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AUGUST 18, 2009


PURPOSE:
To upset you!  To anger you!
To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.
To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!
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"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." ~ Alan Simpson(1931- ), US Senator, 1979-97

Says it all, doesn't it?


"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke

"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country." – Milton Friedman

The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.

Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )

LINKS

An employer talks to his employees about taxes:  http://townhall.com/columnists/NealBoortz/2009/08/17/just_a_little_company_get-together

The Democrat's plans for a government run health care plan is dead.  Right?  Hold on, not so fast.  Now they are proposing "independent" health care co-ops to compete with private sector insurance.  Independent???  Their plans include the co-ops operate under a "national structure" and be established with $3-4 billion of initial federal funding.  The Dems are certain to say they have gotten the government out of health care in their new plan but this new plan seems to be nothing more than a backdoor attempt to reach the same goal.  Beware!  It looks like the Dems haven't really changed their objectives and are just trying to get there via a different route:  http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/08/16/us-healthcarereform.html

The former chief of Romania's espionage service sees an American president fully invested in the lies he helped disseminate along with those created by Russia's KGB:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/a-u-s-president-raised-on-kgb-propaganda/

Incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says that their healthcare system is about to "implode":  http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jbjzPEY0Y3bvRD335rGu_Z3KXoQw

"Don't try to own your own home..... rent from us" - Barack Obama:  http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/08/16/president_shifts_focus_to_renting_not_owning/?page=1

Note:  There was an meeting on health care held in Atlanta this past weekend.  10,000 people attended.  Also, we got a first-hand report of Congressman Pete Stark's (D-Ca) townhall meeting in Alameda, CA, this past weekend.  Seems like there were 4X-5X as many people outside as could be accomodated inside.  According to reports the inside accomodations were almost completely taken up by health care supporters while outside there were about 5X as many opponents as there were supporters.  Should we have expected anything else?

A message to those who voted for Obama:  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Young-voters-should-take-another-look-at-Obama--53253317.html

The issue is really about freedom:  http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/aug/16/160022/co-big-government-hijacks-message-of-60s/news-opinion-commentary/

How to make health care affordable:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/tort-reform-aids-health-lowers-cost-why-isnt-it-in-obamacare/

What Sanders is proposing has already been tried..... several times..... and failed every time.  Like PBS, progressive/socialist/liberal programming can only exist if it receive government funding.  It cannot compete in the free market:  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/08/14/vermont-senator-rips-fox-news-demands-progressive-tv-network

Protesters at townhall meetings are "not really representative of America" - Arlen Specter (D-Pa):  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/specter-town-halls-shouldnt-dominate-process-2009-08-16.html

Cash For Clunkers program not working well:
>>> http://www.jsonline.com/business/53229787.html
>>> http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/16/auto-dealers-paid-just-percent-clunkers-claims-congressman-says/?test=latestnews

Protesters criticized for what they wear (again):  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2009/08/16/wapo-writer-disgusted-town-hall-protesters-lack-fashion

Doctor supporting Obama's health care program at Sheila Jackson (D-Tx) townhall meeting meeting is a phony..... is not a doctor at all..... and in fact is an Obama campaign worker and Che Guevara admirer:  http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2009/08/14/remember-roxana-mayer-during-the-campaign-with-the-che-guevara-flag-in-her-office/

Pelosi, Feinstein and Boxer decide not to hold townhall meetings and face the voters:  http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/2009/08/13/san-franciscos-pelosi-feinstein-boxer-refuse-to-host-obamacare-town-hall-meetings-citizens-will-hold-their-own-mock-town-hall-meeting-and-candle-vigil/

More violence against health care opponents at townhall meetings:  http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/2009/08/17/looks-like-west-los-angeles-is-another-hot-bed-for-acorn-union-thuggery-against-obamacare-protesters/

Melissa Bean (D-Il) requiring one week advance registration and a fee of $25 to attend her townhall meeting:  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/14/rep-melissa-bean-charging-25-entrance-fee-to-town-hall/

At Pace High School, in Florida, praying is "wrongdoing":  http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/14/criminal-prayer-case-stirs-protests/?feat=article_top10_read

In NYC a ten year old girl has been fined $50 for selling lemonade and cookies in a city park:  http://www.nypost.com/seven/08162009/news/regionalnews/sweet_lemonade_kid_lapped_184770.htm

Yep, we're crazy:  http://www.hermancain.com/news/press-opinion-081709.asp

Health care gobbledygook:  http://www.reason.com/blog/show/135454.html

They don't comprehend the fact that most Americans don't agree with them:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/more-government-does-not-mean-reform/

PARODY - health care joker poker:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obXt3FUs-yQ

The increased costs of the cap-and-trade bill:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/tst081009a.cfm

The SIEU you had better know:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=33119

SIEU and ACORN, brothers in fact:  http://theunionnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/npr-exposes-acorn-seiu-connection.html

This too was government health care:  http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/jul/tuskegee/)


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Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:

OF THE GOVERNMENT
BY THE GOVERNMENT
FOR THE GOVERNMENT

RIGHT?



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