The scare tactics start

I mentioned this before (Can we survive?),  but it is getting loud!

Chanting and waving handmade signs, Richmond-area parents, teachers and children greeted state lawmakers walking into the General Assembly Building yesterday, just before the money committees unveiled their proposed changes to the state’s budget.

Erin Warby turned out yesterday with her two children and a lesson plan.

“I work very hard and stress education to them,” said the single mother from Richmond who worked full time while putting herself through college. “I think it’s extremely important to teach them that when you don’t agree with your elected leaders, it’s important to let them know.”

Richmond kindergarten teacher Ollie Hill fears that cuts will hit the parts of the school experience that can keep kids engaged — programs like foreign language and pre-K.

I am still waiting for a solution from these people….holding my breath…..oh…other then raising taxes!

Just a reminder, the education of our children is the responsibility of the parents, not the state!

We talked about it here.


Sorry for another video, but I love this kind of patriotic stuff!  This is a very cool video just over a minute long of the Scott Brown miracle!

I have always treasured the Founding Father’s grit, passion, and sacrifice! Their amazing faith in Divine Providence and how it resulted in the miracle that is this country! 

Doesn’t make you want to fight more?  Put up with less? Demand a return to those founding principles? 

Let’s keep the miracle alive!

Warner is Scrooge or Grinch?

Mark Warner is either extremely stupid or extremely gullible! 

You decide:

“While not perfect, this legislation will lower insurance premium costs for the majority of families and businesses. It will reduce the deficit by more than three-quarters of a trillion dollars over the next 20 years, and it will add at least nine years to the life of the Medicare Trust Fund.”

I have a better chance of being President than any of these comments coming true!  NONE!  Never in history has it happened! He told Jimmy Barrett the same thing! I wonder if Warner knows something I don’t?

“If we fail to act, Virginia’s small businesses will continue to see double-digit premium increases every year, and Virginia families could see up to 40 percent of their take-home pay consumed by health-care expenses by the year 2016,” Warner said in a statement.

If we fail in let government’s 118 new agencies will make it cheaper?  What a dope!  And WHO SAY DO NOTHING?????  No one!  Ever heard of a “strawman” argument?

So, did Warner still Christmas (Grinch)or is he just the greedy, old, cranky rich man who is looking out for himself (Scrooge)?

Either way….puke!

Can we survive?

Budgets (public, government) are shrinking…fast!  And the question on the minds of Virignians…..Can we survive without government services?  The Times-Dispatch has many articles detailing the “downfall of society”:

Officials seek ways to deal with budget shortfall

Virginia tax collections reflect struggling economy

Get ready folks…here it comes!  The biggest whine-fest, horror-story, fear-mongering you have ever heard!  Remember, only you and your family can live with less, never the government!  But, even I, understand these cuts are going to have to be deep! 

Something very good can come of this….peope will begin to learn that life can really go on and life can function without government programs and services!  Yes!  It can!  (or should I say, “Yes, we can!”)  Where services are vital…the private sector can respond…where serives where niceties in good times…they can go away (just like your home when things get tough!)

However, I have already heard rumors (mostly from the education establishment,  not the only time, and not the first time) that some will be asking for a tax increase!  OF COURSE! 

Get ready…fight against any proposal to raise fees and taxes!  As a reminder, the gutless, easy thing to do is run to the taxpayers for help by raising taxes…courage is cutting programs and waste!  Lets watch and see who is Gutless or Courageous!

Because we can survive!

Can’t we?

Another Crazy Obama Czar

I tell my kids that people will judge you by the people you surround yourself with!  It says a lot about your character and the things that are important to you.  My kids are still fairly young and still have a hard time grasping the concept, but adults should understand completely!

This is why the Czars in Obama Adminstration are so important.  It speaks to who he really is and his character!

Cass Sunstein is one of these flakes!  In his 2004 book “The Second Bill of Rights” he openly argues for bringing socialism to the U.S. and even lends support to communism.

But he goes on to state that the reason we don’t have Socialism is because America is racists!

“The absence of a European-style social welfare state is certainly connected with the widespread perception among the white majority that the relevant programs would disproportionately benefit African Americans (and more recently Hispanics)..”

