If Pelosi is for it; it can’t be good; Senate ploy: backdoor to activate Public Option; Congressional Purple Haze, thanks to SEIU

Pelosi blostered by Reid and Hoyer Dec 9th press conference

What’s this? Pelosi supports a Senate Committee Amendment proposal only 10 Senators have seen? No one else knows any details of? A proposal which has not been through the CBO for scoring? A proposal that is a ploy to get opponents of the Public Option to agree to but which is reported to specify that if Socialist Bureaucrats don’t like after enactment, they can simply turn it off and go straight to a Public Option?

Who do these people think we all are? Idiots?

They seem to be stumbling around
in an SEIU Induced Purple Hopium Haze…

Someone call the men in the white coats.

Opposition to Obamacare: 57%

Obama Approval Rating: 47%

Country on Right Track Poll: 34.5%

Congress Approval Rating: 28.8%

Nancy Pelosi Approval Rating: 28%

Harry Reid Approval Rating: 14%

From the Wall Street Journal…

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed support Thursday for a Senate Democratic proposal to expand Medicare, raising prospects that the two chambers of Congress can work out differences on health-care legislation.

The proposal would open Medicare to some people ages 55 to 64, and is a key feature of a deal among senior Senate Democrats that would abandon efforts to enact a big government-run health-insurance program. The deal would also empower the government’s Office of Personnel Management to contract with private insurers to offer new low-cost insurance plans.

The deal is a key difference between the Senate bill and the House’s measure, which was passed in November and includes a direct government-run insurance plan.

Ms. Pelosi (D., Calif.) stopped short of endorsing the full Senate compromise, saying she needed to see “something in writing.” But she said “there is certainly a great deal of appeal” in expanding Medicare.

Other House Democrats were more cautious. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog coalition, said he was “watchful and hopeful” about the idea, but couldn’t commit to supporting it.

Top Democrats want to wrap up action on the health bill quickly and turn to other priorities, including jobs. Senate Democratic leaders hope to pass a bill as soon as late next week, though they have yet to lock up the 60 votes they need to ensure passage.

Senate Republicans attacked the bill Thursday, saying it would impose big costs on taxpayers and business. “Americans want us to stop,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.). “They want us to start over and get it right.”

Continue reading at The Wall Street Journal


Additional reading…

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Schedule More Fundraisers for Reid
HOTAiR: Fox News poll: Opposition to ObamaCare now at 34/57, a new high; Update: Moderates balk at Medicare compromise?
Heritage Foundation: Does Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Violate the Constitution?
Gateway Pundit: Vaclav Havel on Obama: Soiling Your Pants Prematurely Will Not Gain You International Respect
Sister Toldjah: Cook Political Report: Dodd’s chances at reelection do not look good – plus other polling news
American Power: New Poll Finds GOP Running Even in Congressional Popularity: Four of Five Say ObamaCare Will Increase Deficit, 85 Percent Expect Tax Increases!
Bob McCarthy Writes:
Health Care ‘Compromise’ Equals Single-Payer
Nice Deb: Don’t Be Fooled: Senate Public Option “Compromise” = Single Payer
Frugal Café: Another Boneheaded Freebie, Footed by American Taxpayers: Thanks for the Electric Golf Cart, Congress! and When a Chicago Newspaper Disses Obama, Daley, and Unions in Just Two Paragraphs… & Illinois Club Gitmo (video) and Obama’s Checklist in Norway… Snub the King, Bash America, Then Grab That Cool Nobel Peace Prize and When Congress Majority Voted to Not Fund ACORN, You Didn’t Believe That Democrats Wouldn’t Fund ACORN, Did You? and “Unsafe Schools” Czar Kevin Jennings’ “Sex Book List” for School Children Is Tackled by Sean Hannity & Michelle Malkin (video)
Talk Wisdom: Dem’s Health Care Strategy Written In Federal Prison?
Michelle Malkin: $6 billion payoff: Barney Frank gives in to Congressional Black Caucus shakedown crew
Atlas Shrugs: Clinton’s Cover-up: 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, an al-Qaeda plot involving several Iraqis
Climategate Oz
Texas For Palin: Mike Gravel: Sarah Palin will run for president and ‘surprise a lot of people’
Conservatives For Palin: USA Today Interviews Governor Palin
Boudica WPI:
This is what our schools should be. Not praises to Obama.
Diary of a Mad Conservative:
Rahm’s secret strategy
Moonbat Patrol: JUST IN!!!! Obama Clueless!!!
SamHenry’s Blog: Personal Climate Change – Getting Nearer and Dearer in Copenhagen – Look What’s Under Reported for December 10, 2009 and Wintertime and The Banking is Queasy
VotingFemale Speaks!:Is Obama offended by Norway’s ‘whiteness?”; BHO snubs royalty and concert but likely will blame Bush for it
Jason’s Western Experience:Caption of the day: ‘Training Afghan Dan’
Temple of Mut:CARB WARS: A New Hope!


