Sarah Palin will Replace Obama as President in 2012; TeamSarah is On Deck

She Is The One

She Is The One

palin and reagan posterI read an article this morning that soooo succinctly states what the Majority of Americans think and feel. The article addresses the need for a president like Sarah Palin and the mood of the country which is moving to the middle and seeking Sarah Palin as our president.

Let me now share this article with you…

August 23, 2009

By Neil Brian Goldberg

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Confucius say: “It is often following crowd who push leader forward.”

…and so the Sarah Palin for President campaign begins, but there are some issues which must be addressed right off.

Why does there appear to be so much animosity toward Sarah Palin?

Well, there’s no denying that Sarah fought and defeated the powerful, corrupt, and deeply entrenched “old boy” establishment, bringing decency and benevolence into the state government. Who does she think she is?

…then Sarah Palin twisted the arms of the struggling oil companies, forcing them to pay thousands of dollars to each Alaskan family — how dare she rock the boat.

She ran a clean administration, and despite every sinister and desperate attempt, via contrived ethics charges by pathetic political wannabes, to create a false appearance of impropriety, Sarah’s record remains clean. (All the more reason to be suspicious of her…)

She also gave birth to a down-syndrome baby. Realizing what an extra burden such a child would be, she could have so easily disposed of the problem, what with her political career and the rest of the family’s needs to consider, it certainly would have been understandable, but this does highlight one of Sarah’s major flaws — she has a true heart, not very PC.

Sarah lacks experience. This is true. She has no idea how to work those sleazy back-room deals for suitcases full of dirty money.

She will not be skilled at slipping those secret daggers in the backs of those who count on her to save the country. Not good at lying, she cannot be bribed, not selfish enough; even so naïve as to believe in goodness … and … God — oh no — no no, absolutely a big problem.

It must also be admitted, and there is no way round it, that her detractors on TV have indeed made some incontrovertible points. No matter what your thoughts on this campaign, you cannot deny the absolute facts they have established about Sarah Palin, and these are:

No matter how you dress up a lewd, vulgar, tasteless pig; even with a stunning red suit, a sharp hairdo, and attractive glasses — even if you put perfect lipstick on her — it will not be Sarah Palin — it will still just be Tina Fay, selling herself. There is no getting around this particular point of truth.

The honest, courageous, intelligent, noble, and able Sarah Palin remains unchangingly our Sarah, God’s offering to America, perhaps our last chance for a true incorruptible leader, with angel fire in her eyes, and Divine lightning in her fists.

…and the pathetic dressed up pig remains, exactly and only what it is, lewd, vulgar, bought and sold, and as far removed from Sarah Palin, as the West is from the East.

So how do we begin this campaign — “Sarah Palin for President”?

The first thing to realize is that all of our problems originate from some form of corruption — we will not have that problem with Sarah.

There are plenty of righteous geniuses to hire for advice. All that is needed is someone who reveres and cherishes the real America, based on the Constitution, with the ultimate purpose of freedom, prosperity, and security, making the best choices after honestly considering such advice.

Next, being sure of what we want, we simply begin this “Sarah for President” campaign.

We know that money is necessary, so, as a show of faith and solid intention, take ten or twenty dollars — today — and stash it away for the “Money Bomb” moment which is on its way. On that Money Bomb day — faithfully pull that bill out and send it in! By placing that money aside now — we have begun our campaign.

Next, begin to spread the word. The Sarah Palin Campaign for President has begun. Set aside your donations, spread the word, form local groups ready to work for her in the near future, defend her good name at every turn, shun the likes of David Litterman, his sponsors, and the network which collaborate with the verbal rape of young women (Sarah’s daughters).

Start making signs, get your bumper sticker, start raising potential donors, start working as if the election were in three months, and don’t let up.

There is talk that Sarah will run on a third party — what shall it be called — why of course — THE TEA PARTY.

Work, talk, donate time money and materials. Realize what is actually at stake and fight. Fight as if freedom itself depended on it.

Most of all, become a prayer warrior, and beg God for the future of America.

Re-ignite your angry voice of moral outrage, and stop talking about “Taking Back Your Country.”

Talk about “Keeping Your Country,” it is already yours. Saying you “want it back” is a subtle admission of surrender — that you have lost, that your country has been taken. We do not want to “Take America Back,” we, and Sarah, intend to keep our Country — it is already ours, and it will remain ours.

Every desk, every computer, every building, vehicle, government plane, desk, chair, the pens they write with and the paper they write on, all are the property of the people of these United States. The government owns nothing. It produces nothing, and has no claim whatsoever to anything. It rules only with our permission, and derives all that it uses from the labors and donations of the American people. All else is illegal, all else it treason against the people who fund and build everything in and of this nation.

Sarah Palin knows this, that is why she is our President-to-be, and that is why we the people who still have eyes to see and ears to hear, do now, with a great passion for freedom, and with unbounded faith, gratitude and reverence for the original Constitution of the United States of America — we the people do hereby declare the beginning of the unstoppable, victorious, and blessed by God…

SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN

© Neil Brian Goldberg

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Additional articles

Michelle Malkin: Sunday open thread
Conservatives4Palin: Obama The Lightworker Helping You Evolve Your Cars
Green Room: Why Sarah Palin Should Not Leave The Room
The Underground Conservative: David Vs. Goliath: The Rematch and Gov Palin Called It: Obama Loans $10 billion & Soros Invests $811 Million In Petrobas and Push Polling Sarah Palin
Gary P: Alaskan Poet, Musician, And Firefighter Dewey Whetsell Praises Sarah Palin and Sarah Palin To Barack Obama: No Health Care Reform Without Legal Reform.
Tellurian: Sarah Palin right about Death Panels… view the example with your own eyes…
Hillbuzz: Sarah Palin will single-handedly bring down Obamacare using only Facebook to do it
Michaelinmi: Why Sarah Palin Pisses Off Elitists
Sarah Palin Information: Our First Paliniversary; A National Love Affair Turns One

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459 Responses to Sarah Palin will Replace Obama as President in 2012; TeamSarah is On Deck

  1. karmahd says:

    ‘Morning, the server was down last night, I could not get in either

  2. VotingFemale says:

    Obama, the Willy Wanka of Washington… and why he is going to get kicked out of office.

  3. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Karma!

    Server down? mmmm…. happens I guess.

  4. samhenry says:

    Hi Karm – – server problems and could not get in? this is just the Great Cat testing the powers Obama uses that she hopes to use against him.

  5. samhenry says:

    Wonderous post CAT. Was that from a website of Sarah Palin for President? You drag in the darndest things. Drop it, Cat, Drop it. Let us know the source.

  6. VotingFemale says:

    Obama weeps… he knows far more what is in store for the ill-fated ObamaCare Bill… and as ObamaCare Goes, so Goes the Obama Presidency

    The Socialists are betting the Farm… they are seeing the evict notice on its way.

  7. VotingFemale says:

    the site? Ohh goodness… let me go make it’s title a hyper link

    it is from RenewAmerica web site…

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/goldberg/090823

  8. samhenry says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOh, CAT, that vid was the finishing touch. Brilliant.

  9. samhenry says:

    I did not realize what o’clock it was. I’m late for scullery duty. I’ll check in later. BBL Karm and CAT

    DOG RUSHES OVERBOARD and paddles ashore. Looks longingly back at the great info ship VF from which time has snatched SH. Those darn wings of time.

  10. VotingFemale says:

    that vid, as a mirror to Obama, is astounding…

  11. VotingFemale says:

    I know what a scullery is…. lol

    I should lay down to the galley and light off the range after the smoking lamp is out.

  12. samiam60 says:

    Morning again everyone. Good day to be above ground.

  13. VotingFemale says:

    Cash for Coffins is trying to find you…

  14. samhenry says:

    Dog barks from shore: Shiver me timbers, CAT, I had no idea I was using antiquespeak. lol So happy to be in a crew where Captain CAT knows of the territory from novels! I keep wondering why young people often look at me with strange expressions. I thought it was because I had forgot to brush me fur.

    Good morning Sammi. Happy to give a last longing look at the “puter” to see you had come aboard. See you later. I’ve already arranged with the Harbor Master for a launch for later.

  15. samhenry says:

    One last shout from shore directed at Captain CAT

    OMG, what novel was the source for:

    I should lay down to the galley and light off the range after the smoking lamp is out

    Even I have not got so large a range of vocabulary in antiquespeak.

  16. samhenry says:

    Sail on, mates!

  17. karmahd says:

    The talking heads are saying on the news shows today, the Democrats will pass the health care bill without the republicans. Obamas latest tact, blaming the republicans for the same methods that killed health care under Clinton. Answer YEP!!

  18. samiam60 says:

    IN 2012 WE THE PEOPLE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO SAY:

  19. samiam60 says:

    End of life choices book re-appears under Obama.
    Was removed by President George W. Bush 🙂

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/23/sen-specter-calls-hearings-end-life-care-guide-veterans/

  20. samiam60 says:

    FIRE THE FIRST SHOT, SARAH!

  21. VotingFemale says:

    Which flavor of Talking heads?

    The Red Pills or the Blue Pills?

    as if I didnt know… lol

    I know what the Red Pills are saying and it does not look good for Single Payer …and without Single Payer the Socialists are defeated.

    karmahd says

    The talking heads are saying on the news shows today, the Democrats will pass the health care bill without the republicans. Obamas latest tact, blaming the republicans for the same methods that killed health care under Clinton. Answer YEP!!

  22. samiam60 says:

    Yep VF if its good enough to have a End of Life Book for the Veterans you can bet Obama has plans for the Seniors too, YOU BETCHA 🙂

  23. VotingFemale says:

    Obama – the Grip Reaper

    the vid with lyrics…

  24. samiam60 says:

    What do Dr. Shohls and Obama have in common?

    Defeat !

  25. Foxwood says:

    Who fired the cannon? ARRG! I forgot to drink water last night. Keep it down. My head. I can’t believe I woke up in my chair. Man, I stink. I’m off to the shower…

  26. Foxwood says:

    ARRRG! You know how to kill a good hangover…

  27. VotingFemale says:

    OBama is Driving America Down the Highway to HELL

  28. samiam60 says:

    G O O D M O R N I N G F O X W O O D 🙂

  29. Foxwood says:

    First hangover in ten years and I get a comedian…

  30. Foxwood says:

    Love you to VF…

  31. VotingFemale says:

    Love You Too Foxwood… and your little cannon too! lol

    Here is a modern Cannon… that kicks total ass…

  32. samiam60 says:

    Ahhhhhhh Shucks VF, thank you

  33. samiam60 says:

    Hey Foxwood, Hows your head?

  34. VotingFemale says:

    Taliban Eating A-10 Cannon Lead

  35. karmahd says:

    Long live the call of the Hog!!! bahdddddddddddaaaaaaa HMMMMMMMM>>>>>

  36. arlenearmy says:

    Morning all !

    Every time I lay my head down to sleep I pray for a miracle. The miracle is that Obama is no longer in office (WH). The miracle, I believe, is do-able.

  37. Foxwood says:

    Thanks guys… your sooooooo nice. 🙂

    Hey Arlene. I predict Barry Obutthole will be a one termer… I just hope we can minimize the damages…

  38. Christinewjc says:

    What an excellent, excellent essay! It’s all so good it’s difficult to point out what stood out the most but I think the following wins in my eyes:

    “The first thing to realize is that all of our problems originate from some form of corruption — we will not have that problem with Sarah.”

    What a breath of fresh air!!!

  39. samhenry says:

    SURPRISE – Not even on the other side – I mean site – that non- wordpress site.

  40. samhenry says:

    The above is entitled Health Care Heartburn!

  41. samhenry says:

    We can’t get the view of the other side of the illegal immigrant issue because most of us can’t speak Spanish QUICKLY. When we learn we learn Castilian in a slow, draggey manner as if we lived in the south – and I don’t mean south of the border. So we are missing the sense of everything except for the phrase “Casa Blanca” -aye such memories of – North Africa!

  42. samiam60 says:

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise.

    The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won’t be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. That hasn’t happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975.

    By law, Social Security benefits cannot go down. Nevertheless, monthly payments would drop for millions of people in the Medicare prescription drug program because the premiums, which often are deducted from Social Security payments, are scheduled to go up slightly.

    “I will promise you, they count on that COLA,” said Barbara Kennelly, a former Democratic congresswoman from Connecticut who now heads the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. “To some people, it might not be a big deal. But to seniors, especially with their health care costs, it is a big deal.”

    Cost of living adjustments are pegged to inflation, which has been negative this year, largely because energy prices are below 2008 levels.

    Advocates say older people still face higher prices because they spend a disproportionate amount of their income on health care, where costs rise faster than inflation. Many also have suffered from declining home values and shrinking stock portfolios just as they are relying on those assets for income.

    “For many elderly, they don’t feel that inflation is low because their expenses are still going up,” said David Certner, legislative policy director for AARP. “Anyone who has savings and investments has seen some serious losses.”

    About 50 million retired and disabled Americans receive Social Security benefits. The average monthly benefit for retirees is $1,153 this year. All beneficiaries received a 5.8 percent increase in January, the largest since 1982.

    More than 32 million people are in the Medicare prescription drug program. Average monthly premiums are set to go from $28 this year to $30 next year, though they vary by plan. About 6 million people in the program have premiums deducted from their monthly Social Security payments, according to the Social Security Administration.

  43. Foxwood says:

    SamH,
    I mean this. You really don’t look your age. I’ve said it before:
    “Your as old as you feel young.” – Popeye the Sailor.

  44. Hey SH, I resemble that remark! haahah’

    Live in the South, don’t worry honey I’m proud of my southern drawl. ROFL

  45. samhenry says:

    FOX, I think you should be inducted into the women’s appreciation hall of fame. Thanks very much. It was low lighting!

  46. samhenry says:

    WG – people think that I am from the south as well when I am less Rochester nasal. We don’t talk very fast here either. You are slow because of the heat, honey – we because of the Snow!

    Have a glass of sweet tea and relax – I lived in Virginia for 2 years (near Alexandria) and my youngest brother lives there now near “spotsie.”

    So glad you’re around.

  47. Foxwood says:

    You guys started the bomb blasting after I woke up… but guess what?!

    I had “the hair of the dog” at 12 noon! I started playing the drinking songs early…

    Ermins Ermits…

  48. samhenry says:

    Sami,

    “Millions of older people face shrinking ” period, forget the checks!

  49. samhenry says:

    FOX – if you’ve been into the hair of the canine before noon, then your eyes were out of focus when you viewed my vid. Now cut that out. We love our FOX in the raw not in the soup!

  50. samhenry says:

    WG, was that Yogi Bear that said “I resemble that remark”?

  51. Foxwood says:

    This one is for Karma. Ever heard of these guys?

  52. Foxwood says:

    Yeah, I didn’t have any way to tell anyone SamH, my DSL was down… But I stand by my story…

  53. samhenry says:

    Oh, FOX, you are as you are and your moniker fits, alas.

  54. get this in your cudd and chew it.

  55. Foxwood says:

    I saw Jonathan K after Steppenwolf (but It was still called Steppenwolf), and 500 bikers. It was something to hear 500 bikers sing “Born to be Wild”.

    I saved my friends life at that concert. What a story…

    Here’s Magic Carpet Ride, which means what is sounds like, and why my friend was almost killed…

  56. Foxwood says:

    WG, You don’t want to talk about chewing cudd around us older folk… especially if we’ve played like Jimi Hendrix or spared boxing…

  57. Foxwood says:

    Man I miss Drew Carey…

  58. Foxwood says:

    The Lemon Pipers…

  59. Foxwood says:

    Remember that last tab of acid?

  60. Foxwood says:

    I saw this movie straight. I thought I was stoned when I came out of the theater.

  61. Foxwood says:

    This was the movie… I was looking at the Byrds and had a flashback…

  62. karmahd says:

    Hey Foxwood, yep, the Almand Butter Band!! Is that not Duane??

  63. Foxwood says:

    Duane de bathtub, I’m dwowning! Yup!

  64. Foxwood says:

    One of my all time favorites… I just can’t cry enough…

  65. Foxwood says:

    You guys were so smart this morning…

    I got your fireworks…

  66. samiam60 says:

    Senate Majority Leader Reid trailing Republican Challenger by 11 percentage points. IT BEGINS!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/23/reid-trails-gop-challenger-double-digits-new-poll/?test=latestnews

  67. Foxwood says:

    Petootie Clark

  68. Foxwood says:

    “Senator Joe Lieberman lowers the bar on Health care reform:”

    Lowers the bar, huh?

  69. Foxwood says:

    How low can you go?

  70. Foxwood says:

    Sir Mick and Keith were asked to change the lyrics on the Ed Sulivan Show, so they called it “Let’s spend some Time Together”.

  71. Blogwood said: I saved my friends life at that concert. What a story…

    Blog, tell us about it brother.

  72. Did he take too much acid? er um LSD?

  73. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    Darn good speech you gave on your youtube video. I am getting a bit stressed out these days. The Obamacare stuff is scary. And when I heard about the veterans “death book”, that was the last straw for me. Reason why I say this is because I thought the “death book” was some old peice of material that the VA hand out because they are too cheap to update it. I thought that the civilian world did not ever care what happens within the walls of the VA.

    Ive heard several yrs. ago about the vet “death book” , but I didnt pay it any mind because the veterans who had it were the elderly ones in geriatrics.

    Ive heard some vets say that when they were at the mental hygiene, they got the “death book”. And they actually call it the “death book”. I’m serious.

  74. Foxwood says:

    WG, I used to work at a grainery… When the wheat comes in, Morning glory seeds are in the wheat. My friend worked in the inspectors shack. He would extract the morning glory seeds from the wheat.

    In the “Little Book of Acid” it tells you how to extract LSD from Morning Glory seed. My friend did this…

    We went to see “Steppenwolf” at the Cains Ballroom in Tulsa. I didn’t know he had taken this extract and was ‘bubbling’ on the table (bubbling is when you fall asleep on a flat surface where liquid has been spilled or the glass or bottle has sweated on the table, and your blowing bubbles on this flat surface while your face rests on it, (passed out)).

