Monday, August 31, 2009

Another Town Hall Tell Off . . . 8/27/09 Town Hall with NY Rep. Anthony Weiner

Hat Tip to BluegrassPundit who recently twittered this video link,, about a woman who goes off (rightfully) on Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY9] at Town Hall Meeting held last Thursday (August 27). Following the embedded video is a transcript of the Bonnie Cohen’s testimony, which was provided by the BluegrassPundit and the description that accompanied the YouTube video.

"Thank you Congressman. My name is Bonnie Cohen. I'm a patriotic, law abiding, tax paying citizen who clings to her religion. We the American people were fed up with Washington so we voted for change. But we did not vote to remake the nation! You may not be aware of it but we love this country!

"I'm an Independent; I've never been interested in politics. But, let me tell you Congressman that for the first time in my adult lifetime I am afraid for my country. I see Washington bankrupting our future one day at a time! From TARP to Stimulus to 9000 earmarks to auto bailouts to Cap and Trade. And now you guys want to take over health care after you screwed up housing.

"I think its fair to say that Congress has been acting stupidly! My question for you Congressman is; do you plan to go back to Washington and deliver for us what we actually voted for? Or is that above your pay grade and do you plan to just promote your own career and campaign every hour on MSLSD (Popular conservative talk radio show host Mark Levin endearing term for MSNBC?)”

Ms. Cohen expresses the growing sentiment of many independents and conservatives across America today. We do not want any more big government than we have, no ObamaCare, no Cap and Trade and we want all the ridiculous and wasteful spending and programs and pork stopped.

Our mesmerizing president tries to sell US an elixir

Hope-Nosis or Hype-Nosis?

Under the Cover of a Backroom Deal, Written by William Warren, Wednesday, 26 August 2009, blog

"Excuse me, but weren't we just talking about health care?

"After scanning news this week, one might notice a startling dearth of health care stories making headlines. Surprisingly, for most media outlets--be they liberal, conservative, a major news network or a basement blog--stories regarding public options, death panels, Obama's waning support, insurance companies, and the like were nowhere to be found.

"Their absence might make the average news junkie feel like he's entered a non-parallel universe. But please don't be alarmed: it is entirely calculated.

"Simply put, it's not that health care is no longer newsworthy; it's just that Barack Obama is deliberately making his news bigger to block it out.

"As a self-described "gifted" orator, Mr. Obama has demonstrated a clear understanding and flawless execution of one of the most crucial strategies of effectively dominating the conversation: changing the subject when the discussion gets too uncomfortable. Health care, it seems, was becoming too difficult of a conversation for the gifted one to stomach . . ."

Read the rest of Mr. Warren's blog article here.

Is ObamaCare really 'health care reform'? Read the fine print!

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy as found on 8/26/09

Will ObamaCare actually reform our present health care system? Is ObamaCare really 'health reform"? No, it is not. It is the lie that the president and his comrades in Congress would like us to believe. However, what it is is socialized medicine. If passed, HR 3200 or America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2009, it will inevitability and absolutely destroy the best healthcare sytem in the world. Reform is needed, yes, but not an entire re-do. We need tort reform, insurance portability, tax credit for individuals, a variety of differing healthcare insurance policies not mandating benefit levels, etc.

The Jackson Five, one killer group!

Cartoon by Steve Breen as found on 8/26/09

A new AARP card . . .

T.D. forwarded this information.

"Yep, to heck with the ultra liberal old AARP (American Association for Retired People). I joined the new AARP. Here's my new card."

By the way, this still photo, above, was taken from the Clint Eastwood movie, Gran Torino, which is excellent. See my previous review here.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Teddy Kennedy’s Legacy, Part 2 – Liberal Lion or Devil’s Minion?

"A Champion of the Culture of Death"
Cartoon by William Warren as found at on 8/28/09

Cartoon by Glenn Foden as found at 8/27/09
Cartoon by Glenn McCoy as found on 8/28/09

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)

Amidst all the glowing rhetoric of many including our teleprompted President, who yesterday eulogized the last of the famed Kennedy brothers, and amidst all the accolades, hoopla, pomp, and ceremony of the dragged out funeral festivities, much of the truth about the ‘Liberal Lion of the Senate’ remains buried by an adoring and complicit leftist press and media. Here is the other side or the rest of the story, a press release which I was forwarded from Pharmacists for Life International (PFLI):


The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today decried the scandal which occurred this morning at Boston's most historic Catholic shrine --- the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, known as "Mission Church" --- where a Mass of Christian Burial was used to “celebrate the life” of one of America's most notorious opponents of Catholic morality, the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Senator Kennedy fought for more than three decades to keep the killing of pre-born children legal and unrestricted in the United States.

Surgical abortion has claimed more than fifty-one (51) million human lives since 1973. The Catholic religion defines abortion as an “abominable crime”. [
PFLI estimates conservatively that a total of 277 Million innocent preborns have died by means of chemical, surgical and mechanical abortions in that time in the US].

President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy, in which he alluded to Kennedy's support for gay rights. One of the Prayers of the Faithful was a petition to end divisions “between gays and straights”.

