Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Demon's have Done it!

In case you didn't hear the senate healthcare passed the floor today, 60-39. The Senate is the Grinch who stole my Christmas.

The Heritage Foundation made an effort to provide comic relief.

This not an entirely trivial story contrived for political satire; in fact, even early this year, the 2009 opening to an NHS hospital was canceled until “early 2010” for among other items not being able to “[control] the heat of the floor in some parts of the hospital.” In 2008, a survey by the (British) Health Care Commission found that roughly 11 million hospital meals were simply wasted. Moreover, the Taxpayers’ Alliance in England, find that “misguided directive[s]” lead to a “total waste of NHS resources”, and most importantly, divert global health care resources “at a time when people are struggling to get life-saving operations and medication”.

While the US healthcare system is not (yet) the socialized health care system of the British NHS, Obamacare does continue a massive transfer of regulatory power in the health care and health insurance markets to the federal government. In the attempt to bring more equity into the US health care system by granting the federal government even greater power, even an advanced socialized health care system faces great concerns of inequality. This is highlighted best by Steve Webb, MP and Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, stating of the NHS that “health inequalities still run deeply through our society. People still face an unfair postcode lottery in accessing health services across the country, which bears little relation to need. Health needs around the country would be best met by democratic community bodies giving local people a direct say in the services they need.”

This underscores the gravity of the current health reform debate in the US where the federal government has progressively consolidated regulatory and financing power in health care for the last 30 years. Rather than moving more towards a decentralized system that many in Britain now want (and polls have shown US voters want) US legislators want to centralize more of the power in Washington.

While watching the clip I couldn't help but think about HollyOntheHill's post today regarding, What's wrong with Democare, really her picture says it all.

Since when in America has the government been able to run anything, economically responsible or even competitive, efficient, or competently? Never, to my understanding.

While at a dinner party this past week with medical doctor's, nurses and ICU staff from a local hospital, that though many of these professionals voted for Obama, they are NOT in favor of the impending nightmare of government run healthcare. One of the physician's I spoke with is from Syria and his reason for practicing in the United States was because of the opportunity to provide excellent care for his patients. It wasn't long after being here that he realized there were already shackles in place to prevent that from happening; in the form of insurance companies regulating the type of care and medications that they are willing to provide to particular patients based on coverage. He fears now that once Obamacare is in place, good doctors will either leave their practices, in search for new careers, while others will lower their standard of living and enjoy the life of set hours and pay and accept that their care will be mediocre at best. Then of course there will be the lack of desire to take on such huge amounts of school debt which will detract new doctors from entering the profession at all, adding to doctor shortages and further reduced care.

So, now the question I wonder...Where will the Canadians go to find good cancer and heart health care? America will no longer be able to provide that answer.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I really hate to beat a dead horse.

Oh wait, no I don't just ask my husband. You know when my kids are being thoughtless, I have a horrible saying, I think I heard my Dad say it once and it just stuck. "Pull your head out of your A$$." I know, I know, not lady like, Christian or very Mormon of me. But I have to say America, "Pull your head out of your A$$!

Come on, there are 15 countries attending this stupid meeting to reduce our global carbon output. They are using 1200 limousines and the 140 private jets and counting, putting out approximately 40,000 tons of CO2 emissions, more than 30 small countries in an entire YEAR. I guess these National leaders concerned for their countries haven't heard of the very green option of teleconferencing, or webinars.

But it gets better. Since our Beloved President couldn't get the Cap and Trade (which is named incorrectly, I prefer the American Industrial Carbon Tax Bill) Now with news of hacked emails and fraudlent scientific data regarding climate change, and the Cap and Trade bill in peril, we have the EPA stepping in.....

Yes, have you not heard yet? The Environmental Protection Agency is paving the way for the government to require business that emits a carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce its emissions.

Yes, that is right your exhaling and of course inhaling dangerous gases. The EPA could make our lives a living hell and in fact stop what little manufacturing and momentum we have left in this country, this could be so very very bad for our nation and so quickly, too.

