Tag Archives: Obamacare

Lost and Found – April 1st Edition

What to remember about April 1st…

April Fools Day

  • 1621  Wampanoag tribe signs defensive treaty with colonists at Plymouth in Massachusetts; lasts more than 50 years
  • 1700  Date becomes popularized as a pranksters holiday in England
  • 1789  In New York City, U.S. House of Representatives elects Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (PA) as 1st Speaker of the House
  • 1865  Union forces cut supply lines for Lee’s army with victory at Battle of Five Forks; Confederates begin withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond
  • 1924  Adolf Hitler is convicted and sentenced to 5 years for failed attempt to seize control of German government; writes Mein Kampf in prison
  • 1945  50,000 troops make landing unopposed during invasion of Japanese island of Okinawa; new tactic draws allies inland
  • 1946  Earthquake off Alaska spawns 30-foot tall tsunami that strikes Hawaii killing over 100; prompts creation of Seismic SeaWave Warning System
  • 1948  Soviet troops stop and attempt to search U.S. and British military trains en route to supply West Berlin; tensions over control city mount
  • 1954  United States Air Force Academy is founded at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1970  President Nixon signs into law a total ban on cigarette advertizing by television or radio; adds Surgeon General’s warning to packaging
  • 1976  Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne; Wayne sells his shares soon after for $2300
  • 2001  U.S. Navy EP-3E ARIES II collides with Chinese fighter and is forced to land in China; crew is detained after destroying their classified equipment; Chinese intelligence service dismantles and examines aircraft
  • 2010  Congress cuts Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%as part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act

Advertisements

Lost and Found – March 23rd Edition

What to remember about March 23rd…

  • 1775  Patrick Henry gives passionate speech at Virginia Convention declaring “give me liberty or give me death!”
  • 1806  After wintering near Pacific coast, Lewis and Clark expedition begins return leg of their journey of exploration
  • 1918  118-foot long German super cannon fired 74 miles into city of Paris
  • 1919  Benito Mussolini leaves Italian Socialist Party and founds fascist movement
  • 1933  German Reichstag passes act making Adolf Hitler dictator
  • 1944  German troops massacre 300 Italian civilians over partisan attacks
  • 1961  American intelligence gathering plane is shot down over Laos; 1st aerial losses of Vietnam War
  • 1965  NASA launches Gemini 3; America’s 1st 2-man space mission
  • 1983  President Reagan gives a speech announcing development of anti-missile technology; Strategic Defense Initiative “Star Wars” program born
  • 2001  Russian Mir space station returns to Earth in a controlled re-entry; splashes down on Pacific off the coast of Fiji
  • 2010  President Obama signs Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); “Obamacare” becomes law

Lost and Found – March 23rd Edition

What to remember about March 23rd…

  • 1775  Patrick Henry gives passionate speech at Virginia Convention declaring “give me liberty or give me death!”
  • 1806  After wintering near Pacific coast, Lewis and Clark expedition begins return leg of their journey of exploration
  • 1918  118-foot long German super cannon fired 74 miles into city of Paris
  • 1919  Benito Mussolini leaves Italian Socialist Party and founds fascist movement
  • 1933  German Reichstag passes act making Adolf Hitler dictator
  • 1944  German troops massacre 300 Italian civilians over partisan attacks
  • 1961  American intelligence gathering plane is shot down over Laos; 1st aerial losses of Vietnam War
  • 1965  NASA launches Gemini 3; America’s 1st 2-man space mission
  • 1983  President Reagan gives a speech announcing development of anti-missile technology; Strategic Defense Initiative “Star Wars” program born
  • 2001  Russian Mir space station returns to Earth in a controlled re-entry; splashes down on Pacific off the coast of Fiji
  • 2010  President Obama signs Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); “Obamacare” becomes law

Obamacare Peggy

An old high school friend came up with this and shared it on Facebook.  Enjoy!

obamacare peggy

(Thanks Brad.)

Obamacare – Trick Or Treat?

A little something to get you in the holiday spirit…

obamacare potion

Obamacarehorror film

obama halloween costume

 

 

 

Thomas Jefferson on Judges

The judiciary is just one co-equal branch of our federal government.  They have been wrong in the past and will be so in the future.  Relying on them for the assurance of your liberty is mere hope.

Here is Jefferson on judges in a letter to William Charles Jarvis written September 28, 1820.

I thank you, Sir, for the copy of your Republican which you have been so kind as to send me, and I should have acknowledged it sooner but that I am just returned home after a long absence. I have not vet had time to read it seriously, but in looking over it cursorily I see much in it to approve, and shall be glad if it shall lead our youth to the practice of thinking on such subjects and for themselves. That it will have this tendency may be expected, and for that reason I feel an urgency to note what I deem an error in it, the more requiring notice as your opinion is strengthened by that of many others. You seem, in pages 84 and 148, to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is “boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem,” and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves. If the legislature fails to pass laws for a census, for paying the judges and other officers of government, for establishing a militia, for naturalization as prescribed by the Constitution, or if they fail to meet in congress, the judges cannot issue their mandamus to them ; if the President fails to supply the place of a judge, to appoint other civil or military officers, to issue requisite commissions, the judges cannot force him. They can issue their mandamus or distringas to no executive or legislative officer to enforce the fulfilment of their official duties, any more than the President or legislature may issue orders to the judges or their officers. Betrayed by English example, and unaware, as it should seem, of the control of our Constitution in this particular, they have at times overstepped their limit by undertaking to command executive officers in the discharge of their executive duties ; but the Constitution, in keeping three departments distinct and independent, restrains the authority of the judges to judiciary organs, as it does the executive and legislative to executive and legislative organs. The judges certainly have more frequent occasion to act on constitutional questions, because the laws of meum and tuum and of criminal action, forming the great mass of the system of law, constitute their particular department. When the legislative or executive functionaries act unconstitutionally, they are responsible to the people in their elective capacity. The exemption of the judges from that is quite dangerous enough. I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power. Pardon me, Sir, for this difference of opinion. My personal interest in such questions is entirely extinct, but not my wishes for the longest possible continuance of our government on its pure principles ; if the three powers maintain their mutual independence on each other it may last long, but not so if either can assume the authorities of the other. I ask your candid re-consideration of this subject, and am sufficiently sure you will form a candid conclusion. Accept the assurance of my great respect.

