Herman Cain: Gary Hart revisited


When Herman Cain‘s accusers came forth with sexual harassment allegations, I stay out of the fray.  Limbaugh, Hannity and other conservative talk people were quick to rush to his defense.  They likened his situation to Justice Clarence Thomas when Anita Hill had made similar accusations.  However, there was only one accuser in that situation- Hill- and considering she kept working for Thomas even after the time she said the harassment occurred, she looked like a phony.  Cain has more than one accuser for the harassment allegations (at least 4) and now he has a long-term extra-marital affair to add to the mix.

In 1984, a newcomer to the political stage emerged to take on the old establishment for the democratic nomination.  Gary Hart, like Herman Cain, had a meteoric rise to the top of the polls taking on Walter Mondale.  He had fresh ideas, was young and looked like the new poster child for democrats.  He gave Mondale and established Washington hardcore politician a run for his money.  However, in 1984, he didn’t have the money he needed to unseat the traditional candidate and Mondale went on to face Ronald Reagan for the Presidency.

Then came 1988 and all eyes were on Gary Hart.  As he made his announcement in 1987, the democrats were thrilled with the prospect of putting a new face with new ideas up against the established V.P., George H.W. Bush.  However, cracks began to show in the Hart facade almost immediately.  Quiet rumors began to stir of an extra marital affair sending reporters out in droves to get the scoop.  Back then, the mainstream media wasn’t controlled by the liberals, they actually reported things on both sides of the aisle.

Hart flatly denied the allegations and challenged the media to “follow him around” and see how boring his life was.  So, they did and they also did some snooping and out popped Donna Rice.  Hart and his wife denied that there was an affair and that this was a big misunderstanding designed to hurt his campaign.  Then the picture came out.  It showed Rice sitting on Hart’s lap holding his hand while he was wearing a shirt that had his yacht’s name, Monkey Business, on it.  His polls dropped in half overnight.  Hart got defensive and stayed in the campaign for a bit longer until the New Hampshire primary where he got SMASHED.  He withdrew the next day.

Cain flatly denies this allegation as well.  Of course he does!!  Should he come out and admit he has had this long affair, the nomination is lost and frankly his marriage may be lost as well.  He has nothing to lose by denying but everything to lose by confirming.  My common sense meter says where there is this much smoke there’s fire!!  By the same token,  I have no doubt that someone unleashed the hounds to find this information, these women just didn’t decide to clear their conscious by coming forward.  Whatever deals were made, we will more than likely never know.  Additionally, we most likely won’t ever know who set the hounds free as both republicans and democrats have a stake in his downfall.

At this moment, Cain told his campaign that he is re-assessing things.  He wants to wait to see how the polls come out before he makes his decision.  I have news for you Mr. Cain, your campaign is finished.

Who’s Lazy Mr. President?!


The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates on the planet.  At the same time, Obama punted the decision on the XL Keystone Pipeline until AFTER the next election, killing 20,000 jobs.  The banks, which are full of money are refusing to give out loans to small businesses and entrepreneurs and somehow that translate into Americans being lazy!!!  Outrageous!

It was September of this year, you may recall, when he said that Americans were soft.  I wonder which golf course he was playing when that little gem entered his mind.  This from a man, who spends all kinds of time in Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, New York City, and traveling Europe in “much-needed vacations.”  When he does come up with an idea, it always involves billions of dollars paid by those same people he just called lazy.

Well Mr. President, if we were so lazy how is it you have the money to do the traveling?  Additionally, who paid for that TARP bailout which has been an absolute failure.  I’m curious who you think paid for the Solyndra debacle.

For every finger you point at the American people, there are 3 more pointing back at you.  You have effectively cut off our legs at the knees and then wonder why we can’t walk.  Over regulation of businesses to the point they are choking and closing has chased jobs overseas.  Moratoriums on drilling in the gulf of Mexico for oil has driven businesses to the coast off of Africa.  Allowing the EPA to choose a smelt fish over the agricultural industry has left California with high unemployment, closing farms and higher grocery prices.  But, I guess since the taxpayers pay for your groceries there at the White House, it means nothing to you.  Furthermore, who pays for the celebrity chefs that you fly into the White House, like Paula Deen?  Those unions that you love so much with their lavish pensions and shameless salaries have rendered us non-competitive with China and India.   When you had to have a very special motorcade car built from scratch, we covered the cost.  All the gas that gets pumped into that monster is paid by us as is the jet fuel for Air Force One so you can travel around places you have lived instead of being at home working.