By the way, who is the regulatory czar? Cass Sunstein. Oh but we in Utah shouldn't worry because both Senator's Hatch and Bennett approved his appointing. In fact wasn't it Bennett that said he was harmless? Lovely, what is his job? Oh to regulate!

All this and on the day that my hometown got a dusting of snow. Yes that is right Sacramento got a dusting of snow, the last time that happened I was seven years old. It was Christmas eve or morning 1976! Definitely we are heating up, aren't we?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reading suggestions...

Great post on Climategate

Kill the Messenger


Global Hucksters have a lot to lose

I am overwhelmed right now trying to smooch a ten page essay on healthcare bill into a few paragraph's so much to say......

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Climate-Gate , Cap and Trade and "Good Intentions"

Thanksgiving was such a treat, it was the most relaxing and stress free holiday I have had dare I say, ever. Christmas shopping is done, thanks to a crummy economy we are in way pull back mode and that made shopping very easy. one gift for each child. I am now also looking forward to enjoying everyday from here on out to Christmas. So in light of all things, there have been some real gifts in the process of this slowed economy. To get back to all things political I see several stories that give me even more hope for our future and our economy.

They have been written better than I could re-write them so I am going to link to the hottest stories that are bringing me joy this holiday season.

Why You Should Be Hot and Bothered About 'Climate-gate'
Read Story Here
Basically, email's hacked prove that researchers have been trying to destroy and liw about facts relating to global warming, seems we are cooling off!

Cap and Trade & Climate Gate (a UK prospective)
Read Story Here
Hard to pass a bill full of pork and lies when there is no threat to our lives.

The great news is that this will hopefully kill the cap and trade bill cold. Awesome.

Did you read Holly on the Hill and her post on Black Friday? Click on Highlighted Text to link to story.

2010 is around the corner and I think we are going to see people being elected to state, and federal levels of government to bring us back towards a people run government. All these pains of the last year or so will be hopefully well learned lessons to move us into a stronger future. One filled with purpose and drive to inspire us to be educated, involved, and take action.

Out of curiosity I went and did a search for the largest supplier of Wind Mills for Wind Farm. It is a largely European company and has an interesting history. I didn't read through all of it but it started in Berlin, and has holdings all over Europe and has moved into being a Global Player. Siemens From Workshop to Global Player

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Politicizing Breast Cancer or Politicizing the Health Care Bill?

On, "This Week" with Host George Stephanopoulos.....

The Republicans, and Ms. Marsha Blackburn, (7th District Tennessee) have for the first time politicized breast cancer," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)said on ABC's "This Week," where Blackburn (R-Tenn.) was also a guest.

Schultz, a breast cancer survivor, slammed Republicans for trying to use controversial new mammogram guidelines as an argument against Democrats' health care legislation.

"That is incorrect," shot back Blackburn, who had just finished arguing that the Democrats' bill would make the recommendations of the same task force mandatory and thus end up rationing care.

"The guidelines that came out this week by the Preventive Services Task Force have a direct link to what would be offered if the House and the Senate bills were to go into law, if they were to be put into law," said Blackburn, referring to the recent recommendation that women between the ages of 40 and 50 no longer need annual mammograms.

Wasserman Shultz insisted that the task force recommendations were just that, not rules to ration care: "As a breast cancer survivor, I came out against these recommendations. Every major cancer organization has come out against these recommendations. The task force language in that [health care reform] bill actually makes sure that preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies and other cancer screenings would be free," she said. "They aren't going to be binding. They're recommendations."

If the healthcare bill passes the guidelines become the law. The task force rate guidelines as an A, B, C (so forth) rating and the new guidelines for Mammograms and Pap smears have been rated as a C rating. Therefore, even though they would have been covered at no cost under preventative care in the new health care plan. Their new rating would mean that they would not be covered at all. That is right no coverage for basic cancer care screening.