    He woke up and had to barf, but wanted to do this in the mens room. The line was long (inagine lots of drunk bikers lined up after drinking lots of beer). I dragged him to the mens room, and he said he was going to barf right there. I had to push 5 bikers out of the way of the spew as my friend blew chunks on the floor…

    One of the biker told me, “you saved your friends life”.

  75. samiam60 says:

    Ahahahahaha Foxwood thats a good story dude.

  76. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    Maybe I should clarify my previous statement. I meant to say that I did not pay any mind to the “death book” because the vets in geriatrics I saw in the hallway told me that they were convinced that its time for them to die. They told me that the VA cant do nothing else to make them well. The VA sends veterans on there merry way with a grocery bag of pills.

    So what I really meant to say was that when something happens so often, a person gets used to the idea. I don’t like it at all, but what else can a veteran do.

    Just about every veteran who goes to the VA knows & expects that the VA is trying to “run out the clock” … schedule far away appointment dates for test & Dr. visits, expecting the veteran to die. So to make it easy, the veteran is put into a position of getting mentally adjusted to the idea of death.

    BUT, the VA dont want the veteran to say anything about committing suicide. Because if vet utters the “kill myself” words, they would be forced to put vet in psych ward. And the stay is for about 3-4 days TOPS !! VA has these forms they try to get the veteran to sign that could allow the VA to make the decision to with hold treatment. There are MANY ways that this VA death panel can pull the plug. The most common way is by with holding or prolonging treatment.

    See, this goes on all the time in the VA; & what I see or hear as common place or language or behavior at the VA may seem like “news” to most civilians.

  77. Foxwood says:

    I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
    And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
    But its all right now, in fact, its a gas!
    But its all right. Im jumpin jack flash,
    Its a gas! gas! gas!

    I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
    I was schooled with a strap right across my back,
    But its all right now, in fact, its a gas!
    But its all right, Im jumpin jack flash,
    Its a gas! gas! gas!

    I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
    I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled.
    I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    I was crowned with a spike right thru my head.
    But its all right now, in fact, its a gas!
    But its all right, Im jumpin jack flash,
    Its a gas! gas! gas!

    Jumping jack flash, its a gas
    Jumping jack flash, its a gas
    Jumping jack flash, its a gas
    Jumping jack flash, its a gas
    Jumping jack flash

  78. Foxwood says:

    Arlene,

    That death book is about a piece of CRAP! I can’t believe we’re imitating movies like Soilent Green. Next thing you know, we WILL be eating people.

  79. Foxwood says:

    Let play more songs we don’t know the lyrics to.

  80. Foxwood says:

    Another one of my all time favorites…

  81. arlenearmy says:

    Fox,
    What the VA also does is put the ailing veteran out the VA hospital & put into some old folks home (in civilian world). The idea is that they don’t want the veteran to die on their watch. If veteran dies in VA, they gotta cough up $2,500 to the family ( death in VA is considered as service connected).

    Also the VA has been telling veterans that they are running out of burial spaces in the VA cemetery. So they are encouraging cremation. Many have been cremated & placed in paupers graves). Feds turns over lot of this over to the State. And State mandates the establishment of county veterans officer. And the County says money is short so they have no choice but to cremate the Vet. The VA cemetery, BUT before deceased remains of Vet gets to VA cemetery, it got to be handled by funeral home. And government don’t wanna pay funeral homes.

    Since many VA facilities have closed, they have been sending veterans to far away facilities in other States. And the veteran (when discharged) have been LEFT STRANDED, out in the streets in a confused state of mind in a State (locality) they are unfamiliar with. No transportation back home. No way to call family members to pick them up. I am speaking of veterans who are deathly ill.

    And the government wonders why veterans get pissed off.

  82. samhenry says:

    Arlene – Thanks for your appreciation of my video. I am just sick about what you have related about what our veterans face. I know that the local VA clinic up in Rochester used to send their mental health patients to the public library and then I got to do social work. It was so sad.

  83. samiam60 says:

    Amen Arlene and these dumb libs that want government health care should have to spend a day or two getting treatment at a VA hospital.
    That would scare them all straight.

  84. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    Library? Why were they in the library?

  85. samiam60 says:

    As a Vet being treated at my local VA hospital I want to state that there is no respect what so ever concerning health care issues. They treat you as they see fit and personal input from the vet is ignored. Before you can get the treatment you really need they put you through hoops going to all sorts of different cheaper procedures that don’t work only to end up having to give you proper treatment when the condition gets to far gone to really help. I know and I live with pain everyday of my life because I was put off for getting proper medical care till it was too late.

  86. arlenearmy says:

    SamI,
    Most non-veterans dont know what goes on within the 4 walls of the VA. I have actually heard Obama & other politicians say that VA is state-of-the-art and excellent care. A veteran is darn lucky to get the same doctor in a 6 month time period.

    And when you get hospitalized, its a gang of unfamiliar doctors surrounding your bed. And the next day another gang of doctors show up. Many of them are students. And the vet has to explain over & over & over the medical problems that ails him or her. Sometimes this happens 2-3 times ago while hospitalized at the VA.

  87. arlenearmy says:

    SamI said:
    “I was put off for getting proper medical care till it was too late.”

    _________________

    To put off proper medical care it to deny. It proves that there is a death panel.

  88. Foxwood says:

    Sami,

    This is the same treatment for Native Amricans at the Indian Hostpital in Claremore OK. I had to put up with the cheapest method first with my ex and daughter until they got what they needed. The slogan was, “don’t get sick after July”, the government ran out of money after July.

  89. samiam60 says:

    Arlene I live 60 miles from the VA Hospital and two years ago I had an appendix attack and actually waited till it was almost to late so that the the medics would take me to the local hospital and operate on an emergency basis. Would you believe the VA demanded that I be transported to there hospital 60 miles away. The Surgeon at the local hospital refused them and operated immediately on me. Took 9 months but the VA paid the bill on that one. I have another condition right now that I am holding off on as I am hoping to get emergency care locally here to avoid the VA. It is sad to say but I would rather take this chance then allow them idiots to operate on me. The only way I would let the VA operate is if I am brought in unconscious.

  90. arlenearmy says:

    Fox,
    I thought the native Americans get good medical care.

  91. Foxwood says:

    Your joking right? Your living in Oklahoma right now? The Claremore Indian Hospital has never had good care… that is unless it has changed in the last 10 years…

  92. samhenry says:

    Arlene – the doctors thought it would give them something to do – go read, etc.

    There was one vet who schizophrenic who had a Mohawk cut, wore an army jacket and would come in yelling “Nixon Shits.” His thing was to go to multi-book sets like encyclopedias and open just one volume and draw swastikas all over it and shred some pages. He didn’t have to destroy multi volumes in the set, just one to make the whole set valueless. So what happened is that we had to ban him from the library anyway.

    So we became like social workers when they were supposed to be there reading and studying lists for jobs. I used to break up fights between street people. A large research library in an urban setting is really a human service center. We had a human services directory which we published. It directed people to all kinds of human services. I had to go to school to learn how to interact with deaf patrons and to use a TDDY I think it is called.

  93. samiam60 says:

    What really upsets me is that I am patriotic and when called upon as a young man to serve I gave my all to fight for this Country. It breaks my heart to be treated this way by my own Country that I love. Something must be done for these young men and women coming home from Iraq and Aftganistan. We need to expose the horrors of the VA and let the American people see first hand how poorly our patriots are treated.

  94. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    Since there a lot of talk in the news about healthcare, have you wrote your congressman about all this.

    I say this because I had been waiting for a desperately needed appointment. And on the SAME day I went to townhall meeting to talk to Senator Coburn in Muskogee, the VA called me to inform me that they have my appointment scheduled with outside specialists. However, I called the VA the day before the townhall meeting to warn them that I was gonna spill my guts to the news camera at the meeting.

    If there was ever a time for you to complain, NOW IS THE TIME. Especially with talk of VA death book being discussed openly no the main stream news.

  95. Foxwood says:

    Sami,
    This is how everyone will be treated with single payer health care…

    Everyone will be equal… except for the lawmakers…

  96. arlenearmy says:

    This is one of the reasons why I should had voted for McCain. McCain proposed that veterans be given an insurance card and go find their own doctor in the civilian market. I would rather go to a civilian doctor than to mess w/the VA. The bean counter is part of the major hold up. They pick & chose which medicine to give you. If you are service connected you MIGHT get the good stuff. The VA dont carry all medications like the civilian pharmacies.

  97. samiam60 says:

    I live in a Democrat Stronghold here Arlene and most of my calls and letters go unanswered. The VA hospital puts little notes in the computer that become a permanent part of your health record. If you complain too much you see a shrink. If you are in pain and asking for something stronger than tylenol you have drug seeking behavior, and on and on it goes. My last visit to the VA emergency room was for a bad disc in my neck. The Emergency room doctor started examining my FOOL and ANKLE. Why cause he had the wrong Chart. Glad I was conscious .

  98. samiam60 says:

    Arlene and Fox I have a private medical doctor who only charges me $40.00 for consultations.
    I go to him with all my VA test results and he sorta coaches me as to how to handle certain situations such as the one I am in now. It worked on the appendix and I am sure it will work with my current condition.

  99. samiam60 says:

    Gotta go for now, nice chatting with you all and thanks for the good information. See ya all tomorrow, God Willing.

  100. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    If there’s still town hall meetings going on in your area, I strongly urge you to get down there to bring this up. Theres news cameras at practically every town hall event for this month.

    Dont give up, my friend.

  101. samiam60 says:

    Arlene I don’t ever give up. I will but I live in a small town so I will have to wait and go to the big city when they have one. Nothing scheduled that I know of just now.

  102. arlenearmy says:

    Ive posted a blog earlier of a vietnam veteran at the townhall meeting that I attended. I hope it don’t come down to Liberty of Death.

    http://arlenearmy.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/veteran-at-townhall-tells-dem-congressman-give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death/

  103. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Evening My Friends! This is a must watch vid. This guy says it all.

  104. tellitlikeitis says:

  105. Xkrat says:

    Please join us over at Team Sarah……..we’d love to have you!!!!

    http://www.teamsarah.org/

  106. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Xkrat,

    I am a member in good standing at TeamSarah.org and have been almost from the beginning of the movement. 🙂

    You will find me, VotingFemale, there!

  107. audi says:

    As an Alaskan I can assure you that the majority of Alaskans are glad to be rid of her as governor. She is too much into being a celebrity to govern a small state like Alaska….let alone the U.S. There is no way she would ever win the Republican or Independent Party primary. She is way too dumb and smart people know it.

  108. VotingFemale says:

    Hi audi,

    Excuse me while I laugh my ass off at your assertion! You are obviously Politically Left of the Moon… meaning you are a typical Moonbat… go name your next born Barack and live with the coming disgrace of the Obama presidency.

    AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    audi says

    As an Alaskan I can assure you that the majority of Alaskans are glad to be rid of her as governor. She is too much into being a celebrity to govern a small state like Alaska….let alone the U.S. There is no way she would ever win the Republican or Independent Party primary. She is way too dumb and smart people know it.

  109. samhenry says:

    Audi – It is one thing to attack a person’s record or actions or beliefs; it is quite another to make personal attacks.

    When a debate devolves into personal attacks, argumentum ad hominum, the debate ends – not because the person issuing the personal attack has won but because in attacking the person rather than his/her ideas, one is generally viewed as a person whose ability to carry a debate on the value of ideas – the winning tactic is considered of a lesser quality than the opponent. As an old librarian, I hope this helps. I have dedicated my life to helping rather than detracting.

  110. samhenry says:

    AND, Audi, if you use argumentum ad hominum on this post, beware of the great CAT who will fight fire with verbal weapons of mass destruction – argumentum total destruction! LOL

  111. samhenry says:

    DOG OVERBOARD …

  112. VotingFemale says:

    Morning SamH!

    I have a proposal to make… lets take it up in email, shall we?

    And I allowed Audi to post that comment so we can all see the absurdity of the Moonbats re: Sarah Palin…

    Theirs is a lost cause. And I, for one will go on record as stating… the moonbat leftists are foaming at the mouth realizing Sarah Palin single-handedly drove a “Death Panel” stake into the heart of ObamaCare… it turned the tide. Their fear of Sarah Palin just went up by another order of magnitude.

    Poor ole Boo-Rok No-Bama… boo hooty hoo hoo hoo! 😀

  113. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Gutten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis.
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  114. VotingFemale says:

    Ka-Boom!

    Velcome dear Floxvood!

  115. samiam60 says:

    Morning VF and Foxwood 🙂

    Nice Cannon shot

  116. VotingFemale says:

    Well well well… ole Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader is up to his eyeballs in sharks in his home state of Navada.

    He is currently projected to lose his job by a 10+% margin (and growing) to Republican Danny Tarkanian.

    AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Way to go down the Communist Tubes, Harry!

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/54286087.html

    Reid’s status makes him an icon of the Democratic Party and ties him to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Barack Obama, both of whom are losing ground among centrist and right-leaning voters in the country.

  117. VotingFemale says:

    It is wonderful…

    Christinewjc says

    What an excellent, excellent essay! It’s all so good it’s difficult to point out what stood out the most but I think the following wins in my eyes:

    “The first thing to realize is that all of our problems originate from some form of corruption — we will not have that problem with Sarah.”

    What a breath of fresh air!!!

  118. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

    2010 SENATE CAMPAIGN: Polls show potential GOP challengers would beat Harry Reid

    Tarkanian claims early GOP lead

    It’s the highest stakes ever for a Nevada election, and former boxer Sen. Harry Reid is on the ropes early. Either Republican Danny Tarkanian or Sue Lowden would knock out Reid in a general election, according to a recent poll of Nevada voters.

    The results suggest the Democratic Senate majority leader will have to punch hard and often in order to retain his position as the most accomplished politician in state history, in terms of job status.

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    Nevadans favored Tarkanian over Reid 49 percent to 38 percent and Lowden over Reid 45 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll.

    Reid’s status makes him an icon of the Democratic Party and ties him to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Barack Obama, both of whom are losing ground among centrist and right-leaning voters in the country.

    Winning “becomes more difficult when you are actually the one having to carry the water for the president,” said Richard Davis, a professor of political science at Brigham Young University in Utah. “He (Reid) has got to get something out of the Obama administration that he can claim as his own.”

    But with the election more than a year away, Reid has plenty of time to attract more supporters to his corner.

    Between now and November, 2010, Reid will attempt to show voters he can deliver lower health care costs and new jobs to Nevada, which has an unemployment rate pushing 13 percent.

    “He fights for Nevada on those issues and others every day and he’ll continue that battle to get our economy back on track,” Reid spokesman Jon Summers said.

    Reid also will remind voters, and influential fundraisers, that his in-state connections and national clout can pay dividends for all of Nevada.

    “Senator Reid’s leadership for Nevada has earned him broad support, including from nearly 150 Republican leaders in Nevada who recognize that he is a powerful voice for Nevada,” Summers said.

    Such talk doesn’t impress Republican strategist Robert Uithoven, a Lowden supporter.

    Lowden, chairwoman of the state Republican Party, hasn’t officially started a campaign but has spent thousands of dollars to research her chances.

    Uithoven says Reid’s focus on power and money won’t sway the 50 percent of everyday voters who, according to the poll, have an unfavorable view of him, compared to just 37 percent with a favorable opinion.

    “A lot of what drives support toward Senator Reid is fear in this state. And I don’t think fear is a good motivation for voters,” Uithoven said.

    But before Lowden or Tarkanian get to Reid, they’ll have to deal with one another.

    Jamie Fisfis, a consultant and pollster for Tarkanian, says his candidate, a real estate professional and former UNLV basketball player who has campaigned unsuccessfully for secretary of state and state Senate, is already laying important groundwork throughout the state, and the independent poll results back him up.

    The statewide poll of 400 registered voters was taken Monday and Tuesday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc., and has a margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points. Mason-Dixon then conducted an over-sampling of 300 Democratic voters and 300 Republican voters in which respondents were only asked questions about their party’s primary race and not questions dealing with the general election. The margin of error for the additional polling is plus or minus 6 percentage points.

    Among likely Republican primary voters, Tarkanian received support from 33 percent of respondents to Lowden’s 14, albeit with 47 percent undecided.

    “It shows what we have maintained to our supporters and those who have joined us early. Danny Tarkanian is the strongest candidate to beat Harry Reid,” Fisfis said.

    No matter which Republican emerges to challenge Reid, both acknowledge the race will get more difficult every day.

    Reid, who intends to raise as much as $25 million for his re-election effort, is an experienced campaigner and will attract national forces to increase voter turnout in a state that has more Democrats than Republicans.

    The Hispanic Institute, a national nonprofit aimed at increasing turnout among Hispanic voters, is preparing to launch the Nevada Voter Registration Project. The effort includes support from Temo Figueroa, who was the National Latino Vote Director for Obama’s successful campaign. It could launch as soon as Labor Day weekend, according to Nevada organizers.

    Whether such a voter drive can help Reid overcome the support deficit he has now remains to be seen.

    Mason-Dixon managing director Brad Coker said it’s unlikely Reid can generate the kind of voter enthusiasm Obama did in 2008.

    “If Obama didn’t register them, good luck,” Coker said. “It is going to be harder to turn them out for Harry Reid than it was for Barack Obama. I suspect some of that might be the charisma quotient.”

    The poll also pitted a potential matchup between Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., against Reid. Heller said recently that he wouldn’t run against Reid, but if he had gotten into the race the poll shows him ahead of Reid by 10 points.

    Besides questions about the race for Reid’s seat, respondents gave their views on the prospects for Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.

    Ensign is embroiled in a scandal over an extramarital affair with a former staffer and subsequent payments of $96,000 from his parents to the family of the employee.

    According to the poll, 30 percent of voters said they would re-elect Ensign, 23 percent would consider a challenger and 37 percent said they would vote to replace him. Last month, a Mason-Dixon poll showed 28 percent would re-elect Ensign, 30 percent would consider a challenger and 31 percent would vote to replace him.

    Ensign’s term doesn’t expire until 2012.