We also pick up the tab for all the beer you drink trying to convince us that you are just a “regular guy.”  All these golf-course solutions of yours have been nothing but smoke and mirrors.  You are the biggest pathological narcissist that has ever held the office and are so caught up in your self-love you have missed the slow burn anger of the American people.  You are also so caught up in your self-importance to realize that you have alienated yourself from all but the most extremes of your party.  When it comes to insults Mr. President, Americans have long memories.

Keep fiddling Sir, as Rome burns.  Nero may have survived the fire, but he couldn’t survive the fire and the oppression of the Christians combined with the class warfare he began.  A revolution took place among the people and they rose up against him.  Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.

Obama vs. the Unions (united with the GOP)


There are very few times that the Unions are united with Republicans against the President.  If you are the President and you find that your base and your opposition are united against you, then perhaps you need to examine your strategy.  Perhaps you need to step aside as Lyndon Johnson did in 1968.  Clearly you don’t have the respect of anyone anymore.  But, when you run around preaching about creating jobs and then vanquish 20,000 good paying jobs in one fell swoop, you can expect a backlash.

In an act of supreme idiocy, the President has put off making a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline until 2013 after the election.  This is a 1,7oo mile pipeline from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico which would substantially reduce our dependence on foreign oil from the Middle East.  It would have created 20,000 jobs.

The unions are furious, “The administration chose to support environmentalists over jobs — job-killers win, American workers lose,” Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, said in a written statement.  Needless to say the Republicans are furious, “By punting on this project, the president has made clear that campaign politics are driving U.S. policy decisions — at the expense of American jobs,” House Speaker John Boehner said. TransCanada is furious and their CEO Russ Girling had this to say about the literal shovel-ready jobs, “If Keystone XL dies, Americans will still wake up the next morning and continue to import 10 million barrels of oil from repressive nations, without the benefit of thousands of jobs and long-term energy security.”

And business leaders through the United States Chamber of Commerce had this to say:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today following the announcement by the State Department to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“I would like to express our strong disappointment with today’s news that the Administration intends to further delay a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline. In spite of extensive and positive studies from the State Department, this is clearly a political decision and everyone knows it. Unfortunately, it will immediately cost more than 20,000 Americans an opportunity to get a job working on the pipeline and hundreds of thousands more jobs in the future.

“Politics has trumped jobs in this decision and we can only wonder if the Administration’s delay will cause Canada to turn their pipeline west and ship their energy and American jobs elsewhere.

“The Keystone XL Pipeline has undergone a lengthy and thorough review process in which the State Department itself concluded that the proposed route was the best of the thirteen routes considered. The decision to delay the pipeline permit sends a signal to all Americans that even in the face of sustained high unemployment and instability overseas, jobs and energy security are not a priority.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

In a nutshell the only people who are happy right now are the Environmentalists and a smattering of Hollywood elite like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Leonardo DiCaprio.  The last time I paid attention both of them had jobs and substantial wealth.  Ms. Louis- Dreyfus is worth $3 BILLION dollars.  That’s not a typo nor a joke.  She comes from wealth and has done very well for herself.  Mr. DiCaprio is worth a modest $200 million dollars by Louis-Dreyfus standards.  These are the people who made the decision for Obama by posting videos and speaking out.  He needs their money for his re-election.  We didn’t see their names on the ballot back in 2008 but they sure are running things now.  I would love to know how many jobs THEY have created!!!!

Currently in third position in the GOP race, Newt Gingrich immediately came out and said, “”Only days after we learned that at least 9 percent of Americans were unemployed for the 30th straight month, the president has made a decision that will only prolong this suffering,”  Threatening to make the pipeline a wedge issue in 2012, he vowed to “approve this project on the first day of my administration in 2013.”

That works for me!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/11/keystone-pipeline-decision-political-ploy-or-political-problem/#ixzz1dRSt58Je

http://www.uschamber.com/press/releases/2011/november/us-chamber-president-calls-delay-keystone-xl-pipeline-decision-politica

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20111111/NEWS/311110007/Keystone-XL-pipeline-plan-delayed?odyssey=nav%7Chead

http://www.celebritynetworth.com

Obama’s Newest Lie: Another Law Broken


While the media trips over themselves to bring down Herman Cain, Obama is free to quietly break United States law AGAIN.  The law is from 1984 and it forbids ANY US funding to ANY UN organization that supports the Palestinian declaration of statehood.  Apparently laws are only obeyed if they back your agenda because Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced that she would release the block on the security aid.  The first block is for $50 Million, the other is for $150 Million.  $200 Million dollars of YOUR money, that you worked so hard for, is going to go to the terrorist organization, the Palestinian Authority (AKA Hamas).