Ecclesial participants included Rev. Raymond Collins, Rector of the Basilica; Rev. Mark Hession, Kennedy’s parish priest from Our Lady of Victories Church in Centerville on Cape Cod; Rev. J. Donald Monan, Chancellor of Boston College; and Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, who thanked President Obama for his words and his presence. Both the homilist, Fr. Hession, and Cardinal O'Malley suggested that the late senator had found eternal salvation.

The Catholic Action League called the event “
a tragic example of the Church’s willingness to surrender to the culture, and serve Caesar rather than Christ”.

Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle stated: “Senator Kennedy supported legal abortion, partial-birth abortion, the public funding of Medicaid abortions, embryonic stem cell research, birth control, federal family planning programs, and so-called emergency contraception. He defended Roe v. Wade, endorsed the proposed Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), and opposed both the Human Life Amendment and the Hyde Amendment. Kennedy maintained a 100% rating from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood. In 1993, he received the Kenneth Edelin Award from Planned Parenthood, and in 2000 received the Champions of Choice Award from NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts at the hands of the same Dr. Kenneth Edelin, the infamous abortionist.”

During his 1994 reelection campaign, Kennedy said ‘I wear as a badge of honor my opposition to the anti-choicers’. His successful obstruction of the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 effectively prevented the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Beyond his specific positions on human life issues, Senator Kennedy, along with the late Congressman Robert Drinan, provided the cover and the example for two generations of Catholic politicians to defect from Church teaching on the sanctity of innocent human life.”

“No rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when a champion of the Culture of Death, who repeatedly betrayed the Faith of his baptism, is lauded and extolled by priests and prelates in a Marian basilica. This morning's spectacle is evidence of the corruption which pervades the Catholic Church in the United States. The right to life will never be recognized by secular society if it is not first vindicated and consistently upheld within the institutions of the Church itself.”

Teddy Kennedy’s Legacy, Part 1 – Mary Jo, Advancing Hate Crimes Law, the Homosexual Agenda & Abortion

Sam and gregjaye respond to comments made recently by a reader of this blog, peter wassink, to the article, "Senator Kennedy Schemes to Pass “Hate Crimes” Law"

What is "pro-homosexual hate crimes language"? I think you mean language that in its description of hate crimes includes the crime of attacking or even killing people for their sexual orientation. I wonder if you could explain why you think such a crime is not a hate crime. Something doesn't quite add up in your position.

You want to see this crime category dropped, and as an argument for this you suggest the murder of Matthew Shepard was not a hate crime at all.

You seem to argue that this crime category does not exist?

So are you saying that there are no people that want to hurt gay people because of their sexual orientation?

As history learns us, violence towards groups in our society often originates from fear. Are you saying there are no people that fear homosexuality?Because that is not true, many people in America fear homosexuality, you yourself are an example, you seem to have great fear for the 'homosexual agenda'

I believe fear of homosexuality comes from a combination of ignorance and sexual

I'm a straight guy from Amsterdam and from experience i can tell you homosexuals are people just like you and me.

Actually, all crimes are. in one way or another, hate crimes. First, it is hatred for God and secondly, it is hatred for the other person. Capital punishment, however, is not a hate crime. In some situations God calls for it. Homosexually is one of those circumstances. If a particular society accepts the homosexual life style as an acceptable way of behavior and does not stop it, then clearly according the truth found in God’s Word, the Judeo-Christian Bible, that society will be destroyed.

People are not at all afraid of the homosexuality itself, but rather the ruin God can bring on a society for not having stopped the practice of homosexuality in the society. The promise of God is this, “The land in which that society lives will cast out the people of the land.” The promise is sure and non-homosexuals do not want to be cast out of the land in which they live.

Love, must be sincere; hate what is evil. Homosexuality itself is evil and those who do not hate it do not love. God says woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Righteous people are an abomination to the wicked, and the wicked people are and abomination to the righteous.

God said: He would put hatred between the children of Satan (the serpent in the Garden of Eden) and the children of Eve.

Hate crime legislation, in actuality, is the children of Satan outlawing the children of Eve. If you approve of hate crime legislation you are going to hell. So that is why Edward Kennedy died this week and unless he had a bedside conversion and repented of his sins and turned to God, he went to his eternal reward, that is to hell and is now in torment.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Race Blaming Game

“New York Democrat Governor David Patterson is blaming his low poll numbers on racism.

“Yeah, racism AND the fact that he is the worst Governor New York has ever had.”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 8/28/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

Another Death Panel Forms

Cartoon by Steve Breen as found at 8/28/09

Friday, August 28, 2009

Last Man Speaking, Mansfield, Ohio Town Hall Meeting 8/24/09

This past Monday night our local area was blessed with an atypical, and what I believe was model Town Hall meeting. The meeting was held at the local High School. It was the result of a spontaneous idea and action of a local TEA Party. Two hours were set aside in the evening at a time when those of us who work were able to attend. Proportionally little time was allocated for the presenters, the bulk of the time was given to hear from the people. The people did speak. The frustration of the people over the ever expanding big government and its even bigger spending practices were expressed. The two representatives aides seemed to hear. Not sure if the liberal Senator Sherrod Brown would ever depart from the Democratic Party line, however, at least he sent someone to hear, whether he will listen is a very different matter.


