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I’ve been wondering about former mayor Ron Kirk. Haven’t heard anything much about him since his appointment.

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The health care mistake



Letter to the Editor of the Democrat Herald online newspaper.

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:45 pm | (15) Comments

It’s a sad day in America. When we sent folks to Congress, they were elected to represent all of us. Yet they ignored the will of 60 percent of their constituents, in order to “fix” a problem that affects 15 percent of Americans.

There was a much simpler solution than the 2,000-page document they approved, and most of them either didn’t read it or didn’t understand all the details.

Here is my simple solution.

1) Insure the uninsured uninsurable. I’d help pay for that.

2) Clean up the fraud in Medicare/Medicaid, sooner than later.

3) Educate people about their options in health insurance coverage; catastrophic insurance is an affordable option. We don’t need a Cadillac plan that covers every little medical event.

4) Show people why it’s advantageous to eat healthier, exercise, and to stop drinking, smoking and taking illegal drugs.

5) Allow for interstate purchasing of health insurance.

6) Insurance commissioners need to say no to the rate increases. Without their approval, no rate increases will take place. Perhaps the rate increases need to go before a non-government employee board made up of everyday private citizens and business owners.

Instead of taking small steps to improve our health insurance plans, we are being saddled with a plan so full of loopholes, it will probably cost us more than we can ever hope to afford. A plan that could land you in jail if you refuse coverage — great plan. I am looking forward to November.

Jo Rae Perkins, Albany

(Jo is a buddy of mine, and she’s a straight shooter. Her article is here. )

The Conservative Monster.com: NRA: The Truth About Arms Trafficking in Mexico

I’ve been keeping a distubed eye on the murders/kidnappings along the Border for a couple of years now. It moved onto US soil and really started heating up last year with the arrests made up north.

This video shows the political side of the mess going on along the Border.

The Conservative Monster.com: NRA: The Truth About Arms Trafficking in Mexico.

Another Minor Earthquake In N Texas

“A small earthquake rattled houses in Cleburne and surrounding cities Tuesday, but caused no damage or injuries.”

The article I’m taking this from stated that this was the FOURTH earthquake for this area in the past year. When I researched this recently, only 2 were on file with the Institute for Geophysics at UT down in Austin, and the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey website). So . . . where did those other two come from? The article didn’t expound. (bummer)

We’ve gone from never having had one, in all of recorded history, to now having 3 (4 according to the article). The first occurred this past October, and now the 2 latest quakes took place a little over 2 weeks apart!

Thankfully they were all small in scale, and didn’t do any damage. But the big question on my mind is, WHY? Why are having them? Something must be causing them. The only activity affecting that deep would be the intense drilling going on all around the Metroplex now.

And please don’t misunderstand me, I am not against drilling. That is unless it was going to cause some serious damage to our ecological system or certainly to our people. (God forbid)

The article I’ve quoted from here, and linked to, says unequivocally that the quakes aren’t due to the drilling (RIGHT)

Well, if that’s true, then what on earth COULD be causing it? (I’m still leaning toward the drilling.) Common sense tells us there is definitely a reason for the earthquakes ocurring. Someone really needs to find out soon.

I imagine we’ll see more earthquakes getting closer together. And I’m afraid that we’ll start to see some stronger ones that actually do damage, before they find out (or admit ) the cause.

Mild or not, the very idea of earthquakes occurring where they haven’t occurred before (and I’ve been in Fort Worth all my life)  gives me a sense of unease that this is a very bad sign. I am SO hoping I’m wrong.

Texas Woman Told US Flag Is Offensive

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A local woman, in the DFW Metroplex area, was forced to remove Old Glory from her office because of a complaint made by a co-worker who is an immigrant to the U.S.

The woman’s supervisor removed her flag and placed it on the FLOOR, adding insult to injury. This took place right before the Memorial Day weekend no less (adding further insult to injury).

Debbie McLucas, a supervisor at Kindred hospital in Mansfield, Texas had a 3’x5’ flag hanging in an office that she shares with the other 3 hospital supervisors. One of which was the complainer and is also an immigrant here from Africa.

This is both unbelievable and OUTRAGEOUS!

The one who complained was the one who took it upon herself to remove the flag and then laid it down on the floor. That is inexcusable behavior and gross misconduct! This goes against protocol and is a slap in the face to our military, their families, and every American patriot. It is a most grievous insult, and should be treated as such.

“When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. ‘I was just totally speechless. I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,’ McLucas said.

McLucas’ husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. McLucas said that supervisor took down the flag herself.”

Incidentally, I submitted a comment, but it called me Anonymous. I didn’t see a place to sign in. My comment is the one that starts with “Shame, shame, SHAME . . . . “ I’ll figure out how to sign in and repost under my name. I’m not ashamed to tell the truth.

I hope that enough people will take offense at this and let Kindred know it. We need to be showing support for our country and our troops, esp at a time when our current administration is doing SO much to undermine our country and our troops.

Used to, immigrants to our shores were so very THANKFUL and GRATEFUL to be allowed to come live here, in a land where they could prosper and do better for themselves than what their previous prospects had been. They would join the military and took GREAT pride in displaying the American flag and in participating in acts of freedom granted to them by being citizens of these United States of America!