That’s not all the money that is up for grabs either.  It might interest you to know that Congress has already APPROVED $400 Million in civic assistance AND $1.5 BILLION for security needs.  That’s a laugh considering it is the PA through Hamas who bombs Israel day in and day out.  The bombs are not traveling the other way so why do they have security concerns?  Furthermore, what could WE do with $1.9 BILLION?  How about give it back to the taxpayers so we can start spurring some economic development?

An American official told The Jerusalem Post that “our assistance to the Palestinian people is an essential part of the US commitment to a negotiated two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis, promoting a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

How absurd is that?  I have shown you all in previous posts that bombs and violence are being perpetrated upon Israel consistently each and every day.  The road to peace begins with Hamas and the PA being stripped of all of their weapons.  How many times must an impertinent child be allowed to hit you with their toys before you take the toys away?  Same idea on a much more dangerous large-scale.  In this case the toys of Hamas murder innocent victims.  And our President and his administration turn a blind eye to the bombings and killings while bending over backwards to pander to the Arabs.

As if it could not possibly get any worse, Obama and French President Sarkozy got caught on an open mike November 3rd at the G20 Summit:

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told US President Barack Obama during a frank exchange where the US president took him to task for backing a Palestinian request for membership of the UN cultural heritage agency UNESCO.

You’re fed up, Obama responded, but I have to deal with it all day.

As you can well imagine, the Israelis are not impressed.  Labor MK Daniel Ben-Simon came out publicly and stated, “I was embarrassed to read what Sarkozy thinks about our prime minister, and I was even more embarrassed to hear that the US President agrees with him,” Ben-Simon said.  “I am filled with shame that this is the way two of our greatest allies treat our prime minister,” he added. “I think this is the first time such comments have been publicized.”

I could not agree with him more.

Read More:
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244760

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/sarkozy-netanyahu-liar_n_1081385.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk3%7C110754

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244718

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240434

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240435

Palestinian Statehood: Obama’s Put Up or Shut Up


On Monday in Paris, UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization granted full membership to the Palestinians bid for statehood.  The voting came down as you would expect, countries that stand with us voted against and those countries who don’t voted in favor.  There was one surprise however,  Britain abstained.  Canada, Germany and Holland voted no while Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and France voted yes.  No real surprise on the French, as the old joke goes… the only time the French like the Americans is when the German Army is sitting in their cafes.  However, Great Britain is walking a fine line:

As a friend of both Israel and the Palestinian authority, Britain finds itself in a delicate position. But Britain is prepared to risk a rift with Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, by crossing one of his “red lines”. This is to vote at the UN general assembly in favour of the “Vatican option”. That would mark a major step for Britain because this would describe Palestine as a “state”.

It would seem that the terrorist attacks of 2005 and 2007 have been forgotten.  Hamas is a terrorist organization and supported the attacks.  But, now in 2010, it is fashionable to embrace extremism and ignore the warnings of the United States to pull funding.

The step will cost the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization one-quarter of its yearly budget — the 22 percent contributed by the United States (about $70 million) plus another 3 percent contributed by Israel. Unless that shortfall is made up by other nations, Unesco will have to begin closing offices and laying off staff.

Thanks to the Legislators from 1990 & 1994, US law mandates a complete cutoff of American funding to ANY United Nations organization that accepts the Palestinians as full members.  The State Department has made clear that there is no wiggle room in this legislation or any waivers, so in theory we will not be giving them any money.  I say in theory, primarily because this administration has a history of ignoring US law (Operation Fast & Furious, the bombing of Libya, Obamacare).

To me the idiocy of the situation is quite clear.  As cheers erupted at the UN when UNESCO approved full membership, bombs were being dropped on Israel.  A terrorist squad that fired a Qassam rocket at Israel from southern Gaza Strip was targeted by an IAF aircraft. A direct hit was confirmed.

As a matter of fact, I have shown the constant bombing of Israel from the Palestinians in my last blog about this process.  Since that time, the bombings have continued with no visible sign of lessening.  As Abbas advocates non-violence and being a part of the peace process, the people he is leading have quite a different view.