The sponsor of the Mansfield, Ohio Town Hall Meeting on Government Run Health Care and the Cap & Trade Legislation, the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association, wisely chose a respected, no-nonsense local judge to moderate this Town Hall. After all those unruly (and many for good reasons) meetings, Judge James DeWeese would have none of it. He reprimanded and cautioned the crowd and one individual, in particular, when it or she got out of line. Out of the Town Hall Meetings I have viewed on the Internet, this Town Hall was a model.

From my vantage point on the front row looking back across the expansive auditorium I thought two-thirds of the 1200 seat Mansfield Senior High School Auditorium were filled. The cup of wrath and indignation was more than ½ full with citizens wanting to share with their representatives. Lame duck (emphasis on lame) Senator Voinovich’s office said that he has never did Town Hall Meetings and will not be starting now. He was invited, but declined. Senator Sherrod Brown sent a representative, the State Director of his office, John Ryan. I don’t think Sen. Brown is in the mood to endure the questions about his beloved health care reform monstrosity. Senator Brown has been and continues to be an extreme liberal on almost all of the current issues. On the other hand, Congressman Jordan is a very conservative member of Congress. Just a week earlier, Congressman Jim Jordan was present in Lucas, Ohio, a small town just east of Mansfield, speaking before 200 or so people. Ray Yonkura, Rep. Jordan's Chief Of Staff represented him at this Town Hall.

The program started at 7 and was to run until 9 PM. Judge DeWeese opened the Town Hall with a few remarks, he was followed by Mr. Ryan then by Mr. Yonkura. Mr. Yonkura was on the correct side of nearly all the issues and had the support of most of the people present. I would declare him the winner of the "debate." John Ryan did his best to disguise the very liberal positions of Sherrod Brown, the Mansfield native.

After the presentations, which lasted until around 7:30 PM, two lines formed, one on the right of the stage, and another on the left. The question and answer period lasted 90 minutes. On most question, both representatives had an opportunity to respond. When the time approached 9:00 PM Judge DeWeese wisely cut off the comments by the two representatives, but allowed everyone remaining in line to ask a question or make a statement. I am very glad he did this, otherwise we would not be able to here the wisdom of the last person in line.


At around 9:15 PM, or so, the last man standing was an elderly gentleman who slowly but deliberately made his way on his own volition and took the microphone. It turned out to be a marvelous and fitting conclusion to an evening when a lot of folks got a lot off of their collective chests.

This man was so symbolic of America, that I had to transcribe his entire remarks. His words follow the embedded video below. His comments were low key, yet he was every bit as passionate and profound as Michelle Malkin on the View TV Show. He's my new hero. He's a great American. His entire words of wisdom are captured in the embedded video below. Roy Wagner of KRose Video was on hand to record the entire Town Hall Meeting. I was particularly appreciative of his documentation of this important and historic event.

To me, this geriatric giant of a man in many ways represents the best of America past and present. His words encapsulate the sentiment of most Americans past and present. He spoke for the silent and moral majority. A well grounded, respectful, conservative voice that is seldom if ever heard as clearly in the censored media called TV News. A man with the mental agility that could outperform most Mansfield Senior High students right now. Inspirational!

Here to me was the highlight of the night. Here to me summarized the previous two hours. So simple, yet so wise. The words of a patriotic, average American, whom we should try with all of hearts and minds and spirit to emulate.

“Thank you for being here, Judge DeWeese. You conducted a very good thing - meeting. [applause] I admire you, greatly, Judge DeWeese, for putting morality into your office. [Sustained applause]

“I may be the oldest man in here (tonight), I don’t know. I’m 95 years old. [Applause] I was born in Richland County and I graduated from Madison High School in 1932. There are only 3 of us left . . .

“I love this country. [Applause] I had a son killed in Vietnam. I’ve have a young grandson in the Marines now. [Applause]

“I am a registered Democrat now, because I wanted to vote (in the primary election) for my grandson, who ran for mayor of Ontario (a suburb of Mansfield). And he made it. And he will be on the ballot this fall as a Democrat.

“But I am a Republican, and I voted Democrat because I wanted to see my grandson get elected. He’s a good man. Judge DeWeese is also a Democrat, and he is a good man. [Applause]

"Now, I want to recite a poem I learned many years ago and it never crossed my mind until the President started going across the world criticizing our country.

[The last man standing & speaking said,} Has anyone heard of the . . .

The Lay of the Last Minstrel
Sir Walt
er Scott

Breathes there the man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burned,
As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentrated all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying,
shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,

Unwept, unhonored , and unsung.

“I’m sorry to say, but I think our president is doing us some wrong by going around the world criticizing the greatest country in the world, that ever existed. [Sustained applause]

'It is by the grace of God that we are the greatest county, and we may be the last. Think about it people. We got to do some sober thinking in our country.

“I grieve.

“Thank you. May God bless all of you!


At 95, this man gave an amazingly powerful and inspirational closing challenge to all Americans. It capped an intense evening at this model Town Hall meeting. For those who left this ballgame early, they missed the game winning home run!