    “It is better for him the election is 2012 and not 2010,” Coker said. “He may save 100 people from a burning building and everything will be forgiven.”

  119. tellitlikeitis says:

    The risk of a double-dip recession is rising
    By Nouriel Roubini

    Published: August 23 2009 18:55 | Last updated: August 23 2009 18:55

    T he global economy is starting to bottom out from the worst recession and financial crisis since the Great Depression. In the fourth quarter of 2008 and first quarter of 2009 the rate at which most advanced economies were contracting was similar to the gross domestic product free-fall in the early stage of the Depression. Then, late last year, policymakers who had been behind the curve finally started to use most of the weapons in their arsenal.

    That effort worked and the free-fall of economic activity eased. There are three open questions now on the outlook. When will the global recession be over? What will be the shape of the economic recovery? Are there risks of a relapse?

    On the first question it looks like the global economy will bottom out in the second half of 2009. In many advanced economies (the US, UK, Spain, Italy and other eurozone members) and some emerging market economies (mostly in Europe) the recession will not be formally over before the end of the year, as green shoots are still mixed with weeds. In some other advanced economies (Australia, Germany, France and Japan) and most emerging markets (China, India, Brazil and other parts of Asia and Latin America) the recovery has already started.

    On the second issue the debate is between those – most of the economic consensus – who expect a V-shaped recovery with a rapid return to growth and those – like myself – who believe it will be U-shaped, anaemic and below trend for at least a couple of years, after a couple of quarters of rapid growth driven by the restocking of inventories and a recovery of production from near Depression levels.

    There are several arguments for a weak U-shaped recovery . Employment is still falling sharply in the US and elsewhere – in advanced economies, unemployment will be above 10 per cent by 2010. This is bad news for demand and bank losses, but also for workers’ skills, a key factor behind long-term labour productivity growth.

    Second, this is a crisis of solvency, not just liquidity, but true deleveraging has not begun yet because the losses of financial institutions have been socialised and put on government balance sheets. This limits the ability of banks to lend, households to spend and companies to invest.

    Third, in countries running current account deficits, consumers need to cut spending and save much more, yet debt-burdened consumers face a wealth shock from falling home prices and stock markets and shrinking incomes and employment.

    Fourth, the financial system – despite the policy support – is still severely damaged. Most of the shadow banking system has disappeared, and traditional banks are saddled with trillions of dollars in expected losses on loans and securities while still being seriously undercapitalised.

    Fifth, weak profitability – owing to high debts and default risks, low growth and persistent deflationary pressures on corporate margins – will constrain companies’ willingness to produce, hire workers and invest.

    Sixth, the releveraging of the public sector through its build-up of large fiscal deficits risks crowding out a recovery in private sector spending. The effects of the policy stimulus, moreover, will fizzle out by early next year, requiring greater private demand to support continued growth.

    Seventh, the reduction of global imbalances implies that the current account deficits of profligate economies, such as the US, will narrow the surpluses of countries that over-save (China and other emerging markets, Germany and Japan). But if domestic demand does not grow fast enough in surplus countries, this will lead to a weaker recovery in global growth.

    There are also now two reasons why there is a rising risk of a double-dip W-shaped recession. For a start, there are risks associated with exit strategies from the massive monetary and fiscal easing: policymakers are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. If they take large fiscal deficits seriously and raise taxes, cut spending and mop up excess liquidity soon, they would undermine recovery and tip the economy back into stag-deflation (recession and deflation).

    But if they maintain large budget deficits, bond market vigilantes will punish policymakers. Then, inflationary expectations will increase, long-term government bond yields would rise and borrowing rates will go up sharply, leading to stagflation.

    Another reason to fear a double-dip recession is that oil, energy and food prices are now rising faster than economic fundamentals warrant, and could be driven higher by excessive liquidity chasing assets and by speculative demand. Last year, oil at $145 a barrel was a tipping point for the global economy, as it created negative terms of trade and a disposable income shock for oil importing economies. The global economy could not withstand another contractionary shock if similar speculation drives oil rapidly towards $100 a barrel.

    In summary, the recovery is likely to be anaemic and below trend in advanced economies and there is a big risk of a double-dip recession.

  120. VotingFemale says:

    SamHenry, I just watched your video: which you posted here yesterday… and found it multifaceted:

    It is satirical and factual… it is tragic and also humorous …it is both validating and self-deprecating …and it is honest.

    A word of advice for those of us who become weary or overly stressed about the political war going on presently…

    NO PAIN; NO GAIN

    Freedom is not FREE, and although I have felt the fatigue and stress of it all as I blog and communicate… I have to emotionally dissociate from the darkness of it all ocasionally and remind myself… there will be a end… this is the beginning of the middle of the political war and the tide of battle has decidedly TURNED FOR THE BETTER.

    Take heart that we are defeating Obama and the Socialists… they are on the ropes…

    We are Rocky Balboa against the so-called ‘undefeatable’ Ivan Drago

    There is pain… there is stress …there are doubts. But we as Americans are in it for our very country. And we have had tougher fights than the one with the Socialists today.

    Watch and take to heart… the spirit of Rocky against all odds… We are prevailing… the tide turned… Obama is on the run… and the rest of his Socialist dogshit friends… and millions of Americans will applaud our victory, their victory, and our fight, their fight.

  121. tellitlikeitis says:

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    Sunday, August 23, 2009

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. These figures mark the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. The previous low of -12 was reached on July 30 (see trends).

    Prior to today, the number who Strongly Approved of the President’s performance had never fallen below 29%. Some of the decline has come from within the President’s own party. Just 49% of Democrats offer such a positive assessment of the President at this time.

    At the other end of the spectrum, today’s total for Strongly Disapprove matches the highest level yet recorded. The 41% mark was reached just once before and that came one week ago today. Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans now Strongly Disapprove along with 49% of those not affiliated with either major party.

    Check out our review of last week’s key polls to see “What They Told Us.” Topics include health care, the deficit, stimulus package, state polls and more.

    The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter and Facebook.

    Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) now disapprove.

    Of the priorities outlined by the President earlier this year, 40% of voters say cutting the deficit is most important. Twenty-one percent (21%) believe health care should be the top objective. While deficit reduction is seen as the most important, 67% say it is the least likely to be achieved.

  122. samhenry says:

    VF I am sorry that my tone throughout was not more exaggerated. It was meant to be satirical throughout. I am not sleeping but not in the extreme. Please delete it here and I will make room for it on my blog.

  123. samiam60 says:

    MINUS 14 PERCENT. BYE BYE BOMA

  124. samiam60 says:

    The American People are not just waking up to Obama’s lies but becoming very Concerned and disappointed.

  125. Foxwood says:

    Thanks VF, I’ll check it out tonight and see how it works…

  126. VotingFemale says:

    Delete it? Not on your life!

    I love it just as it is… it is honest and real as it gets… and that gives it impact. Check your email.

    SamHenry says

    VF I am sorry that my tone throughout was not more exaggerated. It was meant to be satirical throughout. I am not sleeping but not in the extreme. Please delete it here and I will make room for it on my blog.

  127. VotingFemale says:

    GADS!!! I forgot to check Rasmussen this weekend!

    Obama Job Approval Index hit a new LOW!!!

    -14 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    40% Strongly Disapprove
    28% Strongly Approve

    On 01/22/2009:
    The Obama Job Approval Index was +30%

    14% Strongly Disapproved
    44% Strongly Approved

    This is a drop of 44!!!!!!!!!! from +30 on 01/22/2009 to -14 as of yesterday, 08/23/2009

    AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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  128. tellitlikeitis says:

    What a joke! This is getting to be like the boy that cried wolf. Just blame it

    ALBANY – Gov. Paterson blamed a racist media Friday for trying to push him out of next year’s election – launching into an angry rant that left even some black Democrats shaking their heads.

    “The whole idea is to get me not to run in the primary,” Paterson complained on a morning radio show hosted by Daily News columnist Errol Louis.

    He suggested that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the country’s only other African-American governor, also is under fire because of his race.

    “We’re not in the post-racial period,” Paterson said.

    “The reality is the next victim on the list – and you can see it coming – is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than trying to reform a health care system.”

    Paterson said the campaign against him is being “orchestrated” by reporters who would rather make the news than report it.

    But critics said the governor should blame his own blunders.

    “He’s given the media more than enough to feed on with the incompetence shown in his administration,” said state Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn), an African-American.

    “To quote Michael Jackson, he should start with the man in the mirror,” Parker said.

    Even state Sen. Bill Perkins (D-Harlem), a black supporter of the governor, urged him to be more like Obama by staying “focused on the message.”

    Paterson has been the target of Democrats who fear his low approval ratings – 18% at their lowest and about 30% now – will endanger the party next year if he decides to run for his first full term as governor.

    Paterson insisted in the interview that he has made tough decisions to deal with the state’s ballooning budget deficits while at the same time helping those most in need.

    He noted that the state, despite its fiscal crisis, has not had to write IOUs or had its bond ratings drastically reduced, like California, and is not in as bad straits as Pennsylvania, Michigan or Massachusetts.

    He seemed to take a shot at Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a possible primary competitor. Polls show Cuomo would trounce the governor in a match-up.

    “If I run in the primary, the same people who are sitting in beach chairs while I’m in the ocean with the sharks will have to come into the ocean – and they will be eaten alive.”

    Paterson said there would be no shame in running next year – and losing.

    “It will be my highest honor to have served as governor of this state, to make the tough decisions,” he said.

    Later, Paterson looked to downplay his comments, saying, “At no point did I claim that this media piling-on effect was due to race.”

    “What I did point out was that certain media outlets have engaged in coverage that exploits racial stereotypes,” he said.

  129. samiam60 says:

    The Race Card has been so very over played in America that it has rapidly become the Joker Card.

  130. tellitlikeitis says:

    Isn’t it great the presidenat can take a vacation while most of us are so broke we can’t even afford to leave the house.

  131. VotingFemale says:

    Good find Tellit, As always…

    Your comment and many other of your comments of this ilk should be blog posts… please consider creating a blog and doing just that.

    tellitlikeitis says

    What a joke! This is getting to be like the boy that cried wolf. Just blame it

    ALBANY – Gov. Paterson blamed a racist media Friday for trying to push him out of next year’s election – launching into an angry rant that left even some black Democrats shaking their heads.

    “The whole idea is to get me not to run in the primary,” Paterson complained on a morning radio show hosted by Daily News columnist Errol Louis.

    He suggested that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the country’s only other African-American governor, also is under fire because of his race.

    “We’re not in the post-racial period,” Paterson said.

    “The reality is the next victim on the list – and you can see it coming – is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than trying to reform a health care system.”

    Paterson said the campaign against him is being “orchestrated” by reporters who would rather make the news than report it.

    But critics said the governor should blame his own blunders.

    “He’s given the media more than enough to feed on with the incompetence shown in his administration,” said state Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn), an African-American.

    “To quote Michael Jackson, he should start with the man in the mirror,” Parker said.

    Even state Sen. Bill Perkins (D-Harlem), a black supporter of the governor, urged him to be more like Obama by staying “focused on the message.”

    Paterson has been the target of Democrats who fear his low approval ratings – 18% at their lowest and about 30% now – will endanger the party next year if he decides to run for his first full term as governor.

    Paterson insisted in the interview that he has made tough decisions to deal with the state’s ballooning budget deficits while at the same time helping those most in need.

    He noted that the state, despite its fiscal crisis, has not had to write IOUs or had its bond ratings drastically reduced, like California, and is not in as bad straits as Pennsylvania, Michigan or Massachusetts.

    He seemed to take a shot at Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a possible primary competitor. Polls show Cuomo would trounce the governor in a match-up.

    “If I run in the primary, the same people who are sitting in beach chairs while I’m in the ocean with the sharks will have to come into the ocean – and they will be eaten alive.”

    Paterson said there would be no shame in running next year – and losing.

    “It will be my highest honor to have served as governor of this state, to make the tough decisions,” he said.

    Later, Paterson looked to downplay his comments, saying, “At no point did I claim that this media piling-on effect was due to race.”

    “What I did point out was that certain media outlets have engaged in coverage that exploits racial stereotypes,” he said.

  132. Foxwood says:

    I have a good feeling about 2010 and 2012, but desperation will cause Barry Obutthole to do things we’ll have to clean up.

  133. samiam60 says:

    Just how many vacations has he had in just over 200 days? Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

  134. tellitlikeitis says:

    Patterson stop hiding behind your race and be honest and admit you just suck as a governor.

  135. m2 says:

    good morning Socialism-Resistance Friends. Hows the despotism of Obama’s America-action plan today?

    I saw a crawl on the news the other day, some economist: ‘we’re not getting better (economically) we’re just getting worse -slowly”

    Reminds me of the Communist Party USA goals for instituting Communism…

  136. samiam60 says:

    Government Waste:

    Air Force one Fly over New York
    Hawaii ?
    Grand Canyon
    New York Date Night
    Martha’s Vineyard
    Camp David
    White House

  137. m2 says:

    also reminds me of Obeyme’s campaign take on “rising gas prices”… where he championed increasing oil prices but in a slow progression.

    Guess he was at the CPUSA meeting where they defined strategy.

  138. m2 says:

    The terrible thing is, the opinion analysis throughout the media (except Rush) just think Obama’s trying to go about “recovery” in “his way” and that he has intentions of recovery. There are NO intentions to recover. He want to clean this middle-class out of wealth and high standard of living for generations to come…

  139. samiam60 says:

    ATTENTION ALL VETERANS: Hurry Hurry and get your End of Life Booklet’s at your local VA Hospitals.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/23/sen-specter-calls-hearings-end-life-care-guide-veterans/

  140. m2 says:

    most liberals think they want that too… (soak the “rich” as they say) even if they think their neighbor is “rich” for having a bigger house than a person in South America, etc.

    But then those same liberals, see their savings deplete. Their jobs not come back, and yes, liberal friends- YOU TOO will feel the Obama wrath. HA HA HA …
    I can’t believe anyone votes FOR this.

  141. m2 says:

    meanwhile they are spending Ramadan on Martha’s Vineyard. I’m not sure any president would so thoughtless as to jet around the world doing nothing but teleprompter appearances and vacations in the biggest recession since Carter days… and possibly worse than that.

    That’s …uh… “class”…

  142. samiam60 says:

    Hope you Liberals remember it was “We The People” who have been fighting to save Our Country. Yep, we do it even for you folks who don’t know any better.

  143. m2 says:

    sam, the libbies typically aren’t responsible… they also want to control your life and the person next to you. They want this utopia where everyone on earth has the same standard of living, according to their dream. Problem is, when THEIR standard of living and life options decrease… they don’t know what to think or do.

    It’s okay… Responsible conservatism to the rescue… We make liberalism possible.
    Oh the folly!

  144. m2 says:

    so libs want to decrease everyone’s standard of living, decide what people will work and what they buy, all based on what they ‘feel’…

    conservatives want to increase standard of living for everyone, and not interfere into personal decisions or individual freedom.

    who’s the true liberal?

    lol

  145. m2 says:

    even worse, liberals want to take freedom and property and give it to their corrupted Political class in D.C. who spends their days working part-time and flying around like royalty.

  146. samiam60 says:

    Lest we forget what a Weak President can bring down on us all:

  147. samiam60 says:

    Remember folks Obama says we no longer need a Nuclear Deterant, F22 Raptors, or any other measures to Deter aggression against us.

  148. m2 says:

    sam, it’s his goal to be a weak pres.

    he’s trying to dismantle the United States government. Leadership would lend to much “focus” to the required chaos that fosters all his lies. His spokespeople’s lies… they need an onslaught of lies in order to overwhelm and confuse most who try to sort this mess out, lending him the benefit of the doubt.

    but no… like all Leftist regimes… lies to overwhelm and a concerted effort to drive the nation into more chaos. No leadership required. Except fancy empty rhetoric from time to time to keep the zombies nullified.

  149. samiam60 says:

    If we forget the lessons of History we are doomed to repeat them.

    Obama’s lies are now coming to light and it just might be Utube that brings this guy down.

    Can’t run for your own lies very long.

  150. m2 says:

    that’s true sam.

    the old, ‘degressive’ tactics of Commies, Socialists, and Leftists have not truly been tried in a modern Western free country. I think the lies will bite him in the end.

    However UK did reach Politically Correct, Socialized, Euthanasia society through increments. But the UK was never as free as the US.

    Obama and crew are going the incremental route.

    But since we are free, and pluggin in with great technology, he is coming up against a wall of knowledge.

    Run Barry RUN!

  151. samiam60 says:

    Thanks to Utube we as bloggers can keep the Obama lies in front of the awakening Public:

  152. samiam60 says:

    I think Barry Obama is moving Former President Jimmy Carter up to the Second Worse President in US history.

  153. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama’s inspirational song. “I’d love to change the world”

  154. samiam60 says:

    By the way,, Good Morning M2

  155. m2 says:

    I think you are right!
    And yes Youtube didn’t even start until 2005 or 06. We are lucky for Youtube even if it was bought by Socialist-Sympathizer conglomerate Google.

  156. tellitlikeitis says:

    Yes, Good Morning m2,sam, and VF.

  157. m2 says:

    morning tellit!

  158. m2 says:

    morning sam and VF and foxwood…
    I said collective morning in my first comment…
    😀

    But VF is gone?
    Foxwood gone?

  159. m2 says:

    morning Karma!

    I have burned 2 rounds of toast.
    I have to keep an “eye” on my last round… bbs

  160. samiam60 says:

    Tellit thank you for all the informative material you provide here. And good morning Tellit, VF, Fox, and M2. SamH good morning when you get here dear.

  161. samhenry says:

    Hi, all. I’ll check in and out throughout the day.

    Re Tellit’s post – I am going to send Gov. Patterson an e-mail. He needs to pull up his socks and keep going. I think we should resolve not to be overly reactive to these kinds of comments. That will be our downfall.

  162. samiam60 says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhahahahaha Karma you out did your self on that test ride. Great Commercial and by the way Good Morning.

  163. samiam60 says:

    Truth Justice and the American Way. There is no down fall in that.

  164. VotingFemale says:

    It would be a priv to fix the crap Obutthole leaves behind… and get the political mileage doing so will provide.