October 4 – Two Grad rockets were fired from northern Gaza towards Israel

October 11 – A Qassam rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip and exploded near the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.

October 26 – A Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open territory in the Be’er Tuvia Regional Council on Wednesday night.

October 29-Four rockets were fired at Ashdod, hitting near a residental building and injuring a man.

A rocket was fired at Gav Yavne, injuring a 50 years old man in his lower limbs.[262][263][264][265] 

Two mortar shells were fired at Eshkol Regional Council.[266] 

A mortal shell was fired at Bnei Shimon Regional Council.[267] 

A rocket exploded in Merhavim Regional Council.[268]  

A rocket fired at Be’er Sheba was intercepted by the Iron Dome Defense system.[269]  

A rocket hit the city of Ashkelon.

Two mortar shells hit Eshkol Regional Council.[270]

One rocket hit an apartment building in Ashkelon, killing a 56 year-old civilian.

October 30 – Twelve rockets were fired into Israel since midnight. None of them caused casualties.

I read a post somewhere that said, when the Palestinians want peace they are the Palestinian Authority, when the Palestinians bomb people and blow themselves up, they are Hamas.  So, it’s tough to tell who is Palestinian and who is Hamas.  One thing is abundantly clear however, it is the cause du jour to think of the PA as friends and to turn a blind eye to the death and destruction they cause.  The West seems to be falling all over itself to prove how “open-minded” and “multi-cultural” it is.  While this sycophancy and denial of violence is going on, the American flag was burned at our embassy on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11,  the Palestinians pledged to back Afghanistan against the United States if it comes to that, and bombs rain down on Israel like passing showers.

And in the midst of all this confusion is Obama.  Great Britain has made her decision.  She doesn’t support us but doesn’t want to make us or the PA mad.  Obama, whose one saving grace in all this, is legislatures has the foresight to put into law a defunding clause in case the worst case scenario should occur.  This is the one time he should be THRILLED to blame a decision on someone else.  He will be able to maintain a strong stance and not take responsibility at the same time.

For more information:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/world/middleeast/unesco-approves-full-membership-for-palestinians.html

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=243849

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/sep/16/unitednations-palestinian-territories

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_Great_Britain

Obama’s Final Nail


Since this summer, the so-called Recovery Summer, the Obama administration has tripped, stumbled and fell right on its face.  Operation Gunrunner, Operation Fast & Furious, Solyndra, the Libyan debacle, invading Uganda, and now a hammer can be heard hammering in the final nail.  Obama has had to come out and admit that a major point of his healthcare plan is so flawed that it won’t work no matter how many different ways the numbers are manipulated.

At stake is the CLASS Act, a major new program intended to provide affordable long-term care insurance. Last Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration would not proceed with the plan because she has been unable to find a way to make the program financially solvent.

Late Senator Ted Kennedy had made this a primary priority.  In theory, it was a voluntary insurance plan that would be self-sustaining and open to all working adults.  No age requirements were added nor were health certificates.  However, it did required large numbers of healthy people signing up in their working years.  They would pay a monthly premium during their careers and when needed they would get a cash benefit of $50 a day.  That money could go for home services or help defray the cost of nursing home bills.

But a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.

Now that it has been made clear that it is impossible to run this program, why in the world has the administration rejected repealing this provision?  This has created much confusion inside the beltway.  “I feel like somebody just called me about how to do really good pet care after they shot my dog,” said Larry Minnix, president of LeadingAge, a trade group representing non-profit nursing homes, which are strong supporters of CLASS.  By keeping this open, the CBO has no option other than raising the debt of Obama’s healthcare plan.

The only reason for keeping it structurally “alive” is to not alienate the elderly voters.  If Obama acknowledges this part is a failure, then the rest of the healthcare plan is open for rigorous scrutiny that it may not survive.  AARP, who has been moving decidedly left, can damage Obama’s re-election campaign with just one article in one of its magazines.  And since the seniors are the ones to lose if CLASS is cut, they can easily take their endorsement elsewhere.