The U.S. should move in the direction of socialism but the country’s “white majority” opposes welfare since such programs largely would benefit minorities, especially blacks and Hispanics, argued President Obama’s newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.

I forgot…I shouldn’t confuse your passion for Obama as having anything to do with facts or reason…its pure emotion!  Enjoy your “hope and change” to Socialism!

Audio here!


This says it all…

“For those who question the character and cause of my nation, I ask you to look at the concrete actions we have taken in just nine months.”

One little sentence in the middle of Obama’s speech to the UN says it all about his view of America and about who he thinks he is!

The first half, “For those who question the character and cause of my nation,” was fine.  In fact, it would be a great spring board into the great history of America and the great things we have done as a nation for the world.  Or it would be a perfect lead into to simply saying..stick it in your ear!  The first half of this sentence is obviously directed to the thugs and dictators in the room who have a problem with us…the correct response should have been one of indignation!  How dare you criticize this country!  The only country that feeds, cares, and protects the world!  The only country that offers the hope of real freedom and the only country that comes to the rescue of your people in your stupid, pathetic countries!  America should be thanked, not criticized!

BUT…thats not what we got!  What we got was the second half of this one little sentence,  “I ask you to look at the concrete actions we have taken in just nine months!”  An absolute AGREEMENT that our “character and cause” should be questioned!  We were a rotten country..UNTIL 9 months ago!!  What a cocky, concieted, arrogant joke!  And some of you people thought GWB was cocky!  The difference….GWB was cocky about America and OBAMA is cocky about himself!  This statement is a obamantion! It tells everything we need to know about the Obama’s…they harbor disdain for AMerica!  No question about it!  From the beginning when Michelle Obama said that this is the first time in her life she is proud of America, Rev Wright, and the speech in Cairo!

What a wonderful Commander-in-Chief!   PUKE!

We talked about it here!

When will you take a stand..

against this over-reaching Federal Government?  If you weren’t in DC for the “Million Man” march (or at Bailey’s Pub and Grill) then what will it take for you to get involved?

Will it be

Can you think of any more items to add to the above list that would convince someone that freedom is at risk?

Wake up America…pray for our country!

“You Lie”

Rep. Wilson Outburst Leads Senate Dems to Close Loophole in Health Reform Bill

No! Say it ain’t so!  But Obama assured me that it wasn’t true…well, he was wrong!  But..the good news I can be assured of the other things he said… like, “government will never make me join the public option”, and “”protect me against my insurance company!”  Only the government can…opps….only “Obama’s” Government can!

The Congressional Research Service has indicated that indeed the bills that are before Congress would include illegal aliens,” Wilson said. “And I think this is wrong.”

Indeed, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service study found that the House health care bill does not restrict illegal immigrants from receiving health care coverage.

House Republican Minority Leader John Boehner amplified the complaint that without proof of citizenship, illegal immigrants could be insured.

“There were two opportunities for House Democrats to make clear that illegal immigrants wouldn’t be covered by putting in requirements to show citizenships,” he said. “Both of those amendments were, in fact, rejected.”

Facts are the darndest things!  Maybe…Obama was only talking about his bill…yeah..that’s it!  WAIT….he doesn”t have a bill!  Well…I guess we are to believe that “IF” he had a bill that illegals would not be included because he said so!   But..WAIT…why would a guy that said he is for amnesty change his mind? 

Side note, we ear-marked money for job training for illegals, so don’t hold your breath on Obama’s “promise”!

Food for thought or …just puke!

9/12 March on DC Viewing Party

We The People have had enough… Government Taxing, Spending, Bail Outs & Involvement

Join us Saturday, September 12, 2009

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12:30pm – 3pm

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Truth on Uninsured!

