Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Another Photo Op?

New Yorkers should be fuming mad...what in heaven's name is our government doing flying an Air Force One jet near Manhattan? With fighter jet escort? Along the Hudson? The 9/11 flight plan? For a PHOTO OP? The lack of discretion here is unfathomable. You know, radio stations are required by law to give a bit of warning prior to running their "test" of the emergency broadcast system; I presume this is to avoid any ensuing panic. Did anyone in authority give New Yorkers a little "heads up"? No photo op is worth what the Obama administration just did to that city.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Reconcilation and Recommit

These words, "reconciliation" and "recommit" as used in the House and Senate are anything but reconciliatory. Speaker Pelosi and House democrats made a motion to enact "recommit" rules in the House in January, 2009. The effect muzzled any protest or meaningful debate on pending legislation by the opposing party. The most current offspring of recommit rules are the staggering stimulus ($780 Billion) and the drowning-in-pork omnibus appropriations bill.

But wait, there's more...in addition to "recommit", the Speaker has not ruled out using "reconciliation" in order to shove through legislation usurping the health care industry under the guise of "universal health care" without so much as a whimper of protest. I don't pretend to understand the inner workings of the House and Senate, to be sure. However, on the enormous issue of government in essence seizing the health care industry, I believe that debate is in order. We need to demand it.

The brazen disregard by the Democrats of the intentions of check-and-balance provided by the U.S. Constitution is chilling. Before our country's leaders commit WE THE PEOPLE to a socialistic health care system, it needs to be scrutinized and debated by ALL of the representatives who have been elected to the House and Senate.

I know most people believe that the U.S. government is our friend. Here, No. An engorged and sickening stimulus bill was passed without EVEN BEING READ. What makes this any different? Health care, 17% of our national economy, is at risk of being taken over by the people who are in ultimate charge of the DMV and post office. Can you even begin to imagine a doctor visit a la department of public safety?

Pay attention to what's going on in Washington. Reconciliation and Recommit are not what they appear to be.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A House Divided Against Itself

I learned relevant truths from my mother. The first one is life is not fair and that expecting it to be so will disappoint you. Another was if you couldn't say something nice, to say nothing at all. Zip your lip!

This is some advice that Obama's mama perhaps did not give to him. Dude, you are the President of the United States. You are its primary representative; you need to be its cheerleader; its encourager and its most ardent fan! Instead you go trapsing across the globe waiting for photo ops and trashing your country and its people and its history! If you can't say something nice, BHO, then keep your trap shut! (As an aside, Mr. Obama, stop apologizing for ME, thank you very much; when I have behaved in an arrogant manner (sure, it's happened) I think it should be me seeking pardon!)

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Obama must stop criticizing America. He is hacking away at the foundation of our great nation, one pompous, arrogant, disparaging comment at a time.