This is another example of trying to make something look really good in a hurry so your base will “love” you.  However, as we know “haste makes waste” and that has certainly been true of Solydra, Operation Fast & Furious and now CLASS.  Obama so desperately wanted to prove that he was capable of leading the nation and creating jobs that he never bothered to see the consequences of all these little Potemkin ideas.  And as the reality of his myopia is becoming clear, voters are considering everything his says to be suspect.  There will be a “recovery summer.”  It will be the Summer of 2012 when all of us are working together to clean up this mess and rebuild our nation.  Get ready to roll up your sleeves, there will be A LOT of work to be done.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/obama-class-act_n_1016266.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl4|sec1_lnk3|105122

We Can’t Take Care of Our Homeland so Let’s Send Troops to Uganda


Once again, I am deeply disgusted by another decision made by Obama.  It’s not enough that we have a major situation occurring in Afghanistan followed by problems in Iraq, now we need to insert our big nose into a civil issue in the small country of Uganda, Africa.  As of today, Obama committed 100 troops into the war-torn area to find the leaders of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).  Specifically to isolate Joseph Kony and either bring him in or neutralize.  Additionally, troops will be sent into the Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

This is a 20-year-old conflict and to date the LRA  has behaved unrestrained by other African Troops.  I have found no reason what changed the dynamics requiring us to join the fray,  perhaps it was Obama’s brother in Kenya that lobbied for US troops.  Kony has survived this 20 year campaign, so I would suspect he is very good at what he does.  What has really outraged me to no end is that the bulk of the LRA’s combat fighting troops are CHILDREN:

The government of Uganda claims that the LRA has only 500 or 1,000 soldiers in total, but other sources estimate that there could be as many as 3,000 soldiers, along with about 1,500 women and children.[1] The bulk of the soldiers fighting for the LRA are children. According to Livingstone Sewanyana, executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Yoweri Museveni was the first to use child soldiers in this conflict.[32] Since the LRA first started fighting in 1987 they may have forced well over 10,000 boys and girls into combat, often killing family, neighbors and school teachers in the process.[33]

Many of these children were put on the front lines so the casualty rate for these children has been high. They have often used children to fight because they are easy to replace by raiding schools or villages.[34] The soldiers are organized into independent brigades of 10 or 20 soldiers.[1] Sudan has provided military assistance to the LRA, in response to Uganda lending military support to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

We are going to put our fighting troops in a war zone where the children do the killing.  I have no doubt that the children have been “desensitized” in their “training camps” so that they are hardened, battle-tested killers.  However, psychologically, Americans are not programmed to kill children.  We place high value on a child’s life and to take that life in combat will have devastating consequences for our troops in terms of Post Traumatic Stress disorder.  Now, the administration was quick to point out that:

“although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”

I would have to say that since we are only sending in a limited number of troops, odds are pretty high that they will have to engage in hostilities.  This feels to me like another failed mission:  Somalia.  How can this situation get better?  Well, Uganda is NOT the only country we will be trampling through:

They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.

As for how long the US troops will be in the region, a spokesman at US Africa Command says he could not provide specifics, “but our forces are prepared to stay as long as necessary to enable regional security forces to carry on independently.”

Isn’t that what we are doing in Iraq as well? Enabling the locals to be able to provide for their own defense?  That doesn’t seem to be really working out for us so I guess we will try it someplace else.  This also doesn’t come cheaply, we have already sent in $40 Million for equipment and training.  At a time when our nation is in a critically bad economy we are once again committing troops for an unclear mission for an indefinite period of time.  Wasn’t it Obama who complained that we didn’t have an “exit strategy” for Iraq?  Well, looks like he doesn’t have an “exit strategy” for this mess either.  Once again, we are nation building and sending our troops where they don’t belong.  This civil war is not effecting us and it’s clearly none of our business as we have no vital interests in the area.  Plus, it’s been allowed to rage for over 20 years, why commit our troops now in the midst of economic collapse?  Perhaps it’s to take the heat off of Operation Fast & Furious or the Solyndra mess.

Regardless of the reason, this is another destined to fail idea from a President who is incompetent.  Check your paycheck stubs everybody, as you see the amounts taken in taxes, know they are going to a small part of the world to engage in a gruesome civil war that has no effect on us either way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord’s_Resistance_Army
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/us-uganda-troops-lord-resistance-army.html
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-sends-100-us-troops-to-uganda-to-combat-lords-resistance-army/

Nancy Pelosi: California’s Nut Representative


The reason Nancy Pelosi is not longer relevant nor significant is because of her liberal histrionics.  In this particular instance, Pelosi lost all credibility when she stated that passing the “Protect Life Act” bill is akin to letting” women die on the floor.”  “Under this bill, when the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor of health care providers … it’s just appalling,” Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. “I can’t even describe to you the logic of what they are doing today.”