    Obutthole is doomed… and the more doomed he becomes on a daily basis the further into the socialist rock pile these zombies will have to retreat. and bide their time till the next generation comes along who will have missed all this first hand.

    Foxwood says

    I have a good feeling about 2010 and 2012, but desperation will cause Barry Obutthole to do things we’ll have to clean up.

  165. tellitlikeitis says:

    From the queen of socialism.
    August 24, 2009
    Congresswoman says some senators ‘Neanderthals’

    (CNN) — As President Obama begins his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard this week, the fiery debate over health care reform continues to rage.

    The latest member of congress to wade into the issue is California Rep. Maxine Waters, a liberal Democrat who at a town hall over the weekend implored the president not to drop the public option plan and said his efforts at bipartisanship are futile.

    “Yes, we know that you are a nice man, that you want to work with the opposite side of the aisle. But there comes a time when you need to drop that and move forward,” she said. “We’re saying to you, Mr. President, ‘Be tough. Use everything that you’ve got. Do what you have to do. And we have your back.’ ”

    The longtime congresswoman, whose district includes much of Los Angeles, also described some senators who are opposed to the health care reform bill as “Neanderthals.”

    “Not only are we going to do everything we can to organize and put pressure on the senators — some of whom are Neanderthals — we’re going to say to the president, ‘We want you to use every weapon in your basket in order to get those senators to do what they should be doing,’ ” she said.

    The comments were met with strong applause in the forum held at L.A. Southwest College, a community college that that abuts several impoverished neighborhoods

  166. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Samiam! and Karma!

  167. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning SH.

  168. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Karma.

  169. karmahd says:

    Goooooood Morning Conservative Bloggers!!!!

  170. tellitlikeitis says:

    I wonder if there are any mosques in Martha’s Vinyard that Obama can go to for Friday prayers.

  171. Foxwood says:

    Good morning M2, Karma, Tellit, Sami…

    you gonna eat that toast?

  172. Foxwood says:

    Good morning SamH.

  173. m2 says:

    Obama’s Ramadon message:

    On behalf of the American people – including Muslim communities in all 50 states – I want to extend best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem.

    Ramadan is the month in which Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, beginning with a simple word – iqra. It is therefore a time when Muslims reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God.
    Like many people of different faiths who have known Ramadan through our communities and families, I know this to be a festive time – a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But I….
    …also know that Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection – a time when Muslims fast during the day and perform tarawih prayers at night, reciting and listening to the entire Koran over the course of the month.
    These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. (snip)
    the support that Muslims provide to others recalls our responsibility to advance opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere. For all of us must remember that the world we want to build – and the changes that we want to make – must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities.
    This summer, people across America have served in their communities – educating children, caring for the sick, and extending a hand to those who have fallen on hard times. Faith-based organizations, including many Islamic organizations, have been at the forefront in participating in this summer of service. And in these challenging times, this is a spirit of responsibility that we must sustain in the months and years to come.

    All of these efforts are a part of America’s commitment to engage Muslims and Muslim-majority nations on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect. And at this time of renewal, I want to reiterate my commitment to a new beginning between America and Muslims around the world.
    As I said in Cairo, this new beginning must be borne out in a sustained effort to listen to each other, to learn from each other, to respect one another, and to seek common ground. I believe an important part of this is listening, and in the last two months, American embassies around the world have reached out not just to governments, but directly to people in Muslim-majority countries.
    (snip)
    We have listened. We have heard you. And like you, we are focused on pursuing concrete actions that will make a difference over time – both in terms of the political and security issues that I have discussed, and in the areas that you have told us will make the most difference in peoples’ lives.
    These consultations are helping us implement the partnerships that I called for in Cairo – to expand education exchange programs; to foster entrepreneurship and create jobs; and to increase collaboration on science and technology, while supporting literacy and vocational learning. (snip)
    It will take time and patient effort. We cannot change things over night, but we can honestly resolve to do what must be done, while setting off in a new direction – toward the destination that we seek for ourselves, and for our children. That is the journey that we must travel together.
    (snip)
    I look forward to continuing this critically important dialogue and turning it into action. And today, I want to join with the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world – and your families and friends – in welcoming the beginning of Ramadan, and wishing you a blessed month. May God’s peace be upon you.

    just for your reading pleasure.

  174. m2 says:

    foxwood, just threw it away, and got new toast in. New toast was good.

    Hey SH…

    I might have to step out in a few moments…

  175. Foxwood says:

    Morning Johnboy!

  176. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF wrote. Good find Tellit, As always…

    Your comment and many other of your comments of this ilk should be blog posts… please consider creating a blog and doing just that.

    Yes , I have considered that but in the meantime I enjoy looking for relevant news stories to share here with my blog friends. VF, you are certainly welcome to use any of my stories or videos for your own blog.

  177. Foxwood says:

    This toast in the trash? It’s still good.

  178. m2 says:

    I’m sorry, but this just sounds like made up rhetoric garbage:

    This summer, people across America have served in their communities – educating children, caring for the sick, and extending a hand to those who have fallen on hard times. Faith-based organizations, including many Islamic organizations, have been at the forefront in participating in this summer of service.

  179. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit.. if I create a new blog and add you as a contributor will you start posting your stuff?

    your impact needs a larger megaphone..

    I am dead serious.

    I can call the blog… Friends of VotingFemale Speaks!

  180. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi foxwood.

  181. m2 says:

    Foxwood, carcinogens are not good!
    ha ha ha

    I guess I could scrape em off and feed them to the baby… lol

  182. m2 says:

    how come the news isn’t covering this mass collective of caring with Islamic organizations at the forefront?

    LOL

    I love Obama’s speech writer, cute little idyllic 24 year old boy..

  183. Foxwood says:

    I was just going to grab something to eat while I drove to my next cell site.

    Mmmmmm… Crunchy…

  184. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, I am barely able to keep up with posting blogposts as it is…

    I want your voice out there and you can very quickly add posts which are nothing more than what you post here as comments on a daily basis.

    I do use your finds… believe it… but there is not enough time in the day to for one person to cover all the bases… there is the Power Of Us

    that is what I wish to tap more fully.

  185. VotingFemale says:

    will you assist me, Tellit?

    I am asking… as one patriot to another…

    you have power you are not applying fully… and I want that power out there to use to defeat the socialists.

  186. tellitlikeitis says:

    That would be fine VF, If you want to do that. I don’t know how much time I would be able to put into it. You have the hottest blog on wordpress and I love to contribute to it. We are all like minded people that deeply care about what is happening to our country and I am happy to know you all. I don’t know what we can do but try to wake people up before it’s too late. I fear it may be too late already.

  187. karmahd says:

    I second Tellit create a blog, all in favor say I

  188. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF wrote. will you assist me, Tellit?

    I am asking… as one patriot to another…

    Tell me how.

  189. tellitlikeitis says:

    I have never done a blog before and would not know where to start.

  190. m2 says:

    going out, touch base later!

  191. VotingFemale says:

    All you have to do is agree and simply stick your comment into a blog post… no fuss no muss.

    I can help with the titles… give each a title and I can come behind you and modify it if I think it can be improved.

    I will make the new blog today….
    It will be a sister blog to this one with the VF stamp on it and will list you as an additional author.

  192. tellitlikeitis says:

    Karma, m2, arlene,SH,rose,warrant,Lisa, and I believe sam no longer has a blog. I have visited their blogs. They are excellant with excellent topics but we all hang out here. I feel bad for them because their comment counts are very low at it seems like no one cares but us.

  193. tellitlikeitis says:

    Ok , That’s fine VF.

  194. karmahd says:

    Tellitlikeitis, I made the decision last week to build my own blog as well as comment on VF’s blog. First it it fun, second it is yet another voice to be heard, and lastly it is an expression of the passion we feel.

    It is frustrating when you put time and effort in a post, and you do not get comments or viewers. But that is the way it is when you don’t post everyday. My goal (while looking for work) is to post at least twice a week, I am hoping with continued posts and the support from the members here my blog will grow. But first and foremost is to post. Your stuff is topical, interesting, and well founded, I will support your blog if you post. Karma

  195. tellitlikeitis says:

    Thanks Karma.

  196. Foxwood says:

    I think you can do it Tellit. The hard part is what to post. I think you have that figured out.

  197. tellitlikeitis says:

    You know it’s kind of a shame VF doen’t allow any dissenting comments. It would be fun to have a little back and forth debate with some of the obamites as long as it didn’t get viscious and personal.

  198. tellitlikeitis says:

    Thanks Foxwood. there is so much news out there everyday it would seem the subject matter would be the easy part.

  199. tellitlikeitis says:

    I think it would be fun trying to convice some of sheeple to open their eyes to reality. We are the choir but we need to preach to the congregation. That’s what’s going to turn this lost ship around and get it back on the right course.

  200. tellitlikeitis says:

    I hope this health care debate has coused a great awakening in this country. If it hasn’t then we are all doomed. Cleaning house in Washington is priorty one starting in 2010 and the lobbiest should be thrown out. I hope that this government will one day again become what it was intended to be and that is a government for the people by the people.

  201. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, I have created the new sister blog…

    try accessing it and uploading a blog post to it.

    any issues we can work out from that standpoint.

    http://votingfemalesfriendsspeak.wordpress.com/

    I have not finished it’s whistles and bells… yet.

  202. VotingFemale says:

    you will have to be logged into wordpress…

  203. Foxwood says:

    Maybe VF will let that be an option Tellit, to allow a dissenting view. I can only promise to do my best with my tongue… er… fingers…

  204. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, I will make a blog post on it credited to you to get the ball rolling… the Maxine Waters comment you posted…

  205. VotingFemale says:

    I can allow comments or disallow comments altogether… I am debating that now…

    what I am envisioning is a place for really good comments to be posted…

  206. Foxwood says:

    Off to the next cell site.

  207. samiam60 says:

    Looks like we have a new White House Interrogation Unit, Hmmmmmmmm?

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/24/obama-administration-sets-new-interrogation-unit/

  208. VotingFemale says:

    I have posted two of Tellit’s comments to the new sister blog

  209. VotingFemale says:

    Samiam, can I post selected comments of yours to the new sister blog?

    note: neither samiam nor tellit have a blog… that is why I am asking them.

  210. samiam60 says:

    Sure VF feel free to post anything I say. I like this idea you have here.

  211. VotingFemale says:

    thanks sweetie pie!

    samiam60 says

    Sure VF feel free to post anything I say. I like this idea you have here.

  212. samiam60 says:

    Tellit you have a comment waiting moderation there buddy

  213. karmahd says:

    FYI changed the name of my blog, Karma

  214. samiam60 says:

    Fox news is calling Obama the Interrogator in Chief
    ROFLMAF

  215. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, How can I log in if I don’t have a wordpress account?

  216. VotingFemale says:

    I have set the new sister blog to no commenting temporarily until I work out the strategy of using the sister blog.

    I view it as a fast and numerous blog posting machine to get the word out on things you all feel is important.

    QAD “quick and dirty” …and to that end it’s power is not that of fancy time consuming blog post authoring, rather more of a Rapid Response Team with hard hitting and numerous blog posts… pics are not even necessary.

  217. VotingFemale says:

    email me tellit…

  218. VotingFemale says:

    I have sent you e-mail, Tellit…

    best we discuss the particulars of you accessing the sister blog as an Author offline…

  219. VotingFemale says:

    I have updated the About Page of the sister blog to explain what it is about…

  220. tellitlikeitis says:

    At least the French are innovative. lol

    French Factory Workers Bare All to Save Jobs

    Workers at a crisis-hit boiler factory in France have stripped off for a nude calendar in a bid to save 204 jobs slated for redundancy.

    Staff at the Chaffoteaux et Maury factory in Brittany will use the proceeds to fund a trip to Italy where they plan to stage a protest at their parent company, Ariston Thermo Group (ATG), which pulled the plug on the site earlier this year.

    “Our aim is to show there are workers here who will do anything to save their jobs, even take their clothes off,” said Brigitte Coadic, representative of the CGT union at the site and the woman behind the calendar, which is due out in the autumn.

    The operation is the latest in a line of colorful protest stunts by French workers after “bossnappings”, threats to blow up factories or pollute the Seine river, as well as the traditional dumping of agricultural produce by angry farmers.

    But Coadic insists that the Chaffoteaux action, in which 13 male workers pose nude covered only with masks or helmets, is completely peaceful.

    “We don’t want to destroy anything,” she said. “We want to show what we can do, tell the management that, if they keep us, we can turn all this media attention into something positive.”

    Coadic said she was inspired by the stylish “Gods of the Stadium” calendar in which the muscular stars of Paris rugby club Stade Francais bare all in an annual display of discreetly lit beefcake.

    The project also carries echoes of Britain’s Calendar Girls — the ladies of the Yorkshire Women’s Institute who bared all for a charity calendar — and the stripping steel workers of the 1997 British film “The Full Monty.”

    Coadic said that workers had been prompted to action when ATG said at the start of the summer that it would close production operations in northern France, cutting 204 jobs out of a total of 250 at the site.

  221. tellitlikeitis says:

  222. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, a loan! lol It’s a giveway! No one ever pays this country back. This is a payoff to George Soros Obama’s puppet master.

  223. VotingFemale says:

    time for me to start preps for dinner this evening… will be in and out.

    check out the Ping-O-Meter link on the sister blog 😀

  224. Foxwood says:

    That’s what it is Tellit. I’ve decided to do some investigating on Soros… I’ve already found some stuff, try to put it together for a future article.

  225. VotingFemale says:

    Foxwood? do I have permission to post selected comments of yours on the sister blog?

    I like this one…

    Foxwood // August 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Soros has investment in the Brazilian oil company Barry Obutthole just approved a loan for.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-14143-Orange-County-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m8d21-Obama-pays-off-supporter-Soros-with-2B-in-federal-loans-to-drill-in-Brazil

  226. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi Folks, I am going to repost this. Sean Hannity is having him on his radio show today. You gotta watch this if you haven’t seen it already.

  227. Foxwood says:

    That man is a Hero in several ways…

  228. VotingFemale says:

    Thanks Foxwood 🙂

  229. tellitlikeitis says:

    He just doesn’t get it.

  230. karmahd says:

    HMMM Mr. Baird, the actions of your party look the the beginning of the socialist movement in the United States, how bout dat!!!

  231. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, That marine is more of a patriot than that sell- out congressman could ever hope to be. Baird probably polishes Nancy Pelosi’s boots with his tongue.

  232. karmahd says:

    look the the, LOL how about look like, gawd, too many peas on my plate!

  233. tellitlikeitis says:

    I think the shock and surpsise with these so called representatives is they have been screwing the American people for years without any dissent or push back and I believe some are really confused about this angry backlash. It would be the same reaction that a strict parent would get when their programmed obediant child that finally has enough and turns on them.

  234. samhenry says:

    I go ashore for a few hours, harbormaster ferries me out to the ship and lo, there is a dingy banging up against the mother ship called “votingfemalefriendspeak” or something to that effect. VF, I am old and comfortable on the mother ship. I think I will keep my bunk away from my bunk here if you don’t mind.

  235. karmahd says:

    Samhenry that blog of which you speak is just for individuals who do not have a wordpress blog, and is another way to spread the conservative gospel. It is optional per my understanding.

  236. samhenry says:

    Thanks, Karm. I dozed off in my computer chair. Imagine that. Well, I think I’ll head over to Ma Wendy’s for a burger. See you later.

    Dog calls harbormaster for ride on the tide…

  237. VotingFemale says:

    Actually Karma I am asking all who comment here for their permission to post selected comments from this blog to the sister blog…

    Tellit does not have a blog so I gave him authoring privs on the sister blog.

    I am thinking I also need an editor for it… of a certain dog is interested in the job, SamHenry hint hint

  238. VotingFemale says:

    editor as in a person to do editing stuff…

  239. VotingFemale says:

    Hello? hello… hello… hello…

    nuttin but echos in here… dratz

  240. VotingFemale says:

    ahhh… seems I landed in the middle of a calm…

    see you all inna mornin

    smoochies

  241. samiam60 says:

    US Deaths could reach 30 to 90 thousand H1N1

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,542083,00.html

  242. Foxwood says:

    Sorry guys… been researching Soros… finding alot of shit on this guy. Should be worth lots of articles. Hope to have one out tomorrow.

  243. LisaInTX says:

    Patriot Palin!!!! That woman just rocks my world!!! Way to go Lady!!!!

    I’m thrilled to be back online….the tower took another dive over the weekend!!!
    I hope he has it fixed ‘good’ this time…I feel really bad for him as he has lost most of his investment in that tower now because of all these repairs.
    I’m heading to bed—just wanted to pop in and say HOWDY FOLKS! I’ll try and catch up to everyone later.
    Night Y’all. 😛

  244. karmahd says:

    You have my permission, and I second the dog edits!

  245. samhenry says:

    “and I second the dog edits!” – Seconding the dog edits is an offense punishable for up to 10 years but no less than 6 in a quiet retirement community in central Florida under house arrest. You will hear the noise from the Disney facility but be unable to enjoy it; the ocean will no longer cradle you and the beaches will no longer burn your feet. And the wiener dog will be sent to baseball camp as a plate duster using a tail device.

  246. samhenry says:

    The fine for the above will be waved since on one has a job or any savings due to current government standards and policies. Bank fees are already cruel and unusual punishment so interest will not be charged. Yes, you have got off lightly.

  247. samhenry says:

    VF – where will the boys enjoy pole dancing? On the deck of the great info ship VF or on the sister ship?

  248. samhenry says:

    Surging US deficit under scrutiny
    Aug 25 12:01 AM US/Eastern

    The staggering fiscal deficit plaguing President Barack Obama’s administration comes under focus Tuesday as the White House and a financial scrutiny arm of Congress provide new government budget estimates and updated economic forecasts.

    The White House Office of Management and Budget will release at 9:30 am (1330 GMT) Tuesday the mid-term review of the federal government budget for fiscal year 2010 beginning October 1, the OMB said in a statement Monday.

