Monday, September 13, 2010

"Wee weed"??

Obama fires back at political critics: "'There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!'"

That was a sentence from a speech Obama gave to his Organizing for America network of supporters on September 9th. This speech follows a run of town hall meetings in which he continues to staunchly defend Obamacare.

What the *#@! is "wee weed up?" I was under the impression that he was all grown up and we were too. Toddlers say wee wee. Moms say wee wee to their children. The Office of the President of the United States of America does not say wee wee or anything that sounds like it. It demeans the office and insults the intelligence of the American people.

Anybody care to hypothesize on the definition as used in Obama's speech?

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Healthcare Debate

I haven't blogged in a long time.  It isn't because of lack of material, just lack of time.  Three children moved back in with my husband and I.  In our excitement, we converted our office into a boys room and gave the guest room to our girl.  It's been so much fun to have them back!

On to the topic at hand.  I have had the privilege of spending two weeks in England whilst my husband works at a distribution center.  During our first 10 days, we stayed in a renovated stable house on a working farm in a tiny village named Willoughby.  It is situated in Warwickshire in the Midlands of England.  It is the most peaceful, relaxing place.  We had all the modern amenities, including wireless internet and the "telly." 

One evening while I was flipping channels (we only had five), I stopped on a channel broadcasting a debate of some sort.  So, I stopped to listen.  What I heard made me laugh.  The leading UK think tank consisting of 12 people was debating over denationalizing healthcare.  One of the participants, Andrew Lansley, said that England's cancer survivor rates are the lowest in Europe.  In fact, according to The Telegraph ,

  • "England was the fifth worst in a league of 22 countries. Scotland came bottom."

  • "Cancer experts blamed late diagnosis and long waiting lists."

  • "In total, 52.7pc of women survived for five years after being diagnosed between 2000 and 2002. Only Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Czech Republic and Poland did worse. Just 44.8pc of men survived, putting England in the bottom seven countries."

I thought it was quite ironic that the UK was debating denationalizing healthcare whilst the USA was debating nationalizing healthcare.

Since my husband and I were in such a small village and there was only one pub/restaurant in the whole village (it didn't even have a supermarket!), we were able to make friends with several of the "regulars."  We asked them if they liked the current healthcare.  What we found was interesting.  They didn't like the dental because if you had a toothache, you had to wait up to two weeks to get in.  They didn't like the gold crowns, they perferred the white ones that we have, but those aren't available to them. 

The healthcare answer varied.  Those that knew a different option, like one who served in the British army, didn't like the current healthcare.  However, those that didn't know any different, and had no immediate healthcare need, were fine with the way it was.  By the way, according to one of the locals who served in the British army, the British army's healthcare system is not the same as the common people.

This made me even more resigned to be vocal about our responsibility to take a stand.  We must stand against Obama's healthcare plan.  The only way to do that, is to vote out the incumbants in Washington, and vote in those that oppose Obama's plan, and to be vocal about it.  We must spread the truth.  We must take a stand!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Obama Lies in the State of the Union Address - part 2

Lie #2
"I'm proposing to take 30 billion dollars of the money Wall Street banks have repaid and use it to help Community Banks give small businesses the credit they need to stay afloat."
Now, wait a minute I seem to recall another speech he made that said he would give the money back to us taxpayers.  Here's the quote:
"If American tax payers are financing the solution, then they have to be treated as investors.  They should get every penny of their tax dollars back."  Campaign speech - 10/1/08
So, now he's reneging on that campaign promise and promising something else.  Something tells me that promise isn't going to happen either.

Let's talk about these big banks that we bailed out for a minute.  Our problems with these banks started under Bush's watch.  Ben Bernanke was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Bush, was nominated by Obama for a second term and confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 2010.  Given what has transpired over the last two years, I'm not certain he has been doing a great job. 

There are 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the U.S.  They are located in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco.  Each of their Presidents reports to Ben Bernanke.  One of their job descriptions is to supervise and examine commercial banks for safety and soundness (    Here's the kicker!  The President of the New York City Federal Reserve Bank was Timothy Geithner.  Apparently, he was doing such a good job making sure banks were being "sound" that he was promoted by Obama to Secretary of the Treasury! 

Lastly, Obama has decided to put together a Blue Ribbon panel to help figure out what went wrong with the breakdown of the economy.  According to Glenn Beck, on this panel is Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Dianna Farrell, Stephen Friedman, Gary Gensler, Robert Hormats, Philip Murphy, Mark Patterson, just to name a few.  All of these people in bold seem to have worked for a common employer, Goldman Sachs.  A bank that we bailed out.  Something seems wrong with this picture.