I am sick of the Left telling me that there are 47 million uninsured!  I have always felt that it was exaggerated!  Call it a hunch but even before I knew the facts it didn’t seem accurate! I guess I always thought that people, in general, are self-reliant and capable of taking care of their families.  Kind of like Richard and I….we buy private, stand alone, self-employed health insurance!  I know…you been told that can’t happen…but we are proof that it can happen and at a reasonable cost!  So, when the big-government, Statists tell me there are 47 million…I consider it a ploy to gain more power and Socialize more of our economy.  It turns out my hunches and guesses are right……

Michael Tanner in the TD laid out the facts for us:

  1. For example, roughly one quarter of those counted as uninsured — 12 million people — are eligible for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), but haven’t enrolled. This includes 64 percent of all uninsured children, and 29 percent of parents with children. Since these people would be enrolled in those programs automatically if they went to the hospital for care, calling them uninsured is really a smokescreen.
  2. Another 10 million uninsured “Americans” are, at least technically, not Americans. Approximately 5.6 million are illegal immigrants, and another 4.4 million are legal immigrants but not citizens.
  3. Nor are the uninsured necessarily poor……..concluded that nearly three-quarters of the uninsured could afford coverage but chose not to purchase it.
  4. And most of the uninsured are young and in good health.
  5. The reality is that most people without health insurance are uninsured for a relatively short period of time.
  6. Only about 30 percent of the uninsured remain so for more than a year, approximately 16 percent for two years, and less than 2.5 percent for three years or longer. About half are uninsured for six months or less. Notably, because health insurance is too often tied to employment, the working poor who cycle in and out of the job market also cycle in and out of health insurance.

I would rather have freedom then insurance “utopia” by government mandate!

Wake up America! Puke!

Senator Webb form letter

Send an email to Senator Webb and get the below form letter.  

There so much crap in here but I want to address this one issue that all big, bleeding heart, bed-wetting liberals think is a winning issue!

 I love this one, “including provisions to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.”   I know we all wish those evil companies wouldn’t be so mean, but maybe we need a business lesson. People buy insurance to transfer risk from themselves to another…insurance companies agree to assume that risk at a certain price.  Why should an insurance company ever assume the risk of someone who already has proven to be an active risk?  This would be tantamount to you looking for auto insurance after you get in an accident! Maybe, big and bad, Jim Webb can come to the rescue of all those people who have car accidents without auto insurance…how dare they not insure those drivers!!

Let’s pretend that Webb and the other loons in the Senate get their way and force insurance companies to “insure” people who are already in need of health care.  What would happen?  Prices will rise at a huge rate for the healthy!  So, once again, you will pay more even while you complain that health care is too expensive!  Not to mention the other unintended consequences of government involvement!  But logic and facts don’t matter when emotions are involved!

Dear Mrs ______;
To follow-up on your earlier correspondence regarding health care reform, I wanted to update you on where this issue stands.
            As you may know, Congress has adjourned for the month of August without enacting health care reform.  During the coming weeks, I will be carefully examining the reform proposals currently on the table. The fact that the legislation is now on hold will give Congress the opportunity to study these proposals carefully and to hear from interested citizens.  It is important for us to be very deliberate on an issue of such importance to the lives of our people.
            I have stated on several occasions my concerns that the Obama administration should have begun the process with a clear proposal that could have been the starting point for the work of the five separate congressional committees charged with responsibility for this issue.  Without such a specific format, Congress has had difficulty crafting a bill of such challenging scope and complexity.  I am hopeful that the President will remedy this problem in the coming weeks.
            Currently in the Senate, two committees have jurisdiction over health care – the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Finance Committee.  The HELP Committee has completed work on a health reform bill, the Affordable Health Choices Act.  This bill aspires to significant reforms in the health insurance market, including provisions to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.  In the Finance Committee, negotiations continue on a reform package that might win support from both Democratic and Republican members of the Senate.  The success of these ongoing negotiations will be critical in determining whether a bill can be achieved this year.
            While most people are understandably satisfied with their health care, the system is not working for millions of American families.  Spiraling costs for health care have placed our biggest industries at a severe competitive disadvantage, as employers struggle to provide insurance for their workers.  By the same token, families are increasingly unable to depend on their health plans when they need them the most.  This has contributed to the mortgage foreclosure crisis and the rise in personal bankruptcies.  In

short, our nation’s continued economic recovery would be advanced by meaningful health care reform, although such reform must emphatically be reasonable in scope, cost, and impact.
            In the coming weeks and months, I encourage you to visit my website at <>  for updated information about the healthcare reform debate.  Additionally, the Senate Finance <>   and HELP Committees <>   have posted on their websites useful information about their respective proposals.
            Again, I thank you for your past correspondence on this issue.  Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with me and my staff.
Jim Webb
United States Senator
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