Thomas Jefferson

We feel relieved at the 2nd Amendment ruling in Heller but aghast at the SCOTUS ruling in the Obamacare case.  Never abdicate your fight for good and honest government to others.  Hold your representatives accountable.  Press on through every possible channel to ensure that we not only maintain our rights but also regain those that have been abridged.

thomas jefferson on judges

Lost and Found – April 1st Edition

What to remember about April 1st…

April Fools Day

  • 1621  Wampanoag tribe signs defensive treaty with colonists at Plymouth in Massachusetts; lasts more than 50 years
  • 1700  Date becomes popularized as a pranksters holiday in England
  • 1789  In New York City, U.S. House of Representatives elects Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (PA) as 1st Speaker of the House
  • 1865  Union forces cut supply lines for Lee’s army with victory at Battle of Five Forks; Confederates begin withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond
  • 1924  Adolf Hitler is convicted and sentenced to 5 years for failed attempt to seize control of German government; writes Mein Kampf in prison
  • 1945  50,000 troops make landing unopposed during invasion of Japanese island of Okinawa; new tactic draws allies inland
  • 1946  Earthquake off Alaska spawns 30-foot tall tsunami that strikes Hawaii killing over 100; prompts creation of Seismic SeaWave Warning System
  • 1948  Soviet troops stop and attempt to search U.S. and British military trains en route to supply West Berlin; tensions over control city mount
  • 1954  United States Air Force Academy is founded at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1970  President Nixon signs into law a total ban on cigarette advertizing by television or radio; adds Surgeon General’s warning to packaging
  • 1976  Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne; Wayne sells his shares soon after for $2300
  • 2001  U.S. Navy EP-3E ARIES II collides with Chinese fighter and is forced to land in China; crew is detained after destroying their classified equipment; Chinese intelligence service dismantles and examines aircraft
  • 2010  Congress cuts Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%as part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act

Lost and Found – March 23rd Edition

What to remember about March 23rd…

  • 1775  Patrick Henry gives passionate speech at Virginia Convention declaring “give me liberty or give me death!”
  • 1806  After wintering near Pacific coast, Lewis and Clark expedition begins return leg of their journey of exploration
  • 1918  118-foot long German super cannon fired 74 miles into city of Paris
  • 1919  Benito Mussolini leaves Italian Socialist Party and founds fascist movement
  • 1933  German Reichstag passes act making Adolf Hitler dictator
  • 1944  German troops massacre 300 Italian civilians over partisan attacks
  • 1961  American intelligence gathering plane is shot down over Laos; 1st aerial losses of Vietnam War
  • 1965  NASA launches Gemini 3; America’s 1st 2-man space mission
  • 1983  President Reagan gives a speech announcing development of anti-missile technology; Strategic Defense Initiative “Star Wars” program born
  • 2001  Russian Mir space station returns to Earth in a controlled re-entry; splashes down on Pacific off the coast of Fiji
  • 2010  President Obama signs Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); “Obamacare” becomes law

Best Post-Debate Roundup (Taiwanese)

Last night the candidates for President met for the first time in a debate setting.  You’ve probably seen the spin machines already at work and had your e-mail inundated.  For a brief but complete (and absolutely hilarious) roundup of the debate, watch below.

You almost don’t need the subtitles.

Obama’s War On Seniors

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a great point last night.  The biggest threat to Medicare is Obamacare.

The President and his defenders like to say that they didn’t take $716 Billion from Medicare.  They say that it is still there.  But, you and I both know that if you are using that $716 billion for Obamacare then it isn’t there for our seniors.  You can’t use the same (huge) pile of money to fund both programs.  If Medicare costs will be reduced through improvements and cost savings, who gets paid less?  The doctors and hospitals that are currently treating our seniors are already paid way below market for their services.  More cuts mean fewer doctors will take Medicare patients.  Those that do will have to make up in volume what they lose in per patient reimbursement.  Less time with your physician and longer waits for visits will play nicely with the government overseers that get to determine what kind of treatments you will be allowed to receive.

But, Medicare is not the only place that the administration is covertly hurting our seniors.  look at this economy.  Higher gas and food prices hit those on fixed incomes especially hard.  To make ends meet, more seniors are trying to stay in the workforce longer or find work after “retirement”.  The current high unemployment is forcing generations to move back in together just to keep afloat, further depressing housing values that seniors thought formed the backbone of their retirement portfolio.  Add to this the abysmally low-interest rates that seniors are receiving on their savings and you have a real disaster on your hands.

Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit) has a great analysis of these and other economic problems created or exacerbated by this President.

Our seniors are suffering and face increasing hardship.  Yet, the media choose to ignore the crisis at hand.  I guess we can tell who they are rooting for.