Left Wing Loony Tunes…

Emma Ruby-Sachs: Senate Deal Lets Health Insurers Rob the Public Purse

Mike Elk: My Grandmother Takes a Stand for Gay Marriage in Church Despite Loving Glenn Beck

Jonathan Merritt: Manhattan Declaration Unlikely to Inspire Young Christians

Tell me how the Palins are “like everyone else” again? The Palin Compound in Wasilla.

Guest post: “Mythical America”–by Hrafnkell Haraldsson

Not All Opinions Are Created Equal

A Brutal, Bloody Image From The War On Christmas

Sarah Palin Has Special Rules For Media Coverage of Her Mall Appearance

Open Thread – Going Rouge in My Mailbox and on Firedoglake!

Lightning Round: A Sucker Born Every Minute.

( Obviously, Palin Derangement Syndrome is without a cure, call the CDC, lol )


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28 Responses to If Pelosi is for it; it can’t be good; Senate ploy: backdoor to activate Public Option; Congressional Purple Haze, thanks to SEIU

  1. VotingFemale says:

    What does Pelosi want for Christmas?

    answer: An Abortion in every female crotch

  2. samiam60 says:

    Seems Obama don’t like competing with Jesus!

    I can see the headlines now: “Gate-crashers Enter White House; Jesus Kept Out!” Except it almost happened. Really.

    I was reading the New York Times Sunday Styles section yesterday (yep, I’m straight) when I came across an article about embattled White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers — she’s the one who broke with previous White House tradition by inviting herself to the state dinner when she should have been at the door keeping out the loopy riff-raff.

    But in the twelfth paragraph of the article there was a real bombshell: It said that earlier this year at a luncheon with other previous White House social secretaries, Ms. Rogers claimed that this year the White House would have a “non-religious” Christmas celebration. (For those of you confused by that, it’s just like a “non-religious” Yom Kippur celebration, or a “non-Irish” St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or an “international” July 4th celebration.)

    The Times article continued:

    “The lunch conversation inevitably turned to whether the White House would display its crèche, customarily placed in a prominent spot in the East Room. Ms. Rogers, this participant said, replied that the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display — a remark that drew an audible gasp from the tight-knit social secretary sisterhood. (A White House official confirmed that there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crèche.)”

    In the next sentence we learn that this radical idea was eventually scotched. (Perhaps the “audible gasp” from the bipartisan audience tipped them off.) But the fact that it was going to happen reveals a level of political tone-deafness in the current administration that is staggering. To most average Americans — who did not grow up in an Ivy-League, inside-the-Beltway hothouse governed by the rules of the French Revolution — the idea of keeping Jesus out of “the people’s house” at Christmas evokes disturbing images of the Holy Family being turned away from the Inn, or worse yet, images of Herod. But to a super-secular White House afraid to offend anyone — except for average Americans — it probably just seemed like another fab “progressive” innovation.

    If President Obama wanted to fuel the fears of every serious Christian in America and actually prove that he is every bad thing they’ve ever heard about him on every crazy Web site, the idea of symbolically taking Jesus out of the White House at Christmas would be just the ticket!

    Let’s face it: “Brand Obama” dodged a bullet by not going forward with this terrible idea, but only barely dodged it. After all, the facts of the story are right there in The New York Times for all to see.

    What can be said of an administration so out of touch with the people it governs? Previous American presidents seemed to understand that while America is not “officially” a Christian nation, it is a nation whose Founders all believed in a Creator, and whose people are overwhelmingly Christian. Even Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton had the créche displayed during their administrations. What is going on?