While the two representatives got peppered with questions and comments from those assembled, this elderly gentleman put it all into proper perspective. He saw his president "doing wrong" by defaming and insulting our nation abroad. The majority of those present (and I believe that they represent the majority of Americans) vehemently oppose what this president has already done on foreign soil as well as what he and his administration are doing and trying to do domestically. I absolutely concur with Congressman Jordan and his Chief of Staff, Ray Yonkura, that imposition of both Government-Run Healthcare and the new tax scheme called Cap and Trade must be defeated along with halting out-of-control and wasteful government growth and spending.

One closing note regarding this seasoned citizen, he is walking visualization or demonstration of why we don't need ObamaCare. This vital man is still contributing value to society, and I would say he will continue to do so until God takes him. Their is a real danger under ObamaCare or socialized medicine that this man would be "expendable" or not worth "investment" of health care because of his age . . . Now that would be a great shame, wouldn't it?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Scare Tactics, part 2

Even the CDC is saying that Barack Obama’s estimate of the effects of H1N1 (swine flu) virus are overblown. Half of the U.S. population (that’s about 150 million people), Obama claims, could be infected by this winter. He says that 1.8 million will be hospitalized, and that there will over 90,000 deaths from the disease! How low will he go to get this hell-care bill passed with the necessary pay backs to all of his corporate campaign contributors? I guarantee that Obama’s numbers are 100 times too high. More people will die from the regular flu than H1N1. The CDC doesn’t mind the exaggeration, though. They think that it’s OK to lie if it will “break the complacency”. Such is the mindset of those in power.

Scare Tactics, part 1

According to U.S. News and World Report, Tom Ridge, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security under President Bush admitted that he “was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush's re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over. He blamed both false intelligence reports and overreaction to them for the unnecessary raised alerts, and said that it was not his choice to do so.

Thank goodness he has decided to drop out of his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010. That will make it easier for Pat Toomey to beat Arlen Specter.

Got Milk?

Using Common Sense to Debunk Evolution

I don't agree with the 700 Club or Pat Robertson on many issues, but Ray Comfort is awesome. I hope the people who regularly watch this show see what real Christianity and real witnessing is all about. And what a great title for the book (You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think). No matter how brilliant you are at giving sophisticated scientific proofs of creationism, the sinner is rarely converted by these types of arguments. Pride has hold on sinner's hearts and to admit that they're wrong about something like that is humiliating. The pride factor needs to be torn down first. You need to appeal to the conscience. You need to use the Ten Commandments! You only need to use a little common sense along with it like the watchmaker argument or the other simple ones that you can find on Ray's website.

The Right Way to Amend the Constitution, part 10

This article was modified on 3/6/10.

This is part ten of an ongoing series of articles containing proposals for amendments to the Constitution. For someone who claims so fervently to be a “Constitutionalist”, how is it that I can be so eager to change the Constitution? Well, there are several reasons. For one thing, I believe that after the Bill of Rights, much damage was done by some of the amendments that were added and the legitimacy of some of their ratifications are questionable. Secondly, the Constitution has been violated so much that the necessity of further amendments is needed to resolve the resulting problems. But this should be done extremely cautiously. These amendments are extremely unlikely to ever be introduced, much less ratified, but hey, I can dream, can’t I?

Here is this week’s proposed amendment (subject to revision):

Section 1: A “human life” or “human being” shall be deemed to include each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, beginning with the earliest stage of development, created by the process of fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent and without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency.

Section 2: For purposes of this article, the term “fertilization” means the process of a human spermatozoan penetrating the cell membrane of a human oocyte to create a human zygote, a one-celled human embryo, which is a new unique human being.

Section 3: For purposes of this article, the term “cloning” means the process called somatic cell nuclear transfer, which combines an enucleated egg and the nucleus of a somatic cell to make a human embryo.

Section 4: All uses of the term “person” in any law of the United States, including this Constitution, shall be construed as inclusive of all human life as defined in sections 1, 2, and 3 of this article.

Section 5: All human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable Right to Life. Neither the United States nor any State shall deny any person within its jurisdiction this Right without due process.

Section 6: Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states according to the number of born persons in each state excluding Indians not taxed.

Commentary on this proposed amendment:

The first three sections are based on Paul Broun’s Sanctity of Human Life Act. Section 5 comes from the Declaration of Independence with the phrase “All men” replaced with “All human beings” and only the Right to Life is included.

I never thought that it would be so difficult to write an effective Human Life Amendment. What I am trying to accomplish is to make all laws against murder to apply equally to all people (including the unborn), without denying someone’s right to self-defense, while still allowing the States to set their own punishments for murder and to be chiefly responsible for enforcing these laws. “Without due process” allows the death penalty, self defense laws, and legal wars to remain.

I added section 6 because it is not reasonable that unborn babies should be included in census enumerations. Historically, they were not included and it wouldn't be right to include some while others are not included because the mother is not yet aware of the pregnancy. Forcing women to take a pregnancy test would be excessively intrusive.

Click here to read the next article in the series.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Defaming the Opposition & Framing the Debate

Cartoon by William Warren as found on 8/26/09
The Leftist controlled, subjective media (ABC, AP, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, New York Times, Newsweek, PBS, etc.) is extremely biased in favor of the Soetoro/Obama Administration and is bent on advancing the overall Leftist Socialistic Agenda. As Sean Hannity contends, this Leftist dominated media has no journalistic integrity. It is no longer credible. It is now merely the public relations firm of the Democratic Party. You can see how they report and don't report the news on ObamaCare, etc. That is precisely why people watch and pay attention to Fox News, talk radio and other alternative sources of information such as blogs and websites.