Blackburn read the language straight from the bill and the the response of Schultz was that the Republicans are twisting the language and meaning of the bill. The discussion became even more heated. Stephanopoulos read himself from the bill and agreed with Blackburn that the language was there, that only A and B recommendations would be covered. Proving Rep. Blackburn's claims.

Rep. Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) did say that he would not vote this bill off the Senate floor the way the bill currently stands. He wants stronger language prohibiting federal funds for abortion. And he wants more cost control.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

9/12 State Meeting at Capitol

Here is a transcript of Morgan Philpot's speech at the capitol today. It was inspired, he had the attention of every person in attendance.

Thank you very much; I am privileged to be here today. You know I love Congressman Chaffetz toilet story. I like to think we all have a similar problem; there’s this great big toilet back in DC and it won’t flush. (Applause)
Back in 1998, my wife and I found ourselves coming home from DC after internships at the White House and the Supreme Court, and we knew at that time we needed to get active in politics. So the very next year in 1999; we made a phone call to the Republican Party and we said, “How do we attend our mass meetings?” And they said, call this person, and so we did. We called him and a few days later we went to his house and we picked up a manila envelope; in order to host a caucus, because nobody wanted to do it. My wife and I hosted that mass meeting. My wife became the precinct chair, I think, I became the vice chair, she became the secretary, we both became state delegates and we both became county delegates. Now as you can imagine, it wasn’t because we were popular, it was because we were the only two people there. (Laughter)
Now within a year of that in 2000 I had decided. Well, I have been a Vice Chair, I have been a delegate, it’s time to run for congress! So my wife and I set about learning about what it would take to run for congress. Well fortunately someone approached me and said, “Now look, we have got a legislative seat in need of a candidate would you be willing to run?” and I said, “Sure.” I decided to run for the state legislature.
My wife and I spent the next year or our life campaigning as hard as we could and (pause) Sorry, my wife is far more composed than I am she should be speaking. By September of 2000, I walked in (pause) to that chamber, I stood on that dais before a man named Marty Stephens and I took an oath (pause) in which I swore to defend the constitution of the United States of America. (Applause)
As you can probably tell; that moment had a profound influence on my life. I made a commitment at that time that I would do that at the expense of my reputation at the expense at any money I did have. And I committed to serve the very best I could. I served for four years and left to go to law school after having a little boy who sits right over there. When I came back I thought perhaps I was done. But, my time in politics although a very good experience; has been in large part a great disappointment. I have seen that our parties, that our government is filled with patronage and filled with power mongering. That is in direct contradiction and in diametric opposition to what our constitution and our founding fathers intended. When they wrote that constitution, James Madison stated, that there was intent to create a labyrinthine structure that would prevent the aggregation of all branches of government and power into the hands of any one particular faction. And yet what do our parties seek to do? They seek to control, they seek to aggregate power, they have set themselves in direct opposition to the Constitution of the United States of America. (Hear a man shout, “Here, Here” Applause)
Now we all know that is wrong. The Constitution provides the means which a person is invited to transcend and rise above patronage, partisanship and power mongering, it is the oath of office. It is an oath by which we swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It is not a partisan document. It is not intended to benefit any one person or one party over another.
Now they are not going to do this on their own, the parties, our congressmen, our senators. You must compel them to do it. You must bind them down with the chains of the Constitution. Now we don’t have a lot of time left to do it. I think it is pretty clear that our Constitution sits upon a precipice and we have a decision to make. Will we let it go the way of so many other governments so many other forms that have been written to try and instill freedom with in the hearts and culture of people or will we bear it away? That is a decision we must make. I believe that we have an opportunity. I believe that we can say from here on out. As Utah goes, so goes the Nation. That is the opportunity you have.
March twenty-third is the night that, that small and peaceful grassroots revolution can begin. You need to be at your mass meeting. You need to become a delegate. No matter what party you go for, you need to be a delegate. If you do I believe we can change the very nature of politics in this nation and we can do it right her and we start with you. I hope that today you leave here with a firm commitment to run to become a delegate no matter what it takes. Ask your family to help you ask them to sacrifice with you and I believe together we will make it possible if not to save the heart of this nation, to at least preserve our state as a shining example of how Constitutional government should be upheld and maintained.
Thank you so much for being here today.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Where have all the War protestors gone?