    Is this administration so afraid to offend people of other beliefs that they will seriously consider obliterating basic American traditions? As a friend of mine put it: their logic is like saying that serving American food at the White House state dinner might offend the Indians in the room.

    But it’s never offensive to simply be yourself. What can be terribly offensive is bending over backwards when its absolutely unnecessary. Or bowing when it’s absolutely unnecessary. People may begin to suspect that you simply have spine issues — and yes, I mean that metaphorically.


  3. samiam60 says:


    Fast-Growing Christian Churches Crushed in China

    LINFEN, China — Towering eight stories over wheat fields, the Golden Lamp Church was built to serve nearly 50,000 worshippers in the gritty heart of China’s coal country.

    But that was before hundreds of police and hired thugs descended on the mega-church, smashing doors and windows, seizing Bibles and sending dozens of worshippers to hospitals with serious injuries, members and activists say

    Today, the church’s co-pastors are in jail. The gates to the church complex in the northern province of Shanxi are locked and a police armored personnel vehicle sits outside.

    The closure of what may be China’s first mega-church is the most visible sign that the communist government is determined to rein in the rapid spread of Christianity, with a crackdown in recent months that church leaders call the harshest in years.

    Authorities describe the actions against churches as stemming from land disputes, but the congregations under attack are among the most successful in China’s growing “house church” movement, which rejects the state-controlled church in favor of liturgical independence and a more passionate, evangelical outlook.

    While the Chinese constitution guarantees freedom of religion, Christians are required to worship in churches run by state-controlled organizations: The Three-Self Patriotic Movement for Protestants and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for Roman Catholics.

    But more and more Chinese are opting to choose their own churches, despite them being technically illegal and subject to police harassment. Christians worshipping in China’s independent churches are believed to number upwards of 60 million, compared to about 20 million who worship in the state church, according to numbers provided by scholars and church activists.

    House churches have been around for decades, but their growth has accelerated in recent decades, producing larger and larger congregations that are far more conspicuous than the small groups of friends and neighbors that used to worship in private homes, giving the movement its name.

    Their expansion and growing influence has deeply unsettled China’s rulers, always suspicious of any independent social group that could challenge communist authority. Fears that Tibetan Buddhism and Islam promote separatism among Tibetans and Uighurs also drive restrictions on those religions.

    “They are so afraid of rallying points developing for gathering of elements of civil society,” said Daniel Bays, who follows Chinese Christianity at Calvin College, a religious school in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    While house churches have faced varying degrees of repression depending on the region and political climate, the latest crackdown appears to specifically target the largest congregations.

    Authorities want to dismantle large churches “before they grow out of total control,” said Bob Fu, a former Communist Party researcher in Beijing who now heads the China Aid Association, a Texas-based church monitoring group.

    At least two other large churches have recently faced similar crackdowns.

    In Beijing in October, authorities locked parishioners of Shouwang house church out of the space they had rented to worship in. In Shanghai, the Wangbang congregation faced a similar lockout. Both congregations had grown to more than 1,000 members.

    Shouwang and Wangbang church leaders have not been detained, but activists fear further arrests are coming.

    In a brief phone conversation, Wangbang’s pastor Cui Quan said worship continued in small groups while he fought to have their lease restored. He declined to give other details.

    Christianity was long associated with foreign interference in traditionally Buddhist and Taoist China, and came under heavy attack after the 1949 Communist revolution.

    The most onerous restrictions were lifted after the death of communist leader Mao Zedong in 1976. Although Christians still account for a less than 10 percent of China’s 1.3 billion people, recent years have seen rapid growth in house churches in both cities and rural areas,

    Adding to official concerns about their numbers, house-church Christians also emphasize missionary work — illegal in China — and some have even operated an underground network to help smuggle North Korean refugees and Uighurs out of China in defiance of the security forces.

    The Golden Lamp Church was built by husband and wife evangelists Wang Xiaoguang and Yang Rongli as a permanent home for their followers, whose numbers had soared to more than 50,000.

    The couple, administrators at the provincial teachers’ college, had been preaching in the region around the city of Linfen since 1992, establishing a network of three dozen communities meeting in improvised spaces such as factory dormitories and greenhouses. They also attracted thousands to tent revival meetings.