Really Pelosi?!  Let’s take a gander at the bill and what it’s really about:

The bill, called the Protect Life Act, would ban the federal funding for abortions and bar women from using tax subsidies from the health care law to buy insurance that cover abortion – except in cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother. It would also ensure that health-care providers are protected if they believe that performing abortion procedures clashes with their personal beliefs.

This bill is not in any way, shape or form a move against Roe V. Wade.  This bill is not arguing the legality of abortions but whether taxpayers have to pay for them and whether a doctor can be force to perform them, if it goes against their Religious freedom.   I personally do not believe in abortions and politics mixed together.  As a woman, I have always believed that the decision to have an abortion is between the woman and her morality.  While it is a decision I would not make for myself, I have no judgement for those who do because it is not my business.  I despise the notion that every politician or judge has to go through a “litmus test” on how they feel about abortion.  Given that so many are male, it really doesn’t affect them.

With that being said, I do object to my taxes being used to pay for abortions.  I also don’t want my taxes being used to pay for erectile dysfunction medication.  Sexual activity is a choice and sometimes that choice comes with consequences because of poor planning before hand.  Therefore, poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.  It seems to me we would be better served by paying for birth control pills or the morning after pill.

But, engaging in that argument is lost when the politician goes to absolute extremes that are not even reasonable.  I think that is one of the reasons that Americans are just fed up with Obama, Pelosi and the rest of those left-field cronies.  Most Americans are moderates and live their lives with a great deal of common sense and get a little nauseous watching these games.  Heck, even at the time of my writing this, Rev. Al Sharpton is on MSNBC literally raising his voice because of this bill.  He is echoing Pelosi’s sentiment that this is somehow “devastating” to women.  I have no idea how or why and he certainly didn’t elaborate.  Both of these politicians are having some kind of disproportionate response to people not wanting tax dollars paying for abortions.  Nobody is denying abortions nor making them illegal.  When we see these antics, we are really turned off by them.  And that sentiment is true on both sides of the aisle.  There are plenty of antics and histrionics on the far right as well.

It would just be great if people told the truth without all the melodrama.  If you have been raped, are the victim of incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger, then yes, the taxpayers will help you out.  If you are one of these progressive women who uses abortions as birth control (and yes, I do know some that do) then you better start hitting up planned parenthood for some condoms, because we don’t want to pay for your inability to be responsible.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65879.html#ixzz1agnPl2Oe

Romney & Huntsman: “Mormonistic” Distraction


I am not a Mormon but I am really annoyed to see all this nonsense about Romney and Huntsman’s religion. With regard to that pastor who said that Mormons are not true Christians, I have to say that if the members of LDS did not believe in Jesus Christ, why in the world would they be called The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. It was a ridiculous statement to make and all it has done is give him 15 minutes of fame (maybe fill his collection plates more) and turn the discussion away from the important issues.  Freedom of Religion in this country guarantees that both men can sit in whatever pew they wish.  If this election was about electing  a theocratic head of state, then we could all discuss the merits and idiosyncrasies of each person’s faith.  But, this isn’t that kind of election and we will never be that kind of country.  Supposedly we left that behind in the 1600’s.

This country is in the deep weeds right now.  We need leaders who are economically and fiscally sound to get us out of this mess.  Their religion or faith will not be what leads us back to economic prosperity.  It’s their vision and education that will stimulate small businesses and get the wheels going again.  We need someone who can stop spending and lower the tax burdens on small businesses.  In general matters of faith do not address this issues.  Jesus was not concerned which economic school of thought was better.  Jesus was all about how you interact with others and how to find God in your life.

From my perspective, all this hoopla over religions and the candidates seems to be very media driven.  I say that because according to the website All about Mormons:

In the United States the LDS Church is the 4th largest individual denomination with over 5.5 million members, a population about equal to the number of Muslims.

Given the numbers of Mormons living in the United States, just about all of us know someone who is and recognize that they are not in a cult.  Assuredly, their faith is very private and ordinarily not all out on display, but that makes them seemingly exclusive not nefarious.  And I believe that most Americans are not interested in a candidate’s faith, but rather how are we going to fix this mess.  So, this is just a media distraction to keep people worrying about issues that are not issues.  Perhaps, the mainstream is fearful that Romney can beat Obama, so they are trying a sneak attack and that pastor just fell into their hands.