Whose acts are more loathsome, Michael Vick's or any abortionist's?

Cartoon by Brian Farrington as found on 8/25/09
Whose acts are more gruesome and unwarranted, football quarterback Michael Vick's dog-fights and dog-abuse, or any so-called physician who commits despicable acts of abortion for a living? Both acts are bad. However, without question, it is the brutal, painful, unwarranted and murderous acts of stealing of the lives of Innocent human babies which is much more heinous, by far. When the murder of a dog lands a man in prison while an abortionist like George "late-term baby killer" Tiller is lauded upon his unfortunate demise, something is terribly wrong. As a nation, and as individuals, we better get our proverbial acts together and right our wrongs, before it is everlastingly too late.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One Stormy Bill

“Hurricane Bill has battered the East Coast. making it the most dangerous Bill since the Democrat’s Healthcare Plan.”

- - NewsBusted, Episode 8/25/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

The Joke is on US . . .

The Joker a/k/a Barry Soetoro, a/k/a President Barack Hussein Obama is now on US.

Save & Protect American Healthcare

“Today, the health of millions of Americans is threatened by a planned government takeover of our health care system.” - League of American Voters

Below is a TV Ad that was rejected by the ABC. Why was this ad banned? Why is it so controversial? This TV ad advocates the protection of the American healthcare system. It is paid for by the League of American Voters. The League reported in an email that I received today the following, “ABC television has banned our TV ad from airing on its network. Frankly, I was stunned when I heard the news from our media buyer yesterday. Right now, our TV ad exposing ObamaCare is running in 12 states.”



"How can (President Soetoro aka) Obama’s Plan cover 50 million new patients without any new doctors [— including up to 13 million illegal aliens — to a system that already has an insufficient number of physicians]?

"It can’t!

"[What will ObamaCare actually do?] It will:

---> Hurt our seniors and Medicare as we know it

---> Ration coverage and care

---> Limit (development, production, and availability of) life-saving medicines

---> Impose long-delays on cancer treatment and other vital surgery

"It is (already) happening in England and in Canada.

"Don’t let it happen here . . ."


(1) Tell Congress to protect American Healthcare – call (202) 224-3121

(2) Donate to have this ad air across America. Go to: For more information, go to:

Monday, August 24, 2009

BO tries to out jump Evel Knievel

Cartoon by Steve Breen as found on 8/20/09
T.D. forwarded to us the content of email containing the following insightful question:
Let me get this straight (President Soetoro aka) Obama's health care plan – ObamaCare - will be

· written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it,
· passed by a Congress that hasn't read it and whose members will be exempt from it,
· signed by a president who is a closet smoker,
· funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes,
· overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and
· financed by a country that is nearly broke.

Great role models.

What could possibly go wrong?

A Summer of Revolt

America needed the Congressional summer recess even more than did her representatives and senators. Many wish this Congress would take the rest of this year off. This government (the Soetoro/Obama administration and the corrupt 111th Congress) has quickly done decades worth of damage already this year! The havoc and the destruction this government has wrought is swiftly leading this nation to its premature fall.

A number of events have occurred recently, which are illustrative of just what is happening in this country. Ours is a nation literally under siege by Marxists and socialists, who captured power and the White House last November. They seek to topple completely the America of our Forefathers.

The TEA Parties and the subsequent invigorated Town Hall gatherings have given the fed-up-with-the-feds majority a voice, an outlet to express their deep concerns, outrage, frustrations and disappointments. We are gravely disturbed by the actions of our government since that bloodless coup that began earlier this year when the new president and the new Congress went to work.

ENOUGH, that is the word, the cry, which encapsulates the mood and mind of most Americans. The senseless spending of money, which we don’t have on things we don’t need, by the extremist elite, is flatly immoral, despotic even demonic.

We will look at three specific events that occurred during the month of August, which reveal the temperature of this nation. First is the TEA Party held in Akron, Ohio. Second are two contrasting Town Hall Meetings held in the states of Washington and Ohio.

Thousands (7,000+) of people attended the Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 first-ever Akron Area TEA Party held in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This was one of the largest, if not the largest TEA Party to date in Ohio, rivaling the statewide Ohio TEA Party on Saturday, August 1, 2009. I was listening to a portion of the WHLO-AM radio broadcast of the event. Ohio State Route 8 was apparently backed up with cars in route to the patriotic gathering. The TEA Party movement along with the barrage of patriotic Americans attending their local Town Hall meetings is a very overdue and very healthy turnaround for this hitherto apathetic country. See details of the even here. One interesting item to note is that U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-OH-13) refuses to meet with her constituents over the health care reform and other devious bills. She along with many other members of Congress are hiding this summer. The YouTube video is dedicated to Ms. Sutton.


Hat tip to the BluegrassPundit where I first saw this powerful video posted. This veteran Marine let his congressman (Brian Baird) have both barrels as he figuratively shot him down at a Town Hall Meeting earlier this month. The Marine speaks for me and I think for the majority of Americans.
Here is the YouTube description of the above video, which is in itself, very enlightening.

