. This list was created just 45 years ago. Prove it isn't true:


1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


Prove it isn't true:... (Below threshold)

Prove it isn't true:

Prove your head isn't up your ass.

LaMedusa,That is i... (Below threshold)


That is incredible. Someone I care about alot believes that the "Zeitgeist" movie that's all over youtube, google video, etc. is at it's base, a very truthful presentation (mostly as pertains the last part, which talks about capitalism as the real reason for ALL wars, social injustice, blah-blah). I'm gonna send them this list and keep praying, but I don't know if there's hope for someone who believes paranoid stuff like that.

You know a good shrink?

1. Posted by senja <br /... (Below threshold)

1. Posted by senja
I am a Registered Nurse. My employer sponsored Healthcare left me owing $8000.00 out of my pocket after an illness this year. I have had to have many claims resubmitted, because the insurance company is trying to avoid paying. I have two chiildren too support and this has caused me great difficulty. Mccains healthcare plan is ridiculous. I for one do not want my healthcare eft up to the goodwill of corporations we already know where that will get us.

To quote P.J. O'Rourke, if you think health care is expensive now, just wait till you see how expensive it will be when it's free!

Not to mention the incentives that will be offered to encourage suicide in 'useless' populations like the disabled and elderly.

From The American Thinker:
Oregon seems to have found a surefire way to lower health care costs: Tell the patient you'll pay for drugs that will end her life, but not those that would extend her life. Here's how it works:

In May 2008, 64-year-old retired school bus driver Barbara Wagner received bad news from her doctor. She found out that her cancer, which had been in remission for two years, had returned. Then, she got some good news. Her doctor gave her a prescription that would likely slow the cancer's growth and extend her life. She was relieved by the news and also by the fact that she had health care coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

It didn't take long for her hopes to be dashed.

Barbara Wagner was notified by letter that the Oregon Health Plan wouldn't cover her prescription. But the letter didn't leave it at that. It also notified her that, although it wouldn't cover her prescription, it would cover assisted suicide.

Read the whole thing at.....






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