The Health Care “debate”…WAKE UP AMERICA!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2009 by smfibus

It’s amazing to me that these liberals in the House and Senate are willing to commit political suicide for the sake of their Leader. So, let’s examine this further…..

With public opinion running around 61% AGAINST the government ‘overhaul’ of the health care industry, the rhetoric coming out of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi’s mouths are similar to that of a Japanese Kamikaze pilot back in WWII. One major difference between the two is that those Japanese pilots, while their thinking might have been misguided, were viewing this sacrifice as part of their mission, part of their country’s higher calling and goals.

The dems in the Congress are not that selfless and quite frankly not that honorable. They KNOW they will be ousted, their political careers ended, and they will be held accountable for their actions. But they aren’t taking this ‘dive’ as part of a higher calling. They MUST be getting something ‘under the table’ in the form of compensation, programs for their districts, or future contracts as lobbyist’s. Why else would they do this? Follow the votes, and then follow the money.

Another simple reason is, if the health care industry is not remade by the federal government, Barak Obama’s presidency is over. Their ‘party’ has staked all current and future success on this one, major issue. Is card-check important to them? Yes, but not more important than this. Is Cap & Trade important? Yes, but not like a health care takeover. And make no mistake this IS a government takeover. Conversation is being batted around lowering the Medicare age to 55. What’s next? 50? Then 45?…. This could go on and on.

Sure, the Senate has taken out what looks like a “public option” to garner more votes. But it’s still there. The government option can be reinserted ANYTIME the ‘system’ feels that the private sector cannot comply with their requirements. Oh, and their requirements? No for-profit business could compete and/or comply with those requirements. So it’s just a matter of time before all private insurance would be eliminated due to government requirements.

They would have you believe that this is their mission to help insure the millions and millions of uninsured Americans in this country. If that was truly the goal, you could insure ALL uninsured Americans (the truly uninsured, not those that have opted out of carrying health care coverage) for a fraction of the nearly 1 Trillion dollars this bill is going to cost. Again, they’re not that selfless and not that honorable!

They are banking on the fact that most Americans are apathetic. Many are not informed. Few will actually read the bill. They plan to ram this down the throats of Americans, then blitz the news and media outlets with this fantastic day in America! You know what? Many will swallow this! They then plan to ride that momentum into the 2012 re-election campaign for BHO. Sounds great doesn’t it? But there’s another small catch to all of this. None of the health care overhaul programs and requirements go into effect until 2013! So, by the time the apathetic American public wakes up and sees what a mess this is going to become, BHO is already into his second term! Well, no one said he wasn’t a good politician. How else can a local community organizer rise to local government, then the Illinois State House, then to the US Senate, THEN to the Presidency of the United States within just a few years? No one is accusing this man of not being smart.

Wake up America! It is our duty to inform everyone what is at stake here. It is our obligation as Americans to protest and voice our opposition to this. By doing this, can they still win this battle? YES, there are not the votes in Congress to stop this. BUT, we can reverse some of the possible collateral damage by taking back the House and/or Senate in the 2010 mid-term elections.

Merry Christmas America!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2009 by smfibus

If I had told you one year ago, that over the next 12 months, the United States Government would:

• Be in control of many of the major banks in the country.
• Be in control of General Motors.
• Dictate to financial institutions and certain manufacturers what the level of executive pay could be.
• Add more to the federal deficit in one year than Pres. Bush did in the previous 8.
• Propose a tax on the amount of electricity you use in your home and mandate the amount you are able to consume.
• Bow to foreign dictators.
• Refer to our country as arrogant.
• Apologize for our military in defense of our country.
• Propose that enemy terrorists captured in defense of this country be given the same legal rights as our citizens and not be tried as war criminals.
• Propose to take over an industry that accounts for 1/6th of our economy.
• Appoint known communists to administrative head positions.
• Allow a known Marxist to speak to our students while representing our country.
• Ignore the majority of its citizen’s wishes, to advance their own causes.
• Stifle free speech by compiling a list of citizens who speak out against the administration.