I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.


Many liberal and wayward Congressional members are hearing from their disgusted constituents this summer. By contrast my Representative, Congressman Jim Jordan (D-OH-4) was the featured presenter at a very hot (weather-wise) Town Hall in Lucas, Ohio last Wednesday evening.

I did not find out until the last minute that the Town Hall was being held. With the help of Mapquest I made my way to the even. How refreshing ti see a true Conservative Congressman who consistently does the right thing. The crowd was very appreciative of Rep. Jordan and his stand and vote against the bailouts, the stimulus bill and his promise to vote against the so-called health care reform or ObamaCare and against Cap and Trade. He is one Congressman who does not need to fear the people because he listens to We the People. He took many questions, which were primarily about the proposed health care reform.

Jordan emphasized that of the three main issues facing Congress right now: Defeating ObamaCare, defeating Cap and Trade and Stopping Runaway Spending, the defeat of ObamaCare by far is the greatest priority. Government cannot run the Post Office, the Veterans Administration Health Care System, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, how can it assume total control of the entire American Healthcare System? It will only ruin, not run, the best healthcare system in the world. For additional details of the event click here.

Vick & the Blue Dogs

'sic Vick on the Blue Dogs

Cartoon by William Warren as found on on 8/23/09

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Town Hall with Sen Sherrod Brown’s Proxy Mansfield, Ohio Monday 8/24/09 7-9PM

Town Hall with Senator Sherrod Brown’s Proxy [apparently Brown does not do, unscripted in-person, open Town Hall Meetings]

Monday, August 24, 2009

Time: 7-9:00 PM, Doors Open At 6:30 PM

Where: Mansfield Senior High School Auditorium, 124 North Linden Road, Mansfield, Ohio

Between Park Avenue West And West Fourth Street

Info: This is a public Town Hall Meeting on Government-run Healthcare and Cap And Trade. The session will be moderated by Judge James DeWeese, Richland County Common Pleas Court. The meeting will be with John W. Ryan, Staff Member, Office of Senator Sherrod Brown. Mr. Ryan will give a presentation regarding upcoming government health care and cap and trade legislation. The meeting will be open to your questions and concerns after his presentation. Senator George Voinovich's office was also invited but declined numerous requests to participate. Congressman Jim Jordan will be also sending his representative Ray Yonkura, Chief Of Staff. This Town Hall Meeting is sponsored by the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association, a non-partisan group consisting of concerned voters in Richland County and surrounding areas.

Website: For more information, call Bonnie at 419-687-6761 or visit .

Abortionsts are domestic terrorists, a response

Jessica Rodgers has left comment recently on my post "Abortionists Qualify as Domestic Terrorists." It deserves a thoughtful response, which I try to provide in this article.

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many ignorant, racist people left in this country in this day and age. The first biracial president (at least the first with visible and known African ancestry) and his citizenship is questioned and you call him a Marxist. Not that there's anything wrong with Marxism, it's a theory and like other theories (democracy, laissez faire capitalism), it doesn't come out as well in reality as on paper, due to the human element (greed, imperfection, powerlust, etc.) But it's a scare trigger word and that's the only reason it's being applied.
Just because I disagree with just about everything the new president has done and am diametrically opposed to his social, fiscal and foreign policy does not mean I am a racist. You appear to be taking one of the talking points of the Democratic Party and Rahm Emanuel . . . What does race got to do with having a differing worldview? Marxism, statism, or socialism is an ideology of Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro and Chavez. It has failed everywhere it has been tried, yet the elite in control in Wastingaton, DC insist they know their brand will work. Well, it won’t.

The abortion lobby, as it's called here, doesn't threaten to go around killing women with coat hangers. Desperate women without access to safe, hygienic, affordable abortions inadvertently killed themselves with coat hangers (or poison, or self-inflicted injuries/falls, etc.) for decades before Roe granted privacy and self-determination rights to women.
Abortionists like the late George Tiller disrespect life. They are Pro-Death. They go about killing babies for a 'living,' and in the process many woman are hurt, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The abortion industry, especially Planned Parenthood refuse to recognize the many side affects beyond the death of the baby. Abortion is immoral, wrong and evil no matter what black-robed terrorists or leftist politicians claims.

The only people I've seen trying to "threaten, bully and scare people" are the anti-abortion ("pro-life" is a misnomer, only certain life is valued by people in that movement) terrorists who bomb women's clinics and stalk doctors and patients. There are so many poor, unwanted children who are never adopted -- because they are brown or too old. Would that the energy and "re$ource$" wasted on terrorizing women about their most private decision be rerouted to aid and adopt all the children who are already here and need a home, a family, love and support.
If the term Pro-Life is a misnomer to those that want to protect the individual personhood of every human being, and it most definitely is not, but what people refer to as “Pro-choice” which can more accurately and truthfully be ascribed as Pro-Death. What “Choice” does an innocent human being, denied his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, have in the matter? None. The baby is the primary victim in abortion, not the woman.