This story printed yesterday Without Bush media loses interest in war caskets got me thinking, Where has all the war protesters gone? And that led me to this story, US braced for surge of protest over war in Afghanistan.

A few days ago I caught a glimpse of national news (doesn't happen often, because I don't watch TV much anymore). The National Washington correspondent was talking about how more troops are being called up for as the violence in Afghanistan has increased dramatically in the past few months. However, Obama was being careful in his decision to send anymore troops and would be consulting with advisers over the next three weeks before making anymore decisions on the call for more troops. Interesting priorities as he is setting off to lobby for the Olympics and continues to travel promoting his health care bill.

This deserves more decision making and more expediency than that, three weeks, you could lose a war in a lot less time than that. For a president who said he would pull our troops out in a year and has only increased troops, since being called to office. I would have thought we would be seeing a lot more outcry than that. Especially in light of the numbers..."So far this month, 38 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. For all of 2009, the number is 220 -- more than any other single year and more than died in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 combined."(quoted from Without Bush media loses interest in war caskets) If the President is all about getting us out of Iraq and sending an upsurge to of troops to Afghanistan then what is the hold up? Why not get more troops out?

I pray for our troops and hope that they are getting the support and equipment they need.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9/12 Project

Saturday before last was September 12. Glenn Beck and other conservative Americans have come together and have created the 9/12 Project

I decided to participate at the State Capitol in Utah. I was impressed, with the unity and the need to connect as Americans that was present, it was Awesome. I forgot my camera but had my phone and I took some pictures. There was a great speech from Congressman Jason Chaffetz, from the Utah State Legislature Carl Wimmer and many more. It was not a "Republican" Event. There were at least half of the people that were there from the clapping Democrats, conservative Democrats and they see that were we are headed is alarming. It was inspiring. I was amazed I loved talking and meeting with these people.

Wish you had been there!

Stretching for the truth????

* Main Entry: 2tax
* Function: noun
* Usage: often attributive
* Date: 14th century

1 a : a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes b : a sum levied on members of an organization to defray expenses
2 : a heavy demand

Gotta love this new President!


Neutrality it isn't something that I am known for it isn't a quality that I possess not really. It is something that I need to develop about my personality. There are times and places that I do possess that trait, it is just fleeting for the most part. I enjoy being with people who tell me what they think, share their view of the world from their window. I particularly enjoy it when it it differs from mine. The part I haven't learned to deal with is that very few people want to share my seat and look through my window.

My point. I am going to try and be a little more diplomatic in my posts from here on out!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Healthcare......and reducing infant mortality

Reducing Infant Mortality from Debby Takikawa on Vimeo.

This is pertinent. This issue matters. We hear about great all this technology is doing for women and babies. But we are continuing to ignore basic statistical facts and it is crazy. We don't need to have all this expense when there is simple efficient solutions to the problems that are causing disruption in the natural birthing process.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cash for Clunkers

This is the stupidest program that I have ever heard anyone paying any attention to this President! You take a car possibly valued at nothing, pay the person $4500 and allow them to purchase only a NEW vehicle enticing them to go into debt when they possibly would not have done so unless they got such a deal for their vehicle in the first place.

Not only do you take cheap vehicles off the road that another person needing cheap transportation to get to and from work may need. You also take those old beast that families with several children may need to haul their brood around. Now you may not enjoy the gas guzzling monsters and think that eliminating these beastly vehicles off the road is enlightening. However. I DON'T.

I think that it is crazy that we think that we are helping the environment and or the economy, and if you think you are being "GREEN" think again. They place sand in the gas tank and seize the engine, the car is sold for scrap and even if the car is in excellent condition. Leather seats that could be parted out for instance are not being taken out. These cars are scraped whole. No parts are taken off the car no matter how great of condition it is in.

