Saturday, March 27, 2010

Difference between Conservatives and Liberals

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
Lot of truth here!
If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he does'nt eat meat.If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.(Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

Courtesy of Tinman

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back door deals and Obamacare

I am sincerely curious as to when the media will start reporting exactly what was promised to whom for their votes in favor of this bill. That being said, I want to write a little bit about our own congress critter from the 10th here in Pa., Chris Carney.

It was reported in the Times Leader that Mr. Carney was promised Jack Murtha's seat on Appropriations for a yes vote. No secret there but I heard an interesting rumor that I thought I'd share. It appears Mr. Carney was not only offered a carrot but a stick as well from the Obama administration.

My question to Mr. Carney is; Why not tell the public about the threat? Personally, I don't think you deserved that action Chris. I mean after all the late nights working extremely hard and working up a sweat that you and your chief of staff put into research, it just isn't right. Please don't misunderstand, I still think Mr. Carney is Pelosi's bitch (he has proven this 91% of the time) and certainly doesn't deserve to retain the seat, but right is right and fair is fair. All those late night, early morning, and even some afternoon work sessions should be recognized. The media should report on it so your dedication can be shown to the public. What do you say Chris?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's been a long break

Now I'm back. Unfortunately, there is so much going on it's hard to start.

I could talk about AJ and Bobby but that was old news long before they were indicted. Hell, we all knew that was coming!

I could write about Obamacare but I wrote long ago that it was going to pass whether the people wanted it or not. Point of fact, the vast majority do not want it but why the hell would that stop congress? They(and I mean both parties) haven't listened to their constituents for decades. Why start now? That brings me to what I am going to write about, the tyranny of the minority.

Our government was set up to prevent mob rule. What has in fact happened is the exact opposite. Now even spotted owls have more rights than people. Why? because a very vocal minority of people wanted them protected at all costs regardless of the impact it would have on peoples lives. Does it affect me? No, I'm not a logger but you can bet your last cent that quite a few in the logging industry were adversely affected.

I may be pretty far to the right politically but have always stood up for minority rights. Perhaps not critters over humans but you get the point. Now we have our wonderful President and his administration forcing one very small minority to pay for another very small minority's health insurance. Speaking of which, we already were. News flash, ever here of medicaid? SCHIP? Medicare? The fact is, we don't deny health care to anybody, period. You may not get a Rolls Royce when all you can afford is a Hyundai but that is how the world works.

The trouble with writing about Obamacare is that nobody knows exactly what's in the bill. Kind of troubling that our elected leaders will be passing something that they have zero clue what it is.

I will say that there are some things that I truly want to see in this atrocity. I want absolute protection for people from their insurance company so that they can't be cancelled because they got sick. I want health insurance to be portable not just from job to job but from state to state as well. I want everybody to help pay for it and I do mean everybody. I want an affordable option for people that don't get insurance from their employer. I want the first subscribers to be all of Congress, the President, and all federal employees.

That being said, here is what I DO NOT WANT to see. Tax dollars paying for abortions. tax dollars paying for illegal aliens health care. As a matter of fact, unless it is a life-threatening emergency, I think that they should be turned away from our Er's(which if you didn't know, is their primary care provider and they never ever pay the bill for it). The provision protecting the so called Cadillac plans of the unions better not be in their (it will be). Death panels (they'll be there too in the form of a bureaucracy that will decide the best level of care for you). Only time will tell but I am willing to bet very few people are going to be happy with this boondoggle.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I am coming back

I have been extremely busy and had to make some choices to free up time. Regular new posts will be resuming shortly. Stay tuned.