I personally don't think I could have an abortion. I also recognize that I've been fortunate enough that birth control has never failed and I've never been raped. Nevertheless, it's not my right to decide what all other women do with their bodies, nor is it any of your business. That goes especially for people who are on this bandwagon because they assume everyone does or should share their religion. FYI, Christians are a religious minority in the world and only have the numbers they do by invading other countries and forcing Christianity (and I include Catholics, as they worship Christ and were the root of modern Christianity) on natives, while so-called "Christians" enslaved them and stole their resources.
Jessica, you say birth control has worked for you and you have never been raped, but what about the child who was conceived in a rape, why do you insist in punishing him by sentencing him or her to death? Why not punish the perpetrator of the crime, make him pay for the health care and support of the child?

Jessica, America is not just another nation, we are exceptional. We were birthed as a Christian, God-honoring nation. Abortion goes against every principle and value and virtue that is dear to our founding and fundamental rights as delineated in our Declaration of Independence.

American prisons are full enough, we're the worst industrialized nation in those terms. The last thing the world needs are more unwanted, unloved children.
Would all 50 million aborted boys and girls end up in prison? I don't think so. There could have been another George Washington or Thomas Jefferson among those victims of the American Holocaust. And why are our prison full? One reason is that we have allowed illegal aliens to invade our nation practically unhindered. President Bush claimed that the illegals are needed to do jobs Americans are unwilling to do. I don't believe that. We would have had more than adequate workforce had we not 'legalized' the killing of innocents.

Furthermore, our schools have stopped teaching Judeo-Christians principles and values. God has been removed from the classroom and the public square. Secular humanism, the false notion that man is the master of the universe and an is an enlightened being capable of anything is a lie for hell itself, it has replaced Christianity. It is a sorry substitute for the truth.

Like the current occupier of the White House you, Jessica, sound like an America-hater. What the world needs is love, the love of God as expressed by and through true Christ-followers. It is only through the power of the resurrected Christ and personal relationship with him, that man can ever hope to achieve a restored relationship with God. Man is fallen. Man is inherently evil and sinful by nature. Man cannot bring himself up by his bootstraps to make himself right with the God of the universe. It is only through the life, death, and risen power of Jesus Christ that man can be redeemed. Our Forefathers knew this. Without faith it is impossible to please God. We must come to believe in Jesus Christ, who, as God paid the ultimate price for our redemption or salvation or restoration. Jesus is the ONLY hope of the world. The change that is required is a change of heart, not a change to accept a socialist-based society.

The hope and change of any (false) messiah, like our current president has been made out to be by his adoring fans and worshipper in the press and media, is merely empty rhetoric. What we need is individual repentance and/or revival. That is the only hope and change America needs.

Death Panel is the Real Deal

Cartoon by Henry Payne as found on 8/17/09
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez as found on 8/20/09

Cartoon by Chuck Asay as found on 8/18/09

"We are God's partners in matters of life and death." – alleged President Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama

What outright audacity on the part of this pretentious pretend-President to make a statement like the one above! Obviously, he fully believes all of the media’s hype about himself. During the past two years the opposition media (ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Newsweek, New York Times, PBS, et al.) made him out to be some sort of a messiah!
Just a couple of comments about the about quote.
Firstly, when you, Mr. President, said in talking to the 'ministers' about your so-called healthcare reform plan, "We are God's partners in matters of life and eath," what God are you talking about, sir? It certainly is not the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible. It certainly was not the God of George Washington, John Hancock or Patrick Henry. That only leaves the god of this world, who is the great deceiver. Now, that is the only rational conclusion that makes any sense.

By the alleged President's actions, we know who his father is. It can only be one of two persons either God the Father, or the Father of Lies. In Barry Soetoro alias Barack Obama's case, it is definitely the latter. Furthermore, the true God does not need a partner, He is quite capable of meeting needs and meeting out justice without the assistance of any man, including a super-sized egotistical elite heathen like Soetoro/Obama.

One commenter on the National Politics Forum on, where this conversation first started, called my responses above, laughable. In turn, I responded telling him that he would not be laughing when he’s sixty-five and finds himself in need of healthcare under ObamaCare or its iteration!

Secondly, neither politicians, bureaucrats, the courts, nor the government itself has any role in making healthcare decisions which determine who lives and who dies. That is solely God's venue and prerogative. However, Soetoro/Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, however, want government to assume this ultimate control over the American population. That is tyranny. That is a socialistic state. And that is what this conflict is all about. Do we allow the government to continue to rip and rob our individual freedoms from us, like they did in Roe vs. Wade in making even life a right which government can take away? Or do we draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough? That is what the TEA Party Movement, that is what this summer's Town Hall Meetings are all about. We need to make a choice between freedom and liberty versus slavery and tyranny. I choose life. I choose liberty. I choose being able to pursue happiness on my terms and on my God's terms, not on the state's terms!