Now we have a bunch of spoiled rotten little babies on the bottle,  that are not only fault-finding grumbling murmurers, but also most ungracious and unappreciative. This type of person really should consider leaving America and moving somewhere else entirely. Let them go to France or better yet–CUBA!

U.S. Flag Found on Floor After Immigrant Complains

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/US-Flag-Found-on-Floor-After-Emigrant-Complains.html

Supervisor Asks Woman To Take Down American Flag

http://cbs11tv.com/local/patriotism.at.office.2.1020415.html

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Obama Deems Steelers More Important than 100 Kindergarteners

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The kindergarteners from Stafford County, VA were scheduled to have their field trip to the White House to meet with the President Thursday morning (May 14th).

Due to traffic circumstances the kids were 10 minutes late (ONLY ten minutes folks).  But Obama’s staff told them that he was too busy getting ready for his meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers to meet with them. (Wow, get a load of those priorities. Don’t you think that’s kind of messed up? I know I do.)

TEN minutes late.  So . . . was he only planning to give the kindergartners 10 minutes of his time to begin with????? What is UP with THAT?

Then the spin doctors tried to smooth over the appearance of it all to the press, by saying that Obama had planned to create care packages for U.S. troops with the Steelers players—Yeah sure, THAT’s what it was—of course Obama AND the Steelers are just so much more important than those little children that had been planning this trip for months and paid for a charter bus to take them to the White House.  Understandably the kids were crushed. (PRI-OR-I-TIES)

In all honesty, I’m sure the Pittsburgh Steelers would’ve been more than happy to allow him time to spend with the kids for probably an entire hour. In fact, most of your sports figures take active part in working with local kids to encourage them. I’ll bet if asked, the Steelers players would’ve been happy to meet with the little tykes along WITH (or without)  Obama.

The way these things go, the blame will be cast all about by the spin doctors—on everybody else under the sun—but the plain truth is that Obama is at fault here. He knew what he was doing, and he dissed the kids without any thought for their feelings. But this is in keeping with his personality (that many people are not aware of).

He really doesn’t care (even though we were led to believe so). Just keep paying attention, the truth always comes out in the end.

I’m going to classify this article under Odd & Bizarre (for lack of better title). It really is odd, and I think, unconsionable to treat those small children like the dregs in a tea cup. Understandably one of the parents was pretty miffed.

I’ll bet most of the other parents were as well. It was ridculous–and don’t let him get away with blame-shifting on this–there is not a good excuse–he made a judgment call from his heart.  It was a poor judgment call, like several other poor judgment calls our current administration has made so far.

Muslim Terrorist Plot In NY Against Americans & Jews

The FBI and NYPD captured 4 Muslim men Wednesday night who had plotted terrorist bombings on Jewish synagogues/centers and military targets in New York.  This was reported early on by my local NBC affiliate.

They attempted to plant bombs outside Jewish community centers in Riverdale (Bronx area). At least one of the bombs was a car bomb

“The FBI said the Muslim suspects were angry and full of hate for America.” (Well apparently they’re also anti-Semitic, let’s not miss that disturbing little fact. Americans and Jews—no matter where they are—seem to be the scapegoats and absolute targets of  every Muslim extremist we’ve found so far. Yep, definite pattern.)

Thankfully, the FBI knew of their plot for about a year, and even supplied them with fake bombs in an undercover operation prior to the attempt to use the bombs to murder innocent people.

An additional disturbing fact is that the leader of the Muslim terrorists has 27 (yes TWENTY-SEVEN) past arrests and was known to spew out hateful threats about Jewish people and Americans. The article in my local online paper said that several of the other suspects (there were only 4—that must mean 2 outside the leader) have spent time in prison over drug charges “and may have converted to Islam in prison” authorities said.

Reading that  they may have (means almost assuredly) converted to Islam while serving prison sentences brings to mind the video, What Islam Is Not on recruiting from within the prisons a type of personality that they can control. So I’m posting that video at the top of this blog.

And while on the subject of terrorists on American soil, there was also a story released last night about the top terrorism suspect that will be coming to New York from Gitmo to stand trial here. The story subtitle is, “Ahmed Ghailani first Gitmo detainee to face trail in civilian criminal court”.

(By the way, do you believe Obama will keep us all safe and sound? Not me, I have absolutely no confidence in him, or his cabinet whatsoever.) Get ready for the schmooze, he gives a speech today on national security. (More blog fodder.)

Back to the first article, on the NY Muslim terrorists, there were so many spicey comments, that I feel I should include the first few here.

“I wonder if secretly Obama is upset these men were caught…”

“How very convenient. The day before Obama is to give a major speech about national security we have this bust. It comes just in time for Obama to point at it and say how safe he is keeping us. Will this overshadow all the other ways that he has put us at risk? Probably. His adoring fans in MSM will play it just as he wants it.”

“These guys may seem like total losers, but honestly, weren’t the 9-11 terrorists basically the same sort of idiots from the same shallow end of the meme pool? Maybe they can be thwarted if we just, you know, try. Never thought I’d say it, but congrats to the FBI for saving some lives!”

“If there are those who are gathering waterboards I shall not say their names! Of course, the Obama administration would like to place these men in the general U.S. population and give them social security payments, section 8 housing, free medical care and an apology for all of America’s wrongs!”

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