We here in America can change this dialogue as well.  Put pressure on the mainstream media to shut up about religion and talk about clear concise plans on how we get things moving again.  I want to know what Romney’s plan is, in graphic detail.   I would be interested in Huntsman’s plan if he looked like he was going anywhere.  Sadly, his debate performance is lackluster and just because you speak a dialect of Chinese doesn’t make you an economics wizard.  Don’t give in to the distraction, we all need to stay the course.

For more reading:
http://www.allaboutmormons.com/number_of_mormons.php

If you have asthma stop ruining the environment



Everyday when I wake up and get a cup of coffee, I take some time and peruse the news.  Lately there has been no shortage of absurdities.  In addition to putting big weapons in the hands of drug cartels, shutting down medical marijuana to the sick and making fake green employers (Solyndra), the Obama administration is now pulling all the over-the-counter medication for asthmatics.

This maneuver will force asthmatics to purchase medication through prescription only which is considerably more expensive.  When you factor in the cost of going to the doctors on a regular basis to get your refills the costs really begins to soar.  Perhaps this is how Obama intends to get everyone on ObamaCare.  If we can no longer access OTC’s and we cannot afford to see a regular doctor monthly plus trying to afford the prescription inhalers, then we have little choice but to get on the program for socialized medicine.

Speaking as someone who does have asthma, I find this appalling.  Asthmatic attacks have  the potential to be fatal if medication or medical attention are not administered in time.  So, the administration is deliberating denying access to affordable emergency medication under the rationalization of “saving the environment.”  At issue is the use of CFC’s (Chloroflourocarbons) as the propellant to get the medication into the lungs quickly.   Asthmatic inhalers are the latest intrusion by the United Nations.  Obama has capitulated to International pressures trying to “protect the earth.”  Truthfully, the science regarding global warming is iffy at best.  I believe in climate change, but as a trained scientist, I don’t subscribe to this notion that humans are causing global warming.  It’s been the biggest scam ever thought of and has made people like Al Gore very rich men.  The amount of CFC’s that are produced by these life saving inhalers is an insignificant amount when compared to a very active volcano.  In fact, all of our emissions are insignificant when compared to nature itself.  And you can’t control nature.

Politicians who bow to the demands of the world’s climate alarmists have long sought various means of reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions. To date, the measures they have proposed have been rather mundane, focusing primarily on reducing emissions associated with one’s household activities and transportation habits. For example, we have been encouraged to replace our incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient ones. We’ve also been asked to participate in municipal recycling programs, to drive less, to car pool or to utilize public transportation.

As the government has intruded on all of our lives, why not push for mandated healthcare in the name of the environment.  In other words, we can’t destroy the environment so you will have to get some kind of insurance if you want to live.  This is completely ludicrous and I am so tired of doing what the rest of the world wants so they will like us.  I don’t care if France or Indonesia or Norway like us.  They sure like our money and they sure like our military support.  It’s time we took our sovereignty back and began worrying about our own citizens.

Of course, this environmental balderdash might just be one be cover up for big pharma giving massive political donations to Obama’s re-election campaign.  There is much more profit in asthmatics using prescription meds rather than OTC’s.   Whatever Obama’s motivation is clearly it is not in the best interest of Americans.

The new rules by the FDA will have no effect on jobs, but will wind up being very costly to many of the low-income folks who rely on OTC inhalers to treat their Asthma.

Is this really the time to force poor Americans to stop treating their symptoms if a prescription and doctor visit are beyond their reach when a cheap and safe OTC alternative is widely available?  This rule will result in a reduced quality of life for many working class Americans.  I know people who suffer from moderate Asthma but cannot afford regular doctors visits and prescription medication.  I suppose the only solution for them will be to stop living so much.

As I have been watching and reading the news today, I have noticed that there are very few segments on this story.  It would seem the mainstream media is putting this on the back burner or it is just getting buried with the other scandals that are developing.  So, I am hoping my readers will pass along this link and get the information out.  This is an outrage and needs to be told.  We need to put the pressure on this administration to stop this kind of nonsense.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Obama administration bans Asthma inhalers to protect the environment – National Law and Politics | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/law-and-politics-in-national/obama-administration-bans-asthma-inhalers-to-protect-the-environment#ixzz1aQyu2W11

http://spotoffun.wordpress.com/category/the-serious-side/politics/

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-administration-ban-asthma-inhalers-over-environmental-concerns_594113.html

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