Thursday, September 10, 2009


I want to congratulate Rep. Joe Wilson from South Carolina. Finally, a representative with a spine. It was not the most appropriate time, but at least there was a representative willing to call a liar, a liar.

I will first state, if you believe that President Obama really cares about you and your health, please stop reading and don’t ever vote again. Seriously. Your brain is too small to comprehend reality anyway, so stop trying.

Now, about health care. Just because the plans don’t expressly state something, does not mean it will not happen or is not “in” there. Case in point, abortion will not be funded by federal tax money. It’s a lie. How can the government that has legalized abortion as a “medical” procedure, then say they won’t pay for it? If the bill doesn’t state that they will fund abortions, but how will they ensure that it won’t?

One of the biggest lies is that insurance companies already decide which procedures you can and cannot receive. LIE. This argument comes up because in the UK and Canada, the health care is set up so that if the government won’t pay for a procedure, you are not allowed to pay for the procedure. Let me rephrase that. It is ILLEGAL for you to pay for a procedure if the government will not pay for it. In the United States, if your insurance company will not pay for a procedure, you can still get the procedure. You may go broke, but at least you have the freedom to get the care you decide to get. That is the difference, freedom. So where would the Canadians and Europeans go if our system reflected theirs?

President Obama stated last night that a public option would have to be 100% self reliant upon premiums it collects. Sounds good right? Here’s where the details get in the way. What if the public option goes bankrupt in 5 years? They will be relying on the poorest Americans to pay the premiums to cover their costs. Again, they will be relying on the poorest Americans to pay the premiums to cover their costs. How will it NOT go bankrupt?? Will they just let it go or will they then start funding it with tax payer money? Will the government make it illegal for doctors to not accept public option patients? If so, how can private insurance companies guarantee they can force doctors to take the compensation the public option forces doctors to take? Why is a man that associates with communists and appoints avowed communist to his staff trying to explain how capitalism works? The President’s definition includes something like capitalism works only if private companies have to compete with the government. Really?

His plan to reduce costs is to stop inefficiencies and waste in a government program to fund another government program. Is there a brain out there small enough to believe that?

He also stated that he will require insurance companies to include additional services like cancer screening, etc, “at NO additional cost”. How is that possible. Again, He will require a private company to pay for additional services and receive no compensation? Are you listening?

I applaud you, Joe Wilson.

Up next, intelligence vs common sense (not a reference to Glenn Beck)

Monday, May 25, 2009

P90X, Update?

This isn't really an update, since I didn't blog about when I started the sensation that take over the nation. I started P90X approximately 8 weeks ago. I'm currently in my second recovery week. I did not do an initial post when I stated, because I thought it would be like most things I start, it would last about 2 weeks. Then the excuses begin and before I know it, it's 2 months later and I haven't even made a dent in my excuses list.

When I started I weighed 293lbs. Yep, that's a lot. In the first work out I was able to do 10 pushups and that was about it, I did one or two during the other reps and then fell to my knees. On plyo (jump training), the second workout, I was able to do only most of the exercises for about half the time with bad form. So on and so on.

I have now weighed in at 270 lbs (depending on the time of day). Still a lot, but I'm working on it. I am able to do 20 push ups for the first exercise and still have plenty left in the tank to do many more pushups through the rest of the workout. I can keep up with the plyo workout. Now I've started running and am making a goal for a half marathon.

Anyway, just a quick update so that I would know what I'm up to.

It's been TOO Long...

It's been a while since I've posted. Fortunately, I'm the only one that reads this, so it doesn't really matter. I saw this and my first response was to make sure everyone knows that President Obama DOES know the problem with the national debt. Here is the proof.

SCULLY: You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?

OBAMA: Well, we are out of money now. We are operating in deep deficits, not caused by any decisions we've made on health care so far. This is a consequence of the crisis that we've seen and in fact our failure to make some good decisions on health care over the last several decades. So we've got a short-term problem, which is we had to spend a lot of money to salvage our financial system, we had to deal with the auto companies, a huge recession which drains tax revenue at the same time it's putting more pressure on governments to provide unemployment insurance or make sure that food stamps are available for people who have been laid off. So we have a short-term problem and we also have a long-term problem. The short-term problem is dwarfed by the long-term problem. And the long-term problem is Medicaid and Medicare. If we don't reduce long-term health care inflation substantially, we can't get control of the deficit.
So, one option is just to do nothing. We say, well, it's too expensive for us to make some short-term investments in health care. We can't afford it. We've got this big deficit. Let's just keep the health care system that we've got now. Along that trajectory, we will see health care cost as an overall share of our federal spending grow and grow and grow and grow until essentially it consumes everything...

So, President Obama has at least looked at the budget and realized that Medicare and Medicaid ARE the reason we are in this mess to begin with. Here's the kicker, what is Obama's plan?? He definately wants to overhaul the system so that EVERYONE is on a plan similar to Medicare and Medicaid.

I'm sure President Obama's plan will work, unlike every other government program.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How To Use a Tool

Before you see this clip, know that to cut $100 million from President Obama's proposed budget is a whopping 0.003% of the budget. He wants to search and go deep to find $100 million, while budgeting $900 million for Amtrack. (by the way, Amtrack has been losing huge amounts of money, it is estimated that a one way ticket on Amtrack costs the tax payers about $97). Now watch the clip and tell me what you think of Gibbs' attempt to make you think the President is trying to cut the budget, or just trying to make ignorant Americans think he's trying.

All I have to say, is Robert Gibbs has further shown what a giant tool he is. This guy defines the "progressive" movement. He is snide, belittling, and with no other way to say it, he's a jerk. If you question him, he will smirk at you then say "Well, lets break this your little pea sized brain might understand what my giant brain easily comprehends". Then he goes in a little say nothing trance to avoid any answer. I know that all press secretaries are paid to do this little song and dance show, but this guy would make a used car salesman cringe at the sleaziness.