Would you have believed me?

Ben Stein’s confession

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2009 by smfibus

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.. I don’t feel threatened.. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto.. In fact, I kind of like it It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking..

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said OK.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it..

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it… no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
Ben Stein

A Question to ponder….

Posted in Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 by smfibus

Why is it that the most liberal of Democrats scream at the top of their lungs that “a woman has a right to choose to abort an unborn life” and that no one should tell a person what they can and cannot do with their bodies are the same people that now tout a health care bill that could provide for government intervention into care, what can and cannot be ‘approved’ for care, end of life options, possible rationing of care and services and so much more? Talk about hypocritical!

A Fairy Tale?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 by smfibus

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America , having lost their morals, their initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as “The One”. He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people telling them, “I am sent to save you. My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my association with evil doers are of no consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that he who preceded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed.”
And the people rejoiced, for even though they knew not what “The One” would do, he had promised that it was good; and they believed.
And “The One” said, “We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah!! Change is good!”
Then He said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.”
And the people said, “Sock it to them! And redistribute their wealth. Show us the money!”
And then He said, “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody.”
And Joe the plumber asked, “Are you kidding me? You’re going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??”
And “The One” ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized.
One lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?” And she was banished from the kingdom!
Then a citizen asked, “With no foreign relations experience and having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with radical terrorists?”
And “The One” said, “Simple. I shall sit with them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah!! We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons into free cars for the people!”
Then “The One” said, “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.”
And one, lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.”
So “The One” said, “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah!! Show us the money!”
Then “The One” said, “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!”
And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.
And He said, “I shall mandate employer-funded health care for EVERY worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the clinics.”
And the people said, “Give me some of that!”
Then he said, “I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”
And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”
Then “The One” said, “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and electricity rates will skyrocket!”
And the people said, “Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.”
So “The One” said, “Not to worry. If your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses, we shall bail you out. Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles are over!”
Then He said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted Let’s grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing…”
And the people said, “Hallelujah!!” And they made him King!
And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank as a rock dropped from a cliff. The banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.
Then “The One” said, “I am the “The One” – The Messiah – and I’m here to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have enough!”
But our foreign trading partners said unto Him, “Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more…”
And the people said, “Wait a minute. That is unfair!!”
And the world said, “Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!”
And the people cried out, “Alas, alas!! What have we done?”
But yea verily, it was too late. The people set upon “The One” and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change “The One” had given them was as a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.
And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish, “Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!”
But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.

**Written by a Pastor’s wife**

Oklahoma drugstore shooting stirs debate over self-defense, turns a pharmacist into folk hero

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2009 by smfibus

TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer
7:46 AM PDT, May 30, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Confronted by two holdup men, pharmacist Jerome Ersland pulled a gun, shot one of them in the head and chased the other away. Then, in a scene recorded by the drugstore’s security camera, he went behind the counter, got another gun, and pumped five more bullets into the wounded teenager as he lay on the floor.

Now Ersland has been charged with first-degree murder in a case that has stirred a furious debate over vigilante justice and self-defense and turned the pharmacist into something of a folk hero.

Ersland, 57, is free on $100,000 bail, courtesy of an anonymous donor. He has won praise from the pharmacy’s owner, received an outpouring of cards, letters and checks from supporters, and become the darling of conservative talk radio.

“His adrenaline was going. You’re just thinking of survival,” said John Paul Hernandez, 60, a retired Defense Department employee who grew up in the neighborhood. “All it was is defending your employee, business and livelihood. If I was in that position and that was me, I probably would have done the same thing.”

District Attorney David Prater said Ersland was justified in shooting 16-year-old Antwun Parker once in the head, but not in firing the additional shots into his belly. The prosecutor said the teenager was unconscious, unarmed, lying on his back and posing no threat when Ersland fired what the medical examiner said were the fatal shots.
Anthony Douglas, president of the Oklahoma chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called it an “execution-style murder” and praised the district attorney for bringing charges. Ersland is white; the two suspects were black.