    The Congressional Budget Office, a statutory watchdog which plays a critical support role to lawmakers by providing cost estimates, said it would give its own update on the budget and economic outlook about half an hour after the White House released its report.

    The White House is expected to project a further increase of two trillion dollars in its 10-year budget deficit forecast even as it trims the current budget estimates, Obama administration officials said.

    The projected streak of red ink could further push up national debt levels as the nation reels from an economic crisis and adds pressure on Obama to scale back his ambitious healthcare overhaul plan.

  249. samiam60 says:

    Veterans Wrongly told they have Fatal Decease.
    So much for a Government Run Health Care:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,542086,00.html?test=latestnews

  250. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Samiam!

    I am am going to be absent this morning… but will be back this afternoon and will publish a new blogpost then,

    Fight The Good Fight!

    Support Glenn Beck!

    visit http://defendglenn.com

  251. Foxwood says:

    You know Sami, I was thinking they might be told that so they would give up and take the assisted suicide option. Just my opinion.

  252. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Fox!

    just running out the door… see you all this afternoon.

  253. Foxwood says:

    Your going to miss my cannon shot!

  254. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  255. boudicabpi says:

    I also have a Sarah palin blog.
    http://palinforpresident2012.wordpress.com
    I will add this there as well as on my regular blogs. Thank’s for posting.
    Bob A.

  256. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone! This will never happen. This guy is much to arrogant and will take his presidency down in flames to advance his socialist agenda.

    Saving the Obama Presidency Obama needs to move to the right.

    On this day in 1994, Bill Clinton’s presidency was saved.

    It didn’t look that way at the time. After threatening to keep Congress in session until a health-care bill was passed, then Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell gave up and let members return home for their recess. The legislative push for universal health care never recovered, and scarcely 11 weeks later Republicans led by Newt Gingrich woke up to find that they had just won control of both houses of Congress.

    Mr. Clinton’s presidency, however, did recover. And though the Republican revolution in Congress would ultimately run aground, in retrospect we can see two important legacies: It helped usher in a new era of prosperity for the American people, and in the process helped Mr. Clinton save his presidency.

    Today the lesson that President Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress take from that 1994 defeat is that they need to avoid Mr. Clinton’s “mistakes.” Avoiding mistakes, however, is not a winning strategy. A far more productive strategy would be to embrace Mr. Clinton’s success, which was freeing himself from his party’s left and returning to the centrist themes he had campaigned on.

    No doubt that would be a bitter pill for Mr. Obama, given how he has made health care his signature issue. Still, a wiser West Wing ought to have seen this train wreck coming. For months polls have shown a huge gap between the popularity of the president and the unpopularity of his policies. Sooner or later, one of these had to give.

    The defeat of HillaryCare allowed Bill Clinton to move to the right.
    Mr. Obama’s bet was that his personal popularity would be enough to push his agenda through. Perhaps that would have been possible before the $787 billion economic stimulus package, the $410 billion omnibus bill that funds the government, the House-approved cap-and-trade bill, and so forth. But these big-ticket spending bills have helped define what the president means by “hope” and “change,” and it is through this prism that the American public now views his health-care proposals.

    Public skepticism increased when the Congressional Budget Office issued findings contradicting Mr. Obama’s claims that his health-care reform would lower costs. And the more Americans have learned about the specifics, the more they dislike the plans. The president understands that he loses when he talks about substantive issues, which is why he’s been fudging on the public option. He may not understand that he is closing the gap between his unpopular policies and his personal popularity in the worst way a president can: by reducing his own credibility.

    Back in 1994, Mr. Clinton faced pretty much the same problem. Though he too had won the White House promising to be a new kind of Democrat, his first two years had a distinctly liberal tenor: battling over gays in the military, promoting a new energy tax, turning a promised middle-class tax cut into a huge tax hike, and trying to push through universal health care. Though he continues to deny GOP contributions to his success, after his 1994 health-care defeat, Mr. Clinton did what all smart pols do: He appropriated the most appealing parts of his opponents’ agenda.

    The result was a new Bill Clinton, embracing everything from deregulation and welfare reform to the Defense of Marriage Act. In his 1996 State of the Union, he even struck a Reaganite chord by announcing that “the era of Big Government is over.” From this newly held center, Mr. Clinton advanced his presidency and pushed, both successfully and unfairly, to demonize Mr. Gingrich. Mostly he got away with it.

    In his book “The Pact,” historian Steven M. Gillon puts it this way: “Ironically, Gingrich’s revolution may have saved the Clinton presidency by freeing him from the control of his party’s more liberal base in Congress, giving him the opportunity to return to the moderate message that helped him win election in the first place.

    “It was Gingrich who changed the language of American politics and forced Clinton to play the game on his turf,” he writes. “But it was Clinton who ultimately got the credit and emerged as the decade’s most popular leader.”

    Even in the midst of a Republican resurgence, Mr. Clinton would go on from the defeat to become the first Democrat since FDR to be elected to two terms. By contrast, Mr. Obama’s handling of the health-care debate—making villains out of cable television and insurance companies, questioning the motives of those who disagree, imposing artificial deadlines—suggests a rigidity typically associated with a lack of executive experience and responsibility.

    At the moment, Mr. Obama plainly remains wedded to the view that the 1994 failure to get a health-care bill through Congress marked a catastrophe for the Clinton presidency rather than its liberation. On Friday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said his boss was “quite comfortable” with the idea that sticking to his agenda may well mean “he only lives in this house” for one term. Sounds like a man who appreciates the limits of a president’s personal popularity.

  257. tellitlikeitis says:

    This whole investigation is a big f’ ing joke and a waste of take payers money. What’s next? Is Obama going to close gitmo and move the terrorists to the Ritz Carlton and serve them filet mingon every night. This is nothing more than a diversion away from the health care debate.

    Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

    The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch further mass casualty attacks against the United States. The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions. President Obama’s decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security

  258. Foxwood says:

    Morning Tellit, Boudica.

  259. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is why you never sit on a public toilet. lol

    Glue on Public Toilet Seat Called a ‘Sick Joke’

    CAIRNS, Australia — A man who used a public toilet in a shopping mall was taken to a hospital to have the toilet seat removed from his backside after someone smeared it with glue in what an official condemned Monday as a sick joke.

    Police urged possible witnesses to come forward after the 58-year-old man was humiliated in the northeastern city of Cairns by the prank.

    An ambulance was called to help the man after he was found stuck by fast-acting adhesive glue to a toilet seat on Saturday in the busy shopping mall.

    Paramedics removed the seat from the toilet and took him to a hospital, where medical staff used industrial solvents to get it off.

    Cairns local government official Di Forsyth said the man, who was not identified, was not injured but was “extremely embarrassed” by his experience.

    “I’m disgusted that a gentlemen has had to go through that because someone thinks it’s funny,” Forsyth said. “It’s a sick joke.”

  260. samiam60 says:

    Tellit, you have that you know, Down Under.

  261. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good morning Sam and Foxwood. Yes, Those Aussies are real jokesters. lol

  262. samiam60 says:

    The Ideal President says: “My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime
    has been completed.

    Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war,
    our mission in Iraq is complete.

    This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American
    forces from Iraq .. This action will be complete within 30 days. It
    is now time to begin the reckoning.

    Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of
    countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict.
    This list is short . The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria ,
    Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.

    The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the
    world’s nations are on that list. My press secretary will be
    distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

    Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to
    those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The
    money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the
    costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR THERE AFTER IT’ll GO TO OUR
    SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SO IT WON’T GO BROKE IN 20 YEARS.

    The American people are no longer going to pour money into third
    world Hell holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on
    corruption.

    Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.

    In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this
    money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at
    home . On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with
    us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends
    from the face of the earth.

    Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe
    China.

    I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with
    France , Germany , and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades.
    We are retiring from NATO as well. Bonne chance, mes amies.

    I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the
    many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two
    unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be
    stripped, shredded, and crushed. I don’t care about whatever treaty
    pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid
    tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes,
    Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in
    the world. I love New York

    A special note to our neighbors : Canada is on List 2. Since we are
    likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want
    to try not pissing us off for a change.

    Mexico is also on List 2 its president and his entire corrupt
    government really needs an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple
    extra thousand tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess
    where I am going to put ‘em? Yep, border security.

    Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty –
    starting now.

    We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we’ll be drilling
    for oil in Alaska- which will take care of this country’s oil needs
    for decades to come. If you’re an environmentalist who opposes this
    decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move
    there.

    It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own
    citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by
    saying, ‘darn tootin..’

    Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around
    the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about
    everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America It
    is time to eliminate homelessness in America . To the nations on
    List 1, a final thought. Thank you guys. We owe you and we won’t
    forget.

    To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn
    to speak Arabic.

    God bless America .. Thank you and good night. ”

    If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in
    English, thank a soldier.

  263. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is a good article.

    Commentary: Why primary care doctors are fed up

    Editor’s note: Dr. Vance Harris is a primary care physician in Redding, California. An earlier version of this commentary was posted on SERMO.com, a private, physicians-only online community.

    Dr. Vance Harris says primary care doctors get minuscule payment for saving the system huge sums of money.

    (CNN) — Health policy experts agree that any reform in our health care system must include a well-educated, caring primary care doctor who is able to manage the health of his or her patients with an eye to using resources optimally to keep costs down.

    That’s a tall order and it seems that few policy makers realize the value of primary care physicians.

    People are making a huge assumption in this reform effort that as we extend coverage to millions who don’t have health insurance, there will be doctors there to actually provide the health care. Fewer and fewer medical students are choosing primary care and many primary care doctors are leaving the field.

    Let me share with you why we are losing so many primary care doctors. What follows are a few examples I experience each week.

    How many dozens of chest pain patients have I seen in the last month for whom I didn’t order an EKG, get a consult, set up nuclear imaging or send for a catheterization?

    Only I have the advantage of knowing how anxious some are and that they have had similar symptoms over the last 20 years. After a history and exam, I am willing to make the call that this is not heart disease. In doing so, I save the system tens of thousands of dollars.

    Most of these patients are worked into a busy day, pushing me even deeper into that mire of tardiness for which I will be chastised by at least six patients before the end of the day. My reward for working these people in and making the call is at most $75.

    How many times has an anxious patient come in demanding an endoscopy who I examined and then decided to treat less invasively for three to four weeks first? Few of these patients are happy no matter how many times I explain that it is reasonable to treat their reflux symptoms for several weeks before endoscopy.
    This delay in referral has led to many tense moments in the last 20 years. The cost savings to the system is thousands of dollars each and every time I am willing to make the call and go with the treatment. My reward is about $55 from Medicare and private health insurers.

    How many low back pain patients have come to the office in agony knowing that there has to be something serious to cause this kind of pain? A good history and exam allows me to reassure the patient that there is nothing we need to operate on and that the risk of missing anything is low.

    This takes a lot of time to explain as I teach them why they don’t need an MRI. If someone else ordered the MRI, guess who gets to explain the significance of bulging disks to an alarmed patient? Setting realistic expectations on recovery and avoiding needless imaging helps saves the system thousands of dollars. My reward is another $55.

    How many diabetics do I struggle with, trying to get them to take better care of themselves? How many hours have I spent with teenage diabetics who will not check their blood sugar and forget half of their insulin doses?

    Hundreds of hours seem wasted until one day they open their eyes and want to take care of themselves. My reward for years of struggle is a few hundred dollars at best. The savings to society for my hard work and never-give-up attitude is in the tens of thousands of dollars.

    I am in my 22nd year in practice, now caring for 3,600 patients. Having me in the system has resulted in savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each and every year. My financial incentive to hang in there and work harder is that I now make less than half what I did 20 years ago. This year I will make even less.

    These are the reasons so many physicians have left medicine entirely and most of us who are left wonder how long can we continue to work like this? I have always served my fellow man out of a sense of love and compassion. That’s why I went into medicine.

    I have been richly rewarded by my patients over the decades as they have appreciated my judgment and skills. Isn’t it a shame that after all this time and with skills honed by decades of experience, many of us can no longer afford to work as a physician?

    No one is talking about this on the national level. If they don’t address these issues, then good luck having physician assistants provide the safety net with two years of training. Good luck getting newly trained physicians once they see our salaries. Good luck finding internists in your community with only 1 percent of medical students going into internal medicine.

    Good luck recruiting primary care specialists when we are projected to be short 39,000 by 2020, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. And nearly half of all doctors surveyed by the Physicians’ Foundation have said that over the next three years they plan to reduce the number of patients they see or stop practicing entirely.

    I know this is true because I am struggling to find a primary care doctor to take care of my wife and myself. Now that is ironic. Anyone know who is taking new patients in California?

    The

  264. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good one Sam.

  265. samiam60 says:

    FREEDOM’S LAST STAND ?

  266. Foxwood says:

    Talk about thugs in control. I’m trying to find the Jeff Jones Connection. Jeff Jones was co-founder of the Weather Underground.

    http://blog.taragana.com/n/new-york-labor-union-chief-named-chair-of-new-york-fed-columbia-university-head-to-be-deputy-148443/

  267. karmahd says:

    Joke of the Day!!

    Guy goes into a bar, there’s a robot bartender.
    The robot says, “What will you have?”
    The guy says, “Martini.”
    The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, “What’s
    your IQ?”
    The guy says, “168”. The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology..

    The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The
    robot bartender says,”What will you have?”
    The guy says, “Martini”.
    Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says,
    “What’s your IQ?”
    The guy says, “100.” The robot then starts to talk about Nascar,
    Budweiser and John Deere tractors.

    The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try
    it one more time. He goes back into the bar.
    The robot says, “What will you have?”
    The guy says, “Martini”, and the robot brings him another great martini..
    The robot then says, “What’s your IQ?”
    The guy says, “Uh, about 50..”
    The robot leans in real close and says, “So, you people still happy you
    voted for Obama?”

  268. samiam60 says:

    Payback is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WRITE IT ON THE BACK OF YOUR ENVELOPES or front

    WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. WE’LL START WRITING IT ON THE FRONT OF OUR ENVELOPES, TOO! ———-Including Bills

    You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say

    ‘IN GOD WE TRUST ,’

    The law, they say, is being violated.

    Anyway, we heard proposed on a radio station show, that we should all write

    ‘ IN GOD WE TRUST’

    on the back of all our mail.

    After all, that’s our National Motto, and —–
    all the money we use to buy stamps.
    We think it’s a wonderful idea.

    We must take back our nation from all the people who think that anything that offends them should be removed.

    If you like this idea, please pass it on and DO IT. The idea of writing or stamping……….

    ‘IN GOD WE TRUST ‘

    on our envelopes sounds good to us ..

    SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING A STAMP MADE TOO……..

    lets use it as our signature on e-mails, too!

    It’s been reported that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, we have a very hard time understanding why there’s such a mess about having ‘
    In God We Trust!’

    on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance.

    Could it be that WE just need to take action and tell the 14% to ‘sit down and shut up’?

  269. m2 says:

    Hi Everyone! just turned on my computer today right now!!

    have also been working on a BLOG POST.

    Gathering the resources to supply references is time-consuming.

  270. m2 says:

    This administration needs to be trashed, impeached and sent to prison for the destruction they are inflicting on our country.

  271. samiam60 says:

    Hello M2, This administration has earned a place in the history books already as the Worst in US History. 2010 they will be severly trashed and again in 2012 unless Impeachment comes first.

  272. m2 says:

    There’s no logical way you can say that he is doing this to help the nation. He must hate this nation with deep-seeded passion…

    He wants to kill us.
    He wants the economy sink.
    He wants nothing but his own “payback” to those he feels wronged by and to pay off his billionaire funders. He’s sick.

  273. m2 says:

    LOL

    What expires 1st? Our country. Or the Democrat Party.

  274. samiam60 says:

    Perhaps Obama’s vacation and His High Holy Days will put him in a better mood? He was not very interested in “Our” National Day of Prayer, but seems to be all Jihad over this Muslim Holiday.

  275. samiam60 says:

    M2 Americans are waking up in record numbers and this only serves to prove that We The People will not stand still for Socialism. Obama is Done.

  276. samiam60 says:

    O B A M A I S DONE

  277. samiam60 says:

    OBAMA

    IS

    DONE

  278. m2 says:

    Exactly, but he’s not just taking a Yuppie vacay on our dime, he’s conspiring and trying to change the game. His efforts will only bring more hatred to his style of *heh* “governing”… or “ruling” whatever it is he thinks he is.

  279. samiam60 says:

    SOCIALISM

    WILL

    BE

    CRUSHED

  280. samiam60 says:

    HE IS A LONG LEGGED MACK DADDY AND HE KNOWS IT. 🙂

  281. m2 says:

    he’s meeting with Ted Kennedy to see how they can push through his Socialist Bill using Ted as a human shield.

    Then telling AG Holder to open up investigations using federal means which have ALREADY been investigated many times over. And yes, I heard that bit on Diane Rehm. Liberal Yuppie radio, PBS.

    This man is evil incarnate.

  282. samhenry says:

    Hey Sammi and M2 – just a drive by.

    M2 I love: “using Ted as a human shield.” You are too much!

  283. samiam60 says:

    Lets Dance Ladies:

  284. m2 says:

    Oh well Ted’s the martyr in this sense. (Think suicide bombers in Middle East.) That immoral jerk wants his body used to pass Healthcare.

    Hi Sh, and hi to you sam.

  285. samiam60 says:

    Wow 🙂

  286. m2 says:

    and I say Immoral Jerk, because he let a woman drown, who he was cheating with on his wife, right?

    The Swimmer.

  287. m2 says:

    Look I had a nice morning out, and now I’m all fired up! LOL

    I just visited Lisa and Arlene’s blog…

  288. samiam60 says:

    Mary Jo Kobecney will be waiting for Ted when he leaves this world. The Judgement is a fear full thing.

  289. m2 says:

    He is a reason why there needs to be Term Limits on Congress.

    1 of many rational, common sense things that should be implemented in D.C. yet never is- wonder why? Oh that’s because they’re all power-fat asshats who abuse our money, and spend more time “naming post offices” and recognizing winners in Football games than actual BUSINESS.