Finally, just as the second cartoon above illustrates, ObamaCare also assures the death of medical innovation, where our free enterprise based healthcare system has succeeded so well compared to the rest of the world.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Right Online Conference in Pittsburgh

Grover Norquest holding up 1500 page Cap & Tax Bill
50% larger than 1000 page ObamaCare Bill
"Hidden Dangers"
Bloggers Taking Questions
Joe the Plumber
Americans for Prosperity's "Hands Off My Healthcare" Bus

Makes a Tour Stop in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, 8/15/2009

A week ago today I attended day two of the two-day conservative RightOnline conference in Pittsburgh. The new media and the importance of getting out the conservative message was the main focus of the conference. Being a former Clevelander and ongoing Cleveland Browns fan I was going into enemy territory by visiting Pittsburgh. The Browns and Steelers have had quite a rivalry through the years.
On the same day, on the other side of town, the Left was meeting at its own Netroots Nation conference. The Left had the likes of good ole boy Democrat Bill Clinton and recent Democrat Arlen Specter. The Right at our RightOnline conference had Michelle Malkin, Joe the Plumber and Grover Norquest make presentations. Michelle did an especially good job, I consider her to be a 'nice' Ann Coulter in her demeanor (in other words not as mean) and speech (but every bit as sarcastic and true).
I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and hope to apply some of the things that I learned.

ObamaCare, itself, is “cruel” to elderly


MSNBC Host(ess) Nancy Synderman said that people who speculate about ObamaCare’s end of life counseling are ‘cruel.’

“Hey, you think that is cruel, try being subjected to it.”

- - NewsBusted,
Episode 8/21/09



I believe that end of life decisions should be left to the individual and to the family to determine how and when they will make those decisions. There are provisions in place that already assist persons to make those decisions. Certainly everyone should have the opportunity to face those important decisions. Often when a person enters the healthcare system they are asked if they have a living will or other advance directives. Most nursing facilities, gather that information upon admission. They usually provide the basic information or samples as to how to obtain advance directives. It think that the role of educating of persons should be left to such organizations as churches. They are better equipped to making ethical and moral decisions than any government bureaucrat.

Government has no place in requiring or in providing that information at taxpayer expense. The Medicare and Medicaid programs are already nearly bankrupt providing services never intended by those programs. Instead, services should be curtailed in an plan to make and keep those programs solvent.

End of life counseling is just another big-brother, big-government scheme to gain more control over our lives. Government should first gets its own house in order before it meddles in mine.

ObamaCare will be funded in a great part by taking funds currently provided to Medicare and redistributing them to illegal aliens and others determined by big-brother Barack to be more deserving. I say that is cruel. Persons who were productive their entire lives now would be denied needed services is cruel. Instead we should be grateful and honor them and not take them out into the woods to die, which in essence ObamaCare does. That is what really is cruel.

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy
YouTube video.

Friday, August 21, 2009

ObamaCare: 10 Key Questions, Part 10 – Pre-existing Conditions

Questions to ask our [Doctors,] Senators, and Representative about ObamaCare

This is the tenth and final article in a series of questions about ObamaCare (i.e., Socialized Medicine, Universal Healthcare, Single-Payer Healthcare, Government-Run Healthcare, or Nationalized Healthcare) that we conservative and Christian patriots should strongly consider asking our U.S. Representatives and U. S. Senators over the next month, while the Congress is taking its summer recess. If their unnecessary and freedom-robbing healthcare reform, which is being forged and forced on America by the current administration and the current Democrat-controlled Congress is to be stopped, it is through the voices of many Americans – We the People. It’s a priority TEA Party action item.

The questions were developed by Gary Bauer (
American Values) and are intended to be used in interactions in our Senators and Representatives during the next 30 days. President Obama has already conceded that there probably won't be a vote on healthcare reform until "the end of September or the middle of October." That means we have August to attend town hall meetings with our representatives and senators, stop by their congressional offices, write letters to the editor and educate our friends and family members about the dangers of socialized medicine. Don Wildmon of the American Family Association (AFA) encourages his supporters to form groups as part of the process of engaging members of Congress.
10. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama has repeatedly said that "no insurance company will be allowed to deny you coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition." That sounds wonderful until you apply common sense, which is in short supply in Washington. What if we made a law that allowed you to buy car insurance after you got into an accident and that required the insurance company to pay for the damage? Wouldn’t many people just wait for an accident before buying insurance? Why wouldn’t many Americans wait until they were sick to buy health insurance?
Question for your Congressmen: Isn't it clear that this provision would drive up the cost of health insurance for everyone?

Cash from Clunkers

Cartoon by Henry Payne as found on on 8/21/09

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch newspaper runs a regular feature called the Hot Issue, where they ask their readers a question of interest and ask them to answer the question and comment on their answer. Here is their question of the day for this past Monday along with my answer.

The Hot Issue:

___ Yes

_X_ No

My Response:

The "Cash for Clunkers" Program and the whole stimulus bill are bad ideas. Increasing debt and the deficit merely for a short-term quick fix or to gain political points or approval ratings, does little or nothing to improve the long-term health of the overall economy. It is the wrong approach.

I think the whole concept of removing older cars to reduce carbon emission is based on a false premise that America unilaterally can and needs to do something to stem the tide of man-made global warming. This is an unwarranted assault on American business and the American people. It puts us at a competitive disadvantage for one thing. For another thing, removing cars that could otherwise be donated to charity and provided to low income or needy people and ruining their engines, making them unusable is wasteful and foolish. Not to mention the fact that man-made global warming is a complete hoax.

The real clunkers that should be removed reside in the U.S. Congress and the White House. 2010 and 2012 can't come soon enough!