Parker’s parents also expressed relief that Ersland faces a criminal charge.

“He didn’t have to shoot my baby like that,” Parker’s mother, Cleta Jennings, told TV station KOCO.

But many of those who have seen the video of the May 19 robbery attempt at Reliable Discount Pharmacy have concluded the teenager in the ski mask got what he deserved.

Mark Shannon, who runs a conservative talk show on Oklahoma City’s KTOK, said callers have jammed his lines this week in support of Ersland, a former Air Force lieutenant colonel who wears a back brace on the job and told reporters he is a disabled veteran of the Gulf War.

“There is no gray area,” Shannon said. One caller “said he should have put all the shots in the head.”

Don Spencer, a 49-year-old National Rifle Association member who lives in the small town of Meridian, 40 miles north of Oklahoma City, said the pharmacist did the right thing: “You shoot more than enough to make sure the threat has been removed.”

Barbara Bergman, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, likened the public reaction to that of the case of Bernard Goetz, the New Yorker who shot four teenagers he said were trying to rob him when they asked for $5 on a subway in 1984.

Goetz was cleared of attempted murder and assault but convicted of illegal gun possession and served 8½ months in jail.

Bergman said those who claim they used deadly force in self-defense have to show they were “in reasonable fear of serious bodily injury.”

The pharmacy is in a crime-ridden section of south Oklahoma City and had been robbed before.

The video shows two men bursting in, one of them pointing a gun at Ersland and two women working with the druggist behind the counter. Ersland fires a pistol, driving the gunman from the store and hitting Parker in the head as he puts on a ski mask.

Ersland chases the second man outside, then goes back inside, walks behind the counter with his back to Parker, gets a second handgun and opens fire.

Irven Box, Ersland’s attorney, noted the outpouring of support for the pharmacist, including $2,000 in donations, and said: “I feel very good 12 people would not determine he committed murder in the first degree.”

Under Oklahoma’s “Make My Day Law” — passed in the late 1980s and named for one of Clint Eastwood’s most famous movie lines — people can use deadly force when they feel threatened by an intruder inside their homes. In 2006, Oklahoma’s “Stand Your Ground Law” extended that to anywhere a citizen has the right to be, such as a car or office.

“It’s a ‘Make-My-Day’ case,” Box said. “This guy came in, your money or your life. Mr. Ersland said, ‘You’re not taking my life.'” The gunman “forfeited his life.”

Box said that another person might have reacted differently, but he asked: “When do you turn off that adrenaline switch? When do you think you’re safe? I think that’s going to be the ultimate issue.”

If convicted, Ersland could be sentenced to life in prison with or without parole, or receive the death penalty.

Jevontia Ingram, the 14-year-old boy accused of wielding the gun in the robbery, was arrested Thursday. The district attorney on Friday filed a first-degree murder charge against him, as well as against a man accused of being the getaway driver, and another man suspected of helping talk the teens into the crime.

The charges accuse all three of sharing responsibility for Parker’s shooting death.

What do you plan to do Mr. President?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2009 by smfibus

North Korea is showing increased activity at or near the sites of their recent missile firings. They now no longer accept the Armistice agreement which ended the Korean War. On July 27, 1953, the Armistice was signed and all fighting stopped. Is it set to begin again?

Iran is busy attempting to build nuclear weapons. This appears to have the sole purpose of eliminating Israel and wiping them off the face of the earth. Israel, having had to defend its land for CENTURIES will not wait to be fired upon before acting. By the way Mr. Obama, which side are you on?

What does President Obama have planned as his response to these aggressive acts? Is his passive policy of letting the UN “discuss” these actions going to deter them? Sanctioning these countries will only work with the full cooperation of nations like Russia and China. It is time for our President to begin acting like one. He can no longer claim he inherited these problems from the Bush administration. Mr. President, you now own these problems!