  290. m2 says:

    SH, I went to your blog but my youtube is not working it wouldn’t play… I will have a look later… k?

  291. samhenry says:

    Sammi, when you said ladies let’s dance I thought I would be hearing:

  292. samiam60 says:

    Ahhhhhhh Geeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzz, SamH I do have some class left in me. lol

  293. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Afternoon everyone. More failed Obamanomics news. Can anyone wrap their head around a trillion dollars?

    Obama Raises ’10 Deficit Outlook 19% to $1.5 Trillion

    By Roger Runningen and Brian Faler

    Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — U.S. unemployment will surge to 10 percent this year and the budget deficit will be $1.5 trillion next year, both higher than previous Obama administration forecasts because of a recession that was deeper and longer than expected, White House budget chief Peter Orszag said.

    The Office of Management and Budget forecasts that the U.S. economy will shrink 2.8 percent this year, worse than the 1.2 percent contraction the OMB projected in May. For next year, the budget office said the gross domestic product will grow 2.0 percent, less than the 3.2 percent expected in May. By 2011, the economy would be well on its way to recovery, growing at a 3.8 percent annual rate, according to the administration’s mid-year economic review, released this morning.

    “While the danger of the economy immediately falling into a deep recession has receded, the American economy is still in the midst of a serious economic downturn,” the budget office’s report said. “The long-term deficit outlook remains daunting.”

    Separately, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office today predicted that the jobless rate would average 10.2 percent next year, gloomier than the White House projection, and forecast the deficit for this year at $1.6 trillion, slightly worse than the White House estimate.

    Impact on Agenda

    The budget shortfall for 2010 would mark the second straight year of trillion-dollar deficits. Along with the unemployment numbers, the deficit may weigh down President Barack Obama’s drive for his top domestic priority, overhauling the U.S. health care system.

    “It throws a wrench in health-care reforms,” Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said in an interview before the report was released. “No matter the specific numbers, they’re a constant reminder that we’re in bad, bad shape.”

    House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio seized on the numbers to call for the Democrat-controlled Congress to impose “strict annual caps on federal spending.”

    The health-care overhaul “is just the latest in a long line of expensive Democratic experiments that will add to the deficit, raise taxes on families and small businesses and cost more American jobs,” Boehner said in a statement.

    Slower Growth

    The projected deficit for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 is higher than the $1.26 trillion forecast in May and reflects expectations that economic growth will be slower this year and next because of “the severity of the crisis in the U.S. and in our trading partners,” said Christina Romer, White House chief economist, who along with Orszag briefed reporters on the report.

    The administration said last week that the deficit for the 2009 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, will peak this year at $1.58 trillion before narrowing over next decade. That is less than the $1.84 trillion projected in May because budget officials were able to delete hundreds of billions of dollars that had been set aside for bank bailouts.

    Last year’s deficit was $459 billion.

    Over the next decade, the budget picture is darker, with the 10-year deficit reaching $9.05 trillion, up from $7.1 trillion forecast in May, the budget office said Aug. 19.

    “Whatever their cause, the administration is very concerned about these out-year deficits, and getting those deficits under control is a top priority of the administration,” Orszag said.

    ‘Sustainable Path’

    He said the budget blueprint Obama submits to Congress in February will “include proposals to put the nation back on a fiscally sustainable path.” He declined to give specifics.

    The median estimate of 31 economists in a Bloomberg News survey completed Aug. 21 was for a fiscal year 2010 deficit of $1.3 trillion.

    “The market will view this as a very consensus-oriented forecast” and there won’t be any significant reaction, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

    Zandi predicted Congress will pass a second “mini” stimulus bill next year of about $250 billion to aid jobless workers, state governments and tax credits to help home buyers. “The economy will be growing at an uncomfortably slow rate, not enough to bring down unemployment, and of course it’s an election year” for Congress, he said.

    Orszag defended the trillion-dollar deficits during a recession and said the government must reduce them as the economy recovers.

    Paying for Programs

    “The first step is to stop making those deficits worse” by enforcing pay-as-you-go legislation so that “any new tax or entitlement” programs are paid for, and by adopting an overall of the U.S. health-care system that doesn’t add to the deficit, he said.

    “I know there are going to be some who say this report proves we can’t afford health reform,” Orszag said. “I think that has it backwards,” because savings must be squeezed from the system.

    Even with economic conditions worse that originally forecast, Romer said “we do expect positive GDP growth by the end of this year” for the fourth quarter, as the economy reaches “a turning point.” This is in line with 94 percent of Blue Chip economists, according to Orszag.

    “A return to employment growth will take longer,” Romer said.

    Unemployment Rate

    Obama and his advisers have repeatedly warned that their unemployment forecast of 8.1 percent for 2009 from earlier this year would be have to be revised. The president said in a Bloomberg Television interview in June that he expected it to reach at least 10 percent before declining.

    The jobless rate, which hit 9.5 percent in June before dipping to 9.4 percent last month, likely will rise to 10 percent by the end of 2009, averaging 9.3 percent for the entire year, Romer said. It will worsen to a 9.8 percent average in 2010, instead of the 7.9 percent estimate in May.

    “It’s in the fourth quarter of this year that we expect it to peak,” Romer said. “The recession was, simply, worse than” government forecasters expected, she said. “None of us has a crystal ball.”

    Romer said the economic stimulus package probably is adding “between 2 and 3 percentage points” to economic growth in the second quarter of this year, blunting conditions that would have been worse. A report on the effect of the stimulus program is due to Congress next month, she said.

    Inflation will remain subdued. Projections for the consumer price index show a contraction to 0.7 percent this year, rising to 1.4 percent next year and 1.5 percent in 2011, Romer said.

    The economic assumptions were compiled by the Council of Economic Advisers, Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget. The estimates reflect conditions as of early June.

  294. m2 says:

    This is part of my blog post that is in draft right now… just think if I had finished it last night and published it, you would have heard from me first!!

    (the deficit matter)

  295. tellitlikeitis says:

  296. samiam60 says:

    Where is Zorro when we need him?

  297. m2 says:

    This is Obama Admin!!

  298. tellitlikeitis says:

    Oh MY God! What a surprise! This is what happens when you don’t have a clue about what your doing.

    White House projects bigger deficits, bigger debt

    WASHINGTON – The federal government faces exploding deficits and mounting debt over the next decade, White House officials predicted Tuesday in a fiscal assessment far bleaker than what the Obama administration had estimated just a few months ago.

    Figures released by the White House budget office foresee a cumulative $9 trillion deficit from 2010-2019, $2 trillion more than the administration estimated in May. Moreover, the figures show the public debt doubling by 2019 and reaching three-quarters the size of the entire national economy.

    Obama economic adviser Christina Romer predicted unemployment could reach 10 percent this year and begin a slow decline next year. Still, she said, the average unemployment will be 9.3 in 2009 and 9.8 percent in 2010.

    “This recession was simply worse than the information that we and other forecasters had back in last fall and early this winter,” Romer said.

    The grim administration projections came on a day of competing economic news. The Congressional Budget Office, which has predicted less economic growth than the White House in the past, was also scheduled to announce revised budget projections on Tuesday.

    Obama himself may have drowned out the rising deficit news with the announcement Tuesday that he intends to nominate Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Bernanke news could neutralize any disturbance in the financial markets caused by the high deficit projections.

    The deeper red ink and the gloomy unemployment forecast present President Barack Obama with an enormous challenge. The new numbers come as he prods Congress to enact a major overhaul of the health care system — one that could cost $1 trillion or more over 10 years. Obama has said he doesn’t want the measure to add to the deficit, but lawmakers have been unable to agree on revenues that cover the cost.

    What’s more, the high unemployment could last well into the congressional election campaign next year, turning the contests into a referendum on Obama’s economic policies.

    Republicans were ready to pounce.

    “The alarm bells on our nation’s fiscal condition have now become a siren,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. “If anyone had any doubts that this burden on future generations is unsustainable, they’re gone — spending, borrowing and debt are out of control.”

    The revised estimates project that the economy will contract by 2.8 percent this year, more than twice what the White House predicted earlier this year. Romer projected that the economy would expand in 2010, but by 2 percent instead of the 3.2 percent growth the White House predicted in May. By 2011, Romer estimated, the economy would be humming at 3.6 percent growth.

    Both Romer and budget director Peter Orszag said this year’s contraction would have been far worse without money from the $787 billion economic stimulus package that Obama pushed through Congress as one of his first major acts as president.

    At the same time, the continuing stresses on the economy have, in effect, increased the size of the stimulus package because the government will have to spend more in unemployment insurance and food stamps, Orszag said. He said the cost of the stimulus package — which spends most of its money in fiscal year 2010 — will grow by tens of billions of dollars above the original $787 billion.

    For now, while the country tries to come out of a recession, neither spending cuts nor broad tax increases would be prudent deficit-fighting measures. But Obama is likely to face those choices once the economy shows signs of a steady recovery, and it could test his vow to only raise taxes on individuals making more than $200,000.

    Still, 10-year budget projections can be “wildly inaccurate,” said Stan Collender, a partner at Qorvis Communications and a former congressional budget official. Collender notes that there will be five congressional elections over the next 10 years and any number of foreign and domestic challenges that will make actual deficit figures very different from the estimates.

    The Obama administration did tout one number in its budget review: The 2009 deficit was expected to be $1.58 trillion, $263 billion less than projected in May. That’s largely because the White House removed a $250 billion item that it had inserted as a “place holder” in case banks needed another bailout.

    Orszag, anticipating backlash over the deficit numbers, conceded that the long-term deficits are “higher than desirable.” The annual negative balances amount to about 4 percent of the gross domestic product, a number that many economists say is unsustainable.

    But Orszag also argued that overhauling the health system would reduce health care costs and address the biggest contributor to higher deficits.

    “I know there are going to be some who say that this report proves that we can’t afford health reform,” he said. “I think that has it backwards.”

  299. m2 says:

    Tellit, they have a clue, they know what they’re doing, it’s called S-A-B-O-T-A-G-E the nation!

  300. Foxwood says:

    Morning M2… How’s Rush today?
    🙂

  301. tellitlikeitis says:

  302. m2 says:

    Foxwood- Rush is on fire!!! FIRE I SAY!!

  303. m2 says:

    alright now folks… mandatory margarita break. The only Obama-depression/recession proof business is Bars.

    have a drink on me!

  304. Foxwood says:

    Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism. –Vladimir Lenin

  305. m2 says:

    That’s right… it’s not a healthcare bill it’s instituting control and killing the constitution.

    Well, I have to run out, will visit later!!
    Here’s some chips and salsa for your drinks!!

  306. tellitlikeitis says:

    August 25, 2009
    Senator warns of hyperinflation rivaling the 1980s
    @ 10:04 am by Michael O’Brien
    The economy could spiral into hyperinflation not seen since the early 1980s if the Federal Reserve does not tighten its monetary policy soon, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) warned Tuesday.

    Grassley, speaking about the renomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term as head of the Fed, asserted that Bernanke’s ability to hold down inflation would be the metric by which the Fed’s success would be measured.

    “We won’t know for a year if he’s done a good job so far, because he shoveled money out of an airplane to save banks and the financial system,” Grassley said in a conference call with Iowa reporters. “But shoveling money out of an airplane to solve problems can be inflationary — in this case, hyperinflationary — if he doesn’t start mopping up some of the money that’s out there.”

    Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said that inflation as a result from government spending on bailouts could result in inflation rivaling rates in 1980, when it hit a peak of 13.5 percent.

    “The Fed has the ability to put money out, it’s got the ability to take money back in, and if they don’t do that, we will have hyperinflation worse than we had in 1980 and ’81,” Grassley said. “And I hope he demonstrates that ability.”

    Grassley argued that while it would be a year until lawmakers will know whether Bernanke has been successful at bringing inflation under control, it would probably be best to keep the chairman on board for a second term as head of the Federal Reserve.

    “I would suggest that right now, when everybody’s nervous about the economy, that you don’t change horses in the middle of the stream, and consequently, it would probably be detrimental to not have him reappointed,” he said

  307. samhenry says:

    Well colleagues, all that the aforementioned says to me is that health care INSURANCE reform is or should be dead in the water. We just can’t afford it. It is amazing that these reports and forecasts have only now come in – in the calm of summer. Well, we will keep reminding people of their presence like a drumbeat.

    I have to run to do errands and etc. Best to all.

    DOG deftly clears the side rail and dives into the water for an enjoyable swim to shore. No need for harbormaster today. It’s beautiful around the great info ship VF.

  308. tellitlikeitis says:

    Surging US deficit under scrutiny

    WASHINGTON — The staggering fiscal deficit plaguing President Barack Obama’s administration comes under focus Tuesday as the White House and a financial scrutiny arm of Congress provide new government budget estimates and updated economic forecasts.

    The White House Office of Management and Budget will release at 9:30 am (1330 GMT) Tuesday the mid-term review of the federal government budget for fiscal year 2010 beginning October 1, the OMB said in a statement Monday.

    The Congressional Budget Office, a statutory watchdog which plays a critical support role to lawmakers by providing cost estimates, said it would give its own update on the budget and economic outlook about half an hour after the White House released its report.

    The White House is expected to project a further increase of two trillion dollars in its 10-year budget deficit forecast even as it trims the current budget estimates, Obama administration officials said.

    The projected streak of red ink could further push up national debt levels as the nation reels from an economic crisis and adds pressure on Obama to scale back his ambitious healthcare overhaul plan.

    “The budget deficit is apt to become a greater political concern,” said Goldman Sachs economist Alec Philips said in a report Friday.

    Voluntary response polls, which ask voters to name any one issue they are most concerned about, have begun to register concern about the deficit after many years of little worry, he noted.

    Administration officials project another two trillion dollars will be added to the government’s 10-year budget deficit forecast, bringing it to approximately nine trillion dollars, an OMB official said Friday, on condition of anonymity.

    The updated 2010-2019 projection will supercede the previous deficit forecast of about 7.1 trillion dollars.

    However, the estimated budget deficit for the current fiscal 2009 ending September 30 will be trimmed to 1.58 trillion dollars, around 262 billion dollars lower than forecast.

    In May, the administration projected a 3.998 trillion dollar budget for 2009 with a deficit of 1.841 trillion dollars, reflecting swollen spending amid the worst economic crisis on record.

    The 2009 update is expected to show the 1.58-trillion-dollar deficit will clock in at around 11.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in an overall budget of 3.65 trillion dollars.

    The new budget figures are expected to fuel a fierce political debate over the fiscal situation and rising national debt as Obama’s Republican critics redouble calls for him to abandon his plans to remake US health care and fight climate change.

    “Bottom line: the budget outlook is worse, and dangerous,” said the office of John Boehner, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives, on Monday ahead of the budget forecast reports.

    It accused the Democratic Obama administration of “using budgetary gimmicks” to claim a lower federal deficit than previously forecast for this year.

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is also expected to revise upwards its long-term government deficit forecasts because of projected lower growth and higher unemployment over the coming decade, US economist Dean Baker said.

    “The real story in the new CBO projections should be the more dire economic outlook,” said Baker, co-director of The Center for Economic and Policy Research, in the TPM blog.

    He speculated that the CBO would expect the unemployment rate to be near 10 percent through most of 2010 and only return to “more normal levels” in 2013 or even 2014, more than six years after the collapse of the housing bubble threw the US economy into recession.

    Obama has vowed to cut the gaping budget deficit he inherited from predecessor George W. Bush’s administration in half by the end of his mandate in 2013.

    But the new president has watched his poll ratings dip sharply over recent months in the face of stiff Republican attacks and mounting public concern over how to pay for the health reform plan.

  309. tellitlikeitis says:

  310. tellitlikeitis says:

  311. Foxwood says:

    Cash for Clunkers was not a $4500 trade in! It is considered income so will be taxed!

    NO VASELINE! You get to take it the hard way!

  312. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is good! A must watch!

  313. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood cash for clunkers taxed!? roflmao! Another Obama surprise! Where did you get that info?

  314. samhenry says:

    I’m going to be just like Karm was last time he dropped off info about one of his posts. There was no salutation, just:

    “New Post”

    Well there is a light hearted comedy (I hope) 3 short vids on samandimp.com titled Hair, The Holy Grail and Politics – like me, it does not make any sense at all. I hope you have fun with it. The first short one I did post on iReport ages ago.

  315. tellitlikeitis says:

    Democrats plan hundreds of reform rallies

    Faced with a souring public mood on health care reform, Democrats and their supporters are launching a national grassroots push Wednesday to show lawmakers that the majority of Americans still support overhauling the system.

    Reform supporters are planning to hold more than 500 events between Wednesday and when lawmakers return to Washington Sept. 8, ranging from neighborhood organized phone banks to professionally staffed rallies with hundreds of people.

    The Democratic National Committee and its grassroots arm, Organizing for America, are helping to organize the effort along with the Health Care for America Now, a group pushing to create government-run insurance plan.

    “In these last few weeks of recess we want to demonstrate the energy, passion and commitment that the American people have to health insurance reform so that when members return after Labor Day they know that they can turn their attention to getting this done because they have the backing of the American people,” said DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse.

    Supporters have their work cut out for them. Many lawmakers were thunderstruck over the August recess by the anger and outrage expressed by their constituents in town hall meetings across the country. And in poll after poll, support for reform has eroded throughout the month.

    But Democrats and their allies insist that the majority of Americans still support reform and have organized the grassroots campaign to buck up lawmakers as they get ready to head back to Washington.

    A health-insurance-reform-now bus will travel the country starting Wednesday and anchor events in 11 cities: Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Des Moines, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio.

    But the talk of broad health insurance

    reform does not mean that progressives have backed off their push for a government-run insurance option.

    “We want members of Congress to get back to work and pass reform that means something. We need affordable care. We need real insurance regulation. And we need a strong public health insurance option,” said HCAN spokeswoman Jacki Schechner. “It’s doable and we expect it to get done now.”

  316. Foxwood says:

    Tellit, I can’t find the orginal source, but here are a couple of blogs…

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/158231-cash-for-clunkers-is-taxable-income

  317. Foxwood says:

    I originally heard it on Fox news radio, but I find nothing on the Fox website.