So why today am I so heated about this?....Just came across the wire the big winner in the Cash for Clunkers isn't America, oh no........drum roll, please da da da da... it is Japan!

This is insanity at it's finest. Have we had enough yet????????

The beneficiaries:

* Automakers. Although not as much as you might think, since the program is probably just shifting many purchases from the future to now.
* Public transport and bus companies. People who cannot afford to buy new cars will wind up taking more buses since they can't buy a used car to get around.
* Dealerships. Boosting sales and lowering trade-in prices is a great benefit to car salesmen.
* Rich and middle class people. Who can afford to buy a new car once they get the clunker cash.
* Nucur Steel. "One lobbyist for this bill was Nucor Steel. In Cayuga County, N.Y., Nucor turns scrap steel into sheet metal and other steel products. The clunkers are now becoming a subsidized feedstock for Nucor, which helps explain why Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has led the push for $2 billion extra in clunker cash," Tim Carney writes.

The sufferers:

* Poor people. Fewer used cars means higher prices for poor people. They'll have to ride the bus.
* Anyone who doesn't buy a car under the program. See your neighbor's flashy new SUV? You helped pay for that. Thanks!
* Auto-repair shops. Your local auto mechanic business depend son used or older cars, which the owners don’t take to the dealer for repair. Less old cars to repair means less business.
* Also, the parts dealers have fewer parts because the government is intentionally wrecking them.

Update 7:52pm

I just received word from a reputable source that some of the dealerships are getting stiffed on their "cash for clunkers" checks. Seems the fine print and details of exactly what must be met can be most difficult to understand and there have been some requirements that some dealers, holding the financial bag.

So these dealers are now being stiffed on their checks and therefore are left holding the bag. One Spanish Fork dealer, has to sell 305 cars in the next year to make the difference in lost cash after taking the cash difference on the cash for clunkers, what a mess.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I seriously wouldn't know, because I don't watch main stream propaganda any longer. My mental state is much happier doing research and finding things on my own, which is how I came across this............

The U.S. House of Representatives on July 9 voted almost unanimously to rebuke President Barack Obama over his June 24 signing statement openly declaring that he could ignore provisions of the law he was signing.

The bipartisan 429-2 vote was a direct result of Obama's assertion that he could ignore restricitons on how the $106 billion loan guarantee to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be used. In his signing statement, Obama claimed that “provisions of this bill within sections 1110 to 1112 of title XI, and sections 1403 and 1404 of title XIV, would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations by directing the Executive to take certain positions in negotiations or discussions with international organizations and foreign governments, or by requiring consultation with the Congress prior to such negotiations or discussions. I will not treat these provisions as limiting my ability to engage in foreign diplomacy or negotiations.”

The House vote rebuking Obama was on an amendment offered by Representative Kay Granger (R-Texas) that would add the following language to the Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations appropriations bill (H.R. 3081): “None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the Secretary of the Treasury to negotiate an agreement in contravention of [law].”

Representative Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) explained the controversy on the House floor:

Last month through the 2009 supplemental bill, Congress provided an expansion of resources and powers to the International Monetary Fund as requested by President Obama. This included $108 billion in new funding and approval for the IMF to sell 13 million ounces of gold to fund their internal operating expenses. As part of that bill, and consistent with its oversight role, Congress gave the administration clear guidelines on how an expanded IMF should function. On June 24, President Obama decided to disregard those congressionally mandated guidelines. Upon signing the 2009 supplemental into law, the President issued a signing statement that said he would ignore sections 1110, 1112, 1403 and 1404 of the supplemental…. This Congress, Democrats and Republicans, should not allow any administration to disregard a statutory mandate, especially on issues of transparency and accountability.