Lie #3
"We are prepared to freeze government discretionary spending for three years.  Spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, and social security will not be effected, but ALL other discretionary government programs will."
One day later, 1/28/2010, Jen Psaki, White House Deputy Communication Director, said the following:
"This is not a spending freeze across the board where every single program would be cut, and I think there has been some confusion about that, for example, education.  The Department of Education budget actually goes up by 6% in the budget." 
I don't know about you, America, but I don't trust this president.  I know, I know, you can't trust any politician.  The thing is though, this guy campaigned on change, he said in the State of the Union that Washington needs to "do our work openly. To give our people the government they deserve."  This President either hopes you're not listening or doesn't care.

Benjamin Franklin said,
"Here comes the orator! with his flood of words, and his drop of reason."   Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735

All quotes except Benjamin Franklin's were taken from   Go to this website to see all the lies in the state of the union address.  Benjamin Franklin's is from

Monday, February 1, 2010

Obama Lies in the State of the Union Address

Obama flat out lied in his State of the Union Address. Let me quote some of them and bring to light the truth. Feel free to research it yourself if you don't believe me. I want America to know what is going on in Washington. Without the people, our Republic will die.

Lie #1
-"...We've excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."

Take a look at the English language used in this sentence -- (have) excluded. It's past-tense, meaning that currently there are no lobbyists in his administration. It's a bold-face lie.

There are more then 30 former lobbyists currently in Obama's administration. By the way, excluding lobbyists from his administration was also a campaign promise. reported in January of 2009 that although Obama had made it a campaign promise to exclude lobbyists from his administration, he had appointed "at least a dozen" to top jobs in his administration. This was right after he took office! To read the entire article, go to

So, now exactly a year later he's going to lie to us again about the same thing! Does anyone else see the irony? Does he think we are that stupid? Or...maybe he's so enamored with himself he thinks he can get away with it. How arrogant. In fact, that's exactly it. He sees himself above us and the other branches of our government.

His arrogance as shown in the State of the Union Address:

--Criticizing the Supreme Court decision regarding campaign donations from companies and unions. His comment was, "I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests or worse by foreign enemies." Well, Mr. President, I don't think the Executive Branch (President) should be criticizing the Judicial branch of the government. They are EQUALS. It's not the role of Executive branch.

--The Senate (You know, those people that represent our states. The ones WE voted for. The third branch.) blocked a bill. Well, Obama didn't like it. So, in response he said, "I'll issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward." He's circumventing the Senate. In a nutshell, he's circumventing us.

What happened to the checks and balances of the Constitution? What happened to America NOT being subject to a King? Please, America, don't forget who You are. John Hanncock said,

"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ...Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."
History of the U.S. of America, Vol. II p. 229

Lie #2 will be in my next blog...

Friday, January 29, 2010


Many of you know my passion for the illegal immigration issue that we have in United States. It affects all of us, but the crumbling California budget is evidence that California is in big trouble. What does that have to do with illegal immigration, you ask? Well, that is the focus of this blog.

The Center for Immigration Studies reported that it is estimated in the five year span between 2000 and 2005, 680,000 people came to the US illegally each year. This amounts to 3.7 million illegal immigrants in the US just between those years. That's half of the entire immigrant population in those five years. This was the highest percentage in eight decades. They estimate the total amount of illegal aliens in the U.S. to be between 9.6 and 9.8 million. This only accounts, of course, for those that actually answered the questions on the census. The report said that if the trend continued, the immigrant population within a decade, would surpass 14.7 percent which was reached in 1910 and continues to be the highest percentage to date. California's illegal population alone is estimated to be two-and-a-half million.

How does that affect you? Well, let me tell you some other statistics that The Center for Immigration Studies found.

-"Of adult immigrants, 31% have not completed high school, three-and-a-half times the rate of natives."

-"The proportion of immigrant-headed households using at least one major welfare program is 29%, compared to 18% for native households."

-"Immigrants and their children account for almost one in four persons living in poverty." 63% of California's illegal immigrants and their U.S. born children live in or near poverty, and we are paying for it, as you will see later in the blog.

-"One-third of immigrants lack health insurance -- two-and-one half times the rate for natives."

-"Immigration accounts for virtually all of the national increase in public school enrollment over the last two decades." And we wonder why our schools are over-crowded and have no money. Not to mention the time it takes to bring non-English speaking children up to speed.

The study went on to say that "it is well established that illegal aliens do respond to government surveys such as the decennial census..." So, in responding to the census and other surveys put out by the government, this is what they found.

Post-1990 immigrants along with their 700,000 U.S. born children accounted for 73 percent of the growth of those without health insurance. The report then went on to say, "It is reasonable to say that the nation's health insurance crisis is, to a large extent, being driven by its immigration policy." In addition, because they do not have health insurance, they use medicaid. Even illegal immigrants can use medicaid if they have U.S. born children. They also use other parts of government funded programs, one is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). If you qualify for this program, you pay no federal income tax and receive cash assistance from the government. Think about this for a moment -- This is someone in the U.S. who has broken a law and they are receiving cash assistance!!! Whoever said crime doesn't pay didn't immigrate illegally to the U.S.