  318. karmahd says:

    Samhenry, I was in a hurry!! Thank you all for stopping by, Karma.

  319. Foxwood says:

    Jeff Jones, founder of the Weather Underground, works for New York Governor Paterson!

  320. Foxwood says:

    What a crock of crap!

  321. karmahd says:

    Yes he does Fox, and there are many many more that are in the Czar program attempting to run our country!

  322. Foxwood says:

    You watching Beck, Karma?

  323. karmahd says:

    Yep, and I wrote about some of the guys he is mentioning in my post about Obama being a Maoist! The plot thickens!!

  324. karmahd says:

    I do hope all of you got to watch Beck today, he was dead on as always!!

  325. karmahd says:

    Wow pulling out the big guns M2!!

  326. Foxwood says:

    One of my first posts on George Soros…
    I have a lot of crap on this guy. More to come.
    http://animal-farm.us/change/is-soros-indoctrinating-your-children-581

  327. Foxwood says:

    I need to find the transcripts.

  328. Foxwood says:

    Tellit,

    This post came in yesterday adressed to you, but I didn’t have the time to approve it and let it slide until I got back to it. Plus I don’t want Solialists/Communists to post anytime they want.

    http://animal-farm.us/change/constitution-project-575

  329. Foxwood says:

    How’s it going Sami?

  330. Foxwood says:

    The key word in the article was Clinton.

  331. arlenearmy says:

    Sorry for tardiness.

    Ive been working on a video I plan on making to help Glenn Beck. Beck stood up for us & his time for us to stand for him. Who will they come after next? Will it be Rush ? Then Hannity? Or will they just wipe out Foxnews.

    Had it not been for Foxnews the tea -parties would not had gotten any coverage. It was Foxnews who did more & fair coverage of the town halls & they did it w/out slamming us.

    Do not underestimate Obama & his goons. We have so much work to do.

  332. karmahd says:

    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
    Aldous Huxley

  333. karmahd says:

    A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
    Aldous Huxley

    Obama??

  334. karmahd says:

    An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
    Aldous Huxley

    Obama 2?? God there are so many of them!

  335. karmahd says:

    OK last one I swear, but this is the best one!!

    Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
    Aldous Huxley

    Obama 3

  336. arlenearmy says:

    NEWS ALERT ——

    Kennedy is Dead! Just heard it on foxnews a few minutes ago.

  337. samiam60 says:

    ‘We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.’

    ARTICLE I:

    You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

    ARTICLE II:

    You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.

    ARTICLE III:

    You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

    ARTICLE IV:

    You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

    ARTICLE V:

    You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.

    ARTICLE VI:

    You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice

    ARTICLE VII:

    You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

    ARTICLE VIII:

    You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

    ARTICLE IX:

    You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

    ARTICLE X:

    This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!

    Lastly

    ARTICLE XI:

    You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.

  338. Foxwood says:

    Well said Sami.

  339. Foxwood says:

    Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969)

    On July 18, 1969, Kopechne attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island, off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, held in honor of the Boiler Room Girls. It was the fourth such reunion of the Robert Kennedy campaign workers.

    Kopechne left the party at 11:15 p.m. with Robert’s brother Ted Kennedy, after he — according to his own account — offered to drive her to catch the last ferry back to Edgartown, where she was staying. Kennedy stated he made a wrong turn on the way and came upon a narrow, unlit bridge without guardrails. Kennedy drove the 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 off the bridge and it overturned in the water. Kennedy extricated himself from the submerged car but Kopechne died, after what Kennedy said were several diving attempts to free her.

    Kennedy contacted several aides that night, but failed to report the incident to the authorities until the car and Kopechne’s body were discovered the next morning. Kopechne’s parents said that they learned of their daughter’s death from Ted Kennedy himself before he reported his involvement to the authorities, but that they learned Kennedy had been the driver only from wire press releases some time later.

  340. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone! More good news from the Obama administration.

    Obama Raises 2010 Deficit Estimate to $1.5 Trillion

    By Roger Runningen and Brian Faler

    Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — U.S. unemployment will surge to 10 percent this year and the budget deficit will be $1.5 trillion next year, both higher than previous Obama administration forecasts because of a recession that was deeper and longer than expected, White House budget chief Peter Orszag said.

    The Office of Management and Budget forecasts a weaker economic recovery than it saw in May as the gross domestic product shrinks 2.8 percent this year before expanding 2 percent next year, according to the administration’s mid-year economic review issued today. The Congressional Budget Office, in a separate assessment, forecast the economy will grow 2.8 percent next year. Both see the GDP expanding 3.8 percent in 2011.

    “While the danger of the economy immediately falling into a deep recession has receded, the American economy is still in the midst of a serious economic downturn,” the White House report said. “The long-term deficit outlook remains daunting.”

    The budget shortfall for 2010 would mark the second straight year of trillion-dollar deficits. Along with the unemployment numbers, the deficit may complicate President Barack Obama’s drive for his top domestic priority, overhauling the U.S. health care system.

    “It throws a wrench in health-care reforms,” Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said in an interview. “No matter the specific numbers, they’re a constant reminder that we’re in bad, bad shape.”

    Spending Caps

    House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio seized on the estimates to call for the Democrat-controlled Congress to impose “strict annual caps on federal spending.”

    The health-care overhaul “is just the latest in a long line of expensive Democratic experiments that will add to the deficit, raise taxes on families and small businesses and cost more American jobs,” Boehner said in a statement.

    The two budget agencies say the shortfall is being driven by the recession as outlays rise for unemployment compensation, food stamps or other programs meant to stabilize the economy rise and tax receipts fall.

    Administration and congressional budget officials expect the unemployment rate, which was 9.4 percent last month, to keep rising. White House officials said the rate likely will rise to 10 percent by the end of 2009, averaging 9.3 percent for the entire year. It will worsen to a 9.8 percent average in 2010 instead of the 7.9 percent estimate in May.

    The CBO report also estimates the 2009 jobless rate at 9.3 percent. It puts next year’s average at 10.2 percent.

    Deficit Projections

    The OMB raised its deficit projection for fiscal 2010, which begins Oct. 1, from the $1.26 trillion forecast in May, reflecting slower economic growth this year and next because of “the severity of the crisis in the U.S. and in our trading partners,” said Christina Romer, White House chief economist, who along with Orszag briefed reporters on the report.

    The median estimate of 31 economists in a Bloomberg News survey completed Aug. 21 was for a fiscal year 2010 deficit of $1.3 trillion.

    The outlook for the 2009 fiscal year is slightly better than the previous forecast. The government’s shortfall will peak this year at $1.58 trillion before narrowing over the next decade. That is less than the $1.84 trillion projected in May because budget officials were able to delete hundreds of billions of dollars that had been set aside for bank bailouts.

    Last year’s deficit was $459 billion.

    The CBO estimates the budget deficit will total $1.6 trillion this year, or 11.2 percent of the GDP, and $1.4 trillion in 2010.

    Bailout Money

    “The Obama White House deserves some credit for managing the financial situation so that the additional bailout wasn’t necessary,” said Stan Collender, a former budget analyst for the House and Senate budget committees.

    Orszag said reining in the deficit is a “top priority” of the administration. He said the budget blueprint Obama submits to Congress in February will “include proposals to put the nation back on a fiscally sustainable path.” He declined to give specifics.

    The OMB added almost $2 trillion to the 10-year deficit from its May forecast, to $9.05 trillion. The nonpartisan CBO’s long-range projection was $7.14 trillion. The difference stems from the CBO’s assumption that tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 will expire on schedule in 2011. Obama has promised to keep the lower tax rates for middle-income Americans.

    Market Reaction

    “The market will view this as a very consensus-oriented forecast” and there won’t be any significant reaction, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

    Zandi predicted Congress will pass a second “mini” stimulus bill next year of about $250 billion to aid jobless workers, state governments and home buyers. “The economy will be growing at an uncomfortably slow rate, not enough to bring down unemployment, and of course it’s an election year” for Congress, he said.

    Orszag defended the trillion-dollar deficits during a recession and said they shouldn’t be used to block the administration’s health-care initiative. Revising the way the nation pays for medical care will help save money, he said.

    “I know there are going to be some who say this report proves we can’t afford health reform,” Orszag said. “I think that has it backwards” because savings must be squeezed from the system.

    Back to Growth

    Even with economic conditions worse that originally forecast, Romer said “we do expect positive GDP growth by the end of this year” for the fourth quarter as the economy reaches “a turning point.”

    “A return to employment growth will take longer,” Romer said, adding that the jobless rate likely will peak in the fourth quarter of this year.

    Romer said the economic stimulus package probably is adding “between 2 and 3 percentage points” to economic growth in the second quarter of this year, blunting conditions that would have been worse. A report on the effect of the stimulus program is due to Congress next month, she said.

    Inflation will remain subdued. Projections for the consumer price index show a contraction of 0.7 percent this year, a rise of 1.4 percent next year and 1.5 percent in 2011, Romer said.

    The economic assumptions were compiled by the Council of Economic Advisers, Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget. The estimates reflect conditions as of early June.

  341. tellitlikeitis says:

    Deficit fears put Obama’s reforms in jeopardy
    By Edward Luce and Sarah O’Connor in Washington

    Published: August 25 2009 20:44 | Last updated: August 25 2009 20:44

    Tuesday’s sharply upgraded forecasts for growth in US national debt over the ext decade could hardly have come at a worse time for Barack Obama. Shortly after he was elected last November, the president let it be known he preferred the “big bang” approach to domestic reforms.

    As Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff put it, you should “never allow a crisis to go to waste”. In other words, the financial meltdown was seen as an opportunity for Mr Obama to enact as many of his key reforms, including healthcare, within the first year of taking office.

    fears of the Great Depression have receded only to be replaced by mounting concern over the country’s long-term creditworthiness. Rather than shoring up the appetite for domestic reform, the rising tide of fiscal panic could threaten large chunks of Mr Obama’s agenda.

    In particular, prospects for enacting Mr Obama’s proposed $1,000bn (€700bn, £610bn) 10-year expansion in healthcare coverage this autumn are beginning to look dicey given the projected rise in the national debt of more than $9,000bn in the next decade.

    Even though Mr Obama has promised the healthcare reforms will be self-funding, some believe the sharply altered mood in Washington could force the president to reorientate his priorities. Recent polls show the deficit ranking second only to jobs among the public’s chief worries. Healthcare comes a distant third.

    “The national debt doubled under George W. Bush and it is set to almost double under Barack Obama,” says David Walker, head of the Peterson Foundation and former head of the General Accountability Office. “Unless we see a dramatic fiscal course correction we are likely to see all sorts of negative consequences, including a reduction in trend growth rates and growing international distaste for holding American debt.”

    Mr Walker is among a growing body of observers who believe America’s deteriorating debt position could have consequences for the country’s national security – even compromising its superpower status. Pointing to the UK, which saw it’s triple A credit rating put on negative outlook earlier this year, Mr Walker says the US faces a similar spectre unless it changes course.

    “At the moment we have a home team bias [the credit rating agencies are based in New York] and we are benefiting from having the dollar as the international reserve currency,” he says. “But we cannot take the reserve currency status for granted. The Chinese have already made a shot across our bows and these numbers will only reinforce their concerns.”

    However, some economists caution against taking the latest forecasts as gospel. On Tuesday the Congressional Budget Office caused as much confusion as clarity when it brought out its own 92-page report alongside the White House’s 74-page document. Back in March the CBO said that if Mr Obama’s policies were implemented, the 10-year deficit would reach $9,300bn. Yesterday the White House seemed to acknowledge the CBO was more or less right. But the CBO had already been at work on new revisions.

    To seasoned economists it was a reminder that projections are not always right. “The first thing you learn in doing these projections is to be very humble,” said James Horney, director of federal fiscal policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “You know they’re going to be wrong and you know they’re going to be wrong by huge dollar amounts.”

  342. tellitlikeitis says:

    As Budget Deficit Grows, So Do Doubts on Dollar

    By NEIL SHAH
    LONDON — The U.S. economy may be showing signs of recovering from the financial crisis, but the jury is still out on the future of the U.S. dollar.

    While many analysts expect the dollar to strengthen in coming months as the crisis fades and the U.S. economy turns toward growth, a growing chorus of investors is expressing concern about the longer-term outlook for the greenback.

    In a new twist to an old refrain among economists, who have long worried about the effects of growing U.S. debt, they say that the huge liabilities the U.S. is taking on to dig its way out of crisis could ultimately undermine faith in the dollar.

    “There has been a lot of disappointment with the way the U.S. credit crisis was handled,” says Claire Dissaux, managing director of global economics and strategy for Millennium Global Investments Ltd., a London investment firm specializing in currencies. “The dollar’s loss of influence is a steady and long-term trend.”

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration added fuel to concerns about the dollar, saying the U.S. will run a cumulative budget deficit of $9 trillion over the next 10 years, $2 trillion more than it had previously projected.

    “That’s going to be negative for the dollar,” says Adam Boyton, a currency analyst at Deutsche Bank AG in New York. President Barack Obama also reappointed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, whose efforts to rescue the economy have won praise, but have also entailed pumping large amounts of freshly created dollars into the financial system.

    Investors and economists have long harbored concerns about the dollar’s decline, especially in the beginning of this decade as the federal government and consumers ran up their debtloads to finance everything from foreign wars to flat-screen TVs. Last fall’s financial crash suggested that such fears may be overblown: As markets plunged in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., investors scrambled to stash their cash in U.S. Treasury bills, perceiving them to be the safest investments. That boosted the value of the U.S. dollar against many of its major counterparts.

    Now, though, major investors like Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett and bond investment firm Pimco fear the government’s fiscal and monetary stimulus programs could end up fueling inflation in coming years and hammering the dollar. Higher inflation eats up the returns of bond investments that provide a fixed interest income, making them less attractive to investors. Less demand for U.S. bonds could mean a weaker dollar.

    Mr. Buffett, for example, worries that U.S. policy makers will fail to move decisively to curtail the nation’s ballooning net debt, expected by some to rise to more than 75% of annual economic output by 2013. Instead, policy makers might tolerate higher inflation, which makes existing debts more manageable but would hurt the U.S.’s creditors, including China and Japan. In this scenario, investors would demand much higher interest when lending to the U.S. government, raising its borrowing costs and making further budget deficits harder to finance at a time when an aging population will sharply boost the costs of social security and government-sponsored health care.

    Investors are also growing more comfortable with the idea of emerging economies like China, Russia and Brazil playing a bigger role in shaping international finance. Some analysts, including Pimco portfolio manager Curtis Mewbourne, say emerging economies have a unique opportunity to use the crisis to reduce their reliance on the U.S. dollar., which tends to account for the lion’s share of their foreign-exchange reserves.

    “Investors should consider whether it makes sense to take advantage of any periods of U.S. dollar strength to diversify their currency exposure,” Mr. Mewbourne wrote in a recent note.

    Earlier this year, China’s central-bank governor called for moving toward a “super-sovereign” reserve currency, one not belonging to any particular country. Analysts generally see such an option as unrealistic, since the U.S. wouldn’t want to give up its status as the main currency in which the world’s central banks hold their reserves, and any new reserve currency would require a deep and developed market where it could be traded.

    There aren’t yet many signs that investors are leaving the dollar. China and Japan, the biggest foreign creditors to the U.S., loaded up on longer-term Treasury debt in June, according to the latest Treasury data. China, for example, bought $26.6 billion in notes and bonds, its biggest monthly buying on record.

    “The Treasury rally suggests the U.S. is facing neither an inflationary explosion nor a crisis of confidence,” analysts at French bank BNP Paribas SA said in a recent note.

    The dollar has held its own against its major rivals in recent weeks. On Tuesday, one euro bought $1.4314, compared with $1.4293 on Monday and $1.4253 at the end of July.

    Any dislodging of the dollar as reserve currency will likely happen gradually if it happens at all, analysts say. Investors like China would suffer major losses if they suddenly sold a large portion of their dollar holdings.

    And a weak U.S. dollar would ripple far and wide, hurting the competitiveness of companies in export-dependent Germany and Japan. That could prompt policy makers there to voice concerns about the dollar’s weakness to protect their own economies.

  343. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is what we have to look forward to under Obama care.

    The babies born in hospital corridors: Bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilets

    Thousands of women are having to give birth outside maternity wards because of a lack of midwives and hospital beds.
    The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets – even a caravan – went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000.
    Health chiefs admit a lack of maternity beds is partly to blame for the crisis, with hundreds of women in labour being turned away from hospitals because they are full.
    Latest figures show that over the past two years there were at least:

    63 births in ambulances and 608 in transit to hospitals;

    117 births in A&E departments, four in minor injury units and two in medical assessment areas;

    115 births on other hospital wards and 36 in other unspecified areas including corridors;

    399 in parts of maternity units other than labour beds, including postnatal and antenatal wards and reception areas.
    Additionally, overstretched maternity units shut their doors to any more women in labour on 553 occasions last year.
    Babies were born in offices, lifts, toilets and a caravan, according to the Freedom of Information data for 2007 and 2008 from 117 out of 147 trusts which provide maternity services.
    One woman gave birth in a lift while being transferred to a labour ward from A&E while another gave birth in a corridor, said East Cheshire NHS Trust.
    Others said women had to give birth on the wards – rather than in their own maternity room – because the delivery suites were full.
    Tory health spokesman Andrew Lansley, who obtained the figures, said Labour had cut maternity beds by 2,340, or 22 per cent, since 1997. At the same time birth rates have been rising sharply – up 20 per cent in some areas.
    Mr Lansley said: ‘New mothers should not be being put through the trauma of having to give birth in such inappropriate places.

    More…Woman gives birth on pavement ‘after being refused ambulance and told to walk’
    Father turned away from hospital with pregnant wife delivers baby on bathroom floor – and saves his daughter’s life

    ‘While some will be unavoidable emergencies, it is extremely distressing for them and their families to be denied a labour bed because their maternity unit is full.
    ‘It shows the incredible waste that has taken place that mothers are getting this sort of sub-standard treatment despite Gordon Brown’s tripling of spending on the NHS.
    ‘Labour have let down mothers by cutting the number of maternity beds and by shutting down maternity units.’
    The NHS employs the equivalent of around 25,000 full-time midwives in England, but the Government has promised to recruit 3,400 more.
    However, the Royal College of Midwives estimates at least 5,000 more are needed to provide the quality of service pledged in the Government’s blueprint for maternity services, Maternity Matters.
    At the same time almost half of all midwives are set to retire in the next decade.