President Obama’s ridiculous claim that he has “constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations… [and] engage in foreign diplomacy or negotiations” is pure hyperbole from a constitutional standpoint. The signing statement is a clear attempt to say that he can make his own law — without Congress — with regard to how money is spent, in this case how a $108 billion loan guarantee would be conferred upon the International Monetary Fund. But the U.S. Constitution is unequivocal about who is in charge with regard to law-making, with Article I, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution stating categorically: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” Congress also has exclusive power over spending money, including even the current foolish gift to triple the size of the International Monetary Fund under Article I, Section 9, which states that “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law” and under Congress’ exclusive power to “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations” under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.

By way of contrast, the President’s power to conduct foreign relations is relegated to that of someone who is restricted by the will of Congress. The constitutional provisions granting the President power to represent the United States abroad are predicated upon the support of Congress at every turn in Article II, Section 2:

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls ... but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

That Obama’s signing statement was a clear assertion of dictatorial powers was recognized by Republican and Democrat alike in Congress. Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) stressed that “we do this not on behalf of this institution, but literally on behalf of democracy, on behalf of the process by which people get elected and deliberate and do this. And there is a kind of a unilateralism, in an undemocratic, unreachable way, to these signing statements that is the opposite of what we do here.”

When even his fellow liberal Democrats are rebuking him with such strong language, stating that his actions are a threat to free government itself, then you know Obama has really gone off the dictatorially deep end!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Rant not an actual dissemination of facts...Cap and Trade

Or more aptly put Crap and Tax. I can't even begin to believe that this measure of lies deceit and spending has passed the house and is moving next surely straight through the senate.

What in the heck is anyone thinking or has it begun to settle with America yet that the only people running our government is a select few, and that means we are not living in a Republic.

I wonder how long will it take for those women who cried out, "I don't have to worry about my mortgage anymore" to discover, they now have to choose between morsels of food and whether or not they will have heat to warm their children.

Honestly people. Come on, wake up and getting off your coffers and figure out how to stop this train wreck.

Uggg more on this later. Freak!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

On immigration

Why can't we just do something like...Every immigrant must be registered. Registration cost $20 (or whatever govt thinks!) You get an ID card and a immigrant workers ID number, you must provide such information to your employer upon employment. You must also get a drivers license and carry insurance. No free services will be provided for immigrants. No free medical care (the Mexican's have free medical care in Mexico) they can go back if they need to see their doctor. No free deliveries and children born here will not qualify their parents for social service programs such as WIC and Medicaid, unless their parents contribute to the immigration tax payers fund. Which must be at least a certain amount and not over a certain amount (I don't know those numbers) Citizenship will be available from all the regular current channels, immigrants must work and pay their immigration tax to live here.

I don't think we need to close our border, but we need to regulate the chaos coming through that border. We can't continue to be the number one GNP of a Nation that is helping to bankrupt us (not that they needed help with Obama at the helm) but that is another topic.

I don't think that it is heartless. I am a hard working American, my husband is a general contractor and our income has taken a 70% cut in the last year and we had to cancel our health insurance for our own family. We hardly ever see a doctor and yet our major medical policy was over $1000.00 per month for our family of 6, we just can't carry it any longer in this economy. We had to cut just about everything out!

AND NO I don't want OBAMA's Health care, NO THANKS!

This doesn't solve crime and drug trafficking. But we could in act and law you do something illegal and we catch you and you are out. At least it would be a start! Of course we would have to actually enforce the law and borders to make this work and for whatever reason we seem unable to do so.

The American Form of Government

This is the video I think is crucial for all American to watch!

Up and Running

I wouldn't say that I am very interested in politics. Probably as much as anyone else, when it affects me. I am in in the thick of learning and understanding our government, the political process and how I can participate. Because now more than ever I am affected, my children and their children and it seems to me to be due to the fact that we have a runaway government and no one seems to care.

The big beef while President Bush was in office seemed to be the out of control spending on the war. Today, that seems like pocket change. I have real concerns and as I have been learning about this process because of those concerns I have discovered many things. It is my desire to one day have an effect on a government that is so fully affecting me.

I had the opportunity last week to spend the day as a State Delegate for the Utah GOP. I will post about that experience soon.