The report has tables with percentages of the immigrant population compared with the native population broken down by state for Education level and Welfare use. The percentage of immigrants without a High School degree in California is 38.9% compared to the natives at 6.6%. Immigrants in or near poverty is near 50% compared to 25% of natives. This is important when you consider the welfare use in California. 35% of immigrants use at least one major welfare program and 50% are either uninsured or on Medicaid, compared to 26% of natives. This does raise questions, "Use of welfare programs by immigrants does raise the question of why we have an immigration policy that admits so many individuals who are not self-sufficient." Australia requires that you have 1 million dollars in savings and in a certain age group (younger) in order to live there permanently. What a concept!

In California the percentage of illegal immigrants on a Welfare program is 45% and those without insurance coverage is one million eight hundred thirty-six thousand.

It is asinine for us to continue to ignore this problem. California is suffering to a large extent because the federal and state governments have their heads in the sand. Neither Governor Schwarzenegger nor the state Congress have spoken about illegal immigration playing a part of California's deficit, not once. There has been no news stories or anything. The state Congress just wants to raise taxes on those of us who have paid into the system since we began working, and for some of us, that's a long time!

We must not be silent any longer. I'll leave you to ponder a quote from one of America's greatest founding fathers, Thomas Paine in his book Common Sense written in 1776.

"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them (the next generation) meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence (great achievements) will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight."

Center for Immigration Studies

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Homeland Security Secretary, Napolitano, Has it Under Control

It's good to know that our government is on top of things after 911. I mean, Janet Napolitano, said in response to the underwear bomber on Christmas, "What we are focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel. And one thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here." Doesn't that make you more confident; to know the system worked?

WAIT!! Didn't I just blog about this kid boarding an international flight without a passport! And, who exactly is she referring to when she said, "Everybody played an important role.."? Is she referring to the lawyer they have not yet interviewed regarding the wealthy man seen with the bomber shortly before he boarded? Is she referring to the Dutch filmmaker who put out the fire WITH HIS HANDS or the people who subdued the kid? I'm sorry, I thought we were supposed to stop them from getting on the plane in the first place. It sure raises my confidence in flying. Wow, what has she been smoking!? I think she and Obama should be counting their lucky stars that the whole attempt failed, or we could have, at the very least, a plane full of dead people and the eyes of the entire nation upon them.

To be fair, our Homeland Security Secretary has changed her mind and decided that the system did fail. Therefore, we were warned that stiffer security measures would be in effect at airports across the country and to expect airport security delays. So, my husband and I took that into consideration when we left on Dec. 26th for the San Jose airport for my son's flight back to school. Imagine my dismay to find out, 45 minutes before his plane was to leave the San Jose airport, that he had left his wallet with his driver's license at our cabin 2 hours away. He had no photo id, nothing with his name printed on it, zip.

What happened, you ask? Well, we told the ticket agent that he had no id. He said, no worries, we had two college kids yesterday with the same problem. Just check in with his flight number, and he'll just have extra security questions to answer.

Okay...that's it? No strip search? So, 10 minutes later, our son walks onto a plane with no photo id. Sound familiar? I guess it is done all the time.

Well, I'm sure Janet Napolitano's response was probably due to the Christmas festivities and the spiked eggnog. What was Obama's response? I'm so glad you asked! Associated Press reported on Dec. 28th that "Obama's first briefing with national security and homeland security advisers lasted LESS THAN 15 minutes. His motorcade was rolling toward the gym minutes afterward." That gives me confidence. We need our President to keep up his workouts. Besides, it was Christmas after all. The Associated Press reported that Monday, however, was a different matter, he made sure to address the American people regarding this serious matter AFTER his workout and tennis game with his wife. Of course, he went golfing immediately after his address. I'm sure happy someone is taking this seriously!

Underwear Bomber Boards Plane with NO Passport

How is it, after 911, that anyone is able to board an international flight without a passport? Epecially planes coming into the U.S. It is unthinkable! According to an eyewitness, that is exactly what happened on flight 254. Apparently, the story is that a Chicago lawyer was waiting with his wife to board flight 254. He saw two people go to the flight counter, a very nicely dressed man with an American accent who looked Indian or Pakistani and a young poorly dressed black kid. It intrigued the lawyer that these two unlikely people were together. The nicely dressed man said that the black man needed to board the plane, but didn't have a passport. The desk clerk said, he couldn't without a passport. Then, the wealthy man said that the kid was from Sudan and it happens all the time. So the ticket agent tells him to go see the manager down the hallway. So, they went down the hallway. Amazingly, the kid ends up on the plane and then on fire, and finally in handcuffs!

The only governmental agency that has interviewed this lawyer is the FBI. The question that the lawyer wants answered is why hasn't the wealthy guy been identified? They have a video of him at the counter. I would think that he's the one we really want, not this kid from Sudan.

What do you think? Read the full interview at the link below.

Glenn Beck - Current Events & Politics - Glenn Beck: On board with Flight 253