    Jon Skewes, a director at the Royal College of Midwives, said: ‘The rise in the number of births in other than a designated labour bed is a concern. We would want to see the detail behind these figures to look at why this is happening.
    ‘There is no doubt that maternity services are stretched, and that midwives are working harder and harder to provide good quality care. However, we know the Government is putting more money into the service.
    ‘The key now is to make sure this money is spent by the people controlling the purse strings at a local level.’
    Care services minister Phil Hope said: ‘The number of maternity beds in the NHS reflects the number of women wanting to give birth in hospital. Giving birth can be unpredictableand it is difficult to plan for the exact time and place of every birth.
    ‘Local health services have plans to ensure high quality, personal care with greater choice over place of birth and care provided by a named midwife.
    ‘We recognise that some parts of the country face particular challenges due to the rising birth rate and that is why last year we pledged to increase funding for maternity by £330million over three years.
    ‘We now have more maternity staff than ever before and we have already met our target to recruit 1,000 extra midwives by September.’

  344. tellitlikeitis says:

    More stories like these to look forward to under Obamacare.

    Man collapses with ruptured appendix… three weeks after NHS doctors ‘took it out’
    By Daniel Bates
    Last updated at 12:15 AM on 26th August 2009

    After weeks of excruciating pain, Mark Wattson was understandably relieved to have his appendix taken out.
    Doctors told him the operation was a success and he was sent home.
    But only a month later the 35-year-old collapsed in agony and had to be taken back to Great Western Hospital in Swindon by ambulance.
    Enlarge Mark Wattson, 35, from Swindon may have been the victim of botched surgery after he had to have his appendix removed twice
    To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured – a potentially fatal complication.
    In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Mr Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.
    The blunder has left Mr Wattson jobless, as bosses at the shop where he worked did not believe his story and sacked him.
    Mr Wattson told of the moment he realised there had been a serious mistake.
    ‘I was lying on a stretcher in terrible pain and a doctor came up to me and said that my appendix had burst,’ he said.

    ‘I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I told these people I had my appendix out just four weeks earlier but there it was on the scanner screen for all to see.
    ‘I thought, “What the hell did they slice me open for in the first place?”
    ‘I feel that if the surgery had been done correctly in the first place I wouldn’t be in the mess I am today. I’m disgusted by the whole experience.’
    Mr Wattson first went under the knife on July 7 after experiencing severe abdominal pain for several weeks. He was discharged but exactly a month later he had to dial 999 after collapsing in agony.
    Mr Wattson was readmitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon after his appendix ruptured
    Following the second operation his incision became infected and he was admitted to hospital for a third time for treatment.
    He said: ‘I had a temporary job at a sports shop but when I took in two medical certificates saying I had my appendix out twice they didn’t believe me.
    ‘Now I’m helpless. I can’t go out and find a job, I can’t go to interviews, I can barely walk and am in constant pain. Before the first operation they told me I had to have my appendix removed and when I woke up afterwards they said it had been a complete success.
    ‘But then I keeled over in agony one month later and when they did some tests at the hospital we could see the appendix was still there on the scans.
    ‘As far as I was aware they took my appendix out and no one told me any different.
    ‘I have no idea what they did take out, but I want to find out what went wrong.’
    A spokesman for Great Western Hospital confirmed that a representative had met Mr Wattson and that an investigation had been started.
    He was unable to confirm what, if anything, was removed in the first operation.
    Paul Gearing, deputy general manager for general surgery at Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, said: ‘We are unable to comment on individual cases.
    ‘However, we would like to apologise if Mr Wattson felt dissatisfied with the care he received at Great Western Hospital.’

  345. Foxwood says:

    Morning Tellit,

    Did you see the comment on your comment?
    http://animal-farm.us/change/constitution-project-575

  346. Foxwood says:

    Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.
    — Vladimir Lenin

  347. tellitlikeitis says:

    And the good news just keeps coming.

    Tsunami of Home Foreclosures to Hit US: Economist

    A tsunami of home foreclosures is set to hit the US as banks are unable to keep bailing out tenants that can’t afford their rent and struggling home owners show their anger at the financial crisis by giving up on their mortgage, David Karsbøl, chief economist at Saxo Bank, told CNBC.

    “I believe we are about to see a tsunami of foreclosures in the US,” Karsbøl said.

    “A lot of homes have been held back because if the banks are foreclosing on them they will have to do a writedown on the mortgages they have on their balance (sheets),” he said. “That’s why they have been reluctant to do so,” he added.

    There is also a growing anger in the US population about the bailouts and excessive bonuses on Wall Street, according to Karsbøl.

    Meanwhile, “the fact that many homeowners are allowed to stay in their houses without paying on their mortgages begs the question: Why should you pay on your mortgage when your neighbor doesn’t?” Karsbøl said.

    Karsbøl added that the notion that unemployment in the US is declining is not true because of a sharp fall in the participation rate.

    Karsbøl said that the surge in foreclosures should sideswipe any rally in stocks before long.

  348. Foxwood says:

    I’m reading Cash for Clunkers as taxable income is a false rumor. 😦

  349. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Dears!

    Foxwood!
    Tellit!
    Sami!

  350. samhenry says:

    I have completed a new post “Republicans Regroup following Kennedy’s Death.” It takes up pressure on Republicans to have a care for their comebacks in the wake of his passing and of choosing a point spokesman to lead their fight for final draft of health care “insurance” reform legislation.

    samandimp.wordpress.com

  351. Foxwood says:

    I’ll check it out later SamH, I’m off to my first cellsite. Morning SamH, VF.

  352. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood , go back to your blog and read my reply to Bill’s comment. BTW, Is Bill, Bill Almighty?

  353. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning VF and SH, Have you read any of my postings today?

  354. tellitlikeitis says:

    Yes our congress people really know the constitution inside and out. ha! ha! ha! lol

  355. Foxwood says:

    Didn’t think of that, not sure…

  356. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Tellitlikeitis, SamH, Foxwood, and VF.

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  358. VotingFemale says:

    Samiam, Your comment re: Bill of No Rights was just posted to the sister blog…

  359. VotingFemale says:

    when you guys posts these articles it will help a lot of you include the actual link where the article came from… saves me the work of searching for the source of that text, which is very important to post along with the text itself.

  360. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning VF, SAM, & Foxwood.

  361. tellitlikeitis says:

  362. VotingFemale says:

    RE: the two at Las Vegas Townhall…

    the woman was out of control

  363. LisaInTX says:

    Morning everyone. Computer is up for the moment……and I just finished a new post.

    http://lisaintx.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/obamas-transparency/

    I’m hoping—if I stay online long enough— to review the comments and respond.

  364. samiam60 says:

    VF, seems the other blog post still is not allowing comments.

  365. samiam60 says:

    Morning Lisa 🙂

  366. samiam60 says:

    Someone help me out here please. In an effort to be more politically correct I have to asks a question.

    Is Barrack H. Obama the first African American President?
    Or
    Is Barrack H. Obama the first Bi-Racial American President?

  367. tellitlikeitis says:

  368. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, she was out of line saying heil hitler. You never say that to a jew.

  369. LisaInTX says:

    I agree about that woman in the video. She was a bitch!
    The guy interviewed needs to go back to Israel if they have such wonderful healthcare there. Of course, I’m sure our tax dollars help fund their program, so if we stop sending all our money overseas, then we too can afford free lives here.
    Ooops….there goes their ‘free’ healthcare….ahhhh…too damned bad on us then, right? :-/

  370. samiam60 says:

    Another Socialist President once said: ( hope I can quote this correctly)

    WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT……..

    OBAMA HIMSELF.

    (did I get that right?)

  371. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hi Lisa.

  372. samiam60 says:

    ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY.

    John F. Kennedy certainly saw things differently than Ted Kennedy it would seem.

  373. VotingFemale says:

    Comments are disabled on the sister blog for the immediate future… It is still evolving as to strategy and team building efforts.

    samiam60 says

    VF, seems the other blog post still is not allowing comments.

  374. tellitlikeitis says:

  375. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Lisa!

    if you add a link to this blogpost from within your new blog post you will see an automatic notice of your new blogpost appear here in the comment log.

    Try it!!!!

  376. karmahd says:

    The last of the Kennedy’s are gone, RIP Ted, you made mistakes, your politics and mine differ, but you served your people well. Since your accident where another died, and your bout with alcoholism ended 15 years ago, you did change, you did serve, you were successful, for that you will be missed.

  377. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is great! and a must watch!

  378. tellitlikeitis says:

  379. Foxwood says:

    Morning Lisa, from Vidor Texas…

    I believe there are more Confederate Swastikas per capita than any other city.

  380. LisaInTX says:

    What could possibly go wrong:

    The phone rings and the lady of the house answers, “Hello?”

    “Mrs. Sanders, please.”

    “Speaking.”

    “Mrs. Sanders, this is Dr. Jones at St. Agnes Laboratory. When your husband’s doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly, either way the results are not too good.”

    “What do you mean?” Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.

    “Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer’s and the other one tested positive for HIV. We can’t tell which is which.”

    “That’s dreadful! Can you do the test again?” questioned Mrs. Sanders.

    “Normally we can, but the new health care system will only pay for these expensive tests just one time.”

    “Well, what am I supposed to do now?”

    “The folks at Obama health care recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don’t sleep with him.”

  381. LisaInTX says:

    Foxwood
    LOL….I have no doubt…hahahaa

    I have a Don’t tread on me” flag flying under the USA flag and now my jeep and truck are sporting the same theme only on bumper stickers.

  382. tellitlikeitis says:

    I am not shedding any tears over Ted Kennedys passing. He has done a lot to hurt this country over the years especially on immigration. I say good riddance! Another socialist bites the dust!

  383. samiam60 says:

    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,,, Lisa, am ROFLMAO.

  384. samiam60 says:

    Except for the last 15 years or so Sen. Ted Kennedy’s time and efforts in the Senate were nothing more than a drunken stooper. Sorry but I have no respect for the Murderer nor his memory.

  385. LisaInTX says:

    VF
    Okay I added a link to this blog at the bottom of my report…..did I do that right?

  386. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    hahahaa…….that was too funny…hahahaaaaa

  387. LisaInTX says:

    Karma and Tellit

    Ted Kennedy was a socialist for sure….and personally I have not given his passing any consideration as I dislike his ideology to the extreme. I feel badly for those in his family that loved and will miss him, and for that they have my sympathy.

  388. karmahd says:

    Kind of expected that reaction, a bit shocked it took that long.

    “A politician is not as narrow-minded as he forces himself to be.” Will Rodgers

    No reason to be sorry Samiam, nor you Tellit, it is your right to disagree. Just to spice it up, what exactly in your own opinions do you detest, also you might want to turn Fox News on, they are currently doing a tribute.

  389. tellitlikeitis says:

    That commie bitch Pelosi is going to ram this down our throats in the name of the socialist Ted Kennedy.

    Kennedy health reform ‘dream’ will be real this year: Pelosi

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed Wednesday to push through embattled health reform legislation this year following the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, who called the effort “the cause of my life”.
    “Ted Kennedy?s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” Pelosi said in a statement.

    President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to provide health insurance to all Americans, the top domestic priority of his administration, has met with stiff public and political opposition amid concerns over the costs of the plan and the role of government in providing medical care.

    Pelosi, one of Obama’s top Democratic allies, was reminding Americans that reforming the health care system was a cause dear to the heart of Kennedy, who died late Tuesday after losing a long battle with brain cancer.

    “Sadly, Senator Kennedy left us exactly one year after he inspired the nation with his speech of optimism, vitality, and courage at the Convention in Denver,” she said.

    Cancer-stricken, Kennedy climbed on stage at the Democratic National Convention in August 2008 to give an emotional speech in support of Obama as he campaigned for the presidency and their shared commitment to health care reform.

    “This is the cause of my life,” Kennedy said of the 46 million Americans who do not have health insurance.

    “The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on,” said Kennedy in passing the torch to Obama.

    Pelosi said that: “Today, with the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the American people have lost a great patriot, and the Kennedy family has lost a beloved patriarch.

    “Over a lifetime of leadership, Senator Kennedy?s statesmanship and political prowess produced a wealth of accomplishment that has improved opportunity for every American.”

  390. LisaInTX says:

    Why am I NOT surprised!!!
    Birther news about the Obama-Kenya BC….

    WND sources reported it is unlikely any 1961 birth certificate for President Obama will ever be found at Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, even if one originally existed.

    Administrators and doctors at the hospital told WND sources that in 2004 a high-level team of Kenya’s National Security Intelligence Service came to the hospital and seized all files containing birth certificate documents from the years 1960 through 1963.

    According to the hospital administrators and doctors interviewed at the hospital, it was not until four months later that Kenya’s National Security Intelligence Service returned the seized files to the hospital.

  391. LisaInTX says:

    Tellit
    Maybe we should PUSH back and expose some realities about Ted Kennedy and his socialist ideology!!! Ameri-corp….hmmmmmmm
    And Pelosi is ONLY a whimpering conniving rabid vaginalist dog of war to further the “transparent agenda” of socialism.

  392. samiam60 says:

    To answer your question Karma:

    Except for the last 15 years or so Sen. Ted Kennedy’s time and efforts in the Senate were nothing more than a drunken stooper. Sorry but I have no respect for the Murderer nor his memory.

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  394. Foxwood says:

    My opinion of Uncle Teddy was commented on early this morning. I will not comment on him again today.

  395. VotingFemale says:

    Barney Frank Caught in Another Lie: Mark Levin Plays Two Audio Tracks | Broadcast April 2009

    “You, Sir, Are a Serial Liar”: Mark Levin Takes on Barney Frank… Again | Broadcast April 2009

    kudos to Frugal-Cafe for finding these vids…

    Good Grief, Barney Frank’s at It Again… Relishes “Reshaping” Nation’s Financial Institutions (Levin video encores)

  396. Foxwood says:

    A National Day of Service

    Google it. It happens on September 11, and was signed into law by Obutthole in April. Did you hear about it? The idea is to create ways for American to remember the spirit of the community that came out of 9/11 and pledge a commitment to volunteering and service in response.

    It will make 9/11 a day to remember the good of service, so to make it a happier day for all Americans, and will soon be one of those grill out days that will make for a long weekend on a Friday or Monday.

    On August 11, a White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obutthole ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, kept saying they wanted 9/11 to be used for something “positive,” and “productive,”.

    Groups on the call included: Color of Change, ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.

    I remember in my world history class that the Christians in the middle ages co-oped pagan and Roman holidays. The reason given was to slowly wean the old religions and bring in Christianity.

    What is Obutthole and his groups trying to do with 911?

    http://spectator.org/archives/2009/08/24/obamas-plan-to-desecrate-911

  397. VotingFemale says:

    Dang, Foxwood!

    There is no low too low that Obutthole will not stoop to turn America into a Communist State…

    A ‘National Day of Service’? Or a Political Hijacking of 9/11?

  398. samiam60 says:

    Ted Kennedy’s body is not yet even cold yet and the Democrats are going to play on the emotions of the moment.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/26/democrats-invoke-kennedys-death-calling-health-care-reform/

  399. karmahd says:

    HMMM, I now know how Rose feels, interesting!

    “Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know”.

    As I said before, Kennedy’s politics differ from mine, and his overall view of the world was far left of mine, but his body of work regardless if he is an opponent or not cannot be ignored. I am not asking anyone to agree, but when I asked for a personal opinion, I had hoped someone could have come up with a reason for there beliefs rather than falling in line with the know rhetoric, and to offer disrespect for the man without either the history or background to illicit such a narrow minded comments, is a disservice to the intelligence I have witnessed on this blog.

    No offense intended, none taken, I stand on my small body of work on my blogs, and comments I make here, but they are my thoughts and are not driven and nor directed by the mob mentality, they are my own, an usually founded in investigation and thought, and finally with an open mind.

    A closed mind is a good thing to lose.
    Anonymous

    Like any foe, he deserves my respect and condolences, I have said my piece, Karma

  400. tellitlikeitis says:

    Lisa, How in the hell was Kenya’s national Security Intellegence Service able to seize the hospital records. and why would they. Who gave them permission? Something sounds very fishy.

  401. samiam60 says:

    No one has attacked you Karma nor debated your feelings on this matter. Therefore you do not know how Rose feels. You asked a question and I gave my answer as to how I feel and why. It was as simple as that.

  402. tellitlikeitis says:

    Karma, I am sorry if I offended you with the comments I have made on Ted Kennedy but I stand by what I have said.

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  406. samhenry says:

    Sami, Karm and Tellit – I’ve left you a message in the conference room.

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  417. Rich says:

    Trivia: Barack Obama tried to mimic the original money bomb back in 2008. It was dubbed
    “Barack’s Friday” . How much was raised??

    Answer $4500.00

    I believe that Sarah will be the only other Presidential candidate to successfully harness
    the “Full Power” of that original
    Dec ’08 money bomb.
    I’m hoping with all the support she will be starting with, $10 Million will be easily done.
    But – it will tale everyone’s help, so get ready..

  418. Rich says:

    Of course, that original “Mother of All Bombs”
    was the early, but not first “Tea Party” held on the anniversary of the “Boston Tea Party” nationwide in 2008 which raised over $6 Million for Dr. Ron Paul.
    Sarah will be starting with a vastly larger support base, I only hope they will be as willing to donate. If so, the sky will literally be the limit.

  419. Rich says:

    Where’s my head gone?
    I meant 2007 for the “Tea Party” money bomb.
    Oh well, I was a Paul supporter back then and it’s common knowledge we’re all crazy…
    Sarah also liked Ron back on “Super Tuesday” 2008.
    [link]http://shelbinator.com/2008/08/29/sarah-palin-on-flixwagon-super-tuesday-reprise/[/link]

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