    According to Bob Fu, Shanxi authorities grumbled as the church was being built last year, but did not try to stop work and offered few, if any, signs that an impending crackdown.

    On a rainy Sunday in mid-September, some 400 police officers and hired thugs descended on more than a dozen church properties around Linfen, smashing doors and windows and hauling off computers, Bibles, and church funds, according to accounts posted online by church members and their allies.

    Those accounts said worshippers who resisted were beaten, with dozens hospitalized with serious injuries.

    Wang, Yang, and three other church leaders were convicted on Nov. 25 on charges including illegally occupying agricultural land and assembling a crowd to disrupt traffic. Yang, 51, received a seven-year sentence, while Wang, 56, and the others received terms of three to four years. Five others were sentenced without trial to two years in a labor camp.

    Other church leaders have gone into hiding.

    Courts, police and government officials in Linfen refused to comment on the claims of violence and persecution. A local Communist Party spokesman said only that the case centered on the mega-church’s lack of planning approval.

    “We have always supported and allowed everybody to believe in religion. But the church itself is an illegally constructed building,” said the spokesman, who would give only his surname, Wang.

    A lawyer for Wang and Yang, Li Fangping, said the church had applied for permits to build the church from the local religious affairs bureau and the land use authority, but received no reply.

    Almost three months after the crackdown, people in and around Linfen refuse to discuss the church, and police vehicles remain parked on virtually every corner of the neighborhood where the Golden Lamp is located.


  4. samiam60 says:

    Almost three months after the crackdown, people in and around Linfen refuse to discuss the church, and police vehicles remain parked on virtually every corner of the neighborhood where the Golden Lamp is located.

  5. samiam60 says:

    Don’t think for one minuet that it can’t happen here.

    In the Last Days many will depart the Faith.

  6. VotingFemale says:

    If only Obama had not blinked on that one Sam… oh what good ammunition Christian Soldiers would have…

    There is a Christian Uprising going on… and the Socialists need to take cover.

  7. samiam60 says:

    This is the Verdict: Light has come into the World but the Darkness Hated the Light for it exposed their Evil.

  8. samiam60 says:

    Wake up America and return to the God of our Founding Fathers.

    Our time is short.

  9. Foxwood says:

    VF, did you see my kitty cat ritual?

  10. VotingFemale says:

    seems the blog’s google status has been upgraded… previously it took hours for one of the blogposts to appear… if at all.

    also, this blog’s standing in the blogosphere has been bumped up into the top 175,000 out of many millions… last month it was sitting in the top 225,000


  11. VotingFemale says:

    sorry, dear, I missed it… can you repost it??

    Foxwood says

    VF, did you see my kitty cat ritual?

  12. Foxwood says:

    Typical kitty cat banter in the morning.


    “What? Your hungry?”


    “I fed you yesterday!”


    “They lied to me. I was told I only had to feed you once a week!”


    “I’m taking you back. Your too much trouble!”


    Feed kitty cats.

  13. VotingFemale says:

    Feed your Kitties, or else! lol

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  15. Foxwood says:


    No one want’s to kiss a kitty cat who licks her butt!

    I fuss at my cats like children.

  16. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning VF and Foxwood.

    What’s up SamH? Post a blog post and no good morning? What’s up with that?

  17. Foxwood says:

    I like itchy butt… 🙂

  18. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone! Sorry I am late for the party.

  19. VotingFemale says:

    She is probably busy this morning…

    samiam60 says

    Good Morning VF and Foxwood.

    What’s up SamH? Post a blog post and no good morning? What’s up with that?

  20. VotingFemale says:

    GoodMorning Tellit!

  21. samiam60 says:

    Morning Tellitlikeitis.

  22. Foxwood says:

    Someone’s been decorating the men’s room walls again.

  23. Foxwood says:

    Glenn says tonight show needs to be DVRed and replayed over and over until you get it. It explains what Washington is trying to do.

  24. VotingFemale says:

    I have Beck set for auto record as a series…

    also programmed DVRing Stossel’s show to repeat tonight at 10pm on the FOX Financial Channel…

    it should be good and I forgot to DVR it yesterday…

  25. VotingFemale says:

    decorating the Men’s Room?

    gads, should I ask? hahahahaha

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