24 August 2009

Trust Him, He's Doing God's Work!

I've been converted. We should all support ObamaCare. Why? Because God says so. Just ask these people.

21 August 2009

Death Panels? What Death Panels? Oh, You Mean THOSE Death Panels

Want a glimpse into the wonderful, candy-coated world of Obamacare? Look no further than Oregon's health care priorities. Maybe Sarah Palin wasn't so far off, after all.

That's right, folks. The state of Oregon decides who is worth keeping around, and who should just be put down. I mean, the lady in the video really has outlived her usefulness. Kind of like when a race horse breaks her leg. Think Oregon is callous? Wait until it's the federal government that runs things.

11 August 2009

What Ever Happened to Public Health Care Negotiations?

Naked Emperor News has done yet another fantastic job of demonstrating Big O's hypocrisy. Enjoy...if you can stomach it.

07 August 2009

Muse - The Uprising

Muse has been one of my favorite bands for quite some time now. I just listened to their new hit singe, The Uprising (thanks, GB). Take a listen below, and pay special attention to the lyrics (I've posted them below the clip in case you can't make them out). Fantastic.

The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
The transmissions will resume
They'll try to push drugs
Keep us all dumbed down and hope that
We will never see the truth around

Another promise, another scene, another
A package not to keep us trapped in greed
With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be afraid to die

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

04 August 2009

Faça Xixi no Banho!

This one's for you, Lak. Now we can all be a little greener by...peeing in the shower. That's right. In the shower. I mean, the water is already running, right? And besides, one flush of the toilet can use 12 liters of water, which equates to about 4380 liters of water a year. So by relieving yourself while lathering up, you're cleansing both your inner and outer bad-self at the same time. Let's call this "eco-hygene." Wait, didn't the hippies already try that?

h/t: Jawa

We are NOT a Democracy!

I was talking with a friend the other day about the differences between the various forms of government, particularly the distinction between a democracy and a republic. Later that day I saw this video, which does a good job of explaining the basic components of each form of government and their benefits and failures. It's pretty simplistic in it's explanation, but hey, sometimes we just need to keep it simple, right?

Issa to Emanuel: Back Off!

Last month I blogged about the Obamanation's scare tactics against Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) because he questioned the efficacy of the stimulus package. Now Darrell Issa (R-CA) strikes back. Via the Committe on Oversight and Government Reform:
Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying "While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress."

"I and others have dared to bring these facts to the attention of President Obama, the Congress and the American people," Issa wrote. "You’ve unfortunately reacted by once again resorting to the playbook of the Chicago political machine."

Last month, Politico reported that Emanuel had "launched a coordinated effort to jam" Senator Kyl and other Administration critics… "[A]fter seeing Kyl and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) again paint the legislation as a failure on Sunday talk shows, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel directed that the letters from the Cabinet secretaries be sent to [Governor] Brewer, according to two administration officials."

Issa noted, "The fact that the letters were coordinated by you to maximize the level of intimidation is supported by the timing, structure, and content of each letter. Not only were the four letters all sent the day following Senator Kyl’s remarks, but they were also remarkably similar in tone and sentence structure."
It is admirable that Issa is willing to stand up to the Chicago/DC political thuggery, but we need more representatives willing to resist these kinds of tactics and stand up for what is right, even when popularity polls are not in their favor.

Specter's and Sebelius' Call to Arms

Courtesy of IowaHawk
Guest Opinion
By Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA)
and Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Over two hundred years ago, America's founding fathers established a constitutional republic based on the audacious notion that the interests of its citizens would be best served by a wise body of their democratically-elected representatives. In the two centuries that have since transpired, that bold experiment has largely been a success. But we should also realize our system only works when the interests of voters and their government are in harmony. Unfortunately, recent evidence suggests that America's hard-working hometown legislators are feeling the pinch from a fickle and increasingly out-of-touch voter class who no longer serves our needs.

Nowhere has this disturbing trend been more evident than in the recent debate over health care reform. Like hundreds of our fellow legislators and government officials, we recently traveled to a town hall meeting to distribute a grassroots press release explaining why this critical legislation is a done deal. Our advance staffs said that should anticipate a respectful, positive hearing from local media and bused-in union members. Instead we were greeted by a rude howling mob of idiot "voters" who refused to listen to reason, and ruined what should have been a killer photo op for our re-election ad campaign.

Have these arrogant ivory tower armchair quarterbacks ever had to live with the pressures of being a working stiff Senator or Cabinet Secretary in Washington DC? Have they ever had to juggle markup language on a supplemental appropriations bill, or deal with an incompetent Chief of Staff who constantly double-books fund raising dinners? Apparently not, if their whiny obnoxious chants are any indication. "Read the Bill! Read the Bill!" blah, blah, blah, as if we weren't already exhausted from writing and voting for the damned thing...

Sadly, that brief shining Camelot in Washington has suddenly been replaced by a new Dark Ages, with hordes of placard- and plague-carrying voter vermin pouring up from the sewers of our home districts, threatening us and our very re-elections. Across Washington, hundreds of everyday legislators and consultants are paralyzed by fear, wondering where these these intrusive bubonic boobs will strike next.

The reasons for this are difficult to understand, but the results are clear: we have come face-to-face with a national crisis of confidence, as America's struggling government increasingly loses faith with its electing class. A recent Rasmussen tracking poll showed American Voters getting a paltry 23% approval rating from members of Congress and the Executive branch, and only 17% from members of the media...

Enough is enough. It's time for us to get out our pitchforks and tell the Outside-the-Beltway gang that we're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it any more. We are the little guy, the junior senator from some godforsaken Nebraskansaw, just looking to make that subcommittee with the big contributor action. That fresh young regulatory agency head who only wants to test that bank nationalization idea from her Harvard term paper. We are the people who get up every day, work hard, and play inside the rules. Most of the time. And if one of us accidentally plays outside one of those rules, then, by golly, the rest of us will make sure to modify that rule so he's still playing inside the rules. And we're tired of getting pushed around the town hall by the likes of you, Big Voter.

Will our call-to-arms spark a grassroots movement among Government-Americans to take our town halls back? Call us irrepressible optimists, but we have high hopes. Because we still believe in the American ideal that one man, with a staff of 83, and a chair on an $800 billion subcommittee, and an iPhone full of contact numbers, can still make a difference.

In the end, democracy means that voters get the government they deserve. In fairness, shouldn't we get the voters we deserve?

03 August 2009

Obama vs Obama on Health Care

Just in case you need any more evidence that Obama is trying to orchestrate a government takeover of health care and introduce a single payer system, here you go.

You know, I'm so sick of arguing this point, that I can't even find the stomach to comment on the video. Not that it needs any commentating...it should be pretty straight forward.

h/t: Breitbart